Feel the rush at the Canadian premiere of Dopamine
The world-renowned team at Absinthe Films is bringing its latest snowboarding cinematic opus Dopamine to Whistler for the film’s Canadian premiere.
Featuring some of the best boundary-pushing boarders in the biz, including Bode Merrill, Danny Kass, Brandon Cocard and more, the crew hit some of the gnarliest shred spots around the globe. From the Yukon to the Pyrenees, the non-stop aerial action will be sure to inspire Whistler riders ahead of the upcoming winter season.
As in years past, Absinthe Films’ tour will be carbon-neutral and the premiere at Millennium Place on Tuesday (Sept. 10) will include a ton of free swag and may even feature an appearance by some of the Dopamine’s featured riders.
Tickets are available now at Showcase, The Circle and Evolution. The screening starts at 7 p.m., with doors at 6:30.
Visit www.absinthe-films.com to peep the trailer.
Learn to blog
If you’ve been wanting to enter the blogosphere and create your own presence on the Internet but don’t know where to start, drop by the Whistler Public Library today (Thursday, Sept. 5) for the first of two Wordpress Workshops with writer Steve Andrews starting at 5:30 p.m. The session teaches you how to start your own blog or website using WordPress. No experience is necessary; all you need is an “idea or story that you want to share with the world.” The workshop is free to attend, but there are only 10 spaces available. Call (604)-935-8433 to register.
Martin Acosta at Mallard Lounge
On Friday (Sept. 6), Vancouver-based singer-songwriter and producer Martin Acosta plays the Mallard Lounge from 5 to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. until midnight. Acosta has played for audiences all over North America, as well as Europe and Asia, performing a wide range of covers using loop pedals and even a tambourine on his heel.
GranFondo finish line
On Saturday afternoon (Sept. 7), join thousands of cyclists, well-wishers and supporters at the RBC GranFondo finish line in Olympic Plaza for live entertainment featuring DJ Peace Frog, The Hairfarmers, Melanie Dekker and much more.
Pickle that Produce
Grab your mason jars and head to Whistler Community Services next Thursday (Sept. 12) at 6 p.m. for an exciting cooking class that will demonstrate how to pickle fresh summer produce to be enjoyed mid-winter. You’ll need to register in advance by email though at email@example.com or call 604-932-0113.
Artists in Wonderland
Dig out your wackiest and most flamboyant hat to take part in the upcoming Artists in Wonderland fundraiser for the Whistler Arts Council (WAC) on Sunday (Sept. 15). The Mad Hatter-themed event celebrates local arts and culture, and features artistic edible chef creations, Namasthé tea, funky beats spun by Chili Thom, harp music by Alison Hunter, a silent auction, 50/50 draw and more. Even if you don’t have a styling chapeau, you can create one during the party during a hat-making workshop. The fun all goes down from 4 to 7 p.m. at Nita Lake Lodge’s Cure Lounge, which will be transformed into an outrageous and fantastic Wonderland straight out of the Alice books. Admission is $50 and can be purchased at Scotiabank, Millennium Place, or online at www.artswhistler.com.