Arts and culture briefs

Theatre scholarships 

Manitoba Theatre Centre is accepting applications from theatre students for a scholarship and apprenticeships. The Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair Theatre Scholarship is for full-time theatre students who want to pursue a professional career in the field, while the Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair Theatre Apprenticeships are for grads who finished school in the past two years. For more information, go to royalmtc.ca. 

 

Life’s Little Things 

A photography book featuring images of cities around the world came out March 23. Winnipegger Cendrine Marrouat included photos from France, Canada, Syria and Spain in her book, Life’s Little Things. The English and French book has minimal captions for the 50 colour photos, some of which are of Winnipeg. The book is available at creativeramblings.com. 

 

Cafeteria 

A reception for Winnipeg artists Elvira Finnigan and Lisa Wood’s latest exhibit, Cafeteria, is taking place March 30 at 6 p.m in Gallery 1C03. The artists will be talking at 7 p.m. in room 2M70. The art explores the culture of the University of Winnipeg’s cafeteria through various media, including photo collages, drawing and paintings. 

 

I Beg Your Parton 

On March 26, the West End Cultural Centre is hosting a tribute to Dolly Parton. Local musicians Andrina Turenne, Nicky Mehta, Jessee Havey, Jess Reimer, Vanessa Kuzina, Keri Latimer and Kevin Roy, along with the Lloyd Peterson House Band will be performing songs from across Parton’s career to celebrate her 70th birthday. Tickets are $25 at wecc.ca. 

 

Salsa Sundays 

Salsa Sundays is hosting a fundraiser at the TYC Event Centre on March 26 in support of its weekly July event at The Forks. Every Sunday throughout the month, the organization provides free salsa dancing under the canopy. DJ Chilango and DJ Leo Salsero will be playing the latin music on Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. 

 

Sweet Alibi 

Sweet Alibi started touring with their latest album, Walking in the Dark, on March 11 and is continuing into May, but they’re not forgetting their home town. On March 24, the local roots-pop group is performing at Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club with The Mad Trappers. The show starts at 10 p.m. and cover is $10.

Published in Volume 70, Number 25 of The Uniter (March 24, 2016)

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