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Thursday 6

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

PUBLISHING CONFERENCE This three-day conference is hosted by SaskBooks, and includes presentations and panel discussions on different aspects of the publishing industry. Station 20 West, June 6–8. See saskbooks.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.

DISCOVER DOCUMENTARIES Tonight: Earth: Seen From the Heart about the importance of biodiversity. Frances Morrison Library, 6:30–9 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, Thursdays at 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

ALMA FLAMENCA & ODDISI CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCERS This live dance performance features a blend of flamenco and Indian dance traditions. St. George Church Hall (624 Ave. I S.), 7 p.m. See onthebaords.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN RATTLERS VS EDMONTON STINGERS SaskTel Centre, 7 p.m. See therattlers.ca.

FORBIDDEN FRUIT: ENGAGING AN INDIGENOUS FEMINIST LENS AS AN NEHINAW ISKWEW Launch for a memoir by Marlene McKay offering an Indigenous perspective on feminism. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.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.

ASKATUNE TRIVIA Music trivia hosted by Charly Hustle and Burke O’Rock. Black Birch Deli, 8 p.m.

Friday 7

FRUIT PROGRAM: PLANT SALE This sale is hosted by the University of Saskatchewan horticultural program. Field Lab (2909 14th St.), 9 a.m.–2 p.m., June 8 from 9 a.m.–Noon. See usask.ca.

SASK NONPROFIT SUMMIT This day-long event includes guest presenters Russ Dahms (Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations) and Arlene MacDonald (Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia). Western Development Museum, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Register at sasknonprofit.ca/2019-summit.html

WORLD PROFESSIONAL CHUCKWAGON RACES This four-day event features top chuckwagon race crews from across North America. Marquis Downs, June 7–9 at 7 p.m., June 10 at 2 p.m. See prairielandpark.com/wpca.

CLASSIC DANCE CLUB This social dance runs from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Royal Canadian Legion (606 Spadina Ave. W.). See classicdanceclub.ca.

ROBIN NITE This event features presentation by Jan Shadick on robins in nature and a panel discussion on robins in pop culture. Christ Church Anglican, 7 p.m. Admission by donation.  306-222-3844

Saturday 8

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.

LADIES LEARNING CODE Today’s session is “An Introduction to Creative Coding with ProcessingJS”. Atrium Building, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See canadalearningcode.ca.

MIG WELDING 101 This workshop offers an introduction to welding. Saskatoon Makerspace, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

SEWING 101 Introductory class on how to use a sewing machine. Saskatoon Makerspace, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

THIRD BASE KICKBALL TOURNAMENT This one-day tournament is hosted by Saskatoon Sexual Health. Harold Tatler Field, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. See shcsaskatoon.ca.

LEARN TO CAMP This information session on camping is presented by Parks Canada. Round Prairie Library, 2–4 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

CANDELA! YEAR END SHOW & PARTY This performance is presented by Saskatoon Salsa Dance Co. with guest artists. Centennial Collegiate (160 Nelson Rd.), show 7 p.m., with an after party at 9:30 p.m. with DJ Ervin and DJ Leo. See saskatoonsalsa.com.

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.

LET’S RRRRAK! Live performance by students from Desert Beats Belly Dance. BackStage Stage, doors at 7 p.m. See desertbeatsbellydance.ca.

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.

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

Sunday 9

SIGA GOOD FOOD RUN Proceeds from this family-friendly run, which has 1, 5 and 10K distances, go to CHEP Good Food Inc. Victoria Park, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. See chep.org.

WORD ON THE STREET This annual book and magazine festival has switched from September to June. It features over 50 authors and exhibitors including Cassidy McFadzean, Miriam Korner, Mark Abley, Grant Lawrence, Dave Bidini, Alice Kuipers, Gail Bowen, Ernie Louttit, Arthur Slade, Valerie Korinek and more. Broadway Ave. and surrounding area, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. See thewordonthestreet.ca.

ART IN THE PARK This family-friendly art festival includes visual art, craft, music, spoken word, food trucks and children’s activities. This year’s theme is The World Is Our Palette. Ashworth Holmes Park, noon–5 p.m. Free admission. See caswellartsfestival.com.

SUPERHERO PARTY This costume party includes a photo booth, crafts, games and refreshments. German Cultural Centre, noon to 3 p.m. $5 for ages 3–12, under three $2. 306-974-4067.

