Arts Briefs

New Point Douglas mural

iDE Canada, in collaboration with artist Annie Bergen and Take Pride Winnipeg, have revealed a large new mural on Higgins Avenue near the Louise Bridge (close to iDE Canada’s Winnipeg office). The artwork portrays a market scene in Ghana, West Africa, and is accompanied by the text “entrepreneurs are everywhere.” Learn more about this development organization by visiting

FemFest 2017: Coming of Age

FemFest returns to Winnipeg for its annual series of events this month. Events run from Sept. 16-23, and include titles such as Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote; Falen Johnson’s Two Indians; the Human Library; and more. Most events take place at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film. For the event listings and schedule, go to

Accalia Robertson receives grant

University of Winnipeg alumni Accalia Robertson has received a Travel/Professional Development Grant from the Manitoba Arts Council to study belly dancing out of the country. Robertson primarily dances via a mix of Improvised Tribal Style and Egyptian belly dance, and collaborates with both the belly dance community and the greater Arabic-Canadian community in Manitoba. Learn more about her at

much too much to say

Until Sept. 10, a new experimental dance and theatre performance by Zorya Arrow will be presented at the B-Zone (558 Ellice Ave.). It features performances by Arne MacPherson, Arlo Reva, Emma Beech, Bo van der Midden and Arrow herself. The show runs nightly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door. Find out more at

Syrian newcomer youth theatre

Sawa Theatre is a collaborative project between Syrian newcomer youth and the Gas Station Arts Collective, promoting creativity and solidarity within the city of Winnipeg. On Sept. 8 and 9, Sawa will showcase Alice in the Land of Wonders, an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, which will be performed in both Arabic and English. Tickets are $10 and are available at or $12 at the door.

Grey’s Anatomy trivia night

Trivia, a popular event throughout Winnipeg venues, is starting the fall with a bang. The Pint Winnipeg, a sports bar located in downtown Winnipeg, will host a Grey’s Anatomy trivia night on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. (trivia starting at 8 p.m.). Register by emailing Admission is free, and there are prizes for the top scoring teams.

Published in Volume 72, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 7, 2017)

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