CITY EVENTS

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

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Thursday 22

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

THIS NIGHT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE Podcast/karaoke/talk show with Brendan Flaherty. Amigos Cantina, Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.

GENS HELLQUIST SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC Free STI testing and all-ages drop-in. OUTSaskatoon, Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

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

SASKATOON OPERA: DON GIOVANNI Presentation of Mozart’s well-known opera inspired by the legend of Don Juan. Rawlco Radio Hall, June 22 at 7:30 p.m., June 24 at 2 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

DRAG WARS: PRIDE EDITION Features guest performer Kimora Blac. Pink Lounge & Nightclub, show at 9:30 p.m.

Friday 23

CLUB CONNECT North Saskatoon Business Association Breakfast, with guest speaker Jolene Watson “Stress Management: Getting Back to Balance”. Saskatoon Inn, registration 7:10 a.m. See nsbasask.com.

TIME FOR CHANGE IS NOW Health conference involving members of government, the medical community and private service providers on innovation in the healthcare marketplace. Delta Bessborough, June 23-24. See healthops.ca.

SAINT JEAN BATISTE DAY Celebration of French culture with barbecue dinner, inflatable games, field games, entertainment and dance. Francophone High School (2320 Louise Ave.), 5 p.m. 306-653-7440.

AGEING WITH PRIDE Geared to older LGBTQ people with a presentation by Don Cochrane and MP Sherri Benson, lunch and a Q&A. 201-320 21st St. W., 10 a.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

BRIDGE CITY BRAWL Weekend celebration of radio-controlled vehicles hosted by Sask Off-Road Radio Controlled Club. June 23-25. See skoffroad.ca.

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

PINK PRIDE STREET FOAM PARTY Outdoor party to celebrate Pride Week. Pink Lounge & Nightclub, 9 p.m. $20 advance, $25 door. Proceeds to OutSaskatoon.

THE WHITE PARTY Includes live performances by Tyler Ayres and Arcana Hoops, an underwear contest and white dress code. Divas Nightclub, doors at 9 p.m. See divasnightclub.com.

LAUGH SHOP COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Dave Nystrom and Danny Freedman. Ramada Hotel, show at 9 p.m. See ramadasaskatoon.ca.

YUK YUKS COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Damonde Tschritter & Lisa Baker. Park Town Hotel, 9 p.m. Reserve tickets at 306-244-5564.

Saturday 24

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

LIVING SKY TRIATHLON Hosted by Saskatoon Triathlon Club, this event includes individual and team races. Pike Lake, June 24-25, 8:30 a.m. start. See ccnbikes.com/#!/events/living-sky-triathlon.

PRIDE PARADE The marshalling point is under University Bridge at 10 a.m., with the parade through the downtown at 1 p.m. followed by Pride in the Park at Kiwanis Park North with live music, refreshments and more. See Live Music for concert line-up and saskatoonpride.ca for other event details.

FLATLANDS COLLECTIVE: POP-UP MARKET Features handmade, vintage and curated collections. 810 Broadway Ave., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $2 admission.

BUILD A STATIC PILE Workshop on how to build a compost pile. Food Bank Garden Patch, 12:30 p.m.

COLOR ME RAD A 5 km race that involves stops at colour stations. Diefenbaker Park, 9 a.m. See colormerad.com.

ART REACH: FISHY POP-UPS Drop-in art-making hosted by Remai Modern. Frances Morrison Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See remaimodern.org.

KELLY BEDFORD: A LIGHT IN THE DARK Signing for young adult novel about a girl in a post-apocalyptic world. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

CIDER + CHARCUTERIE TASTING Features five hard ciders and a charcuterie board. Glen at Crossmount, 2 p.m. $20. See theglenatcrossmount.ca.

PINK PRIDE STREET PARTY Outdoor party to celebrate Pride Week. Pink Lounge & Nightclub, 9 p.m. $20 advance, $25 door. Proceeds to OutSaskatoon.

MUSIC & WORDS, WORDS & MUSIC Celebration of the written and sung word with author Tom Wayman (who is launching the poetry book Helpless Angels) and the guitar/bass duo John Lent and Mark Nishihara. D’Lish by Tish Café, 7 p.m. Free admission. See thistledownpress.com.

WESTERN CANADIAN ARABIAN BREEDERS CHAMPIONSHIP This evening showcase is open to the public and features majestic Arabian horses doing riding demonstrations, along with an opportunity to tour the barn. Prairieland Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. See saskatoonex.com.

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

Sunday 25

SASKATOON WALK FOR ALS The fundraiser starts at Saskatoon Legion Branch #63 (606 Spadina Cres. W.), with registration at 9:30 a.m. and walk at 11 a.m. See walkforals.ca/find-a-walk/Saskatchewan.

BIDDULPH NATURAL AREA: NATURE HIKE Held as part of Native Prairie Appreciation Week. Location is 25 km south of Saskatoon on Highway #219. 1-4 p.m.  See pcap-sk.org.

FAMILY FUN DAY Includes arts and craft activities, games, races, balloons and refreshments. German Cultural Centre, 2-4:30 p.m. Free admission.

FORESTRY FARM PARK & ZOO: WALKING TOUR Guided tour starts at 2 p.m., with the superintendant’s residence open to visitors from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free admission, with refreshments by donation. See saskatoonzoosociety.ca or call 306-652-9801.

LITTLE STORIES ON THE PRAIRIE Mix of storytelling, poetry and music hosted by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan and Tonight It’s Poetry to celebrate Canadian Multicultural Day. Presenters include Sandi Martinez, Kevin Wesaquate, Zoey Pricelys Roy, Dany Muembo and Jebunnessa Chapola. Underground Café, 7:30-9:30 p.m. See skwriter.com.

COMEDY LAB OPEN MIC Stand-up, sketch and improv comedy hosted by the Williamson brothers. Thirsty Scholar, Sundays with doors at 8 p.m.

Monday 26

CARDS AGAINST COLONIALISM Game show/podcast with host Dakota Ray Hebert and guests Danny Knight, Gitz Derange and Jenny Ryan. Capitol Music Club, 7:30 p.m. $10. See capitolclubyxe.ca.

Tuesday 27

EVERYBODY’S BOOK CLUB Today: Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney The Nest. Frances Morrison Gallery, 2-3:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

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

THIS NIGHT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE Podcast/talk show with Brendan Flaherty. Frances Morrison Gallery, 7-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

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

WOMEN’S NIGHT OUT Queer and allied women’s social. 320 21st St. W., Tuesdays at 7 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

GENDER REVOLUTION Transgender discussion group. 320 21st St. W., Tuesdays at 7 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

Wednesday 28

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

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

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

PAINTED LAND Documentary from 2015 about the search for the original locations of Group of Seven paintings. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

START-UP DRINKS Social gathering for entrepreneurs and professionals. Hose & Hydrant Brewing Co., 5 p.m. See squareonesask.ca.

CHERRY BLOSSOM PAPER LANTERNS Drop-in family-friendly program. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

AMY JO EHMAN: SASKATOON: A HISTORY IN WORDS AND IMAGES Reading and signing for local history book. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

WEIRD AL KARAOKE: DIRTY DISNEY EDITION Hosted by the Williamson Brothers, this monthly event sees people pen and perform parody songs. Buds on Broadway, 8:30 p.m. $5.

Thursday 29

ADULT COLOURING CLUB Drop-in art-making. Frances Morrison Library, 2:30-4 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

THURSDAY NIGHT ART MARKET Show and sale by local artisans runs every Thursday until Sept. 7. Market Square (Ave. A S. & 19th St. W.), 4-9 p.m. See thursdaynightartmarket.ca.

Friday 30

SASKATOON SUMMER PLAYER: ANNIE Opening Day. See Ongoing.

