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First Night follies intended

‘New format’ involves the crowd WHAT: First Night Whistler WHERE: Town Plaza WHEN: Dec. 31 @ 6:15 p.m.

The Christmas Spirit-Cybernaut

Beliefs are a funny thing. I have a friend who believes that the Christmas spirit is an astrological projection of physical and mental well-being induced by the Winter Solstice.

Acoustic trio now rooted the West

WHO: Big Root WHERE: Garfinkel’s Pub WHEN: Dec. 22 During the past few years, more than a few solo acoustic performers from Whistler have parlayed their talents into unique duos or trios.

Dusting off the new horse

Soft opening a hard secret to keep WHO: The HairFarmers WHERE: Dusty's WHEN: Dec.

Christmas part II

Every year it seems that the old Christmas circle gets a little bit larger. My brother has a girlfriend. My mother has a boyfriend. Nobody died. Thank God I’m single.

Slim Santa- Get Stuffed

Father Christmas whips himself into shape Santologists refute existence of "bowlful of jelly" Santa; today’s Chris Kringle is a lean, clean, gift-giving machine Santa Claus, it seems, has been given a bum rap. A big bum rap.

Ouest opens its doors

After a lot of anticipation, the latest addition to Jack Evrensel’s Top Table Restaurant Group will open its doors on Dec. 15. Called Ouest, the 70-seat restaurant offers world class chefs and a contemporary French kitchen.

Vogler launches Features book at Black's

Whistler Features, a new book by Stephen Vogler, will be hitting the book stores this weekend. "It’s the best of six years of writing about Whistler," Vogler says.

Music all winter at Monk's, Zeuski's

Live entertainment is on the rise this winter in Whistler, as a couple of restaurants will be featuring solo acoustic musicians and standard four-piece bands.

Milenkoff moving on to see the world

Boot Pub manager made the pub a place for music If you’re relatively new to the Whistler Valley, like so many people are at this time of year, you may have already had the pleasure of seeing a punk rock show at the only venue in Whistler that su