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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - May 21, 2015

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The Big Band is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend.

The 19 piece band has been entertaining Yukoners with classic 1940's swing music for a quarter of a century.

A few of the original members from 1990 are still in the band today.

Some of the alumni, who have moved away, are coming back for the celebration. Bartha Stehelin will be here along with Rebekah Bell, Tim Bullen, Nita and Kelly Collins.

Dance the night away to the big band sounds... this Saturday at 7:30pm at Mt McIntyre Rec Centre.

Wear silver... if you can.

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There's a fundraiser this weekend for this man --Bruce Bergman.

The long time Yukon musician, sound technician ... and all round good guy is taking care of some health issues... and he's going to be laid up for a while.

His friends are hosting Bruce's Big Bash this Saturday. It will feature a long list of local bands from The Midnight Sons to Blue Creek to Soul Migration.

There'll be some kids activities too.

That fundraiser for Bruce Bergman is on this Saturday from 2-11pm at Robert Service Campground in Whitehorse.

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To visual art...

The ODD Gallery in Dawson City is presenting a new series of watercolour paintings by Whitehorse artist Rosemary Scanlon.

Her paintings include many historical references --butted up against objects from contemporary life.

The show X-RAY LAKE opens tonight at the Odd Gallery at 7:30pm.

There'll be an artist talk on June 11, 2015.

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There'll be a poetry reading tonight at the Whitehorse Public Library.

Governor General's Award winner Arleen Paré is in town.

She'll read from her collection of poems, Lake of Two Mountains.

She explores the moods, mysteries and meanings of the lake where she spent her childhood summers.

Local poets Joe Zucchiatti and Joanna Lilley will also share their poetry.

That's at 7pm at the Whitehorse Public Library.

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There'll be live music tomorrow night in Haines Junction.

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

It starts tomorrow night with Dan Halen and Chic Callas.

That's Friday at the Village Bakery in the Junction.

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In Whitehorse... there'll be live music Friday night at the Watershed.

Kieran Poile and Ashlyne Bigg make up the fiddle duo 'Shoo-Fly'.

They'll play a mix of east-coast and Appalachian tunes... and there'll be step dancing too.

That's tomorrow at 8pm at the Watershed on 6th Ave in downtown Whitehorse.

Yukon Jack plays the Jarvis Street Saloon tonight and Saturday night.

Fishead Stew is at the Dirty Northern tonight.

Rio Samaya is there tomorrow night.

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There'll be a guitar recital Sunday... featuring the Yukon Guitar Ensemble.

It features Leif Blake, Julia Frasher, Cambria Fuerstner and Ona Toews-Cardona -- ranging in age from 15 to 18 years old.

They're all students of Danette Readman.

That's Sunday at 4pm ... at Whitehorse United Church.

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Nakai Theatre's Homegrown Theatre Festival starts next week.

It features five days of Yukon talent on the stage at the Guild Hall starting Tuesday.

This year's festival will highlight nine theatrical pieces.

It encompasses traditional theatre, readings of newly developed scripts, improv comedy, dance, music with video installation, slam poetry, and First Nations story telling.

The festival runs from Tuesday until Saturday of NEXT week.

The first performances each evening begin at 7 and finish by 11pm.

Check out the detailed scheduled by going to www.nakaitheatre.com or pick up a yellow and green program around Whitehorse.

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The Circus is coming to town on Monday night!

The Family Fun Circus from Florida will be at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse.

You can see clowns, daredevils, Motorcycle Madness Globe of Death and circus animals!

Of course, there will also be juggling, acrobats, hand balancing, contortion, and the HUMAN CANNONBALL!

There will be two performances Monday at 4:30pm and 7pm.

Doors open one hour before each performance.

That's at Shipyards Park.

Get tickets at Dean's Strings & Music Supplies.

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Also next week...

There's a fundraiser for the Ted Harrison Artist Retreat at Crag Lake.

There'll be live music, a live and silent auction and much more.

That's next Friday -- May 29 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the MacBride Museum of Yukon History in Whitehorse.

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The 4th annual Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival Warm Up Party is coming up next Saturday... May 30th.

Finch Collective, Second Cousins, Blue Creek and Yukon's Searchlight reps The Bennett Sun will be there.

That's at Lot 37 Boreal Road in Miner's Ridge.

