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March 30, 2014

Fritz Lang's Metropolis l Reverend Rambler l Miriam Toews l Lake Winnipeg Watershed l Kevin Spenst l Alison Calder l Writers Unblocked l William Pura l Marianne Curtis

April 12, 7:30 pm until 10:30 pm
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, 555 Main Street      

Before The Matrix, Blade Runner and Star Wars came Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent science fiction masterpiece Metropolis. See the complete digitally restored film with the original 1927 score by Gottfried Huppertz performed by the WSO, Julian Pellicano, conductor.

Metropolis is set in a futuristic dystopia and examines the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism. Produced in Germany, it was the most expensive film of its time.

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April 12, 9:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street
Tickets $20 at The Park or online (includes free digital download of the album)

The Reverend Rambler releases their much-anticipated debut album!
Featuring: Greg Arcade and His Rockin' Band, and Aaron Starr Music

Copies of the album and a new t-shirt design will also be available for purchase.
Those who attended the fundraiser last year and didn't receive a message about the digital download last month, please send us a message with your email address.

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

April 16, 7:00 pm 
All My Puny Sorrows

Miriam Toews brings us the story of two sisters, and a love that illuminates life. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married, wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men, wants to keep her sister alive.  

Miriam Toews is the author of Summer of My Amazing Luck; A Boy of Good Breeding; A Complicated Kindness (winner of the 2004 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction), The Flying Troutmans (winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize) and Irma Voth, and one work of non-fiction, Swing Low: A Life. 

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April 17, 7:00 pm in the Atrium  Free but RSVP 
Café Politique - Science and Policy: Lake Winnipeg Watershed.

An issue central to the future of Manitoba is the health and vitality of Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. This evening’s discussion will focus on what options we have. 

The Manitoba Institute for Policy Research, based in the University of Manitoba, serves as a hub for academic analysis, public policy discourse, and outreach.

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April 17, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Kevin Spenst’s Chapbook Tour of Canada with Ariel Gordon and Angeline Schellenberg

Kevin Spenst’s poetry has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and has won the Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry. 

Ariel Gordon’s chapbook How to Make a Collage won Kalamalka Press’ inaugural John Lent Poetry-Prose Award. 
Angeline Schellenberg’s poetry has appeared in literary publications and the Beautiful Women Anthology, and is forthcoming in the Newborn Anthology

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April 21, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
In the Tiger Park

Alison Calder’s collection is about what exists at the edges of human experience, what’s largely unseen by the average human. It’s about ghosts.

Calder’s first poetry collection, Wolf Tree, won two Manitoba Book Awards. Her poetry has twice circulated on Winnipeg city buses. 

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April 22, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Water: Reflections on Thirst, Thanks and Truth

Join the Writers Unblocked group editor, Marjorie Anderson, and writers Roselea Young, Linda Romanetz, Les Rankin, Barbara King, Kathy French, Nancy Clendenan, Eleanor Chornoboy, and Rod Cantiveros.

This anthology features stories about the potency of personal encounters with water. 

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April 22, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Meet the Composer featuring William Pura. Co-presented by GroundSwell.

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April 22, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
A Discreet Betrayal

Emma, a magazine journalist, joins an online dating community and meets Stephan.  They make plans for the future until an anonymous email changes their relationship. 

Marianne Curtis is a newspaper journalist of nearly twenty years. Her first book Finding Gloria was on the best sellers list.  In 2013 she received a YWCA Woman of Distinction nod for inspiring others by sharing her story of survival after recovering from childhood abuse.

March 28, 2014

April at Shelmerdine l GG Literary Awards Gala l Derksen family: Healing l Canzona Choir: Bach's St Matthew Passion

Shelmerdine Garden Center, 7800 Roblin Boulevard   email

March 31 - April 5
Celebrate Spring Break in our cozy, warm greenhouse!
Jump around in the Bouncy Castle, have your face painted, make a craft and Find Gnomeo!
$5 per child - for children ages 3 - 10. Proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg!

Behind the Scenes
April 5 at 11 am and 2 pm
We grow tens of thousands of annual and perennial plants here at Shelmerdine!
Our expert growers will take you on a tour of our greenhouses.

Fairy Gardening
April 16 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
This seminar includes all materials and instruction, and a 15% discount on accessories.
Please call 204-895-7203 to register.  $60 per person.

Ladies Night
April 26 from 6 - 9 pm and April 27 from 1 - 4pm.
Tickets are $25 each, call 204-895-7203 ext 253; proceeds benefit Agape Table.
Call up your girlfriends for a fun night out!
Enjoy wine and hors d'houevres by The Gates, a live fashion show, gifts with purchase
and save 15% off all your purchases.

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April 11, 7:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd

Winnipeg International Writers Festival is thrilled about the chance to roll out the red carpet for three winners of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry!

Katherena Vermette won the 2013 GGLA for North End Love Songs.
Lorna Crozier won the 1992 GGLA for Inventing the Hawk.
Patrick Lane won the 1978 GGLA for Poems, Selected and New.

The evening will feature readings, and a conversation with Festival Director Charlene Diehl.
Stay for a reception and book-signing in the lobby immediately following.

Tickets are $10, at McNally Robinson, and through the Festival office (204-927-7323).

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Frame Gallery, 318 Ross Avenue 
Cost:  FREE
April 12 - 27

Join the Derksen family for a free family art show Inexplicable: It Is About Healing
featuring the work of Cliff and Wilma Derksen and their daughter Odia Reimer.
The event will feature three Art Talks:
the Grand Opening 7:00 p.m., April 12 with all artists
7:00 p.m., April 17 with Odia speaking about “The Offering Project”
7:00 p.m., April 26 when Cliff will talk about “Healing Through Creativity.”
All will include refreshments and will offer a question and answer period.

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April 13, 6 pm
Westminster United Church
Season Pass: $40 / available only by calling Canzona at (204) 942-1917
Casual tickets: adults $25; seniors $22; students $12; available at 
McNally Robinson Booksellers, by emailing or calling (204) 942-1917, and at the door.

Conducted by Artistic Director Henry Engbrecht
The St. Matthew Passion is probably the greatest of the four Passions written by Bach and is scored for solo voices, double choir, treble choir and double orchestra. The Winnipeg Boys Choir, under the direction of Carolyn Boyse, will join Canzona for the concert. 

Canzona Choir's inspired collaborations with MusikBarock have brought to life many top quality productions.
The 25th Anniversary year celebrates Monumental Masterpieces and honours Artistic Director Henry Engbrecht, who will conduct both concerts. Engbrecht founded the 16-30 voice ensemble in 1989 inspired by his love of Baroque music. 

March 26, 2014

Funds for Pets KinKar Raffle & Social l Michael Joyal l Melanie Wesley l Mira Black l Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Tickets 3 for $10 - Draw Date June 22

Funds for Pets KinKar Raffle 2014 - Winnipeg Kinsmen
Grand Prize - your choice of $25,000 or
a 16 Pro Angler Boat and Maverick 1000R ATV or
a Coachman Freedom Express 310BHDS trailer

Early Bird Draws of $500 each - March 31, April 30 and May 30!

For tickets, click the donate button, make your purchase, comment "raffle tickets" and your mailing address. Ticket stubs will be sent out via Canada Post.
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April 12, 8 pm - 1 am
Royal Canadian Legion, 1335 Main Street
Tickets $20   For tickets please contact

Funds for Pets Fundraising Social
Door Prizes - Silent Auction - 50/50 Draw - Dancing
Full Supper: perogies, meatballs, cabbage rolls, coleslaw, rye bread, cheese & pickle trays!
Vegan Options Available

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April 2 - 29, 2014
tara davis studio boutique, 246 McDermot Avenue

Drifting: new works by Michael Joyal
Opening Night: April 4, 7:00 pm

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April 4, 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street

there is always thread - New fiber and mixed media works by Melanie Wesley

Refreshments and live music by Woodshed Havoc & Sons of Mel.
Also featuring a presentation of wearable art collaborations with six Winnipeg artists:
Dawn Chaput
Tara Davis
Dany Reede
Kelly Ruth
Tammy Sutherland
Mark Yuill

Thread has wound its way into every aspect of my life and work. At first, thread was merely used to stitch fabrics together.  Thread is becoming increasingly paramount in the way I use it to express concepts in my work. Ripping, cutting and stitching are processes that satisfy a deep need to destroy, expose and create my own tale of beauty.

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April 6, 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street

Jazz Winnipeg presents Nu Sounds Series: Mira Black Gets Schooled
Featuring:
Gilles Fournier (bass)
Keith Price (guitar)
Brennan Saul (percussion/kit)
Nathan Reimer (programming)
Mike Manny (keyboard)
Mira Black (poet)

Mira Black is going back to school, to study jazz theory with Will Bonness, jazz composition with Quincy Davis and jazz history with Steve Kirby. The result will a brand new repertoire of compositions, debuted at her Nu Sounds series performance in April.

Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance, also by phone at 204-989-4656,
or at the Jazz Winnipeg office (007-100 Arthur St.) and The Park Theatre.

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April 8, 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm
Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith St.

Jazz Winnipeg presents Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings with guests

Tickets are $36 (plus fees) also by phone at 204-989-4656,
or at the Jazz Winnipeg office (007-100 Arthur St.) or any Ticketmaster location.

Daptone Records had just announced the August release of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want when Sharon was diagnosed with cancer. It brings great joy to announce that after a successful operation, ongoing treatment, and the continued support and love of friends, family, and fans, Sharon Jones is back!

March 25, 2014

Beatrice T-shirts l Craig Street Cats Adoption Day l Inside Publishing l JAZZ IT UP for liver research l ChiSeries l Charmaine J. Putnam l Sandi Sellen l Larry Verstraete l Gord Bruyere l Miles Macdonell Collegiate: Pulse l Wanda Koop



Earthdog Terrier Rescue of Manitoba is placing our "Love is Blind" shirt order on March 26!
If you are interested in purchasing one, please let us know asap.
Price will be approximately $20.  The larger the order the lower the price!

Our vet bills are always growing. If you can help, please contact our awesome vet team at Best Friends Animal Hospital 269-4451 or email to make a donation.

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March 30, 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
Best West Pet Foods, 1150 St. James St

Come visit Craig Street Cats’ amazing foster cats and kittens!

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April 12, 11:00 am until 3:30 pm
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald Avenue

Offered by The Writers Collective of Manitoba, Inside Publishing is the free and open-to-all “glimpse behind the curtain” of the book industry. In four 50-minute sessions you’ll get the inside scoop from the authors, editors, and publishers of four different books. We’ll look at various genres, hear about habits, processes, what really fires an editor’s rockets, and a whole lot more. Moderated by Joanne Kelly.

11 am: GRAPHIC NOVELS with David Alexander Robertson, author Tales from Big Spirit and 7 Generations, and Catherine Gerbasi from Portage and Main Press

12 noon: CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS
with Carol Szuminsky from Peanut Butter Press

1:30 pm: POETRY with Kristian Enright, author of Sonar,
and editor Sharon Caseburg from Turnstone Press

2:30 pm: NON-FICTION with Don Marks, author of They Call Me Chief: Warriors on Ice,
and publisher Gord Shillingford from J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing

And for members, and all those interested in becoming members:
The Annual General Meeting of the Writers’ Collective of Manitoba to follow at 3:30 pm.

Email us for more info.

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

April 6, 6:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Enjoy our savoury, liver-healthy selections made with organic, whole foods, a special food demo by Chef Karen Nielsen, and cool jazz in support of the Canadian Liver Foundation.

Tickets: $99 (a minimum of $35 will be tax receipted)
Call 204-975-2659 or contact Ruth Magnuson at 204-831-6231 or e-mail

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April 9, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

The fourth installment in the ChiSeries Winnipeg series: readings with local authors Keith Cadieux (Gaze), Karen Dudley (Food for the Gods), and Ronald Hore (The Housetrap Chronicles). Hosted by Samantha Beiko (The Lake and the Library). 

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April 11, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Apparitions, Beetlemilk & Cooties

This sketchy volume may appeal to an 8 to 12 year-old crowd that revels in rhymes preoccupied with themes of flatulence, parasites, ectoplasm, etc. 

Charmaine Johnson Putnam’s paintings have been exhibited at Manitoba Art Expo and she has self-published two children’s books. Some of her poetry and images have appeared in the Measured Words anthologies. 

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April 12, 6:00 pm in the Atrium
The Happy Old House 

The house jumps off its foundation and runs all over the place getting into mischief whenever its family leaves home. 

Sandi Sellen is committed to bringing the generations together, promoting family unity and relationships, leading to strong communities. 

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April 13, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Life or Death: Surviving the Impossible

A mid-1800s slave squeezes into a 2’ x 3’ box and has friends mail him to freedom. Apollo 13 astronauts use spare parts to fix failed machinery and bring their spacecraft safely home.  This new collection features over 30 incredible true stories of survivors. 

Larry Verstraete is the author of many award-winning non-fiction titles, including Case Files: 40 Murders; Mysteries Solved by Science and At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times.

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April 14, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Prayer Songs

Structured to reflect a moon cycle and influenced by traditional Anishinaabe cultural teachings, these poems explore different motivations and expression of prayer. 

Gord Bruyere has published poetry, short stories, articles, book chapters and reviews, and co-edited Wicihitowin: Aboriginal Social Work in Canada. He posts to his blog The World According to Trixterboy

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April 15, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Miles Macdonell Collegiate - launch of Pulse

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April 15, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Wanda Koop is a comprehensive document of her most recent work, merging painting with photography, while highlighting her process as a visual language researcher.

Wanda Koop’s painting career spans four decades and includes over 50 solo exhibitions, across Canada and around the world. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and founder of Art City, an inner-city art centre in Winnipeg. 

March 23, 2014

Ballroom Dancing l SOSA: Approach a Gallery, ‘Others’ Day Sale’ & Art-Jam l Swish Gala for Rainbow Resource Centre

March 28 and April 18, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Rainbow Resource Centre, 170 Scott Street

Ballroom Dancing 
-come alone, with friends, or bring a date
-no cost, the teacher volunteers his time!
-no experience required (like, really!)
-amazing teacher
-please bring clean indoor shoes
Please contact Shannon or call 474-0212 ext 204 to register!

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SOSA - The Society of OUT-standing Artists - invites all artists to join in the activities!
All events are FREE!  Donations are gratefully accepted.
For more info call 204-474-0212 ext 201 or email
All SOSA events at Rainbow Resource Centre, 170 Scott Street

April 24, 7 pm - 9 pm
Artist Fear Factor, Episode 1: How to Approach a Gallery
Eric Plamondon will discuss fears and give a few tips.

May 25, 10 am - 4 pm  (rain date June 7, 10 am - 4 pm)
SOSA’s Annual ‘Others’ Day Sale’
Our spring sale honours the others that make our lives bright.

June 19, 7 pm - 9 pm
Art-Jam!!
Just like a Musical-Jam, using art materials instead of musical instruments. 

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May 3
Delta Winnipeg Hotel, 350 St Mary Avenue

2014 Swish Gala - Spring Fling to support Rainbow Resource Centre!
This amazing fundraising event will feature 
a gourmet meal by the Delta Winnipeg's Head Chef accompanied by fine wines
dancing to great music from the HMCS Chippewa Band and DJ Mama Cutsworth 
a lot of fun with our hosts Ace Burpee and Chrissy Troy of Virgin Radio.

Tickets: $200 - You can even buy your tickets online!

March 22, 2014

Juno: Eagle & Hawk l Bell Tower: Celebrate Spring l Earth Hour Walk l WSO with Royal Canoe, Imaginary Cities, Nathan Music Co. & The Lytics l Sweepstakes l Mothering Sunday l Pisanki / Easter Eggs l McNally’s April & May Music

March 27, 9:30 pm
Pony Corral, 444 St Mary Avenue

Eagle & Hawk with a tribute to classic Winnipeg rock & roll!
Special guest James Cohen and the Prairie Roots Rockers!

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March 28, 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm
Bell Tower Community Café, 745 Westminster Ave.

Celebrate the beginning of Spring!
Everyone welcome to free eats, free bevies, and free live music featuring 745 Voices!
If you need a food hamper, please register with Winnipeg Harvest at 204-982-3660 (Monday-Saturday, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM).

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March 29, 8:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Meet at the Visitors Centre at the Harbourfront at 8:15 p.m

Please join our Earth Hour Candlelight Walk in Gimli.
We'll do our annual candlelight walk up Centre Street to Fifth Avenue and back.
Free treats and refreshments will be served at the Visitors Centre afterwards!!

All local businesses and residents  - please dim lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street
March 28 and 29 at 8:00 pm
March 30 at 2:00 pm.
Tickets….    If you're under age 30, tickets are only $15!

Some of Winnipeg's favourite bands playing with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra!
JUNO-nominated Royal Canoe comes armed with falsettos, tambourines, shakers and a six-keyboard super-weapon.
Imaginary Cities consists of multi-instrumentalist Rusty Matyas and vocalist Marti Sarbit.
JUNO Award-winning Nathan Music Co. harnesses the essence of the Canadian Prairies.
The Lytics is a five-man crew who celebrates, inspires and challenges.

In association with JUNOfest 14 Winnipeg.
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The Symphony Sweepstakes is back again for our 2013/ 2014 season! 
In partnership with the Manitoba Opera and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is proud to present this years grand prize - a 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 or $60,000 tax free cash, in addition to daily cash and ticket draws!

Daily Draws Starting April 21, 2014
2 Draws for $2,500
11 Draws for $1,000
18 Draws for $500
180 Draws for 2 WSO Tickets and 3 Raffle Tickets

Click here to learn more and to download forms.

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March 30, 7:00 p.m.
St. John’s Cathedral

The Mothering Sunday Service is a time where everyone in the diocese is invited to come together to recommit ourselves to God and to each other as a community.
The Rev. Dr. David Widdicombe will be the preacher for this service.
Each parish has been asked to bring a Simnel Cake for the reception following the service.
Questions: The Parish of St. Mary Magdalene, 3 St. Vital Road  (204) 253-0555

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April 5: 10 am to noon, or 1 pm to 3 pm
Ogniwo Polish Museum Society, 1417 Main Street

There may still be snow on the ground, but Easter will be here before you know it... time to make some Pisanki/Easter Eggs.  Come out and give it a try - Polish style!

Pisanki Easter Egg workshops - Open to all ages
$10 per participant (supplies included)
Advanced registration required - please email or call (204) 586-5070
Private workshops for a group can be arranged.

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


Mike Swickis
Friday April 4, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Doug Edmond
Saturday April 5, 8:00 pm
Singer/Songwriter

Doug G. Biggs
Friday April 11, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Blues/Jazz/Folk

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday April 12, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Emma Clooney
Saturday April 19, 8:00 pm
Roots/Americana/Singer/Songwriter

DB Blues
Friday April 25, 8:00 pm
Blues

Trulli Early Music Ensemble
Saturday April 26, 8:00 pm
Classical/Baroque

Matchstalk Men
Friday May 2, 8:00 pm
Easy Listening

Nightfall
Saturday May 3, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Anne-Marie Williot
Friday May 9, 8:00 pm
Singer/Songwriter

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday May 10, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Trio D'Afrique
Friday May 16, 8:00 pm
Congolese Music

Kelly Bado
Saturday May 17, 8:00 pm
R&B/Soul/Funk

Blazz Trio
Friday May 23, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Paul Plouffe
Saturday May 24, 8:00 pm
R&B/Soul/Funk

Burton Trio
Friday May 30, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Paul Federici
Saturday May 31, 8:00 pm
Award Winnipeg Adult Contemporary

March 18, 2014

Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter Bake Sale l Jessica MacCormack l FREE: The Laramie Project l Spring at the Millennium Library l Books & Brunch

March 20, 9 am to 8 pm and March 21, 9 am to 6 pm
Crossroads’ Insurance 2 locations
St. Vital Square, 2-851 Dakota Street
Tyndall Market Mall, 850 Keewatin Street

Please support Manitoba's first registered charity "no-kill" animal shelter.
All proceeds of the bake sale will be given to the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.

Any donations will be entered in a draw for a $100 gift certificate to a restaurant (your choice).  Anyone who spends $20 or more, or who signs up for monthly donations, will qualify for 2 entries in to the draw.

Help support this great cause where animals are given the right to live!

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March 28 // Doors @ 7:30 // Screening @ 8:00
aceartinc., 290 McDermot

Open City Cinema & aceartinc. present the animated works of Jessica MacCormack and the Winnipeg launch of her illustrated book The See.
Artist Jessica MacCormack in attendance!

MacCormack dramatizes the kinds of hallucinations that one’s mind is forced to create when one is unable to face – or even conceive of – an experienced trauma. This state of daydreaming is more akin to a nightmare: visual manifestations of past abuses and indignities that can’t show their real forms can only shift in and out of legibility.

Jessica MacCormack’s recent works integrate animation, video, painting and collage in social interventions and community productions that explore issues of criminalization, HIV/AIDS, racism, transphobia, sexual assault and mental health.

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Tuesday, Apr 1 to Friday Apr 4 at 8 pm
Saturday Apr 5 at 7 pm
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue

THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND FILM
invites you to a production of  The Laramie Project
written by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Workshop
Recommended for mature audiences.
Admission is FREE.  Reservations are suggested.
For reservations (24-hours): email or call 204-786-9152
For group reservations, call Patty Hawkins, 204-786-9955.

Director: Christopher Sigurdson
Assistant Director: Lia Zarrillo
Set: Jamie Plummer
Costumes: Joseph Abetria
Lighting: Tim Babcock and Jacqueline Robertson

The Laramie Project, by Moisés Kaufman and The Tectonic Theater Company, was written following the savage beating of a gay college student, Matthew Shepard, on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. It chronicles the community’s effort to redefine itself following Matthew’s death, and portrays the residents dealing with their anger, their own misgivings, and the onslaught of media scrutiny that broadly labeled the community as intolerant.

This is a timely piece in light of recent headlines from Russia and Uganda to Arizona.
In rural Manitoba recent events have exposed concerns about intolerance toward the LGBT community. The closure of a restaurant in Morris and a Steinbach high school student’s fight with the school board to start a Gay-Straight Alliance have drawn national attention.

However, once the media glare fades away, these communities are left to resolve the lingering divisions among the residents on their own.

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Events at Millennium Library

Blankstein Gallery
March: Cancer Crossing, founded by Dr. Tse Li Luk, is a book about life’s meaning as seen by those with cancer and their caregivers. 
April: Andrew Marek: Five Years Finding represents five years of artistic exploration. 

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Folk Festival in the City, Millennium Library Reader Services
Saturday workshops for all music lovers! 
March 22 at 1:30 p.m.
“Inspired By...” with Jesse Matas (Crooked Brothers), TJ Blair (Magnificant 7s) 
and Vanessa Kuzina (Oh My Darling)  
April 26 at 1:30 p.m.
“A Book to Build a Song On: Songs Inspired by Historical Events and Books Read”  

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NFB Film Club  Drop-ins welcome!
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium. 204-986-6489 to register.

March 29 at 2 p.m. 
Finding Dawn puts a human face to the national tragedy of the Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada.
coincides with Walking With Our Sisters at the Urban Shaman Gallery 

April 6 at 2 p.m.
My Prairie Home an intimate portrait of transgender singer Rae Spoon. PG

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April 5 from 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium Complex 
Books2Eat - invites book lovers, chefs, and those who enjoy a good pun to create an edible piece of art that has something to do with books. Those are the only rules – how people choose to interpret them is part of the fun!
The deadline for entry forms is Monday, March 31.
Send an email with your name, phone number, and “book” title 

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April 5 is International Tabletop Game Day
No registration, just drop in to the following branches and have fun: Charleswood, Fort Garry, Osborne, Pembina Trail, Sir William Stephenson, and Westwood Libraries.

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April 8, 9, and 10 from 12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Millennium Library, Main Floor
Comedy Lunch Hour Special The Winnipeg Comedy Festival returns for a new season that includes three FREE sessions of lunchtime laughs. 

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April 12 starting at 11 a.m.
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium
Inside Publishing - In 50-minute sessions you’ll get the inside scoop from the authors, editors, or publishers of different books.  This year’s line-up will include Anita Daher and Peanut Butter Press talking about picture books, David Robertson and Portage and Main Press talking about Graphic Novels, and much, more.

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April 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Millennium Library, Buchwald Room, Call 204-986-6779 to register
Write Your Life Story - Join Sherry Bailey and learn how to begin writing and how to stay motivated. No writing experience needed.  

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The Theatre+ Arts Pass 
Each Pass allows complimentary entry to a theatre production from our partner venues.
*Check the availability of Passes on “Theatre Arts Pass” in the online catalogue.
* Each pass provides complimentary tickets to a production that month (usually 2 tickets).
* Passes are available the first of every month (or when the Library is next open), and are first-come, first-served.
* There is a limit of 1 Pass to be borrowed for each of January-June and July-December, per Library card.
Borrow a Pass early in the month for the best selection of productions! 

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May 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Books & Brunch at The Gates on Roblin, 6945 Roblin Boulevard

“BOOKS I HAVE KNOWN AND LOVED” with
MC: Joanne Kelly, Book Club Host, Teacher, Broadcaster
Scholar and code-breaking protagonist of The Hermetic Code Dr. Frank Albo
Arts and entertainment writer, and Winnipeg Free Press columnist Alison Gillmor
Brunch • Rainbow Auction • Q & A
Tickets: $55 (tax receipt of $25) at the Best of Friends Gift Shop (204-947-0110) in the Millennium Library, or e-mail 
Visa & Mastercard accepted. Tables of 8 may be reserved.

A Friends Fundraiser in support of Winnipeg Public Library projects

March 17, 2014

Dance Party for Damien Leggett l Jayne Nixon: Encaustic Painting l BTPRSM Anniversary, Reunion & Playgroup l Horace Patterson Jazz Party & Fundraiser with Ismaila Alfa

March 21, 9:00 pm until 2:30 am
Club 200, 190 Garry Street
$5

Let the winter warm up begin!
The QueerView crew is breaking out some hot new beats!
Its time for another queer dance party!
Everyone (18+) is invited so feel free to bring your friends!

QueerView D.J.'s and guests!
Come early for amazing drink and food specials!

Partial proceeds will be donated to Damien Leggett for medical and travel costs to correct a botched surgery.  To know more about this campaign, or to make a direct donation.

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March 30, 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
$125 (all materials included)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 24, 2014
To register call 204.260.0756, or email 

During this one-day intensive class we will play with paper, crayons, beeswax, hardboard, lustres, oil-sticks, and more. 

Jayne has taught and worked with various media for more than 20 years. “Encaustic is sculptural, meditative, messy, and smells wonderful. Let’s keep our bees in business!”

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March 30, 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue
$5 / family and all socialized dogs are welcome.    Meet Up Link

Help Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) celebrate our 5th Anniversary, and meet some of the dogs who've found their forever homes through us.

Refreshments for the humans, 50/50 draws and more doggy fun than you can wag a tail at!
We plan on having a photographer available to take photos of all the attending families with their furry friends whom they adopted from BTPRSM.

All monies raised support the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba. 

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March 30, 5:00 pm
Centro Caboto, 1055 Wilkes Ave

This year's concert features:
U of M Director of Jazz Studies: Steve Kirby 
Jazz Vocalist: Anna-Lisa Kirby
Jazz Trumpet Master and Director of the UofM Jazz Orchestra: Derrick E. Gardner 
Host of CBC's Up To Speed and pioneer of the Winnipeg hip hop scene: Ismaila Alfa

The concert features faculty and students of the University of Manitoba - Jazz Studies Program. It's always a lot of fun and a big party!!

Support scholarships for young people in the Winnipeg community
Listen to great Jazz music by some of the city's top jazz musicians
Dance to R&B, Funk and Hip Hop music too!

Horace Patterson Foundation is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of leadership and community involvement of youths. It supports youth efforts by offering scholarships to pursue further studies at post secondary institutions.

March 15, 2014

Open Auditions l Spur l Cannes Lions International Festival l Poetry Slam: Andrea von Wichert l Shakespeare's Star Wars

March 22 & 23, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
No appointment needed. Just show up between these times.
Fifth Floor, Artspace Building, 504 – 100 Arthur St.

Open Auditions for Volunteer Actors OF ALL AGES to fill roles in 5 New Plays
written by high school students, and directed by professionals.
It’s the 14th annual Scirocco Drama Manitoba High School Playwriting Contest,
produced by Angus Kohm for MAP.
The Finalists Are:
Sarah Luby, Vincent Massey Collegiate
Marcus Schneider, Ecole Selkirk Junior High
Richelle Burchill, West Gate Mennonite Collegiate
Isabella Fiorentino, St Mary’s Academy
Keira Hasenack, St Mary’s Academy
Directors: Megan Andres, Rick Caslake, Jane Walker, Kendra Jones and Tatiana Carnevale.

The plays will be workshopped, rehearsed and given full productions at the
Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre on May 29 & 30, 2014.
Questions: the Manitoba Association of Playwrights 942-8941, or e-mail

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Events at Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard
Spur events tickets can be purchased here.
Mar 20, 7 pm   $15 / $10 Students
Paul Holdengraber, George Prochnik and Arthur Schafer explore the search for meaning.

Cabaret: Wine & Words
Mar 20, 9 pm   $25
Kate Vermette, Erin Propp, Guy Maddin, Catherine Hunter, and David Alexander Robertson present dramatized readings of never-before-published works of local authors.

The North: The World in Seven Years
Mar 23, 4:30 pm, Muriel Richardson Auditorium   $15 / $10 Students
Join writer of 16 books, speaker, community activist and explorer James Raffan.
March 23, 6 pm
A party featuring comedians Ben Walker and Paul Rabliauskas!
FREE with ticket stub from any Spur event!

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March 25 to 27 and 29

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is the world's biggest celebration of creativity in communications. Over 24,000 entries from all over the world. Winning companies receive the highly coveted Lion trophy. Running time is 2 hours, 2 minutes.PG
Member / Senior / Student $12  Non-member $14
Tickets are available online and at the WAG front desk.

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Events at King's Head Pub & Eatery, 120 King Street
March 26, 7:00 pm

Admission is on a sliding scale - $5 - $10
Sign up is at 7. Competition begins at 8 with your host Bruce Symaka!
Poets will compete for the top 4 spots for Slam Poetry semi-finals!

Winnipeg Slam team alum and award-winning performance artist Andrea von Wichert will take the stage as our featured poet!  Andrea is a visual artist, writer, performer, and was a member of the Winnipeg Poetry Slam Team from 2006 to 2009. In 2012 she performed as part of PAZZIA Collective’s Sensual Emergency tour of the UK. Her one-woman show Andrea von Wichert is OVEREXPOSED was nominated for the Harry S. Rintoul Award for best new fringe play.

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March 27, 7:00 pm
William Shakespeare's Star Wars    Tickets 

Join Shakespeare In The Ruins for a fun evening where we will bring to life this hilarious mash-up of the Bard and the Force!

March 14, 2014

ACI: Ruth Howard l McNally: St. Patrick’s Dinner l Dorene Meyer, Shamin Brown, Violet Moore & Sam Parmar l Jeffrey John Eyamie l Yanky Fachler l Cyrus Smith l Asier Polo

April 10, 11, 12, 2014 (18 hours of instruction)
ACI Manitoba Inc., 300 - 245 McDermot Avenue

Register by March 28, see more details on the ACI web site

Starting Points: Community Collaborative Arts Master Class with Ruth Howard
Experiment with creative processes stemming from different starting points and map out how a catalyst idea can guide a complex community arts process.

Ruth Howard is Founding Artistic Director, Jumblies Theatre (Toronto), one of Canada’s foremost experts in Community Collaborative Arts, and a leader in the community play form. She has led a series of multi-year residencies resulting in large-scale performances. Ruth has several decades of professional experience as a set and costume designer.

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

March 17, 6 pm - 9 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Prairie Ink is offering a unique selection of dishes from Kevin Dundon’s Modern Irish Food from March 1 to 31.
This evening we will be featuring the welcoming celtic sound of The Hammers. With music to lift your spirits, we will have Guinness on special for $4.50 to keep them high.
The restaurant will be open until 11 pm this evening. For our special St. Patrick’s Day menu.

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Northern Writers and friends
April 2, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Eric is the sixth book in the award-winning novel series by Dorene Meyer. 
I’m an Addict in bits and pieces is a self-help guide/memoir written by Shamin Brown during her journey from addiction to crack cocaine. Also included are her poems. 
Charlotte’s Rescue is a novel written by Steinbach author, Violet Moore.
The Birthday Surprise is a children’s book written by Sam Parmar of Norway House.

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April 6, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
League of Justified Vengeance: The Oddities, Book Two

The Zombie Princess Apocalypse was a tea party compared to the super-powered mayhem Emm Dillinger and the Oddities must defeat in Sun Gorge, Wisconsin. As the boys with superhero wishes assemble at the San Diego Comic-Con, the Oddities are blown apart. 

A former child star and grunge singer, Jeffrey John Eyamie once worked for the minister of foreign affairs, conducted an interview with Bob Vila while sitting on the john, and gave the commissioner of the National Hockey League a dressing-down on national television.

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April 7, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Gentile Heroines & Heroes: Encouraging the Jews to return to their Ancient Homeland

Fachler features female Christian Zionists, archaeologists, newspaper editors and politicians who helped turn the idea of a “Jewish national home” into reality.

In 2 Lions, 6 Officers and 750 Mules, writer, broadcaster and historian Yanky Fachler focuses on British officers who pushed the Jews of Palestine to adopt a military ethos. In God’s Little Errand Boys, he focuses on Christian clergymen, including Rev William Hull of Winnipeg. 

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April 7, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Cyrus Smith is a mixed media artist who uses bold colours and guerrilla style and generally works in a large scale, with subject matter referencing art history, the socio-political sphere, Graffiti, advertising, digital networking, and Pop Culture.  Visit the gallery online.

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April 7, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat - Asier Polo

March 13, 2014

Forum Art Flea Market l St. Patrick’s at SEW l Sandra Chen: Living Landscapes l Lost Heroes l Stand Up to Stigma

March 29, 10 am - 3 pm
Forum Art Centre Flea Market, 120 Eugenie Street 
Free admission 

Anyone can donate, anyone can volunteer, anyone can come!!

We're a registered charity, we want to build our Bursary fund to give away to deserving teens, we want to celebrate our 50th anniversary and we just need a good excuse in Winnipeg to have a Spring flea market kind of day!

Call 204.235.1069 with questions, or to donate or volunteer.
Donations will be accepted on March 27, and sorted on March 28.
On March 29 we will also need sellers and packers for leftovers, which will be donated to another organization.

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March 17
Sewing and Embroidery Warehouse, 15 Keith Rd  email

Customers who wear green will receive 15% off most products at SEW, excluding machines.
Two of our most popular Brother machines are at rock bottom prices.
With a purchase from SEW, receive a ticket to enter the draw for a $20.00 store coupon.
Treat yourself to something sweet by enjoying our shamrock cookies.

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March 21 to April 3
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street

Living Landscapes by Sandra Chen
Opening reception: March 21, 7 - 10 pm - meet the artist!

Sandra Chen’s mystical landscapes offer a feeling of invitation and habitability while still providing a looming presence of the unknown. Her works explore the human struggle with both intimacy and isolation.

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March 22, 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street

Winnipeg's annual documentary film festival Gimme Some Truth! is proud to announce the Winnipeg theatrical premiere of Lost Heroes, introduced by Hope Nicholson, Lost Heroes' producer/researcher and comic book historian.

Directed by Will Pascoe (Orphan Black, Bitten) and produced by Tony Wosk and Kyle Bornais, Lost Heroes documents the history of the Canadian comic book superhero.
From the Golden Age, through the invention of Captain Canuck and Wolverine, to the present day this film asks: Why can't Canada maintain its national superhero?

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March 22, 8:00 pm l Doors will open at 7:00 pm (rush seating)
Pantages Playhouse Theatre, 180 Market Avenue East
Tickets are $20 through Eventbrite - all proceeds going to MDAM.
For any questions or further details, please contact

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (MDAM) is holding its Stand Up to Stigma Comedy Night. The show will be filmed as a special edition of the Shaw TV show, The Week Thus Far. Al Rae will be our special guest. Scott Nolan will be our musical act.
We will also have a silent auction during our intermission.

All funds raised will be used to provide education and support to those suffering from postpartum depression and youth suffering from mood disorders. Our key focus is to reduce the stigma towards mood disorders.

March 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party l Save Your Vote Town Hall l HHBCR Adoption Day l In Search of Past pARTicipants l Mercy For Animals Canada Petition

March 17, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Blue Marble Lounge at YWG, 1979 Wellington Avenue

Slow Food Winnipeg invites you to our St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party!

The Blue Marble is a restaurant and lounge in the Grand Hotel across from the main terminal at the airport. It is a small plates/ tapas dining experience, but they also have pizzas, burgers and salads.
FREE parking on P4 of the main parking structure at the airport in the NW corner. Come down the staircase there and into the hotel lobby. 

Have a look at their menu and please RSVP early to reserve your spot!

Blue Marble locally sources all their meats, and as much of their supplies as possible.
Slow Food is about Good, Clean, Fair food, and will be featuring some of their 17 local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers - they will be talking about opportunities for you to support and get involved in their CSA movement.

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March 21, 7:00 pm
Neechi Commons, 865 Main Street

Save Your Vote Town Hall in Winnipeg
NDP MP Niki Ashton is hosting an important town hall in Winnipeg and you’re invited.
Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are radically changing Canada’s election laws without any consultation. 
They even shut down debate in Parliament to ram their Unfair Elections Act through. 
That’s why New Democrats are hosting public town halls across the country to make sure your voice is heard.  Stand up now to save your vote.

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March 22, 11:00 am
The Dog Loft - 245 Marion St.

Come and meet the Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue’s adoptables. 
Interested in fostering?  
This is a great chance to meet other volunteers and see what it's all about. 
We will also have our HHBCR schwag if you are looking for a sweatshirt or foster fail t-shirt or one of our new water bottles.

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March 24 - 28, 4 pm to 8 pm
Art City, 616 Broadway

Each day’s workshop will feature a different art medium!
If you are a past Art City participant, we remember you! Your picture is still on the wall! If you send us a message, we will send you art!

Art City staff member Becky Thiessen returns as a special guest artist for Art City: In Search of Past pARTicipants, a workshop in which we engage today's Art City participants in creating artwork to send to past participants. 

Whether you want to Facebook, email or call us, or drop by and help during the workshop, please share your stories, memories, and thoughts! 

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Petitioning John Betts: McDonald's Canada: Stop Torturing Hens With Battery Cages

I am an investigator with Mercy For Animals Canada, and for just over 10 weeks I worked undercover at Creekside Grove Farms in Spruce Grove, Alberta, and Kuku Farms in Morinville, Alberta - factory farms that produce eggs for Burnbrae Farms - McDonald's Canada's exclusive egg provider for Egg McMuffins.

These two facilities combined confine more than 200,000 chickens. The egg-laying hens are crammed together with up to nine others inside tiny wire cages stacked six cages high. Each bird has less space than a sheet of notebook paper to live her entire miserable life, unable to breathe fresh air or do anything that would make her life worth living.

Battery cages are so cruel they have been banned in the entire European Union, Switzerland, New Zealand, and the states of California and Michigan. 
Animal welfare experts and veterinarians the world over have also condemned their use.

Even McDonald's in the European Union banned their use - 15 years ago! 
Yet McDonald's Canada continues to support this egregious animal abuse.
As the country's largest fast-food purchaser of eggs, McDonald's Canada has the power and ethical responsibility to end this abusive practice immediately. 

Please sign my petition asking McDonald's Canada to do the right thing and prohibit battery cages in its egg supply chain.  Please tweet this petition #EGGMCMISERY.

Thank you, 
"Jennifer" 
MFA Canada Undercover Investigator

March 9, 2014

Mimi Mirus l The Taboo Naughty but Nice Show 2014 l Compendium Artist Market Fundraiser

I make small (8-10 inch), four-legged creatures and other figures using batting-covered wire as an armature.  I wrap the armature in strips of fabric and stitch the surface with embroidery thread.  These figures are decorated with beads, wire, feathers and wool.   

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March 21 to 23 
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue

The Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show provides an upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, encouraging romance. Enjoy entertainment, provocative and educational seminars, unique shopping, fashion shows and LIVE demonstrations. 

•$17.00 at the door. Cash only at the door. 
•$12.00 online    Tickets include the Ticket Master convenience fee
ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION

•Friday 5 pm to Midnight 
•Saturday Noon to Midnight 
•Sunday Noon to 5 pm 
The Taboo Show is a licensed event. No one under the age of 19 admitted.

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March 21, 7:00 pm until 1:00 am
The Media Hub, 72 Princess Street, on the third floor

Compendium Artist Market Fundraiser
There will be an art show/auction, music by DJ Coda, and an info/booking booth. 
You'll also meet many of the artists, as well as have a chance to talk with Ryan and Vicki.

Tickets are available at Tiny Feast, Normandy Shop, Little Sister Coffee Maker, and Café Postal. $10 in advance & $15 at the door. Cash only.

We'll also be screening a little film that we are launching as part of our Kickstarter campaign shot by Alexa Lachuta and Jesse Godlow.

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Zucchero - 2014 Americana Tour 
March 21 Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue
Tickets: $35 advance l $40 door

Italy’s legendary rock star Zucchero tours Canada performing music from new album La Sesión Cubana which combines Latin, Cuban and tex-mex inspired sounds and rhythms. 

During his career which spans four decades with millions of albums sold, Zucchero has worked with a who’s who list of modern music royalty including Eric Clapton, Brian Wilson, Bono, Buddy Guy, Sting, Brian May with members of Queen and B.B. King.

March 8, 2014

God is a Scottish Drag Queen l Wine & Words | Walking With Our Sisters l BLOOD ON THE MIC l Teach In: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

March 20, 21 and 22 at 8:00 pm
The Tom Hendry Theatre, Warehouse, 140 Rupert Avenue

God is a Scottish Drag Queen, the sell out fringe hit returns for 3 shows only after its sold out run at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.

GOD, dressed in a floral power suit comes to earth to discuss everything from Justin Bieber to Monkeys in this unforgettable and hilarious one man show starring 2013 Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Mike Delamont.

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March 20, 8:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd

Theatre by the River and Spurfest invite you to join us for Wine & Words, an event dedicated to celebrating writing, reading, and yes, wine! 

Actors, musicians, playwrights, poets, authors, and storytellers present dramatized readings of never-before-published works to help fundraise for the company's season.

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Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, 203-290 McDermot Avenue  
(204) 942-2674
Gallery hours are: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am - 8 pm
presents…

March 21 - April 12
Walking With Our Sisters - A Commemorative Art Installation
for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the United States

Opening reception and ceremony March 21, ALL WELCOME

Over 600+ Native women in Canada are reported missing or murdered in the last 20 years. Many vanished without a trace with inadequate inquiry into their disappearance or killing. This is a travesty of justice. 

Each pair of vamps represents one missing or murdered Indigenous woman. The unfinished moccasins represent the unfinished lives of women whose lives were cut short by murder. They are not forgotten. They are sisters, mothers, aunts, daughters, cousins, grandmothers, wives and partners. They have been cared for, they have been loved, they are missing and they have not been forgotten.
Moccasins are symbolic of the path a person walks in life; within some traditions moccasins are placed on the body of the person to help them on their journey into the next life. Vamps are the top part of the moccasin that often carry adornment of some type.
The numbers are currently estimated as being as high as 824 women and girls missing and murdered in the last twenty years alone.
The exhibit will tour to over 31 locations and will wrap up in 2020.
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March 14, 8 pm till Midnight
A.N.A.F. "Club 60"  3 - 433 River Ave.
BLOOD ON THE MIC 
$5.00 door cover
A Karaoke and meat draw fundraising event to help Urban Shaman’s programming.
Donated fresh meat (Fish and Veggie options, too!) will be raffled!

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April 1, 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, Eckhardt-Grammaté Hall

Teach In: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
With panelists:
Bernadette Smith
Nahanni Fontaine
Shannon Buck
Jerry Daniels
& with Keewatin Otchitchak Traditional Women Singers

Presented by the UW Aboriginal Student Council and the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies.

This event is being organized in support of Walking With Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation at Urban Shaman. 

March 7, 2014

MY MONUMENT l Gordon Fitzell l Fritz Lang’s Metropolis l Winnifred Sim l Randy Bachman l Winnipeg Comedy Festival l University of Manitoba Opera Theatre

to April 5, 2014

Gallery 1C03 at The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, presents
MY MONUMENT, a multimedia exhibition featuring exchanges among artists cam bush, Steven Leyden Cochrane, Roewan Crowe, and Paul Robles, using Crowe's book Quivering Land to explore monuments and vanished feminist/queer/alternative cultural sites.

It will also be shown in the Hamilton Galleria, 4th floor mezzanine, Centennial Hall in the Library, The University of Winnipeg.

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Ghost Launch performance with Chandra Mayor
March 15 at 2:00 p.m. in front of 478 River Avenue
They will join Mayor in front of the former site of Bold Print - The Women's Bookstore

The Book is Happening with Roewan Crowe
March 20, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Gallery 1C03
Crowe will deliver a reading of Quivering Land

Conversation with the artists
March 26 at 7:00 p.m., Rm 2M70, 2nd floor of Manitoba Hall at The U of W

MY MONUMENT includes the website which maps vanished feminist/queer/alternative bookstores and solicits stories, images, and experiences of these bookstores.

Gallery 1C03 hours: Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., Saturday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Admission is always free and everyone is welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

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

March 25, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Meet the Composer featuring Gordon Fitzell    Co-presented by GroundSwell

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Fritz Lang’s Metropolis: A Panel Roundtable
March 27, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction classic Metropolis was a stunning film achievement. The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will present this masterpiece of film-making April 12 with the orchestra performing the gigantic Gottfried Huppertz score live to the movie. 
With Oliver Botar, School of Art, University of Manitoba; Brenda Austin-Smith, Film Studies, University of Manitoba; Julian Pellicano, resident conductor, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra; and James Manishen, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

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March 27, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
A Candid Coda: Reflections on the Life and Music of Winnifred Sim

Winnifred Sim never auditioned for a job, yet she became a nationally recognized organist, accompanist, adjudicator, teacher, conductor and the musical director of CBC Television’s hit show, Hymn Sing, which was broadcast weekly for 30 years. Glimpse Winnifred’s life, and also behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in Canadian television history. 

Winnifred is a published composer of choral anthems and chaired the committee that founded the National Youth Choir in 1984. She is a recipient of the YM-YWCA “Woman of Distinction” award and is listed in the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada and the International Who’s Who in Music. She lives in Winnipeg.

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March 29, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Randy Bachman in conversation with Howard Manshein of 92 Citi-FM 
and signing Tales from Beyond the Tap

Randy tells more great stories from a life in rock. He is a legendary figure through his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer. Known best for his work in The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, he has earned more than 120 gold and platinum album/singles awards. Bachman’s Vinyl Tap Stories was a national bestseller.

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March 29, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Al Rae brings along stars of The Winnipeg Comedy Festival for a festival comedy preview complete with ticket giveaways and other treats.  You’ll dine laughing! 

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March 30, 2:00 pm in the Atrium

A special musical presentation from members of the Desautels Faculty of Music’s Advanced Opera Studies program at the University of Manitoba.  
Featured performers include: Natasha Fransblow (piano), Jessica Kos-Whicher (soprano), Anne-Marie MacIntosh (soprano), Marlise Ritchie (soprano), Meghan Symon (mezzo-soprano), and Jan van der Hooft (tenor).