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Thursday 16

WOMEN’S CANADIAN FAST PITCH CHAMPIONSHIP This tournament features teams from across Canada. Off-field events are at Gordie Howe Sports Complex, while the games are at Bob Van Impe Stadium & Joe Gallagher Field, until Aug. 19.  See

FOLKFEST 2018 This event offers Saskatonians a great opportunity to pull a Jules Verne and tour the world, sampling food, music, dance and bevies from different countries and cultures. Multiple venues, Aug. 16–17 from 5 p.m. to midnight and Aug. 18 from 3 p.m. to midnight. See

THURSDAY NIGHT ART MARKET This weekly event includes local artists, artisans and live entertainment. Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, every Thursday from 5–9 p.m. See

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 for details.

ELECTRONICS 101 This one night course provides basic information on electronics. Saskatoon Makerspace (140 Ave. C S.), 6–9 p.m. See

BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Jess Walter Beautiful Ruins Round Prairie Library, 7 p.m. See

BAR TRIVIA Tonight’s theme: Legacy Night. Mana Bar, 7 p.m.

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

ASKATUNE Music trivia hosted Charly Hustle & Burke of Rock. Woods Alehouse, 8 p.m.

Friday 17

ROCK 102 SHOW & SHINE KICKOFF Wyant Group Raceway, 7 p.m. See

LUNCH & LEARN This event is hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Office of Sustainability. Today’s topic: Renewable Energy: Barriers and Opportunities. University Services Building, noon to 1 p.m. There is a second gathering on the same topic later that day at Louis Pub from 5 to 6 p.m. See

SIR RACE NIGHT Today’s event: Points Race. Saskatchewan International Speedway, 6 p.m., with another Points Race Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m. See

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

WILDSIDE WRESTLING Live professional wrestling. Sutherland Hall, bell at 8 p.m. See

YUK YUKS COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Tony Binns and Trevor Campbell. Park Town Hotel, 9 p.m. See

Saturday 18

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET 19th St. & Ave. B, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m.–2 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. See

SHOW & SHINE WEEKEND Billed as Canada’s largest classic car show, this festival features vehicle-related events such as races and poker rallies. The festival caps off with a downtown show and shine on Sunday with over 900 vehicles on display. Aug. 18–19. See

WILD WEEKENDS Each weekend throughout the summer there will be special presentations on wildlife by zoo interpreters with Ask-Me-Carts. Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo, every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See

ART IN THE GARDEN Show and sale of original pottery, paintings and photography by Karen Maguire, Mel Bolen, Kathleen Slavin, Karen Holden, Sylvia Thompson and John Perret. 16 Cambridge Cres., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 19 from noon to 5 p.m. 306-491-7607.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Proceeds from this tournament go to Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation. Sports on Tap (2606 Lorne Ave.), 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Open to players 19+. More information at

SILK SCREEN 101 This three hour course provides basic information on silk screening. Saskatoon Makerspace (140 Ave. C S.), 11 a.m.–2 p.m. See

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 9:15–11:45 p.m. Campus Drive. See

Sunday 19

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON X-RAY MICROSCOPY This conference will involve guest-lecturers and researchers from around the world. It’s co-hosted by the Canadian Light Source and the University of Saskatchewan, and will run from Aug. 19–24. See

RACEWAY EXPERIENCE This day-long event offers a behind-the-scenes look at the sport of car-racing. Wyant Group Raceway, 10 a.m. See

COFFEE & CONNECTION Social gathering featuring coffee, conversation and presentations by Lori Chartier and Cassandra Grisdale. Hosted by Grounded Goodness. River Landing Amphitheatre, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

LASER CUTTING 101 This three hour course provides basic information on laser cutting. Saskatoon Makerspace (140 Ave. C S.), 11 a.m.–2 p.m. See

FOOD NOT BOMBS Weekly Sunday gathering to discuss issues such as peace, food security and sustainability. Westside Community Clinic (1528 20th St. W.), 2–4 p.m. For more information e-mail

Monday 20

SASK SISTERHOOD Social gathering featuring presentations by Susan Gallagher and Deanna Litz. Hosted by Grounded Goodness. Soul Paper (118 20thSt. W.), 6–8 p.m.

Tuesday 21

SWINGIN’ ON THE SASKATCHEWAN River Landing Amphitheatre, every Tuesday until late September. Beginner lesson 7 p.m., dancing 8–10 p.m. No partner required, all skill levels welcome. See

PUB TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: Rick & Morty TV show. Hudsons Saskatoon (401 21 St. E.), 7:30 p.m.

SALSA SANADORA’S CUBANA RUEDA This free event includes a one-hour workshop at 8 p.m. followed by a social dance. Piggy’s Pub & Grill, 8 p.m.

Wednesday 22

HAVING HOPE AT HOME Opening Night. See Ongoing.

YOGA IN THE BOWL Outdoor lunch hour yoga class for students, staff and faculty. In case of rain, this will be held in the PAC Dance Studio. University of Saskatchewan, every Wednesday this summer from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. See

ALL ABOUT US This singles social group for people in their 50s through 70s meets every Wednesday for a movie, restaurant meal or other activity. No membership dues. For more information e-mail

RUTH CUTHAND: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE This residency with Saskatchewan First Nations artist Ruth Cuthand will run throughout the summer. Co-presented with Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Gordon Oaks Red Bear Student Centre, every Wednesday from 1–4 p.m. See

CEREMONIAL TREE PLANTING & COMMUNITY BBQ This event is presented by CHEP Good Food with support from Tree Canada and CN Rail. 19th St. W & Ave. L, 4–6 p.m. See

AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED CLASSICS Screening of family-friendly animated shorts. Freda Ahenakew Library, 6 p.m. See

PAINT NITE AT THE LIBRARY Social evening of art-making for people 16+. J.S. Wood Library, 6 p.m. See

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

LIVING SKIES TOASTMASTERS CLUB New members are welcome to join this club dedicated to communication and leadership skills. They meet Wednesdays from 7–9 p.m. at Ideas Inc. (120 Sonnenschein Way). See

Thursday 23

SYPE SUMMER PATIO PARTY Social gathering for young entrepreneurs and professionals. Drift Vista Lounge, 6–8 p.m. Register at

BAR TRIVIA Tonight’s theme: Sitcom Vol. 1. Mana Bar, 7 p.m.

LADIES THAT BEER This is an organizational meeting for a new group for women who enjoy craft beer. Prairie Sun Brewery (2020 Quebec Ave.), 7 p.m.

Friday 24

TIM HORTONS COW HORSE FUTURITY & DERBY Weekend showcase of cows and horses. Prairieland Park, Aug. 24–25. See

MIND THE GAP Evening event which includes dinner, a silent auction and a dance, along with discussion about the importance of food security in helping people maintain good health. Includes music by Local Flavour and Rock Candy. Hosted by Students Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health. O’Brians Event Centre, 5:30 p.m. See

SIR RACE NIGHT Today’s event: Points Race. Saskatchewan International Speedway, 6 p.m. See

YUK YUKS COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Myles Morrison and Nick Beaton. Park Town Hotel, 9 p.m. See

Saturday 25

COED SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCIALS This tournament features slo-pitch teams from across the province. UMEA Park, 8 a.m. See

WATCH THE SKIES! This megagame is premised on the idea of UFOs arriving on Earth. Evangelical Free Church (3102 Laurier Dr.), 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Proceeds support the SaskGames charity Play With Your Food. See

GARDEN GARAGE SALE This annual sale isn’t limited to gardening items, but also includes other things found at garage sale. Hosted by Saskatoon Horticultural Society. 571 Adilman Dr., 9 a.m.–3 p.m. See

MUDDY BUDDY FAMILY FUN OBSTACLE RUN This family-friendly event is geared to people and their pets. Proceeds support the Saskatchewan SPCA. Blackstrap Provincial Park, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. See

TRUCKTASTIC 2018 This event is open to people 3 and up, and offers them a chance to get up close with all sorts of big service trucks. Presented by Family Service Saskatoon. Prairieland Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10, $30 for family pass. See

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

SKLAN This weekend tournament offers an opportunity to play various on-line games. Presented by SKL eSports. Travelodge Hotel, Aug. 25–26, starting at noon. See

LARRY SMITH: ANATOMY OF THE SOUL Signing for a memoir about personal reflection. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See

GARDEN PATCH WORKSHOP: HARVEST WILDFLOWER SEEDS Hosted by Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre and Blazing Star Wildflower Seed Company. Saskatoon Food Bank (202 Ave. C. S.), 1–3 p.m. See

SPORTING CLAYS FUN SHOOT, STEAK SUPPER & AUCTION This event features different types of target shooting to help people gear up for hunting season. Saskatoon Gun Club, 1:30–10 p.m. See

SPORTSMAN RACE FOR THE CURE Wyant Group Raceway, 6 p.m. See

HILLTOPS VS CALGARY COLTS See photo spotlight for more information. SMF Field, 7 p.m. See

AUGUST SOCIAL DANCE This event is hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Ballroom Dancing Club. Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral (919 20th St. W.), 7–10 p.m. See

Sunday 26

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, 8 a.m. See

WALKING TOUR & OPEN HOUSE Includes a free tour of the superintendent’s house and other area of the national historic site. Refreshments available, donations encouraged. Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, 1:30–3:30 p.m., with the tour at 2 p.m. See

Monday 27

PGI GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR LITERACY This tournament is hosted by READ Saskatoon, with proceeds to support local literacy. It includes 18 holes of golf and an awards banquet. Saskatoon Golf & Country Club, registration at 8:30 a.m. See

COUNCIL MEETING City Hall, regular business 1 p.m., public hearing 6 p.m. See for agenda.

Tuesday 28

DO SASK BOOK CLUB This book club is open to all members of the public. Tonight’s book. Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See

SALSA SANADORA’S CUBANA RUEDA This free event includes a one-hour workshop at 8 p.m. followed by a social dance. Piggy’s Pub & Grill, 8 p.m.

Wednesday 29

LUNCH AND LEARN Guest speaker is Carolynn Chow who will discuss “Hire Better People, Who Stay Longer, Faster”. Wallstreet Common (310 Wall St.), noon to 1 p.m. See

BUSINESS GROWTH LUNCHEON Guest speaker is Shenuka Wickramasinghe who will discuss “Cash Flow Management”. SREDA (103-202 Fourth Ave. N.), noon to 1 p.m. See 

GARDEN PATCH WORKSHOP: CANNING PICKLES Hosted by Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. Saskatoon Food Bank (202 Ave. C. S.), 5–7 p.m. See

POPCORN & ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIES This event includes a reception at the Remai Modern followed by a screening of the documentary Driven: The Ken Achs Story. Persephone Theatre, 5–9 p.m. Sold out. See

TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: Batman Vol. 1. Woods Alehouse, 8 p.m.

Thursday 30

BBQ FUNDRAISER This event is hosted by Lupus SK Society. Stonebridge Co-op Food Store, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. See

NEW STUDENT WELCOME Open house for new Métis, First Nations and Inuit students. Gordon Oakes Red Bear Centre, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. See

JOHN EARLY: TALES OF A MODERN NOMAD Reading and signing for a book about the author’s adventures while travelling the world. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See

BAR TRIVIA Tonight’s theme: Netflix Originals Vol. 1: Stranger Things. Mana Bar, 7 p.m.

Friday 31

NUTRIEN FIREWORKS FESTIVAL This festival features two evenings of fireworks choreographed to music. There’s also live entertainment by different cultural groups including Sask Express, an art and craft market and other activities for children and adults. River Landing and Friendship Park, Aug. 31–Sept. 1. See

WAHKOTOWNINA É OSIHTÁHK / CREATING RELATIONSHIPS This public forum on Indigenous knowledge is co-hosted by University of Waikato (New Zealand) and University of Saskatchewan. Quance Theatre, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a performance by Maori artists Kahutoi Mere Te Kanawa and Tawhanga Mary-Legs Nopera at Remai Modern from 2–4 p.m. See

BREATHE-911-RYDE This spin cycle fundraiser is hosted by the Lung Association of Saskatchewan. River Landing East, 7:30 p.m. See

THOROUGHBRED RACING Marquis Downs, every Friday and Saturday, post time at 6:35 p.m. Racing season will end with the Saskatchewan Derby on Sept. 8. See

HUSKIES VS ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS The Huskies look to rebound from a sub-par 2017 season where they finished out of the playoffs with a 2–6 record. First up is a game against the Golden Bears who finished fourth last year with a 3–5 record. Griffiths Stadium, 7 p.m., with pre-game festivities at 5 p.m. See

IT’S JUST DRAG PRESENTS: BEACH PARTY! Live drag show hosted by Onyx Blac. Diva’s Nightclub, show at 10 p.m.

