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Archive for January, 2015

Mark your calendar!

SARASVATI PRODUCTIONS presents: International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues: Super Women!

March 7 at 4pm and 8pm
Tickets: $10
Get tickets here: http://sarasvati.ca/season/iww-super-women/
Stay tuned for a related LACE dinner!

Sarasvati Productions will again be producing and taking to the community a cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is Super Women, which means that stories will focus on extraordinary women or ordinary women who have done incredible things! The evening will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights, performed by a talented local cast. It gives voice to women of all backgrounds and covers topics from the hilarious to the inspiring.

Note: Some of the monologues will contain strong language.

Performance Line-Up

At the Gate by Sandra Drag
Performed by Elena Anciro
A remarkable woman’s tale of wrestling a family away from a horrific car accident. Poetically and ambiguously weaved, the story is related with increasing difficulty, until the truth unfolds.

Of Heart and Tree by Christine Rodriguez
Performed by Shanley Jardine
A mother attempts to make sense of her autistic son’s life through this heart-wrenching story

Zelda with a Z, by Frances Koncan
Performed by Kim Kakegamic
The audience becomes… the audience, of a talk show! Zelda with a Z, is an exuberant and flustered host as she talks to us about her life with writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Glory Bound by Scott Douglas
Performed by Samantha Walters
A comic book come to life! Glory Girl attempts to escape her captors, but is she really bound against her will?

Loretta by Step Taylor
Performed by Lorraine James
Loretta lies to her drug addict son about losing her job so that he can focus on passing his exams and graduating, but the jig is now up.

An Inheritance by Jennica Grienke
Performed by Liz Whitbread
Get to know a little girl struggling with the death of her mother and a new understanding of what her father truly is. Meet a young woman, angry with God, and faced with a horrifying decision. Now meet Ida, reliving her trauma in the hopes of healing before it’s too late.

John Fubbister (also known as Isobel Gun) by Sandy Klowak
Performed by Mallory James
They said it was impossible- that the grueling work of a fur trader in the wilds of Rupert’s Land would break a European woman like a twig. Not if Isobel Gunn has anything to say about it.

Mutated by Carly Pokoradi
Performed by Jenna Jenna Leanne Hill
Travel the world! Go on adventures! Have a f$*k ton of… well, never mind. Bea’s exciting life plans are put on hold when she’s faced with a life-altering situation.

Urban Nun by Dave Carley
Performed by Jane Burpee
Probably the coolest nun at the convent in her day, this wildly rebellious woman reveals her thoughts on life and God through her time at the nun retreat.

QPOC Ladies’ Night

Just a heads up that the next Ladies’ Night (Feb 7th) organized by QPOC will be at Club 200. After that, it’s back to the regular spot, The Tallest Poppy. You can find details on Facebook if you search “QPOC WINNIPEG PRESENTS: LADIES NIGHT”. Please share this info with those who are not on Facebook.

Genderfest 2015

Genderfest Winnipeg – 2015

Here is a current listing of what Genderfest Winnipeg has to offer. (Please note that this list will be updated as more events get listed – check back at Genderfest Winnipeg on Facebook for updates)


Sat Jan 31 – Bounce With Me. featuring Sissy Nobby (New Orleans) – Genderfest opening party – the Pyramid Cabaret doors at 9:30pm

Wed Feb 4 – Gender in Winnipeg’s Media – hosted by OutWords – Millenium Library – 7pm – 9pm

Fri Feb 6 – She Speaks Sweet Talk – MAWA – 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Fri Feb 6- Different Strokes for Different Folks: A Showcase of Local Queer Artists and Performers – The Handsome Daughter – Doors at 6:30 pm

Wed Feb 11 – Drop The Mic – QTPOC Open Mic Night – hosted by QPOC Winnipeg and Institute of Women and Gender Studies – The Handsome Daughter – 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Fri Feb 13 – Zines & Tea for Genderfest – hosted by Cockroach Zine – Neigborhood Cafe – 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Fri Feb 13- Sun Feb 15 – Eli Clare will be presenting on a variety of topics relative to queerness and disability – check back for detailed info

Sat Feb 14th closing party at Club 200 – PIN UPS AND SAILORS – doors at 9:00 pm

Cross-posting: Charades

Charades Night

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Join us for an evening of creative fun, playing the world’s favourite party game. Players act out simple phrases, like movie titles, while their teammates enjoy guessing the words.

You don’t have to be an experienced actor.  As long as you are have a little imagination and can enjoy being a little goofy!

Participants are invited to bring beverages, finger food, desserts or munchies. All participants are required to bring along their sense of humour!

The evening will begin at 6:30 pm and end at 11 pm.  Games will run from 8 pm to 9:30 or 10.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Thomas Novak at tnovak@mymts.net or call 204-287-8583. Once you sign up, we will send you further further information, including directions to the venue.

Cross-posting: Saturday Skiing

18 people of varying levels of skiing experience attended last Saturday’s skiing day at Bird’s Hill Park. A fair bit of ridiculous behaviour was witnessed. If you missed it but wish you hadn’t, X-C skiing is on again at Windsor Park golf course this coming Saturday. The group is meeting at 10 a.m.

You can find details at: http://outtherewinnipeg.com/xcski/schedule/

Researcher Seeks Interviewees

unnamed-2A study is being conducted by Dr. Deborah McPhail, Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba and the Rainbow Resource Centre to learn about the experiences of healthcare in Winnipeg for those who identify as a lesbian, or who have 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. If you volunteer for this study, you will be asked to participate in an one-on-one interview 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.

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.

Cowardfest Coming Soon!


LACE is going to see Blithe Spirit at Ralph Connor House (54 Westgate) on January 30 at 7:30 p.m. Email praxis2121@gmail.com by January 16 if you’d like to go. Tickets are $25.

Gathering material for a new novel, Charles Condomine organizes a séance. Mystic Mme. Arcati, along with Charles’ wife Ruth and their friends the Bradmans, settle in for an evening of skepticism and paranormal activity. Unbeknownst to everyone but Charles, the séance is a success and Elvira, his first wife, is back in his life: a ghost who’s not going anywhere anytime soon!

Nestled in the parlour at Ralph Connor House, guests will enjoy drinks and music with jazz singer Helen White and songs by the playwright himself.

Do not miss this uniquely intimate evening of Coward’s finest comedy!

More info on the Master Playwright Festival at: http://www.mtc.mb.ca/Festivals-Events/Master-Playwright-Festival/Master-Playwright-Festival.aspx

Directed by Ross McMillan
Cast: Terri Cherniack, Sarah Constible, Trish Cooper, Steven Ratzlaff, Charlene Van Buekenhout, Stefanie Wiens

2 hours (plus intermission)

Cross-posting: Weekend Skiing

OutThere skiing is headed to Bird’s Hill this coming Saturday, January 17. It’ll be the 4 km Chickadee Trail (ranked “easy”). Here’s the link: http://outtherewinnipeg.com/xcski/schedule/

The meeting place will be the Tim Horton’s at 646 Archibald St at 11:00am and we will plan to leave by 11:30am. Those needing to rent equipment will have time prior to the carpool to pick up skis that morning.

If you need to rent skis for ski days at Birds Hill Park, go to Woodcock Cycleworks a half hour or so ahead of time, 433 St Mary’s Rd. It’s about a 5 minute drive to our carpool spot so you’ll have time to get them before we meet. Ask for the Classic Blue Package; it’s $16.00 and includes everything you need. Ski rentals cannot be booked in advance.

Four or five LACE gals are going; email praxis2121@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Club 200: Unicornfest

Club 200
at 9:00pm – 3:00am

Doors are at 9 PM and cover is $5.00 or PWYC
18+ ID required!!
Come early, this event is PACKED every year!!! 

It’s BACK!!! for its 5th year of awesomeness … Dance Unicorn, DANCE!!! Everyone is welcome to dress up, down, not at all or any combination of the above, and head over to Club 200 for a night of pure dancing fun!!!

Come and let your inner unicorn bust loose for a night of super amazing fun times and wicked ass prancing!! Prizes for most creative use of pretty much anything!!! Dressing to impress the other unicorns is strongly encouraged!!

✬✬✬ WIN TICKETS TO Bounce With Me. featuring Sissy Nobby (New Orleans) the genderfest winnipeg opening party!!

✬✬✬ Prizes for best unicorn! Prizes for most creative use of glitter,cardboard, whatever – be creative in your unicorn-ing!!!

✬✬✬ DJ’s: C8E, Two Topping, Blain Bee and guests playing dirty beats, grindy treats and retro feats!!

*** Club 200 is a physically accessible space ***

✬✬✬ MAIN STREET PROJECT is in need of gently used clothing – so, bring in what you would like to donate – this is an excellent time of year to purge your closet!!!

This event is a Fundraiser for Genderfest Winnipeg a 17 day (ish) kick ass festival that takes place in February .. check out the event line up at Genderfest Winnipeg for info on whats happening, who’s coming, and where it will all take place!

Cross-Posting: OutThere Skiing Starts Saturday!

Get Your Ski’s Shined Up…

Well Mother Nature is finally cooperating. So, we will go skiing this Saturday at the Windsor Park Nordic Centre. On-site equipment rentals are available for $15.00, trail fees are $5.00 per person. This week’s trail is the Green Loop. It’s a 3 km easy rated trail, which will likely be plenty given the weather forecast and the fact that no one has had their skis out yet.

No experience is necessary for this trail.

We will meet in the clubhouse at 10:00am and should be on the trail by 10:30am.

RSVP by email to Alan Moore at xcski@outtherewinnipeg.com by 9pm Friday, January 9th.

At least one LACE member will be going. Anyone else? 

If you go to the Home page (http://outtherewinnipeg.com) you can subscribe to the listserv to find out everything that’s going on.

Check out the super organized winter schedule at: http://outtherewinnipeg.com/xcski/schedule/