The Fall Arts Guide

BOOKS & IDEAS

SEPTEMBER

Thursday 12

DON DICKINSON: RAG & BONE MAN Launch for a novel set in 1970s London about a Canadian hockey player and his life off the ice. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

WRITERS’ OPEN MIC NIGHT Presented in partnership with Saskatoon Writers’ Collective. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. Additional nights Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Friday 13

PHILOSOPHY IN THE COMMUNITY Will Buschert discusses “Affective Computing: The Last Frontier of Privacy?” The Refinery, 7 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Tuesday 17

WRITE ON Two weekly drop-in sessions are being presented with Saskatoon Writers’ Collective until mid-December. They are Tuesday from 6:30–9 p.m. at J.S. Wood Library, and Wednesday from 6:30–9 p.m. at Frances Morrison Library (no meeting on Sept. 25). See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES Mark Bigland-Pritchard discusses “Shifting From Coal to Renewables”. Co-presented with Saskatchewan Environmental Society. Frances Morrison Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MUSIC TALK Music director Eric Paetkau and executive director Mark Turner discuss the Sept. 21 Master’s Concert Brahms 4 with guest artist Stéphane Tétreault (cello). McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Wednesday 18

CANADA, OIL AND WORLD POLITICS This Canadian International Council (Saskatoon Branch) event includes dinner and a presentation by John Foster on oil’s influence on world politics. Saskatoon Club, 6–9 p.m. See thecic.org.

LITERATURE MATTERS Ludmilla Voitkovska discusses “Joseph Conrad’s Russia in Under Western Eyes”. Grace-Westminster Church, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Thursday 19

AN EVENING WITH MARINA ENDICOTT This signing for the novel The Difference includes a conversation between Endicott and Saskatchewan poet Sheri Benning. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Saturday 21

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE: COMMUNITY FORUM & AGM The AGM is member only but the forum is open to anyone interested in arts in Saskatchewan. Persephone Theatre. See artsalliance.sk.ca.

Monday 23

CHRIS ATTRELL: FORGOTTEN SASKATCHEWAN Discussion and signing for a book of photographs celebrating Saskatchewan. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Monday 23

EDWARD WILLETT: READING Hosted by SaskBooks as part of Saskatchewan Book Publishing Week. Frances Morrison Gallery, 7 p.m. See skbook

Tuesday 24

RADIANT PRESS FALL POETRY LAUNCHES The local press is launching three poetry books: Victor Enns Love & Surgery, Lynda Monahan and Rod Thompson A Beautiful Stone and Bernadette Wagner The Dry Valley. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See radiantpress.ca.

LUNCH ’N’ LEARN Michael Robin discusses “Unbelievable! Science Communication ​for a Skeptical World”. Presented as part of Global Biotech Week. Innovation Place, noon. See globalbiotechweeksask.ca.

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE Melissa Arcand (USask Department of Soil Science) discusses “Unearthing Our History: Soil and Settlement”. Co-presented with Global Biotech Week. Winston’s Pub, 7:30–9 p.m.

EDWARD WILLETT: MASTERS OF THE WORLD Launch for a new book in the Worldshapers series. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m.

Wednesday 25

7 NIGHTS OF HISTORY The speaker and topic for tonight’s talk is t.b.a. Hosted by USask History department. Additional talks on Oct. 30 and Nov. 27. Hose & Hydrant, 6:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

LETTING NATURE LEAD THE WAY: RESTORING ARCTIC AND ALPINE ECOSYSTEMS This talk by Katherine Stewart is presented by USask College of Agriculture and Bioresources Department of Soil Science for Global Biotech Week. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Thursday 26

GANDHI AND THE INDIAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE This talk by Harold Coward is part of a festival commemorating the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth. Arts 202, 4 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

RIGHT TO KNOW This panel discussion on The Openness of Our Systems is being held as part of the Saskatchewan Connections conference. The discussion is chaired by Morris Bodnar, and features Queen’s Bench Justice Richard Danyluk, CBC reporter Geoff Leo, lawyer Sean Sinclair and Ministry of Justice official Drew Wilby. Hilton Garden Hotel, reception at 4:30 p.m., panel at 5:30 p.m. Free admission. Register at psimcc.ca/ipcsk2019.  

WRITE OUT LOUD Spoken word slam for artists aged 12–22. Presented in partnership with Tonight It’s Poetry. Frances Morrison Library, sign up at 6 p.m., slam at 6:30 p.m. Additional slams on Oct. 31 and Nov. 28. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

IMMIGRATION ETHICS: THE MORAL CASE FOR MORE OPEN BORDERS This presentation by Stephen Jaworski is hosted by USask Students for Liberty. Arts 101, 6 p.m. Register at liberalstudies.ca.

Friday 27

CULTURE DAYS This annual weekend celebration of culture includes open houses, performances, exhibitions, workshops and other activities that are hosted by various arts and culture groups in the city. To get more details visit culturedays.ca (search for Saskatoon events).

MUSIC AND THE VISIONARY This two-day conference is hosted by USask Music Department, and will examine the relationship between music (and other creative disciplines) and visionary thinking. The conference includes presentations and performances highlighted by special guests Barbara Croall and Blair Stonechild. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

NUIT BLANCHE EVE This one-night show of digital and interactive art is a prelude to Nuit Blanche on Sept. 28. Sites include USask Observatory, the Arts Tower exterior, Museum of Natural Sciences, Museum of Antiquities and USask Art Galleries. University of Saskatchewan, 8–10 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Saturday 28

AN AFTERNOON WITH MAUREEN FERGUS Reading and signing the children’s  book You’re In Good Paws about a boy who ends up in a hospital run by animals. McNally Robinson, 2 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

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

Monday 30

DO SASK BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Pam Jenoff The Lost Girls of Paris. RSVP to info@dosask.com. Prairie Ink Restaurant, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

OCTOBER

Tuesday 1

CREATIVE CITY SUMMIT The goal of this annual summit of larger-scale Canadian cities is to foster growth and innovation in art, science, technology and other creative industries. This year’s theme is Growing the Creative Cultural Economy for 21st Century Cities. Delta Bessborough and off-site venues, Oct. 1–3. See creativecity.ca.

