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Friday, Sept.

Friday, Sept. 14

LIVE PERFORMANCES

Who

: Arthur Funkarelli

Where

: Garfinkel’s

It’s hard to find a man that will go all night long… but here are six willing to put out! These Vancouver boys are a rock hi-ball that mixes offbeat barstool humour with raw, hardcore tales of debaucherous experiences. It’s a funky good time!

Who

: Whole Damn County

Where

: Moe Joe’s

It’s a rockin’ weekend with this favourite local band, turning out your requests and some hot originals.

Who

: Leanne and Kyla

Where

: Dubh Linn Gate

This Whistler duo fiddles and strums up a Celtic good time. Enjoy Guinness on tap and good conversation.

Who

: Suzanne Wilson

Where

: Crystal Lounge

This cosy lounge has all the feel of home except there’s cold beer on tap and a lovely songstress providing live entertainment.

Who

: Cameron Chu Jazz Trio

Where

: Bearfoot Bistro

Proving jazz never goes out of style. Enjoy a bottle of wine from one of the finest selections in town.

Who

: Brian Lyster

Where

: Zeuski’s

Classical flamenco and instrumental rock to complement your dining experience.

What

: Das Boot Ballet

Where

: The Boot Pub

Lovely ladies in the flesh, and not much more.

CLUBS AND DJs

Who

: DJ Little T

Where

: Maxx Fish

Little T is the Friday night favourite with a great lineup of funky house.

Who

: DJ Miguel Sanchez

Where

: Garfinkel’s

Catering to locals and visitors alike with the right mix of Top 40, alternative rock and dance.

Who

: DJ Chris Viner

Where

: Tommy Africa’s

Deep tribal house mixed in an environment intended to open your mind and soul. Go-go dancers keep ya movin' in the Underground Tiki Jungle.

Who

: DJ Rabid

Where

: Savage Beagle

Open-toed sandals meets baggy jeans… a mix of people and music to keep you entertained all night.

Who

: DJ Rich

Where

: Buffalo Bill’s

Always busy and the lineups can be long. Come early for dinner, stay late for the party. Don’t miss their busy dance floor with a great mix of music.

PUBS & PATIOS

Where

: BBK’s Pub

It’s a locals’ favourite for unwinding after a hard day. This cosy pub in the Upper Village has a fine selection of B.C. wines and micro-brewed beer as well as an outstanding menu. Settle in on their couches for a game of cards or gab with their colourful bartenders. "We be Smoke-free!"

Where:

Citta’

Located in the centre of the action, it’s the top spot for people watching. Stay warm under the patio heaters or relax upstairs in the pool room.

Where:

Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

Casual atmosphere for warm conversation and cold beer. Bar staff operate a not-too-loud sound system of rock and roll numbers and the outdoor patio gives patrons the best air in the world.

Where:

The Brew House

Great bar food and drinks, as well as a big screen TV – all the comforts of home minus the remote control. The bar staff also pump out classic rock and top 40 from the sound system.

Where:

Amsterdam Café

This little spot in the village has it all – music, food and drinks – day and night. Great place for watching the local colour.

Where

: Black’s Pub

Located at the base of the village gondolas, with awesome views of both mountains and the downhill bike course. Enjoy their telescope to bear watch or star gaze. Fabulous food, 99 brands of beer, 40 scotches.

Where:

Hoz’s Pub

Down to earth pub but still in that Whistler style. Take a quick ride out to the Creekside.

Saturday, Sept. 15

ALIVE AND KICKING

What

: Whistler Jazz and Blues Festival

Who

: Metalwood, Bullfrog

Where

: Conference Centre Underground

Metalwood is a quartet of musicians who are highly respected as solo jazz artists and teachers. Together they are Juno-award-winners and a major recording act. Bullfrog returns to Whistler where they always pack the room with their jazz-rock-hip hop fusion. See article.

