Three to See: Chi Pig mural in progress, In the Weeds and Pariah

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Mr. Chi Pig living large: In what’s for sure the coolest thing happening in the city right now — beautiful art in service of a beautiful artist — Lacey Jane and Layla Folkmann continue their work on the Mr. Chi Pig mural on the side of the Buck. It’s absolutely wonderful they started with an image of the SNFU singer young and leaping at a long-ago gig — that’s how we first got to know this energy bomb. But take a walk back and forth towards their large portrait of his face from his later life, it’s just such a testament to their skill how three-dimensional he seems, looking down at us from above. Many people are already calling this one their favourite mural in town, go have a look at it in progress because, lesson here, once it’s done it’s done.

Intern Hannah McMillan works on a mural dedicated to Ken “Mr. Chi Pig” Chinn, lead singer of SNFU.
Intern Hannah McMillan works on a mural dedicated to Ken “Mr. Chi Pig” Chinn, lead singer of SNFU. Photo by David Bloom /Postmedia

Details: Any time at The Buckingham (10439 82 Ave.), no charge

In the Weeds: The latest in the ongoing cascade of outdoor art shows at Lowlands over in Highlands follows the usual pattern of slightly angsty themes — pandemic and all, right? But In the Weeds, the new temporary sculpture garden, proves something about curator Steve Teeuwsen, and even the city itself, running along the lines of “can’t stop, won’t stop.” The talented artists this time are Alicia Proudfoot, Anapaula Villanuevad, Andrew Thorne, Autumn Sjølie, Christina Krentz and Rachael Warnock (CKXRW), Druvid, Jenny Shaw, Ryland Fortie, Stephanie Florence, Stephanie Patsula and Veronika McGinnis — head on down and save room in your life for some June’s bagels and Kind ice cream after.

In the Weeds is on at Lowlands Project Space through June 24.
In the Weeds is on at Lowlands Project Space through June 24. Photo by supplied

Details: noon – 8 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays through July 24 at Lowlands Project Space (11208 65 St.), $10 suggested

Pariah (2011): Teenage Alike (Adepero Oduye) lives in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene with her parents (Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse). A lesbian, Alike quietly embraces her identity and is looking for her first lover — but she wonders how much she can truly confide in her family, especially with her parents’ marriage already strained. Directed by Dee Rees, 86 mins.

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