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Thursday 5

GENS HELLQUIST SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC This weekly clinic is queer and trans positive and provides free STI testing, rapid HIV testing, pap tests and birth control.  OUTSaskatoon, 5-8 p.m. OUTSaskatoon also offers a broad range of social and support groups. See outsaskatoon.ca.

PAINT NITE: MITTENS This event is geared to adults. Round Prairie Library, 6-8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

DRY STREAK Dinner theatre presentation of Leeann Minogue’s play set on a Saskatchewan farm during a drought in 1988. Mayfair United Church, Dec. 5-6, dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets at 306-382-6446.

YXE INNERCITY CLOTHING SWAP Free adult clothing swap promoting sustainability in the inner-city. Fully accessible event welcoming all genders and sizes. Unclaimed items will benefit the Friendship Inn and EGADZ. The Underground Cafe, 6-10 p.m.

EVENINGS IN LOCAL HISTORY Tonight: City of Saskatoon archivist Jeff O’Brien discusses “Letters From History”. Frances Morrison Library, 7-8 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, 7-9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

RESISTING BIGOTRY AT THE HOLIDAY TABLE Gathering to discuss strategies for addressing bigotry in public settings. Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, 7-8:30 p.m. See thestandcentre.ca.

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 6

THE FOURTH WISEMAN Opening Night. See Ongoing.

JUST EAT IT Screening of a documentary about the problem of food waste. Leslie & Irene Dubé Lecture Theatre, 10-11:45 a.m. Pre-register at healthsciences.usask.ca.

WALK-IN COUNSELLING This clinic is hosted by Family Service Saskatoon and is conducted on a first come first served basis. Carlyle King Library, 1-5 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

HOW WE KEPT CHRISTMAS Guest speaker is Saskatoon city archivist Jeff O’Brien. Frances Morrison Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

XXXMAS SPECTACULAR & BEER CHEER FUNDRAISER Live burlesque performance on a holiday theme with partial proceeds to charity. Hosted by Rosebud Club. Free Flow Dance Centre, (224 25th St. W), doors at 7 p.m. 19+

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Live performance of Dickens’ classic holiday story by John D. Huston. Marr Residence, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7 at 1 and 7:30 p.m. See ontheboards.ca.

TWO TWENTY’S CHRISTMAS PARTY This party includes a potluck and live entertainment. Village Guitar & Amp, 7 p.m. Register at thetwotwenty.ca.

BORED OF DIRECTORS DECEMBER SPECIAL Live improv performance with guest Jenna Berenbaum. La Troupe du Jour (914 20th St W), 9 p.m.

Saturday 7

GARDINER DAM BIRDING TRIP You are advised to bring lunch for this field trip. Departs from Western Development Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See saskatoonnature.org.

SANTA SHUFFLE Proceeds from this walk/run support the Salvation Army’s Christmas family campaign. Masonic Temple, start time is 10 a.m. See santashuffle.ca.

METROPOLITAN OPERA: THE MAGIC FLUTE Broadcast of Mozart’s famous opera which celebrates themes of medieval romance and fairy tales. Scotiabank Theatre, Noon. See cineplex.com.

READING LIKE A WRITER This discussion of Diana Wynn Jones’ novel Howl’s Moving Castle is led by MFA student Hope Houston and is geared to teens. Alice Turner Library, 2-4 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BOOK CLUB Today: Sharon Butula Season of Fury and Wonder. Carlyle King Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BLADES VS KELOWNA ROCKETS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing from 7-9:30 p.m. 306-966-6429.

USASK BALLROOM DANCING CLUB: MONTHLY DANCE Open to members and guests. Trinity Orthodox Hall, dance from 7-10 p.m. See uofsbdc.com.

Sunday 8

HISTORY MATTERS 2: MORE STORIES FROM SASKATCHEWAN Signing for a new book on provincial history by Bill Waiser. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

STRONG KIDS WINTER WONDERLAND This family-oriented event includes Santa photos, indoor snowball fight, refreshments and more. Proceeds support Strong Kids Campaign. YMCA (25 22nd St. E), 1-3 p.m. See ymcasaskatoon.org.

