Events

March

Mar 01 Snowking Winter Festival

The Snowcastle becomes a month long celebration of community spirit, collaboration, innovation in the arts, entertainment for young and old and where the spirit of winter wonderment from all our collective childhood reigns supreme.

A winter wonderland is created on Yellowknife Bay where the Snowking and his talented, hardy northern helpers brave -30 over the course of 2 months to build a huge castle made entirely of snow and ice.  

On any given day, the Snowcastle might host a children's play, followed by an arts exhibit or a rock band, a film festival and finish the night off by transforming into a dance club.

The Festival is celebrating it's 22nd Year! We look forward to seeing you! 

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time:
Evening events happening all month; castle open to public Tues - Sun 12 pm to 5 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Bay
Contact:
Frida Frost, Festival Director
E-mail Address:

Mar 01 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Duffle Liners & Outer Slippers (for Mukluks or everyday wear)

$50, instruction & tools only, (bring your own supplies of duffle, thread & embroidery thread), maximum 6 people
Location: NUP, Room 214
Easy to make and easy to sew!! You will learn how to make two layers for your mukluks for winter: an inner sock, and an outer slipper.  Even if you don't have mukluks, these are great patterns for super comfy and warm winter socks and slippers. (And they look great either plain or decorated with ribbon, embroidery, etc.).  For class, you need to bring about .5 metre of duffle to start and matching thread. (You may need 1 metre total depending on size).  Approx. 4 skeins of embroidery thread will also be needed. NOTE: This class is a prerequisite for any mukluk class as you have to have duffle liners made before you can make mukluks. This is because you will need to fit your mukluks overtop of them. (Another Duffle Liner class is scheduled on Thurs. March 23).

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
End Date:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time:
6 - 10 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
NUP, Room 214
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address:

Mar 03 JAMmed studio presents Isa, A Show & Sale about Ice by Karen McKinley

This March in the spirit of the Snow Castle festival Karen McKinley is showing off her artistic photographs of ice at JAMmed studio.

Here is what Karen has to say about the work that will be on display:

Cold and ice has always fascinated me.
It's hypnotic being on the land in the grip of winter, where all you hear is your own heart beating and the only motion is the occasional breeze and your breath turning to frost on your face.
I named this show after the ancient Nordic practice of casting runes, which are stones carved with symbols to predict the future and communicate with the gods and forces of nature.
In runes the Isa symbol means stillness, or stasis. It was believed ice could trap energy and bring life to a standstill. It also represents focus. I've spent countless hours staring through my viewfinder waiting for the perfect moment, whether that be a change in light, angle or motion. In the split second it takes to hit the shutter there are long periods of patience and stillness leading up to it, just me and my subject.
Photography is about stopping time, freezing a moment into a physical memory. Not all of these images are about winter, they are about preservation of what I see around me so I can bring that perspective to you, and hopefully a greater understanding of the physical world around us.

Find out more about Karen and her photography by checking out her online gallery and shop, her Facebook page and/or her twitter account.

Start Date:
Friday, March 3, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time:
10 am - 5:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
JAMMed Studio
E-mail Address:

Mar 03 Astérix au musée - Astérix at the Museum

En ouverture du Festifilm jeunesse, l'Association franco-culturelle de Yellowknife, en partenariat avec le Festival international du film pour enfants de Montréal, présente:

"Astérix et le domaine des Dieux"

de Louis Clichy et Alexandre Astier (Métropole Film, 2014), d'après l'oeuvre de René Goscinny et Albert Uderzo.

Le vendredi 3 mars 2017, dès 18h, dans l'auditorium du Centre du patrimoine septentrional Prince-de-Galles.

GRATUIT pour toute la famille!!!!

Goûter et chocolat chaud offert avant la projection

Bande-annonce

 

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The Yellowknife French-Cutural Association, in partnership with the Montreal International Childern Film Festival (FIFEM), present :

"Astérix et le domaine des Dieux" (Asterix and the Mansion of Gods)

by Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier (Métropole Film, 2014), based on the comic book by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.

Friday March 3 2017,  6PM, at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

FREE for the whole family!!!!

Snack and hot chocolate offered before the screening

*** In French with English subtitles (CC) ***

Watch the trailer

Start Date:
Friday, March 3, 2017
End Date:
Friday, March 3, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Mar 03 Introducing March Painting Classes: Advanced Painting II Classes

Ages: This class is for adults who have taken a level I painting class or who are already skilled with art/painting (also 15-17-year-olds who are mature and are at an advanced level in art)

Price: $250 (one full day and three 3 hour sessions) includes materials. There will be an extra $50 charge if the student decides to use a large canvas for their final project.

Dates & Times: 6-9pm Friday March 3rd, 6-9pm Friday March 10th, 6-9pm Friday March 17th, 10am-3:30pm Sunday March 26th.

Location: YK Centre Mall (same mall as the grocery store), Lower level across from Gourmet Cup

Registration: you can find out more about the Advanced Painting II Classes and register by clicking here.

For the Advanced Painting II class we will be doing longer projects interspersed with some small ones that will enhance your abilities. The final project is of your choosing. I will give students a choice of a project or, If the students already have a project they always wanted to delve into using acrylic paint but didn't know how or have the time to approach it, this final project is an opportunity.

Start Date:
Friday, March 3, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time:
See event description for details
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
JAMmed Studio
E-mail Address:
Website:

Mar 04 Jimmy Rankin - Multi-Juno award winning legend

Jimmy Rankin

Jimmy Rankin has been playing music since his early teens, after joining his family in the internationally-acclaimed Rankin Family, which had received several awards and nominations at the JUNOs over the years. Rankin’s first major composition, Fare Thee Well Love, on the group’s 1992 album, was named number one on the AC charts, went quintuple platinum and in 2013 was voted the top East Coast song of all time by CBC listeners.

After Rankin branched off into his own  career, his track Follow Her Around was awarded the SOCAN Award for single of the year in 2001.

Twenty-five years into a career that has seen him embraced as one of Canada’s most beloved singer-songwriters and hit makers, with platinum albums and pretty much every award the nation hands out, Rankin has decided now is the time: On his new Back Road Paradise, you’ll hear him like never before, full-on country.

