Arts Briefs

A love letter to Jewish mothers

The latest production at the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (WJT) is a “part memoir, part standup routine, part documentary” play called 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. Written by Kate Moira Ryan and Judy Gold, the play will stream on Broadway on Demand from Nov. 15 to 28. Tickets are available at

WAFF celebrating 20th anniversary

The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) will host its 20th annual film festival from Nov. 24 to Dec.1. Centred around the theme of Every Child Matters, the festival will spotlight residential-school narratives and foster discussions on reconciliation. Tickets and showtimes are available at

Exploring the Heart of the Forest

Pop into cre8ry gallery’s latest exhibition, The Heart of the Forest, featuring the naturalistic work of artists Valerie Peasey and Heather Gillespie. The gallery (125 Adelaide St.) is open Tuesday to Friday from 12 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 5 p.m. The exhibition will be available to view starting Nov. 25 and will close on Dec. 7.

Midnight Review Presents ... a new album

The experimental musical ensemble Midnight Review Presents recently released a new album called GHOULISH on Bandcamp. It’s described as “10 songs of LoFi madness and desperation” that were home-recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown. Stream it or purchase a physical copy by visiting

The City is Still Red

In the 1990s, the Indigenous Writers Collective held a public reading in Winnipeg called Red City. To bring this event back to life, the collective, alongside the Winnipeg Arts Council is hosting The City is Still Red, a night of storytelling and spoken word by local Indigenous writers. The Nov. 30 event will take place at the West End Cultural Centre (586 Ellice Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and proof of double vaccination is required.

Supporting BIPOC filmmakers

On Nov. 12, the Winnipeg Film Group (WFG) and IATSE 856 announced their new BIPOC Artist’s Film Fund to help emerging artists create short films. Successful applicants will be awarded $10,000 in cash, $2,000 in WFG services and more. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31 at 12 p.m. Visit winnipeg-film-groups-bipocaward/ for more information.

Published in Volume 76, Number 10 of The Uniter (November 18, 2021)

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