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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - July 20, 2015

Here's your Monday Marquee...

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

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

Music begins Thursday with a pre-festival concert.

Colin Stetson will be live at the Palace Grand Theatre.

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

He's playing Thursday night only!

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

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

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

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

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

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

The visual artist is Aislinn Cornett.

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

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Gwaandak Theatre is presenting a new piece tonight...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annie Avery plays the Dawson City Dude March

Barbara Chamberlin plays Klondike Gold

Fawn Fritzen plays Cat Train to Canol

The Canucks plays She's Just a Klondike Nugget

Each musician will also play some of their originals too.

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

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

She's playing the Friday night Salmon Bake.

That starts around 6:30pm.

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

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

... and Thursday, check out graphite techniques.

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

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Back to Dawson City...

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

It's called Positives Negatives by artist Blair Douglas

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

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

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

That's in the SOVA Gallery.

The Odd Gallery is showing The World Inside.

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

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

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

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon.

...or email anewday@cbc.ca.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - July 16, 2015

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

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

It starts today until Sunday at 11am.

It features artist workshops and demonstrations.

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

Josee Carbonneau will be leading one about Silk Painting.

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

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

Call Arts Underground to register for the workshops.

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Now to Arts in the Park...

The visual artist this week is Meg Walker.

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

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

Musically... today's show features Diyet.

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

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

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

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

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

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Breakdancing Yukon Society presents CypherFest 2015 this weekend.

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

The show features music, dancing, and breakdance battles!

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

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There's Music at MacBride tonight.

This week Barbara Chamberlin will play the summer music series!

That's from 5 to 7pm.

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

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

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

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

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In Dawson City...

The ODD Gallery presents The World Inside.

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

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

That show is up until July 25th.

In Dawson's Confluence Gallery...

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

It features work by Karen Thomas and Adonika Jayne.

It's showing tomorrow and Saturday.

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

Today, you can learn to make Felted Bags.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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And that's your Marquee.

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

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon.

...or email anewday@cbc.ca.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - July 13, 2015

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Breakdancing Yukon Society presents CypherFest 2015 this weekend.

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

The show features music, dancing, and breakdance battles!

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

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

Today, Michael Feuerstack is playing LePage Park at lunchtime.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That's Wednesday at 7pm.

Bring a lawn chair.

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

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

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

He's from Tallahassee, Florida.

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

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

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There's Music at MacBride this Thursday.

This week Barbara Chamberlin will play the summer music series!

That's from 5 to 7pm Thursday.

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

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

That is from 7-9pm Friday.

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In Dawson City...

The ODD Gallery presents The World Inside.

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

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

That show is up until July 25th.

In Dawson's Confluence Gallery...

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

It features work by Karen Thomas and Adonika Jayne.

It's showing this Friday and Saturday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

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

Message us on www.facebook/cbcyukon

...or email anewday@cbc.ca.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - July 9, 2015

Thumbnail image for aamf2015logo.jpgHere's your Marquee...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check www.yukonfilmsociety.com for the full schedule.

The films show at the Globe Theatre in Atlin.

And now to the arts...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Downtown in the Arts Underground...

There's "Reflections" in the Focus Gallery. It features work by members of the Yukon Art Society.

In the Hougen Heritage Gallery, there's "Somewhere Here."

Friends of the Yukon Archives Society explores what place names tell us about who we are and where we are.At the Northern Front Studio in Whitehorse.

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

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

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

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

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

And the visual artist this week is Jessica Vellenga.

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

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

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

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There is Music at MacBride this evening too.

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

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

That is from 5 to 7pm.

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

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

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

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

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

Register online at www.yukonmusiccamp.ca.

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

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And that's your Marquee.

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

Message us on CBC Yukon's Facebook site...

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

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - July 6, 2015

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The Atlin Arts and Music Festival is coming up this weekend.

It opens Friday with the Taku Kwaan Dancers...

Some of the headline acts include Danny Michel, Ian Tyson, James Keelaghan, Michael Feuerstack and many others.

Local and northern performers will be there too... like Diyet, Claire Ness and Dana Sipos.

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

The film lineup starts Thursday night for the locals and early festival goers...

