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Pique to Valley Listings Dec. 19-25

Friday, Dec. 19 LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS Who: The Whistler Singers Where: MY (Millennium) Place Part of Whistler since 1983, the adult community choir presents an evening of beloved seasonal favourites. Tickets $12-$15. Ph: 604-935-8410.

Friday, Dec. 19

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Whistler Singers

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

Part of Whistler since 1983, the adult community choir presents an evening of beloved seasonal favourites. Tickets $12-$15. Ph: 604-935-8410.

What: Kitty Kat Revue WAG Fundraiser

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

A Pussycat Dolls-style burlesque show by Whistler Dance Academy to raise money for local shelter Whistler Animals Galore. Shows at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. Admission by donation.

Who: Mike Weterings

Where: Crystal Lounge

World-beat inspired rock grooves.

Who: The Hairfarmers

Where: Merlin’s

Local legends Guitar Doug & Grateful Greg start singin’ all your favourite rockers at après, then come back in the evening to finish the night off right.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old-school jazz and R&B tributes from piano-man Chu.

Who: John Reynolds

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

The hearty Irish singer/songwriter is known to weave a yarn or two into his set. Music worth a toast of your pint.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Buck naked babes shake their booty for the boys. Bring tips.

Who: Trama

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

A funky après set of R&B, soul, hip-hop and reggae.

What: Strange Tango with DJ Milton

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Stick around after the Kitty Kat Revue and dance to sexy house music from local DJ Milton, in for Tango regular Keph.

Who: DJ Buddha

Where: Dusty’s

Chill, old-school hip-hop tunes in Creekside.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream dance floor faves to kick off of the weekend, starting at 8 p.m.

What: Flavour Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Rob Banks throws down all the hip-hop and R&B hits to kick off a wild weekend. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Dropping the best Top 40 hip-hop, R&B and house cuts in the red lounge and down below.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

All the mainstream favourites that get the dance floor rockin’.

Saturday, Dec. 20

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Creekside Celebration — Grand Opening of Franz’ Trail

Where: Whistler Creekside

Afternoon family entertainment includes jugglers, balloon artists, and face painting, plus music by the Blue River Band and a poi performance (fire spinning). 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Who: musica intima

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

The renowned 12-voice a cappella choir from Vancouver presents a classical Christmas concert. Intermission fundraising silent auction for Alta Lake School. Tickets $20-$30. Ph: 604-935-8410.

Who: Exithiside

Where: Crab Shack

The Vancouver pop-punkers rock out the high-energy tunes that made them the kings of Vancouver radio.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Delta Village Suites

Jazzy Christmas tunes on the lobby lounge’s baby grand from 5 to 7 p.m.

Who: Mike Weterings

Where: Crystal Lounge

World-beat inspired rock grooves.

Who: John Reynolds

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

The hearty Irish singer/songwriter is known to weave a yarn or two into his set. Music worth a toast of your pint.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old-school jazz and R&B tributes from piano-man Chu.

Who: Whole Lotta Led

Where: Dusty’s

The Creekside Community Celebration wraps up with Whistler’s one and only Led Zeppelin tribute act. Tickets $4, doors at 9:30 p.m.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Chill tunes on weekend afternoons for those who want to sit a while and sip their coffee.

Who: Trama

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

A mix of hip-hop, R&B & Top 40 dance tunes for chilling in the upstairs lounge or getting down in the bass-ment.

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

A funky après set of soul, hip-hop, reggae and R&B from 3 to 7 p.m.

Who: DJ Buddha

Where: Merlin’s

Buddha is one with everything from Top 40 to hip-hop to reggae.

What: Garf’s Gone Wild

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ R3 throws down silky smooth hip-hop, dance tracks and old-skool beatz.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

The master of the mainstream mix does his thing for the infamous Bill’s stagette parties.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Popular rock and dance tunes that fill the floor and shake the walls.

What: Goodtimes with DJ Trix

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Trix throws down Top 40, hip-hop and funky house tracks for a dance party like no other. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

LOUNGES, PUBS AND PATIOS

Where: Longhorn Saloon

The prime-positioned patio is an internationally renowned après spot. Saturdays, check out Hockey Night in Canada as it’s meant to be watched, among friends, and on two 10-foot-wide TV screens.

Where: Mallard Lounge at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

A classic dark-panelled bar for the premium scotch-on-the-rocks set.

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

A high-ceilinged room on top of the Whistler gondola station with a sunny deck for checking out hillside action.

Where: Casa Tapas and Wine Bar

The jazz-infused lounge bar welcomes the funky set that want a relaxed yet more sophisticated night out.

Where: Citta

Citta’s has nice long windows and a big deck in the Village Square making it the ideal place to meet and watch the world go by.

Where: The BrewHouse

Kick back with a locally brewed beer and play a game of pool or two in the casual atmosphere by the creek.

