Using an arts degree
On Feb. 27, ACI Manitoba is presenting a one day career and creative development symposium titled Creative Entrepreneurship: Putting Your Arts Degree to Work. It promises tips and inspiration for moving from student life to the real world. The cost is $10 for members, $25 for non-members, and includes two meals and snacks. Find more info at creativemanitoba.ca.
The fifth annual tribute to Whitney Houston, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, is happening Feb. 27 at Union Sound Hall. Presented by House of Gold Diamonds. DJs J. Jackson and Mama Cutsworth will be playing tunes by Houston and other musicians. There will also be performances by a few drag queens, including Tyra Boinks and Breyanna Burlesque. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The Sheepdogs are stopping in Winnipeg during their international tour, which is in support of their latest album, Future Nostalgia. The lead single from this album was a top five hit on Canadian rock radio for 10 weeks. The Sheepdogs will be at the Burton Cummings Theatre on Feb. 29. Tickets are $27.50 and available through Ticketmaster.
Women of rock
The Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts is running a four week course titled The Girls Can’t Help It! The Women of Rock – 1950s to 1970s. The four seminars will take place in Bryce Hall of the University of Winnipeg on Thursday evenings from Feb. 25 to March 17. Enrolment is $75. Go to mcma.ca for more details.
Architecture+Film, an ongoing series of film screenings that focus on architecture and design, is hosting another event Feb. 25 at Cinematheque. Irish architectural historian Paul Clerkin will introduce the film, Talking to my Father. The film takes a look at Robin Walker, one of Ireland’s most celebrated architects in the 1960s. Tickets are $8 for students, $9 for everyone else.