Yk Buzz events around Yellowknife

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: Michele Taylor at editorial@nnsl.com. Must be received a few days in advance to ensure being considered for publication.


March 15

11:30 a.m.
Business Club Luncheon with Innovative Solutions Canada at NWT Commerce Place
Innovative Solutions Canada – a new program by the Government of Canada – has launched. Through this small business innovation program, 20 federal departments must spend a combined $100M by launching challenges for Canadian small/medium-sized enterprises to solve.

Come learn more about what that means for Canadian Innovators at our free luncheon with representatives from Innovative Solutions Canada.

March 16 – March 23

Fish camp with Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife
This FREE drop-in style camp is being put on by Jiah who runs our Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ Program.
Over the course of one week, participants will:
-Learn how to set nets and check them
-Learn how to process fish caught
-Learn how to make dryfish
-Make fish scale art with Charlotte Overvold
Food, company, a tent and warm fire will all be set up for you to come by and hang out at the fish camp. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

March 21

12 p.m.
Environmental Programming with NT Chamber
Please join NT Chamber at the Days Inn for a discussion with Dan Drimes about Environmental Programs and the Benefits to the NWT Economy as part of of the #GNWT Speaker Series on Post Secondary Education. Lunch will be provided

March 21

6 p.m.
Community Social at NUP
There will be a community social at NUP on March 21st at 6 PM. Come out and have dinner and socialize with other community members. You are welcome to bring some food if you like.
The event will feature drumming, guitars, singing and door prizes.
Please contact William Greenland for more information. 446-1346.

March 22

9 p.m.
Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening
The Rainbow Coalition is partnering with Ptarmicon to bring you Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Northern Unites Place. Tickets will be available at Let Me Knot during business hours, and at the Rainbow Centre (we will post when we are having ticket sale times). Chips & pop will be available for purchase at the event.
We have two showings this night:
9pm: 14A, minors accompanied by adults.
12pm: 19+, no minors

March 22

2 p.m.
Family Fun Day with the City of Yellowknife
The City of Yellowknife and the RCMP invite you to participate in Family Fun Night on Friday, March 22 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us for a fun game of dodgeball and free time on the other half of the field. Please bring indoor shoes and a good attitude.

March 22

7 p.m.
Northern Conversations presents Live Better Longer
Loss and Resilience (tapping into our inner strength to take on BIG challenges)
Petra Schulz, co-founder of Moms Stop The Harm (Edmonton and France Benoit, Film maker/gardener Yellowknife).
Joins us at the Baker Centre for a TEDx video presentations and an open conversation about overcoming loss and taking on Canada’s opioid crisis from a survivor’s perspective.

March 30

1 p.m.
Frozen Prose at the Snowking’s Castle
Here is your chance to share your new story, poem, spoken word, or creative non-fiction. At this community open mic you will have the stage for 3 minutes to do with as you please. There will also be surprise performances by locally published authors.

April 6

7 p.m.
Grapes of Wrath at the Top Knight 
YK ROCKS THE TOP KNIGHT CONCERT SERIES presents multi-platinum selling recording artists, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, as they return to Yellowknife on Saturday, April 6th at The Top Knight. This year they are celebrating the 35th anniversary of their debut EP and the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough album, Now and Again.
Tickets are on sale NOW at The Black Knight Pub. Tickets are $45. $50 at the door. A $2 service charge will be applied to all ticket sales. Ticket sales are CASH ONLY at the bar