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Thursday 4

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

GENS HELLQUIST SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC Free STI testing and all-ages drop-in. OUTSaskatoon, Thursdays from 5–8 p.m. OUTSaskatoon also offers a range of social and support groups for people who identify with different communities on the gender spectrum. See for details.

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

RYAN MEILI: A HEALTHY SOCIETY Reading and signing for an updated book on how public policy can help build a healthier society. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See

LIVING SKIES ON THE RISE Launch of a new ’zine showcasing local artists and other residents of the city, province and world. Flint, 7 p.m.

Friday 5

HENRY IV: PART 1 & 2 Opening Night. See Ongoing.

NSBA LUNCHEON SERIES This lunch will see the five Saskatchewan Party leadership candidates go table-to-table making short presentations on their campaigns. Radisson Hotel, registration at 11:30 a.m. See

BLADES VS RED DEER REBELS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See

HUSKIES VS REGINA COUGARS Canada West volleyball. Physical Activity Complex, women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See

HUSKIES VS LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS Canada West women’s hockey. Rutherford Rink, 7 p.m. See

CLASSIC DANCE CLUB: BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING Informal lesson at 7:30 p.m., with dancing from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Royal Canadian Legion (606 Spadina Cres. W.) See

Saturday 6

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

BLADES VS KOOTENAY ICE WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See

HUSKIES VS REGINA COUGARS Canada West volleyball. Physical Activity Complex, women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See

HUSKIES VS LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS Canada West women’s hockey. Rutherford Rink, 7 p.m. See

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Orion is the first constellation I ever remember identifying. It’s prominent at this time of the year, of course. So if sky conditions cooperate, maybe you’ll get to see it. Free public viewing Saturdays from 9:15–11:45 p.m. See

Sunday 7

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 8

WESTERN CANADIAN CROP PRODUCTION SHOW Grain industry showcase with the latest in agricultural technology, products and services. Prairieland Park, Jan. 8–11. Includes the satellite event CropSphere at TCU Place on Jan. 9–10. See and

GOING ORGANIC: WHAT DOES IT TAKE? Seminar presented by Sask Organics that addresses certification, farming practices and marketing. Prairieland Park, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. See

ENGLISH CONVERSATION BOOK CLUB Today: Canadian Olympic skier Nancy Greene. Alice Turner Library, 11 a.m., with an encore session Jan. 15 at 2:30 p.m. See

Tuesday 9

SASKATOON WOMEN’S NETWORK: LUNCHEON Guest speaker is Rachel Berger of FYI Doctors “Your Lens to the World”. Ramada Hotel, noon. RSVP to

BIRTH PREPAREDNESS Six week course covering pregnancy and childbirth. Presented in partnership with Prairie Birth Collective. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6:45 p.m. Register at 306-370-2574. See

THAT NEVER HAPPENED Premiere of a documentary looking at a registration and internment operation carried out by the Canadian government during World War I that deprived many people of their liberty. Director Ryan Boyko will be in attendance. Roxy Theatre, 6:30 p.m.  Proceeds support the University of Saskatchewan Ukrainian Students Union.

Wednesday 10

SASKATCHEWAN WOMEN IN AG: TRADESHOW & COACHING EVENT Series of roundtables designed to provide women with background information on different facets of agriculture. Western Development Museum, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $30, lunch included. See

CHAMBER ON TAP Guest speaker is Jessica Tetu of Just For You Day Spa. LB Distillers, 4:30–6 p.m. See

BLADES VS MEDICINE HAT TIGERS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See

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

Thursday 11

CHAMBER ON BUSINESS LUNCHEON Guest speaker is Saskatchewan Polytechnic CEO Larry Rosia. Ramada, registration at 11:30 a.m. See

CSIP RESEARCH FORUM This bi-monthly forum is hosted by Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy. Guest presenter is Peter Phillips “Science In Policy: New Methods”. PIRS board room, Diefenbaker Building, University of Saskatchewan, 3–4 p.m. See

WRITERS’ OPEN MIC Presented in partnership with Saskatoon Writers’ Collective. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. See

