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May 31, 2015

INTERLAKE WAVE l Rooftop Parkade Party: Barre After Hours l Barbershop Harmony Show l Dead Meadow l The Famines l Swords and Sabres Festival l Forum Art: Art in the Park l Bikefest l VEIL OF MAYA l CROWBAR

June 13-14
Sept 5-6

We are the WAVE
- the largest artists' studio tour in Manitoba.
Welcome to our world. We open our doors to you. 

Come, visit us. Engage in our world, and share the magic...

June 13, 8:30 pm
Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 380 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4K2
Tickets $60.00
Rooftop Parkade Party
Cocktail Chic Attire - Admittance 18+
Beneath the stars, the city is our playground.
Join us under the stars in support of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Dance the night away to the sounds of Attica Riots and DJ Mama Cutsworth. This exciting, first time, exclusive party in support of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is targeting Winnipeg’s young professionals, arts enthusiasts and party-goers.

June 13, 2:30 pm
Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4X1

Barbershop Harmony Show featuring the Benson Family Singers.

The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
June 13, 10:00 pm
$15 tickets at Music Trader and The Handsome Daughter 

Dead Meadow's unique marriage of Sabbath riffs, dreamy layers of guitar-fuzz bliss, and singer Jason Simon's high-pitched melodic croon have won over psychedelic pop/rock and stoner rock fans alike. With guests Surprise Party and Chica Boom Boom
June 17, 9:00 pm

The Famines (Montreal) / tunic / Lukewarm / Haunted Souls (Saskatoon) 

June 13

Coronation Park, St Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0X7
204 231-3704 or Email

The Swords and Sabres Festival, Winnipeg's Viking, Pirate, Steampunk and Renaissance Festival. This is held at Coronation Park, loads of space, and LOADS of fun stuff to see and do. Of course, the ladies of Prairie Caravan will be back!!
Medieval Market, Pirate Village, Medieval Duels, Viking Village, Bellydancing, Live Bands, Games, Movies in the Park, and more!
Art in the Park with Forum Art is on June 13 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

June 13, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
MEC in Downtown Winnipeg / 303 Portage Ave.  email

Mountain Equipment Co-op is presenting the 7th annual MEC Bikefest to celebrate high performance road cycling and mountain biking.  We love bikes, so we’re throwing a party. We’re inviting everyone interested in cycling to come down to MEC, join in the fun, and connect with the local community to celebrate cycling in Winnipeg!
Tune-Ups & Bike Demos
Clinics & Seminars
Gear Swap
Coffee & Crafts
Shopping & Prizes
Group Rides: Bring your own bike to take part in group rides – join in with a fast group of riders from 10:00 am - 11:30 am, or a ride for everybody from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm.

June 14, 7:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Tickets at Ticketmaster,Music Trader,Soul Survivor,Into The Music and The Pyramid


 June 16, 8:00 pm
The Zoo Night Club, 160 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1Y6
Tickets available at The Zoo, Music Trader and online 


May 24, 2015

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Tours l Fred and Toody l Don Amero l Just for Cats l Cinema Carnival: Frightmares l Kokedama Workshop l Father’s Day Lunch l RTMF l Red River Ex l 2015 International Jazz Festival: Latin Night

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, 426 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0C9

Downtown Tours

June 7 - September 13    
The Breakfast Club
Tickets: $30, Runs approx. 9:00 AM – Noon

Tour downtown’s most beloved breakfast spots – also includes a lovely Sunday morning stroll. Stops include Nick’s on Broadway, Prairie 360, Sana Souphouse, The Fyxx, Earls, Stella’s, Smith Restaurant, The Pint, and Carbone Coal Fired Pizza. 
June 10 - September 26  
A Moveable Feast
Tickets: $40, approx. 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Take in the gorgeous view of some of downtown's most iconic buildings, architecture, and places on a five-hour bike ride, while enjoying great eats from local downtown restaurants. Route is approximately 7 KM. Stops include Waves Restaurant, East India Company, Nick’s on Broadway, Little Maria’s, ERA Bistro, The Pint, Muddy Waters, Little Sister Coffee Maker, Thom Bargen, The Fyxx, Café 22, Little Saigon, Promenade Café & Wine, Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, Clay Oven, and Earls. 
June 11 - September 24
Tap In
Tickets: $30, approx. 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Discover some of the best beers downtown Winnipeg has to offer – and some of the trendiest places to drink them. Stops include Elephant & Castle, The Pint, The Keg, Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, Fools & Horses Coffee Co., Shannon’s Irish Pub, Tavern United, Rudy’s Eat and Drink, and Pony Corral. 
June 12 - September 18
Patio Crawl
Tickets: $30,  approx. 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Summer nights are a hot commodity – one patio is never enough!  Grab your friends, soak up the sun and sip your favourite drinks. Stops include: Earls, Beachcombers, Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, Muddy Waters, Tavern United, Rudy’s Eat and Drink, Pony Corral, Clay Oven, The Met, The Old Spaghetti Factory, The Keg, and Elephant & Castle.

