The Fall Arts Guide

BOOKS & IDEAS

September

Thursday 12

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE Saskatchewan mystery novelist David Gane is at Central Library until next spring to consult with established and aspiring writers. He can be contacted at wir@reginalibrary.ca. See reginalibrary.ca.

Friday 13

STORYTELLERS NIGHT: A WHOLE NEW WORLD This event is hosted by the Storytellers Club, and features stories on travel by Robin Nimegeers, Thom Gallet and Victor Lam along with music by Poor Nameless Boy. Artesian, 7 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

Monday 17

110 NATURE HOT SPOTS IN MANITOBA AND SASKATCHEWAN This talk by Jenn Smith Nelson on the best parks, conservation areas and wild places in the two provinces is hosted by Nature Regina. Royal Sask. Museum, 7:30 p.m. See natureregina.ca.

Thursday 19

HEALTH SCIENCE PUB Gordon Pennycook (Business Administration, University of Regina) discusses the spread of “fake” news with a focus on health information in a talk titled “Why We Fall for Fake News (and other B.S.)”. Bushwakker, doors at 5 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. See bushwakker.com.

Saturday 21

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE: COMMUNITY FORUM & AGM (Saskatoon) The AGM is member only but the forum is open to anyone interested in arts in Saskatchewan. Persephone Theatre. See artsalliance.sk.ca.

Tuesday 24

MARTIN LUKACS: THE TRUDEAU FORMULA This launch for a new book examining the political philosophy of our current prime minister is co-hosted by SaskForward. It features political commentator Jeet Heer in conversation with the author. CB139 (College Ave. Campus), 6–8 p.m.

LAW FOUNDATION OF SASKATCHEWAN LECTURE Canadian lawyer and author Harold Johnson discusses “Changing the Story We Tell Ourselves About Alcohol”. RI119, University of Regina, 7 p.m. See uregina.ca.

SCIENCE CAFÉ REGINA University of Regina researcher Jon McPhetres discusses the science behind GMOs. Presented as part of Global Biotech Week. The Cure Kitchen + Bar, 7 p.m. See globalbiotechweeksask.ca.

Wednesday 25

VERTIGO READING SERIES This spoken word event features artist C. R. Avery and guests. Creative City Centre, 8 p.m. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Friday 27

CULTURE DAYS This annual weekend celebration of culture includes open houses, performances, exhibitions, workshops and other activities that are hosted by various arts and culture groups in the city. To get more details visit culturedays.ca (search for Regina events).

MAP PRESENTATION SERIES U of R filmmaker Ian Campbell’s talk is titled “Cinema of Growth and Decay: Experiments in Time-lapse Photography”. ED113, 3:30–4:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

REGINA WORD UP! YOUTH STAGE & ALL AGES OPEN MIC Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. $5 plus GST or PWYC. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Saturday 28

KISISKÂCIWAN: INDIGENOUS VOICES FROM WHERE THE RIVER FLOWS SWIFTLY This event with editor Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber is hosted by SaskBooks as part of Saskatchewan Book Publishing Week. First Nations University, 7 p.m. See skbooks.com.

Sunday 29

NUIT BLANCHE This evening arts festival debuted in 2018 and is back for second go-round with artists creating installations and performances in the Victoria Park and City Square Plaza area. The theme in 2019 is Reflections on the Land, and the event runs from 7 p.m. to midnight. See nuitblancheregina.ca.

Monday 30

LUTHER LECTURE Guest lecturer Azza Karam is a senior United Nations advisor on Culture and Social Development. Her talk is titled “Working with Religious Communities: Lessons Learned from Across the United Nations”. Luther Auditorium, University of Regina, 7:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

October

Tuesday 1

CREATIVE CITY SUMMIT (Saskatoon) The goal of this annual summit of larger-scale Canadian cities is to foster growth and innovation in the creative industries, which includes art, science and technology. The theme is Growing the Creative Cultural Economy for 21st Century Cities. Delta Bessborough and off-site venues, Oct. 1–3. See creativecity.ca.