 

Joining Rankin on stage is James Bay singer Thelma Cheechoo. Much like Rankin himself, Cheechoo’s musical career began with her family, after joining the band the Cheechoo Family, who had toured James and Hudson Bay extensively since its creation in the mid-’80s.

While spending many of her younger years performing with her siblings, Cheechoo soon branched out to a solo career, having released her first independent album in the 1990s, which garnered attention across Canada and the U.S. It even had her opening for acts like Blue Rodeo and Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Cheechoo’s latest album Stay was nominated for Best Country CD at the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards.

Start Date:
Saturday, March 4, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
NACC
Contact:
NACC
Website:

Mar 04 Aurora Fiddle Society multi-instrumental workshop

This is one crazy spring workshop! AFS is pleased to be partnering with Snowking’s Winter Festival to bring the Lonesome Ace Stringband to Yellowknife! We will have classes for all levels of fiddle, as well as guitar and vocal classes! Lonesome Ace will be joined by Nellie Quinn (and her accompanist Chris Meredith!), Calvin Cairns, and Miriam Sonstenes.

And there’s more! AFS will be performing at the Snowking’s Castle on Sunday afternoon, March 5th! We will be sharing the stage with Lonesome Ace, Nellie & Chris, and the DoubleTreble Fiddlers for an all-afternoon fiddling extravaganza!  All members are strongly encouraged to get up on stage.

New to fiddling? 

We have a selection of fiddles for rent, and weekend rentals are free! Contact us for for info. (Fiddle rentals are limited and are first-come, first-serve.)

Workshop Classes & Schedule

Doors open at 8:30am on Saturday (1:00pm for afternoon classes). Morning classes begin at 9am.  On Saturday, lunch break is at 11:45am and afternoon classes start at 1:30pm and run to 4:30pm.  On Sunday, the workshop ends at 11:45am, and AFS will head to the Snowking's castle for a 12:30 performance.

Fiddle (First-time & Beginner):  First-time and Beginner YOUTH will be taught Saturday morning.  First-time and Beginner ADULTS will be taught Saturday afternoon.   ALL First-timers and Beginners  will join on Sunday morning.
Fiddle (Advanced & Intermediate): Classes are offered all day Saturday and Sunday morning. 
Vocals: Lonesome Ace's Max Heineman will be offering vocal lessons, exercises, tips and tricks all day Saturday and Sunday morning.  Drop in and stretch out your larnyx!
Guitar:  Beginner/Intermediate guitar will be taught Saturday morning.  Intermediate/Advanced guitar will be taught Saturday afternoon.  All levels of guitar will join on Sunday morning.

Note: Parents of first-time youth aged 7 and under must remain with their fiddler during class.

Start Date:
Saturday, March 4, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ecole Allain St. Cyr

Mar 04 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Mukluks – Basic Style (3 simple pattern pieces)

(Break from 12-1 pm-as room is being used during that time).
$85 (materials not included), tools and instructions supplied, maximum 6 people
Location:  NUP, Room 214
Learn to make a custom-fitted pair of mukluks or winter boots. We will start by making a custom pattern for you as every foot is unique. This style of mukluk is very simple as there are only 3 main pattern pieces. Please consult the website for detailed info on this class and on materials needed. Basic tools will be provided. Bring a lunch! (Reminder: You must already have at least one duffle liner and/or slipper done, in order to fit the boot overtop).

Start Date:
Saturday, March 4, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time:
10 am - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
NUP, Room 214
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address:

Mar 06 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Fitted Boxer Sealskin Mittens with Coyote Fur Trim

$200, all materials supplied, maximum 8 people
Location: NUP, Room 215 (Mar 6) & Room 214 (Mar 13)
Learn to work with sealskin fur to make a pair of boxer-style wrist mittens with a durable yet flexible suede/leather palm. This style is pleated to form a natural curved position to grasp things - great for working outdoors! This also means it is a bit more labour intensive, and you will learn a helpful technique to pleat the sealskin. You will also learn how to make a wool lining and to finish off the edge with coyote fur trim.  

Start Date:
Monday, March 6, 2017
End Date:
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time:
6:30 - 10 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
NUP, Room 215 (Mar 6) & Room 214 (Mar 13)
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address:

Mar 07 Northern Scene Series - Andrea Bettger

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.

 

ANDREA BETTGER

Andrea Bettger is a sought-after violinist and vocalist.  While completing her music degree in classical violin at the University of Toronto, she gained experience in playing jazz and bluegrass styles, as well as experimenting in the electric world of sounds on her instrument.  Her artistic versatility resulted in playing with well-known bands such as Wide Mouth Mason, The Rheostatics, Ron Sexsmith, and Jane Siberry.

Since moving to the Northwest Territories in 2003, Andrea has become heavily involved in the Northern-fiddling scene.  She has dedicated herself to researching, transcribing, teaching and playing fiddle tunes, with a particular interest in Metis approaches to writing.  Her efforts won her the honour of “Citizen of the Year” in 2007, and an invitation to represent the North as a fiddler at “NorthernScene” at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in 2013.  She has played with countless Northern artists both as a live performer and as a session musician.  Most recently, Andrea was selected as an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2016.

Andrea’s diverse musical background and experience has led her to write music that is heavily influenced by Northern Metis fiddling and jazz, gypsy and classical violin styles. The fusion of these approaches results in an exciting blend of toe-tapping material, complemented with meditative and heart-warming melodies.

Her committed and endlessly talented band, “The Soft Rock Minors," including Ben Russo on guitar, mandolin, and vocals, Pat Braden on Chapman stick, bass, and vocals, and Al Bee on percussion and vocals, joins Andrea on stage.  Long time friend Katarina Carthew will take part on piano and vocals, as well as fiddle friend through it all Zavallennahh Young as a special guest all the way from Salt Spring Island.

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
NACC
Contact:
NACC box office
E-mail Address:
Website:

Mar 08 Introducing March Painting Classes: Painting I Classes

Ages: Adult and older teens 15-17-years-old who are mature and interested in art - beginner or experienced are welcome.

Price: $250 (one full day and three 3 hour sessions) includes materials

Dates & Times: 6-9pm Wednesday March 8th, 6-9pm Wednesday March 15th, 6-9pm Wednesday March 22nd, 10am - 3:30pm Sunday April 2nd.

