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Friday, Nov. 30

ON STAGE

Who: The Hairfarmers

Where: Merlin’s

Harmonies and fearless vocals from the locals, Greg and Doug, at the season opener party.

Who: Leanne and Kyla

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The dynamic duo create Celtic bliss to audience ears tonight at the Gate.

Who: The Cameron Chu Jazz Trio

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro

Smooth jazzy sounds from Cameron and guests, as well as a glass of wine from one of the finest selections in town.

Who: Whole Damn County

Where: Moe Joe’s

Whistler’s favourite cover band; a locals’ song-request-dream come true.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: The Boot Pub

The only place in town where you can enjoy adult beverages and adult entertainment.

CLUBS AND DJs

Who: DJ Laurent de St. Laurent and Kid Kio from Tokyo

Where: Black’s Pub

Mixing old skool with hip hop beats and rare grooves, unwind with some break beats and a little touch of Jimi too, 4:30-6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Look for this mix of old and new Whistler every Thursday-Saturday at Black’s.

Who: DJ Miguel Sanchez

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ Sanchez spins his local favourites so you can cut a rug.

Who: Freaky Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

The only place to dance your booty off to a fresh mix of deep and funky stuff.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

DJ Rich plays all your favourites while you linger mid-week for a bevvie.

What: Trailer Park Trash Party

Where: Maxx Fish

Dance to the sounds of dj brokenarrow at the theme party.

What: Waxed

Where : Savage Beagle

Whistler’s finest beats provided by resident DJ Milton and guests.

PUBS & PATIOS

Where: Citta’

Located in the centre of the action, it’s the top spot for people watching. Stay warm under the patio heaters or relax upstairs in the pool room.

Where: Amsterdam Café

This little spot in the village has it all – music, food and drinks – day and night. Great place to watch or interact with the local colour.

Where : BBK’s Pub

It’s a locals’ favourite for unwinding after a hard day. This cozy pub in the Upper Village has a fine selection of B.C. wines and micro-brewed beer, as well as an outstanding menu. Settle in on their couches for a game of cards or gab with their colourful bartenders. "We Be Smoke-free!"

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

Casual atmosphere for warm conversation and cold beer. Bar staff operate a not-too-loud sound system of rock and roll numbers and the outdoor patio gives patrons the best air in the world.

Where: The Brew House

For a big place, it sure has a cozy atmosphere. Great bar food and drinks, as well as a big screen TV – all the comforts of home minus the remote control. The bar staff also pump out classic rock and top 40 from the sound system.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

Down to earth pub but still in that Whistler style. Just a hop, skip and a jump from that brisk walk on the Valley Trail in Whistler Creekside.

Saturday, Dec. 1

LIVE & LOVING IT

What: Apres Ski Party at Merlin’s with The Hairfarmers

Where: Merlin’s Bar and Grill

See Friday’s listings.

Who: Sailesh the Hypnotist

Where: Boot Pub

You are getting very sleeepy…come watch other locals make fools of themselves under the Sailesh spell. Or join in.

Who: Whole Damn County

Where: Moe Joe’s

See Friday’s listings.

Who: Leanne and Kyla

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJs

Who: DJ Laurent de St. Laurent and Kid Kio from Tokyo

Where: Black’s Pub

Old meets new. If you’ve been around for a while you’ll recognize a face or two.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

DJ Derek mixes it up, everything from hip hop to house – not to be disappointed, come and hear for yourself.

Who: DJ Stoli

Where: Garfinkel’s

Stoli mixes up your favourites for a Saturday night boogie or barfly mode.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Bill’s is busy… avoid the lineups and come early for dinner. Stay late for the party.

What: The Fix

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Jesse Hills with tech house and progressive funky house with Tristam – addiction at its finest.

Who: Super Funk with DJ Keph

Where: Maxx Fish

Tracks from DJ Keph’s mixed bag of funky tricks.

Sunday, Dec. 2

ON THE MIC

Who : The Furios with Marlinspike

Where : Boot Pub

Ska punk and the trombone create the Furios new sound, Marlinspike are guests. Part of The Boot’s Alternative Concert Series. See article.

CLUBS AND DJs

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ R3 plays the hits so you can dance.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Top 40 hip hop with R&B from DJ Derek.

Who: DJ Marky Mark

What: Excert

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Hard funky break beats and house.

