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January 31, 2013

February 2013: Skywalk Lectures and Concerts l PastFORWARD your postcards


Bring your lunch and be informed and entertained!
Wednesdays feature thought-provoking lectures.
Thursdays bring you concerts by an assortment of local musical performers.
Brought to you by the Winnipeg Public Library, the University of Winnipeg, and Virtuosi Concerts.
From 12:10 - 12:50 pm in the Carol Shields Auditorium at the Millennium Library.

LECTURES

February 6
Fun with French Historical Phonetics: Why Winnipeggers Rhyme Lagimodière with Gauthier, with Glenn Moulaison, UWinnipeg Modern Languages & Literatures.

February 13
Computational Chemistry: Saving the World, Two Electrons at a Time,
with Joshua Hollett, UWinnipeg Chemistry.

February 20
Tales from Afghanistan, with Talia Pura, UWinnipeg Education.

February 27
Nutrients and Toxic Algae: The Battle for Lake Winnipeg, with Eva Pip, UWinnipeg Biology


CONCERTS

February 7
A Classical Music Recital, with Richard Konrad on piano.

February 14
Winnipeg Youth Orchestra Chamber Players II, led by Dan Scholz.

February 21
Swingin’ Trio, with Silvia DeLuca, vo- cals, Eli Herscovitch, clarinet & sax,
and Gary Brenner, piano.

February 28
Advanced Piano Students, from the studio of Jacqueline Ryz.

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Do you have historical postcards of Winnipeg that you are willing to contribute to the PastFORWARD Public History digital collection?

Join us at Millennium Library on February 15 & 16, for two days of public scanning sessions. Your content will be digitized on flatbed scanners and then uploaded for submission to the PastFORWARD database.

Call 986-6489 to book your appointment!

January 29, 2013

February Events & Valentine's Day at Oak Hammock Marsh


World Wetland Day / Groundhog Day
February 2

Learn more about wetlands as Oak Hammock Marsh, designated a Wetland of International Importance, proudly celebrates World Wetlands Day.

A colouring contest and special presentations will highlight the importance of wetlands. 



While ordinary groundhogs are sleeping soundly, Manitoba Merv, the weather predicting groundhog, takes on the task of coming out of his den to announce the arrival of spring.

If Merv sees his shadow at sunrise, a late spring will follow.
But if no shadow is seen, an early spring is on its way!

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Snowshoe Workshop
February 10 - 1 p.m.

Discover the different styles of snowshoes and their history.
A snowshoe walk in the marsh and hot chocolate will follow.

Pre-registration is required. 
Workshop fee is $5 plus admission.

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Valentine's Day Dinner
February 14 - 6 p.m.

Enjoy a wonderful dinner at Oak Hammock Marsh this Valentine's Day.
Members : $30 (plus tax) Non-members: $36 (plus tax) 

Reservations are required for this event.
Call (204) 467-3300 until February 9 to purchase your tickets.

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Voyageur Weekend
February 16 to 18

Try our Voyageur Challenge and get ready for some real challenging outdoor activities!
Practice your skills at Bannock Tossing and many other a fun activities.

You can also learn how to make your own delicious Bannock at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. 


Bring your skates and glide on Cattail Pond or take up sponge hockey.
Sticks, nets and pucks are available for your use.

Join an interpreter on a snowshoe walk and look for clues of wildlife activity.
Jackrabbits, coyotes and winter birds are still present and active in the marsh.

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Canvasback Decoy Carving Workshop
February 17, 24 and March 3 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn to carve your very own Canvasback decoy from award winning carvers Harry Williams, John Frye and Ross Gage. 

The head and tail will be carved from white pine, the body from a special watertight bonded cork. The decoy will be fitted with glass eyes, ballasted keel and painted to represent a drake Canvasback.


Cost is $70 for members and $85 for non-members. 

For more information about this workshop call (204) 467-3300.

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Astronomy Night - The Moon
February 21, 7 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of stargazing.
A special theatre presentation followed by an observation session to help you appreciate our moon.

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Kid's Nature Craft Club
February 24 - 1 p.m.

Learn all about wetlands and make a Wetland Shadow Box to take home.

The Club is most appropriate for children ages 5 to 10. 

Pre-registration is recommended.

Workshop fee is $5 plus admission.


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First Goose of the Year Contest
Until March 1st or when the first goose arrives.

Guess the date and time of the arrival of first Canada Goose at Oak Hammock Marsh and win a great prize!!
Last year, the first goose was seen on March 11th. 


To enter, fill out a ballot at the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. 

The contest will close on March 1st or when the first goose is seen.


The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 30 minutes North of Winnipeg.
For more information call (204) 467-3300  Jacques Bourgeois

Assiniboine Park: Clarence Tillenius l SNAP! Youth Photography Exhibit


Assiniboine Park Conservancy: 
An Explorer's Life - Clarence Tillenius
to February 24

Pavilion Gallery Museum (Clarence Tillenius Gallery)

Clarence Tillenius, a Manitoban of great artistic talent, contributed to our Canadian heritage through his art and worked ardently to preserve our matchless wilderness. 
He passed away in January 2012. 
This exhibition honours his memory and his tremendous talent.

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SNAP! Youth Photography Exhibit
to March 24

Assiniboine Park Conservatory Foyer Gallery

This exhibit is a cross section of life at the Park by photographers ages five to 14 through workshops, day camps, and school programs offered by Assiniboine Park Programming.

January 28, 2013

The Films of Winston Washington Moxam


No Man Can Define Me: The Films of Winston Washington Moxam
Curated & Introduced by Scott Birdwise
Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street
February 1, 7:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION!

A retrospective of the films of Winston Washington Moxam (1963-2011). 

Moxam's work spans two decades and includes short fiction, documentary, and two features. These works address issues of race, racism and social justice, and reflect the experience of living in Manitoba. 

The screening includes his shorter works and his first feature length film Barbara James (2001), a single black woman who, facing an unplanned pregnancy, must come to grips with her life. Barbara James is a strong example of Moxam’s oeuvre - a concern with race and social justice, an emphasis on narrative, and a realist style with surreal flourishes.

There will also be the launch of a catalogue published by the Winnipeg Film Group, containing essays by Scott Birdwise, Daniel Eskin and Mathew Rankin, with a filmography and photographs of Moxam and stills from his films.

