Pique to Valley Listings Sept. 12-18 

Friday, Sept. 12

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Candye Kane with Big Burlesque’s Original Fat Bottom Revue

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

Boisterous jump-blues and swing from a good-time gal. Performing with San Francisco burlesque act the Original Fat Bottom Revue. Double the pleasure, double the fun. Tickets $15 in advance from the GLC, Bestsellers, Whistler Entertainment, and at the door.

What: Payday Friday featuring the Hairfarmers.

Where: Merlin’s

The beloved hirsute duo are set to rock for one last payday party before Merlin’s closes for the fall season. Doors at 4 p.m., music starts after dinner.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

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

Who: Rob Thompson

Where: Crystal Lounge

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

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

Who: Papa Woody

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Hot babes with no clothes dance for fella’s with fists full of cash.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Free Fall Friday

Where: Maxx Fish

Fridays are made for spinning. Hip hop, R&B and Top 40 classics from DJ Dizzy.

What: Flavour Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Rob Banks spins all your favourite hip hop, R&B and Top 40 hits from 10 p.m. on.

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.

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, Sept. 13

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Dave Adelberg

Where: MY (Millenium) Place

Backed up by the Whistler Singers, Adelberg croons romantic jazz classics from the ’30s & ’40s. Tickets $15-$18. Show starts at 8 p.m.

What: Reflection premiere

Where: Merlin’s

Alterna Action films premieres their snowboard film Reflection. Doors at 8:30 p.m., opening slide show at 10:30 p.m., film starts at 11 p.m. Tickets $5 at the door.

Who: Rob Thompson

Where: Crystal Lounge

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

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

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

Who: Papa Woody

Where: Pemberton Hotel.

Classic rock.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Funk plays chill tunes on weekend afternoons for those who want to sit and sip their coffee.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Throwdown Saturdays

Where: Maxx Fish

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

What: Good Times

Where: Tommy Africa’s

A full bag of music, including funky house, party anthems and Top 40, with DJ Erin. Join the go-go dancers at the best party in town.

What: Garf’s Gone Wild

Where: Garfinkel’s

The biggest party in Whistler with DJ R3 playing all your favourite dance hits from yesterday, today and previews of tomorrow.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

The master of the mainstream mix doing his thing 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 an 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 was voted best aprés bar in Whistler. Indoors or outdoors, playing pool or picking at plates of nibblies, it’s 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.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

In funky Creekside, enjoy a Whistler original with an excellent patio for watching the sun set.

Sunday, Sept. 14

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Farmers Market

Where: Upper Village at Blackcomb

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., get fresh produce, great berries, groovy arts and crafts.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Funk plays chill tunes on weekend afternoons for those who want to sit and sip their coffee.

What: Wing night featuring WDC

Where: Crabshack

High energy rock band plus cheap chicken wings equals good times all around.

What: Punk Night featuring

Who: All State Champions with The Worst

Where: Boot Pub

Skaters and anti-clubbers join with imports from Vancouver’s indie punk scene to take back the night.

What: Open Mic night

Where: Crystal Lounge

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

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Old school night with Vancouver’s DJ Czech, the man that got the Kitchen cooking, throwing down Vintage House. Granddaddy of Whistler club nights at 10 years and counting.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Relaxed, rested and ready to party? It’s Saturday night all over again.

Monday, Sept. 15

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Monday madness with Doundounba

Where: Boot Pub

Six-man band plays up-beat West African jams that’ll have the whole place dancing. See Story.

Who: The Crowley Band

Where: Garfinkel’s

Come to the dark side. Menacing metal from local maniacs will blow your eardrums and your mind. Tickets at the door.

Who: Whole Lotta Led

Where: Buffalo Bills

Zepplin tribute band does Page & Plante proud, and promises to "rip ’til the lights come up." Tickets at the door.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Go belt out a rocker to celebrate making it through the weekend.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: Rob Banks

Where: Savage Beagle

Underground and old skool grooves in the sultry upstairs bar or dancing down below – whatever you’re up for.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

A warm welcome to the Wild Willies Mountain Bike Riders Club, who like to dance as much as they like to ride. Start the night with DJ Rich and end with Zepplin tribute crew Whole Lotta Led.

What: 80s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Eighties beats from the retro machine DJ Ryder, pumping out track after memorable track that you can jump to.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Get cozy and check out some new talent at this impromptu showing. Might even be time to dust off that old guitar.

Who: Jerry Legar

Where: Zeuski’s

Sensual guitar rhythms fill the patio bar and restaurant with a sultry vibe. From 7 to 10 p.m.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Beautiful babes lose the tutus and flaunt their flexibility.

