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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - August 31, 2015

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You have a chance tonight to see 'GRANNY POWER.'

It's a documentary about a group of activists with a message about the dangers threatening our planet.

They raise awareness, through songs and humour, about issues related to peace, social justice and the environment

The movement started in Victoria in 1985 and spread throughout North America.

You'll get to know the elderly women in this documentary and learn what motivates them and how they work for a sustainable future for their children and grandchildren.

You can check it out tonight at the Whitehorse Public Library at 6:45pm.

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Monday's live music at Antoinette's features "Amelia Rose and Mike Stockstill."

They're a fun fiddle and banjo duo.

They deliver bluegrass to country blues to gypsy jazz.

That's tonight from 6-9pm at Antoinette's on 4th Ave.

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In Dawson City, the current Berton House writer in resident will be doing a reading this week.

Emily Pohl-Weary's latest book is a collection of poetry called Ghost Sick.

Her previous books include the young adult novel, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl.

She's currently working on a new novel.

Pohl-Weary will be reading aloud on Thursday at 7pm at the Dawson City Community Library.

The library is on Princess Avenue, attached to the Robert Service School.

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To visual art... Rock - Paper - Scissors...

That's the name of a new collaborative art project by the Southern Lakes Artist Collective.

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS embraces the idea of gathering together people; scavenging, treasuring and sharing materials.

Then they use their collective skills to create works of art.

The show opens this Thursday in the Arts Underground.

There will be a reception from 5-7pm.

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Up at the Yukon Arts Centre, a new show opens this week at the COMMUNITY GALLERY at the Yukon Arts Centre.

It`s a solo exhibition by SUZANNE PICOT called "PACKRAT'S DILEMMA."

It features quilts and furniture featuring stamps and clothing labels.

Her show will be up as of Thursday in the Community Gallery, in the foyer of The Yukon Arts Centre

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This weekend ... it's all about water.

There's a performance Friday and then an artists' talk Saturday... called "Body of Water."

Visiting artists Wojtek Mochniej of Calgary and Anne Troake of St. John's, Newfoundland join local participants and Aimée Dawn Robinson this Friday afternoon.

They'll perform beside Long Lake from 12:30-1:30pm.

Whitehorse participants, with a passion for water, will have the chance to perform.

You just need to be able to attend a workshop Thursday from 11:30-3:30pm for a rehearsal.

Then Saturday, you can join Body of Water artists and participants for an Artists' Talk at the Old Fire Hall, beginning at 5:30pm.

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Warrmauth and The Morgan Girls play Splintered Craft this Friday. Doors open at 6:30 at the youth art-making space on 4th Ave.

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Keno Gras is coming up on the Labour Day long weekend in Keno City. Music by the likes of Hoarfrost, Black Iron Blossom and Hot Special.

There'll be an open jam Sunday.

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There's a coffeehouse this Saturday in Dawson City.

It starts at 7pm in the Oddfellows Ballroom.

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The Guild Society is preparing for its upcoming theatre season...

It's presenting four plays on stage at the Guild Hall at Porter Creek.

This year, it's doing Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, as well as The Improv Project and Hunters/Gathers.

Its first play, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, opens October the 1st.

But it's holding auditions soon.

It's looking for talented youth, four male and four females, in their teens to early 20s.

Scripts and audition times are available upon request.

Email: guild@northwestel.net.

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Lots of concerts and events are coming up later this month...

Whitehorse Concerts presents another season of classical music.

It begins September 19 with soprano Sarah Jo Kirsch and pianist Madeline Hildebrand from Winnipeg.

Whitehorse Concerts, by the way, has its annual general meeting coming up this week.

It will be held this Wednesday at 7pm at The Pioneer Heritage Room at City Hall.

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The first Jazz on the Wing cabaret show begins September 27.

It's features Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Adderley Tribute Band from New York.

That's on the wing at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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Also this month at the arts centre...

We welcome Ivan Coyote home to Whitehorse with Tomboy Survival Guide.

That's coming up September 17.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events.

Call 668-8460.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon.

...email anewday@cbc.ca.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - August 27, 2015

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Paradise Electronic Music Festival is coming up this weekend.

The headliner is the band Slynk, originally from Australia. He'll be here as well as Dash, Sickophant, DJKJ, Mega Kraun, and many others.

Expect more than 12 hours of electronic music.

This is all happening at Kettley's Canyon south of Whitehorse.

It begins Saturday at 4pm.

There's a designated camping area with lots of room.

This festival is for folks over the age of 19.

And you'll need to show two pieces of ID.

Get tickets at Triple J's Music, Dean's Strings and The Watershed

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Two Piano Tornado will be playing up a storm tonight in downtown Whitehorse.

Grant Simpson and Annie Avery will be at Hamilton and Son's Guitar Works.

That's on Third Avenue in Whitehorse.

The show begins at 7:30pm.

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Craig Cardiff is on tour in the Yukon.

