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September 27, 2015

McNally Robinson: October Events & Harry Potter Party l Delhi 2 Dublin l ANDREW W.K. l Seriously Adult - Murder Mystery at the Manitoba Children's Museum

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

Trio D’Afrique
Friday October 2, 8:00 pm
Congolese Music

Andrew Littleford Trio
Saturday October 3, 8:00 pm

Brian Chipney/Tim Cummings Trio
Friday October 9, 8:00 pm
Mainstream Jazz

Aaron Bartel Duo
Saturday October 10, 8:00 pm

Grace Hrabi Trio
Friday October 16, 8:00 pm

Saturday October 17, 8:00 pm

Karen Hammarstrand
Friday October 23, 8:00 pm

Doug Edmond
Saturday October 24, 8:00 pm

Mercy Mercy
Friday October 30, 8:00 pm

Lindsey White
Saturday October 31, 8:00 pm
Groovy Folk Rock

October 1, 1:00 pm
Royal Wood   Free Live Musical Performance
October 1, 7:00 pm
Chadwick Ginther  Too Far Gone
October 3, 7:00 pm
Mary Ann Loewen (ed.)   Sons and Mothers: Stories from Mennonite Men
October 5, 7:30 pm
Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner   Launch Lead Live: The executive’s guide to preventing resistance and succeeding with organizational change
October 6, 1:00 - 9:00 pm
Harry Potter Party
Celebrate the release of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with a complete reading of our favourite wizard’s first adventure. Stop by any time, have a Butterbeer, and listen; whether to a chapter or to the whole book.
A fun event for fans young and old. Costumes are strongly encouraged.
October 6, 7:00 pm
Steve Bell & Jamie Howison I Will Not Be Shaken: A Journey Through the Psalms
October 7, 7:00 pm
Shauna MacKinnon Decolonizing Employment: Aboriginal Inclusion 
October 7, 7:30 pm
ChiSeries Winnipeg, Featuring readings from Evan Braun, Daria Patrie, and Christine Steendam. Hosted by Chadwick Ginther.   Learn more at
October 8, 7:00 pm
Ken McGoogan   Celtic Lightning: How the Scots and the Irish Created a Canadian Nation
October 8, 7:30 pm
Ron Buffie   The Life and Legend ov Mattrow Nottinski and Brodder Harry Notts
October 9, 7:00 pm
Michel Hogue    Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People
October 9, 7:30 pm
Adeena Karasick & bill bissett
October 10, 7:00 pm
Sarah Yates   Lucky Lou Grooves in a Heartbeat; visit
October 11, 2:00 pm
Marie Antaya   The Eclectic Writing Series
October 13, 7:00 pm
Café Scientifique, DIY DNA: Science and Consequences RSVP to 204.474.6689
October 13, 7:30 pm
Ted Barris   Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited
October 14, 7:00 pm
Karen Busby, Adam Muller & Andrew Woolford The Idea of a Human Rights Museum
October 14, 7:30 pm
Wendi Stewart  Meadowlark: A Novel
October 15, 7:00 pm
Yrsa Sigurdardottir reading and signing The Undesired
Co-presented by the Consulate General of Iceland in Winnipeg and Lögberg-Heimskringla, the North American Icelandic Community Newspaper based in Winnipeg.
October 15, 7:30 pm
 Tim Cook   Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945
October 20, 7:00 pm
Stan Milosevic  Wish You Were Here: Hand-Tinted Postcards from Winnipeg’s Halycon Days.
Stan is a Winnipeg-based photographer and collector; website
October 21, 7:00 pm
Josh Brandon & Jim Silver   Poor Housing: A Silent Crisis
October 21, 7:30 pm
Lisa Guenther - Friendly Fire featuring guest musician Carmen Loncar.
A preview of her first album, Best Kept Secret Girlfriend
October 22, 7:00 pm
Jon Waldman   100 Things Jets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die
October 23, 7:00 pm                                                                                             
Catherine Hunter   After Light
October 24, 7:00 pm
Richard Van Camp   Night Moves: Stories and A Blanket of Butterflies
October 25, 2:00 pm
Jody Grant   Jonathan’s Talent
October 26, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Robin Summerfield   Winnipeg Cooks
Featuring the photography of Ian McCausland and 70 mouth-watering, chef-tested recipes
October 27, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club
The choice for October 2015 is Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You
Contact John by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions
October 28, 7:30 pm
Byron Elsey   But, I Don’t Want to Die!
October 29, 7:00 pm
Maurice Mierau   Autobiographical Fictions
October 29, 7:30 pm
Peggy Collins Halstead   Teddy ‘N’ Me: The Blitz and Other Childhood War Memories
October 30, 7:00 pm
Literary Press Group 40th Anniversary Event, with authors Rick Chafe, Rosanna Deerchild, Stella Leventoyannis Harvey, and Josip Novakovich. Hosted by Charlene Diehl.
October 31, 3:00 pm in the Community Classroom / Doors open at 2:30 pm
Free Korean Movie Screening, Showing Ode to My Father (Gukjesijang) with English Subtitles - all are welcome! Donations are welcome and appreciated.
Contact The Korea Times at 204-663-5051 or e-mail
Winnipeg International Writers Festival Events