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Z8

June 9, Doors: 7:15, Music: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$17 at Music Trader, Folkfest music store, The WECC or online, $22 at the door

As founding members of Dead Moon and Pierced Arrows, Fred and Toody Cole are known not only as the grandparents of modern garage punk, but living proof that contrary to popular belief, rock & roll, like a fine wine, can get better with age.
Blackhound will be opening the show.
June 12, 8:00 pm
Tickets $15 WECC, Music Trader, The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store, $20 at the door
Don Amero returns home with his brand new CD, REFINED.  It's a celebration of the launch of the new album where Don and his band will be sharing all the new music. 
William Prince, will be starting the night off at 8 pm.

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

June 10, 7:00 pm     Tickets
Just for Cats - A fantastically funny fest of the finest feline films from the ‘net. It’s going to be HISS-terical so get your claws on tickets today!  The Winnipeg Humane Society is calling all cat lovers to join them for the 2015 Just for Cats Internet Film Festival!

Come see your favourites on the big screen – including Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, and some fresh-faced up and comers who are sure to be crowd-pleasers. 
The Just for Cats Film Festival is a fundraising event for The WHS, which takes in more than 5,000 cats every year.
June 12, Doors open at 7 pm, 8:00 pm
Cinema Carnival: Frightmares is an awesome evening of short horror films from around the world. The night will feature an advance screening of Warren Nightingale's Mockingbird and an after party with The Webster Project. 

Do you like scary movies?...we hope you do, and good music too. All types of films will be represented, including animation, experimental, comedy-horror and of course Twilight Zone-esc, freaky, frightening horror movies. We even have a cool sci-fi short. Following the movies, The Webster Project will take the stage for the after party.

The Films...
Alexia -- Andrés Borghi
Brain Static -- Directed by Roger D. Wilson
Happy Meal Horror (with a side of chainsaw) -- Rocky Curby 
HELL NO: The Sensible Horror Film -- Joe Nicolosi
Inside -- Stuart Stanton
Last Video Store, The -- Cody Kennedy, Tim Rutherford
LOT254 -- Directed by Toby Meakings
Mockingbird -- Warren Nightingale
Phoenix, The -- Carmelo Zucco
Saturday the 14th -- Kristjan Lyngmo
Stitches -- Ben Kent
Zombie Baby of Niagra Street -- Paul Carvelli


June 11, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
$65 per person, all materials included. 
Please call 204.895.7203 ext 204 or email for more info or to register!

Kokedama originated from Japan where bonsai plants were grown in moss-covered spherical balls made of soil. Loosely translated, ‘koke’ means moss and ‘dama’ means ball. Gardeners have even tied string on the balls so that they can be suspended. A display of dangling moss-balls is called a ‘string garden’. Start your own string garden! 
This is a make-and-take workshop.
June 20, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm 
$15 per child

Happy Father’s Day! Take your dad out on a date! Enjoy refreshments from our Garden Cafe while you create your very own stepping stone to take home!  Snacks, refreshments and all materials included.  Please call 204.895.7203 ext 204 or email to register.

June 12, 8:00pm - 2:00am
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B2G4
$5 with purchase of an RTMF Ticket or $10 without! RTMF Tix $70

It's gonna be a banger so arrive early to make sure you don't get left outside!! We will also be having some sweet giveaways and contests so you might even walk away with some freebies!  Featuring: Baba Yaga - The Will To Power - Ghost Twin

June 12 - June 21
Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R4H
In 2014, over 208,000 people came with their family and friends for entertainment, free concerts, agriculture experiences, shopping and the midway. Great value and lots of fun!

June 12, 6:00 pm
Old Market Square Winnipeg, 283 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B
The annual kickoff weekend for the Jazz Winnipeg 2015 International Jazz Festival will again include the incredible Latin Night featuring performances by Meta-Clave, Marco Castillo, Combo Latino, The Mariachi Ghost and Papa Mambo.
Come early, stay late and dance the night away!

May 23, 2015

Pet Expo l Winnipeg Pride Week: GLBTTQ Commercials l The Birdcage l Bike Jams l Vigil l One Gay City l Rainbow Flag Raising l Festival l Frontrunners’ Run l Dyke March l Rally & Parade l GLOSSY

June 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1A1
Admission: $2.00 / Kids 12 and under: FREE

Manitoba Pet Expo 2015
Local animal shelters, animal rescues and animal advocacy groups, pet food, supply and service companies such as groomers, dog sitters, doggy daycare, veterinarians.
Local crafters featuring pet related merchandise
Entertainment, information sessions, BBQ & Canteen 
A silent auction with proceeds going to the BTPRSM. 


WINNIPEG PRIDE EVENTS - get your guide

June 5, 7 pm AND 9 pm
Bandwidth Theatre, 587/585 Ellice Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z7
$10 TICKETS at the Theatre box office 
or email to reserve

Best International GLBTTQ Commercials!
We're kicking off Winnipeg Pride Week with REEL PRIDE! This year's best commercials will make you laugh, make you think, and maybe pull your heart strings. Don't miss this fun evening that highlights the queer community through the art of advertising. 

