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Saskatoon’s best arts, events & live music calendar. Updated every second Thursday. Get your event listed for free — send the details to listings@planetsmag.com

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Thursday 6

ETHAN CLAYMORE Opening Night. See Ongoing.

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 a range of social and support groups for people who identify with different communities on the gender spectrum. See outsaskatoon.ca for details.

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.

SANTÉ AWARDS This event recognizes excellence in the health care industry. Hosted by Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. TCU Place, 5–8:30 p.m. Register at ow.ly/LU3E30mkCwz.

HABITAT SASKATOON GAME SHOW GALA This fun and friendly event will raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon. Delta Bessborough, 6–10 p.m. See habitatsaskatoon.ca.

ASK A FAMILY LAWYER Presentation on family law. Frances Morrison Library, 6:30 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

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

BAR TRIVIA Tonight: Video game titles from 2K and Ubisoft. Mana Bar, 7 p.m.

COMEDY LAB Open mic with stand-up, sketch and improv 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 7

JACK AND THE SNOW QUEEN Opening Night. See Ongoing.

MIXED DOUBLES CURLING CLASSIC This is a new event on the World Curling Tour and features 32 teams competing for $13,000 in prize money. Sutherland Club, Dec. 7–10. See worldcurl.com.

MY HOMETOWN Guest presenter Trin Nguyen speaks about her Vietnamese village Bat Trang which is renowned for its ceramics production. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WILDECOL SEMINAR SERIES This bi-weekly event includes a presentation and related discussion on wildlife ecology. Today: Egina Malaj “Ecological risk assessment of pesticides in the prairie pothole region”. AGRI 1E85, University of Saskatchewan, 3:30 p.m. More information at katelyn.luff@usask.ca.

FLOCK AND GATHER’S WINTER WONDERS MARKET Features a variety of local vendors offering art, craft, children’s toys, jewelery and more. St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, 4:30–9:30 p.m., Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $2 admission.

THE STAND: WINTER MIXER Social gathering for people interested in grassroots activism. 615 Main St., 5:30 p.m. See thestandcentre.ca.

FLORAL EMBROIDERY Learn basic embroidery stitches. All supplies provided, no experience necessary. 325 21st St. W, 6–9 p.m. Register at craftschoolyxe.com.

BLADES VS MOOSE JAW WARRIORS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

XXXMAS SPECTACULAR! This holiday event features beer and risqué dance performances. Hosted by Rosebud Burlesque. 224 25th St. W., 7 p.m. $20. 19+.

A NIGHT IN MOVEMENT Live dance performance featuring Scott’s Flyers, Saskatchewan Dance Project and Desert Beats Belly Dance. The Refinery, 7:30 p.m. $20. See ontheboards.ca.

CLASSIC DANCE CLUB There is a lesson at 7:30 p.m. with social ballroom dancing from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Royal Canadian Legion (606 Spadina Ave. W). See classicdanceclub.ca.

FINAL RESOLUTION III Live professional wrestling. Sutherland Hall, bell at 8 pm. See hiwcanada.ca.

THE NO-NO’S: CHRISTMUKKAH EXTRAVAGANZA Live performance by the local comedy and improv troupe. Le Relais (308 4th Ave. N.), 9:30–11:30 p.m. Admission $10.

Saturday 8

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

HAND EMBROIDERY Introductory course on embroidery. Saskatoon Makerspace, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

CNC ROUTER Introductory course on using a computer-operated router. Saskatoon Makerspace, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

SILK SCREEN 101 Introductory course on silk screening. Saskatoon Makerspace, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA Includes family activities, refreshments and a free portrait with Santa. Brighton Community Centre (115 Secord Way), noon to 4 p.m.

U OF S BALLROOM DANCING CLUB: MONTHLY DANCE Open to members and guests. Trinity Orthodox Hall, dance from 7–10 p.m. See uofsbdc.com.

THE KING AND I Broadcast of a live theatre production from London of this musical with a score by Oscar Hammerstein II. Scotiabank Theatre, 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

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

CHRISTMAS PRESENCE Mash-up of stories, songs and poetry offering a unique twist on the nativity. Presented by Burnt Thicket Theatre. Studio 914, 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation (suggested $10). See burntthicket.com.

