The Fall Arts Guide

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SEPTEMBER

Thursday 13

WRITERS’ OPEN MIC NIGHT Presented in partnership with Saskatoon Writers’ Collective. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. Additional sessions Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

VIDO-INTERVAC COMMUNITY LIAISON: PUBLIC MEETING Guest speaker Andrew Potter discusses the committee which oversees a Level 3 bio-containment facility at University of Saskatchewan. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Friday 14

S.M. BEIKO: CHILDREN OF THE BLOODLANDS Launch for the second book in The Realms of Ancient series, includes a Q & A with Beiko and fellow fantasy author Clare C. Marshall. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

PHILOSOPHY IN THE COMMUNITY Guest speaker: Emer O’Hagan “What is Forgiveness?” The Refinery, 7 p.m. See usask.ca/philosophy/community.

Saturday 15

PUBLISHING SYMPOSIUM Hosted by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and SaskBooks, with presentations by Jillian Bell (The Basics of Publishing), Kate Sutherland (A Primer on Canadian Defamation Law for Writers) and Kimmy Beach (James Bond in the Classroom: Stealing Poetry to Fill out the Curriculum). Cliff Wright Library, 1-4 p.m. Register at skwriter.com.

BILL WAISER: HISTORY MATTERS: STORIES FROM SASKATCHEWAN Signing for a book on Saskatchewan’s complex and fascinating history. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

MARDI MICHELS: IN THE FRENCH KITCHEN WITH KIDS This launch for a cookbook on family-friendly French cuisine features a conversation between Michels and Renée Kohlman. McNally Robinson, 2 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Sunday 16

WORD ON THE STREET This annual book and magazine festival features over 50 authors and exhibitors including Sharon Butala, Ins Choi, Chelsea Coupal, Carol Daniels, Brian Goldman, Trevor Herriot, Alice Kuipers, Randy Lundy, Arthur Slade and more. Broadway Ave. and surrounding area, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See thewordonthestreet.ca.

Monday 17

CRONKITE MEMORIAL LECTURE IN PUBLIC LAW Guest speaker Dick Pound will discuss “Creating a Parallel Legal Universe: The Fight Against Doping in Sport”. Convocation Hall, University of Saskatchewan, 7-8:30 p.m. Pre-register at poundlecture.eventbrite.ca.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Tayari Jones An American Marriage. Additional meetings Oct. 22: Hannah Kent Burial Rites, Nov. 19: Cherie Dimaline The Marrow Thieves and Dec. 17: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette Suzanne. Carlyle King Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Tuesday 18

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MUSIC TALK Music director Eric Paetkau and executive director Mark Turner discuss the Sept. 22 Master’s Concert with guest pianist Tony Yike Yang. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Wednesday 19

RUTH CUTHAND: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE This residency with Saskatchewan First Nations artist Ruth Cuthand runs today and Sept. 26. Co-presented with Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Gordon Oaks Red Bear Student Centre, 1-4 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

SALLY MEADOWS: THE UNDERDOG DUCK Launch for a youth novel about a boy who goes to live with his grandfather when his mom gets sick. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

WRITE ON WEDNESDAYS Weekly drop-in session for local writers. Presented in partnership with Saskatoon Writers’ Collective. Frances Morrison Library, every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Christine Fischer Guy The Umbrella Mender. Additional meetings Oct. 17: Catherine Hernandez Scarborough, Nov. 20: Colson Whitehead The Underground Railroad and Dec. 19: Kate Quinn The Alice Project. Alice Turner Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE WELCOME This reception welcomes 2018-19 writer Elizabeth Phillips, and includes a conversation between Phillips and last year’s resident writer Katherine Lawrence. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SEVEN NIGHTS OF HISTORIC VILLAINY This monthly lecture series is presented by University of Saskatchewan History department. Tonight: Courtnay Konshuh “A 16th-Century German Duchess of Pure Evil”. Hose & Hydrant, 6 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Thursday 20

MARION MUTALA: MY BUDDY, DIDO! Launch for a new illustrated children’s book about a beloved grandfather. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Cherie Dimaline The Marrow Thieves. Additional meetings Oct. 18: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette Suzanne, Nov. 15: Christine Fischer Guy The Umbrella Mender and Dec. 20: Catherine Hernandez Scarborough. Round Prairie Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATOON NATURE SOCIETY: SPEAKER SERIES Gary Wobeser discusses “Tyzzer’s Disease: Of Muskrats, Mice and Men”. Rm 106 (Biology Building), University of Saskatchewan, 7:30 p.m.

Friday 21

CANADIAN PALEONTOLOGY CONFERENCE Most of the programming is geared to delegates, but there is a public lecture by Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s Ryan McKellar “Cretaceous Amber: Glimpses of Terrestrial Ecosystems During the ‘Age of Dinosaurs’” on Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. University of Saskatchewan, Sept. 21-23. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Saturday 22

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE: COMMUNITY FORUM & AGM (Regina) The forum is open to the public. Guest-speaker is Simon Enoch from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (Saskatchewan Branch) who will discuss the pros and cons of basic annual income. MacKenzie Gallery. See artsalliance.sk.ca.

MIKE PARKER: THE NICK OF TIME Signing for a science-fiction novel which involves teleportation. McNally Robinson, 3 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Sunday 23

JUDY LEBLANC & CORNELIA HOOGLAND: BOOK SIGNING The authors are launching a short story collection (Promise of Water) and long poem (Trailer Park Elegy). McNally Robinson, 3 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Tuesday 25

SASKATCHEWAN PRAIRIE CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN: WEBINAR Today’s topic: Grassland Songbirds and Nature Conservancy of Canada’s New Valleyview Property. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

EVERYBODY’S BOOK CLUB Today: Colson Whitehead The Underground Railroad. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. Additional meetings Oct. 30: Kate Quinn The Alice Network, Nov. 27: Tayari Jones An American Marriage and Dec. 18: Hannah Kent Burial Rites. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

VALERIE KORINEK: PRAIRIE FAIRIES: A HISTORY OF QUEER COMMUNITIES AND PEOPLE IN WESTERN CANADA, 1930-1985 Launch for a book looking at early queer history in western Canada. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

DO SASK BOOK CLUB This book club is open to the public. Tonight: Mary Roach Grunt. Prairie Ink Restaurant, 7 p.m. Additional meetings Oct. 30: Jana Casale The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky; Nov. 27 Kayleen Schaefer Text Me When You Get Home and Dec. 18 Hans Rosling Factfulness. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE Tyler Wist, an Agriculture Canada researcher, discusses how inspiration for gruesome aliens in science-fiction such as face-huggers, chest-bursters and paralyzers can often be found in insect predators. Co-presented with Global Biotech Week. Winston’s Pub, 7:30-9 p.m.

