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December 31, 2011

Janessa Brunet: WATER BODIES

The Edge Gallery, 622 Main Street
Friday, January 6, 11:00 am to 2:00pm

Janessa Brunet is a graduate from the University of Manitoba with a BFA and an honors in photography. 
Water Bodies is a selection of recent work which examines human interaction with large bodies of water. As a visitor to these lakes and beaches, she shares her experience through the exploration of natural light and the figure as a compositional element.

Happy New Year!! Welcome 2012!

Wishing you a happy ending to 2011 and all the best in 2012!!

Hope you'll be celebrating New Year's Eve with family and friends and lots of good food.

Looking for a couple of festive drink recipes?
How about a Candy Cane Martini or the ever popular Spiked Egg Nog!

Resolve to start the diet in 2012!

December 30, 2011

Pop Soda's Speaking Crow: Rosanna Deerchild

Winnipeg's brand new weekly performance and poetry series starts this January! 
Every Tuesday at Pop Soda's, 625 Portage Avenue. 
Doors and sign up at 6:30 pm 
Show at 7:00 pm
All events are pwyc

Speaking Crow focuses on more literary, page poetry type stuff, but all voices are welcome. And we kick things off with a very special feature poet: Rosanna Deerchild!

Rosanna Deerchild’s poetry has appeared in number of literary magazines, and was featured in Post-Prairie: An Anthology of New Poetry. As a member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective, she is featured in two collections, urban kool and Bone Memory, and they’ve released a live spoken word CD, Red City. Rosanna Deerchild’s first collection of poetry, this is a small northern town, is set in a mining town and explores issues of race, identity and family. She lives in Winnipeg where she works in broadcasting.


Check out all of our events in January! 

January 3: Speaking Crow ft. Roseanna Deerchild
January 10: Cabaret! ft. Scruffmouth
January 17: Qualifying Slam for the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam ft. Johnny MacRae
January 24: Qualifying Slam for the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word
January 31: Spit it Out! Winnipeg Poetry Slam Youth Slam Championships

December 29, 2011

Vela, with Zoppa

January 4, at 9:00 pm  
$7

Vela is excited to announce that they will finally be releasing their 
debut EP Sea Of Mountains.

Zoppa will open the night at Aqua Books with their sedative space-folk. 
This collective project fronted by mastermind Micah Erenberg has become extremely popular throughout Winnipeg. Each set is a unique and completely engaging experience.

Also on the bill, Jamie Enns, crafter of extremely creative and mind-bending visuals. 
While Vela performs, including Sea Of Mountains in its entirety, Jamie will be editing and projecting visuals to give an entirely new dimension to the performance.

This evening only, the album will be available at a discount price of $3!!

December 27, 2011

The Winnipeg Folk Festival wants Artisans

Call to Visual Artists
Hand-Made Village – Call for Submissions
Deadline to Apply January 9, 2012

The Winnipeg Folk Festival has an annual attendance of over 80,000, and takes place in Birds Hill Provincial Park, July 4 - 8, 2012. 

The Festival features up to 50 artisans in it's outdoor marketplace. The Hand-Made Village features artisans who design and produce their own work. Participants are chosen by selection committee. Information and application forms are now available on our website.

email The Winnipeg Folk Festival or call 204-231-0096

December 24, 2011

Christmas Greetings & Recipes & Santa Claus

Silent Night,  
Holy Night...

The big night is finally here!!

I hope you and your family and friends are enjoying a very Merry Christmas, 
full of love, peace, health and happiness.


Last year I posted a short story about my first Christmas in College Point, 
a small town in New York, when I was 5 years old.

If you have young children, they might enjoy it.
If you'd like to see what life was like in ancient times (1955), you might enjoy it.


In the story I mentioned many Maltese, Italian and German Christmas recipes.  
I've linked the recipes to their names.
Just click for the recipe, if you'd like to try something new this week.

Or maybe next year.

New Year's Eve & Fridays at Opera Ultralounge

Opera Ultralounge cordially invites you to...

