Celebrate local artists: Five things to do in Saskatoon, Aug. 11 to 13

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With lots to see in music, writing, history and art this weekend, get out there and support local creators, while learning a little bit about the city, too. The Saskatoon Fringe Festival also runs through Saturday and the Saskatoon Ex through Sunday.

1 — Enjoy an album release show

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Canadian singer-songwriter Bella White is touring with her second album, Among Other Things, which presents a blend of bluegrass and contemporary styles with storytelling. White performs with special guest Gunner + Smith at Amigos Cantina on Friday at 10 p.m. This is a 19+ event. Learn more at

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2 — Support Prairie brass and percussion musicians

Saskatoon Brass Bands Inc. hosts the 10th annual Prairie Music Residency, a five-day course for brass and percussion musicians. The course includes rehearsals, clinics and master classes and culminates in a weekend of concerts featuring guest soloists and conductors. Concerts include a faculty recital Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Quance Theatre in the U of S Education Building, a showcase concert Saturday at River Landing at 5:30 p.m. and a gala final concert Sunday in Quance Theatre at 1 p.m. Learn more at

3 — Celebrate a book launch

Deana J. Driver’s Crash Harrison: Tales of a Bomber Pilot Who Defied Death Photo by Owner /Supplied photo

In her latest book, Crash Harrison: Tales of a Bomber Pilot Who Defied Death, Deana J. Driver shares the life story of 101-year-old Reginald “Crash” Harrison, who grew up on a farm near Lorie, Sask. and became a fighter pilot in the Second World War. The book launch, with a barbecue, is Saturday at the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn more on Facebook.

4 — Learn about the city’s first railway bridge

The Marr Residence hosts Connecting Saskatoon: The 75-year Saga of Saskatoon’s First Railway Bridge. A presentation by Alan L. Morton follows the history of the city’s original bridge link, from its 1890 inception to its 1965 end. The event is Sunday at the Marr Residence at 2 p.m. The house is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more on Facebook.

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Written by: Soft FM Radio Staff

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