Arts and Culture Briefs

Local art sale

Urban Shaman’s 13th annual 50 to 500 Members Exhibition + Sale is happening from Nov. 4 to Dec. 3. Members of the gallery – which is dedicated to promoting discourse about contemporary Indigenous art on local levels – have submitted their works of art to be on display and for sale. This exhibition is taking place as Urban Shaman celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Musician swap

Manitoba Music and Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current are partnering for a music exchange between Minneapolis and Winnipeg. This will deepen the connection between the cities’ industries and media and give musicians the opportunity to network with key industry players. On Nov. 10, Micah Erenberg and Lanikai will head to Minnesota, then come back for a show at Le Garage on Nov. 12 with Sleeping Jesus and ZULUZULUU.

Winter biking in Winnipeg

In the winter of 2015, filmmaker Christopher Mitchell followed cyclists around the snowy streets of Winnipeg for 32 days with his camera. He’s turned the footage into a documentary titled Winter Bike, which aired on MTS Stories From Home. For more info about the film and where to find it, go to

Country music awards

The 2016 Manitoba Country Music Awards are on Nov. 10. It’s presented by the Manitoba Country Music Association (MCMA) and Dauphin’s Countryfest and held at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre. Once again, QX104’s Leanne Cater will host. Doc Walker, Don Amero and Ray St. Germain will all perform during the evening, along with many other musicians. Tickets are $25 through Ticketmaster.

Canada’s Got Game

For the second year, Telefilm Canada is running its social media campaign Canada’s Got Game. Narcity, an online distributor, is releasing industry talent, videos, behind-the-scenes features and teasers featuring musicians playing party games aboard a bus online with the hashtag #CanadasGotGame. The goal is to encourage millennials to seek out Canadian content. The videos had 83,000 total views between 2015 and 2016. 

Records Sundaze v.4

On Nov. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m., the fourth monthly Records Sundaze will take over a corner of The Handsome Daughter. Eat Em Up, Mass Deadening and Dub Ditch Records will sell LPs and cassettes, while DJ Ack Ack handles the A/Vs. There will also be a secret guest vendor. Discounts are available from some sellers in exchange for a drink from the bar.

Published in Volume 71, Number 9 of The Uniter (November 3, 2016)

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