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!

Jan 13/17 – HUGE opening exhibit


HUGE opening exhibit
Friday, Jan 13, 2017
All ages/+19 Cash Bar

Our first Hague Gallery exhibit of 2017 is of none other than the Hague Gallery. Visual Artist, Benjamin L. Bates takes a (literal) closer look at the gallery with a photographic exploration of one Regina’s downtown hidden gems.

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March 14/17 – Quick & Dirty Artist Talks #7: MFA Showdown the Second

Quick and Dirty 2017

Quick and Dirty Artist TalksĀ #7: MFA Showdown the Second
Doors 6:3opm/Talks 7:00pm
All ages/+19 Cash Bar

Quick & Dirty is a series of short and sweet talks by artists in the community. They are completely unboring! [Read more…]

March 14/17 – Quinton Blair & Belle Plaine

Belle and Quinton (1)Tuesday, March 14
Doors 8/Show 8:30pm
$20 + gst at the door
All ages/+19 cash bar

Returning to the Hague Gallery is Belle Plaine, and for the first time, Quinton Blair. Together, they’ll bring an unforgettable night of rugged and soulful sounds and prairie splendor. Secure your tickets soon! [Read more…]

March 18/17 – Album Release: Brent Nielsen with Rugged Little Thing

Brent and Rugged (1)Album Release: Brent Nielsen with Rugged Little Thing
Saturday, March 18/17
Doors 7:30pm
All ages/+19 Cash Bar

March is music month at the Creative City Centre with a star studded line up and an incredible chance to let go and go in. Celebrate Brent Nielsen’s solo album release with a rich evening of foot tapping and hip swaying songs that will make you believe in love, and maybe even yourself, a little bit more. [Read more…]

March 25/17 – Soap Box Duo Tour

March 25/17
Doors 8/Show 8:30pm
$10 advance/$12 + gst at the door
All ages/+19 Cash Bar

To finish March like we started, we bring more music to the Hague Gallery! Catchy and endearing, The Soap Box Duo will dazzle us with dollops of darling and bring joy to downtown Regina! Rounding out this evening’s lineup is re-settled Saskatchewanian, Jennifer Jade Kerr!


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