October 29, 2014

Halloween at St. Vital l Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival l MEC Snowfest l BUCK 65 l ROARING 2020s l Manitoba Antique Association Fall / Christmas Sale l Story Time & Bannock l dig! rent party l Motel Raphaël l David Lindley

Oct. 31, 6 pm - 8 pm
St. Vital Centre, 1225 St. Mary's Road

Parents stay warm with your trick-or-treaters for a safe Halloween event!
Come get your photos taken at our spook-tacular display!
Free treat bags for kids 10 and under, while supplies last.

The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) will run from November 19 – 23, 2014 and is the third largest Indigenous Film festival in the world!

November 20, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Adam Beach Film Institute, 587 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z7

MTS Stories From Home And WAFF - $20,000 PITCH CONTEST!
On Manitoba Filmmakers Night following the showcase of the latest Manitoba films.
First-time and rural filmmakers are encouraged to apply for a chance to win a $20,000 broadcast license from MTS Stories from Home.

Each filmmaker will have three minutes to present their idea. A panel (including Adam Beach and Coleen Rajotte) will then ask questions.
All stories must be non-fiction, intensely local and of interest to Manitobans. Video support allowed. Send a 1-2 page treatment to Coleen Rajotte, Director, WAFF, by November 7.
November 21, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Bar Italia, 737 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0W4

Join WAFF and Bar Italia for morning coffee and FREE screening of WAFF staff short film picks. Coffee, latte, cappuccino, americano or tea, on WAFF for the first 60 customers!
Start your day with us and get your program and tickets for WAFF weekend on Corydon.
November 23, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Adam Beach Film Institute, 587 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z7

Elders are invited to attend a FREE WAFF screening of Charlie's Country.
Free tea and bannock / Keewatin Otchitchak Traditional Women's Traditional Drum Group

Living in a remote Aboriginal community, Charlie (David Gulpilil) is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stronghold over the community’s traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures. His new modern life offers him a way to survive but, ultimately, it is one he has no power over. Finally Charlie heads into the wild on his own, to live the old way.

November 8, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Mountain Equipment Co-op, 303 Portage Avenue

MEC Snowfest features product vendors, community groups, crafts for kids, and more!  Learn new skills and get information at free workshops happening all day long!

Local groups will be explaining different kinds of winter activities, ranging from cross country skiing to extreme winter cycling. Manitoba Conservation will have suggestions for making the most of Manitoba’s provincial parks in winter.
There will be draws throughout the day for great winter swag!

Mountain Equipment Co-op is Canada’s leading retailer of clothing, gear, and services for outdoor activities. Become a part-owner by purchasing a $5 lifetime membership. 

The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

November 15, 9:00 pm      Tickets
BUCK 65, acclaimed MC, turntabilist, host of CBC's Radio 2 Drive and a good Canadian.
A digital download of Buck 65’s Neverlove, is included with every pair of tickets you order. 
November 22, 9:00 pm - 2:30 am
$10 advance at Shakti Osborne and Music Trader

Join ROARING 2020s for the next installment of our swing-centric themed dance parties! 
Featuring your dapper DJs: Nathan Zahn - Manalogue - Lotek - Chris Komus
Visuals provided by Pixel-Pusher.

November 16, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CanadInns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Manitoba Antique Association Fall/Christmas Sale
Browse our many tables to find that treasure you're looking for!
Dozens of tables of treasures!
Admission $5, children under 12 free.
For vendor info, please contact Kelly 

Nov 16 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fort Whyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd., Winnipeg, MB
Phone: 204-989-8355 or email
Adults $7, Seniors $6, Students & Children $5, Members & Children under 3 - FREE

Join storyteller Gary Bond for an interesting tale, then head outside for some tasty bannock.

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

November 16, Red carpet and fun: 6 pm / Concert: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tickets are $25 online, by phone at 204-989-4656, 
at the Jazz Winnipeg office, 007-100 Arthur St., or The Park Theatre

Jazz Winnipeg presents the 5th annual dig! magazine rent party.
dig! Magazine is now in it’s tenth year!
Featuring live jazz and fantastic prizes!
The U of M Jazz Jazz Orchestra  (Derrick Gardner, bandleader)
The U of M Jazz Faculty: Will Bonness, Quincy Davis, Derrick Gardner, Jon Gordon, 
Anna-Lisa Kirby, Steve Kirby and Laurent Roy
November 17, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$10 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader and online
Motel Raphaël, Montreal indie-folkers, fronted by the three-part harmonies of Clara Legault, Emily Skahan and Maya Malkin, the seven-piece outfit blend melody and storytelling into an adorably catchy package of tunes on the latest record.
November 22, Doors at 7:15, show at 8:00 PM
$39.50 through Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store
The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources, including Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. 

October 26, 2014

Drop Dead Halloween 2014 l The Will To Power, Basic Nature, The Zags l SMITHFITS l Halloween Bell Tower Surprise l The Wailin' Jennys l T.I. l The Rocky Horror Picture Show l Jenn Grant & Matthew Barber l Holiday Brunch l Oakville Fowl Supper l Canada Thrash Invasion Festival 2014

The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B2G4

October 31, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tickets: $15 available at Urban Bakery, Music Trader, at the door if available 
18+ with I.D.
Winnipeg's only dance until you die party is back from beyond the grave. 
Follow DROP DEAD's lead: Dance. Die. Reanimate yourself. Dance again.
-Prizes for best costume and dancer
-Free pizza and pineapples
-Best of YouTube from 9 - 10 pm
November 13, 8:00 pm
November 15, 10:00 pm  18+
SMITHFITS - DJs  DJ Co-op / Scott Wade / Rob Galston
October 31, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North End Bell Tower, 470 selkirk avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Halloween Bell Tower Surprise
If we told you, it wouldn’t be a surprise! ;-)

Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H2

November 1, Doors open at 7:00 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM
$32.50 Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.