The Arnprior, Ontario-based folk singer plays the Watson Lake Rec Centre tonight at 8pm.

From there... he heads to Dawson City for a show tomorrow night.

He's playing the Summer Concert Series with Susu Robin and Jonathan Howe.

That's at the KIAC Ballroom tomorrow night.

Doors opens at 7:30pm.

Then he has two house concerts Saturday and Sunday... one in the Haines Junction area, the other in Whitehorse.

Unfortunately, the concert at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre has been cancelled.

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Speaking of Mount Lorne, The Ingestible Festival is on this weekend.

It's a gallery of local food creations that will be judged on presentation, taste, and locality. Everyone is welcome to submit entries!

Drop off your masterpiece on Sunday between 2-3 pm.

All entries will be featured at the opening reception with public judging.

Reception starts at 3.

There'll be music by the Paul Bergman Project

You can get entry forms at tonight's Fireweed Community Market at Shipyard's Park.

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While you're at the market... stop by the open house and public workshop tonight with Heather Bell Callaghan.

She has been occupying the Jenni House Residency all this month.

Callaghan has been continuing her work on a ten foot painting for Walking with Our Sisters.

It incorporates more than 60 moccasin tops.

The open house is set for this evening at 5pm at the Jenni House in Shipyards Park.

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There's an art show closing reception tonight at the Northern Front Studio Gallery in Whitehorse.

It's called Masked and Stirred.

It features Janelle Hardy's pen and ink and watercolour paintings.

Plus, she has three Devotional Paintings from Whitehorse Nuit Blanche 2015.

That's tonight from 7-10pm at the Northern Front Studio Gallery.

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Kate Weekes will be in Haines Junction tomorrow night.

She's playing the Village Bakery... for the last of its summer concert series.

Music starts around 6pm ... outside on the deck.

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Tomorrow night on the Wharf:

Fabric, Steam and Memories; Whitehorse Steam Laundry and Beyond.

It's an interpretive performance about a part of Whitehorse Riverfront history.

Join Sylvie Binette for that, tomorrow evening from 5-7pm on The Wharf.

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There's a reading on The Wharf in conjunction with the Fireweed Market this Saturday.

You can catch writer David Thompson from 11 to 12:30pm.

He'll be reading from his books "Talking at the Woodpile" and "Haines Junction."

He'll also read a short story and an excerpt from the next Marcus Fanger adventure.

On the music side of things, Steve Slade will play at the Fireweed Market on the Wharf this Saturday.

You can see him perform from 11-3 pm.

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Also on Saturday at Antoinette's...

Lucie Desaulniers and Andrea McColeman will perform sultry, smoky renditions of Jazz, Pop and Blues hits...

Songs will be in French, English and Portuguese.

That's Saturday from 6 until 9 p.m. at Antoinette's in Whitehorse on Fourth Avenue.

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A Whitehorse rock ensemble is back together for one night only.

Check out GRISWOLD at a charity reunion concert tomorrow at the Gr8ful Spud.

That's at 102 Wood Street. Entry is by donation.

Proceeds go to the Gyan Jyoti School Building Society's project in Kalimpong, West Bengal.

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There's the Fall Colours Music Coffee House on the Dempster Highway.

It's the last coffee house of the season at Tombstone Interpretive Centre.

Bring the whole family for an evening of music and entertainment.

And you can check out the awesome fall colours.

That's this Saturday.

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And that's your Marquee.

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 - August 24, 2015

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Craig Cardiff is touring the territory this week. (photo: KIAC/Facebook)

The Arnprior, Ontario-based folk singer starts out in Watson Lake.

He's playing at the Watson Lake Rec Centre Thursday at 8pm.

From there, he heads to Dawson City for a show Friday night.

He's playing the Summer Concert Series with Susu Robin and Jonathan Howe.

That's at the KIAC Ballroom Friday.

Doors opens at 7:30pm.

Then he has two house concerts Saturday and Sunday... one in the Haines Junction area, the other in Whitehorse.

Unfortunately, the concert at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre has been cancelled.

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You have a few more weeks to check out some of the visual art shows in Dawson City.

In the Odd Gallery, there's the Natural and the Manufactured show by Kevin Murphy.

It's called ONE SQUARE INCH MORE OR LESS.

He collected some the land deeds the Quaker Oats Company handed out in 1955.

Murphy located each corresponding one-inch land parcel using survey plans and GPS.

Using the physical deeds themselves as the material for tiny paper sculptures, he has built camps, homesteads, claims, and the various other built objects and environments of this second imaginary Gold Rush.

You can check that until September 18.

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In Whitehorse... there's an open house and public workshop with Heather Bell Callaghan.

She has been occupying the Jenni House Residency all this month.

It focuses on Craft, as a part of the Craft Year 2015 initiative.

That's a year-long, nation-wide festival aimed at promoting craft as a key player in Canadian Culture.

She has been focusing on creating regalia inspired by the Chilkoot Trail's history of trade routes during her Chilkoot Trail Residency in July.

