The Fall Arts Guide

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Books and Ideas

SEPTEMBER

Thursday 13

INK PRINTS WRITING GROUP Support group for aspiring writers. Teens welcome. Prince of Wales Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Additional meetings on Oct. 11 and Nov. 8. Pre-register at reginalibrary.ca.

Saturday 15

HERITAGE & SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP Features presentations and discussion on the future of ecomuseums with Toby Sperlich, Glenn Sutter and Leah O’Malley. Rm. 208, Research and Innovation Bldg, University of Regina, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. For info and to RSVP: [email protected]

Sunday 16

PRAIRIE PUPPETSLAM CABARET This adult-themed puppet show includes plenty of XXX-rated content. Host is Mooky Cornish. Artesian, 7 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

Monday 17

KIM MANN: OWLS OF SASKATCHEWAN Sixteen of the world’s 146 owl species apparently reside in Canada. Learn about our province’s nocturnal prey-meisters at this illustrated Nature Regina talk. Royal Sask. Museum, 7:30 p.m. See natureregina.ca.

Tuesday 18

MURDER BY THE BOOK Drop in discussion group on mysteries. Central Library, 7-9 p.m., with additional sessions on Oct. 16 and Nov. 20. See reginalibrary.ca.

Thursday 20

TIMERAISER YQR Social evening to celebrate the arts with over 20 participating artists, where people bid volunteer time with local arts organizations instead money to acquire original art works. MacKenzie Art Gallery, doors at 6 p.m. $20 admission. E-mail [email protected] for more information.

HEALTH SCIENCE PUB University of Regina researcher Anastasye Kisheev discusses “Trojan Horse For MS Rescue” about a new treatment strategy for this devastating disease. Bushwakker, doors at 5 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. See bushwakker.com.

Friday 21

CANADIAN PALEONTOLOGY CONFERENCE (Saskatoon) Most of the programming is geared to delegates, but there is a public lecture by Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s Ryan McKellar “Cretaceous Amber: Glimpses of Terrestrial Ecosystems During the ‘Age of Dinosaurs’” on Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. University of Saskatchewan, Sept. 21-23. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

UNSETTLING IDEAS: A BOOK CLUB Guest presenter is author Joshua Whitehead who will discuss his new book Jonny Appleseed. Knox Met Church, soup and bannock at 5 p.m. with the talk to follow.

Saturday 22

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS ALLIANCE: COMMUNITY FORUM & AGM The forum is open to the public. Guest-speaker is Simon Enoch from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (Saskatchewan Branch) who will discuss the pros and cons of basic annual income. MacKenzie Gallery. See artsalliance.sk.ca.

Monday 24

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE Saskatchewan novelist Judith Silverthorne is at Central Library until May to consult with established and aspiring writers. See reginalibrary.ca.

Tuesday 25

SASKATCHEWAN PRAIRIE CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN: WEBINAR Today’s topic: Grassland Songbirds and Nature Conservancy of Canada’s New Valleyview Property. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

READINGS BY CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN WRITERS Guests are Judy LeBlanc and Cornelia Hoogland with their recently launched short story collection (Promise of Water) and long poem (Trailer Park Elegy). AH348, University of Regina, 7 p.m. See uregina.ca.

Wednesday 26

MCKERCHER LECTURE SERIES Guest speaker, legal scholar Shannon Salter, discusses her experience working with online management of files under B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal. Delta Hotel, talk at 6 p.m. Pre-register by Sept. 19 at 306-966-5658 or [email protected]

OUTREACH SERVICES BOOK CLUB Drop in discussion group on audio books for people with vision loss. Today: Cecily Ross The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie. Central Library, 2-3 p.m. Additional meetings Oct. 31: Elizabeth Berg The Story of Arthur Truluv and Nov. 28: A.J. Finn The Woman in the Window. See reginalibrary.ca.

UNDER THE COVERS BOOK CLUB Tonight: Angie Thomas The Hate U Give. Sunrise Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Additional meetings Oct. 24: John Boyne The House of Special Purpose and Nov. 28: Herman Koch The Dinner. Pre-register at reginalibrary.ca.

Thursday 27

REGENT PLACE BOOK CLUB Tonight: Marjorie Celona Y. Regent Place Library, 7-8 p.m. Additional meetings Oct. 25: Liane Moriarty Big Little Lies and Nov. 29: Erik Larson Dead Wake. See reginalibrary.ca.

Friday 28

CULTURE DAYS This annual weekend celebration of culture includes open houses, performances, exhibitions, workshops and other activities. To get more details on the events see the promotional insert in this issue or visit culturedays.ca (search for Regina events).