AN EVENING WITH HAROLD JOHNSON Discussion and signing for Peace and Good Order: The Case for Indigenous Justice in Canada. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Thursday 3

AN AFTERNOON WITH CANDACE SAVAGE Launch for Strangers in the House: A Story of Bigotry and Belonging where the author researched the life of the family who first occupied her house in 1920s Saskatoon. Le Relais Hall (308 4th Ave. N.), 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Sunday 6

ERIC HOGAN & TARA HUNGERFORD: THE GUMBOOT KIDS SERIES Launch for a new mystery series by the creators of a CBC Kids program. McNally Robinson, 2 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Tuesday 8

WRITER IN RESIDENCE WELCOME This reception and reading will welcome 2019–20 writer-in-residence Edward Willett. Frances Morrison Library, 6:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

AN EVENING WITH LOIS SIMMIE Launch for the memoir Finding My Way published by Coteau Books. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Thursday 10

AN EVENING WITH CAROL ROSE GOLDENEAGLE This Indigenous author discusses her novel Bone Black. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Friday 11

PHILOSOPHY IN THE COMMUNITY Tate Williams discusses “A Defense of Belief Without Evidence”. The Refinery, 7 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Tuesday 15

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MUSIC TALK Music director Eric Paetkau and executive director Mark Turner discuss the Oct. 19 Master’s Concert The Planets. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES Hilary Carlson and Kristin Bruce discuss “Local Focus on Our Developing Climate Reality”. Co-presented with Saskatchewan Environmental Society. Frances Morrison Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Wednesday 16

WICIHITOWIN INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE This event will provide an opportunity for community organizations, government and business to learn about respectful engagement and reconciliation with Indigenous people. TCU Place, Oct. 16–17. Early bird deadline is Sept. 15. See wicihitowin.ca.

BELINDA BETKER: PHASES Launch for a new book of poetry by a prairie artist. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Thursday 17

AN EVENING WITH JESSE THISTLE The author discusses his memoir From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way with Robert Alexander Innes. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Friday 18

SASKATCHEWAN WRITERS’ GUILD: FALL CONFERENCE (Regina) The SWG is celebrating its golden anniversary in 2019 so “The Gilded Guild: 50 Years and Counting” is the theme. Presenters include Articulate Ink Print Collective, Jeanette Lynes, Wayne Arthurson, Ariel Gordon, Daniel Scott Tysdal, Bruce Rice, Rita Bouvier, Gail Bowen and Trevor Herriot. Canadian poet/journalist Mark Abley will deliver the Caroline Heath Memorial Lecture. His talk is titled “The Warmth of the Sun Swooping” (Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.) Travelodge Hotel, Oct. 18–20. See skwriter.com.

SHOWCASE 2019 This annual Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils showcase includes a mix of performing arts, visual art exhibits and concerts, along with workshops and a trade show. Host hotel is Saskatoon Inn, and the arts venues are the Broadway Theatre and Remai Modern. Oct. 18–20. See osac.ca.

THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP This two-day public outreach event features presentations by science researchers and local non-profit organizations on various aspects of human/animal relationships. Hosted by University of Saskatchewan. Holiday Inn (Saskatoon East), Oct. 18–19. See vpresearch.usask.ca.

Sunday 20

FLIGHT: STORIES OF CANADIAN AVIATION, VOL. 1 Launch for a new book on the history of Canadian aviation by Deana J. Driver. McNally Robinson, 1 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 reflected in the 2019 theme “Libraries Building the Future”. Oct. 20–26. See saskla.ca.

Tuesday 22

AN EVENING WITH PAUL SEESEQUASIS The author discusses his non-fiction book Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun: Portraits of Everyday Life in Eight Indigenous Communities. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

STORIES IN THE BAR This event is hosted by Saskatoon librarians and includes stories, trivia and more geared to a 19+ audience. Amigos Cantina, 7–10 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE Joanne Fedyk (Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council) discusses myths, realities and alternatives related to recycling in a talk titled “Unmasking Recycling”. Winston’s Pub, 7:30–9 p.m.

Wednesday 23

AN EVENING WITH AMI MCKAY The author discusses her memoir Daughter of Family G: A Memoir of Cancer Genes, Love and Fate. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

DROUGHT TOLERANT PERENNIALS This presentation by Sara Williams will offer information on options for sustainable gardening. Hosted by Saskatchewan Perennial Society. Emmanuel Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskperennial.ca.

Thursday 24

DESTINATION MARS Olav Krigolson discusses “Using Mobile EEG Technology to Support NASA’s Mission to the Red Planet”. Arts 153, 3–4 p.m. See usask.ca.

Friday 25

JACQUELINE TURNER & MIRANDA PEARSON Launch for two books by Vancouver poets: Flourish and Rail. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Monday 28

DO SASK BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Nnedi Okorafor Akata Witch. RSVP to info@dosask.com. Prairie Ink Restaurant, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Tuesday 29

AN EVENING WITH SHANE M. CHARTRAND & JENNIFER COCKRALL-KING Discussion and signing for tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

NOVEMBER

Sunday 3

AN AFTERNOON WITH BOB MCDONALD Discussion and signing for An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Black Holes, Dwarf Planets, Aliens, and More. McNally Robinson, 2 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Monday 4

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS AWARDS This annual gala celebrates artistic excellence with awards for individuals and organizations in seven categories. Presented by Saskatchewan Arts Board with guest artists t.b.a. Remai Arts Centre, reception at 6:30 p.m., with show and after-party to follow. See saskartsboard.ca.

