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Brit’s Picks Aug. 9 – 16

Brit’s Picks Aug. 9 – 16
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Fringe Festival : Saskatchewanderer
Tons of theatre options and a street festival await you at the Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival. (Saskatchewanderer)

Theatre Antics       Now – Sun.

Various Venues – Broadway District

You still have the weekend to experiment in the world of fringe theatre and see what all the fuss is about. The Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival is on now and features 33 plays all over the Broadway area. These are performances around the hour mark with options like puppet shows for kids to racy, raunchy shows just for adults. Here are a few of my picks. Don’t forget to check out the street festival which has buskers and street acts galore.

Bad Habits       Broadway Theatre

In a show that is self-described as SIN-sational, two nuns glide around the stage on hover-boards as they prepare for Eucharist. Bad Habits shows the two sisters struggling with their faith and trying to stay away from temptation. Sister Florence is charged with bringing a new sister, Marjorine into the fold. It’s received great reviews from the fringe circuit including London’s.

For more details on this show, click this link.

MIDDLEhood-Kimmy-Zee/ Kimmy Zee
The journey of finding yourself at middle age is centre stage in MIDDLE-hood. (Kimmy Zee)

MIDDLE-hood                Grace Westminster Lower

A love letter to women of a certain age is on stage in MIDDLE-hood. The show, from Winnipeg delves in to the life of a woman after children in a show about discovery. This production is for mature audiences as it deals with topics like sex after kids and even a song about finding that perfect cup size. It was a hit with crowds at the Winnipeg Fringe and it’s a great show to take your girlfriends to.

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Sex But I'm Canadian / Happy Sad Theatre
The love letter to the classic radio storytelling stylings of Stuart McLean gets a saucy twist in Sex? But I’m Canadian. (Happy Sad Theatre)

Sex? But I’m Canadian           Victoria School

It’s the show that’s been getting a ton of buzz in lineups around the fringe this week. Sex? But I’m Canadian is for those who loved the CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. The creators take the slow deliberate and humorous storytelling and infuse it with the naughty tale of a couple who tries to put the spice back in their sex life after reading a book about kink. This one would make the perfect date night.

Click here for the details.

Family Fun       Now – Sun.

Prairieland Park

The Saskatoon Ex is in full swing and there’s plenty of things for you to do down on the midway to celebrate. Tonight, Trace Adkins takes the stage so you can shake your honky tonk badonkadonk. Tim Hicks will keep the country party going on the grandstand Friday night and then classic rockers will be able to get your fix with April Wine Saturday. 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.

 

Musical Storytime               Monday

Capitol Music Club

It’s not too often the worlds of honky tonk and hip hop collide but that’s what audiences will get to see this week as Saskatchewan musicians Zachary Lucky and Eekwol join forces for an intimate night of music. The Capitol Music Club brings the two to the stage for Storyteller Mondays. This is a songwriter’s circle type event where both artists share the tales behind their songs and a little about what makes them tick. There’s no cover for this show but the club will be collecting donations that will go directly to the artists.

Click here for 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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