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Thursday 10

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

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

BOOK CLUB Today’s book: Tembi Locke From Scratch. Cliff Wright Library, 7 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, 7-9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LEARNING DISABILITIES PRESENTATION SERIES This series is co-presented with Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan to mark Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. Tonight’s topic: Adult Education. Freda Ahenakew Library, 7-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

AN EVENING WITH CAROL ROSE GOLDENEAGLE & GLORIA MEHLMANN This event features launches of books by the two Indigenous authors: Bone Black and Adam’s Tree. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.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 11

NSBA CLUB CONNECT Guest speaker is Grant Douziech (Apex Performance Consultants) who will discuss “Talent Management for Business Success”. Saskatoon Club, 7:10 a.m. See nsbasask.com.

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

AN AFTERNOON OF LOCAL HISTORY Guest-speakers will discuss ways city residents have entertained themselves over the decades. Frances Morrison Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

HUSKIES VS REGINA COUGARS Canada West women’s soccer. Field 7 in Nutrien Park, 2 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

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

PHILOSOPHY IN THE COMMUNITY Tate Williams discusses “A Defense of Belief Without Evidence”. The Refinery, 7 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

CORNUCOPIA AT THE CONCORDIA This social dance is hosted by University of Saskatchewan Ballroom Dancing Club. German Cultural Centre, dance from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. See uofsbdc.com.

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.

WORLD OF DANCE Live dance performance featuring The Kings and other dance crews. TCU Place, 8:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Saturday 12

NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN CHESS TOURNAMENT This weekend competition is hosted by Bridge City Chess Club. Confederation Inn, Oct. 12-14. See bridgecitychess.wordpress.com.

AUTUMN CRAFT & ARTISAN SHOW Showcase of work by local artisans. Lakeview Church, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

METROPOLITAN OPERA: TURANDOT Franco Zefferelli is the director on this production of Puccini’s opera about an icy Chinese princess resists all suitors. Scotiabank Theatre, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

BATS & YOU This presentation by USask Veterinary Medicine professor Vikram Misra is appropriate for children 8-12. Rusty Macdonald Library, 2-2:45 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DARK MARKET This market is hosted by local creators and vendors who specialize in horror, occult, supernatural, antiques and other oddities. Capitol Music Club, VIP access from 3-4:30 p.m., general admission from 6-11 p.m.

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

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

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

UPTOWN STOMP Social dance hosted by Saskatoon Lindy Hop. 224 25th St. W., beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., social dancing at 8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca.

Sunday 13

HILLTOPS VS EDMONTON WILDCATS The Hilltops close out the season with a game against the Wildcats, who they might well host again in a PFC semi-final on Oct. 20. SMF Field, 1 p.m. See saskatoonhilltops.com.

Monday 14

WOODLAWN CEMETERY BIRD WALK This Thanksgiving Day walk is lead by Robert Johanson. Woodlawn Cemetery, 9:30-11:30 a.m. See saskatoonnature.org.

Tuesday 15

RUTH CUTHAND: BEAD HIVES During her residency at School of Public Health, the Saskatchewan Indigenous artist will host beading sessions on Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wednesdays from noon-4 p.m. Room E2100, until Dec. 18. See usask.ca.

POTLUCK NIGHT This social gathering includes a discussion on food sovereignty by Priscilla Settee. Gordon Oakes Red Bear Centre, 5-7 p.m. See usask.ca.

WRITE ON These weekly drop-in sessions for local writers are presented in partnership with Saskatoon Writers’ Collective. Tonight from 6:30-9 p.m. at J.S. Wood Library, and Oct. 16 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Frances Morrison Library. See saskatoonlibrary.ca

LEARNING DISABILITIES SERIES Today’s topic: Job & Interview Strategies. Freda Ahenakew Library, 7-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES Hilary Carlson and Kristin Bruce discuss “Local Focus on Our Developing Climate Reality”. Co-presented with Saskatchewan Environmental Society. Frances Morrison Library, 7-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MUSIC TALK Music director Eric Paetkau and executive director Mark Turner discuss the Oct. 19 Master’s Concert The Planets. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Wednesday 16

I LOST MY HUSBAND! Opening Night. See Ongoing.

