Event Schedule- 2016

Jul
29
Fri
Friday All Events! July 29th – 2016
Jul 29 all-day

Old Town Art Show @ 3605 Franklin Ave

      Come see beautiful Old Town inspired art created by locals and get your Diamond Passport stamp.

       12-4pm

 

Gallery of the Midnight Sun

       12:30 to 2:30 pm – Dreamcatcher Workshop with Miki Yamada (no charge, supplies included, limit of 8 people, call to reserve #873-8064)

 

Down to Earth Gallery

       Community Mosaic making  1- 4pm

 

Weaver & Devore Trading LTD.

       10% off all clothing and dry goods on the upper level. Get your Diamond Passport stamped here.

 

Old Town Bike Works

     All week 25% off bike rentals.

 

Kick Off Bike Rally @ Somba K’E park, 6pm

      Family friendly, dress your bike to impress! Meet up for a bike rally through downtown and ends at Down to Earth Gallery.

 

Festival Kick Off Concert @ Down to Earth Gallery, 7pm-11pm – Free!

        Coffee House 7-11 pm  Coffee and lemonade (free)

        Bannock by Bessie

        MC Tony Foliot

        6:30 pm – Chris Jonah

        7:30 pm – Dan the One Man Band

        8:30 pm – Quantum Tangle

        9:30 pm – The Bushman NT

Jul
30
Sat
Saturday ALL Events! July 30th – 2016
Jul 30 all-day

Architectural Tour of Old Town @ Guy Architects

     10:00am – 11:45am  Architectural tour of Old Town on Saturday morning. Pick up your Diamond  Passport and get it stamped!

        Meet at Guy Architects 3528 McDonald Drive. Free!

 

Welcome & Info Table @ Hak’s Auto Body

       11 am- 4 pm Pick up a schedule and your Diamond Passport.

       Arrive by bike & collect a stamp!

MUSIC

Down to Earth Gallery- Cory Vanthuyne Stage

 12:00pm – Anthony Davenport

 1:00pm – Intro to Salsa Workshop & Performance

 2:00pm – Kohen Hammond

 3:00pm – Mary Caroline

Government Dock

     12:00pm – Rebels Without Applause

     1:00pm – Midnight Soul

      2:00pm – Dan the One Man Band

      3:00pm – Priscilla’s Revenge

Old Town Bike Works Stage

    12:00pm – Thomas Twins

     1:00pm – Nick Jackson

     2:00pm – Lyle Fabian

      3:00pm – Mariane Vadeboncoeur

Gallery of the Midnight Sun

  1:00 pm Two Sisters

CKLB Radio 101.9

   12 – 5pm The request show.

    2:00pm – Miranda Currie

Bullocks

 1:30pm – Nara Dalipos

Just Furs

   1:00pm – Taylor Saracuse

Wildcat Cafe

    1:00pm – Jim Taylor

Dan the One Man Band

  Will be busking throughout the festival.

Local Artist beautify Old Town dumpsters & bench

         Nick MacIntosh, Sandy Craig, and Constantina Guy will be painting around the festival.

         A brand new bench will be added and painted at the Cultural Crossroads Park.

 

Cultural Crossroads Park- (next to the Johnsons)

           Knit Bombing throughout the festival.

           Bench Painting by local artist Constantina Guy.

           Open invite to picnic, do yoga, tai chi, nap in the sun and enjoy the beautiful park.

 

Waterfront Market @ Government Dock

         11am – 4pm  Food, Art vendors, Music.

         Visit the Ecology North table show them your reusable dish, mug, or bottle and receive a stamp.

 

Yellowknife Dance Collective – Moving Spaces

           2:00pm – Free!

          The performance starts @ Government dock, travels to Dancing Moose (backyard), then Latham Island causeway, and ends at the base of Pilots Monument.

Old Town Art Show @ 3605 Franklin Ave

          Come see beautiful Old Town inspired art created by locals and get your Diamond Passport stamp.

          11-4pm

Gallery of the Midnight Sun – Events

          12:00 to 3:00 Lemonade & Dessert Squares $3 (all proceeds go to NWT Pride)

          12:00 to 12:45 Musician

          1:00 – 3:00pm Sculpture Demonstration by Derrald Taylor

          1:00 to 4:00- caribou hair tufting demonstration by Julia Pokiak Trennert

          1:00 to 2:00 Qulliq (Inuit Oil Lamp) lighting demonstration by Rassi

         Nashalik

          1:00pm  Two Sisters – Throatsingers Tanya Roach and Anna Seagrave

NWT Pride

Dog Washing Station @ Gallery of the Midnight Sun

We will wash your dog or allow you to wash your dog at our station. Each dog will cost 15 dollars. Will also have a table with some NWT Pride goodies for sale.

