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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.

Second time’s a charm for Valle at jazz fest

Denise Valle has been all over social media, television and mainstream media the past few weeks.  It’d be easy to assume she’s an overnight sensation but the truth is, this is the culmination of years of hard work on her sound. “This is the year I decided to go all in with music,” says Valle. […]

Brit’s Picks June 27 – July 4

Nutrien Wonderhub Opens        Friday Mendel Building The moment that children and their families have been waiting for in Saskatoon is finally here. The Nutrien Wonderhub, formerly known as the Children’s Discovery Museum, will throw its doors wide open to the public. The new attraction has 3 floors of exhibits and gives kids […]

Local boy gets surprise from Walk Off The Earth

They are known the world over for cool covers and  YouTube views but today, in a Saskatoon hospital room, band members from Walk Off The Earth are known best for brightening the day of a 5 year-old. Hugo Romanski is no stranger to hospital visits. He has Down syndrome and he’s been in and out […]

Brit’s Picks June 20 – 27

YXE Pride         Today – June 25                      Various Venues The rainbow flag is flying and celebrations continue for the Saskatoon Pride Festival.  Tonight there’s the all-inclusive Queers WithOUT Beers – Sober Dance a new event with mocktails, a DJ and plenty of Drag performers in attendance. Friday night and all-day Saturday you’ll want to head to […]

Brit’s Picks June 13 – 20

Nightshirt Music Festival       Now – Sunday Various Venues It’s a celebration of art and music all rolled into one terrific weekend. The lineup this year includes performances by The Garrys, Kacy & Clayton and Gunner and Smith. There’s even a dance party tonight at Paved Arts. Celebrate amazing indie and experimental music all over Saskatoon. […]

Brit’s Picks June 6 – 13

Two Indians           Tonight – Sunday Studio 914 The final show of Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre’s 2018/2019 season is one of a family torn apart by tragedy. Two Indians is the story of two Indigenous women Win and Roe who live in very different worlds one in the city and the other […]

Brit’s Picks May 30 – June 6

Two Indians           Tonight – June 9 Studio 914 The final show of Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre’s 2018/2019 season is one of a family torn apart by tragedy. Two Indigenous women Win and Roe live in very different worlds one in the city and the other on reserve. As they reunite after […]

The pull of family and politics at the heart of GTNT’s Two Indians

It’s a story of family, torn apart by tragedy, desperately trying to reconnect with each other and their culture. When you live in two different worlds with very different realities, is that even possible? Falen Johnson’s play Two Indians is the season finale for Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre’s 2018/2019 season. The story centers on two […]

Brit’s Picks May 23 – 30

Joy of Vox: “Then & Now”                 Thurs. & Fri.    Cathedral of the Holy Family It’s springtime in Saskatoon and that means time for fresh music from one of our city’s largest choirs. Joy of Vox is a 200-member group of people from all walks of life who just love to sing together. This year’s show […]

Sum Theatre bringing ASL interpreters together for hands-on training

“Going to see theatre meant either sitting there, struggling through without hearing the dialogue or reading the script in advance, which ruined the surprise.” A night out at the theatre has always been a tricky one for Chris Dodd. He is Deaf and has always had to adapt when taking in a performance. “Even in […]