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Election spending Before the polls opened in this week's US presidential election, over two billion dollars had been spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, with many more millions spent at the state and congressional levels. If you sit and think about it for a little while, it gets mind-numbing. It's a little better here in Canada, but not much. Changes to federal election laws have banned corporate and union donations and limit individuals to contributions of $1100 per year with strict reporting rules and spending limits imposed on both parties and candidates. It's not perfect but it's a far cry better than we've got here in Alberta, as recent events have shown. Revelations by The Globe and Mail that Daryl Katz wrote a $430 000 cheque to the Progressive Conservatives during the last election while simultaneously lobbying for $100 million in provincial funds to fund a new downtown arena have struck a nerve. It's caused such a ruckus in the legislature that Speaker Gene Zwozdesky has barred the opposition from asking any further questions about the matter. Elections Alberta has commenced an investigation. While he's offered no specifics, Alberta's Minister of Justice Jonathan Denis has promised that legislation dealing with electoral finance will be tabled in the near future. I hope his government considers imposing spending limits along with limits on contributions. I'd also love to see a ban on corporate and union donations. It makes

no sense that parties ineligible to vote in elections should be able to influence the outcome through financial contributions. Things really aren't much better on the municipal level and I hope that when Minister Griffith tables changes to the Local Authority Elections Act this fall, he also tightens up campaign finance rules. Mayor Stephen Mandel spent $676 192 on his 2010 re-election and his closest competitor, David Dorward (now Progressive Conservative MLA for Edmonton Goldbar) spent $578  039 only to lose. The top spender amongst city councillors was Amerjeet Sohi, who spent a staggering $114 789 on his re-election. While the province tightened up on reporting prior to the 2010 election, a review of the candidates' filed statements reveal them as the joke that they are. In some cases, you find as many as six different companies sharing one address, all making the maximum donations to the candidate of their choice. These massive campaign budgets fan the flames of public cynicism about the state of democracy. While it might not be fair to suggest that our elected representatives are politically indebted to large donors, you can't fault the average citizen for thinking that their political representatives might be somewhat indifferent to their needs when so much focus needs to be paid to keeping their donors' feathers unruffled for the next campaign. V

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The impact family violence has on children is the focus of this year's Family Violence Prevention Month in Edmonton. Councillor Dawn Sloan proclaimed the month before a packed city hall on November 1 as hundreds of pairs of new shoes—509 to be exact—lined the stairs leading up to council chambers. They were donated to WIN House (the Edmonton Women's Shelter) by the Edmonton Eskimos to represent all the children who needed to seek refuge with their mothers at the shelter in 2011. It was also noted that when violence occurs around infants, it has a greater impact on the development of their brains than was previously known. Alberta's rates of family violence are among the highest in the country—including some of the highest rates of spousal abuse. There were 99 000 family violence victims in 2010. Other events that will be happening around the city can be found at child.alberta.ca. WHAT ABOUT WEED? Referendums to legalize marijuana were held in the states of Washington, Colorado and Oregon on November 6 and the first two have become the first two American states to legalize recreational marijuana use. Just like with alcohol, adults over the age of 21 will be allowed to smoke, but only small amounts of pot that will be regulated and taxed by the state—25 percent taxation. As Canada is so close in proximity to these states, some think it could push this country to legalize pot as well. Legalization in the US would mean both growers and dealers would have to work for the state instead of independently. Canadian blogger Brad Olsen thinks Canada should consider a "sensible drug policy" too: "The BC marijuana industry is estimated at $8 billion in annual untaxed revenue. By allowing an unregulated drug market, organized crime groups are left to reap profits and control this trade. Violent gangs fight for their place in the drug market, which often comes at unprecedented costs to both our communities and to the young people that are involved in these battles."

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NEWS // URBAN AGRICULTURE

FRESH from the garden? Edmonton's food strategy receives minimal support

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RESH, Edmonton's recently released draft food and urban agriculture strategy, is receiving mixed reviews, even from members of the committee that wrote it. And the city councillor charged with championing the initiative has been called a disappointment by local media and citizens groups. The Way We Grow, Edmonton's principal planning document, was adopted by council in May 2010. The plan called for the creation of a Food Policy Council, a Food Charter and the preparation of a city-wide food and agriculture strategy. In October 2011 the mayor announced a 15-member advisory committee comprised of a diverse range of stakeholders and appointed Councillor Dave Loken as council liaison. Over the course of the year, the committee met to prepare a draft strategy for council's approval. The document was released October 1,

2012, with members of the public given a week to offer comments. In front of a standing room only crowd, speaker after speaker lined up to weigh in on a revised draft at a non-statutory public hearing held October 26 , with the meeting having to be carried over to November 2 to accommodate all of the speakers. Debbie Hubbard of the Greater Edmonton Alliance (GEA) was one of at least six members of the advisory committee who told council they did not support the strategy. The GEA, a network of over 30 organizations, played a large part in having a food and agriculture strategy included in the municipal development plan in the first place. Hubbard and other committee members told councillors they were not given enough time to do the work required. "It was the interests of the proponents, Walton International, that drove the process," she said. Walton International is a multinational development company headquartered in Calgary. Craig Dickie, the company's vice president, advised council they are currently developing 984 hectares of land in the city, including 142 in the northeast neighbourhood of McConachie. Adoption of the food strategy is required before proposals such as the Horse Hill Area

Structure Plan, which calls for more residential and commercial development, can be considered. The GEA has been lobbying for the preservation of about 600 contiguous hectares of land in the northeast Edmonton. Janet Riopel, who represented Walton on the committee, told council that such a move would amount to a "large-scale sterilization of land". Ignoring the groans that comment elicited, she went on to say, "I support the strategy in its entirety. It was a fair, balanced and open process." Downtown resident Mack Male expressed frustration that the whole issue of food and urban agriculture had been hijacked by a debate over northeast land use, made inevitable since citizens have been afforded no other opportunity to comment on that development. He also placed the blame for any sense of urgency squarely at council's feet. "You approved the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park directly across from the land in question in June 2010, thereby setting the stage for a large centre of employment that will require nearby residential areas," Male said. "At no point in recent memory has there been any indication from council that development in the northeast was anything but a foregone conclusion." Male and many other speakers not-

ed the conspicuous absence of key players such as Operation Fruit Rescue, the River City Chickens Collective, and Edmonton's Food Bank, which did not even warrant mention in the draft. He called upon council to reject the strategy. At the hearing's conclusion, Linda Sloan was the only member of the executive committee to vote against the strategy, citing concern about the lack of financial analysis that went into the document. She would like to see a business case for developing a food and agriculture economy that maps out how housing, industry and agriculture might work together. Councillor Loken, the lead on the project, has had little to say about it. The Edmonton Journal's food columnist Liane Faulder described it as disappointing that he didn't even bother to show up at the news conference held to release the longawaited report. Hubbard also used the word disappointment in describing Loken's role in the development of the strategy, noting that he refused to attend two open houses the GEA held and was somewhat dismissive in calling them a "special interest group" at a meeting she and Doug Worobetz, co-chair of the GEA, had with him in July. Worobetz, who is also business manager with the

Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 8, described Loken's comments as "puzzling" considering his background as a union representative with the city's civic unions. Calls and emails to the councillor for comment were not returned. The strategy will be presented to the full city council later this month, with administration expected to recommend that $200 000 be set aside in next year's budget to set up the food council. Asked if she's optimistic that the establishment of a food council might serve to get a food and agriculture strategy back on track, advisory committee member Jessie Radies doesn't hold out much hope: "We can strike a committee on anything, but without the ability to shape policy, it becomes an exercise in optics rather than an exercise in change." MIMI WILLIAMS

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COMMENT >> INEQUALITY

Divided wealth

Alberta's rich get richer as the poor get poorer Alberta is one of the wealthiest juristop half of families in Alberta curdictions in North America with one of rently get 87 percent of the earnings the best-performing economies. The in the province, leaving just 13 percent province has the highest average infor the bottom half. come in the country, low unemployThe further you break it down, the ment rates and relatively low levels worse it looks. The top 10 percent of of poverty. What could possibly be Albertan families get 28 percent of wrong with a system that generates after-tax incomes compared to just these kinds of statistics? 1.7 percent for the bottom 10 percent. Well, according to a study released The average income among Alberta's last week by the Parkland Institop one percent of income earntute and the Alberta College ers is a whopping $675, 200, of Social Workers (ACSW), E which is almost twice as ERENCm much as the average for the F there are some serious R E T o IN eekly.c @vuew problems with the provtop one percent nationally. ricardo o d r Rica ince's current trajectory: If we look only at Alberta's Acuña CEOs, the median income in problems that the provincial government is not even acknowl2009 was just under $2.5 miledging yet, never mind working to relion. For the rest of us in the province, verse or fix them. the 2009 median income was only Despite the province's obvious $68 100. wealth and economic growth over the Alberta's poor find themselves farlast 20 years, not everyone is benefitther below the poverty line than ting equally. In fact, many Albertans they would if they were anywhere are not benefitting at all. else in Canada and the province's Disparity and inequality are growlow minimum wage, inadequate soing faster in Alberta than almost any cial supports and underfunded social other province. The result is that toprograms make it harder for them to day, the province's rich are richer than escape poverty than anywhere else in anywhere else in the country and our the country. poor are the poorest in Canada. The So why does any of this matter?

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As long as the province is doing well economically, what difference does it make how that wealth is divided? There is a growing consensus among researchers from around the world that the more unequal a society is, the worse off it is on a number of important measures: from health, life expectancy and crime rates, to happiness, sense of community belonging and overall well-being. Beyond the social factors, even groups like the World Bank, the IMF and The Conference Board of Canada are now in agreement that inequality has a tremendously negative impact on economic growth. A government genuinely interested in the public interest and social and economic well-being would be startled by the current state of and rapid growth in inequality in Alberta and would be working hard to reverse that trend. Before that, however, they would need to clearly understand what's been driving the growth in disparity over the last 20 years. Alberta corporations and the wealthy pay the lowest taxes in the country, while Alberta's poor and middle class pay among the highest. Our low cor-

porate taxes and flat-rate tax actually contribute to wealth in the province trickling up rather than down. Our low minimum wage and social supports also mean that once people slip into poverty, it becomes virtually impossible for them to work their way out. Alberta has the highest number of families working full-time all year and accessing food banks on a regular basis. In Alberta, having a job is not a ticket out of poverty. The government's dependence on oil and gas revenues for funding programs and infrastructure and the exaggerated boom and bust cycle that causes, further drives inequality. The province's poor are greatly disadvantaged by both ends of the cycle—they cannot afford food, shelter, and utilities during the booms and are the first ones to lose their jobs and income during the busts. The wealthy, on the other hand, benefit disproportionately at the top of the cycle and are in a much better position to weather the busts without any negative impacts. Today, the provincial government is actively engaged in the development of a social policy framework, which

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will ostensibly improve the province's social programs and support the Premier's promise to eliminate child poverty in Alberta within five years. Typically, however, the consultations on the framework do not seem to include taxes, minimum wage, or oil and gas revenues in their scope. As we prepare to enter yet another oil and gas fuelled boom period, a social policy framework that does not address those key issues will only serve to further inequality and disparity in the province. This will, in turn, further erode the overall social and economic well-being of all Albertan families. The trends are clear and the research overwhelming: in the wealthiest jurisdiction in the country—where anything is possible—the only thing missing to turn things around and start doing things differently is political will, and the government has shown they will not get that will unless we force them in that direction. V Ricardo Acuña is the executive director of the Parkland Institute, a non-partisan, public policy research institute housed at the University of Alberta.


COMMENT >> CONFLICT

The one-state solution

Israel and Palestine will never live up to the Oslo Accords "Everybody knows how this will end," fully to sabotage them by more than wrote Nahum Barnea, one of Israel's tripling the number of Jewish settlers best-known journalists, in the newspain the West Bank in only 20 years. per Yedioth Aharonot recently. "There Now the job is done and it is not will be a bi-national (state)." The "twoonly Israelis who can read the writstate solution" for the Israeli-Palestining on the wall. Moderate Palestinian conflict is dead; long live the "oneians, never all that enthralled with state solution." the prospect of a tiny "independent" The two-state solution, promised country completely surrounded by by the Oslo Accords of 1993, was the the Israeli army, are also giving up on goal of the "peace process" of the past the two-state idea. As Ahmed Qurei, 20 years. It envisaged the creation of who led the Palestinian delegation a Palestinian state in the one-fifth that negotiated the Oslo Acof the former colony of Palescords, wrote recently: "We tine that did not end up unmust seriously think about der Israeli rule after the war closing the book on the .com weekly of 1948. That Palestinian two-state solution." e u v @ e gwynn e n mini-state, in the West Bank n y w G and the Gaza Strip, would live In a sense, the single state Dyer alongside Israel in peace, and the already exists: Israel has conlong, bitter struggle over Palestine trolled the West Bank militarily since would end happily. the conquest of 1967, and until recentThat Palestinian state is no longer a ly it occupied the Gaza Strip as well. viable possibility, mainly because there Almost 40 percent of Israelis already are now half a million Jewish settlers support a solution that would simply

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So the Palestinians should just accept the permanent annexation of the West Bank by Israel, argue the one-staters. Indeed, they should actively seek it. living amongst the two million Palestinians in the West Bank and former East Jerusalem. "I do not give up on the two-state solution on ideological grounds," wrote Haaretz columnist Carlo Strenger in September. "I give up on it because it will not happen." The greatest triumph of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his predecessor, Ariel Sharon, has been to make the two-state solution impossible. Both men pretended to accept the Oslo Accords in order to ward off foreign pressure on Israel, but both worked hard and success-

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incorporate the West Bank into Israel permanently. But what would Israel do with those two million extra Palestinians who would then live within the country's expanded borders? Combine them with the million and a half Palestinians in Israel, the descendants of those who were not driven out in 1948, and there would be 3.5 million Palestinians in a one-state Israel that included almost all the land west of the Jordan River. This is precisely why an increasing number of Palestinians favour the one-state solution. They have tried

guerilla war to get their lands and their political rights back, to no avail. They have tried terrorism, which didn't work either. They tried negotiation for 20 years, and that didn't work. So maybe the best tactic would be to change the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from an international problem to a civil rights problem. So the Palestinians should just accept the permanent annexation of the West Bank by Israel, argue the one-staters. Indeed, they should actively seek it. They are already Israeli subjects, by every objective measure of their condition. If they become Israeli citizens instead, then the question of their status becomes a civil rights issue, to be pursued non-violently—and perhaps with a greater chance of success. That is the logic of the pro-one-state argument among the Palestinians and it is flawless if you assume that Palestinians would enjoy full rights of citizenship once the West Bank was legally part of Israel. But that is rather unlikely, as the status of Israel's existing Palestinian citizens already demonstrates. They are much poorer and less influential politically than their Jewish fellow-citizens. A new public opinion poll in Israel by the Dialog polling group reveals that almost 70 percent of Israeli Jews would object to giving West Bank Palestinians the vote even if Israel annexed the territory they live in. The only alternative is an apartheid-style state where only the Jewish residents have rights, but most Israelis seem quite relaxed about that. The Palestinians are probably heading up another blind alley. V

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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS ALBERTA LABOUR LECTURE SERIES • Provincial Archives of Alberta, 8555 Roper Road • 780.427.0356 • Four part lecture series related to the working people who built Alberta. This week: Oral History on Line: Collecting and Sharing Alberta Labour Stories • Every Wed in Nov, 7-8pm • Free (RSVP to paaevents@gov. ab.ca or call 780.427.1750

CESAR MILLAN: TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS TOUR • Jubilee Auditorium, 11455-87 Ave • On this all new live seminar tour, Cesar will share valuable lessons and insights including: How to read your dog's body language in order to prevent and resolve remedial problems, How you can tune into your dog's instincts and energy, Understanding a dog's instinctual world and how it impacts their behaviour and much more • Nov 13, 6:30pm (doors), 7:30pm (show) • $52.50, $69.50, $125

FESTIVAL OF IDEAS • Winspear Centre • Hosting four fantastic talks featuring Thomas Sargent, Jian Ghomeshi, Steven Pinker, Tawakkol Karman and Leymah Gbowee; forging interconnections between science and the arts • Nov 14-18

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

BUDDYS NITE CLUB • 11725B Jasper Ave • 780.488.6636 • Tue with DJ Arrow Chaser, free pool all night; 9pm (door); no cover • Wed with DJ Dust’n Time; 9pm (door); no cover • Thu: Men’s Wet Underwear Contest, win prizes, hosted by Drag Queen DJ Phon3 Hom3; 9pm (door); no cover before 10pm • Fri Dance Party with DJ Arrow Chaser; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm • Sat: Feel the rhythm with DJ Phon3 Hom3; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm

EDMONTON PRIME TIMERS (EPT) • Unitarian Church of Edmonton, 10804119 St • A group of older gay men who have common interests meet the 2nd Sun, 2:30pm, for a social period, short meeting and guest speaker, discussion panel or potluck supper. Special interest groups meet for other social activities throughout the month. E: edmontonpt@yahoo.ca

ing: Granite Curling Club; 780.463.5942 • Running: Kinsmen; running@teamedmonton. ca • Spinning: MacEwan Centre, 109 Street and 104 Ave; spin@teamedmonton.ca • Swimming: NAIT pool, 11762-106 St; swimming@ teamedmonton.ca • Volleyball: every Tue, 7-9pm; St. Catherine School, 10915-110 St; every Thu, 7:30-9:30pm at Amiskiwiciy Academy, 101 Airport Rd

G.L.B.T.Q SENIORS GROUP • S.A.G.E Bldg, Craftroom, 15 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.474.8240 • Meeting for gay seniors, and for any seniors who have gay family members and would like some guidance • Every Thu, 1-4pm • Info: E: tuff @shaw.ca ILLUSIONS SOCIAL CLUB • Pride Centre, 10608 - 105 ave • 780.387.3343 • groups.yahoo. com/group/edmonton_illusions • Crossdressers meet 2nd Fri each month, 8:30pm INSIDE/OUT • U of A Campus • Campusbased 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: kwells@ualberta.ca

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

FOOD ADDICTS • St Luke's Anglican Church, 8424-95 Ave • 780.465.2019, 780.634.5526 • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), free 12-Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating, and bulimia • Meetings every Thu, 7pm

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 • wom-

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

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MEDITATION • Strathcona Library • meditationedmonton.org • Weekly meditation dropin; every Tue, 7-8:30pm

NORTHERN ALBERTA WOOD CARVERS ASSOCIATION • Duggan Community Hall, 3728-106 St • 780.458.6352, 780.467.6093 • nawca.ca • Meet every Wed, 6:30pm

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Only at Southgate Volkswagen*

OCCUPY EDMONTON GENERAL ASSEMBLY • Grant MacEwan City Centre

*cannot be combined with any other offer

Cafeteria, 10600-104 Ave • oc.yeg.info@gmail. com • A leaderless space where everyone is welcome to organize and/or assist with all forms of Edmonton based non-violent activism • Every Tue from 6:30-8:30pm & Sat from 2-4pm

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780.438.8888

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

Y TOASTMASTERS CLUB • Strathcona Legion, 9020-51 Ave • Meet every Tue, 7-9pm; helps members develop confidence in public speaking and leadership • Info: T: Antonio Balce at 780.463.5331

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3223 Parsons Road • gatewaychorus.com • eastofsixty.com • Silent auction and fundraiser. Starring the Gateway Chorus featuring East of Sixty Production • Nov 10 • $35

HARDCORE FOR HUMANITY • DV8, 830799 St • Fundraiser featuring Todas Caeran, Detroit, Contention, and Exits • Nov 9 • Admission by donation ($10 suggested) - will also accept warm clothing and non-perishable food items

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)

WOMEN IN BLACK • In Front of the Old

SPECIAL EVENTS

12963 -120 St • 780.451.1925 • Includes crafts, knitwear, home baking, books, puzzles, novelties, crocheting, and more • Nov 10, 9am-3pm • Free

Shop indoors, year round.

