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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - July 2, 2015

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Today is last day of the Adäka Cultural Festival this year.

One of the big events is the fashion show... Dà Ze Tsàn. It is

sold out, but there will be limited, standing room only tickets available at the door starting at 6pm.

The show starts at 7pm at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

Cultural presentations beging today at 11am with the Rematriate Collection.

There will also be a "How to Cut Up a Moose" slideshow and commentary, followed by moose-hide tanning demonstrations.

Storytelling begins at 3pm.

There will also be more public workshops today at the cultural centre.

Check out www.adakafestival.ca for the full schedule of events.

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The third Yukon Plein Air Festival continues today and tomorrow in Whitehorse.

Artists will set up in outdoor locations at the S-S Klondike and at the Visitor Reception Centre.

They'll have five hours to produce a work of art. It will then be hung in the Yukon Artists @ Work gallery.

The artists will also offer workshops to the public on the Wharf.

That's today and tomorrow in Whitehorse.

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Further along the waterfront.. at the Northern Front Studio in Whitehorse.

There's a show opening tonight featuring work by Mary Beattie.

It's called Old Time Teachers, Impressionist Oil Paintings.

The reception is from 5-7pm tonight, with music by Art Johns and Nola.

Mary's paintings will be on display until July31st.

That's in the Northern Front Studio in Waterfront Station.

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Two new exhibitions open tomorrow in the Arts Underground.

In the Focus Gallery... there's "Reflections."

It will feature work by members of the Yukon Art Society.

In the Hougen Heritage Gallery... there's "Somewhere Here."

Friends of the Yukon Archives Society explores what place names tell us about who we are and where we are.

There'll be an opening reception from 5-7pm tomorrow night.

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Now to Arts in the Park...

The visual artist this week is Helen O'Connor.

She uses local fibres and plants to make handmade paper.

And then uses the paper for sculpture, installation, painting and book arts.

The musicians today are The Canucks --- Ray Park, Red Lewis and Ed Isaak.

Tomorrow, it's Blue Creek.

That is Erica Heyligers, Rick Mombourquette, Scott and Roslyn Wilson.

They play acoustic music.

That's Arts in the Park today and tomorrow at LePage Park at Third Avenue and Wood Street.

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You can also catch Blue Creek tomorrow night in Haines Junction.

They're playing the Village Bakery's Friday night concert.

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The NWT's Dana Sipos is performing in the Northern Exposure Summer Concert Series.

That's tomorrow in Dawson City.

She'll perform along with Cud Eastbound, Joey O'Neil who are now based in Dawson.

That's tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Odd Fellows' Ballroom in partnership with the Atlin Arts & Music Festival.

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Also in Dawson City on Saturday...

There'll be a Coffee House & Open Mic At the Gazebo

That's Saturday at 7pm.

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Pat LePoidevin is back in the Yukon.

This time, he's celebrating the new vinyl release of his classic album 'Moonwolves'!

Headless Owl Records has re-mastered and pressed it on vinyl.

To mark the occasion, LePoidevin is playing the Old Fire Hall tomorrow night.

Local musician Patrick Hamilton will open for him.

Get your tickets at Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters or email info@headlessowl.com!

Doors open tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Old Fire Hall.

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And that's your Marquee.

To let us know about your arts and cultural events --- call 668-8460.

Message us on www.Facebook.com/cbcyukon.

...or email anewday@cbc.ca.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 29, 2015

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There are four more days of activities at the Adäka Cultural Festival. Cultural presentations and film screenings begin at 11:30am today.

There's a Father Mouchet Slideshow and Talk ... followed by Allan Code's film Fitness and the Father.

You can also see Es Kime Ani... Gordon Loverin's documentary about a ceremony in Telegraph Creek to welcome home the survivors of residential schools.

There's also Joe Tetlichi's film called Caribou Management in a Time of Uncertainty.

Tonight, there's STORIES FROM THE KITCHEN TABLE --- a presentation of storytelling "in the round".

Tomorrow there are more films ... and tomorrow night, on the MAINSTAGE... it's NEW NORTH COLLECTIVE

It features the world premiere of a new collaborative project featuring Diyet, Pat Braden, Digawolf, Robert van Lieshout, Bob Hamilton, Graeme Peters, with special involvement from Sylvia Cloutier.

You need tickets for that event. It beings at 7 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

Gwaandak Theatre has another play reading.

You can hear "The Ministry of Grace" tomorrow at 6:30pm in the Whitehorse Library Meeting Room as part of Adäka.

That's just a sampling of events.

Check out www.adakafestival.ca for the full schedule of events.

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The third Yukon Plein Air Festival starts today in Whitehorse.

Each day, artists will set up in various outdoor locations in the city. They'll have five hours to produce a work of art.

It will then be hung in the Yukon Artists @ Work gallery.

The artists will also offer workshops to the public on the Wharf.

That's on until Friday in Whitehorse.

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Two new exhibitions open Friday in the Arts Underground.

In the Focus Gallery... there's "Reflections."

It will feature work by members of the Yukon Art Society.

