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Thursday 18

FIRST NATIONS SPEAKING CIRCLE: OJIBWAY Open to children 8–12. Parents welcome. Albert Library, 4:30–5:30 p.m., runs Thursdays until Feb. 22. 306-777-6076.

SCIENCE PUB University of Regina astronomer Martin Beech discusses “The Mysteries of Proxima Centauri”. Bushwakker, doors at 5 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. See bushwakker.com.

HERITAGE REGINA LECTURE SERIES John Robinson discusses catalogue houses that were popular on the prairies during the settlement era, and could be ordered through the catalogue from Eaton’s and Sears. Artesian, 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. See heritageregina.ca.

OPEN FIBRE NIGHT Hosted by Regina Weavers & Spinners Guild. Central Library, 7–9 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

SHANE BOOK: READING & SCREENING  This presentation by the American poet and filmmaker explores links between the two disciplines. Ed 106.2, University of Regina, 7:30 p.m. See humanitiesresearch.org.

TRIVIA NIGHT This event is 19+. The Owl, 8 p.m.

Friday 19

APATHY INTO ACTION 2018 This 11th annual event offers a blend of workshops and interactive discussion groups that address issues related to social justice and activism. All sessions are free and open to the public. Hosted by Regina Public Interest Research Group. University of Regina. Register at rpirg.org.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES IDEAS SERIES Keith Bodner: “Theatre of the Absurd: Low Moments in the Book of Judges”. CL312, University of Regina, 3:30–5 p.m. See uregina.ca.

MEDIA, ART & PERFORMANCE STUDENT’S SOCIETY: SNOW BALL This gala has a snow theme and features ballroom dancing (including lessons), refreshments and more. The Owl, doors at 6:30 p.m. $15.

REGINA & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: INAUGURATION DINNER Welcoming gala for new Chair Michelle Hunter of the Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Conexus Arts Centre, reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. See reginachamber.com.

PATS VS MOOSE JAW WARRIORS The Pats have undergone a major revamp with plenty of trades to gear up for the Memorial Cup. They’ll get a good sense of where they stand with this game against the second-ranked junior team in Canada behind only the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

COUGARS VS BRANDON BOBCATS Canada West basketball. Kinesiology Centre, women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See reginacougars.com.

COUGARS VS ALBERTA PANDAS Canada West women’s hockey. Co-operators Centre, 7 p.m. See reginacougars.com.

OBSERVATORY TOUR Orion is the first constellation I remember identifying. It’s prominent at this time of the year, so if the sky conditions cooperate maybe you’ll get to check it out. Hosted by Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Regina Centre). Kalium Observatory at the Science Centre, 7 p.m. See regina.rasc.ca.

MINUS ONE CLUB DANCE Music by Ron & Sandra Rudoski. Regina Seniors’ Centre (2134 Winnipeg), 8 p.m. See dancinregina.com.

HIW CANADA: REGENESIS 2017 Professional wrestling. Hungarian Club, bell at 7 p.m. See hiwcanada.com.

B*RUDE COMEDY Stand-up and sketch comedy. Brewed Awakening (2300 Dewdney), 9 p.m. $10.

Saturday 20

WOMEN’S MARCH CANADA: REGINA MARCH This second annual event is designed to advocate for women’s rights and express solidarity with marginalized people around the world. YWCA Regina (1940 McIntyre St.), 10 a.m. See womensmarchcanada.com.

EXPERIMENTS IN BOTANICAL ART Workshop led by Winnipeg artist Bev Pike who is in town to open Grottesque at the Dunlop Gallery. Participants should bring living or dried plants, botanical images and other art materials. George Bothwell Library, 1–4 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

ROBBIE BURNS TARTAN CEILIDH This celebration of Scottish culture includes a meal, live music, dancing and haggis. Hosted by Sons of Scotland, Camp Balmoral No. 177. St. Martin’s Parish Hall (4720 Castle Rd.), 5:30 p.m.

COUGARS VS ALBERTA PANDAS Canada West women’s hockey. Co-operators Centre, 3 p.m. See reginacougars.com.

COUGARS VS BRANDON BOBCATS Canada West basketball. Kinesiology Centre, women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See reginacougars.com.

RINGSIDE WRESTLING: NEW YEAR’S SHOWDOWN Professional wrestling. Eastview Community Centre, 8 p.m. $15 general, $10 kids. 306-551-3887.

THIS IS US: A DE BITCH FAMILY AFFAIR Drag show fundraiser with proceeds to Q Nightclub. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. $5.

THE LAUGH SHOP ON TOUR Stand-up comedy with Todd Ness and Dale Ward. Ramada Hotel, 8:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

CHINESE NEW YEAR’S Celebrate the Year of the Dog with a buffet dinner, live music and dance. Casino Regina, 4:30 p.m. Proceeds support local charities. 306-525-5027.

Sunday 21

A WEDDING EXPO Trade show featuring wedding product and service providers geared to those who are contemplating walking the aisle in 2018. Queensbury Convention Centre, noon-5 p.m. See evrazplace.com.

BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA: ROMEO AND JULIET Broadcast of a ballet based on Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy. Cineplex Cinemas, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

QUILTING FOR BEGINNERS: PAPER PIERCING Participants are asked to bring fabric scraps and a ruler. Connaught Library, 2–4 Register at reginalibrary.ca.

INPOWER: YOUNG PATIENTS’ BREAST CANCER INFO Drop-in gathering for people 45 and younger with a cancer diagnosis. Regent Place Library, 2–4 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

PINTS & PROSE TRIVIA Weekly(-ish) pub trivia. Fun! Prizes! O’Hanlon’s, 8:30 p.m. $5.

Monday 22

LOUNGE LIVIN’ OPEN MIC NIGHT Involves spoken word, music, comedy and more. Copper Kettle Restaurant, 7 p.m.

Tuesday 23

COURAGE WISDOM SUCCESS This networking breakfast features guest-speakers Shana Pasapa (Power Our Women Self Defence) and Michelle Campbell (Thomas Circle of Care). DoubleTree Hilton, 7–9 a.m. See rwn.ca.

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKER SERIES Free webinar presented by Elly Knight. Topic: “Nighthawks and Nightjars”. Hosted by the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

PEERS & PINTS Social gathering for people involved in creative industries. Rebellion Brewing, 5–7 p.m. See saskinteractive.com.

JAMES MINIFIE LECTURE With former CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge. Topic: “The Future of News”. Education Auditorium, 7 p.m. See uregina.ca.

TANGO TUESDAYS Led by Dayle Schroeder, Chris Kailing and Jennifer Barrett, these dance classes will lead up to a special performance by Quartango on April 29. Lessons are tonight, and Feb. 6, 20, March 6, 20 and April 3, 17. Hosted by New Dance Horizons. 2207 Harvey St., 7–8:30 p.m. See newdancehorizons.ca.

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

OPERATION SWING Couples and singles are welcome to attend these dance lessons which will be held Tuesdays on: Jan. 16, 23 and 30. NE Community Centre (200 Broad St.), level 1 at 7 p.m., level 2 at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. See operationswing.ca.

EFFECTIVE TAX STRATEGIES Primer on Canada’s tax system. Central Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

BAD ART NIGHT: ROCK PETS Social evening of art making. Sunrise Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

EYES UP HERE Live performance by local comedy troupe. Creative City Centre, 8 p.m. $7 plus GST.

Wednesday 24

ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY OF SASKATCHEWAN: LEARNING SERIES This series is designed to help people with dementia and their caregivers understand the disease. The initial program is for those newly diagnosed, and runs Jan. 24 and 31, Feb. 7 and 14 from 10 a.m.–Noon and Feb. 21 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. Register at 306-949-4141.

INTERNET PRIVACY Presentation on how to safeguard your personal information. Glen Elm Library, 2–3:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

KEEPING UP WITH THE KURDS Guest-speaker Chris Kilford examines what a post-ISIS Middle East might mean for Kurdish people in their quest for autonomy. RIC119, University of Regina, 7 p.m. See uregina.ca.

PATS VS SASKATOON BLADES Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

QUIZ WHIZZERS Fun and friendly pub trivia. Capitol Restaurant and Bar, Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Thursday 25

REGINA & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: LUNCHEON Guest speaker is University of Regina President Vianne Timmons. Delta Hotel, 11:30 a.m. See reginachamber.com.

LIFELONG LEARNING CENTRE: ROBBIE BURNS DAY This celebration involves poetry and discussion with Saskatchewan author Ken Mitchell. Rm. 109, 2151 Scarth St. $5. See www.uregina.ca/cce/lifelong.

LET’S TALK TOURISM YQR This event is open individuals and businesses interested in the local tourism industry, and includes a planning session from 1:30–4 p.m. and networking from 4–6 p.m. Queensbury Centre. Register at cntgrp.ca.

GEORGE BOTHWELL BOOK CLUB Tonight: Julia Glass’ And the Dark and Sacred Night. George Bothwell Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

DOING BUSINESS IN REGINA: IDEA GENERATION Group discussion on start-up ideas for businesses. Central Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS Documentary by Phil Grabsky which celebrates the long career of the British painter who rose to prominence during the Pop Art era. Cineplex Cinemas, 7 p.m. See cineplex.com.

REGINA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: GROWING MICROGREENS & SPROUTS Gardening seminar. St. Paul’s Cathedral, 7 p.m. RHS members free, $5 non-members. See reginahortsociety.ca.

QUEEN CITY SHORTS: AWARDS FESTIVAL This event includes screenings of Canadian and international short films on a variety of subjects, panel discussions, after parties and an awards ceremony on Jan. 27 at Capitol Restaurant. Creative City Centre, Jan. 25–28. See creativecitycentre.ca or filmfreeway.com/QueenCityShorts-SK.

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL TOUR Screening of films celebrating outdoor sports and adventure. Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 7 p.m.

TRIVIA NIGHT This event is 19+. The Owl, 8 p.m.

