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Thursday 11

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

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

ONE PEROGY AT A TIME SEQUEL Screening of a documentary about a safe house in Ukraine that protects girls and women in danger of being trafficked. Holy Family Cathedral, social at 6 p.m., film at 7 p.m. Donations welcome.

RAISE THE WOOF Fundraiser for New Hope Dog Rescue with refreshments and stand-up comedy from Brian Stollery. Village Guitar, 6 p.m. $40. See newhoperescue.org.

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

LET’S GET KNOTTY Weekly drop-in session for people interested in knitting, crocheting and other fabric arts. Frances Morrison Library, Thursdays at 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

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

COMEDY LAB Hosted by the Williamson brothers and Dakota Ray Hebert. Crazy Cactus Loft, sign up every Thursday at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. $5.

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

Friday 12

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

SWITZERLAND: ALPS AND COG RAILWAYS Travel presentation by Gordon Thomas. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

PI O’CLOCK Guest speaker at this technology/entrepreneurship gathering is Jeff Dyck. Innovation Place (Garden Park), 3:14 p.m. Register to speak at innovationplace.com/openmic.

WILDECOL SEMINAR SERIES This bi-weekly event includes a presentation and related discussion on wildlife ecology. Today: Ryan Brook “Pigs in space: Tracking the rapid spread of invasive feral swine across Canada”. AGRI 1E85, University of Saskatchewan, 3:30 p.m. More information at katelyn.luff@usask.ca.

VACATION DINNER 2018: GIRLS GONE WILD This fundraiser is hosted by Saskatoon Women’s Network and includes dinner, entertainment and a dance. Prairieland Park, 6 p.m. See swnsaskatoon.com.

PAINT NITE AT THE LIBRARY Social evening of art-making. All materials supplied. Carlyle King Library, 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DARK MARKET This is the debut of a new curated, alternative art market. Village Guitars, 6 to 11 p.m. $2.

TOON CON 2018 This event includes friendly board game competition. Ramada Hotel, Oct. 12-14. See tooncon.ca.

OKTOBERFEST Features German food, live music, dancing and one more thing… oh yeah, beer! German Cultural Centre, doors at 7 p.m. Tickets at 306-244-6869 ext 202.

BEN SURES: THE BOY WHO WALKED BACKWARDS Launch for an illustrated story about an Indigenous boy at a Manitoba residential school. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

HUSKIES VS CALGARY DINOS Canada West men’s hockey. Merlis Belsher Place, 7 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

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

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, 7 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

AL BENESOCKY’S “SHOCK HOUSE” This is billed as Saskatchewan’s premiere haunted house attraction. 503 Ruth St. W, Oct. 12-13, 18-20, 24-28, doors at 7 p.m. See theshockhouse.com.

SASKATOON SOAPS Live performance by improv comedy troupe. Broadway Theatre, 9:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Saturday 13

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET 19th St & Ave B, Saturdays 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sundays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.

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.

SILK SCREEN 101 This three hour course provides basic information on silk screening. Saskatoon Makerspace, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

HUSKIES VS UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Canada West women’s soccer. Potash Corp Park, noon. See huskies.usask.ca.

SWITCH ZOMBIE RUN This fifth annual event is hosted by Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health. Donna Birkmaier Park, noon to 3 p.m.

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

SASKCUP CYCLOCROSS #3 This off-road bike race has short and long course events. Victoria Park, noon to 6 p.m. Cyclocross #4 is at the same location on Oct. 14. See cycledelia.ca.

GNOMES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Launch for a new colouring book. Boheme Gallery, 1 to 5 p.m.

COUNCILLOR CHAT Host is Ward 7 councillor Mairin Loewen. Round Prairie Library, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT BREWERS FESTIVAL This event is hosted by Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Association, and features traditional and unique beers produced by over 15 Saskatchewan craft brewers. Winston’s Pub, 3 to 8 p.m. See skcraftbrewers.ca.

SASKATOON FIRE FIGHTERS LADIES GALA This fundraiser includes dinner, entertainment and more. Hosted by Hub City and Riverside Optimist Clubs, with proceeds to support local charities. Prairieland Park, 5 p.m. See hubcityoptimistclub.com.

STAND-UP FOR SCYAP This benefit includes a meal, auction and stand-up comedy with Jody Peters. Hilton Garden Inn, cocktails at 6 p.m. Proceeds to Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming which works with youth at risk. 306-652-7760 or e-mail scyap@scyapinc.com.

WANAR’S FALL FUNDRAISER This event, with proceeds to support We All Need A Rescue K9 Rescue, has a Halloween theme. Ens Lexus, cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Tickets at 306-651-3647.

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.

HUSKIES VS CALGARY DINOS Canada West men’s hockey. Merlis Belsher Place, 7 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 7-9:30 p.m. Campus Drive. See artsandscience.usask.ca/
physics/facilities/observatory.php.

ASTRONOMY NIGHT Field trip for evening observation at Sleaford Observatory 40 minutes east of Saskatoon. Departure is from Saskatoon Field House at 7 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

USASK IMPROV Live performance by university improv troupe. Quance Theatre, 7:30 p.m. $8, $5 for students.

UPTOWN STOMP Social dance hosted by Saskatoon Lindy Hop. 224 25th St. W., beginner lesson at 8 p.m., social dancing at 9 p.m. See saskatoonlindyhop.wildapricot.org.

Sunday 14

SASKATCHEWAN LIBRARY WEEK The theme of this 42nd annual celebration is “Libraries Matter!” Oct. 14-20. See saskla.ca.

