Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical!
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins has played to Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that, "anything can happen if you let it."
Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft.
NOTE: show running time is approximately 2hrs 20mins (Act I = 1hr 20min / intermission = 15min / Act II = 1hr)
- See more at: http://www.naccnt.ca/events/ptarmigan-ptheatrics-mary-poppins#sthash.oPSY7xqm.dpuf
A meat raffle will take place at After 8 Pub tonight to raise money to rebuild the Foster Family Coalition of the NWTs cookhouse at their summer camp, Camp Connections.
As the snow melts away, garage sale season kicks into gear. The annual Yellowknife United Church will be held Saturday morning in the auditorium of United Northern Place.
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Ptarmigan Ptheatrics will be preforming Mary Poppins each night this weekend at the Northern Arts And Cultural Centre. A matinee will be held Sunday.
The Yk Childrens Thrift Sale, held in the spring and fall, Takes place Saturday at the DND gym. Families can buy or sell used childrens items with proceeds going to the Military Family Resource Centre.
Young children will be making Mothers Day crafts at the MultiPlex Saturday during two sessions. Children between three and five will take part in various activities. Afterward, those six to eight years old will work on their crafts and supplies will be provided.
The Yellowknife Baha'i community and amnesty International will host a documentary screening at the Prince Of Wales Northern Heritage Centre auditorium Saturday afternoon. To light a candle, a domumentary by Iranian Canidian journilist Maziar Bahari, shows the Iranian governments denial of eductation to Baha'i youth.
Three former So You Think You Can Dance contenstents will lead a series of workshops in ballet, contemporary, hip-hop and more Sunday. The event is hosted by Bella Dance Academy.
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Jazz Legend Jackie Richardson performs with renowned daughter Kim Richardson, a gifted singer who has her own successful musical career. Both are proud to be performing as a mother-daughter team, for the first time together in the Northwest Territories.
Jackie Richardson possesses a powerful and supple voice that is a perfect match for her vibrant stage presence. The awards and nominations for Jackie’s four-decade-long body of work include JUNOs, Geminis, Jessie and Bessies, Maple Blues and a Canadian Black Achievement Award for the Arts. She has starred opposite Christopher Reeve, Sidney Poitier, Jane Seymour, and Keifer Sutherland. Jackie has also hosted radio, television, and stage shows. Last year Jackie performed at NACC in Africville Stories and practically blew the roof off the building with her powerful vocals.
Kim Richardson is a multi-faceted performer with training and experience in film, dance and theatre. Her talents have taken her across Canada as well as some parts of the US, Africa, South America and many countries in Europe. She had the honour of singing for Nelson Mandela, HRH Queen Elizabeth, Prime Ministers Brian Mulroney and Jean Chretien, as well as Governor General Adrienne Clarkson.
Kim is a three-time Juno award winner. Her first single with A&M records, “He’s My Lover”, won in the Most Promising Female Vocalist category in 1986. The follow-up single, “Peek-a-boo”, won in the Best R&B/Soul recording category the year after. Her third Juno came to her via her collaboration with the group, Merlin Factor. The 1993 self-titled CD won for the Best Jazz Contemporary Album of the Year (1994). In 2011, she was nominated for a Genie award for Best Original Song from the film, Funkytown as a songwriter.
- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/jackie-and-kim-richardson-special-mother-daughter-performance#sthash.XM2lAVUz.dpuf
It’s clean‐up time! Watch for community groups in your area as they clean up our city. Residents and businesses are encouraged to pitch in and clean up their properties and neighbourhood this week also!
Pick up a coupon booklet at the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre the proceed to redeeming your coupons around town in local businesses to enter for a chance to recieve one of four grand prizes.
Yellowknife's Greatest Indoor Show, the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce 2014 Spring Trade Show, will take place
- May 10th (10am - 5pm)
- May 11th (10am - 4pm)
At the Yellowknife Multiplex, 41 Kam Lake Road.
The cost is $5 per person or $15 per family.
This year's trade show features:
- Yellowknife's Debut of the Wood Buffalo National Park and Astronomical Society Planetarium!
