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Thursday 16

LET’S GET KNOTTY Weekly drop-in session for people interested in knitting, crocheting and other fabric arts. Rusty Macdonald Library from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Frances Morrison Library, 7-9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

GENS HELLQUIST SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC This weekly clinic is queer and trans positive and provides free STI testing, rapid HIV testing, pap tests and birth control.  OUTSaskatoon, 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.

ADULTS PAINT NIGHT: FEATHER This social evening of art-making is facilitated by artist Dez Bird. Round Prairie Library, 6-8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CINDY CLARKE: THE BLUE DRESS AND OTHER POEMS Launch for a new book of poetry by a Saskatoon author. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC This touring show features contributions from several magicians and is family friendly. SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

WEST COAST SWING This weekly event has a beginner dance lesson at 8 p.m., with social dance at 9 p.m. Toon Town Tavern. See westcoastswingsaskatoon.com.

Friday 17

WALK-IN COUNSELLING This clinic is hosted by Family Service Saskatoon and is conducted on a first come first served basis. Carlyle King Branch, 1-5 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

FRIDAYS AT TWO Stevie Horn (SPL librarian) gives an illustrated talk on young people in Saskatoon from the early days to present. Frances Morrison Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

EMERGING AGRICULTURE HACKATHON This event will see people from computer science, engineering, agriculture and commerce brainstorm ideas for new ventures. Holiday Inn Express, Jan. 17-18. See emergingagriculture.org.

HUSKIES VS WINNIPEG WESMEN Canada West volleyball. Physical Activity Complex, women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

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

BLADES VS SWIFT CURRENT BRONCOS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

ALIAS WILL JAMES This screening of a 1988 National Film Board documentary by Jacques Godbout serves as a prelude to a February La Troupe du Jour production that explores the back story of the cowboy legend. Le Relais, 7:30 p.m. See latroupedujour.ca

SALSA NIGHT Evening of social dancing hosted by Saskatoon Salsa. L.B. Distillers, dance lesson at 8:30 p.m., social dancing at 9 p.m. See saskatoonsalsa.com.

YUK YUK’S COMEDY Guest comics are Matt Foster and Bryan Moxon. Park Town Hotel, show at 9 p.m. See parktownhotel.com.

SASKATOON SOAPS The theme for this improv performance is Roadhouse 2020. Broadway Theatre, 9:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Saturday 18

WOMEN’S MARCH SASKATOON 2020 Fourth annual march to promote equality, justice and human rights worldwide. Co-hosted with SGEU Women’s Committee d’Lish by Tish Café, opening remarks at 4 p.m., with a post march social at the café.

PUBLISHING 101 This workshop on publishing basics is co-presented with SaskBooks and Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Cliff Wright Library, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. See skwriter.com.

ART REACH: ABSTRACT COLLAGE This drop-in art-making is geared to kids 4-12, and is co-presented with Remai Modern. Frances Morrison Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN REGIONAL COMBINE This event is hosted by Canadian Lacrosse League in preparation for the 2020 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship in Winnipeg in August. SaskTel Centre, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. See canadianlacrosseleague.com.

NATIONAL THEATRE: ALL MY SONS This is a broadcast of a new version of Arthur Miller’s 1947 play about a family dealing with past trauma in post-World War II America. Stars Sally Field and Bill Pullman. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:30 p.m. Additional screenings on Jan. 23 and Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. See cineplex.com.

YOUNG NATURALISTS’ TRACKS & SCATS This outdoor program is geared to children (but a parent/guardian must also attend) where they learn to identify certain animals by the “traces” they leave behind. Hosted by Saskatoon Zoo Society educators. Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo, 1-3 p.m. See saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

HUSKIES VS WINNIPEG WESMEN Canada West volleyball. Physical Activity Complex, women’s game at 3 p.m., men’s game at 5 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

UNCENSORED 2(SLGBTQ) This event is presented by OUTSaskatoon, and includes a panel discussion on how society censors masculinity, femininity and gender roles in Queer and Two Spirit culture, a silent auction and more. PAVED Arts, reception at 7 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

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

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

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 7-9:30 p.m. 306-966-6429.

