Arts briefs

Feelin’ lucky

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Irish way in Winnipeg’s French quarter. Hosted by the McConnell Irish Dancers, the event will bring ample amounts of Irish food, beverages and performances. The event takes place on Friday, March 17 at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain (340 Provencher Blvd.) at 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $20 and can be purchased via

Submit your ArchiShorts

The Winnipeg Architecture Foundations wants your shorts – on buildings, that is. March 19 is the submission deadline for the 2023 ArchiShorts Film Competition, which accepts two-minute movies about architecture using the digital recording device of the artist’s choice. Visit for detailed submission information.

A Millenium Centre soirée

A crew of talented women musicians will bring the music to an unlikely location this Friday, March 17: the Millennium Centre (389 Main St.). Vancouver-based violinist Kytami and Phonik Ops will form an EDM duo alongside MOUSAI. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. and doesn’t stop until 1 a.m. Advance tickets are $33.28 and can be purchased via

Talking movement

On Friday, March 17, join Christopher House for a studio performance and artist talk presented by Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. Starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Rachel Browne Theatre (211 Bannatyne Ave.), House, a queer choreographer, performer, director, educator and curator, will present a choreographic adaptation of NEWS followed by a talk.

From the Junos to the Limelight

After attending the Juno awards earlier in the week, Toronto-based comedian Courtney Gilmour will make a stop in Winnipeg to headline Neurohilarity. It’s the second edition of the comedy showcase since 2022, which will also feature Lyric Avra, Scott Koropas, JD Renaud and Going Greene. Doors open at 8 p.m. at Limelight Karaoke Bar (531 St. Mary’s Rd.), and the show begins at 9 p.m. Reserve your tickets via

It’s worth the trip: Here & There

Hit the road this weekend to catch the final days of Here & There, an exhibition by artists Patricia Beech and Jean David at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (710 Rosser Ave #2 in Brandon). Beech’s Prairie vignettes contrast with the shores, valleys and hills depicted in David’s work. The final day to view the exhibition is March 18. For hours of operation, visit

Published in Volume 77, Number 22 of The Uniter (March 16, 2023)

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