The 2ND AVE Sidewalk Sale 2018 returns to Downtown Saskatoon July 5 to 7, 2018. Admission is free for this 42-year staple of Saskatoon’s festive summer season. Get to the heart of the city with fantastic shopping, music, fashion, and this year, an art market!
The three-day event will feature food trucks and some of the hottest shopping deals of the year in Downtown Saskatoon. Plus, family-friendly fun includes clowns, super heroes, and hula hooping. A new festival-style Art Market showcases a wide variety of local artisans who call Saskatoon home.
Come back every day for FREE music and entertainment!
Confirmed food trucks:
güd eats inc.
Mean Green Ice Cream Machine
Prairie Juice Co.
Simply Grounded Coffee Gallery
SoomSoom food truck
Homestead Ice Cream
Coffee Plus Café
nom nom food truck
Art By Kat Moon
Byond The Looking Glass Gems
Droolin’ Devil Fine Foods
Freedom Bound Books
DSR Custom Carpentry
Acos Handcrafted Jewellery
Andie Nicole Art
AUTHENTIC AFRICAN CRAFTS
Remai Modern Art & Design Store
3 REASONS NOT TO MISS THE 2ND AVE SIDEWALK SALE 2018
Chill with the besties and meetup with the ones you least expected to see
With a little something for everyone, you never know who you’ll run into at this massive outdoor market. That’s probably the best reason to go – you’ll have a great excuse to catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while!
FREE workouts every morning with your squad
Wake up bright and early to workout with your tribe before shopping begins! Don’t miss the special Lululemon daily workout #thesweatlifeyxe from 7 to 8 a.m.
Be the first to experience Downtown’s newest patio
Take a lunch break, or stop for a pint. Get a seat on the O’Shea’s Irish Pub back-alley pilot patio. Some of the best local restaurants in DTNYXE will be open, too.
The countdown is on to the last day of Saskatoon Fringe 2017 on August 14. Broadway has come alive over the past week and a half with strong, female performances. And fried food. Lots of fried food.
Here are the highlights from the shows we checked out this week:
Saskatoon Fringe 2017 Indoor Theatre
Windy Wynazz is… Rich and Famous ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
If Liza Minnelli, Mr. Rogers, Kesha and Andy Dick managed to raise a human together… you’d have Windy.
Before the show started Wynazz sat next to me and asked if she looked okay, or if she needed darker lipstick. Her face was caked in makeup with false eyelashes on both her top and bottom lids and a nude lip. I said no, you look like you’re channeling Liza Minnelli. Her incessant need for audience approval continued throughout the show.
Windy takes the audience on an augmented trip through her life from a bullied Jewish kid to an insecure druggie rockstar wannabe with a love affair for the transformational power of wigs. She sells her soul to the devil and doesn’t get what she wants most – fame. It’s outlandish while remaining relateable.
If you haven’t picked up on it yet, Windy is nuts. She gave me two of her shoes and told me to talk to Liza and “her mother”. When I obliged she told me to shut up because it was her show.
I laughed so hard my face still hurts, but I felt wrong about it at times. Especially when she fed Chris blueberries and gave him a blindfolded lap dance.
The Merkin Sisters ⭐⭐⭐
What’s up with the hair obsession?
Maybe the Stephanie Morin-Robert and Ingrid Hansen were offering a bizarre commentary on the avant-garde visual art that takes samples and puts them on display. They demonstrated how unconventional hair can be.
The ladies start the show in bathing suits and swim caps, interrupting the audience by walking through different rows and tapping people in tune with the music.
Once on stage, they use an old sweater to depict the birth of a white glove baby. The white glove then helps them pluck hair from each other and audience members. The collection then becomes the magic concoction that transforms them into giant bouncing hair balls.
I’m pretty sure a few people walked out. But that didn’t stop the rest of us from trying to figure out what the whole show was about.
A bizarrely hilHAIRious show with the randomness of Robot Chicken.
-relied on mom and her daughter, Coco from the audience.
An Australian contortionist, hoola hooper, and a balancing act who combines all three atop a German wheel. Her message: “Seriously it’s 2017 – we need to close the gender pay gap. The streets are the only place where we’re treated as equals.”
Saskatoon Fringe 2017 Street Fair
Marc Rousseau Comics “A Miserable Guide to Saskatoon”
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Rousseau’s comic preview is probably all you’ll get to see since all of his books have been selling out. From the first page you’ll be nodding in agreement and chuckling at his observations on the quirks of Saskatoon.