FALL ARTS GUIDE

Summer is dead, dead, dead but autumn’s arts scene lives on

by Gregory Beatty

Weather-wise, fall came early to Regina and we’re all just as happy about that as you are, I bet. But autumn doesn’t officially arrive in an astronomical sense until Sept. 22. So the timing with our annual Fall Arts Guide — this thing you’re holding in your hands/reading on the Internet — is pretty damn scientifically accurate, if we do say so ourselves. In the next few pages you’ll find hundreds of listings for concerts, lectures, plays, performances, readings, screenings and other arts and culture events happening in Regina between now and late December.

Hooray!

It’s not a comprehensive list, of course — especially in the live music area. A lot of bar and club gigs for bands tend to be announced on short notice. That’s just how rock rolls, people. But don’t sweat it. We’ll have those down the road for you in our regular issue listings. Hey! Prairie Dog comes out every two weeks!

Not that this list is shabby, either, understand? In fact, there are some really interesting things going on. We’ve highlighted a few in the guide with profiles but the rest of the listings are worth checking out too.

We hope you enjoy this convenient annual pull-out and hold on to it feature, but more importantly, we hope you enjoy our city’s culture scene. Hey, if you don’t, who will? Justin Trudeau? I don’t think so. He doesn’t even live here, people.


THE LISTINGS

Books & Ideas | Film | Live Music | Performing Arts | Theatre | Visual Art

BOOKS & IDEAS

SEPTEMBER

Thursday 18

PUBLIC TALK: JASON WARWICK “Shining a Light Into Dark Corners: Why Good Journalism Matters”. Presented by University of Regina Journalism School and Alumni Association. German Club, 7:30 p.m.

CHICKEN & WINE Be on the lookout for the return of this informal discussion series where people present short talks on subjects of interest to them. The venue and dates have yet to be determined, but stay in the loop via the Facebook page or by emailing chickenandwine@yahoo.ca.

Friday 19

ART FOR LUNCH Speaker is disability activist and community artist Petra Kuppers. CK187, University of Regina, noon. 306-585-4549.

REGINA WORD UP Monthly poetry slam, featuring local writers who perform on a first come first served basis. Tonight’s guests are the Saskatoon Slam team. Creative City Centre, 7:30 p.m. $5, or pay what you can.

Monday 22

LUTHER LECTURE: CYNTHIA MOE-LOBEDA “Climate Justice: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation”. Luther College Auditorium, University of Regina, 7:30 p.m. 306-585-5034.

Wednesday 24

1914: A TURNING POINT IN HISTORY AND CULTURE Ongoing lecture series on the WWI centennial. Today: Sylvain Rheault “The Great War as Rupture in Anti-Heroic Comics” and Christina Stojanova “The Great War and Film Propaganda”. John Archer Library, University of Regina, 7 p.m. 306-585-4213.

WRITER IN RESIDENCE: ARTHUR SLADE Until May, Saskatoon young adult fiction writer Arthur Slade will be at Central Library where he’ll be available to consult with established and aspiring writers. Slade will also lead a workshop on Oct. 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. on the topic “Scaring Up a Fantastically Good Story”. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

CRITICAL WRITING AWARD The Dunlop Gallery is hosting a competition for emerging arts writers. Applicants are invited to submit up to three 1000 word articles on Dunlop exhibitions and related projects. Deadline is Dec. 5, and details can be obtained by contacting Wendy Peart at wpeart@reginalibrary.ca.

Thursday 25

BOOK LAUNCH: EDWARD WILLETT “Song of the Sword” and “Twist of the Blade” from the young adult fantasy series the Shards of Excalibur published by Coteau Books. Assiniboia Club, 7 p.m.

BOOK CLUB Book being discussed is Alan Paton’s Cry the Beloved Country. Regent Place Library, 7 p.m. 306-777-6086.

RIGHT TO KNOW WEEK Designed to inform Saskatchewan citizens of their rights under the Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information Act. Includes a lecture by the new Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Ron Kruzeniski on Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. (venue t.b.a.), along with a film series on privacy and freedom of information at the RPL Theatre Sept. 25-28. See oipc.sk.ca.

Friday 26

CULTURE DAYS Weekend celebration of culture, includes open houses, performances, exhibitions, workshops and other activities. Highlights include a panel discussion on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Creative City Centre on the topic “What’s Next For Arts & Culture In Downtown Regina?” Then on Saturday there’s an Art Walk with eight participating galleries that runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and a street fair in north-central Regina from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday there’s an afternoon of author readings, dance performances and refreshments at the RPL Theatre from 2-4 p.m. See culturedays.ca for more information (search for Regina events).

FINE ARTS PRESENTATION SERIES David Zoob and Rose Bruford, “Demystifying Brecht”. College West (International Classroom), University of Regina, 3:30 p.m.

AUTUMN FEST: RITALLIN Spoken word workshop with Greg “Ritallin” Frankson, presented by Sask. Writers Guild, Cathedral Village Arts Festival, Vertigo Series and Creative City Centre. 1843 Hamilton St., 4-6 p.m. See creativecitycentre.ca.

