August 31, 2012

ALS Society of MB: Drive for Life Golf l Run for ALS

September 6
Bel Acres Golf & Country Club

Registration is $200 and includes 18 holes of golf, a power cart, 
registration gift, buffet dinner and a bucket of warm up balls.  

Lunch begins at 11:30 am and Texas scramble is at 12:30 pm.

for more info
Sharon Carter 204-831-1510
Brian Campbell  204-837-1270

Running for those who can’t this Fall

5k Run in support of the ALS Society of Manitoba
St. Vital Park Duck Pond
Package Pickup: 8:00 - 8:55 am
October 13, 9:00 am start
Package Pickup: 
Stride Ahead, Grant Park: October 11, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Because I can...
donate, run, walk, volunteer.

To Donate

For more info
Brian Campbell    204-837-1270

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, can strike anyone; it is not contagious nor does it discriminate.

The ALS Society of Manitoba has a commitment to provide the best possible care and support for Manitobans with ALS, their families and caregivers. We build public awareness of ALS and its impact on society. We also support research.

August 30, 2012

Robert Houle l Shelley Niro l Jordan Bennett

Urban Shaman presents:

A Screening of Robert Houle's Paintings - Shelley Niro
September 6, 7:00 pm
WFG  Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street
Introduced By Shelley Niro
(English, Salteaux w/ English subtitles)

Robert Houle is an acclaimed Anishinaabe (Ojibwe-Saulteaux) artist and activist on behalf of First Nation peoples.  Shelley Niro is a Mohawk member of the Six Nations Reserve.

Skull Stories - Jordan Bennet
August 24 - September 29
Urban Shaman’s Marvin Frances Media Gallery
Opening Reception September 7
Artist Talk at 2:00 pm; Artist Reception at 8:00 pm

The work is an interactive sculptural, sound and video installation that explores the idea of tapping into the memories, spirit and history of a once animate creature. 

Jordan Bennett is a multi-disciplinary visual artist of Mi’kmaq decent. 

M: Stories of Women - Shelley Niro
August 24 - September 29
Urban Shaman’s Main Gallery
Opening Reception September 7
Artist Talk at 2:00 pm; Artist Reception at 8:00 pm

In this series of twelve I will use my image to express emotion, critique and anger at the ongoing reality and depiction of Native people in Canada.

Shelley Niro is known for photographic works that reveal and challenge stereotypical images of First Nations people.

Elsie H.R. Rempel l Chadwick Ginther l Grandparents' Day: Dave Williamson

September 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Please Pass the Faith: The Art of Spiritual Grandparenting

Elsie Rempel believes that the swelling ranks of seniors represent a huge spiritual resource. She offers practical ideas for integrating children and youth into church life, all the while nurturing one’s own spiritual life as an elder. 

Elsie H.R. Rempel provides workshops on faith formational topics. She is a grandmother of four, a practical theologian who loves to implement theology in intergenerational settings, and a dedicated servant of Mennonite Church Canada. During the winter of 2012 she served as a resource person for grade 1-9 teachers in Zambia’s Southern Province Brethren in Christ Schools.

September 6, 8:00 pm in the Atrium
Thunder Road

Ted Callan’s world exploded. He’s on the road looking for a fresh start. What he finds is a mysterious young woman who tells him he’s destined for more than an ordinary life. When three men assault Ted, ordinary starts to look very appealing. 
Ted wants nothing more than to have his old life back. 
If he succeeds, it might just be the end of the world. 

Chadwick Ginther's “First Light” appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of On Spec. His reviews have appeared in Quill and Quire, Prairie Books NOW and The Winnipeg Review

Chadwick Ginther has been a bookseller with McNally Robinson for the last ten years. 
He was Aqua Books’ Emerging Writer-in-Residence. 

September 9, 2:00-4:00 by the Cash Desk. 
Special Grandparent’s Day signing of Dating: A Novel

Jenkins never dreamed he’d live long enough to be dating again... 
This outrageously funny portrayal of the realities of growing old in the modern world will have readers chuckling. 

