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October 31, 2013

Oak Hammock Marsh Bison Dinner, Trivia Night and Workshops l WSO: Everett Hopfner & Umi Garrett l Shelmerdine l Storytelling with Sue Proctor

Weather Workshop by Barry Konzelman, a meteorology expert.
November 9 - 1 to 3 p.m. 
Workshop fee is $5 plus admission. Pre-register by November 6

20th Anniversary of the Oak Hammock Centre Bison Dinner
November 15 - 6 p.m. 
Members $36 non-members $42 l Pre-registration is required by November 13.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) Workshop
November 20 - 12 to 2 p.m. 
Mapping simulation as well as hands-on use of GPS, and geocaching, a scavenger hunt involving GPS and GIS. 
Workshop fee is $5 plus admission.

Astronomy Night - "Astrophotography - Not for the faint hearted"
November 21 - 7 p.m. 
Jay Anderson will introduce you to the whole field, from the type of telescope to use, the mountings to consider, the cameras, and a discussion of basic processing.  

Second annual Trivia Night fundraising event
November 23 - 6:30 p.m. 
Registration is $10 per person and participants will be divided in teams of 4 and 6. 
Tickets can be purchased at the Interpretive Centre. 
Enjoyable nature related skill-testing questions as well as a silent and rainbow auction (snacks are available for purchase as well as a cash bar). All proceeds will go towards wetland education programming. 

Kids Nature Craft Club
 November 30 - 1 p.m. l Pre-registration l Workshop fee is $5 plus admission. 
Discover the many ways plants and animals get ready for winter. 
Make a beautiful place-mat for your table using colourful leaves. 
Appropriate for children ages 5 to 10. 

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is on highway 67 between
highways #7 and #8. Call (204) 467-3300,  Jacques Bourgeois

November 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. 
The Winnipeg Art Gallery
Tickets: $20 - (students $5 at the door only); also available at McNally Robinson Booksellers. 
Please call 204-944-9431 to inquire about a subscription or a brochure of our concert series. 

Please stay for a post-concert recital - and meet Everett Hopfner!

Everett Hopfner, a proud native of Ste. Rose du Lac, has been celebrated for his passionate and inventive performances of contemporary repertoire!  He graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance) in 2010 at Brandon University, and was also a 2008 WMC Scholarship winner.  He is the 36th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition Winner 

November 15 - BUY  l November 16 - BUY 

Umi Garrett, the winner of the highest award of the International Chopin Competition and J.S. Bach Competition, is in demand as a performer with the world's greatest orchestras.  

Mozart's Jupiter Symphony culminating in a breathtaking finale whose fusion of five separate melodies is as triumphant as the day it was composed. 

WSO Box Office, Winnipeg: 204.949.3999 l Brandon: 204.725.1165 (toll free)

November 14, 9 am to 8 pm

Save 15% on all your purchases this day only!
- Earn Bonus Bucks 
- Enjoy free hot apple cider and food sampling 
- Enter to win fabulous door prizes!

Sue Proctor: Mime, Clowning and Storytelling 
Monday, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, for 5 weeks beginning November 18
Rory Runnells Studio, Room 504, Artspace, 100 Arthur.
Cost $110 for 5 classes l To register or for more info contact Sue 

Techniques for cultivating creative thinking, problem-solving, focused on clowning to explore the expression of your own creativity. Develop a storytelling persona, and learn to use humour.  This class is for actors, storytellers, writers, students, artists and service providers.

Sue Proctor is a performer and workshop leader with the Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival and has developed many original stories and theatre pieces. A teacher with MTYP, Artists in the Schools and a member of the Manitoba Storytelling Guild, Sue has a M.A. in Theatre and Development, as well as background in commedia dell’arte, arts education, theatre for people with disabilities, and clown performance.

October 28, 2013

Judith Panson l Christie Dawn l Daniel Ash & Halloween Party l Bingo Bowl 2013 l PLATFORM: 8 x 10 Fundraiser l Winnipeg Studio Theatre Fundraiser: Villains and Vixens l Manitoba Writers' Guild Fundraiser l Susie Livingston Benefit

Wayne Arthur Gallery, 186 Provencher Blvd
Places Revisited - Paintings and Fibre By Judith Panson
Opening November 3: 1 to 4 PM
And continues to November 27
Tuesday to Saturday 11 AM to 5 PM
For more information call Bev at 477-5249

This show is a journey down memory lane - for media, thoughts, enthusiasms as well as actual physical places.

Judith Panson, graduate in fine art from Plymouth and London Universities, has taught art from elementary through college.  She has work in Gwen Fox Gallery, Selkirk, the Winnipeg Art Gallery Rental and Sales in Smith Gallery, Winnipeg as well as Wayne Arthur Gallery in
St. Boniface. She also has her work in the Garry Street Gallery online.

November 3, 1:00pm until 5:00pm
SEED Winnipeg Inc, 80 Salter Street

RAINBOW EARTH - Creations By Christie Dawn: Fall Art Show & Sale!
Looking for unique gift ideas & decor? Look no further! Bright, colourful and fun paintings and various hand-painted items will be on display and available for purchase!
Hope to see you all there!

The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street
November 7, 9:30 pm 
Tickets at Hungover Empire, Soul Survivors, Into The Music, Ticketmaster 

Hungover Empire presents: DANIEL ASH of BAUHAUS
Founding member of the groundbreaking Bauhaus, Tones on Toil, and Love and Rockets, guitarist, singer and songwriter Daniel Ash distinguished himself in the world of alternative rock during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s.

