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FemFest after Dinner on the 20th

We’re already a full dozen for dinner on September 20th (including a guest from Toronto). Decisions about the restaurant location will be made this weekend, so please email by Saturday evening if you want to join the group.

The suggestion was made to also go to the 9 p.m. show at Femfest after dinner. FemFest, a festival celebrating women playwrights, is one of Sarasvati’s main events of the year and well worth supporting.

The 9 p.m. show is White Man’s Indian at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film: http://sarasvati.ca/product/white-mans-indian/   “This is the story of Eva, a Cree teenage girl, and her journey through the maze of a White Man’s high school. It is a hilarious quest for identity and spirituality through the hallways of teen angst, racism, and an evil prom queen.”

Everyone must purchase their own ticket! Here’s a link to the ticket page: http://sarasvati.ca/product/white-mans-indian/

If you can’t make dinner but want to join the group going to the theatre, you can email praxis2121@gmail.com and we’ll meet up at the theatre around 8:30 p.m.

FemFest 2018

Sarasvàti Productions is experimental and transformative theatre that presents significant social issues, engages in community collaboration, and supports emerging artists.

FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance
FemFest (September 10 to 22) features a series of plays by and for women. FemFest celebrates 16 years with a focus on life-changing theatre for everyone. Highlights from the festival include touring performers from Toronto to Morocco and a collaboration between Sarasvàti and Manohar Performing Arts of Canada to produce The Game. We’re also pleased to offer a walking art tour this year.

Full details at http://femfest.ca

Schedule details at: http://sarasvati.ca/femfest/femfest-schedule-2018/

Stay tuned for LACE plans to go to FemFest!

 

 

ResisDance

A night of feminist comedy and dance is being held to support Women’s Health Clinic on September 21. Mama Cutsworth and Lady LP will be spinning the tunes, and comedians are Ashley Burdett, Danielle Kayahara, Elissa Kixen, and Angie St. Mars. The Fat Babes Dance Collective will put on a special performance.

  • The Good Will Social Club
  • 625 Portage Avenue
  • Doors open at 8 p.m.

More info and tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resisdance-a-night-of-feminist-comedy-dance-tickets-48923829491?aff=ebdsorderfblightbox

Events Information

If you have information about an event that falls within the category of “Arts, Culture, and Entertainment” and you think it would be of interest to LBTQ* galz in Winnipeg, please feel free to send it to praxis2121@gmail.com for distribution.

L*ACE was originally formed about fifteen years ago as an addition to the queer bar scene. (Not that there’s anything wrong with the bar scene! In fact, it’s a shame that there’s so little left of it.) It’s just nice to have a variety of ways to connect with “the community”, especially as we get a bit older and the meeting places become fewer.

There are over 130 galz currently following the blog: single or in relationships, from Winnipeg or new to the scene, slightly older or slightly younger. Some want to get updates on what’s happening around town and others want to go out and meet people. Gatherings are planned about once a month and are entirely drop-in, so there’s no sense of any obligation. Events are planned around what people feel like doing: theatre, concerts, games night, movies, dinners. Come when you can and want to! Feel free to bring friends.

 

 

Drinks and Dinner – Sept 20

Ready to shift gears into fall? Nope, neither are we. But a LACE dinner to share summer stories is just the ticket to cure what ails you. It’s been ages!

A group of gals is gathering on Thursday, September 20 to talk about “What I Did on My Summer Vacation”. True or invented stories are equally welcome, and we’ll check out the fall theatre, gallery and event schedule while we’re at it.

Drinks at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. 

Restaurant choices include: Saperavi on Corydon (https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g154954-d10353095-Reviews-Saperavi-Winnipeg_Manitoba.html), The Grove on Academy (http://www.winnipeggroups.com/plan-your-tour/group-friendly-restaurants/display,listing/05223/the-grove-pub-and-restaurant), and Homer’s on Ellice (https://homers.ca). Final decision will be made by the people planning to attend. Other ideas for reasonably-priced restaurants that can handle groups of 10-14 are always welcome!

Email praxis2121@gmail.com if you want to go.