Cierra Bettens

Arts and culture editor  

  • Arts briefs

    A dark day for the arts // A flurry of laughs // A dance double-feature // A concert in the sky(walk) // An intuitive art exhibition // A call for Prairie art books

  • Partners in dance and life

    Whether in ballet slippers or trainers, Catherine Wreford and Craig Ramsay walk the world together.

  • Giving back by biting back

    Forty years ago, Pat Bruderer, known as Halfmoon Woman, met the late Angelique Merasty, a world-renowned birchbark biting artist, while working at a friendship centre in Thompson.

  • Arts briefs

    Dead films come to life // Last call for WUFF submissions // Art through contemplation // Beading for your sweetheart // Stone-cold connections // The Mountaintop @ Royal MTC

  • Ushering a Yiddish renaissance

    Throughout its thousand-year history, Yiddish formed the linguistic foundation of a rich world of literature, music, folklore and fine arts.

  • Arts briefs

    Romeo, save me // Black and Proud/Noir et Fier // Art with teeth // Celebrate Palentine’s Day // Talking climate // Embracing winter through song

  • Arts Briefs

    Drag 101 // Diasporic tales @ PTE // Putting their art and soul into it // Digging up vinyl treasures // Winnipeg 150 Community Celebration Grant // A musical Happy Medium

  • Reinventing the ring

    Attending your first professional wrestling match is a bit like attending a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening.

    You have to see it live. You can never fully anticipate it. And, often, it’s best to go in blind.

  • Arts Briefs

    Lights on the Exchange returns // Gabs Sings Babs // Agrarian After Dark // RMTC and TPM present among men // Celebrating the work of Alvin // Royal Winnipeg Ballet hosting auditions Pauls

  • Arts Briefs

    To Create Context @ aceartinc. // Film training for newcomers to Canada // Making art spaces accessible // Music ‘N’ Mavens returns // gastropoetics @ PLATFORM // Royal MTC honours Carole King

  • Favourite local publication (that isn’t The Uniter)

    1. The Uniter (editor’s note: please stop voting for us)

    2. Stylus

    3. ARP Books

  • Favourite local neighbourhood

    1. Wolseley

    2. West Broadway

    3. West End

  • Arts briefs

    Django Festival All Stars @ the Rady JCC // Music in the Parlour // Winter classes open at Forum Art Centre // Get curious @ cre8ery // To Broadcast is to Scatter // A Day With(out) Art

  • Arts briefs

    Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday celebration // A movie you can dance to // Theatrical connections // Sound of Music @ Royal MTC // On the future of Black art in Canada // Celebrating labour and the arts

  • Weaving Métis stories through song

    Six years ago, during a 10,000-kilometre research trip across the M.tis homeland, Dr. Suzanne Steele, a M.tis librettist, poet and scholar, came across a historical love affair that would define her artistic life for the next several years.

  • Serena Ryder reimagines the holidays

    Few occasions trigger a barrage of complicated feelings like the holidays. Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder knows this all too well.

  • Arts briefs

    Sell your goods at Folk Fest // Artist talk: Kim Kitchen // Support your local circus // The Waltz @ PTE // Made in the Middle Craft Market // Dark Ice @ the WAG

  • Arts Briefs

    Have your say downtown // Garrett Neiles EP show // Get Hyper // WJT’s comedic opening // The Sound of Unity 2.0 // Li Keur: Riel’s Heart of the North

  • Arts Briefs

    Peaceful reflections @ cre8ery // MAWA reading group // Talking architecture // Celebrating Manitoba country // they tried to bury us // Coup de Coeur Francophone

  • Critipeg: Clue

    Plays at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre until Nov. 11

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