SASKATCHEWAN RUSH VS CALGARY ROUGHNECKS Now that the labour dispute has been settled, the National Lacrosse League is gearing up for the 2019 season. Following this exhibition game, the teams will break for the holidays. The Rush will then play their first league home game on Jan. 5 against the San Diego Seals. SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See saskrush.com.

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 9

LASER CUTTING Introductory course on using a laser for design. Saskatoon Makerspace, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

WINTER WONDERLAND Family-friendly holiday celebration to kick off the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign. YMCA (25 22nd St. E.), 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

TD DATA TALK This TData user group meets every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. and works on the application of Geographic Information Systems using Open Data with Open Source Software. E-mail motivism@hotmail.com for venue information.

FOOD NOT BOMBS Weekly 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 fnbsaskatoon@gmail.com.

BLADES VS PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 4 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

SENSITIVE SANTA Special after-hours opportunity for children with autism to have a Santa visit. Lawson Heights Mall, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Register at ascott@autismservices.ca. See autismservices.ca.

CHRISTMAS PRESENCE Mash-up of stories, songs and poetry offering a unique twist on the nativity. Presented by Burnt Thicket Theatre. College Park Covenant Church, 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation (suggested $10). See burntthicket.com.

Monday 10

WRITE FOR RIGHTS This letter-writing event is hosted by Amnesty International which is dedicated to assisting those who are wrongly imprisoned. Augustana Lutheran Church (1201 Broadway Ave.), 4:30–8 p.m. See amnestysaskatchewan.ca.

TRIVIA NIGHT Tonight’s topic: The Office Christmas party. Hudsons Saskatoon Pub, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 11

SASKATOON WOMEN’S NETWORK: CHARITY LUNCHEON Proceeds from this event go to Habitat for Humanity. Ramada Hotel, noon–1 p.m. See swnsaskatoon.com.

TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART Documentary about artists who began to create earthworks in the 1960s. Alice Turner Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

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

Wednesday 12

SASKATCHEWAN PROCUREMENT DAY This first annual event brings together groups who use construction services with members of the construction industry. Also includes a luncheon to induct people into the Saskatchewan Hall of Fame. Travelodge Hotel, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. See scaonline.ca.

CHILDREN’S WISH FOUNDATION LUNCHEON This charity event with MCs Dave Thomas and Ryan Flaherty is hosted by North Saskatoon Business Association. Travelodge Hotel, 11:30 a.m. See nsbasask.com.

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 allaboutus@shaw.ca.

FILL THE PLATE This fundraising dinner is hosted by Saskatoon’s Friendship Inn. 619 20th St. W., 5:30 p.m. Tickets at friendship.inn@shaw.ca or 306-242-5122.

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

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR Introductory course on how to use this design program. Saskatoon Makerspace, 6–9 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

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 saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LIVING SKIES TOASTMASTERS CLUB New members are welcome to join this club dedicated to communication and leadership skills. They meet Wednesdays from 7–9 p.m. at Ideas Inc. (120 Sonnenschein Way). See livingskiestoastmasters.weebly.com.

MEMORY AND LIGHT Special holiday service for those who have experienced bereavement and loss. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Spadina & 20th St.), 7 p.m. 306-229-7846.

Thursday 13

STUFF THE BUS Annual fundraiser for the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. Hosted by Rock 102FM. Register at ROCK102rocks.com.

PARIS Documentary where Adela Ucar and Justine Shapiro spent a week exploring the City of Light. Mayfair Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

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

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

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

BAR TRIVIA Tonight: Past trivia night themes. Mana Bar, 7 p.m.

Friday 14

A WIDE OPEN CHRISTMAS Opening Day. See Ongoing.

ANNUAL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER CONTEST This event is co-hosted by North Saskatoon Business Association and LB Distillers. Saskatoon Inn, 7:10 a.m. See nsbasask.com.

