Arts briefs

Romeo, save me

This month, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) will retell a classic Shakespearian tale through movement. Romeo and Juliet plays on the Centennial Concert Hall stage from Feb. 15 to 18. Tickets can be purchased by calling 204-956-2792 or by visiting

Black and Proud/Noir et Fier

Théâtre Cercle Molière is ringing in Black History Month with an exciting program of events throughout February. Film screenings, an art exhibition and a speaker series are among the myriad of activities planned for Noir et Fier - Black and Proud. For the full program, visit

Art with teeth

Starting Feb. 2, Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery (290 McDermot Ave.) will showcase artist Pat Bruderer’s exhibition Kâwi Tahkwahtîtân: Kisihcikîwin Sâsîpîhtamowin / Biting Back: Our Cultural Resilience. Bruderer uses the Cree art practice of birchbark biting as a symbol of resilience. An opening reception takes place on Feb. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate Palentine’s Day

Wine and dine with your gals and pals while supporting local arts at Palentine’s Dinner. Hosted on Feb. 9 at Little Brown Jug (336 William Ave.), the dinner serves as a fundraiser for Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA). Tickets include a three-course meal by chef Ben Kramer and two complimentary beverages. To purchase your spot, visit

Talking climate

On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 6, join moderator Hannah Godfrey and company for the final Climate Circle, presented by Young Lungs Dance Exchange. In the 1.5-hour workshop, participants are given space to openly express climate anxieties while examining ways to channel change and be part of the solution. The event takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Output in Video Pool (3rd floor, 100 Arthur St.). Tickets are pay-whatyou-can and are available via

Embracing winter through song

Flipside Opera invites guests to enjoy an afternoon of “snacks, songs and sunset” as a cozy antidote to a cold winter. Soprano Judith Oatway, cellist Leanne Zacharias, pianist Lisa Rumpel and chamber choir Proximus 5 will explore winter moods and themes through song this Saturday, Feb. 3 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg (603 Wellington Cres.). Tickets are $35 and can be purchased via

Published in Volume 78, Number 16 of The Uniter (February 1, 2024)

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