Pique to valley listings 

Friday, Dec. 28

ON STAGE

Who: Esq

Where: Millennium Place, 8 p.m.

Vancouver jazz band explores structure and sound with horns, drums, and bass tonight and Saturday. Second act in a part of a three-part concert series called Season Your Winter. See article.

Who: Pete and Chad

Where: Cinnamon Bear

Join Pete and Chad apres-ski in the Delta and get toasty with a toddy, every Friday.

Who: Nearly Neil

Where: The Shack

Bobby Bruce brings you the songs of ladykiller crooner Neil Diamond, whose ballads have had airplay since 1966. A Proud and Pennyless Production, Nearly Neil’s rendition of Sweet Caroline has been heard at the Skydome, in casinos, and around Whistler. Sideburns never looked so good…

Who: Hairfarmers

Where: Merlin’s

Folky psychedelic rock from the local duo of Guitar Doug and Grateful Greg, a.k.a. the Hairfarmers.

Who: Leanne Lammoureaux

Where: Crystal Lounge

Leanne, one half of Leanne & Kyla, goes solo tonight at the Crystal Lounge.

Who: Gord Oliver

Where: Mallard Lounge

Guitar and vocals Blue Rodeo-style from Gord Oliver, at the Chateau Whistler’s posh lounge.

Who: Rob Thompson Duo

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Live music with the duo at Dubh Linn Gate. Go Irish!

Who: The Cameron Chu Jazz Trio

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro

Smooth jazzy sounds from Cameron and guests, as well as a glass of wine from one of the finest selections in town.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: The Boot Pub

The only place in town to enjoy adult beverages and adult entertainment.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: Ghetto Boy

What: Honey

Where: Dusty’s

Beautifully sweet drippin’ honey grooves with DJ Ghetto Boy. Sweet….

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ R3 spins his local favourites on Fresh Fridays.

Who: DJ Erin

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Whistler’s own DJ Erin keeps grooving all night long with an incredibly delicious mix of funky vocal house including UK re-mixes at Passion Friday.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

DJ Peace Frog plays all your favourites while you enjoy a bevvie.

What: Double Ought Buck

Where: Maxx Fish

Double Ought Buck with dj brokenarrow at Maxx Fish. Classic yet nouveau sounds.

Who: DJ Derek

Where : Savage Beagle

Not to be disappointed, DJ Derek plays hip hop, top 40 and R&B. Come check it out!

PUBS & PATIOS

Where: Citta’

Located in the centre of the action, it’s the top spot for people watching. Stay warm under the patio heaters or relax upstairs in the pool room.

Where: Amsterdam Café

This little spot in the village has it all – music, food and drinks – day and night. Great place to watch or interact with the local colour.

Where: BBK’s Pub

It’s a locals’ favourite for unwinding after a hard day. This cozy pub in the Upper Village has a fine selection of B.C. wines and micro-brewed beer as well as an outstanding menu. Settle in on their couches for a game of cards or gab with their colourful bartenders. "We Be Smoke-free!"

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

Casual atmosphere for warm conversation and cold beer. Bar staff operate a not-too-loud sound system of rock and roll numbers and the outdoor patio gives patrons the best air in the world.

Where: Black’s Pub

Located at the base of the Village Gondolas, with awesome views of both mountains. Enjoy their telescope to bear watch or star gaze. Fabulous food, 99 brands of beer, 40 scotches.

Where: The Brew House

Great bar food and drinks, as well as a big screen TV – all the comforts of home minus the remote control. The bar staff also pump out classic rock and top 40 from the sound system.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

Down to earth pub but still in that Whistler style. Just a hop, skip and a jump from that brisk walk on the Valley Trail in Whistler Creekside.

Saturday, Dec. 29

LIVE & LOVING IT

Who: The Adam Woodall Band

Where: The Shack

Vancouverite Adam Woodall sings from Songs From My Parents House, an acoustic smooth jam.

Who: Leanne Lammoureux

Where: Crystal Lounge

See Friday’s listings.

What: Reggae Night

Where: Merlin’s

Club Shred holds its weekly celebration of Peter Tosh and company at Reggae Night, mon.

Who: Esq

Where: Millennium Place

See Friday’s listings.

