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Thursday 14

DOWN WITH LOVE Presented by the Winnipeg Comedy Fest with host Dean Jenkinson and comics Derek Seguin, Erica Sigurdson and Spenser Adamus. Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

ADULT SCIENCE NIGHT: VALENTINE’S DAY The annual Valentine’s Day edition has heart dissections, liquid nitrogen ice cream, DNA candy babies and love algorithms. Saskatchewan Science Centre, 7 p.m. $10.

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

FRENCH CONVERSATION CLASS This weekly class is geared to people with limited French language skills. George Bothwell Library, 7–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

COUGARS VS VIKINGS The Cougars ended the Canada West women’s basketball season with a two-game sweep of the #1 University of Saskatchewan Huskies. That earned them the third seed in the conference, and the right to host this best-of-three quarter final against Victoria. Kinesiology Centre, Feb. 14–16, with games at 7 p.m. each night. See reginacougars.com.

Friday 15

OPENING: SAKKIJÂJUK: ART AND CRAFT FROM NUNATSIAVUT Walkthrough by curator Heather Igloliorte and guest artists for the exhibition which features work by 47 Inuit artists from Labrador and includes works on paper, painting, photography, sculpture, textile works, and video. MacKenzie Art Gallery, 7:30 p.m.

STORYTELLERS NIGHT: THE LOVE WARRIORS This event celebrates the art of storytelling, with host Ashley Kilback and presenters Katie Marie Strong, Eddy Alvaro and Amy Tremblay. Artesian, show at 7 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

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

PATS VS EDMONTON OIL KINGS WHL hockey. Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

Saturday 16

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

LADIES LEARNING CODE Today’s session is called “jQuery for Beginners: Add Interactivity and Effects to Your Website”. Innovation Place, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See canadalearningcode.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP This weekend chess competition is hosted by Queen City Chess Club and Saskatchewan Scholastic Chess Association. Quality Hotel (1717 Victoria Ave.), Feb. 16–18. See saskchess.org.

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

FROM CHINA TO REGINA: THE HISTORY OF TEA This event includes a tea and presentation by Civic Museum of Regina curator Marlee Yule. Hotel Saskatchewan, 2:30–4:30 p.m. See heritageregina.ca.

REGINA WINTER PRIDE FUNSPIEL Hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Community of Regina. Highland Curling Club, registration at 6 p.m. Register at [email protected]

COOPINOY COMMUNITY NIGHT Family-friendly celebration hosted by Regina’s Filipino community with a focus on food, culture and sport. Laval High School, 6:30-10 p.m. Free admission.

UR IMPROV PRESENTS The theme of this show by student improv artists is Game Shows. LI215, University of Regina, 7 p.m.

Sunday 17

BROADWAY DIVAS! This annual fundraiser includes a tasty brunch and live performance of songs made famous on Broadway by female performers. Presented by Regina Lyric Musical Theatre. Wascana Golf Club, Noon. See reginalyric.com.

TECH BUDDIES Master your device with help from an expert volunteer. George Bothwell Library, Sundays from 1–2 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Monday 18

WASKIMO This winter festival includes both outdoor and indoor events including snow cricket, the Hole-lympics sleigh rides, an archery range, cosplay, VR arcade and live entertainment by local dancers, musicians and illusionists. There’s also a Polar plunge fundraiser for Special Olympics Saskatchewan. Wascana Centre and Conexus Arts Centre, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. See waskimo.com.

FAMILY FUN DAY Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre, with free entertainment and refreshments. College Avenue Campus, 1:30–3:30 p.m. 306-585-5748 or uregina.ca/cc/lifelong.

ED RODGER: SOUTH AMERICAN BIRDS This presentation, which focuses on birds of the pampas region, is hosted by Nature Regina. Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 7:30 p.m. See natureregina.ca.

Tuesday 19

ELDERS GATHERING This two-day event offers an opportunity to meet with Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota/Lakota, Dene, Nakota and Métis elders and learn about their role in Indigenous culture. First Nations University, Feb. 19–20, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Pre-register at bit.ly/EldersRegina.

UNCORKED This social gathering is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. Tonight’s guest is Val Sluth of Praxis Consulting. Mercedes-Benz Regina (755 Broad St.), 5–7 p.m. See wesk.ca.

