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Do you have a story to tell? Does it feature an angry bear, perhaps the biggest salmon ever seen or, perhaps, a charging rhino on a safari trip to Africa?

WORDS

It was T-H-I-S big…

Do you have a story to tell? Does it feature an angry bear, perhaps the biggest salmon ever seen or, perhaps, a charging rhino on a safari trip to Africa?

Well, if you do – or even if you just like listening to stories like this – keep next Wednesday night open.

The Moth, an evening of informal storytelling, will be taking place at Well-Read Books from 7 to 10 p.m. The topic for the evening, if you haven’ guessed it yet, is Man and Beast. Anyone can tell their story so long as it’s true and no longer than five minutes. It can’t be a poem and you can’t read off notes and you should definitely bring an appetizer and your own cutlery and dishes as it will be a potluck event. Everyone is welcome, but be advised that the stories will be recorded and sent to The Moth organization in New York City, and some could air on CJUC community radio.

Any questions, or if you’d like to register, contact either Lauren Tuck (Laurenyukon@gmail.com) or Harreson Tanner (Harreson_tanner@yahoo.ca)

Duh-dun. Duh-dun…

Brave New Words is screaming out, “Shark Attack!” This Tuesday, September 27 edition of the spoken word and freestyle poetry night is being promoted with a JAWS full of pearly-whites. And you may only find out why, if you go! The musical guest is Studio Catcho and friends and as always admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome to stand up and perform … you may just want to bring your lifejacket for this one.

FILM

Crazy cinema

Some fantastic, death-defying and almost unbelievable skiing, mountain biking, climbing and even more wild sports and hobbies are caught on tape. And those tapes are being screened for Radical Reels this Friday at the Yukon Arts Centre. The shows start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 at the door.

ART

Family art

Kids Kreate is back for the season with a whole roster of Sunday art fun.

The free, family art classes run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Yukon Arts Centre. This Sunday, September 25, is inspired by one of the artists on display at the Yukon Arts Centre right now, Kerri Reid. It will be an exercise in the art of finding and making the art that exists within, and from, the objects that surround us.

Registration is not required, but children must be accompanied by adults and should be dressed for mess!

For more information contact Jessica Vellenga at gallery@yac.ca or 393-7109.

Gone but not forgotten

A celebration of life for artist Rich Claxton will be held this evening at 4 p.m.

For those who were fortunate to know Claxton, the gathering will begin with a service and will be followed by a reception at the Yukon Artists at Work Gallery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Claxton’s memory can be made to:

Yukon Artists Relief Fund

c/o YAAW

120 Industrial Road, Suite 200

Y1A 2T9

MUSIC

Jazz-tastic

The Darren Sigesmund Sextet will be kicking off the new season of Jazz on the Wing. The Galazie Rising Star Award winner for Best Composition at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and 2010 nominee for Best Traditional Jazz Album offers a contemporary blend of Latin and classical influences. The band is made up of trombone, saxophone, piano, acoustic bass, drums and vocals and every member takes their time to shine. The cabaret-style season starter is this Sunday, September 25 at the Yukon Arts Centre. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 and are available at the box office, Arts Underground or online.

More information, including bio and clips, is available at www.jazzyukon.ca

Kark-what?

The name may not roll of your tongue, but the music is guaranteed to move your mind. Karkwa, a Montreal-based band, is coming up to the Yukon Arts Centre Monday, September 26. The blend of folk and franco-indie may be as awkward to some musical ears as the name is to pronounce, but what is music if not a way to open your mind? Tickets are $32, or $27 if you’re 12 years old or younger, and they are available at the box office, Arts Underground and online. The show starts at 8 p.m.

THEATRE

Learning and performing

The Yukon Educational Theatre is having its AGM this Sunday at the Frostbite building in Shipyards Park. This is a chance to meet the organization’s new board and new artistic director, Erin Corbett. Everyone interested in the work of the Yukon Educational Theatre is welcome and there will be snacks! So again, it is this Sunday, September 25 at 4 p.m. in the Frostbite building (Chambers House) at Shipyards Park. For more information contact Erin Corbett at yukonedtheater@gmail.com or 336-1723.

Carnage comedy

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage started this week at the Guild Hall.

Called a “deliciously funny, stomach pulping roller-coaster ride about parents behaving badly … very, very badly,” it is a comedy of manners … “without the manners!”

So whether you have kids, or want to be reminded why you don’t, get a babysitter for the night and come see God of Carnage at the Guild Hall. Opening night sold out, but tickets for the rest of the run are available at the door or at Whitehorse Motors. All shows start at 8 p.m. and the show runs until October 8.

FUNDRAISING

School bus-sized hearts

This Saturday, September 24, the Whitehorse Baptist Church and the Whitehorse Food Bank Society will be hanging out in the Superstore parking lot from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. They will be there with a school bus and are asking you to come out help “Stuff the Bus” with food donations for the upcoming winter. So if you’re driving by, going grocery shopping or are just curious to see how much food it takes to stuff a bus, why not buy a couple cans and throw them in!

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