Events

May

May 01 Initiative for Indigenous Futures

Dechinta and WAMP have partnered with the Initiative for Indigenous Futures - an initiative to empower indigenous youth through digital media. Come to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Sunday morning to meet the people behind the project and get involved.

Start Date:
Sunday, May 1, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Time:
11:00
Community:
Where:
Prince of Whales Northern Heritage Centre

May 05 My Residential School Experience: Paintings by Robert Burke (exhibit opeining)

Fort Smith born artist, Robert Burke, uses bright colours in his show, “Residential School Experience”, to portray his personal journey and healing process. The exibit will have its grand opening May 5th from 7-8pm and will be on display until September 30.

 

Start Date:
Thursday, May 5, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time:
7 PM
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Whales Northern Heritage Centre

May 05 Ptarmigan Ptheatrics presents "Spamalot" on stage at NACC

If you are a Monty Python fan, or if you are just a fan of great big, funny, lots of singing and dancing, old fashioned Broadway-style shows, you will love Spamalot.

 

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchmen and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine.

 

Throughout the show, Arthur (Scott Williams), traveling with his servant Patsy (Haslan Escalante), recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere (Walter Orr), Sir Robin (Robin Williams), Sir Lancelot (Jeremy MacDonald) and Sir Galahad (Josh McGrath). Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake (Ada Elliott), Prince Herbert  (Terrence Leopoldo), Tim the Enchanter (Steve Lacey), Not Dead Fred (Eli Purchase), the Black Knight (Jesse Wheeler) and the Knights who say Ni.

 

Tickets available on line at www.naccnt.ca or phone 766-6101.

Start Date:
Thursday, May 5, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
766-6101
E-mail Address:
Website:

May 06 Mother's Day walk/run

The Yellowknife Multi-sport club is hosting its annual Mother's Day Run and Walk Sunday at the Ceremonial Circle behind JTFN headquarters. Children go first, followed by the adults with five-kilometre and 10-kilometre options.

Start Date:
Friday, May 6, 2016
End Date:
Friday, May 6, 2016
Time:
09:00
Community:
Where:
Ceremonial Circle

May 06 Heritage on display

Students from across the territory will be at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre on Friday for the NWT Heritage Fair Territorial Showcase. Students from grades 4 to 8 will showcase their projects. Judging will happen throughout the day.

Start Date:
Friday, May 6, 2016
End Date:
Friday, May 6, 2016
Time:
10:30 am
Community:
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

May 06 Indigenous character design

WAMP is hosting a workshop Friday evening at its studio on 49 Street. Customize your own avatar in Second-Life - a user-friendly virtual world, then take a portrait of them. No experience necessary but knowledge of video game controls and 3-D space is an asset.

Start Date:
Friday, May 6, 2016
End Date:
Friday, May 6, 2016
Time:
18:00-21:00
Community:
Where:
WAMP Office

May 06 Just say ni

Ptarmigan Pheatrics will present its rendition of the musical comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail on stage at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre Friday and Saturday evening.

Start Date:
Friday, May 6, 2016
End Date:
Friday, May 6, 2016
Time:
19:30
Community:
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

May 07 Church Sale

The Yellowknife United Church annual garage sale will be held at the Northern United Place on Saturday morning.

Start Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time:
08:00-11:00
Community:
Where:
Northern United Place

May 07 Spring Trade Show

The Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce is hosting its spring trade show Saturday and Sunday at the multiplex. Around 160 local and out-of-province businesses will be participating.

Start Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time:
May 7-8 10:00-17:00
Community:
Where:
Multiplex

May 07 Spring clean-up

The city-wide spring clean up begins this Saturday and runs through May 15. Motorists are asked to watch for participants along the roads and slow down as they pass.

Start Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time:
May 7-May 15
Community:
Where:

May 07 Global garage sale for a good cause

A fundraiser for Yellowknife's Syrian refugees will be held at SIr John Franklin High School on Saturday afternoon. Drop off items at the school gym on Friday. The event will feature a garage sale, bake sale and 50/50 raffle.

Start Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time:
13:00
Community:
Where:
Sir John Franklin High School

May 07 Gardening all year

Join Emily Roback in the library meeting room Saturday afternoon for a workship covering a variety of topics including: year-round gardening, healthy grocery shopping, back fitness and meditation photography.

Start Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time:
14:00-16:00
Community:
Where:
Library Meeting Room

May 07 Just say ni

Ptarmigan Pheatrics will present its rendition of the musical comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail on stage at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre Friday and Saturday evening.