REGINA WORD UP! YOUTH STAGE & ALL AGES OPEN MIC Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. $5 plus GST or PWYC. Additional youth stages on Oct. 26 and Nov. 23. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Saturday 29

NUIT BLANCHE Other cities, such as Toronto and Saskatoon, have had single night arts festivals for some time. Now, Regina has one, where artists will create installations and performances in the Victoria Park and City Square Plaza area. The theme is light and the magic it brings to the downtown, and the event runs from 7 p.m. to midnight. See nuitblancheregina.ca.

Sunday 30

QUEEN CITY ANIFEST One day festival devoted to nerd culture in areas such as anime, manga, comics and video games with a trade show, panel discussions, gaming tournaments and more. Conexus Arts Centre, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10, children 12 and under free with an adult. See qcanifest.com.

OCTOBER

Monday 1

LUTHER LECTURE Guest lecturer is Mitri Raheb, who founded Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem. The topic is: “We want you to live, not die, for Palestine.” Luther Auditorium, University of Regina, 7:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

Tuesday 2

WAR BOOK CLUB This discussion group is focused on military history. Additional meeting on Nov. 6. Central Library, 7-9 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

Wednesday 3

IGNITE! Fourth annual science fair hosted by the Saskatchewan Science Centre to encourage creativity and innovation. Includes a career showcase on Oct. 3, a 19+ maker workshop on Oct. 4, family maker day on Oct. 5 and the Ignite Expo on Oct. 6. See sasksciencecentre.com.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Bret Witter & Robert Edsel The Monuments Men. Prince of Wales Library, 7 p.m. Additional meeting Nov. 7: Ben Winters Underground Airlines. See reginalibrary.ca.

Tuesday 9

SASKATCHEWAN PRAIRIE CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN: WEBINAR Guest presenter: Kirsten Palmier discusses “Bees and Pathogens”. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Jo Baker Longbourne. Sherwood Village Library, 7:15 p.m. Additional meeting Nov. 13: Kim Van Alkemade Orphan #8. See reginalibrary.ca.

Wednesday 10

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Lisa See The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. Sunrise Library, 7 p.m. Additional meeting Nov. 14: Jeffrey Archer Honour Among Thieves. See reginalibrary.ca.

Friday 12

SHOWCASE 2018 Includes a mix of performing arts, visual art exhibits and concerts, along with workshops and a trade show. Host hotel is Ramada Plaza, and the performance venues are the Performing Arts Centre and Westminster United Church. Presented by Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils. Oct. 12-14. See osac.ca.

REGINA WORD UP! POETRY SLAM Free admission for those who sign up to perform. Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. $10 plus GST or PWYC. Additional slams on Nov. 9 and Dec. 7. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Sunday 14

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 the focus of this 42nd annual celebration which has the theme “Libraries Matter!” Oct. 14-20. See saskla.ca.

DAVID G GRADE 3: TRAGICOMIC MEMOIR OF A RELUCTANT ATHEIST This is a launch for a new memoir by David Robert Loblaw. Artesian, 1 p.m. See DavidGGrade3.com.

Monday 15

LAW FOUNDATION OF SASKATCHEWAN LECTURE Guest speaker is Thomas J. Holt from Michigan State’s School of Criminal Justice who specializes in cybercrime. His talk is titled “Why Do Hackers Hack?” Rex Schneider Auditorium, University of Regina, 7 p.m. See uregina.ca.

GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE Guest-speaker at this monthly Nature Regina meeting is University of Regina researcher Amber Fletcher who will discuss the impact of floods and drought on prairie residents. Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 7:30 p.m. See natureregina.ca.

Tuesday 16

READINGS BY CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN WRITERS Guest is Regina author Ven Begamudré whose most recent book is Extended Families: A Memoir of India. AH348, University of Regina, 7 p.m. See uregina.ca.

Thursday 18

BLACK TIE AUCTION Hosted by Government House Historical Society, with a champagne reception, silent and live auctions and feature artist Heather Cline. Proceeds support the operation and maintenance of this historic site. Government House, 5:30 p.m. See govhousesociety.ca or call 306-539-3644.

Saturday 20

SASKATCHEWAN WRITERS’ GUILD: FALL CONFERENCE (Saskatoon) The theme is “Easy Writers: Freedom and Writing”, and presenters include David A. Robertson, Halli Lilburn, Vijay Kachru, Tenille Campbell, JJ Robinson, Indigenous Poets’ Society and dee Hobsbawn Smith. Canadian writer/researcher Sarah de Leeuw delivers the Caroline Heath Memorial Lecture on “Literary Non-fiction and Poetry in a Time of Reconciliation” (Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.). Park Town Hotel, Oct. 20-21. See skwriter.com.

Thursday 25

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS AWARDS Gala to celebrate artistic excellence with awards for individuals and organizations in seven categories. Presented by Saskatchewan Arts Board with guest artists t.b.a. Casino Regina, reception at 6:30 p.m., with show and after-party to follow. See saskartsboard.ca.

