Pick of the Day

            There’s a ton of things happening today actually. First, it’s the opening night of WhyRobotsMakeBetterLovers, the latest offering in the Globe Theatre’s Sandbox Series. It’s previewed in our Feb. 25 issue, and I’ll have a short review on the Friday production on Saturday.

            Also tonight, the three-day Mid-Winter Blues Festival kicks off with a show at the Exchange. Check our music listings for line-up and venue info. And there’s an interesting talk at the George Bothwell Library at 7 p.m. by U of R English prof Jean Hillabold on Erotica & Censorship as part of Freedom to Read Week.

            At nearby Chapters, U of R Geography prof Julia Siemer discusses the challenges of modern demography as part of Coffeehouse Controversies. And U of R History prof Bill Brennan gives a potentially controversial talk on the Regina Riot and the On-to-Ottawa Trek at the RCMP Heritage Centre.

            Do-It-With-Class Young Peoples Theatre has the second night of its musical The Wiz at Conexus Arts Centre. Rik Emmett, Pavlo and Oscar Lopez are at the Casino. Mix Improv is doing a show at Aegean Coast Tea & Coffee. And dope Regina rapper Def 3, recently returned from a series of showcase performances at the Vancouver Olympics, is at O’Hanlon’s Pub.

Author: Gregory Beatty

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4 thoughts on “Pick of the Day”

  1. I suppose it would depend on how aggressively Bill Brennan wanted to debunk some of the romantic myths about the RCMP that are promoted in the Heritage Centre. If he portrayed the RCMP as stooges of the Bennett government that more or less precipitated the Regina Riot in 1935 by attacking a peaceful demonstration by poverty-stricken on-to-ottawa trekkers plus citizens of regina who supported their cause then I could imagine that might upset some members of the community who prefer to regard the Force as a beacon of virtue.

  2. I suppose it would depend on how aggressively Bill Brennan wanted to debunk some of the romantic myths about the RCMP that are promoted in the Heritage Centre. If he portrayed the RCMP as stooges of the Bennett government that more or less precipitated the Regina Riot in 1935 by attacking a peaceful demonstration by poverty-stricken on-to-ottawa trekkers plus citizens of regina who supported their cause then I could imagine that might upset some members of the community who prefer to regard the Force as a beacon of virtue.

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