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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - April 27, 2015

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Blues man GUY DAVIS is back to the territory.

It's been more than a decade since his Yukon shows at Dawson City Music Festival and The Guild Hall.

Tonight's concert features special guest Brandon Isaak

That's at 8pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

You can also catch him back tomorrow night in Dawson City... at the Oddfellows Ballroom at 8.

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The Music Art and Drama 11/12 class is presenting "ANNIE"... tomorrow... yes tomorrow!

The musical opens at 7:30pm at Wood Street School.

The show runs all this week ... including a matinee performance on Sunday. Get your tickets in advance at Wood Street School.

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There's a poetry reading tonight, presented by Kicksled Readings.

Halifax poet Sue Goyette is in town. She'll be reading her poetry at 7pm at the Whitehorse Public Library.

There will be a question and answer session and book signing afterwards.

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There's 'Music Monday' at Antoinette's Restuarant.

Tonight, local singer-songwriter, Erica Mah, will be playing original songs on guitar and ukulele. Drop by from 6 to 9pm.

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You can also celebrate live local music tomorrow night.

Katie Avery has a CD release concert coming up.

Check out her fiddle looping madness show tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Old Firehall.

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Wednesday nights at the Wheelhouse Restaurant are all about jazz.

This Wednesday features The Almost 4 Trio, with Steve Gedrose, Ray Tucker, and Duncan Sinclair.

Music starts at 6pm sharp.

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Wednesday is also National Canadian Film Day.

Yukon Public Libraries will be showing Oscar-nominated Canadian short films at many libaries in the territory that day.

In Whitehorse, the public library will be showing them Wednesday from 10 to 6pm.

In Faro ... the Library will show them Wednesday from 4:30 -8:30pm.

In Carmacks, you can see the films from 3 - 8pm.

And in Old Crow:

You can watch Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner. It was recently voted number 1 Canadian film of all time. You can see it at the public library in Old Crow from 6 - 8pm.

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The Whitehorse Community Choir will put on two concerts this Friday and Saturday.

This time they'll feature a full program of Yukon compositions, most being performed for the first time ever, anywhere!

You can take it this Friday and Saturday at 8 pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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Then Sunday... the Whitehorse String Ensemble presents Music on a Sunday Afternoon.

It will feature 20th century and Baroque string music ... from Handel to Bartok.

That's Sunday at 2pm at Christ Church Cathedral.

There will be a reception in Hellaby Hall following the concert.

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Now to visual art...

Printmaker Martha Jane Ritchie and potter Monika Kate Steputh invite you to a new show. The exhibit is called "Fire Wind Water Earth Art."

It contemplates the elements in art and ART as an element.  The opening reception will be held Friday from 5 - 7pm.

That's in the Arts Underground in the lower level of the Hougen Centre.

"Fire Wind Water Earth Art" is on display until May 30th.

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Artist Amber Church will unveil her newest body of work in a solo exhibition this week.

Colour has always inspired Amber's mixed media work so she chose to embrace it in her new show, Colour Theory.

The opening reception will take place Friday from 5 - 8 pm.

The exhibit will continue until the end of the month.

That's at the Yukon Artists at Work on Fourth Avenue in downtown Whitehorse.

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In Dawson City...

Yukon School of Visual Arts features Year End Student Exhibitions at the Odd Gallery as well as the SOVA Gallery

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Yukon artist Halin de Repentigny will sign a small quantity of Limited Edition Prints in Whitehorse this Friday.

He has not signed prints in about ten years.

The prints are from his recent paintings.

That event is taking place at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, in the artist's room.... starting at 5pm Friday.

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Rotary Artshare is holding an art auction on Friday in Whitehorse.

That's happening from 5 - 7:30 pm at Old Fire Hall.

Proceeds from donated pieces of art are going to the Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre new shelter navigator program, the Whitehorse Food Bank and to ShelterBox Canada.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

Here's how you can let us know about your arts and cultural events:

Call us at 668-8460.

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - April 23, 2015

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Whitehorse Concerts presents Ensemble Caprice.

The early music quintet, based in Montreal, will be on stage tomorrow night at the Yukon Arts Centre. The quintet will be performing its Salsa Baroque program.

The pre-concert interview begins at 7pm in the Studio Theatre. The concert begins at 8. Once again, that's tomorrow night at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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The Live Words writer's festival continues.

Jacob Scheier, Chris Humphreys, Susan Musgrave, Patti Flather and Graeme Peters are the featured authors.

The Young Author's Conference is on today and tomorrow at F-H Collins high school.

