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"Natural is pretty meaningless nowadays."



"They can really raise the profile of food and urban agriculture in Edmonton."



"She evades mourning, doesn't dwell over photos or headstones, leaves her luxurious country estate for a modest apartment."



"One's a beefy rabbit in a rainbow unitard ... another is a dutch transvestite in a nursing home."



"So we wanted to set ourselves apart; we wanted to move backwards instead of forwards."

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True patriot love "It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes spoke these words about noticing clues, but the quote is also relevant for the things we choose to value and fight for, like having gender-inclusive language in our national anthem. Author Margaret Atwood and other wellknown female Canadian leaders such as former prime minister Kim Campbell, Sally Goddard— the mother of Nichola Goddard, the first Canadian female soldier killed in combat, former senator Vivienne Poy and Ontario Senator Nancy Ruth are proposing the lyrics of O Canada change the third line "In all thy sons command" to "In all of us command" which is actually an updated variant of the original English lyrics from 1908 "In all thou dost command." Why should this matter? We've been singing the song like this for the past 100 years ("sons" replaced "thou" in 1913) and yet women have continued to progress into politics, the military and other occupations they were formally considered too gentle for. The answer is simple: it's an unfair representation of who a "true patriot" of the country is. It's reinforcing to English-speaking schoolchildren five mornings per week for 10 months of the year that sons are the defenders of the country while daughters are not. This is not true. Women took over jobs vacated by men in both world wars and many joined the military as nurses and drivers in the early days and have advanced to fighting in combat positions today. O Canada was originally a French-language poem written by Judge Adolphe-Basile Routhier with accompanying music composed in 1880 to coincide with a Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day celebration. In 1908 English lyrics were composed. The French version contains no reference to true patriot love but instead states "Thy brow is wreathed with a glorious garland of flowers." (Ironically, the French version also contains no reference to God keeping the land glorious and free. Critics in past years have asked that all references to God be removed from O Canada as not all Canadians believe in God.) The members of are not the first to ask for amendments, either. In 1986 a bill was introduced by Halifax Progressive Conservative MP Howard Crosby to change "sons" to "us." The bill died two years later. However, in 2002, Poy introduced a new bill asking for the same thing. The Conservatives took another look into it in 2010, but, again, no changes were made. The newest tactic of creating a website and asking Canadians to simply click and join with them in asking their politicians to look into this issue could be just what is needed to change one discriminatory word in these 100-year-old lyrics to something inclusive of all Canadians. V



Scaling the zombie wall

Sustainability amidst suburban sprawl should be one of top election issues


here's an affliction circling Edmonton and, if left undefended, it threatens to stop the flourishing city dead in its tracks. Edmonton's insatiable suburban sprawl has been widely critiqued as a growing problem, although it hasn't slowed down as the city continues to attract young families. But with continued sprawl comes greater civic challenges: car dependency, ambivalence towards public transit, unmanageable infrastructure and higher public costs, to name a few. Heading into a municipal election focused around all of these issues, Yuri Wuensch saw an opportunity to frame them as symptoms of a singular sickness. Wuensch is the creative force behind the Vote Zombie Wall! campaign. Ostensibly frivolous but with deeper metaphorical implications, the campaign considers the issues created by suburban sprawl within the context of a zombie apocalypse. What would it take, he wondered, for Edmonton to be better attuned for survival, more easily defended and more selfsufficient in such an event? He figured at the rate we're going, our only hope against the unrelenting inhuman creatures would be to redirect our finite re- // Mike Kendrick sources towards erecting a massive zombie-proof wall. Through conversations with a friend, a number of hypotheticals then developed. "We thought fairly immediately about the spectacle of the idea," Wuensch says. "I conceived the idea early on of what if a zombie went to city hall and tried to file his nomination papers to become a member of council? "I thought the visual hook of that was just too good an opportunity to pass up." Come nomination day, Citizen Zombie stumbled into city hall to try to earn his spot on council, only to be declared ineligible on account of being dead. But for Wuensch, Citizen Zombie was still victorious in that he got people talking. Because of that stunt, Wuensch no longer needs the costumes to drum up publicity. Now, he intends to join the campaign trail, reviving the dialogues between candidates and

the electorate. "I just want to engage people as a person about what [Zombie Wall] is about, because now enough people know that you can start having a conversation about it," Wuensch says. "I want to communicate it as an idea to

people, too, who haven't ever thought about [sprawl] before. It's meant to get people asking that question and recognize the importance of asking it." Wuensch questions the status quo of Edmonton's sustainability standards through what he sees as a massive disconnect between the city's current development plan and promoting itself as a sustainable city. "Sustainability is sort of the new buzzword or reality of the last 25 years," he says. "Why should your city planning be any different? One thing I find interesting, for example, is that Edmonton has an internationally-regarded waste-management system, right? "If you're so good at doing all of that stuff, why wouldn't you also want to plan your city to make it the most efficient, effective city around? That would be such a complementary

skill set to have with respect to what you're already doing." Wuensch cites Edmonton's 2010 Municipal Development Plan as proof that the city is already falling behind its own sustainability targets. According to the document, the 10year development plan encourages "a minimum of 25 percent of city-wide housing-unit growth to locate in the downtown and mature neighbourhoods ... and around LRT stations and transit centres where infrastructure capacity supports redevelopment." Such a target is fairly meagre, yet the city is failing to reach it. A study published by David Gordon, director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen's University, found only 14 percent of Edmonton's growth from 2006 – 2011 occurred in established central neighbourhoods, while 86 percent went to the sprawling suburbs where citizens almost exclusively commute by car. "If we're failing to meet that target, what is it actually costing us?" Wuensch asks. "If Edmonton placed a value on getting to 25 percent, if they think that's a valuable number and are failing to achieve it, then what's stopping us from achieving it?" Although the campaign warns against a zombie invasion, the affliction circling Edmonton may already be closer than many would like. As the election gains steam, Wuensch's zombie metaphor becomes less about smart development for a potential zombie invasion and more about exercising the city's zombified voting mentality, and he hopes his campaign will enable such a revival. "I really want to communicate that [the website] is a resource for a candidate questionnaire and it is a resource of information for voters to make informed decisions," Wuensch says. "Don't be a zombie and don't make blind choices. Get involved. Don't be apathetic." After all, if we built a zombie-proof wall, what good would it do to protect us from an outbreak on the inside? RYAN STEPHENS


JANET I’m originally born and raised in Fort McMurray, before the oil boom. My mom went there by train. She was going to go meet her Mountie. Well, my dad was working on the barges and thought she should marry a bargeman. Within eight months they were engaged. We were literally forced off our lands [by the oil companies.] And you know what they did? They literally paved paradise and put up a parking lot and on it is now a bunch of trailers. When all the newcomers came in, they brought with them their newcomer thoughts. They had no respect for the original people that were here.





he push for fresh, healthy and natural food has made consumers increasingly cognizant of what they put into their bodies, but the majority continue to slather hundreds of chemicals onto their bodies without much thought of what it could mean for their long-term health. Large corporations that manufacture personal-care products and cosmetics appear to have jumped on the natural bandwagon—or so they would have you believe. Buzzwords like "organic" and "natural" are not regulated as strictly as they are in the

food sector, where producers must meet rigorous protocol, which means corporations can slap these labels on their products when they may contain little to no natural material at all. This trend is known as greenwashing and it happens in other areas too—think

household cleaning products—but it is becoming more rampant in the personal-care aisle. In cases of greenwashing, more money and time is spent marketing the product as environmentally friendly and natural than it is on actually making the product safer for humans and the environment.

"We don't pay much attention to the chemicals we're putting on our bodies that get absorbed by our body's largest organ, our skin," says Adria Vasil, author of the Ecoholic book series and column in Toronto's NOW magazine where she assists consumers in spotting greenwashing and living more natural lifestyles. "We kind of think of our skin as being a force field, this armour that keeps pollutants out, but unfortunately, that isn't the way it works." Vasil, whose background is in politics and anthropology, began examining corporate practices as a researcher in the non-profit sector before becoming a journalist to raise awareness about issues she was concerned about—one of which was the ramifications of con-

pthalates, which are often hidden in fragrances and therefore rarely appear amongst ingredients—several pthalates have even been restricted in cosmetics in the European Union; siloxane, a name that comes at the end of numerous other ingredients and can often be found in hair serums, including cyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and cyclopentasiloxane (D5), which are toxic to fish (Environment Canada is in the process of restricting, but it could take a considerable amount of time to see them disappear); triclosan/triclocarbon, an antibacterial substance often found in soaps, deodorants and face washes attributed to thyroid disruption that has the potential to contribute to antibiotic resistance, not to mention it's highly toxic to aquatic life; parabens, a preservative (shampoos, for exam-

We kind of think of our skin as being a force field, this armour that keeps pollutants out, but unfortunately, that isn't the way it works. sumer choice on the environment and overall health. In her book Ecoholic Body, which delves into every nook and cranny of the average person's bathroom cabinet, closet and makeup bag, she's rounded up a list known as the Mean 15. This list of chemicals are the most common offenders hidden amongst the nearindecipherable ingredient lists on personal-care products. How much of each is being absorbed through our skin is hard to say; it depends on the ingredient itself and the amount in each product, but there's been no long-term testing done to investigate their potential health hazards.

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Among the Mean 15 (a full list can be found at are parfum/ fragrance, which can be a cocktail of chemicals companies are not required to disclose that can be hormone-distruptors and carcinogens;


ple, have begun introducing parabenfree formulas) thought to interfere with male reproductive functions and was found in breast cancer tissues during a preliminary study. "Pthalates are interesting because we're recognizing that many of them are messing with our endocrine system and therefore our hormones and the way we develop and so the Government of Canada has banned and restricted six of them from children's toys, but not from the products we apply to our skin," Vasil says, noting countries like Denmark have banned pthalates from all consumer products and she advises choosing products that are scent-free if they are not 100-percent natural. Vasil notes Health Canada is in the midst of declaring triclosan an official toxin, but they won't be banning the ingredient from store shelves. Instead, companies will be asked to voluntarily remove the chemical from products. "Unfortunately, when the Consumer Protection Act came in it was really designed to give regulators more auCONTINUED ON PAGE 7 >>



Sales tax not the way to go

An eight-percent sales-tax proposal burdens the most vulnerable Last week, University of Calgary economists Jack Mintz and Philip Bazel attempted to move the conversation on taxation in Alberta forward in a paper titled "Enhancing the Alberta Tax Advantage with a Harmonized Sales Tax." The conversation on revenue reform is one that numerous groups in Alberta have been promoting for some time, but it seems this paper is trying to redirect the discussion entirely. The crux of their proposal is that the Alberta government introduce an eight-percent sales tax to be harmonized with the five percent GST and use that money to increase the provincial basic income-tax exemption from $17 593 to $57 250. The result, they suggest, would mean 70 percent of Albertans would pay absolutely no income tax and provincial coffers would not see any reduction in revenues. Mintz and Bazel's rationale is that moving from income taxes to consumption taxes would encourage savings, reduce dependence on oil and gas revenues and allow the government to reduce corporate taxes and increase foreign investment. The suggestions may make sense



thority over toys and recalls in that way, but you're not seeing that applied to personal care," she adds. Hair-care can be particularly potent when it comes to chemical use, and Angie Elder, owner of Melange Salon and Spa in Edmonton, has created a facility offering a range of products that start at non-toxic alternatives and range all the way to 100-percent organic, offering clients a choice as to what they wish to use. "Natural is pretty meaningless nowadays," she says, adding Melange uses ammonia-free colour and does not offer harmful chemical treatments like perms or Brazilian blow-outs. Formeldahyde is completely naturally occurring, but it's not safe as well as toxic ... organic and non-toxic are not necessarily mutually exclusive." Elder advises consumers to take the time to become familiar with the products and brands they choose to use, noting Skin Deep, a database started by the Environmental Working Group as a beneficial starting point. "The only way anyone's going to get companies to change is to vote with your dollar," she adds. Companies know they can charge more for a product that claims to be "all-natural" or "organic," Vasil points out, and they are capitalizing on consumers becoming more aware of what's in the products they use without actually making changes. Navigat-

on a theoretical level, but they have some serious flaws in their realworld application. The first of these is the reality that much foreign investment in Alberta comes from US corporations that would see absolutely no benefit from a further cut to corporate taxes here. American companies outside their own country must pay the difference between the US tax rate and the local rate to the US treasury. In the case of Alberta, the combination of the 15-percent federal corporate tax and the 10-percent provincial corporate tax means those corporations pay a total of 25 percent in taxes here. But because the US corporate tax rate is 35 percent, they must still pay the difference of 10 percent, to the US Treasury. The result is that reducing our corporate taxes here provides no new incentive for these companies to invest and only benefits the bottom line of the US government. Mintz and Bazel also fail to acknowledge that, for a large number of Albertans, savings are not an option. These Albertans spend as much

ing it all can become overwhelming, but don't go throwing all of your products out just yet. Vasil advises taking small steps—simply replace items with more natural alternatives as each runs out, or make your own (there are lots of simple recipes using readily-available ingredients found in your kitchen). Consumers can also look for labels like Ecocert or USDA certified-organic on products—you'll be hard-pressed to find these in drug stores, but shops specializing in natural goods will stock them. "There's some great companies out there in Canada making legitimately safe, natural and sustainable products and people get confused whether to support them or not. It becomes a bit of a minefield," Vasil says.

One such enterprise is Rocky

Mountain Soap Company, an Albertabased business Vasil endorses often in her book due to its dedication to ensuring only natural ingredients are used in its products. Rocky Mountain Soap Company works diligently to educate its staff and has worked alongside Lindsay Coulter from the David Suzuki Foundation and Gill Deacon, author of There's Lead in Your Liptstick. Co-

owner Karina Birch also sits on the Cabinet for Environmental Defence (which has its own campaign targeting the personal-care industry called Just Beautiful), a position that has allowed her to continue her own education, knowledge she now passes on to customers. "We call it our toxic-free movement

ing corporations the intermediary between us and our government and eliminating income-taxes will only serve to further define us only as consumers and further reduce our engagement with government. In the end, Mintz and Bazel's proposal would provide little benefit in terms of our economy, our personal finances and the government's bottom line. The dangers of it, however, to the well-being of Alberta's most vulnerable and to our democracy as a whole mean that we should steer far away from it. We desperately need to revisit government revenue streams in this province and have an adult conversation about how much we should be paying for the services we want. This conversation needs to consider questions of fairness, justice and democracy. In ignoring those fundamental questions, this report contributes very little to that discussion. V

money every month as they bring in. Instituting an eight-percent sales tax on these low and middle-income Albertans would only serve the purpose of making it more expensive for them to purchase the goods and services they rely on for survival. One of the goals of taxation is to redistribute wealth to those most in need, but a sales tax does not accomplish that as the wealthy can spend their dollars out-of-province and pay less taxes while the poor have no choice but to purchase their goods here. This could theoretically be dealt with through rebate programs and exemptions, but that would add a prohibitively expensive layer of bureaucracy to the tax system, potentially costing more to administer than it would generate. This is aggravated by the fact that, as we saw during the last boom, when inflation ramps up in Alberta, most peoples' wages do not. A sales tax would only have the result of putting rent, utilities, food and clothing further out of reach for people already struggling to make ends meet. In essence, they would be paying more in taxes because of higher prices without seeing any ad-

justment in their incomes. Perhaps the biggest blind spot in the report is its absolute failure to acknowledge that Alberta currently has a serious revenue problem. By designing a new system that would be revenue neutral, the recommendations would do absolutely nothing to generate the increased funds needed to get this government out of deficit and properly fund our public services. It's also difficult to understand how this would reduce our dependence on oil and gas revenues—a revenue-neutral tax shift would not change the proportion of provincial revenues coming in from oil and gas. One of the biggest problems facing our democracy today is the degree to which people have disengaged from politics and government. This has been caused in large part by a political and economic system that reinforces our role as consumers and down plays our role as citizens. The move to reduce taxes, privatize public services and shrink government has had the result of reducing the stake that we have in government and eliminating our sense of ownership over government. Mak-

that we started this year and I think it's six worry-free days throughout the year when you can come in and get a free product and you get educated about what isn't in that product that you should be watching for that's in the rest of your personalcare products," says Birch, who runs the company along with her husband Cam Baty out of an environmentally friendly facility in Canmore. Birch acknowledges there is consumer concern that a natural product may not work as well as a conventional one, but she challenges that some could work even more effectively. Plus, it's not contributing to your overall chemical body-burden, which Birch explains is the overall build-up of chemicals on our skin and in our bodies. For example, she says toothpaste makes up 38 percent of our body burden and as technology advances, particularly nanotechnology, chemicals used in products are being broken down into smaller and smaller units, making them easier for our skin to absorb. Greg Goss, a toxicologist at the University of Alberta and director of the university's water initiative, recently conducted a panel with Birch called Soap and Water, which spoke to the environmental impacts of personalcare products. "Methyltryclosan and tryclosan for example ... they both have direct impact in terms of their toxicity on aquatic animals and they are associated with antibacterial resistance," he points out, noting environmental groups are calling for their removal

from products, and companies such as Proctor & Gamble are working to remove them, something he feels points to scientific evidence having suggestive impact. However, Goss cautions that since there is such a great deal of information available to consumers, it is important to investigate both sides of the issue and consider the weight of evidence from a scientific standpoint. "It's important in terms of greenwashing to really take an accurate viewpoint on what exactly a claim means," he says. "You know,12345 a 10 percent reduction its email impact to might Callinor book an appointment be sufficient to generate that safer energy use, but it might not be that important for its impact in other ar780.490.6262 eas, so using best judgment, take with a degree of skepticism not only the claims of the manufacturers of greenwashing but the people who designed agendas on both sides of the equation."


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Roads not taken

Political moves in Tunisia and Greece show examples of wise decision-making Brahmi in May (both with the same pistol). At worst, people think the government was not severe enough in cracking down on the Salafists, Islamist radicals who are widely suspected of responsibility for the murders. In fact, the killings may really be the work of a single nutcase, or of figures from the old regime trying to subvert the new democracy, in which case even the harshest anti-Salafist

hamed Morsi had had the wisdom to do what Ennahda has done, even at the last moment, Egypt would still be a democracy today. And now to Greece, where the ruling coalition of centre-right and leftwing parties has taken decisive action against Europe's most violent political movement, the neo-fascist Golden Dawn Party, over the past two weeks. The sweep culminated in an anti-ter-

The charge sheet against the party's senior leaders runs to nine pages, detailing instances of murder, extortion and money-laundering.

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Two governments did bold, brave things last week. One of them quit and called a new election even though it had a viable majority in parliament. The other arrested the leaders of a neo-fascist party on charges of heading a criminal gang. And you can't help wondering if things would have turned out a lot better if a couple of other governments had had the courage to do the same thing. Last Saturday, the Tunisian government that has been in power since the country's first free election in 2011 announced it would resign. Ennahda, the leading party in the ruling coalition, had not tried to impose its

Islamic values on the whole population and it had brought non-Islamic parties into the coalition, but the situation in the country was starting to feel like Egypt. So Ennahda quit. Like any post-revolutionary government, Ennahda faced a huge economic challenge and its inevitable failure to create enough jobs to meet the expectations of the young had eaten into its popular support. But what really brought it into a confrontation with the secular majority of the population were two assassinations of high-profile opposition leaders. Nobody thinks that Ennahda was involved in the killings of Chokri Belaid last February and Mohamed

measures would have made no difference. Yet the first prime minister of the Ennahda-led coalition quit after Belaid's assassination and now the whole party is leaving office because it failed to prevent the death of Brahmi. With many of its former voters suffering from the dire state of the economy, Ennahda will probably not win the next election (which is to be organized by a caretaker government). But Tunisia will still be a democracy, Ennahda will still be a legal party and there will not be thousands killed by the army in the streets. Unlike Egypt. You can find some excuses for why Egypt stumbled back into a military dictatorship last July. The Muslim Brotherhood overplayed its hand and made secular Egyptians feel they were under attack. The army had been running the country for decades and wanted to protect its many privileges. But if President Mo-

rorism operation early last Saturday morning in which police stormed the homes of party leader Nikos Michaloliakos and five other Golden Dawn members of parliament. Only three years ago Golden Dawn was a tiny fringe party that ranted about "subhuman foreigners" stealing Greek jobs and polluting the Greek gene pool, and got less than one percent of the vote in the 2010 election. Then came the debt crisis that has plunged Greece into poverty—and in last year's election it got seven percent of the vote. Waving Greek flags and the party's logo (which looks quite like a swastika), Golden Dawn's bullyboys took over the streets, attacking immigrants, gays and leftists. It had the support of some senior police officers and its members were arming themselves for some final confrontation. But Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' government moved first.

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"Golden Dawn tried to test the endurance of democracy," said Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias. "Today it got an answer from state justice." The charge sheet against the party's senior leaders runs to nine pages, detailing instances of murder, extortion and money-laundering. If those charges stand up in court (and they probably will), Golden Dawn may well be banned. Golden Dawn's members openly admire Adolf Hitler, but the only reason they even know his name is that the German state failed to take similar action against his National Socialist (Nazi) party in the last years before Hitler took power in 1933. Like Golden Dawn, the Nazis' share of the national vote jumped sevenfold after the onset of the economic crisis in 1929, but they were still a small minority in Germany, and their violence against their opponents and the Jews gave the state ample reason to act against them. It didn't, and as Germany's economic situation worsened, the Nazis' support grew further. In the 1933 election they got one-third of the vote, and Hitler was appointed Chancellor. That was the end of German democracy and much else besides. Greece is not a great power, so what happens there matters much less, but without this prompt action it could have ended up the same way. It's a lot easier to be wise after the fact, but it is the job of politicians to be wise before the fact. Some pass the test; others do not. V


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s of its first meeting on September 23rd, Edmonton officially has a food council. The council is a product of Fresh, Edmonton's food and urban agriculture strategy, and will serve as an advisory resource in addition to taking an active role in the implementation of various foodrelated projects. The council members range from established authors to University of Alberta professors, entrepreneurs and landscape architects, and their positions on the council were certainly hard-won after a particularly rigorous application process. "We wanted this council to be comprised of Edmonton's best, and I really think we've achieved that," says Hani Quan, the City of Edmonton's principal planner for sustainable development and the direct liaison to the council. "We ended up getting 57 applications in total. Having seen every application with my own eyes, I can tell you that each applicant was so strong that I often joke about how I could have just randomly picked the names out of a hat and we still would have had a pretty fantastic food council." With the creation of this council, which spent its first meeting getting acquainted and discussing ideas, Edmonton joins the rapidly growing list of Canadian cities that have elected to do the same, including Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary and Halifax. Quan and his team consulted with experts from Canada and the United States in order to gain a full understanding of what makes a successful food council.

