Events

August

01 Giant Fabulous Bike Rally

Ramble and Ride will once again feature the Giant Fabulous Bike Rally starting tonight. Everyone is encourged to bring their bikes, families and friends to join the usual wave of cyclists who participate in the bike ride.  

Start Date:
Friday, August 1, 2014
End Date:
Friday, August 1, 2014
Community:
Where:
Somba K'e Park

01 Ramble and Ride Festival

The Ramble and Ride is an eco-friendly festival held annually in the historic area of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on August long weekend.

The Ramble and Ride is a festival put on by the businesses, artists and musicians of Old Town. Specifically, it is a chance for all Yellowknifers to ramble (walk) and ride (bike) down the hill to take in Old Town’s unique character and culture. The goal is to hold an eco-friendly festival that allows every member of Old Town to promote their business or talent through a variety of events. These include vendors, video shows, collaborative art projects, live music, boat rentals, horse buggy and rickshaw rides, visits to historic old town locales and countless other activities! For a full schedule, follow this link

Start Date:
Friday, August 1, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Time:
Times vary, see the event schedule for details.
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Old Town
Contact:
Nico Koenig
Contact Phone:
444-9689

02 Old Town Mondays Good Tunes

On Saturday night, the Old Town Mondays will be performing at Old Town Glassworks/Bikeworks at 3510 Mcdonald Drive. This will be the final chance this summer to see the band perform their folk stylings before a couple of the band members head down south for indeterminate periods of time. 

Start Date:
Saturday, August 2, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Community:
Where:
Old Town Glassworks

02 Long weekend golf tournament

The Yellowknife Golf Clubs annual August Long Weekend tournament is set to tee off this Saturday. Matthew Gray, general manager and head pro at the club, said the goal is to have beetween 50-60 golfers taking part in one of the biggest tournaments of the year. Its a stroke play tournament and the format is being mixed up a bit, Saturdays and Sundays rounds will be contested under the shotgun start rules, where each golfer tees off at a predetermined hole, while mondays final round will feature tee times for each golfer beginning at the first hole. you can still contact the clubs pro shop to enter. 

Start Date:
Saturday, August 2, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Community:
Where:
Yellowknife Golf Club

02 BAM! presents "The Water Music"

Handel's Big Gig
BAM! presents "The Water Music"

Ramble and Ride Performances

2:00 - 3:00, Saturday, August 2nd
2:00 - 3:00, Sunday, August 3rd 
Order your drink and snack @ 2:00.  Performance begins at 2:15
Admission is free.  

Handel's Big Gig
 
A few centuries ago, on July 17, 1717, King George I and several aristocrats boarded a royal barge at Whitehall Palace for an excursion up the Thames toward Chelsea. The rising tide propelled the barge upstream without rowing.  A second barge contained an orchestra of about fifty musicians. Over the evening, many other Londoners also took to the river to join the party.
Why did this happen?  WhatWAS the biggest party of 1717?  How did this Big Grand Spectacle save King George's throne and propel G.F. Handel into the limelight?
Join BAM! on the patio behind The Dancing Moose Café as we tell the (almost true) story of Handel's Water Music through music, narration and painting. 
 
Featuring Erica Tesar, Terry Pamplin, Rae Braden, Azure DeGrow, Anne-Marie Guedon, Deanna Roos & Jo Pamplin.
 
For more information:
joanna_russell@theedge.ca

Start Date:
Saturday, August 2, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Community:
Where:
Dancing Moose Cafe
Contact:
Joanna Russell
E-mail Address:

04 Inset Sealskin Baby Booties

Learn how to do inset sewing, where you sew a different colour of sealskin into your work to creat a design.

Start Date:
Monday, August 4, 2014
End Date:
Monday, August 4, 2014
Time:
6-9pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Contact Phone:
873-9224

04 Inset Sealskin Baby Booties

$60, all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Learn how to do inset sewing, where you sew a different colour of sealskin into your work to create a design.  You will make a simple pair of sealskin baby booties with a mink fur trim. This baby booty pattern is very simple and versatile and can be used with any material.

