Arts briefs

WJT opening show

The Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (WJT) is back with a bang. The company’s opening show, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, is a dark, comedic folktale that plays from Oct. 29 to Nov. 6. Grab tickets and learn more at

Docs and deadlines

Calling all documentarians! It’s the last week to submit work to the Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival. Short and feature-length documentary films shot in the last three years are eligible for consideration. The festival runs from Dec. 7 to 11, and the submission deadline is Oct. 31.

Youth maker market

This Saturday, Oct. 29 at Churchill Park United Church (525 Beresford Ave.), youth from the Winnipeg homeschool group Earth Explorers will show off their talents and sell their wares from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, however, any donations will be sent to Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY).

Playwrights on parenting

The Prairie Theatre Exchange’s (PTE) latest production, Bad Parent, opens to the public on Nov. 2. Created by Ins Choi and directed by Meg Roe, the play follows Norah and Charles as they navigate the trials and tribulations of parenting a toddler. Tickets can be purchased online at

Bringing African dance to the Prairies

For 20 years, NAfro Dance has brought African dance to Winnipeg stages. To celebrate their two-decade anniversary, a special edition of NAfro’s Moving Inspirations Dance Festival will showcase dances from the African diaspora from Nov. 1 to 5. For more information, visit

November art talk

As part of First Fridays in the Exchange District’s monthly programming, artist Kathleen Shellrude will host the November art talk entitled Imagining Intimacy During Isolation. For the duration of the talk, Shellrude will discuss how hope, light and intimacy have emerged as themes in her art. The free talk takes place on Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Edge Gallery and online.

Published in Volume 77, Number 07 of The Uniter (October 27, 2022)

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