October 31, 2015

Santa at Oak Hammock l Craig Street Cats Needs Help l Manitoba X Minnesota l Little House l DJS VS COMEDIANS l Chron Goblin l The Courtneys l Farmers Market l Takashi Iwasaki's "Transition" l PLATFORM Fundraiser & Raffle

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre Events
Call (204) 467-3300 or email  Jacques Bourgeois
November 8 - 1 p.m.
Birding Hour - Birding through your kitchen window
Join our Resident Naturalist, Paula Grieef, for this very special workshop.
Workshop fee is $5 plus admission
November 19, 7 p.m. 
Astronomy Night -Astrophotography
Astrophotography is not your regular point-and-shoot photography. Join Sheila Wiwchar - learn to capture the night sky.
November 28, 12 to 3 p.m. 
Santa at the Marsh
Bring the whole family to the Marsh and have your picture taken with him.
Games and activities and our horse-drawn wagon ride across the marsh. 
Bannock and hot chocolate will also be available. 

Craig Street Cats Needs Help!

Craig Street Cats will cease operations by December 31st without immediate financial support from the community. The decision will be made on November 2, at our Executive meeting, based on response to this communication.
Without ongoing financial support we will cease operations at the end of the year. We are asking all of our supporters to commit to an additional $10 / month donation so we will be able to stay open and continue our work with Winnipeg's community cats.
Pledges may be made online, by phone: 204 421-1919 and by email money transfer
by snail mail: Craig Street Cats, 16-1421 St. James St., Wpg, MB, R3H 0Y9

The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
November 7, 8:00 pm
$10 at the door

10:00 PM Living Hour
11:00 PM Reina del Cid
12:00 AM Mise en Scene

Manitoba Music and MPR's The Current are teaming up to bring Manitoba bands to Minnesota and Minnesota bands to Manitoba for a new music exchange project: Manitoba X Minnesota. Manitoba’s own indie rock/pop four-piece Mise en Scene and dream pop outfit Living Hour will take over for some Midwestern fun, along with garage gospel act Gospel Machine and pop/rock singer/songwriter Reina del Cid.
November 10, Doors @ 9:00pm || Show @ 10:00pm
$10 at door

Real Love Winnipeg presents Little House's first show in2 years, with Zrada and Odd Outfit! 

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

November 8, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets Available         NO COVER!

The DJs: Co-op, Hunnicutt and Mama Cutsworth
The Comedians: Ryan Ash, Tyler Penner and Dan Robertson
Typical Family Feud rules, except the winners don't get a new Nissan Altima. 
November 9, 10:00 pm
Chron Goblin emerged from the shadows a giant, sludgy, imperturbable behemoth satiated by nothing except a thousand smoked beers and the call of the party.
November 13, 10:00 pm
THE COURTNEYS, dream poppers from Vancouver, will be fresh off of tour supporting Mac Demarco + Alex Calder!
with HUMAN MUSIC Local slacker heroes  and WHIP  Nu punk, first show!

November 12, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come on downtown and support the MB Hydro Place's Farmers Market!
Local businesses from all over Manitoba will be there selling their homemade food and crafts. And the PUG STORE will be there too....!
So come and support your downtown as well as a great charity - Manitoba Pug Rescue!

November 13, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gallery Lacosse, 169 Lilac St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M2S1

Takashi Iwasaki's Solo Show "Transition"
Opening reception November 13, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 121-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

November 14, 7:00 pm
8 x 10
Tickets for the draw   Call 204.942.8183 for more information

PLATFORM's fundraiser: an exciting 8X10 draw this year featuring 50 great artists. 
The draw starts at 8 PM sharp. Music and refreshments continues after the draw. 

A few of the artists confirmed for the 8x10 draw include: Mitchell Wiebe, 
Ashley Gillanders, Mary-Anne McTrowe, Lisa Wood, Andrew Lodwick, David Hoffos, 
Steven Leyden Cochrane, Ian August, Mandy Malazdrewich, Sarah Crawley, 
Lisa Stinner, Hannah Doucet, Craig Love, Paul Butler, William Eakin, 
Scott Benesiinaabandan, Michelle Wilson, Mark Neufeld, Letch Kinloch, Suzie Smith, 
Instant Coffee, Yvette Cenerini, Erika Defreitas, Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline, and more.

Hosts | Ray Fenwick and Collin Zipp
November 14, 7:00 pm

Paul Robles’ "November Moon - (Into Her Arms)" will be raffled to raise funds for PLATFORM’s programming and outreach initiatives. 
There are a limited number of 100 tickets for sale and sell for $25 each. 
Preview Exhibition | 12 - 14 November | 12-5 PM 
8 X 10 Draw and Party | 14 November | 7-11 PM 
Paul Robles Artwork Raffle | 14 November | 9:30 PM 

Recognized for his intricate origami cut paper works, Robles combines the delicacy associated with fine and traditionally handwork with psychological and emotional states: ranging from animist familiars, trauma, and grief. 

