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February 28, 2016

Shakespeare In The Ruins l Gabrielle Funk l Winnipeg Film Group l Not Myself Today l HA²M l Sherbrook Festival l Animal Lover l Full House Trivia l 80's Dance l Prairie Infidel

March 2, 7:30 PM 
West End Cultural Centre
Tickets are $10 and available by contacting the SIR office: 204-957-1753 or email
They will also available at the door.

Shakespeare In The Ruins has gathered 10 local musical acts, and asked them each to perform a few songs, one from their repertoire and one inspired by Shakespeare. It’s a first for Winnipeg, a first for us, and guaranteed to entertain.  Talented Performers lineup:
Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir
Tom Keenan
Deb Patterson
Claire Friesen
Aidan Ritchie
Kevin Ramberran & Thomas Toles
Morgan Thickson & guests
Tristan Zaba & guests
Kortnee Stevens
UofW Acting Honours Class

March 4, 8 PM - 11 PM 
Lantern, 211 Pacific avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0M5

Dom Esthetica, an exhibition of work by Gabrielle Funk, a visual artist, muralist and community art facilitator.  

A series of portraits documenting the physical, spiritual and emotional journey of a woman striving to excavate and preserve an authentic version of herself while grappling with the clashing expectations of both the lingering internal influence of a dogmatic religious upbringing and the external pressure of a Western cultural framework. 

Dom Esthetica will be on display for the month of March. 
Gallery hours run from 7:30-11:00 PM every Friday and all other viewings can be scheduled by private appointment with the administrators.

Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

March 6, 2 PM - 4 PM
Join us for the next Women's Film & Video Network Meet Up! 
Share stories. Exchange contact info. Develop community. Enjoy yourself. 
Free! All women working in film and video are invited and welcome! 
Please bring some group snacks if you can. The WFG will supply hot and cold beverages. 
Email if you can help set up before hand and clean up after. 
March 10, 6 PM - 10 PM
Aboriginal Filmmaker Collective Monthly Meet up!
6pm-7pm Meet/Discussion
8pm Special Guest Tina Keeper
9pm Roundtable Script Reads
March 12, 12 PM - 2 PM
The Winnipeg Film Group’s board of directors is engaging in a bylaws review. 
It invites all interested members of the community to a public consultation session.
March 18 - March 20
French Cinema Festival: Dreams, Escapes & Survival / RÊVES, ÉVASIONS et SURVIE
Organized by l'Alliance Française du Manitoba and Winnipeg Cinematheque. Discover films from different times and experience the sophisticated, vibrant and daring films from France. All films come with English subtitles.

Canad Inns - Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 3P7

March 11, Networking 7:30 am, Presentation 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Come join your IPAM colleagues for a presentation on: 
Not Myself Today – A Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign Overview.
Register email / Questions? Contact us at 204-275-3727

Charmaine Saucedo, with Partners for Mental Health, a national charity dedicated to transforming the way Canadians think about, act towards and support mental health and those facing mental illness, will present an overview of a new workplace mental health initiative called Not Myself Today, an insightful anti-stigma campaign.
IPAM Members – No Charge / Non-Members – $25.00
Members can bring a guest to the breakfast meeting for free!
March 12, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

HA²M was founded by members of the Unitarian Universalist Church in the early 90’s. Today, HA²M is made up of atheists, agnostics, and humanists. For our members, the thought of church evokes a variety of emotions. UU has no dogma or creeds, and many of its leaders identify as atheist, agnostic, or humanist. So what exactly is Unitarian Universalism? Please join us as we explore this unusual religion. 

We’ll be joined by Stefan Jonasson, a Unitarian Minister and church leader; and Kris Breckman, a former HAAM Member, local church leader, and member of the UU church for over 50 years. Both our guests identify as humanist, atheist, and/or agnostic, so bring your questions for them. 

Charity of the month: The Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA) currently runs a drop-in program, Monday to Friday evenings, in the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre on Langside Street. They plan to operate 24/7 on weekends and holidays.
The program targets youth between the ages of 15 and 26 and currently serves an average of 80 to 100 youth every day. It expects as many as 30 participants overnight once the extended hours start. 
Let's help them to offer children and youth on the street at night a safe place.
Donations will be collected at the meeting. Tax receipts for donations over $10. 
You can donate via the HAAM website.

