December 5 – Sarah Farthing with Kara Golemba

Sarah Farthing

Sarah Farthing

Doors at 7:30pm; Show at 8:00pm
$10 + GST in advance; $12 + GST at the door
All ages
Cash bar (19+ with valid ID)

With a voice like burnt brown sugar and lyrics as raw as her sound, Sarah Farthing’s roots-tinged folk feels just as deeply as you do. From the ambivalent catharsis of “Aw Hell” to the slightly unhinged “Ghost” to the patient disquiet of “How Will I Know,” Farthing’s music skims the darker edges of human emotion. Her sound nestles into the junction between roots and folk, with a healthy dose of blues to match her heavier thoughts.

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Dec 11 – Regina Word Up Poetry Slam ft Cathy Petch

Admission is $10 + GST or PWYC

Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages
+19 Cash Bar with Valid ID
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.
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.

December 16 – Brian Warren Trio: An Intimate Revue of Songs for Winter

Brian Warren poster


Wednesday, December 16, doors open at 7:30, music starts at 8 pm

Tickets are $10 at the door!

Brian Warren is an independent Canadian singer/songwriter with a sound rooted in smooth vocals, luscious surf guitars, and gritty Latin rhythms. His songs are a characteristic fusion of folk rock, surf music, pop jazz, and heartfelt songwriting that is as honest as it is infectious. For this special trio performance, he is joined by Cuban-trained percussionist Ramiro Sepúlveda and Steve McCallister on saxophone. Down Home Duo will kick things off at 8pm with their toe-stomping combination of bluegrass, skiffle, and soulful rock and roll.

Check out Brian’s Facebook page for more information!

December 17 – Ice Queen City (featuring Shayna Stock and more!)

  • Thursday, December 17, doors open at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8 pm.
  • Tickets are $10 plus GST in advance, or $12 plus GST at the door. You can purchase advance tickets here!
Shayna Stock Photo by Leo Kaiser

Shayna Stock (Photo by Leo Kaiser)

Regina is an ice queen – all glittery woo and charm one moment, frozen-hearted and hostile the next. In winter, downtown Regina lures you in with the promise of peppermint lattes and central heat, but spits you out like expired eggnog if you’re not the right kind of merry. Heated bus shelters are hardly enough to stave off this several-month cold shoulder. And yet, we stay. Because, in some way, somehow, this is some kind of home.

Ice Queen City is a story told in 6 site-specific poems exploring the nuances of home and relationship to place. The poems are gathered from 6 everyday locations in downtown Regina – a bus shelter, an intersection, a construction site. They are performed live, through voice and movement, in front of a backdrop of film footage from each location.  Six unique prints by Karli Jessup of Articulate Ink will also help set the stage for this work. [Read more…]

Dec 18 – Regina Word Up! Youth Poetry Stage ft. Jacq Brass

photo credit: NWT arts

Photo credit: NWT arts

Doors at 7:30pm
Show starts around 8:00
Admission: $5 + GST or PWYC
Cash bar – must be 19 with valid ID
All ages

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.

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Nov 6 – Regina Word Up Community Stage ft: Shayna Stock

Shayna canva cover

Photo by Val Zink

Admission is $10 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)

Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar
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.

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November 13 – Empty Room Showcase & Launch of Season Two!

Empty Room Showcase Promo PhotoFriday, November 13, 2015

Doors open at 7:30 pm, music starts at 8 pm sharp!

We are sold out – thank you Regina!

The Creative City Centre is very excited to present the Empty Room Showcase as the official launch of our second season of An Empty Room, a video series of recordings produced in our empty Hague Gallery in partnership with SaskMusic and CBC Radio One Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan singer-songwriters Megan Nash, Danny Olliver, Kirby Criddle, Keiffer McLean and Colter Wall will perform on Friday November 13 in the Hague Gallery at the Creative City Centre. Doors open at 7:30 pm, music starts at 8:00 pm.

The Empty Room video series saw 12 Saskatchewan artists record two audio and video tracks in our Hague Gallery, which were then broadcast on CBC Radio One as part of their Monday Morning Edition program. Each week, for 24 weeks, CBC would feature one of those songs every Monday morning. The videos are posted on YouTube, and provide Saskatchewan artists with a high quality video for use in promoting their own careers. While this program initially started as a Creative City Centre project under the direction of volunteer sound engineer and awesome human Brent Nielsen, we are delighted to welcome SaskMusic and CBC as supporting partners on this initiative. [Read more…]

October 29 – Halloween Life Drawing Session

Halloween Life Drawing Photo Oct 29 20157-10pm.  $12 drop-in (plus GST)

Special Halloween themed life drawing session featuring make-up effects by Emersen Ziffle. Be sure to show up early (we start drawing at 7pm sharp) to reserve a spot – space is limited and it may fill up quickly.

There will be no formal instruction and all skill levels are encouraged. The model will be something from the crypt, or one of the un-dead.  We are not sure what Emerson is planning to do, but it will be fun to draw, whatever it is! Please bring your own drawing materials.

Life Drawing sessions are held in the Hague Gallery at the Creative City Centre. The Hague Gallery is on the 3rd floor, no elevator, no wheelchair accessibility.

How To Run A Non Profit Organization Fall/Winter 2016

  • Wednesdays, starting October 14 for 10 weeks, 7 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Registration fees:  $400.00 plus $20 GST plus $3 service fees, total $423.00
  • Facilitated by Marian Donnelly, MBA
  • To register, click here!

Back by popular demand, we are running an evening version of this program, to be held on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.  Tnonprofithis ten-week course (beginning October 14 at 7 pm) will introduce participants to general concepts in non-profit organization administration, including the process of managing and marketing non-profit organizations, examining models for financing organizations, and board governance. While the primary focus of this program is on arts and creative industry organizations, the concepts align across all types of non-profit organizational management. [Read more…]

November 17 – Quick & Dirty #2: We Know What You Did Last Summer….

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Tuesday, November 17, 7 pm doors, talks start at 8 pm, no charge!

Presented by Dunlop Art Gallery in partnership with University of Regina, Faculty of Fine Arts and Creative City Centre.

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