SASKATOON BASANT KITE FESTIVAL This family-friendly multi-cultural event is hosted by Noble Entertainment. Meewasin Park, noon–7 p.m.

VAN GOGH & JAPAN This documentary explores the influence of Japanese block prints on the work of the Dutch Post-Impressionist master. Scotiabank Theatre, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

EID FESTIVAL This family-friendly celebration is hosted by Prairie Muslim Association. Al Anderson Park, 1–7 p.m.

PIONEER CEMETERY WALKING TOUR This tour is hosted by Saskatoon Heritage Society and will be led by Bill Delainey. Nutana Cemetery, 2–3 p.m. See saskatoonheritage.ca.

Monday 10

RENTERS Of SASKATOON & AREA Meeting of local advocacy group to review human rights protections for low income renters and other issues related to safe and affordable rental housing. St. Thomas-Wesley United Church (808 20th St. W.), coffee at 1:45 p.m., meeting from 2–3:30 p.m. E-mail renters.rosa@gmail.com for more information.

ACCIDENTAL FRIENDS: STORIES FROM MY LIFE IN COMMUNITY Launch for a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of L’Arche in Canada. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

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 11

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS SERIES WEBINAR Christopher Somers discusses “Reptiles on the Fringe: Movement, Habitat, and Genetic Population Structure of Northern Snakes”. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

SWN LUNCHEON Guest speaker at this Saskatoon Women’s Network event is Gail Genest (Saskatchewan Pension Plan). Quality Inn, noon–1 p.m. Registration deadline is June 7. See swnsaskatoon.com.

QUEER AS Second of four screenings held as part of Pride celebrations. Tonight: the 2016 documentary Major! about a veteran of the Stonewall riots. Frances Morrison Library, 7–9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

LAND-BASED EDUCATION: EMBRACING THE RHYTHMS OF THE EARTH FROM AN INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVE Launch for a book by Herman J. Michell that outlines the basics of land-based education. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

SWINGIN’ ON THE SASKATCHEWAN River Landing Amphitheatre, every Tuesday until Sept. 24. Beginner lesson at 7 p.m., dancing from 8–10 p.m. No partner required, all skill levels welcome. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca.

PUNCHLINE PRESENTS Stand-up comedy with host Fabian Dray and comics Tim Nutt, Dustin Adam Williamson and Lachlan McWilliams. Black Cat Tavern, show at 9 p.m.

Wednesday 12

THE BURNING BLACK: THE LEGEND OF BLACK SHUCK Launch for a new comic book by Mark Allard-Will. 8th Street Books & Comics, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

CNC ROUTER 101 Workshop on using a computer-controlled router. Saskatoon Makerspace, 5–8 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

E-READ CANADA This event features a conversation with Dawn Dumont, author of Glass Beads. Frances Morrison Library, 6–7 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.

INVASIVE PLANTS OF MEEWASIN VALLEY This two-part workshop includes a classroom session at Meewasin Valley Authority (402 3rd Ave. N.) tonight from 7–9:15 p.m., and a field session at Gabriel Dumont Park June 19 from 6:45–9 p.m. See saskatoonnature.org.

SASKATCHEWAN’S TRADITIONAL FOODS Workshop on natural edible plants with Sandra Walker. Hosted by Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. 900 block 3rd Ave., 5:30–7 p.m. See saskatoonfoodbank.org.

THORGY AND THE THORTET TOUR [CANCELLED] Live drag show featuring the self-proclaimed Queen of Classical Music and an orchestra. This show is all ages, but has a viewer discretion warning. TCU Place, 8 p.m. See tcutickets.ca.

WOMEN CRUSH WEDNESDAYS This open mic includes comedy, music and spoken word with special guest Cindy Rivers. Amigos Cantina, 8 p.m. See amigoscantina.com.

Thursday 13

STRAWBERRY SOCIAL Hosted by Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers which supports HIV/AIDS relief in Africa. Grace-Westminster United Church, 1:30–3:30 p.m. See g4gsaskatoon.ca.

SHAKEN WITH A TWIST This social gathering is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. Tonight’s guests are Jess Tetu (Just For You Day Spas) and Lia Reese (306 Business Consulting). Village Guitar & Amp, 5–7 p.m. See wesk.ca.

