Amid the flurry of information and misinformation and speculation that has saturated every online platform for the last couple weeks, there has been a thread of cringe-inducing positivity regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we keep self-isolating and practicing social distancing, the apocalyptic jitters can rise to a fever pitch. We are being warned by many mainstream media outlets, health experts and government officials that this is just the beginning, and that, especially if people keep going out and about and conducting business as usual, this new reality could last for months – if not an entire year. So, how do we deal?
Global pandemic // Free streaming services // Take an online tour of a museum // Read books // STAY HOME
Record Sundaze at Barn Hammer // Collage with Takashi Iwasaki // Nothin Butt ‘90s: Freeway // Crywank at Forth // Wheels & Feels // Treaty Talks with Elder Harry Bone
Garland Party! // Transcendent // Craftivism at MAWA // Anthony OKS album release // Sounds of Curtains (now destroyed) // First Fridays - Women, Art & Identity
Pop Up Drag Show // Sea Moya (Germany) // Micah Erenberg/Slow Leaves // Urban Ecology Walk: Energy and the Cosmic Whole // Keynote: Dr. Otto on ”Gender, Sexuality, & the Bauhaus“ // Decolonizing Lens: Art and Activism
Body of Intrigue // Darkroom drop-in // Cream of the Crap IX // Community discussion on public housing // Indigenous Music Showcase // William Prince Matinee
Poptart presents Pillow Talk! // CKUW Fundrive kickoff party // Paper Valentine’s bouquets // Alyssa Fearon curator talk // Merging Mindsets, Wearable Tech // Perogy dinner and cake auction
Heartbeat City EP release // Speaking Crow: February Edition // Sustainable Winnipeg Panel // Lecture by Diane Driedger // Restoration Tuesdays at Cinematheque // Manitoba Music x Real Love Thursday
From the very recent destruction of the homeless camps by the Disraeli Bridge, to making diamond lanes open to cabs, the City’s decisions can be head-scratching at best and heartbreaking at worst.
Winnipeg’s Métis history is being explored by new public art works.
Plant This Movie // Pizza fundraiser for Arts Junktion // Winterruption Winnipeg // Sweet on Sustainability // Indigenous Is Not a genre // Two solo exhibitions at Plug In ICA
Shop Take Care (109 Osborne St.), opened in February 2017, has been a smashing success, so much so that owner Jill Zdunich is opening a second location in March.
Matthew Rankin’s first feature-length film, The Twentieth Century, looks like Guy Maddin’s The Saddest Music In The World and a Canadian Heritage Minute took acid and gave birth to a wombat in a powdered wig
Steve Basham & the Vanity Dads // Hinterland Remixed // The Circus of Objects // DIY Screen-printing workshop // Wrapped Rainbows
Freya Perron’s Heirlooms // Mirror with a Memory // Full Moon Show at Handsome Daughter // States of Beauty // Closet Space: Celebrating Bigger Bodies // Skywalk Lecture
1. Lo Pub
2. Music Trader
3. Tiny Feast
1. Begonia - Fear
2. Yes We Mystic - Ten Seated Figures
3. Jamboree - Melt / Living Hour - Softer Faces / Taylor Janzen - Shouting Matches (tie)
Jordan Stranger artist talk // Miss Club 200 Pageant // Chastity Belt with Living Hour // Cherry Cherry at Into The Music // Shasha McArthur at Plug In ICA // Gedi Sibony: Dialogues in Art
Glassreel at Into The Music // PLATFORM members’ screening // Rebecca Belmore book launch // Art opening at Blinkers // Young Lungs celebrates 15 years // Alison James artist talk