February 29, 2012

Robert Chernomas & Ian Hudson: The Gatekeeper

March 6, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Gatekeeper: 60 Years of Economics According to the New York Times

Through a thorough examination of the Times’ star commentators and its coverage of the issues of macroeconomics, regulation, foreign policy and the 2008-2009 economic crisis, The Gatekeeper refocuses the debate about the left-wing or liberal/right-wing or conservative bias of the most venerable institution in U.S. journalism. 

Robert Chernomas is a Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba. He has published in both the academic and popular literature with respect to macroeconomics, the history of economic thought, health care economics, and in the area of the socio-economic determinants of health. 

Ian Hudson is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba. His research focus has been on the role of politics in the process of economic development in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Ian is the co-author (with Robert Chernomas) of Social Murder and Other Shortcomings of Conservative Economics.

Jessica Valenti: The Purity Myth

March 6, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue,
Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, 3rd floor of Centennial Hall
Panel Discussion & Reception with light snacks to follow

This screening is a partnership with Hollaback Winnipeg, The U of W Womyn's Centre, 
and The UWSA.

In this video adaptation of her bestselling book, pioneering feminist blogger Jessica Valenti trains her sights on "the virginity movement", an unholy alliance of evangelical Christians, right-wing politicians, and conservative policy intellectuals who have been exploiting irrational fears about women's sexuality to roll back women's rights. 

From dad-and-daughter "purity balls," taxpayer-funded abstinence-only curricula, and political attacks on Planned Parenthood, to recent attempts by legislators to de-fund women's reproductive health care and narrow the legal definition of rape, Valenti 
identifies a single, unifying assumption: 
the myth that the worth of a woman depends on what she does, or does not do, sexually. 

Valenti argues that the health and well-being of women are too important to be left to ideologues bent on vilifying feminism and undermining women's autonomy.

Jessica Valenti, called the "poster girl for third-wave feminism" by Salon and one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world by The Guardian, is the author of three books: 
Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters, He's a Stud, She's a Slut... and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know, and The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women

She is the editor of the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, which was named one of the Top 100 Books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly. Jessica is also the founder of  Jessica won the 2011 Hillman Journalism Prize for her work with Feministing.

She has appeared on The Colbert Report and the Today show, and was recently profiled in The New York Times Magazine under the headline "Fourth Wave Feminism."

She received her Masters degree in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, where she is a part-time lecturer.

February 28, 2012

WFG: Mary Harron & Norma Bailey / Ellen Kuras

March 3, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Award winning Director Mary Harron of I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho and 
The Notorious Bettie Page, will do a sit down interview. 
Celebrated director, Norma Bailey will lead an in-depth conversation with Mary 
discussing her films, her career and her roots in punk music. 

$25.00 mem and non-mem, $15.00 students
For more info and to purchase tickets The Winnipeg Film Group
Or call  - 925-3456 ext 110

MASTER LECTURE - Ellen Kuras ASC - On Cinematography

March 10, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Rachel Browne Theatre – CROCUS building – 2nd Floor- 211 Bannatyne Ave

Ellen Kuras is an award winning cinematographer and an Academy Award nominated Director. Her director of photography credits include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Blow, Summer of Sam, and Away We Go. She has worked with Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Michel Gondry, Mary Harron and numerous other noteworthy directors. 

Her documentary The Betrayal - Nerakhoon, was nominated for an Academy Award.

One of 5 women in the American Society of Cinematographers, Kuras will share what it is to be a cinematographer, how she gets into the head and the mind's eye of the director, while using her craft to enhance the story.

$25 mem and non-mem, $15 students

For more information on workshops, please contact 

MWG In Dialogue: Erín Moure & Sally Ito

Winnipeg Free Press Cafe, 237 McDermot Avenue
March 5, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
$10 at the door 

The Manitoba Writers’ Guild continues its fourth season of readings by writers from 
across Canada. The series features 20 minute readings by two authors, followed by 
a conversation illuminating the lives and work of the featured writers. 

Erín Moure is a Montreal poet who also translates poetry into English, from several romance languages.  Her essays on reading and writing, My Beloved Wager, is an investigation into subjectivity, immigration and the western borderlands of Ukraine.

