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Archive for February, 2019

More Theatre! Dragonfly

DRAGONFLY  by Lara Rae
March 14 – 24, 2019
Rachel Browne Theatre / 211 Bannatyne Ave.

Tickets: Students: $15/ Seniors: $22/ Adults: $27

This Original Workshop production is from Theatre Projects Manitoba in association with the Manitoba Association of Playwrights.

Tickets: TheatreProjectsManitoba.ca/shows/Dragon-fly  Or call 204-989-2400

In Dragonfly, running March 14-24 in Winnipeg, Lara Rae has written a play for anyone interested in gender identity, trans experience, theatre, poetry and storytelling.

ABOUT THE PLAY

Dragonfly tells the raw and heartfelt story of Lara Rae’s half century long (and counting) gender odyssey. In this original and poetic new work, Lara Rae tells the raw and heartfelt story of her half century long (and counting) gender odyssey. Two actors, one male, one female, illuminate the inner life of a trans woman from her Scottish childhood in the 1960’s to the present day.

Matching our inside to our outside is always hard. For trans people it’s often a matter of life and death. Stripping away the visual cues that both define and imprison transgender people, Dragonfly is a call to all of us to forge creativity from chaos.

A Note on Content: Dragonfly is an autobiographical, poetic journey that uses language, memory and storytelling as tools to explore the writer’s  life.  There are mature themes such as substance abuse, addiction, suicide and  sexual violence. The content can be strong and evocative.

 

Theatre Reminder

A quick reminder if you’d like to go to dinner and theatre:
Sarasvàti Productions will again be producing and taking to the community our cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is Here I Am, featuring an array of stories about embracing identity with pride and coming into one’s own.
Who would like to get together for dinner, followed by this show?
Saturday, March 9
8PM
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
(at U of W, 400 Colony Street)
The venue is an accessible space with gender-inclusive washrooms on the second floor.
Tickets $15 (plus $2.50 for on-line purchases) or cash at the door.
For tickets, call (204) 586-2236 or visit http://sarasvati.ca/season/iww-2019-cabaret-of-monologues/
For supper we can gather at Homer’s which is a short walk from the theatre. Dinner at 5:30 so we aren’t rushed!
If you are interested in dinner, the theatre or both, please contact annaschmidt.clean@gmail.com
(Please plan to arrange for your own theatre ticket)

Festive Get Together

For those who are not on her email list, Kelly Black sent out the following information:

Fri Mar 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm

190 Garry St, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
Club 200

Come on down! We are gathering to meet old and new friends, and have some great food, happy hour prices, wonderful music, meat draws,etc. You just never know who is going to show up. But it’s always lots of fun. See you then.

 

March 9 dinner and theatre

Sarasvàti Productions will again be producing and taking to the community our cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is Here I Am, featuring an array of stories about embracing identity with pride and coming into one’s own.
Who would like to get together for dinner, followed by this show?
Saturday, March 9
8PM
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
(at U of W, 400 Colony Street)
The venue is an accessible space with gender-inclusive washrooms on the second floor.
Tickets $15 (plus $2.50 for on-line purchases) or cash at the door.
For tickets, call (204) 586-2236 or visit http://sarasvati.ca/season/iww-2019-cabaret-of-monologues/
For supper we can gather at Homer’s which is a short walk from the theatre. Dinner at 5:30 so we aren’t rushed!
If you are interested in dinner, the theatre or both, please contact annaschmidt.clean@gmail.com
(Please plan to arrange for your own theatre ticket)

X-C Ski Day at Bittersweet

A group of LACEy gals is going skiing on February 17!

Here’s info on the trails at Bittersweet: https://www.ccsam.ca/wheretoski/groups/bittersweet/

A chance to get out of Dodge, gorgeous trails, nice warming facilities, a variety of trails, and great company! If you’d like to carpool and ski with a group (which will include both beginners and advanced skiers), you can email praxis2121@gmail.com. One group will be leaving Winnipeg earlier in the morning to get in a full day of skiing, but other groups can leave at other times and just meet up there.

Big Ski Day at Bittersweet

February 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Louis Riel Day — Sunday, February 17, 2019 — by joining us at Bittersweet for our Big Ski Day. Skiers can tally their total distances skied that day. We will add them to the distances of other skiers. Can we accumulate enough km to ski all the way across Manitoba? (490 km) This is a ‘no fee’ event. (Donations would be appreciated.)

No one is too young! (We know a young lad of 5 who skis North Star, and he does it without poles!)

No one is too old! (Salute our 93 year old Bittersweet Founder, who still gets out on the trails that he designed so long ago!)

Ski for an hour! Ski for an afternoon! Ski all day! The distances will be tallied throughout the day, as we stride and glide our virtual way from the Ontario border all the way to Saskatchewan.

Details:

  • Course opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 5:00 PM.
  • Register at the Nordic Centre when you arrive; report your tally as you leave.
  • Skier fuel: We will have complimentary hot chilli, water, cookies, tea, and coffee all day … or bring your own favourite power snacks.

 

Next “Festive Get Together”

  • Friday, March 1
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • Club 200 (190 Garry Street)

Come on down! We are gathering to meet old and new friends, and have some great food, happy hour prices, wonderful music, meat draws, etc. You just never know who is going to show up. But it’s always lots of fun. See you then.

(Kelly Black’s events are listed on WhoozIn)

 

He ho! Festival du Voyageur

He ho!

Anyone interested in attending Festival du Voyageur with a group of fellow LACE members? Friday, February 22nd is Voyageur Pride night at the Snow Bar!
Email Anna at annaschmidt.clean@gmail.com if you are interested.
For more program info and to purchase your day pass ($25) see https://www.heho.ca/en/