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Thursday 6

HANDMADE SASKATCHEWAN: CHRISTMAS MARKET Holiday-themed market featuring local vendors. Artesian, 3–9 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURNALIA VI Group exhibition by gallery artists celebrating the holiday season. Slate Fine Art Gallery, 5–8 p.m.

SAVVY SENIORS Weekly social gathering geared to seniors. George Bothwell Library, 3–4 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

INDIGENOUS HISTORY: PLACE NAMES This drop-in workshop focuses on place name recognition in Indigenous history. Central Library, 5–6:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ACROSS CANADA Includes indoor and outdoor activities, refreshments, and a holiday light display. Saskatchewan Legislature, 6–8 p.m. 306-787-5357.

FILM SCHOOL THURSDAYS Last in a series of special screenings hosted by the Saskatchewan Filmpool’s Gordon Pepper. Tonight: Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 psychological thriller Rear Window starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. RPL Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Free admission. See reginalibrary.ca.

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE This event commemorates the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. St. Paul’s Cathedral Hall, coffee and dainties at 6:30 p.m., service at 7 p.m. 306-525-6137.

50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY Gathering to celebrate the 1968 creation of the University of Regina Computer Science Department with a presentation by David Plummer and follow-up Q&A. ED106, U of R, 7 p.m. See uregina.ca.

ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA Broadcast of a live theatre production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. Cineplex Cinemas, 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

WINTER COMMUTING CYCLING Workshop hosted by Bike Regina. 2138 McIntyre St., 7 p.m. See bikeregina.org.

DO-IT-YOURSELF GREEN CLEANERS Workshop on making your own environmentally sustainable products. Prince of Wales Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Friday 7

BEGINNERS YOGA Weekly drop-in yoga session. Albert Library, 4–5 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

EDEN CARE COMMUNITY GALA Includes dinner, silent auction, live entertainment by Regina Symphony Orchestra members and a dinner theatre performance. Proceeds support Eden Care. Conexus Arts Centre Convention Centre, 6 p.m. See edencare.ca.

SASHAY & SLAY FUNDRAISER! Proceeds from this gala go to Regina’s first supportive home for homeless LGBTQ2S+ youth. Includes food, live music, a silent auction and professional drag performance. Presented by the John Howard Society. 1801 Toronto St., 6–10 p.m.

CATHEDRAL VILLAGE HOLIDAY POTLUCK Guests are invited to bring a dish to share, while the Cathedral Area Community Association will supply the turkey and buns. Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, doors at 6 p.m., meal at 6:30 p.m.

OBSERVATORY TOUR Hosted by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Regina Centre). Kalium Observatory at the Science Centre, 7 p.m. See regina.rasc.ca.

WHODUNNIT REGINA? This murder mystery cocktail party is hosted by Theatre Saskatchewan. Performing Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. $35. Tickets at 306-779-2277.

RINGSIDE: HOLIDAY HAVOC Live professional wrestling. Eastview Community Centre, 8 p.m. Advance $15, Kids 10 & Under $10. Tickets at the door: $18/$13.

MINUS ONE CLUB DANCE This social dance is open to individuals and couples. Music by Len Gadica. Regina Seniors’ Centre (2134 Winnipeg), 8 p.m. $12 members, $14 guests. Includes a light lunch. See dancinregina.com.

LAUGH SHOP ON TOUR Stand-up comedy with Alex Fortin and Ken Hicks. Ramada Hotel, show at 9:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

Saturday 8

REGINA FARMERS’ INDOOR MARKET Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre (445 14th Ave.), 9 a.m.–1 p.m. See reginafarmersmarket.ca.

SPARKLE Holiday show and sale by the Jewellery Artists Guild of Regina. Neil Balkwill Centre, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

KNITTING CIRCLE Drop-in event for new and experienced knitters. Connaught Library, 1–4 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

ART FOR CANADIAN NEWCOMERS This art-making session is open to all ages of newcomers to Canada. Glen Elm Library, 1:30–3:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

HOLIDAY SATURDAY NIGHT SWING This social dance is hosted by Queen City Lindy. Beginner swing dance lesson 7–8 p.m., with dance 8–10 p.m. St. Michael’s Ukrainian Hall (2075 McDonald St.), $12 General, $10 Out of Town, $5 Student.

REGINA BALLROOM DANCE CLUB This is a casual social dance. Lakeview United Church, 7:30–10:45 p.m. $3 members, $5 non-members.

WHODUNNIT REGINA? This murder mystery cocktail party is hosted by Theatre Saskatchewan. Performing Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m., $35. Tickets at 306-779-2277.

BURNT SIENNA This interactive performance hosted by Kris Alvarez includes guest artists and entertainers from different cultural backgrounds. Tonight: Eddy Alvaro (dancer, Strategy Lab I), Luanne Truong (restaurateur, MILU), Mariana Brito (owner, Malinche) and Keenan George (creator and founder, DIM), with music by Jim Alvarez. Presented by Curtain Razors. Artesian, 8 p.m. See curtainrazors.com.