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

March 11, 10 PM
Sherbrook Street Festival Fundraiser with Slow Spirit, Kakagi, Bunny and The Watership
on Sherbrook Street between Wolseley and Westminster Avenue 
The street festival is a celebration of the West Broadway neighbourhood! 
Two music stages, offering all day and evening music by fantastic local bands and musicians. You will be sure to spot amazing handicrafts in our merchant village, learn about a local organization, or pick up some fresh veggies from The Good Food Club. Our family friendly atmosphere has much to offer the kiddos! Discover all the great kid oriented arts & crafts, roaming performers, exhibits, games and activities.
March 12, 10 PM

March 16, 8 PM

Full House Trivia 
1st PRIZE - $50 bar tab / 2nd + 3rd PRIZE - $25 bar tab
REGISTRATION: Teams must consist of 2-3 people
Send an email - Subject line - the name of the trivia theme + the date of the event
Please include your team name and the names of all your team members
$5 registration fee from each team member is required at the beginning of the night
March 18, 10 PM
$5 before 11 pm

Purple Rain 80's Dance Music by:
Madonna, Prince, Duran Duran, Culture Club, Bowie, Wham - all those songs that are fun for dancing!

March 13, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sir William Stephenson Library, 765 Keewatin Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 3B9

Prairie Infidel Film Fest focused on the positive aspects of Humanism.

How do we, as non-believers, live our lives, treat each other, and cope with death?
We will explore how people from all walks of life and backgrounds challenge the false stereotypes of atheists as immoral and evil, and live their lives filled with love, compassion, hope, and wonder!

February 26, 2016

Seniors l open mic comedy l Amber Dawn l Forum Art Show l LITE Casino l St. Paddy's Bingo Bowl l Fashion l Doreen Girard & Scott Fitzpatrick l Development Seminar l Circus Club l Frank Deer l World of Wheels l The Big Sociable

Before the Bridge Senior K-9 Rescue Inc., Box 11, Stony Mountain, Manitoba
(204) 295-0955

February 29, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
River Ridge Retirement Residence, 50 Ridgecrest Crescent

Seniors loving seniors - meet some of our adoptable dogs!

We are ALWAYS in need of foster homes. We do not have a shelter so we are completely reliant on our fosters so we can help as many dogs as possible! 
We are willing to work with you and find a dog that would fit your home. If you are at all interested we invite you to fill out our foster application or contact us with any questions or concerns. THANKS!

March 1, 8 pm
Jekyll and Hyde's Freehouse, 437 Stradbrook Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba 

Women's open mic comedy is back!
Hosted by Dana Smith
Bring your friends, family & coworkers and get them to laugh for once!! 
Suggest coming early for a seat and even earlier for an open mic spot (7:30-8) 
Bottles of wine on special and probably some food specials to soak up the booze. 

March 5, 7 PM
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2A6
Phone 204-475-0483  (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

Can poetry be a form of resistance? Can poetry help us heal ourselves and our communities? Amber Dawn will be reading & signing How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir and Where the words end and my body begins as texts to explore poetry as an activist and healing tool.
Presented by The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the UofM and the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies at the UofW.
March 6, 2 PM - 5 PM
Room 2M70, Manitoba Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue

Social Justice Poetry Workshop with Amber Dawn
Can poetry help us locate ourselves within this broken world?
We’ll explore our own lived experiences and values that may be underrepresented or stigmatized in the world around us.
This workshop is for writers who wish to explore intersectional identities of gender, race, class, ability, sexual identity and survivor experiences, and how we can heal.
Both established and new writers welcome. Please email to register.

March 12, 12 - 1 pm  Youth Fresh Take Art Show
March 12, 1 - 4 pm  Open House & Spring Registration

Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
(204) 235-1069
All are welcome

For Everything Art this Spring classes start April 4
Abstract Watercolours; Acrylic; The Art of Handmade Paper; Children's Art; Creative Acrylics, Drawing: Still Life, Figure, Portrait & Perspective; Handbuilding Pottery for Seniors; The Essentials in Drawing; Handbuilt Pottery; My Munchkin & Me Art Making; Manga, Comics & Visual Development; Mixed Media & Still Life; Chalk Pastels – Dry Painting; Portrait & Life Drawing; Silk Painting & Dying; Teens Art; Watercolour; Try Them All – Art Exploration; Water Soluble Oils; Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Clay; Youth Animation.
For 51 years we’ve been offering fine art instruction in a creative, relaxing atmosphere!
Day, Evening, Weekends – 30+ artistic options. Free parking & wheelchair access. 