Location: YK Centre Mall (same mall as the grocery store), Lower level across from Gourmet Cup

This course is designed to find what really appeals to each individual. The classes will cover: colour theory, tone using paint, composition, different techniques, and styles, and use of shadows. In the end the student will come away with a completed 16x20” art piece and many other 8x10" projects which will have helped them to understand more thoroughly about painting and their inner artistic voice. 

Registration: you can find out more about the March Painting I classes and register for them by clicking here.

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time:
See event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
JAMmed Studio
Contact:
Jessica A. McVicker
E-mail Address:
Website:

Mar 09 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Beaded Uppers (or Earrings) using Brickstitch

$50 all supplies included, maximum 6 people
Learn the versatile technique called brickstitch using Japanese glass delica beads.  This stitch is often used in jewelry but also allows you to make great decorative pieces which you can sew onto uppers, mittens, clothing, bracelets, etc.  More than a dozen original beautiful patterns provided, as well as brickstitch chart paper for those who like to design their own.  Your brickstitch work can be sewn onto beautiful genuine smoke-tanned moosehide uppers for an additional $50, or buckskin $25 or stroud $10. All materials provided to make two identical brickstitch diamonds, each two inches long. (This technique is easier than couching and gives a consistent finish.)  Brickstitch is commonly used in making earrings, and if you prefer to make earrings, earring wires will be included.

Start Date:
Thursday, March 9, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time:
6 - 10:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place, Room 214
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address:

Mar 10 The Power Of Ideas Tour Is Coming To You!

Power of Ideas Exhibition

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation from Perimeter Institute, youth and families take a fun hands-on approach to engaging in the process of science.

From delving into two of the world’s largest science experiments to exploring changing ideas about our universe, this immersive experience fosters curiosity and a better understanding of how we investigate our world. 

Travelling to schools and science centres across the country, the Power of Ideas Exhibition also includes an interactive presentation for youth that draws on stories of Canada’s past to inspire the innovator in all of us.

Actua's Maker Mobile

Actua’s Maker Mobile is a moving maker space packed with exciting, cutting-edge technology that encourages youth to experiment and build with hands-on learning.

Actua’s Maker Mobile team will be delivering interactive workshops, where youth will have the unique opportunity to learn how to create and prototype using design software, and watch their inventions come to life with 3D printers and laser cutters.

Throughout their Maker Mobile experience youth will learn skills and gain the confidence they need to be the problem solvers and entrepreneurs for the future.

Start Date:
Friday, March 10, 2017
End Date:
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time:
9 am - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ecole St Patrick High School
Contact:
Thana Rahim
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-4888
E-mail Address:

Mar 10 Neon Steve at the Snow Castle

NWT Creative Collective will be pumping the bass tonight at the snow castle with Neon Steve. According to his website, the Victoria, B.C. based DJ has earned a reputation for high energy sets that blend musical genres.

Start Date:
Friday, March 10, 2017
End Date:
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time:
20:00
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 11 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Thumbhole Wrist Mittens

$250 sheared beaver, all supplies included, maximum 6 people

Location:  NUP, Room 215

Learn how to make a custom-fitted thumbhole mitten using luxurious sheared beaver as a liner.  These are the warmest and softest mittens you will ever own! Great for -40C or if you have poor circulation.  These two-layer wrist mittens will be fitted to your hand and finished with a suede outer mitten decorated with designer ribbon. This simple two-piece mitten pattern is ideal for heavier materials such as furs and shearling. This is my best-selling mitten! Bring a lunch!

Start Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time:
10 am - 6:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place, Room 215
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address:

Mar 11 An Afternoon of African Dance

An Afternoon of African Dance: Best known for performing at President Obama's African Inaugural Ball, enjoy 45 minutes with the Maritime Centre for African Dance with live traditional and modern African dance. This workshop is in partnership with the Yellowknife Public Library, and is open to ages 4 and up! Guaranteed to keep you moving while learning about African Culture! Please register by March 3rd by calling 920-5642. Capped at 40 participants. No fee.

Start Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time:
2 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Phone:
920-5642

Mar 11 NWT SPCA 5th Annual Diamond Dessert Gala

The NWT SPCA is proud to bring you our 5th Annual Diamond Dessert Gala, "Luck of the Irish"! Please join us Saturday, March 11 at the Chateau Nova for a beautiful evening you won't forget! The NWT SPCA promises a night like no other with food and drinks, live and silent auctions, our coveted dessert auction, wonderful Irish entertainment, music and traditional Celtic games!

Electronic tickets are available on Eventbrite at https://nwtspcayk.eventbrite.ca/
 and physical tickets are available from Dana at Sutherlands Drugs.
This event is for 19+. No minors allowed.
 

Start Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Chateau Nova

Mar 11 The Fiddle Cats and Drunken Forest Fundraiser Concert

Yellowknife's own Fiddle Cats invite you to join them for a night of toe-tappin' fiddle music.  This group of youth fiddlers have been  working on some great new tunes , so come out and support this group of talented kids! Following the Fiddle Cats will be Drunken Forest, a well know Yellowknife band whose rootsy eclectic tunes will have you up on the dance floor.    This Family Friendly event is open for those aged 0-99 and kids under 19yrs can stay until 9:30pm.  Email aurorafiddle@gmail.com for tickets.

Start Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Top Knight Pub
E-mail Address:

Mar 12 Hot Brunch in a Cold Venue

Royal breakfast is served Sunday morning with the Association franco-culturelle de Yellowknife's Sugar Shack Brunch. In the afternoon there is a whole platter of fun being served with Peek-A-Boo Kazoo, Bem Gelada, Darin Woodbury and Rebels without Applause.

Start Date:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Time:
10:00-11:30 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 14 YWCA NWT Badass Women of the North: Looking Back, Moving Forward

“This event showcases a selection of incredible women currently living in the NWT, giving guests a chance to learn from their stories. This is an interactive event. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and have conversations as we learn from the past in order to build the Canada in which we want to live. 

This is an all-ages event and light-refreshments will be provided!” There is no admission.