$100 Gift Card: Best 80s Gothic / New Romantic Outfit
$50 Gift Card: Biggest Hair
$25 Gift Card: Scariest Outfit
$25 Gift Card: Most Congenial Costumer
Visit Hungover Empire's Accessories table to add pizzazz to your costume!

BODY PAINTING ART by Mardi GrasFace Art - custom Face Art for $10 and up.
ART & MODELS with Drawn & Plastered

November 8, 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm
Windsor Lanes, 678 Elizabeth Rd

Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) presents 
Bingo Bowl 2013 featuring the BT Bruisers vs. the Pug Thugs.
Bowling starts at 8:00 pm.
Tickets $15 each (3 Games, Shoe Rental, unlimited pop and lunch)
Supporter/Non-Bowler Tickets are $5 each. 

Email us to reserve your lane and to help us gather Silent Auction Donations.

Wear your favourite Football Team Jersey or a Pug/Boston Terrier themed shirt and be entered into a draw!  There will be a Silent Auction, Door Prizes and a 50/50 Draw and more!

November 9

Silent Auction Featuring Work from Garry Neill Kennedy, 
Ian August, Erica Eyres, Jeff Funnell and Divya Mehra

November 9, 7:00 pm
Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Club Room
Tickets 60.00 (with a 40.00 tax receipt) Call (204) 942-6537

A cabaret featuring the deliciously evil characters in Broadway musicals. 
From The Mad Hatter in Wonderland to Miss Hannigan in Annie 
Tatiana Carnevale
Dorothy Carroll
Aaron Hutton
Heather Madill
Julie Lumsden
Aaron Pridham
Andrea Macasaet 
Darren Martens
Debbie Maslowsky
Sam Plett
Paula Potosky
Kim Rampersad
Haley Vincent
Martin Wilson
Honouree: Brenda Gorlick, one of Winnipeg's most prolific director/choreographers.

Eat, Drink and Be Literary - A Fundraising Dinner for the Manitoba Writers' Guild
Prairie Ink Restaurant at McNally Robinson Booksellers
November 10, 6:00 pm
Tickets are $45 - call 204-975-2659

A delicious four-course meal, readings by Manitoba writers, including David Bergen, Chadwick Ginther, Carolyn Gray and Kelly Hughes, and some wonderful music to aid in digestion and conversation.  We hope you can join us for this wonderful event.

Susie Livingston Benefit
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street
November 10

*Mod Club DJs: Chico & The Invisible Man
*Gerry Atwell
*James Cohen & The Prairie Roots Rockers 
*Rod Hussey 
*Mark Reeves 

This evening is in honour of Susan to help through a difficult time by having a fun social evening.  Silent auction donations are encouraged as well.

October 27, 2013

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra: Concerts, Gifts and a Raffle l dig! Rent Party

The Hockey Sweater
November 3 - BUY

Composer Abigail Richardson-Schulte's The Hockey Sweater is based on Roch Carrier's classic Canadian story about a boy who was forced to wear a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater in his hockey-mad Québec town. Narrated by Roch Carrier and brought to life by the original illustrations. We will celebrate the Winnipeg Jets, with musicians in hockey jerseys.

Watch The Hockey Sweater

The WSO's new lobby display!  

Each photo displays each musician's name and instrument. To Adopt-A-Musician to support the WSO getting to Carnegie Hall, please contact Sarah Lund or call 204-949-3987.

Our Men and their Instruments 2013/2014 calendar  
$10 each
Featuring our very own orchestra members.

Whole Note Necklace

Handcrafted sterling silver Whole Note necklace designed by Hilary Druxman.
Proceeds support the WSO trip to Carnegie Hall.
$40 at WSO performances at Centennial Concert Hall, or order

Yamaha Baby Grand Piano Raffle 

The proceeds help to underwrite the artistic costs of the orchestra.
500 tickets printed l 50 great prizes l 1 in 10 chances to win
Grand prize draw is November 16, 10:00 pm

The WSO gratefully acknowledges St. John's Music, Yamaha and the following artists:
Alexus, Ludolf Grollé, Parvin Shere, Miriam Rudolph and Sandy Glass.  Download the brochure.

Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg Presents   

36th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition Winner
November 10, 2 p.m.
The Winnipeg Art Gallery

Please join us for a post-concert recital - and meet Everett Hopfner!
This amazing Canadian pianist - a proud native of Ste. Rose du Lac - has been celebrated for his passionate and inventive performances of contemporary repertoire!

Tickets at McNally Robinson Booksellers $20 - (students $5 at the door only).
Please call 204-944-9431 about a subscription or a brochure of our concert series.

WSO Box Office, 555 Main Street
Winnipeg: 204.949.3999 or email
Brandon: 204.725.1165 (toll free)

4th annual dig! magazine Rent Party
November 7, 7:30 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne St.
Tickets are $25 in advance by phone at 989-4656 or email Tyler Sneesby
or in person the Jazz Winnipeg office, 007-100 Arthur St., and the Park Theatre.
Funding Winnipeg's one-and-only jazz publication.  Featuring fantastic prizes, and
live jazz by Quincy Davis and Promise; the Alumni All-Stars; and the U of M Jazz Faculty. 
For Editor-in-Chief Steve Kirby, dig! magazine is the soul and voice of the community.

October 26, 2013

The Buzkashi Boys - Afghanistan Fundraiser l Winnipeg Harvest's 2013 Empty Bowl Soup-er Lunch l WSO: Up Close & Musical l November 2013 Music: McNally Robinson & Skywalk Concerts

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan Fundraiser
St. Andrew's River Heights United Church, 255 Oak Street
November 2, 5:30 to 9:00 pm
Tickets $35.00 at McNally Robinson, Grant Part Mall

Stand for human rights and education for the women and children of Afghanistan! 
In doing so, you'll be treated to an evening of delicious, authentic Afghan cuisine and 
a screening of an Academy award nominated film, The Buzkashi Boys of Kabul. 

If you are interested in trying authentic Afghan cuisine, please be sure to check out this awesome fundraising event/dinner. All proceeds go to furthering educational initiatives in Afghanistan. - Courtney Rae Jones

November 6, 11:30 am until 1:30 pm
Winnipeg Harvest's 2013 Empty Bowl Soup-er Lunch

Join us for a Soup Lunch!
Tickets are $10 and available IN PERSON at the MTS Centre Ticketmaster or
BY PHONING Winnipeg Harvest at 204-982-3672.

You could win a $500 Promotional Travel Credit Certificate from VIA Rail Canada.

The Women's Committee of the WSO presents Up Close & Musical
November 3, 2 pm, Reception to follow
the Great Hall at Canadian Mennonite University - North Campus, 500 Shaftsbury
Adults $25  Students $10
Tickets - Mc Nally Robinson, WSO Concerts or call Karen 204-338-6399

David Moroz, piano
Gwen Hoebig, concertmaster of the WSO

At McNally's…


Adley Kurtz
Friday November 1, 8:00 pm

Grace Hrabi Trio
Saturday November 2, 8:00 pm

The Tims
Friday November 8, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Blues Rock

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday November 9, 8:00 pm

Jenelle Salanguit & Cole Moreau
Friday November 15, 8:00 pm

Blazz Trio
Saturday November 16, 8:00 pm

Robert Burton Trio
Friday November 22, 8:00 pm

Anne-Marie Williot
Saturday November 23, 8:00 pm

Major Squeeze
Friday November 29, 8:00 pm

Paulo Borges Trio
Saturday November 30, 8:00 pm

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

And at the Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, Carol Shields Auditorium
12:10 - 12:50
Free, drop in and lunches welcome!

Skywalk Concert: WSO Presents

November 14: Serenity: Music for Harp & Flute
Richard Turner, harp; Laura MacDougall, flute

November 21: My Favourite Things
Simon MacDonald, violin; Cary Denby, piano

November 28: Fables and FHorns - Jennifer Lidstone, narrator
James Robertson, French horn; Carol Pollard, piano; Ken MacDonald, horn

December 5: The St. Andrew’s Handbell Choir

October 23, 2013

MODCLUB Halloween Special l Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Farmers’ Market l November Makers Market l Rachael Kroeker l Ten to a Thousand & Darryl Nepinak l Craig Street Cats' Silpada Jewellery Fundraiser l Craft Sale

MODCLUB Halloween Special
October 31, 9:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street

Wanna have some fun on Halloween?  Of CORPSE you do!!
Join The Invisible Man & DJ Chico + and live band "The Adventures" for some creepy fun!

Trick or treat, dance to that mod mod mod beat! You dig Daddy-O?

Visit a pumpkin patch, get lost in a corn maze,
or dare to check out the October Haunt at Six Pines!

Corn Mazes
A Maze In Corn
Boonstra Farms
Deer Meadow Farms

Pumpkin Patches
A Maze In Corn
Deer Meadow Farms
Meandher Creek Pumpkin Patch
Penner Pumpkins & The Scarecrow Forest
Schwabe Pumpkins

Holiday Farmers’ Market

Nov 14 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Manitoba Hydro Place Gallery, 360 Portage Ave
The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ

Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross
Every First Friday of the Month, 5:00 pm until 9:30 pm 
November Makers Market
$2 donation at the door, but no one will be turned away.

We Feature three musical acts every month, and also work hard to bring vendors who sell food, coffee, and dainties so you can make it a night out!

Interested in being a vendor? Email us  Deadline for applications is October 28.

November 1 to 13 
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
Stratascape: An Exploration of Surface Layers
Nov 1, 7 - 10 pm - opening reception with wine, cheese, and contemporary ceramic art. 

Through the use of raw unglazed porcelain, Rachael Kroeker has been exploring surface, the relationship created to the viewer/ user in both visual and tactile ways, while balancing form, beauty and functionality.

Urban Shaman Gallery, Suite 203-290 Mcdermot Ave.
November 1 to December 7
Ten to a Thousand : 10th Anniversary of 50-500
Member’s Exhibition + Sale
Opening Reception November 1, 8 pm
Door donation for reception night: $5.00 (artists participating get in free)

Each work can be sold from as low as 10 dollars to a maximum of 1000 dollars and the artist retains 100% of the profit! Last year’s exhibition had over 60 artists from Manitoba, across Canada, and even included international artists.

Outreach Coordinator, Liz Garlicki or phone (204) 942-2674. 

Urban will be showcasing filmmaker Darryl Nepinak from a 10 year span of his career. 
Included: Last of the Nepinaks, I for NDN, Lone Ranger, Indian, Zwe Indianer Aus Winnipeg, plus two new film projects.  Darryl Nepinak (Saulteaux) is currently working on The Band Office, which won the best drama pitch competition at imagineNATIVE 2010. Nepinak is the Video Club Facilitator at the Winnipeg North End Arts Centre.

November 2, 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
Craig Street Cats, 489 Madison St. - Silpada Jewellery Party Fundraiser

Perfect for Christmas gifts or to wear to all those holiday season parties.
100% of the profits from this event go to Craig Street Cats!
Silpada jewellery is handcrafted out of .925 sterling silver and comes with a lifetime replacement warranty.

View the online catalogue, Click on 'shop now', then 'find your hostess' for the CSC event.
Advance sales count toward our total, so feel free to shop ahead of time!

