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With a single shot What does an all out parliamentary war look like? The opening volley came in the form of the Conservatives 420-page omnibus budget implementation Bill C-38. A bill so all-encompassing it incorporates amendments to the Fisheries Act, Parks Canada Agency Act and the repeal of the Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act, as well as new provisions in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, legislation so varied that in order to read, comprehend and respond it would require a team of researchers the size of a small army. The NDP has returned fire with the threat to move to delete 200 provisions within the bill resulting in over 20 hours of debate. But perhaps the most direct and comprehensive shot at the bill came from the party with only one MP. Green Party leader Elizabeth May delivered a 5600-word point of order that quoted everything and everyone from Beauchesne's Parliamentary Rules, the Speaker of the House in 1988 and Maclean's columnist Andrew Coyne. The speech soon became one of the most read posts on Maclean's website and the unassuming, well-crafted point of order may have the best shot at defeating the juggernaut that is Bill C-38, essentially asking if this bill meets the standard of Parliament.

May's point of order proposes not to pull the bill into separate pieces, but instead uses Standing Order 68(3), which states, "No Bill may be introduced either in blank or imperfect shape." The imperfect shape of C-38, according to May's thesis, is the lack of coherent theme. This point of order appeals to the Speaker of the House to ensure legislation is in proper standing for consideration by Parliament. May's point of order uses historical evidence to prove the Speaker has the precedent to remove improper omnibus bills according to Standing Order 68. If May succeeds C-38 could be removed in its entirety and brought back to the proverbial drawing board. If May succeeds, she can bring down this piece of controversial legislation with one shot directly at the heart of the issue. It would be an outstanding win for democratic process, and, unlike the debate brought forward by the NDP and other opposition members, this decision doesn't rest with the MPs in a majority parliament. Instead, the final decision rests in the hands of the necessarily impartial Speaker who will weigh the legalities of May's one outstanding volley. V



BARE MINIMUM Alberta's minimum wage will finally increase after two and a half years of stagnation. On September 1 the minimum wage will be raised 35 cents from $9.40 to $9.75, except for liquor servers for whom the minimum wage will remain at $9.05. The new rate will move Alberta from

having the lowest to the second-lowest wage in the country. The new formula is based on the Average Weekly Earnings Index and CPI, but fails to take into account the low-income threshold, which Public Interest Alberta says an individual would have to earn $13 an hour to meet. Bill Moore Kilgannon, executive direc

tor of PIA states that the move to adjust the minimum wage fails to address the issue of poverty in the province, an issue Premier Alison Redford campaigned on. "Given that the Premier has made the commitment to end child poverty in five years, she is going to have to come up with a better minimum wage policy,"

says Moore-Kilgannon. "Children live in poverty because their parents are not able to earn a living wage." The minimum wage for liquor servers will not increase until the general minimum wage reaches $10.05, at which point the two will increase in tandem with a one dollar per hour difference. "It

is also frustrating to see that the government continues to try to justify paying liquor servers less than the minimum wage and is not increasing their wage on September 1," says Moore-Kilgannon. "Women make up the vast majority of liquor servers, so this policy hits women hard."

cally the report questions Canada's failure to incorporate provisions into domestic law, that Canadian law allows deportation despite a risk of torture, and the use of administrative detention to remove citizens based on

national security. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has been engaged in dialogue with the UN committee and had several specific concerns added to the concluding observations of the UN

committee, including the use of police force at G20 demonstrations and the Montréal student protests, and the need to recognize that private actors are capable of torture, therefore requiring the need for Canada to in

vestigate and provide remedy to, for example, cases of domestic violence. The UN committee has requested the Government of Canada implement specific recommendations and respond in writing by June 1, 2013.

LIVING UP TO CODE In 1985 Canada voluntarily signed on to the United Nations Convention Against Torture. In 2012 the UN has released an interim report that calls out the Canadian government for not adhering to those standards. Specifi

QUOTE OF THE WEEK "It [democracy] does not survive without the constant application of checks on abuse of power. It needs openness. Those things done by stealth invariably breed an unhealthy loss of respect in our democratic institutions. Sunlight is a great antiseptic. The myriad, unrelated pieces of legislation under cover of C-38, should, to respect Westminster Parliamentary democracy, be brought out of the shadows, and be tabled separately, and studied on their own merit." —Green Party Leader Elizabeth May on a point of order stating omnibus budget bill C-38 should be ruled an imperfect bill. June 4, 2012




Murky waters

Ending the Experimental Lakes Area an "assault" on environmental science


hen University of Alberta scientist Diane Orihel thinks of the camaraderie at the Experimental Lakes Area, she thinks of singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith. The world-renowned water research centre has a reputation for building close ties between researchers from all sorts of disciplines. So when one of the scientists at the station was about to retire, they called him to an emergency meeting to discuss an important policy change. What they actually handed him was an ad for a beachfront concert they'd arranged just for him that night, featuring country singer Fred Eaglesmith. By this time next year though, the northwestern Ontario facility will likely be closed. The federal government has decided to stop funding the Experimental Lakes Area by March 2013, arguing that it's time to hand it off to universities or a nongovernmental organization. University of Alberta researchers who work there say that's been tried and failed before. Some are gearing up for a fight to protect it. Orihel first went to the Experimental Lakes Area a decade ago to investigate how mercury flows through aquatic ecosystems. She is well aware that her research would

be impossible without having a lake's food web to experiment with. It's part of the reason she's helped found the Coalition to Save ELA. The group has been organizing petitions and asking fellow scientists and supporters across the country to make some noise and defend its unique work. Governments (including Pierre Trudeau's) have tried to shut down the ELA before, only to cave in to public backlash. Orihel's group is hoping to rally the same kind of outcry in phone calls and public letters from the scientific community that's nurtured decades of both studies and individuals at the facility. Being able to work with teams studying everything from water chemistry to invertebrates, she said, is as vital for the scientists' development as it is for their research. "Picture Precambrian rock, clear lakes, evergreen trees, undulating landscapes," Orihel said. "For a lot of people, it really allows them to make their connection with nature in a way that you really can't do if you're working in a laboratory. You'd lose your skills of being a naturalist. You may be able to study that particular fish, invertebrate or algae in a laboratory, but you've lost the context."

Since 1968, research immersed in that context of a lake environment has changed what's in our detergents, our air and our water. One of the first studies at the ELA dramatically showed that after adding phosphorus to a lake, it became smothered in green algae. That led to legislation removing phosphates from our detergents. More recent studies have exposed effects of hormones in our water, and hydroelectric reservoirs' greenhouse gas problems.

U of A ecologist David Schindler helped start the ELA in the 1960s, and says the ability to experiment with whole lake ecosystems gives research there the punch to influence decisions. "The reason for that initially," Dr Schindler says, "was that the then-director of the Freshwater Institute found that policy-makers were reluctant to make policy when the only evidence they saw was in a little beaker or aquarium." Since then, it's never stopped producing research with major policy implications. In the U of A's Department of Biology, Rolf Vinebrooke leads research at the ELA on how lakes recover from stresses like acidification and warming. Vincent St Louis, based in the same department, has been part of a

joint US-Canadian study expected to have major impacts on setting mercury emissions standards. Dr Schindler himself has been part of an experiment running for over 40 years to compare what happens when combinations of nitrogen and phosphorus are added to lakes. Governments from Manitoba to the Baltic Sea have been watching its results because both are found in agricultural runoff and sewage. The study has shown, says Schindler, that governments trying to cut down on algal blooms could save billions by focusing just on reducing phosphorus. Fisheries and Oceans Parliamentary Secretary Randy Kamp has said the ELA would be better managed by a university or a non-governmental organization, but the evidence for that seems weak. Only a few years ago, says Schindler, the government tried this and found it wasn't feasible.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans currently acts as a yearround presence at the station, supporting university scientists coming in to do research. U of A representatives said it doesn't make sense to ask a university to support the administrative costs of all of the multinational partners that use the

facility. Even if they wanted to, they added, universities' funding and research cycles aren't stable enough. "They're four-year cycles," Orihel points out, "so you can't do whole ecosystem experimentation within that timeframe. Long-term ecological monitoring has to be continuous, which doesn't fit into the kind of research that university researchers do. When you go out there, you become one part of a whole, and the DFO scientists provide the continuity there." It's unclear where the federal government expects the money to come from, since it's also cutting money for science and engineering research grants. Dr Schindler was recently in Ottawa testifying on the environmental laws getting drastic surgery in the omnibus budget legislation. He said the Conservative MPs on the Finance Committee seemed "hellbent" on both passing the bill and removing all the scientific tools to find out what its effects will be, like the Experimental Lakes Area and the ocean contaminants research program. "The only thing you can call it," says Schindler, "is a wholesale assault on environmental science." Chris phillips



Give my kid a zero

There is a political context to the no-zero policy in some Edmonton schools As a parent of 15-year-old boys about wrong as it would be an improper asto start high school in September, sessment of their progress. I've been fascinated by the public deBecause teachers and schools should bate that erupted last week when be interested in ensuring that their teacher Lynden Dorval was assessment of students is as suspended from his job at genuine and accurate as E Ross Sheppard High School possible, the theory states, C N FERE for refusing to follow the INTER then instead of giving a @vu ricardo school's policy of not giving zero they should go out of o Ricard a zeros to students for assigntheir way to make sure that ñ u c A ments and tests that were not students actually complete handed in. the work in order to be properly asThe policy is not exclusive to Ross sessed. Work-ethic, responsibility and Sheppard. It is not district wide in Edaccountability, as much as they are monton, but there are many schools desirable outcomes of education, are in the city that have opted to implenot actually part of the curriculum. ment the no-zero policy. It's also not a As such, we should not be using asnew policy or idea—the ideas behind a sessment or marks as tools to modify no-zero or soft-zero policy have been or improve those behaviours. around for well over a decade now. That's the theoretical grounding beThe purpose of school assessment hind the policy. What has not been is to measure how well a student spoken about too much in this debate has learned and processed the objecis that there are also very specific tives that exist in the curriculum. In political reasons that principals may other words, you are trying to assess choose to implement a no-zero polithe level to which the student has cy, and they revolve around the way learned what they were supposed to schools are funded. learn, and whether they can apply it in a practical way (through a test or Since school boundaries were an assignment). An incomplete test opened up in Edmonton (meaning or assignment does not mean that that you no longer have to attend the student has not learned the mayour designated community school), terial, so giving them a zero would be schools in the city have been forced


to compete with each other to attract students. One of the ways they do this is by boasting about their completion rates. This is reinforced by concerted efforts on the part of Alberta Education to boost what are currently some of the lowest high school completion rates in the country. Having a no-zero policy serves both of these objectives, as no zeros means more students complete their

on front-line teachers. In a system where classrooms are over-crowded, where individual progress plans need to be completed for many students in the classroom, and where teaching assistants have all but disappeared, to ask teachers to spend months chasing around a handful of students for their assignments, to schedule after hours exams, and to mark these assignments and exams off-cycle on

A no-zero policy puts the entire burden on the teachers to ensure that every student in every class hands in every assignment and writes every test.

courses and high school. The second political reason for the implementation of the policy is the convoluted funding formula for schools. If a student at a school gets under 25 percent, the school does not receive their per capita funding for that student. If you're not giving out zeros, then you're far less likely to have students coming in under that 25 percent level. The other factor that has been largely ignored in this debate is the impact that a no-zero policy has


their evenings and weekends seems excessive. A no-zero policy puts the entire burden on the teachers to ensure that every student in every class hands in every assignment and writes every test. In a well-funded system with small classes and well-funded teacher supports, that would not be a problem. In the system we have today it borders on abusive. In the end, although the theory may have its merits, its implementation in Alberta schools seems to come about more because of financial and politi-

cal imperatives than because of pedagogical grounding. As such, it reinforces flawed education policy and a flawed funding system and ultimately hurts students. Moreover, as a parent, I recognize that building work-ethic and responsibility is not part of the curriculum, but it is a critical part of the rationale for a publicly funded education system. The no zero policy provides no onus on my children to take responsibility for their work, and provides no negative consequences for failing to fulfill their obligations. If parents and schools are truly meant to be partners in helping our children become responsible and critically aware members of our society, then a no-zero policy in this climate is an abandonment of that responsibility on the part of schools. As a parent, therefore, I beg of you, please give my children a zero when they don't complete their work. It will make them better people and better students, and make it possible for me to do my part in their education. V Ricardo Acuña is the executive director of the Parkland Institute, a non-partisan, public policy research institute housed at the University of Alberta.



A national conversation

Quebec protests call attention to education across the country In 1966 the government of Canada signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which committed to higher education being made "equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education." According to the Canadian Association of University Teachers government funding as a percentage of university operating budgets declined from 84.2 percent in 1979, to 58.3 percent in 2009, placing a greater burden on individual payments through tuition. None of this was decided as part of a major election issue, or even a full piece of legislation in Parliament. Today, there are hundreds of thousands

but the result was the same: higher tuition for students and lower government funding into the base operating budgets of universities and colleges. But the disparate way in which it happened means there was never a unified approach to post-secondary education funding, or the student movements that opposed them. The impact of the student protests in Quebec could generate the momentum to talk about a subject that was left behind. Students' Union Vice President Petros Kusmu says the protests have resulted in a more positive start to his term with the University of Alberta Students' Union. "It's a surprise because these kind of issues never get talked

It's one of these true revolutionary moments because it starts with one issue that is fairly serious but it broadens into this huge discussion that encompasses so many things about the society that we live in. of people marching in the streets of Montréal bringing this debate into the public. For the rest of Canada it's bringing up controversial questions about the public funding of education many thought was already settled.

As the federal government removed post-secondary education funding, the provinces were left figuring out how to make up the gap. While fees in BC remained frozen between 1996 and 2002, this was the greatest period of tuition expansion in Alberta with fees growing by 297 percent after inflation. In 2000 fees in Manitoba were reduced by 10 percent and then frozen and fees in Quebec remained frozen for close to a decade. Every province went about the debate differently at different times,

about over the summer when school's out," says Kusmu.

In the University of Alberta Students' Council, councillor Brent Kelly has brought forward a motion to discuss the controversial Bill 78 and its impact on students' free speech. Over the past several weeks groups such as the Student Worker Action Group have begun organizing solidtarity protests here in the city, and organizers have started a Casserole solidarity night here in Edmonton, while the night has caught on in 60 other communities across the country. Kusmu believes this attention is having a positive impact on student's relationships with politicians here in Alberta. He points to statements made by Advanced Education and


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Enterprise Minister Stephen Khan that the market modifiers fee placed on students were a one-time adjustment and that there is a commitment to the CPI cap placed on tuition increases into the future—a move that effectively froze tuition in Alberta in 2007. "Our advocacy efforts have been shifting from tuition hikes to more about the big picture of student debt, so in that sense it's giving strength to our message that there's more than tuition when it comes to getting a degree," says Kusmu. But when it comes to discussing the base level of tuition that was allowed to grow unchecked, Kusmu is unsure as to whether that debate will take hold, but says it is possible. "More people will start realizing that it's too damn high and that it's leaving people out of the system," he says. Rob Butz, a political activist involved in numerous organizations in Alberta decided to travel to Quebec to check out the protests for himself and try to understand how the movement was able to take root. After speaking with citizens and protesters and participating in organizing processes, Butz attributes the success of the movement to an organizing strategy that works. While public demonstration has a strong history in Quebec, the grassroots structure of this movement has resulted in a devolved movement with a greater impact. "What they really did was foment this model of a coalition where the assemblies had to be the highest decision-making authority for the stirke so it took some power away from more moderate groups and put it into a directly democratic structure," says Butz. What Butz has come to discover is that the protest goes past discussions of just tuition. "People understand it goes far beyond tuition and how tuition leads to high debt, but that it really is understood as part of a larger program to remake Quebec society, and [Quebec premier Jean Charest] has talked about this." says Butz. The debate over the controversial Bill 78 and corresponding Aboriginal resistance movements against Plan Nord, a massive resource extraction strategy for the north of Quebec planned by Charest have broadened the student protests into something more. Columns in nationally syndicated papers have run through the topics on the entitled attitudes of students today to the uselessness of arts degrees to the new economic realities young people face. "It's one of these true revolutionary moments because it starts with one issue that is fairly serious but it broadens into this huge discussion that encompasses so many things about the society that we live in," says Butz. SAMANTHA POWER




Open door policy

What if China allowed mass immigration? What if China, flush with its new point. The Americans have let it hapwealth, opened its doors to mass pen. Why? immigration? It would make sense I'm not saying it is a bad thing. Perfrom an economic and social point of sonally, I like it. But it is an extraordiview, because its one-child-per-family nary thing. Sixty years ago the United policy has produced a young generaStates was a country whose population far smaller than the one tion was overwhelmingly of that now does most of the white European descent. work. China's population is The only really big minority "ageing" (ie its average age was the black and mixedm o .c weekly e@vue is going up) faster than any gwynn race descendants of African e Gwynn other country in history, and slaves, who accounted for Dyer about one-eighth of the popuit could certainly do with some more young people. lation. And then the United States If it had an immigration policy like opened the gates very wide. that of the United States, it could Last month the US Census Bureau fill all the gaping holes in the workrevealed that non-white births in the force that will open up when the country narrowly exceeded the numpresent adult generation retires, and ber of births to white Americans for there would be enough people workthe first time. There are some curious ing and paying taxes to support that kinks in the statistics, such as the fact older generation in its "golden years." that Spanish-speaking whites are not Otherwise, there will be barely one counted as white, but the message worker for each retiree, and their is clear: the next adult generation in post-retirement years will be far from the United States will not be majority golden. white. So let's suppose China opens the So why did the last two generations gates. (Stay with me on this.) The imof Americans, who were still mostly of migrants would come, from all over European descent, let it happen? Did the world. Probably most would be they welcome and encourage it, as a from south and south-east Asia (India, good thing for the country's future? Pakistan, Burma, Indonesia, the PhilipOr were they just asleep at the wheel? pines), but plenty of Russians would Some Americans certainly did encome too. So would Arabs from the courage it, arguing that turning the slums of Cairo, and Congolese from United States into a microcosm of the the slums of Kinshasa, and Mexicans whole world was fulfilling its destiny, fleeing the bloody war on drugs. and that the sheer diversity of its fuThere would be young Europeans ture population would give it a huge coming too, fleeing the 25-to-50 percompetitive advantage in the world. cent youth unemployment rates of But there were not many people who Spain, Italy and Greece. Some Amerimade that argument, and there is cans would also come, like former actually little evidence to show that automobile workers from Rust-Belt ethnic diversity makes a country more states hoping that their skills would competitive. find employment in what is now the Nor did this immense change hapworld's biggest car-maker. China's polpen while the old white population itics wouldn't deter them; they have was just not paying attention. There already tried being free and poor, and were debates about immigration polsome of them would be willing to icy all the time, there was plenty of trade. information about where the current They would all come, and China immigration policy was leading, and would be transformed. In 50 or 60 Americans simply let it happen. years it would be one of the world's One explanation that sounds plausimost diverse societies. Almost all ble is that it was about fairness. As dethe new immigrants would learn to scendants of immigrants themselves, speak some Chinese, of course, but they felt that they could not deny their children would be fluent in the others the same opportunities. Many language. Indeed, they would think of older white Americans were clearly themselves as Chinese, even though uneasy about the new social reality their skins were white, brown or black that was springing up around them, and their religions Muslim, Christian, but most of them remained true to Buddhist or Hindu. their ideals and never mobilized to Some tens of millions of them stop it. would already have intermarried with Maybe the last two generations of ethnic Chinese, if only because there Americans were a lot less racist than are tens of millions of young Chinese many people—including many Amerimen who will otherwise remain uncans—thought. Or perhaps they were married. (The Chinese have been killall silently aware that only 500 years ing too many of their baby girls.) And ago, none of the births in North Amereverybody would live more or less ica were white. V happily ever after. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are I know. It's never going to happen, published in 45 countries. His column because the Chinese would never appears each week in Vue Weekly. let it happen. But that's precisely the





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WALK ALBERTA • Rainbow Valley Campground, 13204-45 Ave: St Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club, walk on paved and dirt trails and residential streets, 5 or 10km; Jun 12, 6:30-9pm • Kinsmen Sport Centre, 9100 Waterdale Hill: St Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club: walk on river valley trails through the U of A Campus; 6km or 10km; Jun 14, 6:30-9pm; Lou Arsenault, 780.249.5860, • Pigeon Lake Provincial Park, Concession area: Wetaskiwin Volkssport Walking Club, walk on groomed lakeside and woodland trails, 5km or 10km; Jun 16, 12:30-3pm; Niels Breum, 780.984.8638, nbreum@ • Pigeon Lake Southeast Parking Lot: Day of walking, 5km or 10km; Jun 16, 9-11:30am; David Hall, 780.951.2882,

