CITY EVENTS

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 20

COUNTRY FARMS MARKETPLACE Marketand tea room. Confederation Mall, Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See countryfarmsmarketplace.com.

GENS HELLQUIST SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC Free STI testing and all-ages drop-in. OUTSaskatoon, Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

THURSDAY NIGHT ART MARKET This show and sale by local craft artists runs every Thursday until Sept. 7. Market Square (Ave. A S. & 19th St. W.), 4-9 p.m. See thursdaynightartmarket.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.

HIW WILDSIDE WRESTLING: REDEMPTION ROAD Professional wrestling. Sutherland Hall, 8 p.m. See hiwcanada.com.

ASK-A-TUNE Trivia with name-that-tune theme. Woods Alehouse, 8 p.m.

Friday 21

SASKATOON DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL Over 1100 rowers take to the South Saskatchewan River in teams of 22 to raise funds for charity by paddling their posteriors off. The event also includes cultural and social activities, with proceeds to Children’s Wish Foundation of Saskatchewan and Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan. July 21-22. See facilitymarketing.com

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Marquis Downs, every Friday and Saturday, post time at 6:35 p.m. See marquisdowns.com.

THE RE-MELTING: KARAOKE & GRILLED CHEESE 2 Fundraiser for Free Flow Dance Centre with guest host Mr. Foxx. 224 25th St. W., 7:30 p.m. $5 door fee. 19+. See freeflowdance.com.

YUK YUKS COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Jason Fredrickson & Eric Amber. Park Town Hotel, 9 p.m. Reserve tickets at 306-244-5564.

Saturday 22

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET 414 Ave. B S., Tuesday through Friday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. On July 22-23, the annual Saskatoon Berry Festival will be held. See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.

GANBATTE 2017 This anime convention starts with a screening of the Japanese film Spirited Away at the Roxy Theatre July 21 at 7 p.m., and includes vendor displays, games room, celebrity guests, panel discussions on cosplay and other aspects of anime culture, and concludes with an all-ages dance and after-party on Sunday. TCU Place, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., July 23 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See ganbatte.ca.

ART REACH: MINI ART GALLERIES Drop-in art-making hosted by Remai Modern. Frances Morrison Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See remaimodern.org.

SHAKESPEARE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN: POP-UP READING Local actors under director Curtis Peeteetuce present a reading of All’s Well That Ends Well with post-reading discussion led by Joanne Rochester. Frances Morrison Library, 1 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

JE CHANTE À CHEVAL Features music, poetry and satire, this French-language performance promises to put the “Wild” back in “The Wild West”. Presented by La Troupe du Jour. Shows tonight at 909 7th Ave N. at time t.b.a., and Flint Saloon on July 24 at 9 p.m. See ltdj.dreamhosters.com.

JACKPINE PRESS CHAPBOOK LAUNCH Featured authors are Phil Hall (Notes on Assemblage), Adrienne Gruber (The Rope) and Melanie Merasty (When the Fire Leaves). Woods Alehouse, 7 p.m.

DESERT BEATS BELLY DANCE Family-friendly celebration of Middle Eastern dance and culture with guest artists Saskatoon Salsa, Pound, DancEgypt and Cassandra Eve. Rawlco Radio Hall, 7:30 p.m. See desertbeatsbellydance.ca.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 9:15-11:45 p.m. Campus Drive southwest. See physics.usask.ca/observatory.

Sunday 23

BRITS BY THE BESS Bentley, Jaguar, MG, Rolls-Royce, Mini and Land Rover are some of the vehicles that will be represented at this annual showcase hosted by Saskatchewan British Car Club. Delta Bessborough, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See sbcc.ca.

MIDSUMMER SHOW ‘N SHINE Proceeds from this auto showcase go to The Crisis Nursery. 286 Venture Cres., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

ART REACH: FOODIE BUTTONS Drop-in art-making hosted by Remai Modern. Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, 1-3 p.m. See remaimodern.org.

TONIGHT IT’S POETRY: POETRY KARAOKE Spoken word event. Amigos Cantina, 8 p.m. $5. See tonightitspoetry.com.

Monday 24

PRAIRIE CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN: FREE WEBINAR Kylie Garchinski of the Nature Conservancy of Canada discusses “Prioritizing Conservation in Saskatchewan”. Noon.

DANCE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN Summer series of dance performances in a tent on the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival site. Tonight: Embracing Diversity, featuring dance works drawn from different cultures. Pre-show at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Adult $20, Senior & Student $15. See dancesask.com.

CARDS AGAINST COLONIALISM Riffing on the popular (if misanthropic) table-top game Cards Against Humanity, this event invites reflection on Canada’s colonial history. Host Dakota Rae Hebert, with panelists Tenille Campbell, Melody Wood, Colin Dingwall and the Williamson brothers. Capitol Music Club, 7:30 p.m. $10.

Tuesday 25

CONVERSATION CIRCLE Geared to people looking to become fluent in English. Alice Turner Library, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. until Aug. 29. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SWINGIN’ ON THE SASKATCHEWAN River Landing Amphitheatre, every Tuesday until Sept. 26. Beginner lesson 7 p.m., dancing 8-10 p.m. No partner required, all skill levels welcome. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca.

PRO TRUCK INVITATIONAL In addition to racing, cash and donated clothing and personal hygiene items are being collected for Bridge on 20th. Wyant Group Raceway, 7 p.m. See wyantgroupraceway.ca.

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 26

BIO-BLITZ This day-long event sees people collect data on different birds, small mammals, invertebrates and plants in the Meewasin Northeast Swale area. Runs from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. See meewasin.com.

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 and allies. 320 21st St. W., Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN: WALKING TOURS Free 1.5 hour tours of the campus are being offered Wednesdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. until Aug. 30. See usask.ca.

GLASS GEM MARBLE MAGNETS Drop-in family-friendly program. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

READINGS BY THE RIVER Hosted by Vijay Kachru, with writers Cheryl Chatterson, Suzanne Johnston and Eric Neufeld. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Community Tent, 6:15-7:15 p.m. See skwriter.com.

LEGO ROBOTICS Drop-in program for teens and adults to work with Lego Mindstorm robots. J.S. Wood Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

NASCAR PINTY’S SERIES RACE This event will feature some of the top drivers in Canada in a NASCAR style race. Wyant Group Raceway, 6 p.m. See autoclearingmotorspeedway.ca.

Thursday 27

HANDS ON GOLF TOURNAMENT Includes 18 holes of golf, a live and silent auction, and dinner. Dakota Dunes Golf Links & Casino, 1 p.m. Proceeds to Hands On Outreach & Development Centre which serves Saskatoon’s inner city youth. See handsonoutreach.ca.

FOLKFEST GALA Get a sneak peek of this year’s FolkFest celebration which runs Aug. 17-19. Includes live entertainment and cuisine stations. Prairieland Park, 6 p.m. See saskatoonfolkfest.com.

MARGY REID: ONCE BROKEN Reading and signing for young adult thriller. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Friday 28

CLUB CONNECT North Saskatoon Business Association breakfast, with guest speaker Aviva Kohen of Tourism Saskatoon. Parktown Hotel, registration 7:10 a.m. See nsbasask.com.

YUK YUKS COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Garrett Clark & Brett Forte. Park Town Hotel, 9 p.m. Reserve tickets at 306-244-5564.

Sunday 30

NEST SECRET GARDEN TOUR Self-directed tour of several private gardens with proceeds to support the NEST coalition of churches and individuals who help with refugee resettlement. Gardens are open between 1-5 p.m. See nestsaskatoon.net.

DENNIS RIMMER: THE GREAT CANADIAN NOTEBOOK Signing for a non-fiction book by Saskatchewan journalist. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

GARDEN HAUS Show and sale of art including paintings, pillows, tote bags, pottery and more. Presented by 3design. 24 Hoeschen Cres., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

TONIGHT IT’S POETRY: INSTANT SLAM Spoken word event. Amigos Cantina, 8 p.m. $5. See tonightitspoetry.com.

Monday 31

DANCE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN Summer series of dance performances in a tent on the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival site. Tonight: Cohesion, featuring contributions by flamenco dance artist Lina Kazan and contemporary dance artist Tatum Wildeman. Pre-show at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Adult $20, Senior & Student $15. See dancesask.com.

Tuesday 1

CANADA 150 TRAIN There will be music by Dean Brody, an Indigenous dance performance by Dallas Arcand and a Spirit of Tomorrow car. William A. Reid Park, 5-8 p.m.

Wednesday 2

LAND & STORYTELLING Presentation by Carla Kennedy on Saskatchewan landscapes. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LEGO ROBOTICS Drop-in program for teens and adults to work with Lego Mindstorm robots. Round Prairie Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

READINGS BY THE RIVER Hosted by Eric Neufeld, with writers Darla Tenold, Beth Goobie and Vijay Kachru. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Community Tent, 6:15-7:15 p.m. See skwriter.com.

 


Ongoing

SHAKESPEARE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN The comedy Twelfth Night and drama Richard III are being performed. The former is directed by Will Brooks and has a bluegrass score to accompany all the romantic shenanigans, while the latter is directed by Skye Brandon and offers a chilling take on one of the Bard’s most cunning villains. Until Aug. 20, with a matinee presentation of Twelfth Night on July 23 that includes a pre-show tea at 11:30 a.m. and post-show chat. As well, that evening’s presentation of Richard III features a pre-show presentation by director Skye Brandon at 6:45 p.m. Then on Aug. 1 there’s a pre-show talk by Ed Mendez on weaponry in Richard III at 6:45 p.m. See shakespeareonthesaskatchewan.com.

THEATRE IN THE PARK Family-friendly outdoor theatre presentation of The Woodcutter and the Lion. Co-presented by Sun Theatre and Children’s Discovery Museum. Performances are in various parks until July 28, with evening shows at 7 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. For locations and dates see sumtheatre.com.

RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE: PASSWORDS FOR TIME TRAVEL This work blends images and text to create unexpected combinations that invite us to consider the meanings we attach to words and pictures. View online until July 31 at remaimodern.org.

CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHROTRON Free public tour every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:30 p.m. Advance booking required at lightsource.ca or 306-657-3644.