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I typically only post events that I can attend/host but this is such a fun one - don't want people to miss out. You will need to self-organize so please only RSVP if you plan to attend so people know who to watch for. We've attended this event a couple o times and always have a great evening. It's a fundraiser. Think Bingo and Burlesque. Get out your bingo dabbers and lucky troll dolls! Bingo dabbers can be purchased at the dollar store or they sell them on site for $2 each. Or bring a highlighter. Date: Saturday March 23 Time: meet at 630pm - Bingo starts at 7pm - the hall fills up every time up so please arrive on time - it gets difficult to save seats when others would like them. Location: Free Flow Dance Centre (224 - 25th St W - sort of by the Holiday Express on Idylwyld) Admission: $10. Bingo games at $2/card. This is a licensed event (beverages - maybe snacks?). Half time show is a burlesque performance. Stay for 20 minutes or stay all night. There is NO ATM on site - BRING CAHS! All proceeds go to Free Flow Dance Theatre Charitable Org - home of Free Flow Dance Theatre and the Rosebud Burlesque Club! Guests welcome.
This is the fifth Masters series event. From their website: Heinz Moehn was a noted editor for the German publisher Barenreiter. He was best known for his editions of Mozart’s works including the great Requiem. And, while every major orchestra in the world has played his edition of the Requiem, none knew he was also a remarkable composer—until now. Here in Saskatoon, Heinz Moehn’s grandson unearthed his grandfather’s compositions in a box of family heirlooms. The SSO collaborated with Saskatoon-based composer Paul Suchan to take Moehn’s hand-written score for his Violin Concerto and create parts for the SSO to perform—marking the first performance of the concerto in 80 years. We’ve called up rising-star Timothy Chooi to lend his artistry to this unveiling of a new, old concerto. We’re pairing this debut of Moehn’s concerto with his edition of the beloved Mozart Requiem, featuring a thrilling cast of singers including Prince Albert-born soprano Andrea Lett and tenor Michael Harris. Date: Saturday March 23, 2019 Time: 7:30PM Location: TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre A couple of us have season tickets row D seats 14 and 16 - (main floor front - 4 rows back from the stage) - feel free to buy a seat near us. And, if anyone is interested, we can meet at the Holiday Inn for dinner before hand. Tickets: click here for information and tickets: http://saskatoonsymphony.org/event/masters-5-finding-heinz-moehn/ Guests welcome. If this is your first meet up with the Fun-Lovers in 2019, please kindly bring $5 (annual fee) to offset the admin costs of the group. Thanks in advance. :)
Date: Sunday March 24 Time: meet at 630pm show starts at 645pm. Location: Roxy Theatre (on 20th St between Aves C and D) Admission: $11 - purchase your ticket at the door Movie: Thall Shall Not Grow Old (war documentary - runtime: 1 hour 39 min) The acclaimed documentary is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen. By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it. Guests welcome. If this is your first meet up in 2019 with the Fun-Lovers, please kindly bring $5 (annual member fee) to offset the admin costs of the group. Thanks in advance. :)
Date: Wednesday March 27 Time: 7pm Location: Botte Chai Bar (corner of Ave B and 21st ST - in the BLOCK Building - walking though the courtyard area of Ave B - down to the end, it's on your right) Read the book then come and discuss. Members only. Book: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid (391 pages) Synopsis From Good Reads: Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn's luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the '80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn's story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways. Written with Reid's signature talent for creating "complex, likable characters" (Real Simple), this is a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth. ** If this is your first meet up with the fun-loving group in 2019, please kindly bring me $5 (annual fee). Thanks in advance. :) Upcoming books: April: One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriela Garcia Marquez (405 pages - lots, only books) May: The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom (368 pages - books, lots) June: The Alice Network - Kate Quinn (503 pages - put on hold in advance July: She Rides Shotgun - Jordan Harper (257 pages - 5 books in province) August: I am the Messenger - Markus Zusak (357 pages - lots copies, all formats) September: The Ensember - Aja Gabel - (339 Pages - 8 books in province, different formats) This order is not set in stone and can be changed (if people read ahead and it's bad, if you're on vacation the month of a book you choose, etc). We didn't choose a lot of short ones... might need to change up in summer. (how about The Tattooist of Auschwitz ?) Happy reading!