VEGETARIANS OF ALBERTA • Bonnie Doon Community Hall, 9240-93 St • events • Monthly Potluck and book sale: bring a vegan dish to serve 8 people, your own plate, cup, cutlery, serving spoon • $3 (member)/$5 (non-member)

Milner Library theatre (basement), 7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 100 St, 102 Ave • It's Time for Electoral Reform: Alberta with Proportional Representation: with panelists Gil McGowan, Ricardo Acuña, Samantha Power and Steve Patten; discussion to follow • Jun 7, 7-9pm • Free

QUEER AFFIRM SUNNYBROOK–Red Deer • Sunnybrook United Church, Red Deer • 403.347.6073 • Affirm welcome LGBTQ people and their friends, family, and allies meet the 2nd Tue, 7pm, each month

BISEXUAL WOMEN'S COFFEE GROUP • A social group for bi-curious and bisexual women every 2nd Tue each month, 8pm • com/group/bwedmonton BUDDYS NITE CLUB • 11725B Jasper Ave • 780.488.6636 • Tue with DJ Arrow Chaser, free pool all night; 9pm (door); no cover • Wed with DJ Dust’n Time; 9pm (door); no cover • Thu: Men’s Wet Underwear Contest, win prizes, hosted by Drag Queen DJ Phon3 Hom3; 9pm (door); no cover before 10pm • Fri Dance Party with DJ Arrow Chaser; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm • Sat: Feel the rhythm with DJ Phon3 Hom3; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm EDMONTON PRIME TIMERS (EPT) • Unitarian Church of Edmonton, 10804-119 St • A group of older gay men who have common interests meet the 2nd Sun, 2:30pm, for a social period, short meeting and guest speaker, discussion panel or potluck supper. Special interest groups meet for other social activities throughout the month. E:

EPLC FELLOWSHIP PAGAN STUDY GROUP • Pride Centre of Edmonton • • Free year long course; Family circle 3rd Sat each month • Everyone welcome

Strathcona Community League • Japanese Martial Art of Aikido • Every Tue 7:30-9:30pm; Thu 6-8pm

cona Farmers' Market • Silent vigil the 1st and 3rd Sat, 10-11am, each month, stand in silence for a world without violence

FLASH NIGHT CLUB • 10018-105 St • 780.969.9965 • Thu Goth + Industrial Night: Indust:real Assembly with DJ Nanuck; 10pm (door); no cover • Triple Threat Fridays: DJ Thunder, Femcee DJ Eden Lixx • DJ Suco beats every Sat • E:



Edmonton Park • 780.483.3021 • The Party of the Century: Celebrating 100 yrs, activities for adults and children • Jun 16, 10am-midnight • $5

• Meet every Tue, 7-9pm; helps members develop confidence in public speaking and leadership • T: Antonio Balce at 780.463.5331

G.L.B.T.Q SAGE BOWLING CLUB • 780.474.8240,


AWA 12-STEP SUPPORT GROUP • Braeside Presbyterian Church bsmt, N. door, 6 Bernard Dr, Bishop St, Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St Albert • For adult children of alcoholic and dysfunctional families • Every Mon 7:30pm

Cha Island Tea Co • 10332-81 Ave • Games Night: Board games and card games • Every Mon, 7pm

EDMONTON BIKE ART NIGHTS • BikeWorks, 10047-80 Ave, back alley entrance • Art Nights • Every Wed, 6-9pm EDMONTON NEEDLECRAFT GUILD • Avonmore United Church Basement, 82 Ave, 79 St • • Classes/workshops, exhibitions, guest speakers, stitching groups for those interested in textile arts • Meet the 2nd Tue each month, 7:30pm

FOOD ADDICTS • St Luke's Anglican Church, 8424-95 Ave • 780.465.2019/780.634.5526 • 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

HOME–Energizing Spiritual Community for Passionate Living • Garneau/Ashbourne Assisted Living Place, 11148-84 Ave • Home: Blends music, drama, creativity and reflection on sacred texts to energize you for passionate living • Every Sun 3-5pm

THE ALBERTA LABOUR HISTORY INSTITUTE (ALHI) CONFERENCE • U of A • • Learning from the Past, Changing the Future: Labour activists, university professors and social justice advocates will soon be sharing knowledge and experiences, debating ideas and examining pivotal events in Alberta’s history in Edmonton • Jun 13-15

LOTUS QIGONG • 780.477.0683 • Downtown • Practice group meets every Thu MEDITATION • Strathcona Library • • Weekly meditation drop-in; every Tue, 7-8:30pm

WOMEN IN BLACK • In Front of the Old Strath-

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS THE AVE WE HAD: A LIVING HISTORY • Alberta Avenue Community League Hall, 9210-118 Ave • Rat Creek Press unveils the Oral History Project for Alberta Avenue: Parkdale, Cromdale, Eastwood and Alberta Avenue Communities celebrate the lives and stories of the people who built the second oldest community in North Edmonton, hosted by Rick Harp with speaker Jocelyn Brown (EPL Writer-inResidence) • Jun 9, 3-5:30pm • Free

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER INFO SESSION • Habitat for Humanity PreFab Shop, 13044 Yellowhead Tr • 780.887.1794 • Every 2nd Sat each month • Jun 9, 11am • Free

IT'S TIME FOR ELECTORAL REFORM: ALBERTA WITH PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION • Stanlvey Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 100 St, 102 Ave • Evening of panelists and open mic discussion about Proportional Representation in Alberta • Jun 7, 7-9pm

LABOUR HISTORY INSTITUTE CONFERENCE • U of A Campus, Telus Centre • 780.481.2347 • Lessons from the Past, Visions of the Future, a conference sponsored by the Alberta Labour History Institute featuring: story circles on historical themes and events; academic work in labour history; Maria Dunn and friends performing “Troublemakers”; labour film night at the Garneau Theatre; labour history displays by organizations across Canada • Jun 13-15 • Pre-register at; • Maria Dunn’s “Troublemakers” Show: Lecture Theatre 1, Humanities Bldg, U of A, Saskatchewan Dr, 111 St: Jun 13, 8pm; $15 (Separate tickets for Maria's show) • Labour History Film Night: Metro Cinema’s Garneau Theatre, 9712-109 St: Featuring Bread & Roses (Ken Loach, 1984); Jun 14, 6:3pm; $10 • Co-ed Bellydancing • Bootcamp: Garneau Elementary, 10925-87 Ave. at 7pm • Bowling: Ed's Rec Centre, WEM, Tue 6:45pm • Curling: Granite Curling Club; 780.463.5942 • Running: Kinsmen • Spinning: MacEwan Centre, 109 St, 104 Ave • Swimming: NAIT pool, 11762-106 St • Volleyball: every Tue, 7-9pm; St. Catherine School, 10915-110 St; every Thu, 7:30-9:30pm at Amiskiwiciy Academy, 101 Airport Rd

Church, 10804-119 St • 780.474.8240 • Every 2nd and last Fri each Month, 7-10:30pm

ST PAUL'S UNITED CHURCH • 11526-76 Ave • 780.436.1555 • People of all sexual orientations are welcome • Every Sun (10am worship) WOMONSPACE • 780.482.1794 •, • A Non-profit lesbian social organization for Edmonton and surrounding area. Monthly activities, newsletter, reduced rates included with membership. Confidentiality assured

WOODYS VIDEO BAR • 11723 Jasper Ave • 780.488.6557 • Mon: Amateur Strip Contest; prizes with Shawana • Tue: Kitchen 3-11pm • Wed: Karaoke with Tizzy 7pm-1am; Kitchen 3-11pm • Thu: Free pool all night; kitchen 3-11pm • Fri: Mocho Nacho Fri: 3pm (door), kitchen open 3-11pm

SPECIAL EVENTS BIG WHEELS DELIVER MEALS • 103 Ave, betw 111 St and 112 St • Edmonton Meals on Wheels street party fundraiser and barbeque • Jun 8, 11am2pm BIKEOLOGY FESTIVAL • Various locations • 780.982.8520 • • Festival Day: music, kids’ entertainment, free bike check up, pedalyour-own smoothies, trials riders at Beaver Hills Park, 105 St, Jasper Ave: Jun 16, 12-4pm • Bikey Breakfasts in cafes, Movie Mondays at Metro Cinema, Mocktails on the Bridge and a Ride-In Movie (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) in the river valley under the stars. We have a DIY spirit, with Bike-jewelry Workshops, Salons and other learning opportunities

BIKE DAY–Callingwood Farmers’ Market • • June is Bike Month in Edmonton: Get a free tune-up for summer! Mechanics from the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' Society to tune-up bikes and answer any questions (10am-3pm) • Jun 10

ECBEA–Edmonton Chinese Bilingual Education Association • City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • • Award Ceremony • Jun 10, 1-4:30pm

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH • Old Strathcona Antique Mall, 10323-78 Ave • GANG (Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation) Fundraiser, antique appraisals • Jun 9, 1-4pm • Proceeds to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation

MS BIKE TOUR–Leduc to Camrose • Starts in Nisku, overnight in Camrose, back to Nisku • A weekend of riding, fun and adventure to help end MS • Jun 9, 7:30am • Natasha Birchall, 780.463.1190;

IMPROVAGANZA MUSCLE BEACH AND BOYS BIKINI BIKE WASH • Wilbert McIntyre Park, 8331-104 St • Rapid Fire Theatre's Californiastyle Bike Wash; have your bicycle buffed by the bikini-clad boys of Rapid Fire Theatre and watch the RFT ladies pump iron • Jun 9, 12pm

MAYOR'S CELEBRATION FOR THE ARTS– Strathcona County • Agora, Strathcona County Community Centre • Featuring The Terrell Edwards Band; presenting Strathcona County arts appreciation awards • Jun 16, 6:30pm • $75 at 780.718.0486

SENIORS SENSATION • Capilano Conference Centre, 4960-93 Ave • Fundraiser for the new Seniors Centre in Mill Woods featuring western and Indian cuisine, comedy (Uncle Nacho and other) Indian dance performances and drummers; dressy casual, or ethnic dress • Jun 8, 6:30-10pm • $50 at TIX on the Square sTand ouT • Various venues downtown edmonton • • Edmonton Pride Festival 2012 • Features the Pride Parade and Celebration on the Square, educational sessions, family events, historical tours, art exhibits, a movie night, the annual Mayor’s Brunch in support of Camp fYrefly • Jun 8-17 • City Hall: Pride Festival Kick-off: Jun 8, 7pm

SUIT YOURSELF • Delta Edmonton South Hotel • 4th Annual Afternoon Tea in support of disadvantaged women who are searching for jobs or starting out in the workforce • Jun 10, 12:30-3:30pm • $45 at 780.488.9930 or

The Alberta Federation of Labour invites you to

The Party of the Century! The Alberta Federation of Labour is 100 years old – and we’re celebrating with the Party of the Century at Fort Edmonton Park on June 16. Enjoy all the regular park activities, including the midway and horse rides, as well as face-painting, games for the kids, a concert by Juno-nominated singer Maria Dunn, parades and refreshments.

G.L.B.T.Q SENIORS GROUP • S.A.G.E Bldg, Craftroom, 15 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.474.8240 • Meeting for gay seniors, and for any seniors who have gay family members and would like some guidance • Every Thu, 1-4:30pm • Info: T: Jeff Bovee 780.488.3234, E: tuff

GAY SENIORS ANNUAL STRAWBERRY TEA • S.A.G.E Bldg, 15 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • Jun 14, 1:30-4pm • Free, donations welcome; Info: T: Jeff 780.474.8240; E: tuff@ ILLUSIONS SOCIAL CLUB • The Junction, 10242106 St • • 780.387.3343 • Crossdressers meet 2nd Fri every month, 8:30pm

JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY • 10242-106 St • 780.756.5667 • • Open Tues-Sat: Community bar with seasonal patio • Beat the clock Tue • WINGSANITY Wed, 5-10pm • Free pool Tue and Wed • Karaoke Wed, 9-12pm • Fri Steak Night, 5-9pm • Frequent special events: drag shows, leather nights, bear bashes, girls nights • DJs every Fri and Sat, 10pm LIVING POSITIVE • 404, 10408-124 St • • 1.877.975.9448/780.488.5768 • Confidential peer support to people living with HIV • Tue, 7-9pm: Support group • Daily drop-in, peer counselling



PRIDE CENTRE OF EDMONTON • Moving • 780.488.3234 • admin@pridecentreofedmonton. org • Daily: YouthSpace (Youth Drop-in): Tue-Fri:

10804-119 St • The past, the present and the future:


COMEDY AND LIVE MUSIC NIGHT • Yellowhead Brewery, 10229-105 St • Comedy and live music benefit night for Oxfam Canada featuring comedy with Andrew Grose and music by Souljah Fyah, Our Sound Machine, the Command Sisters. and silent auction • Jun 14, 7pm • $25 at;

E: • Every Wed, 1:30-3:30pm


com/makingwaves_edm • Recreational/competitive swimming. Socializing after practices • Every Tue/Thu

Earth's General Store, 9605-82 Ave • Falafels, tahini drizzle, marinated kale kelp noodle salad; Jun 10

3-7pm; Sat: 2-6:30pm • Men Talking with Pride: Support group for gay, bisexual and transgendered men to discuss current issues; Sun: 7-9pm • HIV Support Group: for people living with HIV/AIDS; 2nd Mon each month, 7-9pm • TTIQ: Education and support group for transgender, transsexual, intersexed and questioning people, their friends, families and allies; 2nd Tue each month, 7:309:30pm • Counselling: Free, short-term, solutionfocused counselling, provided by professionally trained counsellors; every Wed, 6-9pm • Youth Movie: Every Thu, 6:30-8:30pm


For 100 years, Alberta workers have been fighting for their rights and their communities – now it’s time to party! The highlight of a year of celebrations across the province will be at Fort Edmonton Park on June 16, with a full day of activities providing fun for adults and children. Members and guests are invited to contact us for tickets at 780-483-3021 or 1-800-661-3995 or by email at

A limited number of tickets are available at a reduced rate of only $5!




The Last Waltz

The elegiac Last Waltz

Fri, Jun 8 – Sun, Jun 10 Directed by Martin Scorsese Metro Cinema at the Garneau Originally Released: 1978


orn and bred in rural Arkansas, Levon Helm was the sole American amidst a bunch of guys from Southern Ontario, all of them deeply enamoured of American musical traditions. He was also the second eldest in a group utterly seduced by the romance of the deep past. Yet no matter how old-timey the Band's image

and musical roots, its songs blurred 1865, 1934 and 1971 seamlessly, and could just as easily conjure horny young men's escapades as the consolation of front porches or scenes from the Civil War. I don't know quite why I've always imagined Helm as the protagonist in so many of the Band's songs, even ones he didn't sing. Helm going to the race track, mounting the scaffolds, chopping wood. It sends an extra ache through me to think of him gone, makes the songs recede just a little into sepia. He not only survived

but performed (in Edmonton!) and recorded for well over a decade after being diagnosed with throat cancer and then suddenly, there he is, dead at 71 this past April, still shy of the age of the narrator of "Rocking Chair." As a way to mark Helm's passing and to remind us how lively and truly alive the Band's music still feels, Metro Cinema will be screening The Last Waltz (1978), Martin Scorsese's magisterial, elegiac document of the Band's final concert at the Winter-

land Ballroom. I remember hearing Billy Bob Thorton declare Helm to be the only guy in music history to not look funny singing lead vocals while playing the drums, and there's no arguing with Helm's confidence and coolness and radiant joy while delivering lyrics and frequently funkified backbeat to "Up on Cripple Creek," "Ophelia" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." Of course, even if you're not necessarily a huge fan of Helm or the Band, so long as you have any interest at all in Ameri-

can music in the 1960s and '70s the film is a treasure trove, occasionally overblown but often gorgeous, with an incredible lineup of guest stars, including Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Muddy Waters, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. I especially like it when Van Morrison turns up in a crazyass one-piece jumpsuit and does his hilarious Rockette kicks at the end of "Caravan." I think they just made drugs better back then.

The trilogy has also been screened at Edmonton's International Film Festival, which shows the caliber of 'emerging' under-30 talent in the city. "That's one example of showing the progression of Edmonton film artists through Nextfest. And the director of that, Galen [Pendleton], is off to bigger and better things. He works professionally as director now."

had," he says with unconcealed excitement. "It's really quite heart-felt, and a really moving piece." Old favourites will also be showing, such as Simon Glassman's Felt Up series, featuring audio of real-life awkward sexual encounters played out with puppets. "The one thing I come back to again and again, through curating Nextfest, is that all this talent is actually here in our city," says Schuurman, adding that the small film scene is struggling to return to its heyday. "It's no one thing, we have a bit of a brain-drain when it comes to film; and the funding and support could always be better too. But I mean it's certainly not for lack of skill and talent."




Filmfest Sat, Jun 9 – Sun, Jun 10 Curated by Matthew Schuurman Metro Cinema at the Garneau


few years ago, zombies dominated the Filmfest at Nextfest. This year it's all about Ryan Byrne, Halloween and strings—films of all forms and sometimes none at all. "The festival is kind of dictated by the submissions I receive," says Matthew Schuurman, the event curator. "I go through them and I see what I like and quite often the content submitted will determine the feel of the festival." The first program is a collection of shorts and the web series, The People That Touch Your Food. All of the films in this program involve writer-director Ryan Byrne and his regular entou-


A look at The People That Touch Your Food

rage of actors and fellow producers. Schuurman was initially hesitant to have such a large focus on Byrne but eventually thought "why not?" He is also excited to screen the last

film of the Nightmare Island trilogy, which debuted at Nextfest two years ago. "It's been received very well, and I'd say that it's one of the festival favorites for sure," Schuurman notes.


Nextfest newcomer Anthony Goertz will premier his documentary Dump, which explores the world-renowned Edmonton Waste Management site. The enlisted doc is a first for the festival, says Schuurman, who has been waiting for years to feature a documentary. "I've always wanted to have a documentary and this is the first one we've




The Kid With a Bike


“A TRIUMPH!” - The Playlist, INDIEWIRE

A two-wheeling force of childish will



verywhere, we see Cyril. And Cyril searches everywhere for a man who doesn't want him, who can't bring himself to care anymore. If Cyril were an adult, we'd think he's psychologically damaged. But he's a 12-year-old boy, and we watch him, running away and eluding his foster-home carers and pedalling off, determined to find his father, refusing to believe his dad's not interested in seeing him anymore. And while Cyril's bike recalls the neo-realist masterpiece The Bicycle Thieves, and Cyril's usual red shirt may even suggest that classic child's cityodyssey The Red Balloon, this film's closest to the Dardennes' second work and their masterpiece, Rosetta.

There we watched, and watched, and watched a young Belgian woman determined to get work, to escape the trailer park and her alcoholic mother. The Dardennes' six great social-realist films (and The Kid with a Bike, winner of Cannes' Grand Prix last year, is one of their best) have been turning the physical expressions of slapstick inside-out, into the personal motions of daily struggle. Since 1996, their films have been about working-class and underclass people's gestures and movements, their dreams and mistakes translated into physical labour and strain. As Cyril, Thomas Doret's a force of childish will, savagely stubborn in his pursuit of his dad (Dardenne regular Jérémie Renier) until he runs headlong into a hairdresser (Cécile de France). Their chance collision leads to her gently taking him in, looking

after him on weekends. De France is the first star the Dardennes have worked with, and she suffuses Samantha with a quiet, patient concern, a goodness so basic it makes Cyril's plight all the more urgent. When he realizes his father's abandoned him, his reaction's heartbreaking—he could plunge into a cycle of psychological damage. Cyril's taken in by a sly, dangerous father-figure before the story careens relentlessly towards what looks to be a heartbreaking ending. But the Dardennes smoothly shift one gear up in the film's coda, offering a sting of humility before a flash of quiet grace. And then we're left watching after one boy on his bike, stubbornly himself, moving and moving and moving through his little world, a force to be reckoned with and respected.


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Mon, Jun 11 – Thu, Jun 21 Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne Metro Cinema at the Garneau


The Bride Wore Black


Snow White and the Huntsman

A Bride scorned

Sat, Jun 9 – Wed, Jun 13 Directed by François Truffaut Metro Cinema at the Garneau Originally released: 1968


t begins with what might be the most intriguing pair of back-to-back scenes in the whole picture: a credit sequence playing over the image of multiple identical photos of Jeanne Moreau being spit out of a machine onto a tray with a certain disconcerting violence, almost like a slashing knife, and then a scene where an older woman prevents Moreau from leaping out a window. The energy is sinister and disconcerting. The ambiguity grabs you and only burgeons. Where is this going? It will take a little while to answer this. We see Moreau come to men, one by one, like an apparition, always dressed in all-black or all-white, her haunted beauty accented by the darkness below her eyes (the flaw that makes her beauty more startling). She finds a way to isolate these men, often watering a lot of plants along the way. Eventually she kills them. She's got a hit list and is checking the names off one at a time. Want more details? Be-


cause this could all be spoilers. Here it comes: the men she's eliminating were all in a room one day with a gun, and that gun, in a stupid accident, killed her husband as bride and groom stood right outside the church where they'd just been wed. So yes, the premise is pretty much Kill Bill (2003, 2004) though Tarantino, who you'd think has seen everything, claims never to have seen The Bride Wore Black (1968). Having already successfully ushered David Goodis into the French New Wave with his second feature, Shoot the Piano Player (1960), François Truffaut returned to American crime fiction with The Bride Wore Black, whose story was taken from the novel by Cornell Woolrich (writing under the name William Irish), an author whose work had earlier formed the basis for Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954), a film that Truffaut, by this point in his careers as critic, filmmaker and Hitchcock scholar, had probably absorbed into his DNA. And so it's not surprising to discover that The Bride Wore Black feels as much like an adaptation of Hitchcock as of Woolrich, though the brush-

strokes are so broad, the suspense so mechanical and diminishing with each return, and the characters so low on charm or intrigue or humour or real perversity, that it's rather like Hitchcock without everything that makes Hitchcock truly memorable. It doesn't help matters than none of Moreau's bride-window's victims are particularly interesting or shaded. It's not that hard to see them go. And even on the basest level there's nothing especially lurid or interesting about the way in which she kills them. The film feels so studied in its Hitchcockness it might as well be Brian De Palma, except that it doesn't even have the sensationalism or showoffery of De Palma. It is curious, well crafted and without much purpose or drive. Truffaut himself would later deem it a failure. But it was shot by Raoul Coutard, with many peculiar angels and interesting shots that track objects moving through space, and Moreau is never hard to spend time with, so if you're curious, or just a Truffaut completist, it is at least a watchable failure. JOSEF BRAUN



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he vengeance of a girl taken from home and forced to wed a middleaged king? A wicked stepmother's envy of the beautiful girl she inherits? The narcissism of an aging witch? Missing the target, Snow White and the Huntsman never figures out what its story's really about. There's gritty, gothic atmosphere and enjoyably vicious acting turns, but, ultimately, this latest fairy-tale adaptation's only one maturity-star above last year's Twi-lite Red Riding Hood. After Ravenna (Charlize Theron) connives to kill the king, her enchanted mirror tells her the heart of Snow White (Kristen Stewart) will give the wicked queen immortality, but the princess manages to escape. She convinces her hired pursuer, a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), to help her.

Theron relishes the role, her queen almost a sad commentary on the plight of the aging Hollywood actress, doomed never to be a young starlet again. Although the dwarves are, oddly, played by non-little-people (Bob Hoskins, Eddie Marsan and others), rendered small with F/X, the Brits make the most of their elfin characters. But a beach-stranded moment in Snow White's escape plays like a perfume ad. The enchanted forest sequence slips into a cutesy, Narnia-like Christ-parable. There's no real spark between the leads. At best, Snow White and the Huntsman is pretty but forgettable. At worst, as with its occasionally anachronistic dialogue ("passed away," "OK") and its heroine's sadly undeveloped character, there's something rather hollow about these dark woods. BRIAN GIBSON



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MIRROR MIRROR (G) DAILY 1:10, 3:30, 7:00, 9:20

BLAZING SADDLES (A Some coarse language) WED 7:00

LOCKOUT (14A violence) DAILY 3:30, 9:00

MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG violence) FRI-SAT 1:10, 4:10, 7:15, 10:05; SUN-TUE, THU 12:15, 3:35, 7:20, 10:10; WED 2:20, 10:10; 3D: FRI 2:10, 5:10, 8:05, 10:55; SAT 11:35, 2:10, 5:10, 8:05, 10:55; SUN-THU 12:55, 4:20, 7:45, 10:40


THINK LIKE A MAN (PG not recommended for young children, language may offend) DAILY 1:20, 3:55, 6:40, 9:30 AMERICAN REUNION (18A coarse language, crude sexual content) DAILY 1:30, 4:25, 7:20, 9:50 SAFE HOUSE (14A brutal violence) DAILY 2:00, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG coarse language) FRI-SAT 12:35, 3:45, 6:50, 9:45; SUN-WED 1:00, 4:00, 6:50, 9:50; THU 1:05, 4:00, 6:50, 9:50

THE RAVEN (18A gory scenes) DAILY 1:35, 4:00, 6:45, 9:25

CHERNOBYL DIARIES (14A gory scenes, frightening scenes) FRI, SUN-THU 3:15, 5:30, 10:40; SAT 3:00, 5:30, 10:40

JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (PG) Digital DAILY 1:15, 3:40, 6:30, 8:50

BARRYMORE (PG coarse language, language may offend, not recommended for young children) SUN 12:55

THE LUCKY ONE (PG sexual content) DAILY 1:50, 4:15,


7:15, 9:40

ROWDY RATHORE (14A violence) Hindi W/E.S.T. DAILY 1:00, 4:10, 7:30

CINEPLEX ODEON NORTH 14231-137 Ave 780.732.2236

THE AVENGERS (PG violence, not recommended for young children) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 12:00, 3:00, 6:40, 9:45; MON-TUE, THU 12:10, 3:15, 6:40, 9:45; WED 12:10, 3:15, 9:45 THE AVENGERS 3D (PG violence, not recommended for young children) Closed Captioned DAILY 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:30

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (G) Closed Captioned, No passes FRI 1:20, 3:40, 5:20, 6:00, 8:20, 10:45; SAT 11:00, 11:30, 1:20, 3:40, 5:20, 6:00, 8:20, 10:45; SUN 1:20, 3:40, 5:20, 6:00, 8:20, 10:35; MON-THU 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:20, 10:35

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED 3D (G) No passes FRI-SUN 11:45, 2:00, 4:20, 6:45, 9:00; MON-THU 12:00, 2:15, 4:35, 7:00, 9:15

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG violence, frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) Closed Captioned, No passes FRI, SUN-TUE, THU 12:30, 1:30, 3:25, 4:30, 6:20, 7:40, 9:20, 10:40; SAT 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 6:20, 7:40, 9:20, 10:40; WED 1:30, 3:40, 4:30, 6:20, 7:40, 9:20, 10:40; Star & Strollers Screening: WED 1:00

PROMETHEUS (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) Closed Captioned, No passes FRI-TUE, THU 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50; WED 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:25 PROMETHEUS 3D (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) Ultraavx, No passes FRI 2:00, 4:50, 7:50, 10:45; SAT 11:15, 2:00, 4:50, 7:50, 10:45; SUN-THU 1:50, 4:45, 7:45, 10:40 THE DICTATOR (14A crude content, language may offend, not recommended for children) Closed Captioned FRI-SAT 1:15, 3:15, 7:30, 10:35; SUN 1:15, 3:15, 8:10, 10:20; MONTHU 1:45, 4:50, 8:10, 10:20 ROCK OF AGES (PG coarse language, not recommended for young children) No passes THU 10:00 DARK SHADOWS (14A) Closed Captioned DAILY 12:45, 3:20

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOURE EXPECTING (PG language may offend) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 4:00, 7:00, 9:30; MON-THU 4:00, 6:45, 9:30 MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG violence) Closed Captioned FRI 1:10, 3:45, 6:15, 8:50; SAT 1:00, 3:45, 6:15, 8:50; SUN, TUE, THU 1:10, 3:45, 6:15, 9:00; MON 1:10, 3:45, 9:45; WED 1:10, 3:45, 9:35

MEN IN BLACK 3 3D (PG violence) Closed Captioned FRI-SAT 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 8:00, 10:50; SUN-THU 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 8:00, 10:35

BLAZING SADDLES (A, some coarse language) WED 7:00 THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG coarse language) Closed Captioned FRI-TUE, THU 12:40, 3:30, 6:30, 9:15; WED 3:30, 6:30, 9:15; Star & Strollers Screening: WED 1:00 CHERNOBYL DIARIES (14A gory scenes, frightening scenes) Closed Captioned FRI-SAT 8:30, 11:00; SUN-WED 7:50, 10:05; THU 7:50 CROOKED ARROWS (PG) DAILY 1:40 THE LAST STARFIGHTER (STC) SAT 11:00

CINEPLEX ODEON SOUTH 1525-99 St 780.436.8585

THE AVENGERS (PG violence, not recommended for young children) FRI 2:45, 6:40, 9:55; SAT 11:20, 2:45, 6:40, 9:55; SUN-WED 2:15, 6:45, 10:05; THU 1:15, 10:05 THE AVENGERS 3D (PG violence, not recommended for

THE LAST STARFIGHTER (STC) SAT 11:00 NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: FRANKENSTEIN (Original Casting) (Classification not available) THU 6:45

CINEPLEX ODEON WINDERMERE CINEMAS Cineplex Odeon Windermere & Vip Cinemas, 6151 Currents Dr Nw Edmonton 780.822.4250

PROMETHEUS 3D (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) Ultraavx, No passes FRI 3:50, 7:20, 10:15; SAT-SUN 12:30, 3:50, 7:20, 10:15; MON-THU 7:10, 10:00 DATE OF ISSUE: THU JUN 7 :

THE AVENGERS (PG violence, not recommended for young children) THU JUN 7: 8:00; 3D: THU JUN 7 : 6:50, 7:30, 6:50, 10:00

BATTLESHIP (14A violence, not recommended for young children) THU JUN 7: 6:40, 9:35; VIP 18+, THU JUN 7: 6:30, 9:50 THE DICTATOR (14A crude content, language may offend, not recommended for children) THU JUN 7: 7:20, 9:30

CLAREVIEW 10 4211-139 Ave 780.472.7600

THE AVENGERS (PG violence, not recommended for young children) Digital Presentation FRI 6:30; SAT-SUN 1:10, 6:30; MON-THU 4:35 THE AVENGERS 3D (PG violence, not recommended for young children) Digital 3d FRI 9:10; SAT-SUN 3:50, 9:10; MON-THU 7:40 THE DICTATOR (14A crude content, language may offend, not recommended for children) Digital Presentation FRI 6:55, 9:40; SAT-SUN 1:30, 4:25, 6:55, 9:40; MON-THU 5:30, 8:10 BATTLESHIP (14A violence, not recommended for young children) Digital Presentation FRI-SUN 9:15; MON-THU 7:40 MEN IN BLACK 3 3D (PG violence) Digital 3d FRI 7:10, 9:35; SAT-SUN 4:10, 7:10, 9:35; MON-THU 4:40, 7:25 MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG violence) Digital Presentation SAT-SUN 1:15 CHERNOBYL DIARIES (14A gory scenes, frightening scenes) Digital Presentation FRI 7:05; SAT-SUN 1:20, 3:30, 7:05; MON-THU 5:20 SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG violence, frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) Digital Presentation MON-THU 4:30, 5:00, 7:20, 7:55; No passes FRI 6:40, 8:10, 9:30; SAT-SUN 12:55, 1:25, 3:45, 4:15, 6:40, 8:10, 9:30

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED 3D (G) Digital 3d, No passes FRI 6:30, 8:50; SAT-SUN 1:00, 3:40, 6:30, 8:50; MON-THU 5:00, 7:30 MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (G) Digital Presentation, No passes FRI 7:00, 9:20; SAT-SUN 1:50, 4:20, 7:00, 9:20; MON-THU 5:30, 7:50 PROMETHEUS 3D (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) Digital 3d, No passes FRI 6:45, 9:35; SAT-SUN 12:50, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35; MON-THU 5:15, 8:00 PROMETHEUS (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) Digital Presentation, No passes FRI 8:10; SAT-SUN 1:20, 4:25, 8:10; MON-THU 4:45, 7:35

EDMONTON FILM SOCIETY Royal Alberta Museum Auditorium, 12845-102 Ave

TWO FOR THE ROAD (PG) (1967, colour) MON 8:00

GALAXY–SHERWOOD PARK 2020 Sherwood Dr Sherwood Park 780.416.0150

THE AVENGERS (PG violence, not recommended for young children) FRI 3:30, 6:40, 9:50; SAT-SUN 12:00, 3:20, 6:40, 9:50; MON-THU 6:40, 9:50 THE AVENGERS 3D (PG violence, not recommended for young children) FRI 7:20; SAT-SUN 1:10, 7:20; MON-THU 7:05

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED 3D (G) No passes FRI 4:40, 7:10, 9:40; SAT-SUN 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40; MON-THU 7:00, 9:30 MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED 3D (G) No passes FRI 5:10, 7:40, 10:10; SAT-SUN 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10; MON-THU 7:30, 10:00 SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG violence,

ROCK OF AGES (PG coarse language, not recommended for young children) No passes THU 10:00


DARK SHADOWS (14A) FRI 6:50; SAT-SUN 1:40, 6:50; MON-THU 7:25

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG violence, frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) Closed Captioned, Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital , No passes DAILY 12:45, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15

PROMETHEUS (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) Closed Captioned, Digital 3d, Dolby Stereo Digital, Midnight, No passes FRI-WED 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00; THU 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:05 COSMOPOLIS (14A sexual content, violence) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital FRI-TUE, THU 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30; WED 1:30, 4:10, 7:30, 10:30


MEN IN BLACK 3 3D (PG violence) Digital 3d, Closed Captioned, No passes , Dolby Stereo Digital, On 2 Screens DAILY 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:25

THE AVENGERS (PG violence, not recommended for young children) Closed Captioned, Digital Presentation, Dolby Stereo Digital FRI-WED 12:35; THU 12:35, 6:45; 3D: Digital 3d, Dolby Stereo Digital Closed Captioned, On 2 Screens DAILY 3:50, 7:05, 10:20

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (G) Closed Captioned, Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, No passes FRI-SAT, MON-TUE, THU 12:30; No passes, Closed Captioned, Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital SUN 12:30 NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: FRANKENSTEIN (Original Casting) (Classification not available) THU 7:00

EMPIRE THEATRES–SPRUCE GROVE 130 Century Crossing Spruce Grove 780.962.2332

THE DICTATOR (14A crude content, language may offend, not recommended for children) Digital FRI, MON, WED-THU 7:20; SAT-SUN, TUE 12:50, 4:10, 7:20

CHERNOBYL DIARIES (14A gory scenes, frightening scenes) Digital DAILY 9:30 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOURE EXPECTING (PG language may offend) Digital FRI, MON, WED 7:15, 9:50; SAT-SUN, TUE 12:20, 3:40, 7:15, 9:50; THU 7:15 MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG violence) Digital DAILY 12:40 MEN IN BLACK 3 3D (PG violence) Reald 3d FRI, MON, WED-THU 6:50, 9:40; SAT-SUN, TUE 3:50, 6:50, 9:40

PROMETHEUS 3D (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) Reald 3d FRI, MON, WED-THU 7:00, 10:00; SAT-SUN, TUE 12:30, 3:30, 7:00, 10:00 THE AVENGERS 3D (PG violence, not recommended for young children) Reald 3d FRI, MON, WED-THU 6:40, 9:45; SAT-SUN, TUE 3:20, 6:40, 9:45 THE AVENGERS (PG violence, not recommended for young children) Digital SAT-SUN, TUE 12:00

3:30, 5:50, 8:15, 10:30

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG violence, frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) Closed Captioned, No passes FRI-TUE, THU 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10; WED 4:10, 7:10, 10:10; Ultraavx, No passes FRI-SUN 1:45, 4:45, 7:50, 10:50; MON-THU 1:45, 4:45, 7:50, 10:45; Star & Strollers Screening: WED 1:00

PROMETHEUS (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) Closed Captioned, No passes FRI-SUN 12:15, 3:15, 6:30, 9:45; MON-THU 12:15, 3:15, 6:30, 9:30; 3D: FRI-SUN 11:20, 2:10, 5:10, 8:10, 11:00; MON-THU 1:45, 4:40, 7:40, 10:30 THE DICTATOR (14A crude content, language may offend, not recommended for children) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 11:30, 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 8:50, 11:00; MON-THU 12:30, 2:50, 5:00, 8:00, 10:20 ROCK OF AGES (PG coarse language, not recommended for young children) No passes THU 10:00 DARK SHADOWS (14A) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 11:50, 2:30; MON-THU 12:00, 2:40 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOURE EXPECTING (PG language may offend) Closed Captioned FRI-SAT, MONWED 12:50, 3:50, 7:00, 9:50; SUN 3:50, 7:00, 9:50; THU 12:50, 3:50, 9:50

MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG violence) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 11:45, 6:50; MON-TUE, THU 12:10, 6:50; WED 12:10; 3D: Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:45; MON-THU 1:30, 4:30, 7:20, 10:15


CHERNOBYL DIARIES (14A gory scenes, frightening scenes) FRI-WED 5:20, 7:40, 10:00; THU 5:20, 7:40

frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) Digital FRI, MON, WED-THU 7:10, 10:10; SAT-SUN, TUE 12:10, 3:10, 7:10, 10:10

PROMETHEUS: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) No passes FRI-SUN 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:30; MON-THU 1:15, 4:10, 7:00, 10:00

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED 3D (G) Reald 3d FRI, MON, WED-THU 6:30, 9:00; SATSUN, TUE 4:00, 6:30, 9:00

BARRYMORE (PG coarse language, language may offend, not recommended for young children) SUN 12:55

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (G) Digital SAT-SUN, TUE 1:00 ROCK OF AGES (PG coarse language, not recommended for young children) Digital THU 10:00

WETASKIWIN CINEMAS Wetaskiwin 780.352.3922


PRINCESS 10337-82 Ave 780.433.0728

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG coarse language) FRI 6:50, 9:10; SAT-SUN 2:00, 6:50, 9:10; MON-THU 6:50, 9:10 HEADHUNTERS (14A sexual content, violence, gory scenes) FRI 7:00, 9:00; SAT-SUN 2:30, 7:00, 9:00; MONTHU 7:00, 9:00

PROMETHEUS (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) FRI-SUN 2D: 7:00, 3D: 3:40; DAILY 7:00, 9:40; TUE 2D: 7:00; 3D: 9:40


frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) DAILY 6:55, 9:45; FRI-SUN 12:55, 3:45

MEN IN BLACK 3 3D (PG violence) DAILY 7:05, 9:35; FRI-SUN 1:05, 3:35


GRANDIN THEATRE–ST ALBERT Grandin Mall Sir Winston Churchill Ave St Albert 780.458.9822

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN 2D (PG violence, frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) DAILY 1:30, 4:15, 6:55, 9:20

1:05, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25, 9:30

not recommended for children) Closed Captioned, Digital Presentation, Dolby Stereo Digital FRI-TUE 1:45, 4:45, 7:45, 10:10; WED 4:45, 7:45, 10:10; THU 1:45, 4:45, 10:10


CHERNOBYL DIARIES (14A gory scenes, frightening scenes) FRI-SUN 4:20, 9:30; MON-THU 10:05

HYSTERIA (14A) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital FRI-TUE, THU 1:10, 3:45, 6:50, 9:50; WED 1:10, 3:45, 10:10

THE DICTATOR (14A crude content, language may offend,

BREAD & ROSES (STC) Labour Film Night: THU

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (G) Closed Captioned, No passes FRI-TUE, THU 12:00, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; WED 1:00, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; 3D: FRI-SUN 1:00, 3:30, 5:50, 8:15, 10:40; MON-THU 1:00,

MEN IN BLACK 3 3D (PG violence) FRI-SUN 4:35, 10:35; MON-THU 10:15

THE AVENGERS (PG violence, not recommended for young children) DAILY 1:00 3:40 6:25 9:05

guage may offend) Digital Presentation, Dolby Stereo Digital, Closed Captioned FRI 3:40, 6:40, 9:40; SAT-WED 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40; THU 12:40, 3:40


MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG violence) FRI 5:10, 7:50, 10:25; SATSUN 11:50, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25; MON-THU 6:50, 9:20

Closed Captioned, Digital 3d, Dolby Stereo Digital, No passes FRI-WED 3:30, 6:30, 9:30; THU 3:30, 7:10, 9:30


THE KID WITH A BIKE (STC) Bikeology Film Fest: Sub-titled MON 7:00; free

WEM 8882-170 St 780.444.2400

THE AVENGERS (PG violence, not recommended for young children) Closed Captioned DAILY 3:00, 9:30; 3D: DAILY 12:45, 4:00, 7:30, 10:45

PROMETHEUS 3D (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) No passes FRI 4:30, 7:30, 10:30; SAT-SUN 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30; MON-THU 7:10, 10:10

MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG violence) VIP 18+, No passes THU JUN 7: 8:15; 3D: Ultraavx THU JUN 7: 7:30, 10:05

10200-102 Ave 780.421.7020

THE BRIDE WORE BLACK (STC) Sub-Titled (1968) SAT, WED 7:00; SUN 9:00; MON 9:30


PROMETHEUS (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) No passes FRI 4:00, 7:00, 10:00; SAT-SUN 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00; MON-THU 6:45, 9:40

THE DICTATOR (14A crude content, language may offend, not recommended for children) FRI 3:30, 5:40, 8:00, 10:20; SAT 11:10, 1:20, 3:30, 5:40, 8:00, 10:20; SUN 1:20, 3:30, 5:40, 8:00, 10:20; MON-WED 7:35, 9:55; THU 7:35



frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) No passes FRI 4:45, 7:45, 10:40; SAT 11:00, 1:50, 4:45, 7:45, 10:40; SUN 1:50, 4:45, 7:45, 10:40; MON-THU 7:20, 10:15

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOURE EXPECTING (PG language may offend) THU JUN 7: 7:00, 9:40

language) THU JUN 7: 6:30, 9:20

THE ROOM (14A nudity, sexual content) FRI 11:30

MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG violence) No passes THU, MAY 31: PROMETHEUS 3D (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) No passes DAILY 1:45, 4:30, 7:00, 9:25 MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (G) No passes DAILY 12:55, 2:55, 4:45, 6:45, 8:45

LEDUC CINEMAS 4702-50 St Leduc 780.986-2728


PROMETHEUS 3D (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) FRI-SUN 2D: 1:10, 3D: 3:40; DAILY 6:55, 9:40; TUE 2D: 6:55; 3D: 9:40

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN 2D (PG violence, frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) DAILY 7:00, 9:45; FRI-SUN 1:00, 3:45 MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (G) FRI-SUN 2D: 1:05; 3D: 3:35; DAILY 7:05, 9:35; TUE 2D: 7:05; 3D 9:35

METRO CINEMA AT THE GARNEAU Metro at the Garneau: 8712-109 St 780.425.9212






Dancing in the dark A dark score inspired the evolutionary Pod Sat, Jun 9 – Sun, Jun 10 (8 pm) Pod Presented by the Good Women Dance Society Ledcor Theatre, Art Gallery of Alberta, $15 – $20


rom its first emergence into the Edmonton dance scene in 2009, the Good Women Dance Society has charted its course based on being just that—a society, bolstered with the give-and-take of collaboration, of shared stages and of a general sense of community, extending its olive branch not just within the dance community, but also outwards to other disciplines as well. "One of the hugest points of our mandate is to sustain and maintain our own artistic lives and also the community in Edmonton," Ainsley Hillyard explains, rattling off a quick list of some of the company's previous collaborations, including other dance groups, organizing the informal What's Cooking? series and having a string quartet join the Good Women onstage. "I think it was decided early on that we were going to explore those things, because we really wanted to invest in Edmonton specifically, and that meant investing in the artists as well as our own industry." That collaborative spirit informed company's newest work, Pod, which follows the arc of a single-celled creature that divides, but finds its split consciousness to more complicating than freeing. Based around a score

One becomes two in Pod

by electroacoustic composer Piotr Grella-Możejko, who came to the Good Women with the idea for a joint venture. "He had seen Good Women's first Fringe show way back in 2009," explains Alida Nyquist-Schultz. "He proposed that we draft up some sort of a project ... and then it was really just him creating the music, and we took that and ran with it." Nyquist-Schultz choreographed Pod; Hillyard and Raena Waddell embody the creature(s). Hillyard notes that

the story's initial shape came from listening to the completed music and just tossing out the imagery it conjured for each of them: prehistoric at some points, scientific at others. The rest was generated and honed in the studio; Hillyard and Nyquist-Schultz note that the score set a much darker tone than they'd worked with before, and pushed them into a more intensive process. "I find sometimes that because it is such a dark work, that we'll work really intensely for like an hour, then have

a three-minute giggle fit," Hillyard says of the rehearsal process, "and then we'll work really intensely for an hour. And then someone will accidentally get punched in the face, and w'ell have another five-minute giggle fit. I find it does get tense, because of the subject matter, so we need those moments of lightness." Pod also marks a milestone for the Good Women: it's the group's first full-length piece. For Nyquist-Schultz, having an extended runtime really let

her dig into the concept and mine it for its full worth. "The last piece that I did was I think like 25 minutes," she notes. "It's been a really good learning experience and really enjoyable for me, because there's a certain amount of character development and relationship developing, as well as vocabulary development once you pass that 15-25 minute mark. It just goes into a whole other realm." PAUL BLINOV



Alex Janvier /Anthropocene Until Sun, Aug 19 Alex Janvier Works by Alex Janvier Until Sun, Jul 1 Anthropocene Works by Brian McGillicuddy

24th Annual Membership Exhibition & Sale

3rd floor gallery | 10215-112 street | Edmonton, AB

Opening Reception June 21, 6:30-10 pm June 21-July 21, 2012


• Open Studios • Free Model Session • Unveiling of the 2012 Annex Mural Plan • 2011/ 2012 Artist in Residence • Gel Transfer Demo • AIR “Meet & Greet” Front Yard BBQ items 6:30-10pm, cash only In the Annex Building: Annual Naked Show Exhibition In the Harcourt House Gallery: Annual Membership Exhibition





iving in Alberta, it is a positive common occurrence to see Alex Janvier's shocks of colour in curved lines that cleanly cut his canvases. Many of our public buildings and corporate spaces have work by the brilliant Cold Lake-area artist in their collections. These paintings are high impact when they stand alone, but in the AGA's retrospective exhibition, witnessing 90 works across the entire fourth-floor gallery is truly a powerful experience.

K I N G S TO N • R O S S • PA S N A K


Surveying over 50 years of a career, the exhibition works its way through the decades as you move through the gallery. In the presented artwork before and during the 1960s, ink drawings show early investigations of graphic line and shape, influenced by his studies at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art (now Alberta College of Art & Design) in Calgary and surrealist exercises. The following room is dedicated to the artist's production during the 1970s, during which time we see the integration of colour with the familiar abstract organic and representational elements. It is fascinating to see the development and creative thought process that preceded his iconic elegant colour forms. Key in this tribute to one of the

most important Alberta artists is his reflections upon and grapplings with his aboriginal heritage. The exhibition does well in showing the utility of Janvier's deft hand and eye with abstraction, and how it supported the narratives he constructed to engage with themes of colonization and the abuse of aboriginal ways of life that have shaped his life and that of his community. While the clear showpieces are the monumental canvases that pay tribute to the Aboriginal Group of Seven, as well as Bill Reid, the most fascinating elements of the exhibit are found in works created during time at the Primrose Lake Air Weapons Range, a federal government project that displaced the Denesuline people near Cold Lake. CONTINUED ON PAGE 16 >>


Rubaboo Arts Festival Wed, Jun 6 – Sun, Jun 17 (7:30 pm unless otherwise stated) Catalyst Theatre, $5 – $20 (festival pass) Schedule at albertaaboriginalarts. com


ts name may be inspired by food, but the fourth annual Rubaboo Arts Festival is inspiration all its own as a multi-disciplinary event showcasing what the province's Aboriginal arts community has to offer. Rubaboo is the Michif (Métis) word to describe a stew that's full of life and feeds the spirit. Christine Sokaymoh Frederick, co-director of Alberta Aboriginal Arts (AAA) says the moniker is fitting because just as a rich, hearty stew feeds the body and soul, so does art. "Specifically for Aboriginal people,

art is so much part of our identity," adds Frederick, who is also an artist. "For us, art is a very powerful medicine and it's how we communicate our humanity to each other and also to The Creator. In many ways it becomes a spiritual journey." The fourth anniversary of the festival holds special significance due to the meaning of the number four in Aboriginal culture. Frederick, who is of Cree and Métis heritage, says the number four is prevalent in almost all of their rituals and ceremonies in reference to the four directions and to honour those who have died. "For example, when an elder or a loved one passes away, we'll honour them once a year for four years, and that fourth year is a sense of closure and a sense of entering a new cycle," she notes.

Frederick hopes events such as Rubaboo can help audiences of all cultural backgrounds realize the place Aboriginal art has in the community. The AAA is working to bring Aboriginal artists together who may not be plugged into the Edmonton's mainstream arts scene, and also launching numerous initiatives, including the Spirit of Edmonton proposal from the Indigenous Peoples' Arts and Culture Coalition, set to be unveiled at Rubaboo. While the festival hosts a diverse lineup featuring visual art, music, artist workshops, theatre and a craft market, Frederick says this year's event is dedicated to the sacrament of contemporary Aboriginal dance. This element of the festival is highlighted by World Champion hoop dancer Arik Pipestem

A celebration of cultural background // Meaghan Baxter

of Cirque de Solei's Totem; Raven Spirit Dancer; Untitled|Collective from New York City; the second development of the contemporary dance piece They Shoot Buffalo Don't They?

and auditions for hoop dancers for a piece being developed later this summer and into the fall. MEAGHAN BAXTER



Creative Age Festival Flexing creativity at any age

Fri, Jun 8 – Sun, Jun 10 Timms Centre for the Arts, $10 Full schedule available at


ou don't stop playing because you get older; you get older because you stop playing." This is what legendary musician and television personality Tommy Banks told audiences at last year's Creative Age Festival, a phrase that festival artistic director and member of GeriActors and Friends David Barnet says couldn't be more true. He believes people need to maintain a sense of playfulness and enjoy themselves throughout their lives, which is precisely what the festival aims to offer. Barnet says research in the United States shows that older adults and seniors who participate in the arts, whether its visual or performing, have an increased sense of well-being, create new social contacts, build a sense of empathy towards others and maintains a connection to the community as a whole. "Seniors' involvement in the arts and level of comparative mastery, which means they're getting better at it, has a significant effect on health-care costs and doctors visits," adds Barnet. The festival focuses on all levels of artistic experience and abilities for an inclusive environment that is not restricted by age. Intergenerational groups like GeriActors and Friends work with university, high school and even elementary students, which Barnet says opens the opportunity for a shared energy and connectedness between multiple genera-

tions through newfound commonalities. This year, the festival combines improv, theatre, workshops, music and even a little magic. Mayor Stephen Mandel will kick off the festivities on Friday night, which Barnet says is significant because it shows the commitment of the city, and the mayor himself, in providing arts opportunities for older adults. "If I have a personal campaign, it is to see that all seniors in Edmonton of whatever cultural experience, whatever educational experience, whatever economic background, have the opportunity to get involved in the arts if they want to," Barnet says. The performances not only entertain, but also expose audiences to poignant perceptions of aging and all that accompanies it, as in the case of author Joyce Harries, who will be doing a reading, and stand-up comedienne Jennie Wilting. A highlight of this year's lineup for Barnet is the creative movement workshops hosted by award-winning choreographer Marie Nychka. He admits the sessions may be a little daunting for some people to try, but encourages them to push past the initial apprehension and go for it. "Seniors dance is the most extraordinary expressive manner, and I believe a seniors dance company would be very successful in Edmonton," Barnet notes of the workshop, which is wheelchair accessble. "It's an expression of meaningful movement in a way that's available to everybody, regardless of their flexibility or their physical strength."

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Edmonton Musical Theatre’s th 35 Anniversary Celebration

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June 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2012 7:30 p.m. Directed by Choreographed by

Tickets available at: The door

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The Corridor


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dmonton's bustling 124 Street will become a diverse gallery through independent merchants donating space to exhibit the work of local emerging visual artists. The Corridor will feature The Corridor Stroll on Thursday, Jun 14 at 5:30 pm, starting at the south end of 124 Street at Atomic Zombie Tattoo, which will be displaying the humourlaced work of Jeffrey Dekker and conceptual images by Brittney Roy. The walk is free of charge, allowing viewers to take in the talent of Edmonton's up-and-comers while exploring the unique businesses that line the sidewalks. Curator Caitlin Boyce says 124 Street has been an avid supporter of Nextfest in the past and rather than having traditional galleries make art feel unapproachable and limit the scope of each audience, the businesses make it easy to experience, whether intentionally or by coincidence. "I also think it is such an incredible means in which to build community for the businesses and for the artists," Boyce adds. "The businesses love the art because it's bringing in new customers and making the space interesting and beautiful.

The art has also taken over some of the vacant spaces along the street, such as the one next the Duchess Bake Shop, which has begun seeing use as a pop-up gallery and boutique. For Nextfest, Duchess will feature work by Fei Gao, which explores the relationship between childhood and the layers of memory, as well as the urban landscape captured by Taryn Kneteman and sculptural work of Lisa Supruniuk. "The artists were chosen not only for their artistic talents, but also for the enthusiasm that the artists exhibited. The art that was chosen was not only the work of university students, but also self-taught artists," Boyce says, adding the work of Jacki Rudko, who began painting three months ago as a way to work through the difficulties of an illness. "I really tried not to limit the scope of who was accepted based on skill and experience alone. we want to encourage and support everyone who has a passion for art and introduce them to a community that will support and encourage them just as much." Along with The Corridor is Coming of Age: The Graduates, a partnered project between the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery and Nextfest featuring 10 aspiring graduating artists from five different communities across the province. MEAGHAN BAXTER


Alex Janvier /Anthropocene << CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14

When Janvier gained access to this site in the early 2000s, he created provocative paintings emotionally charged with colour and disjointed brushstrokes, such as the most poignant work in the exhibition "Blood Tears." Rough painterly lines and shapes suggest a landscape from which a profile and various human body parts emerge under drips of red paint. The back of the canvas, which is traditionally hidden, details Janvier's history, the tribe to which he belongs, and what was taken away from him when forced to spend his youth at a residential school. This exhibit is an important tribute to Janvier's career, and critical storytelling about the aboriginal experience and history in our province.

Brian McGillicuddy's Anthropocene, a large waxy green iceberg with its form echoed by the line drawing sketched in pencil on the gallery wall. On one hand, it's an interesting harsh, cold, foreboding symbol of the frozen north made impotent in its green covering and metal containment, connecting with the threat of climate change to our critical glaciers and northern ecosystems. However, the work loses its impact from sheer lack of scale. As the statement references Caspar David Friedrich and his romantic paintings of the sublime power of nature, this is a key missing feature. Is this an important shortcoming to create an environmental message, or just a work that requires a larger scale to have the sublime impact it aspires to achieve?

In the AGA's New Works Gallery is






NiteClubs Fri, Jun 8 (9:30 pm), Sat, Jun 9 (9:30 pm), Sat, Jun 16 (9:30 pm) Curated by Beth Dart The Artery


Tangled up in dance

Thu, Jun 7 – Fri, Jun 15 Dancefest @ Nextfest Roxy Theatre, $10 – $40 (festival pass) Schedule at


dmonton's emerging choreographers and dancers take centre stage with a diverse set of new contemporary works for Dancfest. Curator Cheryl Fontaine hopes Dancefest can be a testament to the range of creativity taking place in the city through its young artists. "It's kind of a big deal to present your work, because you are getting critiqued on it, but they're taking that chance and opening it up, so I just want people to leave feeling passionate about dance," she says. "I would love for an audience member who's never seen dance to come and really feel something from it. It's emotional; they can connect with it either physically, or they get some kind of literal idea from it." Pieces featured in two of the Dancefest programs, Shimmer and Luminescence, were chosen via proposals based on what the dancers were doing in the community and the interest factor of each piece. Fontaine says it was also an opportunity to develop pieces that had a great deal of potential. Dancefest also gives high school students a chance to show pieces, including "The Human Race" and "Resonant Frequency" in Shimmer and "Beautiful Mind," "The Finish Line" and "Felidae" in Luminescence. The students are paired with mentors from Edmonton's dance scene to further develop each piece and give the dancers muchneeded exposure. "A handful of those high school students are just graduating, so it's kind of awesome to show them there is stuff going on in Edmonton," Fontaine says, adding she hopes the students will continue building their careers in the city. In addition to Shimmer and Luminescence, the University of Alberta's Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting gradu-

ating class will be presenting Last Dance, a fusion of theatre, acting and dance that will be improvised for audiences each night. Fontaine adds that other highlights of this year's Dancefest include the Nextfest debuts of Stephanie Lilley, choreographer of Starry Eyed, who is working at starting her own dance company, Jeannie Vandekerkhove, who's the choreographer and dancer in Moon River, and Susan Kania, choreography and dancer in Bad Betty of the Mine. MEAGHAN BAXTER


iteClubs has been forming a reputation all its own over the past six years at Nextfest, and though we never do see the same thing twice, there is one aspect of the trio of performance parties that has stayed the same. Beth Dart is diving into her fifth year as the curator of NiteClubs, and the considerable amount of time spent on these performance collages hasn't diminished her excitement about the project one bit. Two of the three themes for this year are back by popular demand (Rise Up! and the much-discussed Smut Cabaret) and the third is a new wildcard theme entitled Fairytales & Nightmares. "I've had really good responses from Rise Up! and Smut," begins Dart. "It's not very often that artists get to put out their more political works, so it's really important to me to provide that platform through Rise Up!. Then, Smut is an opportunity for artists to get down and dirty. This year, the artists for Smut are bringing some pretty crazy things to the stage. I'm always just as excited as everyone else to see what's going to happen." The energetic atmosphere of Nite-

Musical mayhem

Clubs continues to be an invigorating characteristic of the event for audience members and artists alike. The performance parties are not rehearsed in the traditional sense, and artists are encouraged to take chances in front of a lively audience. "What's truly exciting for me this year is that artists have figured out what NiteClubs is really about," Dart says. "It's all about trying brand new things. The event gives artists an opportunity to give anything that might be stewing on the backburner a shot and see how people respond."

When looking at the Nextfest mosaic, NiteClubs is easily identified as the event that pulls artists of all types into one room. From the call for submissions to closing night, the event is an exercise in innovation and collaboration. "I've got dancers who are backing up electronic musicians, film artists working with installation artists, and the list goes on," says Dart. "It's why I love this event. NiteClubs is really about giving new ideas a platform and building a community." SALIHA CHATTOO



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Stroll along lush garden paths and indulge in hors d’oeuvres, wine, and enchanting opera performances. Featuring the debut of the Edmonton Opera Children’s Chorus, this event is certainly one of the best ways to celebrate summer!

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EPFS welcome 5AM Band ISCWR Drag Show Kate Reid Fake Mustache Kim Kuzma Kate Reid Souljah Fyah

Enjoy more live music in the Three Bananas Wine Bar

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one of the hottest new cover bands on the music scene in Edmonton. 5 AM is the ultimate party band who has performed extensively in Edmonton including opening for Glass Tiger. 5 AM invites you to sing and dance with them as they tear up the stage.






through twelve states and six Canadian provinces doing drag for the past 28 years. Her extensive experience has led her to being elected as Empress XIV & XXX and Leah currently shares the title of Regent Empress XXXVI of Edmonton. She has hosted many Coronation balls and now Edmonton Pride looks forward to having this long time performer as our 2012 Hostess.

KATE REID continues

to build her audience by touring across the country and in the US unapologetically flying the flag wherever she goes. Reid says “I definitely like shaking up opinions and perceptions. And yet, it seems that my lyrics resonate with people from all walks of life. My songs aren’t really about being queer, they are about being human.”


FAKE MUSTACHE is a Calgary based drag king troupe MA

who travels across Canada performing at Pride Festivals raising money for The Miscellaneous Youth Network, a not-for-profit organization that provides safe spaces and resources for LGBTQ kids. All the performers are volunteers.

KIM KUZMA Voted Canada’s Best Independent Artist in 2001, SOU



Kim Kuzma continues to build on her career. Kuzma has performed across Canada, throughout the United States, South America and in Europe. Mister Marcus, calls Kim Kuzma, “An absolute hit with the audience”, and encourages his readers to, “Keep an eye on this name!”

SOULJAH FYAH has won the 2001 & 2011 WCMA and was nominated for a Juno in 2009. This band has been declared the best reggae band in Canada.




PRIDE 2012 PARADE MARSHAL Every year the Edmonton Pride Festival Committee selects an Honorary Parade Marshal to lead the parade. This is the LGBTQ community’s opportunity to both recognize and honour an individual or group that STANDS OUT. The Honorary Parade Marshal for 2012’s STAND OUT Parade is the Edmonton Public School Board. Last November the Board approved a new Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity policy, which ensures that all sexual and gender minority students, staff, and families are welcomed, respected, accepted, and supported in every school. This ground-breaking policy was the first of its kind created by a school board on the prairies and the Board’s support for the policy was unanimous. Now the Board and school district will work towards implementing the policy in all schools and programs within Edmonton Public Schools. As a result, sexual and gender minority students, staff, and families will be safer in our schools!

The Edmonton Pride Festival is one of the largest Pride Festivals in Canada! Volunteers and organizations work tireless hours to bring you 10 days jam-packed with events that cater to everyone! Donations will be accepted throughout pride week. Every little bit counts in order to keep the Pride Festival growing!

2011 Cost of Pride • $250,000 (approximate)


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• Insurance, Permits and Licences $6,000 • Pride Parade (road closures, ETS, EPS) $12,000 • Celebration on the Square and EPFS Events (staging, sound, tenting, equipment, security) $105,000 • Communications (advertising, printing, graphic design, media, website) $127,000 • EPFS Board of Directors & Volunteers PRICELESS! VUEWEEKLY JUNE 7 – JUNE 13, 2012


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Let There Be Height / Fri, Jun 8 & Sat, Jun 9 (8pm) Prepare to be dazzled with Firefly Theatre's annual fundraiser Let There be Height: an Aerial Cabaret. This year the theatre company takes you to space. Godzilla and Superman are going too, along with some of Edmonton's finest aerialists who will perform gripping routines on the trapeze, aerial hoop, vertical ropes and a special creation by Firefly aerial instructor Charlie Wilson. Funds raised at this performance will help the theatre purchase safety equipment for their new studio. (La Cite Francophone, $28)

TEDxEdmonton / Sat, Jun 9 This third annual TEDxEdmonton event is a full day of inspiring talks focused on "Activating Ideas." Startup Edmonton brings you eight leading thinkers from a variety of industries, including neuroscientist and pop-sci book author Paul Zehr and acclaimed animator Kris Pearn (Pirates! Band of Misfits and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). "At TEDxEdmonton 2012, we'll challenge you to go beyond ideas, fight constraints, create momentum, inspire followers, and take action. It's time you activate those big ideas and start building something great for the world, right here from Edmonton and beyond," said Ken Bautista, CEO/Cofounder of Startup Edmonton. (Maclab Theatre at Citadel Theatre, $99)

10th Annual Rozsa Foundation Awards / Mon, Jun 11 The Rozsa award celebrates excellence in Arts management and this year three Edmonton arts managers are in the runnings for the prestigious award. In being nominated, David Cheoros (LitFest), Murray Utas (Azimuth Theatre) and Terry Wickham (Edmonton Folk Music Festival) have been recognized by the Rozsa Foundation for their outstanding contribution to their respective non-profit organizations. (Roza Centre, University of Calgary) V


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DANCE BAILEY THEATRE–Camrose • 780.672.5510 • The Bailey Cultural Night Series: Greek Night: Bellydancing by Fariiyah, catered meal by Prairie Ovens • Jun 14, 7pm • $35 at Bailey box office GOOD WOMEN DANCE COLLECTIVE • Art Gallery of Alberta, Ledcor Theatre • • Pod: Collaboration between Good Women and composer Piotr GrellaMozejko; choreography by Alida Nyquist Schultz, performance by Raena Waddell and Ainsley Hillyard, music by Piotr Grella-Mozejko • Jun 9-10, 8pm • $15 (student/senior)/$20 (adult) KO DANCE PROJECT • Alberta Avenue Community Hall, 9210-118 Ave • Organic Dances at the Forest Spectro-Chrome • Jun 7-9, 8pm • $15 or bring an outdoor plant to add to the set (all plants/trees featured in the show will be donated to the revitalization project of 118 Ave and the community gardens)

children aged 6-12; Jun 9, 1-4pm; $5 • Artist At Heart: Summer-scape clay tile for adults, pre-register; Jun 14, 7-9pm; $20 • Ageless Art: Mono-Prints for mature adults; pre-register; Jun 14, 1-3pm; $12 • SQUARE ONE: Fundraiser and exhibition: Jun 7-23; opening/ ArtWalk: Jun 7, 6-9pm; fundraiser event: Jun 16, 7pm (door); $50

ARTWALK–St Albert • Perron District, downtown St Albert • The 1st Thu each month, exhibits run all month • Venues: WARES (Hosting SAPVAC), Musée Héritage Museum, St Albert Library, Gemport, Art Beat Gallery, Art Gallery of St Albert (AGSA) and Rental & Sales Gallery (AGSA), Satellite Studio (AGSA), Bookstore on Perron, Crimson Quill, St Albert Constituency, Concept Jewellery, VASA • Jun 7 BOHEMIA • 10217-97 St • TOO HOT TO HANDLE: Curated by Philip Jagger • Through Jun CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS DE L’ALBERTA • 9103-95 Ave, 780.461.3427 • E;XUBERANCE: Artworks by Sébastien Guillier, Miereille Rochon, Mireille Cloutier, Mireille Péloquin • Jun 8-18 • Opening: Jun 8, 7-8:30pm, artists in attendance CREATIONS GALLERY SPACE • Sawridge Inn Lobby, 4235 Gateway Blvd • A WARRIORS CRY: Artworks by Veran Pardeahtan • Until Jun CROOKED POT GALLERY–Stony Plain • 491251 Ave, Stony Plain, 780.963.9573 • NOW, FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT: Ceramic works by Robert Barclay; until Jun 29

NEXTFEST 2012 • Roxy, 10708-124 St, other venues through Edmonton, 780.453.2440 • Theatre Network, presented by the Nextfest Arts Company • Showcase of local, national, and international emerging artists– the artistic voice of the next generation • Curated by Cheryl Fontaine, Dancefest@Nextfest • Shimmer at The Roxy: Jun 8, 6:30pm; Jun 9, 9pm; Jun 12, 9:30pm • Last Dance: Roxy: Jun 7, 9:30pm; Jun 9, 6:30pm; Jun 10, 8pm • Luminescence: Roxy: Jun 12, 6:30pm; Jun 14, 9:30pm; Jun 15, 5pm • Jun 7-17

DAFFODIL GALLERY • 10412-124 St, 780.760.1278 • DON'T LET THE FLAKES OUT: Artworks by Gerry Dotto • Until Jun 23 • Reception: Jun 9, 2-4pm

SHARARA DANCE STUDIO • Festival Place Theatre, 100 Festival Way • Reflections: Annual Dance Showcase • Jun 15, 6pm (door), 6:30pm (show) • $13.50 (child)/$18.50 (adult) at, 780.449.3378

FAB GALLERY • Department of Art and Design, U of A, Rm 3-98 Fine Arts Bldg, 780.492.2081 • SUPER-VISION! Michael Eubank's exhibition, the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting • INSIGHT: VISUALIZING HEATH HUMANITIES: To broaden our understanding of the emerging field of health humanities through visual, sound and performance explorations • Until Jun 9

FILM ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA (AGA) • Women in Art Film Series: at the Garneau Theatre: Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine; Jun 12, 7pm; occurring the 2nd Tue each month (Mar-Oct); $10 (adult)/$8 (AGA/Metro member/student/senior) CINEMA AT THE CENTRE • Library Theatre, Stanley A. Milner Library basement, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 780.496.7000 • Myra Breckinridge (94 mins, USA, 1970, 14A); Jun 13, 6:30pm EDMONTON FILM SOCIETY • Royal Alberta Museum, 12845-102nd Ave, 780.453.9100 • TWO FOR THE ROAD (1967, colour, PG); Jun 11 FROM BOOKS TO FILM SERIES • Stanley A. Milner Library, Main Fl, Audio Visual Rm, 780.944.5383 • The Ides of March (14A); Jun 8, 2pm • The Good German (2006, 14A); Jun 15, 2pm NEXTFEST 2012 • Roxy, 10708-124 St, other venues through Edmonton, 780.453.2440 • Theatre Network, presented by the Nextfest Arts Company • Showcase of local, national, and international emerging artists–the artistic voice of the next generation • Jun 7-17 • Film screenings at Metro: Garneau Theatre, 8712-109 St: • The People Who Touch Ryan Byrne: Jun 9, 2pm • Hallowe'en in June: Jun 9, 4:00pm • No Strings Attached: Jun 10, 2pm

ENTERPRISE SQUARE GALLERY • 10230 Jasper Ave • SAM STEELE: THE JOURNEY OF A CANADIAN HERO: Experience the untold story of Sam Steele, Canadian leader and hero. Records of his life unseen until repatriation in 2008. An exhibition over three years in the making • Until Sep 30 • $7 (adult)/$5 (child/student/senior)/$20 (family)

GALLERIE PAVA • 9524-87 St, 780.461.3427 • ALTÉRITÉ: Featuring the ART 5 Group (Diane Plasse, Doris Charest, Stephen Fouquet, Shoko César and Yves Caron) • Until Jul 25 GALLERY AT MILNER • Stanley A. Milner Library Main Fl, Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 780.944.5383 • Gallery's display cases/cubes near AV room: ABORIGINAL ART: Aboriginal artifacts including clothing, tools and medicinal plants; until Jun 8 • Items from EPL's Aboriginal collection Jun 9-30 HAPPY HARBOR COMICS V1 • 10729-104 Ave • Comics Artist-in-Residence program is proud to extend Paul Lavellee’s term. Visit him every Friday (126) and Sat (12-5); until Aug 18 • COMIC JAM: Improv comic art making every 1st and 3rd Thu each month, 7pm • Open Door: Collective of independent comic creators meet the 2nd & 4th Thu each month, 7 am HARCOURT HOUSE • 3rd Fl, 10215-112 St, 780.426.4180 • Main Space: SOUNDBURSTINGS NO.1: Gary James Joynes installation of several video projections that create a sequence of SoundBursts HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY–Red Deer • Sunworks Home and Garden Store, Ross St, Red Deer •

403.346.8937 • MADE OBJECTS/CHOREOGRAPHED MOVEMENTS: Ceramics installation by Juliana Rempel • Until Jun 16

HUB ON ROSS–Red Deer • 4936 Ross St, Red Deer • 403.340.4869 • IN THE GARDEN: Artworks by members of the Red Deer Art Club • Until Jun 30 JEFF ALLEN ART GALLERY • Strathcona Place Senior Centre, 10831 University Ave, 780.433.5807 • ART THROUGH THE EYES OF SENIORS: Paintings, pottery, woodwork, fibre art, sewing and quilting • Until Jun 27 • Reception: Jun 13, 6:30-8:30pm JUBILEE AUDITORIUM • 11455-87 Ave • LOVE LIES BLEEDING–THE EXHIBITION: Artworks by Alberta Society of Artists members based on or inspired by music and lyrics of Elton John • Until Jun 15 KEHRIG FINE ART • Great West Saddlery Bldg, 10137-104 St, 780.619.0818 • SILENT BEAUTY: sculptures by Blake Ward, Michel Anthony, paintings by Raphaël Gyllenbjörn, wall hangings by Anna Torma, and other artists • Until Jun 29 • Info T: Laurie Greenwood 780.619.0818 LATITUDE 53 • 10248-106 St, 780.423.5353 • Main Space: MOUTH and DUET: Installation, and performance by Andrew Forster; until Jun 23 • ProjEx Room and Main Space: MESSAGES TO: THE EDMONTON REMAND CENTRE NEWSPAPER: Photos by Lindsey Bond; until Jun 23 • Main Space: New work by Montreal artist Andrew Forster; until Jun 23 • Rooftop Patio Series: Art, food, sunshine, cocktails and camaraderie; guest patio host DJ NVS: Jun 14; Every Thu Jun 14-Aug 23 • Summer Incubator Series: Artists show their newest, in-development work for one week in the Community Gallery. Each show has an opening with the Thursday night Rooftop Patio event; Jennie Vegt: Jun 11-16 LOFT GALLERY • A. J. Ottewell Art Centre, 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park, 780.922.6324 • Art Society Members artworks • Until Jun 24 MCMULLEN GALLERY • U of A Hospital, 8440-112 St, 780.407.7152 • 25: Artworks by U of A Hospital staff in celebration of the Friends of University Hospital's 25th Anniversary • Until Jun 17 MICHIF CULTURAL AND MÉTIS RESOURCE INSTITUTE • 9 Mission Ave, St Albert, 780.651.817∂6 • Aboriginal Veterans Display • Gift Shop • Finger weaving and sash display by Celina Loyer • Ongoing MILDWOOD GALLERY • 426, 6655-178 St • Mel Heath, Joan Healey, Fran Heath, Larraine Oberg, Terry Kehoe, Darlene Adams, Sandy Cross and Victoria, Pottery by Naboro Kubo and Victor Harrison • Ongoing MULTICULTURAL CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY (MCPAG)–Stony Plain • 5411-51 St, Stony Plain, 780.963.9935 • Drawings and paintings by John Zyp • Jun 9-Jul 11 • Reception: Jun 10 MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM–St Albert • 5 St Anne St, St Albert, 780.459.1528 • St Albert History Gallery: Artifacts dating back 5,000 years • IN FOCUS: Photographing the Alberta and Montana Frontier, 1870-1930; Blood, Blackfoot, Northwest Mounted Police and ranching artifacts from the Royal Alberta Museum and Musée Héritage Museum will be featured with the photographs • Until Aug 19 NAESS GALLERY • Paint Spot, 10032-81 Ave, 780.432.0240 • June Art Work by DP NINA HAGGERTY–Stollery Gallery • 9225-118 Ave, 780.474.7611 • Blow in the Dark Glassworks Studio: Keith Walker • CELEBRATION OF ABILITIES: AABIS–Alberta Artists with Brain Injury Society, 9th annual exhibition and sale • Until Jun 16 • Reception: Jun 7, 6-8pm

NFB FILM CLUB • Idylwylde Library, 8310-88 Ave • Bead Game/The Hole Story • Jun 11, 7pm

GALLERIES + MUSEUMS AGNES BUGERA GALLERY • 12310 Jasper Ave, 780.482.2854 • Paintings by Scott Pattinson; until Jun 8 ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY • 10186-106 St, 780.488.6611 • Discovery Gallery: CONFLUENCE: Robin DuPont's exploration of soda fired pottery; until Jun 16 • Feature Gallery: PULP PAPER PAGES: Featuring contemporary Albertan book + paper arts; until Jul 7 • SHIFT: a transformative state of mind: Artwork by the ACAD fourth year metal program students • NEGOTIATING TRADITIONS–SIX APPROACHES TO TAPESTRY: by former students of Jane Kidd • JANE KIDD: a sample of tapestries by prominent fibre artist, Jane Kidd; Jul 14-Sep 29 • June Artist Spotlight Meet and Greet: Calgary jewellery artist Laura McIvor; Jun 7, 6 pm


NEXTFEST • Roxy, 10708-124 St, other Edmonton venues, 780.453.2440 • Theatre Network, presented by the Nextfest Arts Company • Showcase of local, national, and international emerging artists–the artistic voice of the next generation • Jun 7-17 PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY • 12304 Jasper Ave, 780.455.7479 • SUMMER GROUP SHOWS: Gallery artists • Jun-Aug ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM • 12845-102 Ave, 780.453.9100 • FACES OF LABOUR: until Jun 24 • WINGED TAPESTRIES: MOTHS AT LARGE: until Sep 3 • FASHIONING FEATHERS: The effect of fashion's demand for feathers on bird populations at the beginning of the twentieth century; until Jan 6 • WOLF TO WOOF: Jun 9-Sep 16 • THE ART OF SEATING: Two Hundred Years of American Design: Jun 15-Oct 6 • THE TSARS' CABINET: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs: Oct 6-Jan 2 SCOTT GALLERY • 10411-124 St, 780.488.3619 • FUSION: LINE & LAND: Figurative and landscape works by Jacques Clément and Yuriko Kitamura • Until Jun 26 SNAP GALLERY • Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, 10123-121 St, 780.423.1492 • Artworks by Arthur Desmarteaux and Allison Moore • Until Jun 30 STRATHCONA COUNTY GALLERY@501 • 501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park, 780.410.8585 • Artworks by Ila Crawford; until Jun 24 TELUS CENTRE • U of A Museums, Gallery A, Main Fl, 87 Ave, 111 St, 780.492.5834 • Open: Thu-Fri 12-5pm; Sat 2-5pm • CHINA'S IMPERIAL MODERN: THE PAINTER'S CRAFT: Curated by Lisa Claypool • Until Jul 14 TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE • 11211-142 St, 780.452.9100 • IMAX: To The Arctic (G); Born to be Wild and Rescue • Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre: ROBOTS–THE INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION: Until Sep 9 • ROBOTS: THE INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION • IMAX: Hubble: Opens June 30 • Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre: Experience the Aurora; opens Jun 30 U OF A MUSEUMS–TELUS Centre • Gallery A, Main Fl, 87 Ave, 111 St, U of A, 780.492.5834 • CHINA'S IMPERIAL MODERN: THE PAINTER'S CRAFT: • Until Jul 14; Thu-Fri, 12-5pm, Sat 2-5pm VAAA GALLERY • 3rd Fl, 10215-112 St, 780.421.1731 • COMING OF AGE: THE GRADUATES: Artworks by 10 graduating artists from five different communities in Alberta • Jun 7-Jul 14, Jun 30, 12-4pm, closed Jul 1 • WATER MEDIA–THE WORKS FESTIVAL 2012: Artworks by VAAA's membership; Jun 14-Jul 21; opening: Jun 14, 7-9:30pm WEST END GALLERY • 12308 Jasper Ave, 780.488.4892 • UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION: Paintings by Steven Armstrong • Until Jun 14

LITERARY AUDREYS BOOKS • 10702 Jasper Ave, 780.423.3487 • Alberta author Mar’ce Merrell with her debut YA novel, Wicked Sweet • Jun 10, 2pm BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ • 9624-76 Ave, 780.469.8755 • Story Slam: 2nd Wed each month RIVERDALE • 9917-87 St • Creative Word Jam • Every 3rd Sun of the month, 6-10pm ROUGE LOUNGE • 10111-117 St, 780.902.5900 • Poetry every Tue with Edmonton's local poets T.A.L.E.S. STORY CAFÉ SERIES • Rosie’s Bar, 10475-80 Ave, 780.932.4409 • 1st Thu each month, open mic opportunity • Season's end: Liar’s Contest, open mic opportunity • Jun 7, 7-9pm • $6 minimum cover

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ART GALLERY OF ST ALBERT (AGSA)• Square One: Fundraiser and exhibition; Jun 7-23 • Artventures: Easy-Peasy Photo Transfer–drop-in art for

WUNDERBAR ON WHYTE • 8120-101 St, 780.436.2286 • The poets of Nothing, For Now: poetry workshop and jam every Sun • No minors

THEATRE AVENUE Q • La Cité Theatre, 8627 rue Marie-AnneGaboury, 780.242.2824 • Two ONE-WAY Tickets To Broadway Productions • Jun 15-30 • $26 TiX on the Square THE CHILDREN OF LIR • Winspear Centre, 780.440.2991 • Jun 16, 7:00pm • $33 at Winspear box office CHICAGO • Mayfield Dinner Theatre, 16615-109 Ave • Tickets: 780.483.4051, Toll free: 1.877.529.7829 • Broadway Musical • Until Jun 17 CHIMPROV • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave • Rapid Fire Theatre’s longform comedy show • First three Sat every month, 11pm, until Jul • $10/$5 (high school student)/$8 (RFT member at the door only) CREATIVE AGE FESTIVAL • Timms Centre for the Arts • Enabling older adults to express their identity, concerns and aspirations through drama, music, visual arts and dance • Jun 8-10 • $10 (each event); pre-register at TIX on the Square HOOKED ON BARDICS FUNDRAISER • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave • Featuring Sean McCann and Adam Meggido (UK-based Shakespearean-improv troupe, The School of Night) • Jun 17, 8pm • $25 at TIX on the Square; proceeds to Freewill Shakespeare Festival LA CAGE AUX FOLLES • La Cité Theatre, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury, 780.242.2824 • Two ONE-WAY Tickets To Broadway Productions • Jun 15-30 IMPROVAGANZA • Varscona Theatre and Transalta Arts Barns • Canada’s largest improv festival • Jun 13-23 LET THERE BE HEIGHT • La Cité Francophone, 8627-91 St, 780.758.9999 • Firefly’s Aerial Cabaret Fundraiser featuring professional and upcoming aerialists • Jun 8-9, 7pm (door), 8pm (show) • $28 at TIX on the Square, 780.420.1757 LITTLE ELEPHANTS • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave, 780.434.5564 • Shadow Theatre • Domestic comedy by Belinda Cornish • Until Jun 10; Tue-Sat 7:30pm; Sat-Sun 2pm • $15 (preview); Fri-Sat night: $26/$23 (student/senior); Tue-Thu, Sun mat: $22/$20 (student/senior) MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING • Bailey Theatre– Camrose • Shakespeare’s comedy presented by Cornerstone Christian Academy • Jun 7, 1pm; Jun 8-9, 7pm • $10 at Cathel Books; proceeds to the Open Door NEXTFEST 2012 • Roxy, 10708-124 St, other Edmonton venues, 780.453.2440 • Showcase of local, national, and international emerging artists–the artistic voice of the next generation • Jun 7-17 SPROUTS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL FOR KIDS • Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 780.439.3905 • Concrete Theatre • Public performances: Jun 9-10 • $5 at TIX on the Square THEATRESPORTS • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave • Improv runs every Fri, until Jul, 11pm (subject to occasional change) • $10/$8 (member) THE TIME OF OUR LIVES • Westbury Theatre, Transalta Arts Barns, 10330-84 Ave • Fun-filled revue by Edmonton Musical Theatre • Jun 14-16, 19-23, 7:30pm • $25 at TIX on the Square

Information Sessions: June 18 - 21, 2012 Noon - 1 pm Find out what part-time study at U of A Extension can do for you. Lunch hour sessions will be held on the second floor of Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton.