Readings at local libraries continue. Susan Musgrave will be in Watson Lake tonight at 7pm... and Teslin tomorrow at 1pm.

There'll be readings and music Saturday night at the Haines Junction library.

Guests include the featured authors plus local writer Martin Laniel and musicians Yvonne Elaniak and Peter Upton.

That's Saturday at 7pm at the Haines Junction library.

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The Yukon Montessori School presents the third annual Shakespeare Unplugged tonight. It's an evening of theatre and wine tasting at the Old Fire Hall.

This year features a mini performance of Hamlet, directed by Alan Jeans. It will star James Bradford, Eleanor Crowder, Doug Neill, Sophia Marnik, Sarah Ott, Loughran Thorson-Looysen and Yukon Montessori School students.

Doors open at 5pm. The performance will begin around 6.

Get your tickets by contacting Martha at 334-9797 or email admin@yukonmontessori.com

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For more live theatre...

You only have three nights left to see Cannibal! The Musical.

It's at the Guild Hall until Saturday. Get your tickets at Whitehorse Motors.

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There's a fundraiser Saturday...

It's a Benefit for Ebola Prevention in Mali, Africa.

It will feature live music including African drumming, dancing and traditional music. There will also be video presentations.

That's Saturday at the Old Fire Hall.

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You have until Saturday to see the Walking With Our Sisters exhibit at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

As well, there are two more screenings today of the documentary Highway of Tears.

It was a full house last night.

Today it's showing at 1:30pm ... and again at 7:30pm.

The screenings will be followed by Q and A with the Director Matt Smiley, whom we spoke with yesterday.

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There's a special HONOURING OUR YOUTH concert Saturday at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

There'll be interactive workshops and activities... including an inspirational talk by Earl Lambert.

Then Saturday evening... there'll be a concert featuring Vision Quest, Diyet, Midnight Sons and many others.

That's Saturday at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

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The Fiddleheads play Teslin and Atlin today and tomorrow.

The fiddlers and young musicians between the ages 6 and 14 are doing a preview of their upcoming show The Fiddle History of Canada Part 1 and 2.

The Teslin concert will be at 2pm. It will also feature the Teslin fiddlers.

The Fiddleheads will then play a school concert in Atlin at 11:30am tomorrow. That will be followed by a show at 7pm at the Atlin school.

The show tells the history of Canada from the arrival of the first fiddle brought to Canada by Irish, Acadian, Scottish, Portuguese or French immigrants. It follows the fiddle music west to the Metis tunes and up north in Nunavut and to Old Crow.

The final performance will be in Whitehorse on May the 13 at the Yukon Arts Centre. Tickets for the Whitehorse show are on sale now.

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One Thursday a month, French-speaking musicians perform at Baked Cafe. And tonight, Nadine Landry and Sammy Lind will be playing country and cajun music. That's from 5 until 7 at Baked Cafe.

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In the ODD Gallery in Dawson City:

Yukon School of Visual Arts features Year End Student Exhibitions. They open today from 6 - 8pm in the SOVA Gallery and from 8 - 10pm in the ODD Gallery.

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The Reel Paddling Film Festival is on tonight.

It showcases the best international paddlesport films ... from white water to sea kayaking. That's tonight at 7pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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YukonStruct is showing a film tonight...

StartUP Community is a film about that goes behind the scenes with entrepeneurs in the tech community who are doing what they love. You can see it tonight at 7pm at YukonStruct on Industrial Road.

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You guessed it... the Music Art and Drama 11/12 class is presenting "ANNIE".... not tomorrow but next week.

The musical opens Tuesday at 7:30pm at Wood Street School .

The show runs all next week.. including a matinee performance next Sunday, May 3. Get you tickets in advance because some shows are close to selling out.

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Katie Avery has a CD release coming up.

Check out her fiddle looping madness show Tuesday, 7:30pm at the Old Firehall.

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And on Monday... blues man GUY DAVIS is coming back to the territory.

It's been more than a decade since his unforgettable Yukon shows at Dawson City Music Festival and The Guild Hall.

Monday's concert features special guest Brandon Isaak

That's Monday at 8pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

You can also catch him back in Dawson City...

He's playing the Oddfellows Ballroom Tuesday night.

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And that's your Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events...

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon ... or call 668-8460.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - April 20, 2015

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Live Words: Yukon Writers' Festival 2015 is on this week.

Jacob Scheier, Chris Humphreys, Susan Musgrave, Patti Flather and Graeme Peters are the featured authors. The Reception and Reading is Wednesday at 7pm at the Old Fire Hall.

Readings at local libraries start today.

