Lesbians* for Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Archive for April, 2015

Pride Parade – June 14

LACE is going to participate in the Pride Parade on June 14 as part of the OutThere group, as well as have information at the Pride Mart booth. What do you think should be included? If you’d be interested in participating in a planning meeting in early May, please email praxis2121@gmail.com.

RHP Spring Concert

Rainbow Harmony Project Spring Concert 2015

Music Down in my Soul

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Crescent Fort Rouge United Church at 525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

With drama queens and log-drivin’ women, there’s a song to fill everyone’s soul!

“We have a diverse range of choral pieces selected that allows us to really show our range and capabilities as a choir,” says artistic director Johanna Hildebrand. “ We’ll be performing everything from classical, to Diana Ross, to French, and folk pieces ”

The concert will feature smaller groups of choir members, including Lesbian Potluck and Crockpot Crooners along with a backup band made up of our favourite musicians. “It’s going to be a fun, uplifting evening and we invite anyone who enjoys listening to choral music to come out,” says Hildebrand.

Door Prizes
Prize 1: 2 Season Passes for Many Gifts 2015 and Spring Concert 2016
Prize 2: Two $100 Tickets for Diversity Dinner & Art Auction 2016

Tickets: $15
Available at: The Happy Cooker, McNally Robinson Booksellers (Grant Park),
Rainbow Resource Centre and Choir Members

Comedy Fest

If you missed all the promo, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival has an all-woman show on April 10 at 9:30 p.m.  Last we heard, tickets were going as fast as couscous at a potluck.

You can find more details (including purchasing the $18 tickets) here: http://www.winnipegcomedyfestival.com/tickets/display,performance/242/the-no-bro-show-2

Research Project

A researcher from the University of Manitoba is conducting a study called “Safe and Inclusive Housing for LGBT Older Adults,” and is looking for participants for her project.

Here is the information on the project:

The purpose of this study is to understand the experiences of LGBT* older adults living in congregate housing spaces by identifying barriers to feeling safe and included in those spaces, and also to identify what is currently being done that helps older LGBT* feel safe and included in those spaces.

I am currently seeking participants to take part in a research project about the housing experiences of older LGBT* adults. By participating in the project you can provide valuable insight into what the experience of living in congregate housing spaces is like for older LGBT* adults and contribute to raising awareness among community organizations and policy makers:

To be eligible participants should:
Over the age of 55;
Self-identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Genderqueer, Gender Nonconforming, or otherwise as non-heterosexual;
Live in congregate housing such as a 55+ housing, or other housing units with a shared communal space;
Speak English;
Able to use a camera or some kind of device that can take photographs;
Able to attend a training session, an interview, and a focus group;
Live in Winnipeg.

You can contact Morgan Stirling (the investigator) at 204-297-2850 or umstirli@myumanitoba.ca

QPOC Ladies’ Night

Just a reminder that tomorrow (Saturday) is QPOC Ladies’ Night at the Tallest Poppy.

The first Saturday of every month is dedicated to women having a safe and great night out! Get dressed up for a night of dancing, seeing old friends and making new ones 🙂

DJ C8e and DJ Two Topping keep the dance floor PACKED all night long!
Cover $10

  • 685 Westminster
  • Fully accessible venue
  • *Gender Inclusive event*

Winnipeg Pride

Save the date! Pride of the Prairies runs from June 5 to June 14 this year. Check out the website for more information on all the related events: http://www.pridewinnipeg.com. You can contact them if you want to volunteer. It’s a great way to meet people!

The OutThere Sports and Rec group wants to put together a float and has invited L*ACE to participate. We’ll check back with people on the LACE listserv a little closer to the date, but if you’re interested in participating you can email praxis2121@gmail.com.

Two months and two days to go!