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February 8, 2013

Honouring Women Zine Party l Domestic Goddesses Run Amok l Alison Davis: Smutty Winnipeg Shorts for Valentine's Day l HAMLET (gender-reversed) & Art Auction l Crosseyed Rascals Valentine Show

Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA), 611 Main Street
February 14, 7 - 10 pm

Release party for the Honouring Women Zine Project
*contributors reading and performing 
*live music
*love letter writing activities and postcard making 
*drinks, snacks, celebrations, and get your copy of the zine! 

The heart is a muscle the size of a fist, keep loving, keep fighting

This project aims to explore our love and respect for women, our recognition of their resilience, strength, struggles and power. It works to combat gendered violence and sexism by celebrating, reinforcing and acknowledging the inherent value, resilience, struggles, and strength of the women we know.

This is a call to respond against sexism, violence, and hate that women experience. While women are often objectified, this project will work to celebrate women as whole, bringing the pieces together. 

Our use of the word "women" includes all those who identify as a woman and to acknowledge all the differences within that term.

For more information, email

Domestic Goddess Run Amok
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, 2nd floor
Featuring Group of 8 Artists and Guests:
Suzanne du Plooy, Jane Gateson, Sherry Glanville, Pat McCullough, Lin Milne, Helen Stein
February 14 - 26
Opening Reception February 14, 7 - 9 pm

Seven women decide that making art is more fun than making dinner. They turn their passion and creativity towards painting. Each follows her own inner voice, painting what is important to her. Abstraction reigns, landscapes and figures appear. Oil and cold wax, acrylic, pastel, graphite!!

Originally suggested in 2010 by Deborah Stacey, former member of the Group of 8 Artist Salon, who passed away from cancer in 2011. We dedicate this show to her memory.

Please see full bios, statement, and exhibition info  

FRAME ARTS WAREHOUSE, 318 1/2 Ross Avenue (Gallery c)
February 14  doors open 7:30 l movie 8:00

Sailors, webcams, striptease, kink & perversion!
Revel in the deviant visions of Winnipeg filmmakers at Open City Cinema’s screening of Smutty Winnipeg Shorts.

Program presented and curated by Alison Davis.
The sexy program includes work by Arlea Ashcroft & Andrea von Wichert,
Jaimz Asmundson, Jenny Bisch, Deco Dawson, Clint Enns, Damien Ferland,
Noam Gonick, Barb Hunt, Freya Olafson, Sheena Shand, Matthew Rankin &
Alek Rzeszowski, and Aaron Zeghers.

Alison Davis graduated with a BFA in Film Animation in 2004 from Concordia University. After graduation she moved back to Winnipeg where she draws her animated films, which have played at festivals around the world.
She is also the head projectionist at the Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque.

February 14, 7:00 pm l show starts 8:00 PM
Fame Nightclub, 279 Garry Street

Red Czarina Productions is proud to announce a new staging of 
William Shakespeare’s HAMLET directed by Ashley Hirt.


This bold, sexy and stylish new production will feature gender-reversed casting. 

Fame Nightclub is known for putting on impeccable, fabulous shows, and we are thrilled to be working with them. This is going to be a spicy Valentine's Day, for couples, or for singles who deserve to celebrate just as much as anyone.

Hamlet: Ferron Guerreiro 
Claudius/The Ghost: Shannon Jacques 
Gertrude: Tyhr Trubiak 
Polonius: Cheryl Soluk 
Horatio: Stefanie Austin 
Ophelia: Shaylyn Gimby 
Laertes: Ashley Hirt 
Rosencrantz/Bernardo: Kelly Allum 
Guildenstern/Marcellus: Samara Von Rad
Osric/Francisco:Satara Subedar
Taesia Scratch
Kelsey Jane Norquay

PRODUCERS: Rebecca Gibson, Danishka Esterhazy, Ashley Hirt, Rebecca Sandulak 
DIRECTOR: Ashley Hirt
STAGE MANAGER: Madison Thomas

HAMLET is proudly sponsored by The Academy of Acting

Crosseyed Rascals: Sgt Rascals Lonely Hearts Club Show
February 16, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:15 pm)
Prairie Theatre Exchange, 3rd floor Portage Place
Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

The Crosseyed Rascals (Improvised Comedy) are presenting
their annual Valentine's Day show!

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