March 12, 8 PM - 1 AM
Manitoba Hydro, 360 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba

LITE up the NITE Casino Royale  
For the first time, LITE Local Investment Toward Employment is hosting a lavish evening of glitz and glam - our very own Casino Royale infused with inspiration from Monte Carlo. 
We're offering a night of casino-style gaming, Jamil the DJ, Casati jazz trio, a welcome cocktail, hors d'oeuvres, sweet treats and a Birchwood Luxury Car Auction - drive a Landrover, BMW, infiniti or Lexus for a year! 

March 12, doors open 7:15 / Game 8 PM - 10:30 PM
Windsor Lanes
678 Elizabeth Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 1A4

Tickets are $15.00 each for Bowlers.
(Includes 3 Bingo Bowl Games, Shoe Rental, unlimited pop and social type lunch)
Non-Bowlers/Supporter Tickets are $5.00 each.
Each ticket also includes late night lunch, dessert and unlimited soft drinks throughout the event. 

St. Paddy's Bingo Bowl Fundraiser 2016
There is fun for all ages, plus prizes for the team winners in each Bingo Bowl Game! 
There will be a Silent Auction, Door Prizes and a 50/50 Draw and more!!! 
All monies raised support the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba.
If you would like to book a lane, or for Silent Auction Donations, please email 

March 18, 8 PM / Fashion show 8:30 PM - 5 AM
The Planit Restaurant & Lounge, 285 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets are $10.00 - deadline for reservations is March 12  
You may purchase tickets by calling 204-772-0604 or by emailing 

JK Apparel & Maria's Hair & Tan Presents: A Fashion Fundraiser
A Fashion Show, Go-Go Dancers, Food and Drink Specials, lights, dancing and live DJ's. 
We are organizing a fundraiser for my sister-in-law Sandy who passed away unexpectedly. Her funeral services expenses are well beyond her estate and she is currently in Chapel Lawn awaiting her final resting place. 
The event will be a celebration of Sandy’s life! ~ Mercedes Dawn

March 13, 9 PM
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
Admission is $8 / New Greenhouse Cassettes will be available at the show.  

Doreen Girard is known in Winnipeg as one third of the experimental piano trio Burden and for her involvement in Grimhorse, Ceremonial Shrouds, Sphagnum, et al.
Greenhouse, release for cassette album The Sound the Sky Makes (Bonzer Records)

Scott Fitzpatrick is known for his organizational efforts in Winnipeg’ s Experimental Film scene with Open City Cinema and the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival. he will be performing a piece called "Second Star".

March 13, 1 PM - 3 PM
2nd floor - 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
$25 per Artist

Professional Development Seminar: Building Your Budget for an Exhibition
Know your expectations and be prepared! Every gallery, commercial, rental, or funded gallery, operates differently.
Learn what you need to budget for and make a plan that works for you!
To register email Jordan Miller, Visual Artist & Art Consultant, or call 204.944.0809

March 13, 3 PM - 5 PM
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3
Tickets $10 at the Gas Station, Toad Hall Toy, the Winnipeg Circus Club or Charles Lauder

Winnipeg Circus Club 4th Annual Showcase Spectacular!
The show includes aerial acts, hoop acts, juggling acts, unicycling and at least one clown. 
Our special guest finales are Aerialist Liz Cooper and contortionist Samantha Halas! 
Delectable bake sale and amazing prizes to be won in the raffle. 

March 16, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tier Building - University Of Manitoba, Room: Tier 307, Winnipeg, Manitoba

UMNATV Winter Colloquium 2016: Frank Deer
"Indigenous Languages: A Study in Culturally Relevant Sustainability"

Dr. Frank Deer, assistant professor in the UofM’s Faculty of Education, earned a PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Saskatchewan in 2008, after obtaining a B.Ed and M.Ed from the University of Manitoba. Frank has served as a classroom teacher in the Frontier School Division and the Winnipeg School Division. He is currently the Faculty of Education’s inaugural Director of Indigenous Initiatives.

March 18, 3 pm - 10 pm, March 19,  10 am - 10 pm, March 20 10 am - 6 pm
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
Tickets Children 5 and under free / discount tickets for children 6-12 at Piston Ring

Check out Manitoba’s Best Hot Rods, Customs, Trucks & Motorcycles at the 42nd Annual Piston Ring World of Wheels!

