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An event schedule is available. 

Single-event tickets are now availableBrunch tickets will only be available until Sunday March 11th!

Here's what we're planning...

Star Date 2018075  -  Fri. Mar. 16th


Ukrainian Orthodox Hall

  • Doors: 7pm
  • Beginner Lesson: 8pm-8:45pm
  • Band: 9pm-1am

Our teleporter rooms and docking stations will be busy with arrivals checking in for the weekend, or purchasing their passes for the night. At the registration area, you will receive your wristbands with the appropriate security access levels. If you pre-ordered one or more of our stylish planetary T-shirts, please see a member of our crew for collection.

Our evening blasts off with a beginner terrestrial dance lesson, great for jedis and wookies who are newer to the ways of Lindy hop.   The Seven Deadly Syncopators will take the stage for 3 sets of stellar music! Dance the night away and be prepared for chance competitions amongst the galactic space-travellers who are wise in the ways of Lindy hop and fast on their feet.

“One thing’s for sure - we’re all going to be a lot thinner” - Han Solo

Star Date 2018076  -  Sat. Mar. 17th

Daytime Activities and Shenanigans

“Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.” - Yoda.   (But a Lindy-hopper might!)

Small Scene Summit

Congress Beer House, 11:30am-1:30pm

If you are attending PLEX and are a scene leader or representative for your scene, the small scene summit is for you!  This meeting provides a time for all groups to get together in discussions that help, support, build, and define our prairie swing dance communities.   They also plan for future PLEX locations! Join in the community and capacity building between our scenes (by invite or request).

“Mmm. Lost a planet, Master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing” - Yoda

DJ Summit

Bon Temps Cafe, 11:30am-1:30pm

If you are a DJ or interested in becoming a DJ in your swing dance scene, join in the DJ summit for discussions around all things DJ.

“Travelling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy” - Han Solo

Canadian Light Source Synchrotron Tour

CLS, U of S Campus,  2pm-3pm  

Matter worth probing, a facility worth exploring... Science is Awesome!  With electrons wiggling faster than Han Solo on the Kessel Run, no space odyssey is complete without visiting the Canadian Light Source: one of the largest science projects in Canadian history.

Sign up for a tour of the CLS facility, where scientists have:

  • Created a technique to turn any blood into a universal type resembling O
  • Identified the double helix structure of RNA, fifty years after scientist first hypothesized it
  • Developed techniques to image plants and our living world in an unprecedented way
  • Designed the first synchrotron experiments aimed at making oil extraction cleaner and more efficient

The Canadian Light Source is a national research facility producing the brightest light in Canada, a million of times brighter than the sun, and is used by over 1,000 scientists from around the world every year in ground-breaking health, environmental, materials, and agricultural research.

Please RSVP ahead of this event to make sure we've arranged a tour capacity that allows everyone who is interested to attend!

RSVP for CLS Tour

Board Game Lobby

Ukrainian Orthodox Hall - lobby, 1:30pm-4pm

While traveling the universe many of our guests have taken part in and accumulated a variety of different board games. If you’d like to host a specific game, bring it along with you to our gathering so other travellers may take part. Or just come on in to see what others have brought along to play.

“Curse your sudden, but inevitable betrayal!” - Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne

Team Space Cadets (Dice Duel style)

Ukrainian Orthodox Hall - main hall, 1:30pm-4pm

Have you ever tried a simulated space battle while you were a space cadet (before you got your own starship)? No? Well, now’s your chance! Join us in a large floor plan (up-scaled) version of “Space Cadets Dice Duel” where we will utilize our simulated starship bridges. You can try being a ship’s captain with a crew of 3-4 others operating your engineering, helm, shields, sensors and targeting. Role swapping encouraged, plus we will need some dice runners and referees for this epic cadet battle!

“The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t” - Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)


Ukrainian Orthodox Hall

  • Doors: 7pm
  • Beginner Lesson: 8pm-8:45pm
  • Band: 9pm-1am

Beam on down for another night of swinging out to the celestial sounds of The Seven Deadly Syncopators.  Preparing for your first flight on the dance floor?  Take a lesson with our flight instructors right before the main event starts to get your basics down. This is the night to join in an inter-galactic “Next Trickeration”, test your skills in some competitions, or just dance, dance, dance!

