Arts briefs

Cr8ery exhibition closing soon

Cr8ery hosts a member gallery and studio exhibition from Jan. 6 to Feb 13. The show on the theme of Space was slated to run in the physical gallery, but, due to Code Red restrictions, the exhibit transitioned online. The show features a number of Manitoban artists, including Bill Rademaker, Brian Longfield, Christopher Chuckry, Connie Wawruck Hemmett, Drew Perry, Gary Potter, Heather Craig, Heather Gillespie, Jackie Turnbull, Jeffrey Gross, Jennifer Labella, Juanita Klassen, Judd Fagrie, Norma Jones, Pamela Desmet Franklin, Richard Webb and Robert Coulter.  The last day to view it in person is Feb. 13 at 5 p.m., but the exhibit will be online at cre8ery.com until Feb. 16.

Stuck at Home

While many people haven’t experienced being stuck at home before the COVID-19 pandemic, many disabled people have been in similar situations for years. On Feb. 11, Sick + Twisted Theatre launched a new five-part video series featuring people with disabilities. This video series is funded by Safe at Home Manitoba and available at instagram.com/sickandtwistedtheatre.

Disabled People Talking

Accessible Sport Connection Manitoba (ASCMB) hosts their second community dialogue event, Disabled People Talking: An Introduction of Accessible Sport Connection Manitoba’s Strategic Plan to the Community. This discussion will focus on ASCMB’s future. Individuals are invited to speak for up to three minutes. ASCMB hopes to hear from people with and without disabilities. The event will be held online on Feb. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. on Eventbrite. To request accessibility accommodations, email mbaccessbilesport@gmail.com.

356 Days/365 Plays (One Act)

University of Winnipeg’s Acting III Honours class will perform 356 Days/365 Plays (One Act) by Suzan-Lori Parks. She is the first Black, American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. U of W’s student performance is staged in a socially distanced manner, and the production will be live-streamed. Directed by faculty member Hope McIntyre, the production features set and light design from faculty member Adam Parboosingh and costume design by student Kate George. All technical work is done by production students. The show streams from Feb. 9 to 13, and free tickets are available to order from uwinnipeg.ca/theatre-film/order-form.html

Free big-band concerts

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra’s next live-streamed big-band concert series is on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The performance of La Nouvelle Nation will feature Andrina Turenne and Ariane Jean of Chic Gamine, performing in a live broadcast from the Royal MTC Tom Hendry Digital Studio. For the livestream link, go to the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra website between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. the day of the concert.

Light up the Pyramid, hosted by MEMETIC

Live from the Pyramid Cabaret, MEMETIC presents two nights of local music. On Feb. 12, the live broadcast will have a variety of different styles, featuring PRZM, Fresh Fries, Home Cookin’, ST ï X, Chris Komus + Devon Dare and Pretty Stella. Feb. 13’s show will feature 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. Find out more about how to tune in at facebook.com/MEMEfest under the events page.

Published in Volume 75, Number 18 of The Uniter (February 10, 2021)

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