Well for starters it’s Whistler and Whistler is AWESOME! (well not when it gusts 80k and the mountain shuts down. Copying Squaw). On the other hand there are only 17 days of “official” winter left before the first day of spring. But chances are if you visit Unofficial Whistler dot com you don’t pay any attention to the seasons just the snow report. Anyway enjoy the pow and the scheduled sun for this weekend.
First off: The backcountry advisory as of Thursday March 3, is… ALPINE: High. TREELINE: Considerable. Always check for the most current conditions before heading out into the backcountry. Daily updates for the areas adjacent to Whistler/Blackcomb are available at 604.938.7676. OR on the world wide web at:www.whistlerblackcomb.com/weather. Here you will also find a a link to the CAA public avalanche bulletin
Friday-Sunday, MAR 4-6- Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Friday-Sunday, MAR 4-6- Free small coffee at McDonald’s. All day. Enjoy the last three days of a week long promoton put on by McDonald’s. Go and get a free coffee. Single-Single, double-double or my personal favorite, black
Friday, MARCH 4- The Stanley Cup is Coming To Whistler. Scoitabank. 3-7pm. Capture your moment with the Stanley Cup. The Stanley cup and a historical hockey exhibit are coming to the Whistler Community. Come Early –Don’t miss your chance to be seen with Lord Stanley’s cup. SPACE IS LIMITED. I imagine that the Stanley Cup in Canada would be like a moths on a light. Just a flood of Canucks. Oh boy. First 500 people will have their photo taken professionally with the Stanley cup for free. For more information GO HERE.
Friday, MAR 4 –Big Mountain Rhythm. Fifty-Two 80 Bistro. Four Seasons. 5pm Come Join ‘yer good buddies for an evening of great tunes and cold beer. Check the website of Big Mountain Rhythm HERE
Friday, MAR 4 –Payday Feidays. Moe Joe’s. Thank God it’s Friday and thank god that you get to spend the night with DJ Praiz. DJ Praiz is really good. Don’t believe me? Okay then ignore that he opened for almost every medal ceremony during that event…oh yeah The Olympics. DJ Praiz will make you feel good, all over. And if you ask he will give you a shout out, maybe even a pro call out. GNAR
Saturday, MAR 5 –Redeye Empire. GLC. The Vancouver reggae band brings their grooves to Whistler. Supported by Stoned Moses. Tickets $10 at the door (it gets so real sometimes). Actually they are pretty good. Check out the video and more songs online HERE!
Saturday, MAR 5 –Corona Saturday. Tommy Arfica’s. 9:30pm. Hopefully you saw DJ Praiz the night before and he, well, either got you laid or made you dance or…..something. So on Saturday come see him again. This time he plays a smooth blend of hip hop, dance music, house and top 40. Doors at 9:30.
Sunday, MAR 6 –The Idlers. Merlin’s. Part Dance, part world music and truly indie, the Idlers show is a genre-blending music carnival and it will make you dance. Check out the website of the Idlers HERE
Sunday, MAR 6 –Whistler Junglists presents the Suave Assassins DJ crew from VAN. Tommy Africa’s. 9:30pm. These guys are some of the biggest drome and bass and womp womp DJs coming our of Vancouver. Come check it out. If you have any energy left from the weekend. Check out their portal to the World Wide Web HERE
Monday, MAR 7- InspirEarth. Millennium Place. 7pm. Come Talk about sustainable food production with Kiran Desruisseaux from InspirEarth. A free film will be show at the event. Just so happens that the guy who runs unofficial whistler. Yep. Yeah that would be me. Studied sustainable agriculture in Cuba for five weeks last year with UBC as well took several classes on sustainable food production. We are expected to reach Peak oil in 2015, think about that, then think how far your food travels to arrive on your plate in Whistler. Maybe next time you eat out don’t order the Papaya salad. Hope to see you at this event because in order to get the world to eat local we must be vocal.
