Pique to Valley Listings March 26-April 1 

Friday, March 26

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Colin Hay

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

The former Men at Work frontman, now touring as a solo artist, is joined by local singer/songwriter Tessa Amy for an Aussie-extravaganza at Whistler’s cultural hub. Tickets $20 adults, $17 students, seniors and Aussies! Ph: 604-925-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.

What: Squamish Youth Theatre

Where: Eagle Eye Theatre (Squamish)

Diverse youth and adult cast performs five separate plays. Show begins. 8 p.m. Tickets: $8 adults, $6 youth and seniors, available in advance at Highland Video and Mostly Books. Ph: 604-898-5930.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers. In the lounge for après and back again at 10 p.m.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B.

Who: Rob Thompson

Where: Crystal Lounge

Easy-going rock ’n’ roll with a touch of the blues.

Who: The Hairfarmers

Where: Merlin’s

Acoustic rockers with legendary locals Guitar Doug and Grateful Greg. The ultimate après experience, then the boys are back to finish the night off right.

What: Rob Funk Fridays

Where: Black’s Pub

Easy-going rock tunes with the local singer/guitarist and special guests.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

High energy Celtic, Irish and easy rock from the guitar and fiddle duo.

Who: WDC

Where: Moe Joe’s

Rock covers by Moe Joe’s regulars.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Buck-naked babes lose the tutus and flaunt their flexibility. Bring tips.

Who: Chick ’n’ Pyjammas

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Big Sexy Funk North

Where: Dusty’s

Big Sexy Art night — a visual orgasm of paintings and photography on the walls and tunes by DJs Keph, Dagan Beach and Mat the Alien. www.mountainpromotions.net.

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

R&B, soul, hip-hop and reggae at après (3-7 p.m.)

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

Hip-hop, Top 40 and dance tracks all night long.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream dance floor faves to kick off another crazy weekend.

What: Flavour Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Hip-hop and R&B hits from DJ Rob Banks. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Free cover until 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Dropping the best Top 40 hip-hop and R&B in the red lounge and down below. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Maxx Fish

Top 40 dance tunes.

Who: DJ Garth

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Sexy lounge grooves all night long.

Saturday, March 27

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Hairfarmers

Where: Dusty’s

The ultimate après with Whistler’s legendary singing ski bums doing Johnny Cash, Zeppelin, Bob Marley and all the rest.

What: Squamish Youth Theatre

Where: Eagle Eye Theatre (Squamish)

Diverse youth and adult cast performs five separate plays. Show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets: $8 adults, $6 youth and seniors, available in advance at Highland Video and Mostly Books. Ph: 604-898-5930.

Who: Cease & Desist

Where: Monk’s Grill

Classic rock at après in the hillside grill. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Who: Rob Thompson

Where: Crystal Lounge

Easy-going rock ’n’ roll with a touch of the blues.

Who: Matt Joe Gow

Where: Crab Shack

’Shack Unplugged — acoustic tunes. Ph: 604-932-4451.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers. In the lounge for après and back again at 10 p.m.

Who: Bally Oak

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

High-spirited guitar and fiddle duo cover all the Celtic and Irish classics.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

Who: The Blue River Band

What: Saturday Night Live

Where: Dusty’s

Legendary local singer/acoustic strummer Guitar Doug’s rockin’ bluegrass band featuring members of Vancouver group The Paperboys.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Guitar tunes in the afternoon for those who want to sit and sip their coffee.

What: Boot Ballet Amateur Night

Where: Boot Pub

Opportunity for amateur gals with stripper aspirations to give the pole a go. Ph: 604-932-3338.

Who: Chick ’n’ Pyjammas

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

R&B, soul, hip-hop and reggae at après (3-7 p.m.)

Who: DJ buddha

Where: Merlin’s

Buddha is one with everything from Top 40 to hip-hop to reggae. On the decks at après and again in the evening.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Pop, rock and dance tunes that get the girls dancing on the pool table.

Who: DJ Milton

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

House, breaks and tribal beats in the hillside lounge.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

A mix of hip-hop, R&B & Top 40 dance tunes for chilling in the upstairs lounge or getting down in the bass-ment. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garfinkel’s

Garf’s Gone Wild – Top 40 dance tunes and hip-hop grooves.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream tunes get the dance floor rockin’.

What: Goodtimes with DJ Trix

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Trix is for kids that know how to shake it on the dance floor. Top 40, hip-hop and funky house tracks. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Free cover until 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Skinny

Where: Maxx Fish

Top 40 dance tunes.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream dance floor favourites.

LOUNGES, PUBS AND PATIOS

Where: Longhorn Saloon

The prime-positioned bar and patio is internationally renowned as an après-ski spot.

Where: Mallard Lounge at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

A classic bar for the premium scotch-on-the-rocks set.

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

A high-ceilinged room on top of the Whistler village gondola station with a sunny deck for checking out hillside action.

Where: Casa Tapas and Wine Bar

The jazzy lounge bar welcomes the funky set that want a relaxed yet more sophisticated night out.

