September 30, 2012

Celebration Saturdays at Opera Ultra Lounge

Opera Ultralounge, 441 Main Street
Saturdays to January 12, 9:30 pm to 2:00 am

Celebration Saturdays ... Dance. Drink. Socialize.
Saturdays are the nights when it comes to celebrating. 
Whatever you're in the mood for.
That's what Celebration Saturdays are all about. 
We have a little something for everybody. 
It's kinda like the coolest social in the most beautiful club in Winnipeg.


Also featuring Winnipeg's most elaborate VIP packages.

Say goodbye to lame local bachelor, bachelorette or birthday parties! 
Opera has the cure to not being able to get away to Vegas.


October 6, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum, 494 Taché Avenue
Call 204-233-2556 (ALLO) to purchase your tickets.
Partial proceeds go to Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Come join Romi and Jay for an intimate acoustic and unplugged performance in 
Winnipeg's oldest building, the beautiful St. Boniface Museum. 

You will hear your favourites, as well some sweet old lost but not forgotten ballads 
that Romi and Jay rarely perform.

September 29, 2012

MAWA First Friday Lecture: Dana Claxton

October 5, noon - 1 pm
MAWA, 611 Main Street

Locating The Indigenous Winyan Body in Art 
Presented in partnership with Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery

Claxton will present diverse portrayals of Indigenous winyan (women in Lakota) in art. These range from positions of great vulnerability to great manna (power). The intent is to see how the Indigenous winyan body has been represented, the meanings that have been ascribed to it, and to illustrate that this representation exists in many different forms.

Dana Claxton is an artist working in film, video, video installation, photography and performance. Her work investigates indigenous beauty, the socio-political and the spiritual. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.  
Her family reserve is Woodmountain in southwest Saskatchewan.

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club: Dennis Rietze - FREE!!

October 5, 7:30 pm 
Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue
Free admission!

Dennis Rietze will hold a powerpoint presentation about the 
National Model Railroad Association Thousand Lakes Region's 2012 Convention, 
which was held during the Victoria Day weekend in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  

Dennis Rietze is the Superintendent of the #1 Northern Division 
of the Thousand Lakes Region of the NMRA.

This is a great way to see what a Winnipeg Model Railroad Club meeting 
and what a National Model Railroad Association National Convention are like!
A two-fer!!
And did I mention that you can attend for free!!!

The #1 Northern Division of the Thousand Lakes Region of the NMRA will have 
a display table where they will be taking new memberships. 

Membership is required to attend their upcoming division meet at 
Whyte Ridge Baptist Church on November 3. 

You can get a full year's membership for $30.
Or you can get a temporary "rail pass" for only $10, which entitles you to 
all the benefits and privileges of NMRA membership for 6 months, 
including a 6 month subscription to the NMRA magazine, The Fusee.

Usually on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm, from September to April, 
The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club (WMRC) holds monthly meetings. 

Want to join the club? 
The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club will be taking memberships. 
The annual fee for a regular member is $30. 
The annual fee for a junior member (under 18) is $10. 
This will entitle you to a year's subscription to their publication, 
The Lantern, in which you'll learn about upcoming events, and library privileges. 

Or an additional membership can be bought for someone in the same household 
as a regular member (no Lantern) for $1.

They're always happy to welcome new members!! 

A few upcoming meetings planned by The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club:
January - Klinic Karnival: Dozens of "How to" seminars led by expert model railroaders
February - Auction: Great deals on model railroad equipment
Spring -  Annual Spring Open House / Model & Photo Contest 
                 with displays and exhibits

Afraid you'll be overwhelmed by lots of techy jargon? 
Not to worry. 
There are members of all ages and skill levels. 
There's also a lending library (books and videos) for members.

Travel and photos are more your speed? 
Each meeting features a slide presentation or two, the subject matter ranging from professional model railroad displays to scenes from a rail-fan's ride. 

For more information contact Morgan Turney

September 28, 2012

Sandra Hayes-Gardiner l Joan-Dianne Smith l David Elias

October 4, 7:00 pm
One Life: Growing Up in the Pas
All Things Considered: Stella and Other Poems

One Life gives a glimpse, both humorous and sobering, into growing up in a small northern Manitoba town while living above her parents’ business - a funeral home.

