Calling all female musicians 

Also in arts news: Audain Art Museum hosts field trip; Kandyphlip throws pride party

click to enlarge PHOTO BY ANGIE NOLAN - musical celebration Participants of the 2018 International Women's Day celebration pose for a photo at the Maury Young Arts Centre.
  • Photo by Angie Nolan
  • musical celebration Participants of the 2018 International Women's Day celebration pose for a photo at the Maury Young Arts Centre.

Arts Whistler is seeking female musicians from the Sea to Sky corridor to perform as part of its International Women's Day celebration on Friday, March 8.

Applications are open now until Feb. 15. The show will feature a wide range of genres, abilities and ages—with last year's youngest performer just 11 years old.

While the event is meant to offer women a stage to showcase their talent, it also serves as a fundraiser for the Howe Sound Women's Centre (HSWC) at the Maury Young Arts Centre. All performers are being asked to volunteer their time so funds can go towards the HSWC. Those selected will be able to play one to three songs smoothly and they will be notified by Feb. 18.

Performances during the show—which runs from 5 to 10 p.m.—will be five-to-10-minute slots with quick turnover on the stage.

On top of performing at the event, performers are asked to attend a dress/tech rehearsal on March 7 from 5 until 10 p.m. in the theatre.

Arts Whistler will provide the stage and sound support with performers bringing "your voice, your instrument and your awesome self," according to Arts Whistler.

For more information, get in touch with Susan Holden at sholden@artswhistler.com.

Adventure from the Audain

The Audain Art Museum is hosting a special trip to the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia on Sunday, Jan. 27.

The museum's director and chief curator Dr. Curtis Collins will lead the tour, which will focus on the MOA's current exhibit Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia. The show focuses on the work of nine Aboriginal women from across Australia.

Participants will leave from the Audain at 8:30 a.m. by shuttle and return around 5:30 p.m. (Pick-up and drop-off can also be arranged in Squamish).

Tickets are $85 available at https://bit.ly/2ASYlFC.

Pride party

Local party producers Kandyphlip are putting on a new event for the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival on Friday, Jan. 25—and they're hoping Whistlerites of all sexual orientations get in on the fun.

Called iKandy: A Night in Heaven, it will feature entirely local talent, including DJ Joni T. The event will be similar to the duo's most recent party Celestial Refrain that took place at Garfinkel's last month—incorporating "celestial visuals and local heavenly gogos."

"We know we will fill the venue just by the sheer number of visitors, but we would love to have as many locals there (as possible) to mingle with the globetrotters," says Joey Cruz, one half of Kandyphlip, in an email.

The party takes place at Aava Whistler Hotel's CABN. Tickets are $20 at whistlerpride.com but locals can get $5 off with the promo code Joey5.

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