Three to See Saturday: No Visible Trauma, Roadshow art, Blue Halloo comedy

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No Visible Trauma (2020): Robinder Uppal and Marc Serpa Francoer’s look at the Calgary Police Department’s behaviour and the consequences of police brutality.

Reads its log line, “Calgary has more officer-involved shootings than any city in Canada, and in 2018 it had more fatal police shootings than either Chicago or New York. Born and raised in the city, the filmmakers spent five years meticulously dissecting three such incidents, seeking justice and accountability for victims Anthony Heffernan, Daniel Haworth, and Godfred Addai-Nyamekye.” One of four Saturday films at NorthwestFest.

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Details: 6:45 p.m. at Metro Cinema (8712 109 St.), $12 at

The Roadshow Series: Edmonton painter Riki Kuropatwa’s new painting show explores a rather awesome subject.

She explains, “I began to focus exclusively on Antiques Roadshow. The show is always presented the same way — people bring their precious objects to a team of experts who then offer insight and information. Often, there is a deferential relationship between the owner and the expert. But, there is also animosity, defiance and other strong emotions that occur between the two.

“The roadshow offers an ideal place to explore the psychosocial drama of human interaction. As I continue to work with this subject, I find myself shifting focus from the specifics of the interactions to the universal experiences we have as social creatures. It is particularly interesting to be focused on group and crowd images during this time of necessary and prolonged social isolation.”

Gather Round is apart of Riki Kuropatwa’s Roadshow Series at Bugera Matheson Gallery. Photo by supplied

Details: Nov. 7 -21 at Bugera Matheson Gallery (10345 124 St.), no charge

Blue Hallo Comedy Cabaret: Running the first Saturday every month, this cabaret is curated and hosted by Nathalie Frances Feehan, featuring a bundle of Edmonton talent. Probably not wrapped in a literal bundle, but you never know — things get a little weird over in Old Strathcona sometimes!

Blue Halloo plays the first Saturday of every month at Grindstone. Photo by supplied

Details: 7 p.m. at Grindstone Theatre (10019 81 Ave.), $12-$15 at


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