Start Date:
Monday, August 4, 2014
End Date:
Monday, August 4, 2014
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Studio

06 A Taste of the Wildcat

A Stuck in a Snowbank Theatre production

Written By: Ben Nind
Directed by: Ben Nind, Reneltta Arluk
With: Tiffany Ayalik and Scott Jordison

Since 1937, the Wildcat Café has been a beloved meeting place where the extraordinary community of Yellowknife can share its unique frontier spirit. The iconic log cabin restaurant is the perfect setting to hear funny, heart-warming and engaging reflections on the unique characters and stories of the North: tales of how gold was struck, how hearts were broken, how families were torn apart, and how the harsh environment of the North creates freedom and warmth from the unlikeliest of contacts.

Start Date:
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Time:
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

06 Porcupine Quillwork - Quill Loop Earrings

Learn how to use porcupine quills, beads and caribouhide to make a simple pair of loop earrings. 

Taught by Charissa

$40, all supplies included, max. 8 people.

Start Date:
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Time:
6:00 - 8:00pm
Community:
Where:
Northern Images

06 WING WEDNESDAY: A Print Show at the ARCC

YK Ink Presents: Wing Wednseday, a Print Show at the Artist-Run Community Centre

Gallery Opening Night: 
Wednesday, August 6 | 7pm

Gallery Open:  
Thursday 7, Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 | 5-7 pm
Sunday 10 | 12-4pm

Start Date:
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time:
see event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Artist Run Community Centre
Contact:
Kimberly Fuller

07 Tonight public Viewing of La Petite Seduction

~~Bonjour à tous les partenaires financiers de La Petite Séduction,

Nous vous invitions à vous joindre à nous pour la projection publique de l’émission, ce soir à 17h30 à l’auditorium de la Northern United Place. De la nourriture et des boissons seront servies.

 

Nous espérons vous y voir !

 

Dear financial partners of La Petite Séduction,

You are invited to join us for the public viewing of La Petite Seduction. It will take place tonight, at 5 :30 PM at the auditorium of the Northern United Place. Food and beverages will be served. The presentation will be in French. However, we are working very hard to have a version with English subtitles in the upcoming weeks.

 

We hope to see you tonight!

Start Date:
Thursday, August 7, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Time:
5:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place

08 NWT Pride

NWT Pride is thrilled to announce “In Solidarity”, the third annual NWT Pride festival.

August 8-10, 2014, NWT Pride will host 3 days of workshops, games, events, and live music!

This year’s theme is about standing in solidarity with LGBTQ*+ people every day. Yellowknife has shown its support of the LGBTQ*+ community during NWT Pride festivals and during awareness campaigns (ie Sochi 2014 Olympics). But supporting the unique ways we express love, gender, and our relationships is something that can be done every day, in many ways.

This year’s festival aims to inspire harmony and solidarity.

Check out the schedule to find out more about this year's events!

Start Date:
Friday, August 8, 2014
End Date:
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time:
See event schedule
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Folk on the Rocks Site
E-mail Address:

08 NWT Pride Dinner and Theater

NWT Pride presents Sunny Drake, Transgender Seeking... by Sunny Drake
A tender and hilarious confession of a queer romance-a-holic.  An exposing, funny and tender look at queer relationships, the bold visions we have and the often hilarious struggles in living up to them. Run-ins with the polyamory police about jeolousy.Online dating mishaps. How relationship scripts and bigger political systems like policing and prisons affect our relationships. Transgender Seeking… includes clever unconventional use of multimedia projections, like Jimmy arguing with his own online dating profile.
August 8th / 6pm / Top Knight / $5
Buy your tickets online at www.nwtpride.com/tickets

Start Date:
Friday, August 8, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Time:
6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Top Knight Bar

09 Plush Fur-Lined Wrist Mittens Workshop

Choice: $125 rabbit fur or $250 sheared beaver, all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Learn how to make your own mittens and line them using either soft rabbit pelts or luxurious sheared beaver. These two-layer wrist mittens will be custom-fitted to your hand and finished with a wool fabric outer mitten decorated with designer ribbon.

Start Date:
Saturday, August 9, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time:
12 - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Studio

09 Plush Fur-Lined Wrist Mittens Workshop

Learn how to make your own mittens and line them using either soft rabbit pelts or luxurious sheared beaver. These two-layer wrist mittens will be custom-fitted to your hand and finished with a wool fabric outer mitten decorated with designer ribbon. 

