Yikes, I’m in the Sun Times!

Today, I was featured in the Lethbridge Sun Times. It looks like I’ll have to go back in hiding; there’s paparazzi everywhere!

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Featured Artist: Martin Warszawski

I’ve recently been asked, “What aspect of Lethbridge stands out for you the most?” And, besides the stupid ridiculous amount of trucks that plague this city, I would have to say it’s the amount of talented people I have met along the way (Lethbridge is also full of them).

In particular, I am proud to feature an amazing artist, and one of my best friends, Martin Warszawski. Since back in the day, he and I were creative influences upon one another, drawing comics, recording puppet shows and a Shakespeare video assignment featuring a dead gopher (we found it like that).

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Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School coming to Lethbridge

When I am not drawing pictures of the girl I am staking my sweetheart, I’m usually not drawing pictures altogether, and probably playing World of Warcraft. But I just came across something that seems very cool – and a Lethbridge first.

I was unaware of the Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School until I saw this random tweet by Kelaine Divine, followed by a visit to her blog. Held in over 80 cities, Dr. Sketchy is what happens when cabaret meets art school; a burlesque show and life drawing event.

How is Dr. Sketchy’s different from a normal life drawing class?
In normal life classes, silent students sit in a silent room and draw a bored, oft-uninteresting model. In Dr. Sketchy’s we’ve got scandalous performers as models.

At Dr. Sketchy’s, we don’t care if you picked up a pad yesterday or 50 years ago. Come to drink or to draw. We’re happy to have you.

Kelaine Divine and Loralee Edwards will be putting on the event January 29th @ 7PM in the GCBC Lounge at Henotic. Bring a pad and some pencils – I know I will!

Dr. Sketchy: Lethbridge (Facebook group here)

Nerdgasm: Leonard Nimoy to grace Vulcan, Calgary

Although this doesn’t have much to do with Lethbridge, it’s close enough. It seems that Leonard Nimoy, aka Spock, son of Sarek, is passing through Vulcan whilst on his way to the Calgary Comic Expo.

The Town of Vulcan is gearing up for a visit from Mr. Spock himself.  Leonard Nimoy will drop by April 23rd as part of the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo.  Vulcan Tourism Coordinator, Dayna Dickens, says the actor will make a special appearance before the expo gets started.  She says because Nimoy has been a great ambassador for Vulcan, the Expo will bring him to the town the day before for a visit.  Even though it’s not a Vulcan Tourism event, Dickens says the town is still planning a few surprises for when Nimoy visits and has commissioned a bronzed bust of Mr.Spock.

I’ve been a huge fan of Star Trek for most of my nerdy life, with “The Next Generation” being my favourite. So for me, I think it’s even cooler that Brent Spiner, aka Data,  will be a special guest for the expo! And though I am a little disappointed that Beverly Crusher and Dianna Troi aren’t making an appearance as well, this expo sounds about as hot as a Betazoid wedding. Which is embarrassingly hot!

Mr. Spock to Visit Vulcan (via @Lethliving)

Lethbridge Pwns

With an upcoming refresh to the Canadian edition of Monopoly, you can throw around money like our very own city council! Though Lethbridge is one of many Canadian cities who are nominated to appear in the game, we Lethbians must vote for our city to secure it’s spot.

MONOPOLY is launching a new Canadian Edition and is inviting Canadians to vote for their favourite cities. The vote will determine the top 20 cities and the top 2 wildcard cities that will be the property spaces on the MONOPOLY Canada game board. Please vote for your friend’s cities or choose your own cities!

On a side thought, this reminds me of the “Lethbridge On Board” game from about six years back. Has anyone even played that?

Has our city got game? (via @LethbridgeNews)

Discount massages; minimal risk of paralysis.

Recently, my masseuse left this city and took her golden hands along with her. My body delights in rubs and kneads, and I find myself missing her touch upon my body.

Luckily, Lethbridge College’s Massage Therapy students need some hands-on experience, so they are running massage clinics three days a week this semester, from 5:30-8PM Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30AM-noon and 1-3:30PM on Saturdays. Twenty dollars gets you an hour, while $10 for 30-min.

What they lack in experience they make up for in fervour, so treat yourself and go for a massage! Call Joanna at 403-320-3211 to set up an appointment.

2010 Olympic torch relay sets Lethbridge ablaze

This Sunday, the Olympic torch will make it’s way through Lethbridge. Starting at 4PM, the torch will travel across the High Level Bridge towards Henderson Lake, where the Celebration Cauldron will be lit and goats sacrificed at 6PM.

The day features many indoor/outdoor events, and fireworks will cap off the evening celebrations.

For a full listing of events and relay map, visit Lethbridge Torch Relay.

Ginger convention at the Galt

My mom, who is more connected than Twitter, gave me the heads up that the Galt Museum once again will be holding their popular “Scotch & Burns” event on January 22.

Join the Galt for this verrry special celebration of the Scottish poet’s birth. Try haggis, join in on the songs, and enjoy performances by the Lethbridge Highland Dancers and Lethbridge Scottish Country Dance Club, all followed by a Scotch Tasting [tickets at the event]. This year, event honours and commemorates long-time supporter Stewart Christie. You don’t have to be Scottish to attend!

Admission is $3 and kids under 6 get in free! Since scotch is an acquired taste, it’s best to train one’s palate by starting young.

Galt Museum & Archives