HARVEST HOME This is billed as a Halloween-themed medieval market, with vendors and family activities. Partial proceeds to Ronald McDonald House. German Cultural Centre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

HUSKIES VS UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA Canada West women’s soccer. Potash Corp Park, noon. See huskies.usask.ca.

HILLTOPS VS WINNIPEG RIFLES The Hilltops wind up the regular season with a game against their potential semi-final opponent. SMF Field, 1 p.m. See saskatoonhilltops.com.

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.

BLADES VS PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 2 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

Monday 15

SMALL BUSINESS WEEK To mark the week Saskatchewan Centre for Entrepreneurship is hosting daily presentations on different business issues. See website for schedule. 202 4th Ave. N. See squareonesask.ca.

ROB DUMONT ENERGY MANAGEMENT AWARDS This annual event promotes energy efficiency, and includes dinner, a silent auction and a lifetime achievement award for Ann Coxworth. Western Development Museum, 5:30 p.m. See emtfsask.ca.

CHINA TRIP INFO SESSION Opportunity to learn about an upcoming Chamber-organized trip to China in April. 110-345 4th Ave. S., 5:30-7 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

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

TRIVIA Tonight: Brooklyn Nine Nine: Heist Edition. Hudsons Saskatoon, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 16

LA LECHE LEAGUE CANADA Meeting to promote the benefits of breastfeeding. Holy Covenant Church, 9:30-11 a.m. See lllc.ca.

JOHNSON SHOYAMA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY Alana Cattapan discusses the “sharing economy” as it relates to commercial surrogacy and reproduction. Canada Room, Diefenbaker Building, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Register at schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca.

TRAVEL PRESENTATION Brian Galka “Magnificent Maui: A Tropical Paradise”. Alice Turner Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CELEBRATING RICHARD WAGAMESE This release of the late Ojibway author’s novel Starlight is hosted by Shelagh Rogers. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

THE COMEDY GRID Stand-up comedy and open mic with host Myles Morrison. Amigos Cantina, Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. See amigoscantina.com.

Wednesday 17

KAMLOOPA Opening Night. See Ongoing.

CONSTELLATIONS Opening Night. See Ongoing.

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.

A SILENT TRANSFORMATION Screening of a documentary about the transformative power of co-operatives. Held as part of Co-ops Week. Broadway Theatre, noon. $10, or $20 with snacks. See sask.coop.

BREAKTHROUGHS IN WATER SECURITY RESEARCH Today’s speaker: Barbara Sherwood-Lollar (University of Toronto). Convocation Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. See usask.ca.

HEAT TRANSFER 101 One night course on how to make and apply a heat transfer to a t-shirt. Saskatoon Makerspace, 6-9 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

SECURING CANADA’S PLACE IN SPACE Mike Greenley and Holly Johnson discuss commercial opportunities in space. Hosted by Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. Willows Golf Club, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

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

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

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Catherine Hernandez Scarborough. Alice Turner Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DISCOVER DOCUMENTARIES Tonight: The Last Steamship: The Search for the SS City of Medicine Hat. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

STORIES IN THE BAR Open mic style event where Saskatoon Public Library staff and members of the public recall stories from their childhood. Amigos Cantina, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

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

RIVER VOLTA READING SERIES Includes readings from local writers plus open mic. d’lish by Tish Café, 7 p.m.

WOMENCRUSH WEDNESDAYS This open mic is hosted by LadyBits Improv Comedy Collective. Coors Event Centre, 7:30 p.m. $10, performers free.

Thursday 18

BIZCONYXE 2018 This one day business conference has three themes: digital, growth and leadership. TCU Place, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. See bizconyxe.com.

BUILD SASK GREEN This one-day event includes presentations from industry experts on green building practices. Remai Modern, 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. See cagbc.org.

NSBA SMALL BUSINESS WEEK LUNCHEON Guest speaker Kendal Netmaker (Neechie Gear) discusses “Driven to Succeed: 5 Secret Entrepreneurial Resources”. TCU Place, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. See nsbasask.com.

BUILDING BRIDGES: SHARING CIRCLE This noon hour event will celebrate Filipino culture with food and live entertainment. Gordon Oakes Redbear Centre, noon to 1 p.m. See usask.ca.

TRAVEL PRESENTATION Doreen Kirby “Xian to Shanghai”. Mayfair Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WHERE WORDS AND SPACE COLLIDE: THE NEURAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN READING & ATTENTION Public lecture by Chelsea Ekstrand, Ph.D. student, Cognition & Neuroscience. Arts153, University of Saskatchewan, 3 to 4 p.m. See usask.ca.

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

SHAKEN WITH A TWIST This networking event includes a presentation by Kimberley Parent (Saskatoon Salsa). Hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. Village Guitars, 5-7 p.m. RSVP at wesk.ca.

INTRODUCTION TO SAULTEAUX Presented in partnership with Saskatoon Indian & Métis Friendship Centre. Freda Ahenakew Library, Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

IGNYTE The theme of this Saskatoon Young Professional Entrepreneurs gathering is Side Hustles. Wall Street Common, 6 to 8 p.m. See sype.ca.

BRA DAY This free event will provide information on breast reconstruction options after breast cancer treatment. Remai Modern, 6 p.m. Pre-register at bradaysask@gmail.com.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette Suzanne. Round Prairie Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

GENDER PHYSICS: UNLOCK THE ENERGY YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD TO GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT Book launch by Betty-Ann Heggie. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Friday 19

JACK & THE BEANSTALK Opening Day. See Ongoing.