Susan Musgrave will be at the Carmacks library at 1:30pm today. She'll be giving a reading at the Pelly Crossing library tomorrow at 9:20am and at the Dawson City library tomorrow at 7pm. She'll be in Watson Lake and Teslin later this week..

There'll be readings and music Saturday night at the Haines Junction library. The Young Author's Conference will be held Thursday and Friday at F-H Collins high school.

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Whitehorse Concerts presents Ensemble Caprice.

The early music quintet, based in Montreal, will be on stage at the Yukon Arts Centre Friday night.

The quintet will be performing its popular program, Salsa Baroque.

The pre-concert interview begins at 7 in the Studio Theatre. The concert begins at 8 pm, Friday night at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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From baroque to jazz...

The Wheelhouse Restaurant features Olivier de Colombel, Katie Tait and Jim Vautour.

They'll be skirting the edges of jazz this Wednesday from 6-9pm at the Wheelhouse on the waterfront.

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The Yukon Montessori School presents the third annual Shakespeare Unplugged on Thursday.

It's an evening of theatre and wine tasting at the Old Fire Hall.

This year features a mini performance of Hamlet, directed by Alan Jeans.

It will star James Bradford, Eleanor Crowder, Doug Neill, Sophia Marnik, Sarah Ott, Loughran Thorson-Looysen and Yukon Montessori School students.

Doors open at 5:00 this Thursday. The performance will begin at approximately 6 p.m.

Tickets are $30 each. You can be purchase them by contacting Martha at 334-9797 or email admin@yukonmontessori.com

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For more live theatre...

You only have four nights left to see Cannibal! The Musical.

It's running Wednesday to Saturday at the Guild Hall.

Get your tickets at Whitehorse Motors.

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There'll be reception and DVD Launch of the play, Timely Deception.

L'Association franco-yukonnaise presented the bilingual play last year at the Old Fire Hall.

Now it's on DVD...

You can celebrate the film launch Wednesday at 5 pm. That will be held in the Elders' Lounge at the Kwanlin dun Cultural Centre.

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

And this week, Nadine Landry and Sammy Lind will be playing country and cajun music.

That's from 5-7pm Thursday at Baked Cafe.

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There's a fundraiser coming up Saturday...

It's a Benefit for Ebola Prevention in Mali, Africa.

It will feature live music including African drumming, dancing and traditional music.

There will also be video presentations.

That's Saturday evening at the Old Fire Hall.

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You have until Saturday to see the Walking With Our Sisters exhibit at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

There are a couple of special events going on this week in connection with the exhibit.

Tomorrow night, there'll be a Learning Circle on Violence Happening Toward Indigenous Women

This will a panel presentation and discussion.

That's from 7-9pm in the Elders' Lounge at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

Wednesday and Thursday... you can see the documentary Highway of Tears, directed by Matt Smiley

It's showing Wednesday afternoon at 1:30pm ... and Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm.

All the screenings will be followed by Q and A with the Director.

There will also be a Youth Night on Wednesday from 5-8pm.

This will give youth a chance to learn about the issue through visiting the exhibit, watching the Highway of Tears documentary and being able to communicate with the Keepers, Elders and volunteers.

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The Reel Paddling Film Festival is coming up Thursday night.

It showcases the best international paddlesport films ... from white water to sea kayaking. That's Thursday at 7 at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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YukonStruct is showing a film Thursday night...

StartUP Community is a film about that goes behind the scenes with entrepeneurs in the tech community who are doing what they love.

You can see it Thursday at 7 at YukonStruct.

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And the MacBride Museum is hosting a historically themed dinner Thursday night.

It's marking the anniversary of the opening of the CANOL Refinery in Whitehorse in 1944.

Doors open at 6pm. The meal will begin at 6:30pm.

Music from Hank Karr and The Canucks will follow.

Get you tickets in advance from the MacBride Museum.

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And that's your Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events...

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon ... or call 668-8460.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - April 16, 2015

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It's a Coffeehouse weekend... the last Whitehorse Folk Society Coffeehouse of this season.

As usual.. it's a two-night affair... with a connection to Alaska.

Tomorrow night in Skagway... it's the annual International Folk festival. It features Alaskan and Yukon performers. That's at 7 Alaska time at the Eagle's Hall.

And then Saturday... the Yukon-Alaska Coffee House. The open stage performances fill up by invitation this time around...

It starts with a potluck at 430. Help set up at 5:30... and the show starts at 7. It's in the regular location... the basement of the Whitehorse United Church at the end of Main Street.

And it's the last one until October...

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The Out North film festival is coming up this weekend. This is the Yukon Queer Film Alliance's fourth film fest.