In the Hougen Heritage Gallery... there's "Somewhere Here."

Friends of the Yukon Archives Society explores what place names tell us about who we are and where we are.

There'll be an opening reception from 5-7pm on Friday.

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Now to Arts in the Park...

The visual artist this week is Helen O'Connor.

The musician today is Lara Lewis.

Tomorrow, it's Dana Sipos from the NWT.

There will be NO ARTS IN THE PARK on Wednesday, Canada Day...

That's Arts in the Park at LePage Park at Third Avenue and Wood Street.

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Speaking of Dana Sipos... she's performing in the Northern Exposure Summer Concert Series.

That's set for Friday in Dawson City.

She'll perform along with Cud Eastbound, Joey O'Neil who are now based in Dawson.

That's at the Odd Fellows' Ballroom in partnership with the Atlin Arts & Music Festival

Doors open: 7:30pm

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Also in Dawson City on Saturday...

There'll be a Coffee House & Open Mic At the Gazebo on Saturday at 7pm.

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There's a special film screening tonight...

You can see the film Awake: The Life of Yogananda.

That's at the Old Fire Hall tonight at 7pm.

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It's Music Monday at Antoinettes...

Today's performer is Remy Rodden.. the northern, folk, roots, singer-songwriter.

That's from 6 - 9pm tonight at Antoinettes on Fourth Ave in Whitehorse.

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In Haines Junction... the Village Bakery's Friday night concert series continues.

This week... Blue Creek will be play the outdoor venue.

Music starts at 6:30.

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Of course, Canada Day is coming up Wednesday...

There are lots of celebrations planned in territory... in Whitehorse, at Mount Lorne, Dawson City, Marsh Lake...

Let us know about your events and run them down tomorrow morning.

Email anewday@cbc.ca

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

To let us know about your arts and cultural events --- you can also call 668-8460.

Or message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 25, 2015

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Shauit is coming to town.. for the first concert in the Adaka Cultural Festival.

The Innu/French/English singer songwriter is playing tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

Local band Vision Quest is opening for him.

This is the 5th annual Adaka festival.

Once again, it features seven days of cultural activities on the Whitehorse waterfront.

There will be a gallery and exhibition opening tomorrow at 5pm.

The official opening is tomorrow at 6pm.

Saturday, there's the Four Directions concert from various groups from noon to 4.

Tomorrow, Leela Gilday takes to the stage at 8pm.

Kevin and Jona Barr will be playing at 7pm.

Sunday morning, there will be gospel songs and elder's tea.

There will be a drumming circle Sunday afternoon.

That's just a sampling of the many events planned.

Check out www.adakafestival.ca for the full schedule of events.

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Also on Friday.. there are Saint Jean Baptiste and Solstice events at Shipyards Park.

It starts at 4:30pm with Zumba, then a family dinner... with a youth concert.

There'll be a Barn Dance at 6:30pm with the Barn Dance Band.

That's followed by music from Jordan Lincez, Soir de Semaine and Nicolas Pellerin at Shipyard's Park.

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Today at Arts in the Park ...

Leg Up Hands Down fills the stage with its 6-member, all-star Glitter Rock band.

Tomorrow, Jerry Alfred will be there.

He'll also play this Adaka festival this weekend.

The visual artist this week is Splintered Craft.

That's Arts in the Park at LePage Park at Third Avenue and Wood Street.

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Yukon Pride --- 24 Hours of Gaylight festivities are coming up this weekend...

There's the third annual pride parade on Saturday afternoon at 1, followed by a picnic at Rotary Park.

Saturday, there's a Pride Dance at Antoinette's at 8:30pm.

More details at www.queeryukon.com.

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Join Gwaandak Theatre tonight for another of its Aboriginal Summer Play Readings.

Tonight, it's Tara Beagan's play The Ministry of Grace.

That play reading is at 7:30pm at the Old Fire Hall.

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Over at the MacBride Museum...

Stories of the Klondike Gold Rush have inspired the imaginations of writers and filmmakers for more than a century.

Tonight, the museum is going to feature maps, advertisements, poems and films that explore how the Yukon has been represented in pop culture.

That's 5:30-7:30pm at the MacBride Museum.

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Local author Joanna Lilley is launching her new short story collection tonight.

It's called The Birthday Books... and it's full of stories about the north.

Lilley will read parts of those stories. Whitehorse writer Patricia Robertson is hosting the event.

That's today at 5:30pm at Baked cafe on Main Street in Whitehorse.

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Tomorrow night, on the eve of the 24 Hours of Light Mountain Bike Festival, a mountain bike movie called UnReal is showing at Beringia Centre.

All proceeds from tickets sales go to the Contagious Mountain Bike Club!

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In Dawson City...

There's a special screening of Lulu Keating's film "Lucille's Ball" this Saturday.

It will feature a talk by award-winning film editor Jeanne Slater and director Lulu Keating.

That's Saturday at 7pm at the KIAC Ballroom in Dawson City.

Also in Dawson... there's a fundraiser for the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture.