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

HERITAGE WEEK PRESENTATION Margaret Kennedy of the University of Saskatchewan Department of Archaeology and Anthropology discusses Saskatchewan’s archaeological record over the last 300 years. Presented by Heritage Conservation Branch, Regina Archaeological Society and Regina Public Library. Central Library, 7 p.m. See heritageregina.ca.

MURDER BY THE BOOK Drop-in discussion group on mysteries. Central Library, 7–9 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

Wednesday 20

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS SERIES Guest presenter Katie Doke will discuss The Prairie Commons Project via a webinar broadcast at noon MST. Register at pcap-sk.org.

BENEFITS OF THE HAND DRUM Presentation on health benefits of drumming with Joanne Crofford. George Bothwell Library, 2–3 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

LIVING WELL ON RETIREMENT INCOME Workshop on budgeting and managing retirement income. Central Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

MORTGAGE FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED Financial presentation geared to self-employed people. George Bothwell Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PATS VS KOOTENAY ICE WHL hockey. Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

HERITAGE REGINA’S WINTER LECTURE SERIES: WILL CHABUN Third of five lectures examining Regina’s built and cultural heritage. Tonight: Will Chabun: “Airborne Over Regina: The Story of Regina’s Four Airports”. Artesian, 7 p.m. See heritageregina.ca.

DIALOGUE This live performance by Wen Wei Dance Company is presented by New Dance Horizons in partnership ?with University of Regina Theatre Department. University of Regina Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See newdancehorizons.ca.

WOW OPEN MIC Includes spoken word, stand-up comedy, music and more. Q Nightclub, 8 p.m.

CANADIAN CLUB LUNCHEON Guest speakers Archbishop Donald Bolen and Rabbi Jeremy Parnes discuss faith and religion. Executive Royal Hotel, registration at 11:30 a.m. Ticket deadline is Feb. 15. Call 306 545-2512 or e-mail [email protected]

Thursday 21

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING: A LANGUAGE REVIVAL Presentation by Louise BigEagle. College Avenue Campus, noon–1 p.m. $5. 306-585-5748 or uregina.ca/cc/lifelong.

HERITAGE FORUM The title of this forum, which is being held as part of Heritage Week, is “Heritage & Wellbeing: The Importance of Place”. It includes a keynote by Neal Kewistep, along with several other presentations. Delta Hotel, registration at 8:30 a.m., runs until 3:30 p.m. The forum will be followed by a free reception hosted by Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (2161 Winnipeg St.) at 7 p.m. See heritageregina.ca.

LAW LIBRARIAN ON SITE Opportunity to get assistance from a Law Society of Saskatchewan librarian on different legal questions. Central Library, 1–4 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

HEALTH SCIENCE PUB The title of this presentation by Ron Taylor (Saskatchewan  Health Authority) and  Alison Hamilton (Patient and Family Advisor) is titled “Who’s in Charge Here? Tales from Pasqua Hospital”. Bushwakker, doors at 5 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. See bushwakker.com.

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP Some computer experience is required for this workshop with artist Simon Fuh. Central Library, 6–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

BEGIN QUEST Gathering of people interested gaming to figure out a strategy for building the industry in Saskatchewan. Innovation Place, 7–9 p.m. E-mail [email protected] for more information.

TO REGINA, WITH LOVE Evening of storytelling on the topic of loves found and lost with theatre artist Gabrielle Dufresne. RPL Theatre, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

CRITIQUING YOUR BUSINESS IDEAS Workshop on how to evaluate a business idea. Central Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Friday 22

PERSONAL INCOME TAX TIPS Free presentation by Michelle Maier. College Avenue Campus, 10 a.m.–noon. 306-585-5748 or uregina.ca/cc/lifelong.

TABOO: NAUGHTY BUT NICE SHOW Annual sex-positive trade show with live entertainment, presentations and educational seminars. Conexus Arts Centre, 5 p.m.–midnight, Feb. 23 from 2 p.m.–midnight and Feb. 24 from noon–5 p.m. 19+. See taboosexshow.com.

PATS VS CALGARY HITMEN WHL hockey. Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

PASS THE HAT Live stand-up by local comics. SCES Club, 8 p.m.

REGINA WORD UP: CIPS QUALIFIER This is an invitational slam, with artists competing to represent Regina at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in Vancouver in April. Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m.

