Volume 76, Number 4
Published October 1, 2021
Reimagining Nuit Blanche
Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is one of the city’s most anticipated fall events, typically spanning across the core urban area with multitudes of art installations running late into the night.
A new holiday
It’s Friday. Friday! Friday?
Yes, The Uniter is publishing a day later than usual this week. No, you don’t need to reset your watch. Do people still wear watches?
Stepping up to booking
The Good Will Social Club is a hub for local and visiting artists to play tunes, have faceoffs and unite people with the venue’s electric karaoke sessions. All these events couldn’t happen without someone to connect with musicians and organize dates to make these arrangements a reality.
Laughing into the 20s
Comedians from across the country will arrive in Winnipeg for the 20th anniversary of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, taking place from Oct. 5 to 10.
A lineup filled with talent and charisma is set to charm audiences after the uncertainty of whether a celebration would be possible due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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.
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
Critipeg: We Are Lady Parts
“Play Something,” available on the Global TV app
Post-election processing panel// Mennonite centennial conference// Gandhi and the partition of India// Research office relocates// Byelections begin// Restarting the Helen Betty Osborne scholarships
The ‘return’ of the Winnipeg Jets
After playing most of last season outside of Manitoba due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winnipeg Jets have returned to their home arena, the recently renamed Canada Life Centre. True North Sports + Entertainment (TNSE), the Jets’ owners and operators, have kept the pandemic in mind in their planning for the upcoming year
Gardens at the leaf now in bloom
The Gardens at The Leaf, a “place where nature and culture unite,” opened this summer at Assiniboine Park. This outdoor attraction is part of the final phase of Assiniboine Park’s 2009 redevelopment plan. This nearly 30-acre greenspace comprises six distinct exhibits.
Institutionalized racism and academic misconduct
In many cases, academic misconduct is something professors discuss on the first day of classes – but individual instances of academic dishonesty aren’t often spoken about by the greater campus community.
Re-Indigenizing Treaty 1 and beyond
A new initiative is being brought to life by University of Winnipeg (U of W) art history professor Dr. Julie Nagam. Nagam is working alongside an international team of BIPOC artists and researchers, who are passionate about re-Indigenizing urban centres and universities through public art and technology.
When in Florence
For Anne-Laurence Caudano, a professor in the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) history department, her love of the past began in childhood. “I always wanted to do something historical,” Caudano says.
Webinar Wednesdays: Tips for success!// Fall Reading Week// In-person service resumes for some departments in Student Services// Use the myVisit app//Need a spot to store your stuff? Rent a locker!//
‘Conversations about stigma’ are all talk
In mid-September, Winnipeg-born singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk spoke to multiple media outlets about “ending the stigma around talking about mental health.” As Kreviazuk told CTV News Winnipeg, “I’ve always believed we’re only as strong as the person who’s having the most challenging time in our immediate family, in our community.
Recipe: Mushroom, wild rice, soup
Venus clashes with Jupiter, the planet of opulence, on Thursday, September 30, at 7:31 PM.
There’s a desire to overdo things, because we feel as though we’ve been lacking or cut off from something. Revenge might not even be what you want.