That's tonight from 5-7pm at the Red Feather Saloon.

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In Haines Junction... the Village Bakery's Friday night concert series continues.

This week... Finch Collective will be on the deck.

That's Gerry Woolridge, Jon Heaton and Gord Miller.

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There's an outdoor music event in downtown Whitehorse this Sunday.

ShedFest is going to be held outside of the Watershed at 6th and Alexander.

Ukes of Hazard will be playing along with Speed Control, Katie Avery, Lianne Cranfield and Patrick Jacobson.

They'll be taking donations to help out the Watershed which was recently robbed and will soon be leaving that location.

That's this Sunday from 12-6pm.

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The Yukon Arts Centre is presenting arts and cultural events this summer on the Wharf in Whitehorse.

Tonight, you can celebrate 25 years of Tai Chi in the Yukon.

That's from 6-7pm.

On Saturday, the weekend version of Fireweed Market will be on the Wharf from 11-3pm.

As part of that, Nicole Edwards and the Puppet Affair will be performing music and puppetry.

That's at 1pm Saturday.

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And that's your Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events --- call 668-8460.

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 22, 2015

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St. Jean Baptiste Day is coming up Wednesday.

There are lot of activities planned in Dawson City and Whitehorse this week to celebrate it.

In Dawson, there will be a family concert at noon on Wednesday at the Front Street Gazebo.

Olivier de Columbel and Ryan McNally will be on stage.

Then that night... Jesse Cooke will feature folk music in French at "The Pit" in the Westminster Hotel.

That will be followed by some Gypsie Jazz by the band, Salt Peanuts.

Then Florian Boulais rounds out the night with electronic music.

That's at the Pit in Dawson Wednesday night.

In Whitehorse, this band, Soir de Semaine, will play LePage Park Wednesday night at 7 as part of Arts in the Park.

Then Friday...  there are St. Jean Baptiste and Solstice events at Shipyards Park.

It starts at 4:30 with Zumba, then a family dinner with a youth concert.

There'll be a Barn Dance at 6:30pm with the Barn Dance Band.

That's followed by music from Jordan Lincez, Soir de Semaine and Nicolas Pellerin. That's at Shipyard's Park.

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At the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre...  check out Shauit.

The Innu/French band is playing the opening of the Adaka Cultural Festival.

Local band Vision Quest is opening for them.

That's Friday at 8 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

The Adaka festival... features seven days of cultural activities.

The event officially opens Friday night at 6.

... including live music by Leela Gilday this Saturday night.

Tickets are on sale now for the ticketed shows.

Check out the full schedule at www.adakafestival.ca

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Today... at Arts in the Park, it's Fawn Fritzen and Daniel Janke

Tomorrow, it's the Blue Warblers.

Wednesday at noon, it's the Bingo Bongo Boogie Band...

The visual artist this week is Splintered Craft.

That's Arts in the Park at LePage Park at Third Avenue and Wood Street.

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Join Gwaandak Theatre tomorrow night for its Aboriginal Summer Play Readings.

Tomorrow it features Crees in the Caribbean by Drew Hayden Taylor.

Local actors will tell the the story of a lovable pair of Cree near-elders who've never left Saskatchewan.

Thanks to their kids, they're celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary at a resort in Mexico.

It's a play about getting outside your comfort zone, and finding universal connections.

That's tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Old Fire Hall.

There's another play reading Thursday...

It features Tara Beagan's play The Ministry of Grace.

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There's a fundraiser for Yukon Association of Community Living tomorrow night...

The Midnight Sons Band will be playing the fundraiser at the Grateful Spud in downtown Whitehorse.

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On the eve of the 24 Hours of Light Mountain Bike Festival...

There's a mountain bike movie showing at Beringia Friday night.

All proceeds from tickets sales go to the Contagious Mountain Bike Club!

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Back to Dawson City... there's a special screening of Lulu Keating's film "Lucille's Ball" this Saturday.

It will feature a talk by award-winning film editor Jeanne Slater and director Lulu Keating.

That's Saturday night at 7 at the KIAC Ballroom in Dawson City.

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Local author Joanna Lilley is launching her new short story collection this week.

It's called The Birthday Books... and it's full of stories about the north.

Lilley will read from her new book.

Whitehorse writer Patricia Robertson will host the event.

That's this Thursday at 5:30 pm at Baked cafe on Main Street in Whitehorse.

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Now to Haines Junction... where the Village Bakery's Friday night concert series continues.

This week... Finch Collective will be on the deck.

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Yukon Pride --- 24 Hours of Gaylight festivities are coming up this weekend...

There's the third annual pride parade on Saturday afternoon at 1.

... followed by a picnic at Rotary Park.

Saturday night there's a Pride Dance at Antoinette's at 8:30.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events --- call 668-8460.

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 18, 2015

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You can pull an artsy all-nighter this weekend .. and why not it's the summer solstice...

Whitehorse Nuit Blanche will is presenting a full night of artistic expressions around the city.

It all starts Saturday night at 7... and ends Sunday morning at 7am.

