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Thursday 16

WORK OUTSIDE THE BOX This event runs every Thursday this summer and offers an opportunity to work in a cooperative setting with other people. Co-hosted by Queen City Collective and Regina Downtown. Victoria Park, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. See queencitycollective.ca.

REGINA COUGARS VS MINOT STATE The two women’s teams will play four exhibition soccer matches. University of Regina Field, games at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Aug. 17 at 3 p.m., and Aug. 18 at 8:30 a.m. See reginacougars.com.

SCIENCE IN THE PARK This family-friendly outreach session is hosted by the Saskatchewan Science Centre. Activities include Make and Take: Bee Buzzers and a cryogenics show. McKenna Park (Harbour Landing, 6–8 p.m.)

THURSDAY IN WASCANA CENTRE During the summer, people are invited to participate in various activities every Thursday including scenic boat tours (Legislative landing, 5–7:30 p.m., $5 per person), disc golf (Douglas Park, 6 p.m.), yoga (Bandstand, 7:30 p.m.) and more. See wascana.ca.

MARKET UNDER THE STARS Evening farmers’ market with tasting booths, salsa dancing, live music and other activities. See Live Music for schedule of musicians. City Square Plaza, 4–9 p.m. See reginafarmersmarket.ca.

SALSA ON THE PLAZA Social dance hosted by Regina Salseros every Thursday night throughout the summer. City Square Plaza, lesson at 7 p.m., dancing 8–11 p.m. See reginasalseros.com.

THURSDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING During the summer the Saskatchewan Science Centre presents special evening programming on Thursdays. Today’s topic: Star Lab & Maker Bots, 6–8 p.m.

Friday 17

REGINA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY GARDEN FESTIVAL This annual showcase of flowers, produce and preserves is hosted by the Regina Horticultural Society. Victoria Square Shopping Centre, 9:30 a.m.– 9 p.m. See reginahortsociety.ca.

FAMILY PADDLE: LEARN TO CANOE WITH KIDS This event includes some brief instruction before people hit the water. Wascana Marina, 2 p.m. Register at saskoutdoors.org.

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

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

REGINA COUGARS VS MINOT STATE See Thursday 16.

Saturday 18

WASCANA ARCHERS OUTDOOR FALL SHOOT This two-day event features outdoor target shooting. Hosted by Wascana Archers at their facility north of Regina. Aug. 18–19, 8 a.m. start. See wascanaarchers.ca.

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

GET ACTIVE 4 AUTISM WALK/RUN This ninth annual fundraiser supports services for children and adults with autism. Hosted by Autism Resource Centre. A.E. Wilson Park, 10 a.m. See autismresourcecentre.com.

COPA DE LA REINA 3 Two-day beach soccer tournament open to men and women 18+. Regina Rugby Union (4025 25th Ave.), Aug. 18–19, with competition at 10 a.m.

AL RITCHIE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 30TH ANNIVERSARY CARNIVAL This community celebration is being held at Crescent Park, noon to 4 p.m. See alritchie.ca.

MEGAMUNCH’S 65,000,032ND BIRTHDAY Family friendly party with food, entertainment, games and crafts. In lieu of gifts for Megamunch, please bring a dog food donation for CCRezQs. Royal Saskatchewan Museum, noon–4 p.m. Play All Day wristbands for children of RSM members $10, $15 for non-members. Parents and guardians free. Call 306-787-7271 for details.

DANCE IN CINEMA Broadcast of a new Royal Ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Cineplex Cinemas, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

ART FOR CANADIAN NEWCOMERS This drop-in event is for aspiring artists of all ages. Glen Elm Library, 1:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

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

REGINA AEROPRESS CHAMPIONSHIP Local coffeemakers compete to represent the city in a national competition. 33 1/3 Coffee Roasters (1130 15th Ave.), 3–9 p.m. See 3313coffeeroasters.com.

KINGS PARK SPEEDWAY Drift race at 4 p.m., Kings Park Speedway. See kingsparkspeedway.org.

LOST BUILDINGS OF REGINA’S DOWNTOWN This walking tour hosted by Melissa Munro  visits the locations of buildings that have been lost in the downtown over the decades. Meet at the Saskatchewan Drive entrance to Cornwall Centre at 6 p.m., $10 suggested donation to Heritage Regina. See heritageregina.ca.

THUNDER VS SASKATOON HILLTOPS The Hilltops won the Canadian Junior Football League crown for the umpteenth time last season. Year in year out, the Thunder are their toughest rival, so the games the teams play against each other are always a highlight of the Prairie Football Conference season. This is the season opener for both teams, and they’ll meet again in Saskatoon on Sept. 22. Mosaic Stadium, 7 p.m. See reginathunder.ca.

SUMMER BOOK SALE Opportunity to pick up art books and back issues of art magazines. Neautral Ground, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

RECREATION, LIFE SKILLS, STORYTELLING & ART Drop-in program for immigrant women and children. Co-hosted with Regina Immigrant Women Centre. MacKenzie Art Gallery, 10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

GOVERNMENT (CLUB) HOUSE This is held on the third Saturday of every month, and gives children 4–10 an opportunity to learn more about Saskatchewan’s history through crafts and stories. Register at [email protected] 1:30–3:30 p.m.