Dave Williamson has written four previous comic novels, drama for television and stage, reviews and non-fiction. Founder of the Creative Communications program at Red River College, he was Dean of Business and Applied Arts there. Dave has served as President of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild, Chair of The Writers’ Union of Canada, and Chair of the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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

August 29, 2012

The Women's Canadian Club of Winnipeg presents Sel Burrows

September 12
Winnipeg Convention Centre in the Pan Am Room on the 2nd floor 
Doors open at 11 am and lunch is served at 12 noon sharp  

Reservations or Cancellations: September 4 to 7
Please telephone 204-663-5657 or e mail The Women's Canadian Club of Winnipeg
Tickets are picked up at the door.
Please pay by cheque or exact change.

$22.00 Members who reserve 
$24.00 Members who have not reserved
$25.00 for non-members who reserve 

If you reserve and are unable to attend, advise us prior to the cancellation deadline, 
or you will be billed.

Sel Burrows will tell us how the community of Point Douglas took on the criminal element of what once was a very high crime area and turned it into a safe environment.  
He will explain some of the innovative methods used to turn landlords into allies and how community based action done by volunteers can be utilized in other high crime areas.

Membership in The Women's Canadian Club of Winnipeg is $35.00 per year.  

Charles Johnston l Jeffrey John Eyamie

September 4, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Small Works Gallery Opening: Above and Below

Charles Johnston, aka ‘C5’, has been creating public art for 25 years.  Charles' experiences with mural art, sign writing, sculpture casting, comic art, digital and traditional art have fused together in his evolving role as a Canadian artist. 

Above & Below explore the relationship between the Eternal and the Mortal worlds. Architectural cornices of Winnipeg’s Exchange District represent the world of man with the sky as their infinite counterpart. Both parts occupy equal area of the canvas. Aerial and sky painting explores the perspective from ‘on high’.

Jeffrey John Eyamie
September 4, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Zombie Princess Apocalypse

When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true... Emm Dillinger must do everything in her power to keep that from happening. 
The new fashion outlet in town has all kinds of things, including a tiara that’ll turn the prom into the zombie princess apocalypse.

A former child television star and grunge singer, Jeff once worked for Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, conducted a feature interview with Bob Vila while sitting on the john, gave the commissioner of the National Hockey League a dressing-down on national television, and won second prize in a literary beauty contest.

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

August 28, 2012

Toronto Labour Day Parade l Ontario Events

CUPE Ontario will be leading the Labour Day Parade in Toronto this year.
September 3, 8:30 am
Parade leaving University Ave. & Dundas, march at 9:30 am to Exhibition Place

Join CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick and 
thousands of sisters and brothers iin celebrating labour's many achievements and 
in showing Solidarity Against Austerity.

Labour Day parades, picnics and barbeques will take place 
in dozens of communities across the province.

Manitoba Mutts' Sale l D'Arcy's A.R.C.'s Woof Walk

Fundraising & Garage Sale, 62 Alberhill Cress in North Kildonan

September 7, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
September 8, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Donations (kennels, leashes, puppy food, etc.) always needed.
To arrange a drop off time, contact Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue.

Woof Walk in Kildonan Park
September 15
In support of D'Arcy's A.R.C., 730 B Century Street in St. James
$10 per person or $25 for 2 adults and 3 children

There'll also be face painting, a vendor market, a raffle and more!!

To register or obtain pledge forms or call 204-888-2266.

August 27, 2012

Rossbrook House l Pregnancy and Family Support Services

The drop-in centre in our core area, Rossbrook House, 658 Ross Avenue and Sherbrook Street, supports 3 schools in the area. 

The children attending these schools are always in need of school supplies (binders, paper, pencils, pens, rulers, notebooks, crayons, etc) and are always grateful for any support they receive.  New or used clothing as well as food donations are also appreciated. 

Spence Street Thrift Store, 555 Spence Street, always needs used clothing and household items.  They serve those who live in the core area and often are new immigrants. 

Proceeds are used to help the Pregnancy and Family Support Services. 
Donations can be made at 475 Sargent Ave (corner Spence Street).
Or phone 204-783-9281 for more information.

Labour Day Events (Some Free): Barge Festival l Spirit Sands l Flap jacks l Mustang Meet

August 31 to September 2
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road
Questions? email The Forks or call 204-942-8898

Three days of FREE, fun and diverse entertainment all on a floating stage!
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Selkirk Settlers, this year's line-up includes: 
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Ca Claque, The Dust Rhinos, and The Barra MacNeils.

September 1
Free for Nature Manitoba members - EMAIL or call 204-943-9029
Join Stan on the Spirit Sands trail in the Carberry Desert at Spruce Woods Provincial Park.