AUTUMN FEST: RITALLIN Poetry slam with guest poet Greg “Ritallin” Frankson. Mercury Café, 7:30 p.m. $2 entry fee for poets.

Saturday 27

AUTUMN FEST: OPEN MIC with guest performers the Mitchell Boys, Cat Abenstein, Greg Frankson and more. Victoria Park, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 28

BOOK SPINE POETRY CHALLENGE Create poetry using stacked book titles. Hosted by Regina Public Library, with children, teen and adult categories. Entries accepted at ya@reginalibrary.ca until Oct. 26.

COLOUR DOWNTOWN YQR Colour pre-drawn images at various locations in downtown Regina. Creative City Centre, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Free.

SPEAK UP! Spoken word workshop. Creative City Centre, 3-5 p.m. Free.

PUPPETRY FOR BEGINNERS Free workshop. Creative City Centre, 3-5 p.m.

OCTOBER

Wednesday 1

BOOK CLUB Book being discussed is Muriel Barberry’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Prince of Wales Library, 7 p.m. 306-777-6085.

OPEN MINDS Engineer Raman Paranjape, RCMP officer Eldon Hoffman and lawyer Joe Barnsley discuss the future of drones in Canada. Artesian, 7 p.m.

Tuesday 7

JSGS PANEL DISCUSSION Kevin Lynch, Louise Greenberg, Harold McKay and Ron Styles discuss “Five Trends Changing Our World: Are We Ready For Them?” Hotel Saskatchewan, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 306-585-5512.

Wednesday 8

PRESENTATION Discussion on Bill C-377 related to union transparency and the overall anti-labour agenda of the federal Conservative government. RIC119, University of Regina, 7 p.m. 306-337-3244.

LECTURE: BEER Historian Ian Germani speaks on the history of this critically important, life- and sanity-sustaining elixir. Bushwakker, 7 p.m.

BOOK LAUNCH: TRACI HAMON Red Curls (Thistledown Press). Slate Gallery, 7:30 p.m.

Friday 10

IGNITE! Two-day science fair hosted by Science Centre to celebrate its 25th anniversary and encourage creativity and innovation in Saskatchewan. Oct. 10-11. See sasksciencecentre.com.

Wednesday 15

1914: A TURNING POINT IN HISTORY AND CULTURE Ross King, “Brushes With Death: The Great War and the Group of Seven”. MacKenzie Gallery, 7 p.m. Free. 306-585-4213.

Friday 17

JSGS LECTURE Peter Neary, “How Ottawa Mandarins Planned Canada’s Post WWII Peace”. Rm 210, 2 Research Dr., University of Regina, noon to 1:30. 306-585-5512.

WORD UP! Poetry Slam with guest Brad Bellegarde (a.k.a. InfoRed). Creative City Centre, 7:30 p.m. $5-10.

Saturday 18

RPL BOOK SALE George Bothwell Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

GEEK SUMMIT Hosted by Regina Public Library, with the participation of Saskatchewan Science Centre, Crash Bang Labs, Regina Manga Club and more. Prince of Wales Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday 19

SASKATCHEWAN LIBRARY WEEK Local libraries host a variety of events on the theme Libraries Inspire. Oct. 19-26. See reginalibrary.ca

Monday 20

AUTHOR READING: BARBARA SAPERGIA Sapergia reads from her novel Blood and Salt about the internment of East Europeans in work camps during WWI. Central Library, 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

VERTIGO SERIES Features performances by Lori Hahnel, Fionncara MacEoin, and the Regina launch of Gift of the Prairie: Writings From the Southern Shore of Last Mountain Lake. Crave Restaurant, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 21

MURDER BY THE BOOK Monthly discussion group on mysteries. Central Library, 7-9 p.m. 306-777-6120.

Wednesday 22

1914: A TURNING POINT IN HISTORY AND CULTURE Tonight: Nicholas Carleton, “Traumatic Changes in Human Psyche: A Brief History” and Stuart Wilson, “On the Economic Impact of the Great War on Canada”. John Archer Library, University of Regina, 7 p.m. 306-585-4213.

Thursday 23

FALL CONFERENCE: B SIDES AND OTHER STORIES Hosted by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild in collaboration with the Ânskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival. Includes presentations and workshops on the theme “B Sides and Other Stories”. Park Town (Saskatoon), Oct. 23-26. See skwriter.com.

LAW FOUNDATION OF SASKATCHEWAN LECTURE University of Toronto criminology professor Mariana Valverde, “Beyond the Criminal Law: What Local & Provincial Authorities Can Do to Regulate Sexually Oriented Business”. Luther Auditorium, University of Regina, 5 p.m. 306-585-4226.

BOOK CLUB Book being discussed is Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Regent Place Library, 7 p.m. 306-777-6086.

Friday 24

FINE ARTS PRESENTATION SERIES Christina Stojanova “New Romanian Cinema and Other Journeys”. RC050, University of Regina, 3:30 p.m.

