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March 25, 2016

McNally Robinson: April Music & Events l Comedy Festival l Celebrating Caregivers l Beauty & Expo l Election Forums / Debate l Gem & Mineral Show l Yuri's Night l MS Fundraiser l Film Festival l Outside Joke & Shakespeare In The Ruins

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

Saturday April 2, 8:00 pm
New Celtic Fusion

Raine Hamilton
Friday April 8, 8:00 pm

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday April 9, 8:00 pm

Andrew Frohlich Trio
Friday April 15, 8:00 pm

The Burton Trio
Saturday April 16, 8:00 pm

Grace Hrabi Trio
Friday April 22, 8:00 pm

Saturday April 23, 8:00 pm

Brian Chipney Trio
Friday April 29, 8:00 pm
Mainstream Jazz

Doug G. Biggs
Saturday April 30, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Blues/Jazz/Folk

April 5, 7:00 pm
At Bay Press  Launch of Dreams and Nightmares: At Bay Press Fiction Annual
Contributors attending will be Scott A. Ford, M C Joudrey, Michael Joyal, and Van Kunder. Editor Alana Brooker will also be present. There will be a Q and A, interview style. 
April 6, 7:00 pm
A Conversation About Palliative Care
The evening will be moderated by Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov OC, OM, Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Director of the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, CancerCare Manitoba. RSVP to or 204-474-9071 by April 4
April 6, 7:00 pm
ChiSeries Winnipeg  Featuring readings from Sierra Dean, Melinda Friesen, and Clare C. Marshall. Hosted by Chadwick Ginther. Learn more at
April 8, 7:00 pm
Colleen Nelson  Launch of Finding Hope hosted by Joanne Kelly
Nelson is an award-winning YA author whose previous books include The Fall and Tori by Design, both of which won the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award from the Manitoba Book Awards. 
April 12, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Micah White, in conversation and signing The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution. Micah White is the award-winning activist who co-created Occupy Wall Street, a global social movement, while an editor of Adbusters magazine.
His website is
April 14, 7:00 pm
Dennis Cooley  Launch of departures
Cooley has written extensively on Canadian literature, published 20 books of poetry, and edited numerous others.
April 18, 7:00 pm
Miles Macdonell Collegiate  Launch of their literary arts magazine Pulse
April 20, 7:00 pm
Keith Cadieux & Dustin Geeraert (Eds.)  Launch of The Shadow Over Portage and Main
With preface by Jonathan Ball, afterword by David Annandale and contributions from John Stintzi, Brock Peters, Elin Thordarson, Keith Cadieux, Joanna Graham, Géza A.G. Reilly, Richard Crow, Kristina Koblun, Eric Bradshaw, Zacharie Montreuil, Daria Patrie, Josh Moore, Jeremy Strong, David Annandale and Dustin Geeraert.
April 21, 7:00 pm
George Amabile  Launch of Martial Music
Amabile’s eleventh book and newest collection of poetry explores the relationships between civilization, technology, empire and human violence, destruction of the environment, PTSD, and other characteristics of what we call “world events.”
April 23, 7:00 pm
Christine Penner Polle  Launch of Unfreeze Yourself: Five ways to take action NOW on climate change for the sake of your family, your health, and the planet.
Visit her website at
April 24, 2:00 pm
Carolyn Gray  Launch of Dean Gunnarson: The Making of an Escape Artist
Gray is a Winnipeg theatre artist, puppeteer, playwright, creative writing instructor, and winner of the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising New Writer and the Manitoba Day Award. 
April 26, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club - The choice for April 2016 is Akhil Sharma’s Family Life, the heart-wrenching and darkly funny story of a boy torn between duty and his own survival. Get in touch with John by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
April 26, 7:30 pm
Lucie Horsch  Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat
Eurovision Young Musicians Recorder sensation Lucie Horsch sits down with Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Music Director Anne Manson to discuss Wednesday’s MCO concert.
April 28, 7:00 pm
Posthumous launch of Wayne Tefs’ Dead Man on a Bike
April 30, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
International TableTop Day  We’ll be hosting multiple gaming tables right inside the bookstore. You’re invited to drop in at any time and to stay for as long as you’d like. The event is entirely free and there’s no need to register. We’ll have games to play, and you’re encouraged to bring your own.
April 30, 2:00 pm
Authors for Indies Group Reading - a day when authors show their appreciation for Canadian independent bookstores. 
April 30, 7:00 pm
Fort Richmond Collegiate  Launching the sixth edition of their creative arts magazine The Scribbler
Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Spring Literary Series:

April 1, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Gail Bowen, in conversation with Catherine Hunter and signing What’s Left Behind, the latest novel in the Joanne Kilbourn Shreve series.
April 22, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Bif Naked, in conversation & signing I Bificus: A Memoir


April 3 - 10
Winnipeg Comedy Festival

April 5 at 8 PM, $5
Jekyll and Hyde's Freehouse,
437 Stradbrook Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba 3L0k9

Women's Open Mic WCF Edition - 18+ only (no minors)
Comedy from the Top female up-and-comers from Jekyll & Hyde's monthly open mic.
Hosted by: Dana Smith
Autumn Crossman, Carole Cunningham, Ashley Burdett, Lauren Cochrane,
Meghan Riley, Melanie Dahling, Jane Testar, Heather Witherden, Cara Lytwyn,
Angie StMars, Cathy Herbert, Vennessa McRae, Marci Janss 
April 8 at 7:30 PM
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3

Neighbourhoods at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Winnipeg Comedy Festival shines a comedic light on Winnipeg's storied neighbourhoods. We have selected comics, actors and storytellers to highlight their own neighbourhoods, and take you on a hilarious tour of the city without leaving your seat. 
Hosted by: Bill Richardson
Deb Patterson, Ellen Peterson, Paul Rabliauskas, Rory Tracey,
Dan Verville, Lee White, Jeremy Williamez, The 28th Minute

among the many events:
WCF The Upper Deck, Mon Apr 4 at The King's Head Pub
The Winnipeg Show, Wed Apr 6 at Gas Station Arts Centre
The ALT Comedy Show, Thu Apr 7 at Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Sketch Comedy Revue, Thu Apr 7 at Gas Station Arts Centre
BLT Comedy Show, Sat Apr 9 at Gas Station Arts Centre
The No Bro Show 3, Sat Apr 9 at Gas Station Arts Centre

Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9

April 4 - Doors open at 6:00 p.m. / 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Register - This free evening event is designed for YOU, the family caregiver.
In celebration of Manitoba's Caregiver Recognition Day, Comforts of Home - Care Inc invites you to "Celebrating Family Caregivers! To Your Health”.

Featuring award-winning speaker, author, and radio host Stephanie Staples presents...Your Life, Unlimited; best-selling author and Wellness Chiropractor Dr. Ryan Greschuk; Amazing Race Canada winner Tim Hague Sr.; author and certified Laughter Yoga Instructor Rolande Kirouac; and local singer-songwriter Ila Barker.
With refreshments, door prize, silent auction and the Hugs for Health booth!
Come take a break, share a laugh, be entertained, and enjoy great music with us. 
We look forward to seeing you there!
All proceeds to benefit Parkinson Canada. 
April 10 at 11 AM - 4 PM
FREE entrance, FREE parking & wheel chair accessible 

Mother's Day Beauty & Expo
Treat your favourite lady to an afternoon full of pampering and shopping! 
Beauty and gift experts will help you find that perfect gift for MOM ❤️
A special guest appearance from Snow White between 12-1 for free photo ops and balloon creations (while supplies last). 
Many vendors will be there, including Scentsy, Rollan Temporosa Photography, Steeped Tea, Avon, Erwin Crescini Photography, Riverside Tarot and Tupperware.

All Candidates Provincial Election General Forums / Dinner & Debate
Find out who is running in your riding, hear their platforms, and ask them questions about the issues that matter to you.
Community safety, housing, youth and employment are important concerns. West End community partners Spence Neighbourhood Association, John Howard Society and Daniel McIntyre St Matthews Community Association have come together to organize two election forums to discuss these important issues. 
The General Forums will consist of a panel discussion answering questions about housing, safety, employment and youth including representatives from each Political Party and 3 agency/community representatives, with a question and answer period to follow.

Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited -arrive early!

Wolseley Candidates
April 7 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Orioles Community Club, 444 Burnell st, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Child-minding is available by contacting or call 204-774-7005.
Minto Candidates
April 12 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Magnus Eliason Rec Centre, 430 Langside Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Child-minding is available contacting
Burrows Dinner & Debate
April 12 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Norwest Co-op Community Food Centre, 103-61 Tyndall Avenue
Join us for a free community meal and meet the provincial election candidates from the Burrows riding.
Find out what candidates have to say about issues in your community.
Childcare available on request. Enter to win a door prize!
Please RSVP to Adriana at (204)795-5921 or

April 7 – April 10, 10 AM to 5 PM
1415 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C3B2

Silver Cove is proud to provide Winnipeg with what they have been asking and begging us for... An amazing Gem and Mineral Show!

We are Canada's Largest Gem & Mineral Company, and offering the largest shows of their kind across British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, and now building the first for Manitoba to enjoy! 
We can't wait to show you a taste of our incredible selection, and fantastic prices on stones from around the world! 

April 12 at 7 PM
The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2

Yuri’s Night celebrates the first humans spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin on April 12th, 1961. 
We’ll have space programming and rocket science in the Science Gallery, along with a cash bar and space-themed costume contest. 
In the Planetarium, dance to the music of The Shake, DJ Shael, and DJ MIke B, 
with alld-ome visuals by PIxel Pusher and Toxic Prophecy. 

April 13, Doors 7 PM / Show 8 PM - 11 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $10

BROWNCOATS UNITE - For a Screening of Serenity
A Fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis Walk 2016
Join ‘Lisas Goof Troop’ in the Fight against M.S.
Whedonverse Costume Contest, Prizes and MUCH MORE

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

Hosted by Wilderness Supply, Rapid Media's Reel Paddling Film Festival showcases the world's best paddling films to audiences around the world. The festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.

Rapid Media also publishes four leading paddle sports magazines: Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots and Kayak Angler magazines. Your ticket to a Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour stop includes a free one-year digital edition subscription to one of the above magazines. Special offer details are in your evening program.
Apr 16, 2016 8:00 PM 
Tickets $15 / $12 for students, arts workers

Outside Joke is teaming up with Shakespeare In The Ruins for a very exciting, first-time collaboration, pairing the classic and heavily structured works of William Shakespeare with the young and spontaneous form of improvisation. 
Weaving together scenes and soliloquies from Shakespeare’s classics, singing songs created from the text – something Shakespeare in the Ruins is known for – concluding with an improvised musical using well-loved tropes of the Bard to shape our story. 

Outside Joke is a six member company from Winnipeg, Manitoba who perform a completely improvised musical. "One suggestion, one story - with harmonies!" (Kelly Stifora, CBC)

March 19, 2016

Election Debate l Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Events l ACI: Management Masterclass l Forum Art Centre Workshops & Papers Show l Art Documentation l Gem & Mineral Show l Naomi Klein l Craft Social l Pop Culture Expo

March 23 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Gordon Bell High School, 3 Borrowman Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Manitoba Election Debate on Poverty and Social Policy
We have invited all party leaders to our KNOW Poverty Debate. 
If your organization would like to help, please contact 
This election, let's put poverty on the agenda!   

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
1650 - One Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0X3 Canada    email

March 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Muriel Richardson Auditorium, Winnipeg Art Gallery 
$10 at the door (no admission during an audition)
The semi-final auditions 
April 22, 2016, 7:30 pm at Jubilee Place Auditorium
Final Competition Concert with the WSO and the Award Ceremony 
$30 - McNally Robinson, WSO box office, at the door. Students with ID $5, at door only
The three finalists will appear in performance with the WSO
April 1 & 2 at Centennial Concert Hall / April 3 at Westman Auditorium in Brandon.
Louis Schwizgebel play Beethoven's Piano concerto No 1 I Allegro Cadence
April 7
With a Little Help From our Friends 
gala in benefit of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. 
A tribute to the 1960s in honour of the Air Canada Pops concert Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Dinner, dancing, fabulous live and silent auction prizes, and, of course, incredible live music by the full WSO. 
For info and to purchase your ticket, visit  
April 8-10
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Andy Maize, Craig Northey, Steven Page, and Glen Phillips with the Art of Time Ensemble lead the WSO in a reimagining of The Beatles' ground-breaking album.
Terri Clark brings her distinctive voice to the WSO - Girls Lie Too
April 13 at the Berney Theatre
The Rady JCC celebrates Barbra Streisand’s achievements through a rarely seen documentary I Remember Barbra, plus her first film Funny Girl. Also, a look back at her first and only Winnipeg appearance. For tickets call (204) 477-7510 or visit 
Don't miss the opening night with Joshua Bell performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.
Book before April 16 to be entered to win a pair of Air Canada tickets to anywhere in North America. 
Book your subscription before the Early Bird Deadline on May 21 to save up to 45%! 
April 17, 10:30 am at the Delta Hotel, 350 St. Mary Avenue
The Women's Committee of the WSO’s fundraising brunch
Tickets $65 (partial tax receipt) at the Music Stand at WSO concerts 
or email Shirley Loewen or call 204-269-1912.

Celebrate the spirit of feminist, politician, author, and social activist Nellie McClung.  
Entertainment, silent auction and door prize. 
April 19 at Westminster United Church
Les Violons du Roy is one of the world's top ensembles specializing in Baroque and Classical repertoire. Les Violons visit with an exciting Mozart-themed program featuring pianist Alexandre Tharaud.
May 7-15 
Alex More is shopkeeper in Barbra Streisand's underground mall on her private Malibu estate. Alex spends most of his days alone, surrounded by the megastar's antique collection. But when "Babs" drops in for a visit one day, Alex's life is changed forever. Buyer & Cellar is a sophisticated comedy that offers an unconventional glimpse into her life.

