Events

January

09 Walking With Our Sisters art exhibit

Everyone is welcomed to attend the official opening of the Walking With Our Sisters art exhibit at noon on Friday at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.  The opening will begin with a Feeding the Fire ceremony outside, so dress accordingly.  Please stay after the opening for a free lunch buffet in the Heritage Café at the museum.

 

The exhibit continues at the Heritage Centre until January 24.  The hours are 10:30 am until 5 pm, except for Thursday until 8 pm and Mondays when the centre is closed.

 

For more information please contact Nola at 873-5509 or email nnallugiak@hotmail.com

Start Date:
Friday, January 9, 2015
End Date:
Friday, January 9, 2015
Time:
Noon
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact:
Nola
Contact Phone:
873-5509
E-mail Address:

10 Play X with Sunny Drake

Ticket price

Adult (Yellowknife): 
$30.00
Senior/Youth (Yellowknife): 
$18.00
Adult (Communities): : 
$25.00
Senior/Youth (Communities): : 
$15.00
Family Discount (Communities ONLY): : 
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Adult famiily price (2+ youth 4-17 years old, 1+ adults):: 
$15.00
Youth family price (2+ youth 4-17 years old, 1+ adults): : 
$10.00

Ever seen a drunk puppet?! Booze. Facebook. Sex. Carbs. Fess up: what’s your guilty pleasure?

After sold out shows in San Francisco, Australian Sunny Drake presents a magical, whimsical and honest look at addiction, grounded in LGBTQ experiences. Stunning stop motion animation and sharp live performance meld in this fast-paced one-man show.

36 years in the making, human critter Sunny Drake is a complex piece of art. He lives his creative escapades, is usually in the middle of an art in life experiment, and airs his embarrassing and tender internal world on stage. With inspiration from many creative and political movements, Sunny is largely self taught and has created his own unique style of multi-genre theatre, which he has been evolving since he was a teenage girl.

Sunny has performed in theatres, festivals, living-rooms, streets, work places, deserts, schools, universities, basements, backyards & conferences in Australia, the USA and Canada.

He was an artist in residence at the Garage Theatre in San Francisco in 2008 and has performed in the San Francisco International Arts Festival (2010), NACL Festival (2010), USA National Queer Arts Festival (2008, 2010 & 2012), the San Francisco Fringe Festival (2008), New Mardi Gras (Sydney 2009 & 2010), Midsumma (Melbourne 2009 & 2010), Metro Arts (Brisbane 2009), the Brisbane Festivals UNDER THE RADAR (2009) and Feast (Adelaide 2009 & 2010). Sunny was born and grew up on indigenous Jaggera-Turrabul land (Brisbane) and comes from English and Irish ancestry.

Sunny has over 15 years of professional experience in the arts and community sectors as a consultant, educator, facilitator, strategic planner and project manager, and has run over 250 workshops.

“Astounding multimedia and projection design... vibrant and imaginative independent theatre at its absolute best... As the audience left the theatre, everyone’s glasses were empty, our judgement purged, and our creative brains tickled. X is a show of invention and imagination” David Burton, Actor’s Green Room.

- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/play-x-sunny-drake#sthash.AGKuLo7T.dpuf

Start Date:
Saturday, January 10, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Community:
Where:
NACC

11 Walking With Our Sisters - Youth Workshops

Empowerment through the Arts Workshop - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm 

Youth - Elder Circle - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Music, Storytelling, Traditional Drumming and Games - 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm 

Please bring a bag lunch and a water bottle.

Start Date:
Sunday, January 11, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Time:
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact:
Nola Nallugiak
E-mail Address:

11 Advanced Salsa Dance Lessons

Looking for a unique and fun couples activity? Planning a trip to a Latin country and want to feel at ease dancing once you arrive? Interested in getting some good exercise and want to meet new people? If you have ever wanted to try your feet at salsa dancing, classes start again on January 12th and are now conveniently located downtown at the Top Knight!

 

BEYOND THE BASICS

Build your repetoire of root salsa dance moves that open a whole new world of improvisation!

SUNDAYS JAN 11-FEB 15 

Bella Dance Academy 7-8:30pm

Single $150 Couple $250

Social starts at 9pm

 

SOCIAL DANCES MONDAYS JAN 12 -FEB 16 @ Top Knight after 9pm

Not ready to commit to a class? Come join beginners and advanced dancers at a social. Everyone welcome!

 

Register by sending an e-mail to yksalsa@gmail.com with your contact details and a %50 deposit to hold your spot. 

