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  • Rewinding the tape

    Winnipeg-based band Moonfield might have formed two years ago, but they’re finally able to share their first EP, Televox. With music slightly reminiscent of U2 and Radiohead, Santiago Ardila (drums), Andrew Friesen (guitar, bass), Danial Peirson (guitar, bass and synth) and Hayden Major (lead singer, guitar) are excited for people to listen to them from all over the world.

  • Welcoming introspective, Indigenous art perspectives

    Indigenous-centred discussions are being nurtured by a recent installation at the Urban Shaman Gallery. The Living with Contradiction and Other Work exhibition was curated by multidisciplinary Montreal artist Nadia Myre, and it explores Indigenous histories, settler/colonial relationships and lived experiences.

  • Sex Education season 3

    Streaming on Netflix 

  • Arts brief

    Half Moon Market at the King's Head// Digital jazz//Fresh Blood Project 2// Celebrating women in blues// Royal MTC presents Orlando// Return of the Art Holm

  • It’s been a long ‘live’ coming

    After being cancelled last year due to COVID-19, the So Long, Bannatyne music festival will be held on Nov. 20 at the Burton Cummings Theatre.

  • Exploring identity through contemporary dance

    Historically, dance companies have looked for certain physical qualities: height, weight, body shape and skin colour. Syreeta Hector, a Toronto-based dancer and choreographer, is attempting to bring awareness to this elitism in the ballet world.

  • Field guide concert coming to the West End Cultural Centre

    While some people chose to try new things and learn new hobbies over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, others worked hard on things they had always wanted to do. Dylan MacDonald, known by his musical alias, Field Guide, did exactly that.

  • Arts brief

    Drag brunch goes live// Two generations of art// Field Guide releases lead cover single// Jocelyn Gould Quartet jazzes up the WECC// The Telephone & La Voix humaine// Rise Again virtually

  • Critipeg: Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy

    Plays Nov. 19 at Cinematheque

  • Cranking up the stories

    Combining image arts with the sounds of local music, the Winnipeg Crankie Festival redefines a popular storytelling tradition from the 19th century. This year, the festival will run from Nov. 5 to 7, with live shows taking place at the West End Cultural Centre and at the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.

  • Local queer spaces (re)open their doors

    For several months, public-health restrictions compromised the existence of a handful of 2SLGBTQIA+ spaces in Winnipeg. Some chose to pivot virtually, while others were more or less forced to shut their doors indefinitely.

  • The war being waged within

    Through a play, dance segments and poetry, The War Being Waged takes the stage from Nov. 3 to 21 at the Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE). Also hosted online from Dec. 2 to 12, it tells the story of three generations of Indigenous women as they try to find their voices and uplift their community.

  • Enveloped in art

    Let the world fall away and lose yourself in an immersive experience with Sanctuaries, a curatorial, architectural and artistic masterpiece that is rewriting the rules of art viewership.

  • Dia de los brujas

  • Stepping into the forgotten world of live events

    My entire life has always revolved around the arts. As a singer, I love seeing concerts, orchestral performances and open-mic nights. As an actor, I love watching plays, musicals and improv. As a visual artist, I enjoy attending gallery openings, art shows and just generally being around talent and art.

  • Time for some spooky reflection

    With Halloween around the corner, people are getting into a spooky mood. Many will celebrate by wearing costumes, eating candy or going out for drinks. Others, however, have more mindful nights planned.

  • Arts briefs

    Winnipeg Comiccon is here!// Played the Fool releasing new single// Get spooked at Six Pines// Postmodern Jukebox at the Burton Cummings Theatre// Manitoba Music x Coup de coeur francophone// Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy opening in Canadian theatres

  • Critipeg: Portraits From a Fire

    In theatres Nov. 1, 2021

  • A spirited conversation

    It’s a Winnipeg tradition that on the first Friday of the month, art enthusiasts of all stripes gather in the historic Exchange District to pop into warehouse studios, drink merlot from plastic chalices and converse about local artworks. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted First Fridays in the Exchange, local art-markers continue to find ways to (virtually) bring the joy of art to the public.

  • The brass is here to stay

    Record, release, tour, repeat. While that may be the traditional means of putting out music and garnering a fulfilling career in the industry, there is always the option of rewriting the rules and finding what works best. Dirty Catfish Brass Band embodies this exception as they celebrate 10 years.

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