Ladies of song
May 14 is the wrap-up event for the Yukon Women in Music Moon Song series at the Copper Moon Gallery.
The afternoon concert will feature 11 Yukon women performing their music.
The gallery opens at noon with McCrae Days kicking off at 1 p.m. The women take the stage at 1:30 p.m.
Entrance will be by donation, and snacks and goodies have been promised.
Goldtown meets Silvertown
Roger Marin and his band will be swinging back through Whitehorse today and tomorrow.
The life-long travelling musician will bring his particular brand of alt-country/folk rock to town as part of a tour for the release of his latest album Silvertown.
The show starts at 10 p.m. at Burnt Toast on Friday and Saturday.
Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush …
Looking for an intriguing way to support artists?
The Yukon Artist Relief Fund will be holding its Canvas Confidential fundraiser at the Old Fire Hall on Saturday.
Dozens of artists have created art on a one-foot by one-foot canvas and left them unsigned. Those who buy the $175 “Art & Fun” ticket can take one of these mystery canvases home.
The Yukon Art Fund Society provides short-term financial assistance to local artists living with debilitating health issues or personal tragedy.
Tickets are limited to 50 “Art & Fun” tickets ($175) and 50 “Just for Fun” tickets ($75).
Tickets are available at Coast Mountain Sports while they last. By the way, there will also be wine tasting! Doors open at 7.
Here comes the groom
The Humane Society and Mae Bachur Animal Shelter are holding a Groom-A-Thon & Adoption Fair this Saturday.
Come meet some of the animals currently available for adoption. Or bring your own furry friend down to give them a spring clean and groom.
The event will take place at The Neighborhood Pup from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call ahead to book your appointment at 633-3294.
The Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help out with the event, as well as other events. They’re also always in need dog walkers and cat socializers.
ROUGH ‘N’ READY
On a roll
You’ve heard the rumours, now its finally time to see for yourself.
The Yukon Roller Girls are holding their first public scrimmage this Saturday at the Takhini Broomball arena.
The derby kicks off at 7 p.m.
Entrance is by donation, and proceeds will go towards uniforms, future events and making women’s sports more accessible.
This is your last chance to check out Gwaandak Theatre’s Cafe Daughter.
The inspiring one-woman show staring PJ Prudat is about a bright aboriginal-Chinese girl growing up in rural Canada in the 50s/60s against a backdrop of discrimination.
The play is recommended ages 10 and over and is showing at the Guild Theatre.
Shows run tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($18 for students and elders) and are available at www.yukontickets.com or at the door.
A pay-what-you-can matinee will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The grand finale
The Northern Lights School of Dance is staging The Seven Chairs, and Other Dances this weekend at the Yukon Arts Centre.
Friday night, the show starts at 7 p.m. On Saturday, there’s a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening show at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Yukon Arts Centre and Arts Underground.
Arts centre gallery
The Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery has some forceful art on display throughout the month.
Sonja Ahlers’ Force Majeure can be seen in the Community Gallery.
The Youth Gallery has an exhibition of student artwork from Ecole Emilie Tremblay.
And Still Films, curated by Lance Blomgen and containing a wide range of artists, is on display in the main gallery for just one more week.
Pas de deux
Sadie Segriff got accepted to attend the prestigious National Ballet Summer School!
There’s just one problem: the school is damned expensive.
Help send Sadie to ballet school by attending a fundraiser at the Old Fire Hall this Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The family friendly event will feature live music and a barbecue.
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