March 18, 8 PM - 11:40 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets   $10

The Big Sociable - An Evening of Irish Songs & Stories 
Step into the parlour with Winnipeg’s premiere Celtic rock band, the Dust Rhinos, joined by some of Manitoba’s finest artists, as they lead you through an evening of music and stories that will make you long for the Emerald Isles.

At its heart, The Big Sociable is a Celtic music sing-a-long show for all ages. This is your opportunity to be a part of Winnipeg’s newest tradition from its first note.

February 21, 2016

McNally Robinson: March Music & Events l Amelia Curran l Women's Meet Up l Dr. Adele Perry l Boys with Braids l Chief Perry Bellegarde l De Danann l International Women's Week Cabaret of Monologues: Stolen Sisters

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

Helen White Trio
Friday March 4, 8:00 pm

Carlos and the Suspiroes
Saturday March 5, 8:00 pm

Kevin Curtis
Friday March 11, 8:00 pm

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday March 12, 8:00 pm

Lindsey White Trio
Friday March 18, 8:00 pm
Groovy Folk Rock

Doug Edmond
Saturday March 19, 8:00 pm

Karen Hammarstrand
Saturday March 26, 8:00 pm

March 4, 7:00 pm
Chris MacDonald - Should We Let Uber In? Debate on the Ethics of the Sharing Economy.
March 5, 7:00 pm
Amber Dawn - Reading & Signing Where the words end and my body begins
Presented by The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba and the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg. 
March 7, 7:00 pm
The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents Multiple Sclerosis: Questions and answers from Manitoba researchers. Please RSVP or call 204.474.6689.
March 8, 7:30 pm
Karen Sunabacka, a special talk entitled Composing our Stories: Inspired by Family and the Prairies, presented as part of our ongoing Meet the Composer series.
March 9, 7:00 pm
Linda Szyszkowski & Daniel Clement, launch of Secret Adventures of Tiny Toba: Gold Star Gratitude - First Journey.  Visit Tiny Toba online at
March 17, 7:30 pm 
Barbara Bowes  Cracking the People Code
Ms.  Bowes, FCHRP, CCP, M. Ed is President of Legacy Bowes Group, the author of six books and a weekly columnist with the Winnipeg Free Press.
March 22, 7:00 pm 
Flair Travel Presentation:
Sail the Mediterranean on your own private yacht.
Find out more from MedSea Yachts and Flair Travel.
RSVP to Marianne by March 14 / 204-284-9682
March 22, 7:30 pm 
Pianist Janina Fialkowska and Conductor Scott Yoo will discuss the program of the March 23 MCO performance, which will feature the first of two new works by John Burge this season, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, in G Major, Op. 58, and a reprise performance of Everything That Rises by Randolph Peters. 
March 24, 8:00 pm 
Winnipeg Comedy Festival Preview Night in Prairie Ink Restaurant 
An evening of comedy while you dine and an exclusive preview of one of North America’s funniest festivals. Call 204-975-2659 to reserve your table. 
March 29, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club - The choice for March 2016 is Yvonne Adhiambo Owour’s Dust. Call John at 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
March 30, 7:00 pm
Secret Loves of Geek Girls presents a Women & Fandom panel
Featuring Nyala Ali (academic/journalist), Samantha Beiko (publishing editor), Autumn Crossman (artist), Alicia Faucher (arts event organizer), Jamie Isfeld (new media developer), and Hope Nicholson (publisher, event organizer, editor).
Nyala Ali holds an M.A. in Cultural Studies: Texts and Cultures from the U of W. 
The Winnipeg International Writers Festival (collaborative Spring Literary Series)

March 1, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm. In conversation with David McLeod and signing The Stone Collection.
March 3, 7:00 pm 
An Evening with Robert J. Sawyer, Winnipeg launch of Quantum Night.

March 10, 7:00 pm
Deconstructing Alice, hosted by Charlene Diehl.  Writer David A. Robertson and his editor Warren Cariou will talk about the process of creating a coherent mosaic from narrative fragments. 

March 14, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Yann Martel, Reading & Signing The High Mountains of Portugal.
Yann Martel is the author of Life of Pi, the #1 international bestseller.
Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2016
Admission is free – no registration is required.

March 5, 7:00-8:30 pm
Nicholas Greco, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communications and Media, presenting
“David Bowie in Darkness: How Celebrities Navigate the Mediated World.” 

March 12, 7:00-8:30 pm 
Dennis Hiebert, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, presenting
“Human Rights and Religion: The Awkward Waltz.” 

