Three to See Friday: Sickies live, Robertson Gallery reopened and Wong Kar Wai


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Real Sickies: Promised to be a blast — and I do trust these lads about this — poppy punkers Real Sickies are doing a ticketed show “beaming,” as they put it, “directly into your living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms!”

See, it’s already fun! Part of Stomp Records’ 25th anniversary online series — converted to digital because of the ongoing global sickness — hear songs from the Sickies’ latest, recorded-in-isolation album Quarantined, all the way back to their debut Get Well Soon.

Man, this band seems linguistically made for the pandemic, so check it out. I mean, what else you supposed to do in your bathroom?

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Details: 8:45 p.m. at (type Real Sickies into the top left search bar), $12.

Explorations: Peter Robertson Gallery has reopened to the public with a new group show including new work by painters Steve Driscoll and Gregory Hardy and an installation of Clay Ellis and David Thauberger.

The gallery is finalizing its 2021 schedule, but this is certainly a dynamic beginning. January hours are, as it stands, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday though Saturday, always best to call ahead and confirm — and they’ll also open up for appointments outside these hours when possible.

Steve Driscoll’s To A Place No One Has Been, urethane on plastic panel, at Peter Robertson Gallery. Photo by supplied

Details: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at Peter Robertson Gallery (12323 104 Ave.), no charge.

As Tears Go By (1988): Oh, this is exciting — Metro cinema is having a Wong Kar Wai streaming film festival, and there’s no better place to start than at the beginning, with the director’s impactful debut.

Set amidst Hong Kong’s ruthless, neon-lit gangland underworld, this operatic saga of ambition, honour and revenge stars Andy Lau as a small-time mob enforcer who finds himself torn between a burgeoning romance with his ailing cousin (Maggie Cheung) and his loyalty to his loose-cannon partner in crime (Jacky Cheung) whose reckless attempts to make a name for himself unleash a spiral of violence. New 4k restoration, 102 mins., half the proceeds goes to Metro.

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