It’s an event that traditionally takes place during the Junos weekend but with the pandemic this year, the Songwriters’ Circle that runs as part of the celebrations had to be cancelled. That doesn’t mean the music and stories stop. That’s why the Junos in partnership with CBC music has created an online performance featuring names like Ed Robertson, City and Colour, Buffy Sainte Marie and Sarah Harmer. The artists gather to play their music and tell the stories behind the songs. This Friday’s (June 12) show will feature Whitehorse, Tom Wilson, Meghan Patrick and Scott Helman.
After a successful past weekend, SaskTel Centre has decided to do it all over again with a weekend of Drive-In movies. The Drive-In at SaskTel Centre is going to be running all weekend with screenings of classic movies like Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Magic Mike, The Wedding Singer and Trolls World Tour.. There will be a concession and you can access the washrooms on a limited basis. Patrons are being encouraged to bring their own masks if you need to use the facilities. Tickets are $30 – $40 per car and if you’re willing to pay a little extra, you can splurge on the VIP package which gives you food and beverage service right to your car.
Just a few pieces of Saskatchewan’s LGBTQ history gathered by Neil Richards over the years. (University of Saskatchewan)
Neil Richards Art Auction
Sunday Jun. 14 – 21
It’s a lasting legacy of love. Neil Richards was a gay activist and leader in Saskatoon’s LGBTQ community since the early 1970s. He passed away in 2018. Richards worked in the University of Saskatchewan’s Archives and Special Collections and over the years created one of the country’s largest LGBT archives. The collection included many rare books, magazines, posters and pictures. OUT Saskatoon was gifted the collection after Richards death and the organization will be auctioning off 27 pieces over the next week to support programming and services.
For more information on the auction and to see the pieces, follow this link.
You can channel your inner artist with a step by step lesson courtesy of Jacqueline Penner. (Facebook)
Besnard Lake Online Painting Workshop
Mon. & Tues.
Have you always thought you’d love to paint but are intimidated to pick up the brush? Local artist Jacqueline Penner is hosting a two-evening painting event that will help you find your inner painter. Over the course of two evenings she will take you step-by-step through the painting of her landscape painting of Besnard Lake. You will get a supply list once you’ve bought your $35 ticket as well as a PDF traceable template of the picture for you to sketch. It’s all the fun of a paint night right in your own living room.