Monday 27

THE BLUE DOT TOUR David Suzuki and musicians Greg Keelor and Royal Wood celebrate our planet and discuss the importance of sustainable living. Conexus Arts Centre, 7 p.m. $22-$127.

BOOK LAUNCH Marg Hryniuk, Frank Korvemaker and Larry Easton: Legacy of Worship (Coteau Books). MacKenzie Gallery, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 28

2014 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S ARTS AWARDS Hosted by Saskatchewan Arts Board, this annual event celebrates individual and group achievement in the arts. TCU Place (Saskatoon), 5:30 p.m. $100. See artsboard.sk.ca.

EARTH DEMOCRACY: VANDANA SHIVA Lecture sponsored by the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation and Regina Public Interest Research Group. Education Auditorium, University of Regina, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 30

LECTURE: BOB RAE “Honouring the Treaties: What Does It Mean?” Education Auditorium, University of Regina, 7 p.m. 306-585-4226.

NOVEMBER

Sunday 2

BOOK LAUNCH: BLUE GRAMA Hosted by Wild Sage Press, includes a reading/performance by Heather Peat Hamm from her illustrated book Blue Grama. Connaught Library, 2-4 p.m.

Monday 3

MEETING: PHOTOGRAPHYHosted by Regina Photo Club, for photographers of all ages and abilities. Rm. 155, SIAST campus, 7:30 p.m. See reginaphotoclub.com.

Monday 10

FACES OF WAR Panel discussion on the impact of war featuring veterans, historians and students. Luther College Auditorium, University of Regina, 7 p.m.

Wednesday 12

1914: A TURNING POINT IN HISTORY AND CULTURE Tonight: James Daschuk, “The 107th Timber Wolf Battalion and Indigenous Participation in the Canadian Expeditionary Force During WWI” and Thomas Bredohl, “War and Revolution: Berlin and the Bolshevik Revolution”. John Archer Library, University of Regina, 7 p.m. 306-585-4213.

Friday 14

COMMUNITY RESEARCH SHOWCASE Day-long event to profile groups who work to promote social change in Regina. RIC Atrium, University of Regina, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 306-585-4084.

FINE ARTS PRESENTATION SERIES Robert Truszkowski, “My Summer of Deranged Homelessness”. RC050, University of Regina, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday 16

SASKATCHEWAN MULTICULTURALISM WEEK Afternoon of art, music and performance to celebrate our province’s increasingly multicultural character. Co-hosted with Multiculturalism Council of Saskatchewan. MacKenzie Gallery, 1 p.m.

Friday 21

WORD UP! Poetry Slam with guest Dia Davina. Creative City Centre, 7:30 p.m. $5-10.

DECEMBER

Wednesday 3

CHRIS HADFIELD Audio-visual presentation where the Canadian astronaut discusses his early life and later adventures in space. Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. $42-$112. See conexusartscentre.ca.

MEETING: PHOTOGRAPHY Hosted by Regina Photo Club, for photographers of all ages and abilities. SIAST campus, Rm. 155, 7:30 p.m. See reginaphotoclub.com.

FILM

SEPTEMBER

Friday 19

TINY MAGIC Screening of 10 short films/videos by Saskatchewan artists, with a party to follow. Saskatchewan Filmpool (301-1822 Scarth), 8:30 p.m. $5, or pay what you can.

Saturday 20

FOODIE FILM NIGHT Features a screening of Jon Favereau’s, Chef (2014) about a restaurant chef who reinvents himself as a food truck operator, followed by a reception with food and drink from local restaurants and other producers. RPL Theatre, 7 p.m. $15. 306-777-6014.

Thursday 25

RIGHT TO KNOW WEEK FILM SERIES Screening tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Friday and Sunday at 9 p.m. is Watchers of the Sky, about Raphael Lemkin’s quest to win justice for genocide victims. Screening tonight at 9:15 p.m. and Friday at 7 p.m. is The Fake Case about Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Finally, Saturday at 9:15 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. it’s Money For Nothing, about the inner workings of the U.S. Federal Reserve. RPL Theatre. 306-777-6014.

Tuesday 30

TALKIES Comic Jayden Pfeifer provides commentary on a mediocre move. Tonight: Gymkata (1985). RPL Theatre, 7 p.m. Free with a food bank donation. 306-777-6014.

OCTOBER

Wednesday 1

HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL Hosted by Saskatchewan Organization of Heritage Languages, includes a reception and screening of indigenous short films at Creative City Centre on Oct. 1 from 7-9:30 p.m. Free screenings will then be held at the RPL Theatre on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. (Apur Panchali) and 9 p.m. (Wings of Desire); Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. (Beijing Bicycle) and 9 p.m. (Thy Womb); and Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives). 306-777-6014.

Tuesday 21

TALKIES Comic Jayden Pfeifer provides commentary on a mediocre move. Tonight: Star Crash (1979). RPL Theatre, 9 p.m. Free with a food bank donation. 306-777-6014.

Monday 27

JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Hosted by Regina & District Jewish Association, Starts with a screening of the documentary The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (2014) tonight at 7 p.m., with additional films on Nov. 17 and Dec. 8. RPL Theatre. 306-777-6014.

