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Thursday 2


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

EMMA ART AUCTION This auction will feature art produced during the 2018 Emma International Collaboration. Holy Family Cathedral (123 Nelson Rd.), silent auction at 5 p.m.; live auction at 7 p.m. See

THURSDAY NIGHT ART MARKET This weekly event includes local artists, artisans and live entertainment. Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, every Thursday from 5–9 p.m. See

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

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

BAR TRIVIA Tonight’s theme: Bethesda video game publisher. Mana Bar, 7 p.m.

ASKATUNE Music trivia hosted Charly Hustle & Burke of Rock. Woods Alehouse, 8 p.m.

Friday 3


THOROUGHBRED RACING Marquis Downs, every Friday and Saturday, post time at 6:35 p.m. No racing on Aug. 10–11. See

SIR RACE WEEKEND Three days of racing in Street Legal and Points Race categories with free admission for spectators. Saskatchewan International Speedway, racing at 6 p.m. On Aug. 4 racing starts at 2:30 p.m., and on Aug. 5 the racing begins at 1:30 p.m. See

Saturday 4

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET 19th St. & Ave. B, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m.–2 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. See

WILD WEEKENDS Each weekend throughout the summer there will be special presentations on wildlife by zoo interpreters. Morning: North American Porcupine. Afternoon: Reptiles in the Affinity Learning Centre. Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo, every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 9:15–11:45 p.m. Campus Drive. See

Sunday 5

FOOD NOT BOMBS Weekly Sunday gathering to discuss issues such as peace, food security and sustainability. Westside Community Clinic (1528 20th St. W.), 2–4 p.m. For more information e-mail

Tuesday 7

SASKATOON EXHIBITION Opening Day. See Ongoing.

SWINGIN’ ON THE SASKATCHEWAN River Landing Amphitheatre, every Tuesday until late September. Beginner lesson 7 p.m., dancing 8–10 p.m. No partner required, all skill levels welcome. See

PUB TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: Brooklyn Nine-Nine crime show. Hudsons Saskatoon (401 21 St. E.), 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8

ALL ABOUT US This singles social group for people in their 50s through 70s meets every Wednesday for a movie, restaurant meal or other activity. No membership dues. For more information e-mail

YOGA IN THE BOWL Outdoor lunch hour yoga class for students, staff and faculty. In case of rain, this will be held in the PAC Dance Studio. University of Saskatchewan, every Wednesday this summer from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. See

RUTH CUTHAND: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE This residency with Saskatchewan First Nations artist Ruth Cuthand will run throughout the summer. Co-presented with Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Gordon Oaks Red Bear Student Centre, every Wednesday from 1–4 p.m. See

WORLD JUNIOR LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP Features a three-game round robin at SaskTel Centre between teams representing Canada, the United States and the Iroquois followed by a championship final. According to organizers, this is the first time the tournament has been held outside traditional Haudenosaunee territory.  Sasktel Centre, Aug. 8–12. See

OUR HEALING JOURNEY: A JOURNEY OF CHANGE Screening of a documentary about a remote Chipewyan Dene community and its strategy to address health and lifestyle issues. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6 p.m. See

READINGS BY THE RIVER Public readings by Saskatchewan authors with host Nickita Longman and authors Leigh Thomas, Tenille Campbell and Kevin Wesaquate. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan community stage, 6:15–7:15 p.m. See

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

Thursday 9

JOHN ARCAND FIDDLE FEST Opening Day. See Ongoing.

CHEFS ON THE SASKATCHEWAN This event offers the opportunity to enjoy an all Saskatchewan “foodie” evening with special treats prepared by three local chefs. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Site, gates at 5 p.m. See

ENTREPRENEURS ANONYMOUS Social gathering for local entrepreneurs hosted by Innovation Place. Boffins Public House (#106 111 Research Dr.), 5–7 p.m.

INNOVA DANCE: OPEN HOUSE Opportunity to meet the staff and learn about classes in different dance forms that this new studio will be offering in the fall season. 3A 520 Central St. W. (Warman), 5–8 p.m. See

BAR TRIVIA Tonight’s theme: Anime Vol 1: Dragon Ball Z. Mana Bar, 7 p.m.