New Year's Eve Black Tie Affair

Evenings at Opera Ultralounge, 441 Main Street, are strictly 21+, 
with priority entry for 25+. 

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Opera Ultralounge presents...
Opera Fridays, 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

We cater to the classy individuals looking for a safe and friendly place 
where they can mingle and dance and always feel welcome. 
Wine and champagne list can be viewed online.

Book your bottle service/VIP booth 
call 204-890-6555

December 23, 2011

Women’s Musical Club Winners' Recital

Thursday, December 29, 7:00 pm, Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg is pleased to present 
the 2011 WMC Scholarship Winners’ Recital

Sarah Kirsch, soprano  $2500 WMC Scholarship
Jari Piper, cello  $2000 WMC Scholarship
Joshua Peters, violin  $1500 Madeleine Gauvin Scholarship
Jesse Plessis, piano  $1000 Holtby Scholarship
Theresa Thordarson, piano  $1000 Berythe Birse Scholarship

Tickets 
$20 at McNally Robinson Booksellers (credit cards accepted)
or at the door (cash or cheque only) 
Students $5 at the door only

December 22, 2011

Dalnavert Museum Seeks Volunteers

Calling all history buffs! 

The Manitoba Historical Society Dalnavert Museum is seeking to recruit enthusiastic, dependable volunteers to facilitate our new school programs launching January 2012. 

If you enjoy working with kids and love to talk about all things historical, 
this opportunity is for you! 
Practicum and internship opportunities are also available. 

All interested parties, please fill out an application form and submit it to 
Jennifer Bisch, Chief Program Officer and Curator, or in person at 61 Carlton Street. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

December 21, 2011

Acoustic Punk at Pop-Soda's

December 27, 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Pop-Soda's Coffeehouse & Gallery, 625 Portage Avenue
Acoustic Punk a go go-old school Peg city edition

Pay What you can. 
Get stoked !

Set times:
7:10-Tye Baker
7:30-Steve McBey
8:10-Chuck Midget (from the Naked Midgets)
8:30-Twin
9:00-Jared Weiss
9:30-Chanelle and DaveyBrat (playing mostly Brat Attack tunes)
10:00-one more??

December 20, 2011

Artist Mothers: Nurture and Neglect

The Artist Mothers at MAWA invite you to the exhibition Nurture and Neglect 
at MAWA, 611 Main St, until December 31.
  
Contributing Artists: Carolina Araneda, Sherry Aubin, Charlene Brown, Sandra Brown, Jocelyn Chorney, Sarah Collard, Karen Cornelius, Melanie Dennis Unrau, Mary Ferguson, Brenna George, Arwen Helene, Susan Knowling, Helen Lyons, Lisa Lysack, 
Rose Montgomery and Allison Moore.

When we nurture one thing we neglect another.  When caring for our children, we can neglect ourselves.  We let the laundry and the dishes pile up to make time for artmaking.  It sometimes seems impossible to be both mother and artist, so we negotiate.  

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Group Meeting
Monday, January 9, 2012, 6:30 - 9:00 pm at MAWA

The Artist Mothers Group at MAWA would like to extend an invitation to all artist mothers to come and meet other women who embrace both mothering and artistic production. This peer-based group meets on the first Monday of each month. 
Meetings are relaxed and informal. The group experiments with art materials, critiques each other’s work, and shares snacks, concerns, ideas, inspiration, strategies and support for those who juggle the tricky life of artmaking and mothering.

December 19, 2011

Fun for Kids at Oak Hammock Marsh

Participate in a memorable winter camp experience! 

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre offers camps for kids ages 6 to 9 
during the Holiday season. 
Each day is unique, filled indoor & outdoor programs, crafts and seasonal activities. 

Winter camps run from December 27 to 30, 9 am to 4 pm daily. 
Early drop off and later pick ups can be arranged. 

$24 for Interpretive Centre members, $30 for non-members
For more info or to register  Oak Hammock Marsh

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Introducing: Kid's Nature Craft Club in 2012

Join us at 1 pm on the fourth Saturday of every month to explore a different topic and make a special craft. The Club is most appropriate for children ages 5 to 10. 

