Hope for Japan
Tonight, a fundraiser for Japan’s earthquake victims will be held from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Yukon College cafeteria. Featuring music by Second Cousins and Dave Haddock, a cash bar and a silent auction. $10 for adults, $5 for students.
Helping Nepal’s needy
Hands of Hope is holding a fundraiser on Saturday at the Yukon College cafeteria, starting at 1 p.m. The charity provides goods to the needy in India and Nepal. There will be Bollywood dancing, readings, crafts, a bake sale, children’s events, bellydancing, a 50/50 draw, an estimation jar and more.
Kenneth T. Williams is an acclaimed Cree playwright. His wry stories have been produced by Yukon’s Gwaandak Theatre, which is bringing the writer up to Whitehorse for a free reading of his latest play, Cafe Daughter. It’s on Tuesday, April 12, at the Family Literacy Centre on the second floor of the Canada Games Centre.
Lyn Fabio’s show verdant veerings opens Friday at Arts Underground, from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Fabio is best-known for her work crafting pig gut into clothing and bowls, bags and vases. But, in her new show, she used her needle and thread to create textiles that mimic the “miniscule mossy world” around her.” And she managed to work pig intestine into some of her new pieces.
Still Films is at the Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery. Curated by Lance Blomgren, the exhibit explores how photographs can tell us stories that are “haunting, humourous and poetic.”
The exhibit runs until May 21.
Copper Moon gallery continues its show, Blurring the Lines, which includes the sculptures of Sandra Grace Storey and pottery by Larry DuGuay. Also, veteran potter Rich Claxton shows what he’s able to create with three decades of practice at the Yukon Artists at Work Gallery.
Spruce bog’s back
The Spruce Bog annual spring craft sale is on Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Gold Rush Inn. Seniors and people with mobility problems may enter at 10:15.
Friday, Indie folk guitarist Pat LePoidevin plays at the Old Fire Hall. Ryan McNally opens. Show starts at 8 p.m. $15.
Sasquatch Prom Date tour kick-off
Friday at Foxy’s Cabaret, starting at 10 p.m., say farewell to Whitehorse rockabilly band Sasquatch Prom Date during their last show before they hit the road to tour Ontario and Quebec.
Experience that adds up
Saturday, Yukon musicians Grant Simpson, Jim Vautour, Manfred Janssen, who collectively have “over 140 years experience,” play at the Old Fire Hall. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. $15.
Swan Haven is open for April. The interpretive centre in Marsh Lake is open weekdays from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and weekends and holidays from noon until 7 p.m.
The Yukon Kennel Club is celebrating its 40th anniversary next weekend with a visit by renowned obedience trainer Janice Gunn. She has titles in competition obedience, retriever field tests, hunt tests, tracking, agility and conformation. The seminar costs $250 with your dog, or $175 to audit without your dog. For information, call Bonnitta at 335-8135 or visit www.yukonkennelclub.com.
April 14 is Law Day, and the Canadian Bar Association’s Yukon branch is holding an information fair on human rights at the upstairs atrium of the courthouse on Second Avenue. It runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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