This Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24, is the Frog Mountain Music Festival. There is a lot of great music starting at noon Saturday, and tickets are only $40, including camping fee. If you missed it last year don’t pass up on this great community event featuring loads of local musicians and homegrown organic food at an amazing site. The lineup can be found at www.fmmf.ca
Yukon Summer Music Camp starts on Sunday, July 24 with a free faculty concert at the Yukon Arts Centre at 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy solo and group performances by local and visiting music instructors. It promises to be an entertaining evening that will get us all warmed up for a week of music. For more information go to www.yukonmusiccamp.ca.
The Many Voices, Music in the Yukon 1896-1996 at Hougen Heritage Gallery gets a boost.
This weekend there will be live music at Arts Underground to help animate this delightful display which showcases some of the Yukon’s musical highlights. Performances are this Friday and Saturday, from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday is Annie Avery and Saturday it’s Daniel Ashley, of The Root Sellers
Meghan Hildebrand is returning to her hometown with a new art exhibit in tow. Tell It! is an exhibition of Meghan’s newest work, narrative-heavy paintings loaded with symbolism and a new focus on 3-D glasses-ready colour saturation. The tradition of storytelling through quilting has been dominant in Meghan’s work over the past year, and it continues to linger in this show, where textile patterns lend texture and history to her imaginary landscapes. The exhibition is at Baked Cafe for the next week and a half.
This Friday there is a opening reception for a showcase of work by Stephanie Ryan at North End Gallery, from 4 to 7 p.m. Stephanie is a local water colour artist specializing in landscapes. She will be there at the gallery to sign prints. Refreshments will be served.
For a bit of Yukon gore and Western lore head to Qwanlin Cinema to see The Mountie, a made-in-the-Yukon duster that follows a lone Mountie who comes to town to clean up the crime and corruption, after finding an innocent man dead. Once he uncovers the men behind the crimes he prepares to take them down one by one in the most vicious showdown this town has ever seen. Showtimes are 7:15 and 9:15 p.m.
This weekend Whitehorse plays host to the Wal-Mart Cypher for Change, a five-day national youth forum, featuring 50 young national dancers and artists from across the country including The LXD, Project Soul from Vancouver and Northern Impact Dance Ensemble from Whitehorse.
All the performances are at the Yukon Arts Centre.
Friday July 22nd 6 to 7:30 p.m. it’s BYS Rock the Street Show 1 with guest performances.
The Cypher Challenge and Yukon Energy Klondike Heat prelims happen after the show at 8 p.m.
There is a second BYS Rock the Street Show, Saturday July 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the Yukon Energy Klondike Heat Top 8 finals at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale at Yukon Arts Centre box office.
The 2011 Whitehorse Horse Show is this weekend. Events start at 9:00 a.m. and include English flat classes, hunter and jumper events, as well as an awards barbeque and presentation to end things off on Sunday. Admission is free. It takes place at the horse show grounds on Range Rd.
The 2011 Comedy Gold Rush Tour blows in to Whitehorse this weekend. On Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Old Firehall for only $10 you can be regaled by the comic stylings of Headliner Kelly Taylor who has appeared at the Just For Laughs comedy festival, and in his own Comedy Now special. The show also features Steve McGovern and special guests, and is hosted by Anthony Trombetta.
The show moves on to Bombay Peggys in Dawson City for a performance on Sunday.
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