Arts and culture briefs

If I Was God… 

The National Film Board film, If I Was God…, has advanced in the 2015 Oscar® Race. The short animated film was directed by two-time Oscar®-nominated Winnipeg filmmaker Cordell Barker. It follows a 12-year-old boy who daydreams about suddenly having God-like powers. 

 

Manitoba Book Awards 

The Manitoba Writers’ Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers announced that the submissions period for the 2015 Manitoba Book Awards are now open. Four copies of books must be sent in before Dec. 1. A short list will be announced in March 2016. Find more information at manitobabookawards.com. 

 

Don Amero 

Don Amero’s third annual Amero Little Christmas is taking place Dec. 5 at the West End Cultural Centre. The concert is based on his love for holiday music and the sense of community the season brings. There will be music, inspiring stories and videos. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. 

 

Fairytale Market 

The Christmas edition of the Fairytale Market is coming to the Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre on Nov. 29. From noon to 5 p.m., members of FAIRY Girls will be selling handmade goods, including jewelry, clothing and watches. The group is made of free-spirited, alternative women. Go and let your inner fairy fly! 

 

Alice in Winnipeg 

Royal MTC presents Alice Through the Looking-Glass this Nov. 26 to Dec. 19. This adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be performed at John Hirsch Mainstage. On noon the days of performances, a limited number of tickets will be available for people 25 and under.

Published in Volume 70, Number 12 of The Uniter (November 26, 2015)

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