Arts briefs

McNish: Variety of Connections

The latest exhibition at the cre8ery gallery (125 Adelaide St.) features work by visual artist Marilyn McNish. Variety of Connections is a collection of realist paintings that capture the beauty of the natural world. The show runs from March 17 to 29. Visit for hours and more information.

The Festival of Fools is back!

The Festival of Fools, presented by the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival, is back with fun and foolishness for all. Circus workshops, performances and dance extravaganzas are included in the festivities, which run March 26 to Apr. 1 from 12 to 2 p.m. on the second floor of The Forks Market.

The Prairie Joggers at the Daughter

This Saturday, March 18, folkrock duo The Prairie Joggers with guests Scott Nolan and Jason Willows will perform at The Handsome Daughter (61 Sherbrook St.). Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased via

Opening reception: Feast, Famine

The work of a dozen local artists will be displayed at the Manitoba Craft Council’s latest exhibition. According to the program description, Feast, Famine “explores how climate change relates to food: how it’s served, prepared, grown and distributed” through art. An opening reception will take place on March 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the C2 Centre for Craft (329 Cumberland Ave.). Registration is required. To pre-book a time slot, visit

Black Horror series at Cinematheque

Black Horror: Perspectives and Intervention is the latest film series at Cinematheque (100 Arthur St.). The series will screen several horror flicks by Black filmmakers, examining the evolution of the horror genre through a Black lens. As part of the programming, a conversation with scholar, producer and writer Tananarive Drive will be conducted virtually by curator, artist and community organizer Mahlet Cuff on March 17. Visit for more information.

The WSO presents The Spirit Horse Returns

A symphonic tale of Ojibwe horses, The Spirit Horse Returns will be performed by the Winnipeg Symphonic Orchestra on March 13 at the Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main St.). The concert features music by Anishinaabe storyteller Jodi Contin, artwork by Métis-Ojibwe painter and knowledge-keeper Rhonda Snow, as well as an original orchestral score by Cree composer Andrew Balfour and Kevin Lau. The event starts at 2 p.m. and will later be available to stream. Visit to purchase tickets and learn more.

Published in Volume 76, Number 20 of The Uniter (March 10, 2022)

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