SPOTLIGHT ON CHINESE CULTURE Guest speaker Daisy (Wei) Zhang discusses social and cultural differences between east and west China. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LUNCH & LEARN This event is hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Office of Sustainability. Today’s topic: Recycling and Meaningful Waste Management. University Services Building, noon to 1 p.m. There is a second gathering later at Louis Pub from 5–6 p.m. See usask.ca.

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

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

THE NAUGHTY LIST Live drag performance with a holiday theme. Diva’s Nightclub, doors at 9 p.m. $5.

SASKATOON SOAPS: OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY Live improv by local comedy troupe. Broadway Theatre, 9:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Saturday 15

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT: CLARK’S CROSSING First in a series of annual counts to assess the winter bird population. This one focuses on the Martensville/Warman area. Register at jrpatterson@shaw.ca.

ETSY SK’S HOLIDAY MARKET Holiday sale of handmade items by local artists and artisans. Station 20 West, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

3D DESIGN 101 Introductory course on 3D design. Saskatoon Makerspace, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

WOODSHOP 101 Introductory course on wood-working. Saskatoon Makerspace, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

ART REACH: POP-UP LANDSCAPES Drop-in art-making co-hosted with Remai Modern. Frances Morrison Library, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. See remaimodern.org.

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

CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE Goods include Ukrainian Christmas breads (kolachi), baking, perogies and cabbage rolls. Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium, 1–3 p.m.. Free admission.

CHRISTMAS BOOGALOO This event includes a live dance performance at 7 p.m. followed by a fiesta at 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Saskatoon Salsa. Aden Bowman Theatre. All ages. See saskatoonsalsa.com.

HOLIDAY PARTY This arts-themed party with karaoke is hosted by AKA Artist-Run Centre and PAVED Arts. Woods Alehouse, 8 p.m.

Sunday 16

YULETIDE SHIMMER Holiday show and sale featuring local vendors. German Cultural Centre, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

WINTER HOLIDAY READING TENT Family-friendly gathering to read, do crafts and play games. Hosted by Frontier College. Friendship Inn (619 20th St. W.), 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

LIGHTEN UP! FUN RUN Night-time social run with post-run refreshments. d’Lish by Tish Café (702A 14th St. E.), 6:30 p.m.

Monday 17

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

DO SASK BOOK CLUB Tonight: Hans Rosling Factfulness. Prairie Ink Restaurant, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

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

TRIVIA NIGHT Tonight’s topic: Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Hudsons Saskatoon Pub, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 18

EVERYBODY’S BOOK CLUB Today: Hannah Kent Burial Rites. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

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

TIM HORTONS TWINKLE LIGHTS SKATING PARTY This party marks the opening of the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink. Includes a tree lighting ceremony, hot chocolate and baked goodies courtesy of Tim Hortons. Kiwanis Memorial Park, 5–8 p.m. See meewasin.com.

Wednesday 19

DISCOVER DOCUMENTARIES Screening is a film where Steve Patry spent a year with men undergoing treatment at the Waseskun Healing Center. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Kate Quinn The Alice Project. Alice Turner Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

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

Thursday 20

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

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

HOLIDAY PARTY This social gathering is hosted by The Two Twenty. Village Guitar & Amp, 7 p.m. See app.wunhd.com/cp/220yxe/event.

BAR TRIVIA Tonight: Christmas special. Mana Bar, 7 p.m.

Friday 21

WESK MEETS Networking event hosted by Women Entrepreneurs Saskatchewan. WESK Office (108-502 Cope Way), 10–11:30 a.m. See wesk.ca.

Saturday 22

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

Sunday 23

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

Ongoing

ETHAN CLAYMORE Dinner theatre-style presentation of a play by Norm Foster where a middle-aged widower struggles with the help of a friend to get his life back on track. Presented by Mini-Fridge Theatre. German Cultural Centre, Dec. 6–8 and 13–14 at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at 12:30 p.m. See minifridgetheatre.com.

JACK AND THE SNOW QUEEN This is the seventh installment in Dancing Sky Theatre’s  Prairie Panto series which features the ongoing adventures of the Spriggins family. Includes evening and matinee performances. 201 Queen St. (Meachem), Dec. 7–23. See ontheboards.ca.