WICIHITOWIN INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE This event provides an opportunity for community organizations, government and business to learn about respectful engagement and reconciliation with Indigenous people. TCU Place, Oct. 16-17. See wicihitowin.ca.

MAMMOTH BOOK SALE This two-day sale is hosted by Canadian Federation of University Women with proceeds to support a scholarship fund. German Cultural Centre, Oct. 16-17 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

TARDIS: TIME & RELATIVE DIMENSIONS IN STORIES Guest speaker is Saskatoon writer-in-residence is Edward Willett. Carlyle King Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CELEBRATING 35 YEARS The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives hosts a panel discussion “All for One and One for All? The Future of Cooperation in Co-op Federations” with guests Marc-André Pigeon, Murray Fulton, Dionne Pohler and Brett Fairbairn. Melissa Hoover will also deliver a keynote titled “The Future of Co-operatives in North America”. Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Place, 3-6:30 p.m. Pre-register by Oct. 15 at schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca.

TIMLIN LECTURE Guest speaker Mark A. Drumbl (Washington & Lee University, School of Law) will discuss “Youth, War, and Violence: Reimagining Child Soldiers.” Neatby-Timlin Theatre, 5-6:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

BOOK CLUB Today’s book: Sharon Butula Season of Fury and Wonder. Alice Turner Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BELINDA BETKER: PHASES Launch for a new book of poetry by a prairie artist. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

RIVER VOLTA READING SERIES This event includes readings by Arthur Slade and Sarah Ens, followed by an open mic. D’Lish by Tish Café, 7 p.m.

GIVE A SH*! ABOUT HUMAN WASTE ON THE CHURCHILL RIVER This panel discussion on exploring the wilderness in a responsible way is hosted by Saskatchewan Trails Association. Outter Limits (630 Broadway Ave.), 7 p.m.

LITERATURE MATTERS Doug Thorpe discusses “Burning Words: Cases from the History of Text-Burning”. Grace Westminster Church, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

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

Thursday 17

MY LITTLE PLASTIC JESUS Opening Night. See Ongoing.

BOOK CLUB Today’s book: Oprah Winfrey The Path Made Clear. Round Prairie Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LEARNING DISABILITIES SERIES Today’s topic: ADHD: Not Just for Kids. Frances Morrison Library, 7-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

AN EVENING WITH JESSE THISTLE The author discusses his memoir From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way with Robert Alexander Innes. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM This production of Shakespeare’s famous romantic comedy set in an enchanted forest was filmed at Globe Theatre in London. Scotiabank Theatre, 7 p.m., with a second screening Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

PHANTASM One-night exhibition of prints by Saskatoon artist Sydney McRae. Flint Saloon, 7 p.m.

LET’S GET KNOTTY See Thursday 10.

WEST COAST SWING See Thursday 10.

Friday 18

SASKATCHEWAN DESIGN WEEK Opening Day. See Ongoing.

SHOWCASE 2019 This Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils showcase includes performing arts, visual art exhibits and concerts, along with workshops and a trade show. Host hotel is Saskatoon Inn, and the arts venues are Broadway Theatre and Remai Modern. Oct. 18-20. See osac.ca.

ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP This two-day public outreach event features presentations by science researchers and local non-profit organizations on various aspects of human/animal relationships. Hosted by University of Saskatchewan. Holiday Inn (Saskatoon East), Oct. 18-19. See vpresearch.usask.ca.

AUTISM AWARENESS This two-day conference features speakers Amy Buie (Rage to Reason: Behavioral Intervention for the Treatment of Explosive Behavior in Children with Emotional Disorders) and Jennifer Schmidt (Please, Tell Me… Helping Individuals with Autism Decode the World through Evidence Based Practices). TCU Place, Oct. 18-19. See autismawarenesscentre.com.

LUNCHEON EN VOGUE This luncheon includes a silent auction and fashion show and is a fundraiser for Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre. TCU Place, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. See ssaic.ca.

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

AUTUMN IN SHERWOOD PARK Guest-speaker Ryan Bradshaw discusses an artist retreat taken last fall. Frances Morrison Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

PRAIRIE POURS Showcase of craft beer, cider, liquor and wine by local producers. Glen at Crossmount, 5-10 p.m. See theglenatcrossmount.ca.

