Although this year has seen a major shift that impacts every part of life, one band is making it their mission to push through and maintain their goal.
The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, like many summer festivals, is moving online to help protect Winnipeggers from COVID-19. But unlike many other fests, Fringe will be free for all.
In 2013, Jessica Botelho-Urbanski wrote in The Uniter’s Urban Issue that Winnipeg could be improved with more arts funding. Unfortunately, arts funding is again on the chopping block in the municipal budget this year, facing a 10 per cent decrease.
Global pandemic // Free streaming services // Take an online tour of a museum // Read books // STAY HOME
Plays like the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s As You Like It demonstrate the success of combining literature with music and choreography to create crowd-pleasing pieces, and they set the stage for others to follow suit.
Record Sundaze at Barn Hammer // Collage with Takashi Iwasaki // Nothin Butt ‘90s: Freeway // Crywank at Forth // Wheels & Feels // Treaty Talks with Elder Harry Bone
Churches form a significant part of the arts venues available in Winnipeg, which may come as a surprise to some.
Garland Party! // Transcendent // Craftivism at MAWA // Anthony OKS album release // Sounds of Curtains (now destroyed) // First Fridays - Women, Art & Identity
Although Canada may have a smaller music industry than the United Kingdom or the United States, there are a variety of opportunities to grow here, and there are young artists taking advantage of them.
Pop Up Drag Show // Sea Moya (Germany) // Micah Erenberg/Slow Leaves // Urban Ecology Walk: Energy and the Cosmic Whole // Keynote: Dr. Otto on ”Gender, Sexuality, & the Bauhaus“ // Decolonizing Lens: Art and Activism
For Ugonna Chigbo, the volunteer co-ordinator at CKUW, the best part of the job is meeting volunteers and bringing their ideas to life.
Body of Intrigue // Darkroom drop-in // Cream of the Crap IX // Community discussion on public housing // Indigenous Music Showcase // William Prince Matinee
When Winnipeggers think of their city, the first thing that comes to mind is likely not classical music.
Divest UWinnipeg launches another campaign // Library research workshop // Indigenous film screening at the WAG // Bell Let’s Talk supports local women’s resource centre // Second beading symposium to take place in Winnipeg // Free Royal Canoe show
Heartbeat City EP release // Speaking Crow: February Edition // Sustainable Winnipeg Panel // Lecture by Diane Driedger // Restoration Tuesdays at Cinematheque // Manitoba Music x Real Love Thursday
Plant This Movie // Pizza fundraiser for Arts Junktion // Winterruption Winnipeg // Sweet on Sustainability // Indigenous Is Not a genre // Two solo exhibitions at Plug In ICA
Steve Basham & the Vanity Dads // Hinterland Remixed // The Circus of Objects // DIY Screen-printing workshop // Wrapped Rainbows
The Rady Jewish Community Centre kicks off 2020 on a high note as it presents Music ‘N’ Mavens for its 22nd consecutive year. Founding producer Karla Berbrayer says she started this event because of a need for diverse programming in Winnipeg.
1. The Forks
2. Club 200
3. The Good Will Social Club
1. Yes We Mystic, Ten Seated Figures album release (April 27 @ The Garrick)
2. Virgo Rising (May 17 @ The GoodWill w/ Pisces and Urban Vacation)
3. Winnipeg Pro Wrestling: Sherb Times a Charm (May 30 @ Sherbrook Inn)