"We had some great opportunities for consultation," Quan recounts. "We took all that we could from the advice we received, and pieced together what we thought were important components for a strong food council. As far as food strategies go, though, every city's 'foodscape' is going to be different. So, we knew throughout the process that we had to create a food council that was very much 'made in Edmonton.'"

Edmonton's food council, which has an operating budget of $150 Â 000, came about a little

differently than most other cities' councils, which had theirs rise up from a grassroots level and then eventually call for the municipal government to create a food policy. Instead, in 2012, Edmonton's city council established its food policy as a part of its broader municipal development plan from 2008, and then went about forming the council. While there have been rumours of what the first few issues the council tackles will look like, Quan says the council is not starting out with any preconceived notions of what its first project(s) will be. "It wouldn't be fair to paint the council into a corner this early in the game," Quan says. "We intentionally gave them a broader mandate that addresses their core function while still giving them the opportunity to gel around goals that they carve out themselves. It wouldn't make sense to gather 15 remarkable people and then give them a specific list of things to do; that just wouldn't be

making use of their talent." The freedom for innovation these volunteer council members have been afforded is accompanied by some high hopes for Edmonton becoming a progressive national leader in food and urban agriculture. Quan sees Edmonton's foodscape as being perfectly primed for the introduction of a food council, and is confident that the council will serve as an invaluable resource. "It's a pretty exciting time in Edmonton," Quan continues. "If you're lucky enough to be here right now, you're experiencing firsthand what I call the 'sweet spot' in a city's growth. The population is at that amazing point where lots of things are happening but there's still a sense of community wherein people know who to approach to implement their ideas. "In my opinion, there's so much this food council can do. They can really raise the profile of food and urban agriculture in Edmonton, which is already exploding. Look at how farmers' markets and food trucks have taken the city by storm over the past few years. They did that all on their own, so the potential for that to happen on a large scale, with more municipally supported initiatives is huge. It's a big statement to have official city council support, too. I think more and more people are realizing that food interacts with a huge range of issues like poverty, health, our environment and the economy, and if we want to talk resilience, we've got to keep our relationship with food evolving." SALIHA CHATTOO


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Cabernet Sauvignon appears to have it all

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Cabernet Sauvignon is like the Elvis of wine—it has even been dubbed the “king of grapes.” Few other grape varieties can surpass its ability to achieve such high quality, complex structure and longevity. But even though Cab is made into some of the world’s most coveted and celebrated wines, it is also made into plenty of everyday drinking wines. Cabernet Sauvignon hails from France, where it is most famous as one of the predominant grape varieties used in red Bordeaux. You may have encountered a reference to the “left bank” and “right bank” of Bordeaux: this refers to the different appellations on either side of the Gironde River. The left bank tends to make wines that are principally based on Cabernet Sauvignon, while right bank wines tend to be Merlot. (The other grapes that can be included in Bordeaux are Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Carmenere and Petit Verdot, though these are typically used only in very small quantities, if at all.) California, especially the Napa Valley, is the biggest stronghold of Cabernet Sauvignon outside of France; Napa’s warm climate results in bold, high-octane Cabs with powerful jammy flavours, high alcohol and strong tannins. However, plenty of the region’s top bottles retain the finesse and elegance found in their French counterparts, and there is a cultlike following of Napa’s top producers of Cabernet Sauvignon. Throughout the rest of the world Cabernet Sauvignon is by no means an obscure grape; it is a common fixture throughout New World wine regions. Chile has embraced the grape quite heartily: these versions are often less tannic and much more fruit-forward than French Cab, as they are almost solely intended for everyday drinking. Australian Cab tends to be even fruitier than those from Chile or California, though the cooler Coonawarra region produces Cab with much more grace and subtlety than those from the rest of the country’s wine regions. You also won’t be hard pressed to find examples of this grape from South Africa, Canada and Argentina. No matter where it is grown, Cabernet Sauvignon embodies the quintessential aromas and flavours associated with red wine: blackberry, black currant, plum, eucalyptus, cedar and leather. Cabs are often aged in either French or American oak, so whiffs of vanilla, coffee, mocha or toasty spice are also common. One of the greatest food pairings for Cabernet Sauvignon is any kind of grilled red meat. In particular,


steak au poivre (pepper steak) or bison burgers are great choices, especially for fruitier New World and/or younger Cabs. French versions of the grape, especially Bordeaux, are classically paired with lamb shank or other slow-roasted lamb dishes; braised veal is another excellent pairing. Vegetarians need not despair as Cab is also great with roasted root vegetables, grilled Portobello mushrooms or sharp aged cheddar. V


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The veggie—also known as romanesco broccoli—is an edible flower of the Brassica oleracea species and is considered to be a form of cauliflower.

Math in nature

Its unique shape is actually a natural approximation of a fractal. Each bud possesses a self-similar character, meaning they are composed of a series of smaller buds, which ends up forming a logarithmic spiral.

Viva Italia

Its origins are first documented in Italy around the 16th century.

Beneficial attributes

Romanesco is known to be high in vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fibre and carotenoids.

Familiar yet different

The flavour lands somewhere between broccoli and cauliflower—a little on the sweet side and minus the bitterness sometimes attributed to cauliflower.


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Three Colours Trilogy, one of cinema's most complete, ambitious statements, comes to Metro Cinema

A moment in Red


iberté, égalité, fraternité. The ideals that constitute the motto of the French Republic are as fraught with practical multiplicity as they are flush with abstract purity. Whether applied to political or personal spheres, the desirability of these ideals, the degree to which we genuinely seek out and uphold them, is mired in second guesses, ambivalences and inexplicable gestures. Do we really want to be free, equal, brotherly? Devised and scripted by Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski and the Polish writer, lawyer and politician Krzysztof Piesiewicz, the Three Colours Trilogy was the art-house event of the '90s. It remains one of cinema's most complete and ambitious directorial statements: emotionally resonant and formally provocative, philosophically rich and unspeakably beautiful, a paragon of collaboration and yet quintessentially auteurist. It uses France's motto as its conceptual foundation, yet the ways those ideals are explored in Blue (1993), White (1994) and Red (1994) are counterintuitive or obscure. Which is to say, in keeping with human nature, the trilogy's subject. "All three films are about people who have some sort of intuition or sensibility, who have gut feelings," Kieślowski once said. They may be more thematic than narrative, but these are stories driven by action, by impulse, not by words or intellect. You won't watch these films and immediately suss out the characters' motivations. That's one of the reasons I find them endlessly watchable. Beginning this weekend, Metro Cinema


will offer audiences the opportunity— a major commission meant to celeor, rather, three opportunities—to brate the unification of Europe. It was long suspected that Julie was heavily watch the trilogy in its entirety. The opening sequence of Blue is involved in her husband's work, and nearly Hitchockian in its cumulative the piece, fragments of which have suspense: a close-up of a tire rumbling been found by a journalist, will be along a freeway, another of a metallic- finished with or without her. We blue candy wrapper being held out a hear those fragments, in actuality, car window by a child's hand, another composed by Kieślowski collaborator of an engine cable leaking fluid. We Zbigniew Preisner. They are marked see the child's face by weighty rests, in this sequence, Fri, Oct 4 – Mon, Oct 14 echoing the film's which leads up to Three Colours Trilogy idiosyncratic an accident, but fa d e s - t o - b l a c k , Directed by never those of the which mark not Krzysztof Kieślowski adults in the car. the passage of Metro Cinema at the Garneau When sometime time but someafter the acci- Originally released: 1993 thing like Julie's indent Julie (Juliette (Blue), 1994 (White, Red) ternal pauses. But Binoche) wakes in Blue is also charhospital, she's informed of her husband acterized by flutters and gradations: and child's death by a doctor who we light is always dappled, refracted see exclusively as a reflection in Julie's or corrugated, quietly tumultuous. eye, a shot whose virtuosity cannot The film ends with an unexpected, overwhelm its usefulness. It's a way extraordinary act of generosity. Perof developing a bond with Julie that's haps giving something away becomes somehow both intimate and relegated Julie's real route to freedom. to the surface—we see via her eye, not Though not much played for through it. Morbid though it may be, Blue con- laughs, White is structured like siders Julie's double-loss as a plat- an anxious comedy. Karol Karol form for freedom. Her husband was (Zbigniew Zamachowski, star of a famous composer. Without fam- Kieślowski's Dekalog 10), a Polish ily obligations or financial concerns, hairdresser, begins the film stranded she's suddenly truly free. She evades in Paris with no money, no home, no mourning, doesn't dwell over photos passport and, worst of all, no wife. or headstones, leaves her luxurious The lovely, cruel Dominique (Julie country estate for a modest apart- Delpy) divorces him. Her rationale: ment in Paris' rue Mouffetard. She Karol's failure to consummate their starts over, consoled by solitude and marriage. Something about this ordinary daily pleasures. But her hus- life—emigration? Expectations?— band left behind an unfinished piece, has rendered Karol impotent. But

he meets a fellow countryman while playing "The last Sunday, tomorrow we'll part," an old Polish favourite, on his comb in the Paris metro. The men hatch an absurd plan to get Karol back home, where he reunites with his brother, delves into crime and real estate, starts a successful business in the newly capitalistfriendly Warsaw, saves a man from suicide, fakes his own death and, little by little, devises an exceedingly elaborate revenge on Dominique. Or is it a reconciliation? Both possible outcomes suggest an interesting reading of the notion of equality. White is goofy, busy, playful, shot through with sex problems and bleakly amusing contrasts between the economic health of European nations, yet its final scene, recalling Bresson's Pickpocket (1959), finds Karol and Dominique separated, confined in their disparate ways, yet communicating through invented signals, and it is perhaps the most eloquent, mysterious and moving single moment in Three Colours. Red, the most tightly esthetically controlled film in the trilogy, is filled with red things: an awning, a door, a sweater, a Jeep, a bowling ball, even a bowling alley. Red is love, hate, danger. Colour isn't a special effect in Red but, as in the films of Antonioni or Tarkovsky, it is what's in front of the camera; it is objects punctured with significance, and Kieślowski places a magpie's attention to attractive, enigmatic, often luminous things. Attractive,


enigmatic and luminous could also describe Valentine (Irène Jacob, star of Kieślowski's 1991 masterpiece The Double Life of Veronique), a student, dancer and model living in Geneva. An accident involving a pregnant dog leads to an acquaintance with Kern (Jean-Louis Trintignant) a retired judge who has become, in keeping with a number of Kieślowski characters, a chronic voyeur. Fraternity: these two will forge an unusual friendship. Were one of them born either decades earlier or later, they could have made a vibrant couple. Nevertheless, each gains something essential from the other. Red ends with reports of a ferry's catastrophic capsizing. There are only seven survivors—six of whom are central characters from the trilogy, two per film. This has been interpreted as coincidence—Kieślowski had an obsession with chance to rival novelist Paul Auster's—but I prefer to think of it as the reverse: the stories conveyed in Blue, White and Red don't converge in that ferry accident but rather stem from it. Those six could have been another six and Kieślowski would have told their stories instead. Sadly, Three Colours marked the end of Kieślowski's story. He announced his retirement from filmmaking after Red and was not to survive another two years. He directed over two-dozen documentaries, a dozen features and a legendary television series. He died during open-heart surgery at a Polish hospital in 1996. He was 54. JOSEF BRAUN




The handymen of the cosmos


n the beginning there is only heavens and Earth, and, in truth, the beginning is about as good as Gravity ever gets. But that beginning, which is to say the 20 minutes or so that precede the launch of the film's rather earthbound narrative, offers one of the most amazing sensory experiences you'll have at the cinema for some time.

We see stars and darkness, then swirling Earth, then people and hardware, everything eerily buoyed by zero-gravity. Soon we too feel weightless. Sinuous? Drifting? Attempts to describe the quality of the movement of Emmanuel Lubezki's 3D camera, of the bodies and objects onscreen, strain our existing vocabulary.

"Life in space is impossible," says ing about this mission." Until it's the opening title card. Apparently no longer a joke. Space debris rips shooting as though you're in space their ship apart and kills their colain't so easy either. Director Al- leagues. Untethered in the nothingfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) ness with oxygen supplies rapidly and his team of special-effect ge- depleting, Matt and Ryan must find niuses spent four-and-a-half years a shuttle to get them home ASAFP. making Gravity. The premise is I lack both the Opens Friday fine. It imbues space and tech- Directed by Alfonso Cuarón Gravity with urnical chops to  gency, stakes explain how they and, well, gravdid it. The story however, co-scripted by Cuarón ity. What's less appealing is the cliand his son Jonas, is pretty simple, ché expository chatter that comes though it should have been even along with saving Dr Ryan; she's simpler. At first veteran astronaut got a psychic wound that dovetails Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) all-too-neatly with her current diand newbie Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) are doing minor repairs to their spacecraft's exterior. All we hear is breath and heartbeats and fuzzy conversations with Houston. A running joke has Matt beginning a sentence with "I have a bad feel-

lemma. What's truly irritating is Lord of the Rings composer Steven Price's overbearing score, which keeps bombarding us long after the debris shower ends and reaches yet another crescendo at the drop of a helmet. That aforementioned title card notes how there's no way for sound to travel in space. "I like the silence," Ryan says in an early scene—well, so much for that! In short, by certain conventional standards Gravity can be disappointing. But Gravity is not a conventional film. It is flawed. It is also, in its way, transcendent. JOSEF BRAUN



Edmonton Shorts Film Festival S

ubmitting a film to a festival is not a guarantee it will see any screen time. Film fests are competitive, often receiving hundreds, if not thousands, of submissions, with only a carefully curated roster making the final cut— leaving some great films on the fringe. Short films are where many auteurs get their start, but it can be difficult for the productions to gain valuable exposure. However, local creative media house Groove Soldier Productions saw this niche market as one harbouring untapped talent deserving of its own event, which sparked the idea for the inaugural Edmonton Shorts Film Festival. "You get a good feature film and the television stations will pick it up and make it into movies and you'll get it into theatres, but short film, where most of us start, it's really hard to get them in public venues," says Sharlene Millang, business manager for Groove Soldier. "One of the things we discovered when we started working on grant applications [for films], some grants are only open to filmmakers who have had their work screened. So

pen to come across them on YouTube you're not going to see them." The festival is also keeping itself Millang and Groove Soldier cre- strictly local. Foreman acknowledges ative director Daniel Foreman re- as larger events such as the Edmonton ceived 27 submissions for the festi- International Film Festival continue to val's first run, with 18 selected for grow, it becomes increasingly difficult screening based on overall qual- for local filmmakers to have their films ity and technical strength of the selected. He feels shorts are a format that needs to be films—and the acknowledged for highest rating giv- Sat, Oct 5 (6 pm) its challenges and en out was only Tegler Auditorium, Concordia the quality work PG-13, opening University Campus, $10 – $12 that can be created up the age range despite the short of potential audirun time. ences. The lineup "You really learn how to cut what runs the gamut of genres, with titles like The Immaculate Pompadours; isn't needed, to cut any fat," says Stapled; Wine Tasting with Lyle and Foreman, who will be screening his The Rhino; The Surprise Party; Dook- film Leviticus at the festival, though ie Squad and others, along with sev- it won't be eligible for the People's eral music videos and trailers—two Choice Award voted on by audience formats that often have even fewer members at the end of the festival. "It's a challenge to see your story and opportunities for recognition. "Some of the trailers that were sub- do it succinctly and do it well. If you mitted are highly professional, just can make an excellent film in two really well done works and the music minutes, all the power to you." videos as well are really nice pieces MEAGHAN BAXTER of art," Millang adds. "Unless you hap- MEAGHAN@VUEWEEKLY.COM that's another benefit to some of these filmmakers who are just starting."




Museum Hours

In quiet contemplation


he woman is here because her cousin is in hospital, comatose, slowly dying, with no one to stay by her side, hold vigil. The cousins who knew each other as kids barely know each other as adults, but there's no one else. The man is here because he's always here, not at the hospital, but at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, where he works as a guard, a tranquil sentinel holding vigil over


centuries of art. The woman visits the museum and, later, the man will accompany her to the hospital—this is the story of a friendship. Were that it had some deeply sinister edge, Museum Hours would resemble some unsettling fiction by Marguerite Duras, or perhaps Julio Cortázar. But writer/director Jem Cohen takes a very different sort of risk, resisting the pull of drama

so as to let the connection between these two not-young characters, between their disparate experiences of art and life, blossom in its own good time. Film is an audiovisual medium, but some films are more about seeing and hearing than others. This one is exquisitely attentive to both. Hearing: for several scenes I kept hearing Anne's voice and thinking, my god, she sounds like Catherine

O'Hara. Later on Anne sings to her the strangeness felt by the Canadicomatose cousin in the penumbra an woman, visiting Vienna as a sort and it finally dawned on me: she of designated mourner. sounds like Catherine O'Hara because she's Mary Margaret O'Hara, But Museum Hours, set in the mistthe wonderful, legendary Toronto draped city where the study of art singer, sister to the beloved Toron- history originated, much of which to-born comedienne, whose face unfolds at the Kunsthistorisches, I'd never have recognized, having much of which is given over to only seen her once before, when languorous gazes at Breughels and she made a surprise appearance other paintings—not to mention at a Bonnie 'Prince' Billy show I at the varied visitors to the Kunattended some sthistorisches, whose gazes years back. Cohen Sat, Oct 5 – Wed, Oct 23 are a fascinatoften collaborates Directed by Jem Cohen with musicians and Metro Cinema at the Garneau ing subject on O'Hara is a truly their own—is  inspired choice for most obviously concerned with his co-protagonist, with her warm yet eccentric en- seeing. Yet Cohen doesn't instruct ergy and that sense of something us on how to regard art. He gives always hidden without seeming es- us space and time to do so in our pecially furtive or cultivating an air own way, to look and wonder free of the burden of excessive contexof mystery. Johann, the guard, is portrayed by tualization. Both museum and hosBobby Sommer, who's also spent pital trade in silence, offer refuge, his life surrounded by music, as a demand only patience. Between roadie in '60s London and a concert these spaces the characters, and promoter and tour manager in '80s we, enjoy spells of escape. The cuWest Berlin. The exceedingly mild- mulative effect could be regarded mannered Johann shares stories as a more sombre Lost in Transof his rock 'n' roll past with Anne lation, yet that sombreness is enthat overlap in many regards with tirely earned, feels totally genuine, Sommer's. The exchanges between and leads to a quiet transcendence Anne and Johann in the museum quite unlike anything the movies and hospital, in taverns or during usually offer. a tour of the local grottoes, flow JOSEF BRAUN easily and naturally, a balm to ease JOSEF@VUEWEEKLY.COM


Several kinds of proposal

3 Films span Bergman and Rossellini's short-lived love

Some cultural misunderstandings in Stromboli //

Perhaps you know the story. Ingrid Bergman, post-Casablanca (1942) and at the height of her radiance and bankability, writes a letter offering her services to Roberto Rossellini, director of the neorealist masterpiece Rome, Open City (1945), also famous, if in more rarified circles. Bergman de-


scribes herself as "a Swedish actress who speaks English very well." As for Italian, alas, all she knows is "Ti amo." I love you. If that strikes you as several kinds of proposal, what follows validates your suspicion. Both parties were married and those marriages ended very publicly. Bergman aban-

doned her family and one of the great Hollywood careers for Rossellini, Italy and what was then considered failure. Bergman and Rossellini's marriage didn't last long, but they managed to make three features and three children—one of whom happens to be Isabella Rossellini. Over the years those features have been reappraised and recognized as remarkable. Criterion has collected each of them and a trove of supplements for its new box set 3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman. Remarkable as all three are, I'm partial to the first. Set at the end of the war, Stromboli (1950) follows Karin (Bergman), a Lithuanian interned at a displaced persons camp in Farfa. She's romanced by a handsome young Italian named Antonio (Mario Vitale). Their sole common language is an exceedingly broken English. Their tryst on either side of the barbed wire, neither having the slightest idea what they're getting into, is deeply moving. "I don't understand you," she tells him with an affectionate laugh as he babbles away. She doesn't know the half of it. Her options reduced to nil, Karin accepts Antonio's proposal of

marriage. She's freed, only to be held captive on a volcanic island and former penal colony whose entire populace, Antonio included, she finds unforgivably backward. Bergman is magnificent, totally uningratiating, and it's a great story, extreme yet familiar to many—my grandmother was a war bride. But what makes Stromboli so unforgettable are its documentary aspects: the cast of locals; their singing; the mythical manner in which Rossellini captures their tuna-fishing rituals; an actual volcanic eruption, with the villagers watching the whole thing from boats just off the shore. Revisiting the themes of Rossellini's The Flowers of St Francis (1950), Europe '51 (1952) casts Bergman as a society woman who transforms into a modern saint following the tragic suicide of her 12-year-old son. Our heroine gradually strays from her moneyed, sheltered life—a key sequence finds her covering for a friend who works in a factory. Her actions eventually draw the attention of authorities who deem her mentally ill and confine her to an asylum. The final scene, in which her


admirers weep below her cell window, is curiously echoed in the final scene of Red (1994), which screens this weekend at Metro Cinema. Rossellini and Bergman's final collaboration, aptly enough, concerns marital strife. Journey to Italy (1954) finds Bergman and George Sanders' English couple visiting Naples to liquidate some assets gained in an inheritance. Unaccustomed to spending time alone together, they quickly realize they kind of can't stand each other. So he goes off in search of kicks while she visits museums and historical sites. A startling moment has both witness archeologists unearthing a pair of clinging corpses, victims of the eruption that consumed Pompeii. Deep history comes to haunt the couple—fleeting pleasures or frustrations wither in the face of the eternal. Even if I don't quite buy the climatic reconciliation, I believe entirely the difficult questions posed on their journey. The film is a quietly devastating exploration of long-term love and what it means to confront all we chance to lose. At least, thanks to a few champions, cinephiles and preservationists, we haven't lost these tremendous films. V



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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 our tech-innovation-as-addiction-andsalvation era, projected sardonically back at us.