Wednesday 6

FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGE KEEPERS CONFERENCE The event brings together academics, elders, community leaders and students to discuss Indigenous languages, cultures and knowledge. The 2019 theme is: Our Sacred Languages Walk With Us. Hosted by Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre. Prairieland Park, Nov. 6–7. See sicc.sk.ca.

BACK TO BLAKENEY: THE REVITALIZATION OF THE DEMOCRATIC STATE Launch for a book examining the legacy of the former NDP premier with editors Dave McGrane, John Whyte, Roy Romanow and Russell Isinger. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Thursday 7

AN EVENING WITH ADAM SHOALTS The author discusses his book Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Friday 8

PHILOSOPHY IN THE COMMUNITY Emer O’Hagan discusses “Buddhist Reflections on Forgiveness”. The Refinery, 7 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Tuesday 12

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MUSIC TALK Music director Eric Paetkau and executive director Mark Turner discuss the Nov. 16 Master’s Concert Homecoming: Schubert Unfinished. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Friday 15

AN EVENING WITH TED BARRIS The author discusses his book of WWII military history Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Tuesday 19

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES Margret Asmuss discusses “Saskatchewan Low Carbon Stories”. Co-presented with Saskatchewan Environmental Society. Frances Morrison Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE Elaheh Khozeimeh Sarbisheh (USask Dept. of Chemistry) discusses the importance of early diagnosis of cancer and challenges she’s faced as a researcher in a talk titled “Diagnosing Cancer: A Long Journey!” Winston’s Pub, 7:30–9 p.m.

Wednesday 20

LITERATURE MATTERS The topic of Robert Calder’s talk is “A Writer’s Life”. Grace-Westminster Church, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Wednesday 27

THE URBAN LANDSCAPE William Hrycan discusses the importance of sustainability to the urban landscape. Hosted by Saskatchewan Perennial Society. Emmanuel Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskperennial.ca.

Wednesday 28

AN EVENING WITH ANNAHID DASHTGARD Discussion and signing for Breaking the Ocean: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Reconciliation. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

DECEMBER

Tuesday 10

THE WORLDSHAPERS This writing exercise is geared to adults and is led by writer-in-residence Edward Willett. Rusty Macdonald Library, 6–8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES Branden Neufeld discusses “Worth Saving a Subspecies?” Co-presented in partnership with Saskatchewan Environmental Society. Frances Morrison Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Friday 13

PHILOSOPHY IN THE COMMUNITY Glen Luther discusses “Police Street Checks as a Roadblock to a Free and Inclusive Saskatchewan”. The Refinery, 7 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

FILM

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday 18

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 2019 theme, Bad (Ass) Bodies, puts the focus on non-idealized bodies impacted by age, disease, disability and more. Festival partners include the Dunlop Gallery, RPL Theatre and University of Regina. The festival runs Sept. 18–21. See queercitycinema.ca.

OCTOBER

Friday 4

NATIONAL DOUKHOBOR HERITAGE VILLAGE: PRAYER HOME 100 YEARS Screening of a new documentary by USask academic Veronika Makarova. Neatby-Timlin Theatre, 1:30–3:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Thursday 24

SASKATOON FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL: 48 HOUR CHALLENGE Screening of short films done by local filmmakers during a single weekend in October. For inspiration, the teams were each given a line of dialogue, prop and genre. Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m. See skfilmfest.com.

Friday 25

RIVERSDALE SILENT CLASSICS SERIES Screening is the 1922 Danish horror film Häxan (or Witchcraft Through the Ages) with an original score performed live by The Garrys. Roxy Theatre, 8:30 p.m. See rainbowcinemas.ca.

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 19

SASKATOON FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL This tenth annual festival is devoted to boundary pushing films in various genres from documentary and feature length to animation and shorts. It includes a Saturday morning cartoon party, along with a special evening of programming devoted to virtual reality. Broadway Theatre, Nov. 19–24. See skfilmfest.com.

Friday 22

SASKATCHEWAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Hosted by Saskatchewan Filmpool, this sixth annual salute to independent film includes screenings and awards in six categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Student Film, Best Acting, Best Web Series and Audience Choice. Remai Modern, 7 p.m. See sifa.ca.

LIVE MUSIC

SEPTEMBER

Monday 30

TAMA HILLS with The Dactyls, Jezebel and Don’t Reply at Black Cat Tavern.

OCTOBER

Tuesday 1

ELTON JOHN (Yellow Brick Road Farewell Tour) at SaskTel Centre, 8 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

Wednesday 2

ELTON JOHN (Yellow Brick Road Farewell Tour) at SaskTel Centre, 8 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

BURTON CUMMINGS (Up Close and Alone Tour) at Dakota Dunes Casino, 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

HATCHET with Hazzerd and guest at Black Cat Tavern.

Thursday 3

NASHVILLE PUSSY with comic Don Jamieson at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

SASKATOON MUSICIANS’ ASSOCIATION GALA with Wilma Groenen, Theresa Sokyrka, Rory Lynch Quartet, Randy Woods Band, Chicks with Sticks and more. The evening also includes the presentation of the Kenny Shields Special Recognition Award. The Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 4

CAM PENNER at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

CFCR FM-PHASIS 2019 The Radiant, Old Soul Rebel and Lyzanne Foth at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

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

PLAY IT FORWARD Collaborative musical showcase with three University of Saskatchewan ensembles: the Jazz Ensemble, Greystone Singers and Wind Orchestra. Venue t.b.a., 6 p.m. Food bank donations are welcome. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Saturday 5

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

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

Sunday 6

BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH with Abraham Alexander at Capitol Music Club.

