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July 31, 2012

The Edge Gallery: SHOW & TELL

August 6, 7:00 pm
210-611 Main Street

The Edge Gallery and Chesterfield present 
a Connecting Event Riddled with Meaning and Curiosity!

Regress back to the Days of Yore as you:
show the audience a pet or a photograph!
do some dance moves!
play a tune or hum an ode!
share a tale, fact or fiction!
perform some magic!
read from a favorite book or poem!

Everyone gets a turn, about 10 minutes each. 

SNACK POTLUCK! Bring something dessert-y.
Juice will be served.
BYODBIUW (Bring Your Own Disguised Beverage If You Want)

Come Out and present some wonderful part of Yourself or your Life.

July 30, 2012

2012 Folklorama l Free Kick-off


Free Kick-off 
August 4, 6 pm - 11 pm
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road

Take in the colourful display of ambassadors from 40+ Folklorama pavilions, feel the rhythms of cultures from around the world and experience live cultural entertainment from international and local performing groups.

Any questions, or phone 204-942-8898

check out the complete travel guide to 2012 Folklorama!!

July 28, 2012

August Music at McNally's


Handsome Vic Solo & Pretty Boy James Walzak
Friday August 3, 8:00 pm
Blues/Roots/Country

Doug G. Biggs
Saturday August 4, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Blues/Jazz/Folk

Paul Plouffe
Friday August 10, 8:00 pm
R&B/Soul/Funk

Jeanette Cansino & Wayne Zelisney
Saturday August 11, 8:00 pm
Contemporary Pop/Country

Burton Trio
Friday August 17, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Philippe Meunier
Saturday August 18, 8:00 pm
Flamenco/Jazz

Matchstalk Men
Friday August 24, 8:00 pm
Easy Listening

The Jeff King Trio
Saturday August 25, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Grace Hrabi Trio
Friday August 31, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Helen White Trio
Saturday September 1, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Paulo Borges
Friday September 7, 8:00 pm
Folk/World

Nightfall
Saturday September 8, 8:00 pm
Jazz/Blues/Swing


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

July 27, 2012

Art City Van Launch l Olaf Mooij

August 2
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial
Tickets are $10 – tickets available at Art City (or phone 775.9856)

7:00 pm - Artist Talk with renowned Dutch artist, Olaf Mooij, with Wanda Koop
Muriel Richardson Auditorium, main floor

8:00 pm - Launch Party & Unveiling 
with DJ Co-Op, hors d'oeuvres, and cash bar on the WAG rooftop

Join us to celebrate the newly acquired and transformed Art City Van!

Twelve years ago Olaf Mooij came to Art City with his wife, Ellen Dijkstra. Together they led West Broadway participants in a collaborative sculpture project, and the landmark Art City Bike Sculpture was created. 

Mooij, whose own art practice includes a series of “art cars,” is back, transforming the new Art City Van into a larger-than-life contemporary artwork on wheels!

The Art City Van is used for: 
Off-site art workshops and outreach initiatives each year, field trips, supply shopping, donation pick-ups, and grocery shopping for Art City’s daily Healthy Snack Program.

July 25, 2012

Marbles on Portage


July 31 at 12 noon
Air Canada Window Park, Portage Avenue between Carlton Street and Hargrave Street

Marbles on Portage, by Erica Swendrowski, will soon animate Portage Avenue. 

The artist sought to create a unique, playful atmosphere within Winnipeg’s historic downtown by installing 20 larger-than-life marble sculptures in planters and in the median on Portage Avenue. The 3’ and 4’6” marbles captivate the imagination of young and old alike and reveal how familiar everyday items can make life extraordinary.  The sculptures incorporate soft glowing light as well as living plants.  The diverse elements will create an atmosphere of imaginative possibilities day and night throughout all four seasons.

July 24, 2012

Slim Cessna's Auto Club w/ The Vibrating Beds


Slim Cessna’s Auto Club w/ The Vibrating Beds
Sunday July 29
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15 advance | $20 door
Tickets available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader, 
and Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store

Alternative Tentacles recording artists Slim Cessna’s Auto Club are on tour to promote their 2011 release Unentitled

Jello Biafra (former Dead Kennedys frontman) describes SCAC as the country band that would be playing the bar at the end of the world. 