Monday 29

PLAYWRIGHTS READING SERIES This year’s theme is Playing With Truth. Guest playwright is Lucia Frangione. CB127, University of Regina, 8 p.m. See uregina.ca.

Wednesday 31

CELEBRATE FRANKENSTEIN This celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s famous science-fiction/horror story is hosted by Chris Bundock, and includes readings, a film screening and more. RPL Theatre, 6-9 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

NOVEMBER

Thursday 8

CHRIS KUTARNA: THE AGE OF DISCOVERY This ticketed lecture by the Regina-born Oxford scholar will examine our past history of discovery to help chart a path into the future. It will be followed by a reception at Hotel Saskatchewan. Central Library, 5:30-7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

NANOWRIMO WRITING CIRCLE This group will meet every Thursday in November with RPL writer-in-residence Judith Silverthorne to participate in National Novel Writing Month. George Bothwell Library, 7-9 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

Wednesday 21

FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGE KEEPERS CONFERENCE (Saskatoon) The conference brings together academics, elders, community leaders, students and more to discuss issues related to Indigenous languages, cultures and knowledge. Hosted by Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre. Saskatoon Inn, Nov. 21-22. See sicc.sk.ca.

Wednesday 28

PLAYWRIGHTS READING SERIES This year’s theme is Playing With Truth. Tonight’s presenter is Indigenous playwright Michael Greyeyes. CB127, University of Regina, 8 p.m. See uregina.ca.


Film

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday 19

QUEER CITY CINEMA & PERFORMATORIUM This annual festival focuses on films, video, live performance and related discussion on LGBT+ history, identity and other issues. The 2018 theme is Visual Q: Resistance, Defiance, Protest, Action, and festival partners include the Dunlop Gallery, RPL Theatre, University of Regina and Neutral Ground. The festival runs Sept. 19-22. See queercitycinema.ca.

Friday 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. $10. 19+. See pileofbonesunderground.ca.

OCTOBER

Thursday 4

FILM SCHOOL THURSDAYS Saskatchewan Filmpool’s Gordon Pepper examines select Alfred Hitchcock films. Screening tonight is the 1943 film noir classic Shadow of a Doubt starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotton. Additional screenings on Nov. 1: Psycho (1960) and Dec. 6: Rear Window (1954). RPL Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Free admission. See reginalibrary.ca.

Saturday 13

FOODIE FILM NIGHT Annual fundraiser for the RPL Theatre, includes a screening of a food-focused documentary, followed by a reception with food and drink from local businesses. Central Library, 6:30-10 p.m. $20. See reginalibrary.ca or call 306-777-6104.

Thursday 25

TRANSCANADA SCREENING This program is curated by Amber Christensen and features independent shorts from filmmakers in Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary. Saskatchewan Filmpool (1822 Scarth St.), 7 p.m. Free admission. See filmpool.ca.

NOVEMBER

Friday 23

SASKATCHEWAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Hosted by Saskatchewan Filmpool, this salute to independent film includes screenings and awards in six categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Student Film, Best Acting and Audience Choice. Artesian, 7 p.m. See sifa.ca.

Friday 30

48 HOUR FILMMAKING CHALLENGE Launch event for a weekend challenge where teams will compete to make the best film and win prizes. RPL Film Theatre, 5:30-6 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.


Live Music

OCTOBER

Monday 1

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

Tuesday 2

CADENCE WEAPON with Fat Tony and Hua Li at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

Wednesday 3

MERKULES with Caspian, Evil Ebenezer and Lil Windex with local support at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

QUEER SONGBOOK ORCHESTRA presented by Regina Folk Festival featuring a Toronto 2SLGBTQ choral group that performs reimagined versions of popular songs and speaks about their life experiences. Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

TONGUE JUNGLE at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

THE CARBONS at Revival Music Room. See revivalmusicroom.com.

Thursday 4

MICHALE GRAVES with Argyle Goolsby and Nim Vind at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

Friday 5

TOO SOON MONSOON at O’Hanlon’s Pub.

STYLUST PRESENTS: THE TIDAL WAVE TOUR with Reid Bourgeois, Rhesus, Hypesetterz, Rumpus, The 7 Deadly Sins and more at Cloud 9 Live.

THE BEN WINOSKI PROJECT at London Belle, 7 p.m.

