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Pique to Valley Listings Oct. 24-30

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Friday, Oct. 24

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Victims of the Rutherford Creek Bridge Disaster Fund benefit evening

Who: WDC

Where: Moe Joe’s

Local rockers play for a worthy cause. Proceeds from donations at the door go to aiding those afflicted by the tragic circumstances surrounding the washout of the bridge over Rutherford Creek. For more information, call 604-902-2005 or 604-938-3585.

What: Mayhem — The Definitive Edition Snowboard Video Premiere

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

The Boner Productions boys are presenting their fourth Mayhem snowboard video in style at MY Place. An hour of new and old footage from a crew that has consistently presented a combination of ballsy riding with outrageous lifestyle footage for the last seven years. Two shows, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets $6 at the MY Place box office and in advance from the Circle, Showcase and Westbeach.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic, Irish and easy-rock tunes from a pair of local legends.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

Who: Trama

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Buck naked babes shake their booty for the boys. Bring tips.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Flavour Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Flavour Fridays just got spicier with a new weekly G-String dance contest. Show the G, shake your booty, take home $100! Plus DJ Rob Banks spinning hip hop, R&B and Top 40 hits from 10 p.m. on.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

It’s the right night to get out and shake it at this Friday night frenzy. Ladies get in free until 11 p.m.

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

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

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Dropping the best Top 40 hip hop, R&B and house cuts in the red lounge or down below.

Saturday, Oct. 25

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Memorial for Mike Benoit and Daryl Stevenson

Where: Gaitor’s Bar & Grill

Friends and loved ones of Benoit and Stevenson, employees of the Shoestring Lodge who passed away in a tragic accident caused by flooding near Pemberton last weekend, are invited to a special memorial evening at Gaitor’s starting at 8 p.m. The Boot Pub will be closed for the night.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Chill tunes on weekend afternoons for those who want to sit and sip their coffee.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic, Irish and easy-rock tunes from a pair of local legends.

Who: Josh Gontier

Where: Crystal Lounge

A night of acoustic covers and original tunes by a member of Slow Nerve Action, a local band currently on hiatus for lack of a drummer. Gontier’s eclectic bag of aural tricks contains everything from Jimi Hendrix to Beck to Jeff Buckley to Ween.

Who: Trama

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.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Good Times/Farewell to DJ Erin

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Come out and dance goodbye to longtime local DJ Erin, who’s moving on to San Francisco. She’ll be spinning hip-hop and funky house from the centre booth to celebrate her last Whistler club night.

What: Garf’s Gone Wild

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ R3 throws down silky smooth hip-hop, dance and old-skool that’ll keep you movin’ and groovin’ all night.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

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

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Dropping the best Top 40, hip hop, R&B and house cuts in the red lounge or down below.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Back by popular demand – playing all the faves that fill the dance 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 nice long windows and a big deck in Village Square making it the ideal place to meet and watch the world go by.

Where: The BrewHouse

Kick back with a locally brewed beer and play a game of pool or two in the casual atmosphere by the creek.

Where: Amsterdam Pub & Café

The Dam has cool tunes, cool servers, unusual artwork and great burgers.

Where: Black’s Pub

A cozy spot overlooking the plaza by the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas and a great place to sit and dream about bike park days past and snow days to come.

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

The game’s always on the big screen TV, plus keno, darts and some of the best value pub food in Whistler.

Where: The Longhorn Saloon

This prime-positioned patio was voted best aprés bar in Whistler. Indoors or outdoors, playing pool or picking at plates of nibblies, it’s got something for everyone.

Where: BBK’s Pub

A small, friendly pub nestled in the bosom of Blackcomb in the Glacier Lodge. Good eats, bartending staff who know their wines, and a unique photo gallery.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

In funky Creekside, enjoy a Whistler original with an excellent patio for watching the sun set.

Sunday, Oct. 26

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Chill tunes on weekend afternoons for those who want to sit a while and sip their coffee.

What: Punk Night featuring Truth Be Told

Where: Boot Pub

Skaters and the anti-club crowd join with a local indie punk band to take back the night.

What: WDC

Where: Crab Shack

High energy rock band equals good times all around.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

What: Open Mic night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Humble shower singers and basement guitar gods take the stage for a casual evening of untapped talent.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

The Kitchen’s special this week is Vancouver’s DJ Czech, the man that started the whole thing cooking. The granddaddy of Whistler club nights at 10 years and counting.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Keep the weekend going! DJ Rich makes you feel like it’s Saturday night all over again.