A WIDE OPEN CHRISTMAS This child-friendly production sees a cast of 20 puppets celebrate the holiday season. Presented by Wide Open Children’s Theatre. The Refinery, with performances on select days between Dec. 14–23. See wideopen.ca.

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

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This is a local production of the classic Broadway musical based on short stories by Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem which are set in czarist Russia in 1905. Rawlco Radio Hall, until Dec. 23. See persephonetheatre.org.

ALONE @ HOME: A REZ CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION A holiday comedy by Curtis Peeteetuce that spoofs the hit 1990 Macauley Culkin comedy. Here, a woman misses a ride to the city with friends and has to cope with burglars while her friends get stranded in a small town hotel. Presented by Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre. Broadway Theatre, Dec. 6–7 at 8 p.m., Dec. 8 at 2 and 8 p.m. See gtnt.ca.

BHP ENCHANTED FOREST Drive-through display with over 60 custom holiday light displays. Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, 5:30–10 p.m. Until Jan. 5. See enchanted-forest.org.

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPANISH FLU To commemorate the centennial of the devastating global epidemic that exacted a death toll in the millions the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan has assembled a special online exhibit. To view the exhibit visit saskarchives.com/collections/exhibits.

BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP This family-friendly workshop is at Midtown Centre until Dec. 24. There are special photo sessions on Dec. 8 and 15 at 1 p.m., and you can learn more about this charitable program at buildabear.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.

WILD SEEDS Exhibition of photographs that explore the wonder of seedheads. JF Gallery (105-123 Ave. B S.), until Dec. 31.

LIVE MUSIC

Thursday 6

HOLIDAY HOOPLA Child-friendly sing-a-long concert with Sylvia Chave. The Refinery, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $8 advance, $10 door, children under two free. See ontheboards.ca.

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

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

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

EDDY ROBERTSON BLUES BAND at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Friday 7

FUNK THE HALLS featuring The Funk Hunters and Mat The Alien at Capitol Music Club.

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

ECILA with The Radiant and Taurus Story at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

UKLECTIC FRED at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

BETTER THAN NOTHING at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

SAMMY LEE & THE FOLKS at Somewhere Else Pub, 9 p.m.

BLACK HELL OIL with Chronobot and The Switching Yard at Black Cat Tavern.

X-MAS EDITION PASSA PASSA (DJs playing Dancehall Afrobeat Soca Reggaeton) at Coors Event Centre, doors at 10 p.m. 19+

Saturday 8

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

THE DYLAN COOPER BAND with Taylor Jade and Sharp Tail at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

SAMMY LEE & THE FOLKS at Somewhere Else Pub, 9 p.m.

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

GOPHER BROKE at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

VAGABONDS CHRISTMAS CONCERT featuring live performances by Dayda Banks & Trill Monroe, ACHEE, Filth The Enabler, Enjay, Fabric and Dillybat at Cosmopolitan Centre, doors at 8 p.m.

Sunday 9

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

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES WITH ECLIPSE (includes a live band) at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

SUNDAY JAM at Buds on Broadway, 8 p.m. See buds.dudeaone.com.

OPEN MIC PERFORMANCE FINALS at Black Cat Tavern, 9 p.m.

AN EVENING OF HARMONY featuring Chimo Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus and 42nd Street Singers with guests Acoustic Theory Youth Chorus and Doo-ly Noted Quartet at Mayfair United Church, 7 p.m. Adults $20, Children 12 & under free. 306-361-7503.

Monday 10

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

BAD HABITS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Tuesday 11

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

BAD HABITS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Wednesday 12

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

KILLITOROUS with Sakred and Wasted Heretics at Black Cat Tavern.

BREWSTER & THE ROOSTERS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

DRAMA QUEEN MARTYR (album release) with Twin Voices at PAVED Arts, show at 8 p.m. $10.

Friday 14

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

ONRY OZZBORN with Factor Chandelier, Kay The Aquanaut, Nolto and S.C.P.R. at Capitol Music Club.

CHASING ILLUSIONS with Contrafact at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

IAN MARTENS at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

THE GONG SHOW at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

BROADWAY BLIZZARD HIP HOP SHOWCASE featuring local hip hop artists at Black Cat Tavern. $10.