April 7-8, 10 am-4:30 pm
ACI Manitoba, 4th Floor classroom – 245 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S6
Tickets   Early Bird Deadline is March 22 – $375 ACI member/ $500 non-member
Registration Deadline is April 5 – $400 ACI member/ $533.33 non-member
$225 to attend for 1 day only
For more info and registration phone 204-927-2787, email, or visit / Leaflet

Festival and Event Management Masterclass - designed to inform and inspire anyone involved in the business of creating, managing and developing festivals and events. It includes sessions on key tasks and challenges for festival organizers such as Marketing, Press, Programming, Evaluation, Sponsorship and Fundraising.

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

March 31 Teen Art Day Spring Camp, Game Design for Teens, Kid’s Art Day Spring Camp, Doll Making, Silk Painting and Silk Dyeing. 

April 28 10:00-2:00 pm / April 30 4:00-7:00 pm 
Reserve your spot on April 28th or 30th by emailing Danielle
a collaborative art event to create paper works! 
It is free to create work during the drop in.
Please bring any material donations you could contribute.

May 5 4:00 pm Last day to drop off artwork
May 7 4:00-9:00 pm / May 8 12:00-4:00 pm 
Drop in and create paper works. 
See what amazing small art you can buy from a Manitoba artist.  
Celebrate all things paper with us!
Art Cards, Watercolours, Bookmarks, Prints, Postcards, and more.
All Handmade / All Local Works by Manitoba Artists / All Paper

April 7 - April 9
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4

Visual Artists-Art Documentation Special!
Artists please drop off your art between 12-5pm to be documented, $17 a piece (paid upfront), please bring a USB stick. High-Res. images for website/prints/facebook. 
Pick up will be April 12, 12-8 pm

April 7 - April 10
Winnipeg Gem & Mineral Show, 1415 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C3B2

Silver Cove is proud to provide Winnipeg with an amazing Gem and Mineral Show!
We are Canada's largest Gem & Mineral Company, and offer an incredible selection of shows. We can't wait to bring you our incredible selection of stones from around the world!

April 8, Doors: 6:30 pm Start: 7:00 pm
Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street Wheelchair accessibility available 

Tickets General $30 / Student $20 (at U of W InfoBooth, U of M Answers) 
CCPA MB Supporter post-event reception with Ms. Klein $100, includes admission to talk
A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Treaty 3 Women's Group.

Naomi Klein will speak about her bestselling book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate (2014). Klein argues that corporate power needs to be reined in, local economies rebuilt, and democracy reclaimed.
Author of No Logo (1999) and The Shock Doctrine (2007), Ms. Klein is also an award-winning journalist and accomplished filmmaker. Ms. Klein has launched the Leap Manifesto during the Toronto International Film Festival debut of This Changes Everything and is a member of the board of directors of

Clayton Thomas-Muller will introduce Naomi Klein. He is an activist for Indigenous self-determination and environmental justice from Mathais Colomb Cree Nation (Pukatawagan) in Northern Manitoba. He works with, a global grassroots movement to address the climate crisis. 

The event is hosted by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba office. 
Q & A and book signing to follow talk

April 9, 5:30 Meet and Greet and (optional) dinner 
           6:30 HAAM meeting / 7:00 Guest Speaker
Canad Inns - Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 3P7

Vicki Burns, director at the Save Lake Winnipeg Project, will talk to us about environmental concerns regarding the lake, particularly in relation to blue-green algae.
This meeting is a must for everyone concerned about our lakes. 
Everyone Welcome!

April 9 at 7 PM
Bord Aire Community Centre, 471 Hampton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Manitoba Craft Social
The Manitoba Craft Council and the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library are announcing their partnership on developing a new hub for Craft in Manitoba. 
Get your Craft on for an evening of fun activity booths, a craft auction, music, food, and dancing – the perfect way to celebrate and support Craft in our province. Funds raised will help with the renovation of space for the new Craft hub. 

April 9 – April 10
Apr 9 at 10 AM to Apr 10 at 5 PM
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
One-day passes $10 / whole weekend $18! Ticketmaster
Ages 5 and under are completely FREE!

C4's Winnipeg Pop Culture Expo
Comics and collectibles and anime, OH MY!
Had a C4 Annual Pass at Central Canada Comic Con? Get in for FREE! 
Show your Annual Pass card at the door! 

March 18, 2016

Kitten Shower l Hospital Hallway l Home & Garden l Healthy Eating l Underground Films l Open House l Art Exhibition l Wpg. Model Railroad Club's Show l Stepping Stone l Hockey l ACI Events l The Zolas l Intronaut

Virtual Kitten Baby Shower
to Mar 28 at 9 PM
Craig Street Cats, 16-1421 St. James St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0Y9

Kitten Season is upon us. It's time to stock the shelves so we can feed all the bottle babies and orphans that will be counting on us. Please help by sending items from our bottle baby wish list. 

The babies will also need canned cat food. Friskies chicken or turkey and giblets pate flavours are best.
If you prefer to donate money, please visit 
Thank you for your generosity -- you are saving lives.

March 30, March 31 and April 1, 8 pm
Plug In, Unit 1 - 460 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0E8
Spaces must be reserved by calling during gallery hours: 1 (204) 942-1043 or email 

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present Hospital Hallway, a performance by award-winning, Winnipeg-based artist Sarah Anne Johnson. 

Hospital Hallway is a continuation of themes explored in Johnson’s immersive installation House on Fire and performance Dancing with The Doctor, drawing on her grandmother’s experience as an unwitting participant in the infamous MK-ULTRA mind-controlling drug experiments of the 1950s ultimately linked to the CIA.
The artist has designed an elaborate enclosed set that positions audiences above her, circling the stage like theatre-in-the-round. Johnson takes the role of her grandmother as a patient pushed into a nightmarish ‘treatment’. 
Hospital Hallway encompasses a larger video and installation project.

April 1 - April 3
Friday 12 pm - 9 pm, Saturday 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
Tickets Available

Winnipeg Home and Garden Show
Innovative products and hundreds of experts all under one roof!

NorWest Co-op Community Health, 785 Keewatin Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba 

Our April Healthy Eating Class schedule is ready!
Healthy Eating Class, April 5 - 2 - 4 pm, Room 118
Heart Health / Cholesterol Class, April 20 - 10 am-noon Room 104
Nutrition and Diabetes Class, April 21, 6 - 8 pm, Room 103
Please call 204-938-5900 to register

April 1 at 8 PM
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Suggested donation of $10

In support of the annual Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, OCC is proud to announce upcoming screenings every Friday in April!
The series kicks off on April 1st for First Fridays in the Exchange District with the Manitoba premiere of Aaron Zeghers' 5-projector expanded cinema doc Holland, Man. Also performing will be Scott Fitzpatrick with his film-turned-music performance Second Star. 
This program rounds out with an compilation of 'The Best of WUFF' 2013-2015, including some local favourites still to be announced !

April 1, 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Half Pints Brewing Company, 550 Roseberry St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0T1
Free Admission!

Spring Open House 2016
Time to be refreshed for spring! Join Arbonne, Stella & Dot, SweetLegs, 
and Thistle & Bee Botanicals for all of your new season needs! 
There will be prizes, refreshments, and more! 
Gather your girlfriends for a great night out!

April 1 - April 12
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
Opening Reception & First Friday, April 1: 7-10 pm
Hours: Tues to Fri, 12-6 pm; Sat 12-5 pm
Exhibition closes: April 12, 6 pm

Plan D: Art Exhibition & Sale, Members of cre8ery
Featuring: Jordan Miller, Sari Habiliuk, Dave Swiecicki, Sarah Neville, Steve Jorgenson, Bernard Ferguson, Yvette Hawkes, Darlene Drewniak, Noella Hanan, Kristi-Marie Chech, Sonya Joyal, Robert Coulter, Michael Joyal, Dan Hawksworth, Cindy Garrioch, Lynda Gilchuk, Jo Holmes and Marilyn Folson

April 2 and 3 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Charleswood Legion Hall, 6003 Roblin Boulevard 
Admission by donation / wheelchair accessible

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's  
Annual Open House / Model & Photo Contest Display 
Proceeds to support St. Amant Centre
Snacks and drinks available
There will be operating layouts, including 
The NMRA's #1 Northern Division's Free - mo HO modular group
The Man with the 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!

The library will be selling magazines at a quarter each!!
They will also be selling train books!!!

Learn more about The WMRC through its blog, published by Paul Ullrich. 

St. Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism.  We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to support individuals and their families.

April 2, DOORS 9 PM / BANDS 9:30
The Knndy, 330 Kennedy st, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3A4

STEPPING STONE - The show they played here in January was nuts!
FAILED STATES - One of the longest running and best hardcore bands in Western Canada. 
WITHDRAWAL - Everyone's favourite local Holy Terrorists. 
ILL FATED - Straight Edge jocks. You know the drill. 
USURPER - The SURP. Enough said. 

