Three to See Friday: songbird MacGregor, Rembrandt and a bloody Rocky

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Kimberley MacGregor: One of Edmonton’s most stunning singing voices, keeping the little candle of live music going Kimberly MacGregor stars in another lovely Porch Concert Block Party, this one over in lovely Allendale. “A reformed bank manager,” as she puts it, she took Female Artist of the Year in 2015 and 2016 at Edmonton Music Awards, and her sweet mix of wailing blues and straight-up folk rock always shows off those complicated feelings she (and all of us) have churning inside. As always with these events, bring your own masks, chairs and good-time elixers, whatever that means to you — could be a book. You like books, right? And stuff a few bucks inside as temporary bookmark to tip the band, sound good?

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Details: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at 6323 105A St., pass the hat

Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges: Sometimes we’ll let you know a show is only on for one more week, but the last thing we want to do is add deadline pressure to your life, what with worrying about the unholy mix of an ongoing pandemic and schools reopening, etc. The perfect solution to such tension is a gallery with lots of elbow room full of art that’s lasted through several plagues over the centuries, in this case the work of a developing Rembrandt van Rijn, marking the 350th anniversary of the facial expression Master’s work. Show runs through Sept. 26, gallery open Thursdays – Saturdays.

Rembrandt Emerges runs through Sept. 26 at Art Gallery of Alberta.
Rembrandt Emerges runs through Sept. 26 at Art Gallery of Alberta. Photo by supplied /jpg

Details: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m at Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.), $13.33 at

Rocky (1976): As we tear down and editorialize about our bronze monuments around the world, a tip to consider is statues of fictional characters are probably less likely to be controversial down the road — and so far as we can tell — the Philadelphia Rocky has so far remained out of the Schuylkill River. This show is by donation, by the way, so if the complicated ending upsets you for some reason (it honestly seems pretty perfect for America right now), at least know your dollars helped this theatre continue into its tenth season at Garneau Theatre. 120 mins.

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