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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)

CLUBS AND DJs
Who: Vinyl Ritchie
DJ wizard spins his cool rock-riffed mash ups for the Freeskier Party. Part of the TWSSF Kokanee Freeride music lineup. Free admission. www.whistler2005.com.
Where: Longhorn Saloon
Who: DJ Mark Oliver
Superstar Toronto house music DJ plays an intimate Smirnoff Club Event with opener Al Churchill.
where: Tommy Africa’s
What: Jump Off Fridays
New weekly night has DJ Kemo from the Rascalz spinning hip-hop classics, funk, reggae, breaks, & salsa.
where: Savage Beagle
Who: DJ PhD & Groundwerk
Garf’s Friday night resident is joined by the urban music collective from Montreal feat. DJ Grandtheft. VIP treatment for gals.
Where: Garfinkel’s
What: Freeforall Fridays
Creekside club night with DJ Buddha at the decks.
where: Dusty’s
Who: DJ Peacefrog
Mainstream dance tunes to get the weekend in motion.
Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Saturday,
April16

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS
Who: Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra
Classical favourites by gifted youngsters under open skies at noon. A Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival Event. www.whistler2005.com.
where: Outdoor main stage - Skier’s Plaza
Who: Hedley
Rockers from the Lower Mainland fronted by wild young Canadian Idol finalist Jacob Hoggard. On stage at 3 p.m. Part of the TWSSF DKNY Jeans Outdoor Concert Series. 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: Citta’s
What: Battle of the Beats
Outdoor street party with DJs Mat the Alien, Vinyl Ritchie, D.R. One & Grandtheft plus Moka Only & Prevail of Swollen Members, go-go gals, Capoeira dancers, breakdancers, firespinners and other performance art. 8:30-10 p.m. Part of the TWSSF DKNY Jeans Outdoor Concert Series. www.whistler2005.com.
Where: Outdoor main stage - Skier’s Plaza
What: The Smirnoff Experience
International party series feat. DJs Josh Wink, Hipp-E, East Coast Boogiemen, Ali B and Czech. 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. TWSSF event. ww.whistler2005.com.
Where: Whistler Conference Centre
Who: The Hairfarmers
Legendary local duo Guitar Doug & Grateful Greg rockin’ it out for Saturday Night Live.
Where: Dusty’s
Who: Kettles On
High energy Celtic & Irish pub favourites. Après and evening sets.
Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub
Who: Jason Bonnell
Acoustic solo set with the Last Call frontman.
Where: Crab Shack
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: Cameron Chu
Live jazz, soul and R&B with the house piano man and guests.
Where: Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar
What: Noon Tunes
Rob Funk, KostaMan and guests play for the coffee crowd.
Where: Second Cup
Wh0: Slow Nerve Action
Sexed up funk rock jams with the Whistler band.
Where: Pemberton Hotel

CLUBS AND DJs
What: Ryder Eyewear Party
Where: Merlin’s
What: Lounge Lizard Saturdays
Downtempo beats and cheap martinis.
Where: Black’s Pub
What: ’90s Night Dance Party
All your favourite dance hits from the 90s with DJ Trix. Doors at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Tommy Africa’s
Who: K’naan
Afro-world beat MC with live backup musicians. Après-ski beats with DJ Rob Banks.
Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)
What: Climax Saturdays
Bangin’ club tunes at the peak of the weekend.
Where: Down Under
Who: DJ Kato Kung-faux kickin’ tunes.
Where: Moe Joe’s
What: The Big Party feat. the Hot Rod
Annual Nordica industry party hosted by Diamond Doug with tunes by DJ Rob Banks.
Where: Garfinkel’s
Who: DJ Peacefrog
A mainstream mix of tunes that gets the dance floor going.
Where: Buffalo Bill’s
Who: DJ Derek
Hip-hop and top-40.
where: Savage Beagle

Sunday,
April17

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS
Who: Xavier Rudd
Acoustic beach grooves with the popular Aussie didj player. Locals opening: Kostaman, Slow Nerve Action, and Tuned Women Suzanne Wilson, Kristen Cudmore and Don’t Date The Muse. TWSSF 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’ an endless après set. Part of the TWSSF Kokanee Freeride music lineup. www.whistler2005.com.
Where: Merlin’s
What: Glow Me
The official World Ski & Snowboard Festival closing party. Neon craziness from the creative minds of AMProductions. Tickets: $15. Ph: 604-905-2220. www.whistler2005.com.
Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)
What: The Punk Night
Whistler’s ultimate anti-club night presents punk bands The Full Blast, Stutterfly and Lights Below. Ph: 604-932-3338.
Where: Boot Pub
Who: Dana Johnson
Laidback tunes with guests Wes Makepeace & Jay Greenway.
Where: Tapley’s Pub
Who: Kettles On
High energy Celtic & Irish pub favourites. Après-ski 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
Who: Guitar Doug
Acoustic good time rock ’n’ roll with the local legend.
Where: Crab Shack
What: Open Mic Night
Step up and show ’em what you’ve got.
Where: Crystal Lounge
What: Noon Tunes
Rob Funk, KostaMan and guests play for the coffee crowd.
Where: Second Cup

