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  • ‘Cinematic, nostalgic and personal’

    Navigating relationships is rarely easy. Whether starting something new or reminiscing on the good old days, Winnipeg singer-songwriter Cassidy Mann translated her own experiences into her debut EP, If It’s Not Forever, which comes out on April 1.

  • SWARM online exhibition at Gallery 1c03

    Although many venues and events are currently closed to the public, there are still ways to enjoy events occurring live or on the internet. Gallery 1C03 on the University of Winnipeg campus has been holding Eruption, an art exhibit by Grace Nickel, but they have also recently helped host the SWARM art exhibit online.

  • No fuss, just(e) slam

    For writers seeking an opportunity to share their poetry beyond their journals, Just(e) Slam secures an attentive audience.

    Organized by Centre culturel franco-manitobain, Alliance Française du Manitoba and La Maison Gabrielle-Roy, Just(e) Slam is a monthly event for professional and amateur writers to recite their own poems.

  • A modern-day twist on a classic

    If the literary classic To Kill A Mockingbird were adapted to reflect the current reality, what would the story look like? The answer to this question lies in Calpurnia, a new Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Royal MTC) production premiering on March 24.

  • Mothra

    Diversions

  • 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

  • RWB dancer returns for The Sleeping Beauty

    To live life to the fullest is to focus on your passions as if there were no tomorrow. After receiving a brain cancer diagnosis in 2013, dancer and former Broadway performer Catherine Wreford Ledlow decided to return to Winnipeg and take a second shot at dance.

  • Promoting music with (real) love

    For emerging and established artists, getting the word out about upcoming gigs is the secret ingredient for a great show. Real Love Winnipeg recognized this need and now works to build community between music lovers and makers.

  • 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.

  • To be held

    Let’s call him Jack. We matched on Tinder in early 2019, when I had just turned 20. He was nine years older than me. 

  • Time to Renterii!

    Renterii, a new item-rental app from a Winnipeg tech startup, all began with a simple mission: to rent a kayak. Launched in summer 2021 by Jordan Smith, Dennis Cheong and Dany Cheong, it is an app where individuals and businesses can list, discover and rent out items.

  • Slow to act?

    After more than three weeks in downtown Ottawa, the so-called Freedom Convoy protest has ended. Police forces from across the country were instrumental in removing the occupiers, but questions remain about why it took so long.

  • 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

  • Critipeg: Nationtime

    Plays until March 11 on Cinematheque At Home

  • Getting active for a good cause

    Virtual 5Ks and other races have become increasingly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ability for runners to socially distance, choose their own locations and participate at their own pace have made them an attractive option for beginners and seasoned runners alike.

  • Learning to work with the darkness

    Last year, the Village Conservatory for Music Theatre held a virtual exhibition titled Inhibition Exhibition to showcase 14 original pieces. The works were a mixture of original songs, poems, dances and short plays, created with the help of some of Winnipeg’s top arts professionals.

  • Glam time is a superpower

    Applying foundation and blending eyeshadow with precision isn’t as easy as it seems. Makeup artistry’s value is often overlooked, but according to Winnipeg freelancers, this trade is worthy of recognition and respect

  • Rocking out of loneliness

    From Avril Lavigne’s comeback to Machine Gun Kelly’s emo shift after years in the rap scene, it’s clear that pop punk is back on trend. But it isn’t the only rock sub-genre making a comeback.

  • Perception shift

    “I think we should see other people” used to be nothing more than a somewhat cliché breakup line, but more recently, it seems the phrase has taken on more nuance.

  • PROFile: Bias toward body type

    Originally from Novosibirsk, Russia, Olya Bryksina considers herself a Winnipegger after 20 years living in the city.

    She teaches consumer behaviour, a psychology-based approach to understanding what motivates consumers. Bryksina’s research recently won a Best Paper Award at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference 2020, gaining recognition for her work.

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