April 19, 2015

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

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