Arts Briefs

To Create Context @ aceartinc.

In aceartinc.’s forthcoming exhibition, artist Deinma David Iyagba contemplates the complexities of his Nigerian heritage through collage-based works. Running from Jan. 13 to Feb. 2, To Create Context examines the appropriation of African prints into fast fashion, meditating on displacement and inauthenticity. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. For hours of operation, visit

Film training for newcomers to Canada

The National Screen Institute is accepting applications from refugees and newcomers to Canada residing in Manitoba to participate in a free Intro to Production program. During a period between late January and March 2024, participants will learn about career opportunities in the film industry and gain hands-on experience in the field. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15. Visit to learn more and apply.

Making art spaces accessible

Join local playwright, director and actor Debbie Patterson to discover how to make art spaces and performances more accessible to disabled artists and audiences. This free virtual masterclass, hosted by Village Conservatory for Music Theatre, takes place on Jan. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are available to purchase online by donation via

Music ‘N’ Mavens returns

The Rady JCC’s annual Music ‘N’ Mavens summit is back with an exciting program of concerts and speaker series. From now until March 28, a diverse range of musical performances – such as Mal Magorel’s Carole King cover show to a talk titled Climate Change and the Working Class by Dr. Mark Hudson – the festival has something for everyone. For the full program and to purchase tickets, visit

gastropoetics @ PLATFORM

The latest exhibition at the PLATFORM centre is sure to make your stomach growl. Curated by Noor Bhangu in collaboration with Yafa Café, gastropoetics explores the sharing of food across cultural borders and the rebuilding of solidarity and shared histories through culinary traditions. The exhibition, which features artists Alireza Bayat, Areum Kim and Svati Shah, runs from Jan. 12 to Feb. 24.

Royal MTC honours Carole King

From now until Feb. 3, the legendary singer Carole King’s life and legacy will be captured through song in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. The critically acclaimed production follows King’s journey from a young woman in New York to becoming one of the most celebrated artists to date. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit

Published in Volume 78, Number 13 of The Uniter (January 10, 2024)

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