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Skin in the game Last fall, as city council debated whether or not to hold public hearings over the city's Food and Urban Agriculture Strategy, Ward 7 Councillor Tony Caterina suggested that unless a resident owned land, specifically land that was used to farm, they shouldn't really have any say in the matter. "If you own the land and you want to grow berries, go ahead. If you don't own the land, I would say the same thing; get the heck out of the way. You have no interest," he stated. While Caterina ultimately voted in favour of holding the public hearing, he made it clear that unless someone had "skin in the game" (his words), he didn't think their opinion mattered all that much. I was baffled by his remarks for two reasons. First, we all eat. Questions about food production and food supply matter to us all, whether or not we farm land. I don't have any grandchildren yet, but when I do, I really want them to know what a fresh vegetable tastes like. Second, we all pay the price for far flung new subdivisions, no matter where we live. So if Caterina feels a monetary investment is the price of admission one must pay before being able to express one's opinion, each and every one of us should be good to go. This week council heard from dozens of citizens, including myself, about the Horse Hill Area Structure Plan which, once passed, will

pave the way for the last bits of farmland in the city's northeast to be rezoned to allow massive residential subdivisions. One resident expressed dismay that the developers and proponents of the plan seemed to be welcomed with open arms, while residents opposed to the plan were barely given the courtesy of having councillors pretend to listen to them. I suggested she look at each councillor's campaign finance disclosure documents if she really wanted to know why. A list of the donors who wrote $5000 cheques to the Mayor's 2010 campaign, for example, lists Walton Developments International (the folks behind the Horse Hill proposal) and dozens of other developers, but only one or two private citizens. While there's not a lot of us who can afford to have that kind of skin in the game, it might make you feel better to know the municipal election is only 235 days away and Walton International doesn't get to vote. In the meantime, public hearings are a great reminder that democracy is not a thing that exists only on election days. Democracy needs to be viewed as a blank white canvas and its citizens as artists with varying degrees of talent and an endless supply of paint. Yes, there's a very good chance it will end up looking like one hot mess. But it's our hot mess, whether our elected representatives like it or not. V


Redford comes clean on her values

Looming budget release sees the Premier admit we have a spending problem In a radio interview last week on AM 770, Alberta Premier Alison Redford came clean on two issues that will be critical for the province as we head into the release of the provincial budget on March 7. The first thing she admitted is that she believes Alberta has a spending problem, while backing off from her previous suggestion that the current financial state of affairs was caused by a drop in revenues. This is a big deal for a premier who got elected by promising some $7-billion worth of new spending and speaking like a progressive who placed a greater value on wellfunded public services than she did on the right-wing mantras of small government and privatization. It was that posturing during last year's provincial election, combined with a fear of the right wing anti-spending, pro-tax cut policies of the Wildrose, that moved many otherwise progressive folks in the


province to happily cast their ballot hiring freezes most directly on the for Redford and her Conservatives. frontlines of service delivery. Teachers, nurses and other public servants voted for her in large numThe Premier's other revelation last bers in the hopes that she week was an admission that would protect funding to the government's move to public services, prioritize results-based budgeting E C REN education and health care INTERFE is truly all about funding m o .c eekly @vuew and stop the cutbacks and cuts. You may remember ricardo o Ricard downloading of previous that when the Resultsa Acuñ Conservative administrations. Based Budgeting Act (RBB) I wonder if those folks would became law in Alberta just over have voted differently if they knew a year ago, Redford insisted that then what they know now—that it was not about cost cutting and Redford is more than happy to lay downloading of services. The claim the blame for our fiscal troubles at from government—in response to the feet of public service spending opposition and civil society critiques and is prepared to move forward to the contrary—was that resultswith whatever cuts and downsizing based budgeting was about making are required to balance the books. As public services better by making always, it stands to be those same them more accountable, transparent teachers, nurses and doctors (all and efficient. either in the midst of collective barIn her radio interview, however, gaining with the province, or about Redford came clean. "I think we do to enter) who will feel the impact have a spending problem and that's of these funding cuts and salary and one of the reasons we've under-


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taken the results-based budgeting process," she told QR 77's Dave Taylor. That fully echoes Minister of Finance Doug Horner's statements, while releasing the dismal third quarter fiscal update, that Redford was dealing with the fiscal crisis by accelerating the results-based budgeting process. In other words, all pretense is now gone that RBB is about improving public services and ensuring that programs are meeting the needs of Albertans. The government is finally being honest that RBB was about cutting spending and downloading or privatizing services from the very start. So, less than 12 months after she was elected on a quasi-progressive platform, we find ourselves with a premier who believes Alberta has a spending problem, has vowed to fix it, and who has the tools at her disposal to lend some legitimacy to the slash-and-burn budgeting she's about to embark on.

Although not surprising in the least, it should be incredibly offensive to all democratically minded Albertans that an elected leader could so easily do such a drastic about-face in terms of her stated values and beliefs in such a short period of time. It should be even more offensive that she fully believes she can do this with total impunity and no repercussions. Still, now that she has fully removed her mask of progressivity and revealed the extreme right-winger beneath, maybe all of those progressive Albertans who stood behind her in the last provincial election will finally be moved to stand en masse in front of her to stop the further destruction of public services that she has embarked upon. V Ricardo Acuña is the executive director of the Parkland Institute, a non-partisan, public policy research institute housed at the University of Alberta.


What happened in Gaza Parents of deceased activist Rachel Corrie to keynote Israeli Apartheid Week

Craig and Cindy Corrie in Edmonton to speak about human rights // Supplied


indy Corrie says she'll always remember the first night her daughter Rachel called home from Gaza, where she was protesting Israeli occupation of Palestinian land with the International Solidarity Movement. "Her voice trembled when she asked if we could hear the shelling outside. And she was staying in the same house when she made that call; that was the house that she stood in front of when she was killed," Cindy says. "But then during the weeks that followed she connected with the Palestinians and became so connected to the people and the children and the families that she was working with. We saw her confidence grow and I think ours did, too." Rachel was killed on March 16, 2003, less than two months after her arrival in Rafah, when she stood in front of a Palestinian home that was to be demolished. An Israeli bulldozer scooped her up in a pile of dirt and then ran her over, fracturing her body and skull. Fellow activists dug her out of the dirt and held her head straight as they waited for an ambulance, but Rachel died in the hospital half an hour later. The Corries had been concerned for Rachel's safety before she left for Gaza, but knew their daughter was passionate about taking a stand for human rights in Palestine. Her letters and emails home were lengthy and descriptive of what she saw. "Rachel brought us to this issue. We were concerned, of course, when we learned that this was what she was thinking about doing, where she was thinking about going," Cindy recalls.

"I'm a Vietnam War veteran," adds Rachel's father, Craig. "I was concerned when she went over there, but thought, 'Was she going to be arrested if she got in somebody's way?' And of course she could have been, but it was when she got there and started to report what she saw: the bullet holes in houses that had children in them, and then I thought to myself, 'This military is out of control.' And so I felt like it was different, at least than the soldiers I was around—I know the US did some really awful things in Vietnam in simply being there; it was probably pretty awful from a Vietnamese point of view—but it wasn't my squad. So I got a very different feeling once she went there and once she started reporting things." The Corries will be the keynote speakers at the fifth annual Israeli Apartheid Week in Edmonton from March 4 – 8. Scott Harris from the Palestinian Solidarity Movement is helping to organize the week and says, as this year is the 10th anniversary of Rachel's death, they chose to ask the Corries to speak on how that event transformed their lives. "One of the things we also try to do with Israeli Apartheid Week is talk to people about the importance of international solidarity with Palestinians," Harris says. "And the Corries are just a really fantastic example of people becoming aware of the situation and then getting involved and becoming very active and very passionate about it." Along with fighting for justice for Rachel by taking the Israeli Defense

Forces and Defense Ministry to court for Rachel's death—last August the Israeli judge's verdict was that Rachel's death was an act of war, so Israel was not responsible; the family has filed an appeal—the Corries have been leading the Rachel Corrie Foundation to fight for human rights in Palestine and other parts of the world. Harris says three of the main components of the Israeli Apartheid Week are talking about the role of people internationally in supporting the Palestinians in their struggle, as the Corries do; explaining the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement that 175 Palestinian-supporting organizations began in 2005 of Israeli goods and services; and drawing parallels between indigenous sovereignty in Canada and the Palestinian movement in Israel and Palestine. And, of course, there will be discussions about apartheid. "The apartheid analogy is an interesting one. Obviously a lot of people instantly think of South Africa because that's where the term emerged," Harris says. "They're not identical cases, but there are some very interesting parallels between the two systems. Apartheid actually has a legal definition in international fora and many commentators including Israeli politicians like Ehud Barak, including people who fought the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have made the analogy that elements of Israeli policies against the Palestinians meet the legal definition of apartheid. So it's really that context that Palestinian solidarity activists such as PSN use the apart-


heid analogy." Shortly after Rachel was killed, the Corries were speaking at the University of Washington. "A man came in and just ranted about, 'Why does this blonde-haired American get all this attention and a dark-haired Palestinian girl would not?' And then he stormed out," Craig recalls. "And I remember feeling—and I think I said— Rachel would agree with you." Craig says he didn't take the comment as a personal attack on his daughter, but a sad comment of the Western perspective of who we think the "other" is. "I have lost my concept of other person. We've travelled a fair amount and we had not before Rachel was killed. And wherever you go it's more of us, it's not some other sort of people. The differences between people are so small and so much more worth treasuring than being worried about that I've lost a lot of that," Craig says. "But of course it is true that because she was American she's gotten a lot more press in the West than all those Palestinian children that are killed every day." Rachel was almost 24 years old when she was killed, and Craig notes the difference in age between his daughter and the young Israeli soldiers drafted out of high school makes a big difference: "You're talking about four years of college, that's a lot older." In fact, the young age of the soldiers impacted Cindy when they first arrived in Israel after Rachel's death. "I was just stunned by the number of guns and these very young people car-

rying their weapons around and that's still the case in Haifa," she recalls. "It was so appalling to me because you'd get on a train or you'd get on a bus and there they are. Eighteen- and 19-, 20-year-old kids carrying them around. The militarization of the place is very, very visible. And the fact that it's a lot of young people doing a lot of the work is also very visible." The nine months the Corries spent in Haifa for the trial and the numerous other trips to Israel and Palestine over the past 10 years have only enforced to them why their daughter went there and that they international community needs to get involved. "Every step of the way we recognized immediately why Rachel was there. It wasn't about her, it was about being in solidarity with the Palestinians and particularly because of the responsibility that we in the US—we all have responsibility for this all over the world, but in the US because of the funding and so forth we have particular responsibility because we're enabling it," Cindy adds. "What I see from Palestinians who come to us all the time and who we have such remarkable relationships with is their understanding that Rachel's story has really propelled their story forward and that that's what she intended." REBECCA MEDEL


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Bahrain again

Religious differences between Sunni and Shia Muslims flare up in Shia-majority Bahrain "Floggings will continue until morale improves." As a way of dealBahrain's ruling family is Sunni ing with a discontented crew it was Muslim, like Saudi Arabia's and much favoured by 18th-century sea those of all the other members of captains, but the Bahrain govthe Gulf Cooperation Counernment has been an apt cil (Kuwait, Qatar, United pupil. Alas, Interior MinArab Emirates and Oman). ister Sheikh Rashid bin However, 70 percent of om eekly.c w e Abdulla Al Khalifa doesn't Bahrain's population is u v e@ gwynn e n n quite grasp that this sort Shia, whereas the rest of y Gw of policy statement must be the GCC countries are overDyer clear and concise. whelmingly Sunni. The relaAnnouncing that the Bahraini autionship between Sunnis and Shias thorities would intensify the rethroughout the region is coming to pression that has prevailed since resemble that between Catholics the crushing of pro-democracy and Protestants in 16th-century Eudemonstrations two years ago, the rope. sheikh declared last October, "It The ensuing century of religious has been decided to stop all gatherwars in Europe was not really about ings and marches and not to allow doctrinal differences. The wars were any activity before being reassured driven by the rulers' conviction that about security and achieving the repeople who did not share their parquired stability in order to preserve ticular brand of Christianity could national unity." not be loyal to them politically. He's got the spirit of the thing It was nonsense, but millions of right, but he falls short in the clarity Europeans were killed in the 1500s and brevity departments. (He's obviand 1600s in wars triggered by this



It has got even worse since the US invasion of Iraq ended centuries of Sunni rule and put a Shia regime in power there. The competition is actually geopolitical and strategic, not sectarian, but people get confused. ously been listening to spin doctors, and they always hate clarity.) At any rate, the demonstrations, gatherings and marches have not stopped, although they have got even more dangerous for the participants. Bahrain's brief role in the "Arab Spring" began on February 14, 2011, when demonstrators—demanding a constitutional monarchy, a freely elected government and equality for all citizens—took over Pearl Square in Manama, the capital of the tiny Gulf state. But one month later, the protesters were driven from the square by force and after that the repression became general. By no coincidence, that was also when Saudi Arabian troops arrived "to help the government of Bahrain restore order." (Bahrain is an island connected to Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province by a long causeway.) Officially the Saudi soldiers were invited in by Bahrain's ruler, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Unofficially, he probably had no choice in the matter.


belief. The same disease now seems to be taking root in the Arab Gulf states. Shias, it is argued, cannot be loyal to a Sunni ruling family. And if they object to being oppressed, it can only be because Shia-majority Iran has deliberately stirred them up. There is a real political and military rivalry between Iran, the major power on the north side of the Gulf, and the smaller Arab states to the south-west. It has got even worse since the US invasion of Iraq ended centuries of Sunni rule and put a Shia regime in power there. The competition is actually geopolitical and strategic, not sectarian, but people get confused. So Saudi Arabia worries a lot about the loyalty of the large Shia population (maybe even a majority) in its Eastern Province, where all the oil is. It was certainly not going to tolerate a democracy—which it thinks would be a "Shia" democracy and therefore a hostile regime—in

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Bahrain, right next door. And, of course, it believed that the downtrodden Shia majority in Bahrain (who cannot even serve in their own country's army and police) had been stirred up by Shia-majority Iran across the Gulf. So when Bahrain's king had still not got the pro-democracy protesters under control after an entire month, it sent its troops in. This may not be what the king had in mind. It certainly wasn't what Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa intended: he was trying to negotiate with opposition parties about giving Shias a bigger role in the kingdom's affairs. But Saudi Arabia didn't want that kind of example right next-door and it found hardline allies in the Bahraini

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royal family. It may have played out somewhat like the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 when Moscow, determined to crush the reform movement there, got some secondrank Czech Communists to request military intervention. At any rate, hardliners in the royal family have called the tune since then, while the king and the crown prince have effectively been sidelined. The triumvirate who are now running Bahrain are Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, prime minister for the past 40 years, and the brothers Khalid bin Ahmed bin Salman Al Khalifa, the royal Court Minister, and Khalifa bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, who commands the Bahrain Defence Force.

(Do pay attention at the back; there will be a test on these names later.) The brothers belong to the Khawalid branch of the royal family, descended from another royal who led a brutal crackdown against a Shia uprising in the 1920s. With them in charge, there will be no compromise, even though more than 80 Shia protesters have already been killed. And even if it gets a great deal worse in Bahrain, no Western government is going to condemn the country's ruletrs. That would seriously annoy Saudi Arabia and they will never do that. V Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.



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FABULOUS FACILITATORS TOASTMASTERS CLUB • 2nd Floor Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Ave • 780.467.6013, • fabulousfacilitators. • Can you think of a career that does not require communication • Every Tue, 12:05-1pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9010-85 St, Meeting rm • • Jackie Latimer from Cellular Health will talk about healthy digestion and elimination • Mar 9, 5:30-7:30pm • Free

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

SHERWOOD PARK WALKING GROUP + 50 • Meet inside Millennium Place, Sherwood Place • Weekly outdoor walking group; starts with a 10-min discussion, followed by a 30 to 40-min walk through Centennial Park, a cool down and stretch • Every Tue, 8:30am • $2/session (goes to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta)

SOCIETY OF EDMONTON ATHEISTS • Centennial Rm, (basement) Stanley A. Milner Library • Monthly roundtable 1st Tue each month •; E: THE SOL CAFÉ • Expressionz Café, 9938-70 Ave • • Meet Sundays 4:30-6:30pm

TANGO PLUS–MILONGA • Expressionz Café, 9938-70 Ave • E:, T: 780.905.8505 • Cristina and Vicente Munoz give a free beginners tango class • Meet the 4th Sat each month, 8-9pm • Followed by $12 dance 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

VEGANS AND VEGETARIANS OF ALBERTA • Riverdale Hall, 9231-100 Ave • • Cook-Off and Potluck: Green: Bring a dish (to feed 6 people), serving spoon, plate, bowl, cutlery, and something to drink • $3 (member)/$5 (non-member); Sailin’ On Food Truck, Edmonton’s first vegan food truck will be there with free burritos • Mar 10, 5:30-7:30pm

WILD ROSE ANTIQUE COLLECTORS SOCIETY • Delwood Community Hall, 7517 Delwood Rd • • Collecting and researching items from various periods in the history of Edmonton. Presentations after club business. Visitors welcome • Meets the 4th Mon of every month (except Jul & Dec), 7:30pm

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

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

and allies meet the 2nd Tue, 7pm, each month

BEERS FOR QUEERS • Empress Ale House, 9912 Whyte Ave • Meet the last Thu each month • Thu, Feb 28 with DJ Rousseau



social group for bi-curious and bisexual women every 2nd Tue each month, 8pm • bwedmonton


BUDDYS NITE CLUB • 11725B Jasper Ave •

Kanazi; presented by the Palestine Solidarity Network; part of Edmonton Israeli Apartheid Week • Mar 5, 6pm

EXPRESSIONZ–HEART TO HEART LUNCHEONS • Expressionz Café, 9938-70 Ave • 780.437.3667 • • Lewis Cardinal speaking on the Idle No More movement; gives a brief historical overview on the challenging relationship between indigenous & non-indigenous Canadians. Q & A to follow • Mar 2, 12-2pm

FOURTH CINEMA AND FUTURE IMAGINARIES: AUSTRALIA'S INDIGENOUS NEW WAVE • Henry Marshall Tory Bldg, Rm T BW-1, U of A • sites. • Richard Frucht Memorial Departmental Lecture • Fri, Mar 1

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

EDMONTON PRIME TIMERS (EPT) • Unitarian Church of Edmonton, 10804-119 St • A group of older gay men who have common interests meet the 2nd Sun, 2:30pm, for a social period, short meeting and guest speaker, discussion panel or potluck supper. Special interest groups meet for other social activities throughout the month. E:

GREAT EXPEDITIONS • St Luke’s AnglicanChurch, 8424-95 Ave • 780.469.3270 • 1st Mon every month, 7:30pm • Suggested donation of $3 • Botswana, Africa (2012)–John & Eleonore Woollard; Mar 4




• Pride Centre of Edmonton, 10608-105 Ave • 780.488.3234 • • Free year long course; Family circle 3rd Sat each month • Everyone welcome

org • Meeting with featuring speaker; open to the public • 4th Wed every month, 7-9pm • $10 (member)/$15 (non-member)

• • Dinner and speaker, meet the last Wed each month, 6:30-9:30pm; open to the public • $12 (member)/$17 (non member)


FLASH NIGHT CLUB • 10018-105 St • 780.969.9965

DIET • Idylwylde Library 8310-88 Ave • With speaker Margaret Marean • Mar 7, 6:30-8:30pm • Donation (to cover samples, recipe booklet and demonstration) • Pre-register at

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY • Festival Place, Sherwood Park • 780.449.3378 • Featuring speaker CBC journalist Hana Gartner • Mar 7, 5:30pm • $65 at Festival Place box office

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY • Corbett Hall Field, 112 St, Whyte Ave • 780.910.1951 • March and Forum: Celebrate women’s struggles in defense of the rights of all. Short indoor program to follow. Speakers include Tonya Kappo of the Idle No More movement. Light meal provided • Mar 9, 1:30pm • Free

JACK–MOVIE NIGHT • Ironworkers Hall, 10512122 St • Celebrate our former federal leader and join the crowd to watch the premiere of the Jack Layton bio-pic at this fundraiser for the Edmonton Gold Bar NDP • Sun, Mar 10, 7pm (door), 8pm (movie) • $10 THE LEGACY OF RACHEL CORRIE • Telus Building, U of A • A Family's 10-year Journey for Justice and Peace • Mar 6, Mar 7, 7:00pm OFF THE WALL IN CHINA • NAIT Shaw Theatre, 11762-106 St • Presentation by Vancouver photographer and adventurer William Jans. A wild journey through the Philippines and China • Sat, Mar 2, 7:30pm (door), 8pm (show) • $22.99 at wrjphoto. com/$21.99 (adv at Track n Trail, 82 Ave)/$24.99 (door) PECHA KUCHA NIGHT • Edmonton Expo Centre, Alberta Ballroom • Presentations on local ideas, projects and musings; 20 slides x 20 second per slide; Firefly Theatre & Circus for a special aerial performance and music provided by Girls Club • Mar 7, 7:30pm • $10 (student)/$12 (adult)

SCIENCE SUNDAY • Earth Sciences Bldg, U of A • 780.492.5834 • • Calling all junior scientists to the U of A Museums for Science Sunday. Explore the weird, wild and wonderful world of science at the 14th annual Science Sunday for Kids 5-12 • Mar 3, 12-4pm • Free TALES FROM TANZANIA • Shaw Theatre, NAIT, 11762-106 St • William Jans presents a live multimedia show about absurd travels including: Safaris, climbing Kilimanjaro, and visits with the Hadza bushmen and the Maasai people • Wed, Mar 6, 7:30pm (door), 8pm (show) • $22.99 at$21.99 (adv at Track n Trail, 82 Ave)/$24.99 (door) TEDX–DESIGNING SPACES AND OUR RELATIONSHIPS TO THEM • Startup Edmonton, 10359-104 St • • Thu, Feb 28, 7-9:30pm • $25

THOUGHTFUL TUESDAY • Earth's General Store, 9605-82 Ave • Urban Permaculture with Geoff Lawton; Mar 5, 7-9pm; html

UNBOUND 2013–HUMAN TRAFFICKING CONFERENCE • Southside Church of the Nazarene, 10712-29 Ave • • • Combat the injustice of human trafficking. Explore the issue fromlocal and international perspectives and make a difference • Mar 8-9 • $35 (Earlybird until Mar 1)/$45 at W:

WHAT WOULD I SAY ABOUT MYSELF IF I WEREN'T ME? • U of A, Education 129: Visual arts and design forum presented by Mathew Reichertz (visual artist/painter) • Thu, Feb 28, 5:15pm