Friday 26

BEER BACON BANDS Celebration of the three Bs in the title with a showcase of over 50 local and national food and beverage producers. Musical acts include The Dead South, The Johnny McCuaig Band and DJ Baby Daddy. Partial proceeds to support YWCA Regina. Conexus Arts Centre, Jan. 26–27, 7–11 p.m. See beerbaconbands.ca.

QUEEN CITY SHORTS: AWARDS FESTIVAL See Thursday 25.

GLOBAL GAME JAM REGINA This two-day event is for people interested in developing games. It will have a team format, and while open to people under 18, they must have a parent or guardian with them at all times. Riddell Centre, University of Regina, Jan. 26–28. See globalgamejamregina.ca.

REGINA WORD UP Youth stage and open mic with guest artist Veracity. Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. All ages. See creativecitycentre.ca.

PASS THE HAT Local stand-up comedy. SCES Club, show at 8 p.m. All ages. Pay what you want. See culturalexchange.ca.

NEW FRONTIER K50, 3D FUN AND MONEY SHOOT Three-day shooting competition for bowhunters with men’s women’s and children’s categories. 1908 7th Ave. (old Sears Outlet store), Jan. 26–28. See frontierbowman.com.

COUGARS VS WINNIPEG WESMEN Canada West basketball. The Women Cougars, by the way, are ranked #3 in Canada behind only Acadia and McGill. Following this weekend set with Winnipeg they close out the regular season with two games against the #6 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies in Saskatoon Feb. 2–3. Kinesiology Centre, women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See reginacougars.com.

COUGARS VS MANITOBA BISONS Canada West women’s hockey. Co-operators Centre, 7 p.m. See reginacougars.com.

CLUB 66 SOCIAL CLUB Music by Leon Ochs, with mid-night lunch. Regina Seniors’ Centre (2134 Winnipeg), 8 p.m. See dancinregina.com.

Saturday 27

NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY OF SASKATCHEWAN: AGM & CONFERENCE The theme this year is “A Prairie Patchwork: Selected Topics on Native Prairie”. Keynote speakers are Trevor Herriot and Branimir Gjetvaj, who produced the nature book Islands of Grass. Conexus Arts Centre, Jan. 27–28. See npss.sk.ca.

BEER BACON BANDS See Friday 26.

QUEEN CITY SHORTS: AWARDS FESTIVAL See Thursday 25.

NATURE WALK & PANDAS Starts with a walk through Wascana Centre, followed by a screening of the Imax movie Pandas: The Journey Home. Hosted by Nature Regina. Saskatchewan Science Centre, 9:30 a.m. See natureregina.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN OPEN: JUDO COMPETITION This national level event includes competition in age categories from under 10 to senior. Hosted by Judo Saskatchewan. Regina Fieldhouse, Jan. 27–28. See judosask.ca.

ONE STOP SHOP This craft and trade show features gift ideas for people and pets with Valentine’s Day in mind. MacNeill School (6215 Whelan Dr.), 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $2 admission, plus refreshments on site, with proceeds to the school’s archery program.

THE MET: LIVE IN HD Broadcast of a new production of Puccini’s Tosca which is set in the early 1800s when the Kingdom of Naples control of Rome is threatened by Napoleon’s invasion. Cineplex Cinemas, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

FAMILY LITERACY DAY This event is being held at all nine RPL branches and features stories, treats and other activities. Co-hosted with Regina Police Service, Regina Humane Society, Canadian Western Agribition, Government House and other community partners. 1:30–3:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

ROBBIE BURNS BIRTHDAY BASH Features poetry and a presentation on the Scottish bard by Ken Mitchell, music by The Tilted Kilts and Regina Police Service Pipes & Drums, and free Scottish delicacies such as haggis and neeps. Bushwakker, 6 p.m. $5.

COUGARS VS MANITOBA BISONS Canada West women’s hockey. Co-operators Centre, 3 p.m. See reginacougars.com.

COUGARS VS WINNIPEG WESMEN Canada West basketball. Kinesiology Centre, women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See reginacougars.com.

THE LAUGH SHOP ON TOUR Stand-up comedy with Ben Proulx and former Saskatchewan broadcaster Bryan Cox. Ramada Hotel, 8:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

Sunday 28

GOING ZERO WASTE Presentation on how to minimize the waste you generate. Sunrise Library, 2–3:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PATS VS SWIFT CURRENT BRONCOS Brandt Centre, 4 p.m. See reginapats.com.

MAGIC VARIETY SHOW Includes illusions, comedy and other family-friendly antics with Trevor and Lorena Watters and Louie Fox. Hosted by High Noon Optimist Club. Performing Arts Centre, time t.b.a. See reginapac.com.

QUEEN CITY SHORTS: AWARDS FESTIVAL See Thursday 25.

Monday 29

NEW WORKSHOP SERIES: SKILLS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE The theme of this workshop is Decolonization & Cultural Responsiveness. Language Institute 216, University of Regina, 6–8:30 p.m. Register at nextup.ca/events.

