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December 23 -January 6
VOL.14 ISSUE. 9
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The Front

Happy News Year

Goodbye 2015, you were an interesting year. From civil wars in Syria and Ukraine, to a terrorist movement that gleefully piles up bodies, to ongoing alarm bells sounding over globa

COP21: Fear And Hope

The climate deal that almost 200 countries agreed to in Paris on Dec. 12 was far better than most insiders dared to hope even one month ago.The biggest emitters of greenhouse gases

The Last, Best Chance

When our children’s children look back to what we did to keep our planet livable, they may see this year’s United Nations climate conference in Paris as a turning point

The Middle

Resolve And Regret

I have a fantastic track record with resolutions. Every year I pick an area where I need improvement and every year I meet or exceed my goal. For instance, in 2010 my resolution wa

Crowd-sourced Science

Citizen scientists were in the news recently. Maybe you heard about the amateur astronomers participating in a program tied to the Kepler Space Telescope who flagged some anomalies

The Back

That Creative Stuff

There are bigger cultural hotspots in the world but Saskatchewan packs a potent punch for a place with fewer than 1,200,000 people. Every year there’s more to see, think abou

Return Of The Jedi

The Force AwakensCentre, Galaxy4/5So. What’s been going on in that galaxy far, far away for the last 30 years?It’s apparently been an eventful three decades.Turns out R

A Year Of New Ideas

2015 was the year superhero movies were given a taste of humility. Sure, Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron made a mint, but the one studio without caped crusaders in its roster &

How To Band Swap

Band Swap XAmigosWednesday 30Bright sunlight beams through Amigos’ window. It’s lunchtime, so the bar/restaurant is in day mode. People are eating lunch normally, large