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time:
6 - 8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Quality Inn & Suites
Contact:
Amanda Kanbari
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-2777x 313
E-mail Address:

Mar 14 Frostbike: Winter Cycling with Guest Speaker Tom Babin

The bicycle is fast becoming a ubiquitous form of transportation in cities all over the world, making our urban spaces more efficient, more livable and healthier. But many of those bicycles disappear into basements and garages when the warm months end, parked there by owners fearful of the cold, snow and ice that winter brings. But does it have to be that way? Tom Babin doesn't think so!
Join guest speaker Tom Babin who will be talking about winter cycling on Tues. March 14, 2017 at the Snowking Castle at 7:00pm. Admission is FREE.
After the presentation participants are invited to join in on a group night ride tour on the Dettah Ice Road. It will finish at the Woodyard Pub. For more details about the ride check borealisbiketours-unlimited.com.
 

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle
Contact Phone:
873-6019
E-mail Address:

Mar 14 NACC presents: Caroline Cox and Natasha Duchene

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre presents its latest performers as part of the Northern Scene Series.

Come watch multi-disciplinary performers Natasha Duchene and Caroline Cox perform a night of music, storytelling and talk about Caroline’s documentary series, Wild Kitchen.

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC box office
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-4950
E-mail Address:

Mar 15 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Beaded Baby Booties in White Deerhide

$60, all supplies included, maximum 8 people
Location:  NUP, Room 214
Learn how to do the kind of beadwork you see up north on moccasins and jackets, called couching. Learn a simple single needle technique and how to do decorative edgebeading.  This baby booty pattern is very simple and versatile and can be used with any material.    Copies of the pattern in 3 sizes are included with the class.The material used for this class will be white deerhide.

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
End Date:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time:
6:30 - 10 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place, Room 214
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address:

Mar 15 Wild Kitchen Launch and Quantum Tangle Performance at NACC

Wild Kitchen will be holding a website launch and public screening on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at NACC in partnership with NorthwesTel Community TV

Wild Kitchen is a 3 episode documentary series, hosted by Tiffany Ayalik, that meets people from around the North who are practicing land-based skills. The crew is made up of film professionals from around the NWT, including Yellowknife, the Dehcho and Hay River.

Wednesday's event will give fans a look at the new website, and show the ways they can also share their favourite wild food recipes. An episode will then be screened followed by an intermission, where audience members can enjoy tea and bannock.

Juno-nominated Quantum Tangle will then perform a set before they head off on their first European Tour.
Cost:  The cost for this event is only $20 and tickets are selling fast on the NACC box office website.

 

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
End Date:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC box office
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-4950
E-mail Address:

Mar 16 YKACL Yay! Fusion Tour of the SPCA

Members of the YKACL  Yay Fusion! Teen Group are touring the NWT SPCA in March.

The Yay Fusion! Teen Group is scheduled to gather at the Abe Miller Building at 4912 53 St at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 16, before heading over to the NWT SPCA together.

Yay Fusion! is an inclusive youth group. We meet twice per month to have fun and socialize with peers. Designed for teens aged 13-18 with or without special needs.

Please RSVP to Michael at inclusion2@ykacl.ca

Start Date:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time:
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller Building
Contact:
Michael
E-mail Address:

Mar 17 Johnny Rex at the Snow Castle

The descendent of a family that came north in 1939, Johnny Rex explores his family roots in Yellowknife. From the back door of the Rex Café, generations later we hear songs about his family’s struggle to survive in the northern frontier. Images from another time emerge as lyrics tell of Louis and Agatha Lessard’s struggles, triumphs and sorrows as they support and raise their family in early Yellowknife.

Start Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017
End Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time:
1 pm - 1:50 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle
Website:

Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day at Shout

Dance the night away with great top 40 mixed with Irish music throughout the evening. Wanna get your jig on?
SHOUT is the place to be!

We`ll be offering door prizes all night long, with a chance to Chase the Rainbow and win SHOUT's pot of gold and other prizes (no purchase required).

Green Beer
Irish Shooters
Green Martini`s

Feel free to dress Irish-like to enter the Best Dressed Irish Contest and win even more prizes!

Green, Green, Green

Start Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017
End Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time:
8 pm - 2 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Twist & Shout
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-3753

Mar 17 Winter Roots at the Snow Castle

Ted & Gus Miltenburger


As soon as they could walk, brothers Gus and Ted Miltenberger have been belting out songs of heartbreak and loneliness. Masterful musicians, you’ll catch them providing the beat to latenight two-steps and waltzes on summer nights at the Gold Range.  We’re pleased to welcome these fine Yellowknife gents to our snow stage.

Old Man Luedecke

You can hear the listening on Old Man Luedecke’s new album, Domestic Eccentric. You can hear the cabin in the snowy Nova Scotia woods where it was recorded. On their third collaboration, you can hear the beautiful conversation between Old Man Luedecke and Tim O’Brien, two like-minded artists in love with folk and roots music, playing at the height of their powers.

"You can't fake a work of heart," Luedecke sings in "The Girl in the Pearl Earring," the second song on Domestic Eccentric, and the assured confidence of that line, the assertion of a straightforward truth, is the guiding principle behind the entire album. Old Man Luedecke is the real thing, a modern-day people's poet and traveling bard and balladeer. He’s played around the world to a loving and increasing fan base, and won two Juno awards in the process. Tim O’Brien is a multiple Grammy Award-winning roots multi-instrumentalist whose solo work and collaborations have made him one of the most respected American players working today. The two last worked together on Luedecke’s 2012 release, Tender is the Night, which was nominated for a JUNO Award and won Album of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards.

Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ctMq1ha5U4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdxWjsyA5Ks

Start Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017
End Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time:
9 pm - 11:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle
E-mail Address:

Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day

Come drink some beer, listen to great music and have a wonderful time listening to the most un-Irish band in the NWT.

Priscilla's Revenge
NWT's premier Blues Rock band. With three albums to their credit, this trio writes and performs their original music their way. Featured on Arctic Air!
 

