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18 days of Saskatoon events! This page is updated every second Thursday. Get your event listed for free — send the details to listings@planetsmag.com


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Thursday 15

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 for details.

FOLKFEST 2019 With an influx of newcomers from all over the world in the last 15 years, Saskatoon’s multi-cultural reality isn’t just limited to festivals — it’s on display year-round. Still, FolkFest offers Saskatonians a great opportunity to tour the world, sampling food, music, dance and bevies from different countries and cultures. Aug. 15–17. See saskatoonfolkfest.com.

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.

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.

SASKATCHEWAN RATTLERS VS GUELPH NIGHTHAWKS SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See therattlers.ca.

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Each Thursday evening throughout the summer Broadway District is hosting a range of family-friendly workshops on subjects such as yoga, composting and other community activities. Broadway District, 7–9 p.m. See broadwayyxe.com.

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.

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 16

SHOW & SHINE WEEKEND Billed as Canada’s largest classic car show, this festival features races, poker rallies and classic rock (courtesy Rock the River). The festival is capped off by the downtown show and shine on Sunday with over 900 vehicles on display. Aug. 16–18. See ssw.rock102rocks.com.

THOROUGHBRED RACING Marquis Downs, every Friday and Saturday until early September. Post time at 6:35 p.m. See marquisdowns.com.

Saturday 17

SASKATCHEWAN MEN’S & WOMEN’S PROVINCIALS This slo-pitch tournament features men’s and women’s teams from across the province. Umea Park, Aug. 17–18. See slo-pitch.com.

MEEWASIN ECO-SCAVENGER HUNTS First of four bioblitzes where the public is invited to assess the health of different wildlife species. Today: Looks Lek a Sharp-tailed Grouse’s Habitat. Northeast Swale, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (come & go). Register at forms.gle/FGvjVJ4t1o41MknL9.

WILD WEEKENDS This summer-long event includes a morning presentation on Brown Bears and North American Porcupine and an afternoon presentation on the Python (or other reptile) in the Affinity Learning Centre. Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, Aug. 17–18. See saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

SILKSCREEN 101 Introductory workshop on silk screening. Saskatoon Makerspace, 11 a.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT This mid-day tournament is a fundraiser for Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation. Sports on Tap, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 19+. See livingskywildliferehabilitation.org.

RISOGRAPH PRINTING WORKSHOP This workshop is hosted by Chris Morix and Michael Peterson. Void Gallery (312 Ave. B S.), 1–4 p.m. See creativecommonsyxe.com.

WILDSIDE LIVE Professional wrestling featuring local and touring grapplers with guest star Jay Lethal. Sutherland Curling Club, bell at 7:30 p.m. See hiwcanada.com.

THE SQUEAKY DIRTY SHOW Live stand-up comedy with Lisa Baker, Dakota Ray Hebert, Fabian Dray and Shawn Bourassa. High Key Brewing Co., show at 8:30 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door.

Sunday 18

MARR RESIDENCE: OPEN HOUSE Opportunity to tour this house, which was built in 1884. 326 11th St. E., every Sunday in July and August from 1–4 p.m. See themarr.ca.

GLADIOLA FESTIVAL This one-day festival of floral glory is hosted by Black Fox Farm and Distillery. 245 Valley Rd., 2–5 p.m. See blackfoxfarmanddistillery.com.

DOWNTOWN “ON SAFARI” WALKING TOUR This tour is hosted by Saskatoon Heritage Society and will be led by Jody Cason. Departs from Bus Stop Refreshments, 1:30–3:30 p.m. See saskatoonheritage.ca.

ZOMBIE WALK Annual march of the undead in Saskatoon. Vimy Memorial Bandshell, costume contest at 4:30 p.m., walk at 5 p.m., with the option of attending the PG-rated zombie movie Planet Terror at Broadway Theatre at 6 p.m.

Tuesday 20

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS SERIES WEBINAR Brett Campbell discusses “Mammal Monitoring in Alberta”. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

BEADING 101 This workshop offers an introduction to beading. Carlyle King Library, 5–6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LEGAL RESEARCH HELP Opportunity to learn about resources available to understand legal issues. No appointment necessary. Hosted by Law Society of Saskatchewan. Frances Morrison Library, 6–9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SINGING FOR A BETTER WORLD This is an organizational meeting for people interested in performing in a choir dedicated to social justice. No musical experience necessary, and guitar/banjo/ukulele players are also welcome. The Stand, 7–9 p.m. See thestandcentre.ca.

