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Pique to Valley Listings March 14-20.

Friday, March 14 LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS Who: Nite Cap Where: My Place Capilano College's premier jazz ensemble bring their full band. Jazz standards, new arrangements and a collection of superior talent promises a performance to be enjoyed.

Friday, March 14

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Nite Cap

Where: My Place

Capilano College's premier jazz ensemble bring their full band. Jazz standards, new arrangements and a collection of superior talent promises a performance to be enjoyed. Show starts at 8 p.m., hosted by the Whistler Singers.

Who: Wil Mimnaugh

Where: Crab Shack

This guitar legend is so good, the Shack fly him in from Calgary for his not-to-miss shows. Rock ’n’ roll originals and impressive obscure covers.

What: Payday Party

Where: Merlin’s

It's a Kokanee Freeride Friday afternoon at Merlin's with the Hairfarmers, the Kokanee team and lots of games and prizes. Then stick around for Merlin's legendary payday party once the sun sets.

Who: WDC

Where: Moe Joe’s

Whistler’s favourite cover band marks the start of the weekend with some damn fine rock ’n’ roll classics.

Who: Josh Gontier

Where: Crystal Lounge

Guitar work to get a beer. You may recognise Josh as the guitarist from Slow Nerve Action, the now defunct local porn funk merry makers.

Who: Wheat In The Barley

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Steve Gidora trio performing traditional and contemporary Celtic and Irish.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Exotic dancing girls help the boys relax after a busy week.

Who: 10c Heads

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic Rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: Works

Where: Dusty’s

DJ Buddha is in the house during apres and returns at night with his turntables.

What: Take The Bend Out Of Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Mat the Alien dusts off tracks from the archives, old skool hip hop, funky mixes and drum ’n’ bass. Ty-C takes the mic.

What: Strange Tango

Where: The Garibaldi Lift Co.

The sophisticated sounds of boudoir music by DJ Keph. Nu jazz, deep funk, Brazilectro and a touch of class.

Who: Free Love Fridays

Where: Maxx Fish

Hip hop, R&B and Top 40 is on the menu tonight, served up by DJ Dizzy.

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.

Saturday, March 15

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Mountainfilm on Tour

Where: MY Place

Telluride brings the best of their world famous film fest to Whistler to showcase the incredible, the inventive and the comedic in an effort to raise money for W-B’s Environmental Fund. Show starts 6 p.m. See story.

Who: Leanne Lamour

Where: Hoz’s Pub

A feast of heartfelt classic and contemporary renditions from this rootsy rock performer.

What: Saturday Night Live

Where: Dusty’s

The Creek’s favourite BBQ band, Fargo come up from Vancouver for apres and then again once the moonlight takes over for a rockin’ night out.

Who: Josh Gontier

Where: Crystal Lounge

Guitar work to get a beer to. You may recognize Josh as the guitarist from Slow Nerve Action, the now defunct local porn funk merry makers.

Who: Wheat In The Barley

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Steve Gidora trio performing traditional and contemporary Celtic and Irish.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

Who: 10c Heads

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Revolve

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

DJ Dagan Beach & Pedro Dias bring you delicious vibes of modern electronica, dope beats and house ’n’ break classics to chill, chat and cha cha cha to.

Who: Superfunk

Where: Maxx Fish

Hip hop, R&B and deep fried funk courtesy of DJ Keph.

What: Off the Hook

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Milton, DJ Glu and the go-go girls bring you the best darn funky house party in town.

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

Spinning the best hip hop and dance around town.

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

Savage love on the turntables with hip hop R&B and top 40 classics.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Ballone at your service playing everything you love in his own unique style.

PUBS AND PATIOS

Where: Havana Lounge

Settle in with decadent desserts and liquor coffees while watching movies of a bygone era. Non-smoking sessions at 7 p.m. Cigars welcome at 10 p.m. $15 for the movie.

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’ has those long windows and big heaters that make it the place to meet and watch the world go by.

Where: The Brew House

Kick back with a locally brewed beer and enjoy a game of pool by the big log fire.

Where: Amsterdam Pub & Café

The Dam has big heaters, cool tunes and artwork, plus great meals.

Where: Black’s Pub

Black’s has got one almighty new patio, and a menu to match.

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

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

Sunday, March 16

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Mountainfilm on Tour

Where: MY Place

Telluride brings the best of their world famous film fest to Whistler to showcase the incredible, the inventive and the comedic in an effort to raise money for W-B’s Environmental Fund. Show starts 6 p.m. See story.

