October 31 2016
This Week In Gastown
Written by Gastown Admin
DOWNS HOUSE II BOOK LAUNCH
50 Water St
November 3rd, 5 to 7pm
The recently published monograph ‘Downs House II’ presents an original and comprehensive overview of the home that local architect Barry Downs built for his family in West Vancouver. This house of modest proportions presents the key and formative qualities that have come to represent a West Coast Modern idiom in architecture.
The monograph is the second in a series initiated by the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia, highlighting the accomplishments of a generation of architects while acknowledging the fragility of their creations.
Please join us in launching this important new contribution to local architectural publishing, including a conversation between author Christopher Macdonald and the architect Barry Downs.
DESIGN AND DEFIANCE FIND THEIR HOME
AT DURANT SESSIONS
On November 3, local boutique Durant Sessions presents the second of a series of conceptual eyewear projects. Following their line of customized lenses inspired by Chef Vikram Vij’s dishes, the Gastown shop will spotlight the electric collaboration of two iconoclasts – Vancouver artist Andy Dixon will wear and re-interpret the historical motifs that influence the luxury optical brand, Jacques Marie Mage. The converging artists are known for overturning the conventions of their respective fields and bringing a provocative, punk sentimentality to opulent design. WHAT: Celebrating the Creative Partnership of Artist Andy Dixon and Luxury Eyewear Brand Jacques Marie Mage
WHO: Vancouver artist Andy Dixon, Jacques Marie Mage founder Jerome Mage, Durant Sessions owner Eric Dickstein
WHERE: Durant Sessions, 315 W Cordova St., Vancouver, BC
WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 7pm to late
RSVP: Email email@example.com“>firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 1
November 2 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Join us for the opening of Still Here, a collection of photographs and art from gay and bisexual men affected by suicide. Refreshments and wine will be served.
Please register (free) at http://stillhereyvr.eventbrite.ca/
Through their experiences and willingness to tell their stories, these men raise awareness about depression and suicide among the gay and bisexual male community. This powerful exhibit is intended to start a conversation about suicide as a means of lobbying for targeted suicide prevention programs for gay and bisexual men in British Columbia.
If you are unable to join us for the opening, please make sure to stop by the exhibit. Still Here will be running at Gallery Gachet from November 2 to 13 (open Wednesday to Sunday) 12 to 6 pm.
Blake Kuwahara Trunk Show
November 4th @ 12 – 6 PM
Celebrated eyewear designer and member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), will be in Vancouver debuting the Fall Collection exclusively at Bruce Eyewear.
A month after receiving the coveted SILMO d’ Or Award for his frame style “Kahn” in Paris, France, Blake Kuwahara will be showcasing his latest collection. Join us:
Friday, Nov. 4: Trunk Show at Bruce Eyewear in Gastown (219 Abbott St.) @ 12 – 6 PM.
Blake Kuwahara will be in attendance from 4 – 6 PM.
You are invited to stop by to see the rich colour palate and new metal ophthalmic introductions from the Fall 2016 Collection.
SIN Halloween featuring Coco Jafro
Mon. October 31st
CocoJafro is a hard hitting force to be reckoned with, unifying the masses with their electrified, funky global rhythms. They Bring together the schools of Funk, Soul, Jazz and Afrobeat providing a unique sound that flows from a foundation of deep set grooves & North Africa rhythms. With Moroccan born, lead guitarist Amine Said’s musical roots provide an exclusive sound with the proven power to instantly synchronise your soul forcing the crowd to bend and sway.
Alexander Grammys Halloween
Red Carpet Event
Monday October 31, 2016
@ Alexander Gastown
Doors at 9pm
with Marlon J English
Red carpet affair with photo booth and live performances. Costumes recommended.
Tickets $12.00 (plus s/c) available at ticketweb.ca
Ticketweb direct link: http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6956055&;dispatch=loadSelectionData
Email info@alexandergastown for VIP table reservations
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