Thursday 3

OFFICE OF THE TREATY COMMISSIONER Aaron Tootoosis discusses Saskatchewan’s treaties and their relationship to truth and reconciliation. Albert Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

Tuesday 8

TIMERAISER YQR Social evening to celebrate the arts where people bid volunteer time with local arts organizations instead money to acquire original art work by emerging and established local artists. Hotel Saskatchewan, 7 p.m. $10 admission.

Thursday 10

WHOSE SETTLEMENT? This two-day conference examines the legacy of residential schools, the ’60s Scoop and other impacts of colonialism. It includes a public panel discussion tonight at 6:30 p.m. and a keynote by Cindy Blackstock on Oct. 11. Hosted by University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada. See whosesettlement.ca.

Friday 11

REGINA WORD UP! POETRY SLAM Free admission for those who sign up to perform. Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. Additional slams on Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Friday 18

SASKATCHEWAN WRITERS’ GUILD: FALL CONFERENCE The SWG is celebrating its golden anniversary in 2019 so “The Gilded Guild: 50 Years and Counting” is the theme. Presenters include Articulate Ink Print Collective, Jeanette Lynes, Wayne Arthurson, Ariel Gordon, Daniel Scott Tysdal, Bruce Rice, Rita Bouvier, Gail Bowen and Trevor Herriot. Canadian poet/journalist Mark Abley will deliver the Caroline Heath Memorial Lecture. His talk is titled “The Warmth of the Sun Swooping” (Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.) Travelodge Hotel, Oct. 18–20. See skwriter.com.

SHOWCASE 2019 (Saskatoon) This annual Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils showcase includes performing arts, visual art exhibits and concerts, along with workshops and a trade show. Host hotel is Saskatoon Inn, and the venues are Broadway Theatre and Remai Modern Gallery. Oct. 18–20. See osac.ca.

Sunday 20

SASKATCHEWAN LIBRARY WEEK With the emergence of the Internet, some people have argued libraries are passé. Rather than Dewey Decimal Systeming themselves into irrelevance though, libraries are reinventing themselves as community hubs. That’s reflected in the 2019 theme “Libraries Building the Future”. Oct. 20–26. See saskla.ca.

Monday 21

HIDDEN BIRD SONG This talk by John Patterson on the nuances of various bird species’ songs is hosted by Nature Regina. Royal Sask. Museum, 7:30 p.m. See natureregina.ca.

Wednesday 23

RADIANT PRESS FALL POETRY LAUNCHES  The local press is launching three poetry books: Victor Enns Love & Surgery, Lynda Monahan and Rod Thompson A Beautiful Stone and Bernadette Wagner The Dry Valley. Artesian, 7 p.m. See radiantpress.ca.

November

Friday 1

MAP PRESENTATION SERIES U of R visual arts instructor Karla McManus’ talk is titled “Narrating Photography’s Blind Field; or How Photography Can Teach us About the World Outside the Picture’s Frame”. ED113, 3:30–4:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

Saturday 2

NANOWRIMO WRITE IN This is a kick-off for the month-long National Novel Writing challenge. It’s presented in partnership with Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, and is open to local writers. George Bothwell Library, 1–4 p.m. Weekly sessions follow on Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 7–9 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

Sunday 3

WILD SAGE PRESS: SALON & SALE Includes art, books and cards, along with guest presentations of poetry and music on the theme “Cycling Through”. Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 2–4 p.m. See wildsagepress.biz.

Monday 4

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS AWARDS (Saskatoon) This annual gala celebrates artistic excellence with awards for individuals and organizations in seven categories. Presented by Saskatchewan Arts Board with guest artists t.b.a. Remai Arts Centre, reception at 6:30 p.m., with show and after-party to follow. See saskartsboard.ca.

Wednesday 6

FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGE KEEPERS CONFERENCE (Saskatoon) The conference brings together academics, elders, community leaders and students to discuss Indigenous languages, cultures and knowledge. The 2019 theme is: Our Sacred Languages Walk With Us. Hosted by Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre. Prairieland Park, Nov. 6–7. See sicc.sk.ca.

Wednesday 13

COOPERATIVE COMMUNITIES OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES This presentation by Alex MacDonald will discuss co-operative communities established by early settlers to western Canada. Central Library, 7–8 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

Friday 22

MAP PRESENTATION SERIES U of R film instructor Mike Rollo’s talk is titled “Digging in the Dirt: Death and Rebirth of Analogue Film Practice”. ED113, 3:30–4:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.


