Season 2 – Week #22: An Empty Room with Kara Golemba – “Puzzle”

This week brings singer-songwriter Kara Golemba to the centre of an Empty Room for a performance of her song “Puzzle”!  Found at the crossroads of Folk, Country & Americana, all Golemba needs is her crooked grin, a spark of mischief in her eyes, and a heartfelt story combined with her powerful voice to take her audience on a journey worth remembering.  As the recent winner of the 620 CKRM Proudly Saskatchewan showcase and the Spirit of Saskatchewan songwriting award for “Mason Jar of Memories” (week# 10 of Empty Room) Kara has established herself as a strong up and coming Saskatchewan singer-songwriter.  She recently released her debut 6 song EP “Every Little Light”, recorded at Studio ONE by Jason Plumb, which is available for purchase or stream on all digital platforms.  For more on Kara go to

Head over to our YouTube channel to watch other videos in the series!  Tune in to CBC Radio the next 3 Monday mornings (including tomorrow) at 8:15am to hear the audio of the newest Empty Room track on the Morning Edition with Sheila Coles.

Season 2 – Week #21: An Empty Room with Poor Nameless Boy – “River & Trees”

Poor Nameless Boy is back in an Empty Room this week to perform his song “River & Trees”.  This Regina-based indie folk artist’s mellow sound is personal, speaking honestly about love, life, and our changing hearts in a busy world. He has been described as a lighter version of Noah Gunderson with the wispy sounds of Gregory Alan Isakov.  For more information on this artist go to

There are 20 other Empty Room tracks waiting for you on our YouTube channel right now!  With three new tracks still to come be sure to tune in to CBC Radio next Monday morning at 8:15am when Sheila Coles will air the next song in the series!

September 22/16: Pick Up Sticks, exhibition by Bonnie Conly

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Opening reception, no charge to attend, cash bar
  • Exhibition runs from September 15 to October 22, 2016


15_untitled-no-7Join us for the first visual art exhibition of our 2016-2017 season, as we present a series of 20 works by Saskatoon artist Bonnie Conly.
With a Bachelor of Education degree (1983), a BA (1997) and an Honours Degree in Art Studio and Art History (2011) all from the University of Saskatchewan, Conly’s work involves a variety of mediums and approaches, including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, video and sound installation.  The works presented in this exhibition are a series of drawings of water towers primarily using water soluble ink on Arches paper.

Recently, Conly has participated in artist residencies in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, studied sculpture with Leslie Potter at the Emma Lake retreat, and undertaken a CARFAC mentorship with artist Alison Norlen. In 2015 Conly was Artist in Residence at Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan.

Our opening reception will be on Thursday, September 22 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  The artist will be here, so come by to meet Bonnie and view this incredible series of drawings.  Click the “Read More” button to read the artist statement and discover the inspiration behind the art!

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Sept 23 – Regina Word Up Youth presents Saskatoon Slam Team


Admission 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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Season 2 – Week #20: An Empty Room with Rugged Little Thing – “Rocks and Shield”

Rugged Little Thing’s performance of “Rocks and Shield” is the newest addition to our Empty Room series!  Born out of kitchen jams and late nights by campfires in Canada’s north, this dynamic duo blends together a perfect cocktail of Old Time, Bluegrass, and Folk Music that feels like home.  This is the 20th video in the series, meaning there are only 4 more to go and there are 19 other Empty Room videos currently on our YouTube channel (not to mention all the videos from last season)!  Go to for the latest information on Rugged Little Thing and stay tuned for another 4 weeks of new content.

Sew My Idea! Sewing Classes…and new! A Sewing Club!

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Our wonderful sewing guru Jeanniene Tazzioli is returning this September with a new series of classes for beginners and intermediate level students.  She’s also starting a weekly sewing club, giving you an opportunity to come sew in a supportive environment!  While there will be no instruction during the club sessions, there will be supervision and support available if you run into any snags!  Here’s the low down on the sessions that are available this fall, starting at the end of September and early October 2016:   [Read more…]

September 28 – Living Traditions – Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Presented by Heritage Saskatchewan and Museums Association of Saskatchewan

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  • Guest Speaker: Dale Jarvis
  • 7 pm to 9 pm, free to attend, cash bar

Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer for Newfoundland & Labrador, Dale Jarvis will give examples of why folklore and ICH is at the heart of local life; explain how safeguarding intangibles can contribute to more vibrant and engaged communities; and demonstrate the links between intangible heritage and community development. Free and open to the public. Meet Kristin Catherwood, ICH Development Officer for Heritage Saskatchewan.  [Read more…]

September 30 – Live Band Karaoke with Dustin Ritter Band

  • cultdays_2016_date_wtag_e_4c_for-webFriday, September 30, 2016, doors open 8:30, music starts at 9 pm
  • Free to attend, cash bar, must be 19+ to drink, all ages can attend!
  • This is a Culture Days event, supported by SaskCulture/Saskatchewan Lotteries


drb-imageCulture Days at the Creative City Centre gets underway on Friday, September 30 with our annual LIVE BAND KARAOKE!  This year, we are bringing in the very talented Dustin Ritter Band to back you up!  Their set list is impressive, as is their musicianship.  You will be able to choose from 100 titles, and impress all of your friends with your vocal talents! [Read more…]

October 1 – Art Walk Regina & Gallery Open House

  • Annual Art Walk, part of Culture Dayart-walk-2016
  • 1 pm to 4 pm at Hague Gallery, free of charge
  • Multiple activities at a variety of galleries in Regina

The Annual Art Walk Regina is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016, as part of Culture Days!  There are 9 galleries participating this year, including our very own Hague Gallery.  Also participating are the Art Gallery of Regina, the Assiniboia Gallery, Dunlop Art Gallery, Mata Gallery, Neutral Ground, Nouveau Gallery, Pop Up Downtown, Slate Fine Art Gallery and Traditions Hand Craft Gallery.

We will be open from 1 pm to 4 pm so that you can take in the wonderful exhibition by Saskatoon artist Bonnie Conly.  Click here for more information on Bonnie’s exhibition at the Hague Gallery.

Pop Up Downtown will be hosting a guided walking tour of the Pop Up Downtown installations from 3 pm to 4:30 pm.  Starting location is the Salt Studio located at 2002 Victoria Avenue next to Atlantis Coffee Shop.  For more information about Pop Up Downtown, click here!

To find out more about all of the Art Walk Regina participating galleries and activities, check out the Facebook page here!

October 1 – Pop Up Drop In Writing Space!

  • Pop Up Drop In Writing Space (for spoken word, poetry or any other kind of writing!)
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2pm-4pm
    Second floor, all ages welcome, free to attend


Join us for a relaxing afternoon of self-guided writing. Choose a quiet corner, or come together in a circle and share work…the afternoon is ours to create! Our poet-in-residence, Cat Abenstein, will be here to provide writing prompts, or to answer questions, or to give you support and encouragement!

Things To Bring:
1. Work in Progress – poems, songs, stories or other pieces you would like to work on and/or receive feedback on.
2. Your favourite (non-alcoholic) beverage
3. Writing utensils or devices, paper, notebooks

If you have any questions please email Cat Abenstein at

This is part of our Culture Days celebration at the Creative City Centre, supported by SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Lotteries.