Choice: $125 rabbit fur or $250 sheared beaver, all supplies included, maximum 8 people. 

Taught by Charrisa

Start Date:
Saturday, August 9, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time:
12:00 - 18:00
Community:
Where:
Northern Images

09 Yellowknife Hash House Harriers

WHO: Runners, beer lovers, ski bunnies, etc.
WHAT: Yellowknife Hash House Harriers #004
WHEN: Saturday, August 9th @ 3:00pm
WHERE: Yellowknife Ski Club (meet in main parking lot)
MAP: [ http://goo.gl/IO4xt9 ]...
WHY: It's time for a gritty, down n' dirty, shiggylicious cross country hash!

HOW: Just show up, wear comfy runners, bring $7 cash and a pal!
 
NOTES: This promises to be a not-for-the-faint-of-heart kinda hash. Expect mud & muck, mosquitoes, bushwhacking and some rock scrambling. Bug spray and a change of socks might be wise -- you have been warned!

Start Date:
Saturday, August 9, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time:
3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Ski Club

10 Beaded Wrist Mittens Workshop

$100, all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Learn how to do the kind of beadwork you see up north on moccasins and jackets, called couching to make a simple design (i.e. snowflake) on a pair of wool duffle mittens.  These are a single layer mitten with a rabbit fur trim and will be custom-fitted to your hand

Start Date:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Time:
12 - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Studio

12 Mitten Harness - four strand braiding workshop

$40, all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Learn how to do four-strand braiding to make a mitten harness. You’ll never lose a pair of mittens again! Bring your own favourite colours of yarn or use the 4 colours provided at the workshop.  And bring along your mittens if you want to attach them! 

Start Date:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Studio

12 Natural History Speakers Night Series

Natural History Speakers Night Series

Ecology North Presents: CYCLOPS: Carbon Cycle Linkages In Permafrost Systems in the NWT

Join us to learn how:

-Plants have the ability to protect permafrost

-Different plant communities have contrasting impacts on permafrost thaw

-Plant-permafrost-inter-actions control ecosystem carbon balance, and how those interactions are modified by changes such as forest fire or wetland development. 

Presenters: James P Fisher & Cristian Estop-Aragones

Aaron Thierry, Gareth Phoenix, Iain Hartley, Julian Murton, Dan Charman, and Mat Williams; University of Sheffield, University of Exeter, University of Sussex, and University of Edinburgh. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 7-9pm

Free admision

Start Date:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time:
19:00 - 21:00
Community:
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

14 Moon Dinosaur Theatre presents: Paleoncology

Mediocrity is easy.
Watching your brother die is hard.
Dinosaurs? Dinosaurs are… distracting.
You want to talk about feelings? Lea doesn’t. She has no idea where her life is going, her parents are emotionally unavailable, and her brother Daniel is dying. So, to keep herself distracted, Lea has found a hobby. With the help of overhead projections and toys-turned-puppets, Paleoncology tells a story about siblings, dinosaurs, cancer, and personal potential.
Written and performed by Kira Hall
Directed by Andrew Young
Featuring the voices of Matthew Gouveia and Sarah Grange
Stage management by Kristina Abbondanza 
Sound engineering by Ryan Couldrey
2014 Montreal Fringe Winner: Best Solo Theatre Production
2014 Montreal Fringe Nominee: Best English Theatre Production
“…Her finale left me teary-eyed."
- Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette, Highlights from the Fringe Festival’s First Weekend
“A show with plenty of heart, tons of smarts, and talent to spare."
- Kevin Reid, The Visitorium
“Don’t take too long to figure out that this is a show to see.”
- Charlebois Post
One of CBC Canada Writes’ Ten Must-See Canadian Fringe Shows of 2014
Ptarmigan Studio, Kam Lake Road, beside the Guild of Crafts
Thursday August 14, 8pm
Friday August 15, 8pm
Saturday August 16, 8pm
Tickets $10 CASH ONLY at the door, or at the Abe Miller Centre on 55th Street
To reserve tickets, email moondinosaurtheatre@gmail.com
paleoncology.com
@MoonDinoTheatre
#Paleoncology

Start Date:
Thursday, August 14, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time:
8:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ptarmigan Studio, Kam Lake Road, beside the Guild of Crafts
Website:

15 The Great Northern Discovery Dome

Parks Canada presents: The Great Northern Discovery Dome.