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

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

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

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS • The Palace,

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

WILD ROSE ANTIQUE COLLECTORS SOCIETY • Delwood Community Hall, 7517

onspace.ca, womonspace@gmail.com • A Non-profit lesbian social organization for Edmonton and surrounding area. Monthly activities, newsletter, reduced rates included with membership. Confidentiality assured • Bellevue Hall, 7308 - 112 Ave: Womonspace Community Hoe Down Rodeo Dance; Nov 9; 8pm (doors), 9pm (dance); $10 (members), $15 (non-members)

CALDER SENIORS CENTRE ANNUAL BAZAAR • Calder Seniors Drop In Society,

ORGANIZATION FOR BIPOLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER (OBAD) • Grey

SUGARSWING DANCE CLUB • Orange Hall, 10335-84 Ave or Pleasantview Hall, 10860-57 Ave • 780.604.7572 • Swing Dance at Sugar Foot Stomp: beginner lesson followed by dance every Sat, 8pm (door) at Orange Hall or Pleasantview Hall

drop-in space, support programs 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, youth@pridecentreofedmonton.org • 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 female-identified persons +18 years in the GLBT community; new members welcome; 2nd and 4th Thu, 7-9pm each month; andrea@ pridecentreofedmonton.org • 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@shaw.ca

GREAT EXPEDITIONS • St Luke’s AnglicanChurch, 8424-95 Ave • 780.469.3270 • 1st Mon every month, 7:30pm • Suggested donation of $3

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY EDMONTON WOMEN BUILD WEEK • Habitat Build Site, 70 Arlington Drive, St. Albert • 780.451.3416 ext 222 • hfh.org • Helping build homes. Volunteers are trained on site • Nov 13-17 • Free

LIVING FOODS SUNDAY SUMMER SERIES • Earth's General Store, 9605-82 Ave • Every Sun, 6:50-9pm • Pre-register; $25 (each session); info: Robyn at rawrobyn@gmail.com

EPLC FELLOWSHIP PAGAN STUDY GROUP • Pride Centre of Edmonton, 10608105 Ave • 780.488.3234 • eplc.webs.com • Free year long course; Family circle 3rd Sat each month • Everyone welcome

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: vip@flashnightclub.com

G.L.B.T.Q SAGE BOWLING CLUB • 780.474.8240, E: Tuff@shaw.ca • Every Wed, 1:30-3:30pm GLBT SPORTS AND RECREATION •

QUEER AFFIRM SUNNYBROOK–Red Deer • Sunnybrook United Church, Red Deer • 403.347.6073 • Affirm welcome LGBTQ people and their friends, family, and allies meet the

teamedmonton.ca • Co-ed Bellydancing: bellydancing@teamedmonton.ca • Bootcamp: Garneau Elementary, 10925-87 Ave. at 7pm; bootcamp@teamedmonton.ca • Bowling: Ed's Rec Centre, West Edmonton Mall, Tue 6:45pm; bowling@teamedmonton.ca • Curl-

JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY • 10242-106 St • 780.756.5667 • junctionedmonton.com • Open Tues-Sat: Community bar with seasonal patio • Beat the clock Tue • WINGSANITY Wed, 5-10pm • Free pool Tue and Wed • Karaoke Wed, 9-12pm • Fri Steak Night, 5-9pm • Frequent special events: drag shows, leather nights, bear bashes, girls nights • DJs every Fri and Sat, 10pm LIVING POSITIVE • 404, 10408-124 St • edmlivingpositive.ca • 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 • geocities.com/makingwaves_edm • 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

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NEPAL NIGHT 2012 • Meridian Banquets, 4820-76 Ave • 780.493.1677 • E: cebabodhi@ gmail.com • Supporting education in Nepal. Cultural entertainment, dinner, slideshow, henna hand art, door prizes and a silent auction of Asian and local wares. Proceeds go to education projects in Nepal • Nov 9, 6:30-10pm • $40 REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE • Calder Cenotap, behind Calder Seniors Drop in Society, 12963-120 St • 780.451.1925 • Includes church service, parade, service • Nov 11, 9:45am

THOUSAND FACES FESTIVAL • Avenue Theatre, 9030-118 Ave • thousandfaces.ca • Celebrating the diversity of international myth through performance and visual art. Features music, dance, theatre, visual art, and storytelling presentations inspired by traditional tales from many cultures • Oct 28-Nov 11 • Free TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE • McDougall United Church, 10025-101 St • tdoredmonton@gmail.com • A memorial held to honour those murdered in the last year due to transphobic violence • Nov 17, 2-4pm


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REVUE // BOND

Shaken, stirred and still standing strong Skyfall's sly script and complex Bond highlight the franchise's 50th anniversary Opens Friday Directed by Sam Mendes

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t hits the ground running—and driving, and riding, and leaping and pummeling—this 23rd entry into the James Bond franchise, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Throughout the Turkey-set opening sequence, Bond (Daniel Craig) and fellow MI6 agent Eve (Naomie Harris) chase a murderous mercenary in possession of a stolen hard drive loaded with the names of NATO agents in terrorist organizations. Bond pursues his target—mostly on motorbike— through a busy marketplace, along the rattling spine of tiled roofs, over a bridge's edge and onto a moving train, where the dudes duke it out until Eve fires a rifle and brings the melee to a sudden halt. It's an absorbing aperitif, superbly executed and generic in the best sense of the word—evidence that perhaps director Sam Mendes should stop trying to plumb domestic dismay for pseudo-profundities (see American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) and stick to highbrow actioners. (Collaborating with cinematographic genius Roger Deakins doesn't hurt.) But here's the thing about Skyfall's opening: fast-paced and gripping as it is, the whole time I kept thinking, How can these agents possibly do their job properly with the voice of M (Judi Dench) constantly beaming into their skulls the whole time, checking up on them, demanding details,

issuing commands from the safety of an office a continent away? Let's not forget that M stands for Mum, among other things, and it seems to me that this Mum's not granting her grown children the anonymity they deserve or even require, given the unfathomable pressure they're under. Even in the case of Bond—an archetype of sophisticated, lone wolf machismo if ever there was one—the man's actions are still conditioned by the boy's need for mom's permission. That Bond was orphaned at an early age—something that will play a pivotal role in Skyfall's final act—only makes this condition more acute. M is Bond's surrogate mother, a chosen mother, both loved and loathed, and all the more dominant because of it. This isn't just me applying amateur psychology to the minutia of otherwise straightforward entertainment; the surrogate mother/surrogate son dynamic will gradually shift from subtext to foreground. Skyfall's is a very sly script, written by Bond veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and playwright-turned screenwriter John Logan, probably most famous for The Last Samurai, his Scorsese collaborations and for Red, his play about Mark Rothko that the Citadel hosted last season. As Skyfall clips along the mother-son dynamic will be expanded and then doubled with the entrance of the film's shamelessly campy but very entertaining villain, one Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem, perhaps channeling Udo Kier), a for-

Bond is too cool for a motorcycle helmet, but you should probably wear one

mer MI6 agent exacting improbable and elaborate revenge on M. Silva's got some colossal abandonment issues, and if he has to decimate vast chunks of London to have it out with his neglectful Mum and the man he perhaps deems to be her favoured son, so what? Empathy for innocent

bystanders isn't high on the list of values imparted upon Her Majesty's killer minions. By the time the smoke clears, Bond—or to be precise, Craig's refreshingly complex, damaged Bond— will have been rendered at once more vulnerable and more invincible than

ever before, having endured new heights of physical and psychic scrutiny. He emerges older but stronger, more traumatized and more alone. All in all not the worst state to be in when you're turning 50. JOSEF BRAUN

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REVUE // SOUTHERN GRIT

The Paperboy Opens Friday Directed by Lee Daniels

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ith The Paperboy, director Lee Daniels weaves a dark, rich and compelling potboiler, certainly of the lineage of the noir detective yarn, but ultimately a story about desire in all its innocence and corruption. Zac Efron is Jack, a youth beyond his years, who begins helping his older brother Wade (Matthew McConaughey) with an investigative piece for the Florida newspaper Wade writes for. John Cusack proves impressively creepy as Hillary VanWetter, a bonafide psychopath on death row for CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 >>

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REVUE // BOOK TO FILM

Midnight's Children

Remember when we were in a good book?

Opens Friday Directed by Deepa Mehta

 "This was the birth of what came to be known as the indirect kiss—and how much more sophisticated a notion was it than anything in our current cinema ... so low have we sunk in our ability to suggest." – Midnight's Children

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eyond all the pulpy, poppy book-adaptations up there on the screen, art-lit and art-film make strange, sneaky bedfellows. Cinema, always flirting with the in-your-face literal, usually needs to find a key mood or tension between the lines of a subtle text and tease it out through suggestive visual flourishes. But, to watch Midnight's Children—

which I warn against, especially if you've ever enjoyed the Bookerwinner or ever want to enjoy this winning book—is to see an already 30-years-young masterpiece drained of its allusive, allegorical and even dramatic force. What's particularly strange about this failure is the author's the main culprit. Salman Rushdie himself does the voiceover leading us through the narrative of Saleem Sinai (Satya Bhabha), a boy born on the very midnight of India's independence—August 15, 1947. Rushdie, adapting his magicrealist epic along with director Deepa Mehta, has turned the story into allincident and no-spirit. Distilling Midnight's Children was always going to be near-impossible—the halting narrative and changing settings of the

book become a flitting travelogue here—for a feature-length film (likely only an HBO-style miniseries would work). The book had Saleem's engagingly conversational yet self-conscious voice; the movie has a series of pretty, disconnected scenes. At worst, it becomes D-movie Dickens, devolving into semi-broad, semi-quirky comedy, poorly sketched-out coincidence, or—as with telepathic Saleem's reunions with the other super-powered children born at midnight—a kind of bad X-Men plot. As Mehta's worst excesses—pretty exoticism and undeveloped characters— proliferate, the political weight of the film becomes feather-light. Any thoughtful focus on the arbitrary division of rich and poor (hanging merely on one's birth-family) hazes into nothingness. You don't need Saleem's bulbous nose to smell the whiff of an amazing book—and Rushdie's novel truly is one of the great English books of the past 50 years—that's been left up there to coast on that reputation, running itself slowly down into a ditch of pointlessness. BRIAN GIBSON

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REVUE // ANONYMOUS

We Are Legion

Smile for the hacker

Fri, Nov 9 – Tue, Nov 13 Written and directed by Brian Knappenberger Metro Cinema at the Garneau

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t's hard not to watch the documentary We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists without thinking of historian Jill Lepore's recent comment that, "As a culture, we are deeply paranoid about politics, but we gaze upon innovation with rapturous adulation." That remark's so fitting because this doc's such we're-kicking-ass! agitprop and so devoid of thoughtful provocation (like, say, Lepore's remark). We Are Legion tries to build a case for

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Anonymous and similar groups as nascent political movements, but there's no genuine discussion by anyone of what any serious activist group would consider, come to a consensus on and then rally behind: tactics, ideology and ethics. (In comparison, WikiLeaks' approach and agenda is crystal-clear to friends and enemies alike.) Here, the history of the movement comes off as juvenile pranks, offensive/shocking posts and a pissing match with Scientology. Led by a few hackers who talk with little humility and no knowledge of grassroot politics in Egypt, the movie even arrogantly reframes the overthrow of Mubarak as an Anonymous-fuelled

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uprising where non-Egyptians "really showed them how to subvert their government and become free." The words "Tahrir Square" are never mentioned. But, ironically, the moment that so many hacktivists physically met for the first time at street protests is presented as a joyous day of devirgination, literally—when some even got laid for the first time, supposedly. And while the Anonymous "culture" out there is apparently diverse, including "some hot girls," all but one of the unmasked hacktivists interviewed is a white male. The aren't-we-fuckin'-awesome! hubris bubbles out of the legion of remarkably inarticulate interviews. The doc's few interesting opportunities for analysis—over-the-top sentences for hacking, some insights from a McGill professor—are overrun by hyped-up banalities—"Everybody's gonna get together and pound the fuck out of Scientology" or, "We owned the world at that point" or, "When you're surfing the waves of history, your spine tingles"— until your ears want to shut down and your brain threatens to crash. And then the doc turns to us, ending on these empty, democracy-defining words from one hacktivist: "Your opinion matters." Wow, like, deep. BRIAN GIBSON

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REVUE // GLASSES ON

Making eyes from across the bar

They Live

“BOND LIKE YOU’VE

NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE. IN A WORD: WOW.” Peter Travers

“GRADE: A. A GREAT, LONG-LASTING JOLT OF PLEASURE.” Lisa Schwarzbaum We made eyes from across the bar

Fri, Nov 9 (11:15 pm) Directed by John Carpenter Metro Cinema at the Garneau Originally Released: 1988

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n Allegory of the Cave for the age of conspicuous consumption? Or a genre throwback that opens one's eyes up to little more than the director's faux-paranoid resentment of the dismissive elite? The terrain mapped out in John Carpenter's They Live (1988) is broad enough, and politically incoherent enough, to accommodate such seemingly incompatible readings. Its central conceit—that global power is being sneakily usurped by alien creatures that Jonathan Lethem, in his monograph on the film, pithily describes as "monsters from the yuppie id," thanks to a consciousness-altering television signal that blinds us to oppressive subliminal commands and to the usurpers' carcassy ugliness—might seem far too obvious a metaphor to be "read" at all. But among the many reasons that They Live still lives as a cult film is because that central conceit, along with the director's peculiar approach to storytelling and social commentary, congeal into thick stew of blurred intentions, mixed conventions and gleefully dumb entertainment, hitting a sweet spot somewhere deep in

the collective psyche. A strapping guy wearing plaid, denim, leather, a backpack and a mullet strides into Los Angeles. He's looking for work and means business—he even has his own tools. "I believe in America," he says, though he's suspicious of its unions. He's our hero and surrogate, not an American everyman exactly— he's played by a pro wrestler, after all, and a Canadian—but a neutral, a mind-yer-own-business type, an insignificant—the credits reveal his name to be Nada, Spanish for "nothing"—a guy who doesn't rock the boat. Until the boat rocks him. Nada finds a place to sleep in an inner-city hobo campsite called Justiceville. (These days it would called Occupy Hollywood.) But while the cops barge in and tear Justiceville up, Nada begins to sniff out an underground movement with a pretty wild conspiracy theory. They try to alert others to their claims, but everyone, yuppie and prole alike, is too busy watching lobotomizing TV broadcasts to care. Long story short, Nada comes to see what the underground is on about. He acquires a pair of shades that look like Ray-Ban knockoffs—which look kinda funny with his worker gear—and allow him to see things as they really are: billboards and print media ordering us to OBEY, CONSUME and PROCREATE,

and those carcassy creatures, called "ghouls" in the credits, who look like us without the glasses, and are assuming all positions of power and influence. Nada sees the monsters for what they really are—and Nada's going to take action. "I've come here to chew gum and kick ass," he declares. "And I'm all out of gum." But first he has to kick his friend's ass. The best/worst (but mostly best) scene in the movie: Nada, aka Rowdy Roddy Piper, tries to convince his buddy Frank (Keith David) to don the shades. Frank refuses, so ... get ready to rumble! The buddies fight in an alleyway, punching, kicking, pile-driving, kneeing in the balls—for six minutes! "Put the glasses on!" Nada demands. And really, why won't Frank just put the glasses on? Why is he so resistant? Is it because, subconsciously, he already knows, already sees the ghouls? Because the glasses are a mere prop, granting us permission to "see" what was always in plain sight, ie: the apparatus of ideology? Is this gloriously ridiculous movie trying to tell us something? Of course it is. But don't take it at its word. Look deeper. Look long. Seeing is believing—so long as you're wearing the right glasses.

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REVUE // REMEMBRANCE

Paths of Glory

The University of Alberta Museums return to Enterprise Square with The brutality of Paths of Glory

Sun, Nov 11 — Mon, Nov 12 Directed by Stanley Kubrick Metro Cinema at the Garneau Originally Released: 1957

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rance, 1916. Along the front lines, droves of exhausted French are slaughtered daily to secure or surrender mere metres of land. Nonetheless, back in his palatial headquarters General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) calmly orders General Mireau (George Macready) to send troops forward to take a well-defended German position known as "the anthill." Mireau balks at what's unmistakably a suicide mission, but Broulard's promise of promotion is all it takes to change Mireau's mind. Mireau passes the responsibility of organizing the attack onto the 701st

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a murder he possibly didn't commit. The impressionable Jack falls hard for Charlotte—VanWetter's lover-by-correspondence—played by Nicole Kidman, whose performance here serves as a sharp reminder of her ability to

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Régiment's Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), who knows that success is unlikely and that he'll lose over half his men in any event. But, like a good soldier, Dax leads the charge personally and, somehow, survives. Many die within minutes of leaving the trenches. Most never make it out of the trenches at all. Mireau tries to have artillery open fire on its own men, but his orders are refused. He then cites cowardice as the cause of the regiment's failure, and after some deliberation orders that three soldiers be executed as sacrificial lambs. "If those little sweethearts won't face German bullets," he memorably declares in something like an ecstatic rage, "they'll face French ones!"

film comes from the 1935 Humphrey Cobb novel upon which it's based, but if the film Kubrick made immediately beforehand wasn't already called The Killing (1955), that title could easily have worked in its place. Killing is central to most Kubrick films, but in Paths of Glory— a title as caked with irony as the majority of its characters are with blood, muck and shrapnel—it's enacted with a special institutionalized fervour by figures of power whose indifference toward—or in some cases lust for—death only burgeons under the conditions of senseless combat. With his mesmerizing tracking shots through the corpse-strewn trenches and steadily panning, ant's eye-view of the crawling charge across the crater-filled battlefield, Kubrick renders the First World War as a site of pure, barren horror. Yet once we return to the palace, where Broulard, Mireau and Dax negotiate, the film becomes the blackest of black comedies, a precursor for Kubrick's Dr Stangelove (1964), and a film less given to hand wringing over the sorrows of war than to the study of soulless military bureaucracy. Paths of Glory is brutal, succinct, venomous, brilliant, farcical, often gorgeous in a desolate way. And an apt bit of Remembrance Day programming for Metro Cinema. JOSEF BRAUN

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be a genuine talent; a true chameleon. When she first appears onscreen, caked beneath a layer of makeup and a fake tan, talking through a lazy Southern drawl, she's scarcely recognizable. By the film's end, she has been through as many daring scenes as most actresses attempt in their whole careers.

The film is rife with film noir markers—harsh shadows, a small-town murder investigation, and a slightly unnecessary voice-over narration— but ultimately the story about the murder, the possible cover-up, and the rest of it are all just the backdrop to a story about desire. The hopeless, painful-yet-inevitable quasi-romance between Jack and Charlotte—the teenager and the older woman—is as good here as you're likely to see anytime soon. Daniels has created a world very gritty, very sweaty—so sweaty you can feel that humidity of the swamp, the stifling air of the deep south of the '60s. Daniels and cinematographer Roberto Schaefer make a careful balance between darkness and brightness, though the daylight isn't particularly reassuring in this film; the frequent use of light flares, and the unsteady, handheld camera shots contribute to a feeling of uneasiness, of the hazy, floating desperation of youth's unrequited love. There is enough cinematic candy in this film to satisfy any film nerd (including the rarely seen nondiegetic insert), and enough compelling drama to satisfy any casual viewer. This is not typical Oscar bait, and may not turn many heads, but it should.

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a nuclear family adrift in the atomic age A new Canadian opera by Juliet Kiri Palmer & Julie Salverson

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NOVEMBER 15–18 LA CITÉ FRANCOPHONE THEATRE

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FILM WEEKLY FRI, NOV 9 - THU, NOV 15, 2012

CHABA THEATRE–JASPER 6094 Connaught Dr Jasper 780.852.4749

SKYFALL (14A violence) FRI- SAT 6:50, 9:15; SUN-THU 8:00 ARGO (14A) FRI-SAT 7:00, 915; SUN-THU 8:00

DUGGAN CINEMA–CAMROSE 6601-48 Ave Camrose 780.608.2144 ALL NEW STATE OF THE ART DIGITAL

SKYFALL (14A violence) DAILY 6:45, 9:30; SAT-TUE, THU 1:45 WRECK-IT RALPH (G) DAILY 7:00, 9:10; SAT-TUE, THU 2:00 FUN SIZE (PG crude content, not recommended for young children) DAILY 7:20; SAT-TUE, THU 2:20 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (14A frightening scenes) FRI-WED 9:25 TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (PG violence, disturbing content, not recommended for young children) THU 10:00 PITCH PERFECT (PG language may offend, crude content, not recommended for young children) DAILY 6:50; SAT-TUE, THU 1:50 SILENT HILL REVELATION (18A gory violence) DAILY 9:20 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG) DAILY 7:10; SAT-TUE,

THU 2:10

SINISTER (14A gory scenes, frightening scenes) DAILY 9:15

CINEMA CITY MOVIES 12 5074-130 Ave 780.472.9779

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (PG not rec. for young children, violence, frightening scenes) FRI-MON 1:05, 3:55, 6:50, 9:45 BRAVE (G) FRI-THU 1:15 BRAVE 3D (G) FRI-THU 3:50, 6:55, 9:20 ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (G) FRI-THU 1:30 ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT 3D (G) FRI-THU 4:20, 7:10, 9:25 THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) FRI-THU 1:10, 4:05, 7:00, 9:50

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (not yet rated) SUN 12:30; WED 6:30 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: THE TEMPEST LIVE (not yet rated) SAT 10:55 THE SIMPSONS MOVIE (PG) SAT 11:00

CINEPLEX ODEON SOUTH 1525-99 St 780.436.8585

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG) closed captioned FRI-SUN 11:55, 2:40; MON-THU 12:15, 2:55 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3D (PG) closed captioned FRISAT 5:25, 8:10, 10:45; SUN 5:25, 8:10, 10:30; MON-THU 5:35, 8:15, 10:35 WRECK-IT RALPH (G) no passes FRI-SUN 11:35; MON-THU 12:00 WRECK-IT RALPH 3D (G) no passes FRI-SUN 2:15, 5:00, 7:45, 10:25; MON-THU 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (PG disturbing content, violence, not rec. for young children) ultraavx, no passes thu 10:00 SKYFALL (14A violence) no passes FRI-SUN 12:40, 3:50, 7:00, 10:15; MON-WED 12:25, 3:35, 6:45, 10:00; THU 12:25, 3:35, 6:45, 10:00, 10:30 SKYFALL (14A violence) closed captioned, no passes FRI-SUN 12:00, 3:10, 6:30, 9:45; MON-THU 1:10, 4:20, 7:30, 10:45 SKYFALL (14A violence) ultraavx, no passes FRI-SUN, TUE 1:10, 4:20, 7:30, 10:45; MON, WED 12:55, 4:05, 7:15, 10:30; THU 12:30, 3:40, 6:50

ARGO (14A) FRI-SUN 1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 10:00; MON-TUE 12:45, 3:45, 6:55, 9:45; WED 12:45, 3:45, 7:15, 10:20; THU 3:45, 7:05, 10:20, 10:40 ARGO (14A) star & strollers screening THU 1:00 TAKEN 2 (14A violence) closed captioned FRI-SAT 1:05, 3:30, 5:55, 8:35, 11:00; SUN 1:05, 3:30, 5:55, 8:20, 10:40; MON-TUE,

THU 1:25, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35

THU 1:35, 4:50, 7:55, 10:20; WED 1:35, 4:50, 10:20

JAB TAK HAI JAAN () no passes, hindi w/e.s.t. TUE-THU 12:45, 1:05, 4:15, 4:50, 7:55, 9:05

SINISTER (14A gory scenes, frightening scenes) FRI-SUN 10:50; MON-THU 9:40

STUDENT OF THE YEAR (PG) hindi w/e.s.t. FRI-MON 1:45, 4:50, 7:55

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (14A frightening scenes) closed captioned FRI-SAT 2:55, 5:30, 7:50, 10:40; SUN 2:55, 5:30, 7:50, 10:10; MON-WED 3:40, 6:00, 8:25, 10:40

LUV SHUV TEY CHICKEN KHURANA (PG) hindi w/e.s.t. FRI-MON 1:35, 4:40, 7:50; TUE-THU 1:35, 4:40, 7:40

CINEPLEX ODEON NORTH 14231-137 Ave 780.732.2236

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG) closed captioned FRI-MON 12:45, 3:00; TUE-THU 2:00 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3D (PG) closed captioned FRIMON 5:15, 7:45, 10:05; TUE-THU 4:15, 6:35, 8:45

WRECK-IT RALPH (G) closed captioned, no passes FRI, TUETHU 12:00; SAT 11:30, 12:00, 1:10; SUN-MON 12:00, 1:10

WRECK-IT RALPH 3D (G) closed captioned, no passes FRITHU 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:20 WRECK-IT RALPH 3D (G) no passes SAT 11:10 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (PG disturbing content, violence, not rec. for young children) no passes THU 10:01 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (PG disturbing content, violence, not rec. for young children) ultraavx, no passes THU 10:00

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (18A language may offend, gory violence) FRI, SUN 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55; SAT 4:40, 7:20, 9:55; MON-TUE 1:40, 4:25, 7:25, 10:05; WED 1:40, 4:25, 7:25; THU 1:40, 4:25 SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D (18A gory violence) closed captioned FRI-SUN 12:50, 3:15, 5:40, 8:25; MON-THU 1:30, 4:00, 7:00 FLIGHT (18A substance abuse) FRI-SUN 12:25, 3:35, 6:45, 9:50; MON-WED 12:20, 3:30, 7:05, 10:15; THU 4:05, 7:10, 10:15 FLIGHT (18A substance abuse) star & strollers screening THU 1:00 PITCH PERFECT (PG crude content, not rec. for young children, language may offend) closed captioned FRI-SUN 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:25; MON-THU 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 CLOUD ATLAS (14A coarse language, violence, sexual content) closed captioned FRI-SUN 11:30, 3:10, 6:55, 10:35; MON-THU 1:00, 4:40, 8:20 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: THE TEMPEST LIVE SAT 10:55 THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS (18A gory violence) closed captioned FRI-SAT 1:00, 3:25, 5:50, 8:30, 10:55; SUN 1:00, 3:25, 5:50, 8:30, 10:50; MON-THU 1:20, 3:55, 7:20, 9:55 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (not yet rated) SUN 12:30; WED 6:30