VIEW ALL14 Days

Thursday January 1
100 YEARS AGO: REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I at Western Development Museum - Organized in cooperation with provincial and federal partners this exhibit commemorates the centennial of World War I and showcases stories and artifacts tied to Saskatchewan.January 1
EASTER WEEK AT THE MVC at Meewasin Valley Centre - Drop-in craft programs to welcome spring in the river valley. See meewasin.com.January 1
TELUS CUP WEST REGIONAL MIDGET AAA HOCKEY TOURNAMENT  at Rod Hamm Memorial/Harold Latrace Arena - Host team Saskatoon Contacts are joined by Saskatchewan Manitoba and northern Ontario league champions. See teluscup.com. January 1
CANADIAN MIXED DOUBLES CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP at Nutana Curling Club - See curling.ca.January 1
EASTER WEEK AT THE MVC at Meewasin Valley Centre - Drop-in craft programs to welcome spring in the river valley. See meewasin.com.January 1
100 YEARS AGO: REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I at Western Development Museum - Organized in cooperation with provincial and federal partners this exhibit commemorates the centennial of World War I and showcases stories and artifacts tied to Saskatchewan.January 1
TELUS CUP WEST REGIONAL MIDGET AAA HOCKEY TOURNAMENT  at Rod Hamm Memorial/Harold Latrace Arena - Host team Saskatoon Contacts are joined by Saskatchewan Manitoba and northern Ontario league champions. See teluscup.com. January 1
CANADIAN MIXED DOUBLES CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP at Nutana Curling Club - See curling.ca.January 1
EASTER WEEK AT THE CREEK at Beaver Creek Conservation Area - Drop-in nature hikes and other activities such as feeding black-capped chickadees. January 1, 1:00 pm
EASTER WEEK AT THE CREEK at Beaver Creek Conservation Area - Drop-in nature hikes and other activities such as feeding black-capped chickadees. January 1, 1:00 pm
Wednesday December 23
PERMANENT COLLECTION at Ukrainian Museum of Canada - Display of artifacts and archival documents recounting the settlement history of Ukrainian-Canadians in Canada.December 23
PERMANENT EXHIBIT at Western Development Museum - One of four provincial museums commemorating settler culture in Saskatchewan this museum includes displays related to transportation agriculture and more. December 23
PERMANENT DISPLAYS at Meewasin Valley Centre - Learn about the development of the Meewasin trail system along with the ecological history of the South Saskatchewan River in the Saskatoon area.December 23
Thursday December 24
COUNTRY FARMS MARKETPLACE at Confederation Mall - Farmers Market and Tea Room. See countryfarmsmarketplace.com.December 24, 10:00 am
Saturday December 26
SCHOOL BREAK WINTER CRAFTS FOR CHILDREN at Meewasin Valley Centre - Various activities from 1-4 p.m. dailyDecember 26
SASKATOON FARMERS' MARKET at Farmers' Market Square - See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.December 26, 8:00 am
COUNTRY FARMS MARKETPLACE at Confederation Mall - Farmers Market and Tea Room. See countryfarmsmarketplace.com.December 26, 10:00 am
HOLIDAY WEEK AT THE CREEK at Meewasin Valley Centre - Family-friendly activities at Beaver Creek Conservation Area south of Saskatoon.December 26, 12:00 pm
BOXING DAY OLD TIME DANCE at St. Joseph's Hall - Presented by Saskatchewan Fiddle Connections as a fundraiser to send provincial fiddle champs to the annual national championships. Live band and dancing 7:30-10:30 p.m. tickets $20 at the door under 16 free midnight lunch included. See Facebook.December 26, 7:00 pm
UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY at U of S Observatory - Free night-time viewing (weather permitting). See physics.usask.ca/observatory. December 26, 7:30 pm
Sunday December 27
SASKATOON FARMERS' MARKET at Farmers' Market Square - See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.December 27, 10:00 am
Monday December 28
BI/PAN/POLY GROUP at OUT Saskatoon - Geared to those who are bisexual pansexual questioning interested or allies. See outsaskatoon.ca.December 28, 7:00 pm
Tuesday December 29
OFF BROADWAY FARMERS' MARKET at Grace Westminster United Church - See onbroadway.ca.December 29, 11:00 am
WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT at OUT Saskatoon - Queer and allied women?s social. See outsaskatoon.ca. December 29, 7:00 pm
TRIVIA NIGHT at Vangelis Tavern - Hosted by Chris Smith. See Facebook.December 29, 8:00 pm
Wednesday December 30
