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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - October 1, 2015

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

Steve Gedrose will give an educational vignette.

The featured act will be guitarist Paul Lucas and Friends on drums, bass, guitar, vibraphones and more! Lucas will be joined by Brenda Lee, Andrea McColeman, Lonnie Powell and many others.

Their performance will be followed by a jazz jam.

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


Also tonight, there's a Reading & Talk with Berton House Writer in Residence Kim Fu.

Her novel novel FOR TODAY I AM A BOY was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.

She'll read from her work tonight at 7pm at the Whitehorse Public Library.


What ever happened to Charlie Brown and the Peanut Gang?

Well they're all grown up and telling their story at the Guild Theatre this month.

The play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead opens tonight.

It's an unauthorized parody of their story.

It's described as a raw and uncensored look at teenage life ... so it's not for the wee ones.

The play opens tonight at the Guild Hall in Porter Creek.

It runs until October the 17th.

Shows start at 8pm.


Get ready to Rock the North!

Break Out West sensation Jesse Roper and his band will be in town.

They'll play the Yukon Convention Centre Saturday night.

Whitehorse's Midnight Sons Band and Ryan McNally and The Red Hot Ramblers will be on stage too.

Doors open at 7:30pm for this all-ages event.

Get tickets at Deans Strings and at the door.


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

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

An opening reception will be held between 5-8pm this Friday at Yukon Artists at Work Gallery, at 4th Avenue and Wood.

The show runs until October 25.


Two new art exhibitions in the Arts Underground open tomorrow.

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

It 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... in the Edge Gallery.

There's a new show called Angie, the Tundra Swan: Original Storybook Illustrations by Juliann Fraser.

Her 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 tomorrow evening from 5-7pm.


There's an art exhibition opening this weekend... focussing on Mental Illness Awareness.

The show is called "Just Breathe."

It will feature work by Emma Barr and Neil Graham, photography by Brianne Bremner, sculpture by Sandra Storey 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 on Tuesday.


Make time for A Touch of Green in your life.

That's a new visual art show, by Lillian Loponen.

It opened last night at Yukon College.

The solo show features original work by Loponen.

You can see it Tuesdays and Thursdays in Yukon College's Hilltop Bistro until December.


In the Yukon youth gallery... at the Yukon Arts Centre...

... well it's Katelyn's Awesome Creations by Katelynn Blindheim.

It opens to the public on tomorrow night.. with an opening reception from 5-6:30pm.

The Northern Front Studio presents The Journey. That's new work by Cori Giacomazzi.

There'll be an opening reception Friday from 5-7pm. That's in Northern Front Studio in Waterfront Station. 


The Mount Lorne Community Centre is hosting a house concert tomorrow night.

Australian folk singer Andy Gordon is touring the territory.

He`ll be at the Mount Lorne centre on the Annie Lake Road tomorrow night at 7:30pm.


The Common Cup Company is town this weekend.

The group features songwriters Gordon Light & Ian Macdonald who composers of popular hymns.

They're playing Whitehorse United Church tomorrow night at 7pm.

And Saturday, they'll put on a workshop.. from 1-4pm.


Then Saturday, it's the Whitehorse Folk Society's first Coffee House of this season.

It features Kim Melton plus there's the Open Stage.

Help set up 6 and sign up for the open stage.

The show starts at 7:30pm.

That`s Saturday night in the basement of the United Church.


Salsa Yukon`s first Saturday Salsa Dancing night is coming up this weekend too.

You`re invite to dress in your best Yukon formal and dance the night away to the Latin sounds of DJ Miguel y Lucia from Salsa Yukon.

That`s this Saturday night at The Wheelhouse Restaurant starting at 9:15pm.


There's a film screen in Dawson City on Sunday night.

It's Salt of the Earth, a portrait of photographer Sebastiao Salgado.

That's 7:30 Sunday at the KIAC Ballroom.


For the wee ones... Will Stroet, who stars in a TV series on Kids CBC... will be in our backyard this weekend.

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

That concert is sold out, but 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.


Of course... CBC's Vinyl Cafe is in town this week!

There are three nights of shows this weekend at the Yukon Arts Centre. They're sold out but we do have a pair of tickets to Friday night's show.


And that's your Marquee.

Call us about your arts and cultural events --- 668-8460.

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...or email anewday@cbc.ca.