It’s a love letter to Canada’s favourite past time through the eyes of a larger than life character. Life After Hockey is the story of Rink Rat Brown a man who swears up and down that he was responsible for the winning goal in the 1984 Canada Cup. This is a one man show starring Sean Hoy who hasn’t been seen on the Saskatchewan stage in a while. Hoy is reprising the role that he first took on 20 years ago. Along with the acting, you will be treated to the musical mastery of Gilles Zolty. This is a show for the hockey and non-hockey fan alike. Tickets are $30 – $56.
Don’t let the Winter weather get you down, this coming week, it’s ok to have the blues! The 2018 Saskatoon Blues Festival officially begins Wednesday night with performances that will stretch across the city’s bars, clubs and coffee houses. Make sure to check out Steve Strongman at The Bassment Thursday night. 2017 Female Vocalist of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards, Angel Forrest will play TCU Place Friday. Saturday night the Hector Anchondo Band will share the stage with the Lil’ Jimmy Reed Band and our own Jack Semple. That show is also at TCU Place. Tickets are $30-$45.
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Salute to Mitchell Saturday
One of Saskatoon’s most well known musicians is getting the royal treatment from the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Don’t Give Yourself Away – The Music of Joni Mitchell could be the most anticipated show in the SSO’s 2018 Pop Series. The show will feature orchestral arrangements of some of Mitchell’s greatest hits by Vince Mendoza who worked closely with Mitchell to create the music. Of course music of this magnitude needs a special voice as well and that’s where Sarah Slean comes in. Slean has toured the world playing with orchestras as well as creating her own music for film, tv and the radio. This is going to be an incredible night and tickets are going fast, $60 – $90 will get you in the door.
Who should tell the story of Gabriel Dumont and his role in the North-West Resistance? If you ask folks at the National Arts Centre, they will tell you we all have a role in telling this story. Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show is a multilingual production that was created by 10 playwrights from right across Canada. The show is told through English, Michif and Cree, with translations and follows Dumont’s story after the hanging of Louis Riel. This is a show not without controversy as it’s brought up themes of cultural appropriation as it tells the story from many points of view. This is a co-production and a world premiere with Persephone Theatre, Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre ad La Troupe du Jour all as presenting partners. Tickets are $45 – $48.