SASKATCHEWAN RUSH VS COLORADO MAMMOTH After wins on the road against the New York Riptide 11-4 on Dec. 28 and the San Diego Seals on Jan. 12 (12–9), the Rush host the Mammoth in their second home game of the season. Special guest is Saskatchewan Roughrider QB Cody Fajardo. SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See saskrush.com.

Sunday 19

BRIDAL SPECTACULAR Features wedding service providers, a fashion show and stuff for the groom too. TCU Place, 12:30-5 p.m. See bridalspectacular.ca.

FRIDA: VIVA LA VIDA Documentary on the famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

Monday 20

D.L.T. SMITH LECTURE Guest speaker Jonathan Statham “Sustainable Livestock Food Production and Herd Health for the Future”. WCVM 2115, 12:30-1:30 p.m. See usask.ca.

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC LECTURE SERIES André Micheletti discusses “Bach and the Early Cello”. Quance Theatre, 12:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

JOB HUNT HELP This workshop is presented in partnership with SaskAbilities Partners in Employment. Cliff Wright Library, 5:30-7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LEARN TO CAMP This information session on camping is presented by Parks Canada. Rusty Macdonald Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WHEN THE STORM FADES Screening of a new documentary by Naomi Klein, The Yes Men, Mark Achbar and Avi Lewis which explores the root cause of the deadly 2013 typhoon that struck the Philippines, and the West’s problematic response to the disaster. Scotiabank Theatre, 7 p.m. See whenthestormfades.com.

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL DINNER Guest speaker Ken Coates will discuss “Do the ‘People Who Don’t Matter’ have a Future: Prospects and Possibilities for Rural and Small-Town Peoples”. Saskatoon Club, 6:30 p.m. See thecic.org.

Tuesday 21

BUILDING BRIDGES Today’s gathering features a presentation by Lesley Biggs on “Identities, Intersectionality and White Privilege”. Gordon Oakes Redbear Centre, 5-7 p.m. See usask.ca.

KISHINAAHAMASHO LA LAANG DI MICHIF This weekly language class with Bruce Flamont is open to people 10+. Co-presented with Gabriel Dumont Local 11. Round Prairie Library, 6-8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LEGAL RESEARCH HELP Opportunity to learn about resources available to understand legal issues. No appointment necessary. Hosted by Law Society of Saskatchewan. Frances Morrison Library, 6-9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WRITE ON This weekly drop-in session for local writers is presented in partnership with Saskatoon Writers’ Collective. Tonight from 6:30-9 p.m. at J.S. Wood Library, and Jan. 22 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Frances Morrison Library. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

AN EVENING WITH ARTHUR SLADE The Saskatoon author launches his latest young adult novel Dragon Assassin. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES Meghan Mickelson and Warrick Baijius discuss Saskatoon’s Northeast and Small Swales. Co-presented in partnership with Saskatchewan Environmental Society. Frances Morrison Library, 7-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

MAIDENS OF THE NORTH This local women’s pinball group meets biweekly. Pokey’s Pinball Café, 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday 22

PODCAST CLUB Lunch hour gathering for podcast lovers. Today’s pod is The Dropout which looks at Elizabeth Holmes who founded the healthcare company Theranos. Innovation Place, noon-1 p.m.

ADULTS PAINT NIGHT: GRAIN ELEVATOR Social gathering to make art. Carlyle King Library, seniors session from 2-4 p.m., adults from 6-8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LEARN CREE This weekly drop-in class is open to all ages and is co-presented with Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6-8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS TALK Nat Banting discusses “The Dress is Blue: Mathematics, Teaching and the Viral Meme Movement”. 106 Biology Building, 7 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

WE WILL ROCK YOU Live presentation of Ben Elton’s 2002 musical inspired by Queen, and set in a post-apocalyptic future where instruments no longer exist and rock ’n’ roll is dead. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: Grey’s Anatomy. Canadian Brewhouse (3150 Preston Ave. S), 7:30 p.m.