SWINGIN’ ON THE SASKATCHEWAN Beginner lesson at 7 p.m., dancing from 8–10 p.m. No partner required, all skill levels welcome. River Landing Amphitheatre. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca.

RENT Touring production of Jonathan Larson’s 1996 Broadway musical about a group of young, struggling artists living on the Lower East side. TCU Place, Aug. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Wednesday 21

RADIO GALS Opening Day. See Ongoing.

COFFEE WITH YOUR COUNCILLOR This event is hosted by Sarina Gersher. Mystic Java (209 3929 8th St. E.), 9–11 a.m.

PODCAST CLUB Lunch hour gathering for podcast lovers. Today’s topic is Should This Exist (shouldthisexist.com), a podcast where creators of radical new technologies discuss the potential pluses and minuses for society. Innovation Place, noon–1 p.m.

HOT COMPOSTING One-hour workshop on how to improve the efficiency of composting. Food Bank Garden Patch (900 3rd Ave. N., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

QUARTERLY BREAKFAST MEETING This gathering is hosted by Saskatoon Women’s Network and is open to members and guests. Delta Bessborough Garden Court café, 7:30–8:30 a.m. See swnsaskatoon.com.

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

PUB TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: the TV show Brooklyn 99. Canadian Brewhouse (3150 Preston Ave.), 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 22

CANADIAN ELITE BASKETBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS The CEBL will wrap up its inaugural season with a four-day basketball festival. It opens tonight with a league awards show and gala dinner at the Sheraton Cavalier at 6 p.m., followed by a downtown street festival on Friday and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. Then on Saturday, two semi-final games will be held at SaskTel Centre at 1 and 3:30 p.m., followed by the championship final on Sunday at 4 p.m. The participating teams are the Saskatchewan Rattlers, Hamilton Honey Badgers, Niagara River Lions and Edmonton Stingers. See cebl.ca.

SUMMER PARTY This social gathering is hosted by Saskatoon Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs. Hose & Hydrant, 5–8 p.m. See sype.ca.

EMBROIDERY 101 Introductory workshop on using embroidery to make a floral tea towel. Saskatoon Makerspace, 6–10 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

NAOMI FOYLE: ADAMANTINE Launch for a new book of poetry which celebrates the resilient spirit of women. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

STEVE HOFSTETTER Live stand-up comedy by American comic. Capitol Music Club, 8 p.m.

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS See Aug. 15.

COMEDY LAB See Aug. 15.

WEST COAST SWING See Aug. 15.

Friday 23

YXE BEER WARS This is a new addition to Saskatoon’s festival calendar. It’s modeled after Food Truck Wars, and will showcase craft beer, wine and spirits. Kiwanis Park North, Aug. 23–24. See yxebeerwars.com.

THOROUGHBRED RACING Marquis Downs, every Friday and Saturday until early September. Post time at 6:35 p.m. See marquisdowns.com.

THERE AND GONE: THE FASCINATING STORY OF A SPORTS BROADCASTER Launch for a book by Bruce Buchanan recounting his career as a TV broadcaster for the Edmonton Oilers during their glory years. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

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

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

Saturday 24

WARBLER WALK AT FORESTRY FARM This morning field trip is hosted by Saskatoon Nature Society, and you are encouraged to register in advance. Meet at Holy Family Cathedral, 8–11 a.m. See saskatoonnature.org.

CO-ED SLO-PITCH PROVINCIALS This slo-pitch tournament features teams from across Saskatchewan. Umea Park, Aug. 24–25. See slo-pitch.com.

MEEWASIN ECO-SCAVENGER HUNTS Second of four bioblitzes where the public is invited to assess the health of different wildlife species. Today: Small But Mighty: Discovering the Small Swale Pt. I.  9 a.m.–4 p.m. (come & go). Register at forms.gle/FGvjVJ4t1o41MknL9.

HOMEGROWN SUMMER MARKET This market features over 90 local producers, market gardeners and artisans. Sutherland Curling Club, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Free admission.

PUP-A-RAZZI This photo fundraiser is being hosted by Saskatoon Dog Rescue. River Landing, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. See saskatoondogrescue.com.

UKRAINIAN DAY IN THE PARK Hosted by Ukrainian Canadian Congress, this popular outdoor festival includes stage performances by cultural groups, children’s activities, a beer garden and (quelle surprise!) food. Rotary Park, 11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. See ukrainiandayinthepark.ca.