A dinner front is moving in ...


n the interest of more accurate weather-forecasting, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 should be re-titled Periods of Satire, Broken by Scattered Jokes of Varying Quality, Sun-Burning Colour and Sudden StormSurge-Pacing. Of course, that might not squeeze into the poster on the multiplex wall, but the problem with the

story on screen is how much it tries to cram, jam and whiz-bam in. The film initiates with some biting satire—inventor Flint Lockwood, forced to leave his island home after the first movie's food storm, goes to work at Live Corp's invention-hivecomplex in "San Franjose." The company's super-positive, self-preening

bluster-boss, Chester V, is a thin, white, van-dyked, puffy-orangevested tech-guru. Inventors crouch in cubicles, hopped up on constantly offered, barista-prepped, caffeinated hot drinks as god-like Chester (or one of his many holograms) pipes the mantra "Your ideas will change the world" to them from a screen. Here's

and too much silly monkey busy-ness. Worse still, any satire's lost when the "foodimals" are equally vegetables, fruits (especially a big-eyed, squeaky-voiced But then Flint strawberry), junk and his buddies re- Now playing food and candy (including cute marshturn to the island, Directed by Cody Cameron, mallows); so there's along with more Kris Pearn no shot here at, say, Super-Brite colours, GMOs. And the lesbreathless motion  son for kids, whose (save for when a banal motivational attention this flick seems so frenetically or heartfelt speech about friendship anxious to keep? Is it: all food's worthy gets shoehorned in), erratic jokes and of respect (inane) or have fun with your muddled focus. There's some charming food (infantile) or food's living, too (so absurdity (pickles fishing for sardines), what?) ... or maybe, just maybe, after surreal sights of "foodimals" cleverly mature reflection, that a certain eagerly named (wildebeets, watermelophants) swallowed economic system will feed or stupidly named (bananostriches, on the first film's success, and feed on cheespiders) or not identified at all, not- fans' wallets, and feed into a third film, bad groaners ("How do you make a go- and just keep voraciously feeding and rilla stew? You keep it waiting for two feeding, insatiable ... hours"), a repeated joke ("There's a leek BRIAN GIBSON in the boat!" twice), idiotic acronyms BRIAN@VUEWEEKLY.COM



Crystal Fairy

EIFF, week two


e meet Jamie at a Santiago house his timetable, even when he doesn't. Japarty. He looks like an unusu- mie's played by Michael Cera—perhaps ally tall child but must be at least in it takes a Canadian to fully embody the Ugly American. his early 20s. The Crystal Fairy luggage under his Fri, Oct 4 – Tue, Oct 22 & The Magical eyes speaks to a Directed by Sebastián Silva penchant for party- Metro Cinema at the Garneau Cactus and 2012 was churned out ing that's confirmed  while Cera and by his faux-cheerful Chilean writer/ complaints about the lack of good coke and weed in Chile. director Sebastián Silva (The Maid) He seems to know a little Spanish but were trying to complete their other doesn't much bother with it. He's kinda recent collaboration, Magic Magic. cute, but also childish, arrogant and im- It's an enjoyable comedy with a strong sense of those very particular friendpatient. He brags an awful lot ships that develop when you're young about stupid shit, keeps wedging his readings and travelling, when eagerness to find companionship and lack of fluof The Doors of Perency in any shared language helps to ception into casual forge otherwise unlikely alliances. It's conversation, has a way of taking up shot in an uninspired but functional style, like a well-lit home movie—the more than his handheld camera mostly just points share of space at whoever is talking. The scenery and expects everyone to adbecomes quite lovely, however, once Jamie is taken by three Chilean here to brothers (Juan Andrés Silva, José Miguel Silva, Agustín Silva) to the coast. Along the way they search for San Pedro cacti from which to

Oh, he's on some kind of trip alright ...


extract mescaline and find themselves picking up another errant American, a wildly flamboyant flake named Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffmann). Jamie actually invited Crystal to join in on their excursion when the two met at the aforementioned house party, but he forgot all about their encounter sometime between inviting hookers over to his place for supper and sleeping in. When Crystal turns up as planned Jamie keeps trying to ditch her, but the brothers, far more gentlemanly than Jamie, insist on letting her stay. With those brothers relegated mostly to the background, Crystal Fairy focuses itself on the contrast between the damned Yankees: Jamie, the selfish if amusing and intermittently affable prick, and Crystal, the sort of cosmic traveller who blesses objects, claims past-life recognition, is ostentatiously down with nudism—at one point, after catching sight of her ample bush, Jamie dubs her Crystal Hairy—and, for all her attempts to impose New Agey rituals upon every situation, is just a very nice person. By the film's end, which involves a rather forced moment of deeper sharing between our quintet of hallucinating campers, we'll see that Jamie and Crystal really aren't so different after all. The script is pretty undercooked, but the performances feel very lived in, the character types and their drug experiences resonate, and after a few early scenes that make it uncomfortably easy to mock Silva's sole female character, the film finishes with a gesture of genuine empathy for all involved. Not a bad trip. JOSEF BRAUN


Lawrence and Holloman


s the Edmonton International Film Fest continues into its final weekend, we offer up a few more reviews of the festival's final showcases. Reviews by Paul Blinov (PB) and James Cuming (JC).

Sat, Oct 5 (7 pm) The Broken Circle Breakdown Directed by Felix Van Groeningen


Alternately a meditation on love and death, a debate between science and religion and an open celebration of bluegrass music, The Broken Circle Breakdown offers a fairly unique approach to some familiar themes. Employing a surprisingly legible back-and-forth chronology, the film follows the tumultuous romance of two dreamers, from their carefree beginnings, to their first child’s painful cancer treatment and beyond. While aspiring cowboy Didier finds peace in the borderless serenity of American folk music, Elise, a tattoo artist covered in her own creations, reaches out to more familiar forms of spirituality. The characters are as strange as the plot, but at its heart, the film’s message is strangely reassuring. JC


Fri, Oct 4 (6:30 pm) Sat, Oct 5 (Noon) Lawrence and Holloman Directed by Matthew Kowalchuk


From somewhere between the Odd Couple and a slow-burning revenge flick comes Lawrence and Holloman, based on the Morris Panych play. The latter works a department store's credit department, is so slight as to border invisibility, and carries a gun in his suitcase that he's working up the courage to use; the former's an Alpha-male in the same store's sales department, saddled with an arrogantly sunny outlook on life. They meet in an elevator, Lawrence decides to try and break Holloman out of his shell, and then—where a blander movie would simply follow its ugly duckling arc through to completion— Lawrence and Holloman gleefully veers off into black comic absurdity: it riffs on how luck can change and how a grating personality, however well -intentioned, can also just be a really huge piss-off. The story's escalation is wacky, its big endgame reveals intentionally obvious and honestly, maybe a little thin, especially in the middle. But that said, it's smart enough, and material deftly handled here, to make it a dark comedy that makes earning both of those descriptors a fun ride. PB



Fri, Oct 4-Thu, Oct 10, 2013 CHABA THEATRE–JASPER

6094 Connaught Dr Jasper, 780.852.4749

GRAVITY (PG coarse language) FRI-SAT 7:00, 9:00; SUN-

8:10, 10:45; SAT 1:40, 4:25, 8:10, 10:45; SUN 2:30, 5:10, 8:05, 10:35; MON-WED 2:30, 5:10, 8:00, 10:30; THU 2:30, 5:10, 7:55

RIDDICK (18A gory violence) Closed Captioned FRISUN 10:30; MON-WED 10:10; THU 10:15

THE FAMILY (14A brutal violence, coarse language) Closed Captioned FRI, SUN-THU 1:40, 4:20, 7:20, 10:00; SAT 4:20, 7:20, 10:00

DON JON (18A sexual content) FRI-SUN 1:10, 4:15, 7:30, 10:20; MON-WED 1:45, 4:15, 7:30, 10:20; THU 1:45, 4:15, 7:15, 10:20 MACHETE KILLS (18A, gory violence, crude coarse

RUNNER RUNNER (14A coarse language) No passes DAILY 7:15, 9:20; SAT-SUN, THU 2:15


RUSH (14A coarse language) DAILY 6:30, 9:05; SAT-SUN, THU 1:40

PRISONERS (14A brutal violence, not rec for young children) No passes DAILY 7:30; no show Monday night; SAT 1:30 FRUITVALE STATION (14A coarse language) MON 7:30 ART HOUSE SERIES (STC) SUN, THU 1:30 CINEMA CITY MOVIES 12 5074-130 Ave 780.472.9779


(Classification not available) SAT 10:55

PARKLAND (PG coarse language, disturbing content) FRI, SUN-TUE, THU 1:50, 4:10, 6:45, 9:00; SAT 11:30, 1:50, 4:10, 6:45, 9:00; WED 4:10, 6:45, 9:00; Star & Strollers Screening: WED 1:00

FUNNY GIRL (STC) WED 3:30, 6:45 OPEN SEASON (G) SAT 11:00 CINEPLEX ODEON SOUTH 1525-99 St 780.436.8585

PRISONERS (14A brutal violence, not rec for young children) FRI-SUN 12:00, 3:20, 6:40, 10:00; MON-WED 2:05, 5:30, 9:00; THU 2:05, 5:30; Closed Captioned: FRI 12:40, 4:00, 7:20, 10:40; SAT 4:00, 7:20, 10:40; SUN 12:25, 3:45, 7:05, 10:25; MON-THU 1:10, 4:35, 8:00 DESPICABLE ME 2 (G) Closed Captioned FRI, SUN 2:00, 4:45, 7:15; SAT 11:25, 2:00, 4:45, 7:15; MON-THU 2:00, 4:30, 6:55

GRAVITY 3D (PG coarse language) No Passes, Closed Captioned: FRI-SUN 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50; MON-THU 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30; ULTRAAVX: FRI-SUN 1:10, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10, 10:30; MON-THU 1:00, 3:15, 5:30,

SUN, TUE 1:20; 3D: DAILY 4:00, 7:00, 9:30

7:45, 10:05

THE LONE RANGER (PG violence) Closed Captioned


FRI-SUN, TUE 1:30, 4:45, 7:50; MON, WED-THU 4:45, 7:50

PACIFIC RIM (PG violence, frightening scenes, not rec for young children) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN, TUE 1:00; 3D: DAILY 3:45, 6:55, 9:45

TURBO (G) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN, TUE 1:45, 4:15, 6:40, 8:55; MON, WED-THU 4:15, 6:40, 8:55

GROWN UPS 2 (PG crude content, not rec for young children) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN, TUE 1:15, 3:50, 7:30, 10:00; MON, WED-THU 3:50, 7:30, 10:00 ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US (G) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN, TUE 1:50; 3D: DAILY 4:30, 7:15, 9:40

THE HEAT (14A crude coarse language) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN, TUE 1:25, 4:10, 7:20, 9:55; MON, WED-THU 4:10, 7:20, 9:55

KICK-ASS 2 (18A crude coarse language, gory brutal violence) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN, TUE 2:00, 4:40, 7:25, 9:50; MON, WED-THU 4:40, 7:25, 9:50 ON THE JOB (14A brutal violence, coarse language) FRISUN, TUE 1:40, 4:50, 9:00; MON, WED-THU 4:50, 9:00

HAANI (PG) Punjabi W/E.S.T. FRI-SUN, TUE 1:05, 3:55, 6:45, 9:35; MON, WED-THU 3:55, 6:45, 9:35

AASHIQUI NOT ALLOWED (14A) Punjabi W/E.S.T. FRI-SUN, TUE 1:10, 4:00, 6:50, 9:45; MON, WED-THU 4:00,

6:50, 9:45

BESHARAM (14A) Hindi W/E.S.T. FRI-SUN, TUE 1:35, 5:00, 8:45; MON, WED-THU 5:00, 8:45 CINEPLEX ODEON NORTH 14231-137 Ave 780.732.2236

PRISONERS (14A brutal violence, not rec for young children) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 12:50, 3:30, 6:50, 9:50; MON-TUE, THU 1:15, 4:50, 8:20; WED 4:50, 8:20l Star & Strollers Screening: WED 1:00 GRAVITY 3D (PG coarse language) Closed Captioned,

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (G) Closed Captioned FRI 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00; Closed Captioned SAT 12:00, 2:20, 4:40; SUN 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00; MON-WED 1:50, 4:15, 6:50; THU 4:15, 6:50; Star & Strollers Screening: THU 1:00; 3D: FRI-SAT 12:25, 2:55, 5:15, 7:35, 10:10; SUN 2:55, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55; MON-THU 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:45

RUNNER RUNNER (14A coarse language) Closed

1:00, 4:00, 7:10, 10:05

WE'RE THE MILLERS (14A crude coarse language, sexual content) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 2:00, 4:50, 7:40, 10:10; MON-WED 2:00, 5:00, 7:40, 10:10; THU 2:00, 5:00, 7:40 INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (14A frightening scenes, not rec for children) Closed Captioned FRI 2:30, 5:10,

WE'RE THE MILLERS (14A crude coarse language, sexual content) Closed Caption & Descriptive Video FRI 4:00, 7:30, 10:15; SAT 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:50; SUN 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:45; MON-TUE 7:00, 9:35; WED 10:00; THU 6:50 THE FAMILY (14A brutal violence, coarse language) Closed Captioned FRI 3:45, 6:40, 9:30; SAT 1:10, 3:50, 6:40, 9:40; SUN 1:10, 3:50, 6:55, 9:35; MON-THU 6:30, 9:20

DON JON (18A sexual content) FRI 4:30, 6:50, 9:40; SAT 1:00, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30; SUN 1:15, 4:20, 7:00, 9:25; MON-THU 6:30, 9:00; VIP 18+: FRI 5:30, 8:30; SAT 2:10, 5:30, 8:30; SUN 2:20, 5:40, 8:40; MON-WED 7:00, 9:50; THU 10:00


Presentation, DTS Digital, FRI-SUN, TUE 12:50; 3D: DTS Digital Digital 3d DAILY 3:40, 7:20, 9:55

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (14A frightening scenes, not rec for children) DTS Stereo FRI-SUN, TUE 12:20, 6:45; MON, WED-THU 6:45


RUNNER RUNNER (14A coarse language) Closed Captioned, Digital Presentation, Dolby Stereo Digital, FRI, MON-THU 6:45, 9:20; SAT-SUN 12:45, 3:20, 6:45, 9:20

Reald 3D FRI 7:00, 9:15; SAT-SUN 3:40, 7:00, 9:15; MON, WEDTHU 5:20, 7:50; TUE 2:40, 5:20, 7:50

GALAXY–SHERWOOD PARK 2020 Sherwood Dr Sherwood Park 780.416.0150

PRISONERS (14A brutal violence, not rec for young children) Closed Captioned FRI 6:50, 10:20; SAT-SUN 12:00, 3:25, 6:50, 10:20; MON-THU 7:30

GRAVITY 3D (PG coarse language) Closed Captioned, No Passes FRI 5:10, 7:35, 10:00; SATSUN 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 10:00; MON-THU 7:00, 9:25


WE'RE THE MILLERS (14A crude coarse language, sexual content) Closed Captioned FRI 4:10, 6:55, 9:40; SAT-SUN 1:25, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40; MON-WED 7:05, 9:50; THU 7:05

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (14A frightening scenes, not rec for children) Closed Captioned FRI 4:25, 7:05, 9:50; SAT-SUN 1:45, 4:25, 7:05, 9:50; MON-THU 6:45, 9:20 PLANES (G) Closed Captioned SAT-SUN 12:10, 2:30; 3D: FRI-SUN 4:50, 7:10; MON-THU 7:25

LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER (14A) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 9:35; MON-THU 9:50

THE FAMILY (14A brutal violence, coarse language) Closed Captioned FRI 4:40, 7:25, 10:10; SAT-SUN 1:55, 4:40, 7:25, 10:10; MON-THU 6:50, 9:35 OPEN SEASON (G) SAT 10:30 GRANDIN THEATRE–ST ALBERT Grandin Mall Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St Albert, 780.458.9822

THE FAMILY (14A brutal violence, coarse language) DAILY 4:55 7:05

RUSH (14A coarse language) Closed Captioned, Digital,

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (14A frightening scenes, not rec for children) Closed Captioned FRI-SAT 12:05, 2:45, 5:25, 8:00, 10:35; SUN 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15; MON-TUE, THU 2:20, 5:00, 7:35, 10:10; WED 2:20, 5:00, 7:30, 10:10

RIDDICK (18A gory violence) Closed Captioned FRI 9:40; Closed Captioned SAT 10:20; SUN 9:20; MON-TUE, THU 9:30; WED 9:35

WWE BATTLEGROUND 2013 (Classification not

Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 2:05, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20; MONWED 1:25, 4:15, 7:00, 9:50; THU 1:25, 4:15, 9:50

DON JON (18A sexual content) FRI 1:00, 3:25, 5:45, 8:05, 10:45; SAT-SUN 1:00, 3:25, 5:45, 8:05, 10:25; MON-THU 2:40, 5:05, 7:40, 10:00 MACHETE KILLS (18A, gory violence, crude coarse language) THU 10:00

FUNNY GIRL (STC) WED 4:00, 7:00 ENOUGH SAID (PG language may offend) FRI-SUN 12:35, 3:00, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10; MON-TUE 2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:35; WED 1:20, 4:40, 7:05, 10:05; THU 2:15, 4:40, 7:15, 9:35

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: EUGENE ONEGIN (Classification not available) SAT 10:55


DON JON (18A sexual content) DTS Digital, FRI-SUN, TUE 12:45, 3:10, 7:10, 9:40; MON, WED-THU 3:10, 7:10, 9:40

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (G) Closed Captioned, Digital, DTS Digital, No passes, FRI-SUN, TUE 12:15, 6:35; MON, WED-THU 6:35; 3D: Digital 3d, DTS Stereo, No passes; DAILY 3:15, 9:30

METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER–AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE (14A violence) Digital 3d, DTS Digital: SUN, TUE 12:40, 3:25, 6:40, 9:25; MON, WED-THU 3:25,

6:40, 9:25

sexual content) DAILY 9:15

PRISONERS (14A violence, not rec for young children) No passes DAILY 1:35, 4:40, 7:45

GRAVITY (PG coarse language) No passes DAILY 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:25

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (G) No passes DAILY 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:55

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


4211-139 Ave, 780.472.7600

PAN'S LABYRINTH (14A brutal violence, not recommended for children) SAT 2:00

MUSEUM HOURS (STC) Subtitled SAT 4:30, 9:00 Subtitled SAT 7:00; TUE 9:30


rec for children) Closed Captioned, Digital Presentation, Dolby Stereo Digital, FRI, MON-THU 6:55, 9:45; SAT-SUN 12:55, 3:30, 6:55, 9:45

PRISONERS (14A violence, not rec for young children) Dolby Stereo Digital, Digital Presentation FRI, MON-THU 7:30; SAT-SUN 12:35, 3:55, 7:30 RUSH (14A coarse language) Dolby Stereo Digital, Sr Dolby Digital, FRI, MON-THU 6:40, 9:30; SAT 12:30, 3:35, 6:40, 9:30; SUN 12:40, 3:35, 6:40, 9:30

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (G) Closed Captioned, Digital Presentation, Dolby Stereo Digital FRI, MON-THU 6:50, 9:10; SAT-SUN 12:50, 3:15, 6:50, 9:10; 3D: Digital 3d, Dolby Stereo Digital FRI, MON-THU 7:10, 9:35; SAT-SUN 1:10, 3:40, 7:10, 9:35

GRAVITY (PG coarse language) No passes, Closed Captioned, Digital Presentation, Dolby Stereo Digital,


WEM 8882-170 St 780.444.2400

PRISONERS (14A brutal violence, not rec for young children) Closed Caption & Descriptive Video FRI-SUN 12:30, 3:50, 7:10, 10:35; MON-THU 2:30, 6:50, 10:15

ELYSIUM (14A gory violence) Closed Caption & Descriptive Video FRI-SUN 10:45; MON-THU 10:30 GRAVITY (PG coarse language) ULTRAAVX: DAILY 1:10, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10, 10:30 PERCY JACKSON SEA OF MONSTERS (PG frightening scenes) Closed Caption & Descriptive Video DAILY 1:00; 3D: DAILY 4:00, 7:00, 9:40 CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG violence) SAT 7:00; THU 9:30 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (G) Closed Caption & Descriptive Video: FRI, SUN 12:55, 3:20, 5:45, 8:15; SAT 1:40, 4:20; MON-THU 12:55, 3:15, 5:35, 8:00; 3D: FRI-SUN 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:10; MON-THU 2:10, 4:50, 7:15, 9:45

GRAVITY: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE (PG coarse language) No Passes FRI-SUN 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50; MON-THU 1:50, 4:20, 7:30, 9:50 RUNNER RUNNER (14A coarse language) Closed Caption & Descriptive Video, No Passes FRI-SUN 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:20, 10:40; MON-TUE, THU 1:00, 3:20, 5:40, 8:05, 10:20; WED 3:20, 5:40, 8:05, 10:20; Star & Strollers Screening: WED 1:00 RUSH (14A coarse language) FRI-SUN 1:45, 4:45, 7:45, 10:45; MON-TUE, THU 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10; WED 4:10, 7:10, 10:10; Star & Strollers Screening: WED 1:00

WE'RE THE MILLERS (14A crude coarse language, sexual content) Closed Caption & Descriptive Video FRI-SUN, TUE-WED 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:55; MON, THU 1:15, 4:15, 9:55 INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (14A frightening scenes, not rec for children) Closed Caption & Descriptive Video FRI-SUN 2:10, 5:00, 8:00, 10:40; MON-WED 2:20, 5:00, 7:50, 10:25; THU 1:20, 3:50, 6:45

RIDDICK (18A gory violence) Closed Caption & Descriptive Video FRI, MON-TUE, THU 1:30, 4:30, 7:25, 10:25; SAT 4:30, 7:25, 10:25; SUN 1:30, 10:25; WED 1:00, 3:50, 10:25 THE FAMILY (14A brutal violence, coarse language) WWE BATTLEGROUND 2013 (Classification not

sexual content) Dolby Stereo Digital, Sr Dolby Digital, Closed Captioned FRI, MON-THU 6:30, 9:15; SAT 3:10, 6:30, 9:15; SUN 12:30, 3:10, 6:30, 9:15

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (14A frightening scenes, not


CRYSTAL FAIRY (STC) FRI 9:00; SUN 2:00, 9:00 THE ROOM (14A nudity, sexual content) FRI 11:30

WE'RE THE MILLERS (14A crude coarse language,

Closed Captioned, Digital Presentation, Dolby Stereo Digital, FRI, MON-THU 7:00, 9:40; SAT-SUN 1:05, 3:45, 7:00, 9:40


