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Thursday 25

THE MUSIC SHOPPE Opening Day. See Ongoing.

FRENCH CONVERSATION This class is geared to new French learners. George Bothwell Library, 7–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

FROM MEDICINE TO TOXIN Presentation by University of Regina historian Donica Belisle on the global history of sugar. Central Library, 6–7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

REGINA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Jackie Bantle discusses how to grow unusual vegetables such as artichokes, mouse melons and more. St. Paul’s Cathedral, 7 p.m. RHS members free, $5 non-members. See reginahortsociety.ca.

INSIDE THE CIVIC MUSEUM Step back in time to learn about letter writing tools and techniques from the past. You’re asked to bring a favourite pen. Paper Umbrella (2724 13th Ave.), 7–8:30 p.m. See civicmuseumofregina.com.

Friday 26

COLLEGE AVENUE CAMPUS ART TOUR Guest speaker is Alex King, curator/preparator for the President’s Art Collection at University of Regina. Lifelong Learning Centre, 10-11:30 a.m. Free admission. 306-585-5748 or uregina.ca/cce/lifelong.

OUR BEST TO YOU This arts and craft show features over 200 Canadian artisans. International Trade Centre, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., April 27 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and April 28 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults $5, 17 and under free. See signatures.ca.

BOOK & MUSIC SALE This sale includes books, CDs, vinyl and DVDs, along with baked goods and other refreshments. Knox Met Church, noon–7 p.m., April 27 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 306-525-9128.

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS SERIES WEBINAR Julie Landry-Deboer: “Predictive Models for Occurrence of Grassland Songbirds in Alberta”. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAYS People are invited to drop off their chemicals, paint, fertilizers, aerosols, batteries, light bulbs, propane tanks and rimless tires for disposal. Hosted by the City of Regina. 2400 6th Ave., 4–7 p.m. See regina.ca.

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

A WEEKEND WITH FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT Fifth of five lectures hosted by Heritage Regina. Tonight, John Robinson presents talks at the Artesian at 6:30 and 8 p.m. on Frank Lloyd Wright and “The Art of the Home”. On Saturday at 7 p.m., there will be a reception and further discussion about Wright’s famous home and glass designs at Crave Restaurant. See heritageregina.ca.

CAT & NAT: #MOMSTRUTH Live appearance by two women who have garnered an online following for their satiric/honest take on motherhood. Casino Regina, 7 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR Screening of short films documenting mountain adventures. Sheldon-Williams Collegiate, April 26–27 at 7 p.m.

HIGH IMPACT WRESTLING: SPRING MELTDOWN 2019 Live professional wrestling with guest grappler Lisa Marie Varon. Highland Curling Club, 7:30 p.m. See hiwcanada.com.

REGINA WORD UP YOUTH STAGE Guest artist at this spoken word and open mic event is Jillian Christmas. Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m.

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

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

Saturday 27

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

GRANDMOTHERS 4 GRANDMOTHERS This sale of fabric, yarn, knitting needles, thread and more supports relief efforts for African children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Glen Elm Church (1825 Rothwell St.), 10 a.m.–3 p.m. See grandmothers4grandmothersregina.com.

EVERYBIRDY DESERVES A HOME This event is hosted by Nature Conservancy Canada at Fairy Hill north of Regina on Hwy #6, and involves installing houses for mountain bluebirds and tree swallows. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. See events.natureconservancy.ca.

SPRING BOOK SALE This sale features books in all genres and formats for readers of all ages. Sunrise Library, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

DEATH CAFÉ This discussion about end of life issues is hosted by Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association. George Bothwell Library, 1–3 p.m. Register at [email protected]

INTRODUCTION TO UNITY 3D GAME SOFTWARE This workshop is in the Digital Media Studio. Central Library, 1–4 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

LETTER WRITING FROM SCRATCH Create your own paper, ink and pen at this workshop. Albert Library, 1:30–4 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

ID WORKSHOP FOR INTERMEDIATE BIRDERS This is the last of four workshops presented by Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas. Today: wrens, thrushes, sparrows and related songbirds. Glen Elm Library, 2–4 p.m. See sk.birdatlas.ca.

CAMPING 101 Lean the basics of camping and the benefits it provides. Regent Place Library, 2–3 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

RISE OF THE WONDER WARRIOR Roller derby action with junior game at 4 p.m. and senior game at 6 p.m. Hosted by Pile O’ Bones Derby Club. Callie Curling Club. Tickets $12 advance, $15 door, Kids 10 and under Free.

SASKATCHEWAN BOOK AWARDS Up for grabs at the 26th annual gala are 10 writing and four publishing awards. The evening begins with a prairie buffet, and host is former Regina Symphony Orchestra maestro Victor Sawa, with a performance by hoop dancer Terrance Littletent. Conexus Arts Centre, 5:30 p.m. See bookawards.sk.ca or 306-569-1585.