SNOWED IN COMEDY TOUR Stand-up extravaganza with comics Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn, Paul Myrehaug and Erica Sigurdson. Performing Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See reginapac.com.

CLUB 66 SOCIAL DANCE Music by Len Gadica. Regina Seniors’ Centre (2134 Winnipeg), 8 p.m. $12 members, $14 guests. Includes a light lunch. See dancinregina.com.

Saturday 23

REGINA FARMERS’ INDOOR MARKET Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. See reginafarmersmarket.ca.

TRADING CARD COLLECTIVE This make-and-trade event is co-hosted by Artist Trading Cards and the Regina Trading Card Collective. MacKenzie Art Gallery, 1 p.m.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI WEEKEND Family-friendly opportunity to rent equipment and try cross-country skiing. Co-presented with Fresh Air Experience. Wascana Place, Feb. 23–24, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Rental rates $10 adults, $5 children.

TRADITIONAL MÉTIS DOT PAINTING This workshop on a painting style that recalls bead work is presented by Leah Dorian. Connaught Library, 9:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m., with a second session at Sherwood Village Library from 2–5 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

IDENTITY THEFT & FRAUD PREVENTION Workshop on protecting yourself from scam artists. Prince of Wales Library, 3–4 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR Family-friendly walk through the downtown and Heritage neighbourhoods with warm-up stops and refreshments along the route to raise funds for YWCA programming to assist women and children. Registration begins at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral. See cnoy.org.

TASTE OF THE PHILIPPINES 2.0 This celebration includes a meal and cultural activities. Holy Trinity RC Church, cocktails at 5 p.m. Adults $20, Youth (age 6-12) $10, Children (5 & under) Free. Ticket deadline is Feb. 17. 306-543-3838.

SMALL BEGINNINGS GALA This benefit is being hosted by an organization devoted to supporting families who have children who have received treatment at neo-natal intensive care unit. Travelodge Hotel, 6 p.m. See smallbeginnings.ca.

MESSY & MOIST Live drag show by local performers with proceeds going to support local charities. Artesian, show 9 p.m. 19+. See artesianon13th.ca.

Sunday 24

HYPOTHERMIC HALF MARATHON This run includes half marathon, five and 10 km distances. Wascana Lake Pathway, staggered start between 9–10 a.m. See hypothermichalf.com.

YOUNG PICASSO This documentary celebrates the early career of Picasso, which art historians refer to as his Blue and Rose Periods. Cineplex Cinemas, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

BRIDAL AISLE This wedding themed trade show is geared to both brides and grooms. Hotel Saskatchewan 1–4 p.m. See bridalaisle.ca.

OSCAR VIEWING PARTY This party is hosted by Sean Dunham, Geremy Lague and Sonia Stanger of CJTR’s show Spoiler Alert. RPL Theatre, 7 p.m. Free admission.

Monday 25

REGINA REGIONAL TOURNAMENT Opening Night. See Ongoing.

ABORIGINAL BUSINESS MATCH: ECONOMIC RECONCILIATION IS IN YOUR HANDS This three-day conference seeks to build connections between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses and communities. Delta Hotel, Feb. 25–27. See aboriginalbusinessmatch.com.

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL Noon-hour travel presentation. Today: Destination t.b.a. Always wanted to go there. RPL Theatre, noon. See reginalibrary.ca.

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

FAMILY LAW ADVICE CLINIC This walk-in clinic operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-hosted with Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan. Central Library, 5:30–8:30 p.m. More information at 1-855-833-7257.

Tuesday 26

DIVAS DO IT AGAIN: JEWELLERY SWAP People are invited to bring up to five jewellery pieces. Connaught Library, 7–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

TOP FIVE MISTAKES START-UPS MAKE Workshop on business strategy. Central Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

FEMME SOUND SERIES PART 3: SOUNDCHECK & TROUBLESHOOTING Co-sponsored by SaskMusic and Girls Rock Regina, this workshop is presented by Jill Mack. IMP Labs (University of Regina), 7–10 p.m. Register at saskmusic.org.

BIRDS OF SASKATCHEWAN The launch for this 768 page guide to the 437 bird species that reside in Saskatchewan is hosted by Nature Saskatchewan. Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 7 p.m. See naturesask.ca.

