Snowe-d in and Warming up
This Friday, Jan. 27, head to The Forks to celebrate the finale of Warming Huts v. 2023 Build Week. Musical performances by Warming and Lev Snowe will commence at Festival du Voyageur’s Boîte à chansons, located on the lower patio by the Canopy Rink. The event is free and begins at 7:30 p.m.
An upcoming exhibition at the Buhler Gallery (located in the St. Boniface Hospital) looks at how ideas of home frame personal identities. Home from Home features photographic works by artists Tayler Buss and Larry Glawson. The show is free to access from Feb. 2 to April 14. Hours of operation are posted at bit.ly/3wwLZ2E.
It’s officially recruitment season at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The ballet company will commence their North American audition tour to scout dancers into one of three of their professional division programs: Ballet Academic, the Anna McCowan-Johnson Aspirant Program and the Teacher Training Programs. Virtual auditions take place on the afternoon of Jan. 27. Register at bit.ly/3j1wxbJ.
Winnipeg’s newest game society is hosting its first convention this weekend. From Jan. 27 to 29 at the Bronx Park Community Centre (720 Henderson Hwy.), participants will have the chance to try their hand at a variety of board games, card games, role-playing games and miniature games. Tickets are $40 for a weekend pass or $20 for a day pass on Friday or Sunday and can be purchased via game-itoba.ca.
Lighting up the Exchange
Last weekend, Lights on the Exchange kicked off the release of several new public artworks in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. From now until March, a swath of local artists will display illuminated works for passersby and art enthusiasts alike. The excitement doesn’t end there. More artworks are set to be released on Feb. 3 to welcome the second First Fridays in the Exchange event of 2023. Catch the full program at bit.ly/3j4FOj0.
Dine with your palentines
Love, food and friends will be in the air at the Tallest Poppy (103 Sherbrook St.) on Feb. 10. In support of Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), the West Broadway food joint will serve a three-course “Palentine’s Dinner” starting at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.). Tickets are $60 without wine and $75 with an Elements Wine + Spirits pairing. Purchase them via bit.ly/3XvQCFX.
Published in Volume 77, Number 16 of The Uniter (January 26, 2023)