Start Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time:
19:30
Community:
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

May 10 The Caribou Masquerade

As Carmen prepared to record her album of lyrical folk music and edgy, enchanting chamber music, she is presenting The Caribou Masquerade, a public concert of her folk songs. Playing on the beautiful grand piano at the museum cafe - admission is by donation as a fundraiser for the album. Some of these songs may end up on the album, and Carmen wants your thoughts on which ones should make the cut! Come with your ears and hearts open to music about the north, about love, loss, beauty, and curiosities. 

As part of the Masquerade, audience members are encouraged to wear northern elements sourced in the mysterious, the fantastical and the deep-rooted… 

This is the final concert in a series of spring performances by Carmen Braden featuring her folk music. If you want to hear Carmen’s latest chamber music piece - check out the James Ehnes show at NACC on May 19th.

Come to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre a few minutes early or stay a few minutes after to check out the amazing exhibits at the museum including the spell-binding Abraham Anghik Ruben sculptures or the brand-new Robert Burke exhibit of paintings.

Admission by donation. If you can’t make it to the concert but want to support the album, check out the Indiegogo campaign: https://igg.me/at/carmenbraden/x/13640573

Audience comments from recent house-concerts

"warm, close, intimate, eclectic, resonate and gentle"

"the songs tenderly blew dust from places in my heart I didn't realize needed it so badly"

“one moment I'm smiling, next I'm tearing up, and then I was laughing."

“a beautiful evening of music”

“I was blown away by your storytelling through song”

“sincere & quirky”

Start Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
Carmen Braden
Contact Phone:
445-8607
E-mail Address:

May 10 Yellowknife Music Festival

Yellowknife Music Festival 2016

Choral classes March 1&2*

All other classes April 22-30, 2016

Showcase concert 10th May, 7pm @ NACC

Open to musicians of all ages

Register by February 29th, 2016!

Syllabus & Application forms online now at www.ykmusicfestival.com

*(registration closed)

Start Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time:
7pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts & Cultural Centre

May 12 Yellowknife Public Library presents: Been There, Done That

Yellowknife Public Library’s Narrated Slideshow Series “Been There, Done That”: Gillian Dawe-Taylor presents Traveling in Wine Country (British Columbia, California, France, and Italy)

Start Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time:
7 - 8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library
Contact Phone:
867.669.3452
Website:

May 12 The Caribou Masquerade

An evening of original songs by Carmen Braden — a fundraiser for Carmen's upcoming album. Admission by donation.

Start Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time:
19:00
Community:
Where:
Prince of Whales Northern Heritage Centre

May 14 INDOOR GARAGE SALE

This annual event features over 120 tables of gently used goods and treasures under one roof!  Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please use care in the parking lot and bring cash, small change and a bag or two.

Start Date:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time:
8 am - 11:30 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiplex – Ed Jeske Arena
Contact:
Special Events Coordinator – City of Yellowknife
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676

May 14 Award-winning children’s book illustrator Geneviève Després at the Book Cellar

The Yellowknife Public Library and the Yellowknife Book Cellar are pleased to host award-winning children’s book illustrator Geneviève Després at the Yellowknife Book Cellar on Saturday, May 14 starting at 10:30 am. She will have her crayons and paint brushes, and her stories to share. Children ages 7 to 70 are welcome for this fun and interactive drawing workshop.

This workshop for all ages is held as part of TD Canadian Children's Book Week; the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children's books and the importance of reading. Over 28,000 children, teens, and adults participate in activities held in every province and territory across the country. Hundreds of schools, public libraries, bookstores, and community centres host events as part of this major literary festival.
 

Start Date:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time:
10:30 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Book Cellar
Contact:
Judith Drinnan
Contact Phone:
867-920-2220
E-mail Address:

May 14 Bienvenue Genevive Despres

Start Date:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time:
10:30
Community:
Where:

May 14 Romeo and Juliet Symphonie Dramatique

A mordern dance interpretation of a Shakespearean Classic

Performed by Cas Public, from Montreal, Quebec

Esteemed by fellow Quebecers and respected on the international stage!

 

6:30 Pre-show with Bella Dance Academy

 

Tickets:

Adult $30

Senior/Youth $18

 

Start Date:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time:
6:30 Pre-show, Feature at 7:30
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northen Arts and Culture Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
Website:

May 19 James Ehnes with pianist Andrew Armstrong

Fiddler James Ehnes will be performing a composition by Yellowknife's own, Carmen Braden. He will be perfoming with pianist Andrew Armstrong. James is a Grammy, JUNO and Gramophone award winner!

Start Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time:
7:30
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Website:

May 20 Youth night at Cornerstone

Every Friday night Cornerstone Pentecostal Church will be hosting a crosswalk youth night. COme out for games, food and fun.

