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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.

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What a difference a week makes. Just seven short days ago, my biggest worry was juggling our busy home life with plans to maximize my JUNOfest pass. Last Thursday many of our lives changed drastically thanks to COVID-19. Now, with event cancellations, school and work closures, I find myself fully engrossed in a different kind […]

Junos cancellation brings waves of disappointment & understanding

It was the news many had dreaded but knew was coming. This morning in a joint statement from the Junos, City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon and the Saskatchewan Government cancelled the 2020 Juno Awards and all Juno Week activities because of the threat of COVID-19. “It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we collectively […]

** 2020 Juno Awards CANCELLED

JUNOFest     Fri. & Sat. Various Venues The Junos are in town and that means music in every corner of our city. There are 22 performances to choose from.  Small pubs and coffee shops, concert halls and arenas will all be packed with music fans. There are two ways to see a show, you can buy […]

Brit’s Picks March 5 – 12

Hospitals, Broken Pianos       Now – 13 Studio 914 It’s a look at the experience Indigenous people face when they enter the healthcare system. Hospitals, Broken Pianos is a new work of theatre by Jennifer Dawn Bishop for the Circle of Voices program at Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre. The story follows 9 different people as they […]

Indigenous actors make debut in play about discrimination in healthcare

“There shouldn’t be a line that separates any of us when it comes to our health.” It’s one, small line that opens up a huge discussion in Hospitals, Broken Pianos  a brand-new collaborative work of theatre from Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre and its Circle of Voices (COV) program. It’s a frank and honest look at […]

Power of women & motherhood celebrated in SSO North American premiere

  It’s the beauty of the relationship between mother and child that soprano Chelsea Mahan feels most when she sings Rebecca Dale’s Materna Requiem. Mahan is one of the vocalists bringing Dale’s work to the North American stage for the first time. “The music is like being caressed, cradled, cared for,” says Mahan. “You feel […]

Brit’s Picks Feb. 27 – Mar. 5

Jazz Affair                   Thursday The Bassment Fans of vocal jazz will delight in the six-piece vocal stylings of Jazz Affair. Inspired by groups like Manhattan Transfer, Jazz Affair blends smooth harmonies with popular songs and jazz standards to create a show that’s pleasing to the ear. The Montreal-based group has two albums and tours all over […]

Brit’s Picks Feb. 20 – 27

Frozen Party with the Snow Sisters              Friday McNally Robinson Do you have a little one obsessed with Disney princesses? If so, McNally Robinson has an afternoon just for you. Join Elsa and Anna for a Frozen-inspired party. There will be games and other activities as well as prizes for the kids. Everyone is invited to […]

Brit’s Picks Feb. 13 – 20

Piyisew Iskwesis                    Now – Feb. 17 The Refinery Just in time for the February Break, Wide Open Children’s Theatre is opening a brand-new puppet production by Saskatoon’s Aaron Marie Nepoose. Piyisew Iskwesis or I Am Thunderbird Girl is based on a traditional Cree tale about a young girl in search of her destiny and […]

Brit’s Picks Feb. 6 – 13

Sonia Reid Noble Friday The Bassment Sonia Reid Noble is back on The Bassment stage this weekend. The vocalist and music educator is well known for her gospel-infused performances. Reid Nobel is no stranger to Saskatoon, in 2018 she opened for Dee Dee Bridgewater on the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival stage. Her latest album Take […]