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Thursday Nov 19

THE PORTRAIT PROJECT Opening Day. See Ongoing.

THURSDAY TRIVIA This weekly event is open to individuals and teams. The Thirsty Scholar, 7 p.m. See rebrand.ly/scholarstrivia.

Friday Nov 20

BHP ENCHANTED FOREST Opening Night. See Ongoing.

EVERYTHING BUT LITERATURE: ROMANTIC POETRY AND THE LIMITS OF COMEDY’S PROVOCATIVE FORMS This online talk by Carmen Mathes is presented by URegina English department. Runs 3:30-4:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

SOUND OF METAL This film by Darius Marder sees a hard rock musician struggle with issues of deafness and addiction. Roxy Theatre, Nov. 20-22. See rainbowcinemas.ca.

Saturday Nov 21

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET This market is at 2604 Koyl Ave., and runs Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.

Sunday Nov 22

SANTA CLAUS (VIRTUAL!) PARADE This annual holiday tradition starts at 1 p.m. and can be accessed via cable TV or online at saskatoonsantaparade.com. See dtnyxe.ca.

EMBRACING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS: BRINGING LIFE TO THE U.N. DECLARATION ON RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES This two-part online discussion is presented by KAIROS Prairies North. The sessions run today from 3-4:30 p.m., and Nov. 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. See kairoscanada.org.

TONIGHT IT’S POETRY Covid safety protocols will be in place for this open mic. Amigos Cantina, 8 p.m.

Monday Nov 23

SASKATOON FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL Opening Day. See Ongoing.

Tuesday Nov 24

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS SERIES WEBINAR Nicola Koper (Resources Institute, University of Manitoba) “Effects of oil development and anthropogenic noise on grassland songbirds in Canada”. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

BOOK TALK This online event is hosted by Royal Saskatchewan Museum as part of Dinovember. It features a discussion with paleontologist W. Scott Persons on his new book Mega-Rex: A Tyrannosaurus Named Scotty. Runs 4:30-5 p.m. See royalsaskmuseum.ca.

NSBA BUSINESS BUILDER AWARDS This annual salute to local business excellence with awards in 14 categories will be conducted with Covid safety protocols in place. Presented by Nutrien, with host comic Kelly Taylor. Prairieland Park, 5-9 p.m. See nsbasask.com.

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES This online event is co-sponsored by Saskatchewan Environmental Society and Saskatoon Public Library. Tonight’s speaker: Branimir Gjetvaj discusses “Action For Climate: Supporting Natural Ecosystems”. Start time 7 p.m. Register at saskatoonlibrary.ca.

HOUSE PLANTS Two-hour online class on good options for plants to grow indoors in winter. Instructor Lyndon Penner. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Start time 7 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Wednesday Nov 25

TOUGH GUISE: MASCULINITIES AND VIOLENCE IN MEDIA AND REAL LIFE Online discussion with Jackson Katz on negative cultural factors that shape masculinity and contribute to gender violence. Presented by Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation. Start time noon. See saskcic.org.

CULTIVATING TRUST This online conference is hosted by Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan. Guest speakers include Timothy Caulfield (Infodemic: Is Misinformation Killing Us?) and Frank Mitloehner (Rethinking Methane: The Path to Climate Neutrality for Animal Agriculture). Runs 1-4:30 p.m. See farmfoodcaresk.org.

MARIE POWELL: WATER SIGHT This online launch for book two in the Last of the Gifted series includes an author reading and discussion. Start time 2 p.m. Get details here.

RAINBOW-ISH TEEN BOOK CLUB This online event is geared to LBGTQ+ teens and allies. Tonight’s book: Mackenzi Lee The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Start time 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CBA TOASTMASTERS This weekly meeting offers people a chance to improve their speaking skills and receive constructive feedback from their peers. Grosvenor Park United Church, 7-8:45 p.m.

