Three to See Saturday: SNAP at 40, Us and The Light Psyclone at Foundry and Del Boy Druid

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SNAP at 40: Anniversary Showcase: Oh, they do grow up so fast! The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP), is unrolling a series of happenings in the coming weeks, starting with its Anniversary Showcase show. For viewers to ponder, SNAP hung a variety of prints from its archives of thousands of works, all indicative of the era that they were created in. The artist-run centre has also created the SNAP at 40 series of — count ’em — four portfolios of 10 artists each, and the separate Future Forwards portfolio highlights Black artists from Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto — all on sale at the gallery starting Aug. 12. Finally, a ticketed fundraiser happens next Friday, details at snapartists.com. But in the meantime do feel free to stop by and see the show.

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Kadijah Morley’s linocut in the Wake is in the Future Forwards portfolio, available at SNAP Aug. 12.
Kadijah Morley’s linocut in the Wake is in the Future Forwards portfolio, available at SNAP Aug. 12. Photo by Kadijah Morley /jpg

Details: Through Sept. 17 at SNAP Gallery (10572 115 St.), entry by donation

Us: Psychedelic funk metal band Us is releasing its EP Come Along With Us Saturday, performing the entire album live. Excitingly, The Light Psychlone — Ty Yakiwchuk from the unstoppable Record Collectors Paradise — will be doing live projection art on the side of the building during the show. “Overhead projectors use the style known as ‘squish plates,’ where you take clear convex clock faces and sandwich all the liquid between two plates, creating a pulsating effect,” explains Yakiwchuk. “By mixing oil, water and colour dyes you can create some very vibrant, psychedelic patterns to go along with the rhythm of the music.” Sounds awesome, and When April Met July and The Usual Suspects open.

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Details: 9 p.m. at Foundry on Whyte (10426 82 Ave.), $15

Del Boy Druid: Jasper-living Winnipeg-raised “hobo rock” singer-songwriter Del Boy Druid headlines Blakbar Saturday, moving on to a tour of B.C., with The Goodsons and The Sharp Sharp Knives opening up. This treeplanter, troublemaker, vagabond and Destroyer fan has an earnest vibe and dressed up as a substitute teacher at a gig once, so he’s obviously got a sense of humour in the mix as well.

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Details: 9 p.m. at Blakbar Tavern (10762 82 Ave.), $10

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