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Rusko leads World Ski and Snowboard Festival DJ line-up

Bud Light Freeride Club Series line-up also named



British dubstep DJ Rusko will play into the wee hours at The END, presented by Electrostub, at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF).

He will be supported by Vancouver DJ Sleepy Tom, along with Mat the Alien and Scratch Bastid. The END takes place at the Whistler Conference Centre on Saturday, April 19.

Tickets are $35. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.wssf.com/event/end-0.

The Bud Light Freeride Club Series line-up at WSSF has also been announced. Select clubs around Whistler will host the following performers:

Longstride at Tapley's Pub (Sunday, April 14), Ed Solo at the Garibaldi Lift Company (Monday, April 14), Praiz/Emotionz at Garfinkel's (Tuesday, April 15), The Planet Smashers at Moe Joe's (Wednesday, April 16), Shapeshifter at The Longhorn (Thursday, April 17), and The Original Wailers at Buffalo Bill's (Sunday, April 20).

Further bookings for the Outdoor Concert Series during WSSF include Animal Nation, The Glitch Mob DJ set following the Monster Energy Shred Show (all Saturday, April 12), Longstride and Sneaky Sound System (Sunday, April 13), Year of the Wolf (Wednesday, April 16), Lovecoast and Five Alarm Funk (Saturday, April 19).

Outdoor Concert Series shows begin at 2:30 p.m. with the second set at 4 p.m. The Glitch Mob DJ Set takes place at 9 p.m.

WSSF online art store launches

Want to own a piece of art by a talented Whistler artist?

The online store for Skullcandy State of the Art, the visual arts part of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival, has been launched.

Featuring dozens of artists, including Chili Thom, Andrea Muller, Vanessa Stark and others, the site was launched Wednesday, April 2.

To browse the works on offer and make purchases, visit artstore.wssf.com.

ET Canada's Erin Cebula hosts WFF Spring Fling

Entertainment Tonight Canada reporter Erin Cebula is hosting Spring Fling — A Taste of Whistler, put on by the Whistler Film Festival (WFF).

A feast of fine wine and appetizers from some of Whistler's best restaurants and culinary providers takes place at the Mt. Currie Ballroom at the Hilton Whistler on Saturday, April 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be live entertainment from DJ Smokey, a silent and live auction and a grand prize raffle.

Tickets are $50 and are still available at the WFF website, by email at program@whistlerfilmfestival.com or by calling 604-938-3203.

Whistler Cup Music Festival showcases local talent

The Whistler Cup Family Music Festival has announced some of the acts performing from April 4 to 6 onstage in Village Square. Local talent will be showcased over three days.

Stephen Vogler and friends perform on Friday, April 4 at 2 p.m., followed by Rachel Thom at 3 p.m.

The performers on Saturday, April 5, include Jon Shrier (2 p.m.), Dawn Walsh Duo (3 p.m.) and performers from LB Productions (4 p.m.).

On Sunday, April 6, performers include Susan Holden and Sean Rose of Poor Dirty Sylvia (2 p.m.), The K Band (3 p.m.), and The Rutherford Trio (4 p.m.).

RMOW call for artists for fall and winter banners

The Resort Municipality of Whistler invites artists to submit proposals for a series of fall and winter street banners. 

The selected artists will be responsible for developing a theme, creating four designs based on the theme and creating the designs through consultation with a banner production company.

The banners will be installed on Whistler's street light posts for display in the fall and winter of 2014 and then again in the fall and winter of 2015. 

The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 28.

For more information, visit www.whistler.ca.

Emily Carr students 'break ground' at Britannia Mine Museum

A multi-media art show featuring the work of Students from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design is opening at the Britannia Mine Museum in Britannia Beach.

"Breaking Ground" is the theme of the show, which runs from April 4 to May 2.

The art can refer to work done my miners or the museum. The themes include paint and collage, gels and wax, layering techniques, and non-brush projects.

Artists talks take place on Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m.

Free for museum members or with regular admission.

Former Pique writer publishes children's book

Former Pique writer Shelley Arnusch has published Too Many Teddies, a children's book for youngsters up to seven years old.

The book is the story of a little girl who has too many beloved stuffed toys and who decided to take them to a park and give them away to other children. As a reward for being so generous, her mother throws a Teddy Bear Picnic and invites all her new friends.

Too Many Teddies is available at Armchair Books in Whistler Village.


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