FILM

September

Wednesday 18

QUEER CITY CINEMA & PERFORMATORIUM This annual festival focuses on films, video, live performance and related discussion on LGBT+ history, identity and other issues. The 2019 theme, Bad (Ass) Bodies, puts the focus on non-idealized bodies impacted by age, disease, disability and more. Festival partners include Dunlop Gallery, RPL Theatre and University of Regina. The festival runs Sept. 18–21. Admission by donation. See queercitycinema.ca.

¡LAS SANDINISTAS! This screening of a documentary on the role played by Nicaraguan women in overthrowing U.S.-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza and transforming their society is followed by a presentation by Lori Hanson on life in Nicaragua today. Hosted by Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation. Rm112, College Ave. Campus, 7 p.m.

NÎPAWISTAMÂSOWIN: WE WILL STAND UP This screening of Tasha Hubbard’s 2019 documentary about the Colten Boushie case and Gerald Stanley’s acquittal is co-presented by Common Weal Community Arts, Reconciliation Regina and Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative. RPL Theatre, 6:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A with co-producer Trudy Stewart. See reginalibrary.ca.

Saturday 28

PILE OF BONES UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL Screening of independent short films from across Canada, along with a few international entries. Presented by Stella Artois. Artesian, show at 8 p.m. 19+. See pileofbonesunderground.ca.

Sunday 29

KEEP GOING MY DAUGHTERS This screening of Candy Fox’s short film about an Indigenous couple offering a letter of hope to their infant daughter is presented as part of the Every Child Matters Orange Shirt campaign. Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 1 p.m.

November

Friday 22

SASKATCHEWAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Saskatoon) Hosted by Saskatchewan Filmpool, this sixth annual salute to independent film includes screenings and awards in six categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Student Film, Best Acting, Best Web Series and Audience Choice. Remai Modern, 7 p.m. See sifa.ca.


LIVE MUSIC

September

Monday 30

THE MINISTRY OF GROOVE at Bushwakker Brewpub, 8 p.m.

October

Thursday 3

JILL BARBER (Dedicated to You) at Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

SAWYER BROWN at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Saturday 5

A TRIBUTE TO GREASE (music of the 1950s & ’60s) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Sunday 6

THE WATCHMEN at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Tuesday 8

DAN MOXON (album release for former Bend Sinister member) at Creative City Centre, show at 8:30 p.m. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Wednesday 9

SAID THE WHALE presented by Regina Folk Festival at the Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

MARTIN SIMPSON presented by Grassroots Regina at the Exchange, show at 8 p.m. See grassrootsregina.com.

Saturday 12

BEN WINOSKI & JEFF STORRY at Shannon’s Pub, 10 p.m.

KICK AXE with The Killer Dwarfs at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

THE DEAD SOUTH (Served Cold Tour) with Andino Suns at Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Wednesday 16

JUSTIN RUTLEDGE with Charlotte Cornfield at Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

Thursday 17

SWEET ALIBI with Jonny Moonbeam at Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

Friday 18

IMMOLATION with Blood Incantation, Ancient Future at Riddell Centre, 7 p.m. See theexchangelive.ca.

HOLLERADO with Little Junior at the Exchange. See theexchangelive.ca.

THE WAILERS at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Saturday 19

LEE GREENWOOD at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Thursday 24

DANIEL CHAMPAGNE at Artesian, 7:30 p.m. See creativecitycentre.ca.

THE DIVAS TRIBUTE: TINA, DONNA AND THE SUPREMES at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Friday 25

OLD SOUL REBEL with guests at the Exchange. See theexchangelive.ca.

JIMMY RANKIN at Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

THE NEW MONTAGUES at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Saturday 26

THE INTERRUPTERS with guests at Conexus Arts Centre, 7 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

NIGHT OF THE DANCING DEAD featuring Lunar Lander Dance Commander and 2 Beats at Shannon’s Pub, 10 p.m.

Sunday 27

THE LAZYS with The Deaf Idols at the Exchange. See theexchangelive.ca.

Wednesday 30

SEAWAY with Youth Fountain, First Ghost and local band t.b.a. at the Exchange. See theexchangelive.ca.

