Libraries usually limit economic interactions with patrons to late fees. There’s a price to be paid for a missing book. But the new security measures in the Winnipeg Public Library’s downtown location also have a price – which will be paid by the city’s poor.
Pub trivia is booming in Winnipeg.
The internet is rife with places to buy people’s old stuff. Sites like Kijiji, eBay and Etsy facilitate item-for-cash exchanges between frequently anonymous individuals. Bunz sets out to do something different.
Laughter is Medicine is a hit. Back for its third installment on March 15, the night of ingenious Indigenous comedy has sold out both its previous shows.
Major Canadian software developer Ubisoft, the company behind hits like the Assassin’s Creed franchise, recently opened an office in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg’s music scene loves a midnight multi-band lineup.
Tucked away in the hip neighbourhood of West Broadway behind beloved local eatery The Tallest Poppy, The Sherbrook Inn isn’t really a place where you would expect live wrestling to be a hit.
Major film releases featuring Black characters and stories are few and far between. When these films do make it to theatres – such as 2018 films Sorry to Bother You and BlacKkKlansman – they often are only in select cinemas for short runs.
Stages are elevated spaces, spaces of heightened visibility.
Tune your guitar and polish up your magic tricks – there’s a new open mic coming to Winnipeg.
2018 was a big year for Chanty Marostica.
For White Spotted Horse, a treaty isn’t a contract; it’s a relationship.
Windows invite mutual observation. What’s outside the window looks in, and what’s inside the window looks out. At the Window project, people look in, but it’s art that looks back out.
At Winnipeg artist-run centre Young Lungs Dance Exchange, dance exists as much in the mind as in the body.
RuPaul’s Drag Race may have become the cultural touchstone for what drag looks like and how drag performances are organized. But in many cities, including Winnipeg, local drag shows are taking a different approach.
Emerging artists have the odds stacked against them, but that hasn’t stopped a surge of initiatives by and for new Winnipeg artists from being created in recent years.
1. Ryan Steel
2. TIE: Solmund MacPherson / Jared Adams
3. Roger Boyer
1. J.D. Renaud
2. TIE: Dany Reede / Annie Beach
3. Hannah Doucet
2. Red Rising Magazine
3. Honourable mentions:
The Manitoban / Winnipeg Free Press
The Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE) Leap series is all about the unexpected.