CITY EVENTS

14 days of stuff to do. Updated every second Thursday. Get your event listed for free — send the details to [email protected].

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Thursday 16

SASKATCHEWAN WILDLIFE FEDERATION: CONVENTION Features multiple presentations and workshops on wildlife habitat and conservation. DoubleTree Hilton, Feb. 16–18. See swf.sk.ca.

INDIGENOUS RADIO PLAYS Listen to recorded legends and oral histories as part of Aboriginal Storytelling Month. Prince of Wales Library, weekdays from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (except Feb. 20). See reginalibrary.ca.

OPEN FIBRE NIGHT Hosted by Regina Weavers & Spinners Guild. Glen Elm Library, 6–8:45 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

LOOSEN UP LIFE DRAWING Drop-in drawing session with live models and still life. George Bothwell Library, 7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

PHILOSOPHY CAFÉ Michael Dummett discusses “Tarot Deck: Political and Philosophical Dimensions of 15th Century Playing Cards.” Hosted by University of Regina Philosophy department. MacKenzie Gallery, 7 p.m.

Friday 17

THE DEBATERS LIVE Touring production of popular CBC radio show with host Steve Patterson. Casino Regina. See casinoregina.com.

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT Hosted by Nature Saskatchewan. Meet at University of Regina’s Archer Library, count runs from 3–5 p.m. Feb. 18: meet at Legislative Building, 1–3 p.m.

CENTRE ON AGING AND HEALTH: DISTINGUISHED LECTURE Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe discusses “Maximizing Brain Health and Independence in Old Age”. RIC119, University of Regina, 6 p.m. See uregina.ca.

HIGH IMPACT WRESTLING Professional wrestling. Hungarian Cultural Centre (1925 McAra), bell at 7 p.m. See hiwcanada.com.

WORD UP: POETRY SLAM Spoken word with guest Nono Ryan. Creative City Centre, 8 p.m. $10, or pay what you can. See creativecitycentre.ca.

PASS THE HAT Local stand-up comedy. SCES Club, doors at 9 p.m. Pay what you want.

WINTER PRIDE: SNOW WHITE PARTY Winter-themed party with music by Dion Illusions. Q Nightclub. Members free, non-members $5. See glcrclub.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP The pawns will be flying fast and furious as the province’s top players gather. Hosted by Queen City Chess Club. Executive Royal Hotel, Feb. 17–19. See queencitychess.club.

Saturday 18

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Today: Verdi’s Il Trovatore. RPL Theatre, 2 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS OF CANADA Bi-monthly gathering of Saskatchewan branch members and others interested in researching Loyalist ancestry. The Chimney (2710 Montague St.), 11:30 a.m. 306-545-1200.

FIRST TIME HOME BUYER Primer on home buying conducted in Mandarin. Central Library, 1 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PLAYED AND STAYED Screening of the trailer for a documentary about African American players who moved to Saskatchewan to play for the Riders and settled here. Hosted by Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum. Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 2 p.m. 306-501-3154.

WINTER PRIDE FUNSPIEL Registration for this spiel hosted by Regina’s gay and lesbian community closed Feb. 6, but if you want to watch the action, the first rock gets delivered at 7 p.m. Tartan Curling Club.

SASK. AFRICAN FASHION SHOW Features a runway show of unique African and African-inspired designs. Conexus Arts Centre, 7 p.m. $35. Text 306-737-1180 for tickets.

LAUGH SHOP COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Noor Kidwai and Scott Porteous. Ramada Hotel, show at 9:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

ST. VALENTINE’S DAY ZABAVA Includes appetizers, bar and dance. Ukrainian National Federation Hall (1727 St. John), doors at 7:30 p.m. 16+. $20. Ticket deadline Feb. 17. 306-519-2898.

Sunday 19

THE SNOW QUEEN: THE MUSICAL Family friendly touring production of a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. Conexus Arts Centre, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. See conexuisartscentre.ca.

