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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 Nov. 14 – 21

Girl in the Box                      Thurs. – Nov. 24 The Refinery Inspired by true-crime podcasts comes a tale of the first woman to ever appear on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. Girl in the Box is the story of Ruth Eisemann-Schier a grad student who along with her boyfriend Gary Krist, was arrested for participating in […]

SSO alumni make music & mentorship priority for Homecoming

She’s played all over the world but violinist Carissa Klopoushak says her most memorable show will always be the first time she played on the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra stage with the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra (SYO). “I was 12 and I remember we played Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 and it remains my favourite piece to date […]

Dutcher brings passion for the past & vision of future to SSO stage

   The first time Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s executive director Mark Turner heard Jeremy Dutcher’s first album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, he was fascinated. “It’s genius. Having taken the wax recordings from 100 years ago and using them as the foundation of new musical recordings, it’s music that will move you. It’s unbelievable.” In the Spring of 2018, […]

Brit’s Picks Nov. 7 – 14

Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada      Friday TCU Place If you’re looking at a night of full belly laughs, look no further than the team at Just For Laughs. This year’s tour is being hosted by comedian and satirist Rick Mercer and it features some of the best stand-ups in the country. Ali Hassan, […]

Brit’s Picks Oct. 31 – Nov. 7

Sylvia’s Halloween Howl Thursday The Refinery It’s time to get gussied up in your favourite costume and head out with the little ones for a howlin’ good time! Sylvia Chave has all kinds of musical surprises up her sleeve for this year’s Halloween Howl. Giant blow-ups, zany costumes and a great big singalong with the […]

Romance, crime and PTSD at heart of Paulson’s new novel

She never knew his name and only met him once but Saskatoon author Joanne Paulson will always remember his story. “When I was a little girl, at our lake up North there was a man who’d come back from the war. He had a little shack across the lake and made money selling the fish […]

Brit’s Picks Oct. 21 – 31

My Little Plastic Jesus Now – Sunday Various Venues Burnt Thicket Theatre is taking the independent theatre and turning it on its head. The company has taken live theatre and combined it with the house concert model touring living rooms of willing audiences right across Saskatoon. The show is based on actor & creator Tom […]

Brit’s Picks Oct. 17 – 24

The Planets                 Oct. 19 TCU Place Blast off with the Saskatoon Symphony as they celebrate the work of Gustav Holst. The Planets is a seven-movement work that explores the outer reaches of space with each new piece. This music is some of the most recognizable ever written and inspired composers like John Williams to write […]

SSO explores the mystery & wonders of space with The Planets

Get ready to blast off with one of the most recognizable pieces of music ever written. The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra will take audiences on an exploration of deep space with its performance of Gustav Holst’s The Planets this Saturday. “This music is big, it’s bold, crazy, and some of the most important music ever written.” […]

Brit’s Picks Oct. 10 – 17

Sounds Like (an Audio Festival)        Now – Sat. Various Venues Explore our city and the magic of sound this weekend as part of the 9th annual Sounds Like audio festival. The theme for this year’s festival is Real Sound and will feature performances and installations at Paved Arts, the Remai Modern, St. Thomas Wesley United […]