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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 Nov. 22 – 29

Claiming His Throne      Thurs. – Dec. 1 Emrys Jones Studio Theatre University of Saskatchewan Skye Brandon is probably THE guy in Saskatoon who loves the Bard’s work above all others. He’s dedicated his career to bringing some of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays to the stage. His lates, Henry V. Brandon’s a graduate of […]

Work of fiction examines reality of violence against women

A violent car crash, a dog shot dead in an alley and then a terrible murder… Saskatoon author Joanne Paulson loves a good mystery. Now, the veteran journalist is following the huge success of her first mystery novel Adam’s Witness with the sequel Broken Through. Reporter Grace Rampling and Sergeant Adam Davis are back in […]

Brit’s Picks Nov. 15 – 22

Light the Night             Friday Forestry Farm Park & Zoo It’s a holiday tradition that’s celebrating 20 years of lights. The Enchanted Forest has one night a year that it opens to just foot traffic before the cars are let in. It’s a chance to see the light displays up close, […]

Brit’s Picks Nov. 8 – 15

Groovy Locals          Friday Coors Event Centre You’ve seen Saskatoon party band Bombargo on stage at the Jazz Festival several years running. The group has opened for acts like Joel Plaskett and Michael Franti. These guys put on a great live show and always have the crowd groovin’ along with them. It’s […]

SSO to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice

“The First World War had a significant impact on 20th Century music. It was the first-time people connected to each other around the globe.” The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s Executive Director Mark Turner had no question in his mind when it came to programming the SSO’s November performance. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end […]

Ferguson shatters expectations with collaborative exhibit

Nothing has grabbed the passion and attention of visual artist Louisa Ferguson like glass. As a young child, she was fascinated by the beauty and power of the medium. “I remember as a child being entranced by stained glass windows. Even if you’re not a religious person, you can still walk into a church and be […]

Brit’s Picks Nov. 1 – 8

Heartfelt Tribute            Tonight – Nov. 10 The Refinery As Remembrance Day nears, many people are searching for ways to pay tribute to veterans and you have just that chance with Live Five Independent Theatre’s latest play. A Soldier’s War was inspired by the letters of Joshua Ramsden’s grandfather, a WWII […]

Brit’s Picks Oct. 25 – Nov. 1

Trick or Treat            Thurs. & Fri. The Refinery Get ready for a Spooktacular time as you and your little ones celebrate the season with Sylvia. The annual Halloween Howl is a great mid-day party for the preschool set. It’s  a chance to sing and dance along with your little ones […]

Brit’s Picks Oct. 18 – 25

Road Trippin’        Now – Oct. 28 BackStage Stage – Persephone Theatre Persephone Theatre and Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre are joining forces with Western Canada Theatre to bring an Indigenous comedy to the stage. Kamloopa is the story of two sisters as they set out on a cross country trip to one of […]

Intimacy’s the goal for Straker’s SSO show

You may be seated in a theatre with thousands of people but Saskatchewan performer Jeffery Straker wants you to feel like you’re at home in your living room. On Saturday Oct. 20, 2018, Jeffery Straker will take to the stage with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra for an evening of his music on a grand scale. […]