It starts at 7pm with Atlin Archival Movies by directors James and Dorothy Smith.

They documented life in Atlin with an 8 millimetre movie camera during the first 15 years of their marriage starting in 1941.

That`s followed by two other northern films on Thursday night.

Those films are free.

The rest of the films, showing during the Atlin Arts and Music Festival weekend, will require a festival pass.

Some of the highlights of the weekend screenings include:

... a feature doc called A Band Called Death.

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

Check yukonfilmsociety dot com for the full schedule.

The films show at the Globe Theatre in Atlin.

And now to the arts...

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

Check out www.atlinfestival.ca for the full lineup.

****

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

Crossroads: Connections between Hepititis C and incarceration opens Wednesday.

The thought provoking exhibit features work created by individuals who have experience with incarceration in Whitehorse.

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

The show opens Wednesday 5-7pm with a special reception.

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At the Northern Front Studio in Whitehorse.

There's a show featuring work by Mary Beattie.

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

Her paintings will be on display until July31st.

That's in the Northern Front Studio in Waterfront Station.

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Two exhibitions are up in the Arts Underground.

In the Focus Gallery... there's "Reflections."

It will feature work by members of the Yukon Art Society.

In the Hougen Heritage Gallery... there's "Somewhere Here."

Friends of the Yukon Archives Society explores what place names tell us about who we are and where we are.

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Now to Arts in the Park...

.... where there's Poetry in the Park today...

Tomorrow, Fraser Canyon will be there.

Wednesday, it's Leaping Feats plus Carole Mullin Dancers at noon...

... Zipline Wednesday evening.

Sarah MacDougall on Thursday.

That's at Arts in the Park at LePage Park at Third and Wood Street in downtown Whitehorse.

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You can also catch Sarah MacDougall on Friday night in Haines Junction.

She's playing the Village Bakery's Friday night concert.

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Yukon Summer Music Camp is coming up at the end of the month.

But you only have until next week to register.

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

From wee ones to adults --- beginners to professionals, there's something for everyone at Yukon Summer Music Camp.

Register online at www.yukonmusiccamp.ca.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

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

Message us on www.Facebook.com/cbcyukon site or email anewday@cbc.ca.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - July 2, 2015

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Today is last day of the Adäka Cultural Festival this year.

One of the big events is the fashion show... Dà Ze Tsàn. It is

sold out, but there will be limited, standing room only tickets available at the door starting at 6pm.

The show starts at 7pm at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

Cultural presentations beging today at 11am with the Rematriate Collection.

There will also be a "How to Cut Up a Moose" slideshow and commentary, followed by moose-hide tanning demonstrations.

Storytelling begins at 3pm.

There will also be more public workshops today at the cultural centre.

Check out www.adakafestival.ca for the full schedule of events.

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The third Yukon Plein Air Festival continues today and tomorrow in Whitehorse.

Artists will set up in outdoor locations at the S-S Klondike and at the Visitor Reception Centre.

They'll have five hours to produce a work of art. It will then be hung in the Yukon Artists @ Work gallery.

The artists will also offer workshops to the public on the Wharf.

That's today and tomorrow in Whitehorse.

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Further along the waterfront.. at the Northern Front Studio in Whitehorse.

There's a show opening tonight featuring work by Mary Beattie.

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

The reception is from 5-7pm tonight, with music by Art Johns and Nola.

Mary's paintings will be on display until July31st.

That's in the Northern Front Studio in Waterfront Station.

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Two new exhibitions open tomorrow in the Arts Underground.

In the Focus Gallery... there's "Reflections."

It will feature work by members of the Yukon Art Society.

In the Hougen Heritage Gallery... there's "Somewhere Here."

Friends of the Yukon Archives Society explores what place names tell us about who we are and where we are.

There'll be an opening reception from 5-7pm tomorrow night.

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Now to Arts in the Park...

The visual artist this week is Helen O'Connor.

She uses local fibres and plants to make handmade paper.

And then uses the paper for sculpture, installation, painting and book arts.

The musicians today are The Canucks --- Ray Park, Red Lewis and Ed Isaak.

Tomorrow, it's Blue Creek.

That is Erica Heyligers, Rick Mombourquette, Scott and Roslyn Wilson.

