Friday Sept. 24

ART NOW 2021 This annual showcase of contemporary visual art is hosted by Saskatchewan commercial galleries, and features work by emerging and established Canadian artists. The fair is online this year, and participating galleries will also host shows in their own spaces. The fair runs Sept. 16 – 26. See artnow.ca

NATIONAL FOREST WEEK To mark the week, the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Areas Inc. is hosting several talks, tours and webinars of forests and wildlife from Sept. 18 – 26. ecofriendlysask.ca

USASK HUSKIES VS LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORMS Canada West men’s soccer. Griffith Stadium in Nutrien Park, 5 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca

USASK HUSKIES VS UREGINA COUGARS Canada West women’s soccer. Griffith Stadium in Nutrien Park, 7:15 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca

TALES OF GOOD AND EVIL This light and sound show is presented by Saskatchewan Theatre Design Festival in partnership with Nuit Blanche. Participating artists are Barrett M. Ross (sound) and Carla Orosz (lighting), Gilles Zolty (sound) and Byron Hnatuk (lighting), Lenore Maier (sound) and David Granger (lighting) and tBone (sound) and SightLines Design (lighting). The Refinery, 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 25 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. See ontheboards.ca

NUIT BLANCHE EVE This one-night show of augmented reality sculptures by 12 USask art students is a prelude to Nuit Blanche on Sept. 25. The works are viewed through your mobile device. University of Saskatchewan, starts at dusk. See nuitblanchesaskatoon.ca

Music

GRAND OLD OPRY “ZOOMER STYLE” presented by Saskatoon Council on Aging with judge Jay Semko and special guest “Minnie Pearl” at Western Development Museum, doors at 5 p.m. Ticket deadline is Sept. 17. See scoa.ca or call 306-652-2255.

THE LOCAL GROUP at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca

DILLYBAT at Vizzy Stage (Coors Event Centre), doors at 7 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com

THE 100TH MERIDIAN at Capitol Music Club, 9 p.m.

BACK TO THE ’80S at Buds on Broadway, 10 p.m. See buds.dudaone.com

Saturday Sept. 25

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET This market is at 2600 Koyl Ave., and runs Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com

ART NOW 2021 This annual showcase of contemporary visual art is hosted by Saskatchewan commercial galleries, and features work by emerging and established Canadian artists. The fair is online this year, and participating galleries will also host shows in their own spaces. The fair runs Sept. 16 – 26. See artnow.ca

NATIONAL FOREST WEEK To mark the week, the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Areas Inc. is hosting several talks, tours and webinars of forests and wildlife from Sept. 18 – 26. ecofriendlysask.ca

GLOBAL BIOTECH WEEK This annual celebration of biotech research and commercial application runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, and features a mix of in-person and virtual events including a collaboration with Nuit Blanche (Sept. 25), video challenge (Sept. 28), start-up podcast (Sept. 29) and trivia night (Oct. 1). See globalbiotechweeksask.ca

FUNERAL ADVISORY AND MEMORIAL SOCIETY OF SASKATCHEWAN The public is invited to attend two presentations: one on the legalities, rights and options surrounding funeral planning; the other on the laws and process around medical assistance in dying. Mayfair United Church (902 – 33rd St. W.), 2 p.m. See famss.ca

NUIT BLANCHE This seventh annual nocturnal arts festival is concentrated in the Riversdale, Downtown and Broadway neighbourhoods and includes art installations, performances, projections and more. To get details on the artists involved see nuitblanchesaskatoon.ca

USASK HUSKIES VS LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORMS Canada West men’s soccer. Griffith Stadium in Nutrien Park, 7 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca

SASKATOON BLADES VS PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS WHL pre-season hockey. Warman, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com

Music

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

OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION This debut concert by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra will have in-person attendance and will also be livestreamed. Guest conductor is Leslie Dala, guest artist is Danika Loren (soprano), and the program features music from Bizet’s Carmen. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. On Sept. 21, there will be an in-person talk about the concert at McNally Robinson at 7 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org 

THE LOCAL GROUP at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca

HATTIE at Vizzy Stage (Coors Event Centre), doors at 7 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com

BACK TO THE ’80S at Buds on Broadway, 10 p.m. See buds.dudaone.com

Sunday Sept. 26

SASKATOON HILLTOPS VS WINNIPEG RIFLES SMF Field, 1 p.m. See saskatoonhilltops.com

CHARGED UP This first-ever Saskatoon electric vehicle show is organized by SASK EV. It includes presentations, vendor displays, test drives and a children’s area. TCU Place, time t.b.a. See saskev.ca.

SASKATOON AIDS WALK This in-person event is co-hosted by OUTSaskatoon, Prairie Harm Reduction and Saskatoon Sexual Health. Start point Roxy Theatre, 1 p.m. See yxeaidswalk.ca

A BIO BLITZ ECOQUEST This outdoor eco-friendly gathering switches between the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park. Starts at 2 p.m. See stbarbebaker.wordpress.com

Music

SUNDAY NIGHT JAM at Buds on Broadway, 8 – 11:30 p.m.

