Arts briefs

MB Arts Network’s online performances

From Feb. 21 to March 31, MB Arts Network is hosting performances every Sunday and Wednesday at 7 p.m on their Facebook page. The shows feature Manitoba musicians and performers, including Leaf Rapids, Kendra Kay, Woody Holler, Desiree Dorion, Sebastian Gaskin, Double the Trouble, Kelly Bado, the Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers and the Street Circus. On March 28, Stephanie Morin-Robert will perform her Fringe Festival hit Blindside. There will also be performances from nine emerging artists and alumni of Manitoba Arts Network’s mentorship program, including Cohen Sieg, Jane Cory & Kyle Burghout, Lana Winterhalt and The Prairie Joggers.

Raine Hamilton at the West End Cultural Centre

Winnipeg singer-songwriter and chamber folk artist Raine Hamilton will perform live from the West End Cultural Centre on Feb. 5 with trio collaborators Quintin Bart on double bass and Natanielle Felicitas on cello. The performance will feature songs from her upcoming album Brave Land, as well as some old favourites. This new album will be released slowly over the year through a series of singles. Like many of her past concerts, this performance will include ASL interpretation. The concert is at 8 p.m, and tickets are available at eventbrite.ca/o/west-end-cultural-centre.

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra quintets

Joel Green will perform at the third installment of Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra’s concert series on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Broadcast from the Royal MTC Tom Hendry Digital Studio, these free performances are scheduled every second Monday for the duration of the series. For the livestream link, go to the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra website between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. the day of the concert.

Shred Kelly plays the Winnipeg Folk Festival, virtually

British Columbia’s Shred Kelly makes their Winnipeg “stop” on Feb. 13. Shred Kelly’s virtual tour is hosted by eight music festivals across Canada, including the Winnipeg Folk Festival. A quarter of the proceeds will be donated to Protect Our Winters Canada. The show will include a 40-min set, a comedy short and a campfire song from different iconic performers. Tickets for their Winnipeg show at 7 p.m. on Feb. 16 can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Roaring 2020s at Home hosted by MEMETIC

Live from the Pyramid Cabaret, MEMETIC presents seven hours of swing-inspired house, tech and breaks. Performers include DJs Lotek, Manalogue, Komus and Nathan Zahn, and visuals by Pixel Pusher and Jabez Wray. The event will be hosted live on Twitch and is a fundraiser for the Pyramid Cabaret. Details about where to stream and tickets to come. The show starts on Feb 13 at 7 p.m. Find out more on their Facebook event page. 

Theory at Home

MAWA presents Theory at Home, an informal critical discussion series online featuring guest facilitators. Praba Pilar is a queer diasporic
Colombian artist creating performance art, digital/electronic installations, experimental public talks and workshops in museums, universities, festivals, galleries and streets around the world. This week, they will read Tiare Ribeaux’s Cyanovisions – Photosynthetic Speculations. Email programs@mawa.ca to receive the reading and Zoom link to the meeting.

Published in Volume 75, Number 17 of The Uniter (February 3, 2021)

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