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Archive for September, 2017

Nuit Blanche

  • September 30 (9-10 p.m.)
  • Cinematheque 100 Arthur Street

Toronto-based group Drunk Feminist Films brings feminists together to dissect their problematic Hollywood favourites with a drink in hand (alcoholic or otherwise) to mock the gender stereotyping they see at work in Hollywood filmmaking. They host regular sold out public screenings as well as webisodes and other online content with outlets including CBC and VICE. As their mandate goes, “At Drunk Feminist Films, we would rather laugh than cry our way through Hollywood representations of gender, race, sexuality, class and other aspects of identity.” Drunk Feminist Films produces lighthearted events and media that use cocktail-fuelled feminist commentary to tease apart the tropes of mainstream movies. Seeing as how they are based in Toronto the group has prepared a special video introduction for the Winnipeg screening which compiles some of their funniest episodes and sharply satirical analyses. Featuring much laughter and clips from The Bodyguard, Crossroads, Save the Last Dance, Gone Girl, Love Actually, A League of their Own, Twilight and Burlesque!

Plays With:

Snapperdoodle / Directed by Arlea Ashcroft & Andrea Von Wichert, 2007, Canada, 4 min / A woman paints with her vagina to please the art hungry masses that crowd her gallery and her life.

Generously Sponsored by Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art and On Screen Manitoba. Coinciding with Culture Days, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is an all night exploration and celebration of contemporary art. These events are free to the public and encourage and celebrate arts and culture in our community.



Cross-Posting from OutThere Sports & Rec

New Activity: Billiards

Hello, Out There Winnipegger!

Join us for billiards at Flea Whiskey's (601 Erin St.). 
We will go every other Monday starting, October 2nd, 7:00- 9:00pm. 
The cost is only $5.00 per person. 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask:

We look forward to seeing you Out There! 

Queer Dance Class!

Drop-in Salsa and Waltz Dance Lessons

  • October 3, 10, 17, and 24 (Tuesdays from 7-8 pm)
  • Take as many or as few classes as you like
  • $10 cash or check only
  • Bring indoor shoes to change into
  • You don’t need to come with a partner
  • You can come 15 minutes early to practice the previous weeks steps
  • Ted Motyka Dance Studio at 460 Main Street

For more info, email Sarah at spaquin100@hotmail.com

Lydia Kwa Reading Sept 22

Roewan Crowe from U of W is hosting Vancouver author Lydia Kwa for a reading at UW on Sept 22nd at 12:30 (Room 2M70). She’ll be reading from her new book Oracle Bone as part of the Thin Air Writers Festival.
This extraordinary magic-realist novel by Singapore-born author Lydia Kwa employs and subverts traditional tropes of Chinese mythology to tell a tale of greed, faith, and female empowerment with a wickedly modern sensibility.

Conference Oct 20-22

C2C: Two Spirit & Queer People of Colour Call to Conversation with LGBT & Allies

C2C logo

“C2C: Two-Spirit & Queer People of Colour: A Call to Conversation with LGBT & Allies” is a conference hosted by the University of Winnipeg (UW) in partnership with Two-Spirit People of Manitoba (http://www.twospiritmanitoba.ca/) and QTPOC Winnipeg (http://qpoc-international.com/about-2/).

The conference is open to leading and emerging 2S people, QPOC, LGBT, and ally scholars, students, and community members throughout the conference October 20-22, 2017.

C2C is a plenary conference, organized around five main panel conversations with leading and emerging 2S people and QPOC.  The conference will foreground 2S and QPOC realities and focus on intersections between these communities.  C2C intends to bring together leading national and international 2S and QPOC scholars, and LGBTQ and cisgender heterosexual allies to engage in conversations that highlight where our communities intersect, what efforts are needed to reconcile our relationships, and celebration of our gifts and achievements.

More information at: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/c2c/index.html

Mais oui, bien sur!

  • 5 à 7: franco-homo Wpg

    On Wednesday, September 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. there will be a meeting of the francophone “rainbow” at Little Brown Jug Brewing Company 336 William Avenue

    Here’s the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/108606076546356/permalink/115844605822503/?comment_id=115964252477205&notif_t=event_mall_comment&notif_id=1504957439701511



Truffle-Making on October 25

Chocolate. Chocolate-making classes. Chocolate-making classes in a lesbian-owned store. Does it get any better?

On October 25 (7 to 8:30 p.m.), you can learn how to make truffles and take home a dozen of them! Private classes are $42 per person (including tax). That includes instruction, supplies, and the truffles you’ll take home. It doesn’t include other chocolates you may want to buy while you’re there. 🙂

Classes are at Decadence Chocolates (70 Sherbrook): https://www.decadencechocolates.ca

You’ll learn some things about chocolate, watch how a ganache is made, and then roll and dip your truffles. Ooo la la.

Email praxis2121@gmail.com if you want to attend. Payment will be required in advance to secure the booking. Maximum 12 people.