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Thursday 14

ELEMENTAL Opening Night. See Ongoing.

NOBODY’S PERFECT Opening Night. See Ongoing.

COUNTRY FARMS MARKETPLACE Market and tea room. Confederation Mall, Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See countryfarmsmarketplace.com.

LEARN SAULTEAUX Presented in partnership with Saskatoon Indian & Métis Friendship Centre. Freda Ahenakew Library, Thursdays from 6–8:30 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, Thursdays at 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca

FAMILY LAW HELP Information session on legal issues related to divorce, child support and custody. Frances Morrison Library, 6:30–8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

PAINT NITE: LAKE AT SUNSET Social evening of art-making. Round Prairie Library, 6–9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

MOHYLA LECTURE Guest speaker Dominique Arel “The Origins and Consequences of the Donbass War”. Shannon Library, St. Thomas More College, 6 p.m. See usask.ca.

HUSKIES VS WESMEN Despite dropping two straight to the University of Regina Cougars to close out the Canada West women’s basketball season, the Huskies finished as the top seed in the conference. That earned them the right to host this best of three quarter final against Winnipeg. Physical Activity Complex, Feb. 14–16, with games at 6 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

BOUQUET OF ROSEBUDS This Valentine’s themed show is presented by Rosebud Burlesque Club and includes champagne and sweets. Free Flow Dance Centre (224 25th St. W.), 7 p.m. Tickets at burlesque@sasktel.net.

WRITERS’ OPEN MIC NIGHT This event is open to writers and non-writers alike. Frances Morrison Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WÎSAHKÊCÂHK COMES TO TOWN Romantic evening of storytelling, poetry, dance and drag by Indigenous, LGBTQ and Allied performers. Village Guitar & Amp, show at 7:30 p.m. $20. See outsaskatoon.ca.

USASK IMPROV This performance by the university troupe will have a Valentine’s theme. Louis’ Pub, 7:30 p.m.

OLD BROAD BINGO: VALENTINES DAY TAKEOVER This fun bingo game with a Valentines theme is hosted by Sara Brown and Kristina Carey. Capitol Music Club, 8 p.m.

COMEDY LAB Weekly open mic with stand-up, sketch and improv hosted by the Williamson brothers and Dakota Ray Hebert. Crazy Cactus Loft, sign up at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. $5.

HUSKIES VS COUGARS The Cougar men’s basketball team finished 14-6 this season while the Huskies were 11-9. But thanks to the Ratings Percentage Index that Canada West uses to seed teams for the playoffs the Huskies have home court for this best of three quarter-final. Physical Activity Complex, Feb. 14-16, with games at 8 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

Friday 15

MEMORABLE MUNSCH Opening Day. See Ongoing.

SASKATOON UNITED SOCCER CLUB: INDOOR TOURNAMENT This weekend tournament features competition for youth teams in different age categories. SaskTel Centre, Feb. 15–18. See susctournament.ca.

MEET US IN ST. LOUIS Travel presentation by Ryan Bradshaw. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WILDECOL SEMINAR SERIES This bi-weekly event includes a presentation and related discussion on wildlife ecology. Today: Howie Harshaw “Human Dimensions of Waterfowl & Wetland Conservation: Insights from North American Waterfowl Hunter and Birdwatcher Surveys”. AGRI 1E85, University of Saskatchewan, 3:30 p.m. More information at katelyn.luff@usask.ca.

HUSKIES VS MOUNT ROYAL COLLEGE 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 MOUNT ROYAL The Huskies finished as the #4 seed in Canada West women’s hockey which earned them the right to host this best of three conference quarter-final against the Cougars. Merlis Belsher Place, Feb. 15–17, with games at 7 p.m. each night. See huskies.usask.ca.

RAM MOTORSPORTS SPECTACULAR Get your fuel-burning fix at this showcase of monster trucks, motocross and ATV races. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m., and Feb. 16 at 1 and 7 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

MI AMOR Special Valentine’s themed gala hosted by Saskatoon Salsa. Includes a distillery tour, gourmet desserts and dancing. L.B. Distillers, doors at 6:30 p.m. See saskatoonsalsa.com.

HIW CANADA: WILDSIDE LIVE! Live professional wrestling. Cosmo Hall, bell at 8 p.m. See hiwcanada.com.

Saturday 16

FIELD HOUSE CYCLE EVENT This indoor cycling event is hosted every Saturday by Saskatoon Triathlon Club. Saskatoon Field House, 7–9 a.m. See triathlonsaskatoon.org.

NUTANA LIONS FLEA MARKET This market has over 200 vendors offering a wide range of household and handmade goods. Prairieland Park, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults $5, children 12 and under $1, preschoolers free. See saskatoonnutanalions.com.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET 19th St. & Ave. B, Saturdays from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. and Sundays/Wednesdays from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.

3D DESIGN 101 Introductory course on 3D design. Saskatoon Makerspace, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

GEOCACHE GATHERING Opportunity to meet with geocachers and learn about the activity. Tim Hortons (Stonebridge), 10:45–11:30 a.m.

INDIGENOUS STORYTELLING MONTH Guest storyteller is Joseph Naytowhow. This is all-ages, but children under six should be accompanied by an adult. Freda Ahenakew Library, 11 a.m.–noon, and Frances Morrison Library from 3:30–4:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

RED RIVER JIG DANCE PARTY Family dance party with the Creeland Dancers. Round Prairie Library, 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WINTER AT BEAVER CREEK This family-friendly event runs every Saturday and offers a mix of wildlife and nature activities. Beaver Creek Conservation Area, noon–5 p.m. See meewasin.com.

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

JAILBREAK 4ON4 LACROSSE TOURNAMENT This tournament is sponsored by Al Anderson’s Sports, and proceeds support S.W.A.T. Lacrosse. Henk Ruys Soccer Centre, Feb. 16–17.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 7–9:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca/
physics/facilities/observatory.php.

WINTER WARM-UP This formal dance is hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Ballroom Dancing Club. TCU Place, doors at 7:30 p.m. See uofsbdc.com.

ENCHANTED DREAMERS Live drag competition for local queens and kings. Diva’s Nightclub, show at 10 p.m. $5.

Sunday 17

WINTER FAMILY CARNIVAL This second annual event features carnival games, bouncy castles, craft corner, petting zoo and more. German Cultural Centre, Feb. 17–18, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Single and two-day family passes. Tickets at 306-244-6869 Ext 203.

OPEN MIC FINALS This event features past open mic winners vying for top spot. Black Cat Tavern 9 p.m. 19+

A TWISTED FAIRYTALE Live drag show with proceeds to support OutSaskatoon’s pride youth home. Diva’s Nightclub, show at 10 p.m. $10.

Monday 18

CAMECO FAMILY DAY SKATING PARTY Includes sleigh rides, music, face painting, balloon artists, hot chocolate and cookies. Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza, noon–4 p.m. See meewasin.com/events.

FAMILY DAY SKATE PARTY Includes indoor activities such as tipi teachings and Indigenous hand games presented by Saskatoon Indian & Métis Friendship Centre, along with outdoor skating. Clarence Downey Oval, 2–4 p.m.

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

Tuesday 19

SNOWLANDIA This week-long event is geared to girls 10–11 who are interested in outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, skiing and skating. Holiday Park, Feb. 19–22. Register at saskoutdoors.org.

LEGAL RESEARCH HISTORY Opportunity to learn about resources available to understand legal issues. No appointment necessary. Hosted by Law Society of Saskatchewan. Frances Morrison Library, 1–4 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CROSSMOUNT SPEAKER SERIES Rick Sawatsky “Crossmount/U of S Cooperation in Fruit Tree Development & Research”. Glen at Crossmount, 1:30–3:30 p.m. See theglenatcrossmount.ca.

LITTLE BLACK SCHOOL HOUSE Screening of a documentary about African Canadian experience in segregated schools. Alice Turner Library, 2–3:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SUSTAINABLE SPEAKER SERIES Hayley Carlson and Justin Fisher (Climate Justice Saskatoon) discuss “Bridging the Gap: Environmental Groups & Coal-Producing Communities in Saskatchewan”. Presented in partnership with Saskatchewan Environmental Society. Frances Morrison Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

FEMME SOUND SERIES PART 3: SOUNDCHECK & TROUBLESHOOTING Co-sponsored by SaskMusic and Girls Rock Saskatoon, this workshop is presented by Jill Mack. PAVED Arts, 7–10 p.m. Register at saskmusic.org.

PUBSTUMPERS TRIVIA LEAGUE This weekly trivia event is presented by Great Western Brewing. Burning Beard, 7–9 p.m.

RIVER VOLTA READING SERIES: GRAPHIC NOVEL NIGHT Guest presenters are Jeff Burton and Elaine Will followed by an open mic. d’Lish by Tish Café, 7 p.m.

TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: Disney films. Hudsons Saskatoon, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 20

SASKATCHEWAN WOMEN’S NETWORK: BREAKFAST This breakfast is open to SWN members and guests. Park Town Hotel, 7:30–8:30 a.m. See swnsaskatoon.com.

PODCAST CLUB Monthly lunch hour gathering to discuss a podcast. Today: The Habitat about the Mars simulation habitat. Access the podcast at gimletmedia.com/the-habitat. Innovation Place, noon–1 p.m.

HABITAT HOMEOWNERS INFORMATION SESSION This event is geared to people interested in participating in the Habitat For Humanity program. 320 21st St. W., sessions from 2–4 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. See habitatsaskatoon.ca.

COFFEE WITH YOUR COUNCILLOR This event is hosted by Ward 8’s Sarina Gersher. Mystic Java (College Park), 6–8 p.m.

PAINT NITE: LAKE AT SUNSET Social evening of art-making. Frances Morrison Library, 6–9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WRITE ON WEDNESDAYS Weekly drop-in session for local writers. Presented in partnership with Saskatoon Writers’ Collective. Frances Morrison Library, Wednesdays at 6:30–9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Maia Caron’s Song of Batoche. Alice Turner Library, 7–8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WIDE AWAKE FILM SERIES This month-long series will profile Indigenous filmmakers. Tonight: Alanis Obomsawin’s Trick or Treaty. Frances Morrison Library, 7–9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND This puppet show offers a faithful tribute to the American TV show Golden Girls. Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Thursday 21

A VISION FOR NUTRIEN & SASKATCHEWAN Guest speaker at this Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce luncheon is Chuck Magro CEO of Nutrien. Radisson Hotel, registration at 11:30 a.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

SASKATOON BLADES STORYTIME This child-friendly event sees team members and mascot Pokecheck read hockey-themed stories to commemorate Learn to Read Week. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

PORTUGAL: A WONDERFULLY DIVERSE COUNTRY Travel presentation by Nina Henry. Mayfair Library, 2–3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WRITING WORKSHOP Today: Adult Creative Writing Crash Course with Taidgh Lynch. Presented in partnership with University of Saskatchewan MFA Writing program. Frances Morrison Library, 5–7 p.m. Register at saskatoonlibrary.ca or call 306-975-7565.

BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Naomi Alderman’s The Power. Round Prairie Library, 7–8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WHIPP-LASH Live drag show featuring local performers. Pink Lounge & Nightclub, 10 p.m.

Friday 22

NSBA CLUB CONNECT Jean-Guy LeBlanc (Wellspring Growth Systems) “Improving Communication Through Better Meetings”. Saskatoon Inn, 7:10 a.m. See nsbasask.com.

INDIGENOUS STORYTELLING MONTH Guest storyteller is Dickie Yuzicapi. This is all-ages, but children under six should be accompanied by an adult. Frances Morrison Library, 2–3 p.m., with a second session at Freda Ahenakew Library on Feb. 23 from 11 a.m.–Noon. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WIDE OPEN THEATRE Child-friendly puppet show by local theatre company. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

HUSKIES VS TEAM T.B.A. The Huskies finished as the #1 seed in Canada West men’s hockey which earned them the right to host this best of three conference semi-final against a team t.b.a. Merlis Belsher Place, Feb. 22–24, with games at 7 p.m. each night. See huskies.usask.ca.

DEAD COLD RUN This outdoor endurance run includes 5 and 10K distances and children’s divisions. Rotary Park, 7 p.m. See deadcoldrun.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN RUSH VS COLORADO MAMMOTH SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See saskrush.com.

YUK YUK’S COMEDY Guest comics are Jane Stanton and Adam Blank. Park Town Hotel, show at 9 p.m. See parktownhotel.com.

Saturday 23

SMASHKATOON 38 Day-long competitive gaming tournament. Travelodge Hotel, 10 a.m.–midnight. See smash.gg/smashkatoon.

POWERING UP YOUR LIVE PRESENTATIONS This workshop is lead by Danica Lorer and is geared to helping writers engage with the public at readings and other events. Alice Turner Library, 10:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. See saskatoonwriterscollective.ca.

ART REACH: TREE PARTY Drop-in art-making co-hosted with Remai Modern. Frances Morrison Library, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. See remaimodern.org.

COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR Family-friendly walk through Saskatoon’s inner city with warm-up stops and refreshments along the route to raise funds for the Bridge Fellowship Centre to assist underprivileged people in Saskatoon. Registration begins at 1008 20th St. W. at 3:30 p.m. See cnoy.org.

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

SNOWED IN COMEDY TOUR Stand-up extravaganza with comics Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn, Paul Myrehaug and Erica Sigurdson. Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Sunday 24

ONCE UPON A BRIDE This expo features goods and service providers in the wedding industry. Prairieland Park, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. See onceuponabride.ca.

SKIJOR RIDE N SLIDE Family-friendly day of outdoor activity focussing on horse-back riding and skiing and snowboarding. Hosted by Corman Park Horse Riders Association. Grasswood Horse Park, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. See grasswoodhorsepark.ca.

YOUNG PICASSO This documentary celebrates the early career of Picasso which art historians refer to as his Blue and Rose Periods. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

SUM THEATRE: THE LAST SUNDAY Free performance inspired by stories and events that made headlines this month. Meet at 733 Broadway Ave., 7:30–8:45 p.m. See sumtheatre.com.

Monday 25

FREEDOM TO READ WEEK FILM Screening is a 2018 German documentary The Cleaners about dangers posed to freedom of information by content moderation on social networks. Frances Morrison Library, 6–7:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DO SASK BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Tara Westover’s Educated: A Memoir. Prairie Ink Restaurant, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Tuesday 26

SOIL SUMMIT MANAGEMENT & SUSTAINABILITY This day-long conference features presentations by growers, agronomists, crop scientists and other industry professionals. TCU Place, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. See agwest.sk.ca.

FASD SESSIONS This two-day conference is hosted by FASD Network of Saskatchewan which works with families, children and adults affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Saskatoon Travelodge, Feb. 26–27. See saskfasdnetwork.ca.

TWO SPIRITS Screening of a documentary about notions of gender that extend beyond male and female. Alice Turner Library, 2–3:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BOOK CLUB Today’s book: Richard Wagamese’s Medicine Walk. Frances Morrison Library, 2–3:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

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

SASKATOON HISTORY REVIEW: ISSUE LAUNCH Hosted by Saskatoon Heritage Society, with readings by contributors to latest issue of the magazine which was edited by Don Kerr. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: Game of Thrones. Hudsons Saskatoon, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 27

BOEING BOEING Opening Night. See Ongoing.

TAX BENEFITS OF GROWING YOUR BUSINESS This luncheon presentation by Jessica Mann is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. 108-502 Cope Way, Noon–1 p.m. See wesk.ca.

HEAT TRANSFER 201 Short course on how to customize your clothes with a decal. Saskatoon Makerspace, 5–6 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

WIDE AWAKE FILM SERIES Tonight: Two documentaries The River and The Land. Frances Morrison Library, 7–9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LITERATURE MATTERS Guest presenter Ann Martin discusses “Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway”. Grace-Westminster Church, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

GARDENING IN CONTAINERS Presentation by Grant Wood. Hosted by Saskatchewan Perennial Society. Emmanuel Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskperennial.ca.

Thursday 28

PLANET S: NEW ISSUE DAY

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS SERIES Guest presenter Sean Chuan (Rangeland Research Institute, University of Alberta) discusses Rangeland Management and Carbon Sequestration via a webinar broadcast at noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

NANABOZHUNG: WE ARE THE SOLUTION Screening of a documentary about Indigenous life in an urban setting. Mayfair Library, 2–3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CLASSICAL, MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE STUDIES COLLOQUIUM SERIES Guest speaker: Ann DeVito discusses “Tiro and Cicero: A Look at the Relationship between a Freedman and his Patron”. Shannon Library, 4:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

LINGUISTICS MOVIE NIGHT Tonight’s screening is Werner Herzog’s 1974 West German drama The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser. 133 Arts Building, 5 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

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 at 6:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

HELP WITH WILLS & ESTATES Free drop-in clinic with people served on a first come, first served basis. Frances Morrison Library, 6:30–8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca

BEVERLEY BRENNA & ARTHUR SLADE This dual launch of books by Saskatoon authors is hosted by Alice Kuipers. The books are Sapphire the Great and the Meaning of Life and Death by Airship respectively. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

CHARCUTERIE + CHARCUTERIE This two-part workshop is geared to creating an actual charcuterie board. Saskatoon Makerspace, Feb. 28 and March 1 from 7–9 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

PIERRE RADISSON PARK: INFORMATION SESSION This come-and-go event will outline plans for the park. Additional information will be available online at saskatoon.ca starting March 1. ED Feehan High School, 7–8:30 p.m.

