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SUMMERTIME STREET ENTERTAINMENT For the little kids and the big kids at heart, the streets are alive with the sounds of comedy, congas and circus capers. On Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m.

SUMMERTIME STREET ENTERTAINMENT

For the little kids and the big kids at heart, the streets are alive with the sounds of comedy, congas and circus capers. On Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m., you’ll never know quite what to expect when you walk along the strolls. Prime spots include the Village Common, Town Plaza Gazebo, Village Square, Mountain Square, and the Marketplace. Sway to the nouveau Flamenco sounds of Alma Libre. Sing along to the easy rock rhythms of guitar legend Gordo and join clown, juggler, and unicyclist Sand Northrup for fabulous shows and workshops. See www.mywhistler.com for a full schedule of appearances. And don’t forget the Farmers Market in the Upper Village every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 22

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Vancouver Youth Theatre Whistler Showcase

Where: Our Lady of the Mountains Church

All week these kids have been learning the art of acting and improv but now it’s time to take to the stage. Minimal donation from 7 p.m.

What: Best of Canadian Stand-Up

Where: MY Place

Four of the funniest Canucks known to man, and a few extra special guests, want to put Whistler on the wise-cracking map. Stand-up and other humourous hijinx start 8 p.m. lasting late into the night. Tix $25.

What: The Show at Mt. Currie

Where: Rodeo Grounds

Whole Lotta Led, the JJ Blues Band, old rocker Tipta7 and Gordo, all on stage all night long for just $10. Bring all your own supplies and camp the night for free from 8 p.m.

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Merlin’s

The daddy-o of the patio returns for another fantastic sunny afternoon of debauchery and chaos.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic, Irish and easy rock from this legendary band of performers.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Crab Shack

High energy Celtic, Irish and light rock from this guitar and fiddle duo.

Who: Josh Gontier

Where: Crystal Lounge

Cool acoustic rock covers and straight up originals from this Hendrix fan who used to hang with porn funk ambassadors, Slow Nerve Action.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old school jazz and R&B tributes with Chu and his piano.

Who: Monkey Business

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Free Fall Friday

Where: Maxx Fish

Fridays are made for spinning with hip hop, R&B and Top 40 classics from DJ Dizzy.

What: Flavour Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

All your favourite hits from hip hop, R&B and Top 40 with DJ Rob Banks.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

It’s the right night to get out and shake it at this Friday night frenzy.

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

Dance the night away to a mix of hip hop and R&B classics. Ladies free B4 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Back by popular demand filling the floor with all your faves.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Dropping the best Top 40 hip hop, R&B and house cuts in the red lounge or down below.

Saturday, Aug. 23

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Best of Canadian Stand-Up

Where: MY Place

Four of the funniest Canucks known to man, and a few extra special guests, want to put Whistler on the wise-cracking map. Stand-up and other humorous hijinx start 8 p.m. lasting late into the night. Tix $25.

Who: Nearly Neil Diamond

Where; Crab Shack

Oh Sweet Caroline, the side burns, the open shirt and tight black pants are as dazzling as this popular impersonator’s voice. A great night out for those who want to live Forever in Blue Jeans. Show starts 10 p.m. for $10.

Who: Rob Funk and Gary Yoshida

Where: Brewhouse

Funky classics that cover every genre, from the keyboard king and his trusty guitar-wielding wing man. See story.

What: Open Jam Nite

Where: Dusty’s

Join one half of Whole Lotta Led and the Hairfarmers for a jam session, from 9 p.m.

What: Appleton's Rasta Saturdays

Where: Merlin’s

Join Downtown Jay Brown for some afternoon fun in the sun from 3:30 p.m. If it rains he’ll move inside, closer to the bar of course.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic, Irish and easy rock from this legendary band of performers.

Who: Rockin’ Randy

Where: Black’s Pub

The acoustic king is known around town for spotting talent with his open mic nights and owning Whistler’s only music store. Easy rock rhythms from 9 p.m.

