Arts Briefs

Queer salsa and waltz
Ted Motyka Dance Studio (460 Main St.) is hosting queer salsa and waltz drop-in classes throughout the month of October. Classes are Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. and cost $10. Dancers don’t need to bring a partner, but don’t forget to bring indoor shoes! Email Sarah at for more information.

Get Out at Cinematheque
Black Space Winnipeg and Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque (100 Arthur St.) are bringing back the highly acclaimed Get Out for a single screening on Oct. 12. Tickets are $10, and the event starts at 7 p.m. with a free reception and panel discussion beginning at 9 p.m. Advance tickets are available at

Double Date
Theia Entertainment presents Winnipeg filmmaker Patrick Gratton’s debut film, Double Date, at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre (340 Provencher Blvd.). The film boasts a cast of Winnipeggers, and a Q&A will follow the screening. The screening will take place on Oct. 6, and tickets are $5. The film has also been submitted to the Sundance Film Festival.

Making Contact and Sending Love
Gearshifting Performance Works presents this mixed-repertoire contemporary dance show featuring eight performers and three choreographers at the Rachel Browne Theatre (211 Bannatyne Ave.) on Oct. 14. Most of the dances will also be performed in Russell, Man. at the Manitoba Contact Showcase to gain interest from rural presenters and audiences. Tickets are $20. Visit to learn more.

Dear Journal launch
Winnipeg-based publication Dear Journal is launching their third issue on Oct. 18 at Fools & Horses (379 Broadway), in partnership with Black Space Winnipeg. The twice-annual publication features the work of women, non-binary folks, and Two-Spirit folks. The event begins at 6 p.m. Entrance is $10/sliding scale, and copies are available for $20.

Korean Floral Art Workshop
Jeonghee and Sooyoung Hong will present a Korean floral art and arrangement workshop at MAWA (611 Main St.) on Oct. 14 and 15. Register by Oct. 13 to join this hands-on exploration of the history, philosophy and materiality of floral arrangement with the Master Korean flower artist Jeonghee (all flowers included!). Registration is $50. Learn more at

Published in Volume 72, Number 5 of The Uniter (October 5, 2017)

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