The sixth annual Sunstroke Music Festival kicks off at Shipyards Park this afternoon from 3 p.m. until midnight, and continues Saturday from noon until midnight.
This year’s lineup features Mad Bomber Society, Whiskey Dicks, the Pack A.D, Nemesis, Declan O’Donovan, Speed Control, Death in Venice, Drifting, Buckwhacker, Roxx Hunter, Common Knowledge, Wrong Track Freight Train, CHS, The Roper Show, Rick Sward and the Dirty Little Secrets, Johnny Pogue and the Colleens, Brenda Berezan and the Free Radicals, Joyseekers, Sky Detectives, Jeff Andrew, Krew 52, Brigs, Zipline, Epic 42, Solid Fuel and Heavymeta.
Entry is $30 per day for adults, $20 for students and seniors. Kids under 12 are free. Funds go to the Yukon Humane Society.
The Whiskey Dicks are back. This time they’re here with a different lineup. The drummer from their last show will be singing and playing guitar, and they are bringing up a trumpet player from Vancouver. Yves Paradis will be playing drums and, of course, Curtis Ernst will be on the cello.
The band plays Friday and Saturday night at Foxy’s Cabaret. They’re also at the Sunstroke Music Festival.
The Whitehorse Poetry Festival begins tonight and continues until Sunday. This year’s lineup is Elizabeth Bachinsky, bill bissett, John Pass, Miranda Pearson, Clea Roberts, David Seymour, Karen Solie and Rhea Tregebov. The CBC’s Eleanor Wachtel is host. A weekend pass costs $41. Day passes are $20. For the full schedule, visit www.whitehorsepoetry.com.
Brave New Words
Join Brave New Words’ open-mike night on Tuesday, June 28 at Baked Cafe, from 7 to 10 p.m. With music by Kelvin.
Jeanne Randolph is the Berton House’s writer in residence. Her writing has ranged over such diverse subjects as cat curating, boxing, Barbie dolls and Wittgenstein. On Wednesday, June 29 at the Whitehorse Public Library, she’s giving a public talk at 7:30 p.m.
Pride Day party
On Saturday, celebrate Whitehorse Pride Day, starting at 4 p.m. at the Robert Service Campground. Look for the rainbow-coloured streamers and balloons. Bring an appetizer, salad or snack – hotdogs and burgers are provided. You’re also encouraged to pack lawn chairs, games or guitars. On Sunday there’s a best-ball golf tournament, starting at 12:45 p.m. at Meadow Lakes. No experience required.
Yukon Women: 50 over 50 is a collection of portraits by Valerie Hodgson that continues to be on show at the Yukon Arts Centre’s public gallery. A selection of the Yukon government’s permanent collection is also on display.
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