SASKATOON FARMERS' MARKET at Farmers' Market Square - See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.December 30, 10:00 am
COUNTRY FARMS MARKETPLACE at Confederation Mall - Farmers Market and Tea Room. See countryfarmsmarketplace.com.December 30, 10:00 am
BLADES VS KAMLOOPS BLAZERS at SaskTel Centre - WHL hockey. See saskatoonblades.com.December 30, 7:00 pm
Thursday December 31
THE LAUGH SHOP ?ON TOUR? NEW YEAR?S EVE COMEDY SHOW & DANCE at Ramada Hotel - Features comic Andrew Grose and music by Armed With Harmony. $64 per person includes champagne appetizers and dinner. Tickets at 306-665-6500. See Laugh Shop on Facebook.December 31
Friday January 1
BLADES VS PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS at SaskTel Centre - WHL hockey. See saskatoonblades.com.January 1, 2:00 pm
Saturday January 2
SASKATOON FARMERS? MARKET at Farmers' Market Square - See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.January 2, 8:00 am
COUNTRY FARMS MARKETPLACE at Confederation Mall - Farmers Market and Tea Room. See countryfarmsmarketplace.com.January 2, 10:00 am
MINDFULL CAFE at Sherbrooke Community Centre - Refreshments entertainment and information in a relaxed social setting for people with dementia their friends family and caregivers. Free. Call Robin at 306-655-3646 or email robin.kitchen@saskatoonhealthregion.ca.January 2, 3:00 pm
UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY at U of S Observatory - Free night-time viewing (weather permitting). See physics.usask.ca/observatory. January 2, 7:30 pm
Sunday January 3
SASKATOON FARMERS? MARKET at Farmers' Market Square - See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.January 3, 10:00 am
BLADES VS MOOSE JAW WARRIORS at SaskTel Centre - This WHL game is highlighted by the fourth annual Ukrainian Night with the Saskatoon Blades. Perogy Dinner at 1 p.m. $20. Tickets for the dinner and/or game can be purchased by emailing gayleen.creelman@shaw.ca or blaire.prima@sasktel.net. See saskatoonblades.com.January 3, 2:00 pm
Monday January 4
PERMANENT EXHIBIT at Wanuskewin Heritage Park - This National Historic Site is dedicated to celebrating traditional and contemporary indigenous life and culture in Saskatchewan. January 4
SASKATOON RAILROAD MODELLERS at Western Development Museum - See a giant model railroad in operation. January 4
SASKATOON RAILROAD MODELLERS at Western Development Museum - See a giant model railroad in operation. January 4
FREE FOR ALL CLOTHING GIVEAWAY at OUT Saskatoon - See Facebook.January 4, 9:00 am
FREE FOR ALL CLOTHING GIVEAWAY at OUT Saskatoon - See Facebook.January 4, 9:00 am
CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHROTRON at Canadian Light Source - Free public tour. Advance booking required at lightsource.ca or 306-657-3644.January 4, 2:00 pm
CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHROTRON at Canadian Light Source - Free public tour. Advance booking required at lightsource.ca or 306-657-3644.January 4, 2:00 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT OUT at OUT Saskatoon - Special inter-generational programming and all-ages drop-in. See outsaskatoon.ca.January 4, 5:00 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT OUT at OUT Saskatoon - Special inter-generational programming and all-ages drop-in. See outsaskatoon.ca.January 4, 5:00 pm
BI/PAN/POLY GROUP at OUT Saskatoon - Geared to those who are bisexual pansexual questioning interested or allies. See outsaskatoon.ca.January 4, 7:00 pm
SASKATCHEWAN BOOK AWARDS:  SHORTLIST READING  at McNally Robinson - Hosted by Vijay Kachru featuring nominated authors Lloyd Ratzlaff and Elizabeth Phillips. See mcnallyrobinson.com. January 4, 7:00 pm
SASKATCHEWAN BOOK AWARDS:  SHORTLIST READING  at McNally Robinson - Hosted by Vijay Kachru featuring nominated authors Lloyd Ratzlaff and Elizabeth Phillips. See mcnallyrobinson.com. January 4, 7:00 pm
BALLROOM DANCING LESSONS AND DANCE at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 63 - New dance techniques featured each month no partner required includes lunch. Royal Canadian Legion (606 Spadina Cres. W.). Lesson at 7:45 p.m. dance at 8:30 p.m. $17 ($12 for students). See classicdanceclub.org. January 4, 7:45 pm
BALLROOM DANCING LESSONS AND DANCE at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 63 - New dance techniques featured each month no partner required includes lunch. Royal Canadian Legion (606 Spadina Cres. W.). Lesson at 7:45 p.m. dance at 8:30 p.m. $17 ($12 for students). See classicdanceclub.org. January 4, 7:45 pm