THE ONCE at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Monday 7

SAID THE WHALE with guests at Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Wednesday 9

FALL CONCERT & BUFFET featuring Vickie Dyck & the Last Resort Band at Barn Playhouse (25 km north of Saskatoon), Oct. 9–11 at 7 p.m., Oct. 12–13 at 5 p.m. See barnplayhouse.com.

DON MOXON (front man of Bend Sinister) at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Thursday 10

LUKE COMBS (Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour) with Morgan Wallen and Jameson Rodgers at SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

THRUSH HERMIT (Revisits Clayton Park 20 Years On) with Shotgun Jimmie at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

MARTIN SIMPSON at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 11

PAUL KUZBIK (Single Release Party) with Cal Arcand at Capitol Music Club, show at 10 p.m.

AMOS HOFFMAN & NOAM LEMISH QUARTET at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

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

Saturday 12

COM TRUISE with ford. and Thoma at Amigos Cantina.

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

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

Sunday 13

PUP with Charly Bliss at Coors Event Centre, doors at 8 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

BLACK TONGUE with VCTMS, The Machinist and 156 Silence at Black Cat Tavern.

Wednesday 16

SWEET ALIBI at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Thursday 17

JUSTIN RUTLEDGE with Charlotte Cornfield at Capitol Music Club, 9 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

THE LONESOME ACE STRINGBAND at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 18

SCENIC ROUTE TO ALASKA with guests at Capitol Music Club. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

LOUD LUXURY (Nights Like This Tour) with Frank Walker at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

OSCAR’S HOLLOW (EP release) with Old Joe and the Truth Hurts at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

SMALL KITCHEN RADIO at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Saturday 19

HOLLERADO with Little Junior at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

SUNDAR VISWANATHAN & AVATAAR at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

SPACE LACES with Mustdie at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

SLOAN (Navy Blues Tour) at Dakota Dunes Casino, 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

THAT NIGHT ON THE PRAIRIES 2 presented by The 100th Meridian at Louis’ Pub, doors at 8 p.m. Proceeds support the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.

THE MASQUERADE ISN’T OVER! This ball is presented as a fundraiser for the USask Music Department and features music by the jazz ensemble. Manhattan Ballroom, 8 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Sunday 20

DEL BARBER at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Monday 21

THE MAVERICKS (30th World Tour) at TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

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

Tuesday 22

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

MADELEINE ROGER at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Wednesday 23

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

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

Thursday 24

MORRISSEY at TCU Place, 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

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

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

Friday 25

THE DEAD SOUTH with the Legendary Shack Shakers at TCU Place, show at 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

THE INTERRUPTERS with Skinny Lister and Sharp/Shock at Coors Event Centre, show at 8 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

JULIAN FAUTH at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

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

Saturday 26

ROSS NEILSEN SINGS TOM PETTY at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

HALLOWEEN PARTY featuring Five on the Side at Dakota Dunes Casino, 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

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

Sunday 27

MINIATURES IN THE GALLERY featuring short performances by USask Department of Music faculty and students. Frances Morrison Library, 1:30–2:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

MATT MAYES with Skye Wallace at Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Tuesday 29

THE LAZYS with W3apons at Capitol Music Club.

NOVEMBER

Friday 1

TERRA LIGHTFOOT with Sam Webber at Capitol Music Club.

THIRD ANNUAL DIVAS FOR HOSPICE BENEFIT featuring Ellen Froese, Wilma Groenen, Lisa Unrau and Vesti Hanson supported by musicians Brett Balon and Ian Summach. The Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

SEAWAY with Youth Fountain, First Ghost and guests at Black Cat Tavern.

Saturday 2

CURRENT SWELL with guests at Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

LOUISE BURNS with Friends of Foes and Anna Haverstock at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

JOHN RONEY & TEVET SELA at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Monday 4

DUNCAN IVANY & THE NORTH COAST BAND at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Tuesday 5

DAVID FRANCEY at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

DUNCAN IVANY & THE NORTH COAST BAND at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Wednesday 6

THE YOUNG’UNS at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Thursday 7

PRETTY ARCHIE at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 8

SEAN BURNS at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Saturday 9

KIM CHURCHILL with guests at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

THE AVI GRANITE 6 at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

GINUWINE at Dakota Dunes Casino, 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

Sunday 10

BIG WRECK at Coors Event Centre, doors at 8 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

Tuesday 12

LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

ALESTORM with Aephanemer and Aiséiri at Louis’ Pub, doors at 7 p.m. 16+

Wednesday 13

CHRISTINA MARTIN with guitarist Dale Murray at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Thursday 14

OUTSIDE THE WALL (Pink Floyd Tribute) at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 15

OUTSIDE THE WALL (Pink Floyd Tribute) at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Saturday 16

FUNKJOINT with Rory Lynch Quartet at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

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

THE LEGEND OF GEORGE JONES featuring Duane Steele at Dakota Dunes Casino, 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

Sunday 17

OLD MAN LUEDECKE (CD release for Easy Money) at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Tuesday 19

ALEX CUBA (album release for Sublime) at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Thursday 21

SASK COUNTRY SHOWCASE with Jess Moskaluke, Tenille Arts, Aaron Goodvin, Jay Semko and Samara Yung at TCU Place, 7 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

ZACHARY LUCKY with Richard Inman at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 22

DANIEL CAESAR (Case Study No. 1 Tour) at TCU Place, 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

JACK SEMPLE (B.B. King Tribute) at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Saturday 23

DANY LAJ & THE LOOKS with Raygun Cowboys at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

JACK SEMPLE (B.B. King Tribute) at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Tuesday 26

CAT CLYDE with Jeremie Albino at Amigos Cantina (Back Room), 7 p.m. See amigoscantina.com.

