Pique to Valley Listings June 20 to 26 

SUMMERTIME STREET ENTERTAINMENT

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. Places to watch out for are the Village Common, Town Plaza Gazebo, Village Square, Mountain Square, and the Marketplace.

This weekend Tourism Whistler will unleash the Orchid Ensemble, playing some spiritually uplifting ancient instruments from China; the white-faced ’n’ quiet clown Cirque Alexander; and Rock-Paper-Scissors, mayhem at every turn. See mywhistler.com for a full schedule of appearances. And don’t forget the Farmers Market in the Upper Village ever Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, June 20

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Payday Party

Where: Merlin’s

The Hairfarmers must be hot under all that fur but nothing a cool glass of God’s nectar can’t fix. Celebrate summer with Guitar Doug and Grateful Greg on the patio and later on the stage for a night to (try to) remember.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

High energy Celtic, Irish and easy rock.

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: Crystal Lounge

Warm, imagery-loaded acoustic folk in pop foundations.

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.

What: Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Girls get their kit off to help the boys kick off their weekend.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Flavour Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

A tasty mix of funk, hip hop, R&B and funky house with DJ Rob Banks.

What: Free At Last Fridays

Where: Maxx Fish

Kick in the weekend with hip hop, R&B and Top 40 classics from DJ Dizzy.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

It’s the right night to get out and shake it at this Friday night frenzy.

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

Dance the night away to a mix of hip hop and R&B classics. Ladies free B4 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Back by popular demand filling the floor with all your faves.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Dropping the best Top 40 hip hop, R&B and house cuts in the red lounge or down below.

Saturday, June 21

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: Crystal Lounge

Warm, imagery-loaded acoustic folk in pop foundations.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

High energy Celtic, Irish and easy rock.

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.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Dizzy

Where: Maxx Fish

DJ Dizzy kicks in your weekend with hip hop, R&B, Top 40 and classic tunes.

What: Good Times

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Mister Fister and Kori K deliver the popular hits, funky house, Latin and hip hop alongside Tommy’s go-go dancers for the best party in town.

What: Garf’s Gone Wild

Where: Garfinkel’s

It’s the biggest party in Whistler with DJ R3 playing all your favourite dance hits from yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Who: DJ Peacefrog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

The master of the mainstream mix doing his things for the stags and stagettes.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Dropping the best Top 40, hip hop, R&B and house cuts in the red lounge or down below.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Back by popular demand filling the floor with all your faves.

PUBS AND PATIOS

Where: Casa Tapas and Wine Bar

This jazz-infused lounge bar welcomes the funky set that want a more relaxed yet sophisticated night out.

Where: Citta

Citta’s has those long windows and a big deck in the Village Square that makes it the place to meet and watch the world go by.

Where: The BrewHouse

Kick back with a locally brewed beer, enjoy a game of pool or sit outside and soak up the sun by the creek.

Where: Amsterdam Pub & Café

The Dam has a busy deck, cool tunes, unusual artwork and great meals.

Where: Black’s Pub

Black’s has got one almighty new patio overlooking the bottom of the bike park and now’s the time to break it in.

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

Is exactly that, neighbourly, with some of the best value pub food in Whistler, plus big screen sports, keno, and darts.

Where: The Longhorn Saloon

This prime positioned patio is voted best apres’ bar in Whistler time and time again. Indoors or outdoors, playing pool or picking at plates of nibblies, it’s really got something for everyone.

Where: BBK’s Pub

A small but friendly pub nestled in the bosom of Blackcomb in the Glacier Lodge. Good eats and delectable drinks plus a unique photo exhibit on the walls every month.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

In funky Creekside, enjoy one of Whistler’s originals.

Sunday, June 22

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Farmers Market

Where: Upper Village at Blackcomb

Smooth sounding folk singer, Laura Nedelak, will be playing songs from her new album White Heart in the rotunda outside in the Chamois from noon to 3 p.m.

What: Anti-Club Nite

Where: Boot Pub

End This Week With Knives kick off this weekly No Bull Bonanza. No strippers, no hippes – just punk rock music mixed with good movies and good prices for a damn good time.

