Arts briefs

Dead films come to life

Ring in Valentine’s Day at the Park Theatre and experience Love You to Death, a film screening and musical performance presented by Local Jukebox and GMB Chomichuk. Witness the “reel resurrection” of “dead films” with live music performed by a quartet of local musicians. The fun begins on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 plus fees and can be purchased via

Last call for WUFF submissions

The deadline to submit to the annual Winnipeg Underground Film Festival (WUFF) is this Sunday, Feb. 11. The festival, which runs from May 31 to June 2, seeks new and engaging moving-image works that deviate from traditional cinematic forms. Interested filmmakers may access the submission form via

Art through contemplation

On the walls of cre8ery Gallery (125 Adelaide St.), artist Shelley Remple conveys feeling on the canvas. She begins her practice by asking, “what colours or textures would best express what I am thinking or feeling?” Her nature-inspired solo exhibition, Musings: A Product of Contemplation, is on now until Feb. 13. For gallery hours, visit

Beading for your sweetheart

Whether your sweetheart is a lover, friend or yourself, an upcoming MAWA workshop will show you how to make the perfect beaded gift just in time for Valentine’s Day. Beadwork artist Aj’a will teach participants to make a gorgeous pair of earrings using flat beading techniques. The event takes place on Feb. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Creative Manitoba (300-245 McDermot Ave.). To register, visit

Stone-cold connections

Through the practice of lithography, artist Jonathan Green forges connections between humans and stone. His solo exhibition Needful Stones launches at the Galerie Buhler Gallery in St. Boniface Hospital later this week. An opening reception takes place on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 7 t 9 p.m.

The Mountaintop @ Royal MTC

The Royal MTC’s forthcoming production The Mountaintop chronicles a “gripping reimagination” of the night before Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. The play takes audiences back to April 3, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel, where King’s story unfolds. The production opens on Feb. 14. For ticketing information and more, visit

Published in Volume 78, Number 17 of The Uniter (February 8, 2024)

Related Reads