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In countries without rigorous human rights protections, an “X” on a passport might be a flag for harassment. QUEERMONTON

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Passport gender designations are mandated, but what purpose are they serving?

n its continuing attempts to differentiate itself from our neighbours to the south, the Canadian government has recently issued two good news stories for queer and trans* communities. Back in May, I wrote about Chechen authorities rounding up gay and bisexual men in that region. A quick recap: after a Russian gay rights group applied for pride parade permits across the country in order to collect rejection letters to form the basis of a human rights complaint, officials in Chechnya responded by arresting hundreds of men. They were subsequently detained in makeshift detention

centres and subjected to torture in order to reveal the identities of other gay and bisexual men. At the time, I noted that other than a strongly worded letter, the Canadian government had not taken much action, and I was not alone in calling for them to do more. Good news: they listened! News broke last week that the Canadian government has been working in secret with a number of human rights organizations to offer asylum to gay men fleeing Chechnya. One of those organizations is Rainbow Railroad, a Toronto-based agency whose mission is to help LGBT people find safe haven from state-

sanctioned persecution. They have been working with the Russian LGBT Network who is providing safe houses for those who has escaped from Chechen authorities while Rainbow Railroad handles the evacuations to Canada. Rainbow Railroad has been back-channeling with the federal government to help place individuals in government assisted refugee programs (although no one is saying just how involved the feds are with this program). According to the CBC, Edmonton’s own Randy Boissonnault was involved with the initial conversations. So far, Rainbow Railroad has negotiated safe travel for 35 individuals; the CBC reports there are at least 40 more waiting to leave Russia. If you want to support this work, check out www.rainbowrailroad.ca. Secondly, the federal government announced last month

that Canadians now have the option of using an “X” (unspecified) to designate gender on our passports. We join a handful of other countries that also offer this option (ranging from Denmark to Pakistan), but are the first in this half of the world to do so. I am cautiously optimistic about this news: on the one hand, I think actions that help bureaucracies move past the gender binary are great and there should be more of them. However, this change doesn’t begin to solve the other identification issues trans* and nonbinary folks face, let alone the myriad other institutional barriers that exist. This change also doesn’t mean that other jurisdictions have to recognize an unspecified gender designation; the Immigration and Citizenship website warns that entry into another country is not guaranteed. In countries without rigorous hu-

man rights protections, an “X” on a passport might be a flag for harassment. I wonder though: why do we need a gender designation on our passports? Yes, it is mandated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), but what purpose does it serve? Passports are separate from “Vital Statistics,” and an “M” or “F” doesn’t tell you anything about what to expect from the passport holder. In this age of biometric data, gender designations just seem archaic and nonsensical. So, assuming that getting the ICAO to change this policy will take some time, what would it mean for Canada to issue everyone an “X?” Or, barring that, for all of us cisgender folks to sign up for one? The more border control agents get used to seeing an “X” on a passport, the safer everyone will be. Ashley Dryburgh ashley@vueweekly.com

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Global transportation sanctions leads to the rise of the electric vehicle

rance and the United Kingdom recently announced that they will ban the sales of gasoline and diesel-engined cars by 2040. The lower house of the Dutch parliament has passed a law banning such sales by 2025. India says it will institute a similar ban by 2030. China, the world’s largest producer of cars—28 million vehicles last year, more than the United States, Japan and Germany combined—is also planning to declare a ban soon, but is still working on the cutoff date. In November, the European Commission is going to debate a minimum annual quota of electric vehicles (EVs) for all European car producers. So, if you were looking for a safe place for a long-term investment, would you choose the oil industry? Just over half of the 98 million barrels of oil produced in the world each day go directly to making gasoline, used almost exclusively in motor vehicles. Another 15 percent goes to make “distillate fuel oil,” of which at least half is diesel fuel. So around 58 percent of total world oil production is being used in vehicles now. There may be almost none in 35 years’ time. That is certainly the intention of many governments. Britain, for example, is planning to al4 front

low only zero-emission vehicles on the road (apart from a few specially-licensed vintage cars) by 2050, only 10 years after the ban on selling new cars with internal combustion engines comes into affect. So, the production of gasoline- or diesel-engined cars will already have collapsed by the late 2030s. In practice, if these deadlines are observed, the cars on sale will be almost entirely EVs by the mid-2030s. And what’s left of the oil industry will have a very different shape. Countries that export most of their oil, like Russia and Saudi Arabia, will find their incomes crashing for two reasons: sheer lack of demand, and very low prices ($40 per barrel or less) due to the huge glut of productive capacity. There may also be follow-on political consequences. Countries with some oil production of their own, like the United States and China, may simply stop importing oil entirely. (The United States will remain in the last ditch federally so long as Donald Trump is president—he’s even trying to revive the coal industry— but eight states have already signed an agreement to have 3.5 million zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025.) All this is good news for the environment, and also for the

health of people who live in large cities. (No wonder China is the leading EV producer in the world, with 40 percent of global production. Pollution is already making most of its cities almost uninhabitable.) But the revolution doesn’t end here: most, and eventually all of these EVs will be self-driving vehicles. Driverless vehicles will end up being ownerless vehicles. They will become public utili-

ing immediate access to a car for as long as you needed it at a reasonable cost, but the combination of the smart phone and the self-driving vehicle will solve that problem. That, rather than a cheaper taxi service, is the real goal of Uber’s business model, but once reliable self-driving cars are widely available Uber will find itself deluged with competition. Private ownership

tance truckers and van drivers (another 3.5 million in the U.S.) will also find work increasingly scarce: Daimler, Volvo, Uber and Baidu are already roadtesting the first self-driving 18-wheelers. Oh, and one more thing. About a quarter of the average central city in North America (less in Europe and Asia) is devoted to surface parking lots and multi-storey garages. They are

Buses and conventional taxis will virtually disappear, taking millions of driving jobs with them. ties, summoned when they are required for the specific trip you have in mind at the moment. Urban car clubs and peer-to-peer rentals are one precurser of this phenomenon, Uber and Lyft in their different ways are another. Privately owned cars are parked an average of 95 percent of the time. This figure varies little from one city or country to another, and illustrates why private car ownership will become a dispensable luxury. The difficulty in the past was gain-

will decline steeply, and the total number of cars on the road worldwide will eventually crash to perhaps one-quarter of the current number. After all, there are hardly ever more than a quarter of privatelyowned cars on the road at the same time. Buses and conventional taxis will virtually disappear, taking millions of driving jobs with them. (There are a million taxi, Uber and bus drivers in the United States alone.) Long-dis-

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part of the 95-percent-parked problem. The car doesn’t just take you downtown, it has to stay there the whole time you do, so it must find somewhere to park. Once people realize that most of this land is now available for redevelopment, it will get a lot easier and cheaper to live downtown: less commuting, more community. Roll on the car revolution! Gwynne Dyer dyer@vueweekly.com


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A seafood man in the land of beef and oil makes a name for himself

rowing up in the Victoria area, Rob Tryon undoubtedly has fisherman’s blood. Whether it’s cracking a salty joke or chatting about his dad’s fishing boat, “Effing Rob” loves fish. After taking the Fisheries and Aquaculture program at Vancouver Island University, he worked over a decade in a family business of shellfish farming. They grew Effingham oysters in the Effingham inlet of Vancouver Island, the namesake of his company. Now the owner of Effing Seafoods, a supplier that opened its doors nearly two years ago, Tryon knows his particular seafood and word choices. The supplier

is most known for bringing fish from New Zealand, Iceland, Hawaii and B.C. to Edmonton farmers’ markets around the city. Tryon cares deeply about where his fish comes from and the fishing practices that are used. But, he is very hesitant to use buzzwords like, “ethically fished” and “sustainably caught,” that are still highly subjective. “What does that mean? Where have you heard these words?” he says. “We are in the land of Oceanwise, we’re in the land of Seafood Watch, SeaChoice; they all have great bits and pieces to them, but personally, I don’t subscribe to them completely.”

With his background, he’s confident he knows what practices are respectable and sustainable, which he says is all that really matters for amateur and professional chefs looking to buy quality fish. “There are certain fisheries that get targeted with a lot of negative attention,” he says. “There’s parts of them that I can get behind and I’ll source fish from those parts of those fisheries where they’ve been fishing in the same areas for 40 years, and these fish keep coming back year after year after year.” Tryon calls his principles traceability. “I can give you the boat name

and the fisherman name for most of the products that I offer.” The quality of his seafood comes down to grade and preservatives. But, the logistics don’t end at picking out the right fishing boats and people landing the seafood. Half the job for Tryon and his staff is educating the public in a landlocked province like Alberta. “The term landlocked, for some reason because I hear it so often, really bothers me,” he says. “There’s no excuse that we can’t have fish that’s maybe only about 24 hours older than people in Vancouver. People often ask me, ‘Is your fish fishy?’ and I look

at them offended, and I’m like, ‘No—where are you buying your fish? If you’re eating fishy fish, you’re eating the wrong fish.’” Tryon’s fish come from the coast to the market in a window of roughly 48 to 72 hours. He says he often gets asked for king crab, to which he responds, “Go to Costco.” He says a “commodity fish” like king crab isn’t worth selling because big suppliers can easily buy it in bulk from a massive production plant and offer it at a better price. He learned very quickly that for his business model to work, he had to carve a niche in the city— Tryon’s niche is commodity fish. He focuses on educating Albertans about unique fish and seafood products that may not be found at your run-of-themill grocery store. Effing often brings in rarities like barracuda, hebi, ono, monkfish or john dory to encourage customers to trust him and try something new. A new plan Effing Seafoods has in the works is a delivery service offering fresh and frozen fish monthly to your door. One of the reasons he decided to create the service was the preferences of consumers he begin to see at markets across the city. He finds that many people are curious about new seafood and where it’s coming from, but don’t always know where to buy it and what to buy. Tryon plans to partner with other market vendors for the delivery service to supply all those farmers’ market items to Edmontonians year round. He already partners with chef Cory at Tzin Wine & Tapas, who makes surf n’ turf salmon sausages with Tryon’s wild sockeye salmon. He plans to build these partnerships with the goal of rounding out the baskets his delivery service will soon offer. Sierra Bilton sierra@vueweekly.com

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DESIGN WEEK

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Edmonton’s first design week has many highlights, including a poster exhibition dedicated to Shin Matsunaga Thu., Sept. 21 - Sun., Sept. 30 Edmonton Design Week Various Galleries in Edmonton (Shin Matsunaga at Enterprise Gallery, 10230 Jasper Ave.) Free Event

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he city of Edmonton is declaring a week to recognize every facet of design, fittingly named Edmonton Design Week. For nine

days, patrons will be able to view an array of designs that celebrate various painters, fashion designers, architects, welders, interior designers, potters, animators, and more. “[Edmonton is] a place where people come to escape the confines of convention and a place with a unique aptitude for free thinking, incubating, experimenting and instigating,” says one of member of the Design Week

team and executive director of Harcourt House’s Artist Run Centre, Jacek Malec. “Design week is an opportunity to redress this.” Each participating venue will have its own installation or exhibit with Harcourt House using their off-site location, the Enterprise Square Gallery, to display the only international exhibition dubbed The Graphic Appetite. The exhibition will be made up of more than 50 posters

created by Shin Matsunaga, one of Japan’s leading designers. “The exhibition not only showcases Matsunaga’s impressive corpus of work, but also highlights his diverse range of symbolic idioms, and discusses visual vocabulary which has been so expertly articulated through the universal themes of his poster designs,” Malec says. Now a 77-year-old master designer, Matsunaga rose to worldwide fame in Japan’s post-World War Two era. He completed the design course at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1964 and went on to work with the cosmetic producer Shiseido. Sometime after in 1971, he founded his own design studio. He was praised for his simple, yet elegant designs that grasp an object’s very essence and function of design. His autobiography states that he does this using a “threemetre” philosophy. Basically, he finds inspiration from objects within a total of three metres of wherever he is. He then searches for the greater meaning within an object and interprets it in a visually pleasing and artistic way. Sometimes the result can be an object covered in a palette of colour, simple for the audience to grasp. Other times it can be peppered in typography, and visual ‘sounds,’ making it subversively abstract. Within a few minutes of viewing Matsunaga’s posters,

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your perception of what an object is or does will be accepted, challenged, and manipulated. The exhibition is peaceful and enlightening, with a few of Matsunaga’s posters standing out among the rest. The first was his “Vision of Water,” the most minimal of the exhibition. It has five horizontal bars painted with different shades of blue and is Matsunaga’s interpretation of the different colours the ocean makes when hit by different forms of light. Another was simply named “Poster 1991,” which centres around an obsidian triangle against a blue background with an erupting rainbow of colour protruding from its peak. On the left side is Japan’s crimson rising sun circle. On the right, a yellow crescent moon. The poster is somewhat reminiscent of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, only in reverse. Finally, the third is a poster Matsunaga designed for the Nima Sand Museum in Oda, Japan. It displays a colossal midnight blue diamond that’s insides can be seen. Inside hundreds of support beams are holding the structure up. This could be a reference to the internal geometrical structure of a diamond, or just Matsunaga playing with our minds. Matsunaga is one of the godfathers of design, so it’s fitting that he has his own exhibition during the inaugural design week. Stephan Boissonneault stephan@vueweekly.com


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Etsy brings creators and consumers face-to-face at Edmonton’s pop-up market Sat., Sept. 23 - Sun., Sept. 24 (Sat. 10-6 pm, Sun. 10-4 pm) Etsy Made in Canada Shaw Conference Centre ($5) she sells. For just one Etsy store, Mah is employing multiple people in the Edmonton area.

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rom bomber jackets and drinking horns to ceramics and dog treats, if it’s something that can be made by hand, you will most likely find it at Edmonton’s Etsy Made In Canada market. Organizer Marissa Loewen warns to not let the name fool you. It’s not a gender-specific “glue gun and sequin show,” she says. “Creativity has no gender,” Loewen says. “It’s really about coming in. And if you’re interested in working with something, this show is inspiration central.”

Etsy Canada is an online shop that provides makers an outlet to sell their handmade goods. Each maker creates an online “shop,” where customers can browse and buy items. The model is specific to personally-made and upcycled items, with the slight exclusion of photography also allowed. Having run an Etsy shop herself for roughly seven years, Loewen says a lot of sellers appreciate the ease of using Etsy and the ability to run a business from home.

“It was a great opportunity to explore a handmade business that didn’t require any overhead. I could easily set up a store in less than an hour and be up and running,” she says of the shop. Seller Kimberly Mah’s business model is larger than employing just herself and her co-owner while at home. Mah’s store works with local designers to create fabric for her pieces and hires other stay-at-home moms in the city to sew the clothes

Etsy has generated a massive following of online and in-person consumers that like to know from where and who their products are coming from. The e-commerce site has often played a large role in spurring on “maker economies” in cities around the world. “One of the reasons we do this show is so that we can actually show our economic development in our city, that we have this thriving maker economy,” Loewen says. “It’s really about bringing options to Edmonton consumers about what they buy and how they buy it.” The first time she realized the impact of this consumer-creator relationship was at a past market where Loewen met the person that not only hand-dyed, but hand-spun the wool for dishcloths she was selling. “I had no idea not only who was

making something as simple as my dishcloths, but I had no idea who made the threads in my clothes,” which Loewen says is a common situation. For others, Etsy is about being able to fund their art. Although seller Damon Chow works as a fulltime cartographer, he also devotes 10-15 hours a week to his shop that sells his own graphic design maps of cities around the world. Fellow seller Sookham Singh also found the site’s reach to be more helpful than her personal website. “Etsy has a huge base of customers all across the globe and your own website can’t really reach that many people,” she says. “Just my friends or people in my circle knew about [my website].” As a juried show, the Edmonton market hosts vendors that have been chosen for their skill and craftsmanship. In their fourth year running, Edmonton’s market has 204 sellers—204 artists that may otherwise be struggling to get their creations sold. Promoting local creation and helping drive artist’s careers is the main goal of the online platform, which is why 50 percent of ticket sales on Saturday will go to the Nina Haggerty to support Edmonton artists. Sierra Bilton sierra@vueweekly.com

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FALL EXHIBITION

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CARING ON SEVERAL LEVELS

SEP 16 – OCT 8, 2017 The Citadel Theatre’s Production of

Curare showcases a variety of artists from Edmonton and parts beyond “The Old Fence” Sun., Sept. 23 - Sun., Oct 15 Curare Front Gallery Free admission

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t’s surreal to see something so familiar represented in lush watercolours and oils. Being a commuter in the city, you’re bound to pass the same alleys, and the same houses, and that same river every day, to the point where they’re taken for granted. If not for artists and the people who care enough to showcase their work, living in this city might get dull. This year, the Front Gallery’s Fall Gallery Walk is an exhibition featuring both local and international artists. Curare, as it’s called, is both an opportunity to showcase a wide array of artistic talent and a chance to discuss the nature of collecting. “It’s a Latin word and it means ‘to care for,’ and curating is derived from this word,” says Front Gallery owner and artist Rachel Bouchard. “But I used it for the title of this show because simply put, that’s what I do. I just care for the work when an artist brings in their work. They’re trusting me that I’ll represent them in a way that preserves the integrity of their idea and the value of the time they’ve invested in their work.” All of the work on display is available for purchase, and with the Front Gallery moving across the street in November, Curare is one of the last times the public will get to see the old location operating. The exhibition features work from well-established painters like Tony Scherman and Antoni Tàpies, and sculptors like Blake Ward. Among the Edmonton talent represented at Curare are artists like Tom Gale and Kari Duke. “This is a woman who has dedicated her life to her art,” says Bouchard. “She docu-