LIVE MUSIC

October

Thursday 2

FROM THE AMERICAS TO SPAIN with guitarists Ramses Calderon and Brad Mahon performing a mix of traditional and contemporary compositions at Artesian, doors at 7 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door.

ROCOCODE with guests at O’Hanlon’s.

ZIGGY MARLEY at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $45, $52.

Friday 3

FRED EAGLESMITH presented by Regina Folk Festival Concert Series at the Exchange, 8 p.m. $25 advance, $30 door. See reginafolkfestival.com.

THE ARROGANT WORMS at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $25, $30.

Saturday 4

J.W. JONES with the Shane Reoch Duo at the Exchange, 8 p.m. $25.

MINISTRY OF GROOVE at the Lancaster Taphouse.

BOZ SCAGGS: THE MEMPHIS TOUR at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $62, $67.

K-MAN AND THE 45’S at Mercury Café.

Tuesday 7

FEVER FEELS with Scenic Route to Alaska and Highs at O’Hanlon’s.

Wednesday 8

KINNIE STARR with Janet Panic at the Exchange. $10.

CHRISTINA PERRI at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $45, $50.

Thursday 9

THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER presented by Regina Folk Festival Concert Series at the Exchange, 8 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door. See reginafolkfestival.com.

THE DARCYS at O’Hanlon’s.

ECHOES OF ERIN sponsored by the Irish Club of Regina at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 8 p.m. $20. 306-519-9559.

Friday 10

DIGITAL DOOMZDAY at the Exchange.

INDIGO JOSEPH with MC Sira at the German Club.

SCOTT ANTHONY at the SCES Club.

Saturday 11

GOB with Almost Alien at the Owl. $15, or $20 for ticket/album combo.

BUFFALO NARROWS at the Lancaster Taphouse.

Sunday 12

SLOAN with guests at the Owl. $25.

Tuesday 14

SOUNDING OUT: IPAD ORCHESTRA CONCERT presented by U of R Creative Technologies with Holophon Audio Arts and Common Weal Community Arts at Glen Elm Library, 10 a.m.

OLD TOWNS with guests at O’Hanlon’s.

Thursday 16

LARRY AND HIS FLASK with Good for Grapes at the Exchange. $15.

Friday 17

DREAM COUNTRY with Fortunate Isles at O’Hanlon’s.

ROCH VOISINE at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $45, $50.

Saturday 18

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $50, $57.

Sunday 19

THE REBEL SPELL with Plague and Royal Red Brigade at the SCES Club.

Friday 24

TIM WILLIAMS presented by Grassroots Regina at the SCES Club, 8 p.m. $15.

THE SMALLS at the Owl. $25. Sold out.

CARROLL BAKER at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $25, $30.

Saturday 25

JJ VOSS at the Pump Roadhouse.

Monday 27

SUPERSUCKERS with guests at the Exchange. $15.

MORGAN DAVIS at the SCES Club.

Friday 31

JAY AND THE AMERICANS at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $25, $30.

November

Saturday 1

GREAT WHITE with Slaughter at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $40, $47.

FRIEND FRIEND at the Lancaster Taphouse.

HALTERAS! at Mercury Café.

Sunday 2

AN EVENING WITH SARAH MCLACHLAN at Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. $50, $90.

ARCH ENEMY with Kreator and Huntress at Riddell Centre. $40.

Friday 7

GORDON LIGHTFOOT at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $75, $80.

Saturday 8

JILL BARBER presented by Regina Folk Festival Concert Series at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 8 p.m. $25 advance, $32 door. See reginafolkfestival.com.

TOKYO POLICE CLUB with Said The Whale and the Pack A.D. at Riddell Centre, doors at 7 p.m. $28.50.

Monday 10

KIRA ISABELLA with Autumn Hill at the Pump Roadhouse. $20.

Wednesday 12

TWIN FORKS with Northcote and Highs at the Exchange, doors at 7:30 p.m. $20 advance, $25 door.

Thursday 13

KIM CHURCHILL with Mo Kenney at the Exchange, doors at 8 p.m. $15.

Friday 14

BUCK 65 presented by Regina Folk Festival Concert Series at the Exchange, 8 p.m. $25 advance, $30 door. See reginafolkfestival.com.

Tuesday 18

OH WHAT A NIGHT!: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS TRIBUTE at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $40, $45.

Thursday 20

BLACK UMFOLOSI presented by Regina Folk Festival Concert Series at the Exchange, 8 p.m. $18 advance, $25 door. See reginafolkfestival.com.

620 CKRM SASKATCHEWAN’S GOT TALENT at Casino Regina, 5 p.m. $75 includes pre-show meal, $35 otherwise. Proceeds to Forever Friends of Hope Foundation.

Friday 21

SPIRIT OF THE WEST at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $30, $25.

Saturday 22

DEATH (DTA TOURS) with Obituary, Massacre, Rivers of Nihil and Untimely Demise at Riddell Centre, doors at 6 p.m. $35.

CHARLIE MAJOR at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $25, $30.

