Welcome to Yellowknifer’s events calendar. We try to offer readers a complete list of activities, with a focus on entertainment options and events put on by non-profit groups. Please submit items for consideration to: James O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week prior to the date. YKBuzz runs in the Weekend Yellowknifer print edition on Fridays.
East Coast Party
Newfoundland’s Dave McHugh performs at The Top Knight. Tickets available at Sutherland’s Drugs. $20.
Super Bingo in support of KidSport NWT
Check out the $100,000 SUPER BINGO June 23at Yellowknife Multiplex in support of KidSport NWT. Proceeds from SUPER BINGO will help KidSport support kids all across the Territory so everyone can “get in the game!” Tickets are $100 and available at the Tree of Peace, the Sport North Office or Community Representatives. For tickets call: 867-669-8326 or email: email@example.com
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Summer Solstice Slam
EDGE YK and NWT Brewing Company present Yellowknife’s Start-of-Summer Party Solstice Slam IV, featuring Foxanne, PIT!, Puppy DJ. At Folk On The Rocks beer garden site. A 19+ fully licensed event. Admission $20. Need A Ride? Free buses will be running all night starting from 8:30 p.m.atcity hall.
Music at the Museum
Members and students of Classics On Stage Yellowknife present a short concert mostly classical music for piano, flute and voice. It is the last free concert of the season for the group. The next event will be in the fall.
Midnight Sun Mudfling
Get ready for Yellowknife’s next mountain bike race, The Midnight Sun Mudfling. The race will take place Sunday on a beginner friendly trail at the Yellowknife Ski Club. Registration will be $20 for non-members, $15 for members, and free for kids 11 and under. Register online.
3 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Once again, the AFCY is organizing the Saint-Jean-Baptiste’s festivities. This day is to highlight the richness and the diversity of the Nordic Francophonie. Held at the Folk On The Rocks site. Schedule: 3 p.m., opening of the site, giant games, bar, public art; 4 p.m., start of the human foosball tournament; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. horse and pony rides; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. BBQ; 6 p.m. circus performance; 7 p.m. gourmet table; 7 :30 p.m. show of local artists; 9 p.m. Etienne Fletcher.
5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Rain or shine, the Yellowknife Farmers Market runs every Tuesday evening at Somba K’e Civic Plaza in front of City Hall from through Sept. 18. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a delicious dinner in the sun. Shop for locally grown produce, locally harvested fish, fresh baked breads, homemade jams, artisanal crafts and more!
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Multicultural Dance and BBQ
Free dancing event and BBQ to celebrate Multicultural Day at Fred Henne Territorial Park. With music and dancing from Latin, African, Indian, Middle Eastern cultures and more. At the kitchen shelter by the boat launch. Everyone is invited – kids, teenagers, adults and elders from all cultures and backgrounds. Sponsored by Get Active!
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Minor Hockey Chase the Ace
Sponsored by Yellowknife Minor Hockey Association. Tickets can be purchased at Twist. Draw will take place at approximately
8:10 p m. at Twist.
8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Game Show Cabaret: A ‘Fun’draiser for Queerlesque
Queerlesque provides an inclusive space for performers of all experience and identities to unite in one glitter filled cabaret spectacular. This summer, in its first year as an independent production, Queerlesque is aiming create an accessible venue. At this fundraiser, play games such As: Hands Free Donut Eating Competition; Animal Noise Impressions; and a Lip Synch Competition. Performances by: Uhura Tease!; Lady Accalia; and Devine Bellefleur! A Silent Auction with Amazing Prizes (prizes also TBA) Hosted by Ruby Slickeur and Nancy MacNeill. June 29 at the Top Knight. Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm
LIVE at the Black Knight Pub
Back in action for some pre-Canada Day fun, Runaway Dawson will be playing your favourite tunes on Friday June 29 in the Black Knight Pub and on Saturday June 30 in the Top Knight! Bring your dancing shoes.
Beers, Steers and Queers
On Saturday, June 30, Twin Pine Diner has a special fundraising dinner for NWT Pride. Beers, Steers and Queers is a night of BBQ and beer pairings. Cost is $75 per person. Reserve by messaging on Fcebook or call 873-4806. Limited spots available.
Aurora Illumination Concert Series is coming to The Black Knight Pub on this stop of the national tour featuring Saskatoon rockers The Sheepdogs. The only way to get tickets is to win ’em, head over to http://illuminationseries.ca You will have to register and you’ll receive “a confirmation email with details on what to expect next,” states organizers. Aurora is a a Canadian cannabis producer. “We’re celebrating cannabis culture in all its diversity. It’s not just a concert, it’s an Aurora experience unlike any other. We’re celebrating music, arts, legalization, and cannabis culture at every stop on the Illumination tour,” states its website. Registration closes on Tuesday, June 26 at 10 p.m. It is a 19 and older event.
Join Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife for a free drop-in style photography class with Samantha from Samantha Stuart Photography. During the two hour class, you’ll get to learn the ins-and-outs of taking great photos, and then you’ll go on a walk to put those newly learned skills to the test. Participants don’t need a real camera, as phone-cams. Youth who attend both drop-in classes will automatically go into consideration for the photography internship with Samantha Stuart Photography during the NWT Pride festivities.
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Swollen Members member Madchild featuring DJ Bacon at the Raven Pub, 5030-50 St. Tour Support: Shadowkeeperz & Guests. For 19 and older. Tickets: https://www.showpass.com/madchildyzf
July 20 to 22
Noon, opens daily
Folk On The Rocks 2018
The two-day weekend event (plus the Friday opening gala Warm the Rocks) has grown into one of Canada’s top summertime music and cultural festivals, drawing performers from the NWT, Nunavut and all across Canada for the North’s biggest party under the midnight sun. More than 24 hours of programming on five stages, including a children’s area and a beer garden, promises fun and enjoyment for all ages. Along with the music, crowds can savour international and traditional cuisine at the food fair, buy Northern creative works, and check out other non-profit groups and activities in the artisan tent. Find out more at: folkontherocks.com
August 3 to 5
Old Town Ramble & Ride festival
The 12th annual Ramble and Ride will again be a free, eco-friendly festival in the historic area of Yellowknife on the August long weekend. Every summer Old Town comes alive with multiple stages featuring local musicians, artist demonstrations, local vendors, public art projects, art workshops, Old Town art show, buskers, old time YK movie house, spoken word and poetry, grand prize draw, horse carriage rides, a children’s area complete with bouncy castle, story telling, face painting, music and more.