CROSSING CURRENTS This online event is hosted by URegina Theatre Department, and features a discussion between host Kris Alvarez and guests Rania Al Harthi and Aren Okemaysim on “Activating Change, In Your Own Skin”. Start time 7:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

Thursday Nov 26

PROJECT WILD/BELOW ZERO WORKSHOP This two-part online workshop is geared to educators interested in outdoor play and nature education. Today 7-9 p.m., and Dec. 3 from 7-9 p.m. See saskoutdoors.org.

THURSDAY TRIVIA See Thursday 19.

Friday Nov 27

NSBA CLUB CONNECT Guest speaker Milton Taylor (Imagery Photography) discusses “From Negatives to Positives. Managing the Digital Evolution”. Saskatoon Club, 7:10 a.m. See nsbasask.com.

INFO SESSION FOR WOMEN & GENDER MINORITIES This online session is presented by FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) and is open to women and gender minority artists. Runs 5:30-8:30 p.m. See saskmusic.org.

STARDUST This Gabriel Range film tells the story of David Bowie’s first visit to the United States in 1971 and the creation of his iconic character Ziggy Stardust. Roxy Theatre, Nov. 27-29. See rainbowcinemas.ca.

Saturday Nov 28

SASKATCHEWAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS This seventh annual salute to independent film will be held online this year. It includes awards in six categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Student Film, Best Acting, Best Web Series and Audience Choice. Hosted by Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative. Runs 7-9 p.m. Get more information here.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday 21.

Sunday Nov 29

SUM THEATRE: THE LAST SUNDAY The local theatre company presents a free performance inspired by stories and events that made headlines this month. Broadway Theatre, plus live online at 7 p.m. See sumtheatre.com.

Monday Nov 30

CITY COUNCIL MEETING Regular business at 1 p.m., public hearing at 6 p.m. City Hall. See saskatoon.ca.

Tuesday Dec 1

THE FREDEEN LECTURE This online talk is hosted by Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, and features Shylah Wolfe (Local Food and Farm Co-operative) discussing public policy and co-op governance with a focus on multi-stakeholder co-ops. Runs 3-4:30 p.m. Register at schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca.

ARMCHAIR GARDENER: THE GREAT GARDENS OF BRITAIN Two-hour online tour of several famous British gardens with guide Sara Williams. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Start time 7 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Wednesday Dec 2

CBA TOASTMASTERS See Wednesday 25.

Thursday Dec 3

SASKATOON SLIDE SHOWS This online event features a local historian sharing slides from the library’s photo archive. Today’s topic: city restaurants from the past 100 years. Start time 4 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

THURSDAY TRIVIA See Thursday 19.

Friday Dec 4

LA VIE APRÈS LE HOCKEY Opening Night. See Ongoing.

Saturday Dec 5

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday 21.

Sunday Dec 6

YOUNG NATURALISTS’ PAPER-MAKING WORKSHOP Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, 1-3 p.m. Pre-register at saskatoonnaturekids@gmail.com.

VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH Online launch for Marion Mutala’s new anthology Baba’s Babushka: Magical Ukrainian Adventures. Start time 2 p.m. See babasbabushka.ca.

Tuesday Dec 8

SWN LUNCHEON This Saskatoon Women’s Network event will be held online. Guest-speaker is t.b.a. Start time is noon. Register at swnsaskatoon.com.

CHRISTMAS PLANTS Two-hour online class on flowers and fruits such as poinsettias, mistletoe, holly and Xmas cactus associated with the season. Instructor Lyndon Penner. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Start time 7 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Wednesday Dec 9

HERITAGE WORKSHOPS The Saskatchewan government’s Heritage Conservation Branch is hosting two free online workshops on heritage properties. Statement of Significance is covered today from 1:30-3:30 p.m., while Heritage Standards and Guidelines is Dec. 10 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Contact 306-787-2817 or historic.places@gov.sk.ca to pre-register.