Friday 1

SASKATCHEWAN ABORIGINAL STORYTELLING WRAP-UP This day-long mentorship workshop for experienced and emerging oral storytellers will be lead by Joseph Naytowhow, Maureen Belanger and Kevin MacKenzie. Cliff Wright Library, 10 a.m. Register at 306-381-5836 or see saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BELUGAS, BERGS & BEARS Travel presentation by Blair McCann about the Eastern Arctic. Frances Morrison Library, 2–4 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WILDECOL SEMINAR SERIES Today: Katelyn Luff & Ella Lunny “Contaminant Levels in Arctic Shorebirds”. AGRI 1E85, University of Saskatchewan, 3:30 p.m. More information at katelyn.luff@usask.ca.

SPORTS & LEISURE SHOW Trade show for people interested in outdoor sports and recreation activities, with product displays and demonstrations. Sponsored by Saskatoon Wildlife Federation. Prairieland Park, 2–9 p.m., March 2 from 10 a.m.–9 p.m., March 3 from 10 am–4 pm. See saskatoonsportsandleisureshow.ca.

BLADES VS REGINA PATS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

CLASSIC DANCE CLUB There is a lesson at 7:30 p.m. with social dancing from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Royal Canadian Legion (606 Spadina Ave. W). See classicdanceclub.ca.

LEATHER, LACE & LUBE DRAG SHOW This show features local performers and guest Maya Fantasee. Hosted by USSU Pride Centre. Louis’ Pub, 8 p.m.

Saturday 2

YXE VINTAGE CRAWL Eight shops are participating in this day-long event to seek out vintage clothing, antiques and other finds. Multiple locations, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

CARNAVAL D’HIVER Family-friendly winter carnival with outdoor and indoor activities and refreshments. École Canadienne française (2320 Louise Ave.), 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free admission. See rvf.ca.

SASKATOON SOAPS: LEVEL II IMPROV WORKSHOP This six-week workshop is geared to performers with some improv experience. Emmanuel Anglican Church, 7–9 p.m. Register at saskatoonsoaps@gmail.com.

METROPOLITAN OPERA: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT Broadcast of an 1839 opera comique by Gaetano Donizetti that is set during the Napoleonic Wars. Scotiabank Theatre, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

SCIENCE ON SATURDAYS: DENSITY RAINBOWS Family-friendly hand-on science activities. Museum of Natural Sciences, 1–3 p.m. Free admission. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN RUSH VS CALGARY ROUGHNECKS SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See saskrush.com.

GROWNUPS READ THINGS THEY WROTE AS KIDS Fun literary event where people sign up in advance and then, like the title says, read stuff they wrote as kids. Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See grownupsreadthingstheywroteaskids.com.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 8–10:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca/
physics/facilities/observatory.php.

TELEMIRACLE 43 This fundraiser is hosted by Kinsmen/Kinettes, and includes entertainment by provincial and national artists and information about support programs for children and adults with disabilities. Performers include Jess Moskaluke, Jeffery Straker, Brad Johner & the Johner Boys and Tucker Lane. TCU Place, 9 p.m. See telemiracle.com.

Sunday 3

YUKIGASSEN Outdoor snowball fight tournament where teams of nine compete against each other. Hosted by PlaySask. Cumberland Park, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. See playsask.com/games/yukigassen.

ONE BOOK ONE PROVINCE This book club-style event features a book chosen by Saskatchewan Library Association. Lisa Bird-Wilson’s Just Pretending. Carlyle King Library, 2–3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BLADES VS RED DEER REBELS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 2 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

Ongoing

ONGOING

ELEMENTAL This double-bill features solo works by Danielle Altrogge (On the Rocks) and Charlie Peters (Many Fires) that incorporate poetry, clown, and puppetry to explore gender, sexuality, and healing. Presented by MuD Collective and Embrace Theatre. Studio 914, Feb. 14–16 and Feb. 21–23 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. See livefive.ca.

NOBODY’S PERFECT Dinner theatre-style presentation of a comedy by Simon Williams where a male writer submits a romance novel under a female pseudonym to a contest organized by feminist publishing house and ends up winning. Presented by Mini-Fridge Theatre. German Cultural Centre, Feb. 14–16 and 21–23 at 6 p.m., and Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m. See minifridgetheatre.com.

MEMORABLE MUNSCH Puppet-based salute to the stories of well-known children’s author Robert Munsch. Presented by Wide Open Children’s Theatre. Performances run on select days Feb. 15–24 at The Refinery. See wideopen.ca.