Thursday 31

TERRA LIGHTFOOT presented by Regina Folk Festival with Sam Webber at the Exchange. See theexchangelive.ca.

CHRISTINA MARTIN with guest guitarist Dale Murray at Artesian Lounge, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

November

Friday 1

TRILOGY (A Tribute To Journey, Styx & Foreigner) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Tuesday 5

THE YOUNG’UNS presented by Grassroots Regina at the Exchange, show at 8 p.m. See grassrootsregina.com.

Wednesday 6

DAVID FRANCEY presented by Regina Folk Festival at the Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

Thursday 7

JANN ARDEN at Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Friday 8

ROCK IS DEAD FUNDRAISER IV featuring a classic rock tribute to musicians who have passed away in recent years at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

KIM CHURCHILL with guests at Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

Saturday 9

ROCK IS DEAD FUNDRAISER IV featuring a classic rock tribute to musicians who have passed away in recent years at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

Wednesday 13

THE LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA presented by Regina Folk Festival at the Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

BIG WRECK at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Thursday 14

BACK TO BLACK (A Tribute To Amy Winehouse) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Friday 15

CITY AND COLOUR with Jacob Banks and Ben Rogers at Brandt Centre, show at 7 p.m. See evrazplace.com.

THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND (50th Anniversary Party) with Colin James and David Gogo Band at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Saturday 16

CHILLIWACK at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Thursday 21

WANNABE (A Tribute To The Spice Girls) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Friday 22

ZACHARY LUCKY presented by Grassroots Regina at the Exchange, show at 8 p.m. See grassrootsregina.com.

Saturday 23

ALEX CUBA (album release for Sublime) co-presented with Regina Folk Festival at the Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

JOHN MUELLER’S WINTER DANCE PARTY (the official show for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Sunday 24

JOHN MUELLER’S WINTER DANCE PARTY (the official show for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Wednesday 27

UNIVERSITY OF REGINA JAZZ ENSEMBLE featuring a program t.b.a. University Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students with U of R ID free. See uregina.ca.

Thursday 28

CLOSE TALKER at the Artesian, 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

Friday 29

HAWKSLEY WORKMAN presented by Regina Folk Festival at the Exchange, show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

CANADIAN SUPERSTARS CHRISTMAS (Tribute To Celine Dion & Michael Bublé) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Saturday 30

UNIVERSITY OF REGINA BRASS ENSEMBLE featuring a program t.b.a. Venue t.b.a., 3–4:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

OLD MAN LUEDECKE at the Artesian, 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

December

Monday 2

AN EAST COAST CHRISTMAS WITH THE ENNIS SISTERS at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

UNIVERSITY OF REGINA ORCHESTRA featuring a program t.ba. University Theatre, 8 p.m. Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students with U of R ID free. See uregina.ca.

Tuesday 3

UNIVERSITY OF REGINA CONCERT BAND & WIND ENSEMBLE featuring a program t.b.a. University Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students with U of R ID free. See uregina.ca.

Thursday 4

UNIVERSITY OF REGINA PERCUSSION & SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLES featuring a program t.b.a. Shu-box Theatre, 7 p.m. Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students with U of R ID free. See uregina.ca.

Friday 5

THE BROTHER BROTHERS presented by Grassroots Regina at the Exchange, show at 8 p.m. See grassrootsregina.com.

UNIVERSITY OF REGINA NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE featuring a program t.b.a. Shu-box Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students with U of R ID free. See uregina.ca.

SCOTT ANTHONY ANDREWS (album release for Young Man on Scarth Street Playin’ Saxophone) with Sisters of Mercy at the Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

Saturday 6

JEFFERY STRAKER & FRIENDS (A Very Prairie Christmas) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Tuesday 10

BONEY M FEATURING LIZ MITCHELL: HOLIDAY FAVOURITES & CLASSIC HITS at Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Thursday 12

TOM JACKSON’S HURON CAROL with guest artists Tom McKillip, Darryl Havers, John MacArthur Ellis, Kirby Barber and Diane Lines at Casino Regina. Proceeds support local food banks and family service agencies. See casinoregina.ca.