Three extraordinary voices, two founding singer-songwriters, one singular vision: The Wailin' Jennys continue to evolve into far more than the melodious sum of their individual talents five years after blowing in on a fresh acoustic breeze from Canada's heartland.
November 11, 7:30 pm
$49.50 and are available at or through all Ticket Master Locations.
Multi-platinum three times Grammy Award winning recording artist T.I. wil perform in support of his new album “Paper Work”. With a special surprise guest opener, this is sure to be one of the best shows that Winnipeg has seen in years.

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

November 3, Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 - 10:30 pm
Tickets $10 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader, and online.  Movie Night & Game Lounge passes will not be accepted. Only ticket holders. 
MN&GL passes will only be honoured at the November 2 showing. 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show gained notoriety as a midnight movie in 1977 when audiences began participating with the film in theatres. The motion picture is one of the most well known and financially successful midnight movies of all time. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
This show will have all the fun of the regular events, so bring your props, dust off those costumes, its going to be a party!!
November 13, Doors at 7:15, show at 8:00 PM.
$17.00 at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and through Ticketmaster. 

Jenn Grant has an eclectic stage presence and a warm, engaging demeanour. 
A Juno nominee, Polaris Prize listed and ECMA winner, Grant is embarking on a new adventure with her forthcoming EP Clairvoyant

Matthew Barber is a singer-songwriter who has released 7 albums and toured extensively across Canada with inroads into Europe, the US and Australia. 

November 4 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Square MBLL Teaching Kitchen, 1600 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Participants must be 18 years or older to attend.

Assiniboine Park’s Foodie Series – Holiday Brunch
Enjoy food samplings prepared by local chefs sprinkled with horticultural, historical and cultural tidbits. All of this is topped off with expert pairings from the Manitoba Liquor Marts. We strongly suggest that you arrange a ride to and from these events.

Nov 11 Sittings at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30
Oakville Community Club, 55 PTH 331, Oakville, Oakville, MB, Canada
Adults $12, children 6-12 $5, children 5 & under free - Advanced Purchase recommended - email, phone 204-872-3507 or at Oakville Service on Second.

Turkey and Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Turnips, Corn, Gravy, Coleslaw, All the Fixings and Homemade Pie!!

November 15, 7:00 pm
The Zoo Night Club, 160 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1Y6
Tickets at The Zoo, Into the Music, Music Trader and online 
Ninjacat Productions and Mages Guild Merch proudly present:
Canada Thrash Invasion Festival 2014 featuring:
ONSLAUGHT (ex-Anthrax NEIL TURBIN on vocals)

October 24, 2014

Spooky Winnipeg Tours l McNally’s: Rudy Wiebe l John Ralston Saul l Jake MacDonald l Zarqa Nawaz l Mike McIntyre l Mark Reid l Jon Klassen l McNally’s Prairie Ink Restaurant: Scotiabank Giller Light Bash, Artbeat Annual 9, Manitoba Writers’ Guild fundraiser

Ghost Carriage Rides, Talking to the Dead Ghost Walks and Supernatural Sites are just a few of the spooky offerings. 
Guide Kristen Verin-Treusch is the city’s expert in “dark tourism.” 
Year-round historical walking tours (non-scary) also available. 
Visit Muddy Water Tours or email  
Most walking tours cost $12 per adult.

This tour has transformed the Manitoba Legislative Building into a real-life “Da Vinci Code.” Spend 90 minutes with Frank Albo, the historian who unlocked one of Manitoba’s greatest secrets about freemasonry and the occult. 
Tours run year-round and must be booked in advance. 
Visit The Hermetic Code Tour or call 1-204-989-9630. 
The cost is $39.30 per person for the tour, or $59.25 per person for the tour and copy of the Hermetic Code book (includes all taxes and fees).

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park,  1120 Grant Ave.
Phone 204-475-0483    (Toll Free 1-800-561-1833)

November 3, 7:00 pm
Rudy Wiebe, with Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, signing Come Back: A Novel

Hal Wiens is mourning the sudden death of his loving wife. As he becomes absorbed in his son’s life, Hal’s grief and guilt is portrayed with a stunning immediacy.

Rudy Wiebe is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction twice. His memoir, Of This Earth, won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.

November 4, 7:30 pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard
An evening with John Ralston Saul
Tickets are $15 at McNally Robinson or by calling 204-475-0483.

Join John Ralston Saul and guests Leah Gazan and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair as they discuss the necessity of rebuilding relationships central to the creation of Canada.

November 7, 7:00 pm
Casting Quiet Waters: Reflections on Life and Fishing

A dozen of North America’s top writers embark on individual fishing trips and see if the silence will help them reflect on their own lives and calamities.

Jake MacDonald, author of In Bear Country, is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Canadian Geographic, Maclean’s, and the Winnipeg Free Press.

November 10, 7:00 pm
Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

Zarqa Nawaz is just as likely to be agonizing over which sparkly earrings will “pimp out” her hijab as to be flirting with the Walmart meat manager in a futile attempt to secure halal chicken the day before Eid.

Zarqa Nawaz created Little Mosque on the Prairie, which premiered on the CBC in 2007. She recently wrote the Group Therapy column for The Globe and Mail. Nawaz also is a frequent contributor to CBC’s DNTO.

November 12, 7:00 pm
Mike on Crime: True Tales of Law & Disorder

Mike McIntyre reflects on 20 years of Canadian crime coverage.
He is the justice reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press, host of the nationally syndicated Crime & Punishment weekly radio show and author of six true crime books.

November 14, 7:00 pm
Canada’s Great War Album: Our Memories of the First World War

Canada’s History Society asked Canadians to tell their stories.  The stories and photos form a moving account of the war. Album also includes contributions from Peter Mansbridge, Charlotte Gray, J.L. Granatstein, Christopher Moore, Jonathan Vance, and Tim Cook.

An award-winning journalist, Mark Reid is an editor, reporter and photographer.

November 15, 2:00 pm
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Sam and Dave are on a mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they find...nothing.

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book, and This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of House Held Up by Trees, and Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor.

Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery Events:

November 10, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Scotiabank Giller Light Bash for Literacy in Winnipeg
Tickets are $40 at Prairie Ink Restaurant or by calling 204-975-2659.

Watch the Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on a big screen. The advocates are Don Anderson, Patricia Bovey, Karen Busby, Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, Al Rae, and Joan Thomas.
November 11, 8:00 pm
Artbeat Studio Inc.: State of Mind: Artbeat Annual 9

Profiles 18 artists from the studio’s 17th and 18th exhibitions, featuring a beautiful collection of artworks.
Nigel Bart and guests will speak. The Bart House Band will perform upbeat fiddle tunes. Artbeat Studio Inc. is a program that provides social supports, working art studio/gallery space and mentorship for individuals living with mental illness.
November 13, 8:00 pm
Kim Dorland

Dorland has captured the public’s imagination with his visceral creations. 
Robert Enright is the senior contributing editor and film critic for Border Crossings. In 2005 he was made a member of the Order of Canada. 
November 16, 6:00 pm
Eat, Drink and be Literary - Manitoba Writers’ Guild fundraiser

Readings by Yann Martel, Alice Kuipers, Joan Thomas, John Toone, and Aimée Craft.
Host Terry MacLeod of CBC Radio’s Weekend Morning Show,
with music by the Manitoba Classical Guitar Duo: Skender Sefa and Michael Daher.
Tickets are $50 and available through Prairie Ink Restaurant or by calling 204-975-2659.
November 17, 8:00 pm
Deadfall: A Ryan Moar Mystery

Combining insights into the sinister side of international intrigue with a central mystery, Deadfall begins when an ancient statue of Buddha is blown up in Afghanistan.

Michael D. Hartley is the author of Mosquitoes, The Challenge of the Skies, and Lion’s Gate.
November 18, 8:00 pm
Spiritually Aligned Leadership: Becoming SELF Centered

Author and SELF-Leader Yvonne Thompson, founder of Change Innovators Inc., spreads the message of personal and professional alignment, healing, love and abundance.
November 19, 8:00 pm
Manitoba Historical Society’s Launch of
Manitoba History: The Journal of the Manitoba Historical Society

October 22, 2014

Cheese Fundraiser for BJ l Freaky Halloween l Night of the Living Dread l The Wilderness of Manitoba l Jenn Grant & Matthew Barber l The Children's Museum: Seriously Adult l Elephant Stone l Black Hen Travelling Roadshow Revue l The Strumbellas

Bothwell Cheese Fundraiser - HELP US HELP BJ!!
To place an order or contact Patty at 204-782-7119
Deadline is November 2, 8:00 pm

BJ is a 4 year old Maltese who came to us this year from a back yard breeder where he was used for breeding. He had a rotten mouth and required an extensive dental cleaning and extractions. We had him neutered, up to date on shots and heart worm/lime tested. 
He has cataracts in both eyes and is blind. The eye specialist from Saskatoon saw him a few weeks ago and said he was a candidate for cataract surgery. 
This is an expensive surgery and we are currently working on fundraising for his surgery. 
If you LOVE cheese, buy some from our fundraiser and help BJ get his sight back!
If you work in an office and can help us generate more cheese sales by asking friends, co-workers and family, please contact Patty for an order sheet.....THANKS!!!
Hosted by Manitoba Pug Rescue

October 31, 10:00 pm
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook Street
$7 Wear a costume!
The Catamounts and The Unbelievable Bargains are joining forces for a Freaky Halloween Special!  Smoky Tiger will be rolling through town to close out the night!
DJ JP will be spinning some rad tunes so the party will never stop! 

October 31, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Zoo Night Club, 160 Osborne Street
Dreadnaut's 9th annual Halloween show Night of the Living Dread!
We will be doing The Addams Family theme, but you can also use The Munster's, as both shows came out the exact same week in 1965. 
Everyone is welcome to come as anything they desire. 
There will be prizes for best costumes of course!
Line up will start with "When Planets Align" and then "Whiskey Talks." 
Endless Chaos will be direct support before Dreadnaut takes the stage.

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street   Find Tickets
November 4, 8:00 pm
The Wilderness of Manitoba prefers to characterize itself as an evolving entity. The band’s newest album, Between Colours, is as far-reaching as anything in its catalogue. 

“When a band isn’t changing, it’s not growing,” says guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Will Whitwham. The band has redefined itself with every album; from Hymns of Love and Spirits through When You Left The Fire, Island of Echoes and The Leslieville Sessions. 
November 13, Doors at 7:15, show at 8:00 PM
$17.00 at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Ticketmaster.
A Juno nominee, Polaris Prize listed and ECMA winner, Jenn Grant is embarking on a new adventure with her forthcoming EP Clairvoyant set for European release. 

Matthew Barber has released 7 albums and toured Canada, Europe, the U.S. and Australia. 

November 7, doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Seriously Adult - The Children's Museum hosts adults-only, after hours parties with bar and bands to raise cash for underprivileged kids.  
Mise en Scene, French Press and ATLAAS will all play sets. 

They can play in the train. They can crawl up the Lasagna Lookout Tower. They can milk a cow, but then they can also listen to some music, hear some comedians and just have a great time.

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue  
November 9, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Tickets: $17 door l $12 advance - WECC, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.

Montréal, Québec’s purveyors of “hindi-rock” - rock’n’roll, Hindustani classical, and catchy-as-all-hell pop - Elephant Stone release new album The Three Poisons, get remixed by The Dandy Warhols.

Elephant Stone was formed by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir; he has recorded and toured with Beck, the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors and more.

The Shallow End ( Winnipeg indie rock specialists Dave Berthiaume & Rod Slaughter of Novillero) and Ozconscious open the show.
November 12, Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets: $30 door l $25 advance - WECC, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.

Black Hen Travelling Road Show a label showcase touring revue featuring some of the greatest roots musicians on its roster: Steve Dawson, Jim Byrnes, Big Dave McLean and the Black Hen House Band, a group that has collectively backed up artists on countless recordings, 7 of them Juno Award winners. All three are releasing albums in 2014.

November 11, Doors at 7:00, show at 8:00 PM  (18+)
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4  
$20.00 plus fees - Ticketmaster and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store. 

The Strumbellas' 2012 JUNO nominated debut album, My Father And The Hunter, offers melancholy heartbreak and blow-the-barn-doors-off spunk.  Hopeful lyrics and bluegrass-inspired indie rock music in The Strumbellas' new single "In This Life", from their upcoming album, We Still Move On Dance Floors.

October 20, 2014

Empty Bowls Soup-er Day l Tara Players' Season Launch l The Masquerade l McNally’s November Music l Laughing for Lives l Geekery and Glam l Arch Enemy, Kreator, Huntress l The Sadies w/ NQ Arbuckle l 50/50 Art Show & Fundraiser

October 30, 2014
Tickets $10

Order a bowl of the feature soup at participating restaurants and ALL PROCEEDS will go to support Winnipeg Harvest!!  SOUP-ER DAY is city-wide extension of their popular SOUP-ER LUNCH event at the MTS Centre.

Serving HOPE one bowl at a time!

October 30, 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Irish Association of Manitoba, 654 Erin Street

This event is FREE, FUN and Open to all!
Come celebrate the Tara Players' Season Launch!
Find out what plays we have and what new changes are happening this season.

October 31,  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8
Cercle Molière, 340 boulevard Provencher, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G7
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
For more information, contact Rory at 204.942.8941 or visit

The Masquerade - Come celebrate the Winnipeg Theatre Community!
Entertainment by Outside Joke, Soul Station, and some of our funniest playwrights.
Featuring the presentation of the Reg Skene Emerging Artist Award.
This is the Halloween party to be at, brought to you by the Manitoba Association of Playwrights and Theatre.
Dress to the nines, or come in costume, or just show up!

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park,  1120 Grant Ave.
Phone 204-475-0483    (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

Paul Plouffe
Saturday November 1, 8:00 pm

Mark Harrell
Friday November 7, 8:00 pm

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday November 8, 8:00 pm

Robert Burton Trio
Saturday November 15, 8:00 pm

Raine Hamilton
Friday November 21, 8:00 pm

Kelly Bado
Saturday November 22, 8:00 pm

Lindsey White
Friday November 28, 8:00 pm
Groovy Folk Rock

Brian Zimmerman & Chloé  Plamondon
Saturday November 29, 8:00 pm

November 1, 7:15 pm  Doors open at 6
Rumor's Comedy Club, 190-2025 Corydon

Laughing for Lives
Spend the evening with us in support of animal rescue! 
Tickets are $15 each - call 204-471-3392, or by emailing 

Hosted by Funds for Pets, a volunteer run, registered not-for-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to helping homeless animals in need. While in our care all animals receive complete vetting, quality food, and support for any behavioural or medical issues they may have.

November 1, 9:30 pm - 2:30 am
Fame Nightclub, 279 Garry Street

Geekery and Glam - C4's biggest official after-party
Not only can we geek out, but we can also glam up!
With special VIP Guests PAUL AMOS and RICK HOWLAND of Lost Girl!
Costumes more than welcome.

Event Photography Bradley Mazur 
LIVE ART! Finished pieces to be auctioned off for charity at C4 Sunday
K-POP DANCE! With Team X-Men
HENNA AND BODY ART With Kim Brennan 
BELLYDANCE With Accalia of Deep Roots Strong Dance, 
Erinne Bartel Roth and Tara Cole Mccaffrey; Patron of Dreams
FASHION SHOW With The Foxy Shoppe 

November 1, 6:00 pm
Garrick Centre, 330 Garry Street, Winnipeg

VIP ticket packages available; Into the Music, Music Trader and online 
Ninjacat Productions and Mages Guild Merch are proud to present:

November 1, Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

Tickets: $25 advance at the WECC, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.

The Sadies thrive by a simple rule: if you make a mistake in the studio, you do it over – but you don’t make mistakes onstage. Neville Q Arbuckle is the unassuming band nudging its way to the bar of great Canadian music.

November 2, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street


Artists donate work to be auctioned off and receive 50%. The other 50% goes directly to support studios and community programs at The Edge Gallery & Urban Art Centre.
If you would like to submit an art piece, check out our website 

October 18, 2014

Evil Dead: The Musical l Twin Forks Music l Sarasvati: Giving Voice and Comedy Fundraiser l FREE Mozart's Requiem Mass l PUG EVENT l Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters l Victor Enns: Afganistan Confessions

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street

October 29 - November 9
Evil Dead: The Musical… the only musical in the world with a “Splatter Zone.”
Book & Lyrics by George Reinblatt
Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris, & George Reinblatt
VIP Splatter Zone Admission: $34.99 (Includes Evil Dead Blood Poncho)
Come in costume!
Doors open 2 hours prior to show – and stay for the after party!

This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, “Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness,” then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time.

Adam Hurtig as Ash
Chelsea Rankin as Linda
Katie German as Cheryl
Sam Kowaluk as Scott
Teela Tomassetti as Shelly
Mallory Schellenberg as Annie
David Fox as Ed
Dan De Jaeger as Jake
Joel Passante as Moose

The Deadite Four Live Band:
Band Leader & Pianist: Phil Corrin
Guitar: Josh Winestock
Bass: David Rosenbaum
Drums: Aaronn Sabasch

You don’t need to be a fan of “Evil Dead”, horror or musicals to love this show. 
As long as you like having fun… this show is for you.
Costumes are encouraged! 
All Deadites, demons, and inter-dimensional denizens welcome!
November 11, 8:00 pm

The Park Theatre & Winnipeg Folk Festival are proud to present 
Twin Forks Music with guests Northcote and HIGHS.
Chris Carrabba creates music that speaks directly to listeners’ hearts. With his rootsy new foursome Twin Forks -mandolinist/vocalist Suzie Zeldin (of The Narrative) bassist Jonathan Clark and Bad Books drummer Ben Homola - he takes a slightly different route to musical transcendence. 
Tickets are $20.00 - Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store. 

Sarasvati Transformative
Call 204-586-2236 or email for tickets for either event.

November 2, 2:30 pm
Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, Carol Shields Auditorium
Seating is limited, but admission is free - reserve tickets
Sarasvàti Productions is excited to tour Giving Voice, created by youth in care, in collaboration with VOICES: Manitoba’s Youth In Care Network. The play, documenting the journey of two youths, is interactive, allowing the audience to stop the play and try out positive solutions. 
November 18, 8:00 pm
Rumor's Comedy Club, 190-2025 Corydon
Comedy Fundraiser featuring Reese Waters!
You can currently see Reese on TV as a co-host of the ESPN show UNITE.

November 9, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Westminster Church, 745 Westminster Ave.
Free Admission - A free will offering will be taken
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem Mass in d minor k.626. 
Featuring full orchestra, choir, and soloists, the Requiem will take place during our annual Remembrance Day service. 

Cathryn Harrison, Soprano
Nicki Kirton, Mezzo Soprano
Wes Rambo, Tenor
Fred Simpson, Bass

Nathan Poole, Director of Music in Worship
Don Menzies, Organ
Full Orchestral Accompaniment

November 9, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pawsh Dog, 10-1580 Taylor Avenue

Bring your dog (25-40 lbs.) out for an afternoon of fun.

November 11, Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue

Tickets: $20 advance l $25 door
Tickets - WECC, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.

Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters frontman Mark Kozelek will perform music spanning his catalog.  When Mark Kozelek relocated to Atlanta he met drummer Anthony Koutsos. In San Francisco their band Red House Painters was formed with the addition of guitarist Gorden Mack and bassist Jerry Vessel. 
Kozelek is releasing an album titled Mark Kozelek Sings Christmas Carols.

November 12, 7:30 pm
Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy

Winnipeg launch of Afganistan Confessions
Poems, by Victor Enns, in the voices of Canadian soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

October 17, 2014

Fear of the Dark l Monster Chiller Horror Theatre 2014 l The Wilderness of Manitoba l The Showing Up Cancer Gala l Big Top Booby l WEST Handmade and Vintage Sale VI

October 31, 10:00 pm - 2:30 am
X-Cues Billiards & Cafe, 551 Sargent Ave.
18+, ID Required
$10 @ the door

Fear of the Dark - The theme of this year’s show is PSYCHEDELIC SPACE
The Winnipeg Psy crew and friends are invading one of our favourite stomping grounds again to bring you a Halloween extravaganza that is OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Ambrosia Skylab, Chris Komus, Dan Gilson, Mr Black, sELF

November 1, 9:00 pm - 2:30 am
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
TICKETS: $15 at Into The Music & Shakti Osborne 

Monster Chiller Horror Theatre 2014
DJ’s: Jereme Oliver, Nathan Zahn, Rick Logic, Deirdre Jasper, Nikki Volan
Visuals: Pixel Pusher + Rylaan Gimby

November 3, 5:00 pm
Second Cup, 254 Edmonton St.

Gary Numan Pre-Show Meet-Up
Gary finally returns to Winnipeg for what is sure to be an incredible performance at Garrick Centre!  Those going to the concert, fans of Gary Numan and all Winnipeg Goths and Goth Meet-Up members are very welcome! 

November 4, Doors at 7:15, show at 8:00 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $20.00 - Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Ticketmaster.

The Wilderness of Manitoba characterizes itself as an evolving entity. The band’s newest album, Between Colours, is as far-reaching as anything in its catalogue. 

November 8, 5:30 pm
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9
Tickets $75. Tax receipts are available  

The Showing Up Cancer Gala 
Our guest speaker is AQHA Professional Horseman Tara Reimer
Our keynote speaker is the Blue Bombers Alumnus and former CFL Executive Lyle Bauer. 
All funds raised will support the Never Alone Foundation as well as the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada with a portion going to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

November 8, 9:00 pm - 1:30 am       Tickets 
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4 

Welcome to Boobyball 2014’s most fantabulous cirque-de-style jubilee, where glamour meets fearlessness.  Big Top Booby is set for one explosively spectacular, circus-inspired night.  Think grand marquees, blazing cocktails, festival foods, strong man competitions, kooky contortionists, tiger tamers, fortune tellers! 

It’s one wild excuse to tighten up your corset, don some feathers, slap on a lady beard, bring out your inner ringmaster and help raise the pink tent for Rethink Breast Cancer.

November 8, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holy Cross Gymnasium, 290 Dubuc Street
FREE Admission and FREE Parking, transit stop in front (Bus #10 St. Boniface)
Door prizes and Free swag/gifts will be drawn/available throughout the entire sale.

The Winnipeg Etsy Street Team sale showcases local Etsy sellers of handcrafted wares and curated vintage collections, featuring over 45 local Etsy sellers: handmade soap, pottery, hand-bound books, jewellery, vintage housewares and collectibles, autumn and holiday accessories, children's items and lots more!

October 16, 2014

McNally’s: Boo Brunch l Meet the Composer l Book Club l Haunted Winnipeg l Canadian Horror Cinema l Barbara Robson Bond

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park,  1120 Grant Ave.
Phone 204-475-0483    (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

Boo Brunch, October 26, 9:30 am in Prairie Ink Restaurant.
Join us for a Boo-tiful brunch! 
There will be scary stories, pumpkin carving, Boo-berry Pancakes, and a costume parade. 
Tickets - $17.00, in advance at Prairie Ink Restaurant or by calling 204-975-2659. 

Meet the Composer: 
Randolph Peters, Tuesday October 21, 7:30 pm 
Scott Yoo, Monday October 27, 7:30 pm 
Nordic Music Roundtable, Tuesday October 28, 7:30 pm 
Paul Levasseur, Thursday November 13, 7:30 pm

Joanne Kelly’s Book Club, Tuesday October 28, 7:00 pm 
William Kuhn’s Mrs Queen Takes the Train: A Novel, tweaks the pomp of the monarchy, going beneath its rigid formality to reveal the human heart of the woman at its centre. 
Get in touch with John at McNally Robinson at 453-0424, ex 227.

October 29, 7:00 pm 
Haunted Winnipeg: Ghost Stories from the Heart of the Continent

Early Winnipeg was a booming city with no shortage of murders, cheating lovers and tragic accidents; all play a role in Winnipeg’s reputation as one of Canada’s most haunted places. 

Matthew Komus has developed programs and exhibits for many museums and heritage sites. He also operates Winnipeg Ghost Walk, the city’s first walking tour.

October 30, 7:00 pm
They Came from Within: A History of Canadian Horror Cinema (Revised Edition)

Caelum Vatnsdal unwinds the history of this neglected genre to learn “why we fear what we fear and how it came to be that way.” Engagingly written, extensively researched, and lavishly illustrated with rare stills and poster art. 

October 30, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
On Sober Second Thought

When J.C. Cloutier, aide to the leader in the Senate, enlists him in a scheme to cover up the brewing scandal, Warren is set to jump in. But before he can have a sober second thought, he is derailed by an event that threatens to blow the lid off the Senate – literally. 

As a reporter and editorial writer, Barbara Robson Bond wrote for the Winnipeg Free Press, Canadian Press wire service, Maclean’s magazine and more.

October 10, 2014

IMFC Safe Halloween l Wheelies: SCREAM l The Met: A Nightmare on Donald Street l Zombie Factory 5 l Komic Karaoke l C4 Central Canada Comic Con 2014 l GOB l Freaky Halloween Special l Writing Contests

October 31, 10:00 am
The Indian & Metis Friendship Centre of Winnipeg, IMFC 45 Robinson Street

Safe Halloween Decorating Crew
IMFC decorate the hall for safe halloween
We also need to build a budget or get everything donated!

October 31 and November 1, 10 pm - 6 am
Wheelies, 1010 Logan Ave

Sound Republic presents the return of Winnipeg's largest and longest running Halloween massive SCREAM.  This will be the biggest sound & light show (with LED wall) we have ever done for Halloween!
There will be a new entrance / patdown set up, new heated smoking area, fans in the main room + many more major improvements to ensure this will not only be the biggest but the best Scream experience ever!

October 31, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald Street
a 23 PLUS event
Purchase your tickets at The MET or online 
VIP TICKETS are $35 and include:
-Separate VIP Entrance (Express Lane)
-Access to Private Bar with CHEAPER Drinks and Private VIP Restrooms
-Welcome Shots of Cuba Libre courtesy of Bacardi 

Winnipeg’s biggest Halloween costume party makes its debut at the MET. 
Live sets from Hollywood Hype, Jamil the Dj, Dj Hallmark And Dj Quadratik. 
The event will also feature a $500 contest for the Best Halloween Costume!

A Nightmare on Donald Street combines elements of a VIP nightclub experience, with the exclusiveness of a mature gala, and the terror of a haunted house. The moment you enter the MET, you will be directed to discover 3 floors of horror and fun of the 90-year-old Former Theatre, which will be transformed into an abandoned Theatre run by zombies.

RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3

October 31
Zombie Factory 5 - zombie make-overs, specialty make-ups, meet Angelina Afterlife and Kat Atomic, get your photo taken with Zombie Santa.
October 31, 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Komic Karaoke hosted by Singer's Paradise 

Karaoke will take place in the Pan Am room October 31 from 9 pm-12 am.
If you're under 18, you will still be able to get in to the event. 
Attendees of legal drinking age will be ID'd at the door and given a wristband.
Costumes encouraged!

There will be a cash bar set up in the room, so you won't have to go very far to relax, and bring out the performer in you.
October 31 - November 2
C4 - Central Canada Comic Con 2014

C4 is chalked full of of artists, guests, and overall amazing talent. 
For information about how YOU can get involved with the Con.

C4 Memberships 2014 / Tickets Available - All memberships must be picked up onsite at the Registration booth. Please print your eventbrite receipt.

Membership Tiers
Standard Membership $40
VIP Membership - $200
Gold Membership - $500
Platinum Membership - $1000
C4 Gold Plate Dinner - $125.00

October 31, 9:00 pm
Ozzy’s, Winnipeg


Gob is vocalist/guitarist Tom Thacker, vocalist/guitarist Theo Goutzinakis, drummer Gabe Mantle and bassist Steven Fairweather. The band has amassed JUNO nominations, had tracks featured in countless movies, TV shows, video games and sporting events and have made music videos for singles like “ I Hear You Calling” and “Give Up The Grudge”.

October 31, 10:00 pm
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St
$7  l Wear a costume 
The Catamounts, Smoky Tygr and The Unbelievable Bargains - Freaky Halloween Special!
KEWL! Smoky Tygr will be rolling through town to close out the night!
Bargains will be doing some cool things, things we haven't done before. Surprises! Costumes!  DJ JP will be spinning some rad tunes to start the night and betwixt sets!

The Winnipeg Free Press and the Writers’ Collective of Manitoba 
Non-Fiction and Poetry Contests

entry deadline: midnight, Sunday, November 2, 2014
for rules and complete submission guidelines
visit the writers collective or email

October 9, 2014

Halloween Funzone & Indoor Haymaze l Fall Supper l Undead Poets Society Social II l Halloween Goth Meet-Up l De Luca Dinner: Manitoba Opera l Vathek l Pumpkin Party l PUG-O-WEEN l Lauren Mann and The Fairly Odd Folk

October 11 to 31
Shelmerdine Garden Center Ltd., 7800 Roblin Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB R4H 1B6
Phone: 204-895-720 or Email

Visit our Halloween Fun Zone and Indoor Haymaze, with tire swings, bouncy castle, ziplines and face-painting!  Ideal for children ages 3-10.
Just $5 per child. The best part? It's all indoors!
Proceeds from this spooktacular event benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg. 
Open Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, Thursdays, 9 am - 7:30 pm. Closed Sundays 

Oct 19, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Anola Community Club, Academy Street, Anola, MB, Canada    

Anola Fall Supper!  Turkey dinner with all the fixings. 
Tickets available at Anola Building Centre or The Dugald Convenience Store 
or by calling Betty Ann at 204-866-3023 or Sharon at 204-866-3191.
Adult $12, Children 9 & under $6

October 24, 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street
Contemporary Verse 2 will be throwing down at Winnipeg's hottest Hallowe'en social.
The Undead Poets Society Social will feature live readings from the re-animated corpses of Winnipeg's finest poets.  Let's not forget those dancing shoes. 
Winnipeg-duo THE SHAKE will be providing the soundtrack to the night.

Dress to impress. Prizes for the best...
Literary Icon (LIVING)
Literary Icon (UNDEAD)
Literary Creation or Character

October 25, 5:00 pm
Second Cup, 254 Edmonton St
2014 Winnipeg Halloween Goth Meet-Up 

The time that all of us Goths wait for impatiently all year long! 
Dress to impress, bring a book that you have recently read to share with us or even a great vinyl album! Halloween candy is highly encouraged!

October 25, 6:30 pm
De Luca's Specialty Foods - Cooking School Restaurant, 950 Portage Avenue

Tickets: $125 (Partial tax receipt available)
Contact Manitoba Opera to buy your tickets or book a table with friends. 
PH: 204.942.2163 or email 

Join us for an evening of Italian food, fine wine, good company and superb operatic entertainment.  Table wine provided. Cash bar available.
Appetizers and a four-course meal, with cooking demonstrations and take-away recipes. 

October 25, 10:00 pm
Royal Albert Arms Hotel, 48 Albert Street
Vathek, Inverted Serenity, XVI Eyes, Occvlt Hand

Oct 25, 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
Bruce D. Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre, Research Station Road off Route 75, MB
Phone: 1-204-883-2524 or Email

Spooky fun for the whole family at the Pumpkin Party just in time for Halloween. 
Pumpkin carving for the kids and a pumpkin pie workshop for the parents. 
Also visit our new born piglets before they are all grown up! 
Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

October 26, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pawsh Dog, 10-1580 Taylor Ave
$5 per person       Prizes to be won!

PUG-O-WEEN Hosted by Manitoba Pug Rescue
New dog costumes are popping up in pet supply stores all over the City. 
Do you have a costume yet for your dog(s)?

October 26, 7:15 pm  Tickets
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

2014 CBC Searchlight Winner, Lauren Mann and The Fairly Odd Folk announce upcoming EP / DVD titled Where The Oceans Meet The Sky. Watch the video for winning single, “I Lost Myself”.  With special guest: Sibyl

October 8, 2014

NO-COST Cat Clinic l Brandon Vickerd l SOSA Exhibition l Harvest Dinner l Awareness, Prevention, Healing l Matt Epp l juice 14 l The Supersuckers l Carnival of Death Tour 2014 l Bands as Bands 3 l Spectral Extravaganza

OCTOBER 17 and 18
PET VALU – 2595 Main Street

$20 administration fee will be charged
CALL 204-334-5544 to book your cat’s surgery

Ace Art, 2-290 McDermot Avenue   
Artist talk - October 17, 7 pm

October 17 - November 21 - CHOPPER 
Brandon Vickerd examines the notion of form countering function through a group of sculptures that take their aesthetic cues from motorcycle fabrication techniques.  The tension of these sculptures suggest an object struggling to dislodge itself from the self referencing language of forms from which it originates. 

October 25, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm l 7:00 pm formal reception
170 Scott Street, Winnipeg

SOSA Members Exhibition - Please join us to browse at your leisure through the works of this talented group.  There'll be awards, tasty treats, and loads of artistic fellowship!

October 27 6:00 – 11:00 pm
Trinity United Church, Portage la Prairie, 15 Tupper Street South
Cost: $12 for adults, $6 for children

Made in Manitoba Harvest Dinner - The menu includes roast bison, meatballs, potatoes, turnips, wild rice, coleslaw, vegetable and deserts.  
Trinity dates back to 1880; the present building was constructed in 1897.

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue

October 27, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Tickets $5.00 - contact Marsha Beach at (204) 430-0920. 
All proceeds will be given to Darryl Buck's "All Good in the Hood" social initiative - bringing cultural awareness to those living and serving local urban areas.
Community Awareness, Prevention & Healing Conference
Bring the family to hear about the struggles of 3 men from 3 different perspectives and how they overcame them.  James Lathlin, Mike Scott and Paul Rabliauskas will take you on a journey of sharing, humour and hope.
October 30, Doors open 7:15 pm l Music 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Matt Epp has been in the JUNO Songwriter Circle and warming up for Kim Churchill and Serena Ryder.  Now he's back with a new record for his first headlining concert!  He will bring this show to Winnipeg only, and then he'll be on tour.
Guests include Winnipeg's own Last Ditch On The Left, a fast rising bittersweet roots duo, and Steph Cameron, an early Dylan inspired songwriter from B.C.

October 28 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, the fifth floor library

juice 14 launch - Short readings by the writers; issues for $5.
We are very excited to invite you to come, share and buy the labours of our writers, poets, artists, volunteers and editors. 

October 28, 9:30 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street
Adv. Tickets $15+fees  Into The Music - Soul Survivors - Ticketmaster
Here come The Supersuckers, the favourite rock-n-roll band of someone you know. 
Plus: The Lousy Lovers - blending Rock and Roll, Psychobilly, Punk Rock and Honky-Tonk. They sing about heartbreak, misery and loneliness, coupled with good times and teenage crimes.

October 29, 6:00 pm
The Zoo Night Club, 160 Osborne Street
Tickets available at the Zoo, Into the Music, Music Trader and online

Ninjacat Productions presents: Carnival of Death Tour 2014 with

October 30, 10:00 pm
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue
Cover is $5 if you wear a costume and $10 without a costume! 

Naysa as Weezer l The Party Dress as Nirvana l Conduct as The B-52's

Bands as Bands 3 is when 3 already amazing local acts cover 3 even more amazing bands. 
Expect costumes, hilarious banter and singing along to songs you know and love! 
Wolf Boi and Schelly Handsome will be DJing to keep the party going! 

October 30, Doors 7:00 pm, Show 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm  ALL AGES EARLY SHOW
The Purple Room at FRAME, 318 Ross Ave.

Downer Party, That Weird Machine, Aband*nthecar - Spectral Extravaganza!
We're coming for our semi-annual Punk n' Roll extravaganza. Join us for the debut of "That Weird Machine" and everyone's synth pop darling "Aband*nthecar".