January 26, 2010

Winnipeggers for Haiti

Winnipeggers are known for helping others. Our own performers have organized events to help the folks in Haiti. Okay... they're not the folks who were on George Clooney's show, but they're good, they're Winnipeggers and they're live.

Open House for Haiti at the Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort on January 28 at 7:00 pm. Featuring A History of Night, Ingrid Gatin, JD Edwards and more. Admission is $10. All proceeds are going to the Canadian Red Cross.

Crunk for the Quake: Haiti Fundraiser at the Republic Nightclub, 291 Bannatyne Avenue on January 28, featuring Winnipeg's best DJs. They're encouraging donations for UNICEF at the door.

Actually there's quite a bit happening in Winnipeg.

The Cyrk Salon: Act III at, where else, The Cyrk, 254 Young Street on January 29 at 8:30 pm. Ever Greener Lake Winnipeg, featuring Requiem for Suzanne E (film by Andy Blicq), Shore Lines (art by Sam Baardman, Rhian Brynjolson, Bob Haverluck, Deborah Schnitzer), and The Ever Greener Lake presentation by Karen Scott. Suggested donation $10.

The 2nd Annual Manitoba Film and Music Showcase at the Centennial Concert Hall on January 31 at 2:00 pm will be featuring The Weakerthans, Grand Analog, Romi Mayes, Fred Penner, Nathan, JP Hoe, Harlequin, Billy Joe Green, Quinzy, Daniel ROA, Domenica, Paper Moon, Record of the Week Club with Mike Petkau. Screenings of Runaway, Cubicle Land, Live at the West End. Free.

Movin' on Up! Fundraising Concert, on February 5 at 8:00 pm at the West End Cultural Centre. It's to benefit the West Central Women's Resource Centre relocation project, and will be featuring Nathan and Nova. There'll also be a silent auction. Tickets - $15 general/ $7 low income - are available at Music Trader, Organic Planet, WECC.

Manitoba Film & Music Showcase will be hosting a free event at the Centennial Concert Hall on January 31 at 2:00 pm.

Come hear Astrocoven, Kingdom of Sleep, and Hell and Malfunction at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church on February 6 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $3 at the door. It's a show for all ages.

Time flies. The 13th Annual Live Music Is Better Coffee House in Support of Winnipeg Harvest will be held at the St. James Anglican Church Hall, 195 Collegiate Street, on February 13 at 8:00 pm. Admission is $2 plus a tin for the bin. Come out and hear Baltimore Road, Still Standing, James Van Norman, Marcel Desilets and Prairie Jewel.

The Millenium Library's next lecture and concert features:

Feb. 3 - Prof. Alena Lukes, UWinnipeg Anthropology, talking about "The Neolithic and the Rise of Agriculture"

Feb. 4 - Advanced Piano Students fromthe studio of Jacqeline Ryz

Feb. 10 - Prof. Heather Snell, UWinnipeg English: " 'Weird' Postcolonial Fiction: What is it and how do we read it?"

Feb. 11 - Rhythm of the Caribbean, and the urge to dance, with Rockalypso

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

Check out the Children's and Teen Programs at the Winnipeg Public Library. There's lots happening there, too.

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

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