June 6, 9:00 pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$10 at the door
House of Gold Diamonds presents: The Birdcage!
Mama Cutsworth and DJ J. Jackson, will be paying tribute to one of their favourite films!
With special guest DJ Andy_2_k and hosted by the fabulous Tyra Boinks
An eclectic celebration of dance! Please feel free to dress in something "too swishy."

Latin House '80s/'90s pop Gay anthems

June 6 - June 8
Omand Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Rainbow Trout Festival Bike Jams 2015
People outfit their bikes with lights and we party! 
Bike jams are a Rainbow Trout Music Festival FUN-raiser. 

June 7, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Pride Vigil - Join together to remember those who've lost and dedicated their lives to the struggle for equal rights and social treatment.  If you would like to speak at the Pride Vigil or wish for one of the Pride members to read something for you please email us.

June 11, 6:30 pm
Red River College, Roblin Centre, Room P 107
Rush seating – please arrive early for best selection!
One Gay City: A History of LGBT Life in Winnipeg - takes viewers on an emotional tour of Winnipeg's LGBT community through personal stories, news headlines and archival images.
Prominent moments include the first attempt of a gay couple to legally marry in Canada in 1974, and electing North America’s first openly gay mayor in 1998.

June 12, 12:15 pm
City Hall, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1B9

Come down for this annual rainbow flag-raising ceremony, featuring Mayor Brian Bowman! This is your opportunity to hear about what’s happening during Pride Week and mingle.
Complimentary refreshments served by Chocolate Zen Bakery and High Tea Bakery in partnership with Beyond Flowers and Just In Couture!

June 13 - June 14
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

The FREE outdoor concert (aka Festival at The Forks)! Join over 35,000 celebrating their identities and Pride! Featuring non-stop entertainment, an expanded Queer Beer Beverage Tent and NEW LiquorMart Patio, KidZone by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL, PrideMART by the Manitoba LGBT* Chamber of Commerce and so much more! 

JUNE 13 - 15th Anniversary of Pride Coffee House
Refreshments from beet happening, Chocolate Zen Bakery, Stella's, Lilac Bakery, and Starbucks. Support the fundraiser for Camp Aurora. 
Featuring: Kim Segal, waNda wilsoN, Queen Tite, Ro Walker, Alexa, Mona Mousa, Shandi Strong, Carey Richards, Trevor Smith, Kai Jolley, Lorraine James, Mariana Cañadas, Jamie Lillie, Chaer Renae, Dylan Acorn, Chris Elliott, Alannah Zeebeck, Rampage!, Chimwemwe Undi, Alexa Silver, Süss, and more including amazing DJs!

JUNE 14 - Pride Day
Hosted by: Cheron Sharelike and Adam Jennings
Featuring: icon, Tom Goss, pop-rock trio Halfway to Hollywood, The Help Wanteds, Martha My Dear, Those Guys, Womyn of Pride, Face to the Sky, and local rock band We Won the War. Also a fierce Drag lineup and amazing DJs!

June 13, 9:00 am
Stephen Juba Park (Waterfront) Winnipeg, Manitoba
Get Your Colour On! Winnipeg Frontrunners is proud to organize the inaugural Pride Run this year for the LGBTT* community and their allies. You can walk, run, or sashay! 
This is a fun 5 km event. Express yourself in your brightest colours!

June 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
River Osborne Community Centre, 101 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L2V5

Winnipeg Dyke March 2015
DJ Fleur of Queerview will be playing the tunes so GET YOUR DANCE ON!
This is a free, all-ages event. Bring signs, banners, bikes, roller skates, your fur babies (on leashes), and make a lot of noise!  The Dyke March is Winnipeg's women-focused, inclusive celebration of the presence, strength, and solidarity of queers and allies.

Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba 
June 14, arrive at 10:30 am / rally at 11:15 am /  parade 12:00 pm

Glenaura Pipes & Drums is participating in the Winnipeg LGBTQ* Pride Parade and invites the rest of the Piping & Drumming community to perform alongside us. Wear a kilt mixed with any colours you'd like. The band will be under the direction of Pipe Major Leigh Ward, playing the standard massed bands tunes. 
Join thousands of others to get pumped for Pride Day! 
11:00 am - Live music from Energy 106 will get everyone revved up. 
11:15 am special guests will present current LGBTTQ* awareness issues. Don’t miss this rousing Pride Day kick-off event – COME LOUD AND PROUD!
Last year an estimated 10,000 people watched and participated in the Pride Parade through downtown to show off their Pride! Join us and watch as floats and groups show off our city’s rainbow colors! Which float/group will take home the titles?  We advise all guests at the Parade to remain on the sidewalks until the END of the Parade where they can join “the March.”

June 14, 7:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4

GLOSSY: Pride Winnipeg Official Closing Party
"Meet me at the ice cream truck!"
Prepare to enter a world of popsicles, lollipops and creamsicles!
Blowout your Pride weekend with an over-the-top experience of sugar, sexy male and female gogo dancers, hard pounding beats and an electrifying sound and light sensation – you’re guaranteed to leave GLOSSY!  Featuring: DJ Drew G of Dirty Pop and Cazwell

May 19, 2015

McNally: June Music & Events l Kidsfest l Last Ditch on the Left l Hi Neighbour Festival l Secret Cinema l Sisterhood Retreat l Wildwoodrose Vintage Market l Nuit de_ART l Ellice Street Festival l Real Love Summer Fest

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

Guenette Kidd Popeski Trio
Friday June 5, 8:00 pm

Rosemarie Todaschuk Trio    
Saturday June 6, 8:00 pm

Robert Burton Duo
Friday June 12, 8:00 pm

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday June 13, 8:00 pm

Saturday June 20, 8:00 pm

Doug G. Biggs
Saturday June 27, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Blues/Jazz/Folk

June 1, 7:00 pm
Yvonne Blomer, Lauren Carter, Ariel Gordon & Tracy Hamon
An evening of poetry presented by the Envoi Poetry Festival and Palimpsest Press.
June 1, 7:30 pm
Jan Lisiecki & Anne Manson Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat.
June 2, 7:00 pm
David Alexander Robertson & Scott B. Henderson     Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story
June 2, 7:30 pm 
Mary Lou Dickinson & Pamela Galloway
The Arc of Two Women’s Lives in Literature – an evening with Mary Lou Dickinson (Would I Lie to You?) and Pamela Galloway (Passing Stranger).
June 3, 7:00 pm 
Linda Maendel     Hutterite Diaries: Wisdom From My Prairie Community
June 4, 7:00 pm 
Méira Cook, Naomi Guttman & Carolyn Marie Souaid
Launch of Méira Cook’s Monologue Dogs, a series of contemporary dramatic monologues, featuring poets Naomi Guttman and Carolyn Marie Souaid.
June 5, 7:00 pm 
Donna Besel     Lessons from a Nude Man
June 5, 7:30 pm 
Guy P. Fehr     The Unwritten Rules: Leadership in the Work Place
June 6, 2:00-4:00 pm 
Garry Moir     On the Air: The Golden Age of Manitoba Radio
Moir has had a career in broadcasting that spans more than 40 years, and includes work at CBC radio. He has been a correspondent for Maclean’s, and an instructor at RRC.
June 8, 7:00 pm 
An Evening with Marina Endicott with Debbie Patterson and signing Close to Hugh
June 9, 7:00 pm
David Matas     Why Did You Do That?: The Autobiography of a Human Rights Advocate
In 2009 Matas was appointed to the Order of Canada and in 2010, with David Kilgour, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
June 11, 7:30 pm 
Adam Petrash     The Ones to Make it Through
June 13, 7:00 pm 
Lynette Loeppky     Cease
June 14, 2:00-4:00 pm  
Bartley Kives     A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba (revised)
June 16, 7:30 pm 
Sherry Peters     Mabel the Mafioso Dwarf
June 17, 7:00 pm 
Launch of Prairie Fire magazine’s Electric City 2 issue
There will be readings; there will be cake!
June 19, 7:30 pm  
Cassidy McFadzean - Hacker Packer with readers Nathan Mader and Kelly-Anne Riess
June 22, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Jeff Rubin     The Carbon Bubble: What Happens to Us When It Bursts
Hosted by Terry MacLeod of CBC Radio One's The Weekend Morning Show. 
June 23, 7:00 pm 
Danita Dubinsky Aziza     Finding Home: A Journey of Life Lessons in the Land of Israel
June 29, 7:00 pm 
Debra Komar     The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin, Jr. 
June 30, 7:00 pm 
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club 
Richard Flanagan’s novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Set amidst the despair of a Japanese POW camp, this is a novel of the cruelty of war.  
Call 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

June 4 - June 7
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

Kidsfest a.k.a. Winnipeg International Children's Festival
Children friendly & costumes that young kids would recognize.  
Bring lots to drink as it can get hot.

June 4, Doors 7:15 pm Show 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Park Theatre Presents Last Ditch on the Left w/ Rob Waddell 
Final show of LDotL's Western Canadian Album Release tour. 
First set - acoustic duo (Gibson & Dobro)
Second set - electric duo (Gretsch & Gretsch - electric guitar & drum kit)

June 5 - June 7
Transcona, WinnipegWinnipeg, Manitoba 

June 5, 7:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Admission by donation       With guest curator Guy Maddin

Secret Cinema is a film series beginning in June and continuing on the First Friday of every month. A guest curator will select classic 16mm films from our collection.

June 5 - 7
Calvary Temple Camp in the Whiteshell, Manitoba
$115   More Information
Join us for Soul Sanctuary's 2015 Sisterhood Retreat! 
A time for women (16+) to grow in community with each other and with Jesus Christ.

June 5, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Market Square, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Wildwoodrose Vintage Street Market 
Join us as we help First Fridays celebrate their 5th anniversary. Visit the local galleries, shops, boutiques, restaurants and more as they open their doors for extended hours.
The Cube Stage: musical guests Nadia Douglas, Jess Reimer and Raine Hamilton.