BRENT BUTT Stand-up comedy by well-known Saskatchewan comic. Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 8 p.m. See

Friday 12

CLUB CONNECT North Saskatoon Business Association breakfast, with guest speaker Ryan Townend “The Art & Science of Effective Marketing”. Saskatoon Inn, registration 7:10 a.m. See

SLED DOG OPEN Canada West women’s and men’s track and field. Saskatoon Field House, Jan. 12–13. See

EMERGING AGRICULTURE HACKATHON This fourth annual event sees students from various University of Saskatchewan colleges work to create technology-based solutions to current challenges in agriculture. University of Saskatchewan, Jan. 12–13. See

PHILOSOPHY IN THE COMMUNITY Erika Dyck discusses “Is the Psychedelic Renaissance More Than a Flashback?” which relates to renewed interest in the therapeutic effects of LSD and other psychedelics. The Refinery, 7 p.m. See

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Staged reading of a 1941 play by Bertolt Brecht that parodies key events that led to the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany. Also includes a pre-show exhibit called Answering the Call about local protests past and present, and a post-reading talk-back. Rawlco Radio Hall, Jan. 12–14, 8 p.m. See

FARM TOY & COLLECTIBLE SHOW Showcase of farm toys, scenes and models. German Cultural Centre, 5–9 p.m., Jan. 13 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Jan. 14 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Adults $5, Children 6–12 $2, Children under 5 free. 306-493-3033.

HUSKIES VS MACEWEN COLLEGE Canada West volleyball. Physical Activity Complex, women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See

HUSKIES VS MANITOBA BISONS Canada West men’s hockey. Rutherford Rink, 7 p.m. See

WILDSIDE WRESTLING: TRANSCENDENCE Professional wrestling. Sutherland Hall, bell at 8 p.m. See

Saturday 13

MENSA IQ TEST Supervised IQ test to see if you qualify for membership in this organization geared to people with higher than average intellects. Venue t.b.a., 2 p.m. $90, or $70 for students. Contact 306-242-7408 or e-mail for details.

A SPECIAL STORYTIME Reading and signing with children’s author Brenda Mintzler. McNally Robinson, 11 a.m. See

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

MALANKA: UKRAINIAN NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION Features a traditional meal, performance by the Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet Ensemble, and music by The Western Senators. Dakota Dunes Casino, dinner at 6:30 p.m. See

HUSKIES VS MACEWEN COLLEGE Canada West volleyball. Physical Activity Complex, women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See

HUSKIES VS MANITOBA BISONS Canada West men’s hockey. Rutherford Rink, 7 p.m. See

DREAM WARRIOR MEMORIAL PRO WRESTLING CLASSIC This grappling event is hosted by The Community Life Project, with proceeds to The House of Bear. TCU Place, pre-show event at 4 p.m., with bell at 7:30 p.m. See

DENIM ON DENIM: A CANADIAN TUXEDO CABARET Proceeds from this cabaret support the 2018 Shinerama Campaign for Cystic Fibrosis in Canada. Includes a beer pong tournament from 7–9 p.m. with a dance at 9 p.m. Sutherland Hall. For tickets e-mail

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. See

MOCK WEDDING Giant interactive party styled as a wedding. Prairieland Park, doors at 8 p.m. 19+. $20.

Sunday 14

CAESAREAN SECTION SUPPORT GROUP Presented in partnership with Prairie Birth Collective. Alice Turner Library, 2–4 p.m. See

Monday 15

MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR Screening of work celebrating mountain sports and adventure. Presented by Banff Centre and Alpine Club of Canada: Saskatchewan Section. TCU Place, 7 p.m. See

Tuesday 16

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION: IMPACTS ON STUDENTS, EMPLOYERS & THE PUBLIC Panel discussion with Kevin Wilson, Ron Piché and Michael Szafron. MLT Aikins Lecture Theatre, College of Law, noon–1 p.m. See

HIKING NORTHERN PORTUGAL Travel presentation by photographer Jannik Plaetner. Alice Turner Library, 2 p.m. See

