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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - October 5, 2015

johnmcdposter.jpgHere's your Monday Marquee.

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Canadian icon John McDermott is coming back to the Yukon.

He has recorded more than 25 albums... with great success. He's playing the Yukon Arts Centre this Thursday at 8pm.

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This is National Mental Illness Awareness Week.

An art exhibition called "Just Breathe" opened yesterday at the North End Gallery.

It features work by Sandra Storey, Josee Carbonneau, Emma Barr, Neil Graham and Brianne Bremner.

There'll be an opening reception tomorrow evening.

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You can check out "The View from Here" at the Yukon Artists at Work Gallery.

It features Eric Dixon's vibrant landscape paintings.

The show runs until October 25.

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There are two art exhibitions in the Arts Underground...

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.

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

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Lillian Loponan is helping put A Touch of Green in your life.

Work by the visual artist is showing until December on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Yukon College's Hilltop Bistro.

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

Check out Katelyn's Awesome Creations by Katelynn Blindheim.

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In Dawson City...

A new show opens this Wednesday in the ODD Gallery.

It's a site specific installation by José Luis Torres.

He'll be giving an artist talk Wednesday at 7:30pm in the KIAC Ballroom.

The show will be up for a month.

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The annual Mardi Bras fundraiser is coming up this weekend...

The theme this year is the roaring 20s... so come in your flapper-wear or come as you are.

Ryan McNally and His Red Hot Ramblers will be providing the music.

You can dance the night away and help raise funds to support local women battling breast cancer.

That's Saturday at 8pm at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

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To live theatre...

The play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead is running at the Guild Hall in Porter Creek.

It runs until October 17. Shows start at 8pm.

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"Connecting Through Stories" is coming up this Sunday.

This month, two Yukon authors will be the guest readers.

Roy Ness will read from his novel Rutting Season.

Michael Gates is the author of Gold at Fortymile Creek and History Hunting in the Yukon.

He'll read from stories that make up our Yukon history.

That's 1pm on Sunday at Well Read Books.

The Yukon Association of Community Living is presenting it.

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Back to live music...

Steve Slade is playing Antoinette's tonight....

The DanChic Duo of Dan Halen and Chic Callas will be there Saturday night.

There's jazz on Wednesday nights at the Wheelhouse...

This week features Lianne Cranfield on vocal and Dave Sutton on piano.

Music starts at 6pm.

The Yukon Acoustic Music Workshop presents its second Slow Jam of the season

That's tonight from 7-9pm at Dean's Strings.

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The monthly Coffee House and Open Mic is coming up this Saturday in Dawson City.

It will start at 7pm in the ballroom of the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture.

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Finally, Kim Beggs is on tour with Ben Sures and Jay Aymar...

They're playing the Yukon, Alaska, NWT and Alberta.

They'll be at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse this Friday at 7pm.

You can catch them in Skagway Saturday night and in Haines Sunday night at the Chikat Centre.

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And that's your Monday Marquee.

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

Message us on www.facebook.com/cbcyukon.

...or email anewday@cbc.ca.

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