June 5, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
La Maison des artistes visuels, 219 boul. Provencher, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G4
Billets / Tickets $50 (avec reçu d’impôt / with tax receipt) online or call 233-allô

Nuit de_ART - Une soirée bénéfice pour la Maison des artistes.
A one night only art-filled event at the famed Hôtel-de-Ville in Saint-Boniface.
Célébration - Art - Fundraiser - Musique - Food / Drink
Avec la MUSIQUE de
Sc Mira - Ego Spank  - Alpha Toshineza  - DJ Mama Cutsworth
Avec l'art visuel de
James Culleton - Derrick Finch - Steven Leyden Cochrane
Shane Krepakevich - Corrie Peters  - Sarah Ciurysek

June 5 - June 6
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

We’re getting ready for our 16th annual Ellice Street Festival! 
All the fun you’ve come to expect from this festival will be fully alive, including live music, a barbecue, bouncy house, face painting, a kid’s carnival and so much more!

June 5, 8:00 pm - a free concert inside the West End Cultural Centre 
Enjoy some music by The JD Edwards Band with Cassidy Mann.
June 6, 12 - 4 pm - outdoors with live music from William Prince, Scott Nolan, Fresh IE, Mariachi Ghost, and hosted by Seanster & The Monsters.

June 5 - June 7
Gimli Motorsport Park, Gimli, Manitoba
weekend passes $30 online and at:
Music Trader (97 Osbourne St.) and Ship & Plough (Centre St., Gimli)
RLSF features 27 of the coolest bands you'll ever see, amazing tweeners and an artists village over a musical extravaganza celebrating creativity, art and love.

May 16, 2015

Power TGIF Breakfast l REVEREND HORTON HEAT l Soul Conference: Blank Space l BANDS AS BANDS 4 l Move for Hope l Teddy Bears' Picnic

May 29, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Smitty's Family Restaurant & Lounge, 580 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2M5

Power TGIF Breakfast
Join us for breakfast on the last Friday of the month for a networking breakfast meeting. 
Open to members and guests. 
No cost to attend, breakfast is on your own.

Women Business Owners of Manitoba (WBO), Winnipeg Chapter  
Tel: (204) 775-7981 Fax: (204) 777-0257   Email
May 29, 9:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

Get ready for a wild FRIDAY NIGHT!

May 29 - May 31
Soul Sanctuary, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Soul Conference: Blank Space is designed for all people. 
It specifically aims to help believers craft their identity and influence through Jesus Christ. 

May 30, Doors 9 pm /Show 10 pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$10 at the door    18+ w/ valid ID

Living Hour as Beach House 
Vampires as Yeah Yeah Yeahs 
The Will to Power as Depeche Mode 

Bands as Bands is when 3 already amazing local acts cover 3 even more amazing bands. 
Expect costumes, hilarious banter and singing along to songs you know and love! 
Before, between and after the bands Wolf Boi will be DJing to keep the party going! 

May 30, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Move for Hope, an energizing one-hour workout led by GoodLife Fitness (for all fitness levels), to raise funds for the Canadian Women's Foundation's Campaign to End Violence. 

Each year in Canada, more than 100,000 women and children stay in a shelter for women who have experienced violence, and thousands of children witness violence in their homes. 

The funds raised through Move for Hope help women by supporting shelters in your community, and prevention programs that break the cycle of violence. 

Move for Hope takes place from coast to coast in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax!  Register or donate for this incredible cause. 

May 31, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Assiniboine Park, 55 Pavilion Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N6

29th Annual Teddy Bears' Picnic!
Manitoba’s Favourite Picnic in the Park!
This is a FREE event! 

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic began its annual tradition of bringing together kids, teddy bears and parents for a day of health education, fun activities and entertainment.

Every single dollar spent on site during the picnic for things such as food or merchandise, goes to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. 
It has become an annual tradition for thousands of families - come join us!
The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is proud to carry on this great tradition of learning, laughs and lots of fun!  See you at the picnic!

May 13, 2015

Chocolatour goes to Hawaii l Mary Jane's Garden Party Fundraiser l ROARING 2020s l Bands vs Filmmakers 2015 l Great Lake Swimmers l Gibril Bangura l March Against Monsanto l BBQ & Bake Sale

May 21, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30)
CAA Manitoba, 870 Empress St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3P2

Attend the Evening of Chocolate Discovery as Doreen Pendgracs talks about the upcoming Chocolatour trip to Hawaii in October. It will be fun and enticing! 

RSVP to Deb Peters at CAA Travel at 204.262.6191 direct or email

May 23, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mary Jane's Cooking School, 252 Arlington St., Winnipeg, Manitoba
$5 ticket - good for a beverage and baked good at the event 
We are pleased to be hosting our 6th Annual Garden Party Fundraiser! 
There will also be a Silent Auction and face painting for the kids by Annie Bergen of Art by Annie.  Donate at the event or on-line and receive a tax receipt for donations over $10. 
Proceeds will help support future community programming at the school. 