Wednesday 26

GAIL BOWEN: A DARKNESS OF THE HEART This launch for the latest book in the Joanne Kilbourn mystery series features a conversation between Bowen and Joanne Paulson. Co-presented by Word on the Street. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

LITERATURE MATTERS Guest speaker Ella Ophir discusses “Comics, Fiction, and ‘The Actual Documentary Truth’ of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home”. Grace-Westminster Church (505 10th St. E.), 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Thursday 27

BUILDING PORTABLE MRIS FOR ASTRONAUTS & BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH Presentation by Gordon Sarty on building medical technology for space. Presented by the Department of Psychology. Arts 153, University of Saskatchewan, 3 p.m. See usask.ca.

ARCHAEOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY 50TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE SERIES Today: James B. Waldram “An Imperative to Cure: Engaging Indigenous ‘Medicine’ Through Collaborative Ethnographic Research with Q’eqchi’ Maya Healers in Belize”. Arts 206, 4:30 to 6 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

LAUREN HEISTAD & ANNETTE CAMPAGNE This event mixes presentations on health and spiritual wellness with musical interludes. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

AN EVENING WITH YANN MARTEL This event with the well-known Saskatoon writer is part of Prairie Centre for Ecumenism’s Creating Connections conference on the theme: Celebrating Religious Diversity in the Arts. Remai Arts Centre, 7 p.m. See pcecumenism.ca.

Friday 28

CULTURE DAYS This annual weekend celebration of culture includes open houses, performances, exhibitions, workshops and other activities. To get more details on the events see the promotional insert in this issue or visit culturedays.ca (search for Saskatoon events).

Saturday 29

NUIT BLANCHE This fifth annual nocturnal arts festival is concentrated in the Riversdale, Downtown and Broadway neighbourhoods and includes a mix of art installations, performances, projections and more. To get details on the artists involved see nuitblanchesaskatoon.ca.

Sunday 30

KEL D. ORB: YASGUR’S FARM Signing for a book by Orb (pen name of Kelly Wionzek) inspired by the Woodstock music festival in 1969. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

OCTOBER

Thursday 4

HAROLD R. JOHNSON: CLIFFORD: A MEMOIR, A FICTION, A FANTASY, A THOUGHT EXPERIMENT Reading and signing for a new fictional memoir about the author’s late brother. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Friday 5

AN EVENING WITH HELEN HUMPHREYS Reading and signing by the author of such books as Machine Without Horses and The Ghost Orchard. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Saturday 6

EDWARD WILLETT: WORLDSHAPER Signing for a debut novel in a new fantasy series. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Tuesday 9

SASKATCHEWAN PRAIRIE CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN: WEBINAR Guest presenter: Kirsten Palmier discusses “Bees and Pathogens”. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

MONIQUE GRAY SMITH: TILLY AND THE CRAZY EIGHTS Launch for novel about a woman recruited to drive eight elders to a powwow. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Wednesday 10

TOWARDS A NEW ETHNOHISTORY: COMMUNITY ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP AMONG THE PEOPLE OF THE RIVER Launch for an anthology which explores issues of colonization and ethnohistory, with a presentation by co-editor Keith Thor Carlson. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Thursday 11

KENDAL NETMAKER: DRIVEN TO SUCCEED: FROM POVERTY TO PODIUM Launch for a memoir by the First Nations businessperson who founded NeechieGear. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Friday 12

FINE ARTS RESEARCH LECTURE SERIES IN MUSIC Guest speaker is Gordon Foote from the University of Toronto. Quance Theatre, 12:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

SHOWCASE 2018 (Regina) Includes a mix of performing arts, visual art exhibits and concerts, along with workshops and a trade show. Host hotel is Ramada Plaza, and the performance venues are the Performing Arts Centre and Westminster United Church. Presented by Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils. Oct. 12-14. See osac.ca.

Saturday 13

REWORKING CLASS: SETTING A NEW AGENDA FOR CANADIAN & WORKING CLASS HISTORY This two-day symposium explores academic approaches to reframing working class history. St. Thomas More College, Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. See stmcollege.ca.

JESSICA WILLIAMS: MAMA’S CLOUD & THE MEALTIME MONSTER Launch for two new children’s books. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Sunday 14

KENNETH OPPEL: INKLING Reading and signing for a young adult book about a struggling writer and his family. McNally Robinson, 2 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

SASKATCHEWAN LIBRARY WEEK With the emergence of the Internet, some people have argued libraries are passé. Rather than Dewey Decimal Systeming themselves into irrelevance though, libraries are reinventing themselves as community hubs. That’s the focus of this 42nd annual celebration which has the theme “Libraries Matter!” Oct. 14-20. See saskla.ca.

Monday 15

SANDRA WALKER: THE PATH TO WILD FOOD: EDIBLE PLANTS AND RECIPES FOR CANADA Launch for a field guide and recipe book on ethical eating. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Wednesday 17

WICIHITOWIN ABORIGINAL ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE This event will provide an opportunity for community organizations, government and business to learn about respectful engagement and service delivery with Indigenous people. TCU Place, Oct. 17-18. See afcs.ca.

SEVEN NIGHTS OF HISTORIC VILLAINY Tonight: Ashleigh Androsoff “Mr. Burrows: The Tunnels of Moose Jaw’s Fictional Villainous Laundry Owner”. Hose & Hydrant, 6 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Thursday 18

ARCHAEOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY 50TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE SERIES Today: Rudy Reimer “Engaging the Past in New Ways: Tales from Filming APTN’s ‘Wild Archaeology’”. Rm. 18, Edward School of Business, 4:30 to 6 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

BETTY-ANN HEGGIE: GENDER PHYSICS: UNLOCK THE ENERGY YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD TO GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT Launch for book where the author offers up ideas for achieving success. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Friday 19

PHILOSOPHY IN THE COMMUNITY Guest speaker: Derek Postnikoff “Re-envisioning the Liberal Arts”. The Refinery, 7 p.m. See usask.ca/philosophy/community.

JAMES TRETTWER: THORN-FIELD Launch for a new book of short stories about small town life. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Saturday 20

SASKATCHEWAN WRITERS’ GUILD: FALL CONFERENCE The theme is “Easy Writers: Freedom and Writing”, and presenters include David A. Robertson, Halli Lilburn, Vijay Kachru, Tenille Campbell, JJ Robinson, Indigenous Poets’ Society and dee Hobsbawn Smith. Canadian writer/researcher Sarah de Leeuw delivers the Caroline Heath Memorial Lecture on “Literary Non-fiction and Poetry in a Time of Reconciliation” (Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.). Park Town Hotel, Oct. 20-21. See skwriter.com.

Monday 22

GEORGE GERARD, RAMAZAN SARAL & TERRIANN WALLING: TEGERA Launch for a book that offers a mystical journey through time and space. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Tuesday 23

LITERARY HISTORY OF SASKATCHEWAN VOLUME 3: ADVANCES Launch for a book co-edited by David Carpenter and Kelly-Anne Riess that focuses on Regina’s literary culture. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Wednesday 24

BARBARA LANGHORST & JOANNA LILLEY Launch for two works of fiction Want and Worry Stones. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

BOTANIZING IN THE ALTAI MOUNTAINS OF RUSSIA & MONGOLIA Judging by the title this presentation by Alan Weninger involves high altitude plants in central Europe. Hosted by Saskatchewan Perennial Society. Emmanuel Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskperennial.ca.