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club have been described as engaging, riveting, sad and humorous; and has been branded with every musical description possible. 
After a decade of working and living as SCAC, they have created their own genre.

The songs are thoughtfully crafted with unique arrangements, executed by superb musicianship, then fully realized through intelligent lyrics. With two of the most charismatic front men around and four accomplished musicians (Wovenhand, Delta 72, 16Horsepower), SCAC is the past, present and future of American music.

Haunting and sometimes unsettling, their music takes the best of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and the high theatre to arrive at a sound that strikes at the heart of the listener. Philadelphia Weekly

July 23, 2012

SUMMER FIESTA 2


JULY 29, 10:00 pm 
OPERA ULTRALOUNGE

SUMMER FIESTA 2: King of the Dancehall
w/ DJ DOW JONES

Full Format
feat/ DJ SUGAH PRINCE

Hiphop | Dancehall | Raggaeton | Latin


#ThinkSundayThinkOpera

Tim Hus and his Travelin’ Band


July 29
River City Social Club 

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 - $20
For reservations please contact Gord at 204 803 7358

Tim Hus and his Travelin’ Band will perform Canadiana roots-country and cowboy songs.

With a voice sweeter than a Husqvarna chainsaw, a wit sharper than rusty barbed wire, 
and a list of songs longer than a Saskatchewan fence line, Stony Plain recording artist 
Tim Hus comes at his audience like a runaway rig. 

While firing off image-laden lyrics with the intensity of a western gunslinger, 
Tim’s distinctive songwriting stands as a cornerstone of authentic Canadiana.

Tim Hus recently received a 2011 Canadian Music Award for Roots Artist of the Year.  

Hus is hot off the trail from 12 weeks of touring with Canadian icon Stompin’ Tom Connors where he was heralded as “The best opening act Tom has had in his 45+ year career”. This is an opportunity for fans to hear Tim in a rare solo acoustic setting and hear some of the stories behind Tim’s travels and songs.

Often compared to Stompin’ Tom Connors as both share a deep love of Canada and write songs celebrating the uniqueness of Canada and its people.

Tim Hus is a Canadian and Albertan institution. Barry Hammond - Penguin Eggs Magazine

Gimli Film Festival l Industry Sessions


Check out the Program Line-up for the 2012 Gimli Film Festival!!!

The 5-day festival will screen over 130 features, documentaries, shorts and genre films as well as a free Rogers Cinema Under the Stars outdoor beach screening each night. Beach films include Jaws 2, E.T. and the Manitoba premiere of Marley – Kevin Macdonald’s long awaited documentary on the legendary musician, Bob Marley. 

The Gimli Film Festival takes place July 25 to 29 in Gimli, MB.

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July 26 - 27

On Screen Manitoba will partner with the Gimli Film Festival to present 

The Gimli Film Festival Industry Centre will feature a pitching workshop with Daniel Cross, lunch with Stephanie McArthur from the Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Festival as well as a 2-part panel series and multiple networking opportunities.

These sessions feature industry guests from across the country presenting engaging panels designed to challenge conventional practises and explore strategies to produce, market and showcase your film. 

Avi Federgreen (Federgreen Entertainment), Sean Cisterna (filmmaker, Moon Point), Muriel Rosilio (Farrago Media), Cam Bennett, Kim Bell (MTS Winnipeg on Demand) and Brendon Sawatzky (National Film Board of Canada) will be joining Daniel Cross and Stephanie McArthur as Industry Centre special guests.

Sam's Spiel


July 29, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Winnipeg Trolley Company presents Sam's Spiel
a new one-person play by Danny Schur
Play premieres on a moving Heritage Trolley! 

Starring Justin Schafer as Sam Lockhart

Departing from the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe, 237 McDermot at Arthur. 
$25 / ticket.   Advance tickets only. 
Contact Benjamin Gilles at 226-8687 or Danny Schur at 227-1167.

It's June 21, 1919.  Photographer Sam Lockhart wants the shot that will earn him the money to patent his revolutionary new camera.   Will the simmering Winnipeg General Strike crush his dream or provide him with an opportunity?

Travel back to 1919 as journalist of the era, as you rove the streets of Winnipeg with 
Sam Lockhart on the day that would come to be known as "Bloody Saturday". 

Enjoy lunch at the Winnipeg Free Press Cafe, prior to the performance (meal extra) 
and join Schur for an after-performance discussion. 