Apr 2 at 12 PM to Apr 3 at 9 PM
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

Rogers Hometown Hockey - WINNIPEG, MB
Our weekend outdoor hockey festival will be packed with activities for all ages! Join us for a full weekend of free activities, live music, a chance to meet NHL Alumni, and much more. 
The entire festival will culminate with Ron MacLean hosting the broadcast of the Minnesota Wild vs Winnipeg Jets game from our Sportsnet Mobile Studio on Sunday night.

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

April Fools First Fridays
April 1 at 5 PM - 9 PM

First Fridays: Foolish Story Lab: NOTHING BUT FOOLISH
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sharing Circle, 400-245 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg

Celebrate the art of storytelling with the Manitoba Storytelling Guild. A circle of storytellers will share foolish stories. The audience is welcome to come and go throughout the evening. If you would like to tell a story contact Sandra.
The Manitoba Storytelling Guild supports and promotes the art of oral storytelling throughout Manitoba. For more info visit.
First Fridays THROB OFF!  Game & Photo Exhibit + Character performances
Time: 5-9pm
Large classroom, 400-245 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg

Throb Off!, created by Sarah London and Solmund MacPherson, is a satirical take on the hit 80s board game Heartthrob. It was created for Rowan Sparling’s 18th birthday, and was a smash hit. It was revitalized when the character portraits featured in the game caught Thomas Sparling’s eye, prompting the proposal of a photo show. 
That idea grew until it became what it is today, with select portraits taken by Solmund MacPherson being put on display alongside performances by some of the beautiful people featured in the game, copies of which will also be available to play or purchase. 
Dress up in your finest 80s attire and be prepared to have a good time. 
See the photos, meet the characters, and play the game.
April 2, 1 PM - 4 PM
Aceartinc., 290 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets - Free to ACI and ace members, $20 to non members
Contact aceartinc. at 204-944-9763 to register.

ACI Manitoba and aceartinc. present: Basic Tech Workshop / Instructor: Alison Davis
Interested in learning more about a/v tech for your own events? Learn how to:
• Connect a projector to a MAC laptop, PC laptop, and DVD player using RCA, HDMI, and VGA with the necessary adapters and cables (and learn what those cables are).
• Set up an audio system (2 speakers, a mixer, an amp, a microphone, an MP3 player)
• Connect the projector to the audio system.

April 2, Doors 7 / Show 8 PM - 11:30 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $20 in advance at The Park Theatre, Music Trader and online 

We’ve had the pleasure of having The Zolas in the room a couple times before, and it’s always a great time. Joining them will be Toronto's Fast Romantics. 

Anyone who caught on to the slow-burn success of 2012’s desolately hook-laden Ancient Mars could sense that something in The Zolas was threatening to bubble over.
Original members Tom Dobrzanski and Zach Gray have been joined by another longtime duo Cody Hiles and DJ Abell and this is the first album they’ve completely self-produced. The band dove headlong into vibrant, experimental pop, stirring modern production into the influences that surrounded them as kids growing up in the ‘90s.

April 5 at 7 PM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
Tickets available at Music Trader and online 

Ninjacat Productions and The Good Will Social Club present

March 12, 2016

Holy Week l The Perpetrators l Jordan Klassen l Counterparts l The Real McKenzies l Electric Six l French courses l PLATFORM Members' Exhibition l Pow Wow l Latin Night l CaRaVaN & Trampoline l Belinda Blair-Nicholson

St. Philip’s Anglican Church
240 Avenue Taché, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 1Z7
Phone: (204) 237-3650

Holy Week Schedule:
March 20, 11:00 am  Palm/Passion Sunday Service.
There will be no Eucharist.
March 24, 6:00 pm  Maundy Thursday. St. Philip’s will be joining with St. Mark’s and St. Mary Magdalene for a symbolic Seder Supper at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 3 St. Vital Road.
Rev. Donald will perform as father in the Seder Supper. 
March 25, 11 am Good Friday Service
March 27, 11 am Easter Morning Eucharist.
Alleluia, Christ is Risen! All are welcome to join us.

