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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.

I went up to the arts centre gallery yesterday to check it out.

I'll take you on a tour... next hour.

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.

And you can find out more about his work tomorrow afternoon on Airplay.

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.

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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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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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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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Marquee arts and culture calendar - February 16, 2015

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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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And that's your Monday Marquee.

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

Marquee arts and culture calendar - February 12, 2015

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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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And that's your Marquee.

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Marquee arts and culture calendar - February 9, 2015

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The Available Light Film Festival is underway in Whitehorse.

Today, you can check out 3 Yukon documentaries over the lunch hour ... including one by Dawson City's Dan Sokolowski called Ghosts of Joe Henry.

They start at noon at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Tonight, there's Ben Ratner film's Down River at 7pm.

That's followed by a concert featuring Vancouver songwriter Kevin House.

Other highlights this week:

Tanya Tagaq presents Nanook of the North tomorrow night.

Wednesday night, there's Lindsay McIntyre's A Northern Portrait.

There are more than two dozen films left to see over the week.

Plus, there are lots of filmmakers speaking at the screenings and there's the Fire Hall Film Talks series.

The Available Light Film Festival runs until Sunday at the Arts Centre and the Old Fire Hall.

Get all the information you need at www.alff.ca

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One of the musical events the Yukon Film Society is presenting at the festival is Christine Fellows and Shary Boyle's concert Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home.

That's Friday 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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The All City band's Dessert and Dance is coming up Saturday for Valentine's Day.

That's Saturday from 7 to 10pm at the Mount McIntyre Rec Centre.

It features the Big Band and the All City Jazz Band plus the homemade desserts.

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

Come dance the night away--- at Mount McIntyre Saturday night.

And it's open to all ages.

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There's also jazz on Wednesday at the Wheelhouse.

This week, Paul Bergman and Allan Crossley will provide the entertainment.

Music starts at 6pm.

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

The band plays Mayo tomorrow night, Dawson Wednesday and Old Crow Thursday and Friday.

Check out www.homeroutes.ca for details.

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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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To live theatre... Oleanna is on at the Guild for one more week.

That's the David Mamet 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 Wednesday to Saturday this week only at the Guild.

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Several new visual art shows are showing in Whitehorse this week...

There's A Joyful Variety of Dark at the Rah Rah Gallery downtown.

April Howard and Valerie Ross explore the ideas of light and dark.

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In the Arts Underground... there's an exhibition called "Skin."

It features work from 6 artists from the Studio Gallery Association: Shiela Alexandrovich, Larry DuGuay, Lyn Fabio, Neil Graham, Rob Ingram and Maureen Morris.

The show is in the Focus Gallery at Arts Underground in the lower level of the Hougen Centre.

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At the North End Gallery on Front Street...

Nicole Bauberger has a solo show called River Beauty and other stories.

Time near the water in the Yukon summer inspired her paintings in oil and encaustic.

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At the Northern Front Studio...

Louise Hardy has a new show.

It's called Dawson, the Dock and a Dress: A Tribute to my Neighbours Basement.

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You can 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.

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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Marquee arts and culture calendar - February 5, 2015

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alff15_screens-AC sig.jpgThe Yukon Film Society and the Yukon Arts Centre present a concert tomorrow night with The Wooden Sky along with local guests, Old Cabin.

That's the big kick off concert to start the 13th annual Available Light Film Festival.

On Saturday, there's the festival's 'Eye on Canada' Opening Gala Event.

At 6pm, there's a reception to welcome festival guests.

That's followed at 7 by the opening film Two 4 One.

The cast and creators in attendance include Gavin Crawford of This Hour has 22 Minutes, Naomi Snieckus who stars in CBC Television's Mr D, and Vancouver actress Gabrielle Rose.

The festival features 26 Screenings in all, 18 guest filmmakers and the Fire Hall Film Talks series.

There are some local films including the feature documentary by Dawson City filmmaker Suzanne Crocker.

All The Time In The World chronicles her family of five as they move into the bush for 9 months with no electricity, no running water, no internet and no phones.

You have a chance Sunday afternoon to see it at the Yukon Arts Centre.

The Available Light Film Festival runs tomorrow to February the 15th at the Arts Centre and the Old Fire Hall.