Thursday 25

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS AWARDS (Regina) Gala to celebrate artistic excellence with awards for individuals and organizations in seven categories. Presented by Saskatchewan Arts Board with guest artists t.b.a. Casino Regina, reception at 6:30 p.m., with show and after-party to follow. See saskartsboard.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN HOCKEY: THE GAME OF OUR LIVES Launch for an anthology edited by Allan Safarik, with readings by Robert Currie, William Robertson, Glen Sorestad, Brenda Zeman and more. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

KEENAN LECTURE Guest presenter is James L. Heft. St. Thomas More College, 7:30 p.m. See usask.ca.

Friday 26

FINE ARTS RESEARCH LECTURE SERIES IN MUSIC Guest speakers are Dean McNeill, Mike Rud and Amanda Tosoff. Quance Theatre, 12:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

CBC MASSEY LECTURES Guest presenter Tanya Talaga (Seven Fallen Feathers) will explore Indigenous/Canadian relations in the talk “All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward”. Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Tuesday 30

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE University of Saskatchewan Geography and Planning professor Ryan Walker delivers a special Halloween-themed talk “The City: A Veil Between Worlds” that explores the idea of people living and dead, past and present, residing together and interacting through a city’s buildings and public spaces. Winston’s Pub, 7:30-9 p.m.

MICHAEL BARCLAY: THE NEVER ENDING PRESENT: THE STORY OF GORD DOWNIE AND THE TRAGICALLY HIP Launch for a book looking at the career and legacy of Canada’s favourite rock band. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

NOVEMBER

Thursday 1

GRAMPA, WILL YOU TELL ME A STORY? Launch for a children’s book written by Dianne Young and illustrated by Brian Crane. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Saturday 3

WRITE HERE AT SPL This is a meet and greet for local writers interested in participating in National Novel Writing Month. Alice Turner Library, 1 p.m., with a second gathering Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Sunday 4

AN EVENING WITH DAVE WILLIAMS Reading and signing for the Canadian astronaut’s new book Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe. McNally Robinson, 2 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Monday 5

TED BARRIS: THE DAM BUSTERS: CANADIAN AIRMEN AND THE SECRET RAID AGAINST NAZI GERMANY Reading and signing for a book recounting a major Allied air raid in WWII. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Tuesday 6

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MUSIC TALK Music director Eric Paetkau and executive director Mark Turner discuss the Nov. 10 Master’s Concert We Will Remember which commemorates the centennial of the WWI Armistice. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Wednesday 7

GRANT GUY: BLUES FOR A MUSTANG & THE LIFE AND LIES OF CALAMITY JANE Launch for two books of short stories by a Winnipeg writer. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Thursday 8

ARCHAEOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY 50TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE SERIES Today: Clinton Westman “Cultural Politics of Energy: Community-Engaged Environmental Anthropology in Canada’s Tar Sands”. Arts 102, 4:30 to 6 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Friday 9

PHILOSOPHY IN THE COMMUNITY Guest speaker: Valery Chirkov “The Stoic Way to Inner Resilience, Peace, and Harmonious Living”. The Refinery, 7 p.m. See usask.ca/philosophy/community.

Monday 12

RICK MERCER: THE FINAL REPORT Launch for memoir by the noted comic and social commentator. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Wednesday 14

CLINT CANNON: EXPLORING THE OLD TRANS-CANADA EAST: CANADA’S ROUTE 66 Launch for a companion book to an earlier work where the author explored the Trans-Canada Highway’s western half. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Tuesday 20

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE University of Saskatchewan researcher Prakash Venglat discusses why we should listen to plants. To begin with, they’ve been around a lot longer than us, and while we’ve used them for food, medicine and more, they offer life lessons on overcoming stress, adapting to change and finding ways to thrive in new environments. Winston’s Pub, 7:30-9 p.m.

Wednesday 21

FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGE KEEPERS CONFERENCE The conference brings together academics, elders, community leaders and students to discuss Indigenous languages, cultures and knowledge. Hosted by Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre. Saskatoon Inn, Nov. 21-22. See sicc.sk.ca.

SEVEN NIGHTS OF HISTORIC VILLAINY Tonight: Keith Carlson “Joseph Trutch and Richard Moody: Canada’s Pacific Coast Villains who Destroyed Indigenous Societies”. Hose & Hydrant, 6 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Wednesday 28

PERENNIAL GARDENING IN SASKATOON Presentation by Bernadette Vangool. Hosted by Saskatchewan Perennial Society. Emmanuel Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskperennial.ca.

DECEMBER

Thursday 6

JUDY MCCROSKY: MISS BINGLEY REQUESTS Launch for a book of historical fiction inspired by Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Friday 14

PHILOSOPHY IN THE COMMUNITY Guest speaker: Leslie Howe “Role Models: A Really Bad (Faith) Idea”. The Refinery, 7 p.m. See usask.ca/philosophy/community.


Film

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday 19

QUEER CITY CINEMA & PERFORMATORIUM (Regina) This annual festival focuses on films, video, live performance and related discussion on LGBT+ history, identity and other issues. The 2018 theme is Visual Q: Resistance, Defiance, Protest, Action, and festival partners include the Dunlop Gallery, RPL Theatre and University of Regina. The festival runs Sept. 19-22. See queercitycinema.ca.

Friday 21

RIVERSDALE SILENT CLASSICS SERIES Screening is the 1911 Italian film Dante’s Inferno which is based on Dante’s famous tale about the Virgil’s journey through the nine circles of hell. Score by Maurizio Guarini (Goblin). Roxy Theatre, 8 p.m. See rainbowcinemas.ca.

Friday 28

HUMP! FILM FESTIVAL This program of short erotic/XXX films features a wide range of people in terms of gender, age, body type and sexual orientation. Curated by sex-positive indie columnist and cultural critic Dan Savage. Roxy Theatre, 8 p.m. See humpfilmfest.com.

OCTOBER

Saturday 6

SASKATOON FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL: 48 HOUR CHALLENGE Screening of short films done by local filmmakers during a single weekend in September. The teams were each given a line of dialogue, prop and genre and now get to show their work. Broadway Theatre, 1 p.m. See skfilmfest.com.

Friday 26

RIVERSDALE SILENT CLASSICS SERIES Screening is the 1920 horror film Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 tale about a gentleman doctor (John Barrymore) who unleashes his dark side by drinking an experimental serum. Score by Saskatoon Goth rock band The New Jacobin Club. Roxy Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See rainbowcinemas.ca.