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT Hosted by Nature Saskatchewan. Corner of McCarthy Blvd. and Brunskill Place, 1–3 p.m. See naturesask.ca.

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

Q IDOL Third round in a talent contest for solo acts, with the finals on Feb. 23. Q Nightclub, 9 p.m. Members free, non-members $5. See glcrclub.ca.

Monday 20

WASKIMO Last held in 2003, this winter festival includes indoor and outdoor events. Highlights include children’s/art/cultural stages, sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, outhouse races and more. Wascana Centre and Conexus Arts Centre, 1–6 p.m. See waskimo.com.

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT Hosted by Nature Saskatchewan. Science Centre, 1–3 p.m. See naturesask.ca.

FAMILY SKATE Hosted by Regina Lewvan MP Erin Weir with community partner Ehrlo Sport Venture, includes hot chocolate and pizza. Optimist Arena (222 Sunset Dr.), 4:30 p.m. Free.

NATURE REGINA: IMPORTANT BIRD AREA PROGRAM Presentation by Marla Anderson on this conservation effort. Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 7:30 p.m. See natureregina.ca.

Tuesday 21

PLAYING WITH FIRE Opening night. See Ongoing.

STITCH, MAKE AND CHAT Drop in session for people working on knitting, scrapbook and other projects. George Bothwell Library, 1 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

CHEWSDAY CHALLENGE Weekly gathering of board (and other) game enthusiasts. Boston Pizza (north Albert St.), 6:30 p.m. See saskgames.com.

COMBAT IMPROV Performance by local improv troupe. Artesian, doors at 7:30 p.m. $7.

WINTER PRIDE: SKATING PARTY Hosted by the Gay & Lesbian Community of Regina. Victoria Park, 6:30 p.m.

MURDER BY THE BOOK Monthly discussion group on mysteries. Central Library, 7–9 p.m. 306-777-6120.

FINDING HOME IN STORY Métis storytellers discuss the use of historical resources tied to home and kinship. Co-hosted by RPL writer-in-residence Trevor Herriot and the Prairie History Room. Central Library, 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

ESSENTIAL OILS AND YOUR SKIN Workshop on homemade skin care products. Connaught Library, 7 p.m. $5 cost recovery fee. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

REBEL ROLLERS TRIVIA Weekly fundraiser for Pile O’Bones Derby Club. Rebellion Taproom, 8 p.m. $2 per person.

SOLAR ENERGY CO-OP: INFORMATION SESSION Learn more about solar power in Saskatchewan. Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 7–9 p.m.

Wednesday 22

REGINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON Guest speaker is BDC economist Pierre Cleroux: “The 2017 Economic Forecast and Productivity Challenge”. Location t.b.a., registration at 11:30 a.m. See reginachamber.com.

JAMES YOUCK: COLLEGIATE GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE IN REGINA Hosted by Heritage Regina to commemorate Heritage Week. Government House, 7 p.m. Suggested donation” $10. See heritageregina.ca.

ABORIGINAL STORYTELLER IN RESIDENCE The month-long residency commemorates Aboriginal Storytelling Month. Central Library, 7–8:45 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

FRENCH CONVERSATION CLUB: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Connaught Library, 7:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

QUEEN CITY SHORTS Screening are Sam (Astrid Goosens), Let’s Play Dead Girl (Christian Morán), Aire Libre (Anthony Creech), Braid (Cole Stevens), Domestic Cat (Tim and Zheng), The United Guys Network (Tabatha Golat) and Der Glöckner (Chrystene Ells). Creative City Centre, 8 p.m. See queencityshorts.com.

WINE AND SIGN Social evening for deaf people, ASL interpreters and those looking to learn sign language. Artful Dodger, 7–8:30 p.m.

GAMES ON TAP Co-hosted with Sask. Games. Beer Brothers, 6:30 p.m. 19+. See saskgames.com.

Thursday 23

CANADIAN CLUB OF REGINA: LUNCHEON Guest-speaker is University of Regina author James Daschuk (Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life). Executive Royal Hotel, noon. See canadianclubregina.ca.

PUNCHING ABOVE YOUR WEIGHT: RAISING FUNDS FOR PLACES THAT MATTER Workshop co-hosted by Heritage Saskatchewan, Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Heritage Conservation Branch and The National Trust for Canada as part of Heritage Week. Government House, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Register at heritagesask.ca.

REGINA HORTICULTURE SOCIETY Sheila Bonneteau offers tips on preparing your garden for spring. Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 7 p.m. $5, RHS members free. See reginahortsociety.com.

HITCHHIKERS IMPROV Special two-evening performance by local improv troupe. Artesian, Feb. 23–24, show at 8 p.m. $7, $5 for high school students.

BOOK CLUB George Bothwell Library, 7–8 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

BOOK CLUB Tonight: Jan-Philip Sendker, Art of Hearing Heartbeats. Regent Place Library, 7-8 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

INVESTING FOR YOUR LIFE STAGE Primer on age-specific investment strategies. Central Library, 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

COUGARS VS T.B.A. The Cougars finished second in Canada West women’s basketball, and will host a best of three playoff series. Kinesiology Centre, Feb. 23–25. See reginacougars.com.

Friday 24

CANADA WEST CHAMPIONSHIPS University track and field competition with athletes from B.C. and the three Prairie provinces. Regina Fieldhouse, daylong event. See reginacougars.com.

TABOO: NAUGHTY BUT NICE SHOW Eleventh annual sex-positive trade show. Conexus Arts Centre, 5 p.m.–midnight, Feb. 25 noon-midnight, Feb. 26 noon–5 p.m. $10 online, $15 at door. 19+. See taboosexshow.com.

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

WINTER PRIDE: FRACTURED FAIRY TALES Variety show hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Gay Regina, Alex Fordaze Melons and Feather Queen. Q Nightclub, doors at 9 p.m. $5. See glcrclub.ca.

CLUB 66 SOCIAL DANCE Music by Al & Company, with midnight lunch. Regina Seniors’ Centre (2134 Winnipeg St.), 8 p.m. $12 members, $14 non-members. See dancinregina.com.

PATS VS SWIFT CURRENT BRONCOS The Pats remain the CHL’s top ranked team, while Swift Current has a solid grip on a playoff spot heading into the last few weeks of the season. This weekend they play the equivalent of a baseball double-header as the Broncos are in town on Sunday, too. Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

Saturday 25

THE MET: LIVE IN HD Broadcast of Dvorák’s Rusalka. Cineplex Cinemas, 11:55 a.m. See cineplex.com.

COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR Family-friendly walk through the downtown and Heritage neighbourhood with warm-up stops along the route to raise funds for YWCA programming to assist women and children. Register at coldestnightoftheyear.org.

MIX, MINGLE & SWAP Women’s clothing swap and dance fundraiser for YWCA. Artful Dodger, 7 p.m. $20. See mixmingleandswap.com.

PIN UP POOL NIGHT Proceeds to support veterans’ services at Wascana Rehab Centre. Hosted by Panther Pool Pub (1804 9th Ave. N.), doors at 7 p.m. 19+. $25. 306-530-1446.

FEBRUARY BLENDER Evening of social curling followed by music from Terraplane. Tartan Club, registration at 7 p.m. $10.

WINTER PRIDE: PYJAMAS & PILLOWS PARTY Hosted by the Gay And Lesbian Community of Regina. Q Nightclub, 9 p.m.

LAUGH SHOP COMEDY CLUB Stand-up with Matt Billon and Ryan LaChance. Ramada Hotel, show at 9:30 p.m. See ramadaregina.ca.

Sunday 26

HYPOTHERMIC HALF MARATHON Distances include 5, 10 and 21.1 km. Conexus Arts Centre, 9 a.m. See hypothermichalf.com.

SASKATCHEWAN MUSIC COLLECTORS: VINYL SALE Includes albums, CDs and other music paraphernalia. Rebellion Taproom, early bird 10 a.m. ($5) with doors at 11 a.m. ($2). Admission proceeds to Regina Cat Rescue.

BRIDAL AISLE OPEN HOUSE Features a fashion show and opportunity to meet wedding planners. Hotel Saskatchewan, 1–4 p.m. RSVP to bridalaisle.ca.

ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE RECORDS Presentation by Christa Kaytor on historical resources related to one-room schools. Central Library, 2 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

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

LADIES NIGHT Performance by Body Heat male entertainment troupe. Rouge Nightclub, 8 p.m. Tickets $25-$50.

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

Monday 27

PRAIRIE CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN: SPEAKER SERIES Free webinar by Ben Sawa on the HABISask Mapping Application Demo. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

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

AN EVENING UNDER THE AFRICAN SKY Storytelling with Mary Chipanshi and Chimuka Simasiku to commemorate Black History Month and celebrate Africa’s diverse cultures. Central Library, 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

CHARMING RAT RESCUE: PAINT NITE Fundraiser for a local group that helps small animals. Beer Bros. Gastropub, 7 p.m. $45. Register at paintnite.com/events/_1154309.

GET TO KNOW YOUR BIRDS Workshop on identifying bird species that runs for five straight Mondays until March 27. Lakeview School, 6–8 p.m. $25. Register at [email protected]

Tuesday 28

PATS VS LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER Wesley United Church (3913 Hillsdale St.), 5:30–7 p.m. $8, children 4–11 $3, family unit $20. 306-586-5220.

RETURN OF THE DIVAS! Bring up to 10 items of gently used clothing for a swap. Connaught Library, 7 p.m. $5 refreshment fee. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Wednesday 1

THE LAST WIFE Opening night. See Ongoing.

GAMES ON TAP Co-hosted with Sask. Games. Beer Brothers, 6:30 p.m. 19+. See saskgames.com.


ONGOING

DISPLACED Created by Natasha Martina and Sue Mythen, this performance recounts tales of three female immigrants from the Great Irish Famine (1847), post WWII Germany (1947) and Afghanistan under Taliban rule (2007). Presented by Ground Cover Theatre as part of the Shumiatcher Sandbox Series. Globe Theatre, until Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. See globetheatrelive.com.

THE LAST WIFE Written by Kate Hennig and directed by Anita Rochon, this play explores the relationship between King Henry VIII and his eighth wife Katherine Parr. Globe Theatre, March 1–19. See globetheatrelive.com.

PLAYING WITH FIRE: THE THEO FLEURY STORY Adapted from the autobiography written by Fleury and Kirstie McLellan Day, this play is performed entirely on skates and synthetic ice, and tells the story of the player’s troubled path to NHL stardom. Presented by Globe Theatre. Casino Regina, Feb. 21–March 3. See globetheatrelive.com.

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION NOMINATIONS The YWCA is accepting nominations for the 36th annual awards in 11 categories until Feb. 24. For nomination forms, visit ywcaregina.com.

DONATION DRIVE FOR HOMELESS VETERANS You are invited to drop off indoor and outdoor clothing and personal care items for homeless veterans and law enforcement personnel. Donations can be made at any of the 171 Saskatchewan Legion branches until March 31. Co-organized with Carmichael Outreach in Regina. 306-525-8739.

2017 REGINA RV SHOW Get up to speed (ha-ha) on the latest RV models to explore the great outdoors this summer. Canada Centre, Evraz Place, until Feb. 26. See indoorsale.ca.

GLIMPSE OF THE TROPICS Display of warm-weather flowers. Regina Floral Conservatory (1450B 4th Ave.), open daily 1–4:30 p.m. Until March 13. See reginafloralconservatory.ca.