March 19, 7:00-8:30 pm 
Val Hiebert, Ph.D. (Cand.), Assistant Professor of Sociology, presenting
“Jesus and Women: The Untold Stories.” 

March 6, 8 PM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$20 through Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store. (18+)

They Promised You Mercy, nominated for the 2015 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, is the newest collection of songs by Amelia Curran, Canada’s master contemporary songstress. Amelia’s knife-sharp lyrics find peace and cheerfulness amidst lush layers provided by producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda’s nuanced studio vision.

March 6, 2 PM - 4 PM
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Join us for the next Women's Film &Video Network Meet Up! 
Share stories. Exchange contact info. Develop community. Enjoy yourself. 
Free! All women working in film and video are invited and welcome! 
Please bring some group snacks if you can. The WFG will supply hot and cold beverages. 
Email Monica if you can help set up before hand and clean up after. 

March 9, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tier Building - University Of Manitoba, Room: Tier 307, Winnipeg, Manitoba
"Drinking Dispossession: Winnipeg, Water, and Settler Colonialism, 1913-1919"
UMNATV Winter Colloquium 2016: Adele Perry

Dr. Adele Perry is an associate professor of history and Canada Research Chair in Western Canadian Social History at the U of M. Her areas of expertise include Western Canadian history, migration history, gender history and the history of sexuality. 
Perry is also the author of the prize-winning On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871, and co-editor of Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women's History.

March 10, 6 PM
University of Winnipeg Convocation Hall,
515 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba

Boys with Braids is a gathering to share teachings about the sacredness of hair, to foster a sense of pride for boys who choose to grow their hair long and using education to stop teasing, bullying and harassment. 

Endorsed by Boys with Braids Saskatoon creator Michael Linklater, a father who was tired of hearing his children's experiences. As these were the same issues he’d faced as a braid-wearing boy he opted to have an educational gathering.
Feast of stew and bannock generously provided by Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. 
#BoysWithBraids #HairIsSacred

March 11, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
1715 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets $150/person and $1200/per table of 10 by cheque in person at
TLEC Office, 200-1765 Sargent Ave. / Order by Fax 204-942-0248

The Treaty Land Entitlement Committee of Manitoba Inc. (TLEC) and Brokenhead Ojibway Nation (BON) are proud to present a Fundraising Gala that features keynote speaker:
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde
"MIKINAKAY - TRAIL OF THE TURTLE" a first film by Cree Director Erica Daniels
Followed by CWEED BAND!
All proceeds from this Fundraising Gala will go towards the upcoming gathering:
from May 21-24 at Bannock Point, Whiteshell Provincial Park

March 11, 8 PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
Tickets are $37.50 through Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.

“Once described as 'the Rolling Stones of Irish Traditional Music', the legendary group De Danann, returned to the festival stage in 2009 with a new album Wonderwaltz. Founding member Alec Finn is joined by Eleanor Shanley (vocals), Derek Hickey (accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo/piano), Ronan O'Flaherty (fiddle) and Neill Lyons (bodhrán).

March 12, Matinee at 4 pm Evening Performance at 8 pm 
Asper Center for Theatre & Film, 400 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets $10 at the door, or online at

International Women's Week Cabaret of Monologues: Stolen Sisters

Sarasvàti Productions celebrates with a Cabaret of monologues, slam poetry, spoken word, dance, and visual art! 
Each piece explores the realities and absurdities of systemic violence as well as the inequality that shapes women’s lives. This year’s selections share wisdom, highlight hard truths, pose difficult questions, and use humour to inspire.

Featuring the following performers and playwrights:
Doing It for the Fame by Makrenna Sterdan / Performed by Kim Kakegamic

Chance by Melaina Serafinchon Sheldon / Performed by Kelsey Wavey

Lingua Franca by Frances Koncan / Performed by Erica Wilson

Good Enough by Lynne Carol Martin / Performed by Shaneen J. Robinson

The Visitor by Alison McEvoy Murray / Performed by Heather Ada Bjorklund

She Said by Robyn Pooley / Performed by Teri-Lynn Friesen

Finding Freedom Written and performed by Shamin Brown

Warrior by Helena Kelly / Performed by Montana Lehmann

Stolen Girls by Hope McIntyre / Performed by Sydney Macfarlane 
Voice-Over by Florence Okwudili

