FemFest kicks off on Sept. 17 with shows about women’s lives, including a woman’s struggles as a transgender poet and a comedy duo’s growing pains. With the theme transformations, touring and local artists will showcase the talent of women in theatre. Shows take place in the University of Winnipeg’s own Asper Centre for Theatre and Film until Sept. 24.
To give a better taste of the local art scene, Woodlands Gallery is launching the Supplementary Artists Program (SAP!). The gallery will display art by Manitobans for a limited time, starting on Sept. 16 with an exhibition titled Roots, featuring Tracey Kucheravy and Geneviève Levasseur. Both artists are inspired by their surroundings, from Shoal Lake, to Lake of the Woods, to Paris.
Art from the Attic
Making art affordable, Grands’n’More Winnipeg are reselling donated art to support grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa who are caring for children orphaned because of untreated HIV/AIDS. While most art will be priced between $25 and $75, some will go for as low as $5. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 18, pieces will be available at Corydon Community Centre.
Renowned French guitarist Gaëlle Solal will perform a variety of genres, including classical melodies and jazz, on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. The Alliance Française du Manitoba arranged the show at Precious Blood Church as one of its many programs to teach and promote French and its diverse culture. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Count Bass D
Atlanta-based rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist Count Bass D is making an appearance at The GoodWill Social Club on Sept. 17. He’s coming after releasing his first vocal album in five years. Instantly New melds R&B, soul, funk and rap, showing off his gospel roots in the mix. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door or through ticketfly.com.