Live & Work

November 9 2015

THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

THIS JUST IN:

Revolver named Best Independent Café in the 20th Annual ‘Best of Vancouver’ awards in the Georgia Straight, as well as Best Downtown Café from readers of the West Ender.


Go Mad at Haven

We get it. You saw Mad Max this year and thought, “oh man, that is a sweet jacket”.

Not to worry, Haven can help you fulfill your Road Warrior fantasies with their newest addition, blackmeans.

Launched in 2008 and based in Tokyo, blackmeans amalgamates influences from hard-core punk, tribal, motorcycle and high fashion.

Jackets will be arriving in-store any lovely, lovely day now, so be sure to drop in to Haven and grab yours.

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Soft Peaks Winter Tasting Party

Ice cream party.

Now that I have your attention… yeah, still ice cream party.

Soft Peaks is giving customers a chance to be the first to try their new seasonal menu at their exclusive Winter Tasting party. 

Entering is super easy. Just follow Soft Peaks on Instagram, and then drop in-store to submit a ballot before November 20th. Winners will be picked on November 23rd and the rest of us will be super jealous.

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Remembrance Day at Victory Square

The Remembrance Day Ceremony at Victory Square will begin with a 15 minute performance by the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande at 9:45 a.m. 

At 10:00 a.m., veterans, military marching units and bands will be led to Victory Square by the Vancouver Flag Party, with the cenotaph ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m.

The ceremony will culminate with a combined performance of “Sands of Kuwait” by the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service Band and the Pipes and Drums of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.

yeezYeezy lands at Roden Gray

Cool clothes and culture magazines were a generation defining combination, particularly the infamous Vice fashion column, “Dos and Don’ts”. 

There was a time when finding a copy of Vice magazine was a precious thing; a cultural touchstone that you could only find in stores that the popular kids in your high-school had never heard of.

Now, however, there are few websites as huge in scope, scale and reach as Vice, and it’s no longer just for the in-the-know few. Also, good luck finding a physical copy of the magazine anymore. 

Good news though, Roden Gray carries copies of Vice’s I-D, magazine in-store.  Grab your copy while you’re also checking out the new Yeezy Season 1 line, and the launch of the Yeezy 350 this Saturday at Roden Gray. 

Love Gastown with Nicole Bridger 

Vancouver philanthrapist, fashion entrepreneur and icon, Nicole Bridger, will be holding a special community appreciation day, at her shop at 14 Water Street, on Friday, November 13th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. just because she loves people who live and work in Gastown so dang much. 

Aw shucks, Nicole, we like you too. #iamlove 

The event features 20% off all clothing, and there’ll be cocktails and treats in-store. 

Pay What You Can For Jazz-Funk Hip-Hop

Tonight, Monday, November 9th, Guilt & Co. will play host to jazz, funk, ska and hip-hop heroes David Morin and Mark Ejack from Sly Business.

If that description sounds complicated, it’s because neither of these musicians fit neatly into a box. Mostly, they sound like if Jack Johnson and Biggy Smalls had a baby. Or if The Black Keys had RZA as a front man.

It’s good, groovy noise, and you can experience it all tonight for whatever you can spare at Guilt & Co.

Doors at 7 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m.

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Take Your Dog For A Coffee 

A lot of people want to be able to text their dog. But since your dog doesn’t have apposable thumbs, your better to head down to Orling and Wu for what they’re calling the Canine Coffee Meetup on Sunday, Novemeber 15th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

You’ll get free coffee from Coffee bar and cookies from The Salty Cookie Co while you shop, and they’re also giving away Anne-Claire hand crocheted key chain (valued at $38) when you spend over $100.

There’s also going to be a pop up shop featuring natural doggy treats and handmade cupcakes for wheat sensitive pups provided by Wanda from Bah Baked At Home.

One last thing, if you follow @orlingandwu on Instagram and snap an pic of the Canine Coffee Meet or post a pet product photo with hashtag #orlingwucaninemeet, you could win a a $100 gift card. Contest ends Friday, Nov 20th.  

Tuesday November 10th

Steve Kozak Blues Trio @ The Revel Room

Ballyhooley @ Irish Heather

Gastown Cabaret @ Guilt & Co. 

Wednesday November 11th

The Revelers @ The Revel Room

Sweet and Hot Wednesdays w/ Jen Hodge All Stars @ Guilt & Co. 

Thursday November 12th

Mike Van Eyes @ The Revel Room

Live Piano Nights @ Jules Bistro

Live Irish Music @ Irish Heather

#Groundup feat. Aganaba @ Guilt & Co. 

Friday November 13th

The Sheets @ The Blarney Stone

Steven Nikleva Band @ Guilt & Co. 

Saturday November 14th

Saturday Night Live w/ The Compilations @ The Blarney Stone

Sunday November 15th

Live Piano Nights @ Jules Bistro

Sunday Jazz @ Pourhouse

The Do-Rites @ Revel Room 

Roundhouse Radio presents Guilt & Co. LIVE w/ Sister Says @ Guilt & Co.