ACCIDENTAL This showcase of contemporary dance features choreography by Karla Kloeble. Dance Ink Studio 3 (817 29th St. W), 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation.

PRETTY FUNNY This comedy drag show stars Iona Whipp and China White. Somewhere Else Pub, show at 8 p.m. All ages.

Tuesday 10

LUFF ACTUALLY: A REZ CHRISTMAS STORY Opening Night. See Ongoing.

RUTH CUTHAND: BEAD HIVES As part of a School of Public Health residency, the Saskatchewan artist will host social beading sessions Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wednesdays from noon-4 p.m. Room E2100, until Dec. 18. See usask.ca.

SWN CHARITY LUNCHEON This holiday luncheon is hosted by Saskatoon Women’s Network. Quality Inn & Suites Hotel, noon-1 p.m. Registration deadline is Dec. 6. See swnsaskatoon.com

STORYTIME AT THE ZOO This child-focused event is co-presented with Saskatoon Public Library. Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo, Dec. 10-11 from 1-2:30 p.m. See saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

WRITE FOR RIGHTS This letter-writing session is hosted by Amnesty International Saskatoon. Augustana Lutheran Church, 4-8 p.m. See amnestysaskatchewan.ca. 

THE WORLDSHAPERS This writing exercise is geared to adults and is led by writer-in-residence Edward Willett. Rusty Macdonald Library, 6-8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WRITE ON This weekly drop-in session for local writers is presented in partnership with Saskatoon Writers’ Collective. Tonight from 6:30-9 p.m. at J.S. Wood Library, and Dec. 11 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Frances Morrison Library. See saskatoonlibrary.ca

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES Branden Neufeld discusses “Worth Saving a Subspecies?” Co-presented in partnership with Saskatchewan Environmental Society. Frances Morrison Library, 7-8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BLADES VS MEDICINE HAT TIGERS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

Wednesday 11

COFFEE WITH YOUR COUNCILLOR This event is hosted by ward 8 councillor Sarina Gersher. Mystic Java, 9-11 a.m.

CHILDREN’S WISH FOUNDATION LUNCHEON This charity event is MC’d by Dave Thomas & Steve Chisholm (CJWW Moo Crew). Hosted by North Saskatoon Business Association. Travelodge Hotel, 11:30 a.m. See nsbasask.com.

PODCAST CLUB Lunch hour gathering for podcast lovers. Today’s pod is Reset which explores why (and how) tech is changing everything. Innovation Place, noon-1 p.m.

FESTIVE DINNER This benefit is hosted by Saskatoon Friendship Inn and includes dinner and entertainment. 619 20th St W, 5:30 p.m. See friendshipinn.ca.

LEARN CREE This weekly drop-in class is open to all ages and is co-presented with Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

PUB STUMPERS This trivia night is sponsored by Black Bridge Brewery. Amigos Catina, 8 p.m. See amigoscantina.com.

PUB TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: Star Wars. Canadian Brewhouse (3150 Preston Ave. S), 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 12

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

BOOK CLUB Today: Seni Glaister Mr. Doubler Begins Again. Cliff Wright Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

WRITERS’ OPEN MIC NIGHT Presented in partnership with Saskatoon Writers’ Collective. Frances Morrison Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

GENS HELLQUIST SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC See Thursday 5.

LET’S GET KNOTTY See Thursday 5.

WEST COAST SWING See Thursday 5.

Friday 13

FROSTY THE SNOW PERSON Opening Day. See Ongoing.

THE FARNDALE AVENUE HOUSING ESTATE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD DRAMATIC SOCIETY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opening Night. See Ongoing.

