Well for starters it’s Whistler and Whistler is AWESOME! Fresh off 6 feet in the past eight days it appears all my body wants to do is rest, for one day. But just like the crack heads at Main and Hastings I keep coming back to the rock I mean Pow…I Just Can’t Get Enough Also the situation across the big pond, the Pacific, keeps getting scarier. If you can afford to donate to the Canadian Red Cross and help the people in Japan I am sure they would say domo arigato. They need it more than your body needs that 12 pack of beer.
First off: The backcountry advisory as of Firday March, 11, is… ALPINE: Considerable. TREELINE: moderate. 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 18-20- Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Friday, MAR 18–Payday Fridays. 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.
Saturday, MAR 19 –Showcase Showdown. Blackcomb XL Park. 11:30-night. BURTON presents this Superbowl Slopestyle. 11:30 -Kickoff. 12:30 –FORUM Double Dog BBQ. 2:30 –Fourth Quarter Finals. 4:30 –Awards at Showcase in Whistler Village. 8:00 –THIRTYTWO tail gate kegger at Merlin’s
Saturday, MAR 19 –Puff the Majik DJ. Maxx Fish. 9pm Vancouver and Whistler resident gets your Sunday night going with a mix of Top 40, party classics and your favourite tracks that get you moving!
Saturday, MAR 19 –Nations Cup. Skiers Plaza. 4pm. The GMC Nations cup sees Canada take on the United States in a head-to-head race format. This dual salmon format will see eight Canadian skiers take on eight American skiers, each selected from the national teams.
Saturday, MAR 19 –My Darkest Days. GLC. 9pm. The hard hitting Canadian post grunge outfit My Darkest Days comes to town to hedline the Jegermeister Ice Cold Contest Party at the GLC. The band has been on the road nonstop for nine months and has just played a show at the Sound Academy with Papa Roach and Buckcherry. They are blowing up and their album has gone gold in both Canada and the U.S. It all started when Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger was given a demo of MDD’s music and signed them to his 604 label. (he’s a douche). Anyway this music is hard rock for people who like to party while listening to hard rock, yeah okay. ummm. This is beer music and could make you believe that the dream for beer rock musicians is still very real.
Doors are at 9pm, tickets are $10 and can be purchased at ticketweb.ca
Friday-Thursday, MAR 18-24 –PRAY FOR JAPAN. Harajuku Restaurant & Bar. A portion of food purchases at Harajuku Izakaua will go to help the victims of the earthquake in Japan. All proceeds go to the Red Cross. And there is already a donation box set up at the Fuji Market.
Sunday, MAR 20 –Japanese Tsunami Relief Dinner. Edgewater Lodge on Green Lake. Come and eat a 3 course special for $27.50. All proceeds from the night will go to the Canadian Red Cross for Japanese Tsunami Relief. Reservations are appreciated. Call 604.932.0688. And if you have ever wondered what the Red Cross really does with your money: $0.96 per every dollar goes to the disaster.
Sunday, MAR 20 –Glow in the Dark Party . Moe Joe’s. 8pm. Get your glow on! This popular party is back and better than ever with Fidel Ca$hfl ow supplying the tunes, pumping out an intoxicating mix of high energy house, electro, and mash-ups. Get your free glow in thedark gear at the door!
Monday-Sunday, MAR 21-27 –OAKLEY WEEK. Whistler Village and Ski area. All week. Come check out on hill demos at the Whistler Demo Center. There will be athlete signings as well as après parties. Also come meet Oakley pro skier and French Canadian OG JP Auclair. A orginial member of the New Canadian Air Force and one dude who really loves Japan. Come meet him from 5-6 on the 22.
Saturday, MAR 26 –Oalkey Shred Hunt. Whistler Blackcomb. 9am. Everyone loves free stuff…Oalkey’s third annual Shred Hunt. Skiers and Snowboarders are given from 9-2 to locate 200 prizes stashed all over the mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb and in the town of Whistler. Only 200 entries are available and it’s on a first come basis. Free to enter and open to all ages and abilities.
Monday, MAR 21 –The Hairfarmers. Buffalow Bill’s. 5pm Voted Whistler’s fave band for umpteen years running, the infamous local duo of Guitar Doug and Grateful Greg (aka The Hairfarmers) bring the house down with their endless list of cover classics tonight.
Monday, MAR 21 –Stafford Brothers. Village Nightclub & Lounge. 9:30pm. The Brothers are touring Canada and fi lming Part 2 Series of their TV Reality Show on Fox8 TV, come get on camera @ Village! Advance tickets $15 on sale in the Lounge and The Mix by Ric’s. Supported by Lazy B & JT.
Tuesday and Thursday, MONTH of MARCH –Yoga. At the HI Whistler Hostel. 7pm. Every Tuesday and Thursday there is class held in the meeting room on the ground floor and open to the community. Limited mats provide, so try to bring your own. Class by donation (suggest $4).
Tuesday, MAR 22 –Ruckus Deluxes. Dubj Linn Gate. 3:45-5 & 8-12 The amazing fiddle and guitar duo of Chad Oliver and Ian Cameron. Playing everything from traditional Irish to The Beatles, Coldplay and The Cure there is something for everyone.
Tuesday, MAR 22 –Industry Theme Tuesday. Village Nightclub & Lounge. 9:30pm. “Pirates Party” Industry Theme Tuesday, dress in your best Pirate outfit, eyepatch & hook! $100 cash prize contests for best outfi ts female & male categories. I mean who doesn’t want to be Victor Stagnetti (anyone get this joke). Hosted by Bday girl Lauren F & crew, singalong drinking music all night long. Doors 9:30pm…Arrrgh matey!!
Wednesday – Friday, MAR 23-35- Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Wednesday, MAR 23 –Karaoke w/ DJ JewFro. Merlin’s. 8pm Sing songs alongside the DJ with the best alias ever. Every Wednesday, starts at 8 p.m. Free drinks for the first 10 singers.
Wednesday, MAR 23 –Whistler University Frat Night. Tommy Africa’s. 9:30. “90s White Party” A wicked evening full of lots of games and prizes. Wear your best white outfi t and bust a move to all anthems from the 90s with DJ Trix.
Thursday, MAR 24 –“FISH TANKED” with JELO. Maxx Fish. 9pm. This musical master has earned his nickname “The People’s DJ”, playing shows around the world, and remixing an impressive range of pop stars along the way. Taking the “Kitchen Sink” approach to electronic music, JELO plays a live set of electro mixes and samples. Plus, a draw for two catskiing tickets with Powder Mountain each week! Doors open 9:00 p.m. Opening set by FIDEL CA$HFLOW.
Thursday, MAR 24 –Creative 5 Eclectic The cabaret-style. Chpohouse, upstairs. 8pm.Open mic night has returned for Round 2. Hosted by Stephen Vogler with Rajan Das on stand -up bass, the night will feature painters, fi lm makers, actors and any assortment of artists willing to share who they are.
Monday, APR, 18 –START GROWING YOUR ‘STACHES. Sushi village presents the 11th annual Mustache night on April 18, 2011. This is going to be good