Arts briefs

Open beading circle

Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) is hosting a cross-cultural beading workshop on Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants have the option of joining in person at MAWA (611 Main St.) or virtually over Zoom. Kits can be picked up in advance at MAWA. Space is limited. Email Niamh Dooley at [email protected] to request registration.

Grants for arts!

The Feb. 8 deadline for the Winnipeg Arts Council (WAC)’s Project Grant Program is just around the corner, but there’s still time to apply. New and emerging arts organizations and collectives are encouraged to apply for the grant, which offers a maximum of $10,000 to be put toward projects with artistic and civic impact. Visit for eligibility requirements and details on how to apply.

Skywalk lectures

The annual Skywalk lecture series, presented by the Winnipeg Public Library in conjunction with the University of Winnipeg, will take place virtually this year. On three Wednesdays in February (9, 16, and 23) from 12 to 12:50 p.m., features distinguished U of W faculty members. The first lecture is a talk by Dr. Yannick Molgat-Seon on how sex influences the physiology of the human pulmonary system. Register through the library’s calendar via

Helen Chau Bradley launches debut book

On Feb. 9 at 7 p.m., join Helen Chau Bradley for the launch of their debut collection of stories, Personal Attention Roleplay. The collection brings in themes of “queer loneliness, mixed-race confusion, late capitalist despondency and the pitfalls of intimacy.” Presented by McNally Robinson Booksellers, Chau Bradley will be in conversation with authors Anne Leventhal and Jenny Heijun Wills. Register for the Zoom event by visiting

PEOPLE series returns to the stage

Performance and movement artists Ian Mozden and Matthew Sawatsky will perform in the second installment of the PEOPLE presentation, titled PEOPLE LET NOTHING IN. They are joined by dancer D-Anne Kuby and photographer Leif Norman for a night of music, dance and performance. The show will take place at the Rachel Browne Theatre (211 Bannatyne Ave.) on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are a suggested price of $15 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Published in Volume 76, Number 15 of The Uniter (January 27, 2022)

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