SIMPSONS THEMED TRIVIA NIGHT  at Louis' Pub - $20 per team. See Facebook. January 4, 8:00 pm
SIMPSONS THEMED TRIVIA NIGHT  at Louis' Pub - $20 per team. See Facebook. January 4, 8:00 pm
YUK YUKS COMEDY CLUB  at Park Town Hotel - Stand-up comedy featuring Lori Ferguson-Ford and Scoot Laird. $17 advance $20 general. Reserve tickets at 306-244-5564. January 4, 9:00 pm
LAUGH SHOP COMEDY CLUB  at Ramada Hotel - Stand-up comedy featuring Casey Corbin with Serena Shane. Reserve tickets at 306-665-6500. January 4, 9:00 pm
YUK YUKS COMEDY CLUB  at Park Town Hotel - Stand-up comedy featuring Lori Ferguson-Ford and Scoot Laird. $17 advance $20 general. Reserve tickets at 306-244-5564. January 4, 9:00 pm
LAUGH SHOP COMEDY CLUB  at Ramada Hotel - Stand-up comedy featuring Casey Corbin with Serena Shane. Reserve tickets at 306-665-6500. January 4, 9:00 pm
Tuesday January 5
OFF BROADWAY FARMERS' MARKET at Grace Westminster United Church - See onbroadway.ca.January 5, 11:00 am
ONE-ON-ONE: AFTERNOON HELP WITH COMPUTER TECH at Cliff Wright Library - Forty-five minute help sessions for adults on various topics. Register online at saskatoonlibrary.ca.January 5, 1:00 pm
WOMEN?S NIGHT OUT at OUT Saskatoon - Queer and allied women?s social. See outsaskatoon.ca. January 5, 7:00 pm
GENDER REVOLUTION at USSU Pride Centre - Transgender discussion group. See outsaskatoon.ca. January 5, 7:00 pm
Wednesday January 6
CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHROTRON at Canadian Light Source - Free public tour. Advance booking required at lightsource.ca or 306-657-3644.January 6, 2:00 pm
BLADES VS RED DEER REBELS at SaskTel Centre - WHL hockey. See saskatoonblades.com.January 6, 7:00 pm
ARGENTINA NATURE TOUR at McNally Robinson - A presentation by Worldwide Ecotours. See mcnallyrobinson.com. January 6, 7:00 pm
THERESA CAPUTO LIVE! at SaskTel Centre - Star of the TV show Long Island Medium shares personal stories and healing messages. See sasktelcentre.com.January 6, 7:30 pm
PUB STUMPERS TRIVIA at Fionn MacCoolsJanuary 6, 8:00 pm
LES BELLES-SOEURS at Greystone Theatre
Written by Canada’s best-known Francophone playwright Michel Tremblay translated by John Van Burek and Bill Grassco and directed by Pamela Haig Bartley this comedy focuses on the relentless pursuit of life love and bingo. Presented by University of Saskatchewan Department of Drama and Greystone Theatre. until April 2 8 p.m. See arts.usask.ca/drama/greystone.
Jan 1 - Feb 4
LES BELLES-SOEURS at Greystone Theatre
Written by Canada’s best-known Francophone playwright Michel Tremblay translated by John Van Burek and Bill Grassco and directed by Pamela Haig Bartley this comedy focuses on the relentless pursuit of life love and bingo. Presented by University of Saskatchewan Department of Drama and Greystone Theatre. until April 2 8 p.m. See arts.usask.ca/drama/greystone.
Jan 1 - Feb 4
BEATRICE & VIRGIL at Remai Arts Centre
Adapted from Yann Martel’s novel this play by Lindsay Cochrane tells the story of a man named Henry who seeks help from another man named Henry to write a play about a donkey (Beatrice) and howler monkey (Virgil). As the story unfolds a shocking historical romance is revealed. Presented by Last Exit Theatre. See persephonetheatre.org.
Jan 1 - Apr 6
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Thursday December 24
BOWL FULL O SOUL CHRISTMAS EVE KICK-OFF PARTY at Drift - with the Gaff and Charly Hustle.December 24
Saturday December 26
KELLY READ at Fionn MacCoolsDecember 26
BACHXING DAY: A BENEFIT CONCERT at Amigos - with proceeds to support the Derek Bachman Foundation at Amigos.December 26
BOXING DAY BASH at Capitol Music Club - with Whiskey Songs and guests.December 26
SOULDIFY at Piggy'sDecember 26
SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAM at Bud's on Broadway - All ages.December 26
NISSEN SINCLAIR QUARTET at The Bassment - featuring Mark DeJong with special guests the Haynes Brothers.December 26
Sunday December 27
SLY BUSINESS at Capitol Music Club - with Charly Hustle. December 27
SUNDAY JAM at Vangelis TavernDecember 27
NORTHERN LIGHTS BLUEGRASS & OLD TIME MUSIC SOCIETY BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at Bon TempsDecember 27
LIVE JAM at Stan's PlaceDecember 27
Tuesday December 29
SUPER JAM at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill - 19+ after 9 p.m.December 29
JAM NIGHT at Capitol Music ClubDecember 29
Wednesday December 30
BAND SWAP X at Amigos - Featuring 35 local musicians randomly assigned to seven cover bands.December 30
