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Friday, Sept. 20

FRIDAY WISHES

Who: Whole Damn County

Where: Moe Joe’s

Check out Whistler’s favourite cover band, with killer cover tunes and originals.

Who: Leanne Lamoureux

Where: Crystal Lounge

Local musician Lamoureux sings soulful ballads tonight at the lounge.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

A Celtic blend of originals and covers from the duo, accompanied by sounds of the fiddle.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Live adult entertainment at the Boot Pub.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Fresh Fridays with DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

Getting fresh this evening? Local spinster DJ R3 plays a mix of mainly hip hop (Eminem to Swollen Members), with a touch of R&B, every Friday night. Live mixing some nights. Turn-tabling delights, all the time, every week.

What: Free Love Fridays

Where: Maxx Fish

Friday night is "sex-it-up night" for the locals’ love in. Special guest DJs weekly, for the very best in bumping beats and just to increase the love.

Who: T.G.I.F. with DJ Deadly Cam

Where: Tommy Africa’s

What: Hip-Hop & Reggae Attack

A blend of hip-hop, old school and reggae. This young virtuoso brings to Tommy’s an unmatched enthusiasm for this genre of music. Thank God it’s Friday Cam has named his night as he feels his buddies and fly girls need a night to call their own…. This is it!

Who: DJ Peacefrog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Peacefrog with familiar tunes from the latest Top 40 charts.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

A mix of Top 40 hits tonight and Saturday.

PUBS & PATIOS

Where: Citta’

Looking for someone? Citta’s central location attracts locals and visitors as traditionally the best people watching spot in Village Square. Enjoy a variety of pints on tap and chat about the ball game. Open for lunch; low key candlelight dining upstairs into the summer evening.

Where: The Brew House

Brew House tunes are always hopping, from morning to night. Outdoor patios make for great people watching in the village. Near all the bars, clubs and shops in between Marketplace and Village Square.

Where: Havana Lounge

Located above Castro’s Cuban Cigar Store in the St. Andrew’s Building, for estate coffees, decadent desserts and film screenings. Open Thursday-Sunday, 5 p.m. to midnight. Relax in leather couches while enjoying classic Hollywood movies.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

Hoz’s has survived the Lake Placid Road construction extravaganza and is readily accessible once again. Just follow the fresh black top in Creekside. Enjoy a cool one at Hoz’s.

Where: Amsterdam Pub & Café

A funky place for a pint, a martini, or a meal, overlooking the Village Square. Live music some nights. For an international, younger crowd visit the ’Dam.

Where: Merlin’s

Open Fridays through Sundays, Merlin’s has a view of Blackcomb Mountain and the buzz of mountain staffers. Patio and occasional live music at the half-moon stage. Two levels, loads of seating.

Where: Black’s Pub

The warming floor for locals apres-ski. Located at the foot of both village gondolas. With snow-capped peaks and the mountain bike park 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, Sept. 21

MUSICAL LATTES

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Today and Sunday afternoon, Rob Funk plays solo on guitar and piano from noon hour onwards.

Who: Gordo

Where: Crystal Lounge

Live tunes from Pemberton musician Gord Rutherford, on guitar at the Lounge tonight with an upbeat show. Rock ’n’ roll songs too.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: Superfunk with DJ Keph

Where: Maxx Fish

DJ Keph is the master of the dance floor and Saturday night belongs to him. Blasting all of his uber-sexy funk, R&B, dance, and hip hop, "this boy’ll spin yer ass into the ground."

Who: DJ Stoli

Where: Garfinkel’s

Stoli with funky tunes.

Who: DJ Peacefrog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

A busy dance floor with great music – arrive early.

Who: DJ Milton

What: Off the Hook

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Whistler legend, DJ Milton (Easy Groove Productions) is a "scintillating master of the tables," spinning Tribal Tech House Music. "Since Milton has come back to Tommy’s we have seen a dramatic change in our early clientele staying late into the night to catch his entire evening’s repertoire," adds management.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

See Friday’s listings.

Who: DJ Tone

Where: Moe Joe’s

DJ Tone Ballone at your service, a unique style all of his own pumpin’ out the tunes.

Sunday, Sept. 22

THE BIG APPLE

Who: NYC’s Guru with Gang Starr

Where: Garfinkel’s

Rapper Guru and Gang Starr in town tonight at Garf’s. See article.

Who: Sector 7, Retaliation

Where: Boot Pub

Harder sounds at the Boot tonight.

What: Whistler Comedy Festival

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Derrick Cameron from Seattle, Paul Breau and Viv Pfeffer from Vancouver on tonight. Comics perform through Wednesday at Bill’s, line up changes nightly. Two shows nightly, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

What: Open Mic night

Where: The Crystal Lounge

You never know who might show up to play or listen at the lounge, and that’s the beauty of the place. All musicians are welcome, new in town, old in town, musically inclined and keen to get onstage. Proper stage with lighting available. No time like the present!

