Happy BC Day!

British Columbia joined Confederation on 20 July 1871, becoming Canada’s sixth province in the wake of a gold rush and on the promise of a transcontinental railway link.

Source: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/british-columbia-and-confederation/

Revolver Cold Brew

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Cold Brew Coffee in Gastown

It’s hot out there and knowing where to get good, cold brewed coffee is essential to summer survival. Timbertrain, Buro, Revolver, Starbucks, East Van Roasters and Nelson the Seagull – they all serve great cold coffee.


New at Bauhaus – Chef’s Summer Tasting Menu

Chef Stefan Hartmann continues to delight and surprise with his innovative techniques and menu curation. Bauhaus’ new Chef’s Tasting Menu starts with Sturgeon with cucumber and dill, followed closely by Cod with bell pepper, cider and cilantro. Then, indulge in a Skate Wing with artichoke, leek, and mussels. Moving on, sample the famed Squab Breast with peas, chanterelles, and potato, as well as the Pork Cheek with cabbage, schupfnudel, and mustard. (Don’t forget to pair with a great wine!) Lastly, enjoy the Blueberry dessert with milk, pepper, and lemon-verbena.


Olga Campbell – Gastown and the City Utility Wrap Program

Speaking of a Gastown artcrawl – when the Steamclock bellows or anytime really, simply look beyond to the north and down the sidewalk, and there resides our newest outdoor work of art – a utility box transformed into something quite special. 

About the artist: (from olgacampbell.com)

Olga Campbell has been creating art since 1993 when she graduated from Emily Carr School of Art and Design. Her work includes sculpture, mixed media, digital prints and photography. She has had numerous shows in Metro Vancouver throughout the years, including a solo exhibition on the Holocaust at the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in Vancouver.

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Gallery Gachet Presents: MICHIF-MICHIN
Exhibition runs: August 5th-28th, 2016
Opens: Fri, August 5th, 6-­9pm

The Elders Say We Don’t Visit Anymore, tea and conversation socials Thursdays during the run of the exhibition from 1 to 3pm.

Michif – Michin (the people, the medicine) uses traditional plant knowledge as a starting point to think about and through community health. In this ongoing project, Miner investigates Indigenous medicines and other forms of earth-based and non-Western knowledge and healing. Over the summer, Miner collaborated with plants in and around Vancouver,
as well as worked with community members in the Downtown Eastside as part of the socially-engaged project.
Dylan Miner is a Wiisaakodewinini (Métis) educator, writer, historian, and curator, as well as an artist working in multiple media. For more information, please visit www.gachet.org

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Artist Trunk Show at Artina’s Jewelery

Come and join Artina’s Jewelery in Gastown this August 4th for a special trunk show with artist Pamela Lauz!  Pamela will be visiting from Toronto with a variety of new pieces, including a chance to WIN one of her beautiful Terra pendants! (Receive a ballot with purchase of Pam’s work). Driven by a life-long passion for jewellery, Pamela Lauz creates sculptural forms that exude an elegant, confident style. Trained professionally as an engineer, Pamela led a rewarding career in the software industry for ten years.  She then fulfilled her dream of becoming a goldsmith by completing the Graduate Jeweler program at the Revere Academy of Jewelery Arts in San Francisco.


Electric Monks at Guilt & Co.

Fri. August 5, 2016

Show 10pm

The Electric Monks are a funk orchestra out of East Vancouver, BC. Specializing in dance parties since 2011, they’ve been known to lay down a funky good time with some old school cool. The Electric Monks boast a collection of talented Vancouver musicians and excite crowds with burning solos, tight arrangements and a slamming rhythm section. The band draws their inspiration from the dance music of Maceo Parker, Jimmy Smith, John Scofield and MM&W. Some good honest backbeat!