Advance tickets are available at Dean's Strings.

More on that next week...

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Arts in the Park starts back up for a new season...

... starting with the All-City Jazz band on Monday at noon.

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And we wanted to mention again... that the Vinyl Cafe shows set for next month at the Yukon Arts Centre have been postponed.

Stuart McLean will be having surgery on one of his legs.

The recovery will make travel and performing difficult.

As a result, the shows are being rescheduled to accommodate his recovery.

Re-scheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible in the fall.

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And that's your Marquee.

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

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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - May 14, 2015

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International vituoso violinist Mark Fewer ... and Yukon composer Daniel Janke will be in concert this weekend.

Fewer is a dedicated chamber musician, classical and jazz violinist, artistic director, teacher and former orchestra concertmaster.

We all know Daniel Janke -- a composer, filmmaker and media artist.

He recently finished a new work for the Vancouver Chamber Choir.

Fewer and Janke will be talking more about their work and the process of collaboration.

That's the Artist Talk tomorrow evening from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse.

And then on Sunday, they'll be in Concert 'on the wing.'

That's Sunday at 7:30pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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Dawson City is ready for The Debaters.

Steeeeeevvvvvve Patterson will be in town this Saturday.

He'll be at the Palace Grand as part of the Break Up Comedy Festival ... on the Gold Show weekend.

Patterson will be joined by guest comedians Charlie Demers and Graham Clark who debate the merits of one really important thing after another...

Yukon's Anthony Trombetta will emcee the evening.

The annual Break-Up Comedy Festival helps support the Dawson City Museum.

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Dawson City isn't the only place to go for laughs...

The Guild Hall in Whitehorse is presenting Canada's Dark Prince of Comedy - Darren Frost!

He has been on CBC's The Debaters... as well Just for Laughs and the Halifax Comedy Festival.

Now he's on a national tour that's taking him here....

That's tonight to Satuday night... at The Guild Hall.

All shows begin at 8pm.

Tickets are available now at Whitehorse Motors or at the door.

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To visual art...

The Artists in Residence at the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture... are busily working away in Dawson City.

They are Louise Reimer and Del HIllier.

Reimer will have an Open Studio at the Macaulay House on Saturday from 5 to 7pm so you can see her work.

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Coming up next week...

The ODD Gallery will present a new series of watercolour paintings by Whitehorse artist Rosemary Scanlon.

The opening night is NEXT Thursday at 7:30.

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In Whitehorse, you can see "Where the wild things are" at the North End Gallery...

It's a collaboration of three northern women artists --- Jennifer Walden, Maureen Morris and Sandra Storey.

That's this month in the North End Gallery in the Horwoods Mall.

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Haines Junction artists Martha Jane Ritchie and Monika Kate Steputh have a show in the Arts Underground.

"Fire Wind Water Earth Art" contemplates the elements in art and art as an element.

It's on display until the end of May.

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At the Yukon Artists at Work Gallery...

Artist Amber Church's show Colour Theory.. is up until the end of the month.

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There's a Coffee House & Open Mic in Dawson City Saturday night...

Doors open at 7:00pm

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Yukoners have been loving The Big Band for 25 years...

And the band is celebrating its silver anniversary next week....

It's bringing back some its famous alumni... including Bartha Stehelin... and this woman Rebekah Bell...

That's Saturday, May 23rd at Mount McIntyre...

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And that's your Marquee.

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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - May 11, 2015

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F-H Collins students --- a-k-a fashion models--- will strutting their stuff tonight.

They've choreographed the music and dance moves for their annual fashion show.

The theme this year is one hit wonders.

That's the F-H Collins Fashion Show TONIGHT in the gym.

Proceeds go to the Substance Free Grad.

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On Wednesday... the Whitehorse Pop Choir presents: "Call of the Wild"

Expect a strange animal or two... as it sings rock 'n roll, folk, pop and new wave covers.

Its second annual spring concert is coming up Wednesday of next week at the Old Fire Hall.

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Fiddleheads present The Fiddle History of Canada.

Gordon Stobbe's 2 hour show tells the stories surrounding the origins of fiddle music from coast to coast to coast, including tunes from Old Crow.

The show features young Yukon fiddlers and local musicians from Whitehorse, Dawson City and Teslin.