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


• 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:

G.L.B.T. SPORTS AND RECREATION • • Hockey: at the Sportsdome; E: hockey@ • Blazin' Bootcamp: Every Mon, 7:30-8:30pm at Garneau Elementary School, 10925-87 Ave; $30/$15 (low income/student); E: bootcamp@ • Badminton (Co-Ed): Every Wed, 6-7:30pm; St Vincent School, 10530-138 St; $5 (dropin); E: • Cross-Country Skiing: Strathcona Wilderness Centre; E: Colette at; events/511701118849342 • Outdoor Skating: Hawrelak Park, Victoria Oval; E: Teresa at • Yoga: Gay/Lesbian yoga every Wed, 7:30-9pm, at Lion's Breath Yoga, 206, 10350-124 St; Instructor: Jason Morris; $10 (drop-in) • Indoor Cycling: Terwillegar Recreation Centre; drop-in; E: 311@edmonton. ca • Running: Every Sun, 10am, at Kinsmen • Swimming–Making Waves: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) pool, 11762-106 St; E: swimming@ teamedmonton.c; • Volleyball: until May 2013; E: recvolleyball@teamedmonton. ca • Curling: Every Tue, 7pm at the Granite Curling Club (8620-107 St; E: • Bowling: Every Tue, 6:30pm; at Ed's Rec Room, WEM; $15/week • Martial Arts–Kung Fu and Kick Boxing: Every Tue and Thu, 6-7pm; GLBTQ inclusive adult classes at Sil-Lum Kung Fu; kungfu@teamedmonton. ca,, • 2013 Team Edmonton Mixer and Silent Auction: Yellowhead Brewery, 10229-105 St; Sat, Mar 2, 7pm

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

ILLUSIONS SOCIAL CLUB • Pride Centre, 10608105 ave • 780.387.3343 • edmonton_illusions • Crossdressers meet 2nd Fri each month, 8:30pm

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

LIVING POSITIVE • 404, 10408-124 St • • 1.877.975.9448/780.488.5768 • Confidential peer support to people living with HIV • Tue, 7-9pm: Support group • Daily drop-in, peer counselling

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 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, • 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; • Men Talking with Pride: Support and social group for gay and bisexual men to discuss current issues; every Sun 7-9pm; robwells780@hotmail. com • TTIQ: a support and information group for all those who fall under the transgender umbrella and their family/supporters; 3rd Mon, 7-9pm, each month • HIV Support Group: Support and discussion group for gay men; 2nd Mon, 7-9pm, each month; huges@

PRIMETIMERS/SAGE GAMES • Unitarian Church, 10804-119 St • 780.474.8240 • Every 2nd and last Fri each Month, 7-10:30pm ST PAUL'S UNITED CHURCH • 11526-76 Ave • 780.436.1555 • People of all sexual orientations are welcome • Every Sun (10am worship)

WOMONSPACE • 780.482.1794 •, • A Non-profit lesbian social organization for Edmonton and surrounding area. Monthly activities, newsletter, reduced rates included with membership. Confidentiality assured WOODYS VIDEO BAR • 11723 Jasper Ave • 780.488.6557 • Mon: Amateur Strip Contest; prizes with Shawana • Tue: Kitchen 3-11pm • Wed: Karaoke with Tizzy 7pm-1am; Kitchen 3-11pm • Thu: Free pool all night; kitchen 3-11pm • Fri: Mocho Nacho Fri: 3pm (door), kitchen open 3-11pm

SPECIAL EVENTS BRIAN WEBB DANCE COMPANY • Winspear Centre, Main Fl Lobby • Brian Webb Dance Company's Art Auction and Brunch: Showcase of contemporary art • Mar 10, 11:30am • $85 at TIX on the Square CHINESE NEW YEAR CARNIVAL• Winspear Centre • China National Performing Arts Troupe: 70 top-level artists from China perform musical solos, dances, magic and acrobatic acts with a live orchestra • Mar 2, 7pm • $18-$100 at TIX on the Square

EDMONTON ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK • • Mar 4-8 • Telus Bldg, Rm 134: Roadmap to Apartheid: Film Screening and discussion; Mon, Mar 4, 7-9pm • Telus Bldg, Rm 134: The Art of Resistance: The Cultural Boycott of Israel: talk by Remi Kanazi; Tue, Mar 5, 6-7:30pm • Rouge Lounge, 10111-117 St: Poets Against Apartheid–A Night of Rouge Poetry: Featuring Palestinian-American poet Remi Kanazi; Tue, Mar 5, 8:30-11pm • Telus Bldg, Rm 150: The Legacy of Rachel Corrie: A Family’s 10-year Journey for Justice and Peace: Featuring Cindy and Craig Corrie; Wed, Mar 6, 7-9pm • Telus Bldg, Rm 134: Idle No More to Occupation No More: Indigenous Intifadas from Turtle Island to Palestine; Thu, Mar 7, 7-9pm • Henry Marshall Tory Bldg, Tory Rm 1-129: The Apartheid of Displacement: Women’s Voices From the Palestinian Diaspora; Fri, Mar 8, 12-1:30pm

E-VILLE ROLLER DERBY • Kingsway Hangar: 11410 Kingsway Ave • Derby night, the Berzerkhers take on the Black Gold Diggers • Sat, Mar 2, 6pm (door), 7pm (game) • $10 (adv at at Happy Harbor, Mars & Venus and online at$15 (door)/free for Kids 10 and under

LES COQUETTES CABARET BURLESQUE • Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park • Cabaret ensemble, cirque, comedy, song, dance and striptease; no minors • Mar 8, 7:30pm • $40 (table)/$38 (box)/$36 (theatre) at Festival Place box office

PARKLAND'S 7TH ANNUAL GALA • Faculty Club, U of A • Prime Rib dinner and evening of music with Ben Sures and his Partisan Love Triangle • Feb 28, 6-9pm • $100/person; Tables: 6: $600/8: $750; tickets: or 780.492.8558 THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE! STAGE SHOW • Jubilee Auditorium • Host Mark Walberg • Mar 10; Early Show: 3pm (door), 4:30pm (show); Late Show: Doors 6:00pm; SOLD OUT; all ages • $25, $35, $45, $59.50

SKIRTSAFIRE, HEARTS FESTIVAL • Alberta Ave, 9210-118 Ave • Women in theatre and other art forms • Mar 7-10 • Theatre: • Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210-118 Ave: GWG: Piece by Piece: by Maria Dunn with Don Bouzek and Catherine C. Cole; Mar 7, 8pm • Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210-118 Ave: A Peek Under Our Skirts: A Showcase of Her Talent: Cabaret featuring Booming Tree, Kate and Bridget Ryan, Dana Wylie, Rapid Fire Theatre, Tzadeka, Patricia Zentilly and Bridget Jessome; Mar 8, 8pm • Alberta Avenue Community League Peep Show: new plays; Mar 10, 2pm • Gallery: Nina Haggerty Centre, 9225-118 Ave: Substance of Space: artworks by by Nika Blasser, Alysha Creighton, Megan Hahn and Claire Uhlick; reception: Mar 7, 4-7pm; runs through the festival • Literary: Nina Haggerty Centre: She Speaks: A Storytelling Circle: women from different backgrounds will share their stories; Mar 8, 7pm • Nina Haggerty Centre: The Photograph, staged reading by Dana Rayment; Mar 9, 4pm • Nina Haggerty Centre: Body Language: A Fusion of Spoken Word and Music: Mar 9, 7pm • Alberta Avenue Community League: Her Story, by Nadien Chu and Annette Loiselle; staged reading; Mar 9, 9pm • Comedy: Alberta Avenue Community League: Billy Kidd; Mar 9, 8pm • Music: Carrot Coffee, 9351-118 Ave: Girls! Girls! Girls! Singing Girls: Andrea House, Paula Humby, Laura Metcalf , Adrianne Salmon; Mar 9, 2pm • Alberta Avenue Community League: Colleen Brown: Mar 10, 4:30pm Dance: Bedouin Beats, 11805-94 St: • Once Upon a Belly Tale: Belly Dancing Work shops: Mar 10, 2-3pm; and 3:30-4:30pm



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Pacing the stage

Bruce Cockburn on watching himself onscreen Sat, Mar 2 (7:15 pm) Pacing the Cage Directed by Joel Goldberg Metro Cinema at the Garneau



hough its title suggests a figure feeling encircled by the world at large, Pacing the Cage actually seems to find Bruce Cockburn at a state of general peace, or at the very least, grounded in his element. The film, showcasing as part of the Global Visions Film Festival, follows his 2009 Slice of Life tour (the same chunk of roadtime that yielded a concert album of the same name). We see Cockburn perform, share stages with Roméo Dallaire, jam with Sarah Harmer, watch rehearsals for a tribute concert to himself and ruminate on his writing and career. Director Joel Goldberg keeps the cameras fairly unobtrusive, capturing some behind-the-scenes footage, performance cuts and compiling a swath of interviews to craft a rounded sketch of the man. Pacing the Cage would benefit from a longer runtime to flesh itself beyond sketch into a fuller, deeper portrait. I don't mean that it would have to be more critical to be effective (though it's clearly coming from a place of appreciation, co-produced by Cockburn's manager), but there isn't a whole lot of plumbing of depths of a person going on here. Still, even in its wide-angle approach, it does offers a compelling image of one of Canadian folk's elder statesman, content with his status while still trying to use it for good and

for honest artistic exploration. Plus there are some stunning concert cuts that highlight why anyone might want to emphasize the guy anyway. Actually, Cockburn himself comes off as one of the most compelling voices about himself, level-headed with just a hint of self-deprecation and snark (on the environment: "We're fucked"). That was also certainly the case when he took a call from Vue one Friday afternoon to discuss the film, watching himself with an audience, and how realizing belief altered (and didn't alter) his approach to songwriting. I'm assuming you've seen Pacing The Cage at this point. What were your first impressions of the film? BRUCE COCKBURN: The first time I saw it, it was still a rough cut. Well, it was almost finished—the last rough cut before you call it a fine cut. So I was looking at it for how it worked as a film as well as what it was. But the second time I saw it was in a theatre for a film festival, with an audience present. They were quite different experiences; the film works for me very well. I thought that Joel Goldberg did a really good job putting it together. When you watch yourself on film like that, there's always a degree of embarrassment, and a degree of "Aww jeez, if I had just done that, said this, whatever." I found that to be minimal in this case—I've had much worse experiences with that than with this film. And it's very subjective, too: If I would pull out stuff that caused VUE WEEKLY:

Pacing the Cage

that reaction, other people would go, 'What are you talking about?' So that's inescapable, especially the first time through, watching yourself. Watching it with an audience held up a different kind of mirror to it, in a way. It's less about what I think of it [than] what they're going to think about it. That's a whole other, y'know, kind of concern. But people responded very well. Did you find, for those moments you found embarrassing, they felt different with the audience present? BC: Yeah, although it was hard to separate that fact from the fact that it was the second time I'd seen it. Things that make you wince the first time don't make you do the same way because you're already hardened to it. ... But in the audience, I'm thinking: 'I came off VW:

OK in the film. If there had been real red flags—"I look like an idiot there"— we would've cut that out, or I would've agitated strongly to have Joel cut it out, anyway, because of the nature of the film. It's a film about me; we're not trying to be journalists with this film, and so we can afford to be a little pickier about how I'm presented in it. People said all these nice things that ended up in the film; I had nothing to do with that. The only involvement I had in the making of the film up until looking at the rough cut was my presence in the interviews and in the performances. So I didn't exercise any influence whatever on the choice of materials that went into it or the selection of people to talk about me. In the film, one thing that comes out is the discussion of All of Diamonds being the moment you decided


you were Christian, or maybe realized that for yourself. Do you think that having that realization, and being conscious of that, changed your approach to songwriting at all? BC: It affected the content initially, for a few years maybe, because it was very much on my mind, which would be the case with anything you discover. It's a cliché about people who discover a new cult, or join alcoholics anonymous and suddenly get dry, that they'll go and tell everybody all about it. And I guess I did the same thing. But in terms of the process of songwriting, it didn't affect that. It's always been a question of waiting around for a good idea, for that little flash of inspiration that will trigger something. That was true then too. PAUL BLINOV



Global Visions Film Festival Reviews Sat, Mar 2 (9:30 pm)

Until Sun, Mar 3 Various locations

The Ballad of Hugh

Directed by Marco DiFelice Metro Cinema at the Garneau

Thirty years after its first iteration, the Global Visions Film Festival is well-established as a premiere destination for filmic nonfiction, drawing its wide selection of stories from across the continents. In advance of the festival proper, Vue grabbed as many advance screeners as we possibly could, and we present to you here our thoughts on the films we could see. So many films can make for a daunting selection process, so consider this a primer; but, of course, with a festival this diverse and defined, it's almost impossible that you won't, at the very least, be intrigued by whatever it is you see. Reviews by Meaghan Baxter ( MB ), Kathleen Bell ( KB ), Josef Braun ( JB ), James Cuming ( JC ), Brian Gibson ( BG ) and Mel Priestley ( MP ).

 British-born and Toronto-based octogenarian troubadour Hugh Oliver's story is one of persistent almosts. Fame and fortune in the music business seems to just keep eluding Oliver, yet disappointment has failed to dissuade him from his vocation: to this day the clever yet heartfelt lyrics and poems continue to flow from Oliver's pen and pleasingly crotchety voice. Record producer Marco DeFelice made The Ballad of Hugh as a tribute to his friend and collaborator. DeFelice's affection for his subject is never in doubt, but this first-time director often seems a little uncertain as to what to do with all that affection. Scenes of Oliver cutting a record with friends and family are pretty fun, as are Oliver's tales of bridge club and outings to Swiss Chalet; DeFelice's voice-over and insertion of lame animated bits, not so much. JB CONTINUED ON PAGE 11 >>


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poor countries without passing on any wealth generated. If the film feels a bit one-sided, it may be because every Western government and corporate spokesperson the filmmakers approached declined to be interviewed. So if you don't mind hearing the underdog speak up for itself for 90 minutes, this movie is a great introduction to a side of the argument not often heard. JC

Fri, Mar 1 (6 pm)

Chasing Ice

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Directed by Jeff Orlowski Metro Cinema at the Garneau


Sun, Mar 30 (3:30 pm)

Bidder 70

Directed by George Gage, Beth Gage Art Gallery of Alberta

 In 2008, environmentalist Tim DeChristopher was arrested for making fake auction bids to prevent the US government from selling huge parcels of public land to the oil and gas industry. The tense period leading up to Tim's court date is a cautionary tale of modern civil disobedience, and the stakes feel very high. Clocking in at just over an hour, this doc does a great job of packing a lot of information, contextual background and pure emotional force into a small package. With more time, it could have been more powerful perhaps, but this film will make waves regardless. JC

Chasing Ice tells the story of photographer James Balog's Extreme Ice Survey, a project in which 25 cameras were placed at glaciers in Iceland, Greenland, Alaska and Montana for three years. The resulting time-lapse footage provides irrefutable evidence of the significant receding of each glacier, interpreted as physical proof of climate change and the foundation of Balog's larger argument for immediate, global action to address this issue. The film juxtaposes familiar, tired media coverage of natural disasters and politicians staunchly denying global warming with Balog's stunning photography and video footage. While not everyone will agree with his thesis, no one can refute the physical evidence he captures nor deny that this project was an incredible feat of physical, technological, scientific, artistic and political proportions, with enormous ramifications for society's future. MP


Sat, Mar 2 (8 pm)

Brother Number One Art Gallery of Alberta

 Brother Number One presents a very specific and unique perspective of the impact of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, in which millions of people were executed and hardly anyone was ever held accountable. New Zealander Rob Hamill testified at the war crimes tribunal for Comrade Duch, the head interrogator and torturer of the notorious S-21 prison, in which Hamill's brother Kerry was incarcerated and later executed after his boat was attacked by a Khmer Rouge gunship in 1976. Essentially playing out as an extended, visual version of Hamill's testimony, the film acts as a catharsis for Hamill and his family, as well as for the Cambodians he meets during his time there. The intensely emotional subject matter is often difficult to watch, and at times it may sometimes feel a bit like Western voyeurism, but nonetheless this is a fundamentally honest film marking a small step towards both a family's and a country's recovery from past trauma. MP

Sun, Mar 3 (4 pm)

The Gatekeepers

Directed by Dror Moreh Metro Cinema at the Garneau


 Six men, all former heads of Shin Bet, Israel's clandestine, nearly autonomous security agency, which from 1967 onward has focused its resources on counterterrorism and intelligence. The subjects of Dror Moreh's deftly organized and profoundly complex profile of Shin Bet are astonishingly candid about the mire of Israel's seemingly endless tit-for-tat relationship to Palestinian terror, the failings, the human toll, the absence of vision or moral guidance. "No strategy, just tactics," as one subject memorably puts it. Torture, overkill, unsubstantiated motivates for aggression, bad intelligence that leads to the bombing of crowded buildings full of innocents, the inability to prevent the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin: the inside dirt on so much chaos comes to form nothing less than a brief history of Israel—and it is not a history that pats anyone on the back for being in the right. JB

Fri, Mar 1 (12:45 pm)

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encouters Directed by Ben Shapiro Art Gallery of Alberta

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 Sun, Mar 3 (Noon)

The Carbon Rush

Directed by Amy Miller Metro Cinema at the Garneau

 This film effectively smashes any utopian delusions of the carbon credit economy for the well-intentioned "First World." The story is the same across the globe: inefficient carbon-credit projects exploit and undermine peasants in

American artist Gregory Crewdson makes haunting largescale still photographs, beautifully composed, crepuscular small-town landscapes inhabited by lonesome figures and a transfixing air of stillness and quiet wonder. His process is less like that of your average art photographer and more like that of a mid-budget independent filmmaker, complete with a small battalion of cinematographers, models, set decorators and fog machines. (It isn't just an


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Dark Skies Now playing Directed by Scott Stewart



ark Skies is not, really, about anything up there at all. Instead, it's about what's already down here, among us. But what body-snatches it beyond being merely another Poltergeist or Paranormal Activity (or countless other haunted-home flicks, 1980 – ) isn't the ghostly threat (it's aliens) but the attention to family breakdown, rather than another scare around the next dark corner. And the movie's clear aim at a 14Arating target ensures it's more about eerieness and creepiness than outlandish confrontations and gory shocks. Lacy and Daniel Barrett (Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton), a real-estate agent and an architect, live in the 'burbs with their sons, teen Jesse (Dakota Goyo) and young Sam (Kadan Rockett). And now you're expecting "But then one day strange things start happening," etc. There's that, and the 'hood is too much a picket fence and flag-waving slice-ofAmerican-whitebread, too, but the Barretts are struggling to hold onto their house. In financial-crisis California, she's a home-seller (of mortgage-defaulted property) and he's an out-of-work building-designer ... soon to face home invasion and supernatural (re)possession.


interest in decaying Americana and a fondness for Edward Hopper paintings that links Crewdson's work to that of David Lynch.) Crewdon's process is on full display in Ben Shapiro's fascinating documentary portrait, which benefits enormously from the director's obvious longterm investment in his subject, and from commentary by fellow photographer Laurie Simmons, writers Russell Banks and Rick Moody, and by Crewdson himself, who proves to be as charismatic and psychologically complex as the work he creates. JB

creates a very tenuous friendship. An absorbing look into the hatred and violence that consumed the south, it's astounding to watch these two men—with completely opposite worldviews—interview each other about the past. Jaws will slowly drop as Saltzman recounts the disgusting murders from the time period and interviews current Klan members. Simultaneously frightening and fascinating. KB

Sat, Mar 2 (10 pm)

Meet the Fokkens

Directed by Gabrielle Provaas, Rob Schroder Art Gallery of Alberta


Sat, Mar 2 (2 pm)

The Last White Knight Directed by Paul Saltzman Art Gallery of Alberta

 As a civil rights worker in Mississippi in the 1960s filmmaker Paul Saltzman received a stiff blow to the face by a young KKK member. Searching for some sense of reconciliation, in The Last White Knight he returns to Mississippi to find his assailant, Delay de la Beckwith, and


Sixty-nine-year-old identical twin sisters Martine and Louise Fokkens haven been fixtures in Amsterdam's infamous red-light district for 50 years. Louise is now retired due to arthritis, but Martine continues turning tricks to support herself financially due to inadequate state pensions. Louise, a mother of three, was quite literally beaten into the red-light district by her husband at 19, with Martine following suit. The pair eventually freed themselves from their abusive pimps, opened their own brothel and are credited for establishing the first informal trade union for prostitutes. They've had their fair share of adversity, but the sisters recount their war stories with an unwavering sense of humour, exchanging uncensored recounts of their countless clients and life working in the world's oldest profession. There are moments when the film gets tedious, and explicit scenes displaying Martine's continued "work ethic" could have been done without, but overall, Meet the Fokkens provides a revealing and human element to life behind the glow of the red lights. MB

Sun, Mar 3 (5 pm)

The Mosuo Sisters Directed by Marlo Poras Art Gallery of Alberta

 Juma and Latso are two sisters who come from a small ethnic minority in China that lives a predominantly agrarian lifestyle. Sent to the city to make money to support their families, following these sisters around quickly becomes a frustratingly limited look into a dying way of life. While the camera remains neutral, the film's narrow lens will send you straight to Wikipedia, as you try to better understand the matriarchal structure of the Mosuo people and the details of what's called a "walking marriage." Interesting, but incomplete, The Mosuo Sisters provides a mere soupçon of information, leaving a lingering desire for a more satisfying slurp of knowledge. KB

Sat, Mar 2 (4 pm)

Ping Pong

Directed by Hugh Hartford, Anson Hartford Art Gallery of Alberta

 They may be a far cry from the young, lithe ideal of a typical world-class athlete, but this group of senior citizens will quickly humble you at a game of ping pong. With 703 years between them, an esteemed group of table tennis players ready themselves for the World Over-80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia, pushing through their personal challenges in the name of sport. The astounding group of individuals shatter the perception that growing old means slowing down. Each comes with their own battles, from Dorothy deLow, 100, an Aussie legend who can barely move while standing but possesses killer reflexes, to Terry

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As uncanny events—a raided fridge; a strange sculpture of containers; flocks of starlings smashing into their house; all family photos gone from their frames—escalate around them, the boys are suspected, then the parents eyed suspiciously by friends and neighbours, and family tensions flare. When the parents turn to an alien-expert (JK Simmons), he's no tech-outfitted investigator but a pallid, apartment-dwelling man, made weary by his first-hand knowledge of the truth. What lets the film down is its visual sense—not so much its glimmers of cheap production-values as its insistent close-ups. Some are effective as reaction shots and for building suspense, but they become Stewart's crutch. It's tempting to imagine what a better director—Donnie Darko-era Richard Kelly, for example—could do with medium shots and off-kilter angles, especially since the penultimate sequence depends on a surreal shift-of-scene that should be much more cinematic than it is. Still, as TV-movie as it can be at times, Dark Skies has some story savvy to it, even ending on an ominous note, refusing to part its plot's longbuilding storm-clouds. BRIAN GIBSON


Donlon, 81, from England, who is battling cancer just as hard as he is his opponent. Their stories are told with a sense of great respect, with revealing glimpses into their everyday lives and struggles before showcasing their inspiring determination and tabletennis ability on the world stage, with lighthearted moments of humour punctuating the otherwise serious tone. It's difficult not to get swept up in the excitement, rooting for each of the competitors as they prove that age really is just a number. MB

Fri, Mar 1 (11:15 pm)

The Punk Syndrome

Directed by Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi Art Gallery of Alberta

 No talking heads or simple minds here—a refreshingly direct, unconventional documentary (no background, scant context, no standard interviews), this smart little film covers a Finnish punk band that happens to rail against grouphome living. The foursome, calling themselves "Pertti Kurikka's Name Day," variously has autism or Down's Syndrome. In-studio tensions, outsidethe-band relationships, uncertainty about sex and rage-against-the-establishment lyrics ("They give me pig food in the nuthouse") reveal their dependent lives even as they defy that dependence with bursts of rebellious music. Seething, political punk's a venting-ground for the members' frustrations with caregiver-bound living, routinized days (singer Kari's unforgettable rant about having to see the pedicurist), and dealing with their peers' peeves. Sharply humorous and poignant by turns. But mostly exciting—for its revitalization of the musty music-film formula and its no-big-deal immersion in a milieu that most docs would get messagey and missiony about ... which isn't cool, man. BG


A filmmaker's return

Andrey Zvyagintsev makes good on his debut's promise with Elena

A bleak look at Russia

In 2003, Andrey Zvyagintsev urban noir. At first, it's a place of emerged with the second-best dehermetically sealed routine, where but I saw during the '00s, The Remiddle-aged Elena (Nadezhda turn (the best? watch this space). Markina)—not your typical femme It was a cannonball-splash of cold fatale—gets up each day, draws water with a dramatic kick at the back the curtains, then awakes her end—a plunging twist on Russian older husband Vladimir (Andrey bleakness, tucking a political alleSmirnov). But Elena, an ex-nurse gory into a father-sons drama. who met Vladimir when he was a Then the director slipped under patient, will soon feel forced to the radar with his too-cryptic and chillingly alter that routine, ever over-long (for many critics) adso slightly, after he makes a aptation of a William SaroyT fateful decision. ASPEC an novel, The Banishment (2007). The melancholy, The space that pushm vuewe @ n poetic (Joseph Brodsky's es Elena to do what a ri b Brian noted and W.H. Auden's she does is far away—a Gibson cramped little apartment in quoted), eight-minute Apocrypha, a film-within-a-film rua grey block of a Khrushchevmination on the digital-video era, era building on the city's scrubland proved a lovely bonus on the DVD/ outskirts. This dingy little world is Blu-ray of the anthology New York, I shockingly, starkly different from Love You (2009). the glassed-off city sanctum. Here, But Zvyagintsev truly returned her son Sergey (Alexey Rozin) and with Elena, from a screenplay by his family live; Elena asks Vladimir Oleg Negin. A frosty Moscow noir— for the money for Sergey to buy his again shot by eagle-eyed Mikhail slacking son's way into a university, Krichman—that picked up a Special thus avoiding the army. But, after Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Festisuffering a health-scare, Vladimir val, Elena was released on disc by draws a little closer to his estranged, Zeitgeist late last year, months after diffident daughter. (Near the end, its onscreen release in the UK and Zvyagintsev sucks us deeper into US to stellar reviews. these class-divides and generationThe film begins with a flicker of gaps when he follows Elena's grandfairy-tale—a web of bare branches; son out to some scrubland with his the cawing of crows—but the cool, friends—where his waywardness glass-bound, capitalism-era Mosbecomes feral.) cow apartment visible through the Krichman lends his coldly, carefully trees slowly becomes the site of drifting eye, curiously poetic in its


eerie, gliding gaze. This expectant, tracking look, along with the story's steady snowball to Elena's act, leads us along an ominous way where whatever could go wrong, doesn't. A life's ended, but the days go callously on; pain is silently expressed or endured. That anti-moral makes this noir such a cutting, almost blackly humorous, Chekhov-like short story about the beaten paths and icy ruts of Russian life in the capital, postCommunism. (It's an everydayness unrelieved by the shooter videogames, tacky game shows, politicalpundit panels and magazine sellers glimpsed in the background.) In the disc's director-interview extra, Zvyagintsev reveals his extensive consideration of the story: its antifairy-tale sense of evil triumphing; a scene's indebtedness to Dostoyevsky; pushing past the original ending; the rhythmic movements between living (and dying) spaces; the implied criticism of a Russia where "patriarchal ideas [still] prevail." And he notes that the apartment was built; it seems appropriate that this glassed-off space was itself nesting-dolled within a studio. In a land of schemers, Zvyagintsev and Negin suggest, the urban cloisters of Moscow's elite are as self-sealing as the lowly masses' Communist-era flats are claustrophobic and stifling; but ultimately, in Elena, Russia's inward-looking, me-first capitalist future can't shut out its grasping, survivalist, Soviet past. V


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The kids aren't all right

Ride the Cyclone presents teenage choir's final concert—from the afterlife

Singing from the great beyond

Until Sun, Mar 10 (7:30 pm; Sun matinees 1:30 pm) Directed by Britt Small and Jacob Richmond Citadel Theatre, $35 – $78.75


find it really difficult when I go to see something that would make a better movie," Kholby Wardell says. "When it lacks spectacle, or when it lacks connection with the audience. When it's like,

'Those people could exist without me, entirely.' I love going to see something where I actually matter as an audience member." Adjacent to Wardell, awaiting brunch in the Citadel's internal café/bistro Normand's, Jameson Parker nods his agreement. The two of them comprise part of the cast of Ride the Cyclone, a bizarre, comic, inherently Canadian musical that's been drumming up accolades everywhere it goes, and, it seems, is a script that places particular importance on the audience assembled to see it on a given night. Created by Victoria's Atomic Vaudeville, Cyclone is a sequel, of sorts, to the company's previous Legoland. That play features a brother and sister recounting their escape from a hippie commune to go see a boy band; this one presents us with a teenage chamber choir from Uranium, Saskatchewan, all dead of a hideous roller coaster accent, giving

a final concert from the great beyond (courtesy of the arcane powers of a mechanized fortunetelling machine.) That immediacy Wardell's discussing seems inherent in the script's structure: that the characters are performing for this particular assembled audience opens the door for a level engagement beyond more fly-onthe-wall pieces of theatre. "Our closing night in Calgary, it felt like we were playing a rock show," Parker says, in equal parts admiration and still-can't-believeit earnestness. "It brings out a lot of people who don't go to theatre a lot. We were talking about this last night, how they have less reservations, they don't know the sit-there-and-shut-up sort of thing—which is great. They let loose a little bit more than most audiences, which is nice. We get the response this show sort of thrives on."

Parker's the relative new guy in the cast, having only joined up in the past eight months. Wardell's been present since the first workshop back in 2008, noting that even in its formative, workshop stages, the script had a potency. "I cried the first time I read the script," Wardell says. "And I'm a crier, but I'm not that much of a crier. "It sounds macabre and sad; it's not," he adds later. "It's really not a sad show. it's really funny. And I think that's, in some ways, why you end up reflecting more. The emotional resonance happens towards the end of the show, but you've been living in this world, thinking about these fairly dark themes and kind of laughing about them, for a while. And then it lands—which is the best way to approach something like that. Nobody wants to be talked at or preached to about those kinds of themes, right?" PAUL BLINOV



REcollection: part 1 / Withheld Thu, Feb 28 (7 pm) Presented by Mile Zero Dance Studio-E (9533 Jasper Ave), $10 – $12

'The he dance scene here has picked up speed," Tatiana Cheladyn says. "Something has really sparked here, and a lot of people are making really interesting dance work. For me, as an emerging artist just finished school, a lot more opportunities are presented than maybe would be in a bigger dance community." She makes her case in point: having just graduated from Vancouver's Simon Fraser University in April, landing the sort of month-long residency that Mile Zero Dance is offering—with Cheladyn now ready to debut a work in a doublebill, alongside another Artist in Res, Alida Nyquist-Shultz of the Good Women Dance Collective—would be much less likely of a possibility anywhere else. Even simply that fact that a long-established company like MZD would offer itself as a developmental platform for the rest of the dance community (these

residencies have been going on all season long) suggests a scene trying to cultivate itself as a whole. That lends the artists involved the freedom to flesh out ideas; the work Cheladyn's premiering, "REcollection: part 1," is a solo she started developing while still at school, testing out an early version of it at

What's Cooking back in April. "Originally I was interested in the contrast," she explains. "What's making a cup of tea versus this high leg kick I can do? What's the connection? They're both things that, myself as a a dancer, do very often. But I think it's become more of a personal journey. It's turned into defining the space for myself, and also defining the dance for myself. It's very being present in the mo-

ment. It doesn't really matter if I'm making a cup of tea or putting my hair in a ponytail versus doing all this string of dance of movement. " Cheladyn's been working with musician Evan Osinchuk, whose score draws on similar contrasts between the everyday and the uncommon; nature sounds meet more musical choices. During her overall process, she notes, the idea for "RE:Collection" has simplified somewhat. "I started with five different small ideas of movement that I built the original solo on. Then I, from the time in-between What's Cooking and this residency, I whittled it down and decided on the things I liked most. There are three things that I kept from those five, and I ran with those. " In contrast to that solo work, Nyquist-Schultz's "Withheld" is being created and presented with a small corps of dancers, altogether

exploring the ideas to be pried from its title: what it means to withhold from someone, and how that can impact movement. "It's been about a year since I last choreographed something, so I was feeling like it was time," NyquistSchultz begins, noting that her main draw to the residency was getting to pick the brains of MZD staff Gerry Morita and Katrina Smy. "Most of the time I choreograph in a pretty isolated environment, so I don't have too many outside eyes coming in to give me critiques or give me their feedback, and I just really feel like in this point at my development as a choreographer, that that is what I need right now, to push me into new areas and delve further into what I'm already investigating." And, perhaps most importantly, Nyquist-Schultz notes the residency is an opportunity for just that: investigation. "I'm taking this time to really explore, more to explore a movement vocabulary than come up with an end product, and that's kind of a luxury that a residency like this allows for." PAUL BLINOV


Resident dancing




Gerard Malanga Wed, Mar 6 (7 pm) Metro Cinema at the Garneau Thu, Mar 7 (7 pm) Art Gallery of Alberta


erard Malanga isn't one to linger on the past. He'd have more of an excuse to do so than most, too, dubbed one of Andy Warhol's "most important associates" by nothing less than The New York Times. But while that legendary NY Factory scene's become encased in history's amber, Malanga's simply continued on as a poet and photographer in his own right, and prefers it that way. "I don't really think about the past too much," he says from his home in upstate NY. "There's nothing that really stands out for me ... I'm just into my own work, and I'm always moving forward with my work. It just seems the way I go about doing what I'm doing, that's the way it is." And what Malanga's been doing certainly warrants its own considerations: as a photographer he's captured hundred of artists on film—including some now-legendary shots of the likes of Iggy Pop, William S Burroughs, Mick Jagger and far more. His last big poetry release, he notes, was back in 2001 called No Respect: New And Selected Poems, though he's just sent a new a body of work to a publisher for consideration. Since the end of the millenium, he notes his writ-


About Anne / The Lotus Eaters nect to the audience through movement and dance, but I also think Anne's story is pretty complicated—it was a narrative I wanted to follow; it wasn't an abstract piece or idea. So therefore I needed other mediums to tell the story."

ing has altered in its approach. "Now the work has really shifted onto a more objective plane where I don't really enter into the work as a personality or a being but more as a narrator, or a disembodied voice," he says. "The poems are not so much about me but more about the person I'm writing about." Malanga's coming to town by invitation of the Alberta Institute for American Studies, and will do a little bit of shoulder checking the past while he's here: on Wednesday, at Metro Cinema, he'll screen a trio of short films made during those Factory years; the next day, he'll show a longer piece of assembled footage, The Gerard Malanga Notebooks, as well as do a poetry reading and reception at the AGA. "I don't think I was unique in my time to do what I was doing," he says of those days. "There were a number of photographers who carried a camera around with them wherever they went. I did it because it seemed that I kept on running into people I knew, or events that were taking place, or things that I had seen, and I had the camera with me to document that situation. It seemed very easy to do that back then. I wasn't really thinking about it in terms of art so much, but in terms of the preservation of something that might not be there in the future." PAUL BLINOV


Fri, Mar 1 & Sat, Mar 2 Presented by Alberta Ballet & Helios Dance Jubilee Auditorium


here's an unexpected connection between what are otherwise very different pieces of literature: Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is a staple of high school English classes, while the story of The Lotus Eaters is a chapter from Homer's Odyssey, as well as a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. "It is an interesting combination and I really credit Alberta Ballet for putting them together," says Laura Gorenstein

Miller, Los Angeles-based choreographer and founder of Helios Dance Theater, who created About Anne: A Diary in Dance independently from another of her works, The Lotus Eaters. The first part of this new production is a half-hour excerpt from About Anne, the original being about twice as long. "I use dance, film, sound design and movement to tell Anne's story. It's quite theatrical," says Gorenstein Miller. "I like the choreography to be very expressive," she continues. "I'm not just interested in pretty lines and pretty pictures. I want to really express and con-

The second half of the evening is a full production of The Lotus Eaters, which Gorenstein Smith describes as a highly physical, visually enthralling tour de force, with costumes created by Rami Kashou of Project Runway, a stunning backdrop painted by visual artist Alison Van Pelt, and an original music score composed by singer-songwriter Grant Lee-Phillips. Despite being based on older works of literature, The Lotus Eaters deals with very contemporary issues of addiction and escapism; it is also set against a backdrop of war similar to that in About Anne, and it depicts how human beings react in the face of extreme adversity. "Part of what inspired me is how strong and amazing and alive [Anne Frank's] spirit was, and still is," says Gorenstein Miller. "The piece isn't just about the tragedy of it all; it's very much about how amazing it is that her story is still so powerful and relevant today. "Despite everything that happened to her, she still believed that human beings were still good. She's an optimist. Her spirit lives on, and it's strong forever." MEL PRIESTLEY



35MM: A Musical Exhibition Wed, Feb 27 – Sun Mar 3 (8 pm; weekend matinee 2 pm) TransAlta Arts Barns, $17.50 (advance), $19 (door)

Oliver's song "Make Me Happy"— Oliver began to compose music and lyrics, crafting stories from each, resulting in the 16 songs performed in 35MM. Each song possesses its own narrative, bringing together love and loss, the creation and consumption of art, an abused southern housewife, homicidal cheerleaders and even a little vampire love. "He has this really amazing way of combining a lot of different types of music, so the music in the show

great way of making songs both comedic and dramatic at the same time."

Kushneryk, who is a designer himself, sees the production as a beneficial exhether it's an obvious conperiment in how art influences itself, nection or not, all art is an with his own interest in art spanning interplay of inspiration, creating its diverse range of possibilities. an infinite abundance of creative "I really appreciate the relationship possibility. between the performance and visual A result of this is Ryan Scott Oliver's esthetic of the show. It's a show that 35MM, a musical exhibition that ties takes us through every part of the together photography, multi-genre human experience from fun, campy music, poetry slam pop songs to and visual art. creepy campfire It's a show that takes us through every part of the The production stories ... it takes human experience from fun, campy pop songs to is making its Edus through the creepy campfire stories ... it takes us through the monton—and Cagamut of emogamut of emotions. nadian—premiere tions," he says, with the help of adding that it's Grant MacEwan important to also grad Corben Kushneryk and an all-local is part rock-inspired, there's some take the stories for what they are cast of artists and performers. dance-pop aspects to it and there's and not to dig too deeply or think too 35MM is the result of Oliver's neweven some musical theatre, Stephen hard about their meanings. "They're all ly found inspiration in photographs Sondheim-type sounds in there," says songs written about a single moment captured by his partner, Matthew Kushneryk of Oliver's work, which he in time, so the theme of the show is Murphy. From these photographs— performed at various points throughto enjoy the moment, because it's not the catalyst being a shot of a boy out his career at MacEwan before going to last forever." MEAGHAN BAXTER and girl with giant yellow happy facgraduating last April. "It's really rich; // MEAGHAN@VUEWEEKLY.COM es walking along a fence, inspiring it's a dissonant sound and he has this



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William Jans

Tales of a globe trotter // William Jans

Sat, Mar 2 (7:30 pm) Off the Wall in China Wed, Mar 6 (7:30 pm) Tales from Tanzania Shaw Theatre, NAIT main campus, $21.99 (advance), $24.99 (door) 'm a different breed perhaps; where most travel for landmarks and locations, I travel for people," says Vancouver-based photographer William Jans. "Creativity, it just gets pulled from you because when you're there, there's so many different things and so many different people that can be as intrigued meeting you as you are with meeting them." For the last 15 years, Jans has been jetting off to all corners of the globe, immersing himself in the cultures of people from all walks of life, camera

Often in North American culture, Jans says, we are quick to assume

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in hand to capture every moment. Not one to be satisfied documenting from an outsider's perspective, Jans jumps in with both feet, interacting with the locals and learning the language to further connect with his new companions—he's learned nine so far, including Swahili, Vietnamese and Mandarin. After his first trip, through several areas of Asia, he came home and regaled a small audience of friends with his tales. They encouraged him to do it again, and before long, the presentations grew in scope and size, with Jans now selling out 800seat theatres with captive audiences ready to travel the world vicariously through his confessional and humorous multimedia recount of his immersive experiences.

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the negative about people, feeling content in our own world. While approaching a stranger is often uncommon in our day-to-day lives, he says that overseas he's found people are receptive and open to sharing their culture—all it takes is a simple "hello." "I'm not so much the guy standing back and documenting in the distance, I'll politely ask—often in the right language—'Hey, can I try this, too?'" says Jans, adding the answer is almost always "yes" and by taking that first step, it opens up a new world of experiences. While there have been times he's been in over his head—like when he was flung off a cliff in Nepal by a yak—it doesn't stop Jans from making the most of the trip. "I think that, despite the radical differences, and even in the most remote place, often the more remote I go the friendlier and happier the people are." During his two Edmonton dates, Jans will be focusing on his 2011 trip to China and the Philippines, which included heading off to a secluded area of the Great Wall and spending the night on the famous structure, treacherous mountain hikes along the Huashan cliffs nearby and his trek through the Philippines, a journey that brought its own unique experiences, such as a visit to a surprisingly family friendly crucifixion festival in San Fernando, Pampagna. During Wednesday night's presentation, audiences travel to Africa as Jans goes through is experience living with the Masai tribe, which meant sleeping outdoors with only a small fence separating himself from the hyenas on the other side.