Four feature films are on the bill, plus, a short film program. It opens tomorrow night at 7 ... with a gala reception and then the film screening of True Love. Filmmaker Kate Johnson will be there from Toronto.

That's True Love showing tomorrow night. There are more films Saturday and Sunday night. Check out www.yukonqueerfilmalliance.com for the full schedule.

The Out North film festival is being held in a new location this year... the Beringia Centre. Get your tickets at the door.

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The Yukon Film Society is also showing two films Sunday night in another Available Light Cinema.

It starts at 6 with the U-S documentary Rich Hill.

Then, there's a comedy set in New Zealand by the creators of Flight of the Conchords. It's called What We Do in the Shadows. You can see it at 8... and just before you'll have a chance to the Yukon-made horror short Subject Six.

That's Sunday at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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Today... the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition is holding a public screening for a short video created locally.

It's called A Voice on Homelessness in Yukon.

People directly impacted by homelessness share their experience and solutions to their homelessness.

The video is showing today at 5pm at the CYO Hall.

You can also meet some of the people who participated and created the video.

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To visual art...

A group of young Yukoners has created art ... to show and sell in support of the Peel Legal Campaign.

It features acrylic and mixed media work by young artists between the age of 8 and 12.

You can see their work this SUNDAY afternoon ... from 2 to 4:00PM. That's in Takhini North at 56 Carpiquet. Follow the signs and the balloons.

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The Walking With Our Sisters exhibition continues its run at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

The art installation honours the lives of missing and murdered indigenous Women in North America.

The show will feature beaded vamps or moccassin tops created in Canada, the U-S and here in the Yukon.

The show will be up at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre until April the 25th.

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To live theatre... Cannibal! The Musical is running at the Guild Hall. It's a comedy written by South Park writer Trey Parker...

You can see it Wednesdays to Saturdays until April the 25th... at the Guild Hall. Get your tickets at Whitehorse Motors.

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Kim June Johnson is touring the Yukon with the Home Routes Concert series. She's playing concerts in Whitehorse and then making her way to central and northern Yukon.

Get details at www.homeroutes.ca

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For some more live music...

Yukon Jack plays the Jarvis Street Saloon tonight. Hank Karr and the Canucks join Yukon Jack on Saturday night.

Tomorrow night at Jarvis Street, it's Roxx Hunter, Yves Paradis and Adam Cripps.

Celtic Tyde is at the Airport Chalet tomorrow evening.

Ukes of Hazard plays the Dirty Northern Saturday night.

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The Rotary Music Festival is on this week in Whitehorse.

School choirs will be singing at the festival this morning...

Musicians as well as Yukon dancers have been performing last week and this week for adjudicators at the Riverdale Baptist Church and the Yukon Arts Centre.

The final concerts are coming up Saturday night. There's the junior concert is at 6. The senior program is 8:30 at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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There's a book launch tonight...

Association Franco Yukonnaise is helping launch Pierre Luc-Lafrance's latest book, "Faits divers et autres curiosités"

There'll be evening of stories and local artists will be joining the author at the Centre de la Francophone at 7pm.

This event will be presented in French.

And looking into next week...

The Live Words writer's festival is coming up.

This year, it features authors Susan Musgrave, Jacob Scheier, Chris Humphreys, Patti Flather and Graeme Peters.

There'll be readings at libraries across the territory.

The festival's opening reception is Wednesday night at the Old Fire Hall.

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And that's your Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events...

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon ... or call 668-8460.

Marquee arts and culture calendar - April 13, 2015

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The Out North film festival is coming up this weekend. This is the Yukon Queer Film Alliance's fourth film fest.

Four feature films are on the bill this time around. Plus, there's a short film program.

It opens this Friday at 7 ... with a gala reception and then the film screening of True Love.

It's a romantic comedy about the lives of three women. Filmmaker Kate Johnson will be there from Toronto. There are two more films Saturday night...

Sunday features the OUTlook shorts program... a talk by a Yukoner about 'being transgender' ... followed by the film Boy Meets Girl.

That's the Out North film festival. It's being held the Beringia Centre... a new location this year. Get your tickets at the door.

Check out www.yukonqueerfilmalliance.com for more details

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It's a big weekend for films...

The Yukon Film Society is also showing two films Sunday night in another Available Light Cinema.

It starts at 6 with the U-S documentary Rich Hill.

Then, there's a comedy set in New Zealand by the creators of Flight of the Conchords. It's called What We Do in the Shadows. You can see it at 8...

And just before you'll have a chance to the Yukon-made horror short Subject Six.