One of the many artists who will be performing is Montreal dancer Suzanne Miller. She'll be presenting a solo dance piece at Well Read Books in the storefront windows.

Many other artists are involved in Nuit Blanche... including Janelle Hardy. She'll present Devotional Dance Paintings at L'AFY on Strickland Street.

Annie Avery and Grant Simpson will be on board the Whitehorse Trolley.

They'll present their Two Piano Tornado.

Artists Bonnie Fordyce and Arlin McFarlane will present Re-Mapping Whiskey Flats South - Celebrating Whitehorse's Lost Neighbourhoods.

That piece is happening near the SS Klondike.

Other artists involved include Nicole Bauberger and Jessica Vellenga as well as Jordy Walker and Lindsay Dobbin.

That's Whitehorse Nuit Blanche... an all night affair from 7pm on Saturday to Sunday morning at 7...

Check out www.whitehorsenuitblanche.com for more details.

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The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture presents Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival until Sunday in Dawson City

It features three projects that look to the legacy of camera obscuras.

Ten artists have constructed site-specific, temporary camera obscuras.

They're publically accessible in different areas of town --- ranging from small portable devices to larger walk-in structures.

In conjunction with the festival, KIAC's ODD Gallery is featuring a group exhibition call The World Inside.

It will be a counterpoint to the Midnight Sun Camera Obscura festival.

This exhibition investigates the subjects of landscape and viewership.

The Yukon School of Visual Arts Confluence Gallery features ... strange things done.

It's a group exhibition with students and alumni of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Thompson Rivers University and the Yukon School of Visual Arts.

That's this week in Dawson City.

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Sunday is National Aboriginal Day...

In Whitehorse, the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre is the place to be. The opening ceremonies start at noon.

There will be bannock and stew... and lots of dancing and music. The All Nation Dancers will be performing along with the Dakhka Khwaan Dancers. Kevin Barr, Boyd Benjamin and Jerry Alfred will also be performing.

In Dawson City...  it begins with Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre with a barbecue lunch at 11:30am Sunday. It's a fundraiser for the 2016 Moosehide Gathering. The Han Singers will be performing at the cultural centre. There will be a sacred fire. The North Klondike Highway Music Association has put together a showcase of talent including Ecka Janus.

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Get yourself to Keno City this weekend ... that's where the Blue Warblers are putting a couple of shows.

Kim Beggs, Natalie Edelson and Fabian Brook will play their original tunes and some oldtime music at the Sourdough Cafe.

They'll be there tomorrow at 7pm ... and Sunday at 2pm.

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Arts in the Park presents Searchlight finalists The Bennett Sun today.

The quintet of Yukon women grew out of the Kluane Bluegrass festival a few years ago and a common love of music.

And tomorrow, singer songwriter Lianne Cranfield will take to the stage.

The visual artist this week is Nicole Bauberger.

She's working this week on a crochet chain stitch to make "rays" out from doily centres for a giant spider exhibition.

They'll be installed in a tree in LePage Park for Nuit Blanche on Saturday.

She's enlist as many members of the public to help out.

So head down today at noon... and check it out.

That's all at LePage Park at Third Avenue and Wood Street.

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Baked Café features live music every Thursday.

This evening, it's the music of Olivier de Columbel.

That's from 5 to 7pm.

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Now to Haines Junction...

... where the Village Bakery's Friday night concert series continues.

This week... Celtic Tyde is playing the event ... on the eve of the Kluane Chilkat bike race.

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Who's coming to town?

The Yukon Arts Centre will unveil its lineup for the 2015-16 Season tomorrow.

It's holding a special launch event tomorrow evening from 5 to7 at the Old Fire Hall.

That's where you'll find out what concerts, shows and exhibitions you'll want to see in the fall.

There will be a reception along with the preview of exhibitions and performances.

As well, you can step outside on the waterfront... to enjoy the start of the arts centre's summer series of Live Events down at the Wharf.

It features a free outdoor performance by Ryan McNally.

That's tomorrow night on Wharf at the top of Main Street.

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And that's your Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events --- call 668-8460.

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 15, 2015

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Arts in the Park presents another week of lunchtime performances ...

Today, it's the Thomas Parker Jazz Conspiracy

Tomorrow, Ryan McNally will be on stage.

Wednesday at noon, it's the Swing Sets.

And Wednesday at 7pm, Chris Culgin will take the stage.

The visual artist this week is Nicole Bauberger.

That's all at LePage Park at Third Avenue and Wood Street.

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Tonight... there's also live music at Antoinette's.

Nadine Landry and Sammy Lind will be there from 6 to 9pm.

They've just finished teaching at "The Woodshed" Acoustic Music Workshop.

They also played at the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Haines Junction this past weekend.

You can catch them tonight on Music Monday at Antoinette's.

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The Hidden Histories Society Yukon is launching two new ASIAN HISTORY EXHIBITS this Wednesday.

You can see exhibits of local Filipino community member Socorro "Cory" Alfonso and former Yukon pioneer agronomist, Yoshikazu "Joe" Tsukamoto.

