Edmonton Events: Three to See includes two SNAP openings, The Good Lovelies and Bottoms

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SNAP openings: Two fresh shows will be unveiled Saturday, Devin Cypher’s Watchings and Neah Kelly’s Endlessly Unending. “I started drawing the birds I saw in my backyard in Summer 2021,” says Cypher. Birdwatching “helped me remember to slow down, live in the moment, and appreciate my surroundings.” Endlessly Unending, meanwhile, is an exhibition that includes artist books, paper sculptures prints and a large-scale wall work, all derived from the same three abstract shapes — an exercise in the bounty of limitations. Kelly’s artist talk is at 6 p.m., before the reception proper. Do it!

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Details: reception 7 p.m. Sat. at SNAP Gallery (10572 115 St.), admission by donation https://snapartists.com/donate/

The Good Lovelies: So popular they had to add a matinee show as the night howler sold out, the Good Lovelies are back, supporting We Will Never Be the Same. Crafted by Juno Award-winning trio of Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore and Caroline Marie Brooks, this new album is a return to a more elemental, acoustic-based musical platform reaching back to the band’s early days. To the Aviary, they’ll be bringing their own real-life stories in song in all their dynamism and messy complexity to the fore. Jadea Kelly opens.

The Good Lovelies play two shows at Aviary Saturday. Photo by Jen Squires /supplied

Details: 3 p.m. at The Aviary (9314 111 St.), $25/adv. at the-aviary.net, $35/door

Bottoms (2023): In this queer update to all those horny ’80s teen sex comedies, two unpopular best friends start a high school fight club to meet girls and lose their virginity. They soon find themselves in over their heads when the most popular students start beating each other up in the name of self-defence. There’s a sweet interview with director Emma Seligman in Maclean’s you could also check out, where she admits, “There’s so much beauty and wonder to making and watching a dumb movie.” Thus, this looks awesome.

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