May 1: NOW OPEN EVERY SUNDAY from Noon until 9:00 PM. Enjoy our Sunday Steak & a Pint feature.
May 2: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. AZ PARIS. Veteran bluesman leads this traditional blues act. 8:00 PM.
May 4: Wednesday Night Folk. WINONA WILD. BC Musician Magazine’s songwriter of the year on a cross Canada tour plays sultry alt-country blues. 9:00 PM.
May 4: MONTHLY ALES MEETING. After hosting a huge and very successful national homebrewing competition, the ALES Club return to regular programming. This month’s presentation topics include: Rauchbier (smoked); Smoking grains and Making Belgian Candy Syrup. If you are interested in getting into the art of homebrewing or improving your skills, the ALES Club is for you. Meetings are held on the Wednesday of the month in the Bushwakker basement clubroom at 8:00 PM. New members are always welcome.
May 6: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY. Enjoy this popular and longstanding Bushwakker tradition. A small keg of specially created beer is paraded throughout the brewpub lead by a piper from the Regina Police Services Pipes and Drums. A volunteer tapper is selected to wield the handmade wooden maul affectionately named, “The Mighty Firkin Wakker” and attempt the tap the firkin in one mighty blow. Squirting suds and screams of delight/horror often follow as many folks in the immediate vicinity receive a beer shower. Although our last few tappings have been very clean and little beer has been lost. Don’t miss this month’s tapping edition at 5:30 PM.
May 7: BIG BREW DAY. The ALES Club and the Bushwakker Brewpub continue this longstanding tradition of celebrating craft beer. Members of the club join Bushwakker head brewer, Mitch Dalrymple, in brewing a special beer in which they have worked collaboratively.
May 9: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. LITTLE CHICAGO. Veteran bluesman, Ray Eberle, leads this powerful blues trio. 8:00 PM.
May 11: Wednesday Night Folk. THE RYAN HICKS TRIO. Ryan brings the sunshine with a fun blend of covers and songs from his debut album, Prairie Ocean. 9:00 PM.
May 16: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. WHITEBOY SLIM. Veteran blues musician combines traditional and current sounds to create genuinely modern music. 8:00 PM.
May 18: Wednesday Night Folk Night – Special Edition. KATIE MILLER. Saskatchewan singer songwriter Katie Miller will be throwing a CD Release Party at tonight’s show for her newly released contemporary folk-rock album, “A New Day.” 9:00 PM.
May 19: HEALTH SCIENCES PUB: GOOD FOR WHAT “ALES” YOU! The second presentation from a group of health science researchers at the University of Regina. Join us in the Bushwakker Arizona Room at 7:00 PM. Only 50 seats will be made available. No cover charge. The room opens at 5:00 PM so come down early in order to get a good seat and perhaps a meal before the presentation. This month's lecture is entitled, Your Aging Brain: Why We Forget What We Are Talking About. Ever wonder why we tend to forget as we get older? We often brush it off, not realizing the implications this can have on our daily health and everyday lives. In this talk Dr. Buttigieg and Dr. Novik discuss their research on the aging brain and implications from both the basic biomedical perspective and the social health perspective. Dr. Buttigieg is a neurophysiologist at the U of R. As a researcher, he is interested in what happens when the brain is damaged (eg. stroke and traumatic brain injury) and how we can use stem cells to repair the damage. In various diseases such as stroke, this sets off a series of events that eventually leads to cognitive impairment. What's even more scary is that most people don't realize they even had a stroke. Dr. Novik is with the Faculty of Social Work at the U of R, and is a member of Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU). This large SPHERU research team includes researchers from both U of R and U of S. Dr. Novik will discuss findings from an extensive team research program focusing upon rural healthy aging in place. In addition, she will discuss the results of her own research with older adults which specifically examines the impacts of social isolation on both the cognitive health and mental health of seniors.
May 21: THE POET LAUREATE’S POETRY & A PINT PRESENTATION. The Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Program was the first provincial program of its kind in Canada. The Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild are partners in the program, which is under the patronage of the Lieutenant Governor, Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield. Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of poetry readings from some of Regina and area’s established and up-and-coming writers including: Eric Greenway, Shelley Banks, Courtney Bates-Hardy, Brenda Niskala and Coby Stephenson. Hosted by Gerald Hill, Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan. 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
May 20, 21 & 22: MAY LONG WEEKEND KEG EVENT/SCREAMIN’ MOSQUITO CHILI BEER RELEASE. What better way to celebrate the year’s first warm long weekend than with a Bushwakker keg? Receive free ice, cups, coasters and the use of a keg chiller tub with any May long weekend keg order. Four sizes of kegs are available for any gathering big or small. Our hot pepper-infused blond ale also makes its annual return this weekend. We have partnered with local businessman, Tony Matharu at the India Food Centre in Regina to provide a selection of fresh spicy peppers that will showcase their unique flavours in addition to varying degrees of heat. The first pepper offering will be the hottest of the season and was last year’s most popular offering – the Scotch Bonnet! Hurts so good!
May 23: CLOSED ON VICTORIA DAY. Enjoy your Victoria Day with family and friends and take advantage of our May Long Weekend Keg promotion.
May 25: Wednesday Night Folk – special edition. REGINA WOMEN IN SONG. This popular music event returns showcasing some of Regina’s up-and-coming female artists. This year’s line-up includes; Holly Noir, Eden the Cat and Bushwakker bartender/server, Lexy Desjarlais. 9:00 PM.
May 26: THE 14th ANNUAL SOUL SISTERS BENEFIT DINNER & CONCERT. Presented by The Room Hair Design. Don’t miss this very popular annual fundraiser event. Your ticket gets you a famous Bushwakker Burger, hand cut fries, Caesar salad and a half pint of Bushwakker beer. You can also take in the massive silent auction, raffles and 50/50 draws. Enjoy live music performances from Saskatchewan artists, Poor Nameless Boy and Zero Fox. There will also be entertainment provided by local comedians. Proceeds go towards YWCA programs for women and children. Tickets available at the YWCA and The Room.
May 30: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE MINISTRY OF GROOVE. Popular act plays 1970’s jazz funk and more. Love that horn section! 8:00 PM.