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Pique to Valley Listings Aug. 20-26

This week's entertainment listings

SUMMERTIME STREET ENTERTAINMENT

Family fun in Whistler Village! This weekend enjoy Theatre in the Streets, interactive performances by Michele Bush – Whistler’s answer to Carol Burnett – and visiting troupes Twisted Tales and BellaLuna. For more information call the Whistler Activity & Information Centre at 604-938-2769 or go to www.mywhistler.com.

And don’t forget the Whistler Farmers Market, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Upper Village, rain or shine.

Friday, Aug. 20

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Miniatures

Where: Garfinkel’s

High-energy indy rock. Starts at 10 p.m.

What: Triple Threat Fridays

Where: Crab Shack

A new weekly night featuring the holy trinity of good times – open jam, karaoke and disco tunes. Let the weekend begin!

What: Rob Funk Fridays

Where: Black’s Pub

Easy-going rock tunes with the versatile local musician and guests.

Who: Gordo

Where: Crystal Lounge

Good-time sing-a-long guitar tunes.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic pub favourites with locals Rob Thompson and Cam Salay. 8 p.m.-midnight.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Motown recording artist joins the Bistro’s piano man for a night of old-time soul and R&B.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers at the cocktail hour (4-6 p.m.) and again in the evening after 9 p.m.

Who: Leth Dodis

Where: Moe Joe’s

Good time rock covers by Whistler’s long time favourite party band. Doors at 9 p.m.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

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

Who: Monkey Business

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Hip-hop Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

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

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

The mainstream mix-master plays the tunes that get the dance floor rockin’. Doors at 8 p.m.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

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

What: Summer Daze

Who: DJs Garthfader, Milton, Phroh, Rob Banks and Mr. Fister

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Four turntables plus five DJs equals one crazy way to get the weekend started. Doors at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 21

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Rutherford Creek Trio

Where: Merlin’s

Folksy jams with local musicians Rob Funk, Rajan Das and Glenn Mishaw on the sun soaked patio (weather permitting), 4-7 p.m.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers at the cocktail hour (4-6 p.m.) and again in the evening after 9 p.m.

Who: Gordo

Where: Crystal Lounge

Good-time sing-a-long guitar tunes.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Motown recording artist joins the Bistro’s piano man for a night of old-time soul and R&B.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic pub favourites with locals Rob Thompson and Cam Salay. 8 p.m.-midnight.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Noon hour guitar tunes for the coffee crowd.

Who: Brian Highley

Where: Crab Shack

’Shack unplugged – live acoustic tunes.

Who: Monkey Business

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: Mister Fister

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Dirty electro clash and breaks.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

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

What: Goodtimes

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Hip-hop and Top 40 dance floor hits. Doors at 10 p.m.

What: Garf’s Gone Wild

Where: Garfinkel’s

Top-40 hip-hop & dance tracks with DJ Rob Banks.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Summer means it’s stagette season again and Bill’s is stagette central. Mainstream tunes for the brides to be and their Cosmopolitan-chugging cohorts. Doors at 8 p.m.

Who: DJ Easyleigh

Where: Moe Joe’s

Good time party tunes that’ll get the gals dancin’ on the pool tables. Doors at 9 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 22

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Whistler Farmers Market

Where: Upper Village (Blackcomb Benchlands)

Arts and crafts, funky fashions, gourmet creations, organic produce, and street musicians. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., every Sunday until Oct. 11.

Who: G ’n’ R

Where: Merlin’s

Locals Gary Yoshida and Rob Funk play the sun soaked patio from 4 to 7 p.m. (weather permitting).

What: Solartribe Sunday Night Mass

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

After six years outside under the full moon, DJ Tone and the Solartribe move indoors to host a special Sunday night sermon. Music starts at 8 p.m. Proceeds go toward assisting Emily Carroll in recovering to full health.

What: The Punk Night

Where: Boot Pub

Whistler’s ultimate anti-club night hosts Edmonton post-punk rockers The Floor with Ontario hardcore bands A Day and a Deathwish and Rosesdead. Ph: 604-932-3338.

Who: Taylor James

Where: Mallard Lounge

Everything from U2 to Joni Mitchell. at the cocktail hour (4-6 p.m.) and again in the evening after 9 p.m.