Down to Earth Gallery

Music & Events at the Cory Vanthuyne Stage all day.

Coffee on all day- Free 

          Community mosaic  11-5 pm

          Workshops –  1-4 Cathie Harper  Create your own unique Reed Fish$10

        12-5 Sealskin Mitt Workshop   with Gerri Sharpe  $80 (some sewing     experience beneficial)(4-5hrs)

         Board games all day!!!

Bachata Dancing Performance &

Intro to Salsa workshop – Free

@ Down to Earth Gallery – 1:00pm

w/ Thomas Jono

1 pm – Discover and learn the basic steps of salsa dancing and dance to the music. It is fun and a great way to meet new people while dancing in a Latin culture. For the performance, I will do a Dominican Bachata demo. Dominican Bachata dancing is all footwork and primarily done solo and is originally danced in the Dominican Republic.

JAMmed Studio

Original acrylic landscape artist Jessica A. McVicker from JAMmed Studio will be giving away one of her original landscape paintings and 4 workshop passes! Come by to get your Diamond Passport stamp.

 

Old Time Yellowknife Films

Located in historic cabin next to Gallery of the Midnight Sun.

12 – 4 pm

Open stage storytelling and poems @ 1pm & 3pm.  Stop by and sign  up to be on the list!

 

YK ARCC @  Johnson Building

YK ARCC invites you to contribute your design ideas for a repaint of the Johnson Building Doors!  Stop by the booth in front of the painted-eyes and find out what YK ARCC is up and how you can get involved in the arts in your community! Saturday only!

 

Wood Fish Painting! In front of Johnson’s Building w/ Diane Boudreau

12 – 4pm  Join in and paint a wood fish that will go up on display in Old Town. Free.

 

Nadji Architects – 3601 Franklin Ave

1:30 – 3:30pm

Lemonade stand out front!

1:30 – 3:30pm Watercolour course for beginners.

Registration fee: $40 (workshop materials will be provided)

Registration is required by 5:00 pm  July 29,

Contact number: 766-3333

 

Mother Earth Rocks – 3608 Franklin Avenue

10am – 9pm

Come visit our home studio: Meet some artists and see their work. (Sewing, carving, jewelry and more).

See the wildflowers in our gardens. We would love to meet you.

 

Just Furs – 3602 Franklin Ave

Food Vendors outside the shop,  will also have local handicrafts for Sale. Get a stamp for your passport!

 

Kids in the Yard @ Dancing Moose Cafe

  • 11am-4pm Come and enjoy various activities including, Bouncy Castle, Bike Decorating, Bubbles, Face Painting, lots of Arts and Crafts, Music, Dancing, Prizes, Magic,  Storytellers and more!
  • 11:30-12:15: Freeze Dance and Fun with DJ Sami
  • 12:30-1:15: Miranda Currie
  • 1:30-2:00: Storytelling with Elizabeth Monroe
  • 2:00-3:00: Dance Collective – Moving Spaces
  • 3:00-4:00: More Fun…

 

Old Town Glassworks/ Old Town Bikeworks

Open 11:00-5:00 Sat & Sun.

Outdoor stage w/ live music from 12:30- 4:30 pm

In-store sale 10% off selected items.

Historic property 1/2 hr tours and glass-making demos @ 11:30-12:00 / 2:00-2:30 / 4:30-5:00.  Tour tickets $15 includes $5 off gift store purchases and a chance to win a free glass at the end of each tour! Limited space available for tours and workshops. Call Old Two Glassworks at 669-7654 to make bookings.

2 hr glass making workshops start at 12:00 and 2:30, regular pricing applies.

Old Town Bikeworks: free bike safety checks and clearance sale. Free “Ready to fix” bikes, a large assortment of refurbished bikes for sale and 25% off bicycle rentals all weekend.

 

CKLB 101.9 FM – The Request Show – 4 Lessard Dr

12 – 5pm

“The Request Show” being broadcasted live, will have a co-host outside of the station, inviting people to make their song requests or greetings live on the radio!

Bessie’s Bannock & Stew on the front porch.