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MUSIC TALK Music director Eric Paetkau and executive director Mark Turner discuss the Jan. 20 Master’s concert Homecoming featuring guest conductor Tania Miller and trumpeter Guy Few. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See

Wednesday 17

H.O.T. 4.16 Social gathering hosted by Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce with four guest speakers discussing “What’s Hot in Health & Technology”. Rock Creek, 5 p.m. See

7 NIGHTS OF HISTORY Guest speaker Keith Carlson’s talk is titled “The Kidnapping of Indigenous Boys”. Hose and Hydrant Brewing Company, 6 p.m. See

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Shilpi Somaya Gowda Secret Daughter. Alice Turner Library, 7 p.m. See

DISCOVER DOCUMENTARIES Screening are Lisa Jackson’s 2014 film Hidden Legacies and another film on Truth and Reconciliation. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. See

GAYPARDAY & THE BIG QUEER FEUD Game show-style social event hosted by OutSaskatoon. Divas Nightclub, 7 p.m. See

LITERATURE MATTERS This talk by Sheri Benning will include a screening of her short film A Dollhouse on Fire. Grace-Westminster United Church Hall, 7:30 p.m. See

LADY BITS OPEN MIC COMEDY NIGHT Showcase of local stand-up, improv, sketch and spoken word by female and trans/fluid performers. O’Brians Event Centre, 8 p.m. See

ROSA GALVEZ: LAC-MEGANTIC DISASTER This talk about the 2013 tragedy where 74 rail cars carrying light crude derailed, costing 47 Quebec residents their lives, is hosted by Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (Saskatoon Section). Quance Theatre, University of Saskatchewan, 7 p.m. See

Thursday 18

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Brit Bennett The Mothers. Round Prairie Library, 7 p.m. See

SPIN Multi-media performance by Evalyn Parry and percussionist Brad Hart inspired by the real-life adventure of Annie Londonderry — the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1894. Presented as part of Winterruption, with an opening performance by Vanessa Smythe called In Case We Disappear which examines the legacies people leave as they move through different stages of life. The Refinery, Jan. 18–20, 7:30 p.m. See

SHAKEN WITH A TWIST Social gathering of female entrepreneurs with a presentation by Terri Sewell of SPARK Creations and Bookings. Village Guitar & Amp, 5–7 p.m. See

Friday 19

WRITING NORTH The theme of this year’s festival is Hurry Hard: Writing in Competitive Times. Presenters are Martha Baillie, Shane Book, Marina Endicott, Jordan Abel and Kenneth T. Williams. Abel will deliver an opening night keynote with a follow-up Q&A at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Marquis Hall, University of Saskatchewan, Jan. 19–20. See

JACK MACINTOSH: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF ACUINAS’S ARGUMENTS FOR GOD’S EXISTENCE This lecture is hosted by St. Thomas More College. Rm. 1001, 3:30–5 p.m. See

CIRQUE DE CLASSIC Circus-themed fundraiser with live entertainment, refreshments and a dance. Proceeds to CLASSIC which provides legal services and social justice programming for low-income/marginalized residents. Sheraton Cavalier, 6 p.m. See

SASKATCHEWAN RUSH VS BUFFALO BANDITS The Rush are perennial contenders in the National Lacrosse League, so Buffalo will be in tough tonight. But something tells me they’ll still be out to steal two points from the Rush. SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See

HUSKIES VS TRINITY WESTERN Canada West basketball. Physical Activity Complex, women’s game at 6:15 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See

HUSKIES VS CALGARY DINOS Canada West men’s hockey. Rutherford Rink, 7 p.m. See

Saturday 20

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

YOUNG NATURALISTS’ TRACKS AND SCATS Outdoor nature activity geared to children (but a parent or guardian must also attend) where they learn to identify certain animals by the “traces” they leave behind. 1–3 p.m. Pre-register at

ROBBIE BURNS BANQUET Celebration of Scottish tradition and culture with a meal, pipe band, highland dancers and dance with music by Back of the Bus. Gordie Howe Sports Centre (1525 Ave. P South), cocktails at 5 p.m. Adults $50, Children 3–10 $25. Tickets at 306-374-6026 or