That's Sunday at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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To visual art...

The Walking With Our Sisters exhibition opened on the weekend at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. The art installation honours the lives of missing and murdered indigenous Women in North America.

The show will feature beaded vamps or moccassin tops created in Canada, the U-S and here in the Yukon. The show will be up at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre until April 25.

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You can take in some live music tonight...

Antoinette's Restaurant has live entertainment on Mondays now, on the "bar" side.

Remy Rodden will be there from 6-9 pm.. with his original and cover tunes.

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There are two coffeehouses to tell you about this weekend. There's one in Skagway Friday at 7pm at the Eagle's Hall. Then Saturday, it's the Yukon/Alaska Coffeehouse at the United Church in Whitehorse. It's a potluck event starting at 4:30pm. The show starts at 7pm.

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To live theatre...

Cannibal! The Musical is running at the Guild Hall. It's a comedy written by South Park writer Trey Parker...

You can see it Wednesdays to Saturdays until April the 25th... at the Guild Hall. Get your tickets at Whitehorse Motors.

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Home Routes Concert series features Kim June Johnson.

She'll be playing concerts in Whitehorse this week... and then making her way to central and northern Yukon.

Get details at www.homeroutes.ca.

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The Rotary Music Festival is on this week in Whitehorse.

Yukon dancers and musicians have been performing last week and this week for adjudicators at the Riverdale Baptist Church and the Yukon Arts Centre.

The final concerts are coming up Saturday night. There's the junior award winners concert at 6...  Some of the senior award winners will be on stage at 8:30.

That's this Saturday at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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And that's your Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events...

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon ... or call 668-8460.

 

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - April 9, 2015

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It's a big weekend for the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre and the Yukon Arts Centre. The Walking With Our Sisters memorial, that has been touring the country and U-S, opens this weekend in Whitehorse.

The commemorative art installation honours the lives of missing and murdered indigenous Women of Canada and the United States. The show will feature beaded vamps or moccassin tops created across North America and here in the Yukon.

It opens Saturday night at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

We'll tell you more about that next hour...

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It's a shapadoinkle day ... because Cannibal! The Musical opens tonight at the Guild Hall.

It's written by South Park writer Trey Parker... so that gives you a clue of what to expect.

Artistic Director and actor Anthony Trombetta sets up the story for us.

Cannibal the Musical ... and it includes a live band.

It opens tonight at the Guild Hall in Porter Creek.

Opening night is sold out...

But there are tickets for other shows.

The play is running Wednesdays to Saturday until April the 25th.

Get your tickets at Whitehorse Motors.

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The Sing Along Messiah Collective presents: Gloria Hallelujah! TONIGHT.

The choral concert featuring Vivaldi's Gloria.

It will include highlights from Handel's Messiah.

It will be conducted by Rachel Grantham and accompanied by Barry Kitchen.

This short choral presentation takes place tonight at the Whitehorse United Church.

Tickets are available at the door only.

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There'll be an opening reception tomorrow for Catherine Deer's new show.

Her work features large scale charcoals displayed in a unique way.

It's up in the North End Gallery in the Horwoods Mall.

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Nicole Bauberger and Susan Walton have put together a collaborative show called "Flight."

It features paintings, drawings and installations inspired by their trip to Spain last fall.

That show is at the Northern Front Studio, in the Waterfront Station beside Boston Pizza for most of this month.

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Heidi Hehn's show "Raven Rules" is at the Yukon Artists at Work Gallery.

You can see it until April the 26th.

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In the Arts Underground...

The "Northern Fibres Guild" has a show based on a Shearing to Shawl activity that took place last year at Midnight Sun Alpaca Farm.

The show features photos, written explanations, and partially completed work.

It demonstrates the process of turning raw sheared fleece into yarn or felt and then into finished knitted or woven garments.

That's in the Arts Underground this month, in the lower level of the Hougen Centre.

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In Dawson City...

There'll be a DANCE PARTY in the ODD Gallery

That's tomorrow night from 9pm to midnight

The evening will begin with a live techno set followed by Local DJs 993 to the Y0B, Whitebread Soundwave and Reuster.

All proceeds towards Gallery and Residence programming.

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In Whitehorse...

Skagway's three-piece cover band, Gnat King Kong, is in town.

It's playing Club 867 tomorrow night.

Saturday... Southeast Alaska reggae band Dread Onion will be in the house.

That's Saturday night at Club 867.

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At the Gold Pan Saloon,

Thunder is there tomorrow.

Uncle Touchy is playing Saturday night.

And Ryan McNally is in the house Sunday evening.

