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The Front

From “No” To “Maybe”

To privatize or not to privatize — is that the question?It isn’t, at least according to Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, who says his government has no plans to privatiz

Risk And Reform

From legalizing cannabis and revamping the Harper government’s Bill C-51 anti-terrorism legislation to reviewing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership and addressing grievou

Climate, Fires, Jobs

As the wildfire raged and 90,000 people including kids, the elderly, and hospital patients were forced to flee from Fort McMurray on the only highway that would take them to safety

Unfinished Business

Today’s Hiroshima doesn’t give the TV journalists a lot to work with. It’s a raucous, bustling, mid-sized Japanese city with only few reminders of its destruction

Meat, Heat And Vegans

Will vegans save the world? Reading comments under climate change articles or watching the film Cowspiracy make it seem they’re the only ones who can. Cowspiracy boldly claim

The Middle

The ABCs of IBUs

I’ve been heartened and impressed at the rapid growth in consumers’ beer knowledge over the past couple of years. People really are starting to understand what craft be

The Back

Massive Riffage

Untimely DemiseLouis’ PubSaturday 28Beauty and brutality are fused together on a subatomic level on Black Widow, the new album from Saskatoon’s Untimely Demise. If some

Franchise Apocalypse

X-Men: ApocalypseOpens May 262 out of 5The X-Men franchise works best if you don’t think about it too much. Continuity is a disaster and the characters are maddeningly incons

The Towering Inferno

High-RiseBroadway TheatreOpens May 273 out of 5Director Ben Wheatley is an acquired taste. There’s nothing exactly otherworldly about his films but they don’t seem to t

Hnetflix

Criterion’s August release slate was just announced and Orson Welles’ Chimes At Midnight is finally getting the high-definition release that it deserves. Thanks to stup

