January 25-28, 2018 – Queen City Shorts Award Festival

Queen City Shorts Awards Festival

Come and see a selection of stunning short films from home and abroad! Screenings will feature award-nominated films in a number of different categories (see full schedule below), and will be held in our Hague Gallery space on the 3rd floor (sorry – no elevator).  Come out and see some great films, and find out if your favourite takes home the big award on Saturday night (at the Capitol, the CCC’s “neighbours to the south” – ie. at street level, 1843 Hamilton St.).  Amazing prizes to be won by selected award winners!

For tickets, please visit: www.filmfreeway.com/QueenCityShorts-SK/tickets


Opening Night – Thursday – 7:30pm

Best Film Nominee Screening – 8pm



Panel/Workshop – 1pm

Best Indigenous Nominee Screening – 5pm

Best Saskatchewan Nominee Screening – 8PM



Best LGBT Nominee Screening – 11AM

Best Actor Nominee Screening – 2pm

Audience Choice Final Round –  5pm


Awards Show – Saturday Night – 8PM (The Capitol)

Please note that the Best Director Nominees will not have their own screening as all of the films appear in other categories.

Sunday (The Capitol) $20

Filmmaker’s Brunch


Please like the Queen City Shorts Facebook page for up-to-date schedules and programming.



February 23, 2018 — Regina Word Up! CIPS Qualifier

Regina Word Up – Slam

Friday, February 23, 2018
Doors 7:30pm; Show 8pm
$10+gst (PWYC)
All Ages

CIPS Qualifier

Once a year, Regina’s best performance poets are invited to spit words and wit in a timed bit for a chance to represent our community at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in Vancouver, BC. This is an INVITE-ONLY event – meaning organizers must contact you prior to the event in order for you to compete. But EVERYONE is encouraged to attend! The more robust the audience, the more exciting the performances seem to be! If the winner of our Regina qualifier event goes on to become the winner of CIPS 2018, they can win cash and could be invited to compete at the World Cup of Poetry in Paris with travel and accommodation included.*

If you think you should be competing, and have not been contacted yet, please email us at reginawordup@gmail.com! 

Poets were selected based on their participation in our 2017/18 seasons so far. The poet who wins this slam will travel to Vancouver in April to share their poetry on the national stage alongside top talent from across the country.

This event will include 3 rounds, in which poets will share a 2-minute poem, a 1-minute poem, and a 4-minute poem. The rest of the format and rules are the same as any regular slam. Due to time constraints, there will be no feature and an open mic may not happen.

Audience members, come prepared with a good set of lungs and some strong fingers to snap with.

January 16, 2018 – Quick & Dirty Artist Talks #11: Mixed Bag

Quick & Dirty Artist Talks #11: Mixed Bag
Tuesday, January 16, 7:00-9:30 pm
Creative City Centre, 1843 Hamilton Street

Doors open at 7:00 pm, talks start at 7:30 pm.

Image credit: Madhu Kumar, Self-Portrait (detail), oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist.

Quick & Dirty is a series of short and sweet artist talks by artists in the community. Unconstrained by a theme, this installment features talks from artists working in a variety of media and tackling a wide range of subjects. Kind of a sampler platter of ideas!

Rob Bos
Madhu Kumar
Jen McRorie
Ross Melanson
Vishal Rajput
Ward Schell

Presented in partnership with Dunlop Art Gallery. 

January 18, 2018 – Very Good Painters opening reception

Very Good Painters: a Hague Gallery exhibition

January 15 – February 25, 2018; Opening reception January 18th, 7 pm

Featuring: Jeff Morton, Simon Fuh, Evan Tyler, Annette Nedilenka, and Nic Wilson

A group exhibition aimed at systematically poking fun at the notion of High Art and the traditional gallery system. A cheeky look at the classic fine art dichotomy, these artists utilize subversive art practices, from drawing with sharpies to re-imagining film slides, to understand their place within contemporary art. By referencing the respected art form of painting, each piece seeks to understand how traditional media fail to capture the artist within our continually evolving, visually-overloaded society.’
*Note: Some pieces in this exhibition contain content that some may find challenging.  Viewer discretion is advised.* 

January 19, 2018 — Articulate Ink Draw & Drink Social


Friday, January 19th, 2018 — Drink & Draw Social

7-10 pm, 2nd floor of 1843 Hamilton St.

