A tale of love, revenge, identity and rock ‘n’ roll takes over the Broadway Theatre this weekend. (Sparrow Theatre Company)
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Thurs. – Sat.
It’s already a hit! The 7:30 shows on Thursday and Friday are sold out but you still have a chance to see glam rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Saturday night. Sparrow Theatre Company’s presentation is definitely in high demand in our city. The story follows Hedwig Schmidt an East German rock ‘n’ roller after she becomes the victim of a botched sex-change operation which has left her with an “angry inch”. She meets Tommy, a young man who steals her music and heads out on tour. This is a comedy-drama about revenge, gender identity and self-discovery. Tickets are $26.
Hop right along with your family to the park for a night of movie fun with Peter Rabbit 2. The sequel follows Peter, his family and human friends Thomas and Bea as they head to the big city for adventures and a little trouble along the way. Bring a lawn chair and a few blankets to keep you warm. The show is free and there will be free popcorn on site.
Grab your lawn chair and make sure you’re hungry for this celebration of culture, music and… of course, food. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Ukraine’s independence and it’s going to be quite the party. The festivities kick off at 10:00a.m. with a virtual festival on Facebook and YouTube filled with performances, activities for the kids and cultural displays. At 6:00p.m. the in-person event will take over Kiwanis Park. This will be a ton of fun and yes, there will be perogies and a beer garden.
The Remai Modern and the Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan are teaming up for an afternoon of fun for the whole family. WEGO is a one day festival of art, music and dance. There will be live performances by artists like Splash ‘N’ Boots, Megan Nash and RupLoops. Artists like Andrei Feheregyhazi and Andie Palynchuk will be on site creating. There will be plenty of activities to keep the kids busy. You can take in all the fun for free.
An explosive annual festival is back in business for the Labour Day weekend. The Nutrien Fireworks festival was held virtually in February, a postponement from September because of the pandemic. This year, the festival is back to being an in-person event with activities like the SGI Family Fun Zone including a pony ride, petting zoo and a parkour course. Food trucks and an artisan market for a little shopping means you need to bring your wallet. The fireworks, choreographed to music, go off at 9:30p.m. both nights.
A new stage and a new lineup for the Coors Event Centre as it gets set to reopen one of the city’s best-known concert venues after its doors closed because of the pandemic. All September long, local artists will be testing out the new Vizzy Stage. You can check out DJs like Flatland Funk (Sept. 3) and Charley Hustle (Sept. 9), singers like Smokekiller (Sept. 8) and Katelyn Lehner (Sept. 4) and bands like Too Soon Monsoon (Sept. 19) and Saintvicious (Sept. 17). All the proceeds from ticket sales for the series will go straight to the musicians which is a pretty cool boost for them right now. Tickets are $10.
It’s a celebration of culture, music, dance and food and it’s happening at the WDM in Saskatoon. Métis Cultural Days is back in person next weekend to mark the Year of the Elder. Take a stroll through the museum and take in the traditional games, neckbone eating contest and jigging competition. You aren’t going to want to miss performances by artists like JJ Guy who was just inducted into the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame. The fun kicks off Friday afternoon and runs until Sunday.