Discover the wonders of the night sky. Be amazed by the Northern lights as you explore the mysteries of space from the comfort of our portable planetarium. Journey with us to Wood Buffalo National Park - Canada's largest national park and the world's largest Dark Sky Preserve - a virtual tour not to be missed!

Presentations begin every hour, beginning at 11am at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Free admission. 

Start Date:
Friday, August 15, 2014
End Date:
Friday, August 15, 2014
Community:
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

15 Weather

Smoke is in the air as the weekend kicks off. The high will reach a sunny 23 C today, according to Environment Canada's forecast. A mix of sun and cloud is expected tomorrow, with a chance of showers and a high of 20 C. Sun and cloud mingle on Sunday along with wind and a high of 16 C and a low of 13 C

Start Date:
Friday, August 15, 2014
End Date:
Friday, August 15, 2014
Community:
Where:

15 The Aurora Arts Society “Best in Show"

The Aurora Arts Society is co-hosting “Best in Show”, with the NWT SPCA to benefit the lost, stray and abandoned animals of Yellowknife. “Best in Show” will feature animal-themed work from local artists and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the NWT SPCA Shelter.

“Best in Show” opens at the Gallery on 47th Street Friday, August 15, at 6:00 pm

On Saturday, August 16 the show and sale continues between 12 noon and 4:00 pm along with a meet and greet with select animals from the NWT SPCA and on-site pet portraits for the public.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of work and pet portraits will be donated to the NWT SPCA.

Be sure to come out and support this great event!

Start Date:
Friday, August 15, 2014
End Date:
Friday, August 15, 2014
Time:
18:00
Community:
Where:
Gallery on 47th Street

15 Moon Dinosaur Theatre presents: Paleoncology

~~
Mediocrity is easy.
 Watching your brother die is hard.
 Dinosaurs? Dinosaurs are… distracting.
 You want to talk about feelings? Lea doesn’t. She has no idea where her life is going, her parents are emotionally unavailable, and her brother Daniel is dying. So, to keep herself distracted, Lea has found a hobby. With the help of overhead projections and toys-turned-puppets, Paleoncology tells a story about siblings, dinosaurs, cancer, and personal potential.
 Written and performed by Kira Hall
 Directed by Andrew Young
 Featuring the voices of Matthew Gouveia and Sarah Grange
 Stage management by Kristina Abbondanza
 Sound engineering by Ryan Couldrey
 2014 Montreal Fringe Winner: Best Solo Theatre Production
 2014 Montreal Fringe Nominee: Best English Theatre Production
“…Her finale left me teary-eyed."
- Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette, Highlights from the Fringe Festival’s First Weekend
“A show with plenty of heart, tons of smarts, and talent to spare."
 - Kevin Reid, The Visitorium
“Don’t take too long to figure out that this is a show to see.”
- Charlebois Post
 One of CBC Canada Writes’ Ten Must-See Canadian Fringe Shows of 2014
 Ptarmigan Studio, Kam Lake Road, beside the Guild of Crafts
 Thursday August 14, 8pm
 Friday August 15, 8pm
 Saturday August 16, 8pm
 Tickets $10 CASH ONLY at the door, or at the Abe Miller Centre on 55th Street
 To reserve tickets, email moondinosaurtheatre@gmail.com
 paleoncology.com
 @MoonDinoTheatre
 #Paleoncology

Start Date:
Friday, August 15, 2014
End Date:
Friday, August 15, 2014
Time:
8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ptarmigan Studio, Kam Lake Road, beside the Guild of Crafts
Website:

16 Moccasins Workshop

This class will provide you with instructions on how to complete a pair of local-style moccasins with upper, leather, stroud flap and beaver fur trim. You will be able to complete one moccasin during class time. Patters and tools supplied. 

$100 instruction only (bring your own supplies) - maximum of 6 people

Taught by Charrisa

Start Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time:
10:00 - 17:00
Community:
Where:
Northern Images

16 Golf for a good cause

More than five dozen participants in the annual Adlair Ladies Tournament are raising money for Betty House and Saturday afternoon. Festivities begin at Yellowknife Golf club with a shotgun start for 18 teams. A dinner follows. 

