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Gay men detained in Russia

Activists gathering evidence of numerous human rights violations

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eartbreaking news out of Russia: Chechen authorities have arrested more than 100 gay and bisexual men (some accounts say up to 200). They have been detained in makeshift detention centres. Many have been tortured and at least three are confirmed dead— two from torture and one from an honour killing by his family after he returned home. No one really has an accurate number of the dead but it is suspected to be much higher than three. It is assumed there will be more honour killings. Though the story has been picked up by most major outlets, many fail to describe how this situation came to be. The story broke in the Russian publication Novaya Gazeta, where it was subsequently picked up by the New York Times. According to the Gazeta, gay rights activists in Russia have been slowly building a case to be brought before the European Court of Human Rights. You may recall that Russia has been making headlines over the

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past few years for its treatment of the queer community. There was the attempt in 2014 to forbid driver’s licenses to people with mental illnesses, which included trans people, and the 2013 propaganda law that forbade the promotion of “nontraditional sexual relationships.” The gay rights group, GayRussia.ru, is the driving force behind the court case. During the past several months, the group has been applying for permits for gay pride parades in smaller towns across the country. The intent was not to actually stage the parades but gather a pile of rejections proving discrimination. Thus far, it has applied to

more than 90 municipalities. In a sad twist of fate, the group has not applied for any permits in Chechnya proper. Rather, it applied for permits in four different cities across Russia’s North Caucasus re-

sponse. From here, Gazeta reports, local authorities began a sweep of gay men. This was accomplished partly by using dummy accounts on online dating sites and partly through torture. The Guardian secured testimony from one of the victims. A friend had asked him to meet, a meeting that turned out to be a trap. During the subsequent torture, he was ordered to share names of other gay men he knew.

Many have been tortured and at least three are confirmed dead —two from torture and one from an honour killing by his family after he returned home gion, of which Chechnya is a part (the North Caucasus region is in Russia’s south west, between the Black and Caspian Seas). When the group applied for a permit in a neighbouring region, an anti-gay demonstration was organized in re-

So far, Moscow has not done much to intervene. The region is predominantly Muslim and, in his continued dance to balance all of the vastly different religious and

cultural forces that comprise Russia, President Vladimir Putin has largely empowered local leadership in the region to enact so-called traditional Muslim values. On top of this, Chechnya is already a quasiindependent state. What can we do? First of all, write your MP and tell them your thoughts. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, issued a brief statement a few weeks ago calling on Russian authorities to investigate these reports, but otherwise there has been little action for the Canadian Government. If you have means, donations are always a good bet: Human Rights Watch, Rainbow Railroad (based in Toronto), or GayRussia.ru are all options. Finally, you can support a free press by paying for the media you consume. Journalists are vital and, literally, under attack. Case in point: it has been reported that one of the Gazeta reporters who helped break this story has gone into hiding and plans to flee Russia.

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Using the president’s playbook

Donald Trump bobs and weaves while defining his administration's foreign policy

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t was striking—in US media coverage of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in the Oval Office—that most observers noted with relief that his foreign policy has turned out to be less radical than they feared. In fact, it’s not radical at all. He has already fired cruise missiles at a Middle Eastern country—a ritual that has been observed by every American president since Bill Clinton. The old Trump was an “isolationist” who opposed US military intervention overseas unless US interests were directly threatened. When it seemed likely, in 2013, that then President Barack Obama would attack the Syrian regime over its alleged use of poison gas on civilians, Trump tweeted: “The only reason President Obama wants to attack Syria is to save face over his very dumb RED LINE statement. Do NOT attack Syria, fix U.S.A.” Obama did not attack Syria after all, although it had crossed the “red line” he had drawn in a statement the previous year. On sober second thought—and after being warned by James Clapper, his director of national intelligence, that the evidence suggesting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime was responsible for the gas attack, while robust, was not a “slam dunk”—Obama decided not

to launch cruise missiles at Syria. (Curiously, there was no Trump tweet praising Obama and taking credit for his change of mind.) This was the moment when Obama broke decisively with the orthodox foreign policy in Washington, and the think-tank “experts” and reigning media pundits never forgave him for it. Toward the end of his second term, he explained his decision to Jeffrey Goldberg, the edi to r - i n - c h i e f of The Atlantic, in the following terms. “There’s a playbook in Wa s h i n g to n that presidents are supposed to follow. It’s a playbook that comes out of the foreign-policy establishment. And the playbook prescribes responses to different events, and these responses tend to be militarised responses ... In the midst of an international challenge like Syria, you get judged harshly if you don’t follow the playbook, even if there are good reasons why it does not apply.”

It did not apply because destroying the Assad regime would just hand Syria over to the jihadi fanatics of Islamic State and al-Qaeda. It did not apply because the Russians might intervene to save Assad, perhaps leading to a direct US-Russian military confrontation. It did not apply because there was no support for an attack by Congress.

qualified as stupid. Even treating the Middle East as a region vital to American security was stupid. With the Cold War over and the United States no longer dependent on Middle Eastern oil, it wasn’t even important any more. Fast forward to 2016, and Obama must have been torn when he contemplated his successors. Hillary Clinton had worked for him and would preserve his legacy in domestic affairs, but she was totally orthodox in foreign policy and would follow the playbook wherever it led. Whereas Donald Trump, in his crude and simple way, actually shared Obama’s distrust of the foreign policy elite. But with Trump it was just gut instinct, not a reasoned analysis of why the playbook was wrong. Once he was in office, and another poison gas attack in Syria landed on his desk, that instinct was swiftly overwhelmed by an even stronger urge to do something dramatic.

The playbook prescribes responses to different events, and these responses tend to be militarised responses And it did not apply because it was not even certain that the Syrian regime was to blame. “Don’t do stupid shit” was Obama’s prime rule in foreign policy, and emulating former President George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in order to destroy Saddam Hussein’s non-existent “weapons of mass destruction” definitely

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In politics, the law of mixed motives always applies. No doubt Trump was truly horrified by the images of dead “beautiful babies,” but he was also aware that his policy successes in the first 100 days were sparse and his popular approval numbers were way down. So off went the cruise missiles, although the evidence that the Assad regime was responsible for the gas attack was even less certain than last time. It was purely a gesture, aimed mainly at the US domestic audience, and there has been no follow up. But it did conform to the playbook’s rules, and the response by the “lamestream” media verged on the ecstatic. Trump doesn’t give a fig for the playbook, but he does care about popularity. He campaigned as an isolationist, but now he has discovered that a little sabre-rattling abroad yields instant popularity at home. He is surrounded by people who still believe in the playbook, and they now know how to press his buttons. There will probably be more “limited” military strikes with cruise missiles, not just in the Middle East but also in Northeast Asia. And there may well be more wars, because sabre-rattling is not a precise science. UP FRONT 3


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DISH // JProcktor

The Local Omnivore features a hearty breakfast at a favourable cost

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fter going vegan in last week’s review, co-diner and I boomeranged to the other extreme this weekend. “Let’s go out for breakfast,” she intoned as though suggesting something wildly indulgent. “Some place with bacon.” This stipulation is significant because our breakfasting-out standby is actually a halal establishment, and the meals we have there often vegetarian. I will never stop extolling the Lebanese breakfast laid on by Castle Bake until every single person in Edmonton has tried it at least once. But breakfast with bacon is quite another thing. Not that bacon is hard to find, but if you’re going to commit to starting the day with an overload of calories, salt, fat and caffeine that abide in a classic breakfast, you want to make sure it’s worthwhile. Be nostalgic all you want—I’m through with shredded hash browns, scorched coffee and peelable jam packets. Give me real food that someone took some care with.

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Enter The Local Omnivore. Though a relative newcomer to the 124 Street-adjacent industrial area that’s almost completely devoid of aesthetic splendour, the food truck-turned-bricks-and-mortar eatery/retail meatery feels lived-in, as though the flow of customers across its glass transom has had as much to do with forming the interior as meat aficionados who envisioned it—indeed they’ve scribbled all over the place. Sunday brunch is sunlit and rockin’, a blur of servers and cooks maneuvering past one another behind the big grill-equipped service counter, with Motown pouring from the sound system. Large windows give onto the clean and orderly meat preparation area at the back of the room. The rest is a field of plain, functional tables and chairs, mostly full. Co-diner and I luck onto a two-topper against the wall. Bigger tables attest to the Omnivore’s family-friendliness; the graffiti not so much.

If you’re not familiar with the eponymous food truck, the Omnivore is dedicated to lovingly wrought smoked meats and other comestibles from quality local ingredients. There are a couple of meatless dishes on the menu, but mostly the appeal of the experience demands a willingness to eat many of God’s creatures. Presented with excellent cups of coffee, co-diner and I eyed the succinct menu and conveyed our orders to the efficient but friendly server. She would have her bacon and eggs. Me, I would not settle for less than everything. I ordered the Broke Back Breakfast. I might never be the same. The wait for food was not long, but somehow the interval seemed kind of fun. We chatted with our neighbours about their baby. I examined graffiti and noted the grinning proprietors hard at work cooking and gawked at tattoos and sang along with Jackie Wilson’s “Higher and Higher.” More excellent coffee was poured.

The Local Omnivore 10933 120 St., 780-660-1051 thelocalomnivore.com When the food landed, I barely glanced at co-diner’s so-called Basic Plate ($12.50), so varied and precipitous was the Broke Back Breakfast ($16.50) before me. Though hers was hardly basic—two fried eggs accompanied by ribbons of double smoked bacon, two slices of fudgecoloured Russian rye toast and, at her request, a scoop of roasted parsnips, carrots and beets. I beheld a beautiful mess waiting to happen—a pair of just-fried eggs ready to disgorge their golden innards all over refried beans, spicy shoestring fries and an extraordinary array of housemade meats: doublesmoked bacon, smoked turkey, ham, corned beef and coarse-ground sausage, with Russian rye standing by to mop up the carnage. It was exactly

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what I wanted, though the server quickly brought ketchup, hot sauce and honey, per our specifications. Everything was most succulent, but I was especially taken aback by the concentrated flavour and singular texture of the corned beef. Coffee may have been a factor, but I broke out in the most glorious meat sweats half-way through the yolkanointed feast and had to admit that I would have to take most of the sausage home to finish later on. The experience left nothing to complain about, right down to the $40 tab that rendered lunch moot. I know where I’m taking my indulgent breakfast cravings for the foreseeable future.

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PREVUE // MUSICAL

ARTS (Left) Matthew Lindholm and Amanda Neufeld // Ian Jackson of Epic Photography

Thurs., May 4 to Sun., May 21 Bonnie & Clyde: The Two Person, Six-Gun Musical ATB Financial Arts Barn, PCL Studio $30 regular, $20 matinee

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he story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, a pair of young anti-heroes famous for their thieving and murdering exploits in Depression-era America, almost seems engineered for a musical. American pop folklore casts Bonnie and Clyde as paradigmatic romantic criminals—lovers running from the law, escaping capture by the skin of their teeth, and leaving chaos and carnage in their wake until, finally, they are trapped and die pseudo-martyrs’ deaths in a police shootout. In fact, at least two musicals have been written about Bonnie and Clyde. One is a full-cast production, simply called Bonnie & Clyde. The other, Bonnie & Clyde: The Two Person, Six-Gun Musical, written by Andrew Herron and Doug Ritchie, takes a very different approach to telling the couple’s story. Herron and Ritchie’s musical was already in development when the former production premiered in 2009. That show’s subsequent unsuccessful Broadway run in 2011 effectively blackballed The Two Person, Six-Gun Musical. “It’s sad, because this one won’t be produced,” says director Trevor Schmidt. But Schmidt contradicts his own statement. He’s the one directing Northern Light Theatre’s production of The Two Person, Six-Gun Musical, which opens at the PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns on May 5. He’s excited to see Edmonton audiences drawn in to this version of the story. Just as its title suggests, this show focuses on the two main characters. It both literally and figuratively strips away their mythologized posse. There are just three people on stage for the duration of the 76-minute show: Bonnie, played by Amanda Neufeld; Clyde,

played by Matthew Lindholm; and piano player, Nick Samoil, who is also the show’s musical director. “With such a huge world whittled down to two actors—there’s an intimacy,” Neufeld says. The script focuses on Bonnie and Clyde's early lives, providing the audience with understandable motivations for the pair’s later criminal activities. In a sense, Neufeld says, knowing more about their backgrounds actually decriminalizes them, allowing the infamous “Bonnie and Clyde” to be presented as fully-fleshed—and in many ways, ordinary people. For this first Canadian production of The Two Person, Six-Gun Musical, Schmidt says he’s tried to “find a balance between the period, and realism, and something heightened theatrically.” Schmidt, who is also the show’s set and costume designer, worked with his production managers and lighting designer Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull for months before beginning work with the performers. He flirted with the idea of transposing the story to another time and place, but in order to avoid distracting his audience from an already poignant story, he settled on traditional realistic design and presentation. The small performance space in the Arts Barns will be outfitted with a minimal set—the main fixture being an old bar piano on which Samoil will accompany the two actors. For Schmidt, the musical is not, at heart, a grandiose production. It’s a story about a couple of “really young people,” he says. “People don’t realize how young they were—they had a crazy life, and

then they were killed.” Schmidt knew casting these two young people appropriately would be essential to the show’s success. Already familiar with Neufeld, who he worked on Northern Light Theatre’s Klondykes in 2016, Schmidt was also hoping to work with Lindholm, who he first saw five years ago in a Fringe production that Neufeld directed and produced. “I wanted someone charismatic on stage,” he says. Schmidt also needed an actor who could pull off Clyde’s difficult singing part; Lindholm, a musician and music producer, seemed like an ideal candidate. And lastly: he needed a man who could stand up beside Neufeld, who is about six feet tall and a veteran of the Edmonton theatre scene—both as an actor and a director. So it was fortunate when Schmidt asked Lindholm to consider the part, Lindholm said he would love to, but only if he could play opposite Neufeld. Schmidt didn’t bother to audition anyone else. Both actors say rehearsing the show, a process which only began during the last week of April, has been an extremely positive collaborative experience. “I’m really excited to get the audience in there, to get into the space,” Lindholm says. “As much as we’ve created a world with Trevor and our amazingly talented pianist, we connect with the audience.” “Leave your expectations at the door,” Neufeld adds. “We know the facts, and then there’s also a lot of myths. What we’re revealing here feels like a version of the truth.”

May 4–13, 2017 ATB Financial Arts Barns Westbury Theatre

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ARTS BOOK REVUE // NON-FICTION

The world is with you Kelly Oxford channels social media interactions into print

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urning your social media presence into a book is tough. First off, you don’t really have a story arc, a functional climax or a fundamental story line. Also, who really cares about you if your title is ‘social media influencer,’ especially when a canine’s erection can share that title (@dogboner)? But, this isn’t about some bored smart-ass with a Hootsuite account. Los Angeles resident (via Edmonton) Kelly Oxford’s second book When You Find Out the World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments goes beyond the tweets and memes and hashtags, to bring a contemporary perspective on the modern writer. She draws on her strengths of both emotional and tangible memory to paint her scenes. Oxford shares not by over-sharing, but by being honest about what she has felt or feels. Be it anxiety, insecurity, fear ... Oxford’s tone has the air of a one on one conversation, rather than that of a person bellowing one-liners into the worldwide abyss. With what I’ve previously said about the novel not having an arc or story line, I don’t have a problem with focusing on the final chapter, as there really isn’t anything to spoil or give away. Also, it is more of an historic footnote than a traditional spoiler. Here is a table setting quote by Oxford: “I’m engulfed in a feeling, a sensation. My body is drowning in it. That feeling is white-hot rage,” she writes. Usually, when this feeling comes over someone while they are online, the smart thing to do is for them to turn off their computer, put the lid back on the Jack Daniels, crawl under

some blankets, and wait to see what channel their mind television chooses to put on. But in this situation, hearing President Donald Trump's famous ‘grab her by the pussy’ quote, Oxford's reaction is purposefully engaging, and like her book; poignant and frank. Oxford tweets, “Women, tweet me your first assaults. They aren’t just stats. I’ll go first. Old man on city bus grabs my pussy and smiles at me. I’m 12.” To some, this may be a meh situation. But Oxford has close to Thurs., May 4 (7 pm) 800,000 follow- Newcap Radio Stage at West Edmonton Mall When You Find Out the World Is Against You: And ers on Twitter. It was retweeted Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments more than 13,000 Written by Kelly Oxford times and replied Published by Harper Collins to over 15,000— not counting the #NotOkay hashtag she attached chapter), but it is the final chapter to follow-up tweets. Oxford states that Oxford’s style is most clear. Yes, to some social media is therapy; more than three million women have shared stories with her using said to others, it is a way to keep writing hashtag. Of the replies, the bulk of everyday. And even further, to a lot the women were pre-teen when they of people social media is a form of real time diary (all fictions aside). were first assaulted. Oxford’s The World is Against It is within this chapter that Ox- You is all of these things and much ford’s connection to the present is more. It is her way of connecting galvanized. Her voice is of the mo- to a world she sometimes feels far ment. Sure, there are other strong too disconnected from with insight chapters (remembering the infamous and humanity. Black Friday tornado, her hilarious TRENT WILKIE summer camp experience in the first TRENTW@VUEWEEKLY.COM

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PREVUE // PROPAGANDA ART

Historically badass pieces

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Ericka Walker taps into the 19th century for Influence exhibit

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orth America has a huge history of government-sponsored propaganda and one artist’s exhibition aims to expose its nostalgia. Halifax-based artist Ericka Walker’s exhibit, Influence at SNAP Gallery, is made up of large-scale colour lithographs that focus on labour, colonialism, technological advances, and imperialism—just to name a few themes. “It usually starts by being inspired by an invention, or an event like a massacre or something,” Walker says. “I try to isolate those subjects by bouncing through academic research and searching for their visual representations.” If one of Walker’s prints was stood up against an actual print from the 19th century, it would be hard to tell which was modern. “There’s a lot of reading and sifting through historical documents to really learn the significance of one of these events or objects," she says. "I try to anchor myself to the 19th to mid 20th century style.” After her initial research, Walker imagines a particular print in her mind and tries to replicate it the best she can. “I close my eyes and try to picture the most badass thing I can. So I’ll get a blurry image in my mind,” she says.

Walker discovered her love for propaganda art while attending the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and studying for a masters degree of fine arts. During her studies, she began collecting 19th century military prints. “Initially, it started on kind of a whim. My partner and I talked about collecting some German posters from World War One and it was an image I was really drawn to and probably my favourite image to look at,” she says. One day, Walker decided to start creating her own propaganda art. “As I was being surrounded by these posters, I was getting interested in how national identity is formed,” she explains. “There are all these honourable, noble feats and deeds presented in these posters that are wonderful, but also sort of destructive, myopic, and problematic.” Now, Walker has created close to 100 of these propaganda prints that are made up of vivid images from 19th century Canadian and American history. “The process I use was probably in use between early 20th century and a decade ago," Walker says. “Traditionally, they were used to print a lot of

the first newspapers and political cartoons. That was all done on lithographic limestone. So, each different colour that shows up on these posters in the print is drawn on a separate clear plastic film.” Walker’s prints have phrases or single words that match up with the object she pencils. “I’ll read through political speeches from people like the founding fathers, but also lots of treaty documents,” she says. “So I’ll take a piece of text or a quote from these and see if it works with the image.” Walker enjoys the laUntil Sat., June 10 bour intensive process Influence of lithograph creation, SNAP Gallery but also for her own catharsis from constantly thinking about these important philosophical topics. “Colonialism, imperialism, the industrial revolution, the agricultural revolution, militarism; all these things are enormous powers that have shaped our lives and continue to,” Walker says. “There’s all this space between the good and evil of it all.”

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PREVUE // MUSICAL THEATRE

Razor-sharp vengeance

Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers

Sweeney Todd serves as cautionary tale of human relations

1. Celebrating Canada’s 150th Event Planner - Cathy Harvey *

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hether you want to see a mad // Kara Little barber in action or munch on a (human?) meat pie, ELOPE Musical Theatre's upcoming production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has you covered. With Meat Street Pies food truck on site to set the scene, it’s set to be a night filled with flesh and fear. Based on a play in 1973 that cen- Thurs., May 4 to Sat., May 13 tered on a series of penny dread- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is abundant. So much, in fuls from the mid-1800s, Hugh ATB Financial Arts Barn, Westbury Theatre, $30 fact, that the tragic might Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s musical adaptation of the show not have grown, have changed ideas and arise from the comedic, rather than only contains an orchestra, but a lived—they might start contradict- vice versa. “The comedy in Sweeney Todd is ing themselves.” more complicated cast and storyline. that the audience gets tricked into alAfter being wrongly exiled by a corrupt No matter how many times Todd most cheering for Todd to succeed in judge who steals his wife and daughter, Sweeney Todd is bent on revenge changes his objective, his ultimate getting his revenge and in making the upon his return to London. His obses- goal is bloodthirsty vengeance. And pies—they even pretend to eat these sion turns to mania when he decides while the results are gruesome, his pies at intermission—and the tragedy not only to kill the judge, but all of his mindless approach to murder can act arises that his obsession is his ulticustomers—the bodies filling the pies as warning of how we casually mis- mate downfall,” says Shields. With Todd’s terrible tale as caution, use people in our daily lives. of equally deranged baker, Mrs. Lovett. “[The play] really serves as a metaphor Shields hopes the audience finds the Instead of his previously melodramatic trope of a character, Todd’s for how we treat other human beings," courage to forgive and treat people tortured psyche comes alive in songs Shields explains. "I mean, we kill other well before it’s too late. “What they’re serving I don’t think such as “Epiphany” and “Johanna.” people all the time. We kill them with According to ELOPE’s director Jon our words and our actions and we sup- are literally human beings,” laughs Shields, these added layers of charac- press other people—at least Sweeney Shields. “But, hey, you never know.” As a start, you might make sure ter, irony and humour are key to this Todd isn’t being a hypocrite and he does the person next to you hasn’t dismusic-heavy version of the iconic tale. it quite literally with his razor." Any good tragedy includes comedy, appeared during intermission. What “I always find that the best plays are the ones where Act II is significantly and Sondheim is known for his comic did you say is in those pies? harder to direct than Act I,” Shields relief. Some of the most appalling JACQUELIN GREGOIRE ARTS@VUEWEEKLY.COM says. “That’s where your characters scenes end with humour, and irony

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4. Mitzi Bytes - Kerry Clare

8. It Girl & Me: A Novel of Clara Bow - Liani Giles * 9. Something Remembered - Della Dennis * 10. Paper Teeth - Lauralyn Chow * +

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Dance Anything Goes: G.W.G. Dance in 17 Parts • Sugar Swing Ballroom, 10019-80 Ave • milezerodance.com • Exploring the past history of denim production in Edmonton, uncovering the dance scores hidden within the Great Western Garment (G.W.G.) factory • May 25-27, 7pm (1pm on May 27) • $20 (members), $25 (general)

Argentine Tango Dance at Foot Notes Studio • Foot Notes Dance Studio (South side), 9708-45 Ave • 780.438.3207 • virenzi@shaw.ca • Argentine Tango with Tango Divino: beginners: 7-8pm; intermediate: 8-9pm; Tango Social Dance (Milonga): 9pm-12 • Every Fri, 7pmmidnight • $15

Brazilian Zouk Dance Classes

• Spazio Performativo, 10816-95 St NW • 780.974.4956 • hello@ludiczouk.com • ludiczouk.com/buy • Every Wed, Jan 18-Jun 28, 7-8:30pm • $20 (drop-in, at the door); discount on classes online

Dance Classes with Good Women Dance Collective • Muriel Taylor Studio at Ruth Carse Centre for Dance, 11205-107 Ave • info@goodwomen.ca • goodwomen.ca/ classes • Every Tue, Thu, Fri; 10-11:30am • $15 (drop-in), $65 (5 class pack), $100 (10 class pack)

Dirt Buffet Cabaret • Spazio Performativo, 10816-95 St • milezerodance. com • Curated by impresario Ben Gorodetsky, this series is geared towards presenting emerging artists of various artistic backgrounds, in a variety show format, with an audience that expects experimentation and unusual juxtapositions. Each show contains 6 acts • May 11, 9pm • $10 or best offer at the door

Flamenco Dance Classes (Beginner or Advanced) • Dance Code Studio, 10575-115 St NW #204 • 780.349.4843 • judithgarcia07@gmail.com • Every Sun, 11:30am-12:30pm

Friday Night Stomp! • Sugar Foot Ballroom, 10019-80 Ave NW • 587.786.6554 • dance@sugarswing.com • sugarswing.com • Swing dance social • Every Fri-Sat, 8pm (beginner lesson begins) • $10, $2 (lesson with entry) • All ages

Mile Zero Dance Drop-In Dance & Movement Classes • Spazio Performativo, 10816-95 St • 780.424.1573 • mzdsociety@gmail.com • milezerodance.com/ classes • Mile Zero Dance holds a number of drop-in dance & movement classes for people of all experience levels & ages; Mon: Professional Technique (10-11:30am), Contact Improv (7-9pm); Tue: Kids 6-10 (4:305:15pm), Toonie Yoga (5:30-6:45pm), Butoh (7-9pm); Wed: Noguchi Taiso (10-11:30am); Thu: Preschool 3-5 (10-10:45am), Beginner Contemporary (5-6:15pm); Sat: House (7-9pm) • $15 (regular), $12 (members), 10-class cards available for $100

The 3 Ring Cabaret: An EBF One Night Stand • Freemasons Hall, 10318-100 Ave NW • 780.709.5547 • edmontonburlesquefestival@gmail.com • Join the Edmonton Burlesque Festival as they bring back the circus with jaw dropping and mesmerizing acts • May 6, 7-11pm • $25$295 • 18+ only

FILM The Duellist • Capitol Theatre Fort Edmonton, 7000-143 St • 780.496.7381 • fortedmontonpark.ca • Fencing is science. Loving is a passion. Duelling is an obsession! An epic duel between Napoleonic officers that eventually evolves into a decade long series of duels. Each bout, for various reasons, end up unresolved • May 4, 7:30-10pm • $12 (door)

Edmonton Film Society • Royal Alberta Museum, 12845-102 Ave • 780.439.5285 • edmontonfilmsociety@gmail.com • royalalbertamuseum.ca/movies • The theme: Laughter's Best • Schedule: The Solid Gold

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Cadillac (May 8), Silver Streak (May 15), Move Over, Darling (May 28), Airplane! (Jun 5), The Major and the Minor (Jun 12), Monty Python And The Holy Grail (Jun 19) • 8pm • $3-$6

metro • Metro at the Garneau Theatre, 8712-109 St • 780.425.9212 • metrocinema. org • Visit metrocinema.org for daily listings • Afternoon Tea: Elizabeth (May 14) • Art Docs: The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins (May 18) • Asian Canadian Film Series 2017: The Apology (May 10); Window Horses (May 20-23); All Our Father's Relations (May 28) • DEDFemme: Chained (May 19) • Dream Logic: David Lynch: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me – 25th Anniversary (May 18); Mulholland Dr. (May 14, 17); The Short Films of David Lynch (May 16) • Guest Presenter Series: Power to Change: Die EnergieRebellion (May 25) • Quote-A-Long Series: Airplane! (May 21) • Reel Family Cinema: The Lego Batman Movie (May 20, 23, 24); Hockey Night (May 27)

Movie Night • McDougall United Church,

Bruce Peel Special Collections • Lower level, Rutherford Library South, University of Alberta • 780.492.5998 • bpsc. library.ualberta.ca • Mon-Fri, 12-4:30pm • Mounties on the Cover: cover illustrations of Mounties; Mar 20-Jul 21

BUGERA MATHESON GALLERY • 10345124 St • bugeramathesongallery.com • Retropective: Drawings from Late 80’s/ Early 90’s: artwork by Ann Kipling; Apr 29-May 13 • Where the Lines are Drawn: artwork by Kim Atlin; May 26-Jun 9

CAVA Gallery • 9103-95 Ave • 780.461.3427 • galeriecava.com • Grecopolis: artwork by Jean René Leblanc; Apr 7-May 20 dc3 Art Projects • 10567-111 St • 780.686.4211 • dc3artprojects.com • Industry show; May 5-Jun 16

FAB Gallery • Fine Arts Building Gallery,1-1 FAB (University of Alberta) • ualberta.ca/artshows • Between Us: 2017 BFA Graduation Exhibition; Apr 18-29

10086 Macdonald Drive (south entrance) • 780.428.1818 • mcdougallunited.com • Movies that are family friendly and always inspiring and entertaining. Popcorn and lemonade are available • Monthly, 7:30pm • Free

Foyer, St. Albert Place • 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert • Oh Canada–The Spring Art Show and Sale: artwork by the St. Albert Painters Guild; Apr 28-30

No Impact Man • Westwood Unitarian

front gallery • 12323-104 Ave

Congregation, 11135-65 Ave • About a family living in Manhattan without electricity, television, fast-food, elevators, taxis for one year. Discussion to follow • May 5, 7pm • Free

Northwestfest • Various venues around Edmonton • info@northwestfest.ca • It's known as Western Canada's premiere non-fiction film and arts festival. Featuring non-fiction, documentaries, music and more • May 5-14 • Prices range

galLeries + Museums ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY • 10186-106 St • 780.488.6611 • albertacraft. ab.ca • Simpler Slower Silver: artwork by Soma Mo; Apr 15-May 27 • Ceremony: artwork by Kenton Jeske; Apr 15-May 27 • Women's Hands Building A Nation: artwork by Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts; May 6-Aug 19

Alberta Railway Museum • 24215-34 St • 780.472.6229 • AlbertaRailwayMuseum. com • Open weekends May 20-Sep 4, 10am5pm • $7 (adult), $6 (senior/student), $3.50 (child 3-12)/child under 3 free; $5 (train rides), $3 (motor car rides)

Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove • Melcor Cultural Centre, 35-5th Ave, Spruce Grove • 780.962.0664 • alliedartscouncil.com • Rotation - Gallery; Jan 21-May 5

Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) • 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.422.6223 • youraga.ca • Survival Guide; Until May 7 • Clocks for Seeing: Photography, Time and Motion; Until Jun 18 • Fischli and Weiss/Ibghy and Lemmens; Until Jun 18 • Cyclorama: artwork by Blaine Campbell; Until May 28 • Five Waves of Inspiration; May 3-28 • Weekly Drop-in Activities: Tours for Tots, Every Wed, 10-11am • Youth Workshops, ages 13-17, Every Thu, 4-6pm • Kids’ Open Studio, Every Sat, 1-3pm • Summer ArtBreak Camp, Jul-Aug • Exhibition Tours; Every Sat-Sun, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm • Art for Lunch; 3rd Thu of the month, 12:10-12:50pm • VIBE; 3rd Fri of the month, 5-9pm

Art Gallery Of St Albert (AGSA)

19 Perron St, St Albert • 780.460.4310 • artgalleryofstalbert.ca • High Energy 22:Tracing Space; Apr 27-May 26

ArtWalk • Venues include WARES, Musée

• thefrontgallery.com • Jeff Sylvester; Opening reception: May 11, 7-9pm (artist in attendance)

Gallery@501 • 501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park • 780.410.8585 • strathcona. ca/artgallery • Strathcona Salon Series; May 6-Jun 25; Unveiling Reception: Jun 8, 7 pm Harcourt House Gallery • 3 Fl, 10215-112 St • 780.426.4180 • harcourthouse.ab.ca • Artwork by Mandy Espezil & Paul Boultbee; Apr 20-May 20

Jeff Allen Art Gallery (JAAG) • Strathcona Place Senior Centre, 10831 University Ave, 109 St, 78 Ave • 780.433.5807 • seniorcentre.org • Discovery: artwork by Joyce Bowerman; May 4-Jun 1

Latitude 53 • Latitude 53, 10242-106 St NW • latitude53.org • Skin Glowing in the Moonlight/Based on a True Story; Until May 27

Lendrum Community League Building • 11335-57 Ave • 780.434.1997 • Mother's Day Pottery Sale; May 6, 10am-2pm

Loft Art Gallery • 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park • artsoc@telus.net • artstrathcona.com • Sat-Sun, 12-4pm (closed May long weekend) • Artwork from local artists of the Society • Open until Jun 25 MacEwan University, City Centre Campus • Centre For the Advancement of Faculty Excellence CCC 7-266 • amatejko@ icloud.com • Just a Hard Rain: artwork by Bradley Necyk; Apr 6-Jun 26

Musée Héritage Museum • St Albert Place, 5 St Anne Street, St Albert • MuseeHeritage.ca • 780.459.1528 • museum@artsandheritage.ca • The Life and Legacy of General Sir Arthur Currie; Apr 1-Jun 11 • St. Albert History Gallery; Opens Apr 1 Paint Spot • 10032-81 Ave • 780.432.0240 • paintspot.ca • Naess Gallery: Sketches in the Wild: sketchbooks, paintings, and more by Justina Smith; Until May 20 • Artisan Nook: Paper Body: small sculptures by Stephanie Medford; Until May 20

Peter Robertson Gallery • 12323104 Ave • 780.455.7479 • probertsongallery. com • Land of the Midnight Sun: artwork by Gavin Lynch; May 4-20; Opening reception: May 4, 7-9pm; Artist talk: May 6, 4pm • Artwork by Tim Okamura; May 25-Jun 13; Reception: May 25, 7-9pm

Ericka Walker; May 4-Jun 10 • Sahtuot'ine: Stories from Deline Elders: artwork by Laura Grier; May 4-Jun 10

Strathcona County Museum & Archives • 913 Ash St, Sherwood Park • strathconacountymuseum.ca • Showcasing Tales from the Oral History Collection; until Oct

Telus World of Science • 11211-142 St • telusworldofscienceedmonton.com • Daily activities, demonstrations and experiments • Wild Africa; opens in late Oct • The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition; Opens Jul 1 • Free$117.95 VASA Gallery • 25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St Albert • 780.460.5990 • vasa-art.com • Nature's Garden group show: artwork by various artists; May 2-26; Opening reception: May 4, 6-9pm

West End Gallery • 10337-124 St • 780.488.4892 • westendgalleryltd.com • Iconic Hotels of Western Canada: artwork by Fraser Brinsmead; Apr 22-May 4 • Shi Le: Sault Ste. Marie; May 6-18 Women's Art Museum of Canada • La Cité Francophone 2nd Pavillon, #200, 8627 Rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 St) • 780.803.2016 • info@wamsoc.ca • wamsoc. ca • Good Fences Make Good Neighbours; May 6-26; Opening reception: May 6, 2-4pm

Literary 59 Glass Bridges Book Launch • The Almanac, 10351-82 Ave • bit.ly/2oKerKb • May 11, 7-9pm Audreys Books • 10702 Jasper Ave • Janice MacDonald "Confederation Drive" Book Launch; May 4, 7-9pm • David Van Belle's "Liberation Days" Book Launch; May 8, 7-9pm • Eamon McGrath "Berlin - Warszawa Express" Edmonton Launch; May 10, 7-9pm • Steph Jagger "Unbound" Book Launch; May 11, 7-9pm

Edmonton Story Slam • Mercury Room,10575-114 St • edmontonstoryslam. com • facebook.com/mercuryroomyeg • Great stories, interesting company, fabulous atmosphere • 3rd Wed each month • 7pm (sign-up); 7:30pm • $5 Donation to winner

Naked Girls Reading • Brittany's Lounge, 10225-97 St NW • 780.691.1691 • There will be different themes each month • Every 2nd Tue of month, 8:30-10:30pm • $20 (door); 18+ only Olive Reading Series • The Almanac, 10351 Whyte Ave • Featuring Adam Dickinson • May 9, 7pm • Free

Rouge Poetry Slam hosted by Breath In Poetry Collective • BLVD Supper x Club, 10765 Jasper Ave • Every Tue

Scrambled YEG • Brittany's Lounge, 10225-97 St • 780.497.0011 • Open Genre Variety Stage: artists from all mediums are encouraged to occupy the stage and share their creations • Every Tue-Fri, 5-8pm SCRIPT SALON • Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Upper Arts Space, 10037-84 Ave • A monthly play reading series: 1st Sun each month with a different play by a different playwright "Serenade" book launch with Heather McKenzie • Chapters on Whyte Ave, 10504-82 Ave • May 20, 12pm

TALES–Monthly Storytelling Circle • Parkallen Community Hall, 6510-111 St • Monthly TELLAROUND: 2nd Wed each month • Sep-Jun, 7-9pm • Free • Info: 780.437.7736; talesedmonton@hotmail.com

Héritage Museum, St Albert Library, A Boutique Gallery Bar By Gracie Jane, Art Gallery of St Albert, Bookstore on Perron, VASA • artwalkstalbert.com • The art hits the streets again! Discover a place to enjoy, view and buy art to suit all tastes and budgets. Featuring returning artists and new ones • May 4, Jun 1, Jul 6, Aug 3, Sep 7 (exhibits run all month)

Picture This Gallery • 959 Ordze Rd, Sherwood Park • 780.467.3038 • picturethisgallery.com • 12th Annual Masterpieces in Miniature Art Show; May 6-25

Theatre

Bear Claw Gallery • 10403-124 St •

Provincial Archives of Alberta

11 O'Clock Number • Basement

780.482.1204 • info@bearclawgallery.com • bearclawgallery.com • The Adventures of the Curious Bear in the Red Canoe: artwork by Jason Carter; Apr 22-May 4 • World In Transition: artwork by Jane Ash Poitras and Michael Robinson; May 6-18

• 8555 Roper Road • PAA@gov.ab.ca • 780.427.1750 • culture.alberta.ca/paa/ eventsandexhibits/default.aspx • Let Justice Be Done: The Alberta Provincial Police, 19171932; Until Jun 17

Bleeding Heart Art Space • 9132-

scottgallery.com • Just a Hard Rain: artwork by Brad Necyk; May 13-Jun 3; Opening reception: May 13, 1-4pm • Wonderland: Nature Reconfigured: artwork by Gloira Mok; May 13-Jun 3; Opening reception: May 13, 1-4pm

Scott Gallery • 10411-124 St •

118 Ave • dave@bleedingheartartspace.com • TEXT+IMAGE: A Group Show Curated by Edward Van Vliet; Apr 22-May 20

Borealis Gallery • 9820-107 St • Alberta and the Great War; Feb 17-May 22 • The Dream We Form By Being Together; Jun 29-Oct 1

sNAP Gallery • Society of Northern Alberta Print­- Artists, 10123-121 St • 780.423.1492 • snapartists.com • Influence: artwork by

Upper Crust Café • 10909-86 Ave • 780.422.8174 • strollofpoets.com • The Poets’ Haven Reading Series • Most Mon (except holidays), 7pm, Sep-Mar; presented by the Stroll of Poets Society • $5 (door)

Theatre at Holy Trinity, 10037-84 Ave • grindstonetheatre.ca • This completely improvised musical comedy is based on the suggestions from the audience who will get to experience a brand new story unfold in front of them, complete with impromptu songs, dance breaks and show stopping numbers • Every Fri, starting Jan 20-Jul 30, 11pm

Art • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave NW • shadowtheatre.org • Three old urbane friends have gathered for dinner, but not before one reveals his latest coup: a very expensive painting by one of the hottest artists around, painted entirely in shades of white • Apr 26-May 14

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Best of Broadway Revue: The Golden Age • Basement Theatre, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037-84 Ave NW • A fundraiser. Watch some of the best musical hits from the Great White Way brought to life by performers of The 11 O'Clock Number!: Edmonton's Improvised Musical • May 7, 7pm • $25

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR • Mayfield Dinner Theatre, 16615-109 Ave • 780.483.4051 • mayfieldtheatre.ca • A groundbreaking rock opera that tells the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus through an extraordinary score • Apr 11-Jun 11 Caoimhe and the Four Elements • Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.428.1414/1.800.563.5081 • winspearcentre.com • An Irish Story brought to life by music and dance. Performed by the Knock School of Irish Dance and special guests Jimmy Whiffen and Jake Buckley • May 14, 7-9pm • $35

Chimprov • Citadel's Zeidler Hall, 9828101A Ave • rapidfiretheatre.com • Rapid Fire Theatre’s longform comedy show: improv formats, intricate narratives, and one-act plays • Every Sat, 10pm; Until Jun • $15 (door or buy in adv at TIX on the Square)

Die-Nasty • Varscona Theatre, 1032983 Ave • die-nasty.com • Live improvised soap opera. Join the whole Die-Nasty family REBORN, for a whole season of great artists, earth-shaking discovery, glorious music, hilarious hi jinx ... but mostly Machiavellian Intrigue • Runs every Mon, 6:30pm (doors), 7:30-9:30pm • Oct 17-May 29 • $18 or $13 with a $40 membership; at the door (cash) or at tixonthesquare.com. Season passes are available at the door (cash or cheque only) for $400 with a reserved seat Flashdance: An 80’s Flashback • Jubilations Dinner Theatre, West Edmonton Mall, #2061 8882-170 St • 780.484.2424 • infoedmonton@jubilations.ca • edmonton. jubilations.ca • Welder and go-go dancer Alex convinces the enrollment committee of the Royal Moose Jaw Academy of Dance to come see her dance at the club. On that same night, the owner of the mill, comes to the club; Alex, worried that he might fire her from the mill if he finds out she is a dancer, enlists the help of her crazy group of friends to help fool her boss • Apr 7-Jun 4 (Wed-Sun) • $33.25-$77.95

Irma Voth • Roxy on Gateway, 8529 Gateway Blvd • theatrenetwork.ca • Irma and her sister Aggie live in a Mennonite colony in Chihuahua, Mexico under the dutiful watch of their father. When a famous Mexican filmmaker and his crew arrives to shoot a movie within the colony, the artists involved inspire Irma to seek out new ideas and bravely blaze a trail for her and her sister • Apr 20-May 7, 8pm (Tue-Sat), 2pm (Sun) Hey Ladies! • The Roxy on Gateway (formerly C103), 8529 Gateway Blvd • theatrenetwork.ca • Edmonton’s premier comedy, info-tainment, musical, game, talk show spectacular that’s suitable for all sexes! • May 12, 8pm • $26 (call 780.453.2440) or TIX on the Square Night of One Acts • Performed by the St. Alberta Theatre Troupe. Featuring three different acts • Apr 27-May 13 (Thu-Sat) • $50-$55 Open Jam • Holy Trinity Church, 10037-84 Ave • 780.907.2975 • grindstonetheatre.ca • Facilitated by Grindstone Theatre. Swap games and ideas and get an opportunity to play. For those of all levels • Last Tue of each month Sense and Sensibility • Shoctor Theatre, Citadel Theatre, 9828-101A Ave • citadeltheatre.com • Set in southwest England between 1792 and 1797, and portrays the life and loves of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, sisters who respectively represent the “sense” and “sensibility” of the title • Apr 22-May 14 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street • Westbury Theatre - ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330-84 Ave • elopemusicaltheatre@gmail.com • elopemusicaltheatre.ca • Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife • May 4-13, 7:30pm (2pm on May 7) • $27.50 (adults), $22 (students/ seniors); Available at Tix on the Square

TheatreSports • Citadel's Zeidler Hall, 9828-101A Ave • rapidfiretheatre.com • Improv • Every Fri, 7:30pm and 10pm • SepJun • $15


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GOLDEN FORK AWARDS

Best Fried Chicken

Indie: Boulangerie Bonjour | 8608-99 St | 780.433.5924 | yvanchartrand.com 2nd place: Bon Ton Bakery 3rd place: Breadland

STARTERS

Best Appetizers

Multiple locations: The Keg | kegsteakhouse.com Indie: El Cortez | 8230 Gateway Blvd | 780.760.0200 | elcortezcantina.com 2nd place: Woodwork 3rd place: Block 1912

Best Soups

Multiple locations: TIE–Fife N’ Dekel, Careit Urban Deli Indie: Block 1912 | 10361-82 Ave | 780.433.6575 | block 1912.com 2nd place: The Sequel Cafe 3rd place: TIE–Under the Highwheel, Swiss 2 Go, Prairie Noodle Shop

Best Salads

Multiple locations: The Chopped Leaf | choppedleaf.ca Indie: Block 1912 | 10361-82 Ave | 780.433.6575 | block 1912.com 2nd place: TIE–The Next Act, Greenhouse

Best Nachos

Multiple locations: Brewsters | brewsters.ca Indie: Julio’s Barrio | 10450-82 Ave | 780.431.0774 | juliosbarrio.com 2nd place: The Next Act 3rd place: Dadeo

Best Bakery

Multiple locations: COBS Bread Bakery | cobsbread.com Indie: Duchess Bake Shop | 10718-124 St | 780.488.4999 | duchessbakeshop.com 2nd place: TIE–Bon Ton Bakery, Bonjour Bakery 3rd place: Whimsical Cake Studio

Best Bread

Multiple locations: COBS Bread Bakery | cobsbread.com

Best Chicken Wings

Multiple locations: Wild Wing | wildwingrestaurants.com Indie: TIE–Dadeo, Three Boars 2nd place: The Next Act

Best Wings Night

COMFORT FOOD

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Multiple locations: Hudsons Canada’s Pub | hudsonscanadaspub.com

Best Chili

Multiple locations: Tim Horton’s | timhortons.com Indie: TIE–Dirt Bag Café, Sugarbowl

Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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MEAT

Indie: Northern Chicken | 10704-124 St | 780.756.2239 | northchickenyeg.com 2nd place: The Next Act 3rd place: Urban Diner

Best BBQ

Indie: MEAT | 8216-104 St | 587.520.6338 | meatfordinner.com 2nd place: Smokehouse BBQ 3rd place: Sloppy Hoggs

Best Comfort Food Best Steaks Indie: Phil’s Fudge Factory | philsfudge.com 2nd place: Dadeo 3rd place: TIE–MEAT, The Next Act

Best Fish & Chips BAKED GOODS

Multiple locations: Coco Deep Fried Chicken | cocochicken.ca Indie: Northern Chicken | 10704-124 St | 780.756.2239 | northchickenyeg.com 2nd place: Seoul Fried Chicken 3rd place: MEAT

Multiple locations: Brits Fish and Chips | britsfishandchipsab.com Indie: Grandin Fish ‘N’ Chips | 9902-109 St | 780.250.3474 | grandinfish.ca 2nd place: TIE–The Atlantic Kitchen, Back Home Fish & Chips

Multiple locations: The Keg | kegsteakhouse.com Indie: The Marc | 9940-106 St | 780.429.2828 | themarc.ca 2nd place: Vons Steakhouse & Oyster Bar 3rd place: TIE–Atlas Steak + Fish, Hardware Grill, RGE RD

Best Butcher Indie: ACME Meats | 9570-76 Ave | 780.433.1812 | acmemeatmarket.ca 2nd place: Ben’s Meats & Deli 3rd place: Real Deal Meats

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GOLDEN FORK AWARDS Best Bacon Best Place Best Tacos for the Meat Sweats Indie: The Local Omnivore | 10933-120 St | 780.660.1051 | thelocalomnivore.com 2nd place: TIE–Irvings Farm Fresh, ACME Meat 3rd place: Tzin Wine and Tapas

Best Seafood

Indie: MEAT | 8216-104 St | 587.520.6338 | meatfordinner.com 2nd place: Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse 3rd place: Sloppy Hoggs Roed Hus BBQ

Best African

Multiple locations: Red Lobster | redlobster.ca Indie: Black Pearl Seafood | 10132-104 St | 780.705.7887 | blackpearlseafood.ca 2nd place: Sabor 3rd place: Vons Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

Indie: Langano Skies | 9920-82 Ave | 780.432.3334 | langanoskies.com

AROUND THE WORLD

Best Sushi

Multiple locations: Kyoto Japanese Cuisine Indie: Japonais Bistro | 11806 Jasper Ave | 780.760.1616 | jasponaisbistro.ca 2nd place: Sumo Sumo Sushi Bar & Grill 3rd place: Dorinku

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Best Ukrainian Indie: Uncle Ed’s | 4824-118 Ave | 780.471.1010

Best French

Multiple locations: Jumbo Dim Sum & Dining | 10451-170 St | 780.481.3838 | jumbodimsum.ca Indie: Golden Rice Bow Chinese Restaurant | 5365 Gateway Blvd | 780.435.3388 | goldenricebowl.ca 2nd place: TIE–Tasty Noodle, Beijing Beijing

PLANTS ARTISAN GIFTS COMPOST SALE ACTIVITIES RAFFLE 12 GOLDEN FORK AWARDS

Indie: Sofra Authentic Turkish Restaurant | 10345-106 St | 780.423.3044 2nd place: TIE–La Shish, Co Co Di

Best Pasta

Best Dim Sum

Alberta Avenue Community Centre

Mediterranean

Best Greek

Multiple locations: Chianti Café | chianticafe.ca Indie: Uccellino | 10349 Jasper Ave | 780.426.0346 | uccellino.ca 2nd place: Corso 32 3rd place: TIE–Cibo Bistro, Café Amore

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Best Tapas

Multiple locations: Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar | sabor.ca Indie: Tzin Wine and Tapas | 10115-104 St | 780.428.8948 | tzin.ca 2nd place: Three Boars

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Multiple locations: Taco Time | tacotimecanada.com Indie: Tres Carnales | 10119100A St | 780.429.0911 | trescarnales.com 2nd place: El Cortez 3rd place: Huma Mexican Restaurant

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Multiple locations: OPA! Of Greece | opasouvlaki.ca Indie: Yiannis Taverna | 1044482 Ave | 780.433.6768 | yiannistavern.ca 2nd place: Koutouki 3rd place: TIE–Oil Lamp, Mythos, Urban Greek

Indie: Chartier | 5012-50 St | 780.737.3633 | dinechartier.com 2nd place: The Marc 3rd place: Café Bicyclette

Best Italian

Multiple locations: Chianti | chianticafe.ca Indie: TIE–Corso 32, Uccellino 2nd place: Café Amore 3rd place: Cibo Bistro

Best Spanish

Multiple locations: Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar | sabor.ca Indie: Sabor | 10220-103 St | 780.757.1114 | sabor.ca 2nd place: Tzin Wine and Tapas


GOLDEN FORK AWARDS Tandoori Best Portuguese Multiple locations: Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar | sabor.ca Indie: Sabor | 10220-103 St | 780.757.1114 | sabor.ca

japonaisbistro.ca 2nd place: Dorinku 3rd place: TIE–Sushi Wasabi, Yokozuna

Multiple locations: New Asian Village | newasainvillage.com Indie: Chutneys Indian Grill | 4316-17 St | 780.503.0123 | chutneysindiangrill.com 2nd place: Daawat 3rd place: Khazana

Best Best Lebanese Vietnamese Multiple locations: Pho Hoan Indie: La Shish | 10106-118 St | 780.452.1333 | lashishedmonton.ca 2nd place: Parkallen Restaurant 3rd place: Sunbake Pita Bakery

Best Middle Eastern Indie: TIE–Paramount, Sunbake Pita

Pasteur Indie: Thanh Thanh | 10718-101 St | 780.426.5068 | thanhthanh.ca 2nd place: Lemongrass Café

THANKS YOU FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL VOTES! WE THAT YOU OUR PIZZA!

9605 111 Ave | 780.424.8777 www.tonyspizzapalace.com

Best Mexican / Latin American Indie: Rostizado | 102-10359-104 St | 780.761.0911 | rostizado.com 2nd place: TIE–El Cortez, Tres Carnales 3rd place: Huma

Best East Indian /

Best Chinese

Indie: The Lingnan | 10582-104 St | 780.426.3975 | thelingnan.com 2nd place: TIE–Golden Rice Bowl, All Happy Family Restaurant

Best Korean

Indie: Bul Go Gi House | 8813-92 St | 780.466.2330 | edmontonkoreanfood.com 2nd place: Nongbu Korean eatery

Best Thai

Multiple locations: Viphalay | viphalay.com Indie: The King and I | 8208-107 St | 780.433.2222 | thekingandi.ca 2nd place: Bua Thai

Best Japanese

4:42 PM

The moment you got together on the best patio in the city. The patios of Fairmont Hotel Macdonald are now open. Join us all summer long! Gateway to your moment in over 20 countries. fairmont.com/macdonald T: +1 780 777 9818

Multiple locations: TIE–Kyoto, Nomiya Indie: Japonais Bistro | 11806 Jasper Ave | 780.760.1616 |

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Arts

Canada Day

Events

Want to know more about what's happening this summer? Check out this year's Hot Summer Guide, out June 1!

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GOLDEN FORK AWARDS Best Wraps

Best Desserts

Multiple locations: Press’d | pressdsandwiches.ca Indie: Sailin’ On

Best Hamburgers SANDWICHES

Best Sandwiches

Multiple locations: Press’d | pressdsandwiches.ca Indie: Farrow | 8422-109 St | 780.757.4160 | farrowsandwiches.ca 2nd place: Block 1912 3rd place: Swiss 2 Go

Best Donair

Multiple locations: Simply Donair

Indie: Swiss Donair | 8308-144 Ave | 780.377.7777 2nd place: TIE–Simon King Donair, Next Act 3rd place: TIE–High Voltage, Donair Express, Chomps Donair

LOVE THE EXPERIENCE! If you liked the food, you’ll

Multiple locations: The Burger’s Priest | theburgerspriest.com Indie: The Next Act | 8224-104 St | 780.433.9345 | nextactpub.com 2nd place: The Local Omnivore

Best Food Festival

Indie: TIE–Block 1912, Duchess Bake Shop 2nd place: Phil’s Fudge Factory 3rd place: Vi’s For Pies

Join us this August heritagefest.ca/volunteer

Best Ice Cream / Fro Yo / Gelato

Multiple locations: Marble Slab | marbleslab.ca Indie: Revolution Ice Cream Company 2nd place: Block 1912 3rd place: Pinnocchio Ice Cream

SWEETS

Best Chocolatier

Best Sweets Shop

Multiple locations: JACEK Chocolate Couture | jacekchocolate.com Indie: Phil’s Fudge Factory | philsfudge.com

Indie: Duchess Bake Shop | 10718-124 St | 780.488.4999 | duchessbakeshop.com 2nd place: Phil’s Fudge Factory 3rd place: Sweet Convenience

Thank you Edmonton for voting us Best Curry! 7

2nd Place for Best Takeout Best East Indian / Tandoori 3rd Place Best All You Can Eat

We raise our radler to the Golden Fork Awards

Stoked to be a part of your #yegsummer!

Authentic East Indian Cuisine

Lunch & Dinner Buffet 7 days a week!

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10015 82 Ave (Whyte Avenue) 780.469.3517 • Monday - Saturday 11am -11pm / Sunday 11am -10pm

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EDMONTON, YOU ROCK!

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10350 – 124 Street | @YEGnoodles Take Out/UberEATS | 780-705-1777

ON THE GO

Best Takeout

Multiple locations: Oodle Noodle | oodlenoodle.ca Indie: Seoul Fried Chicken | 7904-104 St | 780.761.3616 | sfcseoulfriedchicken.com 2nd place: TIE–Daawat, La Shish Taouk

Best Takeout Containers Multiple locations: Oodle Noodle | oodlenoodle.ca

Thank you for voting us Edmonton’s Best Charcuterie Board/Plate!

Best Delivery Service Indie: Skip The Dishes | skipthedishes.com 2nd place: Uber Eats

Best Food Truck

Indie: Jeepnay Jaytee 2nd place: Dedo’s Food Truck and Catering 3rd place: Drift Food Truck

FRIES

Best Poutine

Multiple locations: My Fries | myfries.ca Indie: La Poutine | 8720-109 St | 780.757.7222 | la-poutine.com 2nd place: Chartier 3rd place: Café Bicyclette

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GOLDEN FORK AWARDS Best French Best Pizza Fries (Classic)

Multiple locations: McDonalds | mcdonalds.ca Indie: Dadeo | 10548a Whyte Ave | 780.433.0930 | dadeo.ca 2nd place: The Next Act 3rd place: TIE–La Poutine, The Buckingham, The Local Omnivore

Multiple locations: Royal Pizza | royalpizza.ca Indie: Tony’s Pizza Palace | 9605-111 Ave | 780.424.8777 | tonyspizzapalace.com 2nd place: TIE–Rosso Pizzeria, Love Pizza 3rd place: TIE–Arcadia Bar, New Way Pizza

8224 - 104 St.

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RUNNER-UP BEST ALBERTA BREWERY

@NextActPub

Thank you Vue Readers

Best Pizza Multiple locations: Famoso | famoso.ca Indie: TIE–Love Pizza & Rosso Pizzeria 2nd place: Tony’s Pizza Palace 3rd place: Ragazzi Bistro Italiano

780.433.9345

You rated us #1 for...

service • Pub bargain (-$15 Entree) • Burgers Favourite Mainstay • Pub Food Hangover Cure

8216 104 St. 587.520.6338 @MeatForDinner

Best bbq Best Place for the Meat Sweats Best smokehouse

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GOLDEN FORK AWARDS Best Chef

Best Brunch

Best Hidden Gem

Best Lunchtime Grab and Go

Indie: Daniel Costa (Corso32, Bar Bricco, Uccellino) 2nd place: TIE–Eric Hanson (Prairie Noodle Shop), Roger Letourneau (Bar Clementine)

SPECIALTY

Best Gluten Free

Multiple locations: My Fries | myfries.ca Indie: Kinnikkinnick | 10940-120 St | 780.732.7527 | getitfresh.ca 2nd place: Oh My Goodies

Indie: Belgravia Hub | 7609-115 St | 780.756.3344 | belhub.com 2nd place: Sweet Convenience 3rd place: Dirtbag Café

Best Vegetarian Indie: Café Mosaics | 10844 Whyte Ave | 780.433.9702 | cafemosaics.com 2nd place: Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant 3rd place: Noorish

Best Vegan

Indie: Café Mosaics | 10844 Whyte Ave | 780.433.9702 | cafemosaics.com 2nd place: Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant 3rd place: The Buckingham

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Best Caterer

Multiple locations: Press’d | pressdsandwiches.ca

TIME OF DAY

Best Breakfast

Multiple locations: Cora | chezcora.com Indie: Sugarbowl | 10922-88 Ave | 780.433.8369 | thesugarbowl.org 2nd place: TIE–Blue Plate Diner, Highlevel Diner, Under the High Wheel 3rd place: TIE–Commodore, Hap’s Hungry House, Route 99, Urban Diner

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Multiple locations: Fife N’ Dekel | fifendekel.ca Indie: Farrow | 8422-109 St | 780.757.4160 | farrowsandwoches.ca 2nd place: TIE–Chicken for Lunch, Chutney’s Indian Grill, Dadeo, Swiss 2 Go 3rd place: The Local Omnivore

Best PreTheatre Dining Multiple locations: Famoso | famoso.ca Indie: Belgravia Hub | 7609-115 St | 780.756.3344 | belhub.com 2nd place: Zinc 3rd place: Normand’s

Best Late Night / All Night

Indie: All Happy Family Restaurant | 10011-106 Ave | 780.421.8297 | allhappyfamilyrestaurant.ca 2nd place: North 53 3rd place: Steel Wheels

Thanks Edmonton for voting us

Best Chinese South Main 3350 Parson Rd

Edmonton's oldest operating Chinese restaurant. Celebrating 70 years serving Edmontonians!

Franchising available! cocochicken.ca 18 GOLDEN FORK AWARDS

Indie: The Local Omnivore | 10933-120 St | 780.660.1051 | thelocalomnivore.com 2nd place: TIE–Café Linnea, Canteen, MEAT, Sugarbowl, New York Bagel Café

10582 - 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta 780.426.3975 • www.thelingnan.com e Lingnan circa 1942

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MODERN BOWL tabbouleh, pineapple salsa, roasted cauliflower and broccoli, tomatoes, cucumber, fresh greens, jasmine rice, miso carrot ginger sauce.

- with grilled chicken, glazed salmon or grilled avocado -

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GOLDEN FORK AWARDS Best Bubble Tea Shop

2nd place: Duggan’s Boundary 3rd place: Black Dog Freehouse

Multiple locations: Dream Tea

House | dreamtea.ca Indie: CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice 10147-109 St | 780.756.7752

COFFEE / TEA

Best Coffee Shop

Multiple locations: Transcend Coffee | transcendcoffee.ca Indie: Block 1912 | 10361 Whyte

THANKS

Indie: Tzin Wine and Tapas | 10115-104 St | 780.428.8948 | tzin.ca 2nd place: Bar Clementine 3rd place: TIE–Wine Room, Bar Bricco

Best Coffee Roasters

Multiple locations: Transcend Coffee | transcendcoffee.ca Indie: Ace Coffee Roasters

Ave | 780.433.6575 | block1912.com

FOR ALL THE

2nd place: Dirtbag Café 3rd place: BRU Coffee + Beer House

VOTES, AND FOR A

GREAT

Multiple locations: Remedy Café | remedycafe.ca Indie: The Tea Girl | 12411 Stony Plain Road NW | 780.732.4832 | theteagirl.com 2nd place: Cally’s Teas 3rd place: Block 1912

BEER, BOURBON, CHICKEN! northchickenyeg.com 780.756.2239 10704 124 street

the

Best Happy Hour

Indie: TIE–Black Dog Freehouse, North 53 2nd place: Bar Clementine

Best Tea Shop

6 MONTHS!

Best Wine Bar

Best Cocktails

DRINKS

Best Pub

Indie: The Next Act | 8224-104 St | 780.433.9345 | nextactpub.com

Cora

Whether it’s our scrumptious crêpes, our delicious French toast, mountains of fresh fruit or our defining egg dishes, you’ll find something to delight your taste buds!

Indie: TIE–Bar Clementine, North 53 2nd place: Woodwork 3rd place: Have Mercy

WINNER! Best African THANKS

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FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! We are honoured to win our 12th Golden Fork Award for Best African Restaurant. We could not have done it without our amazing customers and we would not be here without your support.

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We are excited to spend another year serving Edmonton's best authentic Ethiopian food!

LANGANO SKIES WILL BE AT THE FESTS THIS SUMMER! Visit us at

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EDMONTON WEST

Wine & Beyond at Emerald Hills

Wine & Beyond at Windermere

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Best Wine List Best Wine List Best Beer List Best Alberta (Glass)

(Bottle)

(Tap)

Indie: TIE–Bar Clementine, Tzin Wine & Tapas 2nd place: TIE–Wine Room, Woodwork

Indie: Tzin Wine and Tapas | 10115-104 St | 780.428.8948 | tzin.ca 2nd place: Bar Clementine

Multiple locations: Craft Beer Market | craftbeermarket.ca Indie: Sugarbowl | 10922-88 Ave | 780.433.8369 | thesugarbowl.org 2nd place: MKT 3rd Place: Underground Tap & Grill

Brewery

Indie: Alley Kat Brewing Company | 9929-60 Ave | 780.436.8922 | alleykatbeer.com 2nd place: Yellowhead Brewery

(Bottle)

S N O I T A L ATU

CONGR

…TO ALL OUR WINNERS FROM EDMONTON’S FOOD DISTRICT, 124 STREET!

Indie: Servus Heritage Days | heritagefest.ca 2nd place: Taste of Edmonton 3rd place: What the Truck

Best Beverage Festival / Event

Best Beer List Indie: Sugarbowl | 10922-88 Ave | 780.433.8369 | thesugarbowl.org 2nd place: Arcadia Bar

Best Food Festival / Event

EVENTS

Indie: Edmonton Craft Beer Festival 2nd place: Edmonton International Beer Festival 3rd place: Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival

dove l'italiano è vivo “where italian comes alive”

Molte Grazie! For Recognizing vivo ristorante as Best Fine Dining (+$30 Entree). #OurGuestsaretheBest

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ristorante 18352 – Lessard Road Edmonton, Alberta T6M 2W8 Ph: 780.756.7710 westend@vivoristorante.ca

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ristorante, pizzeria, taverna 10505 - 106 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2X5 Ph: 587-525-7500 downtown@vivoristorante.ca

Thank you for voting Sofra! 10345 106 St • 780.423.3044 22 GOLDEN FORK AWARDS

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GOLDEN FORK AWARDS Best All You Can Eat

DELICIOUS LEFTOVERS

Best New Restaurant

Indie: Plates International Buffet | 3975 Calgary Trail | 780.428.8877 | platesbuffet.com 2nd place: TIE–Zen Sushi, Watari, Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse 3rd place: Dawaat

Best Service

(opened after May 2016)

Indie: Chutneys Indian Grill | 4316-17 St | 780.503.0123 | chutneysindiangrill.com 2nd place: TIE–Bar Clementine, Northern Chicken, OTTO 3rd place: Dorinku

Best Bartending

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Indie: Bar Clementine | 11957 Jasper Ave | 780.756.4570 | barclementine.ca 2nd place: North 53 3rd place: Woodwork

1 BEST ! ST

POUTINE

Best Pub Food

Indie: TIE–Bar Clementine, The Next Act 2nd place: TIE–Block 1912, Café Linnea, Tzin Wine and Tapas, Uccellino

Multiple locations: Sherlock Holmes | thesherlockspubs.com Indie: The Next Act | 8224-104 St | 780.433.9345 | nextactpub.com 2nd place: The Buckingham 3rd place: Duggan’s Boundary

THANKS , TON N O M D E E

YOU’R O! E TO M O S E W A

8720 109 Street • 780-757-7222 • www.la-poutine.com

BEST VEGETARIAN BEST VEGAN

10844 ON WHYTE | MADE IN EDMONTON | WWW.CAFEMOSAICS.COM | @CAFEMOSAICS ART DESIGNED BY: HAYLEE FORTIN | HAYLEE@UALBERTA.CA | @HAIL.MEISTER

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Most Best When Best Washroom Surprising Dish Going Solo Winner: Block 1912 | 10361-82 Multiple locations: TIE–Cactus in the City Indie: The bacon at Tzin Wine and Tapas | 10115-104 St | 780.428.8948 | tzin.ca

WINNER

Best Donair

Favourite Mainstay

Thanks Edmonton for your loyalty over the past 17 years. We look forward to continuing to serve Edmonton's donair connoisseurs.

Indie: TIE–Dadeo, The Next Act 2nd place: Block 1912 3rd place: TIE–The Marc, Tzin Wine & Tapas

8308 144 Ave NW 780 377 7777 swissdonair.com

We’ve moved!

Ave | 780.433.6575 | block1912.com

Best Guilty Pleasure

Indie: Phil’s Fudge Factory | philsfudge.com 2nd place: Block 1912 3rd place: TIE–Duchess Bake Shop, The Local Omnivore

Club, Joey Indie: Bar Clementine | 11957 Jasper Ave | 780.756.4570 | barclementine.ca 2nd place: Have Mercy 3rd place: El Cortez

Best Patio

Multiple locations: Craft Beer Market | craftbeermarket.ca Indie: TIE–Black Dog Freehouse, Courtyard Marriott 2nd place: O’Byrnes

Best Date Night Restaurant

Best Hotel Restaurant

Most Innovative Menu

Best for People Watching

Indie: Block 1912 | 10361-82 Ave | 780.433.6575 | block 1912.com 2nd place: Tzin Wine & Tapas 3rd place: Bar Bricco

Indie: Chutneys Indian Grill | 4316-17 St | 780.503.0123 | chutneysindiangrill.com 2nd place: Bar Clementine 3rd place: Tzin Wine & Tapas

THANK YOU EDMONTON!

Indie: Harvest Room | 10065100 St | 780.429.6424 | fairmont.com 2nd place: Confederation Lounge 3rd place: Ampersand 27

Indie: Block 1912 | 10361-82 Ave | 780.433.6575 | block 1912.com 2nd place: Julio’s Barrio 3rd place: Zinc

BEST FISHMONGER

Thank you VUE Weekly readers for voting us Best Cookware Store (Multiple Locations) for the 3rd year running!

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10820 Whyte Avenue • 587-521-2034 @knifewearYEG • knifewear.com 10820 Whyte Avenue

WWW.EFFINGSEAFOODS.COM 250.668.0356 |

knifewear.com @knifewearyeg

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Most KidFriendly

Multiple locations: TIE–Boston Pizza, Cora, Red Robin

Best Menu Best Hangover Layout/Design Cure Indie: Bar Clementine | 11957 Jasper Ave | 780.756.4570 | barclementine.ca 2nd place: TIE–Dorinku, The Needle Vinyl Tavern

Best Interior Design Cookware Store Indie: Bar Clementine | 11957 Jasper Ave | 780.756.4570 | barclementine.ca 2nd place: TIE–Block 1912, El Cortez 3rd place: Ampersand 27

Indie: TIE–The Local Omnivore, The Next Act

Best Restaurant Name

Multiple locations: Knifewear | knifewear.com Indie: Barb’s Kitchen | 9766-51 Ave | 780.437.3134 | barbskitchen.com

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Indie: Have Mercy | 8232 Gateway Blvd | 780.760.0203 | havemercy.ca 2nd place: Tzin Wine & Tapas 3rd place: TIE–Bar Clementine, Dirtbag Café, RGE RD

STAFF WRITER

Postvue Publishing is seeking an additional staff writer for our editorial team. Postvue Publishing is an Edmonton based publishing company that produces multiple print and digital products. Our focus is to create and produce strong editorial products that are of interest to Edmontonians and Albertans.

About this Career Opportunity:

Qualifications and Requirements:

• Responsible for contributing a variety of editorial content for various products in our portfolio, including contract publishing

• Have a minimum of two years’ experience in the publishing industry

• Maintain the highest possible standard of editorial quality within the objectives of the company • Work with the publisher to strengthen and develop brand initiatives • Contribute to our online and social media presence • Work with the company’s digital team on strategy and execution of online and social media content • Maintain a reasonably strong visual and social presence within the community at large, acting as an ambassador for Postvue Publishing • Maintain reasonable and professional contact with the business community, both clients of Postvue Publishing and others, in an effort to foster deeper and more lasting relationships • Maintain impeccable relationships with Postvue Publishing’s contract publishing clients

• Possess a BA and/or a journalism degree • Have excellent research, writing and editing skills • Be detail oriented and meticulous • Produce completely accurate and impeccable copy that rarely requires rewrites or corrections • Possess a strong grasp of social trends and consumer behaviour • Have a strong knowledge and network of contacts in the arts and music community • Have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills • Be fully functional with MS Word, Excel, and InDesign

Working Conditions: • Irregular business hours may apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to Lee Butler at lee@vueweekly.com and Joanne Layh at joanne@vueweekly.com for consideration. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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GOLDEN FORK AWARDS Best Best Organic Atmosphere Grocery

Thank you Edmonton for voting us

BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANT nomiyarestaurant.com Calgary Trail | Ellerslie | Oliver Village

Indie: Block 1912 | 10361-82 Ave | 780.433.6575 | block 1912.com 2nd place: Tie–Bar Clementine, The Next Act 3rd place: TIE–Baijiu, El Cortez, Tzin Wine & Tapas

Winner: Blush Lane | blushlane.com

Best reason to pay for parking during a home Oilers game

Multiple locations: Italian Centre Shop | italiancentre.ca

Indie: Baijiu Bar | 10359-104 St | 780.421.7060 | baijiuyeg.com 2nd place: TIE– Rostizado, Tzin Wine and Tapas

A Great Italian Restaurant, Reasonably Priced!

Join us Mon & Tues for

PASTA FRENZY all pasta creations only $

9.99!

Thank you for voting us Edmonton’s Best Italian Restaurant and Best Pasta! Clareview

13712-40 Street 780-456-3211

Best Farmers’ Market

Indie: City Market | city-market.ca 2nd place: Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market 3rd place: 124 Grand Markets

Best Specialty Grocery Multiple locations: Italian Centre Shop | italiancentre.ca Indie: Sweet Convenience | 16930-107 Ave | 780.489.7993 2nd place: K&K Foodliner

Best Import Food Shop

Multiple locations: Italian Centre Shop | italiancentre.ca Indie: Sweet Convenience | 16930-107 Ave | 780.489.7993 2nd place: K&K Foodliner

7 Old Strathcona

10501-82 Avenue 780-439-9829

Best Fishmonger Indie: Effing Seafoods | effingseafood.com 2nd place: Ocean Odyssey

www.chianticafe.ca 26 GOLDEN FORK AWARDS

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Best Ethnic Grocer

Best Grocery Store

Multiple locations: Italian Centre Shop | italiancentre.ca

Best Beer Store

Multiple locations: Wine and Beyond | wineandbeyond.ca Indie: Sherbrooke Liquor Store | 11819 St. Albert Trail | 780.455.4556 | sherbrookeliquor.com 2nd place: Keg n Cork

Best Wine Store

Multiple locations: Wine and Beyond | wineandbeyond.ca Indie: Color De Vino | 9606-82 Ave | 780.439.9069 | colordevino.ca 2nd place: Keg n Cork 3rd place: deVine Wines and Spirits

Best Spirits Store

Multiple locations: TIE–Wine and Beyond, Solo Liquor Indie: Keg n Cork | 3845-99 St | 780.461.0191 | kegncork.com 2nd place: TIE– Sherbrooke Liquor Store, Color De Vino 3rd place: deVine Wines and Spirits

Best Cheese Shop

Multiple locations: Italian Centre Shop | italiancentre.ca Indie: Paddy’s International Cheese Market | 12509-102 Ave | 780.413.0367 2nd place: Cavern 3rd place: Cheese Factory


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@FamosoPizza |

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GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! 780.425.1820 • citadeltheatre.com

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ON STAGE NOW TO MAY 14/17 “a seductive evening…a radiant, compulsively entertaining new adaptation by Tom Wood.” – LIZ NICHOLLS, 12thnight.ca

An Adaptation by TOM WOOD Based on the novel by JANE AUSTEN Directed by BOB BAKER Set and Costume Design by LESLIE FRANKISH Featuring the Participants of the 2017 Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program Elinor and Edward, Marianne and Willoughby. An 18th century comedy of manners based on Jane Austen’s much-beloved classic.

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GOLDEN FORK AWARDS 2nd place: Vicky’s Bistro 3rd place: TIE–Café Haven, Nitza’s Pizza, Pasta Pantry

WORTH THE TRIP

Worth the Trip - Calgary Multiple locations: Peters’ Drive-in | petersdrivein.com Indie: Model Milk | 308-17 Ave | 403.265.7343 | modelmilk.ca

Worth the Trip - St. Albert

Indie: Jack’s Burger Shack | #130 15 Perron St | 780.458.0055 | jacksburgershack.ca 2nd place: Cajun House 3rd place: Enjoy Centre

Worth the Trip Sherwood Park

Indie: Sumo Sumo | #300, 220 Lakeland Drive | 780.416.7866 | sumosumosushi.com

Worth the Trip - Leduc

Indie: Habaneros Mexican Grill | 5015-48A St | 780.986.1377 | habanerosmexicana.ca

COST

Best Fine Dining

(+ $30 Entree)

Worth the Trip - Spruce Grove

Multiple locations: Vivo | vivoristorante.ca Indie: RGE RD | 10643-123 St | 780.447.4577 2nd place: Hardware Grill 3rd place: Corso 32

Indie: Sandyview Farms | 155 South Avenue | 780.962.0067 | sandyviewfarms.com 2nd place: Jack’s Diner 3rd place: Porta Romana

WINNER

B E ST P O U T I N E &

E E R F N E T U L G T S BE

Best MidPrice

(+/- $20 Entree)

Worth the Trip - Fort Saskatchewan Indie: The Downtown Diner | 10209-100 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan | 780.998.1435 2nd place: TIE–Sugar Mountain Cotton Candy, Atlantic Kitchen

Indie: Bar Clementine 2nd place: TIE–Rostizado, Chartier 3rd place: TIE–Belgravia Hub, MEAT, Tzin Wine and Tapas, Woodwork

Best Bargain (- $15 Entree)

Multiple locations: My Fries | myfries.ca Indie: The Next Act 2nd place: TIE–Block 1912, Dadeo, The Local Omnivore 3rd place: TIE–Chutneys, Tres Carnales, Seoul Fried Chicken

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hef David Omar and dietitian Emily Mardell are each used to plying their culinary and dietary skills to worthwhile, community focused ends. Mardell has used her professional knowledge to help young mothers and this August will mark Omar’s third-year cooking with Feast on the Field. Cheap, nutritious, and above all tasty recipes are what you can expect to find in a new and distinctly Canadian digital cookbook. Omar and Mardell are two of the 15 top chefs and dietitians that have contributed to Out of the Box: Healthy Family Pasta Meals on a Budget, as part of Catelli Foods' Feed the Hope initiative. “It’s not just about emergency food

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relief,” says Mardell. “Food is a right, not a privilege. It’s recognizing that food should be appropriate both nutritionally, culturally, in terms of affordability, and it should be accessible for all.” For every download, Catelli is donating a serving of pasta to a family in need through Canada’s food banks, with the goal being to reach one million families served. Edmonton’s contribution comes from the team of Omar, Executive Chef at Zinc in the Art Gallery of Alberta, and Mardell. Their recipe combines Greek yogurt, asparagus and zucchini into a vegetarian bowtie pasta dish. “I think it’s geared toward families, but pretty much anyone can use it,”

says Omar. “I think it’s really beneficial to younger families, maybe students. People who are just looking for some cool new ideas. But of course, it’s a free download and it’s available for everybody and anybody who wants to download it.” All 15 of the dishes contained in the book can be prepared for under $15, and are intended to feed a family of four. A recent industry study, conducted on behalf of Catelli Foods, found that in the last five years, 93 percent of the 251 food banks surveyed had increased their focus on nutrition. With that in mind, the new cookbook has been rolled out both for a cost-effective meal, and part of an educational

campaign. Omar and Mardell will be speaking with some of the city’s high school students in order to promote more nutritional food bank donations and more nutritious eating. “I would say that it gave me an opportunity to shine a light on just the need for our foodbank,” says Mardell. “Usually everyone kind of thinks about the foodbank around September onward, kind of through the Christmas season there’s a big push. But the spring is such a big opportunity because we’re able to highlight nutrition as a part of that healthy food basket, and make the food baskets that are at the food bank more healthier [and] more enriched with local affordable, accessible food.”

catelli.ca/feed-the-hope If you plan on trying out their vegetarian bowtie pasta with Greek yogurt recipe for a family dinner or an in-home date night—Omar has some helpful advice. “Sautee that onion and the garlic nice and slow, so the aromas come up and the onions soften up and become translucent. And then your harder vegetables in first, and softer vegetables to finish,” says Omar. As for pairing, “Juice; I’d go a cranberry, soft cranberry or grape. Wine, I’d probably go with a crisp, cold chardonnay. If you like red then like a light pinot.” LUCAS PROVENCHER POP@VUEWEEKLY.COM

REVUE // GRAPHIC NOVEL

Take me out to the golem America's pastime viewed through a darker lens

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merican baseball is often thought of as the light-hearted, family-friendly sport that feeds the machines of democracy and patriotism; a sport that goes hand-in-hand with the “achievable” American Dream. Unfortunately, the reality can be much darker and James Sturm’s 2017 graphic novel reissue of The Golem’s Mighty Swing reveals the invisible truth. Centering on the fictional Jewish-American baseball team, the Stars of David, Sturm’s 110-page black and white, sepiatoned graphic novel touches on racism, small town America, desperation and baseball in the 1920s. The Stars of David are a travelling allJewish team that earn their living bussing from town to town playing local squads.

After they face financial difficulties, the team’s captain, Noah Strauss, strikes a deal with a Chicago promoter who wishes to transform the team’s largest bearded player, Hershl Bloom, into a golem from Jewish folklore. For the fans, the game becomes more of a spectacle of watching the Golem and the Stars more than the game of baseball. Along the way, the Stars face anti-Semitism and threats to their lives. Baseball becomes less about sportsmanship and more about survival. Sturm’s graphic novel has a simple narrative, but his imagery is what really stands out. Each panel has that concrete, hardline style found in graphic novels, but Sturm chooses to add meticulous details to cer-

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tain objects. This By James Sturm is easily seen Drawn and Quarterly, $19.95 when Sturm  introduces the small American towns as the Stars drive through. Minor characters become obstacles and grow more detailed as the narrative continues. Then there’s the Golem—Sturm’s hulking creature whose costume is centered around stereotypic racism. Initially released in 2001, The Golem’s Mighty Swing was a thought-provoking read. It seems many comics nowadays focus on vivid action and lose their speed within the plot. This is not the case with this tale of America’s favourite pastime.

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his may only be the second year NorthwestFest is sporting its new name, but as Canada’s longest running nonfiction film festival, its history goes back decades. Formerly the Global Visions Film Festival, the new moniker NorthwestFest International Documentary and Media Arts Festival has far more heft, as does the festival itself. What was once a three-day event is now a 10day smorgasbord of variety designed to entice a wider audience, festival director Guy Lavallee says. “We realized that to really have more of an international festival flavour, you need to be more than three days long,” he says. Consequently, the festival expanded while subtly shifting its tone in the process. “Before, the emphasis was a little bit more on the activism side of the types of films that [we] were showing,” Lavallee says. “By their very nature, documentaries, a lot of times, are going to be about issues.” However, by promoting the festival as more of a collection of real stories, Lavallee says they elicited a stellar response from attendees. “It’s not just strictly hardcore social issue documentaries,” Lavallee says. “It’s documentaries about people and music and all sorts of different subject matters.” In total, the festival reviewed almost 550 films, more than 80 percent of which were submissions. The 46 scheduled events at the festival span more than just movie theatre screenings. At some screenings, filmmaker and celebrity appearances will sweeten the deal for a charitable cause. For instance, Theoren Fleury’s book sign-

ing event during the festival’s opening night and premiere of Victor Walk at Metro Cinema on Friday at 6 pm. Other special events at the festival include a pair of Mother’s Day screenings at the Royal Alberta Museum theatre in Glenora, a series of Donald Trump-focused documentary screenings at the Matrix Hotel, and a National Film Board of Canada premier of Invisible World, an interactive virtual reality film at the Art Gallery of Alberta on May 13 at 12 pm. NorthwestFest is also trying something new this year, with live daily lunchtime podcast sessions at The Needle from May 8 to 12. They feature discussions from professionals on topics like the divide between Edmonton’s sports and arts scenes, or the evolution of podcasting in our city. Lavallee says these value-added events help NorthwestFest feel more like a festival rather than just a collection of screenings—something that’s essential without the conference atmosphere touted at other film fests like Sundance or the Toronto International Film Festival. “When you have a smaller regional festival like we have and with not as much of an industry presence, it’s more of an audience-driven festival,” Lavallee says. “We want, as much as possible, when people are coming out—whether it’s a screening or whether it’s an event or whatever it is—that it feels like an experience that you can’t get sitting at home watching Netflix. That’s why we've tried to introduce a lot of more experiential type things.” He says it’s all part of the constant battle for attention. The festival

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moved from November to February, and now to May to try to carve out some space for itself—but there are always challenges. “With any festival, you're always fighting competition against other events,” Lavallee says. “We’re launching [this] week against the Oilers’ first playoff run in 11 years.” Public attention was distracted at last year’s festival as it opened the day Fort McMurray tragically burned to the ground. Despite the uncontrollable distractions, Lavallee thinks NorthwestFest is on to something with its new format and programming. “We realized we were making so many drastic changes while keeping the core of what had been done for the last 30 years, which was documentaries and nonfiction film—shining a spotlight on that,” Lavallee says. And he says the decision has paid off, so far. “The response last year was overwhelmingly positive from people who came to the festival,” he says. “They loved the name and the feel and everything, so we feel like we’re in a pretty good position right now moving forward.” In the future, Lavallee wants the festival to be a heavy-hitter in Edmonton, one that people schedule vacation time around months in advance. But for now, he says putting forward a varied experience is a great first step along the road to that lofty goal. “It takes a long time to get to that point, so even though Global Visions was around for more than 30 years, in many ways we’re really just in the infancy of reinvention,” Lavallee says. KEVIN PENNYFEATHER ARTS@VUEWEEKLY.COM


REVUE // DOCUMENTARY

Tapping into Scientology

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ouis Theroux, a BBC documentary presenter who started out in Michael Moore’s TV Nation series and specializes in quizzical studies of American sub-cultures, turns his wry British eye to David Miscavige’s “church” in My Scientology Movie.

While at times too caught up in his stunt-journalism conceit, Theroux does uncover a particular Los Angeles kookiness beneath the world’s most famous cult. Theroux’s approach is far from the methodical exposé of Alex Gibney’s

excellent Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015). He brings in Marty Rathbun—a exmember turned outspoken opponent—to advise on reenactments of a Miscavige speech, a Scientology exercise, and a scene from the Scientology headquarter's (Gold Base) “hole,” where Rathbun and others allege abuses took place. Theroux and Rathbun are followed and filmed around Los Angeles or San Jacinto (outside Gold Base, where Miscavige and many of the elite Sea Org live) by "church" members, sometimes vocally “squirrel-busting” Rathbun for his apostasy. There’s a cult around celebrity and film-fame in Los Angeles that Scien-

tology’s been tapping into for decades (Exhibit A: the group’s 2004 gala where Tom Cruise was awarded the Freedom Medal of Valor). From the start, where a woman walks by a hotel room where Theroux’s talking to Rathbun, then pops in to tell Theroux’s crew not to film her, only to explain she’s an actress—we’re falling down the rabbit-hole into La La Land. Moments where Theroux’s crew films those filming Rathbun drop us into a hall of mirrors. The reenactments—especially the impressive ferocity of the actor playing Miscavige—brush another patina of un-

reality over a group subscribing to founder L. Ron Hubbard’s mix of business jargon and pseudo-science—not to mention Thetans and engrams. A little goes a long way with those reenactments, and Theroux’s Moorestyle confrontations with Scientology officials outside the Gold Base become rote. The odd-couple comedy of him and Rathbun driving around Los Angeles palls, too. What lingers is the whiff of aggression around the ex-Scientologist—it seems the tactics of confrontation and attack have never left him. BRIAN GIBSON

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REVUE // DOCUMENTARY

Writing a life story

Highlighting the trials and tribulations of the obituary section Directed by Vanessa Gould Obit Now playing 

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ere’s a file with a name you’ve never seen before; now you have to find the story of her or his life and write it up—let’s say 500 words— in the next seven hours. No wonder Margalit Fox, an obituarist at the New York Times, says she feels terror every workday. She and her life-afterdeath-writing colleagues are the subjects of Obit, which has its moments of colour, pathos and insight. Vanessa Gould’s film zips us between job-shadowing the paper’s obit writers (confirming cause of death, poring over clippings, thrashing out the lede paragraph) and some newsprint eulogies. There was that “expert on exotic chickens” or the “underwater cartographer.” We discover

who John Fairfax was, hear about a match-making maître d’ at a Catskills hotel, learn about an exotic dancer who knew Jack Ruby, and find out the bass player for “Rock Around the Clock” had a hog butcher for a father. These snippets of newsworthy (usually American) lives may make you start wondering a little more about people. (For instance, obit writer Bruce Weber has two fingers on his right hand, while the caretaker of the Times “morgue” of file clippings has one finger on his right hand ...) Still, while the obit department may no longer be the “Siberia” to which a paper’s out-of-favour journalists are exiled, fact-checking,

corrections, Page One round-table meetings, even the paper’s oldest advance-obit, are only so interesting. Fox comes off a tad affected and grandiose, and the structure’s constant shifts between current writers and past write-ups makes for a, oh, bitty narrative. What’s best are the fine print details: reflecting the deceased’s qualities by, say, penning a piece about author David Foster Wallace’s demise with jots of his maximalist style; musings about fate versus freewill (though such quirks and quiddities would be better teased out by someone like Errol Morris); the sudden pressure to “cobble together” the life story of someone famous who’s died unexpectedly. And there’s a fireworks-like finale where a rush of lives comprising the last American century bursts along. In the end, though, while it’s worth a flip-through, Obit doesn’t merit an above-the-fold headline.

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lose to a year and a half ago, the Descendents drummer and songwriter, Bill Stevenson, passed away. This was during a pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgery—an operation designed to remove organized blood clots from the lungs. The only catch is that the person has to be taken off of life support during the surgery for about 30 minutes. “They removed the blood clots while I was flatlined and dead. Then they brought me back to life,” Stevenson says from his home in Fort Collins, Colorado. Now, the 53-year-old punk veteran is feeling better than he has in 14 years and fellow members of Descendents are more musically alive than they have been in a decade. “We’ve recorded three new songs,” he says. “It’s not going to take us 10

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years to put out a new record. It will come much quicker because we’re a little more attentive to it now.” Stevenson’s comment will put a grin on any fan of punk rock, with the Descendents being one of the most significant bands in the scene. Even though the debut album Milo Goes To College came out in 1982, it still continues to be one of the most influential works in punk. In fact, some would argue the album created pop punk. “When we started, you could see bands like The Urinals, The Weirdos, The Germs, and Black Flag on any given night," he says. "None of those bands sound similar. The punk scene was diverse enough when we started so we did whatever we wanted. We’ve never been able to be anything else.” The Descendents unique sound of

explosive drums, rambunctious guitar, groovy bass, and clever lyrics about coffee and girls set them apart from the political side of punk. After 2004’s Cool To Be You, the four-piece was dormant until last summer when they released their seventh full-length album Hypercaffium Spazzinate. “We don’t ever breakup. We just kind of stop for a bit. It’s been Milo and I for 38 years now. And it’s been Milo, Karl, Stephen, and I for 30 years. This is my family,” Stevenson says. Keeping with the trend of the band’s love for coffee, Hypercaffium holds up with the older material and sounds shockingly familiar to the College days. Like most of Descendents previous work, the album has no real theme

and touches on a few different topics such as love, loss and humanity. One of the songs that really sticks out on the record is “Comeback Kid,” which singer and subject of the “Milo” caricature mascot, Milo Auckerman, wrote about Stevenson’s revival from a different surgery, this time with his brain. “We should all have a best friend like Milo. I woke up one morning and I couldn’t see. So I went to the doctor, got an MRI, and there it was. A brain tumour the size of a grapefruit,” he says. “So Milo wrote that song right when I came out of brain surgery and he heard my voice on the phone.” The Descendents may all be in their early fifties now, but they have no plans on slowing down. “At this point, I think that the age barrier is a challenge and one of the

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Sun., May 7 (7 pm) Descendents w/ Choke, and Slates Union Hall, $41.50 factors of why we haven’t stopped," Stevenson says. "Karl got here in the morning at 9:30 and we went at it for two straight hours with 54 songs. We wanna get better not worse. Our spirits are there and intact. Hopefully that will carry us for a little while longer.” That spirit will be present during the live performance too, with the help of a little liquid courage. “About an hour before we play we’re going to drink a stupid amount of coffee,” Stevenson says. “I’m gonna have, like, 14 espressos, so everyone will have to get on my level.” STEPHAN BOISSONNEAULT STEPHAN@VUEWEEKLY.COM


PREVUE // PODCAST

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Two friends' tasty audio

Cups N Cakes creators reminisce on three years of podcasting

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anging out with your best friend is perhaps one of the oldest and most sacred reasons to drink—second only to heartbreak. That, and a mutual love of music are what have kept the Cups N Cakes podcast together. With three years of experience now under its belt, Cups N Cakes is gearing up for some big changes, and of course a party. Hosts Jeff MacCallum and Carey Newton are a reliable resource to have if you're interested in what the Edmonton music scene has to offer. Every two weeks, they broadcast an hour of new and exciting Western Canadian tunes interspersed with a half hour of news and commentary. “I’ve done that my whole life. I’m old enough that I made mixtapes,” says MacCallum. “I loved sharing the stuff that was exciting to me with other people and I think it’s just fitting that I’m doing this.” There has been an obvious climb in quality from the first episode to the present day, and the duo are making strides to keep that trend rolling.

On June 1, Cups N Cakes will be rolling out a new website in an effort to maximize its multimedia presence. Their artist interview segment, "Inside the Artist’s Studio" which is hosted by the dynamic and charming character of Marvin Greensborough, will be available on the main site as well as iTunes. Even with all the new bells and whistles upcoming, the podcast’s heart is still the friendship between MacCallum and Newton. “The ultimate goal is to be something that people trust to discover new music,” says MacCallum. “The other goal, which is current, is just Carey and me getting together and having some fun.” Reflecting on the last three years, it’s hard for MacCallum to pick just one favourite moment from the podcast—those usually come after they’ve unplugged the mics and hung up the headphones. “It’s usually on the patio having beers with whoever we’ve recorded with after,” says MacCallum. “Sometimes they’ve got to be fast, like a

touring band comes in and it’s very get in, get out. But if we’ve got some time, I always have beer in the fridge and whiskey in the cupboard, and you can stay as long as you want and we can bullshit.” For its anniversary show, Cups N Cakes are celebrating with performances by some of their favourite musicians, such as Doug Hoyer, 36?, Nolan Bossert and Skymall. The evening begins with a screening of The People vs. George Lucas, a documentary on the sometimescontroversial legacy of the Star Wars creator. It’s May 4 after all. “I think there’s something to be said about being introduced to it by hearing it. That’s why I think live shows are so significant," says MacCallum. "You know, I’d urge anybody out there to just go to a live show full of a bunch of bands that they don’t know. That’s what I hope is a way to have people hear it.”

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ith a bass player barely legal south of the border, The Velveteins—quickly becoming Edmonton’s pop darlings—are wrapping up an east coast tour and heading for home. But the band’s homecoming will be fast and furious, here just long enough to drop its long-awaited debut full-length album Slow Wave at The Buckingham this weekend. Edmonton fans are getting a special treat with access to the physical album ahead of the official May 12 release date.

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While finally offering fans a full package of dewey-eyed, sombre doo-wap—not far from the moody pop of Allah Las and beach goth trend ignited by The Growlers—the new work demonstrates an evolution from the first tracks Spencer Morphy and Addison Hiller recorded as teens in 2014. Not only do they have a few more years and many miles under their belts, they have Dean Kheroufi playing bass and keys—bringing his own songwriting and stylistic influences.

When I caught up with Morphy to chat about the new album, the band—having been on the road for almost a month—was somewhere “in Pennsylvania still? I’m not sure,” says Morphy, with Hiller at the wheel and Kheroufi napping in the back seat. “It’s hard to just, like, stop and eat a regular meal so you’re always just hitting the same old fast food places and you feel crazy," Morphy says. "But, having a few beers every night helps—I think—with that." Having its name spoken far and wide

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is something The Velveteins hope to the material they turned out—muachieve, and with a now-solid lineup sic, with its sweet lilts and simple and significant album in its back pocket, ideals, many mothers would apevery day on the road brings the guys prove of—aligned closely. Slow Wave shows a roughness and disa step closer to reaching their dreams. Kheroufi, a prolific player in the tortion that comes with age and experience, the local scene—rucandy pop being moured to be Fri., May 5 (7 pm) fuzzed out and engaged with 40 The Velveteins w/ Altameda expanded upon separate bands The Buckingham, $10 while retaining including N3K— the plucky surf was brought on twangs that keep board shortly after Morphy and Hiller wrapped up it fun. For this latest effort, the recording A Hot Second with The band headed to Colin Stewart and Velveteins in Nashville. They need- his studio The Hive, now revived on ed to round out the group for live Vancouver Island. “The studio’s built into the house shows and Kheroufi fit the bill. “I think I knew him from before,” and we went out and stayed, like Morphy muses. “I think I went to in his house, for 10 days, recorded his house parties a few times and in a sweet wooden cottage, it was drank beer. I think I threw up in his cool,” says Morphy. “We got to try the songs live before we went into bathroom once ... I knew him.” the studio, and had a little more Six months earlier, while Hiller time and we put more thought into was in recording school, the duo [the songwriting]." The comfy abodes of friends and put together its Fresh Claws EP “so that we could play shows and acquaintances are always a welprove that we’re a real band and come respite, but as a budding band have music out there,” Morphy ex- on the big circuit, The Velveteins plains, but the batch of tracks they have a ways to go before they're took south to Lincoln Parish in Ten- guaranteed a roof over their heads nessee was their first true-blue every night. “It’s always nice to have friends professional effort. “I knew [Parish] had just quit Cage in cities. That’s usually a saving the Elephant, and I knew that he grace because you know you can was starting to record bands and stay at their place," Morphy says. that he was free, so I hit him up and "It’s when you go to cities you’ve never been to and you’re just fully he was feelin’ it.” While all three players call the hucking it and like, you don’t know prairies home, the music of The if you’re going to have to sleep in Velveteins gives no clues to this the van." fact. Some of the band’s first influ- JENNY FENIAK JENNY@VUEWEEKLY.COM ences came from ‘60s Brit-pop, and

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ocal songbird Ann Vriend, who has been spreading her wings further as of late, is returning to her roots in more ways than one. After wrapping up her 12th annual excursion down under in March, Vriend is settled back in the old house in McCauley she’s called home for almost a decade. Other than preparing for the Canadian release of her new EP Anybody’s Different this weekend, she’s been helping her mom with a fundraiser to save a piece of her prairie homeland. Catching her on a rural road headed home, Vriend pulls over to chat about the natural and organic piece of farmland being threatened by development due to its proximety to the Anthony Henday, her musical upbringing, and recent musings on the isolating nature of social media and new-found old grooves that have been shaping her newest music. After launching her career as a professional musician with Soul Unravelling, her funky, R&B-driven debut 13 years ago, Vriend has shared her soulpowered voice and piano prowness with another half-dozen albums and audiences around the world. “It’s so funny, listening back to it now because that was 13 years …" Vriend trails off reverently, “it’s distant enough in my life that it sounds like a different person. It’s pretty funny; it’s a pretty weird experience ... Like, I think my old self would be really excited to find out what my new self is doing.”

Her very young self grew up with family sing-a-longs at the kitchen table instead of a television. Her mother had an extensive record collection and played piano and, at a very young age, Vriend began to emulate her. “Harmonies and melodies came naturally to me,” says Vriend, who was taking violin lessons at the age of four after displaying talent even as a toddler. “My parents have cassette tapes of me singing when I was really young, just making up bullshit, random, wordless melodies all the time. And I just never stopped doing that.” Due to economic logistics, much of her gospel-tinged, blues-infused jazz tunes have been stripped down to an acoustic context easily performed as a solo or duo, forcing a foray into a more folky world. But 2014’s full-length release, For The People In The Mean Time, was a welcome return to the music she was first inspired by and grew up creating, and she’s thrilled to be continuing that trajectory with Anybody's Different. “Really, what I always dreamed of doing, and did on my very first album straight out of Grant MacEwan, was a lot of funk and R&B stuff, so a lot more rhythm-oriented stuff," she explains. "And finally, that album I did in 2014 was the first chance I had— economically—to do that and tour it that way with a band. So me and the producer of that record spent

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a lot of time developing our own sound that was unique to me and the kind of writer that I am, carving out our own little place to be within that whole big R&B world. And this EP is a continuation of that." With the diverse experiences she’s been privy to—from traversing crocodile-infested rivers in the northern jungles of Australia, and exploring its roots of colonialization, to facing the down-and-out realities outside her front door in Edmonton’s inner city—Vriend’s perspectives on life and our human dynamic have been colourfully shaped. As an artist, she embraces the power of her voice to do more than simply make stellar sounds. “That’s actually been a pretty big theme in my writing these days; the difference we have, I think are awesome, but they’re not so different that we can’t sort of respect each other’s humanity,” she says. "Obviously, enough people from other countries have seen that in me and my music and its reciprocal in that I see it in them.” JENNY FENIAK

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Chris Bruce spins britpop/punk/ garage/indie; Every Tue EL CORTEZ MEXICAN KITCHEN + TEQUILA BAR Taco Tuesday with

Country Jam; 7pm

WINSPEAR CENTRE ESO &

Winspear Overture Tour; 12-1pm

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor:

DJ Late Fee; Every Wed

WED MAY 10

PINT DOWNTOWN Wild Wing Wednesdays at the Pint with DJ Thomas Culture; Every Wed, 10pm

VENUEGUIDE 9910 9910B-109 St NW, 780.709.4734, 99ten.ca ACCENT EUROPEAN LOUNGE 8223-104 St, 780.431.0179 ALIBI PUB AND EATERY 17328 Stony Plain Rd, 780.452.7708 ALL SAINTS ANGLICAN CHURCH 10035-103 St NW THE ALMANAC 10351-82 Ave, 780.760.4567, almanaconwhyte. com ARCADIA BAR 10988-124 St, 780.916.1842, arcadiayeg.com ARDEN THEATRE 5 St Anne St, St Albert, 780.459.1542, stalbert.ca/ experience/arden-theatre ATLANTIC TRAP & GILL 7704 Calgary Trail South, 780.432.4611, atlantictrapandgill.com AUSSIE RULES KITCHEN & PIANO BAR #1638, 8882-170 St, 780.486.7722, aussierulesedmonton.com BAILEY THEATRE 5041-50 St, Camrose, 780. 672.5510, baileytheatre.com BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE 1042582 Ave, 780.439.1082 BLIND PIG PUB 32 St Anne St, St Albert BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ 9624-76 Ave, 780.989.2861 BLUES ON WHYTE 10329-82 Ave, 780.439.3981 BLVD SUPPER X CLUB 10765 Jasper Ave BOHEMIA 10217-97 St BORDERLINE SPORTS PUB 322682 St, 780.462.1888 BRITTANY'S LOUNGE 10225-97 St, 780.497.0011 BRIXX BAR 10030-102 St (downstairs), 780.428.1099 THE BUCKINGHAM 10439 82 Ave, 780.761.1002,

thebuckingham.ca CAFE BLACKBIRD 9640-142 St NW, 780.451.8890, cafeblackbird.ca CAFFREY'S IN THE PARK 99, 23349 Wye Rd, Sherwood Park CARROT COFFEEHOUSE 9351118 Ave, 780.471.1580 CASINO EDMONTON 7055 Argylll Rd, 780.463.9467 CASINO YELLOWHEAD 12464153 St, 780.424 9467 CASK AND BARREL 10041104 St; 780.498.1224, thecaskandbarrel.ca CENTRAL SENIOR LIONS CENTRE 11113-113 St CENTURY CASINO–EDMONTON 13103 Fort Rd, 780.643.4000 CENTURY CASINO–ST. ALBERT 24 Boudreau Rd, St. Albert, 780.460.8092 CHA ISLAND TEA CO 10332-81 Ave, 780.757.2482 CHVRCH OF JOHN 10260-103 St, 780.884.8994, thechvrchofjohn. com COMMON 9910-109 St CONVOCATION HALL Old Arts Building, University of Alberta, music.ualberta.ca DENIZEN HALL 10311-103 Ave, 780.424.8215, thedenizenhall. com DEVANEY'S IRISH PUB 1111387 Ave NW, devaneyspub.com DOW CENTENNIAL CENTRE 8700-84 St, Fort Saskatchewan DUGGAN'S BOUNDARY 9013-88 Ave, 780.465.4834 DUTCH CANADIAN CLUB 13312142 St NW DV8/MAMA'S PIZZA 7317-101 Ave NW

EL CORTEZ MEXICAN KITCHEN + TEQUILA BAR 8230 Gateway Blvd, elcortezcantina.com EMPRESS ALE HOUSE 9912-82 Ave NW ENVY NIGHT CLUB West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St EVOLUTION WONDERLOUNGE 10220-103 St NW, 780. 424.0077, yourgaybar.com FESTIVAL PLACE 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780.449.3378 FIDDLER'S ROOST 7308-76 Ave, 780.439.9788, fiddlersroost.ca FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 10025-105 St NW THE FORGE ON WHYTE 1054982 Ave (Whyte Ave) GAS PUMP NIGHT CLUB & BAR 10166-114 St HAVE MERCY SOUTHERN TABLE + BAR 8232 Gateway Blvd, havemercy.ca HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL 4485 Gateway Boulevard HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH 10037-84 Ave NW, 780.433.5530, holytrinity.ab.ca HORIZON STAGE 1001 Calahoo Rd, Spruce Grove, 780.962.8995, horizonstage.com JT'S BAR AND GRILL 1107 Knottwood Road East JUBILEE AUDITORIUM 1145587 Ave NW, 780.427.2760, jubileeauditorium.com L.B.’S PUB 23 Akins Dr, St Albert, 780.460.9100 MAMA'S GIN JOINT 11723 Jasper Ave, 780.705.0998, mamasginjoint.com MCDOUGALL UNITED CHURCH 10086 MacDonald Dr NW, mcdougallunited.com

