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Pique to Valley Listings Feb. 27-March 4.

Friday, Feb. 27

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Tuned Women

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

A showcase of vibrant original music composed and performed by a crew of local women – everything from jazz to folk to blues to rock. Show starts 8 p.m. Tickets $12 - $16. Ph: 604-935-8410.

What: Punk Payday

Where: Dusty’s

Party in the Creek with acoustic tunes by Cowboy Rob, hardcore craziness from punk rock heros Truth Be Told, and hip-hop, metal and everything in between from DJs Tone and buddha.

Who: The Mercenary Jazz Ensemble

Where: Tapley’s Pub

Jazz musicians from Vancouver and Whistler play in the pub from 7 to 11 p.m.

Who: The Hairfarmers

Where: Merlin’s

If there’s a ski bum heaven Guitar Doug and Grateful Greg are the choir. Acoustic versions of everything from Johnny Cash to Bob Marley to Zeppelin at après, then they’re back later on to finish the night off right.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers. In the lounge for après and back again at 10 p.m.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and special guest Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

Who: Mike Weterings

Where: Crystal Lounge

Acoustic rock inspired by African world beat music.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

High energy Celtic, Irish and easy rock tunes from the guitar and fiddle duo. Music worth a toast of your pint.

Who: WDC

Where: Moe Joe’s

Rock covers by Moe Joe’s regulars.

What: Rob Funk Fridays

Where: Black’s Pub

Easy-going rock tunes with the local singer/guitarist.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Buck-naked babes lose the tutus and flaunt their flexibility. Bring tips.

Who: Papa Woody

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

R&B, soul, hip-hop and reggae grooves at après. 3-7 p.m.

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

Hip-hop, Top 40 and dance tracks all night long.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream dance floor faves to kick off another crazy weekend.

What: Flavour Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Hip-hop and R&B hits from DJ Rob Banks. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Free cover until 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Dropping the best Top 40 hip-hop and R&B in the red lounge and down below. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Maxx Fish

Top 40 dance tunes.

Saturday, Feb. 28

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Clumsy Lovers

Where: Boot Pub

Raging Celtic-bluegrass rock from the Vancouver five-piece band. Tickets $10, available at the Boot Pub or TicketMaster. Ph: 604-932-3338, www.upstreamentertainment.com.

Who: Whistler Dance Theatre

What: Blue Earth

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

Contemporary dance integrated with photography and multimedia visuals based on a concept of earth, air, water and fire. Part of Celebration 2010 Whistler Arts Showcase. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlerartscouncil.com.

Who: Mike Weterings

Where: Crystal Lounge

Acoustic rock inspired by African world beat music.

Who: The Hairfarmers Band

What: Saturday Night Live.

Where: Dusty’s

Local legends Guitar Doug, Grateful Greg and guests play acoustic versions of everything and anything.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers. In the lounge for après and back again at 10 p.m.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

High energy Celtic, Irish and easy rock tunes from the guitar and fiddle duo. Music worth a toast of your pint.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and special guest Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

Who: Cease & Desist

Where: Monk’s Grill

Classic rock at the hillside grill in the Blackcomb Benchlands. 2:30—5:30 p.m.

Who: Mother Superior & The Rhythm Method

Where: Blends

Live acoustic café jazz from 3 to 4 p.m.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Guitar tunes on weekend afternoons for those who want to sit and sip their coffee.

Who: Papa Woody

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

R&B, soul, hip-hop and reggae grooves at après. 3-7 p.m

Who: DJ Milton

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Upbeat house tracks in the hillside lounge.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Pop, rock and dance tunes that get ’em dancing on the pool table.

What: 2 Kinky

Where: Crab Shack

DJs Loki and Topcat start the evening off with chill beats at dinnertime, then turn it up for the late night lounge partiers.

Who: DJ Buddha

Where: Merlin’s

Buddha is one with everything from Top 40 to hip-hop to reggae, at après and back again in the evening.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

A mix of hip-hop, R&B & Top 40 dance tunes for chilling in the upstairs lounge or getting down in the bass-ment. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garfinkel’s

Garf’s Gone Wild — Top 40 dance tunes and hip-hop grooves.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream tunes get the dance floor rockin’.