DISPLACED This performance recounts tales of three female immigrants from the Great Irish Famine of 1847, post World War II Germany in 1947 and Afghanistan under Taliban rule in 2007. Presented by Ground Cover Theatre. Studio 914, 7:30 p.m. See

LADIES NIGHT OUT: UNDER THE BIG TOP Circus-themed fundraiser and dinner hosted by Saskatoon & District Kinettes with proceeds to support Books for Bikes which encourages elementary school students to read. Sutherland Hall, cocktails at 5:30 p.m. $60. Tickets at 306-280-7953.

MALANKA 2018 This Ukrainian New Year’s celebration is hosted by Rushnychok Ukrainian Folk Dance and includes dinner, a performance and dance. TCU Place, dinner at 6:30 p.m. See

BLADES VS REGINA PATS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See

HUSKIES VS TRINITY WESTERN Canada West basketball. Physical Activity Complex, women’s game at 6:15 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See

HUSKIES VS CALGARY DINOS Canada West men’s hockey. Rutherford Rink, 7 p.m. See

ROBBIE BURNS CELEBRATION This event includes dinner and live entertainment. Hosted by Saskatoon Scottish Country Dancers. All Saints Anglican Hall, 5 p.m. $30. 19+. 306-664-7049.

Sunday 21

ONCE UPON A BRIDE Trade show geared to all things wedding. Prairieland Park, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA: ROMEO AND JULIET Broadcast of a ballet based on Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See

BLADES VS MOOSE JAW WARRIORS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 2 p.m. See

CREATIVE JAM SESSION A creative workshop with Vanessa Smythe who is in Saskatoon for Winterruption. The Refinery, 2 p.m. 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.


HENRY IV: PART 1 & 2 Local production of Shakespeare’s two-part play about the English monarch Henry IV (1367–1413) which explores themes of leadership, responsibility, rivalry and power. Presented by Saskatoon Shakespeare Lab. John Mitchell Building, University of Saskatchewan. Part I is Jan. 5, 9, 11, 16, 18 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Part II is Jan. 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. See

BHP BILLITON ENCHANTED FOREST A drive-through Christmas light display. Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, 5:30–10 p.m. Until Jan. 7, with a vehicle-free light walk on that night from 5:30–9 p.m. 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.

CAMECO MEEWASIN SKATING RINK The rink is now open for public skating in Kiwanis Memorial Park. See

SHELBY LUND: MONOTYPES Exhibition of prints by local artist who was recently chosen as the Saskatchewan winner for BMO Financial Group’s first Art! Invitational Student Art Competition. The Refinery, until Jan. 31. See

WINTER GEOCACHING GAME This tenth annual event, which involves using GPS to locate special outdoor caches, is hosted by Saskatoon and Area Geocaching Association. It runs until Feb. 28. See


I was under the impression last issue that Santa was going to deliver on my Christmas wish by having Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water play in Saskatoon. Instead, the jolly red elf seems to have stiffed me as the movie is nowhere to be seen. What the hell, Santa? /Shane Hnetka


Friday 5

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY There’s a weird pattern I’ve noticed where the first Hollywood release of the new year is always a terrible horror movie. I don’t know why, but I’m beginning to suspect it may be some sinister ritual where one studio sacrifices a terrible horror movie in the hope it will appease the box office gods and lead to a big-money year. Given Hollywood’s struggles at the box office in 2017, last year’s offering (The Bye Bye Man) clearly didn’t find favour with the gods. How will this year’s offering do, I wonder?

Friday 12

THE COMMUTER Despite Liam Neeson announcing he was retiring from action movies, he’s back with another action movie where he’s fighting an evil enemy who forces him to find someone on his commuter train who doesn’t belong. I’m not sure I get the premise. It kind of sounds like he’s going to size-up and confront a bunch of strangers, only to find out at the end that [edited out to avoid possibly giving away the penultimate plot twist]. At least, that’s how I’d do it if I was the screenwriter.