That's Wednesday at 7pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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To visual art...

You can see "Where the wild things are" at the North End Gallery...

It's a collaboration of three northern women artists, all with a strong sense of texture, movement and fun.

Jennifer Walden, Maureen Morris and Sandra Storey use materials such as bone, clay and thickly sculpted paint.

That's "Where the Wild Things Are" this month at the North End Gallery in the Horwoods Mall.

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There's jazz this Wednesday at the Wheelhouse...

This week, it features Claire Ness and Grant Simpson.

Music starts at 6.

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Canadian vituoso violinist Mark Fewer and Yukon composer Daniel Janke will be in concert this weekend.

Fewer is a dedicated chamber musician, classical and jazz violinist, artistic director, teacher and former orchestra concertmaster.

Of course, we all know Daniel Janke is a composer, filmmaker and media artist.

He recently finished a new work for the Vancouver Chamber Choir.

Fewer and Janke will be talking more about their work and the process of collaboration.

That's the Artist Talk Friday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse.

And then on Sunday, they'll be in Concert 'on the wing.'

That's at the Yukon Arts Centre at 7:30 Sunday night.

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Uncover your saucy side this Thursday night in Dawson City...

Boardwalk Burlesque is live at the Palace Grand Theatre.

It will feature the north's very own Gold Rush Goddess "Chevonne of the Yukon" along with her entourage of "local curvaceous Klondike beauties."

That's Boardwalk Burlesque ... Thursday at the Dawson's Palace Grand.

Doors open at 7:15. Show starts at 8.

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Then Saturday... it's the Break Up Comedy Festival in Dawson ... for the Gold Show weekend.

CBC's The Debaters will be there.

Steve Patterson will panning for puns.

He'll be joined by guest comedians Charlie Demers and Graham Clark.

Yukon's Anthony Trombetta will emcee the evening.

The annual Break-Up Comedy Festival helps support the Dawson City Museum.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

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

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

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Marquee arts and culture calendar - May 7, 2015

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All for one... and one for all.

The ballet of the classic tale The Three Musketeers takes to the stage this weekend at the Yukon Arts Centre.

The Northern Lights School of Dance is putting it on as their final performance of the season!

Join D'artagnon and his adventures in Paris...

After the ballet, there's Showcase 2015... featuring dances in modern, jazz, urban, broadway, acro and tap.

That's tomorrow and Saturday at 7pm ... and Saturday at 2pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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Vanier Catholic Secondary School presents "Pick Up The Jazz!"

It's a musical theatre production written and directed by Kimberly Hart. She says the premise is 3 students are doing a research project and the topic they choose is jazz history.

The musical showcases the work of jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie.

It features a lot of grads who make up the Vanier Jazz Combo.

There's dancing, skits ... and great music.

The school presents shows to the public tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm. That's in the small gym and Vanier school in Riverdale.

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The All-City Jazz Band is doing a community tour.

It's in Carmacks this evening at Tantalus School and Dawson City at Robert Service School tomorrow. Both concerts start at 7pm.

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Tonight at Porter Creek Secondary School, it's the every popular Hair Show.

It's a variety show that the grads work on to raise money for their prom.

The show features fancy over-the-top hair-dos... lots of music and lots of fun. That's Thursday night at 7 at Porter Creek Secondary.

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And then Monday, F-H Collins students, a.k.a fashion models will be strutting their stuff on the runway.

They've choreographed the music and dance moves for their annual fashion show. The theme this year is one hit wonders.

It's coming up Monday at 7pm at F-H Collins. Proceeds go to the Substance Free Grad.

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We have a new show opening tomorrow night at the North End Gallery...

It's the last one of the season.

The new show is called "Where the wild things are."

It's a collaboration of three northern women artists, all with a strong sense of texture, movement and fun.

Jennifer Walden, Maureen Morris and Sandra Storey use materials such as bone, clay and thickly sculpted paint.

There'll be an opening reception tomorrow from 5 - 7pm at the North End Gallery in the Horwoods Mall.

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"Connecting Through Stores" will launch Sunday -- Mother's Day.

Author and guest reader Eleanor Millard will share stories from her book "Journeys Outside and In."

There will be other readings from books by Frank Harper, Stuart McLean and a collection entitled "Worst Journeys".