Who: Rob Thompson

Where: Crystal Lounge

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

What: Tango Lessons

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Come by at 7 p.m. for classes one and two of a three-part series of beginner Argentine Tango lessons by instructors Beatrix Satzinger and Michael Young. No partner required. Classes $30 each/$70 for all three.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Jungle & Breaks

Where: Garfinkel’s

Beats and breaks with DJ Jungle Souldier and guests.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Peace Frog keeps the vibe intense and the room cozy. Play Dancefloor Jeopardy for the chance to go home with an extra $1,000 in your pocket.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

New York’s own Seanski throws down phat tunes – hip hop and old skool night, six years strong.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Wes Makepeace

Where: Crabshack

Acoustic guitar tunes played by a local boy and good deals for the hard-working/harder-skating crowd.

Who: Jerry Legar

Where: Zeuski’s

Sensual guitar rhythms fill the patio bar and restaurant with a sultry vibe. From 7 to 10 p.m.

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The man, the beard, the legend. Doug strums tunes worth a toast of your pint.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

A saucy spectacular of skin and stilettos.

What: Tango Lessons

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Come by at 7 p.m. for the last class of a three-part series of beginner Argentine Tango lessons by instructors Beatrix Satzinger and Michael Young. No partner required. Classes $30 each/$70 for all three.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Latin Party II — Sensual Summer

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Senors and Senoritas get dressed to the nines and shake their cha cha’s to Latin-infused beats from special guest DJ Raul from RioCrazy. Arrive before 11 p.m. for Lambada lessons from dance instructor Gustavo, the king of Latin funk. Tickets $10 from Snomotion & Tommy’s.

What: Locals’ Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

From the Originals, purveying a good time since 1980.

What: Locals’ Groove Nite

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

DJ Peace Frog and the bartenders keep the hometown crowd happy.

What: Strictly Underground

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ Milton sends out house, breaks and tribal beats.

What: Spare Grooves

Where: Maxx Fish

Whistler’s premier hip hop and locals’ night. Featuring the awesome talents of DJ Mat the Alien and Kilo Cee.

What: Waxed Wednesday

Where: Savage Beagle

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

Thursday, Sept. 18

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Comedy in the Sky — Whistler Comedy Festival opening Gala

Where: Whistler Conference Centre

Russell "Brown Bomber" Peters hosts a line-up of superstar Canadian comics including Jessica Holmes, Nikki Payne, Chris Quigley, Martha Chaves and more. Tickets $20-$25 available through Tourism Whistler’s Activity & Information Centre and at the door after 5 p.m. Show starts 8 p.m. Ph: 604-938-2769. www.comedyinthesky.ca . See Story.

What: Comedy Movie Marathon

Where: Village 8 Cinemas

In conjunction with the Comedy in the Sky Whistler comedy festival, a collection of the funniest movies ever made will be screened through the weekend at the Village 8. Kicking things off are Fast Times at Ridgemont High at 7 p.m. and Slap Shot at 9 p.m. Tickets $4 per movie, $15 for an unlimited screenings pass. Proceeds support avalanche relief and rescue initiatives. See Story.

What: Saturation premiere

Where: Rainbow Theatre

The creative minds at Absinthe Films host the Canadian premiere of their latest snowboard video, Saturation. Film starts at 10 p.m. Tickets $7 in advance from the Circle, $8 at the door.

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

The man, the beard, the legend. Doug strums tunes worth a toast of your pint.

Who: Jerry Legar

Where: Zeuski’s

Sensual guitar rhythms fill the patio bar and restaurant with a sultry vibe. From 7 to 10 p.m.

Who: Music Store Randy & Tiny Elvis with special guests.

Where: The Keg

Good old rock ’n’ roll favourites from 9 p.m. on.

CLUBS AND DJS

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, darts, and no techno or R&B whatsoever.

What: Lounge Lizard Thursdays

Where: Maxx Fish

It’s not just for Lizards – Cougars are welcome as well. Sordid and eclectic sounds with your favourite bartending Chameleon waiting to shake your super-sized martini.

What: Locals Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Whistler’s best local DJs on rotation so the local crowd can dance their local asses off.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Comedy in the Sky — Whistler comedy festival Sept. 19 — 21.

Focused Ski Movie Canadian Premiere, MY Place, Sept. 19.

Xavier Rudd, Boot Pub, Sept. 19-20.

Roots and Culture Reggae Festival, featuring Strugglah and Don Rankin Foundation Sound, Sept. 19-21.

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