SKYFALL (14A violence) no passes FRI-SAT, THU 1:40, 4:50, 8:00; SUN-WED 2:10, 5:20, 8:30

MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN (14A) FRI-SUN 12:35, 3:50, 7:10, 10:30; MON-THU 12:05, 3:25, 6:50, 10:10

SKYFALL (14A violence) closed captioned, no passes FRI, SUN-WED 12:15, 3:20, 6:30, 9:40; SAT 10:45, 12:15, 3:20, 6:30, 9:40; THU 1:00, 4:15, 7:30, 9:30, 10:40

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE (PG) SAT 11:00

SKYFALL (14A violence) ultraavx, no passes FRI-WED 1:00, 4:15, 7:30, 10:40; THU 12:15, 3:20, 6:30 HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG violence) closed captioned FRI-WED 1:45, 4:20, 6:45, 9:20; THU 1:45, 4:20, 6:45

LOOPER (14A violence, coarse language) FRI-SUN, TUE 1:50, 4:40, 7:20, 10:10; MON 1:40, 4:20, 10:10; WED 4:40, 7:20, 10:10; THU 1:50, 4:25, 10:20 LOOPER (14A violence, coarse language) star & strollers screening WED 1:00 ARGO (14A) closed captioned FRI-SAT 1:10, 4:10, 7:00, 9:50; SUN-THU 1:10, 4:10, 7:00, 9:45 TAKEN 2 (14A violence) closed captioned FRI-SAT, MON-TUE, THU 1:30, 3:45, 6:40, 8:50; SUN 6:40, 8:50; WED 1:30, 3:45, 6:40

SINISTER (14A gory scenes, frightening scenes) FRI-SUN 10:45; MON-THU 10:15

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THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS (18A gory violence) closed captioned FRI, SUN-THU 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:10, 10:40; SAT 12:40, 3:05, 6:00, 8:10, 10:40

PARANORMAN 3D () FRI-THU 4:10, 6:40, 9:00

THIS GUY'S IN LOVE WITH U MARE! (PG) FRI-MON 1:50, 4:35, 7:15, 9:40

AIM_VUE_NOV8_HPG_MIDNIGHTS Allied Integrated Marketing • EDMONTON VUE • 6” X 11”

CLOUD ATLAS (14A coarse language, violence, sexual content) closed captioned FRI 2:20, 6:20, 9:55; SAT-SUN 2:50, 6:20, 9:55; MON 2:50, 7:10; TUE-THU 2:20, 7:10

FUN SIZE (PG not rec. for young children, crude content) closed captioned FRI-SUN 12:15; MON-WED 12:35

SON OF SARDAR () no passes, hindi w/e.s.t. TUE-THU 12:50, 3:55, 6:45, 9:45

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FLIGHT (18A substance abuse) star & strollers screening WED 1:00

PARANORMAN (PG not rec. for young children, frightening scenes) FRI-THU 2:00

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE (PG coarse language) FRI-

1525 99th St. • 780-436-3675

FLIGHT (18A substance abuse) closed captioned FRI-TUE, THU 12:30, 3:30, 6:50, 10:00; WED 3:30, 6:50, 10:00

LOOPER (14A violence, coarse language) FRI-SAT 1:45, 4:35, 8:00, 11:00; SUN 8:00, 11:00; MON-WED 1:45, 4:35, 7:35, 10:25; THU 1:45, 4:35, 7:35

CHASING MAVERICKS (PG) FRI-THU 1:20, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55

10200 102nd Ave • 780-421-7018

SILENT HILL: REVELATION (18A gory violence) closed captioned FRI, TUE-THU 12:50, 4:45, 7:40; SAT 12:50, 5:25, 7:40; SUN-MON 12:50, 5:20, 7:40

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence) FRI-THU 1:55, 4:45, 7:20, 10:00

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (14A violence) FRI-THU 1:00, 4:30, 8:00

STARTS FRIDAY!

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (14A frightening scenes) closed captioned FRI, SUN-TUE 12:40, 4:00, 8:20, 10:35; SAT 4:00, 8:20, 10:35; WED 12:40, 4:00, 8:50; THU 12:40, 4:00, 10:45

VUEWEEKLY NOVEMBER 8 - NOVEMBER 14, 2012

TWELFTH NIGHT - ENCORE PRESENTATION (not yet rated) THU 7:00 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: MARATHON (multiple ratings) THU 12:30

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

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG) closed caption & descriptive video FRI 3:15; SAT-SUN 12:30, 2:45 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3D (PG) closed captioned FRI 7:25, 9:40; SAT-SUN 5:00, 7:25, 9:40; MON-THU 6:30, 8:45 WRECK-IT RALPH (G) closed caption & descriptive video, no passes SAT-SUN 1:05 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (PG disturbing content, violence, not rec. for young children) ultraavx, no passes THU 10:00


WRECK-IT RALPH 3D (G) closed captioned, no passes FRISUN 3:55, 6:50, 9:50; MON-THU 6:50, 9:25 SKYFALL (14A violence) vip 18+, no passes FRI 5:00, 6:40, 9:00, 10:20; SAT-SUN 1:00, 2:00, 5:00, 6:00, 9:00, 10:15; MON-THU 6:30, 7:45, 10:05 SKYFALL (14A violence) ultraavx, no passes FRI 4:05, 7:15, 10:30; SAT-SUN 12:55, 4:05, 7:15, 10:30; MON, WED 7:00, 10:15; TUE 7:15, 10:30; THU 6:30 SKYFALL (14A violence) closed caption & descriptive video, no passes THU 10:15 HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG violence) closed caption & descriptive video FRI 4:30, 7:00, 9:30; closed caption & descriptive video SAT-SUN 1:30, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30; closed caption & descriptive video MON-TUE 7:10, 9:45; closed caption & descriptive video WED 10:00; closed captioned THU 6:40 ARGO (14A) closed caption & descriptive video FRI 3:40, 6:30, 10:10; SAT-SUN 12:40, 3:40, 6:30, 10:10; MON-THU 6:30, 9:15 ARGO (14A) vip 18+ FRI 4:00, 8:00; SAT 4:00, 7:45; SUN 12:30, 4:00, 7:45; MON-THU 8:45 SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (18A language may offend, gory violence) FRI 4:00, 6:40, 9:20; SAT-SUN 12:50, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20; MON-THU 6:40, 9:20 CLOUD ATLAS (14A coarse language, violence, sexual content) closed caption & descriptive video FRI 5:10, 8:50; SAT-SUN 1:25, 5:10, 8:50; MON-THU 7:50 THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS (18A gory violence) closed caption & descriptive video FRI 4:50, 7:35, 10:00; SATSUN 2:00, 4:50, 7:35, 10:00; MON-THU 7:20, 9:40 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: THE TEMPEST LIVE (not yet rated) vip 18+ SAT 10:55

CITY CENTRE 9 10200-102 Ave 780.421.7020

ARGO (14A) bargain matinee, child admission price, digital presentation, dts digital, stadium seating FRI-TUE 12:20, 3:10, 6:55, 9:45; WED-THU 3:00, 6:15, 9:20 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (not rated) stadium seating, digital presentation SUN 12:30; WED 6:30 LOOPER (14A violence, coarse language) bargain matinee, child admission price, digital presentation, dolby stereo digital, stadium seating FRI-SUN, TUE 12:40, 3:50, 7:10, 10:20; MON 12:40, 3:50, 7:10; WED 3:50, 6:45; THU 3:15, 9:50 CLOUD ATLAS (14A coarse language, violence, sexual content) bargain matinee, digital presentation, closed captioned, dolby stereo digital, child admission price FRI-TUE 1:00, 4:45, 8:30; WED-THU 3:30, 7:30

FLIGHT (18A substance abuse) digital presentation FRI 6:35, 9:00; SAT-SUN 1:00, 3:35, 6:35, 9:00; MON-THU 4:30, 7:30 SKYFALL (14A violence) digital presentation, no passes FRI 6:40, 9:15; SAT-SUN 1:10, 3:30, 6:40, 9:15; MON-THU 4:30, 7:35 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (PG disturbing content, violence, not rec. for young children) digital presentation, no passes THU 10:00

GALAXY–SHERWOOD PARK 2020 Sherwood Dr Sherwood Park 780.416.0150

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG) closed captioned SAT-THU 12:05, 2:30 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3D (PG) closed captioned FRISUN 4:55, 7:20, 9:45; MON-THU 4:55, 7:20, 9:35

WRECK-IT RALPH 3D (G) no passes FRI-THU 5:00, 7:35, 10:10 WRECK-IT RALPH (G) no passes SAT-THU 11:50, 2:25 SKYFALL (14A violence) no passes FRI 4:05, 7:15, 10:30; SATSUN 12:55, 4:05, 7:15, 10:30; MON-WED 12:40, 3:50, 7:00, 10:15; THU 12:30, 3:35, 6:50

SKYFALL (14A violence) closed captioned, no passes FRI 3:35, 6:45, 10:00; SAT-SUN 12:25, 3:35, 6:45, 10:00; MON-WED 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:45; THU 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:45, 10:15 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (PG disturbing content, violence, not rec. for young children) no passes THU 10:00 HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG violence) closed captioned FRI 5:15, 7:45, 10:20; SAT-SUN 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20; MONWED 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15; THU 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45 ARGO (14A) closed captioned FRI 4:05, 6:50, 9:40; SAT-THU 1:20, 4:05, 6:50, 9:40 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (14A frightening scenes) closed captioned FRI 5:45, 8:00, 10:25; SAT-SUN 12:30, 3:30, 5:45, 8:00, 10:25; MON-THU 12:30, 3:30, 5:45, 8:00, 10:15 FLIGHT (18A substance abuse) closed captioned FRI 4:00, 7:05, 10:15; SAT-SUN 12:55, 4:00, 7:05, 10:15; MON-THU 12:55, 4:00, 7:05, 10:10 CLOUD ATLAS (14A coarse language, violence, sexual content) closed captioned FRI 6:20, 9:55; SAT-THU 11:55, 2:40, 6:20, 9:55 THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS (18A gory violence) closed captioned FRI 5:25, 7:50, 10:20; SAT-SUN 12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 7:50, 10:20; MON-THU 12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 7:50, 10:10 THE SIMPSONS MOVIE (PG) SAT 11:00

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

SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D (18A gory violence) bargain matinee, child admission price, digital 3d, dolby stereo digital, stadium seating FRI-SAT, TUE 1:20, 4:20, 7:30, 10:30; SUN 7:30, 10:30; MON 12:45, 10:15; WED 4:00, 10:15; THU 4:20

HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG violence) DAILY 12:50, 2:50, 4:55, 7:00, 9:05

FLIGHT (18A substance abuse) bargain matinee, child admission price, closed captioned, digital presentation, dolby stereo digital, stadium seating FRI-TUE 12:30, 3:40, 7:00, 10:15; WED-THU 3:40, 6:50, 10:10

WRECK-IT RALPH (G) No free admission passes accepted DAILY 1:00, 3:05, 5:10, 7:20, 9:20

THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS (18A gory violence) bargain matinee, child admission price, closed captioned, digital presentation, dolby stereo digital, stadium seating FRI-TUE 12:50, 4:10, 7:20, 9:50; WED-THU 4:10, 7:10, 9:45 WRECK-IT RALPH 3D (G) bargain matinee, child admission price, closed captioned, digital 3d, dolby stereo digital, stadium seating FRI-TUE 4:00, 7:15, 10:25; WED 4:00, 7:00, 9:50; THU 4:00, 7:00, 10:15 WRECK-IT RALPH (G) bargain matinee, child admission price, closed captioned, digital presentation, dolby stereo digital, stadium seating FRI-SUN, TUE 1:10; bargain matinee, child admission price, digital presentation, dolby stereo digital, stadium seating MON 1:10 SKYFALL (14A violence) bargain matinee, child admission price, closed captioned, digital presentation, dolby stereo digital, stadium seating FRI-TUE 12:00, 3:20, 6:35, 10:00; WED 3:00, 6:35, 10:00; THU 3:20, 6:35, 10:00 MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN (14A) bargain matinee, child admission price, digital presentation, dolby stereo digital, stadium seating FRI-TUE 12:10, 3:30, 6:45, 10:10; WED-THU 3:10, 6:25, 9:40

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG) FRI-WED 1:05, 2:55, 4:50, 6:50, 8:45; THU 1:05, 2:55, 4:50, 6:50, 8:25

SKYFALL (14A violence) No free admission passes accepted DAILY 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 9:00 FUN SIZE (crude content, not recommended for young children) DAILY 12:40, 2:35 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (14A frightening scenes) DAILY 4:20 6:00, 7:45, 9:35 TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (PG violence, disturbing content, not recommended for young children) No free admission passes accepted THU 10:00

LEDUC CINEMAS

SKYFALL (14A violence) DAILY 6:45, 9:35; SAT-TUE 12:45, 3:35 WRECK-IT RALPH (G) 2D: SAT-TUE 1:00; TUE 7:00; 3D: FRI-MON, WED-THU 7:00, 9:25; TUE 9:25; SAT-TUE 3:25 SILENT HILL REVELATION (18A gory violence) 2D: SAT-TUE 12:55; TUE 6:55; 3D: SAT-TUE 3:30; FRI-MON,WEDTHU 6:55, 9:30 ARGO (14A) FRI-WED 6:50, 9:25; SAT-TUE 12:50, 3:25 TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 (PG disturbing content, not recommended for young children) THU 6:30

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (PG disturbing content, violence, not rec. for young children) digital presentation, dolby stereo digital, no passes, stadium seating, child admission price THU 10:00

TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (PG violence, disturbing content, not recommended for young children) THU 10:00

4211-139 Ave 780.472.7600

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG) digital FRI 6:30; SAT-SUN 1:50, 6:30; MON-THU 7:40 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3D (PG) digital 3d FRI 8:50; SATSUN 4:10, 8:50; MON-THU 5:00

PITCH PERFECT (PG crude content, not rec. for young children, language may offend) digital FRI 6:45, 9:20; SAT-SUN 1:25, 4:00, 6:45, 9:20; MON-THU 5:00, 7:40 SINISTER (14A gory scenes, frightening scenes) digital FRI 6:50, 9:30; SAT-SUN 1:30, 4:05, 6:50, 9:30; MON-WED 5:15, 7:50; THU 7:10 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (14A frightening scenes) digital FRI 7:00, 9:40; SAT-SUN 1:20, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40; MON-THU 4:50, 8:00

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PREVUE // VISUAL ARTS

Cycles of nature

With The Formation of the World, Fuki Hamada reveals beauty in decay

Until Sat, Nov 24 The Formation of the World Works by Fuki Hamada SNAP Gallery

F

uki Hamada has loved flowers from the time she was a little girl. Her home is now filled with them. Only, her collection is entirely out of the ordinary. Hamada, a distinguished visiting artist from Japan whose exhibit The Formation of the World is up in SNAP Gallery, keeps every bouquet she is given. She even collects discarded flowers from funerals and various places around the world. A few weeks later, once luscious flowers curl, blush with sepia brown and wither, is when their beauty is fully revealed and cycles of nature come into focus. She collects those stages of life in a flower that most people would see fit to trash. "Life and death are important for me," Hamada explains, struggling to find the right words in English. "I keep everything." Over the years, Hamada's home has turned into an unusual sort of museum. Flowers lie delicately stored in boxes. These crumpled, semi-transparent treasures form the inspiration for her deeply thoughtprovoking art. Through a photo-inspired, then laboriously hand drawn on copper plates and printed onto paper technique, Hamada blows up

antique lace-like patterns of vascular structures of flowers and plants to nearly human scale. The effect is astounding. A crumpled petal that—on a real life scale—seems trivial and familiar, exploded to a height of several feet is unexpectedly novel and filled with resonance. Veins of petals resemble rivers and roads on a satellite image. At a second glance, I see these maplike patterns transform: now they are more like simulated renderings of what astrophysicists envision as the structure of the universe. Then again, they look precisely like a photo of a neuron I recently saw by Mark Miller, a doctoral student at Brandeis University who magnified slices of mouse neurons (New York Times, August 15, 2006). These mysterious connections are precisely what fascinates Hamada: like holograms or iridescent soap bubbles, her art changes depending on the interpretation of the onlooker. It's an experience that's intimately familiar to her. For example, in 2009 Hamada underwent surgery. Afterwards the surgeon held up her benign tumor and to the utter fascination and delight of the artist, the lacy network of the tumor looked precisely like a magnified rose petal in one of her prints. It's not unusual for art to con-

vey rich meanings. For instance, Japanese poetry is renowned for it. Much of haiku can never be translated as one word conveys several meanings. Yet, Hamada's art is so multifaceted that it makes my head spin like an oversized glass of wine. The microcosm of plant tissue reflects the macrocosm of galaxies. Death of disintegrating petals rises to the beauty of life in full bloom. Normally disturbing human body veining becomes delicate like roses. Beauty flows into ugliness like water into a jar. While Hamada acknowledges these philosophical connections, she speaks of her art simply—with the enthusiasm of a child describing a new toy. She laughs as she kneels on the floor and shows me a series of prints that depict stages of life of an Amaryllis plant—ones that depict every stage other than the flower. "Everybody can draw a flower," she says cheerfully, "more interesting is the other part, the process of growing and dying—not the flower." AGNIESZKA MATEJKO

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Veins of a flower or channels of a river? // Fuki Hamada

PREVUE // SPEAKER

Tell me a secret

PostSecret's Frank Warren shares a few of his own

Thu, Nov 8 (Doors: 5 pm) Robbins Building, Grant MacEwan University, $20 – $30 Fri, Nov 9 (Doors: 6 pm); Sat, Nov 10 (Doors: 1 pm & 5 pm) Myer Horowitz Theatre, $22 – $34.50

D

o you have a secret you've never told a soul? Frank Warren wants to

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hear it. Warren launched PostSecret as an experiment on Blogspot in 2005 where people across the United States—and before long, around the world—anonymously sent decorated postcards, confessing their deepest secrets. The only restriction Warren issued required the content to be true and never spoken to another person. "I think I was struggling with secrets in my own life and this was a way for me to maybe address that, even though I didn't know it at the time," Warren explains over the phone during a stop in Brooklyn, NY. What began has an experiment to receive 365 secrets has grown to a worldwide phenomenon, and the PostSecret

site currently boasts approximately half a billion views, with nearly half a million secrets submitted. On top of the project's online success, five PostSecret books have been published, with a theatrical production in the works for 2013. "When I started this project, my goal was to receive 365 postcards in a year. I always had this belief that other people had these rich interior lives like I did and I felt if I could create this safe, non-judgemental place where they could share their secrets and stories it would be really special," Warren says. "It makes me feel like I accidentally tapped into something fully of mystery and wonder that had been there the whole time; something I still don't fully understand to this day."

To Warren, each secret is something to be treated with respect and dignity, regardless of the subject matter, which ranges from heartbreaking to laugh-outloud funny and everything in between. Warren publishes one of his own secrets in every book, and says he feels a great deal of responsibility to the people who send him secrets, highly valuing the amount of trust they put in him. "It can feel very safe, but at the same time it can also be a first step," Warren notes of the ability to anonymously confess a secret. "Maybe once you share the secret by finding the words to take ownership of it and mailing it to a stranger, maybe the next step is to tell your spouse or your parents or your counsellor and maybe take the next step; maybe

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even change your behaviour." During stops on the tour, Warren goes a little deeper into the stories behind the secrets shared in the books, shares secrets that were banned from publication by corporations selling the book and even makes some confessions of his own. In doing so, he invites audience members to stand up and share their own uncensored secret. "That's always the most exciting and emotional and memorable part," Warren notes. "Every time I have to stop it because so many people line up. Sometimes it takes a second or two for the first person to get up, but once they start, it's like the courage is contagious." MEAGHAN BAXTER

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REVUE // THEATRE

The Memorandum

Just another casual Friday at the office // Meaghan Baxter

Until Sat, Nov 11 (7:30 pm) Directed by Trevor Schmidt Timms Centre for the Arts, $11 – $20

B

eing sucked down the rabbit hole of corporate communications isn't exactly a selling feature for a career in a big organization, yet it's a fundamental hurdle with which all employees must grap-

ple. Czech playwright, activist and politician Václav Havel must have had some experience in this department when he penned his 1966 play The Memorandum. The show follows the futile search of office worker Gross (Edmund Stapleton) as he attempts to translate an interoffice memo written in a new language, Ptydepe, which is designed to be completely devoid of emotional overtones— making it the most efficient language for office communications. Problem is, Ptydepe is nearly impossible to learn: the words are laughably unwieldy (the word for "wombat" has 319 letters), and is hampered by a classic chicken-and-egg dilemma created by corporate bureaucracy—no one can get anything translated because of a roundabout string of authorizations that are first required.

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The Memorandum is a fairly obvious critique of communism, revolving as it does around themes of impersonality and dehumanization, omnipresent surveillance and the cutthroat hypocrisy of those in power. This particular production, however, makes it clear that we aren't meant to take the play and its sober political reflections nearly as seriously as it was originally intended. Flamboyantly mid-twentieth century, the set design features snazzy projections and lights on a rotating stage, while the characters are colourful, silly creatures with big wigs who are constantly making even bigger sexual overtures to each other. Unfortunately, the rift in tone between setting and script doesn't always work out; while the cast's outlandish antics do make for some good moments of comedy (Mat

Simpson is particularly hilarious as Lear, the licentious Ptydepe teacher), the juxtaposition with the script's fairly dry rhetoric don't always work out. Further, by virtue of having female cast members occupy all of the executive roles in the company, one could map the original communist politics onto a feminist interpretation. But this is complicated by the ineptitude and appalling behaviour of the female characters; while Havel was lamenting his country's misguided championing of communism, the same doesn't hold true when communism is replaced by Women's Liberation. Nonetheless, as our protagonist learns over the course of the show, it doesn't pay to dwell on the problems raised by one's humanist morals; better to simply put your feet up and have a martini. MEL PRIESTLEY

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Jack Goes Boating by Bob

Jack Goes Boating

A Romantic Comedy

Until Sun, Nov 25 (7:30 pm) Directed by Kelly Reay The Varscona Theatre, $11 – $27

T

hree years ago, the artistic directors of Calgary's Sage Theatre and Edmonton's Shadow Theatre met to discuss the possibility of collaborating in the hopes of opening up some new avenues for theatre in Alberta. Jack Goes Boating, the most recent piece to come out of the partnership, opens this week. Directed by Sage Theatre's artistic director Kelly Reay, the show is on an Edmonton to Calgary circuit that speaks to the initial goals of the collaborative venture. "Both Shadow Theatre and Sage Theatre wanted to do some joint productions that would celebrate Alberta's artists," says Reay. "We wanted to expand that Highway 2 corridor to help create greater work possibilities for actors while finding a broader audience for our shows." Though most of Reay's work has taken place in Calgary, he's no stranger to theatre in Edmonton. The collaborative move has given Reay a platform from which to interact with Edmonton venues, artists and shows—and the opportunity appeals to him. "The great thing about Edmonton is that the theatre community is well established," explains

Reay. "There's been professional theatre in Edmonton for well over 50 years, and there's a strength and maturity that comes from that." Jack Goes Boating marks the second year of the official partnership between the companies, and according to Reay, the show repurposes the romantic comedy archetype to portray a complex story about the individual and partnered struggles of four people. "Jack Goes Boating is not a straightforward rom-com about love," Reay asserts. "There are two sets of couples in this show. One couple, Jack and Connie, have a blossoming romance, while the other, Clyde and Lucy, have a long-term relationship that is starting to unravel. These people are portrayed in a sympathetic light, but they also have their own problems and the story doesn't shy away from that."