Thursday 27

THE FOGGY HOGTOWN BOYS presented by Grassroots Regina at the Exchange, 8 p.m. $20 advance, $25 door.

BARRA MACNEILS at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $25, $30.

Friday 28

THE DEAD SOUTH presented by Regina Folk Festival Concert Series at Agribition, Ag Ex Pavilion, 9:45 p.m. Free with rodeo admission. See reginafolkfestival.com.

Saturday 29

BELLE PLAINE presented by Regina Folk Festival Concert Series with separate show by Blake Berglund afterwards at Agribition, Ag Ex Pavilion, 9:45 p.m. Free with rodeo admission. See reginafolkfestival.com.

DECEMBER

Tuesday 2

AN EVENING WITH FRANK MILLS at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $35, $40.

Wednesday 3

THE TREWS at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $30, $35.

Friday 5

HOTEL CALIFORNIA at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $20, $25.

Saturday 6

HOTEL CALIFORNIA at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $20, $25.

Monday 8

BANDS ON THE RUN with the Road Hammers, Doc Walker and Blackjack Billy at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $45, $52.

Tuesday 9

BANDS ON THE RUN with the Road Hammers, Doc Walker and Blackjack Billy at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $45, $52.

Friday 12

THE FAB FOUR — ULTIMATE BEATLES TRIBUTE at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $30, $35.

Saturday 13

THE FAB FOUR — ULTIMATE BEATLES TRIBUTE at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $30, $35.

Tuesday 16

TOM JACKSON’S HURON CAROLE with Beverley Mahood, One More Girl, Shannon Gaye and Don Amero at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $25, $33.

Thursday 18

RORY ALLEN: MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $20, $25.

Friday 19

RORY ALLEN: MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $20, $25.

Saturday 20

RORY ALLEN: MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $20, $25.

Wednesday 31

CHUCK NEGRON at Casino Regina, 8:30 p.m. $55, $62.

PERFORMING ARTS

SEPTEMBER

Friday 19

PASS THE HAT Stand-up comedy. SCES Club, 9 p.m. Pay what you like.

Tuesday 23

SEASON KICK-OFF New Dance Horizons announces details of its 29th season of presenting contemporary dance in Regina. Shu-Box Theatre, University of Regina, 10:30 a.m. See newdancehorizons.ca.

Wednesday 24

FRONT ROW CENTRE DANCE EVENTS Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Matthew Bourne. Galaxy Theatre, 7 p.m. Encore performance on Sept. 30. See cineplex.com for details.

Saturday 27

KEVIN MCDONALD COMEDY WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE Day-time workshop led by the Kids In the Hall member from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., followed by an 8 p.m. show where sketches developed during the day will be performed in addition to McDonald’s own material. Artesian. Workshop $180, show $25.

Tuesday 30

HITCHHIKER’S IMPROV Performance by local improv troupe. Artesian, 8 p.m.

OCTOBER

Thursday 2

HARLAND WILLIAMS with fellow comic Dan Quinn at University of Regina Theatre, 8 p.m. $30.25.

Saturday 4

TRANS-ACTIONS Co-presented by Curtain Razors, First Nations University of Canada and the Conservatory of Performing Arts, this multi-disciplinary performance mixes stories from Saskatchewan, Syria and Pakistan to explore the human yearning to be free. First Nations University Glass Tipi, 7:30 p.m. $10.  See curtainrazors.com.

Sunday 5

TRANS-ACTIONS See Oct. 4. 2 p.m.

Tuesday 7

STEVE PATTERSON: THIS IS NOT DEBATABLE Stand up performance by the host of CBC Radio’s The Debaters. University of Regina Theatre, 7:30 p.m. $40. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Saturday 11

THE MET: LIVE IN 3D Verdi’s Macbeth. Galaxy Theatre. Encore performances on Nov. 10 and 15. See cineplex.com for details.

DARRIN ROSE: MY DAD’S OTHER SON Stand-up comedy. University of Regina Theatre, 8 p.m. $15.75-$23.10. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Wednesday 15

MENOPAUSE: THE MUSICAL Set to classic tunes from the 1950s through ’80s, this parody musical sees a group of women at a lingerie sale trade war stories about menopause. Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. $54.75, $65.75. See conexusartscentre.ca.

PRAIRIE DANCE CIRCUIT Hosted by New Dance Horizons, this performance celebrates the 50th anniversary of Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers. Includes work by Brent Lott, Ming Hon and a film by Danielle Sturk about the late WCD founder Rachel Brown. University of Regina Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Adults $25, Students & Seniors $20, Matinee $15. See newdancehorizons.ca.

Thursday 16

REGINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER PLAYERS perform in response to Wilf Perreault’s exhibition In the Alley at MacKenzie Gallery, 7:30 p.m. Free.

FRONT ROW CENTRE DANCE EVENTS The Royal Ballet presents Manon. Galaxy Theatre. See cineplex.com for details.

PRAIRIE DANCE CIRCUIT 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 15.

Friday 17

PASS THE HAT Stand-up comedy. SCES Club, 9 p.m. Pay what you like.

