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Brit’s Picks Sept. 21 – 28

Brit’s Picks Sept. 21 – 28

Open For Discussion      Thursday

Roxy Theatre

Our community is kicking off a discussion that it hopes will lead to healing and solutions with a special screening of the film Us & Them. This documentary follows filmmaker Krista Loughton as she meets and spends time with chronically homeless individuals. While trying to help them, she opens up a whole new world of healing and hope. This screening will be the kick off to a new project called Compassion to Action. 1o individuals and groups will be committing to do what they can to help homeless in Saskatoon and their journey will be followed throughout the next few months. Those stories will then be told during Persephone Theatre’s run of Home is a Beautiful Word in April. This event is free to the public and donations will be collected.

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Virtual Warfare       Thurs. – Oct. 1

The Refinery

Live Five Independent Theatre launches its new season with an explosive one woman show this week. Grounded is the story of a female fighter pilot who’s reassigned after having a child to operating drones. She struggles to deal with her virtual war and the realities of her new family life. This show blends live action on the stage with video projections as the lead characters mental stability unravels. Tickets for the show are $21 – $25.

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Stringing Along        Friday

The Bassment

Hot off their 2017 Juno win for Instrumental Album of the Year, The Fretless are back out on the road to spread their love of folk music. Saskatchewan will quickly recognize lead fiddle player Karrnnel Sawitsky as a teacher and performer from right here in this province. The group has toured tirelessly in Europe, the U.S. and now right back here in Canada with its newest album Bird’s Nest. It’s a new turn on traditional music and it has to be heard live. After they perform, the group is sticking around for a few days to deliver a fiddle orchestral camp in collaboration with the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra. Tickets for this show are $23 – $28.

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The Last Sunday / Sum Theatre
The Last Sunday is creating “theatre of the now’ every month until June. (Sum Theatre)


Artistic Response             Sunday

*Secret Location

A new project from by Saskatoon’s Sum Theatre offers a brand new experience to audiences. The Last Sunday is a full out performance featuring a brand new 10 minute play, a musical performance, a rant and a hot seat interview. Local artists will take part in this 1-hour performance. The entire show will be based around events or headlines that have happened over the past month. The theatre hopes to build a stronger community by artistically examining the events of the day. There’s a little mystery to this event as well. Audiences won’t know the performance location. They have to meet Sum Theatre on the street corner of Broadway Ave. and 11th Street and will be led to the show. This event is free and open to all ages.

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Word on the Street/ thewordonthestreet.ca
A celebration of literacy for all ages awaits you this weekend at The Word on the Street. (thewordonthestreet.ca)

Book Bonanza         Sunday

Broadway District

The Word on the Street Festival in Saskatoon is turning a page with a new location this year. The full day celebration of literacy is happening along Broadway Avenue. This is the 26th year for the festival and it will feature readings, workshops, games and activities for every age. Don’t miss the performances for young families in the Treasure Island Tent by authors like Danica Lorer and Katherine Lawrence. The Brave New World tent will take you inside the minds of the authors with interviews Henry Woolf and John Early will be there. In the Great Expectations Tent you can hear about all kinds of topics from cookbooks to poetry. There will be a marketplace where you can pick up the latest works from your favourite authors and even get them signed. It’s a full day of fun and the activities and readings are free.

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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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