November 8, 2009

Lectures and Concerts

Winnipeggers love a bargain and what's a better bargain than FREE!

The Downtown Library is more than just a building full of books. On Wednesdays, from September to March, their Reader Services Department is hosting a lecture series featuring teachers and researchers from the University of Winnipeg. On Thursdays the library is providing a showcase for Manitoba's musicians.

Their next lecture and concert features:

Nov. 18 - Prof. Joan Grace, UWinnipeg Politics, talking about Policy Advocacy and Multilevel Governance in Canada: Insights from Scottish Devolution

Nov. 19 - Classical Piano Trios, by Trio Azzurro, with Meredith Johnson, doublebass & Susan McCallum, violin with the WSO, and pianist Maximilian Fleischman

Nov. 25 - Prof. John Anchan, UWinnipeg Education, talking about Mobile Technologies: Excuse Me - Is that the World in Your Pocket?

Nov. 26 - Liam Berry, a talented 14-year-old pianist, who will entertain you with classical, ragtime and jazz on the baby grand

It's all free, but seating is limited. The events are from 12:10 - 12:50 PM, so bring your lunch and come early to the Carol Shields Auditorium.

The schedule is subject to change without notice. To confirm, or learn about future events call the Reader Services at 986-8386 or

Did I mention it's all free?

Want an evening of Jazz? No problem. On Nov. 14 at 8:00 p.m. The Winnipeg Art Gallery is the place to be. Glenn Buhr and Martha Brooks will be perfoming. Tickets are $17 WAG members/ $18 Senior & Student/ $19 Adult and are available at the WAG and Ticketmaster. The tickets include Gallery admisssion on concert day. Make a day of it and stroll through the gallery.

Have a great day. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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