Pre-registration is recommended. 
You can sign up for one workshop or as many as you would like. 

Each workshop fee is $5 plus admission. 
You can also purchase a Club Card to be used for six different workshops. 
These make great Christmas or Birthday Gifts - just ask at reception

Themes include:
Stars
Wetland animals
Birds
Recycling
Animal calls
Microscopic world
Plants
Getting ready for winter  


The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 30 minutes North of Winnipeg 
on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8. 

For more information call 467-3300.
or e mail  Jacques Bourgeois

December 18, 2011

NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENTS!!

FREE Concert event!!
Westminster United Church, Maryland & Westminster

December 31, from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Doors open at 5:15 pm

Fred Penner, emcee
The Riffs, Robin Chestnut, Prairie Voices Choir,
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra.

Free tickets available at Assiniboine Credit Union Branches.
Maximum of four tickets per family.
NO ADMISSION without a ticket.

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Top Hats & Tiaras
Manitoba Children's Museum, 45 Forks Market Road
924-4000
December 31, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Finish the holidays on a high note and dress up in formal clothes for an afternoon 
out on the town! 
This family-friendly New Year’s Eve event will feature tasty snacks, special activities, 
a ginger ale toast, and a festive balloon drop as we ring in the New Year at noon! 

All children will also receive a free gift (while supplies last).

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117 Regent Ave. East. Transcona, MB
222-9951
December 31, from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am

$25.00 per person. 
Dinner served at 8:00 pm

Roast Beef, Cabbage Rolls, Perogies, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Desert. 
The Band is "Three for the Show". 
There will be spot dances, and a door prize. 
This event is open to everyone.

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Apocalypse 2012
Ozzy's
December 31, from 9:00 pm
Tix $7 at Ozzy's, $10 at door

w/DJ Razed, DJ Macabria, DJ Count Zero, Soul Killing Female, Synthroid

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Disco in the Ruins, New Years eve at St. Norbert Art Centre.  
Celebrate and dance into the new year at 7:00 pm with “That ‘70s Band”.

Tickets are $50.00 per person
That includes a delicious buffet dinner, dancing and so much fun.  
Inquiries email St. Norbert Art Centre or call 204-269-0564.  See you there!

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MOTEL 75 "A REUNION" 

Bella Vista Restaurant & Pizzeria, 53 Maryland St., Winnipeg
Saturday, December 31, 9:30 pm to 3:00 am

Rambling Dan Frechette, Grant Siemens, Sky Onosson, Scott Nolan and special guests perform as Motel 75, a roots/rock band formed out of the ashes of the Blue Note Cafe in 1999 and performed at The 2000 Winnipeg Folk Festival and opened for Reverend Horton Heat and Hank Williams III before disbanding in 2001. 
Come see why this exciting band made such waves in such a short tenure!

No Reservations - first come, first served. 
Admission is $15 after 8 pm. 
Come early for great pizza, drinks, and hospitality!!

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Ukrainian New Year's Concert with Sloohai
McPhillips Station Casino
January 12, 8:00 pm
FREE!!

December 17, 2011

Christmas Music with Bob King

December 23, 8:00 pm
Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, 1120 Grant Ave.
Reserve your seats by calling 975-2659

This evening, Bob’s performance will focus on his new Christmas CD, Follow the Star, recorded for adults and children alike. 

Bob King has been performing, composing and teaching songwriting in Manitoba and Saskatchewan for thirty years.  
He has recorded seven children's albums and three adult albums. 
In 2005 Bob's CD Rock And Roll Teachers won the award for outstanding children's album at the Western Canadian Music awards in Vancouver.

Bob has appeared at children's festivals in Regina, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Alberta. 
He has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony and the London Symphony. He has appeared at many fairs and folk festivals over the years. 
He has also written articles for newspapers and he is a certified elementary schoolteacher.