Get all the information you need about tickets and the events on line....

Visit www.alff.ca

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You can see a local film launch tonight...

Yukon Public Legal Education Association is showing a locally-made animated film called "John's Windfall."

It's a film about abuse of older adults.

There'll be a discussion to follow.

That's tonight at 7 at the Westmark Whitehorse.

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To live theatre...

Oleanna continues its run at the Guild in Porter Creek.

The David Mamet play is about a power struggle between a university professor and a female student, with accusations of sexual exploitation and assault.

Oleanna is on stage Wednesday to Saturday at the Guild until February the 14th.

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Several new visual art shows open this week...

Tonight, there's A Joyful Variety of Dark.

April Howard and Valerie Ross explore the ideas of things light, things dark and things in between.

That's 5:30 to 7:30 this evening at the Rah Rah Gallery in downtown Whitehorse.

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Tomorrow in the Arts Underground...

There's an opening reception for a new exhibition.

"Skin" features work by six artists from the Studio Gallery Association.

They are Shiela Alexandrovich, Larry DuGuay, Lyn Fabio, Neil Graham, Rob Ingram and Maureen Morris.

The show is in the Focus Gallery at Arts Underground in the lower level of the Hougen Centre.

The opening reception is on tomorrow evening from 5 to 7.

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Over at the North End Gallery on Front Street...

Nicole Bauberger has a new solo show opening tomorrow night.

It's called River Beauty and other stories.

Time near the water in the Yukon summer inspired her paintings in oil and encaustic.

Her show opens with a reception tomorrow evening from 5 until 7 at the North End Gallery.

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Further down the Yukon waterfront...

Louise Hardy has a new show opening at the Northern Front Studio.

It's called Dawson, the Dock and a Dress: A Tribute to my Neighbour's Basement

The show will be unveiled tomorrow evening at 6.

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To live music...

There's a fundraising concert tonight at the Dirty Northern.

Rock for a Reason is raising money to support Haiti Village Health's medical staff and their ongoing projects.

Claire Ness is playing along with The Midnight Sons Band and Dana Jennejohn.

Music starts at 6.

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Epic Pizza presents two nights of local music this weekend.

Tomorrow night, the lineup includes: The Morgan Girls, Meat the Vegans and Sonic Poon.

Saturday, there's Zipline, Ukes of Hazard, Midnight Sons and DJKJ.

That's at Epic Pizza in Riverdale.

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Saturday night is Coffeehouse night in Whitehorse and Dawson City.

The Dawson open mic night is held at the Odd Fellows Hall starting at 7.

And in Whitehorse, the Folk Society Coffee House is held in the basement of the Whitehorse United Church.

Stewart Ely is the featured act this month.

Plus, there's the Open Stage!

Show starts at 7:30.

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Blue Moon Marquee is on its home routes tour of the Yukon.

They play Watson Lake tonight and Atlin tomorrow night.

Saturday and Sunday they play Whitehorse.

Check out homeroutes dot c a for details on information for RSVPìng to the homeowner.

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Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Vinyl Cafe's Yukon show.

The Yukon Arts Centre is presenting an Evening with Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe for two shows -- June 1st and 2nd.

The Vinyl Cafe, of course, is heard here on CBC radio.

Stuart McLean hosts the show and reads his stories about Dave and Morley, their kids and neighbours.

You can get tickets starting tomorrow morning at 10 at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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Looking into next week..

Lots more films at the film fest ... and some sweeeeeet music too...

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

That's at Mount McIntyre and it's open to all ages.

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One final note...

Whitehorse Concerts wants to let ticket holders know they were not be able to re-schedule the "Ashu Duo' concert for this season.

They will add an additional show next season.

Ticket holders can retain their seats for the make up concert.

Or you can get a refund from the Yukon Arts Centre box office.

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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - February 2, 2015

alff15_screens-AC sig.jpgHere's your Monday Marquee... the magical edition...

... magical because there's a big magic show coming to the Yukon Arts Centre this week.

Outerbridge Clockwork Mysteries features professional Canadian magician Ted Outerbridge and dancer and illusionist Marion Outerbridge.

Prepare to be amazed by this theatrical production.