Where: Amsterdam Pub & Café

The Dam has cool tunes, unusual artwork and great burgers.

Where: Black’s Pub

A cozy spot overlooking the plaza by the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas and a great place to chill out and dream about bike park days past and snow days to come.

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

The game’s always on the big screen TV, plus keno, darts and some of the best value pub food in Whistler.

Where: BBK’s Pub

A small, friendly pub nestled in the heart of Blackcomb. Good eats, bartending staff who know their wines, and a unique photo gallery.

Where: Merlin’s

The popular apres spot at the base of Blackcomb serves up a great plate of nachos. Open seven days a week for après and beyond.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

In funky Creekside, enjoy a Whistler original with an excellent patio for watching the sun set.

Where: Dusty’s

The place to be for Creekside après.

Sunday, Dec. 21

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Delta Suites

Jazzy Christmas tunes on the lobby lounge’s baby grand from 5 to 7 p.m.

What: The Punk Night

Who: Chinatown with the Iotolas

Where: Boot Pub

Skaters and the anti-club crowd join with indie rockers to take back the night. Tickets $5 at the door. Ph: 604-932-3338.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Chill tunes on weekend afternoons for those who want to sit a while and sip their coffee.

Who: WDC

Where: Crab Shack

Familiar high-energy rock covers by the band the locals love.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old-school jazz and R&B tributes from piano-man Chu.

What: Open Mic night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Humble shower singers and basement guitar gods take the stage for a casual evening of untapped talent.

Who: John Reynolds

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

The hearty Irish singer/songwriter is known to weave a yarn or two into his set. Music worth a toast of your pint.

What: Warren Miller’s Journey

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

The iconic father of the ski film’s latest offering features an impressive list of the world’s best snowriders in locations on four continents, and includes a tribute to late snowboarding legend Craig Kelly. Tickets $9.99. Shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Ph: 604-935-8410.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

The Kitchen’s special this week is the man that started it all, DJ Czech, laying down deep beats and breaks from the centre booth. The granddaddy of Whistler club nights at 11 years and counting. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

A funky après set of soul, hip-hop, reggae and R&B from 3 to 7 p.m.

Who: DJ Buddha

Where: Merlin’s

Buddha is one with everything, from Top 40 to hip-hop to reggae for après and beyond.

What: Moe Funk Night with DJ Kyluge (the Funksta Queen)

Where: Moe Joe’s

Dust off your ’70s gear and boogie down to all the funk classics.

What: DJ Richie Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Keep the weekend going! Richie Rich plays mainstream dance faves that’ll make you feel like it’s Saturday night all over again.

Monday, Dec. 22

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Tony ’n’ Tina’s Wedding

Where: Westin Resort & Spa

The beloved interactive show where audience members become guests at the very Italian wedding of Anthony Nunzio and Valentina Vitale. Includes Italian buffet dinner. Adult tickets $135-$220, kids $95-$125. Ph: 604-935-4324.

What: Warren Miller’s Journey

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

The iconic father of the ski film’s latest offering features an impressive list of the world’s best snowriders in locations on four continents, and includes a tribute to late snowboarding legend Craig Kelly. Tickets $9.99. Shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Ph: 604-935-8410.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Delta Suites

Jazzy Christmas tunes on the lobby lounge’s baby grand from 5 to 7 p.m.

Who: Doug & Kyla

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

Whistler legend Guitar Doug joins with the violin stylings of Kyla to make sweet Celtic music magic.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Come by in the evening and belt out a rocker to celebrate making it through the weekend.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old-school jazz and R&B tributes from piano-man Chu.

What: Open Mic Night with Creekside Phil & Grateful Greg

Where: Dusty’s

Acoustic opportunity for aspiring rockers hosted by two locals with a show or two under their belts.

What: Open Mic Night with Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Bring and instrument and join local groovemaster Funk for an open coffeshop jam. 7-11 p.m.

What: Locals’ Foozball Tournament

Where: Moe Joe’s

$5 buys you the chance to become the best foozballer in Whistler, a title that will earn you more respect than ‘Mayor.’ Tourney starts at 8:30 p.m.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: ’80s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Ryder rocks out retro-style playing the best of MJ, Tears for Fears and Like A Virgin-era Madonna. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Richie Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Top 40 hits and mainstream dance floor anthems. Whistler Heli-Ski Party every après at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 23

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Tony ’n’ Tina’s Wedding

Where: Westin Resort & Spa

The beloved interactive show where audience members become guests at the very Italian wedding of Anthony Nunzio and Valentina Vitale. Includes Italian buffet dinner. Adult tickets $135-$220, kids $95-$125. Ph: 604-935-4324.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Delta Suites

Jazzy Christmas tunes on the lobby lounge’s baby grand from 5 to 7 p.m.