Free for Articulate Ink and Creative City Members, pay what you can for everyone else (recommended $5). 

Come hang out, eat snacks, and have a few bevvies. Bring your sketchbook (or any medium you prefer) and some pals! 

These socials will take a variety of forms but will always be hosted on the THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH!

January 23, 2018 – Eyes Up Here Comedy

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – Eyes Up Here Comedy

Doors: 7:30 pm, Show @ 8 pm

Admission: $7 +GST  Note: Please bring cash for door and bar (no debit/credit available).

Eyes Up Here comedy troupe return to bring some light and laughter to the New Year with their unique blend of improv, sketch, stand up, and more.  Make it your resolution to come out and support these witty women in their mission to enlighten and enliven this harried and harassed world!  In the cozy comfort of our Hague Gallery on the 3rd floor (sorry, no elevator), 1843 Hamilton St.


On a new day this month! November 28/17 – Queen City Shorts: November Showcase

Early Bird Passes Available!November 28/17
Doors at 7:30/Show 8pm
$10 (gst included)
Free Popcorn!

Queen City Shorts is a film festival committed to showcasing fun, exciting, epic, and wonderful short films. There is a screening the last Wednesday of every month, so it’s never too late to start your love affair with short films.


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Dec 1 and 2/17: Articulate Ink & Friends Holiday Sale

Friday, December 1:  5 pm to 9 pm

Saturday, December 2:  12 noon to 5 pm


Join us at the Creative City Centre on December 1st from 5-9pm and December 2nd from 12-5pm for our annual Holiday Sale with guest vendors Existential Hippy Creations and Faith Logan.

Existential Hippy Creations will have some gorgeous pottery and one of a kind, quirky handknit winter accessories.

Check out Faith Logan’s print works and delicate paper products!

Don’t miss out on some unique gift ideas!

Friday Dec 15/17: Winter Box So_Chill (PARTY!)

Heat up this December with Regina’s HOTtTESsSTT art party !!

We are partnering with Neutral Ground to throw this winter’s most exciting double-header party yet!

First off: Neutral Ground Member’s Mixer 
Neutral Ground, 203-1856 Scarth Street 
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Come welcome Neutral Ground’s new staff members Amber Phelps Bondaroff (Realm O’Reject) and Simon Fuh, who will each be curating a 1 hour long good vibes playlist! Have a drink, and get to know the staff through their excellent music taste. 

This event is open to Neutral Ground members only, so please be sure to purchase your Neutral Ground Membership (available at the door). 

*Membership Prices: $15 Student, $24 non-student
*New NG Membership includes: Free entrance to Creative City Centre After Party, 1 year subscription to C Magazine, %50 off BlackFlash subscription, and lots more! 

Later: After Party 
Creative City Centre, 1843 Hamilton Street 
9:00 – late
$10 door (Free for Neutral Ground Members)
Following the Mixer, finish the night off in StYLE at Creative City Centre! With performances by:

Apply to be a performer in the Empty Room series!

Apply to be part of theEmpty Room series!


Application link: Click here!

The Empty Room Video Series is a partnership between the Creative City Centre, SaskMusic and CBC Radio in Saskatchewan. Select artists are recorded, both video and audio, in the empty Hague Gallery at the Creative City Centre. The audio track may be aired on CBC Saskatchewan, and the video will be posted on the Creative City Centre’s YouTube Channel. It will be available for each artist to use as they see fit, to promote their careers, upcoming performances, single releases, grant applications or whatever they need.

Please fill out this form to be considered for a spot in the Empty Room Video Series. Only twelve (12) artists will be selected by a jury to record two (2) songs each. You must be a member of SaskMusic to qualify, and your songs must be original compositions.

The deadline for submission is March 31, 2017. A jury will be held in early April and selected artists will be notified by April 30, 2017.