ALI HASSAN & STEVE PATTERSON Live stand-up comedy show. Presented as part of Winterruption. Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Thursday 23

EVERY BRILLIANT THING Opening Night. See Ongoing.

SASKATOON CITY BONSPIEL Opening Day. See Ongoing.

SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF WATERSHEDS The theme of this annual conference addressing the health of the province’s watersheds is Moving Forward Together. Holiday Inn Express, Jan. 23-24. See saskwatersheds.ca.

BRIDGE 2 BUSINESS: TECHNOLOGY PANEL This Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce lunch features guest speakers Brendan King (Vendesta), Jordan Dutchak (Co-Labs) and Patrick Thera (Calian SED). Delta Saskatoon, 11:30 a.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

TOON TALKS Doreen Kerby discusses Travels Around Ireland. Mayfair Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY COLLOQUIUM Carie M. Buchanan discusses “Changing Campus Culture: Evaluating Sexual Violence Prevention Programming”. 153 Arts Building, 3-4 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

FAMILY LAW HELP Information session on legal issues related to divorce, child support and custody. Rusty Macdonald Library, 2-4 p.m., with a second session at Frances Morrison Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

HELP WITH WILLS & ESTATES Legal presentation on end of life issues. Frances Morrison Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BOB BARTEL: NUTAUI’S CAP Launch for a children’s book with illustrations by Innu artist Mary Ann Penashue that addresses an Innu protest against NATO jets flying over their territory. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Phaedra Patrick The Library of Lost and Found. Round Prairie Library, 7-8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

ON THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS This live presentation is hosted by National Geographic Live and Winterruption. Guest speaker is photographer Steve Winter. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

BRIAN POSEHN Live stand-up comedy with host Myles Morrison and Off The Top Rope. Presented as part of Winterruption. Capitol Music Club, 9 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

LET’S GET KNOTTY See Thursday 16.

WEST COAST SWING See Thursday 16.

ALL MY SONS See Saturday 18.

Friday 24

WRITING NORTH This two-day conference is geared to writers. The theme is Writing In Western Canada, and includes a mix of seminars and readings. Guest authors are Louise Halfe, Tim Lilburn, Casey Plett, Candace Savage and Paul Seesequasis. Presented by Saskatchewan Writers Guild. St. Andrew’s College, Jan. 24-25. Free admission. See skwriter.com.

WALK-IN COUNSELLING This clinic is hosted by Family Service Saskatoon and is conducted on a first come first served basis. Frances Morrison Library, 1-5 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

FRIDAYS AT TWO Ryan Bradshaw gives an illustrated talk on Lochmaben, Scotland. Frances Morrison Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT Includes Scottish food and drink, along with entertainment by The Residuals, Saskatoon Police Pipes & Drums, Saskatoon Highland Dancers and Glenlily Highland Dancers. German Cultural Centre, 6 p.m. Tickets at 306-244-6869 Ext 203.

CIRQUE DE CLASSIC This benefit features food stations, carnival style booths and silent auction. Proceeds to CLASSIC which runs a free student law clinic at 120 20th St. W. Sheraton Cavalier, 6 p.m. See classiclaw.ca.

BLADES VS MEDICINE HAT TIGERS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

HUSKIES VS CALGARY DINOS Canada West basketball. Physical Activity Complex, women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

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

YUK YUK’S COMEDY Guest comics are Kevin McGrath and Steve Taddei. Park Town Hotel, show at 9 p.m. See parktownhotel.com.

Saturday 25

NUTRIEN WINTERSHINES FESTIVAL Opening Day. See Ongoing.

LADIES LEARNING CODE This topic being addressed is: Data Insights with Python for Beginners. Atrium Building (111 Research Dr.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. E-mail info@canadalearningcode.ca for details.