Monday, MAR 7 –GZA. Moe Joe’s. 9pm. GZA (aka the Genius) is one of the founding member of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan and quite possibly the smartest of the bunch, which is why they call him the GZA. He also released arguably the best solo album to come from the Clan and, like the ablum title itself, his rap style will cut through you like a liquad sword. “FINISH HIM”. His show at Moe Joe’s will sell out incredibly fast so you’ll want to jump on these tickets fast…. Really fast. Tickets are $20 and are available at Moe Joe’s, Evolution, Billabong, Showcase, and online. For more information on GZA check out his info on Wikipedia HERE
Oh yeah… Funny story about the Wu-Tang clan. I put a sticker on the RZA, and lived. Not going to even attempt to sticker GZA but maybe I can get a picture like this! Look at that ring. PIMP
Tuesday-Wednesday, MAR 8-10-Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Tuesday, MAR 8 –Industry Theme Tuesday. Village Lounge and NightClub. 9:30pm. Vegas Costume Party is this weeks industry three Tuesday dress code. Dress in your best chains, hats, shades and fake fur. There is a $100 cash prize for the best Dressed Fear & Loathing, Best Elvis Outfit and best Fake Fut. This (costume) party is hosted by Larun F & Crew. There is sing-along drinking music all night long. Sure to be a good time.
Wednesday, MAR 9 –Beatnik Café. Elephant Castle. This is an open mic night for anybody and everybody. Dust off your finest juggling pants, restring your banjo Bela, or put the finishing touches on your sequel to Beowulf. In other words this night is yours, Send it and so with it what you will.
Wednesday, MAR 9 – Whistler University Frat Parties Presents “Jersey Nite”. Tommy Africa’s. 9:30pm. Dress in a team’s Jersey. There are Canucks tickets up for grabs. There area also games and prizes. Don’t know if it’s actually a Frat night. They should be more clear. Because anything with fraternity written on it makes me gag. Tommy Africa’s dot com won’t help you
Wednesday, MAR 9- Carlos Del Junco and the Blues Mongrels Band. Millennium Place. 8pm. The seven time winner of the Canadian Maple Blues Harmonica Players of the year award comes to Whistler. Word on the streets of Whistler (more like the main strip, not a street at all) is that, “Carlos del Junco’s harmonica is better than Bob Dylan’s”, OHHH. Carlos even says, “Of their [Bob Dylan and Neil Young] generation there aren’t many that come close, but when it comes to the harmonica, in my opinion they’re terrible harmonica players”
– This is versatile playing that transcends what pop music fans will expect from the instrument. He makes the harmonica sound like the Saxophone or electric guitar. He’ll be performing songs from his new album, sometimes sounding like it comes straight out da Big Easy. He will also play some from his solo album “Mojo” which is about at trippy as a harmonica can probably get. So do you really want to here this Carlos guy play this little thing for three hours? and the answer is YES. Tickets are $24 for adults, and $21 for students. Tickets available at Millennium Place. But for now check out Carlos’ website: HERE
Thursday, MAR 10 –DR. Dave. Crystal Lounge. This singer and Guitarist gets carried away with extended acoustic versions and loops. Covering music of different styles this long time local connects with audiences both young and old
Thursday, MAR 10- Kokanee Valley Race Series. Blackcomb Mountain. Skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers are welcome. Everyone can see their runs on video and might win gear prizes at the Kokanee après party. Everyone must register at Guest Relations. Above Jake Cohn ski races. Yep out of the baggy clothes into the spandex. Visit Guest Relations for more information
Friday-Sunday, MAR 11-13-Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Saturday, MAR 12- Showcase Progression Session Snowboard Camp. Showcase Snowboards has hand selected the top of Whistler Coaches so you can be sure to progress your park and pipe skills at the one day camp. Must be 19 or older and be ready to push your park and pipe skills.
Saturday, MAR 12- King of the Rail Presented by Showcase. 7-9pm. Head over to the base of Whistler Mountain and watch this event. If you want to compete registration is at Showcase in the village from 6-7pm. Skiers and Snowboarders are both allowed (sharing is caring)… and first place gets cash money.