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Pique to Valley Listings May 16-22

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Friday, May 16

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: X-Games Global Free Concert Series

Where: base of Whistler gondola

4 p.m. is Operatic featuring Jesse Fritsch as lead singer and guitarist for these So Cal punk rockers. At 5 p.m. it’s Flashlight Brown, a punk rock band from Toronto.

What: X-Games Global Official World Movie Premiere

Who: Mike Vallely’s Greatest Hits

The truth behind the tales of this legendary skateboarding bad ass. The car crashing, elbow smashing, ramp thrashing and security guard bashing. Free entry, showtime 8 p.m. See story.

What: Porridge for the Soul Speaker Series

Where: My Place

Brock Tully heads up the first in this new series of inspirational sessions.

In 1970, he cycled 10,000 miles across North America and Mexico. Learn his life lessons and how to make the most of what you’ve got. Tix $14, show 8 p.m.

Who: Bally Oak

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Lively guitar and fiddle duo doing all the Irish classics.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old school jazz and R&B tributes with Chu and his piano.

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: Crystal Lounge

Warm, imagery-loaded acoustic folk in pop foundations.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Take The Bend Out

Where: Tommy Africa’s

MK Ultra partners DJ Mat the Alien and MC Ty C with a huge range of hip hop, popular beats and live MCing.

What: Free Love Fridays

Where: Maxx Fish

Hip hop, R&B and Top 40 classics from DJ Dizzy.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

It’s the right night to get out and shake it at this Friday night frenzy.

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

Dance the night away to a mix of hip hop and R&B classics.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Expect all the faves to fill the floor.

Saturday, May 17

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: X-Games Global Free Concert Series

Where: base of Whistler gondola

4 p.m. is Mike V and the Rats with frontman Mike Vallely. Hard, fast and furious punk rock. At 5 p.m. it’s Diffuser, an alternative rock band.

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: Crystal Lounge

Warm, imagery-loaded acoustic folk in pop foundations.

Who: Bally Oak

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