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!
When: May 7 to June 4
Where: SNAP Gallery (10572 115 St.)
SNAP Gallery presents two new exhibitions: decompose this body. by Taryn Walker, and On A Clear Day I Can See Forever by Nicholas Hertz. Walker explores the cycles of nature and how we heal ourselves, while Hertz invites viewers to question the relationship between documentation and representation.
When: May 10 to June 3
Where: FAB Gallery
In the last exhibition of the 2021-22 year for the FAB Gallery, Emily Hayes presents her exhibit, a tension and Heather Savard presents PATTERN 2451. a tension uses textiles and prints for Hayes to reference her personal histories and layers of transgenerational trauma to show the many facets and impact of trauma on individuals, families, and communities. PATTERN 2451, which is based on a tea set received from Savard’s grandmother and the experience of packing things up and moving away, explores the duty to safekeep but the guilt of discarding.
What: Tell Us What Happened
When: May 11 to 22
Where: The Gateway Theatre (8529 Gateway Boulevard)
Admission: $25, $35, or $45 for tickets
Tell Us What Happened is one of the Alberta Playwriting Competition’s Novitiate Prize winning plays in 2020, by Michelle Robb. This fast-paced drama tells the story of a group of friends, who run a secret disclosure group, exploring themes of: the internet, friendship, and how we may not completely know those we love.
When: May 13 to 21
Where: Timms Centre for the Arts
Admission: $12 for students, $25 for adults
In the University of Alberta’s department of drama’s last show of the season, Brontë tells the story of the lives of the Brontë sisters. They were a family of writers, with Emily Brontë being well known for the novel Wuthering Heights. This is a literary detective story that explores how these sisters wrote some of the best fiction of all time, despite a turbulent life.