Start Date:
Friday, May 20, 2016
End Date:
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time:
19:00
Community:
Where:
Cornerstone Pentecostal Church

May 20 Natasha Duchene, Andrea Bettger and Anne-Marie Guedon Album Release Concert

Natasha Duchene is a multi-disciplinary artist rooted in music, theatre and film. Joined by Andrea Bettger on violin and Anne-Marie Guedon on cello, she is launching her second album, "Kindred" on the NACC stage with a night of gorgeous music that will bring you to a place of magic and dreams. Inspired by stark and powerful landscapes and with projections of the same, she has entranced audiences from California to the sub-Arctic with her magical, dreamlike songs.

Ticket price

Tickets $20, buy tickets to 3 different MENTEE EVENTS and save $5 per ticket 
Show is approximately 90-mins in length, with a 15-min intermission.

Start Date:
Friday, May 20, 2016
End Date:
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
E-mail Address:

May 21 Jewelry Workshop

SavageSalvage Jewellery is hosting a musk-ox horn jewelry-making workshop Saturday at Mildred Hall School from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The workshop will cover how to cut and process raw muskox horn, dispose of cartilage, sand, polish and wire each piece into wearable art. Each attendee can make two earrings or one necklace. The event is a fundraiser for the Attawapiskat Kattawapiskak School.
 

Start Date:
Saturday, May 21, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time:
10 am - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Mildred Hall School

May 21 Parent and Child Yoga


Parents and children aged three to six are invited to the Luscious Life, 4910 50 Street, on Saturday at 1 p.m. for a workshop focusing on yoga-based games and tools to promote self-esteem and regulation.

Start Date:
Saturday, May 21, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time:
1 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Luscious Life

May 21 Intro to Beach Volleyball


Those interested in finding a beach volleyball partner or team should come to an introductory clinic Saturday at Fred Henne Territorial Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn to play the game or brush up on skills.
 

Start Date:
Saturday, May 21, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time:
1 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Fred Henne Territorial Park Beach
Contact Phone:
867-920-2472

May 21 Erebus & Terror

Tickets $20, buy tickets to 3 different MENTEE EVENTS and save $5 per ticket 
 

Show is approximately 90-mins in length, with a 15-min intermission.

 
STEVE WHITTAKER and BRYCE STYAN
Shipwreck Rock from Canada's Frigid Great White North

Erebus & Terror is a Canadian Indie Rock band from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Fronted by Singer-Songwriters' Bryce Styan and Steve Whittaker and now backed by local talents' Andrew Silke and Ike Saunders, the band established itself in 2009. Performing under the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun; they’ve been a yearly staple at Yellowknife’s Snow King Winter Festival and Folk on the Rocks. After producing a number of EP’s, they now have aspirations to take their act on the road. They’re first full-length album is currently in the works.

 

- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/nacc-mentee-series/steven-whittaker-bryce-styan-mentee-series#sthash.Mkp9LOH0.dpuf

Start Date:
Saturday, May 21, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time:
19:30
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
4701-52 Ave
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101

May 24 Daatleh unveils its new image and products

Caroline Lafontaine, soap artist, will present Daatleh's new image developed by Soaring Tortoise.  Daatleh offers high quality soaps, and other products made with natural ingredients collected in the TNO.

The 2016 soap collection will be for sale until 8 pm and as always, a portion of the profit will be donated to an educational program.

We are looking forward to have you join us!

The event is sponsored by

Association Franco-culturelle de Yellowknife

Start Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time:
5:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Francophone Blue House
Contact:
Caroline lafontaine

May 24 BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES ARRIVING IN YELLOWKNIFE

The volunteer group Yellowknifers Welcome Syrian Refugees has arranged a benefit concert being held on Tuesday, May 24, with all proceeds going to the groups currently working to bring Syrian refugees to Yellowknife.  The lively evening will include song, dance, music, stories, puppetry and poetry to show the struggle of refugees and to celebrate the welcome that Yellowknife will be offering. The event features musicians Double Treble, Drunken Forest and other talented Yellowknifers.

The evening will begin at 7:30pm at the Northern Arts and Culture Centre (NACC).  Tickets are $25 ($18 for students/seniors) and can be purchased online www.naccnt.ca.

 

About the group

Volunteers have mounted a community fundraising campaign with a goal set at $20,000 per refugee family.  The group meets bi-weekly to plan a series of engaging events for people and groups in Yellowknife. The fundraising group is planning a number of events over the coming months to meet this goal, beginning with the community concert. Further events will be announced as details become available.