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Afternoons catch Rob Funk solo, serenading as you sip your caramel latte.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Tyler Johnson

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy’s Africa

Tommy’s welcomes from Vancouver the Masterful DJ Tyler Johnson playing his specialty Breaks and Bangin’ House. With Resident DJ Shandy Rae, Soul Kitchen is Whistlers longest running house night.

Monday, Sept. 23

DIDGIN’ OUT

Who: Xavier Rudd

Where: Boot Pub

Upstream Entertainment presents Oz wonder Xavier Rudd on guitar and didgeridoo, in his return to Whistler with songs from To Let . See article.

What: Whistler Comedy Festival

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Derrick Cameron from Seattle, Nikki Pearson and Josh Stubbs from Vancouver perform tonight. Through Wednesday, comics entertain the crowd at Bill’s, lineup changes nightly. Two shows nightly, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

What: Karaoke night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Do you wanna be the next AC/DC? Some of these kids do… come on out for rock covers and more fun, fun, fun, at karaoke night.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Magnum Opus with DJ Ryder

Where: Tommy Africa’s

The only place to be on Monday’s, Tommy Africa’s Retro Boogie night of awesome Top 40-dance music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The most fun you can have on a Monday.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

DISCO FEVER

What: Open Mic night

Where: Amsterdam Pub

Your host Randy of Whistler Music introduces live music every Tuesday, "so popular it had to be moved to a bigger venue." Play live at Amsterdam Pub with some of the best local musicians in the valley.

What: Whistler Comedy Festival

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Kevin Foxx from Vancouver, Tracey MacDonald from Ottawa, and Graham Clark from Vancouver. Through Wednesday night comics entertain the crowd twice nightly at Bill’s. Lineup changes nightly.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Jungle Soldier

What: Jungle ’n’ Breaks night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Jungle Soldier, a.k.a. Jamie Tobin, brings drum and base with breakbeat sounds at this weekly event.

What: Disco Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Put together your best disco duds and come check out the retroness!

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip hop tonight with DJ Seanski.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

HA HA HA

What: Whistler Comedy Festival

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Tim Lowing from Vancouver, Aubrey Tennant from Vancouver, Dylan Rhymer from Vancouver. Two shows nightly, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Who: Brickhouse

Where: Moe Joe’s

Locals’ night featuring live blues with Brickhouse. A long-time local bids us farewell this night Stu Need of Moe Joe’s heads off to Mammoth. Party starts 9 p.m., band at 10 p.m.

Who: Doug Craig

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Merriment, mayhem, songs like Cecilia, an up-tempo show from long term local musician Doug Craig.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Spare Grooves

Where: Maxx Fish

Whistler’s premiere hip hop night, Spare Grooves features Mat the Alien and Kilo Cee every Wednesday. Stylish duds and a packed, swaying dance floor are usually part of the scene which revs up post-midnight. A busy dreamscape; toques galore.

What: Boogie Café with DJ Czech

Where: Garfinkel’s

First half of the evening experience down-tempo play with a touch of rare groove at this weekly Whistler event. The second half of the evening at Garf’s features up-tempo beats and a nice blend of house.

Who: Mr. Wilson and Def Dubs

Where: Savage Beagle

Old school hip hop and breaks.

Thursday, Sept. 26

SOUNDGARDENS

Who: The Tragically Hick

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Formerly called Oongakka Chang, new style, four-piece bluegrass band The Tragically Hick are making the rounds.

Who: Leth Dodis

Where: Moe Joe’s

New age rock featuring Leth Dodis.

Who: Cold Snap

What: Music Industry Night jam evening

Where: Boot Pub

House band Cold Snap and friends play tonight with invited guest musicians. Evening is presented in conjunction with Esound/Jam City Music production services.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Vinyl Ritchie

Beats and breaks with DJ Vinyl Ritchie, who’s gonna set the record straight every Thursday night. Scott Arkwell was voted best DJ 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 Erin and DJ Stoli shake things up down below.

Who: DJ Peacefrog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

It’s thirst-day at Bill’s; music by Peacefrog.

What: Locals’ night, "the real deal"

Where: Moe Joe’s

Local prices and a locals’ night – that’s the real deal.

Who: DJ Pro

Where: Savage Beagle

Dub roots and dancehall reggae.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Breaking Ground, film, Sept. 27, Merlin’s

Slow Nerve Action, Sept. 30, Boot Pub

DJ Fluid, Oct. 1, Tommy Africa’s

Josh Gontier, Oct. 4-5, Crystal Lounge

Dave Crowley Band, Oct. 7, Garf’s