Arts briefs

Super Duty Tough Work EP release

Local septet Super Duty Tough Work play full-band hip hop with a jazz-tinged, funky edge. Their new EP Studies in Grey will be released on Sept. 7 at the Good Will Social Club. Opening acts are Sebastian Gaskin and T-Rhyme. Advance tickets are $15. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10. It’s 18+ with valid ID.

Drop-in workshop with Anne Steves

Vancouver Island-based artist Anne Steves is MAWA’s current artist-in-residence. On Sept. 7 from 12 to 3 p.m., Steves will host A-Luring Objects, a free drop-in workshop at the C2 Centre for Craft (1-329 Cumberland Ave.). The workshop will have participants utilize Steves’ signature methods, creating objects using techniques for crafting fly fishing lures. Visitors can keep their unique “lures,” which will be documented for a future gallery exhibit.

Billy-Ray Belcourt in conversation with Rosanna Deerchild

Billy-Ray Belcourt’s debut poetry collection, 2017’s This Wound is a World, won many awards for its exploration of love and sex as healing acts for Indigenous sadness. His new follow-up, NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field, blurs the lines between poetry, prose and photography to explore “the rogue possibilities bubbling up everywhere NDNs are.” Belcourt will appear in conversation with CBC’s Rosanna Deerchild and sign copies of NDN Coping Mechanisms on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m at McNally Robinson Grant Park. Admission is free.

Sherbrook Street Festival

The 15th annual Sherbrook Street Festival will take place on Sept. 7 from noon to midnight. Located on Sherbrook Street between Wolseley and Westminster, the yearly street party will feature a variety of vendors and performers including Rayannah (performing as Shania Twain) and the Mariachi Ghost.

Impromptu by Chris Chuckry at cre8ery

A Winnipeg-based visual artist and co-founder of the pioneering comic book colouring studio Digital Chameleon, Chris Chuckry’s exhibition Impromptu will run at cre8ery (125 Adelaide St.) from Sept. 6 to 17. The show features a collection of Chuckry’s “impromptu departures,” improvised works with a “surprise destination.” The opening reception is on Sept. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Workshops at Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre

The Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre will host several workshops around personal well-being this week. A Vision Book workshop will be held on Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at 135 Plaza Dr. in Room 166. All supplies are included, but participants are encouraged to bring their own books if they want. A Self-Esteem Workshop will be held on Sept. 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 104-3100 Pembina Hwy. Registration is available at 204-477-1123.

Published in Volume 74, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 5, 2019)

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