February 27 – Behind the Songs: Megan Nash, Grey Gritt and the Stillhouse Poets

BTS Feb 27 Website PhotoDoors at 7:30pm. Starts at 8:00pm.
$15 + GST in Advance ; $20 + GST at the Door.
Sign up for the open mic and pay only $10 + GST!
All Ages. / Cash bar (19+ with valid ID). / Rush seating.

On February 27, hear the stories and the songs of Megan Nash, Grey Gritt and The Stillhouse Poets, and share your own at the Open Mic! This month’s feature performance will have a special emphasis on co-writing as we get behind the songs of local duo “The Stillhouse Poets”.

Advance tickets are highly recommended to guarantee your spot in our intimate Hague Gallery. Buy advance tickets by clicking here!  Register for the open mic and buy your discounted ticket by clicking here!
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Jan 15 – Regina Word Up Poetry Slam ft Cassidy McFadzean

Admission $10 + GST
Doors 7:30 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
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. This month, Regina Word Up and the UofR’s English Student’s Association are coming together to bring you an action packed poetry slam as their fundraiser for Trash Talkin’!
Trash Talkin’ is the University of Regina’s annual pop culture literary conference that focuses on topics that don’t always get brought up in typical academic situtations. Trash Talkin’ accepts both academic papers and creative writing, and focuses on developing the potential of students as writers and scholars.

November Events 2015

November at glance:

November 26 –  Closing Reception for Romie Froese exhibition, 5 pm to 7 pm; Open Session Life Drawing 7 pm to 10 pm
November 27Word Up! Youth Slam ft InfoRed
November 28 Embers of November
November 29Nightwing: Regina

December Events 2015

December at a glance:

November 26: Closing Reception for Vital/Vitality, an exhibition of works by Romie Froese

Kayla, by Romie Froese.  Oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″

Vital/Vitality by Romie Froese

Closing reception!  Thursday, November 26 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

November 2-27.  Gallery open to the public. Noon to 6 pm Monday to Friday, later on the nights when we have music concerts, poetry slams or other events.  Come see the artwork and catch a show!

The latest exhibit in the Hague Gallery features a series of stunning portraits of athletes in motion, or preparing to move, lacing up runners, catching their breath.  These works are on display in the Hague Gallery from November 1 to November 27th.

Romie Froese is a Saskatoon based artist.   After finishing high school in Saskatoon she moved across the country to study Fine Art and Art History at NSCAD University in Halifax, NS.  Since graduating in 2013 she has learned this: the most important aspect of her studio practice is balance: patterns and portraits; tight and loose; planned and accidental; artist and athlete; learning and teaching; feminine and masculine; manic and depressive. The most interesting art is made by managing all these dichotomies. Through all life’s turmoil a love of paint has remained constant; she is a painter to the core. [Read more…]

December 10 – Life Drawing Sessions

life drawing poster croppedThursdays from 7-10 pm.
November 5 to December 10, 2015
$12 drop-in per session (plus GST)
$55 + GST for six weeks ($57.75)

Save $17.85 by registering for all six weeks!  Register by clicking here!

There will be no formal instruction and all skill levels are encouraged.  The model will be nude with the exception of a few special costumed sessions. Please bring your own drawing materials.

This series runs from November 5 to December 10, 2015 and is our last six week block before we take a break for Christmas.  Life drawing sessions will return in January!

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Nov 27 – Regina Word Up Youth Stage ft InfoRed

InfoRedAdmission 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.

Nov 28 – Embers of November: an Adopt-a-Family holiday fundraiser

Welcome to the Fourth Annual Adopt a Family Fundraiser!
Door $12 plust gst
Doors: 8:00 pm
All Ages/+19 Cash Bar
Suggested: Semi Formal Attire
Join us for a night of visual and kinetic art, heart hammering and soul soothing music, time stopping performance poetry and more!

Every year this event is held to bring community together to work collaboratively with one unifying goal in mind: to give back to a community that so desperately needs it, and in some instances, repaying the kindness that was shown to their families when they were young.

Every year we raise more money and are able to help local families by working together, giving the average person who can’t afford to adopt an entire family on their own the opportunity to still make a difference to this cause.

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November 29 – Nightwing: Regina


Sunday, November 29, doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm, $5 at the door!

Combining elements of film and theatre, Nightwing is a multidisciplinary project taking place across Canada. On Sunday, November 29th, Nightwing will be in Regina! An ensemble of local improvisers will make theatre magic inspired by filmed monologues by improvisers from coast-to-coast across Canada. Brought to you by the funny folks who make up HitchHikers’ Improv!

IMPORTANT: Regina’s performance of Nightwing will be lit entirely by alternative light sources. Bring all of your flashlights, light sabers, anything that can emit any amount of light and you might see it in the show! [Read more…]

Call for submissions! Be a part of Season Two of the Empty Room series!

If you are a member of SaskMusic, and have an interest in becoming part of our Empty Room video series, we are now accepting applications for Season Two of this exciting initiative!  These videos are shot in our Hague Gallery by Brent Nielsen, who not only records the audio and shoots the video, but also mixes, edits and prepares the final product for audio airplay on CBC radio, and for video distribution through our YouTube channel.  Brent is an amazing fellow.  As you can see by the videos from Season One that are all posted below, as well as on our YouTube channel, these are primarily acoustic performances.  If you’re part of a full band, give some thought to how you would strip down your songs to more acoustic renditions before you apply for this opportunity.  We will record two songs by each artist, and only twelve (12) artists will be chosen!

The purpose of the Empty Room video series is primarily to give Saskatchewan recording artists a new marketing tool.  Use these videos to help you get other gigs, or as supporting material in grant applications, or to promote a new single or upcoming tour.  We will be accepting applications until January 29, 2016 at midnight.  We will notify successful applicants by February 19th, and will begin filming our new season in March, depending on the schedules of all involved.  The CBC has come back on board, so starting in April 2016, every Monday morning at 8:15 they will be airing one track from the Empty Room series for 24 weeks….that’s six months!

The online application form is HERE, and is fairly simple to complete.  Upload two songs for the jury to hear…fill in all the blanks, and hit the submit button!  Apply now to be a part of the Empty Room series, sponsored in part by SaskMusic and CBC Radio in Saskatchewan.