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FRONT ASHLEY DRYBURGH // ASHLEY@VUEWEEKLY.COM

'Art will always be a small light in the dark' Despite the laundry list of bad news this year, Witch Hunt at the Strand offers a glimmer of hope

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’m done with this year, Queermonton. 2016 has been a dumpster fire of a year. I am ready to hibernate for the next five weeks until we can call this year done and hopefully move into a better and brighter 2017. I know I am not alone in feeling this way: almost every conversation I have these days revolves around this theme. There has been something particularly pernicious about this year that has left people I know—folks who are normally resilient in spite of the general terribleness of any given year—drained and wilted and spent. And really is it any surprise? Land defenders brutally attacked at Standing Rock. Prince. David Bowie. Leonard Cohen. Alan Rickman. Sharon Jones. Barbaric cultural practices hotline. Brexit. Rodrigo Duterte. Trump. Pulse Nightclub. Frank Clark. Joshua Beal. Samson Fluerant. Erickson Brito. (Those last four? Some of the black men killed

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by US police this month.) Terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Syria, Nice, Iraq, Ankara, Brussels. Zika. The arctic is melting. Hell, at this point I half suspect the Gilmore Girls revival will be terrible. This is the part where I am supposed to say something uplifting about re-inspiring community engagement or sunlight after the storm or something else banal, but you know what? I can’t. Everything feels awful and I have precious little optimism left. In an attempt to soothe my bitter, broken heart, I went looking for a good news story. I was willing to take cute animals in knit hats at this point, but I found something even better. Workshop West is currently pre-

senting Witch Hunt at the Strand. Written by Darrin Hagen, the play chronicles the 1942 trial of nine prominent men in Edmonton’s active but closeted gay community. Drawing in part from actual trial

Alliances) to see the play. So far, Workshop West has raised enough money to support 90 tickets— thanks mostly to individual donors, including Laurie Blakeman, Margo Goodman, and Gavin Crawford. “The fight’s not over for the queer and trans* community,” says Susie Moloney, of Workshop West, when I asked her why it was important for them to offer this opportunity. “It’s important to be reminded that our current atmosphere of relative acceptance wasn’t always so, and we all need to be reminded that we are required to continue the fight.” That's 90 tickets for queer kids and their friends can see our history— brutal as it can be—and be inspired

It’s important to be reminded that our current atmosphere of relative acceptance wasn’t always so. transcripts, the production is likely to be a harrowing reminder of a dark chapter in Edmonton’s queer history, which seems very appropriate these days. As part of the lead up to the show, Workshop West invited donors to step forward to sponsor members of Edmonton’s GSAs (Gay-Straight

to keep fighting. What an incredible gift. I don’t have a lot of fight left in me these days, but I will again. Progress has never been straight forward—there have always been battles that were lost, moments of despair, and dark days that never seemed to end. The consequences of these things—whether the 1942 trial or the events of 2016—ripple and tear people’s lives apart. But what we can hold onto is that there are people who care and, at the very least, art will always be a small light in the dark. Witch Hunt at the Strand runs through December 4th at the Backstage Theatre. Tickets available at Tix on the Square or through www. workshopwest.org. There are still tickets available for GSA students for the 2 pm show on December 4. Contact wwptmarketing@gmail.com for details. A review of Witch Hunt at the Stand can also be found at vueweekly.com.

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Assad likely to retain power in Syria Government seems posed for victory, and it's anybody's guess what will happen next

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astern Aleppo, the rebel-held half of what was once Syria’s biggest city, is falling. Once the resistance there collapses, things may move very fast in Syria, and the biggest question will be: do the outside powers that have intervened in the war accept Bashar al-Assad’s victory, or do they keep the war going? Even one year ago, it seemed completely unrealistic to talk about an Assad victory. The Syrian government’s army was decimated, demoralised and on the verge of collapse: every time the rebels attacked, it retreated. There was even a serious possibility that the Islamic State and the Nusra Front—the extreme Islamist groups that dominated the rebel forces— would sweep to victory in all of Syria. But then, just fourteen months ago, the Russian air force was sent in to save Assad’s army from defeat. It did more than that. It enabled the Syrian army, with help on the ground from Shia militias recruited from Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq and mostly trained and commanded by Iranian officers, to go onto the offensive. Assad’s forces took back the historic city of Palmyra. They eliminated the last rebel-held foothold in the city of Homs. And last summer they began to cut Eastern Aleppo’s remaining links with the outside world.

In July government forces took control of the Castello Road, ending the flow of food and supplies for Eastern Aleppo’s ten thousand rebel fighters and its claimed civilian population of 250,000 people. (The real total of civilians left in the east of the city, once home to around a million people, is almost certainly a small fraction of that number.) A rebel counteroffensive in August briefly opened a new corridor into Eastern Aleppo, but government troops retook the lost territory and resumed the siege in September. For almost two months now almost nothing has moved into or out of the besieged half of the city, and both food and ammunition are running short inside. So the resistance is starting to collapse. The Hanano district fell on Saturday, and Jabal Badro fell on Sunday. The capture of Sakhour on Monday has cut the rebel-held part of Aleppo in two, and the remaining bits north of

the cut will quickly be pinched out by the Syrian government’s troops. The southeastern part of the city may stay in rebel hands a while longer, but military collapses of this sort are infectious. It is now likely that Bashar al-Assad will control all of Aleppo before the end of the year, and possibly much sooner.

are involved in the Syrian civil war, it would then come down to a straight choice: Assad’s cruel but conventional regime or the Islamist crazies. Even Turkey and Saudi Arabia, however much their leaders may loathe Assad, could not openly put their armies at the service of the Islamists. (They used to send them arms and money, but even that has stopped now.) And for a newly installed President Donald Trump, it would become a lot simpler to “make a deal” with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to finish the job of crushing Islamic State and the Nusra Front together. Would the Russians and the Americans then hand over all the recaptured territory to Assad’s regime? Many people in Washington would rather hang onto it temporarily in order to blackmail Syria’s ruling Baath Party into replacing Assad with somebody a bit less tainted, but a deal between Putin and Trump

It would be pointless for us to speculate on which way [Trump] might jump three months from now.

At that point he would control all of Syria’s major cities, at least three-quarters of the population that has not fled abroad, and all of the country’s surviving industry. He would be in a position to offer an amnesty to all the rebels except the extreme Islamists of Islamic State and the Nusra Front, and a lot of the less fanatical Syrian rebels would be tempted to accept it. For the many foreign powers that

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would certainly preclude that sort of game-playing. How could Trump reconcile such a deal with Russia with his declared intention to cancel the agreement the United States signed last March to curb Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions? Iran is Russia’s closest ally in the Middle East, and if Trump broke that agreement he would be reopening a US military confrontation with Iran. Since this question may not even have crossed Trump’s mind yet, it would be pointless for us to speculate on which way he might jump three months from now. It’s equally pointless to wonder what kind of deal the Syrian Kurds will end up with. Turkey will want to ensure that they have no autonomous government of their own and are thoroughly subjugated by Assad’s regime. The United States, on the other hand, owes them a debt of honour for carrying the main burden of fighting Islamic State on the ground—but the Kurds are used to being betrayed. All we can say with some confidence at the moment is that it looks like Assad has won his six-year war to stay in power. V Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries. UP FRONT 3


FRONT WOMEN’S FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT On Mon. Nov. 28, Councillor Bev Esslinger launched Women & Money, a new initiative aimed at increasing women’s financial decision-making knowledge and confidence. The volunteer committee of Women & Money was formed in 2014 to explore the issues and opportunities facing Edmonton women and how Edmonton can become a municipal leader in gender equity.

“We want Women & Money to be accessible, fun and informative,” says Councillor Esslinger, in a release. “I hope this is just the beginning of a national movement to financially empower women from across the country.” Women & Money will hold its first event on Feb. 7, 2017 at MacEwan University. Details are available at wamcan.ca, Facebook and Instagram at @womenandmoneyyeg.

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean hopes Albertans will join her in the ‘16 days, 16 ways’ campaign against genderbased violence. The campaign is part of the United Nations 16 Days of Activism on Gender-Based Violence initiative. “The United Nations has called violence against women a global pandemic. Today [Nov. 25] and every day, we commit to helping end it, for our daughters, sisters, mothers and all women—in Alberta and across the world,” says McLean in a release. Starting on Nov. 25 and lasting 16 days, Status of Women will share actions on social media to empower Albertans. Participants can also share their own actions using the hashtag #16Days. On Dec. 6, McLean will host a public

vigil on the north steps of the Legislature at noon, to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Canadians pause on that day to remember the tragic loss of 14 women during the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique massacre, and all women who have lost their lives to violence. The Government of Alberta has also supported initiatives to increase women’s safety, including increasing funds for women’s shelters, adding gender identity/expression to the Alberta Human Rights Act, passing an amendment of the Residential Tenancies Act that allows survivors to leave domestic abuse without penalties for breaking their leases, and joining the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

COUNTERFEIT MONEY The Edmonton Police Service is warning the public about counterfeit money. After receiving numerous complaints about counterfeit money, the EPS launched several investigations which turned up many $100 bills with the same serial number, numerous identity documents, debit and a credit card reader, an ID maker, scan-

PROVINCE BANS DOOR-TO-DOOR ENERGY SALES Starting Jan. 1, 2017, Alberta will prohibit unsolicited door-to-door selling of energy products in the hopes of protecting people from misleading, high-pressure sales practices. The banned list includes: natural gas and electricity energy contracts, furnaces, water heaters, windows, air conditioners, and energy audits. In a release, the government states that it has received well over 1,000 complaints about energy-related, door-to-door sales. Many are from seniors and families who felt duped into buying furnaces or water heaters on the spot. In other instances,

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Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc and Spruce Grove added to program for post-secondary students

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consumers felt aggressive pressure to sign energy contracts with salespeople visiting their home two or three times in one day. “The RCMP welcomes this change. Our investigators have helped Albertans who have succumbed to fraudulent, high-pressure sales at their door. Real financial and emotional harm is often the result from these tactics, particularly among vulnerable persons in our communities. With this ban, we expect to see a noticeable decline in criminal incidents of unscrupulous, door-to-to-door sales of energy products,” says RCMP Superintendent Guy Rook in the release.

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cently added to the U-Pass will no longer have to pay their municipal transit fare on top of their already purchased U-Pass. “They are good to go no matter where their home is, no matter where their work is, no matter where their post-secondary institution is,” Rutherford says. “Maybe they have a practicum in a different community, well now they can travel the whole way with just one pass.” Each school will give students a transit sticker for their student ID. The stickers are valid per school term across the participating municipalities. First introduced as a three-year pilot project in September 2007, the U-Pass was previously available to those in Edmonton, St. Albert, and Strathcona County. Currently a permanent program (with NAIT joining in 2010 and NorQuest in 2013), the cost of this service is included in student fees. “We all know that students have enough expenses without being charged twice for a one way trip. This is a real benefit for them,” she says. TRENT WILKIE

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REVUE // COCKTAIL BAR

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French-inspired bar Clementine offers a warm and beautifully detailed interior

hen the Volstead Act emerged in Edmonton in 2011, the pop-up cocktail company was at the vanguard of the city’s craft cocktail movement. Led by local “alcohol geeks” Evan Watson, Andrew Borley and Jordan Clemens, the Volstead Act served upscale cocktails at special events across the city long before the craft cocktail trend had truly arrived in Edmonton. However, with the opening of their new physical location this fall, the French-inspired bar Clementine, the trio have found themselves in a much more crowded scene; their new project is just one of many upscale cocktail bars to open in Edmonton over the past five years. Despite the recent growth of Edmonton’s cocktail scene, which includes mainstays such as Woodwork, North 53, Three Boars and more, Watson doesn’t seem too worried about Clementine’s success. Clementine’s French-inspired aesthetic and menu set it apart from the city’s other high-end cocktail bars by offering a more defined niche, as well as several unique features, such as an extensive selection of absinthes and sherries. Growing out of a pop-up model gives the new bar some advantages as well. Watson says that the Volstead Act’s five years of operation before opening Clementine allowed them to refine the concept and ex-

pand their repertoire of cocktails, as well as build an audience excited to see the new space. “Pop-ups are a good way to push yourself creatively,” he says. “Every time we did it, we got a little more away from the grain of what other restaurants do. We could push the bounds a little more, and see what we could get away with.” Watson stresses that although Clementine serves amazing cocktails, it’s more than just a cocktail bar. The trio wants to be just as well-known for their food and wine, which have received just as much thought and care as the cocktail menu. The 36seat restaurant’s three chefs trained in Europe, and work extensively with unique ingredients, such as housemade misos, cheese butters, and local grains. Their wine-list includes primarily old-world wines, with some low-intervention new world options. “Wine, for us, is an agricultural product, and there should be a lot of transparency between who’s making your wine and where it’s coming from, in the same way that we demand that of any chef in the city.”

out, but all of the finicky design things, like the wood, the walls, the floors, we did ourselves,” Watson says. That includes all the art nouveau stylings, such as the elaborate liquor cabinets with leaf cut-out doors and marble-topped bar. The bar’s old world atmosphere extends

beyond just the impeccable interior design to the music and other more ephemeral elements, including the mystery audiobooks that play in the bathrooms. The whole effect is one of warmth and comfort, making Clementine a perfect spot to check out this winter.

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If you do stop in for a visit, pull up a seat at the bar and be sure to try the Provence cocktail ($15, and this writer’s personal favourite) as well as the cheese butter ($11) and crispy humpback shrimp ($18).

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PREVUE // BURLESQUE

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eau Creep, President of the Edmonton Burlesque Festival, has something special in store for all of us this holiday season. “How The Stripper Stole Christmas” is running for a second year, and the troupe is upgrading the seating capacity by 200 seats to 450 at the former Royal Alberta Museum Theatre. “There are male performers, there’s female performers, lip-syncing, live singing, puppets, and Krampus— hosted by myself. It literally is some-

thing for everybody,” he says. Though light hearted, the act is also a social commentary on the holidays. The performers combine elements and themes discussed in the media right now—including the current political climate, global warming, and LGBTQ issues. “It ties together to be the commentary that I feel a lot of people feel in the holidays,” says Creep. “It’s overspending, it’s over-eating, the fear of dying alone, and having nobody find-

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ing your body until it’s decayed... and the Christmas tree is dead.” Alberta’s current socio-economic state had a huge influence on the content and production of the show this year. “I think it’s fair to say that the last year has been a little more stressful with putting on shows of this scale,” Creep explains. “Especially with the current economic situation. The money doesn’t flow as freely as it once did in Alberta so we really try to be thought-

ful to that. Sustainability and accessibility is really important to us too." The initial 2015 show was received as an encouraging success. Creep appreciated the reception, and is eager to hear the response from the show he’s written this year. “This has kind of been my baby. It was a pilot last year and I’m really excited because I think it’s going to be more fully-realized," he says. Beau Creep believes this year is a step-up in quality and hopes to con-

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tinue growing the burlesque scene. Challenging the public’s perception of body-image and sexual comfort levels are also on the docket. “We’re really pushing people’s perspectives of what burlesque is, because it’s really an art form that’s still quite stigmatized in a lot of artistic communities,” Creep says.“It’s still really taboo to be proud of yourself and proud of your body and to showcase your body. To be a woman doing all of the above as well. In our society it’s still very taboo and not as common as people may think.” Three-quarters of last year’s roster of performers are returning, with various members of the burlesque community featured. Proceeds benefit the registered not-for-profit Edmonton Burlesque Festival. Artists and performers will be compensated fairly and equally, but they also plan to donate to charities that run parallel to their beliefs, he says.

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f you are no stranger to internal unease, don’t expect to catch a break in the safety of a darkened theatre at Theatre Yes’s production of Anxiety. With changing environments and interactions with the actors, this performance is a far cry from conventional. You might even find yourself fearing for your safety—both psychological and otherwise. There are six rooms, each of which evokes the different fears and phobias hidden deep within human consciousness. Director Heather Inglis sees our society as one that has become anxious in its modernity. Technological advancements, endless

choices, and manipulative advertising (to name a few) cause isolation and apprehension. But this collaboration of six small theatre companies across the country—ranging from Victoria to Montreal—aims to challenge perceptions and coping methods with an in-your-face approach. Ever suffered from PTSD, agoraphobia, or a fear of death? If you haven’t, that might change throughout the show. If it doesn’t, you will witness these worries in the people around you, both from actors and audience members alike. That’s what makes this production unique—the artists and observers are almost one and the

same. There is no stage, and it’s not always clear if the previously unnoticed characters are part of the show. The one distinguishing feature is their display of anxiety on the outside that the rest of the crowd dares only feel on the inside. Unexpectedly, the show goes beyond exhibiting the many faces of anxiety, and also encourages audience members to acknowledge its presence in themselves and then share these fears with others. With plenty of fighting and chanting from actors—who are convincing in their craziness—the nervous looks from fellow audience members comes as a relief. It is intriguing and even humorous to find a common ground in the collective discomfort. The whole experience made me look around and realize that—more likely than not—everyone in the room suffers from at least one of the anxieties we experienced together. In the program handed out at the end of the play, Inglis notes that “our most primal and profound fear is our annihilation via time, event, or both.” This idea of a universal fear begs the question of whether people’s anxieties can be quelled by talking openly about them and finding they are not alone. The play certainly begins that process by stuffing strangers in a room to face their inner struggles, with after-effects of empathy and discussion.

