Pique to Valley Listings July 9-15 

This week's entertainment listings

SUMMERTIME STREET ENTERTAINMENT

Family fun all weekend long in various locations throughout Whistler Village. This weekend features an extravaganza of colourful characters in celebration of the first annual Whistler Arts and Music Festival. Look for fantastical physical theatre troupes BellaLuna and the Trollsons, the extraordinarily silly Colossal Canadian Couple, juggler Sand Northrup, stilt walkers, and human statues. Catch all the acts in one gala cabaret show on the main stage in Whistler’s Village Square Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10 at 7 p.m. For more information call the Whistler Activity & Information Centre at 604-938-2769 or go to www.mywhistler.com/wam.

And don’t forget the Whistler Farmers Market, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Upper Village, rain or shine.

Friday, July 9

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Whistler Arts & Music Festival

Where: Whistler Village, Various Locations

First day of brand new arts and music extravaganza. Musical performances by Mariachi del Sol, Tango Paradiso and the Squamish Nation Eagle Song Dancers 1-10 p.m. Artist demonstrations, street performers, children’s entertainers and more. For a full schedule drop by the Whistler Activity & Information Centre or go to www.mywhistler.com/wam.

What: ArtWalk — Opening Night

Where: Various Venues

Official launch of the Whistler Arts Council’s first annual Whistler Village ArtWalk – 17 traditional and non-traditional galleries exhibiting 20 local artists. Opening receptions in all venues 6:30-9 p.m. Music by Greasy Jack & Julie Ann Rigby, Josh Gontier, Kosta-Man, and The Rutherford Creek Collective. Tour maps available from the Whistler Activity & Information Centre, Whistler Chamber of Commerce, MY Place and at all venues. Part of Whistler Arts & Music Festival. www.mywhistler.com/wam.

What: Whistler Photographic Society Slideshow

Where: Village Square

DVD slideshow featuring works by more than a dozen local sharp-shooters set to music by local performers. Show starts at 10 p.m. Part of Whistler Arts & Music Festival. www.mywhistler.com/wam.

What: 2004 Panasonic Filmmaker Showdown Finalists

Where: Village Square

Free, outdoor screening of the top eight films from the 2004 Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival’s 3 rd Annual 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown contest. Films start: 10:20 p.m. Part of Whistler Arts & Music Festival. www.mywhistler.com/wam.

What: Comedy Show

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

Performances by laugh-masters Brad Muise, Dana Alexander, Toby Hargrave, John Beuhler, Kevin Foxx and Patrick Maliha. Shows at 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. – unique material at each, spicier material at late show. Tickets: $20. Ph: 604-935-8410. Part of Whistler Arts & Music Festival. www.mywhistler.com/wam.

What: Rob Funk Fridays

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