- Dan the Balloon Man
- Food Court
- Recreational Vehicles
- Much, Much More!
For more information, visit ykchamber.com, facebook.com/ykchamber, or call (867) 920-4944.
A perfect event for kids aged 5-12, and families, in celebration of Canadian Children's Book Week! This storyteller visit is sponsored by the Canadian Children's book centre, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to promote Canadian books for young readers.
Recycled fabric artist Emily Lawson is offering a card making workshop for children on Saturday May 9 just in time for Mother’s Day.
She will teach boys how to sew their own card from 12 noon until 2:00 pm and girls from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. ages 10 and up
$30 includes all supplies and children will be able to make 2 cards in the workshop.
Parents may accompany their children if they wish. The workshop is being held at Northern Images 4801 Franklin Avenue Yellowknife.
Parents can preregister by phoning Northern Images 873-5944
The Yellowknife Music Festival will be hosting a Showcase Concert for the winners of the Adjudicators Choice awards and the Alberta Provincial Music Festival candidates. The concert will take place at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre on Wednesday May 13 at 7 PM. Admission is by donation.
$50,000 Bingo at Shorty Brown Arena, Mulitplex, Yellowknife, on Saturday, May 16th . Doors open at 2 pm and Games begin at 5 pm. Mastercards are $75 each (one per person) and Go-Go's (Extras) are $3 each. License # 22886. Come on out and support the Yellowknife Scouts!
Come join us for the screening of Our Healing Journey.
Filmed over a 26-year period, this documentary chronicles the proactive efforts to address substance abuse by the Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation Chief and Council.
Tickets are $20 & on sale NOW at Roy's Audio Video Unlimited, Yellowknife, NT
Lunch Pail Theatre is a not-for-profit dramatic arts guild whose goal is to provide quality theatre entertainment in Yellowknife. We are the people who have recently brought you such plays as "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "Harvey". We also bring you great one-act summer entertainment at Theatre on the Lake where we often feature local playwrights.
Vocalist, pianist and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Duchene is as much a storyteller as a singer/songwriter. With credits in theatre, film and music, her show will bring you to far-away places and emotional spaces, combining conventional song with theatre and film to bring a little bit of magic to the NACC stage.
- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/natasha-duchene#sthash.ZulsAXRE.dpuf
Time for spring cleaning! Take advantage of the Curbside Giveaway Weekend to say goodbye to some clean, gently‐used but unwanted items. Place items on the curb in front of your property with a FREE sign or sticker on the evening of Friday, May 22. All items should be in good condition and preferably in working order. *Make sure that any items that you wish to keep are safely tucked away or stored.
Looking for some new treasures? Head out over the weekend to see what treasures await on curbs around the city. *Please be respectful of other people's property when you stop in for a visit. Only take items that are clearly marked as FREE and that are placed on the edge of the property.
Curbside Giveaway Weekend ends at dusk on Sunday, May 24. *All Items must be removed from the curb by owners. The City of Yellowknife is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Grey Gritt is a bilingual and aboriginal folk-rocker. With a little bit of soul mixed with a handful of blues, and a hefty serving of metaphors with a dash of black tattoos, this bluesy singer/songwriter will captivate you with a fiery voice, and the guitar work to match. Grey Gritt was a finalist in the 2013 CBC Northwest Territories Searchlight Competition.
