Arts briefs

Lubomyr Melnyk is back in town

Lubomyr Melnyk, a world-renowned pianist and composer with roots in Winnipeg, performs at the First Presbyterian Church this Sunday, March 26. Documented as the world’s fastest pianist, Melnyk has sold out shows all over Europe. Tickets to the must-see concert can be purchased via

Get on board

Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art is seeking board members with one of four areas of expertise: treasurer, legal, public relations and/or governance. The organization, which was established in 1996, is a national leader in Indigenous art programming and curation. Submit applications to board@ with the subject line “Board Member Search” by March 31 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Trio SR9 at CCFM

Hailing from Lyon, France, Trio S9 will perform at Centre culturel franco-manitobain (340 Provencher Blvd.) on Thursday, March 23. The three-part concert is, in part, an ode to women composers, featuring baroque, romantic and classical melodies. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 to $35 and can be purchased through

Somewhere between figurative and abstract

Catch the last few days of Indeterminate Limits, a show featuring works by the University of Manitoba’s School of Art students. Curated by Scotland Cook, the exhibition features artists from a wide range of mediums, brought together through intuition and experimentation. The show wraps up on March 24. For hours of operation, visit

Don’t be negative, bring your negatives

Bring your black-and-white film negatives to the PLATFORM Centre on Saturday, March 25 at their upcoming darkroom drop-in, hosted by Alexis Aurora. From noon to 3 p.m., Aurora will walk participants through the darkroom, guiding them through the ropes of film processing. No previous experience is required, and paper and chemicals will be provided.

Solidarity forever

On March 29, a group of musicians will fight a good fight through song at the West End Cultural Centre in support of local musician and nurse Emma Cloney. Cloney was diagnosed with lipedema in 2021 and is set to undergo a string of costly treatments. All proceeds of the benefit concert – which includes performances by Raine Hamilton, Leonard Podolak, Madeleine Roger and many others – will go to Cloney’s medical costs. Tickets are $20 plus service fees and can be purchased via

Published in Volume 77, Number 23 of The Uniter (March 23, 2023)

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