Pique to Valley Listings Aug. 22-28 


For the little kids and the big kids at heart, the streets are alive with the sounds of comedy, congas and circus capers. On Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m., you’ll never know quite what to expect when you walk along the strolls. Prime spots include the Village Common, Town Plaza Gazebo, Village Square, Mountain Square, and the Marketplace. Sway to the nouveau Flamenco sounds of Alma Libre. Sing along to the easy rock rhythms of guitar legend Gordo and join clown, juggler, and unicyclist Sand Northrup for fabulous shows and workshops. See www.mywhistler.com for a full schedule of appearances. And don’t forget the Farmers Market in the Upper Village every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 22


What: Vancouver Youth Theatre Whistler Showcase

Where: Our Lady of the Mountains Church

All week these kids have been learning the art of acting and improv but now it’s time to take to the stage. Minimal donation from 7 p.m.

What: Best of Canadian Stand-Up

Where: MY Place

Four of the funniest Canucks known to man, and a few extra special guests, want to put Whistler on the wise-cracking map. Stand-up and other humourous hijinx start 8 p.m. lasting late into the night. Tix $25.

What: The Show at Mt. Currie

Where: Rodeo Grounds

Whole Lotta Led, the JJ Blues Band, old rocker Tipta7 and Gordo, all on stage all night long for just $10. Bring all your own supplies and camp the night for free from 8 p.m.

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Merlin’s

The daddy-o of the patio returns for another fantastic sunny afternoon of debauchery and chaos.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic, Irish and easy rock from this legendary band of performers.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Crab Shack

High energy Celtic, Irish and light rock from this guitar and fiddle duo.

Who: Josh Gontier

Where: Crystal Lounge

Cool acoustic rock covers and straight up originals from this Hendrix fan who used to hang with porn funk ambassadors, Slow Nerve Action.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old school jazz and R&B tributes with Chu and his piano.

Who: Monkey Business

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.


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