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Movie night at the Lyric Theater

Friday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m
Lyric Theatre, Assiniboine Park
Free admission

Marvel Studios Kumail Nanjiani (from left), Lia McHugh, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie and Don Lee in a scene from Eternals.

The weekly summer movie night at Assiniboine Park returns to the Lyric Theater this Friday, with a line-up chock-full of big-screen, mostly family-friendly films.

The free double bill begins at 6:30 p.m. with a screening of singing 2, the 2021 animated musical comedy starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and more. This time, the gang must convince Clay Calloway, an aging rock star lion (voiced by Bono), to leave his reclusive life and come out of retirement. Clay and the gang must face their fears in a production that could make or break their careers.

At 8:45 p.m., moviegoers will be thrust into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a screening of eternal, the 2021 movie starring Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie and more, directed by Chloé Zhao. The film features an ensemble cast of the titular Eternals, immortals who return after centuries in hiding, determined to protect Earth from the Deviants.

Other films shown this month include, among others Encanto and jungle cruise (12. August), Moiana and Spiderman: No way home (August 19) and Raya and the last dragon With Cruella (26th of August). Admission is free.

Ben Sigurdson

Arena spotlights shine on the Lumineers

Wednesday, August 10, 7 p.m
Canada Life Center
Tickets: $60.50 to $288.72 at ticketmaster.approx

The Lumineers play Canada Life Place on August 10th. (Nick Iwanyshyn / Canadian Press files)

After two years of concert cancellations due to the pandemic, the Lumineers are looking forward to the end Bright side.

The Denver-based indie folk group, formed by singer Wesley Schultz and percussionist Jeremiah Fraites, are playing at Canada Life Place next Wednesday, a long-awaited catch-up date for a concert originally scheduled for September 2020.

The concert is part of the Lumineers Brightside World Tour, which kicked off in February and toured eight European countries and the United States before arriving in Winnipeg.

Brightside is also the name of the Lumineers’ latest album, which was released in January, and they say it was inspired by David Bowie and Tom Petty, two of rock’s most popular names. The album’s title track pairs fuzz-out electric guitar pairs well with Schultz’s sharp vocals, and the song moves closer to the rock genre than the Lumineers’ heavily streamed earlier songs. hey hey and Ophelia.

Two other Colorado acts open the show: singer-songwriter Daniel Rodriguez and South African-born Gregory Alan Isakov, whose album Evening Machine received a 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album.

– Alan Klein

First Fridays in The Exchange

Friday 5 August
Different places
Event listing at firstfridayswinnipeg.org

Small Secrets by artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs is one of the works in ᐊᓚᒃᑳᔪᑦ Alakkaajut (Many Things Appear) opening this week at the Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery during the Frist Fridays in The Exchange event. (Facebook)

Galleries and boutiques in the Exchange District will be bustling tomorrow for the August edition of First Fridays. The monthly events highlight local artists, exhibitions and artisans.

New exhibition openings include Floral overload at Martha Street Studio, with prints, ceramics and botanically scented wallpaper by artist Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell; Alakkaajut (Many things appear) at the Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery, with works by circumpolar artists Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Sissel M. Bergh, and Maureen Gruben; and All criminals at Artbeat Studio with works and music by program graduates Sover and Kuya.

Participate in interactive events at ArtsJunction, Seduta and Plant Lab Botanical Design. Enjoy live music at the Royal Albert Arms, Little Brown Jug Brewing and Yewtopia.

For those interested in attending from the comfort of your own home, this week’s online art lecture features a conversation between printmaker Kelly Campbell and ArtSpace executive director Eric Plamondon. Campbell’s forthcoming installation focuses on the South Indian Lake fishery near Thompson and the impact of hydroelectric power generation in the region.

—Eva Wasney

alan small

alan small
reporter

Alan Small has been a journalist with the Free Press for more than 22 years in various capacities, most recently as an arts and life reporter.

Ben Sigurdson

Ben Sigurdson
Literary editor, beverage author

Ben Sigurdson is editor of the Free Press books department and also writes about wine, beer and spirits.

Eve Wasney

Jens Zoratti

Jens Zoratti
columnist

Jen Zoratti is a columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press and co-host of the newspaper’s local culture podcast, Bury the Lede.

Jill Wilson

Jill Wilson
Managing Editor

Jill Wilson writes about culture and cuisine for the Art & Life column.

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