Live Music with Miranda Currie @ 2:00pm

 

Weaver & Devore Trading LTD.

10% off all clothing and dry goods on the upper level. Get your Diamond Passport stamped here.

 

Air Tindi – Float Plane Tours

20 minute aerial tour of Yellowknife and area on our Caravan on Floats. The cost will be $80.00 for adults and $60.00 for children 12 years and under.

        People can stop into the Floatbase, email occ@airtindi.com, or call

        867-669-8218 to reserve a spot. There is space for 7 people per tour.

 

NWT Brewing Co.

Merchandise booth, brewery tours, and a concession stand with Tacos-to-go!  Pub open with brunch going from 10:30-2pm.   

 

Homes North – Cabins

Open House on Bretzlaff Drive, just follow the signs.  

 

Yellowknife Racquet Club

Stop by to get your Diamond Passport stamped and receive a free guest pass for the club!

 

Twin Pine Diner – 1st Year Anniversary

10am-2pm  Saturday brunch. Come grab a bite and your Diamond Passport stamp!

1st year anniversary collaboration dinner with two Canadian Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson of Charcut and Charbar from Calgary. The dinner has 2 seatings one at 6pm & 8pm. Need tickets to attend.

 

Wildcat Cafe

3904 Wiley RD.

Open 10:30am – 9 pm

Musicians on the balcony featuring Jim Taylor 1pm

Jul
31
Sun
Sunday ALL Events! July 31st – 2016
Jul 31 all-day

Feeding the Fire Ceremony @ Cultural Crossroads Park

12:00pm w/ Sarah Cleary

12:00pm  Two Sisters Throat Singing  

Bessie’s Bannock

1 pm  Open invite to picnic, do yoga, tai chi, nap in the sun and enjoy the beautiful park.

Bench painting by local artist Constantina Guy

 

Welcome & Info Table @ Hak’s Auto Body

Pick up your Diamond Passport

Arrive by bike collect a stamp!

 

MUSIC

Down to Earth Gallery- MLA Cory Vanthuyne Stage

12:00pm – Jonathan Churcher

1:00pm – Jay Gilday

2:00pm – Johnny Rex

3:00pm – Miranda Currie

Government Dock

12:00 pm – The Bushman NT

1:00 pm – Bellydancing Workshop & Performance with Jade

2:00 pm – Quantum Tangle

3:00 pm – Diga

4:00 pm – The Celeigh Cardinal Band

Old Town Glass Works Stage

12:00 pm – Chris Jonah

1:00 pm – Darin Woodbury

2:00 pm – Jeremy Flatt

3:00 pm – Peter Cullen

Wildcat

1:00 pm – Taylor Saracuse

 

Gallery of the Midnight Sun

2:00 pm – Thomas Twins  

Dan the One Man Band

Will be busking throughout the festival.

Waterfront Market @ Government Dock

12 am – 4pm  Food, Art vendors, Music.

Visit the Ecology North table show them your reusable dish, mug, or bottle and receive a stamp.

 

Bellydancing Performance and Workshop – Free

@ Government Dock

1:00 pm followed by a Free workshop.

Jade is a local bellydance performer and instructor with 12 years of experience. She’s learned from instructors and styles from all over the world. Jennifer fell in love with belly dance 9 years ago and she’s decided to start bellydancing again alongside Jade. They will perform  a famous modern Egyptian song: Shik Shak Shok by Hassan Abou El Seoud.

Workshop: for the next half hour Jade will be teaching an all-levels overview of the four types of movements in belly dance. You’ll learn some of the most popular action, single action, slow and travelling belly dance movements. If you’re interested in learning more contact Jade through her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JadeArabesqueBellyDance

 

Yellowknife Dance Collective – Moving Spaces

2:00pm – Free!

The performance starts @ Government dock, travels to Dancing Moose (backyard), then Latham Island causeway, and ends at the base of Pilots Monument.

 

Old Town Art Show @ 3605 Franklin Ave

12- 4 pm

Come see beautiful Old Town inspired art created by locals and get your Diamond Passport stamp.

 

Local Artist beautify Old Town dumpsters & bench

Nick MacIntosh, Sandy Craig, and Constantine Guy will be painting around the festival.

A brand new bench will be added and painted at the Cultural Crossroads Park.

