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Pique to Valley Listings May 9-15

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Friday, May 9

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Blair & Maxine’s High School Reunion

Where: Westin Resort & Spa

A hilarious interactive dinner theatre comedy is expected from the master-minds behind the hit play Ab Fab’s Fat. Grab a nametag and a table and watch the madness unfold. Dinner & show tix $65. Starts at 7 p.m.

Who: Pavlo

Where: MY Place

The Greek god of guitar serves up some sizzling sounds of the Mediterranean. Tix $22. Showtime 8 p.m.

Who: Male Impact

Where: Boot Pub

A big night out for the girls as four Alberta Adonises show off their dance moves and their muscles. Dance, sing and stare along. Tix $10, doors at 9 p.m.

Who: Mark Kelly

Where: Crystal Lounge

A balanced mix of contagious originals and modern rock covers from this Whistler Music Search winner. He’s Aussie so expect some Powderfinger too. See story.

What: Dubh Linn Gate 5 th Anniversary Weekend

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

From apres join Doug and Kyla and then from 8 p.m. till midnight, enjoy Black Water’s Irish, Celtic classics. Expect all sorts of surprises from the bar and kitchen as well.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

Who: Murphy’s Law

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic Rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Strange Tango

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

The sophisticated sounds of boudoir music by DJ Keph. Nu jazz, deep funk, Brazilectro and a touch of class.

What: Take The Bend Out

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Special guest DJ Rumble & Ty C play hip hop with 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.

Saturday, May 10

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Astronomy Day

Where: Spruce Grove Park

Tour the night sky with telescopes and lively talks from astronomers John Nemy and Carol Legate. There’ll be a BBQ too. Free fun from 7 to 11:30 p.m.

What: Blair & Maxine’s High School Reunion

Where: Westin Resort & Spa

A hilarious interactive dinner theatre comedy is expected from the master-minds behind the hit play Ab Fab’s Fat. Grab a nametag and a table and watch the madness unfold. Dinner & show tix $65. Starts at 7 p.m.

What: Bye Bye Birdie

Where: MY Place

Almost 40 kids from Whistler Secondary School put on the Broadway smash hit. Admission is by donation. Two shows on offer, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

What: Dubh Linn Gate 5 th Anniversary Weekend

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

From apres join Doug and Kyla and then from 8 p.m. till midnight, enjoy Black Water’s Irish, Celtic classics. Expect all sorts of surprises from the bar and kitchen as well.

Who: Mark Kelly

Where: Crystal Lounge

A balanced mix of contagious originals and modern rock covers from this Whistler Music Search winner. He’s Aussie so expect some Powderfinger too. See story.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

Who: Murphy’s Law

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

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

Funky house and popular anthems with the best dance party in town from DJ Milton and Kori K. Two DJs on four turntables.

What: Revolve

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

DJ Digglesworth & Pedro Dias bring you delicious vibes of modern electronica, dope beats and house ’n’ break classics.

What: Hot ’n’ Happening Hits

Where: Garfinkel’s

Whatever you want we’ll play it. As long as it’s good.

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 Boofty

Where: Moe Joe’s

Straight out of UBC’s department of deejaying comes Boofty. 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’ has those long windows and a big deck in the Village Square that make it the place to meet and watch the world go by.

Where: The Brew House

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 and 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 11

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: WDC

Where: Crab Shack

End the week right with some top notch rock ’n’ roll from the No. 1 party band in Whistler.

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 ‘T-Bone’ Tyler returns to Whistler after a successful tour of Europe. Hear the best of tech house & new releases from his own label Deepen Discs.

What: Byrnes & Birch Bash

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

Shakedown Entertainment and friends present DJs Patrick Kelly, Shandy Rae and Milton plus it’s Melissa Byrnes' 25th bday and Kyle Birch’s last hurrah before he leaves for the island. Tix $5, doors at 9 p.m.

What: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Dust up the dance floor with DJ Rich’s delicious ditties.

What: Sugar

Where: Moe Joe’s

Four out of five optometrists agree the ladies of Sugar are good for your eyes.

Monday, May 12

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Jimmy Swift Band & Grand Theft Bus

Where: Boot Pub

An East Coast invasion for the jam band crowd. Two experimental, energetic groups full of prog-rock sounds, jazzy jams and groovy numbers guaranteed to get you moving. See story.

Who: WDC

Where: Moe Joe’s

Whistler’s favourite rock ’n’ roll studs rip it up as usual with originals, covers and some requests.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

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

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 from the Retro Machine DJ Ryder and guest DJ Mr. Big Stuff playing memorable tracks to pump, bump and jump to.

Tuesday, May 13

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Get cosy and cop some new talent at this impromptu showing, 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 Yan Solo hosts Whistler’s freshest hip hop night. Show off your B-boy and B-girl moves all night long.

What: Disco Fever

Where: Moe Joe’s

There’s no better place to wear out the platform shoes.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

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

Wednesday, May 14

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Wes Makepeace

Where: Crab Shack

It’s Industry Night with Wes playing acoustic covers and originals to get you over the weekly hump.

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

It’s amazing what you can do with wax. Catch all of the girls in all of their glory.

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 15

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Cold Snap Farewell Party

Where: Boot Pub

Come say goodbye to the Boot’s winter house band, playing rock ’n’ roll just how you like it – loud, proud and professional. See story.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Hoz’s Pub

Join Pete and Jason from WDC for this brand new rock ’n’ roll acoustic jam session in Creekside. Pick up their guitars 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 Milton Currie.

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. We 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

13 th Annual Whistler International Wine Festival, at Chateau Whistler, May 13

X Games Concert Series, Whistler base, May 16-19

Charlie Musselwhite, Buffalo Bill’s, May 18

Closure, Garfinkel’s, May 18

Wil Mimnaugh, Crab Shack, May 23 & 24

Rotary Talent Night, MY Place, May 24

21 st Annual Children’s Art Festival, Myrtle Phillip, May 24 & 25

Garaj Mahal & Blue Quarter, Boot Pub, May 25 & 26