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Dr. Egg and the Man with No Ear mixes puppetry, stop-motion animation, original music and physical performance, creating a Pixar-like theatre piece that's suitable for the whole family.


An earful

Dr. Egg and the Man with No Ear mixes puppetry, stop-motion animation, original music and physical performance, creating a Pixar-like theatre piece that’s suitable for the whole family.

Toying with scientific advances in genetics and health the production follows a little girl who meets with the mysterious Dr. Egg to help her father grow a new ear.

The play is October 20 and 21 at the Yukon Arts Centre at 8 p.m.

Last chance for Guild show

This is your last chance to see The Boys.

The first play of the season at the Guild, the dark comedy is a family dysfunction rollercoaster starring two brothers and their stepmother.

A gutwrencher, the play is an evocative portrayal of the difficulties of sticking together through hard times.

The last performances are tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. sharp.


Eat so that others may too

The Yukon’s culinary brass are hosting two mavens of Canadian gastronomy tonight.

Rose Murray, an author of 10 cooking books, and Monda Rosenberg, former food editor of Chatelaine, will join several Yukon chefs at Yukon College’s cafeteria for a delicious food sampling.

The taster will raise funds for the Yukon Food for Learning Association, a group that supplements children’s meals at school.

Miche Genest, who recently published The Boreal Gourmet, Jason McRobb, Gene Batten, Ryan Cumming, Brigitte Kollner and students from Yukon College and FH Collins High School cooking programs will show off the territory’s kitchen talent.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Mac’s Fireweed Books or the Yukon Teacher’s Association office.

The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Call 393-6902 for more information.


Don’t worry, there are subtitles

The Francophone Film Festival continues this weekend at the Old Fire Hall with documentaries, feature-length dramas and shorts playing through Sunday.

Now in its 10th year, the four-day festival is the perfect spot to catch a flick you might otherwise never hear of.

Xavier Dolan’s Les Amours Imaginaires premiered at Cannes this year and is the second critically-acclaimed film in as many years from the young Quebec director and actor.

The Canadian documentary Les Visionnaires Planetaires tells the story of a man’s search for a global sustainable future.

And Le Concert, a production from France and Belgium, is expected to garner laughs.

It’s the story of a former soviet orchestral conductor who reunites a ramshackle team of musicians to play a show in France.

Most movies will have English subtitles. To find out which ones, visit the l’Association franco-yukonnaise’s

Demystifying autism

It’s a deeply misunderstood illness that affects one to two of every 1,000 people.

In honour of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month and Autism Awareness Month, come watch Temple Grandin, a 2009 HBO film featuring Claire Danes, next Thursday.

Grandin is a high-functioning autistic who fought for more humane ranching and slaughterhouse techniques in the United States.

The film is showing at 7 p.m. at the Beringia Centre on October 21.

The fee is by donation.

Call the Autism Yukon and the Learning Disabilities Association of the Yukon at 668-5167 for details.


Behind the lens

Landscape photographer Daryl Benson is hosting a three-day workshop this weekend at Yukon College.

The author of three photography books, including 2008’s Canada, Benson will help you master composition and workflow techniques.

Call 633-3644 or 667-4830 for more information. The workshop starts tonight.


It’s jazz on a wing

Canadian jazz icons Don Thompson and Phil Dwyer will be playing “on the wing” this Sunday at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Thompson, a pianist, and Dwyer, on saxophone, have done it all – composing, recording and teaching.

The intimate, acoustic presentation starts at 7:30 Sunday night.

Tickets are $22, seniors pay $17, teens pay $15 and children under 13 only pay $5.

Tickets are available on-line at, the Yukon Arts Centre box office and Arts Underground.

Dance for breasts

Come support Karen’s Fund at this weekend’s Mardi Bra party.

Karen’s Fund supports Yukon women suffering from breast cancer.

The Glitz and Glam party is co-ed this year and will feature ubiquitous rockabilly band Sasquatch Prom Date.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. McIntyre Rec Centre on Saturday.

Tikcets are $40 but remember, you get a $25 tax receipt.


History hits the switch

A Whitehorse landmark will return to life this coming Friday.

The Whitehorse Inn sign, with its trademark white horse on the top, will be lit at the McBride Museum at 5 p.m. on October 22.

The sign was first put up in the early 1950s.

The inn serviced the city until it was demolished in 1979.

The sign was restored and donated to the museum in 2009.


Africa needs your help

A Whitehorse nurse needs your help bringing medical supplies to remote parts of West Africa.

Stephanie Bamforth, a surgical nurse at Whitehorse General, will be stationed at clinics in Ghana and Burkina Faso for November and December, dispensing equipment and helping with medical education.

She’s already put together thousands of dollars worth of medical supplies but needs more – especially for HIV testing.

On Thursday, there will be a fundraiser at Baked Cafe from 7 to 9 p.m with music.

If you’re busy, you can drop by quickly and donate a toonie for one HIV testing kit.

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