Friday 13

NEARLY NEIL (Neil Diamond Tribute) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Saturday 14

NEARLY NEIL (Neil Diamond Tribute) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Thursday 19

RORY ALLEN’S CLASSIC ELVIS CHRISTMAS at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Friday 20

RORY ALLEN’S CLASSIC ELVIS CHRISTMAS at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Saturday 21

RORY ALLEN’S CLASSIC ELVIS CHRISTMAS at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.


PERFORMING ARTS

September

Sunday 22

THE SWEET ’N’ STICKY SHOW Live drag show hosted by Katy Hairy and Flo Mingo with guests Cheryl Trade and Stony Mac. Proceeds go to Lulu’s Lodge. Cure Kitchen + Bar, show at 8:30 p.m.

October

Tuesday 1

LA BOHÈME This performance is part of a national tour hosted by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Against The Grain Theatre where opera is sung in local bars. Fat Badger, 7:30 p.m. See againstthegraintheatre.com.

Wednesday 2

CHEECH & CHONG’S O CANNABIS TOUR Live appearance by the notorious counter-culture icons who drove authorities crazy with their cannabis-infused humour starting in the early 1970s. Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Friday 4

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: WERQ THE WORLD TOUR Live performance with an outer space theme by drag queens featured on season 11 of the TV show. Includes Michelle Visage, Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi and more. Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Sunday 6

THE SINGER AND THE SONG Russell Braun (baritone) and Carolyn Maule (piano) perform works by Mendelssohn (Venezianisches Gondellied, Die Liebende schreibt and Neue Liebe), Schumann (Dichterliebe), Morawetz (Father William), Fauré (L’horizon chimérique) and Loewe (Erlkönig, Tom der Reimer and Der Zauberlehrling). Presented by Cecilian Concert Series. Knox-Metropolitan Church, 3:30 p.m., with a pre-concert performance by Wascana Voices at 3 p.m. See cecilianchamberseries.ca.

Monday 7

RED GREEN’S THIS COULD BE IT TOUR Live appearance by the noted Canadian performer Steve Smith who almost single-handedly made duct tape famous in his role as TV handyman Red Green. Conexus Arts Centre, 7 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Thursday 10

WORLD OF DANCE LIVE Live dance performance featuring The Kings and other dance crews. Conexus Arts Centre, shows at 4 and 8 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON: THE LUCKY DRAGON TOUR Live performance by American magician and his Chihuahua sidekick. Casino Regina, Oct. 10–11. See casinoregina.ca.

Saturday 12

METROPOLITAN OPERA: TURANDOT Broadcast of Franco Zefferelli’s production of Puccini’s opera about an icy Chinese princess who resists all suitors which was inspired by a 12th century Persian poem. Cineplex Cinemas, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

Saturday 19

RSO POPS CONCERT: JEREMY DUTCHER Guest artist for this concert is the JUNO Award and Polaris Prize winning Wolastoq First Nation artist Jeremy Dutcher. Conexus Arts Centre, pre-concert performance at 6:45 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

VINTAGE: CLUB COPACABANA This fundraiser for Creative Kids Saskatchewan is part party and part immersive theatre experience inspired by the storyline of the 1978 Barry Manilow song. Tickets and other details at VintageCopacabana.com.

Tuesday 22

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Remount of Richard O’Brien’s classic horror/camp musical. Presented by Sterling Productions, with audience participation encouraged. Conexus Arts Centre Convention Hall, Oct. 22–25, 8 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Saturday 26

METROPOLITAN OPERA: MANON Broadcast of Massenet’s opera about an innocent country girl who becomes a famous courtesan in Paris. Cineplex Cinemas, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

RSO MASTERWORKS CONCERT: DVOŘÁK & BRAHMS This program, with guest artist Jonathan Crow (violin), features the Canadian premier of Missy Mazzoli’s Dark with Excessive Bright, along with Dvořák’s Serenade and Brahms Violin Concerto. Conexus Arts Centre, pre-concert chat at 6:45 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 27

CAMERON CROZMAN & KATHERINE DOWLING This concert features music performed by a talented young cellist and pianist. Presented by Regina Musical Club. Westminster United Church, 3 p.m. See reginamusicalclub.ca.