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PREVUE // POETRY

'I want to help the world' Field Basansikis launches new book Light Bleeding Light

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dmonton author Field Basansikis has been waiting for his moment in the literary sun. He‘s been writing since his early teens, selfpublishing 11 books over the span of his career. Having endured the joy and pain of baring one’s soul to the page, he now publishes his proudest work, Light Bleeding Light Through the Gutter. “I’m an artist of the people, and I always want to give back in that way. So, I think that’s the voice that comes across in it,” Basansikis says. “I want to help the world. Any of the writers we love, we know or we go to; there’s a spiritual or emotional comfort in discovering truth or finding something that relates to your struggle in your journey. I have the opportunity as a writer to be able to help people illuminate in their own lives.”

The book is a collection of 49 original short stories by Basansikis, and will be released at the Yellowhead Brewery with the help of a few friends. Musician Ben Spencer will kick-off the show, followed by performances from The Give ‘Em Hell Boys, Lionessence Burlesque Troupe and two spoken-word readings from Basansikis himself. Basansikis penned the collection upon returning from an adventurous trip to Vietnam—which also inspired a separate book of poetry— “Born Thru The Wound.” He concocted himself a strict weekly regimen of meditation, exercise, and writing. “After a couple weeks I realized I could do a short story collection. I set off last year from April doing six hours [of writing] a week. I was

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so stoked that I could do something significant.” It took him 10 months to pen “Light Bleeding Light…”, which features themes about relationships, politics, societal woes and visions of a possible dystopian future. He hopes his next project will take the form of a full-length novel, but is currently relishing this book launch. “It feels like something has been achieved, this is the best thing I’ve done and so much work went into it.”

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PREVUE // GROUP PROJECT

Collaboration space

ImagiNation Miscellany offers a platform for emerging artists

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ristina De Guzman and four hand-picked artist/organizers have coordinated ImagiNation Miscellany's latest presentation of Edmonton art. A wide-range of local artists and vendors are collaborating on the project, hosted at Lumiere Creative Incubation Space. The collective goal? To showcase artists whose work may not get viewed in a conventional setting. “We all have different networks, and I encouraged collaboration by introducing an artistic theme," De Guzman says. "As a minority artist myself, I noticed there weren’t that many platforms for diverse artists, and started noticing it can get clique-ish at times in the arts scene. I wanted to encourage artists to get their work seen by different audiences.”

Each performance is looselybased on the theme "Darkness To Light,"—semi-inspired by the tones of winter darkness, and the sheen of our winter powder. "Darkness To Light" includes a wide-range of local acts—including singers, poets, dancers, spokenword artists, painters, authors, musicians and graffiti artists. Each artists interprets the theme in their own way. “I think of things very emotionally and cerebrally at the same time,” explains co-organizer and artist, George Hong. “‘Darkness To Light" speaks a lot to me in our lives. As a child, the world is dark to us, and we see the light as we grow and learn and educate ourselves. It’s more like a journey to me. I see the yin and yang side of things.” “Darkness To Light” was created and helmed as a side-project from Edmonton Arts Council Community Liason, Kristina De Guzman. This time around she has chosen four co-organizers—each with diverse backgrounds and specific scene connections—to help her choose talent for the performance. Organizers drew from artists they knew in their personal artistic circles. Co-organizer Katherine Wi performed a flamenco Bollywood fusion dance at a previous ImagiNation Miscellany event, and was impressed with the strength of the arts community. Wi hopes to spread that experience to others. “The goal is to gather artists from the community so they can show

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Sat., Dec. 3 (7pm) Lumiére Creative Incubation Space, $10 in advance, $12 at the door their work and meet other artists that they normally might not have met, and have future collaborations together,” Wi says. “When I went to my first event, I was actually pretty impressed that these kinds of artists were in Edmonton. I normally wouldn’t have gone.” Although the artists are volunteers, ImagiNation Miscellany organizers feel it’s important for their artists to be compensated for their efforts. “Most of the artists that are brought in are not paid artists. They do art on the side and they love what they do—but most of them have lives, jobs, careers,” Hong says. “We find that there’s a lot of artists out there that want to showcase their work and don’t have a platform." Featured artists include; singer/ songwriter Katherine Bessette, contemporary artist Leslie Azucena Hernandez Juarez, poet Alexis Kienlen, graffiti artist Cody Smallz, and visual artist Jillian Thomas, among others. De Guzman is happy to continue the quarterly showcase of local content creators, and hopes the performers find ways collaborate together in the future.

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Charles. (SNAP Gallery, $20 for SNAP members, $30 for guests) Stories of the Aurora: Book Launch // Sat., Dec. 3 (1:30PM) Join local writer Joan Marie Galat as she reads elements of her book Stories of the Aurora. There will be also be entertainment, door prizes and the chance to get a book signed by the author. (Telus World of Science, Free)

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Artist in Conversation: Hannah Doerksen // Fri., Dec. 2 (6:30 PM) Hannah Doerksen and AGA curator Kristy Trinier discuss Doerksen’s latest exhibition in the RBC New Works Gallery. The event will include a tour through the exhibition and a discussion about Doerksen’s artistic practice. (Art Gallery of Alberta, second floor, free)

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SNAP Print Affair: Après Ski // Sat., Dec. 3 (8PM) SNAP’s annual fund raising event coincides with their members print sale. Handmade Christmas cards will also be available. Try your hand with the letter press as you drink some cocktails, have a snack, and take in the wonderful sounds of Nuala

Writer’s Guild of Alberta (WGA) Holiday Party // Fri., Dec. 2 (7:30 PM) The WGA is inviting Rapid Fire Theatre to help make things merry at their annual Christmas party. Mike Gravel will host the open mic. You can come to perform, or simply to enjoy the entertainment. There will also be a light buffet with both hot and cold Greek food. (Kasbar, $15, sign-up at writersguild.ca )


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Dance Brian Webb Dance Company presents Rouge – Gorge: The Dress Writer • Timms Centre, 8703-112 St • 780.420.1757 • bwdc.ca • The Dress Writer is inspired by words that fall between stories of sex and castration, fly-fishing and lost eggs. • Dec 8-9, 8pm • $35 (general), $25 (students/seniors)

Dirt Buffet Cabaret • Spazio Performativo, 10816-95 St • milezerodance. com • Curated by impresario Ben Gorodetsky, this series is geared towards presenting emerging artists of various artistic backgrounds, in a variety show format, with an audience that expects experimentation and unusual juxtapositions. Each show contains 6 acts • Dec 8, 9pm • $10 or best offer at the door

Raq, Drop & Roll a Bellydance Showcase • Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210-118 Ave • 780.761.0727 • info@ schoolofraq.com • schoolofraq.com • Dazzling performances from students and instructors that will leave guests breathless • Dec 4, 7-9pm • $20 (adv), $25 (door)

Landscape: artwork by Emily Carr, Dorothy Knowles, Cornelius Krieghoff, John McKee and more; Dec 3-Feb 20 • A Story We Tell Ourselves About Ourselves: artwork by Hannah Doerksen; Dec 3-Feb 20 • BMO Children’s Gallery: Touch Lab: Leave your Mark: Opens Jul 24 • Open Studio Adult Drop-In: Wed, 7-9pm; $18/$16 (AGA member) • All Day Sundays: Art activities for all ages; Activities, 12-4pm; Tour; 2pm • Late Night Wednesdays: Every Wed, 6-9pm

Art Gallery Of St Albert (AGSA) • 19 Perron St, St Albert • 780.460.4310 • artgalleryofstalbert.ca • Blood, Toil, Tears: artwork by Marcel Belley, David Bowering, Bruno Canadien, Tony Stallard, Barbara Todd and Dean Turner; Oct 29-Dec 3 • The More I Gather: artwork by Paddy Lamb; Dec 1-Jan 28 Ave • dave@bleedingheartartspace.com • Carly Greene; Dec 3-Jan 21

Borealis Gallery Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre • 9820-107 St • 780.427.7362 • assembly.ab.ca/visitorcentre/ borealis/CD1.html • Canada: Day 1: Explore first steps, first impressions and first experiences as a newcomer to Canada; Aug 27-Dec 4

BUGERA MATHESON GALLERY • 10345124 St • bugeramathesongallery.com • Scribbles to Metaphor: artwork by Les Graff; Nov 25-Dec 16

CAVA Gallery • 9103-95 Ave • 780.461.3427 • galeriecava.com • The artists Hélène Giguère, Alouisa Desrochers, Ginette Vallière D’Silva, Jo-Anne Farley, Linda Ould, Sylvia Durocher and Béatrice Lefèvre show their recent works; Nov 18-Dec 6 • Miniature show: annual Christmas sale; Dec 9-Dec 23

Cinema at the Centre • Stanley Milner

FAB Gallery • Fine Arts Building Gallery,1-1

Library Theatre, bsmt, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.496.7070 • Film screening every Wed, 6:30pm • Free

Cinema CAVA • Centre des arts visuels de l'Alberta, 9103-95 Ave • 780.461.3427 • cavalberta@gmail.com • galeriecava.com • Enjoy a repertoire of french movies • First two Wed each month

From Books to Film • Stanley A. Milner, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.496.7000 • epl.ca • Films adapted from books every Fri afternoon at 2pm

metro • Metro at the Garneau Theatre, 8712109 St • 780.425.9212 • Afternoon Tea 2016: Howards End (Dec 18) • HOMO-CIDAL 2016: Gremlins (Dec 15) • Music Doc: Blekkmetal (Dec 6) • QuoteA-Long Series 2016: Grease (Dec 3) • Reel Family Cinema: Porco Rosso (Dec 10, Dec 12), The Polar Express (Dec 17), Labyrinth (Dec 26), The Wizard of Oz (Dec 31) • Turkey Shoot: Twilight (Dec 8)

Movie Night • McDougall United Church, 10086 Macdonald Drive (south entrance) • 780.428.1818 • mcdougallunited.com • Movies that are family friendly and always inspiring and entertaining. Popcorn and lemonade are available • Monthly, 7:30pm • Free Screening: What Would Jesus Buy? • Westwood Unitarian Congregation, 11135-65 Ave • Discussion to follow after screening • Dec 2, 7pm

galLeries + Museums ACUA Gallery & Artisan Boutique • 9534-87 St • 780.488.8558 • info@acuarts. ca • acuarts.ca • Oksana Movchan and Oksana Zhelisko: Colour and Gaze; Dec 5-23; Opening reception: Dec 9, 6:30-8:30pm

After Hours Gallery • University of Alberta Hospital, 8440-112 St • 2016-17 Art Show and Show: artwork by Edmonton Art Club members; Nov 7-Jan 6

ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY • 10186-106 St • 780.488.6611 • albertacraft. ab.ca • Mise en Scene: artwork by Triniruth Bautista and more; Oct 8-Dec 24 Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove • Melcor Cultural Centre, 35-5th Ave, Spruce Grove • 780.962.0664 • alliedartscouncil. com • Novelty Show; Allied Arts Council member's show: Theme: “Incredible Edibles”, still life paintings with food subjects; Nov 29-Jan 21 • Fireplace room: Yvonne Berget; Through Dec

Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) • 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.422.6223 • youraga. ca • Every Story Has Two Sides: artwork by Damian Moppett + Ron Moppett; Sep 17-Jan 8 • The Vessel: artwork by David Altmejd; Oct 8-Jan 29 • The Edge: The Abstract and the Avant-Garde in Canada; Oct 8-Jan 29 • Season to Season, Coast to Coast: A Celebration of the Canadian

Gallery at Milner • Stanley A. Milner Library Main Fl, Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.944.5383 • epl.ca/gallery-at-milner • On the Walls: Art from Within: Paintings works by Perla Ibarra; Through Nov • In the Cases: Eqraa: Fused glass works by Dalia Saafan; Through Nov

Scott Gallery • 10411-124 St • scottgallery.com • New works by Peter Hide; Nov 19-Dec 10

strathconacountymuseum.ca • We Remember: artistfacts on loan from local collector George Chivers & highlighting Canada's contribution to the Battle of Somme at its 100th Anniversary; until Dec 23

Telus World of Science • 11211-142

U of A Museums Galleries at Enterprise square • Main floor, 10230 Jasper Ave • Open: Thu-Fri, 12-6pm, Sat 12-4pm • A Little Bit of Infinity Part 1; Aug 11-Jan 28 • A Little Bit of Infinity Part 2; Sep 22-Jan 28

West End Gallery • 10337-124 St • 780.488.4892 • westendgalleryltd.com • Artwork by Richard Cole; Nov 19-Dec 1

Strathcona Place Senior Centre, 10831 University Ave, 109 St, 78 Ave • 780.433.5807 • seniorcentre.org • Inspirations: artwork by Gladys Mathison and Darlene Comfort; Nov 3-Dec 15

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 • Membership Showcase: Nov 19-Dec 10 • Pages From A Visual Diary: artwork by Adeline Rockett; Nov 26-Jan 21

Jurassic Forest/Learning Centre • 15 mins N of Edmonton off Hwy 28A, Township Rd 564 • Education-rich entertainment facility for all ages

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Latitude 53 • Latitude 53, 10242-106 St NW • latitude53.org • Au Revoir: artwork by

Audreys Books • 10702 Jasper Ave •

Nadine Bariteau; Dec 2-Jan 21

MacEwan University • City Centre Campus, 7-266 • amatejko@icloud.com • I Don't Want To Die in the Digital Age/Windows of Light and Text; Oct 31-Feb 21

McMullen GAllery • U of A Hospital, 8440-112 St • 780.407.7152 • friendsofuah.org/ mcmullen-gallery • Connections Made Visible: artwork by Nancy Corrigan; Nov 5-Dec 4

Misericordia Hospital • 16940-87 Ave • 2016-17 Art Show and Show: artwork by Edmonton Art Club members; Nov 19-Jan 16

Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery (MCPAG)–Stony Plain • 5411-51

• 587.986.3618 • angela@letsartyparty.com • Don't be shy- paint a naked guy: Guests will start with three poses to warm up, then move to

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

• 8555 Roper Road • PAA@gov.ab.ca • 780.427.1750 • culture.alberta.ca/paa/ eventsandexhibits/default.aspx • Alberta Ballet & the Documentation of Performance: celebrating Alberta Ballet's 50th anniversary; Sep 1-Dec 17

Ave, St Albert • 780.460.5990 • vasa-art.com • Thank Our Stars: Holiday Season Member show; Nov 29-Jan 28

Jeff Allen Art Gallery (JAAG) •

O'byrnes Irish Pub • 10616-82 Ave NW

Provincial Archives of Alberta

VASA Gallery • 25 Sir Winston Churchill

10215-112 St • 780.426.4180 • harcourthouse. ab.ca • Artwork by Jill Stanton; Oct 7-Nov 25 • Museum of Dreams: artwork by John Graham; Dec 3-Jan 21

Musée Héritage Museum • St Albert Place, 5 St Anne Street, St Albert • MuseeHeritage.ca • 780.459.1528 • museum@ artsandheritage.ca • Old Stone, New Steel: photography by photographers in three age groups: Grades 3-6, 7-9, and 10-12; Nov 19-Jan 15

Upper Arts Space, 10037-84 Ave • A monthly play reading series: 1st Sun each month with a different play by a different playwright

VAA Gallery • 3rd Fl, 10215-112 St • visualartsalberta.com • Edmonton Exhibition: by Art Mentorship Society of Alberta; Dec 1-Jan 28

Harcourt House Gallery • 3 Fl,

Scrambled YEG • Brittany's Lounge, 10225-

Rd, Sherwood Park • 780.467.3038 • picturethisgallery.com • The Winter Art Show; Nov 17-Feb 28

St • telusworldofscienceedmonton.com • Free$117.95 • Daily activities, demonstrations and experiments • Wild Africa; opens in late Oct • Angry Birds Universe; Oct 8-Apr 17

Park • 780.410.8585 • strathcona.ca/artgallery • Reflections: by Richard Borowski; Nov 4-Dec 18

Supper x Club, 10765 Jasper Ave • Every Tue

SCRIPT SALON • Holy Trinity Anglican Church,

by Lori Frank; Dec 8-11

Gallery@501 • 501 Festival Ave, Sherwood

Rouge Poetry Slam hosted by Breath In Poetry Collective • BLVD

Picture This Gallery • 959 Ordze

Strathcona County Museum & Archives • 913 Ash St, Sherwood Park •

thefrontgallery.com • Artwork by Kari Duke & Tom Gale; Nov 17-Dec 5 • Christmas Salon; Dec 8-Jan 5

Rouge Lounge • 10111-117 St • 780.902.5900 • Spoken Word Tuesdays: Weekly spoken word night presented by the Breath In Poetry Collective (BIP); info: E: breathinpoetry@ gmail.com

97 St • 780.497.0011 • Open Genre Variety Stage: artists from all mediums are encouraged to occupy the stage and share their creations • Every Tue-Fri, 5-8pm

Solstice Canada • 10714-124 St • Artwork

front gallery • 12323-104 Ave •

live on the fringe. Meanwhile, his trophy wife stepmother, wants him dead for his inheritance • Dec 3, 12-2pm