REGINA COUGARS VS MINOT STATE See Thursday 16.

REGINA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY GARDEN FESTIVAL 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., see Friday 17.

Sunday 19

YOGA FOR RUNNERS This workshop will explore the benefits of yoga for long-distance runners. Facilitator is Emily Brazill. Yoga Mala, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. See yogamala.com.

KINGS PARK SPEEDWAY Drift race at 11 a.m. Kings Park Speedway. See kingsparkspeedway.org.

COMPUTER WORKSHOP This event happens every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. and involves work on TData (Application of Geographic Information Systems using Open Data with Open Source Software). E-mail motivism[email protected] for venue and other information.

BOOKS IN BARS Informal gathering of book lovers. Today’s theme: Memoirs. O’Hanlon’s Pub, 2–3:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

RIDERS VS CALGARY STAMPEDERS That unfathomable loss to the otherwise winless Montreal Alouettes at home on June 30 still stings, but since then the Riders have played some decent, if unspectacular, football. After this game against the undefeated Stamps, they travel to B.C. to face the Travis Lulay-led Lions on Aug. 25, before returning home for the Labour Day Classic against the Bombers. Before that happens, look for our mid-season Rider Fan Forum in our Aug. 30 issue. Mosaic Stadium, 5 p.m. See riderville.com.

Monday 20

CHANGE MAKERS: TOOLS, TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH This three-day conference features presentations on community-based research. Participants include researchers, community representatives and students. Hosted by the University of Regina Faculty of Arts’ Community Research Unit. Aug. 20–22. Register at uregina.ca/arts/community-research.

JIM SILVER: TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE IN WINNIPEG’S NORTH END Free public lecture on community-based efforts to improve conditions in an underprivileged Winnipeg neighbourhood. mâmawéyatitân centre, reception at 6:30 p.m., talk at 7 p.m.

WOMEN’S OPEN Opening Day. See Ongoing.

Tuesday 21

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

NEW TO REGINA This information session on living in Regina is conducted in Mandarin Chinese. Central Library, 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

REBEL ROLLERS TRIVIA This pub-style trivia event is a fundraiser for Pile O’Bones Derby Club. Rebellion Taproom, 8 p.m. $2 per player.

Q TRIVIA NIGHT Open to individuals and teams. Q Nightclub, 8 p.m.

Wednesday 22

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

CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS & SINGLES This national lawn bowling tournament features competition in team and individual bowler competitions. Regina Lawn Bowling Club (3820 Victoria Ave.), Aug. 22–29. See reginalawnbowlingclub.ca.

NORTH CENTRAL HEALTH FAIR This event enables local residents to learn about health support services available in their community. It includes a family BBQ. mâmawéyatitân centre (3355 6th Ave.), 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WORDS IN THE PARK Hosted by Courtney Bates-Hardy with writers Anne Campbell, Ven Begamudre and Marlis Wesseler. Presented by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Victoria Park, noon, or in case of rain RPL Film Theatre. See skwriter.com.

WORKPLACE SAFETY FOR NEWCOMERS A workshop for people with English as a second language. Central Library, 2:30–3:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

RAMS VS MANITOBA BISONS Before the Rams open the regular season at home on Aug. 31, they’ll try to lasso the Bisons in an exhibition game. Please note that the game will be played at Leibel Field at 6 p.m. See reginarams.com.

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP This workshop is led by artist Simon Fuh. Central Library, 6–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

CINEMA UNDER THE STARS Tonight: Black Panther. City Square Plaza, pre-show activities at 7 p.m. See reginadowntown.ca.

Thursday 23

NATIVE PRAIRIE GARDEN WORK BEE Drop-in session to work on the garden on the south side of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 8:30–9:30 a.m. See natureregina.ca.

MINI-BASH MOVIE NIGHT Outdoor screening of a movie, with proceeds to support a local school. Tonight: Wonder for Ecole Harbour Landing School. Fairchild Park, festivities at 6:30 p.m. with screening at dusk.

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS: PROS & CONS Learn the basics of various investment vehicles. Central Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

WORK OUTSIDE THE BOX See Thursday 16.

THURSDAY IN WASCANA CENTRE See Thursday 16.

THURSDAY LATES Sketching in the sculpture garden. MacKenzie Art Gallery, 7 p.m.

STRIKE A POSE In this special evening of programming, visitors get a chance to recreate RSM dioramas. Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 5–9 p.m.

THURSDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING During the summer the Saskatchewan Science Centre presents special evening programming on Thursdays. Today’s topic: demo with Sawchyn Guitars. Saskatchewan Science Centre, 6–8 p.m.

Friday 24

DOG SWIM DAY This third annual doggie dip for pets who have been spayed/neutered and are at least four months old is on Sept. 3 at Regent Pool, but registration closes today. See regina.ca/dogswim for details.

Saturday 25

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

I LOVE REGINA DAY Annual civic celebration with family-friendly activities, a BBQ, community organization displays and more. Victoria Park, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. See regina.ca.

WANDERING TO FIND WARBLERS This field trip in Wascana Park is hosted by Nature Regina with guide Brett Quiring. Meet at the Science Centre, 9 a.m. to noon. See natureregina.ca.