Closed Captioned DAILY 2:00, 4:35, 7:20, 10:15

Animals : SUN @ 4:30; free

THE FAMILY (14A brutal violence, coarse language)

SAT-SUN 1:00, 6:55; MON-THU 6:55

subtitled FRI 7:00; MON 9:30



10337-82 Ave, 780.433.0728

SAT-SUN 2:30, 6:45, 9:15; MON-THU 6:45, 9:15

7:00, 10:05; SAT-SUN 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:05; MON-THU 6:00, 9:30

2 GUNS (14A violence) Closed Captioned FRI 2:10,

WE'RE THE MILLERS (14A crude coarse language, sexual content) FRI 2:15, 5:05, 7:50, 10:35; SAT 11:35, 2:15, 5:05, 7:50, 10:35; Closed Captioned SUN 1:45, 4:25, 7:20, 10:05; MON-WED 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; THU 1:15, 4:00, 6:45

FRI-SUN 8:30; MON-THU 8:00

RUSH (14A coarse language) Closed Captioned FRI 4:00,

THE SMURFS 2 (G) DAILY 12:45 2:45

Admission Price, Digital Presentation, Closed Captioned THU 9:20

THE FAMILY (14A brutal violence, coarse language) Digital


language) Closed Captioned Digital Presentation, DTS Digital THU 10:00

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG violence) No passes, Child

Digital FRI 6:10; SAT-SUN 1:00, 3:15, 6:10; MON, WED-THU 5:45; TUE 3:00, 5:45

IN A WORLD (14A) FRI 9:05; SAT-SUN 3:30, 9:05; MON-THU

WE'RE THE MILLERS (14A crude coarse language,

1:55, 4:55, 7:55, 10:45; SAT 11:05, 1:55, 4:55, 7:55, 10:45; SUN 1:25, 4:30, 7:25, 10:20; MON-THU 1:30, 4:25, 7:20, 10:15


tioned, No Passes FRI 5:30, 7:55, 10:20; SAT-SUN 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 7:55, 10:20; MON-THU 7:20, 9:45

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (14A frightening scenes, not

Closed Captioned, Dolby Stereo Digital: FRI-SUN, TUE 12:10, 3:50, 7:30; MON, WED-THU 3:50, 7:30

6:30, 8:45; SAT-SUN 12:50, 3:30, 6:30, 8:45; MON, WED-THU 5:15, 7:30; TUE 2:30, 5:15, 7:30

RUNNER RUNNER (14A coarse language) Closed Cap-

matter, coarse language) Dolby Stereo Digital, Digital Presentation DAILY 3:00, 9:20

RUSH (14A coarse language) Closed Captioned FRI

RUNNER RUNNER (14A coarse language) Digital FRI

THE WAY WAY BACK (PG coarse language) FRI 6:55;

rec for children) DAILY 9:20

PRISONERS (14A violence, not rec for young children)

WE'RE THE MILLERS (14A crude coarse language, sexual content) Digital FRI 6:20, 8:50; SAT-SUN 12:40, 3:20, 6:20, 8:50; MON, WED-THU 5:10, 7:45; TUE 2:20, 5:10, 7:45


MACHETE KILLS (18A, gory violence, crude coarse

DTS Stereo FRI-SUN, TUE 12:00, 2:45, 6:25, 9:35; MON, WED-THU 2:45, 6:25, 9:35

GRAVITY (PG coarse language) Digital SAT-SUN 1:10; 3D:

Closed Captioned FRI 4:50, 7:15, 9:45; SAT-SUN 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:45; MON-THU 6:40, 9:10; 3D: FRI 5:20, 7:45, 10:15; SAT-SUN 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:15; MON-THU 7:10, 9:40

DESPICABLE ME 2 (G) DAILY 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:10

4:50, 7:35, 10:15; SAT 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:35, 10:15; SUN 12:35, 3:15, 10:00; MON-WED 1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 9:55; THU 1:35, 4:20, 9:55

Reald 3d FRI 6:40, 9:10; SAT-SUN 1:30, 4:00, 6:40, 9:10; MON, WED-THU 5:05, 7:20; TUE 2:00, 5:05, 7:20


BLUE JASMINE (PG substance abuse, mature subject

THE FAMILY (14A brutal violence, coarse language)

RUSH (14A coarse language) Closed Captioned DAILY

tive Video FRI 4:20, 7:10, 10:10; SAT 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:15; SUN 12:50, 4:00, 7:00, 9:50; MON-THU 6:50, 9:40; VIP 18+: FRI 4:20, 7:20, 10:30; SAT 1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 10:30; SUN 1:20, 4:20, 7:40; MON-THU 8:00

FRI, MON-THU 7:05; Sat-Sun 1:00, 4:00, 7:05; 3D: Closed Captioned, Digital 3d, Dolby Stereo Digital, On 2 Screens: FRI, MON-THU 6:35, 9:00, 9:25; SAT-SUN 12:35, 3:00, 6:35, 9:00, 9:25

Captioned, No Passes FRI-SAT 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:20, 10:40; Sun 1:10, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10, 10:30; MON-WED 1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 10:10; THU 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 10:10; Star & Strollers Screening: THU 1:00

frightening scenes) Closed Captioned DAILY 1:20; 3D: FRI-TUE, THU 3:55, 6:30, 9:10; WED 9:50

Captioned, No passes FRI-SUN 12:40, 3:00, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15; MON-THU 2:15, 5:15, 7:50, 10:15

RUSH (14A coarse language) Closed Caption & Descrip-

GRAVITY (PG coarse language) Closed Captioned, Digital

available) SUN 6:00

RUNNER RUNNER (14A coarse language) Closed

tion & Descriptive Video, No Passes FRI 5:10, 7:35, 10:00; Sat 12:40, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50, 10:10; SUN 12:30, 2:50, 5:05, 7:30, 9:45; MON-TUE, THU 7:20, 9:45; WED 7:20, 9:50

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG violence) SAT 7:00; THU 9:30


Closed Captioned: FRI, SUN 12:30, 2:50, 5:30, 8:00; SAT 11:00, 11:30, 12:30, 2:50, 5:30; MON-THU 1:10, 3:45, 7:45; 3D: FRI, MON-THU 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:20; SAT 11:50, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:20; SUN 12:10, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:20

RUNNER RUNNER (14A coarse language) Closed Cap-

RUNNER RUNNER (14A coarse language) Closed Captioned, Digital Presentation, Dolby Stereo Digital FRI-SUN, TUE 12:30, 3:30, 7:00, 9:45; MON, WED-THU 3:30, 7:00, 9:45

LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER (14A) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 9:45; MON-THU 9:40


Closed Caption & Descriptive Video : SAT 12:30; SUN 1:00; 3D: FRI 4:10, 7:20, 9:50; SAT 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:10; SUN 3:30, 6:40, 9:20; MON-THU 6:40, 9:10

frightening scenes) Closed Captioned: FRI 1:50; SAT 11:15, 1:50; SUN 1:30; MON-THU 1:25; 3D: FRI-SAT 4:35, 7:25, 10:05; SUN 4:05, 6:50, 9:25; MON-TUE, THU 4:10, 6:45, 9:25; WED 9:25

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Mary's Wedding proposes a wartime romance


t's a bright, sunny day to step into the and Evan Hall, who embody the enampast. Fluffy sheep and unexpectedly oured Mary and Charlie. He directs the agile cows roam two from behind free across the Until Sun, Oct 13 (8 pm) the camera, makstreetcar tracks as Mary's Wedding ing sure the photos I walk towards the Directed by Trevor Schmidt maintain the soft, innocent air of firstCapitol Theatre, in Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmona rare behind-the- ton Park, $20 – $28 love. Even the barnscenes peek at Fort yard horses seem Edmonton Park. to respond well to From farmhouses to round barns, the his instructions. "[Fort Edmonton Park] is a nice resetting for playwright Stephen Massicotte's wartime romance, Mary's Wed- minder of a different time period, but the play is so universal," Schmidt exding, is all around. "You get immersed quickly into a dif- plains. "Although it is interesting, I did ferent world," says director Trevor have to say to the actors very early on, Schmidt, pondering why the park hadn't 'You guys are playing romantic comedy. ventured to stage the celebrated Cana- You're playing smart and knowing and dian play sooner. "It really is like you're witty and flirty. You're repeating patterns that we have culturally become in a different era down here." I'm talking to Schmidt as we walk accustomed to.' And people didn't bearound the site, taking press photos have that way back then. It wasn't about of the two young actors, Mari Chartier sharp, witty, snappy, sexy, flirty things. I

Horsin' around with young romance //

said, 'You have to remember you're two kids who have never had relationships with anyone before and you're falling in love for the first time.'" However, in Mary's Wedding, that new love is interrupted when Charlie goes off to fight in the First World War. Finding the right balance between love and war in a script that packs such a high emotional punch is a challenge, and Schmidt says a rehearsal day hasn't gone by where at least one person hasn't teared up. "It's hard," he admits. "The war stuff

doesn't interest me as much because it's a love story layered in real historical war events. I know that they're important, but to me, the push is always the emotional push of the play." The capabilities of the Capital Theatre's 4D projectors helps to create the play's dream-like setting, using washes of waving prairie grasses and passing clouds. But despite the fact Charlie assures the audience from the very beginning that what they're about to witness is a dream, as Schmidt describes it, the

ending is still a sucker punch. "I do think this play speaks to everyone," he says, wrapping up the photo session in the dim light of the smoky Henderson farm round barn. "If you're young, you're hoping for that one true love that lasts for the rest of your life, so you have that to look forward to or are experiencing it now. And as you get older, even into old age, you can look back on your first love and see how innocent and wonderful it was." KATHLEEN BELL



The Daisy Theatre 'I

needed to challenge myself," Ronnie Burkett says. "And oddly enough, it wasn't about doing something dark and experimental, and running around in a thong with puppets—been there, done that—and I want to keep doing the work I've been doing, but I just needed to

Puppets without scripts


remind myself that showing up for work is being in the moment, right? And this certainly does it." The "this" in question is The Daisy Theatre, Burkett's live puppetry lab: it finds him improvising with a rep company of marionettes every night, creating shows on the fly in front of

"People kept saying,' Are you ever a paying audience. Instead of presenting long-developed, privately honed going to do the Daisy again?'" he works, for us it's a peek into process, recalls. "And I said, naw, naw that's into how Burkett pulls the strings a young man's game, I'm not the anbehind his acclaimed shows. And, for gry young man anymore.' And then, I think last year, I thought, 'Actually, I him, The Daisy's a chance to play. The first time Burkett tried out The think my opinions are good now. Not Daisy Theatre was back in 1993, in just angry." Calgary: the show he was performing, Tinka's New Dress, So two decades had a couple mo- Until Sun, Nov 17 (8 pm) after that inauguments of improv Created by Ronnie Burkett ral run, Burkett's in it, and the im- Citadel Theatre, $30.45 sitting at a table in The Club cabaret mediacy of that proved worthy of space, discussing its own explorations. The Daisy's return, the puppets all "And I'd never improv-ed," he says. hanging behind him around his mari"Ever. I mean, I'd had some Loose onette stage in a sort of parenthetical Moose classes, but not with puppets." arc. A couple of favourites like Edna Calgary's One Yellow Rabbit offered and Schnitzel hang mixed among a him a space: Burkett built a little rep dozen or more new ones: Burkett company of marionettes, and start- originally wanted to develop a brand ed putting on shows based on that new rep company, devoid of familiar disparate cast of puppets, current faces, but, due to the high-risk nature events and ideas he was mulling over. of the show, a couple of characters he "And it went insane," Burkett recalls. knows inside out could offer a safety "It was actually the most popular net of sorts. thing I ever did." "No matter how it's going, I can Out of that run came some of Bur- haul them out," he says. "And bekett's most memorable characters- cause they're those hub characters, on-strings: Edna Rural, the motherly other characters can act off them and Albertan conservative (and star of against them and around them." Burkett's acclaimed Street of Blood), The improv is interspersed with was one of them. And then Burkett some short scripted pieces from went off touring those scripted shows, a handful of playwrights Burkett and the Daisy found its natural ending. knows. There is a loose running or-


der to things, too—bits he knows he wants to try, things he's working on, riffing on some current events, even some audience participation—but it might all be tossed away on a whim, if the room on any particular night takes him elsewhere. The point was to make puppetry invigorating again, in a way that differs from the careful construction of a touring show. The Daisy Theatre is seeing a sevenweek run, but Burkett and the Citadel are keeping ticket prices down, as well as offering reduced price for those who want to come back more than once. After all, the show's content, as well as the puppets and even which scripts get used, will be left to Burkett's whims. And some of those have yet to even be tested: there are at least a few brand-new figures Burkett hasn't yet put in front of audience—one's a beefy rabbit in a rainbow unitard, (all set for comment on the controversy surrounding the Sochi Olympics). Another is a dutch transvestite in a nursing home that, as Burkett envisions it, is "not funny at all." "He's never come out, because it's a bit of a risk," Burkett says. "I'm dying to try it. So, some night, I think he's just going to appear. I'll go, 'tonight's the night,' and I'll bring him out." PAUL BLINOV


ARTIFACTS Crazy Fri, Oct 4 (10 am) Emily swears she has invisible friends in the woods; Emily’s roommate Heather is less convinced, and decides to try and capture them on film. So goes the basis of an Edmonton-made, mocumentary-style webseries, premiering this week. “Zany social commentary,” promises the press release, which came attached to a box of cupcakes—which doesn’t guarantee anything, future senders of press releases, but was nice of them. (



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An operatic classic turns to ballet // Paul McGrath

adame Butterfly is perennially listed among the world's most famous operas; since Giacomo Puccini's original 1904 production, it has become a staple of the genre, regularly produced all over the world, and even adapted across several artistic mediums. Yet despite the age of this story, Jean Grand-Maître, artistic director of Alberta Ballet, argues it is still very relevant in contemporary times. "Where we are at today, there's so much aggression and it's such a violent world and a darker world," he says. "These narratives seem to be more important today than ever, because people are coming back to

the theatre to reconcile themselves productions more frequently to auwith their own humanity. They need diences in both cities—especially to be able to remember that there productions that are grand in scale, is goodness and there are heroes as this one certainly is. Grandout there." Maître describes Madame ButterAlberta Ballet's upcoming produc- fly's set design as highly complex tion of Madame Butterfly is the and theatrical, as are the authen1995 ballet adtically Japanese costumes. Both aptation, creat- Fri, Oct 4; Sat, Oct 5 (7:30 pm) ed by Australian Choreographed by aspects preschoreographer Stanton Welch ent unique chalStanton Welch. Jubilee Auditorium, $29 – $95 lenges to the Grand-Maître 50-some dancnotes this proers, as they must duction marks the start of a new navigate amongst the drapes and collaboration between Alberta Bal- folds of traditional kimonos while let and Welch's company, Houston expressing the story through their Ballet, which will help deliver new CONTINUED ON PAGE 21 >>


HereAfter T

en years ago Laurence Menotti- see today in Europe." Starting with Menotti-Chevennement Chevennement, Paul Destrooper, Heather Myers and Citie Ballet's ar- overseeing a pas-de-deux from Swan tistic director Francois Chevennement Lake, moving through two neo-classical pieces, first from danced together at Chevennement the Alberta Ballet. So Sat, Oct 5 (7:30 pm); and then from when Myers showed Sun, Oct 6 (2:30 pm) Destrooper, and Chevennement some Timms Centre for the Arts, finishing with the of her contemporary $15 – $35 title work HereAfwork as a choreogter by Myers, it's rapher for Netherlands Dance Theatre, a 10-year reunion easy for Chevennement to guarantee quickly became the theme of this there's something in the show for the year's season opener for the Edmon- entire spectrum of dance fans. ton-based ballet company. "I was able to get two themes into And the cross section of sentiment [the show]," Chevennement. explains is equally wide—from light humour in "Four people meeting back 10 years Chevennement's Once Upon A Pond, a after, and also some sort of parody of Swan Lake, to the grand subchronology of dance— ject of exploring humanity in HereAfter, from the classical where Myers' piece persuades audiballet, which ences to focus on the moment. "There is really fluid movement," is the root of dance, Chevennement says of HereAfter. "Into the credible emotion without having panc o n t e m - tomime. You can feel the intensity in porary of the piece. The music is, I would say, what you can not strange, but it is not classical music. It's beautiful contemporary music. But the movement really goes into the music, really fluid, really moving around. The emotion throughout the piece builds up, so sometimes you kind of move with the dancer as you watch—not wiggle your shoulder but wave your body." Though HereAfter speaks to finding happiness in the now, instead of looking to "the other side of the fence," the piece is also open to interpretation. "Sometimes you're really absorbed by the emotion," Chevennement says. Entering its second season as a professional ballet company, according to Chevennement, HereAfter is an excellent way to get to know Edmonton's ballet company, as well as an excellent way to get to know the art form itself. KATHLEEN BELL


// Meaghan Baxter





Long Day's Journey Into Night


heart, much to the chagrin of everyone else. It's a well-executed take on a masterpiece, but to watch these people try to co-exist for more than three hours asks a lot of you. There's enough heart and appeal left in all of them to drag you down to their depths, and down, down, down they go.

A family on the decline // David Cooper Photography


few acts into Long Day's Journey Into Night, bitter son Jamie thinks he's had enough whisky "to sink a ship ... but can't sink." By that point, we're wellversed in what he means: he may have been talking about his boozing, but it's an apt metaphor for the Tyrone family et al, maybe one of the most broken in all of theatre's history: they're trapped in a family dynamic that's taking on water, but limps along despite itself, battered by but still, somehow, remaining above the waves. There's a bleak, obsidian beauty to Eugene O'Neill's depressingly auto-

biographical Pulitzer-winner, both in its scripting and in how director Bob Baker and his cast present it here. Cataloging a day at the Tyrone family summer home, Long Day's Journey's early, hopeful notes are quick to dissipate: Edmund (David Patrick Flemming) has a bad summer cold that turns out to be something much worse; matriarch Mary (Brenda Bazinet) tries to hide an addict's glassy eyes; James Jr (John Ullyatt) is a bitter, resentful drunk, and his father (Tom Wood) has a short temper, a love of drink and a cheapskate's

And if anything, a modern read on all this could be as a shot against the classic family unit: this family's bonds are its shackles, locking them into their misery together; the Tyrone family's usual pattern is attack then soothe. After three hours, you get realize that they're just applying Bandaids where amputation would be more appropriate. So what are we, Until Sun, Oct 13 (7:30 pm) That it's autobiographical, too—Eda modern audi- Directed by Bob Baker ence, to gain Citadel Theatre, mund is the O'Neill stand in—lends an from seeing such $36.75 – $82.95 a weighty script extra dimension to first performed in what you're seeing. 1956? Primarily, it's the performances. So, pretty heavy goings. Head into Long Day's Journey reveals itself to be it prepared for that, and you'll get a an actor's play, and the cast digs into master class on downward spirals. depths that rarely get broached. Ba- But, it's not all dope, depression zinet's slide back into addiction is par- and consumption-based weariness: ticularly heartbreaking, a fragile junky out of everyone on stage, hired help in need that makes you tense just by Cathleen (Lisa Norton) gets to have walking back into view on Leslie Frank- a good day. Oblivious to the family's ish's excellent living-room set. Ullyatt inner strife, she's handed a couple of plays his part with an effective acrid free drinks courtesy of Mary, gets a humour, and Wood's weary patriarch little tipsy and, in Norton's capable is a compelling, contradictory mess hands, gets to unleash a little lightof strengths and weaknesses. Of the ness into the air, a welcome reprieve core four, only Flemming seems a little of mood. Ignorance is bliss, right? In underplayed, his Edmund's morbid res- Long Day's Journey, the idiom couldn't ignations feeling a bit on the nose and ring truer. unaffected by familial malaise that's PAUL BLINOV PAUL@VUEWEEKLY.COM amping up around him.

movements alone, accompanied by John Lanchberry's score. "Lanchberry's transposition to an orchestration of the opera is very effective," Grand-Maître says. "He always replaces the voice with a different instrument; sometimes it's an oboe, sometimes it's a violin. And in that way the arias are still there, and the melodic textures of the opera are very much still present." In discussing Madame Butterfly's resonance with 21st-century audiences, Grand-Maître refers to Joseph Campbell's theory of storytelling and his concept of the seven basic stories that are told and retold in every culture throughout history. "It's always that inner battle within humanity to get closer to its heroes and its anti-hero," he says. "Every decision we make in life brings us closer to our hero or further away, depending on our integrity and decision-making." "The thing that really hits me right now is the metaphor on imperialism," he continues. "What it's like to go into another country and not really understand them but pretend you do, and try to become a part of a culture that is really so foreign you can't even start to understand it." MEL PRIESTLEY



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or two seasons now, APTN's It's been a bit of a delay between Blackstone has been carving its Blackstone's last season and the ostensibly Canadian mark on the cur- third, which premiered last week on rent zeitgeist of one-hour television APTN (and is available for streaming dramas. Filmed around Edmonton, on the network's website—it is 2013, it charts the political rumblings and folks. You can watch TV anywhere.) power plays on the titular reserva- Scott chalks it up to funding and, tion, as warring factions of old and well, the weather. new leadership "We got caught in battle each other Wednesdays (9 pm) this hinterland of over corruption APTN, what was happenand control. And ing with the way series' are funded," through that, Blackstone takes a he explains of the close look at contemporary aboriginal gap. "We made the choice to delay issues, the ones that showrunner Ron because shooting in the winter is difE Scott sees emerging in the country ficult." in the here and now. The further Scott delves into Black"Mainly Blackstone is grounded in, stone's world, the more surprised he and ripped from, the headlines," he is by what he sees. No matter what isexplains during a phone call. "So what sues or directions he knows he's lookI do in the early stages of any season ing to take on, the characters' growwe're trying to prepare for, is do a lot ing history means it inevitably veers of reading on what's going on in Can- off into unpredicted territory. ada, and what has gone on in Canada "It never ceases to amaze me or surin different pockets." prise me how I'll be in the middle of Last season, Scott notes, they a script, and it'll be a different flow looked at missing women—"one or direction than I ever thought," he of our characters disappeared for- says. "Because you're in the moment, ever"—while season three looks to and this character has done this betake a similar hardline exploration fore but there's just something new of family, domestic violence and that comes out. And that is the proaboriginal treatment through the cess, that is the magic of writing that judicial system. I'm so thankful to be a part of." "Justice, and what that looks like to PAUL BLINOV PAUL@VUEWEEKLY.COM some people," Scott summarizes.