The darker aspects of love and companionship that the play attends to are what Reay believes makes this show relatable. Readings of the script have consistently reinforced his view on the play's novel take on the frequented topic of love. While the archetypal romantic comedy might shy away from the deeper issues that accompany the maintenance of a relationship, Jack Goes Boating boasts a direct approach to love's complexity and frequent absurdity. "There are some very ugly and surprising moments in the play that speak to the struggle for connection and meaning in life," says Reay. "When I first read this play, the first half felt pretty standard. But the second half—where the story goes off the deep end a little bit— that really stuck. I thought about it for days afterwards. This play bares it all, and that really strikes a chord with me." Though the play accesses the complicated aspects of coupling, it also puts a great deal of emphasis on hope and the strength of the human spirit. While audience members will be invited almost voyeuristically into the lives of the four characters, the depiction of their tumultuous journey is meant to leave final impressions of possibility and hope. "Our approach, along with the way the play is written, has been very cinematic," explains Reay. "It's almost like viewing snapshots of the lives of these characters. A lot of our work has been creating the emotional context in which to tell the story. I hope that people who watch it will feel they've taken in a truly moving and compelling journey."

Glaudini

November 7-25, 2012 Varscona Theatre 10329-83 Ave

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PREVUE // THEATRE

Letters in Wartime

Thu, Nov 8 – Sun, Nov 11 (7:30 pm) Directed by Kenneth Brown Alberta Aviation Museum, $12 – $18 Second World War veterans and war brides admitted free of charge, free performance on Remembrance Day

I

n today's hectic society, where there's the availability of various

forms of instant communication, the thought of waiting weeks to receive a letter from a loved one seems unfathomable. However, during the Second World War, that was a reality those separated in the name of conflict often experienced. Letters in Wartime, written by Alberta playwrights Kenneth Brown

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ddressing prejudice and homophobia in the show's first minutes, the audience is told that the very existence of the term Agokwe—referring to the two-spirited nature of "woman within man"— signals that historically, the breakdown of the gender binary was not considered controversial in certain indigenous communities. But this story isn't about history. It's about the present, and the prejudices of today have evolved into something entirely different than the histories described. The plot of Agokwe follows the love story of two young boys, Jake and Mike, who must deal with the backlash of their communities when they are outed by Jake's gossipy cousin. The subject matter of Agokwe may be nothing new—prejudice, love, tragedy— but the way this story is told makes it a refreshing contribution to this year's theatre season. Playwright and performer Waawaate Fobister is endlessly entertaining on stage as he glides between de-

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thing he believes can get glossed over. Many of the pieces that come together to form the plot of the production are true accounts of a time in history where people endured cruelties that modern society can't imagine, but Peterson has his doubts that's always acknowledged. "I'm starting to feel like modern audiences might be forgetting," he states simply. "There's a CFL playoff game on November 11, there's some sort of meeting going on on November 11 that I'm supposed to go to. I fear that people are forgetting, but I think just the basic story about love and forgiveness that is in Letters in Wartime resonates with people of all ages, and everyone likes a good war story." Peterson admits he wasn't all that interested in the history of the Second World War prior to doing Letters in Wartime, but as he began

to read in preparation for the role, he continued to immerse himself deeper into the people and stories, which have stuck with him as he's toured intermittently with the production since 2006. However, this run in Edmonton will mark the last time audiences in the city will see the story brought to life by Peterson and MacPherson. "Melissa and I, let's just say we're maturing as human beings and you know, it might be time to pass the torch to a younger couple. I think ultimately if you buy into your role, whatever your age, the audience is going to buy into that role, so I do believe that, but at the same time, there are other roles we want to keep pursuing," Peterson explains. "Ultimately, we emerge as performers and we're thinking maybe it's time to move on." MEAGHAN BAXTER

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PREVUE // BURLESQUE

Agokwe Sun, Nov 11 (7:30 pm) Directed by Ed Roy C103 (formerly Catalyst Theatre), $15 – $25

and hockey poet Stephen Scriver, centres on Alan (Jon Paterson) and Moira (Melissa MacPherson), a young couple who are involuntarily separated in the spring of 1941 when Alan is sent to England to fly Lancaster Bombers for the Royal Canadian Air Force. While Alan is away, Moira launches into the homefront effort in Edmonton—Blatchford Field to be exact, where the Alberta Aviation Museum currently sits—to repair Tiger Moths and Ansons. The story takes audiences through the ups and downs of correspondence by letter over the course of four years: the longing, drifting apart and ultimately reuniting. Paterson notes that while Letters in Wartime offers a personal and touching account of two young people struggling to keep love afloat while being half a world away, it also is a testament to Canada's involvement in the Second World War, some-

Burgundy Brixx pictions of characters. We first see him as Nanabush, the trickster, who unabashedly accesses the historical and contemporary prejudices that surround Canada's indigenous peoples. Far from delivering a preachy guilt-trip, Nanabush becomes a seedy commentator who, boundaries be damned, has the audience swimming in uninhibited waves of laughter. It quickly becomes apparent that for a show that deals with such affecting issues, the humour will facilitate the resonance of a deeper story. When tragedy strikes our protagonists, however, laughter is quietly left behind. Indeed, just as the story snakes its way into your sensitivities, it abandons you to think and perhaps even begin to act in newly informed ways. Yes, this is yet another story of young love, and indeed, initially it seems this plot isn't breaking any new ground. However, Agokwe does something slightly novel with social commentary, and it does it through performance. The script is infused with cultural specifics and a quiet call to action, and the message is delivered powerfully through Fobister's beguiling presentation of the varied characters. SALIHA CHATTOO

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Fri, Nov 9 (8 pm) Stanley A Milner Library Theatre, $20 – $25

T

he art of a bygone era continues to be revamped and revitalized as the city's burlesque community showcases its skills alongside Vancouver's queen of burlesque, Burgundy Brixx. An ex-Rockette and showgirl, Brixx's unique and captivating performances have become an inspiration to budding burlesque divas, including Edmonton's own Kiki Quinn, who is at the helm of River City Revue. "She has that classic and that statuesque appeal to her that people love to go see no matter what genre it is, and she also has this way of bringing in different costuming styles that have surprise reveals, or she's very, very unique in the way she designs her costumes and that's very inspiring to me as well," says Quinn over the phone during a break from BurlyCon in Seattle, where she's adding to her performance skills and repertoire.

ington and Maila Mustang, are ready to show off burlesque's inventive side. "It will have some very classic burlesque, a few group numbers and some cheesy, funky burlesque that'll really kind of get the audience interested to find out what else is out there, because it's not all classic and it's not all about stripping and peeling. It's definitely creative," notes Quinn, who has been honing her craft for the last six years.

Aside from giving Edmonton a teasing good time with classic burlesque numbers, the event adds an element of comedy to the mix, something Quinn notes goes back to the genre's roots. Burlesque is rooted in satire, and the performers, which include Capital City Burlesque, LeTabby Lex-

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Aside from the awe of having the opportunity to share the stage with one of her inspirations, Quinn sees this event as a way for Edmonton's burlesque community to continue building prominence in the city and nurturing the strong sense of camaraderie that's built up within it. Quinn was strongly supported by the ladies of Capital City Burlesque when she caught the performing bug at one of their shows, something she continues to appreciate as she mentors her own troupe. "It's a community for anyone who feels like they don't belong. It's a show where you can go and see something that's a little on the dirtier side or the sexual side and not feel like you're doing something wrong," she adds. "There's something for everyone over the age of 18 at a burlesque show. You just have to put aside those conservative mindsets and look at it as a form of art and beauty, and no matter what shape, size, gender, sexuality the person is that's onstage or even sitting next to you, you need to see the art in that person." MEAGHAN BAXTER

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FILM BROOKS: THE CITY OF 100 HELLOS • Stanley Milner Library, Basement theatre, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square • 780.496.4000 • Screening and talk with director in attendance • Nov 8, 6:30-9pm • Free CINEMA AT THE CENTRE • Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre (basement) • Pink Ribbons, Inc. (PG); Nov 14, 6:30pm FROM BOOKS TO FILM SERIES • Stanley A. Milner Library, Main Fl, Audio Visual Rm • 780.944.5383 • Breakfast at Tiffany's (PG); Nov 9, 2pm GLOBAL VISIONS YOUTH MEDIA DAY PRESENTING FAVA 'S FUTURE VISIONS • Metro Cinema at the Garneau • Six inner city youth are given the opportunity to participate in FAVA's Video Production Intensive Course and will be premiere their personal short videos during Youth Media Day • Nov 8 • $5 (students), $10 (public) UP FOR DISCUSSION: A FILM SERIES • Stanley A. Milner Theatre (basement), Stanley Milner Library • Nov 8

GALLERIES + MUSEUMS AGNES BUGERA GALLERY • 12310 Jasper Ave • 780.482.2854 • agnesbugeragallery.com • New work by artist Catherine McAvity; Oct 27-Nov 10 ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY • 10186106 St • 780.488.6611 • albertacraft.ab.ca • Feature Gallery: PASSAGES: a group exhibition exploring the passage of time; Oct 6-Dec 24 • DELINEATE: new work by Medicine Hat clay artists Jenn Demke-Lange and Elizabeth Burritt; Oct 27-Dec 1 ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL OF SPRUCE GROVE • Spruce Grove Art Gallery, 35-5 Ave, Spruce Grove • 780.962.0664 • alliedartscouncil.com • The Light of the Lakeland: Feature Artist Patricia Coulter (watercolour); Oct 22-Nov 10 • Members Novelty show 'The Colour Red': by the members of the Spruce Grove Art Gallery; Nov 12-24 ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA (AGA) • 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.422.6223 • youraga. ca • BMO Work of Creativity: METHOD AND MADNESS: Family-focused interactive exhibition created by Gabe Wong; until Dec 31 • BEHIND THIS LIES MY TRUE DESIRE FOR YOU: Mark Clintberg; Until Dec 30 • MISLED BY NATURE: CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE BAROQUE: Key artists include David Altmejd, Lee Bul, Bharti Kher, Tricia Middleton, Yinka Shonibare, Sarah Sze; Sep 15-Jan 6 • BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS: Beasts and Fantastic Creatures in Early European Prints: European Prints; Oct 13-Mar 3 • IMPRINT: A selection of print-making artists, whose work reveals an attention to different print-making technique, as well as an interrelationship; Oct 13-Jan 6 • EDO: Arts of Japan’s Last Shogun Age: a wide variety of Edo period art forms with focus on prints known as ‘ukiyo-e’; Nov 3-Feb 10 • PAUL FREEMAN: feature two life-size casts of stags whose antlers seem to have turned against them; Nov 3-Feb 10 • Studio Y Youth Drop-in: Print: Making of Multiples (Guest Artist): Thu, Nov 8, 3:30-5:30pm; $10 • Adult Drop-in: Figure: Tonal Drawing: Thu, Nov 8, 7-9pm, $15/$12 (member) ART GALLERY OF ST ALBERT (AGSA) • 19 Perron St, St Albert • 780.460.4310 • artgalleryofstalbert.ca • UNDER CULTIVATION: a series of oil paintings and ink drawings by Keith Harder depicting the rolling hills, vineyards and perched villages of Southern France; Nov 1-Dec 1 • Preschool Picaso: Ready, Set, Draw (kids ages 3-5); Nov 10, 10:30-11:30am ART SOCIETY OF STRATHCONA COUNTY • Loft Gallery/A.J. Ottewell Gallery, 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park • Artwork is changed on approximately eight week rotations, the gallery includes a small gift shop of artist made items; open Oct-Dec, Feb-Jul

CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS DE L’ALBERTA • 9103-95 Ave • 780.461.3427 • COHESION: artwork by Louise Piquette, Nathalie Shewchuk Pare, Claude Boocock, Rachelle Comtois, Andree Audette • Nov 9-20; Reception: Nov 9, 7-8:30pm CROOKED POT GALLERY–STONY PLAIN • 4912-51 Ave, Stony Plain • 780.963.9573 • CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS: featuring handmade and wheel thrown holiday décor, and handmade tree decorations; Nov 1-Dec 28

DAFFODIL GALLERY • 10412-124 St • 780.760.1278 • daffodilgallery.ca • Igor Postash: illustrative drawings; throughout Nov FAB GALLERY • Department of Art and Design, U of A, Rm 1-1 Fine Arts Bldg • 780.492.2081 • TRANSITIONS: Work by Technical Staff from the Department of Art and Design; Oct 23-Dec 1 • NIKA BLASSER: This exhibition is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Drawing & Intermedia; Nov 6-Dec 1 GALLERIE PAVA • 9524-87 St, 780.461.3427 • AME NUE: Artwork by Sabine Lecorre-Moore; Sep 22-Nov 14 GALLERY 7 • The Bookstore on Perron, 7 Perron St, St. Albert • 780.459.2525 • A RETROSPECIVE: artwork featuring Marolyn Beck (medium of pencil crayon & watercolour); Oct 30-Nov 26 GALLERY AT MILNER • Stanley A. Milner Library Main Fl, Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.944.5383 • epl.ca/art-gallery • BUILDING THE RING ROAD: Photographs by Sarah Boileau; Nov 3-30 • EDMONTON POTTERS' GUILD: items created by the Edmonton Potters' Guild in the Gallery at Milner display cases; Nov 5-30 HAPPY HARBOR COMICS V1 • 10729-104 Ave • OPEN DOOR: Collective of independent comic creators meet the 2nd & 4th Thu each month, 7am • Comics Artist-in-Residence: with Kyle Sams; Every Fri 12-6pm and Sat 12-5pm; until Apr • The Gilbert Bouchard Memorial Art Show – Visions Of Comics; Nov 9-23 HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY • 3 Fl, 10215-112 St • Main Gallery: SYDNEY LANCASTER, NESTS: Part of the artist in residence program; Oct 18Nov 24 • Front Room Gallery: EVANN SIEBENS & KEITH DOYLE, ICARUSCAR: a screen-based sculptural installation involving the myth of a flying car; Oct 18-Nov 24

ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM • 12845-102 Ave • 780.453.9100 • FASHIONING FEATHERS: Dead Birds, Millinery Craft and the Plumage Trade; examines the effect of fashion's demand for beautiful feathers on bird populations at the beginning of the 20th century; until Jan 6 • THE TSARS' CABINET: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs: Oct 6-Jan 2

LETTERS IN WARTIME • Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Ave • ribbitrepublic. com • Focuses on Allan and Moria, two young lovers who are separated in the spring of 1941 and the relationship the two have through letters written to each other over four years • Nov 8-11 • $18 (general), $12 (students, seniors); WW2 veterans and war-brides admitted free

SCOTT GALLERY • 10411-124 St • 780.488.3619 • DIAGRAMS FOR THE PROMISED END: Artwork by Sean Caulfield; Oct 13-Oct 30

MEMORANDUM BY VACLAV HAVEL • Timms Centre for the Arts, 112 St - 87 Ave, U of A • Inside one large, nameless organization, the Managing Director tries to decipher an important memorandum written in a new, completely incomprehensible language that has been created to streamline office communications • Nov 1-10 (no show on Sun)

SNAP GALLERY • Society Of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, 10123-121 St • 780.423.1492 • snapartists.com • THE FORMATION OF THE WORLD: artwork by Fuki Hamada; Oct 25-Nov 24 STEPPES GALLERY • 1253 & 1259-91 St • Fractured Light: Featuring: Sandy Cross, Krista Hamilton, and Annette Siccotte • Oct 20-Nov 21; Reception: Nov 17

WEST END GALLERY • 12308 Jasper Ave • 780.488.4892 • westendgalleryltd.com • THE OLD ROAD HOME: artwork by Paul Jorgensen; Nov 3-15

JEFF ALLEN GALLERY • Strathcona Place Seniors Centre, 10831 University Ave • In Oils Human Emotions: artwork by Neil Neli Farolan; Nov 2-28

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MARJORIE WOOD GALLERY • Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300-45 Ave • Oktober: Staff and Volunteers of the Kerry Wood Nature Centre; Oct 31-Dec 12 MCMULLEN GALLERY • U of A Hospital, 8440-112 St • 780.407.7152 • GLASS JOURNAL: by Manola Borrajo-Giner; Sep 1-Nov 4 • Refuge: Printed Impressions; A group exhibition of graduate Printmaking students and staff from the University of Alberta Printmaking Department; Nov 10-Jan 13; Opening reception: Nov 15 MISERICORDIA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL • 16940-87 Ave • 780.432.6678; wands@web.net • Reflectivity: a series of mixed media assemblages completed within the past year • Sep 30-Nov 10 MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM–ST ALBERT • 5 St Anne St, St Albert • 780.459.1528 • Wind Work, Wind Play: Weathervanes and Whirligis: over 30 pieces of wind-powered folk art from the collection of the Canadian Museum of Civilization • Oct 29-Jan 13 NAESS GALLERY • Paint Spot, 10032-81 Ave • 780.432.0240 • paintspot.ca • Kelsey Stephenson (Etching); Nov 5-30; Reception: Nov 17, 2-4pm PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY • 12304 Jasper Ave • 780.455.7479 • probertsongallery.com • PERCEPTIONS IN SCAPES OF MY LAND AND MIND: Artwork by David Alexander. Featuring interpretations of the Canadian landscape with vibrant colour and dynamic brushwork; Oct 27-Nov 13 PROPAGANDA HAIR SALON • 10808-124 St • The Model, the Mystic and the Muscle: 11 new paintings by outro; Nov 4-Jan 12 PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES OF ALBERTA • 8555 Roper Rd • 780.427.1750 • provincialarchives.alberta.ca • THE PEOPLE WHO BUILT ALBERTA: A Centennial for Alberta Workers: examining labour’s role in the growth and prosperity of the province • Sep 6-Dec 21 QUIRKY ART CAFE • 6535-111 St • Recent Portraits by Gerry Rasmussen; Oct 2-Nov 24

ROCK OF AGES • Jubilee Auditorium • In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s • Nov 6-11

VAAA GALLERY • 3rd Fl, 10215-112 St • 780.421.1731 • VAA Bay 3rd Annual FUNdraiser 'Think Small' / Membership Show: Visual Arts Alberta membership show and sale; Oct 18-Nov 24 • Off-site - Jubilee Auditorium: OPEN PHOTO 2012: Competition and exhibition of some of Alberta's finest photographers; Oct 26-Nov 18

HUB ON ROSS–RED DEER • 4936 Ross St, Red Deer • 403.340.4869 • hubpdd.com • MarkerTopia: Artwork by Sheldon Rabbit Wheatley; Nov 1-30

LATITUDE 53 • 10248-106 St • 780.423.5353 • latitude53.org • HOW THE WEST WAS WON: by Aimée Henny Brown; Sep 28-Nov 10 • CIRCUMSTANCES WITH SOME EARTH AND SKY: by Kent Tate; Sep 28-Nov 10

THEATRESPORTS • Citadel Theatre, 9828 - 101 A Ave • rapidfiretheatre.com • Improv • Every Fri, 7:30pm and 10pm

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA MUSEUMS • Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Ave • 780.492.5834 • museums.ualberta.ca • PERCEPTIONS OF PROMISE: Biotechnology, Society and Art: challenging viewers to consider the positive and negative possibilities of biotechnology in general and stem cell research in particular; Nov 8-Jan 5

VASA GALLERY • 25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St. Albert • 780.460.5990 • vasa.ca • WILD ALBERTA: painters take a closer look at Alberta’s wild wonders, from the smallest insects to the vast Rockies; Nov 1-Dec 1

KIWANIS GALLERY–RED DEER • Red Deer Public Library • Beyond the Looking Glass: artwork by Roberta Murray; Oct 16-Nov 25

PORC-ÉPIC • La Cité Francophone, 8527 MarieAnne Gaboury St • 780.469.8400 • lunitheatre.ca • Presented with English surtitle. A provocative and whimsical blend of absurdity, black comedy and lyricism • Oct 31-Nov 11, 8-10pm • $17-$26

STRATHCONA COUNTY GALLERY@501 • 501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park • 780.410.8585 • strathcona.ca/artgallery • PHOTOGRAPHY IN A STATE OF EXCEPTION: Documents of Contemporary War; Nov 2-Dec 21 • The Wordless Book and other deserts; Nov 2-Dec 21

HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY–RED DEER • Sunworks Home and Garden Store, Ross St, Red Deer • 403.346.8937 • harriswarkegallery.com • FUNDRAISER: BEER AND PIZZA: Artists donate a piece of art that would fit inside a solo beer cup or a 10" x 10" pizza box; Oct 29-Nov 9; Closing reception: Nov 9

KING'S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE • 9125-50 St • 780.488.8558; info@acuarts.ca • 120th Anniversary of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada • Oct 25-Nov 9

NEXT TO NORMAL • Citadel Theatre, 9828-101A Ave • 780.425.1820 • citadeltheatre.com • About a family coping with the complexities of modern life • Oct 20-Nov 11

ARTERY • 9535 Jasper Ave • 780.441.6966 • Literary Saloon: reading series the 2nd Thu every month; Oct-May, 7pm (door) CARROT CAFE • 9351-118 Ave • vzenari@gmail. com • Prose Creative Writing Group • Every Tue, 7-9pm THE OLIVE AT THE EMPRESS • The Empress Ale House, 9912-82 Ave • Presents: poet Titilope Sonuga. Short open mic to follow • Nov 13, 7pm ROUGE LOUNGE • 10111-117 St • 780.902.5900 • Poetry every Tue with Edmonton's local poets T.A.L.E.S. TELLAROUND • Bogani Café, 2023-111 St • Come to share a story, or to listen; hosted by Dawn Blue; 7-9pm; free; 2nd Wed each month UPPER CRUST CAFÉ • 10909-86 Ave • 780.422.8174 • strollofpoets.com • The Poets’ Haven Weekly Reading Series: every Mon, 7pm; Presented by the Stroll of Poets Society • $5 WUNDERBAR ON WHYTE • 8120-101 St • 780.436.2286 • The poets of Nothing, For Now: poetry workshop and jam every Sun • No minors

THEATRE AGOKWE • Catalyst Theatre, 8529-103 St • A pow-wow grass dancer and a hockey player meet briefly at a hockey tournament after-party. They confess their desire for each other. When tragedy intervenes everything threatens to fall apart • Oct 30-Nov 11, 7:30pm, 2pm (matinee, Sat-Sun) • $25 (adults), $20 (seniors/students), $15 (self-identifying aboriginal peoples) CHIMPROV • Citadel Theatre, 9828-101 A Ave • rapidfiretheatre.com • Rapid Fire Theatre’s longform comedy show: improv formats, intricate narratives, and one-act plays • First three Sat every month, 10pm, until Jul • $12 (door or buy in adv at Tix on the Square) DIE-NASTY • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave • 780.433.3399 • die-nasty.com • The live improvised soap opera • Every Mon, until May, 7:30pm (subject to change) • Tickets at the box office BURGUNDY BRIXX AND THE PURRRFESSOR • Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square • An evening of titillating burlesque and comedy. Includes performances by Capital City Burlesque, River City Revue Burlesque and more • Nov 9, 8pm (door), 9pm (show); no late entry • $20 (adv), $25 (door) IRRELEVANT SHOW • Roxy, 10708-124 St • attheroxy.com • A live recording of CBC Radio's awardwinning sketch comedy show • Sep 29-Nov 10

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hough it may be autumn weather elsewhere in the world, here we are caught between the seasons of fall and winter.