Jasper Ave • 780.455.7479 • probertsongallery. com • Clay Ellis RCA; Nov 17-Dec 3 • Holiday Group Show: artwork featuring Linda Lindemann; Dec 8-31, 11am-5pm

Print­-Artists, 10123-121 St • 780.423.1492 • snapartists.com • Snap Members Show & Sale: Dec 8-24

FAB (University of Alberta) • ualberta.ca/artshows • Megan Warkentin, MFA Painting; Dec 6-22, Jan 3-7

St, Stony Plain • multicentre.org • Euphotica: artwork by Hilary Mussell; Nov 6-Dec 20

• paintspot.ca • Naess Gallery: The Three Sixty Five Project: Three Hundred and Sixty Five Days of Thirty Minute Drawings by Lon Wenger • Artisan Nook: Under the Microscope: mixed media works by Kristin Anderson • Both exhibits run Nov 24-Jan 5 • Reception: Dec 8, 7-9pm, artists in attendance

sNAP Gallery • Society of Northern Alberta

dc3 Art Projects • 10567-111 St • 780.686.4211 • dc3artprojects.com • She Loves Me. He Loves Me Not: artwork by Craig Le Blanc; Nov 10-Dec 10

Paint Spot • 10032-81 Ave • 780.432.0240

Peter Robertson Gallery • 12304

Bleeding Heart Art Space • 9132-118

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a longer pose on 16" x 20" canvas. All will go home with a painting; Every 2nd Tue (except Dec 20, Jan 3), starting Nov 22, 7-8:30pm; $35 (adv at Eventbrite), $45 (door)

780.423.3487 • audreys.ca • Gail Anderson Dargatz "The Spawning Grounds" Book Launch; Dec 1, 7-10pm • Karen Zachary Davidson "That's Not Happening!" Signing; Dec 2, 12-1pm

Book Group • McDougall United Church, 10086 Macdonald Drive (south entrance) • 780.428.1818 • mcdougallunited.com • Discussing the current reading selection. The group chooses mostly current fiction or long-time favourites • 3rd Wed each month, 7pm

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

Naked Girls Reading • Brittany's Lounge, 10225-97 St NW • 780.691.1691 • There will be different themes each month • Every 2nd Tue of month, 8:30-10:30pm • $20 (door); 18+ only ‘The Note’ Book Signing • Audreys Books, 10702 Jasper Ave • 780.423.3487 • The Note, a story about a musical prodigy who is seized by schizophrenia and ends up in rags busking on the streets of Amsterdam. His talent is such that listeners have an ethereal experience when he plays and he gains a following of hippies, gypsies, and fellow musicians, all those that

Upper Crust Café • 10909-86 Ave • 780.422.8174 • strollofpoets.com • The Poets’ Haven Reading Series: featuring Janet Stumph, Janis Dow, Allison Akgungor, and Janet E Smith (Dec 5); Hal Cashman, Corinne Jackson, Henry Victor, and David Brydges (Dec 12); Mary Campbell, MyrnaGaranis, Diane Robitelle and Shirley Serviss (Dec 19); Hugh McAlary (Jan 9); Trudy Grienauer, Elaine Elrod, Ella Zeltserman, and Randy Kohan (Jan 16); Rusti Lehay, Virginia Lehay, Virginia Balan, and Magdalen Balan (Jan 23) • Most Mon (except holidays), 7pm, Sep-Mar; presented by the Stroll of Poets Society • $5 (door)

Theatre 11 O'Clock Number • Basement Theatre at Holy Trinity, 10037-84 Ave • grindstonetheatre. ca • This completely improvised musical comedy is based on the suggestions from the audience who will get to experience a brand new story unfold in front of them, complete with impromptu songs, dance breaks and show stopping numbers • Every Fri, starting Sep 30-Dec 9 & Jan 20-Jul 30, 11pm

A christmas carol • Maclab Theatre, Citadel Theatre, 9828-101 A Ave • 780.425.1820 • citadeltheatre.com • Now in its 17th consecutive season, this beautiful adaptation of the Dickens classic is a favourite holiday tradition for thousands of Edmonton families • Nov 26-Dec 23 Anne of Green Gables • Festival Place, Sherwood Park • 780.449.3378 • festivalplace. ab.ca • In its 50th year celebration, Anne of Green Gables: The Musical tells the beloved tale of Anne Shirley- That's Anne with an "E" mind you. Set in the turn-of-the-century Maritime world of Avonlea, the musical is a charming look in to the nostalgic world and colourful characters of the treasured novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Join Anne as she warms her way into the hearts and home of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, becomes bosom friends with Diana Barry and falls in love with Gilbert Blithe. • Dec 16-30

Anxiety • Secret location, TBA • 780.471.1586 • northernlighttheatre.com • Theatre Yes’s Anxiety will challenge audiences to explore the underbelly of these phenomena as they journey through this one-of-a-kind immersive performance • Nov 24-Dec 4 Burning Bluebeard • Roxy Theatre on Gateway, 8529 Gateway Blvd • info@ theatrenetwork.ca • edmontonactorstheatre.ca • Burning Bluebeard tells the tale of six singed clowns who emerge from the burnt remains of a theatre to perform their spectacular Christmas Pantomime. This time, they hope to finally reach the true happy ending of their second act and avoid the fateful fire that destroyed Chicago’s Iroquois Theatre in 1903 • Dec 13-24 (no show on Dec 19) • $18-$22 ($15 for previews, 2-for-1 Tuesdays) Chimprov • Citadel's Zeidler Hall, 9828-101A

Join the whole Die-Nasty family REBORN, for a whole season of great artists, earth-shaking discovery, glorious music, hilarious hi jinx ... but mostly Machiavellian Intrigue • Runs every Mon, 6:30pm (doors), 7:30-9:30pm • Oct 17-May 29 (except Dec 26 and Jan 2) • $18 or $13 with a $40 membership; at the door (cash) or at tixonthesquare.com. Season passes are available at the door (cash or cheque only) for $400 with a reserved seat

Drowsy Chaperone • John L. Haar Theatre, Centre for the Arts and Communications, 10045-156 St • A loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another • Nov 23-Dec 3 • $15-$25

Fen • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave • varsconatheatre.com • Presented by Trunk Theatre. Set in the Fens of East Anglia, the play is about women living a hard scrabble life in a land of plenty. The land is haunted by history, ghosts, secrets and the dreams of the characters • Nov 24-Dec 4 • $25 (adults), $22 (students/seniors), Pay what you can (Nov 24 at the venue), 2 Tickets for the Price of 1 (Nov 30) How the Stripper Stole Christmas II • Old Royal Alberta Museum Theatre, 12845102 Ave NW • 780.709.5547 • A merry one night stand as good tidings are spread (and a few naughty ones too) and glitter to one and all • Dec 2, 7-11pm • Tickets at Eventbrite • 18+ only

Lady Windermere's Fan • Walterdale Theatre, 10322-83 Ave • 780.439.3058 • walterdaletheatre.com • A dramatic comedy of menners, Lady Windermere’s Fan sparkles brilliantly with Wilde’s trademark witticisms and irony. A lost parent, a love triangle, a scandalous secrete, and reputations ruined or regained form the basis of a truly Victorian yet surprisingly contemporary plot. Style matters more than substance, appetites are indulged regardless of the consequences and the only real sin is to be found out. • Dec 7-17

MAESTRO • Citadel Theatre, 9828-101A Ave • Rapid Fire Theatre • Improv, a high-stakes game of elimination that will see 11 improvisers compete for audience approval until there is only one left standing • 1st Sat each month, 7:30-9:30pm • $12 (adv at rapidfiretheatre.com)/$15 (door) Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny • 5 St. Anne Street, St Albert • stalbert. ca/exp/arden/events/goodnight-moon-and-therunaway-bunny • Dec 11, 11am-12pm • $18 (adults), $15 (child (2-17yrs), $15 senior (65+)

Night at the Museum of Country Music • Jubilations Dinner Theatre, West Edmonton Mall, #2061 8882-170 St • 780.484.2424 • infoedmonton@Jubilations.ca • edmonton.jubilations.ca • Nashville Tennessee is known as the legendary home of the Country Music Museum & Hall of Fame. On an average day the museum attracts thousands of visitors… but at night is when the real fun starts • Oct 28Jan 22 (Wed-Sun) • $33.25-$77.95 Only in Vegas • Mayfield Dinner Theatre, 16615-109 Ave • 780.483.4051 • mayfieldtheatre.ca • Celebrating all things past and present that Vegas has to offer, “Only in Vegas” features the great music, comedy and theatrics of “Sin City" • Nov 8-Jan 29 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

Seminar • PCL Studio Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barn, 10330-84 Ave NW • 780.409.1910 • info@gingerandrosemary. com • gingerandrosemary.com • Features four young writers who hope a $5000 seminar with a supposed literary genius will make them the famous authors they deserve to be • Dec 14-18 • $15 (students/seniors), $18 (general); available online at tickets.fringetheatre.ca or 780.409.1910 TheatreSports • Citadel's Zeidler Hall, 9828-101A Ave • rapidfiretheatre.com • Improv • Every Fri, 7:30pm and 10pm • Sep-Jun • $15

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

Twelfth Night • Timms Centre for the Arts, 8703-112 St • ualberta.ca/artshows • By William Shakespeare. The Bard’s gender-bending comedy of mistaken identity and romantic ambition • Nov 24-Dec 3 • $12-$25

David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries

Witch Hunt at the Strand • Backstage Theatre, ATB Financial Art Barns, 10330-84 Ave • 780.477.5955 • workshopwest.org • Edmonton. 1942. Police investigate a group of gay men active in the city's growing theatre scene. By midsummer, a dozen high-profile men are rounded up and charged with gross indecency, shattering their lives forever • Nov 24-Dec 4

• Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, 9225-118 Ave • yuleave.com • Adult-only play about the life of a Santaland dept store elf & other wildly inappropriate North Pole personalities • Dec 9-18, 7:30pm

Die-Nasty • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave • die-nasty.com • Live improvised soap opera.

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INTERVIEW // SCENE BUILDER

The Lobby owner/operator Kevin Martin // Trent Wilkie

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The Lobby DVD Shop is the last video store in Edmonton, and it is bittersweet

uestion: What do Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan and Dadeo New Orleans Diner & Bar have in common? Answer: The Lobby DVD Shop. Known for being the last video store in Edmonton, The Lobby was born from owner/operator Kevin Martin’s love for movies—that started with his father taking him to see The Wrath of Khan—and a loan from Dadeo. “No bank was going to give me a loan,” Martin says. “Luckily, I’d been a part of the Whyte Avenue community long enough while working at bars. And so my number one eating spot was Dadeo, at least once, maybe twice a day I would eat there.” After telling Dadeo’s owners his position and him giving them a figure, they told him to come back the next day.

“They gave it to me in cash,” says Martin. “After that, all I wanted to do was stay open long enough to pay them back. It took me two years and I paid them back every penny. I didn’t think I’d stay open for another nine.” As for Wrath of Khan, it was the first movie that he remembers seeing in the theatre. His father took him to see it at the Paramount when he was a wee lad. And it blew his mind. “That movie changed my life forever,” he says. Thus began his love affair with all things film. Not only did he open The Lobby in 2005, but he and a group of friends also started the Dedfest International Genre Film Festival. His investment in film and the film industry runs deep.

Now, with close to 6,000 films covering the walls, Martin has access to all the films he wants to watch. And he has very specific tastes. “I made a promise to focus on the cult, out there, outrageous, art house and horror movie cinema,” Martin says. “I find the fans of those movies are rabid collectors. You can download anything you want, but these people want a physical copy. They need to hold it in their hands.” When he first opened the doors, Martin guesses there were maybe 30 to 40 video stores still operating in Edmonton. But over the next few years, he noticed that things started to change. First, a lot of the locally owned stores closed. Then Block-

buster left. Then, most recently, The Movie Studio closed up shop. “People say that I must feel cool being the last video store,” says Martin. “When Blockbuster closed down I was like, yeah, fuck those guys. They were the corporations that destroyed the mom and pop shops that I grew up with as a kid. I had no sympathy for them. But with the other stores closing down since then, the best analogy I can come up with, is being in a trench in the front lines of the First World War.” Martin then envisions a scenario where he is the last man standing. All around him are the bodies of his friends. In his gun are only a few bullets. “You look out of the trench and it’s

not the Germans coming, but a bionic, robotic army called Netflix,” he says. He is disheartened a bit, but he loves his store. It is a hangout, a place to come and chat. A place where he can suggest films and talk about them. On his list of all time favourites are Taxi Driver, Return of the Living Dead, the original Martyrs, but no prequels. Martin doesn’t like prequels. As for his station in the world, and his store being the final video rental post in Edmonton proper, does he still see his store as being relevant? “Until Netflix has Cannibal Holocaust on it, I feel like I still have a purpose,” he says. TRENT WILKIE TRENTW@VUEWEEKLY.COM

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Our national wound

Gord Downie recounts the tale of residential school escapee Chanie Weniak in Secret Path

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record-sized comic-album, telling the too-short story of residential school escapee Chanie Wenjack, Secret Path sharply pairs Gord Downie’s lyrics with Jeff Lemire’s blue-washed illustrations. This is a book of snippets, shards, and fragments, reopening a national wound with its cutting lines and slices of imagery. Downie’s project imagines, with gutpunching details, 12-year-old Wenjack’s too-true, fatal effort to walk the 650 kilometres home to his father from Kenora’s Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School. It’s determined to be part of a re-examination of our country’s treatment of so many First Nations children in so many residential schools: “The next hundred years are going to be painful and unsettling as we meet Chanie Wenjack and thousands like him.” The clipped images for Downie’s ten songs are of-

fered in a battered typewriter font, further impressing the 1960s on us. The title song splashes out the dominant, dreary colour—“Pale blue”—of Lemire’s scruffy, stark illustrations; Ojibway motifs (masks, ravens) dreamily surface. In the tree-silhouetted night a fire, from one of Wenjack’s seven remaining matches kept in a screwtop-lidded jar, wisps into the air. It’s replaced by the railway-trudging boy’s chill breath, and then the icy rain slashing down: “There’s never been / A colder rain than this one I’m in”. The handdrawn and word-painted visuals trip together, clutching at the sudden hope of escape (“Swing Set”), stubborn defiance (“I Will Not Be Struck”), half-wished-for retribution (“Haunt Them, Haunt Them, Haunt Them”), and a brutal, bare being-ness (“Here, Here and Here”).

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Downie mingles this young boy’s determination, childishness, and doubt; even the title’s undercut—“There’s no ‘Secret Path’”. Lemire’s drawings immerse us in the runaway’s flashes of memory (true home and abusive, false home) and his frigid, lonely physical odyssey; in a two-page spread, those matches dwindle down in the black gaps between railways ties as Wenjack plods on and on before stopping for the night. A work of harsh, unrelenting immediacy which demands both our empathy and memorializing—“This is the only place to be . . . You can feel”— Secret Path walks us miles in Wenjack’s shoes. And there are so many more half-buried paths winding back, like scars, to so many schools like his.

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Manchester by the Sea is a remarkably well-crafted film, full of heart and nuance

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enneth Lonergan’s third feature is, like its predecessors, a kind of moral tale—one whose form and tenor eschew the slightest hint of authorial moralizing. Lonergan’s locus of investment is, rather, character and place. This is a filmmaker who loves his characters—sometimes roughly, but always unconditionally. Every image in this film seems infused with an understanding of the characters' backstory, and how that inevitably shapes who they are and the choices they make. It’s thus appropriate that Manchester by the Sea is named for the town in which most of the action is set, a town that draws Lonergan’s protagonist unhappily back to his roots, and challenges him to assume a responsibility he doesn't want, doesn't feel he deserves, and doesn't feel capable of fulfilling. Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), an apartment block superintendent, seems damaged from the start. Before

the inciting incident even occurs, a brilliantly arranged series of thumbnail portraits of Lee attending to testy tenants with plumbing problems transmit Lee’s emotional paralysis, abundant inner rage, and fundamental hopelessness. Lee is buried in grief over an event that Lonergan wisely withholds until later in the film. That probably doesn’t sound like a good time, but rest assured that Lonergan—and Affleck too—inject scene after scene with fascinating, well-observed behaviour and tremendous humour, creating situations that test Lee’s social skills to amusing result. Manchester by the Sea’s story gets properly underway when Lee learns of the death of his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), forcing Lee to return to his titular hometown, a working class New England fishing community. Joe was sick and the loss not entirely unexpected; what

is unexpected is Joe’s wish that Lee become the legal guardian of Joe’s 16-year-old son, Patrick (Lucas Hedges), since Patrick’s mother (Gretchen Mol), a woman with a history of addiction problems, has been out of the picture for many years. Lee loves Patrick but cannot understand why Joe would hoist Patrick upon him— going so far as to set up a fund to facilitate Lee’s move back to Manchester. The idea could seem almost perverse, since Manchester was the site of a terrible catastrophe in Lee’s life, one that would put anybody off parenting. Lonergan never makes it explicit why Joe made this choice, but as this sly, subtle, big-hearted story finds its way, Joe’s intentions seem to bear out in the resolution. There’s so much to be said about Manchester by the Sea—and yet so little that you need to know before going into it. Affleck is wonderful, impecca-

bly restrained and brimming with inner life. His co-stars—Michelle Williams among them—contribute to the film’s rich sense of place and of Lee’s fraught past. Every element of production, from clothes to set-dress, feels lived-in. The story might sometimes appear to ramble, yet Lonergan is so gifted with knowing when to get out of a scene,

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knowing when to take distance and allow action to unfold in real time, and knowing when to leave emotions alone so as to be felt, not forced.

