May 30, 2013

Music at Grant Park - June 2013 l Bill Wright & Dave Craig l Nick Saul l Azamara Club Cruises l Matt Voyno & Roshan Hoover l Father's Day Breakfast l McNally's Book Club

Casimiro Nhussi
June 2, 2:00 pm in the Atrium. Free live musical performance.

Born in Mozambique, Africa, he has been a dance professional since 1982. Starting his career as dancer, Casimiro then became the principal dancer, and then the Artistic Director of the Mozambique National Song and Dance Company. Currently Casimiro is the Artistic Director and Founder of NAfro Dance Productions. 

He is leader of the Kalahari drumming group, and the NAfro Band as well being a member of Bafana drumming group, the Million Civilian Band and Afri-Can Band. He was commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada to compose music for the animated short "Mind Me Good Now". Casimiro was nominated for the 2010 Western Canadian Music awards for his first CD Makonde. IHe has performed at numerous festivals including the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Friday Series.

DB Blues 
Friday June 7, 8:00 pm

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday June 8, 8:00 pm

Bill Hamilton
Friday June 14, 8:00 pm

Saturday June 15, 8:00 pm

Brian Chipney Trio
Friday June 21, 8:00 pm

Mark Freed & Radovan Radulovicz
Friday June 28, 8:00 pm

Keith Price
Saturday June 29, 8:00 pm

June 6, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
300 Years of Beer: An Illustrated History of Brewing in Manitoba

With over 400 colour illustrations of rare beer labels, retro bottles and ads dating back as far as the 1870s, 300 Years of Beer chronicles the days when beer barons like Patrick Shea and E.L. Drewry ruled over an industry all the way to the modern day microbrewer!

Bill Wright and Dave Craig are beer geeks who live in Winnipeg.

June 6, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement

Nick Saul will share stories from his 14 years at The Stop, a progressive food organization that uses good food to build health, hope and community, and that has inspired a movement of Community Food Centres.  He is a recipient of the Jane Jacobs Prize and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. He is now president and CEO of Community Food Centres Canada. 

June 6, 7:00 pm in the Community Classroom
Deluxe Cruises Travel Presentation (from August 20 to September 27, 2014)

Food and Wine Lovers, experience a 14 day cruise from Southampton to Lisbon, while you explore the French and Portuguese country sides. If you want to visit many ports of call select a 7 or 14 day Mediterranean “Odyssey” from Barcelona to Monte Carlo and on to the Amalfi Coast.  RSVP to Muriel Jamieson, Travel Consultant for Expedia by phone: 
Office 204 224 7447; Cell 204 997 0432

June 8, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
The New Rockstar Philosophy: A Guerrilla Blueprint for Digitally Conscious Artists

Matt Voyno and Roshan Hoover bring their award winning e-book to paper book format. From budding musician to road tested journeyman; from songwriter to band leader to publicist to producer, all will get value from the straight talk on how to build your brand. 

Father & Child Pirate Party - Father's Day 
June 9, 9:30 am in Prairie Ink Restaurant 

Aaarrrrrrr! Our annual Salty Sea-dog 'n Child scurvy pirate parrrty be comin' up 'n tickets be available now at the Prairie Ink galley. 
Dress like a scurvy pirate, speak like a scurvy pirate, put grub in me gullet like a scurvy pirate! Spy wit' ye eye ye thar! 

Our annual Father & Child Pirate Party (Moms welcome too!) is coming up and tickets are available now. 
Come and dress like a pirate, talk like a pirate, and eat like a pirate! 
Tickets are $20 plus tax and gratuity. 
Call 204-975-2659 or visit Prairie Ink Restaurant.

Joanne Kelly’s SHAW TV Book Club
June 25, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

In Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred, Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. 
Call 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

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

May 29, 2013

THIN AIR Used Book Sale l Makers Market l Working Class l ZINE and DIY FEST l Jenny Berkel & Lyzie Burt l Mennonite Girls Can Cook l Velvet Plume

THIN AIR Used Book Sale

June 14 to June 16
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road


June Makers Market · By Winnipeg Makers Market
June 7, 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Every First Friday of the Month
Hand Made Items / Busking All Evening / Food Vendors
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
318 Ross Ave. (Frame Arts Warehouse)

A Monthly Market to help you BUY LOCAL!  If you care about Conscious Communities, Sustainable Living and supporting your local arts, then this Market is for you. 

Mennonite Girls Can Cook - Celebrations Book Signing

June 6, 6:00 - 8:00 pm by the Cash Desk, McNally Robinson, Grant Park, Winnipeg
Meet contributors Charlotte Penner, Betty Reimer, Lovella Schellenberg, Bev Klassen, Ellen Bayles, Julie Klassen and Marg Bartel, all of whom will be signing books by the cash desk.
Join us for dinner at Prairie Ink Restaurant and try out some specials from the book.

Steinbach - Ten Thousand Villages
June 7, 3 pm - 5 pm

Winnipeg - 963 Henderson Hwy.
June 8, 11 am - 1 pm

Winnipeg - 134 Plaza Drive
June 8, 3 pm - 5 pm

Bring your own or purchase one of the cookbooks in our store.
The first year of royalties from the sales of Celebrations will go to WASH, an MCC program dedicated to provide clean drinking water in Africa.

Each of the 118 recipes found in Celebrations are traditional, family favourites made in honour of a specific celebration, from baby showers and weddings to the holidays and celebrations of life. Filled with personal family stories and beautiful photos, it contains much more than recipes - something that the ladies’ thousands of faithful blog followers appreciate.