Vue caught up with a few notable Edmonton fashion bloggers to find out their fall favourites.

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Stylish inspiration is just a click away

Vickie Laliotis Adventures in Fashion www.adventuresinfashion.ca

What are you wearing? Floral leggings – Zara Blouse & necklace – Forever 21 Booties – Aldo What is your blog about? Adventures in Fashion is a personal style blog that chronicles my sartorial adventures, one outfit at a time. It's all about having fun with your style and not taking it too seriously.

Why did you start your blog? I started Adventures in Fashion in 2009 as a creative outlet. At the time I was working an uninspiring job and living in a city with a nonexistent fashion scene, so blogging allowed me to express that side of me while connecting with likeminded people. So far AiF has been the single most satisfying project I've ever worked on, and I encourage anyone thinking about starting a blog to do so—you never know what opportunities might come out of it! What are your must-read blogs and why? My favourite daily must-reads are Design Love Fest, A Beautiful Mess, Atlantic Pacific and The Glitter Guide because they offer so much inspiration with their own unique twists. I'm addicted to them all!

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What is it like being a fashion blogger in Edmonton? It's amazing being a fashion blogger in Edmonton because we have such a close-knit community of bloggers that strive to elevate and support one another. It's really important to surround yourself with like-minded people, and there is no shortage of that here in Edmonton. The only downside would have to be our eternal winters, which don't always make for the best outfit photos! Where do you shop? I love shopping everywhere from Whyte Ave—especially Loft 82—and little vintage shops, to mass retailers like H&M, Zara and J Crew. And there's definitely something to be said for online shopping!

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Follow Vickie Laliotis on Twitter: @AdvInFashion

What is your favourite fall trend? Leopard is my all-time favourite print, so it would have to be pops of leopard incorporated into accessories, like boots or a great bag.


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Janis Galloway Dress Me Dearly www.dressmedearly.com What are you wearing? Hat–vintage from Decadence. Scarf–The Pretty Knotty Sweatshoppe (Edmonton-based company) Dress–Vero Moda from Colour Blind Jacket–Gap, consignment Purse–vintage Boots–Aldo What is your blog about? Dress Me Dearly is focused on Edmonton's thriving local fashion scene and our talented local designers, business owners and most fashionable citizens. It's also where you can find out all the deets on store openings and fashion events—plus a dash of personal style

Follow a aiazz Kira F ter: t on Twi Style thern_ @DNo

photos mixed in featuring yours truly. Why did you start your blog? Simply because I love fashion and saw it as this creative outlet where I could connect with other fashion-obsessed Edmontonians. Over the last three years though, it's become much more. I see Dress Me Dearly as a platform to share how fashionable, creative and rad our city is with not only the nonbelievers who live here, but the world who still thinks we're a bunch of cowboys. Although denim is really, really in right now. What are your must-read blogs and why? I'm a huge fan of local blog City and Dale (cityanddale.com). Like Dress Me Dearly, it focuses on Edmonton and the amazing

people, food, fashion and events the city has to offer. What is it like being a fashion blogger in Edmonton? It's amazing! There are so many opportunities, and I consider myself so lucky to be part of a community that is still in its infancy. We have this incredible chance to really shape what fashion blogging in Edmonton is and are literally building the infrastructure from the ground up. Also, Edmonton is such a creative city and there are a lot of opportunities to collaborate across industries here, unlike larger cities where networking can be difficult. Where do you shop? "Where don't I shop" is probably an easier question. I'm a vintage lover,

so you'll find me perusing the racks of Decadence and Swish Vintage often, but I'm also a huge fan of Oak + Fort and its sister store, Loft 82. Oh, and Joe Fresh. I love a good deal. What is your favourite fall trend? Leather, leather, leather. But faux leather for me. I can't seem to get enough of the leather details we're seeing mixed with other fabrics on everything from leather collars on silk blouses to leather sleeves on denim jackets.

Kira Faiazza Northern Style Exposure www.northernstyle.blog.com What are you wearing? Blazer–J Crew Vest–Free People Polka dot chambray shirt–Gap Polka dot jeans–AG Adriano Goldschmied Riding boot–Frye Bag–Marc Jacobs Bracelets–Marc Jacobs, J Crew, BCBG Gloves –Banana Republic What is your blog about? Northern Style Exposure is a personal style diary showcasing some of my weekly outfits. Readers can expect classic pieces, modern twists and overall wearable looks for every season. Why did you start your blog?

I desperately needed a creative outlet in my everyday life. I have always been passionate about style, fashion and shopping, so it wasn't a far stretch to combine my passions into one place. What are your must-read blogs and why? My must-read blogs are House of Winchester (houseofwinchester.blogspot. ca) and Suburban Faux Pa (suburbanfauxpas.blogspot.ca) Both bloggers are stylish 20-somethings from Canada. I relate with their wardrobe choices because they face the same four seasons I do with such fashion forward takes on seasonal wardrobe changes. What is it like being a fashion blogger in Edmonton?

I love the challenge that the unpredictable Alberta weather brings. Let's face it; weather can change in a heartbeat here. It keeps me on my toes and forever changing each season. Not everyone can say they get to wear winter coats, cashmere sweaters and knitted mittens can they? Where do you shop? In Edmonton I love stores like Scotch and Soda, J Crew and Anthropologie. Online I continually order from ASOS, Shopbop and Mackage. What is your favourite fall trend? I'm loving anything leather. For me it adds a little edge to a classic look.

Alyssa Lau

Follow them on Twitter: Alyssa - @allyyssalauu Kurtis - @_WeAreYoung

(and Kurtis Young) The Ordinary Peoples theordinarypeoples.blogspot.ca What are you wearing? Jacket–ASOS Sweater–Loft 82 Blouse–Nasty Gal Brass cross necklace–Vanessa Mooney BootsChoies.com. What is your blog about? My blog is just another fashion

blog run by my cousin, Kurtis, and I when we're bored of school. Why did you start your blog? Kurtis and I really enjoyed what other bloggers were doing and thought that maybe we could do something similar. We've enjoyed the ride ever since. What are your must-read blogs and why? Must read blogs include all the Edmontonian bloggers, and some out-of-town ones including Kastor & Pollux (kastorandpollux.com), Jean

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Follow Janis Galloway on Twitter: @DressMeDearly

way for both Kurtis and I to meet some wonderful new people. Greige (jeangreige.blogspot. com), India Rose (indiaroseblog. blogspot.com), and Fashiononymous (fashiononymous.net). What is it like being a fashion blogger in Edmonton? The fashion blogger community in Edmonton is phenomenal, so blogging has proven to be an amazing

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Where do you shop? I do most of my shopping online, but some favourite local locations include Oak + Fort, Loft 82, Gravity Pope, and thrift stores such as Goodwill. What is your favourite fall trend? My favourite fall trend is the whole leather-loving thing going on, although, I prefer to opt for faux leather.


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What are you wearing? Blouse–ModCloth Necklace–Monserat de Lucca via Shopbop Pants–Jacobs Blazer–F21 Bracelets–ASOS and Aldo Boots–Steve Madden What is your blog about? My blog is a bit of a hodge-podge of personal style shots, trend reports, and coverage of fashion events. I

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Courtney Thomas Sartorial Sidelines sartorialsidelines.com

tend to be fairly open contentwise and just blog about what's interesting me that week. Why did you start your blog? I started blogging while pursuing my PhD in history (I graduated from Yale in May of 2012, I'm an early modernist and British historian) and engaged in the process of professionalization of myself as a scholar and historian—my interest in fashion and the writing outlet that the blog provided were sort of a sideline to all that. Much of the impetus for my blog also arose from what I still see as a fairly prevalent attitude among certain people (especially within the academy) that things like fashion are inherently frivolous and detract from one’s position as a “serious scholar.” I, of course, think that’s rubbish. What are your must-read blogs and why? I read a lot of blogs. In addition to the

heavy hitters like Keiko Lynn (keikolynn. com), I'd be remiss if I didn't give a shout out here to my Connecticut blogging pals like Closet Fashionista (closetfashionista.com), Chic on the Cheap (iamchiconthecheap.com), The Girly Bird (thegirlybird.com) and Star-Crossed Smile (starcrossedsmile.com). I am also shamefully addicted to Go Fug Yourself (gofugyourself.com and Unhappy Hipsters (unhappyhipsters.com). What is it like being a fashion blogger in Edmonton? I'm really having great fun getting into the Edmonton blog and fashion scene. I spent the past six years living in Connecticut and met a lot of great bloggers and friends there (and being an hour and half outside of NYC for those six years and making frequent trips into the city was a pretty amazing experience), and during that time I also spent several months living in London, the LA area and Washington DC, but there's an amazing sense of community in Edmonton around fashion

and blogging and I'm blown away by all the incredibly chic and talented people I'm interacting with here. Where do you shop? I've only been back in Edmonton for a few months, but I've been spending time at Oak + Fort and Divine (one of my favorite vintage places in Edmonton) as well as old favourites like Goodwill and Value Village. I'm definitely getting back into the Edmonton shopping scene after so many years away. What is your favourite fall trend? I think this is my favourite fall on record in terms of trends. Oxblood, lots of witchy black, and studs have always been wardrobe staples for me and now they're trending, which is perfect for me as my closet is already full of them.

Jenna Donovan Smitten smittenideology.blogspot.ca What are you wearing? Jacket–Kenneth Cole Dress and fur stole–H&M Belt–Costa Blanca Necklace–Stella and Dot Tights–Winners Boots–Payless What is your blog about? My blog is a personal style blog where I chronicle my outfits, post inspiration, and stuff going on in my life. Kind of like a diary to track my outfits I guess! Why did you start your blog? I started my

blog because I love fashion and dressing up and was looking for a creative outlet. Going to university I saw a lot of people wearing sweatpants and Uggs day in and day out and that doesn't inspire me. Being excited about getting dressed makes it easier to get out of bed in the morning. What are your must-read blogs and why? Keiko Lynn and Delightfully Tacky (delightfully-tacky.com) are two bloggers that inspired me to start blogging and I still read every day. I love their sense of style. Both are so unique and different, but seem very personable. I also read my fellow Edmontonian's blogs all the time.

What is it like being a fashion blogger in Edmonton? I was surprised by the amount of fashion stuff going on in Edmonton, to be honest. There's so many wonderful people doing some great things! It is hard to be a blogger in Edmonton though because of our disgustingly long and cold winters, but I guess it's also a good motivation to get dressed even when it’s horrible out. Where do you shop? H&M, Urban Outfitters, Decadence vintage and I am starting

Kassandra Camponi Kastles www.Kastles.ca

What are you wearing? Hat, sweater and boots–Joe Fresh Skirt–Motel Rocks Top & Necklace–Forever 21 What is your blog about? My blog is a personal style diary. I document photos of current outfits I am wearing and share style tips. Why did you start your blog? I started my blog as a creative outlet for myself. I was feeling

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stuck and uninspired, and starting my blog helped to re-inspire me. What are your must-read blogs and why? Cheetah is the New Black (cheetahisthenewblack.com), Valentine (helloitsvalentine.fr) and A Beautiful Mess (abeautifulmess.com) are some of my daily reads. What is it like being a fashion blogger in Edmonton? It is fun, inspiring and challenging. I have met so many wonderful people through my blog. It is also challenging

to thrift more—Goodwill is a gold mine! What is your favourite fall trend? Anything in that dark wine colour everyone refers to as oxblood and my new faux fur stole that dresses everything up and keeps me cozy.

Follow Kassandra Camponi on Twitter: @kastlescamponi

to take a photo diary of my outfits when the city hits below freezing. On the plus side, it pushes me to get creative with my blog. Where do you shop? I shop all over the place from local boutiques like Bamboo Ballroom and Loft 82, to H&M & J Crew and Joe Fresh. What is your favourite fall trend? Hands down I am loving all the fun hats this season. Bonus when you can disguise a bad hair day with a cute hat.

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n retrospect, it was a pretty damn weird idea for a date. On the eve of the scariest night of the year, my co-diner and I planned to meet at the Canadian Blood Services Building to squirt out a civic-minded pint or so each—a reliable reminder that we are but meaty mechanisms powered by red goo—then replenish our stores of iron with a full-on flesh-fest at the new BBQ joint on 124 Street. The subtext of the evening was not un-macabre. Smokehouse BBQ, the decidedly nonmacabre joint in question, is already established in the hearts (and colons) of local meat-lovers through its Leduc location and the peregrinations of its food truck, distributor of one of Smokehouse's signature items, the Bacon Bomb Slider, which features a slice of mild Italian sausage wrapped in bacon and smoked. In case you hadn't already got the picture, Smokehouse BBQ revels unabashedly in the joys of multifarious carnivory and—we soon found out—generous portions. Its new outlet is in the former Cosmos Taverna space, which has been transformed into a big, open meat-

parlour bright with red and gold surfaces and non-ambient lighting, checkered table cloths, a gas fireplace and flatscreens for people who don't want their eyes to get bored while their mouths are full. Oldies tinkle away on the satellite radio feed and young, friendly servers sporting T-shirts that boast of helping pigs reaching their full potential patrol the large dining area. It has the jokey, family-friendly atmosphere of a chain restaurant that probably sits well with its target demographic of home-style comfortfood eaters. To call the Smokehouse menu an embarrassment of riches for this niche is to damn with faint praise—the list of appetizers alone seems to stretch to the horizon (from pulled pork nachos to wings to fried pickles and back), and continues through soups, salads, sandwiches, combos, desserts and specialty drinks. The combos themselves have a crowd-pleasing modularity, enabling the discerning meat-eater to stack their platter very much to their own liking. A reviewer's happy lot is to fit as much variety into a meal as possible so I opted for the "Big Daddy" combo, which entitled me to three kinds of meat and two sides for the low, low price of $18.95. My daintier compan-

ion opted for the three-bone platter of St Louis ribs ($14.95) with two sides. In a gesture to colonic health, we agreed to split a large spinach salad ($7.95). The entire meal arrived in about the time one would expect it would take to construct a spinach salad. Just looking at my heaping plate of smoked meats with the sides crammed in around it made me want to undo the top button of my pants. Shaggy heaps of smoked beef brisket and pulled pork liberally dosed with sweet, thick Memphis-style barbecue sauce jostled against a quarter of a smoked chicken, a ramekin each of baked macaroni 'n cheese and dirty rice, a jalapeño cornbread muffin and a small pile of house-made pork rinds. Unquestionably, I'd be needing a doggy bag. Anyone who has ever been to Schwartz's Deli, Montreal's smoked meat mecca of renown, will be aware that there are times when fat is considered a condiment. This holds true at Smokehouse BBQ. Cuts like brisket and pork shoulder are ideal for smoking for their high fat content, which keeps the meat juicy through the long, slow smoking process and enables you to pull it to tasty shreds with a mere fork. As such, the CONTINUED ON PAGE 28 >>

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masses of said meats are studded with oleaginous orts—just so you know what to expect. The chicken, in contrast, seemed a little dry from being smoked, but mysteriously became more toothsome after spending a night in my fridge. The house barbecue sauce is sweet, mildly spiced and equal to the smoky flavour of the meats, but you're also supplied with squeeze-bottles of raspberry chipotle barbecue sauce and chipotle mayo in case you don't already feel spoiled for choice. Less than half-way into my meal, I feared I might fall into a meat-swoon and

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asked to have the remainder wrapped. My co-diner's order of ribs, shellacked with Memphis-style barbecue sauce, looked modest next to my plate, but boasted Cajun potato salad and slaw on the side, plus the muffin and rinds. I never did end up sampling her meal, but the fact that she stripped the bones clean bespoke her satisfaction. The spinach salad featured grapes, diced tomatoes, a sweet, creamy dressing and—surprise, surprise—crumbled bacon. We agreed that the sides and salad weren't memorably outstanding—codiner favoured the cornbread muffin above all—but certainly good enough for filling in the spaces around the

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citrus hop, a formidable fruitiness with a lagging effect of light biscuit and grainy malt. I also pick up a perfume-y edge reminding me of lavender. The first sip initially presents a soft malt note, but that doesn't last long. It is quickly overrun by a freight train of sharp, citrusy, piney hops. The accents I find are grapefruit, lime zest and other citrus character. There is also a spicy, sharp tea leaf angle to the flavour. The linger is noticeably and unabashedly hoppy, throwing out grapefruit and pine qualities. This beer is about the hops and nothing but the hops. Meaning it will be a divisive beer—some will love it for its decisive hops addiction, with others seeking a little more balance to make it less in-your-face. Take whichever side you wish. All I can say is that it lives up to its reputation. V Jason Foster is the creator of onbeer.org, a website devoted to news and views on beer from the prairies and beyond.

main course. If Smokehouse BBQ leaves nothing to complain about selection- or portion-wise, the final tally completes the big meat-eater's trifecta. With a pint of Alley Kat's finest organic lager, our bill came to just under 50 bucks, and my leftovers kept me in sandwich fillings for two more days. Value for money isn't everything, but it's certainly nice when it happens, and if you find yourself gravitating to Smokehouse BBQ based on its eponymous promise of savoury smoked flesh, you'll be doubly pleased by its favourable cost-to-calorie ratio. SCOTT LINGLEY

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MUSIC

COVER // SCUMDOG METAL

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o you want to talk to a space alien or do you want to talk to a humble artist?" asks Gwar frontman Dave Brockie, better known as the larger-than-life Scumdog Oderus Urungus. The decision left to the man himself, Brockie settles on humble artist, stating that he has to be Oderus that evening at a slaughter, er, show, in Austin, TX, so it'll be a good change of pace. Oderus may be Brockie's better known persona, but the foul-mouthed, vulgar alien is simply a character and the man behind the mask—who admittedly shares a little of Oderus's vulgarity and humour—offers a charismatic departure from the myth and gore that is Gwar, sharing real insights into the inner workings of the band's world. "You can have a behind-the-scenes report on the world of Gwar from Dave Brockie, who's better known to the world as Oderus's personal butt boy," he says with a raspy chuckle. And what a world it is. The most dangerous band in the world requires its members to not only tackle musical feats that would make lesser mortals weep, but also embody their respective characters with elaborate costumes that have the ability to splatter an entire audience with various substances and, to cap it all off, do battle onstage with everyone from George

Bush to Paris Hilton. However, Brockie admits he was nervous to head out on Gwar's current tour, as there was no new album to support and it was the first tour with the band's new guitar player Pustulus Maximus, also known as Brent Purgason of Cannabis Corpse. Purgason was brought on board following the the death of Cory Smoot—who portrayed Flattus Maximus—in November 2011. Edmonton was the first show Gwar played following Smoot's death, and Brockie says he'll never forget the support the band received from fans. "We really got a lot of strength from that show. It was a very emotional moment," Brockie recalls. "The fans understood the great pain we were in, but they really appreciated and loved the fact that we were continuing ... I just want to take a moment to express our appreciation for our fans and for all of the rock 'n' roll fans in Canada because you guys fucking kick ass and we love you. Right when Gwar needed your strength and love, you guys were there for us." Despite that support, Brockie says he still wasn't sure how fans would react to having a new member in the band. "There was a little bit of apprehension on our parts, but it's been great," he notes. "People have just completely embraced Pustulus as the new Scumdog and Gwar's back to the doubleguitar attack that we were known for and it's been really kicking ass." Pustulus, a distant cousin of Flattus,

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is one of the angriest members of the Maximus clan, Brockie explains, and for good reason: the poor Scumdog's face and hands are covered in painful, pussy pimples, which can only be relieved with a generous application of spoiled elephant semen or heavy metal. "There's not a lot of elephants to jack off, so he plays music all the time. He's become a wicked guitar player because of that, but it's also made him completely deaf ... we try to respond to him, but he just sees our lips moving with no sound coming out and he gets

into the fold, along with his ability to shred up a six-string. "I was out at his house a couple weeks ago to pay his family a visit and he pulls out this great amplifier that he and Cory had been building together and it was just like, man, we've truly made the right choice for this job," Brockie recalls. "You know, after a long period of healing and grieving and rebuilding and retooling and rethinking, it's like, finally Gwar's back in the correct configuration and we can continue the new album and getting back to the business

You know, after a long period of healing and grieving and rebuilding and retooling and rethinking, it's like, finally Gwar's back in the correct configuration and we can continue the new album and getting back to the business of being Gwar." pretty angry pretty quickly," Brockie says. "We don't know much about Pustulus other than he comes from the planet Crust. He's kind of pissed. He came here on his great star barge to help us with the new record, but he got ripped off by one of the other Scumdog brothers—or maybe Oderus caused it, I'm not too sure—so Pustulus would have to stay here. So basically, we have an angry person playing guitar in the world's most dangerous band and it's fucking great." All mythology and fictional family ties aside, Purgason was a close friend of Smoot's, a fact Brockie says was another deciding factor in bringing him

of being Gwar." Brockie expects the new album, which as of yet has no title, to be out midway through 2013. The premise of the disc is a vision of what's become of the human race in a post-apocalyptic world of the future. Throughout the album, Gwar triumphs over insurmountable odds, a metaphor of sorts for the struggles the band has faced in the last year. "After fate decided to deal us some of the nastiest cards you can fucking possibly get, I'm pleased to say that, despite the loss of Flattus, the band remains as strong as ever and maybe even stronger."

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Without a new album as inspiration for the stage show on the current tour—which was already booked prior to some of the chaos that's postponed the album—it was back to the drawing board for Gwar to figure out a new show. The band had been battling zombies onstage for some time, and Brockie says they thought it was time to bring someone new into the ring. "It hit us like a thunderbolt: Gwar has never squared up against God before," Brockie says with excitement. "We've fought Satan, we've fought Jesus, we've fought every presidential candidate there's ever been, we've killed everyone from Snooki to Lady Gaga, but we've never thrown down with the big guy." So what exactly brings Gwar and God to a face-to-face smackdown? Brockie explains that God issues a challenge to Gwar, so He essentially causes the whole debacle. The rapture is imminent with the end of the Mayan calendar, but before world's demise, God has a score to settle with Gwar. "Basically, God sends some of history's greatest mass murderers and some of his most sickening slaves against Gwar—he even throws his own son into the fray." Brockie adds. "The battle quickly turns against him, so God is forced to assume material form and take Gwar on himself. That's about all I can tell you without completely ruining it. It's a battle royale, I would say." MEAGHAN BAXTER

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PREVUE // SONGS THAT FLOW

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Julie Doiron

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here's not much Julie Doiron won't write about. Her frank, confessional style of songwriting is straight to the point, fearlessly expressing emotions for all to hear, without hiding behind a veil of complex metaphors. At first, her warm vocals are deceptive in what they conceal, while simply strummed guitars lull listeners into a sense of comfort before it becomes clear what Doiron is really saying— sharing a gamut of experiences from the darkness and joys of relationships to motherhood and everything in between.