 

About the refugees

Yellowknife has five groups that are preparing to receive families from Syria, with the possibility of more forming.  Two sponsor groups have been matched with families so far. The first family includes four boys ages 7, 9, 10 and 13. The second group has arranged a sponsorship agreement for a family with two young school-aged children; a boy and a girl. Three more groups have submitted applications but have not yet been matched with families.

Start Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
Suzette Montreuil
Contact Phone:
(867)445-6825
E-mail Address:

May 26 Maps and Mapping: A PechaKucha Night

Join the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) in the Museum Auditorium on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 7.00pm for an evening all about maps and mapping!

 

Maps are more than tools for navigation. They are rich historical and cultural objects that tell us something about how we see the world. There will be 8 snappy presentations that explore maps and mapping from different perspectives, including how to make a map; the politics of mapping; maps and cultural landscapes; sound mapping; and maps in literature.

 

The PechaKucha evening will also feature a mini-exhibit of maps and mapping paraphernalia from the Museum’s collection, including objects from the Dene Mapping Project and the Gwich’in Place Names Project.

 

What is a PechaKucha Night? It is a fun, laid-back gathering where people present and talk about a common topic using a digital slideshow presentation. Twenty slides are displayed for 20 seconds each, resulting in a concise, fast-paced presentation with an emphasis on storytelling.

 

Questions can be directed to Jess Dunkin, On the Land Programs Consultant at the NWTRPA (867.669.8376 | jdunkin@nwtrpa.org). More information about PechaKucha nights can be found at www.pechakucha.org.

Start Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time:
7 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact:
Jess Dunkin
Contact Phone:
867.669.8376
E-mail Address:

May 26 The Bushman NT

Live-Looping/Indigenous/Electro-Rock

With Guests

-Natasha Duchene

-Greg Hamann

-TJ Buggins

 

Visuals by:

-VjVjj

 

Lobby performance by:

Between Gigs

 

Tickets $20

buy 3 or more mentee events and save $5 per ticket

Start Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time:
7:30
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northen Arts and Culture Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
Website:

May 27 Sisters of the North

Sisters of the North is a dramatic retelling of the stories of six female Northerners representing different times and cultures of the NWT.

Starring Natalie Labossière, Ria Coleman and Tiffany Ayalik.

In English:
Friday, May 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 2:30 pm

En français :
Dimanche le 29 mai, 2016, 14 h 30

Start Date:
Friday, May 27, 2016
End Date:
Friday, May 27, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Where:

May 27 Going To Kansas City: A Film About Folk Music

A Film About Folk Music

 

Falling Tree Productions presents

Mary Caroline

Megan Nash

Tyler Gilbert

A film by Mary Caroline Cox

 

Following the movie, there will be a live performance by Mary Caroline, as well as stories from the road.

 

Tickets $20

buy 3 or more mentee events and save $5 per ticket

Start Date:
Friday, May 27, 2016
End Date:
Friday, May 27, 2016
Time:
7:30pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northen Arts and Culture Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
Website:

May 28 NWT Wellness Society Presents: Renew - Mindful Mama Wellness Retreat

Facilitated by Gaia Integrative Clinic practitioners: Dr. Wright, ND, Dr. Redvers, ND, Dr. Lehman, DC, Kaeleigh Brown, MScPT, Michelle Rees, MSc, CD(DONA)

 

Cost: $10. Space is limit so please register early: nwtwellnesssociety@gmail.com

Location: Collective Soul Space, 5102-50 Ave

Childcare: Details on childcare will be announced shortly

Start Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time:
1 pm - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Collective Soul Space

May 28 Leanne Goose: Stories & Songs of the Delta


Inuvik’s Leanne Goose sings with a velvet voice ranging from a soft whisper to broad shout, much like the northwinds of her Arctic home. Her daringly sassy approach to country/roots music proves that you can be well grounded and still reach the stars.


Tickets $20, buy tickets to 3 different MENTEE EVENTS and save $5 per ticket  - See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/nacc-mentee-series/leanne-goose-mentee-series#sthash.KvVXH0Fs.dpuf
 

Start Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
E-mail Address:
Website:

May 29 Sisters of the North (en francais)

Sisters of the North is a dramatic retelling of the stories of six female Northerners representing different times and cultures of the NWT.

Starring Natalie Labossière, Ria Coleman and Tiffany Ayalik.

In English:
Friday, May 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 2:30 pm

En français :
Dimanche le 29 mai, 2016, 14 h 30

Start Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Time:
2:30
Community:
Where:

May 29 Music at the Museum

The last two recitals this season, featuring COSY members, and students of COSY members.

Free admission

Presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife

Start Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Time:
3pm-4pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Whales Northern Heritage Centre
E-mail Address: