CITY EVENTS

14 days of stuff to do. Updated every second Thursday. Get your event listed for free – send the details to listings@planetsmag.com.

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Thursday 3

POTASHCORP FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL Opening Day. 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. See outsaskatoon.ca.

DAWN DUMONT: GLASS BEADS Reading and signing for book of short stories grounded in First Nations experience in the late 1990s and early 2000s. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

THURSDAY NIGHT ART MARKET Show and sale by local craft artists. Market Square (Ave. A S. & 19th St. W.), 4-9 p.m. See thursdaynightartmarket.ca.

WEST COAST SWING Beginner dance lesson at 7:30 p.m., Intermediate 8:30 p.m., open dance every Thursday at 9 p.m. Toon Town Tavern. $2. See westcoastswingsaskatoon.com.

ASK-A-TUNE Music trivia with hosts Charly Hustle and Burke of Rock. Woods Ale House, 8 p.m.

Friday 4

RIBFEST This festival provides you with an opportunity to sample delectable fare produced by local and touring BBQ masters. Includes children’s activities such as a petting zoo and bouncy castle, and live music. Diefenbaker Park, Aug. 4-7. See saskatoonribfest.com.

SLO-PITCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS There’s competition in Men’s and Women’s 35 plus, and Men’s 50 plus categories with teams from across Canada. Umea Vast Ball Diamonds, Aug. 4-7. See slo-pitch.com.

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Marquis Downs, every Friday and Saturday, post time at 6:35 p.m. See marquisdowns.com.

Saturday 5

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET 414 Ave. B S., Tuesday through Friday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.

SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF WILD WEST SHOOTERS: THE LAST GASP This two-day event features shooting competitions and a banquet. Aug. 5-6, with the Western Canadian Championships happening the following week. See sawws.com for range location and other details.

NATIONAL THEATRE Broadcast of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:30 p.m., with Pt II: Perestroika on Aug. 12 at 12:30 p.m. See cineplex.com.

SASKATOON FORESTRY FARM PARK & ZOO: WILD WEEKENDS Special summer programming featuring presentations by animal care specialists and interpreters. Aug. 5-6 and Aug. 12-13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See saskatoonzoosociety.ca for schedule.

AUSTRALIA’S THUNDER DOWN UNDER Live performance by male entertainment troupe. Dakota Dunes Casino, 7 and 9:30 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 9:15-11:45 p.m. Campus Drive southwest. See physics.usask.ca/observatory.

Sunday 6

CWE LIVE: NIGHTMARE ON ELITE STREET Professional wrestling. Cosmo Civic Centre, bell at 7 p.m. See cwetickets.ca.

Monday 7

RAILWAY HERITAGE DAY Family-friendly celebration of Saskatchewan’s railway history. Saskatchewan Railway Museum (near Pike Lake), 10 a.m.-5p.m. See saskrailmuseum.org.

Tuesday 8

BOOM Opening Night. See Ongoing.

SASKATOON EXHIBITION Opening Day. See Ongoing.

DAKOTA DUNES CASINO COMPETITION POWWOW Celebrating its 11th year, this powwow includes music, dance and other cultural activities. SaskTel Centre, Aug. 8-10. See dakotadunescasino.com.

INSECTS: FRIEND OR FOE? Child-friendly primer on local insects. Food Bank Garden Patch (900 block 3rd Ave. N.), noon.

CONVERSATION CIRCLE Geared to people looking to become fluent in English. Alice Turner Library, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SWINGIN’ ON THE SASKATCHEWAN River Landing Amphitheatre, every Tuesday until Sept. 26. Beginner lesson 7 p.m., dancing 8-10 p.m. No partner required, all skill levels welcome. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca.

COFFEE ROW Social gathering for older LGBTQ adults. 320 21st St. W., Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

RAINBOW COFFEE Youth drop-in for 13-19 year old Gay Straight Alliance members and allies. 320 21st St. W., Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

Wednesday 9

COFFEE ROW Social gathering for older LGBTQ adults. 320 21st St. W., Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

RAINBOW COFFEE Youth drop-in for 13-19 year old Gay Straight Alliance members and allies. 320 21st St. W., Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN: WALKING TOURS Free 1.5 hour tours of the campus are being offered Wednesdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. until Aug. 30. See usask.ca.

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP Tips on how to write a resumé and find job leads. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LEGO ROBOTICS Drop-in program for teens and adults to work with Lego Mindstorm robots. Alice Turner Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

READINGS BY THE RIVER Hosted by Nickita Longman, with writers Erica Violet Lee, Zoey Pricelys Roy and Tenille Campbell. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Community Tent, 6:15-7:15 p.m. See skwriter.com.

Thursday 10

GAMING CLUB Monthly gathering of video gamers. Round Prairie Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Friday 11

CLUB CONNECT North Saskatoon Business Association breakfast, with guest speaker Bekk McDonald “Clearing the Smoke: Cannabis in the Workplace”. Parktown Hotel, registration 7:10 a.m. See nsbasask.com.

LLLC SASKATOON This gathering is geared to pregnant and new mothers, midwives, nurses, pregnant and chest-feeding transgender parents and children. Brainsport (616 10 St. E.), 6:30 p.m.

