Cierra Bettens

Arts and culture editor  

  • Arts briefs

    APTN: DJ Burnt Bannock// Astral Zeneca at Park Alleys// The art of walking// Folk Fest to announce 2022 lineup// Neuro-Hilarity// Manitoba Remembers: A COVID Elegy

  • Arts briefs

    MCO announces spring concert// Vintage, handmade and more// Harry Manx at the WECC// A jam session for a good cause// Mahogany Frog releases new album// Art Talk: The Photograph as Art

  • Arts briefs

    Investigations into motion capture/ Bushland Series at cre8ery/ Calling all green thumbs/ WCD presents in between here and now/ Decolonizing Lens: Tia and Piujuq/ Apply for Plug-In ICA’s Summer Institute

  • Overreaching and undermining

    Last year, student and faculty unions joined forces to fight against the Manitoba government’s overreach on post-secondary institutions through Bill 33.

    Now, it seems the provincial government is attempting to undermine the independence of post-secondary education again.

  • Arts briefs

    Soul Club at the Good Will// Stone Soup for a good cause// An Evening for Peace// Show support at the SHINE-ATHON// Book launch: Still Living the Edges// There’s Something in the Water for World Water Day

  • Arts briefs

    McNish: Variety of Connections// The Festival of Fools is back!// The Prairie Joggers at the Daughter// Opening reception: Feast, Famine// Black Horror series at Cinematheque// The WSO presents The Spirit Horse Returns

  • PTE launches two new streaming projects

    Whether dystopian audio dramas or animated serials are your jam, the Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE) has you covered.

    After postponing in-person performances, PTE announced the March release of two digital projects.

  • All aboard the moonlight special

    Today, Manitoba’s beaches are generally only accessible by car. However, that wasn’t always the case.

    From 1916 to 1956, hundreds and occasionally thousands of Manitobans hopped aboard an evening train that took them to Grand Beach and Winnipeg Beach.

  • Arts briefs

    Lost and found// Celebrating women in jazz// Little Miss Higgins to release The Fire Waltz// Free films at Freeze Frame// Manitoban takes home a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award// Manitoba Music presents GEAR UP speaker series

  • Arts briefs

    Jazz improv with Carter Graham// Gallery 1C03 reopens its doors// The Winnipeg Comedy Showcase returns// Lighting up The Cube// window presents Eve Tagny// PTE announces two digital projects

  • Foreign labour, homegrown precarity

    Canadians often don’t think about the food supply chain until their favourite leafy green or salty snack is absent from grocery-store shelves.

    What many fail to realize is that an absence of a product is often the result of the absence, or lack, of a person, too.

  • Arts briefs

    A field trip through Black History// Honour and Reverence// Rediscovering Rooster Town// FUNdrive!// Kickstarting the Dead Work Collective

  • Arts brief

    Reconciliation as art// Black History trivia night// MCO announces free virtual winter concerts// Moments of My Own// Onna Lou releasing folkloric single// PLATFORM wants your shorts!

  • Not your opa’s joke

    When Andrew Unger launched The Daily Bonnet in 2016, he never imagined the Mennonite satire website would accumulate over 10 million views. Today, the popular blog draws readers in by adding a Mennonite twist to current affairs.

  • Where three points meet

    Long before the Assiniboine and Red Rivers became a frozen hub for skaters, cyclists and winter recreationists of all kinds, it was a meeting place where the Lakota, Nakota, Dakota peoples from the west, the Anishinaabe from the south and the Cree from the north convened.

  • Arts briefs

    Open beading circle// Grants for arts!// Skywalk lectures// Helen Chau Bradley launches debut book// PEOPLE series returns to the stage

  • Arts briefs

    In conversation with Maureen Gruben// Through and Through// Artist talk with Grace Nickel// Music, mavens and more// Pulling heartstrings at home// Winnipeg New Music Festival

  • Arts briefs

    The Trews at The Burt// Hoist exhibition at Platform Gallery// Comeback Kid releasing Heavy Steps// Honouring Cliff Eyland// Hone your grant-writing skills// Art exhibition expanded into podcast

  • Favourite local public art piece

    1. The toppling of the Queen Victoria statue
    2. Bloody Saturday by Bernie Miller and Noam Gonick / Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei (tie)

  • Favourite local dancer

    1. Dancing Gabe
    2. Ella Steele
    3. Sophia Lee

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