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Pique to Valley Listings June 11-17

This week's entertainment listings

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Friday, June 11

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Kosta Man & The Back Hos

Where: Crystal Lounge

New local reggae/World Music band debuts at the laid back lounge.

Who: Vanilla Ice with the Rumours

Where: Tommy Africa’s

’90s chart-topping hip-hopper reinvented as a rap-metal rager. Chick-rockers The Rumours get the ball rollin’. Tickets available only at the door. $20 for the first 50 people, more afterwards. Doors at 9 p.m. www.tommyafricas.com.

Who: Tim & Shona

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

Irish & English pub music with the guitar and fiddle duo.

Who: Tom Hooper

Where: Mallard Lounge

Former lead singer of Canadian college-rock bands The Grapes of Wrath and Ginger is now a solo act. Quirky, folksy guitar tunes at the cocktail hour (4-6 p.m.) and again in the evening after 9 p.m.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

What: Rob Funk Fridays

Where: Black’s Pub

Easy-going rock tunes with the local jack-of-all-musical-trades and guests.

Who: Leth Dodis

Where: Moe Joe’s

Rock covers by the Friday night regulars. (WDC minus Chad). Doors at 9 p.m.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Naked babes on stage shake their booty for the boys (and girls) that like to watch.

Who: Big Radio Static

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

Hip-hop and dance tracks.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

The mainstream mix-master plays the tunes that get the dance floor rockin’. Doors at 8 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 9 p.m.

Who: DJ Garth — Funk Fusion

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Only the funkiest tracks all night long in the hillside lounge.

Saturday, June 12

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Pemberton Folk Festival

Where: Pioneer Park (Pemberton)

Day one of first annual event. Aboriginal dance performance kicks things off at noon. Vancouver’s Mike Weterings Band headlines. Afternoon workshops and kids venue. Tickets: $40/weekend, $25/Saturday, $15/Sunday, (kids daily passes $10). Adult early bird passes $30, available at Brackendale Bistro, The Whistler Question, Char-isma Emporium, The Pemberton Trading Co. and The Pemberton Therapeutic Massage Clinic. Ph: 604-894-5904 - ext. 3.

What: The Collective — Mountain Bike Film Premiere

Where: Whistler Mountain Bike Park/Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Local filmmakers Jamie Houssian and Darcy Wittenburg premiere their latest 16 mm film on the big screen at the bottom of the bike park at 10 p.m. After party at the GLC with tracks by DJ Marlin. Film screening: free. Party tickets: $10, available at Evolution and the GLC.

Who: Kosta Man & The Back Hos

Where: Crystal Lounge

New local reggae/World Music band debuts at the laid-back lounge.

Who: Tom Hooper

Where: Mallard Lounge

Former lead singer of Canadian college-rock bands The Grapes of Wrath and Ginger is now a solo act. Quirky, folksy guitar tunes at the cocktail hour (4-6 p.m.) and again in the evening after 9 p.m.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

Who: Matt Joe Gow

Where: Crab Shack

’Shack Unplugged — good time acoustic tunes.

Who: Tim & Shona

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

Irish & English pub music with the guitar and fiddle duo.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Afternoon guitar tunes for the coffee crowd.

Who: Big Radio Static

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Last Call Party

Where: Maxx Fish

Last night for the downstairs club at the heart of Whistler Village. Open to the public at 9 p.m.

What: Goodtimes

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Hip-hop, Top 40 and house music with DJ Trix. Doors at 10 p.m.

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 9 p.m.

What: Garf’s Gone Wild

Where: Garfinkel’s

Top-40 hip-hop & dance tracks.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Summer means it’s stagette season again at Bill’s. Dance with the brides-to-be to tunes by the mainstream mix-master. Doors at 8 p.m.

Who: DJ Easyleigh

Where: Moe Joe’s

Old and new school party tunes that get the gals dancin’ on the pool tables. Doors at 9 p.m.

Sunday, June 13

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Pemberton Folk Festival

Where: Pioneer Park (Pemberton)

Day two of first annual event. Local performer Glenn Mishaw kicks things off at noon. Vancouver singer-songwriter Rose Ranger headlines at 5 p.m. Afternoon workshops and kids venue. Tickets: $40/weekend, $25/Saturday, $15/Sunday, (kids daily passes $10). Adult early bird passes $30, available at Brackendale Bistro, The Whistler Question, Char-isma Emporium, The Pemberton Trading Co. and The Pemberton Therapeutic Massage Clinic. Ph: 604-894-5904 - ext. 3.

What: Campfire Stories

Where: Riverside Campground Fire Pit

The Whistler Writers’ Group, a.k.a. The Vicious Circle, hosts their second annual night of toasted marshmallows and campfire ghost stories. The quintessential summer experience – Whistler style. Limited fireside seating. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and marshmallows. 8-10 p.m.