EASTER SEALS DROP ZONE This annual death-defying charity event sees rappellers raise money for Easter Seals programs for those living with disabilities such as Camp Easter Seal, Summer Fun and Adaptive Technology Services. F.W. Hill Mall, 9 a.m. See thedropzone.ca.

LADIES LEARNING CODE Today’s subject is Photoshop for Beginners: Creating Your Personal Brand Package. Innovation Place, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See canadalearningcode.ca.

ART FOR CANADIAN NEWCOMERS This drop-in event is for aspiring artists of all ages. Glen Elm Library, 1:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

THUNDER VS WINNIPEG RIFLES This is the second straight home game for the Thunder after their season kick-off against the Hilltops on Aug. 18. Before they hit the road to play the Huskies in Edmonton on Sept. 2, they will attempt to disarm the Rifles who finished fourth in the PFC in 2017. Mosaic Stadium, 3 p.m. See reginathunder.ca.

WHAT TO TAKE Screening of a Saskatchewan-made musical cartoon about things children should be encouraged to take, such as time for their family and friends, time to eat properly, etc. Includes a Q&A with the filmmaker. RPL Theatre, 3:30 p.m. See tythetrex.com.

THE PATH OF THE TORNADO Walking tour hosted by Robin Adeney that will look at the events around the 1912 tornado, which leveled a large section of central Regina. Meet at the Victoria Park cenotaph at 6 p.m. $10 suggested donation to Heritage Regina. See heritageregina.ca.

PILE O’ BONES ROLLER DERBY: BLOOD BOWL Features a junior bout between Sassy Lassies vs. Prairie Dolls at 4 p.m., with two headline bout between 306th Bombshell Battalion vs. Bone City Beaver Dames and Wascana Creeps vs. Lockdown Lolitas at 6 p.m. Following the roller derby there will be an after party in the lounge. Callie Curling Club. $12 advance, $15 door, kids 10 and under free. See reginarollerderby.com.

SUMMER BASH This family-friendly event in starts with a movie on Aug. 25 at 5 p.m., followed by a broadcast of the Rider vs. Lions game in Vancouver at 7 p.m. On Aug. 26, there’s children’s activities and games, stage performances, an ice cream eating contest, free BBQ and a craft/trade show.  Fairchild Park (Harbour Landing). See summerbash.ca.

NOT WHO, BUT WATT Storyteller Vincent Murphy recounts the tale of George Watt, who created the Edwardian garden at Government House. Government House, 2–3 p.m., free.

KINGS PARK SPEEDWAY Regular race at 7 p.m. Kings Park Speedway. See kingsparkspeedway.org.

RECREATION, LIFE SKILLS, STORYTELLING & ART Drop-in program for immigrant women and children. Co-hosted with Regina Immigrant Women Centre. MacKenzie Art Gallery, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Sunday 26

ANCOP WALK This annual fundraiser supports efforts by ANCOP International Canada to raise funds to help the poor in the developing world with shelter, education and other assistance. Wascana Centre, 8 a.m. See ancopcanada.org.

GREAT SASKATCHEWAN MUSTARD FESTIVAL Saskatchewan produces three-quarters of all mustard grown for export, so we’re basically the mustard capital of the world. This event, with live entertainment and children’s activities, sees local culinary creators dream up ways of using mustard as more than just a condiment. Willow on Wascana, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. See mustardfest.org.

CAN MINI INDY FUNDRAISER Proceeds from this event support veterans and first responders affected by PTSD or Operational Stress Injury. City Square Plaza, noon to 6 p.m.

MODERN MACRAME This goal with this workshop is to make a plant holder. Connaught Library, 2–3 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

ARGYLE NORTH FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL Includes a free BBQ, bike rodeo, programming previews and more. Argyle Park Community Centre (35 Davin Cres.), 2–9 p.m.

COMPUTER WORKSHOP See Sunday 19.

Monday 27

A CELEBRATION FOR JACK This gathering commemorates the life and career of Saskatchewan ceramic artist Jack Sures, who passed away on May 12. MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2 p.m.

SERVICE CANADA CPP/OAS WORKSHOP Learn the basics of government pension and security programs. Central Library, 1–3 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

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

Tuesday 28

INTRODUCTION TO CRAFT BEER Information session on Saskatchewan’s homegrown beer industry. Sunrise Library, 7–8 p.m. $10 cost recovery fee. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Wednesday 29

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

BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Gail Tsukiyama’s The Street of a Thousand Blossoms. Sunrise Library, 7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

Thursday 30

NATIVE PRAIRIE GARDEN WORK BEE Drop-in session to work on the garden on the south side of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 8:30–9:30 a.m. See natureregina.ca.

SENIORS’ UNIVERSITY GROUP: BIG BOOK SALE This annual sale features gently used children’s and adult books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, puzzles, games and more. Proceeds support University of Regina Lifelong Learning Centre programming. Tartan Curling Club, Aug. 30–31 from 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sept. 1 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. See thebigbooksale.ca.

MARKET UNDER THE STARS Evening farmers’ market with tasting booths, salsa dancing, live music and other activities. See Live Music for schedule of musicians. City Square Plaza, 4–9 p.m. See reginafarmersmarket.ca.

BOOK CLUB Tonight’s book: Steven Galloway’s The Confabulist. Regent Place Library, 7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

LEARN TO GARDEN Information session on plants and gardening. Prince of Wales Library, 7–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

SALSA ON THE PLAZA Social dance hosted by Regina Salseros every Thursday night throughout the summer. City Square Plaza, lesson at 7 p.m., dancing 8–11 p.m. See reginasalseros.com.

INSIDE THE CIVIC MUSEUM Fun-focused evening with caterer Aimee Schulhauser looking at home-made candy from pioneer days. 1231 Broad St., 7-8:30 p.m. RSVP to [email protected] or 306-780-9435

Friday 31

REGINA CEMETERY TOUR Walking tour hosted by Kenton de Jong which will visit graves of various notable Reginans and those impacted by various tragedies over the city’s history. Meet at the cemetery entrance at 6 p.m. $10 suggested donation to Heritage Regina. See heritageregina.ca.

RAMS VS CALGARY DINOS The Rams kick off the 2018 Canada West season against the always tough Dinos who were 7–1 last season and won the conference championship. The Rams, meanwhile, will be looking to build on their 4–4 third place finish last year. Mosaic Stadium, 7 p.m. See reginarams.com.

PATS PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT This two-day tournament features four teams playing four games. Today: Moose Jaw vs. Saskatoon at 3 p.m. and Regina vs. Swift Current at 7 p.m.; All games at Brandt Centre. See reginapats.com.

LABOUR DAY WEEKEND BOXING Exhibition of boxing with pugilists from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Presented by Newline Boxing Academy. 1233 Broad, doors at 5 p.m. See newlineboxing.com.

HIW CANADA: PILE ’O BONES RUMBLE Professional wrestling with guest grapplers Mick Foley and “Hot Mess” Chelsea Green. Callie Club, bell at 7:30 p.m. See hiwcanada.com.

REGINA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL A long-standing Labour Day tradition, this festival features over 50 teams of rowers representing local businesses and organizations who will compete for glory on the mighty Wascana. There’s also live music, food and other cultural entertainment. Wascana Centre, Aug. 31–Sept. 1. See reginadragonboat.com.

Saturday 1

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

CONNECT STREET FAIR This community celebration includes live entertainment, art workshops, wellness stations and more. Hosted by The Caring Place to promote mental health and cultural understanding. 2100 Robinson St., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday 2

RIDERS VS WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS First half of the annual home-and-home series against the Blue-and-Gold, with the return match set for Winnipeg on Sept. 8. Mosaic Stadium, 1 p.m. See riderville.com.

KINGS PARK SPEEDWAY Regular race at 2 p.m. Kings Park Speedway. See kingsparkspeedway.org.

PATS PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT Swift Current vs. Saskatoon at 3 p.m. and Regina vs. Moose Jaw at 7 p.m. See Friday 31 for more details.

COMPUTER WORKSHOP See Sunday 19.

Ongoing

CP WOMEN’S OPEN The Canadian Open is a mid-tier event on the PGA tour. But for the LPGA, with $2.25 million USD in prize money, it’s a big deal, so you can expect most of the top women golfers in the world to tee up. That includes Canadian stars such as Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp, and American and international golfers such as Sung Hyun Park, Lexi Thompson, Lydia Ko and Michele Wie. Wascana Country Club, Aug. 20–26. See cpwomensopen.com.

REGINA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The focus of this festival is Canadian and International short and feature-length films (drama, documentary, animation, etc) that depict different world cultures and help promote understanding between them. Screenings are at Cineplex Odeon Southland Aug. 16–18 beginning at 11 a.m., and there’s a closing night awards ceremony at the casino on Aug. 18 with a red carpet at 6:45 p.m. and gala at 8:30 p.m. Festival and day passes are available. See riffa.ca.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS Organized by galleries in Regina, Saskatoon and other locales, Roadside Attractions involves the display of public art works by over 20 artists in different spots in Saskatchewan. Until Aug. 31. See skroadsideattractions.com.

POP UP DOWNTOWN Storefront installations on the theme 24/7, with artists Adrienne Adams, Belinda Harrow, Heather Cline, Jeff Meldrum, Mackenzy Vida, Rachel Rozanski, Todd Gronsdahl and Traci Foster. Multiple locations, until Sept. 30. See reginadowntown.ca.

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

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

DONATIONS ACCEPTED Seniors’ University Group is accepting donations of children’s and adult novels, select magazines, CDs, DVDs, LPs, games and puzzles for an upcoming sale. Tartan Curling Club, Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m.– 3 p.m. until Aug. 23. See thebigbooksale.com.

LIVE MUSIC

The 49th Regina Folk Festival is in the books but the Queen City sound scene roars on! The next few weeks see classic acts like Kim Mitchell and Nazareth plus really fun-looking shows by the RagTag Misfits, Alley Dawgs and a Downtown Concert Series blowout that should be great. We’re also just over two weeks out from Shake The Lake, an epic-looking classic rock event with acts like Cheap Trick, Trooper and Platinum Blonde. Good times!

Thursday 16

REGINA DOWNTOWN CONCERT SERIES with Justin & Greg (5:30 p.m.), Megan Nash (6:30 p.m.), Nick Faye & the Deputies (7:30 p.m.) and Bombargo (8:30 p.m.) at City Square Plaza.

COUNTRY FOR KIDS CABARET featuring Emerson Drive with DJ Longhorn and Lastmountain Revival at Turvey Centre, 7 p.m. Proceeds support Camp Easter Seal Saskatchewan. See iheartradio.ca/big-dog-92-7.

JEFF MERTICK at the Fat Badger, 9 p.m.

ZULU PANDA at the Capitol, 8 p.m.

Friday 17

KIM MITCHELL at Casino Regina, 8 p.m. See casinoregina.ca.

W3APONS plus dance party at O’Hanlon’s Pub.

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

PARLOR TRIXX! at the Revival Music Room. See revivalmusicroom.com.

MYSTERY MANSION MASQUERAVE: A BLACK, WHITE & GOLD AFFAIR with local DJs, The Seven Deadly Sins and more. Cloud 9 Live, 8 p.m.

Saturday 18

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

JEFF MERTICK at Rebellion Brewing, 3 p.m.

A STORRY WITH HUGHES at Jack Keaton’s Neighbourhood Pour House, 8 p.m.

RAGGED EDGE with guests at Cloud 9 Live.

DIAMOND AND THE ROUGH Revival Music Room. See revivalmusicroom.com.

THE FUNKY BRUNCH at the Capitol, 9 p.m.

Sunday 19

THE RAGTAG MISFIT TOUR with Carolyn Mark, Kris Demeanor, Shirley Gnome and Oldseed at the SCES Club. See culuralexchange.ca.

TARSEM JASSAR: Tour Turbanator at the University of Regina, 6 p.m. More information at 639-895-0001.

MATTIE LEON with guests at Cloud 9 Live.

Monday 20

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

Tuesday 21

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

Wednesday 22

THE RED WAGON GYPSIES at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

Thursday 23

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

WIDOW’S PEAK with In Ruin, Embracing Abomination and Illucid Reality at the SCES Club. Show at 8 p.m., see culturalexchange.ca.

JEFF MERTICK at the Capitol, 8 p.m.

BRISTOL with Chantel Jai at Revival Music Room. See revivalmusicroom.com.

BLACK THUNDER (music video release/tour kick-off) at O’Hanlon’s Pub.

Friday 24

THE UTILITIES plus dance party at O’Hanlon’s Pub.

NORTHLAND RAIL SOCIETY with Lexi Desjarlais at the Revival Music Room. show at 9 p.m., see revivalmusicroom.com.

KAELI DANE at London Belle, 7 p.m.

DAVID PIKE at the RCL Vimy Lounge (1820 Cornwall St.), 6:30 p.m.

Saturday 25

A TRIBUTE TO MODERN ROCK presented by School of Rock Regina at Royal Saskatchewan Museum, show at 7 p.m. $10 advance, $15 door. See schoolofrock.com.

HOLOPHON NIGHTS OP 1 featuring Surface Tension (Chad Munson & Lindsey Rewuski), WL Altman (audio devices), live visuals by Jeff Morton and a DJ set by Sid Talukdar at T+A Vinyl and Fashion, 8 p.m. $10.

GINBOMBS! with Random Honesty and Jason Legendre at Cloud 9 Live, 8 p.m. $10 door.

METHOD 2 MADNESS at Revival Music Room. See revivalmusicroom.com.

THE TREEFELLERS at Capitol Restaurant, 9 p.m.

UNE SOIRÉE ROMANTIQUE Album release party for Thomas Chevalier, with Regan Hinchcliffe. German Club, show at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday 26

BLACK PISTOL FIRE with guests at the Exchange. Show at 8 p.m. See culturalexchange.ca.

UADA with Wormwitch, Valyria, Hell Hounds and Black Sun Tales at Cloud 9 Live.

Monday 27

CALL ME MILDY at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

Tuesday 28

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

Wednesday 29

SAM WEBER the Great Lakes Figure Eight Tour with Drake Mark at Revival Music Room, show at 8:30 p.m.

WINNIE BRAVE at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

Thursday 30

REGINA DOWNTOWN CONCERT SERIES with two sets by Skavenjah from 5:45 to 7 p.m. and 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. at City Square Plaza.

ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN with Becomes Astral, Bones to Dust and Suffersurge at Cloud 9 Live, 8 p.m. $10 door.

FRAN MORAN & THE NERVOUS WRECKS at the Revival Music Room. 9 p.m. See revivalmusicroom.com.

THE BEN WINOSKI PROJECT at the Capitol, 8 p.m.

Friday 31

THE FACEPLANTS with Moontan and guests at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

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

SHAKE THE LAKE classic rock festival featuring Trooper, Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd and Chilliwack. Wascana Centre. Show at 6 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

DAVID PIKE at the RCL Vimy Lounge (1820 Cornwall St.), 6:30 p.m.

THE SHIT TALKERS with The Daisy Stranglers and Said Sadly at Cloud 9 Live.

