Regina & Area

Remember When

It's a trip to the 1930's and 40's through the magic of music.

'As Time Goes By: A Love Story with Music and Ghosts' is a musical written by Regina playwright Edward Willett. It's set in Regina and inspired by a local family. Sit back and let the music take you away as you enjoy two modern-day love stories.

The idea came from Willett's column a few years back on CBC Radio's The Afternoon Edition, after he delved into his mother-in-law's music collection. Your chance to see it onstage is this weekend. The show runs until Sunday at the MacKenzie Art Gallery

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Dance from the Old Country

At least that's what my Baba would've called it. Old meets new as around 100 dancers try to keep their Ukrainian culture alive.

Yevshan Dancers

Memebers of Saskatoon's Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet Ensemble will dance at Razom 2. (Credit: Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet Ensemble)

Razom 2: A Fusion of Ukrainian Dance is a celebration of the art form happening in the Queen City. Troupes from across Western Canada are performing together. The show makes two stops in this province. Saturday at TCU Place in Saskatoon, and Sunday night in Regina at the Conexus Arts Centre.

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Get Decorating

It's pretty common these days that people wait till mid-November to kick into holiday mode. If you need a little inspiration, there's an event in the Queen City that will do just that. Homes for the Holidays is a chance for you to check out the way others deck their halls.

This is a self-guided tour of Regina homes. When you purchase a ticket, you will be given a passport and the location of each of these homes. The best part is you're making Christmas plans, all while helping a good cause. Money raised by this tour goes to the Kids Help Phone.

homesfortheholidays.ca

Saskatoon & Area

Fashion Forward

Grab your girlfriends and head downtown this weekend, there's a party just for you. S3 is a high-end shopping event that brings Saskatoon's boutiques all under one roof.

Unlike the mall, the best part is you can sip on a cocktail while you browse. This party is all about the finer things in life, fashion and even luxury cars. It's your chance to see how the other half lives. The fun happens Friday and Saturday at TCU Place.

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Tribute Rock

Where were you in the 80's? Were you a fan of rock? 

If you answered yes to both of these questions, there's a tribute band you won't want to miss. Death to the Pixies is a tribute act made up of some die hard fans. These guys all have their own careers in the music industry but they wanted to pay tribute to the band they love. 

The Pixies combined indie rock, with a surfer vibe and they helped form a generation of music fans. Friday night's performance is being billed as "an evening of musical inventiveness, awkward social skills and prostitution (lyrically)".

The profits from this show will go towards supporting the Broadway Theatre. It's all happening at Amigos.

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Jazz Diva

Did you know we have some hometown vocalists who are also considered divas? Prince Albert's Heidi Munro fits that bill quite nicely. Critics have billed her performances as honest, powerful and full of emotion.

Munro's not holding back either as she's bringing along a band that's a who's who of the Saskatchewan music scene, with musicians including Kim Salkeld, Glenn Ens and Gent Laird.

It's going to be an evening filled with blues and jazz. That show runs Saturday evening at the Bassment.

saskatoonjazzsociety.com

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