It'll will be on stage tomorrow night and Wednesday at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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The Yukon Film Society and the Yukon Arts Centre present a concert this Friday with this band, The Wooden Sky, from Toronto, along with local guests, Old Cabin.

That starts off the 13th annual Available Light Film Festival.

On Saturday, there's the festival's 'Eye on Canada' Opening Gala Event.

At 6pm, there's a reception to welcome visiting festival guests.

That's followed at 7 by a screening of the opening film Two 4 One.

The cast and creators in attendance include Gavin Crawford of This Hour has 22 Minutes, Naomi Snieckus who stars in CBC Television's Mr D, and Vancouver actress Gabrielle Rose.

She has appeared in many Atom Egoyan films.

The festival runs February 6th to 15th at the Yukon Arts Centre and the Old Fire Hall.

It features 26 Screenings, 18 guest filmmakers and the Fire Hall Film Talks series.

There's also the Media Industry Forum and seven Live Music and Cinema performances --featuring 30 Canadian artists and musicians.

You can get all the information you need about tickets and the events on line... www.alff.ca

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Oleanna continues its run at the Guild Theatre in Porter Creek.

The David Mamet play is about a power struggle between a university professor and a female student, with accusations of sexual exploitation and assault.

Local actor Douglas Mahr plays the professor and newcomer Bryn Lepp, the student.

Oleanna is on stage Wednesday to Saturday at the Guild until February the 14th.

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In Dawson City, be sure to check out the visual art show Cabin Fever.

It's a Dawson City Artist Society Member's Exhibition --- that invites creativity in from the cold.

It features the work of many artists including Erica Barta, Shelley Hakonson, Leslie Leong, John Steins, Meg Walker and many others.

That`s at the ODD Gallery.

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In Whitehorse, Nicole Bauberger has a new solo show opening Friday night.

It's called River Beauty and other stories.

Her paintings in oil and encaustic were inspired by her time on or near the water in the Yukon summer.

There's an opening reception this Friday evening from 5 until 7pm at the North End Gallery.

Her show will be up until the first week of March.

 

There's a Brave New Words event on Tuesday night.

Writers are encouraged to come and read from their latest work.

The musical guests this month are the Danchic duo -- that's northern musicians Dan Halen and Chic Callas.

Broken Words is set for Tuesday at 7pm at the Rah Rah Gallery.

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To live music...

Gordie Tentrees is starting a big tour.

You can catch him in Haines Junction tomorrow night at 8.

He'll be playing the Bear Creek Lodge before heading off to play some shows in Alaska.

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The Wheelhouse hosts jazz night every Wednesday.

Playing this week is Lucie Desaulniers and Nicholas Mah.

That's at the Wheelhouse on the Whitehorse waterfront.

Music starts at 6 pm sharp

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The Midnight Sons Band play the Dirty Northern on Wednesday night at 9.

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The first Saturday night of the month is Coffeehouse night in Whitehorse and Dawson City.

The Dawson open mic night is held at the Odd Fellows Hall starting at 7.

And in Whitehorse, the Folk Society Coffee House is held in the basement of the Whitehorse United Church.

This month, Stewart Ely is the featured act.

Plus, there's the Open Stage!

Show starts at 730.

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Blue Moon Marquee is on its home routes tour of the Yukon.

They play Whitehorse tomorrow night and Wednesday in the Marsh Lake area.

They`ll be in Watson Lake Thursday and Atlin on Friday.

Check out homeroutes dot c a for details on information for RSVP'ing to the host.

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The next acoustic Slow Jam is taking place in Whitehorse tonight at 7.

This is a jam for people to learn to play music in a group using basic chords and at a tempo to suit everybody.

Bring your instrument and a song to share.

That's tonight at Dean's Strings on Wood Street.

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The Vinyl Cafe is coming back to the Yukon.

The Yukon Arts Centre is presenting An Evening with Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe for two shows -- June 1st and 2nd.

The musical guest will be announced closer to the date.

The Vinyl Cafe, of course, is heard here on CBC radio.

Stuart McLean hosts the show and reads his stories about Dave and Morley, their kids and neighbours.

Tickets for the Vinyl Cafe go on sale this Friday at 10am at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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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