The exhibit launch will be followed by the Annual General Meeting.

That's the Hidden Histories Society of Yukon on Wednesday at 7pm at the Whitehorse Public Library.

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The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture presents Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival.

That's coming up Wednesday to Sunday in Dawson City

During the solstice week, Dawson will host three projects that look to the legacy of camera obscuras.

The four-day festival features 10 artists who have constructed site-specific, temporary camera obscuras.

They'll be publically accessible in different areas of town.

They range from small portable devices to larger walk-in structures.

In conjunction with the festival, KIAC's ODD Gallery will feature a group exhibition call The World Inside.

It will be a counterpoint to the Midnight Sun Camera Obscura festival.

This exhibition investigates the subjects of landscape and viewership.

The Yukon School of Visual Arts Confluence Gallery features ... strange things done.

It's a group exhibition with students and alumni of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Thompson Rivers University and the Yukon School of Visual Arts.

That's this week in Dawson City.

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The streets of Whitehorse will be alive with art this Saturday.

Whitehorse Nuit Blanche will bring all kinds of artistic expressions around the city on the summer solstice.

It all starts Saturday night at 7... and ends Sunday morning at 7am.

Among the artists who will be involved... are Janelle Hardy.

She'll present Devotional Dance Paintings.

That's happening at L'AFY on Strickland Street.

Artists Bonnie Fordyce and Arlin McFarlane will present Re-Mapping Whiskey Flats South - Celebrating Whitehorse's Lost Neighbourhoods.

That piece is happening near the SS Klondike.

Annie Avery and Grant Simpson will be on board the Whitehorse Trolley.

They'll present their Two Piano Tornado.

Other artists involved include Nicole Bauberge and Jessica Vellenga as well as Jordy Walker and Lindsay Dobbin.

That's Whitehorse Nuit Blanche... an all night affair from 7pm on Saturday to Sunday at 7am...

Check out whitehorsenuitblanche dot com for more details.

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There will be a reading and talk with Berton House writer Jacob Scheier.

He's the winner of the 2008 Governor General's Award for poetry.

He'll be reading from his work Thursday at 7pm at the Whitehorse Public Library.

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Baked Café features live music every Thursday.

This week, it's the music of Olivier de Columbel.

That's from 5 to 7pm.

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The Village Bakery's Friday night salmon bake and live concert concerts continue.

This week... Celtic Tyde is playing the event in Haines Junction.

It'll be a busy spot on the eve of the Kluane Chilkat bike race.

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The Adaka Cultural Festival is coming up at the end of the month...

We wanted to let you know tickets are now on sale for some of the concerts.

Kevin and Jona Barr and Leela Gilday have a double header show Saturday, June 27th.

And the New North Collective show is happening on Tuesday, June 30th.

That's a project involving Diyet, Pat Braden, Digawolf, Bob Hamilton, Robert van Lieshout, Graeme Peters and Sylvia Cloutier.

And the Da Ze Tsan Fashion Show --featuring traditional and contemporary First Nations fashions-- is coming up on July 2nd.

Tickets for all those shows are available at yukontickets dot com

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The Yukon Film Society is showing a feature on Wednesday.

It's called Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

It's a hailed as the definitive film about the troubled life of lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Nirvana.

It's showing Wednesday at 8pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events --- call 668-8460.

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 11, 2015

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The Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival returns to Haines Junction this weekend.

The Abrams Brothers will be here along with Front Country, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado and Flatt Lonesome

You can also see locals like The Bennett Sun, Canyon Mountain and Claire Ness.

It starts tomorrow in Haines Junction.

Get more details at www.yukonbluegrass.com.

Just a reminder... bring cash this weekend because word is there's no automatic teller machine in the Junction.

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Even if you don't have a ticket to the festival this weekend... you can still catch some local bluegrass.

Second Cousins are playing the Village Bakery in Haines Junction on the deck tomorrow night.

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There will also be a dance festival in Haines Junction.

The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations present Our House is Waking Up the Land.

It's a celebration of aboriginal drumming and dance.

That's tomorrow to Sunday at the Da Ku Cultural Centre in Haines Junction.

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In Whitehorse... it's the Sunstroke Music Festival.

And the Whiskeydicks are one of the headliners.

The 10th annual and final Sunstroke festival is coming up Saturday -- one day only this year.

Organizer Jordi Mikelli-Jones says there's something for everyone from The Leesiders to Gordie Tentrees.

Sunstroke is in a new location this year -- inside and outside the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre... from 5pm to 2am.

This is a fundraiser for Kona's Coalition.

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The Whiskey Dicks also play Arts in the Park tomorrow... and the Jarvis Street Saloon tomorrow night.

Today at Arts in the Park... it's local bluegrass band Canyon Mountain at LePage Park.

Mary Beattie is the visual artist this week.

She's been busy felting.

Be sure to say hi and check out what she's working on.

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The Yukon Comic Culture Society present Star Wars Burlesque: "A Nude Hope"

It's billed as Star Wars as you've never seen it before!

