Growing a new Leaf
The line to purchase tickets to enter The Leaf is long.
Observe & interact
It’s a sunny Sept. 24 at The Forks when Melanee Tessler frowns at the end of the broken wire. LED lights became disconnected from the wires that lead into the programming box during setup.
Sweet Alibi releases Make A Scene
Western Canadian Music Award winners Sweet Alibi released their fourth album, Make a Scene, on Jan. 28.
PROFile: Advancing through movement
Advanced movement instructor Zorya Arrow started teaching for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) theatre and film faculty at the start of the 2022 winter term.
At a time when industries are finding it extremely difficult to keep their doors open due to staffing shortages, organizations are facing similar challenges recruiting volunteers. This is an issue, as many larger music events and festivals rely heavily on volunteers to operate.
Favourite local podcast
1. Witchpolice Radio
2. Bikini Drive-In
3. One Great History
Favourite local album
1. Vagina Witchcraft - Vagina Witchcraft
2. Amos the Kid - No New Ideas
3. Virgo Rising - Sixteenth Saphire
Dancing through change
On Oct. 22, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (WCD) Emerging Artist Initiative returns with a new show. Program choreographer Jolene Bailie processes the feelings and experiences of this past year and transforms them through artistic expression into dance.
WNDX Festival of Moving Image screens innovative films
The WNDX Festival of Moving Image has brought innovative images and films to Winnipeggers since 2005. The festival exposes audiences to both international works and films from the Prairie provinces, featuring groups often overlooked by mainstream festival circuits.
Breaking down barriers and lyricizing mental health
After a five-year hiatus, local singersongwriter Sierra Noble was excited to release a new single called “Let Me Out Of Here” on Oct. 1. The song was made in collaboration with Rusty Matyas and touched on their respective experiences with mental health.
See you there
With the return of live events and music picking up steam, organizers and artists are thinking outside the box and putting in extra effort to bring in-person events to fruition.
Opening in a pandemic
Why the owners of Gâto and Thyme took the risk
Elevating voices with lived experience
Podcast creates a space to discuss disability in theatre and arts
Manitoba Craft Council members trade crafts
Imagining new worlds
Origins Stories: David A. Robertson
Demystifying winter camping
Experienced campers share advice for safe and fun winter excursions
Staff photographer Keeley Braunstein-Black explores local hiking options in this week’s cover feature.
Charles Lauder (Sleepy) is the current president of the Winnipeg Circus Club (WCC). This is the third time Lauder has been elected to the position. One of the reasons Sleepy loves being a clown is “because you can dabble your giant tippy-toe in pretty much anything,” including juggling, balloons, comedy, stage shows and birthday parties.
Solidarity at Portage and Main
On Jan. 10, Portage and Main became the scene of a solidarity protest.
Riding in a winter wonderland
Winter biking might not be the first thing that comes to people’s minds when they think of an effective mode of transportation or an enjoyable outdoor activity. However, despite the cold, for many people, cycling in winter can be both a necessary form of transportation and a fun recreational pastime.