Head down to the Old Fire Hall for an evening of country classics and northern ballads with Hank Karr.
The local legend is releasing his DVD, Long Gone to the Yukon. On the title track, Karr takes listeners on a Dawson tour, then heads out to the creeks. A few songs later he hits the elusive motherlode with Gold Fever. The release party kicks off on Monday, March 26th at 7:30 p.m.
New York pianist Mike LeDonne is coming to Whitehorse with his quintet to give Yukoners a taste of the new bop. Oscar Peterson picked LeDonne as one of his favourite contemporary pianists. The show is on the wing at the Yukon Arts Centre on Sunday, March 28th. It starts at 7:30 p.m.
Wyckham Porteous mixes clown, storytelling and music to achieve a blend of folk, country, rock and pop. The Vancouver-based singer songwriter draws on his experiences in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside where he encountered real suffering and started to question the role of the songwriter. The show is Saturday, March 27th at the Old Fire Hall. It starts at 7:30 p.m.
Showing a little skin
What’s the difference between stripping and burlesque? On Monday Mary Shearman tackles the issue with a talk on neo-burlesque at 7 p.m. at the Whitehorse Public Library. (See story on page 70.)
An Evening with Dave Bidini
The Rheostatics star is hosting an evening of film, prose reading and music on Tuesday March 30 at Yukon Arts Centre. The evening includes a screening of a documentary that follows Bidini as he travels the globe in search of hockey magic: The Return of the Hockey Nomad: into Russia. And if that’s not enough, there’s also a special presentation of the animated short film, Five Hole: Tales of Hockey Erotica. It all begins at 8 p.m.
Landscapes and dress forms
A new show at the Yukon Arts Centre gallery features works by Nicole Bauberger and Elaine Whittaker.
Whitehorse-based Bauberger tracks the process of becoming more intimate with a specific mountain in the northern reaches of Tombstone Park.
Toronto’s Whittaker creates mixed-media installations where art, science and the environment intersect, creating a show that straddles humour and horror to present a world where infection-protection fashion wards off insects and infectious disease.
In the community gallery Ken Thomas is showing his Tagish Lake Series.
The exhibits run until May 22nd.
Mount Sima is the place to be Sunday. There’s live music, a beer garden, board demos and a barbecue. The party starts at 9 a.m and the board/ski cross race starts at noon. The hill is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information go to www.mountsima.com
For some fast plays and mean goals head to the Takhini Arena this weekend. It’s the 33rd annual Native Hockey Tournament with 38 teams from NWT, BC and Yukon.
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