LUNCHEON EN VOGUE Fashion show fundraiser with host Ryan Flaherty and models from Saskatoon Police Service. Proceeds to Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre. TCU Place, program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. See ssaic.ca/LEV18.

LUNCH & LEARN Hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Office of Sustainability. Today’s topic: Food Waste and Transforming Local Food Systems. University Services Building, noon to 1 p.m. Second presentation at Louis’ Pub from 5 to 6 p.m. See usask.ca.

TRAVEL PRESENTATION Doreen Kirby “Prince Edward Island”. Frances Morrison Library, 1 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

FRIGHT NIGHT FASHION GALA Halloween-themed fundraiser hosted by Kidney Foundation of Canada. Guest speakers are Toby and Bernadine Boulet, parents of late Humboldt Bronco player Logan Boulet. Sheraton Cavalier, 6 p.m. See kidney.ca/sk.

BLADES VS SPOKANE CHIEFS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

HUSKIES VS MOUNT ROYAL COLLEGE Canada West men’s soccer. Potash Corp Park, 7 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

HUSKIES VS UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Canada West men’s hockey. Merlis Belsher Place, 7 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

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

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

COMEDY NIGHT AT CLARK’S Host is Morgan O’Shea and comics are Faisal Butt and Dani Albert. Clark’s Crossing Brew Pub, 8:30 p.m. Tickets at 639-390-0108.

WITCHES & WIZARDS COCKTAIL NIGHT This Halloween-themed party is a fundraiser for Free Flow Dance Theatre. 224 25th St. W, 9 p.m. Admission $5.

THE NO-NOS Live performance by local comedy and improv troupe. Le Relais, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission $10.

Saturday 20

SASKATCHEWAN WRITERS’ GUILD: FALL CONFERENCE Theme is “Easy Writers: Freedom and Writing”. Sarah de Leeuw delivers the Caroline Heath Memorial Lecture on “Literary Non-fiction and Poetry in a Time of Reconciliation” on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Park Town Hotel, Oct. 20-21. See skwriter.com.

REPAIR CAFÉ Volunteers will be available to work on small appliances, electronics and household goods. Saskatoon Makerspace, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

ART REACH: PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES Drop-in art-making hosted by Remai Modern. Frances Morrison Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See remaimodern.org.

LUPUS SK SOCIETY: FALL SYMPOSIUM Guest speakers are Vanessa Rabbitskin (Reiki Master/Teacher) and Glenn Pancyr “You Are Not Your Illness: Living Your Daily Best”. Open to anyone interested in learning about lupus and other autoimmune disorders. Smiley’s Buffet, presentation at 1 p.m. Free admission. Preregister at 1-877-566-6123 or see lupussk.com.

GRANDMOTHERS 4 GRANDMOTHERS Fabric sale to support relief efforts for African children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Donations of fabric, yarn, knitting needles, thread, etc can be made Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Martin’s Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. See g4gsaskatoon.ca.

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

PATRICIA SINCLAIR: LENA’S STORY: THE D-DAY LANDINGS Signing for a book set near the end of World War II. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL Jack Millar “Spain”. J. S. Wood Library, 1 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

ABEX AWARDS This annual salute to business excellence is hosted by Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. TCU Place, 4 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.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.

HUSKIES VS MANITOBA BISONS Canada West men’s football. Griffiths Stadium, 2 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

EMPTY BOWLS FUNDRAISER Includes dinner, live music, silent auction and a handmade pottery bowl, with proceeds to CHEP Good Food programs. Station 20 West, 5:30-8 p.m. See chep.org.

DARK SKIES AT THE CREEK Learn about the impacts of light pollution on the night environment. Hosted by Saskatoon Nature Society. Beaver Creek Conservation Area, time t.b.a. See meewasin.com.

HUSKIES VS UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Canada West men’s hockey. Merlis Belsher Place, 7 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

HARVEST SWING Hosted by University of Saskatchewan Ballroom Dancing Club. TCU Place, 8 p.m. See uofsbdc.com.

Sunday 21

CLOSET RAID Opportunity to recycle and repurpose used clothing. Wallstreet Common, noon to 4 p.m. See closetraid.ca.

HUSKIES VS CALGARY DINOS Canada West men’s soccer. Potash Corp Park, 2 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

Monday 22

COUNCIL MEETING City Hall, regular business 1 p.m., public hearing 6 p.m. See saskatoon.ca for agenda.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Hannah Kent Burial Rites. Carlyle King Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

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.

TRIVIA Tonight: Halloween episodes of The Office. Hudsons Saskatoon, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 23

DIVISION STREET Screening of a documentary about the impact of highways on wildlife. Alice Turner Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DECAL CUTTING 101 One night course on how to design and cut your own decal. Saskatoon Makerspace, 6-9 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

CBC RADIO PRESENTS THE DEBATERS Live performance by 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.

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

SEXUALIZED VIOLENCE & CONSENT This YWCA-hosted community talk features guest speaker Leah Parsons and a panel discussion. Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 7 p.m.

LADYBITS COMEDY IMPROV Live improv comedy by a female-focused troupe followed by an open mic. Amigos Cantina, 7:30 p.m. See amigoscantina.com.

Wednesday 24

THE THIN MAN Opening Night. See Ongoing.

BREAKTHROUGHS IN WATER SECURITY RESEARCH Today’s speaker: Steven Loheide (University of Wisconsin-Madison). National Hydrology Research Centre Seminar Room (1261), 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. See usask.ca.