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o, though no one was ha-ha-hankering or ho-ho-hollering for the coal-black-comedy sequel to be delivered this Tinseltown season, Saint Dick is back. Bad Santa 2’s nevernice act wears thin this time around, seeming more shruggingly sneering, scowling, and sweary as it trudges along in its re-boots. In Phoenix, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) is about to pull the plug on his short-circuiting life when his old partner-in-crime (and double-crosser), elf-sized Marcus Skidmore (Tony Cox), shows up to get him to head east for a Yuletide caper—grandtheft charity in the wintry Windy City. Once there, though, surly Willie discovers their relief-robbery means not only that he’s got to don the jolly fat man’s suit again, but he’s in cahoots with his snarly mom, Sunny (Kathy

Bates). Meanwhile, maturity-stunted Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), now 21, is still following Willie around as if he’s his derelict dad. There’s some cold comfort, this commercialized time of year, in seeing conscience-wonky Willie, all jaundiced and morose, slumping around—Thornton has the ultra-disgusted Krusty-Kringle look down to a crotchety-Christmas T. But that was in the original, too. And, yep, there’s some smarts to some of the smears and slurs here—Willie confuses “flouting” with “filching” or, badly faking Christmas cheer, overcooks a bunch of Biblical stories into one strange brew. But even curmudgeoncomedy, making the sentiment of the season seem more earned, needs to have a certain dark spirit and, instead, there are too many toss-

away scenes with rote un-PCness: the backstory to Sunny’s “Shitstick” sobriquet for her son, swearing for Tourette’s sake, anti-midget jokes, teabagging photos, even a sexual insult about a character’s dead wife. Bates does some good work as the tough, prison-hardened mama, but she’s left alone in the Dame Department. Christina Hendricks, as the charity’s buxom boss, and the other women here are just eyecandy canes. Willie, who, when he’s not acting uncaring, oozes disdain, is somehow a sexual Svengali, maybe so all the smut-talk can be backed up with action. It’s hard not to feel, though, that we’re the ones getting a bit of a sad-sack screw-over this second time around. BRIAN GIBSON

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Like nails on a chalk board

With a bad score and writing, The Greasy Strangler is one to miss

T MISS SLOANE is a ruthless lobbyist (Jessica Chastain) who is notorious for her unparalleled talent and her desire to win, even when it puts her own career at risk. The thriller pulls back the curtain on how Capitol Hill games are played and won as Sloane faces off against the most influential powers in D.C.

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here are those rare films you can watch again and again, mining their depths for more rich veins of meaning. And then there’s The Greasy Strangler, which seems to collapse time itself into a black nothingness, a purposeless void through which you drift like a cord-cut astronaut, waiting to run out of air and just be done with it already. The title’s one that an acid-tripping wanna-be Mickey Spillane would conjure up; the movie’s one where lines aren’t spoken so much as read, or repeated, or aired out like dirty laundry (potty-talk, the phrase “bullshit artist,” and penis-shots are particularly popular, for no reason). The plot is more like a quickly wilting effort to daisy-chain some Todd-Solondzmeets-John-Waters moments together; scenes stretch out like moldy taffy. Cranky Big Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels), berating his schlub of a son, Big Brayden (Sky Elobar), when

they’re not leading disco tours of LA, is an all-greased-up serial-killer after sunset. Otherwise, he farts at his son come morning, demands more dollops of grease on his sausages or popcorn, or chats with the blind man operating the car wash where he rinses off after his nocturnal, lard-cakedmaniac murders. And let’s not forget Oinker, a nerd with a pig snout, or the score, the electronica-equivalent of chalkboard-scratching. Big Brayden describes his puke to his date, Janet; Mr. Oiled-Up Throttler fries up and eats the poppedout eyeballs of one victim; Ronnie watches Janet pee while he brushes his teeth. Unctuously pervy and lipsmackingly leering, this movie about a silver-haired, coprophiliac, louche lothario who’s a Swamp Thing-like killer by moonlight aspires to be freaky-kooky but remains sleepyyawny. Perhaps it’s trying to carve

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out some micro-niche between scuzzy Americana and low-rent comedy-horror-porn. But then it would have to be compellingly bizarro or funny in any way. Instead the script—e.g., Indian tourist says an incomprehensible word, over and over, to a Senegalese tourist and a Scandinavian tourist in front of a motel vending-machine—feels like some shaggy-dog joke devised by the director and some pals after scarfing down magic mushrooms. The Greasy Strangler needs to be seen on the smallest screen possible, with the sound off. BRIAN GIBSON

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Our annual gift guide GIFT GUIDE // WISH LISTS

Helpful suggestions to smooth over those social anxiety-inducing holiday moments

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is the season for awkward moments and social miscues over consumer goods wrapped in the best of intentions. Even the Grinchiest of hearts feels moved to giving in some form at this time of year—but what to give? Take a load off, as Vue staffers Lee Butler, Heather Skinner, and Trent Wilkie offer up their ideas in our annual gift guide. It’s full of helpful suggestions for everyone on your list— from your Trump-supporting Uncle to your anime obsessed office-mate. At the very least, you’ll get some laughs for your efforts.

Family Brother with a medical marijuana card: Vaporizing has emerged as one of the choice ways to consume medicinal marijuana. The PAX 2 ($259.99) is one of the leading hand-held vaporizers on the market. It’s discrete and just bigger than the size of a lighter—perfect for travel or use around home. You can find this item at Station 420 in the city or online at paxvapor.com. – LB Cousin with an unfinished tattoo Do you know someone who needs a little bit more work on their sweet tat but doesn’t have the extra cash to get it finished? Atomic Zombie offers $20, $50, and $100 gift cards so they can get their body art finished up. Great for first-timers and the well inked. – L-

Recently divorced sister I don’t really have a joke for this. I mean I do, but I don’t think something like this should be joked about during Christmas. Take this person out for coffee. Several times. Talk to them. Listen to them. Your friendship is the gift here (Free). – TW Retired Dad/Busy Mom Get the patriarch out of the house. See something good. Something contemporary ($10, Metro Cinema at the Garneau). When was the last time you and your dad went to a movie, huh? For moms, the addition by subtraction is something that most overlook. Taking your father out to a movie ($10, Metro Cinema at the Garneau) allows her a night of doing whatever modern moms do (drunk online shopping). – TW

Friends Culinary maestro Remember the old commercials where they would cut through a can with a knife? For the cook on your list, how about a knife that you cut through your mind with? Pick them up a Fujimoto Nashiji Deba chef’s knife ($118, Knifewear). – TW Flower child Every folk lover has gone to at least one Edmonton Folk Music Festival, so why not offer them the gift of pseudo comfort. Two Certified Standard Duty tarps from Canadian Tire, $5.99 each. One for sitting on, and the other in case it rains. – TW

Art lover Turn an art lover into an art creator with specialized classes in various techniques (DaphneCote.com $35 to $200). Portrait, charcoal and conte work, and everyone’s favourite (they just don’t know it), gouache. – TW Food server/listener After a long day on your feet serving food to the masses, it’s nice to sit down and have a sip of your favourite choice beverage. Liquor Depot and Liquor Barn have you covered with gift cards that your service industry giftee will greatly appreciate. Who knows, maybe they’ll even be kind enough to share the spoils? – LB Gamer Two of this year’s hottest games are they war-themed epics, Battlefield 1 ($79.99) and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare ($79.99). Both expand on past editions and feature intense online playability. EB Games is the spot to go for both. Once you wrap them up, you can always take them back for a discount for your next game. – LB Laid-off and re-training, student again Being a student means being constantly bombarded with distractions. Exams, parties, the spectre of lifelong debt that perpetually hovers over your shoulder... so why not tune all that out with a visit to a sensory deprivation tank ($65, Modern Gravity). – TW Maximum minimalist I would recommend paying one of their bills for the month. If they are super minimalist and don’t have anything to bill, get them some muffins ($3, Elm Cafe). Even when you want for not, muffins fit in there somewhere. – TW

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Trump-supporting uncle Bring this troglodyte into the modern era by immersing him in culture (25 food tickets for $25 for the Heritage Festival). Show them that new, delicious, and vibrant things aren’t to be feared. – TW

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Old school music fan Keeping your vinyl in pristine condition can be tough at times. Luckily Listen Records has the Spin Clean Record Washer ($110) to keep your vinyl collection in tip-top shape. If you’re looking for space to store your records, look no further than the wood record crates ($75). They’re left unfinished so that you can add a design of your own. – LB Opera fiend If you didn’t believe the end of the world was upon us, here is further proof—one of the only places you can buy opera glasses is Wal-Mart ($26.35). – TW Outdoor nerd If your outdoor friend doesn’t already have one of these, then they are lying about being an outdoor enthusiast. If they do, then they can use a back up! You can never have too much light, and a headlamp ($19.95, Track and Trail) is the no hands solution. – TW Poo-phobic neighbour If you have a neighbour who has dogs, offer a month of someone else picking up its crap and get them the Poop, Scoop and Boogie ($40, but varies with yard/dog size). You’ll get a lifetime of congenial smiles. Also, they’ll be more likely to call the cops if someone is trying to steal your stuff. – TW Purveyor of make ‘em ups Improv is the jazz of the acting world, and a great foundation to add CONTINUED ON PAGE 16 >>

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MMA lover Any fight fan looking to become the next Conor McGregor or Ronda Rousey needs to start with the proper gear. Hayabusa is one of the most trusted names in MMA equipment. The 16 oz. boxing glove ($134.49) and 4 oz. open palm glove ($94.50) are

good options to begin training. Rising Sun Martial Arts Supply is a trusted retailer that features the gloves and many more accessories to get you on your way into the ring. – LB

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Comic buff Pick up Chad Huculak’s brandspankin’ new graphic novel, End of the Earth ($20, montobooks.ca), which collects most of his Edmonton-focused anger. Huculak hilariously rips into everything: Mayor Iveson, those silver balls on the side of the road (sorry–the Talus Balls), the beloved potholes that make our city not so drivable and so much more. Makes for perfect gifting no matter their feelings on our fair city. If that comic, for whatever reason, doesn’t float your boat and snot is your thing, Canadian graphic novelist Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds) is now writing a new monthly comic with artist Leslie Hung. Published by Image Comics, Snotgirl ($2.99, Variant Edition, Happy Harbor Comics) is a story that features both fashion and phlegm. Lottie Person is the titular “snot girl.” She’s determined to project perfection to her followers—except she’s self-loathing and struggles to create meaningful relationships. Plus, the whole severe allergies thing kind of throws a wrench in too. Fresh and unique, Snotgirl has seen nothing short of rave reviews. What about the fan of the classic ‘40s and ’50s killerdiller who is also a fan of some of classic DC Comic ladies such as Catwoman, Supergirl and even Zantanna? You could always get them the comic series or put some bread down for a statue from the Bombshells line. Or you could gift the entire collection into one super awesome gift with the DC Comics hardcover book, The Art of DC Comics Bombshells ($53.99). Featuring design art, numerous covers, and behind the scenes information, the book is perfect for those of retro taste and of super powerful ladies. – HS


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to your repertoire. For the actor on your list, Rapid Fire Theatre offers workshops on varying levels of ability. The introductory course costs $175. Ask for Paul. Rumour has it he is a pretty rad fellow. – TW Slayer prayer/metal head Did you go to a rip-ass rager last night and thrash like a Zoroastrian hell wrecker? Well then, maybe you need some back and neck work. Nothing like some aromatic candles and a back massage ($65, Pamper and Play) to get you ready for the next Cannibal Corpse show. – TW

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Anime fan You might be one of those folks who thinks anime is childish or perverse in some way. You’ve probably even thought at one point, ‘That weird stuff? Isn’t that the stuff where kids are playing cards on motorcycles?’ (Yes, that was an real anime.). Now you’ve found out your co-worker actually like this stuff—so what do you get them? If they’re into series about magical girls, look no further than the classic magical series, CardCaptor Sakura

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Treasure hunter The Old Strathcona Antique Mall offers gift cards of any denomination you choose. Peruse their extensive record collection, old-school video games, and vintage signage. The options are literally endless, with potential gifts for every type of collector on your list. – LB

($19.99, Dark Horse Comics). The story follows an elementary schoolgirl named Sakura who discovers she has magical powers after freeing a set of cards from the book they were sealed in. Sakura is then tasked with finding the cards or a catastrophe will come down upon the world. Did I mention that in almost every episode of the series, Sakura wears a different costume? Or if you have no clue what they like but you vaguely remember they like this stuff and you want to understand the wide world of anime, join said anime enthusiast at Edmonton’s winter anime festival, A Taste of Animethon, Jan 20-21, Shaw Conference Centre. ($75, atoa.animethon.org). Be sure to drag them to Artist’s Alley for jewelry, art, and accessories from Edmonton artists and beyond. – HS

Wrestling fan Wrestling shirts are worn as a badge of honour for hardcore fans. Help beef up your coworker’s collection with a gift card from prowrestlingtees.com, or shop locally by purchasing a Prairie Wrestling Alliance DVD from their catalogue of past events at pwawrestling.ca. – LB

head on down to the Tea Girl and pick up some lovely chocolate covered caramel tea ($11.50 per 50g) that features hibiscus, lemongrass and ginger as ingredients. What about showing some love to Transcend Coffee? You’ve gone to the Garneau location multiple times before a film at the Metro Cinema, so why not pick up some gear to rep one of your favourite places? To celebrate ten wonderful years, Transcend created a shirt ($15) that features their classic logo in gold with the café’s name in white lettering, printed on a heather navy shirt. – HS Vaper This alternative to cigarettes has exploded in the past few years. The 220 watt Smok Alien mod box ($99.00) and Smok Baby Beast tank ($39.99)

New hoser For the new Canadian, I will have to go with the unoriginal— a toque ($24.98, Fiasco Beanie) and mitts ($39.99, Sierra Mitten) both from Campers Village. But, I would also add Alden Nowlan’s Selected Poems ($14.95, Audreys Books) because every Canadian, new or old, should have more Nowlan in their lives. – TW

Visual artist (professional server) Call it booze, liquid inspiration, canned heat, tipple, or a belly of fire, it makes the mind light up. Or, it makes them forget that good art is never finished, only abandoned. Be it a Montecillo Crianza wine ($16.90, Sherbrooke Liquor) or some Lucky Bastard Chai Vodka ($51.70, Sherbrooke Liquor), both are a means to an end. – TW Winter Fisherman Nothing is worse than having to go when you are sure the big one is going to bite. So take a pit stop mid fishing session and don’t make a mess with RESTOP II disposable bag for solid waste. ($4.25, Mountain Equipment Co-op). Heck, why not buy a few. – TW

Tea lover Tea can be an overwhelming experience. There are so many to buy and try out, and your tea addict may have particular tastes, or their body may not react well to the slightest amount of caffeine. For the adventurous spirit who will try anything that isn’t caffeinated, New Yegger Gifts are great. Functional gifts are better. Nothing says functional like a piece of jewelry that can also be used as a map. The North Sasklace ($55.00, Smithstine) is made in the outline of the North Saskatchewan River. – TW

Steampunk enthusiast When the smoke settles, what Steampunkian doesn’t need a Skeleton Black Dial Mechanical Pocket Watch ($67.50, Things Engraved). You can throw an added twist into the gift and engrave an old timey saying on it like ‘May your monocle function for both eyes’. – TW The world of craft...craft If money is an issue, there is still a way to let your crafty friend know you never want them to stop crafting. Sneak into their hobby space and see what kind of crafts they do and their current storage situation: do they assemble weird dolls that give you nightmares? Or perhaps they take random teeny tiny six sided dice and make necklaces? You can create a unique and functional storage bin by using old jam jars and labeling them accordingly. – HS

by the transit rider can be used to take you, gracious gift-giver, out for a two-person lunch down the road. Maybe don’t do it for that reason, because it is the holidays we’re talking about. – HS

Public transit user What do you get for the person who may be stuck on a bus with a bunch of other people and crammed together like sardines on a daily basis? If there’s one thing every transit rider needs, it’s a good set of headphones. Urbanears ($30-$100, HMV) has got it right with a variety of in-ear ear buds and headphones. Hearing about someone’s previous night of debauchery isn’t fun. Or, you could be a real holiday champ and either tag team or solo purchase a January 2017 bus-pass ($91.50) for them. Those things are not cheap. Plus that money saved

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are both great additions for the vaper on your list. These gifts can be found at The Vape Shoppe, either in store or online. – LB Vegan-ivore Montreal-based Matt & Nat make bags and wallets that look like leather. But you know what... they aren’t! They are sustainable and eco-friendly vegan leather. For her a backpack ($67.50, Chapters/Indigo), and a vintage organizer ($30, Chapters/Indigo) for him. – TW LEE BUTLER HEATHER SKINNER TRENT WILKIE


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The gift of better sex

Sexual dysfunction psychologist Tami-lee Duncan gift wraps sex-positive reading suggestions

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nderstanding your sexuality is a major step towards sexual satisfaction. Tami-lee Duncan, a psychologist who focuses on sexual dysfunction, sees a lack of personal sexual education as the biggest hurdle when it comes to satisfaction. “We don’t really understand how things are supposed to be,” says Duncan. “And there is not a lot of communication amongst people, everyone talks about sex but there is a sensationalization to it. Sometimes it just takes reading some stats.” Those stats, from Duncan’s perspective, show how little we actually know about our sexuality. She uses the example of 75 percent of women not being able to orgasm from penetration alone. “I never shy away from telling a person to read a book about it,” she says. Guide to Getting It On, She Comes First and Come as You Are (The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life) are three books she recommends if you are keen to learn more about your sexuality. “These are good books to set the tone for exploration,” says Duncan. “They are simultaneously educational and instructional, but also just

interesting reads.” While some people are still a bit wary when it comes to discovering their sexuality, Duncan sees change on the horizon. “I think there is a shift in culture where people are becoming a little bit more comfortable with exploring different types of sex,” Duncan says. “There is more of an understanding that there are ways to explore that may have traditionally been seen as more on the fringe that are actually just as satisfying. People are getting out of their own way and allowing themselves to enjoy it.” As for trying new things in bed, the former Vue sex columnist suggests the slow and steady approach. While some are keen to just jump in, familiarity with something new breeds comfort in her eyes. “Anal stimulation for men is really pleasurable, but a lot of people are afraid to go there,” Duncan says. “I think that the more open people are when they talk about it the more satisfied they allow themselves to be.” TRENT WILKIE

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e've all received awful holiday gifts. Be it socks or underwear or two copies of the Eagle’s Greatest Hits, there are things you don’t want to see under the tree. One year I received a half frozen shrimp cocktail rings. Not only do I hate shrimp, but I don’t trust circles. I don’t want to get into it. I'm not the only one on the receiving end of some terribly misguided gifts.

of bad gifts. “They got my mom a baby blue vest with dalmatians on it and a giant discoloration stain on the back,” he says. “Classic stuff.”

