Real Love Halloween
Real Love presents Virgo Rising, The Castle and Pisces on Thursday, Oct. 31 for their biweekly showcase. This week’s showcase is, of course, Halloween-themed. Bonus points if attendees’ costumes speak to their zodiac signs. The show starts at 7 p.m., and cover is $10 or pay-what-you-can.
Mystery Slunt Theatre 3000
Local drag showcase Slunt Factory is one year old and will celebrate its anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 31. Head down to Club 200 (190 Garry St.) to see local queens, regulars and débutées alike and pay homage to all things Halloween. The show starts at 9 p.m., and “Skareoke” with Anita Stallion will follow. Cover is $5.
Gimme Some Truth: Freedom Road
Freedom Road is a series of NFB films documenting the lived history of band members from Shoal Lake 40 Anishinaabe First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s water, and a community that has been under a boil-water advisory for decades. This project, led by Shoal Lake community members, has its world premiere on Nov. 5 at the Muriel Richardson Auditorium (in the Winnipeg Art Gallery at 300 Memorial Blvd.). The screening is free, starts at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a panel talk with band members.
Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) is hosting a group exhibition, Full Gestures, with artists from their 2018/19 Foundation Mentorship Program. The show has a diverse range of media and explores themes of care, relationality and culture. The opening reception is on Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at MAWA (611 Main St.), and the exhibition runs from Nov. 1 to 29.
Jordan Stranger at aceartinc
Jordan Stranger's exhibition, Firekeeper, opens on Friday, Nov. 1 at aceartinc. Stranger uses various visual media to illustrate Anishinaabe peoples’ sacred ceremony and destigmatize Indigenous cultural practices, while inviting the viewer to engage in self-healing and reflection. The reception is from 7 to 10 p.m., and the exhibition will be up until Dec. 6.
Apps and more!
Local musician and tech guru Kevin “Digital” Doole is hosting a workshop about building user interfaces, which to people who are not tech-savvy means “making apps.” Participants will collaboratively create an app and learn about software development. The workshop is on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Video Pool Media Arts Centre (100 Arthur St.) and is $60 for members or $80 for non-members. Visit Video Pool’s website to reserve a spot.