September 2, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
2777 Portage Avenue; call 204-986-5613
Free flap jacks are served.... by donations 
Tour this working replica of the flour mill (1829) operated by Cuthbert Grant. 
Organic grain grown locally, freshly ground triticale, rye, whole wheat, buckwheat flour and pancake mix.

September 3
Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue

2012 is the year that the International Mustang Meet is coming back to Manitoba. 
The last time it was in Winnipeg was 1994. A lot has changed since then in Winnipeg as well as with the cars we drive.  
Expect to see hundreds of Mustangs and Fords of all years from all over North America.

Questions? email  Manitoba Mustang & Ford.

August 26, 2012

Oak Hammock Labour Day, Farmers' Market and Mineral Show

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is 30 minutes North of Winnipeg. 
For more information call 467-3300, Jacques Bourgeois

September 1 to 3 

Join a guide on a walk daily 11 am and 3 pm to observe some of the many shorebirds that call the marsh home. Tune into the sounds using a hand-held listening device. 
Geocaching, Craft for Kids, Face Painting and Canoe Adventures!
Join Allan Webb on a Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride on Monday from 12:30 to 4 pm. 
half-hour to forty-five minute ride
$3 for members, $5 for non-members 

September 9 

Support local artists, artisans and producers during our Farmers' Market, Art & Craft Sale.

Join a canoe excursion through the marsh, participate in fun fishing and duck games, get your face painted or cook some bannock over an open fire.
There will be a door prize draw every hour, a 50/50 draw and a Rainbow Auction Raffle.  
There will also be a BBQ & Fresh Corn on the Cob to eat!

Cathy Wasserman at (204) 467-3320 for further information.Archaeology, Rocks and Minerals Wee
September 15 and 16 

Archaeology, Rocks and Mineral Show and Sale 

Learn the techniques of gold panning, discover the uses of minerals and dig for fossils. 

Displays by the Archaeological Society of Manitoba, the Mineral Society of Manitoba, the Winnipeg Rocks and Minerals Club, and local gem and mineral dealers. 

Participate in our Mineral Silent Auction held both days at 1 pm and 3 pm. 
Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the marsh on Sunday from 1:30 to 5:00 pm. 
Fees of $3 for members and $5 for non-members for this forty-five minute ride.

Interlake Artist's Studio Tour Fall 2012

Sept 1 and 2, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Participating Artists will be flying the Blue & White Wave!

The public is invited to tour the studios of artists of the Interlake. 
This is a self-guided tour enabling visitors to speak with the artists and view their work.

Take the scenic route along Lake Winnipeg's western shore.
Experience the vastness of Netley Creek and Oak Hammock Marshes. 
Cover the whole tour in a round trip loop - make it a day or a weekend adventure. 
Great restaurants, picnic sites, sandy beaches, a refreshing dip, inspiring historic sites,
first class accommodations, and of course, an art experience close up and personal!

September Music at McNally's

Helen White Trio
Saturday September 1, 8:00 pm

Paulo Borges
Friday September 7, 8:00 pm

Saturday September 8, 8:00 pm

Corinne & Neil
Friday September 14, 8:00 pm
Spanish Guitar/Latin/Jazz

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday September 15, 8:00 pm

Marianne D’Elia
Friday September 21, 8:00 pm

Burton Trio
Saturday September 22, 8:00 pm

D.B. Blues
Friday September 28, 8:00 pm

Major Squeeze
Saturday September 29, 8:00 pm

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

August 25, 2012

Ingrid Gatin l Twin Voices l TWIN l Demetra Penner

Ghost Town, Manitoba & UMFM present
Ingrid Gatin
Twin Voices
Demetra Penner
the Urban Forest (the Fyxx on Albert), 93 Albert Street
Aug. 31
Doors 8:00 | Show 8:45

Ingrid Gatin has made her mark in the indie-roots scene with her sincerity and intriguing image and sound. Her last mini-album Time Will Change Us blends her genuine roots music with a modern European romanticism and Canadian indie music. 

Twin Voices is a folk music collective based out of Montreal. Tight harmonies, swelling melodies and solid instrumentation will touch your heart and feed your soul.
They will be on tour July 20 - 25: Ottawa, Toronto, Kingston, Kemptville and Montreal.

