January 9, 2014

Nu Sounds Series: Greg Lowe l ChekhovFest: Swan Song l Café Politique: ‘Child Protection’ and ‘Politics and Sports’ l David Lightfoot l Henry Fast l Laurel Anderson-McCallum: Arthur Anderson l Valerie Hiebert l Songwriters’ Open Mic

January 19, 8:00 pm until 10:30 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street

Jazz Winnipeg presents: 2014 Nu Sounds Series: Greg Lowe

Greg will be joined by Leonard Shaw, Gilles Fournier, Bruce Jacobs, Daniel Roy, Daniel Koulack and feature special appearances by Ron Paley and Walle Larsson. Lowe’s new music is unarguably jazz. Each song will be accompanied by a short storyline.

Individual show tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door,
or you can see the entire Nu Sounds Series for only $50!
Tickets are on sale at Jazz Winnipeg, by phone at 204-989-4656, or at the Jazz Winnipeg office, 007-100 Arthur St., and The Park Theatre (service fees may apply).

January 23 - February 2, 7 pm
315-70 Albert Street
Admission is $10 - reservations call 204-804-9686

Adhere And Deny presented Anton Chekhov’s one-act play Swan Song
Performed by Graham Ashmore and Nikitushka
Directed by Grant Guy

Swan Song is a study of an actor's late-night reflection on the theatre and life.
Svietlovidoff has been reduced to playing secondary characters in provincial theatres.  He discusses what was, what is, and what could’ve been with Ivanitch, the theatre prompter, who has become Svietlovidoff’s second banana.

Café Politique
January 23, 7:00 pm in the Atrium.

The subject under discussion will be Child Protection in terms of the new federal and provincial legislation, online protections and children’s rights. FREE - RSVP 

January 24, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Broken Family Portrait: A Novel

Robin Callbeck, who lives with Cerebral Palsy, endures a hard childhood of abuse and bullying. His first job at a radio station leads to a highly successful radio broadcasting career. But his family continues to fail. When one nephew is born with an intellectual disability, Robin fights to teach society about dignity, fairness and respect. 

David Lightfoot lives with Cerebral Palsy. He has earned diplomas from the Stratford Career Institute in Toronto, and the Long Ridge Writers Group in Connecticut, USA. 

January 26, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Where the Pavement Ends: (Mis)Adventures in International Rural Development 

From the Prairies to the back roads and villages of countries around the world, Henry Fast recounts his adventures working in economic and rural development. Encountering impoverished families and communities, the challenge was to design programs that would improve their livelihoods and restore a measure of hope for the future. 

After two overseas postings with MCC, Fast was employed by Mennonite Economic Development Associates as program manager and consultant.

Laurel Anderson-McCallum
January 31, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Stoft: Dust of Our Being

In 1934, Swedish expatriate Arthur Antonius Anderson published Stoft, a collection of Swedish poems praised by Nobel Laureate nominee Watson Kirkconnell. He was awarded the Royal Patriotic Service Award Gold Medal by the King of Sweden.  Appointed Swedish Consul by Lester B. Pearson in 1955, he served to 1962. 
His work was translated into English by his granddaughter, Laurel Anderson-McCallum. 

February 1, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Travel Alcove. 
“The Ties that Bind Us: Unraveling Female Beauty Standards.”
Admission is free – no registration is required.

The standards of female beauty have become extreme and artificial.  Yet they retain the power to bind both body and spirit, and result in harm ranging from the sexualization of young girls, to eating disorders, to the distortion of authentic sexual relationship.  We will examine the historical processes by which these standards have evolved.  
Valerie Hiebert teaches in the Sociology Department at Providence University College, specializing in gender, children and violence, and consumer culture and simpler living. 

Café Politique
February 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium.

A discussion on the links between the world of politics and the world of sport. With the Olympics and World Cup around the corner, we will discuss how sports can be used for political gains.  FREE - RSVP 

Songwriters’ Open Mic Night
February 5, 8:30 - 11 pm pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
A Monthly Showcase Celebrating Singer Songwriters.

Registration begins at 8:00 pm with 11 musicians selected by lottery. Each musician will have 10 minutes on stage. Solo performances preferred. We are only interested in original acoustic music. All ages and music welcome. Call Karen Nielsen at 204-975-2659.

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

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