May 26, 2017

McNally Robinson: June Events l Chasing Trane l Dance Spectrum l Kids’ Items Sale l Jazz Winnipeg Events l Fun Night l ThetaHealing® l Rooftop Static l Game of Thrones l Kin Kar Drawing l Paws in Motion l Gayrotic Bingo l Block Party l Walk for Kids l Events at The Forks l Winnipeg Folk Festival

McNally Robinson June Events: 
Phone 204-475-0483  (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

June 1, 7:00 pm
J.H. Moncrieff  Launch of the first two novels in her GhostWriters series
June 6, 7:00 pm
Dianne Brydon  Winnipeg launch of The Stalwart Brydons: From Scotland to Galt to Portage la Prairie, A Family History of 100 Years in Canada
June 6, 7:30 pm
Genevieve Pelletier of Theatre Cercle Moliere and Anne Manson of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra will discuss the collaboration that will lead to the production of Nanabush and the Drum/Nanabozho et le tambour
June 8, 7:00 pm
Jeannine Carrière & Catherine Richardson  Winnipeg launch of Calling Our Families Home: Metis Peoples’ Experiences with Child Welfare and Belonging Métis
June 8, 7:30 pm
Grant Guy  Launch of Bus Stop Bus Stop
June 9, 7:30 pm
Catherine Owen  Winnipeg launch of Dear Ghost with reader Katherine Bitney
June 10, 7:00 pm 
Sean Trinder  Launch of Die Like a Leaf
June 11, 9:30 am
Superhero Party in Prairie Ink Restaurant  
Tickets $23.00 (plus tax and gratuity) per person, purchase in advance at Prairie Ink or by calling 204-975-2659. (The Reader Reward Card discount does not apply; all sales are final.)
June 14, 7:00 pm 
Prairie Fire Press  Launch of its spring issue featuring “ndncity,” a supplement of new work by some of Winnipeg’s best Indigenous and Metis writers.

Music at Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery

Saturday June 3, 8:30 pm

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday June 10, 8:30 pm

Chenoa McKelvey
Saturday June 17, 8:30 pm

Brian Chipney/Tim Cummings Trio
Saturday June 24, 8:30 pm
Mainstream Jazz

June 15 at 3 PM to June 16 at 10 PM / Jun 21 at 3 PM to Jun 22 at 6 PM
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a thought-provoking film about a thinker whose music continues to impact and influence people around the world. 

June 17 at 6:30 pm  Performance 1
June 18 at 1 pm Performance 2, 
      and at 6:30 pm Performance 3
Centennial Concert Hall All are different performances!

Dance Spectrum 2017
A celebration of all the work students have done through the 2016-17 RWB School Recreational Division season. 

June 17 at 9 AM - 3 PM
North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility, 90 Sinclair St, Wpg, MB R2X 0A6
Admission $1 / 12 years & under free / FREE Parking / Wheelchair Accessible 

Winnipeg & Our Kids’ Items Sale - shop for new and gently used kid items
To become a vendor at this sale please Email

Jazz Winnipeg Events

June 20 at 8 PM - 11 PM
West End Cultural Centre586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
Four-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride’s path has taken a continuous forward arc. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native is one of the most respected figures in jazz today.
June 21 at 9:30 PM - 11 PM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
Indie rock outfit Mise en Scene was founded by Stefanie Blondal Johnson (vocals and guitar) and Jodi Dunlop (drums), now joined by Corey Hykawy (bass) and Dave Gagnon (guitar). Their breakout album, Desire’s Despair received a 2014 SiriusXM Indies Award nomination. Still Life On Fire is a swelling rumble indicative of their talented forces.

Young Mopes is Louise Burns at her boldest. Burns’ dark pop goth heart is evident on 2011’s Polaris Prize nominated Mellow Drama and 2013’s Midnight Mass.
June 22 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H2
Gregory Porter’s 2014 GRAMMY Award-winning album Liquid Spirit and his duet with electronic music duo Disclosure both appeared on the British charts. His latest, Take Me To The Alley, uses a unique style.
June 23 at 10:30 PM - 1 AM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
Les Filles de Illighadad, Guitarist Fatou Seidi Ghali and vocalist Alamnou Akrouni, create sublime music. Their debut, Les Filles de Illighadad, explores very different sides of Tuareg music: dreamy ishumar acoustic guitar and the hypnotic polyphonic tende.