Sally Ito is a writer, editor, and translator living in Winnipeg with her husband and two children. Currently, she is an instructor of Creative Writing and a blog contributor to a children’s multicultural literature blog, PaperTigers. To express a deep abiding love for things ‘visible and invisible’ is what she aspires to in writing her poetry.

Making awareness into language is the act that binds the elements of Sally Ito’s newest collection of poetry, Alert to Glory. 

Musical Storytime / Keith Wood

March 5, 10:00 am in the Atrium 

Second instalment of a three week program of stories, songs and movement 
for toddlers, eighteen months and older, accompanied by an adult. 
The next sessions will be Mondays, 10:00 - 10:30 am
March 12; April 16, 23, 30. 
Registration required at the Kids' service desk on the mezzanine. 
The cost is $15.00

March 5, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Small Works Gallery: Refracted

Keith Wood is an accomplished abstract painter who works primarily in encaustic (pigmented molten wax) and exhibits regularly at Ossington 129 in Toronto. 
This show explores the emanation of light from the featured work and the reaction 
of light to the paintings’ surface.

Prairie Fire Wordfest / Anne Szumigalski

March 5 until March 10 - nine events in eight venues!!

All lectures and readings are free and open to the public.

This year's focus is on writers, many from Saskatoon, 
who were influenced by Anne Szumigalski.

A full schedule of Prairie Fire Wordfest 2012 is on the Prairie Fire website.

A reading by Mark Abley at Red River College. 
A reading by Elizabeth Philips at the West Central Women's Resource Centre. 
A reading by Mari-Lou Rowley at Canadian Mennonite University. 
A lecture by Anne Simpson: "Poetry and Community" at the University of Winnipeg. 
A reading by Anne Simpson at the University of Winnipeg.
A lecture by Glen Sorestad: "Pristine and Startled: Ways of Seeing" at St. John's College.

For more information: Andris Taskans or Janine Tschuncky, 943-9066.
Visiting writers appear with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

February 27, 2012


Rocker Center (above Mondragon)
March 4, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Admission is by donation

Bring your gently used clothing down and swap them for awesome new stuff that you'll actually wear!

- Come with any and all clothes/shoes/bags/accessories/hats etc.
- Ensure clothes that you bring are gently used and in good, wearable condition.  
- Each person lays out their clothes, and everyone goes from pile to pile, taking what they want. This is not a one-to-one swap - everything laid out is considered up for grabs. 
- The general feel is a friendly first-come first-serve. Should two people want the exact same item of clothing, disputes can be settled by a friendly match of rock paper scissors. 
- At the end of the day anything left behind will be donated. 

Please, invite your friends and family!
SWAP, not shop!

February 26, 2012

Hello 123: A Cultural City Hall Main Event

Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 2 Forks Market Road
March 3, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Hosted by comedian Al Rae, from the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. 

Fred Penner 
The Royal Canadian Navy Band of HMCS Chippawa
Special appearances by Grace Hrabi, Joanna Majoko, Everett Fristensky, 
Sasha Woychyshyn and Kelly Hughes.

Tickets are $25 ($20 for students) and are available at Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street. 

The guys and gals from Chippawa make up one of the finest Canadian Forces big bands 
in the country.  So if you're looking for an evening of Broadway and jazz tunes played 
the way they were meant to be played, come on down.

As Aqua Books heads into the new non-profit phase, we're doing a number of fundraisers to help us continue to be Winnipeg's Cultural City Hall.  This is going to be our best yet. 

Aqua Books wishes to thank all the performers, HMCS Chippawa, Instant Noodles Design and Manitoba Theatre for Young People.

The XX Factor: Women On The Wheels Of Steel

The Lo Pub, 330 Kennedy
Fundraiser for West Central Women's Resource Center’s drop-in program
March 3, 9:00 pm 
Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the Lo Pub, WCWRC and Organic Planet

Enjoy a night of great music and dance the night away with Mama Cutsworth and her most recent DJ school graduates! 

