Three to See Sat., Nov. 9: Freddy’s Revenge, Wares and Ira Hoffecker opening

Mark Patton in Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. supplied

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019): At the time of release, The Advocate dubbed 1985’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge the gayest horror film ever made. For the film’s closeted young star Mark Patton, such a tag was a stark reminder about the homophobia rampant in Hollywood at the time—and the painful experience he had making the high-profile film and living through the polarizing critical aftermath. This new documentary highlights Patton’s time in the horror spotlight, as he sets the record straight about the controversial sequel, which ended his acting career just as it was about to begin. “There were plenty of gay actors like me,” says Patton. “They starred in one movie and just disappeared. A whole generation just vanished.” Followed by a screening of Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge at 11:30 p.m. Running through Sunday, Rainbow Visions’ full lineup is at

Details: 9:15 p.m. at Metro Cinema (8712 109 St.), $12 at

Wares, L.N. Baba, Fate Sealer: A fundraiser for Y.E.S.S. Youth Emergency Shelter featuring songs in the round and together from the energetic Wares, L.N. Baba and Fate Sealer, aka songwriter dynamo Jessica Jalbert. If you’re looking for a whole Saturday of music, stick around for Devon and the Good Machine (of CJSR’s The British North America Act of 1867) DJing from 9 p.m. on till close, no cover.

Wares, L.N. Baba and Fate Sealer play 4 p.m. Saturday at Empress Ale House on Whyte.


Details: 4 p.m. at Empress Ale House (9912 82 Ave.), $5/$10 suggested donation

Ira Hoffecker art opening: Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which thematically fits this show running through Nov. 28, Hoffecker’s History as Personal Memory is a monumental and all encompassing body of work that demonstrates the depth of healing that art brings to artist and viewer. The immense scale of her work, the boldness of her dramatic gestures, and the use of black tar as an unyielding painting material brought an intensely physical awareness.

Ira Hoffecker’s Lest We Forget, 48″ x 36″, mixed media on canvas.


Details: opening 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at The Front Gallery (10402 124 St.), free admission