SASKATOON PAINTERS CLUB Annual show and sale of work by local artists. Grace Westminster Church, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 20 from noon-4 p.m.

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

HOLODOMOR IN UKRAINE 1932-1933, THE GENOCIDAL FAMINE This launch for a new book by Valentina Kuryliw is presented by Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Saskatchewan, University of Saskatchewan Ukrainian Students’ Association and Saskatchewan Teachers of Ukrainian. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

THE JOURNEY Live performance of two contemporary dance works: Non Nobis Solum and Moments of Tangency. Presented by Free Flow Dance. The Refinery, Oct. 18-19 at 8 p.m., Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. See ontheboards.ca.

YUK YUK’S COMEDY Guest comics are Scott Belford and Danny Knight. Park Town Hotel, show at 9 p.m. See parktownhotel.com.

Saturday 19

MODEL RAILROAD: SWAP MEET This swap is hosted by Prairie Rail Workshop. Cosmo Civic Centre, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See prairierailworkshop.com.

SASKCUP CYCLOCROSS #5 Outdoor bike race. Victoria Park, noon-6 p.m. See cycledelia.ca.

BARCAMP SASKATOON This event features short presentations by people involved in the tech industry. Innovation Place, 12:30-8 p.m. See barcampsaskatoon.org.

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Richard Bean directs an English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy about a man (James Corden) trying to profit by serving two different masters. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Cineplex Cinemas, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

BATS & YOU This presentation by USask Veterinary Medicine professor Vikram Misra is appropriate for children 8-12. Alice Turner Library, 2-2:45 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BRINGING SEXY BACK This event includes tattoo and henna artists, a lingerie fashion show, drag queen performances and more. Hosted by Open Minded Events. German Cultural Centre, 3 p.m.-midnight. 19+

HUSKIES VS MACEWEN COLLEGE Canada West women’s soccer. Field 7 in Nutrien Park, 2 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

HUSKIES VS LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS Canada West men’s hockey. Merlis Belsher Place, 4 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

ABEX AWARDS This annual salute to business excellence is hosted by Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. TCU Place, 5 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

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

Sunday 20

FLIGHT: STORIES OF CANADIAN AVIATION, VOL. 1 Launch for a new book on the history of Canadian aviation by Deana J. Driver. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

LEGAL RESOURCES FAIR This event offers people the opportunity to get answers to legal questions. Presented in partnership with Ministry of Justice and PLEA (Public Legal Education Association). Frances Morrison Library, 1:30-5 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

HUSKIES VS ALBERTA PANDAS Canada West women’s soccer. Field 7 in Nutrien Park, 2 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

BREAKING THE SILENCE This family-friendly event includes a fowl supper and a one-act musical by Avery Wall that explores the reality of depression. Nutana Legion, 5 p.m. Ticket deadline is Oct. 16. 306-374-6306.

Monday 21

FEDERAL ELECTION 2019 The polls are open 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. in Saskatchewan. Advance polls run on Oct. 11-14 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. The location of your polling station can be found on your voter information card. Remember to bring acceptable ID. See elections.ca.

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION SERIES Guest speakers are Bryan McCrea and Evan Willoughby of 3Twenty Modular. Engineering 2B51, University of Saskatchewan, 5:30 p.m. See usask.ca.

BEGINNERS IMPROV This workshop will be held for six consecutive Monday evenings until Dec. 2. Hosted by Saskatoon Soaps Improv Comedy. Emmanuel Anglican Church, 7 p.m. Register at saskatoonsoaps@gmail.com.

PUB TRIVIA To mark the federal election the topic is Canada. Louis’ Pub, 8 p.m.

Tuesday 22

B2B EXPO This two-day business trade show features a keynote luncheon today with SREDA’s Alex Fallon discussing “Shop Local or Buy Global?” Prairieland Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

BOOK CLUB Today’s book: Whitney Scharer The Age of Light. France Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

MEEWASIN GALA This event commemorates the founding of the organization set up in 1979 to preserve and protect the river valley. It includes dinner, presentation of the Meewasin Conservation Award, guest speakers, live music by The Garrys and contributions from local artists with an interest in natural history. Delta Hotels, 5:30-8:30 p.m. See meewasin.com.

