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Sour Brides Theatre and the Guild Hall present David Mamet’s Boston Marriage. The comedy follows Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who live together on the fringes of upper-class society.

MUSIC

Benefit for Buddy

At The Old Fire Hall tonight there is a benefit concert for Buddy Tabor. The Juneau-based singer/song writer was diagnosed with cancer this summer. Tabor is a songwriter of some renown.

The Yukon’s Undertakin’ Daddies covered a couple of his songs on their Juno nominated album. Tonight two of the former Undertakin’ Daddies, Bob Hamilton and Kevin Barr, will be reuniting

to perform at the benefit along with many other Yukon artists to honour Tabor and raise funds to help him fight the fight. Come out and enjoy a high-quality evening of Buddy Tabor and other’s music.

Along with the music there will be a silent auction, raffles and prizes.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and can be picked up at Deans Strings and Music Supplies on Wood Street.

All proceeds to go to help Tabor cover his medical expenses.

Jazz on the wing

The Jerrold Dubyk Quartet is playing at the Yukon Arts Centre this Sunday. Winner of the 2009 Jazz Recording of the Year for his sophomore CD The Maverick, Edmonton based saxophonist Jerrold Dubyk will be joined on stage by Brad Turner on trumpet, Chris Gestrin on keyboard and Jesse Cahill on drums.

The cabaret style show starts at 7:30.

The show is $22, but only $17 for seniors, $15 for teenagers and $5 for kids 13 and younger.

Tickets are available at the Yukon Arts Centre Box Office and Art Underground.

ART

Christmas crafts

The Yukon Development Education Centre is hosting the 20th annual Global Village Craft Fair this Saturday at The Old Fire Hall. 

From 11 to 3 p.m. you can browse around for gifts from all over the world: Kenya, Swaziland, Ghana, and more. Not only can you find great Christmas gifts but purchases will also help support international development projects organized by Yukoners.

Crafts continued

Get going on the shopping season at the Christmas Spruce Bog in the Canada Games Centre, Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Doors open at 10:15 p.m. for seniors and those with mobility issues.

Take part in a draw for gift baskets. There’s also a special draw for kids. Coat check available.

Raw art

It might be cold outside but it’s always warm at the Copper Moon Gallery. The snow has been swept, sun is shining, coffee is on and the art looks great. Until the end of the month you can take in Shiela Alexandrovich’s show Raw: The Edge of Civilized

It’s a mixed media show of art in wool and wood and other raw materials in a range of forms, from clothing to wall hangings.

Up close and personal

Dawn Macdonald’s vagina-themed collage art will be on display in the Other Room at the Guild Hall, from November 16 through December 3, in conjunction with the play Boston Marriage. 

THEATRE

Parlour humour

Sour Brides Theatre and the Guild Hall present David Mamet’s Boston Marriage. The comedy follows Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who live together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, becomes infatuated with a respectable young lady.

It stars Moira Sauer, Katherine McCallum and Arabella Bushnel.

It’s on from November 16 to December 3 at the Guild hall with a special show at Oddfellows Hall in Dawson City Monday Nov. 28, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 – $22.

Stand-up for women’s rights

Hey Comedians, or soon-to-be comedians there is still time to sign up for the Cunt-Friendly Comedy Contest Spectacular, part of the 12 Days to End Violence Against Women campaign.

Compete for cash prizes, fame and adoration at the Cunt-Friendly stand-up comedy contest on Saturday, December 3, at 7 p.m. at the Jarvis Street Saloon. Comedy doesn’t have to be sexist to be funny. Prove it by performing stand-up that’s vagina-friendly and hilarious.

There’s also an opportunity to workshop your material with the infamous, extraordinary DeAnne Smith Saturday afternoon before the contest. She’ll be in town and doing her own show on December 2, up at the Beringia Centre.

To participate email vfwc@northwestel.net or call 667-2693.

Sexy stories

The coffee’s not the only thing that’s hot at Baked Cafe this weekend. Brave New Sex is an evening of erotic and unrestrained tales, poems and fantasies for your listening pleasure. It’s on tonight and Saturday. Admission is $10. For more information 336-2576.

FESTIVAL

White nights

This Saturday the Yukon Educational Theatre and Mah’s Point Condos proudly present: Winterval – Light the Night, a community celebration welcoming all that is Winter.

The event starts at 4:30 p.m. with the lighting of the tree followed by the people’s parade at 4:45 p.m., which will snake Main and First Avenue ending up in Le Page Park.

Everyone is welcome to walk in the parade and encouraged to bring their lanterns and dress festive.

There will be live music by The Root Sellers, fire dancers, lantern workshops, frosty treats and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

To join the parade or volunteer contact Lauren Tuck, Producer for Winterval 336-2576

FILM

World AIDS Day

Blood Ties Four Directions Centre commemorating World AIDS Day with a special documentary screening Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Old Fire Hall.

We Are Here, the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the city’s inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, that calamitous epidemic.

The screening will be preceded by a speech by Stephen Dunbar-Edge about growing up gay in Whitehorse during the 1960’s and 1970s.

Doors open at 6:30.

Admission and popcorn are pay what you can.

To have your event listed in GetOut! email details to friis@yukon-news.com.

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