The Winnipeg Trolley Company heritage trolley, with its striking orange and cream 
colour-scheme, has been refurbished to resemble a Winnipeg streetcar, circa 1921.

Off the Beach & Path for Parkinsons

Jul 27, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Inn at the Forks, 75 Forks Market Road
Minimum donation is $10 per passenger and $50 per driver

Join us for an Amphicar Experience! 
Get the opportunity to ride in (or maybe even drive) an Amphicar, 
the only commercially produced amphibious automobile. 

Please help us raise money for Parkinson Society Manitoba in memory of Bryan Norton.

You can also donate online  Off the Beach & Path
The website also has a video of the Amphicar!!

Any questions: 204-470-8082

July 22, 2012

Jason Lee Norman l Werner M. Gysi


July 28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
Americas

There are 22 countries in the Americas. There are 22 stories about 22 countries you thought you knew in this book. 

In Nicaragua they keep their tears in jars. In Honduras, their prayers sound like screams. Guyana has separation anxiety. 

Jason Lee Norman received his MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester, where he learned to write properly and drink tea and eat biscuits. He now lives, eats and writes in Edmonton. Many of Jason’s other short stories have been published in online literary magazines and he is one of the organizers of an initiative known as Words With Friends. 

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July 29, 12:15 - 4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
Harmonic Farming: Bees, along with his other works

After the successful release of his first book A Family Of Six At Sea, author Werner Gysi published his second work, Harmonic Farming: Homesteading, the “Survival Bible To The Future”. It is a complete guide to a 100 mile radius diet - the produce of a sustainable self-sufficient market garden providing a rich pallet of food. 

In his third book Harmonic Farming: Bees, Werner shares 30 years of experience. The book contains very timely information, as beekeepers and the general public become interested in holistic ways to operate an apiary.

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

July 21, 2012

Winnipeg Beach Boardwalk Days


July 27 - 29
Downtown Winnipeg Beach

Our annual summer festival returns featuring a huge midway by Wonder Shows, 
an outdoor marketplace, pancake breakfast, fireworks and more.

Pancake Breakfast in support of our Fire Department 
Sunday 8 am - noon in the Rec Centre, 32 Hamilton Ave.

Wonder Shows 
Friday 5 - 11 pm 
Saturday noon - 11 pm 
Sunday noon - 5 pm

Craft & Vendor Market 
Friday 5 - 10 pm 
Saturday noon - 10 pm 
Sunday noon - 6pm

Parade starts Saturday 11 am at Prospect and Maple and makes its way downtown.
FIREWORKS Saturday at dusk!

Winnipeg Fringe: Dr Rage


Dr Rage & The Uppercuts are playing the Cube at the Fringe 
on Friday July 27 from 11 until midnight. 

It is sure to rock, don't miss it.

July 20, 2012

Artist Talk: Rosemary Scanlon


MAWA, 611 Main Street
July 26, 7:00 pm

Rosemary Scanlon, in residence July 9-31

Rosemary Scanlon works primarily in painting and drawing, but has also created installation and photographic works. 
She is currently working on a series of watercolour paintings for an exhibition at aceartinc. that will be held in November 2012.  The paintings will attempt to locate the tension between the fantasy and reality of northern life. 

Rosemary completed her MFA degree from Glasgow School of Art in 2010, and holds a BFA from Concordia University in Montréal. Her work has been presented in venues as varied as the Lesher Centre for the Arts and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

July 19, 2012

Bonnie Tulloch: Inspiring Children to Garden


July 25, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove

This is the fifth 2012 installment in McNally Robinson Booksellers and the PrairieGardenCommittee’s series of Gardening Information Talks. 

Bonnie Tulloch began with Assiniboine Park in 2003 and moved into the education department in 2006. While pursuing an Honours degree in Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba, Bonnie enjoyed fulfilling a variety of passions including interior design, art history and women’s studies.

Bonnie’s extensive horticultural experience comes from many years of gardening, as a manager at Shelmerdine Nurseries and as associate editor of the Prairie Garden annual book. She furthered her horticultural education through the University Of Guelph and Assiniboine Community College.