Vancouver-based theatre troupe Geekenders combines theatre, comedy and burlesque into a sexy two-act reboot of a sci-fi classic.

That's tomorrow night and Saturday at the Yukon Convention Centre.

Tickets are available at yukomicon dot com or at Titan Gaming and Collectibles. This is a 19+ event.

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Ramshackle Theatre presents Theatre in the Bush~Under the midnight sun Saturday night.

This is a multi-disciplinary event outside in the woods.

The line up features Kim Beggs, Amber Church, Kate Fitzgerald, John Streicker and many others.

Performances get underway at Midnight.

Email ramshackletheatre@gmail.com to get your tickets... they are limited.

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The Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon presents Japanese drum group, Uzume Taiko tomorrow.

Canada's first professional taiko drumming group has released four CDs and performed countless local, national and international shows.

It has participated in teaching and sharing its knowledge of this musical art form while on their travels around the globe.

You can learn more about it tomorrow night at 8 at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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The Yukon Arts Centre's presents its finale performance of an H-D Metropolitan Opera with a double bill.

CAVELLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI is showing Saturday night at 7 at the Yukon Arts Centre. There'll be rustic pizza to follow...

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Baked Café features live music every Thursday.

Tonight, it's Kieran Poile and Cole Tinney.

That's from 5 to 7pm... at Baked Cafe in the Horwoods Mall.

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The Paul Bergman Project plays Cafe Balsam tonight.

It features jazz on the deck with Paul Bergman, Olivier de Colombel, Andrea McColeman and Lonnie Powell

That's from 7:30 to 10:30 tonight at Cafe Balsam at Takhini Hotsprings.

There will also be an art opening featuring work by Helen O'Connor.

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You can also see... Riley Baugus tonight.

He's playing the first show at Hamilton and Son Guitar Works in downtown Whitehorse.

Baugus is in town to teach at the 2015 Woodshed acoustic music workshop.

That's tonight at 7:30... at Hamilton and Son Guitar Works... on Third Ave at Black Street.

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Saturday night... at Antoinettes.

Lucie Desaulniers and Andrea McColeman will fill the place with sultry, smoky renditions of Jazz, Pop and Blues songs.

That's Saturday from 6 to 9 at Antoinette's.

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To the south, Skagway is hosting a Blues Festival.

The headliners include Eric Allen, Chris Ishee and Yukon's Paul Lucas.

That's tomorrow night at 6 in Skagway's new outdoor amphitheatre and stage, near the ball fields.

Saturday, there'll be a Blues Jam at the Red Onion Saloon.

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A quick word on next month's Atlin Music Festival...

There are still approximately 300 tickets left.

You can pick them up at yukontickets.com, Dean's Strings, Yukon Arts Centre Box Office, Arts Underground and Festival Headquarters in Atlin.

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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 8, 2015

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The Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival returns to Kluane country this weekend.

There will be 3 days of performances by some of the best bluegrass bands around.

The Abrams Brothers will be here along with Flatt Lonesome, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado and Front Country.

You can also see local acts like The Bennett Sun, Canyon Mountain and Art Johns.

It all starts Friday in Haines Junction.

Get all the details at www.yukonbluegrass.com.

We do want to remind people to bring cash when you're at the festival this weekend ... because word is there's no automatic teller machine in the Junction right now.

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Even if you don't have a ticket to the festival this weekend, you can still catch some local bluegrass.

Second Cousins are playing the Village Bakery in Haines Junction on the deck Friday night.

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It's a great weekend to be in Haines Junction because there's also a dance festival going on.

The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations present Da Kų Nän Ts'étthèt (Our House is Waking up the Land)

It's a celebration of aboriginal drumming and dance.

It's this Friday to Sunday at the Da Ku Cultural Centre in Haines Junction.

For more information, go to www.cafn.ca.

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You have another chance in Dawson City to see the local film All the Time in the World.

Dawsonite Suzanne Crocker's film comes home again... after an award winning world tour of film festivals.

It will be showing at 7pm in the KIAC Ballroom.

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Another week of Arts in the Park starts at LePage Park today.

Grant Simpson and Annie Avery will set up their keyboards on stage and work up Two Piano Tornado.

Tomorrow, it's Coral Nast...

Wednesday... it's Nicole Edwards at noon and Wednesday evening.. Uncle Touchy.

The visual artist this week is Mary Beattie.

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Baked Café features live music every Thursday night.

This week, it's Kieran Poile and Cole Tinney.

That's from 5 to 7pm at Baked Cafe in the Horwoods Mall.

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The Paul Bergman Project plays Cafe Balsam this Thursday.

The band features saxophone player Olivier de Colombel.

That's Thursday at 7:30pm at Cafe Balsam at Takhini Hotsprings.

There will also be an art opening featuring work by Helen O'Connor.

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Thursday night you can also see... Riley Baugus.

He's playing the first ever show at Hamilton and Son Guitar Works in downtown Whitehorse.

Baugus is in town to teach at the 2015 Woodshed acoustic music workshop that's starting today.

His banjo playing, singing, and infectious personality are sure to entertain.

