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Brit’s Picks Aug. 2 – 9

Brit’s Picks Aug. 2 – 9

Gallery Gathering       Friday

Remai Modern

It’s a party that’s not to be missed! The first Friday of every month crowds are invited to the Remai Modern for a house party of sorts. Audiences can delight in everything from performance art to experimental sound, modern dance and spoken word. This month electronic sound artist Robin Rimbaud, also known as Scanner, will perform a live music score for two short French films that will be shown on the gallery walls. There’s a cash bar and it’s a great way to get your weekend started. Tickets are $15 – $20

Click here for more information.

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Tons of theatre options and a street festival await you at the Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival. (Saskatchewanderer)

Fringe Fun       Thurs. – Aug. 11

Various Venues – Broadway District

It’s fly by the seat of your pants theatre and it’s branching out in new, interesting ways this year. The Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival gets started Thursday night. This 10 day festival features short performances in everything from puppet shows for kids to racy, raunchy shows just for adults. Here are a few of my picks.


Outdoors – Broadway

Breaking new ground this year is Saskatoon’s own It’s Not A Box Theatre. Overhear throws away the traditional form of theatre and instead, armed with an app and some headphones, audiences are invited to wander the area and enter a world of augmented reality. While strolling down the sidewalk, you will listen to the stories of Indigenous people and newcomers to Canada as they pass the players on the street. This show has been produced in the city before as well as in Paris. This performance is pay what you can.

For more details on this show click here.


Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play

Broadway Theatre

Straight from an Off Broadway run in New York, Lil Theatre Company and Dynamite Lunchbox Entertainment brings you the story of a musical trailblazer. Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play is the story of Josephine Baker, the first person of colour to become a world wide entertainer. This show combines music, dance and traditional cabaret in an award winning performance. There is some nudity. Tickets are $15

Here’s the link for more.


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Members of the play Sextet perform during the Fringe preview at the Broadway Theatre 2017. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix/Liam Richards)

Sextet 2: More Short Plays About Love, Sex & Relationships

Broadway Theatre

Chosen #2 at the 2017 Fringe Festival proves there’s power in numbers, especially when it comes to writing about universal experiences. Write In The Kisser Productions is back with the second instalment of its wildly popular Sextet series. The sequel simply titled Sextet 2: More Short Plays About Love, Sex & Relationships delves into new stories that explore the ins and outs of love. Tickets are $15.

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KIDS FRINGE – Magic       Kinsmen Hall

Who doesn’t like a good magic show? That’s just what’s in store for the whole family when illusionist Chris Visser is in town. The magician is promising to take audiences back to a time when anything is possible. This is an all ages show that will amaze and he’s bringing along a few live animals to delight as well. Tickets are $15

Here’s the link.


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It’s mouthwatering and fun for the whole family as Saskatoon Ribfest returns to Diefenbaker Park this weekend. (saskatoonribfest.com)

Beautiful BBQ          Fri. – Mon.

Diefenbaker Park

You’re going to want to make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand for this party. Saskatoon Ribfest will be filling the park with smoke and flavour for its sixth annual celebration. Five BBQ masters are going to be competing for your tastebuds and bragging rights as they serve up some of their tastiest dishes. This is an event for the whole family with bouncy castles, pony rides and a petting zoo on site for the kids. There will also be music by groups like the Hot Tamales and The Wolfe so you can burn off some of those extra calories and dance the day away. Admission to the park is free and so is parking but make sure you have cash on hand to sample the food.

Click here for more information.

Family Fun       Tues. – Aug. 12

Prairieland Park

Another summer tradition in our city is kicking off with a bang! Carly Rae Jepson is back in the Bridge City for a show on the grandstand for day one of the Saskatoon Ex. Other headlining performers this week include Mariana’s Trench (Wednesday) and Trace Adkins (Thursday). Your admission to the Ex gets you into all these shows but there’s also a $25 option for the premium seats or the Superfan area. Of course it’s not all about the main stage acts, there’s the midway full of favourite rides like the Zipper, Ring of Fire and the giant swings. If you want to keep your stomach right where it is, indulge in just about anything on a stick and of course, spudnuts. There’s also shows for the kids including Superdogs, Animals of Wizardry and a chance to meet the characters from Paw Patrol. Admission to the park is $10 – $16 daily. If you want to ride with abandon, wristbands will run you around $50.

Click here for all the details.











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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