Arts briefs

An exhibition on women, art and war

Starting this week, Women at War, a new exhibition showcasing works by contemporary women artists in Ukraine, will be on display at the University of Manitoba School of Art gallery. An opening celebration featuring a talk by curator Monika Fabijanska takes place this Thursday, Feb. 29 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at 364 ARTlab (180 Dafoe Rd.).

A chorus of queer love

On March 2, the Rainbow Harmony Project, Winnipeg’s 2SLGBTQIA+ choirs, will pres- ent the first concert of their 25th season, Love Out Loud: Off Broadway!. The choir will perform a selection of Broadway and musical-theatre classics, with guest appearances from local drag-queen artists Lady Muse and Special K. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the West End Cultural Centre (586 Ellice Ave.). Tickets are available via

A play honouring essential workers

DIGGERS, a co-production by the Black Theatre Workshop and Prairie Theatre Exchange, follows Abdul and Solomon, two gravediggers in Sierra Leone, who introduce a newbie, Bai, to the profession. But when illness devastates the town, the three must make the best of a bad situation. What follows is a humanizing portrait of essential workers. Tickets to the world premiere, which plays from Feb. 27 to March 10, can be purchased via

An antidote to writer’s – and dancer’s – block

Nourish your inner artist and break free from creative barriers at Young Lungs Dance Exchange’s forthcoming workshop, “Devising Dance & Text: How to Start and Sustain a Process for Dance/Theatre.” Hosted by Emily Solstice Tait and Tanner Manson, the workshop explores writing as a way to document, artistically archive and inspire dance/movement. It takes place on March 10 and 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Théâtre Cercle Molière (340 Provencher Blvd.). Tickets are sliding scale from $5 to $50 at

A studio for the community

From Feb. 28 to March 13, the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church (525 Wardlaw Ave.) will transform into an open art studio each Wednesday, free for the community to access. The Art Hive welcomes artists of all abilities to bring a project to work on between 7 and 8:30 p.m. Register for free by emailing [email protected].

Fusing tech and tunes for a good cause

The annual Techapalooza is where C++ meets C major. For the 12th year, bands composed of musicians working in the IT sector take the stage to help raise money for CancerCare Manitoba. Tickets to the event, which takes place on March 9 at the Club Regent Event Centre, can be purchased via

Published in Volume 78, Number 19 of The Uniter (February 29, 2024)

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