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 Jumbo, the tale of a shy, young woman who works the night shift at an amusement park. Her world is changed when the park gets a new thrill ride. 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 will run you $95 – $110 and its $7 – $10 for single tickets.
There’s nothing quite like the twinkly lights and music to get you into the holiday spirit. That’s the magic that awaits you at the BHP Enchanted Forest. This year when so many holiday traditions have been put on hold this is one that’s still going strong. The old favourites like the 12 Days of Christmas and Noah’s Ark are up and shining and new to the display is a blue tunnel of light honouring the essential workers in our community. This is one of the longest running light shows in Canada and it’s all for a good cause. Proceeds go to the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation and the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation; $10 per person or $35 per car ($30 if you buy in advance at Co-op or Shoppers Drug Mart). The show runs 5:30p.m. – 10:00p.m. nightly.
Artist Natalie Feheregyhazi performed the Masked Bride all over the world and now she’s brought the exhibit home. (Natalie Feheregyhazi)
To Whom It May Concern
Now – Sun.
502-5 20th St. W.
It was a performance art piece that left many people around the world questioning who is that masked bride? When Natalie Feheregyhazi began her project To Whom It May Concern… in 2015 it was a way for her to get people talking about domestic violence. Feheregyhazi dressed in a wedding dress with a white mask concealing her identity, would sit in a public park silently writing letters that she would leave about real life stories of abuse. She became known as “Toronto’s Masked Bride”. Feheregyhazi also took her project to points around the globe including North America, Europe and Africa. The stories, photos and letters she gathered have become the focal point of an exhibit running at a pop-up gallery in Riversdale. Feheregyhazi hopes this show will spark conversation around intimate partner violence and encourage more support for its victims. The show is open 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. daily and there is no charge for admission.
The classic story of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is an annual tradition for many of us as the holidays approach. For actor John D. Huston, this story is mandatory. For almost 30 years, Huston has toured with his one-man performance as Dickens himself. From Scrooge to Tiny Tim, Huston has mastered this story and it’s just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit. Regular tickets are $25 but there is also a pay-what-you-can option for 10 tickets each night. Because of COVID-19, seating is limited and masks are mandatory.