December 6, 2015

MAWA l Red Cedar Gifts l Thunderbird House l Christmas Craft l David S. Churchill l Blue Shift l Sturgeons l Movie Battle l Aisha Alfa l H.U.N.K.S. l Bizarro Obscure l Aboriginal Designers l Outside Joke l Greenband l holiday hangover

Opening: December 11, 6:00 pm
Ace Art, 2-290 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0T2

MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art's Foundation Mentorship Program (FMP) 2014-15 Showcase you didn't tell me, so i thought it was okay.
Continues until December 30, 2015 
Featuring the work of Alison Davis, Wendy Seversen, shimby and Katrina Stock

December 12 and 19, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Red Cedar Gifts, 161 Marion Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0T3

Red Cedar Gifts is happy to invite you to our Christmas Open House.
We offer all you need for your holiday shopping. 
Red Cedar Gifts will be showcasing various Aboriginal artists as well as Aboriginal Bath & Body lines Sequoia and Mother Earth Essentials.
Pendleton Woollen Mills to suit your every gifting need. Blankets, Spa Towels, Mugs and more!
Support local Aboriginal business and artists this holiday season.

Thunderbird House, 715 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

December 12, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We're gathering to kick off the 13 Fires Conversation Series! 
Help the community celebrate Our Summit, hear the recommendations, and plan the 12 Fires for 2016. Working Agenda:
- Welcome and Opening Ceremonies & Remarks
- Welcoming Activity
- Our Summit Report and Recommendations
- Group Planning for 13 Fires (topics, schedule, invitations, and assessment)
- Family Dinner

13 Fires is an opportunity for different communities to work towards racial inclusion. We want to build relationships across communities, share our experiences and work, and collaborate on actions that challenge racism. Each month in 2016 will feature a different topic. We welcome participation from all communities and all sectors.

December 21, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Attendance is free and everyone is welcome to attend!

Winter Solstice Gathering with Clan Teachings
Come and join us as we celebrate! 
We will be joined by elders, who will share some clan teachings, a feast, and a round dance! 
We ask that people bring a gift to give each other at the round dance!
December 31, 7:00 pm; Feast 8 pm - 1:00 am
New Year's Eve Round dance Social + Sweat Lodge!
David Budd will be hosting the Sweat starting at 9 pm! 
Open Mic Jamming and Hand Drums

December 13, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canad Inns Club Regent, 1415 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3B2
$2 admission, half donated to CancerCare / 12 and under admitted FREE!

Elevators, ATM, FREE unlimited parking!
The Last Chance Christmas Craft Sale!
2 floors, over 100 crafters!
Quality Handmade Unique
Focus and priority remains on local handmade items.

December 14, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cinematheque Theatre, 100 Arthur Street
Reception to follow in the gallery.
Open to the public and free to all.

PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts presents a lecture by David S. Churchill, Professor of History at the University of Manitoba, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Blue Shift by Jonah Groeneboer. 

Homophile Representation and its Discontents: Visual culture and queer bodies in North American and Europe in the mid-20th Century
Homosexual activists of the 50s and 60s endeavoured to secure civic and human rights for homosexuals as citizens through political advocacy. 
This talk will explore the visual culture of homophiles, the images, photography, and illustrations published in homophile magazines, as well works of art celebrated by homophile authors and activists. 

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

December 16, Doors open 7:15 pm Show starts at 8:00 pm
$20 at door / $15 in advance online  

The Sturgeons have been working on new songs for a new album. 
With special guest Kayla Luky & Ian MacIntosh. 
We have albums just in time for Christmas, also great handmade merchandise.
December 20, 7:00 pm
$10 bought at the Park Theatre or online

Pure Cheese Presents: Xmas Movie Battle Die Hard vs Gremlins
YOU decide which movie plays first and which is the late feature!
Every drink you buy gets you a one ticket to vote with. 
Come early for boardgames or just to watch your hosts Michael Green and Jordan Welwood break down each film in their Pure Cheese Pre-show, with video sketches and prize giveways to keep you entertained.
December 28, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader or online 

The Park Theatre proudly presents Aisha Alfa as she records her debut comedy album! 
She will be joined by some very special guests. 
Aisha is the previous winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job from Rumors Comedy Club, was a finalist for NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, was chosen as one of the first Toronto Bob Curry Fellowship recipients from Second City and was regional finalists for SiriusXM’s Canada’s Next Top Comic.
December 30, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$12 at the door / $10 at Music Trader, The Park Theatre or online  
Join H.U.N.K.S. as they bring their first year to a close. 
They are thrilled to be joined by very special guests CRUMBS!

H.U.N.K.S. is Tim Gray, Quinn Greene, Sam McLean, Matt Nightingale, Dana Smith, directed by Rory Fallis. They have performed five shows at The Park Theatre; seven shows at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival; hosted a sold out, headlining show in the inaugural Oddblock Comedy Block Party and received a Five Star review from the Winnipeg Free Press.

CRUMBS Stephen Sim and Lee White have been performing together since 1992. They started touring Canada in 1998, and in 2001 were invited to the very first Berlin International Improv Festival.
January 3, Doors open at 7 / Show starts at 8
Tickets are $15 - Message Peachy Keen Productions to reserve tickets

Peachy Keen Productions presents A Bizarro Cabaret hosted by Janis and Jujube!
The five-star Fringe hit 'Bizarro Obscure' is kicking off our year with a fundraising gala.
Featuring such esteemed guests as 
Outside Joke, Lara Rae, Tin Can Bandits, Paper Machetes
Fraz Wiest, Johannah Burdon, Justin Otto, AND MORE

Dec 18 at 10:30am to Dec 19 at 6:00pm
Aboriginal Designers Cooperative, 865 Main Street, Winnipeg MB (Neechi Commons)

Aboriginal Designers Marketing Cooperative Ltd is hosting our First Christmas Open House. 
Please join us in celebration. 
Purchase a unique gift or two or more for those special people in your life, or for yourself! 
Buy local and be part of helping Aboriginal businesses and artists this holiday season.
EVERYONE is Welcome!

December 18, 8:00 pm
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3
Tickets $15 / $12 for students, arts workers 

Outside Joke, with CRUMBS, are raising a cup of kindness once again to put you in the mood for the holidays with The Secret Santa Improv Show! 
A live 'Secret Santa' gift exchange will inspire the stories, with a special stocking-stuffer of an opening set from Rumble Pak!

December 18, 9:30 pm
Woodbine Hotel, 466 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1B6

The Billy Joe Greenband perform their Blues, Boogie & Hard Twang to be recorded live. 
We want to record all the hard work Drummer Donovan 'Bam Bam' Bruyere, and Bassists Mucha Bee, Kerry Hannah, Wally Ranville and I, Billy Joe 'Jim Bob' Green on the Psycho~billy Guitar have pieced together over the years. 
Please bring an unwrapped toy or a tin for the bin. 

December 28, doors at 7:30 PM, SINGING at 8 PM 
Fools & Horses, 379 Broadway

YOU are going to live out your dreams. Come join us at our holiday hangover bonanza and live out your greatest musical theatre fantasy!
Once a month we’ll provide a theme, a microphone, an accompanist, and a safe space. 

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