Arts briefs

Afterparty for Lindy West

After seeing Lindy West speak at Knox United Church on Sept. 21, head down to the Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Ave.) for the official afterparty hosted by My Body Wpg. The event celebrates body positivity and will feature DJ Mama Cutsworth and the Fat Babes Dance Collective. All proceeds from this event will go to Women's Health Clinic. Tickets are $10, and performances start at 10 p.m.

Kimmortal and Cell 7

Wall-to-Wall Festival presents a double header on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Ave.). Kimmortal is a queer Filipinx performance artist who blends visual art and rap and who was touted as a “voice to be heard” by Exclaim magazine. Cell7, an Icelandic rapper, is a pioneer in female hip hop who released her second solo album earlier this year. Tickets are $10, and the show starts at 10 p.m.

The O.B. and The Odd Pedestrians

Into the Music (B-245 McDermot Ave.) is hosting a free all-ages show on Friday Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. The O.B. is a local rapper who uses his own life experience as fodder to create an engaging, cross-genre performance. The Odd Pedestrians, comprised of Lauren Armstrong on synth, Kenneth Castillo as hype, Ana Mohammad Lou on guitar and Tessa Lynne Chartrand on the turntables, will perform alongside The O.B.

Placard-making: signs for the Global Climate Strike

Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA, 611 Main St.) is hosting a sign-making event on Sept. 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in support of the Global Climate Strike rally taking place at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Sept. 27 at 12 p.m. MAWA will provide all art supplies and materials, and the event is free and open to the public.

Amy Sillman at the WAG

Internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, Amy Sillman, will give a MATTER lecture on Sept. 25 in the Muriel Richardson Auditorium (300 Memorial Blvd., Winnipeg Art Gallery). Sillman is known for her eclectic approach to mediums, which include everything from iPhone animations to painting, and her sense of humour. The MATTER lecture series is presented by Border Crossings Magazine and brings curators, artists, writers and cultural commentators to Winnipeg. This event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free.

Indigenous filmmakers at Video Pool Media Arts Centre

On Sept. 24, Video Pool Media Arts Centre will partner with MediaNet to screen IndigeVision: ᓃᐲᕀ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᐢᑮᕀ ll nîpîy êkwa askîy ll water and land, curated by Eli Hirtle. The screening will showcase short films by Jessie Ray Short, Caroline Monnet, Jade Baxter, Alexandra Lazarowich, Marjorie Beaucage and Conor McNally and speaks to the importance of human relationships to the natural environment. The screening starts at 7 p.m. in The Output, on the second Floor of Video Pool Media Arts Centre in the Artspace Building (425-100 Arthur St.).

Published in Volume 74, Number 3 of The Uniter (September 19, 2019)

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