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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...

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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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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.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - March 5, 2015

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Why not head out tonight on a Blind Date?

That's the name of the show this week at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Mimi is a French clown who goes on a blind date with a different man every night ... chosen from the audience.

The show star, Renée Amber, says no performance is the same. Blind Date is running tonight to Saturday starting at 8.

There'll be a LATE NIGHT PERFORMANCE tomorrow night at 11.

This show contains mature content... so it's not recommended for folks under 17.

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You can follow the trail of the broken hearts... to the Yukon Arts Centre.

The Museum of Broken Relationships features mementos of once grand loves.

The show started in Croatia and is making its Canadian debut here in Whitehorse.

It includes pieces flown from Zagreb but also special items donated by Yukoners..

Also in the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery...

There's SONJA AHLERS show ... WAR IN PEACE (TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART).

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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Brandon Isaak is playing the Yukon Transportation Museum tomorrow...

The concert hearkens back to the days when the museum was called the Ice Palace and hosted music shows and dances.

In the museum's 25th year, it's reinstituting the Ice Palace with Ice Palace Blues: Brandon Isaak.

That's tomorrow night at 7:30.

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Thursday night, there's a Jazz in the Hall ... Learn, listen and jam!

It features trombone player Keith Todd with Bone To Be Wild!

Todd has played in jazz festivals all over the country.

Currently, he's the lead trombone player of Whitehorse's BIG BAND, as well as a teacher at Porter Creek High School.

Steve Gedrose will give an educational vignette...

... and it will also wrap with a jazz jam.

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

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From jazz to bluegrass...

The Bennett Sun is holding its CD Release Concert this weekend.

The Junction Arts and Music society is presenting the concert Saturday night at the St. Elias Convention Centre.

The show starts at 8pm.

Get your tickets at the Haines Junction Village Office.

Bennett Sun will join Tara McCarthy this afternoon on Airplay.

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The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is coming to Whitehorse tonight.

It features environmental and outdoor-themed films.

CPAWS is presenting it.

The festival will open with a film based in the Yukon.

Headwaters of the Wild is a film created from last summer's International League of Conservation Photographers trip into the Peel Watershed.

You can also see films about fracking, climate change and responsible travel.

That's tonight at the Beringia Centre at 7:30.

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There's a bilingual theatrical performance coming up this weekend.

Je parle français and I Love in English is a subtitled performance.

It celebrates linguistic diversity in the Yukon.

Les EssentiElles is presenting it for the second time in Whitehorse at the Old Fire Hall.

That's tomorrow night and Saturday at 7:30.

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Back to visual art...

There's an Exposition Collective opening tomorrow night at the Old Fire Hall.

Feminism is the theme.

It's a multidisciplinary show features a number of artists including Marie-Helene Comeau, Stephanie Moreau and Sabrina Long.

That's at the Old Fire Hall tomorrow night at 6.

 

There's also a Yukon Art Society members exhibition opening tomorrow night in the Arts Underground.

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

There'll be an opening reception tomorrow night from 5 to 7 in the Arts Underground.

 

And over the North End Gallery in Horwoods Mall... Simon Gilpin's new show is opening.

It features is oil on canvas in a show called Mother Earth.

There's an opening reception from 5 to 7.

 

Over at the Northern Front Studio Gallery... there's an art opening for "Places We've Been."

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

That's tomorrow night at 5:30pm, at Northern Front Studio Gallery.

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There's a dance and dinner theatre performance coming up this weekend.

Young performers from the Northern Lights School of Dance, Music Art and Drama and the Rendezvous Superstar are involved.

The Souper Spectacle Dinner Theatre and Youth Performance showcase is set for Saturday at Ecole Emilie Tremblay.

Northern Lights is putting on the show as a fundraiser.

Eight dancers will join hundreds of others this July in Copenhagen.

They're attending a development program called Dance and the Child International.

You can tickets for Saturday's fundraising event Northern Lights and Sandors.

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There's a Balkan-gypsy cabaret coming up this weekend.

The show "Redboot" features Amelia Rose on violin and vocals and Vancouver musicians Alison Jenkins on accordion, clarinet and vocals and Russell Sholberg on upright bass.

The three will be showcasing their tunes Saturday at WellRead Books.

You can also catch them Sunday at the GoldPan Saloon.

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There's a Folk Society Coffeehouse this Saturday.

The featured act this month is Barbara Chamberlin ... plus the open stage performances.