WALK-IN COUNSELLING This clinic is hosted by Family Service Saskatoon and is conducted on a first come first served basis. Frances Morrison Library, 1-5 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

AN AFTERNOON OF LOCAL HISTORY Today’s topic is greeting cards in the period from 1881-1914. Frances Morrison Library, 2-3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BLADES VS KAMLOOPS BLAZERS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

PHILOSOPHY IN THE COMMUNITY Glen Luther discusses “Police Street Checks as a Roadblock to a Free and Inclusive Saskatchewan”. The Refinery, 7 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Saturday 14

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT: CLARK’S CROSSING First in a series of annual counts to assess the winter bird population. This one focuses on the Martensville/Warman area. See saskatoonnature.org.

ETSY SK’S HOLIDAY MARKET Holiday sale of handmade items by local artists and artisans. High Key Brewing Co., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

SASKATOON GLASSWORKERS GUILD: MEMBERS SALE This show features original art made from glass. Albert Community Centre, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 15 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See saskatoonglassworkersguild.org.

ART REACH: WAX RESIST This drop-in art-making session is geared to kids 4-12, and is co-presented with Remai Modern. Frances Morrison Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

NATURE & NACHOS Social gathering for outdoor and environmental educators. Amigos Cantina, 2-4 p.m. See saskoutdoors.org.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing from 7-9:30 p.m. 306-966-6429.

CHRISTMAS BOOGALOO This event includes a live dance performance at Aden Bowman Theatre at 7 p.m. that is open to all ages followed by a 19+ fiesta at Louis Loft at 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Saskatoon Salsa and def SOL Productions. See saskatoonsalsa.com.

UPTOWN STOMP Social dance hosted by Saskatoon Lindy Hop. 224 25th St. W., beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., social dancing at 8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN RUSH VS NEW ENGLAND BLACKWOLVES The Rush opened the 2019-20 National Lacrosse League season with a narrow 9-8 win on the road against the Colorado Mammoth on Nov.29. Now, they return home to play the Blackwolves. SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See saskrush.com.

Sunday 15

THE NUTCRACKER Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet set on Christmas Eve. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 and 6:50 p.m. See cineplex.com.

BLADES VS P.A. RAIDERS WHL hockey. SaskTel Centre, 4 p.m. See saskatoonblades.com.

Monday 16

DO SASK BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: T. Greenwood Where I Lost Her. RSVP to info@dosask.com. Prairie Ink Restaurant, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Tuesday 17

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.

WRITE ON See Tuesday 10.

Wednesday 18

TIM HORTONS TWINKLE LIGHTS CELEBRATION This event includes public skating, music, refreshments and more. Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza, 5-9 p.m.

3D PRINTING 101 Introductory workshop on using a 3D printer. Saskatoon Makerspace, 5-7:30 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Jennifer Chiaverini Resistance Women. Alice Turner Library, 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

PUB STUMPERS See Wednesday 11.

Thursday 19

PLANET S: NEW ISSUE DAY

BEATS & EATS This event features music and dance performances by youth newcomers, live podcasting, free snacks and more. The Refinery, show at 6:30 p.m.

BOOK CLUB Today’s book: Whitney Scharer The Age of Light. Round Prairie Library, 7 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, 7-9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

GENS HELLQUIST SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC See Thursday 5.

LET’S GET KNOTTY See Thursday 5.

WEST COAST SWING See Thursday 5.

Friday 20

SASKATOON SOAPS The theme for this performance by the local improv comedy troupe is the Star Wars-inspired “The Rise of Soapswalker”. Broadway Theatre, 9:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

WALK-IN COUNSELLING See Friday 6.

Saturday 21

CHRISTMAS TRIVIA This event is hosted by Rocky Pear Trivia, and is open to teams of up to six. Capitol Music Club, 7-9 p.m.

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 7-9:30 p.m. 306-966-6429.

Sunday 22

LIGHTEN UP FUN RUN Runners are encouraged to where a light-accented costume for this evening run. No registration required. d’Lish by Tish Café, 6 p.m.

LIGHTS, CAMERA This Christmas gala is a fundraiser for Autism Services Saskatoon. Sutherland Hall, 6:30 p.m. See autismservices.ca.

