April 30, 2015

Mother's Day Lunch and Flower Sale and more at Oak Hammock l Mad Max Trilogy l YES WE MYSTIC l A Flock of Bards / Songs for My Father l Odanah l Martin Samoiloff l Manitoba Pug Rescue Events l BIIPIIGWAN l THE AFTERPARTY l PIGSPIT

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre Events
Call (204) 467-3300 or email  Jacques Bourgeois
May 9
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with many activities including bird banding, birding walks, birding workshop on warblers and a special presentation by guest speaker Christian Artuso.
May 10
Mother's Day Lunch and Wildflower Sale
These wildflowers are well-adapted to thrive and will attract butterflies and birds to any backyard.
Mother's Day Lunch in our scenic Café overlooking the Marsh from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Explore the Marsh, or enjoy our Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
A fee of $3 for members and $5 for non-members applies for the canoe and wagon rides.
May 16 to 18
Get Into Wetlands
Participate in a surveys, watch a wildlife movie and join us for a critter feeding.
Hear the sounds of the marsh using a special hand held listening device.
May 24
Cache the Marsh - Geocaching Event  1 to 4 p.m.
An introduction to GPS will be offered prior to the event from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Pre-registration is required. Fee is $5 plus admission and includes use of a GPS unit.
Prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m. during a BBQ supper. Bring your binoculars!
May 30 - 7 a.m.
Early Riser - Bird and Breakfast
Join our morning walk to see spring migrants and nesting waterfowl.
After the walk enjoy a delicious hot breakfast in our scenic Café.
Cost is $12/person plus admission.

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

May 11, 6:00 pm
$5 gets you in the door to see all three flicks

THE ROAD TO FURY ROAD: A screening of the Mad Max Trilogy
A special screening of the classic cult trilogy. 
Awesome drink and food specials!
We're collecting food for winnipeg Harvest so bring a tin for the bin. 
May 16, 8:30 pm
$12 adv / $15 at the door, The Park Theatre, Music Trader, Into the Music

YES WE MYSTIC is releasing Vestige.  They begin to reveal what they have long been planning; music with the same heart, but with a different face. 
May 17, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$12 advance; $15 at the door

A Flock of Bards / Songs for My Father  
Over the past decade, both on stage (jazz-poetry duo) and in print (dig! magazine), bassist Steve Kirby and writer Charlene Diehl have been inspired by the parallels in their different art forms. For this Nu Sounds show, they're joined by Will Bonness (piano), Shannon Kristjanson (flute), Simon Christie (trumpet), and Aaron Shorr (guitar). 
Together they are A Flock of Bards.
Charlene has written a new suite of poems, "Songs for My Father," scored for the group by Steve. This work moves both jazz and poetry into heartwarming new territory.

May 14, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B2G4

Odanah's music is nested in various genres, starting as a traditional folk duo transitioning to alt-country, to it's current settlement at Canadiana-infused art rock. 

Somebody Language kick off the show at 10, followed by the Micah Erenberg Band. 
Tickets are $10 at the door.

May 14, 8:00 pm
Karahi of India, 754 St. Mary's Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3N7
Free admission.
Martin Samoiloff's Peace Of Mind is a new album of original songs.  The live show will also feature Chris Conlin on guitar. Mixing and editing was done by Joe Dudych, guest guitarist on the first two tracks.

Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet and one drink for $17 in the dining room or, come for the show and enjoy cocktails and food from the menu in the lounge.  
Reservations recommended if coming for dinner in the dining room.

Manitoba Pug Rescue Events

MAY 14, JUNE 4 and JULY 16 10:00 am

MAY 16 & 17, May 30 & 31
YARD SALE, 171 Rue Masson

MAY 2, 11:00 am
at Alpine Animal Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2

May 15, 10:00 pm
May 16, 10:00 pm

May 16, 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1
$5 and free parking

Experimental bassist Kittykittie and visual artist Ken P. Smooth invite you to experience sound art combo PIGSPIT providing the live audio track to the film of recent urban Exploration mission by Ken P. Smooth, artist aboard an abandoned ship.  The film is edited by PIGSPIT co-member Kitty Kittie.  There will also be a display of photgraphs taken on some of Smooth's urban explorations. 

April 28, 2015

Mother’s Day Teas l Drag The Red Fundraising Bingo l UBUNTU with Idelette McVicker l Voter ID Clinic l Winnipeg: A public forum on the state of our democracy l Carly Dow l BaseLAN XXVIII l DWARVES

806B Manitoba Avenue, Selkirk, Manitoba
(204) 785-2398  or email

The next 2 teas are Mother’s Day teas: May 10 and May 24 
We expect that bookings for the May 10 tea to fill up quickly - so we added another one - maybe as a mothers' day gift?   Reserve now!!

May 9, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
1350 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB

Drag the Red is hosting a merchandise bingo and 50/50 for equipment and boats.
$25.00 for a book of 9, advance tickets can be purchased from Linda English, Bernadette Smith, Sara D Brasseur, Sabrina Leister and Cree-ations. Limited tickets at the door.
There will also be a canteen with drinks, chips and chocolate bars.
To donate merchandise for the bingo please drop off at Cree-ations, 1346 Main St.