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ments the areas south of the university, [the] McKernan-Belgravia area. It’s in a way documenting that area because of all the homes that are being knocked down and there’s a lot of infill there. She’s working from a lot of resource photos. People come in and see her work and they immediately connect with it, because it stirs that association in them. It’s home.” While a healthy amount of preparation goes into exhibitions like the Fall Gallery Walk, the question of what audience will most enjoy is always a bit of mystery. Bouchard says it’s difficult to tell people what they can expect to come away with. “That’s where my job ends,” says Bouchard. “When they come in, I want it to be pleasing to them and I want it to feel cohesive, and I want them to feel like they want to stay. I want them to think about it when they leave. I want them to think about a certain painting because I gave it enough place that it can stand on its own. But I want them to go out more than once and really think about the pieces and maybe want to learn more about the artist.” Curare is on the surface, a nice afternoon spent looking at art. But, a little time spent perusing the space yields a better understanding of how much dedication goes into exhibitions like it. It’s a good reminder of all the care that goes into crafting art, and of all the care that goes into showcasing it too. “In my gallery, I’ve always felt that artists held all the power because of their commitment to that passion and that being an artist their entire lives,” says Bouchard. “There would be no gallery, and more importantly, there would be no context for our local history without art. That’s what Curare means to me. It’s caring on several levels.” Lucas Provencher arts@vueweekly.com

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ARGENTINE TANGO DANCE AT FOOT NOTES STUDIO • Foot Notes Dance Studio

Cinema SerieS • Capitol Theatre,

WEEKLY (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, 7pm-midnight • $15

BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION • Central Lions Recreation Center, 11113-113 St • 780.893.6828 • ebda.ca • An evening of ballroom, latin, country dancing • First Sat of every month, 8pm (doors)

CANADA 150 SEQUINCENTENNIAL PARTIES • Spazio Perormativo, 10816-95 St

• milzerodance.com • Celebrating as many sides of Canadianism as possible • Sep 30, 8pm

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)

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

GOTTA MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL • Various LRT stations throughout Edmonton • One minute silent short films will be lighting up platform screens throughout the LRT system • Sep 25-Oct 1 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 (4:30-5:15pm), Toonie Yoga (5:306:45pm), 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

MILE ZERO DANCE PRESENTS: GHOST DAYS • Spazio Performativo, 10816-95 St •

mzdsociety@gmail.com • milezerodance.com • An experimental art adventure combining video, performance, photos, and music to conjure spirits and ghosts as the evening's audience and collaborators • Sep 30, 7:30pm (door), 8pm (show) • Free (donations accepted; all proceeds

9231-100 Ave • Dances are taught to a variety of songs and music. No partner required • Every Wed, 7-9pm • $10

Fort Edmonton Park, 7000-143 St • fortedmontonpark.ca • Each film in the series is selected by artistic director Dana Anderson, who introduces the film each week. Every month features a new line up of popular movies from the past • Every Thu until Oct 19, 7:30pm • $10 +GST (adv, online), $11.43 +GST (door)

DREAMSPEAKERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL • Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre, 8712-109 St • 780.378.9609 • dreamspeakers.org • Featuring Aboriginal films • Sep 20-23 • $12 (screenings)

EDMONTON FILM SOCIETY • Royal Alberta Museum, 12845-102 Ave • 780.439.5285 • edmontonfilmsociety@gmail.com • royalalbertamuseum.ca/movies • SCHEDULE: To Kill A Mockingbird (Sep 25), My Man Godfrey (Oct 2), Notorious (Oct 16), Midnight (Oct 23), The Shop Around the Corner (Oct 30), Casablanca (Nov 6) • 8pm • $3-$6 ($35 for membership)

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL • Landmark Cinemas City Centre 9,

ART GALLERY OF ST ALBERT (AGSA) • 19 Perron St, St Albert • 780.460.4310 • artgalleryofstalbert.ca • Dreaming of Canada: A Mail Art Project: artwork by various; Aug 12-Sep 30 • The Prairies, the Maritimes and a Few Lakes: artwork by Ken Housego; Sep 7-30 BEAR CLAW GALLERY • 10403-124 St • 780.482.1204 • info@bearclawgallery.com • bearclawgallery.com • Fall Gallery Walk; Sep 23-24

BIG PICTURE PHOTOGRAPHY • 10 Sturgeon Rd, St. Albert • The Happening: Art Show & Sale; Every Sat until Oct 7, 10am-4pm

10200-102 Ave • Sep 28-Oct 7

GRAPHIC MEANS SCREENING • Garneau Theatre, 8712-109 St • events.abnorth@ gdc.net • A film that explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s— from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF. Presented by Graphic Designers of Canada Alberta North Chapter • Sep 29, 6:308:30pm • $12 (non-members) METRO • Metro at the Garneau Theatre, 8712109 St • 780.425.9212 • metrocinema.org • Visit metrocinema.org for daily listings • 50 YearS AGO: Belle de Jour (Sep 24, Sep 27) • alberta CULTURE DAYS: Brokeback Mountain (Sep 30), Prairie Tales Redux (Sep 30) • edmonton opera: Brokeback Mountain (Sep 30) • Quote-a-long SERIES: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (Sep 30) • reel FAMILY CINEMA: The Secret of NIMH (Sep 30) • reel LEARNING: The Naked Brand (Sep 26) RADICAL REELS • Arden Theatre • ardentheatre.com • The best sports action films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will leave you wondering how–and perhaps why– exceptional athletes take on extreme sports • Sep 28, 7:30pm • $15-$20

BLEEDING HEART ART SPACE • 9132-118 Ave • dave@bleedingheartartspace.com • Jennifer Berkenbosch; Sep 9-Oct 14

BOREALIS GALLERY • 9820-107 St • The Dream We Form By Being Together; Jun 29-Oct 1

BUGERA MATHESON GALLERY • 10345124 St • bugeramathesongallery.com • Road Less Travelled: artwork by Jane Everett; Sep 29-Oct 13 • Fall Gallery Walk; Sep 23-24

CaVa gallerY • 9103-95 Ave • 780.461.3427 • galeriecava.com • Fragile: artwork by various artists; Aug 18-Oct 14 • Members exhibition and opening reception; Sep 8-23

DC3 ART PROJECTS • 10567-111 St • 780.686.4211 • dc3artprojects.com • The Arch: Plans For A Heterotopic Space Opera: artwork by Travis Mcewen; Sep 8-Oct 14

FAB GALLERY • Fine Arts Building Gallery,1-1 FAB (University of Alberta) • ualberta.ca/ artshows • Graduate Design Group Show; Sep 26-Oct 14 FRONT GALLERY • 12323-104 Ave •

GALLERIES + MUSEUMS ACCA CENTRE • 3530-91 St • 780.885.0505 • philippineartscouncil@gmail.com • philippineartscouncil.com/kalinangan • Kalinangan: workshops on Philippine arts; Sep 30, 1-7pm • Free

thefrontgallery.com • Occupied People: artwork by various artists; Sep 13-Oct 4 • Fall Gallery Walk; Sep 23-24

GALLERY@501 • 501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park • 780.410.8585 • strathcona.ca/artgallery • Quiet Stories from Canadian Places: artwork by Heather M. Cline; Sep 9-Oct 22

ACUA GALLERY & ARTISAN BOUTIQUE

HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY • 3 Fl, 10215-

• 9534-87 St • 780.488.8558 • info@acuarts. ca • acuarts.ca • Closing In: June Mielnichuk; Sep 8-28

A. J. OTTEWELL CENTRE • 590 Broadmoor Blvd • Artists In Action!! During Cultural Days; Sep 30, 10am-3pm

ALBERTA

Glass Buffalo Fall 2017 Launch Party Yellowhead Brewery Sept. 27, 6:30 - 10:30 pm $5 - $10 (at Eventbrite)

Winston Churchill Sq • 780.422.6223 • youraga. ca • Cutline: From the Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail; Jul 1-Nov 12 • Zachary Ayotte + Nulle Part—Shelter; Jul 1-Oct 8 • Past Imperfect: A Canadian History Project; Jun 17Oct 8 • Gretzky is Everywhere; Jun 10-Sep 24 • Turbulent Landings: The NGC 2017 Canadian Biennial: curated by Catherine Crowston, Josee Drouin-Brisebois and Jonathan Shaughnessy; Sep 30-Jan 7 • 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 • 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

CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY • 10186-106 St • 780.488.6611 • albertacraft.ab.ca • Landmarks: artwork by Julia Reimer, Tyler Rock and Katherine Russell; Sep 2-Dec 24; Artist

112 St • 780.426.4180 • harcourthouse.ab.ca • Curious Things: artwork by Wei Li; Aug 10-Sep 22 • Substratae: artwork by Margie Kelk; Aug 10-Sep 22

HUMAN ECOLOGY GALLERY • University of Alberta 1-15, Human Ecology Building • 780.492.3824 • Imagining a Better World: The Artwork of Nelly Toll; Sep 28-Mar 11

LANDO GALLERY • 103, 10310-124 St • 780.990.1161 • landogallery.com • September Group Selling Exhibition: artwork by various artists; Sep 1-30

LATITUDE 53 • Latitude 53, 10242-106 St NW • latitude53.org • Visualeyez; Sep 17-23 LOFT ART GALLERY • 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park • artsoc@telus.net • artstrathcona.com • Open Fri-Sun, Sep 9-Dec, 10-4pm • Artwork from local artists of the Society MCMULLEN GALLERY • U of A Hospital, 8440-112 St • 780.407.7152 • friendsofuah.org/ mcmullen-gallery • Comfort: artwork by Kirsty Templeton Davidge and Anne Billy; Aug 14-Oct 1

MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM • St

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Albert Place, 5 St Anne Street, St Albert • MuseeHeritage.ca • 780.459.1528 • museum@ artsandheritage.ca • Dreaming of Canada: A Mail Art Project: artwork by various artists; Aug 12-Sep 30 • The Prairies, the Maritimes and a Few Lakes: artwork by Ken HouseGo; Sep 7-30 • The Michel Band: curated by members of the Michel Band Council; Sep 19-Jan 7

PAINT SPOT • 10032-81 Ave • 780.432.0240

BREATH IN POETRY COLLECTIVE • BLVD

• paintspot.ca • NAESS GALLERY: Toshiaki’s Art: Finding Expression in Time-Breeze; Aug 18-Oct 3 • ARTISAN NOOK: Some Paintings of Me: artwork by Dean Welsh; Aug 18-Oct 3

SCRIPT SALON • Holy Trinity Anglican Church,

PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY • 12323-104 Ave • 780.455.7479 • probertsongallery.com • The Artist's Studio: artwork by Joseph Hartman; Sep 21-Oct 10; Opening reception: Sep 23, 2-4pm (artist talk: 3pm)

Supper x Club, 10765 Jasper Ave • Every Tue Upper Arts Space, 10037-84 Ave • A monthly play reading series: 1st Sun each month with a different play by a different playwright

ST. ALBERT READERS' FESTIVAL: STARFeSt • St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne

PICTURE THIS! FRAMING & GALLERY • 959 Ordze Rd, Sherwood Park • 780.467.3038 • info@picturethisgallery.com • picturethisgallery. com • The Great Fall Art Show: artwork by various artists; Sep 15-Oct 31

Street, St. Albert • 780.459.1530 • sapl@sapl.ca • starfest.ca • The seventh St. Albert Readers’ Festival, where they travel back in time, explore the paranormal and the gothic, and learn from some of the best in the business • Sep 15-Nov 6 • $5 (events at the library), $10 (events at other venues), $45 (event with Terry O'Reilly)

PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES OF ALBERTA

TALES–Monthly Storytelling Circle •

• 8555 Roper Road • PAA@gov.ab.ca • 780.427.1750 • culture.alberta.ca/paa/ eventsandexhibits/default.aspx • Open Tue-Sat, 9am

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

REYNOLDS-ALBERTA MUSEUM • 6426-40

UPPER CRUST CAFÉ • 10909-86 Ave •

Ave, Wetaskiwin • history.alberta.ca/reynolds • 780.312.2065 • The McLaughlin Story: Discover how the McLaughlin family of risk takers helped shape Canada’s auto industry; Until Oct 9

SCOTT GALLERY • 10411-124 St • scottgallery.com • and light she lingers as your hostess: artwork by Gillian Willans; Sep 16-Oct 7 SNAP GALLERY • Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, 10123-121 St • 780.423.1492 • snapartists.com • The Story So Far: curated by Sara Norquay; Sep 21-Nov 4 • SNAP Annual Members Show and Sale; Nov 18

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 • The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition; Until Jan 7 • Free-$117.95

VASA GALLERY • 25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St Albert • 780.460.5990 • vasa-art.com • Feathers and Fur: artwork by Tammy Taylor; Sep 5-30

WEST END GALLERY • 10337-124 St • 780.488.4892 • westendgalleryltd.com • Mosaic: Contemporary Canadian Art: by various artists; Sep 16-Oct 5 • Edmonton Gallery Walk; Sep 23-24 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 • Nidificate: artwork by Monique Martin; Sep 7-30

LITERARY AUDREYS BOOKS • 10702 Jasper Ave • Angie Abdou "In Case I Go" Book Launch; Sep 22, 7-9pm • Karen Spafford & Debby Waldman Double Launch; Oct 1, 2-4pm • Joe Calendino 'To Hell and Back' Book Launch; Oct 5, 7-9pm

BOOK LAUNCH AT JOHN FRY PARK • John Fry Park, Diamond 2 • eileenbell.com/contact • Celebrating the launch of Dying on Second, the 4th book in E.C. Bell's paranormal mystery series, the Marie Jenner Mysteries • Sep 30, 2-4:30pm • Free BOOK LAUNCH: TEETH OF THE COCODRILO • #104, Jef's Cafe, 5012-50 St, Beaumont • Signing and sale by ex-firefighter and Beaumont's crime writer • Sep 23, 11am-2pm

DOWNTOWN EDMONTON BOOK CLUB • Downtown Edmonton Community League, 10042-103 St • facebook.com/declorg • Open to anyone who lives, works, or plays downtown and wants to meet new people, have great conversations, and read cool stuff • Every 2nd Wed, 7-8:30pm

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

GLASS BUFFALO FALL 2017 LAUNCH PARTY • Yellowhead Brewery, 10229-105 St • glassbuffalofall2017.eventbrite.com • Mingle over libations and hear engaging stories and poems from Glass Buffalo’s writing contest finalists and Fall issue contributors • Sep 27, 6:30-10:30pm • $5-$10 (at Eventbrite)

OIL’S DEEP STATE BOOK LAUNCH • Telus Centre Rm 150, 87 Ave & 111 St, U of A campus • parklandinstitute.ca/events • Author Kevin Taft’s new book analyzes how the oil industry has captured key democratic institutions in both Alberta and Ottawa • Sep 26, 7-9pm • Free ROUGE POETRY SLAM HOSTED BY

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780.422.8174 • strollofpoets.com • The Poets’ Haven Reading Series • Most Mon (except holidays), 7pm, Sep 18-Mar; presented by the Stroll of Poets Society • $5 (door)

WORDS IN THE PARK • Spark Gallery, 2257 Premier Way, #116, Sherwood Park • Part of Alberta Culture Days. Featuring local authors, artisans, dance, music, kid's activities, interactive sessions, food, refreshments and more • Sep 30, 10am-4pm • Free

THEATRE CHIMPROV • Citadel's Zeidler Hall, 9828-101A Ave • rapidfiretheatre.com • Rapid Fire Theatre’s longform comedy show: improv formats, intricate narratives, and one-act plays • Every Sat, 10pm; Sep 10-Jun 9 • $15 (door or buy in adv at TIX on the Square) DOWNTON ABBEY ROAD: SONGS OF THE BEATLES • Jubilations Dinner Theatre, West Edmonton Mall, #2061, 8882-170 St • 780.484.2424 • infoedmonton@jubilations. ca • edmonton.jubilations.ca • The Crawley family is abuzz with anticipation for Lady Mary’s birthday celebration, when a mysterious visitor claims they know a dark secret about someone in the house. The problem: everyone there has a dark secret • Aug 18-Oct 15 (Wed-Sun) • $33.25-$77.95

HIGH TEA • Westbury Lobby, Artsbarns • fireflytheatre.com • HIGH TEA guests will sip quality teas from Acquired Tastes, nibble on sweets from Duchess Bake Shop, while floating butlers serve cucumber sandwiches and aerialists pour champagne • Sep 24, 2-4pm • $50 (at TIX)

MIND GAMES • Roxy Theatre, 8529-103 St NW • In Mind Games, Jeff Newman will influence thoughts, make impossible predictions, and even read the minds of his audience live on stage • Sep 21-24 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 PATTYZEE@THEROXY • The Roxy on Gateway, 8529-103 St NW • theatrenetwork.ca • A series of five unique cabarets by actress/singer Patricia Zentilli, each with a different theme and special guests • Sep 30, 8pm • $26 (online or phone via Theatre Network) Soul SiStaS • Mayfield Dinner Theatre, 16615-109 Ave NW • Two incredible women. Two great stories. Soul Sistas is a multi-part tribute to the iconic African American female singers of our time • Sep 5-Oct 29