Collection Get! - Eliot Britton and Grace Hrabi’s contrasting performing styles first converged in Montreal. Their debut album, Save. As… is, is a celebration of contrast and technological colour, infusing Grace’s elegance into Eliot’s intricate compositional language. 

I’m here to make you dance, feel good - or both is how Zuki describes his purpose as a DJ. 
June 24 at 10:30 PM - 1 AM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
3PEAT - With Steve’s DJ background, E.GG’s breakdancing roots, and Dill The Giant’s work with Prestigious Deviants, the group naturally came together at hip hop events.

CHRIS BXNNXT - Chris Bennett, a Canadian hip hop artist, creates cutting edge music. 

Marisolle Negash, a vocalist, pianist and songwriter, is a storyteller with a distinctive sound. After her first single, Spaceship, she is now preparing to release her debut EP.  

June 23 at 5 PM - 8 PM
Kid City, 550 Archibald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 0X4
Pre-registration Wednesday before event $18 +gst / Regular $23 +gst

Friday Fun Night - June 
801 Century Street (204) 772-9226
550 Archibald Street (204) 772-9000
* Admission * Supervision * Dinner * Craft *

June 23, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
June 24 and 25, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Divine Clarity, 2071 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0K9
$550.00 plus GST. Basic & Advanced ThetaHealers: of $250.00 plus GST.
Register or call at 204-223-8778
Advanced ThetaHealing® Certification Workshop
Kristel Kernaghan - Psychic Medium, Minister, Healer, Teacher

The Course encompasses an in-depth understanding of the Seven Planes of Existence. Clear old resentments, vows, and commitments that hold one back. By the end of the workshop, the student is a certified Advanced ThetaHealer®.
Prerequisite: Basic DNA from a certified ThetaHealing™ teacher

June 24 at 9 PM - 1 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Albums & Tickets online and at Into The Music, Music Trader, and Planet of Sound.

Rooftop Static is releasing their debut album After Hello, and is hosting a party to celebrate! We invite you all to join Rooftop Static with Colour By Numbers, and Kenaston!

June 24 at 11 AM - 5 PM
A Muse N Games, 1783 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0E8
Entry Fee: $25 (taxes included) Registration: 11:00 am / Matches Start: 12:00 pm
Preregister in store or online 

A Game of Thrones Regional Championships - Prizing: Regional Championship Kit from FFG. First place finish is worth a first round bye at any one National Championship tournament and grants a reserved seat at the World Championship in November!

Grand Prize Draw Date: June 25 at the Red River Exhibition, Kin Kar Booth
Early Bird Draw of $500 cash: May 31, 1:00 pm

Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00, which includes discount coupons for Clay Oven, and the Red River Exhibition. Grand Prize - your choice of 1 of the following prizes:
2017 Ford Mustang GT, 2017 Ford F150 4x4 Truck, Can Am Spyder RT, 
All Season Outfoor Recreation Package (2 Sea-Doos, ATV, Snowmobile), or $25,000 cash
Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba receives 50% of the proceeds!

June 25 8 AM: Registration/Donation Drop Off
     10:30 AM: Walk Starts (3 km or 1.5 km). Enjoy fun activities along the walk.
     11:30 AM: Join the celebration after the walk for fun, family activities!

Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park, 612 Park Blvd W, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N6
Registration or Donate 
Join the celebration! All leashed pets are welcome! 
No pet? No problem! All you need is a love for animals.
Celebrate with us at Fairmont Winnipeg Paws in Motion, the Winnipeg Humane Society's largest fundraising event of the year! Over 1,500 people and their pets will gather in the sunshine for this fun, family day to show off the joys of animal companionship.

June 25 at 9 PM - 11 PM
Club 200, 190 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0M6

Drag Queen Gayrotic Bingo, hosted by Voleta Vexis & Misty Rivers!
Club 200 is in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. We have VLTs, a full service restaurant and a energy filled dance floor featuring Winnipeg's best club music. Club 200 is a gay owned & operated club. Come down for the fun you've been missing!

June 25 at 11 AM - 2 PM
139 Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1J5, Canada

Come out to the 4th Smith Street Block Party. Come meet your neighbours, eat a hotdog, pet an alpaca, ride the mechanical bull, get your face painted and more! FREE!

June 25 at 11 AM - 2 PM
Selkirk Park, Selkirk, Manitoba
For more info
or call Laurie or Rick at (204)482-5159 or (204)485-4461.
Registration runs 9:30-10:30 AM and walk begins at 11 AM.