Start Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Community:
Where:
Yellowknife Golf Club

16 Preserve summer this fall

The Yellowknife Community Garden Colective is hosting a canning workshop this weekend about how to preserve vegetables and fruit. Participants can bring their own vegetables, vineger and spices, or just attend the session to watch and learn. The workshop begins at Northern United Place on Saturday. 

Start Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Community:
Where:
Northern United Place

16 New and used books in Old Town

Down to Earth Gallery in Old town invites bookworms and music-lovers to drop by Saturday for a book and record swap event. Participants are encouraged to bring used books and records to sell or trade. A turn-table will be avaiilable for listening. The world At Large, a self-published novel by Yellowknifer reporter author Cody Punter, will be launched as part of the event. 

Start Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Community:
Where:
Down to Earth Gallery

16 Ceramic and textile art display

Fireweed Studio displays work by ceramic artists and textile artist with with the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts on Saturday. The studio is located in Somba K'e Civic Plaza.

Start Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Community:
Where:
Somba K'e Park

16 Workshop on Physicality in Performance

This workshop allows the participants to rediscover impulses existing in the body, getting away from “talking heads” on stage. Through exercises we will challenge the performer to sharpen their tools and become aware how much body language can affect your performance. They will use elements from clown, mime, physical theatre, and improvisation striving to connect thought to body and recognizing physical impulses.

 Andrew Young works as an actor, director and puppeteer in Toronto. He is a Humber theatre graduate with a strong passion for clown, mask work and non-verbal storytelling. Since graduating he has been working with Theatre Lab creating physical theatre shows"You Can Sleep When You're Dead" and "to the last cry". Over the last four years he has worked closely with Artichoke Heart Collective, developing and shaping new non-verbal puppetry creations performed in Puppetmongers' Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Festival, The Montreal Fringe (Voted Top 10 show in 2013 Montreal Fringe), and les Trois Jours de Casteliers Internation Festival.

 Ptarmigan Studio, Kam Lake Road, beside the Guild of Crafts
 $30, 10 spaces available
 Please contact moondinosaurtheatre@gmail.com to reserve your space in the workshop

Start Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time:
1 - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ptarmigan Studio, Kam Lake Road, beside the Guild of Crafts

16 Moon Dinosaur Theatre presents: Paleoncology

~~
Mediocrity is easy.
 Watching your brother die is hard.
 Dinosaurs? Dinosaurs are… distracting.
 You want to talk about feelings? Lea doesn’t. She has no idea where her life is going, her parents are emotionally unavailable, and her brother Daniel is dying. So, to keep herself distracted, Lea has found a hobby. With the help of overhead projections and toys-turned-puppets, Paleoncology tells a story about siblings, dinosaurs, cancer, and personal potential.
 Written and performed by Kira Hall
 Directed by Andrew Young
 Featuring the voices of Matthew Gouveia and Sarah Grange
 Stage management by Kristina Abbondanza
 Sound engineering by Ryan Couldrey
 2014 Montreal Fringe Winner: Best Solo Theatre Production
 2014 Montreal Fringe Nominee: Best English Theatre Production
“…Her finale left me teary-eyed."
- Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette, Highlights from the Fringe Festival’s First Weekend
“A show with plenty of heart, tons of smarts, and talent to spare."
 - Kevin Reid, The Visitorium
“Don’t take too long to figure out that this is a show to see.”
- Charlebois Post
 One of CBC Canada Writes’ Ten Must-See Canadian Fringe Shows of 2014
 Ptarmigan Studio, Kam Lake Road, beside the Guild of Crafts
 Thursday August 14, 8pm
 Friday August 15, 8pm
 Saturday August 16, 8pm
 Tickets $10 CASH ONLY at the door, or at the Abe Miller Centre on 55th Street
 To reserve tickets, email moondinosaurtheatre@gmail.com
 paleoncology.com
 @MoonDinoTheatre
 #Paleoncology

Start Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time:
8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ptarmigan Studio, Kam Lake Road, beside the Guild of Crafts
Website:

17 Long-distance challenge

Competitors from across Canada are sceduled to step up to the starting line at Somba K'e Civic Plaza on Sunday morning for the YK Multisport Clubs Overlander Sports Marathon. The 42.6-km route passes through Old town and along Old Airport Road. A half marathon and a 10-km run have also been planned. 