ONGOING

THE FOURTH WISEMAN This is a remount of an original production by Dancing Sky Theatre inspired by an 1895 novella by Henry Van Dyke. Includes evening and matinee performances. 201 Queen St. (Meacham), runs Dec. 6-22. See ontheboards.ca.

LUFF ACTUALLY: A REZ CHRISTMAS STORY Holiday comedy by Curtis Peeteetuce about the amorous exploits of Kiwetinohk First Nation residents. The lone holdout? Sihkos, who just wants everyone to leave her alone, especially Chief Richard and band accountant Purdy Parsimonias whom she thinks are corrupt and greedy. Presented by Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre. Broadway Theatre, Dec. 10, 12-14 at 8 p.m., Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. See gtnt.ca.

THE FARNDALE AVENUE HOUSING ESTATE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD DRAMATIC SOCIETY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL Dinner theatre-style presentation of a comedy about an amateur theatre troupe’s bungled attempt to stage Dickens’ holiday classic. Presented by Mini-Fridge Theatre. German Cultural Centre, Dec. 13-14 and 18-21 with pre-show dinner at 5:30 p.m., and a matinee on Dec. 15 with lunch at noon. See minifridgetheatre.com.

FROSTY THE SNOW PERSON This child-friendly puppet play is written by James O’Shea, and is inspired by the famous holiday tale. Presented by Open Wide Children’s Theatre. The Refinery, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., Dec. 14 at 11 a.m., Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 20-21 at 11 a.m., Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. See wideopen.ca.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL This live presentation of Charles Dickens’ heart-warming holiday tale set in Victoria England will be preceded by a banquet. Barn Playhouse (25 km north of Saskatoon), Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 11-14, doors at 6 p.m., Dec. 8 and 15 at 1 p.m. See barnplayhouse.com.

ELF: THE MUSICAL Live presentation of a musical based on the popular 2003 holiday movie about an elf who finds out he’s actually human and sets out from the north pole to find his biological father in New York. Rawlco Radio Hall, until Jan. 5. See persephonetheatre.org.

BHP ENCHANTED FOREST The theme of this year’s drive-through holiday light display is Starry, Starry Nights. Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, 5:30-10 p.m. Until Jan. 6. See enchanted-forest.org.

CHRISTMAS GLOW This holiday light spectacular is open weekdays 3-9 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-10 p.m. Praireland Park, until Dec. 28. See glowgardens.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.

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.


LIVE MUSIC

Thursday 5

THE BARRELMEN at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

WAYLON, WILLIE, CASH: OUTLAWS & HIGHWAYMEN at TCU Place, 7 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

APOLLO CRUZ at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Friday 6

HOLIDAY HOOPLA Child-friendly sing-a-long concert with Sylvia Chave. The Refinery, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. See ontheboards.ca.

THE ROCKET MAN & PIANO MAN (tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel) at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

THE BARRELMEN at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

BRIAN PAUL D.G. AND FRIENDS (Something New CD release) at  d’lish by Tish Café, 7 p.m.

PASSA PASSA B4 XMAS DANCE PARTY at JT’s Bar & Grill (2404 8th St. E), 10 p.m.

BANGA OFF XI at Coors Event Centre, show at 9 p.m. See coorseventcentre.com.

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

COREY MORGAN at HomeQuarter Coffeehouse and Bakery, show at 7 p.m.

RAYANNAH with respectfulchild and Sckuse at PAVED Arts, 9 p.m.

Saturday 7

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

WASTED HERETICS (album release) with Singularity and Lutheran at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

NO HURRY TRIO at Prairie Ink Restaurant, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

EVERY GYAL AH WHINE UP! (Caribbean dance party) at Federation Des Francophones (308 4th Ave. N), 10 p.m.

THE PARADIGM SHIFT featuring Aboriginal Poet, Bex, Dafine Music, Hawvee, Kross LePage, Loud Voice, Lethal and Madd Profit at Black Cat Tavern.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS with Tadoma, The Hourhand, Dirty & The Perks, Doctor Booty Quiver and Small City Blues at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

RIVER’S EDGE at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Sunday 8

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.