What: Goodtimes with DJ Trix

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Trix is for kids that know how to shake it on the dance floor. Top 40, hip-hop and funky house tracks. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Free cover until 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Skinny

Where: Maxx Fish

Top 40 dance tunes.

LOUNGES, PUBS AND PATIOS

Where: Longhorn Saloon

The prime-positioned bar and patio right is internationally renowned as an après spot.

Where: Mallard Lounge, Fairmont Chateau Whistler

A classic bar for the premium scotch-on-the-rocks set.

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

A high-ceilinged room on top of the Whistler Village Gondola station with a sunny deck for checking out hillside action.

Where: Casa Tapas and Wine Bar

The jazzy lounge bar welcomes the funky set that want a relaxed yet more sophisticated night out.

Where: Citta

Citta’s has nice long windows and a big deck in the Village Square making it the ideal place to meet or watch the world go by. Voted Best Local Hangout in the Pique’s 2003 Best of Whistler poll.

Where: The BrewHouse

Kick back with a locally brewed beer and play a game of pool or two in the casual atmosphere by the creek.

Where: Amsterdam Pub & Café

Right in the heart of Whistler Village. Cool tunes, funky design and a great heated patio perfect for people-watching.

Where: Black’s Pub

A cozy spot overlooking the plaza by the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas.

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

The game’s always on the big screen TV, plus keno, darts and some of the best value pub food in Whistler.

Where: BBK’s Pub

A small, friendly spot in the heart of Blackcomb Village with bartenders who know their wines and a unique photo gallery.

Where: Merlin’s

The popular spot at the base of Blackcomb serves up gigantic platters of nachos. Open seven days a week for après and beyond.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

In old Creekside, enjoy a true Whistler original with an excellent patio for watching the sun set.

Where: Dusty’s

A big room with a fantastic fireplace – the place to be for Creekside après.

Sunday, Feb. 29

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Obie Trice

Where: Garfinkel’s

Rap superstar/Eminem protégé hits Whistler. Opening sets by Rochester a.k.a. Juice and local hip-hop DJs Rosco and R3. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 - $40. SOLD OUT. Ph: 604-932-2323.

What: Oscar Viewing Gala Party

Where: Classic Café — Village 8 Cinema

Come together with fellow film buffs to watch the 76 th Annual Academy Awards. Pick The Winner contest with $2,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. Doors at 4:30 p.m., live telecast starts at 5 p.m. Ph: 604-932-5815, www.village8.ca.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

High energy Celtic, Irish and easy rock tunes from the guitar and fiddle duo. Music worth a toast of your pint.

Who: Mother Superior & The Rhythm Method

Where: Blends

Live acoustic café jazz from 3 to 4 p.m.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Chill guitar tunes on weekend afternoons for those who want to sit and sip their coffee.

Who: The Johnsons

What: The Punk Night

Where: Boot Pub

Some good ol’ Edmonton skatepunks come through for Whistler’s infamous anti-club night. Ph: 604-932-3338.

Who: WDC

Where: Crab Shack

High-energy classic rock, metal and pop-punk covers.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and special guest Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

What: Open Mic night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Humble shower singers and basement guitar gods take the stage for a casual evening of untapped talent.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Mallard Lounge

Funk tickles the ivories, sings and plays guitar at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler lounge for après and again in the evening from 10 p.m. to midnight.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Kio-san

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Upbeat lounge grooves for the après crowd from 3 to 7 p.m.

Who: DJ Buddha

Where: Merlin’s

An après set of everything from Top 40, to hip-hop, to reggae, to rock.

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

The Kitchen’s special this week is Vancouver DJ Heebegeebe, throwing down funky house and breaks tracks for the leap year. The granddaddy of Whistler club nights at 11 years and counting. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

Who: DJ NT

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

It’s Saturday night all over again! Supercharged mainstream dance faves to keep the weekend alive.