October 2, 7:00 pm An Evening with Erna Buffie and Sharon Butala
October 5, 7:00 pm An Evening with Dianne Warren and Elizabeth Philips
October 10, 7:30 pm Basma Kavanagh, readings and a conversation with Ariel Gordon
October 17, 7:00 pm An Evening with Marilynne Robinson, hosted by Karen Toole
October 18, 3:00 pm An Afternoon with Adam Shoalts
October 26, 7:00 pm An Evening with Shilpi Somaya Gowda
October 28, 7:00 pm An Evening with George Bowering

October 13, 8:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$22 plus fees Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.

Delhi 2 Dublin was born out of Vancouver’s Celtic Fest in 2006. Their sound started as an electronic fusion and has since grown into anything from dub reggae to breakbeats to just straight up happy dance music.

October 15, 8:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Tickets at, & Music Trader  18+ No Minors

UNION EVENTS is pleased to present Andrew W.K. w/ Chica Boom Boom
Armed with only a microphone, a keyboard, and his unstoppable party songs, Andrew is bringing the party chaos to a town near you! Andrew will perform your party music favorites from all of his albums.

October 16, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Manitoba Children's Museum, 45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4T6
Tickets $25 per person   Rating: 18A
Alcohol will be present on premises and topics may include mature themes.

Seriously Adult - Murder Mystery
In an intense world of deception and intrigue, you must rely on your wit and intuition to catch a killer. Assume the role of detective and discover clues, examine evidence, question suspects, and consider motives. Will you have what it takes to solve the mystery before it’s too late?
Structured as an interactive three-act play; features group challenges, a cash bar, and a chance to explore the Children’s Museum’s galleries after dark. 
Contact Rachelle Tabor, Museum Services Manager, at (204) 924-4007 or email

September 24, 2015

Millennium Library Fall 2015 Events l Kidsfest Karaoke l The Street Store l From the Seat of a Canoe l Heavyweights l Take Back the Night l Rainbow Resource Events l GORGE l GWAR l Forrest Fire l Flash Photographic Festival

Skywalk Concerts & Lectures, 12:10-12:50 pm
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium
Bring your lunch and be informed and entertained!

September 30: “Carceral Cultures: Prison and Jail Museums in Canada”
by Kevin Walby, UW Criminal Justice
October 7: “Truth, Knowledge and Pop Culture”
by Laurence Broadhurst, UW Religion & Culture, Classics
October 14: “Psychology and the Universality of Science”
by Jim Clark, UW Psychology
October 21: “The Divided Prairie City: Income Inequality in Winnipeg”
by Andrew Kaufman, UW Institute of Urban Studies
October 28: “The Collectors” by Val McKinley, Curator, UW Anthropology Collections

October 1: Marimba with Victoria Sparks
October 8: Classical Guitar Duo with Michael Daher and Skender Sefa
October 15: Piano Recital with David Troya
October 22: Cello & Piano with Sean Taubner and Bennet Charter
October 29: Ryszard Tyborowski, classical guitar and Nenad Zdjelar, double bass
2015-16 Writer-in-Residence Selected
We’re pleased to welcome Patricia Robertson as our new Writer-in- Residence (WIR).
Manuscripts for review can be submitted by email or by mail starting October 1
Visit library/contact/writer.asp for details.
October 17: 10 am - 5 pm & October 18: 11 am - 3 pm
Grant Park High School Gym (450 Nathaniel Street)
October 19-25
Join the Battery Recycling Race
Winnipeg’s Waste Ace Contest
All branches will compete to see which library can collect the most weight in spent batteries and used cellphones, to earn the title of Winnipeg’s “Waste Ace”.
From Page to Stage - RMTC at WPL
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium
Tuesday, October 20: 12:10-12:50 pm
Learn how the western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is brought to life on stage.
Tuesday, October 27: 12:10-12:50 pm
Members of Royal MTC’s production team will discuss the behind-the-scenes magic that helps a show like Alice Through the Looking Glass come together.
October 24, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Canzine Central/Winnipeg Anarchist Bookfair 2015
Free, $5 suggested donation    Register now
Hundreds of zines, books, comics and more!
1 pm - Panel Discussion: Disability and the independent arts
3 pm - 1-2 Punch Live Book Pitch  
To participate in the Pitch email with your name, email address, phone number, and a two or three line description of the project you are going to pitch.
5 pm - Radical Reading Series: Sheldon Birnie, Ariel Gordon, Jeanne Randolph and more!
7 pm - AFTERPARTY at the Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook Street!
October 28: 7:30-9 pm
Good Will Social Club, 625 Portage Ave.

