The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) returns to Whistler for free concert programs over the weekend.
On Friday (July 19), it’s Light Classics, featuring Mayuko Kamio on violin playing works from Sibelius, Stravinsky and more. On Saturday (July 20), the VSO returns with Masterworks at 8 p.m., conducted by Sean Newhouse. The program includes Mozart’s timeless Marriage of Figaro: Overture and works from Mendelssohn and Dvorak.
On Sunday (July 21) at 2 p.m., children can get a taste of classical music with the VSO’s ‘Kids' Koncert: Beethoven Lives Upstairs,’ conducted by Gordon Gerrard. Set in 19th-century Vienna, the performance is a poignant tale of music, friendship and genius that will feature excerpts from more than 25 of Beethoven’s most beloved works.
For more info, go to www.whistler.com/events/vso.
3D chalk masters return to Whistler
The Village Stroll transforms into a giant blackboard for talented international artists from July 18 to 21, as Whistler welcomes master street painters Melanie Stimmell Van Latum, Anat Ronen, and Alex Maskiov for captivating and incredible 3D chalk art in Renaissance and Classical styles.
Over the four-day event, the artists are set to create four large murals in conjunction with a two-day workshop, A Taste of Local Chalk Art, designed to teach local artists the techniques of 3D chalk art.
Whistler Art Workshops
The resort’s beautiful Alta Lake Station House is the location for the Whistler Arts Council’s popular Whistler Art Workshops series, which continues over the weekend with artist Suzanne Northcott’s ‘Intimate Landscape: Nature Inspired’ session from July 19 to 21. On July 20, photographer Jeffrey Boyce leads a session called ‘Photography in the Field: Intermediate and Advanced Level’ at Millennium Place and throughout Whistler Village starting at 9 a.m.
To register, or for more information, go to www.artswhistler.com.
WAG Dog Wash
Whistler Animal Galore’s (WAG) annual Dog Wash Fundraiser takes place on Saturday (July 20) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Whistler Village Fire Hall. The event features a dog wash for $15 donation, plus a barbecue, bake sale and more, with proceeds going to fund WAG’s awesome animal programs.
For more info, go to www.whistlerwag.com.
Saturday at The Point
Also on Saturday at The Point Artist Run Centre (5678 Alta Lake Rd.) from noon to 6 p.m., there’s live music under the lakeside tent by Dawn Walsh and Tom McCoy, plus the Book Shop Cafe for lunch and gelati, Bodies of Water Art Show, swimming and much more.
Raw Food Diets
On Sunday (July 21), the Yogacara Studio (4433 Sundial Cr.) hosts a certified holistic nutritionist who will cover how eating raw foods can offer a way to lose weight, boost energy, detoxify the body and gain mental clarity. The session runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and pre-registration is required. Go to www.yogacarastudios.com for more info.
Fort Knox Five
Washington, D.C.-based band Fort Knox Five plays the GLC on Wednesday (July 24) at 8 p.m. The group plays a heady fusion featuring elements of funk, reggae, hip-hop and electronica.
Tickets for the show are $10. For more on the band, go to www.fortknoxfive.com.