CONDORITO: THE MOVIE I highly doubt this is going to play here. Heck, I’m amazed it’s getting a wide U.S. release. It’s based on a long-running Chilean comic strip that’s popular throughout Latin America. Who is Condorito, you ask? Why, he’s a cartoon condor who is kind of an anti-hero — lazy and unambitious, but also loyal and ingenious.  For his big screen debut, Condorito is set to propose to his girlfriend when his future mother-in-law gets kidnapped by an alien king.

PADDINGTON 2 A sequel to the live action/animated movie about Paddington Bear and his adventures in London. This time out he’s up against evil Hugh Grant who frames Paddington and sends him to prison.

PROUD MARY Taraji P. Henson stars as a hit woman whose life gets turned upside-down when a hit goes wrong. Judging by the poster, the filmmakers are “aiming” for a 1970s Blaxploitation feel with Henson channeling her inner Pam Grier.

Broadway Theatre

Thursday 4

7:00 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL This adaptation of the classic manga by filmmaker Takashi Miike sees an immortal samurai who can reattach his limbs thanks to blood worms get hired to avenge a young woman’s family that was murdered by an evil band of samurai. Additional screenings Jan. 5, 7. 9, 11 at 9 p.m., Jan. 6, 8, 10 at 7 p.m.

9:35 THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE The latest from brilliant filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki about a Finnish restaurant owner who befriends a Syrian refugee who is looking for his missing sister.

Friday 5

7:00 GOD’S OWN COUNTRY A British drama about a Yorkshire sheep farmer who embarks on an affair with a Romanian man he hires to help during lambing season. Additional screenings Jan. 6, 8, 10 at 9:35 p.m., Jan. 7, 9, 11 at 7 p.m.

Friday 12

7:00 PYEWACKET In this Canadian horror movie a young woman summons a spirit to kill her mother. Additional screenings Jan. 13, 15, 17 at 9:30 p.m., Jan. 14, 16 at 7 p.m.

9:00 PARADISE This movie follows three characters whose lives intersect during WWII: a Russian émigré working for the French Resistance, a French collaborator, and a Nazi SS officer. Additional screenings Jan. 13, 15, 17 at 7 p.m., Jan. 14, 16 at 9 p.m.

Saturday 13


1:00 EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT This 2015 drama focuses on a shaman, the last member of his tribe, and two expeditions he undertakes with a German and then an American scientist working in the Amazon in 1909 and 1940.

4:00 DAUGHTER OF THE LAKE This 2015 documentary sees an Andean woman fight to preserve a lake from being polluted by a mining company. Presented by Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity, followed by a moderated discussion.


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Thursday 4

ELLESTAD WIIK DUO at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See

BREWSTER & THE ROOSTERS at Buds on Broadway. See

Friday 5

OLIVER THE CROW featuring Kaitlyn Raitz (cello) and Ben Plotnick (fiddle) at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See

CROOKED CREEK with Aryn El Hefe at Capitol Music Club. See

GOOD NATURE with The Great Fuss and Soft Cotton at Vangelis Tavern.

STONE THE WITCH with Raising Acadia at Amigos Cantina. See

SYLPSTREME at Buds on Broadway. See

GREG REKUS with Tim Holehouse, Dogmom and Brittany Boom at D’lish by Tish, 7 p.m.

WIRES & WOOD at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

Saturday 6

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

SNOWBALL DANCE (as seen on Stranger Things 2) featuring DJs BrendaMachine & AndyGears at Capitol Music Club, doors at 9 p.m. $10. See

HOLLOW OAKS with The Pxtrals and Cryptorchids at Amigos Cantina. See

THINGS WE NEVER DID featuring an evening of Goth, ’80s and New Wave at Vangelis Tavern, 9 p.m. $5.

STUCK IN THE ’80S at Buds on Broadway. See

THE STRANGE VALENTINES at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

LADY HAWKE at Nutana Legion, 8 p.m.

