Come watch short films by Yukon artists at the return of Kino International. Includes works by Mike Ellis, Ross Burnet, Edward Westerhuis, Celia McBride, Andrey Malkov, Dobbin Lindsay, Max Fraser, Chris Rodgers and more.
Show starts at 7 p.m. at the Old Firehall. Admission by donation.
Stay to see selections of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, starting at 9 p.m. Showings include: Ghost Noise, an intimate look at the life of Cape Dorset artist Shuvinai Ashoona; Bee Man, a documentary of the life of Robert Lendrum, who not only raises bees, but eats them; and No Way Through, a short drama that envisions London, England, under military lockdown.
Tickets are $5 for members, $7 for non-members.
Run for Mom
Yukon’s annual fundraiser for breast cancer research is this Saturday. The five-kilometre run, or walk, starts at the SS Klondike. Entry by donation. Registration at 11 a.m. Run starts at 1 p.m.
2010 Poker Ride and BBQ
The Contagious Mountain Bike Club hosts its first ride of the season on Saturday, starting at 4 p.m. at the Schwatka Lake boat launch. Entry is $10 for club members; annual membership fee is $40. The price includes grub afterwards.
The Yukon band plays Saturday night at Whitehorse’s newest club, Foxy’s Cabaret, located in the old Legion building.
Pop goes the choir
Friday and Saturday at Yukon Arts Centre, the Whitehorse Community Choir performs hits from the 1960s to 1990s. Includes performances by the choir’s spin-offs: the Persephone Singers, the Neptunes, the Chamber Choir and the Suzuki Seniors String Ensemble.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for kids.
Seeing is believing
New work by Whitehorse artist Catherine Deer is on display at the Copper Moon Gallery, starting Friday. Seeing is Believing is a collection of charcoal and graphite drawings based on Deer’s recent trip to Ireland. The show runs until May 31.
Blue Moose Circus Guild
Carnies of Whitehorse, unite. Learn to stilt-walk, juggle or unicycle. The group meets Saturdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 415 Baxter Street.
Irish Newfoundland Pub Night
Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Yukon Convention Centre. A night of Irish music and singing. All profits go to the Yukon Council on disABILITY. Tickets are $40. A $20 tax receipt is available. There will be a cash bar and wings and chips for sale.
Great Melon Splat
Brought to you by FH Collins and Vanier high schools, teams will once again compete to build the best helmet to protect melons that will be dropped from a scissor lift. The winning team collects a $1,000 prize. Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Shipyard’s Park.
Nakai Homegrown Theatre Festival
Six days of fringe performances kicks off at the Guild Hall on Tuesday, May 11. This year’s lineup includes a musical based on the trial of Trevor the Dog. For a full schedule of events, visit nakaitheatre.wordpress.com. Tickets are $10 per night, available at Whitehorse Motors on Fourth Street.
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