Over at the Jarvis Street Saloon...

It's Yukon Jack Saturday night.

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Home Routes Concert series features Kim June Johnson.

She'll be playing concerts in Whitehorse next week... and then making her way to central and northern Yukon.

Get details at www.homeroutes.ca.

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And that's your Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events...

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon ... or call 668-8460.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - April 2, 2015

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The Dawson City International Short Film Festival starts tonight...

It opens this evening with a long awaited screening of "All the time in the world".

The documentary, by Dawson filmmaker Suzanne Crocker, is about a winter her family spent living off the grid in a cabin.

The film has been winning awards and it's finally going to be shown in Dawson City.

There are lots of films by other Yukon filmmakers as well as work from around the world!

There's the Cold Cuts Video Festival installed at the Yukon School of Visual Arts all weekend too.

The opening reception for that is tomorrow at 4pm.

There will also be workshops and panel discussions.

All the film events are at the Oddfellows Hall.

Check out the full schedule: http://www.dawsonfilmfest.com/

It all finishes off Sunday Night with a dance party featuring the Lemon Bucket Orkestra!

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Before heading to Dawson, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra will be in Whitehorse.

The Yukon Arts Centre is hosting a "Festival of Fools" tonight.

The high-energy dance party features this Toronto band.

It calls itself "Canada's only balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super band."

The event will also feature the antics of Claire Ness' Yukon Circus Society.

Get your tickets at the arts centre box office or online.

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There's Jazz in the Hall tonight at the Old Fire Hall.

Anne Tyler and Joy Spring will be performing along with guest performer and composer Steve Jones.

The evening will begin with an educational vignette with Steve Gedrose

And later this evening, there will be a jam.

Doors open at 6:30.

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You can go on an art crawl tonight in Whitehorse...

Heidi Hehn's show "Raven Rules" opens tonight.

She's passionate about colour and fine brushwork.

There's an opening reception this evening from 5 to 8pm at the Yukon Artists at Work Gallery.

The show is on display until April the 26th.

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Nicole Bauberger and Susan Walton will present "Flight" tonight.

It's a collaborative show of paintings, drawings and installations that were inspired by the trip they made to Spain together last fall.

That show is at the Northern Front Studio, in the Waterfront Station beside Boston Pizza.

There's an opening reception from 5 to 7:30pm.

The show continues to late April.

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In the Arts Underground...

The "Northern Fibres Guild" has a show opening tonight.

The guild's Jessica Vellenga says the exhibition is based on a Shearing to Shawl activity that took place last year. You'll see the results of that show.. and some partially finished pieces too to help demonstrate the process.

There'll be an opening reception from 5 to 7pm at Arts Underground, in the lower level of the Hougen Centre.

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Catherine Deer's new work will be up at the North End Gallery in the Horwoods Mall as of Saturday.

It will feature large scale charcoals displayed in a unique way.

There'll be an opening reception for her show next Friday, April the 10th.

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The Walk With Our Sisters Sewing Circle is coming up again this afternoon...

This is preparation for the the big show that opens next weekend.

The sewing circle is set for 4:30pm at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

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And that's your Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events...

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon ... or call 668-8460.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - March 16, 2015

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Rendezvous de la Francophonie is underway this month...

It's a celebration of our Francophone culture in the Yukon.

There are special musical creation workshops happening all this week at the Centre de la Francophonie...

It will culminate in a concert Saturday night at the Centre on Strickland Street.

It will feature Francophone performers from here in the Yukon and from Ontario in a unique collaboration resulting from this weeks musical workshops.

That all starts at 8pm Saturday.

Sunday, there's an accoustic brunch with the young duo The Horse Van. That's happening in Dawson at the Alchemy Cafe.

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Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day.

There's lots of live music around town.

If you're looking for something with a celtic flair...

Celtic Tyde will be at the Dirty Northern pub.

Johnny Pogue and the Colleens are playing the Goldpan Saloon.

At the Jarvis Street Saloon, the band Uncle Touchy will be on stage tomorrow night.

Live music Wednesday...

There's jazz at the Wheelhouse Restaurant.

Almost Four will be there from 6 to 9.

The trio features Ray Tucker, Steve Gedrose and Duncan Sinclair.

Thursday night... Renowned fiddler Joe Loutchan plays the 98 as he does every Thursday.

The Midnight Sons Band play the Goldpan Friday and Saturday...

Anger Management is there Sunday.

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Brave New Works Nostalgia is coming up this weekend.

Ten different local artists will interpret this wide ranging and personal theme with new and exciting works.

You'll see everything from bagpipes to dance!

