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Discover local productions: Five things to do in Saskatoon April 19-21

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Enjoy improvisational comedy, arts talks and shows, locally produced theater, and live instrumental or choral music.

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This week's unseasonable snowfall isn't slowing down the art; It also shouldn't interfere with the fun of the city's events. Get out and check out various comedy shows, art exhibitions and theaters this weekend.

1 – Laugh with the soaps

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Saskatoon Soaps Improv Comedy presents We Love the 90s. Return to the 1990s improv style, complete with flannel, grunge and gangsta rap jokes that come faster than the old dial-up internet connection. The troupe performs live comedy based on audience suggestions. So be prepared with your classic references and ideas. The all-ages show takes place at the Broadway Theater on Friday at 8 p.m. For more information, visit broadwaytheater.ca.

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2 – Chat with a local artist and visit an exhibition

The Ukrainian Museum of Canada presents an artist talk by its second resident artist, Amalie Atkins. The Saskatoon-based artist talks about her residency and how her creative expression resonates with the story of Ukrainian heritage. The free event will take place at the museum on Saturday at 3 p.m. Atkins' exhibition will be on view until May 18. For more information, visit umcnational.ca.

GlassArt features glass work by members of the Saskatoon Glassworkers Guild. The annual exhibition features unique works created through a variety of processes and techniques. Artists will be present and there will be some performances. The exhibition runs from Friday to Sunday in the Galleria at Innovation Place. Learn more at saskatoonglassworkersguild.org.

3 – Experience local theater live

Live Five Independent Theater presents Bat Brains (or let's explore mental illness with vampires), a new comedy from Sam Kruger and SE Grummett. Inspired by a months-long nervous breakdown, the dark comedy follows the vampire Scud, who hasn't left his house in 53 years. The arrival of an unexpected visitor takes Scud on a journey through his home, his mind and beyond. The show begins Friday and runs through April 28 at The Refinery. Learn more at ontheboards.ca.

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4 – Sing with a local choir

The Saskatoon Men's Chorus presents the spring concert Meetin' Here Tonight. Enjoy gospel and classical favorites with special guests: bassist Bruce Wilkinson, baritone Adam Brookman and the Outlook Men's Chorus. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit saskatoonmenschorus.ca.

Cecilian Singers present their spring concert Come Sing with Me. The singers are joined by three guests: soprano Kelsey Ronn, violinist Wagner Barbosa and drummer Darrell Bueckert. The concert will take place at Grosvenor Park United Church on Sunday at 3pm. For more information, visit ceciliansingers.ca.

5 — Listen to historical instruments

The University of Saskatchewan presents Rawlins Piano Trio, the final concert of the season in the Discovering the Amatis series. Violinist Ioana Galu and cellist Sonja Kraus from the piano trio take part in the chamber music performance. They are joined by flautist Joey Zhuang and violinist Véronique Mathieu. The concert, featuring the historic Amati string instruments, will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. in the U of S. Convocation Hall. For more information, visit leadership.usask.ca.

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