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Thursday 11

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. 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.

SHAKEN WITH A TWIST Social gathering and discussion hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan with guest presenters Stephanie Yong & Katrina German. Village Guitar, 5–7 p.m. See wesk.ca.

CREATION CELEBRATION STORY TIME This event offers geocachers an opportunity to talk about their favourite caches, adventures, and memorable finds. Jerry’s Food Emporium (844-51st St. E.), 6:30–8 p.m.

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

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.

#CONSENT Live theatre performance on the issue of sexual consent presented by SUM Theatre. Station 20 West, 7–8:30 p.m. Additional performances will be held at Cliff Wright Library on April 12 at 7:30 p.m., and Round Prairie Library on April 13 at 2 p.m. See sumtheatre.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.

Friday 12

SASKATCHEWAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS This weekend event features a kick-off party at the Longbranch on April 12, live performances by Saskatchewan country artists at Village Guitar and other venues, along with workshops at Long & McQuade, a keynote address at Holiday Inn and a gala awards show at TCU Place on April 13 at 7:30 p.m.  See scma.sk.ca.

NSBA CLUB CONNECT This breakfast event features a presentation by Greg Jockims of the Saskatchewan Rattlers basketball team on “Building A Winning Environment”. Saskatoon Club, 7:10 a.m. See nsbasask.com.

GLASSART 19 This annual exhibition is hosted by the Saskatoon Glassworkers Guild and features original art made from glass. The Galleria (15 Innovation Blvd), April 12–13 from 10 a.m.–8 p.m., April 14 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission. See saskatoonglassworkersguild.org.

UKRAINE Travel presentation by Adele Wagner. Frances Morrison Library, 2–4 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

PI O’CLOCK Social gathering of people in Saskatoon’s information and technology industry. Innovation Place (Garden Park), 3:14 p.m. Register to speak at innovationplace.com/openmic.

WILDECOL SEMINAR SERIES This bi-weekly event includes a presentation and related discussion on wildlife ecology. Today: Jean-Michel DeVink “Survey Study Designs: Why Details Matter to the Question Being Asked”. AGRI 1E85, University of Saskatchewan, 3:30 p.m. More information at katelyn.luff@usask.ca.

SABEX AWARDS GALA Annual salute to Saskatoon business excellence in various categories. TCU Place, reception at 4 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

ID WORKSHOP FOR INTERMEDIATE BIRDERS Last in a series of workshops co-presented by Saskatoon Nature Society and Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas. Tonight: wrens, thrushes, sparrows and related songbirds. Rm. 159, Thorvaldson Building, University of Saskatchewan, 7 p.m. Register at bird-id-intermediate.eventbrite.ca.

PRAIRIE RIVER ARTISTS Show and sale by local group of 18 artists. Albert Community Centre, 6:30–9 p.m., April 13 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and April 14 from 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free admission.

ARTISTS’ WORKSHOP: SHOW & SALE This three-day show features work by 13 local artists. Grace Westminster Church, 7–9 p.m., April 13 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and April 14 from noon–4 p.m.

CHOC LA CURE FASHION SHOW Proceeds from this spring fashion showcase go to the purchase of equipment for the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. Dutch Home Garden Fashion (1818 Central Ave.), doors at 5 p.m. See choclacure.com.

FIRST WIVES FIGHT CLUB Live performance which parodies The First Wives Club (1996) and Fight Club (1999). Performers include RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Brook Lynn Hytes, Raja, Ginger Minj and Peaches Christ. All ages, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. Roxy Theatre, doors at 6 p.m. See rainbowcinemas.ca.

SALSA NIGHT Evening of social dancing hosted by Saskatoon Salsa. L.B. Distillers, doors at 8 p.m. See saskatoonsalsa.com.

OUTSKIRTS WITH ALASKA This fun-filled drag show features a well-known contestant from RuPaul’s TV show. Presented by OutSaskatoon, with proceeds to support the work done by the organization. Glen at Crossmount, 8 p.m. 19+. See outsaskatoon.ca.

YUK YUK’S COMEDY Guest comics are Derek Sweet and Austin Lonneberg. Park Town Hotel, show at 9 p.m. See parktownhotel.com.

SASKATOON SOAPS: APRIL IS THE CRULLER MONTH Live improv by local comedy troupe. Broadway Theatre, 9:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Saturday 13

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.

ONE LIGHT CHANT AND DANCE This Dances of Universal Peace event is held on the second Saturday of every month. Each chant/dance honors a spiritual tradition from around the world and offers a meditative experience. No experience necessary. For more information e-mail chantndance@sasktel.net.

THE 411 ON 4/20 This symposium will see medical professionals, lawyers, police officers and members of the cannabis community discuss issues related to medical and recreational cannabis. Includes a screening of the cult classic Reefer Madness. Cliff Wright Library, 10 a.m.–4:20 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY Day of presentations and displays about the practice of agriculture in Saskatchewan. Lawson Heights Mall, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See farmfoodcaresk.ca.

REMIX 2019 Annual show and sale of recreated furniture, home-decor, jewelry, clothing and art by local artisans. The Refinery, April 13–14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

MODERN WOMAN SHOW This female focused trade show features vendors offering an array of goods and services, along with a gala evening fashion show. Prairieland Park, 11 a.m.–9 p.m., April 14 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. See modernwomansaskatoon.com.

CNC ROUTER 101 Workshop on using a computer-controlled router. Saskatoon Makerspace, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

SILKSCREEN 101 Workshop on basic silkscreen techniques. Saskatoon Makerspace, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

THE TEMPEST Broadcast of a new production of Shakespeare’s classic drama featuring the mercurial magician Prospero presented Stratford Festival. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

BECOME A TECH SAVVY CACHER This event will focus on the technical side of geocache creation using special tools. Round Prairie Library, 2–3 p.m.

LADIES NIGHT OUT This sixth annual event is hosted by Saskatoon & District Kinettes. Includes dinner and Drag Queen Bingo, proceeds to Books for Bikes. Capitol Music Club, doors at 6 p.m. Tickets at 306-292-9264.

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.

DIVA NIGHTS Live comedy with female performers Ate Shawie, Ate Zsazing and Rhayna Diva. Piggy’s Pub, show at 7 p.m.

UPTOWN STOMP Social dance hosted by Saskatoon Lindy Hop. 224 25th St. W., beginner lesson at 8 p.m., social dancing at 9 p.m. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca.

CRANKED This touring musical/drama by Michael Northey sees a rising freestyle MC put his career and life in jeopardy because of an addiction to crystal meth. Features music by Kyprios and Stylust. Broadway Theatre, 2 and 8 p.m., April 14 at 2 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

SASKATCHEWAN RUSH VS PHILADELPHIA WINGS While the Rush have struggled compared to past seasons, they did clinch a playoff spot with a 12–9 win over Vancouver Warriors on March 30. Being an expansion team, Philadelphia only has three wins to date, so the Rush should feast on the Wings tonight. SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See saskrush.com.

FIESTA LATINA: AY CARAMBA! Includes live music, dancing, food and silent auction, with proceeds to Alerces Spanish Schools. Sutherland Hall, 7:30 p.m. See alerces.ca.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 9:15–11:45 p.m. Keep in mind too that on April 15 there will be a celebration of the observatory’s 90th anniversary at Physics 107 at 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

BORED OF DIRECTORS Live improv comedy. La Troupe du Jour (914 20th St.), show at 9 p.m. $10 admission.

Sunday 14

BLADES VS PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS At press time, the Raiders led this WHL East conference semi-final 2–0 after wins at home on April 5 and 7. The third and fourth games were set for Saskatoon on April 9–10. Should the series go six games, the Blades and Raiders will meet in Saskatoon this afternoon. SaskTel Centre, 4 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

Monday 15

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS SERIES WEBINAR Julie Landry-Deboer discusses “Predictive Models for Grassland Songbirds”. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

2019 TIMLIN LECTURE Guest-speaker Stephen Williamson (Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Central Banking at Western University) discusses the role of central banks in our society with a special focus on the Bank of Canada. Neatby-Timlin Theatre, 5 p.m. Williamson will also speak on the topic of “Central Bank Digital Currency: Welfare and Policy Implications” at Arts 241 at 10:30 a.m. See usask.ca.

#YXE FILM PREMIERE Screening is the film Salaam B’y which tells the story of a Muslim living in Newfoundland. Included is a Q&A with filmmakers Aatif Baskanderi and Nazia Sharfuddin. Roxy Theatre, 6:30 p.m.

TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: Marvel superhero movies. Hudsons Saskatoon, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Tuesday 16

CHAMBER ON BUSINESS LUNCHEON: STATE OF THE CITY Guest speaker is Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark. TCU Place, registration at 11:30 a.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

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.

MOSEL VALLEY RIVER CRUISE Travel presentation by Gordon Thomas about an historic area of Germany. Alice Turner Library, 2–3:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

KINSMEN PARK & AREA PROJECT DEVELOPMENT This open house will cover proposed changes to the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan site, Meewasin trail upgrades, potential expansion concepts for the Saskatoon Civic Conservatory and a parking and transit service study for the area. TCU Place, 4–8 p.m. See saskatoon.ca.

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES Tonight’s topic: When Human Lines Collide with Nature’s Circles: Post-Industrial Consumerism & the Planet. Presented in partnership with Saskatchewan Environmental Society with speaker Darrin Qualman. Frances Morrison Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Wednesday 17

HOCKEY NIGHT This screening of a 1984 film starring Megan Follows is being held to celebrate National Canadian Film Day. Frances Morrison Library, 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

PAINT NITE: ELEVATOR Social evening of art-making. Cliff Wright 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.

DISCOVER DOCUMENTARIES Tonight: In The Name of All Canadians: The Canadian Socio-Political Atmosphere which examines the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Frances Morrison Library, 7–9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Richard Wagamese’s Medicine Walk. Alice Turner Library, 7–8 p.m. See saskatoonlubrary.ca.

GREAT RUSSIAN BALLET: GISELLE Live performance of the classic ballet about a lovelorn peasant girl, and the otherworldly consequences suffered by the man who casually seduced her. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Thursday 18

LIFE OFF THE GRID Screening of an Earth Day-themed documentary about renewable energy. Mayfair Library, 2–3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BREW CREW: RELATIONSHIPS Social discussion on the complexities of relationship with a LGBTQ2S focus. Guest speakers include Barbara Morrison and Ed Risling from Saskatoon Relationship Clinic. OutSaskatoon (201-320 21st St. W.), 7–9 p.m.

SONYA LALLI: THE MATCHMAKER’S LIST Launch for a book described as a multi-cultural romantic comedy. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Live presentation of Eve Ensler’s famous play about the impact on women of societal attitudes toward the female body and processes associated with reproduction. Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

SASKATOON NATURE SOCIETY: SPEAKERS SERIES The topic of speaker Branimir Gjetvaj’s talk is “Nature-based solutions for climate change”. Rm. 1130, Health Sciences E-wing, University of Saskatchewan, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonnature.org.

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

Friday 19

LOST AND FOUND Opening Day. See Ongoing.

NATIONAL MULTI-CULTURAL CURLING TOURNAMENT This weekend curling tournament is hosted by Métis Nation of Saskatchewan and features $21,000 in prizes. Granite Curling Club, April 19–22. See saskatoongranitecurlingclub.ca.

Saturday 20

RETRO GAME & TOY FAIR Show and sale of old-school games and toys. German Cultural Centre, noon–5 p.m. $2 admission.

3D DESIGN Introductory class on how to use a 3D design. Saskatoon Makerspace, 5–8 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

Sunday 21

YOUNG NATURALISTS’ CROCUS HIKE This outdoor field trip celebrates Earth Day. Northeast Swale, 1–3 p.m. Register at saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

Monday 22

HERSTORY This presentation on burlesque history is presented by Rosebud Burlesque. Free Flow Dance (224 25th St. W.), 7:30 p.m. 19+. See freeflowdance.com.

Tuesday 23

HUMPTY’S CHAMPIONS CUP This final event on the 2018–19 curling calendar brings together 15 top male and 15 top female rinks from Canada and beyond who won major tournaments or championship titles this season. Merlis Belsher Place, April 23–28. See thegrandslamofcurling.com.

SASKATOON: FROM TEMPERANCE COLONY TO PRAIRIE CITY, 1882–1914 Presentation by Saskatoon City archivist Jeff O’Brien. Alice Turner Library, 2–3:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MUSIC TALK Music director Eric Paetkau and executive director Mark Turner discuss the April 27 Master’s Concert Beethoven’s Eroica which features guest artist Sarah Yunji Moon (flute). McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Wednesday 24

THE BEST OF SCREENINGS & MEANINGS: A JOURNEY THROUGH FILM Launch for an anthology of film criticism published by Gerald Schmitz in The Prairie Messenger. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

LITERATURE MATTERS Guest presenter Joanne Rochester discusses “A Preview of the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan 2019 Season”. Grace-Westminster Church, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Thursday 25

PLANET S: NEW ISSUE DAY

SSO BOOK AND MUSIC SALE Opening Day. See Ongoing.

ARTISTIC WESTERN CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS This three-day competition features artistic gymnastics teams from across western Canada. Saskatoon Fieldhouse, April 25–27. See gymsask.com.

ROCK, GEM, MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW Annual show and sale of collectibles, jewellery and home décor items. German Cultural Centre, April 25–27 from 10 a.m.–8 p.m., April 28 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. See canadagemshows.com.

FAMILY LAW HELP Information session on legal issues related to divorce, child support and custody. Freda Ahenakew Library, 2–4 p.m., with a second session at Frances Morrison Library, 6:30–8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

MONET’S GARDEN: GIVERNEY, FRANCE Screening of a documentary about French Impressionist Claude Monet. Mayfair Library, 2–3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

PIMS HUGH C. MORRIS LECTURE Guest-lecturer Noriko Yui (Queen’s University) discusses “Modularity of Calabi-Yau varieties”. Hosted by Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Arts146, 3:30 p.m. See usask.ca.

JWT SPINKS LECTURE SERIES Chris Chang (University of California, Berkeley) will deliver two talks. The first (Activity-Based Sensing Approaches to Decipher Transition Metal Signaling) is at Thorvaldson 105 today at 3:45 p.m., while the second (Bringing Chemistry to Life: The Unending Search for Elemental Harmony) is at Arts 241 on April 26 at 3:45 p.m. Hosted by the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering See usask.ca.

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

ALICIA POPOFF: VASILY GROSSMAN AND THE SOVIET CENTURY Launch for a biography on Soviet Jewish writer Vasily Grossman (1905–64). McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

OPEN MIC You can register in advance at amy@driftcafe or sign up the night of. Drift Sidewalk Café, 7 p.m.

Friday 26

WITH GLOWING HEARTS Opening Night. See Ongoing.

NSBA CLUB CONNECT This breakfast event features a presentation by Michael Donauer (Paceline Advisors) on “Accessibility: Creating Barrier-Free Environments”. Saskatoon Club, 7:10 a.m. See nsbasask.com.

FRED SASAKAMOOSE “CHIEF THUNDERSTICK” CHAMPIONSHIP This weekend tournament features top Indigenous hockey teams from across Canada. Canlan Ice Sports Jemini Saskatoon, April 26–28. 306-220-6942.

HOPE RESTORED CANADA SUMMIT This two-day gathering features presentations by people with professional and personal expertise in the area of human trafficking. The presentations are designed to help individuals and community organizations understand the scope of human trafficking and develop strategies to keep people safe. Saskatoon Inn, April 26–27. See hoperestoredcanada.org/summit.

PERENNIAL GARDENING ON THE PRAIRIES Gardening presentation by Bernadette Vangool. Frances Morrison Library, 2–4 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

OUTGROW OUTPLAY This kids consignment sale includes a special pre-sale today from 3–9 p.m., a special sale for first-time parents April 27 from 7–9 a.m., with a public sale from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and a half-price sale April 28 from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Prairieland Park. See saskatooneast.outgrowoutplay.com.

CURATED SPRING MARKET This show and sale with handmade craft and food vendors has a ticketed event tonight from 5–9 p.m., and a public market April 27 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. TCU Place. See bycurated.com.

SASKATCHEWAN LIVING GREEN EXPO This show features a trade show of green products and services, along with presentations on various green initiatives related to energy generation, transportation, building construction, health and wellness. Prairieland Park, 5–9 p.m., April 27 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., April 28 from noon–5 p.m. See sklivinggreenexpo.com.

YUK YUK’S COMEDY Guest comics are Tony Binns and Brent Hall. Park Town Hotel, show at 9 p.m. See parktownhotel.com.

Saturday 27

HOMEGROWN MARKET SERIES This event features over 90 vendors offering hand-made goods, baking and more. Sutherland Curling Club, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Free admission.

SASKATOON POTTERS’ GUILD Juried show and sale by over 20 local potters. Albert Community Centre, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., April 28 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See saskatoonpottersguild.com.

DIAMOND WILLOW CARVING WORKSHOP This SaskOutdoors workshop will be lead by Greg Mallet. Registration deadline is April 20. Location t.b.a., 12:30–3:30 p.m. See saskoutdoors.org.

LUPUS SK SOCIETY: SPRING SYMPOSIUM Guest speakers at this symposium on the auto-immune disorder are Carla Coulson (Registered Dietician) and Travis Treso (Hemp Haven). Smiley’s Buffet (702 Circle Dr. E.), presentations at 1 p.m. Free admission. See lupussk.com.

SASKATCHEWAN AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME This semi-formal dinner will see six people inducted. They include Neil Shantz, Chantelle Donahue, Clarence Hookenson, Roger Pederson, Arnold Petracek and Daniel Prefontaine. Western Development Museum, reception at 4:30 p.m. Call 306-536-7892 or e-mail r.andrew@sasktel.net for more information.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY CELEBRATION Features a program of live dance representing different cultures. Free Flow Dance Centre, doors of 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation. See freeflowdance.com.

SRDL 2019 HOME OPENER This event features a junior scrimmage at 3 p.m., adult scrimmage at 5 p.m. and SRDL Killa Bees vs. NFRD Boom at 7 p.m. Hosted by Saskatoon Roller Derby League. Cosmo Civic Centre.

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

8 O’CLOCK JUMP Social dance hosted by Saskatoon Lindy Hop. Salle Seguin (414 1st Ave. N.), beginner lesson at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 9:15–11:45 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Sunday 28

REMBRANDT This documentary focuses on work by the Renaissance master that is in the collection of the National Gallery in London and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Cineplex Cinemas, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

DAY OF MOURNING: REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY This ceremony commemorates Saskatchewan workers injured and killed in workplace accidents. Hosted by Saskatoon & District Labour Council. Masonic Temple (1021 Saskatchewan Cres. W.), 2 p.m. See saskatoondlc.ca.

CANADIAN STYLE ACRYLIC PAINTING This workshop is led by Robbyn Olsen. Saskatoon Makerspace, 1:30–4:30 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.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.

Ongoing

LOST AND FOUND Puppet-based adaptation of a children’s book by Oliver Jeffers which sees a boy try to help a penguin who shows up at his door find its way home. Presented by Wide Open Children’s Theatre. Performances run on select days April 19–28 at The Refinery. See wideopen.ca.

TRUE CRIME Created by Torquil Campbell and Chris Abraham in collaboration with Julian Brown, this drama is described as a true story filled with lies. It sees Campbell investigate/impersonate a jailed California conman to explore links between art and illusion. BackStage Stage, until April 14. See persephonetheatre.org.

WITH GLOWING HEARTS This play by Jennifer Wynne Webber is set in 1941, and sees a group of miners’ wives join forces to fight for better living conditions for their families. Presented by Dancing Sky Theatre. Includes evening and matinee performances. 201 Queen St. (Meachem), April 26–May 12. See ontheboards.ca.

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 11

THE DIRTY SHEETS with Hillbilly Blunt at Capitol Music Club.

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

Friday 12

YUKON BLONDE with Johnny Payne at Capitol Music Club.

JD MCPHERSON with Oscar’s Hollow at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

BRIAN PAUL D.G. AND FRIENDS at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

WONDERLAND at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

EMOTION ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL PRE PARTY with Case Of The Mondays, J.A.DJ, Spinja, CassCity and more at Diva’s Nightclub, 9 p.m.

LOOPER & THE POET with The Nutana Songwriters at Saskatoon Academy of Music, 9 p.m. $10. All ages.

THE TYLER SEARS BAND at Somewhere Else Pub, 9 p.m.

Saturday 13

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

FUNKJOINT with the Rory Lynch Quartet at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

CFCR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE WRAP-UP with The Radiation Flowers and The Sex Geckos at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

JORDAN WELBOURNE at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

WONDERLAND at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

CARBON COPY at Snooker Shack (3421 8th St. E.)

LADY HAWKE at Nutana Legion, show at 8 p.m.

US MARSHALL presented by Currents with Misssulevis and Geosphere and Saskatoon Music Academy, 10:30 p.m. $10.

Sunday 14

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

CONNIE KALDOR at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

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

DEAD QUIET with Lavagoat at Black Cat Tavern.

Monday 15

DILLY DALLY with Chastity at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

ALICE IN CHAINS with guests at TCU Place, 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Tuesday 16

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

MITCH ROMANCIA at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Wednesday 17

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

MITCH ROMANCIA at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Thursday 18

WINTERSLEEP with Partner at Capitol Music Club.

