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The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi next LUNA Japanese flick

What: WHISTLER CELEBRATES TURIN VANOC’s public info centre in Whistler will be celebrating the 2006 Olympics with daily activities. There will be a big screen video broadcast of the Games from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The VANOC street hockey challenge, pitting local teams against each other, will take place at the Info Centre 4 p.m. daily. Don’t miss the action!

When: February 10-26

Where: 2010 Info Centre, village

What: LUNA – JAPANESE MOVIE The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi is the next LUNA Japanese flick, starring Takeshi "Beat" Kitano. Tickets are $4/$2. Doors open at the Rainbow at 7 p.m. The film begins 30 mins later.

When: Thursday February 23, 7 p.m.

Where: Rainbow Theatre

What: WHISTLER COMMUNITY NOW The second part of a five-year series of films focusing on local community members. This year features youth and reveals their perceptions on being a local. Admission is free.

When: Thursday February 23, 7 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: Simple Plan in concert Montreal band Simple Plan will be live in concert as part of Celebration 2010. It’s a free concert!

When: Saturday February 25,3:30 p.m.

Where: Whistler Village Square

What: BEST OF WHISTLER FILM FEST A showcase of the top award winning films from local filmmakers who entered the 2005 festival. Tickets are $9.99. Call 604-935-8140.

When: Saturday February 25, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: CLOSING CEREMONIES Juno award winning fiddler Shona Le Mottée and her band will perform in the village at 2 p.m. to celebrate the passing of the Olympic flag from Torino to Vancouver. If you can get up, join other hardcore Canadian fans at the big screen for the men’s ice hockey gold medal game. It begins at 5 a.m. The closing ceremonies will be broadcast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

When: Sunday February 26

Where: Whistler Village Square

What: BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2006 Local emerging bands or soloists have the chance to shine at the 2006 Battle of the Bands. To compete, musicians must have at least two original songs. Great prizes for the winners! Tickets are $4/$2. Call Mike at 604-938-7819 to enter. Call 604-935-8140 for tickets.

When: February 28 - March 2, 9 p.m. each evening

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: HANK WILLIAMS REVIEW A musical theatre piece starring Joe Matheson as Hank Williams, in a tribute to the King of Country Music. Tickets are $20/$17. Call 604-935-8410.

When: Thursday March 2, 8 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: Bantam bottle drive Whistler’s Bantam Rep team is going for gold, representing Whistler at the provincials. Help them get there with their bottle drive at the Bottle Depot. For pick up of large donations call Kathy at 604-938-5966.

When: Sunday March 5, 12-5 p.m.

Where: Whistler Bottle Depot

What: WAG FUNDRAISER Celebrate the Oscars with WAG and help support the animal shelter. Walk the red carpet, visit the Star Treatment Table, place bets on Oscar wins and watch the broadcast with friends. Tickets are $25, includes two specialty martinis. Call 604-935-8364.

When: Sunday March 5, 7 p.m.

Where: Moe Joe’s


What: COUNCIL Meetings begin with a question and answer period. Ask your question at the next council meeting.

When: Monday February 6, 6:30 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place