Two of hip hop’s legendary crews, the Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block, join forces to bring their grimy New York sound to Whistler next Wednesday (Feb. 27). The Wu’s Ghostface Killah and D-Block’s Sheek Louch released their anticipated self-titled debut in November after months of rumours that the pair would be working together. Wu-Block hits the stage at Moe Joe’s at 9 p.m. The $20 tickets are available at Evolution and El Furniture Warehouse in the Village, or at www.clubzone.com.
Learn oil painting with Lucy Collins
Both beginners and intermediate level painters can improve their prowess with oil painting on Thursday (Feb. 21) at the White Dog Whistler Gallery. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lucy Collins leads a workshop — and tailors her tutorial based on individual skill levels — with participants creating a thumbnail sketch, followed by a value study and ending with the final painting in three colours.
The cost of the workshop is $100. Go to whitedogwhistler.com for more info and a list of supplies you’ll need for the class.
Papa Josh at Pemberton Hotel
If the toe-tapping and ever-groovy sound of funk music is what gets you moving, then head out to the Pemberton Hotel on Friday (Feb. 22) as Whistler’s Papa Josh brings out the old school riffs — as well as some modern grooves — starting at 10 p.m.
The Whistler Library’s community room hosts a creative workshop series about writing descriptive and emotive short stories on Saturday (Feb. 23) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For kids ages 12 to 16 years, this is the second of three workshops presented by Sherry Nakanishi, the creator of The Magical Butterfly, a book of original fables.
Register for the writing series at the library, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 604-935-8436.
Yoga Cara Karma class
On Sunday (Feb. 24), Yogacara is running the next installment of its monthly "Pay-it-forward" Karma class. Essentially, the class payment is by donation to the local food bank, plus for each student that is on the mat, Yogacara donates $3 to the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program. The class starts at 11:45 a.m.
BallistiK Jam and ticket giveaway
Also on Sunday (Feb. 24), DJ Test Pilot, Briden and Miss KosmiK will be playing the best progressive house and breaks with a psychedelic twist at the Savage Beagle’s BallistiK Jam with a Believe Festival ticket giveaway. There’s no cover and doors open at 9 p.m.
Basket Weaving Workshop
Sunday is also the day to create your very own cedar basket at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre (SLCC). From 1 to 3 p.m., Janet Jacobs teaches you the traditional uses and designs of inner cedar bark baskets. The cost is $75 and includes all materials plus admission to the SLCC exhibits.
Call 604-964-0990 or email email@example.com to book your spot.
BC Hospitality Foundation Fundraiser
The Brewhouse pub hosts a special Martini Night with a DJ in memory of Jim Hickman on Monday (Feb. 25) at 8 p.m. The event is a BC Hospitality Foundation fundraiser with the Restaurant Association of Whistler to raise funds for the foundation.
Searching for Sugar Man
Want to learn about “the greatest '70s rock icon who never was?”
Check out MY Millennium Place on Wednesday (Feb. 27) at 7 p.m. for the incredible movie Searching For Sugar Man. The documentary tells the true story of a singer named Rodriguez — discovered in Detroit in the ‘60s — whose first album bombed, and he disappeared … only to find out years later he had become an icon in South Africa.
Admission price is $8 at the door, or $6 when you purchase the six-month pass for $36.
Win Your Rent
Animal Nation hosts its fourth Win Your Rent Party at Merlin’s on Wednesday (Feb. 27) with $500 up for grabs. Entry ballots for the cash can be won every Tuesday at Merlin's Trivia Tuesday, and can also be won the night of the draw for any ol' thing, such as lowest limbo, fastest beer chug, pants-off-dance-off or whatever fun game is brought up in the moment. This month’s entertainment is Vancouver Island's Georgia Murray & D-Whiz, as well as Vancouver's Cityreal.
Canadian DJ Skratch Bastid — the first Canadian ever to be nominated for a Juno Award for Producer of The Year in 2008 — hits the Maxx Fish stage on Wednesday (Feb. 27) with doors opening at 9 p.m.
Tickets are $10 in advance, and available at Maxx Fish or Hempire.