Saturday 6

MUA THU LA BAY (Vietnamese variety show) with Minh Tuyet, Huong Thuy, Henry Chuc, Nguyen Hung Long and Nguyet Cam at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

Wednesday 10

JIMMY RANKIN at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

FOLK ROAD SHOW: GOOD AS GOLD at Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. $10 advance, $15 door plus GST. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Thursday 11

THE WEATHER STATION with Jennifer Castle and Ian Daniel Kehoe at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

THE CRASH TEST DUMMIES at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

MIKE PLUME at Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

TYLER GILBERT with The Deeds and Myla and The Fix at Cloud 9 Live

Friday 12

STEEL PANTHER: SUNSET STRIP LIVE! at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

TYLER GILBERT at O’Hanlon’s Pub.

PHARIS & JASON ROMERO at Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

JAECY BELLS at London Belle, 7 p.m.

Saturday 13

A.R. CASH: THE AWARD-WINNING TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY & JUNE at Artesian, show at 8 p.m. $20. See artesianon13th.ca.

Sunday 14

REMEMBER THE KING (Elvis tribute show with Jamie Gass) at Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 1:30 p.m. See cookinwithgass.com.

Monday 15

JEZ LOWE & JAMES KEELAGHAN presented by Grassroots Regina the Exchange, show at 8 p.m. $15. See grassrootsregina.com.

Tuesday 16

COLTER WALL at Conexus Arts Centre Convention Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Wednesday 17

STRUNG OUT with The Bombpops and Counterpunch at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

Thursday 18

DEHLI 2 DUBLIN presented by Regina Folk Festival Concert Series with Frase at Revival Music Room, show at 8:30 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

ANNETTE CAMPAGNE (album release for I Am) with guest contributor Lauren Hemstead at the Artesian, time t.b.a. $10. See annettemusic.ca.

LANIKAI with Slow Spirit at The Cure.

Friday 19

MURRAY MCLAUCHLAN at Riddell Theatre (University of Regina), 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

SWEET at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

BEARS IN HAZENMORE with Apollo Suns at Mercury Café.

POP POP VERNAC (EP release) at O’Hanlon’s Pub.

MARIE-VERONIQUE BOURQUE QUARTET (CD release party) presented by Regina Jazz Society at LeBistro, 8 p.m. See jazzregina.ca.

DAVID JAMES AND BIG RIVER: A LEGENDARY TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH at Regina Performing Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See reginapac.com.

RESONANCE (Christie-Anne Blondeau and Fred Foerster) at London Belle, 7 p.m.

Saturday 20

OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

Sunday 21

TOKYO POLICE CLUB with Fleece at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

Wednesday 24

RAYGUN COWBOYS with guests at SCES Club. See culturalexchange.ca.

ROCK THE COUNTRY featuring six tributes acts (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and John Fogerty) at Regina Performing Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See reginapac.com.

KAT DANSERS & THE TALL TALES at Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

Thursday 25

JILL BARBER presented by Regina Folk Festival Concert Series with Justin Nozuka at the Exchange, show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

MASSIVE SCAR ERA with guests at Cloud 9 Live.

Friday 26

DEAR ROUGE with Modern Space at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

ABBAMANIA & NIGHT FEVER/THE BEE-GEES at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

SIMPLE JACK at Black Arrow Bar.

AVA WILD at London Belle, 7 p.m.

Wednesday 31

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS with Seether, Default and Age of Days at Brandt Centre, time t.b.a. See evrazplace.com.

NOVEMBER

Thursday 1

OYSTERS3 presented by Grassroots Regina the Exchange, show at 8 p.m. $15. See grassrootsregina.com.

MOTLEY 2 with guests at Cloud 9 Live.

JEFF MERTICK (album release) at London Belle, 7 p.m.

Friday 2

REUBEN & THE DARK presented by Regina Folk Festival Concert Series at Westminster United Church, show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

TIM TAMASHIRO: WHEN YOU’RE SMILING (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis tribute) presented by Regina Jazz Society at LeBistro, 8 p.m. See jazzregina.ca.

VICIOUS RUMORS with Niviane at Cloud 9 Live.

JEFF MERTICK (album release show) at London Belle, 7 p.m.

Saturday 3

T. BUCKLEY (CD release) with Kara Golemba at Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. $10 advance, $15 door plus GST. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Monday 5

JACK WHITE at Brandt Centre, time t.b.a. See evrazplace.com.

Wednesday 7

A NEW GROUND at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

Thursday 8

A NEW GROUND at the Fat Badger, 8 p.m.

BRIAN BAGGETT & BRODIE MONIKER (CD release) at Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. $10 advance, $15 door plus GST. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Friday 9

CHARLEY PRIDE & THE PRIDESMEN at Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

6 STRING KINGS at London Belle, 7 p.m.

Saturday 10

CLASSIFIED with guests at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

MAC SABBATH with Franks & Deans at Riddell Centre. All ages.

Tuesday 13

WEDNESDAY 13 (Lonesome Road to Hell Tour) with guests at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

HEADSTONES (The Picture of Health Tour) at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

Wednesday 14

THE GLORIOUS SONS with The Beaches at Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

REIGNWOLF with guests at the Exchange, show at 8 p.m. See culturalexchange.ca.

