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Friday, May 31

THE WORLD STRUMMING

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: Bearfoot Bistro

Nightly jazz from piano man Cameron Chu. Conversation-friendly volume in a stylish venue.

Who: Rob Thompson

Where: Crystal Lounge

Live solo ballads, with guitar sounds at in the comfy seats of the lounge. Great background music for Friday night convo and catch-up.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Live adult entertainment at the Boot.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Folk songs from Murphy’s Lagh, merriment entertainment at Dubh Linn Gate.

Who: Bob Funk

Where: Pemberton Legion

Live tunes at the legion from singer Rob Funk with band Bob Funk.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Fresh Fridays with R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ R3 spins his favourites so you can cut a rug.

What: Ninja Tune Friday

Who: DJ Craig

Where: Maxx Fish

The revenge of DJ Craig a.k.a. C the Selecta takes over in full CIRCA fashion.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Tunes from Peace Frog, and no cover for ladies.

Who: Def Star Dub

Where: Savage Beagle

A mix of house, hip hop and Top 40 tonight and Saturday.

PUBS & PATIOS

Where: The Brew House

Brewhouse tunes are always hopping from morning to night. Outdoor patios make for great people watching in the village, alongside pitchers or specialty coffees. A hop, skip and a jump from all the bars, clubs and shops in between marketplace and central Village Square.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

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

Where: Citta’

Citta’s central stage in Village Square attracts locals, patio-side, and visitors too. Best people watching spot to enjoy a variety of pints on tap. Open for lunch, low key candlelight dining upstairs into the summer evening.

Where: Amsterdam Pub & Café

Wooden interiors and all kinds of eye-candy décor make for a funky apres-pint or meal, at the Village Square. Patio too, with live music some nights. For an international, younger crowd visit the ’Dam.

Where: Black’s Pub

The warming floor for locals apres-ski. Located at the foot of both village gondolas. With snowcapped peaks and the downhill bike course in summer, enjoy their telescope to bear watch or star gaze. Tasty food, 99 brands of beer in a gilded silver menu, and 40 scotches to keep you reminiscing.

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.

Saturday, June 1

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HARP

Who: Rob Thompson

Where: Crystal Lounge

See Friday’s listings.

Who: Bob Funk

Where: Whistler Village

From Rob Funk comes band Bob Funk with a Saturday afternoon jam.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: Ninja Tune Saturday night

Where: Maxx Fish

Craig Ingman as C the Selecta takes over once again in full Circa fashion.

Who: DJ Stoli & Miguel Sanchez

Where: Garfinkel’s

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

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

A mainstream mix keeps Whistler audiences rockin’.

Who: DJ Lennie, Jungle Soldier and guests

What: Open House

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Jungle Soldier shifts from Tuesday nights. Jazzy house from Lennie followed by the best break beats on the West Coast.

Who: DJ Def Star Dub

Where: Savage Beagle

See Friday’s listings.

Sunday, June 2

ROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BANDS

What: Skanadian Tour III

Who: The Kingpins, General Rudio and Chris Murray.

Where: Boot Pub

Ska pop from a trio of talent on tour. The third annual ska fest, come dance up a storm. See Kingpins article.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Beat Cave

Where: Maxx Fish

Whistler Music Percussion Centre presents an evening of Jungle, Tribal, Afro-Cuban and Latino beats. Bring your drum and add to the thunder every Sunday night.

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Kevin Shiu from Nettwerk Records plays progressive and hard house.

What: Weekend Madness

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Busy dance floor and long lineups – get here early.

Monday, June 3

WHOLE MUSIC WORLD IN YOUR HANDS

Who: Dave Crowley Band

Where: Garfinkel’s

Dave Crowley Band plays metal night at Garf’s. The band has expanded from a trio to a quartet with the recent addition of Rico Suave on guitar. "I think he’ll add some depth to the flow," says Crowley, the Humber College graduate who also plays in several bands in the city. Covers from Black Sabbath, Slayer and Metallica, as well as some originals.

Who: Newcomers Home

What: Monday Madness

Where: Boot Pub

Folky rock and Celtic music, with a little Latin rhythm and a little blue grass, from the Boulder quintet, Newcomers Home.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Metal Moto Monday

Where: Maxx Fish

DJs Grey Wolf and Sir Weighs a Lot. Let down your hockey hair and step into the feedback every Monday night.

What: Open Turntables Night

Where: Savage Beagle

Come and talk to Milton. House, breaks and hip hop DJs preferred.

Who: DJ Ryder

What: Magnum Opus

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Retro boogie night. Dress to the nines and come shake your booty.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

DJ Rich plays tunes through the night.

What: Service Industry Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Locals’ night in the shoulder season.

Tuesday, June 4

MUSIC WORLD UNITE

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Amsterdam Pub

With your host Randy of Whistler Music. Play live in the pub with some of the best musicians in the valley.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Adult entertainment by ladies, for men.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ AV

Where: Maxx Fish

Eclectic hip hop from DJ AV, with old school and rock too.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip hop beats from Seanski.

Wednesday, June 5

OUT OF THIS WORLD TUNAGE

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Doug returns with delightful ditties and soul-searchin’ ballads.

What: Euchre tournament

Where: Hoz’s Pub

7 p.m. start for this weekly event.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Ladies, men and little boy fantasies.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: Boogie Café with DJ Czech

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ Czech spins beats for you, apres-ski and into vinyl mode.

Who: DJ Diamond Doug

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

A diamond in the ruff or a sparkling, well-cut jewel?

What: Spare Grooves

Where: Maxx Fish

Mat the Alien and Kilo Cee bring you Whistler’s hip hop with incredible ease.

Who: Guest DJs

Where: The Shack

Acid jazz, disco and retro on tap.

Who: Def Star Dub with Mr. Wilson

Where: Savage Beagle

Downtempo beats and hip hop this evening.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Tone Ballone kicking out the tunes!

Thursday, June 6

SECRET WORLD OF SOUND

Who: Sharkey’s Machine

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Three-piece wild party band brings you rock ’n rollin’ favourites.

What: Double Daze Pool Tournie

Where: Boot Pub

Pool tournie for those with know how to sink a ball.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Beats and Breaks

Where: Maxx Fish

DJ Vinyl Ritchie sets the record straight playing his big, sexy funk. Scott Arkwell voted best DJ in B.C. two years in a row by readers of the Georgia Straight.

What: Locals’ Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

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

Who: DJ Peacefrog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Thirst-day at Bill’s; music by Peacefrog.

What: Waxed

Where: Savage Beagle

Milton and Toddski play house and breaks tonight.

What: Ladies Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Looks good, smells good, it’s all good… ladies’ night at Moe’s.