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Britainy Zapshalla

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 Sept. 19 – 26

Penelopiad                  Now – Sept. 22 Backstage Stage @ Persephone Theatre You still have a few chances to see true girl power on the stage. Ferre Play Theatre’s staging of Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad has been getting great buzz in the city not just for the production but […]

SSO marks milestone for the maestro

Risks, relationships and financial stability; what a difference five years makes. Moving to Saskatoon to take up the baton with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra was something maestro Eric Paetkau knew he wanted to do right away. The multiple Juno Award nominee made the leap from Toronto to take the position as music director in 2015. […]

Brit’s Picks Sept. 12 – 19

  Ancient Elements     Fri. & Sat. The Refinery A celebration of poetry, art, music and dance await you this weekend and it’s all for a good cause. This show is a celebration of Flamenco performance. Based on the elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water dancers will perform to celebrate each element. They will […]

Food security, addictions and violence, YXE Underground digs deep for Season 2

They work hard to make their community a better place but their stories go unheard… till now.  YXE Underground is a Saskatoon-based podcast that breaks the silence of people who toil behind the scenes. Host and creator Eric Anderson knew there were so many ordinary people making an extraordinary difference he set out to create […]

Brit’s Picks Sept. 5 – 12

  YXE Eats          Now – Sun. Riversdale From trendy flavours to locally grown staples, you can find something to tempt every palate in Riversdale. The number of boutique style restaurants popping up in the neighbourhood is evidence that our city is adventurous when it comes to food. YXE Eats is a […]

Brit’s Picks Aug. 29 – Sept. 5

Bombargo         Friday Coors Event Centre You’ve heard them on the radio in high rotation, seen them play live at many of the summer festivals and now the guys of Bombargo are heading out on the road for their North American Dream Tour. This band spreads a message of funk and positivity where ever they go. […]

Brit’s Picks Aug. 22 – 29

Emo Night 2019        Friday Amigos Cantina It’s emotional, confessional and cathartic. Emo music emerged in the 90s with bands like Jimmy Eat World and Weezer. The tradition now continues with bands like Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco. Amigos is celebrating the genre with a night featuring bands like Saskatoon’s […]

Brit’s Picks Aug. 15 – 22

Folkfest 2019      Thurs. – Sat. Various Venues Take a trip around the world without ever leaving home. Folkfest 2019 is getting geared up for another year and you won’t want to miss all the entertainment, food and drink the 17 pavilions have in store. This is the 40th year for Saskatoon’s premiere cultural celebration and […]

Brit’s Picks Aug. 8 – 15

Fringe Festival            Now – Sat. Broadway District It’s considered one of the top 10 Fringe Festivals in North America and this year the Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival celebrates 30 years of fly by the seat of your pants theatre. Broadway Avenue is swarming with actors, vendors and street performers and […]

Brit’s Picks Aug. 1 – 8

Fringe Festival            Now – Aug. 10 Broadway District It’s considered one of the top 10 Fringe Festivals in North America and this year the Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival celebrates 30 years of fly by the seat of your pants theatre. Broadway Avenue will be taken over for the next week […]