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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 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 […]

Brit’s Picks Oct. 3 – 10

SMA Gala Showcase         Thursday The Bassment It’s a night filled with homegrown music of all genres. One night each year, our city’s musicians gather to celebrate the past year full of achievements and do what they do best, perform. The Saskatoon Musicians’ Association is celebrating 109 years of music with a gal […]

Brit’s Picks Sept. 26 – Oct. 3

Little Shop of Horrors             Thurs. – Sun. Broadway Theatre Maybe it’s the soundtrack of catchy tunes or maybe it’s the crazy antics of that blood thirsty plant; either way Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s Little Shop of Horrors is one of those musicals that has delighted audiences all over the world. It’s the tale of social outcast […]

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 […]