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MOVIE MONDAY • King Edward Community Small Hall, 8102-80 Ave • Genetic Roulette, in preparation for the March Against Monsanto event being planned for Edmonton (Oct 12); Mon, Oct 7, 7-9pm • Unsupersize Me; Mon, Oct 14, 7-9pm • Free

GALLERIES + MUSEUMS ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL OF SPRUCE GROVE • Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Spruce Grove Library, 35-5 Ave, Spruce Grove, 780.962.0664 • Fireplace Room: Maggie Naef • REFLECTIONS OF JOY: Works by Helen Rogers • Until Oct 19 • Reception: Oct 5, 1-3pm ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY • 10186-106 St, 780.488.6611 • Discovery Gallery: TAILS FROM A REJUVENATED FOREST: A narrative installation exploring the drive of nature to revive itself by ceramic artists Lisa McGrath and Mindy Andrews; until Oct 19 • Discovery Gallery: STATIC BLOOM: Botanical polymer clay wall art by St Albert artist Kristin Anderson; until Oct 19 • Feature Gallery: POTWORKS: Showing the contemporary state of the ancient tradition of pottery; Oct 5-Dec 24; reception: Oct 5, 2-4pm ARCHIVES SOCIETY OF ALBERTA • 913 Ash St, Sherwood Park, 780.467.8189 • REMEMBRANCE DAY EXHIBIT: Until Nov 18


Churchill Sq, 780.422.6223 • Manning Hall (main level public space): NOW YOU SEE IT: A giant word search puzzle by Megan Morman • WATER INTO ART: British watercolours from the V&A, 1750-1950; until Nov 24 • LADY SPIDER HOUSE: Until Jan 12, 2014 • New Acquisitions: VIEWS AND VISTAS: until Oct 6 • BMO World of Creativity: CABINETS OF CURIOSITY: Lyndal Osborne's curious collection; until Jun 30, 2014 • 19TH CENTURY BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHS: From the collection of the National Gallery of Canada; until Oct 6 • RBC New Works Gallery: ISACHSEN, 1948-1978: Works by Aaron Munson and David Hoffos; until Nov 24 • Bring Your Own Party: BYOP: 3rd Wed each month, 5-9pm; free with admission; BYOP: Game Night: Oct 16

NAESS GALLERY • Paint Spot, 10032-81 Ave, 780.432.0240 • WHAT’S YOUR HANG UP?: Craft by Edmonton Calligraphic Society Members; until Nov 15 • ALL IN A DAY'S DREAM: Works by Kristina Sobstad; Oct 4-Nov 15; reception: Thu Oct 17, 5-7pm

NINA HAGGERTY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS • 9225-118 Ave • Reflecting 96th StReet: Mustard Seed Artists present, Views Of An Inner City Locale In Transition; until Nov 2; reception: Oct 10, 7-9pm


ENTERPRISE SQUARE GALLERIES • 10230 Jasper Ave • Open: Thu-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 12-4pm • THE WORLD OF SPLASH INK: Painting and calligraphy by Professor Fan Zeng; until Oct 26 • SANAUNGUABIK: Traditions and transformations in Inuit art, featuring prints, sculpture, textile, and video art; until Dec 21

FAB GALLERY • 1-1 Fine Arts Bldg, 89 Ave, 112 St, 780.492.2081 • Brad Necyk's final visual presentation for Master of Fine Arts-Drawing and Intermedia • PRINT RESONANCE: Works by faculty and graduate students from Musashino Art University, Japan; U of A; Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium; Silpakorn University, Thailand; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA; until Oct 26; reception: Oct 10, 7-10pm • Lecture series: FAB 2-20: Donald and Millar (environmental artists Glasgow, Scotland); Thu, Sep 26, 5pm

FACULTY COMMONS–Grant MacEwan City Centre Campus • Rm 7-266 • DIS/UTOPIA:: From a series of 12

New work by Kari Duke and Tom Gale • Opening: Oct 5, 2-4pm • Oct 5-14

GALLERIE PAVA • 9524-87 St, 780.461.3427 • COLLECTION D'INSTANTS: Works by Patricia Lortie-Sparks; until Oct 16

SCOTT GALLERY • 10411-124 St • Selected WoRkS 19612013: Douglas Haynes; Oct 5-26 • Opening: Sat, Oct 5, 1-5pm ; artist in attendance

VASA GALLERY • 25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St Albert, 780.460.5990 • WILDLIFE GALORE: Vicki Armstrong, Carol Johnson, Heather Howard, Carla Beerens; through Oct

SNAP GALLERY • Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, 10123-121 St, 780.423.1492 • Main Gallery: NATURAL, POLITICAL, POETIC AND UNPREDICTABLE–MIRRORED LINES AND CURVES: Printing objects by Klavs Weiss (Denmark); Artist talk: Oct 4, 6pm • Community Gallery: THE FACES WE KNOW AND LOVE: Works by SNAP artist in residence, Megan Stein • Both shows: Oct 3-Nov 9; reception: Oct 4, 7-9pm

WEST END GALLERY • 12308 Jasper Ave, 780.488.4892 •

STRATHCONA COUNTY ART GALLERY @ 501 • 501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park • RULES OF PLAY: Curated by

ARDEN THEATRE • St Albert • LitFest and StarFest: Present


13 & 14

HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY • 3 Fl, 10215-112 St •

OPEN DIGITAL 2013: Presented by Visual Arts Alberta–CARFAC • Until Oct 11

KAASA GALLERY • Jubilee Auditorium, 11455-87 Ave; VAAA: Off-site location • OPEN PHOTO/OPEN DIGITAL 2013: Visual Arts Alberta, in partnership with the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society, presents Open Photo/Open Digital 2013, opening in Edmonton at the Kaasa Gallery, then moving to Calgary mid-October. This contest and exhibition presents work by some of Alberta’s finest photographers, diverse in subject matter, styles and techniques • Until Oct 12

LANDO GALLERY • 103, 10310-124 St, 780.990.1161 • FALL ON 124 STREET: New works by gallery artists and secondary market works • Until Oct 12 • Lando Art Auctions: Edmonton's only fine art auction house...Fall auction; Sun, Oct 20, 2pm; Public previews: 10am (start) Fri, Oct 18; for details LATITUDE 53 • 10242-106 St, 780.423.5353 • ProjEx Room: ELSEWHERE: Paintings by Kristen Keegan; until Nov 2; Plein-air painting excursion with the artist: Sat, Oct 19, 1:30pm • Main Space: LES CORPS: Photographic based portraits by Christophe Jivraj; until Nov 2

LOFT GALLERY • A.J. Ottewell Arts Centre, 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park, 780.449.4443 • Artwork and gifts made by members of the Art Society of Strathcona County artists • LAYERS OF ALBERTA–UNDERNEATH THE LANDSCAPE TO ABOVE THE SURFACE: Works by Anne McCartney • Until Oct 27, Sat-Sun 12-4pm • DVD Lecture: The World’s Greatest Paintings, Tour of more than 60 of the World's Greatest Paintings. Presented by the Art Society of Strathcona County; Tue, Oct 8, 1-4Ppm; $5

MARJORIE WOOD GALLERY–Red Deer • Kerry Wood Nature Centre • 2ND TIME'S THE CHARM: AN UPCYCLED EXHIBIT: Group show • Until Nov 10 • Reception: Fri, Oct 4, 5-7pm

MCMULLEN GALLERY • U of A Hospital, 8440-112 St, 780.407.7152 • PROCESSION WEST: A photographic Visual Journey from Plains to Coast by Rob Pohl and Robert Michiel • WHERE DRAGONFLIES DANCE: Watercolours and graphite botanical paintings by Elaine Funnel • Until Oct 20 MISERCORDIA HOSPITAL • North/South and East/West

storyteller, Corin Raymond • Oct 18, 7:30pm • $20 at Arden box office, Ticketmaster, door

AUDREYS BOOKS • 10702 Jasper Ave • Dave Gross launch of King of Chaos; Sat, Oct 5, 3pm • Writers Guild: Book launch with Karen Spaford-Fitz; Oct 7, 7pm; $5 donation (non-member) • Adventure Travel Club: Morocco; Tue, Oct 8, 7pm • Reading by Fran Kimmel and Meredith Quartermain from, The Shore Girl, and Rupert's Land; Wed, Oct 9, 7pm • Anvil Press book/poetry tour: Jane Silcott, Jennica Harper, and Marita Dachsel; Oct 12, 2:30pm

BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ • 9624-76 Ave, 780.989.2861 • Story

16, 7:30pm • $5 (donation)

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Johnson's Cafe

Enjoy a delicious dinner in the historic Hotel Selkirk Seating times: Starting at 4 pm For our complete menu selection please check our website.

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

STANLEY MILNER LIBRARY • Centennial Rm, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • Zen monk, author, and punk rocker, Brad Warner will discuss his new book, There Is No God And He Is Always With You • $20

STARFEST–St Albert Reader's Festival • St Albert Public Library, 5 St Anne St, 780.459.1530 • Leanne Shirtliffe and Cassie Stocks; Oct 15, 7pm; $10 • Helen Humphreys; Oct 17, 7pm; $10 • Corin Raymond in a joint presentation with the Arden Theatre and Edmonton's LitFest; Oct 18, 7pm; $20 • Trevor Cole and Anakana Schofield; Oct 19, 2pm; $10 • Carol Shaben; Oct 19, 7pm; $10 • Andrew Pyper; Oct 20, 7pm; $10 • Linda Spalding; Oct 22, 7pm; $10 • Cathy Marie Buchanan; Oct 23, 7pm; $10 • Todd Babiak; Oct 25, 7pm; $10 • Ross King; Oct 27, 7pm; $10

U OF A • Telus Centre, Rm 15, 111 St, 87 Ave • Maude Barlow’s Blue Future, book launch • Oct 8, 7-9pm • Free

UPPER CRUST CAFÉ • 10909-86 Ave, 780.422.8174 • The Poets’ Haven Reading Series: presented by the Stroll of Poets Society This week: Jim Lavers, Wolfgang Carstens, Anne Gerard Marshall, Anna Mioduchowska, Jo-Ann Godfrey (door host), Rusti Lehay (mic host) • Oct 7, 7-8:45pm • $5



THE 11 O'CLOCK NUMBER • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave • An Improvised Musical • Oct 4, 11pm BEST OF FRIENDS REUNION • Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 8882-180 St, WEM, 780.484.2424 • Friends, one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. Catch up with these lovable characters. Set to hits from the '90s, along with a few timeless classics • Until Oct 27

CBC'S THE IRRELEVANT SHOW • Arden Theatre • Fri, Oct 11, 7:30pm

CHIMPROV • Zeidler Hall, Citadel Theatre, 9828-101A Ave •




BOHEMIA • 10217-97 St • Edmonton Story Slam • Wed, Oct

Main Gallery: FUNCTIONAL BUILDINGS: Nancy Anne McPhee brings together the work of Andrea Carvalho, Dan Gibbons and Kip Jones; until Oct 18 • Front Room Gallery: RE SIGNED: Nicole Rayburn–looking at religious road signs; Oct 3-18; opening: Oct 3, 8-10pm • Marketing Strategies For Artists: Artists learn to use social media to get their names heard and their work seen presented by Alexis Marie Chute; Oct 19, 10am-3pm; $30/$20 (member)

Sunworks, 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, 403.597.9788 • BRAVE NEW WORLDS, BOLD NEW PLANS: Installation by Daniel Anhorn • Until Oct 26 • Reception: Fri, Oct 4, 6-8pm; part of Red Deer’s First Fridays

COLLECTED LANDSCAPES FOR AUTUMN: Landscape paintings by Steven Armstrong; until Oct 3 • TIMELESS: Works by Irene Klar; until Oct 10

Slam 2nd Wed each month @ the Chair: Share your story, sign-up at 7pm • Oct 9, 7-10pm • $5 (suggested, donations go to winners)

GALLERY AT MILNER • Stanley A. Milner Library Main Fl, Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 780.944.5383 • Edmonton Stamp Club: Display; until Oct 31 • Edmonton Potters' Guild: Works from the membership; until Oct 31

VAAA GALLERY • 3rd Fl, 10215-112 St, 780.421.1731 • SURVIVORS AND FIFTEEN RESTLESS NIGHTS: Alexandra Haeseker and Derek Besant; curated by Ania Sleczkowska • Until Oct 19 • Concert: Elizabeth Koch (flute), Murray Vaasjo (violin); Sat, Oct 5, 2pm

DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY • 10332-124 St • 46th ANNUAL FALL SHOW: Works by David Blackwood, Jack Bush, Keith Harder, Alex Janvier, Jessica Korderas, William Kurelek, Erik Olson, Otto Rogers, Carl Schaefer, Robert Sinclair, Vivian Thierfelder, Les Thomas, Andrew Valko and more • Until Oct 12

FRONT GALLERY • 12312 Jasper Ave, 780.488.2952 •

FAVA • Film and Video Arts Society, 9722-102 St,

MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM–St Albert • 5 St Anne St, St Albert, 780.459.1528 • LACE UP: CANADA’S PASSION FOR SKATING: Travelling exhibit by the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec • Until Nov 3

study of Venus Kallipygos, and its pervasive influence on dress • Until Mar 2, 2014


FOUND WHILE WALKING: Landscape paintings by Mike Dendy; Oct 3-26; artist reception: Oct 10, 5-8

EDMONTON FILM SOCIETY • Royal Alberta Museum

Concordia University College, 7128 Ada Blvd, 73 St-112 Ave • Filmmakers want to share their work with friends and family. Groove Soldier Production wants to help make that happen, so we are hosting the first Edmonton Short Film Festival! Independent filmmakers have been invited to submit short films (max 20 min), music videos presented by Groove Soldier Productions • Oct 5, 7-10pm • $10 (adv)/$12 (door)

780.963.9935 • • Paintings by Claudette Brown; until Oct 24; reception Sun, Oct 6

DAFFODIL GALLERY • 10412-124 St, 780.760.1278 •

paintings by Michelle M. Lavoie • ADRIFT: POETRY AND IMAGE (2012-2013): Poetry: Jannie Edwards; Video: Bob Lysay and Agnieszka Matejko; video installation • Until Oct 25



MAN: Featuring works by Craig Le Blanc and Travis McEwen • Until Oct 5

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL • Empire Theatres, Edmonton City Centre, 10200-102 Ave, and other locations • Until Oct 5 • free-$30 • Special presentation: The Good Son with Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini and post-reception at Latitude 53; Oct 4 • Closing Night Gala: Broken Circle Breakdown or The Right Kind Of Wrong with after-party at Zenari's featuring the Bix Mix Boys Bluegrass Sounds; Oct 5 Auditorium, 12845-102 Ave, 780.439.5285 • THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937, PG); Mon, Oct 7, 8pm • $6 (adult)/$5 (senior)/$5 (student)/$3 (child 12 and under)

Vivian Dere • Oct 12, 1-4pm


CROOKED POT GALLERY–Stony Plain • 4912-51 Ave,

• Timms Centre for the Arts • World premiere performances: Nicole Mion’s Quiver and Brian Webb Dance Company • Oct 11-12, 8pm


Halls • Edmonton Art Club Exhibition • Until Oct 26


OCTOBER 4 & 11 Enjoy dinner and the romantic play: Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte

sented by Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes, starring Ronnie Burkett; recommended for ages 16+ • Until Nov 17, 8pm

ENGAGE WITH CHANGE • Arts Barns–Westbury Theatre, 10330-84 Ave • Presented by Edmonton Dream Centre: with interactive improv fun, entertainment and great food featuring Rapid Fire Theatre, 6 Minute Warning, and dinner by Absolutely Edibles • Oct 3, 6:15-10:30pm • $150 at

HEY LADIES! • Roxy, 10708-124 St, 780.453.2440 • Theatre Network • Womanly talkshow/gameshow/varietyshow/sideshow starring Davina Stewart, Cathleen Rootsaert, Leona Brausen • Take a walk on the wild side : celebrate World Animal Day • Oct 4, 8pm • $25 at TIX on the Square

WWW.FORTEDMONTONPARK.CA 780.455.7479 • SHIELD: Figurative paintings by Carolyn Campbell and; BACKLIT MEMORIES: Paintings by Gordon Harper; until Oct 8 • HIGH WATER: Artworks by Steve Driscoll; Oct 12-29; reception: Sat, Oct 12, 2-4pm; artist in attendance • CAMERA OBSCURA IN THE WESTERN LANDSCAPE: Works by Colin Smith; Oct 12-29; reception: Sat, Oct 12, 2-4pm; artist in attendance

Brenda Barry Byrne Witschl’s work explores anxiety within the context of contemporary Surrealism focusing on collage and games • Until Oct 10


TELUS CENTRE–Atrium, U of A, 112 St, 87 Ave • WALKING

Pro's Art GAllery • 17971-106A Ave • Mon-Sat 10am1:30pm; Wed 2-5:30pm; Mon-Fri 6:30-9pm; Closed Thu • GENE PROKOP AND FRIENDS: Artworks by Gene Prokop with works by Zhaoming Wu, Robert Johnson, Sherri McGraw and Gregg Kreutz, and Monte Carlo car artist, Alfredo de la Maria (Argentina), and artists from the Ukraine and Russia • Oct 9-Dec 20

QUEEN MARY PARK HALL • 10844-117 St • Paintings by


A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE • Mayfield Dinner Theatre, 16615-109 Ave, 780.483.4051 • Homage to Patsy Cline and her climb to stardom, from her humble beginnings in small town Virginia to the bright lights of Carnegie Hall • Until Nov 3 THE DAISY THEATRE • The Club, Citadel Rice Theatre • Pre-


780.427.1750 • VICTORY ON THE FIELD EXHIBIT: Exploring the effects of the First and Second World Wars on sports in Alberta; until Jan 31; free • Art in the Archives: STORYTELLING: T.A.L.E.S, bringing history to life through storytelling; Wed, Oct 9, 7pm; free; pre-register at 780.427.1750 • Rapid Fire Theatre’s longform comedy show: improv formats, intricate narratives, and one-act plays • Every Sat, 10pm, until Jul • $12 (door or buy in adv at TIX on the Square) • Until Jun, 2014

THE STUDIO • 11739-94 St • Works by Glen Ronald, Bliss Robinson, Debra Milne and guest artists • Until Dec 31, 12-5pm WITH OUR SISTERS: Exhibit of Moccasin Tops; a commemorative art installation for the missing and murdered Indigenous women of Canada and the United States • Until Oct 14; 9am-9pm (MonFri); 9am-5pm (Sat-Sun)

TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE • 11211-142 St • BODY WORLDS AND THE CYCLE OF LIFE: Revealing the Symphony Within; until Oct 14; $26.50 (adult)/$16.50 (child (3-12)/$23.50 (senior/youth/student) at door; prices incl general admission and admission for exhibit

U OF A MUSEUMS • Human Ecology Gallery: Main Fl, 116 St, 89 Ave: THE RE-BIRTH OF VENUS: Fashion & The Venus Kallipygos: Explores the influence of art on fashion through the

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT • Citadel's Shoctor Theatre, 9828-101A Ave, 780.425.1820 • Eugene O’Neill’s play, directed by Bob Baker, starring Brenda Bazinet, John Ullyatt, and Tom Wood • Until Oct 13 MARY’S WEDDING • Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton, 780.496.7381 • • A story of first love during the Great War by Stephen Massicotte; starring Mari Chartier, and Evan Hall; directed by Amanda Bergen • Oct 3-13, 8pm; no show Oct 7/8

HOTBED HOTEL • Kinsmen Korra Dinner Theatre, 47 Riel Dr, St Albert • St Albert Theatre • By Michael Parker, directed by Mark McGarrigle • Oct 17-19; Oct 24-26, 31; Nov 1-2 • $47.50 at box office, 780.222.0102 THEATRESPORTS • Zeidler Hall, Citadel Theatre, 9828-101A Ave • Improv • Every Fri, 7:30pm and 10pm • Until June • $12/$10 (member) at TIX on the Square WHIPLASH WEEKEND! • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave • Teatro la Quindicina's season finale; a play whose characters include a champion swimmer, a race car driver, and serial divorcee, rife with romantic misunderstandings and and deliberate deceptions • Oct 10-26; No show Sun or Mon • Tickets at at TIX on the Square


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LOCAL DESIGNERS SHOWCASE NEW LOOKS FOR FALL We managed to hang on to summer weather through the majority of September, but as the leaves begin to fall, the temperature inevitably begins to as well and we find ourselves on the slippery slope into winter. Gone are the days when shorts and a T-shirt or a sundress and sandals would suffice, and now it’s time to think about bundling up. Stores are filling up with new colour palettes, cozy fabrics and new styles, but if you’re on the hunt for something a little more unique, Edmonton’s local designers might have just what you’re searching for.


Joanna Wala

I have to admit, I’m not a big trend chaser and that cycle of disposable fashion. I believe in investment dressing and purchasing quality over quantity. That would be my advice to Edmontonians; purchase pieces that you love, pieces that work for your body type and invest in great quality.

Pussy-bow silk blouse ($358), cropped jacket ($588) and flared skirt ($288)

Silk and lace dress ($558) Who doesn’t love a shirt dress? They are so effortless and easy to wear. This one is super luxe in a washed silk and trimmed with lace. All fabrics are imported.

The suiting fabric is virgin wool with a touch of Lurex for shine. The skirt suit is huge for fall and I always try to design pieces that can seamlessly incorporate into a busy woman’s lifestyle. Worn together you have yourself a feminine “power suit.” Separately, the jacket will dress up any pair of jeans. The pussy-bow blouse underneath is washed silk in a hot colour for fall: jewel-tone purple, which is flattering on any skin tone. Photos: Meaghan Baxter // Model: Robyn, from Mode Models // Hair: Cassandra Walters of Mousy Browns CONTINUES ON NEXT SPREAD





Page And United Way Celebrate 21 Years Of Coats For Kids Annual Coats For Kids & Families Campaign Expected To Deliver 15000 Coats. With fall in full swing and the temperatures dropping, what to wear when the snow flies is the question on many minds. Page the Cleaner, in business since 1935 with 22 locations in the Edmonton area, is here to help! Page has teamed up with the United Way for the 21st year of Coats for Kids & Families to collect and clean donated winterwear to be provided to the less fortunate in our city. New and gently used garments for the whole family, especially coats for men & women, infant winter wear and toques and mitts can be dropped off at any Page the Cleaner location between October 6th and December 6th, 2013. Page can also help get your winter wardrobe looking its best with fine drycleaning, leather and fur cleaning. Many people under estimate the importance of properly cleaning items prior to putting them away for the season. Even if something looks clean, that’s not always the case! Oils from your skin and other substances that settle on fabrics

can discolour the item as they sit in storage or tucked away in the back of a closet. It’s a good idea to tell your drycleaner about pre-existing stains or areas on your garment where food or drink may have been spilled, even if the spot is invisible or you were able to clean most of it out yourself. This will ensure that they are able to fully treat any residue that remains and stop it from reappearing later. Page the Cleaner is a locally owned franchise network that spans the city. In addition to executive shirt service with no charge extras like free button replacement and shirts folded or hung, Page offers high quality drycleaning, and household laundry for items such as bedding, sleeping bags and drapes. Page is experienced in cleaning high-end clothing including wedding dresses, and many locations offer onsite tailors for repairs and alterations, most recently added at the location at 11415 – 104 Ave across from Oliver Square.

