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The rut is on. If you want a big, horny elk to accidentally mistake you for its mate, then this event it for you. It's elk bugling time.

Tick-ridden beasts

The rut is on

If you want a big, horny elk to accidentally mistake you for its mate, then this event it for you.

It’s elk bugling time.

Join Environment biologists to look for elk and listen for their calls on Saturday, September 24th.

Elk lovers are to meet at the Alaska Highway Cousins Airstrip rest area at 6:30 p.m. It’s 500 metres south of the North Klondike and Alaska Highway junction.

There will be a carpool to Takhini Valley.

Cinema

All the excitement, none of the danger

Don’t have the guts to barrel yourself down a mountainside at breakneck speeds?

Then watch people who do.

The Radical Reels festival showcases adrenaline inducing sports like skiing, climbing, kayaking, BASE jumping, snowboarding and mountain biking.

Part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, these shorts screen at the Yukon Arts Centre, Friday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.

Walking

Remembering Thalina

Pull out your running shoes and your wallet.

Donald Watt is organizing a walk this Saturday to raise funds and awareness for ALS, better known as Lou Gherig’s Disease.

Watt was motivated to pull together the event when he learned the disease had taken the life of local resident Thalina Tchulokovsky this past spring.

The five-kilometre walk goes along the Millennium Trail

Registration is at 11 a.m. and the walk begins at 12:30 p.m.

More info at www.walkforals.ca

Theatre

Gin and games

The Guild’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is running Thursday through Saturday until October 10.

It’s a night of middle-class American misery mixed with laughter, that will make your relationship look Utopian.

Curtain is at 8 p.m. at the Guild Hall in Porter Creek. Wednesday, September 30, is pay-what-you-can.

Ancient arts

Puppets and philosophy

Puppeteers from Haines, Alaska, romp through the history of Western civilization, from the Bible to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in their show The Great Ziggurat.

Nothing naughty about the show, but because of its weighty ruminations on the ebb and flow of power through the centuries, it’s not recommended for young children.

The show’s at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30 at the Old Fire Hall.

Tickets are $20, available at the Yukon Arts Centre.

The Art of Talking

Big Ideas

New Yorker Mike Daisey sharpens his wit riffing on remote South Pacific inhabitants that worship America at the base of a continually erupting volcano.

His monologues have been described as hilarious, heartbreaking stories that cut to the bone.

Mixing adventure with memoir, Daisey reminds his audience of what it means to be human.

Check out The Last Cargo Cult on Wednesday, September 30 at 8 p.m. at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Digital Arts

Computers may be eating your brain

IPods and other electronics were recently banned from Porter Creek Secondary to keep from distracting students.

Come find out if it’s a good idea, with a talk from Andrew Robulack on whether computers and technology are good for children.

The discussion will be held on October 1 at noon at the Yukon Literacy Coalition’s new Family Literacy Centre, situated on the second floor of the Canada Games Centre.

The talk is the second installment in the coalition’s discussion groups on all things literacy, held every second Thursday at lunch.

To have your event listed in Get Out! contact Vivian Belik at

vivianb@yukon-news.com

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