It’s the one day a year that eating stomach seems appetizing and scotch is heavily drunk while reciting poetry. It’s Robbie Burns Day.
Scottish poet Robert Burns is famously celebrated every year on Jan. 25, his birthday, with the traditional Scottish meal haggis and hopefully some bagpipes.
In Regina, there are two major options for you to break out in your kilt:
The Artful Dodger. Serving up a dinner, haggis of course, with a performance of ‘Love and Liberty’ – The Musical Life of Robert Burns’. Performance $20, with dinner $35, Friday night at 7 p.m.
Bushwakkers. The brew pub is sharing its 22nd birthday bash with Mr. Burns, with performances by the Tilted Kilts and the Fraser Pipe Band, with the added bonus of highland dancers. To eat and drink: you got your haggis, your birthday cake and your birthday firkin. And don’t forget about poetry, songs, trivia and the Saskatchewan play ‘Houghmagandie!’. Saturday night at 9 p.m., $5.
If you feel like staying in, I suggest trying to make your own haggis… just for fun.
If you are not in the mood for bagpipes and scotch, there are some other options for you.
Hip big arena show. The Tragically Hip is in town, with special guests The Arkells. Brandt Centre, Friday at 8 p.m., $60-$115.
Indie stage show. Canadian musician Hannah Georgas is taking the stage with The Belle Game. The Exchange, Friday at 8 p.m., $13.
Yoga night. For its opening weekend, Lululemon is inviting Yogis to “Ignite The Light Regina”. Bring your own mat to Hotel Sask., Sunday at 7:30 p.m.