Who: DJ Rosco

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop and R&B from Montreal’s finest. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Who: DJ DOD

Where: Moe Joe’s

Old skool classic rock all night long.

Monday, March 1

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Puppy Love Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction

Where: Moe Joe’s

A benefit for animal shelter Whistler Animals Galore (WAG). Bid for a night out with a groovy local guy or gal. Successful bidders get the chance to win dinner/adventure date packages. Doors at 8 p.m. Auction at 9 p.m. Entry with donation to WAG. Ph: 604-905-7750.

Who: The Crowley Band

Where: Boot Pub

Monday Madness features the local metal maniacs playing Priest, Sabbath, Maiden, Danzig and head-banging originals. Ph: 604-932-3338.

What: Rockstar Night

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Got a rock ’n’ roll fantasy? Pete and the boys from Leth Dodis rock the house all night and if you’re ready, willing and able they’ll let you sing.

Who: Bally Oak

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The high-spirited guitar and fiddle duo cover all the Irish classics. Music worth a toast of your pint.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Come by in the evening and belt out a rocker to celebrate making it through another crazy weekend.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu sets the mood with lots of soul and R&B and jazzy lounge favourites.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Dusty’s

Open stage opportunity for aspiring rockers hosted by Creekside Phil and Grateful Greg – locals with a show or two under their belts. All skill levels welcome.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Mallard Lounge

Funk tickles the ivories, sings and plays guitar for après, then comes back from 10 p.m. to midnight.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Aspiring musicians get their chance in the spotlight. If that ain’t your thing come by at 8 p.m. and register for the weekly fooz ball competition.

What: Jam Night

Where: Second Cup

Bring an instrument and join local musician Rob Funk for an open coffee shop jam starting at 7 p.m.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

R&B, soul, hip-hop and reggae for après. 3-7 p.m.

Who: DJ Ali

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Deep house grooves in the hillside lounge.

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop tunes for a full house. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

What: ’80s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Ryder rocks out retro-style for the packed dance floor. Doors at 9 p.m. Free cover for the first 50 people and VIP line treatment for ’80s outfits!

Who: DJ Skinny

Where: Maxx Fish

Top 40 dance tunes.

Tuesday, March 2

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Slow Nerve Action

Where: Maxx Fish

Local funkmasters rock the Fish.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Check out some new talent in a friendly pub atmosphere. Might even be time to dust off that old guitar.

What: Miss Moe Joe’s Pageant

Where: Moe Joe’s

Local lovelies compete for $1,000 cash and the coveted title of Miss Moe Joe’s. Contest will be more than just a "skin to win". Show up by 8:30 to enter. Ph: 604-935-1152.

Who: Carlos Robinson

Where: Crab Shack

’Shack Unplugged — acoustic tunes.

Who: Bally Oak

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The high-spirited guitar and fiddle duo cover all the Irish classics. Music worth a toast of your pint.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu sets the mood with lots of soul and R&B and jazzy lounge favourites.

Who: Leanne Lamour

Where: BBK’s Pub

Local gal strums an après set of bluesy-folksy originals laced with harmonica and Irish tin whistle in the cozy Benchlands pub. 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Mallard Lounge

Funk tickles the ivories, sings and plays guitar at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler lounge for après and again in the evening from 10 p.m. to midnight.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Buck-naked babes lose the tutus and shake their booty for the boys. Bring tips.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Freaky Flow

What: Jungle ’n’ Breaks Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Toronto drum ’n’ bass master Freaky Flow joins JnB resident DJs Jungle Souldier and Plastic Surgeon for a night of deep down and dirty basslines and beats.

Who: DJ Ace

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Whistler’s favourite go-go dancer gets behind the decks and spins an eclectic yard sale of whatever she feels like, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Who: DJ Kori K

Where: Merlin’s

Local boy lays down funky house tracks at après.