TOASTMASTERS: OPEN HOUSE Opportunity to learn more about this organization which teaches leadership and public speaking skills. Knox Met Church, 7–8:30 p.m.

Wednesday 27

GRACIE Opening Night. See Ongoing.

TAX BENEFITS OF GROWING YOUR BUSINESS This luncheon presentation by Renée Lawrence is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. 200-1965 Broad St., noon–1 p.m. See wesk.ca.

OUTREACH BOOK CLUB Audio book club for people with vision loss. Today: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Central Library, 2–3 p.m. Register at 306-777-6019.

CINEMA POLITICA Tonight’s screening: Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein’s 2015 documentary on climate change, This Changes Everything. RPL Film Theatre, 6:30 p.m.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Richard Wagamese Indian Horse. Sunrise Library, 7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

JOB BANK & LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION Workshop on using data from Canada Job Bank to inform your career choice. Central Library, 7–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

WILLS & ESTATES Presentation on end of life financial matters. Sherwood Village Library, 7–8 p.m. See at reginalibrary.ca.

PATS VS RED DEER REBELS WHL hockey. Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

WOODROW LLOYD LECTURE: ANDREW NIKIFORUK The award-winning journalist’s  talk is titled “Pipelines & the Petro State”. Luther Auditorium, 7 p.m. See uregina.ca.

PLAYWRIGHTS READING SERIES This year’s theme is Playing With Truth. Tonight’s presenter is Canadian playwright Joan MacLeod. She’s the author of Gracie which Globe Theatre is presenting until March 17. RIC119, University of Regina, 8 p.m. See uregina.ca.

NIGHT MARKET This event features goods, services and refreshments provided by local vendors. Artesian, 5-9 p.m. $2, children 12 and under free. See thewrenyqr.ca.

Thursday 28

PRAIRIE DOG: NEW ISSUE DAY

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS SERIES Guest presenter Sean Chuan (Rangeland Research Institute, University of Alberta) discusses Rangeland Management and Carbon Sequestration via a webinar broadcast at noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

FASCINATING VOLCANOES Presentation by University of Regina scientist Stephen Cheng. College Avenue Campus, noon– 1 p.m. $5. 306-585-5748 or uregina.ca/cc/lifelong.

ART AND IDEAS Drop-in monthly presentation series about different art movements in history. Tonight: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Glen Elm Library, 6–7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

BOOK CLUB People are invited to bring their favourite book to share with others. George Bothwell Library, 7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. Regent Park Library, 7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS: PROS & CONS Workshop on different investment strategies. Central Library, 7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

REGINA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Tony Brigham (Rusty Shovel) discusses irrigation and water conservation in the garden. St. Paul’s Cathedral, 7 p.m. RHS members free, $5 non-members. See reginahortsociety.ca.

TRIVIA Tonight’s theme: the TV show Friends. Canadian Brewhouse (Grasslands), 7:30 p.m.

TAGGART & TORRENS: BAHDS ’N SUDS TOUR Live appearance by the popular podcast duo. Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

PRISM IMPROV: BOTCHED MOVIE NIGHT Live performance by local improv troupe on the theme of plot mix-ups for popular movies. Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Friday 1

MAP PRESENTATION SERIES Guest speaker Chelsea Jones discusses “Necessary Interruptions: Disability and the Problems of ‘Giving Voice’”. ED113, 3:30–4:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

TALKING FRESH The theme of this annual conference on writing is “Charades: Sounds like Writing and Translation”. Guest presenters include Joan MacLeod, Alexandra Shimo, Oana Avasilichioaei and Waubgeshig Rice. Artesian, March 1–2. See skwriter.com. Free admission.

ARCHERY CANADA INDOOR REGIONAL TARGET CHAMPIONSHIP This weekend tournament is hosted by Wascana Archers. 109 Hodsman Rd., 6–9 p.m., with additional sessions March 2–3. See wascanaarchers.ca.

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

Saturday 2

WASCANA RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS CLUB This invitational tournament features gymnasts from across western Canada. Regina Fieldhouse, March 2–3. See saskwrgc.com.

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

WASCANA PARK IN WINTER This field trip will be lead by Dan Sawatzky. Meet at Saskatchewan Legislature, 9 a.m.–Noon. See natureregina.ca.

SEEDY SATURDAY Seed exchange, sale of heirloom and heritage seed, and presentations on gardening. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission by donation.

