Celebration 2010 heads into week two 

There’s not much for free in this world but with the Celebration 2010 showcase well under way there’s lots of juicy offerings of entertainment, education, food and wine to enjoy for next to nothing.

But wait! There’s a catch. As long as you realize what all this is for, you’re welcome to attend.

Celebration 2010 is a province-wide initiative supporting both the Vancouver 2010 bid and British Columbia arts and culture, through previewing the artistic and cultural diversity fostered by the cultural Olympiad. It’s a chance for local groups to show the world what they’re made of because after all, the Games aren’t just about sports you know. One of the four official pillars of the Olympic Games movement is culture. So let’s get amongst it.

Here’s a look at what’s on this week:

Friday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m. at MY Place

Whistler Arts Council presents The bluehouse, an Australian all-female acoustic folk group mixing drop-dead gorgeous harmonies with wickedly mouthy humour. The talented Whistler Singers open. Ph: 604-935-8418

Saturday, Feb. 22, 12 — 5 p.m. in the Village Square

A sneak preview of Cornucopia — Whistler's Food & Wine Celebration. Outdoor icewine tasting, Grapes at Minus 8 Degrees, flamenco sounds and an ice sculptor showcase. Tickets are $5 on-site.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at MY Place

Whistler Museum & Archives Society presents The Heritage of Our Town: Olympic Experiences, an evening with past Olympians from the Whistler area to talk about their Olympic experiences. Admission is free.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. for tots and 11 a.m. for 4/5 year olds at MY Place

Whistler Public Library presents "Dance a story, dance a song, skip, twirl, dance along." A workshop for children with Mary Elizabeth Manley, associate professor of dance at York University. Ph: 604-932-5564

Sunday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. meet at MY Place

Whistler Arts Council presents the Whistler Art Tour, a free guided tour of Whistler's Art Galleries & Public Art. Ph: 604-935-8419

Sunday, Feb. 23, 1-3 p.m. in the Westin Resort & Spa

Day 2 of the Cornucopia preview with Guilty Pleasures of the Canadian Palate. Tickets are $24.95 Ph: 604.938.2769

Sunday, Feb. 23 & Monday, Feb. 24, 9 p.m. at Uli's Flipside in Creekside

The Whistler Writers Group, and some famous colleagues from

Vancouver, present Literary Leanings — A festival of literature, food & drink.

Sunday, Feb. 23, 6: 30 p.m. at the base of Whistler Mountain

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