Callaghan has also been continuing her progress on a ten foot painting for Walking with Our Sisters.

It incorporates more than 60 moccasin tops, sometimes called 'vamps', 'uppers' or 'tongues'.

The open house is set for Thursday at 5pm at the Jenni House in Shipyards Park.

You only have until Friday to check out the shows in the gallery at the Yukon Arts Centre.

There's Found Forged and Fused.

This exhibition, features a selection of works from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection.

There's the Arctic Adaptations show.

The award-winning exhibition explores innovative architectural designs shaped by Nunavut's distinct land, climate and culture.

There's Maya Rosenberg's show in the community gallery.

Her main mediums nowadays are acrylics and watercolours.

She's inspired by Canada's beautiful landscapes

In the Kids Gallery, be sure to check out the exhibition of Creative Summer artworks by Amzie Cooke-Goodall and the Camp Raven Campers.

Those shows are only up until Saturday.

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In the Arts Underground...

The Yukon Comic Culture Society presents Edge of Reality.

It features fantasy, science fiction, comic book and fan art by Yukon artists.

That`s in the Edge Gallery in Arts Underground.

In the Focus Gallery... it's all about food culture.

In the Kitchen & On the Table features work by Yukon Art Society Members.

Both exhibitions will be on display until next weekend.

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This week on the Wharf:

Fabric, Steam and Memories; Whitehorse Steam Laundry and Beyond.

It's an interpretive performance about a part of Whitehorse Riverfront history.

Join Sylvie Binette for that Friday evening from 5-7pm on The Wharf.

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The Yukon Artist at Work Co-op is wrapping up its art tasters series.

Tomorrow, it's about photo transfers.

That's from 1:30-3:30pm tomorrow afternoon at the YAAW Gallery on Fourth Ave at Wood Street.

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Back to live music...

Steve Slade has a couple of shows this week.

He'll be playing the Grand Opening -- VIPTime Spa.

That's at 3rd and Steele in Whitehorse from 4-6pm today.

And Saturday, he'll be at the Fireweed Market on the Wharf from 11-3pm... offering free guitar lessons.

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There's the Fall Colours Music Coffee House on the Dempster.

It's the last coffee house of the season at Tombstone Interpretive Centre.

It's a family-friendly evening of music and entertainment...and you can check out the awesome fall colours.

That's this Saturday.

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Kate Weekes will be singin' it to the hills in Haines Junction this Friday night.

She's scheduled to play the Village Bakery... for the last in its summer concert series.

Music starts around 6 ... outside on the deck.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events. Call 867-668-8460, message us at www.facebook.com/cbcyukon or email anewday@cbc.ca

 

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - August 20, 2015

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We're celebrating all things sci-fi and comic this weekend in Whitehorse.

Yukon's Comic Convention, Yukomicon, starts tomorrow and runs all weekend.

One of the many special guests is Marina Sirtis.

She played Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

There's also Adrienne Wilkinson from Xena: Warrior Princess...

... as well Kristy Guevara-Flanagan.

She's the director of Wonder Women!: The Untold Story of American Superheroines.

They'll be signing autographs.

There will be demonstrations and workshops on everything from cosplay and prop construction to medieval combat.

Harry Potter fans can make their own wand.

Or you can learn more about the world of collectible pieces of art known as sketch cards.

That's just a sampling of events.

Check out www.yukomicon.com for the full schedule.

It's happening tomorrow night to Sunday at the Yukon Convention Centre.

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Meanwhile, in the Arts Underground,

The Yukon Comic Culture Society presents Edge of Reality.

It features fantasy, science fiction, comic book and fan art by Yukon artists.

That`s in the Edge Gallery in Arts Underground.

In the Focus Gallery... it's all about food culture.

In the Kitchen & On the Table features work by Yukon Art Society Members.

Both exhibitions will be on display until next weekend.

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Long Ago Peoples Place, or Kwaday Dan Kenji, is celebrating it 20th anniversary.

The camp, near Champagne, features recreations of traditional First Nations structures.

It's all about sharing and educating people about the history of the Southern Tutchone people.

The celebration is planned for Sunday afternoon.

Harold Johnson will give a speech at noon about the first 20 years of the camp.

The Dakwakada Dancers will perform at 1pm.

There will be free tours of the structures, along with free food, atlatl throwing.

That's Sunday from 12-5pm at the Long Ago Peoples Place.

It's located 7km from the Alaska Highway, down the Champagne Access Road.

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You can enjoy all of that the Canucks have to offer tonight along with Hank Karr.

They're the featured act tonight at Music at MacBride.

This will be the final summer concert of the season at the MacBride Museum ... so don't miss it.

That's from 5-7pm at the museum on Front Street.

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5 à 7 is also coming up again tonight.

One Thursday a month, French-speaking musicians perform at Baked Cafe.

Tonight, it's classical guitarist Nicolas Mah. That's 5-7pm at Baked Cafe.