PIVOT: THE OPPORTUNITY OF DISRUPTION This Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce event includes dinner and panel discussion on technology and economic disruption. Panelists include Jim Harris, Peter Stoicheff and Larry Rosia. World Trade Centre, 5:30 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

WARD 7 TOWN HALL Hosted by city councilor Mairin Loewen with guest Mayor Charlie Clark. Hugh Cairns V.C. School, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

SHOPPING CART BOY: POEMS OF MY LIFE Launch for a book of poetry by Joshua Jordan G.H. drawing on his experience as an Indigenous boy growing up in challenging circumstances. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

PRAIRIE FAIRY This immersive art installation and drag show is presented by Lucas Morneau and Alexa Hainsworth. BAM Collective (115 3rd Ave. S.), 7–10 p.m. $10.

Friday 14

EMMA Opening Night See Ongoing.

NSBA CLUB CONNECT This breakfast features a presentation by Daria Malin (Boost Strategic Coaching) on strategic marketing to connect with profitable markets. Saskatoon Club, 7:10 a.m. See nsbasask.com.

A CONVERSATION WITH COMMISSIONERS OF THE NATIONAL INQUIRY, MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS Guest presenters are Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Commissioner Brian Eyolfson. Neatby-Timlin Theatre, University of Saskatchewan, 8:30–10 a.m. See schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca.

JURASSIC QUEST Three-day celebration of all things dino with dozens of life-size models, child-friendly rides, fossil digs and paleontology displays. Prairieland Park, 3–8 p.m., June 15–16 from 9 a.m.–8 p.m. See jurassicquest.com.

SWING AND A WISH GOLF TOURNAMENT This fundraiser includes lunch, a round of golf and a follow-up Banquet of Wishes. Presented by Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Saskatchewan Chapter. Willows Golf & Country Club, registration at 11:30 a.m. See childrenswish.ca/swingsaskatoon.

OUTSPOKEN: YOUTH TALENT SHOWCASE This all ages event is part of Saskatoon Pride celebrations. La Troupe du Jour, 5:30–8 p.m. See saskatoonpride.ca.

SYPE SILVER SPADES 2019 This annual gala recognizes entrepreneurs and young professionals who are energizing Saskatoon’s business community. Presented by Conexus Credit Union. Coors Event Centre, 6 p.m. See sype.ca.

SASKATOON RELAY FOR LIFE This is a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. Saskatoon Kinsmen/Henk Ruys Soccer Centre (219 Primrose Dr.), 6 p.m. See relayforlife.ca/sk.

ZOOGALA 2019 Fundraiser to support Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo programming. Includes live entertainment, gourmet food prepared by top Saskatoon chefs, silent auction and meet and greet with wildlife residents at the zoo. See saskatoonzoofoundation.ca.

THOROUGHBRED RACING Marquis Downs, every Friday and Saturday until early September. Post time at 6:35 p.m. See marquisdowns.com.

LIVE IN COLOUR Gala fashion show featuring local designers Laurie Brown, Melissa Squire, Reginald Sankey and Solar Opposites, along with visual art, live entertainment and refreshments. Hilton Garden Inn, 7 p.m. See saskatoonpride.ca.

CAFÉ TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: 1990s movies. Revolve Café, 7 p.m. See revolveyxe.com.

Saturday 15

DIE FLEDERMAUS Opening Night. See Ongoing.

PHILIPPINES FESTIVAL This day-long celebration of Filipino culture is hosted by the local Filipino community. Cosmo Civic Centre, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

SASKATCHEWAN SPIKEFEST This one-day spikeball tournament includes games during the day and concludes with an after-party. University of Saskatchewan, 9:30 a.m. See saskatchewanspikeball.weebly.com.

3D DESIGN 101 Introductory class on using computer technology for design. Saskatoon Makerspace, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

AMATEUR/PROFESSIONAL BOXING This day-long boxing tournament is hosted by Top Dog Boxing Club. TCU Place, 11 a.m. See tcutickets.ca.

ATTACK OF THE 8 WHEELED WOMEN This two-day tournament is hosted by the Saskatoon Roller Derby League, and features competition between four teams: Saskatoon Killa Bees, Swift Current Redneck Betties, Prince Albert Outlaws and Edmonton Living Dead. Cosmo Civic Centre, June 15–16. See saskatoonrollerderby.com.

