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Brit’s Picks Oct. 18 – 25

Brit’s Picks Oct. 18 – 25
Kamloopa / Kamloops This Week
A search for personal identity is front and centre in Kamloopa at Persephone Theatre this week. (Kamloopa/ Kamloops This Week)

Road Trippin’        Now – Oct. 28

BackStage Stage – Persephone Theatre

Persephone Theatre and Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre are joining forces with Western Canada Theatre to bring an Indigenous comedy to the stage. Kamloopa is the story of two sisters as they set out on a cross country trip to one of the world’s largest pow wows. This is a story about the power of Indigenous women as they look to their ancestors for strength and a sense of identity. This show has strong language so it’s really geared to mature audiences. Tickets are $30.

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Constellations / Rob van Meenen
Constellations is the story about love and the power of worlds colliding. (Rob van Meenen)

Indie Romance         Now – Oct. 21

Roxy Theatre

Independent theatre is dominating in this city with artists going out on their own to create work they are passionate about. Brick and Mortar Theatre is presenting Nick Payne’s award-winning play Constellations at the Roxy Theatre. This is a romance that physicist Marianne and a bookkeeper named Roland as they fall into and out of love. It’s hard to ignore the parallels in science of worlds colliding and breaking apart. It’s a heart-breaker you won’t want to miss. Tickets are $22-$25. A special performance on Saturday October 20th will give you the chance to stay after the show for a special screening of Moon starring Sam Rockwell.

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Rockin’ for Charity        Friday

Coors Event Centre

Canadian rock and roll legends 54-40 are giving back with a concert in support of Mental Health. The recent Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees will be in the city for the annual Rockin for the Noggin’ benefit concert. It’s hard to believe this band has been around for nearly 4 decades but it’s easy to see why with hits like Ocean Pearl, Easy to Love and She-La that are still played in regular rotation today. The band has just released Keep on Walking, the 14th album in their catalogue. You won’t want to miss this show. Tickets are $40.

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Prairie Pops         Saturday

TCU Place

One listen and it’s easy to see why Saskatchewan troubadour Jeffery Straker is able to play more than 100 shows a year across this country and around the world. But when Straker is joined on stage by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, the show is just that much more powerful. Straker’s music combines his mastery of the piano with his rock, pop and folk storytelling abilities. This is a great show for all ages and musical tastes. Tickets are $53 – $73.

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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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