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DJ Tone, painting the town red, arts room open, short scripts competition

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Whistler’s DJ ? Tone of The Solartribe took third place in BijouBreaks Breakthru’s second annual International DJ Competition this month. Despite sending the wrong mix to the competition (Tone said he sent an inferior mix by accident), the local turntablist — famous for his broken beats and dirty bass lines at the legendary Full Moon Parties — put Canada on the map. The U.S. took first and Great Britain came in second. Check out Tone’s work with free downloads at myspace.cm/thesolartribe.

Painting the town red

More than 20 volunteers picked up paintbrushes to give the Pemberton Dyking District office and garage a red-paint makeover last weekend in Pemberton. The Pemberton Arts Council led the facelift; the buildings will become a local artist hangout called The Arts Garage where arts council events, shows and gallery exhibits will take place. A significant amount of fundraising first needs to take place before buildings can be brought up to municipal standards. In the meantime, the red buildings will provide public profile and presence for the arts council with artwork displayed billboard-style on the exterior walls.

Get your creative juices spinning at the Tuesday-evening drop-in artist night between 6:15 and 9:15 p.m. from Oct. 3 to Dec. 12 at The Art Room at Whistler Secondary School.

The no-instruction, free-flowing forum includes a pottery lab and wheels. However, the evening doesn’t limit artists to slabs of clay: screen-printing, painting and drawing are a few of the other activities the walk-in art space provides.

Artists are invited to bring their own tools of the trade along with a healthy creative curiosity.

The social environment is never short on inspiration, tips from neighbouring painters or drawers, feedback on ideas and at its most basic level space to store large canvases or spaces.

Pre-register for the winter art room season for $8.50 per visit. Otherwise, the drop-in fee is $10.

The drop-in night is available to locals and tourists alike. For more information, call 604-902-7529.

Multi-cultural scriptwriter call

Filmmakers of aboriginal descent or of a visible minority are invited to submit a script for the third annual Short Scripts Competition presented by Citytv as part of the Whistler Film Festival.

“We are excited to offer the Short Scripts competition as it provides a great opportunity for filmmakers to develop their skills, contacts and projects,” said Bill Evans, festival program director, in a release.

The submission deadline is Friday, Oct. 20.

Participants will submit an eight-minute short film script based on the theme of innovation.

A jury will select three semi-finalists to participate in a two-minute pitch session. The three works will then be read live by professional actors at the festival’s Filmmaker Forum.

Following the readings, judges will share their analysis of the presented scripts. One project will be awarded a $5,000 development prize from Citytv and the Cinecity Initiative.

The winner will be announced at the festival’s awards brunch Dec. 3.

For application forms and guidelines, visit www.whistlerfilmfestival.com.

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