June 30, 2011

The Men's Banner Project

Wednesday, July 6 at 12:00 pm to July 10 at 9:00 pm
A Men's Banner will be created and installed in The Winnipeg Folk Festival Campground Area 4 near the Red Willow Tipi Group and the Red Tent Project.

This is an ongoing interactive community project which asks men to make the promise not to use their hands in violence against women, not to ignore or tolerate the violence they witness.

The banner is a tool to begin dialogue, show support and build a stronger community through art. The process is visual, interactive and performance based.

For more information The Men's Banner Project.

The Red Tent Project

Wednesday, July 6 at 3:00 pm - July 10 at 10:00 pm
10 am to 10 pm, Thursday through Sunday
Wednesday between 3 and 10 pm
Located in The Winnipeg Folk Festival Campground, in Zone 4 near the Red Willow Tipi Village, the Red Tent will consist of two tents. 

One tent will provide crisis services, information and support for anyone who experiences an assault during the Festival, as well as for anyone dealing with a past sexual assault. 
Services will be provided by trained volunteers from Klinic’s Sexual Assault Crisis Program. 

In the second tent, volunteers will staff a women and trans-identified-only resource centre and facilitate workshops on sexual health, as well as artistic workshops.
Workshops will run daily at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. 
Tentative workshops are:
- Belly Dancing
- Sex Positivity
- Body Image/ Fat phobia
- Yoga
- Partying Safer
- Pad Making
- Consent is Sexy!
- Sharing Birth Stories

The Red Tent invites you to stop by and participate! 

June 29, 2011


Tuesday, July 5 7:00 pm (Dress Rehearsal)
Wednesday, July 6 1:00 pm 
Thursday, July 7 1:00 pm
Looking for some spectacular entertainment at Folk Fest? 
Come check out FOLKSPEARE on the Hammock District Stage in the Campground!

A Midsummer Night's Dream. In less than an hour. 
Magic. Puppets. Furkinis. Fairy wings. Slave boys. Rhyming couplets. 
If that isn't enough to convince you then you need to rethink your priorities.

Also, watch out for our Random Improvs around the Campground! 

Aileen Audette as Hermia/Starveling
Amy Groening as Helena/Snout
Aaron Pridham as Lysander/Bottom
Nyk Bielak as Demetrius/Quince
Heather Russell as Titania/Flute
Kelci Stephenson as Puck/Snug
Oberon as Himself
???? as Slave Boy

June 28, 2011

David Johnson CD: Homemade

Monday July 4, 7:30 pm
Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant

David Johnson is a singer-songwriter, a classically trained guitarist with a unique fingerpicking style, and a world traveler who tells stories in his music. 

Originally from Manitoba, Dave’s touring Canada and his adopted homeland of Sweden this summer, promoting his debut solo album, Homemade, an eclectic mix of folk, country, rock and roll, and pop music. 

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll Free 1-800561-1833)


July 4 – 6 Art Show & Workshops 
July 7 “Evening at the Stones”

This one of a kind event is open to the public.  
You have the option of attending up to all three days. 

There will be an incredible array of artists: the internationally known, to the proudly unusual, facilitating workshops/demos in stone sculpture, textures and air brushing, aboriginal art and dance, cartoon creation, hand building with clay, raku firing, photography, hands on a pottery wheel and much more.

We invite you to sign up to conduct a workshop or demo and share your own favorite art medium.
Please scroll sideways to the right, click on all the dates of events. 

See you at “an event like no other”

Event, Media and Information Coordinator

Indigenous Feminisms ROCK!

The Aboriginal Women's Leadership Circle at Women's Worlds 2011 is proud to present 

Monday, July 4 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Auditorium, University of Ottawa, Jock Turcot University Centre, Main Floor
85 University Private

Event is free, venue is wheelchair accessible.

Featuring art installations from the REDress Project, and selected pieces from 
Feminist M├ętis Erin Konsmo, the evening will also feature presentations from 
the grand prize winners of the Young Aboriginal Women's Creative Essay Contest. 