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

December 16, 2011

U of W: Cyrano De Bergerac

The University of Winnipeg Dept of Theatre and Film presents 
Cyrano De Bergerac

Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue
From December 22 to December 26, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

***CORRECTION:  Happened in November.***
Thank you, Matthew TenBruggencate, for the information.

Christmas Shoeboxes, Shoes & Hampers

Children's Christmas Shoebox Drive

Please fill a shoe box with items for a boy or girl, between the ages of two and six,
or seven and 14.  Label if for a boy or girl, and which age category.

Dropp off until December 20 at 
529 Beverley St. in the West End or
670 Flora Avenue in the North End

To make other drop off arrangements or to volunteer call
Summer at 416-8139
Sandy at 417-0132

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Pam and Voula Sarlas are collecting gently worn footwear for their Christmas fundraising campaign to help the United Way's Koats for Kids program, the West Central Women's Resource Centre and the North Point Douglas Women's Resource Centre.

Donate before December 24 and receive a 10% discount off any new footwear purchases!!

Located at 167 Lilac Street, in the Corydon area, Soul Shoes and Accessories carries fashionable footwear, handbags and accessories for both men and women.

For more information call 204-452-7685

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Abundant Life Lutheran Church's congregation is continuing
the Community Christmas Hamper program in East St. Paul.

Anyone wanting to donate, or ask for a hamper, can call the church at 255-5433.

Love Ophelia Supports The Gentle Barn

Love Ophelia wanted to show our gratitude to an organization dedicated to helping the helpless. 
The Gentle Barn is a wonderful organization that is tirelessly and selflessly committed to giving a voice to the voiceless and advocating for compassion for all living things.

It is our privilege to donate 20% of our sales to the Gentle Barn when you enter GENTLEBARN at checkout throughout December.

As an extra thank you, we will give YOU a 20% discount when you enter code GENTLEBARN.

If you feel moved to help us support the Gentle Barn, enter GENTLEBARN when you make a purchase at Love Ophelia.

The Gentle Barn is a refuge for severely abused animals and a safe haven for at-risk and special needs children.  The Gentle Barn's dedicated volunteers and advocates give us hope for a compassionate future for all animals, and ultimately for all mankind. 

We think that is simply OUTSTANDING! 
We are beyond thrilled to be able to contribute to their cause. 
Save some money, save some lives. 
How amazing is that?

December 15, 2011

Christmas Lights Sightseeing Tour

Travel MB Explore Centre, The Forks Market
1 Forks Market Road
204-989-9630
December 21, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Group rates are available!

Join Heartland Travel as we tour throughout Winnipeg and see the many displays that make us the Christmas capital of Canada! 

While listening to Christmas carols, you will see many colorful Christmas light displays, both residential and business. 
Sit back, relax in the heated motor coach, and let someone else do the driving for you. See the Christmas Lights at the Legislative Building and the Camels that stand across from it. We’ll slowly drive down Candy Cane Lane and Polar Bear Alley to view some amusing and enjoyable light displays! 
We will drive through Canad Inns Winter Wonderland and also view many more 
residential and business displays. 

Learn the importance of using LED lighting in your own Christmas light displays, 
play a game of Christmas Bingo, and so much more!

Aqua Books: collage-à-trois

December 21, 8:00 pm  
$10 ($5 students)

Jocelyn Goertzen, Shannon Kristjanson, and Rayannah Kroeker

collage-à-trois is our three voices, each with its own story. 
We grew up waiting by the radio to hit the red record button, belting Disney in front of the mirror, memorizing Handel excerpts, putting on full-scale basement musicals and plays, mimicking Michael Jackson moves, rocking out on a cardboard guitar, transcribing Coltrane and singing French-Canadian folksongs.

Everyone collects songs they'll never forget, an autobiographical soundtrack.
This project is a collage of our songs. 
Many genres, different instrumentations, creative arrangements and originals of our own.

December 14, 2011

Contrackt & Josh Weiss

December 20, 9:00 pm  
$10 door / $7 advance

Aaron "Contrackt" Trachtenberg is a rapper from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He released two self-produced full length albums between 2007 and 2008, before moving to the UK.  
He is overjoyed to be back performing in his hometown. 

