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Painted peace: Kristy Noawahkun has a new show of lovely acrylics over at Bugera Matheson worth taking a look at if you’re after some much-needed serenity. “This series was created over this winter during the pandemic,” the Bangkok-born Canadian artist explains. “Living through times of disappointment, fear and darkness, these scenes of serene landscapes are to inspire feelings of calm and healing. Combining the beauty of Canadian trees with the light of gold paint symbols hope shining through the darkness. This series reflects an aesthetic that combines my Canadian experience, my Asian heritage and the ethos of my Buddhist beliefs.”
Details: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Bugera Matheson Gallery (10345 124 St.), no charge
Tell Us What You Really Think: Grindstone’s impressive comedy festival starring Jon Dore starts in a couple weeks, but if you don’t feel like waiting for deep-cutting hilarity, a live theatre comedy debate between Kathleen McGee and Natasha Lyn Myles — “St. Albert feminism vs. Whyte Ave. feminism” — is also hitting the patio. Stephen Darnell hosts, and Celeste Lampa, Adam Dyck and Leo Langford will be doing comedy set between rounds. This sounds amazing, book now in person or the livestream-only ticket — at grindstontheatre.ca now!
Details: 7 p.m. at Grindstone Theatre (10019 81 Ave.), $12 in person
Saint Maud (2019): This British psychological creeper was written and directed by Rose Glass in her feature directorial debut. The horror-drama follows hospice nurse Maud (Morfydd Clark), a recent convert to Roman Catholicism, who becomes obsessed with a former dancer in her care (Jennifer Ehle), believing she must save her soul. Spoilers: it doesn’t necessarily go what you’d call “well.” This one received acclaim from critics, who praised the direction, atmosphere, performances, and score. 84 mins.
Details: 7 p.m. at Metro Cinema (8712 109 St.), $13