Who: Gord Oliver

Where: Mallard Lounge

See Friday’s listings.

Who: Rob Thompson Duo

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

See Friday’s listings.

Who: Whole Damn County

Where: Moe Joe’s

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Larry

Where: Dusty’s

Tunes from Larry at the foot of the mountain. Come to the Creek!

Who: DJ Chris Viner

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Breaks and house from DJ Chris Viner this evening.

Who: Super Funk with DJ Keph

Where: Maxx Fish

Tracks from DJ Keph’s mixed bag of funky tricks.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

See Friday’s listings.

Who: DJ Stoli

Where: Garfinkel’s

Stoli mixes up your favourites for a Saturday night boogie or barfly mode.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Peace Frog spins. Check out the virtual ski machine.

Sunday, Dec. 30

ON THE MIC

Who: Tracey Bell

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co., 8:30 a.m.

Jump start your morning with a little coffee and a shot of Cher – or Tina Turner or Shania Twain. Tracey Bell has been travelling the province impersonating music divas for the past 12 years. She can change costumes faster than you can get your ski boots on. Come see what love’s got to do with it, before the ski day begins.

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: The Crystal Lounge

Song favourites from singer Suzanne Wilson.

Who: Mike Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

The big bang! Rock the night away with Sicoly in the Chateau Whistler’s posh living room.

Who: Whole Damn County

Where: The Shack

Come hear Whistler’s fave cover band, relax on a Sunday with a martini or tea at the Shack.

Who: Rob Thompson Duo

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Eric Lewis

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

From Eastern Bloc Records, DJ Eric Lewis is in from TO to spin progressive funky house.

What: Hip Hop Night

Where: Maxx Fish

Fresh and unique drum and bass sounds of Perfect Combo, with your host Matt the Alien.

Who: DJ R3

What: Gin ’n Juice night

Where: Garfinkel’s

It’s Sunday, come hear the grooves of DJ R3.

Who: DJ Def Star Dup

Where: Savage Beagle

Downtempo, hip hop and breaks.

Monday, Dec. 31

AULD LANG SYNE-ING IT

Who: Big Up

Where: Dusty’s

Local ska-reggae band Big Up know how to party. Lively up yourself this New Year’s at The Creek.

Who: Jazzberry Ram

What: Sexy Spy Seduction New Year’s Party

Where: Merlin’s

Quintessential funk quintet from Vancouver, Jazzberry Ram sing from their album, That Sound We Make , to help make those resolutions stick. See article.

Who: Wil Mimnaugh

Where: The Shack

Lightning strikes! Wil Mimnaugh performs his guitar magic tonight and for the rest of the year at the Shack.

Who: Solid Earth Band

Where: Boot Pub

Douglas Kerr and his band sing covers and originals from their album Mountain Sites tonight at the Boot’s stage. Beluga helps them ring in the new year. See article.

Who: The Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

From Bowen Island, former Paperboys fiddler Maurice Behm, Rob Thompson of the Rob Thomson duo, and Pete Sinclair team up to bring you 2002 reverie at the Gate.

Who: Angela Kelman

Where: Mallard Lounge

Farmer’s Daughter member and a member of the Peerless Music stable of artists, songstress Angela Kelman brings you smooth sounds on a wintry night at the Chateau Whistler’s lounge.

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: The Crystal Lounge

See Sunday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Laurent de St. Laurent and Kid Kio from Tokyo

What: Fight Club

Where: Garfinkel’s

Two DJ’s mix it up with their own special blend Monday at Garf’s.

Who: DJ Tony Tilt

Where: Moe Joe’s

Tony Tilt spins while you celebrate the New Year. Get out and dance!

Who: DJ Deebo

What: Magnum Opus

Where: Tommy Africa’s

A night of retro boogie, house and lots of fun. Special New Year’s Eve edition of Magnum Opus, with all the party trimmings.

Who: Matt the Alien, Kilo Cee, Spin Cat, Vinyl Ritchie

What: New Year’s Party

Where: Maxx Fish

Four turntables and one monster spin-fest. Matt the Alien takes on Kilo Cee in the preliminary bout. Then there’s DJ Spin Cat, a.k.a. Scott Arkwell, (voted best DJ by the Georgia Straight readers), and DJ Vinyl Ritchie in his big ass show, Shits and Giggles. The new year won’t be the same.