CARVE YOUR HEART OUT Fun-filled evening of pumpkin carving to prepare for Halloween with host Chelsea Guest. Starting at 7 p.m., there will also be trivia on the topic of horror movies. Capitol Music Club, 6-9 p.m.

AN EVENING WITH PAUL SEESEQUASIS The author discusses his non-fiction book Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun: Portraits of Everyday Life in Eight Indigenous Communities. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

LEARNING DISABILITIES SERIES Today’s topic: A-D-What-D? Cliff Wright Library, 7-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

STORIES IN THE BAR This event is hosted by Saskatoon librarians and includes stories, trivia and more geared to a 19+ audience. Amigos Cantina, 7-10 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE Joanne Fedyk (Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council) discusses myths, realities and alternatives related to recycling in a talk titled “Unmasking Recycling”. Winston’s Pub, 7:30-9 p.m.

Wednesday 23

PAINT NITE: FALL TREES There is a seniors session from 2-4 p.m., and a second session for adults in general from 6-8 p.m. Carlyle King Library. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

THE WIGGLES (PARTY TIME TOUR) Live appearance by performers from the children’s TV show. TCU Place, 6:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

AN EVENING WITH AMI MCKAY The author discusses her memoir Daughter of Family G: A Memoir of Cancer Genes, Love and Fate. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

DROUGHT TOLERANT PERENNIALS Guest speaker is Sara Williams. Hosted by Saskatchewan Perennial Society. Emmanuel Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskperennial.ca.

Thursday 24

PLANET S: NEW ISSUE DAY

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SUCCEED AS AN ENTREPRENEUR TODAY? Guest-speaker is Michael Denham (Business Development Bank of Canada). Held as part of Small Business Week. Praireland Park, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

AN IRREVERENT HISTORY OF GARDENING Guest speaker for this illustrated talk is Sarah Williamson. Mayfair Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DESTINATION MARS Olav Krigolson discusses “Using Mobile EEG Technology to Support NASA’s Mission to the Red Planet”. Arts 153, 3-4 p.m. See usask.ca.

OLD TIME MÉTIS DINNER & DANCE This event is open to the public, and is hosted by the Aboriginal Students’ Centre. Gordon Oakes Red Bear Centre, 4:30 p.m. RSVP at 306-966-5790.

HELP WITH WILLS & ESTATES Legal seminar on end of life issues hosted by Miller Thomson, Robertson Stromberg, Pro Bono Students Canada and Saskatchewan government. Frances Morrison Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LEARNING DISABILITIES SERIES Today’s topic: Assessment of Learning & Attention Disorders. Frances Morrison Library, 7-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

RADIANT PRESS: BOOK LAUNCH The Saskatchewan publisher is launching three poetry books: Victor Enns Love & Surgery, Lynda Monahan and Rod Thompson A Beautiful Stone and Bernadette Wagner The Dry Valley. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See radiantpress.ca.

SASKATOON FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL Screening of short films by local filmmakers shot during a single weekend. Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m. See skfilmfest.com.

Friday 25

SASKATOON QUILT SHOW This two-day exhibition features over 400 quilts on the theme Reflections In Colour. Hosted by Saskatoon Quilt Guild. Prairieland Park, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See saskatoonquiltersguild.com.

FROM ABSTRACT TO NARRATIVE Guest-speaker is photographer Ron Cooley. Frances Morrison Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

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

GANBATTE HALLOWEEN STEAK NIGHT Includes a meal and costume contest, with proceeds to support the 2020 anime festival. Bridges Ale House, doors at 5 p.m., meal at 7 p.m. See ganbatte.ca.

BLADES VS WINNIPEG ICE WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

JACQUELINE TURNER & MIRANDA PEARSON Launch for books by two Vancouver poets: Flourish and Rail. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

GLOBAL DANCE FEST This celebration of different dance traditions is hosted by Saskatoon Open Door Society. Aden Bowman Collegiate, 7 p.m. See sods.sk.ca.