Sunday 7

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

ACOUSTIC NIGHT at Buds on Broadway. See

Monday 8

STORYTELLER MONDAYS with host John Antoniuk and musical guests Ava Wild and Scott Pettigrew. Capitol Music Club, dinner option at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. See

MONDAY MUSIC VIDEO NIGHT at Buds on Broadway. See

Tuesday 9

TONY K. TRIO at Buds on Broadway. See

OPEN STAGE at Capitol Music Club, 8 p.m.

Wednesday 10

TONY K. TRIO at Buds on Broadway. See

Thursday 11

DANNY MICHEL at Village Guitar & Amp, show at 8 p.m. See

DANIEL ROMANO with Ancient Pig at Amigos Cantina. See

UNDER COVER PIRATES at Buds on Broadway. See

Friday 12

MUSIC OF HOPE with host Cal “Crazy Legs” Arcand and guests Country Rock Company, Blackrain, Black Eyed Creez, Midnight Luv, Lost Angels, Leonard Adam & Sons, Dogz of Poker, Kelly Atcheynum, Fred Mitchell and Muarry Potter at O’Brians Event Centre, doors at 7 p.m. Proceeds to support an Indigenous woman with a cancer diagnosis. $20 advance. $25 door.

FOR A BETTER SASKATCHEWAN with Charly Hustle, Parab Poet & DJ Chaps, Night Switch, Anna Haverstock, Nolto, Sabrina Demyen, Shayne Lazarowich and more at Amigos Cantina. Proceeds to support Ryan Meili’s NDP leadership campaign. See

B.C. READ BIG BAND at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See

APOLLO CRUZ at Buds on Broadway. See

ABSCISSION CD RELEASE/FAREWELL SHOW with The Basement Paintings and Glass Hound at Louis’, show at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 13

THE FAPS with Chunder Buffet and Lakeridge Preschool Band at Amigos Cantina. See

SCREAMER at Buds on Broadway. See

THE LOST KEYS at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER at Nutana Legion, 8 p.m.

BEAT DEN PRESENTS BOOTYQUAKE 2.0 with DJs Billy B, Wardrobe Malfunction, Terraformer, Baboon, Kali Yuga and Ruction at Cosmo Seniors Centre. See

Sunday 14

ACOUSTIC NIGHT at Buds on Broadway. See

Monday 8

MONDAY MUSIC VIDEO NIGHT at Buds on Broadway. See

Tuesday 16

CARBON COPY at Buds on Broadway. See

Wednesday 17

TORCHWOOD at Buds on Broadway. See

Thursday 18

RAYANNAH presented as part of Winterruption with Etienne Fletcher at La Troupe du Jour, 7:30 p.m. See

CROSS CANADA FIDDLE FEST presented as part of Winterruption with Gordon Stobbe, JJ Guy, Troy MacGillivray, Patti Kusturok and Donna Turk at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See

TIM HECKER: LOVE STREAMS presented as part of Winterruption at Emmanuel Church, 8:30 p.m. See

MO KENNEY presented as part of Winterruption with Too Soon Monsoon at Amigos Cantina, 9 p.m. See

FOAM LAKE presented as part of Winterruption at Vangelis Tavern, 9 p.m. See

DEHLI 2 DUBLIN presented as part of Winterruption with DJ Khanvict at Louis’, 8:30 p.m. See

LEGENDARY R&B REVUE at Buds on Broadway. See

Friday 19

HEAVY BELL (Matt Peters and Tom Keenan) presented as part of Winterruption at Cosmo Seniors Centre, 8 p.m. See

A SPECIAL EVENING WITH CLOSE TALKER presented as part of Winterruption at Emmanuel Church, 8:30 p.m. See

LINDI ORTEGA presented as part of Winterruption with Taylor Jade at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See

RED FANG presented as part of Winterruption with Shooting Guns at Louis’, 8:30 p.m. See

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (movie screening) presented as part of Winterruption with an opening set by local Ramones tribute band Eh! Oh! Let’s Go! Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See

TODAY IS THE DAY presented as part of Winterruption with Adolyne at Vangelis Tavern, 10 p.m. See

PARTNER presented as part of Winterruption with Duchess Says at Amigos Cantina, 10:30 p.m. See

BRIAN PAUL D.G. & FRIENDS at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

THE GONG SHOW at Buds on Broadway. See

JVST SAY YES presented by RAGGR Records & Eclipse Entertainment with Titus1, Jamgo, CassCity and Phizik at 302 Pacific Ave., 9 p.m. 19+.