Who: WDC

Where: Crab Shack

These boys are fresh and feisty following the New Music West Showcase where they played to a packed crowd at the famous peeler parlour, the Penthouse.

What: Open Mic night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Humble home music-makers take to the stage for a casual evening of untapped talent.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

First time ever spinning electro clash at Tommy’s is Conrad Black from Swayzak Records & Shine Vancouver. Whistler’s longest running club night.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Groove on the dance floor or play pool on the deck.

Monday, June 23

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Dears

Where: Boot Pub

Hot and heavy on their No Cities Left cross-country tour, Montreal’s melancholy symphony is a top notch live show. See story.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Expect it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Where all the wannabes gottabe.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: Rob Banks

Where: Savage Beagle

Underground and old skool grooves in the sultry upstairs bar or down below dancing, whatever your mood dictates.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Contemporary classics to take to the dance floor.

What: Magnum Opus

Where: Tommy Africa’s

’80s beats at their best with the Retro Machine DJ Ryder playing memorable tracks to pump, bump and jump to.

What: Everyone’s Welcome

Where: Garfinkel’s

Garf’s staff have plenty to celebrate. It’s Annie and Jeremy’s return after their wedding in Thailand, and it’s Mike, Colin and Lo-Cee’s birthdays too. Should be messy.

Tuesday, June 24

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Get cosy and cop some new talent at this impromptu showing, and perhaps even play an instrument yourself.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

A flesh fest for the fellas featuring exotic dancing girls.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

New York’s own Seanski breaks out the phattest tunes – hip hop and old skool night, six years strong.

Wednesday, June 25

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Jully Black

Where: Garfinkel’s

Canada’s First Lady of Soul brings her sultry vocals and a five piece R&B band to the Garf’s basement. Hear why acts like Shaggy and Destiny’s Child all want to work with her. See story.

What: Industry Nite

Where: Crab Shack

Wes Makepeace helps get the locals over the weekly hump with acoustic rock covers and originals.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

If you like lots of skin and stilettos on stage, you’ll like this saucy spectacular.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Sensual Summer Latin Party

Where: Tommy Africa’s

A special event hosted by Scott Musgrave & Kara-Leah, helping Tommy’s kick off the summer with Latin beats from DJ Keph and Hebegebe. Dress formal & sensual — Latin style.

What: Locals’ Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

From the Originals, purveying a good time since 1980.

What: Spare Grooves

Where: Maxx Fish

Whistler’s premier hip hop and locals’ night with DJ Mat the Alien and Kilo Cee showing off on four turntables, with special guest MCs every week.

What: Waxed Wednesday

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip hop with Rosco and like every night at the Sav, locals always get in free.

What: Wasted Wednesdays

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

DJ Rich gives out lots of goodies to good boys and girls still working here during the spring.

Thursday, June 26

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: LUNA Party

Where: Meadow Park Pool

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, LUNA throws a pool party. Watch JAWS on the big screen while you float around in fear. Just $2, showing at 10 p.m. See story for other events through summer.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

High energy Celtic, Irish and easy rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Locals Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Whistler's best DJs every week are rotating to bring you the best dance party you locals’ could ask for. This week features body, mind and soul cleansing with Kori K and resident DJ Trixx.

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Return of the digital underdogg. Hip hop, funk and breaks on three decks. Locals night with all ladies free before 11 p.m.

What: Ladies Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Good times for good girls. Or bad ones. They don’t discriminate!

What: Lounge Lizard

Where: Maxx Fish

Don’t worry, it’s not just for lizards, cougars are welcome too. Sordid, eclectic sounds from DJ MP3.

What: Thirstdays

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Top tunes and dance floor ditties from rock to house to hits.

What: Double Daze Thursdaze

Where: Boot Pub

A $100 pool tourney, a dart comp and no techno or R&B whatsoever.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wild Vs Farmed Salmon Debate, MY Place, June 28

WSFA Boogie Nights Party, Garfinkel’s, June 30

Xavier Rudd, Boot Pub, July 4-5

ARTrageous, Fairmont Chateau, July 5

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