Monday, June 18: Occupational Health and Safety Government Studies Purchasing Management

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Tuesday, June 19: Spanish Residential Interiors Environmental Resource Management Community Engagement Studies

ART BEAT GALLERY • 26 St Anne St, St Albert, 780.459.3679 • Paintings by Tin Yan; through Jun • Art Walk/reception: Jun 7, 6-9pm ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA (AGA) • 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 780.422.6223 • ALEX JANVIER: LIFE'S WORK: until Aug 19 • RBC New Works: ANTHROPOCENE, 2012: Installation by Brendan McGillicuddy; until Jul 1 • BMO Work of Creativity: METHOD AND MADNESS: Family-focused interactive exhibition created by Gabe Wong; until Dec 31 • LOUISE BOURGEOIS 1911-2010; until Sep 23 • 7 YEARS IN THE CITY: Artworks from the AGA Collection; Jun 2-Sep 30

T.A.L.E.S. TELLAROUND • Bogani Café, 2023-111 St • Come to share a story, or just come to listen; hosted by Dawn Blue; 7-9pm; free; 2nd Wed each month

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Wednesday, June 20: Management Programs Adult & Continuing Education (CACE) Business Analysis Professional Citation

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Thursday, June 21:

Communications & Technology (MACT) Visual Arts Construction Administration

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Stop-gap sessions

Ben Olson fills the time between Old Sins albums with ... an acoustic album Thu, Jun 14 (8 pm) With Owls By Nature, Spencer Jo and the Wood, Sprites Wunderbar, $10 (includes a CD)


hat Ben Olson is releasing an album under his own name is a testament to the guy's musical wanderlust: he seems unwilling to just sit around and wait to assemble the usual troops if he can fill the gaps in his regular band's availability by himself. Attribute it to a prolific volume of songwriting, perhaps. By Olson's own count, in the time between the Old Sins' last album (Like a Steady Heartbeat, out in May 2011) and this release, With Nothing Framed, he'd written about four albums' worth of songs, 15 of which ended up on his album. "Everyone's got other stuff on the go—not that the Sins weren't vital or important or whatever, but there's also some downtime," Olson says, "I was like, well, instead of just waiting around I could do my own thing again. ... I'll just do something acoustic, because I've always been in love with acoustic music: bluegrass, and country and folk and blues. Sitting In a Whyte Avenue cafe, Olson notes that With Nothing Framed could be called Americana—it's an acoustic disc with an everyman feel to its songwriting—but that was someone else's name for it. Olson's less certain about applying the label. "Someone said that's the blanket term: it's a little too punk to be country, a little too country to be punk. Not talented enough to be bluegrass

Ben Olson. Other guys not pictured. // Supplied

but too bluegrass to not be bluegrass," he says. In recording the album, Olson cobbled together a band out of some of his favourite local musicians, pulling members from the likes of Old Wives, Scenic Route to Alaska and Fire Next Time. They assembled in Eat Shit and

Die Studios—Old Wives' member Liam Harvey Oswald's basement studio—for a weekend of recording. Olson didn't give the assembled band much in the way of particular instructions. Some of them asked him about what sort of sound he was going for; he simply shrugged and let them put their own spin on his demos.

That open-endedness didn't even slow down the proceedings. "We did the basic whole album—all the beds and all the main vocals in eight hours, for 15 songs," he notes. "Which I had not expected." Going in without much in the way of expectations allowed the album to shape itself naturally, he notes, into

the sum of these particular musicians at this particular time. "I really like that idea: to me it's fun, 'Sweet, I don't have to be anything.'" Olson says. "We're just going to be this record, we're just going to be Ben Olson and the guys that came with him."

writing instead of pressing record and rushing it out the door. "I like the idea of making something and re-evaluating where it sits with you later on," Bretzer says, on a lunch break from his radio station day job. "When you first make something you're like, 'Wow, I feel like I just made the greatest thing ever.' And you listen to it later, sober second thought— I have a senate now. I have my own senate, my own personal grandpa: he just sits in my brain and says, 'Oh, OK, that's bad.'"

track and album opener "Billy and I" has a gorgeous melodic humidity to it, a colourful pop vibe that filters through a lo-fi production haze and pivots nicely on a bittersweet choral hook. Having paced himself a little more on this album than on past works, Bretzer recognizes that his newfound sense of patience seems a good fit for music-making. "I've been like an adult now for two years, and I'm starting to chill out a bit when it comes to just waiting on things and thinking it through a bit more," he says. "Before I'd just be, 'Oh man I'm so hot to trot, I gotta get this album out.' Now it's like, 'Oh. You just made it, why not take a little break and think about it a little more, and just refine it a bit?'"




Travis Bretzer Fri, Jun 8 (8 pm) With Man Legs, Rocktimus Crime Elevation Room, $7


here's a pervasive cloud of mischief swirling around Travis Bretzer. It's visible in the music videos he's done—to pick one, "Find Another Guy" has him vamping around town in dude shades, drinking Jägermeister sans cup at a skatepark, guitar soloing for children and taking a baseball bat to both a boombox and a watermelon (the boombox also gets tossed through a basketball hoop). It's also audible in the things he says, the examples he uses to illustrate his point, and it's honestly pretty entertaining. But maturity, at least some form of it, might be starting to pierce the cloud. Formerly part of the rawkish


A more refined Subatomic

teenage upstarts the Subatomics, Bretzer, by his own admittance, has thus far recorded and released his post-Subatomics albums with more

speed than nuance. With the upcoming Making Love, his first release on Old Ugly Recordings, he took a little more time to sit and rejig his song-


Bretzer pieced Making Love together over a couple of months, crafting its songs together after work. And if his presentation can smack of humour, the music itself reveals a clever mind with a well-tuned ear for hooks: teaser







Fri, Jun 8 (8 pm) With Útidúr and guests Haven Social Club, $15


he title of Brasstronaut's new album, Mean Sun, may be tied to astronomical terminology, but that doesn't mean the Vancouver sextet is made up of a bunch of space junkies. Edo Van Breeman says the reference to the cosmos, which astronomers use to describe an imaginary star moving at the pace of the equator's rotation, was something the band found out in hindsight, but has sparked frequent questions about their interest in space. The name actually comes from a song on the album and holds a meaning that Breeman believes is much more relevant to the spirituality of music making. "The meaning for me is about the double-edged nature of having something illuminated after a period of darkness and you see it for what it really is and for all its blemishes and its beauty," he notes. This winter brought some low moments for Breeman, and he began to look to the impending warmth of spring with a sense of excitement, but knew it would not be a complete release of the baggage accumulated during the darker moments experienced prior to it. "It's like this gap between maybe


Don't stare at the Mean Sun // Jeff Petry

the happiness you might expect from achieving a certain goal in your life and the actual happiness you experience when you get there, and sometimes you don't even really realize that you're there," he continues. Mean Sun is the only album released by the band that Van Breeman genuinely enjoys listening to, which he said is in part due to the environment in which it was written. Last summer, Brasstronaut hunkered down to begin writing in an industrial warehouse space that their friend used for movie shoots in Vancouver's east end. "There were a lot of evenings we

just ordered pizza and drank beer and watched the sun go down, and just threw ideas down," Van Breeman recalls, pointing out the summerburnt mood of the songs that can be felt throughout the album, mixed with a landscape of imagery inspired by touring through Europe in the midst of the writing process. "I wanted to make a record where you could listen to it on repeat and apply a different sort of nostalgic cue every time. You're not necessarily being told an explicit Anglo folk story, but you could sort of bathe in the sound of it and let your mind wander."





Fire Next Time DOWNTOWN

June 7-9, DERINA HARVEY • June 12-16, ROB TAYLOR



A new look at Wild Rose Country

Fri, Jun 8 (8 pm) With Feast or Famine, the Weekend Kids, the Cavalry, Canyon Rose Outfit Pawn Shop, $10


here's nothing wrong with being proud of where you're from, but you've go to be honest about its lessthan-desirable traits too. This is the notion maintained by Fire Next Time, a local band that fuses together pounding folk-rock with a little punk edge to tell the tales of the land it calls home. "I once heard an interview with that dude from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and he said every song that he ever wrote was about California and I thought that was really lame when

I heard it, but now when I go back and I look at our stuff, 98 percent of it is about Alberta, and Edmonton especially," says guitarist and vocalist James Renton. The underlying theme continues on from the band's previous release, Wild Rose Sorrow, to its brand new fulllength, Hungry River Hymns. Renton says it reflects him witnessing numerous friends get swept up in the Alberta advantage, as well as racism in the south in the '20s and even a murder ballad. Fire Next Time is often branded with a folk-punk label and Renton says the blend of styles comes from what they've grown up listening to, which he

describes as lots of folk and country with some Bruce Springsteen-esque rock 'n' roll and a pissed-off 13-yearold rock kid thrown into the mix. The diversity of Fire Next Time's sound has allowed them to play shows with rock bands just as easily as a more subdued folk act. Hungry Water Hymns has a harder edge than the band's previous releases, which Renton says can be traced back to his early punk influences like NOFX. "You can play soft stuff live, but it's not as fun, especially when we're playing mostly punk-rock shows," he adds of the change of pace. "We'll save the softer stuff for coffee shops." MEAGHAN BAXTER




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Solidarity Rock Sock Hop Fundraiser / Fri, Jun 8 (8 pm) Have some old fashioned fun while supporting a good cause. Solidarity Rock is supporting Cuban rock 'n' roll with its second annual shaker. Proceeds go towards a recording project in Cuba this summer in support of the country's emerging rock 'n' roll artists. (Yellowhead Brewing Company, $5)

Weatherbelle songwriter series / Fri, Jun 8 (8:30 pm) The second installment of the songwriter series boasts an eclectic evening of folk, country and pop-rock songwriting featuring Jeff Stuart, Mark Davis and the AwesomeHots. (Blue Chair Cafe, $15)

Edmonton Pride Festival / Various dates The city's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer (LGBTQ) community is kicking off the festivities on Friday, June 8 and again follows the theme Stand UP! Stand OUT! Stand PROUD! Celebrate and support Edmonton's LGBTQ community through a variety of events over the 10-day festival, including live music at the TD Main Stage in Churchill Square, featuring numerous artists including Leah Way, Kate Reid, Kim Kuzma and Souljah Fyah. In addition to the main stage, visitors can check out more great live music in the Three Bananas Wine Bar. Edmonton Vocal Minority will be grooving to everything from Mozart to Lady Gaga at the Celebration on the Square and at the Pride Parade at noon on Sat, Jun 9, starting at 108 St travelling eastbound on 102 Ave to 99 St. ( for more information)

Andrew Glover / Fri, Jun 8 (8 pm) If you can't get to Europe any time soon, join accomplished pianist and composer Andrew Glover for Impressions of Europe, Volume 2, and forget you're in Edmonton for an evening. Glover's work has been performed by a host of noteworthy artists, including Anna Beaumont and Theresa Lightfoot, and he toured extensively with the Big Miller Band for a decade. (Yardbird Suite, $14 members, $18 guests)


Colour in Conflict / Sat, Jun 9 The pop-punk-meets-grunge-rock four-piece is ready to drop its debut full-length album on the Edmonton music scene. The album was recorded locally with the help of a grant from the Edmonton Arts Council. Colour in Conflict will be joined by Last Chance Hollywood and a host of other local talent. (Bonnie Doon Hall)

Walk for ALS / Sat, Jun 9 (8:30 am registration) The Christmas Carol Project cast is taking part in the annual walk to honour Colin Lay, a long-time live recording sound engineer for the production and main stage monitor engineer for the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Lay was diagnosed with ALS in 2010 and passed away in January 2012. Along with Lay's friends and family, the team has dubbed itself Colin's Carollers and hopes to raise $4000 for the ALS Society of Alberta, which will go towards providing care, support and equipment for individuals in the province living with ALS, as well as research across Canada. for more information. (William Hawrelak Park)

E-Town Minors: On With the Show / Wed, Jun 13 (7:30 pm) The choral group, consisting of high school and university students, will be performing an all a capella show with material ranging from Beatles classics to songs from Ghana and South Africa to wrap up its first season. (Majestic Theatre, Eastglen High School, $10, adults, $5 students/seniors, $5 children, 12 and under free) V




Jon and Roy


Picture the Ocean Fri, Jun 8 (8 pm) With guests Bonnie Doon Hall, $7 – $10


Just take it easy // Billie Woods

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olk-rockers Jon and Roy dug deeper for a newfound sense of freedom from artistic constraints and ended up with a laidback album full of singalong worthy lyrics. Prior to their show in Edmonton, the pair chatted with Vue Weekly about the making of Let It Go. How long did it take to make Let It Go  from the initial songwriting through to the end of the recording? ROY: Some of the songs have been in the repertoire for about a year, but the majority of the album was started this past fall and finished in the first couple weeks of January.   VW: When you were writing the songs, did you come at them in a particular way? Lyrics first? Music first? JON:  We didn't come at the them in a particular way, really.  Every song kind of forms in its own way. Most start with a melody or chording I've come up with, and from there we workshop them until we feel satisfied with the song overall. The music almost always comes before the lyrics. I usually write lyrics based on what the music brings up, so there's a kind of unconscious association, lyrically, to the music.   VW: Did the songs come from one person fully formed, or were they sketches that were then filled out together? ROY: Jon wrote the melodies and lyrics for all the tracks. "Vibrant Scene" was a song from his self-titled last solo album and we just worked together to arrange it as a band.  Different songs were created in different ways. For instance, the track "Somebody Knows" came out of a drum beat that I sent Jon.  For this album, we got together once a week for a few months and just played and tweaked songs till they sounded right.    VW: What were the recording sessions like for this album? Is this the kind of thing you recorded live or did you VUE WEEKLY:

piece it together one track at a time? Why? JON: The recording sessions for this album were relatively mellow. Everything was done piece by piece but we tried to approach it in a way that was more akin to a playing live, as in, going more for the performance and energy and less for the "perfect" take. We almost always do it track by track because its much easier to mix and edit that way.    VW: Were there any other songs written that were left off the album? ROY: A song called "By My Window" was cut from the album cause it didn't seem to fit with the rest of the tracks. It will be available for free when the album is purchased online.    VW: How did you decide which songs to include on the album? Did you have an idea of what you wanted  Let It Go to be when you started, or did the finished shape emerge as the writing and recording went along? JON: We only recorded 11 songs for the album and included 10, so it was pretty easy to choose what made the cut. At the same time, from the get-go there was a conscious effort to focus on and record only the songs that we thought could work on the album as a whole, concise listen.  We worked 15 or so songs in pre-production, but quickly narrowed it down to 11.     VW: You co-produced the album with Stephen Franke. What drew you to him and what did he bring to the process? How did you collaborate together? ROY: We were introduced to Stephen by a good friend of ours named Morgan Brooker. We have been working with him since the very start. He gets what we are trying to do and we respect him as a producer and a musician in his own right.    VW: If you were to trace the musical map that led you to  Let It Go,  what would it look like? JON: Hmm ... probably something like the map in the book Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami.  V

ith the addition of Matt Blackie as full-time drummer/vocalist, the duo formerly known as Jesse Dee and Jacquie B (JDJB) has evolved into a trio focused on creative collaboration and a new fusion of ideas. The group's newfound moniker came out of a lengthy process that included a disastrous band-naming competition that Dee says was just something to laugh at when it was all over. Some of the names were so atrocious and vulgar he can't even repeat them. It was finally after a good friend advised the band to look inside its own work for a name that Picture the Ocean was born.


"It's a very evocative title," Dee says, adding it comes from the song, "Being Me." "I think it makes you think about just an image in your head and that image probably is quite different for most people." According to Dee, Picture the Ocean seemed like a good fit because the imagery of the ocean also described the tumultuousness of music, with some of it being soft and flowing while some is more aggressive and hardhitting. The ups and downs of the music also compliment the highs and lows of life on the road, which became a prominent source of inspiration for the album. One situation in particular that Dee calls to mind is playing to very few people on an off-night at a venue to

the high of playing for a large crowd that's into the music, and riding that wave of excitement until the next night, when it's a disappointing turnout again. "Expect nothing because everything happens on its own accord," he adds. In the midst of the roller coaster of experiences, Picture the Ocean has developed a loyal following and has grown closer as a group. Dee and Jacquie B have been dating for four years and he says touring has made their relationship stronger than ever. Life on the road isn't about to end any time soon for Picture the Ocean either, as the group heads off to Europe in the fall and Australia in the new year. MEAGHAN BAXTER



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For Celebration Rock, Vancouver duo Japandroids doesn't really alter the alchemy established on 2009's PostNothing. Like that album, this one is eight guitar-and-drum anthems of boozy, unrequited youthful nights funneled into big 'whoa-oh-whoa' choruses. But Celebration Rock shows the band didn't need to change a thing: the energy these guys conjure up, even in a studio setting, is incredible.

Beach House Bloom (Sub Pop)  It's interesting how consistency can be viewed as either favourable or as a fault. With Bloom, Beach House returns from 2010's Teen Dream with 10 pretty and vaguely melancholic songs, each one reminiscent of the one before it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this album: any track could find a comfortable home nuzzled in the middle of a mix-tape to either a future or former lover, just as a song like

Right from album launcher "The Nights of Wine and Roses" the duo channels big emotions through its simple setup, letting the kinetic spirit of the songs max out against the limitations of the band. "Fire's Highway" is an early peak, but the album balances itself through sequencing in a (sort of) breather track, a cover of the Gun Club's "For the Love of Ivy" at the halfway point. The near-perfect second half is one big cathartic run, accelerating from "Adrenaline Nightshift" and "Younger Us" to peak with "The House That Heaven Built" and come down with closer "Continuous Thunder." The whole thing is over in under 40 minutes, ends on what could either be fireworks or firecrackers, and ultimately emerges as a thrilling document of the power of a good rock duo that sticks to its guns. PAUL BLINOV



 Lighter, country-rock songs envelop a weighty core that explores bitter love, environmental collapse, the ails of capitalism and depression on Leeroy Stagger's seventh album, Radiant Land. These somber ponderings are balanced with optimism and set to a mix of even-tempered drums, acoustic guitar, harmonicas and banjos. Stagger has always delivered deeply personal albums, allowing his audience to journey with him through substance abuse and depression, and Radiant Land is no exception. But on this album Stagger offers his sober reflection and a dose of encouragement for those who haven't quite made it out yet. A lot of the record is similar in tone, with only moments of deflection, a result of the album's genesis during an impromptu twoday recording session in Nashville. TEJAY GARDINER


Heather McKenzie Decoy (Pilot) 

"Myth" could easily (and likely will) be used to soundtrack a supposedly poignant moment in a film where the protagonist might lean her head against the window of a car, reflections of trees and stars brushing by, with her face perfectly expressionless (which, of course, should be interpreted as being anything but). As lush organs drone and mid-tempo vintage drum machines pitter patter alongside the arpeggiating guitar, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally's reverberated voices bounce between one anothers beautifully. And yet the entire experience is so uniform that unfortunately Bloom becomes quite forgettable.

