We are truly lucky to have the beautiful Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, Home of the Mae Wilson Theatre. This week alone they have 3 very different events. Last night I had the opportunity to take in Sarah MacDougall on her “All the Hours I Have Left to Tell You Anything, West Coast Tour”. Coming up Friday is a screening of the movie Supergrid by the Director and Producer of the popular Wolf Cop. Finishing the week out is Brenda Lee Cottrell and The Legends playing memorable music of the ladies of the 60’s, with favourites like Patsy Cline and Etta James.
If you keep an eye on the Cultural Centre’s website, www.moosejawculture.ca, you will find all sorts of great shows happening. In the coming months they have the Snowed In Comedy Tour, PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd, The Stampeders and the iconic Sharon and Bram with their Farewell Tour.
The setting is gorgeous and intimate and has come a long ways since my childhood days of the Capital Theatre! I still remember waiting in line for popcorn and tickets. One thing that has remained from the original theatre to now is the beautiful plaster works that stretch the walls. These were still visible when it was a movie theatre. Having been renovated in 2004, it has been transformed into a space we might have walked into in 1912 when it was originally built and named the Allen Theatre. You can also enjoy your favourite licensed beverage now!
The Moose Jaw Cultural Centre is home to more than the Mae Wilson Theatre. You will find the Mosaic Gallery at the Conexus Visual Arts Centre and the Saskatchewan Festival of Words office as well. It truly embodies art and culture.
The Moose Jaw Cultural Centre is located in the heart of downtown Moose Jaw at 217 Main St. North. To make an easy date night or a fun night out with friends, grab some tickets to a show and enjoy some of the local restaurants within walking distance of the theatre like Nit’s Cafe, Veroba’s Family Restaurant or Chrysalis Coffee Roasters.
The past 3 months of writing this blog has been so much fun. I’ve had some great food, been to shops around town I may have missed out on and more recently, took in a show at the Mae Wilson that I might not have attended otherwise. With that being said, I will be checking more events out at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre. I invite you all to do the same, even if you don’t know the performer, take a chance and just enjoy the surroundings of the Cultural Centre.
A huge thank you to Derik Cronan, GM of the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre for the tickets to Sarah MacDougall. It was a wonderful evening and the perfect date night mid-week!
See you around,