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It's the last week to catch the Guild's production of the Beauty Queen of Leeane, a macabre Irish comedy. Featuring Moira Sauer, Mary Sloan, Anthony Trombetta and Kieren Poile, the show runs Friday and Saturday starting at 8 p.m.

THEATRE

Irish gold

It’s the last week to catch the Guild’s production of the Beauty Queen of Leeane, a macabre Irish comedy.

Featuring Moira Sauer, Mary Sloan, Anthony Trombetta and Kieren Poile, the show runs Friday and Saturday starting at 8 p.m.

The Nutcracker

Northern Lights School of Dance is bringing the classic ballet to life this Friday and Saturday at the Yukon Arts Centre. The shows begin at 7 p.m. and there’s a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

MUSIC

Soul man

Platters soul singer Wilson Williams is bringing his authentic Motown sound to the Yukon this month. Backed by a six-piece band Williams is playing Foxy’s in Whitehorse this Friday and Saturday night. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $15.

Williams and his band head to Atlin on December 12, Haines Junction on the 14 and on to Dawson City for the 16.

Tickets are available at Mark and Paddy’s Wonderous Music Emporium.

Country duet

Local musicians Kim Beggs and Kevin Barr are joining forces for a night of music to mark the opening of Dean’s Strings and Music Supplies’ new location on Fourth Avenue and Wood Street. The Close to the Heart Country Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at Deans Strings or call 633-5999.

Beggs bounty

If you miss Kim Beggs on Saturday, you can catch her with Manfred Janssen in their first time ever, musical collaboration at a house concert in Porter Creek on Tuesday, December 14. Doors open at 7 p.m., the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, with all revenue going to the artists.

RSVP David Hedmann at solutionsnorth@northwestel.net or call 633-4535 to reserve your seat.

Dinner and song

Natalie Edelson and Kim Beggs are teaming up at the Aurora Hot Springs cafe for dinner and a concert on Wednesday, December 15. The event is at Takhini Hot Springs and tickets are $50. Call 456-8005 for more information.

Christmas sound

The All-City Band presents Music for a Winter’s Eve at the Yukon Arts Centre. The Senior Jazz Combo is playing Monday, December 13 at 7 p.m. and the Junior Jazz Band is playing Tuesday, December 14 at 7 p.m.

CRAFTS

Yukon made

Head to the Old Fire Hall for 12 days of the Fireweed Community Market. From Friday, December 10 through Tuesday, December

21 there will be hot cider, music and goodies as well as Yukon-made crafts for sale. The market’s open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It’s open until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday,

VISUAL ART

Bygone books

Is the age of books over thanks to Twitter and the iPad? This is the question that local artist Hilde Festerling explores in her latest work, art pieces she calls “book remixes.”

“Like in a remix of, say, a Beyonce song, you always hear Beyonce’s voice, strong on top of the mix. But the new background, new images, and new speed create a new effect,” said Festerling in a release. “The book remix idea takes a book and draws a few passages from it – perhaps one per cent of the total text – and reworks those selections in a new style, with new images. The identity of the original book remains strong, but through the remix a new context and a new flow re-imagine the work of the original author.”

Hilde Festerling’s work will be available to view and acquire at the Twelve Days of Christmas Craft Fair (see above). For more info contact Festerling at 668-3736.

HUMAN RIGHTS

Letter lift

Amnesty International Action Circle invites you to write letters for human rights in support of Human Rights Day on Saturday, December 11, from 11 until 2 p.m. at the Whitehorse United Church (upstairs). Amnesty International calendars will also be for sale for $15. For more information call 667-2389.

KIDS

Whistle-stop Santa

Get on the Santa train. Santa Claus arrives at the White Pass Depot at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 11. The train leaves around 12:15. Children need to bring an adult and warm blankets. Hot beverages and snacks will be provided.

If you would like your event listed in Get Out please e-mail details to friis@yukon-news.com.

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