NOVEMBER

Thursday 8

RIVERSDALE SILENT CLASSICS SERIES Screening is a special Cine Concert program celebrating pioneer French filmmaker and illusionist Georges Méliès (1861-1938) whose best known work is A Trip to the Moon (1902). The screening includes a live score. Roxy Theatre, 8 p.m. See rainbowcinemas.ca.

Wednesday 14

SASKATOON FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL Eighth annual festival devoted to boundary pushing films in various genres from documentary and feature length to animation and shorts. Broadway Theatre, Nov. 14-18. See skfilmfest.com.

Friday 23

SASKATCHEWAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Regina) Hosted by Saskatchewan Filmpool, this salute to independent film includes screenings and awards in six categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Student Film, Best Acting and Audience Choice. Artesian, 7 p.m. See sifa.ca.


Live Music

OCTOBER

Monday 1

MERKULES with Caspian, Evil Ebenezer and Lil Windex with local support at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

Wednesday 3

RICHARD INMAN with Dana Lee at Capitol Music Club, doors at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 4

SHOOTER JENNINGS at Broadway Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

LEAGUE OF WOLVES with The Proud Sons and The Velvet Threads at Capitol Music Club, doors at 8:30 p.m.

SASKATOON MUSICIANS’ ASSOCIATION GALA with guest artists including B.C. Read, Graham Dyck, Gillian Snider & Leslie Stanwyck, Hannah Lissel-DeCorby and Apollo Cruz. The Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

FORBIDDEN DIMENSION with The New Jacobin Club and Lunatic Touch at Black Cat Tavern.

Friday 5

QUEER SONGBOOK ORCHESTRA featuring a Toronto 2SLGBTQ choral group that performs re-imagined versions of popular songs and speaks about their life experiences. Broadway Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

BROKEN EARTH FUNDRAISER with Stone the Witch, The Dactyls and JCDC at Capitol Music Club, doors at 9 p.m. $15, with proceeds supporting relief efforts in Haiti.

EARTHLESS with Heavy Trip at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

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

HEIDI MUNRO & SOUL SENSATION at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Saturday 6

SUUNS with Frigs at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

JONATHAN RICHMAN with drummer Tommy Larkins at Roxy Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See rainbowcinemas.ca.

RAINE HAMILTON at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Sunday 7

FORTUNATE ONES with guests at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

Monday 8

COLIN LINDEN (solo show) at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Tuesday 9

MICHAEL CHARLES at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

DANIEL CHAMPAGNE at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Wednesday 10

CADENCE WEAPON with Fat Tony and Hua Li at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

CRASH TEST DUMMIES at Broadway Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

MICHAEL CHARLES at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

AN EVENING WITH MACHINE HEAD at Louis’ Pub, doors at 8 p.m. See ticketfly.com.

DOC MCLEAN & ALBERT FROST at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

FALL CONCERT & BUFFET featuring Vickie Dyck & the Last Resort Band at Barn Playhouse (25 km north of Saskatoon), Oct. 10-14 at 7 p.m. See barnplayhouse.com.

Thursday 11

WOLF PARADE with The Avulsions at Capitol Music Club, show at 9 p.m. Sold out.

MICHAEL CHARLES at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

JIMMY RANKIN at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

FOLK ROAD SHOW with Kasia Leigh and The Local Group at Black Cat Tavern.

Friday 12

THE WEATHER STATION with Jennifer Castle at Emmanuel Church, show at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

FRIENDS OF FOES (album release for State of Mind) with Raeburn and Twin Voices at Capitol Music Club, doors at 9 p.m.

JENIE THAI at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

COLTER WALL at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE at Quance Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

PRAIRIE SONGSTRESSES with Rhonda Gallant-Morari, Wendy Crawford and Trish Cameron at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Saturday 13

CANADA 150 SUITE presented by Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra featuring guest directors Gordon Foote & Richard Gillis at Broadway Theatre, show at 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

MOVETHECROWD with Skratch Bastid, The Gaff and Chris Cole at Capitol Music Club, show at 10 p.m.

BOB BROUGH QUARTET at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

COLTER WALL at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

CORNER GRASS at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Sunday 14

ROMI MAYES QUARTET at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Thursday 18

AN EVENING WITH MURRAY MCLAUCHLAN at Broadway Theatre, show at 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

COCO LOVE ALCORN at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

EVERLAST (Whitey Ford’s House of Pain Canadian Tour) with guests at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

Friday 19

TOKYO POLICE CLUB with Fleece at Capitol Music Club, doors at 8:30 p.m.

THE DIME NOTES at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

DEHLI 2 DUBLIN with Frase at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

ALEXA & KATELYN at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Saturday 20

AN EVENING WITH THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS at Broadway Theatre, show at 9 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

TOKYO POLICE CLUB with Fleece at Capitol Music Club, doors at 8:30 p.m.

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

THE ACCORDION PROJECT:  RAY PENNER & KEN PIZURNY at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Sunday 21

DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER (Johnny Cash tribute) at Broadway Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Monday 22

KAT DANSER at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Wednesday 24

JILL BARBER at Broadway Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

THE ONCE at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

BROTHERS OSBORNE with guests at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

DISCO FEVER: ABBAMANIA at Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 6:30 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

Thursday 25

CHRISTINA MARTIN: IMPOSSIBLE TO HOLD TOUR at Village Guitar & Amp, show at 8 p.m. See villageguitars.ca.

ROCK THE COUNTRY featuring six tributes acts (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and John Fogerty) at Broadway Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

ANNETTE CAMPAGNE (album release for I Am) with guest contributor Lauren Hemstead at Capitol Music Club, time t.b.a. $10. See annettemusic.ca.

DISCO FEVER: NIGHT FEVER at Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 6:30 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

CORNER GRASS at d’lish by Tish Café, 7 p.m. $10.

PRETTY ARCHIE at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 26

CELTIC THUNDER X with singers Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne backed by a live band at TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

SLIGHTLY OFF CENTRE at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

INSPIRED SOUNDS AND WORDS: A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE featuring trumpeter/composer Dean McNeill, Mike Rud (guitar), Amanda Tosoff (piano), Véronique Mathieu (violin) and local musicians/vocalists at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

CLASSIFIED (The Day Things Changed Tour) with guests at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

THE CLASSY CHASSYS with Raygun Cowboys and Johnny Two Fingers & the Deformities at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

Saturday 27

HALLOWEEN PARTY featuring Who Made Who at Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

WILLY WONKA’S HORROR FACTORY presented by Vibe Music Festival at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

FREDDY & FRANCINE at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

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

Sunday 28

JIM CUDDY TRIO with guests Barney Bentall, Devin Cuddy and Sam Polley showcasing songs off the album Constellations at Broadway Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Monday 29

JOHN MELLANCAMP: SAD CLOWNS & HILLBILLIES TOUR at SaskTel Centre, 8 p.m. See sasktelcentre.ca.

Tuesday 30

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS with Seether, Default and Age of Days at Sask-Tel Centre, time t.b.a. See sasktelcentre.com.