Sandra Hayes-Gardiner was born raised in The Pas. She is a social worker and a mental health consultant in First Nations communities and organizations. 
She has been published in How Then Shall I Live?, Writing the Sacred, The Globe and Mail and Cottage North

The humourous poems contained within All Things Considered offer little vignettes of life, encompassing courtship, marriage, parenting and growing older. 
In ‘Stella on Motherhood’ Smith reflects comically on the challenges of domestic life, Maybe Goldfish would have been a better idea.

Joan-Dianne Smith is a Winnipeg psychotherapist. She has been published in The Globe and Mail, Cahoots Magazine, The Dalhousie Review, Transition Magazine, and in two anthologies.

October 4, 8:00 pm
Henry's Game: A Novella 

The darkly humorous tale of Henry, a chess columnist who finds himself under attack by realities he would rather not think about. An alcoholic friend has died and his wife has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. When Henry’s family insists the situation calls for a road trip to Disneyland, he must learn to adapt or perish in life beyond the chess board.

David Elias is the author of four books of fiction. His short stories and poetry have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies and his work has been nominated for a number of awards. He also spends time as an editor, writer-in-residence, mentor and creative writing instructor, and lives in Winnipeg with his wife, poet Brenda Sciberras.

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

September 26, 2012

October Skywalk lectures & concerts

but bring your own lunch!
Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, Carol Shields Auditorium, 2nd floor
12:10 - 12:50 pm
Presenters are subject to change without notice.

3 - From Major to Miner: Mining Development in Canada, 
with Prof. Patricia Fitzpatrick, UWinnipeg Geography.
4 - Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev, 
presented by Prof. Megumi Masaki’s Rising Stars of Brandon University. 
Kids welcome!

10 - The Kepler Mission: Searching for Extraterrestrial Planets 
with Prof. Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar, UWinnipeg Physics.
11 - Rhythms of Africa, an interactive drumming performance with Jay Stoller. 
You can participate too!

17 - The Princess and the Goblin: TheUnexpected Hero, 
with Prof. Pauline Greenhill, UWinnipeg Women and Gender Studies, and panel.
18 - Jazz Memoirs, with the Andrew Frohlich Trio.

24 - Scratching the Surface: An Archaeological Survey of Ancient Sikyon, 
with Prof. Matthew Maher, UWinnipeg Classics.
25 - A Classical Recital, with pianist Ben Sellick.

31 - What is String Theory? with Prof. Andrew Frey, UWinnipeg Physics.
1 - haLf man haLf eLf, eclectic folk music quintet led by Alfie Mella on vocals.

Leslie Hall Pinder l Siddha Param & Prashant Tipnis

October 2, 7:30 pm 
Bring Me One of Everything

Austin Hart, a brilliant anthropologist, led an expedition in the 1950s to salvage the artistic remains of the British Columbia’s Haida native people. He cut down the largest stand of sacred totem poles in the world for acclaimed museum displays, only to mysteriously and violently kill himself. 

Alicia Purcell, commissioned to write the libretto for an opera based on Hart’s life, becomes obsessed with solving the mystery of his suicide.

Leslie Hall Pinder was called to the bar in 1977. In the 1970s Leslie worked for the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, as in-house counsel. In 1982 she formed her own law firm where she advanced land claims on behalf of her native clients in the highest courts in Canada.

October 3, 7:30 pm
Global Productivity Mindset: Opportunities & Profits Post 2008

The issues raised are designed to form the basis for discussion, training and consulting to create a mindset for productivity that leads to human and financial profit within the realities of a post 2008 global economy.

Siddha Param has over 20 years of understanding multicultural business practices, having advised multinational corporations as a corporate lawyer in Malaysia. He has also conducted training seminars on international trade and business ethics. Siddha is an International Business Consultant.

Prashant Tipnis has over 25 years experience in the manufacturing industry on four continents. He has worldwide management, business, consulting, and training experience and is also a Lean Greenbelt Champion.