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL Travel presentation: Destination t.b.a. Central Library, 2–3 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

FRANKENSTEIN 1818: IT’S STILL ALIVE! Presentation by Chris Bundock on Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel. Central Library Theatre, 7–8 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

LOUNGE LIVIN’ OPEN MIC NIGHT Involves spoken word, music, comedy and more. Copper Kettle Restaurant, 7 p.m.

Tuesday 30

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Opening Night. See Ongoing.

POWERPOINT BASICS Participants should have basic mouse and keyboard skills. Sunrise Library, 2–3:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

REGINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FORUM Open to parents, teachers and community members to provide input on various issues related to the public school system. Ecole Harbour Landing (4419 James Hill Rd.), 7 p.m. See rbe.sk.ca.

Wednesday 31

PATS VS PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

INTERMEDIATE KNITTING: READING PATTERNS Geared to people with some knitting experience. Central Library 7-8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

REGENT PLACE BOOK CLUB Tonight: Tanis Rideout, Above All Things. Regent Place Library, 7–8 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

LOANS: COSTS & OBLIGATIONS Presentation on the cost of different credit options. Central Library, 7–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

INTERMEDIATE KNITTING: READING PATTERNS Geared to people with some knitting experience. Sunrise Library, 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Thursday 1

PRAIRIE DOG: NEW ISSUE DAY

RESILIENCE & RESPECT Two day celebration of Indigenous culture and community. Hosted by SaskCulture, Sakewewak and other community partners. mâmawêyatitân centre (3355 6th Ave.), Feb. 1–2. See saskculture.ca.

RETIREMENT PLANNING Presentation on different options to prepare for retirement. Central Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

RON EWENIN WAPEMOOSE: ART RECEPTION This exhibition by the self-taught First Nations painter opened on Jan. 8. There is a closing reception tonight that will also include a dance performance. Artesian, 6 p.m.

THE ULTIMATE WOMEN’S SHOW Female-focused trade show with product demonstrations, fashion shows and more. Conexus Arts Centre, opens with a special tasting event tonight at 6:30 p.m., followed by regular sessions Feb. 2 4–10 p.m., Feb. 3 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Feb. 4 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See ultimatewomensshow.ca.

TRIVIA NIGHT This event is 19+. The Owl, 8 p.m.

Friday 2

REGINA SOCCER ASSOCIATION: ADULT TOURNAMENT Includes games in men’s and women’s competitive and recreational categories. Eventplex, Feb. 2–4. See reginasoccer.com.

COUGARS VS UBC THUNDERBIRDS Canada West volleyball. Kinesiology Centre, women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. See reginacougars.com.

COUGARS VS CALGARY DINOS Canada West men’s hockey. Co-operator’s Centre, 7 p.m. See reginacougars.com.

MINUS ONE CLUB DANCE Music by Len Gadica. Regina Seniors’ Centre (2134 Winnipeg), 8 p.m. See dancinregina.com.

Saturday 3

SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP This First Lego League tournament includes a robot game competition. Education Auditorium, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission. See firstlegoleague.org.

ICE BREAKER CHEERLEADING & DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Saskatchewan Cheerleading Association sanctioned event involving club, elementary and high school squads. Conexus Arts Centre, 11 a.m. See icebreakercheer.ca.

PRENATAL CLASSES WITH RQHR Two-part session on labour and delivery. Supports persons are welcome to attend. Sherwood Village Library, today and Feb. 10 from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Register at 306-766-7500.

WINTERFEST Outdoor festival with family-friendly activities, games, crafts, sleigh rides, hot chocolate and skating and a dance party. Hosted by the Al Ritchie Community Association. Noon to 4 p.m. See alritchie.ca.

NATIONAL THEATRE: YOUNG MARX Broadcast of a satiric comedy about the famed revolutionary living penniless as a young man in London in 1850. Cineplex Cinemas, 12:30 p.m. See cineplex.com.

WORLD CANCER DAY REGINA This family-friendly fundraiser includes skating, a shinny tournament, silent auction and a shoot-out challenge with the Regina Pats. Proceeds to Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and Canadian Cancer Society. Co-operators Centre, 1–5 p.m.

COLOUR TEACHINGS & MEDITATIONS JOURNAL Workshop with Métis artist Leah Dorion. Materials provided. Glen Elm Library, 2–5 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

TASTE OF CATHEDRAL Fundraiser to support the Cathedral Village Arts Festival showcasing Cathedral area restaurants and other food and drink-related businesses. Includes music by Ava Wild and silent auction. Italian Club, 6 p.m. $20, with taste tickets $1 each. See cvaf.ca.

COUGARS VS CALGARY DINOS Canada West men’s hockey. Co-operator’s Centre, 3 p.m. See reginacougars.com.

COUGARS VS UBC THUNDERBIRDS Canada West volleyball. Kinesiology Centre, men’s game at 5 p.m., women’s game at 7 p.m. See reginacougars.com.