MAIN ROOM

MKT FRESH FOOD AND BEER MARKET 8101 Gateway Blvd, 780.439.2337 MERCER TAVERN 10363 104 St, 587.521.1911 MERCURY ROOM 10575-114 St MUTTART HALL 10050 Macdonald Dr, 780.633.3725 NAKED CYBERCAFÉ 10303-108 St, 780.425.9730 NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN 10524 Jasper Ave, 780.756.9045, theneedle.ca NEWCASTLE PUB 8170-50 St, 780.490.1999 NEW WEST HOTEL 15025-111 Ave NORTH GLENORA HALL 13535109A Ave O’BYRNE’S 10616-82 Ave, 780.414.6766 O'MAILLES IRISH PUB 104, 398 St Albert Rd, St Albert ON THE ROCKS 11730 Jasper Ave, 780.482.4767 PALACE CASINO 8882-170 St NW, 780.444.2112, palacecasino. com PINT–DOWNTOWN 10125-109 St NW PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL 10860-57 Ave POURHOUSE BISTRO & TAPROOM 10354-82 Ave THE PROVINCIAL PUB 160, 4211-106 St RENDEZVOUS 10108-149 St ROGERS PLACE 10214-104 Ave ROSE AND CROWN 10235-101 St ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM THEATRE 12845-102 Ave SACRED HEART CHURCH 1082196 St NW SANDS INN & SUITES 12340 Fort Rd, sandshoteledmonton.com SEWING MACHINE FACTORY 9560-82 Ave NW

SHAKERS ROADHOUSE Yellowhead Inn, 15004 Yellowhead Trail SHERLOCK HOLMES–DOWNTOWN 10012-101 A Ave, 780.426.7784, sherlockshospitality.com SHERLOCK HOLMES–WEM 8882-170 St, 780.444.1752, sherlockshospitality.com SIDELINERS PUB 11018-127 St SMOKEHOUSE BBQ 10810-124 St, 587.521.6328 SNEAKY PETE'S 12315-118 Ave SQUARE 1 COFFEE 15 Fairway Drive ST. BASIL'S CULTURAL CENTRE 10819-71 Ave NW, 780.434.4288, stbasilschurch. com STARLITE ROOM 10030-102 St, 780.428.1099 STUDIO 96 10909-96 St NW SUGAR FOOT BALLROOM 10545-81 Ave TAVERN ON WHYTE 10507-82 Ave, 780.521.4404 TIRAMISU 10750-124 St TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 10014-81 Ave NW, 780.433.1604, trinity-lutheran. ab.ca UNION HALL 6240-99 St NW, 780.702-2582, unionhall.ca UPTOWN FOLK CLUB 11150-82 St, 780.436.1554 WILD EARTH BAKERY– MILLCREEK 8902-99 St, wildearthbakery.com WINSPEAR CENTRE 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square; 780.28.1414 WOODRACK CAFE 7603-109 St Y AFTERHOURS 10028-102 St, 780.994.3256, yafterhours.com YARDBIRD SUITE 11 Tommy Banks Way, 780.432.0428

ALL SHOWS 18+ UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

MAY/4

UBK PRESENTS

MAY/5

MRG CONCERTS PRESENTS

MAY/6

ALLEVIATE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU W/ TAIKI NULIGHT FREE FOR MEMBERS

SAID THE WHALE W/ THE FAST ROMANTICS W/ DEXTRESS, A GENTLEMAN’S PACT, ECHOES OF APATHY

MAY/7

CONCERTWORKS.CA PRESENTS

HED P.E. W/ GUESTS

MAY/12 PRINCESS NOKIA W/ GUESTS MRG CONCERTS PRESENTS

MAY/13 ANDY C (RAM RECORDS UK) W/ GUESTS UBK IN ASSOCIATION WITH YEG D&B AND FUNK BUNKER PRESENT

MAY/20 LANDMARK

EVENTS SHOWCASE

JUN/2

UBK PRESENTS

JUN/3

LIVENATION.COM PRESENTS

JUN/9

CONCERTWORKS PRESENTS

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resident DJs

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TAVERN ON WHYTE Karaoke; 9pm

Classical

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NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN Happy

Brunch with PM Bossa; 9am-2pm; Cover by donations

guests; 7pm; $28.50 (adv)

StarliteRoom Starliteroom starlitetoomyeg

Anchondo; 9pm BRITTANY'S LOUNGE Scrambled

SPACE JESUS W/ WICK IT THE INSTIGATOR HOLLERADO W/ LITTLE JUNIOR, EVERETT BIRD OBEY THE BRAVE W/ DEEZ NUTS

JUN/10 PURE PRIDE W/ ACID BETTY, DJ MATT EFFECT LIVENATION.COM PRESENTS

THE STARLITE ROOM IS A PRIVATE VENUE FOR OUR MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS. IF YOU REQUIRE A MEMBERSHIP YOU CAN PURCHASE ONE AT THE VENUE PRIOR TO / OR AFTER THE DOOR TIMES FOR EACH SHOW.

LOWER HALL (BRIXX)

ALL SHOWS 18+ ONLY

MAY/12 PLANET X W/ NADA DEVA, KALI YUGA & THE GENESA PROJECT ASTRAL HARVEST & THE GENESA PROJECT PRESENT

MAY/13 THE MAHONES W/ GUESTS STARLITE ROOM IS PROUD TO PRESENT

MAY/19 FEATURECAST *UK* NITEOWL YEG AND AWAKENLIFE PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

W/ K-STYLEZ, VAN DAMAGE

MAY/19 ASTRONAUTALIS W/ TRANSIT 22, BROM JCL PRODUCTIONS & CONCERTWORKS PRESENTS

TOWANDA, EMPTY HEADS, MAY/27 P.M.M.A. W/ FEED DOGS JUN/9 ORIGINAL 6

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DROP-IN LARP • Jackie Parker Park • westernwinds.summerfrost.ca • Battle games and fighter practice using provided safe weapon boffer. An exciting way to get exercise while meeting new people with similar passions • Every Sat, 1:15pm • Free EDMONTON NEEDLECRAFT GUILD • Avonmore United Church Bsmt, 82 Ave, 79 St • edmNeedlecraftGuild.org • Classes/workshops, exhibitions, guest speakers, stitching groups for those interested in textile arts • Meet the 2nd Tue each month, 7:30pm

COMEDY

EDMONTON OUTDOOR CLUB (EOC) •

BIG ROCK PRESENTS: DEVANEY’S COMEDY NIGHT • Devaney's, 11113-87 Ave

edmontonoutdoorclub.com • Offering a variety of fun activities in and around Edmonton • Free to join; info at info@edmontonoutdoorclub.com

• 780.433.6364 • stephen.f.mcgovern@gmail. com • Weekly open-mic hosted by Stephen McGovern • Every Wed, 8:30pm • Free

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE • 10425-82 Ave • Underdog Comedy Show • Every Thu COMEDY FACTORY • Gateway Entertainment Centre, 34 Ave, Calgary Tr • Fri-Sat: 8:30pm • Tim Koslo; May 5-6 • Bob Angeli; May 12-13

FERTILITY AWARENESS CHARTING CIRCLE • Remedy Cafe, 8631-109 St • faccedmonton@gmail.com • fertilityawarenesschartingcircle.org • First Mon each month (OctJun), 6:30-8:30pm • $10 (suggested donation) • RSVP at faccedmonton@gmail.com

FOOD ADDICTS • Alano Club (& Simply

COMEDY ON THE ROCKS • On the Rocks, 11740 Jasper Ave • A weekly comedy show featuring rotating headliners and more • Every Sun, 7-8:45pm COMIC STRIP • Bourbon St, WEM • 780.483.5999 • Leonard Ouzts; May 3-6 • Mike Dambra; May 10 • Jessimae Peluso; May 11-14 EL COMEDY • El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, 8230 Gateway Blvd • Hosted by Dion Arnold with weekly headliners and guest comics • Every Wed, 7pm (door), 7:30pm (show) • No cover

EMPRESS ALE HOUSE • 9912-82 Ave • Empress Comedy Night: Highlighting the best stand-up Edmonton has to offer. New headliner every week • Every Sun, 9pm • Free

ODD WEDNESDAY • Sewing Machine Factory, 9562-82 Ave • debutantescomedy@gmail. com • thedebutantes.ca • A sketch (and other) comedy showcase featuring local, national and international acts. Hosted by the Debutantes • Every 2nd Wed, 8:30-11pm • $5

GROUPS/CLUBS/MEETINGS AIKIKAI AIKIDO CLUB • 10139-87 Ave, Old Strathcona Community League • Japanese Martial Art of Aikido • Every Tue, Thu; 7-9pm

COFFEE WITH COPS • Carrot Coffeehouse, 9351-118 Ave • Edmonton Police Service invites the community to an open discussion • 1st Tue of every month, 10-11am DROP-IN D&D • Hexagon Board Game Café, 10123 Whyte Ave • 780.757.3105 • info@ thehexcafe.com • thehexcafe.com • An epic adventure featuring a variety of pre-made characters, characters that guests can make on their own, or one that has already been started. Each night will be a single campaign that fits in a larger story arc. For all levels of gamers and those brand new or experienced to D&D • Every Tue & Wed, 7pm • $5

Done Cafe), 10728-124 St • 780.718.7133 (or 403.506.4695 after 7pm) • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), free 12-Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating, and bulimia • Meetings every Thu, 7pm

FORT SASKATCHEWAN 45+ SINGLES COFFEE GROUP • A&W, 10101-88 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan • 780.907.0201 (Brenda) • A mixed group offering conversation and friendship • Every Sun, 2pm

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BASIC TOOL TRAINING WORKSHOP • HFH Prefab Shop, 14135-128 Ave • 780.451.3416 ext. 237 • hfh. org/volunteer • hfh.org/volunteer/basic-tooltraining • For people interested in volunteering with HFH. Includes an orientation and practice with various tools • May 5, 6, 13, 19, 26, 27, 8:30am-4:30pm • Free

LGNYEG • Happy Harbor Comics, 10729-104 Ave NW • happyharborcomics.com • Events may include guest speakers, movie nights, board game nights, video game nights and much more • First Thu of the month, 7-9pm • Free

Coming Events

The Carrot’s Ultimate Garage Sale Reminder Have you started thinking about a good spring clean? The Carrot’s Ultimate Garage sale is coming up soon! For more info on our annual spring fundraiser contact artsadmin@artsontheave.org

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42 AT THE BACK

Nuns Hospital, Rm 0651, obad@shaw.ca; Group meets every Thu, 7-9pm • Free

FERMENTED FOODS 101 WORKSHOP

PAINTING FOR PLEASURE • McDougall United Church, 10086 Macdonald Drive (south entrance) • 780.428.1818 • karenbishopartist@ gmail.com • mcdougallunited.com • A weekly group for those who like to paint, draw or otherwise be creative on paper • Every Thu, 10am-noon RODA DE CAPOEIRA • Capoeira Academy, #103-10324-82 Ave • capoeiraacademy.ca • Brazil's traditional game of agility and trickery • Every Sat, 2:30pm • Free • All ages SACRED CIRCLE DANCE • Riverdale Hall, 9231-100 Ave • Dances are taught to a variety of songs and music. No partner required • Every Wed, 7-9pm • $10 SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIETY FAMILY SUPPORT DROP-IN GROUP • Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, 5215-87 St • 780.452.4661 • schizophrenia.ab.ca • The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta offers a variety of services and support programs for those who are living with the illness, family members, caregivers, and friends • 1st and 3rd Thu each month, 7-9pm • Free

SCRAMBLED YEG • Brittany's Lounge, 10225-97 St • 780.497.0011 • Open Genre Variety Stage: artist from all mediums are encouraged to occupy the stage and share their creations • Every Tue-Fri, 5-8pm

SEEING IS ABOVE ALL • Acacia Hall, 10433-83 Ave NW • 780.554.6133 • Instruction into the meditation on the Inner Light. Learn a simple technique that will lift you above life's stresses • Every Sun, 5pm • Free

SEVENTIES FOREVER MUSIC SOCIETY • Call 587.520.3833 for location • deepsoul. ca • Combining music, garage sales, nature, common sense, and kindred karma to revitalize the inward persona • Every Wed, 7-8:30pm

780.479-8667 (Bob) • bobmurra@telus.net • Low-cost, fun and friendly weight loss group • Every Mon, 6:30pm

Winston Churchill Sq • 780.695.4588 • Attendees can raise their vital energy with a weekly Yixue practice • Every Fri, 2-3:30pm • Free

MONDAY MINGLE • Hexagon Board Game Cafe, 10123 Whyte Ave • 780.757.3105 • info@thehexcafe.com • thehexcafe.com • Meet new gamers. Go to the event solo or with a group • Every Mon, 5-11pm • $5 (one drink per person)

MONTHLY MEDITATION AND VEGAN BRUNCH • Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant,

WICCAN ASSEMBLY • Ritchie Hall, 7727-98 St • contact cwaalberta@gmail.com • The Congregationalist Wiccan Assembly of Alberta meets the 2nd Sun each month (except Aug), 6pm

WOMEN'S CRICKET • Edmonton Indoor Cricket and Baseball Ltd, 7031-56 Ave • incogswomens@gmail.com • Learn the game of cricket. The group plays for fun and no experience is necessary • Every Fri, 8-10pm • $5

YOGA, ART & WINE • 4 Points Health and

10740-101 St • info@vofa.ca • bit.ly/2hO97nq • First Sat of every month, 9am-12pm • Free (confirm via Facebook or email)

Wellness, 12406-112 Ave • Gentle fusion flow yoga and painting • First Sat of each month, 7-10pm • $45 (available at Eventbrite)

NORTHERN ALBERTA WOOD CARVERS ASSOCIATION • Duggan Community Hall,

YOGA & BEER • Yellowhead Brewery, 10229-

3728-106 St • nawca.ca • Meet every Wed, 6:30pm

105 St • Nama'Stay Downtown, do yoga and sample a brew. A one hour class followed by beer samples • May 8, 15, 24, 29; Jun 5, 12, 19 • 5:15pm •

To Book Your Classifieds, Call 780.426.1996 or email classifieds@vueweekly.com Volunteers Wanted

2005.

Artist to Artist

3100. Appliances/Furniture

Can You Read This? Help Someone Who Can’t! Volunteer 2 hours a week and help someone improve their Reading, Writing, Math or English Speaking Skills. Call Valerie at P.A.L.S. 780-424-5514 or email palsvol@shaw.ca

2005.

BOOK YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY! CALL 780.426.1996

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS) • Grace United Church annex, 6215-104 Ave •

LOTUS QIGONG • SAGE downtown 15 Sir

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ORGANIZATION FOR BIPOLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER (OBAD) • Grey

Artist to Artist

Chalk Artists Wanted! Chalk It Up on the Ave happens every year! We are looking for Edmonton chalk artists to submit their work and play on Alberta Avenue! If you’re interested in participating as an artist contact artsadmin@artsontheave.org

ENJOY ART ALWAYZ www.bdcdrawz.com Check the site every two weeks for new work!