They play acoustic music.

That's Arts in the Park today and tomorrow at LePage Park at Third Avenue and Wood Street.

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You can also catch Blue Creek tomorrow night in Haines Junction.

They're playing the Village Bakery's Friday night concert.

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The NWT's Dana Sipos is performing in the Northern Exposure Summer Concert Series.

That's tomorrow in Dawson City.

She'll perform along with Cud Eastbound, Joey O'Neil who are now based in Dawson.

That's tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Odd Fellows' Ballroom in partnership with the Atlin Arts & Music Festival.

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Also in Dawson City on Saturday...

There'll be a Coffee House & Open Mic At the Gazebo

That's Saturday at 7pm.

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Pat LePoidevin is back in the Yukon.

This time, he's celebrating the new vinyl release of his classic album 'Moonwolves'!

Headless Owl Records has re-mastered and pressed it on vinyl.

To mark the occasion, LePoidevin is playing the Old Fire Hall tomorrow night.

Local musician Patrick Hamilton will open for him.

Get your tickets at Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters or email info@headlessowl.com!

Doors open tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Old Fire Hall.

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And that's your Marquee.

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

Message us on www.Facebook.com/cbcyukon.

...or email anewday@cbc.ca.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 29, 2015

Here's your Monday Marquee...

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There are four more days of activities at the Adäka Cultural Festival. Cultural presentations and film screenings begin at 11:30am today.

There's a Father Mouchet Slideshow and Talk ... followed by Allan Code's film Fitness and the Father.

You can also see Es Kime Ani... Gordon Loverin's documentary about a ceremony in Telegraph Creek to welcome home the survivors of residential schools.

There's also Joe Tetlichi's film called Caribou Management in a Time of Uncertainty.

Tonight, there's STORIES FROM THE KITCHEN TABLE --- a presentation of storytelling "in the round".

Tomorrow there are more films ... and tomorrow night, on the MAINSTAGE... it's NEW NORTH COLLECTIVE

It features the world premiere of a new collaborative project featuring Diyet, Pat Braden, Digawolf, Robert van Lieshout, Bob Hamilton, Graeme Peters, with special involvement from Sylvia Cloutier.

You need tickets for that event. It beings at 7 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

Gwaandak Theatre has another play reading.

You can hear "The Ministry of Grace" tomorrow at 6:30pm in the Whitehorse Library Meeting Room as part of Adäka.

That's just a sampling of events.

Check out www.adakafestival.ca for the full schedule of events.

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The third Yukon Plein Air Festival starts today in Whitehorse.

Each day, artists will set up in various outdoor locations in the city. They'll have five hours to produce a work of art.

It will then be hung in the Yukon Artists @ Work gallery.

The artists will also offer workshops to the public on the Wharf.

That's on until Friday in Whitehorse.

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Two new exhibitions open Friday in the Arts Underground.

In the Focus Gallery... there's "Reflections."

It will feature work by members of the Yukon Art Society.

In the Hougen Heritage Gallery... there's "Somewhere Here."

Friends of the Yukon Archives Society explores what place names tell us about who we are and where we are.

There'll be an opening reception from 5-7pm on Friday.

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Now to Arts in the Park...

The visual artist this week is Helen O'Connor.

The musician today is Lara Lewis.

Tomorrow, it's Dana Sipos from the NWT.

There will be NO ARTS IN THE PARK on Wednesday, Canada Day...

That's Arts in the Park at LePage Park at Third Avenue and Wood Street.

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Speaking of Dana Sipos... she's performing in the Northern Exposure Summer Concert Series.

That's set for Friday in Dawson City.

She'll perform along with Cud Eastbound, Joey O'Neil who are now based in Dawson.

That's at the Odd Fellows' Ballroom in partnership with the Atlin Arts & Music Festival

Doors open: 7:30pm

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Also in Dawson City on Saturday...

There'll be a Coffee House & Open Mic At the Gazebo on Saturday at 7pm.

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There's a special film screening tonight...

You can see the film Awake: The Life of Yogananda.

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

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It's Music Monday at Antoinettes...

Today's performer is Remy Rodden.. the northern, folk, roots, singer-songwriter.