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Fort Nelson singer-songwriter Melinda is playing shows in the Yukon this week.

She'll be at the Alpine Bakery today over the noon hour.

Tomorrow night, she plays Well Read Books.

And Saturday afternoon, she'll play in Watson Lake at the Arts in the Park event... at Wye Park.

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Tomorrow night at the Old Firehall in downtown Whitehorse, there will be a special screening of Lulu Keating's film "Lucille's Ball."

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

That's tomorrow night at the Old Firehall.

Doors open at 7:30pm. The show begins at 8pm.

It has mature subject matter.

Also, Jeanne Slater is giving a workshop in editing TV Drama.

She'll be using scenes from the latest TV show out of Dawson called "Her Next Plan."

That's happening tomorrow to Sunday in Whitehorse.

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This week on the Wharf:

Fabric, Steam and Memories; Whitehorse Steam Laundry and Beyond.

It's an interpretive performance about a part of Whitehorse Riverfront history.

Join Sylvie Binette for that next Friday evening, August 28th, from 5-7pm on The Wharf.

Saturday during the Fireweed Market, Solstice Toews will be busking with her violin from 1-3pm.

All events on the Wharf are free and weather dependent.

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Saturday night... Ryan McNally is playing The Watershed.

It's a cozy venue in downtown Whitehorse at 6th and Alexander... so be sure to get there early to get a seat.

The music starts at 8.

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The Yukon Artist at Work Co-op is wrapping up its art tasters series.

Today, it's about Painting with Clay.

Tuesday, it's about photo transfers.

That's from 1:30-3:30pm this afternoon and Tuesday at the YAAW Gallery on Fourth Ave at Wood Street.

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Borealis Soul continues its tour of the territory with its show "Full On Yukon"

The street dancers and urban artists tell their story with hip hop and breakdancing.

They're in Dawson City today and tomorrow.

They head to Mayo on Saturday and Marsh Lake on Sunday.

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In Carcross...

Join Kim Melton and her banjo for an intimate evening of songs.

That's at 7:30pm at Caribou Crossing Coffee.

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B-J MacLean is travelling the road to Haines Junction tomorrow.

She and her band "Northern with a twist" will be playing acoustic folk at the Village Bakery.

That's tomorrow starting around 6pm ... outside on the deck.

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And that's your Thursday Marquee.

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 - August 13, 2015

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This is a great weekend to be in Dawson City to take in the 15th Riverside Arts Festival. Artwork by: Cari Tangedal

It begins this afternoon, with an exhibition opening at the SOVA Gallery, marking Craft Year 2015, with work from KIAC members.

Opening recemption starts at 5:30pm.

Also tonight, there are a couple of Artist Talks:

Vancouver-based Kevin Murphy has been collecting deeds to one-inch square pieces of Klondike land.

These little deeds were a promotional stunt by Quaker Oats back in the '50s.

They had no real value, but Murphy has been finding these tiny plots, and folding the deeds into little paper sculptures, creating a sort of imaginary landscape.

Colin Lyons of Hamilton, Ontario will be talking about his installation on the Dome.

He's been collecting old tools and industrial remnants from the area.

He has also built what he calls a Time machine that he calls a "prototype for the preservation of degradation."

Hear Lyons and Murphy talk about their installations, tonight at 7pm at the Oddfellows ballroom.

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And of course, that's just the start of the 4-day festival.

You can see all kinds of installations and exhibits and musical performance....there's a full concert schedule at Riverside Park, that begins tomorrow afternoon.

And SOVA's hosting an experimental music stage tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday at 6pm.

Find the full program at www.KIAC.ca

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There's also a horticultural show going on in Dawson City this Saturday too. Gardeners are asked to submit their entries between 8:30-10:30am at the tent on Front Street.

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In Keno City... you can celebrate Discovery Day on Monday.

There will be live music by Steve Slade on the deck at the Keno City Mining Museum starting at 11am.

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Catch some live music later today in Whitehorse.....with Nicole Edwards.

She's at the MacBride Museum from 5 to 7pm.

It's part of the museum's summer concert series.

There's a BBQ and cash bar.

Concerts are free for museum members, and $5 for everybody else.

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Tonight, celebrate 25 years of the Yukon Transportation Museum.

Declan O'Donovan is performing there tonight.

The singer/songwriter has been touring regularly over the last 2 years, through Canada and the States.

But he's back home in Whitehorse right now so don't miss a chance to see him.

Tonight at 7:30pm, at the transportation musuem.

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Borealis Soul is on the road...with a show called "Full On Yukon"

It's a collective of street dancers and urban artists who tell their story with hip hop and breakdancing.

They're in Carmacks today and Haines Junction tomorrow and Saturday.

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Tomorrow in Whitehorse, you can hear from the third and final Chilkoot Artist in Residence.

Michelle Latimer is a Hamilton, Ontario based filmmaker producer, actor and curator.

her films have appeared at Hot Docs, the Toronto film Festival and Sundance.

