Arts briefs

Punk-rock goods

The first-ever Winnipeg Punk Rock Flea Market will take over the Valour Community Club Orioles Location (438 Burnell St.) this Sunday, April 2. Handmade punk goods by local makers and DIY crafters of all stripes will be available for purchase. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

MHC wants your work!

Artists seeking a temporary home for their art, look no further. The MHC Gallery at the Canadian Mennonite University is accepting exhibition proposals until this Saturday, April 1. New or recent work, as well as retrospectives from artists, collectives and curators are accepted. Artists do not need to be of a particular religious or faith background to apply. For more information, visit

Celebrating art across time

Head to the Winnipeg Art Gallery – Qaumajuq this Friday, March 31 for an opening celebration of Inuit Sanaugangit: Art Across Time. The newest exhibition features a whopping 400 works dating back to 200 BCE to contemporary times. The night will feature throat singing from Inuk artist Goota Ashoona and tunes by The Kaptain. The free event starts at 7:30 p.m. and includes gallery admission.

Fast, forward movement

For one weekend only, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) will showcase Fast Forward, a mixed-repertoire performance featuring members of the company. Combining five movement acts, Fast Forward spotlights original choreography from RWB School graduate Cameron Fraser-Monroe and RWB Company artists Stephan Azulay, Emilie Lewis and Zachary Rogers. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Field Guide (re)releases debut album

An alternate version of the debut, self-titled album by local singer-songwriter Field Guide, a.k.a Dylan MacDonald, is out in the world as of March 23. Field Guide (Tape Redux) features strippeddown arrangements of MacDonald’s solo album, which he developed while traveling solo on the road. The release comes ahead of Field Guide’s North American tour commencing this spring. Listen to the album on your preferred music service by visiting

A season’s farewell

Mark your calendars and catch the Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers’ last performances of the season. Local choreographer and dancer Jolene Bailie’s retuning plays at the Rachel Browne Theatre (211 Bannatyne Ave., second floor) from April 14 to 16, with a preview on April 13. Per her artist statement, Bailie examines the “act of re-tuning, on a physical and emotional level, and the deliberate process required to dis-attach is something I feel is very relevant, underappreciated, and necessary.” Tickets can be purchased online via

Published in Volume 77, Number 24 of The Uniter (March 30, 2023)

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