From plot twists to the twist of beer caps, a Saskatoon theatre is changing how you can watch movies.
As of Friday, the Broadway Theatre will be the first in Saskatoon to serve alcohol during select shows after changes to Saskatchewan's liquor laws.
"After doing some research and looking into it, we discovered that if we made our movies 19 and up, we could actually serve liquor. We figured we could accommodate that just by limiting our late night screenings," said Alison Whelan, assistant manager at the Broadway Theatre.
While the Government of Saskatchewan is now allowing stripteases and wet- T-shirt contests in bars and clubs across the province, it seems the City of Regina wants to restrict them to industrial areas.
The current provincial laws would technically classify stripteases and wet T-shirt contests as live entertainment which means they are allowable in any bar or nightclub.
But the City has proposed bylaw changes that would alter the definition of a nightclub as a building that features commercial entertainment like music and dancing, but not adult entertainment.
Two Saskatchewan dancers are proving it doesn’t matter who you are: you can still become a dancer.
Brooke Bittner and her dance partner Sheri-Lynn Turgeon are promoting the idea that those in wheelchairs can still enjoy dance. The two have been practicing and performing together for the last five years even though Turgeon is confined to a wheelchair.
Bittner said when she first met Turgeon she really wanted to take part in a competition. The teacher she was working with at the time didn’t believe in competitions, which is why the pair teamed-up.
While some small town bars and exotic dance troupes have been taking advantage of alterations to Saskatchewan’s liquor laws, it seems no one in Regina has applied to start up a strip club in the city.
New regulations came into effect on January 1st. Dancers still aren’t allowed to show their nipples and full-frontal is still banned, but they are now allowed to strip clothing in licensed venues.
It’s OK to “bottoms up” as long as the bottoms stay on in Saskatchewan. New liquor laws mean it’s now legal to striptease in bars.
“Nudity is still against the law in Saskatchewan and we’re the last province in Canada holding out on that,” said Patrick Burke, owner of Tiger Lily Cabaret. “It’s a strange dynamic, living here.”
As of Jan. 1, dancers can take their clothes off down to thongs and pasties—no nipples or full nudity allowed. Previously, dancers could be on-stage in bikinis at licensed venues, but they couldn’t be seen taking off their clothes on-stage.
The Saskatoon Blades are looking to the future as they announce their latest
trade with the Swift Current Broncos.
Blades forward Nathan Burns is headed to the Broncos along with a 7th round draft pick in 2014.
In return, Saskatoon gets forwards Connor Sanvido and Wyatt Sloboshan, plus a 2nd round pick in 2014, and a 3rd round conditional pick in 2015.
Blades general manager Lorne Molleken said in a news release Wednesday that the trade will help the team rebuild.
New Year's Eve celebrations can go far beyond some people's bedtimes, so families were able to celebrate 2014 earlier as the Saskatchewan Science Centre hosted 'Noon Year's Eve.'
"We thought it would be a great idea (to come to the science centre) because our daughter's only two," said Mike Rilling, "She can't make it up until midnight with us tonight so we thought this would be something she'd enjoy."
Many families did the same as well over 100 people crowded the exhibit floor, exploring the stage shows, face painting, snowshoeing and other activities.
It’ll be something like a live version of a mixed tape made completely from Regina’s music scene.
It’s the second year that 13th Avenue Records will put on a “Rendezvous” show, a showcase of nine different bands on the Regina label all with different musical styles.
But according to organizer and President of 13th Ave. Records Chris Prpich, each band has a distinctly Saskatchewanian flavour that brings them all together to form a community ripe with talent.
The weather may be cold, but it won’t stop 300 music fans from filling Amigos Saturday night for the eighth annual Band Swap.
“So what Band Swap is in general is a 24-hour rock and roll music challenge at its roots,” said co-organizer Alison Whelan.
Strangers become friends and band mates as 35 individual musicians come together to form new bands in under 24 hours. After the bands and songs are randomly assigned by choosing names out of a hat, the new bands then have 24 hours to prepare a 20-minute set.
“You get to be a rock star for a night,” Whelan said.
It's a Christmas carol with a cause.
Eleven local musicians have brought their holiday cheer and voices to a Christmas video to raise money for Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan (CHFS).
Tunetown is an ongoing project developed by Saskatoon artist, music producer and teacher Jesse Weiman.
“I want to highlight organizations,” Weiman said, adding each video will help a children's cause.