Get some bedding plants, shop our local vendors, enjoy snacks and listen to local artists perform at the All Ages Open Mic produced by Sweet Spot Productions.
Storyteller artist musician Mary Louise Chown at 1 pm, along with
Wanda Wilson (singer / songwriter)
Jordan Tschmier (singer / songwriter)
Matt McLeod aka The White Light Machine (singer / songwriter)
Campfire Sigh (singer / songwriter)
Leonard Gauthier (musician)
Werner Harder (spoken word)
Talented youth are also encouraged to take the stage!
Sets will be approximately 15 to 30 minutes in length.
If you are interested in performing, please email 

May 23, 9:00 pm - 2:30 am
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
$10 advance at Into the Music, Stella's Plug In and Shakti Osborne 

ROARING 2020s takes place just twice a year!! 

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

May 23, 8:00 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Bands vs Filmmakers 2015
Attica Riots / Deco Dawson
Blunderspublik / Freya Olafson
Rob Crooks / Ryan Simmons
Pip Skid / Gwen Trutnau
Basic Nature / Forrest McGregor

Five of Winnipeg’s finest independent filmmakers will be paired individually with one of five bands/musicians to create a film inspired by one of the bands’ songs. Each filmmaker will create 20 minutes of new work.  The films will then be premiered silently as each band plays to the imagery.  A silent auction of fabulous prizes will be included!
This fundraising evening in support of the Winnipeg Cinematheque is not one to be missed.

May 25, 8:00 pm
$25.00 plus fees through Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Ticketmaster

Great Lake Swimmers presented by Winnipeg Folk Festival
The Weather Station will open the show!
Throughout the Great Lake Swimmers’ album New Wild Everywhere, there is an elemental energy, all represented by Tony Dekker’s ability to weave insightful lyrics into deceptively simple, hook-laden tunes.

May 23, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1
Free Admission (suggested donation $5)  Please RSVP by May 21

Join Sierra Leon political refugee Gibril Bangura as he discusses his life, his art, and the significance of art in bringing about political change. An eloquent speaker dedicated to world betterment and making people happy, Bangura is sure to inspire his audience.

May 23, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V8
March Against Monsanto | It's Time To Take Our Planet Back

Millions of people from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful afro-chemicals.  Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries,with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states. 

May 23, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alpine Animal Hospital, 10H Keenleyside Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 2B9
Hot Dog, Chips and Pop only $5

Hosted by Manitoba Pug Rescue
What goes better with a BBQ than a HUGE BAKE SALE?
Dozens of delicious homemade treats!
PUG STORE will be there with all their new items from the U.K.!

May 12, 2015

Evensong for Pentecost l David and Jonathan l Gimme Some Truth l Stay Alive Clothing l PHOX l The Rise of the Sacred Feminine l Nibi Water Gathering l C.R. Avery

St. Margaret's Anglican Church, 160 Ethelbert Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1V7

May 24, 7 pm
Evensong for the Feast of Pentecost
Vesper Choir | Monteverdi's Magnificat a 6 voci  l SV206
June 5 and 6 Doors open at 8:00, show at 8:30
tickets are $15 at the door

Geräuschbiest presents: David and Jonathan
Geräuschbiest is back with new instruments, new music, and new collaborations.

David and Jonathan, a new work by Jesse Krause. Based on a text from the first book of Samuel, is a story of friendship in the face of adversity.  Giants will be slain, tears will be shed, large exotic instruments will be struck, and of course, there will be singing of every kind.  Featured in the work are:
Antiphony - Winnipeg a cappella ensembleof some of the city's finest singers. 
Riel Gentlemen's Choir - the burly sound of Manitoban beards on denim.
Geräuschbiest - musicians/explorers/brothers Thomas Krause and Jesse Krause bring together avant-guarde chant and new instruments, built anew for every performance.

May 28 - May 31
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival 2015 is a unique, four day documentary festival that includes master lectures, workshops and special screenings — all intended to provide filmmakers and audiences alike the opportunity to discuss creative, ethical and technical issues related to the documentary form.
This year's guests include Bonnie Sherr Klein (Vancouver), Sam Green (USA) and Lewis Bennett (Vancouver).  The full program (most events held in Cinematheque)

MAY 28, 
7 pm Treading Water & A Right to Eat, introduced by Janelle & Jérémie Wookey.
8:30 pm @ Artspace Lobby - Opening Reception
9 pm Brown Town Muddy Water, introduced by Jesse Green, Vanda Fleury-Green, Errol Ranville and Billy Joe Green.
MAY 29
5 pm @ The Fox and Fiddle - Doc Winnipeg Reception
7 pm Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography, introduced by Bonnie Sherr Klein
9:30 pm The Sandwich Nazi, introduced by Lewis Bennett
MAY 30
10 am MTS Stories From Home $20,000 Pitch!
11 am Liveness and Cinema: An Illustrated Lecture by Sam Green
12 pm Best of Hot Docs: Sugar Coated
2 pm Bonnie Sherr Klein: Her Filmmaking and Social Change
4 pm Best of Hot Docs: Welcome to Leith
5:30 pm Cocktail Reception: Honouring MTS Stories From Home
6 pm Best of Hot Docs: The Amina Profile
8 pm In Search of Impermanence: The Documentary Short of Sam Green
10 pm Best of Hot Docs: Rolling Papers
MAY 31
11 am Crowdfunding Workshop with Sam Green
12 pm Best of Hot Docs: Chameleon, plays with The Halfway Place
2 pm SHAMELESS: The ART of Disability, introduced by Bonnie Sherr Klein
4 pm Vancouver Plays Itself, introduced by Lewis Bennett
6 pm The Artist as Mad Scientist, introduced by Mike Maryniuk & Patrick Lowe
8:30 pm @ Times Change(d) - Closing Night Reception: Sunday Night Jam

June 1 Doors at 7:15 pm Show at 8:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
$15 at the door / $10 in advance online, through Caitlin Quigley and the performers.  

Stay Alive Clothing Presents... Bold as Lions, The Past and Lana Winterhalt
An evening of raising awareness about teen suicide and prevention.

June 2, 8:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$18 plus fees at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Ticketmaster. 

Specializing in a heady mix of polyrhythmic, psych-tinged art-rock and sugary, soulful indie pop, Wisconsin-based pop sextet PHOX, who describe their sound as falling somewhere between Feist and Monty Python, became a much buzzed about fixture in the Midwest before inking a deal with the Partisan Records. 

June 2 - June 6
Whiteshell Provincial Park

Mother Earth Gathering Womyn of All Nations ~ The Rise of the Sacred Feminine ~ 

We welcome womyn of all nations, cultures and races to come together to share teachings, ceremonies,  cultures; to heal, to grow, to empower and to fall in love with each other and to live as One Nation. 

Ceremony & Celebration ~  2 Full Moon Ceremonies on June 2nd & 3rd, Daily Sunrise Water Ceremonies, Daily Sweat Lodge Ceremonies, Daily Meditations and Daily Teachings from all Nations of Women. 
The Womyns Gathering ~ focused on the intention of Love, Peace, Unity and Celebration of all Nations; the balance of male and female, child friendly, and welcomes all genders. 
A non-alcohol, non-drug, and non-violent gathering. 

Camping and lodging is available; there are camp areas and lodging in the Park and towns. Showers are available.  Pets will NOT be allowed in the Gathering area.
For more information and to make donations please contact any of the hosts. 
Gitchi Miigwetch, Great Thanks. Peace and Love.

June 4 and 5, 2015
Ogimakamik Lodge of Leadership at Turtle Lodge On the Shores of Lake Winnipeg
Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba, Canada   email

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge - Nibi Water Gathering - A Gathering of All Nations
Camping is available on site and hotels are available nearby.  
Communities may sponsor a Youth or Grandmother/Elder’s expenses. Please bring a dish to share at the Potluck Feasts, tobacco, your gift or offering for the Water Ceremony, a gift for the Giveaway, and a donation to contribute to the gathering.

June 3 - June 6
Times Change(d) High And Lonesome Club, 234 Main Street, Winnipeg R3C 1A9
$17 at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and through Ticketmaster.

Presenting C.R. Avery with his part-theatre, part-musical performance Some Birds Walk For The Hell Of It: A Razzmatazz Opera Of Joy. 

C.R. Avery's genius lies in many genres – blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock 'n' roll. He is a one-man band, but one for this generation; with the rare ability to sing poetic verse while pounding the piano and adding harmonica.

May 6, 2015

Mother's Day Brunch l WE RISE ABOVE Film Series l Raine Hamilton l Lindsey White

May 9, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
May 10, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Frescolio, Inc., 2 - 929 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0W8
(204) 505-1455  or email

Celebrate Mother's Day at Frescolio, Winnipeg's First Premium Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting Bar!  We'll be serving Slow-Roasted Almonds, Apricot Basil Chicken Salad croustades, and Dainty Raspberry Pancakes, perfect for a Mother's Day Brunch! To quench your thirst, we'll be serving iced Kusmi Tea.

Your Mom can pick out a free 60 ml bottle as our gift! She can choose from most of our oils and vinegars, excepting the specialty oils.

With every purchase (one ballot per customer), you are eligible for a chance to win two tickets to the Rainbow Resource Centre's Spring Fling Gala on, May 23 at the Delta Hotel and features special guest Jully Black, Canada's "Queen of R&B Soul". 

May 10 - June 28
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Tickets Series Pass: $35 General / $25 for members

The We Rise Above film series explores issues in freedom, human rights and the need to eradicate racism and injustice.  The series also contains many tales of courage and human dignity with an entertaining and thought-provoking look at the Raging Grannies movement, a group of older women who refuse to sit down and let life pass them by.  We Rise Above is presented In partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

May 10 / 3 pm & 7 pm
The “Raging Grannies” fight for peace, social justice and the environment. 

May 13 – 15 / 7 pm - May 17 / 3 pm
Chronicles the notorious, decades-long string of murders and disappearances along British Columbia's Highway 16. 