WILBUR SARGUNARAJ: MUSICAL STORYTIME This child-focussed event includes a book launch and performance. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

ICE CRYSTAL BALL This social dance is at Danceland at Manitou Beach. The USask Ballroom Dancing Club is organizing a bus trip that leaves at 4:30 p.m. and returns that night. Register at uofsbdc.com.

COMING TOGETHER FOR STATION 20 WEST This benefit includes a Ukrainian-style meal, silent auction and live entertainment. Holy Family Cathedral, 5 p.m.

HUSKIES VS VICTORIA VIKINGS Canada West basketball. Physical Activity Complex, women’s game at 5 p.m., men’s game at 7 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

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

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

SASKATOON’S WORLD FAMOUS CONSERVATIONIST Presentation by Paul Hanley (author) and Robert White (ecologist) on Richard St. Barbe Baker who founded the Men of the Trees organisation in 1922. Brainsport The Running Store, 7 p.m.

CWE LIVE Professional wrestling with guest “The Prince of Punk” Shannon Moore. Cosmo Civic Centre, bell at 7 p.m. See cwetickets.com.

STORIES IN TIME: PTE’ SA WIN Live theatrical presentation of a rendition of the White Buffalo Calf Story from Lakota culture by Darlene Speidel. Presented by Buffalo Boy Productions as part of Winterruption. Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY See Saturday 18.

Sunday 26

GISELLE Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of the classic ballet about a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart. Directed by Alexei Ratmansky. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

SUM THEATRE: THE LAST SUNDAY The local theatre company presents a free performance inspired by stories and events that made headlines in the month. Meet at 733 Broadway Ave., 7:30 p.m. See sumtheatre.com.

FRIDA: VIVA LA VIDA See Sunday 19. Screening at 7 p.m.

Monday 27

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS This family-friendly game features the venerable touring basketball team which was founded in 1926. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Shobha Roh Girls Burn Brighter. Rusty Macdonald Library, 7-8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DO SASK BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book is t.b.a. RSVP to info@dosask.com. Prairie Ink Restaurant, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: Disney Classics. Canadian Brewhouse (3150 Preston Ave. S), 7:30 p.m.

JOB HUNT HELP See Monday 20. Alice Turner Library.

Tuesday 28

ARCHIVES 101: ARCHIVAL PRACTICE FOR INDIGENOUS ORGANIZATIONS This two-day workshop is intended for First Nations government administrators, archivists, cultural memory keepers, students, and anyone else interested in archival or heritage practice. Hosted by Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists. Western Development Museum, Jan. 28-29. See scaa.sk.ca

BREAKING BARRIERS: A JOURNEY TO MENTAL WELLNESS This event includes a conference and evening gala focusing on mental wellness in agriculture, Indigenous communities and the resource industry. Special guest is Saskatchewan Lt. Gov. Russ Mirasty. Prairieland Park, conference at noon, gala at 4 p.m. See bridgeshealth.com.

BOOK CLUB Today: Colson Whitehead The Nickel Boys. Frances Morrison Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BLADES VS VICTORIA ROYALS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE Guest-speaker is Darrin Qualman (author of Civilization Critical: Energy, Food, Nature and the Future). His talk is titled “Sustainability: Energy & Materials Flows in Human and Natural Systems”. Winston’s Pub (downstairs), 7:30-9 p.m. Free.

WRITE ON See Tuesday 21.

Wednesday 29

REASONABLE DOUBT Opening Night. See Ongoing.

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS SERIES WEBINAR Shirley Bartz (Nature Saskatchewan) “Plovers On Shore: How Landowners are Conserving Endangered Piping Plovers in Saskatchewan”. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

COFFEE WITH YOUR COUNCILLOR This event is hosted by ward 8 councillor Sarina Gersher. Mystic Java, 6-8 p.m.

