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July 11 2016

This Week In Gastown

Gastown Grand Prix 2016 is Coming to the Neighbourhood this Wednesday!

The 2016 Gastown Grand Prix is racing its way into the neighbourhoood and is shaping up to be one of the best ever!

As Canada’s oldest still running cycling classic, this July 13th Gastown sees thousands of energetic fans and cyclists come to the neighbourhood for an exciting day filled with food, drink, celebration and racing.

The Grand Prix is a super fast paced race called a “Criterium”. Also known as a  “crit”, it is a high speed action-packed bike race that is held on a closed course, that is usually between 800 and 1,500 meters. The Gastown Grand Prix is a one day only event. Come early to enjoy good drinks and delicious food during Happy Hour and secure your spot along track.

First race starts at 5.30pm. For Happy Hour locations click here.

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Gastown’s Birds & The Beets To Host Evening Pop-Up Craft Cider Bar & Restaurant

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening, starting July 14th, Txotx Imports and chef Jefferson Alvarez will transform Gastown’s delightful Birds & the Beets restaurant into Orchard & The Sea, BC’s first craft cider bar!

Orchard & The Sea also plans to host various cider­-themed events, including: Seasonal tasting dinners, Educational seminars and “Meet the Cider Maker” nights.

For more info visit:


inform speaker nights 

INFORM Lecture Series Welcomes Louis Becker

Contemporary Danish Design: A People Focus

On July 12th from 5 to 7pm, Inform Interiors will host Managing Partner and Design Director at Henning Larsen Architects, Louis Becker to their 50 Water St showroom for a lecture.

Please RSVP to

Through project examples, Louis will discuss the importance of a Danish design tradition that emphasizes a human-centric approach at every scale – from urban design to architecture, to interiors and product design.

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New Exhibition at Gallery Gachet – Mad Pride: Mad City

Exhibition runs: July 8th ­- July 24th 2016

Mad Pride is an international movement created by psychiatric survivors, consumers, folks labeled “mentally ill” — all of us that proudly reclaim the words mad & crazy, and those in solidarity with us. We are mad. We are crazy. And we are damn proud to be. We believe madness is a completely sane and well­ adjusted response to living in such a mad world, in such a mad city, in these terribly mad times.


Keys to the Streets at Woodward’s Atrium

Join in tonight for the inaugural Keys to the Street: Woodward’s Summer Jam Session, hosted by Westbank, for an incredible local concert in support of the piano program. 

On July 15th, Keys to the Street will place 10 painted pianos on the streets of Vancouver, plus have a ‘traveling piano’ in addition to one new piano – a baby grand – that will debut on July 11th at the Keys to the Street: Woodward’s Summer Jam Session.

Keys to the Streets is a project that brings free, brightly painted pianos to Vancouver public spaces. Begun in 2013, it has quickly become a cherished and whimsical feature of our streets.

For more information on Keys to the Street, please visit

Monday, 11th July 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM 

Woodwards Atrium – West Cordova Street & Abbott Street,