Arts briefs

Echoes by Alana MacDougall

Martha Street Studio’s latest exhibition features works by artist Alana MacDougall. Using her experiences as a patient, MacDougall’s work explores mortality and the vulnerability of bodies in the context of illness and Western medical intervention using medical imaging technology. Echoes runs from Sept. 8 to Oct. 20 at Martha Street Studio (11 Martha St.).

Drag Werkshop with Vida Lamour

On Sept. 16, join local queen Miss Vida Lamour Decosmo to learn the ins and outs of drag performance. Vida brings 23 years of experience to this workshop, which takes place at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (340 Provencher St.) from 2 to 5 p.m. Reserve your spot via

Colette Balcean’s Nostalgie

Using textile arts, words and music, Colette Balcaen meditates on memory to artistically convey her feelings toward people living in permanent care homes. Balcaen’s exhibition, Nostalgie, will be on display from Sept. 14 to Nov. 18 at La Maison des artistes visuels francophones (219 Provencher Blvd.). For gallery hours, visit

Art Holm No. 8

For the eighth edition of the interdisciplinary art showcase, Art Holm is presenting three musical, theatrical and dance performances. Dance-theatre artist Waawaate Fobister, musician Marisolle Negash and hiphop poetry group Kilusan + 393 Dance Troupe will take the stage at the Manitoba Museum’s Alloway Hall from Sept. 22 to 24. For specific times and to reserve tickets, visit

Virgo Rising releases “Tristan”

Winnipeg’s dreamiest indie-rock duo, Virgo Rising, has released the second song of their forthcoming sophomore EP, Vampyre Year. Produced by House of Wonders, “Tristan” was officially set free on Sept. 12, following the release of the EP’s first single, “Nail Biter.” Vampyre Year is set to be released on Oct. 13, complemented by a show at the Good Will Social Club on the same day.

Jazz Winnipeg presents David Braid

As part of its Fort Garry Hotel series, Jazz Winnipeg will welcome world-renowned pianist David Braid and two quartets to the stage on Sept. 17. The first quartet features Kerry DuWors (violin), Cathy Wood (clarinet) and Serkan Alagök (bassoon), while the second features Greg Gatien (saxophone), Marika Galea (bass) and Serkan Alagök (drums). Purchase tickets via

Published in Volume 78, Number 02 of The Uniter (September 14, 2023)

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