Who: DJ duel: Scotty Arkwell vs. Jungle Souldier

Where: Garfinkel’s

Old-school Arkwell takes on JnB’s own Jungle Souldier for a battle of the breaks at Whistler’s jungle ’n’ breaks club night.

Who: Doug & Kyla

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

Whistler legend Guitar Doug joins with the violin stylings of Kyla to make sweet Celtic music magic.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old-school jazz and R&B tributes from piano-man Chu.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Get cozy and check out some new talent at this impromptu showing. Might even be time to put your money where your mouth is and dust off that old guitar.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a musician? Jason from local band WDC will give the opportunity to put your money where your mouth is. 8 to 11 p.m., then stick around for tunes from DJ Diamond Doug.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: ’90s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

A new nostalgia night, bringing back the last decade of the last millennium. DJ Trix spins one hit wonder dance tracks. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Free cover.

Who: DJs Seanski & Wax

Where: Savage Beagle

Old and new skool hip-hop night, six years strong and counting.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

The Frog keeps the good tunes rockin’ in the cozy room.

Who: DJ Kori K

Where: Merlin’s

Local boy spins funky house tunes for the après crowd.

Wednesday, Dec. 24

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Tony ’n’ Tina’s Wedding

Where: Westin Resort & Spa

The beloved interactive show where audience members become guests at the very Italian wedding of Anthony Nunzio and Valentina Vitale. Includes Italian buffet dinner. Adult tickets $135-$220, kids $95-$125. Ph: 604-935-4324.

Who: Whistler Children’s Chorus

What: Annual Christmas Eve Carol Service

Where: Telus Conference Centre at Whistler

A classic carol sing and reading of the Christmas story by a cross-section of the community. Also featuring the Whistler Singers. Service starts 6:30 p.m.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Delta Suites

Jazzy Christmas tunes on the lobby lounge’s baby grand from 5 to 7 p.m.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu is joined by the creamy-voiced Motown legend for an evening of old-time soul and R&B classics.

Who: Gordo

Where: Crystal Lounge

Bluesy, folksy, good-time sing-a-long tunes with a good-hearted local.

Who: Doug & Kyla

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

Whistler legend Guitar Doug joins with the violin stylings of Kyla to make sweet Celtic music magic.

Who: The Delegates

Where: Merlin’s

Montreal punk-ska band takes the stage at the après hour and keeps going into the evening. No cover charge.

Who: Everyday People

Where: Moe Joe’s

Vancouver band plays old funk and dirty disco for a groovy Christmas Eve.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Don’t Blame Us… Blame Garfinkel’s!

Where: Garfinkel’s

Xmas Gone Bad — wear your stupidest Christmas reindeer sweater and dance to funky house tunes by Whistler’s DJ Milton.

What: Cash Wednesdays

Who: DJ Gary Moore

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Moore, a former resident of iconic London U.K. nightclub Ministry of Sound spins funk, house and breaks from the centre booth, along with special guest DJ Noel Boogie. Every week one lucky partier takes home $100 cash and the chance to win the $2,000 grand prize giveaway in April. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

What: Waxed Wednesday

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip hop with Rosco, and like every night at the Beagle, locals get in free.

Thursday, Dec. 25

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Tony ’n’ Tina’s Wedding

Where: Westin Resort & Spa

The beloved interactive show where audience members become guests at the very Italian wedding of Anthony Nunzio and Valentina Vitale. Includes Italian buffet dinner. Adult tickets $135-$220, kids $95-$125. Ph: 604-935-4324.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu is joined by the creamy-voiced Motown legend for an evening of old-time soul and R&B classics.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Delta Suites

Jazzy Christmas tunes on the lobby lounge’s baby grand from 5 to 7 p.m.

Who: Doug & Kyla

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

Whistler legend Guitar Doug joins with the violin stylings of Kyla to make sweet Celtic music magic.

Who: The Crowley Band

Where: Maxx Fish

If all you want for Christmas is to rock, check out Whistler’s metal maniacs playing Priest, Sabbath, Motorhead and more.

Who: Leth Dodis

Where: Moe Joe’s

Intense new age rockers played by members of local band WDC.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Hip-hop Thursdays in the Lounge

Where: Crystal Lounge

Local boy DJ Dakota spins a chill hip-hop set for the hipsters that hang at the old-school cocktail bar.

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

A funky après set of soul, hip-hop, reggae and R&B from 3 to 7 p.m.

What: Xmas Party

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Celebrate Christmas with special guest DJs all night long. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Rock anthems and groovy hit tunes on Christmas Day.

What: Locals Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Whistler’s best local DJs on rotation so the local crowd can dance their local asses off.

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Don’t worry, it’s not Candace Cameron from Full House playing a Debbie Gibson set. It’s the return of the Digital Underdog.




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