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Five things to do in Regina this weekend (April 19-21).

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From live music and performances to special events and fundraisers, there is something to suit almost every taste.

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If variety is indeed the spice of life, versatile Regina theater artist Kris Alvarez's latest presentation is a fitting starting point as we look at this week's selection of local festivities.

1. Fun for the whole family

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Alvarez is hosting a new-look variety show called Burnt Sienna Blvd on Sunday at The Artesian.

Described as “an afternoon of family fun for the young and young at heart,” it will include live music, art, dancing, comedy, special guests and more. In addition to stage performances at 2 p.m., there is also street art (1 p.m.) and a street party after the show (3 p.m.).

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Funds from this pay-what-you-can event will go toward supporting local theater group Curtain Razors.

For more information, visit artesianon13th.ca.

2. Taste of spring

An annual spring favorite, this feast of the senses offers guests the opportunity to “sip, savor and sample” beverages from around the world on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Conexus Arts Center.

Taste of Spring features 50 booths and over 150 products under one roof, as well as food samples from a culinary group that includes some of Regina's best restaurants.

“Sample a tempting selection of wines, spirits and the latest 2024 releases while engaging with other enthusiasts and industry experts,” says the CAC website. “From elegant wines perfect for sipping on a sunny afternoon to bold spirits that pack a punch, there’s something to suit every palate and preference.”

Learn more at conexusartscentre.ca.

3. Country Mixtape Tour

Three rising stars of Canadian country music – Tyler Joe Miller, Shawn Austin and Andrew Hyatt – are coming to the Casino Regina Show Lounge on Friday night.

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The long-time friends have teamed up for a trip across Canada, performing their own hits as well as some of the trio's most popular cover songs.

Meanwhile, Show Lounge is turning heads on Saturday night with Destroyer: A Tribute to Kiss.

For more information, visit casinoregina.com.

4. Spring powwow

The First Nations University of Canada is hosting the 45th annual Spring Celebration Powwow, taking place throughout the afternoon and evening on Saturday and Sunday at the Brandt Centre.

The traditional, family-friendly ceremonies offer a taste of First Nations culture and include colorful performances by over 800 dancers and more than 20 drum groups from across North America.

Elsewhere in the REAL District, the Regina Rock N' Gem Show takes place Friday through Saturday (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) at the International Trade Center.

The SEVA Car Show will also take place on Saturday (10am-5pm) at the ITC and will feature electric test drives and presentations from industry experts. Admission is free.

For more information, visit realdistrict.ca.

5. Trade fairs and special sales

The Regina Coin Club is hosting its spring show and sale this weekend at the Italian Club.

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The event features coin and stamp dealers from across Canada. The Bank of Canada's first banknotes will also be issued in denominations of $1 to $1,000, including the rare $500 note.

The show runs Saturday (10am-5pm) and Sunday (10am-3pm).

For more information, visit reginacoinclub.ca.

Meanwhile, the Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers (RWWC) is teaming up with the South Saskatchewan Woodturners Guild (SSWG) for the Artistry in Wood show and sale on Friday (noon – 7 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at the Callie Curling- Club. The free event also includes wood carving and wood turning demonstrations.

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