Arts and Culture Briefs

Peg City Porchfest 

The music festival held on local porches is coming back Sept. 26. From noon to 4 p.m., musicians will take the porch at three locations around Winnipeg for the free and accessible festival. For more information, search for the event on Facebook. 

 

RasTamils new album 

The RasTamils release their new reggae album this week. Franklin Fernando assembled the band to raise awareness about the war in Sri Lanka. It’s a Dream will be launched with a show at The Pyramid Cabaret on Sept. 26. 

 

rip/torn 

The Winnipeg magazine is about to put out its sixth issue and is looking for submissions. This issue of the art and literary publication is centring around the theme “body” with a deadline of Oct. 1. Anyone interested in submitting should email riptorncollective@gmail.com 

 

Records! 

The Central City Record Show is moving to The Pyramid Cabaret on Sept. 27 with DJs, drinks and lots of vinyl. The annual sale goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features high quality, fairly priced records. Minors will only be allowed in with an adult. 

 

WSO operating surplus 

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra announced a surplus of funds for the eighth consecutive year. The organization has a surplus of more than $86,000, despite decreased private sector and fundraising revenue from 2014. Concert revenue increased by nearly $300,000.

Published in Volume 70, Number 3 of The Uniter (September 24, 2015)

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