Same great service! This undated archive photo shows customers at an original Page the Cleaner location in Edmonton.






Todoruk Designs

Kathleen Todoruk •

Don’t forget the smaller details. The wide variety of stunning tights (with texture, pattern and colour) should be shown off with those great boots you’ve hunted so long for. Remember that dresses are still available in cozy knits and wools, so don’t just enslave yourselves in pants once the thermometer drops. Grab that bright scarf and bag and enjoy the next lengthy eight months ahead!

Italian doubleknit wool dress ($480) Red is big for fall, along with the ‘80s influence. My interest in fashion began in the ‘80s and I love the “powerful” sensuality of the geometric. This Italian wool double knit enables me to sculpt and fabricate the contrasted insertions well. I was after a powerful look this fall that incorporates the elements we need most in the winter: comfort and warmth.

Red cocoon jacket ($450), Italian wool trousers ($350) and silk blouse ($185) My inspiration was a luxe and vibrant look for fall. I don’t look forward to the heavy coats of winter and find a transition jacket that is warmer is an easier way to prep for winter. I love the strong statement of the striped Italian wool trousers paired with the vivid red French wool twill jacket. I enjoy mixing patterns, so the printed silk blouse pulls together the colours of the coordinate pieces with an unusual pattern. Photos: Meaghan Baxter // Hair: Mikaela Bowes from Headlines Salon & Spa // Makeup: James Kershaw // Model: Kendall S, Mode Models


LUXX Ready to Wear Derek Jagodzinsky •

As for trends, I feel more timeless pieces are always a good buy and getting quality garments that are more seasonless and you can wear for a long time. My motto for LUXX Ready to Wear is modern shapes with a classic edge.

Grey LUXX frontDRAPEdress ($225) and grey LUXX DRAPEvest ($125)

Orange LUXX bodyCON dress ($125) and Grey LUXX frontDRAPE longcoat ($275)

Photos: Meaghan Baxter // Model: Charli E, Mode Models

I do a lot of draping. I really feel I make wearable sculpture in a sense and love to make a woman feel confident and beautiful.





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Stanley Carroll

The inspiration for this season started with Canada in the ‘70s. Now I never take my inspiration too literally, but wanted to create a feel of an era where it seemed times were simpler and just easier in which to live, and I also wanted to create a real genuine Canadian flavour to the clothes. I call it trying to create the comfort food of clothing, easy, desirable, yet somehow interesting (I must note that I actually was not in Canada in ‘70s so this is just my imagination at work.)

Plaid wool coat with fake fur trim ($380) printed corduroy shirt ($180) and tapered leg denims ($160)

As far as fall trends go, I try to not pay too much attention to whatever the dictators tell us should be worn, but I am into the mix of textures and prints and looks that feel genuine as created by the wearer not a designer.

This look is called “lumberjack glam.”

Pullover with circle inlay ($180) plaid full pleated pant ($180) This look is called “cowpunk boy.”

Photos: Meaghan Baxter // Model: Blouty El Bey


Malorie Urbanovitch

Knit sweater ($295) and knit skirt ($275) The first knit look is a super soft alpaca wool-acrylic blend that is perfect for cozy winter days. Bring it with you to throw on après ski and keep it on for the after party! You’ll never want to take it off.


Grey pleat dress ($275) The second look was inspired by sportswear of the ‘20s. This dress is 100-percent tencel which is the most eco-friendly fabric out there. It has a beautiful drape and soft feel and is super comfortable. This dress can be worn in the fall right through to summer.

Photos: Meaghan Baxter // Model: Ava L, Mode Models

For fall, I’m excited by anything soft and comfy in a natural fibre. We all love to wear something that feels wonderful on the body.





think I have a habit of writing songs that are just all about swooping vocal melodies, or these big dramatic climaxes," Katie Stelmanis says. To be fair, Stelmanis's big vocal swoops have been one of the compelling things about her band Austra: the frontwoman spent her youth immersed in classical operatic training before a house show—by Calgary's Red Hot Lovers, if you want to get specific—turned her onto punk music and a whole other side of performance. But the powerful voice her early training gave her guided Austra's debut, the icy electro Feel It Break, like a divining rod. It's obviously served her well, but over the phone from a tour stop in Venice Beach Stelmanis notes she wanted that album's follow-up to focus on a different aspect of her craft.


"I wanted to write the songs before The album was also made with more the voice came into play," she con- collaboration than Feel It Break, with tinues. "So it was more of a focus Stelmanis inviting the band to help on songwriting, rather than creating steer its songs. these particular vocal landscapes. "Previously I had done almost every"It's just about a change," she adds. "I thing by myself," she says. "And when guess it's become relatively easy for you hit a wall creatively, that's it: me to write songs you've hit a wall. that were based Tue, Oct 8 (8 pm) Whereas when on the strength Austra you're working of the voice, and With Moon King with other people, I wanted to write Avenue Theatre, $18 – $22 if you don't really strong songs that know where to go were based on the next with a song, strength of songwriting." there's all these other brains to come up with ideas." The resulting album, Olympia, carries Lyrically, Olympia's a more peritself in different rhythms than Feel It sonal album, consciously written to Break: the warmer, less vocal-led dy- be less abstract and more tangible, namics lend themselves to different based on lived-through situations and grooves, maybe less extreme in their thoughts, a part of the writing proscope but no less dancefloor ready. cess Stelmanis found a little tricky

to make more collaborative than the music. "That part was a little bit weird," she admits. "Because I'd have to go deep with her [Sari Lightman, back-up vocalist who contributed lyrically] about what I'd want to convey in a song. And it's a little out of my comfort zone to do that." It's also, for what's ostensibly an electronica album, a far less computer-powered affair than the rest of the genre: another of Stelmanis's core ideas for the record was to ensure as much as possible was played live, both in the studio and on the road. "We're in a time right now when everybody has access to a computer, and everybody has access to a midicontroller, and basically anybody can make an electronic album right now," she says. "And I feel like, in some ways, the music scene is almost over-

saturated in that way. So we wanted to set ourselves apart; we wanted to move backwards instead of forwards, and we wanted to perform everything, and not just utilize the midi that we have accessible with our finger tips." In that, Olympia shares a kindred spirit with Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, also out this year, also looking at crafting electronic music from a more organic, live standpoint; both seem to stand in reaction to the sample-and-computer scene that, in DP's case, they helped popularize in the first place. "Basically," Stelmanis says, agreeing with a somewhat rueful chuckle, "we had the same idea, and then they eclipsed ours." PAUL BLINOV


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e pretty much play anywhere never really picked up on that." and everywhere you could have The "Sabbath journey," as Cormier a show at this point, eight years down calls it, has exposed Cancer Bats to new the line," laughs Cancer Bats singer Liam musical structures not often found in Cormier as the band heads to Rapid City, the band's own material. As much as the South Dakota for a gig at a pizza shop. band members are all fans of Sabbath, Cormier lists off other places the the rhythms were a contrast to those band has played shows, and it really that make up Cancer Bats songs. A little doesn't seem to Black Sabbath inmatter where it is, Fri, Oct 4 (8 pm) fluence crept into as long as there's With Bat Sabbath, Dusty Tucker its last album Dead a crowd—aban- Pawn Shop, $20 Set on Living and doned houses, gaCormier wonders if rages, basements, coffee shops, bars, that influence will be more even more patios, you name it. prevalent as that band gets back to "These sorts of shows are always writing once the tour wraps up. great because it creates this wild atmo"Now that we kind of understand sphere because everyone's so packed in where we come from metal-wise, it will and everyone's sweating on each other be neat to look at those songs in a little and eliminates any polite personal bit of a different sense, I think, because space, so we usually end up taking all a lot of the time we were too worried our shirts off," he chuckles. "It makes about having punk-rock songs that more of a sweaty beach party. Under- couldn't carry themselves past three wear is just like a bathing suit, so we minutes and it's like here we've spent can all just hang out. None of us are the last three years playing six and sevin good shape so I feel like we set the en-minute songs that seamlessly flow standard for humility." by, so it's kind of learning that idea of The band's physical shape may be a bit more confidence in terms of song drastically improved over the course of structure," he adds. "I feel like we're takits current Bat Madness tour, though— ing some lessons from the masters." Cancer Bats are doing double duty as MEAGHAN BAXTER headliner and opening act in the form of MEAGHAN@VUEWEEKLY.COM its cover outfit, Bat Sabbath, which, you guessed it, plays Black Sabbath tunes.

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Cormier, now 33, has been listening to Black Sabbath since he was eight-yearsold, and learning Sabbath's staggering song catalogue has been a technical challenge, but the process has given him a new appreciation for the music he grew up with. "I never really would have thought that Black Sabbath was about peace and love as much as they were. Now having learned 15 Black Sabbath songs, Geezer [Butler] definitely talks more about peace and love than he does about evil, and he always kind of talks about evil in a very objective way," Cormier explains, pointing out tracks like "N.I.B." and "Lord of this World" as examples of that objectivity. "Instead of being like, 'Oh, we're satanists and we're super into doing all these things' he's like, 'No, this is this thing that exists and this is my song about it.' And then he writes half a dozen songs about how he wants to find a world where peace and love can exist and how kids should be more political and fight against nuclear war. As a kid I




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ndustry awards may not be every- FACTOR (Foundation to Assist Canaone's cup of tea, but for Jenn Grant dian Talent on Records) promo video. Ledwell has been part of Grant's they serve a very specific function. Grant has picked up an impres- touring band, but now he's heading sive seven nominations for the 2013 home early to do pre-production at Music Nova Scotia Awards, includ- their new house and studio in Echo ing Entertainer of the Year, Female Lake, just outside Halifax. Grant is a fast writer; she's already Artist Recording of the Year and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year. Her got over twenty songs ready to go 2012 album, The Beautiful Wild, for the new recording, most written has already been singled out for in the trailer next to her new home. praise, winning They've tabbed November for the Pop Recording of Fri, Oct 4 (8 pm) the Year at the St Basil's Cultural Centre actual tracking, East Coast Music and Grant figures the new record Awards, but Grant needs as much approbation as pos- will likely be out somewhere around sible to keep the album highlighted April of next year. "I actually wanted to push it to in the public eye. "Oh boy is this ever helpful to me," 2015, but the thing is, I made some the Nova Scotia based singer-song- changes in my career in the last little writer admits from Victoria, where while," she says. "I started working inshe and her band are relaxing before dependently after the spring, bookstarting the next leg of their tour. ing my own tour for the first time "They came at just the right time, be- in a long time. I mean, I've worked cause I really want to create more of with some amazing people over the a life for the record. It seems like you last seven years, and they've been just get one out and you're working really good, but I needed to make the change." on another one." Lately she's been talking to people In truth Grant is doing exactly that. She's been out on the road with hus- over in Europe, and that's where band and producer Daniel Ledwell, the recent nominations are coming who also helmed her last few releas- in handy. "They have no idea who I am, of es and recently remixed The Beautiful Wild's "Gone Baby Gone" for a course," she laughs, "so it's good to

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have those. I think we might be able to take The Beautiful Wild out for a spin in Europe."

At some point they'll need to relax in the new house, which is 25 minutes away from Halifax and a very different vibe then from when they lived right in the heart of their extended musical community. The studio does bring other people in, but there's been less of the steady flow that has characterized the past six years of Grant and Ledwell's lives, and more time to relish the silence, and work on new material. Grant says that songs on the upcoming record have been inspired by obsessive listening to both Father John Misty's Fear Fun and Rodriguez. The new digs out in the country also had an impact, as well as the passing of her mother, who died just after The Beautiful Wild came out. "It was a rough year," she admits. "She had only been sick for a few months while we were recording, and I really didn't write anything for a while after that. This summer little things began to turn up in the new songs, but not in a grieving way, more of a powerful, personal way." TOM MURRAY



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ew material can be meticu- though we play a lot of stuff from lously hashed out in the studio our new record [Long Time Ago] we and reach a point where the band is still reach back into the bag of older satisfied with its ideas and the final upbeat songs, so we were like, 'You product, but it's impossible to be know what? Let's make a record we certain what audiences will think. In really want to be playing live a lot,'" the midst of working on its new al- he adds. bum, due out in spring 2014, Victoriabased folk-rock group Current Swell Stanton and fellow vocalist David took a break from the studio for a Lang have been crafting the majorquick spin around ity of the lyrics, Western Canada Fri, Oct 4 (7:30 pm) drawing on influto road test some With Jon and Roy ences like family new music. and conjuring up Arden Theatre, $28 "We spent so "random stories" much time playing the songs from as Stanton puts it, our previous albums on the last cycle such as one about a man who can't that we didn't really get a chance to seem to avoid making bad decisions play new music," explains vocalist and and finds himself too far down the lead guitar player Scott Stanton en wrong path. Once the lyrics are in route to Kelowna for the second stop place, the rest of the band gets in on on the band's week-long jaunt, add- the action. ing that the band is trying out two "When you get with the whole band or three new tunes each nightâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and and the magic really starts to hapso far, so good. "We're taking a break pen and the songs really start to take from new material, but also working shape is when it's really exciting beon new material." cause sometimes you can tell within The new album is still in its early an hour of playing the song like, 'Oh stages (Current Swell will head into this is going to be way better than I the studio following the tour), but thought,' so it can be fun to see that collectively, the band has written happen," Stanton says, noting nothing about 40 songs, which it will no is set in stone for the new album, but doubt have to pare down come re- the initial work and experimentation cording. Current Swell has become is on its way. "It's too early to tell but known for its mellow, rootsy melo- we're just excited to be home. We dies since the release of Long Time spent the last two years kind of on Ago in 2011, but Stanton says it's the road and you know, performing leaning towards a more upbeat ap- music is what we love to do but it's really good to be home creating muproach this time. "We've had some more upbeat al- sic for once." bums in the past and when we play MEAGHAN BAXTER a festival or something like that, even MEAGHAN@VUEWEEKLY.COM

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Carlos Pérez Fri, Oct 4 (8 pm) Muttart Hall, Alberta College, $25, $20 (students, seniors and ECGS members) Hometown: Santiago, Chile Genre: Classical Lastest album: Dos Conciertos Latinoamericanos (2012) Fun fact: Pérez has performed in more than 30 countries throughout Europe and North, Central and South America.


First album I was a child. I bought an LP with the music of Eduardo Falú, an Argentinian singer and guitarist who was one of my guitar heroes at that time. Very recently, he passed the way. First concert A concert of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile in Santiago when I was in elementary school. It was a very exciting experience for me. I also remember one of the first classical guitar concerts I attended. It was by the Venezuelan guitarist Alirio Díaz. I saw him playing Spanish and Venezuelan music, and I remember it as it were yesterday.


Last album The Australian Chamber Orchestra playing music by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi Last concert A concert by a Chilean colleague playing music by Silvius Leopold Weiss on the Baroque lute. Favourite album I have several. There are favourites for every mood or spiritual moment. I am currently playing Spanish guitar music from the Romantic period, and the piano recordings of Rosa Sabater (Spain) have been very inspiring. Favourite musical guilty pleasure The arts are great, because the point of art is to have pleasure and we don’t need to feel guilty about it. V


Turning nonsense into song A look inside the making of Woodpigeon's Thumbtacks + Glue






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Woodpigeon's most recent album Thumbtacks + Glue has technically been out since the beginning of 2013, but Mark Andrew Hamilton—the lead behind the collective folk ensemble—was living in Vienna at the time. He's currently in the midst of touring to promote it, but took some time to tell Vue about the writing process.

How long did it take to make Thumbtacks + Glue from the initial songwriting through to the end of the recording? MARK HAMILTON: All in all probably close to three years. There was a lot of writing done in Regina over the course of a week where I forced myself to sit down in a sweet old house and just write, but there's also some other strange places where the songs kind of came together. "The Saddest Music in the World" was written while waiting for a ferry boat to Dublin. I was excited to learn I'd used my first 13th chord in it. VUE WEEKLY:

VW: When

you were writing the songs, did you come at them in a particular way? Lyrics first? Music first? MH: They usually always come together hand-in-hand. The notes kind of find themselves at the same time as the lyrics change from nonsense sounds into actual words. Usually when I'm writing I'll sing nonsense things. The French Foreign Legion seems to be a pretty typical placeholder. I should probably just write a song about them on purpose and

get it out of the way. VW: Where did the lyrics begin for you and what did you want to express with this album? MH: I was thinking a lot about the idea of how it's not always big things that hold us back or distract us from the lives we dream of, but, rather, the adding up of a million little things. I was thinking of Gulliver's Travels and a thousand little strings held by tacks. What were the recording sessions like for this album? Is this the kind of thing you recorded live or did you piece it together one track at a time? Why? MH: Things were pieced together note by note because that's how I typically work happiest. There was also a focus on removing the main instrument and just keeping behind the resonance or reverb or echo of it instead. VW:

VW: Were there any other songs written that were left off the album? MH: The two additional songs "Emotorik" and "Yakub" were released as bonus tracks with the vinyl and on iTunes. All that was done is out there!

How did you decide which songs to include on the album? Did you have an idea of what you wanted Thumbtacks + Glue to be when you started, or did the finished shape emerge as the writing and recording went along? MH: I wrote down a list of titles VW:

I'd been thinking of sticking together in an extremely loose narrative. The only change made was that "Emotorik" was track five and "Yakub" was meant to be at the very end. The record worked better without them, although sometimes I wonder if I shouldn't have kept "Emotorik" on there and pushed something else off ... I usually have a pretty clear idea of what I want to achieve album-wise, though, so it typically starts with a song list already formed, even if the "songs" at that point are just a few notes or a super spare melody idea.



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er to produce the album. What drew you to him and what did he bring to the process? MH: Arran Fisher has produced all of the Woodpigeon albums (except for Balladeer which was done with a few different producers, including Arran). I met Arran in a coffee shop in Calgary when I first had the idea to make a record. I love working with him. He's one of the most patient and thorough people I've ever met—basically another member of the project. VW: If you were to trace the musical map that led you to Thumbtacks + Glue what would it look like? MH: A total accident. A messy bunch of lines in crayon on the back of an old envelope. Nothing ever ends up where you expect it to, but you get somewhere else somehow. V






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It would be really easy to slather this record with genre buzzwords like indie or synthrock, but the 12 songs carry themselves with so much mystery and darkness that branding Kissaway Trail in that way would merely be a lame attempt to illustrate the indescribable. "Telly the Truth" is full of swooning guitar changes that sort of remind you of the Cure—or at least that sort of pop-forthe-goth-soul—but Breach as a whole evokes emotions that reverberate far beyond pale skin and black tears. The songs themselves offer interesting individuality in their overall structure, but the overriding presence of moody, synth soundscapes and electronic drums thumping in quick succession leave the whole thing awash with dreariness. While that can be cool, as the album plays on the omnipresent tones become too much and slowly envelope everything that one would expect them to enhance. As bold a choice as this is, it makes it difficult to really enjoy the album and, in fact, you might find yourself rather leary of it. The experiment in textures really works on songs like "Sarah Jevo," while "The Springsteen Implosion" jumps back and forth from sweeping rock hook to claustrophobic collapse. All told, Breach walks a fine line between innovation and error, never stepping too far in one direction, but teetering back and forth enough to cause both confusion and interest. So on "The Sinking" when they tell you to "Stay away from this consciousness," consider yourself warned. LEE BOYES LEE@VUEWEEKLY.COM

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UNION HALL Ladies Night every Fri

O’BYRNE’S Live band every Sat, 3-7pm; DJ every Sat, 9:30pm


QUEEN ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY HALL Northern Lights Folk Club: Valdy, Graham Wardrop; 7pm (door), 8pm (music); $20 (adv at TIX on the Square, Acoustic Music, Myhre's Music)/$25 (door) RED PIANO BAR Hottest dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Sat; 9pm-2am

BOHEMIA Dead Oaks, Silhouettes and Accolades, Push and Pull



CROWN PUB Acoustic blues open stage with Marshall Lawrence, 2-6pm; Evening: Down to the Crown: Marshall Lawrence presents great blues with Trevor Duplessis, Mad Dog Blues Band, every Sat 10pm2am, $5 (door)

TREASURY In Style Fri: DJ Tyco and Ernest Ledi; no line no cover for ladies all night long





OVERTIME–Sherwood Park Dueling Piano's, all request live; 9pm-2am every Fri and Sat; no cover PAWN SHOP King of the Dot, Ground Zero: Northern Strike 2 Sketch Menace; Transmission: featuring Blue Jay with Eddie

RENDEZVOUS PUB Himiko DethNoizzz Borys N E A; 8pm (door), 10pm (show)

STARLITE ROOM Fair Blue (last show), Heaiside, Bootleg Saint) STUDIO MUSIC FOUNDATION Guardians of Power, Bogue Brigade, Meridian, And Cult of Self; 7pm WUNDERBAR Nervous Wreck (final show), the Rhubarbs, Fever Island YARDBIRD SUITE From New York: Dayna Stephens Trio; 8pm (door), 9pm (show); $20 (member)/$24 (guest) at

Classical CONVOCATION HALL U of A Department of Music: Kilburn Memorial Concert: Tracy Dahl, Shannon Hiebert; 8pm; no cover

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: The Menace Sessions: Alt Rock/Electro/Trash with Miss Mannered; Wooftop: Sound It Up!: classic hiphop and reggae with DJ Sonny Grimezz; Underdog: Dr Erick THE BOWER For Those Who Know...: House and disco with Junior Brown, David Stone, Austin, and guests THE COMMON Get Down It's Saturday Night:

