** Hey! I'm not ignoring the Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival! I've included my picks for the first five days here.

Saskatoon & Area

Shining Country Star

She's toured North America with heavy hitters like Dierks Bently, Brad Paisley and Reba McEntire. Now, Crystal Shawanda is out on her own. 

Crystal Shawanda

Shawanda will be headlining her own casino tour across Saskatchewan this weekend. (crystalshawanda.co)

The Ontario singer celebrates her First Nations culture and the music she loves in every performance.

Shawanda has a voice that's gotten her noticed all over the place--from a Juno win in 2013 to a performance beside the White House on Inauguration Day.

This weekend, she'll be sharing her talent here in this province. 

Friday night Shawanda will play the Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford. Saturday, it's a show at the Dakota Dunes Casino and Sunday, Shawanda will play Prince Albert's Northern Lights Casino.

crystalshawanda.co

Drum Song

It's a celebration of culture, spirit and family at Wanuskewin Heritage Park this weekend. 

U of S powwow

Dancers will be competing for cash prizes at Wanuskewin this weekend. (Chanss Lagaden/CBC)

More than three thousand people are expected to attend this year's powwow.

Traditional games, arts and crafts will be on site for the kids.

There will be plenty of entertainment by local drumming groups.

Competitors will be giving their all, dancing for $45,000 in prizes.

It's three days full of colour, pride and pageantry happening in Wanuskewin Heritage Park.

wanuskewin.com

Turn Back Time

It's a double bill that could have you reliving the glory days. 

Cher

The timeless Queen of Pop is bringing her Dress To Kill tour to Saskatoon. (cher.com)

Two huge musical acts are teaming up, hoping you're going to sing along.

Cher and Cyndi Lauper are bringing their Dressed To Kill tour to Saskatoon this weekend.

Cher is calling this her farewell, farewell tour and Lauper is along to celebrate.

There's sure to be a string of hits and guaranteed you'll know more than a few of the lyrics.

cher.com

Regina & Area

Pageantry Continues

It's a full day party to celebrate what this country's aboriginal people mean to us.

Regina National Aboriginal Day

Dancers of all ages will strut their stuff in Wascana Park this weekend. (NAD-Regina)

Saturday marks National Aboriginal Day and there's huge plans in the Queen City.

In the heart of Wascana Park there will be cultural demonstrations, traditional food and, of course, a powwow.

You can even learn how to build a Metis cart with your kids.

Sit back and enjoy the dancing and drums. The celebration kicks off at 9 a.m. CST and runs all day.

reginanad.com

Flingin' Mud

It's wild, it's dirty and it's a whole lot of fun for the whole family. 

Regina Motocross

The bikes will fly around the track just northeast of Regina. (James Lissimore)

The Rockstar Energy Motocross National Series races are in Regina this weekend.

Racers from all around the world will compete in the series. 

Regina's races are round four in the Summer tour, featuring professional calibre racers and cash prizes.

Yukon Blonde and Hollerado will perform at a cabaret following the races.

Regina Moto Valley Raceway is North East of Regina on Tower Road.

reginamotocross.com

One Of A Kind

It's a chance to celebrate local artisans and maybe take some of their wares home. 

Bazaart

Facepainting and fun waits for you at Bazaart this Saturday. (MacKenzie Art Gallery)

Bazaart is a fun filled day of crafts and locally made treasures.

It's all happening down on the front lawn of the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

Aside from the shopping, there will be face painting, and performances by the Andino Suns and Close Talker.

Get shopping Saturday!

mackenzieartgallery.ca

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