Brit’s Picks July 14 -28

Taste of Saskatchewan         

Now – Sun   

Kiwanis Park  

Eat your way through Kiwanis Park as you sample some of the city’s favourite restaurants’ signature dishes. They’re serving up dishes like deep-fried octopus balls, pork belly and chili con carne. It’s a fun night in the park as you munch away you are entertained by groups like Harreson James Band, Powerslave and Apollo Cruz. Admission is free and food will cost $2.50 – $7.50. For the full menu and more information, click here.

**This year, a special concert has been added to the festival. Juno Award winning group Loud Luxury is playing a free show offsite at SaskTel Centre Friday night. You have to register for tickets and it’s sure to be a great party. Here’s the link to those tickets.


Terra Lightfoot          


Capitol Music Club      

If you’re looking for a little music to soothe the soul, you’ll want to be at the Capitol Thursday night. Canadian singer-songwriter Terra Lightfoot is on tour across Canada in support of her 2020 album Consider the Speed. Lightfoot has lit up the stage alongside artists like Bruce Cockburn, Blue Rodeo and Gordon Lightfoot. She has a rockabilly lilt that will have you grooving along to every guitar riff. Tickets are $25 – $30.

For more info follow this link.


*Video Courtesy Shakepeare on the Saskatchewan / Photo By TimKip Imaging

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan  

Now – Aug. 21    

Shakespeare Site

It’s a summer of fresh takes for the team at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. The first time since the pandemic that the festival is back for a full season on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, a set of new Canadian plays inspired by the Bard, Shakespeare’s Will and Iago Speaks, and the first time audiences will be able to enjoy the festival on the new site as it was intended. There are staggered starts to each run and tickets are $20 – $39.

Cymbeline (Now – Aug. 14) Shakespeare’s tale of mistaken identities, lovers torn apart, jealousy and a troubled king. $20 – $39

Shakespeare’s Will – Thursday – July 31  A one-woman show about the bard’s wife Anne Hathaway as she prepared to read his last will and testament.

Iago Speaks – Aug. 6 – 21 A world premiere of Daniel Macdonald’s comedy imagining what happens to Shakespeare’s most notorious villain after the end of Othello.

For the full details and schedule, click here.


Jason Mraz     

July 21            

TCU Place        

When you hear his feel-good music you can’t help but smile. Grammy Award winning guitarist Jason Mraz shot to stardom with his hit I’m Yours and continued on with a string of hits including Lucky, Have It All and A Beautiful Mess. Mraz is touring North America in celebration of Lalalalovesongs, a collection of ballads he released earlier this year. He’s bringing long-time collaborator and rock/folk band Raining Jane along for the show. Tickets are $45 – $95.

Follow this link for a great night of music.


Back Alley Antics           

July 22 – 24                

Downtown Saskatoon        

Free Flow Dance Theatre Company is at it again with another site-specific performance to wow the audience. This time audience members are invited to meet at the corner of 23rd Street and 2nd Ave and look for the giant carrot. You follow the carrot through the alleys where a new work will greet you at every stop. Tickets are pay-what-you-can between $5 – $50.

Click here for the info and then follow that carrot.


Saskatoon Fringe Festival     

July 28 – Aug. 6         

Various Venues  

The Fringe celebrates the wild and wonderful world of indie theatre and brings the whole community together to enjoy the best the artists have to offer. This year’s Fringe will feature shows at the Broadway Theatre, Cosmopolitan Seniors’ Centre and The Refinery. From poignant, issue-driven pieces to stand-up comedy, these are performances that are ready to challenge the boundaries of theatre and entertain you. There are also digital performances available if you can’t make it down to the festival. This year marks the return of international performers since the pandemic and the buskers are back to. There’s plenty to see and do for absolutely free on the site including three outdoor stages full of performers, an artisan market, crafts and activities for the kids. Individual show tickets are $16 all activities on the festival site are free and you may want to bring a little extra cash for food or shopping at the market.

For all the details, here’s the link.