The drop-in is an integral part of WCWRC programming. In 2010, there were close to 18,000 visits. Lunch is served three times a week to an average of 50 women per day. There is always hot coffee and snacks available and there are shower and laundry facilities on site. Women also have access to a phone, computer and a photocopier. 

All of these services are provided to community women free of charge.

Since WCWRC’s move to its new home at 640 Ellice St. the drop-in has seen a large increase in traffic. It is the heart of the centre and women repeatedly say that they find the space welcoming, warm and friendly.

In ten years, WCWRC has helped to empower women to succeed through programs such as job skills training, housing support, parenting skills and self-esteem building. 

Seedy Saturday

March 3, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 
Canadian Mennonite University, south campus, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Open to the public

Bring your seeds, roots, plants and stories to share. 

Find inspiration for your garden, learn about local biodiversity and global conservation issues, and take part in the community seed exchange. 

Lots of seeds for sale too!  

You can drop in any time during the event to check out vendors, displays, presentations and conversations.  

Volunteers from Friends of Gardens Manitoba, the Winnipeg Community Garden Network and Seeds of Diversity Canada join forces to present our popular local version of this national phenomenon.    

The new location is accessible by public transport and is located near Assiniboine Forest.

Learn about the Master Gardener Program 

February 25, 2012

March Music at Grant Park

Lois Gillespie
Friday March 2, 8:00 pm

Saturday March 3, 8:00 pm

Mark Freed and Radovan Radulovicz
Friday March 9, 8:00 pm

Saturday March 10, 8:00 pm
Indo-Canadian Fusion

Helen White Duo
Friday March 16, 8:00 pm

The Hammers
Saturday March 17, 8:00 pm

Lindsey White Trio
Friday March 23, 8:00 pm

Burton Trio
Saturday March 24, 8:00 pm

Jennilee Martineau
Friday March 30, 8:00 pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, 1120 Grant Ave.
Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

March Classes: Sewing and Embroidery Warehouse

Sewing and Embroidery Warehouse, 15 Keith Road
Phone: 632-7200 or Toll Free: 1-800-6658958
Please call to register for classes.

Here is the next set of classes:

Learn To Digitize
March 3, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
For beginners and novices who would like to explore digitizing.
Session is FREE. Limited space!

The Kangaroo Tote 
March 10, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
The shopping bag fits into a 6” pouch that tucks away easily.
Fabric can be pre-cut or 
purchase a kit in three different colors the day of the class for $35.00
Fee  $75.00, includes pattern.
Bring a bag lunch.

Patio Placemats
March 15, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
These placemats are 15” in diameter with scallops, for any small circular table.
Fee                      $35.00
Kit (1 placemat)  $10.00

Potato Bag
March 24, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
This class is for beginners and basic sewing skills are taught.
Anyone can join us for an afternoon of fun.
Pre- cut fabric and batting included in class. 
Fee                      $35.00 

February 24, 2012

Ecco: 4th Annual Sing'n'Dance

March 2
Ecco’s 4th Annual Sing’n’Dance – Big Band Style
Ecco, WestSide Band, UMSwing

Centre culturel franco-manitobain / Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre
340 Provencher Boulevard, Saint Boniface
Doors open at 7:00 pm, Show starts at 7:30 pm

Ticket through Ecco or call 204-888-4022

Once again, get ready to dance the night away with ECCO & friends!
Do you jive, salsa, or swing? 
If so, get out your dancing shoes! 
If not, here’s your chance to learn.  

Featuring WestSide Band under the direction of Blaine Workman, and with the assistance of the UMSwing dancers, Ecco has another jam packed evening of singing, dancing, and toe tapping music.   

Complete with a silent auction, and delicious light snacks sponsored by Campbell Gunn Inness, Gunn's Bakery and Marcelo's Meats.   

This evening is a wonderful mix of old style big band meets a little dash of Glee.  

February 23, 2012

Sage Garden Gardening Classes

Sage Garden Herbs, 3410 St. Mary's Road 

The Spring 2012 Workshops are here!

SGH Members - save 15% on Early-Bird workshop registrations, through March 1. 
Enter promotional code "2012" at checkout, then hit the recalculate button to have the discount. Valid for current SGH Members.

Pre-registration is required for all paid workshops, with payment due at time of registration. Workshops are fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to date, after which store credits are offered. In the event that a workshop cannot run, registration is fully refundable.

The Sage Garden Greenhouses open for the Season on 
Monday, April 2, 2012

Romi Mayes and Jay Nowicki

Romi Mayes and Jay Nowicki will perform at the beautiful 
St. Boniface Museum, 494 Taché Avenue.
March 1, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Cost: $20 
Tickets available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue

Join us for a special concert in support of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild. 

Questions can be directed to the Manitoba Writers’ Guild or at 944-8013.

February 22, 2012

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

March 2, 9:00 pm to 12:00 am
Tickets on sale at the club and Into the Music NOW.

2012 Blues Foundation Award Nominees Entertainer of the Year, Band of the Year...
From Chicago, Illinois... the one and only Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials. 

Lots of people tell me they want more early shows (7-9pm). How many of you would be willing to sign up for a subscription to a four show series? Regular admission to the shows would be $15-$20, but each four-show subscription package would be $50.00. Shows would be a mix of traveling and local acts, and the shows would be spaced over a period of 8-12 weeks (one every other week or so). 
You can put your name on the list at the club, or leave me a message at 957-0982. - John Scoles

MAWA's Over the TOP! & Claudine Majzels

Artists are asked to donate one or two pieces of art at MAWA
between Tuesday February 28 and Wednesday March 7
between 10 am and 4 pm, with extended hours until 8 pm on March 7

We gratefully accept work in all media, including drawing, painting, 
photography, collage, craft, sculpture and more! 

For each work donated, artists will receive a ticket to the event and 
a tax receipt equal to the amount paid for the artwork(s). 

Silent auction bidding on artwork starts at $50.
For more information call 949.9490 or check out MAWA
Please e-mail your confirmation to Lisa

First Friday Lecture with Claudine Majzels
March 2, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Feminist Art: becoming a historical subject

What would a history of feminist art look like? 
When did it start? 
Is it over?

Claudine Majzels (Ph.D.) teaches Art History at the University of Winnipeg where she has created new courses on feminist art, Aboriginal arts and craft, and a seminar on “The Body in the Visual Arts”. Her publications include studies of 17th century Dutch Mennonite women artists and Winnipeg artist Caroline Dukes.

!Women Art Revolution

Free Screening and Feminist Artist Panel
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at University of Winnipeg
March 2, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
This event is FREE and open to all

Join IWGS, Gallery 1C03 and MAWA in honouring International Women’s Day 2012 with Winnipeg’s FIRST screening of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s !Women Art Revolution
Join local feminist artists Roewan Crowe, Shawna Dempsey and Sherry Farrell-Racette 
in a dialogue about women in art.

For more info, please contact Kim Hunter at 786-9921 or Jennifer Gibson at 786-9253. 

!Women Art Revolution elaborates the relationship of the Feminist Art Movement to the 1960s anti-war and civil rights movements and explains how historical events, such as the all-male protest exhibition against the invasion of Cambodia, sparked the first of many feminist actions against major cultural institutions. 

Carrie Brownstein composed an original score to accompany the film. Laurie Anderson, Janis Joplin, Sleater-Kinney, The Gossip, Erase Errata and Tribe 8 are some of the gifted musicians who contributed to our soundtrack.

Please Help the Winnipeg Film Group

I'm thrilled to see all of the support we've received in our February donation drive, moving towards our target of $10,000 by February 29 to help support the Winnipeg Film Group and our Cinematheque!

I'd like to personally thank all of the people and companies that have contributed to date, bringing us so much closer to our goal. 

With February 29 a week away, I am asking you to consider a donation to our campaign, if you have not already donated. 

We're asking 300 more friends to consider donating $25, or more if you are able.

To learn more about our organization, I invite you to watch a 7 minute video at  

The Winnipeg Film Group is a charitable organization.  
Donations over $10 will receive a tax receipt.

Since 1974, the WFG has been promoting the art of cinema locally with a variety of programs and services. We’ve supported the development of countless filmmakers through all stages of their careers, and we’ve developed our Cinematheque into a
much-loved programming series to bring the very best in independent Canadian and world cinema to local audiences.

But it does take a community to sustain this organization, from volunteers, to audiences and filmmakers accessing our programs and services, to the funding bodies that support our work, right through to the important financial support of our donors. 

Thank you for your support!
Executive Director

February 21, 2012

Musical Storytime / Alison R. Marshall / Book Club

Musical Storytime
February 27, 10:00 am in the Atrium
McNally Robinson, 1120 Grant Ave.

Alison R. Marshall
February 28, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Way of the Bachelor: Early Chinese Settlement in Manitoba.

The lives of early Japanese and Chinese settlers in British Columbia have come to define the Asian experience in Canada. Yet many Chinese men did not seek their destiny in British Columbia, but followed the railway east, settling in small Prairie towns and cities. 

The Way of the Bachelor documents the religious beliefs and cultural practices that sustained Chinese bachelors in Manitoba.  In the absence of women and family, these men opened the region’s first laundries and developed a new kind of restaurant, the Chinese cafe. They maintained their ties to the Old World and negotiated a place for themselves in the new through a process called Dao, the way of the bachelor. 

Alison R. Marshall is an associate professor in the Department of Religion at Brandon University and the receipient of the 2011 Manitoba Day Award from the Association for Manitoba Archives.

SHAW TV Book Club
February 28, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove 

The title under discussion this evening is Austin Wright’s Tony and Susan, a recently rediscovered 1994 novel in which a wife finds herself confronting a devastating parallel darkness from her past while reading a manuscript received from her vengeful ex-husband. 

Get in touch with Joanne or with John or by calling 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

February 20, 2012

Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue: Play & Adoption

Doggie Play Date
Maple Grove Dog Park, 190 Frobisher Rd.
February 26, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

In honor of Black Dog Month ... all dogs and owners welcome! 
We will meet in the main greeting area of the park. 
Hope you can join us :) 

Just a reminder: pups should have 2 shots to attend the off leash park.

Adoption Fair "Puppypalooza"

The Pawsh Dog, 133 Marion Street
Sunday, March 4, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Hooks and Eyes

Exhibit Announcement
Hooks and Eyes: Craft tool and how they work
The exhibit will run through mid-May 2012

Hooks and Eyes explores the weird and wonderful world of craft tools, their history, 
and the fantastic results that a craftsperson can achieve through their use.  
Weaving, bobbin lace, embroidery, beading, spinning, and more are showcased.  

Did you know that the craft of crochet might only be about 200 years old?          
No trace crochet has been found in written sources or archaeological sites 
prior to about 1800!
Did you know that the intricate work of bobbin lace is done using only two 
basic motions or “stitches”?  
Did you know that the simple sewing needle was once so prized that women 
had customized needle cases made to protect them?

All Children Matter: Protecting Sacred Lives Forum

March 8, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
3RD Annual Public Forum on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Manitoba

Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue
Indigenous Pipe Ceremony: 8:00AM
Forum Start: 8:30AM

Regular: $50.00
Student: $25.00
Elders / Lived Experience: Free
Full Forum Subsidies: Limited 

Contact: Shauna Kehler, 204.292.9081

Organized by the Winnipeg Sexually Exploited Youth Community Coalition (SEYCC) 
Part of “Stop Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Week”: March 5-11, 2012


The Gentle Barn: Sponsoring & The Buddha Necklace 

Sponsor a Gentle Barn Animal!

Because many of our animals have been severely abused before coming here, and because we have to make up for that abuse by giving them the best lives possible, their care is very expensive. One of the ways we can afford to care for them is by you sponsoring them.  

We have 135 animals and they all need sponsors. Their sponsorship amounts vary from a $5 donation per month for a chicken to a $50 donation per month for a horse. We would be so grateful if you would become a Gentle Barn animal sponsor. You will get a picture and bio of your animal and a regular emailed update of how they are doing.

It is a great feeling knowing that your funds are going to care for an animal in need, that you can have a special relationship for the life of that animal and that you are a part of The Gentle Barn Family.  It also makes a great gift or a special way to honor a loved one. 

