Lesbians* for Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Archive for September, 2014

Ideas from LACE Dinner

Here are the ideas for future LACE activities that came up at (the very fine) dinner tonight:

  • Regular movie night during the colder months (even though we want to pretend they don’t exist)
  • Specific movie: Pursuit of Happiness
  • Theatre night in October and/or November
  • Cabaret in January
  • A movie called “Pride”
  • Thursday evening music nights at Gordon King United in Elmwood
  • Mo Mondays (http://momondays.com/winnipeg/)
  • Another dinner

Other suggestions? Email praxis2121@gmail.com

Reel Pride Film Festival: Oct 14-19 (Pre-Festival October 2 and 7)

UnknownIt’s that time of year again! Here are the first Pre-Festival offerings (more details about the actual festival at the link: http://reelpride.org. LACE plans coming up soon. Ticket info for the festival iteself can be found at: http://reelpride.org/tickets/

Pre-Festival Warm-Up Nights: Out in the Night (Free)

Room 231 Isbister Building, The University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
Thursday, October 2, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
University of Manitoba

This documentary film is being shown in partnership with The University of Manitoba Women’s & Gender Studies Program through the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund

Directed by Blair Dorosh-Walther

USA, 2014, 75 min.

Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a ‘Gang of Killer Lesbians’.

Pre-Festival Warm-Up Nights: Night of Rights (Tickets at http://reelpride.org/tickets/)

Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (Documentary)

MTS Classroom, The Canadian Museum For Human Rights
Tuesday, October 7
7:00 PM
Directed by Aerlyn Weissman and Lynne Fernie

Canada, 1992, 85 min.

Compelling, often hilarious and always rebellious, nine women paint a portrait of lesbian sexuality against a backdrop of tabloid headlines, book covers and dramatizations from lesbian pulp novels. The National Film Board of Canada has re-released this seminal classic documentary and REEL PRIDE is pleased to bring this multi-award winning film to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

* GLAAD / L.A. Media Award for Outstanding Independent Film (Lesbian), 1994, Los Angeles – USA

* Public Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary, Festival international de films de Femmes, 1994, Créteil – France

* Genie Award for Best Feature Length Documentary, 1993, Montréal

* Best Documentary, International Film Festival, 1993, Durban – South-Africa

Also on October 7 (9-11 p.m.) Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (Documentary) Tickets at: http://reelpride.org/tickets/

MTS Classroom,The Canadian Museum For Human Rights

USA, 2012, 89 min.

Directed by Michele Josue

Director Michele Josue brings us the Matthew Shepard behind the headlines. An honest and intimate portrait of Matt as he is remembered by those who knew him, it is the story of loss, love, and grief that does not go away. As such, the film will provide a proxy for a wide variety of people and communities to experience first hand the devastation of intolerance, the power of love, and the beauty of compassion.

 * Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Award, Cleveland International Film Festival 2011

If you’re interested in going with other LACErs, email praxis2121@gmail.com.

News about Upcoming Events

Theatre, music, readings, dance, dinners, comedy, exhibits … Know about an event that our community would be interested in? If you have information for LACErs about upcoming arts and cultural events (broadly defined … get it: “broad”-ly?) you can email praxis2121@gmail.com and we’ll post it!

Society of OUT-Standing Artists Show

SOSA will hold its “The 1st (Hopefully Annual) SOSA Members’ Exhibition on Saturday, October 25th from 1-10 p.m. at Rainbow Resource Centre (170 Scott Street). There’s a formal reception at 7 p.m.

SOSA is also planning a seasonal sale on November 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More details to come!

Sheena Grobb Release Party: Sept 17

This album has been described as “ethereal” and “out of this world” by people who have heard the rough mixes (produced here but being mastered at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, England). You can hear it in person, live on September 14 and 17.

Canadian songstress Sheena Grobb’s emotionally grounding performance style along with an impressive repertoire of original songs continually test the limits of her musicality as a singer/songwriter, pianist, guitarist, and literary performer. With a brilliant Mezzo Soprano voice, Sheena’s songs are underscored by a soothing presence and the sophistication of a classical influence. Sheena weaves poetic subtleties together with honest and simple truths, often recognized most by those who experience music on a transcendent level. The profound kinship that Sheena shares with her dedicated following is a reflection of her universal appeal as a quiet recorder of the human condition.

If you’re interested in going with other LACERs, email praxis2121@gmail.com.

Sheena Grobb CD Release of The Breakless Heart
in support of the Living Compassion Project
Wednesday September 17, 2014
(Previous posting was for the first record release evening, September 14)
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg

Doors 7:30pm Show 8:00pm

Tickets can also be purchased by clicking here:


Sept 26: Buccacino’s for Dinner

To kick off Nuit Blanche weekend, we’ll meet for dinner at Buccacino’s at 155 Osborne. You can check out the menu at http://www.buccacinos.com

The reservation is for 5:30 p.m. for drinks and 6:00 for dinner. It’s an earlier dinner so you can catch some of the cultural goings-on after dinner if you like: http://mb.culturedays.ca/en/activities/list
(Click on activities and date/time to see everything that’s going on that night.)

Please RSVP at praxis2121@gmail.com. We have room for 12-14!

Willow Rector: Trapped – This Thursday

Gallery 1C03 at The University of Winnipeg opens its fall season with programs organized in honour of the 30th anniversary of Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, and as part of UWinnipeg’s Artsfest

Willow Rector: TRAPPED
September 11 – November 8, 2014

Opening reception: Thursday, September 11, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Gallery 1C03
Featuring remarks by The University of Winnipeg Vice-President Academic & Provost and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Also, artist talk: Friday, September 26 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 2M70 (2nd floor of Manitoba Hall) at The University of Winnipeg. Co-sponsored by The University of Winnipeg Alumni Affairs Office and Manitoba Craft Council.

TRAPPED features textile embroideries and sculptures drawn from two new bodies of work by visual artist Willow Rector that explore the complex question of identity as it is rooted in our experiences of sexuality, desire, the topography of home, and the cultural narratives of our national identities.

In conjunction with Willow Rector’s TRAPPED exhibition, Gallery 1C03 presents two pieces from Diana Thorneycroft’s Canadians and Americans (best friends forever…it’s complicated) series

Regular Gallery 1C03 hours: Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and Thanksgiving Day.

Gallery 1C03 hours during Artsfest & Culture Days: September 25 – 26: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., September 27 – 28: 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Admission is always free and everyone is welcome. Wheelchair accessible.