Where: Citta

Citta’s has nice long windows and a big deck in the Village Square making it the ideal place to meet or watch the world go by. Voted Best Local Hangout in the Pique’s 2003 Best of Whistler poll.

Where: The BrewHouse

Kick back with a locally brewed beer and play a game of pool or two in the casual atmosphere by the creek.

Where: Amsterdam Pub & Café

Right in the heart of Whistler Village. Cool tunes, funky design and a great heated patio – perfect for people watching.

Where: Black’s Pub

A cozy spot overlooking the plaza by the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas.

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

The game’s always on the big screen TV, plus keno, darts and some of the best value pub food in Whistler.

Where: BBK’s Pub

A small, friendly spot in the heart of the Blackcomb Benchlands with bartenders who know their wines and a unique photo gallery.

Where: Merlin’s

The popular spot at the base of Blackcomb serves up gigantic platters of nachos. Open seven days a week for après and beyond.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

In old Creekside – a true Whistler original with an excellent patio for watching the sun set.

Where: Dusty’s

A big room with a fantastic fireplace – the place to be for Creekside après.

Sunday, March 28

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Retreads with Drakes Advantage

What: The Punk Night

Where: Boot Pub

Indie Vancouver punk bands rock out for Whistler’s ultimate anti-club night. Ph: 604-932-3338.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

High energy Celtic, Irish and easy rock tunes from the guitar and fiddle duo.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Chill guitar tunes at noon for those who want to sit and sip their coffee.

Who: WDC

Where: Crab Shack

High-energy classic rock, metal and pop-punk covers.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

What: Open Mic night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Humble shower singers and basement guitar gods take the stage for a casual evening of untapped talent.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Mallard Lounge

Funk tickles the ivories, sings and plays guitar at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler lounge for après and again in the evening from 10 p.m. to midnight.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Sessions

What: The Sunday Night Sound Lounge

Where: The Wild Seed (Mount Currie)

Ambient grooves at dinnertime, turning up the drum ’n’ bass as the night goes on Ph: 604-894-5567.

Who: DJ Kio-san

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Upbeat lounge grooves at après.

Who: DJ buddha

Where: Merlin’s

An après set of everything from Top 40, to hip-hop, to reggae, to rock.

What: Vegas Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

The Black Jack table is back for a little taste of Vegas baby.

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

The man at the Kitchen tables this week is founder DJ Czech throwing down breaks and electro-house beats. The granddaddy of Whistler club nights at 11 years and counting. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Hip-hop and breaks in the hillside lounge all night long.

Who: DJ NT

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

It’s Saturday night all over again! Supercharged mainstream dance faves to keep the weekend alive.

Who: DJ Rosco

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop and R&B from Montreal’s finest. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Kenny G-Spot

Where: Moe Joe’s

Local boy plays anything and everything.

Monday, March 29

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Merlin’s

The ultimate après with Whistler’s own Daddy-O of the Patio, the man, the hair, the legend that is Guitar Doug.

What: Nova Scotia Kitchen Party

Where: Maxx Fish

Cod-kissin’, screech-shootin’ Maritime fun with music by Celtic rockers The Town Pants. www.maxxfish.com.

Who: Fishbone

Where: Garfinkel’s

Legendary ska-punk funksters bring their high-energy sound to town. Opening set by Vancouver hip-hop/R&B babe Kia Kadiri. Ph: 604-935-0544. www.mountainpromotions.net.

Who: Rastaboyz

Where: Boot Pub

Monday madness with the Vancouver hip-hop/roots-reggae collective. Ph: 604-932-3338.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Aspiring musicians get their chance in the spotlight. Ph: 604-935-1152.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Mallard Lounge

Funk tickles the ivories, sings and plays guitar at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler lounge for après and again in the evening from 10 p.m. to midnight.

What: Rockstar Night

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Got a rock ’n’ roll fantasy? Pete C. and the boys from Leth Dodis rock the house all night, and if you’re ready, willing and able they’ll let you sing.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic, Irish and easy-rock tunes from a pair of local legends.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Come by in the evening and belt out a rocker to celebrate making it through another crazy weekend.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu sets the mood with lots of soul and R&B and jazzy lounge favourites.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Dusty’s

Creekside Phil and Grateful Greg host the weekly open stage opportunity. All skill levels welcome.

What: All Ages Open Mic

Where: Second Cup

Bring an instrument and join the coffee shop jam session starting at 7 p.m.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Chill-out hip-hop tracks at après.

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop tunes for a full house. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

What: ’80s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Ryder rocks out retro tunes for the packed dance floor. Doors at 9 p.m. Free cover for the first 50 people and VIP line treatment for ’80s outfits!

Who: DJ Garth

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Funky house tracks in the hillside lounge all night long.

Tuesday, March 30

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Mardi Gras Party

Where: Moe Joe’s

You don’t have to go to N’awlin’s to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Prizes for sexy outfits. Beaded necklaces at the door. $5 cover. Ph: 604-935-1152.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Mallard Lounge

Funk tickles the ivories, sings and plays guitar at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler lounge for après and again in the evening, from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Who: Carlos Robinson

Where: Crab Shack

’Shack unplugged – acoustic tunes. Ph: 604-932-4451.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Check out some new talent in a friendly pub atmosphere. Might even be time to dust off that old guitar.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic, Irish and easy-rock tunes from a pair of local legends.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu sets the mood with lots of soul and R&B and jazzy lounge favourites.

