3 Garden Peonies by Robert LeMay, 40-inch by 60-inch oil on canvas.
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New Work at The Front Gallery: From the heart of the 124 Street Gallery District, a selection of The Front Gallery’s heavy hitters. This show includes work by Paddy Lamb, Kari Duke, Tom Gale, Steve Coffey, Robert Lemay, Michelle Neumann, Krista Hamilton, Jeff Sylvester and Allan Thomas. As always, it doesn’t hurt to go see what’s happening at all the other galleries in the area, too, and maybe go through Listen Records’ (10443 124 St.) used vinyl bin while you’re at it.
A sample of Jeff Sylvester’s work, Crossed Wires, acrylic and resin on birch panel.
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Details: 10 a.m.–5 p.m at The Front Gallery (10402 124 St.), free admission Roma: This one’s nearly universally acclaimed — directed, written, produced and shot by Alfonso Cuarón. With films such as Y Tu Mamá También, Children of Men and Gravity, Cuarón has demonstrated an uncanny ability to reflect on the human condition while offering boldly entertaining cinematic experiences. Shot on 65 mm in black and white, the semi-autobiographical Roma chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s and is Cuarón’s most personal film to date, an immersive, technically masterful, compassionate work that speaks directly to contemporary Mexican society.Details: 9:15 p.m. at Metro Cinema (8712 109 St.), $13 at metrocinema.org The Small Glories: This folk powerhouse is Cara Luft and JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed study in contrasts, Luft’s folky yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang. Thrown together purely by accident for a show at Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre, the Small Glories are two veteran singer-songwriters who create harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess.Details: doors 7 p.m. at Parkview Community Hall (9135 146 St.), $27 at firstname.lastname@example.org@fisheyefoto