Start Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017
End Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time:
9 pm - 1 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
The Cellar Bar and Grill
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-7819

Mar 18 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Inset Sealskin Gauntlet Mittens

$250, all supplies included, maximum 6 people
Location: NUP, Room 214
Learn how to make a pair of sealskin gauntlet mittens with a simple inset pattern. Gauntlets are a longer style of mittten which go over top of the cuff of your coat so there is no gap at the wrist for cold air to get in.  The longer style also keeps more of your arm warm (and generally requires twice as much material as a wrist mitten). The mitten will be custom-fitted to your hand and lined with warm wool stroud and trimmed with leather.  At the same time, you will learn the technique of insetting a different colour of sealskin into your pair of mittens using a simple shape, like a diamond. Bring a lunch!

Start Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time:
10 am - 5 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place, Room 214
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address:

Mar 18 Burn on the Bay: Red Hot Art!

Burn on the Bay is gearing up for its 5th artful bonfire at Long John Jamboree and we're inviting you to make burnable pieces of art with us. Works will be incorporated into this year's sculpture, Synergy, and displayed for a week on Great Slave Lake before going up in flames. 

 

Come for as little or as much time as you would like. All ages and skill levels are welcome to attend, some tools and materials will be supplied. Indoor and outdoor space is available, so dress warm if you plan on working outside.

 

When: Saturday, March 18th from 10:30am-2pm

What to Bring: Non-toxic materials that are safe to burn (wood, non-glossy paper, cardboard, etc.)

 

Please email mykajones@gmail.com with any questions and to discover where you can find us the day of...it's a secret!

Start Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time:
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Secret - contact organizers to find out more
E-mail Address:

Mar 18 Frosty Children's Theater at the Snow Castle

Eight years this crew has been performing children's plays at the Snowcastle. The plays are inspired by local animals and pets. These include Gus and Pogo go to the Vet, Ptarmiagns, Yard Dogs, Bug Off, Oddy the Hare and a brand new play this year Tots MaGoats. 

Start Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time:
12:30 - 1 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle
Website:

Mar 18 Ice Caves Walk


We will meet at 1pm at the Wildcat Cafe and strike out across Back Bay to visit Yellowknife's beautiful Ice Caves!
This event will take about 2 hours, including time to explore and admire the ice formations.
 

Start Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time:
1 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Wildcat Cafe
Contact Phone:
873-6019
E-mail Address:

Mar 18 Ryan McCord at the Snow Castle

Ryan McCord first picked up the guitar shortly after arriving in Yellowknife, NWT, ten years ago.  Originally from Peterborough, Ontario, his move north coincided with a deepening appreciation of country, folk and traditional music. He’s spent countless evenings around campfires and Old Town shacks, singing, playing and drinking whatever comes around.  These days, he’s playing more than eve and writing new songs while humbly maintaining his day job as a window cleaner.

Video: https://vimeo.com/103836724

Start Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time:
2 - 2:45 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle
Website:

Mar 18 Legendary Great Slake Lake Creature Inspires Winter YK ARCC Project

SubARCCtic V Spring Residency

For immediate release

LEGENDARY GREAT SLAVE LAKE MONSTER INSPIRES WINTER YKARCC PROJECT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, LESLIE LEONG

MARCH 12, 2017 – YELLOWKNIFE – The Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre (YK ARCC)
welcomes artist Leslie Leong back to the NWT for their SubARCCtic V Spring Artist Residency. 

‘Ascuvus’ Great Slave Lake Creature: An Art-build Project

2017 marks the fifth year that the YK ARCC has hosted the SubARCCtic program as a unique exhibition opportunity nestled into Yellowknife Bay. The SubARCCtic exhibit typically lasts 1-2 weeks during the month-long Snowcastle Festival in March in Yellowknife, NWT. 

For 2017,  YK ARCC has expanded the exhibition programming to include a residency opportunity in advance of the exhibit. The SubARCCtic V Spring Residency aims to engage the artist with the community to collaboratively create the proposed large wood sculpture; ‘Ascuvus’ Great Slave Lake Creature.

The artist, Leslie Leong, was influenced by collaboration with school students in Yellowknife and N’Dilo. Students were asked to write and describe what the proposed creature would look like. The name for the creature, ‘Ascuvus’, was a suggestion from the Grade 4 class at Range Lake School. From the students imaginative stories, Leslie was inspired to create a three dimensional wood sculpture design.

“I am excited about the possibility of creating this sculptural project with a community of fellow Northerners because I have an obsessive drive to create and I love working with people. I am an ex-NWT resident, and artist now living in the Yukon. I work in a wide range of mediums, with a focus on reclaimed, recycled materials and consequently unorthodox techniques.”

While the intent of the installation is that it be enjoyed by citizens and visitors to Yellowknife, the project organizers hope that this temporary project will also spark future conversations within the Yellowknife community around community based engagement and collaboration. 

About Leslie Leong:

My art practice began in photography and ceramics over 35 years ago. Today I employ a variety of expressive forms often using unorthodox materials, forcing me to adopt non-traditional techniques. This results in a more open-ended process, sending me on a journey of enquiry and exploration. You may also know Leslie as the creator of the iconic book ‘Canada’s Northwest Territories, A Land of Diversity’.
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/67965214@N08/8099087543/)

Public engagement:

The NWT public and visitors from outside the territory are enthusiastically invited to participate in the collaborative nature of the project. The artist welcomes creators of all ages to visit the build sites and help in constructing the recycled wood sculpture project. Teachers or any large groups, please contact the program coordinator to book a 1 hour artist visit and tour of the sculpture.

Build sites:
Down to Earth Gallery, 5007 Bryson Dr. Yellowknife, NT.
Burn on the Bay Site - Yellowknife Bay (after March 19th)

Artist run hours:
March 11 to 22, 2017
11am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, Down to Earth Gallery
Additional hours will be posted to the YK ARCC Facebook page

Start Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time:
4 - 5 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle (Artist Talk)
Contact:
Nigit’stil Norbert
Contact Phone:
(867) 446-1763
E-mail Address:
Website:

Mar 19 Snow Castle Craft Sale

Beautiful local beadwork, jewelry, artwork, needle-felting, quilting, toys, snacks, mukluks, moccasins & WARM FURRY MITTENS for sale!

Great selection of local and Aboriginal arts & crafts! This is a wonderful place to pick up some beautiful crafts & winter gear. Meet the friendly craftspeople of the North & visit with talented local vendors as you explore this year's fabulous Snow Castle, out on the lake in Old Town! (Bring Cash!)