PATS VS P.A. RAIDERS Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

Sunday 4

MAKE YOUR OWN STORY BAG Family-friendly workshop presented by Métis artist Leah Dorion. Albert Library, 1–4 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

MATRYOSHKA LOVE Learn basic hand-sewing and embroidery techniques to make matryoshka dolls. Connaught Library, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

SUPERBOWL WITH DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA This event includes dinner and football, with proceeds to support Ducks Unlimited programming. Turvey Centre, 4:30 p.m. See ducks.ca.

PINTS & PROSE TRIVIA Weekly(-ish) pub trivia. Fun! Prizes! O’Hanlon’s, 8:30 p.m. $5.

ONGOING

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Inspired by Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, this adventure by Toby Hulse centres on a mad-cap race involving a crazy assortment of contestants. Globe Theatre, runs until Feb. 4. See globetheatrelive.com.

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Local production of a musical inspired by the music of the legendary Buddy Holly and some of his musical contemporaries such as the Big Bopper and Richie Valens. Presented by the Globe Theatre. Casino Regina, Jan. 30–Feb. 10. Audience is limited to 19+. See globetheatrelive.com.

FAMILY SERVICE REGINA: WALK-IN COUNSELLING This organization is offering free one-hour counselling sessions to help people improve their mental health. Sessions are held at Family Service Regina (200-1440 Broadway Ave.) Mondays and Thursdays from 1–5 p.m., Central Library Wednesdays from 1–6 p.m. and Albert Library Fridays from 1–6 p.m. See familyserviceregina.com.

WASCANA CENTRE PUBLIC SKATING The rink is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and includes a heated change room, washrooms and overhead lighting. See wascana.sk.ca.

CANADIAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE: A TRIBUTE TO CANADA 150 Touring exhibition with explores notable Jewish contributions to Canadian. University of Regina. (Until Feb. 2.) See cje2017.com.

A GLIMPSE OF THE TROPICS Display of warm weather flowers and other plants. Regina Floral Conservatory (1450B 4th Ave.), open daily 1–4:30 p.m. Until March 2. See reginafloralconservatory.ca.

MOVIES

A quick glance at the release schedule tells me there’s not a lot of good stuff coming our way for a bit. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. At least the Flashback Film Festival will soon be upon us You know the one: the annual jamboree of classic films at the Galaxy that everyone loves. This year’s titles are (list alert!): A View to a Kill, Back to the Future, The Big Lebowski, Drunken Master (in Cantonese with subtitles!), Dune, Gremlins, Hot Fuzz, The Iron Giant, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Raising Arizona, Shaun of the Dead, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D, War Games and The World’s End. It’s a pretty sweet list. The Flashback Film Festival runs Feb. 2 to 8. /Shane Hnetka

Opening

Friday 19

12 STRONG Ugh, so this action movie is loosely based on the “true story” of the first U.S. army guys sent to Afghanistan after Sept. 11. Strong stars Thor and General Zod as army guys who fight Taliban tanks on horseback or something like that. At least that’s what the trailer tells me.

DEN OF THIEVES Gerard Butler is a cop fighting bank robbers (as opposed to cop-fighting bank robbers, which would be who this cop is fighting) in this Heat knock-off. Looks like a lot of gunfights and posturing, and not much else.

FOREVER MY GIRL This sappy-looking romantic drama is about a country singer who returns to his hometown only to find he has a young daughter with the woman he left at the altar. Looks like a fried crap fritter to me. Hopefully some movies on the award circuits will open in theatres here to give people something to see other than this mush. Also, where the hell is The Shape Of Water?

Friday 26

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE The final movie in The Maze Runner trilogy pits our (“our”) heroes against the evil bad guys of WICKED one last time for the fate of the world, or something like that. I guess we should just be grateful the studio didn’t turn this into two movies as has been the trend with previous young adult novel adaptations (see Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc.).

RPL Film Theatre

Thursday 18

7:00 GARBAGE WARRIOR Architect Michael Reynolds has created a template for a house that can be built with recycled materials. This doc follows his attempts to get his house mass-produced. Presented in partnership with Regina Advocates for Design, OPEN and the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

9:00 ON PUTIN’S BLACKLIST This documentary  looks at how the one-time Soviet state became a weird and powerfully corrupt country controlled by Putin and his crooked cronies.

Friday 19

7:00 THE FINAL YEAR A look at President Barack Obama and his team’s final year as they try to get as much done as possible before his term is up. Seems even more timely considering who (or rather what) took over as president.

9:00 ON PUTIN’S BLACKLIST

Saturday 20

7:00  ON PUTIN’S BLACKLIST

9:00 THE FINAL YEAR

Sunday 21

2:30 THE FINAL YEAR

7:00 ON PUTIN’S BLACKLIST

Wednesday 24

7:00 VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA Two American women meet a painter in Spain and both get involved with him romantically. Bow-chikka bowmp-bow.

Thursday 25

7:00 THE STAIRS This Canadian documentary looks at long-time drug users who live around Toronto’s Regent Park.