Monday, Oct. 27

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Monday Madness featuring the Fighting Fighters

Where: Boot Pub

The eclectic Monday live music lineup at the Boot brings in rock, funk and reggae bands that always make the people groove.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Go belt out a rocker to celebrate making it through the weekend.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Savage Beagle

Underground and old skool grooves in the sultry upstairs bar or dancing down below – whatever you’re up for.

Who: DJ Richie Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Bill’s is a good ol’ time any night of the week, whether you’re a hip young scenester or an ageing rocker.

What: ’80s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Ryder rocks out retro-style playing the best of Cyndi, MJ, Billy and Van Halen. Doors at 10 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Whistler Social Dance Club

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

The lessons in Latin and traditional ballroom dance offered in the past months by Beatrix Satzinger and Michael Young are continuing in spirit with the establishment of a weekly social dance club led by Morgan Montgomery. Sessions take place every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10 cover. Couples and singles welcome. Ph: 604-935-1947 for more information.

What: Karaoke with Fernando

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Belt out a rocker amongst friends at the Pem Ho.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Beautiful babes lose the tutus and flaunt their flexibility.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Get cozy and check out some new talent at this impromptu showing. Might even be time to put your money where your mouth is and dust off that old guitar.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Think you got what it takes to be a musician? No time like the present to find out.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

New York’s own Seanski throws down phat tunes – hip hop and old skool night, six years strong.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Stick around after social dance club for tunes by DJ Peace Frog who knows how to make the crowd boogie down.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Rhythm — Snowboard Video Premiere

Where: Garfinkel’s

Get even more stoked for the snowy days ahead by getting a first look at the fourth snowboard vid by Kamikaze films and groove to the dope beats of special guest DJ Mat the Alien. Doors at 10 p.m., film starts at midnight. Tickets $5 at the door.

Who: Rob Thompson

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Easy-going rock ’n’ roll hits, pint-raising sing-a-longs and a touch of the blues.

Who: Wes Makepeace

Where: Crab Shack

Acoustic guitar tunes by a local boy and good deals for his loyal, hard-working skater following.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

A flesh-fest for the fellas. Bring plenty of tips.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Locals’ Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

From the Originals, purveying a good time since 1980.

What: Locals’ Groove Nite

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

DJ Peace Frog and the bartenders keep the hometown crowd happy.

What: Strictly Underground

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ Milton sends out house, breaks and tribal beats.

What: Waxed Wednesday

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip hop with Rosco, and like every night at the Beagle, locals always get in free.

Thursday, Oct. 30

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: 2 nd Annual Heavy Hitting Films’ B-Grade Horrorfest

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

A homegrown film festival celebrating the creepiest, goriest and scariest movies local twisted minds can come up with on practically non-existent budgets. Will last year’s winner, Lauren Graham, defend her title? Come see for yourself, but bring a strong stomach. Films start at 7 p.m. Tickets $9.99 available at the door and in advance from the MY Place Ticketmaster outlet. Ph: 604-935-8418.

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Acoustic originals and cover tunes flavoured with a touch of the Emerald Isle sung by a sweet-voiced local gal.

Who: Leth Dodis

Where: Moe Joe’s

Heavy-hitting modern rock courtesy of members of WDC.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

What: Whistler Social Dance Club

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Line dancing lessons taught by Buffalo Bill’s girls Stacey Hughes and Sarah Tambosso every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10 cover. Ph: 604-932-3502 for more information.

CLUBS AND DJS

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, darts, and no techno or R&B whatsoever.

What: Locals Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Whistler’s best local DJs on rotation so the local crowd can dance their local asses off.

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Don’t worry, it’s not Candace Cameron from Full House playing a Debbie Gibson set. It’s the return of the Digital Underdog.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Robert Walter’s 20 th Congress, Oct. 31.

Swollen Members, Oct. 31

The Dixie Chicklets, Nov. 5

The Planet Smashers, Nov. 8.

Michael Kaeshammer, Nov. 8.

Nashville Pussy with Stink Mitt, Nov. 10

James Cotton, Nov. 11.

Perfect Combination, Nov. 11.

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