James Ross, animator “Crying elephant statues, a couple of years in a row,” Ross says. “First was a single crying elephant and the second was four elephants and a candle holder. What 20ish-year-old boy doesn't love weeping elephants?” Turns out, this person has a history

Nathan Martin, writer/director “I got a ratchet set when I was 19,” Martin says. “It was part of a family present exchange thing. The look on my face must have been an obvious ‘what the hell’ because my dad just started laughing at me.”

Mike Robertson, performer “I haven't gotten too many weird gifts,” says Robertson. “Although my grandma got me an Ernie from Sesame Street doll as a teenager. I have no idea why. I think she thought I was weird so I would appreciate it.”

JP Fournier, comedian “I was given two newts one Christmas,” says Fournier. “I called them Rosencrantz and Guildenstern because they didn't have personalities.” As a side note, Fournier mentioned the most terrible gift he ever gave was 12 pocket bibles to his cousin.

lot of dog walking in the ravine. “The fact that he thought it was a gift made her very upset at the time. We all laugh about it now.” Ryan Byrne, writer/director “For a work secret Santa I got a gag gift of shiny gold underwear, a flannel shirt, blow up sheep, and sex dice. I was in high school at the time,” Byrne says. “Only the shirt and the underwear saw any use.”

Riley Beach, animator “My mom bought lingerie for my girlfriend,” Beach says. “It actually set us back a decade.” Samara von Rad, performer “When I was about nine years-old my uncle gave me a fishing tackle box,” von Rad says. “Only thing is, I didn't fish. Also, my Dad bought my mom bear spray. She cried.” Turns out, her father thought it was a good idea because she did a

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GIFT GUIDE // SERVITUDE

Gifts of service

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ith Christmas comes a lot of pressure. I’m talking about the pressure of having to travel to family events during wintry driving conditions, the pressure of having to be kind to that family when you get there, and the pressure of not drinking to excess in order to relieve the pressure of the previous two. But there is also the pressure of having to spend a lot of money on gifts, and having to impress people with wealth. Then, of course, there’s the pressure of having to not drink to excess in

order to save money to purchase these gifts. But no more. Here are several creative gifts that don’t cost much at all. They are—triumphant orchestral swell complimented by angel voices— gifts of servitude!

Walk someone’s dog Two bonuses here—it’s a gift, and you get to hang out with a dog. You get to tell the dog your secrets, your worries, and your hopes. Best thing is, dogs can’t talk. You can tell them what you really think about their owner.

Shovel someone’s snow As the title states, you get a shovel and do the deed. Not only does this save a person time, but—if you do it without them knowing—it will be a nice surprise.

Extract revenge for someone Not really though. Nothing serious. Just look at them weird from afar and don’t help them move.

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A coupon book Give someone a coupon book, full of fun offerings. A coupon for a coffee, hand delivered to their home by you, or a note promising to pick up their groceries. Or a card with ‘Silence!’ printed on it, which will ensure you leave them alone for an extended period of time. That is something I’d offer a friend. Offer to throw a dinner party Whether you are a good cook or not, give the gift of chef-dom. And dishes. You will also be doing

the dishes. Let your friend set up a dinner party, at which you will cook and clean. One person entourage For two hours, you are basically, their butler. You open doors, you drive them around. You cut up their food. You tell people how important they are. You laugh at their jokes. Basically, it is a beck and call scenario. Nothing weird or dirty, but you can be open to suggestion.

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GIFT GUIDE // SECRET SANTA

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A collection of ideas on what to get a person you barely know

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ome people love secret Santa—they collect ideas throughout the year and await the annual office tradition with excitement. As my grandmother says, these people are super freaky-deakies. If you are like me, you don’t have a go-to list of things that you can get people you barely know. Luckily for you, I did some brainstorming and came up with a few cheap and easy suggestions. Value Village Find their size, spend the amount allotted on them, but try not to be too funny. Well, one or two funny things won’t hurt. Streeter video Ask strangers to wish the person VUEWEEKLY.com | DEC 1 – DEC 7, 2016

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or Festive Season (it may be important to get that part right) and record it on your phone—30 or 40 random strangers should do. Then throw the video on a big USB. If they don’t like the video, at least they still get a USB key out of the deal. A scavenger hunt Send them on a scavenger hunt throughout the office/cubicle/ open formatted new age working environment. At the end of the trail, give them booze. It is the greatest of gifts—especially for those who actually follow all your inane clues.

Ridiculous business cards This will take a bit of research, but find out as much contact information on them as you can and make them silly business cards from one of a million online businesses that do so. Sneeze Enthusiast, Ghost Snob, Cheese Fetishist, those types of things. I guess you could use cute titles too, but I’d go weird. Do acts of kindness in their name Pay it forward at the coffee drive through, donate to a cause, or just walk up to someone who needs it and give them $50—that type of thing. As for proof that you did this, well, that’s the tough part. Maybe also give them some booze too. TRENT WILKIE

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Boodang promoters make booking easier for local DJs and venues

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ver the past 17 years, Boodang has been the name synonymous with providing the best electronic music. Yearly events such as Pure, Scream, and Frequency have changed the way the genre has been viewed and received. Now, the co-founders of Boodang are nurturing this progress with an app that is on pace with the growing local demand for electronic music. AGNT is an app that allows local venues to easily access DJs for events and gigs. The co-creators—Viet Nguyen, David Nguyen, and Mike Henderson—connect electronic artists and businesses with the ease of a button push. Currently, AGNT has approximately 6,142 artists available to 1,300 venues, businesses and promoters. “AGNT was something we came up with when we realized there was no booking platform for the local artist

to be found or heard,” co-founder Viet Nguyen explains. “For us, we wanted to build something that could help any venue or bar owner, or anyone looking for a DJ. It’s very much like the Airbnb of booking a DJ, so if you’re having a birthday party and you wanted to kick it up a notch, you could pay an extra hundred bucks and have a DJ at your door with all their gear and have yourself a party.” In recent years, electronic music has moved from the underground to become the bulk of Top 40 radio. DJs are in higher demand now more than ever for local events, and even more-so with the Ice District development. Nguyen believes that AGNT is a compliment for businesses looking to entertain with lively production. “With the new arena opening, there was an influx of needs for DJs downtown playing specific styles,” Nguyen

explains. “Every room wanted to have a DJ in it because they’re doing all the after parties and things like that. Not all these places have those personal relationships with DJs, but they want to be able to book a decent DJ. A lot of them were coming to us asking us to help them curate their nights and help them pack their room.” Nguyen traces the initial electronic music boom in Edmonton back to 2010, when Boodang was able to bring Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, and Skrillex to the city. These larger acts energized the local electronic dance music scene. These days it’s not tough to find a wide array of EDM fans from all walks of life. “We have all sorts of types of people; everyone from 20-year-olds in university to 40-year-old men and women that are nurses or lawyers. The demographic changed quite a bit,

but there’s still the very enthusiastic music lovers,” Nguyen says. Since the launch, the app has grown exponentially. The creator’s of AGNT plan on branching outside of Edmonton, but currently are working out the kinks locally before a larger release. “We’ve seen 25 percent growth in bookings each month since launching. I’m fairly happy with how things are going, [but] there’s always room for improvement,” Nguyen explains. “To obtain critical mass, we need to scale properly—and that’s what we’ve been doing." AGNT has been marketed locally to allow for feedback before the eventual expansion to other markets. Any interested electronic artist can register to the AGNT app, with ratings and feedback provided by the businesses that are hiring. The local

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response has been overwhelmingly positive, allowing the creators to book high-caliber events. “We’ve been receiving amazing feedback from the venues and organizers we’ve been working with. We helped expedite the booking process for some major festivals this summer, including Centre of Gravity,” says Nguyen. Although AGNT is still in its infancy, Nguyen feels it has been an integral tool for downtown entertainment. Nguyen believes the sky's the limit for their app, as the electronic music scene continues to flourish here and across the globe. “There is a real need for AGNT,” Nguyen says. "Please hang tight as we continue to expand into more markets. We look forward to a long and positive relationship with all our users.” LEE BUTLER

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Audio/rocketry still fun, 10 years in Local folk-punk band focuses on friendship, and releasing new self-titled album

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en years, a couple of line up changes and a few treacherous highway drives later, audio/rocketry are still the best of friends. If anything, these last few years have only strengthened the bonds within the band which, in some cases, are older than the band itself. Combining the elements of folk punk that are still unpretentious— such as skillful storytelling through the art of song writing—audio/ rocketry have maintained an honesty in their music which has kept the band together all these years. While it’s seemingly taken all this time for the band to solidify its lineup with the core four: Joe Vickers, Matthew Murphy (affectionately known as ‘Murph’), Blair Drover,

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and Jerome Tovillo, it’s not necessarily about who is in the band. “We would play a show and James Renton (of Fire Next Time) would show up with a washboard or other people would show up with tambourines and jump up on stage,” Murph recalls. “People still do it. As long as you don’t unplug our shit it’s fine… and the venue’s OK with it. It was definitely a weird collective for a number of years. I think now everyone’s feeling older; we’re less spry and/or less hammered.” Although Vickers is the only remaining original member, it’s clear he’s always ensured everyone feels welcome to join in the lively spirit of audio/rocketry. As Drover fondly explained: “Joe is such an amazing

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Hewson Grey lost a mentor, but continue the push ahead with new LP our first band, Steve gave us a show [at Bohemia],” says vocalist/guitarist Stuart Bobbin. “You always hear it in these situations—‘oh, he was such a nice guy,’ and things like that, but Steve was genuinely one of the nicest people I’ve ever met," Bobbin says. "He always put others first to the point where it was almost to his detriment. He wasn’t running anything for money. He was there for the bands he liked and because he wanted to get the music out there. We’ll always be grateful.” Proceeds from their upcoming Bohemia show will be directed to Steffler’s family. Although there is a somber feeling reverberating through the band, the quartet continues to push on.

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dmonton indie-rockers Hewson Grey had a solid year. The release of their debut EP Montes et Mare has led to several shows in the city and the promise of a fulllength release. Their upcoming Bohemia show was meant to be a celebration of how far they’ve come, but has been dampened by the passing of their Sometimes Music label-head, Steve Steffler. “On a personal level, it’s still sinking in. When we started out with

Hewson Grey are continuing to promote their five-song debut Montes et Mare, which was released this past September. The EP is a spatial journey—filled with sonically pleasing guitar and lyrical harmonies from co-vocalists Bobbin and Joe Paonessa. Bassist Caleb Bradley compliments the duo with jazzinspired bass stylings, and percussionist Ryan Crampton adds a “Keith Moon” flare with his drumming. Songs like “Dancing In The Rain” showcase Bobbin and Paonessa’s song-writing craft in action. Paonessa wrote the initial chord and vocal melodies and Bobbin put the finishing touches on the track. Hewson Grey enjoy jamming out the songs during live performances, with longer intros and explorative elements added. "The other songs that we didn't choose for this EP were still kind of being molded and crafted," says co-vocalist and guitarist Pa-

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SHAKERS ROADHOUSE TwoShine

County (country) and Kym Simon

With Randall Macdonald; 8pm; $15

HAVE MERCY Slam Back Thursdays hosted by DJ Thomas Culture & DJ Fuzzy Dice; Every Thu, 9pm

SHERLOCK HOLMES–DOWNTOWN

CAFFREY’S IN THE PARK Radio

ON THE ROCKS Salsa Rocks: every

(folk/rock); 9pm

mic; 7pm; $2

Thu; dance lessons at 8pm; Cuban Salsa DJ to follow

STARLITE ROOM Turn Up For Toys;

CASINO EDMONTON Dirty Rotten

9pm; $20-$25; 18+ only

Scoundrels (pop rock); 9pm

SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE House

TIRAMISU BISTRO Live music every

CASINO YELLOWHEAD Andrew Scott

FRI DEC 2

Active; 9pm CARROT COFFEEHOUSE Sat Open

Fri with local musicians

(pop rock); 9pm

WILD EARTH BAKERY–MILLCREEK

CASK AND BARREL Gig Pariseau;

4-6pm; No cover

ATLANTIC TRAP & GILL Duff Robison;

Live Music Fridays; Each Fri, 8-10pm; $5 suggested donation

CENTURY CASINO–ST. ALBERT Rave

9pm

YARDBIRD SUITE Turboprop; 7pm

On; 9pm; Free

BAILEY THEATRE–CAMROSE The 24th

(doors), 8pm (show); $24 (members), $28 (guests)

DUGGAN’S BOUNDARY Jake Buckley

Street Wailers; 8pm; $25 (adult) $15 (student) at the Bailey Box Office or online BLUES ON WHYTE PowerHouze; 9pm BOHEMIA Hewson Grey and friends

Radical Festive Party; 8pm; $10 (door) BORDERLINE SPORTS PUB Live

music; Every Fri; Free BOURBON ROOM Live music each

week with a different band each week; 8pm

Classical ALL SAINTS CATHEDRAL Richard

Eaton Singers; 7:30pm ST. BASIL’S CULTURAL CENTRE New

Moon Folk Club: Danny Michel; 6:30pm; $20 (adv), $25 (door) WINSPEAR CENTRE A Christmas Celebration with The Royal Canadian Artillery Band; 7:30pm; Free

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Sleighride; 7:30pm; $12

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor:

THE BOWER For Those Who Know...:

music; Every Sat; Free

Uncommon Thursday: Rotating Guests each week

Function Thursdays; 9pm

ROBERT TEGLER CENTRE– CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY Midnight

BORDERLINE SPORTS PUB Live

CAFE BLACKBIRD A Jazzy Christmas

SHERLOCK HOLMES–WEM Mike Letto

Edmonton Presents - Stircrazer: Noam Bierstone, percussion; 7:30-9:30pm; $25 (general), $20 (student/senior), $15 (NME members) - available at Eventbrite or the door

Cquel, Nasty Boys, I’m Neither, Micsmith; 5-8pm; $10 (adv), $12 (door); 18+ only

BOHEMIA Rel McCoy (AKA Relic),

week with a different band each week; 9pm

Danny Coady; 9pm

MUTTART HALL New Music

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

BLUES ON WHYTE PowerHouze; 9pm

PALACE CASINO Live music; 9:30pm

THE COMMON The Common

24 MUSIC

Danny Coady; 9pm

Single and couple dance; Every Thu, 7:30-10:30pm; Free

Karaoke Thursday’s; Every Thu

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Iguanas; 9pm; $10 SHERLOCK HOLMES–DOWNTOWN

O’BYRNE’S IRISH PUB Live music

TILTED KILT PUB AND EATERY

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT CENTURY CASINO AND TICKETMASTER

SHAKERS ROADHOUSE The Mojave

Peter Zak Quartet Featuring Quincy Davis; 7pm (doors), 8pm (show); $24 (members), $28 (guests)

Michael Gress (fr Self Evolution); every Thu; 9pm-2am

COMING SOON: CHILLIWACK, HONEYMOON SUITE, IRISH DESCENDANTS AND MORE!

Country Jam (country); Every Sat, 3pm • Later: Sonny & The Hurricanes; 9pm PALACE CASINO Live music; 9:30pm

Flashback Friday; Every Fri

TAVERN ON WHYTE Open stage with

SATURDAY DEC 31

NEW WEST HOTEL Early: Saturday

ON THE ROCKS Funkafeelya; 8pm

Thu: this week with Kevin Cook; 7-11pm

NEW YE AR'S EVE BAS H!

The Able Kind with Stellafox, Vanity Red and more; 3pm; $12 (adv), $15 (door)

NORTH GLENORA HALL Jam by Wild Rose Old Time Fiddlers every Thu; 7pm

SMOKEHOUSE BBQ Live Blues every

DEC 2 & 3

NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN Rock Slam,

YARDBIRD SUITE Walt Weiskopf/

Thursday Jam. With host Randy Big Daddy Forsberg; 7pm

SHAWN GRAMIAK

Live Local Bands every Sat; this week: GoldTooth

EVOLUTION WONDERLOUNGE

RICHARD’S PUB Soul Train Live-

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release, featuring Eye Of Horus with Exit Strategy, Skepsis and Storm Horizon; 8pm; $15 (adv), $20 (door)

the best in Hip Hop, Dance, Indie Dance, T40 & Classics; Every FriSat; 9pm; No cover

Hurricanes; 9pm

COMEDY AT THE CENTURY CASINO

9:30pm

(blues/country/folk); 9pm FESTIVAL PLACE Rant Maggie Rant;

7:30pm; $31-$55

Deep House and disco with Junior Brown, David Stone, Austin, and guests; every Sat THE COMMON Get Down It’s Saturday Night: House and disco and everything in between with Wright & Wong, Dane EL CORTEZ MEXICAN KITCHEN + TEQUILA BAR Resident DJs playing

the best in Hip Hop, Dance, Indie Dance, T40 & Classics; Every FriSat; 9pm; No cover EVOLUTION WONDERLOUNGE Rotating DJs Velix and Suco; every Sat KELLY’S PUB 104 Street Beats; Every

Sat, 10pm; No minors MERCER TAVERN DJ Mikey Wong

every Sat THE PROVINCIAL PUB Saturday Nights: Indie rock and dance with DJ Maurice; 9pm-2am SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE Psyturdays:

various DJs; 9pm

Edmonton’s best cover bands playing hits from the 60s to today; Every Fri-Sat

SUGAR FOOT BALLROOM Swing Dance Party: Sugar Swing Dance Club every Sat, 8-12; no experience or partner needed, beginner lesson followed by social dance; sugarswing.com

IRONGATE PUB Bryant Sailor; Every

TAVERN ON WHYTE Soul, Motown,

GAS PUMP Saturday Jam; 3-7pm HAVE MERCY Live music featuring

Fri-Sat, 7pm; No cover LB’S PUB The Blues Puppy Trio

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

(blues); 9pm; $; No minors

Y AFTERHOURS Release Saturdays


TAVERN ON WHYTE Classic Hip

hop with DJ Creeazn every Mon; 9pm-2am

SUN DEC 4

MON DEC 5

BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ Jazz Brunch Hawaiian Dreamers; 9am-2:30pm; By donation

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Wooftop:

BLUES ON WHYTE 6th Annual

Fundraiser for the Edmonton Food Bank: featuring Powerhouze, Rusty Reed, Swing The Cat, Rita McDade and more; 1:30pm; $15 DANCE CODE STUDIO Flamenco Guitar Classes; Every Sun, 11:30am12:30pm DIVERSION LOUNGE Sunday Night

Live on the South Side: live bands; Free; All ages; 7-10:30pm HAVE MERCY Local Spotlight

Metal Mondays with Metal Phil from CJSR’s Heavy Metal Lunchbox DEVANEY’S IRISH PUB Karaoke night;

Every Mon, 9pm; Free FIDDLER’S ROOST Open Stage;

7-11pm HAVE MERCY Mississippi Mondays

featuring Dylan Farell Band; Every Mon, 8:30pm (sign-up) KELLY’S PUB Open stage; Every

Mon, 9pm NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN Happy Hour

featuring Aviakit; 5:30pm • JP Maurice with Ella Coyes and Jasper Smith; 9pm; No cover

Sundays featuring up and coming as well as established YEG bands; Every Sun, 9pm

NEW WEST HOTEL 4’s A Crowd; 9pm

NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN Faster Than

ON THE ROCKS Killer Karaoke

Light Album Release, featuring Jay Gilday with Bombchan and Amy van Keeken; 8pm; $15 (adv), $20 (door) O’BYRNE’S Open mic every Sun;

9:30pm ON THE ROCKS Timothy Noel and The

Rear Views; 7-11:30pm; $5 RICHARD’S PUB Mark Ammar’s

Sunday Sessions Jam; Every Sun, 4-8pm SANDS INN & SUITES Open Jam;

Every Sun, 7-11pm SHAKERS ROADHOUSE The Sunday

Happening Jam featuring The Todd James Band; 4pm

Classical FESTIVAL PLACE Duke Ellington’s

Nutcracker Suite; 7:30pm; $31-$35 MCDOUGALL UNITED CHURCH

Vaughan String Quartet in collaboration with Chorale SaintJean; 2:30pm TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH St. David’s Welsh Male

Voice Choir Annual Christmas Concert; 2pm • Concordia Concert Choir and JuBELLation Handbell Ensemble present Angels From Heaven Came; 7:30pm; $20 (adults), $15 (seniors/students), free (kids aged 5 and under) WINSPEAR CENTRE Cantilon Choirs:

Monday PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL

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

ARDEN THEATRE David Myles: It’s

DUGGAN’S BOUNDARY Wed open mic

7:30pm; $6

Christmas; 7:30pm; $35

with host Duff Robison; 8pm

BRITTANY’S LOUNGE Scrambled YEG:

GAS PUMP Karaoke; 9:30pm

Open Genre Variety Stage: artist from all mediums are encouraged to occupy the stage and share their creations • Every Tue- Fri, 5-8pm FIDDLER’S ROOST Fiddle Jam GAS PUMP Karaoke; 9:30pm

MERCURY ROOM Ivory Hours with

HAVE MERCY King of Tuesdays with

Lusitania Lights and Our Good Wolf; 8pm; $10 (adv)

Live Elvis Impersonator; Every Tue KELLY’S PUB Open Stage: featuring host Naomi Carmack and guest; 9pm; No cover L.B.’S PUB Tue Variety Night Open

NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN Happy Hour

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

- Rising Star featuring The Pioneers; 5:30pm • Big Dreamer Jam featuring Jenny Allen; 8pm

SHAKERS ROADHOUSE Crazy

SHERLOCK HOLMES–U OF A Open

Dave’s Rock & Roll Renegade Jam; 7:30pm

with guests Horse Thief; 8pm (doors), 9pm (show); $22; 18+ only

Classical FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Greenwood Singers presents the Many Moods of Christmas; 7:30pm; $20 (adults), $18 (students/seniors 65+) JOHN L. HAAR THEATRE Macewan University Music presents the Big Band Concert; 7:30-9:30pm; $11.75-$13.75 JUBILEE AUDITORIUM Esther

DJs

ST. JOSEPH BASILICA Vaughan String

Quartet and All City High School Choir; 7:30pm

YARDBIRD SUITE Tuesday Session: The Working Stiffs; 7:30pm (door), 8pm (show); $5

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor:

Substance with Eddie Lunchpail

THE PROVINCIAL PUB Karaoke RED PIANO BAR Wed Night Live:

hosted by dueling piano players SHAKERS ROADHOUSE Rock n’ Roll

University Music presents the Showcase Band Concert; 7:309:30pm; $11.75-$13.75

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor:

MCDOUGALL UNITED CHURCH

Christmas Music @ Noon Benefit Concert Series; 12-1pm

EL CORTEZ MEXICAN KITCHEN + TEQUILA BAR Taco Tuesday with DJ

DJs

Bad Fad

BILLIARD CLUB Why wait

ON THE ROCKS Turn’t Up Tuesday

Wednesdays: Wed night party with DJ Alize every Wed; no cover

WED DEC 7

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor:

BLUES ON WHYTE Big Dave McLean;

9pm BOURBON ROOM Acoustic singer

songwriter jam; Every Wed, 8pm Open Genre Variety Stage: artist from all mediums are encouraged to occupy the stage and share their

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SOLD OUT

DEC/16

Wednesdays at the Pint with DJ Thomas Culture; Every Wed, 10pm RANCH ROADHOUSE DJ Shocker and

AUDIO ROCKETRY 10 YR ANNIVERSARY CD RELEASE MRG CONCERTS & FOURCE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT

THE PAPER KITES STARLITE IN CONJUNCTION W/ MRG CONCERTS ARE PROUD TO PRESENT

PROTEST THE HERO W/ A WILHELM SCREAM, AURAS, & CYCLAMAN MRG CONCERTS & FOURCE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

AESOP ROCK W/ ROB SONIC, & DJ ZONE

DEC/17

UBK PRESENTS

FUNK HUNTERS FUNK THE HALLS TOUR

DEC/23 A CHRISTMAS BASH STARLITE & SONIC 102.9 ARE PROUD TO PRESENT

FEAT. ROYAL TUSK W/ THRILLHOUSE (FAREWELL SHOW) & THE UNFORTUNATES

DEC/31

UBK PRESENTS

UBK NYE

W/ MAT THE ALIEN, FLAVOURS, & MORE

DJ Late Fee; Every Wed PINT DOWNTOWN Wild Wing

STARLITE ROOM PRESENTS

W/ HORSE THIEF

ARDEN THEATRE St. Albert

DJs

TURN UP FOR TOYS W/ CHRIS CRESSWELL, THE WEEKEND KIDS, FORESTER

TAVERN ON WHYTE Karaoke; 9pm

Community Band 46th annual Winter Concert; 7pm; $12 (adult), $8 (students/seniors)

Chris Bruce spins Britpop/Punk/ Garage/Indie; Every Tue

DEC/3

Jam with Gator & Friends; 7:30pm

Classical

UBK PRESENTS

W/ STICKYBUDS & JPOD

Wednesday

music Wednesday’s; Every Wed

JOHN L. HAAR THEATRE MacEwan

BRITTANY’S LOUNGE Scrambled YEG:

DJs

PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL

TILTED KILT PUB AND EATERY Live

Classical

DEC/2

featuring Woodley; 5:30pm • The Dead South with The Guaranteed; 9pm; $12 (adv), $15 (door) NEW WEST HOTEL 4’s A Crowd; 9pm

with $4 Bill; Every Mon, 8-11pm

STARLITE ROOM The Paper Kites

NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN Happy Hour

stage with Darrell Barr; 7-11pm; No charge

O’BYRNE’S Guinness Celtic jam every Tue; 9:30pm

Monday Night Open Stage; Hosted by Celeigh Cardinal; Every Mon (except long weekends), 8:30pm

KRUSH ULTRALOUNGE Karaoke

Kraziness with host Ryan Kasteel; 8pm-2am

8-11pm

SIDELINER’S PUB Singer/Songwriter

HAVE MERCY Whiskey Wednesdays Live Piano Karaoke featuring the Fab Tiff Hall; Every Wed, 8:30pm

Circle; 7:30-11:30pm

SHAKERS ROADHOUSE Monday Jam

Starkman School Christmas Concert: The Colors of Winter; 7pm

DJ Zyppy; Every Sun

CAFE BLACKBIRD Andy Chillman;

NEW WEST HOTEL 4’s A Crowd; 9pm

Wolcum Yule; 2:30pm; $20-$25

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor:

TUE DEC 6

RED PIANO BAR Swingin’ Mondays;

Mic Night hosted by Adam Holm; Every Mon

creations; Every Tue-Fri, 5-8pm • Wednesday Night Jazz; Every Wed, 9pm

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Seelo Mondo; Every Wed

VENUEGUIDE 9910 9910B-109 St NW, 780.709.4734, 99ten.ca ACCENT EUROPEAN LOUNGE 8223-104 St, 780.431.0179 ALL SAINTS CATHEDRAL 10035103 St NW THE ALMANAC 10351-82 Ave, 780.760.4567, almanaconwhyte. com ARCADIA BAR 10988-124 St, 780.916.1842, arcadiayeg.com ARDEN THEATRE 5 St Anne St, St Albert, 780.459.1542, stalbert.ca/ experience/arden-theatre ATLANTIC TRAP & GILL 7704 Calgary Trail South, 780.432.4611, atlantictrapandgill.com THE AVIARY 9314-111 Ave, 780.233.3635, facebook.com/ arteryyeg BAILEY THEATRE 5041-50 St, Camrose, 780. 672.5510, baileytheatre.com BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE 1042582 Ave, 780.439.1082 BLVD SUPPER X CLUB 10765 Jasper Ave BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ 9624-76 Ave, 780.989.2861 BLUES ON WHYTE 10329-82 Ave, 780.439.3981 BOHEMIA 10217-97 St BORDERLINE SPORTS PUB 322682 St, 780.462.1888 BOURBON ROOM 205 Carnegie Dr, St Albert THE BOWER 10538 Jasper Ave, 780.423.425; info@thebower.ca BRITTANY'S LOUNGE 10225-97 St, 780.497.0011 BRIXX BAR 10030-102 St (downstairs), 780.428.1099 THE BUCKINGHAM 10439 82 Ave, 780.761.1002, thebuckingham.ca CAFE BLACKBIRD 9640-142 St NW, 780.451.8890, cafeblackbird.ca CAFÉ HAVEN 9 Sioux Rd,

Sherwood Park, 780.417.5523, cafehaven.ca CAFFREY'S IN THE PARK 99, 23349 Wye Rd, Sherwood Park CARROT COFFEEHOUSE 9351118 Ave, 780.471.1580 CASINO EDMONTON 7055 Argylll Rd, 780.463.9467 CASINO YELLOWHEAD 12464153 St, 780.424 9467 CASK AND BARREL 10041104 St; 780.498.1224, thecaskandbarrel.ca CENTRAL SENIOR LIONS CENTRE 11113-113 St CENTURY CASINO 13103 Fort Rd, 780.643.4000 CHA ISLAND TEA CO 10332-81 Ave, 780.757.2482 CHVRCH OF JOHN 10260-103 St, 780.884.8994, thechvrchofjohn. com COMMON 9910-109 St CONVOCATION HALL Old Arts Building, University of Alberta, music.ualberta.ca DENIZEN HALL 10311-103 Ave, 780.424.8215, thedenizenhall. com DEVANEY'S IRISH PUB 1111387 Ave NW, devaneyspub.com DUGGAN'S BOUNDARY 9013-88 Ave, 780.465.4834 DV8/MAMA'S PIZZA 7317-101 Ave NW EL CORTEZ MEXICAN KITCHEN + TEQUILA BAR 8230 Gateway Blvd, elcortezcantina.com EVOLUTION WONDERLOUNGE 10220-103 St NW, 780. 424.0077, yourgaybar.com FARGOS–CAPILANO 5804 Terrace Rd FESTIVAL PLACE 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780.449.3378 FIDDLER'S ROOST 7308-76 Ave, 780.439.9788, fiddlersroost.ca

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 10025-105 St NW GAS PUMP NIGHT CLUB & BAR 10166-114 St HAVE MERCY SOUTHERN TABLE + BAR 8232 Gateway Blvd HILLTOP PUB 8220 106 Ave HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH 10037-84 Ave NW, 780.433.5530, holytrinity.ab.ca HORIZON STAGE 1001 Calahoo Rd, Spruce Grove, 780.962.8995, horizonstage.com HUMMINGBIRD BISTRO CAFE 8336-160 Ave, 780.401.3313, hummingbirdbistro.ca IRISH SPORTS CLUB 12546-126 St, 780.453.2249 J AND R 4003-106 St, 780.436.4403 JOHN L. HAAR THEATRE 10045155 St NW JUBILEE AUDITORIUM 1145587 Ave NW, 780.427.2760, jubileeauditorium.com KELLY'S PUB 10156-104 St NW, 780.451.8825, kellyspubedmonton.com L.B.’S PUB 23 Akins Dr, St Albert, 780.460.9100 LEAF BAR AND GRILL 9016-132 Ave, 780.757.2121 LIZARD LOUNGE 11827 St. Albert Tr, 780.451.9180, facebook.com/ The-Lizard-Lounge MCDOUGALL UNITED CHURCH 10086 MacDonald Dr NW, mcdougallunited.com MKT FRESH FOOD AND BEER MARKET 8101 Gateway Blvd, 780.439.2337 MERCER TAVERN 10363 104 St, 587.521.1911 MERCURY ROOM 10575-114 St MUTTART HALL 10050 Macdonald Dr, 780.633.3725 NAKED CYBERCAFÉ 10303-108 St, 780.425.9730