January 27, 2013

Boats, Random Band Spectacular, the Winnitron l The Children's Wish Foundation: Urban Rhapsody l This Hisses l Norm Foster's Wrong for Each Other

The West End Cultural Centre presents: 
Boats A Fairway Full Of Miners Album Release Concert 
February 2
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Tickets: $12 advance | $17 door
Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader, 
and Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store 

The night will also feature the Random Band Spectacular: 12 local musicians, 3 bands and 9 cover songs they have never played before. Also, the return of the Winnitron!

Maturity has become almost a cliché when it comes to describing albums, but A Fairway Full Of Miners has a focus to it that comes with relentless touring (Boats has done eight North American tours) and a sophistication that comes with refining a particular sound over the span of three albums.

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February 3, 7 pm
West End Cultural Centre
Organized by the founder of Threads of Hope

Some of Winnipeg's most talented performers will rock the stage at the first annual 
Urban Rhapsody Charity Concert in support of The Children's Wish Foundation.

Performances will include Tiffany Ponce, The Happy Unfortunate, the Paranormal Panda Crew, and one of this year's Western Canadian Music Award winners, Flo.

Local celebrity and philanthropist, Ace Burpee, will be hosting this celebration of amazing music and dance.

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February 9
The West End Cultural Centre and Transistor 66 presents:
This Hisses Anhedonia Album Release Concert
w/ Pop Crimes & Slow Dancers

Have a listen to the entrancing first single and title track Anhedonia, a tale of rejection and severing from pleasure and desire.

This Hisses is Julia Ryckman, who can croon an aria and/or break glass, Patrick Short, wrangler of ghostly harmonies, and JP Perron, wrecker of all things wood and skin.
Alumni of a variety of stalwart Winnipeg bands, both vicious and arty (The Gorgon, Under Pressure and Mahogany Fro), This Hisses formed in early 2010.
The band's debut album Surf Noir in the summer of 2011, captured a punkier and more primeval version of the band.


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Churchill Park Players presents:
Wrong for Each Other a romantic comedy Norm Foster
Feb. 2 & 9 at 7:00 pm
Feb. 3 & 10 at 3:00 pm
Tickets: $20 includes two-act play, refreshments and dessert.
Tickets on sale through CPUC office by calling 204-452-856

“…the story of Rudy and Norah, two people who once fell in love, got married and then got divorced. The story is told in a series of flashbacks as the two discuss their relationship during a chance meeting in a restaurant.”

The morning after Rudy and Norah have made love for the first time. 

Norm Foster's plays receive an average of 150 productions annually making him the most produced playwright in Canada.

Happy Mike's Coffee House's Winnipeg Harvest Fundraiser l The Edge's Art Workshops l Super Bowl FUNDRAISER l Theatre Projects Manitoba's February Salon


Happy Mike's Coffee House, parish hall of St. James Anglican Church, 195 Collegiate Street
February 2
Sign up at the door (open at 7:30 pm). 
Featuring Jelly B & the K-Mart Shoppers at 8 pm, followed by open mic portion at 9 pm. 
All ages welcome. Free admission.   Wheelchair accessible.   

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Happy Mike's Coffee House: Live Music is Better - 16th Annual Winnipeg Harvest Fundraiser
February 9, 8 pm 
Seanster & Monsters, Corinne & Neil, P.D. Moore, Cat's Advice, Connie Frechette

Admission $5 and a tin for the bin.  
Choice Auction, coffee & donuts available.

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The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street

PAPER MARBLING
Feb 2, 2:00-4:00 pm, $75

DRAWING: THE HUMAN FACE
Feb 2, 6:00-8:00pm, $25

FELT CREATURES
Feb 9, 1:00-3:00pm, $15

SOCK MONSTERS
Feb 16, 1:00-3:00pm, $15

CERAMICS: INTRO TO CARVED SCULPTURE
Feb 17, 1:30-4:30pm, $55

UPCYCLING: FOUND-OBJECT MARIONETTES
Feb 20, 7:00-9:00pm, $15

UPCYCLING: MAKING BAGS OUT OF BAGS
Feb 24, 1:30-4:30pm, $15

For more info or to register call (204) 260 0756 or email 

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Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue FUNDRAISER: Super Bowl Party
Danny's BBQ Smokehouse & Buck's Sports Lounge
Unit B 1747 Ellice Avenue
February 3

The restaurant is donating $1 for every person that walks through the door, 
plus a $1.50 from every entree. 
They will have seat back from the old stadium for sale! 
People can buy and get autographed by all the guys! 
There will be alumni and current Bomber players there!

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February Salon by Theatre Projects Manitoba
February 4, 7:00 pm

Join us for a night of fantastic theatre! 
We have an exciting line-up of lady directors, including:
Heidi Malazdrewich
Dana Leitold
Suzie Martin

Scenes from the French-Canadian canon with local luminaries, including:
Justin Otto
Ava Darrach-Gagnon
Kevin Ramberran
Thomas Toles

Admission is free for Season Passholders, $5 for the general public. 
Cash bar. See you there!
The Folk Exchange, 204-245 McDermot Avenue

Phone (204) 989-2400 or Email

Kathleen Ward & Rosemary Ellis l Angel St. Cyr l Susan Harris l Gerry Kopelow l Karen Sunabacka

February 2, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
I Know My Grandma Loves Me

Dance, bake, frolic in the leaves and journey with one granddaughter as she discovers all the ways she can know her grandma’s love. It is the relationship between Kathleen Ward’s daughter Evelia and Grandma Bev that inspired such uplifting text.
Rosemary Ellis found illustrating and designing this book immensely rewarding.

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February 3, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Angel St. Cyr
Chickadee Trust

When a young boy moves to a new neighbourhood, bullies and thieves worry him, and he doesn’t know whom to trust. A kind mother, with her friendship with the local birds, shows him how patience and a trusting heart can make the new territory feel like home. 

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February 3, 2:00-4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
Little Copper Pennies: Celebrating the Life of the Canadian One-Cent Piece (1858-2013) and Little Copper Pennies for Kids

Susan Harris recounts stories of the Canadian penny that are both nostalgic and pragmatic. Little Copper Pennies portrays adventures of the soon-to-be-eliminated coin and its once-upon-a-time worth in trade and pastimes.