Saturday 1

WILD WEEKENDS Each weekend throughout the summer there will be special presentations on wildlife by zoo interpreters with Ask-Me-Carts. Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo, Sept. 1–3 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See

SILK SCREEN 101 This three hour course provides basic information on silk screening. Saskatoon Makerspace (140 Ave. C S.), 11 a.m.–2 p.m. See

HUSKIES VS ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS Canada West men’s soccer. Potash Corp Park, noon. See

GARDEN PATCH WORKSHOP: CANNING SALSA Hosted by Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. Saskatoon Food Bank (202 Ave. C. S.), 1–4 p.m. See

MICK FOLEY: 20 YEARS OF HELL Personal appearance by the well-known professional wrestler. Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See

UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY Free public viewing Saturdays from 8:30–11 p.m. Campus Drive. See

Sunday 2

HUSKIES VS MACEWEN COLLEGE Canada West men’s soccer. Potash Corp Park, 4 p.m. See


HAVING HOPE AT HOME This stage comedy tells the story of four generations of the Bingham family trying to survive on the family farm. Performances run Aug. 22–25 and Aug. 29–Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 26 and Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Barn Playhouse (25 km. north of Saskatoon). See

SHAKESPEARE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN The three plays are: the classic tragedy Hamlet, the romantic comedy Merry Wives of Windsor and Titus A. which takes place in Roman times and is reputed to be Shakespeare’s most violent play. And while it’s being performed by puppets, it still comes with an advisory for mature audiences only. Until Aug. 19. See

CIRCLE GAME: REIMAGINING THE MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL This musical by Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman features reimagined versions of classic songs by Joni Mitchell. Presented by Firehall Arts Centre. Rawlco Radio Hall, until Aug. 26, with evening performances at 8 p.m. and select matinees at 2 p.m. See

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS Organized by galleries in Regina, Saskatoon and other locales, Roadside Attractions involves the display of public art works by over 20 artists in different spots in Saskatchewan. Until Aug. 31. See

FAIR BREEZE Exhibition of plein air painted fans by Chinese artists with scenes from both China and Canada. Three Stone Art Studio (Warman), until Aug. 31, with a reception Aug. 17 from 6–9 p.m.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SHOP Books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines for all ages that have been withdrawn from circulation are available for bargain prices. Frances Morrison Library, open Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Proceeds go to non-budgetary library projects.

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


Thursday 16

ANDRE PETTIPAS AND THE GIANTS with Zelda Belladonna and Moonrunners at Capitol Music Club. See

DUELING PIANOS (party music request show) at The Thirsty Scholar, music at 8 p.m.

UNDER COVER PIRATES at Bud’s on Broadway. See

Friday 17

ROCK THE RIVER featuring Toronto (6 p.m.), Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd (7:15 p.m.) and Nazareth (8:30 p.m.) at Bessborough Gardens. See

SUMMER FLING XII with Bleubird, Thesis Sahib, Kay the Aquanaut, Factor Chandelier,

Dayda Banks and Stone Cold Party Rockers at Amigos Cantina. See

GOOD ENOUGH with Mandible Klaw and Xembryos at Black Cat Tavern.

FERNY TURNBULL at Bud’s on Broadway. See

TWO TALL DUDES at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

DUELING PIANOS (party music request show) at The Thirsty Scholar, music at 9 p.m.

Saturday 18

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

REGGAE & WORLD MUSIC FEST featuring performances by hoop dancer Terrance Littletent, the Randy Woods Band and Oral Fuentes Reggae Band at O’Brians Event Centre, 9 p.m. See

ROCK THE RIVER featuring Lee Aaron (3:30 p.m.), Men Without Hats (5 p.m.), Sweet (6:40 p.m.) and Little River Band (8:30 p.m.) at Bessborough Gardens. See

THE RAG TAG MISFIT TOUR with Carolyn Mark, Shirley Gnome, Kris Demeanor and Old Seed at Amigos Cantina. See

CHROME EMPIRE with guests at Capitol Music Club, doors at 9 p.m. $10.

PRO REVOLUTIONS: POSITIVE VIBES HIP HOP SHOW featuring local hip hop artists at Black Cat Tavern.

ROCK CANDY at Bud’s on Broadway. See

GOLD TONES at Royal Canadian Legion, 8 p.m.

