It’s often said that the arts reflect ourselves back to us. The Remai Modern in partnership with PAVED Arts is hosting a Harm Reduction Video Series. Friday’s screening will feature several short films by Two-Spirit Métis, filmmaker, art-ivist and educator Marjorie Beaucage. Beaucage created a film response to harm reduction during her artist residency at PAVED Arts. The films look at the struggle of addiction, belonging, trauma, and the search for hope. After the screening there will be a Q&A session with Beaucage. Tickets are $10
More information and tickets can be found at this link.
Martin Janovsky Orchestra
Musician, teacher, comedian and showman, Martin Janovsky is a legendary performer here in Saskatoon. This weekend, Janovsky will be in his element onstage backed by a full orchestra. The performance will be a mix of classical, jazz, rock and pop tunes. Trevor Wingerter, the singing plumber will join Janovsky and the orchestra for this show. Tickets are $28 – $38.
If you’re looking for an evening of rowdy, boot stomping, singalong music you’re going to want to be at the Capitol Friday night. Dirty & The Perks is a favourite on the festival circuit. The Neo-folk quartet has played at Ness Creek, Regina Folk Festival and Taste of Saskatchewan. The group was nominated for the 2022 Saskatchewan Music Award for video of the year and it’s constantly releasing new tunes. Chesterfield and Little Darkness will open the show. Tickets are $10 – $15.
Warm up your winter weekend with a little old time music! Shivering Strings Saskatoon is celebrating 11 years of workshops, dance, concerts and jam sessions with some of the country’s top musicians. This year’s instructors include Mairie Rankin, Troy MacGillivray and Jake Charron. You don’t have to be registered for the classes to get in on the fun. Thursday night, there will be an instructor showcase at the Bassment and Saturday night, kick up your heels at the old time dance at St. Joe’s Hall. Tickets are between $10 – $35.
The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra has a sure fire hit on its hands with the return of pop orchestra act Jeans ‘n Classics. This performance is all about disco as it celebrates the hits of ABBA. This concert is a great entry point if you’ve never checked out the orchestra and perfect for all ages. Tickets are going fast and run $64 – $78.
The name says it all! Interrupt your winter with Winterruption. The festival was created to get us all out of the house to see a show and have fun out in the community. This year’s lineup includes musical acts like The Garrys, Pierre Kwenders, Ellen Froese and an evening full of Latin rhythms from Saskatoon’s Big Band community. There will be drag performers, film screenings and a chance to see legend of Polka Walter Ostanek. If an evening full of polka, a late night lunch and kaiser tournament, you don’t want to miss Ostanek at TCU Place. Some events are free and tickets top out at $39.
There’s too many shows to list them all here so follow this link for the full schedule.