That's from 6 - 9pm tonight at Antoinettes on Fourth Ave in Whitehorse.

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In Haines Junction... the Village Bakery's Friday night concert series continues.

This week... Blue Creek will be play the outdoor venue.

Music starts at 6:30.

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Of course, Canada Day is coming up Wednesday...

There are lots of celebrations planned in territory... in Whitehorse, at Mount Lorne, Dawson City, Marsh Lake...

Let us know about your events and run them down tomorrow morning.

Email anewday@cbc.ca

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

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

Or message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon.

Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 25, 2015

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Shauit is coming to town.. for the first concert in the Adaka Cultural Festival.

The Innu/French/English singer songwriter is playing tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

Local band Vision Quest is opening for him.

This is the 5th annual Adaka festival.

Once again, it features seven days of cultural activities on the Whitehorse waterfront.

There will be a gallery and exhibition opening tomorrow at 5pm.

The official opening is tomorrow at 6pm.

Saturday, there's the Four Directions concert from various groups from noon to 4.

Tomorrow, Leela Gilday takes to the stage at 8pm.

Kevin and Jona Barr will be playing at 7pm.

Sunday morning, there will be gospel songs and elder's tea.

There will be a drumming circle Sunday afternoon.

That's just a sampling of the many events planned.

Check out www.adakafestival.ca for the full schedule of events.

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Also on Friday.. there are Saint Jean Baptiste and Solstice events at Shipyards Park.

It starts at 4:30pm with Zumba, then a family dinner... with a youth concert.

There'll be a Barn Dance at 6:30pm with the Barn Dance Band.

That's followed by music from Jordan Lincez, Soir de Semaine and Nicolas Pellerin at Shipyard's Park.

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Today at Arts in the Park ...

Leg Up Hands Down fills the stage with its 6-member, all-star Glitter Rock band.

Tomorrow, Jerry Alfred will be there.

He'll also play this Adaka festival this weekend.

The visual artist this week is Splintered Craft.

That's Arts in the Park at LePage Park at Third Avenue and Wood Street.

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Yukon Pride --- 24 Hours of Gaylight festivities are coming up this weekend...

There's the third annual pride parade on Saturday afternoon at 1, followed by a picnic at Rotary Park.

Saturday, there's a Pride Dance at Antoinette's at 8:30pm.

More details at www.queeryukon.com.

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Join Gwaandak Theatre tonight for another of its Aboriginal Summer Play Readings.

Tonight, it's Tara Beagan's play The Ministry of Grace.

That play reading is at 7:30pm at the Old Fire Hall.

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Over at the MacBride Museum...

Stories of the Klondike Gold Rush have inspired the imaginations of writers and filmmakers for more than a century.

Tonight, the museum is going to feature maps, advertisements, poems and films that explore how the Yukon has been represented in pop culture.

That's 5:30-7:30pm at the MacBride Museum.

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Local author Joanna Lilley is launching her new short story collection tonight.

It's called The Birthday Books... and it's full of stories about the north.

Lilley will read parts of those stories. Whitehorse writer Patricia Robertson is hosting the event.

That's today at 5:30pm at Baked cafe on Main Street in Whitehorse.

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Tomorrow night, on the eve of the 24 Hours of Light Mountain Bike Festival, a mountain bike movie called UnReal is showing at Beringia Centre.

All proceeds from tickets sales go to the Contagious Mountain Bike Club!

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In Dawson City...

There's a special screening of Lulu Keating's film "Lucille's Ball" this Saturday.

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

That's Saturday at 7pm at the KIAC Ballroom in Dawson City.

Also in Dawson... there's a fundraiser for the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture.

That's tonight from 5-7pm at the Red Feather Saloon.

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In Haines Junction... the Village Bakery's Friday night concert series continues.

This week... Finch Collective will be on the deck.

That's Gerry Woolridge, Jon Heaton and Gord Miller.

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There's an outdoor music event in downtown Whitehorse this Sunday.

ShedFest is going to be held outside of the Watershed at 6th and Alexander.

Ukes of Hazard will be playing along with Speed Control, Katie Avery, Lianne Cranfield and Patrick Jacobson.

They'll be taking donations to help out the Watershed which was recently robbed and will soon be leaving that location.