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

September 25, 2012

David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin discuss the future

October 1, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
John Hirsch Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre Mainstage

Tickets are $15.00 
Available at McNally Robinson Booksellers or by calling 475-0483.

Join award-winning geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki and award-winning, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin for an evening of discussion on how to create a truly sustainable future.  Co-presented by CBC Manitoba.

David Suzuki, host of CBC TV's long-running series, The Nature of Things, has authored over 40 books, including Everything Under The Sun and The Sacred Balance, and is a world leader in sustainable ecology. Dr. Suzuki has received numerous awards, including a UNESCO prize for science and a United Nations Environment Program medal, and is a Companion of the Order of Canada. For his support of Canada's First Nations people, 
Dr. Suzuki has been honoured with six names and formal adoption by two tribes.

Jeff Rubin is the author of The End Of Growth and Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller, both number one national bestsellers. Rubin was the Chief Economist and Chief Strategist at CIBC World Markets, where he worked for over twenty years. 
He was one of the first economists to accurately predict soaring oil prices in 2000.

September 24, 2012

Drawn and Plastered in Greece l Little Birdie

Drawn and Plastered in Ancient Greece
September 29, 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Homer's Restaurant & Catering, 520 Ellice Avenue

Ancient Greece is happening at last! 
We will also be in association with Nuit Blanche, which means No entry fee! 
We will be requesting tips, if you want Drawn to stay alive!

Greek theatre began with festivals honouring their gods. So, what better way to put on an ancient Greek Drawn and Plastered than by having our models dressed as these gods!

Travel back in time with us at Homer's and get inspired by Aphrodite, Athena, Andromeda, Apollo, Artemis, Dionysus, Narcissus and even Medusa!

Comedy, tragedy, and the popular ancient Greek practice of poetry and story reading…
You won’t regret your trip back in time with us!

Little Birdie a.k.a. Orit Shimoni 
Florian Vorreiter Lutherie Store, 869 Westminster Avenue
September 30, 8:00 pm

Tickets are $7 advance and $10 at the door. 
Call (204) 783 9872 or email to reserve a spot. 

September 23, 2012

NUIT BLANCHE Winnipeg l CreComm Fundraiser

September 29, from 6:00 pm to sunrise.

NUIT BLANCHE Winnipeg is a unique, free all night event celebrating and promoting contemporary art in all its forms. 

The 2011 edition boasted over 30 events and saw more than 7500 people experience the energy and beauty of a city coming together in the name and spirit of ART.

Join in the excitement of NUIT BLANCHE!

CreComm Marker Social / Fundraiser

The highly anticipated and always epic CreComm Marker Social 
September 29, 9:00 pm
The Cheer, 437 Stradbrook Avenue 

It's the best and ONLY way to kick off your school year right. 

Fall Suppers & Trivia at Oak Hammock Marsh

Come and experience the sights and sounds of fall migration 
while enjoying an elegant three-course dinner. 

Dinner will be followed by a roof-top migration presentation 
and fly-in of the geese and ducks at sunset. 

Members $36 (plus tax), $42 (plus tax) for non-members.

November 17 - 6:30 pm 

Test your knowledge during our very first Trivia Night fundraising event!

During Classical Antiquity, grammar, rhetoric and logic were essential to take an active part in civic life. The study of these three subjects, known as Trivia, produced an articulate person.  Today Trivia means information that is not essential.  

The evening will feature enjoyable skill-testing questions.
Also a silent and rainbow auction. 
All proceeds will go towards wetland education programming. 
Snacks are available for purchase, as well as a cash bar.

Registration $10 per person.
Participants will be divided in teams of 8. 
Tickets can be purchased at the Interpretive Centre.

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 30 minutes north of Winnipeg on highway 67. Call 467-3300, Jacques Bourgeois.

Fashion Fundraiser for Osborne House

Shelmerdine Fall Fashionista Event
September 29, 6 to 9 pm
September 30, 1 to 4 pm

Call 204-895-7203 ext.253 for tickets
Tickets $25
proceeds benefit Osborne House Women's Shelter

A live fashion show featuring the latest fall fashions, door prizes, and gifts with purchase!
Enjoy 15% off all purchases!

Wine and catering by The Gates.

September 22, 2012

Burlesque Star Miss La Muse: Meet & Workshop

The Foxy Shoppe, 87 King St., between McDermot and Bannatyne
It is not wheelchair accessible.
September 28, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
September 29, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meet Winnipeg's leading burlesque entertainer, Miss La Muse, in dazzling costume! 
Up close, personal and candid about her life as a burlesque performer. 

Learn about the complex history of burlesque; how it all began, how it evolved, 
why it died and why it's now having a huge come back worldwide! 

And for the brave... Learn the classic glove removal!
You too can discover your alter ego!

This mini workshop is geared towards adults, both men and women. 
Children can attend at parents discretion.

Enter your business card for a chance to have Miss La Muse perform 
a feather fan dance at your workplace!

Miss Angela La Muse, 204-962-1309

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's 2012 Great Canadian Train Show and Flea Market

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club presents

The Great Canadian Train Show and Flea Market 

at the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, 190 Riverton Avenue
October 13 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)  
October 14 (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)  

Admission is $3 per person or $6 per family.
There will be refreshments on sale!

There'll also be:
Working Layouts!!
How-to Sessions!!!

Kids, have your parent take a picture of you with the Man with the Giraffe Cars!
He'll also let you unload the operating cars!

On October 13 North American Railcar Corporation will be displaying current and future production items!

Barbara Lange, editor of Through the Window of a Train: A Railway Anthology will also be at the train show! 

Through the Window of a Train: A Railway Anthology collects stories from thirty Canadian authors (including Sheldon Oberman). These stories retell the significance of the railway - or a single journey taken - in the lives of Canadians. 

Dotted with junction and siding names, engine numbers, and routes, this book is a must for rail enthusiasts.

Barbara grew up in England. Her father worked for the London North Eastern Railway. Barbara travelled daily from her home in Brentwood by diesel-electric train and Tube to her office in London. 

She immigrated to Canada in 1978. Since then she has travelled on VIA's The Canadian between Vancouver and Toronto, on The Ocean to Halifax, and to Churchill on The Hudson Bay Line. Barbara lives in Winnipeg with her husband, Larry (Smiley) Lange, a retired CNR carman from Transcona.  

For more information contact Gino Kost, 204-334-5925

Proceeds to the Autism Society Manitoba.
A great way to have fun, help others and find some Christmas gifts!

If you wish a sales table (train related merchandise only) please send 
a cheque ($20 per table) payable to The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club to  
Gino Kost 
67 Rupertsland Blvd 
Winnipeg, MB  
R2V 0E7

The deadline for payment is Tuesday, October 9.  Table space can not be held without payment. 

Usually on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm, from September to April, 
The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club (WMRC) holds monthly meetings. 
Want to join the club? 
The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club will be taking memberships. 
The annual fee for a regular member is $30.
The annual fee for a junior member (under 18) is $10.

This will entitle you to a year's subscription to their publication, 
The Lantern, in which you'll learn about upcoming events, and library privileges. 

Or an additional membership can be bought for someone in the same household
as a regular member (no Lantern) for $1.

The #1 Northern Division of the Thousand Lakes Region of the NMRA will have 
a display table where they will be taking new memberships. 

Membership is required to attend their upcoming division meet at 
Whyte Ridge Baptist Church on November 3. 

You can get a full year's membership for $30.
Or you can get a temporary "rail pass" for only $10, which entitles you to 
all the benefits and privileges of NMRA membership for 6 months, 
including a 6 month subscription to the NMRA magazine, The Fusee.

Rainbow Resource Centre's Naughty Librarian Sexy Spelling Bee

September 28, 7:30 pm to 2:00 am
Club 200, 190 Garry Street
Admission: $5 or more if you're feeling generous
Start time: 8:00 pm (sharp)
Entertainment includes competitor JD Francis of Energy 106!

Join us for an evening of sordid words and naughty fun!

We are looking for contestants to win some neat prizes...
The Love Nest will be prizing the first, second and third place spellers!
Two sets of tickets from Manitoba Theatre Centre and Prairie Theatre Exchange! 
And more!!

