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Brit’s Picks June 27 – July 4

Brit’s Picks June 27 – July 4
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Nutrien Wonderhub Opens        Friday

Mendel Building

The moment that children and their families have been waiting for in Saskatoon is finally here. The Nutrien Wonderhub, formerly known as the Children’s Discovery Museum, will throw its doors wide open to the public. The new attraction has 3 floors of exhibits and gives kids of all ages a chance for hands-on learning. The focus is play as you wind you way through exhibits like Toon Town with its old fashioned store fronts and the motion sensor Northern Lights that dance as you move through the space. For the little ones, Little Bridges offers a play structure where your kids can climb and crawl their way through the city of bridges. One of the most visually beautiful exhibits, in my opinion is Airways where children can climb a colourful knit web or shoot scarves and poms up 20 feet and try to catch them as they fall. Passes are $8 daily or a year-long membership for $50 per person or $200 for the whole family.

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SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival      Now – Sunday

Various Venues

The music continues in the parks, clubs and street corners of Saskatoon as the 2019 jazz festival heads into its final weekend. Thursday night the Bassment will be packed for Steve Smith’s Groove Blue Organ Trio. Festival fans won’t want to miss the special show Saturday night as local performers pay tribute to the life and musical legacy of Maurice Drouin. The gardens will feature main stage headliners this weekend with Johnny Reid on Saturday and Jann Arden Sunday. Don’t miss the party at Amigos with acts like Five Alarm Funk Friday and skaravan 1969 on Saurday. The free stage performances continue Thursday and Friday in the Bessborough Gardens with acts like Oral Fuentes Reggae Band, B.C. Read, Suzie Vinnick and Jack Semple. Ticketed events range from $20 – $85.

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Sweeney Todd                        Sunday – July 7 

Remai Arts Centre

Not sure is meat pies are on your menu or not but the Saskatoon Summer Players certainly hope so. The company is presenting Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street for its summer blockbuster. This is the story of Sweeney Todd an exiled barber who’s looking for vengeance against the judge that framed him and took advantage of his wife. As part of his murderous plan the barber sends the bodies of his victims downstairs to Mrs. Lovett who uses them in her meat-pie shop. This dark Sondheim musical is also filled with comedy leaving the audience unsettled but entertained. Tickets are $34 – $43.

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The Young Ones    Tuesday – July 25 

Saskatoon Parks

Another summer tradition is back in our city. Sum Theatre brings us the seventh season of Theatre in the Park this time, with a look at our role in saving the planet. The Young Ones is an original story by playwright Yvette Nolan. The play is set in the future, the sun is too hot, the land is ravaged by drought and a girl known as The Young One sets out on a quest to save the planet. This show has all the magic, giant puppetry, music and audience participation that families have come to expect. The best part, this performance is free and with 24 to choose from, the show is sure to make a stop in your neighbourhood.

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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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