Arts and Culture Briefs


Get your bowls and spoons ready! The annual music festival, SoupStock, is back from Oct. 2 to 4. Campers will be treated to a weekend of great music and soup, including a soup making contest. There will also be a talent show, tickle trunk and “secret” features. 


Trans on stage 

Theatre by the River presents Edward II from Oct. 1 to 4, but this version has a twist. Winnipeg writer Kendra Jones adapted the original script to include a trans-positive message through a character who is a boy transitioning into womanhood. 


Wardrobe update 

Need fall fashion on a budget? Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art is hosting a clothing grab on Oct. 4. For $10, leave with as many clothes as you can carry. If you can’t make it, organize a clothing swap with friends to get ready for the chilly weather. 


Rubbing elbows with playwrights 

On Oct. 3, four accomplished playwrights will be at the Rachel Browne Theatre at 7:30 p.m. to listen as their plays are read aloud. This free event gives audience members a chance to chat up award-winning playwrights from across Canada. 


Good Karma Co. 

Good Karma Co. is performing at the Grant & Wilton Coffee House on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. The three singer-songwriters will take the stage at 1077 Grant Ave., then Ila Barker will give a solo performance. Barker’s voice has been compared to Adele, Ellie Goulding and Joni Mitchell.

Published in Volume 70, Number 4 of The Uniter (October 1, 2015)

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