There will be an interactive talk with host Jessica Yee, Executive Director of 
the Native Youth Sexual Health Network with special guests:
Qwo-Li Driskill 
Andrea Smith 
Lee Maracle, Sto:lo - award-winning author, playwright, teacher, and artist

We will then end the evening with a musical performance from Alida Kinnie Starr, 
Mixed Blood Mohawk, who is a producer/rapper/poet/singer. 
She is inspired by genuine human contact, difficult conversations, rhythm, hip hop, 
and the tension between old school and new school ways of thinking.

June 27, 2011

Queer Indigenous Studies

Monday, July 4 · 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Join us for the Ottawa launch of Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finley, Brian Joseph Gilley, and Scott Lauria Morgensen.

Co-sponsored by the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, all royalties from the sale of this book go to the Indigenous Women's Network and the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center. Proceeds from in-house sales also support Venus Envy. 

Venue is wheelchair accessible. 

Featuring a roundtable discussion with:

Andrea Smith, co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

Qwo-Li Driskill, a Cherokee Two-Spirit and Queer activist, writer, and performer. 
S/he is the author of Walking with Ghosts: Poems, and the co-editor of Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature and the forthcoming anthology, Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature

Scott Morgensen is a white critic of racism and settler colonialism, and is committed to alliance work with queer Indigenous people and their nations. His book Spaces Between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization will appear in Fall 2011. 

June 26, 2011

Darlene McPherson: Gardening with Arthritis

Wednesday June 29, 7:30 pm
Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

This is the fourth installment in McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Prairie Garden Committee’s series of Gardening Information Talks, taking place the last Wednesday 
of each month.

This evening’s presentation will focus on tips, strategies and getting the most from your gardening tools while promoting more gain and less pain in the garden.

Darlene McPherson is an avid butterfly gardener in St. James who has gardened over 
20 years with rheumatoid arthritis. 
She is a volunteer Arthritis Self Management Leader for the Arthritis Society.

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll Free 1-800561-1833)

June 25, 2011

McNally's: A Taste of the Fringe

Step right up, book buyers, frequent and first time Fingers!

Over three nights, Prairie Ink Restaurant, at 7:00 pm, will play host to a selection of the wide variety of incredible acts the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival has to offer during McNally Robinson’s A Taste of the Fringe Preview series.

Seating is limited - reserve your seats by calling 975-2659

On Tuesday July 5 six local companies will thrill you with scenes of danger, derring-do, and devlishness while you wine and dine in this non-ticketed event. 
Participating companies include:
Hot Thespian Action previewing A Show of Hands
Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers previewing Bash on Regardless
The Struts and Frets Players previewing Sigurd the Dragonslayer
Nova Dance Collective previewing FRESH
Broken Still Productions previewing Catching Shadows
Look Left Productions previewing The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Thursday July 7 six more local companies will take the stage and set your pulse racing with scenes of panic, pandemonium, and prestidigitation. 
Participating companies include:
Pocket Frock Productions previewing Speech & Debate
Theatre by the River previewing Autobahn
R-G Productions previewing Choosing Home
Drek Daa previewing It's YES: A one man mockery of all things human

Both local company nights feature stand up comedy throughout courtesy 
of Tazzy’s Angels.

On Thursday July 12 the Touring crowd have their say as several acts from all over the globe will converge on a single stage to thrill and chill you. 
Participating acts include:
Randy Rutherford Productions previewing My Brother Sang Like Roy Orbison
Rob Gee previewing Happy Slap
tReAd ThE eDgE Productions previewing Wildwood Park by Doug Wright
Erik De Waal previewing The Pre-History of Moses P.

Visit McNally Robinson for updates. 
See you there, and at the 2011 Fringe!

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll Free 1-800561-1833)

Mondragon: Benjamin Isitt

Wednesday, June 29 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Mondragon, 91 Albert Street

Join Ben Isitt for the launch of two new books on the social history of Canada.
Benjamin Isitt is a former Winnipegger, a current University of British Columbia historian and a specialist on social movements in twentieth-century Canada and the world.  