That starts at 7:30 in the basement of the Whitehorse United Church.

There's also a coffeehouse in Dawson City.

That's Saturday at the 7 at the Oddfellows Ballroom.

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Harmonica player extraordinaire Mike Stevens is back in the Yukon.

He's playing a house concert tour over the next week or so.

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

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This Saturday, Ryan Dorward, of Boiler Room Ginger Jam fame, has a new album out!

It's a folk/blues album called "Tales of Absurdity."

There's a cd release show planned for 11 o'clock Saturday night at Epic Pizza in Riverdale.

It will feature Ryan Dorward on guitar/vocal; John Lee on bass guitar and Mike Settle on drums.

And that's your Marquee.

Email anewday@cbc.ca with your arts events

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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - March 2, 2015

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Nicole Edwards is seeing the beauty in puppets these days.

She has created a music video for her song Lychee Martini..

That video stars puppets.

Local artist Helen O'Connor created the main puppet in the video.

There will be a Music Video Launch Party tomorrow night in Riverdale.

You can watch the video... and see the bloopers and out takes too.

There will also be live music with Nicole Edwards, Andrea McColeman, Marc Paradis, Paul Bergman and Nick Mah.

The show will include Duets with Special Guest Puppets: Alvaro, Fox Foxworthy & Bluey Armstrong.

That's Tuesday night at 8 at Epic Pizza in Riverdale.

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From puppets to poetry... P-E-I poet Richard Lemm is in town.

He's giving a reading Tuesday night at a  Brave New Words event at 7 at Well Read Books downtown.

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Thursday night, there's a Jazz in the Hall ... Learn, listen and jam!

This time, it features trombone player Keith Todd with Bone To Be Wild!

He has played in jazz festivals all over the country -- in bands ranging from a brass quintet to a Chicago tribute band.

Currently, he's the lead trombone player of Whitehorse's BIG BAND, as well as a teacher at Porter Creek High School.

Steve Gedrose will give an educational vignette...

... and it will also wrap with a jazz jam.

That's at the Old Fire Hall Thursday night at 7.

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There's nothing like the thrill of a first date...

You experience that in the play Blind Date... that's coming this week to the Yukon Arts Centre.

Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night ... plucked right out of the audience... ... so be prepared for that.

The show was created by Rebecca Northan ...and stars Renée Amber

It's running Thursday to Saturday this week.. starting at 8 each night.

There will be a SPECIAL PREVIEW PERFORMANCE on Wednesday night...

.... and there'll be a LATE NIGHT PERFORMANCE on Friday...

Stay up late with Mimi on Friday for the 11 o'clock performance.

This show contains mature content... so it's not recommended for viewers under 17.

That's Wednesday to Saturday this week at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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There's a bilingual theatrical performance coming up this weekend downtown.

Je parle français and I Love in English 2015 is a subtitled performance.

It celebrates linguistic diversity in the Yukon.

Les EssentiElles is presenting it for the second time in Whitehorse at the Old Fire Hall.

That's Friday and Saturday at 7:30.

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Also Friday night... Brandon Isaak is playing the Yukon Transportation Museum...

This concert hearkens back to the early days when the museum called the Ice Palace and all kinds of music shows and dances were hosted there.

Now, in the museum's 25th year it's reinstituting the Ice Palace with Ice Palace Blues: Brandon Isaak.

That's Friday night at 7:30.

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There's a Folk Society Coffeehouse this Saturday.

The featured act this month is Barbara Chamberlin ... plus the open stage performances.

That starts at 7:30 in the basement of the Whitehorse United Church.

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To Dawson City...

There's also a coffeehouse Saturday at the 7 at the Oddfellows Ballroom.

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Harmonica player extraordinaire Mike Stevens is coming back to the Yukon.

He's doing a house concert tour.

Check out www.homeroutes.ca to find a concert near you.

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The Bennett Sun is holding its CD Release Concert this Saturday night.

The band got its start winning the amateur stage the last time the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival was held in Haines Junction.

So it's releasing its cd in the community just months before the Festival returns to Kluane Country!

The Junction Arts and Music society is presenting the concert Saturday night at the St. Elias Convention Centre.

Doors open at 7 and show starts at 8pm.

You can get tickets at the Haines Junction Village Office.

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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 - February 26, 2015

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ClassicalTerritoryWhseConcerts1.jpgWhitehorse Concerts presents Classical Territory this weekend ... with a local flare.