Saturday 15

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

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

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

TUNIC with Slow Down Molasses, Bunwitch and Thawed Out at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

WENCHES & ROGUES with St. Vicious and FMC at Black Cat Tavern.

FEAR OF KNOWING at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

GUD & BOUJEE NIGHTS at Melody Bar. $5.

Sunday 16

SUTHERLAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT presented by Lions Club of Saskatoon and Pow City Kinsmen Club featuring Elly Thorn, Heidi Munro, Lisa Moen, Amy Wood and Scott Patrick at Sutherland Hall, show at 7 p.m. $25 advance, $30 door. Proceeds support Sutherland School.

Monday 17

NIGEL MACK at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Tuesday 18

NIGEL MACK at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Wednesday 19

NIGEL MACK at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Thursday 20

HOT ROD HULLABALOO at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Friday 21

KORY ISTACE VS THE TIME PIRATES presented by Ness Creek with Val Halla and Dirty & the Perks at Capitol Music Club.

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

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

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

JACK WALTON at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

JUICEBOX ’75 at the Dogg House (1527 Idylwyld Dr. N), 9:30 p.m.

Saturday 22

ONE BAD SANTA TOUR with One Bad Son and The Wolfe at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

BREAK THE DISCO with live DJs at Capitol Music Club.

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

Jazz & Classical

Friday 7

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

Saturday 8

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: POPS CONCERT Guest artists at this 12 Days of Christmas concert which is modeled after a Bing Crosby variety show include Eileen Laverty, Trevor Wingerter and Garry Gable. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

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

Sunday 9

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE (Christmas concert) presented by the Cecilian Singers at Zion Lutheran Church, 3 p.m. See ceciliansingers.ca.

WINTERLUDE presented by Saskatoon Auxiliary Concert Band with works including William Byrd Suite, Psyché and Eros, Symphonic Scherzo and Christmas Melodies at Grace-Westminster United Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonconcertband.ca.

Wednesday 12

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

PLAYER 1: GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS featuring Joy of Vox choral group at Cathedral of the Holy Family (123 Nelson Road), 7:30 p.m. See joyofvox.com.

Thursday 13

PLAYER 1: GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS featuring Joy of Vox choral group at Cathedral of the Holy Family, 7:30 p.m. See joyofvox.com.

Friday 14

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

PLAYER 1: GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS featuring Joy of Vox choral group at Cathedral of the Holy Family, 7:30 p.m. See joyofvox.com.

Saturday 15

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

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

Sunday 16

STARRY, STARRY NIGHT Features music celebrating the holiday season. Presented by Saskatoon Chamber Players. Knox United Church, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonchambersingers.ca.

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

Monday 17

CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY: WONDERLAND This touring production blends holiday-themed circus performances by acrobats, aerialists and more with live classical music. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

Friday 21

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

Saturday 22

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

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

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

MOVIES

Still nothing opening on Dec. 7, which seems weird. But things ramp up after that as we head into the always busy Christmas season. Hopefully, the only turkey we’ll see will be on Dec. 25. But I wouldn’t bet on it. /Shane Hnetka

Opening

Wednesday 12

ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL As mentioned previously in Hnetflix, this is really Deadpool 2 re-edited to PG-13 from its original R-rating. The movie is also now bookended with Fred Savage playing himself in a faux Princess Bride thing. Yup, just a quick money grab by Fox.

Friday 14

MORTAL ENGINES Produced and written by Peter Jackson (but not directed, he left that to his storyboard artist), this post-apocalyptic tale about giant moving cities that fight each other is based on a young adult novel series. It sounds ridiculous, and looks kind of silly. But is it any worse than taking a short novel and turning it into three overproduced movies?

THE MULE Clint Eastwood directs and stars as a senior in financial trouble who unwittingly takes a job that involves running drugs for a cartel.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE After several failed outings, Sony finally turned to Marvel for help to make a decent Spider-Man movie. That success let Sony branch out. First up was Venom, Spidey’s villain turned anti-hero. The film didn’t feature Spider-Man, and reworked Venom’s origin, but it was a hit. Now comes this animated movie featuring Spider-men (and women) from across the multi-verse. The movie looks visually cool, and the early critical consensus is that it’s amazing. I guess Christmas miracles do happen!