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE • Citadel Theatre, 9828-101A Ave • citadeltheatre.com • When William Shakespeare falls in love with an engaged woman, their forbidden romance inspires the playwright’s most famous tragedy • Sep 16-Oct 8

SHOCKERS DELIGHT • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave • 780.433.3399 • tetroq.com • A bittersweet comedy that chronicles the evolving relationship of three graduates of the University of Continental North America, and their intertwined studies of golf, ballroom dancing, and 19th century furniture design • Sep 28-Oct 14 THE SOUND OF MUSIC • Jubilee Auditorium, 11455-87 Ave NW • 1.866.540.7469 • broadwayacrosscanada.ca • The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family • Sep 19-24

THEATRESPORTS • Citadel's Zeidler Hall, 9828-101A Ave • rapidfiretheatre.com • Improv • Every Fri, 7:30pm and 10pm • Sep 9-Jun 8 • $15


INDIGENOUS FILM

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Edmonton Dreamspeakers Film Festival finds strength in culture Thu., Sept. 21 (7 pm) Dreamspeakers Film Festival Before the Streets directed by Chloe Leriche Metro Cinemas ($15)

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dmonton’s Dreamspeakers Film Festival is not known for skirting big issues of our time. In fact, executive director Christine Frederick explains that every year she’s amazed at how courageous filmmakers are in their selections. “It becomes extremely important in this time of renewal, this time of reconciliation, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” she says. “A larger awareness of the damaging effects of colonialism on indigenous people the world over.” When Dreamspeakers began in 1993, many of the films explored raising awareness and generating education about human rights violations experienced by indigenous people. Now, the films are about reconstructing a culture that, in many cases, was once nearly lost. “Many of the colonialistic structures were meant to strip us of our identity and of our culture,” she says. “So when we practice that art again, we’re rebuilding our culture.” Filmmakers are also delving into important issues such as environmentalism and climate change—accounting for Standing Rock’s impact and similar situations close to home in the past year. Many of the films and submissions for this year’s festival use these events to discuss the increasing violence against women in Canada and the

sweeping counter-movement regarding missing and murdered indigenous women. Another topic that some of the films touch on is the connection between generations, something that has proven useful in rebuilding lost culture. “In the last 200 years, one of the common threads of our experiences has been the separation of families and the separation of generations certainly through the Indian Act and residential schools,” Frederick says. Dreamspeakers’ filmmakers have made some of those connections by sharing elder knowledge and traditions in their pieces. Before the Streets stood out for its beautiful illustration of cultural integrity. Québecois filmmaker Chloé Leriche created the film that not only exhibits beauty, but strength in a raw and realistic setting. Before the Streets tells the story of Shawnouk, a young Atikamekw teen who gets involved in an armed robbery that goes wrong. Despondent and scared, he flees into the forest of Québec, returning to his Atikamekw roots to cleanse his soul. Rather than focusing on absence and dismal conditions, Leriche paints a picture of wisdom and durability. Part of how she portrays this is by filming in two languages: Atikamekw and French, Leriche’s native tongue. In fact, the project is the first feature film shot in the language of Atikamekw. Many of the actors Leriche chose were not professional actors. This was a result of Leriche having to choose between non-Atikamekw and potentially non-indigenous actors, or the

untrained Atikamekw artists she came to know. Rykko Bellemare, who plays Shawnouk, is actually drummer, singer and manager of Northern Voice, a musical group from Wemotaci, a First Nations reserve in Québec. “There is no denying that the performances are powerful,” Frederick says. “They have a gravitas that is poignant, atmospheric and beautiful.” Nearly 10 years ago, Leriche met some Atikamekw boys while working on a separate project. Working with them, she discovered some of the horrors they faced growing up with suicide and death readily nearby. Originally, she intended to make a film about the difficulties faced by the young boys she met, but quickly realized how much self-esteem the boys lacked. Seeing how much her film could help these boys, she switched her idea and rewrote the script. Choosing local artists seemed to be a perfect fit, creating something that accurately portrayed their own culture, as well as bringing strength to the boys she first met. “Those are people that already know the importance of their nations and how to portray it,” Leriche says. “I wanted to not be the outsider that tells them what’s good for their nation, but to make sure that I could have an internal point of view.” The impact is felt as soon as the filmmakers being researching, but it continues when people share in the process and see the films. Frederick says it’s expected now at the festival that viewers will leave with an interesting discussion to follow. Sierra Bilton sierra@vueweekly.com

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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

THE VIP REEL DEAL PASS $149 | THE SIXER (6-PACK) PASS $75 – available online. Single tickets to each film are available online or in-person at Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre.

ROMANTIC ROAD

HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Thursday, Sept. 28 @ 6:30pm Director: Oliver McGarvey | 90-mins. | Canada | $35

Friday, Sept. 29 @ 9pm Director: John Cameron Mitchell | 102-mins. | UK/USA | $15

Tuesday, Oct. 3 @ 9pm Director: Sean Baker | 115-mins. | USA | $15

Rupert & Jan are living proof you can live your dreams no matter how odd, wild or crazy they might be - a rare glimpse into a uniquely inspired expedition that redefines later-life. Side by side, they drove for six months and covered over 5,000 miles. Though Rupert was at the wheel, Jan quietly propels the journey with a gentle strength and we witness their deep and lasting love grow stronger through this incredible experience. Executive Produced by Sharon Stone. Guests: Oliver McGarvey (Director) attending.

The absurdly unique genres of romance-horror-comedy-sci-fi are splattered all over John Cameron Mitchell’s ludicrous HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, making for an incredibly bold, eccentric, and completely bananas time at the movies! Follow the young Enn, whose late-night gallivanting leads him to the alien Zan (perennial it-girl Elle Fanning) with whom he explores a bizarro underground alien punk scene. Nicole Kidman is unforgettable. Just sayin’.

The infectious joy of a long childhood summer is brilliantly and boldly brought to life in Sean Baker’s newest film THE FLORIDA PROJECT. Poverty, innocence, and the comic nature of children drive this powerful social drama set amongst a backdrop of novelty budget motels near Walt Disney World in Orlando. THE FLORIDA PROJECT premiered earlier this year to great critical acclaim in Cannes and is a surefire Oscar-contender. Willem Dafoe for Best Actor?

LUNCHBOX SHORTS

STUDIO A: Spotlight on Alberta

LUCKY

Monday to Friday, Oct. 2-6 @ NOON Directors: Various | 45-mins. | $15

Saturday, Sept. 30 @ NOON, 2pm & 4:30pm Directors: Various | 3 short film programmes | $15

Saturday, Oct. 7 @ 7pm Director: Oliver John Carroll Lynch | 90-mins. | USA | $35

OPENING NIGHT GALA!

CLOSING NIGHT GALA! Landmark Cinemas 9 in Edmonton City Centre is where we present the wildly popular LUNCHBOX SHORTS! Monday thru Friday during the festival, we present five (5) unique short film packages curated from film submissions. Admission is $15 and includes lunch!

STUDIO A(lberta) is a series of short film programmes created by, and featuring raw, Alberta talent! Meet filmmakers, actors, writers, directors, grips, gaffers… who call Alberta home, and the talented creators who play, and live, right here in our own Studio, eh. Guests: Filmmakers attending.

IN MEMORIAM… We here in EIFF land are fortunate to meet and play with wildly interesting people. Months ago, once we had chosen LUCKY as the EIFF Closing Night film, our relationship with the film’s writers – Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja – began, and continues. Last Friday (Sept. 15th), star of the film, LUCKY and inspiration for the script, - HARRY DEAN STANTON - passed. Our words to Writers, Logan and Drago: “On behalf of all of us here at EIFF, I am writing to send you our heartfelt sympathy following the loss of your dear friend, Harry Dean Stanton. Although we were never privileged to meet him, his work always made us feel like we did know him. A bit of him, at least. And LUCKY… well, somehow, he got under our skin. Through your beautiful words and Lynch’s direction, we all feel like we genuinely got to know Harry Dean Stanton. Thank YOU for that! He touched the world. I’m convinced he straddled Cassini and both rode out in a glorious denouement.” - Kerrie Long (Festival Producer)

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LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut, LUCKY, is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection. Guests: Logan Sparks (Writer) attending.

Full Festival Program Available online at EDMONTONFILMFEST.COM PRINTED Program Guides available at… KNIFEWEAR: 10820 – 82 Avenue LANDMARK CINEMAS 9 CITY CENTRE: 10200 - 102 Avenue TIX ON THE SQUARE: 9930 – 102 Avenue


MYSTERY/DRAMA

FRI, SEP 22–THUR, SEP 28

LOGAN LUCKY

FRI & MON TO THURS: 9:30PM SAT: 3:45 & 9:30PM SUN: 3:45 & 8:45PM

RATED: PG, CL

THE GLASS CASTLE

DUNKIRK

FRI: 6:45 & 9:15PM SAT: 3:30, 6:45 & 9:15PM SUN: 1:15, 3:30, 6:00 & 8:15PM MON TO THURS: 6:45 & 9:00PM

RATED: PG, V, MSM

FRI & MON TO THURS: 7:00PM SAT: 1:00 & 7:00PM SUN: 1:00 & 6:15PM

RATED: 14A, NRFC

MOTHER! MAKES A MARK

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Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem gel in Aronofsky’s latest

Mother! Directed by Darren Aronofsky Now Playing 

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magine that story “The Yellow Wallpaper”(house-confined woman battles the diagnosis of hysteria) adapted by Salvador Dalí, then merged with Psycho and a sequel to Rosemary’s Baby. The latest from writer-director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan)—curiously stylized as mother!, as if part of a panicked text message—is a lot like that, only blown up into a two-hour dream-allegory for the strangling of a woman by her husband’s artistic ego. While it’s not as bat-guano insane as it sounds, and more freaky than scary, this film smashes, head-on, the emotional freight of a nightmare into the operatic theatricality of Aronofsky’s woozily claustrophobic first-person fables. A strange fairytale beginning (husband touches a crystal on a

stand, bringing the house to life) puts us in Never-Real Land from the start. The entire film may be in the head of Her/Mother (Jennifer Lawrence), who never leaves this house. It’s an octagonal, panopticon-like building where, thanks to Matthew Libatique’s disturbingly in-close, even oppressive cinematography (often right up by Mother’s head), it’s hard to get a reassuring sense of where exactly we are in this place, which she’s still renovating. When her blocked-up poet of a much older husband, a.k.a. Him (Javier Bardem), welcomes an apparent stranger (Ed Harris), into their home, hell soon creaks and clanks and shudders loose. The man’s sly, undermining wife— deftly played with a witchlike twinkle by Michelle Pfeiffer— only pours more gas onto the hell flames. Freud and Poe soon battle it out (the house has a beating heart Mother can detect; a floor’s bloodstain can’t be scrubbed out, becoming a vagi-

nal mark that stickily opens up to Mother’s wrenching grasp). Her hallucinatory homescape’s threatened by another family’s invasion, briefly becalmed by pregnancy and the birth of the couple’s son, then exploded in a siege-turned-riot after He welcomes his fans, flocking to Him in adulation after the publication, at last, of his newest book. Is this film one long, twisted, metaphorical apology from auteur Aronofsky for the toll that his creations take? At least mother! has enough serpentine freakiness to writhe away from such easy explanations. Though the Woman takes so much punishment here, the film’s ultimately a condemnation of the Great Man Artist who burns up and discards his muse. That may seem too basic a moral, but the fractured fable preceding it has enough flashes and flourishes of art to make this house visit worth the surreal staycation. Brian Gibson film@vueweekly.com

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o any fan of film, John RhysDavies’ name brings to mind dreams of buried desert treasure, Russian espionage, and of course, an axe stained with Orc’s blood clutched by a shorttempered dwarf. I was able to chat with RhysDavies before his appearance at this year’s Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo. I began our conversation by telling him that he and Harrison Ford were the reasons I wanted to be an archaeologist as a kid, after seeing them act as Sallah and Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. “Isn’t it amazing. This makes it about 253 of people and professional archaeologists who have told me that I was one of the reasons they became interested in archaeology,” Rhys-Davies 14 pop

says. “Those are great films. Of course archaeology isn’t done that way these days. Indy found more of a loot and scoot school of archaeology.” As a skilled excavator, Sallah, in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rhys-Davies battled Nazis while attempting to find and restore the Ark of the Covenant, a chest that is said to contain the Ten Commandments. But his archaeology exploits don’t stop there. In real life, Rhys-Davies has narrated archaeology documentaries and has been in to actual excavation sites. “I was at a dinner in Jerusalem the other night and a man turned around, introduced himself and next thing I know, I’m on a site just outside the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem,” Rhys-Davies says. “The site is being excavated and they just got down to the tops of the Roman cellars which have been filled in by the Byzantines. Down there are the fragments of the Roman temple vessels. In any square foot, there would be at least 100 pieces of pottery,

Roman mosaics, and quantities of tesserae lying around. They think that under the Roman stuff they’re going to find Age of Kings.” This is not the first time RhysDavies has been invited to a dig. It’s a perk to being a movie star. “You do realize you’re talking to one of the archaeological legends of the 20th century. With Indy, I actually found the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. How many people can really say that?” he says. Rhys-Davies has had an extremely successful career. To date, he is the only known actor who has been in all three of the James Bond, Indiana Jones, and The Lord of the Rings franchises. “I’ve been a lucky son of a bitch, haven’t I? I always tell young actors you have to be prepared for anything. Your preparation will in turn perhaps lead to the next job or defining job,” RhysDavies says. “My first film was a Michael Caine film. I never actually met Michael Caine. I got blown up before the main titles, but it was an introduction to

the world of film.” Rhys-Davies’ most well-known character is has to be Gimli, the dwarf of the Fellowship in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The funny thing is that he never actually wanted the part. “I had no confidence that this little chap in New Zealand had any idea what he was getting himself into,” he says. “The books were unfilmable and having spent 30 years trying to be recognized. Why would I want to immerse myself in a prosthetic?” Rhys-Davies had two nudges that “influenced” his decision to take the part. “My present manager who was an agent at the time said, ‘If you don’t accept this part, well frankly, I don’t think we can continue to represent you,’” he says. “The other defining thing was my eldest son who said, ‘I think you’re nuts turning this down.’ He said ‘Just think, in every bookshop anywhere in the world there’s at least two feet of bookshelf dedicated to Tolkien.”

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After taking his son’s advice, Rhys-Davies journeyed to New Zealand, still thoroughly skeptical, and checked out what director Peter Jackson was working on. “Within two weeks I realized this was going to be one of the great motion pictures of all time,” Rhys-Davies says. He and Jackson saw the character of Gimli as not only a warrior very capable of slaying Orcs and Uruk-hai, but also a comic foil to the darkened tone of The Lord of the Rings. The core reason the books are unfilmable is because Tolkien used a “Nordic saga type structure,” meaning some events happen in the past with things continuing to worsen until there’s an end-all battle. On film that would not only drag on, but be rather depressing. The audience needs some comedic relief every now and then. “The great secret about Gimli is that he doesn’t realize he’s small,” Rhys-Davies says. “He’s a giant in his eyes and that wonderful slightly misplaced sense of self is always comic. There’s also the wonderful paradoxes of the character. The narrow insular xenophobic nature of the dwarves which is combined with an extraordinary capacity for love, loyalty, and friendship when gained. If you set him on his own with a 1,000 Orcs advancing, with the certainty of death, he’ll shout [in the Gimli voice], ‘What are we waiting for?’” Rhys-Davies also voiced Treebeard, the eldest of the Ents, in The Lord of the Rings films. Though many fans quickly fell in love with Rhys-Davies vocalization of Treebeard, he still believes it to be his greatest failure. “I still wake up in the night thinking about how I got the character wrong. We tried everything to create this creature that has no lungs. He’s the oldest living thing on the planet. How do you create the sound that is a walking, talking tree giving the essence of the character,” he says. “I tried everything from ultra-slow vibrations, almost down to whale or dolphin type sounds. But, you have to get the rustle of the leaves in the pattern of talk and the squelch of the feet. In the end, we back to very subtle things. I feel my stomach tighten as I talk about it because I didn’t get it right and I don’t know how to.” Rhys-Davies is excited to appear for all three days of Edmonton’s upcoming Comic & Entertainment Expo. To him, meeting his fans is the most important part of his career. “I meet the people who have put my bread and butter on my plate for the past 50 years,” Rhys-Davies says. “I was at a fan convention the other day and I was talking to a man who was ex-French military who had been in Afghanistan. To make a connection, I thanked him for his service and said, ‘It’s a mad world.’ He said, “Yes. And you are important because you allow us to dream.” Stephan Boissonneault stephan@vueweekly.com


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Best Public Art Gallery

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Winner: Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Square; 780.422.6223; youraga.ca) 1st Runner-up: Latitude 53 (latitude53.org) 2nd Runner-up: SNAP Gallery (snapartists.com/gallery)

Winner: Kay Pop Art Studio (kaypopart.com) 1st Runner-up: AJ Louden 2nd Runner-up: TIE Jill Stanton, Pat Ennis

Winner: Nasra Adem 1st Runner-up: Ahmed Knowmadic 2nd Runner-up: Chris Kruegar

Winner: Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre (8712 109 St.; 780.425.9212; metrocinema.org) 1st Runner-up: Princess Theatre (princesstheatre.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Cineplex Odeon Windermere & VIP Cinema (cineplex.com)

Winner: TIE The Nook Cafe (10153 97 St.; 780.761.6665; breathinpoetry.com), The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse (9351 118 Ave.; 780.471.1580; thecarrot.ca)

Best Private Art Gallery Winner: Bearclaw Gallery (10403 124 St.; 780.482.1204; bearclawgallery.com) 1st Runner-up: dc3 Art Projects (dc3artprojects.com) 2nd Runner-up: TIE Front Gallery (thefrontgallery.com), Peter Robertson (probertsongallery.com)

Best Cultural Gallery Winner: Bearclaw Gallery (10403 124 St.; 780.482.1204; bearclawgallery.com) 1st Runner-up: Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts (thenina.ca)

Best Place For Poetry/Spoken Best Movie Theatre Word

Best Artist Winner: Jen Danger 1st Runner-up: Hayley Wright 2nd Runner-up: Jill Stanton

Best Author Winner: TIE A.D. Ryan, Marty Chan 1st Runner-up: Todd Babiak 2nd Runner-up: TIE Omar Mouallem, Rob Browatzke

Best Artisan/ Craft Fair

Best Graphic Novelist

Winner: The Royal Bison (8426 Gateway Blvd.; royalbison.ca) 1st Runner-up: Make It Show (makeitshow.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Hand2Hand (hand2hand.ca)

Winner: Jill Stanton 1st Runner-up: Bob Prodor 2nd Runner-up: Kelly Mellings

Best Photographer Winner: Darcy Preece (darcypreece.com) 1st Runner-up: Blake Loates 2nd Runner-up: Jade Tang

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Best Champion Of The Arts Winner: Craig Martell 1st Runner-up: Arts on the Ave.

Best Local Film Maker Winner: Trevor Anderson of Dirt City Films (dirtcityfilms.com) 1st Runner-up: Michael Maxxis 2nd Runner-up: TIE Andrea Beça, JD Buzz

Best Graphic Designer Winner: Hilary Zak 1st Runner-up: Jelena Wong 2nd Runner-up: Jillian Schecher Studio

Best Mural Winner: Jill Stanton at Mercer Warehouse (10363 104 St.) 1st Runner-up: El Cortez


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Best Improv Group Winner: Rapid Fire Theatre (780.443.6044; rapidfiretheatre.com) 1st Runner-up: Die-Nasty 2nd Runner-up: Sorry, Not Sorry (sorrynotsorry.ca)

Best Dance Company Winner: Toy Guns Dance Theatre (10575 115 St.; 780.945.0636; toygunstheatre.com)

1st Runner-up: Good Women Dance Collective (goodwomen.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Mile Zero Dance (milezerodance.com)

Best Actor (All Genders) Winner: Mark Meer 1st Runner-up: TIE Jesse Gervais, Cody Porter 2nd Runner-up: TIE Ben Stevens, John Ullyat

Best Burlesque Troupe Winner: Capital City Burlesque (capitalcityburlesque.com) 1st Runner-up: Velvet Cupcakes 2nd Runner-up: Pinheruppers

Best Burlesque Show Winner: TIE Capital City Burlesque (capitalcityburlesque.com), Edmonton Burlesque Festival (edmontonburlesquefest.com) 1st Runner-up: With Glowing Hearts by Send in the Girls 2nd Runner-up: Wednesday Night Tease by Patent Leather Burlesque

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MUSIC & COMEDY WINNER Best Indoor Adventure

Best Classical Ensemble Winner: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (9720-102 Ave.; 780.401.2591; edmontonsymphony.com) 1st Runner-up: Pro Coro (procoro.ca)

Best Opera Company Winner: Edmonton Opera (edmontonopera.com) 1st Runner-up: Opera NUOVA (operanuova.ca)

Best Local Band Winner: Kane Incognito (kaneincognito.com) 1st Runner-up: Hungry Hollow 2nd Runner-up: On the Front Line

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Best Place To See Live Music (Medium Capacity) Winner: Winspear Centre (4 Sir Winston Churchill Square; 780.428.1414; winspearcentre.com) 22 best of edmonton

1st Runner-up: The Needle Vinyl Tavern (theneedle.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Starlite Room (starliteroom.ca)

Best Place To See Live Music (Large/ Stadium Capacity) Winner: Rogers Place (10214 104 Ave.; 780.414.5483; rogersplace.com) 1st Runner-up: Commonwealth Stadium

Best Club Night

Best Music Scene Supporter Winner: Edmonton Muse (edmontonmuse.ca) 1st Runner-up: Craig Martell 2nd Runner-up: Chris Zuk

Best Local Comedian Winner: Lilith Fair 1st Runner-up: Jon Mick 2nd Runner-up: Nick McQuik

Winner: Evolution Wonderlounge (10220 103 St.; 780.424.0077; yourgaybar.com) 1st Runner-up: The Common (thecommon.ca) 2nd Runner-up: The Bower (thebower.ca)

Best Comedy Club

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Winner: DJ Arrowchaser 1st Runner-up: Chad Cook

Best Solo Artist Winner: Lindsey Walker (lindseywalkerband.com) 1st Runner-up: TIE Khaled Rahime, Paul Woida 2nd Runner-up: TIE Martin Kerr, Nuela Charles

Best Sound Technician Winner: Greg Gory 1st Runner-up: Multiple winners

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Winner: Empress Comedy Night (9912 82 Ave.; 780.758.2754) 1st Runner-up: Underdog Comedy Show 2nd Runner-up: TheatreSports

Best Musical Theatre Winner: Mayfield Dinner Theatre (16651 109 Ave.; 780.483.4051; mayfieldtheatre.ca) 1st Runner-up: Jubilations Dinner Theatre (jubilations.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Foote in the Door Productions (footeinthedoor.ca)


EVENTS & FESTIVALS Best Metro Edmonton Festival Winner: Heritage Festival (10820 119 St.; 780.488.3378; heritagefestival.ca) 1st Runner-up: Fringe Theatre Festival (fringetheatre.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Taste of Edmonton (tasteofedm.ca)

Best Music Festival Winner: Edmonton Folk Music Festival (edmontonfolkfest.org)

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Best Performing Arts Festival Winner: Edmonton International Fringe Festival (780.448.9000; fringetheatre.ca) 1st Runner-up: Edmonton International Street Performers Festival 2nd Runner-up: Kaleido Festival

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Best Radio Host: Afternoon Drive (3-6PM Slot) Winner: Rachel Day (Now 102.3 FM) 1st Runner-up: Jake Ryan (Hot 107 FM) 2nd Runner-up: Layne Mitchell (Sonic 102.9 FM)

Best Radio Team: Afternoon Drive (3-6PM Slot) Winner: Mike & Helena (KISS 91.7) 1st Runner-up: Andrew Grose & J’Lyn Nye (630 CHED AM) 2nd Runner-up: Toby & Warren (100.3 The Bear)

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1st Runner-up: Johnny Infamous (HOT 107 FM) 2nd Runner-up: Pam Kirby (100.3 The Bear)

Best Radio Team: Late Night (9PMMidnight Slot) Winner: Rob & Joelle (Now 102.3 FM)

Best Radio Sportscaster Winner: TIE Jason Gregor (TSN), Reid Wilkins (630 CHED AM) 1st Runner-up: TIE Dustin Nielson (TSN), Morley Scott (630 CHED AM)

Best Radio Newscaster Winner: Bryce Kelly (Sonic 102.9 FM) 1st Runner-up: Bob Layton (630 CHED AM) 2nd Runner-up: Ryan Jespersen (630 CHED)

Best Indie Radio Host Winner: Baba Singh (CKUA 94.9 FM) 1st Runner-up: Benjamin Pop (CJSR 88.5 FM)

Best Radio Station Winner: Now 102.3 FM 1st Runner-up: Sonic 102.9 FM 2nd Runner-up: HOT 107 FM

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Best TV Morning Host Winner: Shaye Ganam (Global) 1st Runner-up: Stacey Brotzel (CTV) 2nd Runner-up: Rob Williams (CTV)

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Best TV Morning Host Team Winner: CTV (edmonton.ctvnews.ca) 1st Runner-up: Global (globalnews.ca/edmonton)

Best TV Newscast Winner: Global (globalnews.ca/edmonton) 1st Runner-up: CTV (edmonton.ctvnews.ca)

Best TV News Anchor Winner: Gord Steinke (Global) 1st Runner-up: Daryl McIntyre (CTV) 2nd Runner-up: Shaye Ganam (Global)

Best TV News Team Winner: Global 1st Runner-up: CTV (edmonton.ctvnews.ca)

Best TV Station Winner: Global (globalnews.ca/edmonton) 1st Runner-up: CTV (edmonton.ctvnews.ca) 2nd Runner-up: CBC (cbc.ca/edmonton)

Best TV Meteorologist Winner: Josh Classen (CTV) 1st Runner-up: Mike Sobel (Global), Jesse Beyer (Global) 2nd Runner-up: Kevin O’Connell (Global)

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SHOPPING & SERVICES Best Antique Store Winner: Old Strathcona Antique Mall (10323 78 Ave.; 780.433.0398; oldstrathconamall.com) 1st Runner-up: Junk Cellar 2nd Runner-up: Maven & Grace (mavenandgrace.com)

Best Art Supply Store Winner: The Paint Spot (10032 81 Ave.; 780.432.0240; paintspot.ca) 1st Runner-up: Delta Art and Drafting Supplies (deltaart.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Colours Art Supplies and Framing (artistsupplies.com)

Best Auto Dealer: New Winner: Sherwood Park Toyota (31 Automall Rd., Sherwood Park; 780.410.2455; sptoyota.com) 1st Runner-up: TIE Freedom Ford (freedomfordsales.ca), Gateway Toyota (gatewaytoyota.ca)

2nd Runner-up: Lakewood Chevrolet (lakewoodchev.com)

Best Auto Dealer: Used Winner: TIE Go Auto (goauto.ca), Mercedes Benz West (mercedes-benz-edmontonwest.ca), Wheaton Honda (wheatonhonda.com) 1st Runner-up: Mayfield Toyota (mayfieldtoyota.com)

Best Auto Service Winner: Pug City Euroworks (9912 72 Ave.; 780.757.7844; pugcity.ca) 1st Runner-up: Wright Automotive

Best Book Store Winner: Audreys Books (10702 Jasper Ave.; 780.423.3487; audreys.ca) 1st Runner-up: Wee Book Inn (weebookinn.com) 2nd Runner-up: Chapters (chapters.indigo.ca)

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Best Comic Book Store Winner: Happy Harbor Comics (10729 104 Ave.; 780.452.8211; happyharborcomics.com) 1st Runner-up: Macbeth Comics & Collectibles 2nd Runner-up: Variant Edition Comics & Culture (variantedmonton.com)

Best Amusement/ Entertainment Centre Winner: Rec Room (1725 99 St; 780.702.1332; therecroom.com) 1st Runner-up: West Edmonton Mall (wem.ca)

Best Board Game Café Winner: Table Top Cafè (tabletopcafe.ca) 1st Runner-up: Hexagon Board Game Cafè (thehexcafe.com) 2nd Runner-up: Board N Brew Cafè (boardnbrewcafe.ca)

Best Escape Room Winner: Time Escape (10939 120 St.; 780.707.6889; timeescape.com) 1st Runner-up: GTFO (letsgtfo.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Escape City (escapecity.ca)

Best Games And Collectibles Shop Winner: Old Strathcona Antique Mall (10323 78 Ave.; 780.433.0398; oldstrathconamall.com) 1st Runner-up: Apt to Game (apttogame.com) 2nd Runner-up: TIE Warp Comics & Games (warpcomics.com), Whyte Knight

Best Vape Shop Winner: River City Vapes (7807 121 Ave.; 587.524.8273; rivercityvapes.com) 1st Runner-up: Darth Vaper (darthvaper.ca)

Best Hookah Bar Winner: Co Co Di (11454 Jasper Ave.; 780.425.1717; cocodi.ca) 1st Runner-up: Nara Hookah Lounge 2nd Runner-up: Sultans Palace

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Best Head Shop Winner: Jupiter Grass (jupitergrass.ca) 1st Runner-up: Shell Shock (shellshock420.com) 2nd Runner-up: Smoker’s Corner (smokerscorner.com)

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Winner: Traveling Tickle Trunk (9923 82 Ave.; 780.469.6669; travelingtickletrunk.com) 1st Runner-up: Hush (hushcanada.com) 2nd Runner-up: Love Boutique

Best Musical Instrument Store Winner: Long & McQuade (long-mcquade.com) 1st Runner-up: Axe Music (axemusic.com) 2nd Runner-up: Stang Guitars (stangguitars.com)

Best Record Store Winner: Blackbyrd Myoozik (10442 82 Ave.; 780.439.1273; blackbyrd.ca) 1st Runner-up: Listen Records (listenrecords.net) 2nd Runner-up: Freecloud Records (freecloud.ca)

Best Camera Store Winner: McBain Camera (mcbaincamera.com) 1st Runner-up: Vistek (vistek.ca)

Best Sustainable Goods Store/ Eco-Conscious Company Winner: Earth’s General Store (9605 82 Ave.; 780.439.8725; earthsgeneralstore.ca) VUEWEEKLY.com | SEP 21 – SEP 27, 2017

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1st Runner-up: Carbon Environmental Boutique (carbonboutique.com) 2nd Runner-up: Planet Organic (planetorganic.ca)

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Best Tattoo Artist Winner: Jen Danger (Enchanted Tattoo, 5908 104 St.; 780.249.9474; enchantedtattoo.com) 1st Runner-up: Autumn Dancer (Capital Tattoo; capitaltattoo.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Liz Venom (Bombshell Tattoo; bombshelltattoo.ca)

Best Piercing/ Body Modification Studio Winner: Atomic Zombie (10121 124 St.; 780.482.2662; atomiczombie.net) 1st Runner-up: Red Loon (redloontattoo.com) 2nd Runner-up: Dragon FX (dragonfxtattoo.com)

Best House Cleaning Service Winner: Cleaning Professionals (cleaningpros.ca) 1st Runner-up: Molly Maid (mollymaid.ca)


2nd Runner-up: Scrubbie (scrubbies.ca)

Best Computer Store Winner: Memory Express (memoryexpress.com) 1st Runner-up: Apple (apple.ca) 2nd Runner-up: WestWorld Computers (westworld.ca)

Best Florist Winner: Laurel’s on Whyte (8210 104 St.; 780.431.0738; laurelsonwhyte.com) 1st Runner-up: FaBLOOMosity (fabloomosity.com) 2nd Runner-up: Bunches (bunchesflowers.com)

Best Furniture Store Winner: IKEA (1311 102 Ave.; 1.866.866.4532; ikea.com) 1st Runner-up: FIND (findedmonton.com) 2nd Runner-up: Structube (structube.com)

Best Place To Gamble Winner: River Cree (300 East Lapotac Blvd., Enoch; 780.484.2121; rivercreeresort.com) 1st Runner-up: Casino Yellowhead (mycasinoyellowhead.com) 2nd Runner-up: Grand Villa (grandvillacasino.com)

Best Gardening Store Winner: Greenland Garden Centre (23108 Hwy 16, Sherwood Park; 780.467.7557; greenlandgarden.com) 1st Runner-up: Salisbury (salisburygreenhouse.com) 2nd Runner-up: Apache (apache.org)

Best Gift Shop Winner: Wildbird General Store (4712 99 St.; 780.439.7333; wildbirdgeneralstore.com)

1st Runner-up: Sweet Convenience (sweetconvenience.com) 2nd Runner-up: When Pigs Fly (whenpigsfly.ca)

Best Home Accessory/Décor Store Winner: Home Sense (homesense.ca) 1st Runner-up: Shop Chop (shopchop.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Henry’s (henrysfinethings.ca)

Best Kitchenware Store Winner: Knifewear (10820 82 Ave.; 587.521.2034; knifewear.com) 1st Runner-up: Barb’s Kitchen (barbskitchen.com) 2nd Runner-up: Williams Sonoma (williams-sonoma.ca)

Best Hardware Store

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Winner: Home Depot (homedepot.ca) 1st Runner-up: Rona (rona.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Lowe’s (lowes.ca)

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Best Motorcycle Dealer Winner: Heritage Harley-Davidson (1616 Calgary Trail, 780.430.7200, heritageharley.com) 1st Runner-up: TIE Argyll Motorsports (argyllmotorsports.com), Echo Cycle (echocycle.com) 2nd Runner-up: Scona Cycle (sconahonda.com)

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1st Runner-up: TIE Jonathan Rockliff of Rockliff Pierzchajlo Kroman Architects (rpap.com), Manasc Isaac of Manasc Isaac Architects (manascisaac.com)

Best Condo Developer

Best Shopping Centre/Mall

Winner: Christensen Developments (5410 97 St.; 780.436.2980; cdlhomes.com)

Best Funeral Home

Winner: Homes by Avi (1260 91 St; 587.525.5000; homesbyavi.com) 1st Runner-up: Habitat Studio (habitat-studio.com) 2nd Runner-up: Accent Infills (accentinfills.ca)

Winner: Southgate Centre (5015 111 St.; 780.435.3721; southgatecentre.com) 1st Runner-up: Kingsway Mall (kingswaymall.com) 2nd Runner-up: West Edmonton Mall (wem.ca)

Winner: Serenity Funeral Service (serenity.ca) 1st Runner-up: Park Memorial (parkmemorial.com) 2nd Runner-up: Southside Memorial Chapel (arbormemorial.ca/en/ southside)

Best Home Builder

Best Video Game Store

Best Electric Company

Winner: EB Games (ebgames.ca) 1st Runner-up: Game City (gamecityyeg.ca)

Winner: EPCOR (780.310.4300; epcor.com)

Best Animal Hospital

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Winner: Guardian Veterinary Centre (5620 99 St.; 780.436.5880; vcacanada.com) 1st Runner-up: TIE Southside Animal Hospital (southsidevet.ca), Mill Creek Animal Hospital (millcreekvet.com) 2nd Runner-up: Calgary Trail Pet Hospital (calgarytrailpet.com)

Best Doggie Day Care Winner: Sadie’s K9 Stay and Play (8521 Argyll Rd.; 780.756.0432; k9stayandplay.com) 1st Runner-up: Waggy Tails (waggytails.ca) 2nd Runner-up: TIE Posh Pooch (poshpooch.ca), Sublime (sublimecatncanine.ca)

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Winner: Sadie’s K9 Stay and Play (8521 Argyll Rd.; 780.756.0432; k9stayandplay.com) 1st Runner-up: Waggy Tails (waggytails.ca)

2nd Runner-up: Dogspaw (dogspaw.ca)

2nd Runner-up: MEC (mec.ca)

Best Pet Grooming/ Best Ice Skate Shop Winner: Pet Spa United Cycle (7620 Gateway Blvd.; 780.433.1181; unitedcycle.com) 1st Runner-up: Pro Skate (proskate.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Totem Outdoor Outfitters (totemoutfitters.ca)

Winner: Sadie’s Pet Stop (sadiespetstop.com) 1st Runner-up: Perfectly Pampered Paws 2nd Runner-up: Waggy Tails (waggytails.ca)

Best Pet Supplies Store

Best Ski Shop

Winner: G&E Pharmacy (7326 82 Ave.; 780.469.7667; gepharmacy.com) 1st Runner-up: Sadie’s Pet Stop (sadiespetstop.com) 2nd Runner-up: Homes Alive Pets (homesalive.ca)

Winner: Sundance Ski & Snowboard Shop (4745 Gateway Blvd.; 780.432.0711; sundanceskishop.com) 1st Runner-up: Skier’s Sportshop (skierssportshop.com) 2nd Runner-up: Pacesetter Ski Shoppe (pacesettersb.com)

Best Wedding Registry

Best Fitness Equipment Store

Winner: Hudson Bay (thebay.com) 1st Runner-up: Bed, Bath and Beyond (bedbathandbeyond.ca)

Winner: Fitness Town (10320 80 Ave.; 780.989.0125; fitnesstown.ca) 1st Runner-up: Flaman Fitness (flamanfitness.com) 2nd Runner-up: TIE Fitness Depot (fitnessdepot.ca), United Cycle (unitedcycle.com)

Best Bike Shop Winner: United Cycle (7620 Gateway Blvd.; 780.433.1181; unitedcycle.com) 1st Runner-up: TIE Red Bike (redbike.ca), Revolution Cycle (revolutioncycle.com) 2nd Runner-up: Hardcore Bikes (hardcorebikes.ca)

Best Snowboard Shop Winner: Source Snowboards and Skateboards (17548 100 Ave.; 780.489.9476; sourceboards.com) 1st Runner-up: Easy Rider (theeasyrider.com) 2nd Runner-up: Sundance Ski & Snowboard Shop (sundanceskishop.com)

Best Sporting Goods Store Winner: Sport Chek (sportchek.ca) 1st Runner-up: United Cycle (unitedcycle.com)

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Best Skateboard Shop

Best Accounting Firm

Winner: Source Snowboards and Skateboards (17548 100 Ave.; 780.489.9476; sourceboards.com) 1st Runner-up: Plush Skateboard Shop 2nd Runner-up: Easy Rider (theeasyrider.com)

Winner: TIE PwC (10088 102 Ave.; 780.441.6700; pwc.com), Tran & Associates Certified General Accountants (10160-116 St.; 780.990.1892; tranassociates.ca) 1st Runner-up: Ernest & Young (ey.com) 2nd Runner-up: KDM (kdmmgmt.ca)

Best Local Adventure Outfitter Winner: MEC (mec.ca) 1st Runner-up: Totem Outdoor Outfitters (totemoutfitters.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Track & Trail (shop.trackntrail.ca)

Best Financial Institution Winner: BMO (bmo.com) 1st Runner-up: TD Bank (td.com) 2nd Runner-up: RBC (rbcroyalbank.com)

Best Investment Firm/Financial Planner Winner: AIMCo (10830 Jasper Ave.; 780.392.3600; aimco.alberta.ca)

Best Insurance Agency Winner: Intact Insurance (intact.ca) 1st Runner-up: All State (allstate.ca) 2nd Runner-up: TD Bank (td.com)

Best Lawyer/ Law Firm Winner: Douglas Peterson 1st Runner-up: Gary Smith 2nd Runner-up: Andrew Cao

FASHION & SELF-EXPRESSION Best Shoe Store Winner: Foot Locker (footlocker.ca) 1st Runner-up: Oak & Fort (oakandfort.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Gravity Pope (gravitypope.com)

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Winner: Regent Optical (regentoptical.ca) 1st Runner-up: TIE Observatory Opticians (observatoryeyes.com), Smith & Wight (smithandwight.com), Women with Vision (womenwithvisionopticians.com) 2nd Runner-up: Pearle Vision (pearlevision.ca)

Best Hair Salon Winner: Barbershop Boyz (barbershopboyz.ca) 1st Runner-up: Blue Gemini (bluegemini.ca)

2nd Runner-up: Adara Hair & Body Studio (adarahair.com)

2nd Runner-up: Andrea Nguyen of Ivory Noir Salon

Best Colourist

Best Local Clothing Designer

Winner: Kristen Savoie (Concrete Blonde, 957 Fir St., Sherwood Park; 780.416.4949; concreteblondehairbody.com) 1st Runner-up: Aspen Scott 2nd Runner-up: Kaitlyn Wegner at Rock Paper Shears Hair Studio

Best Nail Salon Winner: Binh’s Nails (edmontonnails.com) 1st Runner-up: Kumi Nail Beauty Bar (kuminailbeautybar.com)

Best Stylist Winner: Kaitlyn Wegner at Rock Paper Shears Hair Studio (11235 B Jasper Ave.; 780.477.0664; rockpapershears.ca) 1st Runner-up: Tin Gill of House of Tin

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Winner: Duval (duvalcanada.com) 1st Runner-up: TIE Salgado Fenwick (salgadofenwick.com), Suka (sukaclothing.co), Sweet Carousel Corsetry (shop.sweetcarousel.com) 2nd Runner-up: TIE Flatout Apparel (flatoutapp.com), Stille Nord (stillenord.com), Arturo Denim (arturodenim.ca)

Best Men’s Clothing Store Winner: The Briefing Room (10151 82 Ave.; 587.521.0384; thebriefingroom.ca) 1st Runner-up: Simons (simons.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Foosh (foosh.ca)


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Best Women’s Clothing Store

Best Thrift/ Vintage Store

Winner: Bamboo Ballroom (8206 104 St.; 780.439.1363; bambooballroom.ca) 1st Runner-up: Rowena (retroglam.com) 2nd Runner-up: Workhall (workhallstudio.com)

Winner: Value Village (valuevillage.com) 1st Runner-up: Trend (trendfashions.info) 2nd Runner-up: Junque Cellar

Best Custom Jewelry Store Winner: Orange Avocado Jewelry (orangeavocado.ca) 1st Runner-up: Hunt Armor (huntamor.com) 2nd Runner-up: Karma Victoria (karmavictoria.com)

Best Baby Store Winner: West Coast Kids (10461 170 St.; 780.489.0707; westcoastkids.ca) 1st Runner-up: Two Mothers 2nd Runner-up: Wee Love Baby (weelove.ca)

Best Bridal Store

Best Fetish Wear

Winner: Novelle Bridal Shop (10553 124 St.; 780.761.0888; novellebridal.com) 1st Runner-up: Delica (delicabridal.com) 2nd Runner-up: Bridal House (thebridalandtuxedohouse. com)

Winner: Nightshade Corsets (nightshadecorsets.com) 1st Runner-up: Sweet Carousel (shop.sweetcarousel.com) 2nd Runner-up: Traveling Tickle Trunk (travelingtickletrunk.com)

Best Tailor Winner: Capital Tailors (9901 85 Ave.; 780.431.0001) 1st Runner-up: Tony the Tailor (edmontontailor.com) 2nd Runner-up: Manal

Best Spa Winner: Bliss YogaSpa (5954 Mullen Way; 780.432.1535; blissyogaspa.com) 1st Runner-up: Symmetry Laser (symmetryderm.com) 2nd Runner-up: Buff Wax Spot (buffwaxspot.com)

2nd Runner-up: Hawrelak Park

Best Neighborhood Winner: Old Strathcona 1st Runner-up: Oliver 2nd Runner-up: Ritchie

Best Sustainable Building Winner: Mosaic Centre

1st Runner-up: Symmetry Dermatology 2nd Runner-up: Edmonton Tower

Best View Of City Skyline Winner: Saskatchewan Drive 1st Runner-up: End of the World 2nd Runner-up: Connors Hill

Best Local Hero Winner: Fitzy from Now 102.3 FM 1st Runner-up: Don Iveson 2nd Runner-up: Spider Mabel

Best Public Space

Winner: DustCut Apparel (dustcutapparel.com) 1st Runner-up: MEC (mec.ca)

Best Jean Store Winner: Arturo Denim (10443 124 St; 780.200.7691; aruturodenim.ca) 1st Runner-up: Bootlegger (bootlegger.com)

Best Hidden Gem

Winner: Alberta Legislature 1st Runner-up: Muttart Conservatory, Talus Dome 2nd Runner-up: High Level Bridge

Winner: Sweet Convenience (16930 107 Ave.; 780.489.7993; sweetconvenience.com) 1st Runner-up: End of the World 2nd Runner-up: Desert Rose Dance (desertrosedancestudios.com)

Best Off-Leash Dog Park

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Best Sports Apparel

Winner: Terwillegar Park 1st Runner-up: Buena Vista Park 2nd Runner-up: Mill Creek Ravine

Winner: Alberta Legislature 1st Runner-up: River Valley

Winner: Bike lanes 1st Runner-up: Emergency services 2nd Runner-up: LRT

Best Selfie Location Winner: End of the World 1st Runner-up: Alberta Legislature 2nd Runner-up: City Hall

Best Staycation Spot Winner: Fort Edmonton Park (7000 143 St.; 780.496.7381; fortedmontonpark.ca) 1st Runner-up: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald 2nd Runner-up: Whyte Ave.

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Best LGBTQ+ Bar Winner: Evolution Wonderlounge (10220 103 St.; 780.424.0077; yourgaybar.com) 1st Runner-up: Mama’s Gin Joint

Best Politician Winner: Don Iveson 1st Runner-up: Rachel Notley 2nd Runner-up: Randy Boissonnault

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Best School Trustee Winner: Bridget Stirling 1st Runner-up: Michael Janz 2nd Runner-up: Nathan Ip

Best MLA Winner: TIE Dave Shepherd, Rachel Notley 1st Runner-up: Sarah Hoffman 2nd Runner-up: Multiple winners

Best MP Winner: Linda Duncan 1st Runner-up: Randy Boissonnault 2nd Runner-up: Amarjeet Sohi

Best Philanthropist Winner: Sandy McTaggart 1st Runner-up: Multiple winners

Best Activist Winner: Can Man Dan 1st Runner-up: Paula Kirman 2nd Runner-up: Mike Hudema

Best Non-Profit (Health Services) Winner: ReYu Paralysis Recovery (11209 86 St.; 780.709.2468; reyu.ca)


1st Runner-up: Stollery 2nd Runner-up: TIE Compass Centre, Festival of Trees (U of Hospital)

Best Non-Profit (Social Service) Winner: TIE Bissell (10527 96 St.; 780.423.2285; bissellcentre.org), YESS (9310 82 Ave; 780.468.7070; yess.org) 1st Runner-up: iHuman (ihumanyouthsociety.org) 2nd Runner-up: E4C (e4calberta.org)

Best Non-Profit (Animal Welfare)

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Winner: Zoe’s Animal Rescue (780.318.1600; zoesanimalrescue.org) 1st Runner-up: Calican Rescue (calicanrescue.com) 2nd Runner-up: S.A.F.E (safeteam.ca)

Best Museum Winner: Royal Alberta Museum (9810 103A Ave.; 780.453.9100; royalalbertamuseum.ca) 1st Runner-up: Fort Edmonton Park (fortedmontonpark.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Alberta Aviation Museum (albertaaviationmuseum.com)

Best Union Winner: AUPE (Alberta Union of Provincial Employees) 1st Runner-up: UNA (United Nurses of Alberta) (una.ab.ca) 2nd Runner-up: IATSE (International

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SPORTS & RECREATION Best Indoor Adventure Winner: CircoFit (11346 119 St.; circofit.ca) 1st Runner-up: West Edmonton Mall (wem.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Vertically Inclined (verticallyinclined.com)

Best Park Winner: Hawrelak Park 1st Runner-up: Rundle Park 2nd Runner-up: Jackie Parker Park

Best Golf Course Winner: Leduc Golf & Country Club (5725 Black Gold Dr, Leduc; 780.986.4653; leducgolf.ca) 1st Runner-up: Victoria Golf Course Clubhouse (12130 River Valley Rd.; 780.496.4710)

2nd Runner-up: Terwillegar

1st Runner-up: Multiple winners

Best Local Team To Best Edmonton Watch Play Eskimos Player Winner: Edmonton Oilers 1st Runner-up: Edmonton Eskimos 2nd Runner-up: Edmonton Prospects

Winner: Mike Reilly 1st Runner-up: Ryan King 2nd Runner-up: Adarius Bowman

Best Edmonton Oilers Player

Best Roller Derby League

Winner: Connor McDavid 1st Runner-up: Leon Draisaitl 2nd Runner-up: Zack Kassian

Winner: E-Ville (e-villerolleryderby.com)

Best Local Sports Event Of The Year

Best Edmonton Oil Kings Player Winner: Patrick Dea

Winner: Oilers playoffs 1st Runner-up: NHL playoffs 2nd Runner-up: ITU Triathalon

Best Rec Centre Winner: Saville Sports Centre (11610 65 Ave.; 780.492.1000; savillecentre.ca) 1st Runner-up: Kinsmen VUEWEEKLY.com | SEP 21 – SEP 27, 2017

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HEALTH Best Gym/Fitness Centre Winner: L.A. Fitness (lafitness.com) 1st Runner-up: No More Excuses (nomoreexcuses.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Kinsmen

Best Martial Arts Studio Winner: Arashi Do (arashido.com) 1st Runner-up: Kingdom MMA (kingdommixedmartialarts.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Alberta Shaolin Kung Fu (albertashaolin.com)

Best Pilates Studio Winner: Integration Pilates Studio (10585 114 St.; 780.421.9853; integrationpilates.com) 1st Runner-up: Pilates EQ (pilateseq.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Infinite Fitness (infinitefit.ca)

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Best Yoga Studio Winner: Moksha Yoga Edmonton (edmonton.mokshayoga.ca)

1st Runner-up: Bliss Yoga (blissyogaspa.com) 2nd Runner-up: YogaLife (yogalifestudios.ca)

Best Doctor Winner: Dr. Chris Keeling (3490 Allan Dr.; 780.784.0606) 1st Runner-up: Dr. Cecilia Wong 2nd Runner-up: Dr. R. Cheung

Best Physiotherapist Winner: Adam Giesbrecht at Lifemark Physiotherapy Mira Centre (11910 111 Ave. NW; 780.509.4065) 1st Runner-up: Integral Physiotherapy (integralphysio.com) 2nd Runner-up: TIE Kayla Clark, Tahisha Naidu at Health Pointe

1st Runner-up: TIE Monica Patt, Kelsey Shaw 2nd Runner-up: Inner Essence (inneressencewellnesscentre.com)

Best Dentist Winner: Dr. Joe Lizotte (Jasper Ave Dental; 10503 Jasper Ave.; 780.423.1930; 2th.com) 1st Runner-up: Dr. Darsi Preusini (Avenue Pediatric Dentistry) 2nd Runner-up: Dr. Cindy Neufeld (Apple Dental Care)

Best Orthodontist Winner: Embrace Orthodontics (4909 Gateway Blvd.; 780.432.0367; ab.embraceortho.com) 1st Runner-up: TIE Align Orthodontist (alignortho.com), Pure Orthodontics (pureorthodontics.ca)

Best Acupuncturist Winner: Red Leaf Wellness (10623 129 St.; 780.633.7538; redleafwellness.ca)

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Thank you Edmonton for voting Jasper as BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY two years in a row.

