Help the Congo’s sick and hungry
The Fair Aid Society is a Whitehorse-based group that operates two health clinics in the Congo. Tonight, it’s holding a fundraiser that will treat attendees to an African dinner, talks by two Yukoners who have helped deliver aid in Africa, and a silent auction. The event’s at the CYO hall of Sacred Heart Cathedral at 406 Steele Street.
Tickets are $30, available at the Alpine Bakery and the Medicine Chest pharmacy. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.
Sunday, the Ted Harrison Artist Retreat’s resident artist, Lyn Fabio, shows a slide presentation of her ongoing work to transform pig gut into clothing and bowls, bags and vases. She’s travelled to Siberia and South Korea to learn the ancient craft.
The presentation, which runs from 2 to 5 p.m., will be followed by a potluck. It’s held at the retreat, located on Crag Lake, roughly 90 kilometres from Whitehorse.
Check out Whitehorse artist Ann MacKenzie’s colourful, quirky creations she’s made from felt at Yukon Artists at Work’s new digs on Industrial Road. The show continues until October 28.
Painting and prints
At the Yukon Arts Centre’s public gallery, see two exhibits that continue until October 29: 12 Acts of Courage, a collection of paintings by Tsiigetchic-resident Itai Katz, and Sense of Place, an exhibit by the Windsor Printmaker’s Forum.
Simply Seeing, Michael Rosati’s photograph exhibition, continues at Copper Moon Gallery until November 3.
Let the yucks begin
The Yukon’s Guild Society kicks-off its first comedy night of the season this Saturday. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Guild Hall in Porter Creek. It’s $5.
Mellow music, open mike
Hear music by the August Arrival and a reading by Lily Gontard at Brave New Words, Whitehorse’s monthly spoken word gathering. There will also be an open microphone. Monday evening at Baked Cafe from 7 to 9 p.m. By donation.
Up There, an evening of storytelling with Kim Beggs, Pat Braden and Ivan Coyote, is on Thursday, October 28 at 8 p.m. at the Yukon Arts Centre. Tickets are $27 for adults, $22 for children and seniors.
The Critical Mass crew is calling for a Halloween bike ride. Meet at the Old Fire Hall on Friday, October 29 at 6 p.m. Bring your lights, noisemakers and costumes.
Hillbillies vs. hootchy-kootchy dancers
Join an epic dance party that pits Whitehorse’s Varietease burlesque dancers against hillbilly rockers Sasquatch Prom Date. It’s on Saturday, October 30 at the Yukon Convention Centre. Tickets are $38, available at Triple Js.
The city of Whitehorse’s Halloween Spooktacular will feature ghoul games, haunted tales, a skeleton swim, a scary skate and more. It’s on Saturday, October 30 at the Canada Games Centre from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Admission by donation.
Wax and wine
The first of four Coast Mountain Sports Wax and Wine hosted by the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club is on Friday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in the Grey Mountain Room of the Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre. Bill Parry will share early season waxing information. Admission is free. There will be light snacks, juice, and mulled wine.
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