Read this article for free:
Already have an account? Log in here »
To continue reading, please subscribe:
Monthly Digital Subscription
$4.75 per week*
- Enjoy unlimited reading on winnipegfreepress.com
- Read the E-Edition, our digital replica newspaper
- Access News Break, our award-winning app
- Play interactive puzzles
*Billed as $19.00 plus GST every four weeks. Cancel anytime.
Snow sports and craft beers
Kilter Brewing, 450 Rue Deschambault
Saturdays and Sundays in January
Tickets $45 plus fees at Eventbrite
Throughout January, Kilter Brewing is hosting a series of snowy events designed to make the coldest month of the year slightly more tolerable.
Beginning this weekend and running every Sunday through the end of the month, the St. Boniface brewery and Nature’s Edge Tourism are offering bilingual Showshoes and Brews tours of nearby trails from 3 to 5 p.m.
Kilter has also teamed up with the Winnipeg Trails Association for two hour guided cross country ski excursions on Jan. 14, 21 and 28. The Ski/Après-Ski events will take place Saturdays at two different time slots from 12 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
Ticket price includes rental equipment, a brewery tour and a beer and snack to enjoy after the outdoor activity. Participants must be over 18 years old and all events are beginner friendly. Dress for the weather.
Visit Kilter Brewery website for more information.
— Eva Wasney
Sookram’s Brewing Co. presents Star Wars – the Classic Trilogy
Saturday, from 12:30 p.m.
Park Theatre, 698 Osborne St.
Tickets from $10 plus fees, myparktheatre.com
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a bored farm boy with bad hair yearned to do something meaningful with his life. He met up with a wizened old hermit, they grabbed a lift with a wily scoundrel, and the rest is history.
So began our adventure into the Star Wars universe — an ever-expanding universe that introduced Yoda, C-3PO, Chewbacca and Darth Vader and that now includes 11 live-action films, a number of live-action and animated shows, a theme park, all manner of merchandise and more.
But on Saturday, Sookram’s Brewing Co. and the Park Theatre is heading back to Tattooine to meet up with Luke Skywalker and the gang as their story begins. Starting at 12:30 p.m., the Park Theatre will be showing the original three films in the Star Wars franchise: A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).
The Jar Jar Binks-free event is $25 for all three films, which includes a 16-ounce specially brewed beer from Sookram’s, or $10 per movie; tickets are available via the Park Theatre’s website.
— Ben Sigurdson
Gordie Tentrees lives in a Mean Old World
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m.
West End Cultural Centre
Tickets: $30.31-$35.26 at eventbrite.ca or wecc.ca
Yukon singer-songwriter Gordie Tentrees returns to the road next Wednesday when he takes the stage at the West End Cultural Centre.
His 2020 album, Mean Old World, has a rootsy sound similar to his musical mentor, country singer Fred Eaglesmith, and the lyrics focus on his family, colonialism and hope.
“I think (the song) Wind Walker especially is a reminder that northern folks move to the beat of our own drum, and that’s why we live here,” Tentrees says in a release. “There are positives and negatives to that, particularly when you’re a non-Indigenous parent to an Indigenous child.”
Tentrees’ trio includes Winnipeg multi-instrumentalist Jaxon Haldane, and the show is also billed as a birthday party for the D-Rangers performer. Another Yukoner, Bob Hamilton of the Undertakin’ Daddies, rounds out the group.
Tentrees’ 14-date Western Canadian tour of tows and cities across the Prairies includes two other Manitoba dates: Jan. 12 at the Carman Active Living Centre in Carman and Jan. 13 at Roots at Rusty’s in Inglis.
— Alan Small
Tilda Swinton, a British cult classic, and ‘the greatest film’ ever
Various times, Dave Barber Cinematheque, 100 Arthur
Tilda Swinton rarely misses. The Academy Award-winning British actor has been one of cinema’s surest bets of the 21st century, and over the past several years, Swinton’s enjoyed a remarkable collaboration with director Joanna Hogg, who directed her in the critically acclaimed The Souvenir and the Souvenir Part II. Now, Swinton and Hogg are back at it with The Eternal Daughter, a gothic tale screening this weekend at the Dave Barber Cinematheque.
You might not have heard of Bronco Bullfrog, but it’s drawn comparisons to the early works of Jim Jarmusch and the renowned British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach. In other words, it’s highly regarded, and with good reason: shot in London in 1969, with a ripping soundtrack by a band called Audience, Bronco is a kitchen-sink take on teenage love and class politics that feels too real at times to be referred to as only ‘realist.’
And the piece de resistance: Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. This 1975 film, directed by Chantal Akerman, has been riding an unparalleled wave of publicity since topping the latest edition of the ever-powerful Sight and Sound poll, ranking it as the “greatest” movie of all time. A dramatic take on the inner and quotidian lives of a Brussels widow, Jeanne Dielman stars Delphine Seyrig, called by eminent film critic Vincent Canby “a screen presense comparable, perhaps, only to Garbo.”
— Ben Waldman
If you value coverage of Manitoba’s arts scene, help us do more.
Your contribution of $10, $25 or more will allow the Free Press to deepen our reporting on theatre, dance, music and galleries while also ensuring the broadest possible audience can access our arts journalism. BECOME AN ARTS JOURNALISM SUPPORTER Click here to learn more about the project.
Alan Small has been a journalist at the Free Press for more than 22 years in a variety of roles, the latest being a reporter in the Arts and Life section.
Literary editor, drinks writer
Ben Sigurdson edits the Free Press books section, and also writes about wine, beer and spirits.
Eva Wasney is a reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press.
Jen Zoratti is a Winnipeg Free Press columnist and author of the newsletter, NEXT, a weekly look towards a post-pandemic future.
Senior copy editor
Jill Wilson writes about culture and the culinary arts for the Arts & Life section.