What: Drive

Where: Savage Beagle

DJ’s foxiozzi a.k.a. Lenni playing deep and funky house with Milton and guests.

Who: D.J. Peace Frog

What: The New Year’s Party

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Peace Frog blasts out the old and blows the doors off the new year with a selection of tunes for the times.

Tuesday, Jan. 1

IN THE FLESH

Who: Leanne & Kyla

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The dynamic duo bring you Celtic covers and other songs at the Gate tonight.

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: The Crystal Lounge

See Sunday’s listings.

What: Open Mic

Where: Amsterdam Pub Café

Randy, of Whistler Music, is the evening’s host. Tune up your guitars and come jam on Tuesday. Play live with Whistler’s best local musicians on the open stage.

What: Bad Breath Celebration

Where: Merlin’s

Come celebrate… again.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Disco Fever

Where: Moe Joe’s

Still dolling out wads of cash for velour collars and really bad belt buckles. Come on out!

Who: Jungle Soldier and Verbal Assassin

What: Phat Tuesdays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

The freshest, phattest Whistler vibe.

Who: DJ Miguel Sanchez

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ Sanchez gets the centre stage rockin’ and lips talking, tonight at Garf’s.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

The longest running hip-hop night in Whistler.

Who: Ghetto Boy

What: Cinema Tuesdays

Where: Maxx Fish

Kick it with the downtempo funk of Ghetto Boy, then groove to the house sounds of DJ Little T.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

ALIVE & KICKING

Who: Leanne & Kyla

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

See Tuesday’s listings.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Second Cup Café

Coffee house rock. Open floor for all musicians to croon ’til sunrise – well, at least ’til close. Whistler Music supplies the mic, bring your own instruments, enjoy an espresso.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Legend Ian Shaw

What: Rockin’ Rodeo

Where: Tommy Africa’s

A country hoe-down with country DJ legend Ian Shaw.

Strap on your spurs, polish your belt buckle and put on your best cowboy hat. Whistler’s only country night at the clubs – honky-tonk, rockabilly and a special guest appearance by the Naughty Cowgirls.

What: Vinyl Survivor

Where: Merlin’s

Come spin your finest, from amateurs to the professionals at Merlin’s.

Who: DJ Czech

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ Czech spins beats for you, apres-ski and into vinyl mode. Get down.

What: Spare Grooves Hip Hop Night

Where: Maxx Fish

Spare Grooves with Matt the Alien and Kilo Cee. Whistler’s premiere Hip Hop night. Two DJs, four turntables, unlimited energy!

What: Wiggle

Where: Savage Beagle

DJ Milton vs. Rabid; tonight they bring you tech house and tribal beats.

What: Dance night for all your local staffers

Where: Moe Joe’s

Cut loose and tie one on at this underground dance cave.

Who: DJ Diamond Doug

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

See Tuesday’s listings.

Thursday, Jan. 3

ACOUSTICALLY INCLINED

Who: Steve Wright

Where: Crystal Lounge

Songs from the performer Steve Wright. Warm up fireside.

Who: Ecclestons

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The Ecclestons play Celtic tunes at the old Irish pub.

What: Ladies’ Nite Fashion Show

Where: Merlin’s

Fashions are ready, models chosen, come cheer the boys on as they strut their stuff!

Who: Local jam night

Where: Boot Pub

There’s an open mic on stage. Come jam with musicians from around the valley with your best ditties on call.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Waxed

Where: Savage Beagle

DJ Kipp comes up the road with Seattle’s finest mix of hip hop and deep house.

Who: MC Velvet K

What: Disco Eruption

Where: Tommy Africa’s

The biggest disco night in Vancouver comes to Whistler. Afros, chains, tight pants and glitter. The go-go girls go crazy-crazy.

What: Locals’ Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Still the best locals’ night 10 years running. Come out for local drink specials. DJ Stoli with guest DJ Erin shake things up down below.

Who: Retro Funk 54

Where: Maxx Fish

DJs Keph and brokenarrow spin you through the brightly lit doors of the way back machines as they play all of your favourite back track tunes.

What: Ladies’ Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

All for the women… Ladies’ night looks good, smells good, it’s all good.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

See Saturday’s listings.

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