The Craig Street Cats fundraising team is looking for one new monthly donor per day, for the next 30 days. Donors cover shelter's costs such as vet bills, food, utilities and equipment and provide a stable source of funding.
We can also accept postdated cheques. 
For more info, please email us. Thank you, Michelle Finley, Volunteer Director of Fundraising

Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) at
Dakota Community Centre 26th Annual Craft Sale
Jonathan Toews Arena/Dakota Community Centre, 1188 Dakota Street

November 2 at 10:00 am until November 3 at 4:00 pm

October 22, 2013

Tchaikovsky l Lorne Heshka: Orchids l Hans Arnold l Bryan Scott & Bartley Kives l Nick Ternette l Scotiabank Giller Light Bash l Terry Brooks

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra presents a Tchaikovsky Roundtable
October 29, 7:30 pm in the Atrium

James Manishen (Artistic Director of the WSO) will moderate a discussion with Alexander Mickelthwaite (WSO Conductor and Music Director) and David Moroz (Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society) on the influence of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the historical events of this week leading up to November 6, the 120th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s death.

October 30, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Gardening Talk on Growing Tropical Orchids in your Home

Lorne Heshka will discuss the basics of growing tropical orchids in a home setting. He has served as President of the Manitoba Orchid Society as well as Vice-President of the Canadian Orchid Congress. Lorne has written articles on orchids, illustrated with his photographs for a number of publications.

November 1, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Up North: Manitoba’s Last Frontier 

Photographic images of Manitoba, from the southern tip of Lake Winnipeg to the timeless shores of Reindeer Lake in the north-west and the frozen tundra of Churchill in the north-east. 

Hans Arnold is the author of Wish you were here: Photographic Images of the Canadian Landscape

November 3, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg

Winnipeg inspires intense and contradictory emotions from residents, visitors and people who have never even ventured to Manitoba capital. The city at the centre of North America inspires a profound sense of ambivalence, stuck as it is between a colourful and triumphant early history, a long period of 20th-Century decline and an uncertain if optimistic future. 

Bryan Scott has been documenting the city since 2005. He maintains the photo blog Winnipeg Love Hate and self-published a book of photos from the site in 2010. 

Bartley Kives has been writing about urban affairs, pop culture, travel and sustainability since the 1990s. He is reporter-at-large for the Winnipeg Free Press. His first book, A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba, has become a Canadian bestseller.

A Celebration of Nick Ternette’s Rebel Without a Pause: The Nick Ternette Story
November 4, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

For over forty years, Nick was the loudest voices of the Left; he ran for mayor and never shied away from asking elected officials tough questions. A champion of the rights of the poor and the disabled, sustainable ecology and public transit as well as a leader in Winnipeg’s peace movement, Nick was a thorn in the side of politicians and city officials for decades. 

November 5, 2013, 6:00 to 9:00 PM in Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery 
$40 including tax - in advance either in person at Prairie Ink 
or by calling Rebecca Haverluck at 204-975-2659
All funds raised from the event support Frontier College’s literacy programs.

McNally Robinson Booksellers have been hosting the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash for Literacy in Winnipeg since 2005. Head chef Karen Nielsen has developed a dinner featuring Prairie Ink specialities.  Watch the broadcast on a big screen with local celebrities, academics, and authors. Hosted by John Toews, Events Coordinator. 

November 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Witch Wraith, the final novel in Brooks' new trilogy The Dark Legacy of Shannara

Terry Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the Dark Legacy of Shannara adventures Wards of Faerie and Bloodfire Quest; the nonfiction book Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life; and the novel based upon the screenplay and story by George Lucas, Star Wars:® Episode I The Phantom Menace.™ His novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word were selected by the Rocky Mountain News as two of the best science fiction/fantasy novels of the twentieth century. 

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

October 19, 2013

Chrysalis 2013 l Moses Mayes l Halloween Events: GOPHER and DJ Co-op & DJ Hunnicutt l "BLAM!" 3 Comic Art l CancerCare: Tea with Fran Drescher l Rhubarb’s Theatre Issue l palimpsest and Quit, India l The 2013 Global Justice Film Festival l The Masquerade l Craft Sale

Gallery Lacosse, 169 Lilac Street
Chrysalis 2013 runs from Oct 25 - Nov 8

Opening Night October 25, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Come and see our 11 talented Deaf artists: Vanecia Austria, Campion Bourque,
Alice Crawford, Jocelynn Johnson, Brenda Roznowski, Jo-Ann Schroeder,
Jessica Szacilowski, Judyta Szacilowski, Coleen Turner, Denise Watson-Jarigen,
and Dana Zimmer. And California Guest Deaf Artist, Joshua Lacosse

Live performance by ASL Storyteller Christine Mitchell and video ASL storytelling
by Joanna Hawkins.  ASL Interpreters will be on site to bridge communications.

October 25, 10:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street

Moses Mayes' new album, featuring Maiko Watson on vocals, will be released online on Nov 1.
Advance copies of the cd will be available at the show. We'll be playing through the whole album and, of course, a selection from past albums and some of our favourite covers.

Tickets available at ticketmaster, Soul Survivors, Into the Music and Moses Mayes

2nd Annual GOPHER THE CURE Halloween Dance
October 26, 8:00 pm
St James Legion #41755, Portage Avenue
$12 - All proceeds will be given to the Canadian Cancer Society!

Last year I created the GOPHER THE CURE to raise money to help fight cancer. This year it is in honor of my stepmother Minda Dobres and my Safta (Grandmother) Malkah Mansoor who lost her battle with breast cancer when I was too young to remember her... So this year we fight for them as well as all others with Cancers of all types.  Let's get together, have fun and fight breast cancer.  Mark DaGopher Dobres or call 204-294-4263

October 26, 9:30 pm
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue
18+ w Photo ID

DJ Co-op & DJ Hunnicutt are proud to have invented:
"HALLOWEEN" Annual Social Event

*with LAMBO*

Advance Tickets $10 available at Music Trader and The Urban Bakery (Tub)

Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street (2nd floor)

The exhibit runs from October 26 to November 5 

Costume Event Opening Reception: October 26, 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm
If you can't arrive in costume, you can leave as a zombie! 
Provided by special FX artist John Royce Izzard

October 27, 12:30 pm
$100 - $200
Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue

The Guardian Angels will host the 22nd annual Benefit - High Tea to raise funds in support of women's cancer. CancerCare Manitoba is counting on our help.

Our special guest is the star of the hit TV series The Nanny Fran Drescher.
Fran started the Cancer Schmancer Foundation to transform women from patients into medical consumers, and to shift the priority from searching for a cancer cure towards prevention and early detection of cancer.
The afternoon will feature a fashion show with cancer survivors modelling the latest fashions.

Contact: email or phone 204-956-1720

October 27 - Doors open at 2:00, program at 3:00
Sam’s Place, 159 Henderson Highway

The Mennonite Literary Society launches Rhubarb’s Mennonite Theatre issue.
Reserved seats are $25.00 or $45.00 for two online or by contacting Victor Enns.
Featuring Steven Ratzlaff presenting a monologue and
actress Maggie Nagle reading from Patrick Friesen’s “crazy bone.”
Both playwrights are featured in the issue edited by Per Brask. The winners of the Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre (WMT) one-act play writing contest will be announced. Faspa follows the program including veggies, buns, cheese, sausage, fruit and Rhubarb Platz.

PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts 
October 28, 8 pm in the gallery

PLATFORM announces the launch of our publications: palimpsest and Quit, India. 
Snacks and refreshments will be served, all are welcome to attend. 
palimpsest editor, J.J. Kegan McFadden and Visual Artist Divya Mehra will be in attendance.

palimpsest is an anthology for the programming that took place at PLATFORM during the 2012 programming year. 

Quit, India. documents Divya Mehra's two recent solo exhibitions: Turf War presented at PLATFORM in 2010 and The Party is Over, presented at Artspeak (Vancouver) in 2011.
It includes essays by: Amy Fung, Natasha Bissonauth and Kendra Place.

November 1 (evening) and November 2 (all day)
The 2013 Global Justice Film Festival c/o Manitoba Council for International Cooperation
University of Winnipeg campus at 515 Portage Avenue

This year the theme is “Creating the World We Want”

Symphony of the Soil - Directed by Deborah Koons Garcia
November 1, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 4M31 (Manitoba Hall), 515 Portage Avenue
Best American Film, Traverse City Film Festival

November 2: over twenty films about social justice and local and international development.

Information can be found at our website, by calling (204) 987-6420, or email
Purchase tickets 

November 1 - Doors 7:15 pm, Show: 8:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave
Tickets: $25 at the door, $20 in advance purchased through:
Ticketmaster, WECC or call (204) 783 6918, email MAP or call (204) 942 8941
Attire: Formal Masquerade
The Masquerade will feature theatrical performances by Sarah Constible, Trish Cooper, Michael Nathanson, Ellen Peterson, Outside Joke, as well as a musical performance
by Red Moon Road – Amplified. 
Hosted by director Christopher Brauer with a benediction delivered by Rick Chafe.
Also red carpet photographs, appetizers, a cash bar, a silent auction and dancing. 
The Masquerade celebrates Winnipeg’s theatrical accomplishments, while raising funds for the Manitoba Association of Playwrights (MAP).
With so many members of our theatre community in the spotlight this year, there is no better time to celebrate our successes,
Rory Runnells, the Co-ordinator of the Manitoba Association of Playwrights. 
Confusion Corner Craft Sale - Many local artists
420 Corydon Ave, at the Masonic Centre
Nov 2, 10 - 4
Lunch and free parking available 

October 18, 2013

Hostile Life, The Bad Nerves & Unbelievable Bargains l SELLOUTS Poetry Slam l Halloween Party l Alex MacKenzie: Backbone & Rayograms

October 24, 10:00 pm l DOORS AT 9:30
The Windsor Hotel - Blues Bar, 187 Garry Street

THE UNBELIEVABLE BARGAINS - Nice boys, nice songs. 

THE BAD NERVES - Synth punk idiots(Probably too sad to show up)

HOSTILE LIFE - Back from the dead......

SELLOUTS (A Winnipeg Poetry Slam Fundraiser)
October 25, 8:00 pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street

Your Winnipeg Poetry Slam Team is auctioning themselves off to the highest bidder to raise money for NATIONALS in Montreal. Come out and have some fun with us. Let's help Team Winnipeg go kick some poetic tail at CFSW 2013 Montreal!

Exchange Community Church, 75 Albert Street, (south of McDermot)
October 25, 8:00 pm

We are going to have a Halloween show, it's going to be kooky!!
This Hisses will play, J Riley Hill and the Magic Bears will play. 
There will be a costume contest!!
Some other stuff will happen!!!!

October 24, 26 and 27
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street

Alex MacKenzie is a deeply respected experimental film artist working primarily with 16mm analog film equipment and hand processed imagery, creating works of expanded cinema, light projection installation, and projector performance. His work screens internationally at film festivals, galleries and alternative screening spaces

October 24 - Alex will introduce Backbone, a two-part program which puts some perspective on the early work of Vancouver’s cinema underground. 

October 26, 10 am - 4 pm, Alex will be teaching a Rayograms workshop - objects are placed on the surface of the film, exposed to light, and processed to negative. 

October 27 - Explore how to work with 16mm projection devices to allow an expansion of their potential and a re-purposing of their function.

October 17, 2013

Battling The Flu Virus l MATE Pre-SAGE Event l Laura Simms l Aaron Burnett l Robert William Sandford l Steven Heighton l Kimberley Clarke l Don Newman l Robin Esrock

Café Scientifique: The Battle Against the Flu Virus
October 24, 7:00 pm in the Atrium.

Panelists include Dr. Fred Aoki (U of M); Dr. Kevin Coombs (U of M); Joanne Embree (Canadian Paediatric Society, U of M, and Manitoba Institute of Child Health; and 
Dr. Trica Racine (Public Health Agency of Canada). 
The moderator this evening is Dr. Greg Hammond (Board Member, Pan Provincial Vaccine Enterprise (PREVENT); Professor, Medical Microbiology, U of M). 
Please join us for a lively discussion, debate, and refreshments. 
Please RSVP by email or call 204.474.6689.

October 24, 7:00 pm in the Health Alcove

This pre-SAGE conference event from the Manitoba Association of Teachers of English features readings from Manitoba authors Carolyn Hoople Creed, Marjorie Deluca, Colleen Nelson, and Dr. Karen Smith.  The readings will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

October 24, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling

This book helps readers understand the power of storytelling as a profound and unique art form combining modern solo theater, spoken literature, spirituality, and direct oral tradition akin to ancient ritual. 

Laura Simms, author of A Long Way Gone, is engaged in individual and community transformation. 

October 25, 2:30 pm in the Atrium
Free performance of songs from his latest Children’s CD Think Green.

Aaron Burnett is a Juno nominated children’s entertainer. Aaron’s first three CDs 
‘Call of the Wild’, ‘Get Off the Couch’ and ‘Canadian Critters’ are all critically acclaimed.

October 25, 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Saving Lake Winnipeg
Lake Winnipeg was recognized by the Global Nature Fund as the world's "Threatened Lake of the Year" for 2013. The toxin produced by the bacteria that bloom in Lake Winnipeg each summer is now being detected in water bodies across Canada. The deteriorating state of the lake and the pervasive presence of these toxins must now be recognized as a growing threat to both Canada and the United States.
Robert William Sandford is a respected authority on freshwater issues as they relate to climate change and disruption. In 2011 he was invited to be an adviser on water issues by the InterAction Council. He is the author of 20 books on the history and ecology of the Canadian mountain West.

October 26, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
An afternoon with the author of The Dead Are More Visible 
co-presented by the Manitoba Writers’ Guild

Steven Heighton is the author of the novel Afterlands, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and The Shadow Boxer. Heighton’s most recent novel, Every Lost Country, was a Globe & Mail Best Book. Heighton has been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Trillium Award, and Britain’s W.H. Smith Award.

October 27, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Addie Sinclair: Rumour du Jour

A recent defection from the cast of Silverwoods High Drama Department’s production of Dracula gives Addie Sinclair an opportunity she has been hoping for. Will it be everything she expects?

Third in Kimberley Clarke's Cul de Sac Moon series focusing on the exploits of Addie Sinclair.

October 28, 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Welcome to the Broadcast

Don Newman invites you beyond the broadcast. Featuring an on-stage conversation with The Honourable Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Winnipeg.
Hosted by Terry MacLeod, host of the Weekend Morning Show on CBC Radio One.

Newman has written about his many decades of reporting on Canadian and international politics; from starting as a print and broadcast journalist in Winnipeg then joining Toronto’s Globe and Mail, to becoming CTV’s first Washington correspondent and helping to launch CBC Newsworld.   As senior parliamentary editor of CBC Television News, he anchored live specials and his own national political affairs programs. He helped launch Canada’s first all-news channel, reported for The National, and was a foreign correspondent, with CTV and CBC.

Newman is the Chairman of Canada 2020, a non-partisan forum to further Canadians' political, social and economic well-being.  He is a Member of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of numerous awards, including a Gemini lifetime achievement award in public affairs broadcasting.

October 28, 8:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
The Great Canadian Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences

Travel writer and host Robin Esrock catalogues must-sees, including nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana.

Robin Esrock’s stories have been published in newspapers worldwide. He is also the creator and co-host of the 40-part television series Word Travels, seen on OLN and CityTV in Canada, on National Geographic International, and on Travel Channel.

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

October 15, 2013

Halloween Party & Craft Sale l AN EVENING WITH PANACHE l Anita Daher & Wendy Bailey l MCO: Anne Manson l Chester Brown & Candida Rifkind l Ravenstone’s Mystery Monster Mash l Shirley Grosser

BTPRSM 5th Annual Howl-O-Ween Party & Playgroup
October 27, 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7- 975 Thomas Ave
Price is $5 per family, dogs are free :)

Dogs are welcome to dress up in costumes. 
Prizes for best costume, a 50/50 draw and refreshments for humans and furry friends.
We will have some new craft items and the Show and Save books. 
Can't wait to see all the furkids in their costumes!! 

October 27, 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm (show time is 7:00)
CANAD INNS Windsor Park, Stereo Nightclub, 1034 Elizabeth Road at Lagimodiere
silent auction, an appetizer buffet served after the show and a dance to follow
For more information e-mail or call Alyssa at 982-6150.

PANACHE presents 'AN EVENING WITH PANACHE', the 2013 Faces West Gala Fashion Show & Fundraiser.  They will present a selection of Winnipeg's finest retailers.  

PANACHE will introduce the 2013 Faces West Team, new talent who will be going in November to Vancouver, as well as international guest models. Also presented on the runway will be the Panache Models who are just beginning their professional careers.

The Fashion Show features Fall and Holiday 2013 and includes: 

Choreography and Runway Direction by RHEA BELTRAN and MELANIE DENISET
Hair styling by PREP HAIR SALON
Music by Mike Zaroda of ZARODA MUSIC 

October 21, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Itty Bitty Bits featuring a musical performance from Francis Leonard of the Secondhandpants

When Molly’s mom tells her that she cannot have her friend come for a sleepover until her room is clean, Molly decides it is much too big a job for her. In the end she watches a tiny ant, and sees how he takes on a huge task and gets it done, itty bitty bit, by itty bitty bit.  

Author of nine books for young readers published in Canada and Europe, Anita Daher is also editor at Great Plains Teen Fiction. Wendy Bailey has been a multi media Manitoba artist and illustrator for almost 30 years. Itty Bitty Bits is her third picture book.

October 21, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove 
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat

Anne Manson discussing the respective premieres of Beethoven’s 1st and Haydn’s 102nd symphonies which took place within six years of one another.

October 22, 7:00 pm
Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography: 10th Anniversary Edition
Presented in association with Le Musée de St. Boniface Museum

Louis Riel tells the story of the charismatic nineteenth-century Metis leader. When the collected book appeared in 2003, Brown won widespread acclaim, including two Harvey Awards and inclusion on countless best-of lists. 

Chester Brown is the cartoonist behind the Yummy Fur comic book series, and the author of graphic novels and memoirs, including Paying for It, Louis Riel, and Ed the Happy Clown. He will be joined in conversation by Candida Rifkind, Associate Professor of English at the U of W.

Ravenstone’s Mystery Monster Mash
October 23, 7:00 pm in the Atrium 
Featuring readings by Karen Dudley, Chadwick Ginther, David Annandale 
and Janice MacDonald.

October 23, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
RESILIENCE: Women’s Stories of WWII

RESILIENCE documents the memories of twenty-three women (six from Manitoba) as they describe their involvement with this historic conflict. 

Shirley Grosser spent the war years in a remote First Nations community in northern Manitoba. She is a former professor of Social Work at the University of Manitoba.

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

October 11, 2013

Shelmerdine's Halloween Indoor Haymaze l Craig Street Cats Open House, BBQ and Bake Sale l Joseph Boyden & Katherena Vermette l Hull's Haven Adoption Day l StripTEASE with Miss La Muse l Opera and Dinner at De Luca’s l Colin Mochrie

Shelmerdine's Halloween Funzone - Indoor Haymaze
Bouncy Castle - Ziplines - Face Painting
October 15 - 31
$5 per child
For group bookings please call ahead 204-895-7203 ext 200

Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm 
Thursday  9 am to 8 pm
Closed Sundays     

Proceeds go to Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg

Craig Street Cats Open House, BBQ and Bake Sale 
All activities happening at 489 Madison Street

October 16 is National Feral Cat Day and Craig Street Cats is celebrating. 

October 18 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- Take a tour of the Adoption Centre, meet awesome cats and kittens, and learn more about feral cat colony management, volunteering and fostering for CSC. 
(also on October 19, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)

October 19 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
- Enjoy a tasty BBQ and Bake Sale! All proceeds to support CSC. 

October 20 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
- Help build 8-12 winter shelters for cats in CSC managed feral colonies. 
- Plans will be supplied to those wishing to build their own shelter in the future.
- Space is limited and advance signup will be required.
- Participants must supply protective eye wear. 

October 18, 7:30 pm 
Salle Pauline Boutal at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain 
Tickets are $20 and available at McNally Robinson Booksellers

An evening of readings and conversation with Joseph Boyden in support of his novel The Orenda featuring special guest Katherena Vermette. Co-presented with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival and hosted by Festival Director Charlene Diehl. 

Joseph Boyden’s second novel, Through Black Spruce, was awarded the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named the Canadian Booksellers Association Fiction Book of the Year.

Katherena Vermette's first full length collection of poetry, North End Love Songshas been named finalist for the The Governor General’s Literary Awards, poetry category.

Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue Adoption Day
Pets 101, 2573 Portage Ave
October 19, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm

Come on out and meet our wonderful adoptables. 
Looking to volunteer - this is a great time to meet us. 
We will also have our Hull's Haven merchandise there.

How To StripTEASE For Someone You Love with Miss La Muse
October 20, 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm
$40 for one OR $70 for two - cash only please
Advanced registration at Smitten in Osborne, 4-120 Osborne St. - 204-453-0988
Cancellations up till the day before - refund 50%

Bring items from your own wardrobe (For suggested items) and Miss La Muse will teach you not only how to peel them off, but help you customize your very own striptease routine!
Wear lingerie with confidence and enjoy lingerie the way it should be!

Miss La Muse can be booked for private lessons!
Or add the deluxe service of a personal shopping experience!
Contact for pricing and requests

October 26, 6:30 pm
Dinner at De Luca’s, 950 Portage Avenue, Lower Level

Celebrate la dolce vita with Manitoba Opera and the food aficionados at De Luca's Cooking Studio with fine wine, great food, good company, and superb operatic entertainment.

Join us for an authentic five-course Italian meal prepared by De Luca's Cooking Studio. 
Each course will be demonstrated in the De Luca's kitchen and everyone will leave with recipes. Each table is provided with wine and a cash bar will be available.

For information or to purchase tickets call 204-942-0489 or email 
For a table of eight or ten or to be an event sponsor call Monica at 204-942-0489.

October 29, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 boulevard Provencher
Tickets are $30 for one admission and $40 for a pair.
Each ticket price includes a single copy of the book.
Tickets at McNally Robinson or by calling 204-475-0483

An evening of comedy and conversation in celebration of Colin Mochrie’s Not QUITE the Classics hosted by Al Rae and co-presented by the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

Colin Mochrie has penned a collection of stories. Borrowing from a well-known improv game, Mochrie takes the first and last lines from familiar classics and reimagines everything in between. With the same engaging humour he exhibits on stage, television, and film, he takes the reader in bizarre and hilarious new directions.

He is best known for his roles in "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and "This Hour Has 22 Minutes", and as host of "Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader?"

October 9, 2013

Royal Winnipeg Ballet: The Handmaid's Tale l Margaret Atwood l Ken McGoogan l Dennis Cooley

Royal Winnipeg Ballet: The Handmaid's Tale
Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood
Choreography by Lila York l With the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
October 16 - 20

Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2015, will be brought to life by the RWB dancers.

Artistic Director André Lewis has commissioned a bold adaptation of the dystopian novel. 
Acclaimed New York-based choreographer Lila York will preserve the work’s prophetic spirit and human story. Deftly attuned to highlighting the narrative’s dark romanticism, forbidden desires, and domineering regime, York’s dance drama will transport audiences to a society where human rights have been stripped away. 

October 16, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Margaret Atwood in conversation and signing MaddAddam

MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to the internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy that began with Oryx and Crake.

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty internationally acclaimed books.

October 16, 7:00 pm in the Atrium. 
50 Canadians Who Changed the World

From Tommy Douglas, Pierre Trudeau, John Kenneth Galbraith, Naomi Klein, Marshall McLuhan, Stephen Lewis and Roméo Dallaire to Glenn Gould, David Suzuki, Mike Lazaridis, Margaret Atwood, Oscar Peterson, Leonard Cohen and thirty-seven others, Ken McGoogan shows us why and how Canadians move in the wider world as agents of change.  

Ken McGoogan, author of eleven books, has won the Pierre Berton Award for history. His How the Scots Invented Canada, was a national bestseller.  McGoogan writes a column for Canada’s History magazine, serves with the Public Lending Right Commission, teaches online and is a public speaker across the country.

October 17, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
the stones

Stones - hewn by nature and the hand of man - shelter us, record our grief, provide hope, joy and provide a window into the past. 

Dennis Cooley’s latest collection of poetry brings his playfulness and wit to the very foundations of the earth. Cooley, a key figure in Winnipeg’s literary community for over 30 years, has written over a dozen books of poetry and edited numerous anthologies. 

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

October 6, 2013

Kathleen Crosby l Christian Marclay’s The Clock l WEST: Handmade & Vintage Sale l LEAF: Persons' Day Breakfast l Made By You

Pulse Gallery, Johnson Terminal, The Forks
October 11, 7-9 pm

You are invited to attend the opening reception of "Beauty By The Brushstroke" 
works inspired by spirit, nature, colour and light
Featuring over 30 new works by artist Kathleen Crosby

The Clock Opens at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on October 11. 
Christian  Marclay’s The Clock is a cinematic tour-de-force that unfolds on the screen in real time through thousands of film excerpts that form a 24-hour montage. Appropriated from the last 100 years of cinema's rich history, the film clips chronicle the hours and minutes of the 24-hour period, often by displaying a watch or clock.  The Clock is presented as part of the WAG’s three-year partnership with the National Gallery of Canada.

WAG Director & CEO Stephen Borys: I saw The Clock in Los Angeles in 2011 and then in Ottawa in 2012—and it blew me away!

Related Programs:
24-hour Screenings

Time Travellers Family Sunday • 1:30-4pm, Oct 13 
Explore all aspects of time with games, tours, and a clock-making workshop

Art for Lunch • 12:10pm, Oct 16 
Talk with Paul Butler, Curator of Contemporary Art and Photography

Art Eats • 6pm, Oct 30 
Dinner at Storm Bistro and a talk with Curator Paul Butler and a one-hour viewing

Tick, Talk Panel Discussion • 7:30 pm, Nov 22 
Moderated by Jonah Corne, University of Manitoba Film Studies Department

Winnipeg Etsy Street Team Handmade and Vintage Sale
October 12, 11 am to 4 pm
RA Steen Community Centre
Free Admission and Parking

The WEST sale showcases locally produced handcrafted wares and curated vintage collections. Canteen with locally made goodies (including gluten free and vegan) plus free coffee or tea.

LEAF Manitoba's 23rd annual Persons' Day Breakfast
October 18, 7:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Winnipeg Convention Centre
Topic: Judging Equality
Guest speaker: Madam Justice Sheilah Martin, Court of Queen's Bench, Calgary AB, appointed in June, 2005.

Tickets: $25 at McNally Robinson Booksellers
Manitoba Status of Women (204) 945-6281
LEAF Manitoba (204) 453-1379, or email

Proceeds support the advancement of all women's equality.

In 1929 Canada's highest court of appeal declared that the word "person" included both women and men, making it possible for women to serve in the Senate. It also paved the way for women's increased participation in public and political life. 
The case had been brought before the courts in 1927 by five Alberta women who became known as the "Famous Five" and became known as the Persons Case.

Made By You - 4th Annual Fundraiser
October 26, 1 pm – 4 pm
Canadian Mennonite University, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd (S. Campus, at Grant Ave.) 
Free parking!
Tickets $30, $10 for children under 12 – buy your tickets on-line 
Contact (204) 487-6117 or email for more information

Participate in craft workshops.
Visit with our practicing craftspeople as they do tatting, loom weaving, spinning, knitting, and backstrap weaving.
Purchase a mystery bag with a unique handmade piece inside for only $10.
Browse our Silent Auction of handmade items
Enjoy coffee and cookies, and the company of other craftspeople.