October 27, 2015

McNally Robinson: November Events: Scotiabank Giller Light Bash, Eat, Drink, and Be Literary, Music and Book Launches!

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

Joy Diamond Trio
Friday November 6, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Pop/Roots/Jazz/R&B

Andrew Littleford Trio
Saturday November 7, 8:30 pm

Leo Gosselin
Friday November 13, 8:00 pm
An eclectic mix of “Chapman Stick” solos

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday November 14, 8:00 pm

Lindsey White Duo
Friday November 20, 8:00 pm
Groovy Folk Rock

Saturday November 21, 8:00 pm

Micaylee Rodyniuk & Luc Guenette
Friday November 27, 8:00 pm

Doug Edmond
Saturday November 28, 8:00 pm

November 1, 2:00 pm
Bonnie Reilly Schmidt    Silenced: The Untold Story of the Fight for Equality in the RCMP
November 2, 7:00 pm 
An Evening with Colleen Jones    Throwing Rocks at Houses: My Life in and out of Curling
Six time Tournament of Hearts championship winner Colleen Jones discusses her start in curling and her remarkable career--from the pure joy of the game for a large family in Halifax to outworking her competition through will and resilience. 
November 2, 7:30 pm
Roger Todd (writing as Paul Lubinski)    Out of the Jungle and Rudi Diesel’s Secret
November 3, 7:00 pm  
Off The Wall writers group: Alternapeg: A Winnipeg That Never Was
Edited by Jeremy Brooks, and contains works by Russell Corbett, Cas Courcelles, 
Fatima DeMelo, KC Lucas, KC Oliver, Susan Rocan, Chris Rutkowski and Evelyn Woodward.
November 3, 7:30 pm 
Laura Reeves    Guide to Useful Plants: From Acorns to Zoom Sticks
November 4, 7:30 pm 
Margaret Riddell    Last Known Whereabouts
November 5, 7:00 pm 
Leonard G. Flett 
From the Barren Lands: Fur Trade, First Nations, and a Life in Northern Canada
November 6, 7:00 pm  
Mike Grandmaison    Beautiful Alberta
A spectacular photographic portrait of Canada’s most prosperous province.
November 6, 7:30 pm  
Jamie Brownlee and Kevin Walby    Access to Information and Social Justice: Critical Research Strategies for Journalists, Scholars, and Activists
November 7, 2:00 pm
An Afternoon with Reggie Leach    
The Riverton Rifle: My Story - Straight Shooting on Hockey and Life
November 7, 7:00 pm 
An Evening with Eileen Myles, one of America’s most celebrated poets, novelists, and essayists in support of the reissue of her classic Chelsea Girls: A Novel and I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems featuring special guest Roewan Crowe.
November 7, 7:30 pm
Cheryl Lynn Plett    The Erotic Éclair and Other Unseemly Stories
November 8, 2:00 pm  
Talia Pura & Wai Tien    Alexia Wants to Fly 
story by Talia Pura, award winning playwright, author, filmmaker, actor and aerial dancer on silks. 
illustrations by Wai Tien, graduate from the University of Manitoba School of Art with a major in Printmaking. 
November 9, 7:00 pm 
Elizabeth Murray    
Holding on to Mamie: My mother, dementia and me
November 9, 7:30 pm
Michael Czuboka    Manifest Destiny
November 10, 6:00 pm
Scotiabank Giller Light Bash for Literacy in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Tickets are $50 plus tax at Prairie Ink Restaurant in person or call 204-975-2659. 
In support of Frontier College, a Canada-wide, volunteer-based, literacy organization. 
Head chef Chris Kopp has developed a tasty and succulent dinner featuring Prairie Ink specialties while attendees watch the Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on a big screen. 
November 11, 4:00 pm 
An Afternoon with Sarah Richardson    At Home: Sarah Style
November 12, 7:00 pm 
Contemporary Verse 2 (CV2) magazine    Fall Issue Launch - a group of innovative poets in Out of Line: Volume 38.2 of CV2. Featured readers include: Jonathan Ball, RAY HSU, Jennifer Still, Chimwemwe Undi and Katherena Vermette 
November 12, 7:30 pm   
Maxine Noel    Me Artsy: An Exploration of Contemporary Native Arts, co-presented by The Wah-sa Gallery.
November 13, 7:30 pm
Di Brandt    questions i asked my mother
With poet and scholar Tanis MacDonald reflecting in a critical essay on the impact and relevance of Di Brandt’s groundbreaking collection.
November 15, 2:00 pm 
Lake Winnipeg Writers Group    launch of Voices: Volume 15, Number 2
November 15, 6:00 pm 
Manitoba Writers Guild in Prairie Ink Restaurant       Eat, Drink, and Be Literary