LAUGH SHOP ON TOUR Stand-up comedy with Alex Fortin and Ken Hicks. Ramada Hotel, show at 9:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

Sunday 9

ARTIST LAB Drop-in workshop for emerging and professional Saskatchewan theatre-makers with classes in acting, text, physical theatre, voice and more. Globe Theatre, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Pay what you can. See globetheatrelive.com.

FAMILY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION Includes art activities, gallery tours, a drum and dance performance by Thom Collegiate students, Blakey Irish Dancers, John’s Lowdown Christmas Tuba Extravaganza and Rainbow Dance Troupe. MacKenzie Art Gallery, free admission. (Dec. 9, 1–4 p.m.)

FEMINIST KILLJOY CLUB Today’s topic of discussion is Emotional Labour. Central Library, 2–3 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

FUN WITH YOUR INSTANT POT Tips for quick and easy cooking. Connaught Library, 2–3:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

WRITE FOR RIGHTS This letter-writing event hosted by Amnesty International focuses on women human rights defenders facing violence and persecution. University of Regina Multipurpose Room, 2:30–4 p.m. See amnestysaskatchewan.ca.

EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY Opening reception for an exhibition featuring work by over a dozen local artists. The Junction (2347 McIntyre St.), 4–8 p.m. See thejunctioncreativestudio.com.

CLIMATE CHANGE CONVERSATION IN CATHEDRAL Includes four short presentations followed by group discussion. Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 6:30–9:30 p.m. See saskoutdoors.org.

Monday 10

48 HOUR FILMMAKING CHALLENGE Teams of filmmakers show short films they made in late November. Co-presented with Saskatchewan Filmpool. RPL Film Theatre, 6:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

RECEPTION: TAWATINA BRIDGE PROJECT Art by David Garneau, Madhu Kumar, Cassandra Garneau, B. Garneau Ziemann, Mackenzie Grad and Carmen Beaton. Lobby Gallery (Performing Arts Centre), 6–8 p.m.

SPEAKERS CORNER TOASTMASTERS Guests are welcome to join this non-profit club to improve their communication and leadership skills. Meet Mondays at Co-operators Building (1920 College Ave.), noon–1 p.m. See speakerscornerregina.toastmastersclubs.org.

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.

SLEIGH BELLS SWING Holiday-themed dance party. Northeast Community Centre (200 Broad St.), 7–10 p.m. Free admission. See operationswing.ca.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: The Leaving by Tara Altebrando. Sherwood Village Library, 7:15 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

TRIVIA NIGHT Tonight’s theme: the TV show Friends. Board Game Bistro (101-1055 Park St.), 7:30 p.m.

CHEWSDAY CHALLENGE Weekly gathering of tabletop game enthusiasts. Boston Pizza North, 6:30 pm. See saskgames.com.

Wednesday 12

WHY NOT NOW? This event will provide people with information on different university course options available. Hosted by the University of Regina Centre for Continuing Education. 2155 College Ave., 4–6 p.m. Free admission. See uofrcce.ca.

CANNABIS 101: INTRO TO HOME GROWING Learn the basics of how to grow cannabis. Presented by The Grow Room. 3030 12th Ave., Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. $25. Register at growroomcanada.ca.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Mrs. Mike: The Story of Katherine Mary Flannigan by Benedict Freedman. Sunrise Library, 7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

CALLING ALL AMATEUR RADIO FANS Drop in session hosted by the Regina Amateur Radio Association. Regent Place Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

Thursday 13

HOLIDAY NIGHT MARKET Hosted by Regina Farmers’ Market, with local food and drink vendors and a children’s shopping area. 1377 Hamilton St., 5–9 p.m. $2 suggested donation. See reginafarmersmarket.ca.

ADULT SCIENCE NIGHT: SWEET TREATS The science of flavour with a focus on delicious candy. (Dec. 13, 7 p.m.)

INK PRINTS WRITING GROUP Support group for aspiring writers. Teens welcome. Prince of Wales Library, 7–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

THE FUTURE IS ALWAYS BEGINNING Reading by four emerging poets: Belinda Betker Chelsea Coupal, Raye Hendrickson and Fionncara MacEoin. Hosted by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and poet laureate Brenda Schmidt. Art Gallery of Regina, 7:30 p.m. See skwriter.com.

Friday 14

OLD FASHIONED VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS This annual Government House Christmas celebration features caroling, cookie decorating, horse-drawn wagon rides, ice sculptures and a special visitor from the North Pole. Who could it be? (Dec. 14, 4–8 p.m. Free admission, with donations accepted for Regina Food Bank.)

PATS VS MOOSE JAW WARRIORS WHL hockey. Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

OBSERVATORY TOUR Hosted by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Regina Centre). Kalium Observatory at the Science Centre, 7 p.m. See regina.rasc.ca.

HIW CANADA: KING’S CHALLENGE Professional wrestling. Hungarian Club, bell at 7 p.m. Ding! See hiwcanada.com.

REGINA WORD UP! POETRY SLAM Free admission for those who sign up to perform. Kay Kassirer and Jess Tollestrup are tonight’s guest artists. Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. $10 plus GST, or PWYC. See creativecitycentre.ca.

