BRIT'S PICKS: Top things to do in Sask. this weekend
ARTS REPORTER BRITAINY ROBINSON HELPS PLAN YOUR WEEKEND
Saskatoon & Area
It's a chance for you see classic theatre with a modern twist.
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is back for another year with two shows you're bound to know. There's Macbeth, the dark and sinister tragedy about a power hungry lord who loses everything. And then, to clean the palette, is Comedy of Errors, a slapstick story of identical twins separated at birth.
The shows open on the festival site Friday and run until August 25th along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River.
This one's for anyone who has ever been young and in love.
Salt Water Moon is a play about childhood sweethearts Jacob and Mary. They have lost touch, and when Jacob comes home, he tries to win her back. As always with love, nothing is simple.
This is not just a sweet play, but also a good evening in the country. The Station Arts Centre is a half hour outside Saskatoon. Salt Water Moon runs until July 28th in Rosthern.
Shout It Out Loud
For those about to rock, they salute you.
Kiss has been cranking out the hits for four decades and they are still going strong. Gene Simmons and the grease-painted boys are back in Saskatoon for a show this weekend.
This concert has all the costumes, makeup and pyro, you've come to expect.
Rock 'n' roll all night with Kiss Sunday at Credit Union Centre.
Regina & Area
Down Home in the Valley
It's the party country music fans wait all year for.
The coolers are stocked, the boots shined up -- let the Craven Country Jamboree begin. The mainstage kicks off Friday night with acts like Sawyer Brown and Tim McGraw. The party runs all weekend, with other performers like the Dixie Chicks, Chad Brownlee and Kenny Chesney.
There are weekend ticket packages or single day passes available. Yee Haw!
Get Thee to a Nunnery
The nuns of Mt. Saint Helen's School are at it again in Nunsense II: The Second Coming. That's the musicial offering from Regina Summer Stage this year.
The five nuns are back on stage to put on a thank you concert for all the supporters of their fundraiser. Everything is going as planned until a pair of Franciscans decide to claim one of the nuns as their own.
The production is running this weekend at the Regina Performing Arts Centre until Sunday.
On The Fringe
What happens when you take away the trappings of traditional theatre? Limited costumes, lighting and staging mean it's often raw and unexpected and completely reliant on the quality of the performance.
The Queen City is going to be filled with that kind of no frills theatre this weekend. The Regina Fringe is your chance to see one acts from all over the world right in your own back yard.
Check it out in the Cathedral area in Regina.