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February 4, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Small Works Gallery Opening showing Restoration

The photos provide an intimate glimpse of once grand structures, stripped down to their basic structural elements, just at the beginning of their long road to full restoration.
Gerry Kopelow is an internationally published author, lecturer, photographer, and training professional. Gerry is the author of several textbooks and books including the bestselling All Our Changes: Images from the Sixties Generation.

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Meet the Composer, featuring Karen Sunabacka
February 11, 7:30 pm in the Atrium

Born in Winnipeg, Karen Sunabacka has had pieces performed by ensembles throughout North America and the UK. She has received commissions from Groundswell, the Brandon Chamber Players, the Agassiz Chamber Players, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, and The Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Competition. In 2006 Karen won the prestigious UCDavis Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. Her commitment to teaching youth led her to found a Summer Arts Camp in Winnipeg.


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

January 26, 2013

February 2013 Music at McNally's


Beth Hamilton
Friday February 1, 8:00 pm
Folk/Acoustic

Blazz Trio
Saturday February 2, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Rambling Dan Frechette
Friday February 8, 8:00 pm
Singer/Songwriter

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday February 9, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Doug Edmond
Friday February 15, 8:00 pm
Singer/Songwriter

Katherine Penfold & Carl Strempler
Saturday February 16, 8:00 pm
Pop/Jazz

Mark Freed & Radovan Radulovicz
Friday February 22, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday February 23, 8:00 pm
Jazz


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

Metaphors in Cloth and Clay: Ingrid Lincoln and Gaëtanne Sylvester l For the Love of Craft l Makers Market

Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, 600 Shaftsbury Blvd.
February 1 to March 9
Opening Reception: February 1, 7:30 pm

This exhibition challenges our perceptions of the organic and metaphorical nature of cloth and clay. These two mediums mirror the organic nature of our DNA, with its great strength and delicacy. 

Winnipeg artists, Ingrid Lincoln and Gaëtanne Sylvester - one working primarily with textile and the other primarily with clay - unite to express their understanding and observations of life.

Phone: 204-888-6781 or e mail
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM. - 4:30PM
Saturday, noon - 5:00PM (Gallery only)

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For the Love of Craft
MCC’s 2013 Member Exhibition of Contemporary Craft
February 1 - 12, 2013
Cre8ery Gallery, 125 Adelaide, 2nd floor

Opening reception Friday, February 1, 7 - 10 pm.

Featuring work in contemporary craft by Monica Curry, Melanie Wesley, Brigitta Urben, Sharon Loeppky, Barb Hunt, Tammy Sutherland, Crystal Nykoluk, Lois Hogg, Carol James, Judith Panson, Susan Styrchak, Alison Norberg, Janet Carroll, Jolanta Sokalska, Natasha Halayda, June Derksen, Peter Tittenberger, Kirk Creed, Evelin Richter, Sonja Rosenberg, Karen Taylor, Brook Drabot, Mary Lowe, Lily Rosenberg and Rachael Kroeker.

For more information.

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Makers Market
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross
February 1, 5:00 to 10:00 pm

Featuring as our musical entertainment...
7:00 pm  LOIS GILLESPIE
8:30 pm  SHEENA GROBB
Cover: FREE

We invite anyone from Winnipeg and rural areas to gather for an evening of creative inspiration, community support and musical entertainment.

A Monthly Artisans, Crafters and Artists Market in Winnipeg!
Rental Special: Only $30 per table.
Book now for February and March!
Email or call 204 887 6623 to reserve or ask questions!
These markets will continue into the summer when they will be transformed into the Gypsy Flea Market!  A festival like atmosphere with performers, picnics and vendors!

Let's build our market together!

January 25, 2013

Morris Panych's The Dishwashers

Prairie Theatre Exchange, Portage Place
to February 10, 2013

The Dishwashers by Morris Panych
Featuring:
 Rylan Wilkie        Emmett
 Tom Anniko         Dressler
 Harry Nelken       Moss
 Toby Hughes       Burroughs


We can’t all be rich and successful. 
If everybody was at the top of the heap, there wouldn’t be a heap.

Emmett, once a high-rolling patron of a high-end eatery, is now a dishwasher in that same restaurant. 
His mentor is Dressler, the philosophizing ruler of all he surveys. 
Emmett's co-worker, Moss, doesn’t realize he’d been fired weeks ago.  
A hilarious journey into the unseen, steamy world of the up-scale restaurant “dish-pit”.


Morris Panych's The Overcoat is touring worldwide.  its film version won an honourable mention at the Prix Italia.  Panych's plays have been produced in over a dozen languages.

I’m a great fan of Morris Panych… a play that examines the nature of what work means… in a world where ‘you are what you do,’ (The Dishwashers) belongs on the stage… 
I am very proud of the five new plays chosen to celebrate PTE’s 40th anniversary.  Not only are they all Canadian writers, but all of the playwrights are currently writing and their work resonates with contemporary themes.  
Artistic Director, Robert Metcalfe



Rylan Wilkie, last seen at PTE in The Edible Woman, has won the Betty Mitchell Award for his performance in Vincent in Brixton.  He was in the Canadian premiere productions of Enron and Proof.

Winnipeg favourite Harry Nelken has been associated with PTE for 38 years.  His selected PTE credits are: Cold Comfort; The Chinese Man Said Goodbye; The Stone Angel; and Zadie's Shoes.  His next project is Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre's Other People's Money.

Tom Anniko, along with Al Rae, created the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and has appeared in numerous film and television productions.  The Goat, at the Warehouse Theatre, was his most recent theatrical performance in Winnipeg.

Toby Hughes is a founding member of the musical improve company Outside Joke, and has performed in Henry IV 1&2 and Henry V at Shakespeare in the Ruins and in The Courier at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.


Directed by:  Robert Metcalfe
Set & Costumes Designer:  Brian Perchaluk
Lighting Designer:  Scott Henderson
Stage Manager:  Michelle Lagassé
Assistant Stage Manager:  Chris Pearce


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January 24, 2013

Walk for Justice for Julia Jean Marie Hunter

West Central Women's Resource Centre (WCWRC), 640 Ellice
January 30, 6:00 pm

The family of Julia Jean Marie Hunter is working hard to organize this 
walk and vigil in honour of Julia, who died last year. 
Procession route - starting at Portage Ave and Main Street, West on Portage, North on 
Sherbrook St to Ellice Avenue, West on Ellice to Maryland and South on Maryland 
to 426 Maryland at McGee Street where Maria's body was discovered last year.
To support the family and to walk, please contact 
Cindy (204) 504-3549 or Nancy (204) 619-6101

January 22, 2013

WSO New Music Festival: Pop Nuit l From Darkness To Light ll LIGHT YOUR STYLE!

