It’s chocolate sauce time again with Heavy Hitting Films
organizers Feet Banks and Chili Thom putting out a submission call for the 5
annual Horror Film Festival Oct. 30 in
The festival showcases local independent B-grade horror short
films. Anything goes. Think zombies, monsters, aliens, murderers, gore, guts
and token nudity. Keep true to the genre that rose out of the 1950s with films
riddled in sinister mayhem and horror produced cheaply with plenty of creative zest.
Viewing musts include Devil Girl From Mars (1954) and Door to
Door Maniac (1961) to get you in the mood.
The only stipulations are that films must fall under 15 minutes
in length and music rights must be attained.
The showing, the night before Halloween, sells out every year
with more than 20 filmmakers showcasing their best use of chocolate sauce as
blood and whatever else they can pull out of their kitchen cupboards to make
Filmmakers must pre-register. Contact Banks at
for rules and
entry forms. The deadline for entries is Oct. 20. No late entries will be
accepted this year, so get filming.
Calling all Bratz
Adult artisans and artists showcase their talents annually at
Bizarre Bazaar, Whistler’s largest Christmas artisan show. However, there has
never been a venue for Whistler’s up and coming artistic zealots — until
Two Whistler moms Susan Shrimpton and Carmen Laslett saw a need
for kids to have a space to share their talents and launched Bratz Biz, a new
bazaar for young artisans, Dec. 16 at Whistler Secondary School.
Interested participants must present their art to a jury
Tuesday, Oct. 17 between 3:30 and 7 p.m. at the North Shore Credit Union Room
at Meadow Park Recreation Centre.
All entries must be designed and made by participants ages 19
years old or younger.
Applications are available on Whistler and Pemberton school
notice boards or by contacting
Successful applicants will be notified by Oct. 20.
A crystal symphony
Grateful Dead’s Truckin’ played on 30 crystal bowls — not
what you might expect from a musician who draws on Tibetan traditions to create
Deadhead David Hickey channels musical inspiration ranging from
the Grateful Dead and the Beatles to Tibetan ritual songs for his concert
Crystal Journey Friday, Oct. 29 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Brew Creek Lodge.
The musician is currently traveling across Canada with his
unusual orchestra of 30 quartz crystal bowls. Each bares a different size and
thickness, offering a myriad of tones produced by different mallets. Rubber,
gong or suede mallets are used to either strike the bowls or stroke the rim in
long circles to produce other-world sounds.
The ringing tones produce a meditative and healing state.
Hickey also uses his concerts to raise awareness about the suppression of
Himalayan spiritual traditions by Chinese rule.
Artist Eden Martin joins the concert. She paints live,
capturing the crystal sound on canvas for both a visual and audio experience.
Tickets are $26 and available at the Herbal Emporium or at the
door. Floor seating, so bringing a blanket or pillow is recommended.
Ramping up skateboarding awareness in Whistler
The Whistler Skateboard Association is preparing for a
street-style rail, stair fundraiser/competition in the heart of Whistler
Village Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Longhorn Saloon.
The non-profit association champions skateboard-related issues
in Whistler, particularly the underground skateboard park in Creekside.
The fundraising event includes a public free-for-all from 5 to
7 p.m. with skaters invited to perform tricks on obstacles and down the stairs
constructed on the Saloon’s outdoor patio. The official competition begins at 7
p.m. with competitors competing for cash and prizes, including the top $200
prize for the best trick on rail, ledge and stairs. There will also be plenty
of giveaways for the crowd.
A premier of a locally produced skateboard film, The Peanut
Gallery, will follow with skateboarding revelers partying late into the night
with live music.
The event moves forward rain or shine with tents ready and
Competitors must pre-register by contacting Lenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-698-1514.