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Art Walk on Whyte: As we eagerly scooch through these later stages of the pandemic, the last thing anyone wants to do is keep that bumpy red bugger going. With this in mind, Art Walk returns to Whyte Avenue Friday in an atypical, yet very familiar form: a mid-century department store — with a fully-controllable entrance. This pop-up version showcases the work of 55 local artists in the iconic old Army & Navy, which has successfully seen so much action in the last year as a venue for performance, art and as a platform for bright and beautiful murals. Starting Friday, the reimagined Art Walk will run every weekend through August 1, Fridays 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The door price helps keep the whole thing going, and you can also get in free with a Food Bank donation Fridays.
Details: Hours as above at 10411 82 Ave, $5, children 12 and under free
The Story of a Three Day Pass (1967): Written and directed by Melvin Van Peebles, based on his French-language novel La Permission, this directorial debut stars Harry Baird as a black American soldier who is demoted for fraternizing with a white shop clerk (Nicole Berger) in France. Channeling the brash exuberance of the French New Wave, Van Peebles creates an exploration of the psychology of an interracial relationship as well as a commentary on France’s contradictory attitudes about race. English and French with subtitles, 87 mins.
Details: Streaming through June 17 at metrocinema.org, $10 USD
Loki: The third Marvel Studios TV show this year starts out with the most promise — this week’s premiere showing just what happens to 2012 Loki after he grabs the Tesseract and vanishes in Avengers: Endgame. Channelling the best of old school British sci-fi from Judge Dredd, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and 1970s Doctor Who, this show is brilliantly cast with Owen Wilson as foil to ever-scheming Loki finding himself powerless, outside the rules of reality in a place beyond time itself where Infinity Stones are used as office paperweights. Beautifully scored by Natalie Holt, you can just feel MCU’s Phase Four curling off the events of this series.