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July 30, 2013

100 Masters Drop-in Tours l Islendingadagurinn l House of David Gang and RasTamils l Forks Outdoor Market l Ghostbusters l Louie's Family Fun Days

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard
Aug 3 and Aug 4, 2013

100 Masters: Only in Canada include Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Renoir, 
Monet, Picasso, Warhol, and so many more. 
Join one of our Gallery guides for an informative and enlightening tour. 
The tour is included in the cost of exhibition admission.

Contact Email or Phone: 204-786-6641

August 2 to 5
Festival time in Gimli!

This weekend it's the Icelandic Festival - Islendingadagurinn! 

August 3, 9:00 pm until 2:00 am
Times Change(d) High And Lonesome Club - Pollo Volonte, 234 Main St.
Doors open 9 PM l 15 @ door

The House of David Gang is a Toronto-based reggae collective that delivers late 70s and early 80s style Jamaican reggae classics . The band is fronted by reggae veteran King Selah; its members have included members of Resinators, Irie Band, Explorer Band, Revelation, Selassie I Power and many others.

For the past 15 years King Selah and the House of David Gang have hosted the Toronto Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer Tributes which have helped bring light to Toronto's burgeoning roots rock reggae scene.

With special guest RasTamils.

Aug 4, 11 pm - 4 pm
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road

Support local food producers, crafters and artisans. 
Fresh Manitoba produce, handmade soaps and handbags! 

Interested in becoming a vendor?
Contact Email or Phone 204-942-8898

August 6, 7:00 pm
Movies on Memorial - Ghostbusters
By Downtown Winnipeg BIZ

Watch a movie under the stars on a giant screen
in Memorial Park, 470 York Ave. (at Memorial Blvd.)

Louie's Family Fun Days through to August 29
Close to corner of Pembina Hwy & Stafford and public transportation. 

Monday to Thursday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Special group bookings available.
Free admission and Free parking.

Discover how to stay safe around electricity with games and activities. 
Learn about Manitoba's electrical history. 
Challenge your safety knowledge with games, safety displays and movies - and win prizes!
Phone: 204-360-7905

July 27, 2013

August Activities at Oak Hammock Marsh

Hazy Lazy Days of Summer
August 3 to 5

Join us for some fun and a unique way to spend those hazy, lazy days of summer.
Try a toe-dipping contest at our artesian spring!
This is also a great time of year to see the flowers of the prairie in bloom!

Canoe Regatta Workshop
August 11 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Bring your own canoe and join expert canoeist and author, Dusty Molinski.
This unforgettable 3-hour canoe excursion will let you experience the marsh.
Pre-registration is required. Workshop fee is $10 plus admission.

Songbird Banding Workshop
August 17 - 8 to 10 a.m. 

Would you like to see these small birds up close? 
Join this workshop to learn the ins and outs of songbird banding.
This workshop is $5 per person and registration is required by August 14.
Call to register at 467-3300

Wildlife Management Area Van Tour
August 10 and 24 - 1 p.m. 

Oak Hammock Marsh is a 3,600 hectare Wildlife Management Area that features patches of tall-grass prairie and 30 kilometers of trails to explore.
It is home to 25 species of mammals, and 300 species of birds.
Explore some of these remote areas with an experienced guide.
This special tour is only $10 plus admission. 

Labour Day Adventure
August 31 to September 2

See the migrating birds return during a Birding Marsh walk as a nature interpreter guides you. Participate in a Sonic Sleuth Walk and tune into the sounds of the marsh.
Explore the marsh either in one of our three Voyageur-style canoes for a one-hour excursion or by Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides with Allan Webb. 

A fee of $5 for non-members of the Interpretive Centre and $3 for members 
apply to the canoe excursions and the wagon rides.
Wagon rides only on Monday - 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Camp for Kids - August 

We have a variety of age-appropriate camps to choose from throughout August:

Cattail Camp: ages 5 to 7 
Animal detective, puzzle hunt, crafts, games, tasty snacks and more!

Blackbird Camp (optional 1 night sleep over): ages 8 to 10
games, scavenger hunts and a cool craft!

Wetland Adventure Camp (2 nights sleep over): ages 11 to 13
compass scavenger hunt, survival skills, canoeing, and geocaching! 
(3 days, 2 nights - meals included)

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 30 minutes North of Winnipeg on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8. 
For more information call (204) 467-3300, or e mail Jacques Bourgeois

July 25, 2013

Carla Hrycyna: Talk on Fairy Gardens l FREE Comic Showcase l Saves Nine l Laurie Green l The Dark Arts l Secrets from the Vault l Adoption Fair at Gimli Icelandic Festival

July 31, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Gardening Talk on Fairy Gardens

This is the fifth installment of McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Prairie Garden Committee’s 2013 series of Gardening Information Talks. 

Carla Hrycyna, president and co-owner of St. Mary’s Nursery and Garden Centre, has a zeal for designing landscapes, growing plants and helping others create a beautiful environment. She believes creativity begins at the garden centre and carries into the customer’s home and garden.

