It’s a chance for a little entertainment and an event built to motivate the youth in our community. passion2action is a grassroots, youth led group with one goal in mind, building up the youth in Saskatchewan. The organization is holding a one-day live stream conference called Inspire 2021. The event which happens live at 1:00p.m. and then re-airing at 7:00p.m. will feature speakers like Roughrider Dan Clark and Humboldt Broncos alum Kaleb Dahlgren as well as performances by several artists including musical powerhouse People of the Sun. There are no tickets but there’s a suggested $10 donation. You must register to get the link for the live stream.
There was a point in time, only a few years ago where it looked like the Drive-In was on the way out in Saskatchewan, that was before the pandemic. These days an outdoor movie is ideal when it comes to enjoying a flick on the big screen and still staying safely distanced. Saskatoon’s Armed With Harmony has been going strong with shows since the beginning of May at Agar’s Corner just outside Saskatoon. There are snacks for purchase and bathrooms available so don’t worry about the kids. This weekend, the offerings are geared towards families. Friday the early show is Over The Hedge followed by the western classic Tombstone. Saturday, it’s all about superheroes with Spiderman Far From Home and Guardians of the Galaxy on the program. Tickets are $40 a car for a single show and the double feature for $60.
The big stage at Persephone Theatre has been dark for many months but the company wanted to continue to feature local talent. The organization is partnering with other groups in Saskatoon to hold an Open Stage once a month. Friday’s performance is in collaboration with Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre and will feature artists like spoken word artist Kevin Weseaquate, comedians Danny Knight and Shawn Cuthand and children’s storyteller Marion Mutala. The event is free and broadcast on Persephone Theatre’s website.
A powerful, original play by first-time playwright Wanita Singing Bird will be streamed this weekend. Spirit World is a production by Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre in collaboration with Prairie Harm Reduction. The performance is based on the life of Adele Cook who overcame addiction, an HIV diagnosis and a vicious attack to become a counsellor and mentor here in the province. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this performance was filmed earlier this month and will be broadcast online this weekend. There’s no cost to watch the show but GTNT appreciates any donations you may feel appropriate to support artists in our city.
Fireside Stories II is the return of outdoor storytelling at Dancing Sky Theatre in Meacham. (Dancing Sky Theatre)
FIRESIDE STORIES II
May 27 – June 6
Dancing Sky Theatre – Meacham
There’s nothing like personal stories told around a campfire on a warm evening. Dancing Sky Theatre took performance back to its origins last Fall with Fireside Stories and the show quickly sold out in Meacham and Saskatoon. With COVID-19 rules still in place, the team decided it was a great time to welcome an audience back to its outdoor amphitheatre for the sequel. Fireside Stories II is a show filled with stories told in the traditional way but also through dance, clowning, poetry and music. Tickets are $10 so enjoy the drive out to the country, snuggle up with your loved ones and get your butt to Meacham.
They’ve won countless Junos, criss-crossed the country playing festivals, bars and theatres and man have we missed these members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Blue Rodeo is taking part in Live Nation’s “Live From The Inside” concert series. The string of live stream shows is raising money and support for the venues in this country that have suffered during the pandemic. Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor and the band will take the stage at the Danforth Music Hall and play all the hits. Tickets for this live stream are $50.