Shine a light
The Amnesty International Film Festival 2010 shows this weekend, presented by the local chapter of the human-rights group and the Yukon Film Society. Eleven films will be screened from Friday to Sunday at the Old Firehall.
Of special note is Poor No More, a film that examines how Ireland and Sweden help residents stuck in low-paying jobs. The show’s producer, David Langille, will be in attendance during the show, Saturday at 7 p.m.
For a full program, visit www.yukonfilmsociety.com.
Help Colombia’s needy
Support abandoned Colombian children by attending a spaghetti supper and silent auction on Saturday, from 5-7 p.m. at the CYO Hall at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Featuring Latin American food.
The Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre presents Full On! A celebration of women’s art, words and music. Featuring performances by Virginia Hamel, Katy Organ, Krystal Dawn, Kim Rogers, Angelune Drouin, Big Mama Lele, Sylvie Painchaud, Helene Beaulieu and Dan B. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Firehall. Suggested donation: $10.
Craft clearance continues
The annual Icefog Craft Sale is on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Goldrush Inn. It features the works of artists from Whitehorse and Teslin. Also on Saturday, old-style Christmas ornaments are on sale at the Old Log Church at Third Avenue and Elliot Street.
On Sunday, the Cranberry Fair is open from 11 to 4 p.m. at the Westmark Whitehorse. And the Chocolate Claim features the Lingonberry Affair, an annual display of creations and confectionaries.
Guess who’s coming
The Winterval Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 4. Santa will be available for photos at the Elijah Smith Building from 11:30 to 1.
Guild gets gutsy
The Guild presents the Beauty Queen of Leenane, an ambitious black comedy that runs until December 11. Tickets are $18 for Wednesdays and Thursdays, $20 for Fridays and Saturdays, available at Whitehorse Motors at Fourth and Wheeler.
MAD goes wild
Students of the Music, Arts and Drama program present Where the Wild Things are on Monday and Tuesday at the Wood Street Centre. Tickets are $5.
Fake stalactites and video remakes
Valerie Salez, a former Dawsonite who now lives in Halifax, presents Fourth Nature: a collection of stalactite-like forms she’s created from synthetic materials at the Yukon Arts Centre. Also on show is Cuba Still, a video installation by Montreal’s Adad Hannah that was created from a publicity of a forgotten film that the artist found in Havana.
The Yukon African Caribbean Association presents a gala on Saturday, December 4 at the Jarvis Street Saloon (formerly Coasters) to showcase the culture, food and music of the Caribbean Islands. Speeches and musician performances run from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The dancing starts at 10 p.m. and continues until 2 a.m. Admission by donation.
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