Can you sing? How about playing an instrument? Maybe you’ve got a spoken word monologue you’d like to try out on a real live audience, or a standup comedy routine. Well, if you think you’ve got the talent, Creative 5 Eclectic has the place for you to show it off. The cabaret-style, open mic art showcases usually happen every second Friday, and for this week’s edition (Dec. 28) the full Eclectic 5 Band hosts a special holiday open mic and jam session at Dusty’s Bar and BBQ at 9 p.m.
Admission is by donation, so bring your songs, spoken word, rants, monologues, dialogues, comedy, instruments of all sorts and join in to celebrate the holidays.
New Year’s Eve Races
Looking for something a little “racy” to do on New Year’s Eve?
Drop by the Whistler White Spot on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) starting at 8 p.m. to watch horse racing, make “bets” and aid charity. For the event, guests get fake money to bet on televised horse races that will run throughout the evening. Winners can then spend their winnings bidding on auction items like hotel nights, snowmobile trips, spa vouchers and more. Tickets also include sparkling wine upon entry and at midnight, as well as appies. Proceeds from the event go to aid the Peaks Foundation, a registered non-profit that “organizes inspirational trekking expeditions for women who seek adventure, a sense of personal achievement and an opportunity to make a positive difference in the world.”
Tickets are $35 and available at the White Spot (cash) or online via PayPal at www.3peaks3weeksPeru.com.
AWARE presents: Kim Slater
If you’d like to kick off the New Year with a little bit of inspiration and some insight into a better tomorrow, then stop by the Whistler Museum and Archives on Wednesday (Jan. 2) as AWARE (Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment) presents a talk with environmentalist and runner Kim Slater.
Last summer, Slater ran 1,170 km, the length of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, connecting with communities along the way, and capturing their perspectives via film and social media, and asking people to envision a cleaner energy future. On Wednesday, Slater shares her journey in a presentation on the Gateway, a clean energy future and her run at 6 p.m.