What: The Punk Night

Where: Boot Pub

Whistler’s ultimate anti-club night hosts Vancouver hardcore bands Raking Bombs and The WPP (Witness Protection Program). Intelligent musings set to frantic sonic chaos. Ph: 604-932-3338.

Who: Tom Hooper

Where: Mallard Lounge

Former lead singer of Canadian college-rock bands The Grapes of Wrath and Ginger is now a solo act. Quirky, folksy guitar tunes at the cocktail hour (4-6 p.m.) and again in the evening after 9 p.m.

Who: Leth Dodis

Where: Crab Shack

Whistler party band plays all your favourite rock covers.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Shower singers and basement guitar gods get their turn in the spotlight.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Afternoon guitar tunes for the coffee crowd.

What: Sunday Night Sound Lounge

Where: Wild Seed Enoteca (Mount Currie)

Eclectic weekly live music night features everything from acoustic solo artists to drum ’n’ bass DJs. Ph: 604-894-5567.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

The man that started it all, DJ Czech is back at the Kitchen tables this week servin’ up a retro-rewind mix of old-school club tracks. The granddaddy of Whistler club nights at 11 years and counting. Doors at 10 p.m.

Who: DJ NT

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream dance tunes keep the weekend vibe alive. Doors at 8 p.m.

Where: Moe Joe’s

Mainstream dance tunes. Doors at 10 p.m.

Monday, June 14

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: 3 rd Annual Jail ’n’ Bail

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

Whistler-Blackcomb fundraiser for the Lions’ Society’s 24-Hour Relay. Donate to free a motley crew of locals including Feet Banks, Chris Winter and W-B Finance Director Ken Derpak. Tunes by the Rutherford Creek Collective and DJ Chili Thom. Tickets $15. Ph: 604-938-7557.

Who: Adams Rib

Where: Boot Pub

Toronto rock band takes the stage for the Boot’s Monday Madness live music night. Ph: 604-932-3338.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Come by and belt out a rocker to get rid of the Monday blues.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop & dancehall tunes for a full house.

What: ’80s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Ryder plays all the best retro tracks all night long. Doors at 10 p.m.

Tuesday, June 15

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Comedy Night

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Weekly stand-up comedy night features Seattle’s Rod Long (surprising he’s not a porn star with that moniker). Show starts 9 p.m. Ph: 604-932-6613.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Grab your guitar and take the mic or settle in with a pint and let other locals surprise you.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Naked babes on stage shake their booty for the boys (and girls) that like to watch.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

If it’s old and new school hip-hop you’re lookin’ for, Seanski’s the man.

What: Cowgirls Inc.

Where: Moe Joe’s

Country music and Coyote Ugly-style bar antics. Saddle up and get ready to party. Doors at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, June 16

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Wes Makepeace

Where: Crab Shack

Local boy plays raw acoustic rockers.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Naked babes on stage shake their booty for the boys (and girls) that like to watch.

What: Amateur Stripper Night

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Local gals dare to bare it all.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Phroh

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Dancehall reggae and deep sexy grooves.

What: The Andy Show

Where: Moe Joe’s

Head Honcho Andy Flynn takes over the DJ booth for a night of classic rock. They call it rap music, he calls it crap music! Doors at 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Rosco

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop and R&B. Doors at 9 p.m.

What: Locals’ Freak Show

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Local’s night with a crowd that includes everyone from young hipsters to old rockers. Doors at 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 17

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: LUNA — Lunaflik Drive-In Movie

Where: Base II Parking Lot

First event of 2004 summer Lunafliks lineup. Drive up Blackcomb Mountain and check out the screwball French comedy Taxi. Film starts: 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $15/car, $2/pedestrian. Part of Whistler Community Services LUNA series of weekly alcohol-free night-time events for young adults. Ph: 604 902 0769.

What: Liquid Jazz Thursdays

Where: La Bocca

Eclectic live jazz with Vancouver bass player Cory Curtis and guests.

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Legendary local singer/guitar player lays down Irish whiskey-flavoured cover tunes.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Locals’ Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

The biggest locals’ party in town.

What: Double Daze Thursdays

Where: Boot Pub

$100 pool tourney, darts and no techno or R&B – guaranteed. Ph: 604-932-3338.

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Funky hip-hop, soul and R&B.

What: House Music night

Where: Savage Beagle

House tracks in the Beagle basement by a revolving DJ crew.

Who: DJs Kenny & Andy

Where: Moe Joe’s

Mainstream dance floor rockers. Doors at 10 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS.

Laos School Fundraiser — June 18.

Whistler Dance Academy — Year End Show, June 20.

Blackie LeBlanc & Kytami, June 23.

The Red Elvises, June 24.

The Power of Ignorance, June 26.

3 Inches of Blood, June 27.

D’Talle, June 30.

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