Whiny Femmes, a new Winnipeg zine, is looking for submissions for its first issue. Femmes of all genders are encouraged to submit their writing and art about rejection, pet peeves, existentialism and favourite whiny lyrics, playlists and poems to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name and an optional one-sentence bio. The deadline is Nov. 30.
For its fifth season, Outside Joke has once again partnered with the Gas Station Arts Centre. The improv group promises musical improv, sketch comedy, folk music and contemporary dance in its 2016/17 season. The next show is Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets to Outside Jokes + Hunks are $12 for students and arts workers, $15 for everyone else.
Real Love album
Real Love Winnipeg is releasing Beach Station Blues V! on Nov. 18. Nine Manitoba bands met at a Winnipeg Beach home-turned-recording studio for a weekend to record the album. The venue encouraged collaboration and experimentation. The release party is happening on Nov. 18 at The Good Will Social Club. After that, the album will be available at Music Trader.
YA Indigenous fiction
Manitoba-born Métis writer Deborah L. Delaronde will be in Winnipeg on Nov. 19 to release her 10th book, The Stone Gift. Her first young adult fantasy novel, the story focuses on the lives of Indigenous teens living in rural Manitoba. It’s about standing strong in the face of gang violence and embracing love, relationships and magic.
APTN a great employer
For the fifth year in a row, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers by MediaCorp Canada Inc. In its 17th year, APTN is the first Aboriginal television network in the world and the only independent Aboriginal network in Canada. It provides employees with ongoing development opportunities and shows a commitment to families.