MATT PATERSHUK at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Thursday 28

SABIN JACQUES & RACHEL AUCOIN at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Saturday 30

HAWKSLEY WORKMAN (Median Age Wasteland Tour) at Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

DENISE VALLE at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

DECEMBER

Sunday 1

A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS: WINGERTER & JANOVSKY at the Bassment, 2 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

HILLTOP HOODS with Adrian Eagle at Coors Event Centre, doors at 7 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

Monday 2

LISA BROKOP at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Thursday 5

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

Friday 6

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

Saturday 7

JAZZ SINGER YULEFEST with guest vocalists Grant Currie, B.J. Harris, Robyn Knight, Kathi Lewis, Pat Mitchell, Jessica Robinson, Kathryn Schulz, and Gillian Snider and musicians Kim Salkeld (piano), Sheldon Corbett (sax), Gent Laird (bass) and Arlan Kopp (drums) at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Thursday 12

JEFFERY STRAKER: A VERY PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 13

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

Saturday 14

BONEY M FEATURING LIZ MITCHELL (Holiday Favourites & Classic Hits) at TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

GEORGE EVANS at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Sunday 15

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

Thursday 19

CLOSE TALKER at Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Friday 20

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

Saturday 21

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE MEETS A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS presented the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra and guest artists Quinn Greene and Tatrina Tai at Broadway Theatre, show at 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

KARRNNEL with guest fiddlers Kimberly and Kanndece Sawitsky at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Thursday 26

BOXING DAY SQUARE DANCE with caller Jille Shotton and fiddler J.J. Guy at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Friday 27

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

Saturday 28

SILAS FRIESEN SEXTET AND KING & SALKELD QUINTET with vocalist Annika Tupper at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Tuesday 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.

PERFORMING ARTS

SEPTEMBER

Friday 13

SASKATOON SOAPS: SEASON PREMIERE The theme for the season-opener by the local improv comedy troupe is t.b.a. Broadway Theatre, 9:30 p.m. Additional performances on Oct. 25, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Saturday 14

HEROIAM SLAVA: GLORY TO THE HEROES Live performance by Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble to celebrate their 45th anniversary, with guest artists Lastiwka Ukrainian Orthodox Choir and Orchestra of Saskatoon. TCU Place, show at 7 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Saturday 21

WIP DANCE SERIES This showcase of contemporary dance features new work by Alex Hartshorn (Saskatoon), KSAMB Dance (Saskatoon), Jackie Latendresse (Saskatoon) and Elizabeth Emond Stevenson (Ottawa). Hosted by Free Flow Dance Theatre. 224 25th St. W., show at 8 p.m.

OCTOBER

Wednesday 2

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: WERQ THE WORLD TOUR Live performance with an outer space theme by drag queens featured on season 11 of the TV show. Includes Michelle Visage, Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi and more. TCU Place, 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Friday 4

SASKATOON INTERNATIONAL BURLESQUE FESTIVAL This showcase of burlesque features performers Ava Lure and Dahlia Fatale. Broadway Theatre, Oct. 4–5 at 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Saturday 5

SASKATOON SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS This concert features guest artist Véronique Mathieu (violin) with a program highlighted by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s tango-themed Four Seasons of Buenos Aries. Knox United Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

CONTINUOUS PROJECT: SIXTY YEARS This live dance performance features New York dance artist/choreographer Yvonne Rainer and her informal dance troupe The Raindears. Remai Modern, 7 p.m., and Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. with a post-performance conversation with Rainer. See remaimodern.org.

Sunday 6

RED GREEN’S THIS COULD BE IT TOUR Live appearance by Canadian performer Steve Smith who almost single-handedly made duct tape famous as TV handyman Red Green. Broadway Theatre, 3 and 7 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Wednesday 9

TRACE This live performance draws on Anishinaabe cultural history and mythology related to sky and star stories. Presented by Red Sky Performance. Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Friday 11

WORLD OF DANCE LIVE Live dance performance featuring The Kings and other dance crews. TCU Place, 8:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Saturday 12

METROPOLITAN OPERA: TURANDOT Broadcast of Franco Zefferelli’s production of Puccini’s opera about an icy Chinese princess who resists all suitors that was inspired by a 12th century Persian poem. Scotiabank Theatre, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

Friday 18

THE JOURNEY Three-day showcase of contemporary dance presented by Free Flow Dance. It includes collaborations between dancers, choreographers, composers, musicians and visual artists. The Refinery, Oct. 18-19 at 8 p.m., Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. See ontheboards.ca.

Saturday 19

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MASTER’S CONCERT The program features Holst’s famous suite The Planets and Heather Schmidt’s five-work suite Lunar Reflections. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Friday 25

PEEK A BOO This Halloween-themed show is presented by Rosebud Burlesque with special guest performers and an after-party with band t.b.a. 224 25th St. W., Oct. 25–26, show at 9 p.m. 19+ See rosebudburlesque.com.

Saturday 26

METROPOLITAN OPERA: MANON Broadcast of Massenet’s opera about an innocent country girl who becomes a famous courtesan in Paris. Scotiabank Theatre, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

Sunday 27

RAYMONDA Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of a ballet about a woman betrothed to a medieval Hungarian knight who must deal with other suitors when he’s away on a crusade. Cineplex Cinemas, 4 p.m. See cineplex.com.

NOVEMBER

Saturday 2

USASK MUSIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE CONCERT This concert features favourite scenes and arias from various musical productions. Quance Theatre, Nov. 2–3 at 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Sunday 3

ELIXIR ENSEMBLE: FANTASY AND FOLKLORE The program includes Christos Hatzis (Old Photographs), Herbert Howells (Piano Quartet) and Maurice Ravel (Mother Goose). The ensemble features Oxana Ossiptchouk (violin), James Legge (viola), Scott McKnight (cello), Kathleen Solose (piano) and guest artist Richard Carnegie (double bass). Emmanuel Anglican Church, 2:30 p.m. See elixirensemble.com.