QUIET Written and performed by Mary Black

February 15, 2016

Perogies l The Ukrainians l Records l Liberal AGM l Canary in the Coalmine l Kevin Chief l Althea Guiboche l Spay-Ghetti l Pasta Dinner l Randy McAllister l Thelma & Louise l Kids Fun l Circle Of Love Gala l URBNTEK l Christine Ciona

February 21 5:30 PM
Red River Community Centre, 293 Murray Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 4H8
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 youth (under 18), $5 children (under 12)
buys you a full dinner; tickets for a specialty perogy tasting will be available at the door

Join Dave Chomiak and the Kildonan NDP for a perogy dinner/tasting event. 
Different varieties of perogies will be made available from Perogy Planet. 
Please take our perogy poll to let us know which varieties you'd like to see!
Contact Ericka 204 890-6496 or Chantel 204 797-3229 and we will drop off tickets.

February 28, 5 PM - 7:30 PM
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1
Tickets at eventbrite or by visiting 

The Ukrainians, by Ukrainian directors Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasniy, is a documentary, with English subtitles, about the volunteer battalions of Ukraine and the fight for Ukraine’s independence in 2014. It includes first-hand footage from the battle at Donetsk Airport. 

The event includes a Q&A session with the film's directors and a hero defender of Donetsk Airport, and a short musical performance by Serhiy "Foma" Fomenko.

The event is organized by Dopomoha Ukraini – Aid Ukraine and Path to Freedom. The tour is a fundraiser, with proceeds going to support Dopomoha Ukraini's Psychological Rehabilitation Program for Ukrainian Soldiers in western Ukraine and “Path to Freedom”, a travelling exhibition dedicated to Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution of Dignity organized by Ukrainian activist musician Serhiy "Foma" Fomenko.

February 28, 11 AM - 4 PM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Admission is still only $2

The Central City Record Show returns! 
All the quality vinyl sellers you've come to expect, a wide variety of musical styles, and records available to suit every budget. DJs and refreshments. 

March 4 - March 5
Holiday Inn, Winnipeg Airport Polo Park, 1740 Ellice ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0B3

2016 Liberal Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The 2016 AGM Committee is excited to announce the Annual General Meeting of the Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba) and the Manitoba Liberal Party. Hotel rooms have discounted prices for Liberals and hospitality suites can be booked through the AGM Co-Chairs, Alexander Gilroy and Nora Fien.
If you know you are going to be a delegate, please fill out a registration form and send forms and payment to David Johnson, Molgat Place, 635 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0X1  Phone:(204) 988-9540
Contact: Alexander Gilroy - / Nora Fien -

March 4 - April 16
Martha Street Studio, 11 Martha Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2

March 4, 5 PM - 8 PM - Exhibition Opening: Canary in the Coalmine
March 19, 3 pm - Panel Discussion: Disability + Curating
Curated by Sigrid Dahle
Artists Susan Aydan Abbott, Sandra Campbell, Yvette Cenerini and Marie LeBlanc artfully bear witness to environmental failures. All four artists celebrate the creative resilience and adaptability of all living things. The question remains: what’s in it for the canary?

Neechi Commons, 865 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3W 3N9

March 5, 12 PM
Brain Storm with Kevin Chief (NDP Candidate - Point Douglas)
We will ask him what he has been up to the last 4 years and what his platform planks are!
Debut of the MB Election SPEED ROUNDS- Each election season we invite candidates to share their responses to 15-20 topics we present, record and share with the world.
March 12, 12 PM
Brain Storm with Althea Guiboche (Liberal Candidate - Point Douglas)
That's right the Bannock Lady is running to be our next MLA!
Ask her what her favourite platform planks are and why she is running!

March 5, 5 PM - 10 PM
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9
Tickets $20 adult / $15 / child

7th Annual Spay-Ghetti Dinner for Craig Street Cats
A great evening of spayghetti with no balls, entertainment, silent auction and lots of fun!
Special Guests Margot Harding and friends, performing Italian classics!

March 5, 5 PM - 8 PM
Reign Nightclub, 1792 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2G2
Adult Cost $20.00 includes your pasta dinner and drink / Children under 12 is $10.00 
Rescue Siamese and Stray Cat Rescue is celebrating 20 years and Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue is celebrating 10 years! 
Pasta dinner and a drink. Silent auction! Great food! Fun times and supporting 2 rescues! 
To donate prizes please email Rescue Siamese or Hull's Haven

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

March 5, Doors 8 pm / Show 9 PM - 11:45 PM

Texas’ own Randy McAllister is a premier singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist.
McAllister has released 10 critically praised albums beginning with  “Diggin’ for Sofa Change”, followed by “Grease, Grit, Dirt and Spit”, “Double Rectified Bust Head”, 2002 GRAMMY NOMINEE “Givers and Takers”, “Temporary Fixes” and A “Little Left of Center”. His Compilation CD, “Flying High While Staying Low Down” was released in 2006, “Dope Slap Soup” in 2007, “Dope Slap Soup” in 2008. “Ain’t Like the Movies” in 2009 and “Be Like Water” in 2011.