That's this Sunday from 12-6pm.

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The Yukon Arts Centre is presenting arts and cultural events this summer on the Wharf in Whitehorse.

Tonight, you can celebrate 25 years of Tai Chi in the Yukon.

That's from 6-7pm.

On Saturday, the weekend version of Fireweed Market will be on the Wharf from 11-3pm.

As part of that, Nicole Edwards and the Puppet Affair will be performing music and puppetry.

That's at 1pm Saturday.

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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 22, 2015

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St. Jean Baptiste Day is coming up Wednesday.

There are lot of activities planned in Dawson City and Whitehorse this week to celebrate it.

In Dawson, there will be a family concert at noon on Wednesday at the Front Street Gazebo.

Olivier de Columbel and Ryan McNally will be on stage.

Then that night... Jesse Cooke will feature folk music in French at "The Pit" in the Westminster Hotel.

That will be followed by some Gypsie Jazz by the band, Salt Peanuts.

Then Florian Boulais rounds out the night with electronic music.

That's at the Pit in Dawson Wednesday night.

In Whitehorse, this band, Soir de Semaine, will play LePage Park Wednesday night at 7 as part of Arts in the Park.

Then Friday...  there are St. Jean Baptiste and Solstice events at Shipyards Park.

It starts at 4:30 with Zumba, then a family dinner with a youth concert.

There'll be a Barn Dance at 6:30pm with the Barn Dance Band.

That's followed by music from Jordan Lincez, Soir de Semaine and Nicolas Pellerin. That's at Shipyard's Park.

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At the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre...  check out Shauit.

The Innu/French band is playing the opening of the Adaka Cultural Festival.

Local band Vision Quest is opening for them.

That's Friday at 8 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

The Adaka festival... features seven days of cultural activities.

The event officially opens Friday night at 6.

... including live music by Leela Gilday this Saturday night.

Tickets are on sale now for the ticketed shows.

Check out the full schedule at www.adakafestival.ca

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Today... at Arts in the Park, it's Fawn Fritzen and Daniel Janke

Tomorrow, it's the Blue Warblers.

Wednesday at noon, it's the Bingo Bongo Boogie Band...

The visual artist this week is Splintered Craft.

That's Arts in the Park at LePage Park at Third Avenue and Wood Street.

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Join Gwaandak Theatre tomorrow night for its Aboriginal Summer Play Readings.

Tomorrow it features Crees in the Caribbean by Drew Hayden Taylor.

Local actors will tell the the story of a lovable pair of Cree near-elders who've never left Saskatchewan.

Thanks to their kids, they're celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary at a resort in Mexico.

It's a play about getting outside your comfort zone, and finding universal connections.

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

There's another play reading Thursday...

It features Tara Beagan's play The Ministry of Grace.

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There's a fundraiser for Yukon Association of Community Living tomorrow night...

The Midnight Sons Band will be playing the fundraiser at the Grateful Spud in downtown Whitehorse.

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On the eve of the 24 Hours of Light Mountain Bike Festival...

There's a mountain bike movie showing at Beringia Friday night.

All proceeds from tickets sales go to the Contagious Mountain Bike Club!

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Back to Dawson City... there's a special screening of Lulu Keating's film "Lucille's Ball" this Saturday.

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

That's Saturday night at 7 at the KIAC Ballroom in Dawson City.

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Local author Joanna Lilley is launching her new short story collection this week.

It's called The Birthday Books... and it's full of stories about the north.

Lilley will read from her new book.

Whitehorse writer Patricia Robertson will host the event.

That's this Thursday at 5:30 pm at Baked cafe on Main Street in Whitehorse.

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Now to Haines Junction... where the Village Bakery's Friday night concert series continues.

This week... Finch Collective will be on the deck.

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Yukon Pride --- 24 Hours of Gaylight festivities are coming up this weekend...

There's the third annual pride parade on Saturday afternoon at 1.

... followed by a picnic at Rotary Park.

Saturday night there's a Pride Dance at Antoinette's at 8:30.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

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

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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - June 18, 2015

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You can pull an artsy all-nighter this weekend .. and why not it's the summer solstice...

Whitehorse Nuit Blanche will is presenting a full night of artistic expressions around the city.

