Stuff To Do


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Thursday 1

RANDY LUNDY: FIELD NOTES FOR THE SELF This online poetry reading is being held as part of Saskatchewan Book Week. Start time is 7 p.m. See SaskBook’s Facebook page for details.

SCIENCE OF BEER This online event is being held in conjunction with Global Biotech Week, and features panelists from Regina-based Rebellion and Warehouse Brewing. Start time is 8 p.m. See globalbiotechweeksask.ca.

Friday 2

NUIT BLANCHE EVE This virtual exhibition is co-hosted by Nuit Blanche Saskatoon and Shared Spaces. The show is organized by Lisa Birke and Lydia Miliokas, and features 3D sculptures, videos and other augmented reality artworks by 10 USask students. The show can be accessed through the Shared Spaces app at 6 p.m. See sharedspaces.usask.ca.

SAW-WHET OWL FIELD TRIP This outdoor nature activity is geared to children, but a parent or guardian must also attend. Travel outside Saskatoon is required, 7:30–10 p.m. Pre-register at saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

Saturday 3

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET This market is at 2604 Koyl Ave., and runs Saturdays from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.

SHEEP GRAZING DEMONSTRATIONS This event is hosted by Meewasin Valley Authority to show how sheep are used to control invasive plant species through grazing. Northeast Swale, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Pre-register at meewasin.com.

INDIGENOUS SPOTLIGHTS Guest artist at this online event is Beaver First Nation musician Brittany Johnson. Start time is noon. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

TRIVIA NIGHT CLASSIC This event is open to teams of up to six. Capitol Music Club, doors at 7 p.m.

Sunday 4

SASKATOON AIDS WALK This annual fundraiser and conscious-raising event is co-hosted by Prairie Harm Reduction and OUTSaskatoon. Because of concerns over physical distancing, there will be no group walk this year. Instead individuals and teams are encouraged to complete the walk on their own. See yxeaidswalk.ca.

BRIDAL SPECTACULAR This features wedding service providers, a fashion show and stuff for the groom too. TCU Place, 12:30–5 p.m. See bridalspectacular.ca.

Monday 5

WILD EDUCATION FACILITATOR TRAINING This multi-day event is hosted by Sask Outdoors and is designed to train people to be outdoor educators. The first three sessions are online, and run tonight, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 from 7–9 p.m. The final session will be in-person in Regina on Oct. 17 and run from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See saskoutdoors.org.

Tuesday 6

LESSONS I’VE LEARNED This event is hosted by North Saskatoon Business Association. Guest-speakers are Darcy Bear (Whitecap Dakota First Nation), Pam Leyland (Rawlco), Dan Simair (SkipTheDishes & Pivot Furniture Technologies) and Wayne Wilson (Business Furnishings). World Trade Center (Prairieland Park) and Sports on Tap, 4:30 p.m. See nsbasask.com.

HOW TO TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE (Without Chasing Them Away) Before the provincial election on Oct. 26 and municipal election on Nov. 9, Climate Justice Saskatoon is presenting a free webinar series on how to engage with other Saskatchewan voters about climate issues. Tonight’s session runs from 7:30–8:30 p.m., with an additional webinar on Oct. 20 from 7:30–8:30 p.m. Register at climatejusticesaskatoon.ca.

Wednesday 7

FINE ARTS RESEARCH LECTURE SERIES IN MUSIC Guest speaker is Tom Allen who will discuss The Being Lost Project undertaken by avant garde composer John Cage at the Kenderdine campus in the 1960s. Start time is 12:30 p.m. Register at artsandscience.usask.ca.

PLAYWRIGHTS READING SERIES (Dialogue in Socially Distant Times) This online event is presented by University of Regina Theatre Department. Tonight’s guests: Keith Barker and Yvette Nolan. Start time 7 p.m. See uregina.ca.

PUB STUMPERS TRIVIA This event is open to individuals and teams of up to six. Amigos Cantina, 8 p.m.

Thursday 8

SHAKEN WITH A TWIST This online social gathering runs from 5–6 p.m., and is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. Tonight’s guest is Veronique Loewen (Verolingo Communications). See wesk.ca.

STRANGE LABOUR: BOOK LAUNCH This online launch for a new novel of speculative fiction by Robert Penner features a Q&A with Penner and fellow author David Bergen. Start time is 6 p.m. Hosted by Radiant Press. See radiantpress.ca.