March 6, Doors open 6 PM, 7 - 10 PM

We bring you the cult classic Thelma and Louise, to celebrate International Woman’s Day.

Come out and enjoy our board game lounge, accompanied by gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and drink specials!

Michael Green and Jordan Welwood will host the pre show with commentary on the movie, sketches and games with the audience.

March 5, April 2, 16 and 30, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0A6

Kids Fun and Games with Gabi Kneller!
Enjoy Shabbat friendly crafts, games, activities, music and singing.
These dates coincide with Yoga with a Jewish Twist.

March 5, 6 PM
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3

Circle Of Love Gala   
Ken Davis is coming for a night of hilarious comedy in support of Siloam Mission. 
Bring your family and grab a neighbour or friend who needs to laugh!
Our extraordinary Emcees: The Wiebes
The Grand Prize Draws Include an all-inclusive trip for 2 adults to beautiful Cancun! 

Ken Davis is a best-selling author, a frequent radio and television guest and a very funny guy. Ken serves up life changing truth in a feast of laughter and poignant wisdom. As president of Dynamic Communications International, he teaches speaking skills to ministry professionals and corporate executives. Ken’s daily radio program, Lighten Up!, is broadcast on over 1,800 stations worldwide and spotlights his gift as a storyteller and comedian.

March 5, 10 PM - 5 AM
The Planit Restaurant & Lounge, 285 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$10 Cover. 18+ ID Required

URBNTEK Vol. 2 "Techno & Tech House Showcase Event"
URBNTEK showcases the top local DJ's/Artists in their specific genres. 
Each show has exceptional sound, bass and lighting. 
Retro Sci-Fi is our theme so come out dressed to impress with your best outfits (not required).

The Jeeves 10 pm - 11 pm
Qube 11 pm - 12 am
Jerm The Worm 12 am - 1 am
Jereme Oliver 1 am - 2 am
Alexander Krygsveld 2 am - 3 am
DTrain 3 am - 4 am
Farrison Hord 4 am - 5 am

March 5 and 6
Dragon Arts Collective, 3C - 91 Albert Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G5
Tickets for the cohort, or as a drop-in by contacting Darci or 204-293-3869

Advanced Expressive Arts Workshop: Self Care Through the Arts
Joy guru Christine Ciona is a practiced abundant living guide. 
Drop-in or register as part of a year long immersion in EAT.  Combine with Introduction to Expressive Arts and Practicum Skills for a 15 credit hour Post-Bach specialization in Expressive Arts in Education at the University of Winnipeg.  

February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wishing You a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Life is never measured 
by the years you have lived,
but by the love you have shared and
the people whose hearts you have touched.
Wishing you a day filled with 
all you hold dear…

February 11, 2016

UMNATV Winter Colloquium 2016 l Rising Up l Cafeteria Art Project l Wine Tasting l Shandi Strong l BTPRSM Reunion Party l Mass Deadening l Governor General's Literary Awards Gala l ACI Workshops l Belle Plaine l Gary Foidart

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 

February 24, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Tier Building - Tier 307
"Indigenous Elders Land-Based Health Education"
UMNATV Winter Colloquium 2016 - Dr. Alannah Young Leon

Leon teaches Indigenous Inquiry and Methodology. She is also a post doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and is Anishnabe Midekway and Nehiy/naw Cree from Treaty one and Treaty five territories.
March 2, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Tier Building - Tier 307
"Prairie Indigenous Leaders Touring Central Canada, 1886"
UMNATV Winter 2016 Colloquium - Dr. Donald Smith

In 1886 Rev. John McDougall accompanied Cree chiefs Pakan and Samson, and the Stoney Jonas Goodstoney to Ontario and to Montreal. The trip came as a reward for their loyalty. The newspaper coverage of these 1886 visits provides surprising insights about the interests of these First Nations people the year after the Riel Resistance of 1885. 
March 4 - March 5, Administration Building
This is a free event, open to all. Please register 

Rising Up: A Graduate Student Conference on International Compact, Knowledge, and Research in Indigenous Studies. Graduate students across all disciplines will gather to present their research on international compact. It is a new era of Indigenous scholarship.