It all starts Saturday night at 7... and ends Sunday morning at 7am.

One of the many artists who will be performing is Montreal dancer Suzanne Miller. She'll be presenting a solo dance piece at Well Read Books in the storefront windows.

Many other artists are involved in Nuit Blanche... including Janelle Hardy. She'll present Devotional Dance Paintings at L'AFY on Strickland Street.

Annie Avery and Grant Simpson will be on board the Whitehorse Trolley.

They'll present their Two Piano Tornado.

Artists Bonnie Fordyce and Arlin McFarlane will present Re-Mapping Whiskey Flats South - Celebrating Whitehorse's Lost Neighbourhoods.

That piece is happening near the SS Klondike.

Other artists involved include Nicole Bauberger and Jessica Vellenga as well as Jordy Walker and Lindsay Dobbin.

That's Whitehorse Nuit Blanche... an all night affair from 7pm on Saturday to Sunday morning at 7...

Check out www.whitehorsenuitblanche.com for more details.

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The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture presents Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival until Sunday in Dawson City

It features three projects that look to the legacy of camera obscuras.

Ten artists have constructed site-specific, temporary camera obscuras.

They're publically accessible in different areas of town --- ranging from small portable devices to larger walk-in structures.

In conjunction with the festival, KIAC's ODD Gallery is featuring a group exhibition call The World Inside.

It will be a counterpoint to the Midnight Sun Camera Obscura festival.

This exhibition investigates the subjects of landscape and viewership.

The Yukon School of Visual Arts Confluence Gallery features ... strange things done.

It's a group exhibition with students and alumni of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Thompson Rivers University and the Yukon School of Visual Arts.

That's this week in Dawson City.

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Sunday is National Aboriginal Day...

In Whitehorse, the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre is the place to be. The opening ceremonies start at noon.

There will be bannock and stew... and lots of dancing and music. The All Nation Dancers will be performing along with the Dakhka Khwaan Dancers. Kevin Barr, Boyd Benjamin and Jerry Alfred will also be performing.

In Dawson City...  it begins with Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre with a barbecue lunch at 11:30am Sunday. It's a fundraiser for the 2016 Moosehide Gathering. The Han Singers will be performing at the cultural centre. There will be a sacred fire. The North Klondike Highway Music Association has put together a showcase of talent including Ecka Janus.

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Get yourself to Keno City this weekend ... that's where the Blue Warblers are putting a couple of shows.

Kim Beggs, Natalie Edelson and Fabian Brook will play their original tunes and some oldtime music at the Sourdough Cafe.

They'll be there tomorrow at 7pm ... and Sunday at 2pm.

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Arts in the Park presents Searchlight finalists The Bennett Sun today.

The quintet of Yukon women grew out of the Kluane Bluegrass festival a few years ago and a common love of music.

And tomorrow, singer songwriter Lianne Cranfield will take to the stage.

The visual artist this week is Nicole Bauberger.

She's working this week on a crochet chain stitch to make "rays" out from doily centres for a giant spider exhibition.

They'll be installed in a tree in LePage Park for Nuit Blanche on Saturday.

She's enlist as many members of the public to help out.

So head down today at noon... and check it out.

That's all at LePage Park at Third Avenue and Wood Street.

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Baked Café features live music every Thursday.

This evening, it's the music of Olivier de Columbel.

That's from 5 to 7pm.

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Now to Haines Junction...

... where the Village Bakery's Friday night concert series continues.

This week... Celtic Tyde is playing the event ... on the eve of the Kluane Chilkat bike race.

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Who's coming to town?

The Yukon Arts Centre will unveil its lineup for the 2015-16 Season tomorrow.

It's holding a special launch event tomorrow evening from 5 to7 at the Old Fire Hall.

That's where you'll find out what concerts, shows and exhibitions you'll want to see in the fall.

There will be a reception along with the preview of exhibitions and performances.

As well, you can step outside on the waterfront... to enjoy the start of the arts centre's summer series of Live Events down at the Wharf.

It features a free outdoor performance by Ryan McNally.

That's tomorrow night on Wharf at the top of Main Street.

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And that's your Marquee.

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

Email anewday@cbc.ca.

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