GEORGE CANYON at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

Friday 16

REGINA & SASKATOON SONGWRITERS GROUP SHOWCASE at Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. See creativecitycentre.ca.

NICK FAYE at London Belle, 7 p.m.

Saturday 17

JOHN STETCH QUARTET presented by Regina Jazz Society at LeBistro, 8 p.m. See jazzregina.ca.

DEAN BRODY (Dirt Road Stories acoustic tour) at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

Sunday 18

ELIZABETH SHEPHERD & ANDREA RAMOLO at Artesian, show at 7:30 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

Tuesday 20

HEY OCEAN! with Carmanah at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

Thursday 22

THE DEEP DARK WOODS presented by Regina Folk Festival Concert Series with Kacy & Clayton at the Exchange, time t.b.a. See reginafolkfestival.com.

Friday 23

TIM HICKS (Get Loud Tour) at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

Monday 26

JEFF MERTICK at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

Thursday 29

TALES OF A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS presented by Regina Folk Festival Concert Series with The Jerry Granelli Trio at the Exchange, time t.b.a. See reginafolkfestival.com.

Friday 30

TURBOPROP featuring drummer Ernesto Cervini presented by Regina Jazz Society at LeBistro, 8 p.m. See jazzregina.ca.

DECEMBER

Tuesday 4

NATALIE MACMASTER at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

Wednesday 5

THREE DAYS GRACE (The Outsider Tour) at Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Thursday 6

KALLE MATTSON at the Exchange, doors at 7:30 p.m. See culturalexchange.ca.

Friday 7

JOSHUA HYSLOP with guests at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

Saturday 8

BONEY M: HOLIDAY FAVOURITES & CLASSIC HITS at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. Sold out. See casinoregina.ca.

Monday 10

THE TENORS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: CHRISTMAS CLASSICS & THE HITS at Conexus Arts Centre, show at 8 p.m. See conexusartcentre.ca.

Monday 17

BONEY M: HOLIDAY FAVOURITES & CLASSIC HITS at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. Sold out. See casinoregina.ca.


Performing Arts

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 15

LAUGH SHOP COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Ben Proulx and Brent Ayton. Ramada Hotel, show at 8:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

Wednesday 19

THE MERRY WIDOW Broadcast of a new Australian Ballet production of the French farce with music by Franz Lehár and choreography by Ronald Hynd. Cineplex Cinemas, 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

Friday 21

PASS THE HAT Stand-up comedy featuring local performers. Additional performances on Oct. 26, Nov. 16 and Dec. t.b.d. SCES Club, show at 8 p.m. Pay what you like.

Saturday 22

LAUGH SHOP COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Matthew Murray and Derek Yee. Ramada Hotel, show at 8:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

Saturday 29

AN EVENING WITH CAROL BURNETT Live performance by famed American comic actor. Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT Featured is a Baroque program with guest artist Valerie Hall (harpsichord) and works by Corelli (Concerto Grosso No. 4), Vivaldi (Bassoon Concerto in E minor), Gottfried Finger (Sonata for oboe, trumpet and continuo) and Bach (Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.). Government House, 8 p.m., and Sunday Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

LAUGH SHOP COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Ryan Ash and Tyler Penner. Ramada Hotel, show at 8:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

OCTOBER

Tuesday 2

LEONARD COHEN’S DANCE ME Live performance by Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal that is inspired by the music and poetry of the late Canadian artist. Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Saturday 6

METROPOLITAN OPERA: AIDA Broadcast of Verdi’s famous opera set in ancient Egypt. Cineplex Cinemas, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

Sunday 14

REGINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HOW THE GIMQUAT FOUND HER SONG This child-friendly concert features guest director Janna Sailor and guest artists Platypus Theatre. University of Regina Theatre, with pre-concert activities at 2 p.m. and performance at 3 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

OUT OF THE ORDINARY This concert by Guy Few (trumpet, violin and piano), Mark Fewer (violin) and Stephanie Mara (piano) includes works by Puccini, Saint-Saëns, Gershwin, Monk and more. Presented by Cecilian Concert Series. Knox Met Church, 3:30 p.m. See cecilianchamberseries.ca.

Saturday 20

METROPOLITAN OPERA: SAMSON ET DALIA Broadcast of an opera by Saint-Saëns inspired by the Biblical tale of lust and betrayal. Cineplex Cinemas, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

RSO SHUMIATCHER POPS: A BEATLES TRIBUTE with guest artists Classical Mystery Tour performing a salute to The Beatles. Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. see reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 21

ALICE’S GIFT Live performance of a musical play by Elisabeth Wagner inspired by the story of Jewish pianist Alice Herz-Sommer. Living in Prague, Herz-Sommer survived WWII, and at the time of her death in 2014 was the world’s oldest holocaust survivor. Includes music by Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, Schumann and Rachmaninoff. Presented by Regina Musical Club. Westminster United Church, 3 p.m. See reginamusicalclub.ca.

