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Luther Wright and the Wrongs are wrapping up their Yukon tour, having already played in Whitehorse, Dawson City and Haines Junction. They're back in the capital this Friday and Saturday to play at the Gold Pan Saloon with Sarah MacDougall.

MUSIC

Cowpunk encore

Luther Wright and the Wrongs are wrapping up their Yukon tour, having already played in Whitehorse, Dawson City and Haines Junction. They’re back in the capital this Friday and Saturday to play at the Gold Pan Saloon with Sarah MacDougall.

Ho-down with Sean Hogan

Country crooner Sean Hogan will also hit Whitehorse this weekend. The Campbell River, BC-based singer has claimed six Canadian Country Music awards. He and his band will perform at the Jarvis Street Saloon in the 202 Motor Inn tonight and tomorrow. Doors at 8 p.m. $20.

Dust off your sombrero

The Mariachis Los Dorados bring their Latin tunes to the Yukon Convention Centre on January 29. It’s a fundraiser for the Grey Mountain Lions. Tickets are $50 and include a Mexican dinner. They’re available at the High Country Inn and the Gold Rush Inn. For more information call 667-6681.

Music teachers jam

Come hear guitar, marimba, piano and more at the Yukon Music Teachers Association’s annual recital. It’s on Sunday, January 30 at 2 p.m. at the Riverdale Baptist Church. $5.

Jazz in the Hall

Part music lesson, part performance, part open jam – Jazz in the Hall is back on Thursday, February 3. Special guest Dave Haddock will play the acoustic bass. Event starts at 7 p.m. at the Old Firehall. $5.

THEATRE

The pinnacle of Pivot

Tonight and tomorrow, catch Andy Jones, a Newfoundland actor, writer and comedian, in his theatrical production, An evening with Uncle Val. It’s part of Nikai Theatre’s annual Pivot festival, which kicked off earlier this week.

The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Yukon Arts Centre. $24. Saturday’s show is followed by a free after-party in the centre’s lobby.

Marvelous Mamet

The Whitehorse Theatre Ensemble’s production of Speed-the-Plow is hilarious and heartfelt, offering entertaining insight into the business of business. The show’s at the Guild Hall in Whitehorse, Tuesday to Saturday until January 29. Shows start at 8 p.m. There are 4 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are available at Whitehorse Motors and at the door. It’s $24 for Thursday to Saturday evenings and $20 Tuesday, Wednesday and matinees.

VISUAL ARTS

Pictures from both poles

Halin de Repentigny has painted with oils for four decades. The Quebec-born artist splits his time between the Yukon and Argentina. Impressionistic depictions of landscapes from both poles are on show in New Works, New Wonders, his latest exhibition at Copper Moon Gallery. It runs February 4 to March 1.

Faces, old and new

In Arts Underground, see the latest collection by students of the Sundog carving program. Exhibit closes February 8. Next door are select photographs from Rolf Hougen’s collection of life in Whitehorse from 1946 until 1969.

Four takes on travel

At the Yukon Arts Centre’s public art gallery, Toronto’s Trousseau Society offers four wonky takes on travelling within Canada in the multimedia exhibit Open Season: Intermigration and the resulting cultural landscape.

SPORTS

Hockey time

The Whitehorse midget Mustangs face off against Kelowna’s Pursuit of Excellence hockey academy team during a three-game series this weekend.

The first match was this morning. The second game starts tonight at 7:15 p.m. at the Takhini Arena. Saturday’s game starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Takhini Arena.

In a bonus exhibition game, Pursuit of Excellence will play the 2011 Yukon Canada Winter Games team on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Canada Games Centre.

To list an event, e-mail details to friis@yukon-news.com.

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