Thursday 7

JUST FOR LAUGH’S COMEDY NIGHT IN CANADA Touring stand-up comedy show with host Rick Mercer and comics Ivan Decker, Debra DiGiovanni and Ali Hassan. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Saturday 9

METROPOLITAN OPERA: MADAMA BUTTERFLY Broadcast of Puccini’s famous opera about a Japanese geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer. Scotiabank Theatre, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

SSO POPS CONCERT: JEREMY DUTCHER Guest artist for this concert is the JUNO Award and Polaris Prize winning Wolastoq First Nation artist Jeremy Dutcher. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Monday 11

SASKATOON CHAMBER SINGERS: FOR REMEMBRANCE This concert features a program of music and commentary on the theme of wartime remembrance. Knox United Church, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonchambersingers.ca.

Saturday 16

SSO MASTERS CONCERT: HOMECOMING Guest artists are Carissa Klopoushak (violin), Ryan Cole (trumpet) and Saskatoon Youth Orchestra under conductor Richard Carnegie. The program consists of Antonin Dvorak (Slavonic Dances), Vivian Fung (Violin Concerto No 1), Marcus Goddard (Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra) and Franz Schubert (Symphony No 8, “Unfinished”). TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Sunday 17

GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER The Moscow Ballet presents its gala version of the classic holiday ballet with a score by Tchaikovsky. TCU Place, 3 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

LE CORSAIRE Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of a ballet about a female slave who is kidnapped by a charming pirate. Scotiabank Theatre, 4 p.m. See cineplex.com.

Saturday 23

METROPOLITAN OPERA: AKHNATEN Broadcast of Philip Glass’ opera about an Egyptian pharaoh who attempts to persuade his people to abandon old gods to worship a single deity. Scotiabank Theatre, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

Sunday 24

CHORAL CELEBRATION CONCERT featuring the Greystone Singers, University Chorus and guest musicians from Saskatoon Symphony Chamber Players. Knox United Church, 3 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Friday 29

TRANSCRIPTIONS features the USask Wind Orchestra with guest artists University Chorus, Greystone Singers and Garry Gable. Holy Family Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

SASKATOON CHILDREN’S CHOIR: SING CHOIRS OF ANGELS Annual Christmas concert by the choir under artistic director Phoebe Voigts. Knox United Church, Nov. 30–Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonchildrenschoir.org.

SHAUN MAJUMDER (Hate Tour) Live performance by veteran Canadian comic and actor who grew up in Newfoundland. Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

DECEMBER

Monday 2

WAITRESS Touring production of a Broadway musical about a waitress who dreams of using her skills as a pie-maker to escape a rocky marriage in a small town. TCU Place, Dec. 2 at 6 and 8 p.m., Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Wednesday 4

USASK CHAMBER ENSEMBLE MUSIC RECITAL at Quance Theatre, 12:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Thursday 5

USASK CONCERT BAND MUSIC RECITAL at Quance Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Saturday 7

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

SSO POPS CONCERT: CHRISTMAS WITH THE SSO Guest artists include Elly Thorn (vocalist), Dean McNeill (trumpet) and the University Chorus. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Friday 13

SSO BAROQUE SERIES: HANDEL’S MESSIAH Guest artists include Danika Lorèn (soprano), Lisa Hornung (alto), Spencer McKnight (tenor), Adam Harris (bass) and Saskatoon Symphony Chorus. Knox United Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

JOY OF VOX Annual holiday-themed concert presented by local choral group with over 200 members. Holy Family Cathedral, Dec. 13–14 at 7:30 p.m. See joyofvox.com.

Saturday 14

SSO BAROQUE SERIES: HANDEL’S MESSIAH Sing-a-long version with guest artists from the Dec. 13 performance. Knox United Church, 2 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Sunday 15

THE NUTCRACKER Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet set on Christmas Eve. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 and 6:50 p.m. See cineplex.com.

SASKATOON CHAMBER SINGERS: MYSTERY & MEMORIES This concert with guest artist Dwayne Brenna features The Magnificat along with Christmas carols and holiday reminiscences. Knox United Church, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonchambersingers.ca.

Saturday 21

SASKATOON FIRESIDE SINGERS: CHRISTMAS MEMORIES This annual holiday celebration features guest artist Thomas Yu (piano). TCU Place, Dec. 21–22, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

THEATRE

SEPTEMBER

THE PENELOPIAD Live performance of a play based on Margaret Atwood’s 2005 novella which reworks the Greek legend of Odyssey. Presented by Ferre Play Theatre, with an all female cast and crew. BackStage Stage, Sept. 12–15 and Sept 17–21 at 7:30 p.m., Sept 15, 21 and 22 at 1:30 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY (Broadcast) Sam Mendes directs this Stefano Massini’s play which recounts the history of Lehman Brothers from its founding in the 1840s to its bankruptcy in 2008. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Scotiabank Theatre, Sept. 14 at 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

GLORY This play by Tracey Power is based on the true story of Canada’s Preston Rivulettes, a group of women who set out in 1933 to prove that women could play hockey too. Presented by Western Canada Theatre. Rawlco Radio Hall, Sept. 25–Oct. 9. See persephonetheatre.org.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Live performance of the Broadway/Hollywood musical comedy about a meek flower shop employee who must deal with a flesh-eating Venus Flytrap named Audrey II. Presented by Ppl r Ppl Productions. Broadway Theatre, Sept 26–27 at 8 p.m., Sept 28–29 at 2 and 8 p.m. See pplrpplproductions.com.

