Three to See: A Métis Love Story; Luminaria extension and Days of Being Wild

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Mary’s Wedding: A Métis Love Story: Theatres remain sensibly government-shuttered, so if you’d like to watch this play by Stephen Massicotte, directed by Jenna Rodgers, streaming is the way.

Plot: Tomorrow, Mary is to be wed. Tonight she dreams of her beloved Charlie — and the tale across time and seas that brought them together. In this new look at a Canadian classic, witness a love like no other from the Alberta Prairies to the battlegrounds of the First World War. Tai Amy Grauman is Mary; Todd Houseman is Charlie; featuring original music by Kathleen Nisbet.

You have 48 hours to watch once you input your code, and the show is 90 mins.

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Details: Through Nov. 30 at citadeltheatre.com, $29.40 for a streaming pass.


Luminaria: Held over due to all the love it was getting, the University of Alberta Botanic Garden’s Carl Charest notes of the candle-lit pathway installation, “Our visitors have definitely shown us there is a strong need for a peaceful, outdoor, uncrowded activity in a beautiful setting. Now, in response to that demand, we’re happy we can extend Luminaria into January for more people to enjoy.”

With over 100,000 visits last year, not a single COVID case was reported — just the thing if you’d like some structure and beauty to your outdoor sanity activity before we’re allowed to cluster outside in small numbers starting Monday.

Luminaria has been extended through Jan. 31 at U of A’s botanic gardens in Spruce Grove. Photo by supplied

Details: 5 – 10 p.m., Thursdays-Sundays through Jan. 31 at University of Alberta Botanic Garden (51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove), children $10; $20 adults at luminara.ualberta.ca.


Days of Being Wild (1990): Ugh, I remember seeing this beauty in the theatre almost 30 years ago, but it is timeless. Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough sophomore feature represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style.

The director’s inaugural collaboration with both cinematographer Christopher Doyle, who lends the film its gorgeously gauzy, hallucinatory texture, and actor Tony Leung — who appears briefly in a tantalizing teaser for a never-realized sequel — Days of Being Wild is an exhilarating first expression of Wong’s trademark themes of time, longing, dislocation, and the restless search for human connection. Part of Metro’s Wong Kar Wai fest, Cantonese with subtitles, new 4k restoration, 94 mins.

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