Pop Nuit: new music, but from a pop perspective. 
Ever since The Beatles started recording their guitars backwards, pop music has played a major role in pushing the boundaries. This part of the festival will highlight these advances and will be headlined by Grammy award-winning violinist Sarah Neufeld of Montreal's Arcade Fire. 
Winnipeg's instrument builder Jesse Krause will open the night.

Pop Nuit will be hosting the NMF wrap-up party, featuring local critically acclaimed avant- pop group Royal Canoe performing an album by California artist Beck which has been released only on sheet music. 
Opening will be Tasman Richardson of Montreal, a DJ who uses only audio from film clips. 

Festival Pass or Individual Ticket Prices: call 204.949.3999 
Adult: $99.00; Senior: $89.00; Student: $59.00
Add on both NMF POP NUIT events to your pass for $25.00

Jan. 28, 29 and 31  Adult: $25.00 l Student: $10.00
Jan. 30   All seats: $10.00

NMF POP NUIT
Jan. 30 and Feb. 2   $15.00 per concert in advance; $17.00 at the door

*Plus applicable taxes and fees.
**Student and Senior discounts. Contact the WSO box office for more information.

Festival Programs/WSO Overture
Available at no cost on concert nights or at the WSO Box Office.

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From Darkness To Light: A Spiritual Journey (world premiere performance)
featuring Dame Evelyn Glennie

Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street
Saturday, February 2, 8:0 0pm

Hi all! I'd like to invite you all to the premiere of my second percussion concerto composed for Dame Evelyn Glennie and The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. - Vincent Ho

From Darkness to Light: A Spiritual Journey was written in honour of the victims and survivors of cancer. As described by Vincent Ho, the new work expresses the horrors of the disease and the fight that one faces: fear, uncertainty, shock and grief; the quest for healing, hope – the journey from pain and suffering to peace and acceptance.

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The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street
February 2, 9:00 pm until 2:00 am
18+ ID required
Advance tickets $10, $12 at the door

Winnipeg Fashion Incubator presents LIGHT YOUR STYLE!

Get your flirt on in COLOR and dance the night away to some of the city's best DJs!
Color themed dress highly encouraged, though not required. Show us what you've got!
Green- Single
Yellow- Undecided
Red- Taken

W/ DJs'
Coda
Colin Shots
Maverik One
Spinning the best in Electro-dance, Hip-hop, house, & funk

January 21, 2013

Cre8ery: Canvas Stretching, Digital Camera l Music for Mutts Fundraiser


January 27, 1 - 3 pm
Canvas Stretching with Jordan Miller
$50 members, $55 non members, supplies included
Please bring your own staple gun & staples. You will stretch one 18 x 24 canvas. 

Feb 9, 1 -3 pm 
Digital Camera Workshop with Leif Norman
$50 for members; $55 for non members 

Learn how to use the manual settings on your digital camera.  You may also bring in point and shoot cameras if your camera is able to switch into manual mode. Please also bring a manual, camera batteries and memory card to the workshop.

For more information

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FUNDRAISER: Music for Mutts - Benefit Concert
King's Head Pub & Eatery, 120 King St.
January 31, 7:30 pm

Contact Amanda Agostino for tickets! We deliver!
$10 in advance $15 at the door!

MMDR Presents our first ever benefit concert!
Featuring Happy Hour All Night Long!
With MC's Frankie Hollywood & MJ from Energy 106!
With music by:
8:30 pm - Naked Souls
10:00 pm - Split Crooked 
12:00 am - Mrs Hoo Hoo

Silent Auction and 50/50 available.
Prizes include:
- Winnipeg Jets Package
- A Night In and Out Package
- Craft Package
- Dog Lovers Package

Rwanda Benefit Concert l All Saints' Choral Evensong l Career Trek's Scholarship Fund Fundraiser


Street Kids of Rwanda Benefit Concert, Silent Auction & Art Sale
Hosted by Ismaila Alfa from CBC Radio.
Park Theatre
January 27

Doors 7:15 pm l Show 8:00 pm

Performances by Caleb Hamm, Serena Postel, Vanessa Kuzina, Katie Murphy, 
Jeremy Proctor, Lindsay Jane & friends

The Street Kids of Rwanda are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the welfare of Rwandan street children by providing housing, food and education. Their goal is to enable children to grow into self-sufficient adults who can help others by becoming leaders and productive members of their communities.

Julie Epp has been working to raise $5,000 for various projects, including bringing running water and electricity for their orphanage, building a new dormitory, and paying school fees for all the children at the centre. 

email Julie Epp (on behalf of The Street Kids of Rwanda) or phone: 204.990.8414 

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All Saints' Anglican Church (Corner of Broadway and Osborne)
Choral Evensong
January 27, 4 pm
Canticles: Orlando Gibbons
Anthem: Johannes Eccard: When To the Temple Mary Went

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Laughs for a Cause - Career Trek's Scholarship Fund Fundraiser
Rumor's Comedy Club, 190-2025 Corydon
January 30, 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm
Tickets are $15 
available Career Trek's Office at 191 Lombard Ave. (9th Floor) 
or contact Meghan at 204-944-1800 x.161  

For those having dinner at Rumor's it is recommended that you arrive by 6:45 pm. 
Please note that this is an 18+ event. 

Join Career Trek as we welcome The Incredible Boris back to Winnipeg! 
Boris is a charismatic performer. Side splitting comedy and improvisation is combined with audience participation. Boris brings unprecedented stage experience and carefully crafted routines to make the participants shine. The material is customized to every group. Laughter will fill the venue in the hands of a skilled hypnotist and master showman.

Our vision is for all Manitobans to realize their career and educational potential. 
Career Trek will offer experiential career development programming to over 1000 young people in Manitoba this year.

January 20, 2013

The Edge Gallery: Drawn and Plastered l Museum of Broken Hearts


The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street presents

January 26, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Entry fee $10 

A show of mythic proportions - Morgaine (or as you may know her, Morgan Le Fay), Mordred and his scheming aunt Morgause, the Lady of The Lake and of course Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot will show you their famous stories through poses.

Morgaine's dress design by Timothy Maton of Maton Design 

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Museum of Broken Hearts
February 14 to 21
Exhibit Opening: Valentine's Day, February 14, 7 - 11 pm

When a love affair ends, once-treasured mementos of lost romance are often consigned to the dustbin or a bonfire.
But most of us hold on to at least one keepsake of our once-grand passions...

Please donate an artifact to the museum, including a description of its significance.
All submissions are anonymous and can be picked up afterwards.
Submission deadline February 1

AN EXHIBIT THAT EVERYONE CAN RELATE TO, THAT IS BOTH SAD AND HILARIOUS.

Peter-Anthony Togni l Café Scientifique: Epigenetics l Azamara Club Cruises l Warren Cariou & Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair: Manitowapow l FREE Book Club l Keavy Martin, Nikki Komaksiutiksak and Nichola Tookoome Batzel

January 27, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Live Musical Performance

Peter-Anthony Togni’s music is rooted in spirituality and contemplative; it travels from the somber to the ethereal. His music is broadcast regularly on the CBC, as well as internationally.  He is also a well-known broadcaster on CBC Radio 2 and is currently the host of Choral Concert. Peter-Anthony was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in honour of contributions made to Canadian community life.

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January 28, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Café Scientifique presents “Nature and Nurture (Not Versus): The New Science of Epigenetics.”  Nature says we inherit our genetic make-up. Nurture (or epigenetics) says that this program can be ‘hacked’ by life experience. A discussion about whether we can control our health destinies.  
Panelists include Dr. Jim Davie, Dr. Kirk McManus, and Dr. Mojgan Rastegar. The Facilitator is Dr. Peter Cattini.  Please join us for a lively discussion, debate, and refreshments.
Please RSVP to 204.474.9020.

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January 29, 2:00 pm in the Community Classroom

Join Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Azamara Club Cruises for an in depth look at cruising the Greek Islands, Cyprus, and Israel in style aboard the intimate Azamara Journey.
2012 Travel & Leisure Magazine and Cruise Critic rank the Azamara Journey among the world’s top rated small ships. Please RSVP to Roberta at 204-336-7236.

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January 29, 7:00 pm in the Atrium 

A celebration of the 2012-2013 On the Same Page selection Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water.

Join Warren Cariou and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, the editors of Manitowapow, and special guests Wab Kinew and Gregory Scofield.

Wab Kinew is a well-known hip-hop artist, former CBC radio producer/host/reporter, and the University of Winnipeg's first Director of Indigenous Inclusion.

Gregory Scofield is known for his dynamic reading style that blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and the Cree language. His most recent collection of poetry is Louis: The Heretic Poems.

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Joanne Kelly’s SHAW TV Book Club
January 29, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

A discussion on Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers, A startling novel about love, connection and loss from the New York Times bestselling author of The Abstinence Teacher and Little Children. 
Join us for refreshments and discussion! Get in touch with Joanne or with John
or call 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

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January 31, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature

In an age when southern power-holders look north and see only vacant polar landscapes, isolated communities, and exploitable resources, it is important to note that the Inuit homeland encompasses extensive philosophical, political, and literary traditions.
Keavy Martin is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.

The launch will include a guest performance by throat singer Nikki Komaksiutiksak and a reading by Nichola Tookoome Batzel in addition to a short talk by Keavy Martin.

Light refreshments will be served.

Nikki Komaksiutiksak has represented Canadian Aboriginals at venues such as the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. She has recording music with the Weakerthans, Moses Mayes and Susan Aglukark.

Nichola Tookoome Batzel is an Inuk educator in Winnipeg and an advocate for Inuit issues throughout the province. 

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

January 19, 2013

West End Cultural Centre: Don Ross l Oh My Darling w/ Fire and Smoke

The West End Cultural Centre presents:
Don Ross
January 25
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm

Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Don Ross, noted for his use of extended technique, is the only person to twice win the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship (1988 and 1996).  In addition to acoustic guitar, Don also plays electric guitar, slide dobro and lapsteel guitar, voice, piano, keyboards, bass guitar and drums.

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Oh My Darling “Venez Danser” EP Release Party w/ Fire and Smoke
January 26
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm

With an EP and two full albums to their credit, Oh My Darling is happy to announce the release of their first recording comprised of French material.

Oh My Darling is the combination of four strong personalities (Allison de Groot, Vanessa Kuzina, Marie-Josée Dandeneau and Rosalyn Dennett).  Their prairie roots mixed with bluegrass, Appalachian old time, southern twang, and Franco-folk, makes Oh My Darling’s style a melting pot of musical languages.

Both concerts:
Tickets: $20 advance | $25 door
Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader, 
and Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store

January 18, 2013

Spilled Paint l Big Fun - The Liptonians::Doug Hoyer::Cannon Bros. l One! literacy for Mumbai's children l The National Theatre of the World Improv

Fleet Galleries, 65 Albert Street
January 18 to February 14

Opening Reception January 24, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm - Free Admission

Fresh New Artwork by:
Jeff Gasenzer, Rodrigo Pradel, Shouresh Jalili, Neil Stewner, 
Dany Belaire, Okvar Kahovakark, And Others.

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BIG FUN 2013 Kick Off: The Liptonians::Doug Hoyer::Cannon Bros.
Young United Church, 100-222 Furby Street

January 24, 7:45 pm to 12:00 am

Big Fun 2013 has arrived!

The Liptonians: beautiful pop melodies wrapped in a orchestral blanket. 

Edmonton’s Doug Hoyer is both an enthralling entertainer and a perfect gentlemen. 

Cannon Bros. play lo-fi ‘90s pop that might actually make you miss high school.

This Show Is an All Ages Event 
Tickets are $12 at the door
Doors are at 7:45, with music promptly at 8:30 

All Access Festival Passes available for $40 at: Into the Music, Music Trader, ticketworkshop


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Tonight We Are One! Charity Event
Norwood Community Centre
January 25, 6:30 pm

One! International Poverty Relief is a non-profit organization dedicated to 
teaching literacy to children in the slums of Mumbai. 

One! believes education is an inherent right and the key to freedom is 
through breaking the cycle of poverty. 

Tonight We Are One! is an evening filled with entertainment!  

So come and let's be One! for a night and create change! 

Tickets are $30.00 and dinner is from Clay Oven! 

Contact: Priya, Jancey, Michelle, Richa and Wajihah to purchase tickets!
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Berney Theatre, 123 Doncaster St.
January 23 - 27

THE FUNNIEST NEVER-SEEN-BEFORE SONDHEIM MUSICALS YOU’LL EVER EXPERIENCE!

WJT is proud to bring back the internationally renowned improvisation company, The National Theatre of the World, with special guests Ashley Botting and Waylen Miki.
These Improv Masters return with Impromptu Splendor to tackle the great Stephen Sondheim with 5 new razor sharp and deeply human musicals created on the spot!

Presented as part of the RMTC Master Playwright Festival: SondheimFest 2013.

The National Theatre of the World features Second City Comedy veteran, Matt Baram; Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Female Improvisor, Naomi Snieckus; and Rapid Fire Theatre alumnus and Canadian Comedy Award winner, Ronald Pederson.

All tickets are $10. For tickets call 204.477.7478 or buy online 

January 17, 2013

Defining Moments in Inuit Art l Tunniit: Inuit Tattoos l Symposium l Tours, Lunch & Family Fun!!

Trajectories of Transformation: A Symposium on Inuit Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
January 25, from 9 am to 5 pm
This symposium is open to the public.

Leading artists, art historians, and curators will gather at the WAG for a one-day 
symposium to discuss Inuit art and the transformation and defining moments that 
have shaped this area of Canadian art history.  

Led by Darlene Coward Wight, Curator of Inuit Art, it will feature presentations by contemporary Inuit artists Shuvinai Ashoona, Tim Pitseolak and Jamesie Pitsiulak, as well as talks by Ingo Hessel, Christine Lalonde (NGC),  Norman Vorano (CMC), and Bill Ritchie (Kinngait Studio, Cape Dorset Print Shop). 

General $75 l WAG member $55
Student $30 (must show valid student ID or fax a copy to 204.788.4998)
Lunch ticket (optional) $15
Special rates for artists are available.

Please contact the Education Assistant or by calling 204.786.6641 ext. 227.

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Winnipeg Art Gallery
Creation & Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art
January 25 - April 14
Opening Reception January 25, 7 pm

Creation & Transformation describes the genesis and evolution of contemporary Inuit art from its inception to the present day: from carvers in the 1950s, such as Johnny Inukpuk, to later storytellers in stone, such as Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, and in whalebone, such as Karoo Ashevak;from pioneer graphic artist Jessie Oonark to artists working today in new and personal idioms, such as Shuvinai Ashoona.

“The exhibition offers insight into some of the defining moments of Inuit art,” says Darlene Coward Wight, Curator of Inuit Art.

The book accompanying the publication, by Coward Wight, includes essays by art historians Susan Gustavision, Ingo Hessel, Christine Lalonde, and Norman Vorano. Illustrated by 150 colour and archival images, it is a new historical narrative of contemporary Inuit art.  It is available in the Gallery Shop.

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Inuit Film Night • Jan. 26, 7 pm
Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos 
A documentary produced by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril about her journey to explore the lost tradition of Inuit facial tattoos.
Admission is free for delegates. For others it is included with Gallery admission.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Arnaquq-Baril.

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, an Inuk producer and director from Iqaluit, Nunavut, owns Unikkaat Studios, Inc.


Sunday Drop-in Tours • 2 pm
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 / Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Art Eats
Fri, Feb 8 and Fri, Mar 1, 6 - 9 pm
Dinner at Storm Bistro followed by an exhibition tour.
Fri, Feb 22 and Fri, Mar 22, 6 - 9 pm
Join Darlene Coward Wight, Curator of Inuit Art, for an in-depth look at this exhibition.

Art for Lunch 
Feb 13 • 12:10 pm • Inuit Odyssey (44 min video)
Anthropologist Niobe Thompson takes a visually stunning journey across the North tracing the origins of the modern Inuit in an Arctic odyssey from Siberia to Greenland.
Feb 20 • 12:10 pm • Treasure from the Far Fur Country (video)
Hudson’s Bay Company Archivist James Gorton presents a special screening of rarely seen films documenting the HBC’s activities and First Nations communities in the Canadian north in the early 20th century.

Arctic Adventure Family Sunday 
Mar 17, 1:20 - 4 pm
Have fun and learn about Inuit art and culture.

January 16, 2013

January and February: Prenatal Series for Young Parents



Youville Teen Clinic, 6 - 845 Dakota Street
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
For more information please call 204-255-4840.

January 22, 2013, Class One
'Truths and Myths about Pregnancy and Birth' - Learning about pregnancy and childbirth.
How your body changes to build a baby.  What is OK and Not OK during pregnancy.
Signs you are in labor.

January 29, 2013, Class Two
'Giving Birth' - What happens to you and your baby during birth.  Cesarean Section.

February 5, 2013, CLass Three
'Pain Relief' - Pain relief drugs, epidurals. Natural comfort measures, relaxation breathing.

February 12, 2013, Class Four
'All About Babies' - What newborn babies really look like. What do babies really need?
Meet real parents and their newborns.  Learn baby basics about sleeping, crying and comforting.

February 19, 2013, Class Five
'Feeding Baby' - Not sure what/how you plan to feed your baby?
Learn everything you ever wondered about breastfeeding.  How to get off to a good start.

February 26, 2013 - Class Six
'Life With A Baby' - Body changes after birth. Baby blues or Postpartum depression?
Taking care of yourself.  Birth Control.  How to find help in your neighbourhood.

January 15, 2013

Unist'ot'en Resistance Solidarity Dinner: Brett Rhyno


January 21, 5:00 pm
Phone (204) 946-5241


The Unist'ot'en Camp is a resistance community whose purpose is to protect sovereign Wet'suwet'en territory from proposed pipelines from the Tar Sands Gigaproject and shale gas from Hydraulic Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region.

The camp is located at the shore of the Wedzin Kwah and mouth of the Gosnell Creek. These are all tributary to the the Skeena, Bulkley, and Babine Rivers. The proposed pipelines from Enbridge Northern Gateway and Pacific Trails seek to cross the rivers where the resistance camp is on the Unis’tot’en Territory of Talbits Kwah.

The Unist'ot'en along with other allies will stop this destructive path, for the future generations, for the biodiversity, and for solidarity with our neighbours living amidst the heavy impacts in the Tar Sands Affected areas in Northern Alberta, and regions heavily affected by Fracking Natural Gas and Shale Oil.

Plug In ICA: Gala Dinner and Art Auction


April 13, 6 pm to 1 am
Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Avenue

Early Bird Tickets until January 31: $165 per person | Table of Eight: $1,320 
After January 31: $185 per person | Table of Eight: $1,480 

1) Call Plug In ICA during office hours at (204) 942-1043 
2) Visit the Plug In ICA Art Book Shop, 460 Portage Avenue
3) Email to Heather or call 204-942-1043 ext. 20
4) Purchase tickets in our online shop
Includes a one-year Plug In membership or renewal and partial charitable tax receipt.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.
Bid on contemporary art by local and international artists, both emerging and established.
Dine, dance, then cap off your evening with dessert and cappuccino.

This electric night is an important fundraising event that directly supports Plug In ICA in its essential role, ongoing since 1972, of researching and presenting socially engaging contemporary art through exhibitions and programs that are always free to the public.

Culinary Stations: 
    529 Wellington
    Bistro 7 1/4
    Carnaval Brazilian BBQ
    Deer + Almond
    East India Company
    Hermanos
    The Tallest Poppy

Sponsors: 
Venue: Delta Hotel
Design: URBANINK
Decor: Events by EMMA

January 14, 2013

zone41 theatre fundraiser: Thom Allison l Follies l Sunday in the Park with George l The Last of Sheila l Sure Thing l INTO THE WOODS

Jan 20 8:00 pm – ONE SHOW ONLY
Tom Hendry Warehouse, 140 Rupert Ave 

From Winnipeg to Broadway and Back Again
An Intimate Evening of Stephen Sondheim 
with Scott Christian on piano

A one-night only fundraiser for zone41 theatre – the company that brought you the acclaimed production of Shaw's Village Wooing at last year's festival.

Star of CBC's Over the Rainbow, Shaw Festival's Ragtime and Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Broadway, Thom Allison takes us on an autobiographical journey through the music of Stephen Sondheim. Winnipeg audiences were wowed by his Aldolpho in MTC's The Drowsy Chaperone, Tom Collins in Rent and Reuben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for Rainbow Stage. In 2001, Thom was invited to be a guest soloist for Sondheim himself at the World Leaders’ Salute to Stephen Sondheim.

Tickets: $41 (plus ticketing fee)
For advance tickets, call 204-942-6537 or email
or visit 174 Market Avenue, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon to Sat.

This is going to be a fabulous evening and the bar will be open post-show.
We can't wait to see you all on the 20th!

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We are also hosting a 2 day Masterclass led by Thom at the RMTC's Mainstage Rehearsal Hall.  There are still a few participant spots left for his special take on song interpretation through text and a limited number of auditors will also be welcome.
Classes will be the afternoons of January 19 and 21.

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The Berney Theatre at Rady Jewish Community Campus
January 30 to February 2 at 8:00 p.m.
February 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Dry Cold Productions is proud to present Follies 
with the support of the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre.

The time is 1971 and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts a reunion of 
ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre. Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged 
couples confront some unpleasant truths and come face to face with the future.

Single tickets: $25. 
Available online or 204-477-7478. 

For more about Follies and SondheimFest 2013.

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Sunday in the Park with George
Urban Shaman Gallery, Suite 203-290 McDermot Ave
January 20 to 27
$15 CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR
For Reservations call 204-894-6800 or email

Director: Arne MacPherson
Music Director: Celoris Miller
Stage Manager: Suzie Martin
Designer: Carolyn Gray
Costumes: Michelle Cook

Nyk Bielak * Dora Carroll * Andrea del Campo * Murray Farnell * Derek Leenhauts * Montana Lehmann * Erin McGrath * Simon Miron * David Playfair * Marina Stephenson Kerr * Jane Testar * Karl Thordarson * Melanie Whyte * Stefanie Wiens

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The Last of Sheila
Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre, 3A-91 Albert St.
January 22 to February 2

Resonator Theatrical returns to the MTC Master Playwright Festival with more provocative theatre and the only non-musical production running at SondheimFest.

Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins' 1973 murder-mystery ensemble,
adapted for the stage by Rob Brown.

Tickets $15 / $10 students & seniors
To reserve in advance call: 204.219.8616

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Sure Thing
Black Hole Theatre, 220 Dysart Road

January 29 to 31

Sure Thing is a short comic play featuring a chance meeting of two characters whose conversation is reset by a ringing bell when one responds negatively to the other.

It is part of a six play collection, All in the Timing written by David Ives.

Director: Jeysa Martinez-Pratt
Stage Manager: Louie Burg
Faculty Advisor: Margaret Groome

Pay What You Can for January 30 7:30 performance.

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District Theatre Collective presents
INTO THE WOODS
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue
January 30 - February 2, 8:00 pm (also Sat Feb 2 2:00 pm)

Tickets: $23.99 | $14.99 Student Rush (at box office 1 hour prior to showtime.)

To purchase advance tickets, or call 1-800-838-3006.
To reserve tickets with a SondheimPass, call 204-330-9877
At the door: Cash/Visa/MasterCard/SondheimPass.
Box Office opens 1 hour before showtime.

From the company behind the sold-out Winnipeg premiere of Avenue Q

Sondheim's spellbinding, romantic and hilariously dark Tony Award-winning masterpiece.

When a baker and his wife learn they've been cursed, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell – swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack. Everyone's wishes are granted, but the consequences return to haunt them, with disastrous results.

Director: Connie Manfredi
Producer: Ryan Segal
Musical Director: Andrew St. Hilaire

Cast: Kevin Anderson, Nelson Bettencourt, Aubree Erickson, Nicki Kirton, Julie Lumsden, Darren Martens, Laura Olafson, Colin Peterson, Sam Plett, Paige Pooley, Robyn Pooley, Emma Stefanchuk, Charlene Van Buekenhout, Haley Vincent, Mackenzie Wojcik

Misericordia Fundraiser: Minding Dad


January 20 - 23
Tickets: $15.00
Available at the Misericordia Health Centre Foundation office, or at 204-788-8458.

The Misericordia Health Centre Foundation and the Charles M. Burns Family Education Fund presents the play Minding Dad.

Jon Paterson plays a son trying to make his father’s life as rich as he can, while watching him gradually fade into the mist of Alzheimer’s disease.

Proceeds are for life enhancing needs within our long-term care units at Misericordia.

January 13, 2013

Occupy Winter. We ♥ Our Fourth Season

National Parks across Canada
January 19 and 20, 2013
We invite Canadians from coast to coast to coast to plan a day or half a day or a weekend in the national park closest to you on January 19 or 20. Show our Environment Minister that we LOVE our national parks in the Fourth Season, the season that was eliminated from Parks Canada's operations. 
WHAT WE WANT TO SEE
1. A reversal of the policy back to four season parks.
2. Dialogue with Canadians about what we want as winter services.
3. Parks Canada understanding that winter is part of our national identity. 

Petition to let the Environment Minister, the CEO for Parks Canada, and the Prime Minister know that we want to see a reversal of the policy that eliminated winter as the fourth season in our national parks.

THE ISSUES
1. Canada is a country that is distinctly northern. 
2. Our national parks are iconic places for healthy outdoor activity, self-propelled forms of winter activity and recreation. 
3. Access to these winter services was included within the calculation of admission fees to each national park. 
4. Winter offers Parks Canada an opportunity to market winter as a distinct season, collect revenues, and partner with local businesses to offer "the winter experience in Canada".

January 12, 2013

PLATFORM: be.still l Titanium Whitetail l Ted Dyck with Luann Hiebert

PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts

Suite 121-100 Arthur St  Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
(204) 942-8183


be.still, the latest exhibition by Winnipeg’s Pinhole Artist Collective (PAC).
January 18 at 7 pm 
Refreshments will be served.
Please join us for the opening reception and book launch with the artists.
PAC members participating in be.still are Sarah Crawley, William Eakin, lori fontaine, 
Beth Johnson, Jen Loewen, Merrell-Ann Phare, and Bonnie Tulloch.

Determining destinations by consensus - Spirit Sands, the English Garden, the bridges of Winnipeg, Narcisse - upon arrival they create independent works, albeit linked by place, conversation, and time. 
PAC will launch a publication related to their recent exhibition of solargaphs.

PAC is a collective of artists interested in exploring the artistic plurality of analogue and digital photography. Growing out of the spirit of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day and the DIY artistic philosophy, they are hands-on, resourceful, playful, and open to constructive criticism.

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The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
"Titanium Whitetail" Mixed Media Event

January 18 to 30

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The Neighbourhood Bookstore and Cafe, 898 Westminster Ave.
Mennonite Literary Society Presents
Ted Dyck with Luann Hiebert
         January 23, 7:30 pm

India’s Daughter l Black Bindi Vigil for Jyoti Singh Pandey, Gang-Raped and Murdered in India l Candlelight Vigil l News Coverage l two-finger rape test petition l Release Fridays: SAKHI to end violence against women

Added March 6, 2015



Interview with Mukesh Singh, India gang-rapist, gets documentary banned

India on trial: Why is sexual violence so prevalent in the country?

India's Daughter is being aired around the world to coincide with International Women's Day (March 8) and will be shown in more than 15 countries around the world. It is a UK-India co-production of Assassin Films and Tathagat Films.
Before the film was even released it has been banned in India and has caused much upheaval. We encourage you take part in this important issue.

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January 26 at 5:00 am until January 27 at 4:00am in EST

Her name was Jyoti. Her name means Light of God.

Jyoti Laxmi Pandey is the young woman's real name. 
According to the archaic India Penal Code system the name of Rape Victims is not released, so as to "protect" them from social stigma. 
This is similar to how we go about these things in our system with laws like Megan's Law. 

Wherever you are. Whoever you are.
Join us on January 26, Republic Day in India, for a virtual vigil for Jyoti Singh Pandey, the most recent victim of Indian culture's violence against women.

We ask you to simply wear a BLACK BINDI to help raise consciousness. 
YOUR BLACK BINDI may be a black paper cut out stuck on with non toxic glue. 
Or use duct tape, marked masking tape, or a fancy bindi available from an Indian market. 

The black bindi is an agreed upon symbol of this black mark against Indian society. 
This black bindi is a symbol of how the system fails its women.
The red bindi is a symbol of a married woman in India.

Help us in taking this step towards bringing attention to this subject, and to ask the Indian government to take vigorous steps to change the culture of violence. 

In addition, please do something concrete, like donating to a rape crisis center.

Namaste.

Martine Amrtine Danielle Picard (facebook event)

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Saturday, January 26, 10:30 am until 1:30 pm
Republic Day in India
Indian Embassy, near 9 E 64th St, between 5th and Madison Ave, New York, NY

A candlelight vigil for Jyoti Singh Pandey - the most recent victim of India's culture of violence against women. 
To ask the Indian government to change the culture of violence. 
Please invite anyone you wish.  
For all out of towners - please share with your NYC friends if you can. Thank you.

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The two-finger test has been used for decades in India as a way to see whether the victim is "habituated to sex". If a woman is sexually active than she has no right to claim rape, because rape is only committed against virgins. 
You see the misogyny running rampant. 
This would be a great first step in fighting against
a cultural mindset that seeks to blame the victim rather than the perpetrator!

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February 8, 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm in EST
Affaire NYC, 50 Avenue B, New York, New York 10009

Release Fridays celebrates Girl Power!
Along with our resident DJs our special guests are talented & awesome women.
We are honored to have Christy Love as our featured guest along with NiKi Loud making her NYC debut and a birthday debut by the fabulous Miss Danii Madassin!

We're also donating the profits from our event to SAKHI for South Asian Women, an organization dedicated to ending violence against women.

Sakhi for South Asian Women unites survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives.

In January, Sakhi hosted a candle light vigil called "Shine Jyoti" at Union Square to honor the memory of Jyoti Singh Pandey, the young woman who was brutally raped and murdered in New Delhi and to increase awareness about gender based violence happening right here in NYC.

To find out how you can become a part of the Sakhi community, or to make a donation or volunteer your time, please contact Sakhi.