Its almost as if somewhere on the Canadian shield, maybe 25 or so years ago, the soul of the new generation bluesmen and the passion of the girls with guitars gave birth to a most unlikely love child: a tattooed, gender queer, punk rock-loving troubadour who played with a raw, percussive guitar style that at times recalled Ani DiFrancos and who could sing with the pure, passionate, boyish and elastic voice of a young Colin James in his prime. Using these gifts, the award-winning Yellowknife-based artist would then channel the spirit of the austere North through clever, soulful, bluesy roots numbers sung with just a hint of punk rock attitude. In return, northerners would vote the artist into the number one spot in the Northern division of the CBC Radio Searchlight competition. Now, Greyson Gritt is preparing a return to the rest of Canada. Gritt was born of an Ojibway mother and a French Canadian father who raised their child in a non-musical home in the tiny town of Warren, Ontario, not far from North Bay. The nom de guerre derives from the gray area the artist occupies on the gender binary. (Grey prefers to be referred to in the third person using they as a gender-neutral singular pronoun.) Musically, Gritt was forged at a place where the soul of early Motown wafts through a wood stove-heated houseboat on a frozen Great Slave Lake; where the furious intensity of the riot grrls echoes off a secluded cliff overlooking downtown Yellowknife; and where the frenzied social conscience of punk rock hangs in the air in a private corner of a run-down northern bar. Gritt had taken up guitar in high school, studied audio engineering in Montreal, and then beat a path across Northern Ontario, gradually carving out the circuit of festivals, bars and coffee houses that would mold the artist into a seasoned performer included repeat engagements at Sudburys Northern Lights Festival. But it was in Yellowknife the final destination of a cross-Canada road trip from which Gritt would never return that a relationship ended, and the blues seeped into the music. It was in Yellowknife that Gritt stumbled upon the vintage Harmony Rocket that has become central to their sound. And it was in Yellowknife, with its environment of scarcity, that Gritt found inspiration in the ethos of making do and expressing ones authentic voice with whatever tools one has at hand. Fans have responded to Gritts style with enthusiasm, making the artist a highlight of the regions Folk on the Rocks festival. Gritt also represented them at Northern Scene at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and as an opening act for Harry Manx.
- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/grey-gritt#sthash.7TLo8ZI5.dpuf
A concert of classical music for instruments and voice at the Museum Cafe. Featuring the music of Schubert, Mahler, Haydn, Lehar, Strauss and Kreisler.
Featuring performances by: Cherie Jarock, Joanna Wilson, Shelly Gislason, Anita Kuzma, Maureen Williams, Daniel Gillis, and Barbara Fortin-Clinton
with visiting Guest Pianist Janet Scott-Hoyt
Admission is free, refreshments are available for purchase.
This event made possible by the Support for Northern Performers Fund.
This annual event features over 100 tables of gently used goods and treasures under one roof! Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please use care in the parking lot and bring cash, small change and a bag or two. Tables will be available for a fee of $9.00 each as of April 1, 2015. Call the Booking Clerk at 669‐3457 or go online at econnect to book. Sellers will have access to the Multiplex on Friday evening to set up. Please watch for an email on Thursday, May 21 regarding your load‐in time and call the Special Events Coordinator if you have not received an email or have any questions.
Join us for an evening of Bangladeshi dancing, singing and feasting. At the same time learn about a remarkable hospital that helps the most vulnerable individuals of Bangladesh. Find out how You can help make a difference. 100% of the proceeds go to the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed. www.crp-bangladesh.org
Tickets $20. Kids under 5 are free!
Pure, floating voices, impeccable intonation and the performance of a variety of choral music from the Early Renaissance to the avant-garde combine to create Pro Coro Canada.
The choir is a resident ensemble at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton, Alberta. Throughout its 34-year history, the 24 voices of Pro Coro have been shaped by some of the finest choral conductors in the world, including founder Michel Marc Gervais, Anders Eby, Søren Hansen, Agnes Grossmann, Richard Sparks, and (since 2012) Michael Zaugg.
Our own Aurora Chorealis and Ursa Miners will perform a selection of piecese with Pro Coro.
Birdwatching and murder mysteries come together in Steve Burrows "Birder Murder Mysteries." Whether you like birding or mysteries, bring your lunch for a reading and Q&A!
NorthWords 10th Anniversary Festival 2015
Let’s Celebrate! 28 -31 May
[Richard Van Camp] NorthWords NWT is very excited to announce the line up for this years festival. We are thrilled to be welcoming Kathleen Winter, Garry Gottfriedson, Alexander MacLeod, Drew Hayden Taylor, Joanna Lilley, Jacqueline Guest and the North’s very own Richard Van Camp. See our festival authors tab for more details of our guests.
Come out and celebrate with us!
What happens when our normal interactions with the digital world cross the line into addiction?
