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

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, CBC's arts reporter Britainy Robinson has some ideas on how you can spend your free time.

CBC's arts reporter brings you her entertainment top 3

Saskatoon and area

Feeilin' Irie

We're a long way from Jamaica, but you can still have an evening of no worries this weekend in Saskatoon.

The organizers of Saskatoon Reggae Fest are holding a special reggae night.

The evening is full of music and fun, but it's also got a special twist —​ a big birthday for Jim Balfour, one of the men that keeps the island vibes in the Bridge City.

There will be performances by Balfour's band as well as the Oral Fuentes Reggae Band.

It's all happening at the Cosmopolitan Seniors Centre on Friday night.

Straker Symphony

He's got a huge voice with a big Broadway sound that was meant to be on the stage.

Jeffery Straker is bringing his talent to Saskatoon to perform with the city's orchestra.

Straker is filling the program with his own compositions as well as covers from Saskatchewan greats, including Joni Mitchell and Connie Kaldor.

The Prairie Pops Spectacular, under the direction of Maestro Victor Sawa, is sure to have you soaring. It's hitting the stage at TCU Place on Saturday night.

Ride Em' Cowboy

The country's top bull riders will compete for cash this weekend at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon. (PBR Canada)

Shine up your boots and buckle and take in a little rodeo action. It's time for the PBR Canadian National Finals Rodeo.

This is an evening of bull riding from the top riders on the Canadian scene. Zane Lambert out of Ponoka, Alberta is almost a sure bet to win the $50,000 prize.

The rest of the riders are fighting it out for $15,000 for these two days of competition.

Saskatchewan is well represented with riders like Tanner Byrne from Prince Albert and Dusty Ephrom from Kenosee​ Lake.

The bulls will be bucking, can they hold on for their eight seconds? Check it out at Credit Union Centre on Friday and Saturday night.

Regina and area

Country Crooner

He's known as one of the most successful country music artists in the industry and now he's bringing his talent to the Saskatchewan stage.

Clint Black hit his first high note in the '90s at the top of CMT charts with hits like 'Killin' Time' and 'A Better Man'.

He's won a bunch of awards and had nearly two dozen No. 1 hit singles.

Clint Black has a bit of a Saskatchewan swing on his tour right now. Friday night he's at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre in Prince Albert. On Saturday, it's time for a show at Casino Regina. Next Thursday, Black plays the Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton.

Feast of Fear

It's time to step away from the Thanksgiving leftovers and get into the Halloween spirit. The Science Centre has just the thing for you.

Halloween: Feast of Film and Fear is an adult science night full of spooky fun.

You can learn how to make your own fake blood and wounds. There will also be a chance to explore the 'How to Make a Monster' exhibit and create your own.

The evening wraps up with a double feature of Alien and The Fly.

It's going to be a bloody good time on Saturday night at the Science Centre in Regina.

MegaMunch Mania

Do you have a budding scientist in your home? Head down to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in the Queen City for the MegaMunch Club.

This is a program just for five to eight year olds.

There are games, scavenger hunts and a chance to explore the gallery.

All the fun happens on Saturday afternoon and you have to register ahead of time for all the paleo-play.

If you have an event you'd like included in Brit's Picks feel free to send it along.

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