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Brit’s Picks Mar. 15 – 22

Brit’s Picks Mar. 15 – 22

Honky Tonk Hero          Thursday

Capitol Music Club

If you like low down, gritty country like that of Merle Haggard or Buck Owens, then you’re going to want to check out Sean Burns. The Winnipeg artist and his band Lost Country are hitting the road to promote a brand new album Music for Taverns, Bars & Honky Tonks. The tunes evoke those small town joints off a country road where you could drown your sorrows in a beer or two. Tickets are $10 and Regina’s Kory Istace is the opener.

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A Day at the Java.../ Warman Scared Scriptless Players
A glimpse at small town life stirred up by some crazy events. A Day At The Java Shop & Greyhound Bus Depot runs this weekend. (April Watson)

Coffee Row Fun        Fri. – Sun.

Brian King Centre

We all know the scene, a small town coffee shop packed full of regulars but what happens when a pair of robbers come in trying to rob the bank next door? Throw in Johnny Cash’s bus breaking down on the way through town and you have a hilarious comedy caper, based on true events. A Day At The Java Shop & Greyhound Bus Depot is the latest production by the Warman Scared Scriptless Players. The community theatre is celebrating its 10th production and the largest cast ever. This is a full blown dinner theatre complete with sliders and a sundae bar. A great evening out and just a ton of fun. Tickets are $40.

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Complicated Coupling       Now -Sun.

BackStage Stage (Remai Arts Centre)

It’s a look at relationships in all their messy glory. Chasing Our Tales theatre company is staging a world premiere of Wendy Lockman’s Where It Hurts. The story follows Alex, a young woman, just days away from her wedding who falls for the bartender, Ben, at her stagette. Does she follow her heart and risk hurting people around her? Tickets are $10 -$26.

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Pop Prowess             Friday

Broadway Theatre

A darling of the Canadian indie pop scene in the early 2000s is back with a brand new album. The Dears have just released Times Infinity Volume Two. Volume One was released in 2015 and now the band has capped off the series. It was recorded over a two year period and members of The Dears say it’s far darker than the first installment. The Dears have been recognized multiple times being on the lists for the Polaris Music Prize and they’ve toured the world extensively. If you’d like to check it out, tickets are $27.

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Classic Ballet          Saturday

TCU Place

The grace, the poise, the music, it’s all part of Ballet Jorgen’s magical ballet Anastasia. This is the classic tale of a young girl born to royalty but forced into poverty and trying to rediscover who she is. It’s the 10th anniversary for this production and it is currently touring across the country. This performance is ideal if you have a little dancer in the family and Saskatoon audiences can grab tickets for $27 – $99.

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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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