REGINA RED SOX DINNER & AUCTION Guest speaker is former Canadian major league slugger Matt Stairs, who holds the distinction of having played for more teams (13) than any other position player in MLB history. Turvey Centre, 6 p.m. See reginaredsox.com or call 306-529-8509 for tickets.

MAPSS GALA This semi-formal event features a showcase of work by University of Regina fine art students in the music, theatre, visual arts and film departments. Fifth Parallel Gallery, doors at 6:30 p.m.

WINNIPEG COMEDY FEST Live stand-up comedy with Big Daddy Tazz, Erica Sigurdson, Yumi Nagashima, Nikki Payne, K. Trevor Wilson and Johnny Bagpipes. Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

LAUGH SHOP ON TOUR Stand-up comedy with Scott Belford and Ainsley McPhail. Ramada Hotel, show at 8:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

A WEEKEND WITH FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT See April 26.

OUR BEST TO YOU See April 26.

BOOK & MUSIC SALE See April 26.

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR See April 26.

Sunday 28

THEATREFEST 2019 Opening day. See ongoing.

YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL Opening Day. See Ongoing.

SPORTSWORLD COLLECTIBLES SPORTSFEST Features over 50 sports memorabilia vendors from across the prairie provinces. Conexus Arts Centre, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

REMBRANDT This documentary focuses on work by the Renaissance master that’s in the collections of London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Cineplex Cinemas, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

DAY OF MOURNING Public gathering to commemorate workers killed or injured on the job. Hosted by Regina & District Labour Council and partners. Queen Elizabeth Court (City Hall), 1–2 p.m., with a post vigil reception at the Union Centre (2709 12th Ave.).

WRITING ROMANCE FICTION This workshop with Madelon Smid is co-hosted with the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. George Bothwell Library, 1–4 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

ELECTRONIC DRUM PROGRAMMING This workshop on beat making is in the digital media suite. Central Library, 1 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

HOW TO GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED This workshop with author Jason Sylvestre will cover everything from starting a writing project to approaching publishers. Sherwood Village Library, 2–3 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

TOUCH FOOTBALL SKILLS SESSION This event offers people 15 and up a chance to learn skills associated with different football positions. Hosted by Regina Touch Football. Riffel High School, 3–5 p.m. See rtfi.ca.

PUB TRIVIA This event includes two rounds of trivia and great prizes. O’Hanlon’s, 7:30 p.m. $5.

OUR BEST TO YOU See April 26.

Monday 29

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

CRACKING LABOUR’S GLASS CEILING This is a launch for a book that offers a feminist perspective on labour history. Guest speakers include Sarah Ahenakew, Barb Byers, Cindy Hanson and Donna Smith. Tommy’s Speakeatery, 7 p.m. Free admission.

Tuesday 30

MAY DAY MOVIE NIGHT Screening is the 2018 documentary The Right to Learn about the dramatic increase the cost of education. Hosted by Regina & District Labour Council, Regina Public Interest Research Group and partners. ED619, University of Regina, 6:30 p.m.

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

D.M. DITSON: WIDE OPEN Book launch for a memoir where the author recounts her struggles to overcome PTSD from sexual assault. Bushwakker, 7 p.m. See dmditson.ca.

Wednesday 1

MAY DAY PARADE This gathering is part of a week-long celebration marking May Day and the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. Parade departs from Union Centre (2709 12th Ave.) at 6 p.m. and proceeds to the Legislative Building. The parade is followed by an after party at Rebellion Brewing.

DIGITAL ART BASICS: REVIVING OLD PHOTOGRAPHS Bring some old photos to this workshop and learn how to upgrade them through digital technology. Central Library, 6:30–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

BOOK VS FILM DISCUSSION Tonight’s novel/movie: Robyn Cadwallader’s The Anchoress. Prince of Wales Library, 7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

INTRODUCTION TO VERMICOMPOSTING Workshop on using worms to create nutrient rich soil from food waste. Regent Place Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

INTRODUCTION TO SPRING BIRDWATCHING Presentation by naturalist Jared Clarke on recognizing different local bird species. Sunrise Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Thursday 2

CANADIAN PRAIRIE CHAMPIONSHIP This four-day event features synchronized swim teams from across western Canada. Hosted by Synchro Saskatchewan and Regina Synchro. Lawson Aquatic Centre, May 2–5. See synchrosask.com.

BIBLIO FILES: A HISTORY OF THE REGINA PUBLIC LIBRARY Guest speakers are Anne Campbell, Jeannie Mah and Susan Birley who recently published a history of the RPL. Lifelong Learning Centre, noon–1 p.m. $5. 306-585-5748 or uregina.ca/cce/lifelong.

LIVEWELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS Presentation on self-management of pain, fatigue and other symptoms of chronic conditions. Presented by Saskatchewan Health Region. Sunrise Library, 1–3:30 p.m. Register at 306-766-7370.

YWCA WOMEN OF DISTINCTION This annual event honours women in over a dozen areas for their leadership and community service. Proceeds support YWCA programming and services. Queensbury Centre, 5:30 p.m. See womenofdistinctionregina.com.

