Suzuki sold out
Excited to hear David Suzuki expound his thoughts on the Peel watershed tonight? Sure you are. Have a ticket? Better hope so. Otherwise, you’re out of luck. The event is sold out.
Keep it clean
The Kwanlin Dun’s health centre hosts a youth sexual health conference from today until Sunday, featuring Jessica Yee, a self-proclaimed “multiracial indigenous hip-hop feminist reproductive justice freedom fighter.” It’s for ages 13 to 19.
Summer gun and hobby show this Saturday at the Gold Rush Inn, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy, sell, trade or just enjoy. See new and antique firearms, military displays, knives and more.
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
Arts in the Park continues to offer free music on the corner of Wood and Third, from noon until 1 p.m. during the work week. Here’s next week’s schedule:
Monday features journeyman musician Manfred Jansen, Tuesday is gypsy jazz with Trio Manouche, Wednesday is Breakdancing Yukon, Thursday is Dave Haddock and the Merluze Effect, Friday is The Windy Valley Boys from Skagway.
The grand old jam
Each Wednesday, Foxy’s Cabaret hosts the venerable Whitewater Wednesday Jam Night, starting at 9 p.m. The get-together, which recently celebrated its 14th anniversary, has been graced by many solo musicians, bands and DJs over the years. It’s where Kim Beggs got her start.
On Thursday, August 4, in Haines Junction, the Junction Arts and Music Society presents a summer dance, featuring the Whitehorse rockabilly outfit Sasquatch Prom Date. It starts at 9 p.m. at the Saint Elias Convention Centre. Tickets are $10.
Music at the museum
Each Thursday, MacBride Museum hosts its Summer Music Series, featuring live Yukon musicians performing on their outdoor deck from 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Barbecue and refreshments available.
Painting en plein air
On Saturday, join artist Linda Leon and the Yukon Conservation Society for a day of walking, sketching, painting, nature and history at Canyon City. It costs $55, supplies included. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dress appropriately for the weather. To register, call 667-4080.
Sounds and sketches
Starting Wednesday, Jordy and Meg Walker kick off their joint sound art and responsive drawing collaboration, Lost in the River, at Arts Underground. The exhibit runs until August 11.
Pandemonium, a display of Lara Melnik’s polymer clay creations, is on show at the Chocolate Claim, starting on Monday, August 1. There’s an opening that night, from 7 to 9 p.m. The show continues until the end of the month.
Quirk and colour
Eleanor Rosenberg’s exhibit Cup Half Colourful continues at Gallery 22, above Triple J’s Music Cafe, until August 6.
The only thing to be afraid of
Tuesday, director Max Fraser shows Haines Junction his documentary, Never Happen Here, on the Whitehorse connection to the 9-11 terrorist attacks. The film, which recalls how terrified Yukoners believed a hijacked plane was heading their way, starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre.
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