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Social Intercourse: April 10

As the weather warms up, check out these exciting events happening in Edmonton, all of which are free for students!

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

What: Creating Beauty: A Watercolour Exhibition
When: April 6 to June 2
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta
Admission: Free for students with valid I.D.

Curated by Amy Loewan, this exhibition features 11 alumni of the University of Alberta’s faculty of extension visual arts program. The exhibition is a result of the 11 artists meeting monthly to continue water-colouring, after completing an introductory course to watercolour technique in 2017. The artists express beauty not as something pretty, but as a deep respect to relationships with each other and the natural world.

What: Gateway to Cinema: The Iron Claw
When: April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Metro Cinema
Admission: Free for students with valid I.D.

Gateway to Cinema is a partnership between The Gateway and Metro Cinema that provides free movies to students! This month’s movie is The Iron Claw (2023), starring Harris Dickinson, Zac Efron, and Jeremy Allen White. Based on the true story of the Von Erich brothers who made history in professional wrestling in the 1980s, the sports drama captures both tragedy and triumph.

What: Opening Reception for Catching Days: U of A Senior Printmaking Exhibition
When: April 13, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: SNAP Gallery and Printshop
Admission: Free

Catching Days, a new exhibit at SNAP beginning April 13 and ending on April 27, features new works from 11 students in the 2024 U of A senior level printmaking class. Visit the opening reception and support student artists!

What: The Swearing Jar Student Preview
When: April 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Walterdale Theatre
Admission: Free for students with valid I.D.

The Swearing Jar by Kate Hewlett, is a heartwarming, humorous story that follows Carey and Simon, who try to rid of their swearing habit before their baby’s birth. However, the married couple encounters other obstacles, such as Simon’s secret and Carey’s new friend Owen. The play won Best in Fringe at its debut at the Toronto Fringe Festival, Outstanding New Play at the New York Fringe Festival, and a movie adaptation was released in 2022 starring Patrick J. Adams and Adelaide Clemens.

What: Ukrainian Film Festival In Edmonton
When: April 12 – 14
Where: Metro Cinema
Admission: Free, reserve spot in advance

Over the course of three days, the Ukrainian Film Festival in Edmonton will present contemporary Ukrainian films at Metro Cinema. The festival will feature award-winning films such as 20 Days in Mariupol (2023) and Do You Love Me? (2023). All films will be subtitled in English. As well, the audience will have the opportunity to ask Ukrainian filmmakers questions following In the Rearview (2023) on April 13, and We Will Not Fade Away (2023) on April 14.

Lily Polenchuk

Lily Polenchuk is the 2024-25 Editor-in-Chief of The Gateway. She previously served as the 2023-24 Managing Editor, 2023-24 and 2022-23 News Editor, and 2022-23 Staff Reporter. She is in her second year, studying English and political science.

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