RAYMONDA Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of a ballet about a woman betrothed to knight in medieval Hungary who must deal with unwanted advances from another knight when he’s away on a crusade. Cineplex Cinemas, 4 p.m. See cineplex.com.

November

Sunday 3

RSO CHAMBER PLAYERS: THE COLOUR THIEF at Central Library, 2 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE Guest artists Akropolis Reed Quintet perform works by Marc Mellits (Splinter), Nico Muhly (Look For Me), Piazzola (Libertango), David Biedenbender (Refraction) and Gershwin (An American In Paris). Presented by Cecilian Concert Series. Knox-Metropolitan Church, 3:30 p.m. See cecilianchamberseries.ca.

Wednesday 6

JUST FOR LAUGH’S COMEDY NIGHT IN CANADA Touring stand-up comedy with host Rick Mercer and comics Ivan Decker, Debra DiGiovanni and Ali Hassan. Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Saturday 9

METROPOLITAN OPERA: MADAMA BUTTERFLY Broadcast of Puccini’s famous opera about a Japanese geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer. Cineplex Cinemas, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

Saturday 16

DELICIOUS DREAMS & DANGEROUS DESIRES This showcase of burlesque, belly dance, stand up comedy, pole dancing and more is presented by Aschera Rose Dance. Artesian, 7:30 p.m. 306-526-9985.

Sunday 17

LE CORSAIRE Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of a ballet about a female slave who is kidnapped by a charming pirate. Cineplex Cinemas, 2:30 p.m. See cineplex.com.

ROAD TRIP! A PAN CANADIAN PARTNERSHIP This concert features music by Meagan Milatz (piano) and Amy Hillis (violin). Presented by Regina Musical Club. Westminster United Church, 3 p.m. See reginamusicalclub.ca.

Monday 18

THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER The Moscow Ballet presents its gala version of the classic holiday ballet with a score by Tchaikovsky. Conexus Arts Centre, 7 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Friday 22

YOUTH BALLET AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE SASKATCHEWAN Fall recital with title and theme t.b.a. University of Regina Theatre, Nov. 22–23, 7 p.m. See youthballet.com.

ANDRE-PHILIPPE GAGNON Live performance by noted impressionist. Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Saturday 23

METROPOLITAN OPERA: AKHNATEN Broadcast of Philip Glass’ opera about an Egyptian pharaoh who attempts to persuade his people to abandon old gods to worship a single deity. Cineplex Cinemas, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

RSO MASTERWORKS CONCERT: BEETHOVEN & TCHAIKOVSKY This program, with guest artist Katherine Chi (piano), features Abigail Richardson-Schulte’s Go!, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”. Conexus Arts Centre, pre-concert chat at 6:45 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Tuesday 26

SHAUN MAJUMDER: THE HATE TOUR Live performance by Canadian stand-up comic and actor who grew up in Newfoundland. Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Friday 29

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS Presented by Regina Philharmonic Chorus with guest artists Big Sky Brass performing works by Gounod (Mass for St. Cecilia) and Rutter (Gloria). Knox-Metropolitan Church, 7:30 p.m. See reginaphilharmonic.com.

LOONEY LYRICS: COMICAL & NOVELTY SONGS FROM BROADWAY & POP Showcase of music from a range of 1960s hits that have funny or weird lyrics. Presented by Regina Lyrical Musical Theatre with a live band. MacKenzie Gallery Shumiatcher Theatre, Nov. 29–30, time t.b.a. See reginalyric.com.

DANNY BHOY (Age of Fools Tour) Live stand-up by Indo-Scottish comic. Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Saturday 30

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT: BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTET This chamber program includes David Maslanka’s Quintet for Winds No. 3 and Beethoven’s Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” and String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2. Government House, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

December

Wednesday 4

WINNIPEG COMEDY FESTIVAL: NAUGHTY OR NICE Live stand-up comedy with guest comics Matt Wright, Charles Haycock, Laurie Elliot and Dean Jenkins. Casino Regina. See casinoregina.ca.

Saturday 7

METROPOLITAN OPERA: THE MAGIC FLUTE Broadcast of Mozart’s famous opera which celebrates themes of medieval romance and fairy tales. Cineplex Cinemas, Noon. See cineplex.com.

