Arts and culture briefs

Ciné Sinclaire 

Ethically produced porn site Ciné Sinclaire launched on Jan. 1, and it is hosting its first screening on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. at The Handsome Daughter. Six films will be shown at this Genderfest event, including works by Kitty Stryker, Jacqueline Mary, Taylor J. Mace and Kate Sinclaire herself. Cover is $8 at the door, $5 for low income folks. 

 

Winnipeg designs at EQ3 

EQ3 is unveiling new furniture pieces designed by Canadians, including three Winnipeggers. Visual artist Kenneth Lavallee’s Métis-inspired quilt, industrial designer Matthew Kroeker’s Mennonite-inspired windsor chair and EQ3 creative director Thom Fougere’s stools will be available for purchase Feb. 13. These designs are part of the Assembly collection, which customers can find at EQ3 located at 1545B Portage Ave. 

 

Nick’s off Broadway 

Nick’s on Broadway is straying from home for its first ever pop-up event. On Feb. 13, the sandwich shop is taking over The Handsome Daughter at 6 p.m. for Comfort Food for Winter. The event lasts as long as the food does. The menu includes meatballs, McTartare sliders, succotash, baked apple and brownie. The portions are the perfect size for sharing. 

 

Celebrities who can’t act 

So You Think You Can Act is bringing past winners and audience favourites back for its fifth annual fundraiser. Local celebrities lacking acting skills will be paired with actors to perform a scene for a panel of judges. This reality-show parody will be hosted by Lara Rae, founder of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. For more information, go to sarasvati.ca. 

 

Fundrive Wrap Up 

CKUW’s annual fundraiser, Fundrive, is wrapping up on Feb. 12 at The Good Will Social Club with local musicians. For $10 at the door, you’ll get to see Holy Void, Odd Outfit, The Zorgs, Fever Rose and DJ P. This is the University of Winnipeg’s radio station’s last chance to reach its $60,000 goal for the fundraiser. For more information, go to ckuw.ca.

Published in Volume 70, Number 19 of The Uniter (February 11, 2016)

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