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

March 24, Doors 8 / Show 9 PM - 11:35 PM
$15 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader, and online

The Perpetrators with guests Mulvey Street Maniacs.
The Perpetrators' front-man Jay Nowicki is rated one of Canada’s tastiest guitar players. Together with the “meat-and-mashed-potatoes” rhythm section of Emmet VanEtten & John Scoles (or sometimes founding member Ryan Menard) they deliver a tight, raw and intense blues experience.
March 27, 8 PM - 11 PM

Javelin’s ten songs, among the most confidently and imaginatively arranged Jordan Klassen has ever recorded, engage the past, reassess recollections and impressions, turn failures not into successes but lessons for the future. Klassen’s vocals remain calm, perhaps even contented, as he delivers the chorus like a fanfare.
March 29, Doors 7:15 / Show 7:30 PM - 11:10 PM
$18.50 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader, and online  

Counterparts have torn the place apart opening for Comeback Kid and Terror. Joining them will be hardcore heavy hitters Expire, Gideon, Knocked Loose and locals Usurper.
A fierce hardcore band who’s won a growing audience for their relentless, technically precise attack, Counterparts were formed in Hamilton, Ontario in 2007. The guys are stronger than ever. Check out their new album, Tragedy Will Find Us.

Windsor Hotel, 187 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1Z5

March 24, Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9 PM
Tickets on sale  at
Vancouver BC's The Real McKenzies performing your favourites in an intimate setting!
with special guests from Montreal - BOIDS
March 28, 8 PM
Windsor Hotel187 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C1Z5

An intimate night of rock and roll with Detroit's ELECTRIC SIX 
with special guests Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs   

March 24, 6:30 PM
Alliance Française du Manitoba, 934 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0Y5
Best FRENCH courses for beginners in Winnipeg : REGISTER NOW!
Ever wanted to learn or improve your French? 
Our Winter 2 session is just about to start! 

We offer many options:

To learn more visit our website or call 204-477-1515 or email
A bientôt !

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

24 March - 09 April
Opening reception | 24 March - 7 PM 

PLATFORM is very excited to announce a call for submissions for our upcoming yearly members’ exhibition. 
ANYTHING WHATEVER is an opportunity for active PLATFORM members to showcase their artwork - recent or old and in any media. 
if you would like to participate, please drop by the gallery and become a member.
A yearly PLATFORM membership costs $25/$20 for student/under employed. 

- artwork can be dropped off during regular hours until 19 March 2016
- one work per artist, in any media, up the size of 24” x 36”
- artwork must be ready to hang and packaging must be labeled 
   with artist’s name and contact information

March 26
The Indian & Metis Friendship Centre of Winnipeg, IMFC
45 Robinson Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 5H5
For more information or to book a craft table contact Paul 204-925-4470

2016 Annual Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Pow Wow
Come on down! Canteen, draws, silent auction, prizes, 50/50!
Registration: 11:00 AM
Grand Entry: 12:00 PM
End: 4:00 PM

The KNNDY, 330 Kennedy st, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3A4

March 26, 10 PM
$8 cover
Bring your cha cha for our favourite dance party, Latin Night at The KNNDY!
Latin Fusion Band, and DJ GOTA will be keeping your hips moving all night! 
March 29, 7 PM
NO COVER! (a Pay What You Can jar set up for Trampoline)
CaRaVaN at The Knndy 
Anything goes at our Open Mic Night!
Spoken word, singing, stand up comedy, you name it. 
Come kick it and enjoy some local talent!
Doors and sign-up are at 7, show starts at 7:30!
This month we have the amazing Trampoline headlining, following the open mic at 9:30! 

At Trampoline’s helm is the idiosyncratic and evocative songwriting of Michelle Lecnik and the universal connection shared between herself and fellow bandmates, Rachel Letkeman, Steve Martens and Sam Deurksen. 
We also have mad deals on wings and drinks for students, and non-students of course!

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

UMNATV Winter Colloquium 2016: Belinda Blair-Nicholson
Belinda is studying the mental heuristics surrounding relationships between Native men and non-Native women. She is currently a Masters student in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba.

March 8, 2016

Shamrocks & Shenanigans l Smithfits l Duotang l Towodo l Micah Visser l Longwalkshortdock l Nap Eyes l Grass Routes l refugees l Ripperz l Perpetrators l Jordan Klassen l Counterparts l Wintersleep l Easter Pet Photos l CraftED

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

March 17, 9 PM - 2 AM
Only $5 before 11 PM

Shamrocks & Shenanigans
A Night of Nineties Hip-Hop and R&B

"Shamrock Shakes" (Irish Whiskey Sours) on special!
March 19, 9 PM
18+   Tickets at Music Trader and Ticketfly 

SMITHFITS - DJs: DJ Co-op, Scott Wade, Rob Galston
The Ripperz Nothing but Teeth - Afterparty! Half price admission to SMITHFITS with your ticket stub from The Ripperz Nothing but Teeth CD Release show at The Park Theatre!
March 24, Doors at 9 pm, Show at 10 pm 
$12 tickets at Music Trader, The Good Will and Ticketfly

DUOTANG with guests The Zorgs and DJ Rob Vilar 
Duotang will be performing a chunk of old classics and material from their new album! 
March 25, 9 PM
The first 100 tickets include admission and a free CD of TOWODO's 'The Depths'.
Send a private message to TOWODO or any band member. Tickets are $10.00.

