Arts Briefs

Have your say downtown

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ wants to know what your vision for a better downtown looks like – and they’re offering a chance to win a $100 gift card if you do. The survey, which takes about 10 minutes, can be accessed via

Garrett Neiles EP show

After releasing his sophomore EP 27 in late October, Japanese-Canadian alternative artist Garrett Neiles will host his Winnipeg release party at the Park Theatre on Nov. 16. The album is a lyrical culmination of Neiles’ formative years with a classic early ’00s pop-rock sound. Get your tickets via

Get Hyper

Hyper Canada, a tech and arts conference, will bring immersive tech enthusiasts and innovative creatives together on Nov. 18. Hosted at Red River College Polytech (319 Elgin Ave.), digital media design, virtual reality and interactive storytelling will be explored through workshops, roundtable discussions and exhibitions. To learn more and reserve your tickets, visit

WJT’s comedic opening

The Winnipeg Jewish Theatre launches its 2023-24 season this Thursday, Nov. 9 with a brand-new witty comedy. Written by Canadian theatre icons Diane Flacks and Richard Greenblatt, Pals, or Scenes from a Friendship examines the highs and lows of a lifelong friendship. The show runs from Nov. 9 to 19. Tickets can be purchased via

The Sound of Unity 2.0

This weekend, the best of Winnipeg’s Filipino rock scene will take the stage at the West End Cultural Centre (586 Ellice Ave.). The Sound of Unity 2.0 will welcome five-piece Filipino-Canadian rock band Ninja Party, newly formed group 33 RPM, trio Humous and community-oriented Danny E. Band. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 plus fees and can be purchased via

Li Keur: Riel’s Heart of the North

History will be made this month as the first full-scale Indigenous-led opera opens on a Canadian stage. Created by Métis poet and librettist Dr. Suzanne M. Steele and co-composed by Alex Kusturok and Neil Weisensel, Li Keur: Riel’s Heart of the North tells Métis stories through opera. The show plays at the Centennial Concert Hall on Nov. 18, 22 and 24. Tickets can be purchased via

Published in Volume 78, Number 09 of The Uniter (November 9, 2023)

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