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Feel foxy

The Foxy Shoppe is the ultimate in retail therapy. It's filled with retro, pin-up-inspired dresses, handbags, lingerie, heels and more. The staff is friendly and always ready to help, and believe me, you won't leave without being made to feel completely fabulous, chic, and old-school classy first.

The store also offers photo shoots and private shopping experiences. Take some friends, your significant other, or just yourself, out for a day of stylish, sexy fun.

 

Sing out

I think opera has a bad rap. It's not all long-winded arias in foreign languages, and it certainly doesn't have to be boring. The University of Manitoba Opera Theatre presents Singing in a Strange Land, March 8 and 9 at the Gas Station Theatre (445 River Ave.). The evening will feature students from the university showcasing their talents, singing excerpts from various operas.

Admission is $15 at the door, and $10 for students.

 

Be a busy bee

Chantel Mierau's new video installation, Homemaking, runs until April 5 at aceartinc. (290 McDermot Ave.). The exhibition features videos exploring the relationship between chores and insect life cycles. Nurses weave webs, larvae hang laundry, and women continuously clean and dirty a floor.

The gallery is open noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. For some extra depth, check out the artist talk March 9 at 2 p.m.

 

Love in the Cold War

If you're a fan of foreign film, be sure to check out director Christian Petzold's movie Barbara, playing March 1-7 at Cinematheque (100 Arthur St.). The film, subtitled in English, tells the story of a doctor in Cold War East Germany wanting to flee while falling in love with a colleague. The result is a beautiful mix of conflict and romance. Tickets at Cinematheque are $8 for general admission, $7 for students and seniors, and $6 for Cinematheque and Winnipeg Film Group members.

 

Climb a tower

Also playing at Cinematheque this week is Tower, directed by Kazik Radwanski. The film offers the story of a quirky man named Derek. He lives in his parents' basement, has a large bald spot, and spends his evenings hoping to meet women in bars. He usually comes off somewhat confused and socially off, but finds himself in an intimate relationship with a woman he meets.

While you're at Cinematheque, be sure to take advantage of the ridiculously low concession prices and always-fresh popcorn. It could be my very favourite thing about that theatre.

 

Walk the Exchange

The walking tours through the Exchange District are closed until summer rolls around again, but don't let that stop you from experiencing the area. Get a group of friends together and make your own walking tour. Wander around and check out some beautiful buildings you've never seen before. Take some pictures in the winter light with snow clinging to the bricks. Channel your inner (500) Days of Summer lover and go for it.

Once you're done, the Exchange is conveniently filled with cafes and restaurants to warm up in.

 

Let it out

The first Tuesday of every month sees Frame Arts Warehouse (318 Ross Ave.) hosting Speaking Crow, an open mic night poets and writers of all sorts. Each performer gets three minutes to wow the crowd with their witty prose, and it's a great way to support the local art scene and pick out budding talent. Admission is free and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 3, 2013 ??65534

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