Arts briefs

Reefer Madness redux

Winnipeg Studio Theatre presents Reefer Madness: The Musical, a satirical production timed around cannabis legalization, but also touching on other relevant political themes. The production draws from themes of the 1936 cult film of the same name. The show runs Dec. 6 to 16 at the Tom Hendry Warehouse. Tickets are available at

Surviving the City

The debut graphic novel from Tasha Spillet, Surviving the City, is being launched at McNally Robinson on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. The novel “tells a story of kinship, resilience, cultural resurgence, and the anguish of a missing loved one.” The event will be hosted by author David S. Robertson. See for more information.

Beer choir

The Winnipeg Beer Choir is holding a sing-along to Handel’s Messiah at Young United Church (222 Furby St.) in partnership with Torque Brewing, who will be providing beer to prospective choir members (drinking is not required). Singers can bring their own music or borrow it at the event. Admission to the event is $15. More information can be found at

Walking Eagle Live

Walking Eagle News, a satirical site that bills itself as “The foremost leader in the world of Indigenous journalism,” is holding a lecture series at the West End Cultural Centre on Nov. 29. Editor-in-Grand Chief Tim Fontaine will host guests Ryan McMahon, Sonya Ballantyne, Rick Harp and Elissa Black Wolf Kixen. Tickets are $15 to 25 and available via Ticketfly.

Noël au Musée

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum is hosting a craft sale and afternoon of family fun on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Along with almost 20 artisans, they’re offering activities for children, treats and hot chocolate around a fire outside and the opportunity to take photos with their vintage Santa and Mrs. Claus from 1 to 4 p.m. See for more info.

Pros and cons of PrEP

Sunshine House (646 Logan Ave.) is hosting a Science + Supper event titled “Is PrEP bullshit? HIV prevention in the PrEP era.” The event will discuss pre-exposure prophylaxis, HIV infection and funding barriers. The supper portion begins at 5:30 p.m., and the science is at 6 p.m. Suggested donation is $5, with the caveat that attendees shouldn’t pay if they can’t. Find the event on Facebook for more information.

Published in Volume 73, Number 11 of The Uniter (November 22, 2018)

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