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Brit’s Picks July 11 – 18

Brit’s Picks July 11 – 18
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Latrice Royale             Friday

TCU Place

Her story is larger than life. Drag icon Latrice Royale is bringing her cabaret-style show to Saskatoon for one night only. Royale is an American drag performer, recording artist and television performer best known for her appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race. New York magazine has listed Royale on its 100 Most Powerful Drag Queens in America list and now you can see why. This show will be a mix of music and stories of Royale’s childhood as a gay boy in Compton, her incarceration and how she overcame it all. Tickets are $30 – $65.

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Pion-Era             Sat. & Sun.

Western Development Museum

Take the family on a trip back in time at the Western Development Museum this weekend with Pion-Era. This is a great chance for the kids to see how things like milking and threshing and even laundry used to be done. There will be wagon rides, freshly baked bread and lots of games to play. Boomtown is always a family favourite in our house. Admission is $14 – $15 with a family pass for $32. Children 12 and under are free.

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Jack Frost and Elsa or “Jelsa” are just a couple of the characters you’ll meet at Ganbatte Con in Saskatoon this weekend. (Facebook)

Ganbatte Con       Sat. & Sun.

TCU Place

A celebration of the imagination is in store for you at Ganbatte Con this weekend. This is a convention that celebrates all things anime, gaming and comic book. Fans will want to dress up as their favourite characters and stroll through the exhibits and try your hand at the gaming centre. The weekend will also host panel discussions from animators and voice actors and get tips from cosplay experts. Passes are $35 – $50 with weekend passes available.

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Reel Big Fish          July 18

Coors Event Centre

Nothing gets people out on the dance floor like the infectious, feel-good rhythms of Ska band Reel Big Fish. The group hit it big in the 90s with songs like She Has A Girlfriend Now and they are still going strong. Reel Big Fish has just released its ninth studio album Life Sucks… Let’s Dance! and it’s sure to have you grooving along. American rock band The Aquabats are opening the show. Tickets are $23 – $33.

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Ongoing

The Young Ones       Now – July 25 

Saskatoon Community 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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Blow Wind             Fri. – July 28

Station Arts Centre – Rosthern

It’s a struggle of struggle, memory and the unbreakable bonds of family. The Station Arts Centre’s summer production is Daniel Macdonald’s  Blow Wind. It’s the story of Kathleen, the family matriarch who’s dementia is worsening and her children come home to the family farm to help her. Her children have to come to terms with the disease that is taking their mother away and decide what to do with the farm. This is an emotional show that will touch and entertain you with its story and live music. Tickets are $15 – $30.

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Comedies are front and centre for the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival with Comedy of Errors (pictured above) and As You Like It. (Britainy Zapshalla)

Shakespeare on the Sask.      Now – Aug. 18

The bard is back on the riverbank in down town Saskatoon. This is the final season before construction begins on a new, permanent stage.  In true festival form, the well known works have a twist. Director Anita Smith has sent As You Like It down the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland fantasy take. The story follows Rosalind who escapes the persecution of her aunt and finds a whole bunch of crazy characters and true love along the way. Joshua Beaudry directs Comedy of Errors and for this tale, he’s taken the cast down to the Deep South to a Florida trailer park. This farce is the story of two sets of identical twins who are separated at birth and end up in the same town as their siblings without knowing it. Mistaken identity, slapstick comedy and bible thumpin’, gun totin’ good ole’ boys. Tickets are $10 – $40.

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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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