Who: Matt the Alien

What: Hip Hop Night

Where: Maxx Fish

Fresh and unique drum and bass sounds of Perfect Combo with your host Matt the Alien.

Who: DJ Peacefrog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

See Saturday’s listings.

Monday, Dec. 3

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Who: Rob Thompson Duo

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

More live music from the upbeat group with contemporary tunes.

Who: Slow Nerve Action

Where: Boot Pub

Settle in with a pint for some live tunes from Slow Nerve. Monday Madness. CLUBS AND DJs

What: Magnum Opus

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Retro Boogie Night, eight years running. Dress to impress with your Elton John platforms to boot. Prizes for the best sequined halters and polyester anything.

What: Shits and Giggles

Where: Maxx Fish

DJ Vinyl Ritchie, with Scott Arkwell, who returns as DJ this season.

What: Drive

Where: Savage Beagle

DJs Lenni, Toddski, and Milton throw down a mix of breakbeat and house.

What: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

See Friday’s listings.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

IN THE FLESH

Who: Rob Thompson Duo

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

See Monday’s listings.

What: Open Mic

Where: Amsterdam Pub Café

Tune up your guitars and come jam on Tuesday. Play live with Whistler’s best local musicians on the open stage. Your host is Randy, of Whistler Music.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJs

Who: DJ Diamond Doug

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Diamond Doug plays your favourites, come relax with a pint at Bill’s.

Who: DJs Little T and Ghetto Boy

What: Cinema Tuesdays

Where: Maxx Fish

Experience the downtempo funk of Ghetto Boy and then groove to the works of Little T.

Who: Jay Auto with Jungle Souldier

Where: Tommy Africa’s

A night of drum ’n bass, all night long. Cut a rug with the best of them.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

The longest running hip-hop night in Whistler.

What: Disco Fever

Where: Moe Joe’s

Still dolling out wads of cash for velour collars and really bad belt buckles. Come on out.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

ALIVE & KICKING

Who: Dave Crowley Band

Where: The Shack

White Trash Wednesdays, prizes for the best dressed in the audience.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Second Cup Café

Coffeehouse rock. Open floor for all musicians to croon until sunrise – well, at least until closing. Whistler Music supplies the mic, the instruments and the espresso.

Who: Ian Shaw.

What: Rockin’ Rodeo

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Saddle up cowgirls and boys! Whistler’s only country night, with country legend Ian Shaw.

Who: Rob Thompson Duo

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

See Monday’s listings.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJs

Who : DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

See Sunday’s listings.

What: Hip Hop Night

Where: Maxx Fish

Spare Grooves with Matt the Alien and Kilo Cee. Whistler’s premiere Hip Hop night. Two DJs, four turntables, unlimited energy.

What: Wiggle

Where: Savage Beagle

Amateur tracks – open turntables from 9 to 11 p.m., then DJ Milton brings down the house.

What: Dance night for all your local staffers

Where: Moe Joe’s

Cut loose and tie one on at this underground dance cave.

Who: DJ Diamond Doug

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

See Tuesday’s listings.

Thursday, Dec. 6

LIVE & LOVING IT

Who: Leanne and Kyla

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

See Friday’s listings.

Who: Downtown Jay Brown and the White Guy

Where: The Shack

Night Fever runs rampant. Whistler’s own Jay Romany with Rajan Das & Mike Lavoie play Charlie Handsome Cat and Bee Gees tunes from the recesses of your mind. Seventies revival every Thursday through the season. See article.

Who: Local jam night

Where: Boot Pub

It’s open mic night. Come jam with musicians from around the valley. C’mon, you know you wanna.

CLUBS AND DJs

What: Ladies’ Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

All for the women. Ladies’ night looks good, smells good, it’s all good.

What: Waxed

Where: Savage Beagle

DJ Milton with a mix of hip hop and deep house.

Who: DJ Laurent de St. Laurent and Kid Kio from Tokyo

Where: Black’s Pub

See Friday’s listings.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

See Tuesday’s listings.

What: DiscoRama

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Vancouver’s biggest disco night comes to Whistler.

What: Locals’ Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Still the best locals’ night 10 years running. DJ Stoli with guest DJ Erin shake things up down below.

Who: DJ R3 & HP Saucy

Where: Maxx Fish

Where: Amsterdam Pub Café

Warm up at the pub and then kick it off downstairs at Got Snow.