CLUB 66 SOCIAL CLUB Social dance with music by Len Gadica. Regina Seniors’ Centre (2134 Winnipeg), 8 p.m. $12 members, $14 guests. Includes a light lunch at midnight. Of course it does. You can’t have a social dance without a midnight lunch in Saskatchewan. That’s crazy talk. See dancinregina.com.

THE CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA: DOUBLE FEATURE Two evenings of drag performance. Tonight is The Nice List (show at 10:30 p.m.) while Dec. 15 it’s The Naughty List (show at 9 p.m.) Q Nightclub. 19+ $5.

PASS THE HAT Stand-up comedy featuring local performers. SCES Club, show at 8 p.m. Pay what you like.

LAUGH SHOP ON TOUR Stand-up comedy with Ben Bauce and Adam Blank. Ramada Hotel, show at 9:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

Saturday 15

CRAVEN CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT Participants will depart from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum at 8 a.m. The count runs until 4:30 p.m. Hosted by Nature Regina. See natureregina.ca or call 306-551-8729.

PROVINCIAL SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING COMPETITION This provincial competition for skaters four to 18 is hosted by Regina Speed Skating Club. Co-operators Centre, Dec, 15–16, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. both days. Free admission. See reginaspeedskating.ca.

REGINA FARMERS’ INDOOR MARKET Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre (445 14th Ave.), 9 a.m.–1 p.m. See reginafarmersmarket.ca.

YWCA REGINA BABYSITTING 101 This one-day course is open to youth 12 and older to learn basic child care skills. YWCA, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. See ywcaregina.ca.

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.

REEL ROCK 13 Screening of four short films about different rock climbing adventures. RPL Theatre, noon. See reelrocktour.com.

SILVER BELLS Formal dinner and dance presented by the Regina Ballroom Dancing Club. Conexus Arts Centre Convention Hall, 5:30 p.m. Ticket deadline is Dec. 9. See rbdc.ca.

CHRISTMAS FOR COMMUNITY An evening of entertainment with a silent auction, buffet and refreshments, with proceeds to support Carmichael Outreach. The Owl (University of Regina), 6 p.m. See carmichaeloutreach.ca.

LAUGH SHOP ON TOUR Stand-up comedy with Ben Bauce and Adam Blank. Ramada Hotel, show at 9:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

THE CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA: DOUBLE FEATURE Drag performance, See Friday 14.

Sunday 16

ARTIST LAB This drop-in workshop for emerging and professional Saskatchewan theatre-makers has classes in acting, text, physical theatre, voice and more. Globe Theatre, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Pay what you can. See globetheatrelive.com.

PROVINCIAL SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING COMPETITION See Saturday 15.

JINGLE PATROL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL Family-friendly celebration with horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday-themed crafts and games, movies, storytelling and more. RCMP Heritage Centre, 1–4 p.m.

GETTING CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS Trade show and craft sale featuring local vendors. Hungarian Club, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Free admission.

HOLIDAY MARKET Features vintage and hand-made items from local vendors. Bushwakker, 1–5 p.m. Cash only. 19+.

CHRISTMAS TEA Semi-formal tea with a holiday theme. Sunrise Library, 1:30–3 p.m. $10 cost recovery fee. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Monday 17

COUNCIL MEETING City Hall, 5:30 p.m. See regina.ca for agenda.

SPEAKERS CORNER TOASTMASTERS Guests are welcome to join this non-profit club to improve their communication and leadership skills. Meet Mondays at Co-operators Building (1920 College Ave.), noon–1 p.m. See speakerscornerregina.toastmastersclubs.org.

Tuesday 18

TRC READING GROUP This discussion on Truth & Reconciliation happens over three nights. Heritage Community Association (1654 11th Ave.), tonight, Jan. 29 and Feb. 26 from 7–8:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

TRIVIA NIGHT Tonight’s theme: general trivia with some Xmas questions. Board Game Bistro (101-1055 Park St.), 7:30 p.m.

STUDENT IMPROV EXHIBITION This performance is held under the Canada Improv Games banner. LeBoldus High School, 7:30–10 p.m. $5.

Wednesday 19

OUTREACH BOOK CLUB Audio book club for people with vision loss. Today: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Central Library, 2–3 p.m. Register at 306-777-6019.

CINEMA POLITICA Mina Shum’s 2015 documentary Ninth Floor examines a student occupation at Sir George Williams University in Montreal in 1969. RPL Theatre, 6:30 p.m. See cinemapolitica.org/regina.

RETELLING OF GHOST STORIES: A YULE TRADITION People are invited to share their favourite ghost stories. Albert Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

STUDENT IMPROV EXHIBITION This performance is held under the Canada Improv Games banner. LeBoldus High School, 7:30–10 p.m. $5.

Thursday 20

SAVVY SENIORS Weekly social gathering geared to seniors. George Bothwell Library, 3–4 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

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, 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

Friday 21

BEGINNERS YOGA Weekly drop-in yoga session. Albert Library, 4–5 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

MINUS ONE CLUB DANCE This social dance is open to individuals and couples. Music by Dennis and Curtis Ficor. Regina Seniors’ Centre (2134 Winnipeg), 8 p.m. $12 members, $14 guests. Includes a light lunch at midnight. See dancinregina.com.

LAUGH SHOP ON TOUR Stand-up comedy with Ryan Short and Brent Ayton. Ramada Hotel, show at 9:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

Saturday 22

A CRYSTAL BALL Annual Christmas party hosted by FadaDance with live dance performances and DJs. The Exchange, doors at 9 p.m. See fadadance.ca.

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.

WINTER CENTREPIECE Craft session to create a floral centrepiece. Supplies provided. $10 cost recovery fee. Sunrise Library, 1:30–3 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Ongoing

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, until Dec. 27. See globetheatrelive.com.

WHITE CHRISTMAS Live musical theatre presentation based on the 1954 Hollywood movie with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Presented by SaskExpress Theatre. 2272 Pasqua St., Dec. 6–9 and 12–16, includes both evening (7:30 p.m.) and matinee (2 p.m.) performances. See saskexpress.com.

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPANISH FLU To commemorate the centennial of the devastating global epidemic that exacted a death toll in the millions, the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan has assembled a special on-line exhibit. To view the exhibit visit saskarchives.com/collections/exhibits.

CANDY CANE LANE HOLIDAY LIGHT FESTIVAL Features over 300 decorated homes in Normanview along with a walk-through site on Champ Cres. The latter is open daily from 6:30-9 p.m. until Dec. 23. Hot chocolate and snacks are for sale. Admission: Children under 14 $1, Youth 14-17 $2, 60 Plus is $3 and 18-59 $4. Proceeds to Souls Harbour Rescue Mission, The Casey Foundation for Autism Support and NRG Community Grant Programs. See nrgi.ca.

FAMILY SERVICE REGINA: WALK-IN COUNSELLING Free one-hour counselling sessions Mondays and Thursdays from 1–5 p.m. at Family Service Regina (200-1440 Broadway Ave.), Wednesdays from 1–6 p.m. at Central Library, and Fridays from 1–6 p.m. at Albert Library. See familyserviceregina.com.

STITCH, MAKE & CHAT Drop-in group for people who knit, scrapbook and do other crafts. Sessions are at Sunrise Library (Wednesdays 1–3 p.m.), George Bothwell Library (Tuesdays 1–3 p.m.), Glen Elm Library (Thursdays 7–8:30 p.m.) and Sherwood Village Library (Sundays 2–4 p.m.). See reginalibrary.ca.

CHRISTMAS WONDERS Display of holiday-themed flowers and other plants. Regina Floral Conservatory (1450B 4th Ave.), open daily 1–4:30 p.m. Until Jan. 11. See reginafloralconservatory.ca.

LIVE MUSIC

It’s December and chances are good Christmas music has possessed your favourite venue with the enthusiasm of Mesopotamian demons haunting divorced Irish atheists’ daughters. That said, holiday tunes are much more pleasant than visits by Pazuzu, so embrace the spirit and check out some live music! You’ll be singing along before you can say “Captain Howdy”.

Thursday 6

LOUISIANA HAYRIDE CHRISTMAS featuring a holiday tribute to Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Crystal Gayle and more. Regina Performing Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See reginapac.com.

Friday 7

JOSHUA HYSLOP with Graeme James at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

JEFFERY STRAKER & FRIENDS: A VERY PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

YUNG HEAZY with Beach Body at O’Hanlon’s.

PIG SPLEEN WEATHER FORECAST PARTY with music by The Garrys at the Artesian. See artesianon13th.ca.

THOMAS CHEVALIER at Excalipurr Cat Café, 7 p.m. $5.

DINNER & SHOW featuring folk/rock musician Keiran Semple at the Capitol Restaurant, show at 7 p.m.

REGINA MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA with guest vocalists Swing’n Soul Singers at Westminster United Church, 7 p.m. See mandolin.ca. $15, seniors and students $10.

TIS THE SEASON with Myla and Georgia singing Christmas favourites at London Belle, 7–10 p.m. 306-545-9777.

UCOOLAS HIT REVUE at the Revival Music Room.

BREAKING CURFEW at the Turvey Centre, 9 p.m.

IN DARKNESS at Cloud 9 Live.

Saturday 8

HOLIDAY BREWS ’N TUNES with Georgia & Myla. Rebellion Brewing, 3–5 p.m. No cover.

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

THE CREEPSHOW with The Devil’s Sons and The Heavenly Bodies at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

THE TILTED KILTS at Revival Music Room.

BUZZ CUIVRES: L’HISTOIRE DE LA MUSIQUE A theatrical celebration of the history of music. hosted by Acfr Canadienne-française de Regina and Conseil culturel fransaskois. LeBistro, 7 p.m.

Sunday 9

THE JAM This jam is open to people 19 and under. SCES Club, 1–4 p.m. See culturalexchange.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.

A STORRY WITH HUGHES at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

Tuesday 11

THE ALLEY DAWGS and guests at the Fat Badger, 9 p.m.

