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Good Lovelies Christmas Time’s a Comin’ (virtual) Tour: What, you think just because we can’t do some stuff doesn’t mean we can’t do other stuff? The Edmonton Folk Music Festival — and how we do miss those sunsets — are in on Toronto folk-country trio Good Lovelies’ multi-day, multi-“stop” tour which includes Calgary, the U.K. and Australia — the band giving back to local charities each show. Should be very sweet. And in case you missed this, folk fest alumnus Corb Lund was supposed to play through Five Dollar Bill back to back today with the lads, but the pandemic has moved that show to Jan. 8, and we’ll remind you about that then as well. So Good Lovelies it is!
Where art and design meet: Bugera Matheson Gallery on 124 Street — technically a small retail shop under pandemic restrictions — has recently paired its art with furniture as Home & Cottages now shares its space, the latter working with a sustainable philosophy that showcases new and repurposed furniture, side by side. Right now and for the holidays, there’s a group show of a number of the gallery’s featured artists, including Ernestine Tahedl, Jane Everett, Wendy Skog and new to the gallery’s roster, Tom Gale and Paddy Lamb. Feel free to call ahead and book an appointment, though drop-ins are welcome or call 780-482-2854 to arrange a virtual showing. And while you’re in the hood, open till 4 p.m., Peter Robertson around the corner to the north has a show called Explorations featuring Clay Ellis and David Thauberger.
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Details: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at Bugera Matheson Gallery (10345 124 St.), no charge
Smooth Talk (1985): Virtual cinema continues to be a way to support Metro Cinema during the provincial COVID restrictions. Based on Joyce Carol Oates’ short story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? the narrative debut from director Joyce Chopra features a revelatory breakout performance from Laura Dern as Connie, the 15-year-old black sheep of her family whose summertime idyll of beach trips, mall hangouts and innocent flirtations is shattered by an encounter with a mysterious stranger. Suspended between a carefree youth and the harsh realities of the adult world. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, 92 minutes.