Brit’s Picks Feb. 9 – 16
Ram Motorsports Spectacular
Fri. & Sat.
It wouldn’t be the lead up to Valentine’s Day without the Ram Motorsports Spectacular. The top monster trucks in the industry like California Kid and Crude Behaviour will rev their engines for the crowd at Sasktel Centre. The thrills will be non-stop with motocross jumping and the tough truck competition. Say “I love you” with a little exhaust. Tickets are $19 – $35
For a little motorized fun, follow this link.
The Deep Dark Woods
It’s been a minute since we’ve been able to see The Deep Dark Woods on the stage. The folk group originated in Saskatoon and rose to fame with 2017’s Yarrow. Ryan Boldt and his bandmates made the move to the east coast and released a 6th album Changing Faces. The group is coming back to its roots at Amigos Cantina for a performance featuring long-time collaborators Kacy & Clayton. Ellen Froese will also perform. Tickets are $26.
Get your share of haunting ballads and soulful sound by clicking here.
Idea of North
We all know living in a northern climate like ours creates a hearty resilient people that celebrate talent no matter the temperature outside. The SSO has a celebration of international talent on stage Saturday night with Idea of North featuring celebrated pianist Jan Lisiecki and acclaimed Norwegian conductor Rune Bergmann. The program will include Lisiecki’s performance of Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 and Jean Sebelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39. This performance will also be available via ConcertStream.tv. Tickets are $44 – $94.
Celebrate the north with these tickets.
Sat. & Sun.
The Saskatoon Summer Players (SSP) is paying tribute to its founder and friend with a musical theatre tribute this weekend. Pat Heighes and her husband Bill were in on the ground floor of Saskatoon’s theatre scene helping groups like the SSP and the Saskatoon Gateway Players get their start. Heighes also worked as an actor, director and producer of theatre, lending her talents to the Saskatoon Opera and volunteering with Persephone Theatre. Heighes died in May 2022 and now, the artists she gave so much to are giving back with a weekend full of musical theatre classics. This pair of shows will feature hits from musicals like Annie, Guys and Dolls and The Music Man. Tickets are $25 – $35.
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Kôna – Wanuskewin Winter Festival
Wanuskewin Heritage Park
Celebrate winter and Indigenous tradition for one day only at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Kôna is a family festival that features outdoor and indoor activities including dogsledding, snowshoeing, games and storytelling. Kick back and enjoy the presentations by pow wow dancers and drummers, do a little shopping at the artisan market and don’t miss the Really, really, really antique workshop with Dr. Ernie Walker as he shows off the treasures archeologists have uncovered. Admission is free or by donation.
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Nutrien Wintershines Festival
Feb. 18 – 25
Wintershines is back for another year of fun at River Landing. The week of events will include ice carving demonstrations, sleigh rides, music and dance performances. There will be an igloo building competition and a snow carving workshop as well as the traditional festival favourites. Many of the activities are free.
For more information and the schedule, follow this link.
Feb. 17 – 26
With the February break fast approaching, you’re going to want keep those kids busy. Luckily, Wide Open Children’s Theatre have just the thing to cast off the cabin fever. The puppets are back for a new round of Robert Munsch classics. Sit back with the little ones and enjoy stories like Mud Puddle, David’s Father, Stephanie’s Ponytail and Thomas’ Snowsuit. We all love these stories, even if we have to be grown-ups sometimes. Munsch Mania 2 tickets are $12 – $17.
Murmel, Murmel, Murmel your way to this link for tickets.