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CITY EVENTS

Thursday 7

HOLIDAY NIGHT MARKET Hosted by Regina Farmers’ Market, with musical guest Belle Plaine. Wa Wa Shriner’s Hall (2065 Hamilton), 5–9 p.m.

JANA KUTARNA & ALLAN DOTSON: RECEPTION Show and sale of mixed-media art including painting, photography, poetry and comics exploring themes of communication, relationship and play. Artesian, 6–9 p.m.

GIFTING ART Family-friendly workshop to create a small sculpture to give as a gift. Glen Elm Library, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PRISM IMPROV: THE HOLI-GAY SPECIAL Live improv performance. Creative City Centre, 8 p.m.

Friday 8

THE GARDEN OF EDEN Gala fundraising dinner with a performance by the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds go to support Eden Care Communities. Conexus Arts Centre, doors at 6 p.m. See web.edencarecommunities.com.

REGINA WORD UP Poetry slam with guest artist Mugabi Byenkya. Creative City Centre, show at 8 p.m. All ages. See creativecitycentre.ca.

PATS VS KELOWNA ROCKETS After more than three weeks on the road, the Pats return home to face two tough tests against the Rockets tonight and the Central Division-leading Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday. Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

HITCHHIKERS’ HOUSE SHOW Performance by local improv artists. Unitarian Centre, show at 8 p.m.

CLUB 66 SOCIAL CLUB DANCE Music by Denis and Curtis Ficor, with midnight lunch. Regina Seniors’ Centre (2134 Winnipeg), 8 p.m. $12 members, $14 non-members. See dancinregina.com.

Saturday 9

REGINA FARMERS’ MARKET Wa Wa Shriners Hall (2065 Hamilton), 9 a.m.–1 p.m. See reginafarmersmarket.ca.

SPARKLE Show and sale of handmade jewellery hosted by Jewellery Artists Guild of Regina.  Neil Balkwill Arts Centre, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

THREE AMIGOS RECORDS Sale of vinyl from multiple musical genres. Rebellion Taproom, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

LIBRARY: BEHIND THE SCENES Learn how library workers work to promote access to information in the community. Hosted by Saskatchewan Library Association. Regent Place Library, 1–4 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca or call 306-777-6086.

CONNAUGHT KNITTING CIRCLE Drop-in event held each Saturday. Connaught Library, 1–4 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

ART FOR CANADIAN NEWCOMERS All ages art-making, although children should be accompanied by an adult. Glen Elm Library, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Register at 306-777-6009.

PATS VS MEDICINE HAT TIGERS Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

Sunday 10

CHRISTMAS TEA Includes tea, coffee and dainties. Sittings at noon, 1:10, 2:20 and 3:30 p.m. Hosted by Regina Garden Associates. Regina Floral Conservatory (1450B 4th Ave.). See reginafloralconservatory.ca for ticket information.

BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA Broadcast of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet The Nutcracker which is set on Christmas Eve. Cineplex Cinemas, 12:55 p.m. See cineplex.com.

WRITE FOR RIGHTS Social afternoon of letter writing to promote human rights for people wrongfully imprisoned. Hosted by Amnesty Regina, University of Regina and other community groups. Artful Dodger, 2–4:30 p.m. See amnestysaskatchewan.ca.

PINTS & PROSE TRIVIA Weekly(-ish) pub trivia. Fun! Prizes! Delightful holiday decorations to gaze upon! O’Hanlon’s, 8:30 p.m. $5.

Monday 11

SPEAKERS CORNER TOASTMASTERS New members are welcome to join this non-profit club to improve their communication and leadership skills. They meet Mondays at Co-Operators Building (1920 College Ave.), noon–1 p.m. See speakerscornerregina.toastmastersclubs.org.

LOUNGE LIVIN’ OPEN MIC NIGHT Involves spoken word, music, comedy and more. Copper Kettle Restaurant, 7 p.m.

OPEN MIC MONDAYS Includes spoken word, comedy, music, magic and more. Q Nightclub, 8 p.m.

Tuesday 12

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

SHERWOOD VILLAGE BOOK CLUB Tonight: Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club. Sherwood Village Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

EYES UP HERE Performance by local comedy troupe. Creative City Centre, 8 p.m.

Wednesday 13

PATS VS KAMLOOPS BLAZERS Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

WIZARD OF OZ Touring musical inspired by the iconic 1939 film with Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and — of course — Munchkins! Conexus Arts Centre, Dec. 13–14, 7 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

CALLING ALL AMATEUR RADIO FANS Drop in session hosted by Regina Amateur Radio Association. Regent Place Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

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

QUIZ WHIZZERS Fun and friendly pub trivia. Capitol Restaurant and Bar, Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Thursday 14

GEORGE BOTHWELL BOOK CLUB Tonight: Julia Claiborne Johnson Be Frank With Me. George Bothwell Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

INK PRINTS WRITING GROUP Support group for local writers. Teens welcome! Prince of Wales Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

TAX STRATEGIES FOR RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS Central Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Friday 15

SUSTAINABLE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT II Noon hour workshop on solid waste management and recycling. RIC Atrium, University of Regina, noon to 1 p.m. Registration not required.

BEST OF THE WINNIPEG COMEDY FESTIVAL: NAUGHTY OR NICE Touring show of stand-up comedy. Casino Regina. See casinoregina.com.

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

RED HOT RIOT: CHRISTMAS SHOW Celebrate the season with comic Jayden Pfeifer and special guests, with music by Wolf Willow. Artesian, 8 p.m. $15. Tickets at picatic.com/rhrdec15.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL This re-imagined version of the iconic Disney show is presented by Mr. And Mrs. Gay Regina 27 Maxxx Power and Lala Bottomè, and features kings and queens from across the province. Q Nightclub, show at 10:30 p.m. $7 before Dec. 10, $10 afterward.

PATS VS SASKATOON BLADES Brandt Centre, 7 p.m. See reginapats.com.

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

COMBAT IMPROV Performance by local artists. Unitarian Centre, show at 8 p.m.

HIW CANADA: KING’S CHALLENGE VIII Professional wrestling. Hungarian Club, 8 p.m. See hiwcanada.com.

MINUS ONE CLUB DANCE Music by Denis and Curtis Ficor. Regina Seniors’ Centre (2134 Winnipeg), 8 p.m. $12 members, $14 non-members. See dancinregina.com.

Saturday 16

REGINA FARMERS’ MARKET Wa Wa Shriners Hall (2065 Hamilton), 9 a.m.–1 p.m. See reginafarmersmarket.ca.

CJME SANTAS ANONYMOUS WRAP DAY Community gathering to wrap gifts that have been donated so they can be distributed to families over the holidays. Regina & District Food Bank (445 Winnipeg St.), 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

CRAVEN CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT Participants will depart from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum at 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Hosted by Nature Regina. See natureregina.ca or e-mail [email protected]

AL RITCHIE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: OPEN HOUSE Includes refreshments and information about the ARCA and the programming it has planned for 2018. 2250 Lindsay St., 1–4 p.m.

WASCANA FAMILY PLAY DAY Opportunity for adults and children to explore Wascana Marsh and learn about the winter environment. Hosted by SaskOutdoors. Wascana Centre (290 Wascana Dr.), 2–4 p.m. See saskoutdoors.org.

CP HOLIDAY TRAIN Cross-Canada tour with musical guests Terri Clark, Dallas Smith and Kelly Prescott. Just south of old Mosaic Stadium, 5 p.m.

SILVER BELLS Forma dinner and dance presented by the Regina Ballroom Dancing Club. Conexus Arts Centre, 5:30 p.m. Ticket deadline is Dec. 13. 306-789-4256.

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

Sunday 17

A CLASSY CHRISTMAS Opening Night. See Ongoing.

CREE TOY BINGO Family-friendly afternoon of games with prizes. Albert Library Theatre, 12:30–3:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

Monday 18

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

ROTARY CLUB OF REGINA OSKAYA’S HOLIDAY FUN & MUSIC NIGHT Features entertainment by local artists with proceeds to support inner-city youth programs. Sacred Heart Community School, 6:30 p.m. $10, $5 for students/children. 306-551-5550.

LOUNGE LIVIN’ OPEN MIC NIGHT Involves spoken word, music, comedy and more. Copper Kettle Restaurant, 7 p.m.

OPEN MIC MONDAYS Includes spoken word, comedy, music, magic and more. Q Nightclub, 8 p.m.

PAINT NITE FUNDRAISER Social evening of painting with an artist in attendance, proceeds support therapeutic programming at Lumsden & District Heritage Home. Tony Roma’s, 7 p.m. For ticket information e-mail  [email protected]

Tuesday 19

GLUTEN FREE HOLIDAY BAKING Presented by Kneaded Bake Shop. Sunrise Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION READING GROUP Three part session to review and discuss the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. Heritage Community Association (1654 11th Ave.), 7–8 p.m., with additional sessions Jan. 30 and Feb. 27. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Wednesday 20

TOOLKIT WORKSHOP SERIES: COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY ONLINE Morning workshop on how to communicate through social media with facilitator Michelle Brownridge. Hosted by STOPS to Violence and Regina Public Interest Research Group. First Nations University, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Register at rpirg.org.

WINTER CELEBRATIONS Presentation on various winter celebrations that are held around the world, includes refreshments. Central Library, 7–8:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

CINEMA POLITICA: BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND THE ROOSTER’S CROW This documentary examines the environmental impact of EnCana’s mining and pipeline activities in Ecuador. Artful Dodger, 7 p.m.

QUIZ WHIZZER TRIVIA Special Simpsons edition, ay caramba! The Capitol, 8 p.m. $5 per team.

Thursday 21

NEW DOG! The Dec. 21 edition of Prairie Dog is out today. Hooray!

NEW TO REGINA Information session of employment and business opportunities for Chinese newcomers (conducted in Mandarin). Central Library, 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

OPEN FIBRE NIGHT Hosted by Regina Weavers & Spinners Guild. Central Library, 7–9 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

HITCHHIKERS IMPROV Performance by local improv troupe. Artesian, Dec. 21–22, show at 8 p.m.

YULE CELEBRATION Public ritual hosted by the Sage Wind Temple of the Congregationalist Wiccan Association of Saskatchewan. All are welcome. Unitarian Centre, lower level (2700 College Ave.) 7 p.m. See facebook.com/cwasask

Friday 22

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

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

Saturday 23

CONNAUGHT KNITTING CIRCLE Drop-in event held each Saturday. Connaught Library, 1–4 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

ONGOING

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Written by Michael Shamata, this adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic remains faithful to the original which was set in mid–19th century London. Globe Theatre, until Dec. 24. See globetheatrelive.com.

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU Live musical theatre production conceived and written by Danny Balkwill that explores the joys and challenges of relationships. Saskatchewan Express Theatre (2272 Pasqua St.), until Dec. 16. See saskatchewanexpress.com.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS: ESCAPE ROOM In advance of a January production of this Jules Verne adventure story, Globe Theatre hosts a family-friendly themed escape room. Until Feb. 4, book online at globetheatrelive.com.

CANADIAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE: A TRIBUTE TO CANADA 150 Touring exhibition exploring notable Jewish contributions to Canadian history. Saskatchewan Legislature, runs Dec. 12–Jan. 8. See cje2017.com.

A CLASSY CHRISTMAS This holiday program includes a selection of well-known Broadway songs. Presented by Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre. University of Regina Theatre, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m., Dec. 18 at 1 and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. See doitwithclass.com.

CHRISTMAS WONDERS Display of holiday-themed flowers. Regina Floral Conservatory (1450B 4th Ave.), open daily 1–4:30 p.m., with extended hours to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 14, 19 and 20. Until Jan. 12. See reginafloralconservatory.ca.

CANDY CANE LANE HOLIDAY LIGHT FESTIVAL Features over 390 decorated homes in Normanview along with a walk-through site on Champ Cres. The latter is open daily from 6:30–9 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies are for sale. Children under 14 $1, Youth under 18 & Seniors 60+ $2, and Adults $3. Runs until Dec. 24, with proceeds to three local charities. See nrgi.ca.

REGINA FOOD BANK: HOLIDAY HAMPERS The Regina Food Bank operates an on-line food drive to help individuals and families prepare for the holidays. Until Dec. 31. See reginafoodbank.ca for details.

MOVIES

It’s December. Well, that was fast. Like every year, 2017 had a few good movies and lots of bad ones. But more, than usual, this year doesn’t feel like it had anything truly amazing. Of course, I might’ve just missed it. Well, let’s see what the last little bit of 2017 has to offer. /Shane Hnetka

Opening

Friday 8

JUST GETTING STARTED Morgan Freeman is a retired lawyer who testified against the mob and now lives in witness protection in a retirement home. When retired F.B.I. agent Tommy Lee Jones moves into the same complex, a hilarious rivalry ensues. But wait! Someone seems to be trying to kill Freeman! Morgan and Tommy, who as you may recall are RIVALS, must put aside their differences and  team up to save the day. I think this thing claims to be an action comedy, but it looks more comedy-comedy to me. Also, it’s been a very long time since director Ron Shelton has directed anything remotely good. Bull Durham maybe — and that came out in 1988. I’ll probably pass.

THE SHAPE OF WATER Guillermo del Toro’s latest looks freaking awesome. Essentially it’s his take on The Creature from the Black Lagoon (which he’s wanted to remake for decades but mean Hollywood won’t let him). Shape is set in the 1960s and is about a creature that’s been captured by U.S. agents and taken to a lab to be studied.  A mute cleaner (Sally Hawkins, Maudy) falls in love with the thing and tries to free it from evil agent Michael Shannon. The movie’s getting awesome reviews. It looks fantastic — can’t wait to see it.

Friday 15

FERDINAND Fox has gone and scheduled a movie to open against the galactic might of Star Wars. A bold move for dark times, or not. This animated feature from director Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age, Rio) doesn’t look that good to me but who cares? It’s going to be splattered all over the Millennium Falcon’s windshield by the end of its first weekend. John Cena  voices Ferdinand, the gentle bull who doesn’t want to fight. Yup, a WWE superstar as a cartoon bull. Sounds grrreat.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI The eighth chapter of the Star Wars saga is here. Will we find out who Rey’s parents are? What’s the secret of the New Order’s evil leader, Snoke? What does Luke mean by “It’s time for the Jedi to end”?  And what about the porgs? Is that what Luke’s been living on, on his small island on a remote planet? How does he cook them? Roast porg sandwiches? Sauteed porg in white sauce? Porg kabobs? Porg with porridge? Deep fried porg with a side of mashed porgtatoes? Porg pancakes? Also, is porg any good? Does it taste like chicken? Will any of these questions be answered or will they be left for the next movie? We’ll find out soon, at a theatre near you.

RPL Film Theatre

Thursday 7

7:00 REBEL IN THE RYE This biopic about writer J.D. Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) follows his time at school, his Second World War experience and the creation of his most successful novel, The Catcher in the Rye. It hasn’t been getting very good reviews. Probably doesn’t help that alleged predator and current pariah Kevin Spacey co-stars.

9:00 WORLD OF DARKNESS: THE DOCUMENTARY This doc examines the World of Darkness role-playing games including Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse and Mage: The Ascension, with a focus on their connection to/influence on popular culture: music, movies, fashion and, of course, cosplay.

Friday 8

7:00 WORLD OF DARKNESS

9:00 REBEL IN THE RYE

Saturday 9

7:00 REBEL IN THE RYE

9:00 WORLD OF DARKNESS

Sunday 10

2:30 WORLD OF DARKNESS

7:00 REBEL IN THE RYE

Wednesday 13

7:00 HOME ALONE After a child is accidentally abandoned by his wealthy but dysfunctional family over the holidays, he hallucinates a series of elaborate and cartoonishly violent battles with burglars trying to break into his house.

Thursday 14

7:00 THE DIVINE ORDER As shocking as it may sound, Swiss women couldn’t vote in national elections until 1971! This comedic drama set in the lead-up to the country’s referendum follows a young woman trying to organized her stodgy, untouched-by-the-1960s town to bring suffrage to Switzerland. Funny, but also maybe something to think about the next time you hear some jackass bash feminism.

9:00 MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE It’s All the President’s Men (well, that might be too strong a comparison) but from the perspective of Mark Felt, a.k.a. Deep Throat (Liam Neeson). The film follows Felt as he helps Woodward and Bernstein expose the Watergate scandal.

Friday 15

7:00 MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE

9:00 THE DIVINE ORDER

Saturday 16

7:00 THE DIVINE ORDER

9:00 MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE

Sunday 17

2:30 MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE

7:00 THE DIVINE ORDER

Tuesday 19

7:00 JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 This month’s Talkies is a little early because of the holidays.  Host Jayden Pfeifer and pfriends have picked a real stinker to make fun of. I didn’t even know this movie existed until now, and have to say I wish I didn’t.

Wednesday 20

7:00 A CHRISTMAS STORY Bob Clark’s Christmas classic about a young boy who only wants a BB gun for Christmas. Will he get his official Red Ryder carbine action, 200-shot range-model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time? And if he does, will he shoot his eye out?

Kramer IMAX

AFTER DARK: NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION The good news: the year’s last After Dark presentation on Dec. 13 is a good one — National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The bad news? it’s already sold out. :(

DREAM BIG: ENGINEERING OUR WORLD The way the titular world is going lately we’ll probably need engineers to rebuild civilization sooner rather than later.

GREAT WHITE SHARK I’m required to report that this IMAX documentary does not focus on the following topics: 1.) lions 2.) the Australian outback 3.) all the different colours of hats 4.) dinosaurs 5.) ancient aliens 6.) the work of influential New York graphic designer Paula Scher 7.) all the different shapes of hats 8.) the International Space Station 9.) pandas.

PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME A documentary about pandas. Obviously.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Once again the Kramer IMAX theatre gets one of Canada’s few physical film copies of the latest Star Wars movie. This will be the best way to experience the space opera epic. I already have my ticket.

LIVE MUSIC

Regina’s got some fine-lookin’ concerts in the next few weeks. The Death By Stereo Exchange show on Saturday Dec. 16 ought to rule, and Library Voices (Dec. 15) are always a blast. Then there’s Pop Pop Vernac’s fundraiser for the Autism Centre, which sounds like a fun way to support a good cause; and a highly melodious goodbye by the Artful Dodger to its current location (Dec. 16). Holiday shows by Jeffery Straker, Hawksley Workman and Jann Arden are happening, too. Good tunes, good times.

Thursday 7

TRIFECTA CONCERT SERIES with HooDoo, Son Howler, Queen City Stoop Kids and more at the Artful Dodger, show at 8 p.m. $10.

Friday 8

TRAGICALLY HIP/GORD DOWNIE TRIBUTE featuring local musicians at O’Hanlon’s Pub.

HOTEL CALIFORNIA (Eagles tribute) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.com.

VIKTOR VON VULGAR PART II at the SCES Club. See culturalexchange.ca.

THIRZZO with Trooper Gang, The Seven Deadly Sins and more at the Pump Roadhouse, 9 p.m. See the pumproadhouse.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT ROCKS with Tommy John Ehman at the Turvey Centre, 7:30 p.m.

RYAN PROSPER at the Bearcats Lounge, 8 p.m.

GOVERNMENT TOWN with Connor Hewson at the Artful Dodger, doors at 8 p.m. $10.

SEAN BURNS with The Bystanders at the Revival Music Room.

SPREAD THE WARMTH featuring Queen City Brass Band and Sheldon-Williams Senior Concert Band at Knox-Met Church, 7:30 p.m. Admission by donations of new/gently used mitts, toques, gloves and scarves for children, women and men. See queencitybrass.ca.

ETIENNE FLETCHER BAND with Kory Istace at Capital Restaurant, 9 p.m.

Saturday 9

HAWKSLEY WORKMAN: ALMOST A FULL MOON TOUR presented by Regina Folk Festival at the Exchange. Show at 8 p.m. See reginafolkfestival.com.

MADAME DIVA: SPECTACLE DE NOËL presented by the Francophone Performing Arts Network at Carrefour Horizons (1440 9th Ave. N.), 7 p.m. See culturel.ca/360-sk.

BEARS-NASH HOLIDAY BASH with Bears In Hazenmore, Megan Nash and Kara Golemba at the Artesian, 8:30 p.m. $15. All ages.

HOTEL CALIFORNIA (Eagles tribute) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.com.

THE BLAZERS at the Revival Music Room.

BEN SEFTON at the Bearcats Lounge, 8 p.m.

2BEATS & A HAT plus guests at Artful Dodger, doors at 8 p.m. $5.

Sunday 10

THE JAM Jam session open to musicians 19 and under. SCES Club, 2–5 p.m. Free. See culturalexchange.ca.

Monday 11

A JANN ARDEN CHRISTMAS at Conexus Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

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

Tuesday 12

LOUISIANA HAYRIDE CHRISTMAS featuring country artists performing hits by legends such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison and Loretta Lynn as well as classic Christmas carols. Performing Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. See reginapac.com.

REBEL TUESDAYS with The Alley Dawgs and guests at the Fat Badger, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday 13

REGINA MALE VOICE CHOIR at Bushwakker, 8–9 p.m.

Thursday 14

JACK SEMPLE’S TRIBUTE TO B.B. KING at the Revival Music Room.

Friday 15

LIBRARY VOICES with Natural Sympathies and Beach Body at the Exchange. $10 advance, $15 door. See culturalexchange.ca.

POP POP VERNAC with Broadway & Wallace at O’Hanlon’s Pub.

FRIDAY NIGHT ROCKS with Smoke Break at the Turvey Centre, 7:30 p.m.

BRODIE MONIKER at the Bearcats Lounge, 8 p.m.

DALE MAC (EP release show) with Newera and Mothernight at Cloud 9 Live.

After Party with performances by Homo Monstrous, Jeff Morton, Ryan Hill and DJ SID at Creative City Centre, 9 p.m. $10 (Neutral Ground members free). See creativecitycentre.ca.

Saturday 16

DEATH BY STEREO with Orbital Express, Bats Out!, Tomorrow Starts Today and GrizzlyHawk at the Exchange. See culturalexchange.ca.

JEFFERY STRAKER: A VERY PRAIRIE HOLIDAY SHOW featuring guests Jack Semple, Amy Nelson, Annette Champagne and the Plaines de Gospel Choir at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.com.

LAST NIGHT AT THE ARTFUL DODGER with Son Howler, Braindead Romeo, Picture Radio, Tiny + Carl, Etienne Fletcher and Keiffer Mclean at Artful Dodger.

JAECY BELLS at the Bearcats Lounge, 8 p.m.

ON 11 at the Revival Music Room.

NO RECOLLECTION with Johnny Two Fingers and guests at Cloud 9 Live.

MACKENZIE JACKSON at the Lancaster Taphouse, 8 p.m.

Sunday 17

A KELLY FAMILY CHRISTMAS at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (5020 Sherwood Dr.), 4 p.m. Advance tickets only. Adults $20, 16 and under $10, five and under free. Proceeds to assist with a roof replacement at the church. 306-543-3838.

Monday 18

CALL ME MILDY at Bushwakker, 8 p.m.

Tuesday 19

REBEL TUESDAYS with The Alley Dawgs and guests at the Fat Badger, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday 20

RORY ALLEN’S BLUE BLUE CHRISTMAS (Elvis Tribute) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.com.

THE DICKENS YULETIDE SINGERS at Bushwakker, 8–9 p.m.

Thursday 21

RORY ALLEN’S BLUE BLUE CHRISTMAS (Elvis Tribute) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.com.

Friday 22

RORY ALLEN’S BLUE BLUE CHRISTMAS (Elvis Tribute) at Casino Regina. See casinoregina.com.

ROCK FOR A CAUSE with Andino Suns and Scott Richmond at the Exchange. Proceeds to support Mamas 4 Mamas. See culturalexchange.ca.

WONDERLAND at the Revival Music Room.

TOBREY WESTON at the Bearcats Lounge, 8 p.m.

Saturday 23

WONDERLAND at the Revival Music Room.

CHAD KICHULA at Lancaster Taphouse, 8 p.m.

RYAN HICKS at the Bearcats Lounge, 8 p.m.

Jazz & Classical

Friday 8

MAURICE DROUIN TRIO with Graham Dyck (vocalist) and Barrie Redford (trumpet) at LeBistro (3850 Hillsdale), show at 8 p.m. See jazzregina.ca.

Saturday 9

SISTERS OF MERCY: CHRISTMAS CONCERT at Westminster United Church, 2 p.m.

RSO SHUMIATCHER POPS Music of the Ice: Skating’s Greatest Hits with guest conductor Lucas Waldin, host Jamie Salé and pianist Tommy Banks performing works by Andrew Lloyd Webber, ABBA, Glenn Miller, Ravel and more. Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m. see reginasymphony.com.

PHIL LEGRAND TRIO at Capitol Restaurant, 9 p.m.

HOLIDAY HULLABALOO with The Project and guests at Lancaster Taphouse, 8 p.m.

Sunday 10

SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA: CHRISTMAS BRUNCH & CONCERT Conducted by Al Denike, the SSYO will perform works by Anderson, Elgar, Toovey and Dvorak. Conexus Arts Centre, 11 a.m. Tickets $20-$45. See ssyo.ca or call 306-522-1527.

REGINA PHILHARMONIC CHORUS: CHRISTMAS BRUNCH Includes a silent auction, yuletide style meal and Christmas concert and singalong. Hotel Saskatchewan, 12:30 p.m. See reginaphilharmonic.com.

Saturday 16

RSO SPECIAL PERFORMANCE Handel’s Messiah with guest conductor Rosemary Thomson and soloists Allison Walmsley (soprano), Andrea Hill (mezzo-soprano), Zach Finkelstein (tenor) and Stephen Hegedus (bass-baritone). Knox-Met Church, 8 p.m. See reginasymphony.com.

Sunday 17

PRAIRIE CHAMBER CHOIR: CEREMONIES AND CELEBRATIONS & CD LAUNCH featuring a program of carols by Benjamin Britten with guest artist Cécile Denis (harp) at Christ Lutheran Church, 2:30 p.m. See prairiechamberchoir.ca.

PER SONATORI: ANGEL NOËL The Baroque period ensemble Per Sonatori presents a Baroque Christmas concert. Knox-Metropolitan Church, 7:30 p.m. See personatori.ca.

Karaoke Kalendar

Satisfy your kraving for melodik kacophony at these fine Regina klubs! Did we miss your favourite karaoke night? E‑mailing your kritical karaoke knowledge to [email protected]

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

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

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

BROADWAY’S LOUNGE Fridays, 9 p.m. 1307 Broadway Ave.

KING’S HEAD TAVERN Friday-Sunday & Tuesday, 8 p.m. 433 Albert St. N.

WESTERN PIZZA Friday nights. Glencairn Shopping Centre.

4 SEASONS Friday nights. 909 Arcola Ave.

CROWN & HAND Saturday nights. 6330 Dewdney Ave.

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

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

GALLERIES

Art Gallery of Regina

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

SYLVIA ZIEMANN: ACCIDENTAL UTOPIA Drawings and paintings by the Regina artist envision a post-apocalyptic future where animal/human hybrids work to build a utopian society. (Dec. 9–Feb 23, with a reception Dec. 13 from 7–9 p.m.)

Assiniboia Gallery

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

DEBBIE WOZNIAK-BONK: LIGHT WITHIN Landscapes explore the effects of sunlight along with images of grain elevators. (Until Dec. 9.)

Dunlop Gallery: Central Branch

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

BRIDGET MOSER: EVERY ROOM IS A WAITING ROOM This exhibition includes a new performance and two videos where the Toronto artist uses subversive comedy to tackle consumerism and anxiety. Curated by Blair Fornwald. (Until Jan. 14.)

Dunlop Gallery: Sherwood Branch

6121 Rochdale Blvd. | dunlopartgallery.org

CATHERINE BLACKBURN: TELL ME THE TRUTH Using beadwork, quilling and painting, the artist explore colonization’s impact on politics, economics, spirituality and the family. Curated by Jennifer Matotek. (Until Jan. 3.)

MacKenzie Art Gallery

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

DANA CLAXTON: THE SIOUX PROJECT: TATANKA OYATE Digital video and photography installation in which the Hunkpapa Lakota artist explores contemporary Sioux aesthetics and  the current relationship of Sioux people with the land. (Until Jan. 7.)

JEFF FUNNELL: NOTES FROM THE INQUEST Exhibition of courtroom drawings from the inquest into the shooting death of Wasagamack Cree leader JJ Harper by a Winnipeg police officer in 1988. (Until Jan. 28.)

BRETT GRAHAM: PIONEER Hybrid sculpture which blends references to a prairie schooner (covered wagon) and grain wagon to explore the impact of settlement on plains First Nations. (Until Jan. 28.)

SHARY BOYLE: SCARECROW This exhibition is part of the Collection Insight Series which sees the artist create an original installation incorporating pieces from the gallery’s permanent collection. (Until May 6.)

JEANNE RANDOLPH: MY CLAUSTROPHOBIC HAPPINESS The Canadian cultural theorist explores consumer culture with this body of fictocriticism inspired by and displayed with works from the gallery’s permanent collection. (Until Feb. 4.)

Neutral Ground

203-1856 Scarth St. | 306-522-7166 | neutralground.sk.ca

MEMBERS’ MIXER Includes a free after-party with live music at Creative City Centre. (Dec. 15, 7–9 p.m. at Neutral Ground, 9:30 at the CCC.)

Nouveau Gallery

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

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION Features work by gallery artists. (Runs into January, with an opening reception Dec. 8, 5:30–7:30 p.m.)

Slate Fine Art Gallery

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

SATURNALIA V Winter exhibition by gallery artists. (Until early January.)

MUSEUMS

Government House

4607 Dewdney Ave. | 306-787-9316 | govhousesociety.ca

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

OLD FASHIONED VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Annual Christmas celebration featuring caroling, cookie decorating, horse-drawn wagon rides, ice sculptures and a special visitor from the North Pole, golly who could it be. (Dec. 8, 4-8 p.m. Free admission.)

RCMP Heritage Centre

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

BUILDING BETTER PARTNERSHIPS: THE RCMP AND CANADA’S FIRST PEOPLES Exhibition which explores the relationship between the force and Indigenous people dating back to the time of the North West Mounted Police. (Until Feb. 28, 2018.)

SGT. MAJOR’S PARADE Daily parade where 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.)

Royal Saskatchewan Museum

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

PERMANENT EXHIBITS A variety of interactive exhibits explore Saskatchewan’s geological past, natural environment, Indigenous history and modern concerns about the planet’s ecological health.

150 FOR 150 This exhibit features 150 species from the natural history and fossil collections to commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial. The items are available to be “adopted” with proceeds supporting the Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. (Until Dec. 31.)

MUSEUM’S CHOICE Touring exhibition of notable fossils (or replicas) from 11 Canadian natural history museums. (Until Jan. 31.)

Saskatchewan Science Centre

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

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

ADULT SCIENCE NIGHT Theme is “Twinkling & Tinkering” which involves drawing inspiration from the night sky to create glittering gift ideas. (Dec. 14, 7 p.m.)

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame

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

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Displays celebrate athletes and teams who have excelled at the provincial, national and international level along with a multi-sport simulator.

ON THE ICE AND WITHOUT A STICK Exhibition of artifacts celebrating sports outside of hockey that are played on ice. (Until Jan. 27.)