A Drawing a Day Until Christmas: Edmonton artist Dana Holst has a terrific idea and personal challenge with this new series of drawings and paintings, running one a day like an advent calendar until Dec. 25. And if you want to buy one of them, that’s easy, too, and very reasonably priced for an artist who’s had solo shows all over the world, including the Art Gallery of Alberta. Holst’s work touches on nostalgia while exploring the place of the feminine in our world — she’s marvellous, her images haunting. “It’s my little December performance game,” she notes, the art starting at $125.
Details: any time at danaholst.com, free to look
Johnny Reid: No one loves Christmas like country musicians, and Johnny Reid is doing the second night of his Home for the Holidays run Tuesday night — plucking tunes from his not one but two Christmas albums. The 44-year-old Reid was born in Scotland, raised in Canada, and is known for songs including Given Up on Me, The Light in You and Heart of a Woman.
Sounds of the City: Running daily through Friday, various choral and handbell performances by elementary and junior high classes from across the city will brighten up city’s hall’s already sunny pyramids. On Wednesday, there will also be a special performance of The Nutcracker by Canada’s Ukrainian Shumka Dancers between 12:30 and 12:50 p.m., so if you’re in the core, have a peek!
Details: 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at City Hall (1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.), no charge