June 4 / 7 pm - June 5 / 9 pm - June 6 / 3 pm
Documentarian Kirby Dick turns to the epidemic of sexual assault on American college campuses and the thornier issue of how and why schools don’t even pursue the vast majority of reported cases. 

June 4, June 6 / 9 pm
This documentary takes viewers on an emotional tour of Winnipeg’s LGBT community through personal stories, news headlines, and archival images. 

June 7 / 3 pm
A follow up to Never Sorry, this film documents the life and work of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. 

June 13, June 21, June 25 & 26 / 7 pm
June 14, June 28 / 3 pm
Saturday, June 27 / 3 pm & 7 pm
For the last 40 years, photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity.

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

May 27, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tickets and at McNally Robinson

Raine Hamilton takes the stage to debut her new 10 song album Past Your Past. Joined on stage by free-writing poet Christoff Engbrecht, Raine breathes life into her stories and songs. 
A songwriter’s circle will open the evening, including:

May 28, 8:00 pm
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. $10 with a valid student ID
WECC, Music Trader, McNally Robinson, The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store, The Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts and from the artists.

Join Michaela Loewen, Cat Jahnke, Lindsey White Music and the full band in celebrating the release of Renegade, the third major musical work by Lindsey White, who was recently dubbed one of CBC Manitoba's Future 40.

May 1, 2015

Mother’s Day Flowers l Mother's Day Concert l Rusalka Ukrainian Dance l Chui Wan and Mahogany Frog l SEPULTURA l BLOODY PHOENIX l The Addams Family

We will send an eCard to your Mom indicating that flowers will be planted in the English Garden in her honour.  This year's annuals will include Cassia, Canna, Gaura, Asclepias, Begonia, Buddleia, Cleome, Dahlia, David Autin Roses, Hydreangea, Penstemon and Salvia! 
You can also call 204 927 7698 to make your donation in your mother's honour today!

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, at the Centennial Concert Hall

May 10
Mother's Day Concert
Arrive at 1:00 pm for Pre-Concert Activities: parachute games, musical bingo, our instrument petting zoo and Conducting Station.

Carnival of the Animals is a wild tale that will transform the Hall into a magical universe where lions, kangaroos, elephants come to life with the colourful, enchanting score by Camille Saint-Saëns.  This musical romp with L'Arsenal à Musique combines theatre, circus, multimedia, and special effects to create an odyssey of sound and visuals.
May 14
From the Steppes to the Prairies

We are proud to partner with the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble for an exciting spectacle of music and dance. For 125 years, Ukrainians have woven themselves into Canadian society. For 50 years Rusalka has showcased their heritage. This new show honours both anniversaries in a full production that will enchant audiences with the experience that is...Rusalka!  Watch the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble.

May 19, Doors: 7:15, Music:8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Z8
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  Student price: $10 in advance with student id
Available at: Music Trader, Folkfest Music Store, The WECC and online
Student tickets at: UMFM, U of W info booth, and The WECC

Chui Wan is a four-piece experimental psychedelic rock band from Beijing, China. They get their name from Daoist philosopher Zhuangzi’s Qi Wu Lun, a mystical work on the relationship between nature and human life. The spirit of Zhuangzi’s thought is reflected in the modern Chinese idiom When the wind blows, every sound may be heard therein.

Mahogany Frog is an instrumental electronic rock band: Graham Epp (guitar/keyboards/trumpet), Jesse Warkentin (guitar/keyboards), Scott Ellenberger (bass/keyboards/trumpet) and Andy Rudolph (drums/electronics). Their latest release SENNA won Instrumental Album of the Year, and was nominated at the 2014 JUNO Awards.

May 19, 7:00 pm
The Zoo Night Club, 160 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1Y6
Tickets available online, at the Zoo and Music Trader

Metal Injection presents:
SEPULTURA 30th anniversary tour with DESTRUCTION - ARSIS - MICAWBER

The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
May 19, Doors at 8:30 / Show at 9:00
BLOODY PHOENIX, supported by locals: SKUNK and HORRIBLE PAIN 
May 20, 9:00 pm
Familiar Wild is a Pacific Northwest band that writes orchestral folk and “pop music with heart and soul…and brain…and kindness” (DJ Champion). 
with locals HANA LULU and MICAH VISSER

May 20 - May 23
The Tom Hendry Theatre, Warehouse, 140 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg R3B 0P8
The cast of Dry Cold’s Western Canadian Premiere of The Addams Family:
Gomez - Kevin MacIntyre
Morticia - Brenda Gorlick
Wednesday - Julie Lumsden
Pugsley - Mackenzie Wojcik 
Grandma - Mariam Bernstein
Fester - Stan Lesk
Lurch - John Anderson
Lucas - Darren Martens
Mal - Sam Plett
Alice - Naomi Forman
Ancestor Males - Aaron Hutton & Elliot Lazar
Ancestor Females - Donnalynn Grills, Lara Ciekiewicz & Jacqueline Harding