Arts Briefs

Drag 101

On Jan. 27, join local queen Miss Vida Lamour Decosmo for a masterclass in the art of drag. Descosmo brings more than 23 years of experience to this Drag Werkshop, hosted at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM, 340 Provencher Blvd). The event takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. Reserve your spot by donation online at

Diasporic tales @ PTE

The latest production at Prairie Theatre Exchange is premised on a burning question: what would happen if every Filipino person in our society suddenly ... disappeared? Created by Hazel Venzon and Darren O'Donnell, Everything Has Disappeared highlights the unique relationship between the Filipino diaspora and the global economy. The play runs from Feb. 1 to 4. Tickets can be purchased via

Putting their art and soul into it

Catch the tail end of cre8ery Gallery’s (125 Adelaide St.) Art & Soul Members Exhibition, on now until Jan. 27. On display are works from member artists, including paintings, photography, ink, fibre, sculpture and mixed-media creations. For gallery hours and artist information, visit

Digging up vinyl treasures

The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (MCO) is hosting their first Vinyl Vault fundraiser of the year this Saturday, Jan. 27. Browse a collection of more than 15,000 records, on sale for as low as $3 a pop. The sale takes place between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Power Building basement (428 Portage Ave.).

Winnipeg 150 Community Celebration Grant

From now until Jan. 31, the City of Winnipeg is accepting applications from existing festivals, events, museums and other organizations to apply for the Winnipeg 150 Community Celebration Grant. Applications for the grant of up to $5,000 must make a community contribution under the Winnipeg 150 theme: Our shared stories. Our shared future. To learn more and download the application form, visit

A musical Happy Medium

Released on Jan. 19, Happy Medium is local multi-instrumentalist John Baron’s latest album. True to its name, the sophomore album ebbs and flows between dreamy lo-fi rhythms and contemplative, ambient soundscapes. Listen and purchase on Bandcamp via

Published in Volume 78, Number 15 of The Uniter (January 25, 2024)

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