BRIT'S PICKS: Top things to see and do in Sask. this weekend

Every weekend we help you plan what to do for a little fun.

Our arts reporter helps you choose wisely for your weekend

 Regina & Area

Back to the Country

It's an evening that's being billed as an evening of Prairie cowboys you won't want to miss.

Master stoyteller and Canadian icon Ian Tyson is set to take the stage tonight in the Queen City alongside a man who grew up listening to him.

Corb Lund is a multiple award winner with Alberta roots.

The pair will be playing their music as well as telling the stories behind the songs. Think of it as storytime around the campfire, with the comforts of bar service.

Tyson and Lund perform at Casino Regina Friday night.


Lovin' Duo

It's all in for these partners in music, and in life.

Husband and wife duo The Empire Associates hail from Regina. They've had a big run this summer playing together, following a brief hiatus so they could focus on their family.

Their second album is in the works and the group is drawing comparisons to the folk rock sound of The Civil Wars. You can catch this pair live in Regina at the Artesian on Friday.


Celebrate Your "Stuffie"

Grab your "beary" best friend and head down to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum this weekend.

There's an afternoon full of fun and games planned at the annual Teddy Bear's Picnic.

It includes a scavenger hunt, crafts, storytime and plenty of snacks.

All children between three and seven years of age are welcome, along with their parents. The Teddy Bear's Picnic gets underway Sunday afternoon.


Saskatoon & Area

Take It Easy

They've been entertaining crowds since the 70s and they're still going strong.

The Eagles are on what's rumoured to be their farewell tour. After some tumultuous times behind the scenes and of course some unforgettable music, the band is stopping in Saskatoon.

Who doesn't swoon to a little Hotel California? You can do just that at Credit Union Centre Saturday night.


First "Con"

From geek to the height of pop culture all in one weekend, Saskatoon is about to be invaded by comic book and graphic novel fans.

The Saskatchewan Entertainment Expo is the first of its kind in the city. It's your chance to celebrate comic culture and rub elbows with many celebrities.

Watch for appearances from people like Sons of Anarchy star Kim Coates and William B. Davis who's best known as Cigarette Smoking Man from the X-Files.

The weekend event features a trade show, gamers and plenty of costumes. The Saskatchewan Entertainment Expo runs Saturday and Sunday at Prairieland Park.


Saskatchewan Troubadour

He's a Saskatoon artist who is constantly on the road and yet manages to focus on home.

Zachary Lucky is releasing a new album this weekend called "The Ballad of Losing You".

It's a lonesome, stripped down collection of songs, recorded near Perdue, SK.

Lucky is about to head out on a Canadian tour. What better way to do it, than with a hometown send off?

You can see Zachary Lucky on stage with the Karpinka Brothers and Little Criminals on Friday night at the Bassment.