May 11 - May 13, between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm
514 Maryland Street, Winnipeg, MB  (New Life Ministries)
UBUNTU: Finding Our Place in God's Global Story

Join Idelette McVicker exploring the powerful idea of Ubuntu and how understanding that we all belong to each other, informs our view of justice and peace in the world.

Ubuntu is an African concept which means “I am because you are.”  What can a daughter of Apartheid tell us about belonging to each other?  We will explore God’s heart for Peace and Justice together as we look closely at our own story, the biblical narrative and the world. 

Idelette is founder and Editor-in-Chief of She’s an immigrant, mother of three and a restaurant wife. In 1999 she moved to Canada. She believes Sisterhood is a powerful and strategic response to injustice.

The Indian & Metis Friendship Centre of Winnipeg, IMFC, 45 Robinson Street, Wpg R2W 5H5

May 12, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Winnipeg Indigenous Rock the Vote, and SEED Winnipeg are holding a Voter ID Clinic just before the Council of Canadians Go Vote! rally.
For people living on low incomes - SEED Winnipeg will apply for a birth certificate (if you were born in Manitoba) for you (they can cover the fee). And WIRTV will register you to vote in the federal election, plus help you figure out the ID you need to vote.
May 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Winnipeg: A public forum on the state of our democracy
It’s been nine years of job losses, health care privatization, falling wages, and environmental neglect.
It’s time for change.
Join a compelling line-up of speakers to learn how you can inspire democratic participation in your community:
– Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians
– Paul Moist, National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees
– Sylvia Boudreau, Winnipeg Indigenous Rock the Vote Co-organizer
– Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
Moderated by Brigette DePape, Youth Vote Campaigner, Council of Canadians.

Together, we can choose a government that creates good jobs, invests in public health care, addresses climate change, and so much more.
Organized by the Council of Canadians in partnership with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

May 13, 7:15 pm, Show 8 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
$15 Tickets / $20 at door / WECC Box Office, Music Trader & the Folk Fest Music Store

Celebrate the launch of Carly Dow's debut solo full-length album, Ingrained. The night will open with Roger Roger and a special trio performance by The Crooked Brothers.

With Ingrained, Dow explores the complexities of human-to-human and human-to-nature relationships. From soul-inspired songs to bluesy outlaw tracks full of hips and movement, the album covers a spectrum of pretty grittiness. She will be joined on stage by her band (Ashley Au, Daniel Bertnick and Matt Filopoulos), as well as several other special guests.

May 15 - May 17
Earl Grey C.C., 360 Cockburn Street North, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2P5
Registration $40 PC, $20 Console, $5 Spectator

Asus Presents BaseLAN XXVIII
Headliner Tournaments:
DOTA 2 - HearthStone - Counterstrike Global Offensive
Ultra Super Street Fighter IV - Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom
Secondary Tournaments:
League of Legends - Starcraft 2 - HalfLife 2 Deathmatch
Trackmania - Assetto Corsa - Halo
BaseLAN 28 Sponsor List:
Presenting Sponsor - Asus -
Network Sponsor - On-Call Solutions
Antlion -
BeQuiet! -
Enermax/Lepa -
Kingston HyperX -
Leap Motion -
Memory Express -
Patriot Memory -
Rockstar Energy Drinks -
Rosewill -
Silverstone -

May 15, Doors 9:00 PM   18+ 
Windsor Hotel,Winnipeg, Manitoba

Good lord...From San Francisco by way of Chicago... Punk rock legends the Dwarves remain one of the most bizarre and misunderstood bands of all time. Their latest album "The Dwarves Invented Rock 'n' Roll" was released August 19. 2014 through Recess Records. 

April 19, 2015

Thank You to 250,000 Visitors!!

Winnipeg is Better Than Chocolate has reached 250,000 visitors!!!

The top ten countries and their regular visitors are:
Canada…………..... 70,767
United States……. 68,607 
Germany……..…... 27,089 
Russia…………....… 22,200 
France…………....…. 9,038 
Ukraine…………....… 7,885
United Kingdom…. 3,218
Slovenia…………..... 1,976
China….…………...... 1,972
Poland……........…… 1,505

Folks from Turkey, Sweden, Italy, Indonesia, China, Israel, Moldova, Lebanon, Switzerland, Ireland, Austria, Singapore and Taiwan were also among the visitors during the past month!

A huge thank you to everyone who was kind enough to visit!

Hope to see you again soon!

