Five Ways to Exchange – October 20, 2017

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line.

THE EVENT

BLAM! 4 @ Forth  

The fourth installment of the BLAM! collaborative art exhibition features a vast collection of work from some of the finest local comic, pop culture, sci-fi and horror artists around. While the event goes all weekend, tonight’s opening reception kicks off at 7pm and features incredible cosplayers, a rumoured appearance from a cast member of the 1956 cult classic Forbidden Planet, and the soothing sounds of DJ King Cabernet. Admission is free.

RSVP to the Facebook event for more information. 

THE SCREEN

The Road Forward @ Winnipeg Cinematheque  

Actress, writer, and director Marie Clements makes her feature-length debut with The Road Forward, a musical documentary focusing on Canada’s civil right history, specifically First Nations activism from the 1930s to present day. Featuring interviews with key players and brilliant musical performances, The Road Forward is essential viewing. Plays tonight and Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 3pm.    

Visit winnipegfilmgroup.com for ticket information.

THE EATS

Bodegoes   

This is your last weekend to experience Bodegoes’ Albert Street location, as it’s shutting its doors (on October 27) after 17 years. Grab the gang and head on over for some comfort food – from delicious chicken fingers and fries to more styles of noodle dishes than you can shake a chopstick at.

Visit bodegoes.com for more information.

THE LOOK

Sutton Smithworks       

Since 1993, Sutton Smithworks has brought creativity and integrity to custom jewelry design in the Exchange. Whether you’re choosing that ring for that certain question or a necklace for yourself, Sutton’s many collections have you covered. Have an idea for something that you’d like to become a reality? The Sutton team can make that happen as well, right in-store.

Visit suttonsmithworks.com for more information.

THE DISPLAY

Half Your Life In Transit @ cre8ery

The work of local multimedia artist Cindy Garrioch tends to focus on themes of time, memory and perception while utilizing found and nostalgic objects, and her latest collection is no exception. By taking a step back in time to look at life without present-day tech, Garrioch embraces the spirit of retrofuturism with the works that make up Half Your Life In Transit. Experience the opening reception tonight from 7-10pm, admission is free. The show is on until the end of October.

Visit cre8ery.com for more information.