Start Date:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Community:
Where:
Somba K'e Park

17 Superfit Sealskin Mittens with Plush Fur Cuff

Learn a new mitten pattern and a new approach to mitten-making focusing on fit. Learn how to make your own mittens out of sealskin. Also includes leather palm, wool liner, and plush fur cuff. This style of wrist mitten is a different pattern offering a snug fit and great mobility in the thumb. (For those that have taken Charissa's mitten classes previously, this is a new style of mitten). 

$200 all materials supplied - maximum of 8 people. 

Taught by Charissa

Start Date:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Time:
12:00 - 18:00
Community:
Where:
Northern Images

17 Mini-workshop on Puppetry Basics

~~Puppetry is starting to be seen more and more in all corners of theatre, from the life-size stallions of War Horse to the questionably cuddly denizens of Avenue Q. This workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of puppetry, exploring a few variations on styles in this diverse art form. Andrew will cover basic manipulation for object theatre and Bunraku-style puppetry, and Kira will cover the ground rules and tricks of Muppet-style puppetry.

 Andrew Young works as an actor, director and puppeteer in Toronto. He is a Humber theatre graduate with a strong passion for clown, mask work and non-verbal storytelling. Since graduating he has been working with Theatre Lab creating physical theatre shows"You Can Sleep When You're Dead" and "to the last cry". Over the last four years he has worked closely with Artichoke Heart Collective, developing and shaping new non-verbal puppetry creations performed in Puppetmongers' Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Festival, The Montreal Fringe (Voted Top 10 show in 2013 Montreal Fringe), and les Trois Jours de Casteliers Internation Festival.

 Kira Hall is an actor, singer, puppeteer, and writer based in Toronto. Born and raised in Yellowknife, she was trained at the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, and covers a broad range of styles of performance, from musical theatre to vaudeville cabaret to puppetry to theatre for young audiences to film. Notable credits include: “Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut” in the first Canadian cast of Avenue Q at the Lower Ossington Theatre; part of the Dora-nominated puppetry ensemble of Old Man and the River at Theatre Direct; “Julia” in the upcoming feature film Snow from Ryan Couldrey Productions; choreographer and singer with the Lunacy Cabaret; writer and performer of Paleoncology, winner of Best Solo Production at the 2014 Montreal Fringe.

 Ptarmigan Studio, Kam Lake Road, beside the Guild of Crafts
 $30, 10 spaces available
 Please contact moondinosaurtheatre@gmail.com to reserve your space in the workshop

Start Date:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Time:
1 - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ptarmigan Studio, Kam Lake Road, beside the Guild of Crafts

17 Mini Workshop on Adding Story to Vocal Performance

~~In musical theatre, opera, and cabaret performance, there are many talented voices. What sets a voice apart is the ability of the performer to tell a story in their performance. In this group-driven workshop, participants will take turns presenting a prepared song of their choosing. They will then receive feedback on how to further their emotional connection with the story behind the song, and share the song once more incorporating that feedback. Note this is not a singing lesson, but a lesson for singers in strong storytelling through song.


 Kira Hall is an actor, singer, puppeteer, and writer based in Toronto. Born and raised in Yellowknife, she was trained at the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, and covers a broad range of styles of performance, from musical theatre to vaudeville cabaret to puppetry to theatre for young audiences to film. Notable credits include: “Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut” in the first Canadian cast of Avenue Q at the Lower Ossington Theatre; part of the Dora-nominated puppetry ensemble of Old Man and the River at Theatre Direct; “Julia” in the upcoming feature film Snow from Ryan Couldrey Productions; choreographer and singer with the Lunacy Cabaret; writer and performer of Paleoncology, winner of Best Solo Production at the 2014 Montreal Fringe.
 "Hall's voice and delivery is oustanding." - Ontario Arts Review

 Ptarmigan Studio, Kam Lake Road, beside the Guild of Crafts
 $30, 10 spaces available
 Please contact moondinosaurtheatre@gmail.com to reserve your space in the workshop

Start Date:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Time:
9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ptarmigan Studio, Kam Lake Road, beside the Guild of Crafts

18 Basic Beading onto Smoked Hide

Learn how to do the kind of beadwork you see up north on moccasins and jackets, called couching. Learn a simple single needle technique. Beads and smoked tanned hide supplied to make a smalll broach, pin, or badge. 

