Yukon Arts Centre


Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Kyle Clark

The Yukon stand-up comedy scene can be fickle. Some years comics will perform to packed houses that turn people away at the door. Other years, not so much. Whether it’s a lack of comics, audience, or both, northern life can bring a number of... more

Mar. 14, 2018 midnight Humour

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Peripheral Vision

When a band calls itself Peripheral Vision, you might be excused for thinking it’s a rock group, or possibly a folk/roots, or even bluegrass ensemble. But you’d be wrong. What the Toronto-based quartet serves up is a musical bouillabaisse with... more

Feb. 28, 2018 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Don Schmid

If he hadn’t been so exhausted from a 23-hour train ride, Kevin Kane might have joined forces with fellow singer/guitarist Bryan Potvin 30 years sooner than he did. Back in 1984 (or possibly ’85), The Grapes of Wrath, a pop-rock group Kane fronted... more

Feb. 21, 2018 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Frostbite Music Festival Society

The Frostbite Music Festival returns in 2018 after going on hiatus in 2014, 2015 and 2017. The 2016 Frostbite Music Festival was a scaled down event, with only local musicians participating. This year, on a new date, the festival has embraced the... more

Feb. 21, 2018 midnight Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

The Skookum Jim Folklore Show has become an annual tradition that celebrates First Nation traditions, community and culture. The first Folklore Show was organized by the late Doris McLean, an elder and former chief of the Carcross/Tagish First... more

Feb. 14, 2018 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

The 2018 Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) features a strong Indigenous presence in this year’s films – and in the audience, with more than 40 guests attending from Outside. The weeklong event is put together by the Yukon Film Society and will... more

Jan. 31, 2018 midnight Photography - Film


Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Manu Kegenhoff

Bestiary, by Toronto-based artist Janet MacPherson, offers us a collection of porcelain animals, mostly bandaged or in pieces. Whitehorse artist Simon James Gilpin takes us for a walk through tangled thickets of oil paint and graffiti in... more

Jan. 24, 2018 midnight Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Onegin

Since Nakai Theatre launched the Pivot Festival in 2008, there have been some big names and unforgettable performances that have graced stages and pop-up theatre settings in Whitehorse. more

Jan. 17, 2018 midnight Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Wink Richardson

Jen Hodge had just spent five hectic days in Asheville, North Carolina, rehearsing every day and performing late into every night as part of the massive celebration of swing music known as Lindy Focus XVI. more

Jan. 17, 2018 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Musical ear candy – that’s how Daniel Janke describes the Problematic Orchestra. “It’s pretty wacky music,” he said of the 20-person chamber music group he directs. “Some of it is very playful, as the title implies. “It’s not often you get a... more

Dec. 13, 2017 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: courtesy Yukon Film Society

From chic, clean condos, to drafty old Chevy vans, the 2017 documentary film Vancouver: No Fixed Address brings you the residential experiences of, in the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald “the inexhaustible variety of life” in Canada’s most expensive... more

Nov. 22, 2017 midnight Photography - Film


Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: George Maratos

On June 20, 2016, Jenny Hamilton sat in quiet awe trying to take it all in. Her stand up career was about to take a significant leap in front of a packed house at the Yukon Arts Centre. When it was her time to go, Hamilton focused and told herself... more

Nov. 15, 2017 midnight Humour


Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

Just because their album is being released on November 24 doesn’t mean it’s finished. That’s what Daniel Ashley said over the phone from Montreal earlier this month, where he and his recording partners, the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers (DKD) were touring... more

Nov. 15, 2017 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

The new musical drama Stonecliff, which opens at the Yukon Arts Centre stage on Friday, November 17 (for four performances only!) tells the story of Michael J. Heney, the son of poor Irish immigrants in the Ottawa Valley who went on to build one... more

Nov. 01, 2017 midnight Literature


Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Brian Craig

Cathy Stubington doesn’t mind being in the shadows when she does a show. In fact, she prefers it. “My main interest has always come more from the making side, and the conceptual side, but I’m a puppeteer, as well. As a performer, I prefer to be... more

Nov. 01, 2017 midnight Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Jenni Grandfield

Prep your pipes: Klondike Karaoke is back. And even if you’re not onstage at the finals, you could be cheering from the crowd. For the second time this year, the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) and the Canadian Filipino Association of Yukon (CFAY) are... more

Oct. 25, 2017 midnight Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Karin Plato

Have you heard the one about the farmer’s daughter, the music teacher, the composer and the jazz singer? It’s not a joke. They’re all the same person: Karin Plato. Although she has called Vancouver home since 1985, Plato grew up on a grain farm... more

Oct. 25, 2017 midnight Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Miyuki Kato

Many people wouldn’t be surprised to hear that long-time Yukoner Josée Carbonneau is a passionate fisher. Like many northerners, Carbonneau has an affinity for fishing. It’s what she does with the fish that leaves people awestruck. Long after her... more

Oct. 18, 2017 midnight Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Courtesy of From the North

We deserve a pat on the back. That’s part of the point of From the North says Kim Winnicky, executive producer of the arts performance and show, a Canada 150 project being produced by Music Yukon. “We (in the territories) don’t often get a chance... more

Oct. 18, 2017 midnight Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: UW Digital Collections via

Any of the millions of passengers who have ridden the White Pass and Yukon Route - “the scenic railway of the world” - in the 117 years since its completion, would immediately recognize it as a marvellous technological achievement... more

Oct. 18, 2017 midnight Theatre - Dance

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