Three to See Edmonton Events: Vegas by Don Berner, SNAP shows, ESO's Morricone

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Don Berner Big Band: Continental Treat is trying something new with its A Night in Vegas. This includes wandering appetizers by Chef Jared, Vegas-vibed cocktails by mixologist Bernardo, an oyster bar experience by Rob from Effing Seafoods and a three-course set meal made by Chef Kevin, along with a three-stage wine pairing.

Don Berner Big Band will play in the background, followed by a DJ into the night. “The Don Berner Big Band is thrilled to be part of this,” says Berner, “and showcasing that the best elements of that city already exist here. We think everyone will have a really great time.” Formal dress, please!

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Details: 6:30 p.m. at Continental Treat Fine Bistro (9698 Jasper Ave.), $175 at ctfinebistro.com includes GST and tip.


SNAP: Two new openings at SNAP Saturday, both directly engaging the past. First, Alison James’ The In-Betweens is all about the creation, storage and recollection of the artist’s memories using five emotional, looping animations, alongside accompanying tactile sculptural elements.

James will have an artist’s talk at 6 p.m. Saturday. Rachel Livedalen’s And Index of Sorts, meanwhile, has a grid-like design on the gallery’s walls, grouping framed works of paper and printed fabric blending Greco-Roman art history mixed with modern culture.

Rachel Livdalen’s SNAP installation references Greco-Roman art and modern culture. Photo by Rachel Livedalen /supplied

Details: 7 p.m. — 9 p.m. reception, show runs through Feb. 17 at SNAP Gallery (10572 115 St.), no charge.


Ennio Morricone: A Fistful of Film Scores: Do-de-loo-de-loo wah-wahhh-wah. One of the most recognizable film score wizards gets two nights of tribute from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

As well as classic highlights like the onomatopoeically aforementioned The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and a pair of Fistful of Dollars themes, the Lucas Waldin-conducted show begins with the slow-boil theme from The Hateful Eight, and ends on the utterly haunting music of The Mission. You need this one, do it!

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