Tales at Night - Library Happy Hour - No admission fee
Our readers will entertain you with scary, creepy stories — for adults only.
November 7
Millennium Library is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Activities including a Maker Faire, children’s entertainer, appearances by our former Writers-in-Residence and, of course, cake!

October 1, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion St., Winnipeg, MB 

Tickets are $20 (including GST)
Includes beef on a bun, fries, coleslaw & a draft beer! Vegetarian option too! 
Price also includes an all-you-can-sing karaoke!!!

SING FOR CIRCUS - A Kidsfest KARAOKE FUNdraiser for Stilts & Silks
This is an 18+ fundraiser for the Winnipeg International Children's Festival. 
Face painting, 50-50 draw and a tie decorating station. 
Everyone is encouraged to wear a tie - prizes will be awarded for best clown tie! 

All funds will go towards the purchase of equipment and props which are used at our Northern, Winnipeg and Summer Day Circus and Magic Partnership Programs (C.A.M.P.).
Have questions - Contact Winnipeg International Children's Festival

October 3, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Indian & Metis Friendship Centre, IMFC, 45 Robinson Street, Wpg, MB R2W 5H5

The Street Store – Winnipeg Free Style event!
The world’s first rent-free, premises-free, free “pop-up clothing store” for the homeless and under-resourced and curated by volunteers!
Our intention is to help bridge the gap between the have and have nots.
We have partnered with The Friendship Centre and Siloam Mission to bring this pop up store to life. Contact us via email to donate or volunteer.

October 3, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  By donation
Seine River (St. Boniface)
3 pm and 5 pm Starting at Morier Park @ Seine River
4 pm and 6 pm Starting at Dubuc Ave @ Seine River
Paddling experience not necessary.

From the Seat of a Canoe, developed by Leigh Anne Parry
A theatrical experiment in sound and performance along the banks of the Seine River.

To reserve a seat (or to bring your own canoe), call 204-979-2133 or email
Inquire about volunteering your time or/and canoe.

Performance Installations featuring:
Emma Beech, John Bevan, Alex Elliot, Delf Gravert, Doug Melnyk
Brenda & Anais McLean, Arne MacPherson, Debbie Patterson
Ali Robson, Andraea Sartison, Brittany Thiessen, Natasha Torres-Garner

October 3, 7:30 pm
U of W - Eckhardt~Gramatte Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$20 (Regular), $12 (Student/Senior)
Manitoba Conservatory, U of W (204-988-7650), or online
At the door - $25 (Regular), $15 (Student/Senior)
In partnership with the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts, Flipside Opera is presenting our first show in our 2015-16 season. Strauss's Four Last Songs and Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder. Sopranos, Dawn Bruch and Judith Oatway along with pianist Michelle Mourre will take you on a journey filled with love, longing, nature and the passing of time. This evening of poetry and music is one not to miss.

October 7, 6:30 pm
Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre, 430 Langside Street

Winnipeg, Take Back the Night!
All families, genders, and non-binary individuals welcome!
Rally - March - Speak Out
Speakers, performers, and Entertainers all night long!!

170 Scott Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0L3
Phone: 204-474-0212

October 8, 7 - 9 pm
Asexuality? Redefining Love and Sexuality: An Informational Session on Asexuality.
Facilitated by Reece Malone, Education Program Coordinator
As October 19 - 25 is Asexuality Awareness Week we are offering this session.
Free for RRC volunteers, under employed and where finances are a barrier. 
$10 for the general public. 
October 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A discussion on Responding to Racism, Transphobia, and Identity Exploitation.
We hope to discuss practical tools for activism, advocacy, education, and how to respond to our friends, colleagues, and on social media. This is a free session for the community.

To register email or call 204-474-0212 ext. 201 for either presentation.

The Rainbow Resource Centre is a not-for-profit community organization that provides support, education, programming and resources to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and two-spirit communities of Manitoba and North Western Ontario.
SOSA - The Society of OUT-Standing Artists
Phone: 204-474-0212 ext 201 or email  
All events are free and held at the 
Rainbow Resource Centre, 170 Scott Street

October 24, 1 pm - 10 pm
Members’ Exhibition
Photography, painting, sculpting, pottery, mixed media, and more.
Purchase a piece for your home!
November 28, 10 am - 4 pm
Seasonal Sale
We’re here to help you find that unique gift for the special people in your life.
Have a hot chocolate while you shop!
December 12, 6:30 pm - 10 pm
Talent Show
Some express their art through other talents and gifts.
Share your talent or experience what others have to offer!

SOSA is a group of artists and art lovers that meets regularly Artistic skill is not a requirement! All you need is an interest and a willingness to have some fun.

October 9 - October 10
The Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne, Unit 204, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3P2
For tickets please call 204-452-0229 or online 
Feast on World Premieres - GORGE showcases the work of three prairie artists, WCD’s Artistic Director Brent Lott, WCD dancer Johanna Riley & Calgary’s Helen Husak. 