THE TENORS: WONDER OF CHRISTMAS TOUR featuring Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray and Fraser Walters at TCU Place, 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

OPEN MIC FINALS with host Dylan Evans at Black Cat Tavern, 9 p.m.

Monday 9

COCO LOVE ALCORN (album release for Rebirth) with Saskatoon Unitarian Circle of Song, Nephesh Spirit and more at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

EDDIE ROBERTSON ELECTRIC BLUES BAND at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

DAX with guests Dorian Thorson, Kusch Park, Mal, Big B YXE and Stilly306 at Sutherland Hall, doors at 7 p.m.

Tuesday 10

OPEN JAM with host Cory King (Clara Lessa Band/King MGMT) at Capitol Music Club, 8 p.m.

EDDIE ROBERTSON ELECTRIC BLUES BAND at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Wednesday 11

JEFFERY STRAKER: A VERY PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

EDDIE ROBERTSON ELECTRIC BLUES BAND at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Thursday 12

HOLIDAY HOOPLA Child-friendly sing-a-long concert with Sylvia Chave. The Refinery, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. See ontheboards.ca.

A MILK MONEY CONCERT with Rhonda Gallant Morari, Sylvia Chave and Freida at The Refinery, 7:30 p.m. See ontheboards.ca.

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

Friday 13

GILLIAN SNIDER & THE WHISKEY JERKS at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

ALEX BENT + THE EMPTINESS with VBRTR, The Sex Geckos, Connor Newton Music and TEFRONDON at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

BRIAN DI GUISEPPE & EVERT VAN OLST at HomeQuarter Coffeehouse and Bakery, show at 7 p.m.

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

HIRED GUN at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

UNDERCOVER PIRATES at Somewhere Else Pub, 9 p.m.

Saturday 14

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

BONEY M FEATURING LIZ MITCHELL (Holiday Favourites & Classic Hits) at TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

GEORGE EVANS at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX VOLUME ONE featuring Flippin’ Tapes, The Confusionaires, Ultimate Power Duo and The Lunatic Touch at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

PRETTY IN PUNK FEST featuring Mobina Galore, The Ripperz and Hit The Streets at Black Cat Tavern.

BAGPIPES AND BEAVERS (Christmas Hoolie) at d’Lish by Tish Café, 7:30 p.m.

A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS featuring Memory Lane with Rachael Dean at Nutana Legion, 8 p.m.

3 MOONJASK (tape release) featuring Hierocliffs, VC Vibes, Brendamachine at PAVED Arts, 9 p.m.

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

UNDERCOVER PIRATES at Somewhere Else Pub, 9 p.m.

Sunday 15

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

CHRISTMAS WITH SOLSTICE at the Bassment, 2 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

BONEY M FEATURING LIZ MITCHELL (Holiday Favourites & Classic Hits) at TCU Place, 2 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

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

Monday 16

KACY & CLAYTON at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

NIGEL MACK at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Tuesday 17

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

NIGEL MACK at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Wednesday 18

NIGEL MACK at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Thursday 19

CLOSE TALKER at Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

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

Friday 20

PARAB POET & THE HIP HOP HIPPIES with AYE and DJ Chaps at Capitol Music Club, 8 p.m.

NIGEL MACK BIG BLUES ATTACK at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

A HOLLY, JOLLY, HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS! featuring Dan Julien and Friends at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

JACK WALTON DUO at Prairie Ink Restaurant, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

DARK CHRISTMAS III featuring Mongol, Cell, Thalass, Chronobot, Cosmic Doom and Black Sun Tales at Black Cat Tavern.

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

SCREAMER at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Saturday 21

KARRNNEL with guest fiddlers Kimberly and Kanndece Sawitsky at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

ONE BAD SON with guests at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

THE RADIATION FLOWERS (album release for Stuck in a Maze) with Foggy Notions and Fusarium at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

A RAMONES CHRISTMAS with Eh Oh! Let’s Go! and The Hurry Hards at Black Cat Tavern.

