Edmonton Events: Ukrainian women’s art, a tribute to Joni Mitchell

Edmonton Events: Ukrainian women’s art, a tribute to Joni Mitchell

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ACUA show: Here’s a good one. The latest of Alberta Council for Ukrainian Artists Signature Artist Series is a show featuring three women.

Olha Frolova from Kiev presents her loves and worries in her drawings, especially since Vladimir Putin’s degenerate invasion of Ukraine. Ternopil’s Liubov Kostetska portrays various Ukrainian historical events, and paints clothing in a national style. And University of Manitoba graduate Olya Lisova paints bright portraits, still life settings and landscapes. The opening starts at 6 p.m. Please come see these artists and their beautiful community in action.

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Olha Frolova’s work is up at the Alberta Council for Ukrainian Artists Gallery through Feb. 21. Photo by Olha Frolova /supplied

Details: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, show runs through Feb. 21 at Alberta Council for Ukrainian Artists Gallery and Artisan Boutique (10554 110 St.), no charge.


A Tribute to Joni Mitchell: From A Case of You to Both Sides Now, Juno and Gemini-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Slean brings her sonic love letter to mighty Mitchell to Winspear Centre, making music alongside the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Grammy-wininng Vince Mendoza did the orchestral arrangements which will elevate Slean’s buttery voice on deep cuts including Sex Kills, Woodstock and You Dream Flat Tires in what’s sure to be a soothing and memorable night in one of Edmonton’s top venues. Karl Hirzer conducts and choral ensemble Belle Canto summons even more magic.

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Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Winspear (4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.), starting at $60.50 at winspearcentre.com.


Solaris (1972): This isn’t until Sunday, but Andrei Tarkovsky’s slow-burn classic is worth planning for in advance. Based on Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 novel, psychologist Kris Kelvin (Donatas Banionis) is sent to a space station orbiting planet Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the disturbing visions of cosmonauts there. Turns out the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions — whoopsie! 166 mins.

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Details: noon Sunday at Metro Cinema (8712 109 St.), $14.

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