Santa and salmon
Who knew the two were spending time underneath the mistletoe?
This year’s Winterval Santa Parade features a giant Yukon River salmon puppet, stilt walkers and marshmallow roasting.
The parade gathers at the White Pass Train Station Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and gets underway at 11.
The Yukon Film Society is hosting an unseasonable lineup of films for those who are already tired of short-circuiting Christmas lights, stale fruitcake and reindeer.
Three short docs will be screened in the early evening: Regeneration, Ghosts and Gravel Roads and A Year at Sherbrooke, all exploring community building through art-making.
A later film, Pow Wow Highway, is a comedy about two Cheyenne men who go on a road trip to New Mexico to fight corporate mining interests.
Screenings Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Old Fire Hall
Music art melange
Can’t quite decide if you want to spend your Sunday seeing art or listening to live music? Then do both.
The Ted Harrison Artist Retreat centre at Crag Lake is hosting an artist talk by artist-in-residence Belinda Harrow who studies the overlap of animals and humans using fabric, sculpture and sketches.
Then Yukon musical staple Kim Beggs holds a house concert at the retreat centre to raise funds for her next CD.
Harrow speaks Sunday at 1 p.m. followed by Beggs at 3 p.m.
Women on the RISE
A group of young Yukon women use art to give voice to issues affecting them.
RISE is the brainchild of The Many Rivers Young Women’s Voices Project, an evening of multimedia presentations including theatre, film and dance.
The event begins
Monday, 7 p.m. at the Old Fire Hall
Blades of glory
Yukon figure skaters will go toe-pick to toe-pick at the Yukon Gold Nugget Interclub Competition this Saturday.
Skaters will compete for spots in the 2010 Arctic Winter Games. The event is followed by an awards ceremony in the afternoon.
Skating begins at 9 a.m. at the Takhini Arena.
Game On: the pond version
Other Yukoners will be lacing up their skates this weekend, this time outside of an arena.
The All Northern Ice Hockey Pond Tournament will feature 32 teams facing off at Chadburn Lake.
First faceoff is Saturday, 10 a.m.
The Copper Moon Gallery is showcasing art from local jewellers, Sheila Alexandrovich, Karyn Armour, Laurie Jonasson, Tanya Kennedy, Brian Nowazek and Inge Summanik
The show will feature pieces made from gold, silver, Alaska black diamond and other gemstones. Everything is for sale.
The opening is Friday 5 to 9 p.m. and the show runs until January 5.
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