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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 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 […]

Brit’s Picks July 25 – Aug. 1

SK Summer Soccer Series       Thursday SMF Field There’s a push to grow a professional soccer community here in Saskatchewan. For years, people have been seeing the growth of youth soccer in our province and now a team of people has set out to make it a fan sport like hockey or football. One […]

Brit’s Picks July 18 – 25

Taste of Saskatchewan        Now – Sun. Kiwanis Park Saskatoon’s Flavourite Event is back on in Kiwanis Park for its 19th year. 31 restaurants will strut their culinary stuff presenting dishes like Nisen’s octopus meatball, Picaro’s pork tacos and Living Sky’s chicken and waffles. Crowd favourites like chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick […]

Brit’s Picks July 11 – 18

Latrice Royale             Friday TCU Place Her story is larger than life. Drag icon Latrice Royale is bringing her cabaret-style show to Saskatoon for one night only. Royale is an American drag performer, recording artist and television performer best known for her appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race. New York magazine has […]

Station Arts Centre explores the bonds of family with Blow Wind

  It’s a story of struggle, memory and the unbreakable bonds of family to life.  Daniel Macdonald’s Blow Wind is hitting the station at Rosthern’s Station Arts Centre this week. On the surface, this is a story of four children who are forced back together to deal with their mother Kathleen as her dementia worsens. […]

Brit’s Picks July 4 – 11

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan      Now – Aug. 18 The bard is back on the riverbank in down town Saskatoon. This is the final season before construction begins on a new, permanent stage.  In true festival form, the well known works have a twist. Director Anita Smith has sent As You Like It down […]

The Young Ones save the planet in Sum’s latest Theatre in the Park

The sun is too hot. The land is too dry. It’s up to the Young Ones to save the world. Sum Theatre is heading back out into the park to continue a summer tradition and this time, it’s tackling climate change with a tale of bravery and resilience and the ability of young people to […]