Arts briefs

Chuckling for a good cause

Have a laugh while supporting Black History Month at BHM Winnipeg’s annual comedy fundraiser. The fun starts at Rumor’s Comedy Club (2025 Corydon Ave.) on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at

MTC presents The Three Musketeers

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre's latest production tells a classic tale of friendship, romance and adventure. The Three Musketeers runs Nov. 23 to Dec. 17 and promises two hours of “swashbuckling sword fights, political intrigue and well-plumed hats.” Grab your tickets at

Jaimie Isaac exhibition at 1C03

Located in the University of Winnipeg, Gallery 1C03’s latest exhibition showcases works by artist Jaimie Isaac. Brings to Light features mixed-media sculpture, installations, performance and film responding to the legacy of the residential-school system (IRSS) and colonial structures. Visit for more information.

Cinematoba kickstarts community film

Five Manitobans – Alice Teufack, Carolyn Gray, Faustina Dalmacio, Hilary McDonald and Jessica Landry – were recently selected to participate in the Cinematoba community filmmaking initiative. Each participant is paired with a local filmmaking mentor, who will assist them in producing their short films. The films are set to be screened in the fall of 2023.

Empowering incarcerated women through beadwork

A new initiative spearheaded by the C2 Centre for Craft hopes to lend a helping hand to more than 40 incarcerated women by selling their beadwork. On Friday, Dec. 2, Women Helping Women Beadwork will host a trunk sale from 5 to 9 p.m. at 329 Cumberland Ave. Admission is free, and all proceeds will go to the artists’ trust accounts.

A final evening with Duncan Mercredi and friends

Poets, singers and storytellers from across Winnipeg will gather at the West End Cultural Centre on Nov. 30 for Mnidoon Giizis Oonhg (Little Spirit Moon) (Anishinaabe), Yiyikopiwi-pisim (Frost Moon) (Cree). The free event, which takes place at 7:30 p.m., will be Duncan Mercredi’s final evening as Winnipeg’s poet laureate after a three-year tenure. To learn more, visit

Published in Volume 77, Number 11 of The Uniter (November 24, 2022)

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