Brit’s Picks May 18 – June 1

Zero Gravity              

Friday – June 29th      

Various Neighbourhood Parks                      

Get ready to blast off with Sum Theatre as they launch another season of Theatre in the Park. This year’s tale Zero Gravity follows Dr. Einstein Reez as he tries to save his family and civilization by building a spaceship in his garage. The plan to send three young explorers into the galaxy beyond our failing earth to find a new place to live. This is a show for all ages and includes original story, music, giant puppets and plenty of audience participation. Bring a lawn chair to a performance in a neighbourhood park near you. The show is in Saskatoon now until June 25th, in between the cast will perform in Regina and area June 4th – 10th and then head to select northern communities.

For the full schedule and more information follow this link.

**UPDATE** Joel Plaskett has had to postpone his show at Capitol Music Club this weekend. His flights to Saskatoon were cancelled due to the WestJet pilot labour dispute.


**UPDATE** Joel Plaskett has had to postpone his show at Capitol Music Club this weekend. His flights to Saskatoon were cancelled due to the WestJet pilot labour dispute.

Joel Plaskett              


Capitol Music Club         

If there was a search for a musician that personified Canadian music I would bet money that Joel Plaskett would be on my list. He’s recorded 11 albums, won a ton of awards and has been shortlisted for the Polaris music prize twice. Country, pop, folk… he covers all genres. Plaskett’s also helped produce many artists on the Canadian music scene cementing his legacy. Plaskett will hit the Capitol stage to help celebrate the club’s 9th anniversary and he’s bringing some special guests to the stage for this show. Tickets are $66.

Follow the music to the Capitol by clicking here.


Insanity: The Mental Health Crisis   

Fri. – Sun.                   

Roxy Theatre             

It’s a poignant look at the mental health crisis in Canada through some very personal stories. Insanity: The Mental Health Crisis is a documentary premiering in Saskatoon this weekend. The story is centered around director Wendy Hill-Tout’s brother Bruce who suffered from schizophrenia and disappeared more than 25 years ago. It draws on the experience of many other Canadian families dealing with mental illness as they struggle to find support. The team behind this documentary has launched a petition demanding the government declare mental health an emergency in this country.

Here’s the link for more information.


Romi Mayes Sings Lucinda Williams            


The Bassment           

Canadian blues guitarist, singer songwriter Romi Mayes has always been inspired by Lucinda Williams. Mayes, an award-winning performer in her own right is paying tribute to her role model with a tour in honour of Williams’ 70th birthday. This is a show full of gritty, sexy, bluesy tunes that highlight a treasured song writing style. If you’re a fan of either musician, this performance is a must-see. Tickets are $25 – $30.

Rock out with Romi by clicking here.


Big Dave McLean                   

May 24           

Broadway Theatre             

Big Dave McLean is back in town. The Canadian blues legend has is a favourite here in Saskatoon both for his performances and for the mentorship he gives back to young aspiring musicians. McLean has been diggin’ on the blues for more than 50 years earning him numerous awards and the Order of Canada. See McLean backed by an all-star band the Northern Muddy-Tones for $32.

Here’s your link for tickets.


Kashmir: A Tribute to Led Zepplin    

May 25           

The Bassment             

Take a trip back to the 1970s London rock scene with Canada’s premier Led Zeppelin tribute band. Founded in 1997, Kashmir has a huge following in Western Canada led by the screeching vocals of Josh Palmer. Friday night’s show is already sold out and tickets are going fast for Thursday and they are $25 – $35.

Climb the Stairway to Heaven by following this link.


Baroque Soul             

May 27           

St. John’s Cathedral            

Saskatoon’s own Alexa Haynes-Pilon hasn’t been home in a while. That’s because she’s been busy performing all over the world as a specialist in baroque music. Haynes-Pilon is known as a “Basso Triple” (like a triple threat in theatre) specializing in baroque cello, viola de gamba and bassoon. Her return to the SSO stage is all the more special because she chose her father’s birthday to perform. He, as well as many members of her extended family and friends, will be in the audience to watch her lead the orchestra from her cello in a celebration of baroque music from all over the world. This will be an enchanting evening of composers from Telemann to Handel. Tickets are $41 – $46.

Here’s the link for all the ticket info.



Nutrien Children’s Festival               

June 1 – 4       

Kinsmen Park 

Music, storytelling, circus acts and plenty of interactive activities, the Nutrien Children’s Festival is the place to be for families with little ones. Take your kids to sing along with Splash‘N Boots, be wowed by Gustavo the Impossibilist, take in a play by Dufflebag Theatre and groove to the reggae rhythms of Aaron Nigel Smith. There’s so much to see and do, you really have to check out the full schedule. Grab yourself an all-access day pass for $10.

Check out the full slate of performers and get all the info you need right here.