9:00 PARADISE This movie follows a woman who is arrested during WWII for hiding Jewish children as she is sent first to prison and then a concentration camp. I think the title might be ironic.

Friday 26

7:00 PARADISE

9:15 THE STAIRS 

Saturday 27

7:00 THE STAIRS

9:00 PARADISE

Sunday 28

2:30 THE STAIRS

7:00 PARADISE

Tuesday 30

7:00 LEFT BEHIND: THE MOVIE Wow! Where did the month go? It’s already time for 2018’s first Talkies, which, as always, falls on the last Tuesday of each month with, as always, host Jayden Pfeifer. In his monthly series, Pfeifer heckles crappy movies while they play. And this particular crappy movie looks reeeally bad. Left Behind is a 2001 cautionary tale wherein Cameron “Buck” Williams (played by science-skeptic, same-sex marriage opponent and pious man of faith Kirk Cameron) and various other heathens who find themselves “left behind” after righteous Christians are raptured-up to heaven in a plot with all the sophistication of something a pouting child might write, if that child had a concussion. It’s based on a 1995 novel by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, which I bet is a real page-turner.

Wednesday 31

7:00 TRACKS Mia Wasikowska goes for a really long walk across the Australian desert with a couple of camels and her dog. Sounds kinda nice. Maybe a little dehydratey.

Kramer IMAX

DREAM BIG: ENGINEERING OUR WORLD This documentary looks at the many marvels engineers make.

GREAT WHITE SHARK A documentary about great white sharks, which, contrary to what some goofs might still believe, do NOT attack beach-goers all day long.

PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME This doc looks at pandas and humanity’s efforts to protect them.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Well, people seem divided on the Star Wars saga’s latest installment. I’ve heard Prairie Dog people have come close to bar brawls over it. That said, few would argue against seeing it at the Kramer IMAX theatre because it looks awesome there.

LIVE MUSIC

Winterruption is in full swing this issue with great acts including Begonia, Tom Wilson and Mo Kenney. You probably wanna check that out. Another highlight: JACK 94.5FM’s battle of the cover bands rocks toward what will surely be an epic conclusion at the Revival Music Room. Onward to February!

Thursday 18

BEGONIA presented as part Winterruption with Close Talker and Bears In Hazenmore at the Exchange, show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

DUCHESS SAYS presented as part of Winterruption with Partner and The Florals at the Revival Music Room, show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

LOOK VIBRANT with Pop Pop Vernac at T+A Vinyl. $10 advance, $12 door.

Friday 19

DELHI 2 DUBLIN presented as part Winterruption with DJ Khanvict and Natural Sympathies at the Exchange. Show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

TOM WILSON presented as part Winterruption with Mariel Buckley and Belle Plaine at the Artesian. Show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

HOMO MONSTROUS with Neck Lace and a pre-show screening of the documentary Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution at 9 p.m. at O’Hanlon’s Pub.

SELCI with  LOA and ygretz at T+A Vinyl. $10 advance, $12 door.

EPIC at the Revival Music Room, show at 8:30 p.m. $5. See revivalmusicroom.com.

TEX C. BUCKMAN AND THE COUNTRY BAND at Eldorado Country Rock Bar.

Saturday 20

MO KENNEY presented as part Winterruption with Lindi Ortega and Megan Nash at the Exchange. Show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

LA RAQUETTE À CLAQUETTE presented as part Winterruption with Rayannah and Lord Byrun at the Artesian. Show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

RESONANCE at the Lancaster Taphouse, 8 p.m.

DARCY PLAYGROUND at the Revival Music Room, show at 8:30 p.m. $5.

BEN SEFTON at the Bearcats Lounge, 8 p.m.

TEX C. BUCKMAN AND THE COUNTRY BAND at Eldorado Country Rock Bar.

Sunday 21

BOLLYWOOD NIGHT presented by Tero Parbon Cultural Association with Indian Idol finalist and playback singer Torsha Sarkar at University of Regina Education Auditorium, 5:30–9:30 p.m. Adults $15, Students $10. 306-536-3538.

Monday 22

THE MINISTRY OF GROOVE at Bushwakker, 8 p.m. See bushwakker.com.

Tuesday 23

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

Wednesday 24

BRETT KISSEL with Dan Davidson and Guylaine Tanguay at Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentreevents.ca.

WINTER SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE with Ben Sefton, Devon Floyd, Jay Greenman, Regan Hinchcliffe, Tom Douglas, Trent Leggott and Neil Child at Bushwakker, 8 p.m. See bushwakker.com.

JACK 94.5FM BATTLE OF THE COVER BANDS featuring wildcard contenders from the first two rounds at the Revival Music Room. See revivalmusicroom.com.

WARES with Homo Monstrous, Spationauts and Witchknife at T+A Vinyl, show at 7:30 p.m. $10.

Thursday 25

DALE MAC at the Fat Badger, 9 p.m.

Friday 26

PORT NOISE (album release) with Newera and Johnny 2 Fingers & the Deformities at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

JJ VOSS with Justin LaBrash at the Revival Music Room, show at 8:30 p.m. $10. See revivalmusicroom.com.

