Young adults and kids with a passion for writing are encouraged to attend the four-day Write it, Read it Camp at the Whistler Public Library, which began Wednesday (Aug. 21) and continue through Saturday (Aug. 24). The workshops for youths aged 10 to 16 let aspiring scribes interact and learn from local and Vancouver kids authors, such as KC Dyer, Caroline Anderson, Eileen Cook and Rebecca Wood-Barrett. Registration is required, and more info can be found at www.whistlerlibrary.ca/events-and-programs/.
Broken Thought Theory at Moe Joe’s
Aussie hip-hop foursome Broken Thought Theory bring their Red White Green Gold Tour to Moe Joe’s Thursday (Aug. 22). The group features two emcees, EaRelevant and State Advanced, plus DJ Beatmaker and producer Prolifik, who together have been making waves in the Sydney scene. Moe Joe’s is the first stop in the band’s very first international tour, with five dates throughout Western Canada. It all kicks off at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the door.
Boot Pub Reunion
If you can remember the Boot Ballet, amateur night and some kickin’ punk nights, then you belong at the Boot Pub Reunion on Saturday (Aug. 24) at the GLC. Closed in April 2006, the Boot Pub was a part of the “old” pre-Olympic Games Whistler that had a vibe, reputation and clientele all its own. Even if you never went to the Boot Pub, this reunion is a great chance to hear some tall tales and bask in the infamy of one of the resort’s more storied and rebellious watering holes. The fun goes down Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at the GLC. Tickets are $20, and available in advance at the venue.
Saturday at The Point
Also on Saturday, The Point Artist-Run Centre on Alta Lake hosts live music under the lakeside tent, the Book Shop Café for gelato, cappuccino and more, plus the Bodies of Water Art Show, swimming from noon to 6 p.m.
Happy Birthday Whistler Library
On Tuesday (Aug. 27) head to the Whistler Public Library to help celebrate its 27th birthday. The day is chock full of events aimed at recognizing the venue’s contribution to literacy and the arts in the resort. The party starts at 9 a.m. with chalk artists on the plaza, as well as Zumba with Carmen Laslett. At 10 a.m. the Small But Mighties musical group performs, followed by the birthday cake at 11 a.m., as well as giant checkers, tic-tac-toe and balancing balls in the plaza. At noon, there’s a film premiere, followed by YogaKids with Lisa Storoshenko from 1 to 3:30 p.m. You’ll also find kids crafts from 1 to 3:30 p.m. as well. Celebrations wind down at 4 p.m. with family story time. For more info, go to www.whistlerlibrary.ca.
White Dog Whistler Gallery workshops
The White Dog Whistler Gallery hosts a plethora of painting and arts workshops through the end of the month. For the next two Thursday (Aug. 22 and 29) it’s clay sculpting, while this weekend (Aug. 23 to 25) you can sit in on Plein Air Painting demos with artist Andrew Gable at the Nita Lake Lodge from 3 to 5 p.m. Finally, two Interpretive Wildlife Paint-Alongs happen on Friday with Karla Mummery. For session prices, more info or to register, go to www.whitedogwhistler.com.