FANDANGO'S DJs night every Fri and Sat with DJ Stouffer FLUID LOUNGE R&B, hip hop and dancehall with DJ Aiden Jamali; every Sat

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); 1st Sat each month 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 Mkhai SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE Your Famous Saturday with Crewshtopher, Tyler M SUGAR FOOT BALLROOM Swing Dance Party: Sugar Swing Dance Club every Sat, 8-12; no experience or partner needed, beginner lesson followed by social dance; SUITE 69 Stella Saturday: retro, old school, top 40 beats with DJ Lazy, guests TEMPLE Step'd Up Saturdays with Lolcatz, Yaznil, Badman Crooks, Ootz UNION HALL Celebrity Saturdays: every Sat hosted by DJ Johnny Infamous

BLACKJACK'S ROADHOUSE–Nisku Open mic every Sun hosted by Tim Lovett BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ Sunday Brunch: PM Bossa; 9am-3pm; donations BLUES ON WHYTE Edmonton Blues Society present: Band Quarter Finals: M64, Boogie Patrol, Downbeat Daddy, Ocean Blue Trio, the Overdue Blues Band, Graham Guest, the Executives, Banging Out Blue, Barren Blues Trio; noon (door), 1pm (competition); $10 CASINO EDMONTON Nick Gilder and Sweeney Todd (classic rock); 9pm CHA ISLAND TEA CO Live on the Island: Rhea March hosts open mic and Songwriter's stage; starts with a jam session; every Sun, 7pm DUGGAN'S IRISH PUB Celtic Music with Duggan's House Band 5-8pm FANDANGO'S Sun Industry Night: House mix with DJ JEZ LF; Show and Shine/open stage every Sun: hosted by Marshal Lawrence; 6-11pm HOG'S DEN PUB Rockin' the Hog Jam: Hosted by Tony Ruffo; every Sun, 3:30-7pm NEWCASTLE PUB Sun Soul Service (acoustic jam): Willy James and Crawdad Cantera; 3-6:30pm O’BYRNE’S Open mic every Sun; 9:30pm-1am RICHARD'S PUB Sun Jam hosted by Andrew White and the Joint Chiefs; 4-8pm THE RIG Every Sun Jam hosted by Better Us than Strangers; 5-9pm RITCHIE UNITED CHURCH Jazz and Reflections: The Kent Sangster Trio; 3:30-5pm; donations (door) SMOKEHOUSE BBQ Hair of the Dog acoustic

VENUEGUIDE 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 "B" STREET BAR 11818111 St BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE 10425-82 Ave, 780.439.1082 BLACKJACK'S ROADHOUSE– Nisku 2110 Sparrow Dr, Nisku, 780.986.8522 BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ 9624-76 Ave, 780.989.2861 BLUES ON WHYTE 10329-82 Ave, 780.439.3981 BOHEMIA 10217-97 St BOURBON ROOM 205 Carnegie St, St Albert, 780.289.0992 THE BOWER 10538 Jasper Ave, 780.423.425; info@ BRITTANY'S LOUNGE 1022597 St, 780.497.0011 BRIXX BAR 10030-102 St (downstairs), 780.428.1099 BUDDY’S 11725B Jasper Ave, 780.488.6636 CAFÉ HAVEN 9 Sioux Rd, Sherwood Park, 780.417.5523, CAFÉ TIRAMISU 10750124 St CARROT COFFEEHOUSE 9351-118 Ave, 780.471.1580 CASINO EDMONTON 7055 Argylll Rd, 780.463.9467 CASINO YELLOWHEAD

12464-153 St, 780.424 9467 CENTRAL SENIOR LIONS CENTRE 11113-113 St CENTURY CASINO 13103 Fort Rd, 780.643.4000 CHA ISLAND TEA CO 1033281 Ave, 780.757.2482 COMMON 9910-109 St CROWN PUB 10709-109 St, 780.428.5618 DOW–SHELL THEATRE–Fort Saskatchewan 8700-84 St, Fort Saskatchewan DUGGAN'S IRISH PUB 901388 Ave, 780.465.4834 DRUID 11606 Jasper Ave, 780.454.9928 DUSTER’S PUB 6402-118 Ave, 780.474.5554 DV8 8130 Gateway Blvd EARLY STAGE SALOON– Stony Plain 4911-52 Ave, Stony Plain ELECTRIC RODEO–Spruce Grove 121-1 Ave, Spruce Grove, 780.962.1411 ELEPHANT AND CASTLE– Whyte Ave 10314 Whyte Ave EMPRESS ALE HOUSE 9912 Whyte Ave ENCORE–WEM 2687, 8882170 St EXPRESSIONZ CAFÉ 993870 Ave FANDANGO'S 12912-50 St, FESTIVAL PLACE 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780.449.3378 FILTHY MCNASTY’S 10511-

82 Ave, 780.916.1557 FLUID LOUNGE 10888 Jasper Ave, 780.429.0700 HILLTOP PUB 8220-106 Ave HOGS DEN PUB Yellow Head Tr, 142 St HOOLIGANZ 10704-124 St, 780.995.7110, 780.452.1168 J+H PUB 1919-105 St J AND R 4003-106 St, 780.436.4403 JAVA XPRESS 110, 4300 South Park Dr, Stony Plain, 780.968.1860 JEFFREY’S CAFÉ 9640 142 St, 780.451.8890 L.B.’S PUB 23 Akins Dr, St Albert, 780.460.9100 LEAF BAR AND GRILL 9016132 Ave, 780.757.2121 LEGENDS SPORTS BAR AND TAP HOUSE 9221-34 Ave, 780.988.2599 LEVEL 2 LOUNGE 11607 Jasper Ave, 2nd Fl, 780.447.4495 LIT ITALIAN WINE BAR 10132-104 St LIZARD LOUNGE 13160-118 Ave MERCURY ROOM 10575114 St MUTTART HALL–Alberta College 10050 Macdonald Dr NAKED CYBERCAFÉ 10303108 St, 780.425.9730 NEWCASTLE PUB 6108-90 Ave, 780.490.1999 NEW CITY 8130 Gateway Blvd NOORISH CAFÉ 8440-109 St


NORTH GLENORA HALL 13535-109A Ave O’BYRNE’S 10616-82 Ave, 780.414.6766 ON THE ROCKS 11730 Jasper Ave, 780.482.4767 O2'S–West 11066-156 St, 780.448.2255 OVERTIME–Sherwood Park 100 Granada Blvd, Sherwood Park, 790.570.5588 PAWN SHOP 10551-82 Ave, Upstairs, 780.432.0814 PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL 10860-57 Ave POURHOUSE 10354 Whyte Ave QUEEN ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY HALL 10425 University Ave RED PIANO BAR 1638 Bourbon St, WEM, 8882-170 St, 780.486.7722 RED STAR 10538 Jasper Ave, 780.428.0825 RENDEZVOUS 10108-149 St RICHARD'S PUB 12150-161 Ave, 780.457.3118 RIC’S GRILL 24 Perron St, St Albert, 780.460.6602 THE RIG 15203 Stony Plain Rd, 780.756.0869 RITCHIE UNITED CHURCH 9624-74 Ave ROBERTSON-WESLEY UNITED CHURCH 10209-123 St ROSEBOWL/ROUGE LOUNGE 10111-117 St, 780.482.5253 ROSE AND CROWN 10235101 St ROYAL GLENORA CLUB–

Braemar Ballroom ST BASIL’S CULTURAL CENTRE 10819-71 Ave SET NIGHTCLUB Next to Bourban St, 8882-170 St, WEM, Ph III, SMOKEHOUSE BBQ 10810124 St, 587.521.6328 SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE 12923-97 St, 780.758.5924 SPORTSMAN'S LOUNGE 8170-50 St STARLITE ROOM 10030-102 St, 780.428.1099 SUGAR FOOT BALLROOM 10545-81 Ave SUITE 69 2 Fl, 8232 Gateway Blvd, 780.439.6969 TREASURY 10004 Jasper Ave, 7870.990.1255, thetreasurey. ca VEE LOUNGE, APEX CASINO– St Albert 24 Boudreau Rd, St Albert, 780.460.8092, 780.590.1128 WINSPEAR 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 780.28.1414 WUNDERBAR 8120-101 St, 780.436.2286 Y AFTERHOURS 10028102 St, 780.994.3256, YARDBIRD SUITE 11 Tommy Banks Way, 780.432.0428 YELLOWHEAD BREWERY 10229-105 St YESTERDAYS PUB 112, 205 Carnegie Dr, St Albert, 780.459.0295 ZEN LOUNGE 12923-97 St

Sun Jam with Bonedog and Bearcat; every Sun; 2-6pm

by Rob Taylor and Bill Bourne; Mon-Fri; 4:308pm; no cover

WUNDERBAR Daniel Moir (album release), Doug Hoyer


Classical CONVOCATION HALL U of A Department of Music: Music of the 21st century for saxophone, electronics and piano: William H. Street (saxophone), Roger Admiral (piano), Charles Stolte (saxophone); 2:30pm; $20 (adult, adv)/$15 (senior)/$10 (student)

DOW–SHELL THEATRE Elvis, Elvis, Elvis: Tribute concert with: Donny Edwards, Cody Ray Slaughter and Ted Torres; 7:30pm; $42.75 DUGGAN'S IRISH PUB Singer/songwriter open stage every Mon; 8pm; host changes weekly DV8 T.F.W.O. Mondays: Roots industrial,Classic Punk,Rock, Electronic with Hair Of The Dave

MUTTART HALL– Alberta College Fluctuations: Recital by Virya Duo; 3-5pm; $20 (adult)/$10 (student/ senior)

DV8 Child's Play, Any Last Regrets, W.M.D.


OVERTIME–Sherwood Park Monday Open Stage

Alberta Barogue Ensemble: Brandenburg Concerto No.4: Elizabeth Koch and Peter Dundjerski (flutes), Eric Buchmann (violin); 3pm

WINSPEAR Organic: Rachel Laurin; presented by the Royal Canadian College of Organists; 3pm; $25 (adult)/$22 (senior)/$15 (student)

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: Soul Sundays: A fantastic voyage through '60s and '70s funk, soul and R&B with DJ Zyppy LEVEL 2 LOUNGE Stylus Industry Sundays: Invinceable, Tnt, Rocky, Rocko, Akademic, weekly guest DJs; 9pm-3am

MON OCT 7 ARTERY James of Dark Wood, Big Ben, the Archers; 7:30pm AVENUE THEATRE Woodpigeon (pop), Diamond Mind, Jake Ian and the Haymakers, Passberg; 8pm; $10 (adv)/$12 (day of) BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Sleeman live music monthly; no cover BLUES ON WHYTE JW Jones BRITTANY'S LOUNGE Velvet Hour: Live music in the afternoons hosted

FESTIVAL PLACE Hanson (pop/rock); 7:30pm; sold out

PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL Acoustic instrumental old time fiddle jam every Mon; hosted by the Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Society; 7pm; contact Vi Kallio 780.456.8510 ROUGE RESTOLOUNGE Open Mic Night with Darrek Anderson from the Guaranteed; every Mon; 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 A Sexy Night with DJ Phoenix and MJ with Sleepless DJ, DJ Breeze and more every Mon; 9pm-2am

TUE OCT 8 ARTERY Leif Vollebekk (folk), guests; 7:30pm; $10 (adv) AVENUE THEATRE Austra (electronic), Moon King; 8pm (door); no minors; $19 (adv)/$22 (day of) at Blackbyrd, BLUES ON WHYTE JW Jones BRITTANY'S LOUNGE Velvet Hour: Live music in the afternoons hosted by Rob Taylor and Bill Bourne; Mon-Fri; 4:30-

8pm; no cover BRIXX BAR Ruby Tuesdays with host Mark Feduk; $5 after 8pm; this week guests: DRUID IRISH PUB Jamhouse Tues hosted by Chris Wynters, guest J+H PUB Acoustic open mic night every Tue hosted by Lorin Lynne; Everyone will have 10-15 minutes to play L.B.'S PUB Tue Blues Jam with Darrell Barr; 7:30-11:30pm LEAF BAR AND GRILL Tuesday Moosehead/ Barsnbands open stage hosted by Mark Ammar; every Tue; 7:30-11:30pm

residents Jae Maze, Xaolin, Frank Brown; monthly appearances by guests Shawn Langley, Locution Revolution, and Northside Clan


DV8 Creepy Tombsday: Psychobilly, Hallowe'en horrorpunk, deathrock with Abigail Asphixia and Mr Cadaver; every Tue

MERCURY ROOM Little Flower Open Stage every Wed with Brian Gregg; 8pm-12

LEAF BAR AND GRILL Wed variety night: with guitarist, Gord Matthews; every Wed, 8pm

NEW WEST HOTEL Free classic country dance lessons every Wed, 7-9pm

RED STAR Experimental Indie rock, hip hop, electro with DJ Hot Philly; every Tue

OVERTIME–Sherwood Park Jason Greeley (acoustic rock, country, Top 40); 9pm-2am every Wed; no cover

SUITE 69 Rockstar Tuesdays: Mash up and Electro with DJ Tyco, DJ Omes with weekly guest DJs

PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL Acoustic Bluegrass jam presented by the Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society; every Wed, 6:3011pm; $2 (member)/$4 (non-member)


O’BYRNE’S Celtic jam every Tue; with Shannon Johnson and friends; 9:30pm

ALBERTA BEACH HOTEL Open stage Wed with Trace Jordan; 8pm-12

OVERTIME–Sherwood Park The Campfire Hero's (acoustic rock, country, top 40); 9pm-2am every Tue; no cover

BAILEY THEATRE– Camrose Prism (classic rock); 7pm (door), 8pm (show); $35 at Bailey box office, online

STARLITE ROOM Between the Buried and Me, the Faceless and the Contortionist; 8pm (door); $25 (adv) at Unionevents. com,, Blackbyrd

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: Glitter Gulch: live music once a month; On the Patio: Funk and Soul with Doktor Erick every Wed; 9pm

UNION HALL Papa Roach YARDBIRD SUITE Tuesday Night Sessions: Audrey Ochoa Quartet; 7:30pm (door), 8pm (show); $5 (door)

Classical MUTTART HALL Edmonton Recital Society– Main Series One: String Quartet, New Orford String Quartet; 7:30pm; $35 (adult)/$25 (senior)/$10 (student) at TIX on the Square

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: alternative retro and not-so-retro, electronic and Euro with Eddie Lunchpail; Wooftop: The Night with No Name featuring DJs Rootbeard, Raebot, Wijit and guests playing tasteful, eclectic selections CROWN PUB Underground at the Crown Tuesday: Trueskool and live hip-hop with

RED PIANO BAR Wed Night Live: hosted by dueling piano players; 8pm-1am; $5


UNION HALL GWAR, Whitechapel, Iron Reagan, A Band of Orcs; 7pm (door) WUNDERBAR Renny Wilson, Craig Martell, Jon Mick go to HPX; 9pm

BRITTANY'S LOUNGE Velvet Hour: Live music in the afternoons hosted by Rob Taylor and Bill Bourne; Mon-Fri; 4:308pm; no cover

ZEN LOUNGE Jazz Wednesdays: Kori Wray and Jeff Hendrick; every Wed; 7:30-10pm; no cover

CROWN PUB The Dan Jam: musical styles from around the globe with Miguel and friends; musicians are invited to bring their personal touch to the mix every Wed

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: RetroActive Radio: Alternative '80s and '90s, post punk, new wave, garage, Brit, mod, rock and roll with LL Cool Joe









BRIXX BAR Really Good... Eats and Beats: every Wed with DJ Degree and Friends

ELEPHANT AND CASTLE–Whyte Ave Open mic every Wed (unless there's an Oilers game); no cover

THE COMMON The Wed Experience: Classics on Vinyl with Dane

FANDANGO'S Wed open stage hosted by Michael Gress and Cody Noula; Original artist showcase at 9pm

NIKKI DIAMONDS Punk and ‘80s metal every Wed

HOOLIGANZ Open stage every Wed with host Michael Gress; 9pm

RED STAR Guest DJs every Wed TEMPLE Wild Style Wed: Hip hop open mic hosted by Kaz and Orv; $5


NERVOUS WRECK / SAT, OCT 5 (9 PM) That’s it, that’s all, folks. After three years Nervous Wreck is calling it quits and this is your last chance to see the band live. (Wunderbar, $10)



DUGGAN'S IRISH PUB Wed open mic with host Duff Robison

J+H PUB Acoustic open mic night hosted by Lorin

THE RIG Open jam every Wed hosted by Will Cole; 8pm -12am


GWAR / WED, OCT 9 (6 PM) Needless to say, be prepared to get splattered with all sorts of gruesome goo and witness another monstrous battle. If you’re a fan, you may also want to sign the petition to have the scumdogs play the 2015 Superbowl. (Union Hall, $33 and up)














BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME / TUE, OCT 8 (8 PM) The metal outfit decided to get ambitious and record a two-part concept series (The Parallex: Hypersleep Dialogues and The Parallex II: Future Sequence) that’s a little too complex to delve into here, but you’ll get to hear both albums in their entirety at the show. (Starlite Room, $25)






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




BRIXX Comedy and Music once a month as

Kingsway Ave • Pop culture, vintage clothing, advertising collectibles, shabby chic, antique furniture, militaria, jewellery, petroliana, art glass, vintage toys, china, lp records, sports memorabilia, coins, stamps, watches, comics, buttons and more • Nov 1-2, Fri 2-8pm; Sat 10-4pm • $5

CENTURY CASINO • 13103 Fort Rd •


ARDEN • St Albert • CBC’s The Irrelevant Show • Fri, Oct 11, 7:3pm • $28 a part of Ruby Tuesdays

780.481.9857 • Open Mic Night: Every Thu; 7:30-9pm

COMEDY FACTORY • Gateway Entertain-

ment Centre, 34 Ave, Calgary Tr • Thu: 8:30pm; Fri: 8:30pm; Sat: 8pm and 10:30pm • Tom Liske; Oct 3-5

COMIC STRIP • Bourbon St, WEM •

780.483.5999 • Wed-Fri, Sun 8pm; Fri-Sat 10:30pm • Hit or Miss Mondays: Amateurs and Professionals every Mon, 7:30pm • Battle to the Funny Bone; last Tue each month, 7:30pm • Cy Amundson; until Oct 6 • Jimmy Shubert; Oct 9-13

DRUID • 11606 Jasper Ave •

780.710.2119 • Comedy night open stage hosted by Lars Callieou • Every Sun, 9pm

FILTHY MCNASTY'S • 10511-82 Ave •

780.996.1778 • Stand Up Sundays: Standup comedy night every Sun with a different headliner every week; 9-11pm; no cover


Comedy: Travelling Open Mic: Komedy Krush Open Mic with Craig Sherburne co-hosting; call 780.914.8966 to get on roster • Oct 3, 8pm

MYER HOROWITZ THEATRE • U of A Campus • John Cleese: Last Time To See Me Before I Die: Live In Edmonton • Until Oct 6, 8pm • $75 at TicketMaster OVERTIME PUB • 4211-106 St • Open mic comedy anchored by a professional MC, new headliner each week • Every Tue • Free ROUGE LOUNGE • 10111-117 St • Ster-

Café, 2023-111 St • 780.440.3528 • 3rd Sun each month; 2:30-4pm • $5


9700 Jasper Ave • 780.467.6013, l.witzke@ • • Can you think of a career that does not require communication • Every Tue, 12:05-1pm

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

LOTUS QIGONG • 780.477.0683 • Downtown • Practice group meets every Thu


Faculté St Jean, Rm 3-18 • 780.490.7332 • • Program for HIVAID’S prevention, treatment and harm reduction in French, English and other African languages • 3rd and 4th Sat, 9am-5pm each month • Free (member)/$10 (membership); pre-register


Carrot, 9351-118 Ave • 780.973.5311 • • NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) meet the 2nd Mon each month, 7-9pm



VAULT PUB • 8214-175 St • Comedy with


Liam Creswick and Steve Schulte • Every Thu, at 9:30pm

Nuns Hospital, Rm 0651, 780.451.1755; Group meets every Thu, 7-9pm • Free

WINSPEAR CENTRE • Winston Churchill Sq •


ling Scott every Wed, 9pm

Gateway Blvd • Every Thu Neon Lights and Laughter with host Sterling Scott and five comedians and live DJ TNT; 8:30pm

Just For Laughs: Craig Ferguson • Oct 22

X-WRECKS LOUNGE • 9303-50 St

• Connie’s Comedy presents Travelling Open Mic: Danny Martinello co-hosting; 780.914.8966 to get on roster • Oct 4, 8pm

ZEN LOUNGE • 12923-97 St • The Ca$h

Prize comedy contest hosted by Matt Alaeddine and Andrew Iwanyk • Every Tue, 8pm • No cover

Hall, 3728-106 St • 780.435.0845 • nawca. ca • Meet every Wed, 6:30pm

1395 Knottwood Rd E • I've Outgrown It Sale • Sat, Oct 19, 10am-2 pm

Dance Studio (South side), 9708-45 Ave • 780.438.3207 • • Join Vincenzo and Ida Renzi every Friday at Foot Notes Dance Studio for an evening of authentic Argentine tango • Every Fri, 8pmmidnight • $15 (per person)


11533-135 St NW • • 1.800.265.5106 ext. 234 • Support group for brain tumour survivors and their families and caregivers. Must be 18 or over • 3rd Mon every month; 7-8:45pm • Free


Augustana Lutheran Church, 107 St, 99 Ave • • Meeting every 3rd Sat, 1-4pm • Injured Workers in Pursuit of Justice denied by WCB


WASKAHEGAN TRAIL • Meet: NW corner Superstore Parking lot, Calgary Tr, 51 Ave; carpool available from here to trailhead • • Weekly 10km guided hike along a portion of the 309km Waskahegan Trail • Hike along the north part of Saunders Lake; hike leader, Stella, 780.488.9515; Sun, Oct 6 • $5 (carpool)/$20 (annual membership) WASKAHEGAN TRAIL • Meet: NW corner Superstore Parking lot, Calgary Tr, 51 Ave; carpool available from here to trailhead • • Weekly 10km guided hike along a portion of the 309km Waskahegan Trail • Hike in the pleasant farmland surroundings of Kopp Lake; hike leaders Yvette, 780.756,3623/ Sandra, 780.467.9572; Sun, Oct 13 • $5 (carpool)/$20 (annual membership) WILD ROSE ANTIQUE COLLECTORS SOCIETY • Delwood Community Hall, 7515

