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Brit’s Picks July 18 – 25

Brit’s Picks July 18 – 25
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Taste of Saskatchewan        Now – Sun.

Kiwanis Park

Saskatoon’s Flavourite Event is back on in Kiwanis Park for its 19th year. 31 restaurants will strut their culinary stuff presenting dishes like Nisen’s octopus meatball, Picaro’s pork tacos and Living Sky’s chicken and waffles. Crowd favourites like chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick from Homestead and Big Wing’s deep-fried Mars Bar will also be there. While you chow down, local musicians will entertain. The Barrelmen, Outside the Wall and Fear of Knowing are all on the program. Don’t miss the Chef’s Series where some of the city’s culinary wizards square off for the top prize. Admission is free, food tokens are $2.50 liquor tokens are $6.

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Reel Big Fish                Tonight

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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3X3 World Tour Saskatoon Masters             Sat. & Sun.

Downtown (4th Ave. & 21st St.)

If you’re suffering from basketball withdrawal after the NBA playoffs, head downtown this weekend for the FIBA 3X3 World Tour. In this two-day tournament, 12 teams of four from around the world will square off for court supremacy. Make sure you bring your noisemakers to cheer on hometown favourites Michael Linklater, Michael Lieffers and Nolan Brudehl. Besides the main event, there will be slam dunk and 3-point shoot-out contests, live music and dance performances. Admission is Free.

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When Harry Met Sally                       Sun.

Roxy Theatre

It’s a romantic comedy that has endured 3 decades and to celebrate the milestone The Roxy Theatre is hosting a special 30th anniversary screening of When Harry Met Sally. The Nora Ephron comedy explores the age-old question, “Can men and women can just be friends?” Besides the funny and charming story starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal there’s an amazing soundtrack by Harry Connick Jr. to help you fall in love all over again. It’s the perfect date night. Tickets are $10.

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Find the funny with the whole family at Laughter Yoga. (306 Outdoor Tribe / Facebook)

Family Laughter Yoga             Tues.

Paradise Beach

We’ve had some amazing nights this summer and now the folks from 306 Outdoor Tribe and Deb Malasky are inviting the whole family outdoors for a laughter yoga. It may seem ridiculous but this purposeful breathing and simulated laughter exercise class is a ton of fun and will get you giggling for real. There will be sand toys and a treasure hunt to keep the kids busy. You have to register ahead of time and it’s $20 per family.

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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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