LABOUR THEMED POETRY SLAM This gathering is part of a week-long celebration marking May Day and the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. Hosted by Regina & District Labour and partners. Bushwakker, with a spoken word workshop at 7 p.m. and slam at 8 p.m.

DEUTSCH TREFF Social gathering for people interested in practicing their German. It’s held on the first Thursday of every month and all language levels are welcome.  Stone’s Throw Coffee Collective, 7 p.m. See dasschulhaus.org.

MORTGAGE ESSENTIALS FOR HOME BUYERS Presentation on the financial basics of mortgages. Central Library, 7–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

BIG PAINT NIGHT Social evening of art-making. George Bothwell Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

TOP TEN TECH TIPS This presentation covers computer, smart phone and camera use. Regent Place Library, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PRISM IMPROV: SEASON 2 CLOSER Live performance by local improv troupe. Proceeds from the show go to Regina Sexual Assault Centre. Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. See creativecitycentre.ca.

FRENCH CONVERSATION See April 25.

Friday 3

NATIONAL SCHOOL CLIMATE STRIKE This student rally to support action to address climate change starts with a march from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum at 10 a.m. followed by a rally at the Legislature at 11 a.m. See cop24climatestrike.com.

JANE’S WALK Learn about Regina’s history and culture via guided walking tours of different neighbourhoods in the city. May 3–5. See janeswalkyqr.org.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE & WORKERS Week-long May Day celebration winds up with a karaoke evening. Q Nightclub, 7 p.m.

I [HEART] ARTESIAN This benefit for the Artesian with host Kris Alvarez includes music by Megan Nash, Kara Golemba, poetry from Gerald Hill and a performance by Hitchhikers Improv Company. Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

OBSERVATORY TOUR Hosted by Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Regina Centre). Kalium Observatory at Science Centre, 9 p.m. See regina.rasc.ca.

BEGINNERS YOGA See April 26.

CANADIAN PRAIRIE CHAMPIONSHIP See May 2.

BEGINNER BRIDGE LESSONS This course is geared to beginners, and runs for eight consecutive Fridays starting tonight at 6:30 p.m. No partner required. 1440 Broadway Ave. For more info call 306-586-7044 or visit reginabridge.com.

Saturday 4

STRAWBERRY FAIR Annual social with craft, baking and gardening tables, café with strawberry themed refreshments and flats and half-flats of fresh strawberries for sale. St. Paul’s Cathedral, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Admission by donation. See stpaulsregina.com or call 306-522-6439 ext. 2.

REGINA FARMERS’ OUTDOOR MARKET City Square Plaza, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. See reginafarmersmarket.ca.

REGINA RAILFEST 2019 This event features model railroad layouts and related displays and vendors. Hosted by Echo Valley Railroad Guild. Callie Curling Club, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., May 5 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. See reginarailfest.com.

SASKATCHEWAN ENTERTAINMENT EXPO This event follows in the footsteps of the old Regina Fan Expo but features a new and better organizing group. The focus remains on celebrating science-fiction, fantasy, anime and comics. Celebrity guests include Adrian Paul, Laura Vandervoort, Laurie Holden, Brittney Karbowski and LeVar Burton. There’s also a screening of Degrassi High: School’s Out tonight at Rainbow Cinemas at 7:30 p.m. with guests Pat Mastroianni (Joey Jeremiah) and Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin Ryan). International Trade Centre, May 4–5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. See regina.saskexpo.com.

RYBACK SEVENS 2019 One day rugby tournament featuring competition in men’s, women’s, and U18 boys’ and girls’ categories. Regina Rugby Union (4025 25th Ave.), 11 a.m.

SPRING BEAR 3D This outdoor shoot is hosted by Wascana Archers at their outdoor facility. Archers of all ages and abilities are welcome. May 4–5, registration at 8 a.m. See wascanaarchers.ca.

PREMIERE SCREENING This showcase of new work by Saskatchewan filmmakers includes a feature film at 2 p.m. (Book of Trespasses) and over a dozen short films by local filmmakers at 7 p.m. Hosted by Saskatchewan Filmpool Co-op. Artesian. See thefilmpool.ca.

SWINGING WITH THE STARS After weeks of practice, eight celebrities slip on their dance shoes for real at this charity gala dinner where they perform with professional partners. Guest dancers include Brianne Urzada, Kellie Garrett, Vicky Tanton, Amanda Ruller, Zack Evans, Cadmus Delorme, George Chami and Shawn Hazen. Proceeds to Hope’s Home. International Trade Centre, reception at 6 p.m. See hopeshome.org.

MONSTER SPECTACULAR Get your fossil fuel-burning fix at this showcase of monster trucks, motocross and lawnmower races. Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See evrazplace.com.

BAD BOY OF HYPNOSIS Live performance by David Curran who has wowed Vegas crowds with his adults-only hypnotism show. Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

CANADIAN PRAIRIE CHAMPIONSHIP See May 2.