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES at TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

MICHAEL BUBLÉ at SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

STYLES MONTREUX & HOT CLUB SASKATOON featuring Shelley Ewing at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

VALLEY OF THE SUN with Mark Deutrom at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

PAUL TOBIN at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

IT’S A SPRING TING presented by Passa Passa with DJs Scott Turner & Sheldon Evacheski. Coors Event Centre, 11 p.m.

Friday 19

JOHNNY MCCUAIG BAND at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

GONE COSMIC with Cloven Hand at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

KRAFTY CUTS VS THE GAFF with Chris Cole and Jay One at Capitol Music Club.

JOHNNY MACQUIRE at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Saturday 20

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

PONTEIX (album release for Bastion) with Foam Lake and S’moore at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

K-OS presented by GroovePusher for 4-20 with Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies and Dr. J at Coors Event Centre, doors at 7 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

GROOVE PUSHER AFTER PARTY with K+Lab, Flatland Funk and Stick & Twist at Capitol Music Club.

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

UKLECTIC FRED at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Sunday 21

HOT GARBAGE with Shirley & the Pyramids at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

Monday 22

METRIC with July Talk at SaskTel Centre, 6:45 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

THE LONELY at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Tuesday 23

SMOKEY CHILLUM & THE DUST JACKETS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Wednesday 24

UNDER THE MOUNTAIN with Brodie Moniker and guests at Capitol Music Club.

DYLAN MENZIE at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

WIDMORE with Tama Hills, Hawking and Mr. Awesome at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

YELAWOLF with guests at Coors Event Centre, doors at 7 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

WICKED GRIN at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Thursday 25

SHARON & BRAM (The Farewell Tour) co-presented by Nutrien Childrens Festival at Broadway Theatre, 6 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

LONGWALKSHORTDOCK with Kermode at Capitol Music Club.

ANDREA BEATON & TROY MACGILLIVRAY at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

BICYCLE DAZE with Hollow Oax and Soft Spots at Black Cat Tavern.

WICKED GRIN at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Friday 26

SHARON & BRAM (The Farewell Tour) co-presented by Nutrien Childrens Festival at Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

THE TEA PARTY (Black River Tour) at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

KENNY MARCO at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

QUINN JOHNER at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

THE SHIVERETTES with Chunder Buffet and The Definitelays at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU & RAVE ON featuring tributes to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons and Buddy Holly at Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

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

RARITY with Calling All Captains, Romancer and guests at Saskatoon Indoor Skate Park, 7 p.m.

KILLJOY with Witherfire, Pythonic at The Dogg House, 9 p.m.

Saturday 27

THE GREAT FUSS (CD release) with The Department Heads and Bad Animal at Capitol Music Club.

EILEEN LAVERTY at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

B.A. JOHNSTON with Herd of Wasters and Man Meat at Black Cat Tavern.

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

CRABSTYLE (album release) with Filth the Enabler, Virtual Flannel and King Ramses at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

Sunday 28

MATT ANDERSEN with Wild Rivers at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

SUNDAY JAM with host Ross Nielsen Band at Buds on Broadway, 8 p.m. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Jazz & Classical

Friday 12

WITH GLOWING HEARTS presented by Saskatoon Children’s Choir under artistic director Phoebe Voigts at Knox United Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonchildrenschoir.org.

VERONIQUE MATHIEU & FRIENDS presented by Rintorello Chamber Music Festival with Véronique Mathieu (violin), Carissa Klopoushak (violin/viola), Leana Rutt (cello), Travis Harrison (double bass), Jacqueline Woods (piano), Katherine Dowling (piano) and Chelsea Mahan (soprano) performing works by Shostakovich, Sky Macklay, Ingrid Stozel and Schubert at University of Saskatchewan Convocation Hall, 7:30 p.m. See ritornello.ca.

Saturday 13

HYPERCUBE presented by Rintorello Chamber Music Festival with guest artists at Village Guitar & Amp, 8:30 p.m. See ritornello.ca.

SPRING ENSEMBLE CONCERT at Saskatoon Academy of Music, 7 p.m. $5, children under 10 $2.

Sunday 14

SUNDAY AT THE REMAI featuring duos Véronique Mathieu and Andrea Lodge, Katherine Dowling and Leana Rutt and Carissa Klopoushak and Jacqueline Woods performing works by Bach, Halvorsen, George Crumb and Brahms at Remai Modern, 2 p.m. See ritornello.ca.

