Three to watch on Friday: Simons, Garfunkel and Calgary International Film Fest

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The strip that was almost not (2021): Those of you who haven’t heard Senator Paula Simons’ voice in the newspaper since she transferred to politics would do well to check out her gorgeous little retrospective on Fringe 2021. Her great interviews include the minds behind Chanzo, which I was lucky to review; the director of the pêhonân room, Josh Languedoc; and veteran actress and pure dating machine Divina Stewart, who talks about putting on a one-woman show during the strange reality pandemic. I love Simons’ enthusiastic defense of the arts here, leaping into La Cité Francophone and Fort Edmonton, pushing the city in front of national eyes, and it’s sweet that this document exists as a time capsule of hope during a fairly Alberta summer. tense.

Exceptionally Albertan: the strip that almost did not exist

The Edmonton Fringe, Canada’s largest theater festival, celebrated its 40th edition this year, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. With so many health and safety challenges to overcome, the producers and performers at Fringe worked to create a smaller, simpler festival, following strict masking and social distancing rules – the best to bring live theater back to Edmonton. However, despite the challenges the artists faced, it was also a year of creative risk and new beginnings for the festival. Senator Paula Simons, a longtime Fringe fan and participant, went backstage to meet some of the Fringe creators and share her stories about how they walked away in 2021. This video is part of an ongoing video series featuring activities, events, people, and much more.

published by Senator Paula Simons Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Simon and Garfunkel: A Musical Celebration: Speaking of, well, a Simon anyway, musicians Michael Sicoly and Mick Dalla-Vee, Randy Bachman’s bassist at times, recreate the legendary vibe of America’s most famous folk-rock duo. The concert features classics such as The Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson, The Boxer and Bridge Over Troubled Water, as well as songs from the artists’ solo careers.

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Details: 8 p.m. at Pure Casino Yellowhead (), $ 33 at ticketmaster.ca

Calgary International Film FestivalWhile it would normally be worth the drive to Calgary to see its incredible global film festival, you can purchase tickets to stream this year for many of its 175 films through eventlive.org. After unlocking a movie, you will have two days to finish and will be able to watch it again at no additional charge. Movies will be available online at 9am on the first day of their viewing window. The full lineup is in ciffcalgary.ca.

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Details: Until October 3 at ciffcalgary.ca, $ 13.50 / film, bundles available online

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