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Gallery), 12310 Jasper Ave, 780.482.2854 • New work by artists Peter Deacon and Barbara Amos until Mar 1 • New work by artists Janice Mason Steeves and Scott Pattinson; Mar 9-22; opening reception: Mar 9, 2-4pm, artist in attendance

CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS DE L’ALBERTA (CAVA) • 9103-95 Ave, 780.461.3427 • Works by Roma Newcombe, Nadia Tanguay, Barbara Kowaleski and Gary Karapaski • Mar 1-12 • Opening: Mar 1, 7-8:30pm CROOKED POT GALLERY–Stony Plain • 4912-51 Ave, Stony Plain, 780.963.9573 • Plates, Platters, Pitchers and Things that Pour: featuring wheel thrown and hand built work by gallery members • Mar 1-3

ALBERTA BALLET/HELIOS DANCE THEATRE • Jubilee Auditorium, 11455-87 Ave • About Anne: A Diary in Dance: Inspired by Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl; The Lotus Eaters: Inspired by Homer's The Odyssey • Mar 1-2 • Tickets start: $29

11am-9pm FRONT GALLERY • 12312 Jasper Ave, 780.488.2952 • WHISPERS OF NATURE: Andrew Raszewski • Mar 9-25 • Opening: Mar 9, 2-4pm; artist in attendance GALLERIE PAVA • 9524-87 St, 780.461.3427 • Retrospective of Nathalie Shewchuk-Paré's artwork; until Mar 5 • soul NoTes: Abstract acrylics works by Annette Ayre, Susan Allan; Mar 9-Apr 17; opening: Mar 9, 1-4pm; meet the artists GALLERY 7 • 7 Perron St, St Albert, 780.459.2552 • GOD'S DOMAIN: Oil paintings by Ardath Buckaway • Until Mar 25

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ALBERTA BALLET/BE MOVED • Jubilee Auditorium, 11455-87 Ave • Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître will announce the exciting 2013-14 Season and introduce a performance by Alberta Ballet dancers; followed by family-friendly activities in the lobby; meet some of Alberta Ballet's dancers • Mar 2, 2-4pm • Free; RSVP: call 780.428.6839 CITIE BALLET • Timms Centre, U of A, 780.472.7774 • Mosaic Two: Barocco Beat • Mar 9, 7:30pm; Mar 10, 2:30pm • $37 (adv at TIX on the Square) EBDA BALLROOM DANCE, 780.893.6828 • Lions Senior Recreational Centre, 11113-111 Ave • Monthly ballroom dance • Mar 2, 8pm EXPANSE MOVEMENT ARTS FESTIVAL • Westbury Theatre, TransAlta Arts Barns, 10330-84 Ave • A dance and body based performance festival; works by Amber Borotsik and Mile Zero Dance; workshops by Good Women Dance Collective, and more • Mar 7-Mar 10 • $15 (single); $25 (day pass-weekday); $35 (day passSaturday); $70 (Pass) at or 780.409.1910



GALLERIES + MUSEUMS ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY • 10186-106 St, 780.488.6611 • Discovery Gallery: THE RECIPIENTS: Recipients of the 8th annual Alberta Craft Awards; until Mar 23 • Feature Gallery: GOLDEN EDGE: Artworks by 16 craft artists; until Mar 30 • The Recipients of the 2012 Alberta Craft Awards; Mar 2-Apr 13 ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA (AGA) • 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 780.422.6223 • BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS: Beasts and Fantastic Creatures in Early European Prints; until Mar 3 • The News From here: The 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art: Curated by Nancy Tousley; until May 5 • This Alberta Biennial showcases the work of Alberta filmmakers and performance artists • 5 ARTISTS, 1 LOVE: Black History Month art show, works by Pamela Parker, Phillip Risby, Lorien Maheu, Melissa Aytenfisu, and Blanche Thompson; until Mar 1 ART GALLERY OF ST ALBERT (AGSA) • 19 Perron St, St Albert, 780.460.4310 • MIGRATING COLONY: Charcoal drawings and raku installation by Erin Schwab • PASSERIFORMS II: Paintings and mixed media works by James Trevelyan • Until Mar 16 • Ageless Art: Art for mature adults; 1-3pm; $12 each • Preschool Picasso: Art class for 3-5 yrs; Shadow Shapes! on Mar 9, 10:3011:30am; $8 ART SOCIETY OF STRATHCONA COUNTY • Loft Gallery, 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park • Artwork by society members, and a gift shop of artist made items; open Feb-Jul • Red Barn: Art Society of Strathcona County DVD lecture series: The World’s Greatest Paintings, From Monet to Van Gogh; Mar 2, 1-4pm, Apr 13, 1-4pm; $5; 790.559.4443 BLOCK 1912 • 10361-82 Ave • Artworks by Francessca Garvey • Opening: Mar 3, 7:30pm; meet-the artist night BRINSMEAD KENNEDY GALLERY • 10434-122 St • Naturally Abstract: artwork by David Blaine • Until Feb 28 BUGERA MATHESON GALLERY (Agnes Bugera


CAPITAL THEATRE March 7th – 17th 8pm (no show on the 11th or 12th) Adults $28 Student/Seniors $20 Tickets available at






ARDEN THEATRE • St Albert • The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant; silent movies with live music • Mar 8, 7:30pm • $40 at Arden box office BUMP 'N' GRINDHOUSE • Varscona Theatre, Back alley entrance, 10329-83 Ave, 780.446.6940 • Movies and shorts by local cult heroes • Mar 2, 11pm • Paywhat-you-can EDMONTON FILM SOCIETY • Royal Alberta Museum Auditorium, 12845-102 Ave • Love Me or Leave Me (1955, colour, PG); Mar 4, 8pm • No Man Of Her Own (l950, PG); Mar 11, 8pm • Membership for each film: $6/$5 (senior/student) FREEDOM TO VIEW, 780.496.7000 • Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre, bsmt, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • Idylwylde Library: Screening of Wiebo's War, followed by discussion on the influence of the media on our understanding of news; Feb 28, 7pm GLOBAL VISIONS • • Documentary Film Festival: Opening Night Film: Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary, How To Survive A Plague, Kicking off Feb 28; until Mar 3 • Festival SuperPasses, 6-Packs, and tickets to Opening Night film, How to Survive a Plague at TIX on the Square; as well as at Remedy Café (Southside/Downtown), Earth’s General Store, and Metro Cinema at the Garneau • Sound & Visions: special event at Garneau Theatre: Mar 2, 5pm; $26.75 (adv)/$16.75 (superpass holder) • Doc 101/Pitchfest Live: Doc filmmaking workshop at Art Gallery of Alberta, Ledcor Theatre; Mar 3, 10am; $16.75 at TIX on the Square GLOBAL VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL GALA • Garneau Theatre • Premiere of How to Survive a Plague, guest speaker, complimentary beverage and food • Feb 28, 6:30pm • $18 at TIX on the Square NFB FILM CLUB • Calder Library • Vanishing Point; Mar 6, 6:30pm UP FOR DISCUSSION: A FILM SERIES • Stanley Milner Library Theatre (bsmt), 7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 780.496.7000 • Rachel Getting Married; 14A, Mar 7, 6:30pm


For more info & reservations 780-496-7227 or book online DC3 ART PROJECTS • 10567-111 St • TOPOGRAPHIC SOUND: Very large photo-based works by Gary James Joynes; and Tritone (2013) a 100 day long decaying auditory chord and it's wall-based sculptural echo, a continuation of his Alberta Bienniale performance to its conclusion, and Ouroboros (2011), large installation exploring sacred sound and form through video installation and photography to date; until Mar 16 EXPRESSIONZ CAFÉ • 9938-70 Ave • Olive Tree Project, Peg Barcelo-Jackson, Ginette D'Silva, Alice Dolphin, Dara Loewen • Ongoing FAB GALLERY • Department of Art and Design, U of A, Rm 1-1 Fine Arts Bldg, 780.492.2081 • Lisa Matthais: the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking; until Mar 23 • Alysha Creighton: the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Drawing & Intermedia; until Mar 23 • What would I say about myself if I weren't me?: Education 129: Visual arts and design forum presented by Mathew Reichertz (visual artist/painter); Feb 28, 5:15pm FACULTY CLUB–U OF A • Saskatchewan Rm, 11435 Saskatchewan Dr, 780.436.6339 • A Special One Day Exhibition of the Artistry of David Baine • Mar 11,

GALLERY AT MILNER • Stanley A. Milner Library Main Fl, Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 780.944.5383 • DISPLAY CASES: BOTANICAL HEROINE: Polymer clayworks by Kristin Anderson • DISTANCE TO THE SUN: Photography by Tyler Enfield; until Feb 28 HAPPY HARBOR COMICS V1 • 10729-104 Ave • Comic Jam: Improv comic art making every 1st and 3rd Thu each month, 7pm • Comics Artist-inResidence: with Kyle Sams; Every Fri 12-6pm and Sat 12-5pm; until Apr 7 HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY • 3 Fl, 10215-112 St • Main Gallery: OF/OFF (COURSE): Works by Steve de Bruyn; Mar 7-Apr 12; opening: Mar 7, 8-10pm • Front Room Gallery: LITTLE FEARS: Laura O’Connor; Mar 7-Apr 12 • Artist Talks: O’Connor at Mar 7, 7pm; De Bruyn at Mar 7, 7:30pm • Front Room Gallery: RESET: Student art and design show; until Mar 1 JEFF ALLEN ART GALLERY (JAGG) • Strathcona Place Senior Centre, 10831 University Ave • FOOD FOR THE SOUL: Paintings by John Zyp • Mar 1-27 • Reception: Mar 13, 6:30-8:30pm JOHNSON GALLERY–SOUTH • 7711-85 St, 780.465.6171 • Miniatures by Thelma Manary, Rita Briansky, Ann Huculak, Susan Gardiner, Olson; photos

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JUBILEE AUDITORIUM • Bsmt Gallery • Cirque D'HOFFMANN: Artworks by members of the ASA; artshow runs in conjunction with Edmonton Opera's Les Contes d’Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach • Through to Mar KING’S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE • Atrium, 9125-50 St, 780.465.3500 • JUST FOOD: Touring art exhibit exploring the human right to food • Until Mar 15, Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm • Free LATITUDE 53 • 10242-106 St • 780 423 5353 • Winter salons: nights of performance and interactive art curated around winter themes of Light, Wind, and Cold/ Warmth; last Thu every month MCMULLEN GALLERY • U of A Hospital, 8440-112 St, 780.407.7152 • THE SPIRIT OF AGING: Photos by Sharon Moore • Until Mar 24 MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM–St Albert • 5 St Anne St, St Albert, 780.459.1528 • CATCHING THE LIGHT: The life and photography of Victor Post • Until Mar 31 NAESS GALLERY • Paint Spot, 10032-81 Ave, 780.432.0240 • AFTER HOURS ‘13: Works by the Paint Spot staff; until Mar 31; reception: Mar 2, 5-7pm NINA HAGGERTY–Stollery Gallery • 9225-118 Ave, 780.474.7611 • Part of SkirtsAfire, her Arts festival. SUBSTANCE OF SPACE: A Visual Art Show, works by Nika Blasser, Alysha Creighton, Megan Hahn and Claire Uhlick • Opening: Mar 7, 4-7pm Mar 7-10 runs throughout the festival PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY • 12304 Jasper Ave, 780.455.7479 • New paintings by Giuseppe Albi • Until Mar 13 ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM • 12845-102 Ave, 780.453.9100 • RIVER'S EDGE: Until Apr 10 • iNuujaq: Dolls of the Canadian Arctic; until Apr 28 • arCTiC 4: Exploring tales and traditions from Canada's North; until May 20 SCOTT GALLERY • 10411-124 St, 780.488.3619 • Works by Leslie Poole; through Mar • Wayne Mackenzie at the Gallery; Mar 14-16 for new jewellery makeups, jewellery remodeling, and repairs SHELL THEATRE FOYER–Fort Saskatchewan • WOMEN'S WORKS: Works by members of the Redwater ART Society • Open Thu-Fri, 11am-2pm • Until Mar 1 SNAP GALLERY • Society Of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, 10123-121 St, 780.423.1492 • THE COMPLACENCY OF SEEING: Printworks by Rebecca Beardmore • agaiN aNd agaiN: Works by Sukha Worob • Until Mar 24 SPRUCE GROVE ART GALLERY • Melcor Cultural Centre, 35-5 Ave, Spruce Grove • shiNo queeN: Allied Arts Council AAC featured artist Ruby Serben • Until Mar 9 STRATHCONA COUNTY ART GALLERY @ 501 • 501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park • FROM THE OUTSIDE IN: Photos by Brenda Francis Pelkey, curated by Brenda Barry Byrne • Mar 8-Apr 28 • Opening: Mar 8, 7pm; artist in attendance TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE • 11211-142 St • Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition: explores the amazing nature of human identity through the magic of the Star Wars universe and its legendary characters; until Apr 1 UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA MUSEUMS • Enterprise Sq, 10230 Jasper Ave, 780.492.5834 • PASSION PROJECT: Extended run until Mar 2 • IMMORTAL BEAUTY: Extended run until Mar 2 VAAA GALLERY • 3rd Fl, 10215-112 St, 780.421.1731 • Gallery A: AWARENESS OF AN ALTERED WORLD: Richard Boulet and Sue Seright • Gallery B: FIGHTING NORMAL: Laurie MacFayden and Amy Willans • Until Mar 2 WEST EDMONTON MALL • Centre Stage • CELEBRITY PHABRIKATED: Phabrikated 2013 art and design Competition: Phabrikated gowns • Mar 8, 12-9pm (display); 7pm (event) WEST END GALLERY • 12308 Jasper Ave • Works by Claudette Castonguay • Until Feb 28

LITERARY ALBERTA AVENUE COMMUNITY LEAGUE • 9210-118 Ave • Her Story, by Nadien Chu and Annette Loiselle. A staged reading directed by Mieko Ouchi, photographic design by Nicole Deibert, sound design, Paul Morgan Donald • Mar 9, 9pm • Part of SkirtsAfire, herArts festival ART STREAM CENTRE • 11434-120 St, 780.425.9303 • Art Fuse–an explosion of local word, image and sound • Every Thu, 7-9pm; featuring authors, artists, artisans, musicians, and open mic AUDREYS BOOKS • 107 St, Jasper Ave • Stroll of Poets: Poets' Haven Series • Bernie Finkelstein, author of True North–A Life in the Music Business; book signing: Mar 2, 2pm; Bernie Finkelstein film Bruce Cockburn–Pacing the Cage screening for Global Visions Film Fest: Mar 2, 7pm at Metro Cinema 8712-109 St CARROT COFFEEHOUSE • 9351-118 Ave • Prose Creative Writing Group • Every Tue, 7-9pm KOFFEE CAFÉ • 6120-28 Ave, 780.863.4522 • Glass Door Coffee House Reading Series: Last Thu each month • Feb 28, 7-9pm • Free NINA HAGGERTY • 9225-118 Ave • She Speaks: A Storytelling Circle: Five strong women from different backgrounds will share their personal stories. Featuring Starla, Tiffany, Juanita and Bernice; Mar 8, 7pm • The Photograph, by Dana Rayment: A staged reading presented in partnership with Theatre of the New Heart. Gina and Mark lose their baby in a stillbirth. They cope by resorting to their most comforting ally. Their camera and their battery of photographs; Mar 9, 4pm • Body Language: A Fusion of Spoken Word and Music featuring Audrey Shield, Erika Luckert, Felicity Collins, Laurie MacFayden, and Medgine Mathurin. Songs of peace, freedom and equality sung by Notre Dame des Bananes Choir; Mar 9, 7pm • Part of SkirtsAfire, herArts festival ROUGE LOUNGE • 10111-117 St, 780.902.5900 • Spoken Word Tuesdays: Weekly spoken word night presented by the Breath In Poetry Collective (BIP) UP-

PER CRUST CAFÉ • 10909-86 Ave, 780.422.8174 • The Poets’ Haven Reading Series: 7pm; Presented by the Stroll of Poets Society • Mar 4, 11 • $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 THE 11 O’CLOCK NUMBER! • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave • Grindstone Theatre presents a two act improvised musical every other Fri, 11pm • Mar 8 • Tickets at TIX on the Square March 22, April 5, and April 19 AGE OF AROUSAL • C103 (Catalyst Theatre), 8529 Gateway Blvd • London, 1885 – a time of great passion, great confusion–virtue is barely holding down its petticoats • Mar 7-9, 7:30pm BEAUTY AND THE BEAST • Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts, 4308-50 St, Leduc • Presented by Stageworks. Belle is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced "affections" of conceited Gaston • Mar 2, 7pm; Mar 3, 2pm BIG BOOM THEORY • Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 2690, 8882-170 St, Phase II, WEM • All your favourite nerds are here helping Sheldon navigate his way through Canada. With plenty of Bazinga • Until Apr 7 CHIMPROV • Citadel Theatre, 9828-101A Ave • 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) CIRCUS TERRIFICO • Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts, 4308-50 St, Leduc • By Motus O Theatre • Mar 10, 2pm • $10 DIE-NASTY • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave, 780.433.3399 • Live improvised soap opera • Every Mon, until May 27, 7:30pm (subject to change) • Tickets at the box office EXPANSE MOVEMENT ARTS FESTIVAL • Westbury Theatre, TransAlta Arts Barns, 10330-84 Ave • A dance and body based performance festival spanning dance, dance theatre, aerial and circus arts, mime, slapstick comedy and more • Mar 7-Mar 10 • $15 (single); $25 (day pass-weekday); $35 (day pass-Saturday); $70 (Festival pass) GWG: PIECE BY PIECE• Alberta Avenue Community Leagu, 9210-118 Ave • Part of SkirtsAfire, her arts festival. Created by Maria Dunn in collaboration with Don Bouzek and Catherine C. Cole • Mar 7, 8pm HEY LADIES! • Roxy, 10708-124 St, other venues, 780.453.2440 • Theatre Network • The Roxy Performance Series: stars Davina Stewart, Cathleen Rootsaert, Leona Brausen • Mar 8, celebration for International Woman’s Day: music by the AwesomeHots, talk with Noel Taylor (woman lover); sparkling wine and more May 24 THE KITE RUNNER • Citadel Shoctor Theatre, 9828101A Ave, 780.425.1820 • Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini. Co-production with Theatre Calgary, directed by Eric Ross. The story of a friendship between two Afghan boys from different worlds and one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption • Mar 9-31, no show Mon; Tue-Sat 7:30pm; evening and mat shows: Sun • $35 A PEEK UNDER OUR SKIRTS: A SHOWCASE OF HER TALENT • Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210-118 Ave • Part of SkirtsAfire, her Arts festival. Talent from across the Edmonton Arts Scene coming together for one night to celebrate International Women’s Day. Featuring, Booming Tree, Kate & Bridget Ryan, Dana Wylie, Rapid Fire Theatre, Tzadeka, Patricia Zentilly and Bridget Jessome • Mar 8, 8pm PEEP SHOW • Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210-118 Ave • New plays presented in partnership with Alberta Playwrights Network • Mar 10, 2pm RIDE THE CYCLONE • Citadel Maclab Theatre, 9828101A Ave, 780.425.1820 • Musical comedy • Until Mar 10, Tue-Sun 7:30pm; Mar 3 and 10, 1:30pm • $35 at Citadel box office SERCA FESTIVAL OF IRISH THEATRE • La cité francophone, 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury • Productions include Grumpus Gets Revenge written/performed by Ken Brown; Tristan and Isolde adapted by Elizabeth Hobbs, Jessica Peverett, Nicole Schafenacker, choreography by Ainsley Hillyard; Medea adapted by Tom Paulin; Winners by Brian Friel, directed by Frank Zotter • Until Mar 3 • $20 (adult)/$15 (student/senior); Festival pass (4 shows) $60 (adult)/$45 (student/senior) SHEAR MADNESS • Mayfield Dinner Theatre, 16615109 Ave, 780.483.4051 • Funny whodunit by Paul Portner–the audience gets to solve the crime • Until Apr 7 THEATRESPORTS • Citadel Theatre, 9828-101A Ave • Improv • Every Fri, 7:30pm and 10pm THE V.I.P. KID’S SHOW • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave, 780.433.3399 • Series for children. Young and old can enjoy a Variety, Improv and Puppet show with Kate Ryan, Davina Stewart, Donovan Workun, Dana Andersen, Cathy Derkach and friends • Mar 9, 23 • $6/$60 (VIP pass) WHEN THAT I WAS • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave • William Shakespeare is dead. The Puritans have closed the theatres. But Mr. Rice survives to tell his tale • Mar 6-8, 7:30pm • $17.75 at TIX on the Square WHERE THE BLOOD MIXES • Roxy, 10708-124 St • Until Mar 3 WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY • St Albert Kinsmen Hall, 47 Riel Dr, St Albert, 780.668.9522 • Dinner Theatre in St.Albert presented by St sAlbert Theatre Troupe • Until Mar 2 • $47.50 (incl roast beef buffet and show) WILDFIRE TEEN IMPROV FESTIVAL • Citadel Ziedler Hall, 9832-101A Ave • The WildFire Jr (grades 7-9) until Mar 2, 7pm • Tickets at TIX on the Square YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN • Dinwoodie Lounge, 2nd Fl, Students' Union Bldg, 8900-114 St, U of A, 780.340.3293 • A funny musical journey of young Frankenstein travels from New York to Transylvania presented by students from all faculties of the U of A • Mar 6-9, 5:30pm (door), 6pm (dinner), 7pm (performances) Mar 8-9: dinner theatre performances • $15-$30


Retired Olympian Ashleigh McIvor gets set for new adventures Sat, Mar 2 Clicquot in the Snow Marmot Basin


lympic gold medalist Ashleigh McIvor—the first female athlete to reach the podium when ski cross made its debut in the games in 2010—has ripped up the slopes more this season than she has in years. And while she's at it she's doing some of the best skiing of her life. The kind of skiing she lives for. "I'm racing for fresh lines instead of racing against real competitors in a real race format," she says. "That's what I truly love." The 29-year-old from Whistler, BC announced her retirement from racing last November. She was coming off a serious knee injury sustained during the X Games in Aspen, Colorado when she decided enough was enough. "I probably could have pushed through [the injury] if I was really determined, but I just decided for me it's more important to ski recreationally for the rest of my life than it is to race for the next year through to this next Olympic cycle," she says. This is McIvor's third time leaving competitive skiing. The first time was when she was 16 years old and she was no longer fulfilled by alpine skiing—that was before ski cross was an option. The second time was when she blew out her knee in her early 20s. She ultimately came back to competitive skiing when she found out ski cross would be included in the 2010 Olympics. She says that hearing the news made her "hungrier than ever." "I wanted to get out there and show myself that I could succeed at it and overcome that injury." And succeed she did, earning the gold medal on home soil, in front of all of her friends and family and millions of proud Canadians. At age 26, she says, she had already accomplished more than she ever thought she would. "I almost feel like that last Olympic cycle was just a bonus and now I'm totally ready to move on and focus on other things." Although McIvor couldn't be happier with her decision, she says not everyone understands why she quit. "People think, 'Oh, she just hurt her knee. She can come back from that. That's no excuse,'" she says.

"Or people are concerned I'll have this void in my life. "But, I don't feel like there's a big void in my life," she continues. "I have been so busy. In fact, a lot of my sponsors were actually kind of happy I'm not racing anymore because I'm available. I'm not gone to Europe all winter, so they're able to use me on a larger capacity." It's not only her sponsors who are happy, either. With her Olympic win in 2010 and her incredible career overall—11 podium finishes at World Cups between 2008 and 2011 and a top finish at the World Championships in 2009—McIvor is in high demand. Photographers want her as their model. Businesses want her to inspire their staff. CBC wants her to do ski commentary. And, Whistler/ Blackcomb wants her for their Ski with an Olympian package. "There's never a dull moment," she says. "I've been doing speaking engagements on all sorts of topics that I can use my sports stories to shine a light on, and then working as a spokesperson for various marketing campaigns and causes." She says that, since retirement, she's really enjoyed the flexibility her new life provides. She's now able to travel for work and ski for pleasure. And, she has time to plan her future, including a wedding in August, the con-

struction of a home in Whistler and a possible business venture with her fiance, Vancouver Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit, and her sister. In the more immediate future, her new schedule is allowing her to travel to Marmot Basin early next month for her first Jasper experience. She'll be in the Rockies for Clicquot in the Snow, an event that will have her and her sister guiding skiers out on the mountain. "We're going to give people some tips on technique and style and then we're going to hold a race," she says. The first annual Veuve Clicquot race is on the School House run. McIvor says she won't be competing, she'll just be getting things started. "I think they're concerned I'd get too competitive and put everybody to shame," she says with a laugh. Following the competition, McIvor will present the winner with the firstever Veuve Clicquot Winner’s Coat. Other events taking place during the weekend are at Jasper Park Lodge. There will be yoga, cooking demonstrations, a Moulin Rouge-inspired gala and an after party with DJs from Urban Metropolis. To learn more about the event, visit jasper or NICOLE VEERMAN


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Flying through the trees at Revelstoke Mountain Resort


If you're heading down to Fernie this weekend, on Sunday, March 3 you'll be able to take in the annual Raging Elk Dummy Downhill. With creative juices flowing, participants fabricate dummies on skis and then launch them at high speeds over a gigantic jump near the Timber Chair. Entries are judged on creativity, jump distance and carnage upon landing. Hilarity abounds and it's all for a good cause. The entry fee is a minimum $20 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. V







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My son Travis and his buddies Kurtis and Adam were seeking powder during the recent reading week break. A little weather watching led them to Revelstoke Mountain Resort. And Mother Nature did not disappoint, dropping 40 centimetres of fresh powder during their three-day adventure. Their favourite runs generally involved carving through the trees, including Powder Monkey and Clyde's Secret Glades. As well, Denver Dollars, a run under the chair consisting of drops and rollers in thigh-deep powder, received high praise from them and the enthusiastic guest on the lift urging them on. Every ride up the gondola and chairlift was a three-climate experience. It was warm with very little snow at the base, heavy snow in the middle and near arctic conditions unloading at the peak. My son and his friends did note that Revelstoke Mountain is still pretty young and developing. The normal ski resort frills and nightlife are not there yet, but the snow and quality of runs really made up for it.