BLADES VS EVERETT SILVERTIPS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

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 Nature presentation by Alan Weninger. Hosted by Saskatchewan Perennial Society. Emmanuel Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskperennial.ca.

LITERATURE MATTERS: HOW DOES YOUR CULTURE SHAPE YOUR READING OF LITERATURE? This discussion is hosted by the University of Saskatchewan English Department. Grace-Westminster United Church, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Thursday 25

DISASTER FORUM This day-long event is designed for companies, NGOs, universities and others to manage crises. TCU Place, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. See disasterforum.ca.

ASK A FAMILY LAWYER Legal presentation on various areas of law related to family life. Cliff Wright Library, 2-4 p.m., with a second session at Frances Morrison Library at 6:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BEST OF ZOOMER IDOL Gala supper showcase celebrating the talents of older adults. Proceeds to Saskatoon Council on Aging. Western Development Museum, 5-9 p.m. See scoa.ca.

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

BAR TRIVIA Tonight: Zombies! Mana Bar, 7 p.m.

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

Friday 26

INDIGENOUS SPEND-A-DAY This event allows Grade 10, 11 and 12 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students to become familiar with the university and its programs. University of Saskatchewan, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See usask.ca.

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

JODY CASON: CREEPY COLD CASE FILES Halloween-themed presentation about grisly unsolved crimes in Saskatoon. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

FSIN SPIRIT OF OUR NATIONS Three-day powwow to celebrate Indigenous culture. Hosted by Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations. SaskTel Centre, doors at 3 p.m., Oct. 27-28 doors at 10 a.m. Weekend and day passes. See sasktelcentre.com.

WILDECOL SEMINAR SERIES Today: Tom Perry “Bridging the gap between art and science in wildlife management”. AGRI 1E85, University of Saskatchewan, 3:30 p.m. More information at katelyn.luff@usask.ca.

GANBATTE HALLOWEEN STEAK NIGHT Includes meal and costume contest, with proceeds to Ganbatte 2019 anime festival which runs next July. Bridges Ale House, doors at 5 p.m., meal at 7 p.m. See ganbatte.ca.

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

HUSKIES VS UNIVERSITY OF REGINA Canada West men’s hockey. Merlis Belsher Place, 7 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

MEN WHO PAINT: 53.9 DEGREES NORTH This show and sale by Cam Forrester, Greg Hargarten, Paul Trottier, Roger Trottier and Ken Van Rees features plein air paintings made during a stay in northern Germany near the Baltic Sea. Willows Golf Club, 7 to 10 a.m., Oct. 27 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See menwhopaint.com.

NIGHT OF THE WILD HALLOWEEN SHOW Professional wrestling. Sutherland Hall, bell at 8 pm. See hiwcanada.ca.

PEEK A BOO This burlesque show is presented by Rosebud Burlesque Company and guest performers. There is an after-party with the band Jezebel. 224 25th St. W., Oct. 26-27, show at 9 p.m. 19+ See rosebudburlesque.com.

Saturday 27

DRIVINGWINTECH COMMUNITY ACTIVATION This day-long event is designed to boost women’s participation in technology. Co.Labs (229-116 Research Dr.), 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. See womenintechworld.com.

SASKATOON FAMILY EXPO Includes live entertainment and interactive displays. Prairieland Park, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $5 child, $12 adult, 2 and under free. See saskatoonfamilyexpo.com.

SASKATOON COIN & STAMP SHOW This two-day event features displays by local and visiting collectors. German Cultural Centre, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 28 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $5; children 12 and under free.

LUCIA FRANGIONE: PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP This workshop is open to writers 18+. Persephone School of Theatre, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

WOODSHOP 101 Introduction to wood-working. Saskatoon Makerspace, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

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

GORD HUNTER: NO-BADGE KILLICK Signing for a novel set aboard a Canadian naval vessel during the Cold War. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

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

HUSKIES VS UNIVERSITY OF REGINA Canada West women’s hockey. Merlis Belsher Place, 7 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

OCTOBER SOCIAL DANCE Hosted by University of Saskatchewan Ballroom Dancing Club. Holy Trinity Cathedral, 7-10 p.m. See uofsbdc.com.

MANHATTAN BALLROOM BIG BAND DANCE Music is by University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble. Manhattan Ballroom, 7:30 p.m. $20. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 7-9:30 p.m. Campus Drive. See artsandscience.usask.ca/
physics/facilities/observatory.php.

8 O’CLOCK JUMP Social dance hosted by Saskatoon Lindy Hop. Salle Seguin, beginner lesson at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca.

Sunday 28

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Child friendly party with dances from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Presented by King’s Castle. Western Development Museum. Tickets at Picatic.

CINDERELLA’S PERFECT PUMPKIN HALLOWEEN PARTY Hosted by Enchanted Garden Character Co. Forestry Farm House, 10:30 a.m. to noon, with a second party (Snow White’s Frightfully Fun Party from 1 to 2:30 p.m.) See theenchantedgardencc.ca.

BOO AT THE ZOO Family-friendly Halloween carnival with proceeds to Forestry Farm Park and Zoo outreach programs. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. By donation.

DIRECTING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN This workshop consists of six three-hour sessions and is open to 18+. Persephone School of Theatre, 2-5 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

SUM THEATRE: THE LAST SUNDAY Free performance inspired by stories and events that made headlines this month. Meet at 733 Broadway Ave., 7:30-8:45 p.m. See sumtheatre.com.