Sunday 5

WALK SO KIDS CAN TALK This fun 5K walk/roll is a fundraiser for Kids Help Phone. Start location is University of Regina Riddell Centre, registration at 10 a.m., walk at 11:30 a.m. See walksokidscantalk.ca.

MOTHER’S DAY TEA The noon and 1:10 p.m. sittings have a light lunch ($15), while the 2:20 and 3:30 p.m. sittings have dainties ($10). Hosted by Regina Garden Associates, with entertainment by Voices of the Valley. Regina Floral Conservatory (1450B 4th Ave.). Advance tickets only. See reginafloralconservatory.ca or call 306-781-4769.

JOE FAFARD: PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF LIFE This memorial service to the late Saskatchewan artist is hosted by the Hamon-Fafard family and is open to the public. MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2 p.m.

STEPS FOR LIFE This fundraising walk is hosted by Threads For Life which is dedicated to promoting awareness about workplace injuries and how to prevent them. Wascana Centre, noon–2 p.m. See stepsforlife.ca.

INDIGENOUS DRUM MAKING TEACHINGS Keith Bird discusses the relationship between Indigenous culture and spirituality. Sherwood Village Library, 1–4 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

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

REGINA RIOT VS MANITOBA FEARLESS The Riot open defence of their 2018 Western Women’s Canadian Football League championship against the Fearless. The team will then play games in Saskatoon against the Valkyries (May 11) and in Winnipeg against the Wolfpack (May 26) before hosting the Valkyries on June 2. Mosaic Stadium, 2 p.m. See reginariotfootball.com.

ROCK OF AGES Touring production of the popular Broadway musical which celebrates the glam rock/pop music of the 1980s. Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentreevents.ca.

PUB TRIVIA This event includes two rounds of trivia and great prizes. O’Hanlon’s, 7:30 p.m. $5.

SASKATCHEWAN ENTERTAINMENT EXPO See May 4.

SPRING BEAR 3D See May 4.

CANADIAN PRAIRIE CHAMPIONSHIP See May 2.

REGINA RAILFEST 2019 May 2.

Monday 6

NEWCOMER EMPLOYMENT WEEK LAUNCH Learn about programs and services available to help newcomers find employment. Central Library, noon–1 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR BANQUET This semi-formal prairie buffet is a fundraiser for Souls Harbour Rescue Mission. Conexus Arts Centre Convention Hall, 6 p.m. See .shrmsk.com.

COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING CLASS FOR WOMEN These free classes run on Monday and Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for a six week period starting tonight. The classes are presented by Amakon Women Empowerment and will be held at mamaweyatitan centre. Register at amakontwf.com under IT Literacy Program.

Tuesday 7

WAR BOOK CLUB This discussion group is focused on military history. Central Library, 7–9 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

CHEWSDAY CHALLENGE See April 30.

Wednesday 8

REGINA FARMERS’ OUTDOOR MARKET City Square Plaza, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. See reginafarmersmarket.ca.

MAY FLOWERS STITCHED PAMPHLET This workshop with artist Gerda Osteneck uses handmade paper and wildflower seeds to make a pamphlet. Sunrise Library, 6–9 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Michelle Obama, Becoming. Sunrise Library, 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

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

MANAGING ANXIETY Presentation by Kent Klippenstine on understanding and coping with anxiety. Sherwood Village Library, 7–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Thursday 9

PRAIRIE DOG: NEW ISSUE DAY Greg’s got a story on urban wildlife and the Cathedral Village Arts fest guide will be inside. Also: surprises! That’s what we call it when we really don’t know what we’re doing in two weeks: surprises.

WASCANA ART & CRAFT SHOW & SALE This event features original art and craft from the Aurora Art Guild and Prairie Artists Guild. Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., May 10 from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. with a reception at 6:30 p.m., and May 11 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free admission.

INDIA 2018: JOURNEY TO LEDAKH Guest speaker is Annette Marche. Lifelong Learning Centre, noon–1 p.m. $5. 306-585-5748 or uregina.ca/cce/lifelong.

REGINA WORD UP This poetry slam features the youth team finals and is co-presented with Listen to Dis Community Arts Organization and International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. Guest artist is bassam. Artesian, doors at 5:30 p.m.

SASKATCHEWAN FASHION WEEK Organizers have announced that this will be the last year for this presumably popular event. It involves a three day showcase of local fashion designers and retail outlets, along with live music and dance performances, after-parties, and more. Sound Stage (1831 College Ave.), May 9–11. See saskfashionweek.com.

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

FRENCH CONVERSATION This class is geared to new French learners. George Bothwell Library, 7–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

LIVEWELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS See May 2.

CANADIAN CLUB OF REGINA LUNCHEON Guest speaker is Saskatchewan Advanced Education Minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor. Conexus Arts Centre, registration at 11:30 a.m. RSVP by May 6 at 306-545-2512 or e-mail [email protected]

Friday 10

REGINA REGIONAL HERITAGE FAIR Student display of projects exploring Saskatchewan’s heritage. Campus Regina Public (1069 14th Ave. E.), time t.b.a. See heritagesask.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN PET EXPO This trade show offers a variety of products and services for pet owners, plus related activities for people and pets. International Trade Centre, 2–9 p.m., May 11 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. See evrazplace.com.

