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

Our arts reporter Britainy Robinson makes her picks for events you should check out in Regina and Saskatoon.

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Saskatoon & Area

Where For Art Thou?

Romance and fated love OR putting a spirited woman in her place? You can have either story in one of the most beautiful settings in the province. 
Our arts reporter Britainy Robinson has several suggestions on what you can do this weekend.

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival is back for another year of theatre.

This year's offerings are a 21st Century spin on Romeo and Juliet and Taming of the Shrew set in a 1960's era of doo-wop music.

These plays have a fresh look and also fresh direction behind them.

A surplus heading into this year meant the festival could have two directors.

You can see both plays they alternate nights down on the riverbank in Saskatoon until August 24th.

World Music In Your Backyard

Samba, reggaton -- even Samoan -- it's all about the music of the islands this weekend in the bridge city. 
Star crossed lovers get a 21st Century update at this year's festival. (CBC)

The Saskatoon Reggae & World Music Festival is back for another year.

This is a fledgling festival and this year it's inside at the Kinsmen Hall on Broadway.

The rum punch will be flowing as acts like Sambatoon, Island Breeze and the Oral Fuentes Reggae Band play you on into the night.

That's this Saturday.

Saskatoon Reggae & World Music Festival

Rockabilly Riot

You take one part 1950s sock hop and mix it in with a little punk and the result is a bouncing good time. 
Oral Fuentes is bringing world music front and centre in Saskatoon this weekend. (CBC Music)

The Classy Chassys are sure to have you up and dancing this weekend.

The group has played bars and festivals right across the country.

On Saturday they'll be in Saskatoon playing one of the group's favourite venues, Amigos Cantina.

Be there or be square!

Classy Chassys

Regina & Area

Decade of Daring

It's fly by the seat of your pants theatre and it's celebrating a big milestone in the Queen City. 
Rockabilly is king at Amigos Cantina this weekend. (Stephanie Klyne)

The Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival is celebrating it's 10th anniversary on the small stage.

This year there are 22 plays from all over the world for theatre goers of all ages.

From a story about a 20 year-old man who's losing his hair before his virginity to the classic children's story of the Frog Prince, there is truly something for everyone.

There are four venues and tons of fun.

The Regina Fringe runs until Sunday.

Happily Ever After??

It's a musical romp through classic children's stories. 
Melanie Gall stars in Red Hot Mama at the Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival. (Sisterscene)

Into The Woods is a Tony Award winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine and it's the latest production by Regina Summer Stage.

The story is about a baker and his wife who head into the woods and run into Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and many other characters that we know and love.

This is a huge cast with many blockbuster songs to perform.

Into The Woods runs Thursday through Saturday at the Regina Performing Arts Centre.

What's in a Name?

Its a band with a name almost as fun as its sound. 
Fairy tales collide in this summer musical. (

Absofunkinlutely plays a reggae-rock that members of the band describe as stubble-funk.

They also liberally describe it as songs for people with feet.

Absofunkinlutely is also a Western Canadian Music Award nominee and they are playing Regina this weekend.

You can groove along Friday night at McNally's Pub.

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