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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - October 8, 2015

kimbeggsposter.jpgHere's your Marquee.

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This world-renowned Scottish-Canadian tenor is back in the Yukon.

John McDermott has recorded more than 25 albums... with great success.

He's on tour in Canada and the U-S this year...

And he has a busy touring schedule next year too.

Tonight you can see him in Whitehorse at the Yukon Arts Centre.

There are still tickets available. The concert begins at 8.

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This year's Mardi Bras fundraiser is coming up Saturday night.

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

Ryan McNally and His Red Hot Ramblers will be provide 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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Kim Beggs is on tour with Ben Sures and Jay Aymar...

It's called the Canadian Troubadour Trilogy.

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

You can see them tomorrow at 7pm at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse.

You can get tickets at Deans Strings.

You can also catch them in Skagway Saturday night and in Haines Sunday night.

And they'll be in central Yukon later next week.

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This is National Mental Illness Awareness Week.

An art exhibition called "Just Breathe" is showing at the North End Gallery.

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

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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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At the Northern Front Studio...

Stop in to see works by Cori Giacomazzi in the show called "A Journey."

It's up in the gallery at waterfront station until the end of the month.

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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 Dawson City...

A new show opened last night in the ODD Gallery.

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

The show will be up for a month.

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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 features some of Yukon's young local actors playing the Peanuts' characters in their teens.

It runs until October the 17th. 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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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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There's live music all week at Epic Pizza...

It's called Rocktober.

Tonight Zipline is playing.. followed by Meat the Vegans.

Tomorrow night, it's the Selina Heyligers-Hare, the Midnight Sons Band and others.

Saturday night, it's Ukes of Hazard as well as Doctawub and Cymatic...

That's at Epic Pizza in Riverdale...

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And that's your 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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