Feb. 1: Wednesday Night Folk. A Storry with Hughes. Veteran guitar duo resurrected from the ashes of Billy & the Bad Boys. 8:00 PM.
Feb. 1: Monthly Ales Meeting. New members are always welcome to sit in on a meeting with some of the Regina’s most enthusiastic homebrewers. This month’s topics of discussion include: Barleywines, Brewing Ice Beer (High ABV Beer), Cleaning and Sanitation and Off-Flavours. Meetings are held in the Bushwakker basement clubroom on the first Wednesday of the month at 8:00 PM.
Feb. 3: First Firkin Friday. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of this longstanding Bushwakker monthly tradition where a piper from the Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums leads a small keg of special beer in aprocession throughout the pub. Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz has been “pushing the firkin envelope” and will create a cold-pressed coffee and hazelnut Arctic Dark Munich Dunkel. Enjoy the suds soaking spectacle tapping at 5:30 PM.
Feb. 6: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The U of R Jazz Band. Come witness Regina’s up-and-coming jazz stars. This is one big band! 8:00 PM.
Feb. 8: Archives Week ‘Perspectives on the Northwest Resistance.’ Presented by the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan as part of Archives Week. This two hour will feature readings from never before seen 1885 dispatches to and from the war front, and excerpts from Louis Riel’s diary. Speakers include Prof. James Daschuk and Prof. Sylvain Rehault from the University of Regina, Darren Prefontaine from the Gabriel Dumont Institute, and master of ceremonies Frank Korvemaker, and characters from the ‘Trial of Louis Riel’ play. Archives Week showcases the role archives and archivists play in preserving and making available Saskatchewan's documentary heritage. Activities in communities across the province include celebrity reading events, film nights, open houses, exhibits and more. 7:00 PM.
Feb. 8: Wednesday Night Folk. The Empire Associates. A return engagement from this powerful husband and wife folk duo. 9:00 PM. Note later start time due to Sask. Archives event.
Feb. 13: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. ‘Round Midnight. Veteran Regina act plays popular jazz. 8:00 PM.
Feb. 14: Valentine Mead Tasting Event. Treat yourself or bring your honey to this Honey Wine event! Sample five mead offerings from Prairie Bee Meadery - Saskatchewan’s only full-time meadery. Their products incorporate locally produced honey and fruit, much of which is grown on their own land. Meadery founder, Vickie Dirksen will share her story and lead you through the mead making process. Tickets only $20 each and are on sale now! Only 50 tickets available. 7:30 PM. An optional special Valentine’s Mead Tasting Dinner featuring Veal Osso Buco with Pancetta Milanese as well as Italian Layered Torte with Pistachio Cappuccino Ice Cream will also be available prior to the mead tasting.
Feb. 15: Wednesday Folk Night. Bradford. Talented veteran acoustic guitar/vocal duo. Special opening set from Holly Noir. 8:00 PM.
Feb. 16: Health Science Pub. Our wildly popular Science Pub Series has returned for a fifth incredible season and has grown in scope and periodically includes presentations from the various health research groups at the University of Regina! Enjoy lectures on scientific topics of general interest in our Arizona Room (main floor banquet room) over beer and snacks. The room opens at 5:00 PM and quite often is full by 6:00 PM. Avoid disappointment and come down early for dinner and a pint before the presentation which begins at 7:00 PM. This month's lecture will be presented by Jann Ticknor from the All Nations Hope Network will speak on HIV/AIDs from the social and indigenous perspective. 7:00 PM.
Feb. 18 - 19: Regina Art Collective - Second Annual "PAINTING, POTTERY & A PINT" ART SHOW and SALE in support of the Regina Humane Society. The Regina Art Collective is a group of nine dedicated and talented artists who feel that as a group, they can better benefit the art community. They will be having their second annual art show and sale in the Bushwakker Arizona Room. It will include a variety of original paintings, photography, polymer clay, sculptural pieces, ceramics, pottery and mixed media. Opening night is Saturday, February 18 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The show continues on Sunday, February 19 from noon to 6:00 PM.
Feb. 20: Closed for the Family Day holiday.
Feb. 22: Wednesday Night Folk. Mabaleka. Modern Country-Folk duo from Saskatoon returns for an encore performance. 8:00 PM.
Feb. 27: Monday Night Jazz & Blues MID-WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL EDITION. Christie-Anne Blondeau. This powerful vocalist kicks off the 2017 festival in fine form. 8:00 PM.
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