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Brit’s Picks Aug. 29 – Sept. 5

Brit’s Picks Aug. 29 – Sept. 5

Bombargo         Friday

Coors Event Centre

You’ve heard them on the radio in high rotation, seen them play live at many of the summer festivals and now the guys of Bombargo are heading out on the road for their North American Dream Tour. This band spreads a message of funk and positivity where ever they go. Before heading out on the road, Bombargo is having a send-off party here at home. Tickets are $25 – $40 for this all ages show.

Click here for ticket details.


Aspiring writers feud over a chance at literary stardom in Manuscript. (Floyd Theatre)

Manuscript       Friday – Sept. 8

The Refinery

How far are you willing to go for success? That’s the question at the heart of Paul Grellong’s Manuscript. The show is hitting the stage at The Refinery this weekend. The story follows three ambitious students as the battle over an unpublished manuscript that could make them famous. Tickets are $22 – $26.

To find out more, follow this link.


Nutrien Fireworks Festival    Fri. & Sat.

Downtown Saskatoon

Time to send August off with a bang! The Nutrien Fireworks Festival is back for another year of music, culture, games and of course, explosives. Head down to River Landing Friday and Saturday nights to take in cultural performances, a petting zoo, bouncy castles and pony rides for the kids. Check out the website for details on how you can be part of the Meewasin Valley Authority’s attempt to make it into the Guiness World Book for longest sidewalk chalk mural. If you’re looking for supper while you’re down there, they’ll be plenty of options from local food trucks. The live entertainment will continue right up until it’s time for the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. with a different show each night. The event is free to the public, bring a little cash if you want to eat or the kids want to hit the rides.

You’ll find all the details here.

YXEats / yxeats.comIt’s your chance to taste your way through Riversdale at YXEats. (yxeats.com)

YXE Eats          Sept. 4 – 8


From trendy flavours to locally grown staples, you can find something to tempt every palate in Riversdale. The number of boutique style restaurants popping up in the neighbourhood is evidence that our city is adventurous when it comes to food. YXE Eats is a food festival that celebrates local chefs and gives you a chance to sample our local culinary scene. 15 restaurants have a special menu set up so that you can sample what they do best. Riversdale businesses will open their doors for cocktails and snacks, a different one each evening. Don’t miss Friday’s food challenge or the family pasta making class on Sunday. Ticket prices vary from free to $100.

For the full schedule, here’s the link.


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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