Tickets for this special evening featuring Zarqa Nawaz (Creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie and author of Laughing All the Way to the Mosque), comedian Lara Rae, and author Jordan Wheeler, are $60.00 (Gratuity and Taxes included) and available at Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery or by calling 204-975-2659.
November 16, 7:00 pm
The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “Alzheimer’s Disease: Can you avoid it?,” Seating is limited. Please RSVP to 204.474.6689.
November 16, 7:30 pm 
Glen Suggettc    Delta: A Prairie Marsh and Its People
November 17, 7:30 pm 
Don LePanc    Rising Stories: A Novel
November 18, 7:00 pm 
Louise Duguayc    Pauline Boutal: An Artist’s Destiny, 1894-1992 
featuring guest Pat Bovey and translator S.E. Stewart
November 18, 7:30 pm
Gordon Laxerc    After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians
November 19, 7:30 pm 
Alan Tatec    Great City Parks: Second Edition
November 20, 7:00 pm 
Katherine Martensc    The Reimer Legacy
November 20, 7:30 pm 
Octavia MacIsaacc    Blightstone
November 21, 6:00 pm 
Sandi Sellenc    The Primgibbly House
November 21, 7:00 pm
Elaine Gugin Maddexc    More Than a Wise Woman
November 22, 2:00 pm
Rolande Kirouaccc    The Three Sisters - Self Care for Managing Life’s Ups and Downs
November 23, 7:30 pm
Daphne Shepherd    Path to Abundance: It’s Your Time
November 24, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club
The choice for November 2015 is Elizabeth Crook’s Monday Monday.
Get in touch with John at 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
November 25, 7:00 pm
Ray Harris    Convictions Matter: The Function of Salvation Army Doctrines
November 25, 7:30 pm
Brenda Oliver    The Freedom Challenge: Mastering Emotions, Restoring Honour to Leadership. Brenda Oliver, Business Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 2013, is the President of Oliver Leadership Inc. Visit her online at
November 26, 7:00 pm 
Gabriele Goldstone    Broken Stone
November 27, 7:00 pm
Prairie Garden Committee The 2016 Prairie Garden will amaze readers with how successful and diverse the current choices for fruit and berry plants are for gardeners on the northern prairies. Join Bob Bors who is a world-renowned fruit breeder now with the University of Saskatchewan’s Fruit Program.
November 28, 7:00 pm 
Rosanna Deerchild    Calling Down the Sky
November 28, 7:30 pm 
Tara Gereaux    Size of a Fist featuring special guest reader Kevin Marc Fournier
November 29, 2:00 pm
Bruce Tascona & Dale Watts    
United in Effort: Manitoba Combat Service Support History--1870 to 2015
November 30, 7:00 pm
Peter Hart & David Zinger    People Artists: Drawing Out the Best in Others at Work
November 30, 7:30 pm 
Kathryn McKenzie    Throw Your Scale Away! Reclaiming the True Meaning of Health and Fitness. Kathryn McKenzie is a health & fitness expert and keynote speaker at

Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival 
November 4, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Nino Ricci    Sleep hosted by Neil Besner.
November 5, 7:30 pm
An Evening with Garry Thomas Morse    Prairie Harbour hosted by Kristian Enright.
November 23, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Bill Richardson
Launch of The First Little Bastard to Call Me Gramps: Poems of the Late Middle Ages

Bill Richardson, winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and former CBC Radio personality, delivers a “fresh and frisky” poetic take on transitioning into life as a retiree and living through the golden years. 

October 24, 2015

MAWA: Arts & Disability - Susan Lamberd l Sappho Zine Making Party l Twisted Fairy Tales Fall Supper l Art Sale l ArtsJunktion's Fall Social l The Pines l Shelmerdine Christmas Events l Freedom Road

MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 0J7

November 6, 12:00 - 1 pm
Art is Able by Susan Lamberd

ASL Interpretation supported by Arts and Disability Network of Manitoba (please contact the MAWA office with 48 hours notice if you would like to use this service)

Arts & Disability Culture is the shared achievements and celebration of the unflinching voices of artists who work with and not in spite of their differences. Susan Lamberd presents the works of many artists, illustrating how their challenges enable them and others to contribute to society by reducing social exclusion.

Susan Lamberd is a multi-disciplinary artist interested in challenging the preconceived notions of what disabled artists can achieve.
November 7, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sappho Zine Presents: Together - A Zine Making Party!
Free event and open to all! 
Come warm up on a chilly Saturday eve with yummy snacks and bumpin’ tunes.

