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May 27, 2016

Oak Hammock: Father’s Day Fun & More l McNally Robinson: June Events l Reggae l FREE Latin Night l Winnipeg Restaurant Week l Electronic Funk Night l Bearfight l Family Fun Day l Red Barn Concert l Community Art Show

phone: (204) 467-3300 or email  

June 4 - 1 to 3 p.m. 
Wader Walk
Join an interpreter for an adventure through the marsh.
Expect to get wet and bring a change of spare clothes.
Hike may be shortened or cancelled due to weather.
Workshop fee: $10 plus admission
June 19 
Father's Day Waterbug Derby - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Equipped with a net and bucket, try to catch some bugs.
Win prizes for the highest score and most unique bugs caught.
Bring dad to the Café for a special pulled pork lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
Extra fee of $5 for non-members and $3 for members for each of the following 2 events:
Explore the marsh with Allan Webb and his horse-drawn wagon from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
A guided canoe adventure 
or rent your own canoe ($10 for 45 minutes)
June 25 - 10 a.m. to noon 
Photo Walk Workshop
Bring your camera and explore the many photogenic areas of the marsh. 
Dress for weather, workshop will be outside
Pre-registration / fee: $10 plus admission.
June 26 - be here 6:45 a.m. / 7 a.m. to noon 
Summer Bird Census
Helps determine which species of birds nest at the marsh. After the morning walk, a lunch will be served and prizes awarded.
Fee of $5 per participants plus admission.
Call us at (204) 467-3300 to register before June 22. 
July and August: Summer Camps for Kids
Cattail Camp: ages 5 to 7
Blackbird Camp: ages 8 to 10
Wetland Adventure Camp: ages 11 to 13

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

Mike Swickis
Friday June 10, 8:00 pm

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday June 11, 8:00 pm

Burton Trio
Friday June 17, 8:00 pm

Bill Hamilton
Friday June 24, 8:00 pm

Helen White Trio
Saturday June 25, 8:00 pm

Pirate Party, June 12, 9:30 am in Prairie Ink Restaurant.
You are free to pillage our kitchen and loot our bakery. We provide the grog and the entertainment along with Swashbuckling Bacon and Buccaneer Blueberry pancakes. Tickets are $23.00 per person (plus taxes and gratuity) and must be purchased in advance at Prairie Ink Restaurant or by calling 204-975-2659.
Trevor MacDonald, June 12, 2:00 pm
Launch of Where’s the Mother: Stories from a Transgender Dad.
Trevor shares his parenting experiences on his blog,
An Evening with Carmen Aguirre, June 13, 7:00 pm
In conversation with Claudia Garcia de la Huerta and signing Mexican Hooker #1: And My Other Roles Since the Revolution.
Lindy Ledohowski & Daria Salamon, June 21, 7:00 pm 
Launch of Unbound: Ukrainian Canadians Writing Home.
Bonaventure Travel and Avalon Waterways, June 21, 7:00 pm in the Community Classroom.
Miles Macdonell Collegiate, June 22, 7:00 pm in the Atrium. 
Launch of their French language literary magazine Noir et blanc.
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club, June 28, 7:00 pm
The choice for June 2016 is Susan Barker’s The Incarnations: a Beijing taxi driver whose past incarnations haunt him. Get in touch with John at 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
Larry Verstraete, June 28, 7:00 pm
Launch of Dinosaurs of the Deep: Discover Prehistoric Marine Life featuring a panel discussion hosted by Terry MacLeod of The Weekend Morning Show on CBC, a three foot fossil display, and the opportunity to win Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC) passes and digs for the whole family. 


June 17 at 8 PM - 2 AM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

Reggae In Da' Night 
Super nice time reggae jam dance party!

DJ Girl Cherise spinning sweet Top 40 dancehall hits, MC Kaitlin Fehr & dance crew VIBETRIBE. Members of RasTamils, the Peacemakers, Rockalypso, Jah Vibes, Voice of Boom, Tony Bell, Vibesman, and more.