MEN WHO PAINT: EDGE OF THE WORLD This show and sale by Cam Forrester, Greg Hargarten, Paul Trottier, Roger Trottier and Ken Van Rees features plein air paintings made during a stay at Haidi Gwaii in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Willows Golf Club, with a reception from 7-10 p.m., Oct. 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See menwhopaint.com.

PEEK A BOO This Halloween-themed show is presented by Rosebud Burlesque Company with special guest performers. 224 25th St. W., Oct. 25-26, show at 9 p.m. 19+ See rosebudburlesque.com.

YUK YUK’S COMEDY Guest comics are Welby Santos and Ryan Ash. Park Town Hotel, show at 9 p.m. See parktownhotel.com.

SASKATOON SOAPS The theme for this performance by the local improv comedy troupe is t.b.a. Broadway Theatre, 9:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Saturday 26

BALLONACY Opening Day. See Ongoing.

SASKATCHEWAN REPTILE SHOW This expo features vendors, reptile breeders and suppliers from across the prairies interested in lizards, snakes, amphibians, turtles/tortoises and invertebrates. TCU Place, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 27 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See saskherp.ca.

REPAIR CAFÉ Hosted by Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council as part of Waste Reduction Week. Eligible items include small appliances, clothes, toys and furniture. Saskatoon Makerspace, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  See swrc.ca.

SASKATOON FAMILY EXPO Family-friendly day of activities with live entertainment and interactive displays about different areas of family life. Prairieland Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See saskatoonfamilyexpo.com.

METROPOLITAN OPERA: MANON Broadcast of Massenet’s opera about an innocent country girl who becomes a famous courtesan in Paris. Scotiabank Theatre, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

ARTHUR SLADE: BETRAYAL & REVENGE Launch for the second and third books in the author’s Amber Fang series. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See radiantpress.ca.

REFLECTIONS OF NATURE This show and sale features work by 200 North American artists, carvers, sculptors and photographers. Workshops and presentations are also included. Prairieland Park, noon-5 p.m., with a wine and cheese gala at 7 p.m.; Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See reflectionsart.ca.

THE PASSION OF CHRIST Launch for a book by Khrystyna Beregovska about Ukrainian-Canadian artist William Kurelek (1927-77). St. Thomas More College, 2-4:30 p.m.

HUSKIES VS ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS Looking ahead, second place could be at stake in Canada West when these teams meet, and with it the right to join Calgary as hosts of the two semi-finals next weekend. Griffith Stadium in Nutrien Park, 2 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

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

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

ROCK THE RINK This figure-skating exhibition features Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, Elvis Stojko, Carolina Kostner and Jeremy Abbott. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

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.

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

Sunday 27

BLACKSTRAP LAKE BIRDING This field trip includes an option to attend the Dundurn Fall Supper. Departs from 2600 8th St. at Emerson Ave., 1-5 p.m. See saskatoonnature.org.

BLADES VS MOOSE JAW WARRIORS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 2 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

RAYMONDA Broadcast of a Bolshoi remount of an 1898 ballet about a woman betrothed to a Hungarian knight in medieval times who must deal with other suitors when he’s away on a crusade. Scotiabank Theatre, 4 p.m. See cineplex.com.

SUM THEATRE: THE LAST SUNDAY This is the third season the local theatre company has presented 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.

#ANNE FRANK: PARALLEL STORIES This documentary is narrated by Helen Mirren, and explores the life of Anne Frank through her diary writings. Scotiabank Theatre, 7:50 p.m. See cineplex.com.

ONGOING

I LOST MY HUSBAND! This feminist comedy by French language playwright Catherine Léger (with translation by Leanna Brodie) sees a woman lose her husband in a karaoke bar bet then discover that she’s unsure whether she wants him back. BackStage Stage, Oct. 16-27. See persephonetheatre.org.

MY LITTLE PLASTIC JESUS This is the premiere of an experimental solo work by Tim Bratton where he draws on his evangelical Christian upbringing to explore religion’s role in preserving conservative political and economic power. The play is presented by Burnt Thicket Theatre, and will be held in private homes. Oct. 17-20 and Oct. 24-26 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m. See mylittleplasticjesus.com.