BRODIE MONIKER at Bearcats Lounge, 8 p.m.

Saturday 27

AFTERNOON JAM at Broadway’s Lounge, 4–8 p.m.

SCYTHRA with Inverted Serenity and Augurium at SCES Club, show at 8 p.m. $10. See culturalexchange.ca.

METHOD 2 MADNESS at the Revival Music Room, show at 8:30 p.m. $5.

JJ VOSS at Lancaster Taphouse, 8 p.m.

RYAN HICKS at Bearcats Lounge, 8 p.m.

SKID WICKED at Broadway’s Lounge, 9 p.m.

Sunday 28

TRE TWITTY: THE ULTIMATE CONWAY TWITTY TRIBUTE with Tayla Lynn (granddaughter of Loretta Lynn) at Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Monday 29

JEFF MERTICK at Bushwakker, 8 p.m. See bushwakker.com.

Tuesday 30

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

Wednesday 31

JACK 94.5FM BATTLE OF THE COVER BANDS: FINALS with Metal Theatre and other finalists at the Revival Music Room. See revivalmusicroom.com.

LEXY DESJARLAIS at Bushwakker, 8 p.m. See bushwakker.com.

Thursday 1

OLD DOMINION with The Washboard Union and Cold Creek Country at Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentreevents.ca.

Saturday 3

RYAN PROSPER at Bearcats Lounge, 8 p.m.

Jazz & Classical

Saturday 20

RSO MASTERWORKS CONCERT This program features guest conductor Dina Gilbert and artist William Boan (violin) performing works by Brahms (Symphony No. 2) and Barber (Adagio for Strings and Violin Concerto). Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 21

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC FACULTY: STEINWAY REINAUGURATION CONCERT featuring Judy Levesque (piano), Katherine Dowling (piano), Miles Newman (trumpet), David Dick (trombone), Tamsin Johnston (oboe), Hyonsuk Kim (clarinet), Brent Ghiglione (trumpet) and soprano Helen Pridmore at University Theatre, 3–4:30 p.m. Admission by donation, with a reception afterwards. See uregina.ca.

Friday 26

LAILA BIALI (album release for Let Go) presented by the Regina Jazz Society at LeBistro (3850 Hillsdale), 8 p.m. See jazzregina.ca.

Saturday 27

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT This concert features works by Mozart (Oboe Quartet), Michael Oesterle (Sunspot Letters), Carl Neilsen (Serenata in vano) and Gustav Helsted (Decet). Government House, 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 28

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT This concert features works by Mozart (Oboe Quartet), Michael Oesterle (Sunspot Letters), Carl Neilsen (Serenata in vano) and Gustav Helsted (Decet). Government House, 2 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

CECILIAN CONCERT SERIES: WELCOME BACK TO REGINA Guest artists Erika Raum (violin) and Lydia Wong (piano) perform works by Mozart (Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301), Prokofiev (Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op 80), Saint-Saëns (Havannaise, Op. 83), Korngold (Much Ado About Nothing Suite Op. 11) and Tchaikovsky (Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34). Knox Met Church, 4 p.m. See cecilianconcertseries.ca.

Sunday 4

REGINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: COMIC ORCHESTRA This child friendly concert features a RSO string quartet and guest artist Christopher Hall (clarinet) performing a selection of works that poke fun at classical music rituals. Knox Met Church, with pre-concert activities at 2 p.m. and music at 3 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Karaoke Kalendar

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

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

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

BROADWAY’S LOUNGE Jan. 26, 9 p.m. 1307 Broadway Ave.

KING’S HEAD TAVERN Friday-Sunday & Tuesday, 8 p.m. 433 Albert St. N.

WESTERN PIZZA Friday nights. Glencairn Shopping Centre.

4 SEASONS Friday nights. 909 Arcola Ave.

CROWN & HAND Saturday nights. 6330 Dewdney Ave.

THEO BILLS Saturdays, 10 p.m. 530 Victoria Ave. E.

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

GALLERIES

Art Gallery of Regina

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

SYLVIA ZIEMANN: ACCIDENTAL UTOPIA In this exhibition of drawings and paintings the Regina artist envisions a post-apocalyptic future where animal/human hybrids work to build a utopian society. (Until Feb 23.)

THE ARTIST IS IN Short talks by emerging artists Edith Skeard, Greg Allen, Amber Phelps-Bondaroff and Meenakshi Manocha. (Jan. 31, 7 p.m.)

Dunlop Gallery: Central Branch

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

BEV PIKE: GROTTESQUE Exhibition of large-scale drawings which reimagine elaborately decorated grottos as leisure spaces for an underground civilization. Curated by Blair Fornwald. (Opening reception and artist talk Jan. 19 at 6 p.m., runs until March 25.)

ANNA ANTHROPY: HERDING CATS Puzzle-style video game about a “cat lady” out to befriend cats that explores subjects and situations often ignored in video games. (Jan. 19–April 4.)