Who: Josh Gontier

Where: Crystal Lounge

Cool acoustic rock covers and straight up originals from this Hendrix fan who used to hang with porn funk ambassadors, Slow Nerve Action.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old school jazz and R&B tributes with Chu and his piano.

Who: Monkey Business

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

The funky keyboardist serves up all the classics to sip coffee to most afternoons.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Throwdown Saturdays

Where: Maxx Fish

DJ Dizzy kicks in your weekend with hip hop, R&B, Top 40 and classic tunes.

What: Good Times

Where: Tommy Africa’s

A full bag of music, including funky house, anthems and Top 40, with DJ Erin. Join the go-go dancers at the best party in town.

What: Garf’s Gone Wild

Where: Garfinkel’s

It’s the biggest party in Whistler with DJ R3 playing all your favourite dance hits from yesterday, today and previews of tomorrow.

Who: DJ Peacefrog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

The master of the mainstream mix doing his things for the stags and stagettes.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Dropping the best Top 40, hip hop, R&B and house cuts in the red lounge or down below.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Back by popular demand filling the floor with all your faves.

PUBS AND PATIOS

Where: Casa Tapas and Wine Bar

This jazz-infused lounge bar welcomes the funky set that want a more relaxed yet sophisticated night out.

Where: Citta

Citta’s has those long windows and a big deck in the Village Square that makes it the place to meet and watch the world go by.

Where: The BrewHouse

Kick back with a locally brewed beer, enjoy a game of pool or sit outside and soak up the sun by the creek.

Where: Amsterdam Pub & Café

The Dam has a busy deck, cool tunes, unusual artwork and great meals.

Where: Black’s Pub

Black’s has got one almighty new patio overlooking the bottom of the bike park, and now’s the time to break it in.

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

Is exactly that, neighbourly, with some of the best value pub food in Whistler, plus big screen sports, keno, and darts.

Where: The Longhorn Saloon

This prime-positioned patio was voted best aprés bar in Whistler. Indoors or outdoors, playing pool or picking at plates of nibblies, it’s really got something for everyone.

Where: BBK’s Pub

A small but friendly pub nestled in the bosom of Blackcomb in the Glacier Lodge. Good eats and delectable drinks plus a unique photo exhibit.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

In funky Creekside, enjoy one of Whistler’s originals with one excellent patio for watching the sun set.

Sunday, Aug. 24

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Farmers Market

Where: Upper Village at Blackcomb

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., get fresh produce, great berries, groovy arts and crafts.

What: Punk Nite

Where: Boot Pub

All the way from Regina and fresh from the Vans Warped Tour are melodic punk band Weak at Best, with Vancouver’s own rising punkers, Sunset on Broadway. Tix $5.

Who: WDC

Where: Crab Shack

The boys are back, fresh from their Canadian tour with King of the Hosers, Kim Mitchell. See what they learned at this special welcome back party from 9 p.m.

What: Open Mic night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Humble home music-makers take to the stage for a casual evening of untapped talent.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Horsey returns for a full night of house music. Kori K opens the night from 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Are you relaxed, rested and ready to party? Saturday night all over again.

Monday, Aug. 25

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Monday Night Madness

Where: Boot Pub

Psychedelic rock with Montreal’s Soft Canyon. Their epic jams are akin to the era of Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead and all things ’70s. Their first album just hit stores and a European tour is almost upon them. Wish them luck in person.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Expect it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Where all the wannabes gottabe.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: Rob Banks

Where: Savage Beagle

Underground and old skool grooves in the sultry upstairs bar or down below dancing, whatever your mood dictates.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Welcome the Wild Willies Mountain Bike Riders Club, who’ll expect all the classics to take to the dance floor.

What: 80s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

80s beats at their best, from the retro machine DJ Ryder, pumping out track after memorable track that you can jump to.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: The Grow Show

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Wreck Beach comes to Whistler with the Watermelon Girl’s own cabaret style variety show. A little bit nude, a tad crude with plenty of pro cannabis comedy. Tix $12 at the door from 9 p.m.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Get cosy and cop some new talent at this impromptu showing, and perhaps even play an instrument yourself.

Who: Jerry Legar

Where: Zeuski’s

Sensual guitar rhythms will fill the patio bar and restaurant with that sultry summer vibe, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Who: The Vibe Riders

Where: Moe Joe’s

Get funky with someone spunky to some live psychedelic jazz.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

A flesh fest for the fellas featuring exotic dancing girls.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Jungle ’n’ Breaks

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ Duo Slip N Slide glide into Whistler on their northwest tour to play their hit laden drum ’n’ bass tracks flavoured with jazz, techstep and ragga. Playing alongside will be JnB Residents Plastic Surgeon and DJ Logic. Tix $5 at the door from 9 p.m.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

New York’s own Seanski breaks out the phattest tunes – hip hop and old skool night, six years strong.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Family Cabaret Nite

Where: Town Plaza Gazebo

A free show from 5:30 p.m. Street entertainers, musicians and comedians.

Who: Buckwheat Zydeco

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Like a New Orleans mardi gras. Like a Creole cook-off. A Zydeco party is an incredible experience. This guy can play and the joint will be jumpin’. See story.

Who: Jerry Legar

Where: Zeuski’s

Sensual guitar rhythms will fill the patio bar and restaurant with that sultry summer vibe, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Who: Wes Makepeace

Where: Crab Shack

Acoustic rock and good prices for the working or the summer skating crowd.

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The hairy one dishes out all the hits you can drink to.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

If you like lots of skin and stilettos on stage, you’ll like this saucy spectacular.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Locals’ Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

From the Originals, purveying a good time since 1980.

What: Locals’ Groove Nite

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

DJ Peace Frog and the bartenders like to keep the locals happy for this one.

What: Strictly Underground

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ Milton brings you house, breaks and tribal beats for your dance pants pleasure. Welcome Back Kristyna and Happy B-day Mehmet.

What: Spare Grooves

Where: Maxx Fish

Whistler’s premier hip hop and locals’ night with DJ Mat the Alien and Kilo Cee showing off on four turntables, with special guest MCs every week.

What: Waxed Wednesday

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip hop with Rosco and like every night at the Sav, locals always get in free.

Thursday, Aug. 28

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Lips Together, Teeth Apart

Where: MY Place

Opening Night of this exciting seven-night run of the Terence McNally dramatic comedy starring Canadian TV and stage stars with Whistler understudies and crew. See story.

What: Mardi Gras Party

Where: Moe Joe’s

Come and get the beads your body deserves at a night of carnivale debauchery hosted by party band Leth Dodis. Sexy attire is desired or a mask if mystery should prevail. Tix $5.

What: Stella Artois Draught Master Championships

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

Whistler’s best bartenders fight it out to pour the Belgian ritual way and earn a right to represent Whistler in the B.C Championships next month.

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Irish and easy rock with smooth vocals that’ll make you swoon.

Who: Jerry Legar

Where: Zeuski’s

Sensual guitar rhythms will fill the patio bar and restaurant with that sultry summer vibe, from 7 to 10 p.m.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Thirstdays

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Top tunes and dance floor ditties, from rock to house to hits.

What: Double Daze Thursdaze

Where: Boot Pub

A $100 pool tourney, a dart comp and no techno or R&B whatsoever.

What: Lounge Lizard Thursdays

Where: Maxx Fish

DJ MP3 is your favourite bartending chameleon tonight.

What: Locals Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Whistler's best DJs rotate to bring you the best dance party you locals’ could ask for. This week features the return of Spindarella and resident DJ Trixx.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Gordon Downie, Garfinkel’s, Aug. 29

Lips Together Teeth Apart, MY Place, Aug. 29-Sept. 7

De La Soul & Garaj Mahal at Zoophorus, Boot Pub, Aug. 30

Duvant Male Choir, MY Place, Sept. 1

Blackalicious, Garfinkel’s, Sept. 9




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