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)

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