To register contact Jared at the Rainbow Resource Centre or call 204-474-0212 ext. 202

You've never seen a spelling bee unlike this one. 
Leave giddy! Leave sexologically knowledgeable! 
Leave with that afterglow smile on your face! 

And... we encourage all people to come in their most naughtiest librarian outfit. 
The most outrageous wins a prize (by audience applause).

Proceeds go to the Youth Educating Against Homophobia (YEAH) Program at the Rainbow Resource Centre.  YEAH serves to provide education and awareness to middle and high schools throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario on issues affecting the LGBTT communities, including bullying.

Readings at Margaret Laurence & St. Norbert's l Poets for Change

An Evening at Margaret Laurence Home, 525 1st Avenue, Neepawa
September 28 at 7:00 pm

There will be a reading from Laurence’s works; refreshments served afterwards. 
This event coincides with the launch of a new Neepawa writers group!

Sponsored by Margaret Laurence Home, the Neepawa Viscount Cultural Centre and the Manitoba Writers’ Guild, this evening of readings is scheduled to include Laurie Block of Brandon, and Chris Rutkowski and Dora Dueck of Winnipeg.

September 29, 12:05 am to11:55 pm 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Please organize a poetry event wherever you may be on that day. 
This poetry event will take place in many neighbourhoods in Toronto. 
It is part of an international event, at the same time and date, outdoors when possible. 
And of course it will be televised. 


October 18 

The Association of Manitoba Book Publishers will host 
a book sale from 8 am to 3 pm.
Children's authors will be reading at 10 am and 2 pm

Come for the food, stay for the reading!

September 21, 2012

Duet for a Schizophrenic

September 27, 28, & 29 at 8 pm
Ace Art, 290 McDermot Avenue, 2nd Floor
Reservations 890-9203

Duet for a Schizophrenic 
By Chris Johnson

A short multi-media play extravaganza in three acts, 
featuring the live musical accompaniment of EEPER WEEPER. 

With Erin McGrath and Graham Ashmore, & Kerri Potter
Video by Loc Lu
Directed and Designed by Carolyn Gray

Produced by Little Theatre of the Gray Goose and Adhere and Deny

A FREE Evening with Paul Butler

Winnipeg Art Gallery - in the Winnipeg Now Exhibition
October 1, 6:30 pm
Dialogue: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Refreshments: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE event but space is limited.
RSVP to 204.988.3502 or email by September 27.

Learn how Paul Butler bridged the gap between the academic and the professional. This interview is open to all, but will have a particular interest to art students and emerging artists. This conversation will be moderated by Robin Anthony, RBC Curator and includes a question and answer period.

Paul Butler is a post-disciplinary artist whose practise includes hosting the Collage Party, a touring experimental studio, established in 1997. He has exhibited across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Paul also founded The Other Gallery and Upper Trading Post website, led a number of curatorial projects, and contributed writings to various books and magazines.

Camp Arnes: Theatre Fundraiser

September 27 and 28, 7 pm
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 Provencher Blvd.

Looking Glass Productions will present
See No Evil by Marc Moir
To reserve tickets call 204-338-4647

Billed as a mystery theatre dessert fundraiser, 
admission is free and donations are welcome!

Dessert will be provided by High Tea Bakery 
Coffee bar courtesy of Deluca's

September 20, 2012


WNDX:: Festival of Moving Image is back!!

And some have FREE ADMISSION!

Visit WNDX for more information and to download a program

Festival pass: $20 ($15 Students and Seniors)
Single Admission: $8 ($6 Students and Seniors)

So much to see!!
Check out Situated Cinema

September 26 @ 9 PM - 11 PM | RAW GALLERY
Co-Presented by Winnipeg Design Festival
Opening Reception with Artist-talk at RAW GALLERY

September 27 @ 12 PM - 9 PM | THE FORKS
Co-Presented by the Winnipeg Design Festival

September 28 @ 9 AM - 2 PM | UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG
Co-Presented by Gallery 1C03

September 28 @ 8 PM - 1 AM | WINNIPEG ART GALLERY
Co-Presented by Winnipeg Design Festival

September 29 @ 6 PM - 4 AM | WINNIPEG ART GALLERY
Co-Presented by Culture Days Nuit Blanche & Winnipeg Design Festival

A project by Solomon Nagler, Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore

An alternative cinema-going experience in which the interior of the movie theatre interacts with the city outside, the second iteration of the Situated Cinema project 
is a demountable microcinema that will be installed at various sites in Winnipeg. 
The project embraces the interactions and juxtapositions of the city and asks 
viewer-participants and five commissioned filmmakers to do the same.

Imagining Winnipeg l Food for the Gods

September 26, 7:00 pm 
Esyllt Jones' Imagining Winnipeg  

Lewis Benjamin Foote (1873-1957) became the city’s pre-eminent commercial photographer. Documenting everything from the building of the Fort Garry Hotel to the riots of the 1919 General Strike, Foote’s photographs are iconic representations of Winnipeg life.  

Esyllt W. Jones takes us beyond the iconic to reveal the complex artist and the conflicting ways in which his photographs have been used to give credence to sometimes irreconcilable views of Winnipeg’s past.  

Jones is a history professor at University of Manitoba and is the author of the award-winning Influenza 1918: Death, Disease and Struggle in Winnipeg.  

October 3, 8:00 pm 
Food for the Gods 
Prairie Ink Restaurant: reservations are recommended - call 975-2659 to reserve a table.  
By turns whimsical, thrilling, hilarious and touching, Karen Dudley’s historical fantasy novel Food for the Gods reinvents a classical hero, while bringing to life the crowded, throbbing streets of ancient Athens in a way that both honours the Greek myths and reinterprets them for a new generation of readers.   

Karen Dudley has worked in field biology, production art, photo research and archaeology. She has written four environmental mysteries and wildlife biology books for kids. 

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

September 19, 2012

The CBC We Want - Winnipeg

September 23, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street

Writer, broadcaster and speaker Eric Friesen will moderate.
Nicholas Hirst, CEO, Original Pictures Inc. and former editor of the Winnipeg Free Press
Trudy Schroeder, Executive Director, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Kim Todd, President, Original Pictures Inc.
Paul Vogt, Clerk of the Executive Council, Province of Manitoba

The CBC We Want, FRIENDS’ national conversation about our national public broadcaster, comes to Winnipeg. 

After another round of service reductions many supporters of CBC are left wondering how to make a difference.

Should the CBC chase audience, introduce ads to Radio Two and go more commercial? 
Should it provide high-quality programming that is different from the private sector? 
Or, is there another path?

We need to be clear about what we want from our national public broadcaster.

The CBC We Want will be a lively exchange of ideas that you shouldn’t miss.

Winnipeg Art Gallery: Winnipeg Now

September 29 - December
Opening Reception September 29, 7 pm, at the WAG’s Nuit Blanche
Drop-In Weekend Tours • 2 pm • Oct 6, 21, 28 / Nov 10, 18 / Dec 2
WAG Celebrates Centennial with Show of Contemporary Winnipeg Artists

The 13 artists who are creating new works for Winnipeg Now all have one thing in common - they either live or have lived in Winnipeg. 

See filmmaker Guy Maddin shooting a film a day in the Gallery for 18 days in the newest stage of his Séances project, a reinvention of lost films. 
Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan will be performing unconventional readings from a story-telling corner. 
The magical forest of KC Adams’ porcelain forest of corporate-lit trees. 
Michael Dudeck links the conventions of museum display with ritual performance as a queer artist witchdoctor.
Kent Monkman uses the diorama format to investigate his own background as a gay, aboriginal artist. 
Other artists in the show are Sarah Anne Johnson, Dominique Rey, Paul Butler, Rodney LaTourelle, Marcel Dzama, Jennifer Stillwell, and Daniel Barrow.

“This show is a measure of what art-making looks like in this city in 2012,” say guest curators Meeka Walsh and Robert Enright. 

Sept 29, 8 pm at Nuit Blanche
Panel discussion with Sarah Anne Johnson, Paul Butler, Michael Dudeck, and Guy Maddin
Nov 16, 7 pm
Panel discussion with KC Adams, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, and Dominique Rey

Art for Lunch • Wednesdays at 12:10 pm
Oct 17 • Exhibition tour with curators Meeka Walsh and Robert Enright
Oct 31 • Artist talk with filmmaker and writer Guy Maddin

Art Workshops
Nov 4, 10 am - 4 pm
Paper Clay with KC Adams or Performance with Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan 
Registration at 204.789.1766

September 18, 2012

WCWRC - Become a HOMES Mentor!

Application due by October 1
West Central Women's Resource Centre, 640 Ellice Avenue
Phone ( 204) 774 8975 / Fax: (204) 783 3173 / e mail

The Homes Program, a program of West Central Women's Resource, is now accepting applications for a free Mentor Training and 1 year Contract positions. 
Mentors help other women to secure affordable house and advocate for income security.
October 9, 11 and 12, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Training Includes: Child Minding, Lunch, Bus Tokens and Ongoing job training

September 17, 2012

Child Haven Fundraising Dinner

September 23, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Punjab Banquet Hall, 94 Mandalay Drive, Winnipeg

A benefit to support Children's Homes in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Tibet in China.

MC Big Daddy Tazz
Presentation by founders Bonnie & Fred Cappuccino

Delicious East Indian buffet
Silent Auction, Bazzar and Entertainment

Contact: Zobida Ambtman, 204-489-7630 

PURCHASE TICKETS  $35 (children 3 and under FREE)
You will receive an email confirmation from Paypal.
Printed email confirmation will be accepted as a ticket to the Child Haven Event.

If you are not able to attend and would like to support Child Haven, please donate.

Readings by Sally Ito, Writer-in-Residence, with Leo Baskatawang, Robert Nicolas

September 21, 11:30 am
The Great Hall, Room 218 of University College, 220 Dysart Road 
University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus 

Readings by
Sally Ito, Writer-in-Residence
Native Studies graduate student Leo Baskatawang
French graduate student Robert Nicolas

The reading is open to the public! 
Lunch included!

Sally is available for FREE manuscript consultations to the general public. 
Her consultation hours are Monday and Wednesday 1 - 3 in the afternoon.

People should e-mail Sally in advance with their work.  
She will look at 12 pages prose or 8 - 10 poems maximum.
She will be in residence to December 10.

Sally Ito, Writer-in-Residence
Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture
University of Manitoba

Sally Ito has published three books of poetry: Frogs in the Rain Barrel, Season of Mercy, and Alert to Glory.
She also writes short fiction and creative non-fiction.  Her work has been published in literary journals as well as in a collection of short stories entitled Floating Shore. She is working on a family history for which she has done translation from the Japanese. 
A former Mombugakusho graduate research scholar, Ito holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and an MA from the University of Alberta.

Three Years Anniversary!

Happy Third Birthday to Winnipeg is Better Than Chocolate!!
And THANK YOU for visiting, whether you're a daily, weekly or occasional guest.

Three years... wow!! 

Winnipeg is Better Than Chocolate is a continuation of Better Than Chocolate, a radio show Sophie Kolt and I produced on the University of Winnipeg's campus and community radio station, CKUW 95.9 FM. 

Sophie and I were on every Thursday morning and we tried our best to present an hour packed with happenings, news, music, humor and local personalities.  
We were voted People’s Choice for Favourite Spoken Word Show in 2008. 
Not bad for a year's run!! 

Originally I'd planned to do three posts a week.
But, there's just too much happening in Winnipeg for just 3 posts!  
There is indeed a plethora of things to see and do in Winnipeg. 

In July 2010 blogger started recording the number of viewings the posts have gotten.  
This past weekend I took a look at the numbers for them... yes, all 1,769 posts!
As the saying goes, numbers don't lie.  
I'll do my best to bring you more news in the topics you want.

Blogger also keeps track of the top 10 visiting countries. 
I'm still amazed at learning where you live.  
Canada is still number one, followed by the United States.
Not too big a surprise there, especially since folks from the States come to Canada.
The folks in Russia, Germany, Slovenia, France, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Japan and the Netherlands are also curious about what is happening in Winnipeg.
It's truly a small world!

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