Arts briefs

The symphony scores

In Blockbuster Scores, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) performs a selection of Hollywood’s finest soundtracks. Hosted by CBC entertainment reporter Eli Glasner, the symphony will perform scores ranging from The Godfather to E.T. Tick- ets to the April 6 and 7 performances can be purchased via

Oh, the Humanity

Fourth-year honours students in the University of Winnipeg’s theatre and film program will present Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions, a play written by Will Eno. The six-person, nine-character play, directed by Suzie Martin, examines how language both divides and unites us. Admission to the play, which runs from April 2 to 6, is free. To reserve your seats, visit

A banned tale brought to life

A story that was once shunned in Nazi Germany will be warmly welcomed to the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (WJT) stage from April 11 to 21. Address Unknown tells the story of two friends who are torn apart by the Nazi regime. It’s described as “a timely warning of how humanity can fail in the face of extreme ideology.” To purchase tickets to the play, visit

The secret resilience of geese

A new National Film Board (NFB) film chronicles one of the nation’s most infamous creatures: the Canada goose. Directed by Winnipeg-based filmmaker Karsten Wall, Modern Goose tells the tale of how geese have persisted against urbanization. The film officially launched on April 1 and can be viewed via

Opening night: Friends of a Sick Girl

This Friday, April 5, artist Gabby Da Silva’s Friends of a Sick Girl exhibition opens at the Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba (AANM) gallery (102-329 Cumberland Ave.). The exhibition features a series of live-action and animated shorts introducing the artist’s “friends”– in this case, body parts – and their relation to her. The free opening event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m.

Carmen @ the Manitoba Opera

After weeks of community programming, the Manitoba Opera will perform the seductive show Carmen on April 13, 17 and 19. The opera tells the tale of Carmen, a French woman who discards men faster than cigarettes, and her love triangle with a soldier and a bullfighter. Purchase your tickets via

Published in Volume 78, Number 24 of The Uniter (April 4, 2024)

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