Sunday 8

REGINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: A FLICKER OF LIGHT ON A WINTER’S NIGHT This child-friendly concert features guest conductor Maria Fuller and guest artists Platypus Theatre. The story sees a mysterious stranger help three grumpy children rediscover the true holiday spirit. University of Regina Theatre, with pre-concert activities at 2 p.m. and performance at 3 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

BODY AND SOUL (WEST TOUR) This concert features guest artist Teo Gheorghiu (piano) performing works by Debussy, Ravel, Albéniz, Granados, Enescu and Mussorgsky. Presented by Regina Musical Club. Westminster United Church, 3 p.m. See reginamusicalclub.ca.

Saturday 14

RSO POPS CONCERT: HOME ALONE This concert features a screening of the 1990 holiday movie starring Macaulay Culkin with the RSO performing the John Williams’ score. Conexus Arts Centre, pre-concert chat at 6:45 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 15

THE NUTCRACKER Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet set on Christmas Eve. Cineplex Cinemas, 12:55 and 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

Wednesday 18

RSO SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: HANDEL’S MESSIAH This annual performance of Handel’s holiday classic features the RSO chamber players under conductor Gordon Gerrard, the Regina Philharmonic Chorus and guest soloists t.b.a. Knox-Metropolitan Church, 7:30 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.


THEATRE

September

CHICAGO Live presentation of the popular 1975 Broadway musical set in the Roaring Twenties. The musical is based on a 1926 play by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins which was itself based on two sensational murder trials Watkins covered for the Chicago Tribune. Globe Theatre, Sept. 12–Oct. 6. See globetheatrelive.com.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY (Broadcast) Sam Mendes directs this Stefano Massini’s play which recounts the history of Lehman Brothers from its founding in the 1840s to its bankruptcy in 2008. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Cineplex Cinemas, Sept. 14 at 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Broadcast) Filmed live at Globe Theatre in London, this is the only comedy Shakespeare set in his home country of England. Cineplex Cinemas, Sept. 28 at 12:30 p.m., with a second screening Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

THE BOOK OF MORMON Touring production of a 2011 musical by the creative team behind South Park that takes a critical (and hilarious) look at the bizarre beliefs underpinning the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conexus Arts Centre, Sept. 25–28 at 8 p.m., Sept. 28–29 at 2 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

October

CAPTAIN BLOOD This is a modern adaptation of Rafael Sabatini’s 1922 swashbuckling novel about a doctor wrongly imprisoned for treason who turns to piracy to avenge the injustice. Presented by Regina Little Theatre. Performing Arts Centre, Oct. 2–5 at 7:30 p.m. See reginalittletheatre.com.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Broadcast) Shakespeare’s famous romantic comedy set in an enchanted forest. Filmed live at Globe Theatre in London. Cineplex Cinemas, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., with a second screening Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (Broadcast) Richard Bean directs an English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy about a man (James Corden) trying to profit by serving two different masters. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Cineplex Cinemas, Oct. 19 at 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

SPRING AWAKENING University student production of a 2006 Broadway rock musical based on an 1891 German play about teenagers trying to grapple with changes brought on by their emerging sexuality. University of Regina Theatre, Oct. 25–Nov. 3. See uregina.ca.

FALL ONE ACT CABARET Regina Little Theatre fundraiser, features bar and food service along with several one-act plays. Performing Arts Centre, Oct. 25–26, doors at 6:30 p.m. See reginalittletheatre.com.

THE TRIAL OF LOUIS RIEL This live production of John Coulter’s play based on court transcripts of the trial of Métis leader Louis Riel for treason for leading the Northwest Resistance in 1885 is geared to students but is open to the public. Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Oct. 28–Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. See rielcoproductions.com.

November

JUNIE B. JONES To open its 2019–20 season, Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre is presenting a musical inspired by four children’s books by Barbara Park about the adventures of a grade one student. Riddell Centre, University of Regina, Nov. 13–16. See doitwithclass.com.

CINDERELLA Live presentation of a theatrical adaptation by Courtenay Dobbie of the timeless fairy tale about a young woman’s struggle against her evil step-mother and two jealous step-sisters. Globe Theatre, Nov. 27–Dec. 22. See globetheatrelive.com.