The theme of the zine is "Together" and we will have tables and craft/collage supplies set up so you can create a page for the zine. Feel free to bring some of your own supplies! We're encouraging you to think of some ideas for a piece before the event. The format for a page in the zine is 8.5 in by 5.5 in. The zine will be printed in black and white. At the end of the night we'll collect all the pieces and format them into our next issue!

If you want to submit but can’t make it to the event please email your submission 
We will have back issues for sale and individual zines from Sappho members also!
MAWA is an accessible venue with gender neutral washrooms.
November 10, 7:00 pm - midnight
Pampanga Restaurant & Banquet Hall, 349 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0S9
wheelchair accessible
Tickets: dinner, karaoke and dance $35; just karaoke and dance after 9 pm $15
Twisted Fairy Tales … a Fall Supper like no other!
Proceeds go to MAWA programming & MAWA Legacy Fund at the Winnipeg Foundation

Get past Disney and into magical realism for Twisted Fairy Tales: dining, singing and dancing the night away. Family-style service of Filipino cuisine, the “karaoke challenge”, skills auction and dance grooves of DJ (Kelly) Ruthless! 
7:00 pm bar opens and the skills auction will begin for silent auction bidding
7:30 pm, you’ll be served seven delectable Filipino dishes
Karaoke - For $10 you can challenge anyone and for another $10 they can decline. Want to put someone out of their misery? Another $10 will make it stop! 
10:00 pm the skills auction closes

If you have a skill that you’d like to auction, drop Alexis a note 

November 6, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio 501, 75 Albert Street (Top floor, last door at the end of the hallway)

Art Sale - I would like to open up my studio and invite anyone who is interested to come and take a look at current work in progress and completed past creations.
There will be original work and limited prints available to purchase. There will also be wine. 

November 10, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The King's Head Pub, 120 King Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1M3
$10 at the door or ArtsJunktion Depot / raffle tickets 3 for $10 (and the depot or event)

ArtsJunktion's King's Head Fall Social
Come raise a glass and support ArtsJunktion! 
Live music, great prizes, a 50/50 draw and a grandprize draw for Shoreline Deluxe bike! 

November 12, 8:00 pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B2G4
$15 plus fees at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Ticketmaster

The Pines presented by Winnipeg Folk Festival
A truly unique sound that captures ears and stimulates the mind. The Pines is a band that has taken on this feat, honing their musical craft to near perfection with a sound that wavers on the edge of traditional acoustic/roots music, but embraces the nuances of today's indie-rock and blues music.

Fellow Iowans David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey began playing music together, forming The Pines. They returned to their Midwestern roots and settled in Minneapolis, a music haven that has launched the career of folk and rock legend Bob Dylan.

Shelmerdine Christmas Events
please call 204.895.7203 ext 204 or email 

November 14 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Shelmerdine Kids Club Event
Kids ages 4-10 discover the magic of nature through crafts and projects! Make a pair of Christmas trees to display around your home! All materials included. 
$5 member, $7 non-member
November 19
Holiday Sparkle Event
Our holiday open house is the best day to start and finish all of your holiday shopping! 
Enjoy 20% off everything in the store, enter to win door prizes, sip free hot apple cider while you browse and earn valuable bonus bucks!
November 21 at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
$10  per person/pet
Pet Photos with Santa Claus in our beautiful winter scene! 
Proceeds will be donated to Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue! 
Photos will be taken by a professional photographer and emailed to you within days.
November 21 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
November 21 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Decorating with Holiday Greenery 
It is easy, fun and the scent is incredible! 
This seminar will cover the basic construction of arranging greenery in an outdoor planter, as well as wreath and door swag decorating! We’ll teach you to create small indoor arrangements! 
November 26 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
$65 per person; all materials included. 
Christmas Wreath Workshop Event 
Make it yourself! Our florist will guide you through the design and construction. 
This is a make-and-take workshop. 
Photos with Santa 
Just $10 per group and your photo will be emailed to you! 
Proceeds benefit local children’s charities.
November 28 at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
November 29 at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
December 5 at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
December 6 at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
December 12 at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
December 13 at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
December 19 at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

This has become a holiday tradition for hundreds of Winnipeg families! 
At 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm and at 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 

$5 per child, make sure to preregister for this special moment with Mrs. Claus.
Story Time & Cookies with Mrs. Claus 
For children ages 3-8, enjoy hearing Mrs. Claus read a story and decorate a freshly baked cookie for you to take home! 


I support Shoal Lake 40 and the construction of "Freedom Road", which would give them year-round access to the Transcanada Hwy, and therefore access to services and contact with the rest of Canada. They have lived in isolation ever since a decision was made about 100 years ago to build an aqueduct that would supply clean drinking water to Winnipeg. Now they themselves cannot access clean drinking water, and have been under a boil water advisory for nearly two decades. A road would allow a proper water treatment plant to be built. 

