Arts briefs

Pop Up Sandwich Shop

On Saturday, Sept. 19, X-Cues Cafe and Lounge (551 Sargent Ave.) is hosting a sandwich pop-up from 2 to 6 p.m. to fundraise for the Sunshine House community resource centre. Tables will be arranged to ensure social distancing is possible, masks are encouraged, and JD and The Sunshine Band will provide the tunes. 

Art in the Park

NDP MLA Uzoma Asagwara and Artbeat Studio are hosting an afternoon of art and community in Central Park (400 Cumberland Ave.) on Saturday, Sept. 19. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and you can RSVP by calling 204-306-8581 or emailing 

Norval Morrisseau at Urban Shaman

An exhibition of Norval Morrisseau’s work is showing at Urban Shaman (203-290 McDermot Ave.), and there will be a tea gathering on Saturday, Sept. 19 in lieu of an opening reception. The gathering will run from 2 to 4 p.m. and has a limited capacity. RSVP via the Urban Shaman website to reserve your spot. 

Over the Top

This year, MAWA’s (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Arts) Over the Top Art Auction will be held online. In-person viewings of the works that are for sale can be scheduled from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday until Sept. 26 at MAWA (611 Main St.). This is a great opportunity to support a local arts organization and get your hands on some original art! More information is available at

Joy is more than just a feeling

Wall-to-Wall Mural and Culture Festival and window winnipeg have teamed up to bring you an exhibition featuring Winnipeg-based filmmaker and artist plutoe. Joy is more than just a feeling can be viewed at Synonym Art Consultation (211 Pacfic Ave.) until Friday, Sept. 18. Check Synonym’s website for gallery hours, accessibility information and COVID-19 restrictions. 

Architecture + Design Film Festival

Winnipeg’s Architecture + Design Film Festival (A+DFF) kicks off on this week. Screenings of critically acclaimed films that explore the impact of design (from architectural to graphic to product design) on our everyday lives will take place from Sept. 16 to 27. Visit for tickets and screening times.

Published in Volume 75, Number 02 of The Uniter (September 17, 2020)

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