Arts briefs

Tunes, sips, knickknacks

Head down to Little Brown Jug on Jan. 6 (336 William Ave.) to shop for prints, postcards, stickers and apparel created by local artist Marc Kuegle. DJ Nathan Zahn will be present and spinning tracks, and beer will be plentiful.

River trail opens

Earlier this week, The Forks officially opened the first kilometres of the Nestaweya River Trail to the public. Winnipeggers can now enjoy skating, walking, biking or cross-country skiing on the trail. Visit for updates.

Artist talk @ MAWA

This Friday, Jan, 6, join artists Suzie Smith and Alexis Dirks online or in person at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA, 611 Main St.) for an afternoon artist talk. From noon to 1:00 p.m., the artists will discuss their group exhibition, I saw the way you speak, which will be hosted at the PLATFORM centre from Jan. 6 to Feb. 11.

Retro Rhythm Review @ The Good Will

For two nights in a row, The Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Ave.) will host the 2023 Retro Rhythm Review, featuring ’60s and ’70s hits, Motown, covers and more. Doors for both the Jan. 6 and 7 shows open at 9 p.m., and the music starts at 10 p.m. Visit to purchase tickets.

First Friday of the new year

What better way to ring in the first Friday of 2023 than at First Fridays in the Exchange District? This month’s edition will feature familiar gallery openings with special programming like a woodcarving workshop at Skullspace (second floor of 374 Donald St.). Visit for the full program and details.

Mariachi Ghost @ High and Lonesome

On Jan. 7, the Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club (234 Main St.) will be filled with the sounds and stories of traditional Mexican song and dance, courtesy of The Mariachi Ghost. Tickets to the show, which begins at 7 p.m. can be purchased via

Published in Volume 77, Number 13 of The Uniter (January 5, 2023)

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