As my friend Steve Bell put it to me one day, any time something is "taken" from someone else, there is usually some kind of 'exchange'. Much was taken from the people of Shoal Lake 40, and what has been the fair exchange? Winnipeg is the clear winner, and we profit every time we turn on our tap. Tragically, nine lives have been lost while crossing the water, trying to connect to services or to "get home". We must not close our eyes. 

My plea to you today is to sign this petition. The City has said they will pay for a third of the cost of the road (with the province and the federal gov't to make up the rest). This will not happen unless it is officially penned into a budget line.
Canadian communities should not be living with years of boil water advisories, and we all agree that clean water is a basic human right. 
Can we support our own citizens here?
I'm humbly asking: Please sign. Thank you!
~ Jaylene Johnson


October 22, 2015

Séan McCann l Art Songs & Sounds l Christmas Market l CRAFTED l Secret Cinema l 50 to 500 l NMRA’s Annual Train Show l Dakota C.C. Craft Sale l W.E.S.T. Handmade & Vintage Sale l Deck the Halls Expo l Image Transfers

November 4, 8:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

Séan McCann’s love for Newfoundland and Labrador folk songs shot him to international fame as a founding member of Great Big Sea. After millions of albums, countless hit songs, and record breaking tours, Séan realized that his 20 years with the band had to stop. 
In January 2014 Séan released Help Your Self. Séan’s journey continues through You Know I Love You. Produced by Joel Plaskett, and with an original piece of artwork per song by singer/songwriter Meaghan Smith, Séan is trying to find a balance. 

November 6, 7:30 pm
St. Margaret's Anglican Church, 160 Ethelbert Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1V7
Admission is free - donations gladly received to help cover expenses.

Art Songs and Sounds of the 20th Century ~ a father and daughter in recital
Ariel Harwood-Jones (soprano), and her father, Tony Harwood-Jones (clarinet), get together with Daniel Clark, one of Winnipeg's finest accompanists, to perform works by Heard, Poulenc, and Cooke - composers of the 20th Century.

Nov. 6, 10 am – 5 pm / Nov. 7, 10 am – 4 pm
Ralph Connor House, 54 West Gate, Winnipeg
Admission  $3   call 204.954.7880 or email 

University Women’s Club of Winnipeg 35th Annual Christmas Market 2015 
A wide variety from local crafters for your home, family, and friends

The Bake Shoppe - delicious choices of single & family servings
Have a light lunch or a snack at the new Ralph’s Bistro, open from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm

Treasure Trove - gently used items seeking new homes
Three floors of Manitoba crafts, giftware boutiques and baking in this 101 year old house.

NEW**The Gallery which will feature paintings and objet d'art

November 6, 7:00 pm
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Black Lodge Studio (3rd Floor, 100 Arthur Street) 
Admission by donation

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

November 6 - December 5
Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery
203-290 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0T2
Tickets Available   Non-participating artists cover is $5.00 at the door.
12th Annual 50 to 500 Members Exhibition + Sale
Opening reception November 6, 8 to 11 pm 

This is a yearly exhibition, to show our appreciation for the members of Urban Shaman. 
Artwork priced 50 cents to 500 dollars and 100% of the profit goes back to the artist!

This event is great for getting to know artists, enjoying refreshments, a dance party.
Several gift baskets raffled off to fundraise for the gallery. 

US is a non-profit arts organization that is dedicated to the Aboriginal arts community and the arts community at large. 

November 6 from 12 pm to 9 pm
November 7 from 11 am to 5 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1
daily admission $5  Tickets Available 

CRAFTED: Show + Sale - In celebration of Craft Year 2015, the WAG, Manitoba Craft Council, and Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association (NACA) present the first-ever juried craft show at the WAG! 
Unique handmade works by 50 craft artists and artisans from Manitoba and beyond. All four floors of the WAG will be bustling with craft activity from displays to sales opportunities to workshops.

November 7, 10 am to 4 pm
Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, 201 Scurfield Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1A5

Admission by donation. 
Handicap accessible.
A portion of the admission will be donated to The St. Amant Centre.

The National Model Railroad Association of Canada’s Annual Train Show
Presented by the No. 1 Northern Division of the National Model Railroad Association, Thousand Lakes Division.

The No.1 Northern's Free-Mo group HO modular layout, the largest in Manitoba
A display by WinNtrak
A G scale display
Model railroading clinics, and video presentations
Try operating a John Allen Timesaver HO switching yard

WinNtrak will be selling raffle tickets.
The prize is a portable N gauge layout!!

The Man with the Lionel Giraffe Cars will be there for the kids!!!!
Kids, have your parent take your picture with the Man with the Giraffe Cars!
He'll also let you unload the operating cars!