Friday 10

PI O’CLOCK: OPEN MIC SUMMER SERIES This event is geared to people interested in discussing technology and entrepreneurship. Co-hosted by Solido Design Automation. Innovation Place (Garden Park), 3:14 p.m. Register to speak at

Saturday 11

SASK SPIKEFEST CO-ED This day-long co-ed spikeball tournament features competition in different classes. Victoria Park, 9:30 a.m. Team registration closes on Aug. 9. See

HOOP TOURNAMENT IV Day-long Wii sports competition. Travelodge Hotel, 10 a.m. For more information e-mail

BE OUR GUEST: HOT AUGUST AFTERNOON Social afternoon of dancing. Dance Dynamics (96 33rd St. E.), 2–4 p.m. 306-244-1441.

A NIGHT AT THE ROLLER DISCO This roller party is hosted by Saskatoon Roller Derby League and includes a family time from 6–8 p.m. and adults-only skate from 8–10 p.m. Granite Curling Club. $10. E-mail for more information.


Sunday 12

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON IRRIGATION & DRAINAGE The theme of this international conference is: Innovative and Sustainable Agri-Water Management: Adapting to a Variable and Changing Climate. It includes presentations, round tables, field trips and a trade show. Aug. 12–17. See

COMMUNITY OF HEROES One-day event where people will be able to receive training in CPR and Automated External Defibrillator life-saving techniques from local experts. Kiwanis Park North, noon to 4 p.m. Free. See

AIESEC’S RUN FOR GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING Charity run to support sustainability goals with one, five and 10km distances. Victoria Park, noon to 3 p.m. Hosted by Brainsport and Affinity Insurance. Proceeds support the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital. See

Monday 13

OUR PLACE IN THE COSMOS? SCIENCE, SPIRITUALITY & THE AWESOME UNIVERSE Guest presenters discuss cosmology from a Christian, Indigenous and East Asian perspective. Rm. 140, St. Thomas More College, 2 p.m. See

DANCE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN Summer series of dance performances at the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival site. Tonight: Cohesion, which features local dance artists sharing works in progress. Pre-show at 6:15 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at 306-652-9100 and

Tuesday 14

SWN LUNCHEON Guest speaker Meghan Derksen (Solvason Insurance Group) will discuss “Living Benefits and How We Protect Ourselves with Them”. Hosted by Saskatchewan Women’s Network. Ramada Hotel, noon. RSVP by Aug. 3 to

SPARK GOLF CLASSIC This two day event opens with an evening social, followed by a day of golfing at Willows Golf & Country Club on Aug. 15. Hosted by Hockey Legends, with proceeds to support KidsSports and Royal University Hospital. See

Wednesday 15


WOMEN’S CANADIAN FAST PITCH CHAMPIONSHIP This tournament features teams from across Canada. Off-field events are at Gordie Howe Sports Complex, while the games are at Bob Van Impe Stadium & Joe Gallagher Field, Aug. 15–19.  See

YOGA IN THE BOWL Outdoor lunch hour yoga class for students, staff and faculty. In case of rain, this will be held in the PAC Dance Studio. University of Saskatchewan, every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. See

SIR RACE NIGHT Today’s event: Street Legal. Saskatchewan International Speedway, 6 p.m. See

SIMPLY BREASTFEEDING This seminar is open to women and their partners, and is led by two registered nurses. City Centre Family Physicians (200-3211 Preston Ave. S.), 6–8 p.m. See

3D DESIGN 101 This three-hour course provides basic information on 3D printing. Saskatoon Makerspace (140 Ave. C S.), 6–9 p.m. See

HYMN TO FREEDOM: THE HISTORY OF BLACKS IN CANADA Screening of a documentary about black immigrants to Canada. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6 p.m. See

READINGS BY THE RIVER Public readings by Saskatchewan authors with SWG mentorship authors Darla Tenold, Kate O’Gorman and Danica Lorer. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan community stage, 6:15–7:15 p.m. See

JORDAN PETERSON: 12 RULES FOR LIFE Presentation by controversial Ontario academic who is the self-appointed standard-bearer against political correctness. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See