THURSDAY TRIVIA This weekly event is open to individuals and teams. The Thirsty Scholar, 7 p.m. See rebrand.ly/scholarstrivia.

WRITERS’ OPEN MIC NIGHT This online event features Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild virtual writer Neil Aitken. Start time 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LET’S GO GIRLS Live drag show featuring local drag artists. Capitol Music Club, show at 8 p.m. Contact the club to reserve a table.

Saturday 10

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday 3.

Tuesday 13

SWN LUNCHEON This Saskatoon Women’s Network event will be held online. Guest-speaker is Janna Dutton who will discuss “One’s Journey on Entrepreneurship & Coaching”. Start time on noon. Register at swnsaskatoon.com.

Wednesday 14

CO-OPERATIVE IDENTITY: WHY SHOULD I CARE? This free webinar is being held to mark Co-op Week. Guest speaker is Wayne Schatz (The Co-operators Group Ltd). Runs from noon-1:30 p.m. RSVP to Victoria.morris@sask.coop by Oct. 9.

CHAMBER SUMMIT REIMAGINED This annual event will feature a debate between the five candidates who are running to be mayor in the Nov. 9 municipal election. Covid safety protocols will be in place. TCU Place, 1–3:30 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

BUS RIDERS OF SASKATOON This monthly meeting of the pro-transit advocacy group is being held via Zoom. Start time is 7 p.m. E-mail busridersofsaskatoon@gmail.com for more information.

PUB STUMPERS TRIVIA See Wednesday 7.


Thursday 15

THURSDAY TRIVIA See Thursday 8.

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY This online event is geared to people 55+, and sees Courtney Tuck-Goetz from Western Development Museum discuss historical artifacts. Runs from 1-2 p.m.  Register at Saskatoon Council on Aging (306-652-2255) or email admin@scoa.ca.

COVID-19: EXPERIENCES + LESSONS LEARNED This online discussion is hosted by Downtown Saskatoon, and features panelists Sarah Marchildon,  Jenna Dubé and Taylor Morrison (Living Sky Café) and Robert Therrien. Start time is 3 p.m. Register at dtnyxe.ca.

GERALD HILL: CROOKED AT THE FAR END This online book launch is hosted by Radiant Press, and will feature a series of short videos related to poems in the book. Start time is 7 p.m. See radiantpress.ca.

SASKATOON NATURE SOCIETY ZOOM TALK Dan Strickland discusses “The Triumph and Downfall of the Canada Jay”. Start time is 7:30 p.m. Register at saskatoonnature.org.

Friday 16

YUK YUK’S COMEDY Guest comics are Matt Foster and Dale Ward. Park Town Hotel, show at 9 p.m. See parktownhotel.com.

Saturday 17

TELEMIRACLE AUDITION DEADLINE Performers interested in auditioning to participate in next spring’s fundraiser have until today to apply for an in-person audition in Saskatoon. See telemiracle.com for details.

DARK SKIES AT THE CREEK This in-person event is hosted by Saskatoon Nature Society. Today: Melanie Elliott is joined by rehabilitated bats to discuss the habits of nocturnal wildlife. Beaver Creek Conservation Area, start time is 2 p.m. See saskatoonnature.org.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday 3.

Sunday 18

COMMUNITY STAGE This in-person spoken word event is hosted by Tonight It’s Poetry. Amigos Cantina, start time is 8 p.m.

Tuesday 20

FUTURE CITIES CANADA: #UNEXPECTEDSOLUTIONS Opening Day. See Ongoing.

CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR INDIGENOUS CULTURAL SAFETY This webinar with Verna St. Denis is presented by SAFE Anti-Racist Anti-Oppressive Educators. Start time is 4 p.m. Register at sasksafe@gmail.com.

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES This online event is co-sponsored by Saskatchewan Environmental Society and Saskatoon Public Library. Tonight’s speaker: Bob Halliday discusses “Saskatchewan Watersheds: Characteristics and Challenges”. Start time is 7 p.m. Register at saskatoonlibrary.ca.

UNCORKED This online social gathering runs from 5–6 p.m., and is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. Tonight’s guest is Sandra Masters (Richardson Pioneer Limited). See wesk.ca.

HOW TO TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE See Tuesday 6.

Wednesday 21

[Cancelled] CANADIAN WRESTLING’S ELITE Live professional wrestling with guest grapplers The Franchise Shane Douglas and Vampiro. J.T.’s Bar & Grill, bell at 7 p.m. See cwecanada.net.

