Arts briefs

WFG unveils film scanning services

Thanks to a grant from the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund, the Winnipeg Film Group (WFG) now offers premium film scanning services for 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm and Super 16mm. Visit for pricing and ordering information.

Presenting the next generation of filmmakers

The annual Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages returns from March 10 through 16, showcasing films by talented young filmmakers. A week of workshops, screenings and fun is planned. The general public may purchase tickets and festival passes via

U of M Jazz takes the Fort Garry

On the evening of March 10, musicians from the University of Manitoba Jazz Orchestra will perform an exciting program of big-band favourites and new works by Canadian composers. The show, led by conductor Jonathan Challoner, takes place at 7 p.m. at the Fort Garry Hotel’s lower-level Club Room. Tickets may be purchased via

Staging a midlife crisis

In tandem with the Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s 40th anniversary, artist Lawrence Bird will explore withdrawal, the final stage of the organization’s “midlife crisis.” ’drawing Room deploys technological remnants and artifacts from Video Pool’s collection to forge a connection between media and architecture. Catch the opening event on March 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Poolside Gallery (300-100 Arthur St.).

United through song

This Thursday, March 7, a musical tribute to legendary Chilean protest song “El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido (The People United Will Never Be Defeated)” will arrive at the Muriel Richardson Auditorium at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Present- ed by GroundSwell Inc., the program features an evening of revolutionary songs per- formed by Vancouver pianist Corey Hamm and Winnipeg’s Papa Mambo Trio. Tickets are pay-what-you-can and can be purchased via

Release your inhibitions

A moving quartet of performances composes the Village Conservatory for Music Theatre’s Inhibition Exhibition festival at the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church (525 Wardlaw Ave.). Running from March 6 to 10, the program features a cabaret-style musical showcase, a celebratory performance by the conservatory’s 2023/24 class, a live podcast recording and a staged reading of new theatre works. For tickets and more, visit

Published in Volume 78, Number 20 of The Uniter (March 7, 2024)

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