Start Date:
Sunday, March 19, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Time:
5
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 21 Michelle Minke at the Snow Castle

In demand as an exciting performer, an inspirational speaker, and a unique coach, Michelle is a triple-threat soprano. Delightfully ruffling the feathers of tradition, Michelle adapts the classics for a modern audience in her own unique fashion. As an inspirational presenter, Michelle pairs song with a powerful story of optimism and perseverance. Coaching individuals, small groups or large, Michelle brings clients new skills to overcome barriers to speaking publically, making impactful presentations or commanding the room.

Michelle has been named as one of Calgary’s Top 40-Under-40 by Avenue Magazine, and was a recipient of the Mayor's Enbridge Emerging Artist Award for her commitment to the arts community of Calgary. Her many standout performances in Calgary include her role as Edith in “Pirates of Penzance” with Calgary Opera at Opera in the Village, and as the high-flying soprano in the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show. Michelle is a graduate of Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Program.

Upcoming appearances for Michelle include Calgary Opera’s The Magic Flute and performing in Beethoven’s 9th with the Calgary Civic Symphony.

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time:
12:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle
Contact Phone:
867-444-9137
E-mail Address:

Mar 21 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Inset Sealskin Baby Booties with Fur Trim

$65, all supplies included, maximum 8 people 
Location:  NUP, Room 215
Learn the simple technique of insetting different colours of sealskin into a pair of baby booties. You will use a simple diamond shape to inset with white sealskin and trim with fur trim.  This simple booty pattern is very versatile and can be made out of fur, hide or fabric, plus it’s nice and simple to sew!

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time:
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place, Room 215
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address:

Mar 21 Erebus and Terror and Leanne Goose (Northern Scene Series)

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.
Erebus and Terror
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' Sean Robson and Jeremy Sears, 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.

LEANNE GOOSE

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.

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC box office
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-4950
E-mail Address:
Website:

Mar 22 March Break Madness at the Yellowknife Public Library

March Break Movie Matinees

Bring your snacks and a picnic blanket to the library meeting room for these family friendly films:

March 22, 1:30 - 3:30 pm: Zootopia (Rated PG)
March 29, 1:30 - 3:30 pm: The Secret Life of Pets (Rated PG)
 

Teens aged 13 - 16 are invited to Teen Movie Night. There will be prizes and snacks available
March 22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Ghostbusters (Rated PG-13)

No Admission fee or registration. Parents or caregivers asked to accompany children.

March Break Family Board Games
 

We'll supply board games, but feel free to bring your own. We encourage you to find another family to challenge! Library meeting room, no admission fees or registration.

March 24th 1:30 - 3:30 pm

March 31st 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
End Date:
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time:
See event description for details
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Phone:
920-5642

Mar 23 The Aurora Experience in Yellowknife - Bill Braden Book Launch

The awesome beauty of the aurora borealis and life in vibrant Yellowknife are captured in this new book by writer/photographer Bill Braden. AURORA UP! tells of the Aurora's legends and science, plus the experience of visiting and living in Yellowknife - the best place in the whole world to see it!

100 pages, 118 photos, 9X9" $23.95

Bill will be signing at:

Snowking Castle - Thursday, March 23rd, 12 - 3 pm

Long John Jamboree - Friday to Saturday, March 24-25th, 12 - 4 pm

Northern Frontier Visitors' Centre - Saturday, April 1st - 2 - 4 pm

The Yellowknife Book Cellar - Sunday, April 2nd - 2 - 4 pm

 

Also available online at www.billbradenphoto.com

Start Date:
Thursday, March 23, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time:
See event description for details
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Various, see event description for details
Contact:
Bill Braden
E-mail Address:

Mar 23 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Duffle Liners & Outer Slippers (for Mukluks or everyday wear)

$50, instruction & tools only, (bring your own supplies of duffle, thread & embroidery thread), maximum 6 people
Location: NUP, Room 210
Easy to make and easy to sew!! You will learn how to make two layers for your mukluks for winter: an inner sock, and an outer slipper.  Even if you don't have mukluks, these are great patterns for super comfy and warm winter socks and slippers. (And they look great either plain or decorated with ribbon, embroidery, etc.). For class, you need to bring about .5 metre of duffle to start and matching thread. (You may need 1 metre total depending on size).  Approx. 4 skeins of embroidery thread will also be needed.. NOTE: This class is a prerequisite for any mukluk class as you have to have duffle liners made before you can make mukluks. This is because you will need to fit your mukluks overtop of them.  (Another Duffle Liner class is scheduled on Wed. March 1).

Start Date:
Thursday, March 23, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time:
6 - 10 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place, Room 210
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address:

Mar 24 Long John Jamboree

Every year when the snow begins to melt, the residents of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories take time to reflect on the ingenuity and toughness that got us through the winter.

First among our survival tools is the humble long john – thermal underwear that serves as a Yellowknifer’s second skin during the long, cold winter months. We owe much to our long johns. Fortunately, we now have a chance to thank them properly every year.

Join us at the annual Long John Jamboree as we gather on the ice of Yellowknife Bay to participate in our favourite winter activities, share in some laughs, and revel in having once again prevailed over the snow and ice.

Start Date:
Friday, March 24, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time:
Events happening all weekend, see event website for details
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Bay
E-mail Address:

Mar 24 City Flightseeing tours by Summit Air at the Long John Jamboree

You can take to the skies at this year's Long John Jamboree, with flightseeing tours by Helicopter or Twin Otter being offered by Summit Air every day of the festival. Flights will run from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Friday, March 24th, and from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Flights by Twin Otter are 20 minutes long, and are $40 for adults and $30 for kids, while flights by Helicopter are 8 minutes long and will be $45 per seat. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult on all flights. You can book a flightseeing tour in advance by contacting Summit Air, either at their hangar on 27th Dickins Street (near the Yellowknife Airport) or at the Summit Air tent at the Long John Jamboree.