Wednesday 31

HALLOWEEN RAGER with Rage Against The Machine (Sammy Lee & members of Bombargo) and White Blood Cells (White Stripes tribute) at Capitol Music Club, doors at 9 p.m.

THE DIRTY NIL with Dead Soft and guests at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

OYSTERBAND 3 at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

NOVEMBER

Thursday 1

REUBEN & THE DARK at Broadway Theatre, show at 8:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

GHOSTBOY (Dufresne & Young) at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 2

DUMB ANGEL with Paddy Tutty and Chris Sleightholm at Roxy Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See rainbowcinemas.ca.

98 DEGREES AT CHRISTMAS at Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

SEAN BURNS & LOST COUNTRY with T. Buckley at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

WAYNE BARGEN at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Saturday 3

TIM TAMASHIRO: WHEN YOU’RE SMILING (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis tribute) at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

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

Sunday 4

UNION DUKE at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Monday 5

A NEW GROUND at Buds on Broadway.

Wednesday 7

CHARLEY PRIDE & THE PRIDESMEN at TCU Place, 7 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

THE MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

ODONIS ODONIS with guests at Black Cat Tavern.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN MUSIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE CONCERT at Quance Theatre, Nov. 7-8, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Thursday 8

THE SMALL GLORIES at Village Guitar & Amp, show at 8 p.m. See villageguitars.ca.

KORPIKLAANI with guests at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

Friday 9

MAC SABBATH with Franks & Deans at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

BARBRA LICA at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

LORRIE MORGAN’S ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS at Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

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

Saturday 10

HARRY VETRO’S NORTHERN RANGER at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Monday 12

REIGNWOLF with guests at Coors Event Centre, show at 9 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

Thursday 15

THE GLORIOUS SONS with The Beaches at TCU Place, 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

RICHARD INMAN at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 16

JOHN STETCH & VULNERAVILLE at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

TWO TALL DUDES at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Saturday 17

HEY OCEAN! with guests at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

THE PAPER KITES presented by CFCR with Wild Rivers at Louis’ Pub. 19+.

KENNY WAYNE & DAVID VEST at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Sunday 18

JESSICA MITCHELL at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

RIA MAE with Ralph at Louis’ Pub. 16+.

Thursday 22

JACK SEMPLE (CD release for Can’t Stop This Love) at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 23

AMIGOS 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW with The Deep Dark Woods and Kacy & Clayton at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

JACK SEMPLE (CD release for Can’t Stop This Love) at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

THE WASHBOARD UNION with guests at TCU Place, 8:45 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Saturday 24

AMIGOS 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW with The Smugglers, Chixdiggit and The Garrys at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

ERNESTO CERVINI & TURBOPROP at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

WHISPERED WORDS at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Sunday 25

A TIME FOR SINGING featuring University of Saskatchewan choirs and guest artists from the Saskatoon Symphony Chamber Players at Knox United Church, 3 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Thursday 29

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT at Quance Theatre, 3 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

CAPTAIN TRACTOR at Broadway Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

JOEY LANDRETH with Roman Clarke at Capitol Music Club, 9 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

MURS with guests at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

Friday 30

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN WIND ORCHESTRA CONCERT at St. Joseph High School, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

STARS with Dizzy at Broadway Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

SASKATOON FOOD BANK PIANOTHON with 18 pianists including Jesse Brown, Sheldon Corbett, Grant Currie, Neil Currie, Maurice Drouin, David Fong and Wes Froese at the Bassment, 4:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

DECEMBER

Saturday 1

BARRA MACNEILS at Broadway Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

ELIZABETH SHEPHERD at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Sunday 2

A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS with Trevor Wingerter and Martin Janovsky at the Bassment, 2 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Monday 3

A LOUISIANA HAYRIDE CHRISTMAS featuring tribute artists performing songs by Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Crystal Gayle, Shania Twain and more at Broadway Theatre, show at 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Wednesday 5

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN CHAMBER ENSEMBLE WITH PIANO at Quance Theatre, 12:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Thursday 6

THE TENORS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: CHRISTMAS CLASSICS & THE HITS at TCU Place, show at 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

THREE DAYS GRACE (The Outsider Tour) with Nothing More and Bad Wolves at SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See sasktelcentre.ca.

JOSHUA HYSLOP at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 7

THE TRUDEL FAMILY at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN CONCERT BAND at Quance Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Saturday 8

JAZZ SINGER YULEFEST with the Kim Salkeld Quartet and vocalists Grant Currie, B.J. Harris, Robyn Knight, Kathi Lewis, Pat Mitchell, Jessica Robinson, Kathryn Schulz and Gillian Snider at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Monday 10

BONEY M: HOLIDAY FAVOURITES & CLASSIC HITS featuring Liz Mitchell at TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. Sold out.

Wednesday 12

MICHAEL KAESHAMMER at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 14

GILLIAN SNIDER & THE WHISKEY JERKS at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Saturday 15

BONEY M: HOLIDAY FAVOURITES & CLASSIC HITS featuring Liz Mitchell at TCU Place, 3 and 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

HOLIDAY SWING, AND THEN SOME! featuring the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra and guest vocalist Jessica Robinson at Broadway Theatre, show at 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

RANDY WOODS BAND at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Sunday 16

CHRISTMAS WITH SOLSTICE at the Bassment, 2 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 21

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

SKIITOUR presented by Bass in the Bush at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

Saturday 22

MAURICE DROUIN’S JAZZY CHRISTMAS at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Thursday 27

SMOKE WAGON at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

THE BARRELMAN at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 28

SMOKE WAGON at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

THE BARRELMAN at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Saturday 29

VESTI & THE VEXATIONS at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Monday 31

NEW YEAR’S IN NEW ORLEANS with The Crawdaddios, Zyde-GoGo and Dr. Don & the Black Mambas at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

GREEN RIVER REVIVAL (Creedance Clearwater Revival) at Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.


Performing Arts

SEPTEMBER

Friday 14

ROSEBUD BURLESQUE: OPEN VARIETY NIGHT Burlesque performance featuring contributions by different performers doing clown, juggling, dance and more. Free Flow Dance Centre (224 25th St. W.), 8 p.m. 19+. See rosebudburlesque.com.

AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL! This burlesque show has a high school/teenage angst theme, and is presented by Menagerie Burlesque Company. La Troupe du Jour (914 20th St. W.), Sept. 14-15 at 8 p.m. 19+. On Sept. 15 at 2 p.m., there is a workshop on Body Positivity with Helevetica Bold at Remai Arts Centre. $25 fee. See menagerieburlesque.com.

THE NO-NOS: HIT THE BOOKS Season opening performance by the local comedy and improv troupe. Le Relais (308 4th Ave. N.), 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission $10. Additional performances on Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7.

Monday 17

LADYBITS COMEDY IMPROV Live improv comedy by a local female-focused troupe with an open mic afterwards. Amigos Cantina, 7:30 p.m. Additional shows on Oct. 22, Nov. 19 (main stage show with local celebrities) and Dec. 17. See amigoscantina.com.

