Take pleasure in some vacation music: 5 issues to do that weekend in Saskatoon

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This weekend, head online for Saskatoon Painters Club’s fundraising art auction or take in some of the festivities happening around town to celebrate the holiday season.

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1 — Laugh with the Soaps

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The Saskatoon Soaps Improv Comedy Troupe’s Office X-Mas Party is sure to leave an impression. The improvised office party, based on audience suggestions, is at Broadway Theatre Friday at 8 p.m. Proceeds will be donated to the Sanctum Care Group. Learn more at broadwaytheatre.ca.

2 — Listen to a choral Christmas concert

Women’s a cappella group Magic City Chorus presents With Joyful Hearts featuring guests Acoustic Theory, Saturday at St. Paul’s United Church at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Learn more at magiccitychorus.com. The Cecilian Singers present their winter concert, Sure on this Shining Night, Sunday at Grosvenor Park United Church at 3 p.m. Learn more at ceciliansingers.ca. Eclipse Chorus presents Together Again at Christmas, featuring unique carol arrangements, Sunday at Broadway Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Learn more at broadwaytheatre.ca.

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3 — Take in a holiday market

The Ukrainian Museum of Canada hosts Yarmarok/A Christmas Market Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with artisans, crafters, baking, live music, children’s activities and donations through their annual Yalynka Project. Learn more at umcnational.ca. St. Martin’s United Church hosts a Christmas Market Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with 25 local vendors, door prizes, a bake table and a café. Learn more on Facebook.

4 — Feel the holiday spirit through band music

The Saskatoon Concert Band Auxiliary presents their Christmas concert, Let It Snow! The concert is Sunday at Grace-Westminster United Church at 7:30 p.m. Learn more at saskatoonconcertband.ca.

5 — Enjoy a winter skate

The Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink is open for the season. Bundle up and take in the outdoor skating next to the Bessborough Hotel and along the riverbank, with twinkling lights and a fire pit available for warm-up needs. The rink is open Wednesday to Sunday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Nutrien Plaza. Skates and pre-registration are required. Each week’s schedule is posted Mondays at noon. Learn more at meewasin.com.

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