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Friday, June 14

SYMPHONIC INTERLUDES

Who: Josh Gontier

Where: Crystal Lounge

Solo guitarist Gontier, of the band Slow Nerve Action, sings ballads tonight.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: Bearfoot Bistro

Looking for jazz? Nightly piano man Cameron Chu keeps conversation-friendly music happening as you catch up on Whistler stories.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Celtic covers from the duo at the Gate.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Adult entertainment by ladies, for men.

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 Erin

What: Passion Fridays, CD Release party for Passion

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Who brings out the PASSION in you? DJ Erin will titillate your senses with grinding house beats that will shake your booty and bring out the animal in you at Tommy Africa’s. Make sure you have your dancing shoes handy! Doors open at 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Tunes from Peace Frog, and no cover for ladies.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

A mix of Top 40 tonight and Saturday.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Live and in person at your service, pumpin’ out the tunes, check out the diversity.

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. Near 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 the background, 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 15

ORCHESTRAL MANOUEVRES IN THE DARK

Who: Josh Gontier

Where: Crystal Lounge

See Friday’s listings.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

From 1 to 5 p.m., guitar and piano stylings from Rob Funk.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Surf videos night

Where: Boot Pub

Always wanted a taste of California? Wishin’ you could surf? Check out the surf video night tonight, good times, good waves, funky boarding.

What: The Revenge of DJ Craig

Where: Maxx Fish

Craig Engman, a.k.a. C the Selecta, has taken over tonight, 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

DJ Lennie opens, followed by Jungle Soldier’s mix of the best break beats on the West Coast. A great night for people who like to dance.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

See Friday’s listings.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

See Friday’s listings.

Sunday, June 16

CAVE BEATS

What: Beat Cave

Where: Maxx Fish

Whistler Music Percussion Center presents Beat Cave, an evening of Jungle, Tribal, Afro-Cuban and Latino beats. This is an open invitation; bring your drum and add to the thunder every Sunday night.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Grooverobber of Lime and Kaleidiscope Records.

What: Weekend Madness

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Busy dance floor and long lineups – get here early.

Monday, June 17

ORGANIC CHORUS OF SOUND

Who: L’il Puddin’

Where: Boot Pub

Organic acoustic folk from Seattle’s L’il Puddin’. See article.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Dr. Seuss theme party, from Shits and Giggles

Where: GLC

Shits and Giggles are at it again, this time with a Dr. Seuss party featuring DJ "Spincat in the Hat" with bumpin’ beats. The design duo add: "the world of Dr. Seuss is all about simplicity… so everything we’re creating for this party will be wacky fuzzy and fun, like giant fur flowers and trees." So pull your Gack from the closet and get into your Seussiest duds. Tickets are $25 at Sushi Village in advance, or at the GLC. And as Dr. Seuss would say, "so up off the ’ouch, come out and play, we promise you this, a real zany day!"

Who: DJ Ryder

What: Magnum Opus

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Retro boogie night. Dress to the nines, it’s costume time, come shake your booty at the longest running locals night in Whistler.

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 18

GROOVIN’ WITH HIP HOP

What: Open Mic

Where: Amsterdam Pub

Open mic with your host Randy of Whistler Music. Play live in the Pub with some of the best musicians in Whistler.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip hop beats from Seanski.

What: Disco Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Prizes for the best’70s gear. Get it, get down, get on down… get out!

Wednesday, June 19

BOOGIE NIGHTS

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Doug goes solo with many songs on his many guitars, lose yourself in a traditional Irish pub environment, with Guinness and some ditties.

What: Weekly Euchre Tournie

Where: Hoz’s Pub

Weekly tournament starts at 7 p.m. Your chance to win cash for your summer gear purchases.

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 20

DIFFERENT OLYMPICS

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Celtic covers and other songs from the duo at Dubh Linn Gate. Tonight is a fund-raiser for the Whistler Museum and Archives Society, tickets $25.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Beats and Breaks

Where: Maxx Fish

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

What: DJ Olympics

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Sik Productions presents the DJ Olympics, this week featuring Nate Jones TK and John Lee of Tilted Records (Seattle), as well as DJ Expo and Andy Clockwork (Vancouver). Opened by Shandy Rae, Canadians versus Americans at all times. Big funky house and bit of techno.

What: Locals’ Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Still the best locals’ night 10 years running. DJ Erin and DJ Stoli 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.

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