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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.

SSO strikes a jazzy chord with local piano prodigy

In his relatively short career, Friesen has quickly risen through the ranks of Canadian classical musicians. In 2017 he won the Shurniak Concerto competition and was recently named one of the Top 30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30 by CBC Music. Friesen is currently studying at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto and has become […]

Brit’s Picks Jan. 17 – 24

Shivering Strings West           Thurs. – Sun.               Various Venues If you’re looking for a way to warm up these cold winter nights, the Shivering Strings celebration is just the thing you need. This is a celebration of old-time music that has been passed down through the generations. Over the next three days professional musicians like Daniel […]

Brit’s Picks Jan. 4 – 11

The Karpinka Brothers      Friday              The Bassment There’s nothing like a live music show to bring the family together and to expose your children to the wonder of performance. The Karpinka Brothers have a family friendly show that will have their toes tapping. These brothers have been hard at work promoting their latest album You Can […]

Brit’s Picks Dec. 27 – Jan. 4

The Barrelmen                      Dec. 27 & 28              The Bassment It’s become an annual tradition for Saskatoon based country/rock band The Barrelmen. These guys are a great combination of both genres and these four buddies put on a great show with their banter and antics on stage. It’s another great chance to get your friends together while […]

Brit’s Picks Dec. 20 – 27

Wide Open Christmas                        Thurs. – Sun.               The Refinery The kids are off school … NOW WHAT?  Luckily, Wide Open Children’s Theatre has come to the rescue with its fabulous team of puppets. A Wide Open Christmas is a show that follows Jeremiah, a little boy who’s lost his Christmas spirit.  He has some good friends […]

Brit’s Picks Dec. 12 – 20

Christmas Choir          Tonight – Fri. Cathedral of the Holy Family Saskatoon’s largest choir is at it again with a show full of holiday favourites. Joy of Vox is a community choir that performs music from the last 70 years. This is a chance to see your friends and neighbours on stage […]

Talent & tradition collide to bring Handel’s Messiah to the masses

It’s hard to argue with a Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra tradition that’s been around longer than the SSO itself. This year, (December 14 & 15, 2018) marks the 105th time Handel’s Messiah will echo through Saskatoon heralding the Christmas season. Tenor Spencer McKnight says it’s the piece he looks forward to most all year. “I just […]

Brit’s Picks Dec. 6 – 13

Crazy Kohkoms Return     Now – Dec. 8 Broadway Theatre The Kohkoms are back for Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre’s latest instalment of the Rez Christmas series, Alone @ Home. Sihkos, Clare and Zula are back on stage this time with a tale that looks a little bit like the classic holiday film Home Alone. After […]

Panto Pride: Dancing Sky Theatre returns with Christmas comedy

  Original music, playful puppets and plenty of mayhem await audiences at this year’s panto. The team at Meacham’s Dancing Sky Theatre is excited to present Jack and the Snow Queen (Dec. 7-23, 2018). This show is a collaborative effort with cast and crew writing the piece from scratch. “The panto is a blast,” says […]

SSO’s Christmas show full of celebrities, surprises and fireside chats

“Christmas is an emotional time for people, it has the power to bring you back to your roots.” Eileen Laverty loves Christmas music. The folk singer/songwriter is one of the guest artists for the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s 12 Days of Christmas show December 8 at TCU Place.  She’s excited to be returning to perform with […]