Cierra Bettens

Arts and culture editor  

  • Arts Briefs

    imagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival// Friday night at the Good Will Social Club// Winnipeg Crankie Festival// Winnipeg comedy showcase at the Park Theatre// Cinémental launches 30th edition// Heartbeat of a Nation

  • Keeping it local

    With the benefits that come with it, many Manitobans desire to eat local. However, sometimes that’s easier said than done. In urban living spaces a far cry from rural homesteads, access to farm-fresh goods can be significantly limited.

  • Arts briefs

    Reel Pride 2021// Submit your docs// An evening with Colin Smith// Jade Turner album release// MCO presents Raine Hamilton// Museum music minutes at Dalnavert

  • (Re)writing Punk

    In a building on the corner of Stradbrook Avenue and Main Street, now hiding shyly behind a denture clinic, adjacent to the rapid-transit route, lived the vibrant, (in)famous House of Beep. Named after a beloved sugary fruit drink, the House of Beep was a counterculture chapel where Winnipeg’s early punks congregated.

  • Arts briefs

    Orange Shirt Days at the Manitoba Museum// Freddy and the Fire Nation at The Good Will// Cowboys and the Characters at cre8ery// Propagandhi at The Park// WCD Emerging Artist Initiative

  • Where arts and active transportation intersect

    Winnipeg holds many intersections of arts and active transportation. Monthly events like Bike Jam bring together arts, community and physical activity in tandem with events like the Rainbow Trout Music Festival.

  • Arts briefs

    Apollo Suns release new Single// Good Will reopening show// Black Forest Sanitorium installation// Brandi Vezina album release party// WSO community celebration concert// Project Jazz at Old Market Square

  • Arts briefs

    Tailing Pools at Plug-In ICA // Sanctuaries virtual exhibition at Gallery 1C03 // Wong Kar Wai films at Cinematheque // Life's Little Pleasures and Life's Little Pressures at cre8ery // Theatre by the River opens Meet Me at Dawn // People Change dance and music performance

  • Arts briefs

    window: topographies of a homeplace // Winnipeg Beer Festival // Intro to Nature Drawing Workshop with Dr. Heather Hinam // Queer We Go Again art exhibition at The Edge Gallery // Healing Power exhibition at cre8ery // MAWA Annual Over the Top Art Auction

  • Sherbrook Street Fest returns

    After a one-year hiatus, the Sherbrook Street Festival will return to West Broadway for its 16th year from Sept. 10 to 11. This year, however, folks can expect to hear music playing from River Avenue to Portage Avenue.

  • A curation of care

    Running from now until Dec. 17, When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan is Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art’s (Plug-In ICA) latest exhibition, featuring work from artists Dayna Danger, Kite and asinnajaq.

  • Vaccines mandated on U of W campus

    After weeks of advocacy from faculty unions and pressure from students, the University of Winnipeg (U of W) is set to follow in the footsteps of other Canadian universities by implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the fall term. 

  • London, Ont. terror attack ignites calls for change

    The Muslim community in Winnipeg has been thrown into a state of grief. On June 6 in London, ON, four members of the Afzaal family were killed by a driver who was targeting them because of their faith.

  • Romance, unprecedented

    Making it official in the time of COVID-19

  • Bridging the suburban/inner-city gap

    Dynamics of the Inner City course now offered at Maples Met School

  • Hydro tensions

    Strikes and opposition to Bill 35 creating friction at Manitoba Hydro

  • Whose Portage Place?

    Concerns raised over shopping mall’s redevelopment

  • Navigating the gendered impact of COVID-19

    Women in the 15 to 24 age bracket among most affected by pandemic job losses

  • The Village Project seeks to end, not manage, homelessness

    Housing project aims to promote healing through community and cultural supports

  • Bill [redacted]

    Province faces criticism after releasing 19 bills with no text

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