Fairy Gardening is a current gardening project that is catching people’s interest. Carla will show how to design a tiny landscape fit for fairy dwellers. She will suggest interesting containers and found items, as well as the plants, that would make a perfect miniature dwelling place for little folk. It will be fun!

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll-Free 1-800-561-1833)

Comic Showcase
A.N.A.F. Club 60, 433 River Ave.
Phone 204-942-8851 or Email

August 1 at 7:30 pm until September 12 at 9:00 pm

A free bi-weekly comedy showcase that highlights some of Winnipeg's best comedic talent as well as some up and coming comics. Hosted by Scott Porteous.
August 2 until August 31 
Ace Art, 2 - 290 McDermot Avenue

Opening reception: August 2, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Saves Nine, curated by Kerri-Lynn Reeves, is an exhibition that takes a cross-generational look at post-disciplinary craft in the work of seven artists active in Manitoba today: 
Steven Leyden Cochrane, Leah Decter, Erika Lincoln, Corrie Peters, 
Willow Rector, Deborah Scott, and Gaetanne Sylvester.

First Friday Art Show: Laurie Green with music by Ken Datzkiw (KennyZ)
August 2, 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm
ArtsJunktion mb, 312B William Avenue

Laurie Green will be displaying her various, most recent work. (acrylic painting, mixed media/collage, relief/textured work, stencils, vinyl records and t-shirts with various stencil designs)  T-shirts will be available for sale!

Musician for the evening will be Ken - check out his original songs here.
He also covers Neil Young, Tom Waites, Bob Dylan, and many more...

August 2 until August 8 

August 2 opening 7 pm. 
Free admission, hors d'ouvres.
American Sign Language interpretation provided.

The Dark Arts - Emerging Local Artists:
Darla Stewart 
Dana Zimmer
Ryan Wagner

Photography of Darla Stewart's artwork on promotions by Bram Singleton. 
Graphic design of event promotions by Anlina Sheng.

Secrets from the Vault (Part 2)
Gurevich Fine Art 200 - 62 Albert St.

August 2, 7:00 pm

An exhibit of work from Gurevich Fine Art’s private collection. Secrets from the Vault highlights many works ranging from classic to contemporary by artists both well known and up-and-coming.

ADOPTION FAIR: Gimli Icelandic Festival
By Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue

August 3 at 10:00 am until August 5 at 5:00 pm

July 22, 2013

National Day of Prayer l Beneath the Surface l Folklorama Kickoff l Fundraising Garage Sale for Manitoba Pug Rescue l The Unbelievable Bargains "Fun Times Why Not" Album

Oodena Circle, The Forks, Winnipeg, MB

 #HonourtheApology    National event page        

At noon on Thursday, July 25 at venues across the country, Canadians, newcomers, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from all walks of life and religious denominations will reflect upon the impacts of Canada’s residential schools in a national moment of silence. 

This day is calling on the federal government to release all documents pertaining to the residential schools in Canada and to work toward the end of continued violence toward Indigenous peoples in Canada.

In response to University of Guelph historian Ian Mosby's published research that First Nations communities, and specifically thousands of children in residential schools, were unknowing subjects in biomedical experiments in malnourishment and hunger by federal government officials between 1942-52, we call on the federal government to honour its 2008 apology to the survivors of Residential Schools by immediately releasing all relevant documents to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

We are calling on all people of all faiths and backgrounds to attend and participate.

Video Pool, 121 and 300 - 100 Arthur Street

Beneath the Surface
An Exhibition of New Artist in Media Art and Media Production fund holders 

Opening Reception July 26, 7:00 - 10:00
Exhibition: July 26 - August 25, 2013

Featuring work by Sasha Amaya, Theresa Braun, Erin Buelow, Ken Gregory,
Lasha Mowchun, Freya Bjorg Olafson and Whale.

July 27, 8:00 am until 3:00 pm
631 Kent Road (off of Narin Avenue)

Fundraising Garage Sale for Manitoba Pug Rescue
Home Decor - China - Electronics - Books - Glass ware -
Small Kitchen Appliances - Toys and more!

If you have items that you would like to donate please feel free to drop off 
at 631 Kent Road and leave on the front deck. Thanks!!

July 27
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road
Fireworks at 10:45 pm (weather permitting)

The fun starts at 4 pm with the MTS Ethnic Market. Then, witness a cultural explosion with national and international performers moving to rhythms from around the world. Be a part of the global experience with Ambassadors from more than 40 Folklorama pavilions. Gear up for the largest and longest running festival of its kind in the world! 

Folklorama runs August 4-17 at locations throughout Winnipeg.

August 2, Doors at 9 Show at 10
The Windsor Hotel - Blues Bar, 187 Garry Street
MC'd by Francis Q. Leonard of the Secondhand Pants!
There will be prizes and surprises! 

The Unbelievable Bargains "Fun Times Why Not" Album Release!
18 songs about food, dogs, bugs, hugs, coffee, sea creatures, off brand clam mix...
Vinyl $15 
CDs $10
T-shirts $10

Featuring the Unbelievable Bargains and their pals...

Tickets are $6 in advance and $12 at the door. 
Tickets available at Music Trader and Into the Music!