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Thursday May 26
PERMANENT EXHIBIT at Diefenbaker Canada Centre - Display of artifacts tied to the career and political legacy of former Canadian Prime Minister George Diefenbaker. May 26
PERMANENT DISPLAYS at Meewasin Valley Centre - Learn about the development of the Meewasin trail system along with the ecological history of the South Saskatchewan River in the Saskatoon area.May 26
PERMANENT COLLECTION at Ukrainian Museum of Canada - Display of artifacts and archival documents recounting the settlement history of Ukrainian-Canadians in Canada.May 26
PERMANENT EXHIBIT at Wanuskewin Heritage Park - This National Historic Site is dedicated to celebrating traditional and contemporary indigenous life and culture in Saskatchewan. May 26
PERMANENT EXHIBIT at Western Development Museum - One of four provincial museums commemorating settler culture in Saskatchewan this museum includes displays related to transportation agriculture and more. May 26
VOTES FOR WOMEN at Western Development Museum - Exhibit celebrating the centennial of women's suffrage in Saskatchewan with a focus on two prairie activists: Nellie McClung and Violet McNaughton.May 26
TOP OF THE HOPS GRAPES & GRAINS FESTIVAL at Prairieland Park - One of Saskatoon's largest beer wine and spirit expos sponsored by P.O.W. City Kinsmen. See topofthehops.ca.May 26
WILD ABOUT SASKATOON at Various Locations - An array of events and activities across the city to celebrate and explore nature. See wildaboutsaskatoon.org.May 26
ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG SITE at Wanuskewin Heritage Park - Open weekdays weather permitting. May 26, 9:30 am
ART DROP-IN at SCYAP Art Centre & Gallery - For all ages with supplies provided free. See scyapinc.org.May 26, 5:30 pm
EVENING TO REMEMBER: COMBAT COMEDY & COUNTRY MUSIC at Nutana Legion - A BBQ and show featuring comic Bobby Henline and musician Blake Emmons.May 26, 6:00 pm
GENS HELLQUIST SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC at OUT Saskatoon - Free STI testing and all-ages drop-in. See outsaskatoon.ca.May 26, 6:00 pm
WEST COAST SWING at Toon Town Tavern - Intermediate dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. beginner 8 p.m. open dance 9 p.m. $2. See westcoastswingsaskatoon.com.May 26, 7:30 pm
THIS NIGHT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE at Amigos - Podcast/karaoke/talk show with Brendan Flaherty.May 26, 9:30 pm
Friday May 27
HERBAL MEDICINE PLANT WALK at Wanuskewin Heritage Park - The walk will be led by Flo Lavallie and will identify plants indigenous people used for food medicine and shelter.May 27, 1:00 pm
CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHROTRON at Canadian Light Source - Free public tour. Advance booking required at lightsource.ca or 306-657-3644.May 27, 2:00 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT OUT at OUT Saskatoon - Special inter-generational programming and all-ages drop-in. See outsaskatoon.ca.May 27, 5:00 pm
ALL YOU CAN EAT PEROGY SUPPER at Ukrainian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral - Adults $12 children 5-9 $6 four & under free. Includes dessert and beverage meat and cabbage rolls extra.May 27, 5:00 pm
FOOD TRUCK WARS at Sutherland Curling Rink - A festival of food and fun featuring 15 Saskatoon food trucks. Adults $5 under 12 free. See foodtruckwarsyxe.com.May 27, 5:00 pm
THOROUGHBRED RACING at Marquis Downs - Opening weekend for live horse racing. See marquisdowns.com.May 27, 7:05 pm
YUK YUKS COMEDY CLUB at Park Town Hotel - Stand-up comedy with Marcus Beaubier and Harry Doupe. Parktown Hotel 9 p.m. $17 advance $20 general. Reserve tickets at 306-244-5564.May 27, 9:00 pm
LAUGH SHOP COMEDY CLUB at Ramada Hotel - Stand-up comedy with Bob Beddow with Rose Yewchuk. Ramada Hotel 9 p.m. Reserve tickets at 306-665-6500. May 27, 9:00 pm
Saturday May 28
SWINGIN' AT THE SEGUIN at Salle Segin - Swing dancing for all ages and skill levels no partner required. Beginner lesson 8 p.m. social dancing 9 p.m. $10. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca. May 28
SASKATOON FARMERS' MARKET at Farmers' Market Square - See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.May 28, 8:00 am
BROADWAY ART FEST at Broadway Avenue - All-ages celebration of Saskatoon visual arts showcasing local artists organizations and artwork. See onbroadway.ca.May 28, 10:00 am