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Broadcast) Filmed live at Globe Theatre in London, this is the only comedy Shakespeare set in his home country of England. Scotiabank Theatre, Sept. 28 at 12:30 p.m., with a second screening Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

COOKIN’ WITH GUS Dinner theatre presentation of a Jim Brochu comedy about a food columnist and cookbook author who is offered the opportunity to host a daily TV show. Presented by Mini-Fridge Theatre. German Cultural Centre, Sept. 19–21 and 25–27 with pre-show dinner at 5:30 p.m., and a matinee on Sept. 22 with lunch at noon. See minifridgetheatre.com.

OCTOBER

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF Remount of Edward Albee’s classic 1962 drama about an older couple who draw a younger couple into their toxic web. Produced by XTasis as part of Live Five Independent Theatre. The Refinery, Oct.  3–6 and 10–13. See livefive.ca.

FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MAN AND THE MONSTER Student presentation of Henry Milner’s 1826 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s famous story which was published in 1818. Milner’s adaptation was the first to show the monster on a London stage. Greystone Theatre, Oct. 9–12 and 14–19. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

I LOST MY HUSBAND! This feminist comedy by French language playwright Catherine Léger (with translation by Leanna Brodie) sees a woman lose her husband in a karaoke bar bet then discover that she’s unsure whether she wants him back. BackStage Stage, Oct. 16–27. See persephonetheatre.org.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Broadcast) Shakespeare’s famous romantic comedy set in an enchanted forest. Filmed live at Globe Theatre in London. Scotiabank Theatre, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., with a second screening Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (Broadcast) Richard Bean directs an English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy about a man (James Corden) trying to profit by serving two different masters. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Cineplex Cinemas, Oct. 19 at 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

SUM THEATRE: THE LAST SUNDAY This is the third season the local theatre company has presented a free performance inspired by stories and events that made headlines in the month. Meet at 733 Broadway Ave., Oct.27 at 7:30 p.m. Additional performances on Nov. 24 and Dec. 29. See sumtheatre.com.

W.R.O.L. (WITHOUT RULE OF LAW) Premiere of a dark comedy by Michaela Jeffery that sees a group of grade eight girls who believe society is collapsing develop a strategy to survive in the new world. Rawlco Radio Hall, Oct. 30–Nov. 13. See persephonetheatre.org.

SCAPIN This play is based on a 17th century text by Molière which sees an arrogant and pompous man use his skill at diplomacy to help a young couple stay together despite resistance from the groom’s family. Presented by La Troupe du Jour. Studio 914, Oct. 30–Nov. 2. Includes both English surtitle and French-only performances. See ltdj.dreamhosters.com.

NOVEMBER

THE CODE This play by Rachel Aberle is geared to grade 8 plus and explores the consequences when a boy impulsively releases an embarrassing video of a girl after she indicates his feelings for her aren’t reciprocated. Presented by Green Thumb Theatre. BackStage Stage, Nov. 2–3 at 2 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

INTO THE WOODS Local production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1988 musical inspired by several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales. Presented by Saskatoon Summer Players. Broadway Theatre, Nov. 6–9 at 8 p.m., Nov. 10 at 2 and 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca or saskatoonsummerplayers.ca.

PLAYHOUSE CREATURES Student presentation of a play set during the reign of King Charles II in 17th century England which sees Nell Gwynn and three other Restoration actresses struggle to create careers using wit, charm and feisty determination. Greystone Theatre, Nov. 20–23 and 25–30. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

GIRL IN THE BOX This Danielle Spilchen and S.E. Grummett play is based on the story of Ruth Eisemann-Schier who became the first woman on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after she and her boyfriend kidnapped a millionaire’s daughter in 1968. Produced by Scantily Glad Theatre as part of Live Five Independent Theatre. The Refinery, Nov. 14–17 and 21–24. See livefive.ca.

THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF MARY JANE MOSQUITO Live performance of a puppet-style musical by Indigenous playwright Tomson Highway which incorporates Cree words and phrases. This Carousel Players Production is geared to students K to grade 6. Broadway Theatre, Nov. 15–16. See persephonetheatre.org.

RUNNING PIECE This experimental performance combines movement and music, and explores the obsession many people have today to always be busy without regard for the wellbeing of both themselves and their communities. Presented by La Troupe du Jour. Persephone Theatre, Nov. 15–16 at 7:30 p.m. See ltdj.dreamhosters.com.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL This live presentation of Charles Dickens’ heart-warming holiday tale set in Victoria England will be preceded by a banquet. Barn Playhouse (25 km north of Saskatoon), Nov. 27–Dec. 1, Dec. 4–8 and Dec. 11–15. Wednesday to Saturday, doors at 6 p.m., Sunday matinees at 1 p.m. See barnplayhouse.com.

PRESENT LAUGHTER (Broadcast) Matthew Warchus directs Noel Coward’s comedy about a famous actor (Andrew Scott) who undergoes an identity crisis as he’s set to depart on an overseas tour. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Scotiabank Theatre, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m., with a second screening Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. See cineplex.com.

DECEMBER

ELF: THE MUSICAL Live presentation of a musical based on the popular 2003 holiday movie that starred Will Ferrell. Rawlco Radio Hall, Dec. 4–18. See persephonetheatre.org.

LUFF ACTUALLY: A REZ CHRISTMAS STORY Holiday comedy by Curtis Peeteetuce about the amorous exploits of Kiwetinohk First Nation residents. The lone holdout? Sihkos, who just wants everyone to leave her alone, especially Chief Richard and band accountant Purdy Parsimonias whom she thinks are corrupt and greedy. Presented by Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre. Broadway Theatre, Dec. 10–15. See gtnt.ca.