She's currently stars in the acclaimed TV series, Blackstone.

Latimer was one of three artists chosen by the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the U-S Parks Service... to hike and camp along the Chilkoot Trail.

She just finished her trip.

She'll talk about it, and show some clips from some of her award-winning films.

That's at the Old Fire Hall tomorrow at noon.

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What happens when a banjo-toting gypsy gal meets a classical guitar virtuoso?

Gilbert and Sullivan of course.

Kim Melton will be playing her original heartfelt tunes this Saturday night along with a few surprising covers, supported by Nick Mah.

That's at the Watershed downtown at 6th and Alexander.

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The Yukon Artist at Work Co-op continues its art tasters series.

Today, learn about making Vessels with Leslie Leong.

That's from 1:30 to 3:30 this afternoon at the YAAW Gallery on Fourth Ave at Wood Street.

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Two shows in the Arts Underground.

In the Kitchen & On the Table invites visitors to contemplate elements of food culture.

The exhibition features photographs to sculptures by members of the Yukon Art Society.

In the Edge gallery, see some of the finest fantasy, science fiction, comic book, and fan art being created in the territory.

This show is run in conjunction with YukomiCon.. that's Yukon's comic convention.

Edge of Reality features whimsical, insightful, and sometimes down-right disturbing visions of an alternate reality.

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There's an art show in the Youth Gallery at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Creative Summer showcases the work of the participants of Learning Disability Association Yukon's Camp Raven 2015.

You can see work by young artist Amzie Cooke-Goodall and a retrospect of the work of young adult Ernest Chua.

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Saturday night on Wharf... you can see a new show by local performance artist Hazel Venzon.

It's a piece is entitled "Your Nanny Hates You."

You can catch her piece titled "Your Nanny Hates You" at the Whitehorse Wharf this Saturday.

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And that's your Thursday 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 - August 6, 2015

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This is the final week of Arts in the Park in Whitehorse.

The Grande Finale is set for tomorrow.

It will feature musical performances by this man, Manfred Janssen as well as Ryan McNally, Sylvie Painchaud and Calla Paleczy.

There'll be a buffet of free food donated from a variety of local cafes, restaurants and food retailers.

CBC Yukon will be broadcasting live from the event.

Midday Cafe host Leonard Linklater will be live on location.

Tomorrow's finale will be a fundraising event for future seasons of Arts in the Park.

Today, the man who produced Arts in the Park for 18 years, Steve Slade, will be on stage.

He's an accomplished vocalist, guitar and harmonica player... well known to many Yukoners.

He plays the Village Bakery in Haines Junction tomorrow night.

And the visual artist this final week is Alana Warner

She has been working on a sculpture/installation.

It's based on the forms and patterns of morel mushrooms as well as other species of fungi.

That's all happening today and tomorrow at noon at LePage Park... at Third and Wood in Whitehorse.

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Another long time Yukon musician is playing Whitehorse tonight.

Jim Vautour is the featured act in Music at the MacBride.

That's this afternoon at the MacBride Museum from 5 until 7pm.

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There'll be Jazz on the Deck tonight at Cafe Balzam.

Paul Bergman will be playing along with Lucie Desaulniers and Andrea McColeman... from 7 to 10pm.

You can also see Paul Bergman's abstract paintings... talented guy!

His visual art show Inner Landscapes opens tonight at Cafe Balzam.

That's located at the Takhini Hot Springs.

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The Yukon Artist at Work Co-op continues its art tasters series.

Today, SUZANNE PALECZNY is giving a PORTRAIT DRAWING WORKSHOP.

That's from 1:30 to 3:30pm at the YAAW Gallery on Fourth Ave at Wood Street.

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Two new shows open tomorrow at Arts Underground.

In the Kitchen & On the Table invites visitors to contemplate elements of food culture.

The exhibition features photographs to sculptures by members of the Yukon Art Society.

In the Edge gallery, see some of the finest fantasy, science fiction, comic book, and fan art being created in the territory.

This show is run in conjunction with YukomiCon.. that's Yukon's comic convention.

Edge of Reality features whimsical, insightful, and sometimes down-right disturbing visions of an alternate reality.

Both shows open tomorrow in the Arts Underground.

There's a reception from 5 to 7pm.

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Tonight at the Yukon Arts Centre... a new art show opens at the Youth Gallery!

Creative Summer showcases the work of the participants of Learning Disability Association Yukon's Camp Raven 2015.

You can see work by young artist Amzie Cooke-Goodall and a retrospect of the work of young adult Ernest Chua.

We hear Amzie also has plans for a live performance piece that involves black hair dye...

That's tonight at 6:30 at the Yukon Arts Centre.

As well in the Community Gallery...

A new solo exhibition opens.

It features work by Maya Rosenberg.

She works with acrylics and watercolours.

Nature and beautiful Canadian landscapes inspire her.

You can see her work in the Community Gallery at the Yukon Arts Centre.