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Best Naturopath Winner: TIE Eric Muradov (14620 Stony Plain Rd.; 780.757.8378; drericmuradov.com), Stacey Richards (1610 College Plaza 8215 112 St. & 14256 23 Ave.; 780.430.9224 ext. 2; rivervalleyhealth.com) 1st Runner-up: Christina Bjorndal 2nd Runner-up: TIE Janice Dacyshyn, Jackie Yurko

Best Medical Clinic Winner: Symmetry Dermatology (#201 3490 Allan Dr.; 780.784.0606; symmetryderm.com) 1st Runner-up: Justik Medical (justikmedical.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Allin Clinic (theallinclinic.com)

Best Optometrist Winner: Dr. Bruce Butts (4620 Calgary Trail; 780.439.2085; calgarytrailvisioncentre. com/team/dr-bruce-butts) 1st Runner-up: Kelsey Ford 2nd Runner-up: TIE Dr. Ben Doz, Dr. Barry Nolt

1st Runner-up: Crystal Gartman 2nd Runner-up: 3 Leaf Wellness (3leaf.ca)

Best Chiropractor Winner: Dr. Elisabeth Pang of Champion Chiropractic (7115 109 St.; 780.439.9963; championchiro.ca) 1st Runner-up: Dr. Kent Ferguson of Oliver Chiropractic Wellness Clinic 2nd Runner-up: Dr. Dustie Steeves of River Stone Massage and Wellness Centre

Thank you for your votes and for making this year’s Heritage Festival one of the best ever! ♥ 2017

Join us in 2018 for our annual celebration of Canadian Multiculturalism

Best Float Tank Winner: Modern Gravity Float Studio (10945 120 St.; 780.424.0303; moderngravity.ca) 1st Runner-up: Float House (floathouse.ca/edmonton) 2nd Runner-up: Drift Float Studio (driftfloatstudio.ca)

Best Personal Trainer Winner: Cheryl Schneider (nomoreexcuses.ca) 1st Runner-up: Derek Sandler 2nd Runner-up: Bobby Tang

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TRAVEL Best Weekend Getaway

Best Lake In Or Around The City

Winner: Jasper (jasper.travel) 1st Runner-up: Banff (banff.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Canmore (canmore.ca)

Winner: Lake Summerside 1st Runner-up: Wabamun 2nd Runner-up: Pigeon Lake

Best Local Getaway Winner: Elk Island National Park (pc.gc.ca/elkisland) 1st Runner-up: River Valley 2nd Runner-up: TIE Fort Edmonton Park, Pembina

Best Nearby Beach Winner: Alberta Beach 1st Runner-up: Sylvan Lake 2nd Runner-up: Seba Beach

1st Runner-up: Totem Outdoor Outfitters (totemoutfitters.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Cabelas (cabelas.ca)

Best Travel Agency Winner: TL Travel (tltraveltrips.com) 1st Runner-up: AMA (ama.ab.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Vivid Travel (vividtravel.ca)

Best Adventure Supplier Winner: MEC (mec.ca)

Thank you NOW! Family!

Best Radio Station Best Radio Team : Morning - Crash & Mars Best Radio Host : Daytime - Adam McKale Best Radio Host : Afternoon Drive - Rachel Day  Best Radio Team : Late Night - Rob & Joelle Local Hero - Fitzy  42 best of edmonton

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Best Marital Arts School

Best Music Lessons Best Continuing Winner: Education Classes

Winner: Arashi-Do (arashido.com) 1st Runner-up: Alberta Shaolin (albertashaolin.com) 2nd Runner-up: KPC Self Defense (kpcombat.ca)

Alberta College Conservatory of Music (10500 MacDonald Dr.; 780.633.3725; macewan.ca) 1st Runner-up: Long & McQuade (long-mcquade.com) 2nd Runner-up: Resonate Music (resonatemusic.ca)

Best Dance Lessons

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Winner: Desert Rose (10575 115 St.; 780.756.7673; desertrosedancestudios.com) 1st Runner-up: Bedouin Beats (bedouinbeats.com) 2nd Runner-up: Dance Code (dancecodestudio.ca)

*Serves 6-8 people. For pick up only, delivery is not available. Orders must be placed 7 days prior by calling the hotel direct at 780 429 6424. For orders during the festive season (November 13 - January 2) ask for the festive desk. Full prepayment required at time of booking, no cancellations.

Best Cooking Lessons Winner: Get Cooking (11050 104 Ave.; 780.566.2106; getcookingedmonton.com) 1st Runner-up: Sorrentino’s (sorrentinos.com) 2nd Runner-up: NAIT (nait.ca)

Winner: Metro Continuing Education (7835 76 Ave.; 780.428.1111; metrocontinuingeducation.ca) 1st Runner-up: City Arts Centre 2nd Runner-up: MacEwan University (macewan.ca)

Best University Winner: University of Alberta (780.492.3111; ualberta.ca) 1st Runner-up: MacEwan University (macewan.ca) 2nd Runner-up: Concordia University (concordia.ca)

Best Private College Winner: Edmonton Digital Arts College (10526 Jasper Ave.; 780.429.4878; myedac.ca)

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at standard bars or music venues, along with the occasional wedding. But, this Friday the group plays its first benefit concert.

BENEFITS OF FUNK

Edmonton’s Klusterfunk plays for a cause well-worthy of your gratuity

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Fri., Sept. 22 (8 pm) Klusterfunk w/ guests Bohemia ($10)

f there was ever a poster-band for MacEwan’s music and performing arts program, Klusterfunk may very well be it. The ensemble, made up almost entirely of current students and alumni from the performing arts and composition programs, has already spread the gospel of funk at a supercharged rate in the past year and a half. Klusterfunk seems to always have its hands in concerts and events around the city, bringing a royally raucous crowd along with them.

“I would have not guessed that in a year and a half we’d already be playing, like, five shows a month, which is currently what we’re at right now,” says alto sax player Jon Deppisch. Klusterfunk’s members have previously played in several other projects, which helped to gain the current encarnation traction by way of word of mouth. “A lot of the people in the band, like Tim [drums/vocals] and our bass player Ray-Ray and our percussionist Juice, and one of our other percussionists Eddie, they’ve been a part of projects in the past that were really successful,” he says.

Featuring 11 members, the band fuses its signature funk to latin, jazz, punk, and hip hop. All this impromptu fun isn’t always chaos. It takes a great deal of work and commitment to organize the many members, some of which are involved in several other projects and have full-time jobs as well. Tim Wilson, the inceptor of the undectet, manages most of the logistics along with the several other projects he’s involved in. Ultimately, they do it for the wild times and interaction with the audience. “As Tim says, we’re a band that’s a little bit overqualified to play just funk music,” he laughs. “For me per-

sonally, Klusterfunk is a project where it’s like, the music isn’t hard, it’s the performing of it that’s more engaging, and I guess you could say, challenging part.” Deppisch says the performance is all about interacting with the audience by dancing and cracking jokes throughout. “This weekend at Kaleido, one of our performances was on the street,” Deppisch says. “The horn players were literally running around in the audience on the street playing our set because, why not?” Most of the shows Klusterfunk has played in the last year and a half were

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Joining forces with MacEwan’s Community Refugee Project, Klusterfunk will play along with fellow MacEwan music students and alumni, including The Good Goodbyes and Hunchback. The MacEwan Community Refugee Project is a group of students and faculty that joined forces to raise funds to sponsor a Syrian refugee family in January 2016. Since then, the group has brought a second family to Edmonton, offering various supports in acclimating the family to Canada. The group provides financial support to each family for their first year, including housing, food, clothing and other expenses. “One of the problems is that the first 25,000 refugees that came to Canada had their medical exams abroad paid for by the Canadian government, as well as their flights,” says the group’s creator, Merna Schmidt. “Everybody who came after that gets a government loan, and they have to pay it back.” The project organizers find that many new Canadian refugees and immigrants struggle not only with finances, but with the tasks of daily life in a foreign country. Tasks like navigating bus routes, banks, education and health care are more complicated when English is not their first language and they’re still learning a new culture. Schmidt says that dental bills, though dental benefits aren’t necessary when sponsoring a family, are one of the costliest problems. “The Syrians have been coming with horrible, horrible teeth. You know, because of the war, they haven’t gone to a dentist in a long time,” she says. “The government-assisted refugees aren’t getting any help with dental and I’ve heard a couple of stories where they’ve used industrial glue on their teeth to keep them in.” One hundred percent of ticket sales and funds raised will be donated to supporting the families.

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HURRY HARD RECORDS SET ITS OWN PACE A new Edmonton label talks sustainable careers for musicians

Fri., Sept. 22 (7 pm) Hurry Hard Records Official Launch Party Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre ($15)

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porting almost three decades of experience between them, local musicians Alex Vissia and Nich Davies are adding Hurry Hard Records to the eclectic Edmonton music scene. Hurry Hard plans to make full-

time artists of their signees, featuring a model of sustainable career development. One of the ways it plans to do this is by considering all options of revenue streams. “In my experience, a lot of labels are really excited at releasing great music, but they’re not really great at pushing that artist on a career-based trajectory,” Davies says. “There’s a lot of artists on some really great Canadian labels that

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to couple her robust voice with blues and finesse. “It seemed like the perfect time having a new record ready to go and I was fortunate enough to get some grant money too,” she says. “That’s super helpful to have some marketing capital to do this.” It made a lot of sense to create the label given the fact they were already producing Vissia’s past records. “Essentially, everyone is re-

aren’t really making a lot of money and happen to be busking at the local market—and they’re what we would consider premier artists.” The two have been working hard on Vissia’s solo project, which will be released this November. Place Holder is the third solo album she’s made, but the first under her rebranding as VISSIA. With a voice that’s often compared to Serena Ryder, VISSIA knows how

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leasing music as their own label,” Davies says. “It doesn’t matter if you say you are or you’re just putting out music on soundcloud even. We’ve just, kind of, essentially been a label since 2011.” Artists are increasingly approaching hands-on management, especially when many websites and connections are made available at the listener’s fingertips. Hurry Hard Records has enjoyed having a say in the big decisions, even generating their own direction of growth. “You’re managing yourself, you’re booking yourself, you’re taking care of your own website, you’re doing all of those things already,” Vissia says. The two plan to copy the template they’ve laid out for VISSIA and will apply it to other artists they plan to sign. Although, there are some factors to be slightly tweaked, depending upon the artist and their music. Currently, the pair are shoulder-deep with the new album, and plan to tour later this year. The goal over the next year is to sign additional artists by 2019. “We’re really starting slow and just doing one artist right now to kind of get everything up to that point where we’re ready to take on another person,” Davies says. Sierra Bilton sierra@vueweekly.com


AMBIENT SYNTH-POP

DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SYNTH? Katie Selmanis a.k.a. Austra // Renata Raksha

Canadian synth-pop enthusiast Austra speaks about her latest album, Future Politics Tue., Sept. 26 (7 pm) Austra w/ Ela Minus, and Cygnets The Needle Vinyl Tavern $20 at yeglive.ca

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ustra’s, newest record Future Politics has faith for the future—a very distant future. “I felt very sure of myself and this concept of making a better future in the near future. But now, with the state the world is in, I feel completely lost again as I’m sure many people are,” says Katie Stelmanis, lead vocalist and primary songwriter of Austra. “It’s way harder to be optimistic now than it was a year ago.” Stelmanis began working on the concept of Future Politics after reading Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work, a book that imagines a world where technology has replaced the workforce and lead to a futuristic utopian society. “They see it as this sort of communist utopia and believe there won’t be any money in the future if technology is able to do everything for us,” Stelmanis says. “Obviously there’s very positive and negative voice towards fullautomation, but if that meant nobody would have to work and there’s no money, then the whole world would be in chaos. So I don’t think it will go down that route, but if machines are work-

ing for us, then the world could be an interesting place.” The album cover of Future Politics encompasses Stelmanis’ vision for a better future. It features a horse standing in front of a cherry-stuccoed wall with Stelmanis holding its reins, donning a crimson Carmen Sandiegoesque outfit. “I knew I wanted to create this sort of fantasy superhero vibe,” Stelmanis says. “I kind of invented the character after the photos were taken and I named her Revolution Rhonda. She was sent from the future to take us on the right path.” Future Politics is somewhat of a departure from the new wave synth-pop Austra became known for, and lives more in the ambient synth genre. In parts, it’s very reminiscent to the feel of Brian Eno’s album, Another Green World. It’s something Stelmanis reflects on as a conscious choice. “I decided early on that I wanted to make background music or elevator music for this one,” she says. While living in Mexico and producing Future Politics, Stelmanis also became immersed in the Latin electrocumbia genre, a fusion of electronic-dance music that uses indigenous Colombian instrumentation and traditional cumbia music.

“It’s kind of amazing as a musician being introduced to a certain sound you never knew existed,” she says. As a result of this influence, many of the songs on Future Politics are much slower than Austra’s previous work. “Most electocumbia music sits around 90 to 95 bpm, so I may have unconsciously threw that in.” The vocals on Future Politics also change dramatically from song to song. Stelmanis invokes an operatic range on songs like “Utopia” and “Freepower,” while adeptly harmonizing with herself on the title track “Future Politics” and “Gaia.” “I recorded my own vocals which ended up being an amazing process,” Stelmanis says. “I could do, like, a thousand takes of different singing styles for one song.” She decided to release Future Politics on January 20, the day of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. “It kind of seems to fit in a strange kind of way,” she says. “I think the record has more relevance now more than ever. I mean, if you write an album called Future Politics on the day Trump takes office, you kind of have to go with it.” Stephan Boissonneault stephan@vueweekly.com

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Wood; 9pm

THE COMMON Quality Control

REC ROOM BA Johnston with Morewine; 9pm; $10 (adv), $15 (door)

Fridays with DJ Echo & Freshlan EL CORTEZ MEXICAN KITCHEN + TEQUILA BAR Resident DJs

RENDEZVOUS PUB The Rubber

playing the best in hip-hop, dance and classics; Every Fri-Sat, 9pm; No cover

Bullie’s Carson Ends In Tragedy Sly Detrick; 8pm

CAFE BLACKBIRD Around Midnight; 8pm; $15

RIVER CREE–The Venue Donny

CARROT COFFEEHOUSE Live

THE PROVINCIAL PUB Video

Edwards – An Elite Tribute to ELVIS; 7pm (doors), 9pm

music every Fri; all ages; 7pm; $5 (door)

Music DJ; 9pm-2am

LIVE MUSIC 7 DAYS A WEEK

THE NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN & FOOSH PRESENT:

THE PHARCYDE

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 25th Anniversary Tour

w/ THE X PRESIDENTS, WOODYARD, ALL OUT DJS

CENTURY CASINO–ST. ALBERT

9pm; $25 (Eventbrite) Soundtrack; Every Fri-Sat DRAKE HOTEL Open Jam– Saturdays; Every Sat, 2-5pm • House band; 5-8pm • Guest band; 8pm • No minors DUGGAN'S BOUNDARY Duff

Robison; 9pm EMPRESS ALE HOUSE Bands at

the Empress; Every Sat, 4-6pm; Free; 18+ only THE FORGE ON WHYTE The Universe Machine with Wise Youngblood and Crashing Lights; 8pm; $10 (adv), $15 (doors); No minors HAVE MERCY Resident DJs playing outlaw country, rock

10524 JASPER AVE THENEEDLE.CA

THE NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN & JCL PRODUCTIONS PRESENT:

CALEB HART & THE ROYAL YOUTHS KHALED RAHIME Double Album Release Show w/ BUCKMAN COE

TUE OCT 10 • 8PM DOORS • $25 ADVANCE (+FEES)

THU OCT 12 • 8PM DOORS • $12 ADVANCE (+FEES)

THE NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN PRESENTS:

THE NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN PRESENTS:

KRYSTLE DOS SANTOS

48 music

Y AFTERHOURS Live DJs; Every

BAILEY THEATRE–CAMROSE WILD EARTH BAKERY– MILLCREEK Live Music

HAVE MERCY Resident DJs

(adv), $30 (door)

Happy Hour featuring Mortar & Marrow; 5:30pm • The Velveteins with Borscht and Perpetuals; 8pm; $12 (adv)

SANDS INN & SUITES Karaoke Thursdays with JR; Every Thu, 9pm-1am

Stroud; 9pm

DENIZEN HALL Champ City

Vintage Rides; 8:30pm; $5

M Live featuring Liz Mitchell - The Original Singer; 7pm (doors), 9pm (show); Tickets start at $49.99

ROSE & CROWN PUB Doug

Stiletto; 9pm; Free

SMOKEHOUSE BBQ Live Blues

ATLANTIC TRAP & GILL Sweet

stage; 7pm

(show); Tickets start at $29.99

CENTURY CASINO–ST. ALBERT

Dominey; 8pm

NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN Must be of legal drinking age. The Rec Room is owned by Cineplex Entertainment L. P.