That's Thursday at 7:30pm ... at Hamilton & Son Guitar Works on Third Ave at Black Street.

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Ramshackle Theatre presents Theatre in the Bush~Under the midnight sun Saturday night.

This is a multi-disciplinary event outside in the woods.

The line up features Kim Beggs, Amber Church, Kate Fitzgerald, John Streicker and many others.

Gates open at 11:30pm. Performances get underway at Midnight.

Tickets are limited. Email ramshackletheatre@gmail.com to get yours.

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The Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon presents Japanese drum group, Uzume Taiko, on Friday.

Canada's first professional taiko drumming group has released four CDs and performed countless local, national and international shows.

It has participated in teaching and sharing its knowledge of this musical art form while on their travels around the globe.

You can learn more about it Friday at 8pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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To the south, our neighbours in Skagway are hosting a Blues Festival.

The headliners include Eric Allen, Chris Ishee and Yukon's Paul Lucas.

That's Friday starting at 6 in Skagway's new outdoor amphitheatre and stage, near the ball fields.

Saturday, there'll be a Blues Jam at the Red Onion Saloon.

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The Yukon Comic Culture Society present Star Wars Burlesque: "A Nude Hope"

It's billed as Star Wars as you've never seen it before!

Vancouver-based theatre troupe Geekenders combines theatre, comedy and burlesque into a sexy two-act reboot of a sci-fi classic.

That's Friday and Saturday at the Yukon Convention Centre.

Tickets are available at yukomicon dot com or at Titan Gaming and Collectibles. This is a 19 plus event.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events --- call 668-8460.

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 4, 2015

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Lunch and Loutchan ... in LePage Park!

Fiddler Joe Loutchan will be at Arts in the Park today.

He has been playing fiddle at the 98 Hotel in Whitehorse for close to 40 years.

Today, he'll have you two-stepping at the park at Third and Wood Street.

Tomorrow... it's 30 Years Different.

That's a band made up of Yukon musicians with diverse musical backgrounds.

It features Katie Tait, Alana Martinson, Ray Tucker, Scott Wilson and Olivier de Colombel.

That's tomorrow at noon at LePage Park.

Michel Gignac is the visual artist this week.

He's a French Canadian multi-disciplinary artist.

Check out what he has come up with this week... at Arts in the Park today from noon to 1.

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Katie Tait heads to Haines Junction tomorrow night..

Her band is playing the Village Bakery.

It hosts Yukon bands on the deck every Friday all summer, along with a salmon bake.

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Saturday night... Mr. Sun plays the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse.

The Sundog Acoustic Music Society and Jazz Yukon are presenting the show.

Mr. Sun is spearheaded by legendary fiddler Darol Anger.

That's Saturday at the Old Fire Hall.

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To visual art...

FOUND, FORGED AND FUSED...

A survey of handmade works from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection opens this Thursday at the Yukon Arts Centre.

There will be an opening reception at 5:30.

And the show will be up for much of the summer at the arts centre gallery.

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It`s all about the Mask ... downtown at Yukon Artists at Work.

Suzanne Paleczny explores the face as a site where things are revealed and concealed.

Her new body of work includes painting and sculpture.

You can see it as of Friday.

It opens at the Yukon Artists at Work Co-operative Gallery downtown on 4th Avenue.

There'll be a reception from 5 to 8pm.

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Two exhibition open tomorrow down in the Arts Underground...

In the Focus Gallery, "A Second Look" will take visitors on a journey through the landscapes of the Yukon and Alberta.

Calgary artist Simon Wroot and Yukon artists Shiela Alexandrovich, Leslie Leong, Jeanine Baker, Marlene Collins, and Helen O'Connor worked on this project.

In the Edge Gallery, "The Glass Frontier" features unique glasswork by Yukon artists Tyson Isted and Mark Steudle.

There will be an opening reception for both shows tomorrow from 5 - 7pm

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In Dawson City...

You can snuggle up at the Blanket Fort art show at the Confluence Gallery.

It features the work of Robin Henry, Courtney Holmes and Carly Woolner.

And on Saturday evening at 6pm...

... there will be a family friendly film screening in the GIANT blanket fort!

The Last Unicorn is an 80's fantasy animation about a unicorn who goes on a quest to find of her own kind.

That's in the Confluence Gallery Saturday night.

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Speaking of covers...

COVER ME BADD VII is coming up tomorrow night in Dawson City...

Local bands perform two covers songs of their choice plus one cover selected by a secret panel.

That's tomorrow at 7pm at the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture.

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Speed Control plays Dawson this weekend.

The local band is at The Pit tomorrow and Saturday night.

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You have another chance in Dawson City to see the local film All the Time in the World.

Dawsonite Suzanne Crocker's film comes home again... after an award winning world tour of film festivals.

It will be showing Monday at 7pm in the KIAC Ballroom.

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Author Chris Walter brings Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to the Yukon.

The recovering drug addict and hope-to-die punk rocker began writing purposefully in the later 90's.

Walters is now the author of more than 24 books. He has also contributed to numerous publications.