June 17 at 6 PM - 1 AM
Old Market Square (Jazz Festival), 274 Beverley St., Winnipeg, Manitoba

The TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival presents "Latin Night" at Old Market Square with an evening of FREE, outdoor, dance-till-you-drop performances. The line-up:
6:00 PM: Trio Bembe
7:25 PM: Marco Castillo & Brazilian Beats
8:50 PM: Combo Latino
10:15 PM: Indestructable
11:40 PM: Papa Mambo

June 17 – June 24
Downtown Winnipeg

Winnipeg Restaurant Week 2016
Partner establishments are required to offer a prix fixe menu to include 3 course lunch and/or dinner options for the event.
These menus will fall in to 3 price categories: $15.00, $25.00 or $35.00. 
Dining establishments that do not usually offer 3 course meals will offer a special 15%-25% discount throughout the 7-day event or special deal options.

June 17 at 9 PM - 3 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
$10 Tickets  

Electronic Funk Night coming at you in a kaleidoscope of styles!
Featuring DJs: Nathan Zahn , Dave Rad, Chris Komus and The Shake 
Visual Artists: Toxic Prophecy and Paul

June 18 at 9 PM
The Cavern, 112 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1Y5

Escape from Echo Base -

June 18 at 11 AM - 2 PM
South Transcona Community Centre,
124 Borden Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3L7

Family Fun Day is an annual event hosted for South Transcona families featuring bouncers, games, activities for kids, a candy scramble and more!
With hamburgers and hot dogs available to purchase during the event.

June 18, Gates open at 4:00 pm, Music at 6:00 pm
Once in a Blue Moon Gardens & Emporium, 
Road 83N, RM of Rockwood, North of Stonewall, off hwy 7, R0C 0H0
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the gate 
Red Barn Concert 2016 will feature performances by Jeremy Proctor, Raine Hamilton, 
Rob Waddell and Elessar Thiessen. 
This is a Benefit concert held 15-20 minutes from the perimeter.

The event features local musicians from Winnipeg and surrounding areas, it’s on a farm with very loved and friendly animals, kids crafts, face painting, homegrown food and camping is available on site. As well as a bonfire that has always been filled with the sharing of music, new friends, and laughter to complete the evening. 

Each year we choose a local organization that is doing wonderful things for people in our community. This is our chance to help make a change in someone’s life while joining forces in music and arts to create a fun family experience that makes you want to come back for more each year. Together we can all make a change in someone’s life. This year, we are supporting C.O.R.E. Training - a program that gives our community a second chance. 

June 21, 3 - 5:30 pm
NorWest Co-op Community Health, 785 Keewatin Street, Winnipeg, MB  
For more information please call 201-938-5998

Join us for the opening of our first annual Community Art Show, showcasing pieces from local community artists. Select pieces will be available for purchase.

Norwest Annual General Meeting to follow.

May 20, 2016

Air Show l Wpg. Rowing Club l Paddlefest l Speaking Crow l Kidsfest & After Hours l You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown l Tamara Nathaniel l Ellice Street Festival l Touch-A-Truck l Outside Joke l John Ralston Saul l Keeping the Fires Burning l Indigenous Artwalk

June 4 at 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Southport Airport, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

The Manitoba Air Show 2016 is presented by Manitoba 99s, the Manitoba Chapter of an international organization of pilots and charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, inspire and promote the passion of flight.

June 4, 11:00 pm to 3:00 pm  
Winnipeg Rowing Club, 20 Lyndale Drive

Whether you’re interested in exploring a competitive sport, or just want to take up recreational rowing, find out more at the open house. Tour the facilities, check out the boats and boathouse, watch rowing demonstrations, and try dockside rowing.

Adult Learn-to-Row – Beginning in May - weekends, or over a two-week period.
Youth Learn-to-Row – Two sessions starting May 17, or June 13. Also throughout July.

Community Rowing Challenge – This eight-week program gets teams training together weekly. Training starts in June and concludes with a Championship Regatta on August 27.

June 5, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Road
Free public admission – all are welcome!

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Winnipeg Paddlefest is a celebration of paddling.
Participate in skills clinics, demos, kayak slides, and workshops.  FREE ACTIVITIES include:
Kids’ kayak slides for age 17 and under.
MEC Outdoor Games
Archery demonstration by the experts at Heartland Archery.
Drop-in sessions – dipnetting, canoe craft, bannock baking, games, archery, voyageur canoe, and atl atl (prehistoric spear throwing).
Free Canoe, Kayak and SUP on site rentals all day long.
Paddling demos, drop-in sessions and films.
A fun and friendly SUP, Kayak and Canoe race in the afternoon for all levels!