Start Date:
Sunday, January 11, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Time:
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Bella Dance Academy
Contact:
Summer Meyer
E-mail Address:

12 Beginner Salsa Dance Lessons

Looking for a unique and fun couples activity? Planning a trip to a Latin country and want to feel at ease dancing once you arrive? Interested in getting some good exercise and want to meet new people? If you have ever wanted to try your feet at salsa dancing, classes start again on January 12th and are now conveniently located downtown at the Top Knight! 

 

BEGINNER SALSA LESSONS

Great for people who have never danced before, learn the basics in a relaxed atmosphere and among friends at the Top Knight. 

MONDAYS JAN 12 -FEB 16 7:30-9:00pm 

Single $150 Couple $250

 

SOCIAL DANCES MONDAYS JAN 12 -FEB 16 @ Top Knight after 9pm

Not ready to commit to a class? Come join beginners and advanced dancers at a social. Everyone welcome!

 

Register by sending an e-mail to yksalsa@gmail.com with your contact details and a %50 deposit to hold your spot. 

Start Date:
Monday, January 12, 2015
End Date:
Monday, February 16, 2015
Time:
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Bella Dance Academy
Contact:
Summer Meyer
E-mail Address:

13 Beginner Drawing Class

This class is just the beginning. The beginning of learning to see as an artist does!  We will be using traditional drawing tools, as well as technology in various forms.  This class is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts about drawing and to engage the student in a broad way with the medium.  The three Tuesdays will be skill development, with practice at home between classes.  The Saturday will allow us to use all the skills we have learned in a number of different drawings.

Start Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time:
Tuesdays Jan 13, 20 & 27 (7 -9pm) and Saturday 31 (9am -4 pm)
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
6 Bromley Drive
Contact Phone:
920.4290
E-mail Address:

15 Treasures of the Arctic Sky

Discover the wonders of the universe from your own backyard! James Pugsley of the Astronomy North Society is your guide for an out-of-this-world journey to nearby planets and galaxies. He will introduce the top 10 celestial treasures to observe in the NWT sky this spring! 

Perfect for skywatchers of all ages.

Start Date:
Thursday, January 15, 2015
End Date:
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time:
2 - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Contact Phone:
873-7551

16 Fundraiser Concert at the Top Knight Pub

$10 minimum donation

Invite your peoples

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All donations from this fundraiser will be submitted to the Deano Dei Trust Fund (daughter of Amanda Dei) and the Wally12Million Fund. We will also have a donation jar going around for the Amy O'Connor fund.

We have lost a couple key people from the Yellowknife music scene over the years; join us in a night to celebrate their lives and to help those in need.

Wally12Million Fund Info:
http://www.yellowknifecommunityfoundation.ca/html/_funds/26_wally12million.html

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Bands:

- Grey Gritt : Rock, Folk, Soul
https://greygritt.bandcamp.com/

- The Bushman - NT : Electro-Rock, Industrial, Looping
https://greygritt.bandcamp.com/

- Between Gigs : Acoustic, Punk
https://soundcloud.com/betweengigsmusic

- The Lonely Counsel : Rock, Blues 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt5WM214hnA

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DJ:

- PronoiaMusic
https://soundcloud.com/dj-pronoia

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Sound:

- PIDO Productions 
- Travis Mercredi / Outland Sound Design

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Special Thanks:

- Elaine and Thomas Girrior
- Yellowknife Community Foundation

Start Date:
Friday, January 16, 2015
End Date:
Friday, January 16, 2015
Time:
8 pm - 2 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Top Knight Pub
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-4041

17 Craig Cardiff Concert

Craig returns to the Top Knight Pub in Yellowknife for the first of 2 performances! Come out for a great night of music, dancing and fun!

Tickets $20 advance, $25 at door
Available at: http://www.agentless.ca/craigcardiff?dGlja2V0cz0zMjc3

Start Date:
Saturday, January 17, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time:
Doors open 8:00 pm, show starts 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Top Knight Pub

18 Pop-up Art Display

We all know that Yellowknife loves its public art. Come see a new outdoor installation that has popped up!

Walk or drive by 22 Trails End Crescent to check out a display of re-purposed traffic signs, with new graphics in a variety of vibrant colours.

These eye-catching signs are fun to view in the daytime, but they also dance with reflections at night!

Bring a flashlight to shine on these works, and watch the graphics reflect back at you just like a sign on the highway!

It’s Free! On display for a limited time during January.

Signs by Boris Atamanenko.

Installed by Susan Irving, Rosalie Scott and Boris Atamanenko.