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

July 18, 2012

Summer Craft Activity Days


11:00 am to 3:00 pm
K – Grade 6 
Cost: Free – donations accepted
Pre-registration is not required

Drop in to the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, 1B-183 Kennedy Street, 
with your kids, on July 24 to 26!

“Craft Tool Petting Zoo”
Participants will be able to try weaving on a full-size floor loom, a smaller table loom, 
and carding and spinning sheep’s wool using a drop spindle. 

Hands-On Activities 
We will have a “hands-on” table with craft activities suitable for Kindergarten to Grade 6.   
Included will be various paper craft techniques.  

Contact: Andrea Reichert, Curator, (204) 487-6117

Geoff Berner


July 24
The River City Social Club, 175 Syndicate

The River City Social Club is proud to present the all inspiring 
Geoff Berner, THE AVENGING ANGEL OF THE KLEZMER. 
Suggested donation: ten to twenty dollars 

Please RSVP or call 803-7358. 

River City is located in Point Douglas in the heart of Winnipeg. Providing a venue with seating for 20-25, for travelling musicians looking to do a house show with all proceeds going to the musicians.

July 17, 2012

Linda Holeman: The Lost Souls of Angelkov


July 24, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
The Lost Souls of Angelkov

From one of Canada’s finest historical novelists, an intricate story of revenge, deception, love and redemption set against the turbulent social upheavals of 1860s Russia.

Linda Holeman is the author of the international bestselling historical novels The Linnet Bird, The Moonlit Cage, In a Far Country and The Saffron Gate, as well as eight other works of fiction and short fiction. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages. 
A world traveller, she grew up in Winnipeg, and now lives in Toronto and Santa Monica.

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

July 16, 2012

Animal Rescue Pet Wash


July 22, 11 am to 4 pm
Vada's Club K9 (pet styling, doggie daycare), 628 St. Anne's

Open House, BBQ and Family Day!
Bring your pets - charity pet wash and pawdicures.
Bring the kids - clowns, dogs and face paintings.
Bring an appetite - fundraising BBQ.

100% of the proceeds will go to benefit pets in no kill shelters.

Hot dogs, chips and pop only $5!!

Wash and towel dry - $20.
Pawdicures - $10.
Combos - $25.

Come out, have fun, support a good cause!!

In support of Friends Fundraising for Animal Shelters.
This registered non-profit organization supports many no-kill shelters 
in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba.

July 15, 2012

Indigenous Art l Mexican Art, Music & Cuisine l Medieval Festival


Contemporary Indigenous Art
July 19 - August 11, 2012

The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue
Gallery 1C03 

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Mexican Art, Music and Cuisine
July 21, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
La Bamba on Portage, 285 Portage Avenue

Visual Artist: Fabiola Marabotto
Music: Mariachi-Ghost

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July 28   

Tickets on sale noon to 6:00 pm 
Saturday & Sunday at the Church & Grotto In Cooks Creek 

email or call 444 - 2478 and leave your name and number.

Winnipeg Fringe: The Getaway l The Optimists


Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Ave, Alloway Hall
July 19 to 28

Written & Directed by Andrew Lizotte
Starring: Dan De Jaeger, Melanie Dahling, Quinn Greene, Tim Gray, 
              Shannon Jacques, Sam McLean

The Getaway is a look at what it means to be an adult and a parent in the style of 
Samuel Beckett and The Marx Brothers.

Stephen is a family man in the midst of a midlife crisis. 
While flying to the tropical island of San Marcos on vacation, he convinces his wife Carol 
to leave their child on the plane when it lands. 
Will Stephen and Carol finally regain control of their lives?

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Relativity Theatre presents:
The Optimists by Morwyn Brebner

The Tom Hendry Theatre, MTC Warehouse, 140 Rupert Ave. at Lily St., main entrance
July 19 to 29 

Canadian playwright Morwyn Brebner explores dysfunctional relationships in this Mamet-esque, emotionally charged dramatic comedy set in “Sin City”.  Where else would you get married at sunrise with killer hangovers and then go to Denny’s for breakfast? 

Four Canadians find themselves in a Vegas Motel room.  Two plan to wed and the other two are already married.  Who is the happier couple?