Ongoing

KAMLOOPA This play by Kim Senklip Harvey sees two urban Indigenous sisters set out on a journey to reconnect with their ancestral past by attending the largest powwow on the west coast. Presented by Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre. BackStage Stage, Oct. 17-28, show at 7:30 p.m. See gtnt.ca.

CONSTELLATIONS Play by Nick Payne where a romance springs up between a physicist (Caitlin Vancoughnett) and beekeeper (Rob van Meenen) that ultimately transcends space and time. Directed by Angela Kemp, presented by Bricks & Mortar Theatre. Roxy Theatre, Oct. 17-20, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m. See ontheboards.ca.

JACK & THE BEANSTALK This puppet-based production of the well-known fairy tale is presented by Wide Open Children’s Theatre. Performances run on select days Oct. 19-28. See wideopen.ca.

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

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

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

SASKATCHEWAN BOOK AWARDS: SUBMISSIONS OPEN Saskatchewan authors and publishers who have released books in the last year are invited to submit their works for consideration in 14 categories for the 2019 SBAs. Deadline is Nov. 1. See bookawards.sk.ca.

PUMPKIN MAZE This maze is suitable for young children (with parental accompaniment). Dutch Growers, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. See dutchgrowers.com.

CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHROTRON Free public tour every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Advance booking required at lightsource.ca or 306-657-3644.

LIVE MUSIC

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.

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

CFCR FM-PHASIS WRAP-UP PARTY with Factor Chandelier (DJ Set), Crabstyle and Denise Valle at Amigos Catina. See cfcr.ca.

  1. BROWNSTONE at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

YOUNG JAMES with The Deeds and Dirty & The Perks at Black Cat Tavern.

Saturday 13

ALL AGES JAM at Buds on Broadway, Saturdays 3-8 p.m. See buds.dudeaone.com.

HEART SONG SHARING CIRCLE hosted by Brian D. and Friends at Varsity Sobey’s Community Room, 2-4 p.m.

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

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

AUTOPILOT (album release for Afterglow) with guests at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

WAKE with Tekarra, Good Enough and Krash at Black Cat Tavern.

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

SCREAMER at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

ORAL FUENTES BAND at Finn’s Irish Pub.

Sunday 14

NORTHERN LIGHTS BLUEGRASS & OLD TIME MUSIC BRUNCH at Bon Temps, Sundays from noon-2 p.m., with host Corner Grass on Sept. 23.

SUNDAY JAM with host A New Ground at Buds on Broadway, 8 p.m. See buds.dudeaone.com.

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

OUR LADY PEACE at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

Monday 15

HAVANA NIGHTS presented by Ruedo by the River with Cuban music and dance at the Page Sports Bar, Mondays from 7-10 p.m.

SMOKEY CHILLUM & THE DUST JACKETS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Tuesday 16

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

MASSIVE SCAR ERA with Rebirth and Maelstrom Vale at Black Cat Tavern.

HAUNTED HOLY at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Wednesday 17

SCMA COUNTRY OPEN MIC at Longbranch, every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

FKB at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

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 Tour) with guests at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

THE ASHLEY HUNDRED with The Radiant at Capitol Music Club, doors at 8 p.m.

BIKE THIEFS with Man Meat and Hex Beat at Black Cat Tavern.

FKB at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

PETRIC at Outlaws Country Bar.

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.

CUB SPORT at Louis’ Pub. 19+.

ROCKIN FOR THE NOGGIN’ presented by Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon with 54-40 and guests at Coors Event Centre. Proceeds support Canadian Mental Health Association. See coorseventcentre.com.

GUNNER & SMITH with Anna Haverstock and Rachel Elizabeth at Black Cat Tavern.

ROCK CANDY at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

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

ARSON CULT (album release) with The Cryptorchids, Dead Fibres and Ki the Tree at Saskatoon Indoor Skatepark, doors at 8 p.m. All ages.

GRAND OLE OPRY featuring a tribute to well-known country stars at Western Development Museum, show and dance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at 306-931-1910.

CURRENTS featuring Synaesthetique, Rust and Geosphere at Saskatoon Academy of Music, 10 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

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.

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

MATT REMENDA ENSEMBLE (album release) with Anna Haverstock) at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

ROCK CANDY at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

BASS IN THE BUSH presents Neon Steve at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

HERD OF WASTERS with Total Wolf, Xembryos and guests at Black Cat Tavern.

GUD & BOUJEE NIGHTS at Melody Bar. $5.

THAT NIGHT ON THE PRAIRIES (in support of the Downie Wenjack Fund) with The 100th Meridian at Louis’ Pub.

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.

MITCH ROMACIA & THE HEARTATTACKS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Tuesday 22

OPEN JAM with Jesse Roper at Capitol Music Club, 8 p.m.

Wednesday 24

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

THE ONCE with Bradley Arthur Maxwell at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

BROTHERS OSBORNE with Charlie Worsham at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

BLACK EYED CREEZ at Capitol Music Club.

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

NEW CITY with guests at Louis’ Pub. 16+.

MITCH ROMACIA & THE HEARTATTACKS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Thursday 25

HALLOWEEN HOWL Concert by children’s entertainer Sylvia Chave. The Refinery, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Oct. 26 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $8 advance, $10 door, under 2 free. See ontheboards.ca.

CHRISTINA MARTIN: IMPOSSIBLE TO HOLD TOUR at Village Guitar, 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.

HOT ROD HULABALOO at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.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.

