The pandemic has changed so much about how we share our stories and the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples committee is responding with a new online series. They’ve partnered with playwright Curtis Peeteetuce and filmmaker Marcel Petit to create a video series looking into the lives of 3 grandmothers from this province. Kohkoms is a weekly vlog series that will help Indigenous storytellers and Elders share their stories in a new online way. For those of you who remember the Rez Christmas series, you’ll want to tune into keep up with these three Kohkoms as they navigate our world right now as they deal with social change and COVID-19.
If you feel a need to unwind this weekend and remember the good old days with some classic rock, head to the Capitol Music Club. Saskatoon’s Kashmir will be back on stage, after a long hiatus, paying tribute to Led Zeppelin. Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven and Dazed and Confused; you’ll hear all the classics at this show. Tickets are $25 each or $125 for a table of up to six people.
One of Saskatoon’s music hot spots is back open for business and tickets for shows at The Bassment have been selling out. If you’re looking for an upbeat evening, you won’t want to miss Back of the Bus. The five-piece band specializes in contemporary Celtic music that has East Cost roots. Back of the Bus is a favourite at FolkFest and this is your chance to break out and have a ton of fun. Tickets are $23 – $28 and they’re going fast; Friday is sold out but there are still a few left for Saturday night.
It’s a live conversation about Borderline: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Remai Modern. It’s a celebration of 34 artists and collectives from two provinces. The exhibit is a partnership between the Remai Modern and the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton. Join curator Sandra Fraser as she sits down with Saskatoon artists Laura St. Pierre and Lisa Birke and they dive into the work they’ve created and how it reflects the theme of borders, how they define us, bring us together, blur and raise critical questions about how we live on this land. It’s a look into what drives these visual artists and how they are inspired to create the work they do.
It was considered the first blockbuster in the Bond franchise and for many, Goldfinger was the one that cemented Sean Connery as their favourite Bond. Connery died last week at the age of 90 and to pay tribute, the Roxy Theatre is holding a special screening of Goldfinger. If you’re looking for a movie for the kids, Toy Story is the matinee this weekend. Tickets are $9 – $12.
Because of restrictions on public gatherings, the Saskatoon Remembrance Day Citizen Committee has decided to switch to an online event this year. The ceremony will be broadcast on Shaw Spotlight, live streamed on its website and YouTube. There will be the traditional aspects with the chimes, laying of wreaths and speeches from religious leaders. This year, the ceremony will also include interviews with veterans from our community about the importance of Remembrance Day.
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Canadian troops liberating Holland at the end of World War II. In honour of that anniversary and in time for Remembrance Day, Burnt Thicket Theatre is staging an online reading of Andrew Kooman’s Delft Blue. The story follows Machiel and his wife Sophia who are living in Delft, Holland when it falls to the Nazis in 1940. The couple is faced with a terrible choice of surrendering or defying the occupation as they try to protect their daughter. The playwright says this is a story about impossible decisions that people have to make in impossible times and what it means to live a “good life”. The reading will feature many well-known Saskatoon artists including Tim Bratton and Caitlin Vancoughnett. This performance will be on Burnt Thicket’s Facebook and YouTube channels until the end of the month.