DIMENSIONS IN DIVERSITY The topic of this online talk by Francisco Rios is oppression. Runs 4-5:30 p.m. Register at artsandscience.usask.ca.

CHRISTMAS PRESENCE To get people in the Christmas spirit, Burnt Thicket Theatre is presenting a livestream presentation of songs and readings inspired by the nativity. Start time 7:30 p.m. See burntthicket.com.

CBA TOASTMASTERS See Wednesday 25.

Thursday 10

VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT This family-friendly online event is hosted by Canada Learning Code. Runs from 6:30-8 p.m. Get more information here.

WRITERS’ OPEN MIC NIGHT This online event features Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Bruce Rice. Start time 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Saturday 12

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday 21.


Ongoing

SASKATOON FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL This annual film festival returns for 2020 with Covid safety precautions in place. Depending on the date, there are daytime, evening and midnight screenings of feature and short films. Broadway Theatre, Nov. 23-28. See skfilmfest.com.

LA VIE APRÈS LE HOCKEY Live performance of a play by Kenneth Brown about a grown man with a wife and children who has had a life-long passion for hockey. Presented by La Troupe du Jour. Dec. 4-23, with shows at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. See latroupedujour.ca.

BHP ENCHANTED FOREST The theme of this year’s drive-through holiday light display is Christmas Staycation. Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, 5:30-10 p.m. Until Jan. 9. See enchanted-forest.org.

WINTERGREEN Because of Covid-19 restrictions, this annual juried show and sale has moved online for 2020. But it will still feature the same great mix of craft artists from across Saskatchewan. Wintergreen is hosted by Saskatchewan Craft Council, and runs until Dec. 12. See saskcraftcouncil.org.

DELFT BLUE To mark Remembrance Day, Burnt Thicket Theatre presented an online reading of this play by Andrew Kooman on Nov. 11. The play is set in Holland in the early days of World War II, and sees a Dutch family try to survive Nazi occupation.  The reading is available to view until Nov. 30. See burntthicket.com.

WILD CARD MOVEMENT As winter closes in KSMB Dance Company is hosting several outdoor dance/movement events which feature a mix of performance and community participation. The events are at City Hall Plaza (Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4 and 11 from 7-7:30 p.m.); Optimist Park [Ave. K and 18 St.] (Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6 and 13 from 1-2:30 p.m.); and Buena Vista Park [6th St. and Melrose Ave.] (Nov. 24, Dec. 1 and 8 from 5-6 p.m.) E-mail ksambdance@gmail.com for more information.

THE PORTRAIT PROJECT With live performances on hold because of Covid-19, the URegina Theatre and Film departments have teamed up to create a series of monologues and short films based on 13 portrait paintings taken from art history. The project will be live-streamed on Nov. 19, and the monologues and films will be available for viewing after that on YouTube. See portraitproject.ca.

COVID-19 DRIVE THROUGH TEST No doctor referral is required at this province-run facility. 3630 Thatcher Ave., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon-7:15 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. See saskatchewan.ca/re-open.

FUTURE CITIES CANADA: #UNEXPECTEDSOLUTIONS This online event will bring together urban thought leaders, private and public-sector innovators and civic officials to discuss strategies for building sustainable and resilient communities in the 21st century. There are 40-plus free virtual sessions until Nov. 26. See futurecitiescanada.ca.

SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC This queer and trans positive clinic runs Monday to Friday and provides free STI testing, rapid HIV testing, pap tests and birth control. Co-hosted by OUTSaskatoon and Saskatoon Sexual Health. Please pre-book your appointment at 306-244-7989. OUTSaskatoon also offers social and support groups for people who identify with different communities on the gender spectrum. See outsaskatoon.ca.

SASKATOON MAKERSPACE This local organization offers a range of workshops each month offering the opportunity to learn different skills including embroidery, adobe illustrator, 3D printing, woodwork, welding and more. To register visit saskatoonmakerspace.com.