Just go to our Virtual Barnyard and pick an animal that you love and that you can afford and get started! We cannot do this wonderful work without you, thank you!

The Buddha Necklace 

The Buddha charm necklace is now for sale in our online store on our website. 

At only $50, this one of a kind necklace designed by expert jeweler Jes MaHarry will be a lifetime show piece and supports the animals, with 100 percent of the sale going to The Gentle Barn.

Buddha is our first cow. Now 12 years old, she has taught love and empathy to well over 100, 000 children. She is a true healer.

The necklace is donated by Jess MaHarry, an exquisite jeweler and animal lover.

February 19, 2012

PegGay-Licious! dance party!

February 25, 10:00 pm to 1:00 am
We put the slur into slurpee yo! 
Peg out yo cold booty cos this party gonna make you sweat-slick.

DJs StagPanther & Mixwidmetoezmiz
Boot-hop, grind-rock, ass-mash, and swagger-soul- we got what you want.

A dance party for queers, breeders, benders, bis,Ts, straights, & don't-label-mes.

Check it out!
Hannah Godfrey - Sleazy Remix

Bombay Bicycle Club / Lucy Rose & The Darcys

February 25, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm

Tickets: $15 Advance | TBA Door 
Tickets available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.

These are the first North American dates since the Bombay Bicycle Club’s short tour with Two Door Cinema Club this September. 
This is a hot ticket for fans who’ve had only rare opportunities to experience the band’s live set that has wowed audiences throughout Europe.

Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir for Winnipeg Harvest

February 25, 2:30 pm
Neil Bardal Funeral Centre
3030 Notre Dame Ave (west of Red River College)

An Afternoon With The Phil 
Fundraising Concert for Winnipeg Harvest

Tickets $20, all proceeds to Winnipeg Harvest
Call 949-2200 or 896-7445 for info/tickets

Please bring a non-perishable food item for Winnipeg Harvest

For more information, visit Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir

Jamie Arpin-Ricci & GEM Munro

February 25, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis and Life in the Kingdom

“Blessed are the poor in spirit...” So begins the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ great message to everyone with ears to hear. St. Francis of Assisi heard its message and challenged the church and empire of his day. 

Jamie Arpin-Ricci and his friends and neighbors in the new monastic community of
Little Flowers in urban Winnipeg likewise heard Jesus’ message and ordered their lives around it. This book is Jamie’s field report, offering surprising insights about what life together in the spirit of Jesus’ teachings offers us, and what it demands of us.

 Jamie Arpin-Ricci is an urban missionary, pastor, and writer living in Winnipeg’s inner-city West End neighborhood. He is founding co-director of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Urban Ministries Winnipeg with his wife, Kim. 

February 26, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
South Asian Adventures with the Active Poor

Now into its third print-run, this is a true collection of captivating, humorous stories of a Canadian family’s experiences living and working in the dark slums of Bangladesh. 

GEM Munro takes readers into the secret heart of what may be the world’s least-known, least cosmopolitan mega-city and into the heart of its poorest inhabitants, as he and his family work to establish a unique system of schools.  GEM Munro is also the author of 
By the Skin of the Teeth and co-founder of the Amarok Society.

February 18, 2012

Rae Spoon Live @ Gio's!

February 24, 9:00 pm to 3:00 am
Gio's Club and Bar, 155 Smith Street
Doors at 9, show at 10 pm
Cover is $5.00 - $10.00 sliding scale ... no one will be turned away due to lack of funds! 
All proceeds raised this night will go DIRECTLY to help Rae on their cross country tour!

Switch at Gio's and QueerView are proud to bring you a night of super amazing queerness with indie-electronic musician, Rae Spoon!

Following Rae's performance there will be a Super Fun Queer Dance Party with some of the best queer DJs Winnipeg has to offer! 

Strawberries in January

Odyssey Productions presents
Strawberries in January

February 24 to March 3
Carrefour Fransaskois, 449 10th Street East, Prince Albert, Sask.
Doors open 1/2 before show time

Do you ever wish love could be more like the movies? 
Francois does. 
A cafe bartender/frustrated screenwriter, he uses every event in his life as inspiration. He casts Sophie, his ex-flatmate-turned-lover-turned-friend, opposite Robert, a cafe regular and university professor. Outside the city, Sophie's childhood friend Lea, runs a B & B. Their stories colllide and interweave with intriguing serendipity.

with DINNER:
$38/person (advance only)  
February 24 and 25 
March 1, 2, 3

February 26 @ 2pm
February 29 @ 7pm
Adults: $14 Seniors $11 Students $8 (advance & at the door)

Winnipeg Film Group: Mary Harron & Norma Bailey

Winnipeg Film Group Award Winning Filmmaker Mary Harron, Director of American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol, and The Notorious Bettie Page will be in Winnipeg to introduce her films. 

Mary Harron will do an interview with Winnipeg's own Norma Bailey. 
Please purchase tickets in advance. 
March 3, 2-4 pm 
Cinematheque Theatre 
Fee: $25 mem | $50 non-mem 

Mary Harron is also doing One on One!! 
She will be available for appointments (30 minutes each) with filmmakers.
Interested participants are requested to submit an application package 
(no later than Feb 24) including:  
a recent film on dvd  
a brief statement (one page) of the objectives for the session (discussing your career to having her review your work and providing comments). 
March 3 
Winnipeg Film Group Studio 
Fee: $50 mem | $80 non mem
Please email the Training & Community Programs Coordinator or 925-3450 
This is a not to be missed opportunity to meet one of the great female visionary Directors. 

Introduction to BURLESQUE with Miss La Muse!!

The Foxy Shoppe, 87 King Street
February 26, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Here comes another round of the Introduction to Burlesque Workshop for all 
you sassy gals and those who missed out last time!

Special Sale: $40 for one OR $65 for two!!!

Tickets are now available at The Foxy Shoppe.
Your ticket is also a 10% off gift certificate at The Foxy Shoppe on the workshop date! 
*Cash only please.
*Tickets cannot be held without payment.
*Cancellations up till February 25 can receive 50% ticket price back. 

Learn burlesque from yours truly, Miss La Muse, a professional burly girl 
and artist of the tease! 
This is a proper introduction to burlesque. 
Very informative, fun and fearless! 

You will learn about the history, how to develop your alter ego and find inspiration, burlesque basics, popular poses and movements, a mini burlesque routine and more! 

What to bring to the workshop:
-A knee length skirt with flow (not tight), or a dress with same type of skirt
-Comfortable heels
-Thigh high stockings (The Foxy Shoppe sells the right kind!)
-Garter belt
-Pen and paper
I will provide gloves and feather boas!

Any questions e mail Miss Angela La Muse

Here is Miss La Muse with Johnny Pancreas & The Diabetics: Sally Rand Tribute

Looking forward to getting sassy with you! 

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's Annual Spring Show - 2012

Annual Open House / Model & Photo Contest at  
Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, on  
Saturday, March 10 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Sunday, March 11 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm    

Along with demonstrations, the entries and winners in 
their model and photo contests will be on display.
There will be 2 operating layouts, and
the NMRA #1 Northern will set up a Free - mo group!

Meet Morgan Turney, publisher of the Canadian Railway Modeller Magazine!

The library will be selling magazines at a quarter each!!

Admission by donation.
Snacks and drinks will be available!

Proceeds to support The Autism Society of Manitoba.

Any questions, e mail Morgan Turney or call 668-0168.  

February 17, 2012

Times Change(d): The Dirty Catfish Brass Band

Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, 234 Main Street
February 23, 10:30 pm to 1:30 am

The Catfish are taking over the Times for mardi gras! 
Come on out and help us celebrate and have a good time!

Lots of people tell me they want more early shows (7-9pm). How many of you would be willing to sign up for a subscription to a four show series? You'd have to trust my programming instincts on some of the shows, though tickets would be transferrable, (but would have to be paid for upon purchasing the subscription). Regular admission to the shows would be $15-$20, but each four-show subscription package would be $50.00. Shows would be a mix of traveling and local acts, and the shows would be spaced over a period of 8-12 weeks (one every other week or so). 
You can put your name on the list at the club, or leave me a message at 957-0982. - John Scoles