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Pique to Valley Listings Oct. 15-21

This week's entertainment listings

Friday, Oct. 15

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Garaj Mahal

Where: Boot Pub

Super jam band returns to Whistler for the first of two shows. Amazing improv grooves in one of the band’s favourite venues. Tickets: $20. Ph: 604-932-3338. www.upstreamentertainment.com.

Who: Last Call

Where: Moe Joe’s

Jay Bonnell of Leth Dodis heads up the new Friday night house band that’s ready, willing and able to play your rockin’ requests.

What: Friday Night Live with Rockin’ Randy

Where: Black’s Pub

Easy going guitar tunes with the local musician and guests.

What: Triple Threat Fridays

Where: Crab Shack

Jam out for the live open mic or bring the house down with a karaoke tune. Hosted by local DJ Steve Jiu.

Who: Jillian Lebeck

Where: Fifty-Two 80 Bistro & Bar

Hot young singer/piano player is a rising star on the West Coast jazz scene. 6-11:30 p.m.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic pub favourites with locals Rob Thompson and Cam Salay.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man sets the mood with lots of soul and R&B and jazzy lounge favourites.

Who: Monkey Business

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Phroh

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Funky house and breaks.

What: Hip-hop Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Hip-hop and R&B hits with DJ Rob Banks. Doors at 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream dance floor faves to kick off the weekend. Gals get in free all night long. Doors at 8 p.m.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Top 40 hip-hop and R&B in the red lounge and down below. Doors at 9 p.m.

Who: DJ Ph.D

Where: Garfinkel’s

Silky smooth hip-hop and R&B. VIP treatment for girls.

Saturday, Oct. 16

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Hansel & Gretel

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

Missoula Children’s Theatre and a cast of local kids present a musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Shows at 3 and 7 p.m. Admission by donation (suggested: $5/adult, $3/kid. $12/family). www.whistlerartscouncil.com.

Who: Jillian Lebeck

Where: Fifty-Two 80 Bistro & Bar

Hot young singer/piano player is a rising star on the West Coast jazz scene. 6-11:30 p.m.

Who: Garaj Mahal

Where: Boot Pub

Super jam band plays the second of two Whistler shows. Amazing improv grooves in one of the band’s favourite venues. Tickets: $20. Ph: 604-932-3338. www.upstreamentertainment.com.

Who: Kosta Man & The Mighty Back Ho’s

Where: Crystal Lounge

Local reggae/world beat collective throws down covers of Bob Marley and Manu Chao.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man sets the mood with lots of soul and R&B and jazzy lounge favourites.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic pub favourites with locals Rob Thompson and Cam Salay.

Who: Monkey Business

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: Mr. Fister

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Eclectic electro and funky dance beats.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

The New York native spins the funkiest old and new school hip-hop, reggae and R&B tracks in the Beagle bass-ment. Doors at 9 p.m.

What: Goodtimes

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Hip-hop, R&B and Top 40 dance floor hits with DJ Trix. Doors at 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garfinkel’s

Old and new-school hip-hop and Top 40 dance tracks.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

On Saturday nights Bill’s is stagette central. Dance tunes for the brides to be and their Cosmopolitan-chugging cohorts. Doors at 8 p.m.

Who: DJ Easyleigh

Where: Moe Joe’s

Party tunes to getcha on the dance floor. Doors at 9 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 17

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Commemorative Evening for Ed Elliott and Jamie Burnette

Where: Moe Joe’s

Normally closed on Sundays, the club is open tonight for friends of the former Moe Joe’s managers who were victims of last year’s Rutherford Creek Bridge washout. Tunes by The Rutherford Creek Collective – local musicians from the Watershed benefit CD for Burnette’s widow. Ph: 604-935-1152.

What: The Punk Night

Where: Boot Pub

Whistler’s ultimate anti-club night hosts Fat Wreck bagpipe-punks The Real McKenzies with Vancouver rockers The Gung Ho’s. Ph: 604-932-3338.

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Well-known covers, originals and Emerald Isle-flavoured classics with the lovely local lass.

Who: Leth Dodis

Where: Crab Shack

Long-time Whistler party band plays all your favourite rock songs. Still going strong.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Shower singers and basement guitar gods get their turn in the spotlight.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

The man who got the Kitchen cooking – DJ Czech is back at the tables this week serving up old-school beats, breaks and electro tracks. The granddaddy of Whistler club nights at 11 years and counting. Doors at 10 p.m.

