What: perseid meteor shower Pick your spot at the park, lie down and watch the meteor shower unfold with the Whistler Astronomy Club. Fast-flying dust particles will light up the night sky with bright streaks in a meteor show. Prime meteor-watching hours are from midnight until dawn. Bring a waterproof ground cover or reclining chair and warm clothes/sleeping bag.
When: Thursday August 11, beginning at dark
Where: Rainbow Park
What: LUNAFLIKS A pinstripe-suited mob of gangsters descends on a poor village and crazy hilarity and fighting ensues. Dont miss the Kung Fu Hustle on the big screen in an idyllic outdoor setting. Bring blankets and chairs to make the night complete. Tickets are $5, or $3 with LUNA card. Call 604-902-0769. And dont miss Amores Perros on August 18.
When: Thursday August 11, dusk
Where: Lost Lake Park
What: REEL ALTERNATIVES - hank williams first nation A comedy about a Cree elder from Alberta who decides he must visit the grave of his hero, Hank Williams, before he dies. Dont miss this story on the big screen outdoors at Lost Lake. Tickets are $5. Bring chairs and blankets to make it extra cosy. If it rains the movie will be held at Millennium Place at 9 p.m.
When: Friday August 12, 9:30 p.m.
Where: Lost Lake Park
What: Rythmo-synchro The human body and other objects get musical with Rythmo-Synchro, one of a series of performances brought to Whistler by Festival Vancouver. The performance is described as fast-paced and filled with humour. Exotic percussion instruments are also part of the show. Tickets are $15/$10. Call 604-935-8410 for details.
When: Saturday August 13, 3 p.m.
Where: MY Millennium Place
hat: BOOK SALE AT FARMERS MARKET Sundays market just got a little better with the addition of a used book sale booth. All proceeds go to Whistlers Writers Festival. Organizers are still looking for books. Call Stella at 604-932-4518.
When: Sunday August 14 and 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Upper Village
What: TUESDAY NIGHTS TOGETHER Gather with members and friends of the locals churches for a night of BBQ and jazz. The menu is beef on a bun and corn on the cob and Peter Dent will lead the jazz hymn singing around the piano. Call 604-935-8450 if you are able to attend. Tickets are $10/person, $20/family.
When: Tuesday August 16, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Our Lady of the Mountains
What: SLOW FOOD CYCLE Join in this 50 kms en masse bike ride through the rich Pemberton valley and stop at the stalls showcasing local food producers. This is where you can pick up some delicious fresh farm food such as organic blueberries, hazelnuts, garlic, potatoes, greens, beef and of course, seed potatoes. The event is free and open to anyone willing to pedal. A delivery system is available to carry purchases. Check out www.slowfoodcyclesunday.com.
When: Sunday August 21
What: LEGO CREATIONS The Whistler Museum & Archives is hosting a lego building competition for children and adults! The goal is to build an environmentally friendly form of transportation. Cost is $10/family. Pre-registration required. Call 604-932-2019. Space is limited.
When: Sunday August 21, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Spruce Grove Field House