More information: ephemeraguy@gmail.com

Start Date:
Sunday, January 18, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time:
All day until the end of January
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
22 Trail's End Crescent
Contact:
Boris Atamanenko
E-mail Address:

18 Walking With Our Sisters - Youth Workshops

Basic Beading Teach-in - 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Youth-Elder Circle - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Creating your Personal Vision Board - 2:30 am to 4:30 pm

Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Start Date:
Sunday, January 18, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time:
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact:
Nola Nallugiak
E-mail Address:

18 "Je Suis Charlie" International Worldwide Rally

Hi,
we are just people living in yellowkife whowere touched by the recent events in France. We would like to organize a gathering to show that, even at the other end of the World, we support Charlie Hebdo and we stand for freedom of speech.
The gathering will take place on Sunday 18th at 4pm in front of the town hall. 
Bring tea light candles and a sign Je suis Charlie/We are Charlie/Freedom of speech (or whatever message you want to deliver), or just a pen. We will take a picture and make a short video chanting Charlie or Freedom of speech (or both) or whatever message of peace you would like to sing. We will then march to the Maison Bleue where the AFCY kindly offered to host us. There, feel free to pay tribute with a poem, a song, a few words... There will also be pictures of Charlie Hebdo and I will be glad to explain the history of Charlie. I also offer to broadcast a few videos.
It would be nice to organize this in a festive atmosphere around a potluck. I will myself prepare two cakes (specialities of France). You can bring beverages but alcohol is not allowed on the AFCY premises.
Tell your friends, your colleagues, your neighbors (perhaps by sticking a sign Je suis/soutiens Charlie on your door?). We would like to do a big gathering and then, people can feel free to follow us or not to the Maison Bleue.
Thanks and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any comment, any ideas, or if you want to be part of the organization 

contact : facebook "yellowknife soutient charlie"
 

Start Date:
Sunday, January 18, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time:
4:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
City Hall
Contact:
Elise Davière
E-mail Address:

19 City of Yellowknife: 1st Annual Lantern Festival

The City of Yellowknife is excited to announce a new event taking place on the McMahon Frame Lake Trail.  The Lantern Festival, held from February 19 to 22, 2015, will feature homemade lanterns placed along the trail. 

In advance of the festival, the public is invited to several lantern making workshops which are offered free of charge.  All supplies to make tin can lanterns at the workshops are provided.

 

Sunday, Jan. 18

Fieldhouse lobby

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, Jan. 24

Weledeh/St. Pat’s gym lobby

in conjunction with the YKVA tournament

 

Saturday, Feb. 7

Multiplex lobby 

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Multiplex lobby

5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

 

The City is also partnering with AVENS - A Community for Seniors, the Kimberlite Career and Technical Centre and the Military Family Resource Centre to hold additional workshops with their clients.

The lanterns will be placed along the McMahon Frame Lake Trail on Thursday, February 19 and lit during evenings until Sunday, February 22.  Yellowknifers are invited to stroll along the trail each evening to view the decorative lanterns and enjoy the atmosphere.  The public is also invited to bring their own lanterns as well; however, for safety reasons, glass lanterns are discouraged.  

 “The McMahon Frame Lake Trail is one of the City’s iconic features. Hosting special events along the trail benefits everyone. Lanterns are a fantastic idea and will certainly be a fun decoration,” said Mayor Heyck.

Additional information the Lantern Festival, including instructions about how to make your own tin can lantern at home, can be found on the events calendar.

Start Date:
Monday, January 19, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time:
see event descriptions (For lantern-making workshops)
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
McMahon Frame Lake Trail
Contact:
Sandra Nielsen
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
E-mail Address:

24 Xiaoyu Liu in Yellowknife

Ticket price

Adult: 
$30.00
Senior/Youth: 
$18.00
Adults Discount for Season Pass Holders (Call Box Office): 
$20.00
Senior/ Youth Discount for Season Pass Holders (Call Box Office): 
$12.00

Born in Paris in 1997, Xiaoyu Liu moved with his family to Montreal at age 6 and began his piano studies the following year. In 2012 at the age of 15, Xiaoyu won the Grand Prize at the OSM Standard Life Competition (Canada) and the Silver Medal at the Cooper International Piano Competition (USA).

He has performed brilliantly as a soloist in Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States, with various orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, YOA Orchestra of the Americas, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil, Sinfonia de Lanaudières. He has performed and collaborated with conductors such as Kent Nagano, Jean-François Rivest, Nathan Brock, Jahja Ling, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Marc David, and Stéphane Laforest. His performances have been recorded and broadcast numerous times on CBC/ Radio-Canada.

“Liu can do the impeccable glitter, but his playing is more than pyrotechnics. It is powerful and polished and emanates from a disciplined mind.”

The Telegram Newspaper

In 2013, Xiaoyu made his debut recital at the Orford Arts Centre, Banff Centre for the Arts, and Place des Arts Recital Series in Montréal. In the next season, he will be performing at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, with the China National Centre for the Performing Arts orchestra (NCPA orchestra) at Koerner Hall in Toronto and in Beijing. At the same time, he is studying with Richard Raymond at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal.

