Arts and culture briefs

Dilla Day Winnipeg

On Feb. 7, memorials will be held around the world for producer/rapper/musician J Dilla. Dilla Day Winnipeg is taking place at The Good Will. Starting at 9 p.m., Super Duty Tough Work (SDTW) will act as an 8-piece live MPC. MCs and musicians will perform Dilla classics, renditions and interpretations, backed by the SDTW band.

 

Big Love

Asper Centre of Theatre and Film’s Acting III: Honours Class is presenting Charles L. Mee’s Big Love on Feb. 5 to 7 and Feb. 10 to 12, at 8 p.m. each night. The play, based on an ancient Greek myth, is about 50 brides who immigrate from Greece to Italy. The show is free. Visit theatre.uwinnipeg.ca to reserve a seat.

 

Drop the Mic

Queer and Trans People of Colour (QTPOC) presents its third edition of Drop the Mic on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at The Handsome Daughter. Self-identified queer and trans people of colour will take the mic to share storytelling, comedy, music, and more. Sign up for five minutes of stage time through the Facebook event page, QTPOC Drop the Mic #3.

 

Funds for Plug In ICA

Plug In ICA has received $80,000 USD from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The money will be used to fund programming for the next two years. The foundation generally makes donations to institutions in the United States, but makes some international exceptions. This is the second time it has made an exception for Plug In ICA.

 

Library Happy Hour

The Winnipeg Public Library is bringing its adult story time to The Good Will Social Club on Feb. 10. Attendees can sit back with with beer and pizza while library staff read them stories. Roald Dahl and Dorothy Parker pieces have been promised to be a part of the line-up. The event is free, 18 plus and starts at 7:30 p.m.

 

Pure Phantom cheese

Pure Cheese presents Phantom of the Paradise at The Park Theatre on Feb. 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. for board games, grilled cheese and drink specials. Hosts Michael Green and Jordan Welwood will get the pre-show going at 7 p.m. with commentary on the movie, sketches and games with the audience. Tickets are $5.

Published in Volume 70, Number 18 of The Uniter (February 4, 2016)

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