Thursday 16

ICR WOMEN’S CHARITY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT This nine-hole tournament is open to women golfers only. Proceeds go to Seeds for Dreams. Willows Golf & Country Club, registration at noon with golf at 2 p.m. Registration information at

FOLKFEST 2018 This event offers Saskatonians a great opportunity to pull a Jules Verne and tour the world, sampling food, music, dance and bevies from different countries and cultures. Multiple venues, Aug. 16–17 from 5 p.m. to midnight and Aug. 18 from 3 p.m. to midnight. See

ELECTRONICS 101 This one night course provides basic information on electronics. Saskatoon Makerspace (140 Ave. C S.), 6–9 p.m. See

BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Jess Walter Beautiful Ruins Round Prairie Library, 7 p.m. See

BAR TRIVIA Tonight’s theme: Legacy Night. Mana Bar, 7 p.m.

ASKATUNE Music trivia hosted Charly Hustle & Burke of Rock. Woods Alehouse, 8 p.m.

Friday 17

ROCK 102 SHOW & SHINE KICKOFF Wyant Group Raceway, 7 p.m. See

LUNCH & LEARN This event is hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Office of Sustainability. Today’s topic: Renewable Energy: Barriers and Opportunities. University Services Building, noon to 1 p.m. There is a second gathering on the same topic later that day at Louis Pub from 5 to 6 p.m. See

SIR RACE NIGHT Today’s event: Points Race. Saskatchewan International Speedway, 6 p.m., with another Points Race Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m. See

THOROUGHBRED RACING Marquis Downs, every Friday and Saturday, post time at 6:35 p.m. See

WILDSIDE WRESTLING Live professional wrestling. Sutherland Hall, bell at 8 pm. See

Saturday 18

SHOW & SHINE WEEKEND Billed as Canada’s largest classic car show, this festival features vehicle-related events such as races and poker rallies. The festival caps off with a downtown show and shine on Sunday with over 900 vehicles on display. Aug. 18–19. See

WILD WEEKENDS Each weekend throughout the summer there will be special presentations on wildlife by zoo interpreters. Morning: North American Porcupine. Afternoon: Reptiles in the Affinity Learning Centre. Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo, every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See

ART IN THE GARDEN Show and sale of original pottery, paintings and photography by Karen Maguire, Mel Bolen, Kathleen Slavin, Karen Holden, Sylvia Thompson and John Perret. 16 Cambridge Cres., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 19 noon to 5 p.m. 306-491-7607.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Proceeds from this tournament go to Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation. Sports on Tap (2606 Lorne Ave.), 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Open to players 19+. More information at

SILK SCREEN 101 This three hour course provides basic information on silk screening. Saskatoon Makerspace (140 Ave. C S.), 11 a.m.–2 p.m. See

MENSA ADMISSION TESTING This event offers the opportunity to qualify for membership in a club devoted to intellectual excellence. Location t.b.a., noon to 3 p.m. See

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 9:15–11:45 p.m. Campus Drive. See

Sunday 19

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON X-RAY MICROSCOPY This conference will involve guest-lecturers and researchers from around the world. It’s co-hosted by the Canadian Light Source and the University of Saskatchewan, and will run from Aug. 19–24. See

RACEWAY EXPERIENCE This day-long event offers a behind-the-scenes look at the sport of car-racing. Wyant Group Raceway, 10 a.m. See

LASER CUTTING 101 This three hour course provides basic information on laser cutting. Saskatoon Makerspace (140 Ave. C S.), 11 a.m.–2 p.m. See


NUTRIEN FRINGE FESTIVAL The festival is produced by 25th Street Theatre and features over 30 acts from Saskatchewan, Canada and around the world, along with buskers, arts, craft, food and drink vendors. Aug. 2–11. See

SASKATOON ROTARY RIBFEST This event includes hot BBQ action along with children’s activities such as a petting zoo and bouncy castle, along with some smokin’ live music from Hollywood Persuasion, Brewster and the Roosters, Dukes of Fire and Hot Tamales. Diefenbaker Park, Aug. 3 from 4–9 p.m., Aug. 4–5 from 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Aug. 6 from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged to support the Rotary Club’s community work. See