FAMILY FUN DAY This afternoon event is hosted by Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon. Sutherland Curling Club, noon–6 p.m. $10 adult, children $5, kids 4 and under free. See habitatsaskatoon.ca.

PINCH POTS + BARREL FIRING This class will see the pots made today from 1–4 p.m., then fired on July 6 from 6–10 p.m. Saskatoon Makerspace. See saskatoonmakerspace.com.

READING WITH ROYALTY Family-friendly story-time with local drag queens and kings. Cliff Wright Library, 3–3:45 p.m.; Frances Morrison Library, 4–4:45 p.m. See saskatoonpride.ca.

TRAILBLAZER SHAKE This community dance is being held as part of Pride Week. St. George’s Anglican Church Hall (624 Avenue I S.), 7 p.m. See saskatoonpride.ca.

Sunday 16

PRAIRIE GRAN FONDO 2019 This is billed as Saskatchewan’s largest mass cycling event with four different courses for cyclists of all ages and fitness levels. See horizon100.com.

FAMILY PRIDE BBQ This BBQ is being held as part of Pride Week. Meewasin Park North (2703 Spadina Cres. E.), 2–5 p.m. See saskatoonpride.ca.

Monday 17

BRIDGING ECONOMIC RECONCILIATION This daylong event focuses on Indigenous economic development. It includes guest-speakers and panel discussions with Indigenous, government and business participation, and the Saskatchewan premiere of the film Economic Reconciliation. TCU Place, 8:30 a.m. See reconciliationeducation.ca/trc92.

FLAG RAISING This event marks the official start of Pride Week. City Hall, noon–2 p.m. See saskatoonpride.ca.

WES FUNK MEMORIAL PRIDE LATTE This open mic-style event features a reading by Valerie Korinek from her non-fiction book Prairie Fairies plus other contributors. Frances Morrison Gallery, 7–9 p.m. See saskatoonpride.ca.

THE BEST OF THE GREAT TRAIL, VOLUME 2 Launch for an adventure guide by Michael Haynes. McNally Robinson, 7 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

Tuesday 18

STORYTIME & ALL ABOUT ME I.D. Includes child-friendly stories about safety, and a chance for parents/guardians to create an ID booklet for their child with Child Find Saskatchewan. McNally Robinson, 10:30 a.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com or childfind.sk.ca.

PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES This Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce luncheon features a discussion with Stephen Maybury, Jay Roberts and Clay Dowling on how to grow your business in a remote, land-locked province. Delta Hotel, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

SPARK YOUR PRIDE This day-long conference is co-hosted by Saskatoon Pride Festival and Western Development Museum. It includes panel discussions, performances and workshops that celebrate queer and two-spirited culture. Includes a buffet dinner followed by a keynote by Michelle Emson at 7 p.m. Western Development Museum, 1 p.m. See saskatoonpride.ca.

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.

QUEER AS Third of four screenings hosted by Saskatoon Public Library as part of Pride celebrations. Tonight: Jamie Patterson’s 2018 drama Tucked sees an 80-year-old drag queen befriend a younger queen. Broadway Theatre, 7–9 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

OKLAHOMO! Billed as the gayest musical revue ever, this show by Ppl r Ppl Productions features songs from gender fluid musicals such as La Cage Aux Folles, Victor/Victoria and Hedwig & The Angry Inch. Somewhere Else Pub, 7 p.m. See pplrpplproductions.com.

Wednesday 19

THE SECRET OF BOWRING PARK Launch for a young adult mystery by Christine Gordon Manley. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

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

BOKASHI AND VERMICOMPOSTING This workshop will address different types of composting. Hosted by Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. 900 block 3rd Ave., 5:30–7 p.m. See saskatoonfoodbank.org.

PAINT NITE: CATTAILS Social evening of art-making. Cliff Wright Library, 6–8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Waubgeshig Rice Moon of the Crusted Snow. Alice Turner Library, 7–8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Thursday 20

PLANET S: NEW ISSUE DAY

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS SERIES WEBINAR James Page discusses “Help The Bats: Citizen Science and Bat Conservation”. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

GLOBAL AFFAIRS PANEL Lunch hour panel discussion on issues faced by queer people around the world. Hosted by USSU Pride Centre. Louis Private Function Room, noon–1 p.m. See saskatoonpride.ca.

