Sept 1 – Greg McPherson with Leo Keiser & Dan Holbrow

Greg MacPherson Photo Sept 2016

Greg MacPherson

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Doors at 8:00pm.  Starts at 8:30pm.
$10 + GST in Advance; $12 + GST at the Door
All ages.  Cash bar (19+ with valid ID).

We’re excited to kick off our new season of shows with the return of Winnipeg’s Greg McPherson (you may remember him from last season’s Behind The Songs) and the first ever collaboration between local singer-songwriters Dan Holbrow and Leo Keiser.  Click here to get your tickets in advance!

Greg MacPherson is a Winnipeg based songwriter and musician. Twice long listed for the Polaris Prize, with eight critically acclaimed albums released over a 16 year period, Macpherson is one of Canada’s best and most interesting recording artists. Difficult to categorize, his performances are unpredictable and stylistically punk rock, his guitar playing ranges from finger picked to wall of noise, and his lyrics follow in the footsteps of everyone from Mark E. Smith to Nick Cave. Macpherson’s music is fiercely intentional and always original.

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September 15/2016: Loosen Up Life Drawing

Pencil sketch by Matt Donnelly

Pencil sketch by Matt Donnelly

Thursday, September 15, 2016
7 pm to 9 pm 
No charge to attend, cash bar for those over 19

Our life drawing sessions are changing this fall.  Instead of our regular weekly sessions, we will be offering one session in September and another in November, in partnership with the Dunlop Art Gallery and the Regina Public Library.  This means that there is no charge to attend!

Develop your drawing skills in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere featuring live models and still-life drawing opportunities. Drawing materials are provided by the Dunlop, please bring a sketchbook if you have one. Cash bar available for attendees 19 and over. No charge to attend, but seating is limited!  Presented in partnership with the Dunlop Art Gallery/Regina Public Library.


Sept 16 – Regina Word Up presents Compact Disk

Regina Word Up canva coverWelcome back!! Regina Word Up is held on the first and third Friday’s of every month. Regularly, the first Friday is a community stage, and our third Friday is a poetry slam.
Admission is $10 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages
+19 Cash Bar with Valid ID

A poetry slam is a dialogue between audience and performer. It is a competitive event wherein spoken word artists share their work in a high-spirited, fast-paced environment to an often uproarious crowd.
Slammers should come prepared with three original pieces of less than 3 minutes and 10 seconds each. No props, no nudity, no hate speech. Sign-up starts at the door at 7:30, with a maximum of 12 competing poets — first come, first served!
Five judges will be chosen at random from the audience. Each judge will provide a score between 1-10 for each poem, of the five scores, the high and low will be dropped leaving a total score out of 30. [Read more…]

September 17/2016: Pop Up Downtown! Walking Tour and Launch

unnamed-1Pop Up Downtown is a yearly public-art series that installs original art works into storefront windows and unused spaces throughout Regina’s downtown core.  This project was initiated and curated by Katherine Boyer and the Creative City Centre in 2013, curated by Lydia Miliokis in 2014, Terri Fidelak in 2015 and in 2016 has been under the capable guidance of Amber Phelps Bondaroff, the artist in residence for Regina’s downtown.  2016 marks the project’s fourth season, and is presented in partnership between Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID) and the Creative City Centre.

Project artists include:
Laura Hale –
Belinda Harrow –
Eric Hill
Jeff Meldrum
Keith Moulding
Zoe Schneider –
Janet Wang –
Workparty –

Guided walking tour, project launch and reception will be taking place on the evening of Saturday September 17th starting at 7 pm.  Project curator Amber Phelps Bondaroff and select artists will be present to speak about the work, answer questions and have a nice walk through downtown Regina with whoever wants to join in! [Read more…]

Sept 18 – Guitar Theory Workshop & Jam

Erik Mehlsen (aka Del Suelo)

Erik Mehlsen (aka Del Suelo)

12:00pm – 2:00 pm
By donation ($10 suggested)*
Facilitated by Erik Mehlsen (a.k.a. Del Suelo)

Are you a guitarist who has been playing for a while, but doesn’t know anything about theory or improvisation? Or maybe you have some theory up your sleeve but are in need of some guitarists to practice with? Maybe you like the company of cool people enjoying some music on a relaxed Sunday afternoon.
At the Sunday guitar hangout, musician and author Erik Mehlsen(aka Del Suelo) will cover some basic music theory and explain how it applies to creativity on the guitar. Following this 30 minute lesson, guitarists will be encouraged to stick around and jam with each other, trading tips and insights on what they’ve just learned. The intention of the workshop is to build a community of guitarists and provide a space for those wishing to improve their craft.  While this is a monthly event, there is no pre-requisite required – first timers are welcome to drop in anytime.

Sept 23 – Regina Word Up Youth presents Saskatoon Slam Team

Regina Word Up canva coverAdmission is $5 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar


Regina Word Up Youth is Regina’s only youth-specific spoken word performance series.

A Youth Stage is an opportunity to share work with our peers and greater community. No scores and all support, this event is a great opportunity for youth (14-22) who want more exposure or practice, or want to share something that doesn’t usually fit within our regular poetry slams. Rants, stories, jokes (the punnier, the better!) songs, or poems are all welcome on our stage.

Have something you want to share that we didn’t list? We love creativity, and we would probably let you perform…just ask us! Regina Word Up Youth Stage is for youth of all skill levels interested in sharing stories – of any kind. We celebrate all styles of writing and voices, and encourage our community to support these very important vessels of truth.

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