This year, there will be TWO shows this Friday and Saturday... at the Old Firehall.

Doors open at 6:30pm with a bar and a pre show teaser.

BOTH shows start at 7pm

Get tickets at 38 Famous Video in Riverdale, at the door or email bravenewworksyt@gmail.com

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The Walking with our Sisters art exhibition is coming up next month.

But the local Sewing Circle has been busy sewing local vamps.

They're working on sewing 39 vamps to commemorate missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls of the Yukon.

You can get involved in the local sewing circle... by going to the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Thursday at 4:30pm.

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Yukon Art Society members have an exhibition in the Arts Underground.

"Picture This..." features works that focus on photography and photo-based work.

Over the North End Gallery in Horwoods Mall...

Simon Gilpin's work is oil on canvas in a show called Mother Earth.

At the Northern Front Studio Gallery...

There's a show called "Places We've Been."

It features work by emerging artist Allen Murray and Laurie Larkin-Boyle.

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In Dawson City...

Montréal artist Dominique Pétrin has brought her large-scale installations to the ODD Gallery.

She creates contemporary 'frescoes' by completely covering the gallery walls and floors in hyper-saturated silkscreened patterns and images.

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And there's a film night coming up Saturday in Dawson City.

It will feature the films created this past weekend... at the Thaw di Gras festival.

They'll be shown on the big screen Saturday night at Gerties.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events...

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon ... or call 668-8460.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - March 12, 2015

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There is a big lip sync competition this weekend in Dawson City.

The Dawson music festival puts it on every year as a fundraiser.

Dawsonites take to the stage at Diamond Tooth Gerties in full costume and put on ...quite the performance.

That's just one of the many events on in Dawson because it's Thaw-di-Gras weekend!

The Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture has a 24 hour snow sculpture contest on Saturday to Sunday.

There are lots of spring carnival events like the tricycle race, the tea boil and the axe throw.

There's live music all over town... including the Pit.

That's where the band Leg Up Hands Down is playing Friday, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

There's also an art opening tonight...

Montreal artist Dominique Petrin brings her large-scale installations to the ODD Gallery.

She creates contemporary 'frescoes' by completely covering the gallery walls and floors in hyper-saturated silkscreened patterns and images.

She's giving an artist talk about her work tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Odd Gallery.

And then there's the Thaw di Gras film fest.

Make a film about the spring carnival and KIAC will show them on the big screen next weekend at Gerties.

It's also mini-Rendezvous weekend in Teslin too...

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The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming back to the Yukon.

It will feature select films from the festival ... from Canada, the U-S, South Africa to China, Japan, to Antarctica. The film fest is set for tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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The Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon is holding a Film Festival of Japanese Canadian History this weekend.

You can see Kiri's Piano and a film called The Vancouver Asahi.

That's Saturday at 5pm at the Old Fire Hall.

Admission is free.. and there'll be sushi.

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Another Available Light Cinema event is coming up Sunday.

This time, the Yukon Film Society is showing On the Trail of the Far Fur Country.

It's a 1919 Hudson Bay Company film showing at 6pm.

Then at 8... you can see the Ida...

The Polish film won the Oscar last month for best foreign language film.

That's Sunday at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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The trail of broken hearts leads tomorrow night to the Old Fire Hall.

There's Pecha-Kucha night tomorrow with the theme of spring break-up. Pecha-Kucha is the Japanese word for chit chat.

Local speakers will show 20 slides for 20 seconds each. It'll be interesting to see what they come up with.

Find out tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Old Fire Hall.

This event is presented in conjunction with Museum of Broken Relationships and Sonja Ahlers' War in Peace.

They're on display in the Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery.

And while you're there... check out the work by Selkirk Elementary school students. It's showing in the Youth Gallery.

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You can enjoy A Night of Africa tomorrow night at the Jarvis Street Saloon.

There'll be performances of African Music and dance from Sassi's Band... Brent and Becky Law and Leonard Boniface... as well as an arts and craft fair. That starts at 8...

Over at the Goldpan Saloon in the Gold Rush ...

Sonic Poon is playing tomorrow and Saturday night.

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The Midnight Sons Band have volunteered their time to play a fundraiser tomorrow night at Club 8-6-7.

They're helping raise money for Arlo Casey O'Riordan.

He and his family were in a car crash last month.

Friends are raising money to help them.

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The Yukon East Coast Cultural Association is hosting its "almost" St. Paddy's day party.

Local band, Celtic Tyde, will play your favourite east coast tunes.

That's Saturday at Club 8-6-7 ... starting at 8:30.