GLORY This play by Tracey Power is based on the true story of Canada’s Preston Rivulettes, a group of Ontario women who set out in 1933 to prove women could play hockey too. Presented by Western Canada Theatre. Rawlco Radio Hall, until Oct. 12. See persephonetheatre.org.

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF Remount of Edward Albee’s classic 1962 drama about an older couple who draw a younger couple into their toxic web. Produced by XTasis as part of Live Five Independent Theatre. The Refinery, Oct. 10-12 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. See livefive.ca.

FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MAN AND THE MONSTER Student presentation of Henry Milner’s 1826 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s famous story which was published in 1818. Milner’s adaptation was the first to show the monster on a London stage. Greystone Theatre, Oct. 10-12 and 14-19. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

BALLONACY This child-friendly puppet play is written by Barry Kornhauser, and sees an elderly man find renewed appreciation in life on his birthday. Presented by Open Wide Children’s Theatre. The Refinery, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m., Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Nov. 1 at 7 p.m., Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. and Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. See wideopen.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN DESIGN WEEK This celebration of architecture, urban planning and product design includes film screenings, talks, walking tours and more. Highlights include the Robin Smith Memorial Lecture with New Mexico architect Deidre Harris (Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at 308 4th Ave. N.) and the Premier’s Awards of Excellence in Design Reception (Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at 410 22nd St. E.). Oct. 18-25. See designcouncil.sk.ca.


LIVE MUSIC

Thursday 10

LUKE COMBS (Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour) with Morgan Wallen and Jameson Rodgers at SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

THRUSH HERMIT (Revisits Clayton Park 20 Years On) with Shotgun Jimmie at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

MARTIN SIMPSON at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

FALL CONCERT & BUFFET featuring Vickie Dyck & the Last Resort Band at Barn Playhouse (25 km north of Saskatoon), Oct. 9-11 at 7 p.m., Oct. 12-13 at 5 p.m. See barnplayhouse.com.

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

GLENN SUTTER with Jason Maillet at Underground Café, show at 7:30 p.m.

THANKSGIVING TURKEY TALK with Swoosh God, Donyay and J Kelz/Jam at Louis’ Pub, show at 8 p.m.

Friday 11

PAUL KUZBIK (Single Release Party) with Cal Arcand at Capitol Music Club, show at 10 p.m.

AMOS HOFFMAN & NOAM LEMISH QUARTET at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

ROMAN CLARKE with guests at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

NIGHTTRAIN (Guns ’n’ Roses tribute) at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

SCREAMING TARGETS with Crabstyle and KRASH at Black Cat Tavern. Proceeds to support Saskatoon Indoor Skatepark. 19+

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

BOOBAY with Sephy Francisco at Piggy’s Pub & Grill, 7 p.m. tickets at 306-665-5555.

Saturday 12

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

COM TRUISE with ford. and Thoma at Amigos Cantina.

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

NIGHTTRAIN (Guns ’n’ Roses tribute) at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

EMO EXTRAVAGANZA with My Chemical Romance and Alexisonfire cover bands at Black Cat Tavern

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

Sunday 13

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

PUP with Charly Bliss and No Bro at Coors Event Centre, doors at 8 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

BLACK TONGUE with VCTMS, The Machinist and 156 Silence at Black Cat Tavern.

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

DRIP (Hip Hop, Dancehall, Afrobeats) with DJs Scott Turner & Sheldon Evacheski. JT’s Bar & Grill, doors at 10 p.m.

Monday 14

PARIS PICK with Nic Nibbs & The Anxious Boys Club at Black Cat Tavern, show at 9 p.m.

Tuesday 15

DALLAS SMITH & DEAN BRODY with Chad Brownlee and Mackenzie Porter at SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

OPEN JAM with host Jason Hattie (Marketmall / 911 Turbo) at Capitol Music Club, 8 p.m.

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

Wednesday 16

THE MIDNIGHT ECHO at Capitol Music Club, show at 7:30 p.m.

SWEET ALIBI with Jonny Moonbeam at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

MONOWHALES with guests at Black Cat Tavern.

Thursday 17

JUSTIN RUTLEDGE with Charlotte Cornfield at Capitol Music Club, 9 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

BOOKS FOR CROOKS GALA This event includes live music by Take Two, Theresa Sokyrka and Ultimate Power Duo, a silent auction, and art activities geared to self-improvement. Amigos Cantina, 7-11 p.m. See amigoscantina.com.

