Workshop with Leesa Streifler
In conjunction with the ongoing exhibit Not the Camera, But the Filing Cabinet, Gallery 1C03 will host Body Image: Explorations of the Self, a free workshop with Regina-based artist Leesa Streifler for women and non-binary folks. The workshop will explore the relationships between body image and gender expression in media. The event requires pre-registration and will happen Oct. 19 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Greenhouse Artlab (fifth floor of the University of Winnipeg Library).
Kenny Omega returns to Winnipeg
Born Winnipegger and international professional wrestling phenom Kenny Omega is returning to wrestle in his hometown. Premier Championship Wrestling (PCW) presents The One, a night of wrestling with the International Wrestling Grand Prix’s current heavy weight champion. Other wrestlers include Mike Angels and “The Grizzled Veteran” Chad Tatum. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors open 7 p.m. at Doubles Bar (20 Alpine Ave.). Bell time is 9 p.m.
Cineméntal Film Festival
The 27th annual Cinémental Film Festival is bringing another annual program of French-language movies to Winnipeg. It's an eclectic mix of Francophone shorts and feature films from Canada, France and beyond. All films are presented with English subtitles. The Fest runs from Oct. 19 to 21 at Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain (147 Provencher Blvd.) and Oct. 26 to 28 at SilverCity St. Vital (1225 St. Mary’s Rd.). Tickets are $10, and full fest passes are $55.
Sense and Sensibility at MTC
Playwright Ellen Peterson’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Sense and Sensibility begins its run at Royal MTC. Starring Heather Russell and Julie Lumsden as the Dashwood sisters and directed by MTC mainstay Krista Jackson, the show runs from Oct. 18 to Nov. 10 at the John Hirsch Mainstage (174 Market Ave.). Tickets start at $27, or $20 through Theatre Under 30.
Steven Erikson book launch
Rejoice, A Knife to the Heart, the new novel by Winnipeg-raised and New York Times bestselling fantasy author Steven Erikson, will have its hometown launch at McNally Robinson Grant Park on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. A trained archaeologist and anthropologist, Erikson will be in attendance to discuss Rejoice and his career. Admission is free. Hardcover copies of Rejoice are $29.95.
Bourbon Street Parade
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra will be joined by trombonist and Winnipeg expat Chris Butcher and guest trombonist Al Kay for a celebration of New Orleans-style parade jazz. Two performances will occur at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Oct. 21, the first at 2 p.m., and the second at 7:30 p.m. Student tickets are $19.