Do Sask is all about plugging in to fun things to do in Saskatoon. According to a report released this week by Media Technology Monitor, young Canadians like us are spending and average of 5 hours per day online. It’s time to be intentional about getting out of the house and into making better connections with people who matter the most.
So in the spirit of creating deeper relationships offline, I’m giving you a run down on all the device-free events that you can do together this weekend in Saskatoon.
Friday, March 24, 2017
9:00 AM – Wilson Centre, 129-116 Research Dr
The Dragons’ Den audition tour is opening to Saskatoon’s hardest working business owners. If you run a business at any stage of development you can give a 5 minute pitch to the Dragons’ Den producers. You could be invited to Toronto to face the Dragons.
Details here: http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions
7:00 PM – PAVED Arts, 424 20 St W
These kids are alright! Beats & Eats is a free, all ages, substance-free concert that gives kids from an after school electronic music workshop a chance to show off their freshly honed skills. The featured bands are IVy eNVy, Helianthus, No-Name, Safe Space, and local electronic trio 3 Ninjasks!
Supported by Saskatoon Open Door Society and Girls Rock Saskatoon.
7:00 PM – Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, U of S Campus
Art receptions are some of the best parties you’ll ever attend! William says he used a casting processes to replicate “remnants” that appear to have survived catastrophe, and have been left behind or discarded. This show features two artist exhibits (Stephanie Turtle) and a collaborative project.
Wine, cupcakes, and hors d’oeuvres by donation.
Saturday, March 25
2:30 PM – Sanctuary in the City, 219A 21st St E
Take some time away from the noise of everyday life with the sacred sounds of poetry and music. Pamela walks you through a new method of self-care that involves breath work, chanting, and restorative sound. This healing event is meant to give you time to rest, release, and rejuvenate.
Registration is $40 by email email@example.com, or call 306-716-9996.
6:30 PM – D’Lish by Tish, 702 14th St E
Live local music with an unbeatable energy. Carbonless Concert is running a series of shows powered by zero-emissions equipment. See some of Saskatchewan’s best indie artists strike a chord with sustainable power. This week features Jay Maillet, Lyzanne Foth, and Aryn El Hefe.
Tickets just $10.
8:00 PM – Salle Seguin, 414 1st Ave N
Partner or not, you’re invited to swing with live music and dancing. Bring a water bottle and non-marking shoes because this is a work out! Take a beginner lesson at 8, social dancing starts at 9. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Tickets are $15 each.
Sunday, March 26
9:00 AM – Saskatoon Food Bank, 202 Ave C S
Plants on plants on plants. Permaculture is the method of harnessing the patterns and features of natural ecosystems in your own backyard. As part of the training, you’ll have an opportunity to design your own permaculture garden.
Registration is $80 by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:00 AM – O’Shea’s Irish Pub, 222 2nd Ave S
Support the Saskatoon Police Pipes & Drums by eating brunch at their first annual Irish Breakfast fundraiser. The band will perform some new music while you enjoy an authentic Irish Breakfast including Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Mushrooms, Beans, Hash browns, an English (whaaaat?!) Muffin and a bevvie (Coffee/Tea, Pop, Bottled Domestic Beer or Highball.)
Tickets are $20. DM the band’s Facebook page.
11:00 AM – Saskatoon Academy of Music, 629 1st Ave N
If you own a Ukulele that’s been collecting dust and have an incurable craving for maple syrup, this one’s for you! Explore music with pancakes. The monthly jam is for musicians and non-musicians to gather, play, eat and just have a good ol’ lazy Sunday.
7:00 PM – O’Brians Event Centre, 241 2 Ave S
Saskatoon’s metal scene is all the rage right now (seriously, some of my metal head friends in Calgary are jealous). So, come check out a show for yourself – it’s all ages! Featuring Despised Icon, Carnifex, Fallujah, Rings Of Saturn, and Lorna Shore.
Tickets $25 at the Box Office and http://bit.ly/2h9RVq2
Monday, March 27th (Who says the weekend’s over?)
7:45 PM – The Storefront, 325 21st St W
Get a taste of what this year’s Nuit Blanche curator is cooking up for the next free night festival on September 30th. Artists will showcase what’s to come and invite you to show off your creative skills at an open call for spectacular art.
Tickets $15 (includes a bevvie and appetizers) at https://www.picatic.com/NBYXE17
I hope you have fun dropping your smartphone to spend time with a friend at one of these local events.