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This article was published 8/1/2018 (739 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
LIVE MUSIC, AT YOUR HOUSE! Get your blankies and hot drinks. — you and the rest of the world can tune into live concerts by Winnipeg bands every Wednesday night at 8, in your own cosy space.
Just look for the Village Idiots page (facebook.com/WeAreTheVillageIdiots) to view Live at the Roslyn, coming out of a gargantuan space in the old Roslyn Apartments at Osborne Street.
Last Wednesday, yours truly watched Red Moon Road — with Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner, Sheena Rattai and Daniel Jordan — perform a killer concert for me while I relaxed on my couch. At breaks, they answered questions from people viewing online from all over the world.
How does it work? Every Wednesday morning at 7:30, the hosts and performers are on air with Power 97’s Wheeler in the Morning, pushing the night’s concert. Then they run off to day jobs, or to catch some sleep. By 5 p.m., the crew are at the Roslyn Apartments, with hosts and producers such as Rylie Saunders and Kevin Repay putting Live at the Roslyn together. By 7:30 p.m., 30 hand-picked friends and fans, including the band, are at one of the big suites at Roslyn Apartments for the 60- to 90-minute show. Host Saunders reads fans’ comments to the band members on breaks — and they respond.
Upcoming Wednesday nights will feature the Vikings, contemporary rockers Okay Mann, garage rockers Ex Omerta and punk rock band the Bloodshots.
"The producers really believe the next big band in the world is going to be their exposé, on the show," says proud Village Idiot Robbie Rousseau, who has lived in Osborne Village for 20 years.
TELL THE TRUTH: Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get your love life going, but you’re still too mixed up (not to mention hurt) to do that? A 10-week course, called Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends, starts Jan. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m., at 533 Sprague St. The course is based on Bruce Fisher’s famous book of the same name and is run by Ray Antymis of the Adventures for Successful Singles group
Don’t need the rebuilding? His social club offers 30 sports, arts and social activities a month for singles, but does not do matchmaking. "It just happens naturally when people meet through activities they both like." Antymis says. Their introductory sessions for new members start in February. For more info, call 204-775-3484.
99 PIECES OF ART ON THE WALL: Happens at Cre8ery, 125 Adelaide St.. Every piece of art is going to sell from $20 to $200 until Jan. 16. But you have to get there fast. "Once a piece sells, it is gone... Then it’s 98, 97, 96 pieces of art on the wall," owner Jordan Miller says.
You’ll see a collection of acrylics, mixed-media works, drawings, digital paintings, photographs, watercolours, pencil sketches, monoprints, ink and ceramics by 35 artists. The gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m Saturdays.
Pieces come from artists including Anna Araoz, Annette Havens, Barb Watson, Cathleen Hues, Connie Wawruck Hemmett, Courtney Smith, Dan Hawksworth, David Howell, Dodie Michell, Diane Blakeley, Irene Rowland, Jackie Turnbull, Jennifer Antonio, Jennifer Hallick, Jennifer Labella, Jill Booker, Kathleen Black, Kerry Knudson, Olivia Leader, Marcela Salazar, Marlene Roy, Marnie Donovan, Nikki Biffin, Patricia Best, Patricia Garrod, Paul Sparling, Robert Coulter, Richard Webb, Robert Steer, Ryan Dyck, Serena Wilson Stubson, Sheldon Dawson, Stephen Bryden and Susan Birdwise.
COMEDY WORKSHOPS: The Queer and Present Danger Touring LGBTQ Showcase is offering a series of comedy workshops led by Winnipeg-born comic, actor and writer Chantel Marostica, along with Elissa Black Wolf Kixen. The workshops will be held Jan. 16 to 19.
"It’s a crash course in comedy, whether you’re just starting out or want to sharpen your writing or performance skills, we cover everything you’ll need," Marostica says.
She says the course is also good for people who want learn about comedy to build confidence for business and personal interactions. "It makes things so much easier to tackle," Marostica says. Workshops are $150 for the full four days, or $50 a day for drop-ins. If you’ve ever wanted to try standup comedy, this is good place to get a start. The workshop winds up with a big show at Club 200 on Jan. 22 at 9 p.m.
Got tips? Exciting things happening in your world? Been rubbing shoulders with the stars? Email Maureen’s Tips at firstname.lastname@example.org