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Navigation group show: When the Journal first broke the story of Edmonton artists Shana Wilson and Lauren Crazybull (and painter expat Tim Okamura) being asked by Time Magazine to paint its retcon, make-up, 100 Women of the Year covers going back though the magazine’s history (which had usually picked a Man of the Year), the fact three of the commissioned artists had Edmonton connections was actually pretty magnificent.
Besides Jackie O, Wilson painted Ruth Bader Ginsburg — if anyone, the living antidote to the appalling, reverse-the-clock vibe of the Trump era. As Ginsburg lies in state at the U.S. Capitol — the first woman and Jewish person in history to do so — Wilson’s original painting is up at Peter Robertson, along with the Time cover and book of 100 portraits. Bonus: it’s within a group show including nine other artists, including Okamura.
Details: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Peter Robertson Gallery (12323 104 Ave.), no charge
Gordon’s Big Bald Head: Legendary improv troupe Gordon’s Big Bald Head reunites improv comedy masters Mark Meer and Ron Pederson to “invoke pity, terror and debilitating laughter.” Marvel in wonder as two of Canada’s most celebrated improvisers present their version of any movie in cinema history before your very face in their latest scheme dubbed “Good Head.” Check out all the beautiful new murals outside while you’re there! Live stream also available.
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Details: 9 p.m. at Grindstone Theatre (10019 91 Ave.), $22-$24 at grindstonetheatre.ca
42 (2013): Part of Metro’s Chadwick Boseman tribute, 42 tells the story of how, In 1946 Brooklyn Dodger manager Branch Rickey defied major league baseball’s notorious colour barrier by signing Jackie Robinson to the team.
The act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his talent silence the critics. Directed by Brian Helgeland, 128 mins., Sunday screening.