ROCK CANDY at the Revival Music Room, show at 9 p.m. See revivalmusicroom.com.

Saturday 1

SHAKE THE LAKE classic rock festival featuring Cheap Trick, Harlequin and Platinum Blonde. Wascana Centre, show at 4 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

Jazz & Classical

Wednesday 22

CELLODRAMA! presented by Prairie Cello Institute featuring Cris Derksen, Simon Fryer, Joel MacDonald, Scott McKnight and Leanne Zacharias performing solo and group compositions. Knox Met Church, 7 p.m. See prairiecello.ca.

Saturday 25

SYMPHONY UNDER THE SKY featuring family activities between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. followed by performances (TBA) at 2 p.m. and the RSO under conductor Gordon Gerrard. Motherwell Homestead, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Karaoke Kalendar

KONNICHIWA! Satisfy your kraving for kacophonic krooning at these kopasetic klubs! Did we miss your favourite night? E-mail karaoke korrections to [email protected] Kanpai!

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

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

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

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

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

WESTERN PIZZA Friday. Glencairn Shopping Centre.

4 SEASONS Friday. 909 Arcola Ave.

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

CROWN & HAND Saturday. 6330 Dewdney Ave.

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

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

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

MOVIES

It’s the dog days of summer, literally. At least two movies about canines are hitting theatres this month. Will they be good? Will they be bad? Someone see them and let me know — bark once for “awesome”, twice for “crappy”. /Shane Hnetka

Opening

Friday 17

ALPHA Kodi Smit-McPhee is a Paleolithic hunter who befriend a wolf, single-handedly inventing the domestication of dogs.

CRAZY RICH ASIANS When Constance Wu travels with boyfriend Henry Golding to China for a wedding, she discovers he comes from a very wealthy family. Why didn’t he tell her? And why doesn’t his mother, Michelle Yeoh, like her? So rude!

MILE 22 Mark Wahlberg is a CIA agent who must get an imperiled witness out of the country. To pull it off, they’ll have to travel 22 miles to reach their plane. Probably wouldn’t be a point to any of this if Mile 22 didn’t co-star The Raid’s Iko Uwais, which gives it some serious action-movie cred. On the downside, this is supposedly the start of a franchise. Another franchise. Everything’s a franchise these days.

Friday 24

A.X.L. A young man teaches a heavily armed, experimental military dog-bot a to play “fetch”. Reminds me of the movie C.H.O.M.P.S. about a robot guard dog portrayed with state-of-the-art 1979 “glue bits of plastic to a live dog” special effects. C.H.O.M.P.S.’ all-star cast featured Valerie Bertinelli, Land Of The Lost hunk Wesley Eure, Diff’rent Strokes dad Conrad Bain, Jim “Thurston Howell III” Backus and Academy Award winner Red Buttons as “Bracken, the bungling burgler”. Ah, the ’70s. At least it gave us sleestaks.

THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS The late, great Jim Henson’s son Brian is behind this movie that’s sort of like Who Framed Roger Rabbit but with swearing, fornicating and drug-using puppets. Sesame Street sued the film for its tag line, “No Sesame, all Street,” but  lost. Looks wacky. Hey, if repulsive puppet movies are your thing, check out Peter Jackson’s Meet the Feebles. It’s … something else. You’ll probably need therapy afterward.

SEARCHING A low-budget thriller about a father (John Cho) who makes unsettling discoveries about his missing daughter’s secret life as he goes through her computer searching for clues to her whereabouts. The movie, which was shot point-of-view with laptops and cellphone cameras, premiered at Sundance and has some great early reviews.

Wednesday 29

OPERATION FINALE Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley star in this drama based on the true story of the capture of Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann. Assuming it’s historically accurate, it’s nice to see a movie with a happy ending.

Friday 31

KIN A kid finds a crazy, high-tech gun like something out of a video game and uses it to protect his older brother from gangsters. Kin’s getting dumped into theatres with no fanfare at the end of summer. Not a good sign.

RPL Film Theatre

Thursday 16

10:00 THE NUTJOB 2 A sequel to the mediocre animated movie about squirrels and rodents stealing nuts from a store.

6:30 Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN Two young men and a beautiful woman with a secret go on a road trip across Mexico. A top-tier classic from Alfonso Cuarón, director of Gravity, Children Of Men and the best Harry Potter movie.

Friday 17

6:30 POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD This Wim Wenders-directed documentary follows the Pope as he tours the world and shares his thoughts. Critics didn’t much like its softball questions and fluffy feel-goodisms but it’s got a 63 on Metacritic so it’s probably okay.

8:30 DISOBEDIENCE After the death of her father, Rachel Weisz returns to her strict Orthodox Jewish community and rekindles a forbidden romance with childhood friend Rachel McAdams. Jorge called it “an effective, low-key character study.”

Saturday 18

3:30 FAMILY MATINEE: MY GIRL A coming-of-age film about a precocious girl’s friendship with an unpopular boy.

6:30 DISOBEDIENCE

8:30 POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD

Sunday 19

3:30 CINEMA CLASSICS: SLACKER This meandering, plotless and thoroughly excellent early Richard Linklater comedy covers a day in the life of a bunch of Austin, Texas weirdoes. Slacker heralded the 1990s independent movie boom and was selected for preservation by the U.S. Library Of Congress in 2012.

6:30 POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD

8:30 DISOBEDIENCE

Monday 20

9:45 & 10:45 PRESCHOOL FILMS Short films based on children’s books for ages 2–5. Free; pick-up tickets at the children’s library 30 minutes before screening.

Wednesday 22

CINEMA UNDER THE STARS: BLACK PANTHER Marvel’s big hit from earlier this year follows  T’Challa as he fights to become the unelected ruler of Wakanda. I guess it goes with the super-territory, but these movies sure have troubling perspectives on democracy. City Square Plaza, dusk.

Thursday 23

6:30 THELMA & LOUISE This 1991 classic follows two women on a road trip down a highway of righteous and deadly destiny.

Friday 24

6:30 THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ A documentary about Oskar Gröning, a concentration camp accountant who detailed his work for the Nazis to the BBC to hit back at holocaust deniers. This arguably heroic act ironically led to him being one of the last Germans convicted of war crimes.

8:30 SHOCK AND AWE Director Rob Reiner’s latest is based on the true story of Knight-Ridder journalists who challenged the George W. Bush administration’s totally bogus claims Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction — lies that were used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq and led to unimaginable death and suffering, as well as the rise of ISIS.

Saturday 25

3:30 FAMILY MATINEE: WHAT TO TAKE An animated short by Saskatchewan’s Chris Atkinson, who will be on hand for this special screening.

6:30 SHOCK AND AWE

8:30 THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ

Sunday 26

3:30 CINEMA CLASSICS: AMERICAN GRAFFITI George Lucas’ 1973 classic about California teens out for one last cruise night in 1962 before they all go off to university, jobs, life, etc. American Graffiti was a box-office hit that launched multiple careers — including future Han Solo Harrison Ford’s — and gave Lucas the clout to make Star Wars.

6:30 THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ

8:30 SHOCK AND AWE

Monday 27

9:45 & 10:45 PRESCHOOL FILMS Short films based on children’s books for ages 2–5. Free; pick-up your tickets at the children’s library 30 minutes before screenings.

Tuesday 28

6:30 TALKIES: ON THE LINE This month’s Talkies blows open the early-aughts vault to reveal a golden turd of a romance starring Nsync’s Lance Bass and Joey Fantone with Canadian actress Emmanuelle Chriqui. As always, you can count on host Jayden Pfeifer to provide solemn, respectful analysis. Admission is free with a donation to the Regina Food Bank.

Wednesday 29

CINEMA UNDER THE STARS: FINDING DORY This sequel to Pixar’s Finding Nemo follows everyone’s favourite memory-impaired royal blue tang as she searches for her parents.

Thursday 30

6:30 CHANNEL 51: IGLOOLIK This 30th anniversary look at Inuit video art features five short films by the Isuma and Arnait Women’s Video collectives.

Friday 31

6:30 WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? A documentary about Fred Rogers and his groundbreaking children’s show.

8:30 AMERICAN ANIMALS Four young men plan a heist to steal millions of dollars worth of rare books. Things may or may not go awry. Okay, they go awry. So awry.

Saturday 1

3:30 FAMILY MATINEE:

6:30 AMERICAN ANIMALS

8:30 WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Sunday 2

3:30 CINEMA CLASSICS:

6:30 WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

8:30 AMERICAN ANIMALS

Kramer IMAX

AMAZON ADVENTURE This docudrama follows explorer Henry Bates as he spends almost 11 years in the Amazon in the mid-1800s.

AMERICA’S MUSICAL JOURNEY This documentary focuses on the awesomeness of American music.

PANDAS Wacky pandas are rehabilitated and released into the wild, to the delight of narrator Kristen Bell.

GALLERIES

Art Gallery of Regina

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

BARBARA MENELEY: CARTOGRAPHIES FOR THE NEXT 150 Drawing on research at the Prairie History Room, the artist explores current and historical links between Saskatchewan and Treaty Four territory. (Until Sept. 6.)

SEAN WHALLEY: PODS This outdoor installation explores the potential for nature to transform urban parks. (Until Sept. 6.)

Assiniboia Gallery

2266 Smith St. | 306-522-0997 | assiniboia.com

GROUP EXHIBITION Summer display of work by gallery artists. (Until late August.)

Dunlop Gallery: Central Branch

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

URL: IRL Featuring work by over a dozen artists, this exhibition explores the impact of digital imagery and experiences on real life. Additional work is on display at Sherwood Village gallery. Curated by Jennifer Matotek, Blair Fornwald and Wendy Peart. (Until Sept. 17.)

Dunlop Gallery: Sherwood Branch

6121 Rochdale Blvd. | dunlopartgallery.org

URL: IRL See Dunlop Gallery: Central Branch. (Until Sept. 5.)

Lobby Gallery

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

AGENCY: ON “WHO’S” TERMS? This exhibition features a collaboration between Clayton Windatt, Jessie Short, Dayna Danger and Raven Davis. Presented by Sâkêwêwak Artist Collective. (Until Aug. 31.)