Sunday 19

ROCK THE RIVER featuring Prism (3:30 p.m.), Gino Vannelli (5 p.m.), Kim Mitchell (6:40 p.m.) and Trooper (8:30 p.m.) at Bessborough Gardens. See

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

SUNDAY JAM at Bud’s on Broadway, Sundays at 8 p.m. See

Monday 20

INSANE CLOWN POSSE with guests at O’Brians Event Centre. See

THE SNYDERS at Bud’s on Broadway. See

Tuesday 21

THE SNYDERS at Bud’s on Broadway. See

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

Wednesday 22

GOPHER BROKE at the Franklin Retirement Residence (220 24th St. E.), noon to 1 p.m. Proceeds, which include a BBQ lunch for $5, go to Habitat for Humanity. See

THE SNYDERS at Bud’s on Broadway. See

Thursday 23

MUSIC FOR THE GUT 8 Benefit concert featuring live music and dance performances with guest artists Jay Semko, Theresa Sokyrka, a 40 voice choir and more. TCU Place, 7:30 p.m. Proceeds go to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. See

Friday 24

FOR A LIFE UNBURDENED with Commencing Human Desperation and guests at Black Cat Tavern.

EMMETT HALL with Royal Oak at Amigos Cantina. See

CORNER GRASS at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

TOPHER MILS at Bud’s on Broadway. See

Saturday 25


HOLY VOID with The Switching Yard and Shirley & The Pyramids at Amigos Cantina. See

TOPHER MILS at Bud’s on Broadway. See

ANNA HAVERSTOCK (vinyl release for Coasting In Dreams) with The Utilities and Kasia Leigh Leonard at Black Cat Tavern, show at 10 p.m. $10.

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

Sunday 26

CROSS COUNTRY SHOW BAND: CHUCKWAGON SUPPER & SHOW with the Rivercity Squares and Bridge City Cloggers at German Cultural Centre, time t.b.a. 306-244-6869 ext 203.

Monday 27

BLACK PISTOL FIRE with guests at Louis’ Pub. 19+.


Tuesday 28

SAM WEBER at Capitol Music Club.


Wednesday 29

THE PADDLE WHEELERS at the Franklin Retirement Residence (220 24th St. E.), noon to 1 p.m. Proceeds, which include a BBQ lunch for $5, go to Habitat for Humanity. See


Thursday 30

BREWSTER & THE ROOSTERS at Bud’s on Broadway. See

POP UP JAM 8 featuring host Eliza Doyle and guests Skaravan 1969 and Big Fat Calico Cat at Capitol Music Club, doors at 7 p.m. See

Friday 31

CHAD VALLEY with 3 Ninjasks at Amigos Cantina. See

BOOMLAG (EP release) with Nature Of and Ecila at Capitol Music Club.

NATALIE STRUCK DUO at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

THE CHICKEN HEADS at Bud’s on Broadway. See

Saturday 1

THE FACEPLANTS with Moontan and Chasing Illusion at Capitol Music Club, Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

HELL HOUNDS with Singularity, Pythonic and Aiseiri at Black Cat Tavern.

MICHAEL SIMON TRIO at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See

SASKATOON RHYTHMAIRES at Royal Canadian Legion (606 Spadina Cres. W.), 8 p.m.

Sunday 2

FUTURE ISLANDS with guests at Capitol Music Club, show at 8 p.m. Sold out.

Jazz & Classical

Thursday 16

BERNSTEIN AT 100 presented by Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra with guest artist Warren Lee (piano). The program includes selected works by Bernstein, Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue for solo piano) and Liszt (Sonata in B Minor). University of Saskatchewan Convocation Hall, 7:30 p.m. See

Saturday 18

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

Tuesday 21

LYELL GUSTIN RECITAL SERIES featuring Leslie Ann Bradley (soprano) and Rachel Andrist (piano) performing works by Mozart, Brahms, Dvorak, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Sondheim and more. St. Andrew’s Church (436 Spadina Cres. E.), 7:30 p.m., with a pre-concert talk 6:45 p.m. Children 12 and under free if accompanied by an adult. See


It’s the dog days of summer. Literally, in my case, since at least two movies below feature dog themes, and there are sure to be a few dogs as far as quality goes too. /Shane Hnetka


Friday 17

ALPHA Kodi Smit-McPhee is a hunter in the Upper Paleolithic who befriends a wolf, thus beginning the domestication of dogs. That’s probably how it happened too, scientists think. Dogs were the first animal we domesticated, and the oldest evidence goes back to a dog found buried with humans around 12,000 BCE, so we were still hunter-gathers then and hadn’t developed agriculture.