Lott ‘s work CHASM is a new solo created for WCD apprentice Brett Owen that seeks to take you back to the vulnerability of those first movements toward intimacy. Lott’s other work on the program is the remount CENTRE OF GRAVITY a duet performed by WCD dancers Brianna Ferguson and Jasmine Allard.

Riley's (De)face Me is an exploration of complex dynamics within an intimate relationship. The duet features WCD dancers Sam Penner and Warren McClelland

New solo works by choreographer Helen Husak: MISE EN ABYME, created with performer Kate Stashko, explores ideas of infinity, femininity and confinement. STASIS, a collaboration between installation artist Peter von Tiesenhausen and performer Helen Husak, inhabits the power and vulnerability of the wild.

October 10, 6:30 pm
Garrick Centre, 330 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G6
Tickets  All Ages Welcome  

Union Events is pleased to present
GWAR w/ Cryptopsy, Battlecross and guests 
GWAR promises an all new show. All are commanded to attend each show of the tour! 

October 10, 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1H9
FREE before 11 pm, $5 after    18+
Security in effect
FORREST FIRE, a welcome home party for our dear friend Kyle "Luna Tik" Tavares. 
After a long summer slaving away fighting the relentless wild fires of northern Ontario, your favourite semi-local hero is returning home. He requires a beer, good music and good friends. What better place than the Garrick Hotel with it's full scale laser light show and sound system.  Music for the night will be provided by
SYNCRONOT (Roof Raising Beats)  
INEFFABLE (Ghetto Funk / Glitch Hop / Breaks)  
CYAN vs NIALA (Acid Techno VINYL)

October 11, 3:00 pm      Tickets Available
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

Very Nice Pictures: Flash Photographic Festival
We present three powerful portrait films with a focus on photography. From Arthur Lipsett’s 1961 classic Very Nice, Very Nice to John Paskievich’s rarely seen film about baby photographer Ken D’Cruz, the event also includes The Actor and Sean Garrity’s photos from his world wide journeys, Pictures of the Interior.

Following the screening Flash Fest organizer and photographer Leif Norman and John Paskievich will engage in a conversation about the power of image making and critical elements of photography. 

September 19, 2015

FREE Zumba Classes l A Maze In Corn l Clothing Grab l Lindi Ortega l Steve Hill l Bike Winnipeg l Dog Walk l Grey Lands l SOULFLY l Songwriters UNITE! l Alex Poruchnyk l Black Dahlia Murder l Lindsey White l Ought l The Klezmatics & Klezfest

Fridays, 10 am to 11 am 
Access NorWest, 785 Keewatin St, Winnipeg, MB R2X 3B

FREE Seniors (55+) Zumba classes 
FREE parking, FREE entry to building
Classes are drop in and lots of fun! 
Come and check it out!!
The dances are also adapted for low impact 
and for those in wheelchairs!

The class is conducted by Sheila Villaflor Cua, a licensed and experienced Zumba Instructor.

Due to popular demand the classes have been extended to to November 13!

October 4, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A Maze In Corn, 1351 PR 200, St. Adolphe, Manitoba R5A 1A2

Sukkot and Fall at A Maze in Corn
Walk the Maze, Visit the Petting Zoo, Climb the Bale Pyramid
Also a Sukkot Scavenger Hunt, a Sukkah visit and Snacks

October 4, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 0J7

Clothing grab!
For only $10 you can walk away with as many clothes as you can carry (or wear).
This fundraiser will support Also As Well Too Artist Book Library.
Browse through tables of women's, men's and children's clothing.
Come early for the best picks, and don’t forget your shopping bags!
All remaining articles will be donated to the North End Women's Resource Centre and Centre Flavie-Laurent.

DONATIONS: Also As Well Too is accepting clean, gently used clothing at MAWA
on October 3 from 7 - 9 pm and on October 4 from 9 - 11 am.

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

October 4, 8:00 pm
$25 plus fees through Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.
Lindi Ortega with special guest Chic Gamine.
There’s a sign on the outskirts of town. It’s dusty, faded, chipped at the edges, graffiti filling the empty white spaces, a bullet hole or two visible in the large, black letters that read: 
Welcome to Faded Gloryville. Leave your dreams behind. 
In the imagination of singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega it’s a place we’ve all been.
October 7, 8:00 pm  Tickets

Steve Hill, presented by Jazz Winnipeg & The WECC.
October 9, Doors 7:15 | Show 8:00 - 10:30pm
Tickets $15 The WECC, Into the Music and Music Trader| $20 Door 

Bike Winnipeg presents Dirty Catfish Brass Band with Slow Leaves
Proceeds go to Bike Winnipeg in support of our advocacy efforts to provide people on bikes with safe, comfortable and convenient ways to get around our city.

The Dirty Catfish Brass Band will bring the sounds of the Bayou into Winnipeg. 
Slow Leaves is the recording name of Winnipeg’s Grant Davidson. His country-tinged folk music is deeply rooted in the genuine and honest, rich in melody and sung from the heart of downtown. 

