Sum Theatre is back at what the team does best, reinventing live performance. With the pandemic, Sum couldn’t stage its annual Theatre in the Park but that didn’t stop them. Instead, the team has created a travelling show filled with music, puppetry and movement called Turn, Turn, Turn. The day of the show, a neighbourhood map is posted with the area the cast will travel in then you have to walk and find them. Don’t worry about missing the beginning, this show is made up of a series of scenes that loop back around. Sum is asking that the audience be careful when they are watching and physically distance.
A celebration of South Asian culture through on tasty little pastry at Samosa Fest. (photo provided)
Samosa Fest 2020
Thursday 11am – 2pm
Saskatchewan Intercultural Association
Appetizer, entrée or snack… does it really matter as long as you get one? The Saskatchewan Intercultural Association is bringing back Samosa Fest for a third year. Over the lunch break you are invited to a walk-through celebration of South Asian culture, history and food. This year, to respect physical distancing the entire celebration is happening outside in the parking lot. You are encouraged to bring a mask. There’s no cost for tickets but you do need to have one to attend (Max 2 per person).
Maya and Calla Wright take you back in time as they play the Wright Brothers in a Fringe digital performance. (Margin Release)
This is NOT That Festival
July 30 – Aug. 8
Online & Various Venues
It wouldn’t be summer in our city without the Fringe. The team at 25th Street Theatre have shifted gears to make sure we get a dose of this sharp and short theatre while still respecting physical distancing with its This is NOT That Festival. There will be free online performances every night at 7:30p.m. by groups from Montreal, Cincinnati, Edmonton and Saskatoon. Us at Home is a series of art installations that you can see online or in-person, Collaboration Station, an outdoor day camp for kids that will also be available online and Live From Your Lawn, a series of 12 live, private shows for lucky donors who were chosen to host the show in their yard. There will also be a podcast ad daily news shows with highlights from the day all streamed online and so much more. Don’t miss Fringe Feud tonight, hosted by Danny Knight. It’s a Family Feud game show where contestants have to answer Fringe related questions. Tonight the Sketchy Bandits square off against Lady Bits in a battle royale!
Take a trip back to 2012 when an unlikely misfit became the hero of the whole school. The Roxy is screening Napoleon Dynamite this weekend. This is such a weird little movie filled with llamas, chapstick and tater tots, but that’s why it’s fun. Cheer on Napoleon as he helps his best buddy Pedro run for class president. There are two chances to see the show. An all ages matinee at 3:00p.m. and a screening for 19+ at 7:30p.m.
With the pandemic, the Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan had originally planned to reschedule but with an average of 10,000 visitors each year to the site, that’s still not possible. Rather than throwing in the towel, the festival has decided to shift to an entire month of children’s programming online. This is a virtual party with science, art, music and circus activities all online. You and your little ones can sit back and enjoy live performances by favourite acts like Fred Penner and Splash N’ Boots. There will be storytelling and baking and even a week-long scavenger hunt you can do at home. All you need to do is subscribe to the Children’s Festival YouTube channel and it’s all at your fingertips.