Saturday 18

LONDON’S ROYAL OPERA Giuseppe Verdi Nabucco. RPL Theatre, 2 p.m. $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, Students $10.

THE MET: LIVE IN 3D Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Galaxy Theatre. Encore performances on Dec. 6 and 15. See cineplex.com for details.

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT Program features compositions by Krommer and Beethoven. 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 19

LONDON’S ROYAL OPERA See Oct. 18.

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE See Oct. 18. 1:30 p.m.

Saturday 25

RSO MASTERWORKS CONCERT Symphonie Fantastique with guest artist saxophonist Gerard Weber and works by Berlioz, Pettigrew and Creston at Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 26

FRONT ROW CENTRE DANCE EVENTS The Bolshoi Ballet presents The Legend of Love. Galaxy Theatre. See cineplex.com for details.

NOVEMBER

Saturday 1

THE MET: LIVE IN 3D Bizet’s Carmen. Galaxy Theatre. Encore performances on Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 8. See cineplex.com for details.

RSO SHUMIATCHER POPS I Hear a Symphony, Motown’s Greatest Hits at Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Thursday 6

JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY TOUR Featured comics include Demetri Martin, Jon Dore, Levi MacDougall and Todd Glass. Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. $37-$52.50. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Sunday 9

ONE PIANO, FOUR HANDS Presented by the Regina Musical Club at University of Regina  Theatre, 2 p.m. Adults $25, Students and Seniors $20, Children $5, U of R Students with ID Free. See reginamusicalclub.ca.

WORKSHOP Patricia Dewar “Melt Your Troubles Away”. Presented by New Dance Horizons. 2207 Harvey St., 1-4 p.m. $50. Register at 306-525-5393.

Tuesday 11

GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER Moscow Ballet presents its version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet. Conexus Arts Centre, 7 p.m. $50.75-$196.25. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Saturday 15

LONDON’S ROYAL OPERA Giuseppe Verdi La Traviata. RPL Theatre, 2 p.m. $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, Students $10.

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT Rossini, the Italian Mozart with works by Rossini, Barber and Bruckner. 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 16

LONDON’S ROYAL OPERA See Nov. 15.

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT See Nov. 15. 1:30 p.m.

Thursday 20

FRONT ROW CENTRE DANCE EVENTS The Bolshoi Ballet presents The Pharoah’s Daughter. Galaxy Theatre. See cineplex.com for details.

Friday 21

EAST MEETS WEST Presented by Youth Ballet Company of Saskatchewan, this performance mixes traditional Indian Khattak dance with classical ballet and modern dance. University of Regina Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Adults $22, Students & Seniors $15, Children 12 and under $5. See youthballet.com.

Saturday 22

THE MET: LIVE IN 3D Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Galaxy Theatre. Encore performances on Jan. 10 and 12. See cineplex.com for details.

RSO MASTERWORKS CONCERT Prokofiev’s Fifth with guest artist pianist Pavel Kolesnikov and additional works by Glinka and Rachmaninoff at Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

EAST MEETS WEST See Nov. 21.

Sunday 23

EAST MEETS WEST See Nov. 21.

Friday 28

WAYNE LEE Hypnotist entertains using the power of suggestion. Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $20, $25.

Saturday 29

WAYNE LEE See Nov. 28.

DECEMBER

Saturday 6

RSO FAMILY CONCERT Jingle All the Way with guest conductor Alan Denike and vocalist Kaitlyn Semple. Knox Met Church, 3 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

DISNEY LIVE — MICKEY’S MUSIC FESTIVAL Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and other Disney characters perform songs from famous Disney movies in a mash-up style. Brandt Centre, noon, 3 and 6 p.m. $33-$77.25.

Sunday 7

FRONT ROW CENTRE DANCE EVENTS The Bolshoi Ballet presents La Bayadère. Galaxy Theatre. See cineplex.com for details.

DISNEY LIVE See Dec. 6. Noon and 3 p.m.

Tuesday 9

VINYL CAFÉ CHRISTMAS SHOW CBC Radio’s Stuart McLean returns with his annual Xmas show of stories and music, with musical guests Chic Gamine. Conexus Arts Centre, 7 p.m. $52. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Wednesday 10

DRALION Remount of a Cirque de Soleil performance that blends contemporary Western and traditional Chinese circus practices. Brandt Centre, 7:30 p.m. $57-$160. See brandtcentre.com.

RSO SPECIAL PERFORMANCE Handel’s Messiah, with guest soloists Renée Salewski (soprano), Fabiana Katz (alto), Floyd Gadd (tenor) and Anthony Cleverton (baritone) and the Halcyon Chamber Choir and Regina Philharmonic Chorus. Knox-Met Church, 7:30 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Thursday 11

TRAILER PARK BOYS: DEAR SANTA CLAUS, GO F### YOURSELF TOUR Casino Regina, 8 p.m. $45, $52.

DRALION See Dec. 10.

Friday 12

DRALION See Dec. 10.

Saturday 13

THE MET: LIVE IN 3D Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Galaxy Theatre. Encore performances on Feb. 7 and 23. See cineplex.com for details.

