It's been said that there are more people of Icelandic descent living in Manitoba than there are living in Iceland itself. In April, everyone will get a chance to witness some of the incredible art coming out of those Icelandic descendants as well as some fascinating cultural exchanges with today's artists from Iceland at the Núna (now) Festival.
Taking place April 22-29 at venues throughout Winnipeg, Núna encompasses all artforms, including dance, visual arts, film, theatre, literature, and a fair amount of music. Music fans will get a chance to catch not only The Weakerthans but frontman John K. Samson solo, as well as several other local artists including Christine Fellows, D.Rangers, and Absent Sound. For details on the music events taking place at Núna, please see the listing below.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
Times Change(d), 234 Main St., 9 p.m.; $5
Featuring John K. Samson of The Weakerthans, singer/songwriter Christine Fellows, Icelandic singer/songwriter Fabula and Jaxon Haldane of the D.Rangers.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
The D. Rangers and Fabula
West End Cultural Center, 586 Ellice Ave., 8 p.m.; $10
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
With Fabula and Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir
Garrick Centre, 330 Garry St., 7 p.m.; tickets $24.50 through Ticketmaster
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
Collage Party Wrap-up
Featuring Gimli girl band The Papsmears and The Gorgon
Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins, 4:30 p.m.
Nuna (now) Closing Party
Featuring Icelandic singer Olof Arnald
Sky View Ballroom, Marlborough Hotel, 331 Smith St., 8 p.m.; $5
For a complete listing of the events, please visit www.nunanow.com.