BOEING BOEING This comedy by Marc Camoletti is set in Paris in the 1960s, and sees a swinging bachelor encounter scheduling difficulties when the introduction of a new, speedier airplane puts him on a fast-track to disaster in trying to balance his relationship with three different flight attendants. Rawlco Radio Hall, Feb. 27–March 13. See persephonetheatre.org.

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Student presentation of Martin McDonagh’s 1996 dark comedy which is set in Ireland in 1934, and sees a downtrodden Irish youth try to improve his life by winning a part in a Hollywood movie that’s being filmed on a nearby island. Greystone Theatre, until Feb. 16. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

CROKICURL Mix of crokinole and curling on an outdoor ice surface. Access is free, although people wishing to reserve the curling rocks should contact the Broadway Business Improvement District. Open until Feb. 24. See broadwayyxe.com or call 306-664-6463.

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.

CAMECO MEEWASIN SKATING RINK Free public skating until spring melt. Kiwanis Memorial Park. See meewasin.com.


LIVE MUSIC

Thursday 14

SYLVIA’S JELLY JAM featuring child-friendly entertainment by Sylvia Chave. The Refinery, 7 p.m. See ontheboards.ca.

JACK SEMPLE & FRIENDS (Heidi Munro, Jessica Robinson and Don Griffith) at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

SMOKE WAGON at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

WAYNE BARGEN at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

DUELING PIANOS SHOW at Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

Friday 15

BELLE PLAINE (album release for Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath) at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

HONKYTONK HEARTBREAK with Lost Highway Navigators, The Barrelmen and Snider & Stanwyck at Capitol Music Club.

AN EVENING WITH MATT DUSK at Broadway Theatre. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

CHASING ILLUSIONS with Ezra James Phillip and Sonnet at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

STUCK IN THE ’80S at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

IAN MARTENS at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

NONSO AMADI presented by Nigerian Students’ Association with DJ Daniel and DJ Kamsy at Louis’ Pub, show at 8 p.m.

THE FEBREWARY SOCIAL presented by CFCR 90.5FM with a showcase craft beer from local breweries plus live music by The Pop Rocket and visuals by Matt Yabrewski. PAVED Arts Centre, 8 p.m.–midnight. See cfcr.ca.

THE FREELOADERS at the Dogg House. 19+.

LUMINOSITY (Glow Paint Party) at Coors Event Centre, doors at 9 p.m.

Saturday 16

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

SHAD with T-Rhyme at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

MOTHER MOTHER (Dance and Cry Tour) with Said the Whale at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

THE KEY OF J at Capitol Music Club, show at 10:30 p.m.

STUCK IN THE ’80S at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

RICH HOMIE QUAN with Pimpton and guests at Louis’ Pub. 19+.

ALIEN TO THE IGNORANT with Killjoy, Friends and Ugly Again at Black Cat Tavern.

TAMMY, JEAN & BEN at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

CURRENTS DJ WORKSHOP with Submit & Shady Hawkins at Saskatoon Academy of Music, 10 p.m.

Sunday 17

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

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

MONSTER TRUCK presented by Rock 102 with The Picturebooks at Louis’ Pub. 19+.

AREF (World History Tour) at Broadway Theatre, show 8:30 p.m. 613-292-6181.

Monday 18

MATTHEW GOOD (solo acoustic show) with Poesy at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Sold out.

Tuesday 19

OPEN JAM at Capitol Music Club, Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

SNOOP DOGG & FRIENDS with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Warren G, Kurupt and Luniz at SaskTel Centre, show at 8 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

MIKE EDEL with Marentin Fehr at Black Cat Tavern.

BIG DAVE MCLEAN at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Wednesday 20

LITTLE BIG TOWN with Ashley McBryde and Midland at SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

BIG DAVE MCLEAN at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Thursday 21

HOME FREE (Timeless World Tour) with High Valley at TCU Place, 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

CARMANAH with Ocie Elliott at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

BIG DAVE MCLEAN at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Friday 22

CHALI 2NA & THE HOUSE OF VIBE with The Gaff at Capitol Music Club.

SASKATOON SUMMER PLAYERS: THE MOVIES GO TO BROADWAY at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

ARSON CULT with Man Meat, Yarbo and Spacemints at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

CARBON COPY at Somewhere Else Pub, 9 p.m.

ACOUSTIC BLUES BENEFIT with host Jack Walton and musicians BC Read, Dave McLean, and more. Cosmo Seniors Centre, show at 8 p.m. Proceeds support HOPE Cancer Help Centre. Tickets at 306-955-4673.

HELL HOUNDS with Singularity, Aiséirí and FMC at Black Cat Tavern, show at 9:30 p.m.

