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Pique to Valley Listings May 23-29

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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.