Wednesday 19

MARY POPPINS RETURNS Emily Blunt stars in the role made famous by Julie Andrews. Similar to the Pooh movie a few months ago, this sequel sees the magical British nanny reunite with her charges (Michael and Jane Banks) as adults struggling with adult problems.

Friday 21

AQUAMAN Having finally watched Justice League, I can safely say it was pretty forgettable. At least Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was so bad you had something to talk about. Now DC and Warner are back with Aquaman, one of DC’s lamest superheroes. DC borrowed a little sass from one of Marvel’s oldest superheroes Namor, and have tried to make Aquaman a little cooler by casting Jason Momoa. Will it work? Maybe, James Wan (The Conjuring) directs.

BUMBLEBEE After years of Michael Bay-directed garbage, Paramount has decided to make a Transformers prequel that resurrects the original transformers designs. This might be pretty good.

SECOND ACT If you are looking for coal in the stocking this Xmas here is the most likely candidate. Jennifer Lopez stars as a woman who pretends she’s someone she isn’t to get a better paying job. Hmm, that sounds more than a little familiar.

WELCOME TO MARWEN Loosely based on the documentary Marwencol, director Robert Zemeckis has made a movie where he doesn’t spoil the entire film in the trailer. Steve Carell stars as a man who loses his memory after being savagely beaten and builds a model WWII town in his backyard to help himself cope.

Broadway Theatre

Monday 10

7:00 BORDER This Swedish film won the Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard award last May. A woman with a gift to smell guilt finds a man who is similar to her, leading her to question her world. Additional screenings Dec. 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 at 9 p.m., Dec. 12, 14, 17, 19 at 7 p.m.

9:00 LEMONADE This Romanian film sees a woman try to get her green card, then find out the U.S. isn’t as great as she thought it would be. Additional screenings Dec. 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22 at 7 p.m., Dec. 12, 17, 19 at 9 p.m., and Dec. 21, 23 at 9:45 p.m.

Roxy Theatre

Thursday 6

7:30 CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG To celebrate the golden anniversary of this 1968 Disney musical there’s a special sing-along screening tonight.

Friday 7

THE GREAT BUSTER Buster Keaton got his start as a child star in vaudeville, and made his greatest mark as a comic actor during the silent era. He went through a rough stretch in the 1930s, then revived his career. That’s just the broad strokes, of course. You can find out more in this Peter Bogdanovich documentary.

MARIA BY CALLAS A documentary about the American-born Greek soprano Maria Callas (1923–77) who starred in many famous operas and also had a tempestuous romance with Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.

Wednesday 12

ANNA KARENINA THE MUSICAL One night only screening of a 2018 Russian/Korean musical inspired by Tolstoy’s sprawling 1878 novel about a scandalous affair between the title character and a dashing Russian cavalry officer. With English subtitles.

Thursday 13

LOVING VINCENT Billed as a biographical drama, this film uses Post-Impressionist style animation to show the tragedy and triumph of Vincent van Gogh.

Friday 14

AT ETERNITY’S GATES Julian Schnabel offers his take on Vincent van Gogh in this 2018 film which sees Willem Dafoe star as the troubled Dutch painter.

Thursday 20

HOLIDAY MOVIE DAY Riversdale Community Association presents its annual free screening. Arthur Christmas (1 p.m.) and Get Santa (7 p.m.) are family friendly Christmas fare, while Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (9 p.m.) delves into Nordic mythology around Christmas and is for mature audiences only.

Friday 21

MIRAI This animated film follows a boy who discovers a magical garden that lets him time travel.

GALLERIES

AKA Artist‑Run Centre

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

MAYA STOVALL: COMPULSION AND HEART This exhibition features a work done by the California artist during a residency where she focused on the space and people in the vicinity of Saskatoon Public Library. Curated by Tarin Dehod. (Until Dec. 8.)

Art Placement

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

CLINT HUNKER: ABOUT A LAKE Exhibition of landscape paintings and drawings by the veteran Saskatchewan artist with a focus on lakes. (Until Jan. 10.)

