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May 9, 2014

Theatre by the River: Kendra Jones l Bob Lower’s Shameless Propaganda l PaperWait submissions l Frankly Speaking By Karen Robb l Black Phoenix fundraiser

May 15, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
University of Winnipeg's Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
This event is FREE and open to all! 

Fresh off a sold-out run of THE CHERRY ORCHARD in January, and its popular annual WINE & WORDS fundraiser, Theatre by the River is ready to announce its next production. 

In partnership with Pride Winnipeg, the evening will feature a question and answer discussion on gender and sexuality, led by company member Kendra Jones. 

May 20, 7 p.m.   FREE
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Muriel Richardson Auditorium

As part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) presents Winnipeg filmmaker Bob Lower’s documentary, Shameless Propaganda, produced by David Christensen. 

To make the 72-minute documentary, Lower watched 500 films produced by the NFB from 1939 until 1945. Lower recreates the picture of Canada they gave us and looks in it for the Canada we know today. What he finds is by turns enlightening, entertaining, and unexpectedly disturbing.

Both Bob Lower and David Christensen will be in attendance to take questions from the audience. The film is also available online at and on DVD, as of May 14.

PaperWait - call to artists and art writers
Ace Art, 2-290 McDermot Avenue

You are invited to submit on the theme of D R E A M S.
Deadline - May 21, 2014, at 4 pm.
We are accepting applications by email only with the subject line: “PaperWait Dreams”; include your mailing address and phone number.

Visual Art - Please submit one image with full title, medium, date and artist’s name.
The image should not exceed 1024x768 pixels, 72dpi and/or 50kb. 

Writing - Please submit a synopsis of no more than 400 words for an essay of 1500 words that engages with themes, theories, or artists connected with ‘Dreams’ within the realm of contemporary art. 

May 21, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street

I welcome you to an evening of art.  Admission is free.
Please join me for the opening of my solo show, Frankly Speaking by Karen Robb.
This will take place on the mezzanine level of the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall. 

May 22
Nicolino's / The Orbit Room, 4-2077 Pembina Highway
Tickets $10 at the door - Costumes encouraged! 

Flower Child Revolution Coffee House - party like it's 1969, our Black Phoenix fundraising tour, starts in the Orbit Room.
The A-Zone is a non-profit co-op. Funds will subsidize building improvements, so we can maintain this great space for our community to play, learn, share and thrive. 

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