NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization August 3 to 9, 2009

July 31, 2009

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
August 3 to 9, 2009

Upcoming Activities
Activities are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise indicated.

Protective Amulets
Monday, August 3
Northern Salon
1 to 4 p.m.
Make your own Egyptian-inspired amulet after visiting the exhibition Tombs of Eternity, then use your creation to protect yourself, ward off evil, or even bring you good luck!

Sky Woman Falls to the Earth
Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7
1 to 3 p.m.
Grand Hall
Tales from Turtle Island presents the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) creation story “Sky Woman Falls to the Earth”, followed by Spirit of Dance, featuring contemporary movement, narration and performances of pow wow dancing.

Mythical Unicorns of Vietnam
Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Grand Hall
Celebrate one of our favourite mythical creatures — symbolizing peace, happiness and prosperity in Eastern cultures — with captivating performances of the Vietnamese Unicorn Dance. Performed by the Vietnamese Buddhist Youth Association.

Gilded Beasts
Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9
1 to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Corridor
Over this two-day period, Canadian artist Kathryn Finter, who specializes in fifteenth-century medieval painting and manuscript illumination, creates a bestiary page using gold leaf and tempera.

Knights in Shining Armour
Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Throughout the Museum
Rumour has it that mythical creatures have been found lurking throughout the Museum, and the Renfrews Knights are on a quest to hunt them down! Fear not, gentle visitor, for they have taken an oath to defend thee and protect thy Museum!

Experience History: Dramamuse
The Museum’s Theatre Company

 No Power Greater by Lib Spry
Wednesday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. (English) and 2:30 p.m. (French)
Thursday at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. (English) and 5:30 p.m. (French)
Canada Hall, “Labour Temple” Union Hall
No Power Greater will take you to the front line of the 1919 Winnipeg general strike. Meet strike leader Mrs. Helen Armstrong and three young men with very different opinions on the strike.
Duration: 25 minutes

Beaveriffic by Stephanie Burchell and Dramamuse
Every day except Wednesday
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (English)
2:30 p.m. (French)
Gallery D
In this Dramamuse play for families, you’ll meet Castor Canadensis, the famous beaver who appears on the first