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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 May 24 – 31

Music Master      Thursday Knox United Church He’s a favourite here in Saskatoon and not just cause his new bride hails from here. Royal Wood has always amazed crowds with his folk sensibilities and beautiful melodies. The singer songwriter has a new album out called Ever After The Farewell and he’s bringing his Canadian […]

Ritornello celebrates a decade in the chamber

Ten years ago, it all started with a dream to bring Saskatoon together to celebrate diversity in classical music. Co-founders Jacqueline Woods and Carissa Klopoushak set out to grow opportunities for local classical musicians and to collaborate with some of the country’s best. A decade later the pair say the Saskatoon Ritornello Music Festival has […]

Brit’s Picks May 17 – 24

Family Drama        Now – May 27 Dancing Sky Theatre – Meacham Dancing Sky Theatre is capping off its 20th season with a play commissioned just for them. Blow Wind is a production that fuses the powerhouse talents of playwright Daniel Macdonald and singer/songwriter Eileen Laverty. The story follows Kathleen, the matriarch of […]

Brit’s Picks May 10 – 17

Windy Welcome         Friday – May 27 Dancing Sky Theatre – Meacham Dancing Sky Theatre is capping off its 20th season with a play commissioned just for them. Blow Wind is a production that fuses the powerhouse talents of playwright Daniel Macdonald and singer/songwriter Eileen Laverty. The story follows Kathleen, the matriarch of […]

Love, obligation and the family farm on stage at Dancing Sky

It’s a story of a family thrown into crisis. Dancing Sky Theatre is getting set to give the world a first glimpse of Daniel Macdonald’s brand new play Blow Wind (May 11 – 27, 2018). The show was commissioned by the theatre company to round out its anniversary celebrations. The story is of Kathleen, played […]

Sour note for some in Joni Mitchell tribute plan

Don Griffith is a huge fan of Joni Mitchell, full stop. Despite his respect for her influence on music and the rest of the arts here in Saskatoon and around the world, he’s taking a pass on Tourism Saskatoon’s call out for “Random Acts of Culture”.  Griffith is a music teacher, professional musician and the […]

Fresh local talent at 2018 SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

If you see Kevin Tobin walking downtown Saskatoon with a smile on his face, there’s good reason for it. Tobin has just finished releasing the complete lineup for the 2018 SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. The final list of performers that will entertain on the city’s free stages were released in the wee hours this morning. […]

Brit’s Picks May 3 – 10

  Enchanting Tale       Now – May 25 Persephone Theatre It’s becoming the hottest ticket in town! Persephone Theatre is closing its 2017/2018 season with the adaptation of Jane Austen’s story Pride and Prejudice. The show has already been held over twice, even before its opening. This story may have been written 200 years […]

Brit’s Picks April 26 – May 3

Timeless Classic         Thurs. – May 6 Refinery Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Death Of A Salesman is being brought to life as the final play in Live Five’s 2017/2018 season. The show centers around Willy Loman who has always dreamed of success but falls short. Facing debt, a failing career and […]

Brit’s Picks April 19 – 26

Wow Wonderful          Friday Remai Modern It was a movement that started in Austrailia and now, thanks to local organizers, Saskatoon will have a chance to have a little fun, just for fun’s sake. We All Stare At The Remai Modern & Say “Wow” Like Owen Wilson is a gathering of people […]