WENCHES & ROGUES with King Mammoth and Black Magick at Capitol Music Club, doors at 8 p.m.

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

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.

SASKATOMB HALLOWEEN GHOUL BASH with host Fabian Dray and bands Pathetic, Hexensabbat, Denogginizer, Wrought and Mr. Awesome at Black Cat Tavern. $10 bones at the door.

DANGEROUS CHEESE at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

SHUTTING DOWN THE SCUZ: A SUICIDE SQUAD HALLOWEEN featuring Saskatchewan DJs. Sutherland Bar (810 Central Ave.), doors at 8 p.m.

AG BAG DRAG 2018 featuring Brody Siebert, Codie Prevost and DJ Anchor at Prairieland Park, doors at 8 p.m.

A NIGHTMARE ON SLUITS STREET with Chuzwuzalla, Mr. Fudge, Toast and Johny Love Drunk at A.C.T. Building (107 105th St. W), doors at 9 p.m.

Saturday 27

HEART SONG SHARING CIRCLE hosted by Brian D. and Friends at Varsity Sobey’s Community Room, 2-4 p.m.

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.

HALLOWEEN SINGLES featuring Heidi Munro, Scott Patrick, Brad King, Grant Sotkinow and Kim Krivoshen at Village Guitar, doors at 8 p.m. See villageguitars.ca.

CHROME EMPIRE at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

LEN GADICA (Halloween dance, costumes encouraged) at Royal Canadian Legion, 8 p.m.

AU BAL MASQUÉ with Tefrondon and DJs Kidalgo and Chan-L (VBRTR) at the Melody Bar, 10 p.m.

HALLOWEEN FUNKFEST Late night dance party with live music and DJs. Venue t.b.a., doors at 10 p.m. Tickets at showpass.com/halloween-funk-fest.

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.

Jazz & Classical

Friday 12

HONENS PIANO RECITAL This concert by Nicholas Namoradze (piano) is co-presented by Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers Association. University of Saskatchewan Convocation Hall, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Saturday 13

CANADA 150 SUITE presented by Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra featuring guest directors Gordon Foote & Richard Gillis premiering a new multi-composer work to celebrate Canada’s 2017 sesquicentennial at Broadway Theatre, show at 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

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

Friday 19

PLAY IT FORWARD: A COLLABORATIVE CONCERT featuring the University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble, Greystone Singers and University of Saskatchewan Wind Ensemble. Quance Theatre, 7:30 p.m. $20 general, students $10. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Saturday 20

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: POPS CONCERT Guest artist at this concert is Regina/Toronto-based folk/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.

MAGIC CITY CHORUS: 60TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER & SHOW Hosted by Saskatoon’s only women’s a capella four part harmony chorus. German Cultural Centre (160 Cartwright St.), 3 p.m. See magiccitychorus.com.

CLASSICAL VARIETY NIGHT Presented by Galliard Foundation, features local musicians playing favourite compositions. Grosvenor Park United Church, 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation.

Wednesday 24

SSO TIME FOR TODDLERS This event allows parents and children two to four to explore music and movement. Albert Community Centre (610 Clarence Ave. S), 9:30 and 11 a.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Friday 26

AN EVENING WITH KEITH BOLDT The tenor, recently returned from Europe, will perform some operatic favourites with Merel Kriegsman (soprano) and accompanist Kathleen Lohrenz Gable. Bethany Manor (110 La Ronge Rd.), 6:30 p.m. Proceeds support the Bethany Manor Personal Care Campaign.  $75, with $50 charitable receipt provided.  Tickets at 306-242-9019.

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.

Saturday 27

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

MOVIES

September was a pretty bland month for movies. The Nun was number one at the box office, but for me the big surprise was My Hero Academia: The Movie. Playing at only 535 theatres it made over $4 million to finish #12. It wasn’t too far behind Fahrenheit 11/9, Hell Night and Unbroken: Path to Redemption which all played in 1500 or more theatres. Not too shabby for an anime movie. /Shane Hnetka

Opening

Friday 12

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE This crime drama, written and directed by Drew Goddard, sees a group of strangers converge at a rundown Lake Tahoe hotel — each with a dark secret to bury. ​

FIRST MAN A biopic about Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) and his journey to become the first man on the Moon — that we know of. Personally, I think the ancients had spaceships and we’re eventually going to find Mayan pyramids up there. Regardless, First Man is getting really good reviews from early screenings.​

GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN In this outing, R.L. Stine’s horrific monsters run amok while kids try to save the day. Looks crappy.​

Friday 19

HALLOWEEN David Gordon Green and Danny McBride (?!) tackle John Carpenter’s classic with this reboot/sequel that ignores all the other sequels and remakes. The Shape, a.k.a. Michael Myers, returns after 40 years and Jamie Lee Curtis is back to kick his ass. The film has been getting good reviews so it might be all right considering it’s the 11th movie in the series. Sorry, my bad: the second film in the series, now.

