Arts briefs

Burton Cummings at Burton Cummings

The Winnipeg-born namesake of the Burton Cummings Theatre, Burton Cummings, will play two 75th birthday shows on Dec. 28 and 30. Tickets are on sale now via

Extra! Extra!

In tandem with the 150th anniversary of the Winnipeg Free Press, the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Headlines: The Art of the News Cycle takes a deeper look at the history of news and how readers consume it. The grand opening of Headlines takes place this Friday, Dec. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.

A migratory tale

A cast of students from the University of Winnipeg’s Asper Centre for Theatre Film are in this weekend’s production of Christopher Gozum’s Alunsina’s Love. The play combines a Philippine creation story with narratives of Filipina migrants working as seamstresses in Canada. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Something old, something new

Next Saturday, Dec. 10, get your hands on some preloved, secondhand and vintage goods at the Nuage Vintage holiday market. The evening market is on from 7 to 10 p.m. at Le Patio 340 (340 Provencher Blvd.). There will be sips and sounds by DJ Janky Knee to accompany your shopping experience.

A very Ukrainian Christmas fair

Ukrainian cultural centre Oseredok’s annual Christmas fair runs from Friday, Dec. 2 to Saturday, Dec. 3 both virtually and in-person at the boutique (184 Alexander Ave. E). A variety of handmade wares from Ukraine will be available to purchase. The online catalogue can be found at

Gimme Some Truth @ Cinematheque

Winnipeg’s beloved documentary festival Gimme Some Truth is back from Dec. 7 to 11 at the Winnipeg Film Group Cinematheque. Ten brandnew short docs from local filmmakers will be screened at the festival alongside several workshops, talks and feature-length screenings. A $500 cash prize, courtesy of DOC Manitoba, will be awarded to the audience favourite. Visit for more information.

Published in Volume 77, Number 12 of The Uniter (December 1, 2022)

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