Pick of the Day: Jake’s Gift

This is a fundraiser for the 2010 Regina International Fringe Festival which runs this summer from July 2-6. Featured is a performance of Julia Mackey’s award-winning one-woman play about an elderly Canadian WWII veteran who returns to Juno Beach near Normandy in 2004 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day.

Jake’s Gift played to sold-out audiences at the the 2009 RIFF. Tonight’s performance is at the Royal Sask Museum. There’s a reception at 7 p.m., followed by the performance at 8 p.m. Tix are $30 at the door. For more info call 527-2732.   

Musicwise, there’s a couple of CD releases tonight. At the Club, Tyler Gilbert is debuting his new disc. Performing on the same bill are the Co-Accused and Rajina. Next door at the Exchange, there’s a CD release by Winoski & Horn. At the Fainting Goat Restaurant Joelle Fuller is playing. Finally, at the Distrikt, Crash Karma is playing. It’s a Canadian supergroup of sorts, featuring members of I Mother Earth, Our Lady Peace and the Tea Party. Read the Leader-Post piece in Thursdays paper. Found the quote from Edwin about there being no egos in the band  a little tough to believe.

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