SUMMERTIME STREET ENTERTAINMENT
As the hot days of summer turn into the cooler days of autumn, we sadly must say goodbye to summertime street performers. This weekend is the last chance to catch some of the coolest street entertainment this side of Kalamazoo. Make sure to stroll through the Village Common, Town Plaza, Village Square, Mountain Square, and the Marketplace and check out the Colossal Canadian Couple. At nine feet tall and five feet wide their silly antics make them a crowd favourite wherever they go. Also appearing is juggler/performer extraordinaire Mike Battie, and Rainbow the Clown, who will delight kids of all ages with magic, comedy, balloons and good old clowning around. See www.mywhistler.com for a full schedule of appearances. And dont forget the Farmers Market in the Upper Village every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 29
LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS
Who: Gord Downie
The Tragically Hips frontman goes solo for this special tour with his other band The Country of Miracles. Alt-country rock risers The Cash Brothers open. Show starts 9 p.m. See story.
Local guitar rockers work hard and play even harder. With DJ Rosco to open and close. Doors at 9 p.m.
Who: Guitar Doug
The daddy-o of the patio returns for another fantastic sunny afternoon of debauchery and chaos.
Who: Bowen Boys
Where: Dubh Linn Gate
Fiddle-driven Celtic, Irish and easy rock from these legendary performers.
Who: Murphys Lagh
Where: Crab Shack
High energy Celtic, Irish and light rock from this guitar and fiddle duo.
Who: Mike Weterings
Where: Crystal Lounge
World-beat inspired rock grooves.
Who: Cameron Chu
Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar
Old school jazz and R&B tributes with Chu and his piano.
Who: Papa Woody
Where: Pemberton Hotel
CLUBS AND DJS
What: Free Fall Friday
Where: Maxx Fish
Fridays are made for spinning with hip hop, R&B and Top 40 classics from DJ Dizzy.
What: Flavour Fridays
Where: Tommy Africas
All your favourite hits from hip hop, R&B and Top 40 with DJ Rob Banks.
Who: DJ Peace Frog
Where: Buffalo Bills
Its the right night to get out and shake it at this Friday night frenzy.
Who: DJ R3