Led by singer/songwriter Dave Fort, TWIN works with many different artists to create intimate performances, creating a regional soundtrack everywhere they go. Twin is the founder of the River Armada concert series.

Demetra Penner is a visual artist/singer/songwriter/yogi. She draws inspiration from long runs through thunderstorms, horizon lines, the light/darkness in the eyes of strangers, and her life. 

August 24, 2012

Megan Morman: Art Party

Artist in Residence, August 17 - September 1
Artist Talk: August 30, 5 pm at MAWA, 611 Main Street

Megan Morman creates craft-based portraits, wordgames and performances that have appeared in festivals and publications across Canada. 

Art Party's candy-coloured tableaus narrate real and imagined relationships among queer Canadian visual artists. This work explores friendship, insinuation and the role of storytelling in establishing community, using the fusible plastic beads of Morman’s childhood.  She will discuss this new work and other recent projects at her talk.

Lisa Wood, Program Coordinator

David Matas l Adeena Karasick: This Poem

David Matas
August 30, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
State Organs: Transplant Abuse in China

The Chinese health and prison systems kill inmates for organ transplants in violation of international professional, ethical and legal standards. 

Referring to the international code of ethics, the authors discuss what needs to be done to end the killing. Co-editor and contributor David Matas is an international human rights lawyer based in Winnipeg. He is the co-author, with David Kilgour, of Bloody Harvest: The Killing of Falun Gong for their organs. 

For their efforts in combating Chinese organ transplant abuse, the two Davids were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

August 30, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
This Poem

This Poem is an ironic investigation of contemporary culture and today's technomedia-saturated world.  In the style of Facebook updates and Tweets, each section is infused with continuous shifting tones, styles and commentary, which are in turn provocative, emotive and deeply satiric. 

Adeena Karasick is a poet, cultural theorist and the critically acclaimed author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory. She is currently Professor of Global Literature at St. John’s University. Her writing has been noted for its “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory”. 
Karasick is a featured poet on the Heart of a Poet series and is the winner of the MPS Mobile Award recognizing her as being the world’s first “Mobile Poet”.

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

August 23, 2012

Chinese Culture Days

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Manitoba Great Wall Performing Arts is pleased to host “Chinese Culture Day” events in partnership with the China Consulate in Toronto, China Chinese Language Education Foundation, and the Sichuan Department of Culture!

August 31, 7:00 pm 
A taste of China
Kum Koon Garden, King Street, Chinatown
$35/each (12 per table).
333-2701 or 998-0532
10-course delicious Chinese cuisine.  
Culture show includes face-changing, acrobats, puppets, folk dance and much more.  
Many prizes to win including a TV and iPad!   

September 1, 12:00 (noon) to 9:00 pm
China Culture Day in the Park (Free admission)
Assiniboine Park Lyric Theatre
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at noon, Lion Dance, Snacks, Art Work and Souvenirs.  

Culture show by Manitoba Great Wall Performing Arts and Sichuan Acrobatic Troupe.

September 2, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Great Wall Dance Academy, 3-1455 Waverley Street
$20 per person, lunch included

Getty Stewart: Fruit Share l Prairie Fruit

August 29, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Picking, Preparing and Enjoying Prairie Fruit

This is the sixth 2012 instalment in the PrairieGardenCommittee’s series of Gardening Information Talks. 

Professional Home Economist, author and gardener, Getty Stewart loves growing, picking, preserving and, especially, eating local fruits and veggies. 

In 2010, after witnessing surplus fruit in Winnipeg backyards wasting away, she started Fruit Share – a volunteer organization that harvests and shares surplus fruit. 
In Spring 2012, she launched Prairie Fruit Cookbook: The Essential Guide for Picking, Preserving and Preparing Fruit to educate people on how to harvest, store, preserve, use and share prairie fruit. 
Getty and her kids grow veggies on a community plot along the banks of the Red River and are slowly converting their small front yard into a mini-orchard.

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

August 22, 2012

CCCP Alter ego Pageant

Alter ego Pageant Open Call
Please send your submission to us.
Deadline: Aug. 28, 11:00 pm

Have you always wanted to be someone else?
Do you have a persona you want to show off?
This is your chance to perform to show your Ego’s full potential. 

The CCCP is holding an Alter ego Beauty Pageant.
We are looking for people to be judged on their alter ego, “talent” and “beauty”. 
The contest consists of a birthday/bathing suit competition and then the talent portion!
There is a cash prize for the winner as well as bragging rights! 

The beauty contest/performance will be held on Sept. 8, 2012

KATALOG is an online publication with video and sound capabilities which is dedicated to the practice of performance and live art.

CCCP is a Winnipeg based organization dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of performance art, with a focus on bringing performance art out of the galleries and theaters and into non-traditional spaces, the street and to the general public at large.

Kubasa in a Glass

August 28, 7:30 pm
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross

Open City Cinema is proud to present Atelier national du Manitoba's masterpiece
Kubasa in a Glass 
a collection of Winnipeg's finest examples of locally produced television commercials 
from the "golden era" of no budget television commercials, 1976-1992.

August 21, 2012

Russia - Waterways of the Czars

Join us for an Exclusive Presentation Evening to learn more about 
this Special Cruise departure. 

August 27, 6:30 pm 
Norwood Hotel - Tache Room 112 Marion Street

Please RSVP to UNIGLOBE Geo Travel

Presented by: 
Viking River Cruises 
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra 
UNIGLOBE Geo Travel 

Winnipeg’s biggest street party: Manyfest!!

September 7-9
Manyfest: All Together Downtown, is set to take over Broadway, with an anticipated crowd of 30,000-plus people!!

Community vendors and volunteers of all backgrounds are needed to round off this year’s festivities!
Vendors can participate by filling out a form online. 

Manyfest is a festival for all ages and celebrates community, arts, entertainment and healthy living beneath Broadway’s beautifully lit canopy of elm trees, from Memorial Boulevard to Main Street. 

The three-day outdoor festival will feature a Giant Movie in the Park, Lights on Broadway, Wine Festival, Big Dance on Broadway, Farmers’ and Artisans’ Markets, Ciclovia, MiniFest Kids’ Zone, Zumbathon and the Winnipeg 10 & 10 Race amongst an eclectic backdrop of local talent, musicians, artists, and buskers.

Stretches of the north side of Broadway will be closed to vehicular traffic, culminating in Ciclovia, when the street will flood with people from Main to Osborne, coming by foot, bicycle and transit. 

August 20, 2012

Manitoba Goddess Festival 2012

August 31 to September 3
Aurora Farm in St. Norbert, Manitoba
This year celebrating the Slavic Crone Goddess Baba Yaga! 
We are an all ages, family friendly dry festival. 

The Manitoba Goddess Festival is the FIRST and ONLY Goddess Festival running in all of Canada.  This non-profit arts and cultural festival celebrating the Divine Feminine kicks off Friday night with an incredible live ritual theatre performance. 

Our focus is on delivering transformative, spiritual and creative community based programming open to all people including:
Goddess Temple and Shadow Work Hut
Fire dancers, poets, bellydancers, folk and funk musicians and circus performers.
Sunday night jam and “Unleash the Wildness Within” Costume Dance Party

Workshops on contact improv, storytelling, creating rituals, aromatherapy, working with the Crone Goddess, archetypes and other topics will be given by experts in their field such as Dr. Pat Farrell of the Cultural Research Institute. 

An amazing gathering of artists, including Gaia Pente, T’ai Pu, Sacred Flames, Beauties Del Bosque and more, will be rocking it!

August 19, 2012

Sherbrook Street Festival

September 8, noon 
Sherbrook, between Wolseley and Westminster

To book a table/get involved email West Broadway Biz or call 779-4100

Family area includes performances by 
The Secondhand Pants, The Winnipeg Woof Pack, The Flaming Trolleys 

Mainstage Line Up:
2:45 pm – The Vince Tones
3:45 pm - Electric Soul
4:45 pm - Rastamils
5:45 pm - Jazz on Wheels
7 pm - Keith Dyck and the Strata Honkeys
8 pm - Cannon Bros
9 pm - Dirty Catfish Brass Band
10 pm - JD Edwards Band
11 pm - Wildfire Dance Productions 

Canzona: The Bach Motets

August 26, 7 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 61 Picardy Place 
Tickets are available in advance and through McNally Robinson - 1-800-561-1833

Canzona is pleased to present The Bach Motets as sung by B'achtet, and it's one of a kind approach to the motets of JS Bach. 
This Winnipeg based group of eight elite choral singers has invited John Wiens (originally from Morden, Manitoba) to direct them in a rendition of the motets as they are very seldom heard - one voice per part. 

With Will Bonness at the keyboard this concert promises to be a uniquely fulfilling and fascinating experience. 

August 18, 2012

Stephen La Frenie Commedia Dell' Arte Workshop

The Poor Fools Commedia presents: 
Stephen La Frenie Commedia Dell’ Arte Workshop 
August 28, 6 - 10 pm
Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Richardson Hall
Cost: $30

Please email Cory Wojcik to confirm your spots and to make payment arrangements. 
Please pay the workshop fee by Friday, Aug 24 and make cheques to Cory Wojcik.

Winnipeggers saw Stephen as the Devil in the 2012 Fringe hit The Last Man on Earth. 

The workshop deals with several of the stock characters. Students will find a stock character that suits them but will also be encouraged to find a modern reference in order to understand the stock personality. Mask presentation techniques will be taught and then students will improvise a short scenario using various comic routines.  Commedia improvisation is improvisation that circles a set plot line or theme. 

Stephen La Frenie has been performing and teaching physical theatre for over 30 years. His training includes acting. He has also studied mime with Tony Montanaro and clown with Dean Gilmour.

SNFU - What No One Wanted To Say

August 24, 8:00 pm to 2:00 am
At The Cavern, below The Toad, 112 Osborne St.
$10 at the doo

For the first time ever in print, follow SNFU as they roam across four continents, leaving a trail of furious bouncers, blown amplifiers, crooked promoters, abandoned lovers, worn-out vehicles, and broken beer bottles. 

From the mouths of bandmembers, both past and present, and from those who were there to clean up the mess and carry the gear, this is the inspirational yet difficult story of SNFU, the legendary Canadian punk band that never knew when to quit.


Trouser Mouth and Potatoes will be ripping it up before and after Chris does a reading.

August 17, 2012

Royal Canoe

August 23, 9:00 pm

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street Presents
Royal Canoe
w/ Ultra Mega
Indicator Indicator

Doors 9 pm
First Band at 10 pm
Tickets $10 adv, $15 at the door
Get your advance tickets at Music Trader, The Park Theatre or online from The Park. 

MCO: Free Concerts: Isabel Bayrakdarian

August 23 -  the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park
August 24 - The Forks under the canopy

Both concerts begin at 7:00 pm, and are about an hour long.

The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra will launch its 40th anniversary season with two free outdoor concerts, featuring Canadian soprano sensation Isabel Bayrakdarian!
MCO Music Director Anne Manson will conduct. 
Bayrakdarian will also perform at the season opening concert on September 12.

Bayrakdarian came to international fame through her performance on the soundtrack for The Lord of the Rings; she has worked with the MCO several times. In 2008, the Orchestra accompanied her on tour throughout North America, culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York that resulted in three curtain calls.

The soprano will record a new CD with the MCO. With music written and arranged by Serouj Kradjian, the repertoire for the recording is inspired by the lives, poetry and music of the trobairitz, European female troubadours of the 12th and 13th centuries. The recording will capture the colours and flavours of legendary trobairitz Ysabella, whose origins and travels are shrouded in mystery.

The concerts and recording will include Trobairitz Ysabella, a major work by Kradjian (premiered by the MCO and Bayrakdarian in 2010), along with works by Ravel and Armenian composer Sayat Nova. 

August 16, 2012

Burlesque Hall of Fame Fundraisers

Our mission is to raise funds for the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Vegas!! 

August 23, 9:30 pm to 12:30 am
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor West, Toronto 
Hosted by: The Great Canadian Wolfman 
Tickets at Helles Belles & at the door.

Great Canadian Burlesque: Hands Across the Continent

Line up includes burlesque performers, jazz singers, circus performers and 
members of the Canadian Burlesque Hall of Fame. 
Silent auction, live music and more!

August 31
The Blind Monk 918 12th Ave SW, Calgary. 
Doors are at 8:00 pm, with the first set kicking off at 9:00 pm.
$15, available at the door.
ALL proceeds go to support the Burlesque Hall of Fame!

Summer Sizzler - An evening in support of The Burlesque Hall of Fame

Master Sarah Moanies
Mistress GiGi
Roxy Floggings

Three sets, three emcees, tons of performers - a broad representation from 
Calgary's best and brightest. 

Remember: if you can't make the show but would still like to help out, 
donate through the IndiGoGo campaign!
There are great perks!!

Winnipeg Rock against Cancer

August 24
Garrick Centre, 330 Garry Street
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Show starts at 6:30 pm

Tickets in advance: SK8 Skates, Into the Music and Kustom Kulture for $20.
Tickets at the doors are $22.

A non profit benefit show for Cancer Care MB and 
Derek Komatich (our friend who is battling leukemia). 

Bands are:
Kim, Carla and Karli

August 15, 2012

send + receive: Three Solos

aceartinc., 290 McDermot Ave., 2nd floor
August 21
doors: 7 pm l concert: 7:30 pm
entry: $8

Send + receive is presenting a concert of three solo performances by 
Catherine Lamb (US), Bryan Eubanks (US) and crys cole (CA).

Canadian crys cole will perform a short solo to begin the night.  
Catherine will perform Shade/Gradation (2012) for viola and filtered oscillators. 
Bryan will perform Spectral Pattern (2012) for soprano saxophone, feedback, and digital synthesis. 

Catherine Lamb (b. 1982, Olympia, WA.) is a composer/violist exploring sound through intimate ensembles and solo work. 

Bryan Eubanks (b. 1977, WA.) is a musician focused on collaborative improvisation, 
solo musical projects, and generative sound installations. 

crys cole is a Canadian sound artist working in performance and installation. 

THIN AIR: Book Sale & Volunteers

THIN AIR annual Used Book Sale at the Forks Market
September 7 to 9

We are looking for gently used books (no magazines) for our Used Book Sale Fundraiser. 
Now you can drop them off at several Scotiabank locations! 
Or phone the office at 204-927-7323 to arrange a drop-off.

September 21 to 29.  We can't do it without you! 

Volunteers are needed for the School Stage, The Nooner, Afternoon Book Chats, Big Ideas, Mainstage, Foyer des Ecrivains, Afterwords, the Hospitality Suite, and as drivers. 

Please email Kendra or call 204-927-7324 

Travel CUTS: Me to We l Sharing Craft

August 21, 7:00 pm

Join Travel CUTS to hear about a life changing trip that you can take part in with our new partner, Me to We. 
Me to We trips are driven by the goal of creating systemic change, not only within the communities where they travel, but also for its participants. Travel CUTS is proud to give students the opportunity to learn about international development first hand and to travel with purpose. The country of focus for this presentation is Ecuador. 
Space is limited - please RSVP to Travel CUTS @ 204-269-9530 EXT 224.

August 22, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library invites all crafters - the veteran and beginner - to drop in between 7:00 - 8:30 pm to join in a casual, creative environment where you are encouraged to share your craft challenges and joys with skilled crafters from MCML. 

The featured craftspeople this evening are Julie Reitz (Polymer Clay) and Helga Schulte-Schrooer (Wet Felting).

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

McNally Robinson

Lakeside Quilt Shows

Winnipeg Beach Legion Hall
Friday August 17       12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday August 18   10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ponemah Beach Central - Art Center 
We are open to show more quilts!! 
Saturday August 18   10:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Sunday August 19     10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

August 14, 2012

Toddler Tune-Up Summer Day Camp

August 20 - 24, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts, 201 – 211 Bannatyne Avenue
Fee: $120  (Ages 3 – 5)

Gwen Allison will lead budding musicians on a musical adventure.  The half-day camp features two hours of music making with a half hour break.  Campers will be introduced to a new musical theme each day with a complementing musical craft!

Gwen Allison is a passionate music educator who also plays piano, sings, and directs a women’s choir.  Gwen became fascinated by the Orff method of teaching music to children when her own children were pre-schoolers and took Orff classes.

Contact Stephanie Strugar or Eli Terlson, (204) 943-6090

August 13, 2012

Dog Days of Summer Adoption Drive

August 19, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Best Western Pembina Inn and Suites, 1714 Pembina Hwy

A multi-rescue adoption event to be held in the back parking lot.
The parking lot backs onto the river and there is a nice walkway for the dogs!

Adoptable dogs in attendance from:
Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba
Manitoba German Shepherd Rescue
Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue
Manitoba Pug Rescue
Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue 
Manitoba Great Pyrenees Rescue
Winnipeg Animal Services
Earthdog Terrier Rescue of Manitoba

Rescues may start setting up at 11 am. 
Each will need to provide their own canopy, tables and chairs.