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August 24 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

MEET GASTOWN’S NEWEST SALON, HOUSE OF BLOND

Looking for a new hairstylist? House of Blond has opened its doors at 508 – 55 Water St, bringing a team of hair wizards that specialize in an amalgamation of techniques from men’s fading to corrective colour work. Nestled inside the 55 Water building, their house features custom hand designed wood furniture, along with a rotation of local art. If you’re looking for a space to host daily workshops, photoshoots or classes, the boutique salon is also available for private rentals.

GASTOWN SHUFFLE RETURNS

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The Gastown Shuffle is back for its fifth edition with five pubs, five drinks and a live performance from Girlfriends & Boyfriends. This event is a one-night pub crawl with complimentary feature drinks and special offers.

Pick up your lanyards at any of the participating pubs leading up to the event date. On Thursday, August 27th, shuffle your way around the neighbourhood, enjoy feature drinks at Gastown Shuffle venues, and get your lanyards punched at all five spots to gain free entry to the Gastown Shuffle 5 After Party at The Lamplighter.

Participating venues include: The LamplighterThe Charles BarRevel RoomBitter Tasting Room and Clough ClubFor more event details, click here.

GARETH EMERY X BLUEPRINT EVENTS

Blueprint Events has partnered with internationally acclaimed DJ/producer, Gareth Emery, for a private and intimate event that supports The Greater Vancouver Food Bank and Gareth’s charity, Electric For Life Foundation, on Thursday, August 27th at M.I.A.

Gareth has agreed to waive his artist fee in support of the event, where 100% of ticket sales will directly benefit the The Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Blueprint & M.I.A. will also donate a portion of the bar sales in support of the The Greater Vancouver Food Bank that evening.

There is no guest list – only charitable contribution via ticket purchase will be available to the general public. To purchase your ticket, click here.

PORTSIDE HOSTS FADE PHENOM BATTLE & ANNIVERSARY BASH

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There’s lots going down at The Portside Pub this week! On Wednesday, August 26th, The Fade Phenom Battle gets underway from 6-10pm. Barbers will battle it out for best fade, artistic freestyle, classic haircut, and judges choice. Special guest judge, Julius Cvesar (aka Master Barber) will partake in a meet and greet between 5-6pm. Click here to purchase your ticket.

As a special thank you to their devoted patrons, Portside is also hosting a special anniversary bash on Thursday, August 27th. Swing by to enjoy live entertainment from The Lovers Cabaret and spins by Nick Bike and The Stunt Man. Portside will serve complimentary samples from their East Coast Menu and Jameson Oyster Bar from 8pm until midnight. For more event details, click here.

DON’T FORGET…

CELEBRTING 25 YEARS OF B.C. WINES

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British Columbia has a lot to brag about, especially when it comes to food and wine. On Tuesday August 25th, Wines of British Columbia, along with some of the province’s most celebrated chefs will honour the 25th anniversary of B.C. wines with a special dinner in L’Abattoir’s private dining room.

Join Executive Chef Lee Cooper when he hosts guest chefs Vikram Vij of Vij’s, Scott Jaeger of The Pear Tree and Bernard Casavant of Okanagan College. The evening will include exquisite food pairings with some of B.C.’s best wines. 

Joined by these top chefs are special guests Steven Spurrier (Decanter Magazine and the Judgment of Paris), sommelier and emcee DJ Kearney, as well as B.C. winemakers.

Tickets are $185 per person, and include a sparkling wine reception, wine, food and gratuity; taxes are extra. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

B.C. BOUNTY WINE DINNER

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Notturno’s monthly wine dinner series returns tonight (Aug 24) – and this time, they’re staying local. Chef Bill Robitaille and Ben DeChamplain will showcase some of the best ingredients of the season inspired by the tastes and flavours of British Columbia. The night’s menu features salon tartare, olive oil poached halibut, coffee-butter pheasant, blue cheese crème brule and more.

Each ticket is $100, wine pairings included. To purchase yours, please call 604-720-3145.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

Join Guilt & Co as they welcome the Gabriel Palatchi Trio to the stage on Friday, August 28th. Gabriel Palatchi’s music is an original blend of different genres including Latin Jazz, Gyspy, Reggae, Samba and Klezmer. The dynamic group was formed in Mexico and has since collaborated with international musicians from Cuba, Peru, Argentina, and beyond.

MONDAY AUGUST 24

The Bottom Shelf Bourbon Trio Guilt & Company

TUESDAY AUGUST 25

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Tim Sars Trio at Guilt & Company

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26

The Revel Review at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

THURSDAY AUGUST 27

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Big Fate at Guilt & Company

FRIDAY AUGUST 28

The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone

Gabriel Palatchi Trio at Guilt & Company

SATURDAY AUGUST 29

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Rocket Science at Guilt & Company

SUNDAY AUGUST 30

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Future Soul Sundays ft. Luscious Moov at Guilt & Company