You will also have the opportunity to learn about to our ongoing advocacy work.
We’ve seen a vast improvement in Winnipeg’s cycling infrastructure over the last eight years. With the passage of Winnipeg’s first ever pedestrian and cycling strategies on July 15, the city has committed itself to a twenty year plan that will continue to move us toward our goal of making cycling in Winnipeg a safe, enjoyable, accessible and convenient transportation choice year-round. 

Oct 6, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
2011 Main Street

Manitoba Pug Rescue’s Kildonan Park Dog Walk
This is an on-leash walk for all small dogs and their humans! 
Meet in the Food Evolution (Pavilion) Parking Lot.
There is no charge for this event, but donations are always welcome!

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

October 6, Doors 7 pm / Show 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Grey Lands, Language Arts & Settlers 
October 9, 6:00 pm
Tickets at the Park Theatre and Music Trader  

Ninjacat Productions is proud to present
We sold our souls for metal tour featuring

Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1H9
October 7, Doors at 7.30 pm, music at 8:30 pm      Tickets

Songwriters UNITE! is about bringing together talented singer/songwriters and creating up close and personal experience between performers and the audience. 
Set in a cozy atmosphere with great acoustics and inexpensive drinks. 
Skylar Bouchard
Dale Keith McCullough
Joel Vivian (aka Pretty Bird)
Want to perform at UNITE? - please contact Garrick Hotel via email 

October 8, 7:00 pm      Tickets Available
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

Pathways, Obstructions & Survival Lessons: The Works of Alex Poruchnyk
Curated by Alain Delannoy and introduced by Alex Poruchnyk 
with a reception to follow at Video Pool

Poruchnyk explores storytelling through video art.  He is one of Winnipeg’s finest animators and currently teaches a multimedia course at the Université de Saint-Boniface.

October 8, 7:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
18+ No Minors     Tickets
Union Events is pleased to present
Black Dahlia Murder with Iron Reagan, Harm's Way & Maruta  

Having dropped six genre-defining albums The Black Dahlia Murder have made it impossible to discuss melodic death metal without mention of their name. New album ABYSMAL.

October 9, 10:00 pm
Shannon's Irish Pub, 175 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Performing with a full band in Winnipeg for the first time since May's unveiling of Renegade, this event will be Lindsey White at her most real. 
Join Alasdair Dunlop, Joe Curtis & Mitch Dorge for a memorable evening. No cover! 
Renegade is an album of groovy folk-rock music, a companion book of poetry, prose and other writings, and was produced by Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies). 

October 9, 9:00 pm Show 10:00 pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
18+     $10 at Music Trader, The Good Will and online

The Good Will Social Club is proud to present 
Ought with locals The Zorgs and Holy Void 

Ought returns with their second album Sun Coming Down, following its 2014 debut More Than Any Other Day with its blend of authentic, anxious, controlled and restive energy. 

October 10, 8:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1

The Klezmatics, one of THE most famous and wonderful musical and singing klezmer / Yiddish groups performing here in Winnipeg. 
This evening concert is followed by a day of workshops. 

October 10 - October 11
Rady JCCB, 100-123 Doncaster Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 2B6

A celebration of Jewish soul music. Featuring a concert by the Klezmatics and a full day of workshops at the Rady JCC. 
For singers, dancers, musicians, and the general public. 
You don't have to be a maven to love Klezfest. 

September 18, 2015

Shelmerdine Halloween fun l Edward II l The Wet Secrets l The Ripperz l The Perpetrators and The Reverend Rambler l Secret Cinema: Andrew Burke l Andrea Graham, The Librarian l Photo Sessions l The Parkinson’s Choir

To register or for more info please call 204.895.7203 ext 204 or email 

October 1 at 6:00 pm to November 1 at 7:00 pm
Fall Wreath Workshop 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and nothing is more welcoming than a beautiful wreath on your front door! Our florist will guide you through the design and construction. This is a make-and-take workshop. 
$65 per person; all materials included. 
Spooktacular Fun at Shelmerdine 

9:30 am to 4:30 pm, October 10, 13, 14, 
16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 
9:30 am to 7:30 pm, October 15, 22, 29

For kids ages 3-10, this not-so-scary indoor playground features a haymaze, tire swings, bouncy castle, ziplines, face painting and more! 
A great way to get into the Halloween spirit! 
Just $5 per child; proceeds benefit local children’s charities.
October 22 at 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
Magic Night at the Haymaze Event 

A night of wonder for the little ones as Ryan Price Magic amazes you with this 45 minute show. Magic, birds and (maybe) rabbits, oh my! 
Cost is $5 per child. Preregistration is required.

