Three to See Thursday, March 5: architect talk, That's a Thing?! and For Sama

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Nothing, Something, Everything: Contemporary Edmonton Architecture: In a city where everyone has a feisty opinion about any new building, Cynthia Dovell, Jan Kroman, Graham Livesey, and Vedran Skopac discuss the new generation of architects shaping Edmonton. The panel is presented in conjunction with the launch of the book Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present (Canadian Architect and Princeton Architectural Press, 2019). Reception at 6 p.m., panel at 7 pm. Books will be available for purchase.

Let me guess: “Milner Library look like boat!”
Let me guess: “Milner Library look like boat!” Photo by Fish Griwkowsky /Postmedia

Details: 6 p.m. at Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.), free, please RSVP through

That’s a Thing: Broadway babies, Act 1: Fresh from their Canadian Podcast Award win (Outstanding Kids & Family Series, whoo hoo!), the daughter-mom duo of 18-year-old Elizabeth Spencer and 50-year-old Karen Unland have a new That’s a Thing all about musicals, from Sondheim to Six. Discussing their demographic at the top of the show, Spencer notes, “We’re educating the elderly and by we I mean I. If you’re newly listening because of the award and you have your infant next to you, stop now. Listen when you’re alone and curious because they’ve been dancing in a strange way lately and you’re wondering if it’s related to drugs.” From Hamilton “coffee shop” fan fiction to the musical evolution of Heathers, the two demonstrate why the so-last-month derogatory phrase wasn’t “OK, X-er.” Bonus: Hear the nicest thing Elizabeth has ever said about Unland! (If you’re Elizabeth’s robot daughter still doing the long-running show with your mom in 2052, see if you can top it!)

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Details: any time at, free on appropriate device

For Sama (2019): The story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while conflict rises around her. Arabic with subtitles, 96 mins.

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