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a little too readily, crossing a line she didn't acknowledge until she realized what she'd let out. "I don't even know who I'm saying it for; if it's for me or if it's for other people to hear or if it's for people directly in my life," she says, pausing to collect her thoughts before launching into a possible explanation. "Maybe it's my easiest way of telling people things I guess, but I don't know if it's always a good idea to get as personal as I do, just sometimes that ends up happening ... I guess a lot of people do this, but I write songs for therapeutic reasons and to try and figure out who I am or what to do next or how I got to that place or why I'm here." It's these very ideas that have formed Doiron's latest album So Many Days, a disc that's been three years and three cities in the making. Doiron recorded the album in Toronto, but many of its songs were shaped during her time in Montreal and Sackville, NB, which she now calls home. "In those two years following my last record, I was gone a lot and touring all the time, so I was writing a lot during that time, but when I was finally done touring and had some time off, I didn't want to run into the studio right away because as soon as the record would come out, I would have to go back on the road," Doiron states of the time lapse between 2009's I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day and her most recent release. There was a period in 2010 where Doiron was barely writing and was unsure whether she would continue making music, but old habits die hard and the songs continued to flow. "They just come out of nowhere and then I have all these songs. The other thing, too, is I don't have any other job. It would take me a lot of money and a lot of years of training to be able to get a job that would still somewhat support me and my family," Doiron begins before continuing on her previous train of thought. "I just kind of by default keep doing music, but on the other hand I really actually love performing live, I love being on tour. I actually feel very lost without that daily routine of getting in the van, driving eight hours, doing a sound check and doing a show, you know what I mean? ... I'm not very good at disciplining myself when I'm home." MEAGHAN BAXTER

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PREVUE // MOUNTAIN POP

PREVUE // NEW SPIN ON OLD FOLK

Stars

The Wilderness of Manitoba

Wilderness bound

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hat we do is we try to go to a place that's beautiful, and quiet, so that we can let the melodies unfold in front of us," Amy Millan states. "We've always found it difficult to do that in the city, so we always start albums by renting a house that will bring us a different energy." Millan, known best as one of the two intertwined voices fronting Stars' blasts of open-hearted pop music (she also a few solo discs to her name), is talking from the Oregon coast during a sliver of between-tour downtime. A few days later, Stars is heading out to coheadline a stadium tour with Metric, but at present she's discussing the beginnings of her band's most recent LP, The North. "It started for us this time in the Laurentians, where there was this gorgeous house, up in the hills in the middle of a ski town," she continues. "It had a fireplace that was six foot by six foot—[an] absolutely huge fireplace that we could've slept in. And that's where we began. From there we just followed the lead of the music. "The music is really the star of the show," she adds. "We're just kinda there to be the outlet for it." As an outlet, then, Stars let The North shape itself into a textured, subtly shifting take on the band's synth-pop output. There's a gorgeous shimmer to almost every part of the album, from the big, calling-card choral swells to the more nuanced hooks of its verses. Millan can pick out some influence of the Laurentian residency on the

North, more in the record's mood than its scope. "I think the heart of it, mostly, rather than the size of it," she says. "We were in this place that has been with the same family for 100 years, and it felt safe and warm and the outside was blistering cold. And I think that there was a warmth that that brought to the music." After that stint in the mountains, the band moved into Montréal's Studio Victor—a room where Sinatra had recorded, Millan notes, as well as the site where one of the first phonographs was made—to flesh out the final shape of it. In the flurry of press following the album's release, Stars' other vocalist, Torquil Campbell, suggested The North's "Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go when You Give It" could be the ballad of Stars. That seems to suggest a culminating moment of sorts, though Millan doesn't quite agree with the sentiment. "Well then, where do we go next?" she says. "I don't really like that idea, because that leaves us at some sort of finale to it all. And I definitely don't feel finished. I think that Stars tries to write great pop songs. Since Nightsongs, into Heart, into Set Yourself on Fire, into In Our Bedroom After the War, into The Five Ghosts into The North, that's been our mandate. And I think on all of those albums you will find great pop songs. I think we're just getting better at it, maybe, but I don't know. I think 'Elevator Love Letter' could easily be on this record, or 'Your ExLover Is Dead,' or 'Take Me to the Riot.' I mean, those are our greatest hits, people."

rom the urban wilds of Toronto, the Wilderness of Manitoba has been tweaking its take on the folk genre. The four-piece's previous albums rustle well within that genre's rustic bushes, but Island of Echoes finds the band stripping folk of its usual structures and emphases—minimizing the front-and-centre focus on acoustic plucks, dustbowl sentiments and endless synonyms for "roots"—and redressing its spirit up in expanded atmospherics: upping the harmony, digging into more varied, richer instrumentation, finding a sort-of '70s Fleetwood Mac vibe and letting loops build transitions between tracks. "We commonly think about folk music in the traditional sense," Will Whitwham begins. "Roots, folk, storytelling, Arlo and Woody Guthrie, and obviously Bob Dylan after that. We never really came from that much of a traditional background. But we're certainly inspired by people like Neil Young and Joni Mitch-

ell. A little bit less storytelling and a little bit more, I guess you could put them in the counter-cultural era. They certainly weren't writing protest songs, although obviously they're people who oppose war. "We started out lionizing people like that," he continues, adding Crosby Stills and Nash to that particular pile, "and then expanding on what folk means, I think, is taking that songwriter angle, and then you can spin that off into any direction you want. If you listen to Pink Floyd, it's completely songwriter music, a lot of it. It's just totally painted into this huge atmospheric musical landscape they're creating. And we've always dabbled in that, always made these atmospheric bits happen, particularly in our live setting." There's also a stronger rhythmic presence on Echoes, adding some oomph to the proceedings. "We played in a lot of nightclubs in America last year, and it's just natural that people want to go out on a Friday and move around, and it's hard to do that if you're just going to play this unplugged sort of outfit," Whitwham notes.

To that effect, being in a proper studio helped: after two basementrecorded full-lengths, the band chose to book three days in a professional recording set-up and hammer the album out. Now that it's done, Whitwham seems to see it as less of a new direction for the band and more of an exploration its done for itself (Echoes also marked a departure of vocalist Melissa Dalton, with the band adding Amanda Balsys in her place). After that, he seems eager to do further tinkering with the form. "We purged ourselves of all the creative ideas that were bouncing around for the last year or two," Whitwham says. "Which means we can start with a clean slate on the next album. Because we always had songs left over whenever we got in to record the next project, and now we don't have any—we just have all these brand new ideas that are just starting to come into play. "Obviously, with new people involved everything is going to change," he says. "And I think that's what I like the most. I'm looking forward to that happening more than anything else." PAUL BLINOV

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PREVUE // CULTURE FUSION

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rading in the unpredictable Canadian climate for the warm, sunny beaches of Belize has opened a creative gold mine for singer-songwriter Danny Michel. Belize was a holiday destination for Michel, but after setting up shop in the island country for a month to write the songs for the album Sunset Sea, Michel decided to return and immerse himself even further in Belize's rich culture and music scene to record his latest offering, Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me. "The music is completely different from any music we listen to in North America. There's no rock 'n' roll and everything's a little more thoughtful," Michel says with a sense of awe over

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the phone. "The country is just a beautiful country. It's full of wonderful people ... and it's just very humbling to go there and makes you appreciate how spoiled we are." While the journey has proved to be a beneficial turn in Michel's prolific music career—one that's spanned 10 studio albums and shows no sign of slowing down—he admits he was nervous to approach Belize-based producer Ivan Duran and the Garifuna Collective, a local band Michel says he's a fan of. "It's funny because you think, 'Oh I can't go do that; that's crazy.' Well, I thought just ask, what's the worst thing that can happen?" he laughs. The collaboration—which is credited as Danny Michel and The Benque Players on the album and draws its

namesake from the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen where the album was recorded—has seen Michel make a further departure from traditional folk into more creative and visionary territory, a continuing testament of his maturity as an artist. "They just do everything differently down there. It was incredible ... and recording, it was a reminder of how re-

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cording was supposed to be done back in the good old days: with more h e a r t .

They don't have all the fancy equipment and computers, and over the years, the way we record music has got quite lazy," Michel notes of the old school recording style, which lent itself well to the authentic sound he strived for with the album. "I didn't want to try and be like them and sound like their music and I didn't want them to sound like me. I wanted us, by mashing those two colours together, to come up with a new hue and I think that worked, because it doesn't sound like them and it doesn't really sound like my regular stuff either, but yet again, it does sound like me. I think we made a really neat hybrid." MEAGHAN BAXTER

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PREVUE // MULTINATIONAL SONGS

Rose Cousins

From PEI, by way of Boston

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ne tough part to the trade of being a touring musician is managing the constant pull away from home, but Prince Edward Island's Rose Cousins lucked out in her many travels. One highway highlight has been Boston, where she quickly fell into a

vibrant musical community. "Well, I spend a lot of time in Boston and have a really great group of friends down there, friends who I feel have taught me a lot and we've made a lot of music together and I guess I've had it on my mind for the last few years to do a project with them," explains Cousins on the phone. "It's such a really great supportive community and there's a lot of songwriters ... it's a

pretty consistent group of people and it's a big group of friends, a musical family, that I wanted to kinda capture on an album." Instead of lingering in the studio for too long to create We Have Made a Spark, Cousins let the talents of her friends speak for themselves by recording the songs quickly after making brisk arrangements.

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"I think that's what's so beautiful about this group of people, is that we've played and sung with each other so many times that I think that the thing about this record is that it's a performance," she says. "For the most part we were just in there together, playing with each other, so the vibe is very much a performance as opposed to chopping it up." Cousins seems to love embracing musical spontaneity, mentioning that she might try to rope some members of local openers 100 Mile House into learning a song or two for her upcoming show. When asked about her previous experiences with Edmonton, Rose Cousins recalled this past summer's Folk Festival. "I got to play the Edmonton Folk Festival this year and it was by far the best event that I've ever been to. It's incredibly well run and I met Emmylou Harris," she recalls. "And I got to play on the mainstage right before Bonnie Raitt and it was a really amazing experience, so any previous Edmonton experiences were replaced by that. I'm really excited to come back and play post-festival." DOUGLAS HOYER

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Red Molly, Dave Gunning/ Fri, Nov 9 (7 pm) This ain't no traditional prairie country. Celtic influences, blues and folk combine on this double bill for a little something different. (Full Moon Folk Club)

Hardcore for Humanity/Fri, Nov 9 (9 pm) Hardcore bands act tough, but they've got compassion too. Clean Up Your Act is bringing together a night of speaker-blowing insanity all in the name of helping out Edmonton's less fortunate. (DV8, admission by donation ($10 suggested) and accepting nonpersishable food and warm clothing donations)

De Menor A Mayor/ Sat, Nov 10 (1:30 pm) The weather is feeling a little chilly, but this five-piece can help you pretend you're somewhere a little warmer as they showcase sounds from Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. (Three Bananas Cafe)

Dehli 2 Dublin/ Fri, Nov 9 (9 pm) East meets west, electronic meets acoustic, mainstream meets underground and a whole lot of other combinations blend together on Delhi 2 Dublin's latest release of Turn Up The Stereo. You heard them; this one isn't meant for low volume. (Starlite Room) SonReal + Rich Kidd/ Sat, Nov 10 (8 pm) From the YVR to the YYZ, this rap collaborative brings some polished urban flavour to the YEG. (Haven Social Club, $14)

The Isotopes/ Tue, Nov 13 (8 pm) The "world's greatest baseball punks" are ready to hit a home run in Edmonton, or at least get to second base. (New City, $10 in advance, $12 at the door)

The Motorleague/ Thu, Nov 15 It's never good to bottle up frustrations, and The Motorleague has unleashed a whole lot of pent up fury on its new album Acknowledge, Acknowledge. Let out some frustration of your own when they blow through Edmonton. (Wunderbar)

Wintersleep/ Sat, Nov 10 and Sun, Nov 11 (8 pm) Two shows are always better than one, so get your Wintersleep fix while you can. (Starlite Room, $25)

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Anberlin Vital (Universal)  Anberlin's decade-long career has seen the release of six studio albums, the most noted of which was Cities in 2007. The follow ups, New Surrender and Dark Is The Way, Light Is a Place had commercial success, but left something to be desired creatively. It's safe to say Vital is the remedy to this void and may just knock Cities out of line for the new gold

standard of Anberlin records. Vital promised to be the band's most aggressive album to date, and it lives up that in its release. Replacing the at times overly poppy feel of its previous two albums, Vital features hard-hitting, no-holds-barred rockers like "Desires" or "Little Tyrants"—featuring an impressive guitar solo—interlaced with a couple of softer, yet still emotive and raw tracks like "Innocent," a piano-driven ode to a deceased loved one. Capping off the mature and polished instrumentals is Stephen Christian's unmistakable vocals, which drive home the lyrics with conviction and sincerity, delivering the band's best work yet. MEAGHAN BAXTER

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Martha Wainwright Come Home to Mama (V2) 

Indian Handcrafts Civil Disobedience for Losers (Sargent House) 

"The seven year itch is quite a bitch/ It's true" sings Marth Wainwright on "I Am Sorry," the opener of her third full-length album Come Home to Mama. Wainwright, who comes from some impressive musical lineage, holds her own with a release that's packed with blunt, honest stories weaving frank portrayals of the trials of life, love and loss. In the span of two months, Wainwright became a mother and lost her own to cancer, two major events that shape much of the album's incredibly open lyrics. However, Wainwright doesn't settle into a clichéd expanse of melancholy. The album deals with grief and the tangles of love, but also has a thread of hope and even a little humour. Wainwright's vocal stylings may not be for everyone, but there's no denying her chops as a songwriter and innovator.

Civil Disobedience for Losers is a straight-forward album: play hard and heavy. It's often the bands with only two people that aim to create the heaviest sound. Indian Handcrafts hits heavy, and aims for creatively intricate, but only makes its mark on one. While throwing in some interesting experimental techno sounds on the space-themed track "Starcraft"—which works—and trying out some laugh-inspiring lyrics on "The Jerk"—"You wanted a lover / But you got with the other / And his name was Steve"—the duo doesn't quite hit the mark with the strange windscape, techno additions to "Lion at the Door." But a band shouldn't be chastised for attempting creativity: overall, the album is a worthwhile, heavy listen, and it will be interesting to see how Indian Handcrafts evolves.

MEAGHAN BAXTER

SAMANTHA POWER

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Jay Sparrow White (Independent)

@VueWeekly: Edmonton-raised songwriter trades in for a synth. '80s influence is thick on this experimental whitewash. Kudos to the @Sonic1029 BOTM.

P.O.S. We Don't Even Live Here (Rhymesayers)

@VueWeekly: Moody and full of disdain, punk-rock infused rap that is oddly danceable. A heavy listen over crisp production.

Cody ChesnuTT Landing On a Hundred (Redeye Label)

@VueWeekly: Dripping with soul, ChesnuTT lands on somewhat of a '70s-inspired masterpiece. Recorded at the Rev. Al Green's main studio.

The Wilderness of Manitoba Island of Echoes (PopGuru)

@VueWeekly: Almost obsessively nostalgic '70s folk w/ a call for the rural, warm spots of your harmony lovin' heart. Coming soon to a folk fest near you.

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PREVUE // MUSIC AND HISTORY

Lizzy Hoyt Fri, Nov 9 (7:30 pm) With Vance Gilbert Horizon Stage, Spruce Grove, $25 – $30

FRI NOV 9

THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE

W/ WILLIAM CONTROL, AESTHETIC PERFECTION, & ANY LAST REGRETS

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istening to Lizzy Hoyt tear up a fiddle or to her powerful voice effortlessly spin vivid tales of past and present makes it hard to believe music wasn't always her first career choice. Hoyt's parents are professional classical musicians, but she says she didn't grow up with stars in her eyes hoping to follow in their footsteps. "I really understood it's a challenging way to make a living. It's not a regular paycheque in the bank, it's no pension, no benefits. I think as a young person, I thought, 'I'm going to see what else I'm interested in," says Hoyt, who earned a bachelor of arts degree during this pursuit. "I'm really glad I did it actually; I don't regret it at all. Certainly while I was doing it, it became more clear to me as time went on that what I was supposed to be doing was music." Music may be a tough profession, but the choice has turned out to be a positive one for Hoyt, who has gone on to earn a lengthy list of national and international accolades, not to mention the fact she's regarded as one of the top instrumentalists in

SUN NOV 11

QUIETUS

W/ KYOKTYS, IMMUNIZE, & ANUBIAN Lizzy Hoyt: Can shred on a fiddle

Canada. Her most recent album Home, an east-meets-west blend of her Maritime, Celtic and Alberta roots, displays her energetic fiddling style as well as her ever-evolving prowess as a songwriter. From that album came "Vimy Ridge," a touching personal tribute inspired by Hoyt's trip to the site in France in 2005. The song has led to a music video produced by Hoyt's sister Sarah—in collaboration with several video artists in France—which won the Best Canadian Short (Music Video) and "The Bobby Award" for best cinematography at this year's Edmonton International Film Festival.

THU NOV 15

NOISY COLOURS W/ MAD YOUNG DARLINGS & REND - A NIGHT OF FEMALE

"What really struck me was the personal side of it. All the young men that were there were just living in terrible conditions and seeing awful things," Hoyt explains, adding she didn't want the video—filmed on-location at the Vimy Ridge memorial in France—to be a cheesy reenactment of the battle. Rather, she wanted the video's captivating imagery to spread history through more personal means. "We decided to go with the concept of digging into the past ... it's that whole connection of discovering what was in the past is actually part of me and that we're not so different."

FRONTED ROCK

SUN NOV 18

COMEBACK KID W/ BACKTRACK, EXPIRE & SECRET RIVALS

TUES NOV 20

GALLOWS

W/ BARNBURNER & DESIDERATA

MEAGHAN BAXTER

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THURS NOV 22

ON TOUR WITH THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

THE REBIRTH BRASS BAND

NEW ORLEANS BRASS INSTITUTION & 2012 GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS - DOORS 10 PM FOR TICKETS- PLEASE VISIT WWW.YEGLIVE.CA

SAT NOV 10

FREE SHOW 4PM

THE TIFF HALL BAND W/ NADINE KELLMAN

STAND UP COMEDY

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THU NOV 8 ACCENT EUROPEAN LOUNGE folk/jazz/pop/ singer-songwriter live music Thu: this week with Seven Suns and Brad Kells; 9:30pm11:30pm; no minors; no cover BLUES ON WHYTE Too Slim And The Taildraggers; Nov 5-10 BOHEMIA There There Indigo (From Toronto) with I Am Machi

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AMELIA CURRAN WITH GUESTS

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FOAM LAKE WITH INDIGO JOSEPH, AND GUESTS

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CROWN PUB Break Down Thu at the Crown: D&B with DJ Kaplmplx, DJ Atomik with guests DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Thu; 9pm ELECTRIC RODEO–Spruce Grove DJ every Thu FILTHY MCNASTY’S Something Diffrent every Thursday with DJ Ryan Kill

COAST TO COAST Open stage every Fri; 9:30pm

YELLOHEAD BREWERY Jo Thrillz's Official Sophomore Mixtape Release Party; 8pm

THE COMMON Axe & Smash (DJ Set) & Allout DJs; $7 DV8 Hardcore For Humanity, fundraiser featuring Todas Caeran, Detroit, Contention, and Exits; Admission by donation ($10 suggested) - warm clothing and nonperishable food items also accepted ELEVATION ROOM–

TRANSCEND COFFEE

FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Requests every Thu with DJ Damian HALO Fo Sho: every Thu with Allout DJs DJ Degree, Junior Brown

HORIZON STAGE Vance Gilbert with Lizzy Hoyt; 7:30pm

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

IRISH CLUB Jam session every Fri; 8pm; no cover

L.B.'S PUB Open jam with Kenny Skoreyko, Fred LaRose and Gordy Mathews (Shaved Posse) every Thu; 9pm-1am LIT ITALIAN WINE BAR Mike Morrisseau Duo; 8pm; Free MARYBETH'S COFFEE HOUSE–Beaumont Open mic every Thu; 7pm NAKED CYBERCAFE & ESPRESSO BAR Open stage Thu; all ages; 9pmclose; no cover NEW CITY LEGION Karaoke From The Crypt, hosted by: Brendan Fraser; 18+; 8pm (doors), no cover NEW WEST HOTEL Canadian Country Hall of Fame Guest host Bev Munro; Nightwing, Nov 5-10 NORTH GLENORA HALL Jam by Wild Rose Old Time Fiddlers every Thu OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Jesse Peters (R&B, blues, jazz, Top 40); 9pm2am every Thu; no cover PUB 1824 Open jam session every Wed, hosted by Norm; 8pm RICHARD'S PUB Live R&B bands (dancing); 8pm RIC’S GRILL Peter Belec (jazz); most Thursdays; 7-10pm WESTIN HOTEL–SHARE LOUNGE Kayla & Matt Hotte, Nov 8-9, 4-7pm; Tim Harwill, Nov 8-10, 10pm WILD BILL’S–Red Deer TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close YARDBIRD SUITE Chris Donnelly “Double” Bill, part of Yardbird Jazz Festival; 7:30pm (doors); 8pm (show); $18 (member), $22 (guest)

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: wtft w djwtf - rock 'n' roll, blues, indie; Wooftop Lounge: Musical flavas incl funk, indie, dance/nu disco, breaks, drum and bass, house with DJ Gundam BRIXX BAR Hosted by Christian and Justin of Canyon Rose Outfit: Open turntables; E: kevin@

ON THE ROCKS Salsaholic: every Thu; dance lessons at 8pm; salsa DJ to follow OUTLAWS ROADHOUSE Wild Life Thursdays OVERTIME–Downtown Thursdays at Eleven: Electronic Techno and Dub Step RENDEZVOUS Metal night every Thu TAPHOUSE–St Albert Eclectic mix every Thu with DJ Dusty Grooves THIRSTY CAMEL The Sinder Sparks Show; every Thu; 8 - 12pm

GOOD NEIGHBOR PUB T.K. and the Honey Badgers every Fri; 8:30-midnight; no cover

JEFFREY'S CAFÉ Calan and Cole; $15 JEKYLL AND HYDE PUB Headwind (classic pop/ rock); every Fri; 9pm; no cover LIZARD LOUNGE Rock 'n' roll open mic every Fri; 8:30pm; no cover NEW CITY LEGION The Threads with Joe Solo and guests; 18+; 8pm (doors), $8 (door) NEW WEST HOTEL Nightwing, Nov 5-10 NORWOOD LEGION BRANCH The Neil Diamond Tribute Show with Joey Purpura; proceeds go to the Legion ON THE ROCKS Rocket Sauce; Nov 9-10

UNION HALL 3 Four All Thursdays: rock, dance, retro, top 40 with DJ Johnny Infamous

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

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

PAWN SHOP The Birthday Massacre with William Control and Aesthetic Perfection plus Guests; 8pm; $24.50 (adv), $28 (door)