CLUBS AND DJs
What: World DMC Eliminations
Sunday Night Bounce presents the regional eliminations for the 2005 World DMC DJ Championships. Hosted by Mat the Alien and Degree One with MCs Subliminal JC and Ty C and DJs Grandtheft and D.R. One. Ph: 604-761-0110.
Where: Garfinkel’s
What: Soul Kitchen
At the tables this week: Canadian house music DJ Luke McKeehan. Doors at 9:30 p.m. The granddaddy of Whistler club nights at 13 years and counting.
Where: Tommy Africa’s
What: Oakley Pro Skier Party
Prepare for post World Skiing Invitational craziness.
Where: Longhorn Saloon

Monday,
April18

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS
What: Turtleneck, Mustache & Ski Bunny Party
Imagine Magnum P.I. set in Aspen instead of Hawaii and you’ve got the look. Ph: 604-932-6613.
Where: Buffalo Bill’s
Who: Rastaboyz
Hip-hop/reggae band from Vancouver.
Where: Boot Pub
Who: Quilligans Quake
Rollicking pub music with John Bottomley and fiddler Moritz Behm.
Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub
What: Reggae Night
Live reggae grooves with locals Kostaman & the Mighty Backhoes.
Where: Moe Joe’s
Who: Cameron Chu
Live jazz, soul and R&B with the house piano man and guests.
Where: Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar
What: Karaoke Night
Take the mic and let yourself go-‘I Will Survive’ won’t sing itself.
Where: Crystal Lounge

CLUBS AND DJs
What: ’80s Night
’80s retro tracks with DJ Ryder all night long. Doors at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Tommy Africa’s

Tuesday,
April19

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTs
Who: Cameron Chu
Live jazz, soul and R&B with the house piano man and guests.
Where: Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar
What: Open Mic Night
Grab your guitar and give it a go or settle in with a pint and let other locals surprise you.
Where: Black’s Pub
Who: Quilligans Quake
Rollicking pub music with John Bottomley and fiddler Moritz Behm.
Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub
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: Foundation
JnB Productions and Dirty Beats Records club night. This week: resident roundup with Jungle Souldier and the rest of the camp. Ph: 604-935-3135.
Where: Garfinkel’s
What: The Bassment
Hip-hop night with DJ Seanski. Old school, new school, funk & soul.
Where: Moe Joe’s
Who: DJs Skinny & Strokker
Laying down the law with sick tracks all night.
Where: Down Under
What: Locals Night
Hip-hop & dancehall tracks with DJ Tanner and DJ Arems.
Where: Savage Beagle
What: 90s Night
Dance hits from yester-decade with DJ Trix.
Where: Tommy Africa’s

Wednesday,
April20

Live Music And EvENTS
What: 4-20 Party
4th Annual event featuring DJ Phroh, and MC Jigalo and MC Nobody Really. Doors at 9 p.m.
Where: Dusty’s
Who: Quilligans Quake
Rollicking pub music with John Bottomley and fiddler Moritz Behm.
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: 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
Who: Dr. Sauce
Spicy house grooves.
Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)
Who: Mat the Alien
Whistler’s favourite DJ mixes up hip-hop, funk, breaks, dancehall and drum ’n’ bass.
Where: Moe Joe’s
What: Industry Night
Industry deals and a rockin’ locals scene. Tunes by DJ Peacefrog. You never know what you’re gonna get!
Where: Buffalo Bill’s
Who: DJ Lon
House and breaks rockin’ the Beagle basement.
Where: Savage Beagle
Who: DJ Buddha
Slow Nerve Action’s DJ mixes it up for Wet Wednesdays.
Where: Down Under

 
Thursday,
April21

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTs
Who: Cameron Chu
Live jazz, soul and R&B with the house piano man and guests.
Where: Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar
Who: Quilligans Quake
Rollicking pub music with John Bottomley and fiddler Moritz Behm.
Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub
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: Cowgirls Inc.
The honky-tonk hotties have a new night. Rock and country tunes, line dancing and Coyote Ugly-style antics. Yee-ha!
Where: Moe Joe’s
What: Party Beats
Funky house music with DJ Little Al. Doors at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Tommy Africa’s
What: Locals Night
Popular party night around these parts with DJ Trix.
Where: Garfinkel’s
What: Over-Flo Thursdays
Hip-hop and top-40 with DJ Derek.
Where: Savage

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