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

BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Pat Barker The Silence of the Girls. Round Prairie Library, 7–8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

QUEERS WITHOUT BEERS This sober dance is being held as part of Pride Week. Saskatoon Farmers Market, 7 p.m. See saskatoonpride.ca.

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

Friday 21

PRIDE AT THE MARKET This outreach event for local LBGTQ+ members is being held as part of Pride Week. Saskatoon Farmers Market, June 21–22. See saskatoonpride.ca.

MEGABOUNCE INFLATABLE OBSTACLE COURSE This family-friendly two-day event is presented by the Lung Association of Saskatchewan. Meewasin Trail, June 21–22. See sk.lung.ca/mega-bounce-2019.

PRIDE IN THE PARK This two-day celebration includes live performances on the theme storytelling, an artisan market, family activities and more. River Landing, 5–11 p.m., June 22 from 1–7 p.m. See saskatoonpride.ca.

Saturday 22

BRIDGE CITY BRAWL IV This two-day competition featuring radio controlled vehicles is hosted by Saskatoon Off-Road Radio Control Club. Dundurn Sports Centre, June 21–22. See skoffroad.ca.

SASKATOON OPEN This day-long tournament is hosted by FaceToFaceGames.com, and features plenty of gaming action. Hilton Garden Inn, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

PRIDE PARADE The marshalling point is under University Bridge at 10 a.m., with the parade through the downtown at noon. After the parade, the celebration will continue at Pride in the Park at River Landing. See saskatoonpride.ca.

HEMPFEST CANNABIS EXPO This two-day event includes presentations and vendor displays about various aspects of Canada’s fast-growing (but still very much a work-in-progress) cannabis industry. Prairieland Park, June 23–24 from noon to 5 p.m. Includes early bird and day of admission prices. Open to 19+. See hempfestcanada.com.

MASTERING THE BATTLE OF BELIEF: ESTABLISHING & SUSTAINING POSITIVE BELIEF Launch for a book by Lynn Nola Stadnek on positive thinking. McNally Robinson, 1 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

FEAR OF CANCER RECURRENCE Guest-speaker Rob Rutledge discusses ways for cancer patients to lessen anxiety. Presented by Breast Cancer Support Saskatoon. Saskatoon City Hospital (Asher Auditorium), 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation to Healing and Cancer Foundation.

WIP DANCE SHOWING Live contemporary dance with works by Jackie Latendresse (Saskatoon), Karla Kloeble (Saskatoon), Newton Moraes (Toronto) and Tessa Kuz (Toronto). Freeflow Dance Centre (224 25th St. W.), 8 p.m. See freeflowdance.com.

GURLS This Pride Week wind-up party features DJ Krista (Vancouver), a photo both, dancing and more. Drift Sidewalk Café & Vista Lounge, 9 p.m. See saskatoonpride.ca.

Sunday 23

WALK TO END ALS Funds raised from this annual walk will go to research and support services provided by ALS Society of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon Legion (606 Spadina Cres. W.), registration at 12:30 p.m., walk at 1:30 p.m. Register at walktoendals.ca.

SUPERINTENDENT’S RESIDENCE OPEN HOUSE Come-and-go event with a walking tour at 2 p.m. Saskatoon Forestry Farm, 1:30–3:30 p.m. See saskatoonheritage.ca.

FAMILY FUN DAY This event includes games, crafts and other children’s activities. Saskatoon German Cultural Centre, 2–4:30 p.m. Free admission. See saskgermancouncil.org.

ONGOING

DIE FLEDERMAUS This live performance of Johann Strauss II’s 1874 operetta is presented by Saskatoon Opera. The operetta is based on a farce by German playwright Julius Roderich Benedix involving adultery, mistaken identity, wrongful imprisonment and other aristocratic shenanigans at a gala ball. Rawlco Radio Hall, June 15, 18 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and June 22 at 3 p.m. See saskatoonopera.ca.

TWO INDIANS This play by Six Nations playwright Falen Johnson sees two cousins struggle to find common ground during a ceremony to honour the lives of friends who have died tragically. Presented by Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre. Studio 914, June 6–9 at 8 p.m. See gtnt.ca.