Wednesday 13

THE REGINA MALE VOICE CHOIR at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

Friday 14

DREAMS: ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO FLEETWOOD MAC at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

WOLF WILLOW plus dance party at O’Hanlon’s.

6 STRING KINGS: CHRISTMAS EDITION at London Belle, 7 p.m.

TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD at Revival Music Room.

BIG MUDDY at the Turvey Centre, 9 p.m.

Saturday 15

DREAMS: ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO FLEETWOOD MAC at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

MYLA & GEORGIA Christmas favorites and original works. Lancaster Taphouse, 8–10 p.m.

WONDERLAND at Revival Music Room.

Sunday 16

A KELLY FAMILY CHRISTMAS at Holy Trinity RC Church, 4 p.m. Adult $20 advance, $25 door; Youth (16 and under) $5/$10; Children (five & under) Free. 306-543-3838.

Monday 17

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

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

Tuesday 18

THE ALLEY DAWGS and guests at the Fat Badger, 9 p.m.

Wednesday 19

RORY ALLEN: MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN SONGWRITERS EDITION presented by SaskMusic and Regina Songwriter’s Association with Glenn Sutter, Jaecy Bells and Wanda Gronhovd at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

Thursday 20

RORY ALLEN: MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

ÉTIENNE FLETCHER (vinyl release) with Andino Suns and Wolf Willow at the Exchange. $10 advance, $15 door. See culturalexchange.ca.

VIRTUOSO MUSIC HUB & GEORGIA LALOUDAKIS STUDENT HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE at Good Earth Cafe (Golden Mile), 7 p.m. No cover.

THE CHRISTMAS HO HO HOEDOWN with The Accomplice, The Furriers, Val Halla (full band), Kory Istace VS The Time Pirates and The Alley Dawgs at Revival Music Room, show at 8:30 p.m. $15 advance, or at door with food bank donation. $20 otherwise.

Friday 21

RORY ALLEN: MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

DOUBT IT with DJ Jaggs at O’Hanlon’s.

KILLITOROUS with Sakred, Nine Gates, Bones to Dust and Illucid Reality at Cloud 9 Live.

SHAYLA SOULIERE Christmas Music & More at London Belle, 7 p.m.

THE MILKMAN’S SONS CHRISTMAS PARTY at the Turvey Centre, 9 p.m.

JUSTIN LABRASH with Nathan Davis at the Revival Music Room.

Saturday 22

BLUSH CHRISTMAS PARTY with guest DJs The Blonde Squad, DJ Rsquared and Miss Bliss at Q Nightclub, 9:30 p.m. 19+

BIG MUDDY at the Revival Music Room.

Jazz & Classical

Saturday 8

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

Sunday 9

CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY: WONDERLAND This holiday-themed show includes acrobatics and other circus act along with live music performed by members of Regina Symphony Orchestra. Conexus Arts Centre, 7 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Wednesday 12

PEACE, LOVE AND CHEER: AN EVENING OF SONG presented by Sisters of Mercy Women’s Vocal Ensemble at Westminster United Church, 7:30 p.m. $15, children 12 and under free. Donations of mitts and socks for Sofia House welcome.

Saturday 15

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

SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA Christmas brunch and concert at Conexus Arts Centre, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. See ssyo.ca.

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT This concert is presented by Prairie Chamber Choir with guests The Queen City Brass at Christ Lutheran Church, 2:30 p.m. See prairiechamberchoir.ca.

CHRISTMAS IN SONG featuring Westminster Choir, Swing’n Soul Singers and instrumentalists in a candlelight concert at Westminster United Church, 7 p.m. Freewill offering.

A WINTER’S NIGHT Wascana Voices perform a program of choral music along with the premiere of two works by Saskatchewan composers Stewart Wilkinson and Glenn Sawatzky. First Presbyterian Church (2170 Albert St.), 7 p.m. Freewill offering.

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 Regina Philharmonic Chorus under director Hart Godden. Knox-Met Church, 7:30 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Thursday 20

CAROLS AND READINGS featuring a performance by the Chancel Singers along with readings by children at First Presbyterian Church (2170 Albert St.), 7:30 p.m. Freewill offering, with proceeds to support a South Sudanese family immigrating to Regina.

Karaoke Kalendar

KONNICHIWA! Satisfy your kraving for karaokish katharsis at these kopasetic klubs! Did we miss your favourite night or kommit a karaoke klusterfuck? E-mail korrections to [email protected] Kanpai!

O’HANLON’S Monday, 9 p.m. 1947 Scarth St.

SHANNON’S PUB Tuesday, 9 p.m. 2118 Robinson St.

Q NIGHTCLUB Thursday, 9 p.m. 2070 Broad St.

SMITTY’S RESTAURANT Thursday. 368 McCarthy Blvd. N.

RCL VIMY LOUNGE First and third Friday, 7 p.m. 1820 Cornwall.

WESTERN PIZZA Friday. Glencairn Shopping Centre.