SASKATOON EXHIBITION There’s a kick-off parade through the downtown on Aug. 7 at 10 a.m., and attractions include the spacey tech show Nova, stuntman Mighty Mike, the Silver Starlets female acrobatic troupe and Superdogs. See Live Music for grandstand acts from Aug. 7–11, with Crash ’n’ Bash Demo Derby on Aug. 12. Prairieland Park, Aug. 7–12. See

SHAKESPEARE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN There are three plays this summer: the classic tragedy Hamlet, the romantic comedy Merry Wives of Windsor and Titus A. which takes place in Roman time and is reputed to be Shakespeare’s most violent play. And while it’s being performed by puppets, it still comes with an advisory for mature audiences only. Until Aug. 19, with a pre-show chat (Hamlet and Gender Politics) on Aug. 4. See

JOHN ARCAND FIDDLE FEST This popular fiddle festival includes workshops, concerts, old tyme dances and Métis dance and cultural activities along with children’s programming. 10 km southwest of Saskatoon at Windy Acres, Aug. 9–12. See

CIRCLE GAME: REIMAGINING THE MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL This musical by Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman features reimagined versions of classic songs by Joni Mitchell. Presented by Firehall Arts Centre. Rawlco Radio Hall, Aug. 15–26, with evening performances at 8 p.m. and select matinees at 2 p.m. See

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS Organized by galleries in Regina, Saskatoon and other locales, Roadside Attractions involves the display of public art works in different spots in Saskatchewan. Over 20 artists are featured including Kara Uzelman, Sean Whalley, Barbara Meneley, Ruth Cuthand, Laura St. Pierre and Michel Huneault. Multiple Venues, until Aug. 31. See

FAIR BREEZE Exhibition of plein air painted fans by Chinese artists with scenes from both China and Canada. Three Stone Art Studio (Warman), until Aug. 31, with a reception Aug. 17 from 6–9 p.m.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SHOP Books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines for all ages that have been withdrawn from circulation are available for bargain prices. Frances Morrison Library, open Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Proceeds go to non-budgetary library projects.

LINDA MOSKALYK: A JOURNEY IN TREES Exhibition of expressionistic style paintings focusing on trees. Green Ark (212 20th St. W.). This show runs until Sept. 12. See

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


Thursday 2

ALABAMA with Charlie Major at SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See

TORCHWOOD at Bud’s on Broadway. See

ARCHSPIRE with The Kennedy Veil, Sarah Longfield and Sakred at Black Cat Tavern.

DUELING PIANOS (party music request show) at The Thirsty Scholar, music at 8 p.m.

Friday 3

SHANE LARMOND at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

JOHNNY MCCUAIG BAND at Bud’s on Broadway. See

DUELING PIANOS (party music request show) at The Thirsty Scholar, music at 9 p.m.

BRODIE MONIKER with Dylan Cooper and Myles & the Blanks at Black Cat Tavern.

Saturday 4

ALL AGES JAM at Buds on Broadway, Saturdays 3–8 p.m. See

MAVERICK CINEMA with Colour By Numbers and Killjoy at Capitol Music Club.

CHARGER at Bud’s on Broadway. See

THE FAPS with If I Look Strong; You Look Strong and Ki the Tree at Amigos Cantina. See

LEN GADICA (social dance) at Royal Canadian Legion (606 Spadina), 8 p.m.

Sunday 5

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

CALL ME MILDY at Bud’s on Broadway. See

Monday 6

JESSE ROADS BAND at Bud’s on Broadway. See

MY SON THE HURRICANE with Skaravan 1969 at Black Cat Tavern.

Tuesday 7

CARLY RAE JEPSEN at the Saskatoon Exhibition Grandstand, 8:30 p.m. Free with gate admission.

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

RORY ALLEN at Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 6:30 pm. See

JESSE ROADS BAND at Bud’s on Broadway. See

BEWITCHER with Roadrash and Bladeforce at Black Cat Tavern.

Wednesday 8

HEIDI MUNRO at the Franklin Retirement Residence (220 24th St. E.), noon to 1 p.m. Proceeds, which include a BBQ hot dog lunch for $5, go to Habitat for Humanity. See

MARIANAS TRENCH at the Saskatoon Exhibition Grandstand, 8:30 p.m. Free with gate admission.

