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Thursday,
April14
LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTs
Who: Toots & The Maytals
Jamaican dancehall legends. With Vancouver reggae-rockers Freeflow. Part of the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival DKNY Jeans outdoor concert series. 2:30-5:30 p.m. www.whistler2005.com.
where: Outdoor main stage - Skier’s Plaza
Who: Toots & The Maytals
Intimate evening gig following the outdoor show. Part of the TWSSF Kokanee Freeride nightclub concert series. Free admission. Limited space. Doors at 8 p.m. www.whistler2005.com.
Where: Moe Joe’s
Who: The Perishers
Swedish band with poetic lyrics and a spare, beautiful sound. DJ Rob Banks on the decks for après-ski. Dinnertime grooves with Dr. Sauce.
where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)
Who: Cameron Chu
Live jazz, soul and R&B with the house piano man and guests.
Where: Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar
Who: The Bowen Boys
Energetic faves and Celtic tradtional tunes with Bowen Island’s Rob Thompson and Moritz Behm on fiddle or Cam Salay on banjo. Après and evening sets.
Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub
Who: Gordo
Good time sing-a-long guitar tunes.
where: Crystal Lounge
What: Das Boot Ballet
This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Naked babes shakin’ it four nights a week.
Where: Boot Pub

CLUBS AND DJs
What: MSP’s The Best So Far
Matchstick Productions screening party for a compilation of the best segments from all their past ski movies.
where: Longhorn Saloon
Who: Buddha & Special K
Eclectic DJ duo spin for the launch of Caught On Canvas - a new art display in the Upper Vision Gallery.
where: BBK’s Pub
What: Party Beats
Funky house music with DJ Garth.
where: Tommy Africa’s
What: Locals Party
A Smirnoff Platinum event featuring Thursday night DJ Trix and guest hip-hop DJ Kidd.
Where: Garfinkel’s
What: Over-Flo Thursdays Hip-hop and top-40 with DJ Derek.

Friday,
April15

Live Music and Events
Who: Michael Franti & Spearhead
Activist MC and his conscious groove crew. worldbeat-hip-hop artist K’naan opens. Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival DKNY Jeans outdoor concert series. 2:30-5:30 p.m. www.whistler2005.com.
where: Outdoor main stage - Skier’s Plaza
Who: The Hairfarmers
Legendary local duo Guitar Doug and Grateful Greg rockin’ après-ski. Part of the TWSSF Kokanee Freeride music lineup. www.whistler2005.com.
Where: Dusty’s
What: EarthDay Awareness Concert
Music by Suzanne Wilson & Jason Bonnell. Facepainting and massages by donation to benefit Eco-Trust Canada, Environmental Defence Canada and Evergreen. Outdoor event. Noon-3 p.m.
Where: Farfalla Salon
Who: K’naan
Afro-worldbeat hip-hop artist from Toronto with live backup players. Part of the TWSSF Kokanee Freeride music lineup. Free admission. www.whistler2005.com.
Where: Crab Shack
What: Girlpowder Party
Festival bash by the online hub. Tunes by DJ Foxy Moron and bands Milka and Mudbath, plus Booty Call fashion show. Admission: $5 donation to Boarding For Breast Cancer. Doors at 9 p.m. whistler2005.com.
Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)
What: The Fire Ball Youth Party
Dance party for 13-18 year-olds with DJs and funky lounge decor. Alcohol-free event. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$18 available at the Whistler Youth Centre. 604-935-8187.
Where: Whistler Conference Centre
Who: Mike Zerebeski Band
Locals playing funk & jazz.
Where: Merlin’s
What: Das Boot Ballet
This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Naked babes shakin’ it four nights a week.
Where: Boot Pub
Who: Kettles On
High energy Celtic & Irish pub favourites. Après and evening sets.
Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub
Who: Cameron Chu
Live jazz, soul and R&B with the house piano man and guests.
Where: Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar
What: Rob Funk
Fridays Easy-going rock ’n’ roll and eccentric cover tunes.
Where: Black’s Pub
Who: Suzanne Wilson
Local gal with an acoustic guitar covering everything from 60s folk classics to modern rockers with the odd original thrown in for spice.
Where: Crystal Lounge
Who: Last Call
Jason Bonnell’s Friday night house band plays all your rock requests.
Where: Moe Joe’s
Wh0: Slow Nerve Action
Sexed up funk rock jams with the Whistler band.
Where: Pemberton Hotel
What: Open Mic Night
Acoustic open jam hosted by Still Smokin’ Lite starting at 9 p.m. Ph: 604-894-3340.
Where: Pemberton Trail Steakhouse
What: Jam Night
Organized open jazz jam 7-10 p.m. Call in advance: 604-894-1227.
Where: Big Smoke (Mount Currie)

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