From Victoria to Vladivostok highlights Canadian responses to the Russian Revolution – sympathy from the labour movement alongside the deployment of 4,000 troops to Siberia to fight the Bolsheviks. 

Militant Minority moves into the Cold War period, examining changes in British Columbia's left during the bleak days of McCarthyism and the tumultuous 1960s, culminating in the election of BC's first NDP government. 

Taken together, these books tell important stories that have been left out of popular memory. The evening will include an engaging multi-media presentation.

June 24, 2011

Carl Beam & Ron Paley

There's lots happening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, located at 300 Memorial Boulevard.

Free public opening of Carl Beam exhibition
Wednesday, June 29 · 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Carl Beam is considered one of Canada's leading contemporary Aboriginal artists. 
His work bridges the philosophies and traditions of both Western and Anishinabek worlds.

The North American Iceberg was championed as the National Gallery of Canada’s first acquisition of an artwork created by a contemporary First Nations artist. It has since become recognized as a coming of age for contemporary Indigenous art in Canada. 

This is a great show for us to have on view all summer!

Jazz on the Rooftop - The Ron Paley Big Band
Thursday, June 30 · 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

If it's summer in Winnipeg, it must be time for the WAG's Jazz on the Rooftop! 
And who better to open our 34th season than The Ron Paley Big Band. 
Your ticket allows you free entrance to the Gallery all that day. 

As well as great music, the evening includes a delicous BBQ by Storm, cash bar (with or without the BBQ).

What a fabulous way to spend a summer evening! 

Canada Day Living Flag & Events!

Be a Part of Winnipeg’s First Living Flag!

Friday July 1 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Legislative Grounds, Broadway at Osborne

 It’s FREE!
• Get a FREE T-shirt (10:00 am to 11:00 am)
• FREE flag pins / hand flags
• Photo at 11:15 am
• Enter to win prizes

Join host ACE BURPEE, show your national pride and be part of 
Winnipeg’s first Living Flag!

Help us beat Victoria, BC!

Sign-up by June 25 and be entered to Win 2 NHL tickets!

If you sign-up using our Downtown Biz online form you will be entered 
to win 2 tickets to an NHL game!

You will have to be part of the Living Flag on July 1, 2011 to be qualified to win.

We'll see you there!

Canada Day in Central Park

Friday, July 1 · 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

The most family friendly Canada Day festival in the city!
Citizenship Ceremony at 10:30 am. 
Plus the kick off for Central Market for Global Families. 
All day entertainment. 

Live Music & Dance. 
Children's Activities. 
Splash Pad. 

Speaking of global... our West End 'Taste the World' dining guide is now available for download. Hungry? 

Canada Day Mega Bash 2011

Osborne Village Inn
June 30  6:00 pm to July 2, 3:00 am

June 30
Red Seed
The Root in Fluents
Mise En Scene

July 1
The Perms New Renaissance
Jason Gordon
Kyla Cederwall
The Benderenos
Tim Butler
The Dusty Roads Band
Bill Durst

Tyndall Park Canada Day Celebration

Starting at noon, come join Kevin Lamoureux as he hosts the annual 
Canada Day Celebration at Tyndall Park School, Burrows and King Edward. 

From 12:00 until 3:00 enjoy FREE, kid-friendly, games and entertainment 
– including face painting! 

We will be having hot dogs for lunch. 
From 1:00 - 2:30 Ronald McDonald will perform a MAGIC SHOW. 

In the evening the fun continues with pizza and pop, and a live local band. 

Don’t forget to stick around for the fireworks!

Kevin hopes to see you all there.

June 23, 2011

Midsummer Mixer

Looking for a condo or apartment?
Explore downtown living with a FREE sneak peek at the latest developments!

Tuesday, June 28 · 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tavern United Rooftop Patio
260 Hargrave St.

Check out new downtown apartments, condos and concepts, all in one place.
Mingle with other downtown professionals over cocktails.
Meet the minds behind downtown’s latest developments.
Win prizes! NEW - including tickets to an NHL game!
Make your dream place a reality with exclusive incentives.

