THE DANCING DEPARTMENT
Saturday Night Barndancing
Get out your cowboy shoes and head down to the Old Fire Hall January 16th for an old-style barn dance.
Bob Kuiper is caller and the Barndance Band plays live.
No experience necessary. The dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for families.
The Breakdancing Yukon Society hosts its second annual dance marathon featuring Toronto choreographer, Luther Brown of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.
Classes will be held in four separate rooms at the Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Studio.
Funds raised go towards the 2010 breakdancing summer training camp and to sending Yukon breakdancers south.
Minimum pledge for adults is $50, children $40.
Registration begins at 9:30 and classes run until 6:15.
INTO THE MUSIC
Doing it like Django
Vancouver gypsy-jazz guitarist, Don Ogilvie, will be in town next week to celebrate the 100th anniversary of jazz legend Django Reinhardt.
Ogilvie, in conjunction with Music Yukon, will be holding guitar workshops from January 18 to 21, all levels welcome.
The following Friday the Capital Hotel will host a musical celebration with Ogilvie and Grant Simpson.
Call Music Yukon at 456.8742 for more information or to register.
Lauchie, Liza and Rory
The Yukon Arts Centre presents, Lauchie, Liza and Rory, a 1950s Cape Breton love story.
The seven-character play is performed with only two actors and is adapted from a short story written by Sheldon Currie who penned Margaret’s Museum.
The play runs January 15 and 16, 8 p.m.
Carbon Hill Sled Dog Race
The 16th annual sled dog race takes off on January 16th.
A favourite with recreational mushers, the 48-kilometre and 16-kilometre race takes off from Mt. Lorne Community Centre.
There is also a 48-kilometre skijor race and kid’s races available.
Registration at the Mt Lorne Community Centre at 9:30 a.m.
The race begins at 11 a.m.
POTLUCK WITH A SIDE OF POLITICS
First general meeting for the Whitehorse Potluck Community Co-op
This community-based retail group is seeking members for its first incorporated meeting.
The Potluck Community Co-op wants to harness the buying power of local growers and open a storefront in Whitehorse featuring locally sourced food.
The meeting will be followed by a screening of the documentary, Fresh.
Tuesday, January 19th 6:30 p.m. at Hellaby Hall (Elliot at Fourth)
Brave New Words
The monthly music and poetry event features musician Joe Bishop and writers Patti Flather and Jamella Hagen.
The event is open-mike and anybody is welcome to read.
Monday, January 18th 7 p.m. at Baked Cafe.
Manitoba artist Chris Reid hosts a drop-in art-making session at the Yukon Arts Centre
Reid, known for her images of screaming toast, buildings on chicken legs and big-eared bunnies, teaches people how to make “funny bunnies” out of socks
Sunday, January 17, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery.
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