4 SEASONS Friday. 909 Arcola Ave.

INDIA PALACE Friday, 7 p.m. 4030 Albert St.

KING’S HEAD TAVERN Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. 433 Albert St. N.

CROWN & HAND Saturday, with kids karaoke (age 12–18) Thursdays 7– 9 p.m. 6330 Dewdney Ave.

BLACK ARROW SOCIAL CLUB Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. 639 Victoria Ave.

THEO BILL’S Saturday, 10 p.m. 530 Victoria Ave. E.

SPARKY’S Saturday, 11 p.m. 3926 Gordon Rd.

MOVIES

Well here we are, heading into the busy Christmas season. Despite a weird break where nothing gets released, the screens will soon fill with more movies than you can possibly see in a weekend. A veritable feast of cinema for holiday audiences! Jingle-jangle. /Shane Hnetka

Opening

Friday 7

On the seventh day of Christmas, nothing opens this weekend. It is weird and really quite un-festive.

Wednesday 12

ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL On the twelfth day of Christmas, Fox will make a quickie buck with a PG-13 re-cut Deadpool 2.

Friday 14

MORTAL ENGINES On the 14th day of Christmas, wait how many days are there? Ah, doesn’t matter. Peter Jackson writes and produces, but doesn’t direct, this tale of giant moving cities that fight one other. It’s a post-apocalyptic tale based on the popular young adult novel series. It sounds ridiculous and looks silly, but is it as bad as, say, turning a short fantasy novel into three overlong, overproduced movies? I bet it isn’t!

THE MULE Clint Eastwood stars and directs this film about  a regret-filled drug mule working for a Mexican cartel.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE A few years ago Sony couldn’t make a good Spider-man movie if they tried (and they did, and it was terrible). The company finally turned to Marvel for help and have, so far, had great success with a rebooted franchise that ties into the Marvel cinematic universe. That success has let Sony try some things. First up was Venom, a solo movie about the Spidey villain turned antihero. The film didn’t have Spider-Man and reworked Venom’s origin but it was a hit and apparently it’s entertaining to watch (or at least Tom Hardy is entertaining to watch). Now comes Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, Sony’s new animated movie featuring multiple Spider-men (and women) from across the multiverse. It looks visually cool and the early critical consensus is that it’s amazing. As of this writing, it’s sitting at 100 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes and 83 on Metacritic. In just a few years Sony went from making spider-crap to beating Disney at animated superhero movies. I guess Christmas miracles do happen.

Wednesday 19

MARY POPPINS RETURNS The week before Christmas has more new movies than you can shake an umbrella at, so Disney gets the jump a couple of days early with this sequel to Mary Poppins. Not sure Mary Poppins needed a sequel 54 years later, but here we are.

Friday 21

AQUAMAN DC and Warner continue their cinematic universe despite Justice League bombing last year. Having finally watched it I can safely say — meh. It was pretty forgettable. At least Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was so bad you had something to talk about. Anyway, here’s one of DC’s lamest superheroes in his own film. DC borrowed a little sass from one of Marvel’s oldest superheroes, Namor, and tried to make Aquaman a little cooler by casting Jason Momoa, and early screenings have people buzzing. Will it work? Maybe —  James Wan, director of The Conjuring, is behind the helm. He’s pretty good.

BUMBLEBEE After years of Michael Bay-directed garbage, Paramount makes a Transformers prequel that uses the character’s original designs. The might be pretty good, too.

SECOND ACT If you’re wondering what will be the coal in our cinema stocking this Christmas, here’s the most likely candidate. Jennifer Lopez stars as a woman who uses a fake resume to land a better-paying job. Looks terrible.

WELCOME TO MARWEN Finally, a Robert Zemeckis movie that doesn’t spoil the entire film in the trailer! Or at least, the trailer I watched. Steve Carell stars a man who lost his memory after a severe beating who uses his backyard toy town to help him cope. Loosely based on the documentary Marwencol.

RPL Film Theatre

Thursday 6

6:30 REAR WINDOW Brilliant Alfred Hitchcock movie about a wheelchair-bound photographer who witnesses a murder outside his apartment window.

Friday 7

6:30 COLETTE Keira Knightley stars as writer Gabrielle Colette. The focus is on Colette’s first marriage to writer Henry Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West), who originally published Colette’s stories under his name. How rude!

8:30 SUMMER 1993 This Spanish film follows an orphaned girl who goes to live with her uncle and his family. Looks good and critics love it.

Saturday 8

3:30 FAMILY MATINEE: TOY STORY This classic Pixar film shows what toys do when nobody’s around.

6:30 SUMMER 1993

8:30 COLETTE

Sunday 9

3:30 CINEMA CLASSICS: THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER This classic Ernst Lubitsch film stars Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart as clerks working in the same store who can’t stand each other but in an ironic twist are, unbeknownst to them, actually each others’ secret pen pals. Whaaaaaaa?!?

6:30 COLETTE

8:30 SUMMER 1993

Wednesday 12

6:30 LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE A family takes a cross-country road trip so their youngest daughter can compete in a beauty pageant.