Wednesday 19

WOMENCRUSH WEDNESDAYS: ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY This open mic is hosted by LadyBits Improv Comedy Collective and includes stand-up, improv, spoken word and more. Coors Event Centre, 7:30 p.m. $10, performers free. Additional show Oct. 17, with future dates t.b.a.

Friday 21

CHAOS’84 This DIY runway fashion show is presented by Eleven03, and includes fashion, live music with Alex Bent + The Emptiness, an art collaboration with Jordan Baraniecki, and DJs Tefrondon and Mikey Dubz. Paved Arts Event Space, 8 p.m. See eleven03official.com.

Saturday 22

USASK IMPROV: SEASON OPENER Live performance by the university improv troupe. Quance Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Additional shows on Oct. 13, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 at the same venue and time. $8, $5 for students

Friday 28

SASKATOON SOAPS: CRAZY RICH CAJUNS The season-opener for the local improv comedy troupe seems to riff on a certain current hit rom-com. Broadway Theatre, 9:30 p.m. Additional performances on Oct. 12, Nov. 2 and Dec. 14. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

OCTOBER

Saturday 6

METROPOLITAN OPERA: AIDA Broadcast of Verdi’s famous opera set in ancient Egypt. Scotiabank Theatre, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

STOP PODCASTING YOURSELF Live performance by the podcast crew of Dave Shumka and Graham Clark with an opening set by the Saskatoon group Hormones. Broadway Theatre, 8:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Tuesday 9

JOKES N TOKES COMEDY TOUR Cannabis-themed stand-up comedy with Che Durena, Andrew Packer and Jacob Balshin. Broadway Theatre, show at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Friday 12

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HONENS PIANO RECITAL This concert is presented with Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers Association as part of its convention. University of Saskatchewan Convocation Hall, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Saturday 13

SSDC FUNDRAISER This fundraiser includes a Mexican meal, dance performance, silent auction and social dance with live DJ. Proceeds to Saskatoon Salsa Studio. 3521 8th St. East, 6:30 p.m. See saskatoonsalsa.com.

Saturday 20

METROPOLITAN OPERA: SAMSON ET DALIA Broadcast of an opera by Saint-Saëns inspired by the Biblical tale of lust and betrayal. Scotiabank Theatre, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

SASKATOON FASHION & DESIGN FESTIVAL Features evening runway shows at 7:30 p.m., along with day-time conferences and workshops and a fashion marketplace. Delta Bessborough, Oct. 20-21. See saskfashion.com.

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: POPS CONCERT Guest artist is Regina/Toronto–based pop pianist Jeffery Straker. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Sunday 21

ELIXIR ENSEMBLE presents Music of France, Spain and Austria. The program features piano quartets by Milhaud, Turina and Brahms with Oxana Ossiptchouk (violin), James Legge (viola), Scott McKnight (cello) and Kathleen Solose (piano). Emmanuel Anglican Church (609 Dufferin Ave.), 2:30 p.m. See elixirensemble.com.

Tuesday 23

CBC RADIO PRESENTS THE DEBATERS Live performance by the host of the popular CBC radio show Steve Patterson with guest comics doing stand-up and engaging in debates. Broadway Theatre, 6:30 and 9 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

CRAIG FERGUSON: HOBO FABULOUS TOUR Live performance by Scottish-American comic and TV host. Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 7 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

Friday 26

HALLOWEEN-THEMED BURLESQUE SHOW This show, with details t.b.a, is presented by Rosebud Burlesque Company. 224 25th St. W., Oct. 26-27, show at 9 p.m. 19+ See rosebudburlesque.com.

Saturday 27

METROPOLITAN OPERA: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST Broadcast of an opera by Puccini about a gun-slinging heroine in the Wild West. Scotiabank Theatre, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

MATT “GINGER NINJA” GORE Family-friendly performance by noted comedy magician. Proceeds help support Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan. Broadway Theatre, 2 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

NOVEMBER

Friday 2

U-SING USASK CHORUS FESTIVAL This two day choral celebration includes clinics and performances, and culminates with a mass choir at Convocation Hall on Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca/music.

Sunday 4

SASKATOON SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS: MUSIC OF WORLD WAR ONE This program commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI with works including Jan van Gilse’s Nonet, Frank Bridge’s 2 Old English Songs for String Quartet, Paul Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 2. Convocation Hall, 2 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Saturday 10

METROPOLITAN OPERA: MARNIE Broadcast of a new opera based on the famous Hitchcock  embezzlement and blackmail thriller which is itself based on a novel by Winston Graham. Scotiabank Theatre, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MASTER’S CONCERT We Will Remember commemorates the centennial of WWI’s end with guest artist Stéphane Tétreault (cello) and works by John Burge (Flanders Field Reflections), Edward Elgar (Cello Concerto in e minor Op. 85), Frederick Delius (A Song Before Sunrise) and Maurice Ravel (Le tombeau de Couperin). TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Sunday 11

LA SYLPHIDE Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of the classic romance set in rural Scotland with music by Herman Severin Levenskiold and choreography by Johan Kobborg. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

SASKATOON CHAMBER SINGERS: ARMISTICE Features a program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Knox United Church, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonchambersingers.ca.

Monday 12

RUSSELL PETERS: DEPORTED WORLD TOUR Live performance by Canadian stand-up comic. SaskTel Centre, 8 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

Saturday 17

DRAG ROYALTY! Gala drag show featuring a guest appearance by the well known Chicago-based star Kim Chi. Divas Nightclub, 9 p.m.

Sunday 18

THE NUTCRACKER: A CANADIAN TRADITION Live performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday-themed ballet presented by Ballet Jörgen. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Tuesday 20

SWAN LAKE Live performance of the classic ballet German/Russian folk tales with a score by Tchaikovsky. Presented by Moscow Ballet. TCU Place, 7 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Wednesday 21

THIS IS THAT Live performance by the hosts of the popular CBC radio show Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring. Broadway Theatre, Nov. 21-22, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Friday 23

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LEACOCK This chamber musical is co-produced by Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and Saskatoon Opera, and is inspired by the Stephen Leacock short story “Merry Christmas” which describes the horrors of WWI. SSO Rehearsal Hall (408 20th St. W.), Nov. 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

BIG SHINY BOOBS 3: A BURLESQUE SHOW Live performance by Menagerie Burlesque Company. Remai Arts Centre, Nov. 23-24, show at 8 p.m. See See menagerieburlesque.com.

Friday 30

SASKATOON CHILDREN’S CHOIR: SING CHOIRS OF ANGELS Annual Christmas concert. Knox United Church, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonchildrenschoir.org.