That's on Sunday at 1pm at Well Read Books.

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The Gala for Red is coming up tomorrow night.

Dance to the music of Claire Ness as well as Major Funk and the Employment.

This is a fundraiser for Bea's Bicyclettes. It's a team in the Kluane Chilkat bike relay... raising funds for Beatrix Howard.

She's a little girl who will be undergoing a big operation.

You can help by dressing in red and getting to the Yukon Transportation Museum tomorrow at 7pm.

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Then Saturday night...

Claire Ness will be one of a long list of musicians playing The Watershed Coffeeshop and Bar.

It's having its grand opening Saturday ... featuring 9 hours of live music.

Among the list performers: Ryan McNally, Big Mama Lele, Lara Lewis, and many others.

There will be family friendly activities from noon to 4pm and music into Saturday night.

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There'll been a Community Jigging and Contra Dance Saturday night in Dawson City.

There'll be local performers, Keitha Clark, who you can hear on this track, as well as Gerald Edzerza and Ed Peekakoot.

There'll be lots of fiddle tunes and celebrity callers will help you make your way on the dance floor.

This is an all ages show at the Tr'ondek Hwech'in Community Hall.

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Saturday is National Drone Day.

It's a Canada-wide celebration of experimental, ambient, and drone music.

There's a celebration planned for Dawson City.

Stop by the ODD Gallery for a series of performances by local artists on Saturday at 5pm.

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Looking briefly into next week...

Fiddleheads present The Fiddle History of Canada.

That's Wednesday at 7pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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And finally, the Whitehorse Pop Choir Presents: "Call of the Wild."

Expect a strange animal or two... as it sings rock 'n roll, folk, pop and new wave covers.

Its second annual spring concert is coming up Wednesday of next week at the Old Fire Hall.

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And that's your Marquee.

Let us know about your arts and cultural events by calling us at 668-8460.

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

Message us at www.facebook.com/cbcyukon.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - May 4, 2015

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May the Fourth be with you... and you can celebrate it Monday at the Yukon Arts Centre.

This is one of the selections you'll hear as the All-City Band presents May Music Magic.

It's their final concert of the season!

All of the All-City Bands will be on-stage including the All-City Jazz Band, All-City Grade 8 Band, Junior and Senior Concert Bands.

That's Monday night at 7 at the Yukon Arts Centre.

The All-City Jazz Band is also doing a community tour.

It will in Carmacks Thursday evening at Tantalus School...

... and Dawson City at Robert Service School this Friday.

Both concerts start at 7pm.

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Tuesday is International Day of the Midwife.

There are a couple of events going on...

The Community Midwives Association Yukon is hosting a celebration at "Le Page Park."

There'll be music by Annie Avery.

That's from 4 until 6 Tuesday ... a LePage Park, at the corner of Wood and 3rd, where Arts in the Park will be starting up soon.

And in Dawson City...

The local chapter of midwifery supporters is hosting a film Tuesday night.

It's called BIRTH STORY: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives.

This is a fundraiser and a bid to raise awareness about midwifery in the Yukon.

You can see it tomorrow night at the Danoja Zho Cultural Centre.

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Vanier Catholic Secondary School presents "Pick Up The Jazz!"

It's a musical theatre production written and directed by Kimberly Hart.

Follow the students as they complete research for a Jazz History Paper... while learning their lines for their upcoming musical.

They research Jazz through the ages...

There's dancing, skits ... and great music.

The school presents shows to the public this Thursday and Friday at 7:30.

That's in the small gym and Vanier school in Riverdale.

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Tuesday and Wednesday....

The last two nights to see Annie on stage at the Wood Street School...

The Music Art and Drama 11/12 class has been presenting the musical for the last week.

Show time is 7:30.

Check with Wood Street School first to see if there are any tickets left.

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That's what F-H Collins students --- a-k-a fashion models--- will be doing this week....

They've choreographed the music and dance moves for their annual fashion show.

The theme this year is one hit wonders.

It's coming up NEXT MONDAY night... May 11th... at F-H Collins.

Proceeds go to the Substance Free Grad.

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For more live jazz.. the Wheelhouse restaurant in Whitehorse on Wednesday features Nicole Edwards and Grant Simpson this week. Music starts at 6pm.

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All for one... and one for all.

