Theres not much for free in this world but with the Celebration 2010 showcase well under way theres lots of juicy offerings of entertainment, education, food and wine to enjoy for next to nothing.
But wait! Theres a catch. As long as you realize what all this is for, youre welcome to attend.
Celebration 2010 is a province-wide initiative supporting both the Vancouver 2010 bid and British Columbia arts and culture, through previewing the artistic and cultural diversity fostered by the cultural Olympiad. Its a chance for local groups to show the world what theyre made of because after all, the Games arent just about sports you know. One of the four official pillars of the Olympic Games movement is culture. So lets get amongst it.
Heres a look at whats on this week:
Friday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m. at MY Place
Whistler Arts Council presents The bluehouse, an Australian all-female acoustic folk group mixing drop-dead gorgeous harmonies with wickedly mouthy humour. The talented Whistler Singers open. Ph: 604-935-8418
Saturday, Feb. 22, 12 5 p.m. in the Village Square
A sneak preview of Cornucopia Whistler's Food & Wine Celebration. Outdoor icewine tasting, Grapes at Minus 8 Degrees, flamenco sounds and an ice sculptor showcase. Tickets are $5 on-site.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at MY Place
Whistler Museum & Archives Society presents The Heritage of Our Town: Olympic Experiences, an evening with past Olympians from the Whistler area to talk about their Olympic experiences. Admission is free.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. for tots and 11 a.m. for 4/5 year olds at MY Place
Whistler Public Library presents "Dance a story, dance a song, skip, twirl, dance along." A workshop for children with Mary Elizabeth Manley, associate professor of dance at York University. Ph: 604-932-5564
Sunday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. meet at MY Place
Whistler Arts Council presents the Whistler Art Tour, a free guided tour of Whistler's Art Galleries & Public Art. Ph: 604-935-8419
Sunday, Feb. 23, 1-3 p.m. in the Westin Resort & Spa
Day 2 of the Cornucopia preview with Guilty Pleasures of the Canadian Palate. Tickets are $24.95 Ph: 604.938.2769
Sunday, Feb. 23 & Monday, Feb. 24, 9 p.m. at Uli's Flipside in Creekside
The Whistler Writers Group, and some famous colleagues from
Vancouver, present Literary Leanings A festival of literature, food & drink.
Sunday, Feb. 23, 6: 30 p.m. at the base of Whistler Mountain