FRI NOV 9 APEX CASINO The Substitutes; Nov 9-10 ARDEN THEATRE Danny Michel; 7:30pm; $30 ARTERY Colleen Brown with Ariane Mahryke Lemire and Dead Red Pine; 7:30pm ATLANTIC TRAP AND GILL Dirty Pool; Nov 9-10 BISTRO LA PERSAUD Blues: every Friday Night hosted by The Dr Blu Band; 8pm (music); drblu.ca BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ Heather Blush & the Uppercuts; 8:30pm BLUES ON WHYTE Too Slim And The Taildraggers; Nov 5-10 BOHEMIA Rave New World II, featuring DJs David James, Thanatoss, E.K.Y, and Adam Whalen BRIXX BAR Early Show: Twin Tusks, Anchoress & Riot in Paradise; 6pm (doors); Late Show: XoXo to follow (every Fri) CARROT Live music every Fri: This week with Emma Perri; all ages; 7pm; $5 (door) CASINO EDMONTON Jo Hikk; Nov 9-10 CASINO YELLOWHEAD Jukebox Leigh; Nov 9-10

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

BONEYARD ALE HOUSE The Rock Mash-up: DJ NAK spins videos every Fri; 9pm; no cover

COOK COUNTY SALOON Shane Yellowbird; 8pm

LUCKY 13 Sin Thu with DJ Mike Tomas

DJs

FESTIVAL PLACE The Lost Fingers

HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB The Wilderness of Manitoba with The Living Daylights and James of Dark Wood

LEVEL 2 LOUNGE Funk Bunker Thursdays

WINSPEAR CENTRE Organ Saturation; 9:30pm

BLACKSHEEP PUB Bash: DJ spinning retro to rock classics to current

FLUID LOUNGE Take Over Thursdays: Industry Night; 9pm

KRUSH ULTRA LOUNGE Open stage; 7pm; no cover

Classical

Etoroma Trio, Julia & Her Piano, Tatam Reeves; All ages; 8pm; $10

CARROT CAFÉ Zoomers Thu afternoon open mic; 1-4pm

J R BAR AND GRILL Live Jam Thu; 9pm

SONREAL & RICHKIDD

THE COMMON Uncommon Thursday: Indie with new DJ each week with resident

Yardbird Jazz Festival; 8pm (doors), 9pm (show); $18 (members), $22 (guests)

CAFÉ HAVEN Music every Thu: this week with Mat Halton; 7pm

EDDIE SHORTS Good Time Jamboree with Charlie Scream every Thu

WITH JO THRILLZ, AND DJ’S TWIST & SONNY GRIMEZZ AND POLITIC LIVE

CENTURY ROOM Lucky 7: Retro '80s with house DJ every Thu; 7pm-close

CLUB AT THE CITADEL After Hours Jam Session with Next To Normal cast; 10:30pm; $10

FLASH NIGHT CLUB Indust:real Assembly: Goth and Industrial Night with DJ Nanuck; no minors; 10pm (door); no cover

DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Thu at 9pm

SAT, NOV 10, THE HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB JCL AND URBAN DNA PRESENT

starliteroom.ca to book 30-min set

PUB 1824 Live music every Fri & Sat RED PIANO BAR Hottest dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Fri; 9pm2am ROSE AND CROWN PUB The Salesmen; Nov 9-10 ROYAL GLENORA CLUB Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and more; 6:30pm (cocktails), 7pm (dinner), 9:30pm (music); $69.95; Tie and jacket dress code ST. BASIL’S CULTURAL CENTRE Red Molly, Dave Gunning; 7pm (doors), 8pm (show); $18 (adv), $22 (door) STARLITE ROOM Delhi 2 Dublin, Juakali and support DJs; 9pm (doors) UNITARIAN CHURCH OF EDMONTON Tony Turner; 8pm $15 (door) WESTIN HOTEL–SHARE LOUNGE Kayla & Matt

Hotte, Nov 8-9, 4-7pm; Tim Harwill, Nov 8-10, 10pm

WILD BILL’S–Red Deer TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close YARDBIRD SUITE Mo Lefever and Limbs of the Stars, part of the 2012

BUDDY’S DJ Arrow Chaser every Fri; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm BUFFALO UNDERGROUND R U Aware Friday: Featuring Neon Nights CHROME LOUNGE Platinum VIP every Fri THE COMMON Boom The Box: every Fri; nu disco, hip hop, indie, electro, dance with weekly local and visiting DJs on rotation plus residents Echo and Shortround THE DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Fri; 9pm ELECTRIC RODEO– Spruce Grove DJ every Fri FILTHY MCNASTY'S Shake yo ass every Fri with DJ SAWG

SAT NOV 10 ALBERTA BEACH HOTEL Open stage with Trace Jordan 1st and 3rd Sat; 7pm-12 APEX CASINO The Substitutes; Nov 9-10 ARDEN THEATRE Honens Laureate Minsoo Sohn; 8pm ARTERY Rose Cousins with Guests; 7:30pm ATLANTIC TRAP AND GILL Dirty Pool; Nov 9-10 BAILEY THEATRE– CAMROSE Camrose Country Opry; 6pm (doors), 7pm (show); $8 (door), $7 (adv) BISTRO LA PERSAUD Ladies First Featuring DJ Mel Boogie with DJ Diamond and DJ Gamegirl also with Lady Vishus, DJ Navasia; 8pm; $20 (adv), $25 (door) BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Hair of the Dog: The Dead Stringers (live acoustic music every Sat); 10pm; no cover BLUE CHAIR CAFE Eileen Laverty Trio; 8:30pm BLUES ON WHYTE Every Sat afternoon: Jam with Back Door Dan; Too Slim And The Taildraggers; Nov 5-10 BOHEMIA Pur Luv BRITTANY'S LOUNGE Rob Taylor & Friends; 9pm; Cover by donation BRIXX BAR Stollery Toy Drive with Panda Jerk, Element Orange and The Cow Tippers; 6pm (doors) CARROT CAFÉ Sat Open mic; 7pm; $2

FLUID LOUNGE Hip hop and dancehall; every Fri

CASINO EDMONTON Jo Hikk; Nov 9-10

FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Top tracks, rock, retro with DJ Damian; every Fri

CASINO YELLOWHEAD Jukebox Leigh; Nov 9-10

HILLTOP PUB The Sinder Sparks Show; every Thu and Fri; 9:30pm-close JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY LGBT Community: Rotating DJs Fri and Sat; 10pm NEWCASTLE PUB House, dance mix every Fri with DJ Donovan O2'S TAPHOUSE AND GRILL DJs every Fri and Sat OVERTIME–Downtown Fridays at Eleven: Rock hip hop, country, top forty, techno REDNEX–Morinville DJ Gravy from the Source 98.5 every Fri RED STAR Movin’ on Up: indie, rock, funk, soul, hip hop with DJ Gatto, DJ Mega Wattson; every Fri SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE Fuzzion Friday: with Crewshtopher, Tyler M, guests; no cover SUEDE LOUNGE House, electro, Top40, R'n'B with DJ Melo-D every Fri SUITE 69 Release Your Inner Beast: Retro and Top 40 beats with DJ Suco; every Fri TEMPLE Silence be Damned: with DJs Gotthavok, Siborg, Nightroad; 9pm THIRSTY CAMEL The Sinder Sparks Showwith Stratosphere; 10pm - 2am TREASURY In Style Fri: DJ Tyco and Ernest Ledi; no line no cover for ladies all night long UNION HALL Ladies Night every Fri VINYL DANCE LOUNGE Connected Las Vegas Fridays Y AFTERHOURS Foundation Fridays

COAST TO COAST Live bands every Sat; 9:30pm THE COMMON Get Down Saturday Night presenting Eddie C!; $8 CROWN PUB Acoustic blues open stage with Marshall Lawrence, every Sat, 2-6pm; every Sat, 12-2am DEVON HOTEL PALS Acoustic Open Mic with Tim Harwill; Every Sat 4-6:30pm THE DISH NEK Trio (jazz); every Sat, 6pm DV8 Heavy Metal For Humanity United Way Fundraiser EDMONTON EVENT CENTRE Dj Jazzy Jeff With Skratch Bastid; 18+, no minors; 8:30pm (doors) ELKS LODGE NO 70 Any Last Regrets with The Body Politic and Riot in Paradise; 7pm; $15 (adv) ELEVATION ROOM– TRANSCEND COFFEE Mary-

Lee Bird (EP release), Jake Ian, Jordan Billie Zizi; All ages; 8pm; $10

FESTIVAL PLACE Digging Roots and later Ana Egge FILTHY MCNASTY'S The Tiff Hall Band with guest Nadine Kellman; 4pm;No cover GAS PUMP Saturday Homemade Jam: Mike Chenoweth HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB Son Real and Rich Kidd with Jo Thrillz and DJ's Twist & Sonny Grimezz and Politic Live HILLTOP PUB Sat afternoon roots jam with Pascal, Simon and Dan, 3:30-6:30pm; evening HOOLIGANZ Live music every Sat HYDEAWAY Marleigh and Mueller (classic pop/jazz/ musical theatre); 8pm; 3rd


Sat each month; $10 IRON BOAR PUB Jazz in Wetaskiwin featuring jazz trios the 1st Sat each month; $10 JEFFREY'S CAFÉ Dr. Blu; $15 L.B.'S PUB Sat afternoon Jam with Gator and Friends; 5-9pm Live music every Sat following jam LOUISIANA PURCHASE Suchy Sister Saturdays: Amber, Renee or Stephanie with accompaniment; 9:3011:30pm; no cover NEWCASTLE PUB & GRILL Shmenge Fest #6 NEW CITY LEGION Bleëd Arachne’s Web and guest; 18+; 8pm (door); $8 (door) NEW WEST HOTEL Country jam every Sat; 3-6pm; Nightwing, Nov 5-10 O’BYRNE’S Live band every Sat, 3-7pm; DJ every Sat, 9:30pm ON THE ROCKS Rocket Sauce; Nov 9-10 OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Dueling Piano's, all request live; 9pm-2am every Fri and Sat; no cover PAWN SHOP Julie Doiron with Jessica Jalbert with guests; no minors PUB 1824 Live music every Fri & Sat RED PIANO BAR Hottest dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Sat; 9pm-2am RIVER CREE–The Venue Sara Evans; 18+; 7pm (doors), 8pm (show) $59.50 ROSE AND CROWN PUB The Salesmen; Nov 9-10 SIDELINERS PUB Sat open stage; 3-7pm ST MARGARET'S ANGLICAN CHURCH Tim Chesterton with Carrie Day and Bill Werthmann; 7:30pm STARLITE ROOM Wintersleep & Elliot Brood, 9pm (doors); Nov 10-11 WESTIN HOTEL–SHARE LOUNGE John Calverley,

4-7pm; Tim Harwill, Nov 8-10, 10pm YARDBIRD SUITE The Writers' Guild and The Humane Beings, part of the 2012 Yardbird Jazz Festival; 8pm (doors), 9pm (show); $18 (members), $22 (guests)

Classical MCDOUGALL UNITED CHURCH Kokopelli Choir; 7:30pm; $16 (general), $13 (students) WINSPEAR CENTRE Triumphant Organ Tribute; 8pm

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: The Menace Sessions: Alt Rock/ Electro/Trash with Miss Mannered; Wooftop: Sound It Up!: classic hip-hop and reggae with DJ Sonny Grimezz; Underdog: Dr. Erick BLACKSHEEP PUB DJ every Sat BONEYARD ALE HOUSE DJ Sinistra Saturdays: 9pm BUDDY'S Feel the rhythm every Sat with DJ Phon3 Hom3; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm BUFFALO UNDERGROUND Head Mashed In Saturday: Mashup Night DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Sat; 9pm ELECTRIC RODEO– Spruce Grove DJ every Sat FILTHY MCNASTY'S Fire up your night every Saturday with DJ SAWG FLUID LOUNGE Scene Saturday's Relaunch: Party; hip-hop, R&B and Dancehall with DJ Aiden Jamali

NEWCASTLE PUB Top 40 requests every Sat with DJ Sheri O2'S TAPHOUSE AND GRILL DJs every Fri and Sat OVERTIME–Downtown Saturdays at Eleven: R'n'B, hip hop, reggae, Old School PALACE CASINO Show Lounge DJ 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) RED STAR Indie rock, hip hop, and electro every Sat with DJ Hot Philly and guests ROUGE LOUNGE Rouge Saturdays: global sound and Cosmopolitan Style Lounging with DJ Rezzo, DJ Mkhai SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE Your Famous Saturday with Crewshtopher, Tyler M SUEDE LOUNGE House, electro, Top40, R'n'B with DJ Melo-D every Fri SUITE 69 Stella Saturday: retro, old school, top 40 beats with DJ Lazy, guests TEMPLE Oh Snap! Oh Snap with Degree, Cool Beans, Specialist, Spenny B and Mr. Nice Guy and Ten 0; every Sat 9pm UNION HALL Celebrity Saturdays: every Sat hosted by DJ Johnny Infamous

BOGANI CAFE Edmonton Ukulele Circle; 3rd Sun of each month; 3:30-5pm; $5 fee CAFFREY'S–Sherwood Park The Sunday Blues Jam: hosted by Kevin and Rita McDade and the Grey Cats Blues Band, guests every week; 5-9pm; no cover CHA ISLAND TEA CO Live on the Island: Rhea March hosts open mic and Songwriter's stage; starts with a jam session; 7pm COOK COUNTY SALOON Crown Royal Wrap-up Party Featuring Aaron Pritchett; 8pm; $15 (adv), $20 (door) DEVANEY’S IRISH PUB Celtic open stage every Sun with Keri-Lynne Zwicker; 5:30pm; no cover DOUBLE D'S Open jam every Sun; 3-8pm EDDIE SHORTS Open stage with Dan Daniels every Sun FILTHY MCNASTY'S Rock and Soul Sundays with DJ Sadeeq HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB CD Release Featuring The Ospreys Kayla Hotte & Her Rodeao Pals HOGS DEN PUB Open Jam: hosted; open jam every Sun, all styles welcome; 3-7pm

VINYL DANCE LOUNGE Signature Saturdays

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

Y AFTERHOURS Release Saturdays

O’BYRNE’S Open mic every Sun; 9:30pm-1am

SUN NOV 11

ON THE ROCKS Seven Strings Sun: Mourning Wood; 9pm

FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Top tracks, rock, retro every Sat with DJ Damian

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

HALO For Those Who Know: house every Sat with DJ Junior Brown, Luke Morrison, Nestor Delano, Ari Rhodes

BLACKJACK'S ROADHOUSE–Nisku Open mic every Sun hosted by Tim Lovett

JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY LGBT Community: Rotating DJs Fri and Sat; 10pm

BLUE PEAR RESTAURANT Jazz on the Side Sun 5:30-8:30pm; $25 if not dining

BLUE CHAIR CAFE Sunday Brunch: Will Cramer; 10:30am-2:30pm; donations

OUTLAWS ROADHOUSE Jason Greeley; 8pm O2'S TAP HOUSE AND GRILL Live rock band every Sun with Joint Chiess PAWN SHOP Quietus with Kyoktys and Immunize along with Anubian; 8pm; $8 (adv)

RICHARD'S PUB Sun Live Jam hosted by Carson Cole; 4pm STARLITE ROOM Wintersleep & Elliot Brood, 9pm (doors); Nov 10-11 YELLOWHEAD BREWERY Open Stage: Every Sun, 8pm

Classical ROBERTSON-WESLEY UNITED CHURCH Enterprise Quartet; 2pm

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

MON NOV 12 AVENUE THEATRE Sunninlynguists with Tonedeff, Sadistik & DJ

FlipFlop; no minors BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Sleeman Mon: live music monthly; no cover BLUES ON WHYTE Cece Teneal; Nov 12-17 DEVANEY'S IRISH PUB Singer/songwriter open stage every Mon; 8pm NEW WEST HOTEL 4'S A Crowd; Nov 12-17 OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Monday Open Stage PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL Acoustic instrumental old time fiddle jam every Mon; hosted by the Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Society; 7pm ROSE BOWL/ROUGE LOUNGE Acoustic open stage every Mon; 9pm

VENUE GUIDE ACCENT EUROPEAN LOUNGE 8223-104 St, 780.431.0179 ALE YARD TAP 13310-137 Ave ARTERY 9535 Jasper Ave AVENUE THEATRE 9030-118 Ave, 780.477.2149 BISTRO LA PERSAUD 861791 St, 780.758.6686 BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE 10425-82 Ave, 780.439.1082 BLACKJACK'S ROADHOUSE– Nisku 2110 Sparrow Drive, Nisku, 780.986.8522 BLACKSHEEP PUB 11026 Jasper Ave, 780.420.0448 BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ 9624-76 Ave, 780.989.2861 BLUE PEAR RESTAURANT 10643-123 St, 780.482.7178 BLUES ON WHYTE 10329-82 Ave, 780.439.3981 BOHEMIA 10217-97 St BONEYARD ALE HOUSE 9216-34 Ave, 780.437.2663 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, cafehaven.ca CARROT CAFÉ 9351-118 Ave, 780.471.1580 CASINO EDMONTON 7055 Argylll Rd, 780.463.9467 CASINO YELLOWHEAD 12464-153 St, 780 424 9467 CENTURY CASINO 13103 Fort Rd, 780.643.4000 CHA ISLAND TEA CO 10332-81 Ave, 780.757.2482 CHROME LOUNGE 132 Ave, Victoria Trail COAST TO COAST 5552 Calgary Tr, 780.439.8675

COMMON 9910-109 St CROWN PUB 10709-109 St, 780.428.5618 DEVANEY’S IRISH PUB 9013-88 Ave, 780.465.4834 DEVON HOTEL 1 Huron Street, Devon, AB THE DISH 12417 Stony Plain Rd, 780.488.6641 DRUID 11606 Jasper Ave, 780.454.9928 DUSTER’S PUB 6402-118 Ave, 780.474.5554 DV8 8307-99 St EARLY STAGE SALOON– Stony Plain 4911-52 Ave, Stony Plain EDDIE SHORTS 10713-124 St, 780.453.3663 EDMONTON EVENTS CENTRE WEM Phase III, 780.489.SHOW ELECTRIC RODEO–Spruce Grove 121-1 Ave, Spruce Grove, 780.962.1411 ELEPHANT AND CASTLE– Whyte Ave 10314 Whyte Ave EXPRESSIONZ CAFÉ 993870 Ave, 780.437.3667 FESTIVAL PLACE 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780.449.3378 FIDDLER’S ROOST 890699 St FILTHY MCNASTY’S 1051182 Ave, 780.916.1557 FLASH NIGHT CLUB 10018105 St, 780.996.1778 FLUID LOUNGE 10888 Jasper Ave, 780.429.0700 FUNKY BUDDHA 10341-82 Ave, 780.433.9676 GOOD EARTH COFFEE HOUSE AND BAKERY 9942-108 St GOOD NEIGHBOR PUB 11824-103 St HALO 10538 Jasper Ave, 780.423.HALO

HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB 15120A (basement), Stony Plain Rd, 780.756.6010 HILLTOP PUB 8220-106 Ave, 780.490.7359 HOGS DEN PUB 9, 14220 Yellowhead Tr HOOLIGANZ 10704-124 St, 780.995.7110 HYDEAWAY 10209-100 Ave, 780.426.5381 IRON BOAR PUB 4911-51st St, Wetaskiwin J AND R 4003-106 St, 780.436.4403 JEFFREY’S CAFÉ 9640 142 St, 780.451.8890 JEKYLL AND HYDE 10209100 Ave, 780.426.5381 JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY 10242-106 St, 780.756.5667 KAS BAR 10444-82 Ave, 780.433.6768 L.B.’S PUB 23 Akins Dr, St Albert, 780.460.9100 LEGENDS PUB 6104-172 St, 780.481.2786 LEVEL 2 LOUNGE 11607 Jasper Ave, 2nd Fl, 780.447.4495 LIT ITALIAN WINE BAR 10132-104 St LIZARD LOUNGE 13160118 Ave MARYBETH'S COFFEE HOUSE–Beaumont 5001-30 Ave, Beaumont, 780.929.2203 NAKED CYBERCAFE & ESPRESSO BAR 10303-108 St, 780.425.9730 NEWCASTLE PUB 6108-90 Ave, 780.490.1999 NEW CITY 8130 Gateway Boulevard NISKU INN 1101-4 St NOLA CREOLE KITCHEN & MUSIC HOUSE 11802-124 St, 780.451.1390, experiencenola.

com 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 ON WHYTE 780.454.0203 O2'S TAPHOUSE AND GRILL 13509-127 St, 780.454.0203 OVERTIME–Downtown 10304-111 St, 780.465.6800 OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK 100 Granada Blvd, Sherwood Park, 790.570.5588 PAWN SHOP 10551-82 Ave, Upstairs, 780.432.0814 PLAYBACK PUB 594 Hermitage Rd, 130 Ave, 40 St PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL 1086057 Ave PUB 1824 12402-118 Ave, 587.521.1824 REDNEX BAR–Morinville 10413-100 Ave, Morinville, 780.939.6955 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, 780-457-3117 RIC’S GRILL 24 Perron Street, St Albert, 780.460.6602 ROSEBOWL/ROUGE LOUNGE 10111-117 St, 780.482.5253 ROSE AND CROWN 10235101 St R PUB 16753-100 St, 780.457.1266 SECOND CUP–89 AVE 8906-149 St SECOND CUP–Sherwood Park 4005 Cloverbar

Rd, Sherwood Park, 780.988.1929 • Summerwood Summerwood Centre, Sherwood Park, 780.988.1929 SIDELINERS PUB 11018-127 St, 780.453.6006 SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE 12923-97 St, 780.758.5924 SPORTSMAN'S LOUNGE 8170-50 St STARLITE ROOM 10030-102 St, 780.428.1099 STEEPS TEA LOUNGE– Whyte Ave 11116-82 Ave SUEDE LOUNGE 11806 Jasper Ave, 780.482.0707 SUITE 69 2 Fl, 8232 Gateway Blvd, 780.439.6969 TAPHOUSE 9020 McKenney Ave, St Albert, 780.458.0860 TREASURY 10004 Jasper Ave, 7870.990.1255, thetreasurey.ca TWO ROOMS 10324 Whyte Ave, 780.439.8386 VEE LOUNGE, APEX CASINO–St Albert 24 Boudreau Rd, St Albert, 780.460.8092, 780.590.1128 VINYL DANCE LOUNGE 10740 Jasper Ave, 780.428.8655, vinylretrolounge.com WILD BILL’S–Red Deer Quality Inn North Hill, 7150-50 Ave, Red Deer, 403.343.8800 WINSPEAR CENTRE 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square; 780.28.1414 WUNDERBAR 8120-101 St, 780.436.2286 Y AFTERHOURS 10028-102 St, 780.994.3256, yafterhours. com YELLOWHEAD BREWERY 10229-105 St, 780.423.3333 YESTERDAYS PUB 112, 205 Carnegie Dr, St Albert, 780.459.0295

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DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: Blue Jay’s Messy Nest: mod, brit pop, new wave, British rock with DJ Blue Jay CROWN PUB