USED BOOK SALE Proceeds from this sale go to Regina Cat Rescue to pay for veterinary care for abandoned kittens and cats. Malty National Brewing Co., 10 a.m.–8 p.m., March 3, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See reginacatrescue.com.

METROPOLITAN OPERA: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT Broadcast of an 1839 opera comique by Gaetano Donizetti that’s set during the Napoleonic Wars. Cineplex Cinemas, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY This workshop with Risa Horowitz will see people use their phone cameras to explore the area around Central Library. The workshop is in preparation for the project Photo Sensitive that will be held in April. Prior computer experience is required. Digital Media Studio (Central Library), 1–4 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PATS VS LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES Last time these teams met in Lethbridge on Feb. 5, goalie Max Paddock made 38 saves and the Pats escaped with a 2–1 shootout victory. Fans attending this game will have a chance to welcome back former Pats Jake Leschyshyn, Nick Henry and Scott Mahovlich, who were all traded to the Hurricanes earlier this season. Brandt Centre, 2:30 p.m. See reginapats.com.

AN EVENING IN GREECE This cultural celebration is hosted by Regina’s Greek community, and includes food, stand-up comedy by Angelo Tsarouchas and music by the Greek band Poseidon. Proceeds support Hospitals of Regina Foundation. Delta Hotel, 5:30 p.m. Tickets at [email protected] or 306-537-6991.

Sunday 3

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

Ongoing

IN THE CARDS This comedy by Caroline Russell King sees a reluctant psychic shepherd a man she knows she’s going to marry through the ups and downs of their relationship. Presented by Regina Little Theatre. Performing Arts Centre, Feb. 14–16 at 7:30 p.m. See reginalittletheatre.com.

REGINA REGIONAL TOURNAMENT Local competition for improv teams looking to qualify for the Canada Improv Games. Luther High School, Feb. 25–March 1 from 7:30–10 p.m. See improv.ca.

GRACIE This drama by Joan McLeod focuses on a young girl growing up in a faith community that faces a crisis of conscience when she reaches the marriageable age of 15. Globe Theatre, Feb. 27–March 17. See globetheatrelive.com.

FAMILY SERVICE REGINA: WALK-IN COUNSELLING Free one-hour counselling sessions Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30–4 p.m. at Family Service Regina (200-1440 Broadway Ave.), Wednesdays from 1–5 p.m. at Central Library, and Fridays from 1–5 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.

24 HOUR WRITE-IN Geared to local screenwriters, the Saskatchewan Filmpool is hosting a day-long event with introductory presentation of screenwriting and follow-up feedback on your script. Screenwriter Amanda Bermudez will be available to consult. The event is on Feb. 23, but registration is open now. See filmpool.ca.

WASCANA CENTRE ICE RINK This facility, near the marina by the lake’s east shore, is open 9 a.m.–10 p.m. It includes a heated change facility, washrooms and overhead lighting. See wascana.sk.ca.

PÎKISKWE-SPEAK This touring art and film installation invites conversation on reconciliation and the broader history of residential schools. The two participating artists are Beth Wishart MacKenzie and Lana Whiskeyjack. George Bothwell Library, until Feb. 28. See reginalibrary.ca.

INDIGENOUS STORYTELLING MONTH During the month of February, Central Library will host four drop-in programs: a crafting circle (Saturdays, 1–4 p.m.), elder in residence (Mondays, 7–9 p.m.), beading circle (Tuesdays, 6–9 p.m.) and traditional storytelling (Wednesdays, 7–8 p.m.). See reginalibrary.ca.

GLIMPSE OF THE TROPICS Flowers and other plants conjure up thoughts of tropical paradise. Sounds lovely. It’s -28 as I type this sentence. Regina Floral Conservatory (1450B 4th Ave.), open daily 1–4:30 p.m. until March 6. See reginafloralconservatory.ca.


LIVE MUSIC

Friday 15

FRIENDS OF FOES with DJ Dags at O’Hanlon’s.

THE BEN WINOSKI PROJECT at London Belle, 6 p.m.

BIG BAD STORM at the Revival Music Room.

SEPULVEDA BROTHERS at the Cure, 9 p.m.

Saturday 16

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

SOUL DEEP with guests at the Exchange, show at 7:15 p.m. See culturalexchange.ca.