Thursday 13

6:30 CJTR INTERNATIONAL CINEMA SERIES: THE SALESMAN This Iranian film follows an actor starring in a version of Death of a Salesman who looks for revenge after his wife is raped.

Friday 14

6:30 THE SISTER BROTHERS From director Jasques Audiard comes this western about two brothers, John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix, searching for a man with a new gold prospecting technique.

9:00 THE WIFE Glenn Close stars as a wife of an acclaimed writer, played by Jonathan Pryce. While Pryce receives a Nobel Prize in literature, Close finds herself looking back on her life choices.

Saturday 15

3:30 FAMILY MATINEE: THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL Jim Henson’s beloved Muppets star in this 1992 remake of the classic Charles Dickens’ story.

6:30 THE WIFE

8:30 THE SISTER BROTHERS

Sunday 16

3:30 CINEMA CLASSICS: LETHAL WEAPON Mel Gibson is an unhinged cop who teams up with Danny Glover to fight evil drug dealers during Christmas. Beware the toilet!

6:30 THE SISTER BROTHERS

9:00 THE WIFE

Tuesday 18

6:30 TALKIES: GUESS WHO’S COMING TO CHRISTMAS Talkies is scheduled early this month because of the holidays. Jayden Pfeifer exacts revenge by vivisecting this crappy Christmas movie. Everyone’s happy!

Wednesday 19

6:30 CINEMA POLITICA: NINTH FLOOR A documentary about the 1969 student protest at Sir George Williams University that started after a professor was accused of racism.

Thursday 20

6:30 EYES WIDE SHUT Stanley Kubrick’s last film has Tom Cruise trying to get into a secret sex party, then regretting the consequences after he succeeds.

Friday 21

6:30 MID90S Set in the 1990s, this drama follows the life of a teenager struggling with his family.

8:30 MANDY Who would’ve thought Nicolas Cage would star in a good movie again? But here’s Mandy, a trippy, messed-up tale of revenge. Holy crap, what an entertaining movie.

Saturday 22

3:30 FAMILY MATINEE: ELF The classic Will Ferrell comedy about a man raised in the North Pole as an elf who comes home to his human family. In unrelated Will Ferrell news, there will apparently be a 12-episode Ron Burgundy podcast in 2019.

6:30 MANDY

8:30 MID90S

Sunday 23

3:30 CINEMA CLASSICS: A CHRISTMAS STORY This holiday classic features a young boy who wants a bb gun for Christmas. Specifically, he wants “an official Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot, range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.” Don’t shoot your eye out, kid.

6:30 MID90S

8:30 MANDY

Kramer IMAX

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY One the greatest science fiction films of all time. Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece has been released “unrestored” in a special treatment supervised by filmmaker Christopher Nolan. Saw it opening night. Amazing on the big screen. A must-see!

AMAZON ADVENTURE This movie looks at explorer Henry Bates’ Amazon research.

PANDAS Pandas get a special rehabilitation program to prepare them for release into the wild. Narrated by Veronica Mars.

ROBOTS 3D If you’re not worried about robots taking over the planet in a dark and grim future, well, this documentary might change your mind. It showcases highly capable and efficient robots doing all kinds of seemingly harmless things as they cunningly develop the capacity enslave us all. I’m on to them.

GALLERIES

Art Gallery of Regina

2420 Elphinstone St. | 306-522-5940 | artgalleryofregina.ca

LINDSAY ARNOLD: TEDIUM This exhibition of trompe l’oeil paintings sees the artist recreate objects and tools, such as doilies and knives, associated with women’s traditional domestic labour. Curated by Holly Fay. (Dec. 10–Feb. 22.)

Dunlop Gallery: Central Branch

2311 12th Ave. | 306-777-6040 | dunlopartgallery.org

CARRY FORWARD This exhibition features 11 artists who critique the authority and authenticity of the documents and documentation we rely on to help us understand the world. Artists include Deanna Bowen, John Hampton, Dana Claxton and Jamelie Hassan. Curated by Lisa Myers. (Until Jan. 13.)

Dunlop Gallery: Sherwood Branch

6121 Rochdale Blvd. | dunlopartgallery.org

CARRY FORWARD A companion to the main Dunlop show at the Central Library. (Until Jan. 2.)

Fifth Parallel Gallery

Riddell Centre, University of Regina

WINTER SOLSTICE: SILENT AUCTION & SALE This sale of student work is a fundraiser for the Visual Arts Students Association. (Dec. 10–13, with a closing reception 5–8 p.m.)

Hague Gallery

Creative City Centre 1843 Hamilton St. | 306-546-5565 | creativecitycentre.ca

JESSICA RICHTER: FLÜTCHLING In this exhibition of prints the artist uses documents from her German grandmother’s post-war immigration and refugee process to explore movement and identity. (Until Dec. 15.)

Lobby Gallery

Performing Arts Centre 1077 Angus St. | 306-779-2277 | reginapac.com

TAWATINA BRIDGE PROJECT Group exhibition featuring work by David Garneau, Madhu Kumar, Cassandra Garneau, B. Garneau Ziemann, Mackenzie Grad and Carmen Beaton. (Until Jan. 18, with a reception Dec. 10, 6–8 p.m.)

