Lesbians* for Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Archive for April, 2014

6th Annual Big Fat Queer Dance Party

  • Sunday, June 1
  • 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Windsor Hotel – Blues Bar

The QueerView Collective and ChubRub Productions bring you The Big Fat Queer Pride Party! A Burlesque Caberet followed by a kitchen dance party!!

Winnipeg’s Largest and Most Fabulous Burlesque and Cabaret Troupe will grace the stage for your viewing pleasure! ChubRub Productions celebrates under represented bodies, and skewers traditional beauty standards using their unique, and sexy as hell, body-loving dance and comedy. 

The show offers something for everyone, no matter which stripe you live in within the love-rainbow (or how thick that stipe is!). We’ve got rainbows, cake, tutus, BDSM Spike heels, 12 foot bullwhips, and a sense of humour so sharp you’ll cut yourself. 

Starring: Heather Witherton, Ray Eskritt, Johsa Manzilla and Melissa Granovsky. Come twirl under the glitter, cheer on the chub and let your freak flag fly! 

QueerView DJ’s will be brining the noise with all your favourite dancey beats! DJ’s Fleur, IT, Incredible Thunder Force and Jonny Mexico will have you dancing till the wee hours of the morning!!

The Windsor is a physically accessible space – with bar, dance floor, seating and bathrooms all located on the same ground level floor.

All this for just $7.00!
Advance tickets available at The Foxy Shop and Smitten (as of May 01)

The Unbecoming Cabaret – May 23

  • Friday, May 23
  • Pyramid Cabaret
  • Doors at 8pm
    Cabaret at 8:30pm
    Followed by a dance party with QueerView DJs

Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism and QueerView present:

An extravaganza of performances by transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and Two Spirit artists, from Winnipeg and afar.

MC’d by Mirha-Soleil Ross and Red Durkin

With performances by:

Cat Fitzpatrick
Janis Maudlin & Remy Robertson
Max Wolf Valerio
Micha Cárdenas
Morgan Sea
Samuel Ace
Sunny Drake
Tom Cho


Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Free entry for conference registrants

Advance tickets available at Rainbow Resource Centre, UWSA Info Booth, Into the Music, and McNally Robinson.

Advance tickets entered into a door prize draw for:
* a gift certificate to Jonnies Sticky Buns
* books from McNally Robinson
* a haircut from Caroline at Berns & Black

Register and view the full conference schedule at writingtransgenres.com

5th Annual Dyke March

  • Saturday, May 31
  • 1 p.m. 
  • River and Osborne Community Centre

Check Facebook for more details and info on who’s all going.


Research Request

This isn’t an arts and entertainment bulletin, but is information about an important research project being done.

We are contacting you to inform you of an upcoming study that may be of interest to you. In this study we are interested in learning about the experiences of healthcare in Winnipeg for those who identify as a lesbian, or who has identified as a lesbian in the past.

If you would like to share your experiences related to the health care you received in the past or currently, we would like to talk to you.

This study is being conducted by Dr. Deborah McPhail, Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba and the Rainbow Resource Centre.

If you volunteer for this study, you will be asked to participate in a focus group that is expected to take 1-2 hours. Participation is voluntary and this will not negatively affect your future health care. The information that you provide to us based on your experiences will be used to inform health care practice in the area of LGBTQ health. Participants will be provided with snacks at the focus group. Childcare will be provided.

If you have questions regarding this study or you would like to volunteer to participate in this study please contact Claudyne Chevrier at 204-930-6444 or by email at claudyne.chevrier@gmail.com.


Dinner – May 9

Quite a few new people are signing up for L*ACE info. Welcome! If you’re interested in attending a dinner ‘meet and greet’ on Friday, May 9 please email praxis2121@gmail.com and we’ll figure out a good location for the number of people that sign up. 

L*ACE is a casual gathering of lesbians (LBT) who get together from time to time for dinner, arts and cultural entertainment events. The information is cross-posted through Rainbow Resource Centre, Society of Out-Standing Artists, and another general email listserv for Winnipeg lesbians.

A note on privacy: the names of people following the listserv are known only to the site administrator or if you post a comment on one of the posts. Once an event is being arranged, the people interested in attending will get a group email so there are no surprises on the day of the event.

Finally, if you know of artsy and entertaining things of interest to our community going on, please send us the information! We’re happy to pass it on along the grapevine.

Coming soon: info on May and June events, including Pride events.

Society of OUT-Standing Artists (SOSA) Events


Gathering of Womyn at the Norwood

This may or may not be artsy, but it’ll definitely be entertainment!

At noon on Saturday, May 3rd there will be a gathering of womyn in the pub at the Norwood Hotel. As the organizer, Kelly Dyck, says: “Come on down for some good food, friends, drinks…..perhaps it will be nicer weather by then! Bring friends. The more the merrier.”

For more information, you can email praxis2121@gmail.com

Reminder: Suss and Special Guests

Süss’s Album release party , Myths On My Body, at the Gas Station Art Centre, 445 River Ave.

Süss weaves together stories pulling on the body, from polyamorous confession to a rural dreaming cactus to a mini-me version of a mythical deep sea creature parasitically living in a broken-hearted chest cavity.

Playing fingerpicking style on an acoustic guitar, Süss plays with some of Winnipeg’s finest musicians and singers. Süss presents the stories in full concert mode with special opening act, The Eagle Lake Owls.

Tickets $17 in advance at Into The Music, the U of W info booth. $20 at the door.

What does this sound like? Listen on the website: www.sussmusic.com