Delwood Rd • wildroseantiquecollectors. ca • Collecting and researching items from various periods in the history of Edmonton. Presentations after club business. Visitors welcome • Meets the 4th Mon of every month (except Jul & Dec), 7:30pm

WOMEN IN BLACK • In Front of the Old

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


Alexandra Community League, 10425 University Ave (north door, stairs to the left) • Meet every Tue, 7-9pm except last Tue each month. Help develop confidence in public speaking and leadership • Contact: Antonio Balce, 780.463.5331


KUCHA • Winspear Centre, 9720-102 Ave • Featuring speakers from different regions and backgrounds that will challenge audiences to think in new ways about how we design and develop our city cores • Sat, Oct 5, 6:30pm (door, cocktails, exhibits), 7pm (presentations) • $35/$30 (student/groups of 10+) GREAT EXPEDITIONS • St Luke’s AnglicanChurch, 8424-95 Ave • 780.469.3270 • 1st Mon every month, • New South Wales, Australia (2012); presentation by John and Eleonore Woollard • Oct 7, 7:30pm • Suggested donation of $3 LEGAL RESOURCES WORKSHOP:

MAKESCAPE 2 • Centennial Plaza (behind Stanley Milner Library) • • An urban intervention that transforms an underutilized space using design and art elements, food, and entertainment into a space that entices passers by to interact with the environment and each other differently • Sat, Oct 5, 3-11pm



dale Hall, 9231-100 Ave • Potluck, Bring a vegan or vegetarian potluck dish to serve at least 6 plus your own plate, cutlery, cup & serving utensil • Sun, Oct 6, 5:30-7pm • $3-$5 (door)


8751-153 St (upper fl) • Promote yourself by building leadership, confidence and communication skills• Meet every Wed, 7-9pm• Contact: VP Ed, 780.720.2277

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

• Meet the 4th Tue each month, 7:30pm (no meetings in Jul, Aug) E: for more info • Free




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

• Grace United Church annex, 6215-104 Ave • 780.479.5519 • Low-cost, fun and friendly weight loss group • Meets every Mon, 6:3pm

BASIC • Stanley Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston

Summer long drop-in, all girls boot camp • Various days and times throughout the week; info E: • $20 •!/rvvbootcamp




Churchill Sq • Presentation to give you a better understanding of the court system and the legal research process; by Alberta Law Libraries and the Law Information Centre • Oct 16, 7-8:30pm • Free

RUN FOR THE FUTURE • runforthecure. com Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation • Sun, Oct 6

587.520.3833 for location • • Combining music, garage sales, nature, common sense, and kindred karma to revitalize the inward persona • Every Wed, 7-8:30pm

SEEING IS ABOVE ALL • Acacia Hall, 10433-83 Ave, upstairs • 780.554.6133 • Free instruction into the meditation on the Inner Light • Every Sun, 5pm

SHERWOOD PARK WALKING GROUP + 50 • Meet inside Millennium Place,

DAY • King Edward Community Hall Small Hall, corner of 80 Ave and 81 St, 8102-80 Ave • Genetic Roulette: Good backgrounder documentary in preparation for the March Against Monsanto event being planned for Edmonton on Oct 12; Mon, Oct 7, 7-9pm • MOVIE MONDAY: UNSUPERSIZE ME; Mon, Oct 14, 7-9pm

Sherwood Place • Weekly outdoor walking group; starts with a 10-min discussion, followed by a 30 to 40-min walk through Centennial Park, a cool down and stretch • Every Tue, 8:30am • $2/session (goes to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta)


• Stanley A. Milner Library, Centennial Rm (bsmt);; E: info@; Monthly roundtable 1st Tue each month


Ave • 780.604.7572 • Swing Dance at Sugar Foot Stomp: beginner lesson followed by dance every Sat, 8pm (door)



Gym, 8-123B, 10700-104 Ave • 780 4248924 • • hosted by Edmonton’s Ji Hong Wushu and Taichi College for their 25th Anniversary Gala. Colourful costumes, rousing music and superbly choreographed moves • Oct 5, 2-4pm


• 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


House, 9912 Whyte Ave • Meet the last Thu each month

BISEXUAL WOMEN'S COFFEE GROUP • A social group for bi-curious and bisexual women every 2nd Tue each month, 8pm •

BUDDYS NITE CLUB • 11725 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 EPLC FELLOWSHIP PAGAN STUDY GROUP • Pride Centre of Edmonton,

10608-105 Ave • 780.488.3234 • eplc. • Free year long course; Family circle 3rd Sat each month • Everyone welcome


103 St • Calling all kink and queer and leather and fetish–this party has a bit of something for everyone; Oct 18, 9pm-2am • $5; facebook. com/events/693440094018172/ • Mutation: Join world class DJ Tony Moran at Edmonton's hottest GLBT nightclub for a Halloween circuit party; Oct 26, 9pm; $35 (adv)/$40 (door)

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:


• • Blazin' Bootcamp: Garneau Elementary School Gym, 10925-87 Ave; Every Mon and Thu, 7pm; $30/$15 (low income/student); E: • Mindful Meditation: Pride Centre: Every Thu, 6pm; free weekly drop-in • Progressive Core Stability and Abdominal Training with Barb Turner: Parkallen Community League Hall; Every Thu, Sep-Dec 19, 6pm (beginner/intermediate), 7:15pm (advance); $50 (month), $200 (season) • Swimming–Making Waves: NAIT pool, 11762-106 St; E: swimming@teamedmonton.c; • Bowling: Bonnie Doon Bowling Lanes: Every Tue, 6:30pm; until Apr 1, 2014; $15/week • Volleyball: Westminster Junior High School (Garneau) every Thu, Oct 3-Nov 21, 7-9pm; St Matthew Elementary School (NE): Tue, Dec 3-Mar 11, 8-10pm; Stratford Junior-Senior High School (west end): every Tue, Mar 18-Apr 29, 7-9pm, $65 (season), $35 (Half season), $5 (drop-in) • Badminton: Westmount Junior High Sch: Every Wed until Nov 6, 6-7:30pm • Curling: Granite Curling Club: Every Tue, Oct 8-Mar 25, 7pm • Martial Arts–Kung Fu and Kick Boxing: Every Tue and Thu, 6-7pm; GLBTQ inclusive adult classes at Sil-Lum Kung Fu; kungfu@teamedmonton. ca,,


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, 1-4pm • Info: E: tuff

ILLUSIONS SOCIAL CLUB • Pride Centre, 10608-105 Ave • 780.387.3343 • • Crossdressers meet 2nd Fri each month, 7:30-9pm INSIDE/OUT • U of A Campus • Campus-

based organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified and queer (LGBTQ) faculty, graduate student, academic, straight allies and support staff • 3rd Thu each month (fall/winter terms): Speakers Series. E:

LIVING POSITIVE • 404, 10408124 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 MAKING WAVES SWIMMING CLUB • • Recreational/competitive swimming. Socializing after practices • Every Tue/Thu

PRIDE CENTRE OF EDMONTON • Pride Centre of Edmonton, 10608-105 Ave • 780.488.3234 • A safe, welcoming, and non-judgemental drop-in space, support pro-


grams and resources offered for members of the GLBTQ community, their families and friends • Daily: Community drop-in; support and resources. Queer library: borrowing privileges: Tue-Fri 12-9pm, Sat 2-6:30pm, closed Sun-Mon; Queer HangOUT (a.k.a. QH) youth drop-in: Tue-Fri 3-8pm, Sat 2-6:30pm, • Counselling: Free, short-term by registered counsellors every Wed, 5:30-8:30pm, info/ bookings: 780.488.3234 • Knotty Knitters: Knit and socialize in safe, accepting environment, all skill levels welcome; every Wed 6-8pm • QH Game Night: Meet people through board game fun; every Thu 6-8pm • QH Craft Night: every Wed, 6-8pm • QH Anime Night: Watch anime; every Fri, 6-8pm • Movie Night: Open to everyone; 2nd and 4th Fri each month, 6-9pm • Women’s Social Circle: Social support group for femaleidentified persons +18 years in the GLBT community; new members welcome; 2nd and 4th Thu, 7-9pm each month; andrea@ • Men Talking with Pride: Support and social group for gay and bisexual men to discuss current issues; every Sun 7-9pm; robwells780@hotmail. com • TTIQ: a support and information group for all those who fall under the transgender umbrella and their family/supporters; 3rd Mon, 7-9pm, each month • HIV Support Group: Support and discussion group for gay men; 2nd Mon, 7-9pm, each month; huges@

PRIMETIMERS/SAGE GAMES • Unitarian 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 7pm1am; Kitchen 3-11pm • Thu: Free pool all night; kitchen 3-11pm • Fri: Mocho Nacho Fri: 3pm (door), kitchen open 3-11pm SPECIAL EVENTS DEEPSOUL.CA • 587.520.3833; text to: 780.530.1283 for location • Classic Covers Shindig Fundraiser • Every Sun: Sunday Jams with no Stan (CCR to Metallica), starring Chuck Prins on SG guitars: upcoming Century Casino show as well; GarageGigs Tour; all ages • Fundraising for local Canadian Disaster Relief, the hungry (world-wide through the Canadian Food Grains Bank) THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES 2013–WORLD TOUR • Jubilee Auditorium • the video

game series come to life as this dynamic cinematic video presentation is synced to Zelda’s sensational, action-packed music – performed live by a live symphony orchestra. Showcasing the work of Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is the first ever video game themed concert to feature a complete four movement symphony and is an event gamers won’t want to miss • Sat, Oct 12, 8pm • Tickets start at $35 at Ticketmaster • VIP packages are available online only via www. s

SkirtS A Fire • Alberta Avenue

Community Hall, Front Lounge, 9210118 Ave • • SkirtsAFire: a peek at what’s to come in 2014, with singer-songwriter Dana Wylie, Luna Dance Fusion and an excerpt from Theatre Yes’ Elevator Project • Oct 4, 7:30pm • Admission by donation (to next year’s festival)

UP + DOWNTOWN MUSIC + ARTS FESTIVAL • Various Venues: Bohemia,

Brixx Bar and Grill, The Common, Latitude 53 Gallery, McDougall United Church, Mercer Tavern, Stanley Milner Library Theatre and Yellowhead Brewery • Eight venues in downtown Edmonton will collaborate to host over 75 performers that celebrate independent music and visual art • Oct 12-13 • $80.00 (weekend pass)

WORLD FOOD DAY EDMONTON • End Of Steel Park, 87 Ave, 103 St • March for a way a life that is quickly being lost – for seed saving, planting a garden, knowing your farmer, for chemical-free food • Sat, Oct 12, noon • Free



ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19): Are you good at haggling? Do you maybe even enjoy the challenge of negotiating for a better price, of angling for a fairer deal? The coming week will be a favourable time to make extensive use of this skill. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you will thrive on having friendly arguments with just about everyone, from your buddies to your significant other to your mommy to God Herself. Everywhere you go, I encourage you to engage in lively discussions as you hammer out compromises that will serve you well. Be cheerful and adaptable and forceful. TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20): In David Markson's experimental novel Wittgenstein's Mistress, the protagonist fantasizes about the winter she lived at the Louvre Museum in Paris. She says that to keep warm she made big fires and burned some of the museum's precious artifacts. I'm hoping you won't do anything remotely resembling that mythic event in the coming week, Taurus. I understand that you may be going through a cold spell—a time when you're longing for more heat and light. But I beg you not to sacrifice enduring beauty in order to ameliorate your temporary discomfort. This, too, shall pass. GEMINI (May 21 – Jun 20): "Don't say you want love," writes San Francisco author Stephen Sparks. "Say you want the morning light through a paint-flecked window; say you want a gust of wind scraping leaves along the pavement and hills rolling toward the sea; say you want to notice, in a tree you walk past every day, the ruins of a nest exposed as the leaves fall away; a slow afternoon of conversation in a shadowy bar; the smell of bread baking." That's exactly the oracle I want to give you, Gemini. In my opinion, you can't afford to be generic or blank in your requests for love. You must be highly specific. You've got to ask for the exact feelings and experiences that will boost the intensity of your lust for life. (Here's Sparks' Tumblr page:

also hope that you have developed a clear vision of the person you would like to become in, say, three years. How do you feel about the gap between the current YOU and the future YOU? Does it oppress you? Does it motivate you? Maybe a little of both? I'll offer you the perspective of actress Tracee Ellis Ross. "I am learning every day," she told Uptown Magazine, "to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me."

from "Sweetness," a poem by Stephen Dunn. I urge you to memorize it or write it on a piece of paper that you will carry around with you everywhere you go. Say Dunn's words as if they were your own: "Often a sweetness comes / as if on loan, stays just long enough // to make sense of what it means to be alive, / then returns to its dark / source. As for me, I don't care // where it's been, or what bitter road / it's travelled / to come so far, to taste so good."

VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22): Do the words "purity" and "purify" have any useful purpose? Or have they been so twisted by religious fundamentalists and mocked by decadent cynics that they're mostly just farcical? I propose you take them seriously in the coming week. Give them your own spin. For instance, you could decide to purify yourself of petty attitudes and trivial desires that aren't in alignment with your highest values. You might purify yourself of self-deceptions that have gotten you into trouble and purify yourself of resentments that have blocked your creative energy. At the very least, Virgo, cleanse your body with extrahealthy food, good sleep, massage, exercise and sacred sex.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19): In her book Teaching a Stone to Talk, Annie Dillard apologizes to God and Santa Claus and a nice but eccentric older woman named Miss White, whom she knew as a child. "I am sorry I ran from you," she writes to them. "I am still running from that knowledge, that eye, that love from which there is no refuge. For you meant only love, and love, and I felt only fear, and pain." Judging from your current astrological omens, Capricorn, I'd say that now would be a good time for you to do something similar: take an inventory of the beauty and love and power you have sought to escape and may still be trying to avoid. You're finally ready to stop running and embrace at least some of that good stuff.

LIBRA (Sep 23 – Oct 22): I periodically hike alone into the serene hills north of San Francisco and perform a set of my songs for the birds, insects, squirrels and trees. Recently I discovered that British comedian Milton Jones tried a similar experiment. He did his stand-up act for a herd of cows on a farm in Hertfordshire. I can't speak for Jones' motivations, but one of the reasons I do my nature shows is because they bring out my wild, innocent, generous spirit. Now is a good time for you to do something similar for yourself, Libra. What adventures can you undertake that will fully activate your wild, innocent, generous spirit?

CANCER (Jun 21 – Jul 22): "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are stronger in the broken places," wrote Cancerian writer Ernest Hemingway. By my estimation, my fellow Crabs, we are now entering a phase of our astrological cycle when we can make dramatic progress in healing the broken places in ourselves. But even better than that: as we deal dynamically with the touchy issues that caused our wounds, we will become stronger than we were before we got broken.

SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21): Are you anxious and agitated, afraid that you're careening out of control? Is there a flustered voice in your head moaning, "Stop the insanity!"? Well, relax, dear Scorpio. I promise you that you no longer have to worry about going craycray. Why? Because you have already gone cray-cray, my friend. That is correct. You slipped over the threshold a few days ago and have been living in Bonkersville ever since. And since you are obviously still alive and functioning, I think it's obvious that the danger has passed. Here's the new truth: if you surrender to the uproar, if you let it teach you all it has to teach you, you will find a lively and intriguing kind of peace.

LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 22): Let's hope you have given deep thought to understanding who you are at this moment of your life. Let's

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21): To give you the oracle that best matches your current astrological omens, I've borrowed

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18): The Dragon Lives Again is a 1977 film that tells the story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee fighting bad guys in the underworld. Among the villains he defeats are Dracula, James Bond, the Godfather, Clint Eastwood and the Exorcist. I urge you to use this as inspiration, Aquarius. Create an imaginary movie in your mind's eye. You're the hero, of course. Give yourself a few superpowers, and assemble a cast of scoundrels from your past—anyone who has done you wrong. Then watch the epic tale unfold as you do with them what Bruce Lee did to Dracula and company. Yes, it's only pretend. But you may be surprised at how much this helps you put your past behind you. Think of it as a purgative meditation that will free you to move in the direction of the best possible future. PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20): After studying the myths and stories of many cultures throughout history, Joseph Campbell arrived at a few conclusions about the nature of the human quest. Here's one that's apropos for you right now: "The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." He came up with several variations on this idea, including this one: "The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for." I urge you to consider making this your operative hypothesis for the coming weeks, Pisces. V




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Just how is the slippery stuff made? Last week, I went to the CatalystCon sex-positive conference in Los Angeles. Since I was in the area, I couldn't miss the chance to visit the happiest place on Earth, the Wet lubricant factory. The first thing that struck me about the facility is how small it is. The first room of the production floor contains four large vats which could easily fit in my apartment (I asked if that

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I am a straight male, 30, in a longterm monogamous relationship. I love my wife, we have good sex and often. When we first got together, I had a mild foot fetish and she has gorgeous pedis. We have done and still do foot play on occasion. But my fetish has grown stronger as time has passed and I have grown thirstier for her appendages. They are all I can think about. I am still willing to do everything with my partner and make sure she is satisfied. I don't want anyone else and the relationship is wonderful other than this issue. It's just that she is not much into foot play and is rarely willing to partake. When she does partake, it is brief, and then we are on to the next. How can I relate to

her my insatiable desire for her lovely appendages without sounding like an absolute freak? Is it fair for me to ask for this after being together so long without the same need? Fighting Extreme Erotic Tension I didn't run your letter the first 10 000 times you sent it, FEET, because any regular reader of my column—and someone who emails me on a daily basis for three years is presumed to be a regular reader— would know what my advice would be in a case like yours: level with your fucking wife about your boring fucking foot fetish already, you fucking coward. You downplayed your kink at the start of your relationship and you haven't opened up to your wife

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about how your kink has grown in threat to a relationship or marriage from threatening your marriage, your intensity over the years. So she may than coming clean about an old or feelings for your colleague dislodged think those brief-and-on-to-the- new kink ever could. something that reinvigorated your next foot sessions are enough to marriage. (You're out of that rut now, satisfy what you've allowed her to OUT OF THE RUT right?) So if your colleague knew you believe is a mild foot fetish. Would I'm a straight woman who has been were married and didn't ask you to those sessions be longer, more in- married for 10 years. We've been in leave your husband and if your hustense and freakier if she knew how a rut, emotionally and sexually, for band didn't threaten to divorce you, central this was to your sexuality? a few years. My closest girlfriends but asked if this—meaning something There's only one way to find out, think we're bored. Neither of us has more than friendship with this colFEET: stop worrying about sounding done anything to harm or sabotage league—was "something you need to like an "absolute freak" and come our marriage. We are very good to- explore," you might be able to have a out to your partner as the absolute gether and the love we have for one relationship with your colleague withfreak that you are. ("My darling, for another is huge. I have plenty of out having to end your marriage. Love years I've pretended that my thing male friends, but there is one that isn't always a zero-sum game. for feet is mild, but it's actually an I've been getting to know—a colall-consuming passion and I need to league—and he is a stellar human SHIT PICS spend more time licking, kissing and being. We really connect. He kissed If a random guy hands a girl his whatever-the-fucking your lovely me a few weeks ago. I liked it. I like number—unsolicited—on a piece of appendages or I shall go mad blah him. The impact on my marriage has paper without even talking to the blah blah.") been strangely great. I disclosed ev- girl first, is it wrong for the girl's While your diboyfriend to send lemma is stupid random guy There's only one way to find out, FEET: stop wor- this and your spama picture of his ming is annoy- rying about sounding like an "absolute freak" and shit? I think it's ing (and your come out to your partner as the absolute freak OK to send a wife potentially picture. Others that you are. fictitious), FEET, seem to think it's I chose to run abhorrent. Also, your letter beI think worse cause this is actually a pretty good erything to my husband. He said, "I things have happened to people who hypothetical: "Is it fair for me to ask couldn't get in the way of your hap- ask out girls with protective and infor this after being together so long piness. Is this something you need to secure boyfriends. without the same need?" explore?" This is the non-threatened Butthole King Sexual boredom is a huge problem response of someone who truly in many long-term monogamous re- loves me. We're communicating Asshole move, BK, but it's not really lationships. We humans are wired— better now, our sex life is off the Random Guy to whom you're being male, female, and everything in be- freakin' chain and it is evident that an asshole. RG is just gonna delete tween; gay, straight and ditto—to we're committed to working through the pic and get on with his life. So seek some degree of novelty and things as a couple. So why can't it's not really RG that you're trying variety in everything we do. Two I stop thinking of my colleague? to intimidate or humiliate with your people who agree not to seek sexual I think of him all day long. I think shit pics. It's your girlfriend. You're novelty or variety outside of their of him when I'm making love to my telling her that she's stuck with a relationship have to work at creating husband. I don't plan on seeing him guy who regards her as his property some of both inside the relationship anymore. He is a distraction to my and will react like a huge asshole or risk watching their sexual connec- marriage. But what on earth do you whenever someone else expresses tion wither and die. (That's not always do to get someone out of your head? the least interest in her—even if fatal—there are plenty of happy and Wanting It Forever she didn't invite it. sexless marriages out there—but a And you shouldn't act like an assdead sexual connection can go gan- If you feel like spending time with hole even if she did invite it. Somegrenous and poison a relationship.) your colleague is a genuine threat times partnered people engage in So one partner asking another to ex- to your marriage and if protecting a little innocent flirting because plore a newfound sexual interest—or your marriage from genuine threats it makes them feel attractive and one partner coming clean about a is a priority (and it should be), then alive—and then, all cranked up, suppressed or downplayed kink—can keep doing what you're doing: keep they go home and fuck the shit out be a very good thing. fucking your husband, keep avoiding of their partners—and if you can't There is risk in disclosing: what if your colleague, keep feeling your chill the fuck out about it, BK, soonone partner's "new need" is another feelings (because what other choice er or later, your girlfriend is gonna partner's libido killer, ie, something do you have?) and, with enough get sick of your shit and delete you. that makes it difficult or impossible time and fucking and feeling, your for the disclosee to connect sexu- crush on your colleague should On the Savage Lovecast, Dan and fashionista Simon Doonan talk fashally with the discloser ever again? wither away. ion and get real bitchy at savagelBut I would argue, based on the mail But that said ... I receive (a skewed sample, yes, but So far, it would appear that this af- V a pretty massive sample), that sex- fair—this emotional affair—has had a ual boredom poses a much bigger positive impact on your marriage. Far @fakedansavage on Twitter

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