COUNTRY FARMS MARKETPLACE at Confederation Mall - Farmers Market and Tea Room. See countryfarmsmarketplace.com.May 28, 10:00 am
CAPITAL ONE RACE FOR KIDS at River Landing - An urban adventure race where teams of four compete to reach 10 checkpoints. Proceeds to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. See raceforkids.ca.May 28, 11:00 am
FOOD TRUCK WARS at Sutherland Curling Rink - A festival of food and fun featuring 15 Saskatoon food trucks. Adults $5 under 12 free. See foodtruckwarsyxe.com.May 28, 12:00 pm
ART DROP-IN at SCYAP Art Centre & Gallery - For all ages with supplies provided free. See scyapinc.org.May 28, 1:00 pm
WEEKENDS AT THE BCCA at Beaver Creek Conservation Area - Explore the nature trails as a citizen scientist then go indoors to create a nature-inspired craft. Beaver Creek Conservation Area. Crafts by donation. May 28, 1:00 pm
Sunday May 29
SASKATCHEWAN MARATHON at Diefenbaker Park - Hosted by Saskatoon Road Runners Association features several race lengths and is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. See saskmarathon.ca. May 29, 7:30 am
SASKATOON FARMERS' MARKET at Farmers' Market Square - See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.May 29, 10:00 am
FOOD TRUCK WARS at Sutherland Curling Rink - A festival of food and fun featuring 15 Saskatoon food trucks. Adults $5 under 12 free. See foodtruckwarsyxe.com.May 29, 12:00 pm
SPRING SIGHTINGS at Beaver Creek Conservation Area - Learn more about nature in the Beaver Creek Conservation Area with an interpreter.May 29, 2:30 pm
GREEN GROVE CAMP FUNDRAISER at Schryer's Smoked BBQ Shack - Features dinner and a silent auction. Cocktails 5 p.m. dinner 5:45 p.m. $25. See greengrovecamp.ca.May 29, 5:00 pm
EAT THESE WORDS FUNDRAISER at Le Relais - Hosted by Slow Food Saskatoon featuring a family-friendly five-course dinner of local food live entertainment and readings of food and nature-inspired writing. $45-$50.May 29, 6:00 pm
TONIGHT IT'S POETRY at The Woods - Community stage featuring Kay Kassirer. $5. See tonightitspoetry.com. May 29, 7:00 pm
UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY at U of S Observatory - Free public viewing. Campus Drive southwest. See physics.usask.ca/observatory.May 29, 7:30 pm
Monday May 30
CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHROTRON at Canadian Light Source - Free public tour. Advance booking required at lightsource.ca or 306-657-3644.May 30, 2:00 pm
BI/PAN/POLY GROUP at OUT Saskatoon - For those who are bisexual pansexual questioning interested or allies. See outsaskatoon.ca.May 30, 7:00 pm
LISA BIRD-WILSON: JUST PRETENDING at McNally Robinson - Saskatchewan Cree-Metis writer reads from her debut poetry collection reflecting on the legacy of residential schools. See mcnallyrobinson.com.May 30, 7:00 pm
Tuesday May 31
BOARD GAME NIGHT: JENGA WARS at Fionn MacCoolsMay 31
ART DROP-IN at SCYAP Art Centre & Gallery - For all ages with supplies provided free. See scyapinc.org.May 31, 5:30 pm
WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT at OUT Saskatoon - Queer and allied women's social. See outsaskatoon.ca. May 31, 7:00 pm
GENDER REVOLUTION at USSU Pride Centre - Transgender discussion group. See outsaskatoon.ca. May 31, 7:00 pm
RICHARD KELLY KEMICK & MICHAEL PRIOR at McNally Robinson - Authors read from their debut poetry collections Caribou Run and Model Discipline. See mcnallyrobinson.com.May 31, 7:00 pm
MAKERSPACE at SCYAP Art Centre & Gallery - Free drop-in art session for teens and adults alongside experienced artists. Presented by Remai Modern Gallery. See remaimodern.org/prelaunch. May 31, 7:00 pm
CFCR COMMUNITY RADIO: AGM at Amigos - See cfcr.ca.May 31, 7:00 pm
SWINGIN' ON THE SASKATCHEWAN at River Landing Amphitheatre - River Landing Amphitheatre every Tuesday until Sept. 27. Beginner lesson 7 p.m. dancing 8-10 p.m. No partner required all skill levels welcome. Free. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca.May 31, 7:00 pm
Wednesday June 1
SASKATOON FARMERS' MARKET at Farmers' Market Square - See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.June 1, 10:00 am
CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHROTRON at Canadian Light Source - Free public tour. Advance booking required at lightsource.ca or 306-657-3644.June 1, 2:00 pm
RAINBOW COFFEE at OUT Saskatoon - Youth and counseling drop-in for ages 13-19. See outsaskatoon.caJune 1, 4:30 pm