Asper Center for Theatre & Film, 400 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets $20 - Regular  /  $15 - Student/Industry/Underemployed
Doors & Bar open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Thursday, Oct 1 and Friday, Oct 2 @ 8
Saturday, Oct 3 @ 2 & 8
Sunday, Oct 4 @ 2

Christopher Marlowe's Edward II, a new adaptation by Kendra Jones
Directed by Sarah Constible
Why should you love him, who the world hates so?
Out of the ashes, a society rises. Newly crowned King Edward II rules an unstable kingdom. When he raises Gaveston above the rest, his hold on power weakens. Once again, war threatens the land as jealousy and intolerance rip family, lovers and friends apart.

Kevin Anderson, Andrew Cecon, Toby Hughes, Tom Keenan, Daina Leitold, Derek Leenhouts, Mel Marginet, Tracey Nepinak, Karl Thordarson and Kevin Klassen as King Edward II.

Theatre by the River celebrates ten years producing independent, professional theatre!

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

October 1, Doors 8 / Show 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
$12 Tickets  
The Park Theatre presents The Wet Secrets as part of our 10th Anniversary Weekend. 

The Wet Secrets is a six piece rock’n’roll dance band that plays swampy basslines, primal drumming, keys, congas & vocal harmonies galore. Formed on a dare by Lyle Bell, Trevor Anderson and Kim Rackel, the bass and horn-heavy group burst onto the scene with 2006’s A Whale of a Cow; 2007 saw the release of the fuzzed-up full-length Rock Fantasy
The Wet Secrets have signed with Six Shooter Records for their upcoming album The Tyranny of Objects, due out in early 2016.
October 2, Doors 8 / Show 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
$10 Tickets

The Park Theatre presents The Ripperz as they release their new album with guests Dangercat and Harley James Flett.
The Ripperz’ talent, passion, and laid back style pulls in new fans at each performance. The home-style brand of rock and roll varies from folk tinged ballads to upbeat rockers with an occasional hard rock scream thrown in for good measure.

Dangercat are a four-piece punk band from Winnipeg. Their new album ‘To The Moon’ came out September, 2014. 
October 3, Doors 8 / Show 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
The Park Theatre is proud to present The Perpetrators and The Reverend Rambler as part of our 10th Anniversary Weekend.

The Perpetrators front-man and founding member Jay Nowicki is rated one of Canada’s tastiest guitar players. Together with the rhythm section of Emmet VanEtten and John Scoles they deliver a tight, raw and intense blues experience.

The Reverend Rambler is not actually a man of the cloth. For much of the last six years, Matt Colpitts has frequently stormed Manitoba stages, issuing up foot-stomping sermons of ferocious rhythm and blues.

October 2, 7:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Black Lodge Studio (3rd Floor, 100 Arthur Street)

Secret Cinema with guest curator Andrew Burke
Admission by donation

Secret Cinema is a new all-celluloid film series on the First Friday of every month.
Each screening will feature a guest curator who will select classic 16mm films from our own collection, but the films are always a secret!

October 3, 9:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

Andrea Graham is known as The Librarian. The Bass Coast Music Festival's co-founder and music curator has been making some very loud noises up and down the Pacific Northwest for the better part of a decade. Her knack for blending total dance floor destruction with sly subtleties and hot new exclusives makes for a consistently accessible, yet undeniably future sound.

Andrea has toured the Pacific Northwest club & festival circuit extensively, and has performed as far way as Costa Rica and throughout the midwest. She also has a bi-weekly radio show on every second Wednesday.

October 9, 13 and 17
The Dog Loft Inc., 245 Marion Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The wonderful Teri-Lynn Kosinski has offered to do Fall Mini Photo Sessions
50% of the proceeds will go to the Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba Inc.
Photos taken on these days will NOT be posted on Facebook, Sessions must be booked.
$30, cash or cheque only - 1 digital copy OR 2 5 x 7 Print
To book an appointment, please email Teri-Lynn

Do you have Parkinson’s Disease?
Do you enjoy or did you used to enjoy singing?
Do you have trouble expressing yourself through your voice or facial expressions?
Do you sometimes have a hard time recognizing how others might be feeling?

If you answered “yes”, you may be interested in a new FREE choir program developed by researchers in the SMART Lab at Ryerson University.
The choir will run for a total of 13 weeks per season, with each session lasting an hour.
This hour of singing is followed by a social hour with refreshments provided.
The choir focuses on improving vocal quality, facial expressiveness and emotion perception.

The Parkinson’s Choir involves singing both happy/upbeat songs and sad/slower songs while mirroring the choir director’s expressions for each of those emotions.
If you are interested in joining the choir, or have any questions, please contact
Esztella Vezer on 416-979-5000 Ext. 4989 or by e-mailing 

CBC video and article
Parkinson's choir may help 'masked face syndrome'

Help us keep the choir going!
Our goal is to keep the choir going for a full year and to make it accessible to more people living with Parkinson’s, so we need more help.
Please consider making a tax deductible donation through our online giving page.  

September 17, 2015

Happy Sixth Anniversary to Us!! by Margaret Ullrich

Wow!!  Six years!!
Happy Birthday to Winnipeg is Better Than Chocolate!!