LONDON’S ROYAL OPERA Giacomo Puccini Manon Lescaut. RPL Theatre, 2 p.m. $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, Students $10.

DRALION 4 and 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 10.

Sunday 14

DRALION 1 and 5 p.m. See Dec. 10.

LONDON’S ROYAL OPERA See Dec. 13.

Wednesday 17

FRONT ROW CENTRE DANCE EVENTS The Royal Ballet presents Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. Galaxy Theatre. Encore performance on Dec. 20. See cineplex.com for details.

Sunday 21

FRONT ROW CENTRE DANCE EVENTS The Bolshoi Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Galaxy Theatre. See cineplex.com for details.

THEATRE

SEPTEMBER

THE NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE Encore presentation of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Galaxy Theatre, Sept. 21. See cineplex.com for details.

OCTOBER

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Directed by Marti Maraden, this popular Shakespeare romantic comedy concerns the struggles to Beatrice and Benedick and Claudio and Hero to make it to the altar. Globe Theatre, Oct. 1-19. See globetheatrelive.com.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Written by Joseph Kesselring, this dark comedy concerns a New York drama critic who discovers that his spinster aunts are in the habit of offing lonely old men with poison-laced elderberry wine. Presented by Regina Little Theatre. Performing Arts Centre, Oct. 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. Adults $20, Students & Seniors $18. See reginalittletheatre.com.

THE NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE Encore presentation of Medea. Galaxy Theatre, Oct. 4. See cineplex.com for details.

THE NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE Encore presentation of Frankenstein. Galaxy Theatre, Oct. 15 and 22. See cineplex.com for details.

THE NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE David Hare’s Skylight starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. Galaxy Theatre, Oct. 23 and encore presentation Oct. 25. See cineplex.com for details.

FALL ONE ACT CABARET Annual Regina Little Theatre fundraiser, featuring several one-act plays. Performing Arts Centre, Oct. 24-25, doors at 6:30 p.m. $12.50. See reginalittletheatre.com.

NOVEMBER

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Musical comedy inspired by the classic Charles Schultz comic Peanuts. Globe Theatre, Nov. 15-Dec. 28. See globetheatrelive.com.

DECEMBER

CHARLOTTE’S WEB Stage version of E.B. White’s children’s classic about friendship and loyalty. Presented by Regina Little Theatre. Performing Arts Centre, Dec. 3-5 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults $20, Students & Seniors $18, $10 for children 12 and under for matinée only. See reginalittletheatre.com.

THE NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE DV8 Physcial Theatre’s John. Galaxy Theatre, Dec. 10 and encore presentation Jan. 24. See cineplex.com for details.

VISUAL ART

OCTOBER

ART GALLERY OF REGINA

ADRIAN STIMSON: THE IMMORTAL BUFFALO BOY Saskatoon-based, Stimson uses sculpture, performance, photography and other media to explore issues related to gender and indigenous history and identity. This exhibition is curated by David Garneau. (Opening reception and artist talk Oct. 8 at 7 p.m., runs until Nov. 20.)

WORKSHOP David Butt, “Painting On Mylar”. (Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration deadline Oct. 10. Gallery members $85, non-members $100.)

WORKSHOP Aidan Morgan, “Social Media For Artists”. (Oct. 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Free, but please register beforehand.)

WORKSHOP Katherine Boyer, “Contemporary Beading”. (Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee t.b.d., registration deadline Oct. 24.)

ASSINIBOIA GALLERY

RICK BOND & NANCY LUCAS: PAINT STORY (Oct. 17-Nov. 8.)

AURORA ART GUILD Show and sale of locally produced original art at Innovation Place, University of Regina. (Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

DUNLOP GALLERY

ART ENGAGERS Monthly gathering for mature art lovers. (Oct. 1, 7-8 p.m. Register at 306-777-6044.)

ART ATTACKS IN PHOTOGRAPHY Two-session introduction to digital photography at Connaught Library. (Oct. 4 and 11 from 1-3 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.)

DUN-E YOUNG ARTISTS GROUP Art appreciation club for young people. (Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m. Register at 306-777-6044.)

MANDALA: PATTERNS OF LIGHT AND SOUND Workshop presented by Bonnie Chapman at Sunrise Library. (Oct. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca)

CAITLIN MULLAN: AN INDEX OF SASKATCHEWAN FAUNA AND OTHER CURIOSITIES Co-presented with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, this show sees the artist create prints inspired by works in the permanent collections of both institutions. (Opening reception Oct. 18, runs until Jan. 15.)

ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR TEENS Workshop presented by Cara De Gennaro at George Bothwell Library. (Oct. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.)

SHERWOOD VILLAGE BRANCH

DOMESTICATE AN INDOOR GARDEN Workshop on how to create an indoor garden terrarium. (Oct. 4 from 1-3 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.)

HAGUE GALLERY

JOEL HUSTAK & MATTHEW LAPIERRE: HORRID: JOURNEY INTO THE DARK (Opening reception Oct. 2 from 7-9 p.m., runs throughout October.)