Tuesday 23

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Remount of the classic horror/camp musical. Presented by Sterling Productions, with audience participation encouraged. Conexus Arts Centre Convention Hall, Oct. 23-26, 8 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Wednesday 24

CRAIG FERGUSON: HOBO FABULOUS TOUR Live performance by Scottish-American comic and TV host. Casino Regina, 7 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

Saturday 27

METROPOLITAN OPERA: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST Broadcast of an opera by Puccini about a gun-slinging heroine in the Wild West. Cineplex Cinemas, 10:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

RSO MASTERWORKS CONCERT: TCHAIKOVSKY SWAN LAKE Guest artist is Godwin Friesen (piano) and the program includes works by Jennifer Higdon (blue cathedral), Shostakovich (Piano Concerto No. 2) and Tchaikovsky (Suite from Swan Lake). Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 28

FREE LIBRARY CONCERT SERIES Features members of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Central Library, 2-3 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

NOVEMBER

Saturday 3

THE ARMED MAN Presented by the Regina Philharmonic Chorus and guests: program includes Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace and Ralph Vaughan Williams and John Rutter’s Lord Thou Hast Been Our Refuge. Knox-Metropolitan Church, 8 p.m. See reginaphilharmonic.com.

Sunday 4

ROLSTON STRING QUARTET Live performance by a Canadian quartet which won first prize at the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Presented by Regina Musical Club. Westminster United Church, 3 p.m. See reginamusicalclub.ca.

Saturday 10

METROPOLITAN OPERA: MARNIE Broadcast of a new opera based on the famous Hitchcock embezzlement and blackmail thriller which is itself based on a novel by Winston Graham. Cineplex Cinemas, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

Sunday 11

LA SYLPHIDE Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of the classic romance set in rural Scotland with music by Herman Severin Levenskiold and choreography by Johan Kobborg. Cineplex Cinemas, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

Friday 16

THE NUTCRACKER: A CANADIAN TRADITION Live performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday-themed ballet presented by Ballet Jörgen. Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

TRACY MORGAN Stand-up performance by American comic and TV personality. Casino Regina, 7 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

Saturday 17

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT This chamber program includes works by Richard Strauss (Till Eulenspiegel), John Estacio (Sinfonietta) and Beethoven (String Quartet Op. 74, No. 10). Government House, 8 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Wednesday 21

SWAN LAKE The Moscow Ballet presents the classic ballet inspired by German/Russian folk tales with a score by Tchaikovsky. Conexus Arts Centre, 7 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Friday 23

YOUTH BALLET AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE SASKATCHEWAN Fall recital with title and theme t.b.a. University of Regina Theatre, Nov. 23-24, 7 p.m. See youthballet.com.

Saturday 27

RSO MASTERWORKS CONCERT: MOZART REQUIEM Guest conductor is Ivars Taurins with Danika Lorèn (soprano), Lauren Segal (mezzo-soprano), Isaiah Bell (tenor), Giles Tomkins (bass-baritone) and SoulFire Collective & University of Regina Choirs under director Dominic Gregorio. The program commemorates the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice and includes works by Haydn (Symphony No. 44), Mozart (Ave Verum Corpus) and Mozart (Requiem). Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Thursday 29

THE GREATEST SHOW: 21ST CENTURY SHOWSTOPPERS FROM STAGE & SCREEN Showcase of music from a wide range of hits such as The Greatest Showman, Wicked, Seussical, Hamilton, Frozen and Spamalot. Presented by Regina Lyrical Musical Theatre with a live band. Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, time t.b.a. See reginalyric.com.

DECEMBER

Saturday 1

METROPOLITAN OPERA: THE MAGIC FLUTE Broadcast of Mozart’s famous opera which celebrates themes of medieval romance and fairy tales. Cineplex Cinemas, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

COMPLETE CELLO SUITES Guest artist Arnold Choi performs six cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. Presented by Cecilian Concert Series. Living Spirit Centre (3018 Doan Dr.), 3:30 p.m. See cecilianchamberseries.ca.

PER SONATORI: THE SPLENDOUR OF DRESDEN Regina’s Baroque period ensemble presents its debut concert of the 2018-19 season. Knox-Metropolitan Church, 8 p.m. See personatori.ca.

Sunday 2

DON QUIXOTE Broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of Cervantes’ classic tale with music by Ludwig Minkus and choreography by Alexei Fadeyechev. Cineplex Cinemas, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

Saturday 8

RSO SHUMIATCHER POPS Guest artist is Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk. Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. see reginasymphony.com.