November 7, 10 am to 5 pm / November 8, 10 am to 4 pm
Dakota Community Centre, 1188 Dakota Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2N 3H4

Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) at Dakota C.C. Craft Sale
Two days of great crafts! 

November 7, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
290 Dubuc Street, Winnipeg MB
$2 Admission FREE Parking in back (plus street parking) and Bus #10 St. Boniface

W.E.S.T. Handmade and Vintage Sale VIII
The Winnipeg Etsy Street Team sale showcases over 45 local Etsy sellers of handcrafted wares and curated vintage collections. 
Fnd items like handmade soap, pottery, hand-bound books, jewellery, vintage housewares and collectibles, subversive embroidery, autumn & holiday accessories, children's items and lots more! Door prizes and Free swag/gifts throughout the entire sale.

November 8, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Club Regent Event Centre, 1425 Regent Ave. W., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3B2
$2 door admission, / free by bringing a tin for the bin in support of Winnipeg Harvest

Deck the Halls Expo - Our show will be the first of its kind and feature over 100 of Manitoba's talented entrepreneurs. This is a perfect place to get your shopping done in time for Christmas and help to support Manitoba businesses. 

November 8, 15, 22, 1 pm-3 pm, sometimes 4 pm
Jordan Miller, Visual Artist, 2nd floor - 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4

Image Transfers - a 3 day workshop with Jordan Miller
Supplies included, beginners welcome. $110 Members; $125 non members

Learn how to use image transfers in your art and finish the piece by using mixed media. 

Transfer text, images, prints, drawings, and magazine images! Each student will transfer multiple images onto canvas through collaging. No chemicals will be used. If there are specific magazine images you would like to use, please bring them with you (please do not bring any images on photo paper or prints from an inkjet printer)

October 11, 2015

Fear the Sliding Dead l Jordan Miller: Line Exhibit l Fort la Reine Ghost Walk l Fall Supper l Howl-O-Ween Party l Belly & Baby Fair l Daniel Romano l QPOCALYPSE l CAIRO l Writers & Pancake Fundraisers l Antique Association Sale

October 25 - 31 
Tours go out every 20 minutes starting at 7 pm
tickets     Phone  +1 204-255-3910 or Email 

WINNIPEG HALLOWEEN EVENT: Fear the Sliding Dead ...
You Will Run. You Will Scream. 
You Will Fear at Fun Mountain.
Rebel guides will take small groups of people looking to tempt fate into Fun Mountain. 

In September, when the park closed for the season, a toxin from the deadly Manitoba mosquito began to change people into what some are calling zombies. Faster and smarter than your Hollywood zombies, those that walk the park feast on the flesh of those looking for a thrill. 
Stay close to your guide. He's the only one with a gun. 
If he runs, you run. If he ducks, you duck. If he dies, well ...

to October 27
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
Free admission

It All Starts with a Line Exhibit by Jordan Miller
Tuesday - Saturday 12-6 pm or by Appointment, 
Art for sale *all new works*  for more information

October 24, 6 pm - 10 pm
Fort la Reine Museum, 2652 Saskatchewan Ave. E, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3C2
Online Admission: Adults $10;Youth & Seniors $8; Children $5
Family $25 (2 Adults, 3 child/youth)
email Tracey Turner - 204-857-3259 or on Twitter @fortlareine

Second Annual Fort la Reine Ghost Walk - Experience Halloween Fun that's Spooktacular
A Safe Halloween for the whole family - Presented by the Portage Co-op
Outdoor parking lots available with priority handicap parking at the front gate.
Smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the grounds at all times.

Haunting Spirits, Creeping Zombies, and Cawing Ravens will keep you company as you trick or treat through our candlelit Sleepy Hollow Museum Village. 
You're invited to dress up in ghostly garb,  tour the "Living Dead Forbidden Forest", gather around the cauldron, and meet our spooky villagers. 
Make & take a Halloween craft, enjoy free hot chocolate & treats, and join the family friendly fun at this Halloween Spooktacular event...     View Trailer  

October 25, 6:00 pm
Crossways in Common, 222 Furby Street
Phone  +1 204-474-0212 or Email   
We can accept cash, cheque, Visa, or Mastercard

Tickets on sale at the Rainbow Resource Centre at 170 Scott St. 
$15 per person, $10 for underemployed persons, and free for children 12 and under.

October 25, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1P7
Admission: $5 per family, dogs are free

Enjoy a ghoulishly good time at Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba's 
7th Annual Howl-O-Ween Party 
Dogs are encouraged to dress up in costumes. 
There will be prizes (for best overall costume, best homemade costume and more), 
a 50/50 draw and refreshments will be served for both humans and furry friends. 