Participating Buildings:
The Avenue on Portage
District Condos
Sky Waterfront Condominiums - Phase 2
128 James
H20 on Waterfront Drive

JohNNy SiZZle, The Eardrums & Texting Mackenzie

Wednesday, June 29, from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

In honour of grizzled soundman Jay Diaz's birthday, Aqua Books presents three unbeatable acts in one high-energy show, Jayyapalooza! 

Guelph power pop trio Texting Mackenzie is joined by goof-rockers The Eardrums, and punk legend JohNNy SiZZle. 


How can you go wrong?

Soul Reggae Night

Ras-Tamils playing at the Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, on June 29 at 9:00 pm, 
to bring all our brothers and sisters together to unite with rebel music. 

Martin Welach (Drums), J.R. Hill (Bass), Franklin Fernando (Vocals & Guitar), 
Nefta Manuka (Vocals & Keyboard), Veronica Driedger & Esan Azor (Back up vocals), 
Dan Moroz (Saxophone), Toemas Steffenhoter & Christian Cole (Trumpet)



Aleesa Cohene: I know how you feel

Wednesday, June 29 · 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MAWA, 611 Main St


I know how you feel
Curated by Clint Enns

Aleesa Cohene, the Sobey-nominated artist, will be in attendance!
She is a Toronto based video artist who uses found-footage as material and editing as a tool. Cohene provides us with a lens under which the viewer can see and examine many of the stereotypes present in traditional narrative cinema. In essence, she is revealing the mirror which the media uses to reflect our “beliefs” back to us.

Artistically and ethically speaking, Cohene does not see these images as private property, but as “basic materials through which we have an obligation to express ourselves and define our individuality.”

Aleesa Cohene has been producing videos since 2001. Her work has shown in festivals and galleries across Canada as well as in Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Scandinavia, Thailand, Turkey and the United States.
She has won prizes at Utrecht’s Impakt Festival and Toronto’s Images Festival. 

The screening will include:

Abscess (2001, 10 minutes).

Absolutely (2001, 10 minutes)

All Right (2003, 7 minutes)

Ready to Cope (2006, 7 minutes)

Suppose To (2006, 7 minutes)

The Same Problem (2008, 4 minutes) 

Something Better (2008, 8 minutes) 

Presented in partnership with PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts 
and Video Pool.

June 22, 2011

Feminism FOR REAL / NYSHN Northern Health

Join us on Tuesday June 28, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, at Mondragon, 91 Albert Street, to celebrate the Winnipeg book launch of Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism, edited by Jessica Yee.

With a traditional Indigenous opening, the evening will feature presentations and round table discussions from the editor and several of the book’s contributors.

Light refreshments will be served. 
We regret that the venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Proceeds from the evening will go to support the 

For more information about Feminism FOR REAL, contact Erika Shaker at the 

June 19, 2011


Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue
36 Alderwood Rd.
Saturday, June 25 · 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

We have many puppies and what better way to showcase all of these beautiful pups than at a Puppy Adoption Fair?

After a hard day's work, there is no better cure than "Puppy" therapy. 

In addition to puppies, there will be a BBQ & puppy toys / accessories for sale. 
All proceeds go to pay for vet bills for puppies and other dogs in care.

Project P.A.W.S. will also be on hand to help promote Rescue awareness, and will be doing some fundraising to help the Rescue community!


Count the cookies in the jar
Puppy Kissing booth
Bone digging for prizes
Puppy Races
Puppy Art
...and more!!!!!


Art City Body Movin' Parade

Saturday, June 25 · 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 195 Young Street

This year's parade route will be winding it's way around Young St, Broadway, Spence St, Balmoral St, Westminster Ave, Furby St and Langside St. 

Parade starts moving at 2:00 pm, picnic and entertainment to follow.

Body Movin' is this year's theme, all about how people and other living things move and get around.  You will not want to miss the amazing art we have been creating for our biggest event of the year.

Starting in late May, Art City participants have been designing and building moving creatures with sculptor Chris Cooper and giant puppets with marionette master Asa Nodleman at 616 Broadway. 
There will also be a major dance component, featuring dance workshops leading up to the parade, and performances at the post parade picnic.

You can join in the fun by Movin in the parade with us, or bring a lawn chair and watch.

Jessica Thompson: Shelter

Shelter- An Art Exhibit/ Fundraiser for The Winnipeg Humane Society

The Edge Gallery, 611 Main Street
June 25 - June 30 
$5 Admission 
Come to the official fundraiser and party on Saturday, June 25 from noon until 6:00 pm!
25% of all art sales will be going to the Winnipeg Humane Society

Following up the success of “Strays”, her art exhibit/ fundraiser for D’Arcy’s ARC in November, 2010, Thompson is displaying a new experience of photography and awareness titled “Shelter.” 

I had volunteered to spend the day in this place of neglected, abandoned and abused animals now sheltered from harm but still without families to call their own. 
I, a passionate lover and rescuer of animals, had chosen to spend the day getting to know the true personalities of some of Winnipeg’s homeless pets. I looked down to the camera in my hands and I remembered.
I was at Canada’s oldest animal shelter, the Winnipeg Humane Society to capture what it means to be compassionate, aware and most importantly, full of hope.

June 18, 2011

Jocelyn Froese, Dot From & Beth Wolchock-Brown

Wednesday June 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library invites all crafters - the veteran and beginner - to drop into the Travel Alcove at McNally Robinson to join in a casual and creative environment where you are encouraged to share your craft challenges and joys with skilled crafters from MCML.

This evening features bobbin lace from Jocelyn Froese and 
embroidery from Dot From and Beth Wolchock-Brown.

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll Free 1-800561-1833)


Canadian MultiCulturalism Day
The Forks
June 25  12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Les Voyous
La Clave Del Sol
Summer Bear Dance Troupe
Ethio Canadian dancers
Natalie Reynolds
Rene Batson
and more!!!

Beach Fest 2011
Winnipeg Beach, Main Street
June 25  1:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Lest We Fail
The Ruined
Throne of Vengeance
Mortal Ruins
Viral State
Living in Red
Winslow Leach
Earth Acid

Join Winnipeg Harvest for a FREE pancake breakfast Sunday, June 26 
from 10:30 to 11:30 at the Red River Exhibition. 

FREE Gate Admission until 11:30 with a non-perishable food item.

National Aboriginal Day of Action

Friday, June 24 · 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Call to gather at 11:00 am
Walk starts 12:00 pm at Urban Circle Training Centre, 519 Selkirk Ave. 
to the Legislative Building

June 17, 2011

Make. Stop. Repeat.

MCC'S annual jurried exhibition Make. Stop. Repeat.
Opening reception Thursday, June 23, 7:00 pm
Mennonite Heritage Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd., South of Grant, on the campus of the Canadian Mennonite University

MCC member Karen Schlichting will be unveiling her newly completed piece, 
Gretel’s Oven, at the opening reception. 
Come and enjoy some hand-built pizzas hot out of the mobile wood-fired oven. 
Craft, crust and crumb converge as Karen shares her brick, concrete and glass creation. 
She Makes it, you Stop and eat it, and Repeat.

Exhibition runs to September 3 at 5:00 pm

The Manitoba Craft Council invites you to ruminate on, brood over, and ponder the idea and practice of repetition, accumulation, and multiples as it relates to craft, but also more broadly. 
Spanning an array of media and techniques, every piece in this exhibition speaks to the theme in unique and sometimes surprising ways.

Featuring work by PJ Anderson, Kathleen Black, Teresa Burrows, Curtis DeMeyer, 
Joy Eidse, Ingrid Lincoln, Shawna Munro, Kay Nemeth, Crystal Nykoluk, Evelin Richter, Rebecca Robinson, Elizabeth Roy, Marilyn Stewart Stothers, Sue Sutherland, and Lin Xu.

Matthew Ostrove Nomination

Thursday, June 23 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Westdale Community Centre, 550 Dale street

This will my formal nomination as the candidate in Charleswood for the 
October 4 Manitoba Provincial election! 

Live bands TBA but I will sing my campaign song for all to hear! 
If people can, please bring a non-perishable item for Winnipeg Harvest 
or a 5 dollar donation to the campaign, or both!

Steve & Anna-Lisa Kirby

Anna-Lisa Kirby here... 
Aqua Books is THE place for jazz in Winnipeg, so come out on out and hang! I can't wait to see you all!

If you love the songs of Ella, Sarah, Carmen, Billie, Nina, Betty and Abbey with a little Kurt Elling & Dianne Reeves sprinkled in for good measure, then this is the night for you! 

On June 23, at 10:00 pm, you'll hear this music performed by some incredible musicians. 

I am very fortunate to get to perform with some of the greatest musicians on the planet! Of course my husband and my partner in crime: Steve Kirby on bass, Larry Roy on Guitar, Will Bonness on piano, Curtis Nowosad on drums and Jimmy Greene on tenor saxophone.

It's going to be a blast and we will open it up for a jam session afterwards. 

Performing right before us at 8:00 pm is the amazingly talented Juno award winning Kelley Lee Evans! 
This is going to be an incredible show! Come for her, then stick around for us! 

Advance tickets are $18 and are available online or in person at the Jazz Winnipeg office, 007-100 Arthur St., by phone at 989-4656.

June 16, 2011

Lawnmover Swap & Mow Better Clinic

Wednesday, June 22 · 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DMSMCA Offices
823 Ellice Ave

Do you have an old two-stroke, mixed gas mower you are looking to replace? 

DMSMCA will be offering free push mowers to community members looking to trade in these old polluting mowers for an environmentally friendly push mower. 

We will also be holding a free mower clinic with the MB Eco-Network. 
This includes a reel mower sharpening demo, information about how to get an optimal cut of your grass, mower comparisons, and how to responsibly recycle lawn equipment.

For more information please contact 

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Demo

Wednesday, June 22 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Namaste, friends and shining members of the community!

If you're open to find more tools on the path of self discovery, I welcome you to an evening of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. I'll be guiding participants through meditations and demonstrating how the mix of body/mind psychology and yoga work. 

or $5 with an offering for the Agape table. 

I look forward to sharing in more intentional gatherings with you!


Be Still - A Holistic Alternative is an exciting company designed to assist humans achieve comfort within as they continue on their personal journey.

MAWA: Aliza Amihude

MAWA, 611 Main St
Wednesday, June 22 · 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free for MAWA members; $10 for non-members
No need to register
All genders welcome

This workshop is for anyone who may be interested in integrating voice in a multi-disciplinary practice. 
Aliza Amihude will teach a variety of healthy vocal techniques. 
It will be fun, painless and liberating! 
Express your creative instrument! Speak up! Make some noise!

Please wear comfortable clothing.

Aliza Amihude is internationally known for her contagious art. As a sculptor, she mixes precious metals and gems with materials like twigs and hair to express her belief that everything is precious. As a performer, she pushes the envelope with original songs, theatrics, political satire, dance and comedy. 
Hear her CD Big Banana, and purchase Big Banana on line. 

Aliza also performs with the Klezmer Gypsy Boys.

Blue King Brown / Orgone


Wednesday, June 22
10:00 pm
Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort St.

Underscoring the fiery vocals and political lyrics of Natalie Paapaa, Blue King Brown has created a distinctly original sound from Afrobeat, reggae, and Latin influences.
The band broke out with its first single, Water, from its debut EP in 2005. It followed with its first full-length CD Stand Up.
Now encompassing from 7 to 10 members, Blue King Brown is known for its high-energy live shows. Its latest CD, Worldwize, Part 1 (North & South) was released last year.

With a rooted sense of funk, soul, and Afrobeat, Los Angeles’ Orgone seamlessly slides through multiple styles at every performance. The original 5-member band released its debut CD in 2002.
Singer Fanny Franklin joined the group after the band was floored seeing her perform with Dakah, the 30-piece hip hop orchestra. Their first recording together, a cover of Funky Nassau, became a DJ fave worldwide.

Gaining worldwide recognition for their raw studio recordings and exciting live sets led to the release of The Killion Floor, an album of hard-hitting Afro-soul and funk. While enjoying comparisons to classic acts like War and Mandrill, or modern funk staples like Sharon Jones or Breakestra, Orgone is a group like no other.

Advance tickets are $18 and are available online or in person at the Jazz Winnipeg office, 007-100 Arthur St., by phone at 989-4656.

For only $75 you can see Blue King Brown and Orgone along with nearly 40 other Club Series shows just by flashing your pass!

June 15, 2011

The Lost Fingers

The 2011 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival presents:
Tuesday, June 21 · 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Ave.

Advance tickets are $25 and are available online at Jazz Winnipeg, by phone at 989-4656, or in person at the Jazz Winnipeg office, 007-100 Arthur St.

In 1928, at the young age of 18, Django Reinhardt lost the use of two fingers in a caravan accident. Reinhardt developed a unique, jazz-inspired style of playing the guitar and became one of the world’s most influential musicians.

In 2006 guitar virtuosos Byron Mikaloff and Christian Roberge met jazz bassist Alex Morisette at the Quebec Conservatory of Music and formed the trio The Lost Fingers.

In 2008 the group created an ingenious tribute to the music they grew up on in the ’80s, mixed with the music of Reinhardt, with the album Lost in the ’80s
The trio’s live shows were in high demand thanks to the combination of great musicianship, their charming sense of humour, and their trademark colourful suits. 
The 2009 Montreal International Jazz Festival had no hesitation when selecting the group as the festival’s closing performers. The trio has also been showcased at the Calgary Stampede and the Vancouver Winter Olympic

Siloam Mission: Winnipeg Youth Challenge

Win tickets AND a pizza party for your youth group at the 
only Winnipeg appearance by 
Skillet with Manic Drive and Stone Throw Second
Sunday, July 10 – 7:00 pm.
Investors Group Athletic Center – Winnipeg

Complete the Siloam donation slip with group name, the number of people in your group, and the number of items collected. 
Have this information in writing as well to turn in with your donations. 

Collect any of the following items for Siloam Mission. 
• men’s jeans (size 32 -36) and backpacks for our clothing room
• coffee (ground) for our drop-in centre
• potatoes and ground beef for our meal program 

Once you collect the items:
Turn them in to Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street, no later than 4:00 pm on July 4

The group that is able to collect the most items per person will win:
• an on-site pizza party for up to 30 people in your Group (includes pizza, beverages)
• up to 30 complementary concert tickets
• up to 30 autographed posters
• Meet & greet with the artists (subject to artist availability)

Winning group will be announced on Wednesday July 6 on CHVN and Ignite radio stations.

For additional info, contact Summer at LMG Concerts, 855-564-8499.

June 14, 2011

Linda & Paul Leonard RV in Europe

Monday June 20, 7:00 pm
Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

Living the Dream in Europe: Our RV Travels and Experiences in Europe is a personal sharing of the travels and experiences Linda and Paul Leonard encountered while 
RVing in Europe. 

It covers planning, costs, and accommodations complete with one chapter of 
colour photos and another about overcoming physical disabilities while undertaking this type of travel.

Linda and Paul live in Grand Marais, Manitoba during the summer and in Zihuatanejo, Mexico in the winter. Both retired teachers from Winnipeg, they have four grown children and three grandchildren.

They spent six years RVing and traveling throughout Mexico, an experience recounted in Linda's first book, Living the Dream in Mexico.

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll Free 1-800561-1833)

Paws In Motion!

Looking to spend an amazing summer day at the park with your dog? 

This incredibly fun event takes place June 26 at Assiniboine Park. 
There will be a band, dog agility demonstrations, and much more! Register today and help support our Spay & Neuter Program.

Please be sure to follow all instructions when registering online.
If you have registered in previous years, use the same User ID and Password to log in.
There is a $10 registration fee to register.
Paws in Motion is The Winnipeg Humane Society's largest event and fundraiser of the year! Participate with or without your furry friend at this pet walk-a-thon by registering and then collect pledges individually or as part of a team!