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 27

ALL OUT FOR A RALLY: STOP THE CUTS Protest against government austerity at the Premier’s $250/plate dinner. Prairieland Park, 5–7 p.m. See StoptheCutsSK.ca.

DESIGN HOUSE: HOW MUCH DOES YOUR BUILDING WEIGH, MR. FOSTER? Documentary and discussion on British architect Norman Foster. Frances Morrison Library, reception at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

STOCKMAN’S CATTLE DOG TRIAL Handlers and dogs to show their skill at herding cattle. Prairieland Park, April 27–28. See canadiancattledogassociation.ca.

GEM AND MINERAL SHOW Also includes fossils, beads, carvings and jewelery. Presented by Silver Cove. German Cultural Centre, April 27–30. See canadagemshows.com.

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 8 p.m., Intermediate 8:30 p.m., open dance 9 p.m. Toon Town Tavern. $2. See westcoastswingsaskatoon.com.

Friday 28

NORTH SASKATOON BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Guest speaker is Saskatchewan SPCA’s Sandra Anderson. Saskatoon Club, registration at 7:10 a.m. See business.nsbasask.com.

STORIES & MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD Presentation by Chris Lindgren. France Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CULTURE IN THE KITCHEN: GERMANY MEETS BRAZIL Multi-cultural cooking series presented by Saskatchewan German Council. Marian Graham Collegiate, 6:30–9:30 p.m. $20. Pre-register at office@saskgermancouncil.org or 306-975-0845.

SASKATOON SOAPS IMPROV Featuring guest Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall fame. Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

JEANS & JEWELS GALA Fundraiser to support Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan with fine dining, live/silent auction and entertainment by Tenille Arts. TCU Place, 5:30 p.m. See childrenshospitalsask.ca.

RAM MOTORSPORTS SPECTACULAR Showcase of monster trucks and motocross dare-devilery. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m., April 29, 1 and 7 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

HOCKEY HEROES WEEKEND This fundraiser involves NHL alumni with socializing, a hockey tournament and alumni game. Proceeds to Heart & Stroke Saskatchewan. Jemini Arena and O’Briens Event Centre. April 28–30. See hockeyheroesweekend.ca.

INTERNATIONAL GUIDE DOG DAY: FUNDRAISER Hosted by Saskatoon Chapter of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians with supper, entertainment and door prizes. Hudson’s Pub, 6 p.m. $30.

YUK YUKS COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Richard Lett and Austin Lonnenberg. Park Town Hotel, 9 p.m. Reserve tickets at 306-244-5564.

LAUGH SHOP COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Mark DeBonis and Ethan Sir. Ramada Hotel, show at 9 p.m. See ramadasaskatoon.ca.

Saturday 29

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET 414 Ave. B S., 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.

SASKATOON POTTERS’ GUILD Show and sale by local potters. Albert Community Centre, 9 a.m.–7 p.m., April 30 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See saskatoonpottersguild.com.

STRATFORD FESTIVAL Broadcast of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

DON NARCISSE: ALL STAR EVENT Football camp for boys and girls age 7–18 with current and former CFL stars. Saskatoon Soccer Centre, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. See donnarcisseallstarevent.com.

BALLS TO THE WALLS Dodgeball tournament to support Saskatoon Sexual Health. Oskayak High School, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. See picatic.com/ballstothewalls.

PANCAKE BRUNCH & ART AUCTION Fundraiser with proceeds to Autism Services of Saskatoon. Hope Fellowship Church, 10–11:30 a.m. See autismservices.ca or call 306-665-7013.

REMIX Show and sale of refurbished and upcycled furniture, clothing and home décor by local artisans. The Refinery, April 29 10 a.m.–6 p.m., April 30 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

ATHABASCA SAND DUNES Information session for an upcoming July field trip. Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, 1–3 p.m. See saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

FRANCHISE EXPO Trade show and seminar on franchise opportunities in business. Prairieland Park, April 29–30, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. See businessexchange.ca.

KELLY WIONZEK: KJALARNES FOUND: THE DISCOVERY OF ADDITIONAL NORSE SITES IN VINLAND Signing for a book on Vinland sagas about North America. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS: SPRING FLING Black tie benefit with cocktails, dinner, silent and live auction and performances by Graham Dyck & Maurice Drouin’s jazz quintet and The 3 Canadians. Forestry Farm Hall, 5:30 p.m. See picatic.com/CysticFibrosisSpringFling.