$40 all supplies included - maximum of 8 people.

Taught by Charissa

Start Date:
Monday, August 18, 2014
End Date:
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time:
18:00 - 20:00
Community:
Where:
Northern Images

20 Beaded Brickstitch Earrings

Learn howto do the classic beading stitch called brickstitch to make a lovely pair of dangling earrings using seed beads and bugle beads.

$30 all supplies included - maximum of 8 people. 

Taught by Charissa

Start Date:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time:
18:00 - 20:00
Community:
Where:
Northern Images

21 A&W Cruisin’ to End MS 2014

On Thursday, August 21, 2014 Part 1
During the hours of 7:00 am – 10:00 pm Supporters can donate through $1, $2 and $5 paper cut outs or in-store donation mugs (located by the Cashier).

Stop by A&W on Thursday August 21st & buy a Teen Burger® (or 2) (11:00 am-9:00 pm)
*Take a picture of yourself buying a Teen Burger® (or 2) show it to the person at the MS Info table on the 28th and have your name entered for some Buffalo Airwear.

IN YELLOWKNIFE ONLY

Stop by A&W on Thursday August 28th between the hours of 4:00 – 8:30 pm and pick up a Teen Burger® (or 2) (ask for it to go) and come outside and join us on the temporary patio (vacant parking lot) beside the Mall (there will be tables and chairs). What a great night for some fun – Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Music (Godson as DJ) and great fun for kids. Come out in 50s/60s Attire. Prize for best outfit!

* make sure you stop by the MS Info table and show us the picture from the 21st of you purchasing a Teen Burger® to be entered into the draw.

For every Teen Burger® sold, $1 will go to the MS Society of Canada.

Start Date:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time:
7 AM - 10 PM
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife A&W
Contact:
Laurie McLean
E-mail Address:

22 Morph

The Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre presents Morph from August 15th to August 31st at the YK ARCC on 4913 50th St.
Opening reception on Friday, August 15th from 7-10pm, light snacks and complimentary drinks will be offered and artwork will be for sale.
Gallery Hours:
Monday & Friday: 12 - 2 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 7 - 9pm
Sunday: 12 - 4pm

Start Date:
Friday, August 22, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Time:
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
4913 50 ST
Contact:
YK ARCC
E-mail Address:

22 Kinetic Art Exhibit by Philippe Leblond

The Northern Frontier Visitors' Centre is pleased to host an art intallation by sculptor Philippe Leblond. The Aptly-named "Kinetics" is a showcase of mechanical art pieces which spin, click and whirr. Philipe is currently the Yellowknife Artist-run Community Centre's Artist in residence, and will be hosting workshops at the ARCC as part of their ongoing "This City" project. He will be available at the Visitors' Centre between 7 and 9 pm today in order to answer questions and discuss his art.

Start Date:
Friday, August 22, 2014
End Date:
Friday, August 22, 2014
Time:
7 pm - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Frontier Visitors Centre

23 YK Golf Club Annual Championship

Golfers will be flocking to the Yellowknife golf club on Saturday August 23rd for their annual championship event. The games begin on Saturday morning, and consist of a two-day 36-hole event. This is the Yellowknife qualifier for the Canadian mens' amateur golf championships, with the top three male players qualifying based on their gross scores after 36 holes. It is also the NWT Championship for men, women and junior golfers.

Start Date:
Saturday, August 23, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time:
9 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Golf Club
Contact Phone:
867 873-4326
E-mail Address:

23 Basic Mitten Making

Learn how to make your own mittens out of materials you bring to class, such as: fur, duffle, leather, old sweaters or coats, etc. Learn to make wrist mittens of gauntlet mittens. 

$80 bring your own materials (patterns and tools only supplied) - maximum of 8 people.