THE FARNDALE AVENUE HOUSING ESTATE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD DRAMATIC SOCIETY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL Dinner theatre-style presentation of a comedy about an amateur theatre troupe’s bungled attempt to stage Dickens’ holiday classic. Presented by Mini-Fridge Theatre. German Cultural Centre, Dec. 13–14 and 18–21 with pre-show dinner at 5:30 p.m., and a matinee on Dec. 15 with lunch at noon. See minifridgetheatre.com.

VISUAL ART

SEPTEMBER

ART NOW: SASKATCHEWAN FINE ART FAIR (Regina) Showcase of contemporary visual art by emerging and established artists from galleries in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. Sound Stage (1831 College Ave.), with a ticketed reception Sept. 19 from 7–10 p.m., and public viewing Sept. 20 from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sept. 21–22 from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. See artnow.ca.

OCTOBER

Art Placement

USASK FINE ARTS FACULTY This exhibition features work in different media by Art and Art History Department faculty members. (Opening reception on Oct. 26 from 2–5 p.m., runs until Dec. 5.)

Frances Morrison Gallery

RON COOLEY: CHAIRS Exhibition of photographs where the artist features abandoned chairs in alleys, parking lots and other locations. (Opening reception Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., runs until Nov. 21.)

Kenderdine Gallery

LAWRENCE BLOUGH: DOMESTIC MUTATIONS IN THE SHARING ECONOMY This exhibition uses Structurist design principles to create architectural models of domestic space that support a more equitable distribution of goods and services in the so-called “sharing economy”. (Opening reception Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., runs until Dec. 13.)

Remai Modern

THE SONNABEND COLLECTION This exhibition features over 100 contemporary art works by 67 artists from the collection of Ileana and Michael Sonnabend. (Opens with a talk by collection director Antonio Homen on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m., runs until March 22.)

VIEWPOINTS Guest speaker is innovative Saskatoon fashion designer Laurie Brown. (Oct. 1, 7 p.m.)

ARTFUL READING Rebecca La Marre hosts a discussion on ceramist Edmund de Waal’s 2010 book The Hare with Amber Eyes. (Oct. 8, 7 p.m.)

PRESENTING MICHAEL SNOW This fall the gallery is screening three videos by the senior Canadian artist.  The second video, SSHTOORRTY (2005), runs from Oct. 15–Nov. 24.

CITY DREAMERS Screening of a 2018 documentary by Joseph Hillel that examines the careers of four innovative female urban architects: Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Denise Scott Brown. (Oct. 18, 7 p.m.)

Saskatoon Quilt Show 2019

This two-day exhibition features over 500 quilts on the theme Reflections In Colour. Hosted by Saskatoon Quilt Guild. Prairieland Park, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Oct. 26 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. See saskatoonquiltersguild.com.

Reflections of Nature

This show and sale features over 500 art works from 200 North American artists, carvers, sculptors and photographers. Workshops and presentations are also included. Prairieland Park, Oct. 26 from noon–5 p.m., with a wine and cheese gala at 7 p.m.; Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. See reflectionsart.ca.

Sounds Like VIII

AUDIO ART FESTIVAL Details of this annual festival co-presented by PAVED Arts and The Unheard Sound Collective were still being finalized at press time, but the theme is Real Sounds. The festival runs Oct. 10–12. See soundslikefest.com.

NOVEMBER

Artisan Fine Craft Market

SHOW & SALE This market has been running since 1979, and features arts and crafts from local vendors. German Cultural Centre, Nov. 1 from 3–8 p.m., Nov. 2 from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. and Nov. 3 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. See artisansask.ca.

Frances Morrison Gallery

PAIGE MORTENSEN: PRAIRIE PERSPECTIVES Exhibition of watercolour batiks depicting remnants of early settler buildings to reflect on the challenges of pioneer life. (Opening reception Nov. 28 at 7 p.m., runs until Dec. 24.)

Remai Modern

TURN OUT This event features a sound performance by Ellen Fullman called The Watch which continues her exploration of acoustics in large resonant spaces and collaborative improvisations. (Nov. 1, 7 p.m.)

ARTFUL READING Ivar Mendez hosts a discussion on Eric R. Kandel’s 2016 book Reductionism in Art and Brain Science. (Nov. 12, 7 p.m.)

DANA CLAXTON: RATTLE This work was recently added to the gallery’s permanent collection. It’s a four channel video installation by the Lakota artist from 2003 which features audio of Peyote songs performed using synthesizers. (Nov. 22–Jan. 12.)

PRESENTING MICHAEL SNOW This fall the gallery is screening three videos by the senior Canadian artist. On Nov. 17 at noon, the gallery will host an artist talk by Snow and screening of his 1967 video Wavelength. That will be followed by the third video, Condensation, A Cove Story (2009), which runs from Nov. 26–Jan. 4.

VIEWPOINTS Guest speaker is Saskatchewan artist Zachari Logan who has won acclaim for his wild-life themed drawings and ceramic work. (Nov. 29, 7 p.m.)

Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery

ROBERT ASSIÉ: STONE NOTES Exhibition of stone sculpture inspired by wildlife legends in northern Saskatchewan. (Nov. 23–Jan. 4, with a reception and artist talk on Nov. 30 at 2 p.m.)

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. 29 from 5–10 p.m., Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. See sundoghandcraftfaire.com.

DECEMBER

Art Placement

LORZENO DUPUIS This exhibition features new work by the artist in egg tempera medium. (Opening reception on Dec. 7 from 2–5 p.m., runs until Jan. 16.)

Remai Modern

VIEWPOINTS Guest speakers are Saskatoon artists Cameron McKay & Darren McQuay. (Dec. 3, 7 p.m.)

ARTFUL READING Susan Shantz hosts a discussion on Lezli Rubin-Kunda’s 2018 book At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists About Place and Practice. (Dec. 10, 7 p.m.)