CASINO EDMONTON MARS;

Daddy Thursday Jam with host Randy Big Daddy Forsberg; 7pm

SQUARE 1 COFFEE Singer/

THU SEP 21

blackbyrd

SHAKERS ROADHOUSE Big

CARTER & THE CAPITALS

w/ GUESTS

w/ DEICHA & THE VOODOOS, MELAFRIQUE

FRI OCT 13 • 8PM DOORS • $15 ADVANCE (+FEES)

THU OCT 26 • 8PM DOORS • $10 ADVANCE (+FEES)

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and retro classics; Every FriSat, 10pm; No cover LB'S PUB Mark Ammar's

Saturday Sessions Jam; Every Sat, 4-8pm • Grave New World; 9pm; No minors MILL CREEK CAFE Birds Bear Arms, Ghostears, Yo Bear, Hazeldean; 8pm; $10; 18+ only MKT FRESH FOOD AND BEER MARKET Live Local Bands

+ TEQUILA BAR Resident DJs

CONVOCATION HALL Alumni

playing the best in hip-hop, dance and classics; Every Fri-Sat, 9pm; No cover

Weekend with the University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble; 1pm

ENVY NIGHT CLUB Resolution

Saturdays: top 40, throwbacks and club anthems MERCER TAVERN DJ Mikey

Wong every Sat THE PROVINCIAL PUB Saturday

every Sat

Nights: Indie rock and dance with DJ Maurice; 9pm-2am

NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN Soul

TAVERN ON WHYTE Soul,

Saturday Brunch with The Wicks; 11am; No cover • Voodoo Glow Skulls with Kman and the 45s and A Gentleman's Pact; 8pm; $20 (adv) NORTHLANDS EXPO CENTRE

Gene Simmons and His Band; 8pm; $34 and up ON THE ROCKS Mourning

Wood; 9pm REC ROOM Woolworm with

Sister Ray and Fitness; 9pm; $10 (adv), $15 (door) RENDEZVOUS PUB Armifera Riot

City Tymo; 8pm

motown, funk, R&B and more with DJs Ben and Mitch; every Sat; 9pm-2am

MUTTART HALL Main Series

1: Bozzini Quartet; 7:3010:30pm; Available at TIX on the Square

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: DJ Zyppy; Every Sun

MON SEP 25 BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE

mic night; Every Sun, 6-9pm THE ALMANAC Sunday Song

Stage Hosted by Rhea March; Every Sun, 6:30-10pm; Free AUSSIE RULES KITCHEN & PIANO BAR Piano Show; Every

Session: Joel Jeschke Trio; 7:30pm (door), 8pm (show); $5

BRIXX BAR Archspire, Reaping

DJs

CAFE BLACKBIRD Edmonton Ukulele Circle; 6:30pm; Free DEVANEY'S IRISH PUB Karaoke

night; Every Mon, 9pm; Free

BAILEY THEATRE–CAMROSE

FIDDLER'S ROOST Open Stage;

SHERLOCK HOLMES– DOWNTOWN The Rural Routes;

The Bailey Buckaroos; 2pm; $15 (at the Bailey Box Office or online)

HAVE MERCY Mississippi

9pm

BLIND PIG PUB Blind Pig Pub

SHERLOCK HOLMES–WEM

Cadillac Junkies; 9pm

Jam with Forever 51; Every Sun, 3-6:30pm

Monday Night Blues Jam hosted by the Dylan Farrell Ban; Every Mon, 8:30pm (sign up); No cover

UNION HALL Pressa; 7pm;

BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ Sunday Jazz

NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN Happy

Stroud; 9pm

$20-$30; All ages YARDBIRD SUITE Devin Gray

New York Trio; 7pm (doors), 8pm (show); $22 (members), $26 (guests)

Brunch with Jim Findlay; 9am2pm; By donation BLUES ON WHYTE JW Jones;

9pm

Classical

DRAKE HOTEL Sunday Jamming; Every Sun, 2pm; No minors

CONVOCATION HALL Behzod

HAVE MERCY YEG Music

Abduraimov, Piano, Presented by Edmonton Chamber Music Society; 7:30-10pm; $45 (adult), $40 (senior), $15 (student) MCINTYRE PARK Edmonton Winds Outdoor Concert; 1-4pm ST. FAITH'S ANGLICAN CHURCH

Drone Service II; 7pm; $15 (adv), $20 (door); All ages WINSPEAR CENTRE The Woman of a Thousand Voices–An Evening with Christina Bianco; 8pm; $24-$96

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: DJ Chris Bruce spins

britpop/punk/garage/indie; Every Sat; Wooftop: Sound It Up! with DJ Sonny Grimezz spinning classic hip-hop and reggae; Underdog: hip-hop open Mic followed by DJ Marack THE COMMON Get Down

It's Saturday Night: House and disco and everything in between with Wright & Wong, Dane EL CORTEZ MEXICAN KITCHEN

STARLITE ROOM Dark

9pm Sep 25-26 Asmodeia; 8pm; $15; 18+ only

presents “Compete With The Beat”; Every Sun, 6pm; $10 MOONSHINERS Sunday Noon

Acoustic Jam; Every Sun, 12pm NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN Soul

Sunday Brunch with Benjamin Williams; 11am; No cover • State Champs with Homesafe, Sleep On It, and Bearings; 6pm; $23.50 (adv) ON THE ROCKS Mad Dog Experience; 9pm SANDS INN & SUITES Open Jam; Every Sun, 7-11pm SHAKERS ROADHOUSE The

Sunday Happening Jam featuring The Todd James Band; 4pm

Classical

7-11pm

Hour featuring El Niven and The Alibi; 5:30pm • Kacy & Clayton with guests; 8pm; $17.50 (adv) PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL Wild Rose Old Tyme

CONCERTWORKS PRESENTS

Head Full of Dreams Tour; 7pm; $91 and up

TAVERN ON WHYTE Karaoke;

9pm

+ TEQUILA BAR Taco Tuesday

WINSPEAR CENTRE ESO & Winspear Overture Tour; 12-1pm

with resident DJs

WED SEP 27

DJs

99TEN Lisa Leblanc with Billie

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: DJ Late Fee; Every Wed

Zizi; 9pm; $15 (adv), $20 (door) BLUES ON WHYTE Chris

Antonik; 9pm

OCT/6

UP+DT PRESENTS

OCT/7

PRESENTED BY 2017 UP AND DOWNTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL (UP+DT)

OCT/8

PRESENTED BY 2017 UP AND DOWNTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL (UP+DT)

DUGGAN'S BOUNDARY Wed

open mic with host Duff Robison; 8pm

MICKEY AVALON W/ GUESTS DIIV W/ PROVINCIAL ARCHIVE AND GUESTS DAN DEACON W/ BORYS, THE WHITSUNDAYS, ARCHAICS

REVEREND HORTON HEAT W/ MAD BOMBER SOCIETY & GUESTS

OCT/20 CATTLE DECAPITATION W/ REVOCATION, FULL OF HELL, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN DEDFEST X & CONCERTWORKS PRESENTS

THE FORGE ON

Whiskey Wednesdays Live Piano Karaoke featuring the Fab Tiff

OCT/21 MACABRE W/ TALES OF THE TOMB, BLEED

HAVE

DEDFEST X & CONCERTWORKS PRESENTS

MERCY

OCT/28 THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER W/ SUFFOCATION, DECREPIT BIRTH, NECROT, EXCLAIM AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES PRESENTS

WORM WITCH

TUE SEP 26

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.

ARDEN THEATRE Hot Club

Edmonton; 2-3pm; $15 (online or by phone) BLUES ON WHYTE The

Lionlys; 9pm

LOWER HALL (BRIXX)

FIDDLER'S ROOST

Fiddle Jam Circle; 7:30-11:30pm

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 FESTIVAL PLACE 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780.449.3378 FIDDLER'S ROOST 7308-76 Ave, 780.439.9788, fiddlersroost.ca THE FORGE ON WHYTE 10549-82 Ave (Whyte Ave) HAVE MERCY SOUTHERN TABLE + BAR 8232 Gateway Blvd, havemercy.ca HORIZON STAGE 1001 Calahoo Rd, Spruce Grove, 780.962.8995, horizonstage.com L.B.’S PUB 23 Akins Dr, St Albert, 780.460.9100 MCINTYRE PARK 8331-104 St NW 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 MILL CREEK CAFE 9562-82 Ave NW MUTTART CONSERVATORY 962696A St NW

ALL SHOWS 18+ ONLY

SEP/22 WAKE W/ BEGRIME EXEMIOUS, PAROXYSM STARLITE ROOM PRESENTS

LB'S PUB Tuesday

Hurry Hard Records Launch Party Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre Sept. 23, 7 pm $15 (adv), $20 (door)

CAFE BLACKBIRD 9640-142 St NW, 780.451.8890, cafeblackbird. ca CARROT COFFEEHOUSE 9351-118 Ave, 780.471.1580 CASINO EDMONTON 7055 Argylll Rd, 780.463.9467 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 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 DUGGAN'S BOUNDARY 9013-88 Ave, 780.465.4834 DV8/MAMA'S PIZZA 7317-101 Ave NW

MRG CONCERTS PRESENTS

Bill Country Jam; 7pm

SEP/23 YAWNING MAN W/ ALEX PEREZ & THE RISING TIDE STARLITE ROOM & CONCERTWORKS PRESENTS

VISSIA / Photo by Lyra Brown

VENUEGUIDE 99TEN 9910B-109 St NW, 780.709.4734, 99ten.ca ARDEN THEATRE 5 St Anne St, St Albert, 780.459.1542, stalbert.ca/ experience/arden-theatre ARIA'S BISTRO 10332-81 Ave, 780.972.4842, ariasbistro.com 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 BRIXX BAR 10030-102 St (downstairs), 780.428.1099 THE BUCKINGHAM 10439 82 Ave, 780.761.1002, thebuckingham.ca

OCT/5

SHAKERS ROADHOUSE 4 Dollar

Classical

ALL SHOWS 18+ UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

SEP/26 DARK TRANQUILITY W/ WARBRINGER, STRIKER

Wednesday

EL CORTEZ MEXICAN KITCHEN

DJs

TAVERN ON WHYTE Classic hip-hop with DJ Creeazn every Mon; 9pm-2am

MAIN ROOM

ROGERS PLACE Coldplay: A

punk/garage/indie; Every Tue

WHYTE Bliss n Eso; 8pm; No minors

Lunchpail

WWW.STARLITEROOM.COM

THE PROVINCIAL PUB Karaoke

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: Chris Bruce spins britpop/

Fiddlers Association: Acoustic instrumental old time fiddle jam every Mon; hosted by the Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Society; 7pm

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: Substance with Eddie

presented by the Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society; Guests and newcomers always welcome; every Wed, 7pm; $2 (donation, per person), free coffee available

Jamerama, with Tall Dark & Dirty; 7pm

YARDBIRD SUITE Tuesday

TICKETS FOR STARLITE ROOM SHOWS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT

PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL Acoustic Bluegrass jam

SHAKERS ROADHOUSE

BLUES ON WHYTE The Lionlys;

10030 - 102 STREET

ON THE ROCKS Karaoke Wednesdays hosted by ED; Every Wed, 9pm

Head Full of Dreams Tour; 7pm; $91 and up Sep 26-27

SUN SEP 24 ALIBI PUB AND EATERY Open

Hour featuring Joe Nolan; 5pm • Lowest of the Low, Jr Gone Wild with Short of Able; 7pm; $20 (adv), $25 (door)

ROGERS PLACE Coldplay: A

Wooftop: Metal Mondays with Metal Phil from CJSR's Heavy Metal Lunchbox

StarliteRoom Starliteroom starlitetoomyeg

NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN Happy

with Ela Minus and Cygnets; 7pm; $20 (adv) • Big Dreamer Jam featuring Travis Matthews; 10:30pm

Fri-Sat

Y AFTERHOURS Live DJs; Every

Hall; Every Wed, 8:30pm

NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN Austra

Tranquility with Warbringer, Striker; 7pm; $33.50-$70; 18+ only

Sun, 9pm

ROSE & CROWN PUB Doug

Night Open Jam Hosted by Darrell Barr; 7-11pm; No charge

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 NORTH GLENORA HALL 13535109A Ave EDMONTON EXPO CENTRE 7515-118 Ave O’BYRNE’S 10616-82 Ave, 780.414.6766 OLD STRATHCONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 8426 Gateway Boulevard O'MAILLES IRISH PUB 104, 398 St Albert Rd, St Albert ON THE ROCKS 11730 Jasper Ave, 780.482.4767 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 SANDS INN & SUITES 12340 Fort Rd, sandshoteledmonton.com 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 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 TAVERN ON WHYTE 10507-82 Ave, 780.521.4404 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, 780. 757.0380, thewoodrackcafe. com Y AFTERHOURS 10028-102 St, 780.994.3256, yafterhours.com YARDBIRD SUITE 11 Tommy Banks Way, 780.432.0428

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SEP/25 ARCHSPIRE W/ REAPING ASMODEIA CONCERTWORKS PRESENTS

OCT/6

UP+DT PRESENTS

OCT/7

PRESENTED BY 2017 UP AND DOWNTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL (UP+DT)

OCT/8

UP+DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL PRESENTS

MOLTEN LAVA W/ GARY DEBUSSY, PET BLESSINGS, HASHTEROID AGENT ORANGE W/ FLATFOOT 56 & GET DEAD

KLUSTERFUNK W/ DIGGIN’ FOR RAINBOWS, THE MIDDLE COAST, BAND OF RASCALS

OCT/16 ROSETTA W/ NORTH

STARLITE & CONCERTWORKS PRESENTS

OCT/20 NIK TURNER’S HAWKWIND W/ HEDERSLEBEN, ZEBRA PULSE THE STARLLITE ROOM AND SWEATY PALMS PRESENT

OCT/28 MUNG W/ LAMS, BOGUE BRIGADE, THE UNWASHED THE STARLITE ROOM PRESENTS

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EVENTS

WEEKLY EMAIL YOUR FREE LISTINGS TO: lisTiNgs@vueweeklY.COM DEADLINE: FriDaY aT 3pM

COMEDY BIG ROCK PRESENTS: DEVANEY’S COMEDY NIGHT • Devaney's, 11113-87 Ave • 780.433.6364 • stephen.f.mcgovern@gmail.com • Weekly open-mic hosted by Stephen McGovern • Sep 6-Apr 25, 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 • Thu-Fri: 8pm; Sat: 7:30pm & 10pm (until Apr) • Sean Baptiste; Sep 21 • Paul Sveen; Sep 22-23 • Marvin Krawczyk; Sep 28-30

Carrot Coffeehouse, 9351-118 Ave • Have a cup of coffee with 55+ individuals single, divorced, or widowed who are looking to make new friends with neighbours in our local communities of: Delton, Eastwood, Parkdale – Cromdale, Westwood, Spruce Ave, and Alberta Avenue • Every Wed, 11am

OPEN DOOR COMIC CREATOR MEETINGS

DROP-IN D&D • Hexagon Board Game Café,

ORGANIZATION FOR BIPOLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER (OBAD) • Grey Nuns Hospital, Rm

• Happy Harbor Comics, 10729-104 Ave • 780.452.8211 • happyharborcomics.com • Open to any skill level. Meet other artists and writers, glean tricks of the trade and gain tips to help your own work, or share what you've already done • 2nd and 4th Thu of every month, 7pm

10123 Whyte Ave • 780.757.3105 • info@ thehexcafe.com • thehexcafe.com • 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 (with drink purchase)

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

FOOD ADDICTS • Alano Club (& Simply 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

COMEDY ON THE ROCKS • On the Rocks, 11740 Jasper Ave • A weekly comedy show featuring rotating headliners and more • Every Sun, 7-8:45pm

FORT SASKATCHEWAN 45+ SINGLES COFFEE GROUP • A&W, 10101-88 Ave, Fort

COMIC STRIP • Bourbon St, WEM • 780.483.5999 • Nick Vatterott; Sep 20-24 • Matt Iseman; Sep 28-Oct 1

EMPRESS ALE HOUSE • 9912-82 Ave •

Saskatchewan • 780.907.0201 (Brenda) • A mixed group offering conversation and friendship • Every Sun, 2pm

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER INFORMATION NIGHT • Habitat for Humanity

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

GROUPS/CLUBS/MEETINGS ABSTRACTION IMAGES • Call Kashmir for location • 780.482.4279 (call in the morning) • If you like to work with abstract images, come share your work and related words • Last Thu of every month, 7:30pm • Free

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

THE CARROT COFFEE FRIENDSHIP CLUB •

Prefab Shop, 14135-128 Ave • 780.451.3416 ext. 236 • vbatten@hfh.org • hfh.org/volunteer/ vin • Learn about taking the next steps and what opportunities are available at Habitat for Humanity • Every 3rd Thu of the month, excluding Dec; 6-7pm • Free

MONDAY MINGLE • Hexagon Board Game

NORTHERN ALBERTA WOOD CARVERS ASSOCIATION • Duggan Community Hall, 3728106 St • nawca.ca • Meet every Wed, 6:30pm

Volunteers Wanted

Call for volunteers Edmonton International Film Festival The Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) is looking for volunteers to help make our festival success! Please go to edmontonfilmfest.com/volunteer/ to download the application form and apply.

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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

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

SEEING IS ABOVE ALL • Acacia Hall, 1043383 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 TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS) • Grace United Church annex, 6215-104 Ave • 780.479-8667 (Bob) • bobmurra@telus.net • Low-cost, fun and friendly weight loss group • Every Mon, 6:30pm

Jean: Pavillion McMahon; 780.667.6105 (Willard); clubbilingue.toastmastersclubs.org; Meet every Tue, 7pm • Fabulous Facilitators Toastmasters Club: 2nd Fl, Canada Place Rm 217, 9700 Jasper Ave; Carisa: divdgov2014_15@outlook.com, 780.439.3852; fabulousfacilitators.toastmastersclubs.org; Meet every Tue, 12:05-1pm • Generating Power Speakers: EPCOR Tower, 10423101 St NW: Meeting will take place on the 8th floor, 780.392.5331 (Phil); 1st and 3rd Tue each month, 12:05-1:05pm • N'Orators Toastmasters Club: Lower Level, McClure United Church, 13708-74 St: meet every Thu, 6:45-8:30pm; contact vpm@norators.com, 780.807.4696, norators.com • Norwood Toastmasters: Legion, 11150-82 St NW; Every Thu, 7:30-9:30pm • TM4PM Toastmasters Club: Scotia Place Conference Centre, Meeting Room B, 10060 Jasper Ave; 1022113.toastmastersclubs.org; Every Tue, 6:10-7:30pm • Y Toastmasters Club: Queen Alexandra Community League, 10425 University Ave (N door, stairs to the left); 780.463.5331 (Antonio); yclubtoastmasters@ gmail.com; Meet every Tue, 7-9pm except last Tue each month

WOMEN'S CRICKET • Coronation Park Cricket pitch (north part of park) • incogswomens@gmail. com • Learn the game of cricket. The group plays for fun and no experience is necessary. Kids and men welcome • Every Fri, 6:15pm • $5 (drop-in fee, adult), free (kids)

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

VUECLASSIFIEDS Become a Volunteer Advocate and provide assistance to victims of crime and trauma in Strathcona County! Call Teddi at (780) 449-0153.

