Arts briefs

Wacken 3D 

One night only, Wacken 3D will be playing at SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas. The documentary takes a look at Wacken Open Air, the world’s biggest heavy metal festival. The film gives an up-close look at acts like Alice Cooper, Lamb of God and Anthrax. The documentary was filmed with 18 stereoscopic 3D cameras, giving the audience an interesting perspective. 


Outside Joke 

On Oct. 31, Outside Joke Improv is launching its fourth season at the Gas Station Arts Centre. The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival’s DnD Improv Show will make a special appearance on the first night, with Crumbs, Folk Lordz and Hot Thespian Action on the line-up for upcoming shows throughout the season. Find more info at 


Foraging guidance 

So, you’ve got weeds. Now what do you do with them? Laura Reeves, a botanist in Manitoba, knows and she’s going to share that info with you. She has published Laura Reeves’ Guide to Useful Plants – From Acorns to Zoom Sticks, a guide to what to do with 65 wild plants and mushrooms found in Manitoba. 


Tim Chaisson 

Country musician Tim Chaisson takes the stage at the West End Cultural Centre on Nov. 3. All the way from Prince Edward Island, Chaisson is touring to support his newest album, Lost in Light. Toronto’s country musician Jessica Mitchell will be coming along for the ride. Tickets are $10 ahead of time or $15 at the door. 



Theatre Projects Manitoba presents Iceland Nov. 5 to 15. Nicholas Billon’s play explores how capitalism affects individuals in society through three characters, a real estate agent; a grad student and escort; and a tenant who has lost her home. The show is being performed in the Rachel Browne Theatre. Tickets are $10-15 for students, and $25 for adults.

Published in Volume 70, Number 8 of The Uniter (October 29, 2015)

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