TOWODO is releasing their debut album The Depths!
SELCI (10:00 pm) / Slow Spirit (11:00 pm) / TOWODO (12:00 pm)  
March 30, Doors at 7, show at 8
Tickets at The Good Will, Music Trader and ticket fly

After a two week long tour through Eastern Canada, Micah Visser is thrilled to be returning to a crowd of friendly faces for a homecoming performance with Finn and Okay Mann.
March 31, Doors @ 9:00 | Show @ 10:00   18+
$12 | Tickets at Music Trader, The Good Will, Ticketfly 
Longwalkshortdock essentially started the first time Dave King heard gritty electronic music in early eighties videogames. A veteran of sound design and electronic music production for well over a decade, Longwalkshortdock's music has stepped into a genre of its own. 
April 1, Doors @ 9:00 pm | Show @ 10:00 pm    18+

Nap Eyes (Halifax) / Cian Nugent (Dublin) / Surprise Party
Lanikai (Members of Imaginary Cities & Slow Spirit)

March 17, 6 PM
University of Winnipeg Convocation Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba

As part of Grass Routes Sustainaiblity Festival, The Uniter Speakers Series and the UWSA present: Water and Indigenous Women's Wisdom 
w/ speakers Freda Huson and Chickadee Richard 
Come for a discussion on sustainability of practices surrounding water in Canada.
Grass Routes is an annual, week-long celebration of ideas, skills, and creativity for a sustainable future. Through workshops, exhibits, and various lecture/dialogue events, the festival seeks to engage discussion about what sustainability means, what a sustainable world might look like, and how we might get there. 

March 18, 7 PM
The Daily Bread Cafe & Catering, 92 Dysart Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M5
Tickets $5 or by donation at the door. 

St. John's College is hosting an international coffee house to celebrate the diversity of cultures at the University of Manitoba and raise money to bring Syrian refugee students to live in our residence. 
There will be snacks, drinks, beer for purchase, and some great acts! 
Come for a fun Friday study break and support this opportunity for students through the WUSC student refugee program.

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

March 19, Doors 8 / Show 9 PM - 11:59 PM
Tckets $10 / $15 Doors  at The Park Theatre, Music Trader & online

The Ripperz release their highly anticipated new album Nothing But Teeth. To make things even better, Dangercat will be opening up the show.
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.
March 24, Doors 8 / Show 9 PM - 11:35 PM
$15 Advance at The Park Theatre, Music Trader, & online

The Perpetrators with guests Mulvey Street Maniacs. We’ve had the pleasure of having The Perps a few times in the last couple years and it’s always a wild party. 
March 27, 8 PM - 11 PM

Javelin’s ten songs, among the most confidently and imaginatively arranged Jordan Klassen has ever recorded, engage the past, reassess recollections and impressions, turn failures not into successes but lessons for the future.
March 29, Doors 7:15 / Show 7:30 PM - 11:10 PM
$18.50 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader, & online 

Counterparts have been here a couple times before, and have torn the place apart opening for Comeback Kid and Terror. Can’t wait to have them in to headline. Joining them will be hardcore heavy hitters Expire, Gideon, Knocked Loose and locals Usurper
March 31, 8 PM
 $20.50 Winnipeg Folk Festival Office (203-211 Bannatyne Ave.) or Ticketmaster

The Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Park Theatre are thrilled to bring you Wintersleep.
The Great Detachment, Wintersleep’s sixth LP, is very much an introspective work, both conceptually and thematically.

March 26, 12 PM - 4 PM
Pet Valu - Meadowood Drive. Winnipeg Mb200 Meadowood Drive

Easter Pet Photos in support of Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue and Rescue Siamese
Pet Valu Meadowood has selected Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue and Rescue Siamese to be a recipient of their PAWS program in April. 
We are kicking things off with Easter Pet Photos. 
Just $5.00 and the amazing and talented Tim Hellsten is going to be the photographer!

March 31, 7 PM
MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 0J7

CraftED :: Janet Morton
CraftED-thinking through craft, a series of artist talks interested in bringing the larger context of contemporary craft to Winnipeg.

MCC, in partnership with MAWA, is excited to bring Janet Morton to Winnipeg.
Since 1992 Morton has used knitting and sewing symbolically in her work as blatant low-tech metaphors. By using stereotypically domestic techniques and recycled materials, Morton explores issues of consumption and how “value” is assigned to objects and time investment.