Stuff That's Happening
August 21, 2019We had an in incredible evening sharing the fantastic project by @leftysmudges about connecting through writing letters and correspondence art! Find out more about her work at https://leftysmudges.com/
August 21, 2019It's been four years since we held our first Book Party in the alley of the old Bud Gowan building. Time to celebrate!
We are hosting a parking lot party behind our shop and inviting our friends CHRW, Soft Flirt, Filthy Rebena, Grow & Bloom and Odyssey Records. Visit their tents out back! We will also have tables featuring book deals for our avid reading fans.
We'll pile as many extras on this event as we can over the next week, so if you want to participate, drop us a line.
We hope to see you throughout the day as we celebrate community, small business, the end of a great summer, and the start of cooler weather.
August 10, 2019Join us this Friday at 7 PM for a night of local comedy! $5 cover, all admission goes to the comics.
Hosted By: Pat Tiffin
August 06, 2019
Drawing Groupies! A Queer and Queer Ally night of drawing games!
Tuesday, August 13th at 7 PM
Kim Neudorf and Brown & Dickson will host a queer and queer ally night of drawing for anyone interested in collaborative drawing, drawing games, and outright improvised drawing weirdness. No drawing skills necessary! All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own fave drawing tools!
Event is for all ages (kid-friendly!), accessible, and free!
More reasons to attend:
-introvert-friendly! (hang out and draw stuff and be together with potential queerfriends without loudness and intense social pressure)
-get to know people via collaborative hilarity (no dull small-talk!)
-you are intuitive-brained and creative and want to attend more intuitive, creative, social stuff!
About the Drawing Groupies:
Carnivorous lunar activities, nasal-passage demons, cottage cheese baths, a sleepy fox at lunchtime, low-tech cults, ill-fitting pants, armpit vortex portals, nightmares in Winnipeg, weevil-duck Professors, hairstyles on toast... All famous drawing-scenarios made flesh during past Drawing Groupies sessions: a loose gathering of individuals who have been known to draw, doodle, and horse around every few weeks at a local haunt. Those who attend these nights have been staunch supporters, fair-weather haunts, or sudden souls never seen or heard from again. But what happens is unquestionably unexpected, confessional, hyperbolic, droll, pompous, and intimate, based on the subconscious signals and personalities of each resulting group.
Kim's drawing-game-based collaborations, elaborations, and alliterations began in Calgary in 2009 while co-hosting The Drawing Groupies with artist Jenine Marsh, via a weekly series of group drawing games. They followed this up with drawing workshops (‘Ugly Portraits…of YOU!’), and a film club (yelling-narrating, sheep zombies, werewolves, and Jurassic Park!) at Untitled Art Society (Calgary), a sculptural project for The Pith Biennale of Conschmemporary Art at Pith Gallery (Calgary), and a giant drawing/painting project at Forest City Gallery (London, ON) in 2016.
Kim Neudorf completed her BFA from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2005 and her MFA from Western University in 2012. She attended the Optic Nerve Thematic Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2005, and in 2011 she was named one of 15 semi-finalists in the 13th RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Her writing and paintings have appeared most recently at the McIntosh Gallery, London (ON); DNA Gallery, London (ON); Paul Petro, Toronto; Franz Kaka, Toronto; Forest City Gallery, London; Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston; Evans Contemporary Gallery, Peterborough; and Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto. She lives and maintains a studio practice in London (ON).
July 19, 2019Friday, July 19th at 9 PM
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay & Lesbian Community
(Greta Schiller & Robert Rosenberg | 1984 | USA | 87 minutes)
Before Stonewall pries open the closet door--setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by gay and lesbian Americans since the 1920s. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today's gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the brave fight for acceptance.
Experience the fascinating and unforgettable, decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and amazing interviews with those who lived through an often brutal closeted history.
(description from First Run Features)
Presented on 16mm film
9pm screening preceded by 'What Love is Like for Me', a performance by local artist Angie Quick
July 12, 2019Friday, July 19th at 7 PM
Ask Angie anything! She'll tell you whatever you want to know, for just $2.
This creative project will be followed by a screening of the feature length documentary Before Stonewall.