BELLE PLAINE album release for Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath at the Artesian, show 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

SNAKE OIL ’80s Music Celebration at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

RAGGED EDGE at Broadway’s Lounge, 9 p.m.

WONDERLAND at the Revival Music Room.

RICH HOMIE QUAN with Pimpton at the Owl, doors at 8 p.m. 19+.

AMORE MUSICI at the Cure, 9 p.m.

VALENTINE’S PARTY with Crosstown at Regent Pub, 9 p.m.

Sunday 17

CARMANAH with Ocie Elliott at the Artesian, show 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

Monday 18

MIKE EDEL with Suncliffs at the Artesian, show 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

OPEN MIC at the Cure, 8 p.m.

Tuesday 19

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

Wednesday 20

HOME FREE the Timeless World Tour with High Valley at Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See conexusartscentreevents.ca.

TONGUE JUNGLE at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

Thursday 21

LITTLE BIG TOWN with Ashley McBryde and Midland at Brandt Centre, 7:30 p.m. See evrazplace.com.

THE STILLHOUSE POETS with Brent Nielsen at the Cure, 8 p.m.

Friday 22

POP POP VERNAC with DJ Dags at O’Hanlon’s.

UNRAVELING THE WILBURYS A Travelling Wilburys Tribute at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

KEITH BOMPHRAY at London Belle, 6 p.m.

A NOBODIES ACHIEVEMENT with Bones To Dust and guests at Cloud 9 Live.

MIDDLETOWN at the Revival Music Room.

Saturday 23

HERB & THE HUMANS album release for Fractured Stars in Empty Bars with Yama Hama and Doubt It at the German Club.

HELL HOUNDS with Northern Fallout, Singularity and Aiseiri at Cloud 9 Live.

DINNER & A SHOW SATURDAYS featuring music by Marie-Claire Winichuk at the Capitol, shows at 7 and 8:30 p.m. See thecapitol.club.

DAN SILLJER BAND at the Revival Music Room.

TAMING SUSAN at Broadway’s Lounge, 9 p.m.

Sunday 24

MATTHEW GOOD solo acoustic show with Poesy at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

Tuesday 26

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

Thursday 28

DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE featuring local artists at the Revival Music Room, show at 9 p.m.

Friday 1

THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE featuring a performance of the album Dark Side of the Moon, plus other well-known songs. Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See conexusartscentreevents.ca.

CHARLIE MAJOR at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

6 STRINGS LIVE at London Belle, 6 p.m.

UGLY AGAIN with DJ Dags at O’Hanlon’s.

RANDY WOODS BAND at the Revival Music Room, show at 9 p.m.

Saturday 2

DUELING PIANOS (dinner and show) featuring music by Chris Hamilton and Carlie Janelle Hinz at the Capitol, 7 and 8:30 p.m.

EMOTION REGINA PRE PARTY featuring Howla, Twogood, Seven Deadly Sins and more at Cloud 9 Nightclub, 9 p.m.

Sunday 3

DANIEL ROMANO album tour for Finally Free with Dead Soft at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

PRADA WEST with guests at Cloud 9 Nightclub, doors at 8 p.m. 19+.

Mid-Winter Blues Festival

See reginablues.ca for more information

Saturday 23

SON HOWLER at the Lancaster Taphouse, 8 p.m.

Monday 25

TERRAPLANE at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

Tuesday 26

AZ PARIS BAND at the Cure, 8 p.m.

Wednesday 27

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

Thursday 28

MOJO with Code Blue, Soul Deep and Billy Hughes & The Instigators at the Exchange, show at 7:30 p.m. All ages.

Friday 1

AMOS GARRETT & JULIAN KERR with Suzie Vinnick and Harpdog Brown and The Uptown Blues Band at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, show at 7:30 p.m. All ages.

Saturday 2

CALL ME MILDY (3:30 p.m.) with Mojo (2:30 p.m.) and Son Howler (1:30 p.m.) at the Cure. All ages.

AZ PARIS BAND (3 p.m.) with Billy and The Instigators (1:30 p.m.) at Bushwakker.

TERRAPLANE (3 p.m.) with Call Me Mildy (2 p.m.) and Jeff Mertick Band (1 p.m.) at the Lancaster Taphouse. All ages.