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

• Club Bilingue Toastmasters Meetings: Campus St.

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1600.

PAINTING FOR PLEASURE • McDougall

TOASTMASTERS

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)

university of alberta alumni weekend various locations on the university of alberta Campus sept. 22-25, 9 am-6 pm Free

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

1600.

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

Volunteers Wanted

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 Moncia at P.A.L.S. 780-424-5514 or email volunteers@palsedmonton.ca

2005.

Artist to Artist

ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS, YOUTH, AND CHILDREN Check The Paint Spot’s website, paintspot.ca/events/workshops for up-to-date information on art classes for all ages, beginner and intermediate. Register in person, by phone or online. Contact: 780.432.0240 email: accounts@paintspot.ca

2005.

Artist to Artist

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

3100. Appliances/Furniture 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

CONNECTIVITY: HEALTHY CITY LECTURE, WORKSHOP, AND WALK • Robbins Health Learning Centre, MacEwan University, 10810-104 Ave • christian@cqsquared.com • An event designed to engage Edmontonians on their opinions on the state of our communities with regard to health and well-being, and an exploration of how we can increase positive connections within our city • Sep 30, 9:30am-3:30pm • Free (RSVP via Eventbrite)

ENGINEERING EXPO • Room E1-001 Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta • 116 St and 92 Ave • engineering.ualberta.ca/NewsEvents/Expo2016.aspx • Tour world-class teaching and research labs, check out presentations about the journey from student to engineer, and meet student engineering teams • Sep 23, 10am-3pm

GREAT EXPEDITIONS TRAVEL SLIDE • St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 84240-95 Ave • 780.469.3270 (Gerry Staring), 780.435.6406 (John Woollard), 780.454.6216 (Sylvia Krogh) • Israel & Palestine (Oct 2) • First Mon of the month, 7:30pm • $3 donation (guests are asked to bring snacks to share); everyone welcome

LANGUAGE OF PALESTINIAN TATREEZ • Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) Room 2-190, 114 St & 87 Ave, U of A • Decoding and discussing the meaning and history of traditional tatreez embroidery patterns • Sep 29, 7-9pm • Free

PAST LIVES, DREAMS AND SOUL TRAVEL • Strathcona Branch, Edmonton Public Library, 8331-104 St • 780.490.1129 • spiritualexperience.org • Learn how to recall and resolve past life lessons, interpret your dreams, Soul Travel and move closer to God • Sep 30, 2-3:30pm • Free

WOMEN IN POLITICS • Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill Rd NW • EPL will welcome former Prime Minister the Rt. Honourable Kim Campbell and the former Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Anne McLellan reflect on their remarkable careers and experiences • Sep 26, 7-8:30pm • $10-$75 (Eventbrite)

QUEER AFFIRM GROUP • garysdeskcom@hotmail. com • mcdougallunited.com • Part of the United Church network supporting LGBTQ men and women • Meet monthly at State & Main (101 St and Jasper Ave) for coffee and conversation at 12:30pm; Special speaker events are held throughout the year over lunch at McDougall Church BEERS FOR QUEERS • Empress Ale House, 9912-82 Ave • With DJ Jos • Last Thu of every month • Free • 18+ only

EVOLUTION WONDERLOUNGE • 10220-103 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, 15 Sir Winston Churchill Square • 780.4235510 (Sage) • tuff69@telus.net • Meeting for gay seniors, and for any seniors who have gay family members and would like some guidance • Every Tue, 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 • YOga: (all ages), 4th Mon of every month, for any stage • 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 • TwO spiriT gaTheriNg: 4th Wedof every month, 6-8pm, gathering for First Nations Two Spirit people • MeDiTaTiON: (all ages) 3rd Thu of each month, 5:30-6:45pm • 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 prOgraM: (Youth: 12-24) (Adults-26+) Queer to Queer Mentoring

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SPECIAL EVENTS 25TH TIBETAN BAZAAR • Alberta Avenue Community League Hall, 9210-118 Ave • 780.479.0014 • info@gasamling.ca • gasamling. ca • A unique celebration of the Tibetan culture. Attendees can shop in the Himalayan market, sample delicious Tibetan food, receive instruction in meditation from a Tibetan monk and more • Sep 30-Oct 1, 10am-5pm • $5 BANNOCK & BORSCHT • Shumka Dance Centre, 10515-111 St • shumka.com • A community event celebrating Aboriginal & Ukrainian cultures. Featuring food, music, dance, crafts and displays. A special dance presentation of Ancestors and Elders will also be performed • Sep 30-Oct 1, 10am-5pm • Free EMERALD DAY: EDMONTON • Louise McKinney Park, 9999 Grierson Hill Rd NW • gregory@ emeraldfoundation.ca • emeraldfoundation.ca • A day of environmental inspiration. Featuring a tree planting activity with Emerald Award recipient Roots for Trees, and more • Sep 30, 9am-5pm EDMONTON PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY–PHOTOGRAPHIC SWAP MEET • Wingate Inn–Edmonton West, 18220-100 Ave • edm_photographic_hist_society_2@yahoo.ca • 780.903.9238 • Sale of used camera equipment • Sep 24, 10am-3pm • $30 (adult), free (kids)

FEST OF ALL THAT AND A BEAVER TAIL • Main Quad (University of Alberta Campus), 116 St & 85 Ave • bit.ly/2eLThYk • Featuring performances by Winter Sleep and Scenic Route to Alaska, games, crafts, axe-throwing, food trucks and more • Sep 23, 11am-5pm

FOLK ART RETREAT AND UKRAINIAN FOLK AND CULTURAL FAIR • Carvel Hall, 52511 SH 770, Carvel • 780.488.8558 • info@ acuarts.ca • acuarts.ca • Celebrating Alberta Culture Days and Canada’s 150th birthday. Featuring folk art workshops, art projects and more • Sep 30, 9:30am-4pm

MIDAUTUMN FESTIVAL • Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW • Featuring lantern making, riddles, calligraphy, storytelling, moon gazing, admiring the lanterns as they float around the City Hall pool and so much more • Sep 23, 1-9pm • Free (RSVP at Eventbrite) OPEN COCKPIT DAY • Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway NW • albertaaviationmuseum.com • Experience our iconic collection of historic aircraft from the pilot’s seat, dress up like a fighter pilot, and more • Sep 23, 11am-3pm PEER CONNECTIONS CRAFT SALE • University of Alberta Hospital Foyer • 780.414.6302 • Handmade items created by people with lived experience of mental illness or a mental health challenge. Proceeds go towards purchasing supplies for activity groups • Oct 4-6, 9:30am-4:30pm

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA ALUMNI WEEKEND • Various locations on the University of Alberta Campus • ualberta.ca/alumni/events/ alumni-weekend • Return to campus, reconnect with friends, and be a part of the great things happening at the U of A • Sep 22-25, 9am-6pm • Free

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FREEWILLASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Psychologists say most people need a scapegoat—a personification of wickedness and ignorance onto which they can project the unacknowledged darkness in their own hearts. That's the bad news. Here's the good news: The coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to neutralize that reflex and at least partially divest yourself of the need for scapegoats. How? The first thing to do is identify your own darkness with courageous clarity. Get to know it better. Converse with it. Negotiate with it. The more conscientiously you deal with that shadowy stuff within you, the less likely you'll be to demonize other people. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If the weather turns bad or your allies get sad or the news of the world grows even crazier, you will thrive. I'm not exaggerating or flattering you. It's exactly when events threaten to demoralize you that you'll have maximum power to redouble your fortitude and effectiveness. Developments that other people regard as daunting will trigger breakthroughs for you. Your allies' confusion will mobilize you to manifest your unique visions of what it takes to live a good life. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): "If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried," declared comedian Steven Wright. My great uncle Ned had a different perspective. "If at first you don't succeed," he told me, "redefine the meaning of success." I'm not a fan of Wright's advice, but Ned's counsel has served me well. I recommend you try it out, Gemini. Here's another bit of folk wisdom that might be helpful. Psychotherapist Dick Olney said that what a good therapist does is help her clients wake up from the delusion that they are the image they have of themselves. CANCER (June 21-July 22): What is home? The poet Elizabeth Corn pondered that question. She then told her lover that home was "the stars on the tip of your tongue, the flowers sprouting from your mouth, the roots entwined in the gaps between your fingers, the ocean echoing inside of your ribcage." I offer this as inspiration, Cancerian, since now is a perfect time to dream up your own poetic testimonial about home. What experiences make you love yourself best? What situations bring out your most natural exuberance? What influences feel like gifts and blessings? Those are all clues to the beloved riddle "What is home?" LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You're most likely to thrive if you weave together a variety of styles and methods. The coming weeks will be a highly miscellaneous time, and you can't afford to get stuck

in any single persona or approach. As an example of how to proceed, I invite you to borrow from both the thoughtful wisdom of the ancient Greek poet Homer and the silly wisdom of the cartoon character Homer Simpson. First, the poet: "As we learn, we must daily unlearn something which it has cost us no small labor and anxiety to acquire." Now here's Homer Simpson: "Every time I learn something new, it pushes out something old." VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Filmmakers often have test audiences evaluate their products before releasing it to the masses. If a lot of viewers express a particular critique, the filmmaker may make changes, even cutting out certain scenes or altering the ending. You might want to try a similar tack in the coming weeks, Virgo. Solicit feedback on the new projects and trends you've been working on -not just from anyone, of course, but rather from smart people who respect you. And be sure they're not inclined to tell you only what you want to hear. Get yourself in the mood to treasure honesty and objectivity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The poet E. E. Cummings said, "To be nobody-but-yourself—in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." On the other hand, naturalist and writer Henry David Thoreau declared that "We are constantly invited to be who we are," to become "something worthy and noble." So which of these two views is correct? Is fate aligned against us, working hard to prevent us from knowing and showing our authentic self? Or is fate forever conspiring in our behalf, seducing us to master our fullest expression? I'm not sure if there's a final, definitive answer, but I can tell you this, Libra: In the coming months, Thoreau's view will be your predominant truth. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): "When you do your best, you're depending to a large extent on your unconscious, because you're waiting for the thing you can't think of." So said Scorpio director Mike Nichols in describing his process of making films. Now I'm conveying this idea to you just in time for the beginning of a phase I call "Eruptions from Your Unconscious." In the coming weeks, you will be ripe to receive and make good use of messages from the depths of your psyche. At any other time, these simmering bits of brilliance might remain below the threshold of your awareness, but for the foreseeable future they'll be bursting through and making themselves available to be plucked.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Author Barbara Ehrenreich has done extensive research on the annals of partying. She says modern historians are astounded by the prodigious amount of time that medieval Europeans spent having fun together. "People feasted, drank, and danced for days on end," she writes. Seventeenthcentury Spaniards celebrated festivals five months of each year. In 16th-century France, peasants devoted an average of one day out of every four to "carnival revelry." In accordance with current astrological omens, you Sagittarians are authorized to match those levels of conviviality in the coming weeks. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Kittens made French Emperor Napoleon III lose his composure. He shook and screamed around them. Butterflies scare actress Nicole Kidman. My friend Allie is frightened by photos of Donald Trump. As for me, I have an unnatural fear of watching reality TV. What about you, Capricorn? Are you susceptible to any odd anxieties or nervous fantasies that provoke agitation? If so, the coming weeks will be a perfect time to overcome them. Why? Because you'll be host to an unprecedented slowmotion outbreak of courage that you can use to free yourself from long-standing worries. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): "The brain is wider than the sky," wrote Emily Dickinson. "The brain is deeper than the sea." I hope you cultivate a vivid awareness of those truths in the coming days, Aquarius. In order to accomplish the improbable tasks you have ahead of you, you've got to unleash your imagination, allowing it to bloom to its full power so it can encompass vast expanses and delve down into hidden abysses. Try this visualization exercise: Picture yourself bigger than the planet Earth, holding it tenderly in your hands. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I got an email from a fan of Piscean singer Rihanna. He complained that my horoscopes rarely mention celebrities. "People love astrological predictions about big stars," he wrote. "So what's your problem? Are you too 'cultured' to give us what we the people really want? Get off your high horse and 'lower' yourself to writing about our heroes. You could start with the lovely, talented, and very rich Rihanna." I told Rihanna's fan that my advice for mega-stars is sometimes different from what it is for average folks. For Piscean megastars like Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Ellen Page, and Bryan Cranston, for example, the coming weeks will be a time to lay low, chill out, and recharge. But non-famous Pisceans will have prime opportunities to boost their reputation, expand their reach, and wield a stronger-than-usual influence in the domains they frequent. V

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I am a 35-year-old straight guy. I met a nice lady through the normal methods, and we hit it off and have grown closer. I think we are both considering “taking it to the next level.” We are on the same intellectual wavelength, enjoy the same social experiences, and have a lot of fun together. So what could be the problem? My friend decided it was the time to inform me that she is transgender, pre-op, and will not be having gender-reassignment surgery. This was quite a shock to me. I’m not homophobic, though I’ve never had a gay experience. I’m open-minded, yet there is a mental block. I like this person, I like our relationship thus far, and I want to continue this relationship. But I’m in a state of confusion. CONFUSED OVER COMPLICATING KNOWLEDGE Lemme get this out of the way first, COCK: The nice lady isn’t a man, so sex with her wouldn’t be a “gay experience,” and homophobia isn’t the relevant term. Moving on … You’re a straight guy, you’re attracted to women, and some women—as you now know—have dicks. Are you into dick? Could you develop a taste for dick? Could you see yourself making an exception for her dick? It’s fine if “no” is the answer to one or all of these questions, COCK, and not being into dick doesn’t make you transphobic. Evan Urquhart, who writes about trans issues for Slate, argues that in addition to being gay, straight, bi, pan, demi, etc., some people are phallophiles and some are vaginophiles— that is, some people (perhaps most) have a strong preference for either partners with dicks or partners with vaginas. And some people—most people—want their dicks on men and their labia on vaginas on women. “There’s no shame in it, as long as it doesn’t come from a place of ignorance or hate,” Urquhart writes. “Mature adults should be able to talk plainly about their sexuality, particularly with prospective partners, in a way that doesn’t objectify or shame anyone who happens to be packing the non-preferred equipment.” Some straight guys are really into dick (trans women with male partners usually aren’t partnered with gay men, and trans women who do sex work typically don’t have any gay male clients), some straight guys are willing to make an exception for a particular dick (after falling in love with a woman who has one), but most straight guys aren’t into dick (other than their own). Since you’re confused about what to do, COCK, I would encourage you to continue dating this woman, keep an open mind, and keep taking things slow. You’ve got new information to

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My relationship with my husband is bad. We have been together for 12 years, and we were married for eight years before getting divorced last year. We have small kids. We reconciled four months after the divorce, despite the affair I had. I have a history of self-sabotage, but in my relationship with him, it has become near constant. Everyone thinks I’m a smart and kind person that occasionally makes mistakes, but I’m not that person with him. With him, I’m awful. I make promises I don’t keep and I don’t do the right things to make him feel loved even though I do loving things. We have been in couples therapy a number of times, but I always derail the process. I have been in therapy, solo a number of times

Dan Savage savagelove@vueweekly.com with similar results. I always get the therapists on my side and no real change happens. I want to change but I haven’t. I want to stop hurting him but I keep doing it. He doesn’t feel like I have ever really fought for him or the relationship. Why can’t I change? MY ENRAGING SELF-SABOTAGING YEARNINGS It’s unlikely I’ll be able to do for you in print what three couples counsellors and all those therapists couldn’t do for you in person, i.e., help you change your ways—if, indeed, it’s your ways that require changing. Have you ever entertained the thought that maybe there’s a reason every counsellor or therapist you see winds up taking your side? Is it possible that you’re not the problem? Are you truly awful, MESSY, or has your husband convinced you that you’re awful in order to have the upper hand in your relationship? (Yeah, yeah, you had an affair. Lots of people do and lots of marriages survive them.) If you’re not being manipulated—if you’re not the victim of an expert gaslighter—and you’re awful and all your efforts to change have been in vain, MESSY, perhaps you should stop trying. You are who you are, your husband knows who you are, and if he wants to be with you, as awful as you are (or as awful as he’s managed to convince you that you are), that’s his choice and he needs to take some responsibility for it. By “stop trying,” I don’t mean you should stop making an effort to be a better person or a more loving partner—we should all constantly strive to be better people and more loving partners—but you can’t spend the rest of your life on a therapist’s couch. Or the rack. If you truly make your husband miserable, he should leave you. If your marriage makes you miserable (or if he does), you should leave him. But if neither of you is going anywhere, MESSY, then you’ll both just have to make the best of your messy selves and your messy marriage. On the Lovecast, Dan chats with Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern about left-wing anti-Semitism: savagelovecast.com. mail@savagelove.net @fakedansavage on Twitter ITMFA.org


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