Start Date:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Community:
Where:
NACC

24 Austin Family Fundraisers

YK1 schools and District Office staff are organizing a silent auction and turkey dinner fundraiser to help offset the medical costs incurred by the Austin family. 
YK1 District Office and YK1 schools have been collecting a variety of silent auction items which have been donated by many places in the city.
As well, Superintendent Metro Huculak will be preparing a homemade turkey dinner. Of course, all proceeds will be going to the family.
There will be activities for children, including a magic show; and The Lonely Counsel will be performing.

Tickets are $10 ea. or $40 for a family, and they can be purchased at any YK1 school, the District Office, Canadian Tire or at the door. 

Start Date:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time:
5 - 8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Sir John Franklin High School
Contact:
YK-1 District Office
Contact Phone:
766-5050
E-mail Address:

25 Classics On Stage Yellowknife Music at the Museum

Come in out of the cold and enjoy an hour of classical music to brighten a January afternoon,

featuring performances by COSY members and students of COSY members.

 

For more information contact classicsonstage@gmail.com 

Start Date:
Sunday, January 25, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Time:
3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

29 Beginner Acrylic Painting Class

We will be exploring and getting to know the acrylic paints in a practical fashion that will build confidence and a deeper understanding of the medium.  We will be exploring colour and learning to recognize the various properties of the paint.  This is crucial to future success when you are painting  on your own and really fun to learn too!  During the 6 hour Saturday session  you will work on two small paintings using your own mixed grey scale and a simple still life using complementary colours.

Start Date:
Thursday, January 29, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time:
Thursdays Jan 29, Feb 5 & 12 (7-9pm) and Saturday 14 (9am-4pm)
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
6 Bromley Drive
Contact Phone:
920.4290
E-mail Address:

30 Children's Festival of Silliness

In partnership with l'Association Franco-Culturelle de Yellowknife

January 30 - February 1 in Yellowknife

 

Dufflebag Theatre: Cinderella

In their refreshing adaptations of fairy tales and Shakespearean classics, DuffleBag Theatre invites audience members into the show to play the main parts! The resulting excitement and spontaneity creates hilarity for all and forms a perfect introduction to the classics. Since 1992, the nearly world-famous DuffleBag Theatre has wowed audiences of all ages. DuffleBag Theatre has become one of the most celebrated companies at festivals and schools across the country.

 

Clopin Lanouille & Monsieur Nono Bilingual show 

Two high energy clowns capable of all kinds of mischief and fun perform a circus production on the Saturday performance, and on  Sunday they will present their hilarious and not so smooth magic show. 100% clown stuff!  Clopin Lanouille and Monsieur NoNo have performed internationally and are the recipients of all kind of awards from children's festivals in North America.

 

The Legend of Sarila (feature film)

in partnership with Festival International du Film pour Enfants de MontrÉal

This is the story of a voyage of initiation in which three young Inuit go in search of Sarila, a promised land, hoping to save their clan from famine. It is also the story of a fight to the death between two shamans, the young Markussi who finds Sarila and the aged Croolik who feels that his power is threatened. 

 

BIG FUN ACTIVITY DAY  *SATURDAY JANUARY 31*

2:00pm Kid's Games and Activities: 

Bouncy Castle, Activity Stations with the Literacy Council, Face Painting, Balloon Making and More

3:30pm Miranda Currie: 

A local singer, storyteller and puppeteer will perform on the NACC lobby stage. Miranda has performed for children's groups accross Canada and written educational children's books on the outdoors. She is an outdoor enthusiast and educator! 

5:30pm Silly Dinner

(for all ticket holders): Complimentary hotdogs, chips, drinks and a cupcake making station, made fresh from the SJFH kitchen (yumm yumm)!

6:00pm Sylvain-Henri Simard  

Sylvain will offer a 45 minutes high energy bilingual show with singing, beatboxing, body percussion and dance.

 

Artist : MONDE À PART Artist, adventurer and teacher, Sylvain-Henri offers creative and dynamic songs. With his guitar and his iPad, Sylvain-Henri will present French songs about Northern Canada. Take a journey on the top of the world with polar bears and sled dogs! Also, the artist will present workshops in which the kids will learn to make beats with their bodies and their mouths! Often known as beatboxing, it is the art of making music with only one's mouth and without any musical

instruments (vocal percussions to simulate a drums). In a fun and colorful way, Sylvain-Henri uses onomatopoeia in French to create dynamic rhythms! 

Ticket price

Adult: 
$12.00
Senior/Youth: 
$10.00
All Tickets for the Film : 
$5.00

Start Date:
Friday, January 30, 2015
End Date:
Friday, January 30, 2015
Time:
see event website
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern arts and cultural centre
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
E-mail Address:
Website: