Top 3 things to do in Saskatoon this weekend
CBC's Britainy Robinson on what's happening around Saskatoon this weekend
CBC Saskatoon's arts and entertainment reporter Britainy Robinson picks the top three things to see and do in Saskatoon this weekend.
Bay City Rollers: 7 pm Saturday, The Odeon Events Centre
They were hot in the 70's and now lead singer Les McKeown is bringing the music of the Rollers back onstage. The band has been through fights amongst its members, with its former record label, and MacKeown has fought publicly with alcoholism. He's dusted off the old party favourites and is out on tour. Tickets start at $40.
Vesna Festival: 6 pm Saturday, TCU Place
It's spring, after all, and spring in Ukrainian is 'Vesna'. The festival of music, food and dance is back to celebrate its 40th year. Saskatoon has a huge Ukrainian extended family. Those who aren't directly related to them are welcome to come gobble a perogy or two. Vesna throws everything at you, including feature performances this weekend by the Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet, the Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble and the Lastiwka Choir. Expect plenty of dancing and live music with several bands also set to perform. Tickets are almost sold out, but adults pay $30, youth pay $15, while those age 12 and under get in free. Dress is semi-formal. Don't wear jeans.
Tonight it's Poetry: 8 pm Sunday, Lydia's Pub
Local poets will go head to head this weekend. Saskatoon's slam poetry competition has run every week since September. The competition usually leads to a packed house at Lydia's, averaging 150 people a night. This week's feature performer is Jillian Christmas and the Love. She's a slam poet from Vancouver who's bringing her own backup singers. Ages 19 and over, cover charge is $5.