OVER QUALIFIED, UNDER EMPLOYED Tip your barista, her degree was expensive T

his year, thousands of Edmonton students will finish the endurance test that is higher education. Battle-scarred from fourplus years of classes, cramming and exams, they'll emerge from the jungle of academia with their prize clutched triumphantly in trembling fist: a degree. Many will be typing BA or BSc onto their new resumés, as arts and science degrees are the most common. Then, proudly and with hard-won credentials in hand—and often in debt thousands of dollars—they'll give the job market the ol' college try. But for many, the dream of a well-paying and fulfilling career doing something challenging and stimulating will only find jobs that require, at most, a high school diploma. That dude frothing milk for your latte could have a master's degree in etymology and some hard-earned, frustrated opinions on liberal arts education. Donald Lenz has a BA in sociology and works in the oil-and-lube bay at an Edmonton car dealership. The 30-year-old thought the job would be a stop-gap between college and a career in the public sector or with a not-for-profit. Like more than half of postsecondary grads in Canada, he owes serious money in student loans; the average debt for a bachelor's degree is $20 000 to $25 000, with a third of grads owing more than $25  000. Since he graduated in 2010, Lenz has been paying more on student loans than rent on his apartment. And he'll keep doing that each and every month—until 2025. "When I started school, there were lots of good jobs out there and I thought I'd have no trouble paying off these loans," Lenz says. "But the jobs I wanted had so many people competing for them and there are more people graduating with my qualifications every year. You start to ask yourself: why did I do this?" He's one of hundreds of thousands of overqualified young Canadians who thought a degree was a ticket to financial security, complete with the benefits and pensions enjoyed by their parents. A 2006 Statistics Canada report said 20 percent of university grads are working jobs that require, if any-

thing, just a high school diploma; and nearly half of all Canadians under 30 have experienced underqualification at some time. The underemployed are paid less, have less job security and are often frustrated and dissatisfied with their jobs. That's not to say that a degree is worthless—far from it. Nationally, university degree holders have the lowest levels of unemployment, at 4.6 percent for men and 8.4 percent for women, according to StatsCan. And more education typically comes with a higher salary, with master's and doctoral degree holders earning, on average, more than $60 000 annually.

studied art at Grant MacEwan and the U of A where she earned a BFA in painting. Now, she works as a server at O'Byrne's Irish Pub and paints on the side. She knew full-well the rocky career prospects as even some of her teachers at the university, who are considered successful artists, worked side jobs in retail. "I didn't want money to be the bottom line," she says. "I've always been a bit pessimistic about my career prospects with an arts degree. I know so many people who have a degree but are doing something totally different. But I wanted to try something I loved, not just something practical." Vegt says she has no problem waitress-

That dude frothing milk for your latte could have a master's degree in etymology and some hard-earned, frustrated opinions on liberal arts education. But some degrees are more likely to land you pouring coffees or slinging beers to make rent. In follow-up surveys, a third of all liberal arts grads from Grant MacEwan and the University of Alberta said their degrees were "not at all related" to their current jobs. Just 21 percent of BA in Sociology holders from Grant MacEwan found full-time work related to their education. Representatives from the U of A declined an interview request asking for comments on the career prospects of a BA, and Grant MacEwan didn't respond by press deadline. You've heard the old joke trotted out whenever someone with an arts degree ends up in the service industry: "Well, what did they expect, majoring in (insert ridiculously obscure topic here)." But students aren't idiots. Clearly there are more pragmatic ways of locking in a steady nine-to-five than studying philosophy texts or learning about ancient cave paintings. Jennie Vegt says she prefers underemployment if it means she can pursue her passion for painting. Vegt, 26, considers herself a realist and originally considered being an accountant. But instead of counting beans, she

ing, despite being overqualified. The money from tips is good and she has free time to paint and showcase her art in galleries across the city. O'Byrne's even commissioned her to paint a mural in the lady's bathroom. Although her nuanced skills with a brush and canvas aren't required in the average serving shift, the bar has crept into her painting: Vegt says she's found herself painting people sitting at tables, beer glasses in hand. Still, she says she's "grudgingly" considering going back to school for a more-employable course on illustration. Lenz, the sociology major, is in his first year of the Human Resources Management program at Grant MacEwan, a career choice he knows is financially secure, especially with Alberta's booming job market. And they're far from the only people heading back for more education. Nearly half of all students applying to NAIT already have some kind of post-secondary training. The polytechnic's President and CEO Dr Glenn Feltham says that's no coincidence. NAIT has active partnerships with industry, who sit down with the school to work on curricula that will

produce highly employable grads. And, unlike local universities, NAIT advertises projected salaries and the chances a student will score a job in their desired field. "The education you get at NAIT is directly relevant to getting a good career," Feltham says. "Our four pillars are science, technology and the environment, trades, business and health care. Those happen to be the four areas that have the most job shortages in this province and the four areas the Alberta government have highlighted as priorities." The fact is, a two-year technical diploma or certificate can have much more currency in Alberta than a more expensive and timeconsuming general degree—especially since the oil sands are going to need at least 15  000 more skilled workers by 2021. Some, like Jakki Hau, are capitalizing on this statistic. The 22-yearold got her Power Engineering Third Class certificate at Portage College in her hometown of Lac La Biche. A full 12 months of the twoyear course was a paid field placement. For two years now, Hau has been making more than $100 000 a year monitoring the steam-generation equipment at an oil-and-gas camp near Conklin, where she is the youngest person on her crew and one of the only female employees. Hau says she enjoys her job and would stick with it as a career even if it paid far less. "Money isn't everything, but I'm really blessed to be doing this job," Hau says. "Although camp life takes some getting used to, I can definitely see myself doing this as a career." With one of the lowest unemployment rates in North America, finding a job in this province isn't a challenge. But Alberta is an exporter of oil—and unfortunately for students of the humanities and social sciences—not of cultural capital. Future scholars will want to ask hard questions about the chances of finding a career in their chosen field of study, or at least pre-

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e live in an age where people have more The university's partnership with Udacity will educational opportunities than ever before. result in the development of various methods for There are infinite choices of what to learn, how to delivering, measuring and assessing online courses learn and when to learn. and experiences. It will also result in the developThe traditional route is seeking out a university or ment of a few courses in the Faculty of Science college education, sitting through lectures, readthat will be offered through Udacity, with at least ing textbooks and writing tests to earn a diploma. one being offered for credit. And the nontraditional route depends on students There are currently very few MOOCs that can taking greater responsibility for their own educabe taken for a university credit, but there is a tion. In the last few years, the latter form of learnmovement in that direction. Earlier this month, ing has picked up steam, particularly in the form of The American Council on Education recomMOOCs—massive open online courses. mended five courses that should be offered for A MOOC, unlike a typical online course, is open credit. The courses—two from Duke University, to large-scale enrollment from around the world, two from the University of California and one whether the student is enrolled in the host infrom the University of Pennsylvania—are alstitution or not. For example, someone in Brazil ready offered through Coursera. could sign up and participate in a MOOC faciliGierl says figuring out how to offer free courses tated by a professor at the University of Alberta. for credit is one of MOOCs unresolved issues. "But Of course, participation requires a reliable InterI can assure you administrators are spending many net connection and a student with high digital long hours and many heated discussions trying to literacy, as the courses are taught online, using figure that out," he says. multiple digital platforms and resources. Half of the problem is how to give a credit for The first MOOC was created by Stephen Downes a course that is generally free, and the other half and George Siemens and appeared in 2008. The is how to evaluate a student's knowledge when course, "Connectivism and Connective Knowledge," there isn't a way to know the true identity of the was offered for credit to person being tested. 25 tuition-paying stu"Those are kind of imHalf of the problem is dents at the University portant things that are how to give a credit for a of Manitoba and was administrative in nature, course that is generally also open to the general but important in the free, and the other half is public free of charge. outcome and, most cerhow to evaluate a student's tainly, the evolution of Ultimately, it attracted knowledge when there isn't these courses within a 2300 participants. a way to know the true "To me it's miraculous structured environment, identity of the person being like a university, and nothat we got 2300," tested Downes says, a conbody really knows how nectivism scholar and to deal with this right senior research officer now," Gierl says. at the National Research Council of Canada. "We If you ask Downes, authentication and credits were really niche. We got 2300 people for a aren't the important issues, nor are they the fucourse that you might get three people in if you ture of MOOCs. Rather, he sees a future where offered it at a college." these courses will allow people to bypass the To accommodate so many people, Downes and traditional system—a future where university Siemens created a "network course" that allowed credits and diplomas are no longer the only way students to participate on any number of platto recognize learning. forms like Facebook, Blogger, Wordpress, Second "I think that approach has more long-term legs beLife and any other open, online software. Then, to cause if we can recognize somebody who doesn't keep students connected, the posts they made have a degree as having the equivalent of a degree, were aggregated into a newsletter, allowing each we can bypass the whole system and people can student to find the posts they were interested in just learn on their own, and if people can learn on rather than having to wade through one forum their own that is incredibly empowering." with hundreds or thousands of posts. The key to this approach is openness online, Since that first course, MOOCs have taken off Downes says. So rather than having a degree, in a big way. In the last five years a number of people will have an online portfolio demonstratprivate course providers—Udacity, Coursera and ing their knowledge and skills. "It's almost like edX, to name the giants—and multiple universiyour creative work becomes your degree instead ties have created their own courses with incredof your degree being your degree," he says. ible results. Some courses have even attracted In Gierl's view, a movement toward less credenhundreds of thousands of students. (It's importials isn't one he sees swooping in anytime soon. tant to note that although huge numbers of peo"I think we still very much live in a credentialing ple enrol, completion rates often hover between world in North America, where degrees matter five and 10 percent.) and increasingly having lots of degrees matters, so I don't think that shift will occur anytime soon Here in Edmonton, the University of Alberta towards less credentials." has jumped on board, announcing last October a But Gierl does see a middle ground with research partnership with Udacity—a company MOOCs. "People hunger for learning and hunfounded by Sebastian Thrun, a Stanford professor ger for opportunities to better themselves and and vice president of Google. The U of A's relationsometimes they want credits and sometimes ship with Udacity is about creating alternatives for they don't," he says. 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ince establishing its foundations in 1908, the University of Alberta has welcomed students from all over the world. The institution's more than 240 000 alumni have gone on to makes impacts in a variety of industries, but there is a growing list of individuals whose career paths have taken them to international recognition, whether it be in politics, literature or pop culture. The following, in no particular order, is a select list of some of the University of Alberta's most recognizable alumni.

Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada (Class of '60; BA; '73, MA): At the beginning of his academic career at the University of Alberta, from which he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in political science, Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark took an interest in journalism, working for The Gateway and eventually taking over as editor-in-chief. During his time in Edmonton, he spent a summer working for the Edmonton Journal and strongly considered a career in the field after working with The Canadian Press in Toronto. However, his career path altered after he enrolled at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS where he had the intention of attending law school. Instead, Clark's focus shifted more towards the Dalhousie Student Union, Dalhousie Gazette and politics of the Progressive Conservative party than his school work. He tried his hand at first-year law studies at the University of British Columbia, where he became increasingly active in student politics before taking on full-time employment with the PC party. Clark went on to become the 16th—and youngest—prime minister of Canada, sworn in on June 4, 1979 at age 39. While in office, Clark's achievements included working on the Free Trade Agreement with the United States in


1988 and the constitutional renewal process that would lead to the creation of the Charlottetown Accord in 1992. The Clark government introduced Bill C-15, also known as the Freedom of Information Act. Clark was defeated in the 1980 election, but continued to remain involved in Canadian politics before retiring in 1993. Today, he remains active on an international level, assisting in bringing democratic elections to countries in Africa and South America.

Paul Gross, actor (Class of '97; BFA, drama): Originally hailing from Calgary, Gross relocated to Edmonton to pursue acting at the U of A. While he left during his third year of studies, he eventually went back to earn the half-credit he was missing to obtain his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Gross got his start in stage productions, with credits including mainstays like Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and more recently, the 2011 run of Noël Coward's Private Lives opposite Kim Cattrall. Gross's foray into film began in 1985 with the feature Turning to Stone. His best-known credit is for the role of Constable Benton Fraser in the TV series Due South, which he was the executive producer of during its final season in 1999. Since the end of Due South, Gross's work has continued, with roles in the 2008 war film Passchendaele, which he also wrote and directed, and the Canadian TV series Slings and Arrows.

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Todd Cherniawsky, production designer (Class of '93; BFA, art and design): The art and design grad, whose academic achievements also include an honours diploma in architectural technology from NAIT and an MFA in Production Design at the American Film Institute, has had his name roll through the credits of some of Hollywood's biggest productions. He has also earned some of the film industry's most noted accolades, including being part of the team to take home the Academy Award for art direction in 2010 and 2011. Cherniawsky has lent his talents in production design to the Canadian indie-horror hit Ginger Snaps along with its three follow-ups, while his work in set design, digital modelling and illustration has been featured in major features such as Armageddon, Planet of the Apes, Hulk, The Polar Express, The Chronicles of Riddick and Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events. In recent years, his eye for art direction, set design and digital model-making has been put to use in War of the Worlds, Monster House, Beowulf, Ocean's Thirteen, Avatar, Alice in Wonderland and Zero Dark Thirty. He currently runs Asylum Design Works, with upcoming titles including supervising art director for Oz: The Great & Powerful (2013) and motorcycle art director for Oblivion (2013).

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Jay Ingram, author, broadcaster and former host of the the Discovery Channel's Daily Planet (Class of '67; BSc, microbiology): Jay Ingram's professional life has been all about science. Upon graduating from the University of Alberta, Ingram continued his studies at the University of Toronto, earning his master's degree in microbiology, later earning honorary degrees from five different Canadian universities. Ingram began his broadcasting career in 1979 with the CBC's Quirks and Quarks radio show, a program dedicated to research and discoveries in science. From there, he moved to the science of language with CBC's The Talk Show in 1993. A year later, Ingram made the switch from radio to television, joining the Discovery Channel and becoming the host of Daily Planet, a program he assisted in developing. In 2011, Ingram announced his retirement, but continues to make guest appearances on the show. As an author, Ingram has worked as an editor for Owl magazine, Equinox magazine and the Toronto Star. Ingram also has several bestselling book titles to his credit including Talk, Talk, Talk: Decoding the Mysteries of Speech, The Science of Everyday Life and The Burning House: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain, a title that won Ingram the 1995 Canadian Science Writers' Book Award. Even though Ingram has retired from his hosting duties with Daily Planet, he remains active in the scientific community, having launched the podcast Jay Ingram's Theatre of the Mind in 2006. His efforts in the field were formally recognized in 2009 when he was made a Member of the Order of Canada, an honour for "his contributions towards making complex science accessible to the public as a broadcaster, public speaker and author, and for his leadership of future generations of science journalists."

Natasha Staniszewski, anchor for TSN's SportsCentre (Class of '00, BComm): The born-and-raised Edmontonian can now be spotted hosting TSN's Sportscentre, with her interest in sports stemming back to high school prowess in basketball and volleyball, along with supporting her brother at his hockey games. However, her original intent was not a career in sports journalism. Stanizewski attended the University of Alberta to pursue a degree in business. While she graduated from the program, she decided at age 26 to pursue a career as a sports broadcaster, turning to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology's broadcasting program. After earning her diploma, Staniszewski began her new career at CTV Yorkton, working as a news reporter before moving on to CTV Prince Albert to take a position as a sports reporter. She continued moving up to larger markets, taking over as sports anchor and reporter for CTV Saskatoon before taking a position at CTV Edmonton in 2009, anchoring its nightly and weekend sportscasts. Her big break with TSN came after covering the 2010 Grey Cup.

Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk and Augustine Yip, co-founders of BioWare (Class of '94; BSc, medicine): The trio met while attending medical school at the University of Alberta, where they had dabbled in computer programming for use in their studies. At the time, video games were a source of recreation, which eventually turned into a career with the launch

of BioWare in 1995. The team created their first game by pooling financial resources and produced Shattered Steel, which was submitted to 10 publishers—seven came back with offers, with the three budding game developers signing with Interplay Entertainment. From Shattered Steel, the founders wanted to release a role-playing game, which resulted in Baldur's Gate, a game that underwent a three-year development cycle, all while the trio continued practicing medicine. As Baldur's Gate neared completion, Muzyka and Zeschuk left medicine to focus solely on the company. Over the next couple of years, the founders navigated their ups and downs, including the bankruptcy of Interplay Entertainment, at which point BioWare began to work with Infogames—later renamed Atari—a partnership that led to the development of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Jade Empire. In 2005, BioWare teamed up with Pandemic Studios, a partnership purchased by Electronic Arts in 2007. However, BioWare retained its own branding. BioWare has created some of the world's most acclaimed game titles, including the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series. In addition to its flagship studio in Edmonton, BioWare has locations in Austin, Montréal, Ireland and San Francisco. Muzyka and Zeschuk have since retired from the gaming industry, with Muzyka moving on to invest and mentor in the fields of technology, new media, as well as medical and social entrepreneurs, while Zeschuk has delved into the world of craft beer and now hosts The Beer Diaries.

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Dan Riskin, biologist and current co-host of the Discovery Channel's Daily Planet (Class of '97; BSc, zoology): At the beginning of his academic career, Riskin was debating between acting and physics. Ultimately, science proved the victor during his first year at the University of Alberta following a zoology class with tick endocrinolo-

gist Reuben Kaufman. His scientific education continued with a master's degree in biology from York University and a PhD in zoology from Cornell University, along with post-doctoral studies at Boston University and Brown University. These days, Riskin is known as an award-winning bat biologist, an interest that was sparked after reading the book Just Bats by Brock Fenton as a teenager, which prompted him to contact the author himself and landed Riskin a spot in his lab as a master's student. In the midst of his PhD, Riskin was interviewed by the Discovery Channel for his work with vampire bats. He now hosts Daily Planet along with Ziya Tong. Riskin is also known for his work on the television program Monsters Inside Me, which focuses on parasites, and is in the midst of working on a book called Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You, set to be released in the spring of 2014.

for CBC, which later earned him the Stephen Leacock Award. During his lucrative career, Mitchell also served as a professor and writer-in-residence at several Canadian institutions and served as director of the Banff Centre's writing division.

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Lorne Cardinal, actor (Class of '93; BFA, drama): Cardinal holds the distinction of becoming the first aboriginal student to obtain a bachelor of fine arts in drama when he graduated in 1993. Since completing his studies at the University of Alberta, he has built a career in theatre, television and film, often best known for his role of Davis Quinton on the TV series Corner Gas. Among his diverse range of work, Cardinal's acting credits include portraying Tecumsah in Canada: A People's History, North of 60, Blackfly, Relic Hunter, Moccasin Flats and Arctic Air. Cardinal leant his voice talents to the APTN stopmotion animated series Wapos Bay: The Series.

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Joel Cohen, writer and executive producer of The Simpsons (Class of '88; BSc, biology): After considering pre-med briefly, but realizing his talents lay elsewhere, Cohen turned to biology and zoology courses. Upon graduating, Cohen continued his studies, earning an MBA from York University. He then landed a job at a small film company and began dabbling in writing. After taking a job in Los Angeles selling ads for Turner Broadcasting, Cohen decided to pursue a career in writing. His brother had already begun establishing himself in LA, writing for television shows. He introduced Cohen to Kathy Griffin, and Cohen began writing for Griffin's act, as she too, was working to establish her name in the entertainment industry. Griffin ended up starring in the sitcom Suddenly Susan, and Cohen was taken on as a writer. This ended up being his break, as one of his bosses put Cohen's name in with The Simpsons. Since then, he's gone on to write numerous hit episodes for the series, as well as for Saturday Night Live.

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Daryl Katz, entrepreneur and owner of the Edmonton Oilers (Class of '85; BA, law): The born-and-raised Edmontonian founded the Katz Group in 1990, which oversees Rexall Drugstores, Herbies/Payless, Pharma Plus Drugmarts, IDA, Guardian and Medicine Shoppe. Katz, a former lawyer, is now the owner of the Edmonton Oilers and owns four other sports franchises through Rexall Sports, the sports division of the Katz Group, which also has naming rights to Rexall Place. As of March 2011, Katz had an estimated net worth of $2 billion, making him the 16th wealthiest Canadian and 595th wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine.

book, The Birth of Western Canada: A History of the Riel Rebellions, which spurred what would become his lifelong work focused on Louis Riel. In 1936, Stanley returned home to Canada and became a history professor at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. He soon joined the Canadian Army, serving as a historian at Canadian Army Headquarters in London, England. Following the Second World War, Stanley returned to teaching, this time at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), where he served for 20 years, during which time he became Dean of Arts. He returned to Mount Allison University in 1969 and became director of the Canadian Studies program—the first of its kind at the time. Stanley was awarded numerous accolades for his work, including being named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1976, eventually being promoted to Companion in 1994.