THE HITDITICH CUP II This roller derby tournament has a Harry Potter theme and features a full day of bouts featuring 18+ aged skaters. Hosted by Saskatoon Roller Derby League. Archibald Arena, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. See saskatoonrollerderby.com.

A NIGHT TO HOWL This event is a fundraiser is hosted by Saskatoon SPCA, and includes a walk, live entertainment and more. 5028 Clarence Ave. S., 3–11 p.m. See saskatoonspca.com.

LAWN BOWLING & BURGERS This social gathering of ball rolling and burger munching is hosted by CFCR-FM. Nutana Lawn Bowling Club, 4–8 p.m. $10 per player. Pre-register at 306-664-6678.

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.

WILD WEEKENDS See Aug. 17.

Sunday 25

ANCOP WALK This annual fundraiser supports efforts by ANCOP International Canada to raise funds to help the poor in the developing world with shelter, education and other assistance. River Landing Amphitheatre, 9 a.m. See ancopcanada.org.

MUTT STRUT 2019 This walk is a fundraiser for New Hope Dog Rescue. PetSmart in Preston Crossing, registration at 8 a.m., walk at 9 a.m. See newhoperescue.org.

SUPERINTENDENT’S RESIDENCE OPEN HOUSE This event includes a walking tour at 2 p.m. Saskatoon Forestry Farm, 1:30–3:30 p.m. See saskatoonheritage.ca.

HUSKIES VS ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS Canada West men’s soccer. Griffith Stadium in Nutrien Park, 2 p.m. See huskies.usask.ca.

WILD WEEKENDS See Aug. 17.

MARR RESIDENCE: OPEN HOUSE See Aug. 18.

Monday 26

POPCORN & ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIES This event includes a reception at Remai Modern followed by a screening of the documentary “Concrete Dreams: The Karim W. Nasser Story at Persephone Theatre, 5–9 p.m. See nsbasask.com. Sold out.

WEST COAST SWING See Aug. 19.

Tuesday 27

MARCEL PETIT & WENDY SHARPE: ARTIST TALK The two Saskatchewan artists are part of Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project. The project is sponsored by the City of Saskatoon, and involves five year-long residencies by local artists. Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, 2–3 p.m. See saskatoon.ca.

JENNIFER WYNNE WEBBER: WITH GLOWING HEARTS Launch for a newly published stage play about a group of women who rallied to demand better conditions for their mining families in Kirkland Lake in 1941. The event includes a presentation by University of Saskatchewan researcher Elizabeth Quinlan. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

LIGHT PAINTING/FIRE SPINNING This outdoor light spectacle is hosted by Saskatoon Camera Club. Chief Whitecap Park, 7–10 p.m. See saskatooncameraclub.com.

SWINGIN’ ON THE SASKATCHEWAN See Aug. 20.

Wednesday 28

DOG DAY OF SUMMER This day-long event offers a chance for dogs to frolic in Mayfair Pool to beat the summer heat. There is a special slot for service and therapy dogs from 11–11:45 a.m. before the pool is open to other dogs. Register at saskatoon.ca/dogdayofsummer.

SAVING WILDFLOWER SEEDS This workshop is hosted by Blazing Star Seeds Garden Patch (900 block, 3rd Ave.), 5:30–7 p.m. See saskatoonfoodbank.org.

READING GROUP MMIWG REPORT This is the first of several gatherings to discuss the report that was done on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls. St. Martin’s United Church (2617 Clarence Ave. S.), 6:30 p.m.

HELEN E. HERR: STONES WILL SHOUT Launch for a new book of poetic anecdotes where the author reflects on the ironies and beauty of life. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

WRITE ON WEDNESDAYS See Aug. 21.

Thursday 29

PLANET S: NEW ISSUE DAY

OPEN MIC NIGHT This event is held on the last Thursday of every month. Drift Sidewalk Cafe & Vista Lounge, 7 p.m. See driftcafe.ca.

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS See Aug. 15.

WEST COAST SWING See Aug. 15.

Friday 30

CHARITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST This benefit is hosted by Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Association. The cost is $5, and there will also be a donation box for school supplies as youth get ready to go back to school. SIGA Office (130 Aspen Place), 7:30–9:30 a.m. See siga.ca.