STORIES THROUGH SONG presented by Cecilian Singers with conductor Colin Elliott and accompanist Diane Bestvater at Zion Lutheran Church, 3 p.m. See ceciliansingers.ca.

Saturday 20

MUSIC BY EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN COMPOSERS presented by Elixir Ensemble with a program consisting of works by Louise Héritte-Viardot (Piano Quartet in D minor), Kristen Flores (Waves) and Mel Bonis (Piano Quartet No.1 in B flat Major, Op.69). Emmanuel Anglican Church, 2:30 p.m. See elixirensemble.com.

Saturday 27

SASKATOON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MASTER’S CONCERT Beethoven’s Eroica with guest artist Sarah Yunji Moon (flute) and a program featuring Ludwig van Beethoven (Contradances WoO. 14), Christos Hatzis (Departures, Concerto for Flute) and Ludwig van Beethoven (Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 55). TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.


MOVIES

Opening

Friday 12

MISSING LINK This stop motion animated movie from Laika has Bigfoot aka Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis) request help from “myths and monsters investigator” Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) to find more of his kind. I love this type of animation, and Laika has made some excellent movies, so this should be pretty good. It’s always a shame that stop motion films never make as much as CGI animated films.

AFTER This movie apparently started as some One Direction fan fiction about a young woman who gets involved with a “bad boy”. Ugh!

HELLBOY I love Hellboy comics, and the movies were okay, so I really want to like this. But the trailers, starting with David Harbour’s make-up as Hellboy, look terrible. Also, there was no reason to make this R-rated. The comics have never been R-rated. So why make the movie R-rated?

LITTLE The ole young again routine is back. This time mean adult Regina Hall gets turned into a kid. Wackiness ensues.

Wednesday 17

PENGUINS Disney’s annual Earth Day doc stars Steve the penguin. Steve is a lovable little fellow who spends his days hunting for fish to eat, dodging hungry sea lions and killer whales, and looking for love. March of the Penguins is one obvious parallel, I suppose, but with Disney’s standard cutesy-poo approach, this doc is more like a live action Happy Feet.

Friday 19

THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA A horror movie about a creepy ghost lady who wants to kill children. Weirdly enough, I just watched The Woman in Black and it had pretty much the same premise but only set in the early 1900s.

Friday 26

AVENGERS: ENDGAME Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, after 21 films and 11 years we have reached the main event! For the next three hours you will see the most spectacular of events as the world’s greatest superheroes battle the universe’s deadliest foe! Billions of lives are at stake! The very fate of the universe! Presented in the fabulous Marvel manner! The fight to be the first to see this spectacle has crashed ticket purchasing websites. In the aftermath some scalpers are asking as much as $500 for opening day tickets. Truly this will be a sight to behold!

Cineplex Flashback Film Series

THE LIFE OF BRIAN Just in time for Easter, this Monty Python classic about a boy named Brian who is born just down the road from Jesus. Hilarious parody of organized religion, the film was famously banned in Ireland and Norway. Go see it. Screens April 19–May 2, with dates/times t.b.a.

Broadway

Thursday 11

7:00 ASH IS PUREST WHITE This Chinese drama follows a young woman and her gangster boyfriend over the years.

9:30 BIRD OF PASSAGE This Brazilian drama follows a family who get involved in drug trafficking. Looks visually amazing.

Friday 12

7:00 CARMINE STREET GUITARS A documentary about a legendary Greenwich Village guitar store run by Rick Kelly and the many great musicians who have visited over the years. Additional screenings April 15–17 at 7 and 9 p.m.

Friday 19

7:00 THE WILD PEAR TREE A Turkish man desperate to become a writer returns to his home village to raise money to be published, but ends up having to deal with an indebted father.  Additional screenings April 20–21 and 23 at 7 p.m.

Roxy

Friday 12

GIANT LITTLE ONES This coming-of-age Canadian drama sees two teenage boys have their lives disrupted after a homoerotic encounter at a party.

Friday 19

STOCKHOLM You’ve heard of Stockholm syndrome? That’s where people who are being held hostage develop an inexplicable bond with their captors. This movie, which stars Mark Strong, Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace, is based on the 1973 Stockholm bank heist that spawned the term.

Friday 26

AMAZING GRACE For two days in January 1972, Aretha Franklin sang gospel at a Baptist church in Watts backed by the Southern California Community Choir. A live recording of the concert became a best seller for the Queen of Soul, and now we have this documentary.