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Social Intercourse: January 10, 2022

Despite the cold temperatures outside, there are a variety of great activities to do both outside and from the warmth of your home!

In our weekly column Social Intercourse, we share our picks for notable things happening on campus and in Edmonton. Check out all these amazing local events!

What: Jack Damer & Lyndal Osborne: Obscure Objects of Desire

When: January 19 to February 11
Where: Fine Arts Building Gallery
Admission: Free

This exhibit on the University of Alberta’s North Campus displays the results of a double career survey of two notable print artists and educators, Jack Damer and Lyndal Osborne. Damer has explored beyond the realm of traditional printmaking by exploring mechanical parts, while Osborne has done the same through engagement with the land she lives on. Check out the exhibit while it’s available!

What: No one owns Antarctica – Why does that matter?

When: January 12, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free

In this speaker event, Anita Dey Nuttall, past chair and current member of the Canadian Committee for Antarctic Research and faculty of the department of Earth and atmospheric sciences at the U of A, discusses why it’s so important that no single country has sovereignty over its land. Nuttall will also be discussing why research about Antarctica benefits the entire world.

What: Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Fête

When: January 14 to 23
Where: Borden Park, Pipon Village, and The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse
Admission: Free

This festival combines Ukrainian, Métis, French-Canadian, Inuit, and Indigenous cultures into a winter wonderland. With displays like ice sculptures, a decorated Borden Park walk, and live music, this event is sure to warm your heart in the cold snow. Visit the Borden Park path on a weekday night from dusk to dark, or head to one of the other locations on the two weekends!

What: The Hunchback Variations

When: January 13 to 29
Where: Fringe Theatre Adventures
Admission: $31.50

In Northern Light Theatre’s newest production, this absurdist comedy pairs two deaf artists, Ludwig van Beethoven and Quasimodo, the fictional bell ringer of Notre Dame. They deconstruct the concept of artistic collaboration through an exploration of music and sound. This is a great 45-minute production for those who want something light in the evening!

Jin He

Jin is the 2021-22 Production Editor at The Gateway. She previously served as a Deputy Arts and Culture Editor at the Gateway. If not sleeping, she can often be found supporting local artisans and sporting some wicked earrings.

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