EMMA This play is based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel about young headstrong woman who fancies herself an expert matchmaker but who creates more romantic problems than she solves. Presented by Newman Players. St. Thomas More College Auditorium, June 14–16, 7 p.m. See stmcollege.ca/newmanplayers.

YOUNG NATURALISTS’ BLUEBIRD TRAIL Outdoor nature activity geared to children, but a parent or guardian must also attend. Weekday sessions are at 6:30 p.m., with some Saturday and Sunday sessions at 1 p.m. Runs until July 3. Pre-register at saskatoonzoosociety.ca.


LIVE MUSIC

Thursday 6

HARLOT & THE TRAMP with The Reckless Famous, Boomlag and Live One at Capitol Music Club.

DIRTY CATFISH BRASS BAND at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

GARGYLES with King Bull and Doctor Booty Quiver at Black Cat Tavern.

CADILLAC BLACK at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.

Friday 7

BOBBY BAZINI with Elliot Maginot at Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

BETTER THAN NOTHING at Capitol Music Club.

ELLEN FROESE with The Hot Toddies at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

SONNET with Blades of Grass at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

SASKATCHEWAN SÖL at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

THE DROWNS with River Jacks, Herd of Wasters and Off The Top Rope at Black Cat Tavern.

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

DOUBLE CD RELEASE SHOW with Lyn Besse McGinnis (A Simple Life), Tom Kennedy (Eclecticism) and an opening set by Micah Jane. The Refinery, show at 7 p.m. See ontheboards.ca.

BASS COAST TOUR: DUALITY presented by Top Drawer Collective with DJs Chris Cole, Submit, Jay One, Provoke and Metafloor. 1112 Central Ave., doors at 9 p.m.

Saturday 8

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

MAXWERKS at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, 3–4 p.m.

JUDAS PRIEST with Uriah Heep at SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

EV THOMPSON (album release for God Save The Crown) with The Stone Cold Party Rockers at Capitol Music Club.

GILLIAN SINGS JONI at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

SEBASTIAN GASKIN with Marentin Fehr at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

STILL CRAZY: THE MUSIC OF PAUL SIMON at Dakota Dunes Casino, 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

SPECTACLE at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

TIM OLIVE & DOREEN GIRARD presented by Magnetic Domain with Chad Munson, Lindsey Roo and Mood at BAM (115 3rd Ave. S.), 8 p.m. $10 PWYC.

SLIGHTLY OFF CENTRE at Nutana Legion, 8 p.m.

Sunday 9

SUMMER VINYL/CD/DVD SALE at Amigos Cantina, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Free admission. See amigoscantina.com.

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

DISNEY ACAPELLA CONCERT hosted by Acoustic Theory with special guest artists Doo-ly Noted Quartet, TETRA and Off Key at Roxy Theatre, 6:30 p.m.

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

Tuesday 11

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

Wednesday 12

JEAN-PAUL DE ROOVER at Capitol Music Club.

DRI HIEV presented by Nightshirt Festival with Slow Down Molasses and Maris at Black Cat Tavern.

Thursday 13

MAPLERUN with Black Oil Hell and Ki the Tree at Capitol Music Club.

ANDERSON BURKO at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

THE GARRYS with Lovelet and Lonewolf at Black Cat Tavern.

FOLKIN’ THINGS UP with The Prairie Roots Ensemble and Kasia Leonard at the Refinery, 7:30 p.m. See ontheboards.ca.

NIGHTSHIRT DANCE PARTY with Booji Bomb, The Pxrtals, Open Window and Cpt. Pickard at PAVED Arts, show at 9 p.m.

Friday 14

BACK OF THE BUS at the Bassment, 9 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

CRABSTYLE presented by Nightshirt Festival with VBRTR and Alex Bent + The Emptiness at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

THE BASEMENT PAINTINGS presented by Nightshirt Festival with Mulligrub, The Wont’s and The Sex Geckos at Black Cat Tavern.

Saturday 15

EZRA JAMES PHILLIP presented by Nightshirt Festival with The Emu, Cactus Jack and The Cosmic Feedback at 639 Broadway Ave., free outdoor show at 1 p.m.

THE FAST ROMANTICS with Raeburn at Capitol Music Club.