NEEDLE VINYL TAVERN 10524 Jasper Ave, 780.756.9045, theneedle.ca NEWCASTLE PUB 8170-50 St, 780.490.1999 NEW WEST HOTEL 15025-111 Ave NORTH GLENORA HALL 13535109A Ave O’BYRNE’S 10616-82 Ave, 780.414.6766 O'MAILLES IRISH PUB 104, 398 St Albert Rd, St Albert ON THE ROCKS 11730 Jasper Ave, 780.482.4767 PALACE CASINO 8882-170 St NW, 780.444.2112, palacecasino. com PINT–DOWNTOWN 10125-109 St NW PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL 10860-57 Ave THE PROVINCIAL PUB 160, 4211-106 St RED PIANO BAR 1638 Bourbon St, WEM, 8882-170 St, 780.486.7722 RENDEZVOUS 10108-149 St RICHARD'S PUB 12150-161 Ave, 780.457.3118 ROBERT TEGLER STUDENT CENTRE–CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY 7128 Ada Boulevard ROBERTSON-WESLEY UNITED CHURCH 10209-123 St NW ROSEBOWL/ROUGE LOUNGE 10111-117 St, 780.482.5253 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–U OF A 8519-112 St, 780.431.0091, sherlockshospitality.com SHERLOCK HOLMES–WEM 8882-170 St, 780.444.1752,

sherlockshospitality.com SIDELINERS PUB 11018-127 St SMOKEHOUSE BBQ 10810-124 St, 587.521.6328 SNEAKY PETE'S 12315-118 Ave ST. BASIL'S CULTURAL CENTRE 10819-71 Ave NW, 780.434.4288, stbasilschurch. com ST. JOSEPH'S BASILICA 10044113 St NW SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE 1292397 St, 780.758.5924 STARLITE ROOM 10030-102 St, 780.428.1099 SUGAR FOOT BALLROOM 10545-81 Ave TAVERN ON WHYTE 10507-82 Ave, 780.521.4404 TILTED KILT PUB AND EATERY 17118-90 Ave TIRAMISU 10750-124 St TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 10014-81 Ave NW, 780.433.1604, trinity-lutheran. ab.ca TWIST ULTRA LOUNGE 10324-82 Whyte Ave UNION HALL 6240-99 St NW, 780.702-2582, unionhall.ca UPTOWN FOLK CLUB 11150-82 St, 780.436.1554 VEE LOUNGE, APEX CASINO–St Albert 24 Boudreau Rd, St Albert, 780.460.8092, 780.590.1128 VIDA LATIN NIGHT CLUB 10746 Jasper Ave, 780.951.2705 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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DEC/31

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COMEDY Black Dog Freehouse • 10425-82 Ave • Underdog Comedy Show • Every Thu

Century Casino • 13103 Fort Rd • 780.481.9857 • Open Mic Night: Every Thu; 7:30-9pm

COMEDY FACTORY • Gateway Entertainment Centre, 34 Ave, Calgary Tr • Fri-Sat: 8:30pm • Ryan Wingfield; Dec 1-3 • Danny Accapella; Dec 8-10

Comic Strip • Bourbon St, WEM • 780.483.5999 • JR Brow; Dec 1-4 • Jenny Zigrino; Dec 7-11

The Dating Game • On The Rocks, 11743 Jasper Ave • With host Sterling Scott • Dec 4, 7:30pm El Comedy • El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, 8230 Gateway Blvd • Hosted by Dion Arnold with weekly headliners & guest comics • Every Wed, 7pm (door), 7:30pm (show) • No cover

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

Odd Wednesday • Sewing Machine Factory, 9562-82 Ave • debutantescomedy@gmail.com • thedebutantes.ca • A sketch (and other) comedy showcase featuring local, national and international acts. Hosted by the Debutantes • Every 2nd Wed starting Oct 12, 8:30-11pm • $5

Rouge Lounge • 10111-117 St • Comedy Groove every Wed; 9pm

Groups/CLUBS/meetings Aikikai Aikido Club • 10139-87 Ave, Old Strathcona Community League • Japanese Martial Art of Aikido • Every Tue, Thu; 7-9pm

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

Babes In Arms • The Carrot, 9351-118 Ave • A casual parent group • Every Fri, 10am-12pm

Brazilian Zouk Dance • Spazio Performativo, 10816-95 St • 780.974.4956 • hello@ ludiczouk.com • ludiczouk.com • Drop in and check out a totally painless partner dance class. No partner required • Every Wed, Sep 28-Dec 7, 6:30-8pm

DeepSoul.ca • 780.217.2464; call or text for Sunday jam locations • Every Sun: Sunday Jams with no Stan (CCR to Metallica), starring Chuck Prins on Les Paul Standard guitars; Pink Floydish originals plus great Covers of Classics: some FREE; Twilight Zone Lively Up Yourself Tour (with DJ Cool Breeze); all ages

Drop-In D&D • Hexagon Board Game Café, 10123 Whyte Ave • 780.757.3105 • info@thehexcafe.com • thehexcafe.com • An epic adventure featuring a variety of pre-made characters, characters that guests can make on their own, or one that has already been started. Each night will be a single campaign that fits in a larger story arc. For all levels of gamers and those brand new or experienced to D&D • Every Tue, 7pm • $5

Drop-In Dance & Movement Classes • Spazio Performativo, 10816-95 St • admin@ milezerodance.com • milezerodance.com • Dropin classes. For all ages and experience levels. Mon-Thu & Sun • Runs until Dec 18, 10am-5pm • $15 (regular), $12 (members), $100 (10-class card)

EDMONTON OUTDOOR CLUB (EOC) • edmontonoutdoorclub.com • Offering a variety of fun activities in and around Edmonton • Free to join; info at info@edmontonoutdoorclub.com

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Edmonton Photographic Historial Society • Highlands Library • 780.436.3878

Every Tue-Fri, 5-8pm

• All interested in sharing the joys of film photography, such as experiences or favourite equipment • Every 3rd Wed of the month, 7:30pm

Fertility Awareness Charting Circle • Remedy Cafe, 8631-109 St • faccedmonton@gmail.com • fertilityawarenesschartingcircle.org • First Mon each month (Oct-Jun), 6:30-8:30pm • $10 (suggested donation) • RSVP at faccedmonton@gmail.com

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

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

Fort Saskatchewan 45+ Singles Coffee Group • A&W, 10101-88 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan • 780.907.0201 (Brenda) • A mixed group, all for conversation and friendship • Every Sun, 2pm

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

Living (in) the dream mindfulness workshop series • Roots on Whyte Community Building 8135-102 St, #305 conference room • awakening@shaw.ca • facebook.com/intrustcomm • Explore mindfulness progressively by providing participants with new approaches that can stimulate further development • Dec 5, Dec 12, Dec 19, Dec 28; 7-8:30pm • Preregister at awakening@shaw.ca or 780.504.1010

Lotus Qigong • SAGE downtown 15 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.695.4588 • Attendees can raise their vital energy with a weekly Yixue practice • Every Fri, 2-3:30pm • Free

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

Northern Alberta Wood Carvers Association • Duggan Community Hall, 3728-106 St • nawca.ca • Meet every Wed, 6:30pm

Open Door Comic Creator Meetings • 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

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

Sugar Foot Ballroom • 10545-81 Ave • 587.786.6554 • sugarswing.com • Friday Night Stomp!: Swing and party music dance social every Fri; beginner lesson starts at 8pm. All ages and levels welcome. Occasional live music–check web; $10, $2 (lesson with entry) • Swing Dance Social every Sat; beginner lesson starts at 8pm. All ages and levels welcome. Occasional live music– check the Sugar Swing website for info • $10, $2 lesson with entry

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

Toastmasters • Chamber Toastmasters Club: 6th floor, World Trade Centre, 9990 Jasper Ave; Contact: 780.462.1878/ RonChapman@shaw.ca (Ron Chapman); 780.424.6364/dkorpany@telusplanet.net (Darryl Korpany); Meet every Thu from Sep-Jun, 6-7:45pm • Club Bilingue Toastmasters Meetings: Campus St. Jean: Pavillion McMahon; 780.667.6105 (Willard); clubbilingue.toastmastersclubs.org; Meet every Tue, 7pm • Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking: Norwood Legion, 11150-82 St; 780.902.4605; norwoodtoastmasters.org; Every Thu, Oct 13-Jun 29, 7:30-9:30pm; Guests are free • 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 • Terrified of Public Speaking: Norwood Legion Edmonton, 11150-82 St NW; Every Thu until Jun, 7:30-9:30pm; Free; contact jnwafula@yahoo.com; norwoodtoastmasters.org • Y Toastmasters Club: Queen Alexandra Community League, 10425 University Ave (N door, stairs to the left); 780.437.1136 (Mark) or 780.463.5331 (Antonio); yclubtoastmasters@ gmail.com; Meet every Tue starting in Sep, 7-9pm except last Tue each month

Waskahegan Trail Association Guide Hike • waskahegantrail.ca • 780.468.4331 • helenwhitson@yahoo.ca • Devon Ravine Trails: McDonalds 87th Ave & 149th Street, 14920-87 Ave; Dec 4, 9:45am-3pm

LECTURES/Presentations Downtown Charter Series - Religious Freedom in Canada • Enterprise

Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder (OBAD) • Grey Nuns Hospital, Rm

Square, Room 2-926 • ccsedu@ualberta.ca • What is the scope of freedom of religion in Canada? Can this freedom be limited? How do courts decide? Join law professor Peter Carver as he discusses the scope of religious freedom under the Charter of Rights & Freedoms • Dec 1, 121pm • Free (open to the public); bit.ly/DCS2A

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

Painting for Pleasure • McDougall United Church, 10086 Macdonald Drive (south entrance) • 780.428.1818 • karenbishopartist@ gmail.com • mcdougallunited.com • Welcomes artists to join this weekly group who like to paint, draw or otherwise be creative on paper • Every Thu, 10am-noon

Glass ​Blowing ​C​lasses ​• Pixie Glassworks, 9322-60 Ave • 780.436.4460 • pixieglassworks.com/pages/classes • Offering three levels in each of: hollow body work, implosions, sculpture, pipe-making and beads. Call to book. No classes on holidays • Every Mon, Wed-Thu, 6-9pm • $150

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

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Sacred Circle Dance • Riverdale Hall, 9231-100 Ave • Dances are taught to a variety of songs and music. No partner required • Every Wed, 7-9pm • $10 Schizophrenia Society Family Support Drop-in Group • Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, 5215-87 St • 780.452.4661 • schizophrenia.ab.ca • The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta offers a variety of services and support programs for those who are living with the illness, family members, caregivers, and friends • 1st and 3rd Thu each month, 7-9pm • Free

Scrambled YEG • Brittany's Lounge, 1022597 St • 780.497.0011 • Open Genre Variety Stage: artist from all mediums are encouraged to occupy the stage and share their creations •

St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 84240-95 Ave • 780.469.3270 (Gerry Staring), 780.435.6406 (John Woollard), 780.454.6216 (Sylvia Krogh) • Christmas Potluck (Dec 7 at 6:30pm) • First Mon of the month, 7:30pm • $3 donation (guests are asked to bring snacks to share); everyone welcome

Mayors' Forum: Building Strong Communities • Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill • epl.ca/speakerseries • Hosting Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Moderated by Paula Simons, this presentation will inform and motivate guests to find meaningful ways to contribute to our communities, cities and province • Dec 7, 7-8:30pm • $10 (general), $75 (VIP)

Mixed Media Talk: Justina’s Adventures • The Paint Spot, 10032-81 Ave

lots of individual attention. Free introductory classes • Tue & Sat mornings

• paintspot.ca Edmonton’s Justina Smith, well known mixed-media artist, talks about her travels and how she translates her adventures into art • Dec 1, 7:30-9pm • $5

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Second Saturdays Dance Seminar • Spazio Performativo, 10816-95 St • info@ milezerodance.com • milezerodance.com • A series of dance seminars with invited guest artists • Dec 10, 2-4pm • $20 (per class); Preregistration important as readings will be emailed to participants

QUEER Affirm Group • garysdeskcom@hotmail. com • mcdougallunited.com • Part of the United Church network supporting LGBTQ men and women • Meet monthly at Second Cup, Edmonton City Centre for coffee and conversation at 12:30pm; Special speaker events are held throughout the year over lunch at McDougall Church 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, Or in confidence one-on-one in the Craft Room • 780.474.8240 • Meeting for gay seniors, and for any seniors who have gay family members and would like some guidance. One-onone meetings are also available in the craft room • Every Thu, 1-4pm • Info: E: Tuff69@telus.net

Illusions Social Club • Pride Centre, 10608-105 Ave • 780.387.3343 • pridecentreofedmonton.org • Crossdressers meet 2nd Fri each month, 7-9pm Pride Centre of Edmonton • Pride Centre of Edmonton, 10608-105 Ave • 780.488.3234 • Drop in hours: Mon, Wed 4-7pm; Fri 6-9pm; Closed Sat-Sun and Holidays • JamOUT: Music mentorship and instruction for youth aged 12-24; Every other Tue, 7-9pm • Equal Fierce Fit & Fabulous: recreational fitness program, ages 12-24; every other Tue, 6-8pm, every other Tue • Queer Lens: weekly education and discussion group open to everyone; every Wed, 7-8:30pm • Mindfulness Meditation: open to everyone; every Thu, 6-6:50pm • Men's Social Circle: A social support group for all male-identified persons over 18 years of age in the LGBT*Q community; 1st and 3rd Thu each month; 7-9pm • TTIQ (18+ Trans* Group): 2nd Mon of the month, 7-9pm • Art & Identity: exploring identity through the arts, a wellness initiative; Every other Fri, 6-9pm • Edmonton Illusions: crossdressing and transgender group 18+; 2nd Fri of each month, 7-9pm • Movies & Games Night: Every other Fri, 6-9pm • Thought OUT: Altview’s all-ages discussion group; every Sat, 7-9pm • Seahorse Support Circle: facilitated meet up for families with trans and gender creative kids aged 5-14; 2nd Sun of the month, 3-5pm • Men Talking with Pride: Social discussion group for gay and bisexual men; Every Sun, 7-9pm

St Paul's United Church • 11526-76 Ave • 780.436.1555 • People of all sexual orientations are welcome • Every Sun (10am worship)

Team Edmonton • Various sports and recreation activities • teamedmonton.ca • Bootcamp: Garneau School, 10925-87 Ave; Most Mon, 7-8pm • Swimming: NAIT Swimming Pool, 11665-109 St; Every Tue, 7:30-8:30pm and every Thu, 7-8pm • Water Polo: NAIT Swimming Pool, 11665-109 St; Every Tue, 8:30-9:30pm • Yoga: New Lion's Breath Yoga Studio, #301,10534-124 St; Every Wed, 7:30-9pm • Taekwondo: near the Royal Gardens Community Centre, 4030-117 St; Contact for specific times • Abs: Parkallen Community League Hall, 6510-111 St; Every Tue, 6-7pm and Thu, 7:15-8:15pm • Dodgeball: Royal Alexandra Hospital Gymnasium; Every Sun, 5-7pm • Running: meet at Kinsmen main entrance; Every Sun, 10am • Spin: Blitz Conditioning, 10575-115 St; Every Tue, 7-8pm• Volleyball: Stratford Elementary School, 8715-153 St; Every Fri, 7-9 • Meditation: Edmonton Pride Centre, 10608-105 Ave; 3rd Thu of every month, 5:30-6:15pm • Board Games: Underground Tap & Grill, 10004 Jasper Ave; One Sun per month, 3-7pm • All Bodies Swim: Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre, 8468-81 St; One Sat per month 4:30-5:30pm Yoga with Jennifer • 780.439.6950 • ThreeBattles.com • A traditional approach with

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Candy Cane Tea • Edmonton Valley Zoo • 311 • edmonton.ca • A Christmas celebration just for seniors. Featuring performances from the children, educational animal encounters and talks. And of course, hot drinks and baked goodies • Dec 6-7, 1-3pm • $10 (Pre-registration is required)

Celebrate the Season at the Alberta Legislature • Alberta Legislature Grounds • assembly.ab.ca • Thousands of bright lights provide the backdrop for a holiday stroll or skate in the beautiful Legislature Grounds. Musical performances daily in the Legislature • Dec 2-23, 12:30-7:30pm • Free

Christmas in Strathearn • At two locations: Cloverdale Community League (9411-97 Ave), ACUA Gallery (9534-87 St) • Find everything you need including art, icons, pottery, baking, crocheting, felting, Ukrainian gift items and more • Dec 3, 10am-4pm • Free Great French Canadian Kitchen Party • La Cité Francophone, 8627 MarieAnne-Gaboury (91 St) • cafebicyclette.ca • Embrace winter at Café Bicyclette’s Winter Patio Opening Night Party introducing a Snowshoe Polka, a Mukluk Mosh Pit and more • Dec 2

Holiday heART Market • Solstice Canada Pop-up location, 10714-124 St • 780.932.0095 • karenbishopartist@gmail.com • Featuring 15 local artists, food and more • Dec 8-11 Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in Old Strathcona • Throughout Old Strathcona • oldstrathcona.ca/whytewishes • Two horse-drawn sleighs take you on an experience through Old Strathcona • Dec 3, 10, 17; 12-4pm • By donation to the Red Shoe Society

Krampusnacht Edmonton • Whyte Ave area • krampusnachtedmonton.com • Will you be rewarded by Saint Nikolaus, or punished by Krampus? Join in for an Austro-Bavarian Krampuslauf Yule Parade along Whyte Ave • Dec 5, 9pm Last Ever Edmonton Minkha Sweater Sale • Windsor Park Community Centre, 11840-87 Ave • minkhasweaters.com/events/ edmonton • This will be the last Minkha sweater sale in Edmonton after 16 years of volunteer run activity • Dec 3, 9am-3pm • Free