University of Winnipeg, Gallery 1C03, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9
Please email Lisa by February 24 to confirm your participation

Cafeteria Art Project - March 2, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Artists Elvira Finnigan and Lisa Wood want you to be part of their next art work. 
Come and enjoy a free lunch in a temporary dining room at The Gallery 1C03. 
The event will be photographed with multiple time-lapse cameras for an ongoing exhibition. 
No acting or special skills required! 
We will provide you with a $20 gift card for Diversity Foods for your "free lunch".
You will then bring your lunch to the gallery to eat. 

Lisa and Elvira will create artworks based on the time-lapse photos and the remains. This exhibition will be constantly evolving and on display from March 3 - April 9.


Feb. 24, 7 - 10 pm
Sip and Savour Wine Tasting
in support of 
785 Keewatin Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba   
ph: (204) 938-5900 Fax: (204) 938-5994

An amazing fundraiser for The Community Food Centre and HANS KAI! 
Chef Grant from the CFC has shared his menu for the night paired with the wines courtesy of Fine Wines Manitoba and dessert courtesy of Frescolio! 
Entertainment as well.
It is a wine tasting and food pairing evening with amazing silent auction Prizes (including Chef's table prize worth $800) and a prize basket. 
The event is in a private home in Tuxedo. You get the address when you purchase tickets!

February 25, 8 PM - 11 PM
Rumor's Comedy Club
190-2025 Corydon, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 0N5
Tickets are $20, available from any of the hosts

A Funny Fundraiser in support of Shandi Strong, MB Liberal Candidate for Wolseley!
Come out and enjoy a fun filled night of laughs, featuring two of Winnipeg's best comedians: Ben Walker and Lara Rae!
All proceeds support the Manitoba Liberal Party! 
Silent auction - prizes such as passes for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival!

February 28, 2 PM - 4:30 PM
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1P7
$5/family and all socialized dogs are welcome to attend.

BTPRSM 7th Annual Reunion Party & Playgroup
Meet some of the dogs who have found their forever homes in the past seven years.
Refreshments for the humans, 50/50 draws and more doggy fun than you can wag a tail at!
All monies raised support the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba.

February 28, 9 PM
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
Bring $8 for the touring band

WAKE presenting their third full length "Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow”.
SKUNK will be blasting Scandi-crust. Upcoming split with GEIGER COUNTER. 
CRATERFACE will be wearing masks of raw hatred. 

February 29, 7:30 PM
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1
Tickets are $12 ($10 for seniors and students).

2016 Annual Governor General's Literary Awards Gala
We are excited to welcome Dr. Mark Winston, recent winner of a nonfiction Governor General's Literary Award for Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, and artist Aganetha Dyck. 
McNally Robinson will be on hand to sell books. 
A reception with a cash bar and refreshments. 

ACI Manitoba Inc., 300 - 245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S6

February 27, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Please contact Lindsey at 204-927-2787 or email 
Creative Entrepreneurship: Putting Your Arts Degree to Work
ACI’s symposium will give you tips and inspiration to move confidently from student life into the real world, with a day of engaging presentations and panel discussions by movers and shakers in the arts community.
March 7 - March 8
Please email Kate 
Art of Managing Your Career for Indigenous Artists: Train the Trainer Workshop
Self-employed indigenous artists will learn business skills.
Free for members and open to Indigenous artists and professionals with at least 5 years artistic, business or community experience. Requirements include:
• experience facilitating groups and/or coordinating programs
• oral and written communication skills
• connection to Indigenous community organizations, groups and/or communities
• connections to rural and/or Northern communities in Manitoba 

March 3, Doors 7 / Show 8  PM - 11 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$20 Door / Advance $15 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader and online

Belle Plaine on tour supporting her new live album, The Unrequited Love. Plaine’s distinctive sound draws from her musical background: twelve years of classical vocal training, jazz and contemporary music study at Grant MacEwan College, and a history of live performance.

Joining her will be local alt-country troubadour Kevin Roy.

March 4 - 7
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1
The Roseisle Collection Art Exhibit
A collection of wood burl sculptures by local Métis artist, Gary Foidart.

March 4, 7-10 pm Opening Gala / artist piece will be drawn as door prize