Monday Sept. 27

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

GLOBAL BIOTECH WEEK This annual celebration of biotech research and commercial application runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, and features a mix of in-person and virtual events including a collaboration with Nuit Blanche (Sept. 25), video challenge (Sept. 28), start-up podcast (Sept. 29) and trivia night (Oct. 1). See globalbiotechweeksask.ca

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

RAINBOW-ISH TEEN BOOK CLUB This online event is geared to LBGTQ+ teens and allies. Today: Cat Clarke The Pants Project. Runs 4 – 5 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca

LUTHER LECTURE Guest lecturer for this online event is Azza Karam (Secretary General for Religions for Peace), and her talk is titled “Religions and the Pandemic: Sobering or Hopeful?” Starts at 7 p.m. See uregina.ca

Music

SEVEN MILE SUN at Vizzy Stage (Coors Event Centre), doors at 7 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com

Tuesday Sept. 28

WOMEN ARTISTS IN HISTORY This two-part online course is presented by URegina Centre for Continuing Education, and is open to people 18+. Today and Oct. 5 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. See uregina.ca/cce

GLOBAL BIOTECH WEEK This annual celebration of biotech research and commercial application runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, and features a mix of in-person and virtual events including a collaboration with Nuit Blanche (Sept. 25), video challenge (Sept. 28), start-up podcast (Sept. 29) and trivia night (Oct. 1). See globalbiotechweeksask.ca

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE Guest speaker for this online event is Kate Congreves (USask College of Agriculture and Bioresources). Her talk is titled “Balancing Acts for a Sustainable Food Future”. Co-presented with Global Biotech Week. Runs 7:30 – 9 p.m. Register at globalbiotechweeksask.ca

Wednesday Sept. 29

GLOBAL BIOTECH WEEK This annual celebration of biotech research and commercial application runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, and features a mix of in-person and virtual events including a collaboration with Nuit Blanche (Sept. 25), video challenge (Sept. 28), start-up podcast (Sept. 29) and trivia night (Oct. 1). See globalbiotechweeksask.ca

SHERI BENNING: FIELD REQUIEM This online launch for a new book of poetry which looks at the harmful impact of corporate agriculture on the environment and rural communities includes a reading and conversation between Benning and fellow poet Karen Solie. Starts at noon. Register here

ASTRONOMY: UNDERSTANDING THE AUTUMN SKY This eight-part online course is presented by URegina Lifelong Learning Centre, and is open to people 18+. Sessions run Wednesdays from Sept. 29 – Nov. 17 from 7 – 8 p.m. See uregina.ca/cce

CONTEMPORARY POETRIES WORKSHOP This online workshop is lead by SPL writer-in-residence Di Brandt. Runs 7 – 9 p.m. Register at saskatoonlibrary.ca

PUB STUMPERS TRIVIA at Amigos Cantina, 8 p.m. See amigoscantina.ca

Music

SMOKE WAGON at Buds on Broadway, 9 p.m. See buds.dudaone.com

Thursday Sept. 30

GLOBAL BIOTECH WEEK This annual celebration of biotech research and commercial application runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, and features a mix of in-person and virtual events including a collaboration with Nuit Blanche (Sept. 25), video challenge (Sept. 28), start-up podcast (Sept. 29) and trivia night (Oct. 1). See globalbiotechweeksask.ca

SHEEP GRAZING DEMO This outdoor demo on using sheep to control invasive plant species is hosted by Meewasin Valley Authority. The demos are at the NE Swale and Beaver Creek Conservation Area on different days from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. See meewasin.com

NAUGHTY BY NATURE This adults-only outdoor event is hosted by Meewasin Valley Authority, and includes food, drink and an after-dark tour of Beaver Creek Conservation Area. Runs 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. See meewasin.com

SCHOLAR’S TRIVIA This pub trivia event is open to people 19+. The Thirsty Scholar, 7 – 9 p.m. See thirstyscholaryxe.ca

Music

EVERY CHILD MATTERS CONCERT presented by Saskatoon Tribal Council to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with Gord Bamford, Charlie Major and George Canyon at SaskTel Centre, show at 7:30 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com

ROCK FOR RECONCILIATION presented in partnership with Whitecap Dakota First Nation with MC is Lyndon J Linklater and music by Memory of a Night, Night Switch, Afterglow and W3APONS at Capitol Music Club, 7:30 p.m.

TRAVERSÉES This live performance features the music ensemble Constantinople, and celebrates the idea of being a pilgrim and visiting places real and imagined. Persephone Theatre (Main Stage), 7:30 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org

THE NORTH SOUND (album release for As the Stars Explode) with Gunner & Smith at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca 

SMOKE WAGON at Buds on Broadway, 9 p.m. See buds.dudaone.com

Friday October 1

DIS DANCES THE EXPLORER This outdoor performance is presented by Free Flow Dance Company, and takes the form of a journey through Kiwanis Park in search of the mysterious Kiwanis cryptid. Gather at the Spadina and 24th St. entrance to the park at 5:45 p.m. Runs Oct. 1- 3. See freeflowdance.com 

[ TITLE OF SHOW ] This live performance, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and story by Hunter Bell, sees two people, with the help of two friends, try to write a musical in one week to perform at a festival. Presented by Ppl r Ppl Productions. Remai Arts Centre (Backstage Stage), Oct. 1 at 8 p.m., Oct. 2 at 2 and 8 p.m., Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org 

GLOBAL BIOTECH WEEK This annual celebration of biotech research and commercial application runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, and features a mix of in-person and virtual events including a collaboration with Nuit Blanche (Sept. 25), video challenge (Sept. 28), start-up podcast (Sept. 29) and trivia night (Oct. 1). See globalbiotechweeksask.ca

SHEEP GRAZING DEMO This outdoor demo on using sheep to control invasive plant species is hosted by Meewasin Valley Authority. The demos are at the NE Swale and Beaver Creek Conservation Area on different days from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. See meewasin.com

USASK HUSKIES VS WINNIPEG WESMEN Canada West women’s soccer. Griffith Stadium in Nutrien Park, 7 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca

Music

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