THE MOTORLEAGUE with The Reckless Famous at Capitol Music Club.

DIRTY & THE PERKS with Oscar’s Hollow and DRFTR at Black Cat Tavern.

JESSE ROADS BAND at Bud’s on Broadway. See

THE DACTYLS at Melody Bar, 7 p.m.

Thursday 9

TRACE ATKINS at the Saskatoon Exhibition Grandstand, 8:30 p.m. Free with gate admission.

AJJ + KIMYA DAWSON with Shellshag at Louis’ Pub. 18+.

LOVERS TOUCH with Jezebel and Ellen Froese at Black Cat Tavern.

JORDAN WELBOURNE with W3eapons at Bud’s on Broadway. See

DUELING PIANOS (party music request show) at The Thirsty Scholar, music at 8 p.m.

Friday 10

TIM HICKS at the Saskatoon Exhibition Grandstand, 8:30 p.m. Free with gate admission.

JUSTICE DER at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

THE HAUNTED NORTH with Despite The Reverence and Saintvicious at Amigos Cantina. See

ROBBIE G with opening performances by Filth the Enabler, Dorion Thorson, Bearly Daniels, K Niggz and KRE at Capitol Music Club, show at 9 p.m.

ANDERSON EAST with Los Colognes at Louis’ Pub, show at 9 p.m. 16+.

CHROME EMPIRE at Bud’s on Broadway. See

LAFFY STONE with guests at The Dogg House, 9 p.m.

Saturday 11

APRIL WINE at the Saskatoon Exhibition Grandstand, 8:30 p.m. Free with gate admission.

SURF DADS with Autopilot and Trash Hawks at Amigos Cantina.

FEAR OF KNOWING (Fringe Festival wind-up party) at Bud’s on Broadway. See

AUGURIUM with Detherous, Rebirth and Aiseiri at Black Cat Tavern.

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

LAFFY STONE at Piggy’s Grill, 9 p.m.

Monday 13

STORYTELLER MONDAYS with host John Antoniuk and musical guests Eeekwol and Zachary Lucky at Capitol Music Club, dinner option at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. See

BLAST FROM THE SUN at Bud’s on Broadway. See

Tuesday 14

SINGERS & CIDER featuring pianist Maurice Drouin and vocalists Graham Dyck and Tatrina Tai performing classic hits at the Glen at Crossmount, 7 p.m. See

MIKE HEPP with Zulu Panda and Danny Downing at D’Lish by Tish Café, show at 7:30 p.m. $10. All ages.

BLAST FROM THE SUN at Bud’s on Broadway. See

FITCH ACADEMY: FLIGHT 118 presented by Port Alberni Cannabis Club with Oliver Spitts and Brothers Grim and local support at Underground Café.

Wednesday 15

IT’S TOO LATE, BABY at the Franklin Retirement Residence (220 24th St. E.), noon to 1 p.m. Proceeds, which include a BBQ hot dog lunch for $5, go to Habitat for Humanity. See

THE CADILLAC THREE with guests at O’Brian’s Event Centre, doors at 9 p.m. 19+. See

WAX MANNEQUIN with Twin Voices and Hollow Oax at Black Cat Tavern.

BLAST FROM THE SUN at Bud’s on Broadway. See

Thursday 16

UNDER COVER PIRATES at Bud’s on Broadway. See

ANDRE PETTIPAS AND THE GIANTS with Zelda Belladonna and Moonrunners at Capitol Music Club. See

DUELING PIANOS (party music request show) at The Thirsty Scholar, music at 8 p.m.

Friday 17

ROCK THE RIVER featuring Toronto (6 p.m.), Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd (7:15 p.m.) and Nazareth (8:30 p.m.) at Bessborough Gardens. See

SUMMER FLING XII with Bleubird, Thesis Sahib, Kay the Aquanaut, Factor Chandelier, Dayda Banks and Stone Cold Party Rockers at Amigos Cantina. See

GOOD ENOUGH with Mandible Klaw and Xembryos at Black Cat Tavern.

FERNY TURNBULL at Bud’s on Broadway. See

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

DUELING PIANOS (party music request show) at The Thirsty Scholar, music at 9 p.m.