GHOST NOTE (album release) with Ki The Tree and Brodie Moniker at Black Cat Tavern.

THE LONESOME ACE STRINGBAND at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

THE BLUE BANDOLEROS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Friday 18

SCENIC ROUTE TO ALASKA with Billy Human at Capitol Music Club.

LOUD LUXURY (Nights Like This Tour) with Frank Walker at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

OSCAR’S HOLLOW (EP release) with Old Joe and the Truth Hurts at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

MUSTAKETTU with Black Sun Tales and Aiséiri at Black Cat Tavern.

TOO SOON MONSOON with The Pits, Planet Earth and Dylan Cooper at Amigos Cantina.

TOPHER MILS BAND at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

SMALL KITCHEN RADIO at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Saturday 19

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

HOLLERADO with Little Junior at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

SUNDAR VISWANATHAN & AVATAAR at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

SPACE LACES with Mustdie at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

SLOAN (Navy Blues Tour) at Dakota Dunes Casino, 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

THAT NIGHT ON THE PRAIRIES 2 presented by The 100th Meridian at Louis’ Pub, doors at 8 p.m. Proceeds support the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.

THE MASQUERADE ISN’T OVER! This ball is presented as a fundraiser for the USask Music Department and features music by the jazz ensemble. Manhattan Ballroom, 8 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN SÖL at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

DORIAN THORSON (The Come Up album release show) with Filth the Enabler, Samurai Champs and DJs Mr. Rager and Grillz. JT’s Bar and Grill, doors at 9 p.m. 19+

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

Sunday 20

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

DEL BARBER at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

THE ROYAL FOUNDRY with Lost Cousins at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

SELCI (Effervescence Tour) with LOA, ygretz, Toria Summerfield and Mr. Rager at Black Cat Tavern.

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

Monday 21

THE MAVERICKS (30th World Tour) at TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Tuesday 22

EMPTY MINDS followed by an Open Mic with host Sam Folkerson at Capitol Music Club.

MICHAEL CHARLES at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

MADELEINE ROGER at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Wednesday 23

DANIEL CHAMPAGNE at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

MICHAEL CHARLES at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

BLACK MASTIFF (album tour for Loser Delusions) with guests at Black Cat Tavern.

Thursday 24

MORRISSEY at TCU Place, 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

JIMMY RANKIN at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

MICHAEL CHARLES at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

ST ARNAUD with Chesterfield at Black Cat Tavern.

Friday 25

THE DEAD SOUTH with the Legendary Shack Shakers at TCU Place, show at 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

THE INTERRUPTERS with Skinny Lister and Sharp/Shock at Coors Event Centre, show at 8 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

JULIAN FAUTH at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

DUSTY TUCKER with Stone The Witch and Alien To The Ignorant at Black Cat Tavern.

TOO TALL DUDES at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Saturday 26

BADKITTY (single release show) with guests Smokekiller, The Hourhand and The Matt Remenda Ensemble. Capitol Music Club, doors at 9 p.m.

ROSS NEILSEN SINGS TOM PETTY at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

HALLOWEEN PARTY featuring Five on the Side at Dakota Dunes Casino, 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

HALLOWEEN FOR HUMANITY 8 featuring Screeching Weasel (members of Good Enough), The Distillers (Xembryos & Mr Awesome), The Melvins (Sex Geckos & Sunny Day Encore), Souxsie & the Banshees (Chunder Buffet & Hex Beat), Primus (Long & McQuade staffers) and Gilbert Gottfreid (Fabian Dray) at Black Cat Tavern. Proceeds to Saskatoon safe injection sites.

FRIGHT NIGHT with Flatland Funk, Celtic, Jamgo, Michelle C, Stvnk Face and VBRTR at Coors Event Centre, doors at 9 p.m. 19+

THE PXRTALS (One Night CD release) with The Fjords at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

CIRQUE DU FREAK featuring a DJ dance party and circus-style acts at ACT Arena (107-105th St.), doors at 9 p.m.