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William Ormond Mitchell, writer and broadcaster (Class of '43; BA, education): W O Mitchell, as he's better known, was an author of numerous novels, short stories and plays, his most recognized work being the novel Who Has Seen The Wind, published in 1947. Mitchell began his career teaching high school in 1942 and three of his short stories were published during that time. Following the publication of Who Has Seen The Wind, he relocated to Toronto to work as a fiction editor for Maclean's magazine. Mitchell also created the weekly radio series, Jake and the Kid

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George Stanley, historian, author, teacher, public servant (Class of '29; BA): A bachelor's degree at the University of Alberta was just the beginning for George Stanley, who is responsible for designing the current Canadian flag. Upon graduation, he attended Keble College at University of Oxford in 1929 as the Rhodes Scholar from Alberta, where he earned a BA, MA, MLitt and DPhil. While at Oxford, Stanley penned his acclaimed

Anne Wheeler, film and television director, producer and writer (Class of '67; BSc, mathematics) Spending two years travelling abroad inspired this mathematics grad to trade in formulas and a career as a computer programmer for storytelling. Upon returning to Canada, this born-and-raised Edmontonian formed a film collective with a group of old friends before making her first feature film in 1981 called War Story, an ode to her father Ben during his time working as a doctor in a POW camp during the Second World War. The fourtime Genie Award nominee for Best Achievement in Direction, Officer of the Order of Canada (1995) and 2012 recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubliee Medal is also credited for directing episodes of Cold Squad, Da Vinci's Inquest, The Guard, This is Wonderland, Cracked, Arctic Air and Bomb Girls. MEAGHAN BAXTER






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Forget the usual suspects Kathir Food Experience shares a flair of Indian cuisine

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f your conception of Indian food is bottomless chafing dishes of butter chicken, beef vindaloo and saag paneer all in a row, the Mill Woods strip mall that contains Kathir Food Experience seems contrived to disabuse you of such notions with multiple shades of Indian cuisine. Ranged around that rectangle of ice-crusted blacktop, you'll find Bliss Restaurant, which proclaims to offer The Taste of Hyderabad (or at least its Muslim constituency), and Masala Wok, a purveyor of the unique—some would say bizarre—Chinese-Indian hybrid known as "hakka" cuisine. Both those restaurants are, incidentally, halal. Which brings us to Kathir itself, its menu grounded in the food traditions of the southwestern state of Kerala, with some Sri Lankan influence for good measure. After two acquaintances who happen to hail from that part of the world enthusiastically and repeatedly endorsed the place to me, I finally recruited a co-diner and wended my way to Mill Woods for a late Saturday breakfast to see what all the fuss was about. We found the premises spic and span and, minutes after opening, already lightly populated by early lunchers grazing on dosas from big metal trays. Slightly garish pictures of pittu and kotthu, a fluorescent beer fridge and an ice cream freezer near the cash register contributed an unpretentious air borne out by the affordability of the food. Another sign avouched its ready accessibility by trumpeting Kathir's

operating hours of 10 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. Unlike the Indian food of your preconceived notions, which might revolve around a few shared, gheeintensive dishes, naan and a heap of rice, Kathir's menu is more calibrated toward individual repasts, with prices topping out around the $10 mark. Turns out my co-diner was no stranger to Kathir and had already decided to revisit the idly with sambar ($6.50). I surveyed the lengthy list of dosas and decided to stick with what I knew, the masala dosa ($8), but was haunted by my acquaintance's endorsement of the chicken kotthu roti ($9.50) and decided to order a to-go portion of it for later. The co-diner opted to wash his down with a creamy mango lassi ($3.50), while I nursed my caffeine addiction with chai ($2). It bears mentioning that South Indian culinary tradition favours vegetarian dishes, which should put it on the radar of every herbivore in town— including vegans. That said, they also offer the expected beef, mutton, fish and chicken curries if omnivorous is how you swing. The signs on the wall also advised us of the Sunday special—"appam" or rice pancakes—and the Monday special—"string hoppers" or rice noodles pressed into flat spirals—that seemed to call for a return visit. The food was delivered quickly by our helpful, efficient server and I was a little taken aback by the comically gargantuan proportions of the dosa, a rolled-up crisp-fried crepe containing seasoned potatoes that exceeded the width of its serving tray by a hand span on either side. The tray's built-in ramikins were filled with creamy co-

conut chutney dotted with a mustard seeds and tangy tomato chutney. Last but not least, a bowl of hearty, curried lentil soup, called sambar, was also provided. I set to work dismantling the dosa, tearing off strips of the crispy outer shell and dredging them in the delicious dips, shoveling in spoonfuls of the spicy—but not too spicy—soup between bites. It instantly joined Vietnamese pho, Lebanese fatti and Filipino tapsilog on my list of deliciously offbeat breakfasts. My co-diner's plate held four idly—big, fluffy, steamed rice-flour dumplings—and a bowl of sambar slightly larger than my own. He didn't offer me a taste of his lassi,


but he tried my chai and suggested adding four or five sugar packets for a more authentic experience. Thus slaked, I postponed the enjoyment of my take-out container until supper-time. Having ordered it blind, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleased to discover another contender for a future off-beat breakfast. Kotthu roti is a Sri Lankan dish where chopped-flat bread—the eponymous roti—is grilled together with onions, curry spices, egg and, in this case, chicken (you can also get vegetarian variants). It was then I remembered my acquaintance's advice about asking for medium spice, about the same time I noticed the

diced fresh chili peppers dotting the shaggy mass of food. Indeed, it gathered a potent capsicum fieriness as I ate my way through it, but it was so savoury and complex that I couldn't bring myself to stop and let the flames abate. If this hasn't whetted your appetite for Kathir's unique charms, consider that this wide-ranging, meal-spanning food experience barely came to $30 before a well-deserved tip. That's a mere pittance to have your buffet-conditioned ideas about Indian food blown out of the water, wouldn't you say? SCOTT LINGLEY




Black Butte Porter Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon $20.15 per six pack

To make things worse, their flagship was a dark, roasty ale—which you might think would be death for a newbie brewery, but somehow it worked. Late 2012 and early 2013 have been They have gone on to produce a large good times for Alberta. I cannot tell number of quality craft beer, and have you how many world-class craft become the States' fifth-largest beer have entered our marcraft brewery, dwarfing alket in recent months. I have most every brewery we have written about a few lately, in Canada. .com But that shouldn't diminish but I am not nearly done. weekly e u v t@ thepin In recent weeks, one of my to our appreciation for their Jason r faves among the new ene beer. Their flagship is Black t s o F trants is from one of the United Butte Porter—named after the States' craft beer pioneers, Deschutes mountain near the brewery—one of Brewery from Oregon. the two beer they have sent our way. Deschutes opened in 1988, which was I had a small sample of Black Butte a a hard time to start a craft brewery. couple years back at a conference and




when I heard it was here permanently, I did a little happy dance. I don't normally give away my impression of a beer before describing it, but in this case I will make an exception. But let me describe it before I go further. It pours a rich, dark brown, voluminous tan head that finds a way to hang around through the whole glass. The aroma is dominated by dark chocolate, accented by hazelnut, dark fruit and touches of lightly roasted coffee. The front of the flavour is chocolate, burnt caramel, brown sugar and a generic fruitiness. The beer dries out as it works its way back, as a light roast and a burnt-almond flavour come to the front. Yet the beer holds some sweetness, preventing it from becoming too stout-like. Porters were the world's first megabeer, a huge hit among the English working classes in the 1700s, but they died out about 100 years ago. We owe a thank you to Deschutes and others for resurrecting this classic style. And I think I can say, as someone who wasn't around in the 1700s, that this is what a porter should taste like. I plan on returning to this beer often.

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In the kitchen with Cean Holmes Blue Plate Diner 10145 - 104 St 780.429.0740 The cozy dining room on the 104 St Promenade has become known as a go-to for fresh and creative comfort food. Serving up these culinary delights is Chef Cean Holmes, who shared his experience and inspiration in the kitchen with Vue.

the years, but special recognition should go to Alex Rotherham and Mark Harrison. VW: How would you describe your cu-

linary style? I don't really lock myself into one style, but I guess comfort food with a twist best describes what I do.


VW: What

makes a great dish? A great dish is simple, fresh and clean. There shouldn't be a bunch of extraneous elements on a plate.

CH: VUE WEEKLY: How many years have you been in the culinary industry? CEAN HOLMES: I've been in the industry for 22 years. I have no formal culinary training, being mostly self taught, and, of course, learning from many other people along the way. VW: Why did you want to become a chef? CH: I wanted to become a chef because chefs make more money than the dishwashers (barely), and get bought a lot more drinks.

How old were you when you learned how to cook? Who taught you outside of formal education? CH: I started cooking by learning to make chili when I was eight. As I said, many people taught me over VW:

good balance of flavours, it's tasty and everything is perfect—that's pretty fulfilling. The most challenging aspect is dealing with the myriad of things that can and do go wrong all the time. The dishwasher just called in sick, so did one of the cooks, and maybe a delivery that you absolutely need for service hasn't shown up, and the convection oven decides to stop working. You have to stay calm and think on your feet. It can get stressful. VW: What advice do you have for nov-

VW: What

inspires you in the kitchen? CH: Much of my inspiration in the kitchen comes from punk rock, especially the Ramones, my favourite band. Dee Dee Ramone once said something like "a great rock 'n' roll song should have three words and a chorus, and those three words should say everything you need to say." I try to take the same approach to cooking. Simplicity, simplicity ... What is the most fulfilling aspect about cooking for other people? What is the most challenging? CH: The most fulfilling aspect, that's a tough one. Sometimes you make a dish, and you just know it's right. A

ice cooks or people looking to refine their skills in the kitchen? CH: My advice for novices: shut up and listen. Pay attention. Always be on time. Get over the idea that you're going to be the next celebrity chef, because you're not. Get used to the idea that you are going to do a lot of unpleasant, tedious, repetitive, hard jobs for a while until you prove yourself and can work your way up. And don't fucking whine.



VW: If you hadn't become a chef, what career path would you have chosen? CH: If I hadn't become a chef, I probably would have been an astronaut— or a cowboy. V




Tegan and Sara branch out on Heartthrob

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he Quinn sisters have spent years cutting their teeth in the indie world, gathering an underground following and orbiting on the fringe. Bit by bit, Tegan and Sara have begun to creep into the mainstream realm with songs on the soundtrack of Grey's Anatomy, dance collaborations with the likes of David Guetta and now, with their seventh studio album Heartthrob, a full-on, toetapping pop album that's creating serious buzz not only for its catchy hooks, but also for its departure from the twins' indie roots. But by no means does a pop shift entail a complete departure from the quirks and style that has defined the duo's sound. While Heartthrob is pop through and through, Sara maintains that this doesn't mean the lyrics have become insipid or trite—they still express emotions and circumstances in the same way the pair's earlier material did, but with a new style that's just as much a testament to the Quinn sisters evolving as artists as it is to their fan base growing right along with them. "We were definitely recognizing that our fan base was open to the idea and that we weren't necessarily just drawing in an audience that was just there to see rock-band kind of formations," Sara explains over the phone from Vancouver, adding that the progression seemed like a natural one for the duo, not to


mention a step in the right direction in order to achieve their next set of goals as musicians. "It's kind of boring, but we quite literally sat down and wrote out a list of things we still wanted to accomplish with this band." An item that made this list was getting on pop radio. With validation they were capable of writing a successful pop hook through their more collaborative efforts, they decided to go full steam ahead. "A pop record for us is not necessarily like a Beyoncé record, although, I love Beyoncé. For us, a pop record is a broader way of saying something that's a little more universal and a little less focused on the sub-genre of indie-rock," Sara says, noting that collaborating with producers and DJs to produce a pop album required the pair to step away from their usual protective instincts when it came to songwriting. "We had always written songs and that was what they were, and then you sort of protect them with your life. For the first time we started using these ideas and skills we were building with producers and collaborations we were doing." Broadening their audience and sound was one thing, but Tegan and Sara weren't about to stop there— they wanted chart-topping hits and positive record sales. Sara recalls very clearly at the precipice of releasing So Jealous in 2004 that their goal was to sell a modest 50 000 copies. At that point, Tegan and Sara had concluded that record

sales were a thing of the past and they would rely on touring for their livelihood instead. However, after seeing singles sales skyrocket in response to their Tiësto and Morgan Paige collaborations, the Quinn sisters realized there was still an audience interested buying music. "Some of it was straight up like, 'How cool would it be to see the record go platinum? How cool would it be to debut at number three on the Billboard charts?'" Sara says about the duo's aspirations. "We started to say, 'Hey, we don't have to be an obscure indie rock band, we can probably tackle some of these bigger mainstream things.' Instead of seeing ourselves as a band that plays Coachella, we started saying things to ourselves like, 'Hey, let's be a band that headlines Coachella.'" Sara admits there was a time when these goals did not seem attainable. In the beginning she felt unsure of where the duo fit into the grand scheme of the music industry. She often felt apologetic for their endeavours, accepting that they just weren't one of those bands that was recognized for their songwriting— people liked them, but that was the extent of it. Never mind fitting into the industry, there was also a matter of paying the bills. Sara recalls coming home from tours at the beginning of their career that were less than lucrative, thinking it was time to head to university and get a "real job" because sustaining the musician lifestyle didn't seem like a viable career path if she ever wanted to own

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a home, start a family or even have a semblance of financial stability. With goals clearly set, the matter of what Tegan and Sara wanted to say with this new album became the focus. Working from their respective homes, the sisters collaborated via the Internet and challenged one another to step out of their respective comfort zones. For Tegan, this meant branching out from hurt and heartache, allowing her lyrics to encompass a more fun and flirtatious side, resulting in tracks like Heartthrob's first single "Closer," while Sara was met with the task of laying her emotions bare without the aid of ambiguous metaphors. "When I'm sitting down and writing the lyrics, I feel almost sort of embarrassed about how straightforward and confessional or whiney or begging they seem, but I think they really connect with people," Sara says of songs like "Now I'm All Messed Up." "When I'm not obsessing over looking sort of cool and aloof, I think the truth is there's a deeper impact when you're just being real." Of course, working together for 14 years has helped Tegan and Sara draw out the best in one another musically, and the dynamic between the two continues to evolve along with their music. Sara says there were certainly challenging years with conflicts she attributes to the complexities of growing up and not having the distance most siblings have to figure themselves out. She and Tegan had came into their own for the world to

see—for better or worse. "So many people would make a big deal out of the fighting and the conflict, and I really resisted talking about it because I felt like that was playing into this idea that we were like a sibling rivalry and I didn't think that was fair. Of course we fucking fight ... we've been doing this together for 14 years," she says with a slight chuckle. "At this point, the fact that we haven't murdered each other is not the story: the story is not only have we not murdered each other, we've maintained a friendship and a connection that's quite deep and we've found ways to challenge ourselves individually and in the group." This connection is one Sara holds in high regard, recognizing that revealing herself through her lyrics is that much easier when the push is coming from the person who has been at her side throughout her entire life. The relationship the pair has forged throughout the years continues to be one that is complimentary in all facets of their intertwined lives, whether it be professionally, personally or creatively. This doesn't mean they will always be just "Tegan and Sara," a sole entity incapable of branching out without the other—each has embarked on solo collaborations with other artists—but it's what fits best right now. "I'm not going to say we're going to be in a band forever," Sara says. "But if we continue to feel the way we feel, I can't see why we wouldn't try at least to continue on. It's incredibly satisfying." MEAGHAN BAXTER



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s John O'Regan answers his phone, he's immersed in a moment of domestic crisis. The wellcoiffed figure behind Diamond Rings' poppy art-rock is trying to finish some serious apartment renovations just a few days before leaving on tour; he's moved into a new apartment (across the hall from his old one), a larger suite to accommodate both more studio space for himself and a second presence: his girlfriend is moving in. Toilet, bathtub and kitchen sink will be installed by the end of the day, if the fates are willing and the interviews kept relatively short. "I can spackle the wall

while we're talking," O'Regan says, assessing the tasks at hand. "It's good to multitask." His upcoming departure will be the second tour behind his Free Dimensional, an album that finds O'Regan adding the musical equivalent of washboard abs to Diamond Rings' once-shy pop veneer: If O'Regan's debut, Special Affections, made its impact by its putting a glammy shimmer on feelings of uncertainty, Free Dimensional finds him replacing those hesitations with an added confidence and a sound aimed squarely at the dancefloor. "I've always tried to capture that uncertainty in my work; when I go back and perform some of those songs

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[on Special Affections], that whole album is born out of that feeling: of feeling alone, feeling lost, uncertain," he says. "The new album, not so much. When I was working on that album I was in a more confident and secure place: I had enough money to eat, and focus solely on making a record, which is what I've been working towards for the last decade. To have that opportunity was really something that I didn't take for granted, because I know a lot of people work really hard and never get that opportunity." O'Regan points out that Free Dimensional was written almost identically to Special Affections: mostly in his bedroom. For its recording, though, he tapped producer Damian Taylor, known for working with the likes of the Killers and Bjork, to help guide Free Dimensional's bigger direction. "He has the ears and the patience to go off and tune a kick drum for five consecutive hours to make it sound just right," O'Regan says. "That's something I have neither the patience nor the ability to do." The fuller, richer sound that O ' R e g a n ' s emerged with on Free Dimensional is the one he's always been getting at, he notes. "That's always what I wanted to do—that's what I wanted to do with my first album. And I think that's something that, y'know, certainly a lot of critics and even some of my fans have not fully realized," he says. "The goal for Diamond Rings has always been for it to be, essentially, a populist art project. Pop art. And with this album, I think more than anything, it's just a product of me becoming better as an artist; becoming more confident, more sure of what I wanted to do, and better able to execute what I want to do. "I've never had the intention to keep, y'know, keep myself in a lo-fi or mid-fi range," he adds. "There's no sense in holding yourself back if you're capable of doing more." PAUL BLINOV





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Matt Patershuk between a belly dancer and a lingerie fashion show. Still, a gig's a gig and it was a step in the right direction. "I tried to prepare to the point where I was fairly confident that I could at least try to pull something off and then just lots of practice ... it's getting easier. It's still kind of nerve-wracking, but I definitely do love and enjoy it now," he says. "I've done sort of anything and everything I can over the last while. I've played for kids sweeping rodeo stands by themselves and I'm happy if even one person's listening and interested in what I'm doing."

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t the centre of Outside the Lights of Town, the debut full-length album from singer-songwriter Matt Patershuk, is a strong sense of place, with each song unfolding to share a new story starring the people and places of the rural prairies. Patershuk's rich baritone drives tales of love gone astray, the struggles of one-industry towns and the working man trying to provide for those he loves, taking listeners through a litany of experiences and perspectives. "They're like the song equivalent of short stories, just little clips of people I've known and experiences I've

had or people have told me about," says Patershuk, who is self-taught musically. "They're people I like and admire ... even if the places, even if they're in some cases awkward or tragic, it's because I like those characters and I like those places." Patershuk nearly let stage fright stop him from sharing his music, pursuing a degree in forestry from the University of Alberta instead of life as a musician. He still works a day job, but after getting a "kick in the pants," as he puts it, and taking small steps playing a good friend's wedding and lending his talents to another's filmmaking endeavours, he stepped onstage at his first professional gig just over a year ago for a community fundraiser—sandwiched on the bill

One of the people who's been listening is Juno Award-winner Steve Dawson, who produced Patershuk's album. The trip to Vancouver to record with Dawson was a significant learning experience for Patershuk, marking his first time in a professional studio and working with a team of backing musicians. "You could go in there and sing out the phone book and he'd make you sound good," Patershuk laughs, adding the experience was a crash course in music and recording. "I think the reason it worked out fairly well was the way we all worked together, and they're a bunch of nice people, so that helps. I think if you went in there and felt a bunch of pressure and were uncomfortable, I know for me it would fall apart pretty quickly." MEAGHAN BAXTER



Sarah Cripps Sat, Mar 2 (8 pm) Haven Social Club, $7 (advance), $10 (door) Sarah Cripps walked away from a major record deal at 13, choosing instead to maintain a completely independent approach to her music. The singer-songwriter, now barely into her 20s, has now released Change, a country disc with nods to pop and rock influences. Before making a stop in Edmonton on her cross-Canada tour, Cripps shared her firsts, lasts and favourites with Vue. First album I honestly can’t remember the exact album, but I remember singing and playing my guitar along with Sarah McLachlan’s album Surfacing very early on. First concert I was nine and I was really getting into guitar, so my parents took me to see classical guitar player Liona Boyd. I was stoked to meet her after the show and get a signed CD.


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Last album The last physical album was Shovels & Rope, O Be Joyful. The last digital purchase was Emmylou Harris, Roses in the Snow. Last concert I recently went to see Rose Cousins at the Glenn Gould Theatre. It was an amazing show with special guest appearances from so many wicked female artists including Kathleen Edwards. Favourite album There are so many that I’m into right now, but if I had to choose one favourite it would be between Rumors by Fleetwood Mac or Revolution by Miranda Lambert. Favourite musical guilty pleasure My guilty pleasure is dance and electronic

pop music. Robyn and Ellie Goulding are two artists I always find myself turning my iPod to in the car. V


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nd then my life kind of fell apart," admits Ricardo LopezAguilar, the artist behind the drifting indie-pop of Winnipeg's Oldfolks Home. Finishing up his last day of work before heading out on tour in support of his sophomore album, Black and Blue, Lopez-Aguilar is more than ready to share his latest set of

songs, composed in the aftermath of a broken marriage with a long look at the part he himself had to play in its undoing. "It was just all encompassing," says Lopez-Aguilar. "The separation happened because of a lack of character in me and a lack of strength. In looking at all that stuff, it was all I was thinking about. So it didn't ever feel like I had to find the courage to write about [the separation] because it was just happening and it was part

But don't expect a sombre sound from Oldfolks Home: Black and Blue promises to be an introspective album, layered with hopeful swells and a clean, crisp spirit that feels like clear skies after a storm. This is the music of a man who has done some serious soul searching when it comes to relationships. As a result, conclusions like "love is an action" can be found on songs like "It Scares Me." "One of the ideas that I really looked at was the idea of falling in love with someone," he says, citing the book All About Love by bell hooks. "The idea of falling in love means there is a lack of responsibility there—that you didn't actually take the step to say, 'I am completely committed to the wellbeing and the personal advancement of this other individual. And I will take action to support the needs of this other individual.'" As Lopez-Aguiler points out, knowing how to be in a relationship is a learning process—a skill some of us have yet to master. But when life falls apart it can be the perfect time to build something new.