7 NIGHTS OF HISTORY Jim Handy discusses “Generals, Guerrillas and Cartels: State Collapse in Guatemala”. Hosted by USask History department. Hose & Hydrant, 6:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

MENTAL HEALTH: IT’S TIME TO TALK Launch for a book by Allan Kehler which looks at mental health challenges men face. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

DIAVOLO: ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION Live presentation of a futuristic new work by the L.A.-based company that first attracted attention on America’s Got Talent. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN PERENNIAL SOCIETY Rob Crosby discusses Boffins Garden at Innovation Place. Emmanuel Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskperennial.ca.

PUB STUMPERS TRIVIA This event is open to individuals and teams of up to six. Amigos Cantina, 8 p.m. See amigoscantina.com.

Thursday 30

PLANET S: NEW ISSUE DAY

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Opening Day. See Ongoing.

ERA OF RECONCILIATION LECTURE SERIES Susan Rowley discusses “Repatriation and Museums: Changing Landscapes”. Hosted by USask Archaeology and Anthropology. 102 Arts Building, 4-6 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

JANUARY 2020 MINGLER This social gathering is hosted by Saskatoon Women’s Network. Montana’s (Blairemore), 5:30-7:30 p.m. See swnsaskatoon.com.

WRITE OUT LOUD Spoken word slam for artists aged 12-22. Presented in partnership with Tonight It’s Poetry. Frances Morrison Library, sign up at 6 p.m., slam until 8:45 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SEEKING STOKE Screening of short adventure films about women skiing in exotic locations. Coors Event Centre, doors at 6 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

NATIONAL FRENCH THEATRE: SCAPIN THE SCHEMER This is a broadcast of a new version of Moliere’s 1671 play about two young men who resist romantic plans their fathers have for them. French with English subtitles. Scotiabank Theatre, 6:30 p.m. See cineplex.com.

TANIS MACDONALD: MOBILE: POEMS Launch for a book of poems examining issues of urban life and citizenship for women. Guest reader is Valerie Korinek. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

LET’S GET KNOTTY See Thursday 16.

WEST COAST SWING See Thursday 16.

Friday 31

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GAMES This two-day track and field competition is sanctioned by Saskatchewan Athletics. Saskatoon Field House, Jan. 31-Feb. 1. See kofcgames.ca.

GOLD BROOM TOURNAMENT This weekend tournament is a sanctioned Saskatchewan Broomball Association event. Harold Latrace Arena, Jan. 31-Feb. 2. See saskbroomball.ca.

JUST EAT IT Screening of a documentary about food waste. Leslie & Irene Dubé Theatre (University of Saskatchewan), 1:45 p.m. Free admission.

FRIDAYS AT TWO Volker Gerdts discusses New Vaccines: Why & How. Frances Morrison Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

ERA OF RECONCILIATION The topic of this USask Archaeology and Anthropology panel discussion is “Repatriation in an Era of Reconciliation”. Gordon Oakes Red Bear Centre, 2:30-4 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

WILD GAME DINNER This annual dinner is hosted by Saskatoon Wildlife Federation, with proceeds to support wildlife conservation. Saskatoon Wildlife Federation (Range Rd 3050), reception at 5:30 p.m. See saskatoonwildlifefederation.com.

IMAGINATIONSCAPES 2D NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP This workshop is led by fibre artist Kara Perpelitz. Hosted by Creative Haven YXE. 96 33rd St. E., 6-9 p.m. See creativehavenyxe.ca.

HUSKIES VS UBC OKANAGAN HEAT Canada West basketball. Physical Activity Complex, women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

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

LEGAL FOLLIES Proceeds from this annual showcase of law student talent go to Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City (CLASSIC). Broadway Theatre, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, time t.b.a.

JIM GAFFIGAN: THE PALE TOURIST Live performance by the American comic. SaskTel Centre, 8 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

YUK YUK’S COMEDY Guest comics are Marito Lopez and Brad Semotiuk. Park Town Hotel, show at 9 p.m. See parktownhotel.com.

WALK-IN COUNSELLING See Friday 17.

