Arts and Culture briefs

Free music

Every Friday, the Second Cup at 254 Edmonton St. will host free, live music shows. Friday Nite Live Bands starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 9:30. The series has brought musicians such as Russell Lee and AJ Ongenae in to perform.Organizers are planning theme nights and open mics in the coming weeks.

 

Spin

Until Jan. 31, Evalyn Parry will be taking audiences on a theatrical and musical journey with her show, Spin. The show explores bicycles as a muse, musical instrument and agent of social change. Parry, in part inspired by the story of the first woman to ride a bicycle around the world, looks at history, from 19th century women’s emancipation to current day’s consumer culture. 

 

Flock Art

Flock Art Collective is hosting its first meeting on Jan. 14. Women and non-binary people age 20 to 26 are invited to Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art for this “youngster feminist killjoy crit and craft club,” which will run until the end of March. Meetings take place every Thursday until then from 6 to 9 p.m.

 

Equity in theatre

Across Canada, groups will be gathering to discuss equity in theatre on Jan. 17. Winnipeg’s event will take place at Prairie Theatre Exchange at 3:30 p.m. There will be readings by Winnipeg playwrights Maureen Hunger and Frances Koncan, followed by a panel discussion featuring Hope McIntyre, Debbie Patterson and Evalyn Parry. The event is free. 

 

Modern day heroes

The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) opened an exhibit by local photographer Ian McCausland which shows local athletes posing as gods and goddesses from Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin, another current WAG show. Four models, including University of Winnipeg Wesmen wrestler Finn Higgins, are featured in the exhibit. McCausland’s works will be up until March 6.

 

Methods of Preservation

Starting with an opening reception on Jan. 14 at 4 p.m., Ashley Gillanders: Methods of Preservation will be on display at Gallery 1C03. The photographic sculptures enclosed in Plexiglas make up her first solo show, which will be on display until Feb. 20. Her goal with this show is to confront and accept conventional definitions of photography.

Published in Volume 70, Number 15 of The Uniter (January 14, 2016)

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