From parties in the club to family fun and of course, the big parade; you can do it all at the 2018 Saskatoon Pride Festival. Highlights include Friday’s Live In Colour Art & Fashion Show at the Hilton Garden Inn, the first ever Two-Spirit Powwow at the University of Saskatchewan Saturday afternoon and Sunday’s Family Day Carnival at the Forestry Farm. The fun continues throughout next week and well into the weekend. You won’t want to miss Wednesday’s Drag Queen Bingo at the Capitol Music Club. Next weekend Friday and Saturday will be busy with the Artisan Market and Loud & Proud Main Stage featuring performances by Mo Kenney and Matthew V. Of course Saskatoon comes out in force with the big parade which starts at 1:00 p.m. next Saturday June 23. Many of the events are free and ticketed events are $2 – $65.
The band may be on the road touring and they may be hard at work on a new album but Autopilot always has time for a gig at home. The Saskatoon indie rockers will be debuting new music from its upcoming album Afterglow to entertain the crowd. The band is also sharing the stage with Young James and Crooked Spies. Tickets are $10.
Puccini’s classic tale of tragedy, love and life is being brought to the stage in La Bohéme. (L-R) Clarence Frazer, Marcel d’Entremont and France Bellemare (Photo: Charlie Peters)
La Vie Bohéme Sat. – June 23
Remai Arts Centre
It’s a story of struggle, of tragedy and love and it’s all taking musical form starting this weekend. Saskatoon Opera’s latest production is a modern twist on Puccini’s classic La Bohéme. If you’re not familiar with the opera, you may be more in tune with the more modern musical Rent which is based on the classic tale. The story follows two lovers Rodolfo and Mimi as they fall for each other and then, through hard times, separate only to find true love as one of them faces death. The story is also one of friendship as this group of poor artists struggle to stay afloat and celebrate life. The cast features many local artists. This piece is sung in Italian but there are English surtitles to help you follow along. Tickets are going quickly and run $50 – $70.
His music evokes sultry nights with the one you love and maybe a drink or two. Canadian R&B singer Daniel Caesar is riding high on the music scene right now. Caesar played this year’s Coachella music festival and has been touring all over Canada and the United States spreading his sexy sound. Tickets are selling quickly for this Grammy nominated artist so you’ll want to grab yours soon. They run $25 – $45.
You may remember this band best for its breakthrough hit No Rain in the 1990’s. I mean who could forget the dancing bee girl! Blind Melon has gone through many transformations and the band has had an on again, off again relationship with the music scene. The band is back out on the road playing together and you can see the show right here in Saskatoon. Tickets are $31.