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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 2 – 9

With Glowing Hearts          Dancing Sky Theatre                        Now – May 12 A story of sacrifice, strength and sisterhood is hitting the stage this weekend at Dancing Sky Theatre in Meacham. With Glowing Hearts by Jennifer Wynne Webber is based on true life events that began the women’s labour movement in Canada. This […]

Brit’s Picks Apr. 25 – May 2

Sharon & Bram Farewell Tour           Thurs. & Fri. Broadway Theatre It’s a chance to relive your childhood and share those memories with your kids and even grandkids. Sharon Hampson & Bram Morrison are on a farewell tour. The longstanding children’s performers, formerly known as Sharon, Lois & Bram created iconic hits […]

Laverty returns to the stage with passion, experience and new tunes

There are no limits to music and where it can take you.  If you need proof, just look at the career of Saskatoon singer/songwriter Eileen Laverty. In the past year her career on the folk music stage has transformed into one that includes composer for theatre, television and the symphony. “I’m still finding my voice […]

Principle flutist bids farewell to SSO audience with feature performance

Sarah Yunji Moon will make her final performance as the SSO’s principle flutist this Saturday. (Julie Isaac Photography) “My experience with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra has taught me so much more about who I am as a musician and how to give back to the community.” Sarah Yunji Moon becomes nostalgic when you ask her […]

Story of strength, sacrifice and sisterhood on stage at Dancing Sky Theatre

It was the beginning of a journey that would last for decades and spread right across the country. On a bitterly cold winter day in 1941 thousands of women with their children in tow, stood up for what they believed in and became the heartbeat of the women’s labour movement in Canada. “One woman stepped […]

Brit’s Picks April 18 – 25

Michael Bublé            Thursday            SaskTel Centre If you never quite understood the appeal of the rat pack, you need to see a Michael Bublé show in concert. This man has charisma and swagger for days and a silky voice that’s sure to please. This is Bublé’s first tour since he took […]

Brit’s Picks April 11 – 18

#consent                     Now – April 15                    Various Venues It’s a look at responsible sexual behaviour and it’s a show being geared to teens. #consent was created by Sum Theatre in response to the ongoing discussion sparked by the #Me Too and #Time’s Up movements that have dominated headlines. The play is designed to look like a […]

Ritornello Festival heads into a new decade with new sounds

Testing the limits of classical performance is nothing new to Jacqueline Woods and Carissa Klopoushak. Over the last decade, the pair have built a festival from the ground up that takes chamber music and makes it accessible to everyone. “We have always wanted to push the envelope,” says Woods. “We present new music that pushes […]

Sum Theatre’s #consent brings a message of healthy sexual relationships to teens

An unwanted touch, inappropriate comment or outright sexual harassment; chances are, you’ve experienced one of them.  The headlines are everywhere. The rise of #MeToo and the Time’s Up movements have opened the flood gates on discussion about sexual behaviour in our society. Sum Theatre is taking a hard look at sexual responsibility in its new […]

Brit’s Picks Apr. 4 – 11

True Crime                  Apr. 2 – 14                  BackStage Stage – Persephone Theatre Another import is hitting the stage at Persephone Theatre. True Crime is a presentation by Crow’s Theatre and The Castleton Massive Production. It’s the story of conman Clark Rockefeller. This is a one-man show where the lines of truth and fiction are blurred. Torquil […]