Pique to Valley Listings Dec. 5-11 

Friday, Dec. 5

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Whistler Film Festival

Where: Rainbow Theatre, Village 8 Cinemas

The third annual Whistler Film Fest is in full swing. Friday’s lineup includes three filmmaker forum sessions and six feature film presentations. Individual screening tickets are $8.50, available at Nesters Market, Tourism Whistler’s Information & Activity Centre, and the Festival Box Office in Blackcomb Lodge, and by phone at 604-938-3323. Log onto www.whistlerfilmfestival.com for a complete schedule.

Who: The New Deal with Mat the Alien

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

The Toronto-based organic electronica groove trio swing by the GLC. Whistler’s favourite DJ, Mat the Alien, spins a funk & soul set to open. Tickets $15 in advance from Blueballs Boutique, The Electric Daisy Internet Café and the GLC, $20 at the door.

Who: Josh Gontier

Where: Crystal Lounge

A night of acoustic covers and original tunes by a member of the currently on hiatus Slow Nerve Action. Gontier’s eclectic influences run from Hendrix to Beck to Jeff Buckley to Ween.

What: Payday Friday

Who: Guitar Doug and the Hairfarmers

Where: Merlin’s

The incomparable Daddy-O of the Patio Guitar Doug starts the festivities off with apres tunes from 3 to 6 p.m. He’s joined onstage by his partner in Hair Grateful Greg at 8:30 for a party that lasts until the wee hours.

Who: WDC

Where: Moe Joe’s

The local rockers are back in town after a brief recording hiatus. Popular rock covers played with the great energy that has earned them a loyal following at their regular Friday night gig.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old-school jazz and R&B tributes from piano-man Chu.

Who: Bally Oak

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

A high-spirited guitar and fiddle duo covering all the Irish classics.

What: Community Piano Recital

Where: Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church

Local teacher Joanne Heppner presents 30 piano students, ages 4-13. Admission is a non-perishable food item for the Whistler Food Bank. Recital starts at 7 p.m. Refreshments to follow.

Who: Monkey Business

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Buck naked babes shake their booty for the boys. Bring tips.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

The Frog spins all the best mainstream dance floor faves to kick off of the weekend. Closed 4-8 p.m. for a private function.

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