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Chelsea Light Moving Chelsea Light Moving (Matador)  The best and worst thing about Thurston Moore is you never, ever, know what you're going to get. If you hear that Moore has a new project, should you be excited or scared? Are you going to get the sing-song-with-moments-of-destructive-power Thurston Moore, or will you get the "Silver Sessions," where every guitar and bass his band owned was plugged in, leaned against an amp and allowed to feed

Woodpigeon Thumbtacks and Glue (Boompa)  "Rock out with your glock out," went the tagline on some Woodpigeon band merch a few years back; the glock in question is a glockenspiel, not the safeaction pistol. It certainly seemed to reflect a sly self-awareness of the band's MO— pretty sincere folk music—while having fun with that very concept. That sense of play that would do well to be a little more present on Thumbtacks and Glue. The band's first release in three years, feels like a softer version than Die Stadt Muzikanten: 10 songs of twee folk, grounded and led by Hamilton's innocuous, hypnotic

back until it was unlistenable? Chelsea Light Moving is, thankfully, the former. Familiar enough you won't forget Moore is the sometimes-frontman of Sonic Youth (RIP?), it's new enough to be worth picking up. The songs work like the most straightforward of Sonic Youth: they're pop songs, except when they aren't. And when they aren't, they're a terrifying burrow down the rabbit hole of noise, insane guitar freak outs and abused drums, until you feel the rudiments of music slipping away from the group before—as if the needle got stuck in a groove and was flicked out again—it wrenches back into a catchy structure and Moore returns with his back-and-forth singing voice. There are a couple moments where Moore gets a bit precious and makes like one of the Rimbaud-infused, Patti Smith rock poets which I wish he'd knock off, but let's not judge too harshly an artist stretching their legs. BRYAN BIRTLES


voice. Melodies envelop you as they gently pass above some clever, shifting instrumentation. It's easy to miss the darkness he's singing about. But that said, Thumbtacks' sequencing gives it a strangely soft first half. Few of the early songs seem to stick; if anything, Thumbtacks' early moments could use a track or two of the hookier pop the band's dabbled in in the past, something like "My Denial in Argyle" to ground the storytelling in a stompable hook and sticky melody. The back end of the album fares better: "Sufferin' Suckatash" finds a lovely electric guitar bridge/ solo, and "Robin Song" and "Edinburgh" both swell up into cathartic, rhythmics high. Hamilton's voice will stick with you certainly, but what he's singing about on Thumbtacks and Glue can feels almost too precious to stay. PAUL BLINOV


Hayden Us Alone (Arts & Crafts)  Four years after his last album, The Place Where We Lived, hearing Hayden's Us Alone is like a visit from a melancholic friend you haven't seen in a while. People change and times change, but the core of what Hayden is as a musician and an artist hasn't changed much since he first tweaked the Canadian music consciousness, achieving a bit of airplay on MuchMusic with his first "hit," "Bad As They Seem." That song, and the album it came off of, recounted the frustrations of being in your early twenties, of having a shitty job and no one to talk to and living with your parents for too long, in the same way that Us Alone recounts the frustrations of a man with a kid who won't go to sleep, a wife he sometimes argues with, a man who feels obligated to be an adult and have all the answers and who gets upset when he doesn't. Hayden's frustrations are our frustrations, his confessions are our confessions, expressed in a way we cannot. But when it slips around you there's a relief you can feel, like what he's saying is what you're thinking and now that it's been said you can let it go. BRYAN BIRTLES


Son Volt Honky Tonk (Rounder)  On the aptly named Honky Tonk, Jay Farrar's Son Volt turns in a set of authentically dusty country tunes that settle into a relaxed groove. It's a comfortable fit even if it doesn't go much beyond imitation. EDEN MUNRO




Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite Get Up (Stax) @VueWeekly: Raw & rugged, this stripped down bluesy thing crackles. A whole lotta soul and energy right here. Must own for blues fans.

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Eels Wonderful, Glorious (Universal) @VueWeekly: Often glorious, always unpredictable Eels write some of the best pop songs that couldn't possibly be popular.

Willy Mason Carry On (Universal) @VueWeekly: Remarkably honest and authentic take on the folk song. Intriguing & candid moments make for an out of the ordinary listen.


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Lesley Pelletier Fri, Mar 1 (7 pm) This local singer-songwriter's traded in duelling pianos for her own spotlight, celebrating the release of her debut album, Turn Down the Lights. (The Fiddler's Roost, $15, $25 with CD)










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Royalties Info Session Sat, Mar 2 and Sun, Mar 3 (12:30 pm) Music isn't all about creativity. The business side of the industry is just as important if, and reps from MROC and SOCAN are here to talk about receiving those all-important song royalties. (Lolita's Lounge, Saturday; Naked Cyber Cafe, Sunday, free for Alberta Music Members, $10 non-members)

Johnny Quazar and the Swingbots Sat, Mar 2 (4 pm – 6 pm) A theremin is one of the oldest electronic instruments, and Johnny Quazar is something of a virtuoso, and puts his skills to use in full rockabilly swing. What does a theremin sound like, you ask? Head down to the Empress and find out. (Empress Ale House, free) Sarah Slean Sat, Mar 2 (7:30 pm) Sure, you've got to drive all the way out to Sherwood Park, but it might just be worth it to catch the "Sea" portion of Sarah Slean's Land & Sea tour. (Festival Place, $36 – $40)

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Trust Mon, Mar 4 (8 pm) Yeah, Mondays can be rough, but kick off the week with a little '80s-tinged dance-goth courtesy of Robert Alfons, better known as Trust. (Pawn Shop, $13)

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European Lounge Live Music Every Thursday at Accent; this week: Geoff Wybenga and Jay Gilday


Old Man Luedecke; 7:30pm; $25 at Arden box office, TicketMaster





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





DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Thu at 9pm

EARLY STAGE SALOON–STONY PLAIN Open Jam Nights: Musicians are invited to come and join Jammin' Jeff Millar and Trish Jameson alternate hosting; $5


J R BAR AND GRILL Live Jam Thu; 9pm


tic/singer songwriter the 1st and 3rd Thu each month, 7-10pm; no cover


Harwill (country/folk singer songwriter, The Wanderman); 8-10pm, $10


Night, karaoke with a live band the Nervous Flirts ; every Thu, 8pm-12am


Old Time Fiddlers every Thu; contact John Malka 780.447.5111


KRUSH ULTRA LOUNGE Open stage; 7pm; no cover


Funk Bunker Thursdays

LUCKY 13 Industry Night every Fri


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

Rivals (rock), Ringleader, Exits, Submerge; 8pm; $10 (adv)


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the Dark, Jordan Norman, F&M; 8pm; $12 (adv at Blackbyrd)/$14 (day of )

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RED PIANO Every Thu: Dueling pianos at 8pm

ARTERY Reuben and


(jazz); most Thursdays; 7-10pm

Brought To You By (metal), Bring Us Your Dead, Last Horizon, others; 8pm; $10 (adv at Blackbyrd)

THE RIG Every Thu Jam


RIC’S GRILL Peter Belec

hosted by Lorne Burnstick; 8pm-close



Sonic Band of the Month showcase: Wool on Wolves, Mike Edel and Canyon Rose Outfit

WUNDERBAR Jey Witten, Emma Perri, Big Ben, Oliver Buck; 9pm; $7 YARDBIRD SUITE

Donny McCaslin Group; 7:30pm (door), 8pm (show); $24 (member)/$28 (guest) at


Bands: the Dryland Band, Better Than Us Strangers, Medical Pilot




Andrew Jr Boy Jones



Canadian Country Hall of Fame Guest host Bev Munro


THE BOWER Thu: Back to Mine: Hip hop, funk, soul, rare groove, disco and more with Junior Brown and DJ Mumps



Peters (R&B, blues, jazz, Top 40); 9pm-2am every Thu; no cover



LIT WINE BAR Bardic Form; 8pm; no cover

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Down Thu at the Crown: D&B with DJ Kaplmplx, DJ Atomik with guests

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Front Porch Roots Revue, Ron Rault, Crawdad Cantera, and Gord Matthews; 8:30pm; $15

BLUES ON WHYTE Andrew Jr Boy Jones

BOHEMIA Brain Fever,

The Once; 7:30pm; $32 (table)/$30 (box)/$28 (theatre) at the Festival Place box office

HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB Video Shoot featuring the Threads (rock), Call Apollo, guests; 8pm; $7 (adv)/$10 (door)


Miles (sax) and an all star band featuring Dwayne Hrynkiw, Thom Golub, Jamie Philp; 9pm; $10


'n' roll open mic every Fri; 8:30pm; no cover

NOORISH CAFÉ Sparrow Grace


Samantha King, Bernard Quilala, Jesse Lipscombe, Marc Beaudin and the Nuckin' Futs Horns; 9:30pm


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

PAWN SHOP Guerrilla

Radio Battle of the Bands; 8pm; $10 (adv)

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Hottest dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Fri; 9pm-2am

(adult) at TIX on the Square

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Every Friday DJs on all three levels

THE BOWER Zukunft: Indie and alternative with Dusty Grooves, Fraser Olsen, Taz, and Josh Johnson THE COMMON Good

Fridays: nu disco, hip hop, indie, electro, dance with weekly local and visiting DJs on rotation plus residents Echo and Justin Foosh


FLUID LOUNGE R&B, hip hop and dancehall with DJ Aiden Jamali; every Fri

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Sat with resident DJ Chad Cook

RED STAR Movin’ on

Up: indie, rock, funk, soul, hip hop with DJ Gatto, DJ Mega Wattson; every Fri



Fridays: Dubstep, house, trance, electro, hip hop breaks with DJ Aeiou, DJ Loose Beats, DJ Poindexter; 9:30pm (door)

Todos Caeran, Rude Geeks, If I Look Strong; You Look Strong



Party with the Village People: Julian Kytasty jamming with Dale Ladouceur, Keri Lynn Zwicker, Cam Neufeld, De Menor a Mayor, and appearance by Maestro Lucas Waldin; 8:30pm (door), 9pm (show); donation

SUITE 69 Release Your Inner Beast: Retro and Top 40 beats with DJ Suco; every Fri



Velvet Hour: every weekday with Bill Bourne, Moses Gregg, Matt Blackie and guests; 4-7pm; no cover

BRIXX Silence Be

Damned: Goth/Industrial with DJs Siborg and Gotthavok; Colin Close, Victoria Baldwin, Nolan Bosser



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

CASINO EDMONTON Catalyst (Carribean)





Alex Goodman Chamber Quartet; 8pm (door), 9pm (show); $18 (member)/$22 (guest) at


Lucky and Stoned; 9pm

Edmonton Chamber Music Society: Constantinople; 8pm; $37 (adult)/$27 (senior)/$11 (student)




Lesley Pelletier (pop rock, Turn Down the Lights, CD release); 8pm


Café Series: Nano Stern; 7:30pm; $20 at Festival box office


TREASURY In Style Fri:



(singer songwriter)

Sinder Sparks Show with Stratosphere; 10pm - 2am DJ Tyco and Ernest Ledi; no line no cover for ladies all night long


DV8 The Patterns, N.N.,

Damned: with DJs Gotthavok, Siborg, Nightroad; 9pm

Kelly, the Misery Mountain Boys; 9pm; $10


(country rock) Stroud

TEMPLE Silence be

Jolaine Kerley (soprano), Josephine van Lier (viola da gamba), John Brough (harpsichord); 7:30pm (champagne reception), 8pm (concert); Early Music Alberta fundraiser

MACLAB CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS–LEDUC The Celtic Tenors; 7:30pm; $40 (student/senior)/$43

Night every Fri


dation Fridays


River City Big Band (CD release party), directed by Larry Schrum, featuring guest vocalist Chandelle Rimmer; 7:30pm; $20 at TicketMaster

ARTERY Matt Patershuk

with Vicky Berg and Kaley Bird; 7pm; $10


Stern; 7pm (door), 8pm (show); $25 at Bailey box office


Dog: Grant Davidson (live acoustic music every Sat); 4-6pm; no cover


Every Sat afternoon: Jam with Back Door Dan; Evening: Andrew Jr Boy Jones

Open stage jam with host Tommaso Zillio (Edmonton Guitar): last Sat each month, 2-5pm, admission by donation; Evening: Stirfry Variety Night Featuring Eva Foote, Brian Champaign, Alix Bean Sedmak, Brian Parsons, and our house band The Blenders, 6pm (dinner), 8pm (show)

BOHEMIA Van Gohst,


BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ Lionel Rault; 8:30pm; donations


Crazy Truck, the Archaics, I am Machi

CARROT COFFEEHOUSE Sat Open mic; 7pm; $2

CASINO EDMONTON Catalyst (Carribean)


(country rock)

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

DV8 Rhubarbs (vinyl re-

lease party), Morals, Herd of Wasters; 9pm; $10


and the Swingbots (rockabilly, roots, rock and blues); 4-6pm; no cover

Sarah Slean with Strings; 7:30pm; $40 (table)/$38 (box)/$36 (theatre) at Festival Place box office

FIDDLERS ROOST Lesley Pelletier (Turn Down The Lights CD Release); 8pm (show); $15-$25 at TIX on the Square

FILTHY MCNASTY'S Longshadows, guests White Pongo; 4pm; no cover

GAS PUMP Saturday

Homemade Jam: Mike Chenoweth

HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB Sarah Cripps (country pop), Lucette, Express & Company; 8pm; $7 (adv)/$10 (door)


Romeo; 7:30pm; $39 at TicketMaster

noon Jam with Gator and Friends; 5-9pm


Saturdays: Amber, Renee or Stephanie with accompaniment; 9:30-11:30pm; no cover

NEW WEST HOTEL Country jam every Sat; 3-6pm

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

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

PUB 1824 Every Fri &

Sat, this week with: ; $5


Hottest dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Sat; 9pm-2am

RENDEZVOUS PUB Eternal Prophecy/No More Moments/Fight To Swill


Church–The Blood, Sweat and Beers tour, Colt Ford; 6:30pm (door), 7:30pm (show); tickets at TicketMaster,




JEFFREY'S CAFÉ Andrew Glover (jazz piano); 9pm; $15


L.B.'S PUB Sat after-


STARLITE ROOM Who Gives a Fuck Lets Party: Far Too Loud; 9pm


Pine, Consilience , Jom Comyn, Tyler Butler, Swear by the Moon


The Best of Alberta Jazz Series: Tyler Hornby B3 Trio; 8pm (door), 9pm (show); $16 (member)/$20 (guest) at

HOUSE 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


Those Who Know...: House and disco with Junior Brown, David Stone, Austin, and guests


Classical CONVOCATION HALL Piano Trios from

Central Europe: Suk, Semlinsky, Schubert: Trio Voce, Patricia Tao (piano), Jasmine Lin (violin), Marina Hoover (cello) 8pm; $20 (adult)/$15 (senior)/$10 (student) at door


Stories concert with Òran and younger choirs, with Shumayela in the 7pm show; 2pm and 7pm

WINSPEAR Chinese New Year Carnival: China National Performing Arts Troupe; 7pm; $18-$100 at TIX on the Square


Down It's Saturday Night: House and disco and everything in between with resident Dane

DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Sat; 9pm

FLUID LOUNGE R&B, hip hop and dancehall with DJ Aiden Jamali; every Sat


Collective Saturdays underground: House and Techno

LUCKY 13 Every Fri

and Sat with resident DJ Chad Cook


Top 40 requests every Sat with DJ Sheri


mission Saturdays: Indie rock, new wave, classic punk with DJ Blue Jay and Eddie Lunchpail; 9pm (door); free (before 10pm)/$5 (after 10pm); 1st Sat each month


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BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE 10425-82 Ave, 780.439.1082



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DRUID 11606 Jasper Ave, 780.454.9928

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IRISH CLUB 12546-126 St,




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L.B.’S PUB 23 Akins Dr, St Albert, 780.460.9100


Sherwood Park, 790.570.5588

PAWN SHOP 10551-82 Ave, Upstairs, 780.432.0814



PUB 1824 12402-118 Ave, 587.521.1824


Bourbon St, WEM, 8882-170 St, 780.486.7722

RED STAR 10538 Jasper

Ave, 780.428.0825


ROSE AND CROWN 10235-101 St


SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE 12923-97 St, 780.758.5924


STARLITE ROOM 10030102 St, 780.428.1099

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TREASURY 10004 Jasper

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11607 Jasper Ave, 2nd Fl, 780.447.4495

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10132-104 St

161 Ave, 780.457.3118



Y AFTERHOURS 10028102 St, 780.994.3256,


THE RIG 15203 Stony Plain

YESTERDAYS PUB 112, 205 Carnegie Dr, St Albert, 780.459.0295

12912-50 St, 780.406.1940

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9351-118 Ave, 780.471.1580

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Grant MacEwan University, 10045-156 St

BUDDY’S 11725B Jasper

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JAVA XPRESS 110, 4300



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BRIXX BAR 10030-102 St (downstairs), 780.428.1099

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121-1 Ave, Spruce Grove, 780.962.1411

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O2'S–WEST 11066-156 St,


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BOHEMIA 10217-97 St

127 St, 780.451.7799


DV8 8307-99 St



HOOLIGANZ 10704-124 St,

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O’BYRNE’S 10616-82 Ave,

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J+H PUB (Overdraught Pub),


13535-109A Ave


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9624-76 Ave, 780.989.2861

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LOUNGE 10111-117 St, 780.482.5253

8906-99 St

118 Ave

ron Street, St Albert, 780.460.6602

MacDonald Dr, 780.633.3725

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WUNDERBAR 8120-101 St,


ZEN LOUNGE 12923-97 St





RED STAR Indie rock, hip hop, and electro every Sat with DJ Hot Philly and guests


Rouge Saturdays: global sound and Cosmopolitan Style Lounging with DJ Mkhai


Saturday with Crewshtopher, Tyler M




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

SUITE 69 Stella Saturday: retro, old school, top 40 beats with DJ Lazy, guests TEMPLE Oh Snap! TUES, MAR 26, ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM THEATRE















From The Dark: Marduk, Moonspell, Inquisition, the Foreshadowing, Death Wolf (featuring Marduk members); 6pm (door); $29.95 (adv at Blackbyrd)


Jam hosted by Carson Cole; 4-8pm

THE RIG Every Sun Jam

hosted by Better Us then Strangers; 4-8pm


Mick/Craig Martell (comedy CD recording); 9pm



Release Saturdays


Ross Neilsen and the Sufferin' Bastards



Sunday Brunch: Cramer Brothers; 10am-2:30pm; donations


Sunday Blues Jam: hosted by Kevin and Rita McDade and the Grey Cats Blues Band, guests every week; 5-9pm; no cover


Live on the Island: Rhea March hosts open mic and Songwriter's stage; starts with a jam session; every Sun, 7pm

DEVANEY’S IRISH PUB Celtic open stage

every Sun with Keri-Lynne Zwicker; 5:30pm; no cover


DV8 Mr Chi Pig (farewell acoustic show)




songwriter open Stage every Sun


Concert; 7:30pm; $13.75




mic every Sun hosted by Tim Lovett



every Sun; 9:30pm-1am


Scholarship Concert; 2pm; donation, proceeds support student scholarships; reception to follow

WINSPEAR Symphonic Beauty: William Eddins (conductor), D.T. Baker (narrator), Beatrice Rana (piano); 2pm; $20-$69 at Winsper box office

Night every Mon


Open Stage


(electronic/rock), Eraas, Cygnets; 8pm; $13 (adv)


Night with Darrek Anderson from the Guaranteed; every Mon; 9pm


Classical ROBERTSON WESLEY UNITED CHURCH On the Jazz: Wind Rose Trio (woodwind ensemble); 8pm; $20 (adult)/$15 (senior/ students)

WINSPEAR CENTRE Rajaton (six-voice a cappella); 7:30pm; $45 (adult)/$35 (student)


BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Sleeman Mon: live music monthly; no cover


The Bill Johnson Band


every weekday with Bill Bourne, Moses Gregg, Matt Blackie and guests; 4-7pm; no cover

DEVANEY'S IRISH PUB Singer/songwriter

open stage every Mon; 8pm; this week: Sparrow

FANDANGO'S Open mic Music Industry

VUEWEEKLY FEB 28 – MAR 6, 2013


Tuesdays with host Mark Feduk; $5 after 8pm; this week guests:


Night Sessions: Nathan Ouellette; 7:30pm (door), 8pm (show); $5


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


ground at the Crown Tuesday: Trueskool and live hip-hop with residents Jae Maze, Xaolin, Frank Brown; monthly appearances by guests Shawn Langley, Locution Revolution, and Northside Clan

DV8 Creepy Tombsday:

ON THE ROCKS Jonny Lovell


Campfire Hero's (acoustic rock, country, top 40);

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


Greeley (acoustic rock, country, Top 40); 9pm2am every Wed; no cover


Acoustic Bluegrass jam presented by the Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society; every Wed, 6:30-11pm; $2 (member)/$4 (non-member)

PUB 1824 Open jam session every Wed, hosted by Indigo Storm; 8pm RED PIANO BAR Wed Night Live: hosted by dueling piano players; 8pm-1am; $5


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O’BYRNE’S Celtic jam

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L.B.’S Tue Blues Jam

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The Bill Johnson Band

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Utters (folk punk rock), Wild Roses, the Rhubarbs, the Blame It's; 8pm; $15 (adv)




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BLOCK 1912 Micah Leonida, Emma Perri, Asim Chin, Daniela Fernandez; 6pm; free the children fundraiser


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FREEWILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19): In 1993, Frenchman Emile Leray was on a solo trip through the Sahara Desert. In the middle of nowhere, his car suffered a major breakdown. It was unfixable, but he didn't panic. Instead, he used a few basic tools he had on hand to dismantle the vehicle and convert its parts into a makeshift motorcycle. He was able to ride it back to civilization. I foresee the possibility of a metaphorically similar development in your future, Aries. You will get the opportunity to be very resourceful as you turn an apparent setback into a successful twist of fate. TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20): Your power animal is not the soaring eagle or the shrewd wolf or the brave bear. No, Taurus, it's the rubber chicken. I'm serious. With the rubber chicken as your guardian spirit, you might be inspired to commit random acts of goofiness and surrealism. And that would reduce tension in the people around you. It could motivate you to play jokes and pull harmless pranks that influence everyone to take themselves less seriously. Are you willing to risk losing your dignity if it helps make the general mood looser and more generous? Nothing could be better for group solidarity, which is crucial these days. GEMINI (May 21 – Jun 20): In the language of the Huron Indians, "orenda" is a word that refers to the spiritual power that resides in all creatures and things. If you've got enough of it, you may be able to declare at least partial independence from your own past. You can better shape the life you want for yourself rather than being so thoroughly subject to the limitations of your karma and conditioning. I happen to believe that your current supply of orenda is unusually abundant, Gemini. What's the best use you can make of it? CANCER (Jun 21 – Jul 22): When I lived in Santa Cruz years ago, some of my published writings were illustrated by a local cartoonist named Karl Vidstrand. His work was funny, outrageous and often offensive in the most entertaining ways. Eventually he wandered away from our colourful, creative community and moved to a small town at the edge of California's Mojave Desert, near where the space shuttles landed. He liked living at the fringes of space, he told journalist R D Pickle. It gave him the sense of "being out of bounds at all times." I suggest you adopt some of the Vidstrand spirit in the next three weeks, Cancerian. Being on the fringes and out of bounds are exactly where you belong. LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 22): The history of your pain is entering a new phase.

