Saskatoon & area

Oldies but goodies

You take one part old time music, one part home cooked meal and you got an evening that can't be beat.

The Nutana Legion is tapping into 1950s nostalgia for a dinner and dance. Live musicians will play hits by Patsy Cline and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Tickets are affordable and this is a chance to go out and party with the folks. It's happening Friday night in Saskatoon.

East Coast folk

Juno Award winning folk band The Once is in the province this weekend. 

The Once

The Once will play several dates in Saskatchewan this weekend. (The Once)

The group started as actors who loved to sing together and it blossomed into something that Newfoundland celebrates and the rest of the country embraces. It's a quiet, soothing type of music and will make for a great night out. 

The Once plays Thursday night at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current. On Friday, the trio is in Prince Albert at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre and Saturday at the Bassment in Saskatoon.

theonce.ca

History on stage

Reunir

Réunir is on stage at 914 20th St. in Saskatoon this weekend. (Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company)

A new play by the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company takes a fresh look at Métis history.

Réuni comes out of the Circle of Voices program which pairs veteran theatre professionals with young aspiring actors.

The story takes the audience on a journey through time touching on Métis ties to the land. 

The performance is on now at Studio 914 and runs until March 12th.

sntc.ca

Regina & area

Amorous action

A steamy, sexy play is on stage right now in Regina. 

Venus In Fur

Amy Matysio returns to the Regina stage in Venus in Fur. (Golden Apple Theatre)

Amy Matysio and Daniel Arnold are starring in the 2012 Broadway smash Venus in Fur. Its the story of a playwright  desperate to find an actress to play his lead sadomasochist. He finds what he's looking for and a whole lot more in Vanda.

This is an erotic drama that questions gender roles and power and is getting great reviews.

See it at the Artesian until March 22nd.

goldenappletheatre.com

Gettin' fresh

It's a chance for renewal, inspiration, and of course, that next great piece of writing.

The Saskatchewan Writers' Guild is hosting a weekend festival for the whole community. Anyone interested in writing and books in general is invited to the two day event featuring readings and panel discussions.

The theme this year will be writing about exile. It's also your chance to meet writers like spoken word poet Lillian Allen and non-fiction writer Armand Ruffo.

Check it out Friday and Saturday at the Research and Innovation Centre Lecture Hall at the University of Regina.

Admission is free.

skwriter.com

Budding filmmakers

If you've got a young Scorsese or Spielberg at home there's a festival you'll want to see.

The Living Skies Student Film Festival is a showcase of films from Saskatchewan, Canada and around the world. Student films will be screened and judged by industry professionals and at the end there will be an awards gala.

It's also a chance for young people to meet industry professionals, including Emersen Ziffle and Lowell Dean, who most recently filmed Wolfcop in Regina.

Friday, you have to be legal drinking age, Saturday's screenings are open to everyone.

It's happening at the University of Regina Multipurpose Room.

lsfilmfest.com

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