Special Events 

Feakeasy Speakeasy, Auntie Em's, Tuesday

What: LUNA - JAPANESE MOVIE Spirited Away is the highest grossing film in Japanese history. Tickets $5, $3 with LUNA card.

When: Thursday April 13, 7 p.m.

Where: Rainbow Theatre

What: EASTER CHURCH SERVICES To find out more about Easter services in Whistler turn to page 50, under religion or call the churches directly.

When: Easter weekend

Where: Around Whistler

What: 2006 TELUS WORLD SKI AND SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL The last major event of the 2005-’06 season gets underway this week. Check out the extensive coverage of events in the Pique’s entertainment pages

When: April 14-23

Where: Throughout Whistler

What: MARTINI RETRO NIGHT WHOOSSH - Vancouver’s gay and lesbian snowboard club - is hosting a martini retro night, a fundraiser for the Whistler SAFE clinic. Tickets are $7 at the door. Prizes for best retro costumes.

When: Saturday April 15, 8 p.m. til midnight

Where: South Side Diner

What: Three tenors All welcome to hear music for Easter and songs for spring with three BC tenors in Whistler – Philip Grant, Ken Lavigne and Frederik Robert. Tickets are $5/$15.

When: Sunday April 16, 2:30-4 p.m.

Where: Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church

What: Words and Stories ‘A Half-Century of Mountain Storytelling’ represents this year’s Words & Stories. The 2006 presenters include Jeff Holden, Ivan E. Coyote, Ace McKay Smith, Jim McConkey and Stephen Vogler. Tickets are $10. Call 604-935-8410.

When: Monday April 17, 8 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: LUNA - FREAKEASY SPEAKEASY Late night café featuring music from local musicians and DJs with open mic and lots of encouragement. $2 entry, free with LUNA card.

When: Tuesday April 18, 8 p.m. to midnight

Where: Auntie Em’s Café

What: RETIREMENT PARTY FOR LIBRARIAN JOAN RICHOZ After 20 years as Whistler’s Library Director Joan Richoz is retiring. Join in as the community commemorates her time at the library. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door as well as the library and Roger’s Chocolates.

When: Thursday April 20, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Four Seasons Resort Ballroom

What: ETHICS AND BULLYING Renowned parenting author Barbara Coloroso will offer various parenting issues and strategies during her talk on ethics and bullying. This is a free event.

When: Thursday April 20, 7 p.m.

Where: Whistler Secondary School

What: INTRO TO HOCKEY Never played hockey before? No worries. Get schooled on the basic rules, get skates, have a warmup and then the puck drops. Wear your snow gear with helmets. $5 entry, $3 with LUNA card.

When: Thursday April 20, 9:30 p.m.

Where: Meadow Park Sports Centre

What: VOLLIES NEEDED Lend a hand selling beer tickets, T-shirts, 50/50 tickets and more at the Boot Pub Soul Shakedown. Contact snowpig@telus.net or call 604-932-0950.

When: Saturday April 29, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: The Boot Pub

MEETINGS

What: CHAMBER LUNCHEON Mayor Ken Melamed will speak about his experience at the Torino Olympics and Paralympics and highlight some of the lessons learned from the trip. Tickets are $22. Sign up at www.whistlerchamber.com

When: Wednesday April 19, 11:45 a.m.

Where: Westin Resort & Spa

What: CANOE ASSOCIATION AGM The Pemberton Canoe Association is holding its Annual General Meeting. All welcome to attend.

When: Thursday April 20, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Community Centre

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