Three to See Friday: art about our oil bust and Spidey learns who to trust

Alana Bartol’s Orphan Well Adoption Agency runs through Jan. 26 at Latitude 53. supplied

Alana Bartol opening: With her tongue firmly in cheek, Calgary artist Alana Bartol re-imagines industrial remediation as a non-profit agency that finds caretakers for orphaned oil and gas wells in Alberta in her new show aptly called Orphan Well Adoption Agency.

On Saturday at 1 p.m., she’ll also be leading a water-witching workshop showing people how to dowse — which, while there’s no scientific evidence it actually works, she uses in her art practice. Register for that at Eventbrite, and by all means, come to the opening the night before.

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Alana Bartol is hosting a dowsing workshop 1 p.m. Saturday. supplied

Details: 7 p.m. at Latitude 53 (10242 106 St.), no charge

Boney M feat. Liz Mitchell: There are about as many versions of Boney M out there as there are months of the year, but Liz Mitchell was one of the band’s original singers, so even if German founder Frank Farian isn’t around, you’re going to get that early-days sound.

The band sold 80 million records on the backs of hits like Daddy Cool, Mary’s Boy Child — Oh My Lord, Rivers of Babylon and, oddly one of the songs that made me first embrace my Russian blood, Rasputin. The perfect way to have a bit of a Boney M Christmas — with hopefully a little Nightflight to Venus thrown in.

Details: show starts 9 p.m. at River Cree (300 E Lapotac Blvd.), $49.99 and up at rivercreeresort.com
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Rolling Stone calls this one “the greatest Spider-Man movie of them all,” which isn’t really that hard, come to think of it (as long as we’re not counting any Avengers movies). But this film, centring on the latest version of ol’ webhead, Miles Morales, faces head-on the Spider-phant in the room: the fact 56 years since he first appeared on the page, most people think that should be Peter Parker under the red mask. This is the perfect primer then, which — amazingly — features Peter Porker: The Spectacular Spider-Ham.
Details: various showtimes and prices around town, check edmontonmovieguide.com
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