Arts and culture briefs

Wood Land School 

Wood Land School is coming to Plug In ICA for part of the 2016 Summer Institute. Artist Duane Linklater and curator Jaimie Isaac will lead indigenous and non-indigenous participants through texts, film, field trips and studio time. Applications for the course, which takes place July 18 to Aug. 5, are due March 21. Go to plugin. org for more information. 


Winnipeg French Cinema Festival 

L’Alliance française du Manitoba and Cinematheque are partnering for the second Winnipeg French Cinema Festival. The festival launched March 17 at l’Alliance with the screening of a secret film, DJs and a cash bar. It ends on March 20 with a screening of Zazie dans le métro at Cinematheque. For more information, go to 


Doodle After Dark 

Crock A Doodle, a paint-your-own pottery studio on Osborne Street, hosts an adults-only evening every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring a coffee, bring a friend, and spend the evening letting your creativity run wild! They promise a variety of pieces for your canvas and tons of inspiration. Prices depend on the piece you choose. 


Unlimited cupcakes 

MAWA presents its Over the Top Art Auction and Cupcake Party on March 20, complete with all you can eat cupcakes. From 2 to 5 p.m., guests will be able to munch, enter for raffle baskets and bid on local art. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information, go to 


Indigenous Men and Masculinities 

Robert Alexander Innes and Kim Anderson’s Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regenerations is launching at McNally Robinson on March 19 at 7 p.m. The book highlights voices of indigenous men, including traditional knowledge keepers, ex-gang members, fathers, youth and two-spirited people. Special guest Warren Cariou will be at the launch. 



On March 20, Jackie Traverse is showcasing her art at Neechi Commons. The show runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and includes a screening of her short film, Butterfly, which is in honour of missing and murdered indigenous women. Her art deals with the same subject and focuses on women who have gone missing or been murdered since 2007.

Published in Volume 70, Number 24 of The Uniter (March 17, 2016)

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