NUTRIEN FIREWORKS FESTIVAL This festival features two evenings of fireworks choreographed to music. The theme this year is “Rhythms of a Nation”. There’s also live entertainment by different cultural groups, an art and craft market and other activities for children and adults. River Landing and Friendship Park, Aug. 30–31, 5–10 p.m. See nutrienfireworksfestival.ca.

THOROUGHBRED RACING See Aug. 16.

Saturday 31

MEEWASIN ECO-SCAVENGER HUNTS Third of four bioblitzes where the public is invited to assess the health of different wildlife species. Today: Explore the Return of the Warblers from their Summer Holidays. Green Ash Forest, 8–10 a.m. Register at forms.gle/FGvjVJ4t1o41MknL9.

WILD WEEKENDS This summer-long event includes a morning presentation on Brown Bears and North American Porcupine and an afternoon presentation the Python (or other reptile) in the Affinity Learning Centre. Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, Aug. 31–Sept. 1. See saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

ADULT SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS This weekend championship is hosted by Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations, and includes teams from across the province. Umea Park, Aug. 31–Sept. 2. See batc.ca.

STOP FILM ANIMATION WORKSHOPS These two workshops are part of The Bunkhouse Project and will be led by Marcel Petit and Wendy Sharpe. Workshop #1 involves Writing and Story Development from 10 a.m.–noon, while workshop #2 will involve the basics of filmmaking. The workshops are suitable to anyone 10 and older. Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo. See saskatoon.ca.

WORLD’S LONGEST CHALK MURAL Meewasin Valley Authority is recruiting artists and volunteers in a bid to enter the record books by doing a huge mural on the trails. The event runs from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Get registration information at meewasin.com.

KNOCKERBALL IN THE PARK This event, which involves people suiting up in inflatable plastic bubbles and running into each other, is being held in Blackstrap Provincial Park from noon to 6 p.m. Register at knockerballregina.com.

ART & HIP HOP SHOW This event is geared to youth and features workshops and performances of hip hop and spoken word at PAVED Arts from noon to 5 p.m.  That will be followed by a showcase at The Underground Café from 5–8 p.m.

WARBLER WALK #2 This field trip is still in the planning stages, and an update can be found on the Saskatoon Nature Society website. See saskatoonnature.org.

THOROUGHBRED RACING See Aug. 16.

Sunday 1

RETRO GAME & TOY FAIR This event includes toys, games, comics, records, collectibles, cards and more. German Cultural Centre, noon–5 p.m. $2 admission.

ONGOING

RADIO GALS This stage comedy is set in the Roaring Twenties and sees a group of rural Arkansas women start up a pirate radio station that brings them to the attention of federal regulators. Performances run Aug. 21–24 and Aug. 28-31 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Barn Playhouse (25 km. north of Saskatoon). See barnplayhouse.com.

SHAKESPEARE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN This year the festival is presenting two comedies. Directed by Anita Smith, As You Like It will have an Alice in Wonderland vibe. Under director Joshua Beaudry, The Comedy of Errors will get a twist too, with the play being set in the U.S. Deep South. Until Aug. 18, with Sunday matinees at 1 p.m. and evening performances at 7:30 p.m. See shakespearesask.com.

SUPERHERO CORN MAZE This annual family-friendly maze is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays from 1–7 p.m. until Oct. 31. Saskatoon Italian Cultural Centre. General admission $10, ages 11–16 $9, 5–10 $8 and four and under free. See saskatoonicc.com.

SASKATCHEWAN RAILWAY MUSEUM This museum is devoted to preserving Saskatchewan’s railroad history. The museum is located near Pike Lake, and is open Friday through Sunday until Labour Day. See saskrailmuseum.org.

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

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.


LIVE MUSIC

Thursday 15

NOON TUNES featuring Travis Blanchard at Bus Stop Refreshments Stage, noon–1 p.m. See dtnyxe.ca.

BLACK PISTOL FIRE with Blackillac at Louis’, show at 8:30 p.m.

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

Friday 16

ROCK THE RIVER featuring Pat Travers (6 p.m.), Chilliwack (7:15 p.m.) and Loverboy (8:30 p.m.) at Delta Bessborough Gardens. See rocktheriversaskatoon.ca.

LIVE VOLTAGE (AC/DC tribute) at Capitol Music Club.

