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Brit’s Picks May 12 – 19, 2016

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Blues musician Paul Reddick will heat up the Bassment Friday night. (paulreddick.ca)

Paul Reddick                           May 13                        The Bassment

You’ve seen him on the Jazz Festival stage here in Saskatoon and now blues musician Paul Reddick is back in our city. He’s one of the most popular blues and roots musicians today and is known for his blend of poetry and music. It’s a honking, harmonica loving good time and it’s all at one of my favourite venues The Bassment. This is a smaller soft seat venue and it really brings you up close and personal to the musicians. See multiple Maple Blues Award winner Paul Reddick Friday.

Tickets are $20-$25.


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Rock out and win at the first ever Saskatchewan air guitar championship. (airguitarcanada.org)

Air Guitar Sask. Championship         May 14      Saskatoon Farmer’s Market

Who hasn’t strummed out a solo on their tummy before? Air guitar isn’t just reserved for those crazy nights at a house party anymore. The first ever Air Guitar Saskatchewan Championships is on at the Farmer’s Market. You pick the song and rock out for one minute and you could win a shot at the National competition. The best part is all the proceeds go to Creative Kids. It’s a charity that supports young people in cultural activities in our province.

Here’s the link to enter

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Bif Naked will combine storytelling and music in a one of a kind performance Sunday. (Facebook)

An Evening With Bif Naked               May 15            Capitol Music Club

She’s dominated the rock charts here in Canada and now she’s an acclaimed author. Bif Naked has just released her memoir “I Bificus” and she’s combining storytelling and music in this show. From life as a child adopted by missionaries, to battles with drugs, breast cancer and triumphs in the rock and roll realm, she’s led an amazing life. It’s sure to be a racy evening and tickets will go fast.

Tickets are $20

Sarah Slean / SSO

Sarah Slean will give audiences a new view of her musical abilities on Saturday night. (Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra)

Appalachian Spring – SSO                   May 14                        TCU Place

The final show of the SSO mainstage season will be one to remember this weekend. Sarah Slean will lead the charge into blending the worlds of pop and classical music with her performance of Christos Hatzis’ Lamento. This is one of two song cycles that will be performed Saturday night. The other by Saskatchewan born contralto Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber. She’ll be performing Les Nuits d’Ete. The evening rounds out with Appalachian Spring, a piece that the SSO insists will have everyone loving instantly. It’s a great way to cap off a beautiful season and to welcome Spring.

Tickets are $14 – $60