The Yukon Writers’ Festival continues throughout the weekend.
Haines Junction will get a dose of the literary festivities with readings and music on Saturday night.
Bob Hayes and musician Tim Naylor will be performing at the St. Elias Convention Centre at 7 p.m. Admission will set you back $10.
Lisa Moore will be giving a writing workshop this Sunday from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Whitehorse Public Library.
Those looking to brush up on their wordsmithing can phone 667-5239 to register.
Later on Sunday, David Waltner-Toews will be giving a free lecture at the Beringia Centre.
Titled Between Proteins and Planets, the lecture is sure to include just about everything.
Waltner-Toews will give a repeat performance of his lecture at the Northern Lights Centre in Watson Lake on Monday.
Both lectures kick off at 7:30 p.m.
Readings will also be held at the Tagish Library on Friday, Carmacks Library on Monday and Teslin Library on Tuesday.
All of these readings are free events and should start around 7 p.m.
Story of O
No, its not dirty French literature, it’s orienteering (which is almost as stimulating).
Hike yourself over to the “Learn to O” Orienteering Workshop this weekend.
Being lost in the woods has never been so much fun.
The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information contact Barbara at 668-2306.
Strings and things
This weekend, the Whitehorse String Ensemble presents another round of its Music on a Saturday Evening.
The show will take place at the Trinity Lutheran Church (4th Ave. and Strickland) at 7:30 p.m.
The evening will include pieces by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, among others.
Tickets are available at the door and cost $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.
Local singer-songwriter Diyet will be releasing her debut album, The Breaking Point, this weekend.
Originally from Burwash Landing, Diyet blends infectious melodies with rocking world grooves.
A CD-Release Concert is being held at the Yukon Arts Centre this Saturday at 8 p.m.
Whiskey when I’m thirsty
If the bar is more your scene, The Whiskey Dicks will be rocking Coasters Friday and Saturday Night.
Come see local businesses peddle their wares.
The Yukon Trade Show will be running throughout the weekend at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre.
The 31st annual event is being organized by the Lake Laberge Lions’ Club.
The show will run from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
There will also be a special two-hour window from 2 to 4 p.m. for the handicapped and seniors.
The James Quong Photographer exhibit will open tonight at the Hougen Heritage Gallery in the Arts Underground.
Come check out a selection of historical photographs.
Additional Quong exhibits will be coming to Dawson, the Transportation Museum and the Old Log Church over the coming weeks.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Calling all birders
The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is holding its Birds at the Preserve event this Sunday.
The event is BYOB (bring your own binoculars) and you must RSVP first.
If you’d like to spy your favourite feathered friend call 456-7400.
For some lighthearted theatre check out MAD’s latest production The Princess and the Peabrain.
The play will be showing Saturday at 2 p.m.
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