Freeride Entertainment launches the Canadian premier of their newest mountain bike film, New World Disorder 8: Smack Down, on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park Airdome followed by an after party with A Whole Lotta Led at the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC).
"Scenes from Kokanee Crankworx 2007, heli-biking in the nearby Chilcotin Range and ex-world champion Fabien Barel shredding the park are a few highlights," said tour manager Chris “Lunchbox Larry” Lawrence.
The Freeride crew spent the last year covering all corners of the globe from Israel and Argentina to Europe, Utah and B.C. to bring home the most progressive and scenic riding in the world.
Look out for local riders Ben Boyko, Robbie Bourdon, Wayne Goss, Kurt Sorge, Wade Simmons and Richie Schley who saddle up with the world’s top racers, freeriders and dirt jumpers to throw down Freeride’s most adrenaline-fed footage ever.
“The movie this year is mesmerizing, you can't stop watching it,” Lunchbox Larry said. “We had people stand at our booth in Vegas for 3 hours.”
The Nelson-based production company has figured out a successful filming formula after producing heavy hitting mountain bike and action sports films for more than a decade.
Smack Down had its world premier earlier this month in Las Vegas at the annual Interbike Bicycle Trade Show and now moves on to screen in 70 cities around the world.
Two screenings will be held in Whistler Oct. 6 at the Airdome located on Lot 8. An all ages screening will be hosted at 5 p.m. followed by an adult licensed party screening at 8 p.m.
New World Disorder fans can have posters signed by riding legends including Paul Bas as well as local riders.
Tickets are $15.
Mining through classical music
Grab your hard hat and descend into the cavernous tunnels of 1912 to unearth live classical music with How(e) Sound on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. at the B.C. Museum of Mining at Britannia Beach.
Critically-acclaimed musicians Kathryn Cernauskas on flute, AK Coope on clarinet, Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa on piano and soprano Heather Pawsey will mine through classical repertoire giving a special nod to early B.C. heritage music dealing with the history of mining in the province, including Harry Freedman’s Lines, Patrick Cardy’s Sparkle and James Gayfer’s Cave Pools.
How(e) Sound is part of the Canada Music Centre’s New Music in New Places program that takes Canadian music out of concert halls and into alternative venues.
Audiences will roam through mines and the great outdoors to listen to the concert, so organizers recommend guests dress for the cold and wear suitable footwear for uneven terrain.
Admission is free; however, due to space restrictions, seating is limited. To book a space, call 1-866-640-9881.
CTV hits slopes of Whistler for second season
Love it or hate it, CTV’s Whistler television series is back for a second season with more Whistler footage and drama than ever, along with a few awards to boot.
Six months after the mystery of Beck’s death is solved, season two opens with the McKayes, Varlands and Millers moving on with their lives and future goals. Organizers promise more mountains, music, lust and love triangles than ever.
Look out for Whistlerites and Olympians Crispin Lipscomb and Brad Martin hitting the pipes and listen for music from The February March and Juno-nominated Jets Overhead in upcoming episodes.
Whistler received a few nominations of its own, three to be exact at the Gemini Awards for Best Dramatic Series, Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series. Whistler cast also took home Leo Awards for Best Lead Performance by a Male and a Female. Whistler was also nominated for a 2007 Director’s Guild of Canada Award.
If you want to catch up on the award-winning series, fans can visit ctv.ca to view Season One and Two episodes.
Staging everything from theatre productions to live concerts
Everything from Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie to Joel Kroeker and Clumsy Lovers is slated for the 2007/2008 Performance Series presented by the Whistler Arts Council.
Other shows booked between November and May at MY Millennium Place include Compradres: Oscar Lopez and James Keelaghan, Jim Byrnes and Matt Anderson, the romantic comedy Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad from The Arts Club Theatre and Sleeping Beauty from Duffle Bag Children’s Theatre.
To book season tickets, visit whistlerartscouncil.com.
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