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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.

Breaking the 80-year silence: SSO puts Moehn’s music centre stage

“My grandfather was a perfectionist with a super-fine musical ear. It’s what made him a great editor, he knew the pieces by heart.”  This is how Johnnes Dyring remembers his grandfather Heinz Moehn. Moehn is known the world over for his work as an editor of great musical works. Moehn specialized in editing works by […]

Brit’s Picks Mar. 14 – 21

Native Studies 101                 Thursday      Studio 914 A Dakota, a Dene, a Cree and a Metis walk into a Native Studies class being taught by a settler professor… It sounds like the opening to a great joke and it’s the premise behind Dakota Ray Hebert’s play Native Studies 101. The show is all […]

Brit’s Picks Mar. 7 – 14

Native Studies 101                 Thurs. – Mar. 14         Studio 914 A Dakota, a Dene, a Cree and a Metis walk into a Native Studies class being taught by a settler professor… It sounds like the opening to a great joke and it’s the premise behind Dakota Ray Hebert’s play Native Studies 101. The show is […]

Actor, playwright, comedian & YouTube star; Hebert adds director to her resume

When you ask Dakota Ray Hebert about her new gig at Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre, she doesn’t hold back. After several years as an actress on the national stage, Hebert has come home to try her hand once again as a playwright and for the first time ever, as director. Native Studies 101 is a […]

Brit’s Picks Feb. 14 – 21

Sylvia’s Jelly Jam             Thursday         The Refinery Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Sylvia Chave has a show just for you and your little ones. In true Sylvia fashion, the show is all about getting up, dancing and singing along to some of your favourite tunes. There are three shows 10:30a.m., 1:00p.m. and 7:00p.m.. Tickets are […]

Brit’s Picks Feb. 7 – 14

Short Cuts Festival                 Fri. –  Sun.      The Refinery If theatre professionals were going into battle, I imagine it would look something like this. The Short Cuts Festival is a performance of six 10-minute plays on a variety of subjects from love and loss to healthy competition […]

Tainted Love: SSO celebrates love’s highs and lows

The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra has a night of passion and drama coming up that will stir even the hardest of hearts. On February 9, 2019 the orchestra will take to the stage for Tainted Love at TCU Place. This is an evening of music that evokes the emotions of young love and deep tragedy. Front and […]

Brit’s Picks Jan. 31 – Feb. 7

Nutrien Wintershines      Saturday – Feb. 3           Saskatoon Farmers’ Market Get bundled up and head out to the Farmers’ Market to celebrate the season of ice and snow with Wintershines. The festival has been up and running for a week now and you still have four more days of fun in store. Friday night […]

Chefs’ Gala celebrating 10 years highlighting talent and leaving a legacy

A decade is a huge marker for any event on the entertainment scene but for the Chefs’ Gala & Showcase, 10 years is not only about the party at hand, but also about the legacy it creates. The Gala was originally designed as a way to showcase the Saskatoon Chefs’ Association’s annual awards night. What […]

Brit’s Picks Jan. 24 – 31

Winterruption 2019      Now – Saturday Various Venues Interrupt your Winter with music, comedy, spoken word and plenty of fun outdoors. Winterruption 2019 has an amazing lineup of 23 shows including musicians Terra Lightfoot, Tanya Tagaq, David Braid and Ndidi O. Comedians Ali Hassan and Dave Merheje will bring their We Ain’t Terrorists to […]