Saturday 1

OPTIMIST CANADA DAY CELEBRATION Starts with a buffet breakfast between 8-10 a.m. ($9), followed by children’s attractions, an Indigenous village, multi-cultural entertainment (Sask Intercultural Association, St. Mary Oskayak Troupe, Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble and more). See Live Music for concert details. Diefenbaker Park, with closing fireworks at 10:40 p.m. See optimistcanadadaysaskatoon.com.

HOUGHTON BOSTON’S TENNIS CLASSIC This tournament features top tennis players from ITF Men’s Futures Pro Circuit in singles and doubles competition. Riverside Badminton and Tennis Club in Saskatoon, July 1-9. Free admission. See saskatoonriverside.com.

Sunday 2

SASKATOON SUMMER PLAYER: SPAMALOT Opening Day. See Ongoing.

Monday 3

PARTICIPACTION 150 PLAY LIST This touring event involves people doing up to 150 different physical activities to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial. Find out more at participACTION.com/150.

Wednesday 5

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

PRAIRIELAND JUNIOR AG SHOWCASE Features light horse, beef, sheep, dairy and “Showcase of Arts” competitions for 4-H members and other youth. Prairieland Park, July 5-10. See saskatoonex.com/juniorag.


Ongoing

SASKATOON PRIDE We’ve got some events scattered throughout the listings, and here’s a few more highlights: Pride Market and Pride Youth Dance (June 23), Parade & Pride in the Park (June 24) and Pool Party (June 25).  For a detailed schedule see saskatoonpride.ca.

A SOLDIER’S WAR Written by Joshua Ramsden, this play is inspired by letters his grandfather wrote while stationed overseas during World War II. Backstage Stage, June 22-25 at 7:30 p.m., June 22-23 at 10 p.m. and June 25 at 2:30 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

JAKE & THE KID Stage version of W.O. Mitchell’s classic prairie tale. Barn Playhouse (25 km. north of Saskatoon), June 22-25 and June 29-July 2. See barnplayhouse.com.

FOOD TRUCK WARS This family-friendly festival includes live entertainment, gymnastic and break dance demonstrations, professional wrestling and food. Sutherland Curling Club, June 23 from 5-10 p.m., June 24 noon-10 p.m., and June 25 noon to 5 p.m. See foodtruckwarsyxe.com.

ANNIE Local production the award-winning Broadway musical based on the Harold Grey comic strip. Presented by Saskatoon Summer Players. Rawlco Radio Hall, June 30 and July 7-8 at 2 p.m., June 30 and July 2 to July 7 at 8 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

SPAMALOT Tony-award winning musical comedy by Eric Idle inspired by the classic comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Presented by Saskatoon Summer Players. Rawlco Radio Hall, July 2 and 9 at 2 p.m., July 2 to July 8 at 8 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

THEATRE IN THE PARK Family-friendly outdoor theatre presentation of The Woodcutter and the Lion. Co-presented by Sum Theatre and Children’s Discovery Museum. Performances are in various parks from July 3-28, with evening shows at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. For locations and dates see sumtheatre.com.

VELOPALOOZA 2017: SASKATOON’S SUPER WEEK OF CYCLING This week long celebration of cycling features daily street and/or off-road events hosted by various organizations. It runs July 1-8, and concludes with a festival bike parade on July 8. See saskatoonsuperweek.ca for details.

LYNN MARSH: TAKING POSITIONS Performance video recorded at Kunsthaus Dahlem in Berlin which was once the studio of official Third Reich sculptor Arno Breker. View online until June 30 at remaimodern.org.

SUMMER CARNIVAL Includes rides and other attractions from West Coast Amusements. Market Mall, June 22-25. See saskatoonmarketmall.com.

ROYAL CANADIAN FAMILY CIRCUS: UNDER THE BIG TOP Includes acrobats, clowns, daredevil stunts and more. Wyant Group Raceway, June 30-July 3. See royalcanadiancircus.ca.

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