Pick of the Day: Making Peace Vigil

If you’re out and about in the downtown between noon and 12:30 p.m. swing by the north end of the F. W. Hill Mall and give a shout-out to Stephen Harper and Brad Wall. They’ll be glad-handling in support of efforts to end poverty and injustice in the world.

No, seriously, they’ll be on the mall in solidarity with the fine folks of the Making Peace Vigil. It’s kind of a milestone day for the group. Their 3rd anniversary, to be exact. For the past 156 Thursdays, through the dirtiest weather south-Saskatchewan is capable of throwing at us, they’ve  demonstrated–first against the war in Afghanistan, then later against a host of human justice and environmental issues.

So huge props to them. And props to the Prime Minister and Saskatchewan Premier for showing up and sharing a slice of birthday cake with the demonstrators. Maybe they’ll even tote a sign for a time and raise their voices in song with the Singers of the Sacred Web and Viva La Musica who will also be in attendance. 

Jolly good show guys! 

Also on tonight is a classical music concert featuring a performance of Schubert’s “The Trout” along with works by Kodaly and Nobles by members of the Regina, Brandon and Calgary symphonies. Westminster United Church, 8 p.m. $15 adults, $12 seniors & students. 539-8239. 

Tonight also marks the start of Taste of Spring, the annual showcase of fine local dining and drinking that we hopefully raised the bar on a bit after our pretty damn decent Best of Food issue. It’s on until Saturday at the Credit Union EventPlex. (6:30 p.m. $37)

Tonight and tomorrow night at New Dance Horizons (2207 Harvey St.) there’s a repeat performance of In Fur Till Spring (pictured). Featuring live harpsichord and electric guitar, this is a work worth seeing. It features four dancers (three female, one male) and has a real sense of seasonal transformation and fecundity about it.

Start time is 8 p.m. both nights. Highly recommended.

Also on tonight, Unlearn is playing with Monkey, Experiments and Beezlebison at the Club, doors at 6 p.m. $8. And at O’Hanlon’s, the bluegrass/jazz group the F-Holes are playing.

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