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ERIN LEBAR / PINBALL
Crazy flippin’ fingers gather at the Forks for provincial tourney
The biggest pinball event of the year is also the first; the Manitoba Provincial Championship, hosted by the Manitoba Pinball League, will invade the new pinball area at The Forks on Saturday, Jan. 19. The series is only for the top 16 players in the province, based on their IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association) points gathered in previous matches. Players will square off in a "bracket-style match play of best of seven," according to the event’s Facebook page. The pinball area at The Forks, dubbed Flipping Out at The Forks, opened at the tail end of 2018 and will be in place until April; it’s open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. This venue is also hosting the kickoff to the next session of the women’s pinball league, which takes place Monday, Jan. 21. More information about upcoming sessions and tournaments can be found at manitobapinball.com or on Facebook at @Manitobapinball.
BEN MacPHEE-SIGURDSON / ART
WAG, CKUW team up for live broadcast party
The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s The 80s Image exhibition explores the response of artists to the media and popular culture of the time through painting, photography and more. So why not add some killer tunes from that decade into the mix as well? On Friday, Jan. 11, starting at 9 p.m., CKUW 95.9 FM programmers will be on hand at the WAG, spinning some of the greatest songs of the ‘80s for folks to enjoy while perusing the collection, which includes works by Wanda Koop, Barbara Astman (her work, Untitled, right) and Robert Houle. Entry is $5 and includes all galleries, and there’ll be a cash bar set up at the event.
ALAN SMALL / MUSIC
Minneapolis group turns back the clock at the Pyramid
Sometimes, all it takes is a catchy band name to get the publicity ball rolling. That could be the case for the Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League, a swing group from Minneapolis that plays the Pyramid Cabaret on Friday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. The band’s sound also hearkens back to the days of the Jazz Age and Prohibition, with guitars and a violin that offer a hint of greats Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. Tickets are $10 at Into the Music locations and online at pyramidcabaret.com.