Live from his living room, Saskatchewan’s own Jeffery Straker will perform his own original music and favourite covers too. This is the fourth virtual show Straker has performed on his 1910 Heintzman upright piano. Straker most recently released his song Light A Fire written with another Canadian favourite Royal Wood. There is no set tickets for this online performance but if you choose, you can pay into his online tip jar.
Shop the stacks and find the perfect read safely at the SSO Book and Music Sale. (Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra)
SSO Book & Music Sale
Sat. & Sun. 10am – 5pm
If you’re looking for a little summer reading or a way to expand that record collection, look no further than the fine folks at the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. The SSO Book and Music Sale has been a key fundraiser for the orchestra for more than three decades and they’ve taken great measures to make sure you can safely shop in person or, for the first time ever online. If you choose to shop in person there are a few things you need to know. Only 10 people are allowed to shop at a time, you need to wear a mask and there’s a path you need to follow through the sale aisles to respect physical distancing. There will also be no cash transactions, tap only.
While many live music events have been slow to resume in the actual concert venues, there’s one act that cannot be contained to online shows. Screamer is making a return to Bud’s on Broadway Saturday night. The club is operating at half capacity and they are asking you to bring your masks, gloves and sanitizer, whatever you feel you need to protect yourself from the band (sarcasm included).
A great chance to enjoy some classic rock awaits. Follow this link.
Sup With Me Tonight?
Wed July 22– 5:00p.m.
Grab your favourite comfort food and join Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s artistic director Will Brooks for intimate conversations about theatre in these crazy times. The online chats happen every second Wednesday to hear all about the lives of festival’s alumni and current artists as they discuss how they’re dealing with the current reality, what they’re working on creatively and what they’re snacking on. These are fun and frank chats and a lovely way to connect with artists. If you miss the Facebook event on Wednesday don’t worry, you can head over to the festival’s YouTube channel to watch at your convenience.
Saskatoon Opera is back with its Saskatoon Summer Proms series of concerts. The shows will be live streamed on Facebook and feature performances by local talent. Proms 1 (July 15) features classical guitarist Carson Froehlich and Proms 2 – Summer Song (July 22) features vocalists Kelsey Ronn, Olivia Guselle, Chris Donlevy, Spencer McKnight and Brenden Friesen. The final installment Proms 3 will be a piano and trumpet showcase by Maria Fullery. These shows will be live streamed on Facebook and if you miss it there, the videos will be posted to Saskatoon Opera’s YouTube channel.