QUEER AS FILM SERIES at Frances Morrison Library - Screening is Sex Spirit Strength and Profiles of Hope. Co-sponsored by OUTSaskatoon and Saskatoon Public Library followed by speakers Jack Saddleback and Cathy Johnson. See saskatoonlibrary.ca or outsaskatoon.ca.June 1, 7:00 pm
ARGENTINA NATURE TOUR at McNally Robinson - A presentation by Worldwide Ecotours. See mcnallyrobinson.com. June 1, 7:00 pm
THERESA CAPUTO LIVE! at SaskTel Centre - Star of the TV show Long Island Medium shares personal stories and healing messages. See sasktelcentre.com.June 1, 7:30 pm
PUB STUMPERS TRIVIA at Fionn MacCoolsJune 1, 8:00 pm
Thursday June 2
COUNTRY FARMS MARKETPLACE at Confederation Mall - Farmers Market and Tea Room. See countryfarmsmarketplace.com.June 2, 10:00 am
ART DROP-IN at SCYAP Art Centre & Gallery - For all ages with supplies provided free. See scyapinc.org.June 2, 5:30 pm
GENS HELLQUIST SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC at OUT Saskatoon - Free STI testing and all-ages drop-in. See outsaskatoon.ca.June 2, 6:00 pm
MEN'S GROUP at OUT Saskatoon - Queer and ally social group for men and male-identified. See outsaskatoon.ca. June 2, 6:00 pm
WEST COAST SWING at Toon Town Tavern - Intermediate dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. beginner 8 p.m. open dance 9 p.m. $2. See westcoastswingsaskatoon.com.June 2, 7:30 pm
ROBIN & ARLENE KARPAN: PHOTOGRAPHER'S GUIDE TO SASKATCHEWAN at McNally Robinson - Book launch showcasing some of Saskatchewan's most stunning landscapes. See mcnallyrobinson.com. June 2, 8:00 pm
POP-UP PRODUCE MARKET at Saskatoon Community Service Village - Sponsored by City Centre Food Coop with fresh fruits and vegetables cash only. See Facebook. June 2, 10:30 pm
Friday June 3
CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHROTRON at Canadian Light Source - Free public tour. Advance booking required at lightsource.ca or 306-657-3644.June 3, 2:00 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT OUT at OUT Saskatoon - Special inter-generational programming and all-ages drop-in. See outsaskatoon.ca. June 3, 5:00 pm
THOROUGHBRED RACING at Marquis Downs - Opening weekend for live horse racing. See marquisdowns.com.June 3, 7:05 pm
SECOND CHANCE PROM at Station 20 West - An old school prom for those who couldn't bring their sweetheart way back when. See outsaskatoon.ca.June 3, 7:30 pm
THE COMIC STRIPPERS at Broadway Theatre - Male stripper parody and improv comedy show. 19+. See broadwaytheatre.ca.June 3, 8:00 pm
YUK YUKS COMEDY CLUB at Park Town Hotel - Stand-up comedy with comics t.b.a. $17 advance $20 general. Reserve tickets at 306-244-5564. June 3, 9:00 pm
LAUGH SHOP COMEDY CLUB at Ramada Hotel - Stand-up comedy with comics t.b.a. Reserve tickets at 306-665-6500.June 3, 9:00 pm
Saturday June 4
POTASHCORP CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL at Kiwanis Memorial Park - Annual festival features fun for all ages including theatre music dance puppetry creative learning circus arts and more. See potashcorpchildrensfestival.com. June 4
SASKATOON FARMERS' MARKET at Farmers' Market Square - See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.June 4, 8:00 am
COUNTRY FARMS MARKETPLACE at Confederation Mall - Farmers Market and Tea Room. See countryfarmsmarketplace.com.June 4, 10:00 am
SCAVENGER HUNT AT MVC at Meewasin Valley Centre - Test your knowledge of local nature and wildlife.June 4, 12:00 pm
ART DROP-IN at SCYAP Art Centre & Gallery - For all ages with supplies provided free. See scyapinc.org.June 4, 1:00 pm
WEEKENDS AT THE BCCA at Beaver Creek Conservation Area - Explore the nature trails as a citizen scientist then go indoors to create a nature-inspired craft. Beaver Creek Conservation Area. Crafts by donation. June 4, 1:00 pm
ELYSIUM MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL: PRE-PARTY at Le Relais - Daytime events are all ages and run from noon-5 p.m. at Diefenbaker Park with music dancing yoga and hoop workshops. Evening events are 19+. See elysiummusicfestival.com.June 4, 7:00 pm
SASKATCHEWAN RUSH VS BUFFALO BANDITS at SaskTel Centre - Game 2 of the 2016 NLL Champions Cup Final. NLL professional box lacrosse. See saskrush.com.June 4, 7:00 pm
UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY at U of S Observatory - Free public viewing. Campus Drive southwest. See physics.usask.ca/observatory.June 4, 7:30 pm