BIG DAVE MCLEAN at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

JORDAN WELBOURNE (acoustic) at Fionn MacCools, 8:30 p.m.

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

ALL BLACK AFFAIR STR8 FROM JAMAICA with DJ Patcha Gold, DJ Scott Turner and DJ Heywood at Coors Event Centre, 10 p.m. 19+

Saturday 23

SASKATOON SUMMER PLAYERS: THE MOVIES GO TO BROADWAY at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

CHESTER FEST YXE AUDITIONS featuring Marentin Fehr, Whiskey & Wine, Yellowsky, The Matt Remenda Ensemble, Rugged Little Thing, Parab Poet, The Velvet Threads and The Sex Geckos at Capitol Music Club

GIRLS ROCK SASKATOON presents: Y2K Covers Night at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

BIG DAVE MCLEAN at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

CARBON COPY at The Somewhere Else Pub.

THE JOHNER BROTHERS with Megan Bracewell and Miranda Hughes-McNight at Cosmo Seniors Centre, doors at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds support the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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

Sunday 24

SUZIE VINNICK at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Tuesday 26

THREE STRING FRETLESS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Wednesday 27

YOUNG THE GIANT (Mirror Master Tour) with Sure Sure at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

THREE STRING FRETLESS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Thursday 28

BACK TO BLACK: THE PASSION OF AMY WINEHOUSE featuring Heidi Munro and a live band with Jack Semple, Sheldon Corbett , Kim Salkeld, Dave Chobot, Brad King, Scott Patrick, Nathan Deganhart and Dave Anderson at Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

BLACK RAIN with Black Eyed Creez at Capitol Music Club.

SCOTT HELMAN presented by C95 with guests at Louis’ Pub. 16+.

Friday 1

CLASSIC KARAOKE & LIP SYNC BATTLE 2019 hosted by Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City at Capitol Music Club, doors at 7 p.m.

THE NORTH SOUND with LJ Tyson & the Haus of Nonsense and Marentin Fehr at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

GOPHER BROKE at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

ORANGE & LEMONS at Piggy’s Pub, 6:30 p.m. Tickets at 306-665-5555.

HOLLYWOOD PERSUASION at Somewhere Else Pub, 9 p.m.

Saturday 2

DANIEL ROMANO with Dead Soft at Capitol Music Club.

ANNA HAVERSTOCK with Lyzanne Foth and Justin Ryan at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

VINYL RETREAT at Royal Canadian Legion (3021 Louise St.), with a jam session from 5–7:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.

FOAM PARTY featuring a beachwear theme and DJs Flatland Funk, Eazy-T, Zovah, Stvnk Fvce, Dumo and Just Wong at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

HOLLYWOOD PERSUASION at Somewhere Else Pub, 9 p.m.

Sunday 3

PIGS: CANADA’S PINK FLOYD (tribute act featuring a complete performance of The Dark Side of the Moon and more) at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Saskatoon Blues Festival

(See saskatoonbluessociety.ca for more information)

Tuesday 19

MYKUL GAMBULL at Finns Irish Pub, 7–9 p.m.

Wednesday 20

BC READ at Bon Temps Café, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Thursday 21

GILLIAN SNYDER at Winston’s Pub, 7–9 p.m.

JACK WALTON at Cathedral Social Hall, 7–9 p.m.

Friday 22

EDDY ROBERTSON at Finns Irish Pub, 7–9 p.m.

KELLY READ at Cathedral Social Hall, 7–9 p.m.

Monday 25

EDDY ROBERTSON at Bon Temps Café, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

KELLY READ at Winston’s Pub, 7–9 p.m.

Tuesday 26

NEIL ROSTEN at Finns Irish Pub, 7–9 p.m.

BC READ at Winston’s Pub, 7–9 p.m.

Wednesday 27

MYKUL GAMBULL at Bon Temps Café, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

GILLIAN SNYDER at Cathedral Social Hall, 7–9 p.m.

Friday 1

MORGAN DAVIS with Crystal Shawanda at the Bassment, show at 9 p.m.

Saturday 2

HISTORY OF THE BLUES: WORKSHOP This free workshop will be hosted by Morgan Davis. Amigos Cantina, 1 p.m.

AMOS GARRETT with Harpdog Brown at the Bassment, show at 8 p.m.

