The next stop on the SSO’s musical journey around the world is A Visit to Vienna Saturday night. Superstars like Haydn, Brahms will be celebrated along with the work of Marianna Martines who was one of the most influential but forgotten female composers in history. She was a regular performer in the royal court in the 1700s but much of her work was lost after her death. The performance of Martines’ Sinfonia in C Major will be a Canadian premiere of her work. This live stream only performance will feature guest cellist Oleksa Mycyk and guest conductor Shah Sadikov. Tickets for the live stream are $15.
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Greenbryer Golf & Country Club
Live music Fridays are back at Greenbryer Golf & Country Club and first up is The Remainders a group many jazz festival fans will remember as the Marc Holt Quintet. The name change comes after two members of the group moved away and the trio remained… get it? This is a group of very talented local artists that play a mix of standards and their own compositions and it’s a wonderful night out. Space is limited so if you want to enjoy this group, you better make a reservation. This show is free.
Film, music and new exhibits are all on full display this weekend at the Remai Modern. Friday night you can take in Girls of the Sun a French film being screened in partnership with the Cinergie Francophone Film Festival about a young Kurdish woman who fights to take back her town from extremists. If you’re looking to get your groove on check out Mr. Fudge a Saskatoon based DJ that will be playing hip-hop, funk and disco in the gallery. You’re also not going to want to miss checking out the new art on display including Zadie Xa’s Moon Poetics 4 Courageous Earth Critters and Dangerous Day Dreamers. This exhibition combines beautiful costumes and sculpture with a soundscape of narration and sound effects.
2020 has brought with it so many cancellations of events that brought so much joy and the CFL has suffered these losses. With cancellation of the season and the 2020 Grey Cup that was slated for Regina, the CFL decided they wanted to create an event to keep the Grey Cup spirit alive with a virtual festival. Grey Cup Unite will bring fans together with interviews of top CFL players, behind the scenes stories, reunions and replays of past games. Celebrate the game and relive the memories all weekend long.
Not even a pandemic can keep the Christmas feels away. The 30th Annual Santa Claus parade has been shifted to a virtual event this year. This 90-minute special will feature video from past years, greetings from volunteers and participants and special “Visiting With Santa” segments where the big guy will answer kids’ burning questions.
Movie fans get ready because you’ve got some major binge watching coming your way. The 11th annual Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival has 16 feature films and 22 short films on the program this year. Films like Psycho Goreman a comedy about kids who find the humanity in a horrifying creature they befriend or Black Bear a story of desire and jealousy as a filmmaker takes over a remote lake house and the boundaries between autobiography and invention are blurred. This is a showcase of the best international independent films. A note, because of COVID-19 restrictions, The Broadway Theatre has reduced capacity to 30 people so you’re going to want to get there early to make sure you get a seat. Masks are required. All access badges are $95 – $110 and single tickets are $7 – $10.