MORNING SHOW with Ritual Rabbits and Twin Voices at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

HARRISON KING at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

GONG SHOW at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

BROKE DOWN PONY at Stan’s Place

Saturday 17

ROCK THE RIVER featuring The Romantics (3:30 p.m.), Platinum Blonde (5 p.m.), Quiet Riot (6:40 p.m.) and Blue Oyster Cult (8:30 p.m.) at Delta Bessborough Gardens. See rocktheriversaskatoon.ca.

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

KAYE & CO. with The Pxrtals at Capitol Music Club.

APOLLO CRUZ with I Fell Tower at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

MAELSTROM VALE with Pythonic, Don’t Reply and Tadoma at Black Cat Tavern.

FEAR OF KNOWING at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

BROKE DOWN PONY at Stan’s Place

Sunday 18

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

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

ROCK THE RIVER featuring The Headpins (3:30 p.m.), Streetheart (5 p.m.), Honeymoon Suite (6:40 p.m.) and Colin James (8:30 p.m.) at Delta Bessborough Gardens. See rocktheriversaskatoon.ca.

Monday 19

WIDOW’S PEAK with Detherous and Wasted Heretics at Black Cat Tavern.

ROAD WAVES at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Tuesday 20

OPEN JAM with host Sam Folkerson (Bombargo) at Capitol Music Club, 8 p.m.

MITCH ROMANCIA & THE HEART ATTACKS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Wednesday 21

A NIGHT OF MUSIC AND STORYTELLING with host John Early and guests Nathan Thoen (Bombargo), Earl Perieria (The Steadies), Rylan Schultz (The Pistolwhips), Malika Sellami and Shawn Semchuck (Small Kitchen Radio) at Capitol Music Club, show at 7:30 p.m.

MITCH ROMANCIA & THE HEART ATTACKS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Thursday 22

NOON TUNES featuring Ellen Froese at River Landing Amphitheatre, noon–1 p.m. See dtnyxe.ca.

OPEN JAM with host Sam Folkerson (Bombargo) at Capitol Music Club, 8 p.m.

CHES ANTHONY & BROCK ANDREWS with Courtney Clark at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

PIER 13 at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Friday 23

THE DEPARTMENT HEADS with Cryptorchids and The Buzzardline at Capitol Music Club.

EMO NIGHT 2019 featuring The EMOtions, Killjoy and Youngbloods at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

ALEX BENT + THE EMPTINESS (album release for Baby) with Samurai Champs, Tefrondon, after two am and The Sex Geckos at Coors Event Centre, doors at 8 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com. All ages.

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

CHROME EMPIRE at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

RED BLAZE at Stan’s Place

Saturday 24

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

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

DARSOMBRA with Caves and The Utilities at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

MEN WITHOUT SHAME at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

SHELDON TYACKE with Robbie Lee at Nutana Legion, 7:30 p.m.

RED BLAZE at Stan’s Place

Sunday 25

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

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

RIVAL SONS with Crown Lands at Coors Event Centre, show at 8 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

Monday 26

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

Tuesday 27

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

REIGNWOLF with King Nun at Coors Event Centre, doors at 8:30 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com. All ages.

PETUNIA & THE VIPERS with guests at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

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

Wednesday 28

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR at Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

ROMI MAYES at Village Guitar & Amp, 8 p.m. See villageguitars.ca.

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

Thursday 29

NOON TUNES featuring Rory Lawford at 2nd Ave. Stage, noon–1 p.m. See dtnyxe.ca.

MUSIC FOR THE GUT 9 featuring a mix of solo artists and musicians such as Jay Semko, Theresa Sokyrka, Brianna Burtt and Doo-ly Noted Quartet performing with a live orchestra and 55 voice choir. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. Proceeds support Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. See tcutickets.ca.

SCREAMING AT TRAFFIC with Swayze and Yarbo at Black Cat Tavern.

HELL BELLY & THE DIVE BAR BAND at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Friday 30

FRIENDS OF FOES with Ritual Rabbits and Bicycle Daze at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

BOMBARGO with Lucas Lemons at Coors Event Centre, show at 9 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

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

TIM VAUGHN at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

JETT RUN at Stan’s Place

Saturday 31

QUALITY CONTROL with The Matt Remenda Ensemble at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

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

DILLY BAT (album release party) with guests at Melody Bar.

TIM VAUGHN at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

JETT RUN at Stan’s Place

VBND & THE SOULMATE COLLECTIVE with Ariel & Sean and Charly Hustle at Capitol Music Club.