Luminaria at Devonian Botanic Garden • 51227 Hwy 60, Parkland County (5 km north of Devon on Hwy 60) • devonian.ualberta. ca • Starlight, firelight & snowlight at Devonian Botanic Garden. Featuring thousands of candles, millions of stars • Dec 2-4, 5-9pm

Royal Bison Art and Craft Fair • Performing Arts Centre • royalbison.ca • info@ royalbison.ca • Edmonton's friendly neighbourhood art, design and craft fair features the best and quirkiest wares Edmonton has to offer • Dec 2-4, Dec 9-11

Senior’s Candy Cane Tea • Edmonton Valley Zoo • valleyzoo.ca • A Christmas celebration for seniors! Musical performances and animal encounters with complimentary tea and festive baked goodies • Dec 6-7, 1-3pm St. Albert Indoor Christmas Market • St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne St • 780.458.2833 • agatha@stalbertchamber.com • stalbertfarmersmarket.com • With over 70 vendors per weekend. Featuring Christmas crafts, Christmas music, hot chocolate and much more • Dec 3, Dec 10, Dec 17; 10am-3pm • Free

Sublime world of Barley Wine • The Underground Tap & Grill, 10004 Jasper Ave • undergroundtapandgrill.com • Tasting with Beer Judge Jason Foster • Dec 5, 6-7pm • $10 - 4x 5oz glasses - Elegant charcuterie board included Whyte Christmas • Throughout Old Strathcona • oldstrathcona.ca • tineke@ oldstrathcona.ca • Christmas is magical in Old Strathcona - contesting, sleigh rides, Santa and more • Nov-Dec Yoga, Art & Wine • 4 Points Health and Wellness, 12406-112 Ave • Gentle fusion flow yoga and painting • First Sat of each month, 7-10pm • $45 (available at Eventbrite) Zoo minescence: A Festival of Light • Edmonton Valley Zoo • valleyzoo.ca • Stroll through the zoo after dark and experience one artistic light installation after another • Dec 8-18


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21 “La ___ Bonita” (U.S. #1 hit for Madonna) 22 ___ & Literacy (brown category in Trivial Pursuit) 23 Army service call used by Al Pacino in all of his movies (not just “Scent of a Woman”) 25 Used an old phrase 27 “Winnie-the-Pooh” marsupial parent 29 202.5 deg. on the compass 30 Conjunction that’s spelled with a backslash 31 “Better Call ___” (spin-off sequel to “Breaking Bad”) 33 Creatures proven to be found at Area 51, for short 34 Process scrupulously utilized by all news outlets (which I obviously didn’t do with a single clue in this puzzle) 38 Abbr. from the Latin for “and many more” 41 Drink produced by the real-life brand Heisler 42 Nobel Peace ___ (award given in Stockholm) 46 Hundred Years’ ___ (which lasted less than 100 years) 47 Suffix meaning “doctrine” which is not a valid Scrabble word by itself 48 One of the original Three Musketeers, along with D’Artagnan 49 Beginning-of-term activities 51 Meat ___ (“Aqua Teen Hunger Force” character with three teeth) 53 RNs report to them 54 Famous Greta Garbo line from “Grand Hotel” 58 Idiom taken directly from Shakespeare’s “King John” 59 ___ Tin Tin (movie German shep-

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FREEWILLASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): "I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow," wrote naturalist Henry David Thoreau in Walden, "to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines." I'd love to see you summon that level of commitment to your important rendezvous in the coming weeks, Aries. Please keep in mind, though, that your "most important rendezvous" are more likely to be with wild things, unruly wisdom, or primal breakthroughs than with pillars of stability, committee meetings, and business-as-usual. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): For you Tauruses, December is "I Accept and Love and Celebrate Myself Exactly How I Am Right Now" Month. To galvanize yourself, play around with this declaration by Oscar-winning Taurus actress Audrey Hepburn: "I'm a long way from the human being I'd like to be, but I've decided I'm not so bad after all." Here are other thoughts to draw on during the festivities: 1. "If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone." Barbara De Angelis. 2. "The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else." - E. E. Cummings. 3. "To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections." - Sandra Bierig. 4. "We cannot change anything until we accept it." - Carl Jung. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Are your collaborative projects (including the romantic kind) evolving at a slower pace than you expected? Have they

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not grown as deep and strong as you've wished they would? If so, I hope you're perturbed about it. Maybe that will motivate you to stop tolerating the stagnation. Here's my recommendation: Don't adopt a more serious and intense attitude. Instead, get loose and frisky. Inject a dose of blithe spirits into your togetherness, maybe even some high jinks and rowdy experimentation. The cosmos has authorized you to initiate ingenious surprises. CANCER (June 21-July 22): I don't recommend that you buy a cat-o'-ninetails and whip yourself in a misguided effort to exorcize your demons. The truth is, those insidious troublemakers exult when you abuse yourself. They draw perverse sustenance from it. In fact, their strategy is to fool you into treating yourself badly. So, no. If you hope to drive away the saboteurs huddled in the sacred temple of your psyche, your best bet is to shower yourself with tender care, even luxurious blessings. The pests won't like that, and—if you commit to this crusade for an extended time—they will eventually flee. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Nobel Prizewinning novelist Gabriel García Márquez loved yellow roses. He often had a fresh bloom on his writing desk as he worked, placed there every morning by his wife Mercedes Barcha. In accordance with the astrological omens, I invite you to consider initiating a comparable ritual. Is there a touch of beauty you would like to inspire you on a regular basis? It there a poetic gesture you could faithfully perform for a person you love?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "For a year I watched as something entered and then left my body," testified Jane Hirshfield in her poem "The Envoy." What was that mysterious something? Terror or happiness? She didn't know. Nor could she decipher "how it came in" or "how it went out." It hovered "where words could not reach it. It slept where light could not go." Her experience led her to conclude that: "There are openings in our lives of which we know nothing." I bring this meditation to your attention, Virgo, because I suspect you are about to tune in to a mysterious opening. But unlike Hirshfield, I think you'll figure out what it is. And then you will respond to it with verve and intelligence. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A reporter at the magazine Vanity Fair asked David Bowie, "What do you consider your greatest achievement?" Bowie didn't name any of his albums, videos, or performances. Rather, he answered, "Discovering morning." I suspect that you Libras will attract and generate marvels if you experiment with accomplishments like that in the coming weeks. So yes, try to discover or rediscover morning. Delve into the thrills of beginnings. Magnify your appreciation for natural wonders that you usually take for granted. Be seduced by sources that emanate light and heat. Gravitate toward what's fresh, blossoming, justin-its-early-stages. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): According to traditional astrology, you Scorpios are not prone to optimism. You're more often portrayed as connoisseurs of smoldering enigmas and shadowy intrigue and deep questions. But one

of the most creative and successful Scorpios of the 20th century did not completely fit this description. French artist Claude Monet was renowned for his delightful paintings of sensuous outdoor landscapes. "Every day I discover even more beautiful things," he testified. "It is intoxicating me, and I want to paint it all. My head is bursting." Monet is your patron saint in the coming weeks. You will have more potential to see as he did than you've had in a long time. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A journalist dared composer John Cage to "summarize himself in a nutshell." Cage said, "Get yourself out of whatever cage you find yourself in." He might have added, "Avoid the nutshells that anyone tries to put you in." This is always fun work to attend to, of course, but I especially recommend it to you Sagittarians right now. You're in the time of year that's close to the moment when you first barged out of your mom's womb, where you had been housed for months. The coming weeks will be an excellent phase to attempt a similar if somewhat less extravagant trick. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Hundreds of years ago, the Catholic Church's observance of Lent imposed a heavy burden. During this six-week period, extending from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, believers were expected to cleanse their sins through acts of self-denial. For example, they weren't supposed to eat meat on Fridays. Their menus could include fish, however. And this loophole was expanded even further in the 17th century when the Church redefined beavers as being fish.

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(They swim well, after all.) I'm in favour of you contemplating a new loophole in regard to your own self-limiting behaviors, Capricorn. Is there a taboo you observe that no longer makes perfect sense? Out of habit, do you deny yourself a pleasure or indulgence that might actually be good for you? Wriggle free of the constraints. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): "The Pacific Ocean was overflowing the borders of the map," wrote Pablo Neruda in his poem "The Sea." "There was no place to put it," he continued. "It was so large, wild, and blue that it didn't fit anywhere. That's why it was left in front of my window." This passage is a lyrical approximation of what your life could be like in 2017. In other words, lavish, elemental, expansive experiences will be steadily available to you. Adventures that may have seemed impossibly big and unwieldy in the past will be just the right size. And it all begins soon. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): "I have a deep fear of being too much," writes poet Michelle K. "That one day I will find my someone, and they will realize that I am a hurricane. That they will step back and be intimidated by my muchness." Given the recent astrological omens, Pisces, I wouldn't be shocked if you've been having similar feelings. But now here's the good news: Given the astrological omens of the next nine months, I suspect the odds will be higher than usual that you'll encounter brave souls who'll be able to handle your muchness. They may or may not be soulmates or your one-and-only. I suggest you welcome them as they are, with all of their muchness. V AT THE BACK 27


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DAN SAVAGE SAVAGELOVE@VUEWEEKLY.COM

ACCOUNT MANAGER (New Business Development)

Who are you? An experienced sales professional with a proven track

record of sales success.

Who we are: Vue Weekly is an independent publication. We engage in

thoughtful and intelligent journalism with a focus on progressive ideas from a local perspective. We cover topics, artists and events that are often ignored, marginalized or misrepresented by the mainstream media, thereby bringing balance to Edmonton’s media mosaic. We strive to create a dialogue with our readers, build community and emphasize social responsibility. We are committed to providing big-picture analysis to an active, intelligent readership that is as diverse as the issues we cover. Vue Weekly is dedicated to being a successful business and an enjoyable, inspiring place to work.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Prospect and generate new business • Work with and grow existing accounts • Meet monthly quotas for initial contacts and scheduled appointments • Work independently as well as in a team environment

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ing and developing new business • Excellent ability to build rapport and grow business relationships • Ability to listen to customers and qualify them as prospects • Excellent at responding appropriately to objections • Comfortable with presenting proposals • High level people skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Proofs all written communication for errors before sending • Quickly able to process client needs and understand their perspective • Comfortable talking about money and the value you bring • Have a clear understanding of relationship selling • Can easily learn to sell new concepts or offerings • Demonstrate commitment to personal and professional growth

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Attitudes:

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• Growing a territory • Commission-based selling • Creating and implementing an individual sales plan • Flourishing in a small company environment that is continually changing and growing • Making cold calls • Selling value-added vs price

• Self Motivated • Motivated by dollars and able to work in a commission environment • Team player, but able to plan and work independently • Professional in appearance and approach • Client-focused and goal-oriented • Okay with high pressure, time sensitive situations • Task oriented

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• Able to build a territory from scratch • Continually finds and generates business from new customers • Able to demonstrate a history of meeting and exceeding sales quotas • Proactively grows existing accounts • Generates high client satisfaction

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• Consistent contact with clients and prospects • Excellent time management skills • Detail oriented

Front of the Line: If you have experience…

• Five years in business, three years selling, or past experience selling advertising will fast track you to the front of the line.

Compensation:

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DICK-FIDDLER

My boyfriend of almost two years is wonderful, and we have had very few issues. But there is one thing that has almost been a deal breaker. He fiddles with his penis almost constantly—in front of me and in front of our roommates. I’ve confronted him about it a number of times. He said he should be able to fiddle with his dick in every room of the house if he wants to and he should feel comfortable doing so. I told him that he is being “comfortable” at the expense of the comfort of those around him. We’ve had a number of confrontations about this, and he does it a lot less, but he still does it. If he doesn’t stop when I tell him to, I just leave the room. My question to you: Is this behavior unacceptable or am I being unreasonable? FRUSTRATED WITH THE FIDDLING Until a few weeks ago, I would have said that neo-Nazis sieg-heiling around Washington, DC, was unacceptable and any elected official or pundit who didn’t immediately condemn neo-Nazis would be finished politically and professionally. But it turns out that neo-Nazism is just another example of IOIYAR—“it’s OK if you’re a Republican”—and relativism reigns. In other words: “Unacceptable” is a relative concept, FWTF, not an objective one. That said, FWTF, I don’t think you’re being unreasonable: Fiddling with your dick in every room of the house is inconsiderate and childish. It sounds like you’re doing a good job of socializing your boyfriend—better late than never—and I would encourage you to keep it up.

Yup.

NO CLIMAX

I am a queer trans woman in my mid20s, and I am in a monogamous relationship with a queer cis woman. We have been dating for about three months now. We have had an absolutely amazing sex life since day one, except for one caveat: She has never in her life had an orgasm. For most of the time she has been sexually active,

burn on both of our ends. My question for you: Is there any toy or something that may help with this? GIRLFRIEND DRYLY HUMPING Pot and sex toys—they might not help, but they couldn’t hurt.

NOT A SQUEEZER

I’m a woman with a small build who has never had children. During sex, my current partner frequently says, “Squeeze your pussy,” as in he expects me to do Kegel exercises during sex (and hold it), which I will not do because it’s not pleasurable for me to tense up like that during sex. He doesn’t have the biggest or the smallest dick I have ever had, and I have never had this comment before. I have actually been told many times how “good and tight” I feel. We both enjoy anal, so we tried that. Same request: “Squeeze.” I have no abnormalities. I’m not sure if there is a work-around for this, other than doing Kegels every minute of my life. Help! SEX PARTNER’S ANNOYING REQUESTS You have two options: You can tell your current sex partner you aren’t going to “squeeze” his dick with your pussy or your ass, as the sensation isn’t pleasurable for you, or can you lie to him. Tell him you’re squeezing your pussy/ ass—you’re squeezing so hard—without actually squeezing your pussy/ ass. Odds are good he’ll notice a difference even if you’re not doing anything differently, SPAR, so great is the power of suggestion.

I would recommend outsourcing non-birthday blowjobs—if your wife is OK with that, BLOWS, which she won’t be.

HUBBY WANTS A BJ

I’m a straight man in a mostly healthy marriage. Our sex life is average, which I understand is better than some people can hope for, and we communicate well. For example, I felt comfortable admitting to my wife a few weeks ago that I would like more blowjobs. She in turn felt comfortable admitting to me that she would prefer if I showered more often. So we made a deal: I would shower every day and she would blow me twice a month. But the first month came and went with no blowjobs in sight. I’ve showered every single day. Should I bring this up to her? BATHE LONGER OR WITHHOLD SEX

• Competitive compensation package, combining base salary and commission • Monthly car allowance • Benefits package after three months • Your desire to make more than $85,000 is important

Your wife doesn’t wanna suck your cock, BLOWS, squeaky clean or stinky cheese. I would recommend outsourcing non-birthday blowjobs— if your wife is OK with that, BLOWS, which she won’t be.

Please send your resume to joanne@vueweekly.com

POLY PROBLEMS

I’m a mid-30s bi woman in an incred-

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ible poly marriage with a bi guy. A few months ago, I learned that one of my closest friends (also poly) has a crush on me. I also have always had a crush on him. My crush-friend needed to ask his other partners how they felt about him being involved with me. Three months have gone by, and he’s not yet told me how his other partners feel. One of those partners is under a lot of stress—not the best time to bring up potential new partners to her—but my friend has dated other people in the past three months. I think if he really wanted to do something with me, he would have asked by now. I know you can’t ask someone to give you closure. I’ve also got a shit-ton of pride that prevents me from asking him directly how he feels. Should I just move on? CONFUSED AND PATHETIC

she has felt ambivalent about getting off. It has only been in the past month that she has started feeling a “sexual awakening,” as she calls it. We have been making progress, but she has been having issues with getting caught up in her head when I am pleasuring her. This has been causing dysphoric feelings for her. We have had a few discussions about what we can do about the situation, but we are feeling lost. We know there isn’t going to be a quick fix, but what do we do about this? CONFUSED AND NERVOUS TRULY CAN’T OVERCOME MUCH EXASPERATION Pot.

RUG BURN

I’ve been in a long-term relationship with the girl I’m going to marry. While I’ve had a few relationships in the past, she has had only one other relationship before me, who also happened to be her only other sexual companion. My girlfriend is very vanilla in the bedroom, which is fine for me, but the issue is that currently the only way for her to have an orgasm is to grind (dry hump) on my boxer shorts until she climaxes. This obviously causes her a little bit of embarrassment, along with some heavy rug

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HUBBY ON TINDER?

I had to write after reading your recent Savage Love Letter of the Day from a woman who spotted a friend’s husband on Tinder and didn’t know whether she should say something to her friend. My (single and tindering) friend has been mistaken for his identical (married and non-tindering) twin brother more than once on the app. They live in Seattle and Los Angeles, and so most people in their lives don’t realize they have a twin. My friend has freaked out his sister-in-law’s friends by popping up on their Tinder feed. It came out after the sister-in-law posted a photo of the twins together on social media and multiple people expressed extreme relief that her husband was not a cheater but an identical twin! DELUDED ACQUAINTANCES NEEDED ANSWERS Thanks for sharing, DANA! On the Lovecast, Dan chats with the kinksters from the NoSafeWord podcast: savagelovecast.com. mail@savagelove.net @fakedansavage on Twitter


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