SPRING ONE-ACTS CABARET Regina Little Theatre fundraiser, features bar and food service along with several one-act plays. Performing Arts Centre, May 10–11, doors at 6:30 p.m. See reginalittletheatre.com.

CLUB 66 SOCIAL DANCE 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.

WASCANA ART & CRAFT SHOW & SALE See May 9.

SASKATCHEWAN FASHION WEEK See May 9.

BEGINNERS YOGA See April 26.

Saturday 11

ROYAL ROAD RACE This competitive road race includes 5K and 10K runs, along with wheelchair and mini-Mountie (for kids 10 and under) events. The race will be held at the RCMP training academy, and includes a breakfast buffet. Opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m. See raceroster.com.

REGINA FARMERS’ OUTDOOR MARKET City Square Plaza, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. See reginafarmersmarket.ca.

PRAIRIE GAME EXPO People of all ages and skill levels are invited to play board, miniature and role-playing games. Presented by ComicReaders. Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Free admission, canteen on site. See forums.saskgames.com.

LAWN BOWLING: OPEN HOUSE This event offers the opportunity to learn about different programs offered by the Regina Lawn Bowling Club. Victoria Ave. & Queen St., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See reginalawnbowlingclub.ca.

METROPOLITAN OPERA: DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES Broadcast of an opera written by Francis Poulenc in 1956 about a group of nuns during the French Revolution. Cineplex Cinemas, 10 a.m. See cineplex.com.

ONE TAKE SUPER 8: GETTING STARTED This drop-in event offers a chance to learn the basics on shooting with a Super8 camera. Central Library (Digital Media Suite), 1:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

MENTAL HEALTH TRADE SHOW Learn about different agencies and programs to assist those living with mental health issues and people who support them. Central Library, 1–4 p.m., with presentations at 2 and 3 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

HIGH HEELS & HIGH HOPES V. 2.0 Includes dinner and performances by top Canadian drag queens. Hosted by Flo Mingo and Jefferson, with live music by Nick Faye. Proceeds to support Carmichael Outreach. Ramada Plaza, 5 p.m. See highheels.eventbrite.com.

WASCANA ART & CRAFT SHOW & SALE See May 9.

SASKATCHEWAN FASHION WEEK See May 9.

SPRING ONE-ACTS CABARET See May 10.

SASKATCHEWAN PET EXPO See May 10.

Sunday 12

STREAM OF DANCE FESTIVAL Opening Day. See Ongoing.

PUB TRIVIA This event includes two rounds of trivia and some great prizes. O’Hanlon’s, 7:30 p.m. $5.

Ongoing

THE MUSIC SHOPPE Premier of a new musical written by Edward Willett which is set in a magical and mysterious music store in downtown Regina. The production features a number of well-known rock and pop songs. Presented by Regina Lyric Musical Theatre. MacKenzie Art Gallery Shumiatcher Theatre, April 25–28. See reginalyric.com.

OPENING NIGHT This comedy by Norm Foster sees a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary with an evening at the theatre have their evening upended by some madcap antics. Presented by Regina Little Theatre. Performing Arts Centre, April 25–27 at 7:30 p.m. See reginalittletheatre.com.

THEATREFEST 2019 This annual festival features theatre companies from Regina, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw and other Saskatchewan towns performing plays. Performances are held each evening at 7:30 p.m. Adjudicator is Kenn McLeod. Performing Arts Centre, April 28–May 4. See theatresaskatchewan.com for the performance schedule.

YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL This event offers seven free afternoon and evening workshops that run between April 28 to May 13. A range of local and visiting artists are involved, and workshops involve music, improv, visual art, spoken word and more. Artesian. Register at artesianon13th.ca.

MAKING TREATY 4 Created by an ensemble of 10 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, this performance explores the history and contemporary significance of Treaty 4 which was signed in 1874 and covers most of southern Saskatchewan. Globe Theatre, until April 28. See globetheatrelive.com.

STREAM OF DANCE FESTIVAL This festival is presented by New Dance Horizons in partnership with University of Regina Theatre Department. University of Regina Theatre, May 12–16. See newdancehorizons.ca.

SUMMER BLOSSOMS Display of flowers and other plants that conjure up thoughts of summer. Regina Floral Conservatory (1450B 4th Ave.), open daily 1–4:30 p.m. April 26–June 9. See reginafloralconservatory.ca.


LIVE MUSIC

Thursday 25

THE TEA PARTY The Black River Tour at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

EILEEN LAVERTY Artesian, show at 8 p.m. See artesianon13th.ca.

AVA WILD with guests at the Cure, show at 9 p.m.

DUO COFRADIA Slate Gallery, show at 7:30 p.m. $20 advance, $25 door.

MOTHER NIGHT with guests at the Revival Music Room.