What

: Hot Coffee and Cool Tunes

Who

: Laura Nedelak

Where

: Second Cup

This cosy coffee house is serving up java and groovy tunes. Bring your friends and enjoy Whistler musicians in a relaxed atmosphere.

Who

: Solid Earth Jam Band

Where

: Crab Shack

The Shack is serving up live music all weekend, every weekend. Kick back or kick up your heels as this Whistler band jams in styles reminiscent of Phish and The Grateful Dead.

Who

: Suzanne Wilson

Where

: Crystal Lounge

See Friday’s listings.

Who

: Whole Damn County

Where

: Moe Joe’s

See Friday’s listings.

Who

: Leanne and Kyla

Where

: Dubh Linn Gate

See Friday’s listings.

Who

: Cameron Chu Jazz Trio

Where

: Bearfoot Bistro

See Friday’s listings.

Who

: Brian Lyster

Where

: Zeuski’s

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJs

Who

: DJ Stoli

Where

: Garfinkel’s

Stoli’s behind the wheels, driving the weekend crowd into a dance floor frenzy.

Who

: DJ Chris Viner

Where

: Tommy Africa’s

Let the African rhythms soothe you into a deep house vibe. Lose yourself on the dance floor, or let the go-go dancers help you find your way.

Who

: DJ Rabid

Where

: Savage Beagle

See Friday’s listings.

Who

: DJ Peacefrog

Where

: Buffalo Bill’s

You think it’s off season? Think again! There’s no rest for this busy bar so get there early.

What:

ElectraFunk Saturdays with DJ Spincat

Where

: Maxx Fish

Nu skool house, hip hop and happenin’ vibes.

Who

: DJ Hank and Aarron

Where

: The Boot

These local DJs are spinning your alternative faves. And check out some Aussie faves at the bar…

Sunday, Sept. 16

ON THE MIC

What

: New Punk Night

Who

: Goalers, Drexell’s Eye

Where

: The Boot

The Sunday night tradition continues. Make the trip north of the village for a little mayhem and a whole lot of fun.

Who

: Whole Damn County

Where

: The Crab Shack

If the Shack’s a-rockin’, you better come knockin’. It’s loud! It’s crazy! It’s a locals’ thing!

CLUBS AND DJs

What

: Soul Kitchen

Where

: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Yann Solo joins Czech to cook up fresh beats and tasty breaks Vancouver-style.

Who:

DJ Rich

Where

: Buffalo Bill’s

It’s Rosie’s birthday! She’s the heart and soul of Bill’s wait staff. See if you can keep up with her in party mode Open till 1 a.m. for the full party experience.

Who

: DJ Rabid

Where

: Savage Beagle

See Friday’s listings.

Monday, Sept. 17

IN THE FLESH

Who

: Hounds of Buskerville

Where:

The Boot

It’s a funked up Monday at the Boot with these Van-groovy boys and some rump-twisting ska tunes.

Who

: The Waifs

Where

: Garfinkel’s

This Aussie trio knows how to work the room. Already a hit Down Under, their folk/pop/rock style has been wowing audiences across North America this summer, and they’ll be stopping in the resort for another show before heading back overseas. See article.

Who:

Rob Thompson Duo

Where

: Dubh Linn Gate

Infectious, upbeat Celtic and contemporary tunes will have you tapping your toes.

CLUBS AND DJs

What

: Magnum Opus Monday’s

Where

: Tommy Africa’s

Eight years and running. It’s the locals’ favourite spot for a Donna Summer and Duran Duran fix.

Who:

DJ Marcello

What

: ESCAPE with Trinity Productions

Where

: Savage Beagle

Marcello is the man… need we say more? Whistler can’t get enough of this Vancouver DJ’s sexy, funky beats.

Who

: DJ Peace Frog

Where

: Buffalo Bill’s

Dance floor, games, pool table, lovely waitresses and kickin’ bartenders. This week, Bill’s hosts the Chateau fundraiser. Come join the local gang and let your hair down.