BOYAN UKRAINIAN DANCE: 50TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE TCU Place, 6 p.m. See tcuplace.ca or boyandance.com.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY: CELEBRATION Features performances in flamenco, tango, swing and other dance styles. Free Flow Dance, doors at 7 p.m. See freeflowdance.com.

SALSA GLAM GALA Dance showcase and fiesta presented by Danza Morena Latin Dance Academy. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See danzamorena.com

AY CARAMBA: FIESTA LATINA Evening of food, drink and dance hosted by Alerces Spanish School. 2617 Clarence Ave. S., 7 p.m. See picatic.com/AyCaramba.

SASKATOON VALKYRIES VS EDMONTON STORM Western Women’s Canadian Football League pre-season game. SMF Field, 7 p.m. See saskatoonvalkyries.com.

BATTLE ON THE PRAIRIES Seven bouts are on the card highlighted by Paul Bzdel and Adam Green battling for the Canadian Middleweight title. Prairieland Park, 6 p.m., with after party at Saskatoon Event Centre. See saskatooneventcentre.ca.

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

Sunday 30

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.

YELLOW DAFFODIL: CRAFT & TRADE SHOW Proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society. Nutana Legion, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

SPRING PLANT SALE Includes seeds, plants and gardening supplies. Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, April 30–May 1, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

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

DON’T DREAM IT, BE IT Cabaret hosted by Ppl r Ppl Productions to fundraise for an October production of The Rocky Horror Show. Capitol Music Club, doors at 7:30 p.m. $20.

TONIGHT IT’S POETRY Community stage with guest Katherine Lawrence. Amigos Cantina, 8 p.m. $5. See tonightitspoetry.com.

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

Monday 1

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB Presentation on former Governor General Michaëlla Jean. Alice Turner Library, 2:30 p.m., with encore session on May 8 at 11 a.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DIRT KIDS Introduction to mountain biking for youth 10–15. Sutherland Dog Park, 6:30 p.m. See nbrcycling.ca.

WOMEN’S RIDE Recreational ride for female mountain bikers. Sutherland Dog Park, 6:30 p.m. See nbrcycling.ca.

Tuesday 2

SASKATOON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON Guest speaker is Saskatchewan Roughrider CEO Craig Reynolds. Sheraton Cavalier, registration at 11:30 a.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

CONVERSATION CIRCLE Designed to help people become fluent in English. Alice Turner Library, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DAVID GANE & ANGIE COUNIOS: SHEPHERD’S WATCH Reading and signing for young adult mystery. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

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 3

WORKING WELL YXE: MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE Seminar hosted by Bridges Health and Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. Sheraton Cavalier, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. See business.saskchamber.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 friends. 320 21st St. W., Wednesdays from 4:30–6:30 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

PRAIRIE CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN: FREE WEBINAR Chet Neufeld discusses citizen science. Noon. Register at attendee.gotowebinar.com/
register/8687696950698753281

DISCOVER DOCUMENTARIES Screening of two films about people living with disabilities. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

HISTORY OF QUILTING Presentation by Saskatoon Quilters Guild. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

PERFORMER DANCE COMPETITION Features dancers from 18 local studios. TCU Place, May 3–7.

RANDY & LEAHY SHOW Live appearance by two stars of The Trailer Park Boys. Saskatoon Event Centre, 8 p.m. See saskatooneventcentre.com.

CHAMBER ON TAP Social gathering hosted by Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, with guest-speaker Arnie Shaw of Centennial 360. LB Distillers, 4:30–6:30 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

PUB STUMPERS TRIVIA Fionn MacCool’s, Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Thursday 4

HOUGHTON BOSTON DOGS’ BREAKFAST annual fundraiser for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies football team. Prairieland Park, 7 a.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

YXE TAPAS@SASKPOLYTECH Tasting event with Saskatchewan Polytechnic students. 1130 Idywyld Dr., 11 a.m. $11.95. 306-659-4057.