HYPESETTERZ the Bring the House Down tour with Shrug, Heviicide, Chevy Daly and Zovah at Cloud 9 Live.

Friday 26

COLICCHIE The Road to Recovery Tour with Big Mo Music, UNLTD Music Group, Doh-Ski, Twizted Moses, E.coli and Sam Cole at the Exchange. See theexchangelive.ca.

B.A. JOHNSTON with DJ Dags at O’Hanlon’s.

HALF HALLOWEEN featuring local bands performing tribute sets to other artists. Lineup includes Trash Hawks, Doubt It, Herb & The Humans, Babia Majora, Hit The Streets, Midnight Gallows and Dustin & Matt. German Club, show at 8 p.m. Proceeds to the club.

TIM RICHARDS at London Belle, 6 p.m.

RALPH ELL & THE BLAZERS at the Revival Music Room.

DUO COFRADIA at Slate Gallery, show at 7:30 p.m. $20 advance, $25 door.

Saturday 27

DUELLING PIANOS with Chris Hamilton and Carlie Hinz. Lancaster Taphouse, 7 p.m.

FOGDOG with guests at the Revival Music Room.

THE FAPS with MechaDroid and Julius Sumner. Mercury Café, show at 10 p.m.

MARISSA BURWELL Dinner & Show at the Capitol, 7 and 8:30 p.m.

KING FOR A DAY at Tommy’s Speakeatery, 8:30 p.m.

IT’S A SECRET at Broadway’s Lounge, 9 p.m.

Sunday 28

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT featuring local singer-songwriters. Creative City Centre, 2–4 p.m. By donation. See creativecitycentre.ca.

THE SHIVERETTES album release with The Definitelays. T+A Vinyl and Fashion, 9 p.m. $10.

Monday 29

DIZZY with guests at the Exchange. See theexchangelive.ca.

BILLY HUGHES & THE INSTIGATORS at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

OPEN MIC at the Cure, 8 p.m.

Tuesday 30

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

Wednesday 1

LOGAN MCKILLOP & JIM MCKILLOP at Creative City Centre, 8 p.m. All ages. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Thursday 2

WINTERSLEEP with Partner at the Exchange. See theexchangelive.ca.

Friday 3

A SALUTE TO THE EXCHANGE hosted by Redbeard with Jack Semple, Dan Silljer Band, Nate Hilts and Lexi Desjarlais. The Exchange, show at 8 p.m. Proceeds support the venue. See theexchangelive.ca.

MOON TAN with Johnny 2 Fingers & the Deformities at O’Hanlon’s.

THOMAS RHETT the Life Changes Tour with Dustin Lynch. Brandt Centre, 7:30 p.m. See evrazplace.com.

HIT THE STREETS album release party with The Extroverts. The Cure, doors at 9:30 p.m.

TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS OF COUNTRY MUSIC featuring Country Blend at St. James Church, 7:30 p.m. $25. Tickets at 306-543-2626.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: NEBRASKA Carl Johnson, Judd Stachoski and guests perform a tribute to the Boss’ 1982 album. Beer Bros, show at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday 4

RARITY with Romancer and guests at the Exchange. See theexchangelive.ca.

TOO SOON MONSOON album release for Waves: We Provide What We Absorb, We Absorb What We Provide with Dead Levee and the Dagan Harding Band. SCES Club, show at 9 p.m. See theexchangelive.ca.

BASS IN THE BUSH PRE-PARTY with Greazus, TrashPanda, Chevy Daly, ChrispBeatz and visuals by Violet Rays at Cloud 9 Live, doors at 9 p.m.

DUELLING PIANOS Dinner & Show featuring Chris Hamilton and Carlie Janelle Hinz. Capitol Restaurant, shows at 7 and 8:30 p.m.

ANDINO SUNS the Cure, show at 10 p.m.

MICHELLE BOUDREAU at Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m.

Sunday 5

DEAD QUIET with Black Thunder and Midnight Gallows at Cloud 9 Live.

CHRISTIAN SONGWRITERS CAFÉ with Denise Gerein, Jennifer Jade Kerr, Michelle Rohde and Anthony Kelly. Holy Trinity Church (5020 Sherwood Dr.), dessert reception at 6 p.m. show at 7 p.m. Tickets at 306-543-3838.

Monday 6

OPEN MIC the Cure, 8 p.m.

Tuesday 7

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

Wednesday 8

SUPERSUCKERS The Evil Powers Of Rock And Roll 20th Anniversary Tour with guests at the Exchange. See theexchangelive.ca.

Thursday 9

STEPPING STONE with Low End, Wristmeetrazor, See You Space Cowboy and Phrozen at SCES Club. See theexchangelive.ca.

TENI THE ENTERTAINER at École Monseigneur De Laval Pavilion (3850 Hillsdale Ave.), 9 p.m.

GROCERIES with Katabat and Suncliffs at the Cure, doors at 9 p.m. No cover.

Friday 10

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

DRAKE MARK with DJ Dags at O’Hanlon’s.