What: Punk Forever

Where: Boot Pub

SlaveCo’s sounds are not quite metal, not quite rock, but definitely influenced by both, and Snuff Maximus are a couple of noisy ass guys who have finally recovered from playing Thorfest 2002.

Who: WDC

Where: The Crab Shack

End the week right with some top notch rock ’n’ roll from the No. 1 party band at this legendary locals’ night.

Who: Wheat In The Barley

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Steve Gidora trio performing traditional and contemporary Celtic and Irish.

What: Open Mic night

Where: Crystal Lounge

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

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

Who: Hairfarmers

Where: Dusty’s

Enjoy apres with the hairy duo Guitar Doug and Greatful Greg.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Afternoon caffeine-style apres’ with the funky one.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Out of Vancouver comes DJ Jesse Hills who’ll be playing house and tech beats. DJ Ghetto Boy opens.

Who: DJ Sweat & Agent Smith

Where: Longhorn Saloon

Chillin’ house tunes for you to slink around the saloon to.

Who: Ear Candy

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

A funky top 40 experience awaits you.

Who: DJ Def Star Dub

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip hop on down to the dance floor.

What: Reggae Beats and Breaks

Where: Maxx Fish

DJ C the Selecta legalizes all of the best dub reggae and dance.

What: Sugar

Where: Moe Joe’s

Funky tunes and foxy ladies behind the bar.

What: Revolved

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

DJ Party Time, Dr Deep and guests give you deadly deep house plus funky and soulful selections perfect for this alpine lounge.

What: Stella Sunday

Where: Merlin’s

DJ Sage plays apres’ from 3 p.m. till late. English football on TV.

Monday, March 17

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Bowen Boys Marathon

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at Whistler’s only Irish Pub. Traditional music, food and drink from 11 a.m. Party all day and night with Celtic and Irish classics.

Who: Dave Crowley Band

Where: Garfinkel’s

Hardcore metal mania in the name of the Irish. Guinness is Dave’s fave and Brad’s back from his celebrity schmoozefest with the Osbournes and the Jackass guys down south.

Who: St Patrick’s Day with the WDC

Where: Moe Joe’s

It’s a good day to ditch the shamrock milkshakes for some green beer and listen to Whistler’s favourite party band.

What: St Paddy’s Day Drinkies

Where: Black’s Pub

Come dressed in green for great prizes and hot Guitar Doug action from 7:30 p.m. till 1 a.m., when Irish eyes are smiling.

What: Monday Night Madness

Where: Boot Pub

White Rhino bring their reggae, funk, hip hop and ska set to the Boot for the "movement of ja people" as Mr. Marley would say.

What: Open Mic Jam Night

Where: Dusty’s

Whether you want to jam or make your big break, this night’s for you. Choose your instrument and join Creekside Phil’s band for some musical magic.

What: Guitar Doug

Where: Merlin’s

From apres’ till 6 p.m., the daddy-o of the patio will be there.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

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

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

CLUBS AND DJS

What: All Over The Map Mondays

Where: Savage Beagle

An eclectic mix of contemporary classics.

What: Powder To The People

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

It’s the 2003 Powder Magazine’s Video Awards Party. See the winners, share the music and show the love at this Zero Ceiling fundraiser.

What: Fresh Meat Mondays

Where: Maxx Fish

Pick over the new locals while grooving to the awesome hip hop, R&B and Top 40 of DJ R3.

What: Magnum Opus

Where: Tommy Africa’s

’80s beats at their best from the Retro Machine DJ Ryder, who pumps out memorable tracks to pump, bump and jump to.

Tuesday, March 18

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Comedy Night

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Darryl Lenox’s CV includes winning the San Francisco comedy comp, appearing at Montreal's Comedy Fest, the USO Comedy Tour, A&E's An Evening at the Improv and loads more. All that experience for just $6 from 8:30 p.m. See story.

Who: Nearly Neil Diamond

Where: Crab Shack

It’ll be like a Hot August Night as the man in tight black pants and even blacker sideburns hits the Shack for a sizzling night to remember. The girls swoon, the guys croon and everyone’s forever in blue jeans.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Celtic, Irish and easy rock.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

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

What: Trivia Night

Where: Dusty’s

Test your knowledge with NTN Satellite Trivia all night long.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

A flesh fest for the fellas featuring exotic dancing girls.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Full Moon Party

Where: Garfinkel’s

The first full moon bash for the year hosted by DJ Shandy Rae and Ghetto Boy. Funky house, hip hop, fire dancers and drummers will add to the lunar-cy.