F-Wordz l Reflecting Light l 40x40 l Agent Orange l Women of Distinction l Norwest Fundraiser l Romi Mayes l Little Red's Most Unusual Day l MB Pug BBQ l Mark Forward l Divided No More l Adham Shaikh l Speaking Volumes

Winnipeg Film Group Events / tickets:

May 3, 7:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$10 each   F-Wordz - Winnipeg's first ever collaboration competition with Spoken Word Artists and Filmmakers.
May 6
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 

Reflecting Light: 40 Years of Canadian Cinema
A national forum to explore how Canadian cinema has developed, and how it is evolving. Also take a critical look at the role and relevance of the now 40-year-old national film production centre system. This event will feature panel discussions with leading Canadian filmmakers, programmers and art professionals.  A complementary screening series, featuring the works of key Canadian independent filmmakers.
May 8, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street, Black Lodge – 3rd floor, Artspace
$40, or included in Full Forum Pass * Tax receipt of $25

40x40 Fundraiser for the WFG Production Centre  Please join us for the 40th anniversary behind-the-scenes cocktail party, a fundraiser for our production centre.

May 3, 8:00 pm  Showtime 9:00 PM
Windsor Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets at Into the Music, Music Trader, online

The Windsor Hotel and UMFM 101.5 Presents: Proto-surf punks
Agent Orange, with special guests, From Denver, CO, In The Whale

May 6, 4:30 pm
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
Tickets  Early Bird tickets $140 (before April 24)

The YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Gala is a celebration honouring Manitoba women who have made a unique and exemplary contribution to the development of others in our community.  Proceeds from the Gala support a variety of our programs that touch the lives of women, youth and children in our city.

CRAZEE DAIZEE - You'll be painting this!
May 8
580 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1C7

Fundraiser for 
Norwest CO-OP Community Health

Artist: Manda Brownrigg

4:30-6:00 pm: Artist Setup
6:00-8:00 pm: Paint Nite Event
8:00-9:00 pm: Artist Cleanup

May 8, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Z8

Romi Mayes is renowned as one of the hardest working independent musicians touring the globe today. This Juno nominated, five time WCMA award winner, will be celebrating the release of her latest album “Devil on Both Shoulders”.

May 8, 7 pm and May 9, 1 pm and 4 pm
Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, R3C 4X1
Tickets or call the Manitoba Opera Box Office at 204-944-8824

Little Red's Most Unusual Day - Hosted by Three Little Birds Productions
A twist on the Little Red Riding Hood tale, set to classical music by Offenbach and Rossini. Comedy, drama and life lessons - an opera theatre experience for the whole family!
Little Red: Susan Watkins
Dudley: Nick Urquhart
Mother Hood: Elizabeth Humphries
The Big Bad Wolf: Stephen Haiko-Pena
Grandma: Susanne Reimer
Written by: John Davies

May 9, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7-975 Thomas Avenue
Admission is Free, Hot Dog, Pop & Chips is only $5.00
Come to our BBQ/Playdate: Happy Birthday Manitoba Pug Rescue!!
8 Years and over 900 dogs rescued!
Silent Auction, 50/50 Draw, Vendors & Shopping at our Pug Store. 
All proceeds go to the rescue for vetting.

May 9
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

Live Podcast Taping: 4:30 - 5:30 (Doors 4:00) $7 advance
Stand-up Show: 7:30 - 9:00 (Doors 6:45) $17 advance

Comedian Mark Forward is one of Canada’s most talented stand-up comedians; he is also an accomplished tv writer and a podcast host. Along with a stand-up comedy show, Mark will be doing his first live podcast taping here at The Park.
Opening the show will be stand-up comedian and Mark's podcast co-host Eric Andrews. 

May 9, 8:00 pm
Knox United Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Divided No More - Hosted by Spur Festival
American activist Dr. Cornel West, along with Shahina Siddiqui, founder and executive director of Islamic Social Services Association, and Clayton Thomas-Muller of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, long-time facilitator and activist for indigenous self-determination and environmental justice, discuss today’s racialized communities with nuance, truth and insight.  Host of CBC’s Unreserved Rosanna Deerchild moderates.

May 9, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
$21 TICKETS and at Stella's Plug In and Shakti Osborne

ADHAM SHAIKH - 1001 NIGHTS will be a fusion of MEMETIC's Cube events mixed with Winnipeg Folk Festival's Big Blue Stage vibe!! 
As a music producer and composer, Shaikh skillfully weaves organic and electronic sounds into global music tapestries. He has released 12 albums and many individual compositions, among them the 2004 release, Fusion, which was nominated for a Juno Award in the World Music category.  Locals: Kasm, Chris Komus, Nathan Zahn + special guest musicians

May 9
Fort Gibraltar, 866 rue St. Joseph in St. Boniface
2015 Speaking Volumes
Tickets are $70 (a tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price)
and are available through McNally Robinson Booksellers and from
Prairie Fire Press at 423-100 Arthur Street / call (204) 943-9066 or email us 

A Fundraiser for Prairie Fire’s student practicum program.
Readings by Jonathan Ball and Margaret Sweatman
6 pm – Cocktails and voyageur-style hatchet throwing
7 pm – Dinner / 8 pm – Readings
Rainbow & Silent Auction, including work of renowned artist Aganetha Dyck
Meet practicum students, Melissa MacIvor and Jena Morris-Boissonneault

April 16, 2015

McNally: Mother’s Day Brunch & May Events l The Drowsy Chaperone l May Day March l Longwalkshortdock l Balanced Records l Heart of the City l Beltaine l SLAM: Safia l Art City DISCO BALL l Spring Market l UpSkilling Festival

Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg
Phone 204-475-0483  (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

Mother & Child Storytime Tea, May 3, 9:30 am  
Music, stories, crafts, and tiers of teatime treats. Write a poem for your mom to be read aloud if you wish. 
$20 per person, purchased in advance in person at Prairie Ink or by calling 204-975-2659.
Winnipeg Folk Festival Preview, Thursday May 7, 8:00 pm 
Featuring free live musical performances from Grant Davidson (Slow Leaves) and more.
Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet, Sunday May 10, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$32 per person. Diners will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Regular menu service will resume at 2:00 pm.
May 1, 7:00 pm
Fabiana Li
Unearthing Conflict: Corporate Mining, Activism, and Expertise in Peru
May 3, 2:00 pm
Lake Winnipeg Writers Guild
Voices: Volume 15 Number 1
May 4, 7:00 pm
Ron Romanowski
A Reader’s Guide to the Unnameable
part of MayWorks Festival of Labour and the Arts 2015
May 5, 7:00 pm
Karen Z. Hendin
Alive Again: Life Begins Anew When a Relationship Ends
May 6, 7:30 pm
In Search of Canada’s Ancient Heartland
Doug Whiteway (crime novels under the name C.C. Benison) and Barbara Huck co-wrote In Search of Ancient Alberta and One Hundred Years at St. Charles Country Club.
May 7, 7:30 pm 
K.I. Press
Exquisite Monsters
May 9, 7:00 pm
Bartley Kives
revised A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba: Exploring Canada’s Undiscovered Province
May 11, 7:00 pm
Glenlawn Collegiate
Launch of their literary magazine Ignite!
May 12, 7:00 pm
Garry Moir
On the Air: The Golden Years of Manitoba Radio
May 12, 7:00 pm
Discover Peru and the Galapagos Islands. Merit Travel’s presentation will highlight Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Isabelle and Santa Cruz Islands. Please RSVP 204.269.9530 ext. 6107 
May 12, 7:30 pm
Susanna Kearsley and Genevieve Graham reading.  Hosted by Maureen Fergus.
May 13, 7:00 pm
Steven P. Carpenter
Mennonites and Media: Mentioned in It, Maligned by It, and Makers of It. 
May 13, 7:30 pm
Fredrick Petrie
The End of Work: Financial Planning for People with Better Things to Do
May 14, 7:00 pm
Arthur Manuel
Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call
May 15, 7:00 pm
Roy & Slavia Miki 
Dolphin SOS
May 19, 7:00 pm
Monica Heisey in conversation with Jodie Layne and Jen Zoratti and signing
I Can’t Believe it’s Not Better: A Woman’s Guide to Coping With Life
May 19, 7:30 pm
Meet the Composer, Eliot Britton.
May 20, 7:00 pm
Méira Cook
May 20, 7:30 pm
Collège Garden City Collegiate launch of  their literary magazine Threads.
May 21, 7:30 pm
Alix Sobler
The Secret Annex
May 22, 7:00 pm
Jane Urquhart in conversation with author Joan Thomas and signing The Night Stages.
May 23, 7:00 pm
Pat Hirst
In a Perfect World: Interpersonal Skills for Life
May 24, 2:00 pm
Anita Daher
Wonder Horse
May 25, 7:00 pm
Patti Grayson
Ghost Most Foul
May 25, 7:00 pm in the Community Classroom
Ixtapa Travel: Splendors of the Hawaiian Islands Travel Presentation.
Please RSVP to or call 204-885-0618
May 25, 7:30 pm
Debbie Okun Hill
Winnipeg launch of Tarnished Trophies featuring special guest readers Brenda Hasiuk, Carmelo Militano, and Brenda Sciberras.
May 26, 7:00 pm
Philip Slayton
Mayors Gone Bad
May 26, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club in the Community Classroom
The choice for May 2015 is Lily King’s Euphoria, a Kirkus prize winning book set between two world wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead. Call 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
May 26, 7:30 pm
An Evening with Angie Abdou & Andy Sinclair
Discussing Abdou’s Between and Sinclair’s Breathing Lessons
May 27, 7:30 pm
Keith Cadieux, Chadwick Ginther & Corey Redekop
The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir
May 28, 7:00 pm
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School History of Canada Class
A Brief History of the Hudson’s Bay Company
May 28, 7:30 pm
Jeanne Randolph
Shopping Cart Pantheism
May 29, 7:00 pm
Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum)
Speaking & Signing Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems
May 29, 7:30 pm
Jamie Brownlee  Speaking & Signing Academia, Inc.: How Corporatization Is Transforming Canadian Universities
May 30, 6:00 pm
Sandi Sellen
The Dancing Animals
May 30, 7:00 pm
Edward Morris Barker
The Adventures of Charlie Red Star
May 31, 2:00 pm
Myrl Coulter
A Year of Days

