Orange You Curious, an exhibition of works by landscape painter and wildlife artist Heidi Hehn, continues at Yukon Artists at Work Gallery 200-120 Industrial Road, 5 to 8 p.m. until November 8.
RAW: The Edge of Civilized, new works in wood and wool by Shiela Alexandrovich opens November 4 at 5 p.m. at the Copper Moon Gallery
Watch whiskers grow!
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s,” these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. The event was conceived in 1999 by a group of Australian men.
You can join by growing a ‘stache or by helping with a donation. Some Yukoners have made up a team so you can donate: Yukon Moosestach at http://ca.movember.com/
Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry, 2011 Sobey Award winner Daniel Barrow’s newest “manual animation” combines overhead projection with video, music and live narration to tell the story of a garbage man with a vision to create an independent phone book chronicling the lives of each person in his city and becomes subject to the grip of something overwhelming. It screens Thursday and Friday, November 10 and 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Fire Hall.
Available Light Cinema is co-presenting a mini film festival with Yukon Film Society on Sunday, November 13.
The first film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, is the first film in the Indiana Jones franchise, and it screens at 2 p.m.
At 6 p.m. Blank City is showing. It’s a documentary about New York’s 1970s and 80s No Wave film movement featuring Steve Buscemi, Debbie Harry, John Waters and Jim Jarmusch. It features music by Patti Smith, Television and Sonic Youth.
Down By Law screens at 8 p.m. It’s Jarmusch’s beautiful and groundbreaking 1986 indie feature is about the interaction between three convicts (Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni, John Lurie) in a Louisiana prison.
It’s almost that time!
Get going on the shopping season at the Christmas Spruce Bog in the Canada Games Centre, Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Doors open at 10:15 p.m. for seniors (60+) and those with mobility issues.
Take part in a draw for gift baskets. There’s also a special draw for kids. Coat check available.
United We Stand
The Blue Feather Music Festival happens on Friday November 4, and Saturday November 5 at the Yukon Arts Centre. On Friday, catch Electric Cheese, Ryan McNally, Madison Dixon, Brandon Isaak and The Hip Show. Saturday hear Common Knowledge, Meat the Vegans, Gordie Tentrees, Sarah MacDougall and Digging Roots.
Doors open at 6 p.m.. The feast Begins at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Adults get in for $25 each night. Students/ Elders for $20, Kids for $10. A weekend pass costs $40. For more info visit www.bluefeathermusic.ca
Isabel Bayrakdarian is singing at the Yukon Arts Centre on Tuesday, November 8. Recently a critic remarked after a Bayrakdarian concert that “there are many moments that melt the heart and take away the breath, but none are more compelling than moments when it appears her song is riding the currents of her husband’s, Serouj Kradjian, sensitive piano.” It is exactly what the two accomplished artists are bringing to Whitehorse. A program with plenty of variety, including Armenian folksongs by Gomidas, about which Isabel says, “In many ways, when I sing them they come from a part of me that is very different from when I sing any other repertoire.” The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the arts centre and Arts Underground.
Coffee, cake and song
Saturday, November 5 in the United Church basement at 6th and Main, the Folk Society is featuring Bennett Sun, as well as an open stage. Help set up at 6 p.m. The open stage sign-up is at 7 p.m. and the show gets underway at 7:30. Entry is $5. For more info call 633-4255.
Sarah MacDougall’s CD release is next Saturday, November 12, on-the-wing at the Yukon Arts Centre.
Born in Sweden, Sarah MacDougall is a rising star on the Canadian folk music scene with her dynamite songs, blistering guitar chops and astounding voice. She has been earning rave reviews and topping major music writers top ten album of the year lists as a songwriter with her official debut album Across the Atlantic (2009), all the while producing and engineering her own music. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Kim Beggs, Jonathan Byrd and Corin Raymond are playing at the Odd Fellows Hall in Dawson City on Wednesday November 9 at 7:30 pm; and at The Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse on Monday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. There are house concerts in between at Mount Lorne (11th), Marsh Lake (12th) and Crag Lake (13th).
Beggs is an award-winning, original Yukon talent who makes music that transcends style and fashion, and our territory. Joining her are the equally talented Jonathan Byrd from North Carolina and Toronto’s own Corin Raymond.
RED RIBBON KICKOFF
Stop the carnage
From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 7 help Mothers Against Drunk Driving launch this year’s Red Ribbon Campaign at the Canada Games Centre. For more info call Telitha at 633-6230.
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