JACK WALTON DUO at Prairie Ink Restaurant, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

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

RICHIE B. at Nutana Legion, 8 p.m.

TOPHER MILS at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudeaone.com.

Jazz & Classical

Thursday 5

CELEBRATING MUSICAL DIVERSITY featuring USask Concert Band at Quance Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

Friday 6

MATT ARSENAULT TRIO at Prairie Ink Restaurant, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Saturday 7

SSO POPS CONCERT: CHRISTMAS WITH THE SSO Guest artists include Elly Thorn (vocalist), Dean McNeill (trumpet) and the University Chorus. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

RORY LYNCH QUARTET with Ian Summach (guitar), Kyle Krysa (drums) and Nevin Buehler (bass) at d’Lish by Tish, show at 7:30 p.m.

JAZZ SINGER YULEFEST with guest vocalists Grant Currie, B.J. Harris, Robyn Knight, Kathi Lewis, Pat Mitchell, Jessica Robinson, Kathryn Schulz, and Gillian Snider and musicians Kim Salkeld (piano), Sheldon Corbett (sax), Gent Laird (bass) and Arlan Kopp (drums) at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Sunday 8

WINTERFEST featuring Saskatoon Concert Band Auxiliary playing works by Schubert and Grundman, along with holiday favorites, movie themes and marches. Grace-Westminster United Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonconcertband.ca.

CHRISTMAS IS IN THE AIR presented by Eclipse Chorus with live band and guest artist Eileen Laverty at Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See eclipsechorus.com

Thursday 12

JOY OF VOX Annual holiday-themed concert presented by local choral group with over 200 members. Holy Family Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. See joyofvox.com.

Friday 13

SSO BAROQUE SERIES: HANDEL’S MESSIAH Guest artists include Danika Lorèn (soprano), Lisa Hornung (alto), Spencer McKnight (tenor), Adam Harris (bass) and Saskatoon Symphony Chorus. Knox United Church, 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

JOY OF VOX See Thursday 12.

Saturday 14

SSO BAROQUE SERIES: HANDEL’S MESSIAH Sing-a-long version with guest artists from the Dec. 13 performance. Knox United Church, 2 p.m. See saskatoonsymphony.org.

JOY OF VOX See Thursday 12.

OFF THE CHARTS at Prairie Ink Restaurant, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Sunday 15

SASKATOON CHAMBER SINGERS: MYSTERY & MEMORIES This concert program includes Marcin Mielczewski’s Magnificat; Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols; A Dylan Thomas Christmas along with Christmas carols and holiday reminiscences. Knox United Church, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonchambersingers.ca.

PRAIRIE WINTER presented by Cecilian Singers with conductor Colin Elliott and accompanist Diane Bestvater .at Zion Lutheran Church, 3 p.m.

WINTER WONDERS featuring Saskatoon Youth Orchestra at Hilton Garden Inn, 6:30 p.m. See syo.ca.

Friday 20

A HOLLY, JOLLY, HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS! featuring vocalist Dan Julien and Emmett Fortosky (upright bass), Matthew Arsenault (keys), Nathan Abramyk (drums) and Rory Lynch (saxophone) at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

GILLIAN SNIDER & KIM SALKELD’S BLUE CHRISTMAS JAZZ SHOW at HomeQuarter Coffeehouse and Bakery, show at 7 p.m.

Saturday 21

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE MEETS A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS presented the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra and guest artists Quinn Greene and Tatrina Tai at Broadway Theatre, show at 7:30 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

SASKATOON FIRESIDE SINGERS: CHRISTMAS MEMORIES This annual holiday celebration features guest artist Thomas Yu (piano). TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

Sunday 22

SASKATOON FIRESIDE SINGERS: CHRISTMAS MEMORIES This annual holiday celebration features guest artist Thomas Yu (piano). TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.