LIL’ ED & THE BLUES with Erja Lyytinen and The Manx Marriner Mainline at Casino Regina, show at 7:30 p.m. 19+. See casinoregina.com.

Jazz & Classical

Friday 15

JOURNEYS Guest artist Avan Yu (piano) has enjoyed an international concert career since age 14. Program includes works by Beethoven, Chopin, Oscar Peterson, Debussy and Liszt. Presented by the Regina Musical Club. Westminster United Church, 7:30 p.m. See reginamusicalclub.ca.

ANNUAL DESSERT AUCTION This fundraiser is presented by Jazz Regina and features a performance by an all-star Canadian band with Mike Downes, Robi Botos, Larnell Lewis, Ted Quinlan and Shirantha Beddage. LeBistro (3850 Hillsdale), show at 8 p.m. See jazzregina.ca.

Saturday 16

FRANK SINATRA AND BEYOND the guest artist for this RSO Pops concert is vocalist/pianist Tony DeSare. Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. see reginasymphony.com.

DINNER & A SHOW SATURDAYS featuring music by The Project at Capitol Restaurant, shows at 7 and 8:30 p.m. See thecapitol.club.

Sunday 17

THAT’S AMORE This fundraiser for Cecilian Chamber Series includes a meal and other refreshments, along with a performance of Broadway and opera songs by Adria McCulloch (soprano) and pianist Karen Klassen. Canadian Italian Club, 5 p.m. See cecilianchamberseries.ca.

Saturday 23

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT This chamber program includes works by Arthur Foote (A Night Piece), Beethoven (String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3), Violet Archer (Divertimento) and Saint-Saëns (Septet Op. 65). Government House, 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 24

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT This chamber program includes works by

Arthur Foote (A Night Piece), Beethoven (String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3), Violet Archer (Divertimento) and Saint-Saëns (Septet Op. 65). Government House, 2 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

BROADWAY & CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA Afternoon performance of well-known Broadway show tunes along with chocolate treats. Presented by Regina Philharmonic Chorus. DoubleTree Hilton, 2 p.m. See reginaphilharmonic.com.

Tuesday 26

MUSIC SEA TO SEA featuring the Prairie Chamber Choir with special guests the Vancouver Chamber Choir at Christ Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m. See prairiechamberchoir.ca.

Friday 1

FORWARD CURRENTS FESTIVAL This theme of this festival, which is co-presented by Regina Symphony Orchestra and mâmâwêyatitân centre, is “Raising Hope: Music and Mental Health”. Tonight’s program includes the RSO Chamber Players, Helen Pridmore (soprano), Saskatchewan Youth Ballet (with artistic director Michelle McMillan), Dan Innes (spoken word artist) and Gordon Gerrard (piano). mâmâwêyatitân centre, with a pre-concert talk at 6 p.m., and show at 7 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Saturday 2

FORWARD CURRENTS FESTIVAL This second night of this festival includes contributions by Regina Symphony Chamber Players and Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan. mâmâwêyatitân centre, with a pre-concert talk at 6 p.m., and show at 7 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

A GAME OF THRONES presented by Halcyon Chamber Choir with music from the TV show, Mozart and Handel at Knox Met Church, 7 30 p.m.

Sunday 3

FORWARD CURRENTS FESTIVAL This final night of this festival includes contributions by Gordon Gerrard (conductor), Steven Page (singer-songwriter) and Regina Symphony Orchestra. mâmâwêyatitân centre, with a pre-concert talk at 6 p.m., and show at 7 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

THE ROMANCE OF CHOPIN TO SCHUMANN presented by Cecilian Chamber Series with guest artist pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin at Knox Met Church, 3:30 p.m. See cecilianchamberseries.ca.


MOVIES

Opening

Wednesday 13

HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U A sequel to the surprise horror hit that mashed-up a slasher movie with Groundhog Day’s premise. The first film was written by Scott Lobdell, who incidentally wrote some of the 1990’s worst X-Men comics (he got better, but it took awhile). In this sequel, Jessica Rothe is stuck on the same day, getting killed over and over and over again, AGAIN.

ISN’T IT ROMANTIC Rebel Wilson is trapped in a romantic comedy. Sounds terrifying.

Thursday 14

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Robert Rodriguez directs this American adaptation of the classic Japanese manga Battle Angel Alita. Why the title change? Arbitrary and dumb. Also, the CG on Alita’s big, anime-style eyes is annoying and creepy. Apparently it’s better in the finished movie?