Heart of the City is looking

for artists of all modalities to share their work with the community at Heart of the City Music and Arts Festival. If you are a vendor, a visual artist, have a workshop to offer or any other way you would like to share your art with the community, we would like to invite you to be a part of our festival, June 3 and 4. Email heartcityart@gmail.com or visit our website: heartcityfest.com

Old Appliance Removal Removal of unwanted appliances. Must be outside or in your garage. Rates start as low as $30. Call James @780.231.7511 for details

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Personals

The three wisemen found baby Jesus when they followed the brightest star. I will try and find a lady by using Astrology . Middle aged man looking for lady 38 - 53. Send your birthday D/M/Y to edm.starman@gmail.com

• Earth's General Store Whyte, 9605-82 Ave • michael@egs.ca • Sample a variety of fermented foods, including sauerkraut and kefir. Followed by a discussion on how and why these foods are so important for your health and the planet's, the basics of safe fermenting, the benefits of probiotics, and how to adapt recipes • May 20, 7-9pm • $40 (plus GST); register at Eventbrite

GUIDED TOURS OF THE KURIMOTO JAPANESE GARDEN • University of Alberta Botanic Garden, 51227 AB-60, Parkland County • botanicgarden.ualberta.ca • Learn about the history of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden and the symbolism behind the landscape features and structures • May 7, 11:30am & 1:30pm • Free with general admission

JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY • University of Alberta Botanic Garden • botanicgarden. ualberta.ca • Experience Japanese culture in a unique setting. Japanese sweets and tea are provided to guests, as well as an explanation of the tea ceremony • May 7: 11:15am, 12:45pm, 1:30pm and 2:15pm • Adv tickets recommended, online at Matsukaze Chonoyu Association; $7.50 (does not include admission to the Garden) NERD NITE EDMONTON • Needle Vinyl Tavern • edmonton.nerdnite.com • The ultimate lecture featuring nerdy presentations and drinks. Featuring: Life Lessons from a Bullshit Artist, The Art of Science and the Birth of Nanomedicine, and Behind the Walls: Tales of Cooking Behind the Iron Curtain & under Michelin-stars • May 10, 8pm • $20 (adv), $10 (peanut gallery) • 18+ only

SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CANADA: PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION • Red Ribbon Building, 9702-111 Ave NW • angel@aspecc. ca • aspecc.ca/events • A workshop that takes attendees through the history of sex assault law reform to current times, statistics, reasons that they choose to report (or not), and the experience that is commonly faced by those that come forward • May 6, 12-2pm • Entry by donation (all proceeds go to Alberta Sex Positive Education and Community Centre) • Intended for a mature audience

URBAN GREEN COHOUSING INFORMATION SESSION • Strathcona Community League, 10139-87 Ave NW • hello@urbangreencohousing.ca • urbangreencohousing.ca • For those looking for people of all ages who share a desire to live in an environmentally-responsible and community-minded environment in Edmonton’s urban core • May 10 (7-9pm), Jun 4

QUEER EVOLUTION WONDERLOUNGE • 10220103 St • 780.424.0077 • yourgaybar.com • Mon: Drag Race in the White Room; 7pm • Wed: Monthly games night/trivia • Thu: Happy hour, 6-8pm; Karaoke, 7-12:30am • Fri: Flashback Friday with your favourite hits of the 80s/90s/2000s; rotating drag and burlesque events • Sat: Rotating DJs Velix and Suco • Sun: Weekly drag show, 10:30pm

G.L.B.T.Q SENIORS GROUP • S.A.G.E Bldg, main floor Cafe, Or in confidence one-on-one in the Craft Room • 780.474.8240 • tuff69@ telus.net • Meeting for gay seniors, and for any seniors who have gay family members and would like some guidance. One-on-one meetings are also available in the craft room • Every Thu, 1-4pm

PRIDE CENTRE OF EDMONTON • Pride Centre of Edmonton, 10608-105 Ave • 780.488.3234 • pridecentreofedmonton. org/calendar.html • DROP IN HOURS: Mon-Fri 12-7pm; Closed Sat-Sun and holidays • TTIQ: (18+ Trans* Group) 2nd Mon of every month, 7-9pm • FIERCE FUN: (24 and under) Alternating Tue, 7-9pm, games and activities for youth • JAMOUT: (12-24) Alternating Tue, 7-8:30pm, music mentorship and instruction for youth • MEN’S SOCIAL CIRCLE: (18+) 1st and 3rd Thu, 7-9pm, for anyone masculine-identified • WOMEN’S SOCIAL CIRCLE: (18+) 2nd and 4th Thu, 7-9pm, for anyone feminine-identified • MOVIES & GAMES NIGHT: Alternating Fri, 6-8:30pm • ARTS & IDENTITY: Alternating Fri, 6-8:30pm • MEN TALKING WITH PRIDE: (18+) Sun, 7-9pm, group for gay or bisexual men • CREATING SAFER SPACES TRAINING: Interactive professional development workshops, with full or half-day options • QUEER MENTORSHIP

VUEWEEKLY.com | MAY 04 – MAY 10, 2017

PROGRAM: (Youth: 12-24) (Adults-26+) Queer to Queer Mentoring

TEAM EDMONTON • Various sports and recreation activities • teamedmonton.ca • Bootcamp: Garneau School, 10925-87 Ave; Most Mon, 7-8pm • SWIMMING: NAIT Swimming Pool, 11665-109 St; Every Tue, 7:30-8:30pm and every Thu, 7-8pm • WATER POLO: NAIT Swimming Pool, 11665-109 St; Every Tue, 8:30-9:30pm • YOGA: New Lion's Breath Yoga Studio, #301,10534-124 St; Every Wed, 7:309pm • TAEKWONDO: near the Royal Gardens Community Centre, 4030-117 St; Contact for specific times • ABS: Parkallen Community League Hall, 6510-111 St; Every Tue, 6-7pm and Thu, 7:15-8:15pm • DODGEBALL: Royal Alexandra Hospital Gymnasium; Every Sun, 5-7pm • RUNNING: meet at Kinsmen main entrance; Every Sun, 10am • SPIN: Blitz Conditioning, 10575-115 St; Every Tue, 7-8pm• VOLLEYBALL: Stratford Elementary School, 8715-153 St; Every Fri, 7-9 • MEDITATION: Edmonton Pride Centre, 10608-105 Ave; 3rd Thu of every month, 5:30-6:15pm • BOARD GAMES: Underground Tap & Grill, 10004 Jasper Ave; One Sun per month, 3-7pm • ALL BODIES SWIM: Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre, 8468-81 St; One Sat per month 4:30-5:30pm YOGA WITH JENNIFER • 780.439.6950 • ThreeBattles.com • A traditional approach with lots of individual attention. Free introductory classes • Tue evenings & Sat mornings

SPECIAL EVENTS EDMONTON RUG HOOKING GUILD TEA AND RUG SHOW • Pleasantview Community Hall, 10860-57 Ave NW • edmontonrughookingguild.com • May 4, 11am-2pm

GET GROWING DAY 2017 • Earth's General Store Whyte, 9605-82 Ave • michael@egs.ca • An event where you can buy bedding plants directly from local organic growers • May 14, 12-3pm • Free

HAND2HAND MOTHERS DAY MARKET • Terwillegar Community Church, 1751 Towne Centre Blvd NW • hand2hand.ca • Sixty local vendors with handmade goods and goodies • May 6, 10am-4pm • Free

KODOMO NO HI (JAPANESE CHILDREN’S DAY) • University of Alberta Botanic Garden • botanicgarden.ualberta.ca • See giant carp-shaped streamers (koinobori)flying in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, make your own koinobori and other Japanese crafts to take home. Then settle listen to Japanese folktales • May 7, 11am-3pm

ROYAL BISON • Cosmopolitan Music Society, 8426 Gateway Blvd • royalbison.ca • A twicea-year festival bringing the best art, craft and design YEG creators have made • May 5-7 SPIRIT OF SPRING FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON • Shaw Conference Centre, Hall D, 9797 Jasper Ave • mcdougallhouse. com • tickets@mcdougallhouse.com • Enjoy live music, a silent auction and a fresh and exciting collection of fashions from Edmonton’s top local retailers; with guest models from local media, business and community leaders and local sport celebrities • May 7, 11:30am (reception), 12:30pm (luncheon)

SPRING SHOPPING FAIR • Extendicare Eaux Claires, 16503-95 St • 780.472.1106 • Handmade products, Tupperware, Scentsy, Norwex are available for purchase. proceeds from table rentals and the sale of some items go directly to the Resident Council Fund • May 11, 12:30-5pm • Free admission and parking ST ALBERT POTTERS GUILD SPRING SALE • St Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St Albert • 780.459.1582 • Featuring vendors, demos and more • May 4-6 • Free (admission and parking)

TASTE OF STONY PLAIN ROAD • Howard Johnson Hotel, 15540 Stony Plain Road • 780.477.5169 • Featuring food and drink vendors such as: Chicken on the Way, Alley Kat, Celebrate Gluten-Free and more • May 4, 5-8pm • $10 (adv), $15 (door) • 18+ only

VICTORIAN TEA PARTY ON MOTHER'S DAY • Old Timers Cabin, 9430-99 St • 780.465.2139 • oldtimerscabin.net/victoriantea-party • While moms are enjoying a sumptuous tea in the main cabin, children will be entertained with traditional games in the lower level • May 14, 1:30-4pm • Call to reserve tickets


FREEWILLASTROLOGY ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Beware of feeling sorry for sharks that yell for help. Beware of trusting coyotes that act like sheep and sheep that act like coyotes. Beware of nibbling food from jars whose contents are different from what their labels suggest. But wait! "Beware" is not my only message for you. I have these additional announcements: Welcome interlopers if they're humble and look you in the eyes. Learn all you can from predators and pretenders without imitating them. Take advantage of any change that's set in motion by agitators who shake up the status quo, even if you don't like them. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): When poet Wislawa Szymborska delivered her speech for winning the Nobel Prize, she said that "whatever else we might think of this world -- it is astonishing." She added that for a poet, there really is no such thing as the "ordinary world," "ordinary life," or "the ordinary course of events." In fact, "Nothing is usual or normal. Not a single stone and not a single cloud above it. Not a single day and not a single night after it. And above all, not a single existence, not anyone's existence in this world." I offer you her thoughts, Taurus, because I believe that in the next two weeks you will have an extraordinary potential to feel and act on these truths. You are hereby granted a license to be astonished on a regular basis. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Would you consider enrolling in my self-pity seminar? If so, you would learn that obsessing on self-pity is a means to an end, not a morass to get lost in. You would feel sorry for yourself for brief, intense periods so that you could feel proud and brave the rest of the time. For a given period — let's say three days—you would indulge and indulge and indulge in self-pity until you entirely exhausted that emotion. Then you'd be free to engage in an orgy of self-healing, self-nurturing, and self-celebration. Ready to get started? Ruminate about the ways that people don't fully appreciate you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): In a typical conversation, most of us utter too many "uhs," "likes," "I means," and "you knows." I mean, I'm sure that ... uh ... you'll agree that, like, what's the purpose of, you know, all that pointless noise? But I have some good news to deliver about your personal use of language in the coming weeks, Cancerian. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you'll have the potential to dramatically lower your reliance on needless filler. But wait, there's more: Clear thinking and precise speech just might be your superpowers. As a result, your powers of persuasion should intensify.

Your ability to advocate for your favourite causes may zoom. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In 1668, England named John Dryden its first Poet Laureate. His literary influence was so monumental that the era in which he published was known as the Age of Dryden. Twentieth-century poetry great T. S. Eliot said he was "the ancestor of nearly all that is best in the poetry of the eighteenth century." Curiously, Dryden had a low opinion of Shakespeare. "Scarcely intelligible," he called the bard, adding, "his whole style is so pestered with figurative expressions that it is as affected as it is coarse." I foresee a comparable clash of titans in your sphere, Leo. Two major influences may fight it out for supremacy. One embodiment of beauty may be in competition with another. One powerful and persuasive force could oppose another. What will your role be? Mediator? Judge? Neutral observer? Whatever it is, be cagey. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Just this once, and for a limited time only, you have cosmic clearance to load up on sugary treats, leave an empty beer can in the woods, watch stupid TV shows, and act uncool in front of the beautiful people. Why? Because being totally well-behaved and perfectly composed and strictly pure would compromise your mental health more than being naughty. Besides, if you want to figure out what you are on the road to becoming, you will need to know more about what you’re not.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may have heard the exhortation "follow your bliss," which was popularized by mythologist Joseph Campbell. After studying the archetypal stories of many cultures throughout history, he concluded that it was the most important principle driving the success of most heroes. Here's another way to say it: Identify the job or activity that deeply excites you, and find a way to make it the center of your life. In his later years, Campbell worried that too many people had misinterpreted "follow your bliss" to mean "do what comes easily." That's all wrong, he said. Anything worth doing takes work and struggle. "Maybe I should have said, 'follow your blisters,'" he laughed. I bring this up, Sagittarius, because you are now in an intense "follow your blisters" phase of following your bliss. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The versatile artist Melvin Van Peebles has enjoyed working as a filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, composer and novelist. One of his more recent efforts was a collaboration with the experimental band The Heliocentrics. Together they created a science fiction-themed spoken-word poetry album titled The Last Transmission. Peebles told NPR, "I haven't had so much fun with clothes on in years." If I'm reading the planetary omens correctly, Capricorn, you're either experiencing that level of fun, or will soon be doing so.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In addition to fashion tips, advice for the brokenhearted, midlife crisis support, and career counseling, I sometimes provide you with more mystical help. Like now. So if you need nuts and bolts guidance, I hope you'll have the sense to read a more down-to-earth horoscope. What I want to tell you is that the metaphor of resurrection is your featured theme. You should assume that it's somehow the answer to every question. Rejoice in the knowledge that although a part of you has died, it will be reborn in a fresh guise.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In what ways do you most resemble your mother? Now is a good time to take inventory. Once you identify any mom-like qualities that tend to limit your freedom or lead you away from your dreams, devise a plan to transform them. You may never be able to defuse them entirely, but there's a lot you can do to minimize the mischief they cause. Be calm but calculating in setting your intention, Aquarius. In the course of your inventory, you may also find there are ways you are like your mother that are of great value to you. Is there anything you could do to more fully develop their potential?

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): "Are you ready for the genie's favours? Don't rub the magic lamp unless you are." That's the message I saw on an Instagram meme. I immediately thought of you. The truth is that up until recently, you have not been fully prepared for the useful but demanding gifts the genie could offer you. You haven't had the self-mastery necessary to use the gifts as they're meant to be used, and therefore they were a bit dangerous to you. But that situation has changed. Although you may still not be fully primed, you're as ready as you can be. That's why I say: Rub the magic lamp!

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): "We are what we imagine," writes Piscean author N. Scott Momaday. "Our very existence consists in our imagination of ourselves. Our best destiny is to imagine who and what we are. The greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined." Let's make this passage your inspirational keynote for the coming weeks. It's a perfect time to realize how much power you have to create yourself through the intelligent and purposeful use of your vivid imagination. (Here's a further tip, this time from Cher: "All of us invent ourselves. Some of us just have more imagination than others.") V

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Question: We’ve been sleeping with another couple for three months (first time my boyfriend and I opened our relationship). How do I suggest full penetration with the opposite partner? At this point, we just do oral and that’s the “groove” we’re in. Answer: Only-oral-with-others may be this couple’s preferred groove and the lane they want to stay in. If they’re only up for the “soft swap,” as it’s known in swinging circles, penetration isn’t gonna happen. But you should feel free to ask for what you want—at the very least, you’ll get some long-overdue clarity about their boundaries.

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Q: Is squirting pee? We know that chemically it’s similar, but is it REALLY? A: I’m tired of this debate, so consider this my final answer: So what if it is pee?

BACKFIRE

Q: My girlfriend asked me to make out with another guy. Her fantasy. We met a really pretty gay boy at a house party, and so I made out with him. I got hard, and my girlfriend made a huge scene. She says it was supposed to be for her pleasure, not for mine, and she’s still angry six months later and constantly questions whether I’m really straight. (I am!) What do I tell her? A: Goodbye.

POLITE TO ASK

Q: When do you know if it’s okay to insert your finger in your boyfriend’s butthole? Without fear of freaking him out? A: After you’ve applied lube to your finger and his butthole— which you’re allowed to do only after you’ve asked him if you can insert your finger in his butthole and after he’s consented to having your finger in his butthole.

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Q: I want to try anal, but I am scared of getting poop on my partner. Is an enema enough? A: Properly administered, an enema should be more than enough. But with anal—as with liberal democracy—a good outcome is not guaranteed. Sometimes you do your homework and your prep, and everything still comes to shit.

HOT TOP-IC

Q: I love my man, but we’re both tops. What should we do? A: Spit-roast very special guest stars if you’re in an open relationship, take turns/one for the team if you’re in a monogamous relationship, explore and enjoy your non-butt-penetrative options.

PARENTAL OPTIONS

Q: How do we play around with opening up our relationship as parents of a one-year-old? We barely have enough time or enough sleep to keep our own relationship juicy. A: Play around in theory for now—lots of dirty talk—and put theory into practice after your kid is a toddler and you’ve landed a reliable babysitter.

SNUGGLY

Q: My girlfriend and I are pretty grossly in love and very affectionate, especially after we’ve just had sex. Should we make an effort to tone it down a bit around a third we’ve just fucked around with? Or should we just be ourselves, and if they don’t like it, oh well? A: Be yourselves—but make an effort to include your third in those oxytocin-infused displays of postcoital affection. Unless your third was inconsiderate or creepy during the sex, or is anxious to go immediately after the sex (a sign you may have been inconsiderate or creepy), your third helped get you to that blissed-out state and deserves to bask a bit in the afterglow too.

EASY ANSWER

Q: Does the toe make a good substitute for the penis? A: No.

GIFT AND CURSE

great, and I love them—but ‘YAY BOOOOBS!’ makes me feel like I’m only my tits, which isn’t a nice feeling. That said, I don’t want my boobs ignored, either. The sweet spot really isn’t that hard to hit— enjoy my boobs like you would any other nice body part.” That said, some people really, really like big boobs and it’s going to be hard for them to contain their excitement. “YAY BOOOOBS” could be an understandable and forgivable first reaction on their part and an opening that allows you to have a conversation about bodies, consideration and consent.

HANDYMAN

Q: My girlfriend wants to try fisting, but my hands are really large. Any ideas for how to get around that? A: A hired hand.

DESPERATE TIMES

Q: Tell my boyfriend to go down on me! A: If your boyfriend won’t go down on you unless some fag advice columnist tells him to—if his girlfriend asking isn’t good enough—then it’s you I want to order around (break up with him!), not your boyfriend.

TRUE TO SELF

Q: My boyfriend is 10 years older than me. Also, he’s the first boyfriend I’ve had in 10 years. I’m used to being single—and while he is great (sexy, amazing, smart), I feel like I’m losing parts of myself. I’m not doing the stuff my prior loneliness made it easy for me to do, creative stuff like openmic nights. Do we break up? A: You’re no longer lonely— you’ve got a boyfriend now—but you still need time alone. Even if you live together, you don’t have to spend every waking/non-work hour with your boyfriend—it’s not healthy to spend every waking/ non-work hour with your significant other. But instead of heading to open-mic night because you’re lonely and bored and have nothing else to do, now you’re going to go to that open-mic night (and go alone) because you enjoy it, you need the creative outlet, and it’s healthy for a couple to have time apart.

Q: I have large breasts. My partners are either like, “YAY BOOOOBS!” or they ignore my breasts entirely. What is it with that? How do I get people to interact with my breasts like they’re another nice body part and not a bizarre thing?

PROPS

A: By using your words. If there was a way you didn’t like to be kissed, presumably you would speak up rather than endure lousy kisses. Same applies here. “I have big boobs, and they’re

On the Lovecast, special guest Rachel Bloom from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: savagelovecast.com.

Q: Thank you, Dan. Five years ago, I was miserable in a sexless marriage. Tonight I’m here with my fabulous boyfriend and my hot sub. Thanks to your advice! A: You’re welcome!

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