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Roots band, The Breakmen, have brought their big, energetic sound to Whitehorse. The group is up here to record its third album, which will feature an edgy new take on traditional bluegrass music.

MUSIC

Get broken in

Roots band, The Breakmen, have brought their big, energetic sound to Whitehorse.

The group is up here to record its third album, which will feature an edgy new take on traditional bluegrass music.

Compared to Old Crow Medicine Show and The Band, The Breakmen will be sure to blow the roof off of the Old Fire Hall this Saturday.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20

Back from a black-out

Celtic punk rock band the Real McKenzies is back to Whitehorse after its show last year was cancelled because of a power outage.

Mosh out to the six-piece band Friday and Saturday night.

Also rounding out the bill are the Kung-Fu Aliens and JJS3.

At Coasters Bar. Doors are at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15

Painting the town green

This St. Patrick’s day don’t just drink green beer, steep yourself in the music of the Irish.

Nova Scotia’s traditional Celtic band, the Barra MacNeils play the Yukon Arts Centre next week.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30

and 8 p.m. Tickets are $32 and $37

Irish brogue

Johnny Pogue and the Colleens are back to play a St. Patrick’s Day show at the Capital Hotel, the Gold Rush and later at Coasters Bar.

Follow their travelling band all Wednesday night.

Catch them at the Capital Hotel from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; at the Gold Rush from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.; and at Coasters Bar from 9:45 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.

OUTDOORS

Spend the day outdoors

Take your family out to Kathleen Lake next weekend.

The Kluane National Park, Junction Arts and Music, St. Elias Lions Club, Haines Junction Minor Hockey Association and the Kathleen Lake Lodge are hosting a family fun day on Saturday.

There’ll be a pond hockey tourney, a snowmobile poker run, cross-country skiing, mushing and music.

Daytime events will be followed by a dance at the Shakwak Community Hall in Haines Junction.

Events begin Saturday March 20 at 9 a.m. at the Kathleen Lake day use area.

Ski with the pros

Sunday marks the first day of the week-long Haywood cross-country ski nationals.

The Canadian ski competition brings the best and fastest skiers from around the country.

This is the first time the competition is being held in Whitehorse.

Check out the schedule at www.skinationals.com/2010

COMEDY

Jim leaves Dawson, comes to Whitehorse

Feeling the weight of winter still on your shoulders?

Go to the Guild Hall next Wednesday for a night of comedy.

The event will be hosted by “Jim from Dawson” who’s schtick is ranting about the people of Whitehorse.

Later on in the evening, Max Fraser debuts his short film Jim from Dawson.

The night kicks off at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5

ART

By hand, out of hand

The Copper Gallery is featuring new works by Larry DuGuay in his recent show Out of Hand.

With his display, the Yukon ceramics artist has created a series on interpretations of Yukon landscapes and historic artifacts.

At the Copper Gallery until the end of March

FILM

Learn how lighting works for film.

The Northern Film and Video Industry Association is holding a one-day workshop for beginner filmmakers.

At the Northern Film and Video Industry Association

– 116 Galena Road.

From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

$50 for members and $60 for non-members. No experience necessary.

FRENCH

Hit the sugar shack next Friday afternoon and pick up some French.

The l’Association franco-yukonnaise is holding a sugar shack on the patio of the Elijah Smith building.

The event is part of the two-week celebration, Rendez-Vous de le Francophonie.

March 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

If you would like your event included

in GetOut! e-mail details to

friis@yukon-news.com.