Saturday 18

REGGAE & WORLD MUSIC FEST featuring performances by hoop dancer Terrance Littletent, the Randy Woods Band and Oral Fuentes Reggae Band at O’Brians Event Centre, 9 p.m. See

ROCK THE RIVER featuring Lee Aaron (3:30 p.m.), Men Without Hats (5 p.m.), Sweet (6:40 p.m.) and Little River Band (8:30 p.m.) at Bessborough Gardens. See

THE RAG TAG MISFIT TOUR with Carolyn Mark, Shirley Gnome, Kris Demeanor and Old Seed at Amigos Cantina. See

ROCK CANDY at Bud’s on Broadway. See

GOLD TONES at Royal Canadian Legion, 8 p.m.

Sunday 19

ROCK THE RIVER featuring Prism (3:30 p.m.), Gino Vannelli (5 p.m.), Kim Mitchell (6:40 p.m.) and Trooper (8:30 p.m.) at Bessborough Gardens. See

Jazz & Classical

Saturday 4

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

Wednesday 8

SASKATOON OPERA: BENEFIT CONCERT presented by Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra with guest artists Mark Turner (piano) and Danika Loren (soprano) at Knox Met Church, 7:30 p.m. See

Thursday 16

BERNSTEIN AT 100 presented by Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra with guest artist Warren Lee (piano). The program includes selected works by Bernstein, Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue for solo piano) and Liszt (Sonata in B Minor). University of Saskatchewan Convocation Hall, 7:30 p.m. See

Saturday 18

LUKAS NEWMAN QUINTET at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See


Summer still has a month to go, but it looks like Hollywood’s blockbuster season is pretty much done. That isn’t to say there won’t be some good films to check out, but it seems all the superheroes have gone home for the winter. /Shane Hnetka


Friday 3

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Ewan McGregor plays a grown up Christopher Robin who has been working extra-long hours instead of spending time with his family. Enter Winnie the Pooh and friends to save the day.

SEARCHING A low budget thriller about a father (John Cho) who looks for his missing daughter by going through her computer. Searching premiered at Sundance and had some great early reviews.

THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME Mila Kunis finds out her ex-boyfriend is a spy and now people are trying to kill her and her best friend, Kate McKinnon. Wackiness tries to ensue.

Friday 10

DOG DAYS This movie features a bunch of interconnected stories involving people and their dogs. Think of it as dumbed down version of Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, but with dogs as the connecting thread instead of medflies. Director Ken Marino made the terrible romantic comedy How to Be a Latin Lover last year. So this is probably just as bad.

THE MEG Jason Stathem fights a giant megalodon shark that miraculously escaped extinction millions of years ago and is now on a rampage. It looks stupid, but it might be fun. But it will be stupid.

Wednesday 15

CRAZY RICH ASIANS Constance Wu goes with her boyfriend Henry Golding to a wedding in China and finds out that he actually comes from a very wealthy family. Bonus, right? Except his mother, Michelle Yeoh, doesn’t like her.

Friday 17

ALPHA Another dog movie. Kodi Smit-McPhee is a hunter during the Upper Paleolithic period who befriends a wolf, thus beginning the domestication of dogs — or so the movie would have us believe.

MILE 22 Mark Wahlberg is a CIA agent based in Indonesia who must run a gauntlet of mobsters and corrupt police to get a “high priority asset” to an extraction point so they can be flown to safety. Looks like your standard action film.

Broadway Theatre

Sunday 12

6:00 DOMINION This feature-length Australian documentary uses drones and hidden cameras to investigate what producers describe as the “dark underbelly” of modern animal agriculture.

9:00 THE THIRD MURDER A Japanese drama about a man arrested for a murder that he confessed to but his lawyer doubts he committed. Encore screenings Aug. 13, 15, 17, 19 at 7 p.m., Aug. 14, 16 at 9 p.m.

Monday 13

9:15 THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST A teenage girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) is sent to a gay conversion camp called God’s Promise by her aunt after she’s outed as lesbian. Based on the novel of the same name by Emily Danforth. Encore screenings Aug. 14, 16, 18 at 7 p.m., Aug. 15, 17, 19 at 9:15 p.m.