DECEMBER

Saturday 1

METROPOLITAN OPERA: THE MAGIC FLUTE Broadcast of Mozart’s famous opera which celebrates themes of medieval romance and fairy tales. Scotiabank Theatre, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

Sunday 2

DON QUIXOTE Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of Cervantes’ classic tale with music by Ludwig Minkus and choreography by Alexei Fadeyechev. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

Saturday 8

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: POPS CONCERT Guest artists at this 12 Days of Christmas concert include Eileen Laverty, Trevor Wingerter and Garry Gable. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Sunday 9

THE CECILIAN SINGERS: CONCERT under new conductor Colin Elliott at Zion Lutheran Church, 3 p.m. See ceciliansingers.ca.

Wednesday 12

JOY OF VOX Annual holiday-themed concert by local choral group. Dec. 12-14. See joyofvox.com.

Thursday 13

LETTERKENNY LIVE!: THE ENCORE Live performance by Jared Keeso (Wayne), Nathan Dales (Daryl), K Trevor Wilson (Dan), and Mark Forward (Coach). TCU Place, doors at 6 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Friday 14

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: BAROQUE SERIES Handel’s Messiah, with guest artists Allison Walmsley (soprano), Lisa Hornung (alto), Spencer McKnight (tenor), Adam Harris (bass) and Saskatoon Symphony Chorus under director Duff Warkentin. Knox United Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Saturday 15

METROPOLITAN OPERA: LA TRAVIATA Broadcast of Verdi’s tragic love story set in 18th century Paris. Scotiabank Theatre, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: BAROQUE SERIES Sing-a-long version of Handel’s Messiah with guest artists from the Dec. 14 performance. Knox United Church, 2 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Sunday 16

SASKATOON CHAMBER SINGERS: STARRY, STARRY NIGHT Features music celebrating the holiday season. Knox United Church, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonchambersingers.ca.

Wednesday 19

WORKS IN PROGRESS This program of contemporary dance is presented by Saskatchewan Dance Project and guests. Open Store Front (Confederation Mall), 7 p.m. Free admission, but you’re invited to bring a non-perishable food bank item. See saskatchewandanceproject.ca.

Friday 21

SASKATOON FIRESIDE SINGERS: CHRISTMAS MEMORIES Local choral group performs their annual program of seasonal music with guest artist Thomas Yu (piano). TCU Place, Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Sunday 23

THE NUTCRACKER Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet set on Christmas Eve. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.


Theatre

SEPTEMBER

THE ALIENS This Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Anne Baker focuses on two “Xennials” who make a backyard coffee shop patio their sanctuary to indulge their dreams and delusions of the modern world. BackStage Stage, until Sept. 23. See persephonetheatre.org.

SASKATOON & AREA THEATRE AWARDS Held since 2008, this event salutes excellence in the performance and staging of professional theatre in the Saskatoon region. Remai Arts Centre, Sept. 17 doors at 7 p.m., with the awards at 7:30 p.m. See satawards.ca.

MOM’S THE WORD: NEST ½ EMPTY This live theatre performance is presented by the Mom’s the Word collective, and explores issues related to motherhood and child-raising. Rawlco Radio Hall, Sept. 19-Oct. 3. See persephonetheatre.org.

THE LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Dinner theatre-style presentation of the classic comedy by the late Broadway playwright Neil Simon. Presented by Mini-Fridge Theatre. German Cultural Centre, Sept. 19-21, 26-28 with dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 with lunch at 12:30 p.m. See minifridgetheatre.com.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Broadcast of a live performance of George & Ira Gershwin’s famous musical set in post-World War II Paris. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Scotiabank Theatre, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

HAVRE/HAVEN This play, which sees a group of people get shipwrecked while on a ferry, is presented by La Troupe du Jour. Studio 914 (914 20th St. W.), Sept. 26 to Oct. 4, time t.b.a. Includes both English surtitle and French-only performances. See ltdj.dreamhosters.com.

GRUFF Family-friendly musical inspired by the fairy tale Three Billy Goats Gruff. Presented by Puente Theatre Production. Suitable for children five and older. BackStage Stage, Sept. 28-30. See persephonetheatre.org.

SUM THEATRE: THE LAST SUNDAY Free performance inspired by stories and events that made headlines this month. Meet at NE corner of Broadway and 11th St., Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Additional performances on Oct. 28, Nov. 25 and Dec. 30. See sumtheatre.com.

OCTOBER

EVERY BRILLIANT THING This comedy by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe explores the subject of depression and its impact on families. Produced by Burnt Thicket Theatre as part of Live Five Independent Theatre. The Refinery, Oct. 4-7 and 11-14. See livefive.ca.

ARCADIA Student presentation of a play by Tom Stoppard set at a 19th century country manor where residents, spurred on by all the scientific advances being made at the time, debate the great mysteries of life. Greystone Theatre, Oct. 10-20. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

KAMLOOPA Written by Kim Senklip Harvey, the setting for this play is the largest pow wow on the west coast. The central characters are two urban Indigenous sisters and a trickster who set out on a journey to reconnect with their ancestral past. Presented by Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre. BackStage Stage, Oct. 17-28, show at 7:30 p.m. See gtnt.ca.

A TASTE OF THE ARTS Annual fundraiser for Persephone Theatre, with over 30 wines from around the world, gourmet treats and a silent auction. Remai Arts Centre: Tibor Memorial Lobby, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

THE THIN MAN This adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s famous murder mystery/comic novel which features Nick and Nora Charles in Prohibition-era New York is co-presented with Vertigo Theatre. Rawlco Radio Hall, Oct. 24-Nov. 7. See persephonetheatre.org.

NOVEMBER

A SOLDIER’S WAR Written by Josh Ramsden, this drama follows five young recruits from enlistment through D-Day to their return home following the end of WWII. Produced by Strikes Twice Productions as part of Live Five Independent Theatre. The Refinery, Nov. 1-4 and Nov. 8-11. See livefive.ca.

MULIATS This play sees a young Inuit man leave his home community and move to Montreal. Once he arrives, he ends up rooming with a Montreal man — with both experiencing culture shock. A Menuentakuan Theatre production presented by La Troupe du Jour. Studio 914 (914 20th St. W.), Nov. 2-4, time t.b.a. Includes both English surtitle and French-only performances. See ltdj.dreamhosters.com.

FOOTLOOSE Local production of a musical based on the well-known 1984 movie where teens rebel against restrictions put on them in a mid-western town. Presented by Saskatoon Summer Players. Broadway Theatre, Nov. 7-9 at 8 p.m., Nov. 10 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca or saskatoonsummerplayers.ca.

THEATREONE This competitive theatre event is hosted by Theatre Saskatchewan and showcases work by Saskatchewan theatre companies. Performances are in Yorkton, Nov. 8-10. See theatresaskatchewan.com.

HENRY V Student presentation of Shakespeare’s 1599 drama inspired by the life of the English monarch who sought to unite his country to build strength to match France. Greystone Theatre, Nov. 21-Dec. 1. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Dinner-theatre style presentation of a radio play based on the heart-warming tale of a department store Santa who claims he really is Kris Kringle. Barn Playhouse (25 km north of Saskatoon), Nov. 22-Dec. 2, Dec. 5-9 and Dec. 12-16. Wednesday to Saturday, doors at 6 p.m., Sunday matinees at 1 p.m. See barnplayhouse.com.

