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Viva el arte! Would you like to have your own book but don't exactly have publishers banging down your door? Why not make it yourself? Mexican artist Cristina Luna will be giving a workshop on "making a cyclical art book" this weekend.

Viva el arte!

Would you like to have your own book but don’t exactly have publishers banging down your door?

Why not make it yourself?

Mexican artist Cristina Luna will be giving a workshop on “making a cyclical art book” this weekend.

The two-day course runs this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will set you back about $195.

You can register at the Arts Underground.

If you’re strapped for cash, why not check out Luna’s talk on Friday at 7 p.m., also being held at the Arts Underground.

She will be discussing her life, her painting, the extinction of animals.

Things that are carved

Every artist has to start somewhere.

For carvers, that starting place is usually a block of wood.

But today a number of rookie carvers will see their work on display for the first time at the Art’s Underground.

Sundog Carver’s show, has du kooteeyaa, will be having an open reception today from 5 to 8 p.m.

There will be work by advanced carvers as well.

Calling all ink-stained wretches

Are you a masochistic writer with a story to tell but not enough time?

Why not sign up for Nakai Theatre’s 24-hour Playwriting Competition?

This time around, the competition is opening up to those in the communities who can participate online from home.

Sign up costs $25 if you’re in the communities and $50 if you’re in Whitehorse where you’ll be put up in a hotel.

The contest is the weekend of November 6 and 7 but the deadline for sign up is today so get to ASAP.

Return of the undead comics

Halloween is usually more a time of screams than of laughs.

But this Saturday the Guild Hall will be trying to change all of that with its Halloween Night Comedy Dance Bash.

Doors open at 7 p.m.; the comedy kicks off at 8 p.m. and a dance party will certainly follow.

There’s a cash bar so you’ve got to be 19 to get in.

The Guild fundraiser costs $15 to attend but will include prizes for the best costume and snacks at the stroke of midnight.

Masked women

The Francophone Centre will be holding its Elle-oween Masquerade tonight.

A mere $10 gets you a delicious fund-raising dinner and music from the Wooly Toques.

Doors open at 5 p.m.

Accordions can be scary too

The Globe and Mail has called him “The Avenging Angel of Klezmer,” which sort of follows the Halloween theme.

Geoff Berner will be hosting an entertaining evening of accordion and songs at the Old Fire Hall tonight.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $22.

On Saturday, the Frostbite Music Society takes over the Old Fire Hall for its Night of Fright.

Al Pope and Roslyn Woodcock will be reading some spooky tales and then the Oogly Googlies (Dave Haddock, Jim Holland, Lonnie Powell and Paul Stephens) will rock the house.

There will be beer, pizza, costume prizes – the whole works.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $15.

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