Award-winning northern author Jamie Bastedo explores the roots of one "screenager's" passions and pitfalls in this timely tale of oppression, addiction and deliverance.
Come celebrate Jamie's book launch at the opening of NorthWords 10th anniversary Writer's Festival, and get yourself a signed copy.
5 pm BBQ
6 pm Book Launch
7 pm Festival Opening with CBC
8 pm Flash Open Mic
Artists and Friends of the Enviroment present a concerned citizens Awareness Concert.
Starts on Friday may 29th at 7:00pm and goes till 10:00pm. At the Northeren United Place.
Featuring : Laurie Sarkadi, Jonathon Churcher, Indio , Ryan McCord, Miranda Currie, Grey Gritt, Casey Koyczan, Deneze Nakehk'o and even more.
This event is by donation , There will be light refreshments and don't forget to bring the family.
They will have a petition to sign it will be your last chance so don't forget.
Casey Anderson, the Bushman NT, Grey Gritt, S.I.W.S, and DJ TV
at the Top Knight $10 min. donation. doors open at 8:00pm
All proceeds to help food banks throughout the north
Come to Javaroma on Saturday, May 30th between 7 and 9 pm to find out everything you need to know about volunteering for Folk on the Rocks! Volunteering is a great way to enjoy our biggest summer festival, as volunteers recieve admission free of charge (pending on number of hours volunteered). Folk on the Rocks team leaders will be on hand to answer questions and address concerns, and there will also be live entertainment and prize draws!
Listen Up! is a performing arts youth outreach initiative presented by Juno Award winning Canadian classical ensemble the Gryphon Trio with esteemed composers Jeffrey Ryan from Vancouver and Robert Kapilow from New York. The project engages entire communities in a collaborative arts creation process linking poetry to classical music.
Over 70 students from six Northwest Territory Communities are participating in this nine-month project: Fort Smith, Fort Simpson, Norman Wells, Inuvik, Hay River and Yellowknife. Students and industry professionals collaborate over four days of poetry, music and art, from May 27 to 30. A grand initiative will become a finale performance not to be missed!
Tickets Adult: $30 Youth/Senior: $18
Season pass holders can call the box office for discounted tickets!
Adult: $20 Youth/Senior: $12
Available at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre box office, online (naccnt.ca) and by phone (867) 766-6101!
We are looking for a one of a kind art design that depicts life in the north. You will be painting on a white background and no dark colors are allowed. Design submissions can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person #110-5302 51st street yellowknife. The successful submissions will receive 5000$ to paint the tank with their design. Midwest will supply the paint and brushes. Deadline for submissions is may 31st and paintings need to be completed by august 31st.
WHO: Runners, walkers, stumblers, beer lovers, birthday bashers & party crashers
WHAT: YKH3 -- 1st Year Anniversary Hash
WHEN: Sunday May 31st @ 3:00pm
WHERE: Kam Lake Industrial Centre
DIRECTIONS: Follow Kam Lake Rd heading away from town, and hang a left onto Coronation Drive. Continue for about 500m, then turn left into the Kam Lake Industrial Centre parking lot. Look for a bunch of wackos in colourful knee socks. Check the map link below for exact location.
MAP LINK: [ https://goo.gl/KGDERi ]
WHY: 'Cuz it's our BIRTHDAY!!!
HOW: Show up, wear comfy running shoes, bring some friends and a sense of humour/adventure
COST: $7 hash cash (covers 2x cans of beer on trail)
CO-HARES: Prize Prick & PantsDownBooty
NOTES: Spread the word, wankers. The YKH3 is one year old and it's time to par-tay! Spring is in swing, so if you've been hibernating all winter now's the time to get off your ass and come be ridiculous with us. In addition to the regular routine, we'll also be releasing our first year hash stats (NERDS!!!)... just in case you've been wondering how many cans of PBR we've consumed over the past 12 months. Also, special prizes for a few worthy recipients (ooooh, suspenseful!) Come help celebrate 365 days of hashing in the NWT!
Questions? Drop us a line: [ email@example.com ]