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April Events Calendar

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Apr. 1: OPEN EASTER SUNDAY from noon to nine!

Apr. 2: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. WHITEBOY SLIM. National award-winning blues artist returns as a solo act with a brand new show. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 4: Wednesday Night Folk. BRADFORD. Talented folk duo featuring Brad Papp and Mark Radford. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 4: MONTHLY ALES MEETING. The ALES club will be preparing to host one of the largest homebrewing competitions in the nation from April 9 -14. Last year’s ALES Open drew over 500 beer entries from coast to coast! Our annual Bushwakker Brewer’s Dinner plays a role in this national beer celebration. In addition to discussing competition execution strategies, the club will also be presenting topics of discussion concerning; IPAs and Specialty IPAs. Meetings are held in the Bushwakker basement clubroom and start at 8:00 PM. New members are always welcome!

Apr. 6: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of this long-time Bushwakker monthly tradition. A small keg of special ale is carried throughout the pub in a procession lead by a piper from the Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums. A volunteer is selected to wield the handmade wooden maul affectionately named, The Mighty Firkin Wakker, and attempt to tap the firkin in one mighty blow. The suds-soaking experience takes place at 5:30 PM.

Apr. 9: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT. Popular veteran Regina act plays popular jazz. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 9 – 14: The ALES OPEN. One of the nation’s largest homebrewing competitions takes place in the Bushwakker basement clubroom all this week!

Apr. 11: Wednesday Night Folk Night Special Edition – REDBEARD’S BIRTHDAY BASH. Join Regina’s #1 live music ambassador in his birthday celebration. Two fine local live acts will take the stage including: Ava Wild and The Desjarlais Brothers. Redbeard’s Signature Chocolate Cheesecake with caramel sauce will also be available.

Apr. 14: Annual Bushwakker Brewer’s Dinner. Our signature brewing and culinary event returns! Enjoy a fabulous multi-course meal in which each course is prepared with a unique beer style and paired with a different beer to enhance the flavours of each dish. This year’s menu will serve as a tribute to the late Bushwakker co-founder and president, Bev Robertson, and will feature some of his favourite dishes.

COURSE ONE: New Brunswick Vienna Bouillabaisse
What a start! PEI mussels, lobster tail, tiger shrimp and fresh clams in a rich tomato saffron broth.
Prepared with: Last Mountain Vienna Lager
Served with: Dungarvon Irish Red Ale

COURSE TWO: Smoked Trout Trappist Salad
Fresh Lake Diefenbaker steelhead trout fillet is smoked and served on a bed of artisanal greens in a Trappist Ale vinaigrette.
Prepared with: Rochefort Trappistes 8
Served with: Brew & Gold Dortmunder

COURSE THREE: Gold Medal Portered Beef Short Ribs
Canadian beef short ribs braised in our national award-winning Palliser Porter and spices with chanterelle mushroom sauce and caramelized shallots. Served with aged cheddar horseradish mashed potatoes and green asparagus.
Prepared with: Palliser Porter
Served with: Chinook Extra Special Bitter

COURSE FOUR: Chocolate Milk Stout Lava Cake
Luscious and rich chocolate milk stout cake with an ooey-gooey center, heated and served with a milk stout wort reduction ripple vanilla ice cream.
Prepared with: Two Sons Milk Stout
Served with: Pickard's Oatmeal Cream Stout

Tickets only $60.00 each. 7:00 PM.

Apr. 16: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE JAZZ BAND-ITS. The largest band to ever grace our stage plays big band, jazz and swing. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 18: Wednesday Night Folk. SPRING SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE. Veteran guitarsmith Neil Child is joined by new talents including Nathan Davis, Latrell Redwood, Dillan McNab and more. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 19: HEALTH SCIENCE PUB presented by the Integrated Health Research Cluster. Working up an Appetite: Rethinking the Battle of the Bulge. Our wildly popular Science Pub Series has returned for a sixth incredible season! 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 Dr. Totosy de Zepetnek, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina. We live in a society obsessed with weight loss and this has significant health implications. Weight gain or loss is depends on the relationship between how much energy (i.e. food) is taken in and how much is expended through exercise or other activities. For too many of us we consume more energy than we expend and it gets stored as fat, or weight gain. And because of the health risks associated with that weight gain there is an increasing reliance on appetite suppressants rather than on trying to find a balance between our intake and our activity. The talk will focus on some of the effects of energy imbalance and how individuals can avoid the battle of the bulge. Dr. Totosy de Zepetnek (Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Studies) does research on cardiovascular health and energy balance.

Apr. 23: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. A STORRY WITH HUGHES. Acoustic Blues duo featuring Billy Hughes and Jeff Storry. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 25: Wednesday Night Folk. DALE MAC. Regina based mainstream alternative/rock/roots duo supporting a new EP. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 30: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. JEFF MERTICK & FRED FOERSTER w/ special guest Marie-Véronique Bourque. Soulful Regina bluesman in a special show showcasing songs from his brand new album, “Outrun The Sunrise.” 8:00 PM.