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Three to watch: MZD Season Launch and Edmonton Recital Society,

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MZD Carte Blanche: Mile Zero Dance celebrates its new space and its new season — its 37e — all at the same time on Saturday. Carte Blanche will include a pan-Canadian creative exchange, outdoor screenings, curious digital reflections, group dances, daring international works and a summer celebration of dance on screen. Launch artists include dancers Audrey Boccara and Deviani Andrea, DJ Effy in the Sky, DJ Giovanni, and drag queens Artasia and Jizz Elle. Come and enjoy the movement and the music!

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Details: 6 p.m. at MZD (9931 78 Ave.), $20 (includes $15 MZD subscription) at milezerodance.com

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There’s always something to do, pencil on paper, at dhARTworld. Photo by Esther Suzanne Scott

Have a nice day: This exhibition marks Esther Suzanne Scott’s first solo exhibition and features drawings from her 2013 sketchbooks and textile work made during the pandemic years. Pat’s overused phrases of sympathy and love are a starting point for the artist, who obsessively reworks them in glitter, creating eye candy that resonates and offers heartfelt therapy and comfort. Each sequin and pom pom is meticulously placed by hand, creating a striking mashup that explodes with dewy bop balls, pom poms, bows and fringe, all framing concepts of hope. This Saturday is his official artist talk at this new dhARTworld gallery, which will produce a new series of its monotypes in space throughout the opening. The show runs until October 29.

Details: 1:30 p.m. at dhARTworld (12030 Fort Rd.), free of charge

Oktoberfest: Edmonton Recital Society offers a diverse selection of classics from Bach to Bizet to Edmonton’s Malcolm Forsyth. The musicians are all horns from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, including Robin Doyon and Miranda Cairns on trumpet, Allene Hackleman on French horn, John McPherson on trombone and Tyler Cairns on bass trombone. The program kicks off with Eric Ewazen’s western fanfare, ending with his four-part Colchester Fantasy.