Ever wonder what the narrative potential of still photography is? Get your answer at the Yukon Art Centre public gallery. Still Films explores the notion of sequence in mind. Artists explore the effects of movement, tension and drama that occur when images come into direct contact with one another. See how various artists explore the effects of movement, tension and drama that occur when images come into direct contact with one another. It ends this Saturday.
Northern artist Don Weir will have an opening reception at the Copper Moon Gallery on May 20
from 5 to 9 p.m. Join Don for a lovely evening of wine, food, and artful conversation. He has just come back from New York and is showcasing his new work and style.
Ask questions, tell stories, enjoy his new way of working with colours and shades. Brenda Lee will perform.
Poetry from the Rhodes
At the Whitehorse Public Library, Shane Rhodes will be giving a public reading. The Ottawa-based poet has won a number of awards, including the Alberta Book Award for poetry and the Lampman-Scott Award for Poetry. It takes place in the Writers Room at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free, but bring some money because there will be books on sale.
An introduction to Northern Botany information meeting is being held on Tuesday at Yukon College. It’s your chance to learn about the course that teaches everything from pressing plants, to how to forage for food and medicine. It’s free, but if you want to borrow a plant press there is a $25 deposit. It takes place at 7 p.m. in room A2805 at the college.
The Learning Disabilities Association of the Yukon is accepting applications for its summer Youth Leadership Adventure Camp. It’s open to anyone 14-18 years old who has a learning disability. The three-week camp will teach canoeing and other outdoor skills. The deadline for applications is May 27. Get more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 668-5167
Get your heavy metal fix this weekend at Foxy’s Cabaret. There are four flavours to choose from. Drifting (doom metal), Cervexecution (death metal), KFA (punk metal), and Bushwacker (progressive metal). It’s $5 at the door. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. No kids are allowed.
Grooving on the green
Arts in the Park officially starts Tuesday at Lepage Park at noon.
Tuesday, the Canucks, perennial crowd favourites and the oldest working band in the Yukon, kick everything off.
Wednesday, it’s the Whitehorse Elementary School Choir and Band.
Thursday, Howard Chymy the Yukon’s pre-eminent street performer and busker will be taking the stage.
And Friday, it’s a double bill featuring Krystal Dawn – a young dynamo with a big voice – and Rose Kirchner – one of the Yukon’s own female songwriters.
The Whitehorse Theatre Ensemble presents is celebrating Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday at The Old Fire Hall, on Tuesday. Hosted by Eric Epstein and Christine Genier the show features performances of Dylan songs by Kim Barlow, Kevin Barr, Kim Beggs, brigs, Anne Louise Genest, Dave Haddock, Peggy Hanifan, Daniel Janke, Brenda-Lee Katerenchuk, Old Cabin, Paul Stephens, Jerome Stueart and more.
Tickets: $20 at Whitehorse Motors or at the door. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Mae Bachur Animal Shelter need some volunteers to help wash and dry dogs for its dog wash this Saturday from 12-3 p.m. They are also looking for people willing to help out with the set up and tear down of their yard sale next week. That event will feature a barbecue and pancake breakfast. Anyone interested in helping out should call 633-6019.
A sick show
Ramshackle Theatre presents, Syphilis: A Love Story at the Guild Hall. The comedy follows a struggling writer who is tasked with drafting a sex education pamphlet, but soon becomes obsessed with turning it into a work of art. Written by Peter Jickling and directed by Brian Fidler it stars Justine Davidson, George Maratos, Anthony Trombetta and Mary Sloan.
Keeping with the theme of the show, condoms are being distributed in the programs, and the bar includes drinks like sex on the beach, and penicillin shots.
There are three performances left. This Saturday, Tuesday and next Saturday. All shows start at 8 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at Climate Clothing for $20 (cash only), or at the door.
Folly for free
The Frantic Follies are back for their 42nd season. You can catch the dress rehearsal for free on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. One of the oldest running theatre companies in Canada, they’ve had more than a million people see the show. There were some rumors floating around that this would be the last year for the show, but they are happy to announce that they have negotiated an agreement for next year and will be around (unless tourism in the Yukon completely collapses) for many years to come.
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