Saturday 12

COMMUNITY OF HEROES Family-friendly session to learn proper CPR technique from certified experts so you can provide assistance during a cardiac emergency. Friendship Park (19th St. E. near Broadway bridge), noon-4 p.m.

BUILD A COMPOST TUMBLER Workshop hosted by Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. Garden Patch (900 block 3rd Ave. N.), 12:30 p.m.

GLEN LARSON: THE BOYS FROM BALCARRES Signing for a novella about a Saskatchewan family’s ties to the World War I battle of Vimy Ridge. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Monday 14

RENTERS OF SASKATOON & AREA This meeting includes a discussion on rental housing safety and accountability with city councilor Hilary Gough. St. Thomas-Wesley United Church, 2-3:30 p.m. For more information e-mail renters.rosa@gmail.com.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB Presentation on Métis leader Louis Riel. Alice Turner Library, 2:30 p.m., with encore session on Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DANCE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN This summer dance series concludes with a Dance Party Extravaganza that will see members of the public strut their stuff on the dance floor. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan site, 6:30 p.m. See dancesask.com.

YANA SUPPORT GROUP Gathering for individuals and couples experiencing fertility challenges. The Refinery, 7 p.m.

Tuesday 15

RALLY TO REPEAL THE BUDGET Hosted by SEIU-West Young Workers Committee and Students Mobilizing Against Cuts. Saskatoon Cabinet Office (315 22nd St. E.), 9 a.m.

THE DROP DANCE WORKSHOP Two-day intensive with seven instructors who have worked in Toronto and L.A. and have experience in different dance styles such as hip hop, jazz, contemporary and funk. Dance Saskatchewan (205A Pacific Ave.), Aug. 15-16. See thedropworkshop.com.

THIS NIGHT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE Podcast/talk show with Brendan Flaherty and guests. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI PEACE DAY Gathering to recall the World War II bombings of the Japanese cities and advocate for peace over war. Grace Westminster United Church, 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday 16

BUSINESS GROWTH TOOLS: LUNCHEON SERIES Today: Presentation by Nathan Woroniuk on using Google for business. SREDA (103-202 4th Ave. N.), noon. Register at squareonesask.ca.

SASKATOON FIREFIGHTERS: MAGIC SHOW Hosted by Brian Cook, with magic, comedy and busker-style tricks by Eric Buss and Jeff McLeod. Proceeds from this family-friendly event go to the Burn Fund. Circle Drive Alliance Church, 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets available at 306-260-5209.

MUSIC & SUMMERTIME Drop-in family-friendly program. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LEGO ROBOTICS Drop-in program for teens and adults to work with Lego Mindstorm robots. Cliff Wright Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

ABACO ISLANDS Travel presentation on a chain of islands north of Bahamas. J.S. Wood Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

READINGS BY THE RIVER Hosted by Danica Lorer, with writers David Gane, Angie Counios and Jeremy Cook.  Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Community Tent, 6:15-7:15 p.m. See skwriter.com.


Ongoing

BOOM Written and performed by Rick Miller (MacHomer), this solo show explores the culture and politics in play during the formative years of the Baby Boom generation. Rawlco Radio Hall, Aug. 8-20. See persephonetheatre.org.

SHAKESPEARE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN The comedy Twelfth Night and drama Richard III are being performed. The former has a bluegrass score to accompany all the romantic shenanigans, while the latter offers a chilling take on one of the Bard’s most cunning villains. On Aug. 10, there’s a Chefs on the Saskatchewan fundraiser at 5 p.m. followed by a performance of Twelfth Night. On Aug. 15, Michael Corcoran will give a pre-show talk on the history of bluegrass at 6:45 p.m. followed by a performance of Twelfth Night. Until Aug. 20. See shakespeareonthesaskatchewan.com.

POTASHCORP FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL The festival is produced by 25th Street Theatre and features over 30 acts drawn from Saskatchewan, Canada and around the world, along with buskers and arts and craft vendors. In addition to those attractions, there’s a Saskatchewan’s Strongest Man & Woman competition on Aug. 5. Multiple venues, Aug. 3-12. See potashcorpfringe.ca.

SASKATOON EXHIBITION There’s a downtown parade Aug. 8 at 10 a.m., and attractions include the Saskatchewan Art Showcase on the theme Canada 150, Kidsville, Superdogs, Flying Fools High Dive Show, Circus Hotel, a Mardi Gras Parade daily at 6 p.m., a Crash ’n’ Bang Demo Derby on Aug. 13 and nightly fireworks. See Live Music for Grandstand acts. Aug. 8-13. See saskatoonexhibition.ca

LITTLE STONE SCHOOLHOUSE: OPEN HOUSE This restored one-room schoolhouse was built in 1887. It’s only open twice a year, and can be visited Aug. 5-11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission.

GENERATING MOMENTUM: REGISTRATION DEADLINE Four-day gathering at Camp Easter Seal (near Watrous) for youth 18-35 who are passionate about social, global and environmental justice. Registration deadline is Aug. 15. See generatingmomentumcamp.wordpress.com.

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