Who: DJ NT

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Top 40 dance tunes keep the thanksgiving weekend vibe alive. Doors at 9 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 18

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Reggae Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Local reggae band Kosta Man and the Mighty Backhoes are in the house. Doors at 10 p.m.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Take the mic and let yourself go – that Chicago ballad won’t sing itself.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: ’80s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Popular club night with DJ Ryder on the decks playing’80s retro tracks all night long. Doors at 10 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Comedy Night

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

A special edition of the weekly stand-up event with renowned Canadian comic and TV personality Mike MacDonald. Show starts: 9:30 p.m. $10 cover. 604-932-6613.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Grab your guitar and take the mic or settle in with a pint and let other locals surprise you.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Babes get naked on stage and shake their booty for the boys (and girls) that like to watch.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Cowgirls Inc.

Where: Moe Joe’s

Country and rock tunes with Coyote Ugly- style bartender antics. Saddle up and get ready to party. Doors at 9 p.m.

What: Hip-Hop Night

Where: Savage Beagle

New York native DJ Seanski is on the decks at Whistler’s longest-running hip-hop night. Come by on Thursday for his seven-year anniversary party. Doors at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Reel Alternatives — Festival Express

Where: Rainbow Theatre

Recently released rockumentary about a 1970 summer music festival that carted the performers across Canada by train. Original footage of Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Band and more. Shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets: $9 available in advance at Nesters Market and the venue. www.whistlerfilmfestival.com.

Who: Wes Makepeace with Jay Greenway

Where: Crab Shack

Edgy covers with the local rulers.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man sets the mood with lots of soul and R&B and jazzy lounge favourites.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Babes get naked on stage and shake their booty for the boys (and girls) that like to watch.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: Mat the Alien

Where: Moe Joe’s

The Alien has landed! Whistler turntablist with outta this world skills throws down hip-hop, funk, breaks, dancehall & drum ’n’ bass. Doors at 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Rosco

Where: Savage Beagle

The Montreal native lays down Hip-hop and R&B. Doors at 9 p.m.

What: Industry Night

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Rockin’ locals’ night is industry exclusive until 10 p.m. After that, industry deals for everyone!

Thursday, Oct. 21

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Cantabile

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

Acclaimed British comedy/vocal quartet launches the MY Place/Whistler Arts Council’s 2004/05 Performance Series. Show starts: 8 p.m. Tickets: $20/adults, $17/students. First 10 local kids $2. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlerartscouncil.com.

What: Shot In The Dark’s Conformed Premiere

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Local filmmaker Lauren Graham screens her latest all-girl snowboard film. Music by local rockers The Fall of Summer. No cover, but donations collected to finance production of the band’s debut CD. Ph: 604-905-2220.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic pub favourites with locals Rob Thompson and Cam Salay.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man sets the mood with lots of soul and R&B and jazzy lounge favourites.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: DJ Seanski’s Seven-Year Anniversary Party

Where: Savage Beagle

The transplanted New Yorker is the man behind the decks for Whistler’s longest running hip-hop night. Celebrate his seven-year anniversary spinning in Whistler with fellow Beagle resident DJs Pete, Derek and Rosco.

What: Rocktoberfest

Where: Garfinkel’s

Slow season... What slow season? Learn the local’s password and dance your ass off at the popular party night.

What: Double Daze Thursdaze

Where: Boot Pub

$100 pool tourney, darts and no techno or R&B – guaranteed. Ph: 604-932-3338.

Who: Kenny ’n Glenn with DJ J

Where: Moe Joe’s

Good time rock tunes in the basement bar.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Barney Bentall, Oct. 24 (Brackendale).

McCuaig, Oct. 25.

Indie Film Nights III, Oct. 26.

Heavy Hitting Films’ 3 rd Annual B-Grade Horrorfest, Oct. 30.

Slow Nerve Action, Oct. 30.

The Antithesis, Oct. 31.

DJ John Howard, Oct. 31.

Whistler Writers Festival, Nov. 3-14.

Ninja Night II, Nov. 8.

Cornucopia Festival of Wine & Food, Nov. 11-14.

Dr. Hook, Nov. 13.

Whistler Film Festival, Dec. 2-5.




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