CITY EVENTS

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

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Tuesday 6

TUESDAYS AT TWO: EASTERN EUROPE Travel presentation by Nina Henry. Alice Turner Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Wednesday 7

LEVEL-UP LIFESTYLE SEMINAR This three-day event will provide youth 16+ with guidance on developing essential life skills for personal and career-related growth. Affinity St. Mary’s Credit Union (1515 20th St. W.), Dec. 7–9. See sask.coop/level_up.html for details.

BLIND SPOT Screening of Geoff Leo’s documentary on absent fathers in Indigenous families. Library on 20th Street, 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BLADES VS CALGARY HITMEN WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

HOLIDAY BUZZ Get your brush on at this paint night. Capitol Music Club. See capitolclubyxe.ca.

Thursday 8

NEW HOPE DOG RESCUE: CHRISTMAS PUPPY SHOWCASE Fundraiser for local dog rescue organization. Bone and Biscuit (3020 Preston Ave.), 6:30–7:30 p.m. See newhoperescue.org.

NUTANA WINTERLUDE 2016 Holiday celebration which includes hourly performances by Sum Theatre of a play based on Roch Carrier’s The Hockey Sweater, fire spinning, free sleigh rides, children’s games and crafts, and Indigenous dancers (Friday night only). Hosted by Nutana Community Association. École Victoria School (639 Broadway Ave.), Dec. 8–10 from 5–8 p.m.

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

GENS HELLQUIST SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC Free STI testing and all-ages drop-in. OUTSaskatoon (201-320 21st St. W.), Thursdays from 5–8 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

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

Friday 9

FRIDAYS AT TWO: IT’S TOO LATE, BABY Local quartet performs folk and pop songs from the 1960s and ’70s. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

TWO SPIRIT FRIDAYS Social gathering with special activities each Friday. OutSaskatoon (201-320 21st St. W.), 5–9 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

OUTSASKATOON: HOLIDAY GATHERING Social night for all the groups at OutSaskatoon. Mana Bar (523 28th St. W.), 6–10 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

BEER CHEER FUNDRAISER This annual holiday fundraiser is presented by Free Flow Dance Theatre and includes variety show-style entertainment by the Rosebuds Burlesque Club and friends. $20, with $5 off if you bring a beer. See freeflowdance.com.

Saturday 10

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET 19th St & Ave B, Saturdays 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.

MEGA SNOW CHRISTMAS SHOW Trade show with dozens of vendors to provide people with Christmas gift ideas. Prairieland Park, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $5, with $1 donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan, and 12 and under free.

THE MET: LIVE IN HD Broadcast of Kaija Saariaho’s opera L’Amour de Loin which is set in the 12th century and tells the story of a long distance love affair. Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

NEW HOPE DOG RESCUE: SANTA PHOTOS Have your pet get a photo taken with the jolly bearded one himself. Wilson’s Greenhouse (corner of Hwy #5 & McOrmand Rd.), 11 a.m.–4 p.m. $10. See newhoperescue.org.

CHRISTMAS PRESENCE Features poems, music, stories and refreshments to celebrate the holiday season. 408 20th St. W. (Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra venue), doors at 6:30 p.m.
Admission by donation with proceeds to The Friendship Inn.

UPTOWN STOMP Holiday swing dance party hosted by Saskatoon Lindy Hop for all ages and skill levels. Free Flow Dance Centre (224 25th St. W.). Beginner lesson 8 p.m., dancing from 9 p.m.–midnight. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca.

XMAS DINNER & DANCE Features a Christmas meal with music by Harry Startup. Nutana Legion, 6:30 p.m. $25. 306-374-6303 ext. 1.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing every Saturday from 7:30–9:30 p.m. Campus Drive southwest. See physics.usask.ca/observatory.

Sunday 11

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

SPORT CARD & COLLECTIBLE SHOW Dealers from across the province will be selling, buying and trading merchandise. Nutana Legion Hall (3021 Louise St.), noon–5 p.m. See saskatoonsportcard.ca.

BLADES VS MOOSE JAW WARRIORS This WHL hockey game features a special promotion for children’s choirs — six of which will perform at different spots during the game. SaskTel Centre, 4 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

Monday 12

CARD & BOARD GAMES A social afternoon of classic board games such as Scrabble and chess. The Glen at Crossmount (5 km south on Highway 219), Mondays from 2–4 p.m. See theglenatcrossmount.ca.

BUILDING STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH ADULT CHILDREN This one-hour seminar addresses issues such as financial boundaries, personal relationships, marriage and children. Admin C280, University of Saskatchewan, 11 a.m. 306-966-4580.

Tuesday 13

TUESDAYS AT TWO: STICKS & STONES Screening of a documentary examining curling’s transformation into an Olympic sport. Alice Turner Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CAESAREAN BIRTH GROUP Support group for women who have, or who are planning to have, a caesarean birth. Rusty Macdonald Branch Library, 6:45 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WOMEN’S NIGHT OUT Queer and allied women’s social. Avenue Community Centre, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

GENDER REVOLUTION Transgender discussion group. USSU Pride Centre, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

Wednesday 14

KOHKUMS IN TOYLAND Opening day. See Ongoing.

FARMS AT THE TABLE: MAKING CONNECTIONS This conference includes panel discussions and presentations on modern farming and ranching to build trust with consumers about the ethics and environmental sustainability of food production. Hosted by Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan. Saskatoon Inn, with an opening panel and networking reception at 7 p.m., followed by a day-long program on Dec. 15. See farmfoodcaresk.org.

