Check out March’s highlight events

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Which way will weather blow? Lee Lim

Talk about a diverse month for arts and culture in Regina!

March is one of the busiest times of year for students, and sometimes all you want to do is anything except your homework. If that is you, you’re in the right place. I have compiled a list of some of the best events and things to do in the month of March for your viewing pleasure and entertainment. 

Art exhibition: the excess is ritual 

I love art. I especially love queer art. If you’re like me, check out the excess is ritual. It is an art exhibition curated by Noor Bhangu and is available to view at the Dunlop Art Gallery. It first came to the city in January and it will be here until April 4, so you’ve got some time to see it, but you won’t want to miss it. The goal of the exhibition is to create new relations inside queer art. The silenced voices of marginalized communities can see their thoughts and rituals brought to life with Bhangu’s curation. It is described as “Under the curatorial umbrella of queer and relational, works will comment on the afterlife of racism in diaspora, the imagined intimacies of ancestors, and the survivance of non-binary identities through the histories of settler colonialism.” If this sounds interesting to you, head over to the Dunlop and check it out! 

Visiting exhibit: Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think  

If you’ve read some of my articles in the past, you know that I love the Science Centre and that I was disappointed by some of their previous exhibits. But, I am excited about the one currently at the Science Centre, and I’m hoping you are too. Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think talks about how our minds can get to places like racism and the different ways of thinking that can cause biases. It asks viewers to question the way they think and how their thoughts are toward racism and biases. It’s an incredibly important topic, and I think as many people as possible should see it at the Science Centre. Don’t wait too long, as it will be gone by April 2. 

Something Rotten! 

One of my favourite musicals is a little show called Something Rotten. If you know me, you know I love Shakespeare, so it’s no surprise to find out this musical is about Shakespeare. It takes the bard and moves it to something digestible and entertaining. The whole show spends so much time making fun of Shakespeare, while the main characters, brothers Nick and Nigel, are fun and charismatic. You really care about these brothers, and you want to see them be better than Shakespeare through discovering the world of musicals. It’s at the Conexus Arts Centre from March 7 to March 9. You won’t want to miss this. 

Tesla Quartet with David Kaplan 

Do you like string music? Well, I certainly hope you do, because I have a show for you (it’s not Veggie Tales, sorry). On March 12 at 3 p.m., at Darke Hall, the Tesla Quartet with David Kaplan will be visiting. These are Juilliard School alumni, so you know it’s going to be good. The show is called The Kreutzer Affair and it focuses on how music is translated into feelings and words, and then back to music. 

BOOM 

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘boom’? If you said baby boomers, you guessed correctly! BOOM is a one-man show about the Baby Boom from 1945 to 1969. It focuses on politics, music, activism, and more. Not only that, it is a multimedia performance. The songs are said to be incredible, and the story is supposed to be great. If you’re looking for a fun historical show, head down to Darke Hall from March 23 to March 26 to watch BOOM

The Irish Rovers 

Do you remember when the song “The Wellerman” was everywhere online? If you love that song, you’re going to love this concert. On March 27, The Irish Rovers will be at Casino Regina. The Irish Rovers are an Irish music band from – you guessed it – Ireland. It’s going to be a super fun show with lots of shanties and folk music, so don’t miss this! 

Trio SR9 with Kyrie Kristmanson 

Do you ever think about that one scene from Pitch Perfect where they talk about how the Barden Bellas only sing songs made famous by women? This band does that, but with instruments. Trio SR9 with Kyrie Kristmanson will be performing at Westminster United Church on March 26 at 3 p.m. Their music style includes baroque, classical, and romantic songs. You’ll hear instruments like the marimba, vibraphone, and piano. It’s a three-part show with Kyrie Kristmanson’s voice tying it all together. 

Elle & Jules EP Release Show at Lancaster Downtown 

Do you want to brag to your friends that you’ve been listening to a band since before they got big? Here’s your opportunity. On March 18 at Lancaster Taphouse, musical duo Elle & Jules are having a release party for their EP, Try Hard. The duo has been friends for over 20 years and their music covers personal topics throughout their life, such as depression, loss, and heartbreak. Take the night off on Saturday and head down to Lancaster to listen to two queer best friends celebrate their EP release. 

Live at The Mercury: Ella Forrest and the Great Pines, The Wonts, and Blu Beach Band 

When we say support local businesses, we also mean support local artists. One way you can do this is to see Ella Forrest and the Great Pines, the Wonts, and Blue Beach Band on March 11 at the Mercury Cafe & Grill. It’s the debut performance of Ella Forrest and the Great Pines, and you won’t want to miss the funk style of music they’re going to bring. It’ll be a great time to celebrate indie bands from Regina, so make sure you check this one out. 

All Ages Drag Show 

Drag shows are always a fun time and I always recommend them to people when they’re happening. Unfortunately, sometimes people are too young to go to a club for a drag show. Not on March 11 at 8 p.m. at Q! March 11 is their all-ages, family-friendly drag show. Bring some cash and support your local drag performers, no matter how old you are. 

This is not a comprehensive list, so if there’s nothing you’re interested in here, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing for you to do in Regina. If there is something here you want to check out, that’s great! I wish you the best of luck and the most fun of times with these events. 

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