Sunday June 5
SASKATOON PRIDE FESTIVAL at Various Locations - Annual week-long festival provides accessible space to celebrate queerness foster community pride and raise awareness of queer culture within the larger community featuring a variety of events and activities at venues across the city. See saskatoonpride.ca.June 5
WALK TO FIGHT ARTHRITIS at Victoria Park - Annual Arthritis Society fundraiser with lunch and entertainment for all ages. See walktofightarthritis.ca.June 5, 9:30 am
SASKATOON FARMERS' MARKET at Farmers' Market Square - See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.June 5, 10:00 am
SASKATOON SPORT CARDS AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW at Nutana LegionJune 5, 12:00 pm
WINGED WONDERS at Beaver Creek Conservation Area - Learn more about local bird species the Beaver Creek Conservation Area on a hike led by an interpreter.June 5, 2:30 pm
TONIGHT IT'S POETRY at Broadway Theatre - Slam poetry finals featuring the city's top eight poets and Write Out Loud Youth Poets. $15 advance $20 general. See broadwaytheatre.caJune 5, 7:30 pm
NEXT GENERATION PRAIRIE PRIDE TALENT COMPETITION at Diva's - Compete or cheer on your favourite competitors. All ages.June 5, 8:00 pm
PRAIRIE PRIDE 2016 DIVA/DIVO COMPETITION at Diva's - Crowning of the King and Queen of Pride 2016. 19+June 5, 10:30 pm
Monday June 6
PRIDE FLAG RAISING at City Hall Square - See saskatoonpride.ca.June 6, 12:15 pm
CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHROTRON at Canadian Light Source - Free public tour. Advance booking required at lightsource.ca or 306-657-3644.June 6, 2:00 pm
PRIDE LATTE AND TRIBUTE TO WES FUNK at Frances Morrison Library - Artists authors and poets celebrate the LGBTQ word in all forms and the work of late author Wes Funk. See saskatoonpride.ca.June 6, 7:00 pm
Tuesday June 7
BOARD GAME NIGHT: JENGA WARS at Fionn MacCoolsJune 7
ART DROP-IN at SCYAP Art Centre & Gallery - For all ages with supplies provided free. See scyapinc.org.June 7, 5:30 pm
WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT at OUT Saskatoon - Queer and allied women's social. See outsaskatoon.ca. June 7, 7:00 pm
GENDER REVOLUTION at USSU Pride Centre - Transgender discussion group. See outsaskatoon.ca. June 7, 7:00 pm
MAKERSPACE at SCYAP Art Centre & Gallery - Free drop-in art session for teens and adults alongside experienced artists. Presented by Remai Modern Gallery. See remaimodern.org/prelaunch.June 7, 7:00 pm
SWINGIN' ON THE SASKATCHEWAN at River Landing Amphitheatre - River Landing Amphitheatre every Tuesday until Sept. 27. Beginner lesson 7 p.m. dancing 8-10 p.m. No partner required all skill levels welcome. Free. See saskatoonlindyhop.ca.June 7, 7:00 pm
Wednesday June 8
WELCOME TO THE GAYBOURHOOD PRIDE PARADE at Downtown Saskatoon - See saskatoonpride.ca.June 8, 11:00 am
CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHROTRON at Canadian Light Source - Free public tour. Advance booking required at lightsource.ca or 306-657-3644.June 8, 2:00 pm
AN EVENING OF RECONCILIATION at Wanuskewin Heritage Park - Keynote by Chief Robert Joseph followed by a cultural celebration. Outdoor Ampitheatre Free. See reconciliationcanada.ca/sask.June 8, 5:00 pm
PRIDE FAMILY BINGO at HMCS Unicorn - See saskatoonpride.ca.June 8, 7:00 pm
PUB STUMPERS TRIVIA at Fionn MacCools - See Facebook.June 8, 8:00 pm
GAY KARAOKE: 2016 PRIDE EDITION at Diva's - Guest host Ricardo Alvarado and DJ Davie Nix. $3. June 8, 9:00 pm
POPCORN ELDER at Studio 914
Written by Curtis Peeteetuce and presented by Dancing Sky Theatre and Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre this play critiques New Age shamanism that co-opts Indigenous spiritual traditions. Ages 12+. See dancingskytheatre.com or gtnt.ca.
May 24 - May 29
BEATRICE & VIRGIL at Remai Arts Centre
Adapted from Yann Martel's novel this play by Lindsay Cochrane tells the story of a man named Henry who seeks help from another man named Henry to write a play about a donkey (Beatrice) and howler monkey (Virgil). As the story unfolds a shocking historical romance is revealed. Presented by Last Exit Theatre. See persephonetheatre.org.
May 26 - May 29
BEATRICE & VIRGIL at Remai Arts Centre
