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7 Thought-Provoking Winter Events Across the Core

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The Lebret Residential Petroglyphs

JAN. 8–FEB. 18
The Lebret Residential Petroglyphs
Tanya Harnett’s photo exhibition is a harrowing reflection of children forced to endure abuse and cultural degradation at the Lebret Residential School. Attend the artist’s talk on Jan. 14 at 6pm. (SNAP Gallery, 10123 121 St.)

SUNDAYS STARTING JAN. 12
Michael Gfroerer
Join composer and pianist Michael Gfroerer as he leads his collective in a musical exploration inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (Sundays, 3-5pm, Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 St.)

operaJAN. 13
Opera 101: Carmen Panel Discussion
In preparation for Carmen—at the Jubilee on Jan. 30, Feb. 2 and 4—Edmonton Opera invites opera-lovers to this evening discussion about the historical and political influences of Georges Bizet’s masterpiece, along with drinks and good company. It’s free with an RSVP through Eventbrite. (7pm, CKUA, 9804 Jasper Ave.)

JAN. 21–FEB. 27
Above the Clouds
Consider the future of humankind through visual artist Aryen Hoekstra’s eyes. His mixed media work examines our planet’s looming ecological catastrophe by drawing from 1962’s Seattle World Fair and nuclear tests that same year. The artist is present on opening night, Jan. 21 at 7pm. (Creative Practices Institute, 10149 122 St.)

FEB. 3
Green Drinks: Winter in YEG
Loosen up and join the conversation with The Local Good at their (almost) monthly shin-dig, Green Drinks, where environmentally conscious Edmontonians fill the evening with engaging discussions and debates about Edmonton’s ecological future. (7–10pm, Yellowhead Brewery, 10229 105 St.)

gay-heritage-projectFEB. 10–27
The Gay Heritage Project
Three former Edmontonians embark on a hilarious theatrical exploration to answer one question: Is there such thing as Gay Heritage? Tickets to this wildly entertaining play on LBGT identity start at $25 and can be purchased online. (Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave.)

FEB. 21–MAR. 13
Drawing as Meditation with Carmella Hayowsky
Spend Sunday afternoons with artist Carmella Hayowsky, who’ll help you find your zen in a drawing circle and become more mindful. (Sundays, 2–4pm, Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 St.)


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