MILE 22 Mark Wahlberg is a CIA agent based in Indonesia who must run a gauntlet of mobsters and corrupt police to get a “high priority asset” to an extraction point. Looks like your standard action film.

CRAZY RICH ASIANS When Constance Wu accompanies boyfriend Henry Golding to China for a wedding, she finds out that he comes from a very wealthy family — and his mother, Michelle Yeoh doesn’t like her. AWKWARD.

Friday 24

A.X.L.  A young man teaches a heavily armed, experimental military dog-bot a to play “fetch”. Reminds me of the movie C.H.O.M.P.S. about a robot guard dog portrayed with state-of-the-art 1979 “glue bits of plastic to a live dog” special effects. C.H.O.M.P.S.’ all-star cast featured Valerie Bertinelli, Land Of The Lost hunk Wesley Eure, Diff’rent Strokes dad Conrad Bain, Jim “Thurston Howell III” Backus and Academy Award winner Red Buttons as “Bracken, the bungling burgler”. Ah, the ’70s. At least it gave us sleestaks.

THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS  The late, great Jim Henson’s son Brian is behind this movie that’s sort of like Who Framed Roger Rabbit but with swearing, fornicating and drug-using puppets. Sesame Street sued the film for its tag line, “No Sesame, all Street,” but  lost. Looks wacky. Hey, if repulsive puppet movies are your thing, check out Peter Jackson’s Meet the Feebles. It’s … something else. You’ll probably need therapy afterward.

SEARCHING A low budget thriller about a father (John Cho) looking for his missing daughter by going through her computer. The movie is shot in point-of-view with laptops and cell phone cameras and got good reviews at Sundance.

Wednesday 29

OPERATION FINALE Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley star in this true-life drama about an attempt to arrest a notorious Nazi war criminal and bring him to justice.

Friday 31

KIN A kid finds some futuristic electro-gun and uses it to try to protect his older brother from gangsters after he gets out of jail. I have no idea whether it’s good, but it’s being dumped in theatres on Labour Day weekend so that’s not a hopeful sign.

Broadway Theatre

Thursday 16

7:00 THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST A teenage girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) is sent to a gay conversion camp called God’s Promise by her aunt after  she’s outed as lesbian. Based on the novel by Emily Danforth. Encore screenings Aug. 17, 19, 21, 23 at 9:15 p.m., Aug. 18, 20, 22 at 7 p.m.

9:00 THE THIRD MURDER A Japanese drama about a man arrested for a murder that he confessed to but his lawyer doubts he committed. Encore screenings Aug. 17, 19, 21, 23 at 7 p.m., Aug. 20, 22 at 9 p.m.

Sunday 18

9:00 YEAR-ROUND METAL ENJOYMENT This documentary examines two graffiti crews in New England who tag freight cars which then travel across the United States.

Friday 24

7:00 NICO, 1988 A bio-pic about the last days of singer Christa Päffgen a.k.a. Nico who was a big part of Andy Warhol’s New York Factory scene and sang with Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground in the 1960s. Encore screenings Aug. 25, 27, 29 at 9 p.m., Aug. 26, 28, 30 at 7 p.m.

9:00 ANGELS WEAR WHITE A Chinese film about two teenage girls who get sexually assaulted and the only witness is another girl who is afraid to lose her job if she comes forward. Encore screenings Aug. 25, 27, 29 at 7 p.m., Aug. 26, 28, 30 at 9 p.m.

Friday 31

7:00 YELLOW SUBMARINE: 50TH ANNIVERSARY SING-A-LONG Newly remastered, with 5.1 digital surround sound, this animated classic is getting a sing-a-long screening (led by Joy of Vox director BJ Harris) to celebrate its golden anniversary. Featuring tunes such as Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby and All You Need Is Love, the film sees The Beatles set out on a psychedelic journey to save Pepperland from the music-hating Blue Meanies.

Roxy Theatre

Friday 17

BLINDSPOTTING A man on probation (Daveed Diggs) tries to finish the last few days of his sentence without getting into trouble. Winner of several festival awards.

DON’T WORRY HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT This biographical comedy/drama looks at the life of the late quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix). Directed by Gus Van Sant and co-starring Jack Black, Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara.