May 1, 2, and 3, at 7:30 pm nightly
Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4X1
$14 through the MTYP box office, by phone at 204-947-0394, or online at
The Drowsy Chaperone, "PG", 95 minutes, NO intermission. 
Singing, dancing, acting, roller skates, 4-minute-monologues, love, revenge, Prohibition, monkeys, and a really fancy dress.  23 talented teens and young adults have been rehearsing since September to celebrate the power of musical theatre to transport us into dazzling fantasy and lift our spirits. 
Miranda Baran, Dane Bjornson, Ethan Braun, Hailey Charney, Alexandra Chubaty Boychuk
Alyssa Dalrymple, Julia Davis, Kinsey Donald, Anika Dowsett, Danielle Friesen
Dallas Gillingham, Arthur Holroyd, Riley Hunt, Sarah London, Alanna McPherson
Cyra Moore-Freedman, Shae-Lynn Papiz, Eliette Rheault, Ben Robertson, Jonah Simmonds
Victoria Turko, Jérôme Vandal, Emma Welham

May 1 5:30 pm
Winnipeg City Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba

May Day March 2015
Join us for a rally and march in celebration of International Workers' Day! 
Speakers will begin at 5:30, we march at 6! 
Bring your flags, signs, posters and passion for social change!!

May 1, 9:00 pm - 2:30 am
The Pyramid       TICKETS 
MEMETIC is pleased to bring you from Vancouver: Longwalkshortdock
May 2, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Unit 1 - 460 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, R3C 0E8
$10 advance, $15 at the door 
$10 at the door with a ticket stub from Longwalkshortdock at The Pyramid (May 1)
Join Balanced Records as we celebrate 14 years of releases, events and memories! 
Co-presented with MEMETIC.  VJs: Toxic Prophecy, PixelPusher with Solidaze, 
Joe Silva (live PA), Kasm, Grant D, Nathan Zahn, Kimmy Killahertz, Equanim, Ali Khan

May 2, 8:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, R3B 1Z8
$20 ticket or make a donation online or by emailing 

Heart of the City Benefit - Funds are being raised for the Mothering Project that assists pregnant women living in vulnerable situations who are struggling with substance abuse.  We have raised $1.5M for this $1.9M project which includes renovations at Mount Carmel Clinic to house the Mothering Project together with a new, licensed infant care centre.
Music by Sol James & Ken Ulrich plus an amazing art auction, and quality merchandise.

May 2, 3:00 pm
Kildonan Park, 2015 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V
Beltaine - Annual open circle for the pagan community. This year we will be celebrating music and colour in our rites. The Ritual will focus on Harmony and Acceptance in the spiritual community and the world in general.

May 2, Sign-up 3:30 pm - Slam 4:00 pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$10.00 - All Ages - email SUBJECT LINE : SAFIA

CENTRAL SLAM: Safia Elhillo is Sudanese, currently living in New York City. Safia is a Cave Canem fellow and a poetry editor at Kinfolks Quarterly: a journal of black expression.

May 2, 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Marlborough, 331 Smith Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$25 at the door, $20 at Art City 616 Broadway, Into the Music 254 McDermot Ave
Music Trader 97 Osborne, The Edge Gallery 210-611 Main Street

The Art City DISCO BALL fundraising party!!
Featuring DJ Co-op & DJ Hunnicutt together for the first time with House of Gold Diamonds! (Mama Cutsworth & DJ J. Jackson!)  Fancy disco dress encouraged!

May 2 10 am - 5 pm
Winnipeg Centre Vineyard Church, 782 Main Street
$3, Kids 14 and under FREE / FREE onsite parking

The 2nd Annual Third + Bird Spring Market. 
No strollers, we do not have the 'foot space', we encourage baby wearing.
Two full floors of local vendors, selling unique handmade items. 
Food & drink from popular local food companies, with live music to be enjoyed.

May 2, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Canadian Mennonite University, Great Hall, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg
$25.00 registration fee    

Transition Winnipeg is bringing Winnipeg its first Spring UpSkilling Festival. 
Let's turn our backyards, kitchens, basements, and public green spaces into centres of learning to re-invent our future. 

April 15, 2015

The Will To Power and Withdrawal l Hamlet l Cancer Benefit Concert l #lovelocalmb l Legally Blonde The Musical l Wapikoni Mobile l Wine & Words New Writings 2015

April 27 - May 4
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
No Cover
Come hang out, eat, drink and be merry as Winnipeg's most beloved live bands provide the soundtrack to your evening in our front room.  DJing: The Will To Power and Withdrawal

April 29 and 30, May 1 - 7:30 pm
May 2 - 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
May 3 - 2:00 pm
Snakeskin Jacket, 315-70 Albert Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E7
Tickets Available

Hamlet by William Shakespeare
A Bravura Theatre and Snakeskin Jacket co-production.  Rodrigo Beilfuss takes the title role and Sarah Constible provides direction. They have adapted the play, delivered in English, Portuguese, Italian, French and Korean. 

Andrew Cecon – Marcellus/Rosencrantz
Chris Sabel – Horatio
CindyMarie Small – Queen Gertrude
Colin Connor – Player King/Clown 1
Crystal Staryk – Stage Manager
Dora Carroll – Ophelia
Emily King – Ambassador Cornelia/Player Queen
Ian Bastin – Guildenstern
Ivan Henwood – King Claudius
James Magnus-Johnston – Osric
Michelle Boulet – Polonius
Murray Farnell – Laertes
Rafael Ferrao – Ghost
Tristan Carlucci – Bernardo/Sailor/Player 3/Clown 2

April 29 and 30 and May 1, 7:30 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$10 (click shop online, then concerts)
or Quest Musique, 1308 Portage Ave or 166 Meadowood Dr. 

4th Annual Cancer Benefit Concert Series. 
Trevor and 40 piece Open Sky Orchestra will be playing songs.  New CD "With these Hands" will be released in support of the two Cancer Charities. CD is also available on iTunes and all other digital stores.
April 29 (Children's Cancer Fund of HSC); April 30 & May 1 (Myeloma Canada)

April 30, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Canad Inns Destination Centre, Club Regent Casino Hotel
$15 in advance / $20 at the door  Receive a FREE glass of wine with your ticket
#lovelocalmb bringing together, celebrating and promoting Manitoba food and beverage artisans. TASTE. CELEBRATE. PURCHASE. Join us for a classy, fun and relaxing evening filled with live music and tons of food and beverage sampling.

April 30, May 1, May 2 @ 8 pm
Sunday, May 3 @ 3 pm
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film - University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony
Entry from Balmoral  Tickets Available
Winnipeg Studio Theatre StudioWorks, 20 Bard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N4

The international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical. Winner of 7 major awards including Best Musical 2011, this all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got!

Elle Woods can handle anything. When her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. With help from new friends Paulette and Emmett and her chihuahua Bruiser, she learns that it’s so much better to be smart.

Tiana Beaudry, Josh Bellan, Katie Bloom, Grace Budoloski, Madeleine Champagne,
Alyssa Crockett (Elle Woods – May 1 & 3), Anthony Ferens, Elena Franklin, Béla Gyarmati, 
Josh Kilmury, Katrine Marcoux, Amelie Pelletier-Lavack, Ben Ridd, Rhea Rodych, 
Maya Sharma, Emma Shibou-Savoie, Malaika Thiessen, Samantha Watts-Hutchings, 
Hannah Wigglesworth (Elle Woods – Apr 30 & May 2), Chase Winnicky

April 30
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Tickets Available

Wapikoni Mobile 10th Anniversary Retrospective
Co-founded in 2004 by the Atikamekw Nation Council, the First Nations Youth Council and the filmmaker Manon Barbeau, the Wapikoni Mobile is a traveling studio that offers audiovisual workshops in Aboriginal communities in Canada and abroad. 
Introduced by Cassandre Pérusse of Wapikoni

The Amendment (L’amendment) 
Night Runners (Coureurs De Nuit)
Number (Tshitashun)
We Are 
Setbacks (Deboires) 
Earthquake (Nanameshkueu)
Aitun (Traditions) 
Don Severo Del Puente
Pipteu (White Ashes) 
Blocus 138 – Innu Resistance 
Correcting the Chalkboard
The Hearing 
In Your Heart 

May 1, 7:00 pm   show at 8 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd
$30 online or at the WAG box office; includes a glass of wine and WAG admission discount

Theatre By The River with the Winnipeg Art Gallery bring you Wine & Words 2015 

Hosted by the CBC's Ismaila Alfa and directed by Kendra Jones, the 2015 program, themed especially to Olympus, features new work from some of Canada's leading writers alongside an array of works by emerging local writers: Hannah Moscovitch, Jordan Tannahill, George Toles, David Alexander Robertson, Gail Sidonie Sobat, Bob Armstrong, Kevan Kenneth Bowkett, Meira Cook, Hannah Green, Eileen Mary Holowka, Wren Hookey, Leigh-Anne Kehler, Frances Koncan, Laura Lamont, and Bruce Sarbit.

2015 also marks Theatre by the River’s 10th anniversary.

April 11, 2015

TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes l Starry Night Gala l Dogs!! l Mutts’ Run Your Heart Out l Improv Festival l MBFOM Spring Sale l Retro Gamers l Elephant Revival l Craft & Vendor Show & Swap l Empow(HER)ment / White Girl Wasted l Friday the 13th l Book Awards

Frances South
June 14, 9:00 am, Registration 9:00 am
Walk starts 10:30 am
Assiniboine Park, Lyric Theatre
Walk Length: 5 or 7.5 km
After the walk there will be food, music and prizes!
Email Vicki or phone 204-953-4479

Meet Frances, a JDRF youth ambassador who has to live with type 1 diabetes:
 I am the “take steps towards a cure type”. By fundraising for JDRF, I am committed to helping JDRF fund crucial research into cures, better treatments for and prevention of type 1 diabetes (T1D). What type are you? Be the putting your dollars to work type by clicking the "Support Me!" button. 

To support Frances simply click here
Please enter the name: Frances's Family & Friends, then click on Frances to support her
There’s a great video on her page!! 
The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes provides individuals touched by type 1 diabetes (T1D) the opportunity to unite with others and to raise funds for research focused on curing, treating and better preventing T1D.

Over 45,000 Canadians walk, share stories, and connect across Canada and become one community with participants in six other countries!
It’s an event for the whole family!
April 25, 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
RBC Convention Centre

A Starry Starry Night Gala 2015 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
For more information contact: Dorothy Ross or 204-953-4477
Unable to attend and would like to make a donation: A Starry Starry Night Gala 2015

April 17 - April 19
Pet Valu - 27 Marion Street, Winnipeg, MB 
Join the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) and Rescue Siamese and Stray Cat Rescue for the Pet Valu National Adoption Weekend. 
The whole month of April Pet Valu Marion will be collecting money, food and supplies for both rescues. The money will be split equally between both rescues. 
April 17 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 18 and April 19 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 25, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9
Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert's 3rd Annual Awareness Event
Dogs are welcome to this event. They must be dog friendly and up to date on their shots.
Learn all about WLDA!!  Microchipping, dog treats, dog beds, home baking, and more!

April 26, 9:00 am and 9:45 am
St.Vital Park, site 4

Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue’s 3rd Annual Run Your Heart Out 
5k fun run - Everyone is welcome, bring your furry friends!
We are offering 2 options to accommodate everyone!
9:00 am - Fun Run - If you're in a more serious run.
9:45 am - Walk - If you're walking, and having a little extra fun.
Sign up here now!  Please ensure that you sign up for the appropriate time.
Group discounts available - Prizes for top pledge earners - After race snacks

April 23 - April 25, 7:00 pm
Tickets: $10 Adult / $5 Student & U of W Faculty and Staff / Free Performers
University of Winnipeg, Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B

We are delighted to announce the 2nd annual U of W Improv Festival! We will be joined by performers from Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria!

There will be a Sampler Show at the Kings Head on Tuesday April 21.
This event is wheelchair accessible. Elevators are located in Lockhart Hall.
There are gender-inclusive washrooms.

April 25, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
River East Arena, 1410 Rothesay St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 1V5
Free admission / Cash only

Manitoba Families of Multiples Spring Sale (MBFOM) Spring Sale 2015
Semi-Annual Used Clothing & Toy Spring Sale

April 25, 10:00 am
Soul Sanctuary, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$5, at PNP Games, Galaxy Comics, Planet of Sound, Primos Collectibles and 
Diamondbomb Collectables in Thirsty's Flea Market!  Find Tickets  
All ages welcome!
Retro Gamers Unite 2015
Winnipeg's retro video game convention! Vendors, Gaming, Prizes, Cosplay and more!  

April 25, 8:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
$25.00 plus fees - the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Ticketmaster 

Elephant Revival, a soulful, seductive quiver of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Daniel Rodriguez, Bonnie Paine, Dango Rose, Sage Cook and Bridget Law have herded in a neo-acoustic gyptic revival.

April 25, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church, 500 Lagimodiere Blvd. 

The Spring Family Craft & Vendor Show 2015
Tons of local talent, businesses, and products made just for you! 
All are welcome to come shop, even if you are not participating in the swap. 
-Shannon Carten with Sugar by Shannon
-Althea Guiboche with Got Bannock?
-Our Swap volunteers: fruit and juice boxes, sold at 50 cents each.
THE SPRING SWAP for Kids Clothing & Toys
April 25  Drop off time is 9-11 am
You will get a ticket to get back in for the swap between 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Children are welcome but no childcare provided 
Have a coffee or tea, do a little shopping, and then at 12 pm, show your ticket to take away the items that your family needs!  Leftovers will be donated to local family charities.
~ Bring pre-sorted, clean, freshly laundered, excellent condition clothes.
~ Bring Your Own Bags and take only what you need for your family. 
~ To prevent bedbugs, place bagged items in your trunk; toss in dryer for a half hour!

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

April 25, 6:00pm - 11:00pm  Doors 7pm/8pm show
Two shows one ticket $15, from the acts or online
The Producers of "The Drunk Show" and "Queer and Present Danger" 
Present back to back shows with an all female line up.

Empow(HER)ment: A celebration of women in comedy features local Powerhouses 
Dana Smith and Amber Daniels featuring special guest Anjali Sandhu and the ladies of Outside Joke, Jane Testar, Robyn Slade and Andrea Del Campo. Hosted by Tim Gray, with Headliner Chantel Marostica 

Followed by: White Girl Wasted  10:30 pm show - All new sets drunk show styles to show the crowd one more time how empowered they really are.  With host Chantel Marostica featuring Tim Gray, Cathy Herbert, Dana Smith and Melanie Dahling
April 26, Happy Hour 5:30 - 7:30 - Select Draft $4.50 all night or till sold out
6:00 pm - Game Lounge - Pop up Restaurant 7 - Screening 9
Admission $5
Movie Night & Game Lounge is proud to bring you another installment of our cult film series, Friday the 13th. This month's film has spawned more sequel's than any other, and is celebrating its 35th anniversary. 

Our restaurant serves the classiest assortment of grilled cheese sandwiches to compliment the cheesiness of these cult films. The earlier you come the more raffle tickets you'll get!

Aril 25, 6 pm Cocktails / 7 pm Show
Marlborough Hotel, Skyview Ballroom

You are formally invited to the 2015 Manitoba Book Awards!
Free - Please RSVP to reserve your seats!     204-944-8013
This year's event promises to be the best one yet, with a new venue and a 1920's theme!
Dress in your 20's best and mingle with the literary elite as we celebrate the best in Manitoba writing, publishing and designing.
Costumes are not mandatory, but are strongly encouraged!

April 8, 2015

Cre Comm Media Awards l Dj Flugvél Og Geimskip l Velodrome, Existers, Sphagnum & Ceremonial Shrouds l Relay for Life Social l Dancing for the Dogs l Shine On Bluegrass Brunch Fundraiser l Charlie Chaplin's The Circus

April 24  Doors: 6:30 PM / Cocktails: 7 PM / Awards: 8 PM
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1
$15 and include cocktail hour (cash bar), a seat at the awards ceremony, catered appetizers, dessert, photo booth, DJ, & much more!
Available at Red River Mercantile, 160 Princess St.   Email 
Honour students and alumni from the Creative Communications program at Red River College.  Reception and hors d'oeuvres to follow. 
Music by Red Hot Music Services
Photo booth by Soul Pix Photography
Food by Storm Catering / Dessert by Macarons by Jen

April 24, 10:00pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B2G4
$15 at the door / $12 at Music Trader, Into The Music and The Good Will - Social Club
Dj. Flugvél Og Geimskip (Airplane & Spaceship) is a one woman project defined as electronic horror music with a space twist; a mix of playful beats, cool bass, catchy melodies and high pitched vocals.
Slattern is the solo project of Julia Ryckman. Infusing sentimental bedroom doo-wop longing with a laissez-faire femme fatalistic vision. 
Ghost Twin is a collaboration between filmmakers/musicians Karen & Jaimz Asmundson. 

April 24
Windsor Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Royal Canadian Legion, St. James Branch #4, 1755 Portage Ave, Winnipeg R3J 0E6

Cheeseburger Social for the RELAY FOR LIFE!
April 24, Doors 6 l Eat at 7:30 pm and after we eat we dance and party
$15 - Tickets will be presold so Kendell's Restaurant knows how many burgers to make

The GTC-COSTUMERS AGAINST CANCER is holding a Cheeseburger social. 
A Cheeseburger Bar comes with fries and a dance after.  This is a family friendly event. 
Come dressed as your favourite Super Hero real or made up... or come as a Super Villain....  And if you want to be a part of the relay for life team you can sign up. 
April 25, 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tickets are $20 each. Please message us for pick-up locations.

DANCING FOR THE DOGS! - Join us for Funds for Pets’ 4th annual fundraising social! The evening will include dancing, a full late supper, a candy table, a 50/50 draw, door prizes, and a silent auction.  All money will go toward vetting for the dogs and cats in our care!

Funds for Pets is a volunteer run, registered not-for-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to helping homeless animals.  To make a donation please visit or call directly to McPhillips Animal Hospital at 204-589-8381, care of Funds for Pets.

April 25, 10:00am - 2:00pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent, R3M 0A7
$20 / $5 for kids under 12 at Music Trader (97 Osborne St), The Neighbourhood Cafe (898 Westminster Ave)  Kids tickets at the door for $5

Shine On Bluegrass Brunch - A Fundraiser
Walk/bike/drive to this years third annual Bluegrass Brunch! 
All you can eat brunch!  All you can hear bluegrass!
10:00 am- Brooke Christie, Benjamin Pries, Kieran West, Madeleine Roger, Lucas Roger 
11:00 am- Richard Inman, Micah Erenberg, Logan McKillop, Aisha Belle 
12:00 pm- The Janzen Boys 
1:00 pm- Kevin Roy 
Bluegrass Brunch is a fundraiser for the Shine On Festival of Music & Art, an annual festival featuring local artists in the Sandilands, Manitoba. The festival is run by volunteers, through seasonal events and the festival itself.  Email us to volunteer 

April 25, 7:30 pm   (in Brandon on April 26)
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra      tickets  

There is no better way to experience one of Charlie Chaplin’s films than with a live orchestral performance. The WSO presents Charlie Chaplin's The Circus.  It won Charlie his first Academy Award in 1929.
Watch The Circus Trailer.

We'll see and hear Kid Auto Races at Venice - Chaplin's first appearance as the "Little Tramp" marking its 100th anniversary with an all-new musical score.

April 5, 2015

Wishing you all the joy and hope of the season...

May joy fill your day,
Hope light your path,
And the many blessings of Easter 
warm your heart...
Wishing you a Happy Easter!!

Thank you for visiting!