THE 502S with Tessa & Denis and The Loonies at Cloud 9 Live, 8 p.m. Proceeds support the canine charity The Pack Project. Tickets at [email protected]

SNAKE RIVER EP release for Tread On To The Seaside with Hush Pup. T+A Vinyl, show at 9 p.m.

DARCY AUBICHON at London Belle, 6 p.m.

HUMMINGBIRD CROSSING CD release for Charm at Our Savior’s Church (190 Massey Rd.), 7:30 p.m. Tickets at 306-525-5027.

BROS. CHESTER at Mr. Mikes Grasslands, 8 p.m.

LENNY & THE GYPSIES at Eldorados Country Rock Bar, 10 p.m.

Saturday 11

THE BELLAMY BROTHERS at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

GRR TOTALLY 80S COVERS NIGHT hosted by Girls Rock Camp Regina. The Exchange, show at 9 p.m. $15 suggested donation. See theexchangelive.ca.

SPOILS with Woodhawk and Fire Next Time at The German Club, show at 9:30 p.m. $10.

SWEATER KITTENS with Homo Monstrous at Cloud 9 Live.

LENNY & THE GYPSIES at Eldorados Country Rock Bar, 10 p.m.

ZLATAN with opening acts Jkells, Daynger & Shreddy, Keah and Bolu at the Owl, doors at 10 p.m. 19+.

THE LOCAL GROUP at Creative City Centre, show at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday 12

JOHN FOGERTY: MY 50 YEAR TRIP with guests at Brandt Centre. Show at 8 p.m., see evrazplace.com.

Jazz & Classical

Saturday 27

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT This chamber program includes works by Rossini (Sonata a Quattro No. 5), Luciano Berio (Opus Number Zoo) and Brahms (Serenade Op. 16, No. 2). Government House, 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 28

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT This chamber program includes works by Rossini (Sonata a Quattro No. 5), Luciano Berio (Opus Number Zoo) and Brahms (Serenade Op. 16, No. 2). Government House, 2 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Wednesday 1

CARA MATTHEW at the Capitol, 7 p.m.

Friday 3

JAZZFEST 2019 FUNDRAISER presented by Jazz Regina with music by Belle Plaine and Soul Deep. Casino Regina, doors at 6 p.m. See jazzregina.ca.

Saturday 4

REGINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: POPS CONCERT This concert will feature classical, blues and more with guest artists Canadian Brass. Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. see reginasymphony.com.

Saturday 11

RSO MASTERWORKS CONCERT: THE PLANETS Guest artists are Meagan Milatz (piano) and the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra under director Alan Denike. The program includes Arturo Márquez (Danzon No. 2), David McIntyre (Piano Concerto) and Holst (The Planets). Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.


MOVIES

Opening

Friday 26

AVENGERS: ENDGAME Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and True Believers everywhere: after 21 films and 11 years we have reached the main event! For the next three hours, you shall witness the most epic of tales! Savour super-thrills as the World’s Mightiest Super-Heroes battle their deadliest foe, Thanos! Tremble as the fate of the galaxy and billions of lives dangle helplessly in the balance! Wonder at the unimaginable power of the Infinity Gauntlet! It’s an unforgettable tale told in the Mesmerizing Marvel Manner, so buckle up and hold on to your hats! Well, that’s how Stan Lee would’ve said it. Excelsior!

Friday 3

EL CHICANCO This actioner about a vigilante attacking L.A. gangs looks like a Mexican Punisher-wannabe. If that pisses off Donald Trump, it’s all good by me.

THE INTRUDER Cheesy-looking thriller about a couple menaced by their new home’s previous owner. Like, get over it, weirdo. Move on. Literally.

LONG SHOT Charlize Theron stars as a presidential candidate who hires Seth Rogen to help her campaign, then she ends up falling in love with him. It’s getting good reviews so it might be okay, but the premise sounds depressingly sexist. We get it, Hollywood: you think women always fall in love when they least expect it. Barf. Anyway, doesn’t matter: none of this week’s films are going to make a dent at the box office while Avengers: Endgame is still going strong.

UGLYDOLLS The once-popular toy line makes it to the big screen but it feels a little late. Maybe five years ago this would have been something, but now?

Friday 10

POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU Now THIS might be an insanely huge hit. It’s just amazing the Pokémon universe — which debuted in 1996 on the Nintendo Game Boy — is still going strong after all these years. The filmmakers’ bizarre decision to have Pikachu voiced by Ryan “Deadpool” Reynolds kind of works, judging by the trailer. Then there’s the fact that Avengers: Endgame might be slowing down after a couple of weeks. Regardless, a live-action Pokémon movie ought to be a box-office behemoth no matter when it comes out — or even whether it’s any good.

THE HUSTLE Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star in this gender-swapped remake of the 1964 comedy Bedtime Story, which starred David Niven and Marlon Brando as con artists who rob rich women. It was remade in 1988 as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Michael Caine and Steve Martin. Judging from the trailer, The Hustle leans hard on tedious gender clichés (men: so overconfident and dumb!), but it also looks like a lot of fun, so maybe give it a chance.

