It’s back for another year. The fine folks at 25th Street Theatre are bringing theatre magic back for another year at the PotashCorp Fringe Theatre & Street Festival. There’s plenty of theatre to sample and then why not head out onto Broadway Ave. for shopping and performances by buskers and musicians from all over the world. This is a chance to dabble in all kinds of theatre from the poignant and dramatic to the downright silly. I’ve picked a few to get you started but don’t forget to experiment for yourself. Tickets can be bought online prior to the day of the show or you can buy them (cash only) one hour before showtime at the venue. All tickets are $15.
Musical Fables July 28 – Aug. 5 Victoria School Gym
The Fabulist is a wonderful retelling of Aesop’s fables through music, puppetry and masks. This production is one of three slated for the Kid’s Fringe productions this year. Saskatoon artist Jeffrey Popiel will guide us through classics like the Goose That Laid the Golden Egg using multiple instruments. This show is perfect for the whole family and a chance for you to introduce your little ones to the theatre.
This is a powerful play that young people should see. The Shape of a Girl by Joan McLeod is the story of a young girl and her obsession with the tragic murder of 14 year-old Reena Virk in 1997. It’s a story that examines bullying and the role even bystanders have in making sure it stops. Beautifully told, this show has been on tour throughout Saskatchewan this year and now it’s landing at the Fringe.
The Famous Haydell Sisters Comeback Tour is a musical and comedy review centres around two sisters who were a big act in the 90’s. The country duo were formerly estranged and have now embarked on a reunion show. They are here to perform but as you’ll find out there are many reasons why they just couldn’t get along. Their songs have some adult content so this is definitely one to leave the kids at home for.
The 2016 Rotary Ribfest is firing up the grill this weekend in Diefenbaker Park. (Facebook)
Mmm BBQ July 29 – Aug. 1 Diefenbaker Park
You could be happy like my pal Parker Merrifield at Ribfest 2016. (Karen Merrifield)
It’s spicy, saucy and fall off the bone fun! The 2016 Rotary Ribfest is back for another year. The four day event features some of this country’s top grillers as they fight for your tastebuds. There will be a full slate of musical acts on the mainstage, a children’s play area and beer gardens. BBQ is a summer staple and this is some of the tastiest around. Admission is free but bring some cash for the food.
Meet the vendors and find that locally made treasure at Saskatoon’s EMMA Art Auction. (Facebook)
Handmade Masterpiece Aug. 4 Holy Family Cathedral
It’s an amazing chance to meet some local artists and find that perfect piece to live in your home. Every year artists from around the world head up to Northern Saskatchewan to concentrate on their craft and collaborate with others. You will find the results for sale at the Emma Art Auction. Steel, paint, pottery, wood and weaving there are so many different ways these artists have created you’ll have to see it for yourself. There will be both a silent and a live auction of the works. All the proceeds go towards next year’s Emma International Collaboration.