Adapted from Yann Martel's novel this play by Lindsay Cochrane tells the story of a man named Henry who seeks help from another man named Henry to write a play about a donkey (Beatrice) and howler monkey (Virgil). As the story unfolds a shocking historical romance is revealed. Presented by Last Exit Theatre. See persephonetheatre.org.
May 31 - Jun 4
NOW PLAYING at BROADWAY THEATREVIEW LISTINGS
NOW PLAYING at ROXY THEATREVIEW LISTINGS
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Thursday May 26
REPARTEE at Capitol Music Club - with Soft Cotton.May 26
FLAT BLACK PLASTIC at Capitol Music Club - with The Gaff Charly Hustle and Parab Poet (Late Show).May 26
THE CHESS CLUB at The Bassment - featuring Jack Semple and Greg Lowe as part of the Roots Series.May 26
TUPPERWARE REMIX PARTY at Vangelis Tavern - with Fake Shark and Hattie.May 26
ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC at Piggy'sMay 26
FERNIE TURNBULL at Bud's on BroadwayMay 26
UNDERCOVER PIRATES at CrackersMay 26
DON GRIFFITH at Bon TempsMay 26, 6:30 pm
JEFFERY STRAKER & SASKATOON SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS at Broadway Theatre - See broadwaytheatre.ca.May 26, 8:00 pm
Friday May 27
THE BASEMENT PAINTINGS (Vinyl Release) at Amigos - with Sleepwreck and Form.May 27
ONE BAD SON at O'Brians Automotive Event Centre - with DJ Anchor as part of the Official Roughrider Kick-Off Party with player appearances.May 27
BACK OF THE BUS at The Bassment - with The Residuals as part of the Roots Series.May 27
LEGENDARY RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE at Somewhere Else Pub & GrillMay 27
SPARKY AND THE PLUGS at The Underground Cafe - with Eliza Doyle.May 27
URBAN OUTLAWS at Stan's PlaceMay 27
FREDDY AND THE AXEMAN at Piggy'sMay 27
SLIM CHANCE at German Cultural CentreMay 27
ROCKAPOLOOZA at Nutana Legion - with The Average Joes.May 27
RIPPER TRAIN at Bud's on BroadwayMay 27
PIANO FRIDAYS at The Bassment - with Dennis BoryckiMay 27
STANDARD TRIO at Prairie InkMay 27
RITORNELLO CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT #1 at Convocation Hall - featuring The Gryphon Trio composed of Annalee Patipatanakoon (violin) Roman Borys (cello) and James Parker (piano). See ritornello.ca.May 27, 7:30 pm
Saturday May 28
JORDAN WELBOURNE at Capitol Music Club - with Hearing Trees and Emma Jean.May 28
LAB COAST at Vangelis Tavern - with Marlaena Moore Wares and Lying Light in the Quiet.May 28
PONTEIX (EP Release) at Amigos - Slow Down Molasses Rayannah and DJ Shawn Jobin.May 28
LEGENDARY RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE at Somewhere Else Pub & GrillMay 28
BANJO AND FRIENDS at Prairie InkMay 28
BRIDGES at Nutana LegionMay 28
SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAM at Capitol Music Club - hosted by Sam Folkerson.May 28
ACT OF DEFIANCE & UNTIMELY DEMISE (Album Release) at Louis' Pub - with Wrathed and Singularity.May 28
100TH MERIDIAN at Bud's on BroadwayMay 28
URBAN OUTLAWS at Stan's PlaceMay 28
FREDDY AND THE AXEMAN at Piggy'sMay 28
SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAM at Bud's on Broadway - All ages.May 28
SILAS FRIESEN QUINTET at The Bassment - with Jim Brenan as part of the Outreach Series: Mentorship Weekend.May 28
AN EVENING WITH THE GUITAR at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - with classical guitarists Andrew Booth Stephan Davis and Walter Hofmeister .May 28
ECLIPSE CHORUS: FROM SOCK HOP TO WOODSTOCK at Broadway Theatre - See eclipsechorus.comMay 28, 7:30 pm
REFUGEE FAMILY BENEFIT CONCERT at Third Avenue United Church - featuring Michelle Aalders Hannah Lissel-Decorby Jerry He Brandon Johnson Zachary Senick Meribeth Gauthier and Esther Zu.May 28, 7:30 pm
RITORNELLO CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT #2 at Village Guitar & Amp - featuring Chris Derksen Carissa Klopoushak Jacqueline Woods and surprise guests. See ritornello.ca.May 28, 8:30 pm
Sunday May 29
NORTHERN LIGHTS BLUEGRASS & OLD TIME MUSIC SOCIETY BRUNCH at Bon TempsMay 29
LIVE JAM at Stan's PlaceMay 29
JAM SESSION at Piggy'sMay 29
SUNDAY BLUES JAM at Vangelis Tavern - with Fast Eddie.May 29
SUNDAY NIGHT ACOUSTIC JAM at Bud's on BroadwayMay 29
RITORNELLO CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT #3 at Mayfair United Church - featuring The Gryphon Trio in collaboration with other Ritornello artists. See ritornello.ca.May 29, 2:00 pm
Monday May 30
BIG DAVE MCLEAN at Bud's on BroadwayMay 30
GREYS at Vangelis Tavern - with The Avulsions and Man Meat.May 30
Tuesday May 31
CRESTWOOD TRIO at Bon TempsMay 31