What: ’90s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Daddy Trix spins all the best club tracks from the last decade. Free cover. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

Long-running old and new skool hip-hop night. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 3

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Acoustic Chaos

Where: Crab Shack

Raw acoustic punk jam from The Cobalt in Vancouver featuring Blackie LeBlanc & Kytami, Fat Joe Satan, Johnny Sizzle, Dentor and the ’Shack’s Wednesday night regular Wes Makepeace. Show starts 10 p.m.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers. In the lounge for après and back again at 10 p.m.

What: Whistler Idol Karaoke

Where: Merlin’s

A night of liquid courage-fueled singing insanity. 7-11 p.m.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and special guest Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

Who: Bally Oak

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The high-spirited guitar and fiddle duo cover all the Irish classics. Music worth a toast of your pint.

Who: James Rogers

Where: Moe Joe’s

Rockin’ blues from the Vancouver master guitarist and his band.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Buck-naked babes lose the tutus and shake their booty for the boys. Bring tips.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Milton

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

An après set of chill-out lounge tracks from Whistler’s favourite DJ from 3 to 7 p.m.

What: Cash Wednesdays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJs Gary Moore and Caspar throw down funky house and breaks. $100 cash draw at 1 a.m. and the chance to win a $2,000 grand prize in April. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

What: Don’t Blame Us, Blame...Garfinkel’s!

Where: Garfinkel’s

This week’s theme: The Wacky Wig Party. Prizes for the most hair-raising headgear and house tunes by DJ Milton. Ph: 604-932-2323.

Who: DJ Phroh

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Dancehall reggae and deep bass grooves in the hillside lounge.

Who: DJ Rosco

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop and R&B from Montreal’s finest. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

What: The Chai Sessions

Where: Second Cup

DJs buddha and A2K spin mellow beats in the coffee shop.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream dance floor faves for a midweek party night.

Who: DJ Skinny

Where: Maxx Fish

Top 40 dance tunes.

Thursday, March 4

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Maxine & Blare’s High School Reunion

Where: Uli’s Flipside

A night of interactive dinner theatre where guests become part of the Whistler Alpine High class of ’84’s high school reunion. Tickets $39. Show starts 7 p.m. Ph: 604-935-1107.

What: LUNA Triple Threat

Where: Spruce Grove Fieldhouse

The first of a weekly series of alcohol-free evening events designed as an alternative to the bar scene. Triple Threat features a combination of yoga, martial arts and breakdancing set to hip-hop and breakbeat tracks by DJ Frank Spinatra. Loose-fitting clothes required. 9 p.m. (sharp) — 1 a.m. Tickets $2 at the door.

Who: Duran Duran Duran

Where: Crab Shack

Acoustic funk jams with Benson, Chris and Josh from Slow Nerve Action.

What: The Jam Night

Where: Boot Pub

Open mic and instrumental jam night with house jam band Cold Snap. Plus, a $100 pool tourney, darts and a no techno or R&B guarantee.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and special guest Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

Who: Bally Oak

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The high-spirited guitar and fiddle duo cover all the Irish classics. Music worth a toast of your pint.

Who: Leth Dodis

Where: Moe Joe’s

Rock out with members of local band WDC.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers. In the lounge for après and back again at 10 p.m.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Hip-hop Thursdays in the Lounge

Where: Crystal Lounge

Local boy DJ Dakota spins chill hip-hop in the laid back lounge.

What: Eye Candy

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Hip-hop and Top 40 tunes from guest DJ Imaje Free cover for girls. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop and dancehall reggae. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Mr. Banks rocks out at après and comes back at 9 p.m. to spin hip-hop party tunes.

What: Locals Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Local’s take over Garf’s and get down to party tunes from DJ Trix.

Who: DJ Buzz Rocker

Where: Maxx Fish

Top 40 dance tunes.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hot Jazz & Tapas III, March 5 (Howe Sound Secondary, Squamish).

The McDades, March 5.

The Mad Caddies, March 7.

The Deep End, March 9.

Power Clown, March 11.

Shannon Calcutt, March 12.

Irish Descendents, March 16.

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, March 24.

Russell Jackson, March 24.

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