Arts briefs

Launch at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA)

On Friday, Oct. 4, the Resilience: 50 Indigenous Art Cards and Teaching Guide publication is being launched at MAWA (611 Main St.) from 12 to 1 p.m. The celebration of the teaching guide, a beautiful set of cards intended to bring Indigenous themes and knowledge into the classroom, features a First Friday lecture by Lita Fontaine and a ceremony led by Elder Albert Mcleod and Traditional Knowledge Keeper Ally Stoneypoint.

WNDX Festival of Moving Image

WNDX continues this week with a smorgasbord of short film programs, workshops, and installations. Most of the programming takes place at Cinematheque (100 Arthur St.), but check their website for offsite programming. The festival runs from Oct. 2 to 6. Admission for students is $8, and a full festival pass is $20.

Winnipeg launch of Cam Scott’s ROMANS/SNOWMARE

Local writer and critic Cam Scott is launching his latest work at Plug In ICA (460 Portage Ave.) on Oct. 3. ROMANS/SNOWMARE is at once a homoerotic, anti-capitalist tract and a writing project that spans Scott’s life. The event starts at 7 p.m. and is free.

Queer Skate Day costume party

Skate enthusiasts rejoice! This free, all-ages event provides a safe space for folx to share their love of gravity sports and costumes. There will be snacks and the opportunity to use a loaner skateboard and safety gear for the skate-curious. Donations of food and board parts are welcome. The event is on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Sargent Park Skate Park (111 Wall St.).

Aurora Gorealis: Happy Birthday to Me

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Cinematheque is screening J. Lee Thompson’s cult classic Happy Birthday to Me alongside the short film Plays with Dog Face by Billie Dee Knight. Fill up on pre-Halloween horror and get some costume inspiration. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for regular admission.

Dance Party at the Good Will

After Queer Skate Day, bring a cutie from the skate park to Poptart’s CRUSH! party at the Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Ave.). It starts at 10 p.m. on Oct. 5 and goes late, but get there early to catch drag performances from favourite local queens.
Cover is $10 at the door.

Published in Volume 74, Number 5 of The Uniter (October 3, 2019)

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