Working Class
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
June 7, 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm

A collaborative series of paint and film prints by Robert Klein and Warren Humeny

The Rose n' Bee Pub, 61 Sherbrook St
June 7, 9:00 pm l Music at 10:00 pm 
Door admission $ 7

Jenny Berkel's long awaited arrival back in Winnipeg, fresh off a European tour, and just before heading into a string of festivals with David Simard.  Jenny is accompanied by Julian Bradford.  Extra special guest is the beautiful, heartbreaking Lyzie Burt.

The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
June 8 and 9 , 12 - 6 pm both days
Also showing is Warren Humeny's exhibit during this time!

zines, art, comics, crafts... 
local music and free crafts
ACCEPTING applications (tables are $10 for half a table for both days)
send an email or call (204) 880 0771


June 8 at 11:00 am until June 9 at 7:00 pm

Come for a sneak peek at our Summer Collection...before we hit our festival and show tour!
Try on clothes in the comfort of our studio!

May 28, 2013

30 Years of Video Pool l Yes We Mystic w/ The Burning Kettles l Erin Josephson-Laidlaw & Natalie Baird w/ Claire Morrison

June 4, 7:00 pm, reception to follow
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 100 Arthur Street

A series of 4 screenings looking back at work from Video Pool's historic video collection.
Curated by: Daniel Barrow, Tom Kohut, Alex Poruchnyk and Jenny Western
Alex Poruchnyk's selections will be shown in the first of this series.

June 5, 8:00 pm
Exchange Community Church, 75 Albert Street, (south of McDermot)
Tickets $8 at the door.

Before heading off, Yes We Mystic will celebrate by sharing their brand of indie-folk to the folks back home.  Joining them will be talented local indie-rockers The Burning Kettles.

June 6, 8:00 pm
Bistro 7 1/4 lounge, 725 Osborne Street

Come for Synonym's third show featuring the beautiful Erin Josephson-Laidlaw and Natalie Baird, filling the walls of the Bistro 7 1/4 with the work of these two women.
All pieces are for sale as well.
We have the sensual, smoky, strong vocals of Claire Morrison at 8:30 pm.
Mix that with some drink specials, food and friends surrounding you.

May 27, 2013

Miriam Rudolph l Donn Short l Glenn Buhr

June 3, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Small Works Gallery Opening showing Narratives of Home and Farewell

Miriam Rudolph was born and raised in Paraguay, South America. In 2003 she moved to Winnipeg to study Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba. She makes prints at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking. She has shown her work in Asunción-Paraguay, at the International Print Center New York, in Washington D.C., at Martha Street Studio - Winnipeg, in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. Her work will also be shown in two international printmaking exhibitions in Alijó – Portugal.

June 4, 7:30 pm in the Atrium
Don’t Be So Gay!: Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe

Drawing on interviews with queer youth and their allies, Short concludes that current legislation is more responsive than proactive. Moreover, cultural influences and peer pressure may be more powerful. Exploring how students’ own experiences and definitions of safety might translate into policy reform, this book offers a fresh perspective. 

Donn Short is an assistant professor of law at Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba and the founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Human Rights.

June 5, 7:30 pm in the Atrium
Our Native Song: Essays on Music, presented as part of our Meet the Composer series

These essays explore the idea that all music, even European classical music, is folk music. The author compares countries with successful musical legacies to countries, like Canada, who are only just emerging with a musical voice of their own. 

Glenn Buhr is a composer, music curator/producer, band leader, pianist/guitarist and song-writer. In the mid-1980’s the Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras first championed his works, and in the mid-90’s he was front man of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival. He has performed in concert halls, clubs, folk and jazz festivals all across Canada. He has also composed scores for film and theatre, and has collaborated on several ballet and contemporary dance projects. 

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

May 26, 2013

HeART for Rachels' House of Hope l About Spectacle

HeART: Art Show for Rachels' House of Hope
June 1, 3:00 - 5:00 pm in the afternoon, and also at 8:00 pm - midnight
The Edge Village and Gallery,611 Main street
Tickets are $10 at the door.

You are invited to the heART exhibition of local talent in support of 
Rachel's House of Hope, a restoration house for women who are homeless 
or who have been sexually-exploited and are starting a new life. 
This event will include many art pieces available for purchase.
Refreshments and music.  
Lia at 204-997-0243 or Dustin at 204-391-2201 for more information, 
or if you'd like to participate in this event. 

“How to Think... About Spectacle” with Glen Johnson
June 1, 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Atomic Centre, 167 Logan Avenue
Admission is Free.  Arrive early to see the exhibition.

A Total Spectacle, in partnership with Central Canadian Centre for Performance, is pleased to present “About Spectacle”, the first lecture in a new series by Glen Johnson titled, “How to Think”.

Glen Johnson is a Winnipeg-based writer, installation and performance artist. In 2011 he created the Artistic Licence Bureau for the Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts. He has exhibited and/or performed at aceartinc, The Annex, Atomic Centre, Gallery 803, Gallery 1C03, Mount Saint Vincent University, The National Gallery of Canada, The Tallest Poppy, Videopool Media Arts Centre and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

May 25, 2013

Winnipeg Dyke March 2013 l GENDER BLENDER Dance l Queer Pride Party

June 1
Gather at 2:00 pm, March at 3:00 pm
River Osborne Community Centre, 101 Pembina Hwy
It is a FREE, all-ages event! 

The Peg's annual, women-focused, INCLUSIVE demonstration of the presence, strength, and solidarity of queers and allies!
Come out, rain or shine, and celebrate lesbian/dyke/queer culture!!
Grab your bikes! Lace up your boots! Bring your strollers, wagons, and pets!  

Follow us on twitter: @WpgDykeMarch
And tag us!: #WDM2013

June 1 
The University of Winnipeg - Bulman Center
Doors open at 7 PM and the event runs till 10PM 
THIS EVENT IS BY DONATION - no one turned away due to lack of funds!

Check out this ALL AGES youth dance party at the U of W right after the march!
Come and celebrate YOUR pride at this all ages, youth focused, dry dance party! 
Dance to your favourite music being played by YOUTH DJ's and their guests!
There will be snacks, the music will be great, so bring your selves out and celebrate! 

The 5th Annual Queer Pride Party

June 2, 9:00 pm until 3:00 am
The Windsor Hotel - Blues Bar, 187 Garry Street
$5.00 or PWYC at the DOOR
Bring your ID 18+ please

We are super stoked to offer this event for its 5th year! 
Dance to your favourite QueerView DJ's spinning all kinds of music - alternative, 80's, 90's, indie, hip hop, homo-electro and dance anthems!

May 24, 2013

MAWA's Clothing Grab l Ghost Twin / Rob Crooks / DJBeekeeni / A Lion in Your Lap

MAWA, 611 Main Street
May 31, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm

Clothing Grab! all you can carry!
Tickets: $10, available in advance (at MAWA) and at the door

You can walk away with as many clothes as you can carry (or wear). 
Don’t forget your shopping bags! 
Dance to the tunes of DJ Mama Cutsworth while you browse. 
Children’s clothing will be included as well.

MAWA is accepting clean, gently used women’s and children’s clothing, 
during office hours, Tuesday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, to May 31. 
After the swap, all remaining articles will be donated to the North End Women’s Centre. 
Proceeds from the event will support MAWA’s legacy fund. 

Ghost Twin // Rob Crooks // DJBeekeeni // A Lion in Your Lap
Royal Albert Arms Hotel, 48 Albert Street
May 31 Doors: 9PM l Bands: 10PM l $5 

Synths take over the Albert.....
Featuring Stéphane Oystryk 
and Scott Ellenberger (Mahogany Frog, Field, Dust Adam Dust)
with DAMIEN FERLAND DJing between sets!

May 22, 2013

March Against Monsanto l Men Against Violence l Fundraisers for Border Collies and Manitoba Mutts

The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, under the canopy @ the Forks Market
May 25, 1:00 pm

Marches are being planned on six continents, in 36 countries; events will occur simultaneously.
Join us as we protest Monsanto by eating organic, non-GMO food on their front lawn.
Bring potluck style food, water and SIGNS!
Remember, we are in a (semi) public place not targeting anyone there.
More demonstration, less protest.

Full press release and Planning

Engaging Men Against Violence
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 185 Young Street
May 28, 5:30 pm

Come lend your voice and help us shape the Engaging Men program that will be at BNC this fall. This program is for young men aged 15-24 to look at how they can speak up against violence in their communities.

Come share your observations, concerns and ideas for change.

COMMUNITY FEAST PROVIDED with vegetarian/vegan option.

Hartmont Candle Company Fundraiser
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7- 975 Thomas Ave
May 25, 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

The Hartmont Candle Company is locally owned. Katie Powell, a brand new consultant, is launching her new venture by hosting a fundraiser for Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue!
10% of ALL sales will be donated to HHBCR!!!

Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue - Bud/Spud/Steak Fundraiser
May 31, 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Canad Inns Polo Park Hotel, 1405 St. Matthews Ave

$15.00 per ticket, $10 supporter tickets are available
*18 plus event
Silent auction and 50/50 on site!

3 menu options (steak, chicken or veggie) Please request at time of purchase, or it will be a steak!  Menu includes a main option, choice of vegetables, garlic toast, caesar salad and fried mushrooms, and a beverage: Cold beer, 1 oz. shot or a pop/juice.

Tickets for sale by:
Mallory Fleming, 204-801-4031 or Caitlin Doucette
Tickets can be purchased via paypal payments; we will mail the purchased tickets.
After paying via paypal, email Mallory with an address to confirm payment/mail out.

ADOPTION FAIR: Party in Kilcona Dog Park
By Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue
June 1, 11:00 am until 3:00 pm (Rain date - June 8)

Kilcona Dog Park has invited us to attend their annual party in the park!

The WAVE: Interlake Artists' Studio Tour 2013 l Darrin Rose

June 8 and 9, August 31 and September 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Park Theatre, 698 Osborne  
May 31

Match Game host, Mr. D star, and award-winning comedian Darrin Rose hits the road with his Still Chasing Manhood tour! 
GQ magazine calls him "one of the hottest comedians in Canada right now.”  He is a four-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee, a favourite at the Just For Laughs festival, and a regular on MuchMusic’s Video On Trial. 

See why Rose has wowed audiences in Las Vegas, Europe and throughout Canada! 

May 20, 2013

The Secondhandpants Science-Folktion Send-Off l Not Enough Fest

The Secondhandpants Science-Folktion Send-Off!
Gas Station Theatre, 445 River Avenue
June 9, 7:30 pm
$10 in advance ($12 at the door)

Wyll Maynard has finally made contact with his adopted planet.
Witness Dr. Professor Mallomar Garfield as he unveils his newest invention! Weep as Space Robot sings his latest love-sick lament! Watch Rocket John amaze you with his heroic antics! Plus surprises, special guests, theatrical hijinks, and robot dance-offs! 
The Science-Folktion Jukebox Sideshow might just make an appearance at the show.

Tickets will be sold at Music Trader and Into the Music

Negative Space, 253 Princess Street

Not Enough Fest is an initiative to support more women, queer, non-binary, and trans people getting involved in music. Negative Space will provide access to a practice space and instruments throughout May and June, and will be the location for the final show on June 22.

Contact Negative Space or Not Enough Fest for more information.

Featuring: The Gunness, Ghost Hole and Mulligrub

Panel discussion at 9:30 pm with:
Anastasia Chipelski
Alana Mercer
Erica Jacobson
Jenna Diubaldo
Marie-France Hollier
Candice Moonhawk

May 19, 2013

TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival 2013

FREE Opening Weekend
June 13 - 16
Old Market Square

FREE Jazz Winnipeg: Jazz for Lunch
June 14 - 21
Old Market Square

FREE TD Jazz Labs
June 17 - 21
5:30 pm
Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts

Club Series
June 17 - 22
Various Venues

1. SUPER PASS: $200
2. CLUB PASS: $80

Each show is also individually-priced, with advance prices ranging from $10 to $75.50.
Tickets are on sale at the Jazz Winnipeg office, 007-100 Arthur St., 
or by phone at 204-989-4656.
Monday to Friday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm l Saturday - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Centennial Concert Hall and Burton Cummings shows' tickets also at Ticketmaster.

May 17, 2013

Kidsfest l WSO: Peter and the Wolf and Green Eggs and Ham l FREE WSO Concerts

31st Annual Kidsfest
June 6 - 9, at The Forks

Where else do you get to see circus acts, high strung acrobatics, comic daredevils, pure artistry and foolishness – plus unique musical performances by international artists?

Kidsfest is a great mix of music, education, entertainment, and comedy. Several “must-see” acts are Step Afrika, The Mat Velvet & Charlie Show, Eric Litwin (Author of four Pete the Cat picture books), The Kamikaze Fireflies, Splash’N Boots, Grand Dérangement and of course, Fred Penner.

Discounted advance tickets are available at all Winnipeg Safeway locations.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2:00 pm -BUY NOW

Richard Lee, conductor
Michael Boudewyns and Sara Valentine, performers
Kimberly Schroeder, soprano

Peter and the Wolf and Dr. Seuss's beloved children's classic Green Eggs and Ham

Two great children's classics performed by vaudeville-inspired actors telling tales through music, mime, comedy and narration. 

Listen to: Peter and the Wolf

Begin at 1:00 pm
Children can participate in musical activities such as crafts, rhythm ensembles and round-singing. They can visit the Conducting Station or visit the Instrument Petting Zoo.


There's nothing better than enjoying a concert outside in the summer!
Pack a picnic, bring your friends and family, and have a great time!

JUNE 28, 7:30 pm - FREE CONCERT

JUNE 29, 7:00 pm - FREE CONCERT

JULY 1, 10:00 pm - FREE CONCERT

Click here for concert programs

May 15, 2013

Leo Umphrey l Colleen Zacharias l FictionKNITstas! l Jail Baby

May 27, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Just Like Nanna Used to Make

In southern Italy, in the region of Calabria, where the mountains reach the sky and the land touches the sea; where food and culture are rich in love like the people who prepare the food. The mountains and the sea produce the food and flavours which awaken the soul and heart of any Italian. This book celebrates the traditional cooking of southern Italy, and the prettiest village in Calabria, called Miglierina just outside Cantazro. 
As Nanna used to say, "Cooking with love is the way to your family heart". 

Leo Umphrey is a graduate of Culinary Arts at Okanogan University College, who has worked at various restaurants and resorts and now resides in Winnipeg.  
This cook book is dedicated to Carol Pallone, his mother-in-law.  

May 29, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Gardening Talk on Phlox: Annual and Perennial

Colleen Zacharias is a Master Gardener and Certified Prairie Horticulturalist. She is Co-chair of The Prairie Garden, Manitoba Master Gardener Association, and Gardening Saturday Tradeshow and is the gardening columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press. 

Colleen will be discussing the many Phlox varieties available for Prairie Gardens, new perennials for summer bloom and annuals that make great additions to containers or fillers in flower beds.

May 31, 7:00 pm in the Atrium 

The Spring 2013 FictionKNITstas include Lisa Bird-Wilson, Nicole Dixon, Dora Dueck and Faith Johnston.  Your host for the evening is the incomparable Charlene Diehl, writer, editor, performer, director of the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, and the author of Out of Grief, Singing.  

Established in 2006, FICTIONistas is a national book tour organized by Canadian independent publishers. The tour annually showcases the best of Canadian women writers. This year, each author has been paired up with a knitter who has created a garment in response to the book. Each author will model a hand-knitted garment or accessory that relates somehow to her book.

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

May 16 - 26, 2013
University of Winnipeg Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
Sarasvàti Productions presents:
Jail Baby
By Hope McIntyre and Cairn Moore

After years of working with the Elizabeth Fry Society, conducting research and facilitating drama sessions with incarcerated women we are excited to share the Jail Baby with audiences.
In this powerful new play, hilarious parody is interspersed with the harsh reality of the cycle of incarceration. This striking new play was workshopped at FemFest in 2011 and received overwhelming support.
We will also be hosting panels after selected performances in order to hear from former offenders, community organizations, victims’ groups and those who work in the system.

Tickets and updates on our panels can be found on our website.

May 14, 2013

Craig Street Cats' Kitten Baby Shower l Lobby Hero l Night for the Congo l Draw the line - Skate4Cancer

Craig Street Cats, 489 Madison St.
May 24: 5 to 8 pm 
May 25 & 26: 1 to 5 pm

Wow, it's been a whole year since we opened our adoption centre! 
Please help us celebrate with a 3 day birthday party. 
On day 3 we will be having a baby shower for all of the kittens we will rescue this year.

The barbeque will be going all weekend, and we'll be serving birthday cake and beverages. 
There will be amazing silent auction baskets, and too much cute to handle.

Baby Shower Gift Requests:
Kitten Formula (KMR, Nutrience, etc.)
Canned Kitten Food (Performatrin, Wellness, etc.)
Dry Kitten Food (Royal Canin, Wellness, Nutram, etc.)
Kitchen Scales (digital up to 10 lb)
Feeding syringes (10 & 20 ml)
Corn Syrup
Pedialite (unflavored)
Polysporin eye ointment
Disposable gloves
L-lysine powder
Digital rectal thermometers 
Extra-large cardboard boxes
Medium and small litter pans
Fleece blankets
2 oz squirt bottles (
Old style heating pads (the kind that don't shut off after a couple of hours)

The Forest Nickerson Theatre (Manitoba Center for the Deaf), 285 Pembina Highway
Call (204) 452-4791 for reservations.
May 22, 23 24 - 8 pm
May 25 - 2 pm AND 8 pm
May 26 - 2 pm 

Lobby Hero, by Kenneth Lonergan, tells the story of Jeff, a luckless young security guard trying to get his life together after being thrown out of the navy. Jeff is drawn into a local murder investigation involving his supervisor, and a rookie policewoman who is in over her head with her hero-cop partner.
It was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play.

Directed by George Toles
Justin Fry - Bill
Stephanie Moroz - Dawn
Ray Strachan - William
Thomas Toles - Jeff

The West End Cultural Center
May 25 - Doors at 6:15 pm | Show at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $15
At Into the Music, The West End Cultural Center, and The Seven Oaks Met School

All money raised will go to Doctors without Borders who are currently operating hospitals in the Congo.

Sons of York combine the soulful grit of The Black Keys, Everly Brothers harmonies, Springsteen-like honesty and the brit brashness of The Who. Their EP "NYC Demos" is available on iTunes.

Renée Lamoureux has released five albums with her band Keith and Renée and recently completed her debut album, I Fall For You.

Anne-Marie Williot writes original songs in French and English while wielding a guitar, accordion, or flute.

The crisis in the Congo has already taken an estimated six million lives. As Canadians, we play an integral role in fueling this conflict as 75% of the world’s mining companies are registered in Canada.  By raising awareness for this issue, we hope to bring to light this human catastrophe and see change at a federal government level. Please come out and support this worthy cause.

Draw the line - Skate4Cancer Art Fundraiser
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
May 30, 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
No cover

There'll be tons of great pieces by Blair Kroeker, Shouresh Jalili and many other local artists.  We'll also have a table set up with S4C merchandise.
All proceeds go directly to skate4cancer!

May 13, 2013

1st Break Film Festival 2013

May 24, 7:00 pm

Our focus is on independently produced and financed short films made by emerging Manitoban filmmakers.  We are very excited about the festival and we hope that everyone comes out to watch some great short films by local emerging filmmakers!

The Edge Gallery, 611 Main Street:
Panel 1: A Guide to Finding Film Funding and Running the Film Festival Circuit
2:00 PM May 25, 60 minutes 

Panel 2: Actors and Filmmakers: The Working Relationship
3:30 pm May 25, 60 minutes 

May 24 7:00 pm at The Edge Gallery, 611 Main Street

Hi My Name is Milos - 9 min. by Fabian Velasco
Electromagnetic Soft Jazz - 1:30 min. by Lansing Robertson
A la Carte by Jocelyne Le Leannec
Demetra "Lone Migration" by Camren Friesen
Living in Harmony - Hutterites in Manitoba by Katy Slimmon
In My Arms by Luke Roach
Homegrown: Max Poulin by Camren Friesen 
Pas Deux by Scott Leroux
Plasticmann 2 by Milos Mitrovic and Fabian Velasco

May 24 8:30 pm at The Edge Gallery, 611 Main Street

Rue Cauchon by Matthew Powers
Untitled #1 by Milos Mitrovic
The Drive Home by Kevin Gabel
Carly Beth "Audio Opera" by Avery Stedman
The Trouble with Sleeping Alone by Milos Mitrovic, Fabian Velasco and Ian Bawa
NDE by Carson Mauthe
One Last Cigarette by Cheyenne Rae
Homegrown: Hunter & Gunn by Camren Friesen
Life's a Bath by Fabian Velasco

May 25 2 pm at Frame Arts Warehouse 318 Ross Avenue

Offline by Ian Bawa, Markus Henkel and Benjamin Lenz
Last Time by Cheyenne Rae
This Is Living by Adam Fuhr
Her. by Angela Rajfur
Kaelah by Jonathon Villaverde
Confessions of a Shopaholic Pt. 2 by Fabian Velasco and Milos Mitrovic
Sub Parkour by Ryan Surowich
The Quota "Rearranging Borders" by Avery Stedman
Local Hip Hop by David Franceschetti
Tender Wild Animal by Shaden Garret 

May 12, 2013

Open City & Cinematheque: LEVIATHAN & Fundraiser: BANDS VS FILMMAKERS III / Explore Desire / Praba Pilar

May 23, 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street

Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

Preceded by the short film Not Clear Cut by Paul Turano selected by Open City. 
Skype interview to follow the film with Lucien Castaing-Taylor.

Presented in partnership with Open City Cinema in celebration of their first anniversary. 
Reception to follow in Artspace lobby.

Ever wonder what a documentary about the commercial fishing industry would look like from the product’s point of view? Leviathan is an immersive, almost assaultive piece of subjective cinema designed to literally plunge us into the deep, experiencing the catch of the day from inside the nets. 

A single night’s fishing off the New Bedford coast, where some of the action of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick took place. - NOW MAGAZINE

A concert in support of Cinematheque!
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue
June 6, 8:00 pm

Host: Ace Burpee

Music by: 
Mariachi Ghost
Mahogany Frog
Flying Fox & The Hunter Gatherers
Julia Ryckman (performing highlights from The Adventures of Prince Achmed)
JD Edwards Band

Films by:
Doreen Girard
Leslie Supnet
Ian Bawa
Nick Friesen

Admission: $20 advance / $25 door    Ticketmaster,
The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store, Cinematheque, Music Trader & WECC

Explore Desire
May 25, 12:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Winnipeg (Downtown), 288 Portage Avenue
ADMISSION: Free access to the information and vendor area. 18+
$25 for 1 seminar, $45 for 2 seminars, $60 for 3 seminars.

Last November, "Fifty More Shades of Pleasure" drew in a sold-out crowd to broaden one's understanding of female sexuality.  Explore Desire draws on the themes of heightening desire amongst couples; power exchange, role play and BDSM; and female sexual self discovery.

Cocktails, wine, hors d'oeuvres, adult 'items' for sale, groovy music

SEMINAR 1: Heightening Desire in Your Relationship

SEMINAR 2: Power Exchange. The Art and Lifestyle of Role Play and BDSM

SEMINAR 3: Female Sexuality: Discovering New Ways to Experience Pleasure

TICKETS - On sale NOW 
Any Love Nest Location (3737 Portage Ave., 1341 Main St., 172 St. Anne's Rd.)

Our mission: to cultivate a sexually informed, sexually healthy and sex positive culture.

Atomic Centre, 167 Logan Ave.
May 25, 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm
Doors at 8:00 p.m. / Service begins at 8:30 p.m.

A Total Spectacle, in partnership with Central Canadian Centre for Performance, is pleased to host a Church of Nano Bio Info Cogno service presided over by Her Holiness, Reverend Praba Pilar. Do not miss the definitive high mass of the technofuture!  Come to futurity, come to have your files uncorrupted, come to void your petta, come to be saved!

Jowita Bydlowska l Jeannette Montufar l Jodi Carmichael l C.M. Klyne

May 21, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Drunk Mom: A Memoir
Hosted by Charlene Diehl and co-presented by THIN AIR

There are many alcoholic mothers. Jowita Bydlowska’s memoir of her relapse into addiction is an extraordinary achievement. The writing is raw and immediate.

Jowita Bydlowska, born in Warsaw, Poland, writes a popular parenting blog, and her work has appeared in an assortment of magazines, newspapers and online publications, including Salon and The Huffington Post.  She lives in Toronto.

May 22, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
20 Love Poems and Some Random Thoughts

A compilation of selected poems created by the author, based on her life experience as a woman, a mother, a wife, and a mentor.

Jeannette Montufar, a University of Manitoba professor, is working on a book about her pilgrimage on the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. In 2012 Jeannette received a YMCA/YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Leadership and Management.

May 25, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Spaghetti is NOT a Finger Food (and other life lessons)

In this humorous chapter book about an eight-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, Connor struggles to make his way through a typical school day. In his attempt to be as cool as everyone else, he leaves a hilarious trail of destruction.

In 2007 Jodi Carmichael was nominated for The Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award at an SCBWI conference. Jodi is an advocate for Asperger Manitoba Inc.

May 26, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
The Silent March

Winnipeg, 1919. The Winnipeg General Strike, the Spanish influenza and a sociopathic personality coalesce to forge a summer of strife, death and hope for a community still suffering the pestilence of the first world war.

As a retired educator, C.M. Klyne has held a life-long interest in historical fiction and in the art of story-telling. He continues to be active in community theatre and adult education.

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

May 11, 2013

Prairie Pride Week 2013, Winnipeg

Winnipeg’s LGBT community is alive with colour and celebration during Pride Week. Events take place all week culminating in a rally at the Legislature, parade through downtown, and Festival at The Forks with concert headliners Ultra Nate and Kristina Maria (May 24 - June 2).  

Toonies for Pride - Watch for the “Toonies for Pride” donation buckets at many events. 
Dump some toonies – or whatever you might have – into the can. it’s that easy!

May 24
Pride Flag Raising Ceremony
12:15 pm

with this official rainbow flag-raising ceremony at 3 City Hall, 510 Main Street. 
This all-ages event features greetings from representatives of city council, the flag-raising, and free Pride cake courtesy of Chocolate zen Bakery. 
Join us during your lunch break and watch the rainbow colours fly high over City Hall!

The snowy owl monarchist society annual Pride Booty Call with BreYanna BurLesque
190 Garry Street l showtime is 10 pm
$5 cover with proceeds to the soms 2 club 200 
A fun drag show to kick off Pride, featuring the performers of the SOMS!

Fight for Equal Rights
6 Fame nightclub - 279 Garry Street
doors open at 9:30pm
inflatable boxing ring set up with inflatable gloves.
• Barb Burkowski (last year’s prez versus this year’s prez) Jonathan Niemczak
• Lita (Empress 2013) versus Vida (Empress 2012)
• JD Francis (Energy 106) versus Jonathon Kindzierski (2012 Mr. Gay Winnipeg)

May 25
Pride Golf Tournament
Hosted by Rainbow Resource Centre
registration: 1:30 pm; shotgun start: 3 pm
$75 l $45 (dinner / dance / auction only)
20 southside golf course
Includes nine holes of golf (Texas Scramble), dinner, dancing, music, and auction! 
Golfers of all abilities are welcome in this fun event! 

May 25, 9:00 pm until 3:00 am
Royal Albert Arms Hotel, 48 Albert Street

Queer Pride Kick off Party and Fundraiser (for Community HIV/AIDS initiatives)!
Come out to this tribute party to the dirty, sweaty 80's and the Dirty Dancing movie!
The QueerView crew will be dropping a mix of dirty grindy 80's/ 90's as well as your current urban, homo electro favorites!
Bring your ID 18+
  • Just 5 bucks or PWYC!
  • Dirty Dance competition!
  • QueerView DJ's + Special Guest: Mama Cutsworth!!
  • Fully Accessible Space!

June 2
Pride Parade through Downtown
12:00 pm
The Pride 2013 Parade route starts in the traffic circle of the Legislative Building. 

Watch as floats and groups show off our city’s rainbow colors! 
Who will take home the titles that are up for grabs in our Parade Competition? 

Due to safety regulations we advise all guests at the Parade to remain on the sidewalks until the END of the Parade where they can join “The March.”

DO NOT throw anything to onlookers. 
If you wish to give away treats to the crowd, please hand them out individually.
DO NOT give out condoms during Rally and Parade. It has created previous litter issues.
Please help us keep the site clean by using trash receptacles.
Protestors have a right to be present on the parade route, just as we do. If, however, you feel harassed or threatened, speak to a marshal, police officer, or to the on-site security. DO NOT confront protestors on your own.
During the Parade, make noise, wave to onlookers, and have fun!


Funny Or Die produced this PSA narrated by George Takei explaining that if you meet someone who opposes gay marriage in the wild, it's important to treat him or her sensitively and with restraint. And maybe expose them to snazzy bow ties and Broadway shows.
Check out the clip above to see Takei, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Brad Goreski explain how to treat homophobes.

May 10, 2013

School of Art Gallery: Perfect Imperfections l Seasonal Agricultural Workers l The Winnipeg Icelander Panel

School of Art Gallery
255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road

Perfect Imperfections
to June 14,  Hours:  M-F, 9 am - 4 pm

Opening Reception: May 23, 5:00 - 9:00 pm
with Durational Performance Strip Sandwich by Miss Lyndsay Ladobruk
and Screening of Colin Campbell’s 6-part The Woman from Malibu series

Representing a range of media including photography, video, painting and performance, this group exhibition peels away at societal veneers that dictate acceptable body types to present alternative images that transgress boundaries and concepts of beauty, behaviour and the grotesque.

Claude Cahun - surrealist tropes, blurring boundaries and challenging notions of gender and sexuality.

Colin Campbell, - exploits video’s penchant to position oneself as the "other."

Miss Lyndsay Ladobruk - Artistic Director of the Central Canadian Center for Performance.

Dominique Rey - painter, photographer, performance artist, and faculty member.

Janet Werner - painter who focuses on portrait to explore subjectivity and desire.

May 15, 12:00 pm
Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway, Winnipeg

Migrant Voices: Stories of Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Manitoba
prepared by
The Migrant Worker Solidarity Network and
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba

Hear the experience of migrant farm workers.
Encourage the Manitoba government to provide public health care to all seasonal migrant workers.

For more information email 

The Winnipeg Icelander Panel
May 24, 8:00 pm until 9:30 pm
Royal Canadian Legion # 1, Sargent Avenue
Featuring: Laurie K. Bertram and Ryan Eyford
Free Event

Eg fór on' í Main street með fimm dala cheque… 
I’m heading out on Main Street with a five dollar cheque...
The Winnipeg Icelander, Guttormur Guttormsson, 1920

Winnipeg played a critical role in immigrant survival, particularly for Icelanders on the margins. After the 1870s, Winnipeg emerged as the main alternative for many, due to the poverty, strife and social pressure in New Iceland. 

Staged in the heart of the old Icelandic neighbourhood on Sargent, this panel explores immigrants’ navigation of the pressures and possibilities of life in the city and the hidden histories of Icelandic Winnipeg.

May 9, 2013

Carol Shields Festival of New Works: Colleen Murphy

May 16 - 18

Prairie Theatre Exchange invites everyone to explore new creations in
the Carol Shields Festival of New Works.
The 3-day Festival kicks off with an eclectic Gala Night.
All events are admission by donation,
except for the Gala which costs $25 and includes a catered post-show reception.
Tickets can be ordered by calling PTE Box Office at 204-942-5483.

Governor General Award winning playwright, Colleen Murphy is the keynote speaker at the Gala.  She will talk about “Love and Rage”. 
Pig Girl by Murphy will be read on May 17, starting at 9 pm.
A girl tries to escape from a serial killer as the girl's sister and an Officer attempt to rescue her.  It relates to the Vancouver-area murders of women.

Murphy’s work was seen on PTE’s stage with the drama, The December Man, about a young man who was asked to leave the classroom during the Montreal Massacre.

The Gala will also feature a new 9-minute ballet by Bruce Monk with RWB School dancers
and a new piece from Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers.
Five mini-plays by PTE’s Playwrights Unit will be read at the Gala
and at noon on Friday in the PTE Mainstage.
Keri Latimer (singer with Nathan) will bring her own acoustic talents to the stage.

May 8, 2013

Laurie Harper-Winning l Greg Lamarche l Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra Fundraiser l Groundswell: Papa Mambo

Wayne Arthur Gallery, 186 Provencher Blvd
Invites you to Seizing The Light: Recent Photographs by Laurie Harper-Winning
Artist reception: May 12, 1 to 4 PM

The artist will also be the judge of the gallery’s annual poetry contest,
with the readings and announcements of winners on May 25.

Tuesday to Saturday 11 AM to 5 PM, To 29
Call Bev at 477-5249

These images focus on the interplay of darkness and light.
Laurie Harper-Winning is a photographer who loves to experiment with the medium.
Paint, fabric, digital manipulation and found objects are blended with traditional photo techniques, resulting in unique images.

Graffiti Gallery presents NYC Artist Greg Lamarche (SP.ONE)
Opening Reception May 16, 7 - 11 pm
On display until July 5

For more info please contact 

May 16, 7:30 pm
Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame
Tickets: $55 at 204.632.5299 or website  Not available at the door (partial tax receipts)

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra proudly presents the 4th annual St. James Infirmary Blues fundraiser concert with all proceeds in support of the WJO recording fund.

The evening will feature two sets of New Orleans and Kansas City style jazz, wine,
a free reception and more!

GroundSwell presents: Latin Party
May 16, 8:00 pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg
Tickets: Adult $19 | Senior $17 | Student $5

Some of Winnipeg’s finest classical musicians sharing the spotlight with a sextet from the city’s hottest Latin ensemble, Papa Mambo.
You’ll hear new music in both classical and Latin traditions.
World premieres by Rodrigo Muñoz, William Pura, Sid Robinovitch, and Jim Hiscott.
Music by Osvaldo Golijov and Leo Brouwer, and new perspectives on the traditions of
Cuba and Brazil.  A night of cultural and musical fusion not to be missed!

GroundSwell, 501-100 Arthur Street, phone: (204) 943-5770 or email

May 7, 2013

Indian City's Spring Fever l A Total Spectacle

The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street
May 9, 8:00 pm

Summers almost here Concert with Special Guests!
Come and kick off the spring/summer season of 2013 with Indian City! 
Tickets cost $10.00.

Atomic Centre, 167 Logan Ave.
May 17 to June 9 
Wednesday to Friday: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Admission to the exhibition and all related events is free of charge. 

Exhibition launch May 17 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Opening ceremony beginning promptly at 8:00 p.m.
perfomed by Istvan Kantor 
After party: Central Canadian Centre for Performance's "Pin It to Win It" at Ozzy's. 

Celebrity gawking, fear mongering, and other distractions, oh my! 
Is spectacle a harmless escape from reality, or something more? 

Taking cues from blockbuster exhibitions, A Total Spectacle is created by Winnipeg-based independent curator, Milena Placentile, in collaboration with  Dayna Danger, Glen Johnson, Joe Johnson, Istvan Kantor, Praba Pilar, Scott Sørli, and Paul Wiersbinski.

May 18 at 6:00 p.m. - Artist talk with Scott Sørli at RAW, 290 McDermot Avenue 
                                       the political aesthetics of police kettling

May 25 - Church of the Nano Bio Info Cogno with Rev. Praba Pilar at 167 Logan Avenue

June 1 at 4:00 p.m. - First lecture in the series “How to Think” 
                                      by Glen Johnson at 167 Logan Avenue

May 6, 2013

Glenlawn Collegiate l Collège Garden City Collegiate l Clare Marshall l Mary Janigan l Mike & Jill Palitsky with Matt Welch

Glenlawn Collegiate
May 15, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of the literary magazine Ignite.

Collège Garden City Collegiate
May 16, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of the literary magazine Threads.

Collège Garden City Collegiate is proud to announce the launch of our second volume of Threads, designed around the theme of “normal.” Featuring readings and presentations from some of the contributors.

May 16, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
The Violet Fox

Run. That’s what instinct told me. But in order to save the secrets of my people and to protect my brother I have to become the enemy. 

Clare Marshall is a full time freelance editor, designer, website manager, and publisher. 

May 16, 7:30 pm in the Community Classroom
Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark: The West Versus the Rest Since Confederation - the recipient of the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize for 2013

The oil sands. Global warming. The National Energy Program. Though these seem like modern Canadian subjects, author Janigan reveals them to be a legacy of longstanding regional rivalry. 

Mary Janigan, a journalist who has written extensively about Canadian public policy, has won the prestigious Hy Solomon award for policy analysis, and the National Newspaper Award for her scrutiny of proposed Constitution changes. She lives in Toronto.

May 18, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
In the Land of Work-A-Lot

Mike and Jill Palitsky reside in Winnipeg where they raise two boys. The challenge of parenthood is a fine balance between fun and responsibility. 

Illustrator Matthew Welch enjoys making art and writing stories that he hopes will bring as much joy to children as the comics and books from his childhood brought to him.

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