Pierre Schryer, renowned Canadian fiddler, will perform at a Concert and barn dance at the Old Firehall on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Schryer is a Franco-Ontarian who has received numerous titles and awards including Canadian Open Fiddle Champion, Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion, Violoneux Championnat, and North American Irish Fiddle Champion.
The Whitehorse String Ensemble presents Music on a Sunday Afternoon, 3 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral on Fourth Avenue and Elliot Street. $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.
Wine and fiddling
Friday, le Centre de la francophonie offers wine tasting at 5 p.m. For $10, you get a meal and a taste of six Beaujolais wines from France. Later, at 8 p.m., bring your instrument to jam with renowned Franco-Ontarian fiddler Pierre Schryer and toe-tap to his traditional French Canadian musical magic.
Arts in the Park continues at LePage Park, at Wood Street and Third Avenue. This week’s visual artist is Jeanine Baker.
Monday, Remy Rodden sings tunes from his brand new CD. Tuesday, The Bergmans offer family harmonies and crackerjack musicianship. Wednesday, the Holy Family School Band and Choir performs. Thursday offers a triple bill of three young talents: Angie Riley, Ryan Dorward and
Jordan Schmidt. Friday, Brenda Lee offers up great guitar, superb vocals, exquisite arrangements.
Starting in June at the Chocolate Claim, come and see the best images from the month-long creative photography program put on by the city of Whitehorse, instructed by local professional photographer, Leslie Leong. See a spectacular array of very personal yet universal photographs full of textures, contrasting colours and unique perspectives based on the themes of Spring, Landscapes, and the Industrial Area.
Whitehorse’s 9-11 moment
Tonight at the Old Fire Hall, see a screening of Never Happen Here, Max Fraser’s documentary of Whitehorse’s own September 11 scare. There are two screenings, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer.
$10 at the door.
Leaping Feats presents its annual year-end shows at the Yukon Arts Centre, with students showcase dancing styles from ballet to breakdancing. A repertory show is tonight at 7 p.m. Recreational shows are Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Arts Underground and the Yukon Arts Centre Box Office. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for youth and $12 for seniors and children.
A sick show
Tonight and tomorrow are your final chances to see 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.
Shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Climate Clothing for $20 (cash only), or at the door.
Run like the wind
Yukon Energy’s Haeckel Hill Run is this Saturday. Race starts on the Icy Waters Road off Fish Lake Road and winds 7.2 kilometres to the top of Haeckel Hill. Registration at 10 a.m. Race starts at 10:30 a.m. $5 for Athletics Yukon members, $10 for non-members. For more information, visit athleticsyukon.ca.
A walk through the woods
Saturday, Yukon’s forestry management branch invites the public to stroll through the Gunnar Nilsson & Mickey Lammers Research Forest to learn about studies underway. It’s along the North Klondike Highway, one kilometre north of the Takhini River bridge. Guided tours will begin at 1:15 p.m.
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 today. Get more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 668-5167.
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