MOVIES

Opening

Friday 6

PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE Lego has enjoyed success with its movies, now Playmobil steps into the ring. The plot sees two orphans (Anya Taylor-Joy and Gabriel Bateman) still suffering PTSD from the tragic death of their parents get magically transported to Playmobil World. Hmmn… sounds a little grim. But then, Playmobil is a German company.

Friday 13

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL Through some plot contrivance involving Spencer secretly reassembling the video game after it got destroyed in the first sequel (I guess) the crew gets sucked into the game for a third time.  

BLACK CHRISTMAS This remake of a 1974 Canadian slasher flick (which Broadway Theatre is screening on Dec. 5) has a similar plot, with sorority girls being stalked over the holidays. But in keeping with our modern, more feminist times, the girls are a lot feistier — to the point of being depicted in the poster holding makeshift weapons including a tangled string of Christmas lights, a baseball bat, small axe and what looks like a cricket bat or maybe an oar.

A HIDDEN LIFE This Terence Mallick film is inspired by the true story of a devout Catholic farmer in Austria who refused to fight on the Nazi side in World War II.

RICHARD JEWELL Does the title of this Clint Eastwood-directed movie ring a bell? If you’re a sports fan, and in your late thirties or older, it perhaps does. I’ll give you a hint. The 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Thursday 19

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Like I noted in the intro, if Shane was blurbing this final episode in the nine-part “Skywalker Saga” he’d ace it. Me, not so much. I can tell you, though, that Saskatoon Soaps is doing a comedy improv show inspired by The Rise of Skywalker at Broadway Theatre on Dec. 20.

Friday 20

CATS When the trailer for the movie version of the famous Broadway musical was released in July, you might recall, the CGI that was used to help the actors look and behave like felines freaked people out. Soon, audiences will have the chance to get the full 1hr and 50 minute experience. Should be interesting.

Cineplex Flashback Series

Friday 13

9:30 SCROOGED Bill Murray stars as an uber-cynical and self-absorbed TV exec in Richard Donner’s modern retelling of Dickens’ Christmas classic. Additional screenings on Dec. 15 at 10:15 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 9:35 p.m.

Broadway Theatre

Thursday 5

9:00 BLACK CHRISTMAS The remake that’s hitting theatres Dec. 13 stars Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue and Cary Elwes, while Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder and John Saxon star in this 1974 Canadian version.

Saturday 7

8:00 RUN WOLF, RUN This is the premiere of a Saskatchewan-shot psychological thriller by director Carli Robertson. The plot centres on a woman (Adreanna Boucher) struggling with substance abuse after a personal tragedy. With a history of blacking out and not being able to remember the night before, she awakens one night in the woods, lost and in danger.

Sunday 15

7:00 GREENER GRASS Nothing symbolizes the suburban dream like a lush lawn — along with an SUV of course, an attached garage, backyard deck for BBQing, sports field for the kids to play on, maybe a swimming pool, a nearby mall or big box cluster, and a few dozen other things. This film by Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe satirizes it all. Additional screenings Dec. 17 at 9 p.m., Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

9:00 VARDA BY AGNÈS This autobiographical documentary sees the French director examine her unique approach to cinema. Additional screenings Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., Dec. 18 at 9 p.m.

Roxy Theatre

Friday 6

THE GOOD LIAR Con man Ian McKellan tries to fleece Helen Mirren — only to find out he’s bitten off more than he can chew.

PAIN AND GLORY Rather than blurb this Pedro Almodóvar movie which stars Antonio Banderas an aging film director reflecting back on his life, I’ll turn it over to Jorge, who has a review this issue.

Friday 13

THE TWO POPES This Fernando Meirelles drama is based on a 2017 play by Anthony McGarten called The Pope. What gives, you’re perhaps thinking. Did Meirelles introduce a goofy plot twist like a clone or something? No, it’s just that the story concerns a fictional interaction over several years between Pope Benedict XVI and his eventual successor Pope Francis (then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio). So it’s kind of like there are two popes. Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star.