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Pique to Valley Listings Oct. 22-28

This week's entertainment listings

Friday, Oct. 22

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Oktoberfest

Where: La Bocca/Brasserie des Artistes

Celebrate the merry month with beer, a special menu and music by The Rhinelanders. 4-9 p.m.

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

Live open mic jam and karaoke night hosted by DJ Steve Jiu.

Who: Melissa Hill

Where: Fifty-Two 80 Bistro & Bar

Smooth jazz with the Vancouver lounge piano player/vocalist. 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: Zipper

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Hip-hop Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Hip-hop and R&B hits with DJ Rob Banks. No Cover. 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. 23

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Oktoberfest

Where: La Bocca/Brasserie des Artistes

Celebrate the merry month with beer, a special menu and music by The Rhinelanders. 4-9 p.m.

Who: Melissa Hill

Where: Fifty-Two 80 Bistro & Bar

Smooth jazz with the Vancouver lounge piano player/vocalist. 6-11:30 p.m.

Who: Gordo

Where: Crystal Lounge

Good-time sing-a-long guitar tunes.

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: Zipper

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 guest DJ Neo. 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. 24

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Best in Canadian Standup Comedy Tour

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

Triple headliner comedy show features renowned standup performers Jeff Rothpan, Tim Rykert and Jamie Hutchinson. Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $23 available through TicketMaster. Ph: 604-935-8410.

Who: Barney Bentall

Where: Brackendale Art Gallery Theatre

Popular Canadian adult contemporary rocker/Cariboo country cattle rancher plays in the heart of Brackendale with locals Leslie Alexander and John Ellis. Tickets: $18. Show starts: 8 p.m. www.brackendaleartgallery.com.

What: The Punk Night

Where: Boot Pub

Whistler’s ultimate anti-club night hosts Ontario hardcore/metal band The End with Punk Night regulars from Vancouver A Textbook Tragedy. 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.

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. 25

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: McCuaig

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Indie bagpipe rock band from Edmonton brings their eclectic sound to Whistler. Ph: 604-932-6613.

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. 26

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Indie Film Nights III

Where: HUB Film and Internet Lounge (Creekside)

The third monthly event for the local indie film community to get together and screen their short films, plus collaborate on a corresponding program for Whistler Cable 6. Event kicks off at 9 p.m. For information on the evening or the submission process call 604-932-9847.

What: 8 th Annual Caesar Contest

Where: Crab Shack

Watch Whistler’s best bar staff get creative on the classic hangover-curing cocktail for a $300 prize. Live acoustic tunes by Last Call’s Jay & Jolene.

What: Comedy Night

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

A special presentation direct from the Vancouver Comedy Festival: "Our Parents Weren’t Criminals!" featuring Aussie comedy duo Akmal Saleh and Kitty Flanagan. Show starts: 9:30 p.m. 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 – seven years and counting! Doors at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Wes Makepeace with Jay Greenway

Where: Crab Shack

The local musicians share the stage at the ’Shack’s weekly turkey dinner and giveaway night. Get there between 8-9 p.m. and enter to win a ski pass and a car! Ph: 604-932-4451.

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

What: Full Moon Party

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Nelson-based DJ HoolaHoop lays down funky disco house and breaks. $5 cover.

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. 28

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Joe’s Garage

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Rock ’n’ roll dance favourites with the house party band from The Roxy nightclub in Vancouver. Ph: 604-932-6613.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Eclectic guitar tunes with the easygoing local boy.

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 Pete

Where: Savage Beagle

Good time hip-hop & R&B club tunes. Doors at 9 p.m.

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

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

Slow Nerve Action, Oct. 30.

Sweatshop Union, Oct. 31

Denim Demons with The Antithesis (last show!), 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.

Whistler Film Festival, Dec. 2-5.




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