POMS Diane Keaton is a retired woman who starts a cheerleading squad at her retirement home. Looks less fun.

Cineplex Flashback Film Series

MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN The best Monty Python film follows Brian, a man born down the road from Jesus who is mistaken for a messiah. This hilarious classic has long offended the petty tyrants and the easily butthurt. You know something is good when it upsets dreary people. See it! (Thursday 25)

RPL Film Theatre

Thursday 25

6:30 INDEPENDENT VISIONS: L’ARCHITECTURE POÉTIQUE: THE FILMS OF RHAYNE VERMETTE  The Winnipeg filmmaker will be at this screening of her experimental shorts, which draw upon animation and Vermette’s training in architecture to create ephemeral scenarios from the psyche’s most crepuscular and chthonic realms. TLDR: it’s weird and cool, check it out.

Friday 26

6:30 MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Saoirse Ronan stars as the titular Mary, who finds conflict and war with her cousin Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie).

8:45 THE FAVOURITE A bio-pic from director Yorgos Lanthimos about Queen Anne (Olivia Coleman) and the two women (Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz) who fought to rule England with her blessing.

Saturday 27

3:30 FAMILY MATINEE: GENTLEMEN BRONCOS A young man discovers his story idea has been poached by a famous novelist.

6:30 THE FAVOURITE

8:45 MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Sunday 28

6:30 MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

8:45 THE FAVOURITE

Tuesday 30

6:30 TALKIES: HACKERS A really, really bad movie about Internet hackers gets Pfeifered in the latest instalment of this monthly series.

Wednesday 1

6:30 FILM FANDOM NIGHT: INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM In this flawed but classic prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indy looks for a mystical stone and fights an evil death cult.

Thursday 2

6:30 FILM SCHOOL: BUSTER KEATON 100 YEARS OF COMEDY ON FILM: COLLEGE Buster Keaton’s classic silent comedy is about a nerd trying to be an athlete to impress his girlfriend.

Friday 3

6:30 FIRST FRIDAY: APARAJITO Satyajit Ray’s second film in the Apu trilogy sees young Apu leave home for school and neglect his mother.

8:45 FIRST FRIDAY: KAIROS DIRT & THE ERRANT VACUUM An experimental film about gender identity, mysticism and dream-states.

Saturday 4

3:30 FAMILY MATINEE: BRAVE Pixar’s tale of a young woman angry with her mother who accidently curses her, transforming her into a bear.

6:30 SFFF SELECTS: ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE During the Saskatchewan Expo, the Saskatchewan Fantastic Film Festival presents this musical zombie film.

8:45 SFFF SELECTS: LORDS OF CHAOS A thriller about a young man who tries to launch a black metal rock band in Norway.

Sunday 5

6:30 SFFF SELECTS: LORDS OF CHAOS

8:45 SFFF SELECTS: ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE

Wednesday 8

6:30 ADJUST TRACKING: KAMIKAZE 89 Writer/director Rainer Werner Fassbinder stars as a cop in a dystopian future looking for the naughty rapscallions responsible for a bomb hoax.

Thursday 9

6:30 CINEMA CLASSICS: ALIEN Ridley Scott’s horror masterpiece about a spaceship crew  fighting for their lives against an unstoppable, acid-blooded alien killer is a classic for the ages.

Friday 10

6:30 SINK OR SWIM A middle-aged man (Mathieu Amalric) joins a synchronized swim team made up of his fellow pudgsters. Looks absolutely charming.

8:45 MINDING THE GAP This Best Documentary nominee is about three people who came from bad homes and used skateboarding to cope.

Saturday 11

3:30 FAMILY MATINEE: FREAKY FRIDAY This body-swap comedy about a mother and daughter who switch places and learn to respect one another’s perspectives is a classic, whether I like it or not.

6:30 MINDING THE GAP

8:45 SINK OR SWIM

Sunday 12

6:30 SINK OR SWIM

8:45 MINDING THE GAP

Wednesday 15

6:30 BOOKS ON FILM: THE MALTESE FALCON The classic film noir has detective Humphrey Bogart drawn into a mystery about a black bird statue.

Kramer IMAX

AFTER DARK FILM SERIES: BATMAN This 1989 Tim Burton/Michael Keaton classic stars Jack Nicholson, who is tied with Cesar Romero as the third-best Joker actor after Heath Ledger and Mark Hamill. Don’t go hating, you know it’s true — Cesar was fantastic.

BORN TO BE WILD This doc looks at the lives of orphaned orangutans and elephants.

THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY All three Christopher Nolan Batman films screened in glorious IMAX for one night only? Awesome! (Saturday 11)

PANDAS Wacky pandas have wacky adventures getting reintroduced into the wacky wild.

ROBOTS 3D Robots perform mundane tasks today but we all know they’ll take over the world tomorrow, no matter how hard this documentary tries to convince us they’re our “friends”.

SUPERPOWER DOGS A documentary about the dogs and their seemingly magical super powers, I think.