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What: LUNAFLIKS One of the best ways to spend a Thursday night in Whistler! This week’s movie is Swedish comedy Slim Suzie. Entry is $5/$3. Bring your blankets and leave the booze at home. For more info call the LUNA hotline at 604-935-8372.

When: Thursday August 16, 9 p.m.

Where: Lost Lake


What: EXPRESSIVE ACRYLICS – INTERMEDIATE An exciting course for painters who really want to produce work in the classroom. Emphasis will be on using colour, building beautiful surfaces, brushwork, design, and personal expression. For more info, go to the Whistler Art Council website.

When: Friday August 17 to Sunday August 19

Where: Chaplin House, Alta Lake


What: ART AT THE MARKET Come see an exciting collection of paintings, pottery, leatherworks, and turned wood. Enter the fundraiser draw to support the Howe Sound Women’s Centre and VISUALS, or vote for your favorite work of art and be entered to win a door prize.

When: Saturday August 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: 39750 Cleveland Ave, next to the Farmers Market


What: FEAST OF FIELDS With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of BC from chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers, and food artisans from across the province at this gourmet harvest festival. $75/each. To buy tickets, go to

When: Saturday August 18, 1 – 5 p.m.

Where: North Arm Farm, Pemberton


What: K9 WINE & DINE FUNDRAISER Check out this fifth annual event which includes a three-course dinner for dogs, buffet for owners, and live entertainment. For more info go to or call 604 935 8364.

When:   Saturday August 18 Where: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa


What: ESTUARY WALKABOUT Leader Edith Tobe will take participants on this hike that will include a brief introduction to what an estuary is, the human impact on the Squamish Estuary, and some discussion on restoration works that have taken place since the 1980s. Be sure to bring your binoculars.

When: Sunday August 19, 1 p.m.

Where: Fisherman’s entrance on the top of the Squamish River dike


What: SLOW FOOD CYCLE A social pedal around Pemberton farms to sample locally grown food. For more info, go to

When: Sunday August 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Community Centre


What: ASHLU RIVER FESTIVAL This has been the biggest whitewater event in Western Canada for the last three years running. For more info, contact Stuart Smith at 604-815-4113 or When: Wednesday August 22 – Sunday August 26

Where: Ashlu River, Squamish


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