Brit's Picks: Top things to see and do this weekend

Let our entertainment expert Britainy Robinson help you plan your weekend.

Our arts reporter Britainy Robinson picks her entertainment top 3

West Side Story is at TCU Place in Saskatoon this weekend. (

Saskatoon & Area

The Jets Are In Gear

It's one of the most well known American musicals. 

In 1957 Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein helped create West Side Story.

The musical based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is set in New York in the 1950s.

The Jets vs. the Sharks and love against all odds storyline has enjoyed 5 revivals and a film adaptation.

Now the live stage show is in this province.

Sing along to "I Feel Pretty" or "Maria" tonight until Sunday at TCU Place in Saskatoon.

Winter Wonderland

It may be chilly out, but we're hearty people in Saskatchewan.

Throw on your warmest gear and get ready for some fun in Saskatoon's Broadway area.

Running alongside the Wintershines festival.

There will be  a four-on-four hockey tournament, a chance to meet and learn about dog sled pups, ice sculptures and more.

Many of the businesses along Broadway are opening their doors to you to come in and warm up.

The Broadway Snow Day is running all day Saturday.

Blow Your Own Horn

It's a celebration of music and developing musicians in our country.

The Saskatoon Concert Band marks 65 years this year.

The festivities include paying tribute to a musician who lent his talents to concerts for over a decade.

Rafael Mendez is from Mexico and entertained audiences in this province in the 1960s and 70s. 
Rafael Mendez's music will be celebrated on Saturday by the Saskatoon Concert Band. (

Mendez died in 1981 but his music lives on in trumpet virtuoso Ryan Cole.

Cole is an alumnus of several Saskatoon music programs and now serves as the principal trumpet in the Victoria Symphony.

You can hear all the magical music of Mexico Saturday at the Castle Theatre.

Regina & Area

Tipping a Pint or Two

If you're looking to tip back a brew, there's an opportunity not to be missed in Regina this weekend.

Festiv-Ale is a show for the beer, wine and spirit connoisseur. 

Two-hundred different beers are yours to sample there will be plenty of food and live entertainment.

Tyler Gilbert and Route 66 will perform both nights.

Festiv-Ale runs Friday and Saturday night at the Conexus Arts Centre.

Touch of Brogue

It's time to kick up your heels, tune up your bagpipes and head out for some Celtic fun.

The Mid-Winter Celtic Festival is back for another year in the Queen City.

Entertainment is hitting up venues all over the city. Friday night O'Hanlon's and the Knotted Thistle will celebrate the fiddle. 
Wendy MacIsaac and Mairi Rankin will bring their fiddle skills to the Mid-Winter Celtic Festival in Regina this weekend. (Ryan MacDonald Photography)

Try your hand at a step dancing workshop at the Travelodge or take in the community stage at the Cornwall Centre on Saturday.

All the fun wraps up onstage at The Exchange Saturday night with the Mid-Winter Ceilidh.

Performances by Wendy MacIsaac and Mairi Rankin and the City of Regina Pipe Band.

Pop Panache

Megan Nash is a prairie girl with an easy listening vibe. 

She says as a kid she stared singing along to Reba McEntire and her voice now reminds me of a young Sarah Slean.

It's just gorgeous to listen to and you have a couple chances to see her live.

Nash plays tonight in Estevan at the art gallery and museum. Saturday night it's a show at the Creative City Centre in Regina.

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