Find out more about Walters and his work tonight at 7 at the Whitehorse Public Library.

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The Frantic Follies has started its new season.

The turn-of-the-century vaudeville revue is in its 46th season.

The family show lasts an hour and a half.

Seating is first-come first-served.

Doors open nightly at 8:00pm at the Westmark Whitehorse.

Show time is at 8:30pm.

The show runs nightly until August 31st

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And finally, for the younger set ...

There's Kids Nature Fest 2015 on Saturday.

It will will feature live music by Steve Slade and Keitha Clark,

There will also be a nature walk by Val Monahan and felting workshops by Cai Krikorian.

Events start at 11 o'clock Saturday.. at the Gunner Nilsson and Mickey Lammers Research Forest.

That's just before the HotSprings Road on the North Klondike Highway.

This is a fundraiser for Chickadees Playschool.

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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 1, 2015

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The Frantic Follies has started its new season.

The turn-of-the-century vaudeville revue premiered its 46th season last night.

If you haven't seen it, it depicts the entertainment seen by the pioneers of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898.

You can see this year's show ... bring your friends and your visitors... once again at the Westmark Whitehorse.

The show lasts an hour and a half.

Seating is first-come first-served.

Doors open nightly at 8:00pm. Show time is at 8:30pm.

The show runs nightly until August 31.

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You can enjoy live music with your lunch this week at Arts in the Park in Whitehorse.

Today, it's the Lucie Desaulniers Trio.

Tomorrow, it's Salt Peanuts and Wednesday, the Big Band will fill the stage over the noon hour.

Speed Control will be there Wednesday night.

The visual artist this week is Michel Gignac. That's every noon hour at LePage Park in downtown Whitehorse. 

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Musical Mondays at Antoinette's restaurant continue.

Tonight, Cree musician and artist Ed Peekeekoot will be there tonight.

He's a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and story-teller.

That's tonight at Antoinette's 6 - 9 pm

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Tomorrow night, there's Live Jazz at the Wheelhouse.

It's being held Tuesday this week from 6 - 9pm.

It will feature vocals of Lucie Desaulniers, Andrea McColeman on piano and Paul Bergman on stand-up bass.

That's tomorrow night at the Wheelhouse.

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To visual art...

FOUND, FORGED AND FUSED...

A survey of handmade works from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection opens this Thursday at the Yukon Arts Centre.

There will be an opening reception at 5:30.

And the show will be up for much of the summer at the arts centre gallery.

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Downtown at Yukon Artists at Work, it's all about the Mask.

Suzanne Paleczny explores the face as a site where things are revealed and concealed.

Her new body of work includes painting and sculpture.

You can see it as of Friday.

It opens at the Yukon Artists at Work Co-operative Gallery downtown on 4th Ave.

There'll be a reception from 5 to 8pm.

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Over at the Arts Underground two new exhibitions on Friday.

In the Focus Gallery, "A Second Look" will take visitors on a journey through the landscapes of the Yukon and Alberta.

Calgary artist Simon Wroot and Yukon artists Shiela Alexandrovich, Jeanine Baker, Marlene Collins, Leslie Leong, and Helen O'Connor worked on this project.

In the Edge Gallery, "The Glass Frontier" will feature a selection of beautiful and unique glasswork by Yukon artists Tyson Isted and Mark Steudle.

There will be an opening reception for those two shows Friday from 5 - 7pm

The two exhibitions will be on display until June the 27.

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In Dawson City...

There's the Blanket Fort art show at the Confluence Gallery.

It features the work of Robin Henry, Courtney Holmes and Carly Woolner

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Also in Dawson, COVER ME BADD VII is coming up Friday night...

Local bands are formed for the sole purpose of performing two covers songs of their choice plus 1 cover song selected by a secret panel.

That's Friday at 7pm at the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture.

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Back in Whitehorse...

Mr. Sun plays the Old Fire Hall on Saturday night.

The Sundog Acoustic Music Society and Jazz Yukon are presenting the show.

Mr. Sun is spearheaded by legendary fiddler Darol Anger.

That's Saturday at the Old Fire Hall.

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To Haines Junction now where there's live music on Friday nights.

The Village Bakery is once again hosting Yukon bands on the deck every Friday all summer.

Friday night... it's the Katie Tait band.

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A reminder...

The Vinyl Cafe shows that were scheduled for this week at the Yukon Arts Centre have been postponed.

Stuart McLean needed surgery on one of his legs... and time to recover.

As a result, the shows have been rescheduled to accommodate that.

The arts centre say re-scheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible in the autumn of 2015.

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Looking into next week... Star Wars Burlesque: "A Nude Hope"

The Yukon Comic Culture Society is presenting it next weekend.. June the 12 and 13 at the Convention Centre.

It's Star Wars as you've never seen it before!

Vancouver-based theatre troupe Geekenders presents a sexy two-act reboot of a sci-fi classic.

Tickets are available at yukomicon dot com or at Titan Gaming and Collectibles. This is a 19 plus event.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events --- call 668-8460.

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon.