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Reel Pride Film Fest Celebrates GLBTTQ All Week

Reel Pride Film Fest Celebrates GLBTTQ All Week

A week-long film festival to celebrate the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two-spirit and queer communities begins tonight at the Gas Station Theatre.

Reel Pride will begin with “Beyond the Celluloid,” a visual and auditory gathering of some of the best artists in Winnipeg and beyond. The free event is open to the public and will be one of several events planned for the week. Showtime is 8 p.m.

The festival continues in its film format for the rest of the week, wrapping up on Sunday, October 14.

Tickets are $8 per show, $7 for students or $24 for 4 seats. A complete show schedule is available at ReelPride.org.

— Staff

African Dance Production of ‘Patana III’ to Kick Off

African Dance Production of ‘Patana III’ to Kick Off

By Tyler Sutherland

Patana III (HANDOUT)

African-inspired dance and music troupes will fill the Gas Station Theatre on Thursday for a four-day show.

Patana III — an exchange of choreographic voices — was crafted by NAfro Dance artistic director Casimiro Nhussi and guest choreographer Charmaine Headley.

The venue will be filled with 64 African hand drums “djembes”, and at the top of the evening, the audience will be given the opportunity to play and chant along with NAfro’s leading musicians Jay Stoller and Casimiro Nhussi.

Showtimes from November 3 to 5 are 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. show on Sunday, November 6.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, and $12 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Gas Station Theatre (cash only), at NAfrodance.com or by cash at the door.

‘Sassiest Ladies’ of Winnipeg to Perform in Fundraiser

‘Sassiest Ladies’ of Winnipeg to Perform in Fundraiser

By Sarah Klein

An upcoming performance by the Girls! Girls! Girls! 7 Cabaret will celebrate the artistic and creative talent of Winnipeg women at the Gas Station Theatre this Sunday.

For the seventh annual event, the ladies will explore the past, present and future Canada. They also promise it will be more than just “maple syrup covered beavers.”

Some of the performers include Jolene Bailie, Ruth Baines, Liz Cooper, fufuChiChi, Jessica Burleson, Angela Chalmers, Miss La Muse and several others, including visual artwork by local artists.

The artists’ reception begins at 6 p.m., with the cabaret set for 7 p.m.

All funds raised from the evening will support the Gas Station Arts Centre’s capital improvement fund.

General admission is $25, or $20 for GSAC members. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (204) 284-9477.

Folk Singer Emma Cloney Launching Debut Album

Folk Singer Emma Cloney Launching Debut Album

By Brian Schultz

Emma Cloney (HANDOUT)

A Manitoba folk singer-songwriter is preparing to launch her debut album next month.

Emma Cloney has been creating a buzz in local folk music circles with her unique sound for the past year.

The Woodlands, Manitoba native will release her first CD, Something to Say, on Tuesday, March 8 at the Gas Station Theatre.

Tickets are on sale now at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store for $10, or $12 at the CD release party. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show getting underway at 8 p.m.

Special guests Dan Frechette and The Old No. 3 Trio will also perform.

Listen to one of Emma’s singles, I Love the Way You Love Me:

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Puppeteers Hamming it Up at ‘Puppet Slam’ January 31

Puppeteers Hamming it Up at ‘Puppet Slam’ January 31

By Brian Schultz

Frozen Stings Puppet Slam: January 31 at the Gas Station Theatre (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg puppeteers are uniting to put on the city’s third and biggest puppet slam event at the Gas Station Theatre on January 31.

Heather Henson, puppeteer and daughter of the legendary Jim Henson, visited Winnipeg last year and encouraged local performers to put on a puppet slam — a show for adults where various artists do short performances using puppetry.

Henson performed at Winnipeg’s first puppet slam in July, making the show a huge hit.

This month’s event will feature live music by the Secondhandpants and brand new works of puppetry by 6, Adhere and Deny, Jazz on a String, The Wishweweres, Prominent Chin, X, Jeannine DesRoches, and a few surprise guests.

Tickets to Frozen Strings Puppet Slam are $10 and can be purchased at WinnipegPuppetSlam.com, or at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Tales of Horror Return in Popular Fringe Festival Show

Tales of Horror Return in Popular Fringe Festival Show

The cast of "Macabre Tales of Horror and Macabreness," Luke Falconcer, Ed Cuddy (back row), Theresa Thomson, Veronica Ternopolski (centre), Heidi Presingular and George McRobb (front). (HANDOUT)

The hit Winnipeg Fringe Festival show Macabre Tales of Horror and Macabreness is making a return to the Gas Station Event Centre.

Just in time for Halloween, the show offers screams, spooky, shocking and sinister short stories sure to tingle your spine, raise your hair and give you goose bumps.

The show’s producers say just because the blood-splattering thrillers take place on the stage, doesn’t mean the audience is safe from getting involved.

In fact, the show is guaranteed to be so scary, producers have this warning: “Due to the chilling nature of this production, should anyone die of fright or laughter during this show, the producers guarantee they will cover the funeral expenses.”

Macabre Tales of Horror and Macabreness will play Friday, October 29 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 30 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door or in advance at the theatre by calling (204) 284-9477.

Fringe Festival Putting on a Bastard of a Fundraiser

Fringe Festival Putting on a Bastard of a Fundraiser

An arts fundraiser appropriately called Red Bastard will be held at the Gas Station Theatre from November 6-7.

Red Bastard is a dangerous, seductive comedy monster who is helping raise funds for the 2011 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. Stellar reviews have helped the show to sell out across North America, Europe and Australia.

America’s premiere Bouffon is promised to unleash a pompous theatrical master class in this critically acclaimed show.

Bouffant is a joke told by a nightmare. Red Bastard is not here to please you. He has come to make you surrender, demanding to know nothing less than, “Who the hell do you think you are?” Lines will be crossed and laughs will be plentiful in this audience-engaging, one-of-a-kind show.

Showtime is at 8 p.m. on Friday the 6th and 2 p.m. on Saturday the 7th. Tickets are available for $12.50 until October 23, when the price will go up to $15. Purchase tickets at the MTC Box Office at (204) 942-6537 or at WinnipegFringe.com.

Dead Making a Return at Gas Station Theatre

Dead Making a Return at Gas Station Theatre

By Sarah Klein

A brand new production put on by NAfro Dance will take over the Gas Station Theatre October 21-24.

Return of the Dead will explore traditional African beliefs of death and the afterlife. Choreographed by artistic director Casimiro Nhussi, the five-movement production has NAfro dancers embodying various forms of the dead, from mischievous mummies who refuse to stay put, to confused, angry, decaying bodies ripping out of their pre-burial wrappings.

Return of the Dead runs at 8 p.m. from the 21st to 23rd and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students and $12 for children under 12. Tickets are available at the Gas Station Theatre (cash only), online at NAfroDance.com and cash at the door.

Those interested in getting involved with African dance are invited to drop in to NAfro’s African Contemporary dance classes every Tuesday for beginners and Thursdays for advanced dancers. More information is available by calling (204) 946-0829.

‘Farfadet’s Last Round’ Presented at Gas Station Theatre

‘Farfadet’s Last Round’ Presented at Gas Station Theatre

By Tyler Sutherland

A nationally renowned choreographed performance of Farfadet’s Last Round is coming to the Gas Station Theatre on Wednesday, November 3.

The play debuted in Quebec last fall and has been widely received, giving much praise to choreographers Brice Noeser of France and Sharon B. Moore of Toronto.

Noeser has become known for developing a particular and quirky gesture aesthetic specific to his long, linear, angular body. He enjoys playing with unconventional body mechanisms, and is interested in sculpting a gesture motivated by a visceral and animal energy. His sensibility is an excellent pairing with Moore, whose work is known for its lushly detailed movement and emotionally moving narrative fusing superb theatrical invention with ferocious action. Deeply rooted in modern dance, her work has evolved through cross-pollination of performance disciplines and by her creative partnership with Opera/Theatre Director Derek Aasland.

Tickets to the show are $22 ($19 for students) through TicketWeb.ca or at the door for $25 and $22.

Following Winnipeg, Farfadet will be presented in Montreal on November 6, followed by Quebec City on November 9.

Theatrical Dance Piece ‘The Rite’ at Gas Station Theatre

Theatrical Dance Piece ‘The Rite’ at Gas Station Theatre

By Brian Schultz

A new co-operative piece by theatrical dance artist and choreographer Tom Stroud will celebrate some of Winnipeg’s most celebrated contemporary and modern dancers/artists this week.

“The Rite” takes for its inspiration the infamously riotous 1913 premiere of The Ballet Russe’s “The Rite of Spring.” The movement-based theatrical performance funnels these forces to create a fluid and arresting world populated by five people caught between primal violence and peace, illusion and reality, and freedom and imprisonment.

The Rite runs from September 15-18 at the Gas Station Theatre. Show times are nightly at 8 p.m., with a matinée on Saturday the 18th at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $20, or $15 for the matinée. Order by phone at 284-9477 or in person at the Gas Station Arts Centre.