Gradually, almost imperceptibly at first, an emotional ache that has been sapping your vitality will begin to diminish. You will free yourself of its power to define you. You will learn to live without its oddly seductive glamour. More and more, as the weeks go by, you will find yourself less interested in it, less attracted to the maddening mystery it has foisted on you. No later than mid-April, I'm guessing that you will be ready to conduct a ritual of completion; you'll be able to give it a formal send off as you squeeze one last lesson out of it. VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22): "When looking for a book, you may discover that you were in fact looking for the book next to it." Italian writer Roberto Calasso told that to The Paris Review, and now I'm passing it on to you. But I'd like you to expand upon its meaning and regard it as a metaphor that applies to your whole life right now. Every time you go searching for a specific something—a learning experience, an invigorating pleasure, a helpful influence—consider the possibility that what you really want and need is a different one that's nearby. LIBRA (Sep 23 – Oct 22): At least once a day, a cell in your body mutates in a way that makes it potentially cancerous. Just as often, your immune system hunts down that dangerous cell and kills it, preserving your health. Do you understand how amazing this is? You have a vigilant protector that's always on duty, operating below the level of your awareness. What if I told you that this physical aspect of your organism has an equivalent psychic component? What if, in other words, you have within you a higher intelligence whose function it is to steer you away from useless trouble and dumb risks? I say there is such a thing. I say this other protector works best if you maintain a conscious relationship with it, asking it to guide you and instruct you. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to deepen your connection. SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21): Some rules in the game of life don't apply to you and can therefore be safely ignored. Do you know which ones they are? On the other hand, do you understand which of the rules in the game of life are crucial to observe if you want to translate your fondest dreams into real experiences? To recognize the difference is a high art. I'm thinking that now would be an excellent time to solidify your mastery of this distinction. I suggest that you formally renounce your investment in the irrelevant rules and polish your skills at playing by the applicable rules. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21): "Don't think the garden loses its ec-


stasy in winter," wrote the Persian mystic poet Rumi. "It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." I think you're like that winter garden right now, Sagittarius. Outwardly, there's not much heat and flash. Bright ideas and strong opinions are not pouring out of you at their usual rates. You're not even prone to talking too loud or accidentally knocking things over. This may in fact be as close as you can get to being a wallflower. And yet deep beneath the surface, out of sight from casual observers, you are charging up your psychic battery. The action down there is vibrant and vigorous. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19): "When you come right down to it," says religion writer Rabbi Marc Gellman, "there are only four basic prayers. Gimme! Thanks! Oops! and Wow!" Personally, I would add a fifth type of prayer to Gellman's list: "Do you need any assistance?" The Creator always needs collaborators to help implement the gritty details of the latest divine schemes. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you would be an excellent choice to volunteer for that role right now—especially in tasks that involve blending beautiful fragments, healing sad schisms, furthering peace negotiations and overcoming seemingly irreconcilable differences. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18): In the movie Fight Club, there is an animated scene at the very end that required an inordinate amount of time to produce. Each frame in this scene took the editors eight hours to process. Since there are 24 frames in each second, their work went on for three weeks. That's the kind of attention to detail I recommend you summon as you devote yourself to your labour of love in the coming days, Aquarius. I think you know which specific parts of your creation need such intense focus. PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20): "I have decided to rename the constellations that have domineered our skies too long," writes an Internet denizen named Hasheeshee St Frank. He gives only one example. The Big Dipper, he says, shall forevermore be known as The StarSpangled Gas Can. I invite you to come up with additional substitutes, Pisces. It's an excellent time for you to reshape and redefine the high and mighty things to which you have given away too much of your power. It's a perfect moment to reconfigure your relationship with impersonal, overarching forces that have wielded a disproportionately large influence over your thoughts and feelings. How about if you call the constellation Orion by the new title of Three-Eyed Orangutan? Or instead of Pegasus, use the name Sexy Dolphin? Other ideas?





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Edmonton’s newest festival, SkirtsAFire, herArts festival is in need of helping hands to launch its first season! From March 7 to 10, Alberta Avenue (118th avenue) hosts a celebration and showcase of women’s stories and the female voice in art. SkirtsAFire is looking for help leading up to and during the festival. Whether you can volunteer your time at the festival, a few hours stuffing envelopes, or one of your many valuable skills … as a wise woman once said, many hands make light work. For more information about volunteering, or for information about the festival itself, please visit Habitat For Humanity Volunteer Orientation February 8, March 9 and 22 from 8:30am – 4:00pm at the Prefab Shop (13044 Yellowhead Trail). We are hosting a tool training and information session for new volunteers - or not-new volunteers - who would like to gain some basic knowledge of tools and learn more about how our organization works! Over 80% of all our participants have said that it increased their comfort level to volunteer on an HFH build site by at least 75%. You will have the opportunity to have your questions answered and meet some of our staff! Habitat for Humanity invites all women to build with us during Women Build Week: Mar 12 16 at our St. Albert site . If you are a woman who wants to help families in our community, there is an important role for you on our build sites, whether you have no construction experience or a tool belt of skills. We provide all tools, equipment and lunch. All volunteers participate in onsite safety orientation/training. No minimum number of shifts required. Check our website to register as a volunteer online or contact Louise Help someone in crisis take that first step towards a solution. The Support Network`s Crisis Support Centre is looking for volunteers for Edmonton`s 24-Hour Distress Line. Interested or want to learn more? Contact Lindsay at 780-732-6648 or visit our website: Help someone in crisis take those first steps towards a solution. The Support Network`s Crisis Support Centre is looking for volunteers for Edmonton`s 24-Hour Distress Line. Interested or want to learn more? Contact Lindsay at 780-732-6648 or visit our website: SACE is recruiting volunteers for our 24 hour crisis line. Please visit our website:

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Help the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation create a future without breast cancer through volunteerism. Contact 1-866-302-2223 or for current volunteer opportunities Join us as a volunteer... The 2013 Edmonton International Fringe Festival seeks volunteers to fill positions on a variety of teams. A minimum of 16 hours gets you a t-shirt,show opportunities, program guide, invite to the Wrap Party and more! To apply online visit or call the volunteer hotline at 780-409-1923 Needed for our Seniors residence, volunteers for various activities or just for a friendly visit! Please contact Janice at Extendicare Eaux Claires for more details (780) 472 - 1106 Share Your Love of Art With Preschool Children ARTS FOR TOTS ARTISTS/Workshop Facilitators wanted to lead a workshop to our Preschool kids Honorarium & materials fee paid email: The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is the world's foremost television and digital media content creation event, bringing together over a thousand television professionals from dozens of countries. In a conference setting at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. As a beneficial catalyst for growth and prosperity in Canada's television industry, BANFF could not happen without our invaluable team of volunteers! The event will be taking place from June 9 – 12, 2013. Please have a look at our website for more information. The Brick Sport Central is searching for volunteers to donate their time helping with collection, inventory, repairing, as well as outfitting children in need of sports equipment. Call for more information and a tour 780-477-1166 The Friends of Rutherford House are looking for gift shop gurus who enjoy heritage! Possible hours are from 12-4, Tuesday through Sunday. Great job for semi-retired or students. Call Michaelle at 780 427 4033 or go to our website for details. Volunteers required for St. Albert's RunWild Marathon May 5, 2013


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2013 marks the seventh year for the Alberta Screenwriters Initiative. The Alberta Association of Motion Picture and Television Unions (AAMPTU) are seeking submissions of feature film scripts of any genre, to a maximum length of 250 pages, from Alberta based screenwriters. This annual prize awards avid Alberta screenwriters a first prize of $1000 and a professional workshop with a carefully matched experienced story editor or screenwriter. The 2nd and 3rd place winners receives story notes, editorial feedback and $500.00 and $250.00 respectively. The deadline for this award is March 11, 2013. For more information on the prize and submission guidelines, please contact Nicholas Mather at (780) 422-8174 or visit


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Akokiniskway Gallery of Rosebud, AB is currently accepting submissions and is sending out a call to artists from around the province and at all stages in their art careers. For more information on this call please contact the curator, Valerie Speer at Annual Art Acquisition and Youth Art Acquisition program are due in April each year. Submit your forms to: Strathcona County Gallery @ 501 120 - 501 Festival Avenue Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4X3 Fax 780-410-8580 (Attention: Permanent Art Collection Committee) Deadline Apr 25 Info: Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), a contemporary public art gallery, seeks proposals from artists working in all styles and mediums for exhibition in the 2014 calendar year. Submissions must include an artist statement, CV and up to ten images of work. For full details head to: Call for Featured Artists - 2014 The Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove welcomes all Alberta Artists to submit a proposal as a Feature Artist for a solo or group show to be held at the Spruce Grove Art Gallery located in the Melcor Cultural Centre at 35 – 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove. The portion of our gallery dedicated to our Feature Artists is about 32 feet of wall space. Application dealine is June 30, 2013. For details on application criteria please visit Calling all Artists! movement, music, visual, theatre, comedy, performing arts! The Good Women Dance Society is calling for submissions for our 4th annual “What’s Cooking?”. “What’s Cooking?” is an informal work-in-progress event in which artists get the chance to present their work and engage in valuable feedback discussions with the audience about their work. Audience members will be given written surveys about each piece of work, to both comment and critique the work shown, and there will be a short question and answer period following each piece. The performance occurs on Sunday April 28th 2013, location TBA. The submission deadline is Friday March 15th 2013 at midnight and we will notify applicants of our decision by April 1st 2013. EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (EIFF) : Call for Entries now OPEN! Alberta filmmakers and High School Student filmmakers pay no submission fee. Accepting shorts, features, documentaries, animation, and a new category that will make you want to find a warm coat – “SNOW, MAN”. Film submission deadline is June 15. Submit online at Evanescence Gallery and Art Studio, 61 - 8 Avenue SE, High River, AB is offering Gallery Space to artists to display and sell their work for a nominal monthly fee. They are currently looking to add three more artist colleagues beginning February 1, 2013. Contact them at or call 403-796-4873 for more information. Send your submission with Blues in the subject heading line of your email. Please direct all submissions and inquiries to

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McMullen Gallery - Call for Submissions We will be selecting 4 or 5 shows for the 2014 – 2015 exhibiting season. Submissions may be emailed or mailed and the deadline is Tuesday April 2nd @ 4pm. The McMullen Gallery is open to a wide variety of styles; both traditional and contemporary approaches that:Present highquality original artwork that is colourful, joyful, uplifting, soothing and / or inspiring. Appeals to visitors of various ages, social, and cultural backgrounds, and engage our visitors who include hospital patients, staff and visitors. For further information please email: diana.youngkennedy@albertahealth

Prairie Wood Design Awards 2013 Call for nominations! The Annual Prairie Wood Design Awards celebrate excellence in wood construction in the Prairie Region and the Territories. Nomination forms and details are available online and are due June 15, 2013

The Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove welcomes all Alberta Artists to submit a proposal as a Feature Artist for 2014 for a solo or group show to be held at the Spruce Grove Art Gallery located in the Melcor Cultural Centre at 35 – 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2013. Please see their website for full details


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The Giovanni Fine Art Gallery is putting together an artist of the month feature that will highlight one Edmonton area arist's work, changing on a monthly basis beginning in January 2013. Please submit your digital portfolio of 3 to 5 pieces that highlights your various styles and mediums. All work must be child/family friendly. Email to Emily Dymock, or call her at 780-489-9764.

University City Public Sculpture Competition: University City Condo's in Calgary has launched a Sculpture Competition that is open to students to established artists. The budget is $100,000 CAD, the deadline for submission is June 1, 2013, and it is for Albertan artists only. More information about the competition can be obtained from the website.


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PostVue Publishing and Vue Weekly are searching for an artistic people-person! Primary Responsibilities: • Work closely with the publisher as well as the editorial and sales teams to help create designs for print and web. • Upkeep and creation of systems that help to ensure smooth operations and communications within the organization. • Manage staff hours, vacation days, sick days and ensure the continued smooth operation within the Production Dept.

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• 1-3 years of experience in a design/layout in a production environment. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Some experience in management. • Proven skill in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. • A desire to produce a high-quality product with quick turnaround times. • An ability to work flexible work-hours, providing extra support during peak production times. • A friendly cooperative personality that blends well with our great team. • Post-Secondary education with a degree or diploma in a graphic design program or equivalent experience. • Organizational, prioritization and time-management skills.

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Please provide your resume with samples of your work to

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DO YOU KNOW a great volunteer? The Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) and Direct Energy are now accepting nominations for the Alberta Volunteer Citizen of the Year award to recognize someone who goes above and beyond to help others in the community. Nominations are open to all residents served by AWNA newspapers. As a reward for giving so much, the winner will get a $1000 cash prize from Direct Energy and a $5000 donation to their community organization of choice. Visit: vcoy or Nominations close Sunday, March 31, 2013.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BOW RIVER Gas Co-op seeking a Journeyman GasFitter. Permanent full-time. $27. - $32./hour, full benefits, Natural Gas Distribution experience an asset. Apply to Richard Thorne:

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NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: Phone 780621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959. CLASS 1 PICKER OPERATOR required immediately! Living accommodations and potential business opportunity available for the right candidate. Please fax resume, drivers abstract and boom ticket to 780-778-2918. Must be willing to relocate to Whitecourt, Alberta. For further information contact David at 780-778-0422. LACRETE GOLF COURSE requires a Greenskeeper for 2013. Position term: April 10 to October 15. Send resume to: or call 780-285-2349. ONE TON DIESEL TRUCK - Are you an Owner? Put it to work! Haul RVs throughout North America. 1-866-736-6483; NEWCART CONTRACTING LTD. is hiring for the upcoming turnaround season. Journeyman/ Apprentice; Pipefitters; Welders; Boilermakers; Riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mechanical Labourer; Welder Helpers. Email: Fax 1-403-7292396. Email all safety and trade tickets. CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL Gas Co-op Ltd. requires full-time Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid driver’s licence required. Forward resume: cpngc@telusplanet. net. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0. BAKOS NDT is hiring qualified CGSB Technicians in Whitecourt, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. Benefit package, signing bonus and profit sharing available. Email: or call 1-888-763-5575. EXPANDING PIPELINE COMPANY in central Alberta requires Class 1 Winch Truck Operators and Heavy Equipment Technicians experienced in truck, trailer and off road equipment repair. Fax resume to 403-507-2766. Attention: Phil Dunn.

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Proud of our Pride Centre

Four decades later and the Centre is still reaching out to the community The Pride Centre of Edmonton has had a "The Centre is the only LGBTQ community are mutually beneficial and enhance our long and interesting history in our city. resource centre and community gathcommunity and city ... I also think that the The Centre finds its roots in the ering space in Edmonton," Wilson Centre needs to have a voice in the commufounding of the Gay Alliance Tosays. "We know that the Centre nity that is clear and focused. And we need wards Equity in 1971. In the past makes a significant contribution to continue to provide a welcoming and om eekly.c w e few years, the Centre has withto the LGBTQ community and responsive space. That's the kind of Cenu v alexa@ a stood budget crises, a fire, floods, that it is very oft en people's fi rst tre we are building. It can be a vibrant and x e Al e contact as they seek to navigate sustainable entity that serves the many asn g a moves, renovations and changing G De staff. But the Centre and its staff, volthe complex journey of self-discovpects of our community." unteers and members are resilient because ery and self-acceptance. It is also a valuable In order to serve as many community LGBTQ people and communities have to resource for others who come for resourcmembers as possible, Wilson says the combe. es and information on being allies, creating munity needs to take an active interest in The Centre moved to its current locasupportive environments and workplaces and ownership of the Centre. tion at 106 Street and 105 Avenue nearly as well as general resources on LGBTQ "The community can also help by talking a year ago. The staff, volunteers and memissues. The Pride Centre stamps a visible directly to us. Letting us know what you bers are now poised to want to see, what you think is celebrate its changes important," he says. The Pride Centre stamps a visible LGBTQ and accomplishments, The Centre is dependent on presence onto the landscape of the city, bringing which include a newly the support—both financial a distinctly queer voice and lens with it. renovated and physically and volunteer—of Edmonaccessible space, exciting ton's LGBTQ people and organew programming and a nizations. new executive director. "Unrestricted funds are exOn February 25 the Centre hosted a Grand LGBTQ presence onto the landscape of the tremely limited and difficult to acquire for (Re)Opening. city, bringing a distinctly queer voice and us as an open LGBTQ community organizalens with it." tion, and so we depend on donations," WilWhile our communities debate the need It is hard for one centre to serve our dison explains. "People need to step up and for queer spaces—as did Ashley Dryburgh verse LGBTQ communities, and Wilson acdonate, become regular givers. Volunteer in her latest Queermonton column about knowledges that it is very difficult to fulfill your skills. There are many opportunities the closing of yet another queer bar in the the vision and needs of everyone largely and ways to support the Centre." city—the Centre's new executive director because of resources, funding, space and With community support, the Pride CenMickey Wilson believes that the Centre staff limitations. Still, Wilson maintains tre will remain an important institution in serves an important purpose in both the that the Centre's staff and volunteers are the province, especially as we lose queer queer and overall landscape of the city. "willing to work with everyone in ways that spaces in the city. V


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Straight friend's attraction to crossdressers gets a straight answer I am writing about a friend. By all tractive. But I don't think your friend appearances he is straight. However, is getting drunk again and again and on more than one occasion he has going after this particular type again gotten drunk and tried to hook up and again by accident. Once? Yes, with a transvestite or a person who that could be an accident. Twice? could have been one. In one That could be a coincidence. E G instance, he went to a club But three times that you A SAV and was approached by a know of? Sorry, CLOD, really masculine-seeming your friend isn't going afm o .c ekly vuewe girl who proceeded to give savagelove@ ter these types because Dan him head. My friend, in his he's drunk. He's getting avage drunk so he can go after S drunken state, reached into her pants and felt for a pussy only afthese types. ter she started giving him head. On Before we go on, CLOD, a word a trip to Las Vegas, he drunkenly about the particular term you use picked up someone who I was told to describe your friend's type: translooked like "Kevin Garnett in a wig" vestite. That word? I don't think it and was very obviously a man. He means what you think it means. A tried to take this person back to his transgender woman is not a transhotel, but friends put a stop to it. I vestite, and a transvestite is not a just received a message from a friend transgender woman. A trans woman who is with him on a trip to Europe, is someone who was "coercively aswho said that he just tried the same signed male at birth," as they say thing again with yet another manly on Tumblr, but who now identifies looking transvestite type. Again, and lives as female. A transgender my friend was stopped before he woman may or may not have had did anything he might regret. I can sex-reassignment surgery—which understand if these cases happened means, of course, that a transgenwith transvestites who looked like der woman could have a dick or she real women. It's easy to fool somecould have a pussy. "Transvestite" is one when he's drunk. However, the an archaic term for "crossdresser" situations I have seen personally and that no one uses anymore. have heard about all seem to indiNow, I don't know what your friend cate he is seeking out transvestites. is looking for in a sex partner, CLOD, Could he be harbouring some gay or but considering his observed pickup bisexual tendencies? I've never seen history ("a really masculine-seeming him act this way when sober. Or girl," "Kevin Garnett in a wig," "anothcould he just have the world's thicker manly looking transvestite type"), est pair of beer goggles? it's possible that he's not interested Cautious Lad Observing Developin either trans women or crossdressments ers. I did drag for nearly a decade and When we speak of "beer goggles," there was a certain kind of guy who CLOD, we refer to someone too lurked around drag shows. By all apdrunk to realize that he/she has pearances, these guys were straight. accidentally picked up—or fucked But they weren't interested in womthe shit out of—a type that he/she en, they weren't interested in boys would not normally/soberly find atwho could pass and they weren't



interested in trans women. They were interested in "girls" who were obviously men in drag. They were interested in guys like me: six-footeight in heels, big tits, 26-inch waist (thank you, waist cincher!), and a Latex minidress. I was pretty—I'll tweet out a few pictures to prove it—but I didn't look like a woman, cis or trans, I looked like a great big

this way when sober" is because booze provides him with the courage he needs before he picks up "Kevin Garnett in a wig" and the alibi he needs after. My advice: stop cockin-frock-blocking your friend and let him know you accept him for who he is and you may help him find the courage to accept himself before his liver gives out.

The queens I ran with called the guys who wanted to fuck us "panty chasers." It was an odd choice, seeing as none of us actually wore panties.

fuckin' drag queen. (My drag name? Helvetica Bold.) The queens I ran with called the guys who wanted to fuck us "panty chasers." It was an odd choice, seeing as none of us actually wore panties. (Trans and cis women wear panties, CLOD; drag queens wear dance belts over tights.) I didn't know at the time that there was an actual $20 term for guys who were into us: gynandromorphophiles, aka "lovers of males in the shape of females." Some gynandromorphophiles are into crossdressers, some are into drag queens and some are attracted to trans women. While some want partners who can pass, many gynandromorphophiles do not. They want the mix to be obvious. Give the kind of gynandromorphophile who chased after me and my friends in drag a choice between a "real woman"—cis or trans—and a guy who looks like "Kevin Garnett in a wig," and he'll choose Kevin Garnett every time. So back to your panty-chasing friend, CLOD. I'm pretty sure the reason you've never seen him "act

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I'm a straight 18-year-old female, a senior in high school and I'm still a virgin. I'm fine with this. I'm going to a university about 3000 miles away next fall and I am starting to wonder about going on some method of birth control. My degree is going to take me six years to complete and I expect that within those six years I might want to have sex with someone. Would going to the doctor and having an implant or IUD inserted be dumb? (I might want a long-term method of birth control.) I trust the doctor I have here at home; the second I turned 14, he gave me tons of info on birth control and how I can get access to it. So I would be more than comfortable getting it through him. Please let me know if I'm overthinking all of this and whether or not I should cross birth control off of my pre-college to-do list. Thinking I Might Encounter Love Yearnings "It is in no way 'dumb' to consider contraception as a virgin," says Dr Unjali Malhotra, medical director for Options for Sexual Health Brit-

ish Columbia, aka the Planned Parenthood of British Columbia. "It is actually best to get on a method prior to ever having sex to ensure she is happy on her chosen option before acutely requiring it for birth control." Malhotra also supports—acutely supports—your preference for a long-term method. "Although oral contraceptives are popular," Malhotra says, "they have up to a nine percent 'typical-use' failure rate." Pills can fail a woman who forgets to take them—which is all too common—but a woman can't forget to take her IUD or implant. Which is why progesteronereleasing IUDs have failure rates of 0.2 percent, copper IUDs have failure rates of 0.8 percent and implants have failure rates of 0.05 percent. "TIMELY can choose between a non-hormonal copper IUD, a progesterone-releasing IUD and a progesterone-releasing implant," says Malhotra. "Timing wise, she has options of a three-year implant, five-year IUD and 10-year IUD. There are advantages to each, which she can discuss with her physician. And, despite myths to the contrary, there are very few risks with an IUD and she can remove it and get pregnant at any time if she wishes." None of these options, however, will protect you from sexually transmitted infections, TIMELY, so use condoms regardless. For more info about birth control, sexual health and STIs, go to V Find the Savage Lovecast (my weekly podcast) every Tuesday at @fakedansavage on Twitter




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