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With more than 15 years as an arts reporter at CBC Radio-Canada under her belt, Britainy Zapshalla considers herself not only an expert but also a die hard fan of Saskatchewan’s entertainment scene. She’s a regular contributor to CTV Morning Live in Saskatoon and loves to help people plan their weekends with Brit’s Picks.

Brit’s Picks July 18 – 25

Taste of Saskatchewan        Now – Sun. Kiwanis Park Saskatoon’s Flavourite Event is back on in Kiwanis Park for its 19th year. 31 restaurants will strut their culinary stuff presenting dishes like Nisen’s octopus meatball, Picaro’s pork tacos and Living Sky’s chicken and waffles. Crowd favourites like chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick […]

Brit’s Picks July 11 – 18

Latrice Royale             Friday TCU Place Her story is larger than life. Drag icon Latrice Royale is bringing her cabaret-style show to Saskatoon for one night only. Royale is an American drag performer, recording artist and television performer best known for her appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race. New York magazine has […]

Station Arts Centre explores the bonds of family with Blow Wind

  It’s a story of struggle, memory and the unbreakable bonds of family to life.  Daniel Macdonald’s Blow Wind is hitting the station at Rosthern’s Station Arts Centre this week. On the surface, this is a story of four children who are forced back together to deal with their mother Kathleen as her dementia worsens. […]

Brit’s Picks July 4 – 11

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan      Now – Aug. 18 The bard is back on the riverbank in down town Saskatoon. This is the final season before construction begins on a new, permanent stage.  In true festival form, the well known works have a twist. Director Anita Smith has sent As You Like It down […]

The Young Ones save the planet in Sum’s latest Theatre in the Park

The sun is too hot. The land is too dry. It’s up to the Young Ones to save the world. Sum Theatre is heading back out into the park to continue a summer tradition and this time, it’s tackling climate change with a tale of bravery and resilience and the ability of young people to […]

Second time’s a charm for Valle at jazz fest

Denise Valle has been all over social media, television and mainstream media the past few weeks.  It’d be easy to assume she’s an overnight sensation but the truth is, this is the culmination of years of hard work on her sound. “This is the year I decided to go all in with music,” says Valle. […]

Brit’s Picks June 27 – July 4

Nutrien Wonderhub Opens        Friday Mendel Building The moment that children and their families have been waiting for in Saskatoon is finally here. The Nutrien Wonderhub, formerly known as the Children’s Discovery Museum, will throw its doors wide open to the public. The new attraction has 3 floors of exhibits and gives kids […]

Local boy gets surprise from Walk Off The Earth

They are known the world over for cool covers and  YouTube views but today, in a Saskatoon hospital room, band members from Walk Off The Earth are known best for brightening the day of a 5 year-old. Hugo Romanski is no stranger to hospital visits. He has Down syndrome and he’s been in and out […]

Brit’s Picks June 20 – 27

YXE Pride         Today – June 25                      Various Venues The rainbow flag is flying and celebrations continue for the Saskatoon Pride Festival.  Tonight there’s the all-inclusive Queers WithOUT Beers – Sober Dance a new event with mocktails, a DJ and plenty of Drag performers in attendance. Friday night and all-day Saturday you’ll want to head to […]

Brit’s Picks June 13 – 20

Nightshirt Music Festival       Now – Sunday Various Venues It’s a celebration of art and music all rolled into one terrific weekend. The lineup this year includes performances by The Garrys, Kacy & Clayton and Gunner and Smith. There’s even a dance party tonight at Paved Arts. Celebrate amazing indie and experimental music all over Saskatoon. […]