 

Gallery of the Midnight Sun – Events

12:00 to 3:00 Lemonade & Dessert Squares $3 (all proceeds go to NWT Pride)

1:00 – 3:00pm Sculpture Demonstration by Derrald Taylor

1:00 to 4:00 – Caribou Hair Tufting Demonstration by Julia Pokiak

         Trennert

12:30 to 2:00 – Caroline McCamley watercolour demonstration

2:00pm – Thomas Twins Music

Carriage Rides by North Country Stable (front parking lot by the flags) Price $20 per adult and $10 kids 10 and under

 

Old Time Yellowknife Films &

Spoken Word

Located in historic cabin next to Gallery of the Midnight Sun.

12 – 4 pm Films from historic Yellowknife.

1-2  pm Spoken Word Performance w/  Jacq Brass, Batiste Foisy, Amber O’Reilly.  Three local poets promise a fun and captivating set. These words will reach out to you, Yellowknifers.  Inspired by their experiences here and away, they each present unique perspectives through their art.

 

Down to Earth Gallery

Music & Events at the MLA Cory Vanthuyne Stage all day.

Coffee on all day- Free

Sunday  12 – 5 pm

Community Mosaic   12 – 4 pm

Workshops – Sealskin Mitt Workshop with Gerri Sharpe – $80

Henna Temporary Body Art by Simplement Henna  12 – 4pm 

Live Music & Free coffee all day

 

JAMmed Studio

Original acrylic landscape artist Jessica A. McVicker from JAMmed Studio will be giving away one of her original landscape paintings and 4 workshop passes! Come by to get your Diamond Passport stamp.

 

Homes North – Cabins

Open House on Bretzlaff Drive, just follow the signs.

 

Wood Fish Painting! In front of Johnson’s Building w/ Diane Boudreau

12- 4pm  Join in and paint a wood fish that will go up on display in Old Town. Free.

 

Mother Earth Rocks – 3608 Franklin Avenue 

10am – 9pm

Come visit our home studio: Meet some artists and see their work. (Sewing, carving, jewelry and more).

See the wildflowers in our gardens. We would love to meet you!

 

Nadji Architects – 3601 Franklin Ave

Lemonade stand out front! Open all day to pick up your stamp.

 

Just Furs – 3602 Franklin Ave

Food Vendors outside the shop,  will also have local handicrafts for Sale. Get a stamp for your passport!

 

Kids in the Yard @ Dancing Moose Cafe

12-4pm  Come and enjoy various activities including, Bouncy Castle, Bike Decorating, Bubbles, Face Painting, lots of Arts and Crafts, Music, Dancing, Prizes, Magic  and more!

12:15-1:00: Freeze Dance and Fun with DJ Sami

1:15-2:00: Miranda Currie

2:00-3:00: Dance Collective – Moving Spaces

3:00-4:00: Rat Lake Puppets with Daron Letts

 

Old Town Glassworks/ Old Town Bikeworks

Open 11:00-5:00 Sat & Sun.

Outdoor stage with live music from 12:00-4:00.

In-store sale 10% off selected items.

Historic property 1/2 hr tours and glass-making demos @ 11:30-12:00 / 2:00-2:30 / 4:30-5:00.  Tour tickets $15 includes $5 off gift store purchases and a chance to win a free glass at the end of each tour! Limited space available for tours and workshops. Call Old Two Glassworks at 669-7654 to make bookings.

2 hr glass making workshops start at 12:00 and 2:30, regular pricing applies.

Air Tindi – Float Plane Tours

20 minute aerial tour of Yellowknife and area on our Caravan on Floats. The cost will be $80.00 for adults and $60.00 for children 12 years and under.

        People can stop into the Floatbase, email occ@airtindi.com, or call

        867-669-8218 to reserve a spot. There is space for 7 people per tour.

NWT Brewing Co. – The Woodyard Pub

Merchandise booth, brewery tours, and a concession stand with Tacos-to-go!  Open Sunday from 12-8pm.  

 

Yellowknife Racquet Club

Stop by to get your Diamond Passport stamped and receive a free guest pass for the club!

 

Twin Pine Diner

Collaboration brunch with Connie DeSousa and John Jackson of Charcut and Charbar starting at 10am. Open to the public. No reservations needed!

 

Wildcat Cafe

3904 Wiley RD.

Open 10:30am – 9 pm

Music on the balcony featuring Taylor Saracuse 1 pm

Final Event – Diamond Draw!

Enter your passport for you chance to win an NWT diamond and other great  prizes.

Draw to be held @ Government Dock 4:00pm

Followed by The Celeigh Cardinal Band!