Sunday 18

9:00 YEAR-ROUND METAL ENJOYMENT This documentary examines two New England graffiti crews who risk life and limb to tag freight cars which then travel across the United States.

Roxy Theatre

Aug 3

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS A documentary about three identical strangers who find out they’re actually triplets who were separated at birth and adopted.

LEAVE NO TRACE A veteran with PTSD lives in a park in Portland with his 13-year old daughter. When they get caught, the man is given a chance to settle down in a rural community, but struggles to adapt to his new life.

Thursday 9

7:00 BACK TO 1983: STRANGE BREW Special 35th anniversary screening of this Canadian cult classic about two hosers who fight an evil brewery that wants to take over the world.

Aug 10

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU A man finds success as a telemarketer and rises up the corporate ladder.

UNDER THE TREES This Icelandic comedy has two neighbours fighting over a tree in one yard that casts a shadow in the other.

Aug 17

HEARTS BEAT LOUD Nick Offerman stars as a father who cajoles his med school-bound daughter (Kiersey Clemons) into forming a band with him.


AKA Artist‑Run Centre

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

I WAS UNCATEGORICAL, AND SO, DEFIANT This exhibition is inspired by a 1993 controversy involving student artist Christopher Lefler. It consists of correspondence between organizer Lucas Regazzi and 50 artists on the subject of archive and absence. (Aug. 7–19.)

Art Placement

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

40 YEARS Showcase of work by gallery artists and invited guests to celebrate the gallery’s 40th anniversary. (Opening reception Aug. 4 at 2 p.m., runs until Sept. 6.)

College Art Gallery 1 & 2

MacKinnon Building | 306-966-4571 |

LORI BLONDEAU: GRACE: A SURVEY This mid-career survey celebrates the work of Saskatchewan Indigenous performance artist Lori Blondeau. Includes performances video, artifacts and photographs. Curated by Leah Taylor. (Until Aug. 31.)

Darrell Bell Gallery

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

GROUP EXHIBITION Summer display of work by gallery artists. (Until late August.)

The Eye Gallery

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

MARK VON ESCHEN: A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME… Exhibition of photographs on a floral theme. (Until Aug. 31.)

Frances Morrison Gallery

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

MONIKA KINNER-WHALEN: GATHERING PLACES Exhibition of fabric works where the artist depicts scenes of Saskatoon’s downtown. (Opening reception Aug. 2 from 7–9 p.m., runs until Aug. 30.)

Gallery On The Greens

2325 Preston Ave. | 306-374-2644 |

PAULA COOLEY: MISCELLANY Exhibition of ceramic art. (Until Aug. 31.)

Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

Murray Building | 306-966-4208 |

THE STUDIO ON 20TH Exhibition of new work by Saskatoon artists Bridget Aitken, Nicki Ault, Kathy Bradshaw, Jan Corcoran, Ann Donald, Jane Harington, Miranda Jones, Brenda Kennedy, Karen Maguire and Carol Wyle. (Until Aug. 3.)   

Kenderdine Gallery

Agriculture Building | 306-664-3385 |

CAMERON FORBES: OBSERVATION SURVEY DRAWINGS During a residency in May, the artist produced a series of paintings inspired by an architectural investigation she made of the Agriculture Building. Curated by Leah Taylor and Cole Thompson. (Until Aug. 31.)

Paved Art & New Media

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

LAURA ST. PIERRE: SPECTRAL GARDEN Multi-media installation where the artist explores how we live with nature in our society. (Until Aug. 11.)

DIRECT IT YOURSELF: MUSIC VIDEO CAMP FOR YOUTH Screening of music videos produced during a youth residency. (Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.)

Remai Modern Art Gallery

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

JIMMIE DURHAM: AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD Durham has been active as an artist and activist in the United States for over four decades. This exhibition was organized by the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and is the first retrospective of his work. (Until Aug. 12.)

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.)

OLIVER HUSSAIN: ROVING Using a mix of media, the Toronto artist seeks to create a cinematic experience for viewers. Remaining works in the program include: Were Here (July 3–Aug. 12) and Isla Santa Maria 3D (Aug. 17–Oct. 14). On Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., Hussain will give a talk on his work.

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. (Aug. 3–March 3.)

