Local literature lovers should make sure they’re at 8417 Big Sky Terrace in Whistler on Thursday (Dec. 6) as Whistler Reads discusses the first book by author Stella Leventoyannis Harvey.
Harvey, a Whistler writer who founded the Whistler Writer’s Group, will be talking about her book, Nicolai’s Daughters, based on a true story that follows fictional characters coming to terms with a Second World War atrocity in a small Greek town.
The event starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10.
Go to www.stellaharvey.com for more information on the author.
Papa Josh plays Kypriaki’s
If you’re looking for some low key, funky musical fun this week, drop by Kypriaki's Norte on Friday (Dec. 7) for Papa Josh at 8 p.m. The local Pemberton musician and performer does it all, playing guitar, bass, vocals, electronic drums and percussion using a computer and software to record and playback different parts — or loop — on the spot. His performances won him the 2011 Roland sponsored Canadian Loop Competition and he went on to perform at the World Loop Competition in Frankfurt, Germany last spring.
Go to papajosh.com for more.
Waldorf School Craft Fair
It’ll be difficult to feel bah-humbug on Saturday (Dec. 8) if you happen to be at the 12th annual Children’s Christmas Craft Fair hosted by the Whistler Waldorf School at the Spruce Grove Field House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The festive event features activities like wreath-making and candle-dipping, plus angel ornaments, picture frames, “stained glass” window cards, woodworking stations, fairy wands, festive centerpieces and more. The fair also features tons of great food items, home baked treats, carolling, a bon fire, an artisan market and bake sale.
Mine Museum Community Day
Admission to the Britannia Mine Museum is by donation on Saturday (Dec. 8), as the family friendly venue hosts its annual Winter Community Day. Santa will be on hand for the event, which features the lighting of the super truck, as well as seasonal treats.
Go to britanniaminemuseum.ca for more details.
Electronic Awakening Screening
Are you a fan of electronic dance music?
Discover the genre’s rich history on Sunday (Dec. 9) at the Savage Beagle, as the club hosts a screening of the movie Electronic Awakening at 8 p.m.
The film features interviews with electronic music artists and fans, as well as images from festivals like Burning Man, Earthdance, LoveFest, Moontribe, Wicked, Shambhala and the Boom Festival in Portugal. Following the free screening, there will be a KosmiK Jam hosted by DJ Miss KosmiK.
Bicycles for Humanity Poker Night
The Delta Whistler Village Suites hosts a Bicycles for Humanity Poker Night on Wednesday (Dec. 12) at 6 pm. The event features great prizes and all the proceeds go to charity. Cost is $35 and it’s fist come, first served, so reserve your spot asap!
Contact Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Whistler Resort Information Trade Show
The annual Information Trade Show for this winter will be held on Monday (Dec. 10) at the Whistler Conference Centre from 2 to 6 p.m.
Those interested in learning what’s happening in the resort this season are welcome to attend. With over 50 businesses and organizations attending to provide information and updates on who they are and what they are doing this winter, it is an essential event for front line staff to gain a fuller understanding of Whistler this season.
The trade show is free to attend, but those planning on going are encouraged to bring a donation for the food bank.