You still have this weekend left to celebrate the artists behind the scenes in our theatre community. The SK Theatre Design Festival was created to celebrate those who make live theatre come alive with light, sound, props, sets and costumes. Plans have had to shift a bit given the current COVID-19 regulations and the events will be held exclusively online. You can check out the Design challenges like the “Quicksand” set design, “Killer Dress” costume and “Magic Knife” prop design challenges on the website. There will also be designer talks and online workshops some of the works will be on display in the windows at Brainsport and Persephone Theatre. Learn a bit about what it takes to create theatre magic this weekend.
For all the details and to check out the work, click here.
Fri. & Sat.
Buds on Broadway
If you’ve been missing the live music scene, you will want to check out Apollo Cruz at Buds this weekend. The blues rockers will be on stage at the club for two shows this weekend. Seating is limited so you’re going to want to get there early to make sure you get a seat for this free performance.
Michael Franti is helping us celebrate our moms with a special Mother’s Day concert Saturday night. Franti is a favourite here in Saskatoon and has entertained all ages with his live shows. He’s been doing live stream concerts throughout the pandemic as well as spreading positivity through his Stay Human podcast. Franti is broadcasting his show live from his Soulshine yoga retreat in Bali. Warm musical vibes from a warm musical guy. Tickets are $27.
Another chance to celebrate mom is coming your way Sunday with the SSO’s special Mother’s Day concert. This show will feature a new work by Saskatoon composer Kendra Harder featuring the SSO’s wind quartet Mistral 5. This is a special tribute performance by the SSO honouring the late Randi Nelson. Nelson spent nearly 50 years as the principal flutist for the SSO. Tickets are $20
Jeffery Straker hasn’t let this past year slow him down. He’s been determined to put some piano into our pandemic and has come to us live bringing joyful music to us all. Friday night, Straker’s new album Just Before Sunrise will be release and, because live touring isn’t possible, he’s releasing it with a virtual tour. Backed by a full band Straker will entertain you and the ticket price is in a pick-what-you-pay format. Tuesday’s performance will be presented by the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival.
For more info on Straker’s virtual tour, follow this link.
Monday – 10am
If you’re looking for a little joy and a song to sing, look no further than children’s entertainer Sylvia Chave. Every week, Chave is holding a singalong time on her YouTube channel to get your kids up and moving and start their day off right. Every show has a theme and this week, it’s circus. The best part about these concerts is Sylvia has them archived so you can watch favourites over again.
The final destination on the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s season of musical travel takes us home. Trip to the Country is a performance that pays tribute to the beauty of the wide-open prairie landscape and the nature that inhabits it. Our guide on this journey will be guest conductor, Maria Fuller who was raised on a farm near Earl Grey. The orchestra will stroll through the countryside with a performance of Beethoven’s 6th Symphony. Violinist Veronique Mathieu will soar in a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending. Tickets for this live stream are $20.