Arts Briefs

Lights on the Exchange returns

Starting Jan. 21, Winnipeg’s Exchange District will look a little bit brighter. For the second year in a row, Lights on the Exchange - Allumez le Quartier will bring more than 25 light-based artworks to the neighbourhood. To learn more and download a map of the works, visit

Gabs Sings Babs

In a cabaret-inspired performance, singer Gabi Epstein will share her journey of self-discovery through song – specifically, through icon Barbra Streisand’s greatest hits. Presented by the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (C 148-123 Doncaster St.), the concert plays in the afternoon and evening on Jan. 20 and 21. Tickets are available at

Agrarian After Dark

Head down to the Park Theatre on the evening of Jan. 31 to learn about community food systems while enjoying local eats and sips. Presented by the Harvest Moon Society, Fireweed Food Co-op and The Dog’s Run Farm, Agrarian After Dark connects rural farmers with urban consumers. General tickets are $15 and can be purchased via

RMTC and TPM present among men

Royal MTC and Theatre Projects Manitoba's forthcoming play, among men, chronicles a tale of two renowned Canadian poets, Al Purdy and Milton Acorn, 10 years before fame. Set in the wilderness, Purdy and Acorn wrestle with masculinity while attempting to build an A-frame cabin. The show runs from Jan. 24 to Feb. 10. Join in on the adventure by reserving a ticket at

Celebrating the work of Alvin Pauls

The MHC Gallery at the Canadian Mennonite University’s forthcoming exhibition honours the life and work of Winnipeg artist Alvin Pauls. From Here to There: A Retrospective in Paint-Clay-Glass features a selection of Pauls’ original pottery and paintings spanning his early career to now, in his 80s. An opening event takes place on Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. For gallery hours and more, visit

Royal Winnipeg Ballet hosting auditions

Could you be the next ballerina to grace the Centennial Concert Hall stage? The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is welcoming aspiring dancers from Grades 6 to 12 and post-secondary students to attend auditions on Jan. 26. Winnipeg-born dancers Michel Lavoie, Emilie Lewis and Katie Bonnell will host the auditions and participate in a Q-and-A where parents and dancers may ask questions about their RWB careers. Visit to learn more and register.

Published in Volume 78, Number 14 of The Uniter (January 18, 2024)

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