Brit’s Picks May 21 – 28

Sum Creation Studio

Now – June 22

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If you’re stuck at home looking for ways to keep the kids entertained, Sum Theatre has a brand new project that should get their creative juices flowing. With the pandemic and all the physical distancing rules in place, the artists knew that this year’s Theatre in the Park would have to be re-imagined. They decided to get kids in on the action of creating a story that will be performed this summer. Each week, Sum will post themes like bravery, courage, healing and adventure. They want kids to create a painting, story, poem or play responding to the theme. They take a video of their project and send it in to the creative team. Sum will then use some of those finished pieces in the summer production.

To get more information on the Sum Creation Studio click here.


The team at the Short Cuts Festival has been hard at work on its online show. (Short Cuts Festival / Facebook)

Short Cuts Festival – Online Live

Sat. & Sun. – 7:00p.m.

If you love the feel of the Fringe Festival, binging yourself on short, snappy theatre pieces, you’re going to love Short Cuts. This year’s festival has gone digital with an online broadcast of six 10-minute plays. 31 playwrights, directors, designers and actors are broadcasting live from home over the two nights. The plays deal with all sorts of topics, love, the end of the world, grief and even a hypochondriac clown with the world’s slowest punch. Short Cuts is a free performance but you do need to get online tickets for see the show. Once you’ve reserved yours, an access code and website will be given.

To check out the show, follow this link.


Take your mark for a race against one of the greats. (Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra)

Beat Beethoven

Sun. – May 30

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Most of us could really use a little music and a little exercise after two and a half months of physical distancing. The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra is continuing its celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday by bringing back a much loved race. Beat Beethoven ran as a fundraiser for the SSO about 15 years ago. This year, the orchestra is bringing it back as a free, virtual race that you can walk, run or bike. After signing up on the SSO website, you download the playlist for your chosen event and have your fitness tracker ready. To start the race you hit play on the music and start your app and then you try to finish the distance before the music ends. For a little added fun, local runner Don Cochrane is dusting off his old Beethoven costume and tracking his own time so you can truly try to Beat Beethoven. When you’re done the race, be sure to post your pictures on social media using #SSOBeatBeethoven.

For more info and to sign up for the race, click here.


Posted by LadyBits Improv Comedy Collective on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Lady Bits



It’s the ultimate show of girl power and full of plenty of laughs. Lady Bits is a group¬† of women comedians and improv artists that regularly meet to share their latest material. Since live shows aren’t possible, the ladies are heading online each week for a virtual show. There’s no charge for this show but Lady Bits is asking that you make a donation to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.

Click here for more fun.