This Week In Gastown – Gastown
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April 29 2016

This Week In Gastown

The Good Spirit –

Now Open

The Good Spirit is now open at 309 Cambie Street and is led by the conscientious Savannah Olsen from the always interesting, Old Faithful Shop on Cordova St.

A present day “metaphysical boutique”, The Good Spirit provides an entrancing selection of tools to assist in personal spiritual development along with a deeply intimate tarot studio led by effervescent and intuitive readers.

Open M-S 11-7 Sun 11-5. For tarot bookings call 778-379-5456

(photo by: @oldchum) 

Roden Gray – Monocle Book Launch

7738041 roden-gray-monocle-shop-in-shop c5ebf844 mCome down to the shop between 7:30pm and 9pm on Monday, May 2 for an exclusive book launch with Monocle editors Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck. Copies of their new book, How To Make A Nation: A Monocle Guide, will be available for purchase and signing that night.  

*RSVP is required! Email to ensure a spot at the event.

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Sushi and the City in Gastown

May 7

Sushi and the City begins on May 6th where a limited number can participate in a two and a half hour sushi and sashimi making class with renowned instructor Charlie Lee, a master of Japanese cuisine who trained at Sushi Matsumoto in Seoul, the famous sushi bar by Michelin star winning chef, Matsumoto Mizuho. 

In this one of a kind class, students will learn how to make restaurant quality sushi and sashimi using the latest techniques in Japanese gastronomy. All guests will have access to a wide selection of stylish plating supplies and fresh garnishes to design the perfect sushi dish. Details here.

Elliphant at the Alexander Gastown

May 7, doors 7 pm. show 8 pm

Swedish electronica singer-songwriter tours in support of latest release:

Living Life Golden.

Blending pop, EDM, dancehall, and rap, Stockholm, Sweden’s Ellinor Olovsdotter became Elliphant after traveling to the U.K. with a dubstep sound system and discovering London’s urban music scene. (source:clickhere)

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This week sees the start of the 15th Doxa Documentary Film Festival.

SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Gastown will be a major venue for the festival.

DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences.

SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Gastown programme will include 3 panel discussions, a special presentation and 2 film screenings. More info here.

Gallery Gachet – IN THIS TOGETHER


Opening May 6th, join Gallery Gachet in launching their exhibition fundraiser: IN THIS TOGETHER

May 6th-June 19th Gallery Gachet will launch an in-house exhibition with an online auction featuring the renowned Gallery Gachet community of local, national and international artists working in diverse mediums and artistic styles.

Artwork available at a range of price-points.

Cinco De Mayo at Tacofino!

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Muy Bien todos Amigos! It’s Cinco De Mayo this Thursday and where better to celebrate than @tacofinovan in Gastown! 

There will be specials of all sorts and DJ Soo will be spinnin’ Latin tunes from 8pm-11pm! Muchos Fiestas!

Nicole Bridger Azura Bay Pop Up Launch Party

Join Nicole Bridger for their launch party of a new pop up line: Azura Bay – ethically made and eco friendly swimwear and lingerie. Thursday May 5th, drinks served 6pm-9pm