Arts briefs

Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday celebration

On Nov. 26, the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society (WCMS) will celebrate late Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday by performing a selection of his piano preludes. The concert takes place at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (300 Memorial Blvd.) at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit

A movie you can dance to

Head down to the Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Ave.) on Thursday, Nov. 23 for PARADISE, curated by Omid Moterassed. The main event is a screening of the animated sci-fi music film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, accompanied by DJs BBS Steve, Hayden Mekai and Rhayne Vermette. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the film starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 plus fees online via or $ 20 at the door.

Theatrical connections

Theatre artists are invited to connect with old friends at Gather at the Gargoyle. Three local theatre companies are hosting the event, which takes place at the Gargoyle Theatre (585 Ellice Ave.) on Dec. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is free, and both travel-size toiletries and new or gently used winter items will be collected in support of Spence Neighbourhood Association.

Sound of Music @ Royal MTC

The hills are alive at the Royal MTC. The Sound of Music plays from Nov. 28 to Dec. 23, just before Christmas Eve. The theatre centre is also collecting warm mittens for RaY, North End Women’s Centre and Main Street Project during showtimes. To purchase tickets, visit

On the future of Black art in Canada

On Nov. 26, a panel of distinguished Black artists and community leaders in Manitoba will present their ideas at The Future of Black Artists in Manitoba. Hosted by Canadian Black Artists United, the free event takes place at 4 p.m. at the Creative Foundation Centre (1615 St. Mary’s Rd.). For the full program, visit

Celebrating labour and the arts

MayWorks, an annual festival spotlighting artists depicting working-class life and labour, is accepting submissions and event ideas for its 2024 season. The festival takes place in May with some events in late April and early June. Artists of all disciplines are invited to submit their ideas to [email protected] before March 15, 2024.

Published in Volume 78, Number 11 of The Uniter (November 23, 2023)

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