Arts briefs

A hilarious debut

Jared Story, one of Winnipeg’s most highly regarded comedians, is set to release his first comedy album, Good Ideas, on April 5. Packed with a perfect balance of cheeky vulgarities and local references, the album may be purchased on all major streaming platforms.

Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising

The West End Cultural Centre (WECC) will bring in some of Winnipeg’s finest musicians for their annual fundraising concert on March 23. The all-ages show features performances by Leaf Rapids, Sheena & Daniel, French Class and Bloc Parents. To purchase tickets, visit

Caring for the land

On March 27, head to the Winnipeg Art Gallery to immerse yourself in a screening of We Are Made from the Land. The documentary tells the story of four Indigenous nations working together to establish the Seal River Wa- tershed Indigenous Protected Area. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to RSVP via

Call for submissions: Writes of Spring

Spring will soon spring, and the Winnipeg International Writers Festival wants your poetry to ring in the season. This year’s Writes of Spring initiative is centred around the City of Winnipeg’s Winni- peg 150 theme, “Our shared stories. Our shared future.” The deadline to submit is April 1. For more information, visit

Divine by design

The annual Architecture and Design Film Festival (A+DFF) returns to local screens this week from March 20 to 24. This year’s programming features a host of exciting films on how we shape architecture, design and urban space, and how it shapes us. On Saturday, March 23, the festival’s ArchiShorts screening presents two-minute films by emerging filmmakers. For the full program and to purchase tickets, visit

A fiery night at the symphony

This Saturday, March 23, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will present an evening of four fiery classics: Carl Maria von Weber’s Overture to Oberon, Franz Liszt’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano & Orchestra, Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement and Igor Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird. Conductor Daniel Raiskin will be joined by American pianist Michelle Cann to open the night, which begins at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit

Published in Volume 78, Number 22 of The Uniter (March 21, 2024)

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