Pick of the Day: Spanish Flair/Behemoth

If there are any Reginans out there with a love of both Classical and Heavy Metal music, they'll be in a bit of a quandary tonight.

At Connexus Arts Centre, the Regina Symphony Orchestra is presenting its Masterworks concert Spanish Flair with guest artists violinist Raymond Ko, soprano Sophie Bouffard and the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra playing works by Bizet and other Latin composers. Then at the Exchange you've got Polish metalmeisters Behemoth (pictured), with Shining and Septic Flesh in support.

Bummer, eh? Two kick-ass shows, but they're on the same night, so if you're a fan of those two admittedly diverse genres you can only catch one.

Mind you, it could be worse. How? Well, if you happened to be a Classical/Heavy Metal fan who was also a country music buff you'd be forced to choose between three gigs -- the above two, plus Alan Jackson and George Canyon at Brandt Centre. Talk about a dilemma, eh?
Mind you, again, it could be worse. Just imagine for a sec that you were a Classical/HeavyMetal/Country music fan who was also into hip hop, then you'd have to chose between four gigs -- the above three, plus a special early show at the Cathedral Village Freehouse featuring Regina's Def 3 and Vancouver's Moka Only.
Visual art fans, meanwhile, can check out the opening of Lyndal Osborne's show ab ovo at the Sherwood Village Branch Gallery at 2 p.m. Curated for the Dunlop Art Gallery by Catherine Livingstone, it explores the idea of seeds and seed banks. Look for a review in an upcoming issue of prairie dog.