Arts Briefs

Virgo Rising releases Vampyre Year

Local dreamy indie-rock group Virgo Rising released their sophomore album, Vampyre Year, on Oct. 13. Produced by House of Wonders, it reflects the band’s bond and a significant era of their lives. Listen on all major streaming platforms.

Young Lungs hosts general meeting

Young Lungs Dance Exchange is hosting their annual general meeting and community gathering this Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Artspace Board Room (4th floor, 100 Arthur St.). Refreshments will be provided as they reflect on their 2022-2023 programming. To register, visit

Books, books, books

After a pandemic-induced hiatus, the Friends of the Winnipeg Library book sale will return on Oct. 21 and 22 at Grant Park High School (450 Nathaniel St.). Used books, CDs, LPs and more will be up for grabs across 60 tables. Stop by on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or come for the half-price deal on Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Frankenstein goes live

As part of BMO Night at the Movies, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will perform the classic Frankenstein score alongside a screening of the film. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Burton Cummings Theatre (364 Smith St.) – just in time for the spooky season. Tickets can be booked online at

Active art

This week, the PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts (100 Arthur St.) will welcome Quebec-based digital artist Sabrina Ratté. Between Oct. 20 and Dec. 2, Ratté will unite three works exploring relationships between nature and technology, landscape and architecture, and reality and virtuality in her Active-sites exhibition. The opening reception takes place on Oct. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by an active research lecture on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.

Mad, trad and jazz

This weekend, the Crescent Arts Centre will welcome a bundle of music, art, swing dancing and more at the MAD about TRAD Jazz Party (525 Wardlaw Ave.). The fun commences the evening of Oct. 20 with a swing jam, live sketching workshop and introduction to jive and continues with more jazzy programming on Oct. 21. Both nights feature a live jazz party with an eightpiece band. Weekend, day and dance party passes can be purchased via

Published in Volume 78, Number 06 of The Uniter (October 19, 2023)

Related Reads