It opens tomorrow with a reception from 5 until 7pm.

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You can meet the artists today behind the art show at Baked Cafe.

The show is called Created at the Canyon.

It features music and art that six local artists created along the trails at Miles Canyon.

They include musician Lianne Cranfield, mixed medium artist Leslie Leong and bronze sculptor Jordon Lindoff.

That's this evening from 5 to 7 at Baked Cafe.

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There'll be a Cajun Dance Party tomorrow on the Wharf.

Cajun Country Revival will have you two-stepping on the waterfront.

There will also be food vendors and artisans.

That's tomorrow evening on Front Street.

It will be closed from Main to Steele...

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Saturday night on Wharf... you can see a new show by local performance artist Hazel Venzon.

It's a piece is entitled "Your Nanny Hates You."

And it's participatory performance art.

You can catch her piece titled "Your Nanny Hates You" at the Whitehorse Wharf this Saturday and next Saturday, August the 15th.

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If you're in Dawson City tomorrow, you can catch a triple-bill of Yukon acts.

The Northern Exposure Summer Concert Series features Owl and Antler, Soda Pony ... and this band Old Cabin.

That's tomorrow night at 7:30 at the KIAC Ballroom.

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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 - July 20, 2015

Here's your Monday Marquee...

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The 37th annual Dawson City Music Festival is almost here!

This band, P-S, I Love You is one of the many acts coming up for it.

Music begins Thursday with a pre-festival concert.

Colin Stetson will be live at the Palace Grand Theatre.

He has developed a unique voice as a soloist, using saxophones and clarinets.

He's playing Thursday night only!

Then Friday, the festival itself starts with the Gazebo show.... featuing Sarah MacDougall as well as James Hill. And that's just the start of the eclectic blend of concerts, workshops, and sessions you can expect at the Dawson City Music Festival.

Corb Lund will also be there along with The Pack AD and the Slocan Ramblers.

Local performers will be there too like Declan O'Donovan, Soda Pony and Cud Eastbound.

Go to www.dcmf.com for the full lineup, artist bios and the schedule.

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For live music during the week in Whitehorse... it's Arts in the Park.

Today, Old Cabin will be onstage... followed by Claire Ness and the Wisecrackers tomorrow. Nadine Landry will be there Wednesday at noon. Major Funk and the Employment will get done Wednesday at 7pm.

The visual artist is Aislinn Cornett.

The concerts begin at noon at LePage Park... at Third and Wood in Whitehorse.

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Gwaandak Theatre is presenting a new piece tonight...

It's called Map of the Land, Map of the Stars "Sharing of Work in Progress"

The project gathers artists to explore and string together story-beads from our land.

It's about Yukon's rivers and trails and the people who travel them, from First Peoples to waves of newcomers.

Check it out tonight at 7pm at the Old Fire Hall.

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Tomorrow, the Yukon Transportation Museum is the place to be.

It's presenting the local film that features the northern chapter of the 9/11 story and its effects on Whitehorse.

The movie's writer, director and producer Max Fraser will give an introduction at 7pm.

And then after the film screening, air traffic controller, David White, who was in the tower that day will share his memories.

That's tomorrow at 7pm at the Yukon Transportation Museum, beside the airport.

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Now to the MacBride Museum... where there's a special Throwback Thursday musical evening.

Local Yukon musicians will play music from MacBride Museum's collection.

Annie Avery plays the Dawson City Dude March

Barbara Chamberlin plays Klondike Gold

Fawn Fritzen plays Cat Train to Canol

The Canucks plays She's Just a Klondike Nugget

Each musician will also play some of their originals too.

That's Thursday from 5-7pm at the MacBride Museum on Front Street in Whitehorse.

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You can also catch Barbara Chamberlin at Friday night in Haines Junction.

She's playing the Friday night Salmon Bake.

That starts around 6:30pm.

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The Yukon Artist at Work Co-op is offering an art tasters series this summer.

Tomorrow, you can try your hand at encaustic painting...

... and Thursday, check out graphite techniques.

That's from 1:30-3:30pm Tuesday and Thursday at the YAAW Coop at Fourth and Wood.

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Back to Dawson City...

A new visual art show opens Thursday in the SOVA Gallery.

It's called Positives Negatives by artist Blair Douglas

It's a series of analogue photographic projections based on human geography and the construct of identity.

The projections are layered and polarity is reversed, layer by layer.

There'll be an opening reception Thursday evening at 6pm.

That's in the SOVA Gallery.

The Odd Gallery is showing The World Inside.

It's a group exhibition that investigates the subjects of landscape and viewership

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And that's your Monday 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.

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The Yukon Arts Centre is presenting its summer festival Arts Up Front.

It's happening on the Wharf this week on the Whitehorse waterfront.

It starts today until Sunday at 11am.

It features artist workshops and demonstrations.

For instance, Leslie Leong is putting on a a workshop today called Recycle!

Josee Carbonneau will be leading one about Silk Painting.

