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April 25 2016

This Week In Gastown

Capture Speaker Series “Writing with Light”: Liking vs Critiquing

and Paola Antonelli lecture at INFORM

On April 26th at 6pm on 50 Water St – The Speaker Series is a co-presentation between Capture Photography Festival and Inform Interiors. The 2016 edition entitled “Writing with Light” brings luminary artists, curators, and researchers together to discuss how lens-based technology is transforming culture.


Admission is free of charge.

Event Info here.

On April 27th at 6pm at the 50 Water St showroom,  join Inform for a talk from Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture & Design as well as the Director of R&D at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Paola Antonelli.

A designer today can choose to focus on interaction, interfaces, the web, visualization, socially minded infrastructures, immersive spaces, biodesign, sustainability, video games, critical scenarios, and, yes, even products and furniture. A remarkable thinker on design, Antonelli explores these recent innovations, which draw on past pioneers in the field, in order to expand our understanding of the fundamental role of design in contemporary culture.

Space is limited. Event info can be found here.


Ono Raw Bar now open for lunch

Newly opened Ono Raw Bar is now serving lunch, Monday to Friday 12 – 3pm.

Ono – Hawaiian for “delicious”, offers an extensive selection of fresh fish flown in daily from the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean.

Click here for their current lunch menu.

(photo by: modernmix Vancouver)

 Nicole Bridger 2016 Spring Shop & Show with Poppy Barley


Nicole Bridger will be hosting Poppy Barley at their shop from April 28th-30th. They are proud to partner with the ethically made Canadian footwear brand. All are welcome to join them for the launch party on Thursday April 28th from 7pm-9pm. Discounts on shopping with light refreshments served.

Please RSVP to 

(photo by:

The Army & Navy Legendary Shoe Sale Returns!

Wednesday April 27th, 2016!

The countdown starts now! The #LegendaryShoeSale is back in a big way for 2016. The Army & Navy team promise the selection of shoes this year are amazing and will better than ever. They’ve have Nine West, Steve Madden, Betsey Johnson, and many more that are too famous to mention!

Keep your eyes on their Instagram and Facebook accounts to get special sneak peaks of what’s to come. Be sure to sign up for their mailing list too so you don’t miss the VIP Entry Contest announcement that is coming soon.

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Aveda – Music For Change

The Music For Change event will be held on April 28th at 7.30pm at The Aveda Institute in Gastown, 101 Water St. The event consists of local live music, guest speakers, guest appearances, the spa experience centre and a silent auction. The event is all ages & licensed. All proceeds are in benefit of WaterAid. 

WaterAid is a leading Canadian charity dedicated to fighting global poverty by helping the world’s poorest people gain access to clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education. The silent auction includes sponsors from Vancouver Urban Winery, Juice Truck, Herschel, David’s Tea & more.

Tickets here.

Timbertrain Coffee Cupping this Saturday!
Saturday, April 30th from 5pm to 6pm at Timbertrain Coffee Roasters – 311 West Cordova Street

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters in Gastown will be showing off many of the coffees that they run in house, as well as a handful of other coffees that they are currently sampling but are not on the menu. The event will include instructions for beginners as well as a talk about how to go about tasting coffees during a cupping. It will be hosted by Mark – the owner and there is no charge for joining in.