Theatre

  • Apollo Suns return to The Park Theatre

    Restrictions that barred in-person performances during the COVID-19 pandemic left musicians scrambling to find different ways to collaborate and communicate.

  • City briefs

    What gets weird when we talk about free speech?// Vaccine verification is back// Love and Information live in YouTube// A reading with Karen McBride// Province recognizes assisted reproduction// While UMFA strikes, province pays $12.5M for third-party job training

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • To be or not to be? That is (still) the question

    William Shakespeare might have written plays during the 16th century, but the pillars of his stories prevail in the modern world. Two virtual classes, presented by theatre company Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) and McNally Robinson Booksellers, aim to shed light on his enduring influence.

  • Arts Briefs

    imagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival// Friday night at the Good Will Social Club// Winnipeg Crankie Festival// Winnipeg comedy showcase at the Park Theatre// Cinémental launches 30th edition// Heartbeat of a Nation

  • 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.

  • Arts briefs

    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

  • 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.

  • Critipeg: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Currently playing in the theatres. 

  • Arts briefs

    Tailing Pools at Plug-In ICA // Sanctuaries virtual exhibition at Gallery 1C03 // Wong Kar Wai films at Cinematheque // Life's Little Pleasures and Life's Little Pressures at cre8ery // Theatre by the River opens Meet Me at Dawn // People Change dance and music performance

  • Curtain call for the RWB comeback

    A year after the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) last set foot on the Centennial Concert Hall stage, dancers will return to the mainstage for the 2021-22 season. In an effort to invite audiences to enjoy in-person entertainment and celebrate the return of traditional performances, the RWB has decided to name the incoming season Reignite the Stage.

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