There will also be demonstrations about watercolour illustration, calligraphy and wood carving.

That's happening at the Wharf today until Sunday..

Call Arts Underground to register for the workshops.

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Now to Arts in the Park...

The visual artist this week is Meg Walker.

The Dawson City artist and writer likes to combine creative mediums whenever possible.

She's known for her passion for colour and delicate linework.

Musically... today's show features Diyet.

Then Friday, it's a double bill with Gordie Tentrees who is back from his latest tour...

He's playing tomorrow with Swedish songwriter Thomas Pontén who is making his North American debut.

That's at noon at LePage Park... at Third and Wood.

Pontén is also playing the Gold Rush Saloon tomorrow night and Saturday with Soda Pony.

He and Gordie Tentrees play the Gold Pan Sunday evening at 7:30.

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Breakdancing Yukon Society presents CypherFest 2015 this weekend.

It's the last big celebration before school starts this year.

The show features music, dancing, and breakdance battles!

The shows are coming up tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday at 5pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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There's Music at MacBride tonight.

This week Barbara Chamberlin will play the summer music series!

That's from 5 to 7pm.

Then Saturday night, she's playing The Watershed at 8 o'clock.

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Tomorrow night in Haines Junction, Fawn Fritzen and Daniel Janke will be performing two sets at the Village Bakery.

They will perform songs ranging from Leonard Cohen to Lhasa to originals.

That is from 7:00 to 9:00pm Friday.

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In Dawson City...

The ODD Gallery presents The World Inside.

It's a group exhibition that investigates landscape and viewership.

Images and objects in this exhibition draw connections between what we see, how we see, and the cultural effects of our empires of sight.

That show is up until July 25th.

In Dawson's Confluence Gallery...

Don't miss the show call Geometry, Mystery and Pluralism.

It features work by Karen Thomas and Adonika Jayne.

It's showing tomorrow and Saturday.

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The Yukon Artist at Work Co-op is offering an art tasters series this summer.

Today, you can learn to make Felted Bags.

That's from 1:30 to 3:30pm at the YAAW Coop at Fourth and Wood.

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Up in the Yukon Arts Centre`s gallery....

You still have a chance to check out Arctic Adaptations...

The exhibit features three elements: soapstone carvings, topographic maps with photographs of each community, and a series of architectural models with animations.

They look at the current challenges in accessing and delivering housing, health, arts, education, and recreation.

As well you can still see FOUND, FORGED AND FUSED.

It features handmade works from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection... in celebration of 2015 --Craft Year in Canada.

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Mireille Labbe, also known around town as Mimi, is playing in Whitehorse tonight.

She came to the city a few years ago and performed as part of Onde de choc.

This week, she'll be playing L'Association Franco-Yukonnaise' weekly music series at Baked Cafe from 5-7pm.

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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.

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Breakdancing Yukon Society presents CypherFest 2015 this weekend.

It's the last big celebration before school starts this year.

The show features music, dancing, and breakdance battles!

The shows are coming up this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 5pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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Now to Arts in the Park... where it will have an Atlin music fest flavour to it.

Today, Michael Feuerstack is playing LePage Park at lunchtime.

He was a hit with fans over the weekend at the festival.

Tomorrow, Devon Sproule, who also sings with Michael, will be on stage.

Circus Camp Wednesday at noon... and M-C Turmoil at 7pm.

Thursday, it's Diyet. Friday, there's a double bill of Gordie Tentrees and Thomas Pontien.

The visual artist Meg Walker is writing letters on a typewriter this week.

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Wednesday night, there'll be live music on the Wharf... on the Whitehorse waterfront.

Travelling troubadour Rory McLeod will be performing as part of the Arts Up Front Festival!

That's Wednesday at 7pm.

Bring a lawn chair.

The Yukon Arts Centre is presenting an Arts Up Front Festival on the Wharf.

... Wednesday to Sunday... starting at 11am each day.

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There's an artist talk coming up Wednesday featuring the Chilkoot Trail artist Kevin Curry.

He's from Tallahassee, Florida.

He'll talk about the time he spent on the Chilkoot Trail and the work he created.

That's 5:30pm at the Old Fire Hall.

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There's Music at MacBride this Thursday.

This week Barbara Chamberlin will play the summer music series!

That's from 5 to 7pm Thursday.

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Friday night in Haines Junction, Fawn Fritzen and Daniel Janke will be performing two sets at the Village Bakery.

They will perform songs ranging from Leonard Cohen to Lhasa to originals.

That is from 7-9pm Friday.

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In Dawson City...

The ODD Gallery presents The World Inside.

It's a group exhibition that investigates landscape and viewership.

Images and objects in this exhibition draw connections between what we see, how we see, and the cultural effects of our empires of sight.

That show is up until July 25th.

In Dawson's Confluence Gallery...

Don't miss the show call Geometry, Mystery and Pluralism.

It features work by Karen Thomas and Adonika Jayne.

It's showing this Friday and Saturday.