Josh Weiss is a singer-songwriter from Ottawa, Ontario. 
He is currently recording his first full-length album, available in early 2012. 

Josh and Aaron have created a dynamic two-man show combining Contrackt's slick lyrics with Josh's versatile musicianship. Get ready for a night of fist-pumping excitement, thought-provoking rap, and unforgettable original tunes at Aqua Books!

A Christmas Carol at Dalnavert

December 21 to December 23 at 7:00 pm

Celeste Sansregret will be ending her tour in Winnipeg by telling Dickens' hallowed and haunted Ghost Story in 4 Staves at beautiful Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street.

Call (204) 943 2835 for tickets and reservations.

December 13, 2011

OCCUPY XMAS

Estudio Luna, 220 McDermot
Dec 17 to 24, 10 am to 7 pm
Free
Donations will fund food committee of Occupy Winnipeg.

with Vinyl recreations, used vinyl, homemade perogies, Jengo's jerky

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OCCUPY XMAS EVENING DINNER
Estudio Luna Galeria, 220 McDermot
December 24, 8:00 pm
Tickets $25, 2 for $40, contact Vinyl recreations

w/ Zoppa, Ashleigh Gray, in support of the Dream Room Project and Occupy Winnipeg.

Christmas Concerts

STEVE BELL ADVENT CONCERT

Sunday, December 18, 7:00 pm
A very special Advent Evening with Steve Bell at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. 
Special appearance by Con Fuoco , St. Mary’s Academy Performance Choir. 
Tickets are available at Hull’s Family Bookstore, online at Steve Bell 
or by calling 1-800-854-3499.

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HANDMAID OF THE LORD

Thursday, December 22, 7:00 pm
Original contemporary music tells the story of the nativity from Mary's perspective. 
From pop to tango the characters and events of the first Christmas come alive. 
Written in 2010, 'Handmaid of the Lord' debuted to a sold out house. 
This year it is being sponsored by Douglas Ave. Mennonite Church in North Kildonan.

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CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

Friday, December 23, 6:30 pm, Crestview Fellowship EMC Church
You are invited to a CandleLight Service to Celebrate the Birth of Jesus. We will also have an Open House after the Service, where we invite you to join us for food and fellowship.

The Hustler and Lawless Auction

View auction items now!!


From December 12 at 9:00 am to December 16 at 7:00 pm!!

All proceeds fund mentors for kids in our community!

Presented by Geoff & Regan Archambault, Century 21 Advanced Realty. 

Bid on sports memorabilia, once in a lifetime experiences, games, trips and just about anything related to any type of sport. These items are perfect for gift giving during the holiday season - for someone special or even a gift for yourself!

December 12, 2011

Virulent Valmont: A VIRULENT CHRISTMAS

December 18, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Opera Ultralounge & Virulent Valmont cordially invites you to
A VIRULENT CHRISTMAS at Opera Ultralounge, 441 Main Street 
? Where Fashion Meets Music ?

Fashion Show ? Wine Tasting ? Hors D'oeuvre

Music provided by Dow Jones & Shea Von Lowen

Fashion Show Participants:
Luxe & Charm, Lennard Taylor, Runway Fashions, Paswera Label

Models provided by Panache Models & Swish Model Management
Event organized & managed by High Society Events.

Event is open to the public - RSVP: 204.294.0067

December 11, 2011

DK Bollywood Workshops

December 17, 1:00 pm to December 18, at 6:00 pm 
There are 3 workshops each day (1.5 hrs each).
You can sign up for a single workshop or for 1 full day 
or for the FULL WEEKEND (best value) at BOLLYWOOD 

Workshops with the reknowned Choreographer & Talent Scout, Divya Kumar!

Kick off Bollywood Theme Party at Winnipeg Dance Cooperative, same location as workshops!
Divya will teach an intro lesson from 8 - 9:00 pm. 
Feel free to dress up in a Bollywood theme, East-Indian costume or Sari and come for 
the lesson and AFTER PARTY!

