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14 days of stuff to do. Updated every second Thursday. Get your event listed for free – send the details to listings@planetsmag.com.

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Thursday 16

USASK IMPROV FESTIVAL Three day festival featuring performances by Usask Improv, Saskatoon Soaps, The No-No’s, LadyBits, U of A Improv and U of R Improv. STM140, University of Saskatchewan, March 16–18 at 7:30 p.m.

THIS NIGHT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE Podcast/karaoke/talk show with Brendan Flaherty. Amigos Cantina, Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.

GENS HELLQUIST SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC Free STI testing and all-ages drop-in. 320 21st St. W., Thursdays from 5–8 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

WEST COAST SWING Beginner dance lesson Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Intermediate 8:30 p.m., open dance 9 p.m. Toon Town Tavern. $2. See westcoastswingsaskatoon.com.

OPEN MIC All ages event runs every Thursday. Drift Café & Vista Lounge, 7–9 p.m.

Friday 17

MARCH-MELLOW TREAT Family-friendly sing-a-long with Sylvia Chave. The Refinery, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. $7 advance, $ 9 door, under 2 free. See ontheboards.ca.

BREAKING THE SILENCE CONFERENCE This conference on gender and sexual orientation includes a performance of The Pink Unicorn by Fire in the Hole Productions at 7:30 p.m., along with presentations on the theme “Looking Back, Moving Forward”. Sponsored by College of Education. Goodspeed Theatre, University of Saskatchewan, March 17–18. See usask.ca.

PRAIRIE CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN: SPEAKER SERIES Free webinar by Tara Mulhern-Davidson “A Perfect Partnership: Ranching & Native Prairie”. Noon. Register at attendee.gotowebinar.com/
register/4358082942974875139.

PRAIRIE CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN: SPEAKER SERIES Free webinar by Cameron Carlyle “Biodiversity in Alberta’s Grasslands”. 3 p.m. Register at attendee.gotowebinar.com/
register/4276113251103497218.

BEYOND MEXICAN RESORTS: BURRITOS, BURROS AND BUTTERFLIES Travel presentation by Blair McCann. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATOON COLLECTOR’S SHOW Features over 100 vendors selling antiques, wildlife art and other items. Hosted by Saskatoon Gun Club. Prairieland Park, 6–10 p.m., March 18 10 a.m.–6 p.m., March 19 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See saskatooncollectorsshow.com.

SPRING FLING This fundraiser features dinner, drinks and live music by Studio 54. Proceeds to Mary’s Hope Program which supports adult survivors of trauma and sexual abuse. Cathedral of Holy Family (123 Nelson Rd.), 6 p.m. See saskatoonrcdioceses.com.

SASKATOON SOAPS Comedy and improv on the theme “Improv Hell: Survival of the Funniest”. Broadway Theatre, 9:30 p.m. See saskatoonsoaps.com.

BLOODY MURDER Set in the British countryside in the 1930s, this comedic murder mystery by Ed Sala is presented by the Scared Scriptless Players. Brian King Centre (Warman), dinner theatre shows March 17–18 at 6:30 p.m., high tea matinees March 18–19 at 1 p.m. See scaredscriptlessplayers.ca.

HOLY GUACAMOLE Latin dance weekend. Tonight: LB Distillers, ladies workshop 7:30–8:30 p.m. with dance at 9 p.m. March 18: Delta Bessborough, workshops from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. with show at 8:30 p.m. and dance at 9:30 p.m. Register at saskatoonsalsa.com.

BLADES VS P.A. RAIDERS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

Saturday 18

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET 19th St. & Ave. B, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m.–2 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.

COUNTRY FARMS MARKETPLACE Market and tea room. Confederation Mall, Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See countryfarmsmarketplace.com.

LOST & FOUND PROJECT Fabric art workshop with Laura Hale. Co-presented with Saskatoon Open Door Society, Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture. Frances Morrison Library, Saturdays until April 22 from 1–4 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CANADA WEST SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP Fast and furious short track speed skating action. SaskTel Centre, March 18–19. See speedskating.ca.

SASKATOON ORCHARD EXTRAVAGANZA One-day seminar by Paul Hamer on growing saskatoons commercially. There’s a second seminar on March 25. $75. Register at picatic.com/SaskOrchardExtrMar18.

THE HTML 150 Free one-day seminar on coding presented by Lighthouse Labs. 111 Research Dr., 9:30 a.m. Register at thehtml500.com.