SASKATOON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON Guest speaker is Saskatoon Airport CEO Stephen Maybury. Travelodge Hotel, registration at 11:30 a.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

AGRI-VALUE WORKSHOP & NETWORKING EVENT Hosted by Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Value-Added Unit, with local and international speakers, and an address by Minister of Agriculture Lyle Stewart. Sheraton Cavalier, 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m. See agwest.sk.ca/events/271.

SERBIA Travel documentary. Mayfair Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

TELLING STORIES & STORYTELLING Hosted by CBC’s Shelagh Rogers, with readings by Harold Johnson, Candace Savage, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Bill Waiser and READ Saskatoon clients. Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m. Proceeds to READ Saskatoon. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

SHAKER FULL OF WISHES Benefit to support children facing medical challenges featuring a performance of The Dueling Pianos and unique martinis. Delta Bessborough, 7 p.m. $60. 306-850-9474.

INSOMNIA: WHAT’S KEEPING YOU AWAKE? Presentation by naturopaths Kahlen Pihowich and Michelle Marcoux. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

ASK-A-TUNE Music trivia with DJ Charly Hustle. Woods Alehouse, 8 p.m.

Friday 5

JANE’S WALK Annual celebration tied to urban theorist Jane Jacobs who sought to encourage sustainable urban planning and development. Features walking tours of various neighbourhoods led by volunteers. May 5–7. See janeswalk.org/canada/Saskatoon.

ICELAND Travel documentary. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LORI HANSON & KATHY EVANS: MUCH MADNESS, DIVINIST SENSE Reading and signing for an anthology on women’s health. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

BRIDGECON 2017 Show and competition in adult and junior categories hosted by Scale Modellers Association of Saskatoon. Nutana Legion, 5–9 p.m. May 6 9 a.m.–5 p.m. See smasonline.net/bridgecon2017.php.

CRAFTWORK YXE Pop-up market featuring craft, art, and design. The Storefront, 5–10 p.m.

LADIES DINNER & AUCTION This fundraiser features cocktails, a meal and live auction. Saskatoon Wildlife Federation (Range Road 3050), 7 p.m. $60. 306-242-1666.

Saturday 6

KIDS CLOTHING/EQUIPMENT SALE Gently used clothes, toys, bikes and more. Sutherland Curling Club, 8:30 a.m.

SASKATOON FITNESS & NUTRITION EXPO Includes trade show and demonstrations to promote healthy living. Prairieland Park, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

BRIDGE CITY DUATHLON Short and long course running/bike races in men’s, women’s and children’s categories. Meewasin Park, registration at 8 a.m.

CITY-WIDE FOOD DRIVE Organized by Saskatoon Food Bank. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. See saskatoonfoodbank.org.

CREATIVE ARTS WEEKEND Features workshops on different techniques by local artists. Warman, May 6–7. See creativeartsweekendsk.weebly.com.

YOUNG NATURALIST FIELD TRIP Geared to children, but they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Pike Lake Park, Noon–3 p.m. Pre-register at saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

HELEN ARMSTRONG: INDIGENOUS LITERATURE Workshop on incorporating Indigenous literature into school curricula. McNally Robinson, 10–11:30 a.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

MARION MUTALA: MORE BABAS PLEASE Signing for children’s book. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

SASKATOON ROLLER DERBY LEAGUE: ATTACK OF THE 8 WHEELED WOMEN Six team two-day double knockout tournament. Archibald Arena, May 6–7. $12 advance, $15 door. See saskatoonrollerderbyleague.ca.

TECHNOCOLOUR DREAM Billed as Canada’s largest touring paint party. Saskatoon Event Centre. See saskatooneventcentre.ca.

BIG SHRED Opportunity to shred personal documents safely and securely. Proceeds to Amy McClure House. McClure United Church, 9 a.m. to noon. Suggested donation $10 per box, $5 per grocery bag. 306-955-7677 ext. 227.

Sunday 7

BREAK THE BARRIER Family-friendly run/walk to raise awareness about mental health and addictions. Diefenbaker Park, 9 a.m. See mhasfunrun.ca.

NEW HOPE DOG RESCUE: MUTT STRUT Fundraising walk. PetSmart Saskatoon (Preston Ave. N.), 10 a.m. See raceroster.com.

SPORT CARD & COLLECTIBLE SHOW Nutana Legion Hall, noon–5 p.m. Free admission.

