Soak up a dwell present: 5 issues to do that weekend in Saskatoon

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There are lots of theater performances, music concerts and films to see this weekend.

John D Huston in A Christmas Carol. Photo by David Whiteley /Supplied photo

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Bundle up and enjoy a weekend filled with theatre, live music and free movie screenings.

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1 — See an annual solo performance

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John D Huston returns for his annual Victorian house concert of A Christmas Carol. The Charles Dickens classic is presented as a one-man show, with Huston narrating as Dickens and playing all the characters. The final show for the season is at the Marr Residence Friday at 7:30 pm Learn more at ontheboards.ca or 306-653-5191.

2 — Enjoy live country music

Juno Award-winning Saskatchewan country singer Jess Moskaluke stops in Saskatoon on her Mapdot Tour, with country artist Tyler Joe Miller, Friday at The Roxy at 8 pm Saskatoon inspirational/country artist Amanda Hagel celebrates the release of her 2021 album Be the Light, with Saskatchewan country artist Alex Runions, Sunday at Grosvenor Park United Church at 7:30 pm Learn more at jessmoskaluke.com and amandahagel.com.

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3 — Take in a free film screening

The documentary Bravery in Arms: D-Day Dodgers of Canada screens at a free event at Nutana Legion and over Zoom on Saturday at 1 pm A question period will follow the film. Learn more at nutanalegion.com.

Free Family Movie Day at TCU Place on Sunday at 3 pm features a free screening of The Polar Express and a Christmas-themed concession. Donations of toys for the Salvation Army and non-perishable food items for the Saskatoon Food Bank will be accepted. Learn more at tcuplace.com.

4 — Celebrate the holidays through choral music

The Saskatoon Men’s Chorus presents its Christmas concert, A Carol for Peace. The chorus performs contemplative choral music along the theme of peace with guest flutist Ann Salmon. The audience is invited to join in carol singing as well. The concert is Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church at 2:30 pm Donations of non-perishable food items for the Saskatoon Food Bank will be collected at the door. Learn more at saskatoonmenschorus.ca.

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5 — Experience a play based on true events

Presented by Chrysalis Theater and running until Dec. 11 at La Troupe du Jour, My Name is Rachel Corrie shares the story of the American activist who was killed defending a Palestinian home against the Israeli army in 2003. Learn more at chrysalistheatre.ca or Facebook.

Produced by Theater Naught and running to Sunday at The Refinery, Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographically-inspired Long Day’s Journey Into Night shares a fateful day in the life of the haunted Tyrone family in 1912, as they confront their collective past. Learn more at ontheboards.ca.

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