HALLOWEEN MONSTER BASH This dance features a live band t.b.a. Nutana Legion, doors at 7 p.m. See nutanalegion.com.

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

Sunday 27

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

MATT MAYES with Skye Wallace at Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

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

Jazz & Classical

Saturday 19

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MASTER’S CONCERT The program features Holst’s famous suite The Planets and Heather Schmidt’s five-work suite Lunar Reflections. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

Monday 21

THE DIME NOTES at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Sunday 27

MINIATURES IN THE GALLERY featuring short performances by USask Department of Music faculty and students. Frances Morrison Library, 1:30-2:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CLASSICAL VARIETY CONCERT Presented by Galliard Foundation, features local musicians playing favourite compositions. Grosvenor Park United Church, 7:30 pm. Admission by donation.


MOVIES

Opening

Friday 11

GEMINI MAN Ang Lee hasn’t made an action film since Hulk in 2003. So I’m not sure what drew him to this film, which stars Will Smith as an aging hitman who is being targeted by a much younger clone made without his knowledge.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY This movie channels the original Charles Addams New Yorker cartoon. The art looks cool, and the trailers have been okay. But the movie posters have a bunch of bad puns that try to make the characters hip — which always sends up a red flag for me. The Addams Family has already been done excellently as a live action TV show and film, so this movie has its work cut out.

JEXI Adam Devine stars as an urban slacker with a serious phone addiction. When he gets an upgrade, his new virtual assistant (Jexi, voiced by Rose Byrne) starts pushing him to aim higher in life. But when he does, she gets jealous. Hmmn, sounds a little like Spike Jonze’s Her.

Friday 18

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL Angelina Jolie returns as Maleficent the once evil (but not really, just misunderstood) fairy who is fighting against evil Michelle Pfeiffer for some reason. It’s weird to think that this is kind of a sequel to the Sleeping Beauty story.

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin) are back for round two against the zombies. At one point they end up at the Whitehouse (cue Trump satire), and they start finding new people (Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson, Thomas Middleditch, Avan Jogia, and Dan Aykroyd) to add to the drama/comedy.

Friday 25

BLACK AND BLUE Naomie Harris is a rookie cop who witnesses two corrupt cops murder some gangsters. They wound her trying to get her body cam which recorded the killings, but she escapes. She’s desperate to get to the precinct to download the video, but the bad guys are on her trail. Looks like a serviceable action film.

COUNTDOWN An app that you download will tell you how long you have left to live. Apparently, it’s attached to some evil entity that kills you when the app says your time is up. Looks laughably bad and a waste of time.

Cineplex Flashback Film Series

Friday 18

10:20 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER The irony of this 1992 movie with Kristy Swanson in the title role, of course, is that it spawned a way more successful TV series with Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy. Additional screening Oct. 26 at 9:55 p.m.

Broadway Theatre

Thursday 10

7:00 DOLCE FINE GIORNATA A Nobel Prize winning poet living in a Tuscan villa faces a backlash after she criticizes the erosion of democratic rights in Europe in her acceptance speech. Additional screenings Oct. 11, 14, 16, 22 at 9 p.m. and Oct. 13, 15, 21, 23 at 7 p.m.

9:00 DESOLATION CENTER If you’re a fan of Burning Man, which is held every summer in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, you’ll want to see this Stuart Swezey documentary. It looks at an early 1980s desert festival with guerrilla art and music (Sonic Youth, Meat Puppets and Redd Kross are three bands who appear) that inspired Burning Man and other festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza. Additional screenings Oct. 11, 14, 16, 22 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 13, 15, 21, 23 at 9 p.m.

Roxy Theatre

Saturday 12

SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER This detective fantasy/family drama sees an aging father (Bill Nighy) use his love of Scrabble as a tool to patch things up with his youngest son after the family is struck by tragedy.

Friday 18

PULP FICTION Quentin Tarantino’s classic crime drama with L.A. hitmen Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega gets a 25th anniversary screening.

Friday 25

8:30 RIVERSDALE SILENT CLASSICS SERIES Screening is the 1922 Danish horror film Häxan (or Witchcraft Through the Ages) with an original score performed live by The Garrys. See rainbowcinemas.ca.