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

RAINBOW COFFEE Youth drop-in for 13–19 year old Gay Straight Alliance members, allies and friends. Avenue Community Centre, Wednesdays from 4:30–6:30 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

COFFEE ROW Social gathering for older LGBTQ adults. OUT Saskatoon (201-320 21st St. W.). Wednesdays from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

BLADES VS EDMONTON OIL KINGS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

ALICE TURNER BOOK CLUB Tonight: Harold Johnson’s Corvus. Alice Turner Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

THE DROP BOX Screening of a documentary about South Korea pastor who devised a unique way to safeguard babies in danger of being abandoned by desperate mothers. Refreshments provided. The Library on 20th Street, 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

COMEDY XMAS SPECIAL Features Kelly Taylor and guests. Capitol Music Club, 8:30 p.m. $20 advance. See capitolclubyxe.ca.

BOLLYWOOD DANCE/FITNESS CLASS Open to all skill levels. Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, Wednesdays from 7:30–8:30 p.m. See bwdancefitness.com.

Thursday 15

HOLIDAY HOOPLA Child-friendly concert sing-a-long with Sylvia Chave. The Refinery, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m. $7 advance, $ 9 door, children under two free. See ontheboards.ca.

MICRO BUDGET FEATURE FILM DISCUSSION Roundtable discussion hosted by the Recording Arts Institute to explore ideas on how to do small budget feature films in Saskatoon. 1926 Albert Ave. 4 p.m. See rais.ca.

DATE NIGHT Billed as a comedy dance night with Chantel Marostica and DJ Dopamine with guests Dakota Ray Hebert, Alex Wurst, Cinde Treen and more. Saskatoon Event Centre, doors at 9 p.m. See saskatooneventcentre.com.

GODDESS SACRED DANCE CLASS Geared to girls and women 13+ and all fitness levels.
Saskatoon Farmers Market, Thursdays from 6–7:30 p.m. See odissidancecanada.wordpress.com.

Friday 16

SASKATCHEWAN RUSH VS CALGARY ROUGHNECKS: CHRISTMAS SHOWDOWN After conducting a training camp in Langley, B.C. where they played exhibition games against the Colorado Mammoth and Vancouver Stealth on Dec. 3–4, the Rush return home to play a third exhibition game against their National Lacrosse League rivals from Calgary. In an addition to honing their skills for the 2017 season, the teams will be raising funds for the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See saskrush.com.

A WIDE OPEN CHRISTMAS Opening Day. See Ongoing.

Saturday 17

CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE Proceeds go to support church activities. Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (919 20th St. W.), 1–3 p.m. Free admission.

BLADES VS BRANDON WHEAT KINGS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

Sunday 18

SPEED DATING AT THE CAPITOL In a slump in the dating/romance department, here’s your chance to meet some new people. Capitol Music Club, 6–8 p.m. See capitolclubyxe.ca.

Monday 19

ART THERAPY IN THE AFTERNOON Workshop on creativity led by art therapist Jill Scott. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Wednesday 21

WINTER SOLSTICE GATHERING Includes a light circle at 5:30 p.m., feast at 6:30 p.m., with a dance to follow. OUT Saskatoon (201-320 21st St. W.). See outsaskatoon.ca.

CELEBRATE WINTER SOLSTICE Community gathering to mark the longest night of the year. Includes stories, music and a finger food potluck feast. Hosted by Saskatoon Unitarians. Station 20 West (1120 20th St. W.), 7 p.m. See ucsaskatoon.org.


Ongoing

KOHKUMS IN TOYLAND This play by Curtis Peeteetuce sees two characters go in search of the perfect Christmas gift at a discount toy store just north of their home reserve. Presented by Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre. Broadway Theatre, Dec. 14 and 16 at 1 and 8 p.m., Dec. 15 and 17 at 8 p.m. See gtnt.ca.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL This adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story by Michael Shamata remains faithful to the spirit of the original tale about a hard-hearted miser who finally learns the true meaning of Christmas. Presented by Persephone Theatre. Rawlco Radio Hall. Until Dec. 18, 8 p.m., with select matinee performances at 2 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: CHRISTMAS DINNER THEATRE Features dinner and live performance of this heartwarming Christmas classic about a small town businessman who, with the help of an angel, learns about all the good he’s done for his community. Barn Playhouse (25 km north of Saskatoon), Dec. 7–10, Dec. 14–17 at 6 p.m., and Dec. 11 and 18 at noon. See barnplayhouse.com.

A WIDE OPEN CHRISTMAS Holiday-themed variety show by local theatre troupe featuring over 20 hand puppets. The Refinery, Dec. 16–23, includes morning, afternoon and evening performances. See ontheboards.ca for schedule.

MONTY STEALS CHRISTMAS Billed as a “Prairie Panto”, this family-friendly Christmas adventure features music, comedy and puppets. The run includes dinner options on select days. Presented by Dancing Sky Theatre in Meacham, until Dec. 18. See dancingskytheatre.com.

COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER This dinner takes place on Dec. 23 at OutSaskatoon (201-320 21st St. W.), but you’re asked to RSVP in advance to hello@outsaskatoon.ca. See outsaskatoon.ca.

BHP BILLITON ENCHANTED FOREST A drive-through Christmas light display. Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, 5:30–10 p.m. Runs daily until Jan. 7. Proceeds to Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation and Saskatoon Zoo Foundation. See enchanted-forest.org.

LOCAL ARTIST ALERT SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival is accepting applications to perform at the 2017 festival until Jan. 9. For details see saskjazz.com/artists.

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

HELPING LITTLE HANDS AT CHRISTMAS Until Dec. 31 the German Cultural Centre is collecting non-perishable food, baby food, diapers, boys and girls undergarments and more for the Saskatoon Crisis Nursery. 160 Cartwright St. E. 306-244-6868 ext 203.