The ballet of the classic tale The Three Musketeers takes to the stage this week at the Yukon Arts Centre.

The Northern Lights School of Dance is putting on their final performance of the season!

Join D'artagnon and his adventures in Paris..

And you can also take in the dance school's Showcase 2015 featuring jazz, tap and modern dance performances.

That's Friday and Saturday at 7... and Saturday afternoon at 2 at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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To visual art... Haines Junction artists Martha Jane Ritchie and Monika Kate Steputh have a show in the Arts Underground.

"Fire Wind Water Earth Art" contemplates the elements in art and art as an element.

It's on display until May the 30th.

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At the Yukon Artists at Work Gallery...

Artist Amber Church's show Colour Theory.. is up until the end of the month.

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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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There'll been a Community Jigging and Contra Dance Saturday night in Dawson City.

There'll be local performers, Keitha Clark, who you can hear on this track, as well as Gerald Edzerza and Ed Peekakoot,

There'll be lots of fiddle tunes and celebrity callers will help you make your way on the dance floor.

This is an all ages show... at the Tr'ondek Hwech'in Community Hall.

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Stand up comedy starts back up this spring... at the city's newest venue, The Watershed.

Join veteran and rookie comics for a night of laughs on the first Wednesday of the month.. starting this Wednesday, May 6 at 8pm.

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The Yukon  Association of Community invites you to join the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the association.

That is Thursday from 6:30-9pm at the Old Fire Hall.

You will be able to see the award winning documentary film Including Samuel  

 

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"Connecting Through Stores" will launch Sunday -- Mother's Day. 

Author and guest reader, Eleanor Millard will share stories from her book "Journeys Outside and In." 

Other readings from books by Frank Harper, Stuart McLean and a collection entitled "Worst Journeys". That is on Sunday at 1pm at Well Read Books.

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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 30, 2015

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The Whitehorse Community Choir features two ambitious concerts this weekend.

They feature a full program of Yukon compositions.

Yukon poets and songwriters were matched with composers and arrangers from outside the Yukon.

Choir director Barbara Chamberlin says out of those partnerships came 14 new and original works. 

You'll hear how Rachel Grantham has put the voice of Robert Service to music.

Whitehorse songwriter Sylvie Painchaud will sing one of her compositions at the concert.

You can also re-discover Whitehorse poet Joanne Lilley's poem... as arranged by Vancouver composer Stephen Chatman.

That's all happening tomorrow night and Saturday at 8pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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Then on 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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The All-City Band presents May Music Magic on Monday night.

It's their final concert of the season!

All of the All-City Bands will be on-stage including the All-City Jazz Band, All-City Grade 8 Band, Junior and Senior Concert Bands.

That's Monday at 7pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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A young orphan named Annie is on stage all this week at the Wood Street School in Whitehorse.

The Music Art and Drama 11/12 class is presenting the musical.

It's showing at 7:30 tonight until Sunday...

There's also a Sunday afternoon matinee at 2 and two more shows Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Get your tickets in advance at Wood Street School.

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Now to visual art... featuring the work of two Haines Junction artists.

Printmaker Martha Jane Ritchie and potter Monika Kate Steputh invite you to their show "Fire Wind Water Earth Art."

It contemplates the elements in art and art as an element.

The opening reception will be held tomorrow evening from 5 to 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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At the Yukon Artists at Work Gallery...

Artist Amber Church will unveil her latest work in a solo exhibition.

If you've seen her work, you know colour has always been an inspiration for her.

Church chose to fully embrace colour in her new show, Colour Theory.

The opening reception will take place tomorrow from 5 to 8pm.

The exhibit will continue until the end of the month.

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

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Rotary Artshare is holding an art auction tomorrow in Whitehorse.

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

Proceeds 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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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 tomorrow.

He hasn't 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.

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Back to some live music...

Major Funk and Employment are sure to get you dancing.

They're playing their style of funk Saturday night at Club 867.

Yukon Jack is the Jarvis Street Saloon Saturday night.

Roxx Hunter is back at Tony's Pizza tonight.

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And that's your Marquee.

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

Call us at 668-8460.

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

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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.

And then on Monday... there's the All-City Band May Music Magic concert. It's their final concert of the season!

That's Monday, May 4 at 7 pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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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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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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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.