BIG DAVE MCLEAN at Bud's on BroadwayMay 31
SUPER JAM at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill - (19+ after 9 p.m.)May 31
OPEN STAGE at Capitol Music ClubMay 31
Wednesday June 1
KEVIN KANE at Village Guitar & Amp - with Brian Potvin.June 1
OH WONDER at Louis' Pub - with guests. June 1
COLE PHILLIPS ADAM at Piggy'sJune 1
BIG DAVE MCLEAN at Bud's on BroadwayJune 1
Thursday June 2
COLTER WALL at Capitol Music Club - with Kristan Couture and Steph Cameron.June 2
TERRA at Vangelis Tavern - with The Garrys and Participation.June 2
OLD MAN CANYON at Amigos - with Scenic Route to Alaska.June 2
BIG DAVE MCLEAN at Bud's on BroadwayJune 2
BLUE RARE at CrackersJune 2
ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC at Piggy'sJune 2
DON GRIFFITH at Bon TempsJune 2
Friday June 3
KIM WEMPE at Village Guitar & AmpJune 3
ANDERSON BURKO at The Bassment - as part of the Roots Series.June 3
YOUNG BENJAMINS (Album Release) at Amigos - with Megan Nash.June 3
KLOVES at Capitol Music Club - with Mehta Jeff Prankev and VJ London Rush.June 3
ALEXA AND KATELYN at Prairie InkJune 3
FANCY DIAMONDS at Vangelis Tavern - with The Buzzardline and The Velveteins.June 3
BIG DAVE MCLEAN at Bud's on BroadwayJune 3
NORTHERN REBELS at Stan's PlaceJune 3
FREEMONT STREET at Piggy'sJune 3
SLIM CHANCE at German Cultural CentreJune 3
PIANO FRIDAYS at The Bassment - with Martin Janovsky.June 3
Saturday June 4
NORTHCOTE at Capitol Music Club - with Jordan Klassen Josiah & the Bonnevilles and Zoo Lion.June 4
BIG DAVE MCLEAN at Bud's on BroadwayJune 4
WITCHSTONE at Vangelis Tavern - with Chronobot Hashfiend Lutheran and Johnny2Fingers & The Deformities.June 4
BA JOHNSTON at Amigos - with Napalmpom Off the Top Rope and DJ Jim Ginther.June 4
SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAM at Capitol Music Club - hosted by Sam Folkerson.June 4
NORTHERN REBELS at Stan's PlaceJune 4
FREEMONT STREET at Piggy'sJune 4
HARRY STARTUP at Nutana LegionJune 4
SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAM at Bud's on Broadway - All ages.June 4
JAZZ SINGER FEST at The Bassment - as part of the Jazz Singer Series.June 4
K.K. & BRASIL REFINED at Prairie InkJune 4
MAZZFEST at O'Brians Automotive Event Centre - featuring 20 bands on two stages including Why Marilyn Fall City Fall Colour In The Clouds Sons of Siren Almost Alien and more See mazzfest.com.June 4, 1:00 pm
Sunday June 5
BLACK WIZARD at Amigos - with Dead Quiet and Black Thunder.June 5
NORTHERN LIGHTS BLUEGRASS & OLD TIME MUSIC SOCIETY BRUNCH at Bon TempsJune 5
LIVE JAM at Stan's PlaceJune 5
SUNDAY NIGHT ACOUSTIC JAM at Bud's on BroadwayJune 5
SUNDAY BLUES JAM at Vangelis Tavern - with Fast Eddie.June 5
Monday June 6
NEXT GENERATION LEAHY at The Bassment - as part of the Fiddle Series.June 6
LAMB OF GOD at Prairieland Park - with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity.June 6
BLITZEN TRAPPER at Amigos - with Quiet Life.June 6
BRAND NEW at O'Brians Automotive Event Centre - with MewithoutYou and Greater Pyrenees.June 6
Tuesday June 7
TWIN FIDDLES OF JJ GUY & GORDON STOBBE at The Bassment - with Cathy Sproule on piano as part of the Fiddle Series.June 7
OPEN STAGE at Capitol Music ClubJune 7
SUPER JAM at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill - (19+ after 9 p.m.)June 7
Wednesday June 8
ALI MCCORMICK at Piggy'sJune 8
GINA HORSWOOD at Nutana LegionJune 8
Thursday May 12
EYE ON U at The Eye Gallery - Exhibition of prints by Monique Martin and photography by Trint Thomas. May 12
Thursday May 26
FOR THE TABLE at Gallery on the Greens - Exhibition of functional ceramic tableware by members of Clay Studio Three. May 26
MULTIPLE DISPLAYS at Centre East Galleries - Featured are exhibitions of work by the Norwegian Historical Society the Bridge City Artists the Woodworkers Guild Bridge City Needles Art Guild and more.May 26
STEVEN BECKLEY: A PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION at AKA Gallery - Video billboard projection that explores ideals of unity community and pride.May 26
PAT SERVICE: LESS IS MORE at Art Placement - Exhibition of moderately abstract but colourful landscape paintings. May 26
LOUISA FERGUSON: I GO THROUGH PHASES at Handmade House - Exhibition of glass in sculptural forms.May 26
PERIPHERAL INFLUENCE at AKA Gallery - Curated by Denise Parizek and Tarin Hughes this exhibition involves an exchange between artists in Saskatchewan and Austria and explores the butterfly effect as it relates to globalization. May 26
