Although he’s Canadian, Dez Reed’s talent has international appeal. The busy comic has toured 17 countries on four continents and even appeared with an American president—he opened for George W. Bush on his book tour.
Via Dez Reed Comedy Club, Dez brings his cosmopolitan jokes to Saskatoon audiences twice a week, with shows that pair his performances with guest stars from Edmonton, Seattle, and other nearby locales. Patrons can nosh on pub grub such as Reuben sandwiches and bacon-cheddar burgers, as well as beers poured onsite during shows, which are held on the second floor of Maguires Irish Pub and Brewery. The charmingly simple stage contains only a microphone, unlike the heaps of discarded banana peels found at most comedy clubs.
Beneath a rotating disco ball, marksmen snake through a maze of glowing graphics, blasting opponents with infrared laser beams. After finishing up their five-minute games inside the 1,200-square-foot laser tag arena, sock-clad youngsters between the ages of 3 and 10 can dive into the ball pits, crawl through the tunnels, and glide down the slides of the two-storey play unit. Meanwhile, a separate toddler area accommodates tots with age appropriate ball pits, slides, and picture book adaptations of Sartre’s Being and Nothingness. Elsewhere, visitors can compete in rounds of air hockey and tic-tac-toe in the arcade or reenergize with whole-wheat sandwiches and house-made soups from the snack bar.
Since 1950, Fairhaven Bowl and Eastview Bowl—the two alleys that comprise Hunter’s Bowling Centres—have entertained bowlers with classic five-pin and ten-pin games while keeping up to date with modernized amenities including high-definition television screens and colourful glow lights. At both facilities, players can enjoy open hours and league play before refuelling in the on-site restaurant and lounge areas. The kitchen staff fires a full menu of classic pub fare including burgers, wraps, and pizza to complement their drink menus and keep players from licking the peppermint stripes off of bowling pins.
Originally built in 1946, Broadway Theatre enjoyed an almost 50-year tenure of showing the popular films of the time and hosting live productions before it was sadly forced to close its doors in 1993. Dismayed by the loss of their theatre, members of the community came together, purchased the venue, and reopened it, and Broadway Theatre has remained under their watchful protection ever since. Now, the movie house screens independent films gathered from around the world and plays host to improv-comedy shows, concerts, and professional fire drills.
Karttrack invites racers of all ages to compete in high-velocity go-karting competition. Helmets in place, guests climb behind the wheels of one- or two-person karts for up to 15 minutes of racing around a course whose twists and turns are outlined by old tires. Karttrack also carries kiddie-sized karts, and offers an outdoor patio with picnic tables where friends and family can gather to cheer on your high-speed antics or boo the pirouettes in your victory dance.