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
SUNDAY: SPECIAL MUSICAL CLASSES

These classes will focus on combining technicques in dance and acting to produce a Musical performance by the end of the session!

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! JUST A WILL TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW & HAVE FUN!
Please come at least 15 minutes before to pick up your gift bag!
Bollywood Paraphernalia will be on sale on site!

Anyone who participates in the workshops will be eligible to participate in an upcoming bollywood performances and train with the DAK PAK in Winnipeg!

Funkier than a Mosquito's Tweeter

Funkier than a Mosquito's Tweeter happens at Negative Space, 253 Princess St.
December 17, 10:00 pm to 2:00 am
$7 before 11 pm, $10 after

It's time to do some DANCING.
Simple as that.

3 women with 3 insane record collections:
MAMA CUTSWORTH 
DJ DRYHUMP
and special guest from Toronto, the long-awaited return of MIZZ BROWN!

Soul, funk, hip hop, Latin, 90s, Afrobeat, Prince (so good he's a genre), rhythm and blues, TV show themes, disco, reggae, remixes = Let's get sweaty.

Brought to you by the women behind "The Juke Joint!", "She's the DJ, I'm the DJ," 
"Hat's What I'm Talking About!" and "Ain't No Sunshine."

Dog Toy Party & Adoptions

Dog Toy Party presented by Gunner's Dog House
Saturday, December 17, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm 
773 Hector Avenue, Winnipeg, MB  

Come on out to the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM)'s 
Dog Toy Party and find the perfect gift for your furry friend!  

Karen, from Gunner's Dog House, has a huge selection of dog toys, 
from puppy toys to the super, duper strong toys.  

I have a silent auction prize as well. It has to do with coffee and Christmas. 
I hope one of you ladies are lucky enough to take it home.  Tickets are $1.00.

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Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue Adoption Fair
Best West Pet Foods, 1150 St. James Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Sunday, December 18, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come meet our adorable adoptable pups and 
support our Drive to 25 adoptions this month!

The Forum Art Institute's Open House & Classes

The Forum Art Institute, 120 Eugenie Street in St. Boniface, is holding its Open House and Registration on Saturday, December 17 from 1:00 – 4:00, and into January by phone,  (204) 235-1069.  
Winter art classes start January 9 for ten weeks.
Free studio time with adult classes, free parking with wheelchair access for most classes.

The gallery for Nikola Bjelajac is now online. Most all of his watercolours in the gallery are available for purchase. 
Please contact Forum Art Centre at: (204) 235-1069 or email The Forum Art Institute


The Forum Art Institute is proud to be one of the city’s oldest, independent, not-for-profit, educational art organizations. We have offered art instruction to the Winnipeg & Manitoban community since 1964.

We welcome all skill levels from ages seven and up. The Forum provides an opportunity to all of our students for showing their work at our art exhibitions and art auction.

Art enhances the Quality of Life – join us! 
We've always offered art classes for drawing, painting & ceramics, and we also offer cartoon and animation art, make your own interior mural, painting with a graphic designer, abstract landscape painting, collage art, digital photography, gallery exploration and art blogging!

December 10, 2011

Ken Russell: Tommy and The Devils

Atomic Centre, 167 Logan Avenue
December 16, 7:00 pm to 1:00 am

On November 27, visionary British filmmaker Ken Russell died at the age of 84.
To honour his contributions, Atomic's artist in residence Garry-Lewis James Osterberg 
is presenting a double-bill for your viewing pleasure.

Tommy (1975) at 7:30 pm
Intermission approx 9:15 pm
Video of Ken Russell introducing The Devils at 9:45 pm, 
followed by a screening of The Devils (1971)

Bring snacks!

Hendricks Symphony: Sounds of the Season

Avon Middle School South, 7199 East US Highway, Avon, IN, 46123
Friday, December 16 Concert 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 18 Concert 3:00 pm
A collection of holiday favorites
Hosted by Lorna Douville
Performed by
Hendricks Symphonic Choir
Program
(# denotes the position of this selection on the list of top 100 classical hits)
Joy to the World George Frederic Handel (1685-1759) Arr Kuykendahl

Carol of the Bells (Ukrainian Bell Carol) Arr: Wilhousky

Selections from the ballet The Nutcracker, Op. 71 Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky(1840-1893)
Act I, Christmas Eve
Scene I (Lighting of the Christmas Tree)
#78 Marche (March)
Petit Galop des enfants (Children’s Galop)
Danse Gross-Vater (Grandfather’s Dance)
Act II, Divertissment (Entertainment)
Chocolate (Spanish Dance)
Coffee (Arabian dance)
#66 Tea (Chinese Dance)
#49 Les Mirlitons (Dance of the Reed Flutes)
#54 Danse Russe (Trépak)
#24 Danse de la Fée-Dragée (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)
#35 Valse des fleurs (Waltz of the Flowers)
#11 Hallelujah Chorus (The Messiah) George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

          Intermission
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)

Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

#18 Troika from “LT. KIJE SUITE” Sergai Prokofiev (1891-1953)

O Holy Night Adolphe Adam (1803-1856) arr. Luck & Del Vecchio

O Magnum Mysterium Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

White Christmas Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

#78 Skaters' Waltz “Les Patineurs” Émile Waldteufel (1837 -1915)

Little Drummer Boy Katherine K. Davis(1892-1980) Arr: Harry Simeone

A Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)

George Webber & Aritha van Herk: In This Place

In This Place 
by George Webber & Aritha van Herk
December 17, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come join us at Shelf Life Books, 100 - 1302 4th Street SW, for the Calgary launch of 
In This Place, a new book of photographs from George Webber, text by Aritha van Herk. 

Both authors will be on hand for readings and signings!

Haiti Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, December 17, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Applebee's Grant Park, 1150 Grant Avenue

The Winnipeg (MOB)ilizers in support of Free The Children will host a pancake breakfast! 
They will be serving pancakes, bacon, juice and coffee for the low price of $10.00. 

Tickets can be purchased from Candace Houston, Julia Piche, Stephanie Halligan, 
Sammie Halligan, Dana Seidel and Dori Rourke. 

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Funds raised will go toward the sustainable development programs in Terre Casse, Haiti. 

Aqua Books: haLf man haLf eLf

December 16, 7:30 pm  
$10

haLf man haLf eLf, with Cassie Hatcher and Sid Strange

haLf man haLf eLf is a collective of diverse musicians whose preferences range from Classical, Progressive Rock, Bluegrass, Folk, Postpunk, New Wave, Fantasy Fiction, and Philosophy, producing a unique brand of music. 

One can hear influences from Gentle Giant; Emerson, Lake and Palmer; The Wild Swans; The Waterboys; Depeche Mode; Mozart; and Bach. 
Current members are Christine Mazur (violin/cello), Bert Nicanor (drumkit/ percussion), Dave Lababovich (acoustic guitar / banjo / mandolin), Janice Bamforth (percussion), and aLfie vera mella (vocalist/keyboards/percussion). 

The band is currently finishing an album, entitled Tales from a Half Forgotten Era.

December 9, 2011

The Magnificent 7s: All Kinds of Mean

All Kinds of Mean Album Release Show!

The West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Wpg.
Thursday, December 15, 7:30 pm to 12:00 am

Tix - $12 in advance, $15 @ the door
Tix for sale @ The West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster and 
The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store

Check out
Track 4 off "All Kinds of Mean" Needle in the Hay 
Track 12 off "All Kinds of Mean" Red River Beaver Fever

Aboriginal Writers’ Collective: Readers Night

Thursday, December 15, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Winnipeg Public Library, 251 Donald Street, and the Aboriginal Writers’ Collective of Manitoba are excited to present an evening of readings by new and emerging writers, hosted by Katherena Vermette. 

For 10 weeks this fall the Library and the Collective have hosted workshops with 
budding writers from across the city and beyond – and now it’s time for them to 
show us what they’ve got!

Funny, raw, touching, inspiring…  come and join us as we celebrate these exciting 
new talents and the work they’ve produced.

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December 8, 2011

Moon Voices: Resistance, Connection, Reclamation

Wednesday, December 14, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The women of Ka Ni Kanichihk’s Moon Voices program invite you to tune into CKUW 95.9 FM for a special broadcast of “Moon Voices on the Air - Stories of Resistance, Connection and Reclamation”. Podcasts of the show will also be available on CKUW's website!

Host Cheryl McKenzie of APTN will facilitate.  We'll discuss what it means for Indigenous women to reclaim power, challenge systemic barriers and reconnect to our culture. 

Our stories will touch your heart, spark your interest, and make you think about what you know about Indigenous women. 

This event is the first of a series in a collaboration between Ka Ni Kanichihk's Moon Voices (Aboriginal Women Reclaiming our Power) Project and the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies (IWGS). 

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Please mark your calendars for the following: 

JANUARY 25: "Moon Voices Speak! Reclaiming Our Power: Indigenous Women’s Perspectives on Education”: noon - 2:00 pm, Convocation Hall, University of Winnipeg. Speakers will include current and former students from UW, UM, and RRCC.

FEBRUARY 8: Moon Voices Share! Indigenous Mothering: Creating a Place of Love for the Next Seven Generations: 6 - 8:00 pm, Bulman Centre, University of Winnipeg.

MARCH 9 - 11: Moon Voices in ACTion Gathering: A three-day gathering, to be held at the University of Winnipeg, planned, led, and/or co-facilitated by the Moon Voices participants. 
Food, childcare, and other supports will be provided. 
Events will include:
Screening of the Moon Voices "Digital Stories" project 
Workshops
Special guest speakers 
Art/cultural events.

ALL events are free, open to all, and will be either child-welcoming or have childcare.

Gifts from Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Admit-Two Gift Card

2 tickets per card to any concert in our 2011-2012 Season. 
1 card for $40 or 3 cards for $99

Dinner and a Symphony
For the foodie, treat them to Dinner and a Symphony on January 14.  Bergmann's On Lombard caters a musically themed three-course German meal at the Concert Hall prior to the WSO’s performance of Mozart & Schubert. Starting at $85 per person per event ($60 per person for concert ticket-holders). Gift cards are available.

Soundcheck Passes
Perfect for the under 30 music lover on your list! A New Year's Pass is just $50, which gets them unlimited concerts for the rest of the 11-12 season. Learn more about the 
Soundcheck program.

Holiday Concerts
Lorna Luft has an acclaimed career encompassing virtually every arena of entertainment. This concert promises fabulous singing, video screen scenes of Lorna and Judy together and great arrangements.

Messiah
Saturday, December 17, 8 pm
No work in the entire history of music transmits the urge to want to sing more than Handel’s Messiah! We welcome the return of conductor Yuri Klaz, the Winnipeg Singers and a splendid group of soloists for our annual holiday happening. Make this concert a part of your holiday with us!
Visit the WSO box office at 555 Main Street or call 949-3999 for more information.

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The Trio Pass is perfect for gift-giving!
Available at the WSO Box Office or 949-3999
Pick any 3 concerts for only $79!
(up to $153.00 value)

Choose any three WSO concerts from the following:
Mozart & Schubert
January 13-14, 8 pm
HOT! HOT! HOT! A Night at the Copa
January 20-21, 8 pm
January 22, 2 pm
For Michael - The Music of Michael Jackson
February 10-11, 8 pm
February 12, 2 pm
Dvorak's New World Symphony
Beyond the Score
February 25, 8 pm
Parker Plays Brahms 2
March 2-3, 8 pm
Broadway Rocks
March 16-17, 8 pm
March 18, 2 pm

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Parking vouchers are available for the Civic Parkade.  Vouchers are only $6 (regular price to park in the parkade is $8). Vouchers may be purchased in advance by calling 949-3999 or at the box office window at the Centennial Concert Hall prior to a WSO concert or during the intermission.