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Dominique Fils-Aimé : When Elle Quebec cover star Dominique Fils-Aimé put out her first EP independently in 2015 she had no idea what she was about to put in motion, leading to a Juno and two Polaris short-list nominations. The Haitian-born Montreal singer had taken an unexpected route to writing her own music, first becoming a semifinalist on La Voix, a Quebec reality singing competition, in early 2015 before writing and co-producing her first release.
Details : 7:30 p.m. at Festival Place (100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park), tickets start at $33 at ticketmaster.ca
Out of the Ashes : Medicine Hat-born Tom Gale likes to return to his places of inspiration to make his alluring art. One of these spots is Cherryville, B.C., where he was met with forest fires this year — which means some works in this show were inspired by that experience. Other works are landscapes set closer to home. The late, great Gilbert Bouchard once called him “probably Alberta’s finest landscape painter,” and if you’d like to meet Gale, he’ll be in attendance at the Saturday opening between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., then you can stop in at the other galleries in the area, there’s lots of sweet stuff up right now over on 124 Street.
Details : Runs though Nov. 27 at Bugera Matheson Gallery (10345 124 St.), no charge
Wife of a Spy : Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s new drama is set in 1940, and the population of Japan is divided over its entry into the Second World War. Satoko, the wife of a fabric merchant, is devoted to her husband but is beginning to suspect he’s up to something — look at the film’s title again. Soon she allows herself to be drawn into a game in which she enigmatically conceals her intentions. Japanese with subtitles, 115 mins