KRIS ENGSTROM & MARILYN HURST at Collector's Choice Art Gallery - Exhibition by gallery artists.May 26
ELI BORNSTEIN at Darrell Bell Gallery - Exhibition of wall-mounted abstract sculptures by noted Saskatoon artist.May 26
DAVID STONHOUSE: BETWEEN at Darrell Bell Gallery - Exhibition of patterned abstract paintings.May 26
LANA COWELL CELESTE DELAHEY & PAUL TROTTIER at Hues Art Supply - Exhibition of landscape paintings.May 26
PERIPHERAL INFLUENCE at Kenderdine Art Gallery - Co-hosted with A.K.A. this exhibition features work by Joi T. Arcand Heather Benning Bogomir Doringer & Bernd Oppl Maria Gru?n Agnes Hamvas Michael Koch Zachari Logan Clint Neufeld Astrid Sodomka Laura St. Pierre Franz Wassermann.May 26
WHY CAN'T MINIMAL at Kenderdine Art Gallery - Curated by John Hampton and featuring work by 11 artists including Jon Sasaki Tammi Campbell and John Marriott this exhibition focuses on minimalist art with a humorous edge.May 26
MARTINE H. CRISPO: L'EXCITATION SONORE DE ZOE T. at Paved Arts - Using six sound generators the artist harnesses the electromagnetic energy of light to create soundscapes. May 26
SASKATCHEWAN PRINTMAKERS ASSOCIATION at St. Thomas More Gallery - Exhibition of recent work by SPA members Michelle Brownridge Patrick Bulas Karli Jessup Caitlin Mullan Jannik Plaetner Robert Truszkowski Monique Martin and Michael Peterson. May 26
RAY DIRKS: ALONG THE ROAD TO FREEDOM at Diefenbaker Canada Centre - Exhibition of 26 paintings recounting the struggles of Mennonite families who fled Russia after the Russian Revolution and in the WWII period. May 26
FLIGHT & RESILIENCE at Diefenbaker Canada Centre - Companion exhibit to Along the Road to Freedom featuring photographs and artifacts from three Saskatchewan Mennonite communities.May 26
OLHA TKACHENKO: A SAGA ABOUT HOME at Ukrainian Museum of Canada - Colourful exhibition of batiks exploring the ideal of home.May 26
PATRICIA NINGEWANCE & PRISCILLA SETTEE: SIIGWAN at Wanuskewin Heritage Park - Exhibition of textiles that use natural imagery to celebrate spring as a time of renewal.May 26
BARRY ACE: MNEMONIC (RE) MANIFESTATIONS at Wanuskewin Heritage Park - Exhibition of indigenous art. May 26
POSTCARDS TO THE STATION at Station Arts Centre - A postal art fundraising exhibit involving art delivered through the postal system. Hosted by Rosthern Station Arts Centre Co-op. See stationarts.com.May 26
Saturday May 28
WOOD '16 at The Galleria at Innovation Place - Exhibition of over 200 pieces created by the Saskatchewan Woodworkers Guild and local high school students. See saskwoodguild.ca.May 28, 11:00 am
Monday May 30
SATURDAY MORNING DRAWING WORKSHOP at Gordon Snelgrove Gallery - Group exhibition of figure drawing.May 30
Thursday June 2
THIS MYANMAR LIFE at Frances Morrison Library - Exhibition of photographs by Dustin Main exploring life in the S.E. Asian country after decades of military rule. June 2
RECEPTION - THIS MYANMAR LIFE at Frances Morrison Library - Exhibition of photographs by Dustin Main exploring life in the S.E. Asian country after decades of military rule. June 2, 7:00 pm
SARAH BLAKE HENRY: DUENDE at Flint Saloon - Art show and sale.June 2, 7:00 pm
Friday June 3
SCAVENGERS & OUTCASTS at Affinity Gallery - Exhibition of sculptural and functional ceramics by Debra Kuzyk and Ray Mackie of Lucky Rabbit Pottery in Halifax.June 3
ANIMAL EYES at The Eye Gallery - Exhibition of work by students from St. George school. June 3
RECEPTION - SATURDAY MORNING DRAWING WORKSHOP at Gordon Snelgrove Gallery - Group exhibition of figure drawing.June 3, 7:00 pm
RECEPTION - SCAVENGERS & OUTCASTS at Affinity Gallery - Exhibition of sculptural and functional ceramics by Debra Kuzyk and Ray Mackie of Lucky Rabbit Pottery in Halifax.June 3, 7:00 pm
Saturday June 4
RECEPTON - ANIMAL EYES at The Eye Gallery - Exhibition of work by students from St. George school. June 4, 2:00 pm
SOUNDS LIKE A PARTY at Paved Arts - Launch of Saskatoon's annual audio art festival with performances by Waitress, Adolyne, Ursa Shirley & the Pyramids and Gerard Weber. $10 advance $15 door.June 4, 8:00 pm
Monday June 6
JORDAN BULGIS at Gordon Snelgrove Gallery - Exhibition of new work.June 6
Tuesday June 7
BRANDI HOFER: OLIVIA A SERIES at Rouge Gallery - Exhibition of expressionistic portraits of young women. June 7