“I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar” - Hoban "Wash" Washburne

“I suggest a new strategy R2. Let the wookie win.” - C3PO

Late Night  

Third Avenue United Church, basement

  • Doors: 1am
  • Food Served
  • Dance: 1am-4am

Does the vastness of space and dance call out to you?  The moon and stars are finally dimming as the sun nears the horizon before these travellers call it quits! Keep dancing to synodic and jamming rhythms selected by talented DJs from our various scenes.

“When you can't run, you crawl. And when you can't crawl, when you can't do that… [] ... you find someone to carry you.” - Tracey Smith, Zoe Washburne

Star Date 2018077  -  Sun. Mar. 18th

Brunch and Dance 

Princess Alexandra School

  • Lunch service until 1pm
  • Dancing: 11am-4pm
  • Band: 1pm-2pm
  • Fun comps and trivia

Sleep-in a bit before joining your comrades for a catered brunch and some more Lindy hop.  Providing us with some extra incentive to get up on our feet and keep dancing, enjoy an hour set by Saskatoon’s own Wooden Nickel Dance Band!   Keep your wits about you as there may also be a chance to use some trivia skills.

“Judge me by my size, do you?” - Yoda

Wrap-Up & After-Party Dance

The Feisty Goat Bar & Grill, 7pm-12am  

Although some of our fellow space explorers may have to depart, those remaining have one more party to attend.   Stick around for an informal evening of fun dancing and visiting about the weekend-that-was.

“I’m coming back in… and it’s the saddest moment of my life.” - Ed White

”When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried.” - Alan Shepard

“May the force be with you”


A PDF version of the following schedule is available here.

Single-event tickets are now available.

 STAR DATE 2018075  (Friday March 16th, 2018)  
 8:00 pm - 1:00 am  Beginner Lesson and Evening Dance
feat. The Seven Deadly Syncopators
 Ukrainian Orthodox Hall
STAR DATE 2018076  (Saturday March 17th, 2018)  
 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  Small Scene Summit  Congress Beer House
 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
 DJ Summit Bon Temps Cafe
 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Canadian Light Source Synchrotron Tour  (please RSVP!)
 Canadian Light Source,
U of S campus
 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Board Game Lobby Ukrainian Orthodox Hall (lobby)
 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  Team Space Cadets
 Ukrainian Orthodox Hall (main hall)
 8:00 pm - 1:00 am  Beginner Lesson and Evening Dance
feat. The Seven Deadly Syncopators
 Ukrainian Orthodox Hall
 1:00 am - 4:00 am  Late-Night Dance  Third Avenue United Church, basement
STAR DATE 2018077  (Sunday March 18th, 2018)  
 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  Brunch  Princess Alexandra School
 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Dance, Fun Comps and Trivia  Princess Alexandra School
 7:00 pm - 12:00 am  Wrap-Up & After Party Dance  Feisy Goat Bar & Grill


map overview is available of all of the Star PLEX venues.

 Ukraininan Orthodox Hall  Third Avenue United Church  Princess Alexandra School
 (Friday and Saturday evening venue)  (Saturday late-night venue)  (Sunday brunch venue)
Address: 919 20th Street West Address: 304 3rd Avenue North Address: 210 Avenue H South

 Congress Beer House  Bon Temps Cafe  Canadian Light Source, U of S
 Feisty Goat Bar & Grill
 (Small Scene Summit)  (DJ Summit)  (Saturday CLS tour)  (Sunday Wrap-up)
Address: 215 2nd Ave S Address: 223 2nd Ave S Address: 44 Innovation Blvd  Address: 3730 Diefenbaker Drive



StarPlex 2018 isn't possible without all our great volunteers! If you would like to donate your time to this event, please fill out this form and you will be contacted shortly by our volunteer coordinator. The StarPlex 2018 team is grateful to all our volunteers.
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