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This Mountain Life screens in Whistler

Arts News: The Rocky Horror Picture Show returns; Pemberton Museum hosts Halloween party; Popcorn and Picasso combines art and snacks

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It might be ski and snowboard film premiere season, but the Whistler Film Festival is adding a new mountain film into the mix that gets at the heart of our mountains.

The festival is set to host the Whistler screening of the new film This Mountain Life at the Rainbow Theatre next Thursday, Oct. 25. The film goes beyond ski resorts to feature people who head into the deep wilderness, each for their own different reasons.

Set in the mountains of B.C., there's the mother-daughter team who set off on a six-month, self-supported journey, a harrowing avalanche rescue, a group of nuns who live in a mountain retreat and a couple who have lived off-the-grid for five decades.

The film's director, Grant Baldwin, will attend the screening to host a Q&A session afterwards.

Tickets for the film, which is set for 7 p.m., are $25, including one drink and entry to the after party at Tapley's where local band Lazy Ghost will perform.

Get them at whistlerfilmfestival.com/tickets.

Spooky screening

Celebrate Halloween early with a screening of the beloved cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The film is screening once again at the Maury Young Arts Centre on Sunday, Oct. 28. Strictly 19-plus, it will feature live actors, costumes, props and "a rowdy Whistler audience that is just as inappropriate as you are," according to Arts Whistler, which is putting on the event.

Audience members are encouraged to don their own costume and come armed with props—though there will be $5 prop bags for sale on site as well.

The party starts at 7:30 p.m. with the film at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of. They're available at artswhistler.com/live.

Pemberton Museum hosts Halloween

Kids under 12 who are looking to get into the Halloween spirit ahead of trick-or-treating can head down to the Pemberton Museum on Saturday, Oct. 27. The annual event will include a Spooky School House, Scary Shopkeeper, and a Freaky Scavenger Hunt—as well as hot dogs, hot chocolate and marshmallows.

Carve a pumpkin and bring it down for judges, who will choose the spookiest submission.

There will also be prizes for best costume in each age group at 2:30 p.m.

For more information visit pembertonmuseum.org.

Popcorn and Picasso

Someone is celebrating a birthday—and you're invited.

Mark what would've been Pablo Picasso's big 1-3-7 with Arts Whistler's latest Art Lab session called Popcorn and Picasso on Thursday, Oct. 25.

The class is open to experienced painters and newbies alike, led by local artist Natasha Louise. There will be plenty of inspiration, popcorn and beer and wine on hand.

The cost is $40 for members or $45 for non-members as well as $10 for supplies for both groups. Sing up at artswhistler.com/classes.

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