In light of the COVID-19 precautions...

Please call or e-mail the venue or organizers to confirm that the event you are interested in is still taking place and has not been cancelled or postponed.

Stay healthy and safe, everyone!

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use hand sanitizers that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid close contact with anyone who appears sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then toss the tissue in the trash.

Disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.

Talk to your doctor if you develop symptoms.

Stay home if you develop symptoms.

Avoid nonessential travel to areas with active COVID-19 outbreaks.

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If you are caring for an older adult:

Know what medications are needed and help them have extra.

Monitor food and medical supplies and have a back-up plan.

Stock up on non-perishable food to reduce shopping trips.

If a loved one is in a care facility, monitor the situation, ask about the residents and know the protocol if there is an outbreak.

For information about Winnipeg and its services.
From WestJet - The Public Health Agency of Canada has advised us of flights with guests who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). See below all of the confirmed flights to date.

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January 30, 2015

Toonies For Tummies l Art City Fundraiser l Valentine Day Events for Dogs l Rich Homie Quan l Art City Request for Proposals l Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Toonies For Tummies

During February you can donate $2 in store at several supermarkets across Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. 100% of the funds collected will be donated to breakfast programs, which provide nutritious meals to children in schools.

The numbers are staggering.
One out of every six Canadian children goes to school hungry. Toonies For Tummies helps children who don’t have the “luxury” to start their day with breakfast by raising funds for Breakfast for Learning and the Breakfast Club of Canada.

And all it takes is $2 to make a difference.

  • Watch the Little Change, Big Change video here and donate online.
  • Donate $2 in-store during the campaign period.
  • Start and keep the conversation going on Facebook and #Toonies4Tummies
  • Share the campaign badge on Facebook and encourage others to donate.
The Grocery Foundation is an Ontario-based not-for-profit, established in 1979 to enrich the lives and well-being of children. 2014 marked their 35th Anniversary.

February 14, 9:00 pm
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2

A romantic evening of love, and romance with
LIVING HOUR (formerly The Hours)
DJ POWER 97 will be playing RnB + slow jams in b/w bands
Also featuring the Art City Photo Booth - take pics with pretty props - by donation

2 Dollars from each admission will be donated to West Broadway's non-profit all-ages art programming centre, Art City.

February 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1P7
All socialized dogs are welcome to attend

BTPRSM Valentine's Day Party & Playgroup - Come out and enjoy some holiday fun! Munchies for the humans, lots of doggie fun for the pooches, a 50/50 draw and chances to win some door prizes!

February 15, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Pawsh Dog
Unit 10 - 1580 Taylor,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 2A7

$5 per person

February 16, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P3
Tickets  and The Urban Bakery, 407 Graham Ave
18+ with Photo I.D

Rich Homie Quan with Guests A-Game - FriskOlay - R.O.Z

Quan’s 2008 smash "Stay Down" features the Stack Money Boys. In 2012 Quan signed to Atlanta based independent label T.I.G (Think It's A Game) and released his critically acclaimed Still Goin In mixtape.  Rich Homie Quan has not had an easy road proving why fans love him for his honest lyrics and triumphant spirit. 

Art City Request for Proposals 2015/16 Professional Guest Artist Series 
Mail proposals to:
Eddie Ayoub, Artistic Director  c/o Art City
616 Broadway Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0W8

Submission Deadline: February 16, 2014 (postmarked)
Art City invites local, national, and international artists to submit proposals to lead collaborative art workshops at our studio in 2015/16.
For information please phone 204.775.9856 or email Artistic Director, Eddie Ayoub 

Selected Guest Artists will be supported in developing, managing, and facilitating their workshops by the Artistic Director, two Art City staff, and at least two volunteers per workshop. Proposals should be designed for a 5-day period, Monday – Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Artists will receive $1,500.00 for a one-week project. Travel, accommodations, and per diem will be provided for selected non-local artists.
All selected artists will be required to obtain a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, eligible for reimbursement by Art City.

Saint Philip's Anglican Church, 240 Tache Ave
Tickets are $6.00 per person and $15.00 per family.
Tickets are available by calling 204-237-3650 and leaving a message on extension 2. Or you can email us 

Last year the Pancake Supper was a terrific evening, and we hope to make it even better this year.  Last year there were pancakes, sausages, syrup, whipped cream, and a berry compote. We will be including gluten-free pancakes.

Reverend Donald will be in the church on Tuesday from 11 am – 1 pm to meet anyone who wishes to make a private confession.

January 28, 2015

The Notebook l Mardi Gras l MissDVS l The Autopilots, Portrait of Leaders & The Stray Vinyls l Brenmar l WSO Valentine Package l Art From the Heart l FIVE ALARM FUNK l Winter Soupstock l o2 (REBEL3) Valentine's Day

February 13, 5:30 pm cocktails / buffet dinner & popcorn for film
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4

Find Tickets  $35 person  or call 204-594-9494
Dinner & a Movie - The Notebook
Join us for the most romantic modern day movies to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend at The MET.  Enjoy The MET Signature Buffet before settling in to watch The Notebook.

February 13 and 14, 2015 / 6:00 pm to 2:00 am nightly
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
Must be 18 years of age or older
Tickets $16 at Ticketmaster or from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association and a portion of sales goes to them.

Winnipeg Mardi Gras will heat up Winnipeg’s frigid winter during one unforgettable weekend, as thousands experience authentic tastes, sights and sounds of New Orleans.

Come dressed in full Zombie costume and make-up, register at the Zombie Booth to get free admission to Winnipeg Mardi Gras and be entered to win a special prize package. 

February 14 - VALENTINE’S DAY!
Bring your sweetheart for an incredible night of dining, dancing, and romancing.
All singles  will be offered a red heart to wear on their sleeve. 

Authentic Louisiana Cuisine: freshly shucked oysters, and alligator fritters.
Enjoy crab cakes, deep fried pickle spears, gumbo, sweet potato fries, and more. 
The Mardi Gras Sampler Platter gives you a taste of all the menu favourites.

Aerial acrobatics, stilt walkers, showgirls, drag queens!
Come in your own costume, or buy accessories onsite, and join the Mardi Gras Parade!
You'll also find novelty items, card readers, body painters, tattoo artists, and more. 

Dwayne Dopsie, America’s Hottest Accordion, and The Zydeco Hellraisers! 

The Lindsays infuse sideshow with circus skills and burlesque to create a unique audience interaction experience. 
The Undead Newlyweds combines circus, theatre and dance. Enjoy fire manipulation and classic vaudeville.

February 13, 10:00 pm - 5:00 am
Arcane Studios (U.R.)
Early Bird - $20 / Advance - $25 / Door Entry - $30

MissDVS will whip you into shape in no time with her slick mixing skills and a high energy style! A guaranteed party starter recognized for rockin' dance floors across Western Canada and to millions on Digitally Imported Radio.
With support from:
>> DJ PYRO (Saskatchewan)
Experience the amazing clarity of world renowned PK and VOID Sound! 
Plus Bomb Squad's intelligent lighting, lasers, visuals, & more!

February 13, 9:00 pm
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1H9
$5 / Door: $7 (from bands or at the Garrick Hotel)
Order 5 tickets or more to get door-to-door delivery
18+ Valid Photo ID     Drink Specials 

The Autopilots EP RELEASE with Portrait of Leaders and The Stray Vinyls 

February 13
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P3 
Join Brenmar as he brings his new Award EP around the globe!

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, 1650 - One Lombard Place

The WSO presents a concert of beautiful, romantic music. The love theme from Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Ravel's Bolero, Mendelsohn's Midsummer Night's Dream and the dymanic Anderson & Roe piano duo performing Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra K.365.

Champagne and a chocolate rose by Chocolatier Constance Popp.  Enter to win an intimate dinner for two from Bergmann's on Lombard and a night at Mere Boutique hotel overlooking the river with the purchase of a romance package.
From $99 per couple, or $20 if you already have tickets. 
Contact the box office at 204-949-3999 or email for more information.
Draw will be held at noon on February 5 and winners will be notified by phone.

February 13 - 7:00 pm - 9:0 pm / February 14 - 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre (MERC), 430 Langside Street

Art From the Heart 15th Show & Sale
Supporting the Development of inner city and low income artists.
Over 80 artists! More that 200 pieces of art to buy!
Why not buy a special piece for someone you love for Valentine's Day? 
Artists receive 100% of their sales!
Music! Food! Raffles! Art!

February 13 - February 16
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Ticketmaster - Into The Music  - Soul Survivors - Music Trader - The Pyramid
A furious flurry of funktacular proportions hits WINNIPEG!

Friday - Kieran West & His Buffalo Band
Saturday - TOWODO
Sunday - Mystery Guests

February 14, 2:00 pm to 3:00 am
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross
Winter Soupstock ☠☠☠ is a celebration of all things soup, art, and music! 

What better way to enjoy a bowl of soup than to be serenaded by beautiful people producing beautiful sounds. We have rounded up some of our finest friends to galvanize your ears:
Big Friendly Grant Radio Special 
Railroad Tye -
Aisha Belle -
Savant Flaneur -
Slow Spirit -
Basic Nature -
Smoky Tiger -
Sassafrass - psychedelic intergalactic music
Bacca -
Richard Inman -
Zrada -
Selci -

Just bring your soup ready to be heated and served. No food restrictions apply, we ask that you provide an ingredient list so no allergies are disrupted. Each soup will be presented and judged anonymously on a scoring board by an open panel of all festival attendees. 
The Soupstock jury will declare who will be crowned the champion of Soupstock. 
Secret prizes to be awarded for the top 3 soups! BRING YOUR OWN SPOON  

February 14, 9:00 pm - 2:30 am
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1H9
Cover $10 / Advanced Tickets $6

o2 (REBEL3) Valentine's Day - The long awaited reunion of Winnipeg's underground movement! Laying down some of the greatest House music made, we promise to keep the floor hot and moving all night long!   Dinner and Dancing? Well we got your dancing part covered! 4 DJs ONLY VINYL  DJs: Oxide - Alphagroove - Jules Tiopo - Discokitty

January 27, 2015

February Events at McNally Robinson: Valentine’s Day Dinner, Book Club, Music Interviews, Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2015, Book Launchings and More!

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

February 14, 5:00 pm
Valentine’s Day Dinner in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Join us for a romantic five-course tasting featuring live musical accompaniment, a rose and a small bottle of champagne.
Tickets are $100 for a couple or $55 per single person. 
For menu details, reservations and seating times call 204-975-2659.

February 24, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club

The choice is Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, a story about the relationships that sustain us. Get in touch with John by calling 453-0424, ex 227.

February 10, 7:30 pm
Martha Brooks & Jeff Preslaff, Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat

As a bonus, you’ll also get a preview of Martha’s upcoming memoir, Letters to Brian: A Year of Living and Remembrance. Martha Brooks is an acclaimed novelist and jazz singer. Originally from New York, trombonist, pianist, composer and arranger Jeff Presslaff is a mainstay in the Winnipeg jazz scene.
February 24, 7:30 pm
Vincent Ho, presented as part of McNally Robinson’s Meet the Composer series

He has served as the WSO’s Composer-In-Residence from 2007-2013. He most recently had his percussion concerto The Shaman presented at Carnegie Hall by Dame Evelyn Glennie and the WSO. Mr. Ho was commissioned to write a new work for the WSO to celebrate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. He will talk about his new work, Postlude: Song of Hope, that will premiere on February 27 and 28.

Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2015
Admission is free – no registration is required - in the Travel Alcove

February 7, 7:00-8:30 pm  Michael Gilmour, Ph.D., Associate Professor of New Testament and English Literature: “Isaiah on iTunes: Popular Music’s Strange Fascination with the Bible.”
February 14, 7:00-8:30 pm Cathy Rust-Akinbolaji, M.A., Assistant Professor of TESOL: “How English Got so Complicated: A Historical Sketch.”
February 21, 7:00-8:30 pm Patrick Franklin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics: “Is Christian Faith Obsolete in a Scientific Age?”
February 28, 7:00-8:30 pm Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of TESOL: “Beauty as a Human Need: Visual Art as Learning Strategy, Therapy, and Worship.”

Launches and Events

February 1, 2:00
Sharla Kinsman & Sonia Nadeau
My Mother Always Tells Me
February 5, 7:00 pm
Richard Jochelson & Kirsten Kramar
The Disappearance of Criminal Law: Police Powers and the Supreme Court
February 8, 2:00 pm
Paul G. Doerksen
A. James Reimer’s Toward an Anabaptist Political Theology: Law, Order, and Civil Society presented by Paul G. Doerksen.
February 9, 7:00 pm
Robert Sopuck
 A Life Outdoors: Essays on Hunting, Gathering and Country Living in the 21st Century
February 11, 7:00 pm
Jon Waldman
He Shoots, He Saves: The Story of Hockey’s Collectible Treasures
February 12, 7:00 pm
Christine Steendam, the award-winning romance author of the Foremost Chronicles and the Ocean Series, is launching three new books: Owned by the Ocean (the prequel to the Ocean Series), Betrayed by the Ocean (the third in the Ocean Series), and Unforgiving Plains (the first in the Foremost Series).
February 13, 7:00 pm
Hazel Mariko Latimer
Dreams Really Can Come True! A story about kids helping other kids
The profits will be donated to the organizations that work to help the children of our city.
February 15, 2:00 pm
Melanie Matheson
Hokey Dowa Gerda and the Snowflake Girl
February 17, 7:00 pm
Gilles DeCruyenaere
I Dreamt of Trees
February 17, 7:30 pm                       
Alison R. Montgomery
Confessions of a Dance Mom
February 19, 7:00 pm
Café Politique - Immigration in Canada: Current Policies and Future Developments.
The events are free to the general public and refreshments are provided. 
February 22, 2:00 pm
Don Ayre
Toward a More Loving and Caring World
February 25, 7:00 pm
Brian Froese
California Mennonites
February 26, 7:00 pm
The Shadow Over Portage and Main

An upcoming anthology of horror and weird fiction inspired by Winnipeg and its endless winters. Contributing authors include: Keith Cadieux, Dustin Geeraert, Jeremy Strong, Géza Reilly, John Stinzi, Joanna Graham, Christina Koblun and others.
February 26, 7:30 pm
Umut Özsu
Formalizing Displacement: International Law and Population Transfers
February 27, 7:00 pm
Justin Currie
Cassie and Tonk
February 28, 7:00 pm
Jordan Power
Extra-Ordinary: Stories of Manitobans with Down Syndrome
The author is donating all proceeds to the Manitoba Down Syndrome Society.

January 26, 2015

Moon Tan l The Ballad of Shovel and Rope l Valentine's Day: Civil Disobedients’ Zombie Prom l The Elwins l Smithfits Crew l Fundrive Wrap Up Party and MORE!!

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

February 6, 8:30 pm
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 at door
through Adrian Dyer at (204-291-8103), through contacting bands, or at Music Trader
All ages
The time has come for Moon Tan to unleash its musical mayhem upon the world! 
A night filled with surprises, twists and turns.
Moon Tan - Greek Riots - Northern Elms
February 10, Doors 7:15 Movie 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The documentary The Ballad of Shovel and Rope captures the tours and detours of a husband and wife as they create and release the critically acclaimed album, O’ Be Joyful
February 14, 9:00pm - 1:00am
Tickets are $15 for normals, but only $10 for Prom Zombies
Valentine's Day is stupid, lame and depressing. 
That's why you should celebrate by dressing up in your finest prom-zombie get-up and joining your friends for The Civil Disobedients’ Zombie Prom!

There will also be prizes for ZOMBIE PROM KING AND QUEEN!
February 25, Doors 7:15 Show at 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Tickets at The Park and Music Trader

The Elwins (Matthew Sweeney, Travis Stokl, Feurd Moore and Frankie Figliomeni) has played here numerous times, opening for Born Ruffians and Zeus. 
Opening their show will be locals Ozconscious.

The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

February 7, 10 PM / 18+
DJ Co-op - Scott Wade - Rob Galston
February 13, 9:00 pm
$10 - all proceeds going to CKUW!!
Fundrive Wrap Up Party
Come celebrate another amazing Fundrive with all your friends and favourite CKUW volunteers.
The Bands: Guerrillas of Soul, Human Music, Odd Outfit
The DJ's: Dj No Contact, Tiny O
For more information check out
February 21, 10:00 pm
DJ J JACKSON & ANDY_2_K present: ◕‿◕。 POPTART ◕‿◕。
Pop Bubblegum Pop Brit Pop Indie Pop K Pop Pop Punk Art Pop Internet Pop   All your favorite pop hits without the guilt or shame. We love pop, you love pop. Let's dance.   Lots of sweet surprises throughout the night! ✿  
February 22, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First ever Sunday pop up market at The Good Will, featuring local traders of vinyl, fashion, accessories, vintage, art, prints, home decor and so much more....
Also featuring Abi's Chocolate Coffee Bailey's; feature Sunday Caesars; DJ Tiny O, and tarot card readings by Trevor resident psychic. Be eat drink! Kids welcome.
February 28, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dangercat, Union Stockyards, Waster & Diefenbaker
Come down early cause you don't want to miss out on any of these bands!

January 24, 2015

Flash Out l Piratefest 2015 l Citizen Rage l NPDWC Valentine Perogy Dinner l Panel on Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women l Memorial March

February 6, 10:00pm
Windsor Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

FLASH OUT releasing split 7'' with Begrime Exemious out now on Filth Regime Records.
Sad that this is our last show with our bass player Joe before he leaves us forever. 

ZOMBIE ASSAULT - OCCULT HAND - JER (Joes solo project)

The Zoo Night Club, 160 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1Y6

February 9, 7:00 pm
Tickets available at the Zoo, Music Trader and online 

Ninjacat Productions and Bag of Holdings present PIRATEFEST 2015 featuring:
February 21, doors at 8 pm
Citizen Rage (Calgary) - Advise the Oracle - Becoming A King
Ethnica - Words To Embrace

February 12, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Immaculate Conception Parish, 181 Austin Street North

$10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12
at 221 Austin St North office hours, by email, or at the door.  
All you can eat Perogy Dinner & Cake Auction
A Valentine's Day themed fundraiser for the North Point Douglas Women's Center. 
Featuring: 50/50 Draw - Door Prize
Cake Auction - Silent Art Auction - Valentines for Sale

Kids activity table courtesy of Graffiti Art Programming
We are currently welcoming cake donations!

February 9, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Convocation Hall, The University of Winnipeg
The University of Winnipeg Indigenous Advisory Circle presents Inquiring Minds: 
Understanding the call for, role of and limitations on 
an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Hosted by Diane Roussin, Chair, Indigenous Advisory Circle, UWinnipeg

What action is being taken to call an inquiry? with Chief Francine Meeches
Swan Lake First Nation, First Nation Women's Committee

How can Indigenous people be meaningfully included in a public inquiry?
The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 
Former co-Commissioner of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry

Is an inquiry the goal or a way of achieving our goal?
Dr. Annette Trimbee, President, UWinnipeg

What does an inquiry mean? Moderated by Wab Kinew (UWinnipeg)
A panel with Dr Leslie Spillett (Ka Ni Kanichihk), Lorena Fontaine (UWinnipeg), 
Dr Niigaan Sinclair (UM), and Treaty Commissioner Jamie Wilson 

Followed by a group discussion on calling an inquiry into #MMIW
Honouring the families of our stolen sisters and the survivors of violence
Coffee, tea and snack provided
Open to all students, staff and community members
Please contact Wab Kinew with any questions

February 14, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, (Bulman Centre: Multipurpose Room)

8th Annual Memorial March for all Missing and Murdered ~ Winnipeg

We will gather for opening prayer, welcoming, and honour song.
March will commence at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow
Please bring your hand drums, voices, love, candles and memorials signs.

Opening Prayer: Gramma Shingoose
Master of Ceremonies: Lorraine Clements / Lisa Parker
Drum Groups: AIM Manitoba Men's Drummers
Keewatin Otchitchak (Northern Crane) Traditional Women Singers
Speakers: TBA
Floor open for family, friends, and community members to share.

Donations needed: any type of craft supplies for the butterfly repair and build. We need volunteers to help with this when the time comes.
Also food, such as, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice, water, bannock, cookies, jam; and plates, cups, paper towels/ napkins.
We are also looking for individuals who can provide safety for the marchers.

January 22, 2015

Fallen Angels l Pop Nuit: Wall of Sound & Prince Achmed l Krista Jackson & Rod Beilfuss l Poemss, Ghost Twin & Slattern l Siloam: Michael Turner l Live Music is Better l Craft Sale l Tonight At Eight l Mongrel Media l Valentine Dinner and a Movie

Elena Anciro

January 29 - February 8
Tara Players Theatre Company, 654 Erin Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 2V9
No Wheelchair Access

Fallen Angels
by Noel Coward for 2015 RMTC Cowardfest
90 minutes (plus intermission)

Julia and Jane are the best of friends and both are happily married. When they were single they each had a brief, torrid affair with Maurice, a charming, handsome Frenchman.
Guess who’s back in town and requesting the ladies’ company while their husbands are away for a day of golf?

Directed by Rob Kwade
Elena Anciro as Julia
Jessina Cheffins as Jane
Kevin P. Gabel as Fred
Glenn Odero as Willy
Jazmyn Shell as Jasmin aka Saunders
Richard Thomas as Maurice Duclos

January 29 and January 30 • 7:30 pm
January 31 • 6:30 pm (Dinner theatre)
February 1 • 2 pm
February 4, 5, 6 and 7 • 7:30 pm
February 8 • 2 pm
Box office opens one hour before showtime
Door $15 Cash/CowardPass / Advance call 204 774 8272 or email
Dinner theatre performance (January 31): $55

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
Tickets: Music Trader, Ticketmaster, Folkfest Music Store, The WECC box office

Pop Nuit is a grittier subset of the New Music Festival, running February 5 and 7, 2015.

February 5, Doors: 7:15 / Music: 8:00
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
20 Guitar Circular Wall of Angelic Sound

This unique surround sound experience was curated by Winnipeg musician, Robert G. Menard (Absent Sound, SoHoly HeadCase, Room 237) back in 2005. The Circular Wall enlists 20 guitarists from various local bands of all genres to bring the event to life.

Audience members are set up in a circle in the middle of the room facing out, while the 20 players set up in an outer circle around the audience. The players are split into 4 groups and each group has key roles and designed parts to perform at specific times.  
February 7, 8:00 pm
The Adventures of Prince Achmed 
with Live Score Composed and Performed by Julia Ryckman and JP Perron.

A German animated fairy tale film from 1926, the oldest surviving animated feature film. The film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse and sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the magician’s plan, and soars into a series of wondrous adventures.

Julia Ryckman is a classically trained opera singer and piano player formerly of post-punk rockers This Hisses. She is involved in her solo project Slattern, and experimental duo Triunfo Do Gato. 
Supporting act is The Electric String Quartet, performing interpretations of Bach and other composers on electric guitars/keys.

February 5, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Manitoba Theatre Centre, 174 Market Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8
FREE - RSVP to confirm your attendance by emailing or phoning Wren 204-586-2236

Theatre Lives: Q&A with Krista Jackson & Rod Beilfuss
Both have worked and studied outside of Manitoba, and founded their own theatre companies. Krista is the director of Royal MTC’s Private Lives; she has also worked with the Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, MTYP, her own company zone41 as well as last year’s The Seagull at Royal MTC.

Rod is one of the founding members of Theatre by the River. 

February 6, 10:00 pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

Poemss  -  Ghost Twin  -  Slattern 

February 6, 5 pm
Arts Junction, 312 William Avenue (east side - loading dock entrance) ‏

An Encaustic Evening - This is going to be a great event that showcases Michael Turner, one of Siloam Mission’s extremely talented artists.
Michael has filled our art room and office floors with his encaustic and acrylic paintings and has been an encouraging member of our community. 

February 7, 8 pm
St. James Anglican Church Hall, 195 Collegiate (Happy Mike’s Coffee House)
$5 & a tin for the bin

18th Annual Live Music is Better Coffee House in support of Winnipeg Harvest.
Emma Clooney, Glen McCabe, Paul Plouffe, Tim & Phil Veldhuis, Peter Goguen
and Peter Paul Van Camp

February 7, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grace Point Church, 137 Euclid. Ave
Free (Donations Welcome)
Announcing the second annual
Point Douglas Is Still For Lovers - A North End Craft Sale
Featuring Crafters, Artists, Bakers, and all types of Creators!

February 7, (Box office/doors open at 7:45 pm)  8:00 pm  ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY
RAW:Gallery of Architecture and Design, 290 McDermot Avenue
$15 + the roll of a six-sized-dice! Tickets cash at the door only. 
Reservations email or call 204-894-2111    CowardPass accepted.
From Kendra Jones and Stephanie Plaitin Tonight At Eight o'Clock is an interactive theatrical experience where you can tempt fate, play games, and be surprised.  You never know who you might see around the table.

February 7 - February 12
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street

Founded in 1994 by Hussain Amarshi, Mongrel Media is a leading Canadian independent film distributor focused on bringing the best of local and world cinema to Canadian audiences. Cinematheque presents a tribute to their success:
Into Great Silence
A Girl Is A Girl
Only Lovers Left Alive
The Passenger
The Great Beauty
The Lunchbox
Feb 12, 7:30 PM

Cinematheque and Peasant Cookery present a romantic evening full of great cuisine and film. Beat the rush of Valentine’s Day and enjoy this special evening with your loved one a few days before!
Price: $90 includes dinner for two, wine and the film The Lunchbox.
Menu to be determined . Please call 204-925-3456 ext 106 or visit.

January 20, 2015

Help the NPDWC l CMHR FREE l WSO Trio Pass l DFA 1979 l FNS 8: Legends l Prairie Celt l At the corner l Seen & Sound l Laserweed, Viewing Party & The New Wild l Planet of the Crates l Genderfest 2015 l Rowing Championship

We need some help! 
We are out of diapers. We especially need sizes 4, 5, and 6. 
We also need feminine supplies - pads and tampons, and pregnancy tests. 
Finally, we need help picking up supplies that we can pay for - someone who has a vehicle and can go purchase and bring back bulk items that we reimburse for.
If you are able to help with any of this, please email. Thank you!

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is offering free admission 
every first Wednesday of the month from 4 - 8 p.m.!


With the Trio Pass, you can select three concerts for only $109, a $183 value.
You can choose from:
  • Beyond the Score® - Beethoven's 5th, Jan 23-24
  • Valentine's: Romeo and Juliet, Feb 13-14
  • Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel, February 20-22
  • Singin' in the Rain - Film with Orchestra, March 13-15
  • Beethoven's most famous Piano Concerto, May 8-9
  • Dancing with the Stars: Ballroom with a Twist, May 22-24
      Click here to read more about the Trio Pass concerts.
January 27, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P3
Tickets Starting at $15 and are available at:
The Urban Bakery (Tub), Music Trader

If you missed seeing DFA 1979, come check out the MSTRKRFT afterparty. 

January 30, 11:00 pm - 5:00 am
Arcane Studios, 415 Mulvey Ave E, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$20 All Night
Pick up your hoods and Underground Revival merchandise!
We are heading back to Winnipeg’s old school roster and picking the cream of the crop! 
Not only are we bringing you sounds from raver yester-year but our host Arcane Studios has helped us once again to bring you a LEGENDARY match up.
Competitors: Sius, Armand-Emile, Cyan, More TBA
DJSoS - Thunder Bay, ON - house trance old school & hardcore
Mark Grimace - Ontario

January 30, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bell Tower Community Café, 745 Westminster Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1A5

Our next café features Prairie Celt on stage! Food, drinks, live music and food hampers––no charge!  Everyone is welcome as a guest.
If you need a free food hamper, register with Winnipeg Harvest at 204-982-3660.

January 30 - March 14
PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 121-100 Arthur St

Opening Reception: 30 January, 7 PM
Artist Talks: 07 February, 1 PM
Both events are free and open to the public.

PLATFORM is pleased to present the exhibition, At the corner, featuring new work from 
Irene Bindi (MB) and Aston Coles (MB) and curated by Collin Zipp (MB). 

Bindi and Coles use collage and installation to reference screen based experiences that challenge and reinterpret the notion of the filmic. 

The Media Hub, 72 Princess Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

January 31, 10:00 pm
$10 Advance  will be at Music trader and for drop off & pick up
FRAME Fundraiser current lineup
Rebel Riel - Aisha Belle - Hooch and the Howlers
Naysa - Sapphire Empire - Sweet Alibi
February 6, 9:00 pm
Tickets: $15 at the door

Explore the multi level venue, experience and purchase artwork from the many talented, LOCAL artists who will be displaying the fruits of their labor. 
The chill and laid-back atmosphere will be held together by the sounds of:
DJ Remarcable, JTL of Serotonin Entertainment & Ty Guy 
SHOWCASING Samantha CherryBomb Eve and more to come!

January 31, 9:00 pm / music starts at 10 pm
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
3 bands on a Saturday night for 5 bucks
Laserweed (debut show!) - Viewing Party - The New Wild

January 31, 9:45 pm - 2:30 am
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1H9

Planet of the Crates (REBEL2) Back Once Again! All Vinyl!
Let’s warm up to some hot wax!
DJs: Adam Scott, Just-In (Justin Segodnia), Marc Oxide, Steven P
Funky House, Tech House, Breaks, Garage
Cover $8   DISCOUNTED Online tickets

January 31, doors at 9:30 pm / starts at 10:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
physically accessible space; gender inclusive washrooms

$15 in advance $20 at the door
Get your tickets online or Music Trader and The Urban Bakery (Tub)
Some pay what you can tickets available - or to volunteer to help out - email

Opening Party for Genderfest 2015
Queerview & JGrey Present: BOUNCE WITH ME

Featuring: Sissy Nobby (New Orleans, LA)
Dj C8E -  Dj Two-Topping -  So? We. Are. Girls! - And MORE!!!!

February 1, Doors open 7:00 am / Racing starts 8:30 am
Winnipeg Rowing Club, 20 Lyndale Drive
Registration fee is $15 / visit to register 
All are welcome to compete!  No experience necessary.
Prizes will be awarded, and refreshments served.

Here’s your chance to compete at rowing, without having to go out in a boat on the water! The Winnipeg Rowing Club (WRC) is gearing up to host their annual indoor challenge: Winnipeg Indoor Rowing Championship!

All races take place indoors, on rowing machines. Race events are split by age group and gender. Full races are 2000 meters in length, with 500 meter races available for the non-rower. There is also a relay event for those wanting to race as a team.

At 134 years old the Winnipeg Rowing Club is the second oldest sporting organization in Western Canada. The WRC is a non-profit organization fostering generations of friendships. Members range from teenagers to the 80’s.  The club offers programs for all skill levels.

January 16, 2015

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's Annual Spring Show 2015 and February Meeting l Viaticum l Rumours Comedy: Debra Di Giovanni for Manitoba Pug l Seanster and the Monsters

February 13, 7:30 pm
Charleswood Legion Hall, 6003 Roblin Boulevard, in the Tank Room, located in basement of the Legion. Please enter on the west side of the building.

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club has a great double feature planned! 
There will be a 3D printing demonstration, followed by Tommy Kucera, who will give us an armchair tour of the Vienna Railway Museum!
Not a member? No problem! Visitors are always welcome!

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club is hosting their  
Annual Open House 
Model & Photo Contest Display 
at their new location:
Charleswood Legion Hall, 6003 Roblin Boulevard, on  
March 28 and 29 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 

The show is wheelchair accessible.
Admission by donation
Proceeds to support St. Amant Centre
Snacks and drinks available

There will be operating layouts, including 
The NMRA's #1 Northern Division's Free - mo HO modular group

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

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

Parents, have a seat and enjoy the continuous slide show of great train pics!

Along with demonstrations, the entries and winners in 
their model and photography contests will be on display.

Meet Morgan Turney, publisher of the Canadian Railway Modeller Magazine!
The library will be selling magazines at a quarter each!!
They will also be selling train books!!!

Each year the WMRC holds its Annual Models and Photography Contests.  
All model entries are showcased at the club's Annual Open House.  
Experienced modellers judge a variety of model categories using 
guidelines set out by the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA).
A photography contest, judged by professional photographers, is also held.
The winning photos will be displayed at the Open House.

Questions about the Model Contest / Photo Contest entry forms and rules? 
e mail Morgan Turney or call 204-668-0168 

Learn more about The WMRC through its blog, published by Paul Ullrich. 

St. Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism.  We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to support individuals and their families.

St. Amant programs include a large residence for complex-care, more than 50 community sites and homes, the St. Amant Research Centre, the St. Amant  School and River Road Child Care, a community child-care centre. 
We offer effective programs for children with autism and also for families who care for an individual with a developmental disability at home.
We strive to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for the thousands of individuals and families we serve each year.  We believe research is essential to developing environments that emphasize dignity and respect for each person.

St. Amant, 440 River Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3Z9
Tel: (204) 256-4301 Fax: (204) 257-4349  or email

January 29, 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Media Hub, 72 Princess Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$10 at the Door

Compendium Artist Market presents Viaticum, a one night pop-up art show featuring local talent, for what might be Compendium's final hurrah.  Featured Guests:
DJ's Ack 'N' Quack 
Rip/Torn Collective -

Featured Artists:
Manny Berkal-Sarbit -
Dylan Fries 
Brandon Ackerman
Jan Quackenbush

January 31, Doors @ 9:00 pm  Show @ 10:00 pm
190-2025 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB

$22 - 50% of ticket sales go to Manitoba Pug Rescue to pay for vet bills.
call Patty 204-782-7119
RUMOURS have it there is an awesome comedian in town. Debra Di Giovanni is here!
Finalist - Last Comic Standing, three time Canadian Comedy Award Winner!
She's been called the "Queen of Comedy!"

January 31, Doors 12:15 pm  Event 1:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
$10 in advance / $15 at the door / packages of 4 for $24 at The WECC box office.
Tickets available at Ticketmaster, Folk Festival Music Store, Music Trader and The WECC.

Join Winnipeg's favourite Kiddie super-group for a party at Winnipeg's favourite music venue! Come sing along with your favourites, enjoy the special guests, and dance!

January 9, 2015

Get Noticed: Pitching Your Story to the Winnipeg Free Press l Big Fun Festival l Sign Virginia's Equal Rights Petition

January 28 - January 29
ACI Manitoba Inc., 300 - 245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S6
Find Tickets        Free for ACI Members!
If you're not a member, become one today!
Email Lindsey or phone 204.927.2787 if you have any questions.

Getting press coverage can be a tricky process. Julie Carl, Deputy Editor at the Winnipeg Free Press, will demystify the process and talk about how the Free Press makes its editorial decisions. Julie will give you practical information to make your next press release get noticed, including when and how to send a press release and what a good press release looks like.  A question and answer period will follow Julie’s presentation.

Big Fun Festival  Program Information

January 28, Doors at 7:15  Music at 8:00
The Ballroom 218 Roslyn Rd.
Tickets $10 or with a Big Fun Festival Pass
Tickets available at Into the Music and Music Trader
All Ages
Andy Shauf, known for honest, self-reflective songs. 
Well Sister, formerly the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of From Giants, Jaymie Friesen continues to use her music and poetic storytelling to tell of beauty.

January 29, Doors at 7:15  Music at 8:00
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
$15 Advance tickets or with a Big Fun Festival Pass All Ages
Tickets available Into The Music, Music Trader , WECC

Operators, one of the most heavily buzzed bands this year featuring ex-Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs front man Dan Boeckner. 
Hana Lu lu - gliding synth arrangements with up tempo rhythm and pulsing bass lines. 
The Will to Power blends a mix of ethereal electronic soundscapes and new wave.

January 30, Doors @ 10:00 pm  Show @ 10:30 pm
Sherbrook Inn, 685 Westminster Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0Z4
$12 or with a Big Fun Festival Pass    18+ 
Music Trader, Into the Music and 
Season of Mist/New Damage recording artists. 
KEN mode is a JUNO award winning independent metal/hardcore band. 
Animal Lover, three piece noise rock band similar to The Jesus Lizard, Rapeman, Wire. 
Tunic, local noise rock outfit. 

January 30  Doors @ 9:00 / Music @ 9:30
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St.

Tickets are $10 or with a Big Fun Festival Pass

The Absent Sound puppet masters create huge dramatic worlds of sound. 
Powder Blue, guitar rock for northern lights and dark side mantras, minimal chords played to maximum effect.
Tropic Harbour, a utopian space constructed by Mark Berg; earworms and mint-infused hooks blend with swooning guitar knits. 
The Hours, a dream pop chandelier, chords hanging in a warm shoegaze veil.
Duo Basic Nature featuring Lizzy Burt and Claire Bones, lush with washed-out guitars and groove-inducing beats.

January 30, Doors @ 9:30 / Music @ 10:15
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B2G4
Tickets $10 at the door or with a Big Fun Festival Pass   18+

B.A. Johnston - ‘80s pop culture and barbarian warlords are fair game when this Juno-winner throws his weight around.
Surprise Party is robotic psychedelia for the head banger you never were. 
SMRT is an alt-pop-punk/indie-black metal/art rap vocalist. 
The Unbelievable Bargains write songs about what they know, mostly animals and food. 

January 31, Doors 9:30 / Show 10:15
The Windsor Hotel, 187 Garry Street 
Tickets $10 at the door or with a Big Fun Festival Pass  18+

The Ripperz - folk-tinged ballads to upbeat rockers with an occasional hard-rock scream.
Triggers have shared bills with the likes of A Wilhelm Scream and Direct Hit.
Gold Mountain make music to make you dance, think and love. Folk, pop and rock.

February 1, 10:30 am / Music @ 12:00 pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B2G4

Breakfast will be provided at a minimal fee, crafted by the one and only Carly Stefanowich.
Tickets are $10 or with a Big Fun Festival Pass

The Fourth Annual Big Fun Festival Hangover Breakfast 
Human Music brings you all the kick-back anthems your sweet tooth can handle.
The Catamounts (Graham Epp, Grant Trippel, Andy Rudolph and Michael Henderson Castle) is a surf-rock revival band, hinting at western pop, jazz, prog, baroque and even Greek Rebetiko.
Odanah’s guitar-driven melodies and lush harmonies show the listener these folks can laugh, cry and sing. 

United States - Equal Rights Petition

Virginia’s proposed anti-gay law could mean that denying service to lesbian, gay, and bi people is perfectly legal. Doctors, teachers, and so many others could refuse to treat and teach people just because of who they love. Please vote ‘no’ on this bill. Throw it out to send a strong message that your state stands up for equality.

Please sign this petition.