Who: Leth Dodis

Where: Crab Shack

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

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

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

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Well known cover tunes and Emerald Isle classics. 7-11 p.m.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Noon hour guitar tunes for the coffee crowd.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

At the tables this week is the man that got the kitchen cooking – Vancouver DJ Czech mixin’ up house and breaks with a side of electro. 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 weekend vibe alive. Doors at 8 p.m.

What: The Power Hour

Where: Moe Joe’s

Make the most of the weekend. Moe Joe’s opens at midnight for one hour of craziness.

Monday, Aug. 23

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Creaking Tree String Quartet

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

Juno-nominated acoustic ensemble with roots in bluegrass, Celtic, jazz and classical. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $16. Ph: 604-935-8410.

Who: The Uncas

Where: Boot Pub

Alberta alt-country rockers add some twang to the weekly Monday Madness live music night. Ph: 604-932-3338.

What: Reggae Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Live reggae with locals Kosta-Man and the Back Ho’s. 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.

Who: Taylor James

Where: Mallard Lounge

Everything from U2 to Joni Mitchell. at the cocktail hour (4-6 p.m.) and again in the evening after 9 p.m.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Pete

Where: Savage Beagle

Good time club tunes in the upstairs lounge and on the downstairs dance floor.

What: ’80s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Popular club night features DJ Ryder playing’80s retro tracks all night long. Free cover for the first 50 people. Doors at 10 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Buckwheat Zydeco

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Back by popular demand, Lousiana’s finest will transform Bill’s into a one-night Mardi Gras party. Fun for your feet. Tickets: $25 Ph: 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.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Mallard Lounge

Piano and guitar tunes with the laid back local musician at the cocktail hour (4-6 p.m.) and again in the evening after 9 p.m.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

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

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

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

What: Cowgirls Inc.

Where: Moe Joe’s

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

Who: DJ Jungle Soldier

Where: Garfinkel’s

Special fundraiser to help DJ Jungle Soldier replace equipment lost in an electrical fire. Doors at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Reel Alternatives — Go Further

Where: Lost Lake Park

A hit at the 2003 Whistler Film Festival, Ron Mann’s documentary film follows actor Woody Harrelson as he crusades for environmental awareness. Film screens at dusk (approx. 10 p.m.) Food kiosks and live music at 8 p.m. Outdoor venue; bring seating. Tickets: $8. Kids under 12 free. Limited parking on-site. Shuttle from gondola exchange before and after the film for 50 cents each way. Cancelled in event of bad weather. www.whistlerfilmfestival.com.

What: Reggae Wednesdays

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

Laid back jams (on the patio if it’s sunny) with local world beat troupe Kosta Man & The Back Ho’s starting at 4 p.m. Dancehall reggae tracks with DJ Phroh from 8 p.m. until late.

Who: Wes Makepeace

Where: Crab Shack

Local boy plays raw acoustic rockers.

Who: Melanie Dekker

Where: Mallard Lounge

Jazzy pop tunes with the Vancouver-based singer/songwriter at the cocktail hour (4-6 p.m.) and again in the evening after 9 p.m.

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. Naked babes on stage 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 extra-terrestrial skills throws down hip-hop, funk, breaks, dancehall & drum ’n’ bass tracks. Doors at 9 p.m.

Who: DJ Rosco

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop and R&B. Doors at 9 p.m.

What: Industry Night

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Industry locals only until 10:30 p.m. After that, industry deals for everyone until the end of the night.

Thursday, Aug. 26

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Comedy Night with Rob Pue

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Special edition Comedy Night with Rob Pue, winner of the San Francisco Stand-up Comedy Competition and co-star of MTV’s Punk’d. Showtime 9:30 p.m. Ph: 604-932-6613.

Who: The Hairfarmers

Where: Tapley’s Pub

Laid back patio party with the legendary local duo from 7 to 10 p.m.

Who: Melanie Dekker

Where: Mallard Lounge

Jazzy pop tunes with the Vancouver-based singer/songwriter at the cocktail hour (4-6 p.m.) and again in the evening after 9 p.m.

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

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Cool eclectic hip-hop and soul.

What: Double Daze Thursdaze

Where: Boot Pub

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

What: Locals’ Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

The biggest locals’ party in town.

Who: DJ Pete

Where: Savage Beagle

Good time club tunes in the upstairs lounge and on the downstairs dance floor.

UPCOMING EVENTS.

Jazz, Blues & Swing Weekend, Aug. 27-29.

The Tea Party, Aug. 29.

DJ Dan, Sept. 1.

Burning Spear with Bedouin Soundclash, Sept. 7.




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