This Saturday's performance features local ensembles, soloists and The Whitehorse Community Orchestra, conducted by Henry Klassen.

The concert will take place on Saturday at 8 at the Yukon Arts Centre. The pre-concert interview starts at 7 in the centre's Studio Gallery.

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Leela Gilday is in the Yukon. She played Teslin earlier this week ... and you can see her Friday in Whitehorse.

The fellow northerner hails from Yellowknife. She has a strong aboriginal presence on the Canadian music scene ... including a new Juno nomination for her latest release, "Heart of the People".

Gilday performs with her band, Jason Burns, Tony Raybould and Paul Yee.

That's Friday night at 7 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

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If you're a fool for the music of Johnny Cash... then you need to be at the Yukon Convention Centre.

There'll be a local "Tribute to Johnny Cash" concert there Friday night.

Hank Karr will be on stage along with Ed Isaak, Clint Carpenter, Nicole Edwards, Art Johns, Kevin Barr, the Midnight Sons and many others.

After the show, you can dance the night away to music of the Canucks.

That's Friday night at 7:30 at the convention centre.

Don't forget to wear black!

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

The Royal Opera House`s production of Andrea Chenier is coming to the Qwanin Cinema.

You can see it this Saturday morning at 9:30...

... and you`ll have another chance Monday, March 9th at 6:30 in the evening.

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Swing Dance Yukon has another show coming up this week.

Grant Simpson and the Simpson Syncopators are sure to have you on the dance floor....

Dance coach James 'Happy Feet' McCullough will be there too.

That's Friday night at the Westmark Whitehorse Ball Room... from 8 until 11.

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To Dawson City... Erin Fleck will be giving an artist's talk tonight.

She's a playwright, puppeteer and performer based in Toronto.

Fleck will be talking about her work Thursday evening at 7:30 at the KIAC ballroom.

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In Haines Junction this weekend...

Pandit Tejomaya, a priest from Gabriola Island in B-C, is in Haines Junction this weekend for a yoga retreat.

And on Saturday night, he'll lead an evening of chanting, known as "Kirtan."

That's at 7:00 PM in the basement of the Log Church.

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Back in Whitehorse... Yukon Artists @ Work is opening its new gallery this Friday.

It has moved downtown to 4th Avenue, just a block off of Main Street in the former Pot of Gold building.

There'll be a reception starting at 5 on Friday.

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To live theatre...

The play, Kafka and Son, opens tonight in Whitehorse.

It`s about Franz Kafka -- the famous philosopher, acclaimed writer and tortured son.

He outlined his difficult relationship with his father in an unpublished letter.

That forms the basis of a play running tonight until Saturday at 7:30 at the Old Firehall.

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Moving Parts Theatre is presenting "Talking to Strangers."

It's a collection of short plays that tackle themes of deception, honesty, intimacy between strangers ... all with a bit or humour.

Twelve local actors will present it in two hours at Well-Read Books.

"Talking to Strangers" runs until Saturday.

Show time is 8pm.

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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 - February 23, 2015

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Leela Gilday will be in concert later this week at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

This will be the centre's first ever in-house production.

The fellow northerner hails from Yellowknife.

She has a strong aboriginal presence on the Canadian music scene.

She also has a new Juno nomination for her latest release, "Heart of the People".

Gilday performs with her band, Jason Burns, Tony Raybould and Paul Yee.

That's Friday at 7pm at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

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The new MAD 10-11-12 class presents its variety show, MAD-2-NYC this week.

For 24 years, the second semester MAD class has been wowing audiences with dance, singing, comedy and masks.

And it's doing it again this year.

Check out the show Tuesday night and Wednesday at the Wood Street Centre.

Show times 8pm both nights.

Get tickets in advance at the office on Wood Street between 9 and 3, or at the door.

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Whitehorse Concerts presents Classical Territory this weekend with a local flare.

This Saturday's performance features local ensembles, soloists and The Whitehorse Community Orchestra, conducted by Henry Klassen.

The concert will take place on Saturday at 8 at the Yukon Arts Centre.

The pre-concert interview starts at 7 in the centre's Studio Gallery.

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There's "A Tribute to Johnny Cash" show Friday night at the Yukon Convention Centre.

Hank Karr, Ed Isaak, Clint Carpenter, Nicole Edwards, Art Johns and many others will provide the music.

That's Friday at 7:30 at the convention centre.

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You can take in local jazz Wednesday night.

Trio Manouche plays the Wheelhouse Whitehorse.

Music starts at 8.

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Moving Parts Theatre is presenting "Talking to Strangers."

It's a collection of short plays that tackle themes of deception, honesty, intimacy between strangers ... all with a bit or humour.

Twelve local actors will present it in two hours at Well-Read Books.

"Talking to Strangers" runs from Tuesday to Saturday this week.

Show time is 8pm.

And there's Pay-What-You-Can Night tomorrow night.

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This weekend at the Old Fire Hall...

You can see Kafka and Son.

It's a theatrical performance created by Thea-turtle and Threshold Theatre.

It's running Thursday to Saturday at the Old Fire Hall at 7:30 each night.

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To Dawson City on Thursday night...

Erin Fleck will be at the KIAC ballroom.

She's a playwright, puppeteer and performer based in Toronto.

... responsible for all the puppeteering that Glenda was talking about these days in Dawson.

Fleck will be giving an artist talk Thursday evening at 7:30 at the KIAC ballroom.

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You still have time to check out the Cabin Fever show in Dawson.

It features work by the DAWSON CITY ARTS SOCIETY MEMBER'S EXHIBITION.

The show is in the Odd Gallery until Thursday.

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Back in Whitehorse...

Yukon Artists @ Work is pleased to announce the opening of their new gallery this Friday.

It has moved downtown to 4th Avenue, just a block off of Main Street in the former Pot of Gold building.

There'll be a reception starting at 5 on Friday.

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On Wednesday night...

Kwanlin Dun Elders Annie and Dianne Smith and Yukon College Student Nicole Bauberger will talk about art works in the Yukon Permanent Art Collection.

These artworks will be on hand to view in person.

That's Wednesday evening at 7 in the Elder's Lounge in the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

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Nicole Bauberger's solo show also continues its run at the North End Gallery.

Her show features new paintings of the Yukon River, along with other selected work.

The show continues till the first week of March

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In the Arts Underground

The exhibition "Skin" continues its run in the Focus Gallery at Arts Underground.

It features work from six artists from the Studio Gallery Association, Shiela Alexandrovich, Larry DuGuay, Lyn Fabio, Neil Graham, Rob Ingram and Maureen Morris.

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And in Haines Junction this weekend...

Pandit Tejomaya, a priest from Gabriola Island BC, is in Haines Junction this weekend for a yoga retreat.

He'll lead an evening of chanting, known as "Kirtan."

That's Saturday at 7:00 PM in the basement of the Log Church.

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And that's your Marquee.

Email anewday at cbc dot ca with your arts events

Message on Facebook dot com slash cbcyukon ... or call 668-8460

Marquee arts and culture calendar - February 19, 2015

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It's Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous! Time to shake off cabin, which isn't hard to do with mild temperatures like these. We're welcoming this Canadian band, Grand Analog, to the Yukon.

They're playing two shows -- a youth concert tomorrow and a Party on the Waterfront Saturday.

Get your tickets in advance ...

Rendezvous' Superstar talent contest was held last night at the Yukon Arts Centre...

A big shout out to all the talented young Yukoners we have. Congratulations to Selina Heyligers-Hare who took first place in that.

The Sourdough Sams make their return tonight to the stage at CLUB 867 in DANCE FEVER! They'll be trying to break the 3 way tie for first place. That event kicks off at 8.

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Of course, it couldn't be Rendezvous without the Fiddle Show. That's on this afternoon at 3... and again this evening at 7. Canadian master fiddler Gordon Stobbe is here along with J-J Guy. Yukon fiddler Keitha Clark will be on stage tonight too. Both shows are at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Also today, there's the Our Legend's Medicine show. That features performances by Dakhka Kwaan Dancers, Les Walker, Starr Drynock and Jerry Alfred. That's at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre at 6.

There's the Steampunk Ball tomorrow night at the cultural centre.

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Doh-see-doh to the Old Fire Hall Saturday night... and you can swing your partner at the Barn Dance!

Gordon Stobbe will be your dance caller. The all-youth Barndance Band and Fiddleheads will provide the music.

There will be squares, contras, waltzes, two steps and polkas.

And all dances will be taught and called. The annual Barn Dance during Rendezvous always sells out, so get there early! Doors open at the Old Fire Hall at 7.

Also Saturday night...

There'll be a Rendezvous Dinner and Dance at the Legion. Hank Karr and the Canucks will provide the music. That's 6 o'clock at the Royal Canadian Legion.

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Other Rendezvous events include ... the snow carving competition. It's underway in Shipyards Park.

Carvers are making works of art on the waterfront... that hopefully won't melt in these spring like temperatures.

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There's also Cabaret grivois.

Discover the wilder side of your favourite French speaking artists during the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival. That will be presented in French tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Centre de la francophonie on Strickland Street.

Of course, the French Association will also have the Cabane du Sucre... and maple syrup on snow... at Shipyards Park this weekend.

And there's the big fireworks show Saturday night at 8:30... coordinated by Warren Zakus.

For all the Rendezvous event, check out the website yukonsourdoughrendezvous dot com.

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And not just the cat... Fred Penner is back.

He's playing Kids Fest Sunday at Rendezvous. There's a show at 10am and one at noon in the main tent at Shipyard's Park.

At last word, the shows were sold out... but there may be some tickets available at show time.

You can catch him Saturday in the Marsh Lake area. He's playing the Marsh Lake Community Centre at Judas Creek at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

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For more live music:

Annie Avery and Grant Simpson will be at the Wheelhouse... until Saturday this week for Rendezvous.

At Paddy's Place, guitarslinger Jimmy D Lane will be playing the Rendezvous blues.

At the Gold Pan Saloon.. you can enjoy some Fishead Stew.

There'll be live music at venues across the city this weekend.

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Moving Parts Theatre is presenting "Talking to Strangers."

It's a collection of short plays that tackle themes of deception, honesty, intimacy between strangers ... all with a bit or humour.

Twelve local actors will present it in two hours at Well-Read Books. Talking to Strangers" runs tonight and until Saturday this week and Tuesday to Saturday next week. Show time is 8pm.

And there's Pay-What-You-Can Night on Tuesday.

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In Dawson, it's Muppet Night on Sunday.

Erin Fleck, the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture artist in residence will give a brief discussion behind Jim Henson's political inspirations behind Fraggle Rock.

That's Sunday at 7:30 at the Odd Fellow's Ballroom.

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You have just a few more days to see North of Myth.

That's Joyce Majiski's visual art show at Yukon Arts Centre gallery. She examines romanticized and nostalgic ideas about the North using monoprints, drawings and photographs.

Her friend Zea Morvitz's show is up for just a few more days too. She presents a series of drawings and postcards that she has exchanged with Joyce and other fellow artists. You're allowed to touch them too... flip them over and give them a read.

Also today is the last day to contribute to the spring break-up show... MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS.

Do you own an object that won't let you forget a heart broken moment?  Here's your chance to give it a new home!

Yukon Arts Centre is collecting objects. They'll be put on display as a part of a travelling show that's coming up March the 5th.

Today's the last day to donate your heart broken object... so get it in.

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Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous is coming up this week in Whitehorse... SHAKE OFF THE CABIN FEVER!

This Canadian band, Grand Analog, is coming up for two shows. They're playing a youth concert on Friday and Party on the Waterfront event on Saturday. It's best to get your tickets in advance for those shows...

Coming up this Wednesday...

There's the Superstar contest. Talented Yukoners will once again vy for top prize on stage at the Yukon Arts Centre. New this year... a chance for the public to vote on the best performance. That's Wednesday night at 7.

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Of course, it couldn't be Rendezvous without the Fiddle Show. That's Thursday afternoon at 3... and again at 7. Both shows at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Also on Thursday, there's the Our Legend's Medicine show. That features performances by Dakhka Kwaan Dancers, Les Walker, Starr Drynock and Jerry Alfred.

Other Rendezvous events include... the snow carving competition. It starts at Shipyards Park on Wednesday. Carvers will be busy all week.. making works of art on the waterfront. That's where most of the events... will take place on the w aterfront at Shipyards Park.

Check www.yukonsourdoughrendezvous.com for all the details.

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For more live music:

Annie Avery and Grant Simpson will be at the Wheelhouse... Wednesday to Saturday this week... because it's Rendezvous.

There'll be live music at various venues across the city this week. We'll let you know more about that on the Thursday marquee.

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To theatre...

Moving Parts Theatre presents "Talking to Strangers." It's a collection of short plays tackling themes of deception, honesty, intimacy between strangers, and the alienation between lovers... all with a bit or humour worked in. Twelve local actors will present all that in 2 hours on small stage at Well-Read Books.

