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Pique to Valley Listings May 23-29

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Friday, May 23

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: John Reynolds

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The front man for the legendary Irish Rovers does the great green classics.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

Who: Gordo

Where: Crystal Lounge

Legendary blues ballads mixed in with some rock n roll classics and even a few original acoustic gems from one of Whistler’s favourite musical faces.

Who: Full Moon

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

What: Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Girls get their kit off to help the boys kick off a memorable long weekend.

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 freestyling.

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.

What: Global Grooves

Where: Savage Beagle

All the hits all over the clubs across the globe.

Saturday, May 24

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: 21 st Annual Children’s Art Festival

Where: Myrtle Philip School

Loads of free workshops for the little ones featuring all things messy, gooey and sticky, from paints to patterns, from make-up to materials, and anything else that will keep the critters creative. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What: Music Industry Seminar

Where: MY Place

If you want to make that step from amateur to professional or even cut a CD, you may find this free workshop, hosted by Tandem Music Group from 2 to 5 p.m., useful. Space is limited. Call 1-866-898-4840 to register.

What: Rotary Talent Search

Where: MY Place

Consider it Whistler Idol without mean Simon. Paula Abdul will be replaced by our own dancing diva, Michele Bush. Tix are $12 for adults, $9 for kids. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Who: Gordo

Where: Crystal Lounge

Legendary blues ballads mixed in with some rock n roll classics and even a few original acoustic gems from one of Whistler’s favourite musical faces

Who: John Reynolds

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The front man for the legendary Irish Rovers does the great green classics.

Who: Full Moon

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Rain or shine, each afternoon Mr. Funk will be serving up classic songs to drink coffee to.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Championship Vinyl

Where: Maxx Fish

DJ Keph rules the floor with a vinyl fist throwing down uber-sexy funk, R&B, soul and hip hop.

What: Off the Hook

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Def Dub delivers the funk, R&B, hip hop and house alongside Tommy’s go-go dancers for the best party in town.

What: Garfs Gone Wild

Where: Garfinkel’s

It’s the biggest party in Whistler with DJ R3 playing all your favourite dance hits from yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Who: DJ Peacefrog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

The master of the mainstream mix doing his things for the stags and stagettes.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Savage love on the turntables with hip hop R&B and top 40 classics.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Expect all the faves to fill the floor.

PUBS AND PATIOS

Where: Casa Tapas and Wine Bar

This jazz-infused lounge bar welcomes the funky set that want a more relaxed yet sophisticated night out.

Where: Citta

Citta’s has those long windows and a big deck in the Village Square that makes it the place to meet and watch the world go by.

Where: The BrewHouse

Kick back with a locally brewed beer, enjoy a game of pool or sit outside and soak up the sun by the creek.

Where: Amsterdam Pub & Café

The Dam has a busy deck, cool tunes, unusual artwork and great meals.

Where: Black’s Pub

Black’s has got one almighty new patio overlooking the bottom of the bike park and now’s the time to break it in.

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

Is exactly that, neighbourly, with some of the best value pub food in Whistler, plus big screen sports, keno, and darts.

Where: The Longhorn Saloon

This prime positioned patio is voted best apres’ bar in Whistler time and time again. Indoors or outdoors, playing pool or picking at plates of nibblies, it’s really got something for everyone.

Where: BBK’s Pub

A small but friendly pub nestled in the bosom of Blackcomb in the Glacier Lodge. Good eats and delectable drinks plus a unique photo exhibit on the walls every month.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

In funky Creekside, enjoy one of Whistler’s originals.

Sunday, May 25

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: 21 st Annual Children’s Art Festival

Where: Myrtle Philip School

Loads of free workshops for the little ones featuring all things messy, gooey and sticky, from paints to patterns, make-up to materials, and anything else to keep the critters creative. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Who: Garaj Mahal & Blue Quarter

Where: Boot Pub

A growing cult following of fans across North America believe a night with G-M will change your perspective on live music. They flow from giant grooves to sophisticated jazz, then slither into the biggest funk you could fathom. See story.

Who: Grace Nocturnal and Jets Overhead

Where: Garfinkel’s

Lock up your daughters and prepare for a night of rock and roll rhythms from two Vancouver Island bands who love the sounds of the late 60s, early 70s and glam rock 80s. See story.