And thank you for visiting, whether you dropped in on a daily, weekly or occasional basis during the past six years!

I'm always amazed at learning where you live. 
From the beginning, when I started this blog in 2009, Canada was always the number one country for visitors.
Well, there's been a change. 
Canada is no longer number one for visitors.
The United States is the top visitor now!

Maybe it's due to the change in our dollar's value.
Tourists can sure get a great bang for their vacation buck in Canada.
Hope they are enjoying a lot of great events in Winnipeg.

Now the top ten countries and their visitors are:
United States……….. 75,777
Canada…………………. 74,872
Germany………………. 38,387
Russia…………………… 25,901
Ukraine.………..………. 9,630
France……………………. 9,480
United Kingdom….…. 3,503
China……………………... 2,349
Slovenia………….……… 1,976
Poland………….………… 1,523

During the years there have also been visitors from Moldova, Turkey, Ireland, Australia, 
Singapore, Taiwan, Argentina, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Eritrea, Italy, Finland, Spain, 
the Netherlands, Macedonia, Mexico, Afghanistan, Thailand, Slovakia, Bangladesh, India, 
Israel, Malaysia, Kuwait, Greece, Kenya, Vietnam, Czech Republic, Portugal and Namibia  
- just to name the top visitors - checking out events in Winnipeg.

According to Blogger there have been over 281,600 visitors over the past six years!
Thank you for taking an interest in events happening here in Winnipeg!

It’s also been interesting learning what types of events you’re interested in attending.
Believe me I’m paying attention to which posts get the most visits.
I’ll be posting more of those, and similar, events.

Hope you’re also enjoying hearing the music from our new, up-and-coming musicians!
Please take a moment and comment when a post interests you.
Local artists do check when they’re in the media and they love the feedback.

You may have noticed I’m posting less frequently.
I’ve cut back on posting on events that didn’t seem to appeal to you.

Since I don’t post on a daily basis, why not become a subscriber?
By submitting your email address you won’t miss a post.
It’s easy and free to sign up!

As I said when Sophie and I signed off our weekly show...
Have a great weekend. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

September 15, 2015

Culture Days Events in Winnipeg and at Forum Art Centre l Fall Suppers in Winnipeg

September 25 to 27

Culture Days Manitoba is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. 
Culture Days features thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities.

September 25, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
September 26, 7:00 PM to midnight (next day)
September 26, 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM (next day)
September 26, 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM (next day)

September 25 and 26 at 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Exchange Community Church, 75 Albert Street,, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G3

Bordamos Without Borders Embroidery Bee

An all-levels embroidery bee supporting Latin American migrants.
It's part embroidery lesson, part show of solidarity!
No experience required, just show up and we'll show you how!
Snacks, music, and all of the supplies you need to create a care package.
For more information or if you'd like to be involved contact us 

We'll be stitching messages of safety and encouragement onto care packages for Latin American migrants riding the cargo trains through Mexico in search of a better life. Embroidery is being used across Mexico to promote peace. 

Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street, St. Boniface, Manitoba R2H 0X7

Culture Days Events
September 25, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Everything Art - What is that medium?
September 26, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Critter Creations with sculpting medium
Wonderful watercolour cards for Fall
Do you like Art?
Do you like working with kids and teens?

We have a lot of kids and teens taking art classes on Saturdays and our Instructors could sure use an extra helper.
If you have skills you'd like to share at Forum call (204) 235-1069
or email:   or 



St. Basil the Great Parish  202 Harcourt Street
Perogy Supper: September 25, 4 - 7 pm
Fall Supper – October 17    2 sittings: 4 & 6 pm 
Adults - $15.00; 12 & under - $7.00
Tickets: Phone the church office 

September 27   2 sittings: 3 & 5:30 p.m. 
Adults: $15; Children (6-12): $5; Under 5: free 
Tickets Anne 204-793-1581 or 204-667-9588

October 4    2 sittings – 4:30 & 6:30 pm. 
Annual Harvest Supper  

October 4
Tickets: $15.00 Adults; $7:00 Children aged 7-12; Children under 5 free
Tickets on sale before and after masses.
Contact: Rene Comeault 204-256-1286.

St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 19 St Mark’s Place
October 17
Tickets: $12.00 adults / $5.00 children over 5 yrs of age                                                 
Dinner followed by an auction 
Phone: 204-233-6088  

October 17   2 sittings: 4:15 pm and 6:30 pm
October 22
Bishop’s Dinner, Victoria Inn & Conference Centre, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Wpg 
Justice Murray Sinclair is the special guest.
$125 with $75 Donation Receipt, 2/$225 with $125 Donation Receipt. 
The Dinner provides the Bishop of Rupert’s Land with funds to support a variety of ministry, mission and pastoral needs, and resources for strategic initiatives.