In the meantime check out single/bside 'Deals on Wheels'

July 18, 2013

Greg Arcade l Sonia Nadeau l Open City Lite: CLIFFORD l Art Show at The Rose n' Bee Pub l Space Hotel Premiere

July 24, 10:00 pm
Old Market Square (cube)
Free Admission!

Greg Arcade & His Rockin’ Band are a roots rock & roll trio. 
Playing the hot sounds of Greg Arcade’s newest songs, Sean Andert (Bass) and 
Justin Schafer (Drumkit) are going to have your full attention soon enough.

July 26, 7:00 pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street

Sonia Nadeau studied fine arts at the University of Manitoba. She has four children's books published including the "Mary's Atlas" series with author Gwen Smid. 
And her most recent book "That's What Bears are For" with Marilyn Helmer.

Her books will be for sale and signing opening night. 
Bring your kids and come on down for a night of art and fun. 
There will be colouring and children's activities available.

July 26, 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross

Open City Cinema is launching a new series dubbed 'Open City Lite' by our very own Ryan Simmons.  Open City Lite will screen classics that are unintentionally watchable. 
We asked ourselves, since we're screening these craptastic works of art, why not insist that they be screened on an antiquated format as well? 
We answered, why the hell not, VHS should do it. 

So without further adieu, we bring you Clifford
From Roger Ebert: 
…"Clifford" is not bad on the acting, directing or even writing levels. It fails on a deeper level still, the level of the underlying conception. Something about the material itself is profoundly not funny. Irredeemably not funny, so that it doesn't matter what the actors do, because they are in a movie that should never have been made... The movie is so odd, it's almost worth seeing just because we'll never see anything like it again. I hope.

July 27, Doors 7:30 Music 8:00
The Rose n' Bee Pub, 61 Sherbrook St.
Cover: $5 
Art & Prints & Handmade Goods for sale. 

Art By:
Mat Lacosse 
Devon Welter
Nyco Rudolph
Mahri White
Carrie Bryson
Gezus King
Nic Adamson
Slack Ironstand
Lisa Carrick
Morgan Zee Em Dee
Paige Drobot
Josef Hajzler
Dorian Schwartz
Morgan Bernier
Becca Howes
Olenka Skrypnyk
Natasha Knox
Jessica Mumby 
Steven Savage
Melissa Anderson
Meagan Hughes

Music by:
Dave Gagnon 
Ian Johnson
Zach & Dave

Space Hotel World Premiere
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street

July 30, 6:30 pm until 12:00 am
Get Tickets - $5 in advance, $8 at the door
or by contacting: Quinn Greene, Seb Ball, Rory Fallis, Dan De Jaeger, & Natalie Dacquisto

Three years in the making and it's finally here! 

Early Show Doors - 6:30 pm
Late Show Doors - 9:45 pm
Hosted by Chantel Marostica
Musical Guests - Bunny & Going Greene
Q&A to follow each screening with the Filmmakers

In this darkly comedic homage to campy 80s sci-fi, a geek and his stoner buddies are beamed aboard the Space Hotel by the hedonistic Space Mayor and his wild entourage in an ultra-queer adventure that is totally out of this world!

July 17, 2013

Winnipeg Fringe 2013: Murder and Other Trivialities l Hot Thespian Action l CRUMBS l Trust Me! l Jeremy Koz and Tyler Wagar at Saffron's

Venue #2, MTC Up the Alley, 174 Market Ave.

A woman poisons her husband, who keels over but will not die. An old man strikes a deal with a drug dealer before attempting to steal his identity. A restaurant owner is interrogated by the arson squad after his store burns up. 

Despite their best efforts, people always screw up. 

Murder and Other Trivialities is a triple-feature about criminals and lowlifes, scumbags who put their own interests before all others.

Featuring Colin Connor, Cynthia Wolfe-Nolin, and Gonzalo Riedel
Directed by Crystal Staryk 

Wednesday, July 17, 10:15 PM
Friday, July 19 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 20 7:15 PM
Monday, July 22 5:15 PM
Wednesday, July 24 9:15 PM
Friday, July 26 1:45 PM
Sunday, July 28 6:00 PM

Venue #18, The Gas Station Theatre, 445 River Ave

Hot Thespian Action is goin' on the road, but before we peel out, we are making a stop at the Fringe with ALL NEW sketches, more laughs and a whole lotta awesome!

This will be your last chance to see us at the Fringe until 2015!

July 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23 at  8:45 PM
July 24, 25, 26, 27, 28  at  7:00 PM

CRUMBS: Based On A True Story
Venue #14 (The King's Head Pub), 120 King St.

CRUMBS returns to continue their streak as the company with the most shows in a row at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.  Stephen Sim and Lee White have been making up shows live onstage for more than 20 years, in more than 20 cities internationally. 

Stephen and Lee will take inspiration from the audience in the form of a truth or a true story. CRUMBS will then use this as a launching point for their improvised stories.  
CRUMBS has their show's soundtrack improvised by DJ Hunnicutt. 

Wednesday, July 17 – 9:00 PM 
Thursday, July 18 and Sunday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 24 – 8:45 PM 
Saturday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 23 and Friday, July 26 – 7:00 PM 
Monday, July 22 and Thursday, July 25 – 10:30 PM 
Saturday, July 27 – 7:45 PM


Venue #1, Manitoba Theatre Centre, 174 Market Avenue

The Machievillans present
Trust Me!  by Wayne Ferguson

Roger, a former union activist and labor leader, believes he is underemployed as Minister of Finance in a provincial government. He believes that the premier’s job will provide the scope for him to fully realize his potential; unfortunately, the job is already taken.

The dramatic action centres on Roger’s “success at any cost” approach to life and politics and how he manipulates those around him into an ethical cul-de-sac.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:15 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013 7:30 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 4:00 PM
Friday, July 26, 2013 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2013 4:15 PM

Koz & Ty Acoustic Duo at Saffron's Wednesday Nights

Every Wednesday night at Saffron’s, 681 Corydon Ave. from 9 - 11 p.m. 
If you like what we’re playing we’ll keep going all night long! 
Drink specials include $4 domestic drafts and $4.50 long island iced teas. 
Don’t forget about $2 off wings too!! 

Let me know in advance if you have a special event or occasion and we’ll put something unforgettable together. 

July 14, 2013

Winnipeg Fringe 2013: Ming Lee and the Magic Tree l Water Wings l Be A Man l Michelle Elrick and Kegan McFadden

Winnipeg Fringe Ticket Information

Ming Lee and the Magic Tree
KIDS VENUE - School of Contemporary Dancers (211 Bannatyne Ave)
Tickets $10 / $5 Kids 12 & under, Groups of 10+

A play for young people by Aurand Harris

In this delightful tale of the Far East, a prince must remain a tiger until he learns what makes a happy man. 
Ming Lee, a poor stone cutter, believes wealth and power will bring him joy. 
Together they discover the true meaning of happiness - and that "a fine hat does not make a fine head"!

Ming Lee is a special 20th anniversary revival.  It was last staged locally in the 1993 festival with Merlyn Productions director JOHN CHASE in the cast.  It also commemorates one hundred years of its classic style of Chinese theatre on Western stages. 

For further information please email or call 204-415-2714.

Water Wings
WAG - Muriel Richardson Auditorium, 300 Memorial Blvd.

How can you be an adult when you’re still wearing your water wings?

Funky Belt Productions is thrilled to answer that question with Water Wings, a fast, fresh and funny look at modern life and anxiety with a dance break or two.

Water Wings is written by and stars female comedy duo Lake Erie, aka Brie Watson and Erin Rodgers.  Brie is a recent graduate of the Humber College Comedy Program and a 2012 nominee for the "Fresh Meat" comedy competition at the Second City.  Erin has been featured in Macleans Magazine.  
The duo met in the Toronto comedy scene, and bonded over their love of comedy, musical numbers, road trips and their confusion in what it means to be a modern grown-up. 

July 18 - 8:45 pm
July 20 and July 23 - 3:30 pm
July 21 - 11:15 pm
July 24 12:00 pm
July 25 - 7:30 pm
July 26 - 10:45 pm
July 28 - 2:00 pm

$10, $8 students/matinees

For further information please email or call 647-234-3483

Manitoba Theatre Centre, 174 Market Avenue

Be A Man is a series of random sketches that explore different dynamics of the fouler sex. From cars to sex, booze to sports, the sensitive and the testosterone charged it's a "roller-coaster ride of emotions" that shocks and surprises.

Kenneth Brown, Andrew Bursey, Jon Paterson, Bob Rasko, David Stone and Scott Walters

Directed by Jon Paterson
Sound Design by Aaron Macri
Dramaturged by Kenneth Brown
With additional material and featuring
Lorenzo Damiani, Tyler Girard, Antony Hall and Corey Schmitt

Tickets can be purchased here

July 23, 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm l Readings at 7:30 PM and 9:00 PM
Munson Park (corner of Wellington Crescent and Kingsway)

Please join us for a performance and launch by As We Try & Sleep Press
featuring Michelle Elrick and Kegan McFadden.

There will be readings in conjunction with the release of a publication featuring a new work in alternative cartography with found text by Elrick.
A range of various titles will be available for sale from $1 - $25.

A rain date is scheduled for Thursday July 25.

Michelle Elrick is a poet and fiction writer from British Columbia and Manitoba.

July 13, 2013

EVER SICK / Dog Adoption Fair and Pop Up Dog Photo Booth / l o f t p a r t y j u l y 2 0

on view to Aug 1 in the mezzanine 2nd floor of Neechi Commons
Neechi Niche, 865 Main St.

Neechi Niche will be hosting a reception on July 19 from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm. 
Jackie will be doing an artist talk at 7 pm.
All are welcome!!!

Jackie Traverse will be showing 3 collections: Childhood Memories, Seven, and Baby Gat. 
Powerful social commentary sprinkled with a dose of humour.

EVER SICK is used as slang in the Native community. We say it endearingly to one another when teasing, and to make a person stop and check their behaviour.

July 20, 2013
ADOPTION FAIR, St. Norbert Farmers Market, 3514 Pembina Hwy
by Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue

Pop Up Dog Photo booth at Hip Pooch, 807 Corydon Ave
July 20, First Photos at 10:00 am.

Come out and get some amazing photos taken of your dog. 
Photos will be taken by "Good Dog Photography".
4 packages to choose from, ranging from $25 to $100. 
Check out their website to see some of their amazing work.  

MUST make an appointment by calling Hip Pooch @ 204-284-6964.

$5.00 from each photo package sold will be donated to 
the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba.

l o f t p a r t y j u l y 2 0
Urban Shaman Gallery, Suite 203-290 Mcdermot Ave
July 20, doors at 11 pm
free admission!

live art created by n e r e o II 
bands at midnight - live music with
j u p i t e r s t o r m
p r o m i s e 

marathon dancing after the show
come celebrate saturday night until dawn 

nereo's birthday = j u l y 1 8
namowan's birthday = j u l y 1 9

July 10, 2013

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club’s 2013 Fall Show / The Manitoba Mega Train Show and Sale 

Click here for info on 
The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club’s 2014 Fall Show 

on October 19 and 20, 9 am to 5 pm
at the Canlan Sports Centre, 1871 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg

Winnipeg's only train show in a layout!
Come ride the 7 1/2" gauge MegaTrain!

The show will include 17,000 square feet of model train layouts from hobbyists across the city, along with commercial vendors and private sellers.

  • free parking
  • handicap accessible
  • HUGE Lego Display
General Admission       $5
Children (ages 3 to 12) $3
2 and under FREE

Admission includes unlimited MegaTrain rides!!

The Man with the Giraffe Cars will be there for the kids!!!!

Kids, have your parent take your picture with the Man with the Giraffe Cars!
He'll also let you unload the operating cars!

If you wish to display or bring your layout please email Maurice 
or call 204-837-4776.

Tables are $20 each.
The deadline for getting a table is August 31.

(drop off – Thursdays 7 - 10 pm, Saturdays 9 - 12 noon)

Please email Maurice as soon as possible if you are planning to sell or need
a display table for the show, or if you have any questions or concerns.

Or visit Maurice at
Vector Garden Trains, 491 Ferry Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 1W5  

Shop Hours :   (Summer)
Tuesday:   7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

July 9, 2013

Winnipeg Fringe 2013: One (Two) Woman Show l Rope l Comedy Plus Time Equals Tragedy l The Who's Tommy l Urban Shaman Pop Up Gallery

Winnipeg Fringe Ticket Information


A spot in the fringe festival. 
A scheduling mix up. 
A one woman show - with two women. 
What is a diva to do? 

Watch the drama (and hilarity) unfold as they try to cling to the spotlight by desperately singing, dancing, and acting their hearts out in this modern-vaudeville cabaret!

Performed, Directed, Choreographed and Written by:
Kami Desilets and Chelsea Rankin 

Thurs - July 18 5:45 pm
Fri - July 19 and Sat - July 27 4:00 pm
Sat - July 20 9:15 pm
Mon - July 22 11:00 pm
Tues - July 23 3:30 pm
Wed - July 24 7:00 pm
Thurs - July 25 Noon

Rope by Arthur Laurents
The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue
Tickets $10 ($8 Students)

The 28th Minute, the company that mounted the Fringe hit Orphans, invites you to a dinner party. Your hosts are two charming young men with a refined taste for music, literature and homicide. 
Join the victim's family and friends as they unwittingly dine off the dead man's coffin and find yourself conspiring with murderers in this adaptation of Hitchcock's classic film. 

Directed by Thomas Toles
Darcy Fehr
Joshua Banman
Kevin Ramberran
Robert Smith
Talia Pura
Caitlin Belton
Daniel Chen
Sarah Putnam
Daniel Tompkins

Thursday, July 18, 2013 7:15 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013 11:15 PM
Sunday, July 21, and Saturday, July 27, 2013 5:45 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013 3:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013 9:00 PM

The Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne Ave. (Crocus Building)
Wheelchair accessible
Air conditioned

Comedy Plus Time Equals Tragedy lifts the curtain to the drama behind the sketches.
Complete with Hall and Oates, an angsty teenaged moose and a fear of vulnerability.

Starring Dana Smith (Lady Skits, 5 Stars – Uptown) and Tim Gray (Full Screen Ahead, 4 ½ Stars – Uptown), and directed by Rory Fallis (Producer, Rogue Cop, 5 Stars – CBC).

Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:30 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013          7:30 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013  3:15 PM
Sunday, July 21, 2013     12:15 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013  9:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013  1:30 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013   11:00 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2013  2:15 PM

The Who's Tommy
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 boulevard Provencher

Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend, Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Celebrating 20 years after its premiere on Broadway, this Tony Award-winning musical's tale of a young boy's journey from pain to triumph is the most electrifying evening of rock and roll ever to play in a theatre!
The exhilarating score features hits such as "Pinball Wizard" and "I'm Free".
Tommy is timeless in its youthful appeal, which has made it a smash-hit around the world!

Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 75 mins.
Tickets: $10 - BUY TICKETS HERE

July 19 and July 26, 9:00 PM
July 20, July 25, July 27, July 28, 7:00 PM
Sun July 21, 8:15 PM

From the "Best of Fest" Company of Bare (Winnipeg Fringe 2012).
Directed by: Janna Larsen
David Fox
Holly Owens
Tristan MacKid
Katrina German
Kristopher Traquair
Alex Grant
Josh McSkimming
Bianca Orvis
Bailie Park-Payne
Robert Piche
Josh Bellan
Peter Dueck
Rebecca Refvik
Reyna Gacilan
Ryleigh Anderson
Taylor Gregory
Kira Gregory
Kristina Corbett
Gabbi Fontaine
Julia Cirillo
Rebekah Hatherly
Aysia Watts
Aron Broder
Tyler Hodgson
Monica Cenkowski
Jillian Cramer

Urban Shaman Pop Up Gallery
July 19 - 21, noon till 10 pm
Albert Street, between McDermot Ave and Bannatyne Ave

Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery is staging a members' exhibition as part of Fringe Festival and is co-presented with Manitoba Artist Run Centres (MARC) and RAW Gallery.

This tent exhibit will bring together numerous works from local artists affiliated with the gallery, and celebrate the ongoing excellence of artistic production in our community. The artworks will include an installed group exhibit, and will showcase the work of performance artists in the evenings.

July 8, 2013

Winnipeg Fringe 2013: 7 STORIES l Miss Mumford's Marvelous Mummy Unwrapping l Is It Wednesday? l Better Looking Boys

Winnipeg Fringe Ticket Information

WAG - Muriel Richardson Auditorium, 300 Memorial Blvd.
Wheelchair accessible l Air conditioned

7 STORIES  by Morris Panych
directed by Simon Miron

A man.  A ledge.  The depths below.
… and seven stories in between.
Leap with us into this existential world of life, love and endless redecorating!

From the company that brought past hits like

Thursday, July 18    10:30 PM
Friday, July 19           7:15 PM
Saturday, July 20       5:15 PM
Sunday, July 21       12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23        8:45 PM
Thursday, July 25       1:45 PM
Saturday, July 27     11:15 PM

Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 boulevard Provencher
July 19th - 21st and July 25th - 27th 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm
July 28th 8 pm to 9 pm
In the Antoine-Gaborieau Hall and is not intended for young children.

Miss Mumford's Marvelous Mummy Unwrapping, by the Nevermore Theatre company, is a historical satire on the Victorian's obsession with mummies, the supernatural, and death.

Miss Mumford and her spinster sister host the unwrapping of a mummy they have carted back from Egypt for the express purposes of boosting their standing in society!

Join us for an evening of hilarity, (un)true Egyptian history, tea and some parlour matchmaking - all with a dash of the supernatural!

Opening Night: Come dressed in a Steampunk Theme and win prizes!
Then stick around for the after party!

Closing Night: Come dressed in an Egyptian Theme and win prizes!
Stick around for the closing night celebration!

Is It Wednesday? by Pam Calabrese MacLean

Two elderly women at a bus stop.
A chance encounter or something more?

Featuring Jane Burpee and Miriam Bronstein
Directed by Veralyn Warkentin

Look for the 2 ladies on the bench beside the Concert Hall on Market Avenue across from the Playhouse Theatre.
Thurs. July 18 & Fri. July 19; Mon. July 22 & Tues. July 23 at 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sat. July 20 & Sun July 21 at 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm
12 min. rain or shine outdoor performance

No Tickets Required!
The Ladies will be 'passing the hat'
A portion of the proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba.

For more information, email 

Venue #2 -MTC Up the Alley, 174 Market Ave

Written by Dennis Trochim
Cast: Kenneth Jackson, Gian Navarro, Matthew Stefanson, Evan Mackie

The updated remount of Better Looking Boys, the successful Fringe hit from 1997, about the intertwined ups and downs of four gay men living and loving in fabulous Winnipeg. Directed by Leith Clark, this romp has sex, drugs, bitchiness and inappropriate sauna use.

Length: 60 mins.
Tickets: $9 l Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Under 12 not admitted

Thursday July 18, 9:15 PM
Saturday July 20, 5:30 PM
Sunday July 21, 10:45 PM
Tuesday July 23, 4:15 PM
Wednesday July 24, 12:00 PM
Thursday July 25, 7:15 PM
Friday July 26, 11:00 PM
Sunday July 28, 2:30 PM

July 7, 2013

Winnipeg Fringe 2013: Phoney Baloney Pantaloné l Macabre Tales of Horror l Aspergers

Phoney Baloney Pantaloné by The Poor Fools Comedy
KIDS VENUE, 211 Bannatyne Ave. (Crocus Building)
Wheelchair accessible
Air conditioned
Tickets: $10
Discount Tickets: $5 Kids (12 & under), Equity, Fringe Performers and Volunteers
Babes in arms permitted.

Isabella's only chance of getting married is if her father, Pantaloné, gets rid of the monster in his closet! But don't worry kids! There's not really a monster. 
Pantaloné is full of Phoney Baloney! 
Done in the style of Commedia dell'Arte - using masks, slapstick comedy, and audience interaction.  If you like the three stooges, you'll love The Poor Fools!

Aileen Audette
Spenser Payne
Jeremy Rampton
Directed by Ardyth Johnson
Produced by Cory Wojcik

July 18 5:30 PM
July 19 2:15 PM
July 20 11:00 AM
July 21 5:30 PM
July 22 4:00 PM
July 24 11:00 AM
July 25 12:45 PM
July 27 5:30 PM

Venue 6 – MTC Warehouse, 140 Rupert Avenue

The chill-arious third chapter to the frighteningly funny five-star monster smash!
This time, the stage can’t contain the creepiness as an extra devious dimension is added to the fearsome fun! Even the audience is not safe from the terrifying touch of fear! Seriously.

Brought to life by:
“Cadaverous” Christian Hadley
“Evil” Ed Cuddy
“Living Dead” Luke Falconer
“Awful” Audra Lesosky
“Awful-er” Alan MacKenzie
“Gory” George McRobb
“Haunting” Heidi Presingular
“Vicious” Veronica Ternopolski 
“Two-Headed” Theresa Thomson
“Loathsome” Lauren Williamson

Thursday, July 18, 2013 • 1:45 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013 • 3:45 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013 • 11:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013 • 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 • 10:45 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2013 • 6:00 PM

Aspergers: a tale of a Social Misfit by Adam Schwartz
Pantages Playhouse Theatre, 180 Market Ave E
Tickets:$ 9 ($8 for seniors and students)

High school can be a real challenge, especially when you have Aspergers. Join the bumpy ride as Adam Schwartz navigates through high school and then finds his place in the local comedy scene, all while attempting to make friends and win over the ladies!

Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:30 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013 5:45 PM
Sunday, July 21, 2013 11:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013 9:30 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 1:30 PM
Friday, July 26, 2013 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013 7:15 PM

July 6, 2013

Winnipeg Fringe 2013: SOLID GOLD MOORE l The Wife l Rom Com

Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 2 Forks Market Road

SOLID GOLD MOORE is a collection of new comedy songs and sketches by 
The Comedian Formally Known As Ronald George Moore. 
The songs have been accumulated at Winnipeg's COMEDY AT THE CAVERN shows. 
And it's all wrapped up in a game show. 

Tickets are $10 each.
** Friday matinee at 1:30 is 2 tix for $10!

Air-Conditioned Venue
Wheelchair Accessible
Free Transit to the Forks for Fringe

Venue #17 Colin Jackson Studio, 393 Portage Avenue
Tickets $10 ($9 for students and seniors)
Presented by Snakeskin Jacket

From the brilliant mind of Tom Noonan (What Happened Was . . .
comes this Obie-winning black comedy. 
The Wife is a hilarious meditation on the age of therapy and the trauma of modern relationships. When Jack and Rita settle down in their new age paradise for an intimate dinner, Jack’s patient drops in for an unexpected visit with his outrageously candid wife. 

Thursday July 18 5:00 PM
Friday, July 19, 9:45 PM
Saturday, July 20, and Friday, July 26, 9:45 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 3:45 PM
Thursday, July 25, 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 27, 5:45 PM

The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue

Monkey Centurion Productions is back for the third year with:
Rom Com
Written and directed by Gio Navarro
Jesse Boulet
Jessica Cuddy
Renell Jefren Tabion Doneza
Jean-Marc Lafond
Teela Tomassetti-Hickey

This year’s production is an homage to the romantic comedies that make us laugh, make us cry, make us believe in love and look for the fairy tale within our own lives.  From the genre made popular by such movies as Sleepless in Seattle, She’s All That, and Starship Troopers, comes a romantic comedy about two people who make things more difficult than they need to be.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 5:30 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013 3:45 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:15 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013 10:30 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:15 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 7:00 PM
Friday, July 26, 2013 5:15 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013 4:00 PM

July 5, 2013

2013 Soca Reggae Festival Winnipeg l Craig Street Cats' Spa Wrap Day l Farewell 274 Album Release

This will be the 8th annual Soca Reggae Festival at the Old Market Square location
on the weekend of July 12 to 14, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

July 13, 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
The cost of the wrap is $30 and $5 from each wrap will be donated to Craig Street Cats.
Please register in advance - (204) 421-1919 or Email 

Join Craig Street Cats for an afternoon of self indulgent fun!
Come get wrapped, pamper yourself, and help the critters at the same time!
Wrap representatives, Sharon Kowalski Leggatt and Jennifer Maslow will apply the wraps and explain the process.

Farewell 274 Album Release Party at CCFM
July 16, at 8 pm
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 boulevard Provencher, in Salle Antoine-Gaborieau
Tickets are $10, on sale at Music Trader and Into the Music, and by emailing

Know-a-sad Music is thrilled to announce the release of a live compilation album,
"Farewell 274: Winnipeg’s Jazz Community Celebrates Aqua Books".

With performances by Nowosad, Kirby, Rattai, Amber Epp, Sol James, Rayannah Kroeker, Will Bonness, Luke Sellick, and many other special guests.

Farewell was recorded live at Aqua Books in the spring of 2012, showcasing many of the great artists that performed there. Made up of entirely original music, the collection contains both vocal and instrumental music, from internationally-renowned veterans such as Steve Kirby, Quincy Davis, and Laurent Roy, to up-and-comers such as Sheena Rattai, Sol James, and Curtis Nowosad.

July 3, 2013

Darcy Tetreault l M.J. Domet l Wes Henderson l ChiSeriesWinnipeg l Open Mic Tapas Night

July 9, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Poverty and Development in Latin America

Through a critical analysis of public policies and development pathways, Poverty and Development in Latin America provides nuanced responses to these questions. The major conclusion reached is that poverty reduction cannot be sustained with an anti-poverty strategy based only on social inclusion and economic assistance, or humanitarian relief.

Darcy Tetreault is Research Professor Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico.

July 9, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Waves Of Blue Light: Heal The Heart And Free The Soul

Waves Of Blue Light, the Spirit Book Of The Year 2012 winner, empowers the reader to look into his own heart and soul and begin healing from within. 

M.J. Domet, an inspirational speaker and workshop facilitator, has helped hundreds of people to develop powerful inner communication skills. 

July 16, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Private Collection: A Richard Lion Adventure

Antonio DeNardi was known as The Bishop, a master art and jewel thief who had amassed a fortune. A late night telephone call devastates the now older and frail DeNardi. 

Author of The Road to Lancaster Manor, Wes Henderson enjoys tending to the yard, boating, reading, writing, and building rocking horses and rocking motorcycles, which he donates to fundraisers.

July 17, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

An evening of readings with local authors Andrew Davidson (The Gargoyle), David Annandale (Gethsemane Hall) and Sierra Dean (The Secret McQueen Series). 
The event will be hosted by S.M. Beiko (The Lake and the Library). 

The Chiaroscuro Reading Series is a Canadian speculative fiction-exclusive reading series, sponsored by ChiZine Publications. It is open to the public and offers readings from authors of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and horror. 

Prairie Ink Open Mic Tapas Night
July 17, 9:00 pm until 11:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Hosted by Karen Neilsen
Registration begins at 8:30 pm with 11 musicians selected by lottery. 

Each musician will have 10 minutes on stage. Solo performances preferred although there is no objection to a backup musician or duo. Do not bring the band. We are only interested in original acoustic music. No covers. No drum kits. No heavy metal. We provide the sound system and mic. Bring your own guitar, keyboard, harmonica or hand drum. All ages and music welcome. A tapas menu will be available throughout the night. 

These evenings will continue the first Wednesday of every month. 
For more information call Karen at 204-975-2659.

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll-Free 1-800-561-1833)

July 1, 2013

Leanne Shirtliffe l Sean Trinder l Tish Heath l Stuart Horwitz l Jolanta Sokalski and Zbigniew Sokalski

July 7, 2:00 - 4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
Don’t Lick the Minivan and Other Things I Never Thought I’d Say to My Kids

As a woman used to traveling and living the high life in Bangkok, Leanne Shirtliffe recognized the constant fodder for humour while pregnant with twins in Asia's sin city. But in spite of deep-fried bug cuisine and nurses who cover newborn bassinets with plastic wrap, Shirtliffe manages to keep her babies alive for a year with help from a Coca-Cola deliveryman, several waitresses, and a bra factory. 

Leanne Shirtliffe is an award-winning humour blogger for the Huffington Post, Nickelodeon’s, and the Calgary Herald.

July 7, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Maybe I’ll Catch Fire

Vincent Talbot is moving on with his life.  After a violent manic episode two years previous landed him in jail, Vincent sets out on a path to redemption. The story illustrates what it is like living as a young person in a city known as the Murder Capital of Canada.  

Sean Trinder, a Red River College Cre Comm graduate, has been writing since 1999.

July 8, 2:00 - 4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
two books in the series The Indie Adventures of Marsy Clemens
Between the Ditches and Nerdy Little Secrets

Follow Marsy Clemens, a lusty, nerdy, shy, slightly desperate girl through her Canadian coming of age adventure. There's a road trip, entrepreneurship, a new step family, deaths, boys, a Hawaiian vacation, inventions, a bank robbery, a tsunami and a new dress. 

Tish Heath reads, travels, hoards crafting supplies, and loves people.

July 8, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
Blueprint Your Bestseller: Organize and Revise Any Manuscript With the Book Architecture Method

Stuart Horwitz offers a step-by-step process for revising your manuscript.  This proven approach to revision has helped authors of both fiction and nonfiction, as well as writers across all media from theater to film to TV. 

Stuart Horwitz is the founder of Book Architecture, and holds two master’s degrees: one in literary aesthetics, and one in East Asian studies.

July 8, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Small Works Gallery Opening – The Doubled Charm of Modern Glass
by Jolanta Sokalska and Zbigniew Sokalski

Join us early for dinner - artist's talk will begin promptly at 7:30 pm.
Reservations are recommended - call 204-975-2659 to reserve a table.

Jolanta Sokalski and Zbigniew Sokalski have both been pursuing art for many years, beginning with their study at the Lyceum of Fine Arts. They continued their art education for another five years at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland, both leaving with Master of Fine Arts Degrees. 

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll-Free 1-800-561-1833)