Saturday 20

THE DEAD SOUTH presented as part of Winterruption with Gunner + Smith at Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. Sold out. See

TOM WILSON: BEAUTIFUL SCARS presented as part of Winterruption at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See

CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: ABBEY ROAD presented as part of Winterruption with a live performance of The Beatles’ 1969 album. Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See

STEVE VON TILL presented as part of Winterruption with respectfulchild at Cosmo Seniors Centre, 8 p.m. See

BEGONIA presented as part of Winterruption with Jen Lane at Emmanuel Church, 8:30 p.m. See

GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH presented as part of Winterruption with Raeburn at Vangelis Tavern, 10 p.m. See

CHAD VAN GAALEN presented as part of Winterruption at Amigos Cantina, 10:30 p.m. See

HUMBOLDT SPCA FUNDRAISER with Killjoy, Mostly Wanted, The Key of J, Locash, Laika and Hearts&Knives at Capitol Music Club. $10 advance, $15 door. See

REWIND PARTY III: RETURN OF THE BHANGRA PARTY (Hosted by Punjabi Students’ Association) at Twisted Tartan Pub, 9 p.m. 19+.

THE 100TH MERIDIAN at Buds on Broadway. See

HARRY STARTUP at Nutana Legion, 8 p.m.

SHIVERING STRINGS OLD TIME DANCE with music by Gordon Stobbe, JJ Guy, Troy MacGillivray, Kim de Laforest, Patti Kusturok and more at St Joe’s Hall (Broadway and 8th St.), 7:30 p.m. $15. All ages.

Jazz & Classical

Saturday 6

24-HOUR COMPOSITION EXTRAVAGANZA featuring local composers who will create new music starting at 8 a.m. which performers will later learn and perform on Jan. 7 at 8:30 p.m. All activity at the University of Saskatchewan Education Building.

GERHARD WEBER QUARTET at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See

Friday 12

LYELL GUSTIN RECITAL SERIES featuring pianist Catherine Vickers performing work by Debussy, Rameau, Satie, and Chopin. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (436 Spadina Cres. E), performance at 7:30 p.m., with a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. See

TRIO/JAZZ at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

Saturday 13

MARTIN JANOVSKY ORCHESTRA at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See

Saturday 20

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MASTER’S CONCERT This concert Homecoming features guest conductor Tania Miller and artist Guy Few (trumpet), with works Faure (Pelleas et Melisande), Estacio (Trumpet Concerto) and Brahms (Symphony No. 3 in F Major Op. 90). TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See


AKA Artist‑Run Centre

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

AMY MALBEUF: THE LENGTH OF GRIEF: THE DAUGHTERS OF MÉTIS MOTHERS Through the use of personal, family and ancestral narratives, the artist explores concepts of Indigenous feminism, strength and resilience. (Opening reception Jan. 19 at 8 p.m., runs until Feb. 23.)

Darrell Bell Gallery

405-105 21st St. E. | 306-955-5701 |

A WINTER GATHERING A celebration of work by First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists. (Runs into January).

The Eye Gallery

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

TREVOR CARLSON Exhibition by local artist. (Until Feb. 28.)

Frances Morrison Gallery

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

MATEK LEWCZUK: TOTALED Exhibition which explores the idea of how repetitive images impact on our idea of facts and truth. (Opening reception Jan. 4 from 7–9 p.m., runs until Feb. 1.)

Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

Murray Building | 306-966-4208 |

REALMS II This exhibition sees Jon Vaughn present some of his favourite work by favourite artists. (Until Jan. 12, with a closing reception and performance by respectfulchild from 7–10 p.m.)

NEGAR TAJGARDAN: ARTIST TALK Presentation by MFA student. (Jan. 11, noon to 12:50 p.m.)

