Patrick Harney

Arts and culture reporter  

  • You gotta see it to believe it

    In the 1960s and ’70s, country and blues music dominated the Main Street strip in Winnipeg.

  • Lost and found again

    Barb Bottle and Briony Haig aren’t afraid to ask the big questions.

  • Live band karaoke returns

    Karaoke, derived from the Japanese words for “empty orchestra,” is a staple of bars in East Asia.

  • Worth the wait

    Local singer-songwriter Jacob Brodovsky has spent the past 18 years writing, performing and honing his craft. Fittingly, his forthcoming album, I Love You and I’m Sorry, is a distillation of a music career that began when he was 12.

  • It’s not too lonely at the top

    Every Monday night, Jeff Sinclair descends from atop his Mountain of Trivia to test the knowledge of patrons of the Good Will Social Club.

  • ‘A little bit of this and a little bit of that’

    On Jan. 14, cre8ery opens its newest exhibit, Odds N’ Ends: The Everything Show!, a showcase described as “a little bit of this and a little bit of that.”

  • Signs of the times

    The Dave Barber Cinematheque’s newest program is taking viewers to the stars. 

  • Post-pandemic party people

    To many in Winnipeg, DJs are alternatively associated with bass drop-laden EDM, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s throwback nights or classic disco and pop at a local wedding social.

  • Critipeg: Cannes Lions

    The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity showcases the best ads of 2022

  • Favourite local barber or hairstylist

    1. Ari Jakobson (Olafur’s)
    2. Walter Spooner (Waltz On In)
    3. Ashley L’Heureux (Sapphire)

  • Favourite local podcast

    1. Witchpolice Radio
    2. The Reel Debaters
    3. Barking Dog

  • Favourite movie by a local filmmaker

    1. A Social by Tavis Putnam
    2. I Survived Winnipeg by Folks Films
    3. Late Summer by Ryan Steel

  • It’s a family affair

    Winnipeg is home to a large preserve of turn-of-the-century architecture.

  • A modern-day patron of the arts

    With dozens of releases and a family of artists whose music ranges from roots to shoegaze, Winnipeg record label Transistor 66 has been part of the city’s rock scene for decades.

  • The rising tide of Indigenous Storytellers

    Shortly after confederation, the Red River Resistance saw Indigenous peoples in Manitoba organize and take action for their rights in the face of the Canadian state.

  • The North and its people in watercolour

    This month, Oceans North, a conservation organization focused on Northern Canada and its watersheds, is taking a different approach to foster an appreciation for Canada’s natural landscape.

  • Kate Beaton remembers the oil sands

    Over the past 30 years, independent comics have been steadily picking up momentum in Canada.

  • The competition heats up

    Six Winnipeg chefs will face off in the regional qualifier for Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, a national cooking competition to crown the country’s top chef.

  • One last go around

    On Oct. 19, two Winnipeg artists with half a decade of experience in the local scene bid farewell at the Handsome Daughter.

  • A Social

    Akin to the Prairie that bore the titular tradition, A Social (2022) is an intriguing reflection on sociality, especially feelings of isolation, weirdness and awkwardness.

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