Friday 26

HUNTER KILLER A stupid looking action movie about an American submarine that has to somehow save the Russian president to stop a war. I thought they stopped making this kind of dumb action movie in the 1990s. Guess I was wrong.​

INDIVISIBLE Another Christian faith movie — this one about an army chaplain. Man, there seems to be a lot of these movies lately, and none of them have done very well. Indivisible’s video quality looks like a cheap made for TV movie, so I can’t imagine this one doing well either.   ​

JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN This is the third Johnny English movie, which for me is at least two too many. Anyway, Rowan Atkinson returns as the title character in another James Bond spoof. ​

Broadway Theatre

Thursday 11

9:00 STUDIO 54 Documentary about the legendary 1970s sex-and-coke fuelled Manhattan disco where all sorts of high and low-end celebs used to party. Encore screenings Oct. 12 and 14 at 9 p.m. ​

Monday 15

7:00 LOVE EDUCATION Sylvia Chang writes, directs and stars as a dying older woman who reflects back on her life. Presented by Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity​

Tuesday 16

7:00 TWO SOFT THINGS, TWO HARD THINGS Screening of a 2016 documentary by Mark Kenneth Wood and Michael Yerxa that explores the harmful impact the Catholic Church had on Inuit attitudes toward LGBT people. ​

Friday 19

9:00 I AM A HERO Based on the manga this live action adaptation follows a possible delusional man as he fights zombies. Co-presented by Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival. ​

Roxy Theatre

Friday 12

7:00 THE BIG GUST Premiere screening for a locally produced film by Dynamic Video Imaging Corp. It features an original score performed live by Ursa, and the story sees a young woman named Autumn struggle to recover from a personal tragedy and build a better future for herself.​

MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. This documentary looks at the life of Sri Lankan-born musician and activist M.I.A.​

Saturday 13

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY A special 50th anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick’s classic science fiction film.​

Friday 19

LIZZIE Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny star in this retelling of the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case in Massachusetts in 1892.  ​​

Saturday 20

MOON Special screening of Duncan Jones’ 2009 science-fiction thriller about an astronaut (Sam Rockwell) winding up a three year solitary mining mission on the Moon’s far side who begins to experience hallucinations.​

Friday 26

7:30 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. See rainbowcinemas.ca.​

Saturday 27

THE ROOM The cult classic is playing again. Bring spoons.​

GALLERIES

AKA Artist‑Run Centre

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

TROY GRONSDAHL: ONE ONCE ON WHICH WHATEVER WHAT This multi-media exhibition includes unfired ceramics, photographic monochromes, an artist book and performance video where Gronsdahl delves into philosophic and poetic concerns. (Until Oct. 20.)

MARVIN ANTÓNIO LUVAULA: DEATH IS A TUNNEL II This billboard project at AKA sees the artist look back at the death of his mother in Angola in 2008. (Until late October.)

CRUCIBLE: ENVISION THE NEW WORLD Billed as an all-night immersive dance party with live music and visual art, but doors are only open 10 p.m. to midnight. (Oct. 13.)

Art Placement

228 3rd Ave. S. | 306-664-3385 | artplacement.com

ROBERT CHRISTIE: CONTINUOUS EXPLORATION Exhibition of recent work by veteran Saskatoon abstract painter. (Until Oct. 18.)

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 Gallery 1 & 2

MacKinnon Building | 306-966-4571 | art.usask.ca

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. (Until Dec. 15.)

The Eye Gallery

117-1132 College Dr. | 306-373-8825 | eyegallerysaskatoon.ca/Gallery

NATASHA YOKOYAMA-RAMSAY: WILD SEEDS Exhibition of photographs in which the artists seeks to offer a new perspective on seedheads from plants (Until Nov. 1.)

Frances Morrison Gallery

311 23rd St. E. | 306-975-7579 | saskatoonlibrary.ca/node/1874

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.)

Gallery On The Greens

2325 Preston Ave. | 306-374-2644 | saskatoonmarketmall.com

TINA MORTON & JUDI WHITING: FORMED BY HAND AND FIRE This exhibition features ceramics that are hand built, as opposed to being thrown on a wheel, and then fired using salt, soda or raku techniques. (Until Nov. 1.)

Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

Murray Building | 306-966-4208 | usask.ca/snelgrove

ALEX JOHN BERGERMAN: COUNTENANCE OF EMOTION Exhibition of expressive abstract paintings. (Until Oct. 12, with a closing reception from 7 to 10 p.m.)

Kenderdine Gallery

Agriculture Building | 306-664-3385 | art.usask.ca

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.)

Paved Art & New Media

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

MATTHEW BIEDERMAN & MARKO PELJHAN: FRAGILE SAFARI This joint exhibition includes two works (We Should Take Nothing for Granted: On The Building of An Alert And Knowledgeable Citizenry and Star Valley [Icarus]) that examine the implications of the military-industrial complex. (Until Oct. 20.)

INTRO TO THE DARKROOM This two-part photography workshop with Charles Brooke will focus on black & white film processing. (Oct. 13 and Oct. 20, Noon to 4 p.m. To register e-mail technical@pavedarts.ca.)

The Refinery

609 Dufferin Ave. | 306-653-5191

MIX ARTIST COLLECTIVE Fall show and sale. (Opening reception Oct. 18 from 4-9 p.m., runs until Nov. 28. Open daily 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Remai Modern Art Gallery

102 Spadina Cres. E. | 306-975-7610 | remaimodern.org

ECHOES This exhibition features recent acquisitions by four leading Indigenous artists: Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Raymond Boisjoly and Duane Linklater that explores issues related to history, tradition and contemporary culture. (Until Oct. 18.)

LOST + FOUND This group exhibition features sculpture and works on paper by Roy Arden, Zachari Logan, Arnaud Maggs, Liz Magor and Robert Rauschenberg, and explores themes of expectation and promise, absence and accumulations. Curated by Sandra Fraser. (Until March 3.)

WALTER SCOTT: BETAZOID IN A FOG Exhibition of sculpture in which references to the body figure prominently. Curated by Rose Bouthillier. (Until Oct. 21.)