STRATFORD THEATRE: MACBETH Broadcast of a 2016 production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy.  Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

SASKATOON FAMILY EXPO Features a mix of fun and educational activities and presentations. Prairieland Park, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. $5 per person, $20 per family, under 2 free. This is followed by Ladies Night Out with comic Matthew Murray, spa services, socializing and shopping from 7:30–11 p.m. $19.95. See saskatoonfamilyexpo.com.

YOUNG NATURALIST: GREAT HORNED OWL Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, 1–3 p.m. By donation. Pre-register at saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

J.R. DINGWALL: FILM & DISCUSSION This event is open to adults and children, and celebrates Canada’s sesquicentennial. Grace Westminster United Church, 2 p.m.

JEFF BURTON: READING & SIGNING Author reads from his superhero story Auroraman, includes guest artist Justin Shauf. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

ARTISTS AGAINST HUNGER: AUCTION Organized by local artists, this event supports the CHEP Good Food program to encourage healthy nutrition in Saskatoon. Includes dinner followed by the auction. TCU Place, 5 p.m. $100. See chep.org.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 8–10:30 p.m. Campus Drive southwest. See physics.usask.ca/observatory.

Sunday 19

FAMILY THRIVE TIME Drop-in program with swimming and gym activities. YMCA (25 22nd St. E.), Sundays from 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. See ymcasaskatoon.org.

SPORT CARD & COLLECTIBLE SHOW Dealers from across the province will be selling, buying and trading merchandise. Nutana Legion Hall, noon–5 p.m. Free admission.

VINTAGE MOVERS & SHAKERS Held the third Sunday of every month, this brunch is for people 50+. Smitty’s in Market Mall, 12:15–1:15 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA Broadcast of contemporary ballets by Hans Van Manen, Sol León, Paul Lightfoot and Alexei Ratmansky. Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

COMEDY LAB OPEN MIC Evening of stand-up, sketch and improv comedy hosted by the Williamson brothers. Thirsty Scholar, every Sunday at 8 p.m.

TONIGHT IT’S POETRY Community stage with guest Erin Cotton. Amigos Cantina, 7:30 p.m. 19+. $5. See tonightitspoetry.com.

Monday 20

THINK INDIGENOUS EDUCATION Three-day conference for educators to learn about Indigenous knowledge & reconciliation. Saskatoon Inn & Convention Centre, March 20–22. See thinkindigenous.usask.ca.

CARD & BOARD GAMES Drop-in event for fans of board games. Glen at Crossmount, Mondays from 2–4 p.m. See theglenatcrossmount.ca.

INTRODUCTION TO LINOCUT Art workshop hosted by Void Gallery. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LADYBITS IMPROV COMEDY COLLECTIVE Amigos Cantina, 7:30 p.m. See amigoscantina.com.

Tuesday 21

SASKATCHEWAN INDIGENOUS HIV CONFERENCE This conference examines roles women can play in addressing HIV/AIDS, Guest-speakers include Sylvia McAdam and Jerry Saddleback. Delta Bessborough, March 21–22. Register at allnationshope.ca or call 306-924-8424.

JSGS LECTURE Allan Fogwill (CEO of Canadian Energy Research Institute) discusses “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in Canada through Electrification of Energy Services”. Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Centre, University of Saskatchewan, 10:30 a.m.–noon. See schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca.

TWO WEEK ROAD TRIP OF FRANCE Travel presentation. Alice Turner Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

HEALTHY YARDS FOR PRAIRIE GARDENERS Presentation by Saskatchewan Environmental Society with guest speakers Adrian Werner, Lisa Howse, Shannon Dyck and Vanessa Young. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSIC TALK Maestro Eric Petkau and Carissa Klopoushak, Kateryna Khartova and Joel Allison discuss the March 25 Masters concert A Golden Harvest: Ukrainian Celebration. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

BUILDING BRIDGES Hosted by Confucius Circle and Aboriginal Students Centre Parents Circle, features family friendly fun. Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, 5–7 p.m.

WOMEN’S NIGHT OUT Queer and allied women’s social. 320 21st St. W., Tuesdays at 7 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

GENDER REVOLUTION Transgender discussion group. 320 21st St. W., Tuesdays at 7 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

Wednesday 22

CABARET Opening Night. See Ongoing.

COFFEE ROW Social gathering for older LGBTQ adults. 320 21st St. W., Wednesdays from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

RAINBOW COFFEE Youth drop-in for 13–19 year old Gay Straight Alliance members, allies and friends. 320 21st St. W., Wednesdays from 4:30–9 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

DISCOVER DOCUMENTARIES Today: Film about Faye Schulman and her WWII experience as a Polish Jew. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

PAINTING TUTORIAL Family-friendly art class. Freda Ahenekew Library, 6 p.m., with a second session March 29 at 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DROP-IN BASKETBALL Open to members and guests. YWCA (510 25thSt.E.), Wednesdays 6:30–8 p.m. Members free, guests $6. See ywcasaskatoon.com.

SASKATCHEWAN PERENNIAL SOCIETY Shirley Tuttosi and Isabelle Ladwig discuss “Succulent Care”. Emmanuel Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskperennial.ca.

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL PLANNING Presentation by Dean Cadre. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Thursday 23

TRAVEL PRESENTATION Gordon Thomas explores several cities including Frankfurt, Canberra and Dubai. Mayfair Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

ADAM POTTLE: THE BUS Saskatoon author reads from his WWII novel about patients with mental health issues imprisoned by Nazis. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

NANCY LOVELL: DIGITALLY UNWRAPPING AN EGYPTIAN MUMMY Public talk hosted by Saskatchewan Archaeological Society. Rusty Macdonald Library, 7 p.m. See thesas.ca.

WRITE OUT LOUD Spoken word workshop for teens and young adults. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATOON CONCERT BAND: STEAK NIGHT FUNDRAISER Includes veggie option and open stage. Sutherland Bar, 5:30 p.m. See saskatoonconcertband.ca.

TOASTMASTERS PRESENTS Presentations by Toastmaster members on public speaking and leadership skills. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

ASKATUNE Music trivia with DJ Charly Hustle. Woods Alehouse, 8 p.m.

Friday 24

DRAGONS DEN AUDITIONS Geared to entrepreneurs who want to appear on the CBC program. 116 Research Dr., 9 a.m. Register at cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions.

TEMPLES OF ANGKOR Travel presentation. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN RUSH VS CALGARY ROUGHNECKS National Lacrosse League action. SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See saskrush.com.

SASKATCHEWAN BOOK AWARDS PT. I Reading and signing by authors who are nominated for 2017 SBAs: Lisa Bird-Wilson (The Red Files), Katherine Lawrence (Never Mind) and Sylvia Legris (The Hideous Hidden). McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

  1. PHARMACY Public event in which pharmacy students compete to show off their skills, knowledge and special talents. Held as part of Pharmacy Awareness Month. Louis’ Pub, show at 7 p.m. Proceeds to charity.

GARDENSCAPE: BACKYARD LIFESTYLE SHOW Trade show and demonstrations tied to gardening and other types of backyard recreation. Prairieland Park, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; March 25 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; March 26 10 a.m.–5 p.m. See gardenscapeshow.ca.

YUK YUKS COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Amy Bugg and Jeremy Furlong. Park Town Hotel, 9 p.m. Reserve tickets at 306-244-5564.

LAUGH SHOP COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Cory Mack and Tommy Melfor. Ramada Hotel, show at 9 p.m. See ramadasaskatoon.ca.

Saturday 25

THE HYPNO SHOW Entertainment by hypnotist Roger Boucher with opening set by Off the Cuff improv troupe. The Refinery, 7 p.m. Recommended for 15+. $25 advance. See ontheboards.ca.

THE MET: LIVE IN HD Broadcast of Mozart’s Idomeneo. Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

ART REACH Drop-in art-making on the theme Animal Prints hosted by Remai Modern. Frances Morrison Library, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. See remaimodern.org.

SASKATOON MARCH FOR MIDWIVES Gathering to promote the role of midwives in pre and post-natal care. Royal University Hospital, 1 p.m.

EPILEPSY STIGMA: LET’S SHAKE IT OFF FUNDRAISER Includes dinner, silent auction, live entertainment and a presentation by Purple Day founder Cassidy Megan. Western Development Museum, 6 p.m. $50. E-mail SaskEpilepsyProgram@gmail.com.

JEFF DUNHAM: PERFECTLY UNBALANCED Performance by master puppeteer and his zany cast of characters. SaskTel Centre, 5 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

4H SASKATCHEWAN CENTENNIAL This gala features guest speaker Temple Grandin, the hall of fame induction ceremony, and a celebration of 4H history in Saskatchewan. Saskatoon Inn, 5:15 p.m. See 4-h.sk.ca/100thanniversarygala.

NAUGHTY BINGO Fun-filled bingo game with half-time burlesque show. Free Flow Dance, 6:30 p.m. 19+. $10, plus $2 per round. See rosebudburlesque.com.

8 O’CLOCK JUMP Social dance hosted by Saskatoon Lindy Hop. Salle Seguin, 8 p.m. See saskatoonlindyhop.wildapricot.org.

CHRIS GUDGEON: ASSDEEP IN WONDER Reading and signing for poetry book exploring sexuality, addiction and loss. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Sunday 26

BODY OF ART Show and auction of art by Saskatoon artists with live music and refreshments. Partial proceeds to the artist, with remainder to Saskatoon Sexual Health. Albert Community Centre, viewing at 3 p.m., auction at 4 p.m. $40. See picatic.com/bodyofart.

NATIONAL CONGRESS ON RURAL EDUCATION The theme is “Strengthening The Circle & Creating Connections”. TCU Place, March 26–28. See selu.usask.ca.

ART REACH Drop-in art-making session hosted by Remai Modern. Freda Ahenekew Library, 2–4 p.m. See remaimodern.org.

SASKATCHEWAN AVIATION MUSEUM: AGM Open to the public, this event includes discussion on the museum’s future. Saskatoon Airport (Hangar 5), 2–4 p.m. See saskaviation.com.

TONIGHT IT’S POETRY Community stage featuring Liam Cody. Amigos Cantina, 7:30 p.m. 19+. $5. See tonightitspoetry.com.

Monday 27

LIVE 5 IN CONVERSATION Producers of Southern Dandy 75 discuss the comedy which runs at The Refinery from March 30–April 9. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Tuesday 28

EVERYBODY’S BOOK CLUB Today: Miriam Toews’ All My Puny Sorrows. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

KIMMY BEACH: NUALA: A FABLE Reading and signing for novel that explores the nature of love, possessiveness, jealousy and autonomy. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE Guest-speaker Victoria Harms: The Lefts and Rights of Everyday Life: Asymmetries in Brain and Behavior. Winston’s Pub, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 29

PRAIRIE CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN: SPEAKER SERIES Free webinar by Joe Smith examining the impact of cropland conversion on Greater Sage Grouse. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE Graduate students in different disciplines share their research and participate in the Three-Minute Thesis competition. GSA Commons, University of Saskatchewan, March 29–31. See usask.ca.

DISCOVER DOCUMENTARIES Today: Grasslands Project. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

IAN MCKAY & JAMIE SWIFT: THE VIMY TRAP, OR HOW WE LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE GREAT WAR Reading and signing for book which critiques the nation-building mythology around the Battle of Vimy Ridge. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.


Ongoing

VIGILANTE This rock musical retells the shocking tale of the Black Donnellys who met a violent end after years of turmoil in rural Ontario. Rawlco Radio Hall, March 17–18 at 8 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

PLAYING WITH FIRE: THEO FLEURY STORY Adapted from the autobiography written by Fleury and Kirstie McLellan Day, this play is performed entirely on skates and synthetic ice, and tells the story of the player’s troubled path to NHL stardom. Rawlco Radio Hall, March 22–25, 8 p.m., March 26 at 2 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

CABARET Student presentation of the musical based on Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories that captures the artistic ferment and political upheaval in Berlin in the late 1920s. Directed by Julia Jamison. Greystone Theatre, March 22–April 1. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

ISKOTEW This drama by Jennifer Bishop sees a young Indigenous woman travel to Montreal to pursue her dream of being a MMA champion. Presented by Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre. Studio 914, until March 17. See gtnt.ca.

CARALEIGH CURRIE: LOCAL INSPIRATIONS Exhibition of photographs by local artist. London Drugs Photo Counter (134 Primrose Dr.), until April 15.

ELLEN MOFFAT: SMALL SONORITIES: MATERIAL SIGNALS Video installation exploring the relationship between sound, vibration and material objects. View online at remaimodern.org until March 31.

DONATION DRIVE You are invited to drop off indoor and outdoor clothing and personal care items for homeless veterans and law enforcement personnel. Donations can be made at any of 171 Saskatchewan Legion branches until March 31. Co-organized with The Lighthouse in Saskatoon. 306-525-8739.

KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA: DOOR-TO-DOOR CAMPAIGN The Saskatoon branch is holding a fundraising drive until March 26. To volunteer as a canvasser or donate visit kidney.ca.sk.