BEV PIKE: ARTIST TALK Presentation by Winnipeg artist who is in Saskatchewan to open an exhibition at the Dunlop Gallery in Regina called Grottesque. (Jan. 17, noon.)

AARON BOTH: ARTIST TALK Presentation by MFA student. (Jan. 18, noon to 12:50 p.m.)

Paved Art & New Media

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

LIZ KNOX: LAW AND ORDER Video installation in which the artist uses excerpts from three seasons of the crime drama Law & Order (season #1 in 1991, #10 in 2000 and #20 in 2010) to examine how the program reflects contemporary culture. (Opening reception Jan. 19 at 8 p.m., runs until Feb. 24.)

SHOOTING MANUAL: UNDERSTANDING YOUR DIGITAL SLR Free hands-on workshop for PAVED members presented by Carey Shaw. (Jan. 10, 7 p.m.)

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.)

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS Screening of the 2013 drama by Indigenous filmmaker Jeff Barnaby. (Jan. 5, 7 p.m. 18+.)

THE WHALE Screening of a film by Suzanna Chisholm and Michael Parfit based on the true story of an Orca that got separated from its pod. (Jan. 6, 1 p.m. Rated General).

ARTFUL READINGS Debut of a book discussion series. Tonight: Ushma Thakrar discusses Alain de Botton’s The Architecture of Happiness (2008) which examines how people shape, and are shaped, by their surroundings. (Jan. 9, 7 p.m.)

ON THE MILKY ROAD Screening of Emir Kusturica 2016 Serbian war drama. (Jan. 12, 7 p.m.)

LUGO Annual art party for people 19+ which includes live performances and installations. The works this year are on the theme of collaboration, improvisation and collectivity. Presented by PotashCorp. (Jan. 13, 8 p.m. See the Remai website for ticket information.)

CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP Open to adults, with all materials provided. (Jan. 16, 7 p.m. $30. Register at 306-975-8031 or e-mail

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION: HAEGUE YANG Based in Berlin and Seoul, this artist’s piece Four Times Sol LeWitt Upside Down: Version Point to Point is on display in Field Guide. (Jan. 16, 7 p.m.)

JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE Screening of Xavier Dolan’s 2016 family drama. (Jan. 19, 7 p.m.)

NORTH BY NORTHWEST Screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint. (Jan. 20, 1 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. (Until Jan. 20.)

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 which explores notions of duality. (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 Jan. 10.)

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 Jan. 10.)

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.

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 |

PERMANENT COLLECTION Display of artifacts and archival documents recounting the settlement history of Ukrainian-Canadians in Canada.

BRAVING THE COLD Exhibition of images and artifacts examining the clothing worn by early Ukrainian pioneers to survive frigid prairie winters. (Until Feb. 10.)

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

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

WHEN RAVEN BECAME SPIDER This exhibition features work by six contemporary Indigenous artists whose work blends traditional oral storytelling and modern pop culture influences. Curated by Leena Minifie, with contributions from Joi T. Arcand, Sonny Assu, Julianne Beaudin-Herney, Shaun Beyale, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Jeffrey Veregge. (Opening reception Jan. 13 from 2–4 p.m., runs until March.)

WE THE NORTH: CONTEMPORARY INUIT ART This exhibition is presented in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan, and explores the evolving practice of some Inuit artists and filmmakers who are working with new media and subject matter. (Opening reception Jan. 13 from 2–4 p.m., runs until March.)

RUTH CUTHAND: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE The artist will facilitate three drop-in programs for older youth and adults: Beadhive (Jan. 9 and 16), Pop Up Art (Jan. 10 and 17) and Onsite Studio (Jan. 11 and 18). The programs run 1–4 p.m., and are free.

Western Development Museum

2610 Lorne Ave. | 306-931-1910 |

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.)

FROM TABLE TO PAGE: WRITING DOWN THOSE IMPORTANT STORIES Workshop on memoir writing with Glorie Tebbutt. It begins on Jan. 16, and will meet every second Tuesday from 1:30–3:30 p.m. for eight sessions until May 1. $171 for WDM members, $190 for non-members.