"Talking to Strangers" runs Wednesday and until Saturday this week and next. Get your tickets in advance because it's a small venue. Show time is 8pm. There's Pay-What-You-Can Night on February the 24th.

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Thursday is Chinese New Year when we welcome the Year of the Sheep. There have been a few Chinese cultural events held in Whitehorse over the weekend. And tonight, in fact, you have one more chance to see the Shaolin Wushu Master. It's a martial arts demonstration featuring a delegation from a Wushu college in China. That's tonight at 7 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

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Good news.. if you didn't get your tickets to the Stuart McLean Vinyl Cafe shows this June... another show has been added.

It was originally going to be a two-night run in Whitehorse on June 1st and 2nd... And now a third performance has been added for Wednesday, June the 3rd. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, at 10 am.

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The Available Light Film Festival is heading into its final weekend... but there's still lots to see.

There's an N-F-B doc showing at noon today...

Everything will Be is about Vancouver's Chinatown.

At 8pm, there's a concert with John Southworth and the South Seas.

More music tomorrow night too ... including a concert with Julie Doiron and Jon McKiel.

And they'll also be Dave White's guest tomorrow afternoon on CBC's Airplay.

He'll be broadcasting live from Well Read Books.

Some of the other highlights this weekend...

Local film maker Celia McBride is showing her film Last Stop for Miles.

You can see it Saturday at 10:30am at the Yukon Arts Centre.

There's the Quebec film Mommy showing Saturday evening.

The film fest wraps Sunday evening with Mr Turner .. about British painter, J.M.W Turner.

That's just a sampling of some the films showing this weekend.

Check out the full schedule at www.alff.ca

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One of the other musical events the Yukon Film Society is presenting is:

... Christine Fellows and Shary Boyle's concert Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home:

Fellows plays the music and sings... and Boyle uses an oooolllldddd form of technology ... an overhead projector:)

That's Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home tomorrow night at the Yukon Arts Centre.

And you can also catch them in Dawson City Sunday night ... Live at the Odd Fellows' Ballroom.

The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture and the Yukon School of Visual Arts are presenting that.

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Saturday is Valentine's Day... and there are lots of musical ways to spend it with your sweetie.

The Tagish Community Association presents a Swing Dance Yukon Valentines Day Dance!

How romantic is that?

There`ll be lessons and encouragement with James 'Happy Feet' McCullough!

The swing dance band features Grant Simpson, Annie Avery, Duncan Sinclair, Paul Bergman and Ken Searcy.

The fun starts at 6:30pm on Valentines Day at the Tagish Community Centre.

And Sunday evening, swing over to the Lorne Mountain Community Centre ...

Grant Simpson will be there along with Nicole Edwards, Selina Heyligers-Hare, Tori Beemer and Claire and Roy Ness.

That's Sunday at 6:30.

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The All City band's Valentine's Dessert and Dance is coming up Saturday.

It features The BIG Band and the All City Jazz Band.. plus delicious desserts!

This is a fundraiser for the All City Band to help pay for their trip to the Nelson Cantando Music Festival in April.

Dance the night away--- at Mount McIntyre -- Saturday night from 7 to 10pm.

It's open to all ages.

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In Dawson on Saturday night...

There's a Valentine's Day Dinner and A Movie.

It's a Norwegian film called Love and Lemons.

That's Saturday at 6:30pm.

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Back in Whitehorse,

Big Mama Lele will serenade you on Valentine's Day... or what she also calls Singles Awareness Day.

She'll be at the Dirty Northern on Saturday night starting at 7.

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Blue Moon Marquee move its home routes concerts to northern Yukon this week.

The band plays Old Crow tonight and tomorrow ... and Inuvik Sunday night.

Check out homeroutes dot c a for details.

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To live theatre...

You have a few more days to see Oleanna at the Guild...

That's David Mamet's play about a power struggle between a university prof and a female student.

There's accusations of sexual exploitation and assault.

Oleanna is on stage until Saturday at the Guild.

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Take in some Chinese culture this weekend... as we approach the Chinese New Year.

The Shaolin Wushu Master will be in Whitehorse.

Wushu Martial Art is an important element of traditional Chinese culture.

Organizers say the performance is stunning and the delegaton comes from the best Wushu college.

You can see it Sunday and Monday at the Kwanlin Dun Culture Centre.

Both shows start at 7.

And we'll tell you more about that tomorrow on A New Day.

There's also the Canadian Chinese Association of the Yukon's event at the Cultural Centre Saturday afternoon.

That event is sold out.

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