Events in Saskatoon: August 18 to 20, 2017

Current Weekend in Saskatoon

I. Family & Kids’ Events

1. FolkFest ’17


Folkfest is an annual three-day multicultural festival showcasing 18 ethnic pavilions. They promote their cultures through dynamic entertainment, delicious ethnic cuisines and intriguing demonstrations and engaging displays. Something for the whole family. Details

August 17 – 19, 2017

Various venues, Saskatoon

Folkfest Passport $16.00

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II. Live Music

1. Rock the River

Saskatchewan’s classic rock festival. Details

2017 Line up: The Headpins, Barney Bentall And The Legendary Hearts, Randy Bachman, Five Man Electric Band, Harlequin, Glass Tiger, Tom Cochrane With Red Rider, Helix, Iam Thomas, Kenny Shields And Streetheart.

August 18 – 20, 2017

Delta Bessborough, 601 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon

$57 to $150

2. Aaron Goodvin

Over the years, Aaron Goodvin has built a reputation as a dynamic performer with a rock solid portfolio of songs including “Woman in Love” and “Knock on Wood”. Aaron has a natural ability to light up a stage, connect with his audience, and deliver a show-stopping performance, whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a crowd of thousands. Details

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Dakota Dunes Casino, 204 Dakota Dunes Way, Whitecap


3. Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival

Hosted at the Ness Creek Festival Site, the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival features 3 days of world class music. Whether it’s a singing, picking, bowing, plucking or just humming along, we offer a musician’s and music lover’s paradise. There will be hot licks, calming gospel, back beat chopping, furious bowing, deep bass, grooving old time and more. Details

August 18 – 20, 2017

Ness Creek Festival site, 20km NE of Big River

Adult $75; Senior $55; Adult – Duo Weekend $230; Adult – Weekend Pass $130

4. One Republic

Thursday, August 18, 2017 | 7:00 PM

SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon

General admission: $20- $135

5. Wayne Bergen

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 6:45 PM

Centennial 360 Community Stage

Part of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

6. Brad Paisley

w/ Chase Bryant & Lindsay Ell.Details

Saturday, August 19 2017 | 6:00 PM

SaskTel Centre, 3515 Thatcher Avenue, Saskatoon

$35.00 – $100.00

7. Beck

Beck has traveled light years from being pegged as a reluctant generational spokesperson when “Loser” metamorphosed from a rejected demo to a ubiquitous smash. Instead he wound up crystallizing much of the post-modern ruckus of the ’90s alternative explosion, but in his own unpredictable manner: Beck’s singular career has been one that’s seen him utilize all manners and eras of music, blurring boundaries and blazing a path into the future while simultaneously foraging through the past.Details

Sunday, August 20 2017 | 8:00 PM

TCU Place, 35-22nd Street East, Saskatoon


III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Boom

From the creative team behind MacHomer comes an explosive solo performance that documents the music, culture and politics that shaped the Baby Boom generation (1945-1969). BOOM takes us through 25 turbulent years, and gives voice to over 100 influential figures and musicians. With cutting-edge multimedia, unforgettable characters and tour-de-force storytelling this stunningly staged production is a mind-blowing experience for audiences of all generations. Details

August 8 – 20, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Remai Arts Centre – Rawlco Radio Hall, 100 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon

$40.95 and up

2. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

Each summer, two full-length plays are performed in repertory by professional artists, in large tents on the banks of the beautiful South Saskatchewan River in the heart of Saskatoon. Details

Twelfth Night | July 5 – August 20, 2017
Richard III | July 6 – August 19, 2017

Big white tents off Spadina Crescent

Tickets: $16 – $24

3. Blues Dance

A short, 30-minute intro to blues dance followed by an open dance. Details

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Dance Saskatchewan, 205A Pacific Ave, Saskatoon

Entrance is a suggested $5 donation, all proceeds will go to Dance Saskatchewan Incorporated

4. Chitravali – Bharatnatyam dance concert

Chitravali brings together three creative art forms, painting, music and dance. Ancient miniature paintings, Sanskrit verses, bandishes from Hinustani music, and the dance form of Bharatnatyam all come together to infuse life into the characters of the paintings about Krishna. The Hindustani system of music through Khayal, Thumri, Dhrupad, and Tarana have been incorporated to maintain the flavor of the North Indian paintings. The dance concert is choreographed and presented by Rama Vaidyanathan. Details

Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 6:30 PM

The Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon

General $15; Students $10; Children $5

IV. Sports & Related Events

1. Fundamentals of Football

Dream in association with the Saskatchewan Roughriders is bringing back the popular Fundamentals Of Football for the season! Bring the kids out for this exciting event where they have the opportunity to meet a few members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders who will help them run through some fun football techniques and activities. Details

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

Ed Jordan Park, Childers Way, Saskatoon


V. Exhibitions/ Other Events

1. Dr. Faustus – POP UP


Director Kevin Williamson will take us on a journey into this eclectic work by one of Shakespeare’s most intriguing contemporaries, Christopher Marlowe who was killed in a tavern brawl on May 30, 1593 under suspicious circumstances. Featuring Will Brooks, Aaron Hursh, Grahame Kent, Alan Long, Bruce McKay and Heather Morrison, with University History Department faculty member Frank Klaassen leading the post reading discussion. Details

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Meet at the Shakespeare site for a short walk

2. Rock102 Show and Shine Weekend

Rock102 Show and Shine Weekend is western Canada’s largest car show! Over 900 classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles take over downtown Saskatoon. Details

August 18 – 20, 2017

Downtown Saskatoon


3. Can’t Be Stopped

One of the most influential and recognizable graffiti crews to emerge out of the U.S. is Hollywood’s own Can’t Be Stopped crew. Since its inception in the early 1980’s the initials C.B.S. have been at the forefront of evolving graffiti art into a true and viable art form. Details

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 9:00 PM

Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue


4. Cross-Canada Vimy Centennial Tour

Saskatchewan Aviation Museum & Learning Centre Presents: VIMY FLIGHT. See the Biplanes, Vimy Presentations – Meet the Pilots & Share the Vimy Story. Details

August 19 – 20, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bay 5, Hangar 5, John G Diefenbaker Airport

Admission by Donation

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