MacKenzie Art Gallery

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

BRENDA FRANCIS PELKEY: A RETROSPECTIVE A former instructor at the University of Saskatchewan, Pelkey has practiced as a photographer for over three decades. This exhibition of her work is curated by Catharine Mastin. (Until Sept. 29.)

REVOLUTIONARIES AND GHOSTS: MEMORY, WITNESS AND JUSTICE IN A GLOBAL CANADIAN CONTEXT This group exhibition includes work by Saskatchewan and Canadian artists such as Ed Burtynsky, Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, Grant McConnell, Ann Newdigate and Jeff Wall. It explores themes such as injustice, oppression, truth and reconciliation. (Until Sept. 29.)

ROAD CONSTRUCTION: PERSPECTIVES ON DRIVING THROUGH SASKATCHEWAN This group exhibition examines the role roads have played in Saskatchewan’s development from colonial days on. Artists include David Garneau, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Ann Harbuz, Richard Gorenko and Rachelle Viader Knowles. (Until Sept. 9.)

BOARDER X Exhibition of contemporary art by Indigenous artists who surf, skate and snowboard as a way to express their identity and challenge societal conformity. (Until Oct. 21.)

RECREATION, LIFE SKILLS, STORYTELLING & ART Drop-in program for immigrant women and children. Co-hosted with Regina Immigrant Women Centre. (Aug. 18 and 25, 10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.)

THURSDAY LATES Sketching in the sculpture garden. (Aug. 23 and 30, 7 p.m.)

A CELEBRATION FOR JACK This gathering will commemorate the life and career of Saskatchewan ceramic artist Jack Sures who passed away on May 12. (Aug. 27, 2 p.m.)

Neutral Ground

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

SUMMER BOOK SALE Opportunity to pick up books and back issues of magazines dealing with art. (Aug. 18, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.)

Nouveau Gallery

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

THE ART OF SUMMER Group show featuring work by gallery artists including Laureen Marchand, Bridget Aitken and Gerry Ruecker. (Until late August.)

Regina Artistic Initiative

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

SHANNON YASHCHESHEN Exhibition of large scale paintings, drawings and photographs exploring themes of environmental devastation and war. (Until Sept. 1, with a reception Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m.)

Slate Fine Art Gallery

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

SUMMER RHUBARB Summer themed exhibition featuring work by gallery artists. (Until Aug. 25.)

Traditions Hand Craft Gallery

2714 13th Ave. | 306-569-0199 | traditionshandcraftgallery.ca

PAULA COOLEY: ATMOSPHERIC Exhibition of salt and soda fired pottery. (Until Aug. 18.)

MUSEUMS

Government House

4607 Dewdney Ave. | 306-787-9316 | governmenthouse.gov.sk.ca

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

GOVERNMENT (CLUB) HOUSE This is held on the third Saturday of every month, and gives children 4–10 an opportunity to learn more about Saskatchewan’s history through crafts and stories. Register at [email protected] (Aug. 18, 1:30–3:30 p.m.)

NOT WHO, BUT WATT Storyteller Vincent Murphy recounts the tale of George Watt, who created the Edwardian garden at Government House. (Aug. 25, 2–3 p.m. Free.)

RCMP Heritage Centre

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

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Displays explore the RCMP’s nearly 150-year history, along with modern crime-fighting techniques. There’s also a virtual musical ride experience.

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

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

Royal Saskatchewan Museum

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

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Interactive exhibits explore Saskatchewan’s geological past, natural environment, First Nations history and modern concerns about our planet’s ecological health. During the summer there’s special programming 1:30–4 p.m. on Aug. 21 (First Nations Beading) and Aug. 30 (Fossils).

ZOOM This exhibit offers visitors the chance to get a close-up look at nature through cutting-edge imaging technology. Includes nine interactive stations featuring subjects such as bugs, skulls and feathers. (Runs throughout the summer.)

MEGAMUNCH’S 65,000,032ND BIRTHDAY Family friendly party with food, entertainment, games and crafts. In lieu of gifts for Megamunch, please bring a dog food donation for CCRezQs. (Aug. 18, noon–4 p.m. Play All Day wristbands for children of RSM members $10, $15 for non-members. Parents and guardians free. Call 306-787-7271 for details.)

STRIKE A POSE In this special evening of programming people get a chance to recreate dioramas on display at the RSM. (Aug. 23, 5–9 p.m.)

Saskatchewan Science Centre

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

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

ROCK U: THE INSTITUTE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL This exhibition explores the evolution of music including the wide range of instruments and technologies we’ve developed to both make and listen to it. (Until Sept. 3.)

THURSDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING during the summer the centre presents special evening programming on Thursdays. Topics include Star Lab & Maker Bots (Aug. 16, 6–8 p.m.) and a demo with Sawchyn Guitars (Aug. 23, 6–8 p.m.)

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame

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

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Displays celebrate athletes and teams that have excelled at the provincial, national and international level. There’s also a multi-sport simulator.

DIAMOND GIRLS’ DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY: 75 YEARS OF THE AAGPBL This exhibition celebrates the rich history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League which started up during World War II and included a number of star players from Saskatchewan. (Until Jan. 12.)