The first few songs on Heather McKenzie's fourth studio record sound a bit standard in terms of song structure, but the music picks up on "Anything Like This," a fast-paced, upbeat track that would fit well in a club setting. McKenzie continues with strong songs like "Pour," where the laidback pop-rock verses seamlessly give way to a passionate rock chorus that's reminiscent of Alanis Morissette, while "New Leaf" shifts the instrumentation from piano/ soft percussion to complicated electric guitar sounds, conjures happy memories of '90s pop rock.



The Melvins Freak Puke (Ipecac)

The Junction Grievances (Fontana North)



Freak Puke shouldn't work, but it does, incorporating upright bassist Trevor Dunn into a pared down Melvins. The opening track "Mr Rip Off" starts with Dunn's deep bass lines, Dale Crover's usual beating drums staying subdued throughout the track—and most of the album—while vocalist Buzz Osbourne keeps the tone heavy with vocals and guitar riffs. Those riffs and vocals keep things heavy, with "Inner Ear Rupture" pulling out some fuzz and "A Growing Disgust" and "Lean vs. the Revolution" sticking to a more traditional heavy Melvins sound, but Crover and Osbourne stretch the Melvins wellknown ethestic in creative ways.

Coming after the breakup of a longterm relationship for lead singer Brent Jackson, the Junction's latest album turns heartbreak into an examination of human pathos on a powerful, intricately composed record. Lyrically, the songs weave thought-provoking imagery, conveying genuine emotion that, for the most part, manages to stay upbeat, as in the case of "Futurists." Even in its slower moments, like the closing track "Ashes"—which seems like a fitting title given what's been left in the wake of Jackson's relationship—the band manages to avoid the throes of melancholy and create an uplifting and powerful result.






Leeroy Stagger & His Band Radiant Light (Gold Lake)




Bry Webb Thu, Jun 14 (8pm) Elevation Room, $20


fter 10 plus years making rock 'n' roll with the Constantines, Bry Webb's solo venture, Provider, is about creative revival, quiet balance and, well, providing. On the eighth track of the album, "Lowlife," Webb sings amidst an instrumental quartet of bass and steel: "I heard them say, he's no provider / He can't stand beside her, no way / No way." Without analyzing the personal scores Webb may or may not be settling with his weighty lyrics, he makes clear the frustration he feels as a musician trying to make ends meet: "Trying to find a mortgage now as a musician or artist is incredibly difficult and frustrating. "I don't understand why it's not legitimized to some people," he says of the resistance to accept artistic talent as a meaningful vocation. But the album's genesis was in the welcoming of Webb's first child, his son Asa. The birth of his son sprung a creative revival and a move towards a quieter acoustic sound. "Part of it is that the record is written for my son, and I hadn't written a song in a long time. The Constantines had stopped playing and I didn't know

A Provider for himself: Bry Webb

how to write beyond that," he admits. "I hadn't thought about writing outside of that too much, so I just stopped. I didn't write a song for almost a year or a year and a half. And then my son was born, and I wrote the song 'Asa,' which was meant to be a lullaby for him, with no intention for it to be recorded." Feeling liberated, Webb continued to

write songs for Asa and assembled a quartet and hammered out the ninetrack album in three days. The result is the grounded, earthy collection of complex expressions created in the simplest manner—four guys, their instruments and one room. TEJAY GARDINER



The Blind Boys of Alabama

Somewhere out on the High Road // Erika Goldring

Sun, Jun 10 (8 pm) Winspear Centre, $36 – $44


eaching their eighth decade performing gospel music and earning five Grammy Awards along the way, the Blind Boys of Alabama still have moments of self-doubt. With the group's latest release, Take the High Road, the Boys meld their gospel harmonies with country twang and say they're treading water with their first country album. "We haven't drowned yet, we're floating," says founding member Jimmy Carter. "I'm a country music fan ... I always

wanted to make a country record," he adds. "I've been lobbying to do that for a long time. We finally got a chance and did it in Nashville. It's a good record, it didn't do what we thought it might do, but we haven't given up on it yet." Months after the release, Carter still shows a guarded acceptance of the country venture, but perhaps this is better interpreted as the characteristic humbleness of the man. It's hard to imagine a record full of country allstars—Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and Lee Ann Womack— paired with gospel legends being anything less than a success. Despite the hesitant feelings, Carter

says the experience of collaborating with country icons was great. The album is co-produced by Chris Goldsmith with Johnson, who was responsible for lining up the country roster and helping the two genres mix, while keeping the traditions and authenticity of both alive. Johnson also arranged a special meeting for Carter. "I got a chance to meet some of my country heroes that I thought I would never get a chance to meet," says Carter. "One of my favourite heroes is George Jones—he's not on the record but he came by ... everything was really good that day." TEJAY GARDINER






THU JUN 7 ACCENT EUROPEAN LOUNGE Sean Burns (alt country/folk), Tiff Hall (R&B/ soul); 9:30pm-11:30pm; no minors; no cover ARTERY Jam Union Party IV: Floating Feathers, Calvin Love, Electric Love Song; 8pm-2am; $10 (door)/$5 (adv at YEG Live, Blackbird BLUES ON WHYTE Debbie Davies BRITTANY'S LOUNGE Aroot's Bazaar (Gypsy Latin band) every Wed BRITTANYS LOUNGE Kenny Hillaby hosts a jazz session night every Thu with Shadow Dancers, Maura and Jeanelle; no cover CAFÉ HAVEN Shaun McDonald; 7pm CARROT CAFÉ Zoomers Thu afternoon open mic; 1-4pm DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Thu at 9pm DV 8 TAVERN The Matadors, the Benders, Butch Haller; 9pm-2am EDDIE SHORTS Good Time Jambouree with Charlie Scream every Thu J R BAR AND GRILL Live Jam Thu; 9pm JEFFREY'S CAFÉ Danielle Lowe, Asim Chin (country singer/songwriter); $10 KRUSH ULTRA LOUNGE Open stage; 7pm; no cover

COAST TO COAST Open stage every Fri; 9:30pm DEVANEY'S IRISH PUB Lyle Hobbs

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: wtft w djwtf - rock 'n' roll, blues, indie; Wooftop Lounge: Musical flavas incl funk, indie, dance/ nu disco, breaks, drum and bass, house with DJ Gundam

DV 8 TAVERN Zero Cool, Practical Slackers, Rebuild Repair; 9pm

BRIXX High Fidelity Thu: Open turntables; E: kevin@ to book 30-min set

EDDIE SHORTS Steve Kennedy, guests

CENTURY ROOM Lucky 7: Retro '80s with house DJ every Thu; 7pm-close CHROME LOUNGE 123 Ko every Thu THE COMMON Uncommon Thursday: Indie with new DJ each week with resident; Dan Pezim CROWN PUB Break Down Thu at the Crown: D&B with DJ Kaplmplx, DJ Atomik with guests DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Thu; 9pm ELECTRIC RODEO–Spruce Grove DJ every Thu FILTHY MCNASTY’S Something Diffrent every Thursday with DJ Ryan Kill FLASH NIGHT CLUB Indust:real Assembly: Goth and Industrial Night with DJ Nanuck; no minors; 10pm (door); no cover FLUID LOUNGE Take Over Thursdays: Industry Night; 9pm FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Requests every Thu with DJ Damian HALO Fo Sho: every Thu with Allout DJs DJ Degree, Junior Brown HILLTOP PUB The Sinder Sparks Show; every Thu and Fri; 9:30pm-close

EARLY STAGE SALOON– Stony Plain Forty Below

FRESH START BISTRO live music every Fri; 7-10pm; $10 GOOD NEIGHBOR PUB T.K. and the Honey Badgers every friday; 8:30-midnight; no cover HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB Brasstronaut, Utidur, Wild Rose Orchestra; 8pm; $15 at YEG Live, Blackbyrd HAWRELAK PARK–Open Sky Music Festival Surf rock, reggae, roots); Chali 2na, Jon and Roy, Brian McLeod; Side Stage: Souljah Fyah, Jordan Jones, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald; Gates: (live DJ): 4pm; all ages; $90 (full weekend)/$30 (Fri)/$40 (Sat)/$40 (Sun) IRISH CLUB Jam session every Fri; 8pm; no cover JEFFREY'S CAFÉ Opus Three (classic, swing jazz) Helen Nolan, Doug Innes,, Norm Williams; $10 JEKYLL AND HYDE PUB Headwind (classic pop/rock); every Fri; 9pm; no cover L.B'S PUB Coaster 44; 9:30-2am LIZARD LOUNGE Rock 'n' roll open mic every Fri; 8:30pm; no cover NEW CITY Women Of Metal Appreciation Night: Jezibelle, Edge of Attack, Death Assembly, Saskia Arts (from Luna Dance Fusion); no minors; 8pm (door); $8(adv)/$10 (door)

L.B.'S PUB Open jam with Kenny Skoreyko, Fred LaRose and Gordy Mathews (Shaved Posse) every Thu; 9pm-1am

KAS BAR Urban House: every Thu with DJ Mark Stevens; 9pm

NEW WEST HOTEL Ghost Rider ON THE ROCKS Open Sky after party with King Muskafa

MARYBETH'S COFFEE HOUSE–Beaumont Open mic every Thu; 7pm

LEVEL 2 LOUNGE Funk Bunker Thursdays LUCKY 13 Sin Thu with DJ Mike Tomas

OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Dueling Piano's, all request live; 9pm-2am every Fri and Sat; no cover

NAKED CYBERCAFE & ESPRESSO BAR Open stage Thu; all ages; 9pm-close; no cover NEW CITY Krang, Shooting Guns, Deadhorse; no minors; 7pm (door), 9pm (show); $8 (door) NEW WEST HOTEL Canadian Country Hall of Fame Guest host Bev Munro; Ghost Rider NORTH GLENORA HALL Jam by Wild Rose Old Time Fiddlers every Thu OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Jesse Peters (R&B, blues, jazz, Top 40); 9pm-2am every Thu; no cover PAWN SHOP Cleanse Kill, Between Seas, Eyes of Eyes of Reverence; 8pm RICHARD'S PUB Jack Semple (blues); 8pm; $22 (adv) RIC’S GRILL Peter Belec (jazz); most Thursdays; 7-10pm ROXY LOBBY NextFest CBC Music Series: Jenie Thai; 10:30pm SHERLOCK HOLMES– Downtown Derina Harvey SHERLOCK HOLMES– WEM AJ'S Group WILD BILL’S–Red Deer TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close WUNDERBAR Needles// Pins, The Mandates, Energetic Action; 9pm; $8

Classical WESTBURY THEATRE A Touch of Goth: Edmonton Vocal Minority, Neon, with Darrin Hagen; 8pm; part of Pride Festival; $15 (adult)/$12 (student/senior)at TIX on the Square, Earth's General Store, EVM members WINSPEAR LOBBY Opera Nuova Voacl Arts Festival: Music at Noon; free



ON THE ROCKS Salsaholic: every Thu; dance lessons at 8pm; salsa DJ to follow OVERTIME–Downtown Thursdays at Eleven: Electronic Techno and Dub Step RENDEZVOUS Metal night every Thu TAPHOUSE–St Albert Eclectic mix every Thu with DJ Dusty Grooves UNION HALL 3 Four All Thursdays: rock, dance, retro, top 40 with DJ Johnny Infamous WILD BILL’S–Red Deer TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close

FRI JUN 8 APEX CASINO–VEE Emeralds ARTERY NextFest CBC Music Series: MDZ; 9:30pm AVENUE THEATRE Greater Than Giants, Everyone Everywhere, the JollyGood; 6:30pm; $15 (door) BISTRO LA PERSAUD Blues: every Friday Night hosted by The Dr Blu Band; 8pm (music); BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ Weatherbelle present Three acts in-the-round: Mark Davis, Jeff Stuart, The AwesomeHots; 8:30pm; $15 BLUES ON WHYTE Debbie Davies BONNIE DOON HALL Picture The Ocean (alt/pop), Tallest To Shortest; 8pm; $7 (adv)/$10 (door)

BRIXX BAR Early Show: Van Funk and the Lebarons with Alexander David Band and Mondrian Shift; Late Show: XoXo to follow (every Fri) CARROT Live music every Fri; all ages; 7pm; $5 (door) CASINO EDMONTON Suite 33 (pop/rock) CASINO YELLOWHEAD The King Beats (pop/rock)


PAWN SHOP Fire Next Time (CD release/tour/Kickoff party), Feast or Famine, the Weekend Kids, the Cavalry, Canyon Rose Outfit; 8pm; $10 at Blackbyrd RED PIANO BAR Hottest dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Fri; 9pm-2am RIVER CREE–The Venue Sharon Cuneta (Filipino singer, actress); $44.50 SHERLOCK HOLMES– Downtown Derina Harvey SHERLOCK HOLMES– WEM AJ'S Group SIDELINERS PUB Scooter Trio; guests; 9pm; no cover charge

BLACKSHEEP PUB Bash: DJ spinning retro to rock classics to current BONEYARD ALE HOUSE The Rock Mash-up: DJ NAK spins videos every Fri; 9pm; no cover BUDDY’S DJ Arrow Chaser every Fri; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm BUFFALO UNDERGROUND R U Aware Friday: Featuring Neon Nights CHROME LOUNGE Platinum VIP every Fri THE COMMON Boom The Box: every Fri; nu disco, hip hop, indie, electro, dance with weekly local and visiting DJs on rotation plus residents Echo and Shortround THE DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Fri; 9pm ELECTRIC RODEO–Spruce Grove DJ every Fri FILTHY MCNASTY'S Shake yo ass every Fri with DJ SAWG FLUID LOUNGE Hip hop and dancehall; every Fri FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Top tracks, rock, retro with DJ Damian; every Fri HILLTOP PUB The Sinder Sparks Show; every Thu and Fri; 9:30pm-close JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY LGBT Community: Rotating DJs Fri and Sat; 10pm NEWCASTLE PUB House, dance mix every Fri with DJ Donovan O2'S TAPHOUSE AND GRILL DJs every Fri and Sat O2'S ON WHYTE DJ Jay every Fri and Sat OVERTIME–Downtown Fridays at Eleven: Rock hip hop, country, top forty, techno

WINSPEAR CENTRE Late Night Brahms: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Bill Eddins (conductor), Angela Cheng (piano), Òran and Kokopelli; 9:30pm; $20-$40

DJs BAR-B-BAR DJ James; every Fri; no cover BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Every Friday DJs on all three levels

DV 8 TAVERN Forbidden Dimension, Preying Saints, Snakebite; 9pm EARLY STAGE SALOON– Stony Plain Forty Below EDDIE SHORTS Shelley Foss, The Frolics and Call Apollo EDMONTON EVENT CENTRE Laidback Luke (dance/electronic); 9pm; tickets at FILTHY MCNASTY'S Mars and Venus (covers show), Dan Jackson; 4pm; no cover GAS PUMP Saturday Homemade Jam: Mike Chenoweth HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB Cadence and Nathan (CD release show), the Living Daylights, Justin Dery; 8pm; $8 (adv)/$10 (door) HAWRELAK PARK–Open Sky Music Festival Surf rock, reggae, roots: The Wailers, Current Swell, Tribal Seeds, Nuela Charles; Side Stage: 77 Jefferson, Tatam Reeves, Del Barber, Kim Churchill, The Steadies, Jake Ian, Brave New Waves, Lindsey Walker, Third Branch, The Collective West; Gates: (live DJ): 11am; all ages; $30 (Fri) HILLTOP PUB Sat afternoon roots jam with Pascal, Simon and Dan, 3:30-6:30pm; evening HOOLIGANZ Live music every Sat

IRON BOAR PUB Jazz in Wetaskiwin featuring jazz trios the 1st Sat each month; $10

SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE Fuzzion Friday: with Crewshtopher, Tyler M, guests; no cover

JEFFREY'S CAFÉ Lori Mohacsy (jazz singer) and her band; $10

SUEDE LOUNGE House, electro, Top40, R'n'B with DJ Melo-D every Fri SUITE 69 Release Your Inner Beast: Retro and Top 40 beats with DJ Suco; every Fri TREASURY In Style Fri: DJ Tyco and Ernest Ledi; no line no cover for ladies all night long UNION HALL Ladies Night every Fri VINYL DANCE LOUNGE Connected Las Vegas Fridays Y AFTERHOURS Foundation Fridays


WESTBURY THEATRE Pride Concert: Edmonton Vocal Minority; 7:30pm

THE DISH NEK Trio (jazz); every Sat, 6pm

RED STAR Movin’ on Up: indie, rock, funk, soul, hip hop with DJ Gatto, DJ Mega Wattson; every Fri

WUNDERBAR City Of Champions, Labradoodle, guests

CONVOCATION HALL Opera Extravaganza with Improvaganza; 7:30pm


HYDEAWAY Marleigh and Mueller (classic pop/jazz/ musical theatre); 8pm; 3rd Sat each month; $10

ALBERTA BEACH HOTEL Open stage with Trace Jordan 1st and 3rd Sat; 7pm-12


CROWN PUB Acoustic blues open stage with Marshall Lawrence, every Sat, 2-6pm; every Sat, 12-2am

REDNEX–Morinville DJ Gravy from the Source 98.5 every Fri

WILD BILL’S–Red Deer TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close

YARDBIRD SUITE The Best of Edmonton: Andrew Glover: Impressions of Europe Volume 2; 8pm (door), 9pm (show); $14 (member)/$18 (guest)

COAST TO COAST Live bands every Sat; 9:30pm

APEX CASINO–VEE Emeralds ARTERY NextFest CBC Music Series: Nite Club Smut Cabaret: The Noble Thiefs; 9:30pm BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Hair of the Dog: Sarah Burton (live acoustic music every Sat); 4-6pm; no cover BLUES ON WHYTE Every Sat afternoon: Jam with Back Door Dan; Debbie Davies BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ Carrie Day, Lindsay Woolgar, Kyler Schogen, others; 8:30pm; $10 CAFÉ CORAL DE CUBA Cafe Coral De Cuba Marco Claveria's open mic (music, poetry, jokes); every Sat, 6pm; $5 CARROT CAFÉ Sat Open mic; 7pm; $2

L.B.'S PUB Sat afternoon Jam with Gator and Friends; 5-9pm; Evening: Paula Perro and No Foolin', guest LOUISIANA PURCHASE Suchy Sister Saturdays: Amber, Renee or Stephanie with accompaniment; 10pm12; no cover NEW CITY Mung, Fuquored, Bastard Death Machine; 8pm (door), 9pm (show); $10 (door) NEW WEST HOTEL Country jam every Sat; 3-6pm; Ghost Rider NOORISH CAFÉ Slack Key Slim; 7-10pm; donation O’BYRNE’S Live band every Sat, 3-7pm; DJ every Sat, 9:30pm ON THE ROCKS Open Sky after party with Crush OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Dueling Piano's, all request live; 9pm-2am every Fri and Sat; no cover PAWN SHOP Any Last Regrets, No Witness, Grounded Star; 7pm; $10 (adv) RED PIANO BAR Hottest dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Sat; 9pm-2am ROSE AND CROWN Jimmy Whiffen SHERLOCK HOLMES– Downtown Derina Harvey SHERLOCK HOLMES– WEM AJ'S Group SIDELINERS PUB Sat open stage; 3-7pm STARLITE ROOM Other: all Four Rooms. Pure Pride 2012 comes to the Starlite

CASINO EDMONTON Suite 33 (pop/rock)

STUDIO MUSIC FOUNDATION Kopout, Practical Slackers, guests; 9pm

CASINO YELLOWHEAD The King Beats (pop/rock)

WUNDERBAR Old Ugly Denim Fest

WUNDERBAR Teen Daze, Doug Hoyer, The Parish Of Little Clifton

DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Sat; 9pm

Saturdays at Eleven: R'n'B, hip hop, reggae, Old School

Y AFTERHOURS Release Saturdays

ELECTRIC RODEO–Spruce Grove DJ every Sat

PALACE CASINO Show Lounge DJ every Sat



FILTHY MCNASTY'S Fire up your night every Saturday with DJ SAWG

BEER HUNTER–St Albert Open stage/jam every Sun; 2-6pm

WINSPEAR CENTRE Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Angela Cheng plays Brahms (piano); 8pm; $20-$75

FLUID LOUNGE Scene Saturday's Relaunch: Party; hip-hop, R&B and Dancehall with DJ Aiden Jamali

PAWN SHOP Transmission Saturdays: Indie rock, new wave, classic punk with DJ Blue Jay and Eddie Lunchpail; 9pm (door); free (before 10pm)/$5 (after 10pm)


DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: The Menace Sessions: Alt Rock/Electro/ Trash with Miss Mannered; Wooftop: Sound It Up!: classic hip-hop and reggae with DJ Sonny Grimezz; Underdog: Dr. Erick BLACKSHEEP PUB DJ every Sat BOHEMIA Major League Bass Ball PRIDE celebration: with porn-star-DJ Showboy; 9pm; $20 (adv)/$25 (door) BONEYARD ALE HOUSE DJ Sinistra Saturdays: 9pm BUDDY'S Feel the rhythm every Sat with DJ Phon3 Hom3; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm BUFFALO UNDERGROUND Head Mashed In Saturday: Mashup Night

FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Top tracks, rock, retro every Sat with DJ Damian HALO For Those Who Know: house every Sat with DJ Junior Brown, Luke Morrison, Nestor Delano, Ari Rhodes JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY LGBT Community: Rotating DJs Fri and Sat; 10pm NEWCASTLE PUB Top 40 requests every Sat with DJ Sheri NEW CITY LEGION Polished Chrome: every Sat with DJs Blue Jay, The Gothfather, Dervish, Anonymouse; no minors; free (5-8pm)/$5 (ladies)/$8 (gents after 8pm) O2'S TAPHOUSE AND GRILL DJs every Fri and Sat O2'S ON WHYTE DJ Jay every Fri and Sat OVERTIME–Downtown

RED STAR Indie rock, hip hop, and electro every Sat with DJ Hot Philly and guests ROUGE LOUNGE Rouge Saturdays: global sound and Cosmopolitan Style Lounging with DJ Rezzo, DJ Mkhai SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE Your Famous Saturday with Crewshtopher, Tyler M SUEDE LOUNGE House, electro, Top40, R'n'B with DJ Melo-D every Fri SUITE 69 Stella Saturday: retro, old school, top 40 beats with DJ Lazy, guests TEMPLE Oh Snap! Oh Snap with Degree, Cool Beans, Specialist, Spenny B and Mr. Nice Guy and Ten 0; every Sat 9pm UNION HALL Celebrity Saturdays: every Sat hosted by DJ Johnny Infamous VINYL DANCE LOUNGE Signature Saturdays

BLACKJACK'S ROADHOUSE–Nisku Open mic every Sun hosted by Tim Lovett BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ Sunday Brunch: PM Bossa; 10:30am2:30pm; donations BLUE PEAR RESTAURANT Jazz on the Side Sun: Marc Beaudin; 5:30-8:30pm; $25 if not dining CAFFREY'S–Sherwood Park The Sunday Blues Jam: hosted by Kevin and Rita McDade and the Grey Cats Blues Band, guests every week; 5-9pm; no cover CHA ISLAND TEA CO Live on the Island: Rhea March hosts open mic and Songwriter's stage; starts with a jam session; 7pm DEVANEY’S IRISH PUB Celtic open stage every Sun with Keri-Lynne Zwicker; 5:30pm; no cover DOUBLE D'S Open jam every Sun; 3-8pm EDDIE SHORTS Open stage with Dan Daniels every Sun

FILTHY MCNASTY'S Rock and Soul Sundays with DJ Sadeeq HAWRELAK PARK–Open Sky Music Festival Surf rock, reggae, roots: Five Alarm Funk, Mishka, Hey Ocean, Jeff Morris; Side Stage: Shane Philip, Russ Dawson, Anuhea, Brenna MacQuarrie, Through the Roots, Darryl Matthews, Wool on Wolves, Lesley Pelletier, Scott Cook and the Long Weekends, Lauren Busheikin, The Whytes, Gates: (live DJ): 11am' all ages; $40 (Sat)



HOGS DEN PUB Open Jam: hosted; open jam every Sun, all styles welcome; 3-7pm


NEWCASTLE PUB Sun Soul Service (acoustic jam): Willy James and Crawdad Cantera; 3-6:30pm


NEW CITY LEGION DIY Sunday Afternoons: 4pm (door), 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm (bands) NEW CITY The Strugglefucks, Half Chance Heroes, Action News Team, Connor Regan (Lucky & Stoned) O’BYRNE’S Open mic every Sun; 9:30pm-1am ON THE ROCKS Rawlco's Showtime Concert Series: James Morrissey, This Girl That Boy; Open Sky Music

















Festival wrap-up party with the Steadies, the Soulicitors

O2'S TAP HOUSE AND GRILL Open stage hosted by the Vindicators; 4-8pm every Sun RICHARD'S PUB Sun Live Jam hosted by Carson Cole; 4pm ROXY LOBBY CBC NextFest Music Series: Bardic Form; 10pm TWO ROOMS Live Jam every Sun with Jeremiah; 5-9pm; no cover; $10 (dinner) WINSPEAR Blind Boys of Alabama, Over the Rhine; 8pm WUNDERBAR Old Ugly Denim Fest YELLOWHEAD BREWERY Open Stage: Every Sun, 8pm

Classical ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA Pod: Good Women's OLD TIMERS CABIN An Afternoon with a Merry Widow: light opera; 4:30pm MUTTART HALL Edmonton Mozart Festival: A Little Night Music; 7pm; $15 (adv)/$20 (door)/$25 (festival pass) U OF A Behind the Scenes Master Class Series: With Irena Welhasch Baerg and Ted Baerg; 7-9pm; $14-$20 UPPER CRUST CAFÉ Opera for New-ova-ites: Keeping the stories straight; 2pm

DJs BACKSTAGE TAP AND GRILL Industry Night: every Sun with Atomic Improv, Jameoki and DJ Tim BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: Soul Sundays: A fantastic voyage through '60s and '70s funk, soul and R&B with DJ Zyppy FLOW LOUNGE Stylus Sun LEVEL 2 LOUNGE Stylus Industry Sundays: Invinceable, Tnt, Rocky, Rocko, Akademic, weekly guest DJs; 9pm-3am SAVOY MARTINI LOUNGE Reggae on Whyte: RnR Sun with DJ IceMan; no minors; 9pm; no cover

MON JUN 11 ARDEN THEATRE Global Country Concert And Country Star Search Finals with Lisa Hewitt

VENUE GUIDE ACCENT EUROPEAN LOUNGE 8223-104 St, 780.431.0179 ALE YARD TAP 13310-137 Ave ARTERY 9535 Jasper Ave AVENUE THEATRE 9030-118 Ave, 780.477.2149 BISTRO LA PERSAUD 8617-91 St, 780.758.6686 BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE 10425-82 Ave, 780.439.1082 BLACKJACK'S ROADHOUSE– Nisku 2110 Sparrow Drive, Nisku, 780.986.8522 BLACKSHEEP PUB 11026 Jasper Ave, 780.420.0448 BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ 9624-76 Ave, 780.989.2861 BLUE PEAR RESTAURANT 10643-123 St, 780.482.7178 BLUES ON WHYTE 10329-82 Ave, 780.439.3981 BOHEMIA 10217-97 St BONEYARD ALE HOUSE 9216-34 Ave, 780.437.2663 BONNIE DOON HALL 9240-93 St BRITTANY'S LOUNGE 10225-97 St, 780.497.0011 BRIXX BAR 10030-102 St (downstairs), 780.428.1099 BUDDY’S 11725B Jasper Ave, 780.488.6636 CAFÉ CORAL DE CUBA 10816 Whyte Ave CAFÉ HAVEN 9 Sioux Rd, Sherwood Park, 780.417.5523, CARROT CAFÉ 9351-118 Ave, 780.471.1580 CASINO EDMONTON 7055 Argylll Rd, 780.463.9467 CASINO YELLOWHEAD 12464153 St, 780 424 9467 CENTURY CASINO 13103 Fort Rd, 780.643.4000 CHA ISLAND TEA CO 10332-81 Ave, 780.757.2482 CHROME LOUNGE 132 Ave, Victoria Tr


BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Sleeman Mon: Angela Evans (with Ben Sures); 10pm; no cover BLUES ON WHYTE Blues Nite: Bill Durst DEVANEY'S IRISH PUB Singer/songwriter open stage: Nadine Kellman; every Mon; 8pm DV 8 TAVERN White Lung, Mahria, Burn Collector NEW WEST HOTEL Nightwing OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Monday Open Stage PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL Acoustic instrumental old time fiddle jam every Mon; hosted by the Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Society; 7pm ROSE BOWL/ROUGE LOUNGE Acoustic open stage every Mon; 9pm WUNDERBAR Dr Jokes Comedy Night

Classical STARBUCKS/CHAPTERS, (Southpointe) Edmonton Classical Guitar Society Open Stage musical evening; 7-9pm

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: Blue Jay’s Messy Nest: mod, brit pop, new wave, British rock with DJ Blue Jay CROWN PUB Mixmashitup Mon Industry Night: with DJ Fuzze, J Plunder (DJs to bring their music and mix mash it up) FILTHY MCNASTY'S Metal Mondays with DJ Tyson

404: Septimus (sax), Jim Donnett (guitar), Septimus

NEW CITY Trusty Chords Tuesdays; $5 (door) NEW CITY Matthew A and the Keys, Ashanti Marshall, Kyle Shad, Nevada CL NEW WEST HOTEL Nightwing O’BYRNE’S Celtic jam every Tue; with Shannon Johnson and friends; 9:30pm OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK The Campfire Hero's (acoustic rock, country, top 40); 9pm-2am every Tue; no cover PADMANADI Open stage every Tue; with Mark Davis; all ages; 7:30-10:30pm R PUB Open stage jam every Tue; hosted by Gary and the Facemakers; 8pm RED PIANO All request band Tuesdays: Joint Chiefs (classic rock, soul, R&B) every Tue SECOND CUP– Summerwood Open stage/ open mic every Tue; 7:30pm; no cover SHERLOCK HOLMES– Downtown Rob Taylor SHERLOCK HOLMES–WEM Mike Braniff WUNDERBAR Pizzarrhea with Pigeon Breeders and Scraam

Classical ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA–Ledcor Theatre Song Soirées at the AGA; German Artsong; 7:30pm


NEW CITY LEGION Madhouse Mon: Punk/metal/ etc with DJ Smart Alex

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: alternative retro and not-so-retro, electronic and Euro with Eddie Lunchpail; Wooftop: It’s One Too Many Tuesdays: Reggae, funk, soul, boogie and disco with Rootbeard


BUDDYS DJ Arrow Chaser every

LUCKY 13 Industry Night every Mon with DJ Chad Cook

BLUES ON WHYTE Blues Nite: Bill Durst BRIXX BAR Ruby Tuesdays guest with host Mark Feduk, Mayan Fox, Sarah Burton, guest Sean Brewer and Mike Dunn; $5 after 8pm DRUID IRISH PUB Open stage every Tue; with Chris Wynters; 9pm

CROWN PUB Live Hip Hop Tue: freestyle hip hop with DJ Xaolin and Mc Touch DV8 Creepy Tombsday: Psychobilly, Hallowe'en horrorpunk, deathrock with Abigail Asphixia and Mr Cadaver; every Tue

EDDIE SHORTS CBC NextFest Music Series: Liam Trimble; 9:30pm

NEW CITY LEGION High Anxiety Variety Society Bingo vs. karaoke with Ben Disaster, Anonymouse every Tue; no minors; 4pm-3am; no cover

L.B.’S Tue Blues Jam with Ammar; 9pm-1am; Show

RED STAR Experimental Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Electro

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(Mar 21 – Apr 19): If your destiny has been tweaked by bias or injustice, it's a good time to rebel. If you are being manipulated by people who care for you—even if it's allegedly for your own good—you now have the insight and power necessary to wriggle free of the bind. And if you have been wavering in your commitment to your oaths, you'd better be intensely honest with yourself about why that's happening.


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SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21): In addition to being an accomplished astrophysicist and philosopher, Arthur Eddington (1882-1944) possessed mad math skills. Legend has it that he was one of only three people on the planet who actually comprehended Einstein's Theory of Relativity. That's a small level of appreciation for such an important set of ideas, isn't it? On the other hand, most people I know would be happy if there were as many as three humans in the world who truly understood them. In accordance with the astrological omens, I suggest you make that one of your projects in the next 12 months: to do whatever you can to ensure there are at least three people who have a detailed comprehension of and appreciation for who you really are.


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Who needs Pride depends on who is asking the question June is a colourful month: the trees cially potent in the last few years are fully leaved, the lilacs are out, in Toronto. First, the debacle with and drag queens across the country Queers Against Israeli Apartheid— are getting ready to strut their stuff. who, after not marching last year, Pride season is upon us! If Edmonhave applied to be in Toronto's ton is like other cities I have parade again this year— lived in, there is an editorial and now Mayor Ford's or blog post being written reluctance to attend any .com ly as you read these words Pride-related activities k e e @vuew ashley pondering whether or not have stirred the "do we y Ashle h need Pride?" pot. we "need" Pride celebrations g r Drybu anymore. I will confess to you that I find this question deeply frusWhat I find revealing about these trating as it overshadows the imporarguments though are the fractant questions we should be asking: tures in queer communities. Pride not whether or not we need Pride, celebrations are rooted in politibut how we should celebrate Pride cal demonstrations promoting civil and who these celebrations are for. rights and social acceptance so the Frankly, most of the "do we need "do we need Pride?" question is rePride" arguments are boring. Wander ally, "are we equal yet?" Looking into the online comments section of comparatively at history, the rest of any of our country's national newsthe world or even our neighbours to papers (right-wing or right-wing-lite, the south, queers in Canada have it take your pick) whenever they run relatively good. But here's the tricky a story about Pride or queers and part: when we ask those questions, you'll see what I mean: the queers who comprises the "we"? Is Pride (sorry, "gays and lesbians") that wish primarily for the cis-gendered, upthat we'd put our pants back on, wardly-mobile, middle class white turn down the Lady Gaga and "be queers who can enjoy the full bennormal" are met with a chorus of efits of marriage, tax-breaks, child"stop pretending to be straight" and rearing and hospital visitation? Or is both sides quickly degenerate into Pride for the trans folks who for the name-calling and cat-fighting. most part still have to pay for any These arguments have been espemedical interventions (hormones,


surgery, electrolysis, etc) out of pocket? Is it for the large population of street-involved queer youth, for queers in poverty, the queers of colour, the queers with disabilities, the queers living with HIV/AIDS, the queers who won't sit down and shut up and play nice? Depending on how you answer that question, I imagine, changes how you feel about the necessity of Pride. More importantly, once you decide who Pride is for, you get to start imaging what you want your Pride celebration to look like. As frustrating as the debates around Queers Against Israeli Apartheid were, I am grateful that they happened—they forced all of us to consider who and what Pride (in Toronto or across Canada) was for. My take is that there's been a renewed sense of political activism in Pride celebrations as we confront the fact that while gay marriage may have made queers equal (in some ways) to straights, it has certainly not made all queers equal to one another. For me, that is the essence of Pride: a coming together of the wildly-diverse queer communities and a reminder that the fight is far from over. V




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This week: Fleshlight meets bearskin rug for a little debauchery Could you tell my boy to calm the and disgusting, and ever since then, heck down? Can't seem to get him he won't let me tie him up or beat him to get the difference between bestior anything. He says he's afraid I will ality, necrophilia and screwin' kill him and then screw him. I E G a bearskin rug. Emphasizing keep telling him it was all A SAV my usual sexual interests— just a game, but he won't which involve rope bondbelieve it. What can I do? m o ekly.c vuewe BEAR GRINNED ANYWAY age, floggin' and an e-stim savagelove@ Dan unit—hasn't worked. Logic avage What can you do? You mean S isn't helpin' out at all. Maybe besides send video of you and your you can help? bear in action to prove this isn't the I'm a gay man and a hunter; he's most entertaining fake letter I've rea gay boy and a vegan. But he likes ceived since Michelle Obama invited how I look in my camo, holding a me to dinner at Sarah Jessica Parker's rifle, so it works. Last fall, I went to apartment? What can you do besides Idaho and shot a black bear and a that? 13-point buck. A taxidermist mounted You can do this: you can draw a disthe buck's head, which hangs above tinction between what was going on my bed, and made the bear into a in that bear's mouth when your boyrug. Most people don't know this, friend walked in and what was going but the head on a bearskin rug is on in your head. When a man beats entirely fake except for the fur. The off—with or without a Fleshlight-enskull, teeth, and tongue are plastic, hanced bearskin rug—two things are and the eyes are glass. That bear's kindasorta happening simultaneously: hardly a bear, if you catch me. what the man is doing with his dick and So we got the rug, and he liked what the man is imagining he's doing it. Even wanted me to screw him with his dick. Guys who beat off using spread-eagle on that rug—until he a clenched fist, for example, generally walked in while I was doing it with aren't clenched-fist fetishists; they're the bear. I rigged up the mouth with just horny and their fists are there and, one of those Fleshlight things, pretty say, Sarah Jessica Parker isn't. Fists promuch as a joke, but my boy freaked vide necessary friction; imaginations out when he saw the bear giving me provide sexy scenarios. a blowjob of sorts. Called me sick


So your boyfriend walked in and saw you fucking the face of a dead bear. That's gonna look bad, BGA, even to a boyfriend who isn't vegan. So how do you fix it? By patiently explaining to your vegan boyfriend that while, yes, you were face-fucking a bear when he walked in on you—there's no denying that—you weren't thinking about facefucking a bear. Tell him you were thinking about him, and the bear's mouth was just a convenient place to wedge your vegan-boyfriend-substitute, ie, your Fleshlight. Tell your boyfriend you don't entertain any murderous fantasies, tell him you only long to fuck living things and tell him that Homo sapiens are the only animals you find attractive. Tell him all of that, BGA, even if not all of that is entirely true.

I'm a 17-year-old male and I'm currently in a relationship with a girl who was "sexually active" before we got together. Me being a virgin, I think you can understand why I might be nervous when things get heated. I would like to engage in the act with her eventually, but I don't know if she wants a virgin fumbling around in bed with her. And it's not particularly manly to go to someone and basically say, "I'm not going to be good at this for a while." Not exactly a turn-on. I feel she's ahead of me in experience. What would be the best advice you could give me on the subject? NERVES ENTIRELY WRECKING BOY

If your girlfriend is close to you in age, NEWB, the odds that she's any good at sex are vanishingly slim, her prior sexual activity notwithstanding. Some people have a knack for sex, of course, but almost all teenagers are lousy at sex. Trust me, NEWB: I was a teenager once, a teenager who slept with other

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teenagers, and I was lousy at sex and so were they. Now here's my advice: chill the fuck out. Presumably, your girlfriend likes you, NEWB, and knows you're a virgin. Which means she knows you'll be a little nervous the first time you two have sex—the first time you have sex—and that there's probably going to be some fumbling. But you wanna know a secret? Even sexually experienced adults—even adults who are really good at sex and have had tons of it—still get nervous, NEWB, and there's no such thing as sex without some fumbling. As for your concerns about seeming less than manly: you're bringin' the dick, NEWB, so you're the man. Your nerves won't render you dickless. If you're worried about displaying a manly confidence, well, you can still do that: go into your first sexual experience confident that your girlfriend is into you and confident that she wants you, and be honestly and unapologetically who you are. Being yourself is far more manly than pretending to be someone or something you're not, NEWB, and there's nothing less manly than pussing out on a new experience for fear of appearing unmanly. Honest nerves are manlier than false bravado. One last thing to do before you lose your virginity: watch a weekend marathon of 16 and Pregnant on MTV. That show will inspire you to use condoms religiously and correctly, NEWB, every single time. Even if your girlfriend is or claims to be using hormonal birth control, wrap your manly ol' dick up before you slide it inside.

supposed privacy of locked bathroom stalls. Facilities security officers peep through spaces between stall doors and write up reports that go into detail about "shiny liquids" spotted on offenders' hands, and those who are caught are excluded from the libraries for a year. I thought "sexual activity" required a partner and masturbation wasn't a crime if practised in private—but tell that to the peeping uniformed officers working in the Central Library, aka "Portland's Crown Jewel." You can't go to a locked bathroom stall and rub one out, on pain of landing on the Excluded Patrons List as a masturbator. Victorian prudery lives.

Following up on the letter about masturbating in the privacy of a public toilet stall: guys are being banned from Multnomah County libraries in Portland, Oregon, for wanking in the

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The letter writer who got caught wanking in a public toilet had taken pains to find an empty men's restroom on a deserted floor of an office building. He wanted to have his midday wank, WIPE, without disturbing or unnerving others. I don't think the same could be said for the men who are rubbing 'em out in the toilets of Portland's Central Library. Look, I'm familiar with Portland's Central Library, WIPE; I wrote huge chunks of two of my books there. The toilets are crowded, and there's no way you can beat off in one without disturbing others. I don't have a problem with people rubbing 'em out—hello—but guys who get off in public toilets because they get off on public toilets are forcing other people to serve as props in their masturbatory fantasies. And that ain't cool. V

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