For tickets, yukoneastcoast@outlook.com or phone 335-6530.

Celtic Tyde also plays the Airport Chalet tomorrow night.

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To the Guild Hall..

Claire Ness is playing a show Saturday night...

She'll be joined by a duo called The Horse Van -- two young teenage sisters who play guitar and sing.

That's Saturday night at 10:30 at the Guild Hall in Porter Creek.

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And finally... Mike Stevens, the harmonica player virtuoso, is touring the Yukon.

He has played the likes of the Grand Ole Opry... but this is his first ever house concert tour. Mike Stevens is playing house concerts in central and northern Yukon this week...

Check out homeroutes.ca to find a show near you.

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And that's your Marquee.

Email anewday@cbc.ca with your arts events

Message on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon ... or call 668-8460

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - March 9, 2015

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The Yukon Arts Centre presents TransMigration by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, on Wednesday night.

It's a story inspired by the life and paintings of Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau.

He was known as the 'Picasso of the North.'

TransMigration melds traditional and contemporary dance with design and music.

It looks at the realities of homelessness, alcoholism and aftermath of residential school.

The show's score features indigenous musicians like A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq and many more.

That's Wednesday at 8pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

There is a warning that content is for mature audiences.

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There's a WALKING WITH OUR SISTERS COMMUNITY CONVERSATION on Wednesday.

You can learn more about the commemorative art installation for missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

That's Wednesday at 5:30pm at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

The art show itself opens next month.

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Opera is coming back to Whitehorse ... on the big screen.

The Royal Opera House`s production of Andrea Chenier is coming to the Qwanin Cinema this evening at 6:30pm.

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The Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon is holding a Film Festival of Japanese Canadian History this weekend.

You can see Kiri's Piano and a film called The Vancouver Asahi.

That's Saturday at 5pm at the Old Fire Hall.

Admission is free.. and there'll be sushi.

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Another BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR is coming to the Yukon.

It will feature select films from the festival ... from Canada, the U-S, South Africa to China, Japan, to Antarctica... all on the topic of outdoor adventure.

The film fest is set for Thursday and Friday at 7:30 both nights at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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Another Available Light Cinema event is coming up Sunday.

This time, the Yukon Film Society is showing On the Trail of the Far Fur Country.

It's a 1919 Hudson Bay Company film.

That's showing at 6.

Then at 8... you can see the Ida...

The Polish film won the Oscar last month for best foreign language film. That's Sunday at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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The Arts Centre presents a Spring Breakup-themed Pecha-Kucha this weekend.

Pecha-Kucha is the Japanese word for chit chat.

It began in Tokyo in 2003 as a way for designers to meet and share ideas. It's based on a simple format - 20 images by 20 seconds.

Speakers at Friday night's event include Meg Walker, Hazel Venzon, Scott Maynard, Amber Church, Andrew Stratis and many others.

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

This event is presented in conjunction with Museum of Broken Relationships and Sonja Ahlers' War in Peace.

They're on display in the Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery.

And while you're there... check out the work by Selkirk Elementary school students.

It's showing in the Youth Gallery.

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There's also a Yukon Art Society members exhibition in the Arts Underground downtown.

"Picture This..." features works that focus on photography.

Over the North End Gallery in Horwoods Mall...

Simon Gilpin's exhibition features is oil on canvas in a show called Mother Earth.

At the Northern Front Studio Gallery...

"Places We've Been" features work by emerging artist Allen Murray and Laurie Larkin-Boyle.

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To live music...

The Wheelhouse Restaurant features Jazz on Wednesdays.

This week, Anne Turner will be there with her upright bass, and Allan Crossley on piano.

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Mike Stevens, Harmonica player extraordinaire, is on tour in the Yukon.

He's playing house concerts over the next week or so.

Check out homeroutes dot c a to find a show near you.

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This weekend...

The Yukon East Coast Cultural Association is hosting its annual "almost" St. Paddy's day party.

Local band, Celtic Tyde, will play your favourite east coast tunes.

That's Saturday at Club 8-6-7 on Fourth Ave ... starting at 8:30.

For tickets, email yukon.east@gmail.com.

Celtic Tyde also plays the Airport Chalet Friday night.

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You can enjoy A Night of Africa Friday night at the Jarvis Street Saloon.

There'll be performances of African Music and dance from Sassi's Band... Brent and Becky Law and Leonard Boniface. ..... as well as an arts and craft fair.

Over at the Goldpan Saloon in the Gold Rush ...

Sonic Poon is playing Friday and Saturday night.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

Email anewday@cbc.ca with your arts events

Message on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon ... or call 668-8460.