• Beatrice & Virgil / Britainy Zapshalla

Brit’s Picks May 26 – June 2

Beatrice & Virgil / Britainy Zapshalla

Last Exit Theatre is bringing Yann Martel’s Beatrice & Virgil alive in this theatrical adaptation. (Britainy Zapshalla)

Prairie Play Premiere                   May 26 – June 4      Persephone Theatre Backstage

He’s a beloved Saskatoon writer and known the world over and now the work of Yann Martel is being celebrated on a Saskatoon Stage. Beatrice & Virgil is the story of a writer, struggling to write a novel after his first one was a huge success. He’s recruited by a mysterious taxidermist to help write a play but there’s much more to the story and it has wide reaching repercussions. This is a mysterious and dark play and definitely one that will have you thinking about it days and weeks after. Tickets are $20-$25.

Ticket info here.


op of the Hops / POW Kinsmen

Thirsty? Top of the Hops have plenty of options when it comes to whetting your whistle. (POW Kinsmen)

Top of the Hops                 May 26-28           Prairieland Park

My grandpa always says, “Nothing tastes as sweet as a beer on a hot Summer day!” Now is your chance to find that perfect brew, by sampling a few. Top of the Hops – Grapes & Grains is back for another year. This event is sponsored by the POW City Kinsmen and features more than 200 different liquor samples. There will be plenty of munchies and entertainment. Tickets are

Ticket info here.


Cris Derksen / Red Works

Cellist & composer Cris Derksen takes traditional Chamber music and turns it on its head. (Red Works)

Ritornello                     May 27-29    Various Venues

Saskatoon’s chamber music festival is back for its 8th year and they have an award winning lineup to show for it. Juno award winners Gryphon Trio is headlining the festival and will perform both Friday and Sunday. The group is also giving a master class for young local musicians. Along with the more traditional, intimate chamber concerts, there’s the Saturday night show which throws all conventions out the window. Cellist and composer Cris Derksen will combine loop pedals and recorded music to create an experimental sound that is out of this world. Weekend passes are available for $40 Tickets are between $15 – $30.


Ticket info here. 

Food Truck Wars / Facebook

Make sure you have an appetite for Food Truck Wars this weekend. (Facebook)

Food Truck Wars               May 27-29     Sutherland Curling Club

It’s so much more than street meat these days. Saskatoon’s food truck scene is ever growing it seems and for one weekend a year, you can sample all the tasty treats all under one roof. Food Truck Wars is an annual family friendly festival that features 15 local trucks and they are all ready to feed the masses. There will also be live entertainment. Admission is $5, 12 and under are free.

More info here.