Tuesday 11

LETTERKENNY LIVE!: THE ENCORE Live performance by Jared Keeso (Wayne), Nathan Dales (Daryl), K Trevor Wilson (Dan) and Mark Forward (Coach). Conexus Arts Centre, doors at 6 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Saturday 15

METROPOLITAN OPERA: LA TRAVIATA Broadcast of Verdi’s tragic love story set in 18th century Paris. Cineplex Cinemas, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

RSO SPECIAL PERFORMANCE A Candlelight Christmas with conductor Gordon Gerrard and guest artist Campbell Collegiate High School Choir under directors Deidre & Russell Baird. Westminster United Church, 7 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 16

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT This concert is presented by Prairie Chamber Choir at Grace Lutheran Church, 2:30 p.m. See prairiechamberchoir.ca.

Wednesday 19

RSO SPECIAL PERFORMANCE Handel’s Messiah with conductor Gordon Gerrard and guest artists Simone Osborne (soprano), Emma Char (mezzo-soprano), Josh Lovell (tenor), Michael Adair (bass-baritone) and the Regina Philharmonic Chorus under director Hart Godden. Knox-Met Church, 7:30 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 23

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


Theatre

SEPTEMBER

MAMA MIA! Set to music from the’70s Swedish pop group ABBA, this romantic comedy sees a young woman seek out the identity of her real father on the cusp of her own wedding day. Globe Theatre, Sept. 19-Oct. 21. See globetheatrelive.com.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Broadcast of a live performance of George & Ira Gershwin’s famous musical set in post-World War II Paris. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Cineplex Cinemas, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

KING LEAR Broadcast of a new version of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy starring Ian McKellen. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Cineplex Cinemas, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

AN IDEAL HUSBAND Broadcast of a live performance of Oscar Wilde’s comedy involving a corrupt English noble who submits to blackmail. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Cineplex Cinemas, Sept. 29 at 12:30 p.m. See cineplex.com.

OCTOBER

THE LOST BOY This play by Ronald Gabriel Paolillo focuses on the family life of Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie, and how a boyhood tragedy helped shape his perspective as a writer. Presented by Regina Little Theatre. Performing Arts Centre, Oct. 3-6 at 7:30 p.m. See reginalittletheatre.com.

CARMEN ANGEL Written and directed by Joey Tremblay, this one-person play stars Jayden Pfeifer as a former crime photographer who breaks a 24-year silence in prison to reveal what led him to commit a brutal murder. Presented by Curtain Razors. Jean Paul Centre (2200 25th Ave.), Oct. 4-12. See curtainrazors.com.

JULIE Broadcast of an adaptation by Polly Stenham of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie which sees an aristocratic woman fall in love with a lower class servant. Stars Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Cineplex Cinemas, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

FRANKENSTEIN This broadcast of Mary Shelley’s famous horror story is directed by Danny Boyle and stars Benedict Cumberbatch. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Cineplex Cinemas, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

BLOOD RELATIONS Student production of a criminal mystery by Sharon Pollock inspired by the infamous Lizzie Borden multiple murder case. University of Regina ShuBox Theatre, Oct. 24-27 at 7:30 p.m. 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. 26-27, doors at 6:30 p.m. See reginalittletheatre.com.

NOVEMBER

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Broadcast of a new production of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy which satirizes restrictive social mores in Victorian England. Presented by London’s National Theatre. Stars Sophie Thompson and Jeremy Swift. Cineplex Cinemas, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

THEATREONE This competitive theatre event is hosted by Theatre Saskatchewan and showcases work by Saskatchewan theatre companies. Performances are in Yorkton, Nov. 8-10. See theatresaskatchewan.com.

RED Broadcast of a Tony Award-winning drama by John Logan where abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko (Alfred Molino) discusses  his ideas about art with an assistant while creating a specially commissioned mural. Cineplex Cinemas, Nov. 10 at 6:45 p.m. See cineplex.com.

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Broadcast of a musical about a teenage boy who overcomes prejudice and bullying to achieve success. Cineplex Cinemas, Nov. 15 at 6:50 p.m. See cineplex.com.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES This theatrical adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved story about a red-headed orphan was written by Sylvia Ashby. Presented by Regina Little Theatre. Performing Arts Centre, Nov. 28-30 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 1 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. See reginalittletheatre.com.

THE HOBBIT Theatrical adaptation of the classic story by J.R.R. Tolkien that sees a reluctant Bilbao Baggins set out on a grand adventure with a Wizard and band of dwarves. Globe Theatre, Nov. 28-Dec. 23. See globetheatrelive.com.