CAST: Leslie Boardman, Karl Eckstrand, Jennifer Gottwald, Martin Duke Wilson
DIRECTOR: Sandor Demeter

TICKETS: $10 General Admission / $8 Students, Seniors
PERFORMANCE on July 25 @ 3:30 pm  ** 2 FOR $10 **
Under 16 not admitted

Dragonfly Festival


July 21 & 22 

Did you know that Manitoba is home to more than 100 species of dragonflies and damselflies? 

Learn about dragonflies with our displays and presentations or participate in our 

Equipped with a net, join a Dragonfly Safari where you can catch and identify many different species of dragonflies and damselflies. 

You can also try catching dragonfly nymphs from the marsh with a net and pail. 
See them magnified on our giant screen. 

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 20 minutes north of Winnipeg on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8. 
For more information call 467-3300, Jacques Bourgeois

July 14, 2012

Winnipeg Fringe: N.C.S.I.S.N.Y.P.D. aka The Procedural l ImproVision: VooDoo Burlesque


Monkey Centurion Productions is back with 
N.C.S.I.S.N.Y.P.D. aka The Procedural
an homage to police dramas and criminal investigative shows

Starring: Dora Carroll, Alan Mackenzie, George McRobb, Gio Navarro, Robyn Pooley
Directed by: Alan Macpherson

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Muriel Richardson Auditorium, 300 Memorial Blvd


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ImproVision: VooDoo Burlesque

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Muriel Richardson Auditorium, 300 Memorial Blvd

Starring: Alan MacKenzie, George McRobb
Stage manager: Audra Lesosky

How could you possibly be any more naked on stage than being stripped of scripts and performing the dark magic known as short-form improv? 

ImproVision trots out their naughtiest bits while aroused audiences stick them with suggestions like vivacious voodoo dolls. 

Watch this two-time Best of Fest duo work their magic to conjure indecently improvised scenes for their 10th Winnipeg Fringe Festival! 

“The kings of short form improv…5 STARS” (CBC Manitoba)

Winnipeg Fringe: Illuminati 3: The End of the World


July 20 to July 29

Joseph Aragon completes his comedic trilogy with a bang... 
so to speak...

Tom Hendry Theatre at the MTC Warehouse, 140 Rupert Ave. at Lily St.
Wheelchair accessible.  Air conditioned.

"LIKE" the Kiss the Giraffe Productions Page for a chance to WIN TICKETS! 

July 13, 2012

Winnipeg Fringe: "Matt & Ben" l The Insomniac's Tenant


Alloway Hall at the Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue
air conditioned and wheelchair accessible
July 19 to 28 at 3:30pm

Bananafish Theatre is proud to present:
Matt & Ben
by Mindy Kaling (NBC's The Office) & Brenda Withers

Starring: Kristen Einarson as Matt Damon and Tori Popp as Ben Affleck
Directed by Frances Koncan

Two best friends, background actors in Field of Dreams, decide to write a screenplay, 
star in their own hit movie and win an Oscar for their troubles. 
But what is the true story behind the success of Good Will Hunting?

The sold-out 2003 New York Fringe Festival hit traces the unknown story.

Tickets: $10
Discount Tickets: $8 - Matinees, Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under), Equity members, 
Fringe performers, and Fans of "School Ties"

Warnings: Language

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The Insomniac's Tenant 

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Muriel Richardson Auditorium, 300 Memorial Blvd
Thursday, July 19 - 12:00 pm (2 for $10 show)

Written by Alison Vargo & Chris Sabel
Directed by Alison Vargo
Performed by Chris Sabel

A reclusive apartment superintendent finds his life altered after letting a charismatic yet mysterious tenant into his life. 

Combining elements of storytelling, mystery, black humour, and a touch of the surreal, The Insomniac's Tenant is a one-person show that follows the sleep-deprived caretaker 
in his search to unravel the bizarre secrets surrounding his eccentric tenant. 
This journey leads him into an increasingly strange world where the boundary between dreams and reality blur.

Winnipeg Fringe: The Big Stupid Improv Show l Against The Wall


WAG Muriel Richardson Auditorium, 300 Memorial Blvd.
July 18 to 28 

Crumbs' The Big Stupid Improv Show returns with the best Fringe performers 
improvising a show!


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Against The Wall 

Son of Warehouse, 140 Rupert Ave, side entrance

Written by three-time Best of Fest winner Primrose Madayag Knazan 
Cast and Crew: Adam Jennings, Michael Hancharyk, Christine Reinfort, Spenser Payne
Stage Manager: Sheena Sanderson
Presented by Queer Media Group
Prairie Q Productions

"Meet me at the beginning..."
Ash escaped into the world of CC Bloom, while Steve escaped on the field. They came from two different worlds, but longed for the same thing... Her words changed them. 

*mature subject matter & language*

Winnipeg Fringe: Vern Thiessen: THE COURIER l BACK TO BERLIN


Internationally-acclaimed, G-G winning, Winnipeg-born playwright Vern Thiessen returns to the Fringe with two plays written twenty-five years apart but linked by character, place and the themes of war and memory.

July 18 to July 28
The Rory Runnels Studio, 100 Arthur St.

THE COURIER
Starring Toby Hughes
Stage managed by Daniel Thau-Eleff
Produced by Who Knows Productions


THE COURIER, the first play Thiessen wrote, premiered in 1987.  Thiessen celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Fringe by directing Winnipeg’s rising star Toby Hughes in a special remount of the play. 

Set in Berlin in 1945, it tells the story of a young messenger in Hitler's army who must decide: open a restricted letter and face truth or remain ignorant and risk death. 

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BACK TO BERLIN
Stage managed by Daniel Thau-Eleff
Produced by Death & Taxes Theatre

Fifty years after the end of the war, a middle-aged man returns to Berlin with his father, who had been a courier in Hitler’s army. 
A fast paced, funny and poignant one-man show, it explores father/son relationships, family secrets, and how history can play tricks on our memory. 

Support provided by Manitoba Arts Council and the Manitoba Association of Playwrights.


July 12, 2012

Winnipeg Fringe: Almost an Evening l Lungs


Almost an Evening
July 18 to July 28
MTC Warehouse, 140 Rupert Avenue, The Tom Hendry Warehouse

Written by Ethan Coen
Starring - Claire Morrison, James Firby, Murat Ates, William O’Donnell, William Jordan, Kevin Houle, Liz Madden
Directed by Knorman
Tech Wizardry by Matt Gillies
Poster Design by James Van Niekerk

It’s full steam ahead for Naughty Sailboat EMTC (“Kafka in Love” 4 STARS, “August Strindberg’s Flying Circus” 4 STARS) as they mount a series of short plays written by Academy Award winner Ethan Coen, co-creator of Fargo, Oh Brother Where Art Thou 
and The Big Lebowski.

Duelling gods, bungled espionage and oddly existential waiting rooms blend into a darkly hilarious almost evening that will leave urbane theatre goers happily hungry.

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LUNGS
July 18 to 29
Absurd Machine Studios, 74 Princess Street
Written by Duncan Macmillan 
Directed by Rod Beilfuss
Assistant Directed by Megan Herkert
Featuring: Derek Leenhouts & Mel Marginet
Stage Management: Trevor Harper

Giving birth to a baby. The hope of our species. The expression of a couple's love. 
And 10,000 tonnes of CO2.

Join Theatre by the River for the Canadian premiere of Duncan Macmillan's razor-sharp, visceral look inside a hip modern couple's hope and hell.


Heather Kozak


July 18, 7:00 pm
St. Andrews River Heights United Church, 255 Oak Street
Admission by donation

Heather Kozak will be giving a goodbye concert.
She was recently accepted to the highly competitive, internationally-acclaimed 
Glenn Gould School in Toronto and awarded a two-year scholarship worth $80,000.

The St. Vital resident will be accompanied by Cary Denby at SARHUC. 

As Heather has been involved with SARHUC's various choirs for many years, all proceeds will be donated to the church's shelter project, Siloam Mission and Save Our Seine.

Heather is also a mezzo-soprano who sang O Canada at Canstar Day at the Races at Assiniboia Downs on July 1.  

She also won the Rose Bowl for top senior vocalist at the Winnipeg Music Festival in 2006, and performed in The Sound of Music at Rainbow Stage in 2007.

Winnipeg Fringe: The Tracey Fragments l Lulu


The Tracey Fragments
July 18 to July 29
140 Rupert Ave

Directed by Debbie Patterson
With Arthur MacKinnon and Gislina Patterson
Stage Manager/Puppet Master: Leah Borchert

Fifteen-year-old Tracey Berkowitz is naked under a shower curtain at the back of the bus, looking for her little brother who she turned into a dog.

"...an eerie glimpse of a raging adolescent psyche...a cohesive portrait of a teenager on the verge of imploding" - Publishers Weekly

Based on the novel The Tracey Fragments by Maureen Medved, published by House of Anansi Press 


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Lulu: A Monster Tragedy
July 18 to July 29
Absurd Machine Studios, 300-72 Princess Street

Directed by Kevin Klassen
Featuring Andrew Cecon, Alicia Johnston, Rob McLaughlin, Brian Richardson 
& Charlene Van Buekenhout

Wed July 18 6:30pm performance * 2 for $10 *

Winnipeg Fringe: Fresher, The Musical


Prairie Theatre Exchange, Unit Y300-393 Portage Avenue
July 18 - 29

Directed by Colin Peterson
Choreographer - Stephanie Sy
Musical Director - Phil Corrin
Produced by Winnipeg Studio Theatre
Featuring: 
Nelson Betencourt, Lisa Durupt, Darren Martens, Adam Hurtig & Mallory Schelenberg

Fresher, a new pop/rock musical that took Edinburgh by storm, is being presented this summer at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. 
This winner of Best New Musical at the MTM:UK Awards, follows five freshmen students as they embark on their first year of university. Awkward drinking games, convoluted love triangles and raging hormones await the students as they negotiate the minefield of first impressions at school. 

This amazing new score with witty humour and an incredible young triple-threat cast make this musical a charmer for anyone who is in university or anyone who went to university. A story that both resonates and entertains.

Ghost Town, Manitoba


Frame Arts Warehouse
Jul. 18
Doors 8:15 | Show 9:00
$7

Zombifyus (Sask.)
Atomic Don and the Black Sunrise (Wpg.)

co-presentation with UMFM

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Frame Arts Warehouse
Fri., Jul. 20
Doors 8:15 | Show 9:00
$7

& guests tba

July 11, 2012

Monica Hofer l Frederic M. Perrin


July 18, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Heal My Broken Heart: How One Mother Found Comfort and Healing 
After the Loss of Her Child

Heal My Broken Heart is a riveting account of recovery from devastating loss that reaches deep into a mother’s aching heart and soul. 

Her story has been described by readers as both “one long, anguished scream” and “a warm blanket.” Monica Hofer's poems carried and consoled her through each stage of grief.  She has laboured to write a story about her pain and recovery.  Her impactful memoir is sweeping the country and changing readers in quiet yet profound ways. 
Monica lives and works in Winnipeg with her husband, Isaac, and son, Matt. 

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July 19, 7:30 pm in the Atrium
Jordan Wilde: The Devil’s Hoof Prints 
Rafi’s Song and The Stones of Erebus: Second Edition.

Only fourteen-year-old art detective Jordan Wilde knows the location of Blackbeard’s buried treasure. The Brethren want what’s in Jordan’s head or Jordan dead. Jordan finds himself surrounded by danger, treachery, murder and a mysterious head flame. 

About Rafi’s Song... When Rafiatu Malawi meets four unexpected visitors she takes the first step into an adventure that will either save or destroy all life on Earth. Venturing from her home into a world of myth and monsters, hope and fear, Rafi discovers true love, wisdom and courage are found in the most unlikely places. 

Frederic Perrin was born in Toronto where he developed an early passion for writing fiction and poetry, acquiring his degree at the University of Toronto. 

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

July 10, 2012

OPEN CITY CINEMA: EVERYTHING'S IN 3-D NOW


July 17, 7:30 pm
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross Avenue
DOORS @ 7:30 / SHOW @ 8:00 
ONLY $5 / KEEP THE GLASSES

FILM AND VIDEO ART FROM WINNIPEG AND PLACES REMOTE
IN DAZZLING CHROMADEPTH 3-D

WORK BY:
USAMA ALSHAIBI
IAN CAMPBELL
JO DERY
CLINT ENNS
SCOTT FITZPATRICK
LES KLASSEN
CHRISTINE LUCY LATIMER
JODIE MACK
MIKE MARYNIUK
WENDY MORGAN
HEIDI PHILLIPS
FRANK POLLARD
MATTHEW RANKIN
MICHAEL ROBINSON
ANDREW ROSINSKI
BEN RUSSELL
LILLIAN SCHWARTZ
RYAN SIMMONS