Friday 24

THE BOOKSHOP A woman (Emily Mortimer) opens a bookshop in a small English town in the late 1950s and finds herself fighting to keep it open.

LOGAN: THE NOIR CUT Presented by Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo, which goes Sept. 15-16 at Prairieland Park, this black-and-white version of Logan adds extra style and grit to an already excellent movie.

Saturday 25

7:30 GREASE: 40TH ANNIVERSARY SING-A-LONG We all know what the word is, and now you have a chance to belt it out, along with all the other lyrics at this 40th anniversary screening of the famous musical starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.


AKA Artist‑Run Centre

424 20th St. W. | 306-652-0044 |

ZOË SCHNEIDER: SOFT SHELL This exhibition arose out of the artist’s MFA research and explores issues related to body image, health and societal attitudes toward fatness. (Aug. 20–31, with a reception Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.)

LOCALS ONLY AKA and CHEP Good Food have partnered to present a touring art cart that also offers fresh produce. (Victoria Park, Aug. 18 from 12:30–3:30 p.m. See

Art Placement

228 3rd Ave. S. | 306-664-3385 |

40 YEARS Showcase of work by gallery artists and invited guests to celebrate the gallery’s 40th anniversary. (Until Sept. 6.)

College Art Gallery 1 & 2

MacKinnon Building | 306-966-4571 |

LORI BLONDEAU: GRACE: A SURVEY This mid-career survey celebrates the work of Saskatchewan Indigenous performance artist Lori Blondeau. Includes performances video, artifacts and photographs. Curated by Leah Taylor. (Until Aug. 31.)

The Eye Gallery

117-1132 College Dr. | 306-373-8825 |

MARK VON ESCHEN: A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME… Exhibition of photographs on a floral theme. (Until Aug. 31.)

Frances Morrison Gallery

311 23rd St. E. | 306-975-7579 |

MONIKA KINNER-WHALEN: GATHERING PLACES Exhibition of fabric works where the artist depicts scenes of Saskatoon’s downtown. (Until Aug. 30.)

Gallery On The Greens

2325 Preston Ave. | 306-374-2644 |

PAULA COOLEY: MISCELLANY Exhibition of ceramic art. (Until Aug. 31.)

Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

Murray Building | 306-966-4208 |

LUCAS MORNEAU: THE QUEER MUMMER See photo spotlight for more information. (Aug. 20–31, with a closing reception Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.)

Kenderdine Gallery

Agriculture Building | 306-664-3385 |

CAMERON FORBES: OBSERVATION SURVEY DRAWINGS During a residency in May, the artist produced a series of paintings inspired by an architectural investigation she made of the Agriculture Building. Curated by Leah Taylor and Cole Thompson. (Until Aug. 31.)

Paved Art & New Media

424 20th St. W. | 306-652-5502 |

ART & HIP HOP This event is geared to youth 14 and older to unleash their creativity. (Aug. 31, noon to 5:30 p.m.)

Remai Modern Art Gallery

102 Spadina Cres. E. | 306-975-7610 |

ECHOES This exhibition features recent acquisitions by four leading Indigenous artists: Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Raymond Boisjoly and Duane Linklater that explores issues related to history, tradition and contemporary culture. (Until Oct. 18.)

OLIVER HUSSAIN: ROVING Using a mix of media, the Toronto artist seeks to create a cinematic experience for viewers. The last work in the program is: Isla Santa Maria 3D (Until Oct. 14). On Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., Hussain will speak on his work.

LOST + FOUND This group exhibition features sculpture and works on paper by Roy Arden, Zachari Logan, Arnaud Maggs, Liz Magor and Robert Rauschenberg, and explores themes of expectation and promise, absence and accumulations. Curated by Sandra Fraser. (Until March 3.)

WALTER SCOTT: BETAZOID IN A FOG Exhibition of new and recent work by the Kahnawake-born artist who satirizes the art world through comics and graphic novels under the title Wendy. Curated by Rose Bouthillier. (Until Oct. 21, with a live performance and Q & A on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.)

RABBIT PROOF FENCE Screening of Phillip Noyce’s 2002 Indigenous family drama set in rural Australia in the 1930s. (Aug. 18, 1 p.m.)

