When the Capitol Music Club opened 9 years ago, they set the stage to see some incredible live music. To celebrate it’s anniversary, they’ve got a huge lineup planned and the party kicks off Friday night with a performance by Shred Kelly. The B.C. folk rockers will share the stage with Saskatoon’s own Dirty & the Perks. Sunday Greenwing w/ Dylan Jules Cooper & Hollow Oax will perform. The rest of May will feature shows by acts like Said the Whale, Joel Plaskett and Nutana. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate with friends at the Cap. Tickets are between $20 – $75 depending on the show.
Here’s the link to the Capitol Music Club’s event page on Facebook.
*Video courtesy KT Comix on YouTube
Saskatoon Entertainment Expo
Fri. – Sun.
Sci-fi & comic fans unite! It’s time for the annual Saskatoon Entertainment Expo. This is a chance for you to get up close and personal with stars of the TV and movie franchises you adore as well as meet artists and other fans. Celebrity guests will include Jonathan Frakes who played Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Degrassi star Pat Mastroianni (aka Joey Jeremiah), and Neal McDonough who’s credits include Yellowstone and Captain America. There will be plenty of cosplay for everyone and workshops on comic book creation and voice acting. Day passes for the Expo are $21 – $37 and 3-day passes will run you $43 – $89 and if you’re a Superfan, those passes are $169. Children 10 and under are free.
Folk-duo Jay and Jo are back at the Bassment. The tight harmonies of sisters Janaya McCallum and Jolissa Trudel have earned them respect on the Canadian music scene. They just released a single, a cover of Paul Simon’s Brazilian infused The Rhythm of the Saints. The duo will perform the tune as well as others from their 2021 album Ahatonhia as well as old favourites and covers. Tickets are $30 – $42.
The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra is set to close out it’s 2022/23 mainstage season with a little inspiration. And Tomorrow… is a performance featuring guest conductor Nicolas Ellis and Saskatoon’s own soprano Danika Lorèn. The entire program is focused on hope for the future and looking beyond our current reality. This performance is special to Lorèn as she’s been singing Richard Strauss’ Four Lieder, Op. 27 since she was in her late teens, when the orchestra’s CEO and creative producer Mark Turner accompanied her. It’s a pretty cool full circle moment. Stravinsky’s Firebird, Liszt’s Les Préludes, S. 97 and Tailleferre’s Petite Suite pour Orchestra round out the program. Tickets for this concert are $39 – $85 and it will also be available digitally at ConcertStream.tv.
After nearly 30 years on the road with Stars on Ice, a Canadian legend is saying goodbye. Kurt Browning is a champion figure skater who made history when he became the first to land a quadruple toe loop in competition at the World Championships in 1988. He’s a four-time Canadian champion and four-time world champion. Browning also represented Canada at the Olympics three times. He’ll be joined in this show by Canadian stars Elvis Stojko and Patrick Chan as well as other international skaters. See the exciting final performance of a true Canadian star. Tickets run $29 – $100.
A brand new rock musical by award winning playwright Kelley Jo Burke. The Curst is a musical that takes its inspiration from Library Voices who were once dubbed “The unluckiest band in Canada” after a string of misfortunes like a flood destroying their instruments, a theft of their replacements and an attack which left their singer in a coma. All while they were about to hit it big. This play is a fictional tale of The Curst a band struggling against all odds to stick together on the road. This is a full out rock show featuring the music of Library voices along with lights, video projections, a smoke machine and all the music played live by the actors. You don’t want to miss it. Tickets are $20 – $35 and you can add brunch or dinner to select shows for $30.