Saturday 1

GONE WILD FOR WILDLIFE This family-friendly event involves displays, presentations, a silent auction and other wildlife-themed activities. Includes meet ‘n’ greets with some species. Hosted by Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan. German Cultural Centre, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See wrsos.org.

METROPOLITAN OPERA: PORGY AND BESS This remount of George and Ira Gershwin’s 1935 folk opera is directed by James Robinson. Scotiabank Theatre, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

WINTER TWIGS AND BUDS This outdoor field trip to study trees and shrubs in their winter state is hosted by Saskatoon Nature Society. Departs from Western Development Museum, 1-3 p.m. See saskatoonnature.org.

TOURNOI CURLING TOURNAMENT This bilingual bonspiel is hosted by Federation des Francophones de Saskatoon. Granite Curling Club, 2 p.m. See francosaskatoon.ca.

BOOK CLUB Today: Candace Savage A Geography of Blood. Carlyle King Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SWINGING WITH THE STARS After weeks of lessons and practice, eight local celebrities strap on their dance shoes for real at this 1920s-themed charity gala and dinner. Proceeds go to Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation. TCU Place, reception at 5 p.m. See swtsevents.com.

BLADES VS LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

HUSKIES VS UBC OKANAGAN HEAT Canada West basketball. Physical Activity Complex, women’s game at 5 p.m., men’s game at 7 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

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

HEROIAM SLAVA: GLORY TO THE HEROES This live dance performance inspired by losses suffered by Ukraine in its recent battle to defend its territory against Russia is presented by Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Society. Lakeview United Church, 7 p.m. See tryzub.ca.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY See Saturday 18.

Sunday 2

HERITAGE FESTIVAL OF SASKATOON This annual celebration of heritage and culture features exhibits, activities and demonstrations. Western Development Museum, noon-5 p.m. See heritagefestivalofsaskatoon.com.

SNOWDRIFT FUNDRAISER This event includes three floors of food and dessert prepared by Saskatoon chefs. Proceeds support Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op. Drift Sidewalk Café and Vista Lounge, 6:30 p.m.

ALL MY SONS See Saturday 18.


Ongoing

EVERY BRILLIANT THING Written by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe, this drama sees a woman (Jenna-Lee Hyde) wrestle with challenges from her childhood when her parents went through a difficult time in their relationship. Presented by Burnt Thicket Theatre as part of Winterruption. The Refinery, Jan. 23, 24 and 26 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 25 at 2 and 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

REASONABLE DOUBT This is the premiere of a documentary play by Joel Bernbaum, Lancelot Knight and Yvette Nolan that concerns the events surrounding the death of Colten Boushie and the fallout in Saskatchewan following the not guilty verdict. Each performance will be followed by a post-show conversation hosted by Lyndon J. Linklater and other community leaders. Rawlco Radio Hall, Jan. 29-Feb. 12. See persephonetheatre.org.

THE WOLVES This drama by Sarah DeLappe was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2017. The action centres on a girls indoor soccer team as they learn to work together and relate to the world around them. Produced by EvilStick Productions/littleBIG Theatre. Presented by Live Five Independent Theatre. The Refinery, Jan. 16-18 at 8 p.m., Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. See livefive.ca.

SASKATOON CITY BONSPIEL This curling competition features top men’s and women’s teams in Saskatoon and area, with games at the CN, Granite, Nutana and Sutherland clubs. Jan. 23-26. See curlsaskatoon.ca.

NUTRIEN WINTERSHINES FESTIVAL This week-long festival features an opening night light show, monster bike race, snow park, large igloo, ice sculpture garden, chef soup cook-off, Meewasin Valley winter vignette and more. The 2020 theme is Celebrating Chinese Culture & Heritage. Jan. 25-Feb. 2. See nutrienwintershines.ca.

CAMECO MEEWASIN SKATING RINK Free public skating until spring melt. On Jan. 18 Ganbatte is hosting a cosplay skating party, and on Jan. 25 there will be a family-friendly skating party from noon-4 p.m. Kiwanis Memorial Park. See meewasin.com.

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