Three to See: Threads That Connect, Grindstone love and WandaVision


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Threads That Connect: Postponed last May, this celebration is inspired by a legacy of intricate Ukrainian embroidery and weaving created by artisans from Ukraine and its associated diaspora.

The exhibit pays particular attention to fashion and performance costuming and the role they play in preserving folk art and helping maintain Ukrainian identity during global strife and the challenges of immigration and relocation. You can visit the textile exhibit in person starting Tuesday at Alberta Council for Ukrainian Arts, exploring the fibres that have created a global network linking descendants with their homeland — and the online version is at

Threads That Connect is running online and in person at ACUA. Photo by supplied

Details: Starts Sunday through March 20 at ACUA (9534 87 St.), no charge.

Grindstone Valentine’s Review: A number of musicians — and there is no way to say what that number is without counting — have taped a series of romantic songs for this special, love and laughter-themed, live-stream event from 81 Avenue’s favourite comedy box.

For your enjoyment, the musicians include Byron Martin, Danielle LaRose, Jocelyn Anselmo, Monica Gate and Terry Knickle, with special guests the Volare Tenors. They’d safely play for you in person like believers are allowed to witness, but I guess Grindstone isn’t a religious venue enough for the government’s taste? Arguable, but this is Alberta, after all.

Watch Lord Byron Martin performing some Grindstone love music this weekend! Photo by supplied

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at by donation.

WandaVision: The show that keeps on giving, Disney+’s WandaVision is already hinting at the multiverse, as I wrote this earlier week — that the latest episode was a masterpiece of satire, reminding us just how absolutely terrible ’90s sitcoms were, especially that frantic, wafer-thin guitar ubiquitously deployed in the theme songs.

But make no mistake, this latest, Halloween episode was outright scary … I’m really going to be surprised if Mephisto doesn’t show up soon, and Reed Richards as Monica Rambeau’s astrophysicist builder friend. If you haven’t tuned in yet, jump in before it’s over!

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