Arts and culture briefs

Francophone musicians 

Manitoba Music headed to Montreal to help Francophone musicians across Western Canada. Rame à la rencontre de l’industrie de la musique francophone is an annual two-day event the organization holds in conjunction with Festival du Voyageur. It was created to strengthen the connection within the Francophone music industry, develop opportunities for musicians, and export their work to national and international markets. 


CKUW bursary 

The Marni Portman Travel Bursary is being created for CKUW volunteers who want to attend the annual National Campus/ Community Radio Conference. The bursary was founded as a tribute to Portman, who died this year, at the request of her family. Portman was the host of Shop Worn Angel, which aired on CKUW from 2004 until 2015. 


Xtreme Zombies 

Cre8ery is helping you up your zombie game. On Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. it is running a zombie make-up workshop. The $105 class, being taught by John Izzard, teaches special FX make-up skills, including creating a ripped out eye, a bullet wound and a missing nose. Go to for more information. 


Made By You 

The Manitoba Craft Museum and Library is hosting a fundraiser that will get participants crafting. On Oct. 25, from 1-4 p.m., there will be workshops, craft demonstrations, kids’ craft activities, a raffle and refreshments at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain. The workshops include shuffle tatting, finger weaving, felted acorns, glass cutting and paper collage. 


A year of Good Will 

The Good Will Social Club, which opened in the location of the former Pop Soda’s at 625 Portage Ave., is celebrating their first birthday on Oct. 22. Starting at 8 p.m., they’re promising free shirts, free treats from A Little Pizza Heaven, a massive flip cup game and, of course, drink specials. DJ’s Hunnicutt, Co-op and Tiny O will provide the tunes. 


U of W improv 

The University of Winnipeg’s Improv Group is kicking off its season on Oct. 23. Its first show will start at 7 p.m. on the third floor of Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at the University of Winnipeg. The cost is $5 for the general public and $3 for students. The student group runs workshops and holds performances.

Published in Volume 70, Number 7 of The Uniter (October 22, 2015)

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