: 5 issues to do that weekend in Saskatoon

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Take in an art reception, a dinner-theatre comedy play, a carnival, a birdhouse workshop or a chamber music concert.

Mikala Henderson as Dahlia and Gareth Nicol as Preston in Mini Fridge Theatre's production of Hate Mail by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky. Mikala Henderson as Dahlia and Gareth Nicol as Preston in Mini Fridge Theatre’s production of Hate Mail by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky. Photo by Collin Semenoff /Supplied photo

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This weekend, get out in that fresh spring air as you head off to enjoy in-person events and support local artists and organizations.

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1 — Take in a dinner-theatre play

Mini Fridge Theatre presents Hate Mail by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky. In this comedy directed by Elizabeth Reynolds, after Preston writes a furious letter to a store that gets assistant manager Dahlia fired, he finds a vengeful letter-writing match.

The dinner theatre performances are held at St. John’s Anglican Church Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m., and April 14 and 21-23. Learn more at minifridgetheatre.com.

2 — Attend a U of S art reception

Gordon Snelgrove Gallery hosts a joint closing reception for two U of S BFA exhibitions Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eva Francis-Work’s exhibition, some days you’re the clown, uses circus art to work through ideas of opposition, femininity, self-expression and identity. Leanne Read’s Viral Strain is inspired by the consequential circumstances of the pandemic, and the effects on mental health brought on by restrictions and isolation. Learn more at artsandscience.usask.ca/galleries.

3 — Have fun at a carnival fundraiser

Kids of Note, an all-abilities choir for children and youth who love to sing, hosts a family carnival this weekend. The event includes a choir performance, a magic show, balloon creations, juggling, face painting, games and snacks. The carnival runs Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Matthew School. Proceeds support programming costs. Learn more at kidsofnote.com.

4 — Celebrate National Wildlife Week

Hosted by the Saskatoon Nature Society, the Young Naturalists have a birdhouse workshop program for National Wildlife Week. The program is open to all ages, and activities are geared toward five- to 11-year-olds. Make your own birdhouse as we prepare for the seasonal return of bluebirds and tree swallows. Saturday at 1 p.m. Advance registration and parental supervision are required. Learn more at saskatoonnature.org.

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5 — See a chamber music performance

Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble presents and all the days were purple, a performance with Saskatoon soprano Jardena Gertler-Jaffe. The performance merges classical music with Yiddish and English poems and meditation. Sunday at the Jewish Community Centre at 2 p.m. It will also be available on live stream. Learn more at saskatoonsymphony.org.

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