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Arts Commons Presents offers another virtual offering this week as its Nat Geo Live series continues on Monday with Women and Migration featuring photographers Saiyna Bashir, Miora Rajaonary and Danielle Villasana. Online, artscommons.ca.
Arts Commons’ Black History Month celebration had to be rescheduled from February. Strawberries & Peaches, featuring an all-female cast of musicians, dancers and performers seeking to “refresh the perception of black women in media and celebrate the complex grace that is Black feminity,” instead goes on Sunday. Online, artscommons.ca.
The Festival of Animated Objects ends on Sunday. That means it’s your last chance to view online offerings such as the streaming puppet channel, which features “funny, kooky, weird and wonderful puppet shows from local and national artists.” See the full schedule at puppetfestival.ca.
The latest exhibition at the Herringer Kiss Gallery is by Montreal painter Dennis Ekstedt. Electric Light — A Retrospective features work by Ekstedt — depicting “dramatic and ethereal luminosity of electric light found in illuminated interiors, landscapes, and architectures” — from the last 19 years to celebrate the 19th anniversary of Herringer Kiss. Online and at Herringer Kiss Gallery, herringerkissgallery.com.
The Calgary International Film Festival is moving its annual gala and Oscar celebration online this year. The fun includes an Oscar prediction contest, a 50/50 raffle and Oscar-nominated short films streaming online until April 24. It all helps raise money for the fest itself. Online, ciffcalgary.ca.
The age-positive Third ACTion Film Festival features Light Years, a film about “the choice to remain engaged in community, to continue learning, giving back and growing as we grow older,” on Wednesday. Online, showpass.com.
The third episode of Vertigo Mystery Theatre’s Mystery Radio series releases online Thursday. Local playwright Michaela Jeffery’s Incendiary: An Asha Ray Serial features “enigmatic cult deprogrammer” Ray, who will be the lead character in an upcoming full-length stage play that will premiere in a coming season. Online, vertigotheatre.com.
Art at the Landing is expanding. What started as a three-artist pop-up gallery is now an expanded seven-room gallery featuring four artists — Terri Heinrichs, Brenda Banda-Johnson, Holly Burghardt and Gerardo Carsolio. At Glenmore Landing.
Wordfest offers a double dose of authors for its Imagine on Air series this week. First up is Glenn Dixon on Thursday discussing his new novel Bootleg Stardust with Wordfest CEO Shelley Youngblut. Then, comic historian Kliph Nesteroff talks about his new book We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy with Plains Cree comedian, actor and writer Dawn Dumont on Tuesday. Online, wordfest.com.
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