Arts Briefs

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

The annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival kicked off on Oct. 19 and will show dozens of short and feature-length works by Indigenous filmmakers in theatres and on demand until Oct. 24. Passes, tickets, schedules and more can be found by visiting

Friday night at the Good Will Social Club

Local musical acts Warming, Merin and Fencing (formerly Urban Vacation) will take the stage this Friday, Oct. 22 at the Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Ave.). Tickets are $15 in advance at Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. The event is 18+, and proof of double vaccination with ID is required.

Winnipeg Crankie Festival

The fourth annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival is an interdisciplinary, cross-media festival featuring a wide range of visual artists, musicians, writers and more. Hosted by Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous, the festival will feature acts like The Mariachi Ghost, Scott Nolan and Glenn Buhr. The full schedule and ticket information can be found on

Winnipeg Comedy Showcase at the Park Theatre

On Oct. 30, a roster of six Winnipeg comedians will perform at the Park Theatre (698 Osborne St.). Local comedy veteran Jared Story will host the show, which will feature emerging and established Winnipeg comedians. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Cinémental launches 30th edition

Returning for its 30th edition, Manitoba French film festival Cinémental will screen cinematic, French-language selections from all over the world at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (340 Provencher Blvd.). The festival begins from Oct. 22 to 24 and also runs from Nov. 5 to 7. Adult tickets are $10 each or five for $30. Reserve seats by calling 204-233-2556 or visiting

Heartbeat of a Nation

Artist Tracey Charette Fehr created 250 handmade, smoke-fired bowls to represent 250 years of honouring Métis women. In partnership with the Infinity Women Secretariat, the Winnipeg Art Gallery will display the bowls as part of an exhibit called Heartbeat of a Nation, running from Oct. 19 to Nov. 7. The Winnipeg Art Gallery (300 Memorial Ave.) is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Published in Volume 76, Number 6 of The Uniter (October 21, 2021)

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