What: The Crowley Band

Where: Crab Shack

Surf and turf with skulls and crossbones. Crowley and the boys shake down the Shack with some heavy metal mayhem. No doubt Brad, Dave and Rico will down their howls and growls with plenty of oyster shooters. Don’t yer dare miss it.

Who: John Reynolds

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The front man for the legendary Irish Rovers does the great green classics.

What: Open Mic night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Humble home music-makers take to the stage for a casual evening of untapped talent.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Rain or shine each afternoon Mr. Funk will be serving up classic songs to drink coffee to.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Czech returns to the booth for another sample of breaks, house and electro beats. Whistler’s longest running club night.

What: Sunday In Session

Where: Savage Beagle

From old skool to new skool, it’ll be a learning experience.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Groove on the dancefloor or play pool on the deck for the Memorial Day weekend.

Monday, May 26

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Garaj Mahal & Blue Quarter

Where: Boot Pub

A growing cult following of fans across North America believe a night with G-M will change your perspective on live music. They flow from giant grooves to sophisticated jazz, then slither into the biggest funk you could fathom. See story.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Expect it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Where all the wannabes gottabe.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Contemporary classics to take to the dance floor.

What: All Over The Map Mondays

Where: Savage Beagle

An eclectic mix of contemporary classics.

What: Magnum Opus

Where: Tommy Africa’s

’80s beats at their best with the Retro Machine DJ Ryder playing memorable tracks to pump, bump and jump to.

Tuesday, May 27

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Get cosy and cop some new talent at this impromptu showing, and perhaps even play an instrument yourself.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

A flesh fest for the fellas featuring exotic dancing girls.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Breakdance Night

Where: Maxx Fish

DJ "C" the Selecta hosts Whistler’s freshest hip hop night. Show off your B-boy and B-girl moves all night long.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

New York’s own Seanski breaks out the phattest tunes at Whistler’s longest running hip hop night.

Wednesday, May 28

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Industry Nite

Where: Crab Shack

Wes Makepeace helps get the locals over the weekly hump with acoustic rock covers and originals.

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Come celebrate the hairy one’s new residency for the spring. Almost every Wednesday night for the next few months, he’ll be here.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

If you like lots of skin and stilettos on stage, you’ll like this saucy spectacular.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Locals’ Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

It’s the real deal with all the hits and hijinx you could ask for.

What: Spare Grooves

Where: Maxx Fish

Whistler’s premier hip hop and locals’ night with DJ Mat the Alien and Kilo Cee showing off on four turntables, with special guest MCs every week.

Who: DJ Def Dubs

Where: Savage Beagle

Deft mix-it-up moves from DJ Dubs.

What: Wasted Wednesdays

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

DJ Rich gives out lots of goodies to good boys and girls still working here during the spring.

Thursday, May 29

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Laura Nedelak

Where: Hoz’s Pub

Celebrating her second CD release, White Heart, Laura will perform loads of heartfelt folky acoustic numbers that will put a smile on your face. This night is also a gymnastics fundraiser. See story.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Celtic, Irish and easy rock.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Hoz’s Pub

Join Randy and friends filling in for WDC (who are on tour for a few weeks) for this brand new rock ’n’ roll acoustic jam session in Creekside. Pick up the guitars on offer or bring your own, from 9:30 p.m.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Locals Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Whistler's best DJ's every week are rotating to bring you the best dance party you locals’ could ask for. This week features house hottie, Foxxy Aussie along with resident DJ Trixx.

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Return of the digital underdogg. Locals night with ladies free before 11 p.m.

What: Ladies Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Good times for good girls. Or bad ones. They don’t discriminate!

What: L’80s Nite

Where: Maxx Fish

Face the retro-bution of DJ Mr. Fister as he plays all the trax you forgot you loved. Free for the ladies.

What: Thirstdays

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Top tunes and dance floor ditties from rock to house to hits.

What: Double Daze Thursdaze

Where: Boot Pub

A $100 pool tourney, a dart comp and no techno or R&B whatsoever.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hoja, MY Place, May 31

13 th Annual Jazz and Blues Festival, June 13-15

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