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Brit’s Picks Oct. 20 – 27

Brit’s Picks Oct. 20 – 27

Sophomore Solo      Thursday

Village Guitar & Amp

Saskatoon’s francophone chanteuse Alexis Normand is joining forces with Alberta artist Ariane Mahrÿke Lemire for a double album release. The tour is called We Ain’t Cowgirls and will cover Western Canada in the next few weeks. Normand is releasing her self titled sophomore album. Lemire is releasing Je deviens le loup. Normand says this release is a far more personal, introspective work than any music she’s recorded before. Tickets are $15 – $20.

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Power Play    Now – Oct. 30

Studio 914

Where does the play end and real life begin? Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre’s latest show In Care opens this week. This is a brand new play by Kenneth T. Williams that takes a hard look at the child welfare system in Canada. It follows the story of Janice Fisher, a woman desperate to get her kids back from foster care. The play is the first act and then immediately following a short break with tea and bannock, the audience will be part of a panel discussion on the system and how we can make it better. This is an amazing community experience. Tickets are $12 – $15.

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Legacy Project           Sunday

Capitol Music Club

The Tragicallly Hip’s frontman Gord Downie may be terminally ill but he’s not slowing down creatively. The artist is continuing to produce music with a message. Downie’s latest project is called The Secret Path it’s a short film and graphic novel about Chanie Wenjack, a young boy who died in 1966 while trying to run away from residential school. A special screening and public talk is being held on Sunday at the Capitol Music Club. It is free to the public and donations are being collected for the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund.

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three-1 / Wide Open Children's Theatre
Wide Open Children’s Theatre brings its puppets back to the stage for a new adventure. (Wide Open Children’s Theatre)

3 Times the Fun        Fri. – Oct. 30

The Refinery

The folks at Wide Open Children’s Theatre are at it again this time with stories about threes. Your favourite puppets will keep the kids happy with tales like The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. All shows are 45mins and there’s tons of audience participation. Tickets are $10 – $15.

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blind-date / Persephone Theatre
An evening of love, improv and clowning around at the theatre. (Persephone Theatre)

Looking for Love       Now – Nov. 2

Persephone Theatre

Persephone Theatre is partnering with a Spontaneous Theatre creation to bring it’s smash play Blind Date to the Saskatoon stage. This is a show that combines clowning, improvisation and comedy. There’s even an element of audience participation as the main character Mimi plucks audience members right out of the audience to date. The New York Times called this piece “Fearless, and very funny”. Tickets are $33-$47.

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Britainy Zapshalla With more than 15 years as an arts reporter at CBC Radio-Canada under her belt, Britainy Zapshalla considers herself not only an expert but also a die hard fan of Saskatchewan’s entertainment scene. She’s a regular contributor to CTV Morning Live in Saskatoon and loves to help people plan their weekends with Brit’s Picks.


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