College Art Gallery 1 & 2

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

THE SHADOW OF THE SUN Co-curated by Wayne Baerwaldt and Leah Taylor, this exhibition pairs work by veteran New York artist Ross Bleckner and Saskatchewan based artist Zachari Logan. (Until Dec. 15.)

The Eye Gallery

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

MONIQUE MARTIN: CAT TAILS / TALES Exhibition of art (Until Jan. 1.)

Frances Morrison Gallery

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

DIANE LAROUCHE ELLARD: TOPOPHILIA Exhibition of paintings in which the artist explores her emotional connection to the Saskatchewan landscape. (Until Dec. 21.)

Gallery On The Greens

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

BONNIE GILMOUR: CROCKERY: THE USEFUL POT Exhibition of ceramics. (Until Jan. 1.)

Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

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

SILENCE Annual show and sale of student work organized by the Visual Arts Student Union. (Closing reception and auction Dec. 7 from 7–9 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 on Saskatchewan Indigenous art practice and activism in the late 1960s. Co-curated by Gerald McMaster and Anthony Kiendl. (Until Dec. 15.)

Paved Art & New Media

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

RUTH MARSH: IDEAL BOUNDS This exhibition imagines a hypothetical future where the world’s bees have all died due to human causes. (Until Dec. 8.)

Remai Modern Art Gallery

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

ELLEN MOFFAT: SMALL SONORITIES: A LITTLE PIECE OF STRING Latest in a series of audio art exhibits where the artists explore the relationship between sound, body and space. (Until Jan. 6.)

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.)

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

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.)

WILLIAM PEREHUDOFF: INTERCONTINENTAL PACKERS MURALS Done by the artist in the 1940s in a fresco style, these murals were preserved when the building was demolished in 2010. (Until Dec. 31, 2019)

AMANDA STRONG Screening of two stop-motion animated videos by the Indigenous artist: Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes) and How To Steal A Canoe. (Until March 3.)

KIM ADAMS: LOVE BIRDS Exhibition of sculptures that incorporate readymade and prefabricated elements to explore social and technological issues. (Until March 3.)

CINEMA AT THE MUSEUM Screening tonight is Jane Campion’s 1989 family drama Sweetie. (Dec. 7, 7 p.m.)

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

CINEMA AT THE MUSEUM Screening tonight is Sophie Coppola’s 1999 teen drama The Virgin Suicides. (Dec. 14, 7 p.m.)

DISCOVERY CINEMA Screening this afternoon is the 1983 family-friendly holiday film A Christmas Story. (Dec. 15, 1 p.m.)

CINEMA AT THE MUSEUM Screening tonight is Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s 2015 genre-defying horror/musical The Lure. (Dec. 21, 7 p.m.)

Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery

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

PAULA COOLEY & LOUISA FERGUSON: PASSAGES Two-person exhibition of glass and ceramic sculpture that uses a boat motif to explore the idea of passage through time and space. (Until Jan. 5.)

SCYAP Art Centre

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

LEE COONEY ART Exhibition of multi-coloured paintings. (Until Jan. 3, with a reception Dec. 14 from 7–9 p.m.)

St. Thomas More Gallery

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

COMMUNITY ARTS Group exhibition featuring work by over two dozen local artists. (Until Dec. 14.)

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. (Until Jan. 19, with a two-day symposium examining Morrisseau’s career and the overall impact of the Woodland School on Jan. 19–20. It will include panel discussions, and poetry and dance responses to Morrisseau’s art.)

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 early January.)

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.

VISTAS: IMPRESSIONS IN THREAD Exhibition of thread paintings and fibre art by Saskatoon artist Monika Kinner-Whalen. (Until Feb. 2, with a Christmas open house on Dec. 13 from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and artist reception from 6–8 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.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

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

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

Western Development Museum

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

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

EATON’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS Holiday exhibition celebrating the important role the Canadian department store once played in helping families celebrate Christmas. (Until Jan. 6.)

CAROLLING SUNDAY Afternoon of holiday music with guest performers. (Dec. 16, 1 to 3 p.m.)