DECEMBER

THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III Broadcast of a new production of Alan Bennett’s tragedy inspired by the late-reign turmoil of the 18th century English monarch. Directed by Adam Penford, and performed at Nottingham Playhouse. Cineplex Cinemas, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.


Visual Art

SEPTEMBER

ART NOW: SASKATCHEWAN FINE ART FAIR Showcase of contemporary visual art presented by members of the SaskGalleries network, also includes artist talks and panel discussions on topics of interest to artists. Prairieland Park (Saskatoon), with a ticketed reception Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., and public viewing Sept. 21 from noon-8 p.m., Sept. 22 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sept. 23 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See artnow.ca.

POP UP DOWNTOWN Storefront installations on the theme 24/7, with artists Adrienne Adams, Belinda Harrow, Heather Cline, Jeff Meldrum, Mackenzy Vida, Rachel Rozanski, Todd Gronsdahl and Traci Foster. Multiple locations until Sept. 29, with a closing night walking tour by curator Edith Skeard leaving from the Globe Theatre’s Scarth St. entrance at 7 p.m. See reginadowntown.ca.

OCTOBER

Art Gallery of Regina

WARD SCHELL: ARTIST TALK The veteran local artist will discuss his approach to painting where he uses shapes, contrasts and textures to represent nature. (Oct. 17, 7 p.m.)

Dunlop Gallery: Sherwood Branch

CARRY FORWARD This group exhibition features 11 artists who engage with and critique ideas of authority and authenticity in relation to documents and documentation. Curated by Lisa Myers. (Oct. 20 to Jan. 2.)

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. 12 from 1-9 p.m., with an artist reception at 7 p.m., Oct. 13-14 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. See prairieartistsguild.org.

MacKenzie Art Gallery

GALA ART AUCTION Annual fundraiser in support of the gallery, includes entertainment, refreshments and live and silent auctions. Proceeds support gallery exhibitions and related public programming. (Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. See mackenziegala.ca.)

GARRY NEIL KENNEDY: YA UMMI, YA UMMI … With roots dating back to the Conceptual area, Kennedy is well-known for his text works which critique institutional structures of power. This work examines the extra-judicial detainment and interrogation of Omar Khadr in Guantanamo Bay. (Oct. 20-Jan. 7.)

Regina Artistic Initiative

NIKKI JACQUIN This exhibition includes some paintings on copper of Cypress Hills, along with works exploring family and floral themes. (Oct. 7-Nov. 3, with a reception Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m.)

Slate Gallery

GABRIELA GARCIA-LUNA: PONDS Exhibition of digital photo collages on rag paper and birch panels which evoke thoughts of water and nature.  (Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m., runs until Nov. 10.)

NOVEMBER

Dunlop Gallery: Central Branch

CARRY FORWARD This exhibition features additional work from the show which opened at Sherwood Village Gallery in October. Participating artists include Deanna Bowen, John Hampton, Dana Claxton and Jamelie Hassan. (Nov. 9 to Jan. 13.)

MacKenzie Art Gallery

PUNK ORIENTALISM Rooted in the punk aesthetic of resistance, this exhibition includes art in various formats which critique notions of identity for people living in Central Asia and the Caucasus from a post-Soviet perspective. Curated by Sara Raza. (Nov. 10-Feb. 17.)

HOLIDAY BAZAART Indoor version of the gallery’s popular summer craft sale with work by local crafters. (Nov. 24, 10 a.m.)

Slate Gallery

CERAMIC EXHIBITION This group exhibition of ceramic art features Carol Epp, Noriko Masuda, Jenna Stanton and more. (Opening reception Nov. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m., runs until Dec. 1.)

Wintergreen

JURIED SHOW & SALE This event is hosted by Saskatchewan Craft Council, and features over 70 craft and visual artists. Conexus Arts Centre, Nov. 16 from 1-9 p.m., Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $5 for three-day pass, Seniors & Youth $3, Kids 12 and under free. See saskcraftcouncil.org.

DECEMBER

Art Gallery of Regina

LINDSAY ARNOLD: TEDIUM This exhibition of trompe l’oeil paintings sees the artist recreate objects and tools associated with women’s traditional domestic labour such as doilies and knives. Curated by Holly Fay. (Dec. 10 to Feb. 22, with a reception and talk t.b.a.)

Neutral Ground

BARBARA MENELEY & KRISTIN NELSON: CONTACT / DRINK This two-person show includes video by Meneley where she uses contact improvisation to engage with contested/colonized sites, and an audio/textile installation by Nelson that examines the impact of consumer culture on water bodies. (Opening reception Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., runs until Jan. 12.)

Slate Gallery

SATURNALIA VI Group exhibition by gallery artists to celebrate the holiday season. (Opening reception Dec. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m., runs until Jan. 19.)