SENSING ART TOUR Guided tour of the gallery and related arts activity designed for those who are visually impaired. (Jan. 27, 12:30–2 p.m.)

Dunlop Gallery: Sherwood Branch

6121 Rochdale Blvd. | dunlopartgallery.org

HEATHER CLINE: QUIET STORIES Exhibition of rural and urban landscapes combined with audio recordings where people discuss their connection to the places depicted. Curated by Wendy Peart. (Until March 14.)

ART IS OUR MIRROR Trade and make session hosted by Artist Trading Cards. (Jan. 27, 2–4 p.m.)

Fifth Parallel Gallery

Riddell Centre, University of Regina

SARAH TIMEWELL: LITTLE MEDICINE DRESS This BFA exhibition is inspired by the artist’s investigation into the traditional use of plants by Canada’s first peoples. (Until Jan. 26, with a closing reception Jan. 25 from 4:30–6:30 p.m.)

Hague Gallery

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

VERY GOOD PAINTERS Group exhibition featuring work by Evan Tyler, Simon Fuh, Annette Nedilenka, Jeff Morton, Karli Jessup and Nic Wilson that critiques notions of high art through the use of non-traditional art practices. (Opening reception Jan. 18 from 7–9 p.m., runs until Feb. 25.)

DRINK & DRAW SOCIAL Casual evening of art-making. (Jan. 19, 7–10 p.m. Free for Articulate Ink and Creative City Centre members, suggested donation of $5 otherwise.)

MacKenzie Art Gallery

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

JEFF FUNNELL: NOTES FROM THE INQUEST Exhibition of courtroom drawings from an inquest into the shooting death of Wasagamack Cree leader JJ Harper by a Winnipeg police officer in 1988. (Until Jan. 28, with an artist talk Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.)

BRETT GRAHAM: PIONEER Hybrid sculpture which blends references to a prairie schooner (covered wagon) and grain wagon to explore the impact of settlement on plains First Nations. (Until Jan. 28.)

JEANNE RANDOLPH: MY CLAUSTROPHOBIC HAPPINESS This project sees Randolph create a body of “fictocriticism” inspired by works from the gallery’s permanent collection that critiques our consumer culture. (Until Feb. 4.)

RE: CELEBRATING THE BODY Described as a reanimation of a 1976 project by N.E. Thing Co. Ltd. called Celebration of the Body, this project includes visual art, performance, video, dance, athletics and other media that critiques cultural stereotypes about the body and ability. Curated by Fabien Pinaroli, Timothy Long and Robin Poitras. (Opening celebration Jan. 26 at 7 p.m., runs until June 3.)

THURSDAY LATES Special programming held in conjunction with gallery programming. Events include a tour of Jeanne Randolph’s installation (Jan. 18, 7 p.m.) and sketching in the galleries (Jan. 25, 7 p.m.)

RECREATION, LIFE SKILLS, STORYTELLING & ART Drop-in program for immigrant women and children. Co-hosted with Regina Immigrant Women Centre. (Jan. 20, 27 and Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)

ART CONVERSATION SERIES Artists Jes Sachse and Carmen Papalia discuss the issue of accessibility. (Jan. 20, 2 p.m.)

Neutral Ground

2201 11th Ave. | neutralground.sk.ca

ART’S BIRTHDAY PARTY Annual celebration of visual art’s long-standing relevance in human society. Hosted by Neutral Ground at its temporary space. (Jan. 20, 8:30 p.m.)

Slate Fine Art Gallery

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

HEATHER CLINE: QUIET STORIES This is the second part of a joint exhibition with the Dunlop Gallery’s Sherwood Village branch. (Until Feb. 24.)

MUSEUMS

Government House

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

PERMANENT DISPLAY Revisit Saskatchewan’s past at the official residence of the province’s lieutenant-governor.

ARTFUL CONCEPTION Display of drawings from some of Saskatchewan’s earliest architectural firms that were produced in response to public and private commissions. Presented by the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan. (Until March 31.)

RCMP Heritage Centre

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

BUILDING BETTER PARTNERSHIPS: THE RCMP AND CANADA’S FIRST PEOPLES This exhibition explores the relationship between the force and Indigenous people dating back to the time of the North West Mounted Police. (Until Feb. 28, 2018.)

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.)

Royal Saskatchewan Museum

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

PERMANENT EXHIBITS A variety of interactive exhibits explore Saskatchewan’s geological past, natural environment, First Nations history and modern concerns about the planet’s ecological health.

MUSEUM’S CHOICE Touring exhibition of notable fossils (or replicas) from 11 Canadian natural history museums. (Until Jan. 31.)

Saskatchewan Science Centre

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

PERMANENT EXHIBITION Variety of hands-on exhibits exploring different scientific principles.

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame

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

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Featured are displays celebrating athletes and teams who have excelled at the provincial, national and international level along with a multi-sport simulator.

ON THE ICE AND WITHOUT A STICK Exhibition of artifacts celebrating sports outside of hockey that are played on ice. (Until Jan. 27.)