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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - September 28, 2015

guildtheatrepeanutsSep15.gifHere's your Monday Marquee.


The Guild Theatre opens for the season.

Its first play is called Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.

The play is an unauthorized parody of the Peanuts gang as teenagers. It's mature content, not for little ones.

There'll be a preview Wednesday and the show opens Thursday at the Guild Hall in Porter Creek.

Get tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2321857


There's live music tonight at Antoinette's.

Kate Weeks is doing a solo show.

That's tonight from 6-9pm.


Wednesday night, there's jazz at the Wheelhouse Restaurant ...

Paul Lucas will be there on guitar with and Paul Bergman on bass.

Music starts at 6pm.


Thursday night... Jazz Yukon presents its Jazz in the Hall season opener - "Learn, listen and jam."

Steve Gedrose will give an educational vignette.

The featured act will be guitarist Paul Lucas and Friends on drums, bass, guitar, vibraphones and more!

That will be followed by a jazz jam.

That's this Thursday at 7pm at the Old Fire Hall in downtown Whitehorse.


Two new art exhibitions open Friday in the Arts Underground.

In the Focus Gallery... there's Michel Gignac's show Bells & Airplanes.

Last October, Gignac came out of Yukon's Peel River Watershed after another season guiding trophy hunters. He had a broken-rib and was barely breathing.

Bells & Airplanes explores the commodification of our wilds, a trophy guide's working conditions, as well as the power of the ego.

Also in the Arts Underground, a new show opens in the Edge Gallery.

It`s called Angie, the Tundra Swan: Original Storybook Illustrations by Juliann Fraser

Her vibrant watercolour illustrations bring to life the story of an injured tundra swan nursed back to health by Yukoner Todd Pilgrim. Pilgrim wrote and published the children's book recounting Angie's tale.

A selection of original watercolour illustrations from Fraser`s first book, Lost in the Yukon by Kyle Marchuk, will also be on display.

There`ll be an opening reception for both shows this Friday from 5-7pm.

Meanwhile, Pilgrim will host a book launch at Arts Underground on Saturday, October 10 with a public reading.


There's a Reading & Talk with Berton House Writer in Residence on Thursday.

Kim Fu's novel FOR TODAY I AM A BOY was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, winner of the Edmund White Award, and longlisted for Canada Reads.

Fu is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's MFA in Creative Writing. She lives in Seattle. She'll be reading from her work Thursday 7 pm at the Whitehorse Public Library.


Check out "The View from Here" at the Yukon Artists at Work Gallery.

The new show of vibrant landscape paintings by Erin Dixon opens Friday night.

An opening reception will be held between 5 and 8pm this Friday at Yukon Artists at Work Gallery.

That's 4th Avenue and Wood.

The show runs until October 25th.


There's a Mental Illness Awareness Show opening Sunday in Whitehorse.

The show is called "Just Breathe."

It will feature work by a number of different local artists and different mediums.

It will include paintings by Emma Barr and Neil Graham, photography by Brianne Bremner, clay sculpture by Sandra Story and a fish skin creation by Josee Carbonneau.

The show opens Sunday at the North End Gallery in Horwoods Mall.

There'll be an opening reception held next week.


Make time for A Touch of Green in your life. The new visual art show, by Lillian Loponen, opens this week at Yukon College.

It's a solo show featuring enchanted places and original work by Loponen.

You can see it Tuesdays and Thursdays in Yukon College's Hilltop Bistro until December. There will be an opening reception this Wednesday from 4:30-6:30pm.


Will Stroet will be in our backyard this weekend.

The children's entertainer and his Backyard Band will play the Old Firehall this Sunday.

Stroet stars in a television series on Kids CBC.

He and his band will put on a bilingual family concert at 11 o`clock Sunday morning.

He`ll also be at Angellina's Toy Boutique this Saturday at 10 am to sing a few songs.

The following week, he and the band will put on a series of French school concerts for French Immersion students in Whitehorse, Haines-Junction and Dawson City.

Get tickets to Sunday`s concert at the Yukon Arts Centre box office or the Arts Underground.


And that's your Monday Marquee.

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