Winnipeg’s burlesque scene has exploded in the two years since the Winnipeg Burlesque Festival had its first summer showcase. Traditionally, the scene has been comprised of mostly women, but it’s since shifted to be more inclusive.
Anyone who can’t hear the Village Idiots’ apartment-based concerts through their floorboards can enjoy it free on Facebook Live every Wednesday night.
What do Astar, Don’t You Put It In Your Mouth and Louie the Lightning Bug have in common?
School of Rock’s birthday // Gimli Film Festival // Filmmakers paid by the minute // Nafro Dance’s Mapiko // Stages Speaker Series // Ballet Electric
Don’t Waste a Precious Minute is a creepy, creative and lean horror thriller. It could be used as a textbook example of how to do a lot with a little.
Local filmmakers have seen a shift in power dynamics on set within the last few years, mostly due to advances in technology.
Sean Skene has been beaten up, set on fire and launched from the roof of a moving Jeep – all in the name of a day’s work.
What to watch, listen to and read by black creators
Manitoba nominees for screen awards // Indigenous artists off to Market Builder // Plug In’s summer institute // Jerusalem media partnership // Casting call
The Shuvs are all about the soft touch. On their self-titled debut, this soulful Toronto crew finds a mellow spot and stays there.
Directed by Raoul Peck and brilliantly narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the film uses James Baldwin’s words to examine race relations in America, both in Baldwin’s time and the current day.
Across the country, the month of February is packed with events celebrating black history. In Winnipeg, this includes a visual art show with music and weekly movie nights.
Singer/songwriter Khari Wendell McClelland co-created a show featuring the songs his great-great-great grandmother Kizzy likely sang on her escape to Canada through the Underground Railway.
After a long hiatus, jam nights are back on Mondays at The Cavern, with a few updates.
Creating music is a whole new game when you start getting big. At least, that’s what Manitoba’s modern grunge-rock band The Bloodshots have experienced.
Architecture film competition // Northern Manitoba artists // PTE revisits history // Discothéque on Ice // 2017 Juno Awards // Pop up theatre
Hand to God runs at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s Tom Hendry Warehouse until Feb. 11.
Greg Rekus’ third album // Folk Alliance International // Gender barriers in media // Indian City’s new album // Stages: Drawing the Current // Nickelodeon Writing Program
It doesn’t sound like a big deal not to see yourself represented in the latest teen drama or popular blockbuster. And in a way, it’s not significant in the way that basic rights are for the LGBTQ+ community. However, it does represent another level of belonging within society that straight people automatically have.
You’ve probably heard of PUP by now. In just a few short years, the band has established their importance to the Canadian punk scene, as well as solidifying a well-earned spot in Canadian music as a whole.