October 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Earl Grey Community Centre, 360 Cockburn St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2P5
The Winnipeg Belly & Baby Fair is a fun, free, interactive day for expectant and new families with information tables, local crafts, products and services. 
We also offer a Halloween photo booth, a Teeny Tiny Craft Sale, expert speakers and more.

5 free Fit 4 Two Winnipeg West/ East classes + $50 gift certificate from Imagery by Bean

The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

October 27, 8:00 pm
Tickets are $17 at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Ticketmaster
The Winnipeg Folk Festival is thrilled to present Daniel Romano and Steven Lambke. 
Daniel Romano’s exquisite new album, If I’ve Only One Time Askin’, is pieces of each, but ultimately the work of a singular mind.
October 31, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
$10 advance tickets

QPOC PRESENTS: QPOCALYPSE! This dance party for Queer and Trans People of Colour is open to allies and promises to be an EPIC way to celebrate the scariest night of the year. 
Get your costume, get your friends, and get your life, because DJ Two Topping will have you on the dance floor until we get tossed out!! 
**Hip Hop/ Rap/ Dance Hall/ Dirty Beats**
CASH prize for best costume!!

We want everyone to have a good time at QPOCALYPSE. Don't forget that cultures are not costumes, and when planning your costume, please think outside the (racist & transphobic) box. Info on respectful costuming: 

November 1,Doors @ 7:00 | Show @ 8:00

The Good Will Social Club is proud to present... CAIRO (Toronto)

October 30, 7:00 pm
The King's Head Pub, 120 King Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1M3
Tickets $10 from the MWG office or by emailing the Writers' Collective or the MWG to make other arrangements.
Together with the Writers' Collective, the Manitoba Writers' Guild presents our first ever All Howls Eve Fundraiser. Be prepared for:
*3 minute ghost story sign-up.
*Horror Haiku Open Mic.
*Literary Costume Contests (Prizes for singles and groups).
*Trick-or-Treat Minute-to-win-it Challenges.
Come for the ghoulishly good times and stay for the Beatles cover band, Rubber Soul!

October 31, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Applebee's Pembina, 2065 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5J9
Tickets $10.00 each

St. Chad's Applebee's Pancake Fundraiser
Hosted by St. Chad's Anglican Church, 472 Kirkfield St.
(204) 832-7195
All funds raised are going to Syrian relief.

November 1, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9
Admission $5, children under 12 free.
Manitoba Antique Association Fall Sale
There will be more than 70 tables of antiques, collectables, and vintage item!
Door Prizes! Lots of free parking!

October 7, 2015

Fear By Night l Election & Beer l Hifi Priestess l Craig Street Cats Fundraiser l Bards & Beards l Craft & Vendor Show l William Rhys Style l Marriage of Figaro: Dinner, Primer, Comedy, Lecture & Shows l Girls! Girls! Girls! Gala

Oct 8 to 31 Thur / Fri / Sat
Six Pines Haunted Attractions, 4 km north of Perimeter Hwy on Sturgeon Road, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2E6
Thu-Fri: 6:30 pm-11:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm-5:30 pm / 6:30 pm-12:30 am
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:30 pm

Fear By Night ~ Family Fun By Day
+1 204-633-3326   or email  
The countdown begins.... tick tock....tick tock....
Your nightmares are about to become reality.....
4 all new indoor haunts - 
Six Pines Mortuary / Insane Asylum / Snow White and her 7 Ghosts / CarnEvil - 
totally redone with your greatest fears in mind....

Shannon's Irish Pub, 175 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

October 19, 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Election Day and Beer
For all the wonderful Winnipeg voters… Let's get together and share a pint or two and watch the election results on the big projector.
Join us as we watch change in our country
October 24, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Come join Shannon's and Hifi Priestess for a night of passive aggressive yet danceable sound, steeped in far out anguish, melancholy, excitement and vision.
Freakouts and dancing are welcome.

October 24, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Craig Street Cats, 16-1421 St. James St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0Y9

Silpada Jewelry Fundraiser!
Reeva and Judi will be at our adoption centre with all sorts of gorgeous jewelry to tempt you. Come do some early Christmas shopping, and get something for yourself, while you're at it! The ladies have lots of recently retired pieces available for special prices -- cash and carry. You can order online. Select the "Craig Street Cats party", and order way!

October 24, 7:30 pm
St. Andrew's River Heights United Church, 255 Oak Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 3P7
Tickets are $20, $10 for students

Bards and Beards is doing a joint concert with our friends Horizon.  You may have seen them at our dome concert on the river last March.  It’s sure to be a great time.
October 24, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Evangelical Free Church, 500 Lagimodiere Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Admission is FREE!!