October 24, 6:00 p.m.
Crescent Fort-Rouge United Church, held at Churchill Park United Church
Traditional Fall Turkey Dinner
Tickets: $15  (Children 12 and under $7.50)
Advance Ticket Sales   Purchase by October 19   
Call 204 475 6011

October 24
Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 390 Marion Street, Winnipeg 
Fundraising dinner for Ukrainian Park.
$70 Includes Wine and Cheese (5:30 pm)
Full Course Dinner with refreshments (6:00 pm)
Followed by an elimination draw for the chance to win $1,000.
Ken Zulyiak, Park Administrator, 204-442-0003

October 24
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 256 Smith Street 
Turkey dinner with a Caribbean twist that reflects the makeup of the parish. 

October 25

October 25
St. Francis Anglican Church, 253 Burrin Ave, Winnipeg

November 2
$15.00, advance sales only, must be purchased by September 26
Dancing from 1-4, with dinner to follow.

November 11
Roast Beef dinner with all the trimmings
$20.00, available through the church office at 204-237-3650
or through the contact form on website.

September 13, 2015

NUIT BLANCHE: Chill Vibes & VESTIGE & Children's Museum l Rainbow Trout Festival Bike Jams l Queen Sing-Along l Light the Night l The Poisoned Chalice l After Words - Club Jazz l FemSelections l Winnipeg Harvest: Chili Cook Off

C SPACE, Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 1/2 Ross Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 26, 6:00 pm
DJ's & Chill Vibes to set you up for success and the long night ahead of you. 

VESTIGE, a bittersweet commemoration of the closure of the Frame Arts Warehouse and CSPACE Gallery, this contemporary mural incorporates themes of loss, longing, shadow and memory, while still celebrating this city, its local art scene, and the power of collaboration.
This mural will live on forever in memory and also via technologies such as photography, social media, and public art apps. Vestiges will be left behind, contributing to the history and future of street art in Winnipeg.
September 26, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Manitoba Children's Museum, 45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4T6
Contribute to our art project outside the Museum between 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Mini Nuit Blanche - Spark your creative learning after dark!
Enjoy FREE admission to the museum galleries  (max 800), and special musical performances by Seanster and The Monsters at 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM!
September 26, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Rainbow Trout Festival Bike Jams 2015
The Bike Jam is a group ride with music. 
People outfit their bikes with lights and we party
The Bike jams are a Rainbow Trout Music Festival FUN-raiser. 
Please bring a loonie or a twoonie to donate!
We're supported by Rainbow Trout Music Festival
and Natural Cycleworks

September 26, 10:00pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

NUIT BLANCHE: We Will Rock You Queen Sing-Along
FREE to the public to encourage and celebrate arts and culture in our community. 
Anyone who's ever been to one of our sing-alongs knows what to expect: full music videos onscreen with song lyrics, and everyone sings all at once! It's impossible not to sing along, however terribly, when Queen is cranked on the stereo.  

September 26, 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9
Light the Night is a 5km walk throughout The Forks and St. Boniface in support of blood cancer awareness. Every Champion for a Cure (min total of $100 raised) will receive a Lantern, T-Shirt and Food & Beverage at the walk! 
Red Lanterns are for Supporters, White are for Survivors and Gold is in memory of. 
Sign up your team and be a part of Winnipeg's best walk yet!

September 26, 3:00pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B2G4
Tickets Available - will be available for pick up at the door of the event.

The Poisoned Chalice  The weird and the horrific trigger a primal fear within us. 
Join us for an afternoon of readings and conversation with two veteran authors of the dark fantastic. David Annandale’s Gethsemane Hall is a genuinely chilling horror novel.  
David Nickle’s Knife Fight and Other Struggles is a set of pitch-black tales.
Food & bar service.
Enter our door prize draw for the featured book. Books on-site for purchase.

September 26, 8:00 pm
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 boulevard Provencher, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H0G7

After Words - Club Jazz
Master jazz artists Derrick Gardner and Steve Kirby love to improvise with poets.  It’ll be great listening, but even more fun if you step up to the mic and put a poem in the air. 
English and French welcome, an original piece or a poem you love. 
Sign up when you arrive. Two minute time limit.
Bar service.

October 1, DOORS at 7.30 pm / 8:00 pm
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1H9
Tickets: $5    18+
The debut event of FemSelections: An Evening for the Local Songstress! 
Join four female singer-songwriters as they share their songs and stories in the heart of downtown Winnipeg.  
8-8:45 Joanna Kouchintchanova
9-9:45 Skye Callow
10-10.45 Madeleine Roger
11-11.45 Ashtyn Walker     

October 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Philip's Norwood Anglican Church
240 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 1Z7
Tickets: $7.00

Chili Cook Off in Support of Winnipeg Harvest
Beer will be on sale for $5.00 a glass
Coffee and Tea will also be available
All proceeds from the evening will support Winnipeg Harvest.
There will be prizes for the first three places, plus a people's choice prize.
Limited cooking spots available.  Deadline: October 1
If you would like to enter please email