Blame the Weekend plays upcoming shows 

Arts news: Audain tickets; Creekbread fundraiser for arts council; A Timeless Circle unveiled

click to enlarge PHOTO SUBMITTED - GOING (MORE) PUBLIC Blame the Weekend have a few local gigs coming up.
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  • GOING (MORE) PUBLIC Blame the Weekend have a few local gigs coming up.

Blame the Weekend is going to get out a little more.

The Whistler cover band has spent the past year performing a lot of private gigs, but they are excited to have two upcoming pub performances.

"Originally, when we formed the band we wanted focus on the private market, to make a career band," says singer Rachel Thom.

This meant a lot of weddings, corporate show and private events.

The band is fronted by Matt King, Thom, Gary Yoshida, Rajan Das and Jason Chaulk. They play everything from classical rock, to pop, to indie.

They are playing at the Garibaldi Lift Company on Saturday, Feb. 27.

They perform at the Pemberton Hotel on Saturday, April 2.

Admission to both nights is $10.

For more information visit www.blametheweekend.com.

Audain Art Museum staggers admissions access

The Audain Art Museum is selling tickets for its opening weekend on Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13, by staggering the times to avoid crowding.

Access to the museum, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will depend on the time stamped on the ticket. There are hourly entries.

Tickets are $18 each for those 17 and over. Children are free. Families going together will need to order children's free tickets at the time of purchase.

The Audain is Canada's newest art museum with works by Emily Carr, Bill Reid and Lawren Harris.

The opening touring show is Mexican Modernist art including paintings by Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

As well, there will also be a traditional First Nations public opening ceremony, with remarks from dignitaries on March 12 at noon.

To purchase tickets visit www.whistler.com/arts/audain-art-museum/.

Creekbread pizza sales benefit WAC

The Creekbread Restaurant's 2016 fundraiser will benefit the Whistler Arts Council (WAC).

A portion of the proceeds of the night's sales will go towards WAC, and there is also a 50/50 draw and silent auction. There is also live music.

It takes place on Tuesday, March 1, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Susan Point Sculpture timeless Circle unveiled March 1

A Timeless Circle, a major bronze sculpture by Musqueam First Nation artist Susan Point, will be unveiled to the public on Tuesday, March 1 at 11:30 a.m.

A Timeless Circle is five individual installations with 43 double-sided faces, 86 unique faces in all.

An Olympic legacy project that represents the many visitors that came to Whistler from around the world at the 2010 Winter Games, it will be located in front of the Maury Young Arts Centre, at 4335 Blackcomb Way.

The event will include a traditional First Nations blessing as well as speeches from Susan Point and local representatives.

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