Start Date:
Friday, March 24, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time:
See event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Long John Jamboree site, Yellowknife Bay
Contact:
Jodi Larkin
Contact Phone:
867 873-4464

Mar 24 The River Jacks at the Snow Castle

The River Jacks (Calgary, AB) prevalent punk rock roots make you want to raise your pint and look back on the days when there was no such thing as an early night and certainly no morning meetings. There was just music that made you want to put your arm around the person beside you and sing along until sunrise. Perhaps this warm fuzzy feeling is partially due to the fact that the gentlemen of River Jacks are from bands that we used to share those fleeting moments with. 

https://riverjacks.bandcamp.com 

Start Date:
Friday, March 24, 2017
End Date:
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time:
10 pm - 11:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 24 YKACL Young Adults Group are touring the NWT SPCA in March.

YKACL Young Adults Group  are touring the NWT SPCA in March.

The Young Adults Group is scheduled to gather at the Abe Miller Building at 4912 53 St at 6:30pm on Friday, March 24, before heading over to the NWT SPCA together.

YKACL Young Adults is an inclusive youth group. We meet twice per month to have fun and socialize with peers. Designed for youth aged 19-30 with or without special needs.

Please RSVP to Michael at inclusion2@ykacl.ca

Start Date:
Friday, March 24, 2017
End Date:
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller Building
Contact:
Michael
E-mail Address:

Mar 24 Crook the Kid at the Snow Castle

Dylan CTK Jones (Crook the Kid) is a hip hop artist and story teller from Yellowknife, NT. Born and raised in the Canadian Arctic, he has developed a passion for the culture and preservation of his home, the North. Growing up in the isolated northern community of Fort Good Hope, NT, Dylan has taken the role of being a voice for the hardship and beauty of a more rugged way of life. Signed at 21 by indie record label Midwest Productions and Entertainment (MWP), he has performed at over 30 stage performances throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Now an independent artist, Dylan brings his Métis culture and love of home to a broader audience, while touching on the preservation and current social destruction of both.

 

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meqmkjJP_Nw

Start Date:
Friday, March 24, 2017
End Date:
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time:
9 pm - 10 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 25 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Moosehide Mukluks - Moccasin Style

​$350, ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED, maximum 6 people 
Saturday Location:  NUP, Room 215
Learn the construction techniques to make a pair of local-style mukluks in the moccasin style. Using commercial moosehide you will construct a lower moccasin-style vamp along with a boot shaft, casing and beaver fur trim along the top.  (Boot height will be below the knee). A custom-fitted pattern will be created especially for your feet. Remember to bring your duffle liner!  If you have a beaded upper, then also bring your uppers to class. And bring a lunch! (This is the first time I am offering a mukluk class with all supplies included!)

Start Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time:
10 am - 6 pm (March 25), 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (March 26)
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place, Room 215
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address:

Mar 25 YKDFN Craft Sale and Stew at the Snow Castle

Yellowknives Dene First Nation members will be selling a variety crafts as well as stew and bannock. 

Start Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
12 pm - 5:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 25 CBC hosts Family Afternoon at the Castle

Join CBC North meteorologist Ashley Brauweiler on Saturday, March 25 from 12:30 - 4:00pm for live music in the castle and spin our prize wheel for a chance to take home some great prizes!

Start Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 25 Libby Catling's Book Launch

Libby Catling book launch, ‘The Sum of All Our Parts’ about her life living in the bush in Reliance, NWT

Start Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
12:30 - 1:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 25 Eric the Juggler at the Snow Castle

Back my popular demand, Eric the Juggler (Thunder Bay, On) has been performing and giving lessons as a juggler and entertainer since 2005. His company, CirqueWorks, specializes in circus shows, strolling entertainment, and workshops. Eric brings his skills to year-round festivals and events, connecting with audiences of all ages and teaching many of them how to juggle and use other circus gear. Among other items, he juggles knives, fire and a chainsaw.

Start Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
1 - 1:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 25 Sing-a-long with Snow Penny at the Snow Castle

Northern Family Sing-A-Long with Snow Penny Snowcastle’s own SP will lead you through some fun and easy songs! 

Start Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
2 - 2:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 25 Brother Grimm Fairy Tales at the Snow Castle

Brother Grimm Fairy Tales: More fun for all ages with visiting German storyteller Thea Faber. Story will be told in English and in German.

Start Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
2:30 - 3:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 25 Spiritus Choir at the Snow Castle

Spiritus Chamber Choir, Calgary's award-winning chamber choir, is committed to providing high-quality concerts to choral music lovers in Calgary and surroundings. Our members are accomplished performers who delight in sharing their love for music and the art of singing. Led by artistic director Timothy Shantz, the choir sings in a wide array of musical styles, from Renaissance motets to full-fledged choral-orchestral masterworks.

Start Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 25 NWT Creative Collective Youth Showcase at the Snow Castle

NWT Creative Collective Youth Showcase Up and coming Yellowknife musicians share tunes on the snow stage.

Start Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 25 Jesse Cook at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

For Jesse Cook, music has been a journey, as he has found inspiration from Cairo to Columbia over the past two decades.

After criss-crossing the world in restless pursuit of inspiration, innovation and collaboration, the Paris-born, Toronto-raised Cook changed course for his ninth studio album One World, which came out in 2015. Instead of exotic locales, he stayed home in his studio and instead of a foreign legion of performers, he relied on his own devices. 

Rather than exploring cul de sacs of music — flamenco, classical, rumba, world beat, pop, blues or jazz — he united them. Despite its humble home-made origins, One World begins another chapter in the multi-tasking artist, composer and producer’s quest. His destination: The digital realm. To create the disc’s emotive melodies, fluid grooves and rich sonic tapestries, he incorporated technology more than ever before.

“On this record, it’s not really about going someplace,” he says of the album, whose cover depicts a vast, ancient tree. “The idea is that there really is just one world. If you pull your focus back far enough, you start to see all music as being branches of the same tree. They’re all connected to the same trunk from way back.

Cook has earned 11 Juno nominations and one win for 2000’s Free Fall over his extensive career.

Start Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC box office
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-4950
E-mail Address:
Website:

Mar 25 "The Great Meltdown" with Jake Clemons and Electrip

Jake Clemons

Growing up in Virginia as the son of a Marine Corps band director and as the nephew of the legendary Clarence Clemons, Jake began his musical career studying jazz performance at the Virginia Governor’s School For The Arts. Over the years while crafting his skills in writing and recording, Jake’s musical ability evolved to include vocals,guitar, piano, drums and of course, the saxophone.