What: Breakdance Night

Where: Maxx Fish

Break out the cardboard and make out like you’re in a Missy Elliott video for Whistler’s freshest hip hop night with DJ Yann Solo. See story.

What: Jungle ’n’ Breaks

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Another feature show with Illfingas out of Toronto. A North American drum & bass legend. Come see 2 DJ’s mixing on 4 turntables.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

New York’s own Seanski breaks out the phattest tunes in Whistler’s longest running hip hop night.

What: Disco Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Put together your best disco duds and boogie on down with DJ Cassidy.

Who: DJ Morgan

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

It’s Dean from Casa’s 30 th and Shannon from Winter Wear’s 3 rd 30 th .and you’re all invited for free funky house and loads of localised fun.

Wednesday, March 19

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Waifs

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

Rave reviews around the world are just one reason why you should see this folky pop rock threesome from Australia. They’re making huge waves on the charts down south – just ask any Aussie why. See story.

What: Whistler Music Search

Where: Crystal Lounge

Each Wednesday for the next four weeks, you decide the best new talent to send through to the finals April 9. Up tonight: Mark Kelly, Andrea Graham and Susan Holden.

Who: Cease and Desist

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Wanna be a rock star? Come on in and sing with the band.

Who: Pete from WDC

Where: Crab Shack

It’s Industry night with Pete playing acoustic covers to get you over the weekly hump.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Celtic, Irish and easy rock.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

It’s amazing what you can do with wax. Catch the girls in all their glory.

What: Killer Karaoke

Where: Merlin’s

Belt out a few tunes with your host, Luscious Lindsay.

What: Trivia Night

Where: Dusty’s

Test your knowledge with NTN Satellite Trivia all night long. DJ Funky Monkey spins.

CLUBS AND DJS

Where: Moe Joe’s

This locals’ night is the real deal with Downtown Jay Brown playing all the songs you could ever ask for.

What: Cash with DJ Milton

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Local DJ’s have been invited to each lay down their sets all night long. Guests include Glu, Primitive, Kori K and others. Win $100 Cash and a VIP Card at 1 a.m.

Who: DJ Allistair

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

All the way from the U.K. comes Alistair, playing deep, chunky, funky house for one month only before he heads home again.

What: Spare Grooves

Where: Maxx Fish

Mat the Alien and Kilo Cee show off their talents on four turntables, with special guest MCs every week.

What: Retro Strikes Back

Where: Garfinkel’s

Everything from disco to ’90s, brought to you by DJ Timeline.

Who: DJ Def Dubs

Where: Savage Beagle

Deft mix-it-up moves from DJ Dubs.

Thursday, March 20

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: 24hr Play Project

Where: My Place

Come watch a bunch of locals get creative. These teams have had 24 hrs to produce a play to be delivered at 8 p.m. tonight. No rotten fruit please, but plenty of laughs guaranteed.

What: Honey Thursdays

Where: Dusty’s

The best female acoustic performers in Whistler. This week enjoy the smooth sounds of folky pop rocker Suzanne Wilson.

Who: Mike Weterings

Where: Crystal Lounge

Soft rock covers and originals with an African trippy pop tinge from this West Coast Music Awards nominee.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Celtic, Irish and easy rock.

Who: Cold Snap

Where: Boot Pub

Live rock ’n’ roll, a pool tourney and no pretence.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro

Old jazz standards, contemporary R&B with a piano and guest vocalists.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Vadim

Where: Maxx Fish

Montreal’s Ninja Tune and Circa present a lesson in the art of listening from the English Russian spinning sensation and his live crew, the Russian Percussion. Special guests will be DJ First Rate and MK Ultra. See story.

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Return of the digital underdogg. Locals night with ladies free before 11 p.m.

Who: Hawaiian Party

Where: Moe Joe’s

Put your leis on and come on down for a luau from the island of HeyIwannalayya.

What: Eye Candy

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Duo D and DJ JD will take you through the hits you love to hear from hip hop, top 40 to funky beats. Free for ladies.

Who: DJ Morgan

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

Playing deep, funk house and thought-evoking music.

What: Thirstdays

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

DJ Peacefrog and XLR8 fill the air with rock ’n’ roll and dance floor ditties.

What: Proud to be Locals’ Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ Erin and DJ Rich Trix rev up this legendary locals’ night with house anthems and contemporary classics.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wassabi Collective, Merlin’s, March 23

Sound Tribe Sector 9, Boot Pub, March 28

Huun Huur Tu, MY Place, March 29




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