Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring with the help of our friends at Nuit Blanche Saskatoon. This will be two days full of contemporary arts scattered throughout the city’s downtown. This is an arts festival where you can see the edgy video/photo displays of Jody Lerat & Melody Wood addressing body image & sex positivity at the downtown library. The tipi display and storytelling of Kevin Wesequate on 33rd Street and a video installation Semblance II by Stephanie Kuse and Glaz (Adam Logan) being screened at The Better Good on Broadway. Along with the art on display throughout the city, the Remai Modern will be open until 11:00p.m. each night during the festival. Get out and explore Saskatoon’s arts scene.
Cultural music, stories and dance will be celebrated this weekend at the Wonderhub as it presents Stories in Motion. These are come and go sessions that will have your kids up and moving. Workshops like First Nations Jingle Dance with Randy Lynn Nanemahoo-Candline and Reels and Jigs with the Blakey School of Irish Dance are included on the program. These events are free.
Saskatoon’s 2SLGBTQ+ community is getting ready to shine this weekend with its 2021 Glitter Gala: Home Sweet Homo. The online event will feature appearances by Rita Baga from Canada’s Drag Race, the YXT Drag Collective and performances by artists like Wild Black and DJ Butt Mitzfah. It’s a chance to dress up “Prairie Chic” and party. All the proceeds from the Glitter Gala go to programming and outreach from OUTSaskatoon. Tickets are $15.
The artists at Sum Theatre specialize in connecting with the community and responding to its needs through performance. Through the Window is a show inspired by interviews the Sum Theatre team did with residents of long-term care homes in Regina and Saskatoon about the past year, their memories and how the isolation of the pandemic has changed their lives. The show will be performed outside care homes in parking lots, courtyards and the street just for residents in both cities. The general public will be able to get a glimpse of the whole project online later in April.
He was supposed to play The Broadway Theatre March 18 and even though it’s not possible, fans of Quebec’s Bobby Bazini can get a taste of his new album Move Away and live performance virtually. The artist will broadcast a performance he and his backing band shot in the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. In 1969 Lennon and Ono staged a Bed-In for Peace and Bazini has chosen the famous location to bring fans his first ever virtual show. Tickets are $20 for the live stream and there are also fan meet & greet packages for $75.