Friday 22

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD It’s the third movie in the popular animated series about vikings and their pet dragons. This time out, the gang searches for a new place to hide their dragons so they won’t be hunted. There isn’t anything else playing in theatres until March, so I guess this will do pretty good at the box office.

March 1

NOTHING! Nothing opens in wide release on March 1 — not here, anyway. There’s Tyler Perry’s final Madea movie, but that won’t come to Saskatchewan. Not a single Madea has to date.

Cineplex Flashback Film Series

BEING JOHN MALKOVICH This brilliant and weird movie from director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman plays Feb. 15–28. John Cusack is a loser who wants to be a great puppeteer. His world changes when he gets a job on the seventh-and-a-half floor of an office building and discovers a small door that leads into the head of actor John Malkovich. A masterpiece.

Classic Film Series

GONE WITH THE WIND It’s the 1939 tale of Southern folk whining about the North taking away their slaves or whatever, and falling in love with one another and then not, or something like that. Just a big, lavish soap opera about racist turds and I don’t understand why it’s considered great.

RPL Film Theatre

Friday 15

6:30 SHOPLIFTERS This Japanese movie about a family of shoplifters who take in a lost little girl is up for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards.

8:30 THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN Robert Redford stars in this bio-pic about an aging bank robber. Looks great from the trailers but Jorge told Steve it’s too boring to review.

Saturday 16

3:30 FAMILY MATINEE: BIG FISH Tim Burton’s 2003 tall tale about a man learning about his dying father’s life really draws attention to how much Ewan MacGregor looks like a young Albert Finney. Speaking of Finney, the legendary star of Tom Jones, The Dresser and Under The Volcano passed away on Feb. 7. He was 82. Finney was in a lot of great movies and was a five-time Oscar nominee. Rest in peace.

6:30 THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

8:30 SHOPLIFTERS

Sunday 17

6:30 SHOPLIFTERS

8:30 THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

Wednesday 20

6:30 REGINA SELECTS: CABIN BOY Chris Elliot’s weird 1994 comedy follows a young man who becomes a cabin boy and has adventures. Cabin Boy was produced by Tim Burton, who was originally going to direct but then Ed Wood came up.

Thursday 21

6:30 CINEMA CLASSICS: THE LOBSTER In Yorgos Lanthimos’ (The Favourite) brilliant 2015 movie, singles are sent to a resort where they must find a partner or be turned into an animal of their choice. A lobster, for instance.

Friday 22

6:30 A PRIVATE WAR Rosamund Pike stars as real-life journalist Marie Colvin, who reported from the frontlines on conflicts in Chechnya, Kosovo, Sri Lankan and Syria.

Saturday 23

3:30 FAMILY MATINEE: STARDUST Based on a Neil Gaiman novel, this film sees a young man get a big surprise when he enters a magic realm to retrieve a fallen star for the girl he loves.

6:30  AT ETERNITY’S GATE

8:30 A PRIVATE WAR

Sunday 24

7:00 THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS WITH CJTR’S SPOILER ALERT! Watch the Oscars live on the big screen with the help of CJTR’s Spoiler Alert! crew.

Tuesday 26

6:30 TALKIES: DUNE I wrote the first draft of this column on Feb. 6 but I see it’s apparently the end of the month already. And that means (drumroll) it’s time for another Talkies with Jayden Pfeifer. This month’s special turkey is David Lynch’s adaptation of Dune. I still wonder what Lynch’s Return of the Jedi would’ve been like.

Wednesday 27

6:30 CINEMA POLITICA: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING Documentary about the global warming crisis.

Thursday 28

6:30 URBAN NDN FILM NIGHT This special screening features works by different artists. Presented by Sâkêwêwak and the Dunlop Art Gallery.

Kramer IMAX

AMAZON ADVENTURE This educational film dramatizes explorer and bug aficionado Henry Bates’ 19th-century expedition to the Amazon basin.

PANDAS This Eleanor Shellstrop-narrated documentary looks at the reintroduction of pandas to the wild.

ROBOTS 3D A documentary about robots and how they affect the world, and stuff.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN EXPRESS This documentary takes a trip through the Canadian mountains and shows how the railroad was built.