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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.

The race is on! SSO & Brainsport challenge you to Beat Beethoven

 The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Brainsport, is bringing back Beat Beethoven May 24 – 30 and want you to race against the famous composer. More than a decade ago, the SSO held the annual race as a fundraiser for the orchestra. It all began back in 1989 and the final race happened in […]

Brit’s Picks May 21 – 28

Sum Creation Studio Now – June 22 Facebook / Twitter / Instagram If you’re stuck at home looking for ways to keep the kids entertained, Sum Theatre has a brand new project that should get their creative juices flowing. With the pandemic and all the physical distancing rules in place, the artists knew that this […]

Hey kids! Sum Theatre wants youth to tell their stories for summer show

If there’s one thing that Sum Theatre has learned over the years, it’s how to stay flexible. From performing in outdoor pools to walking trails, small bars to local community parks the artistic team knows how to adapt when entertaining families. Now, because of the pandemic, Sum is shifting gears to fill the gap that […]

Brit’s Picks May 7 – 21

Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival        Friday Zoom If you revel in the beauty of the spoken word then you’re not going to want to miss this performance. The Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival has rescheduled the four-day event it had planned until next year. To make do until it’s safe to gather again, 10 spoken word artists […]

Brit’s Picks April 30 – May 7

Pandemic Piano          Friday – 7:00p.m. Facebook Jeffery Straker is known for his performances in concert halls and living rooms right across our province and Friday, he’ll be at it again. He’s tuned up his home computer for a one-hour showcase of old favourites and new tunes. Straker will also be taking suggestions from the audience. […]

Not even a pandemic can stop SSO marking Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

The show will go on! The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra is logging on to celebrate an icon.  The orchestra was set to host an 8- day music festival to celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth when the pandemic struck and public gatherings were no longer permitted. But, the SSO knew this was a milestone it […]

Brit’s Picks April 23 – 30

*Because I’m based in Saskatchewan, all listings are given in CST. Toddler Storytime                  Daily – 10:00a.m.                                Facebook Two powerhouses in children’s entertainment here in Saskatchewan have teamed up to bring a little break to new parents. Wide Open Children’s Theatre and Sylvia Chave are up on Facebook every morning with a new performance for your […]

A message from Brit’s Picks

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 […]