The Fall Family Craft & Vendor Show 
Showcasing tons of local talent, businesses, and products made just for you! 
There will be something for everybody - items for babies, kids, and grown ups, too! 
Bring CASH! There is no ATM on site. Get your holiday shopping done nice and early!

This show is happening during The Fall Swap for Kids Clothing and Toys, a FREE event. 
All are welcome to come, even if you are not participating in the swap event!

We hope to showcase local handmade goods and support local business. These vendors play an important role in our swapping event, as it is this sale that helps make the swap event FREE for our participants, so please come out and support these talented folks:

1: Melissa Oertel with Epicure Selections 
2: Shannon with Sugar by Shannon
3: D's Diaper Creations
4: Fran with Little Hippie on the Prairie
5: Sami with Steeped Tea
6: M and D Aromatherapy
7: Courtney with iHooked
8: Michelle of Metamorphosis Glass Works
9: Jessica of Everything Little
10: April and Bess of All the Tights
11: LG Artistry
12: Althea with a fundraiser for Got Bannock? 
13: Inspire Community Outreach Inc. will have sale items that go toward free programming for youth in Winnipeg
14: Melinda with Discovery Toys
15: Maruca's Design - jewelry and art 
16: Vintage inspired art/decor by Primrose Market 
17: Soap by Sandy
18: Rochelle with Tupperware
19: Dori Fox with Thirty-One Gifts
20: Abby with To Chew or Not To Chew Jewelry
21: Gingerbread Kids
22: Suny with Norwex
23: Melissa of Doe + Dear Diapers 

October 24, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$15 includes FREE coffee table William Rhys Look book  
at The Goodwill, Black Rabbit Bistro, Berns & Black Salon

The William Rhys Style Exhibition
Cocktail Hour @ 9 pm - sip our signature cocktail and network
Fashion Show @ 10 pm - view and purchase the new William Rhys collection
Dance Party @ 11 pm - Andy2k & Jordan Vothra DJing

The William Rhys team is thrilled to invite you to our first ever event, “The Style Exhibition.” Not only have we been working on creating a new collection, which we’ll be showing and selling at our event, we’ve also been working to create style dialogue. 

The Marriage of Figaro Events

October 24, 6:30 pm

De Luca's Specialty Foods-Cooking School Restaurant, 950 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G0R1
$125 each (Partial tax receipt available.) 
Contact Valorie to buy tickets PH: 204.942.2163 or email

Dinner at De Luca's
Appetizers and a four-course meal complete with cooking demonstrations and take-away recipes. Table wine provided. Cash bar available.
Join us for Manitoba Opera's annual fundraiser in celebration of opera and Italian culinary culture. 
Enjoy this evening of fine wine, great cuisine, good company and superb operatic entertainment. A unique setting together all in support of Manitoba Opera!
October 26, 2:00 pm or 7:30 pm
The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2
Free of charge, but registration is required.
Call Natasha or Michael at 204-944-8824 or register online 

The Marriage of Figaro Opera Primer
A 60-minute lecture on the opera by music expert Don Anderson including music highlights and DVD excerpts.
October 29, 7:30 pm
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3
Tickets: $25 each
Call Natasha or Michael at 204-944-8824 or purchase online
Manitoba Opera Comedy Night
An evening of comedy related to love, marriage, and relationships co-presented by the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
November 4, 7:30 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0L5
Free of charge, but registration is required.
Call Natasha or Michael at 204-944-8824 or purchase online
An hour-long lecture on the music of The Marriage of Figaro, presented by Dr. Dietrich Bartel, Associate Professor of Music, Canadian Mennonite University.
Saturday, November 21, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 24, 7 pm
Friday, November 27, 7:30 pm
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B1C3
Tickets Available

The Marriage of Figaro
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Sung in Italian with projected English translations.
Running time is approximately 3 hours.
Mozart's Comic Tour De Force
From the famous overture to the final glorious ensemble, Mozart's music sparkles with intelligence and wit.

Figaro, the former barber and now valet to the Count, is just hours away from wedding the lovely Susanna, a maid in the household. But alas, Susanna has caught the attention of the Count's wandering eye. The day is soon turned upside down as clever twists and turns, disguises and comic intrigue ensue. Will the servants succeed in outwitting their aristocratic betters? Will romance and forgiveness reign supreme?

October 25
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3

The theme for the 2015 11th Gala Fundraiser is "Demolition". 
The Girls! Girls! Girls! Gala is an annual fundraising event for Winnipeg's Gas Station Arts Centre! We feature a visual art show of talented Winnipeg-based female visual artists and a cabaret of Winnipeg-based female performers. 

We've had everything in past from contemporary dance, to avant garde jazz, to theatre monologues, to burlesque, to stand-up, to puppetry, to singer-songwriters, to choirs, to drumming, to aerial routines.
Support the GSAC and Winnipeg's Awesome Female Talent!