THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK!Written by Administrator , on Monday, 20 February 2012 23:26
A non-exclusive roster of some fun things you should definitely put on your to-do list this week.
An Afternoon of Bearded Gentlemen at Pourhouse
Beard appreciation has become a passion for a few at Pourhouse. That's why on the last Monday of every month, they have decided to invite bearded comrades to gather and just ʻbeʼ. Starting February 27, from 4pm - 7pm, Pourhouse will host An Afternoon Gathering of Bearded Gentlemen.
The Chef will prepare delicious beard friendly snacks (on the house). Enjoy the company of other bewhiskered chaps. There will be discussions on the benefits of beards, beard maintenance, bearded ladies, as well as other beard and non-beard related gentlemanly topics of conversation. Come enjoy an afternoon of nosh and libations with other men that share your values ... men that just want to be men.
RECIPE: Gastown Swizzle, Courtesy of Shaun Layton for the Spirited Traveller
Gastown was the focus of Reuters beat, The Spirited Traveller. They came to raise a glass in Gastown last week, and this is what Shaun Layton, head bartender at L'Abattoir shared with them. Read the article in full here.
Read our Q+A with Shaun HERE.
45 ml (1 1/2 ounces) Plymouth gin
15 ml (1/2 ounce) Aperol
25 ml (3/4 ounce) fresh lime juice
Dash simple syrup
10 ml (1/3 ounce) fresh passion fruit purée
Float Fernet Branca
Fill a Collins glass with crushed ice. Add a metal swizzle spoon. Add all ingredients (except Fernet) while churning with swizzle spoon to mix. Crown with more crushed ice.
Hold a spoon directly over the drink, rounded side up, and gently pour Fernet Branca over the spoon, creating a "float" on top of the drink. Garnish with lime zest.
Beggar's Banquet at Old Boneta
We're counting down the days to BEGGARS BANQUET #002: A discerning selection of quality goods. The variety of participating vendors has all ready expanded since January's innagural event, featuring Olla Urban Flower Project, and Twenty One Tonnes, available at One of a Few.
An Intimate Night of Multidisciplinary Performance with Rodney DeCroo
Gachet Salon is proud to present a record release concert for Rodney DeCroo’s new album Allegheny this Saturday February 25, 2012. The Allegheny features recordings of 8 poems written by Rodney dealing with his early childhood and adolescence in a coal mining town just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Producer Rob Malowney recorded Rodney reading the poems and then composed and recorded music for each piece. The title is based on the Allegheny river which winds through DeCroo’s childhood home of western Pennsylvania, merging with the Monongahela River at the heart of Pittsburgh to become the Ohio River.
Opening Reception: An Art Show By Bubzee
New paintings, drawings, by bubzee! Opening Reception at Gastown Tattoo Parlour is this Friday Feb 24th 7:30pm, and the show runs till the end of February.
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