DANS NOS MAISON This family-friendly holiday-themed puppet show is presented by La Troupe du Jour. Studio 914 (914 20th St. W.), Nov. 23-24, time t.b.a. Includes both English surtitle and French-only performances. See ltdj.dreamhosters.com.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This is a local production of the classic Broadway musical based on short stories by 19th century Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem. Rawlco Radio Hall, Nov. 28-Dec. 12. See persephonetheatre.org.

DECEMBER

ALONE @ HOME: A REZ CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION A holiday comedy by Curtis Peeteetuce that, judging by its title, takes inspiration from the hit 1990 Macauley Culkin comedy. Presented by Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre. Broadway Theatre, Dec. 4-9. See gtnt.ca.

ETHAN CLAYMORE Dinner theatre-style presentation of a play by Norm Foster where a middle-aged widower struggles with the help of a friend to get his life back on track. Presented by Mini-Fridge Theatre. German Cultural Centre, Dec. 5-10 at 6 p.m. Dec. 13-14 at 12:30 p.m. See minifridgetheatre.com.


Visual Art

SEPTEMBER

ART NOW: SASKATCHEWAN FINE ART FAIR Showcase of contemporary visual art presented by members of the SaskGalleries network, also includes artist talks and panel discussions on topics of interest to artists and collectors. Prairieland Park, with a ticketed reception Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., and public viewing Sept. 21 noon-8 p.m., Sept. 22 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sept. 23 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See artnow.ca.

OCTOBER

Art Placement

LOUISE COOK: A PAINTED DIARY 1985-2018 Survey exhibition of landscape paintings by the veteran Saskatchewan artist over 30 plus years. (Opening reception Oct. 20 at 2 p.m., runs until Nov. 29.)

College Art Galleries

ROSS BLECKNER & ZACHARI LOGAN: THE SHADOW OF THE SUN Described as a studio debate, this exhibition sees the artists explore their shared interest in certain motifs and concerns including flowers, birds, human presence and death. Co-curated by Wayne Baerwaldt and Leah Taylor. (Opening reception Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., runs until Dec. 15.)

Frances Morrison Gallery

MARTIN MARKAN: SIDESHOW In this exhibition, the artist rejigs flying objects to produce a skewed bird’s eye view. (Opening reception Oct. 17 from 7-9 p.m., runs until Nov. 15.)

Kenderdine Gallery

MIXING STARS AND SAND: THE ART AND LEGACY OF SARAIN STUMP Retrospective exploring the late Italian-Cree artist, performer and educator’s influence. Inspired by Indigenous activism in the late 1960s, Stump played a huge role in establishing education programs for Saskatchewan Indigenous artists. Co-curated by Gerald McMaster and Anthony Kiendl. (Oct. 15 to Dec. 15, with an opening reception Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.)

Remai Modern

VIEWPOINTS Guest speaker is Cree broadcaster Alphonse Napoose who has also worked as an environmental monitor in Alberta. (Oct. 2, 7 p.m.)

TURN OUT Live sound art performance by Olivia Block. Presented in partnership with the Sound Like audio art festival. (Oct. 5, show at 8 p.m.)

ARTFUL READING Robin Adair hosts a discussion of Sarah Bakewell’s 2016 book At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails. Register at cwylie@remaimodern.org. (Oct. 9, 7 p.m.)

REMAI MODERN TURNS 1 Gala anniversary party featuring a live performance by artist and musician Hassan Khan followed by a dance party. (Oct. 19, 7 p.m. to midnight. $10 members, $22 non-members.)

Sounds Like VIII

AUDIO ART FESTIVAL Details of this annual festival presented by The Unheard Sound Collective were still being finalized at press time, but the theme is Interventions. Venues include PAVED Arts, Remai Modern and La Troupe du Jour, and the festival runs Oct. 4-6. See soundslikefest.com.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

POWER LINES: THE WORK OF NORVAL MORRISSEAU This exhibition by the famed Ojibway artist examines his use of  images and iconography to express relationships between power and strength. (Opens Oct. 19, runs until Jan. 19.)

NOVEMBER

Artisan Fine Craft Market

SHOW & SALE Features arts and crafts from local vendors. German Cultural Centre (160 Cartwright St.), Nov. 2 from 3-9 p.m., Nov. 3 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $5, children under 12 free. See artisansask.ca.

The Eye Gallery

MONIQUE MARTIN & FRANK VESCIO This is a collaborative exhibition between a Saskatoon and France-based artist. (Runs until late December.)

Frances Morrison Gallery

DIANE LAROUCHE ELLARD: TOPOPHILIA Exhibition of paintings in which the artist explores her emotional connection to the Saskatchewan landscape. (Opening reception Nov. 21 from 7-9 p.m., runs until Dec. 21.)

PAVED Arts

RUTH MARSH: IDEAL BOUNDS This exhibition imagines a hypothetical near-future where all the world’s bees have died due to human causes. (Opening reception & artist talk Nov. 2 from 7-11 p.m., runs until Dec. 8.)

Remai Modern

ELLEN MOFFAT: SMALL SONORITIES: A LITTLE PIECE OF STRING This audio art exhibition opens with a live performance by Moffat and Saskatchewan artist Jeff Morton. (Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.)

VIEWPOINTS Guest presenter Priscilla Settee discusses “Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Biodiversity, Food Systems and Art.” (Nov. 6, 7 p.m.)

ARTFUL READING Elizabeth Phillips hosts a discussion of Donna Tartt’s 2013 novel The Goldfinch. (Nov. 13, 7 p.m.)

Saskatchewan Craft Council

PAULA COOLEY & LOUISA FERGUSON: PASSAGES Two-person exhibition of mixed-media sculpture that uses a boat motif to explore the idea of passage through time and space. (Opening reception Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., with an artist talk Nov. 10 at 2 p.m., runs until Jan. 5.)

Sundog Arts & Entertainment Faire

SHOW & SALE This annual pre-Xmas faire features over 200 artisans and food producers. Also includes live entertainment and children’s demonstrations. SaskTel Centre, Nov. 30 from 5-10 p.m., Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Dec. 2 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See sundoghandcraftfaire.com.

DECEMBER

Art Placement

CLINT HUNKER: ABOUT A LAKE Exhibition of landscape paintings and drawings by the veteran Saskatchewan artist with a focus on lakes. (Opening reception Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., runs until Jan. 10.)

Remai Modern

VIEWPOINTS Guest presenter Patrick Bulas discusses “Printmaking and Process”. (Dec. 4, 7 p.m.)

ARTFUL READING Local poet Sheri Benning hosts a discussion of Gaston Bachelard’s 1958 book The Poetics of Space about domestic space. (Dec. 11, 7 p.m.)

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