RIVER VOLTA READING SERIES Guest presenters at this online event are Nicole Haldoupis and Yusuf Saadi. Start time is 7 p.m.

PUB STUMPERS TRIVIA See Wednesday 7.

Thursday 22

THURSDAY TRIVIA See Thursday 8.

Friday 23

SASKATCHEWAN WRITERS’ GUILD: FALL CONFERENCE The conference is online for 2020. Guest presenters include Jana Pruden, Ibi Kaslik, Helen Knott, Waubgeshig Rice, Eugene Stickland, Marcello Di Cintio, Carole Glasser Langille, Cheline Knight, Cassidy McFadzean and Ayelet Tsabari. The Caroline Heath Memorial Lecture will be delivered by author/journalist Trevor Cole. The talks will be released Oct. 23–24. See skwriter.com for details.

YXE EXPERTS This online event includes a presentation and follow-up discussion. Today: Saskatoon artist Jade Roberts discusses Indigenous voices, storytelling and presence in digital media. Start time 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Saturday 24

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS ARTS & FASHION AWARDS This Saskatchewan-based event started out with a Canadian focus, but has since expanded to include Indigenous artists and designers from around the world. Because of Covid restrictions, the 2020 gala will be held online. Start time is 5 p.m. See indigenousfashionweek.ca for details.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL This live-streamed performance of a musical comedy based on the famous Charles Addams comic and TV show is presented by Saskatoon Summer Players. Remai Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsummerplayers.ca.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday 3.

Sunday 25

SUM THEATRE: THE LAST SUNDAY The local theatre company presents a free online performance inspired by stories and events that made headlines in the month. Start time is 7:30 p.m. See sumtheatre.com.

Monday 26

SASKATCHEWAN GENERAL ELECTION While the actual election is today, voters concerned about the pandemic have the option of mail-in voting plus also taking advantage of advance polls to cast your ballot. To get further information on those options, plus ID requirements to be eligible to vote, visit elections.sk.ca.

Wednesday 28

MULTIPLAY: IMPROVISED ART PRACTICE AS LIVING HERITAGE This online event is hosted by Heritage Regina, and focuses on the celebration of our history and culture. Today’s guest: Rebecca Caines Improvised Art Practice as Living Heritage. Start time is 1 p.m. See heritageregina.ca.

RAINBOW-ISH TEEN BOOK CLUB This online event is geared to LBGTQ+ teens and allies. Tonight’s book: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List. Start time 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

PUB STUMPERS TRIVIA See Wednesday 7.

Thursday 29

PLANET S: NEW ISSUE DAY

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS SERIES WEBINAR Andrew Didiuk (Environment and Climate Change Canada) “Great Plains Toads and Northern Leopard Frogs”. Noon. Register here.

THURSDAY TRIVIA See Thursday 8.

Saturday 31

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday 3.


Ongoing

COVID-19 DRIVE THROUGH TEST The province recently opened a drive-thru test site. No doctor referral is required. 3630 Thatcher Ave., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon–7:15 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. See saskatchewan.ca/re-open.

CULTURE DAYS This weekend celebration of arts and culture usually happens on the last weekend of September. This year, because of the pandemic, the celebration has been extended until Oct. 25. If you visit culturedays.ca and search for Saskatoon events you will find a variety of indoor, outdoor and online events that are being hosted by various arts and culture groups in the city throughout October.

FUTURE CITIES CANADA: #UNEXPECTEDSOLUTIONS This online event will bring together urban thought leaders, private and public-sector innovators, civic officials and community leaders to discuss strategies for building sustainable and resilient communities in the 21st century. This event will offer 40-plus free virtual sessions from Oct. 20–Nov. 26. See futurecitiescanada.ca for details.

SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC This queer and trans positive clinic runs Monday to Friday and provides free STI testing, rapid HIV testing, pap tests and birth control. Co-hosted by OUTSaskatoon and Saskatoon Sexual Health. You are asked to pre-book your appointment at 306-244-7989. OUTSaskatoon also offers social and support groups for people who identify with different communities on the gender spectrum. See outsaskatoon.ca.

FESTIVAL CINERGIE Saskatoon’s 15th annual French language film festival will feature a mix of online and in-person screenings. The former run Oct. 19–22, while the latter are at Roxy Theatre and run Oct. 23–26. See cinergiesk.ca.