TOON TOWN BIG BAND with vocalists Darcie Lich and Graham Dyck at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

NEEDS presented by Nightshirt Festival with The Faps, Energy Boost and Chunder Buffet at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

KACY & CLAYTON presented by Nightshirt Festival with Gunner and Smith and Chris Sleightholm at Black Cat Tavern.

LEWIS & SALKELD at Prairie Ink, 8 p.m. See mcnallyrobinson.com.

3 PAC at Nutana Legion, 8 p.m.

Sunday 16

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

WINONA FOREVER presented by Nightshirt Festival with Lev Snowe and Lips Slackers at Black Cat Tavern.

Monday 17

SHAWN MENDES with Alessia Cara at SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See sasktelcentre.com.

Tuesday 18

WINE LIPS with The Sex Geckos and Praises at Black Cat Tavern.

CARVIN JONES BAND at the Bassment, 8 p.m. See thebassment.ca.

Wednesday 19

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

Thursday 20

SALTWATER JOY hosted by Saskatoon Council on Aging at Mayfair United Church, 2 p.m.

IAN BLURTON’S FUTURE NOW with Espanola and Glenn Milchem at Amigos Cantina. See amigoscantina.com.

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

STEEL PANTHER (Sunset Strip Live Tour) with Striker at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

CRAIG CARDIFF at Village Guitar & Amp, 8 p.m. See villageguitars.ca.

Friday 21

INTROVOYS at Piggy’s Pub & Grill, 7 p.m. Tickets at BayanPromotions.com.

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

TORRIN IT UP at Fionn Maccools

THE DITCHMEN at Nutana Legion, 8 p.m.

SASKATCHEWAN AIR GUITAR CHAMPIONSHIPS at 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company, 8 p.m. Proceeds support Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon.

LOUD & PROUD MAINSTAGE with Neonasmoke & Rainbow Dynasty, Elise Pallagi, Mitchell Larsen, Beverley Glenn Copeland, Lyzanne Foth, The Velvet Threads, Anna Haverstock and Too Soon Monsoon. See saskatoonpride.ca.

Saturday 22

DUMB presented by The Sound & Silence Collective with Bicycle Daze at Capitol Music Club, show at 7 p.m.

MOVE THE CROWD featuring Mat The Alien, The Gaff, Def 3 and Jay One at Capitol Music Club.

ANOMALISM with WroughT, Wasted Heretics and Lutheran at Black Cat Tavern.

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

LOUD & PROUD MAINSTAGE with DJ Sikh, Donna Mae Trixx & Dance Ink, Suzanne Nuttall, Ellen Froese & Justin Vilchez, Olive Pitt & Pitt Crew, Ecoaborijanelle Poetry & Flow, Saul the Singer, Lyzanne Foth & Friends and Dirty & the Perks. See saskatoonpride.ca.

Jazz & Classical

Thursday 6

STRATA NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL This event pairs filmmakers Weiye Su, Matt Ripplinger, and Kesu Unnithan with composer Silas Friesen, Clinton Ackerman, and Kirsten Ewart to create new soundtracks for existing films. Roxy Theatre, 8 p.m. See sasknewmusic.com.

Friday 7

STRATA FESTIVAL The event features a performance by Michel Boutin with a concert by Métis fiddler Tristan Durocher, sound artist Tod Emel and poet Janelle Pewapsconias. Produced in partnership with the Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective and Holophon Audio Arts. Remai Modern, 7 p.m. See sasknewmusic.com.

Saturday 8

STRATA FESTIVAL The event sees the Strata Ensemble perform work by Alain Perron and other prairie composers. Quance Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See sasknewmusic.com.

Sunday 9

STRATA FESTIVAL The event features the premiere of two site-specific brass works which patrons will experience from the Prairie Lily Riverboat. Departs from dock at 2 p.m. See sasknewmusic.com.

Tuesday 11

JAZZ JAM with Silas Friesen Quartet at the Bassment, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 12

SASKATOON CONCERT BAND: OUTDOOR CONCERT (weather permitting) at River Landing Amphitheatre, 6:45 p.m. See saskatoonconcertband.ca.

Friday 14

A NIGHT IN ITALY featuring tenor Spencer McKnight and pianist Mark Turner performing work by Donizetti, Rossini and Tosti. Grace-Westminster United Church, 7:30 p.m. By donation.

Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

(See saskjazz.com for details)

Friday 21

RORY LYNCH QUARTET at 21st St. & Spadina Cres. E., 11:45 a.m.

WALK OFF THE EARTH with The Sorority and guests at TD Main Stage, 7 p.m.

COLIN LINDEN at the Bassment, 9 p.m.

NAUGHTY PROFESSOR with minivandal at Amigos Cantina, 10:30 p.m.

SAMMY LEE & THE FOLKS at 6Twelve Lounge, 10:30 p.m.

BIG FAT CALICO CAT at the James Hotel, 10:30 p.m.

Saturday 22

THE ROOTS with The Suffers and guests at TD Main Stage, 7 p.m.

THE WHISKEY JERKS at Finn’s Irish Pub, 7 p.m.

SASKATOON JAZZ ORCHESTRA with guests at Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m.

HOT CLUB SASKATOON at Alt Hotel, 9 p.m.

THE SUFFERS with Ariel & Sean at Amigos Cantina, 10:30 p.m.

VBND & THE SOUL COLLECTIVE at 6Twelve Lounge, 10:30 p.m.

BEN SCHENSTEAD TRIO at the James Hotel, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday 23

LYLE LOVETT & HIS LARGE BAND with Corb Lund and guests at TD Main Stage, 7 p.m.

JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO with guests at Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m.

FLY PAN AM with Kyle Krysa & Distant Conversation at Amigos Cantina, 8:30 p.m.


MOVIES

Opening

Friday 7

DARK PHOENIX Remember how in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Jean Grey went insane, teaming up with bad guys and having a big fight in San Francisco? That was loosely adapted from the classic X-Men storyline The Dark Phoenix Saga. Now, the rebooted X-Men series is tackling the saga. It’s also the last Fox produced X-Men. I’m assuming now that Disney owns Fox it will be incorporating the franchise into its massive Marvel Cinematic universe.

LATE NIGHT To help revive her failing talk show Emma Thompson hires her first female writer (Mindy Kaling).

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 Animated sequel about what pets do when their owners aren’t home.

Friday 14

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL Thor and Valkyrie (a.k.a. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson) team up to fight an alien invasion in London in this sequel/reboot of the once popular franchise.

SHAFT Another seqboot! This one has Jessie T. Usher as Shaft Jr. team up with his dad (Samuel L. Jackson) and grand-uncle (Richard Roundtree) to fight bad guys. The original Shaft (which starred Roundtree in 1971) was a gritty crime film that helped kickstart the blaxploitation genre. The 2000 remake (which starred Jackson) was also a good crime drama. This looks like a lame action film from the director of two terrible Fantastic Four movies.

Friday 21

ANNA Writer/director Luc Besson returns with this action film about a bad ass female Russian spy.  Hmm, this sounds familiar. Atomic Blonde and Red Sparrow anyone? I believe there’s even a shower scene where our heroine (Sasha Luss) contemplates what a badass she is while water pours down on her à la the other two movies.

CHILD’S PLAY A remake of the classic horror series about a possessed children’s doll. This time out the doll is voiced by Mark Hamill.

TOY STORY 4 Disney and Pixar go back to their goldmine yet again for more adventures of toys that come to life when no one is around.

Cineplex Flashback Film Series

Saturday 8

9:45 BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE As I noted last issue, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are set to shoot Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music. The film has a projected release date of August 2020, and will join Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) and the 1989 original which is getting a special 30th anniversary screening here.

Broadway

Thursday 6

7:00 & 9:00 ALIEN Special 40th anniversary screening of this classic sci-fi horror film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Skerritt and Sigourney Weaver.

Roxy

Friday 7

MEETING GORBACHEV Acclaimed director Werner Herzog looks at the life of Mikhail Gorbachev whose twin policies of glasnost and perestroika helped open the Soviet Union up to reform in the late 1980s.

Sunday 16

7:00 PRIDE This 2014 comedy/drama is inspired by the true story of a London group of gay and lesbian activists who decide to help striking miners and their families during a 1984 showdown against Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government. The group is initially rebuffed, but as the strike drags on they travel to a Welsh mining village and forge an alliance with people there. Free admission, donations welcome.

Friday 21

IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND This doc looks at the life and career of iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.

HALSTON A documentary about legendary American fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick who rose to prominence during the disco era.