Three to See Thursday: Arts march, Danny Hooper and 1917

Jay Gilday will be singing at March for What Matters at the legislature Thursday. TekoA PredikA

March for What Matters: Much has been said about politics becoming the new entertainment — but when it comes down to it, there’s nothing as invigorating and empowering as getting out there and having your own voice heard. Joining the March for What Matters is a contingent of artists known as the Alberta Arts Matter Coalition, who will be joining the walk to the legislature and stating their case, and once there, most excellent musicians Dana Wiley and Jay Gilday will be performing a free concert to the budget day crowd — while Mallory Chipman will be speaking on behalf of the arts community. Come check out the show!

Details: 3:00 p.m. at CKUA (9804 Jasper Ave.), 4 p.m at the legislature

Danny Hooper: Alberta country music artist and torch-bearer Danny Hooper wraps up his Cabin Fever Tour this week with two shows, Thursday at the Arden and Saturday night at Edmonton Inn. The frequent Big Valley Jamboree emcee and performer keeps the spirit of traditional country alive every time he pulls out his guitar, and he does a pretty fine job telling stories about the songs he’s singing, with a very solid slice of stockyard Canadiana thrown in. If you’ve never seen the man play, welcome to Alberta!

Details: 7:30 p.m. at Arden Theatre (5 St. Anne St., St. Albert), $40 plus fees at

1917 (2019): Sam Mendes’ harrowing, heartwarming and strangely beautiful real-time walk and drive through several desperate kilometres of the First World War’s Hindenburg Line. I had my hand over my mouth more than once watching this life-and-death mission. Cohen brothers’ favourite Roger Deacons is the cinematographer — he’s shot 12 of their films. The story is so simple and so terrifying, where every encounter with anyone else, alive or dead, is worth a ballad of its own. Simply breathtaking, and a good reminder to watch where you stick your hand. 14A, 119 minutes.

Details: 6:30 p.m. at Princess Theatre (10337 82 Ave.), $11 at the wicket