Lesbians* for Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Archive for March, 2014

Comedy Fest: Women’s Voices

Saturday, April 12: The No Bro Show (Gas Station Arts Centre) – 9:00pm host: Tricia Cooper performers: Jen Grant, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Julie Kim, Chantel Marostica, Evany Rosen, DeAnne Smith, Christina Walkinshaw tickets: $18.00

Email praxis2121@gmail.com if you want to join the group that’s going.


Wednesday, April 9: Elvira Kurt: Angel and Asshole (Gas Station Arts Centre) – 9:30pm performed by: Elvira Kurt tickets: $18.00

How you can get tickets:  http://www.winnipegcomedyfestival.com/tickets


Advance Notice: Fabulous Folk Concert, June 15

Deborah Romeyn, Julia Kasdorf, Little House and Face to the Sky are sharing the stage!

  • Sunday, June 15
  • Park Theatre, 698 Osborne
  • Doors open 6:45 p.m., concert starts 7:00 p.m.
  • Tickets $20 through lisanaylor@icould.com


Meet the Actors: Fefu and her Friends

Sarasvati has offered L*ACErs an opportunity to meet the actors for an after-show chat during the performance of Sarasvati’s “Fefu and Her Friends” (Thursday, May 29). 

Written and first produced in 1977 by the Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés, “Fefu and Her Friends” follows a group of seven women in the spring of 1935 as they prepare a presentation about fundraising for the arts in education. The play “focuses on the way that women’s psyches are bombarded by culture and how they become disabled by the messages they hear. It’s also about the camaraderie that women have with each other, and the alienation that women feel when they’re with each other.” (http://www.seattlespectator.com/2013/05/01/1173/)

Email praxis2121@gmail.com if you’d like to go with a group of gals! Best of all, it’ll be spring by then.

For more information on the play: http://sarasvati.ca/season/fefu-and-her-friends/

Spring Fling Swish Gala: May 3

Dressed to the 9’s at the Spring Fling fundraiser for the Rainbow Resource Centre! Dig out your seersucker suits, big straw hats and summery apparel – after the polar vortex of 2014, we’re going to welcome spring like never before! 

You’ve probably been to gala fundraisers before, but not one that’s this much fun! The evening will feature a gourmet meal by the Delta Winnipeg’s Head Chef accompanied by fine wines, dancing to great music from the HMCS Chippawa Band and DJ Mama Cutsworth, a chance to bid on some amazing prizes in the silent auction and, of course, a lot of fun with our host Chrissy Troy of Virgin Radio.

If you need further convincing, check out the photos of Galas past: http://www.swishgala.com/past-swish/#.Uy2C2FzqRsg

Email praxis2121@gmail.com for more info.

RHP: Spring Concert

The Rainbow Harmony Project has another concert coming up!

  • Saturday, May 24
  • Crescent Fort Rouge Church
  • 8 p.m.
  • More details on tickets to follow

Advance Notice: Gen Silent (Documentary)

Taking a sobering look at aging in the LGBT community, Gen Silent is a 2010 documentary fils directed and produced by Stu Maddox.  The documentary follows the lives of 6 LGBT seniors living in the Boston area who must choose if they will hide their sexuality in order to survive in the long-term health care system. It premiered at the Boston LGBT Film Festival and has won numerous awards at others.

Watch the trailer, and then mark your calendar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV3O8qz6Y5g

  • June 8 at 2 p.m. with panel discussion to follow
  • Gas Station Arts Centre
  • Free – donations welcome

Presented by RRC’s LGBTT 55+ Positive Space Initiative & Reel Pride



Suss with Special Guests

Suss EP Release Party for “Myths On My Body” with Eagle Lake Owls and The Random Cousins’ Choir

  • Friday, April 25
  • Doors open at 7, show at 8
  • Gas Station Arts Centre
  • Tickets $17 advance (204-284-9477)




ReelPride Commercials

If you’d like to join a few others going to the ReelPride commercials at the Gas Station theatre tomorrow evening (March 16), email praxis2121@gmail.com.

Ghost Launch

Remember Bold Print, the women’s bookstore? Gallery 1C03 at The University of Winnipeg is pleased to present “Ghost Launch” in conjunction with the exhibition MY MONUMENT.

  • Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
  • In front of 478 River Avenue (the former location of Bold Print Inc. – The Women’s Bookstore)

Drawn together by a desire to gather at, remember, and occupy ghost bookstore sites, cam bush, Steven Leyden Cochrane, Roewan Crowe, and Paul Robles, with special guest Chandra Mayor, will read and launch a new work out front of 478 River Avenue in Winnipeg, where the feminist bookstore Bold Print Inc. used to be located. See a recollection of Bold Print Inc by Heidi Eigenkind http://www.ghostlaunch.ca/ 

Ghost Launch will involve ghost bookstore sites across Canada and the USA. Watch for more details or make a submission at: http://www.ghostlaunch.ca/ 

For more information about the exhibition and affiliated programming (including Ghost Launch), please visit our website: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/artgallery-index.

MAWA: Birthday Bash

  • Friday, March 14, 2014
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm
  • MAWA – 607 Main Street 
  • Free!

MAWA is serving punch and homemade birthday cake in the Cupcake Lounge at 607 Main Street (this will be MAWA’s hot chill-out space during the auction!). At 611 Main Street (MAWA), the bidding will begin on over 120 artworks from some of Manitoba’s finest artists! This b-day party is free and open to all, but if you want to bid, advance tickets will be available for $10. Raffle tickets will also be available for sale. If you want to beat the crowds, come on Friday night or Saturday!