SASKATOON VALKYRIES VS WINNIPEG WOLFPACK The Valkyries open their four-game Western Women’s Canadian Football League season with a game against Winnipeg. SMF Field, 1 p.m. See saskatoonvalkyries.com.

KYLA IN THE SPRING Show and sale by 20 Saskatchewan artists. German Cultural Centre, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission.

NEST SASKATOON: FUNDRAISER Self-guided tour of historic homes and buildings in the Caswell Hill neighbourhood, with proceeds to support refugee resettlement. 12:30–4:30 p.m. $30. See nestsaskatoon.net.

CLOSET RAID Women’s pop-up clothing sale. Wallstreet Commons, 1–5 p.m. See closetraid.ca.

INTRODUCTORY KAYAK CLINIC The first session is at Harry Bailey Pool (7:30–10 p.m.) with second session at Erindale Pond May 9 from 6–8 p.m. See coldspringpaddling.com.

TONIGHT IT’S POETRY Community stage with guest Tanya Neumeir. Amigos Cantina, 8 p.m. 19+. $5. See tonightitspoetry.com.

Monday 8

COMPUTERS FOR THE TOTALLY TERRIFIED Introduction to computer basics. Carlyle King Library, 10 a.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DAVID CARPENTER: THE GOLD Reading and signing for novel set in the Northwest Territories during a 1930s gold rush. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

SILVER SPOON DINNER Gala sponsored by CHW (Hadassah-WIZO) and Congregation Agudas Israel with guest-speaker Steve Patterson of CBC’s The Debaters. Proceeds to Saskatoon Interval House and Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan. TCU Place, 5:30 p.m. See silverspoondinner.com.

Tuesday 9

NORTH AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH: LUNCHEON Guest speaker is former CFLer Dan Comiskey. Prairieland Park, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. $40. See naosh.ca.

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: TALK SSO maestro Eric Petkau and Bryan Allen (percussion) discuss the Masters concert O, Canada which is on May 13. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

SASKATOON POETIC ARTS FESTIVAL Week-long celebration of spoken word on the theme “Point of Origin”. Features workshops, performances and a festival finale. LaTroupe du Jour (914 20th. W.), May 9–13. See saskatoonpoeticarts.com.

DAVID CARPENTER: THE GOLD Author reads from his latest novel. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

RESERVE 107: RECONCILIATION ON THE PRAIRIES Documentary followed by a panel discussion. France Morrison Library, 7 p.m., with encore screening and discussion May 10 at 1 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BARRY HILTON: EVOLVER Stand-up with South African comic. Roxy Theatre, 8 p.m. See ticketor.com/southafricanevents.

Wednesday 10

BUSINESS INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY Co-hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan and Conexus Credit Union, with a trade show, keynotes and panel discussions on using technology to grow your business. TCU Place, champagne reception at 6 p.m., May 11 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. See womenentrepreneurs.sk.ca.

SPRING FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS: OPENING NIGHT PARTY Hosted by Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre. PAVED Arts, doors at 7:30 p.m. See saskplaywrights.ca.

5 TIPS TO PREVENT CANCER Presentation by a naturopath Amy Velichka. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

INDIGENOUS LAW & SENTENCING CIRCLES Legal presentation. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

COMEDY NIGHT Featured comic is Kelly Taylor. Capitol Music Club. See capitolclubyxe.ca.


Ongoing

SHEAR MADNESS Written by Paul Porter, this comedy invites the audience to solve the gruesome murder of a pianist who lives above a hair salon frequented by some colourful characters. Rawlco Radio Hall, until May 12, 8 p.m., with select matinee performances at 2 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Adapted by Christopher Hampton from the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, this play explores intrigue and scandal in pre-revolutionary France. Presented by Theatre Naught as part of Live Five Independent Theatre. The Refinery, May 5–6 and 11–13 at 8 p.m., May 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. See livefive.ca.

REVAMPED Held to celebrate Earth Day, this exhibition sees seven artists create work using upcycled materials. Alchemy Clothing (615 2nd Ave. N.) (Until May 31.)

10X10 ART CELEBRATION This show and sale is hosted by River Bend Integrated Community Ministries and features 60 canvases by artists from Saskatoon’s Core neighbourhoods. Amigos Cantina, until May 4. See icmsaskatoon.wixsite.com/10×10.