Taught by Charissa

Start Date:
Saturday, August 23, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time:
12:00 - 18:00
Community:
Where:
Northern Images

24 Moccasins

This class will provide you with instructions on how to make a pair of moccasins.

Start Date:
Sunday, August 24, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Time:
10 am - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Contact Phone:
873-9224

27 This City II: Lecture - Kinetic Art

Evening lecture on the mechanics and movement of kinetic art.

Start Date:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Artist-Run Community Centre
E-mail Address:
Website:

28 A&W Cruisin’ to End MS Patio Party

N YELLOWKNIFE ONLY
Stop by A&W on Thursday August 28th between the hours of 4:00 – 8:30 pm and pick up a Teen Burger® (or 2) (ask for it to go) and come outside and join us on the temporary patio (vacant parking lot) beside Centre Square Mall – across from CIBC (there will be tables and chairs). What a great night for some fun – Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Music (Godson as DJ) and great fun for kids. Come out in 50s/60s Attire. Prize for best outfit!
* make sure you stop by the MS Info table and show us the picture from the 21st of you purchasing a Teen Burger® to be entered into the draw.
For every Teen Burger® sold, $1 will go to the MS Society of Canada.

 

Start Date:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time:
4 PM - 8:30 PM
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
A&W & Centre Square Mall Ourdoor Parking Lot
Contact:
Laurie McLean
E-mail Address:

28 This City II: Lecture - The Use of Movement in Art

Evening lecture on how motion can conceptually contribute to art.

Start Date:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Artist-Run Community Centre
E-mail Address:
Website:

30 Canzeal Sailing Boat Race

Great Slave Cruising Club, eighth annual Canzeal Cup race to Moose Bay. Departs on Saturday and returns on Monday. For those who do not want to race, come out for a great weekend of sailing and stories!

Start Date:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
End Date:
Monday, September 1, 2014
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:

30 This City II: Afternoon workshop - Soldering for a

Learn how to solder by making your very own eyelash mirror.

Start Date:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Time:
1 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Artist-Run Community Centre
E-mail Address:
Website:

30 Yellowknife Hash House Harriers Weekly Runs


Yellowknife Hash House Harriers #005
"A drinking club... with a running problem..."
 
Ever wished you could combine your mutual passions for running, beer, and the great outdoors into a single, earth-shatteringly awesome experience?  Well buckle up, kids... the YKH3 might be the answer.  Part cross-country dash, part scavenger hunt, totally non-competitive and open to runners of all speeds.
 
Join us on Saturday August 30th as we embark on our 5th event of the season.  Meet us at Parker Park at 3:00pm (main parking lot off Finlayson Rd North).  Just show up, wear comfy sneakers, bring $7 cash to cover the cost of beer on trail, bring a friend and a sense of humour too.
 
Track down our Facebook group, join the event... or drop us a line at:
[ yellowknife.h3@gmail.com ]
 
Wanna learn more about the wild, wacky world of hashing?  Google it, silly!  Then come have fun with us.  On-on!!
 

Start Date:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Time:
3 pm
Community:
Where:
E-mail Address:

30 5th Annual Old Town Pond Sailor's Regatta

The Snowking presents the 5th Annual Old Town Pond Sailor's Regatta on August 30th, 2014.
Show & Shine and registration will start at 6 PM, and the race starts at 7 PM on the Government Docks.
Bring your sailboat (60cm LWL and 1 metre LWL classes) and compete for prizes!
Remember the only rule: No Electronics!

Start Date:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Time:
6 PM Registration - 7 PM Race Starts
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Government Dock

30 CeltArctic Music presents: August 30 House Ceilidh

Hi all,

 

We have a Ceilidh planned for the end of this month.  If the weather is really nice, we might have it on the patio.

 

When:                  Saturday, August 30, 2014

 

Where:                 4505 School Draw Ave

 

Time:                     8 p.m.

 

 

House Ceilidh / House Concert Organization

c/o Moira Cameron / CeltArctic Music

4505 School draw Ave

Yellowknife, NT X1A 2K3

(867) 920-2464

email: celtarctic@yk.com

Web: http://www.celtarctic.com/houseceilidh.htm

Start Date:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Time:
8 pm
Community:
Where:
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-2464
E-mail Address:
Website: