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Thursday 7

COUNTRY FARMS MARKETPLACE Market and tea room. Confederation Mall, Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See

HOLIDAY HOOPLA Child-friendly sing-a-long concert with Sylvia Chave. The Refinery, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $8 advance, $10 door, children under two free. See

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

MEN’S CLUB Social gathering for all male identified people. 320 21st St. W., 6–8 p.m. See

SWN CHRISTMAS PARTY Includes cocktails, a turkey dinner and Flamenco dancing taught by Tammy Tropeau. Hosted by Saskatchewan Women’s Network. Saskatoon Inn, 6 p.m. See

SOUVENIR Screening of four short films on Indigenous culture and identity which incorporate archival footage: Mobilize, Sisters & Brothers, Etlinisigu’niet and Nimmikaage. Presented by National Film Board and Core Neighbourhood Youth Cooperative. Saskatchewan Craft Council (813 Broadway Ave.), screenings from 2–3 and 7–8 p.m.

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

SARA WILLIAMS & BOB BORS: FRUIT FOR NORTHERN GARDENS Reading and signing for book on growing fruit in northern climate zones. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See

CAMPUS COMEDY Stand-up open mic hosted by the Williamson brothers. Louis Pub, sign-up at 7:30 p.m. show at 8:30 p.m. $5 cover for non-performers.

Friday 8

CLUB CONNECT North Saskatoon Business Association breakfast, with a guest speaker from Children’s Wish Foundation discussing “Wish Impact Study Results: How Do Wishes Work Wonders?” Saskatoon Club, registration 7:10 a.m. See

UNEXPECTED PLACES Travel presentation which touches on exotic places in many countries. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See

FRIDAY NIGHTS OUT This drop-in program offers support and fellowship for two-spirited people. 320 21st St. W., Fridays from 7–9 p.m. See

PHILOSOPHY IN THE COMMUNITY Valery Chirkov discusses “What is Psychological Autonomy?” The Refinery, 7 p.m. See

AUTUMN MOVES: A NIGHT IN MOVEMENT Live performance of dance and movement works by amateur and emerging artists. The Refinery, 7:30 p.m. $15. See

XMAS SPECTACULAR Holiday-themed burlesque show presented by Rosebud Burlesque Company, with $5 off admission if you bring a unique beer for the beer table. 224 25th St. W., 9 p.m. 19+ See

CHRISTMAS PRESENCE Mash-up of stories, songs and poetry offering a unique twist on the nativity. Presented by Burnt Thicket Theatre. Studio 914, 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation (suggested $10). See

Saturday 9

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. A special Christmas Night Market will be held on Dec. 14 from 4–8 p.m. See

OLD MAN AND THE RIVER Puppet play by Lynda Hill and Thomas Morgan Jones that tells the story of a grumpy old man who has his world turned upside down by a magical creature. Presented by Theatre Direct and Persephone Theatre. BackStage Stage, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Suitable for children 3+. See

ART REACH: SEASONAL CARDS Drop-in art-making hosted by Remai Modern. Frances Morrison Library, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. See

BILL WAISER: A WORLD WE HAVE LOST: SASKATCHEWAN BEFORE 1905 Signing for book by well-known Saskatchewan historian. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See

SKATING WITH SANTA Special opportunity for children with autism to have a skating party with Santa. Archibald Arena, 3:45–4:45 p.m. Register at See

WILLIAM KLEBEK & JOHN MCDONALD: POETRY LAUNCH The books being launched are Farm Works (Klebek) and Been A Year (McDonald). Woods Alehouse, 7 p.m.

BLADES VS KAMLOOPS BLAZERS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See

CHRISTMAS BOOGALOO Dance show featuring student and professional groups from Saskatoon Salsa Dance Company. Aden Bowman Castle Theatre, 7 p.m. $25. The show will be followed by an after-party at Third Avenue United Church Hall, 9:30 p.m.–1 a.m. $15. See

UPTOWN STOMP Social dance hosted by Saskatoon Lindy Hop. 224 25th St. W., beginner lesson at 8 p.m., social dancing at 9 p.m. $10 general admission, $7 members. See

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 7–9:30 p.m. Campus Dr. See

Sunday 10

CHRISTMAS PRESENCE Mash-up of stories, songs and poetry offering a unique twist on the nativity. Presented by Burnt Thicket Theatre. College Park Covenant Church (909 Acadia Dr.), 10 a.m. Free admission, donations accepted. See

BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA Broadcast of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet The Nutcracker which is set on Christmas Eve. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See

BLADES VS P.A. RAIDERS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 2 p.m. See

CANADA 150 SKATING DAY Family friendly skating party with refreshments. Canlan Ice Sports: Jemini (2301 Grasswood Rd.), 2:30–4:30 p.m. Free admission. See

WRITE FOR RIGHTS Social afternoon of letter writing to promote human rights. Co-hosted with Amnesty International. Murray Library, University of Saskatchewan, 3 p.m. See

SENSITIVE SANTA Special after-hours opportunity for children with autism to have a Santa visit. Lawson Heights Mall, 5:45–6:45 p.m. Register at See

TONIGHT IT’S POETRY Community stage featuring Secret Santa. Amigos Cantina, 8 p.m. 19+. $5. See

COMEDY LAB Open mic with stand-up, sketch and improv comedy hosted by the Williamson brothers. Thirsty Scholar, every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. $5 cover for non-performers.

Monday 11

RENTERS OF SASKATOON & AREA MEETING City staff will be there to consult with renters on the Saskatoon Housing Business Plan. St. Thomas Wesley Church, 2–3:30 p.m. E-mail for more information.

Tuesday 12

SASKATOON WOMEN’S NETWORK: CHARITY LUNCHEON Guest speakers are Danielle Bradnam and Amy Novakovski. Ramada Hotel, noon. RSVP by Dec. 8. See

STORY TIME AT THE ZOO Geared to preschoolers, with staff from the Alice Turner Library and meet ’n’ greets with zoo animals. Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo, Dec. 12 and 13 from 1:30–2:30 p.m. See

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING Today: Fiction and Other Truths: A Film About Jane Rule. Mayfair Library, 2 p.m. See

WREATH MAKING CLASS One hour workshop to make a holiday wreath. Glen at Crossmount, 2–3 p.m. $30. See

JANN ARDEN: FEEDING MY MOTHER Reading and signing for a memoir about the author’s experience caring for her mother who has Alzheimer’s. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See

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

BLADES VS LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See

Wednesday 13

NSBA CHILDREN’S WISH LUNCHEON Proceeds from this event go to the Children’s Wish Foundation. Travelodge Hotel, 11:30 a.m. See

FARMS AT THE TABLE CONFERENCE Hosted by Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan, with several guest speakers exploring the relationship between modern hi-tech agricultural producers and consumers and retailers. Saskatoon Inn & Convention Centre, Dec. 13–14. See

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

RAINBOW COFFEE Youth drop-in for Gay Straight Alliance members and allies. 320 21st St. W., Wednesdays from 4:30–6:30 p.m. for youth 10–14 and 4:30–9 p.m. for 15–19. See

MAKEY MAKEY Hands-on workshop for teens and young adults to inspire creativity. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6 p.m. See

LIVING SKIES TOASTMASTERS CLUB New members are welcome to join this non-profit club to improve their communication and leadership skills. They meet Wednesdays from 7–9 p.m. at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (1130 Idylwyld Dr. N.) See

CLASSIC PUB TRIVIA Open to teams of up to six players Wood Alehouse, 8 p.m.

Thursday 14


FAMILY LAW HELP Information session on legal issues related to divorce, child support and custody. Alice Turner Library, 2:30 p.m., with a second session at Frances Morrison Library at 6:30 p.m. See

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK & VICTORIA FALLS Travel presentation by Mel Hosain. Mayfair Library, 2 p.m. See

SHAKEN WITH A TWIST Social gathering geared to female entrepreneurs but men are welcome too. Village Guitar & Amp, 5–7 p.m. See

PAINT NIGHT: SURPRISE PIECE Social evening of art-making. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6–9 p.m. Register at

LLLC (SASKATOON): MEETING Hosted by La Leche League Canada to promote the benefits of breastfeeding. Holy Covenant Church (1426 Alexandra Ave.), 6:30 p.m. See

KELLY TAYLOR CHRISTMAS Stand-up comedy by the star of Sure Shot Dombrowski. Capitol Music Club, doors at 7 p.m. 19+. $20. See

Friday 15


HOW WE KEPT CHRISTMAS Presentation by City of Saskatoon archivist Jeff O’Brien on how locals celebrated the season from to 1883–1970. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See

WIZARD OF OZ Touring musical inspired by the iconic 1939 film with Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and — of course, Munchkins!. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 16, 1 and 7:30 p.m. See

Saturday 16

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT: CLARK’S CROSSING First in a series of annual counts to assess the winter bird population. This one focuses on the Martensville/Warman area. Register at: or call 306-249-0468 for more information. See

ETSY SK’S WINTER MARKET Sale with local vendors. Station 20 West, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free admission.

INTRODUCTION TO SAULTEAUX Presented in partnership with Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre. Freda Ahenakew Library, 1–4 p.m. See

SASKATOON CRYSTAL ROCK & GEM SHOW & SALE Includes minerals, fossils, crystals, gemstones and gift items. Round Prairie Library, Dec. 16–17, 1–5 p.m.

MOVE N SOAR AERIAL ARTS STUDENT SHOWCASE Live performance of acrobatics on the theme “Flying through the Decades”. BackStage Stage, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. $20. See

EVE TOWNSEND: SCHREINER: MASTERS OF 20TH CENTURY JEWELRY Signing for a book examining the history of one of North America’s top designers of high-end costume jewelry. McNally Robinson, 2 p.m. See

BLADES VS KELOWNA ROCKETS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See

Sunday 17

BEESWAX CANDLE MAKING SEMINAR Family-friendly seminar to learn how to make candles. Materials provided. Glen at Crossmount, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Suitable for children six plus. $30. See

BLADES VS REGINA PATS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 4 p.m. See

TONIGHT IT’S POETRY Community stage featuring local spoken word artists. Amigos Cantina, 8 p.m. 19+. $5. See

Monday 18

COUNCIL MEETING City Hall, regular business 1 p.m., public hearing 6 p.m. See for agenda.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB Presentation on Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki. Alice Turner Library, 7 p.m. See

SASKEXPRESS THEATRE: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU Live musical theatre production conceived and written by Danny Balkwill that explores the joys and challenges of relationships. Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See

LADYBITS COMEDY: IMPROV COMEDY COLLECTIVE Includes a performance, plus chance for female audience members to try out improv. Amigos, 7:30 p.m. $10. See

Wednesday 20

H.O.T. 4.16 Social gathering hosted by Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce with guest speaker Christine Hrudka (Canadian Pharmaceutical Association) discussing “Medical Cannabis: What You Should Know”. Rock Creek, 5 p.m. See

WINTER WONDERLAND POPSICLE STICK ART Family-friendly art activity. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6 p.m. See

DISCOVER DOCUMENTARIES Tonight: Ryan McMahon Colonization Road. Frances Morrison Library, 6 p.m. See

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Anita Rau Badami The Hero’s Walk. Alice Turner Library, 7 p.m. See

Thursday 21

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Child-orientated puppet play inspired by the famous Clement Moore poem. The Refinery, 7 p.m., Dec. 22–23, 11 a.m.; Dec. 22, 2 p.m. See

MEN’S CLUB Social gathering for all male identified people. 320 21st St. W., 6–8 p.m. See

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Gordon Downie & Jeff Lemire Secret Path. Round Prairie Library, 7 p.m. See
WINTER SOLSTICE Seasonal celebration hosted by Saskatoon Unitarians and Meewasin Valley United. Station 20 W., 7–9 p.m. See

Friday 22

HOLIDAY DINNER Hosted by OutSaskatoon. 320 21st St. W., 6–8 p.m. See

Saturday 23

SASKATCHEWAN RUSH VS NEW ENGLAND BLACK WOLVES Home opener for the Rush who began their season on the road against the Toronto Rock on Dec. 16. SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See


EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME) Holiday comedy about past and present holiday traditions in North America and around the world. Presented by Mini Fridge Theatre. German Cultural Centre, Dec. 14–16 and Dec. 19–23, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, lunch at 12:30 p.m., show at 2 p.m. Tickets at 306-244-6869 ext. 203.

TREASURE ISLAND Holiday production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s well-known pirate adventure which was adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig. Rawlco Radio Hall, until Dec. 23. See

UH-OH, HERE COMES CHRISTMAS! Dinner-theatre style comedy which explores different ways people get in the Christmas spirit. Barn Playhouse (25 km north of Saskatoon), Dec. 7–10 and Dec. 13–17. See

VEGAS VACATION: A REZ CHRISTMAS STORY Remount of a comedy by Curtis Peeteetuce which sees three women head off to Vegas for the holidays, hoping to catch a glimpse of crooner Tom Jones and compete in a mega bingo game. Presented by Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre. Broadway Theatre, Dec. 7–8, 8 p.m., Dec. 9–10 at 2 p.m. See

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Child orientated puppet play inspired by the famous Clement Moore poem. The Refinery, 7 p.m., Dec. 15 and 21, 7 p.m.; Dec. 16, 17, 21–23, 11 a.m.; Dec. 17 and 22, 2 p.m. See

FARMER JOE AND THE MONEY TREE To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Dancing Sky Theatre remounts the original prairie-panto story about Jack and the Widow Spriggins. 201 Queen St. (Meachem), Until Dec. 17. See

BHP BILLITON ENCHANTED FOREST A drive-through Christmas light display. Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, 5:30–10 p.m. Until Jan. 7. See

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

MONIQUE MARTIN & TRINT THOMAS: COALESCE Exhibition of prints on a bee theme and photographs that focus on fashion and urban streetscapes. JF Gallery (105–123 Ave. B S.), until Dec. 31.


December has arrived, and that means another year of movies will soon be done, and awards season will be upon us. Looking back, nothing really stood out for me. Of course, I might’ve just missed it. Or maybe it’s still on the horizon? Let’s see what the last bit of 2017 has to offer. /Shane Hnetka


Friday 8

JUST GETTING STARTED Morgan Freeman is a former mob lawyer living in a retirement home in witness protection. Tommy Lee Jones is a retired FBI agent who just happens to move into the home, and when someone tries to whack Freeman they team up to save the day. While this claims to be an action comedy, it looks like more comedy than action. And it’s been ages since director Ron Shelton did anything good. You might have to go back to Bull Durham in 1988.

THE SHAPE OF WATER Guillermo del Toro’s latest is his 1960s-era take on The Creature from the Black Lagoon where the creature has been captured by U.S. agents and taken to a lab to be studied. A mute woman (Sally Hawkins) who cleans floors in the lab falls in love with the creature and tries to free it from evil agent Michael Shannon. The movie has been getting awesome reviews, and I can’t wait to see it.

Friday 15

FERDINAND Fox is bravely going where no other studio is going, and releasing an animated movie against the great might of Star Wars. It’s directed by Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age, Rio), and doesn’t look good to me. John Cena, of all people, voices Ferdinand. And that’s no bull.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI The next part of the Star Wars saga is here. Will we find out who Rey’s parents are? What the evil leader of the New Order Snoke’s secret is? What Luke means by no more Jedi, and what he’s been living on on the planet Ahch-To all these years? Is it porgs? They look edible, but what would one taste like I wonder — say, in a sandwich, or a kabob, or maybe sautéed with a nice cream sauce, or deep fried with a side of porg eggs? Will any of these questions get answered, or will they be left for the next movie?

Broadway Theatre

Tuesday 12

7:00 MY FRIEND DAHMER Based on the award-winning biographical comic book, this movie adaptation is about serial killer Jeffery Dahmer’s high school years. Additional screenings Dec. 16 and 20 at 9 p.m., Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.

9:00 MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE Sort of like All the President’s Men, except told from the perspective of Deep Throat (Liam Neeson) as he helps Woodward and Bernstein uncover the Watergate Scandal. Additional screenings Dec. 16 and 20 at 7 p.m., Dec. 19 at 9 p.m.

Wednesday 13

7:00 THE ROAD FORWARD Musical documentary by Marie Clements that explores the roots of First Nations activism in Canada, with a post-screening panel discussion with Tasha Hubbard, Priscilla Settee and Lindsay Knight (Eekwol). Presented by Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity.

Thursday 14

8:00 JACKIE BROWN Twentieth anniversary screening of Quentin Tarantino’s classic crime film about a money-smuggling flight attendant (Pam Grier) trying to get herself out of trouble with a gangster and the feds.

Saturday 16

11:59 YOU BETTER WATCH OUT This Australian horror comedy has a babysitter try to stay alive during the holidays when an intruder breaks into the house.


December 8

THE SQUARE Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May, this Swedish satire sees an art museum curator whose life is falling apart deal with fallout from a controversial exhibit.

December 8 to 10

THE DIVINE ORDER This movie from Switzerland follows a young woman in the 1970s who tries to organize her town to help get women the right to vote. That’s right. As shocking as it seems, women in Switzerland couldn’t vote until the 1970s!

December 9

THE PRINCESS BRIDE Thirtieth anniversary screening of this classic tale of adventure, comedy and romance.

December 11 to 14

PERFECT BID: THE CONTESTANT WHO KNEW TOO MUCH A documentary about the Price is Right game show, and how a fan adept at keeping track of prices helped a contestant score big in 2008 — which caused a huge controversy.

December 15

THE ROOM Special screening of a cult classic that’s so bad that a second movie, The Disaster Artist, has been made about it.

December 20

GANGS OF NEW YORK Fifteenth anniversary screening of Martin Scorsese’s classic about gang violence in 1863.


Thursday 7

RAY ELLIOT BAND with Cidne Treen and Harmonica Donna at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See

GORGEOUS BLUE DOGS at Buds on Broadway. See

FESTIVILLAINZ with guests at Matriarch Nightclub. 19 +. $15.

CATHERINE LEWANS at Rock Creek Tap & Grill.

Friday 8

COLTER WALL with guests at Louis’ Pub.

SASKATOON FOOD BANK PIANOTHON with 18 pianists including Jesse Brown, Neil Currie, Don Griffith, Dianne Gryba, Martin Janovsky and Katie Omerod at the Bassment, 4:30 p.m. See

HIGHKICKS with Savage Henry & the Infamous One-Pounders at Capitol Music Club. See

TAMMY, JEAN & BENJIE at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

ROCK CANDY at Buds on Broadway. See

SKARAVAN 1969 with The Whiskey Jerks at Amigos Cantina. See

GORGEOUS BLUE DOGS at Piggy’s Pub, 9 p.m.

SCUDD FAMILY BAND with Saltwater Joy at Nutana Legion, 7 p.m.

MOSTLY WANTED with Silver Hound, Don’t Reply, Accidental Nudity and Alien to the Ignorant at the Underground Café, doors at 7:30 p.m. Advance $15, Door $20. All Ages.

THE RESIDUALS at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill, 9 p.m. $5.

Saturday 9

SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAM at Buds, Saturdays from 3–8 p.m. All ages.

WILLIAM PRINCE (Breathless Tour) at Emmanuel Church, 8 p.m. See

THE GOOD LOVELIES CHRISTMAS SHOW at Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See

ETIENNE FLETCHER BAND with Kory Istace at Capitol Music Club. See

COLTER WALL with guests at Louis’ Pub. Sold out.

OSCAR’S HOLLOW at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

THE 100TH MERIDIAN at Buds on Broadway. See

MAELSTROM VALE with Northern Fallout, Nuclear Feedback and Embracing Abomination at Vangelis Tavern.

KRIS KLYNE at Bacchus Lounge.

HALLOWEEN ON XMAS III with Violent Betty, Hellstar, Mercy’s Avatar, Upsidedowntown, Juliet Ruin and GrizzlyHawk at Matriach Nightclub, doors at 7 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door.

MAN MEAT with Dead Fibres and Black Thunder at Amigos Cantina. See

GORGEOUS BLUE DOGS at Piggy’s Pub, 9 p.m.

THE RESIDUALS at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill, 9 p.m. $5.

Sunday 10

NORTHERN LIGHTS BLUEGRASS & OLD TIME MUSIC BRUNCH at Bon Temps, Sundays from noon–2 p.m.

NESS CREEK 2018 AUDITIONS with musical line-up t.b.a. at Capitol Music Club, 1 p.m. See Admission by donation.

HAWKSLEY WORKMAN (Almost a Full Moon Tour) at Emmanuel Church, 7:30 p.m. See

Monday 11

HAWKSLEY WORKMAN (Almost a Full Moon Tour) at Emmanuel Church, 7:30 p.m. See

SUBATOMIC THEATRE at Buds on Broadway. See

Tuesday 12

OPEN STAGE hosted by Sam Folkerson and Chad Reynolds at Capitol Music Club. See

SUBATOMIC THEATRE at Buds on Broadway. See

Wednesday 13

MUSIC IN THE GALLERY with 3 Ninjasks at Frances Morrison Gallery, 7:30 p.m.

LINDSAY BEAVER & THE 24TH STREET WAILERS at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See

SUBATOMIC THEATRE at Buds on Broadway. See

YELLOWSKY (album release) with guests at the Feisty Goat Bar & Grill.

Thursday 14

RIVERS EDGE at Buds on Broadway. See

PARTY ROCK with ECILA and Torrin’ It Up at Pink Nightclub, show at 9 p.m.

Friday 15

THE BARRELMEN at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See

LOUISIANA HAYRIDE CHRISTMAS featuring country artists performing hits by legends such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison and Loretta Lynn as well as classic Christmas carols. Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See


SPECTACLE at Nutana Legion, 8 p.m.

KING OF THE STREETS DANCE BATTLE featuring music from the 1980s and ’90s at Matriarch Nightclub.

ZELDA BELLADONNA & THE DEADLY NIGHTSHADES with Good Enough, Cryptorchids and Myles & The Blanks at Amigos Cantina. See

NIGHTSHADE at Piggy’s Pub, 9 p.m.

GONG SHOW at Buds on Broadway. See

THE UNDERCOVER PIRATES at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill, 9 p.m. $5.

Saturday 16

ONE BAD SON with Whale & the Wolf and League of Wolves at O’Brians Event Centre. See

CHRISTMAS WITH SOLSTICE at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See Sold Out.

NEW HORIZON with Black Rain at Capitol Music Club. See

SPECTACLE at Nutana Legion, 8 p.m.

NIGHTSHADE at Piggy’s Pub, 9 p.m.

WONDERLAND at Buds on Broadway. See

COAL III featuring Grey Light District, Blue Youth, Great Cop (Fugazi tribute set) and Arson Cult at Amigos Cantina, 9:30 p.m. $10.

A WYATT CHRISTMAS with guest Elly Thorn at Mayfair United Church, 7:30 p.m.

THE UNDERCOVER PIRATES at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill, 9 p.m. $5.

Sunday 17

CHRISTMAS WITH ECLIPSE: CANADA ONE FIVE OH HO HO! at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See

BEATS & BRUNCH featuring DJs Dopamine, Skaravan, Mob Barley and Jas at the District Kitchen + Bar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 306-384-4444.

Monday 18

ALL THAT REMAINS with Throw the Fight at Louis’ Pub.

NIGEL MACK at Buds on Broadway. See

Tuesday 19

NIGEL MACK at Buds on Broadway. See

Wednesday 20


NIGEL MACK at Buds on Broadway. See

Thursday 21

FAITH HEALER with Cecil Frena, Slow Down Molasses and Spationauts at Vangelis Tavern.

CALL ME MILDY at the Buds on Broadway. See

Friday 22

NIGEL MACK BIG BAND at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See

BOMBARGO with Ponteix and The Ashley One Hundred at O’Brians Event Centre, doors at 7 p.m. All-ages. See

UGLY CARDI PARTY VI features Santa photos, best sweater contest, Christmas karaoke and DJ Charly Hustle at Capitol Music Club, 8:30 p.m. $15, proceeds to the Pink Wig Foundation to benefit cancer patients. See

NEIL HENDRY at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

DJ DAS RECORD at Melody Bar, 9 p.m.

TYLER PENNY at Piggy’s Pub, 9 p.m.

RIFF RAFF at the Buds on Broadway. See

KELLY READ & WE’RE THORRY at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill, 9 p.m. $5.

Saturday 23

SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAM at Buds, Saturdays from 3–8 p.m. All ages.

PLAN B YXE with Josef Kuusic, Danger Bay, US Marshall and Chris Knorr at Capital Music Club. See

CAVES (album release) with The Garrys and Kathrina Band at Amigos Cantina. See

LEWIS & SALKELD at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

GUD & BOUJEE CHRISTMAS EDITION hosted by VBRTR at Melody Bar, 9 p.m.

TYLER PENNY at Piggy’s Pub, 9 p.m.

RIFF RAFF at the Buds on Broadway. See

KELLY READ & WE’RE THORRY at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill, 9 p.m. $5.

Jazz & Classical

Thursday 7

MARC HOLT QUINTET at Melody Bar, 9 p.m.

Friday 8

PASTORS WITHOUT BORDERS with musical guests Saskatoon Ecumenical Choir and Aeydan Yee (bass) at Christ Church Anglican, 7 p.m. Freewill offering, with proceeds to support refugee resettlement.

Saturday 9

MAURICE DROUIN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL at Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 8 p.m. See

JAZZ SINGER YULEFEST with the Kim Salkeld Quartet and vocalists Paulette Andrieu, Colleen Carr, Neil Currie, Donna Hay, Kathi Lewis, Pat Mitchell, Jessica Robinson and Drew Tofin at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See

Sunday 10

SASKATOON CONCERT BAND AUXILIARY perform works by Wagner, Holst and Prokofiev along with seasonal music and marches at Grace-Westminster United Church, 7:30 p.m. $15, Seniors & Students $5, Children under 8 free. See

Thursday 14

EMMETT FORTOSKY QUARTET at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See

Friday 15

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: BAROQUE SERIES Handel’s Messiah, with guest artists Chelsea Mahan, (soprano), Lisa Hornung (alto), Spencer McKnight (tenor), Matthew Pauls (bass) and Saskatoon Symphony Chorus under conductor Duff Warkentin. Knox United Church, 7:30 p.m. See

Saturday 16

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: BAROQUE SERIES Sing-a-long version of Handel’s Messiah. Knox United Church, 2 p.m. See

RORY LYNCH TRIO at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

Sunday 17

SASKATOON CHAMBER SINGERS: MASTERS SERIES Celebrate Christmas with the program Rejoice in the Lamb. Knox United Church, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See

LE CHOEUR DES PLAINES: CHRISTMAS CONCERT at Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Church (1007 Windsor St.), 2:30 p.m. $15 Adult, $5 Student. 306-933-3108.

THE CECILIAN SINGERS: WITH A VOICE OF SINGING at Zion Lutheran Church, 3 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door, children 12 and under free. Tickets at 306-373-8905.

Thursday 21

FIRESIDE SINGERS 45TH ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS MEMORIES Local choral group performs holiday classics with live orchestra. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See

Friday 22

FIRESIDE SINGERS 45TH ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS MEMORIES Local choral group performs holiday classics with live orchestra. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See

Saturday 23

IAN SINCLAIR QUARTET with Justice Der and Underline at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See


AKA Artist‑Run Centre

424 20th St. W. | 306-652-0044 |

LA VIE FRAGILE Exhibition by Fransaskois artists Anne Brochu Lambert, Zoé Fortier, Jean-Sébastien Gauthier, Michèle Mackasey, Claude Morin, Laura St. Pierre and Adèle Suveges that explores issues of identity, tradition and nature. Curated by Serge Murphy. (Until Dec. 9.)

College Art Gallery 1 & 2

MacKinnon Building | 306-966-4571 |

CURTIS SANTIAGO: CONSTRUCTING RETURN Using a mix of drawing, painting, sculpture and video the artist explores his ancestral ties to Canada, the U.S., Trinidad and South Africa. Curated by Magdalyn Asimakis. (Until Dec. 15.)

The Eye Gallery

117-1132 College Dr. | 306-373-8825 |

JOHN PERRET: GOING BEYOND THE FENCE LINE Exhibition of photographs by an artist who recently released the book Love This Saskatchewan. (Until Jan. 2.)

Frances Morrison Gallery

311 23rd St. E. | 306-975-7579 |

DAVID STONHOUSE: LIQUID LUXURY Exhibition of mixed media works inspired by decorative elements contained in ancient Roman bathhouses. (Until Dec. 21.)

Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

Murray Building | 306-966-4208 |

SILENCE! Annual art auction featuring work by University of Saskatchewan students. (Closing reception and auction Dec. 8, 7–9 p.m.)

ADEN BOWMAN COLLEGIATE ART STUDENTS Exhibition of work by senior art students under teacher Tamara Rusnak. (Dec. 11–22.)

Handmade House Gallery

710 Broadway Ave. | 306-665-5542 |

FROM OUR HANDS TO YOURS Exhibition of work by members of the gallery. (Until Jan. 2.)

Kenderdine Gallery

Agriculture Building | 306-664-3385 |

ZHANG GUANG HUI: THUS HAVE I HEARD The inspiration for this installation is a phrase, reflected in the show title, that appears in Buddhist texts. Curated by Xiao Han. (Until Dec. 16.)

Paved Art & New Media

424 20th St. W. | 306-652-5502 |

WNOONDWAAMIN: WE HEAR THEM Exhibition by Autumn Chacon, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Melissa General and Suzanne Morrissette that involves the transmission and reception of sound in performance, video and radio installations. Curated by Lisa Myers. (Until Dec. 9.)

IN THE NAME OF ALL CANADIANS Six short films exploring aspects of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Special guest is filmmaker Aisha Jamal. Presented by PAVED Arts, Hot Docs, and Saskatchewan Intercultural Association at Broadway Theatre. (Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Free admission.)

Remai Modern Art Gallery

102 Spadina Cres. E. | 306-975-7610 |

FIELD GUIDE This exhibition consists of work from the permanent collection along with specially commissioned installations. Co-curated by executive director Gregory Burke and director of programs & chief curator Sandra Guimarães (Until Feb. 25.)

FACES OF PICASSO Exhibition of linocuts by the Spanish master from gallery’s permanent collection. (Until Feb. 25.)

DETERMINED BY THE RIVER Exhibition of work by Indigenous artists such as Lori Blondeau, Bob Boyer, Ruth Cuthand and Allen Sapp that explores the significance of the South Saskatchewan River in the province. Organized by Tanya Lukin Linklater and Duane Linklater. (Until Jan. 7.)

ALEXINE MCLEOD Held as part of the RBC Emerging Artist series, this show sees the artist use found objects and digital projectors to create wall-based assemblages. (Until Aug. 12.)

ANN LISLEGAARD: EVERY THOUGHT IS ALIVE, AWAKENING OF A CYBORG II This on-line work is inspired by Marge Piercy’s cyberpunk novel Body of Glass (He She and It). (Until Feb. 25.)

CINEMA AT THE MUSEUM Screening is Luis Buñuel’s Belle du jour (1967) about a bored housewife (Catherine Deneuve) who begins working in a bordello. Presented with English subtitles. (Dec. 8, 7 p.m.)

WHEN A WOMAN ASCENDS THE STAIRS Screening of Mikio Naruse’s 1960 drama which sees a woman working as a hostess in Tokyo’s Ginza district try to establish her independence in a male-dominated society. (Dec. 15, 1 p.m.)

CHILDREN OF HEAVEN Screening of Majid Majidi’s 1997 feature film about the relationship between two impoverished children in Iran. (Dec. 16, 1 p.m.)

SOAPSTONE CARVING Evening workshop for adults inspired by the Inuit sculpture collection. (Dec. 19, 7 p.m. $30. To register call 306-975-8031.)

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Screening of Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday classic. (Dec. 22. 7 p.m.)

Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery

813 Broadway Ave. | 306-653-3616 |

SHELLEY MILLER: INTERSECTIONS Exhibition where the Saskatchewan-born, Montreal-based artist uses quilting and patchwork to explore conceptual issues related to fine art and craft. (Opening reception Dec. 8 from 7–9 p.m., with a talk Dec. 9 at 2 p.m., runs until Jan. 20.)

BOUTIQUE: OPEN HOUSE Show and sale of work by over 75 Saskatchewan artisans. (Dec. 9, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.)

SCYAP Art Centre

253 3rd Ave. S. | 306-652-7760 |

ART DROP-IN For all ages with supplies provided free. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30–9 p.m., and Saturdays from 1–6 p.m.

AVERY RAE COCHLAN & CARLY SCHMIDT: DEUCE Two person exhibition. (Opening reception Dec. 16 from 1–6 p.m., runs until Jan. 11.)

St. Thomas More Gallery

1435 College Dr. | 306-652-5310 |

ENEMY ALIENS: INTERNMENT IN CANADA, 1914–1920 Exhibition which explores the experience of newcomers from Eastern Europe who were persecuted during the height of World War I. Sponsored by Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage. (Until Jan. 15.)

The Storefront

325 21st St. W. | 306-241-6643 |

SIGNBAND NO.1: TROY GRONSDAHL Outdoor installation above the front door inspired by Foucault’s theories on language. (Until late February.)


Diefenbaker Canada Centre

306-966-8384 |

VIMY: BATTLE, MEMORIAL, ICON This touring exhibit from the Canadian War Museum commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. (Until Dec. 15,)

DEO ET PATRIAE: FOR GOD AND COUNTRY Exhibition of archival photographs and other materials examining the role played by the University of Saskatchewan in World War I. (Until Dec. 15.)

Children’s Discovery Museum

#116 2325 Preston Ave. | 306-683-2555 |

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Featured are displays in arts, crafts, construction, camping and veterinary medicine that promote play-based learning. Free admission Dec. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. courtesy Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon.

Museum of Antiquities

MacKinnon Building | 306-966-7818 |

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Features replicas of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern sculpture, along with original pottery, glass and coinage.

Museum of Natural Sciences

112 Science Place | 306-966-4399 |

PERMANENT EXHIBIT A joint effort of the Departments of Biology and Geological Sciences, this museum examines the evolution of life on Earth throughout geological time.

Ukrainian Museum of Canada

910 Spadina Cres. | 306-244-3800 |

BRAVING THE COLD Exhibition of images and artifacts examining the clothing worn by early Ukrainian pioneers to survive frigid prairie winters. (Runs into February.)

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE Opportunity to see the museum and socialize. (Dec. 14, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.)

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

R.R. #4, Penner Rd. | 306-931-6767 |

THE NEXT 150: VISIONS OF CANADA’S FUTURE Exhibition by Kevin McKenzie, Paulette Poitras, Jamie Reynolds, Bill Stevenson, Nadya Kwandibens, Jason Baerg, Larissa Kitchemonia, Christi Belcourt and Theresa Vander Meer-Chasse that explores what the relationship between Indigenous people and Canada might look like in the next 150 years. (Until Jan. 5.)

JASON BAERG: OSKÂYI ASKÎY Through references to Land, Sky and Animals, the artist invites viewers to explore social and environmental challenges that confront us. (Until January.)

RUTH CUTHAND: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE The artist will facilitate three drop-in programs for older youth and adults: Beadhive (Dec. 12), Pop Up Art (Dec. 13) and Onsite Studio (Dec. 14). The programs run 1–4 p.m., and are free.

Western Development Museum

2610 Lorne Ave. | 306-931-1910 |

EATON’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS Holiday exhibition celebrating the important role the Canadian department store once played in helping families celebrate Christmas. (Until Jan. 7.)

INSECTS, FLOWERS AND FOOD Organized by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, this travelling exhibit examines the evolution of pollination and the role insects and plants play in sustaining each other. (Until May 22.)

SEED SURVIVOR Hands-on, child-friendly exhibition that examines modern farming and food production. (Until Feb. 28.)

SUNDAY Day of carol singing to celebrate the season featuring the WDM Singers. (Dec. 17, 1–3 p.m.)