BIRCHBARK BASKETS This workshop is open to adults, with all materials provided. Instructor is Lyndon Linklater. (Aug. 21, 7 p.m. $30 members, $35 non-members. Register at 306-975-8031 or e-mail

BIRCHBARK BASKETS This workshop is open to teens 14+, with all materials provided. Instructor is Lyndon Linklater. (Aug. 28, 7 p.m. $20. Register at 306-975-8031 or e-mail

PERSEPOLIS Screening of Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud’s 2007 animated film based on Satrapi’s graphic novel set in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and Europe. (Sept. 1, 1 p.m.)

Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery

813 Broadway Ave. | 306-653-3616 |

CURIO This exhibition explores the world of art collecting through a display of privately held work from previous Emma International Collaboration Auctions. Curated by Stephanie Canning and Maia Stark. (Until Aug. 21.)

KYE-YEON SON: INNATUS FORMA Exhibition of vessels and brooches where the artist blends aspects of his Korean heritage with expressionistic aspects of North American culture. (Opening reception and artist talk Aug. 30 from 7–9 p.m., runs until Oct. 27.)

SCYAP Art Centre

253 3rd Ave. S. | 306-652-7760 |

MICHELLE GAGNÉ-ORR: ABANDONED: REMNANTS OF THE PAST (Opening reception Aug. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m., runs until Sept. 19.)

ART LESSONS Registration is now open for fall classes in watercolour, drawing, acrylic painting, knitting and more. Geared to youth 9 and older. Register at 306-652-7760 or

St. Thomas More Gallery

1435 College Dr. | 306-652-5310 |

CORY CHAD & DENISE HAMAN: THE LIMITED Exhibition of abstract works on paper and canvas by two Prince Albert artists. (Until Aug. 24.)


Children’s Discovery Museum

#116 2325 Preston Ave. | 306-683-2555 |

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Featured are displays in arts, crafts, construction, camping and veterinary medicine that promote play-based learning. Free admission Aug 26 from noon to 4 p.m. courtesy Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon.

Diefenbaker Canada Centre

306-966-8384 |

PERMANENT EXHIBIT Display of artifacts tied to the career and political legacy of John George Diefenbaker who served as a Saskatchewan MP from 1940–79 and Canadian Prime Minister from 1957–63.

ONE CANADA: DIEFENBAKER’S VISION This temporary exhibit examines ways that Diefenbaker sought to use politics to improve life for the average person in Canada. (Until late December.)

Museum of Antiquities

MacKinnon Building | 306-966-7818 |

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Features replicas of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern sculpture, along with original pottery, glass and coinage.

Museum of Natural Sciences

112 Science Place | 306-966-4399 |

PERMANENT EXHIBIT A joint effort of the Departments of Biology and Geological Sciences, this museum examines the evolution of life on Earth throughout geological time.

Ukrainian Museum of Canada

910 Spadina Cres. | 306-244-3800 |

PERMANENT COLLECTION Display of artifacts and archival documents recounting the settlement history of Ukrainian-Canadians in Canada.

ROSE & LLOYD VIRAG: SANCTUM OF THE SETTLERS Exhibition of photographs examining the architectural legacy of Ukrainian Orthodox churches that were built on the prairies during the settlement period. (Until Sept. 15.)

Saskatchewan Aviation Museum

Bay 5 Hangar 5 Diefenbaker Airport | 306-651-7247 |

PERMANENT DISPLAY This museum is devoted to preserving aviation history in the commercial and military realm.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

R.R. #4, Penner Rd. | 306-931-6767 |

PERMANENT EXHIBIT This National Historic Site is dedicated to celebrating traditional and contemporary Indigenous life and culture in Saskatchewan.

AMANDA STRONG: PASKWÂW NÎPÎY Exhibition of three short films by the Vancouver-based Indigenous filmmaker which explore themes related to territory, history and the connection of people to the past and present. (Until Aug. 24, with an artist-led workshop on animation on Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Western Development Museum

2610 Lorne Ave. | 306-931-1910 |

SISTERS UNITED: WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE IN SASKATCHEWAN This travelling exhibition on the battle for suffrage that occurred in the early 1900s was organized by the Diefenbaker Canada Centre. (Until Sept. 30.)

THEY WERE THERE… OVER THERE This exhibition commemorates the careers of Saskatchewan airmen who flew in the early days of aviation in the Great War. Includes material from Saskatoon Museum of Military Artifacts. (Until Nov. 30.)

SUMMER ACTIVITIES Each weekend throughout the summer on Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be special family-friendly programming from 1–3 p.m.