Join us for an afternoon of outdoor fun at the third annual Kirstin's Walk for Kids! 
A hot lunch for all participants. A silent auction, as well as activities for the kids! 
Please come out to honour Kirstin's memory, and help us raise funds that will be used to purchase equipment and toys for early childhood education centres in Manitoba.

Events at The Forks, FORKS MARKET RD, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

July 3 at 6 PM - 9 PM
1-5-Oh Canada! Free Hoop Jam! Open to EVERYONE!
Lets wrap the Canada Day weekend up with some time spent in our beloved hoops. Come join me at The Forks near Scotia Bank Stage. There will be a heap of hoops & Canadian tunes! No experience necessary. There will be plenty of extra hoops around for you to use, plus hoops available for purchase. Be sure to bring Water! If the weather is uncooperative we shall reschedule. 
July 10 – July 14
Registration open to kids ages 9 to 15
Fee includes a daily hot lunch and snacks. Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.
Summer Day CAMP · Hosted by Kidsfest a.k.a. Winnipeg International Children's Festival
Participants develop circus arts skills and then finish the week with a performance for family and friends! Skills learned include tight wire walking, aerial skills, unicycle, juggling, stilt walking, swinging trapeze, magic, theatre games and more!

July 6 – July 9
Winnipeg Folk Festival - Birds Hill Park, Hwy #59, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3W3

Winnipeg Folk Festival Handmade Village - The Winnipeg Folk Festival is one of the longest running folk music festivals in North America, with one of the the largest authentically handmade marketplaces around! Norwegian Wood joins forces with leather artisan Marc Simard. Come enjoy the music and prairie sun while you support handmade!

May 19, 2017

Art Exhibitions l Sharing Dance l Food Events l Beer & Botany l Darcy Oake, illusionist l Chai Folk Ensemble l Architecture Tours: The Forks & Artspace l Jeff Chester l Spring Fever l Nitro Circus l CancerCare Fundraisers l Vintage Market l Father’s Day l Pet Expo & Wine Raffle l Paint Parti l The Art of Good Food l Blood Donor Clinics l Hoop Jam l Trade Party

Ekene Maduka
Ace Art, 2-290 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

May 26 at 7 PM - 10 PM Opening
Free Admission

26 May - 9 June 2017
Annual Curated Student Exhibition
Bryn Vargas, Danielle Fenn, Carolyne Kroeker, Ekene Maduka,
Elizabeth Diamond, James Malzhan, Robyn Adams, 
Sarah Stewart, Sean Rodd, Sonia Bogaert
June 2 at 7 PM - 10 PM Opening
2 - 30 June 2017
Cartae Open School Year End Exhibition of their work from the last eight months.
Performances and panel 
Briar Boyko, Danielle Fenn, Jennifer Ilse Black, Kelly Campbell, Sarah Epp

RWB Founders’ Studio at 380 Graham Avenue 

FREE dance rehearsals every Tuesday from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Folklorama is excited to help our friends at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School celebrate Sharing Dance Day! Sharing Dance, a Canada’s 150th Project, is an initiative used to motivate Canadians to participate in FREE, healthy, fun and creative dance activities.
To register visit or 204-957-3467 or

Food Events

May 27 at 10 AM - 4 PM
Mary Jane's Cooking School252 Arlington St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G1Y8

Mary Jane's Cooking School’s 8th Annual Garden Party Fundraiser! 
JUST Community Market Co-op and Prairie Flora will be selling heirloom vegetables, annual and perennial herbs, cottage annuals and prairie wildflowers and grasses! Browse our vendor tables while listening to local music at our all ages acoustic open mic! 
Enjoy some tasty and nutritious snacks and refreshments! Attend one of the workshops! 
A family-friendly event. We'll have a kids' activity table set up and face painting too!

Mary Jane's Cooking School is a not-for-profit Registered Charity, providing education in nutritional home cooking and homemaking in harmony with individual, community and cultural traditions, with respect and care for the environment.
June 5 - June 17 

Stop by Driven 2 Sew Quilt Shop, message Casia Schreyer, or comment at the Steinbach and Area Book Discussion Group to receive your recipe for our summer potluck. 
Recipes will be taken from:
Laura Reeves' Guide to Useful Plants
Recipes and Memories
Grandma June's Cook Book

Bring your dish to Driven 2 Sew on June 19 and we'll have a potluck dinner! 
We will discuss the recipes, how easy they were, and how happy we are with the results.
Laura Reeves will be there to discuss her guide to useful local plants.
All three cook books will be available for purchase.

June 6 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Across The Board Game Café, Unit 105, 211 Bannatyne Avenue, Wpg, MB  R3B 1G5 
Tickets $39.55 (inc bowl, rocks, soil & 3 plants but not food and beverages) pre pay only
Register in person - Freshcut Downtown in Portage Place
over phone - 204-943-6514 (credit card)
or email - (credit card/e-transfer)

Beer & Botany · Hosted by Freshcut Downtown
Across the Board is a licensed, full service restaurant and coffee house that provides patrons the opportunity to play over 1100 board games.
Come check out their newly expanded space in the heart of the Exchange. 
Grab a beer (or wine/coffee/tea & food!) and join us to make a terrarium to take home! 
Check out their menu online


June 6, 7 and 8
Burton Cummings Theatre, 
364 Smith St, Wpg, MB  R3B 2H2

It will be three evenings of illusions with llusionist and Winnipegger Darcy Oake, all while supporting a worthy cause! 

The Fundraiser will feature an evening of thrilling illusions from Oake with 100% of the evening’s proceeds going toward the building of the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, a state-of-the-art, non-profit long-term treatment facility in Winnipeg for those suffering from addictions. The centre will be dedicated to the memory of Darcy’s brother who passed away in 2011, after battling his own addictions. 
The facility will focus on measureable outcomes that address all the dimensions of the person, with no financial barriers to entry. 

June 7 at 8 PM - 10 PM
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, 174 Market Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8
Adults $45, Children/Students $36 Tickets are available at the Chai office 204-477-7497

Chai Folk Ensemble in Concert · Hosted by Chai Folk Ensemble
Ancient Roads - A Concert of World Music & Dance - will be presented in honour of Ahava Halpern & Frank Lavitt. 

Winnipeg Architecture, 266 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S8
Architecture+landscape tours - Free Admission / Kid Friendly

June 7 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Meet at Upper Fort Garry, Main at Broadway corner.
Accessible to wheelchairs, bikes and strollers.
Cyclists will have to park their bikes for the interior visit to Union Station.
Join us for a landscape and architecture tour of The Forks, led by Sheila Grover and Greg Thomas, authors of our newest publication The Forks: A Meeting Place Transformed.
June 21 at 7 PM - 8 PM
Access to the roof requires climbing a flight of stairs. There is a lift to the lobby.
Join us for an architectural tour of Artspace, the Gault Building, including a visit to the roof for a wonderful view of the Exchange District.

The Gault Building is a good example of a Richardsonian Romanesque-style warehouse at a key intersection in Winnipeg's Exchange District, a national historic site. The substantial masonry structure, designed by George Browne to accommodate the western expansion of Montreal dry goods wholesaler A.F. Gault and Co., was among the first large warehouses built in response to Winnipeg's rise as a regional distribution centre. 

The landmark, which, with the annex, fills nearly half a city block, physically anchors three important streetscapes and functionally retains a prominent role as an arts centre containing studios, galleries, offices and a theatre.

June 8 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1

This Curious Object - Jeff Chester solo show opening
A show of 12 new oil paintings by Jeff Chester inside the WAG Shop. Free admission. 
The artist will be in attendance.

June 9 at 8 PM to 2 AM
Essence event centre Winnipeg, 2100 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 3T9
$10 Tickets

Spring Fever - Help us raise a ton of money for Muscular Dystrophy. 
A fun filled night with amazing prizes, a silent auction, an awesome DJ and music!

June 9 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Investors Group Field, 315 Chancellor Matheson Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 1Z2

Nitro Circus Live - Winnipeg · Hosted by Nitro Circus, the greatest action sports show!
Featuring 30 of the world's best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and anything you can imagine with wheels! Plus a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50 feet into the air, by the crazy Nitro daredevils!

CancerCare Fundraisers

June 10 at 7 AM - 2 PM
Assiniboine Park & Zoo, 2355 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N6
Tickets   Visit for more information.

Challenge for Life · For our tenth anniversary we are challenging ourselves to raise
$1 million with the support of 1,000 participants! 
Challenge yourself to Walk It for 20k or Work It for 200 non-continuous minutes of fitness! 
Challenge your family, friends and colleagues to a fundraising duel!
June 10 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Academy Lanes, 394 Academy Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 0B8
$20 includes 2 hours Bingo Bowling, shoe rental, unlimited popcorn and pop.
Online and at Winrose Animal Hospital, 534 St Annes Road   
Family friendly event. Sorry no Pets!  

Winrose Warriors Bingo Bowling Event, Bake sale and Silent Auction

June 10 at 12 PM - 8 PM
Old Market Square Winnipeg, Princess St. and William Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1L6
FREE event

Kick off your summer at the 2017 WildwoodRose Vintage Market! There will be over 50 vintage, antique and eclectic-styled vendors featuring jewelry, clothing, home decor, hats, soaps and so much more! Live music at the Cube Stage: 
Sol James: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Lanikai: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Scott Nolan: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Red Moon Road: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

June 11 at 10 AM - 4 PM
Canad Inns Garden City, 2100 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 3T9
FREE Admission!

Dads R Reel-y Awesome... too - Hosted by Treasured Gifts N Things
First 50 Couples Will Receive a FREE “His & Hers” Welcome Bag!
FUN for The Whole Family! Don't forget to get your Mini Donuts!

Home & Garden - Unique Art & Crafts - Bath / Body / Beauty
Jewelry - Special Treats & Eats - Gifts for Dad’s Day
Silent Auction with proceeds to The Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation

June 11 at 10 AM - 3 PM
St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1A1
Tickets $2 per person (children under 12 free)

2017 Manitoba Pet Expo
Local animal shelters, animal rescues and animal advocacy groups, pet food companies, pet supply companies, pet service companies such as groomers, dog sitters, doggy daycare, veterinarians. Local crafters featuring pet related merchandise.
Entertainment, information sessions, Sis n' Me Food Truck will be available.
Silent auction and 50/50 Draw with proceeds going to BTPRSM
Well behaved pets are permitted on leash.
Please ensure your pets are up to date on their vaccinations. 
Wine Raffle in support of the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of MB
Hosted by Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM)
Draw Date: June 11 at 3 PM - 3:01 PM
Tickets are $2.00 each - email us at 

This is our 3rd BTPRSM Wine Raffle! 
1st prize is 25 bottles of wine
2nd prize is 15 bottles of wine
3rd prize 10 bottles of wine

June 13 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Taverna Rodos Restaurant & Lounge, 5114 Roblin Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3R 0G9
Tickets  Coupon code Spring35 for 35% OFF - 2 for 1 tickets available

Paint Parti in Winnipeg · Hosted by PartiLife
Please join us for an evening of laughing & creativity.
Everyone leaves with their very own 16″×20″ painting!
All supplies & instruction provided. Many colour options available!
Event is open to the public. All ages welcome
Guide: Alice Smith

June 14 at 6:45 PM - 9 PM
Qualico Family Centre, 330 Assiniboine Park Dr, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N5

The Art of Good Food - Join some of Winnipeg's most talented chefs and artists for the third annual Art of Good Food fundraiser. Enjoy some mouthwatering bites and a live art auction while supporting NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre. Our 2017 Chefs include:
Ben Kramer
Kelly Cattani - Hilton Hotel
Kristen Chemerika - Lew & Kyle Lew-Chew
Talia Syrie - The Tallest Poppy
Aaron Epp - PEG Beer Co.
Norm Pastorin - Cornerstone
Heiko Duehrsen - Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Grant Mitchell - NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre

Mandel Hitzer - Deer+Almond

Blood Donor Clinics · Hosted by Canadian Animal Blood Bank

June 14 at 5 PM - 7 PM
Red River College, 2055 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0J9
Please contact CABB for booking appointments - or 204-632-2586
June 28 at 5 AM - 7 PM
Birchwood Animal Hospital, 2595 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0P5
Please contact clinic for booking appointments - 204-832-1368

June 14 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Kildonan Park, 2015 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 2B9
Everyone is welcome to join! No experience necessary.

Free Hoop Jam · Hosted by Kurrent Motion 
Let's get our Jazz on! There will be a heap of hoops & jazzy tunes!
A Hoop Jam is great way to practice your hoops skills, meet new people or simply try hooping. You don't even need to bring a hoop! There will be plenty of extra hoops for you to use, plus hoops available for purchase. Be sure to bring Water! 
This is an outdoor event so if the weather is uncooperative we shall reschedule.

June 14 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Sparrow Events Company, 51145 Road 4E, Oak Bluff, Manitoba R0G 1N0
Register  - It's FREE!

Spring Trade Party! Gather up all the items, bring them and set up like a garage sale - instead of selling, you will trade your items!
Bring a shareable snack or dish. We will provide water/coffee/tea.