Saskatoon & Area

The Great Pumpkin

Do you have a gourd that has to go?

Well, celebrate the last little bit of Halloween with a special event Friday night.

"Pumpkins in the Park" is a place for you to line up your jack-o'-lantern along the riverbank.

Pumpkins in the Park

Take your pumpkin down to Rotary Park Friday night in Saskatoon for a magical evening. (Credit: Nutana Community Association)

Stroll along and admire everyone's carving skills. There will be hot chocolate and other treats.

"Pumpkins in the Park" is at Rotary Park at the base of the old Traffic Bridge Friday night.

nutana.ca

Lost in the Woods

One of Saskatoon's most celebrated indie bands is back on the stage with a brand new music catalogue.

The Deep Dark Woods is back with an album recorded in the woods near Bragg Creek.

It's called Jubilee and was released at the beginning of October.

The band says this set of songs is more playful than melancholic, and uses new instruments as well.

Their North American tour continues this week here at home, with a show Saturday at Louis' in Saskatoon. The Deep Dark Woods then moves on to Regina for a show at The Exchange Nov. 5.

thedeepdarkwoods.com

Crossover country

Known as the highest selling female group in any music genre, the Dixie Chicks are in Saskatoon for a show Sunday.

"The Long Time Gone" tour marks the first official tour for the trio since 2007.

The performers say it was their summer stint at the Craven Country Jamboree in Saskatchewan that convinced them to book some more gigs this fall.

Their show is at Credit Union Centre. Charlie Mars is opening.

dixiechicks.com

Regina & Area
 
Country in the City

It's three heartthrobs for the price of one.

If you like country music, and you want to be swept off your feet by some great lyrics this show is for you.

"Your Town Throwdown" is features Chad Brownlee, Deric Ruttan and Jason Blaine.

These guys are playing a down home party that they hope will leave the crowd begging for more.

They will play their own hits as well as jam with each other.

The guys just played in Saskatoon Thursday. Friday night it's time for the Queen City.

"The Your Town Throwdown" is at Casino Regina.

yourtownthrowdown.com

Jump Start

If those people who finish their Christmas shopping a year in advance make you anxious, there's a chance for you to get ahead of the curve.

It's called "Our Best To You" and it's a craft sale that fills Evraz Place with handmade wonders.

Maybe you're looking for a new ornament or some pottery.

Head on down to check it out, there are over 200 artisans with their wares on sale.

Shop to your heart's content Friday to Sunday in Regina.

ourbesttoyou.ca

Old Fashioned Fun

He's known as one of the greatest physical comedians ever and there's a chance to see him back on the silver screen.

Charlie Chaplin's film The Gold Rush is being screened this weekend.

The best part: the silent film is being accompanied by a live performance by the Regina Symphony Orchestra.

The movie is a comedy about a tramp who travels to the Yukon to strike it rich in the Gold Rush.

The orchestra must be in sync with the action of the movie, and conductor Victor Sawa says it's a challenge to keep up.

The magic hits the stage and screen Saturday at the Conexus Arts Centre.

reginasymphony.com

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