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Pivotal performances Check out the hottest plastic woman alive, have a weird conversation at Baked or laugh till your belly hurts - it's all part of Nakai's Pivot Festival running through Sunday at various local venues.

THEATRE

Pivotal performances

Check out the hottest plastic woman alive, have a weird conversation at Baked or laugh till your belly hurts – it’s all part of Nakai’s Pivot Festival running through Sunday at various local venues. See the full schedule at www.nakaitheatre.com.

To audition or

not to audition

Get up your nerve, practise that monologue, sing a couple tunes, and take your chances at the Guild’s auditions for its spring musical, A Man From the Capitol.

Auditions are Friday through Sunday, for more info call Katherine at 335-2288 or e-mail guild.production@gmail.com.

GOODWILL

Haitian need

Buy a slave, win free Air North tickets, dance to the fiddle music and take your chances at the silent auction; it’s all part of the First Nation Fundraiser for Haitian Relief this Saturday at the Westmark.

The fun starts at 7 p.m. at the Westmark, and admission is free.

DANCE

Get out those

dancing shoes

For a weekend of 1950s rockabilly put on that prom dress and head to the Gold Rush Saloon to dance with Sasquatch Prom Date all night long.

The band’s playing Friday and Saturday night.

SCHOOL COOL

High school hang-out

If you’re a high school girl, Mt. McIntyre is the place to be this weekend. Prizes go to the girls who bring the most friends.

There’s a fashion show, workshops on beauty, worth and purpose, speakers, free lunch and chocolate fondue.

Singer Heather Jacobson will accompany the weekend.

The event starts at 7 p.m. Friday and runs all day Saturday. Transportation is provided. For more info phone Helen Fox at 668-3518.

FOOD

Culinary aficionados unite

Get out those kitchen knives and start chopping. Famed food gourmet Chef Massimo Capra is coming to the Yukon Convention Centre on Thursday, February 4th. Tickets to see the Food Network guru are $50, with proceeds benefiting the Yukon Hospital Corporation.

LECTURES

Origin of Darwin

Subconsciously shaping the way we think, Darwin’s ideas are more than 200 years old.

To learn a little more about the kindly cautious man and his uncommon commitment to truth, head to the Yukon Beringia Centre this Sunday for a talk by visiting Carleton University professor Chris Burn.

The lecture is free, and starts at 7:30 p.m.

Why we’re warming

A series of informal talks at MacBride Museum titled Adaptation and Activism: A Climate Change Lecture Series, will focus on just that.

The next talk, by Amber Church is on What Really Happened in Copenhagen, is on Wednesday, February 3 at 7 p.m. and it’s free.

The series continues every Wednesday evening until March 3, 2010. Go to www.macbridemuseum.com/lectureseries.html

for more information, or call 667-2709 (ext.3).

THE OLYMPICS

Games guilt

Olympic mania got you down? Head to Alpine Bakery on Friday February 5th for a screening of Five Ring Circus: Myths and Realities of the Olympic Games. Based on Chris Shaw’s book, of the same title, the film is a good introduction to the issues around corporate control and influence surrounding the Games.

The film starts at 7 p.m., for more information contact Connie at 633-3510.

FILM

Lights, camera, Dawson

Dawson is turning into Hollywood North for the weekend with at least nine teams participating in the 48 Hour Film Competition. The movie-making begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, and wraps up Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

The films will be screened in the Odd Fellows Ballroom Sunday night at 7:30 p.m.

FINE ART

Fancy Play Doh

Join local artist Lara Melnik at the Yukon Arts Centre gallery on Saturday, January 30t for an artist demonstration and public talk. The event takes place between 1 and 3 p.m. Images and other information about the show can be view online at http://www.laramelnik.com/polychrome/polychrome_home_page.htm

What is it?

There’s going to be a Pecha Kucha Night Whitehorse No. 1 with the theme: Spark (spark) 1. a flash of light, 2. an electrical charge, 3. to set in motion, 4. a burst of energy, 5. to arouse or excite.

It will feature presentations by: Sonja Ahlers, Sarah Crane, Jon Gelinas, Paul Gort, Laurel Parry, Mike Rice, Katharine Sandiford, John Steins, Candice Tarnowski and Joseph Tisiga with music by the Square Waves Jazz Trio.

To find out what it’s all about, head to the Old Firehall on February 6. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:20 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $12 each and are available at the door.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Forgotten history

To learn more about the people behind the Alaska Highway and the Canol Road, head to MacBride Museum for Black History Month displays and presentations.

The opening reception is Tuesday, February 2 at 7 p.m. and it’s free. Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Leighann Chalykoff at 667-2709 (ext. 3) or lchalykoff@macbridemuseum.com

Double deal

Head Underground to see Karen Rhebergen’s show I will build you a home and other works. It opens Friday, February 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with MacBride Museum’s historical photo display, Winter Games: Yukoners thrive in the ice, snow and bitterly cold temperatures.

SPORTS

Ski circle

The Yukon Aboriginal Sports Circle is hosting a Freestyle Ski Awareness Day at Mt. Sima on Friday. Call Greg Edgelow at 668-2840 for more info.

Straight line moola

Get out your colourful dabbers and head to the Elks Lodge on Monday, February 1st for the Whitehorse Curling Clubs mini-giant bingo; the winner will take home $4,000.

Lace up the skates

It’s not too cold to get out and glide during lunch at the oval in Shipyard’s Park or at a teeny rink at MacBride Museum.