PABLO PICASSO: PROCESS & POETRY Exhibition of linocuts by the famed Spanish artist in which he explored the theme of Bacchanalia. (Until March 3.)

JULIE OH This show sees the Saskatoon artist explore issues of displacement, transformation, value and expectation. Curated by Rose Bouthillier as part of the RBC Emerging Artist series. (Until Dec. 9.)

III This exhibition features work by three artists, Faye HeavyShield, Dorothy Knowles and Elaine Cameron-Weir, who use elements of the natural world to shape their understandings of self, place and time. Curated by Rose Bouthillier. (Until Jan. 20.)

ROSA BARBA: SEND ME SKY This exhibition by the film-based Italian artist features a new installation dedicated to American astronomer Henrietta S. Leavitt along with a selection of recent work. Curated by Sandra Guimarães. (Until Jan. 20.)

DESIGN CANADA Screening of a 2018 documentary by Greg Durrell that examines design work that was done in the 1960s and ’70s to represent Canadian identity. (Oct. 12, 7 p.m.)

PLASTER MASK-MAKING This workshop is open to adults, with all materials provided. (Oct. 16, 7 p.m. $30 members, $35 non-members. Register at 306-975-8031 or e-mail cwylie@remaimodern.org.)

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

THE PEANUT BUTTER SOLUTION Screening of Michael Rubbo’s 1985 family-friendly movie about a boy who tries to grow his hair back after losing it. (Oct. 20, 1 p.m.)

PLASTER MASK-MAKING This workshop is open to teens 14+, with all materials provided. (Oct. 23, 7 p.m. $20. Register at 306-975-8031 or e-mail cwylie@remaimodern.org.)

Rouge Gallery

245 3rd Ave. S. | 306-227-4140 | rougegallery.ca

ANDREW MEREDITH: IN THE VILLAGE Exhibition of whimsical paintings focusing on village life by an artist with roots in Nova Scotia. (Until Oct. 27.)

Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery

813 Broadway Ave. | 306-653-3616 | saskcraftcouncil.org

KYE-YEON SON: INNATUS FORMA Exhibition of vessels and brooches made from fine steel wire where the artist blends aspects of her Korean heritage with expressionistic aspects of North American culture. (Until Oct. 27.)

SCYAP Art Centre

253 3rd Ave. S. | 306-652-7760 | scyapinc.org

JONATHON BURNETT: PAPER SCISSORS Exhibition of collages. (Until Oct. 18.)

SILVANA SHAMO Halloween-themed installation. (Oct. 22 to Nov. 9.)

St. Thomas More Gallery

1435 College Dr. | 306-652-5310 | stmcollege.ca/gallery

ANNE BROCHU LAMBERT: IMPERMANENT / ÉPHÉMÈRE Exhibition of new work in which the artist explores the fragile nature of memory and our tendency to reimagine the past. (Until Oct. 26.)

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

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

POWER LINES: THE WORK OF NORVAL MORRISSEAU This exhibition by the famed Ojibway artist will examine his use of images and iconography to express relationships between power and strength. (Opening reception with guest appearance by Indigenous Poets Society on Oct. 20 from 7-10 p.m., runs until Jan. 19.)

MARY LONGMAN: FIRE STARTER & TIME KEEPER This outdoor installation incorporates a fire-starting bow and sun dial as a way of celebrating ancient Indigenous technologies that were used to assist in survival. (Until late December.)

MUSEUMS

Diefenbaker Canada Centre

306-966-8384 | usask.ca/diefenbaker

PERMANENT EXHIBIT Display of artifacts tied to the career and political legacy of John George Diefenbaker who served as a Saskatchewan MP from 1940-79 and Canadian Prime Minister from 1957-63.

ONE CANADA: DIEFENBAKER’S VISION This temporary exhibit examines ways that Diefenbaker sought to use politics to improve life for the average person in Canada. (Until late December.)

Museum of Antiquities

MacKinnon Building | 306-966-7818 | artsandscience.usask.ca/antiquities/index.php

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Features replicas of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern sculpture, along with original pottery, glass and coinage.

Museum of Natural Sciences

112 Science Place | 306-966-4399 | artsandscience.usask.ca/museumofnaturalsciences

PERMANENT EXHIBIT A joint effort of the Departments of Biology and Geological Sciences, this museum examines the evolution of life on Earth throughout geological time.

Ukrainian Museum of Canada

910 Spadina Cres. | 306-244-3800 | umc.sk.ca

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

VARVARA’S VARENYKY & VODKA VECHIR This museum fundraiser features Ukrainian food and drink at St. George’s Senior Citizen’s Centre. (Oct. 25, 6 p.m.)

Saskatchewan Aviation Museum

Bay 5 Hangar 5 Diefenbaker Airport | 306-651-7247 | saskaviation.ca

PERMANENT DISPLAY This museum is devoted to preserving aviation history in the commercial and military realm.

Western Development Museum

2610 Lorne Ave. | 306-931-1910 | wdm.ca/stoon.html

THEY WERE THERE… OVER THERE This exhibition commemorates Saskatchewan airmen who flew in the early days of aviation in the Great War. Includes material from Saskatoon Museum of Military Artifacts. (Until Nov. 30.)

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Annual craft sale with a Christmas theme. (Oct. 12, 4-10 p.m. and Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

FLEA MARKET Pick up all sorts of treasures at this event hosted by the Pioneer Threshermen’s Club. (Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)