BOOJI BOMB at Vangelis Tavern - with Garbage Cats of the Mediterranean and Shirley & the Pyramids.December 30
Thursday December 31
NEW YEARS IN NEW ORLEANS at The Bassment - with the Crawdaddios Zyde-GoGo and Dr. Don & the Black Mambas.December 31
NEW YEARS BASH at Capitol Music Club - featuring League of Wolves with Bombargo and Black Vienna.December 31
DISGLOTHEQUE NEW YEARS EVE PARTY at Amigos - featuring We Were Lovers with Ponteix and DJ Marketmall.December 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE at Vangelis Tavern - featuring Pandas In Japan with Acronyms and Fancy Diamonds.December 31
MIKE NOWOSELSKI at CrackersDecember 31
ENGLAND at German Cultural CentreDecember 31
GATSBY'S MANSION NYE at O'Brians Automotive Event Centre - featuring Flatland Funk with Mikey Dubz and Bobby Tables.December 31
PENNY REIGN at Piggy'sDecember 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE HOUSE PARTY at Prairieland Park - featuring Wonderland with DJ Anchor.December 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill - with Oral Fuentes. $15 advance $20 door includes complimentary lunch. 306-652-3233.December 31
GYPSY WHEELER BAND at Stan's PlaceDecember 31
FUNK YEAR'S EVE: THE MASQUERADE 2 at Tequila - featuring DJ sets by D3viant Geosphere. Bodybreakerz Ruction and Terraformer along costume contest and more! $50 advance. See elysiummusicfestival.com.December 31, 8:30 pm
Friday January 1
A DRAM TOO FEW at Fionn MacCoolsJanuary 1
Saturday January 2
THE BARRELMEN at The BassmentJanuary 2
OLD TOWNS at Vangelis Tavern - with Perverts Swayze and Cookin? With Grandma. January 2
AMIGOS GARAGE SALE at Amigos - featuring the Garry?s with Man Meat and the Mordrakes.January 2
KIM N`JIM at Fionn MacCoolsJanuary 2
SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAM at Bud's on Broadway - All ages.January 2
Sunday January 3
NORTHERN LIGHTS BLUEGRASS & OLD TIME MUSIC SOCIETY BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at Bon TempsJanuary 3
LIVE JAM at Stan's PlaceJanuary 3
BLUES JAM at Vangelis Tavern - with Fast Eddie.January 3
Tuesday January 5
THE PURPLE PARTY at Louis' Pub - featuring Charly Hustle with Kidalgo DJ Marketmall and DJ Pete.January 5
ANIQUE GRANGER at Bon TempsJanuary 5
SUPER JAM at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill - 19+ after 9 p.m.January 5
JAM NIGHT at Capitol Music ClubJanuary 5
Wednesday January 6
ELLESTAD WIILKS DUO at The BassmentJanuary 6
Thursday January 1
BFA EXHIBITIONS at Gordon Snelgrove Gallery - Brandon Panasiuk Amy Prive and Floranne St. Amand McLaughlin January 1
DONNA CUTLER: DREAMING OF SPRING at Handmade House - Exhibition of free motion embroidery.January 1
BFA EXHIBITIONS at Gordon Snelgrove Gallery - Brandon Panasiuk Amy Prive and Floranne St. Amand McLaughlin January 1
DONNA CUTLER: DREAMING OF SPRING at Handmade House - Exhibition of free motion embroidery.January 1
ELI BORNSTEIN at Darrell Bell Gallery - Exhibition of wall-mounted abstract sculptures by noted Saskatoon artist.January 1
DAVID STONHOUSE: BETWEEN at Darrell Bell Gallery - Exhibition of patterned abstract paintings.January 1
SATURDAY MORNING DRAWING WORKSHOP at Gordon Snelgrove Gallery - Group exhibition of figure drawing.January 1
WOOD ’16 at The Galleria at Innovation Place - Exhibition of over 200 pieces created by the Saskatchewan Woodworkers Guild and local high school students. See saskwoodguild.ca.January 1, 11:00 am
Wednesday December 23
ARTICULATE INK at The Eye Gallery - Exhibition by Regina print-making collective.December 23
DELEE DECAP: HANDS HOLDING at Rouge Gallery - Exhibition of paintings featuring detailed images of hands holding different objects.December 23
CHRISTMAS IN CLAY at Gallery on the Greens - Group exhibition by Sask Terra members.December 23
MIKE REMANDO at Hues Art Supply - Exhibition of colourful abstract landscape paintings.December 23
Monday January 4
RECEPTION: WEARABLE ART 2 at Affinity Gallery - Exhibition of clothing and other accoutrements fashioned using traditional craft materials. January 4, 7:00 pm
RECEPTION: WEARABLE ART 2 at Affinity Gallery - Exhibition of clothing and other accoutrements fashioned using traditional craft materials. January 4, 7:00 pm
RECEPTION: BFA EXHIBITIONS at Gordon Snelgrove Gallery - Brandon Panasiuk Amy Prive and Floranne St. Amand McLaughlin January 4, 7:00 pm
RECEPTION: BFA EXHIBITIONS at Gordon Snelgrove Gallery - Brandon Panasiuk Amy Prive and Floranne St. Amand McLaughlin January 4, 7:00 pm