Jazz & Classical

Saturday 17

LUKAS NEWMAN QUINTET at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Wednesday 21

LYELL GUSTIN RECITAL SERIES featuring David Jalbert (pianist) performing works by Bach, Schumann, Haydn and Shostakovich. St. Andrews Church (436 Spadina Cres. E.), pre-concert talk at 6:40 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. See gustinhouse.ca.


MOVIES

Opening

Friday 16

47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED This is sort of a sequel to the 2017 Mandy Moore/Claire Holt horror where two scuba-diving sisters get trapped in a shark cage. Holt’s character died in that film, so she’s not back obviously. Neither is Moore. Instead, the plot involves four teenage girls who go scuba-diving in the ruins of an underwater city.

GOOD BOYS Superbad with 12-year-olds is how one critic described this Seth Rogen et al-produced comedy which sees three grade six boys skip school and get caught using a drone to spy on some older girls. R-rated hilarity ensues.

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE Cate Blanchett stars in Richard Linklater’s adaptation of a 2012 comic novel by Maria Semple about an agoraphobic architect/mother who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica.

Wednesday 21

READY OR NOT A young bride (Samara Weaving) finds herself playing a deadly game of hide and seek with her rich and eccentric in-laws in this Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett-directed thriller which also stars Adam Brody, Andie MacDowell and Henry Czerny.

Friday 23

ANGEL HAS FALLEN Gerald Butler returns to save the president yet again. To shake things up this time, he’s falsely accused of trying to kill the president so before he can fight the real bad guys he has to clear his name. Seems to me it would be much more entertaining if his character (Secret Service agent Mike Banning) finally just snapped and decided to kill the president himself instead of constantly trying to save him.

Friday 30

DON’T LET GO David Oyelowo stars as a detective whose family, including a beloved niece, are brutally murdered. Soon after, through some time travel shenanigans, he receives a call from the niece and works with her to find the killers and prevent the tragedy from happening. So, sort of a variation on Frequency mixed with Happy Death Day.

Cineplex Flashback Film Series

Sunday 18

NOON JURASSIC PARK Paleontologists these days are discovering all sorts of new information about dinosaurs — what they looked like, how they behaved, etc. So this 1993 Steven Spielberg blockbuster is grievously out of date as far as science goes. Still, it’s a pretty good thriller.

Friday 23

6:30 NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Special screening of Jared and Jerusha Hess’ 2004 cult classic about a socially awkward teen (Jon Heder) with a dysfunctional family trying to survive life in a small Idaho town. Additional screening Aug. 30 at 9:30 p.m.

Broadway Theatre

Friday 16

7:00 THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE Riley Stearns directs this dark comedy about a mild-mannered accountant (Jesse Eisenberg) who takes martial arts lessons after being beaten by a biker gang. Additional screenings Aug. 17, 19, 21, 23, 26 at 9 p.m., and Aug. 18, 20, 22, 25, 27 at 7 p.m.

9:00 THE MOUNTAIN Set in a 1950s MAGA-style America, this Rick Alverson film sees a photographer (Tye Sheridan) get hired by a doctor (Jeff Goldblum) who specializes in lobotomies. Additional screenings Aug. 17, 19, 21, 23, 26 at 7 p.m., and Aug. 18, 20, 22, 25, 27 at 9 p.m.

Thursday 29

7:00 MARIANNE AND LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE A documentary about Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen who lived together on a Greek island in the 1960s when Cohen was transitioning from a poet to a singer-songwriter. Additional screenings Aug. 30 at 9 p.m., Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.

Roxy Theatre

Friday 16

DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME Documentary by A. J. Eaton where the 77-year-old American folk/rock legend, along with other interview subjects, speak candidly about the many highs and lows in his life.

MIDSOMMAR This film by Ari Aster (Hereditary) sees an American couple (Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor) travel with friends to a Swedish village for a special festival held once every 90 years. When they get there, they find themselves trapped in a pagan nightmare.

Thursday 29

UHF It’s the 30th anniversary of Weird Al trying to run a low-budget TV station.

Friday 30

AFTER THE WEDDING Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams star in an American remake of Danish director Susan Bier’s 2006 award-winning film about an orphanage director in India who travels home to meet a rich benefactor in the hope of securing a badly needed donation.

Saturday 31

7:30 GREASE This is a sing-along screening so be sure to lube up your pipes before you hit the theatre.