The Jake Clemons Band was created in 2010 and since then Jake has been living on a perpetual world tour, traveling throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe, performing at venues and “Legendary Living Room” shows across the globe. Jake has graced many stages performing alongside a variety ofartists including The Swell Season, The Roots, Roger Waters and Eddie Vedder to name a few.

Dividing his time between touring the world his own music and spending the last five years as the tenor and baritone saxophonist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band (stepping in for his Uncle, the late Clarence Clemons,) Jake had time to think of the sound and the direction for Fear & Love, laying the first parts of this album’s foundation at the same time that his EP Embracing Light was in progress.


Eclectrip

From Western Canada comes a group of superb musicians that critics and audiences worldwide have embraced with rave reviews and standing ovations! EclecTrip (eclectic + trip) is an explosion of sound and energy that explores the essence of a variety of styles including World, Folk, Jazz and more!

Originating from different musical backgrounds, each individual brings his or her own perspective to this refreshing, natural collaboration of mu­sic. EclecTrip's instrumentation consists of fiddle,guitars, bass, drums and vocals. These young talented musicians draw their audiences into their performances and bring them on a musical journey. They play from their hearts and give their audience an experience they won't forget!

Start Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

Mar 26 YKACL Fusion & Young Adults Tour the Snow Castle

YKACL Fusion is an inclusive youth group for youth aged 13-18 with or without special needs. YKACL Young Adults is an inclusive youth group for youth aged 19-30 with or without special needs. Both meet twice per month to have fun and socialize with peers. They will be combining one of their monthly meet-ups on March 26th in order to tour the Snow Castle. The group will meet together at the Abe Miller building before travelling to the Snow Castle.

Please RSVP to Michael by March 22th to confirm attendance.

Start Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time:
1 - 3:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle
Contact:
Michael
Contact Phone:
920-2644
E-mail Address:
Website:

Mar 26 March Music at the Museum

A free concert of mostly classical music, presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife (COSY) at the Museum Café from 3 - 4pm on the last Sunday of each month, September to June. This month features some talented young pianists preparing to perform in the Yellowknife Music Festival at the end of April.

Start Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time:
3 - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Musem Cafe
Contact:
Sue Epp
E-mail Address:

Mar 26 SPIRITUS CHAMBER CHOIR IN YELLOWKNIFE

SPIRITUS CHAMBER CHOIR IN YELLOWKNIFE

Featuring a major new work by Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden

Calgary, AB, March 18, 2017 – Calgary’s award-winning Spiritus Chamber Choir travels to Yellowknife to perform a brand-new work by local composer Carmen Braden. Yellowknife audiences will be treated to the second-ever performance of Braden’s The Ice Seasons, which received its World Premiere in Calgary on March 12.

Concert “Ice and Fire” featuring The Ice Seasons by Carmen Braden
 

“The Ice Seasons is a 25-minute composition that evokes the beauty and behaviour of sub-Arctic ice found on lakes around Yellowknife. The composition contains material drawn from reading scientific literature, analyzing eld recordings, and thinking deeply about personal experiences of lake ice.... The soundfiles included in several movements include field recordings of ice from different times of year.” - Carmen Braden

The concert will also feature works by Imant Raminsh, Jeffrey Ryan, Morten Lauridsen & Eriks Esenvalds under the direction of Artistic Director Timothy Shantz, as well as guest chorus Aurora Chorealis (Margo Nightingale, director). The concert caps off a 5-day visit to Yellowknife during which the choir will also perform at the Snow Castle as part of the Snow King Festival.

Tickets are $30 (general) / $25 (students/seniors) and are available at the door, or at Brown Paper Tickets: http://spiritusinyk.brownpapertickets.com 

Start Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time:
3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church
Contact:
Carmen Braden
Contact Phone:
867-445-8607
E-mail Address:

Mar 27 Saxifrage Studio Presents: Spring Art Lab Camp

If you are planning to stay put for spring break and are still looking for something for your child to do , I am pleased to offer a 1/2 day art camp during the last week of March!

March 27-31, 2017

8:30am-12:30pm
Ages 6-12 Cost: $175

With spring, comes sunshine then silliness and the time for  kids to break free and create new things. I am pleased to present a week long/1/2-­‐day Art Lab for endless expressive art experimentation. Kids will be guided to discover their own imaginative solutions to transform marvelous messes into amazing works of art. Each day will be an opportunity to try a different art medium, method or idea. On the last day, we will hold a Special Art Exhibition!

Start Date:
Monday, March 27, 2017
End Date:
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Location will be announced to registrants
Contact:
Tracey Bryant
E-mail Address:

Mar 28 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Rubber Soles for your Footwear

$50 all supplies included, maximum 6 people
Location: NUP, Room 214
Learn how to measure, cut and apply crepe rubber soles to your footwear. Adding a rubber sole to your moccasins or mukluks (or any of your favourite footwear) will add durability, water resistance and comfort.  Remember to bring your footwear and any sole patterns you have to class!

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time:
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place, Room 214
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address:

Mar 29 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Mitten Harness - four strand braiding

$40, all supplies included, maximum 8 people
Location: NUP, Room 215
Learn how to do four-strand braiding to make a mitten harness. These are one of the best winter accessories you will have! You don't have to worry about constantly storing your mittens and most importantly you’ll never lose a valuable pair of mittens again! Bring your own favourite colours of yarn or use the 4 colours provided at the workshop.  And remember to bring along your mittens if you want to attach them! Smoke-tanned hide and awls will be supplied to attach your harness to your mittens.

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
End Date:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time:
5:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place, Room 215
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address:

Mar 29 WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOPS - Porcupine Quill Loop Earrings

$40, all supplies included, maximum 10 people
Location: NUP, Room 215
Learn to use porcupine quills to make a pair of loop earrings.  Using seed beads, local smoke-tanned caribouhide and crystals, you will learn a simple stringing technique to make a beautiful pair of earrings. Stainless steel earwires and earring nuts also included. (This class is also scheduled on Thurs March 9).

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
End Date:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time:
8:30 - 10:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place, Room 215
Contact:
Charissa Alain-Lilly
E-mail Address: