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. 

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