Who: Leanne Lamour

Where: BBK’s Pub

Local gal strums an après set of bluesy-folksy originals laced with harmonica and Irish tin whistle in the cozy Benchlands pub. 3-6 p.m.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Buck-naked babes lose the tutus and shake their booty for the boys. Bring tips.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Ace

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Après with Whistler’s favourite go-go dancer behind the decks. An eclectic yard sale of cool tunes. 3-7 p.m.

Who: DJ Kori K

Where: Merlin’s

Local boy plays funky house tracks at après.

What: Jungle n Breaks Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ Vinyl Ritchie throws down wicked breaks from his deep, deep crates. Local DJ Ricochet starts the night off right.

Who: DJ Gary Moore

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Electro-lounge and house tracks all night long in the hillside lounge.

What: ’90s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Trix spins all the best club tracks from the last decade. Private party until 10:30 p.m., then open to the public. Free cover.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

Long-running old and new skool hip-hop night. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: SNFU with Moneen, Full Blast & The Antithesis

Where: Garfinkel’s

Reunited Canadian legends headline a night of raw punk rock craziness. Tickets $10 in advance from The Circle and The Electric Daisy Internet Cafe, $15 at the door. www.mountainpromotions.net.

Who: Wes Makepeace

Where: Crab Shack

Acoustic rockers by a local boy. Ph: 604-932-4451.

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Merlin’s

The ultimate après with Whistler’s own Daddy-O of the Patio.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic, Irish and easy-rock tunes from a pair of local legends.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Merlin’s

After Guitar Doug leaves, stick around for a night of liquid courage-fuelled singing insanity hosted by the lovely Lindsay. 7-11 p.m.

Who: Everyday People

Where: Moe Joe’s

Funk and dirty disco tunes spiced up with contemporary hip-hop and R&B from the Vancouver-based band. Ph: 604-935-1152.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers. In the lounge for après and back again at 10 p.m.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Buck-naked babes lose the tutus and shake their booty for the boys. Bring tips.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Milton

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Après chill-out house tracks from the man voted Whistler’s favourite DJ.

What: Cash Wednesday

Where: Tommy Africa’s

’70s funk and house tunes by DJ Gary Moore & guests, plus one lucky partier takes home $100 cash and the chance at a $2,000 cash draw on April 21. Doors at 9:30 p.m. www.tommyafricas.com.

Who: DJ Rosco

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop and R&B. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

What: The Chai Sessions

Where: Second Cup

DJs buddha and A2K spin mellow beats in the coffee shop.

Thursday, April 1

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: LUNA — Pool Party

Where: Meadow Park, Sports Centre

Splash away to house and tribal beats by DJ Milton. Part of Whistler Community Services’ LUNA series of weekly alcohol-free night time events. $2 cover. 9 p.m.-midnight. The party doubles as a Balding for Dollars fundraising event — willing participants can shave their heads in support of Cancer research Ph: 604-902-0769.

What: Hoedown Party

Where: Moe Joe’s

A good ol’ country style barn burner with tunes by Vancouver hayseeds Cousin Harley and prizes for the best belt buckle and sexiest Daisy Duke attire. Dudes pay $5, gals get in free. Ph: 604-935-1152.

What: Movie Night

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

DJ Rob Banks is on the decks and cult hockey flick Slapshot is on the big screen. Ph: 604-905-2220.

Who: 80-Proof Yob

Where: Maxx Fish

Vancouver raunch rockers promise a whiskey-soaked night of southern fried guitar licks and topless chicks. www.maxxfish.com.

Who: Duran Duran Duran

Where: Crab Shack

Acoustic funk grooves with Benson, Chris and Josh of Slow Nerve Action. Ph: 604-932-4451.

What: The Jam Night

Where: Boot Pub

Open mic and jam night with house band Cold Snap. $100 pool tourney, darts and a no techno or R&B guarantee.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic, Irish and easy-rock tunes from a pair of local legends.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers. In the lounge for après and back again at 10 p.m.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Dakota

Where: Crystal Lounge

A chill hip-hop set in the laid back lounge.

What: Sexy Schoolgirl Showdown

Where: Tommy Africa’s

$1,000 in prize money to be given away for best schoolgirl attire. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Register until 10:30 p.m. www.tommyafricas.com.

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop and dancehall reggae. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

What: Locals Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Locals take over Garf’s and get down to party tunes from DJ Trix.

UPCOMING EVENTS.

DJ Bukue One with Zak Hendrix, April 2.

Pavlo, April 2 & 3.

Hansel & Gretel, April 4.

Almeida/Tennant Naked City Sessions, April 5.

Ten Foot Pole, April 8.

D’Talle, April 8.

Krafty Kuts, April 11.

DJ Maseo, April 12.

Souls of Mischief, April 14.

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