Mixmashitup Mon Industry Night: with DJ Fuzze, J Plunder (DJs to bring their music and mix mash it up) FILTHY MCNASTY'S Metal Mondays with DJ Tyson LUCKY 13 Industry Night every Mon with DJ Chad Cook

TUE NOV 13 BAILEY THEATRE– CAMROSE Tim Williams hosted by Curtis Bessette; 7pm (doors), 8pm (show); $10 (door)

Johnson and friends; 9:30pm O2'S ON WHYTE DJ Grizz every Tue industry night OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK The Campfire Hero's (acoustic rock, country, top 40); 9pm-2am every Tue; no cover PADMANADI Open stage every Tue; with Mark Davis; all ages; 7:3010:30pm PUB 1824 Karaoke every Tue; 8pm R PUB Open stage jam every Tue; hosted by Gary and the Facemakers; 8pm RED PIANO All request band Tuesdays: Joint Chiefs (classic rock, soul, R&B) every Tue

CROWN PUB Live Hip Hop Tue: freestyle hip hop with DJ Xaolin and Mc Touch DV8 Creepy Tombsday: Psychobilly, Hallowe'en horrorpunk, deathrock with Abigail Asphixia and Mr Cadaver; every Tue RED STAR Experimental Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Electro with DJ Hot Philly; every Tue RED PIANO All Request Band Tuesdays: Classic rock, soul and R&B with Joint Chiefs; 8pm; $5 SUITE 69 Rockstar Tuesdays: Mash up and Electro with DJ Tyco, DJ Omes with weekly guest DJs

WED NOV 14

BLUES ON WHYTE Cece Teneal; Nov 12-17

SECOND CUP– Summerwood Open stage/open mic every Tue; 7:30pm; no cover

BRITTANY'S LOUNGE Phat Tuesday in The Quarters, The Rooster Davis Group, New Orleans Jump & Boogie; 8-11pm

YARDBIRD SUITE Tue Night Sessions: Joel Gray Quartet; 7:30pm (doors), 8pm (show); $5 (members & guests)

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

Classical

BLUES ON WHYTE Cece Teneal; Nov 12-17

BRIXX BAR Ruby Tuesdays with host Mark Feduk; $5 after 8pm; this week guests: The Turning Away & Sean Brewer DRUID IRISH PUB Open stage every Tue; with Chris Wynters; 9pm L.B.’S Tue Blues Jam with Ammar; 9pm-1am LIT ITALIAN WINE BAR Richard Monkman Duo; 8pm; Free

CITADEL THEATRE Edmonton Opera presents documentary "Village of Widows" with Q&A; 7-8:45pm; Free WINSPEAR CENTRE ESO & Winspear Overture; 12pm

DJs

NEW WEST HOTEL 4'S A Crowd; Nov 12-17

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

O’BYRNE’S Celtic jam every Tue; with Shannon

BUDDYS DJ Arrow Chaser every

NEW CITY LEGION Off With Their Heads, The Blame-Its, The Isotopes, Rebuild/Repair; 18+; 8pm (door), 9pm (show)

ARTERY The Crooked Brothers with Guest; 7:30pm

CHA ISLAND TEA CO Whyte Noise Drum Circle: Join local drummers for a few hours of beats and fun; 6pm CROWN PUB The D.A.M.M Jam: Open stage/original plugged in jam with Dan, Miguel and friends every Wed DEVANEY'S Duff Robinson EDDIE SHORTS Electric open jam with Steven Johnson Experience every Wed EDMONTON EVENT CENTRE GWAR with Devildriver, Cancer Bats & Legacy of Disorder;

6:30pm (doors); All ages ELEPHANT AND CASTLE– Whyte Ave Open mic every Wed (unless there's an Oilers game); no cover FIDDLER'S ROOST Little Flower Open Stage every Wed with Brian Gregg; 8pm-12 GOOD EARTH COFFEE HOUSE AND BAKERY Breezy Brian Gregg; every Wed; 12-1pm HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB Open stage every Wed with Jonny Mac, 8:30pm, free HOOLIGANZ Open stage every Wed with host Cody Nouta; 9pm JOHN L. HAAR THEATRE Dan Skakun Quintet; 7:30pm JUBILEE AUDITORIUM Alice Cooper's Raise the Dead tour NEW WEST HOTEL Free classic country dance lessons every Wed, 7-9pm; 4'S A Crowd; Nov 12-17 OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Jason Greeley (acoustic rock, country, Top 40); 9pm-2am every Wed; no cover PLAYBACK PUB Open Stage every Wed hosted by JTB; 9pm-1am PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL Acoustic Bluegrass jam presented by the Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society; every Wed, 6:3011pm; $2 (member)/$4 (non-member) PUB 1824 Open jam session every Wed, hosted by Norm; 8pm RED PIANO BAR Wed Night Live: hosted by dueling piano players; 8pm-1am; $5

RICHARD'S PUB Live Latin Band Salsabor every Wed; 9pm SECOND CUP–149 St Open stage with Alex Boudreau; 7:30pm UNION HALL Madchild Dope Sick Tour featuring Brothers Grim, Cash Game and Fatty; 9pm

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"Rated R (for Relocation)"--movies you'll never see.

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

Classical MCDOUGALL UNITED CHURCH Suzanne Langor with Aaron Au and Sarah Ho; 12pm

DJs 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 BUDDY'S DJ Dust 'n' Time every Wed; 9pm (door); no cover THE COMMON Treehouse Wednesdays FILTHY MCNASTY'S Pint Night Wednesdays with DJ SAWG

Across

4 Sierra Club founder

FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Latin and Salsa music every Wed; dance lessons 8-10pm

1 Mensa members' stats

5 Wilson of Heart

4 Passages ___ (treatment facility fre-

6 It may be flipped

quented by celebrities)

7 Tel Aviv's country: abbr.

LEGENDS PUB Hip hop/ R&B with DJ Spincycle

10 Be civilly disobedient

8 Rude person

14 Trophy

9 Like many a Christmas sweater gift

NIKKI DIAMONDS Punk and ‘80s metal every Wed

15 In ___ (all together)

10 Food associated with cable cars

RED STAR Guest DJs every Wed

16 Caucus state

11 Payback without the payback

TEMPLE Wild Style Wed: Hip hop open mic hosted by Kaz and Orv; $5

17 Tunnel effect created by blowing

12 Come up short

air through a line of empty-headed

13 Skosh

participants?

18 Take first place

19 Gave prompts to

22 7-Eleven drink

20 Prime minister between Major and

24 Comedian Margaret

Brown

25 Annette of "The Kids Are All Right"

21 Supreme Court garb

26 Barroom brawl souvenirs

23 Idi with an evil history

28 "Mickey" singer Basil

24 "2 Broke Girls" network

29 Chevy model

27 Gaucho's rope

31 Comment after the bell

30 Channel that reruns "Family Feud"

32 Rack up

31 Solo's attempt at an orchard?

33 Directional suffix

34 Artificial, like body parts

34 Type of pricing

35 One who's doomed

36 Letters on a sunscreen bottle

36 "Get outta here!"

37 Karate move

39 Ltd., in the States

38 ___ avis

40 Civil War side

43 TLA texted by teens

41 Moon status

45 Landing spot

42 Oil from orange blossoms

46 He rode in the General Lee

44 Guy who complains there are too

47 Like some garages, size-wise

many trees in the woods?

48 "Doonesbury" pot smoker

46 Guitarist Scaggs

51 Basic sandwich

49 ___ New Guinea

53 Sage voiced by Frank Oz

50 Part of a line: abbr.

54 ___ buco

51 "Vertigo" singer

55 "The Daily Show" name

52 Grand Ole ___

56 Acne-fighting brand

54 Like days of yore

57 Word in wedding notices

55 Singer Mitchell

59 Crater's edge

58 Idiot who drove his car into two

60 Honorific poem

feet of mud?

61 DC player, for short

62 Farm beasts

©2012 Jonesin' Crosswords

63 Run-DMC's sneaker of choice 64 Actor Hakeem ___-Kazim of "24" 65 No, to Nijinsky 66 Woke up after passing out 67 Slip up

Down 1 3-down remedy 2 Feelings that something's not right 3 Injury helped by a 1-down

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FREEWILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19): The data that's stored and disseminated on the Internet is unimaginably voluminous. And yet the 540 billion trillion electrons that carry all this information weigh about the equivalent of a strawberry. I'd like to use this fun fact as a metaphor for the work you're doing these days—and the play, too. Your output is prodigious. Your intensity is on the verge of becoming legendary. The potency of your efforts is likely to set in motion effects that will last for a long time. And yet, to the naked eye or casual observer, it all might look as simple and light as a strawberry. TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20): What if you have a twin sister or brother that your mother gave up for adoption right after you were born and never told you about? Or what if you

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have a soul twin you've never met —a potential ally who understands life in much the same ways that you do? In either case, now is a time when the two of you might finally discover each other. At the very least, Taurus, I suspect you'll be going deeper and deeper with a kindred spirit who will help you transform your stories about your origins and make you feel more at home on the planet. GEMINI (May 21 – Jun 20): I urged my readers to meditate on death not as the end of physical life, but as a metaphor for shedding what's outworn. I then asked them to describe the best death they had ever experienced. I got a response that's applicable to you right now. It's from a reader named Judd: "My best death was getting chicken pox at age 13 while living in

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the Philippines. My mother banished me to the TV room. I was uncomfortable but hyperactive, lonely and driven to agony by the awful shows. But after six hours, something popped. My suffering turned inside out and a miracle bloomed. I closed my eyes and my imagination opened up like a vortex. Images, ideas, places, dreams, people familiar and strange—all amazing, colourful and vibrant—flowed through my head. I knew then and there that no material thing on this Earth could hook me up to the source of life like my own thoughts. I was free!" CANCER (Jun 21 – Jul 22): Conservationists are surprised by what has been transpiring in and around Nepal's Chitwan National Park. The tigers that

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live there have changed their schedule. Previously, they prowled around at all hours, day and night. But as more people have moved into the area, the creatures have increasingly become nocturnal. Researchers who have studied the situation believe the tigers are doing so in order to better coexist with humans. I suspect that a metaphorically similar development is possible for you, Cancerian. Meditate on how the wildest part of your life could adapt better to the most civilized part—and vice versa. (Read more: tinyurl.com/HumanTiger.) LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 22): What is a dry waterfall? The term may refer to the location of an extinct waterfall where a river once fell over a cliff but has since stopped flowing. Döda Fallet in Sweden is such a place. "Dry waterfall" may also signify a waterfall that only exists for a while after a heavy rain and then disappears again. One example is on Brukkaros Mountain in Namibia. A third variant shows up in Cliffs Beyond Abiquiu, Dry Waterfall, a landscape painting by Georgia O'Keeffe. It's a lush rendering of a stark landscape near the New Mexico town where O'Keeffe lived. Soon you will have your own metaphorical version of a dry waterfall, Leo. It's ready for you if you're ready for it. VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22): You are getting to where you need to be, but you're still not there. You have a good share of the raw materials you will require to accomplish your goal, but as of yet you don't have enough of the structure that will make everything work. The in-between state you're inhabiting reminds me of a passage from the author Elias Canetti: "His head is made of stars, but not yet arranged into constellations." Your next assignment, Virgo, is to see what you can do about coalescing a few constellations. LIBRA (Sep 23 – Oct 22): Doctors used to believe that ulcers were caused by stress and spicy foods. But in the 1980s, two researchers named Barry Marshall and Robin Warren began to promote an alternative theory. They believed the culprit was H pylori, a type of bacteria. To test their hypothesis, Marshall drank a petri dish full of H pylori. Within days he got gastric symptoms and underwent an endoscopy. The evidence proved that he and his partner were correct. They won a Nobel Prize for their work. (And Marshall recovered just fine.) I urge you to be inspired by their approach, Libra. Formulate experiments that allow you to make practical tests of your ideas, and consider using yourself as a guinea pig. SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21): This is not prime time for you to rake in rewards, collect hard-earned goodies and celebrate successes you've been building towards for a long time. It's fine if you end up doing those things,

but I suspect that what you're best suited for right now is getting things started. You'll attract help from unexpected sources if you lay the groundwork for projects you want to work on throughout 2013. You'll be in alignment with cosmic rhythms, too. Your motto comes from your fellow Scorpio, writer Robert Louis Stevenson: "Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant." SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21): On a beach, a man spied a pelican that was barely moving. Was it sick? He wanted to help. Drawing close, he discovered that ants were crawling all over it. He brushed them off, then carried the bird to his car and drove it to a veterinarian. After a thorough examination, the doctor realized the pelican was suffering from a fungus that the ants had been eating away—and probably would have removed completely if the man hadn't interfered. Moral of the story: sometimes healing takes place in unexpected ways and nature knows better than we do about how to make it happen. Keep that in mind during the coming weeks, Sagittarius. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19): A farmer in Japan found a 56-leaf clover. Well, actually, he bred it in his garden at home. It took effort on his part. Presumably, it provided him with 14 times the luck of a mere four-leaf clover. I don't think your good karma will be quite that extravagant in the coming week, Capricorn, but there's a decent chance you'll get into at least the 16-leaf realm. To raise your odds of approaching the 56-leaf level of favorable fortune, remember this: luck tends to flow in the direction of those who work hard to prepare for it and earn it.

COMMENT >> CHANNELING ANGER

Mad motivation

Why do the angry get labelled as irrational? I am guided by anger in many ways. My DiFranco's song "Not a Pretty Girl" in activism and writing is often motivated which she sings: "I am not an angry by anger. I have been cautioned about girl/ But it seems like I've got everyone letting anger provoke my activism and fooled/ Every time I say something they set the tone of my writing. Anfind hard to hear/ They chalk it ger is often dismissed as irraup to my anger/ And never tional and uncivilized. to their own fear." Chrystos Two-spirit poet, author and Ani are both making the m o ekly.c vuewe alexa@ and activist Chrystos spoke distinction between being Alexa e an angry person and being at the University of Alberta's n DeGag politically motivated by anger. If Faculty of Native Studies' Born This Way: Two Spirit Voices Confersomeone is by nature an angry person, ence on November 2 – 3. Among the it is thought that they will react in anmany themes, ideas and emotions that ger no matter how grave the situation. Chrystos addressed, anger was central. If, however, someone reacts in anger to In response to an audience question particularly egregious situations, their about anger in her writing, Chrystos reanger is seen as a temporary state that counted: "In a book called Fugitive Colcan and should be surmounted by reaors, I wrote a 12-page poem about anger son. In both cases, anger is understood and just went off. All the reviewers who to be an unproductive overreaction. have ever reviewed my work, the first Historically and currently, particular thing they say about me is that I am anmembers of society have been cast as gry. And I think that that's actually a racirrationally angry including racial minoriist ploy to avoid listening to what I have ties, women, queers, mentally ill people, to say. I don't actually feel like I am that disabled people and poor people. Alangry of a person." As Chrystos argues, though their concerns are absolutely those sitting at the top will attempt to justified, they are deemed irrational, unundermine the uniting and motivating civilized and even juvenile expressions nature of anger by claiming that anger of anger. runs counter to reason, rationality and civility. In so doing, voices are silenced, Anger is dismissed and downplayed and the needs and demands of the opso vehemently because it is powerful. pressed are trivialized and delegitimized. Chrystos further argued: "Anger is a very Chrystos' words reminded me of Ani sacred emotion. In the colonizer culture,

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anger is counter to what colonizers want. Colonization is the process of turning people into willing slaves." When anger is shared among the oppressed masses, existing social order and power relations can be threatened. In the past year, we have seen many examples of how shared anger over certain political and social issues has led to various kinds of political action, including mass protests and occupy movements. To varying degrees of success, these efforts have channeled anger and frustration toward political and social change. While anger motivates and energizes my writing and activism, it is difficult to properly channel this emotion. Yet left unattended and ignored, anger can depress and exhaust any activist. How do we use anger to motivate us? How do we embrace it? How do we move beyond the frustration of being ignored, delegitimized and silenced when we show emotion? Audre Lorde offers this reflection in the book Sister Outsider: "My response to racism is anger. I have lived with that anger, ignoring it, feeding upon it, learning to use it before it laid my visions to waste, for most of my life. Once I did it in silence, afraid of the weight. My fear of anger taught me nothing. Your fear of anger will teach you nothing, also." V

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18): The largest bell in the world is located in Moscow, Russia. Called the Tsar Bell, it's made of bronze, weighs 445 170 lbs and is elaborately decorated with images of people, angels and plants. It has never once been rung in its 275 years of existence. Is there anything comparable in your own life, Aquarius? Some huge presence that has never actually been used? The time is near when that stillness may finally come to an end. I suggest you decide how this will occur rather than allowing fate to choose for you. PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20): Are you interested in experiencing a close brush with a holy anomaly or a rowdy blessing or a divine wild card? If not, that's perfectly OK. Just say, "No, I'm not ready for a lyrical flurry of uncanny grace." And the freaky splendour or convulsive beauty or mystical mutation will avoid making contact with you, no questions asked. But if you suspect you might enjoy communing with a subversive blast of illumination—if you think you could have fun coming to terms with a tricky epiphany that blows your mind—then go out under the night sky and whisper a message like this: "I'm ready for you, sweetness. Find me."

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COMMENT >> SEX

Leaving the campsite better

How to dump a younger, boring lover and choosing a religion DEAR READERS: I'm writing this week's column in a drug-induced coma. Well, not quite a coma, but close. I was fighting a cold for two weeks and the cold won: it morphed into an insanely painful sinus infection—you know it's bad when your doctor urges you to err on the side of too much Vicodin, not too little. So a warning to everyone whose letter appears in this week's column: my reliably sucky advice is probably going to be suckier than usual.

social with me, and the novelty of getting naked with an 18-year-old has worn off. I could stop seeing him, I guess, but saying, "You give great head, but you bore me" is rude. I'm mindful of your rule about treating younger partners like campsites: leave them in better shape than you found them. I'm doing that, by treating him respectfully and showing him that it's possible to be openly gay and have support from family and friends, but I don't know where to go next. Not Wild About The Boy

This probably falls into the category of a so-what's-the-problem problem: I'm a bearish 44-year-old who can't Don't sell yourself short, NWATB: get a hot Latin 18-year-old guy to it's possible that this 18-year-old stop sucking my dick. Craigslist is into you. He could be one of was involved initially, but E those younger guys who SAVAG now he comes by for weekprefer older men and ly sessions of mutual head bearish older guys could .com and leaves immediately be his type. But the eatweekly e u v @ e agelov afterward. His round trip sav and-run routine makes n a D on the subway lasts longer it somewhat likelier that Savage than his stays at my place. He's you're not, in fact, what he's a sweet kid but deeply closeted; givlooking for, but all he feels he can en what little I know of his Dominisafely get. You're far enough away can family and group of friends, he's geographically, and far enough reyears away from coming out. I'm moved socially, that there's no risk under no illusion that I'm what he's of exposure. He's not going to run looking for, but I am an available into you on the street when he's sexual outlet. The trouble for me is walking around with his friends and he won't kiss and won't do anything the odds that you know someone in

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common are nonexistent. Anyway, here's what you do: tell him that he's hot, tell him that he's a good little cocksucker, but that's not enough for you to sustain your interest. You're not asking to meet his friends or family—you're not asking him to risk exposure—but if he wants to keep blowing you, well, there's going to be some getting to know you. He'll have to risk a conversation now and then, maybe even watching a movie together sometime at your apartment. Tell him you can't be friends-with-benefits with someone who isn't a friend. A lot of desperate-to-stay-closeted cases convince themselves that they

that we needed to reevaluate our boundaries. She flipped out and has threatened to force all our mutual friends to pick her over me. I'm also worried that she will tell everyone we know about my pegging kink. I'm comfortable with that aspect of myself, but other people don't need to know. Do I stick up for kinks or deny it and blame a vengeful ex? Kink-outing Is Not Kind Denying it won't work if your vengeful ex has photos or video that she's willing to deploy. So if there's documentary evidence, KINK, prepare yourself to own your kink and laugh it off. Assholes and vengeful exes can

Assholes and vengeful exes can only use the details of your turn-ons against you if you're ashamed of them. If you don't care who knows, KINK, or you can fake it, the people who know won't care that they know, you know? won't ever have to come out if they can get their sexual needs met in one place and their emotional needs met in another. By showing him that a healthy gay person successfully integrates his sexual and emotional needs—which you'll have done whether he keeps coming over or not—you'll be honouring the campsite rule. I'm a man who just got out of a twoyear relationship with a great girl. She was always a little controlling and I felt like I had to tiptoe around her all the time, so I'm glad to be out of the relationship. But I was still providing her with a lot of emotional support. This was fine until she started bothering me for advice on what to do about her rebound relationship. This seemed beyond the call of duty and I suggested to her

only use the details of your turn-ons against you if you're ashamed of them. If you don't care who knows, KINK, or you can fake it, the people who know won't care that they know, you know? Shrug off the reveal, laugh along with any good-natured ribbing, and look on the bright side: you could have mutual female friends who are interested in pegging and, after they hear the news, interested in you. I know you were raised Catholic but are now an atheist. I'm curious if you might still believe in God if you took the time to expose yourself to other faith traditions that are more accepting of gay people. Have you looked at Buddhism or Hinduism? There is a great deal of evidence for reincarnation and what better way to say "it gets better" than by say-

ing you get to do it again and again until you get it right? Born Again And Again The Catholic Church's stance on homosexuality gave me a big sad when I was an adolescent, it's true, but I didn't come to the conclusion that there is no God based solely on that big sad. My sexuality prompted me to question not just the faith in which I was raised, BAAA, but all faiths. And none, in my semi-informed opinion, stood up to scrutiny. I simply don't know how any reasonable person can look at all world religions, living and dead, and come to the conclusion that one particular tribe or prophet or science-fiction writer got it right and every other tribe, prophet, and science-fiction writer got it wrong. But if I was gonna pick a faith based on gayness alone, I would go with Antinous. He was the big gay lover of the big gay secondcentury Roman emperor Hadrian, the dude who built the wall that kept Mary Queen of Scots from sneaking into Roman Britain and stealing the scones of stones or something. Hadrian, a bearish guy in his 40s, was hopelessly in love with Antinous, a Bithynian teenager. Hadrian's Bithynian, like the NWATB's Dominican, must have given amazing head because after Antinous died—he drowned while swimming in the Nile—Hadrian had him declared a god. Take it away, Wikipedia: "The grief of the emperor knew no bounds, causing the most extravagant veneration to be paid to Antinous' memory. Cities were founded in his name, medals struck with his likeness, and cities throughout the east commissioned godlike images of the dead youth for their shrines and sanctuaries ... As a result, Antinous is one of the best-preserved faces from the ancient world." My husband Terry looks like Antinous—it's true—so, yeah, I'd hit and/or worship that. As for reincarnation, well, have you seen Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants? I wouldn't mind coming back as that magical pair of pants—only, instead of being passed between best friends Lena, Tibby, Bridget and Carmen, I'd like to be passed between Broadway stars Cheyenne, Andrew, Nick and Kyle. And instead of being a pair of magical blue jeans, I'd like to be a magical dance belt. If there's a religion that could make that happen for me, BAAA, sign my ass up. V Find the Savage Lovecast (my weekly podcast) every Tuesday at thestranger.com/savage. @fakedansavage on Twitter

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