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The Yukon Artist at Work Co-op is offering an art tasters series this summer.

This week, it's the Photographer's Eye tomorrow... and Felted Bags on Thursday.

You can try your hand at it from 1:30 to 3:30pm Tuesday and Thursday at the YAAW Coop at 4th Ave and Wood.

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Up in the Yukon Arts Centre`s gallery....

You still have a chance to check out Arctic Adaptations...

The exhibit features three elements: soapstone carvings, topographic maps with photographs of each community, and a series of architectural models with animations.

They look at the current challenges in accessing and delivering housing, health, arts, education, and recreation.

As well you can still see FOUND, FORGED AND FUSED.

It features handmade works from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection... in celebration of 2015 --Craft Year in Canada.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

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

Message us on www.facebook/cbcyukon

...or email anewday@cbc.ca.

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Ian Tyson will be on stage in Atlin this weekend at the Arts and Music Festival. The festival opens tomorrow with the Taku Kwaan Dancers. Some of the headline acts include Michael Feuerstack, Danny Michel and Devon Sproule.

Local and northern performers will be there too... like Soda Pony, Diyet and Dana Sipos.

The Yukon Film Society has programmed lots of films for the festival once again this year.

Its lineup starts tonight for the locals and early festival goers...

At 7pm, you can see Atlin Archival Movies by directors James and Dorothy Smith.

They documented life in Atlin with an eight millimetre movie camera during the first 15 years of their marriage starting in 1941.

That`s followed by two other northern films tonight. Those films are free.

The rest, showing during the festival weekend, will require a festival pass.

Some of the highlights of the weekend screenings include a feature doc called A Band Called Death.

There will be animated shorts for the kids... along with a screening of the Dawson film All the Time in the World.

Check www.yukonfilmsociety.com for the full schedule.

The films show at the Globe Theatre in Atlin.

And now to the arts...

The art tent at the festival grounds... feature workshops by Amber Church, Patrick Royle, John Steins, Paul and Jeanine Baker and many others.

Check out www.atlinfestival.ca for the full lineup. The festival is sold out. No tickets will be available at the gate.

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Blood Ties Four Directions is hosting a new art show this month in Whitehorse.

Crossroads: Connections between Hepititis C and incarceration opened yesterday. The exhibit features art created by individuals who have experience with incarceration in Whitehorse.

Thirteen works of art by 10 artists will be showing this month in the Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery.

Check out photos of some of them posted on our Facebook page.

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In the Yukon Arts Centre`s main gallery....

You still have a chance to check out Arctic Adaptations...

That might be a nice thing to do today which is Nunavut Day.

The exhibit features 3 elements: soapstone carvings, topographic maps with photographs of each community, and a series of architectural models with animations.

They look at the current challenges in accessing and delivering housing, health, arts, education, and recreation.

As well you can still see Found, Forged and Fused.

It features handmade works from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection in celebration of 2015 Craft Year in Canada.

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Downtown in the Arts Underground...

There's "Reflections" in the Focus Gallery. It features 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.At the Northern Front Studio in Whitehorse.

At the Northern Front Studio... in Waterfront Station.... you can see work by Mary Beattie.

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

Her paintings will be on display until the end of the month.

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Now to Arts in the Park... Sarah MacDougall will be on stage today at LePage Park. But if not, there is a tent you can sit under to keep you dry.

Tomorrow, it is Sonny Crow Company. It'is a new musical project featuring Dennis Allen and Daniel Janke.

And the visual artist this week is Jessica Vellenga.

She's working this week on a project called Mend and Make Well. She will accept items from the public that need of simple mending and repair.

It allows her to teach historic traditions of fabric craftmsmanship and repair to the public, while also offering a gift of mending.

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You can also catch Sarah MacDougall on tomorrow night in Haines Junction. She's playing the Village Bakery's concert.

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There is Music at MacBride this evening too.

The Canucks and Hank Karr take the stage to start MacBride Summer Music Series!

This concert is Free for members or 5 dollars for everyone else.

That is from 5 to 7pm.

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This band, Black Iron Blossom, is giving its new cd a spin at Antoinettes in Whitehorse. The band just finished its first album.

It will not be released in September, but you can hear some of the songs from the newly mastered disk tonight at Antoinettes... starting at 6pm.

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Yukon Summer Music Camp is coming up at the end of the month, but you only have until next week to register.

There are more than 40 classes to choose from this year at camp including; guitar, vocal, jazz ensemble, drumming, ukulele and much more.

From wee ones to adults --- beginners to professionals...

Register online at www.yukonmusiccamp.ca.

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And finally... tomorrow night is the First Frantic Follies Yukoners Night 2015. Special guest Lachlan Murdoch of the Murdoch Mysteries will be on stage for it. That's Friday, July 10 at the Westmark Whitehorse. Show time is 8pm. Show your Yukon ID to get in.

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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 CBC Yukon's Facebook site...

...or email anewday at cbc dot c a.