WALTER SCOTT: BETAZOID IN A FOG Exhibition of new and recent work by the Kahnawake-born artist who has satirized the art world through comics and graphic novels under the title Wendy. Curated by Rose Bouthillier. (Aug. 10–Oct. 21.)

ALEXINE MCLEOD Held as part of the RBC Emerging Artist series, this show sees the artist use found objects and digital projectors to create wall-based assemblages. (Until Aug. 12.)

TURN OUT Live performance by Robin Rimbaud, an electronic musician from the U.K. who works under the name Scanner. (Aug. 3, 8 p.m.)

THE SECRET OF KELLS Screening of the 2009 family-friendly fantasy adventure directed by Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey. (Aug. 4, 1 p.m.)

VIEWPOINTS Guest speaker is Lisa Burke of the University of Saskatchewan’s Digital and Extended Media Department who will discuss video art in a gallery context. (Aug. 7, 7 p.m.)

ARTFUL READING First Nations playwright/actor Curtis Peeteetuce hosts a discussion of Thomas King’s 2012 book The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America. (Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Register at

RABBIT PROOF FENCE Screening of Phillip Noyce’s 2002 Indigenous family drama set in rural Australia in the 1930s. (Aug. 18, 1 p.m.)

Rouge Gallery

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

GROUP EXHIBITION Summer display of work by gallery artists. (Until late August.)

Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery

813 Broadway Ave. | 306-653-3616 |

CURIO This exhibition explores the world of art collecting through a display of privately held work from previous Emma International Collaboration Auctions. Curated by Stephanie Canning and Maia Stark. (Until Aug. 21.)

SCYAP Art Centre

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

EXQUISITE CORPSE: MYTH, MAGIC & THE OCCULT This exhibition includes work by Candice Grosenick, Jane McWhirter and Kathryn Trembach and explores themes listed in the exhibition subtitled. (Until Aug. 9, with a reception Aug. 5 from 4:30–7:30 p.m.)

St. Thomas More Gallery

1435 College Dr. | 306-652-5310 |

CORY CHAD & DENISE HAMAN: THE LIMITED Exhibition of abstract works on paper and canvas by two Prince Albert artists. (Until Aug. 24.)


Children’s Discovery Museum

#116 2325 Preston Ave. | 306-683-2555 |

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Featured are displays in arts, crafts, construction, camping and veterinary medicine that promote play-based learning.

Diefenbaker Canada Centre

306-966-8384 |

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 |

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

AT HOME IN ANCIENT ROME This exhibit includes artifacts and displays that recreate what life was like in the typical Roman household. Curated by Helanna Miagza. (Until Aug. 17.)

Museum of Natural Sciences

112 Science Place | 306-966-4399 |

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

Ukrainian Museum of Canada

910 Spadina Cres. | 306-244-3800 |

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

ROSE & LLOYD VIRAG: SANCTUM OF THE SETTLERS Exhibition of photographs examining the architectural legacy of Ukrainian Orthodox churches that were built on the prairies during the settlement period. (Until Sept. 15.)

Saskatchewan Aviation Museum

Bay 5 Hangar 5 Diefenbaker Airport | 306-651-7247 |

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

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

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

PERMANENT EXHIBIT This National Historic Site is dedicated to celebrating traditional and contemporary Indigenous life and culture in Saskatchewan.

AMANDA STRONG: PASKWÂW NÎPÎY Exhibition of three short films by the Vancouver-based Indigenous filmmaker which explore themes related to territory, history and the connection of people to the past and present. (Until Aug. 24.)

LEARN TO RUN: MIHKAWIKIWIN RUN CLINIC This multi-week training session prepares participants to enter the Race Against Racism on Sept. 22. (Runs Saturdays at 9 a.m. starting on Aug. 11.)

Western Development Museum

2610 Lorne Ave. | 306-931-1910 |

PERMANENT EXHIBITS One of four provincial museums commemorating settler culture in Saskatchewan, this museum includes displays related to transportation, agriculture and more.

THEY WERE THERE… OVER THERE This exhibition commemorates the careers of 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.)

SUMMER ACTIVITIES Each weekend throughout the summer on Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be special family-friendly programming from 1–3 p.m.