MacKenzie Art Gallery

3475 Albert St. | 306-584-4250 | mackenzieartgallery.ca

HOME ECONOMICS: 150 YEARS OF CANADIAN HOOKED RUGS This Textile Museum of Canada exhibition examines the uniquely Canadian folk art of hooked rugs. It’s curated by Shauna McCabe, Natalia Nekrassova, Sarah Quinton and Roxane Shaughnessy, and includes 86 rugs from the museum’s collection. (Until Jan. 6.)

PUNK ORIENTALISM Rooted in the punk aesthetic of resistance, this exhibition includes art in various formats that critiques ideas of identity from a post-Soviet perspective, focussing on people living in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Curated by Sara Raza. (Until Feb. 17.)

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

ART ENGAGEMENT SATURDAYS Drop-in gallery tour and conversation about Punk Orientalism with Russian translation. (Dec. 8, 15 and 22, 1 p.m.)

FAMILY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION This celebration includes art activities, gallery tours, a drum and dance performance by Thom Collegiate students, Blakey Irish Dancers, John’s Lowdown Christmas Tuba Extravaganza and Rainbow Dance Troupe. Free admission. (Dec. 9, 1–4 p.m.)

THURSDAY NIGHT LATES Sketching in the Gallery. (Dec. 13 and 20, 7 p.m.)

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION This seasonal celebration will feature stories from Treaty Four with knowledge keepers Betty McKenna and Gary Gott. (Dec. 21, 4-6 p.m.)

Neutral Ground

1835 Scarth St. | 306-522-7166 | neutralground.sk.ca

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. (Until Jan. 12.)

Nouveau Gallery

2146 Albert St. | 306-569-9279 | nouveaugallery.com

ART=JOY Group exhibition by gallery artists. (Until early January.)

Regina Artistic Initiative

Artesian | 2627 13th Ave. | 306-520-4622

GROUP SHOW & SALE Includes prints plus smaller scale art works by local artists. (Until Dec. 30, with a sale Dec. 6 6:30–9:30 p.m.)

Slate Fine Art Gallery

2078 Halifax St. | 306-775-0300 | slategallery.ca

SATURNALIA VI This group exhibition by gallery artists celebrates the holiday season. (Opening reception Dec. 6, 5–8 p.m., runs until Jan. 19.)

MUSEUMS

Government House

4607 Dewdney Ave. | 306-787-9316 | governmenthousesk.ca

REGINA PHOTO CLUB: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS Exhibition of 40 photographs by local photographers. (Until Jan. 6.)

DICKENS YULETIDE SINGERS Old-tyme Christmas concert performed in the Henry Newlands Ballroom. (Dec. 8, 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets at 306-585-0745.)

OLD FASHIONED VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Annual Christmas celebration featuring caroling, cookie decorating, horse-drawn wagon rides, ice sculptures and a special visitor from the North Pole. (Dec. 14, 4–8 p.m. Free admission, with donations accepted for Regina Food Bank.)

RCMP Heritage Centre

5907 Dewdney Ave. | 306-522-7333 | rcmphc.com

SGT. MAJOR’S PARADE Daily parade where the drill sergeant conducts a roll call and inspection of cadets. Register by noon to attend. (Monday to Friday, 12:45–1:15 p.m.)

SGT. MAJOR’S INSPECTION This interactive exhibit uses augmented reality to give you a sense of what it’s like to endure a dorm room inspection.

JINGLE PATROL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL Family-friendly celebration with horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday-themed crafts and games, movies, storytelling and more. (Dec. 16, 1–4 p.m.)

Royal Canadian Legion

1820 Cornwall St. | 306-522-2676 | reginalegion.com

MILITARY MUSEUM This is open Thursdays 4–8 p.m., with group tours by appointment. The museum includes murals by Mary-Ann Dube and other local artists, and military history displays focused on Regina residents.

Royal Saskatchewan Museum

2445 Albert St. | 306-787-2815 | royalsaskmuseum.ca

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Features interactive exhibits that explore Saskatchewan’s geological past, natural environment, First Nations history and modern concerns for our planet’s ecological health.

Saskatchewan Science Centre

2903 Powerhouse Dr. | 306-522-4629 | sasksciencecentre.com

PERMANENT EXHIBITION Hands-on exhibits explore different scientific principles.

ADULT SCIENCE NIGHT The theme is Sweet Treats as it relates to candy and the science of flavour. (Dec. 13, 7 p.m.)

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame

2205 Victoria Ave. | 306-780-9232 | sasksportshalloffame.com

DIAMOND GIRLS’ DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY: 75 YEARS OF THE AAGPBL This exhibition celebrates the rich history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which started up during World War II and included a number of star players from Saskatchewan. (Until May 31.)

PRAIRIE FIRE: RODEO IN SASKATCHEWAN Exhibition of rodeo art and artifacts. Guest curated by Kylie Rae Dahlstrom. (Until Dec. 15.)