Arts briefs

A collector’s paradise

Support the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (MCO) while expanding your vinyl collection. Boxes of secondhand records will be available to purchase at the Vinyl Vault, located in the basement of 428 Portage Ave. Stop by between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 28.

No blues at this blues fest

An all-day blues fest will commence at the Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club (234 Main St.) this Saturday, Jan. 21. Starting at 3 p.m., Winter Blues Fest will bring in musicians Debra Lyn, Chris Ghidoni Band, JP Lepage, Curtis Newton and Son of Dave for an all-ages event (under 18 with parent or legal guardian). Grab your tickets at

Craft in Colour @ MCC

Catch the Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) members’ exhibition from now until Feb. 23. Craft in Colour, the organization’s largest member show to date, features work by a wide swath of local artists working with a diversity of media. The show takes place at the C2 Centre for Craft (329 Cumberland Ave.). For more information, visit


Henri Matisse once said that there’s no dictionary for painters. This Sunday, Jan. 22, local contemporary dancers will take the Théâtre Cercle Molière stage (340 Provencher Blvd.) to prove that extends to dance, too. NO DICTIONARY FOR DANCERS starts at 8 p.m. with a suggested donation of $20. Purchase tickets via

A warm Winterruption

Winnipeg music venues will join forces for the annual Winterruption festival, running from this Friday, Jan. 20 to Sunday, Jan. 29. The showcase kicks off with performances by Porches and Living Hour at the Rec Room (696 Sterling Lyon Pkwy.) on Jan. 20 and continues with music, wrestling and more at the West End Cultural Centre, the Good Will Social Club, the Handsome Daughter and the Park Theatre. Grab tickets to see your favourites here:

Decolonizing Lens celebrates Janine Windolph

A night of food and film to honour Atikamekw filmmaker, educator and storyteller Janine Windolph takes place at the Winnipeg Art Gallery this Thursday, Jan. 19. The evening begins with catering by FEAST at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., Stories of Qu’Appelle, Stories Are in Our Bones, Life Givers and works in progress will be screened, followed by a discussion. The hybrid event is free, and no registration is required.

Published in Volume 77, Number 15 of The Uniter (January 19, 2023)

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