Arts briefs

Heat of the Hand

Blinkers (520 Hargrave St.) is having an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. for a collaborative group exhibition by local superstars Irene Bindi, Bret Parenteau and Rhayne Vermette. The show is collage-based with an audio installation in the basement. Masks are to be worn when inside, and there will be a socially distant reception behind the gallery. 

Empty the Fill!

The WRENCH (Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub) is holding a back-to-school bike-a-thon from Sept. 11 to 18 and is looking for volunteers to help refurbish kids' bikes. There are different ways to contribute, from picking up bikes at Brady landfill, to fixing them up at The WRENCH, to delivering them once they are ready to go. Check out the Facebook event page for more info. 

Closet Space Market

Closet Space, which focuses on providing Winnipeggers with gender-affirming clothing and gear for sizes up to 4XL, is having a 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride Market on Sunday, Sept. 13. The market will be at Revolution Wellness Centre (433 Graham Ave.), which is a wheelchair-accessible venue. Masks will be mandatory, and there will be a limited number of people allowed inside. 

Outdoor Dye Demo

The Manitoba Craft Council and Manitoba Crafts Museum are hosting an interactive dye vat demonstration with local artist Katrina Craig on Saturday, Sept. 12. The demonstration will be held outside of the C2 Centre for Craft (329 Cumberland Ave.) from 12 to 4 p.m., masks are encouraged, and you can bring your own T-shirt, tote bag or other textile to dye!

Free Sundays at the WAG

On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (300 Memorial Blvd.) has free admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., along with family-friendly activities like art-making, film screenings and tours. The WAG is observing social distancing and has a mandatory face-covering policy in place. 

Red Ribbon Walk & Run

Nine Circles Community Health Centre is having a fundraiser for people living with HIV. It will take place from Sept. 14 to 20 and will feature a different activity focused on fighting HIV stigma and creating awareness. Register at to get the digital toolkit with instructions for how to participate. 

Published in Volume 75, Number 01 of The Uniter (September 10, 2020)

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