MACKENZIE GALLERY

STORYTELLING SUNDAY Led by artist Sylvia Ziemann, in connection with her MFA exhibition. (Oct. 5, time t.b.a.)

VERTIGO SERIES THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE Local writers, including Byrna Barclay, Ken Mitchell, Judith Krause, Dee Hobsbawn-Smith, and Connie Gault, read poems inspired by the paintings of Wilf Perreault. (Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.)

GALA ART AUCTION Annual fundraiser in support of the gallery, includes entertainment, refreshments and live and silent auctions. (Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Gallery members $90, non-members $100. Call 306-584-4250 ext. 4295 for more information.)

THE MONSTER/OBJECT/PLACE EXCHANGE PROGRAM Halloween activity for the whole family in the learning centre. (Oct. 26, time t.b.a.)

NEUTRAL GROUND

WORKSHOP Ian Campbell conducts a 3D printing demonstration. (Oct. 11, 1-4 p.m. $10, students with ID free. No pre-registration required, but bring your laptop.)

SLATE FINE ART GALLERY

KYLE HERRANEN: COLOURS Exhibition of works made of wood veneer and handmade paper. (Opening reception Oct. 2 from 5-8 p.m., runs until Nov. 1.)

NOVEMBER

ART GALLERY OF REGINA

WORKSHOP Kathy Hamre “Handmade Books”. (Nov. 15-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gallery members $150, non-members $170. Registration deadline Nov. 7.)

ASSINIBOIA GALLERY

KIMBERLY KIEL: PAINT IT THICK (Nov. 14-Dec. 6.)

DUNLOP GALLERY

DUN-E YOUNG ARTISTS GROUP Art appreciation club for young people. (Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. Register at 306-777-6044.)

ART ENGAGERS Monthly gathering for mature art lovers. (Nov. 5, 7-8 p.m. Register at 306-777-6044.)

DEAR JOHN: LOUIS DAVID RIEL Site-specific performance by David Garneau that commemorates the date of Louis Riel’s execution in 1885 after being found guilty of treason against the Canadian government then led by the Conservatives under John A. MacDonald. (Victoria Park, Nov. 16, 3 p.m., to be followed by a conversation between Garneau and Dylan Miner at RPL Theatre at 4 p.m.)

CHALK PASTEL DRAWING Workshop presented by Holly Fay at Prince of Wales Library. (Nov. 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m.)

BEATRIX RUF PROTECT US: A PROJECT ABOUT LONGING  Exhibition by former Regina resident, now an acclaimed Canadian artist Bill Burns. (Opens Nov. 28, runs to Jan. 15.)

MACKENZIE GALLERY

HOLIDAY BAZAART Find unique gifts from over 50 artisans. (Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 admission, with kids 12 and under free.)

VERTIGO SERIES WRITING WORKSHOP Participants will be guided by Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke. (Nov. 23, 2 p.m.)

VERTIGO SERIES THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE Blend of literature and music in an art gallery setting, with guest poet George Elliott Clarke and musicians Brian Templeton and Herb Exner. (Nov. 27, 7 p.m.)

HOLIDAY PARTY Hosted by the Artist Trading Card group. (Nov. 29, 2 p.m.)

MYSTERIA GALLERY

HEATHER M. CLINE: PASSAGES: TOWN AND COUNTRY Exhibition of prairie landscape paintings in which roads and highways figure prominently. (Nov. 8-Dec. 20.)

NEUTRAL GROUND

WORKSHOP Ian Campbell conducts a workshop on Zoom sound recording. (Nov. 8, 1-4 p.m. $10, students with ID free. No pre-registration required, but bring your laptop.)

SLATE FINE ART GALLERY

RICHARD GORENKO Exhibition of mixed media works which typically offer wry observations about prairie life. (Opening reception Nov. 6 from 5-8 p.m., runs until Dec. 6.)

WINTERGREEN

Annual art and craft sale hosted by Saskatchewan Craft Council. Conexus Arts Centre. (Nov. 14 1-9 p.m., Nov. 15 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Nov. 16 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $5, Seniors & Youth $3, Kids 12 and under free.)

DECEMBER

ART GALLERY OF REGINA

HOPE Guest-curated by Holly Fay, this group exhibition examines different ways that artists interpret and explore the concept of hope. (Dec. 10-Jan. 23.)

DUNLOP GALLERY

SHERWOOD VILLAGE BRANCH

BILIANA VELKOVA: SPLENDID Born in Bulgaria, now resident in Saskatoon, Velkova presents her first solo show in Regina. (Opens Dec. 6, runs until Feb. 4.)

MACKENZIE

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION Annual art-themed party with choirs, sleigh rides, refreshments and more. (Dec. 7, 1 p.m.)

NEUTRAL GROUND

WORKSHOP Ian Campbell conducts a workshop on the Sony EX1 camcorder. (Dec. 13, 1-4 p.m. $10, students with ID free. No pre-registration required, but bring your laptop.)

SLATE FINE ART GALLERY

SATURNALIA Holiday exhibition by gallery artists. (Opening reception Dec. 11 from 5-8 p.m., runs until Jan. 17.)