Who

: DJ Tone Ballone

Where

: Moe Joe’s

Bring your ball team in to celebrate your victory or drown your sorrows. Still feeling competitive? Try your hand at pool or foosball.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

LIVE AND LOVING IT

What

: Rock and Roll Triple Shot!

Who

: Tributes to Guns ’N Roses, Poison and Motley Crue

Where

: Buffalo Bill’s

Just when you thought it was safe, the hair bands are back! Reminisce with these kings of glam rock. Tickets available in advance.

Who

: Rob Thompson Duo

Where

: Dubh Linn Gate

See Monday’s listings.

What

: Das Boot Ballet

Where

: The Boot

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJs

What

: Jungle ’n Breaks

Who

: Illesha

Where

: Tommy Africa’s

Resident DJ Jungle Souldier welcomes this Vancouver DJ into the booth. Illesha is spinning some femme fatale breaks and beats.

What:

Disco Fever

Who

: DJ Lamb Chops

Where

: Moe Joe’s

Dress cool for cold hard cash. Prizes for your best bellbottoms and sequined duds.

Who

: DJ Seanski

Where

: Savage Beagle

Come find out why this is the longest running hip hop night in town.

Who

: DJ R3

What:

Double Up Tuesday

Where

: Garfinkel’s

It’s a Tuesday night hip hop and dance delight. Get loose at the Moose if you’re feeling uptight.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

What

: Open Mic Night

Where

: Second Cup

This coffee house opens its floor to local musicians. Whistler Music supplies the mics and amps. Bring your instruments and expect good vibes.

Who

: Rob Thompson Duo

Where

: Dubh Linn Gate

See Monday’s listings.

What

: Das Boot Ballet

Where

: The Boot

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJs

What

: Euchre Tournament

Where

: Hoz’s Pub

Grab a partner, Hoz is organizing the only euchre night in town. A great chance to kick back with the locals. Great drink specials and cash prizes. Winners will compete for a season-end grand prize.

What

: Spare Grooves

Who

: Mat the Alien and DJ Kilo Cee

Where

: Maxx Fish

There are plenty of grooves to spare as these top hip hop DJs spin the dance floor into a frenzy.

What:

Wiggle

Where

: Savage Beagle

DJs Milton and Rabid spin back and forth all night. Milton plays tech-house and tribal and Rabid plays break-beats and funky hard house. If you want to rip it up in Whistler, this is the night to come out.

What

: Wednesdays on Wax

Where

: Garfinkel’s

Resident DJ R3 welcomes guests into the booth each week for fresh beats and breaks.

What

: Whackfest IV

Where

: Buffalo Bill’s

This annual charity golf tourney is sold out, but join in the party afterwards and help raise money for Hope House.

Thursday, Sept. 20

FRONT AND CENTRE

What

: Local Jam

Where

: The Boot

Bring your instruments and rock with fellow musicians from around the valley.

CLUBS AND DJs

What:

Bulletproof

Where:

Maxx Fish

Kriptonight Promotions brings you a mix of jaw-dropin’ disco house, funk and breaks. A fun night for the whole family. Guest DJs join Whistler’s own Shandy Rae and Kuff.

What

: Locals’ Night

Where

: Garfinkel’s

Don't be fooled by imitations and cheap giveaways. Still the best locals’ night 10 years and running. Come out for great local drink specials and party with DJ Stoli and guest DJ Erin.

What:

Waxed

Where

: Savage Beagle

The new locals’ night in Whistler. Resident DJ Milton behind the wheels of steel with special guests from all over the world.

What

: 8 ball Tourney

Who

: DJ Rich

Where

: Buffalo Bill’s

The weekly tournament continues. Weekly cash prizes and a chance to win the grand prize of a season ski pass.

What

: Ladies’ Night

Who

: DJ Tone Ballone

Where

: Moe Joe’s

Smells good, looks good, and for the ladies… it’s all good!




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