Jazz & Classical

Saturday 16

CHAMPIAN FULTON at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Tuesday 26

[Cancelled]HARPSICHORD & VIOLIN RECITAL featuring Veronique Mathieu and David Louie at Convocation Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free admission. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Friday 1

DANIEL JULIEN QUINTET at Village Guitars, show at 7:30 p.m. See villageguitars.ca.

Saturday 2

KLARINET KERFUFFLE Full day of workshops, performances, clarinet choirs and displays for clarinetists of all ages, followed by an evening concert by the Saskatoon Concert Band with guest artist Jonathan Gunn. Holy Cross High School, 8 a.m. Register at saskatoonconcertband.ca.

ONWARDS FUNDRAISER with guest artists Dean McNeill, Véronique Mathieu, Sylvia Shadick-Taylor and Richard Carnegie at Convocation Hall, 7:30 p.m. Proceeds support Saskatoon Youth Orchestra. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

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

Sunday 3

MUSIC OF CHINA, ENGLAND & FRANCE presented by Elixir Ensemble with guest artist Véronique Mathieu (violin) and a program consisting of works by Chinese composer Bright Sheng, French composer Gabriel Fauré and English composer Arthur Bliss. Emmanuel Anglican Church, 2:30 p.m. See elixirensemble.com


MOVIES

Opening

Wednesday 13

HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U A sequel to the surprise horror hit that’s a combination of Groundhog Day and a slasher flick. Jessica Rothe returns as Tree Gelbman, who finds herself stuck in yet another time loop where she gets killed over and over.

ISN’T IT ROMANTIC Rebel Wilson stars as a woman trapped in an alternate universe where her life plays out like a romantic comedy. Sounds terrifying to me.

Thursday 14

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Robert Rodriguez directs this American adaptation of the classic Japanese magna series. It’s live action, but to give Alita (Rosa Salazar) an anime look they’ve done a major CGI job on her eyes that’s both annoying and creeeepy.

Friday 22

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD Third movie in the popular animated series about Vikings and their pet dragons. This time out the gang is searching for a new place to hide the dragons so they won’t be hunted down. This UK film has already opened in Britain, Australia, Brazil, Mexico and other markets, where it’s made mega-millions. With limited competition in North America, it should do pretty good box office here too.

FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY It’s not a slam dunk — or, at least, a body slam — that this UK biopic will open in Saskatoon, but I’ll blurb it anyway. Florence Pugh steps into the ring as WWE grappler Paige. Like the Harts in Canada, Paige (who was born Saraya-Jade Bevis in Norwich in 1992), came from a wrestling family with both parents and two brothers involved in the sport. This movie, which also includes a cameo role by Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, shows how she made it to WWE.

Classic Film Series

Wednesday 20

6:30 GONE WITH THE WIND Clocking in at a whopping 221 minutes, this classic Civil War drama is based on a novel by Margaret Mitchell. When it was released in 1939 it scooped eight Oscars including Best Picture. Essentially, the film’s a lavish Southern soap opera which, even ignoring its problematic depiction of Confederate politics and slavery, hasn’t aged well. But if you’re a fan, you probably don’t give a damn what I think, do you?

Broadway Theatre

Thursday 14

8:00 NATURAL BORN KILLERS Oliver Stone’s controversial 1994 classic about two psycho lovers (Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis) who go on a cross country rampage.

Tuesday 19

7:00 SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN In-depth documentary about the life and work of master Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Additional screening at 9 p.m.

Thursday 21

7:00 2018 CANNES LIONS FILM FESTIVAL Last year’s best commercials from around the world. Additional screenings Feb. 22, 24, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m.

Monday 25

7:00 BPM Directed by Robin Campillo, this 2017 French film (the title is short for Beats Per Minute) sees a group of HIV/AIDS activists join forces in the early 1990s to pressure the French government to confront the epidemic. The screening is presented by Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity.

Tuesday 26

7:00 WHALE RIDER This acclaimed 2002 New Zealand-German film is based on a novel by Witi Ihimaera, and sees a Maori girl try to fulfill her destiny. The screening is presented by International Student and Study Abroad Centre.

Roxy Theatre

Friday 15

CAPERNAUM A 2018 Lebanese drama about a 12-year-old Syrian refugee who sues his parents for giving birth to him in such a turbulent climate of war and deprivation.

Friday 22

COLD WAR Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, this movie is set in Poland in the 1950s, and sees a music director fall in love with a young singer. Together, they try to escape communist oppression by fleeing to France.

Sunday 24

91ST ACADEMY AWARDS The Oscars may not have a host this year, but there will still be plenty of glamour and excitement. Catch it all on the big screen. There’s free admission too, so you can splurge on snacks.