PRESENT LAUGHTER (Broadcast) Matthew Warchus directs Noel Coward’s comedy about a famous actor (Andrew Scott) who undergoes an identity crisis as he’s set to depart on an overseas tour. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Cineplex Cinemas, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m., with a second screening Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. See cineplex.com.

December

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Theatrical adaptation of the classic Frank Capra holiday story about an idealistic man who considers ending his life on Christmas Eve after a scandal erupts in his home town. Presented by Regina Little Theatre. Performing Arts Centre, Dec. 4–7 at 7:30 p.m. See reginalittletheatre.com.


VISUAL ART

September

ART NOW: SASKATCHEWAN FINE ART FAIR Showcase of contemporary visual art by emerging and established artists from galleries in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. Sound Stage (1831 College Ave.), with a ticketed reception Sept. 19 from 7–10 p.m., and public viewing Sept. 20 from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sept. 21–22 from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. A tour’s also being offered to Joe Fafard’s foundry in Pense on Saturday as a fundraiser for Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery to purchase a sculpture by the late artist. See artnow.ca.

October

Dunlop Gallery: Sherwood Branch

ARTIST TRADING CARDS This group meets regularly at a local gallery to make and trade cards. Today, to prep for Halloween, artists are invited to work on an exquisite corpse collage. (Oct. 26, 2–4 p.m.)

Harvest of Art

PRAIRIE ARTISTS GUILD: SHOW AND SALE This three-day event is hosted by Prairie Artists Guild. Executive Royal Hotel (4025 Albert), Oct. 25 from 1–9 p.m., with an artist reception at 7 p.m., Oct. 26–27 from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. See prairieartistsguild.org.

Regina Potters Guild

HARVEST OF POTTERY This one-day sale features hand-made pottery and ceramic sculpture. 2404 Elphinstone St., Oct. 5, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

November

Dunlop Gallery: Central Branch

MARIGOLD SANTOS: MALAGINTO This exhibition features work by an artist with roots in the Philippines that draws on both her family history and her own experience in Canada to explore ideas of movement, migration and change. Curated by Blair Fornwald. (Opening reception and artist talk Nov. 8. at 6 p.m., followed by a storytelling workshop on Nov. 9 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. Runs until Jan. 12.)

Dunlop Gallery: Sherwood Branch

JULIE OH: TUNNEL, AIR, MOTHER This exhibition sees the Saskatoon artist use photography, video and installation to examine our understanding of, and relationship to, common objects. Curated by Jennifer Matotek. (Opening reception and gallery tour Nov. 20 at 6 p.m., runs until Jan. 26.)

MacKenzie Art Gallery

GALA ART AUCTION This annual fundraiser in support of the gallery includes live entertainment, refreshments and live and silent auctions of original art work by Saskatchewan artists. Proceeds support gallery exhibitions and related public programming. (Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. See mackenziegala.ca.)

UPRISING: THE POWER OF MOTHER EARTH This exhibition features a retrospective look at banner, murals and large-scale paintings created by Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch. (Opens with a panel discussion with Belcourt and Nep Sidhu and Rajni Perera on Nov. 16 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., runs into 2020.)

BANNERS FOR NEW EMPIRES This exhibition is thematically linked to Uprising and features work by Nep Sidhu and Rajni Perera. (Opens with a panel discussion on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m., runs into 2020.)

THURSDAY NIGHTS This event includes an opportunity to enjoy dinner and a drink beforehand, followed by an art activity at 7 p.m. On Nov. 21, there’s a workshop with artist Carmen Papalia who is working on an accessible mobile work-space that will debut at the gallery in 2021.

HOLIDAY BAZAART This is an indoor version of the gallery’s popular summer craft sale with work by Saskatchewan crafters and artisans. (Nov. 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.)

Wintergreen

JURIED SHOW & SALE This event is hosted by Saskatchewan Craft Council, and features over 70 craft and visual artists. Conexus Arts Centre, Nov. 8 from 1–9 p.m., Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Adults $5 for three-day pass, Kids 12 and under free. See saskcraftcouncil.org.

DECEMBER

MacKenzie Art Gallery

FAMILY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION This celebration includes art and craft activities, gallery tours and live entertainment. Free admission. (Dec. 8, 1–3 p.m.)