$5 charge for each clinic and workshop: 
Paddling instruction: stand-up paddleboard, kayaking, and canoeing
‘Learn to Slackline’ by MEC Winnipeg staff
Stand-up paddleboard yoga

June 7, Sign-up at 7, show at 7:15
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald Street, Wpg, MB R3C 3P5

Speaking Crow with Jennifer Still
Sign up for the open mic, or participate as an audience member. 
Performers have a strictly enforced 3 minute time limit. 
Speaking Crow is always a treat, and a free one, at that.

Kidsfest (Winnipeg International Children's Festival) 
201 - 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba

June 9 – June 12    Tickets 
The 34th Annual Kidsfest, Manitoba's largest and most popular family event, is four days of the most fantastic entertainment from all around the world including music, comedy, theatre, dance, circus & more! 
Kidsfest also offers a vast assortment of interactive workshops, activities and tons of other fun things to see and do.
June 10 at 6:30 PM - 11 PM
Tickets are $40 per person (including a $20 tax receipt)

Kidsfest After Hours V2.0, Where the Grown Ups Come Out to Play.
This is an 18+ event, hosted by Al Simmons.
Featuring performances by: 
TheStreetCircus (acrobatics and much more)
Jonathan Burns (flexible physical comedy)
H'Soa (Afro-fusion dance band)
Plus an all you can eat hot dog buffet! 
Join us for an evening of great entertainment, beverages and fun! 

June 9 – June 11
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, 400 Colony St.
(Balmoral Entrance), Winnipeg
Tickets online or from the performers

StudioWorks Young Company presents You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Revised), a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version.

Two new songs, Beethoven Day and My New Philosophy, have been added to the twelve wonderful numbers of the original version.

Charlie Brown – Ben Mc-Intyre-Ridd/Amy van Bergen
Lucy – Rhea Rodych/Katrine Marcoux
Sally – Samantha Watts-Hutchings/Grace Budoloski
Linus – Noah Luis/Maya Sharma
Snoopy – Alicia Moore/ Keenan Lehmann
Schroeder – Michael Klippenstein/ Genavieve Greene
Marcie – Gillian Brown/Maddie Emmonds
Peppermint Patty – Shae-Lyn Papiz/Allie Omichinski
Pig Pen – Emma Shibou-Savoie/Elena Franklin
Woodstock – Rhiann Duncan/Katie Bloom
Director/Choreographer – Brenda Gorlick
Assistant Director/Choreographers – Rebekah Jones/Brooke Pluta
Stage Manager – Christina Claeys

June 10 – 15
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1

June 10, 7 pm - the opening of The Evening Storm, an art exhibition by Tamara Nathaniel 
Featuring original paintings and photography. 
FREE admission and refreshments to be served.
All artwork will be available for purchase.

June 10 – June 11
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

We’re getting ready for the 17th Annual Ellice Street Festival! 
This festival will include live music, a barbecue, a local merchant area, bouncy houses and a Kid’s Carnival hosted by the Spence Neighbourhood Association.

June 10, 8:00 pm - a free concert inside the West End Cultural Centre’s Ventura Hall. 
June 11, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm - we’ll be enjoying the weather and each other’s company outside on Ellice Avenue between Sherbrook and Langside Streets.

The live local bands on the outdoor stage will provide the soundtrack for activities for all ages, including crafts, wandering performers, and fun with the Winnipeg Public Library.

June 11 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Stonewall Agricultural Grounds (Red Barn)
the corner of 236 and Road 75N, 1 mile south of Stonewall.
Entry is $5 per person, under the age of two is free! 
There will also be food and beverages available for purchase! 

Touch-A-Truck Stonewall, a truly unique fundraiser is an interactive, outdoor family friendly experience allowing kids to "touch", climb, explore and discover all kinds of vehicles including construction trucks, farm equipment, tractors, emergency vehicles and more! 
Funds raised will be used by the Stonewall Children's Centre for their outdoor play space!

June 11 at 8 PM
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3
Tickets $15 / $12 for students, arts workers

For the fifth and FINAL show in their season of comedy, Outside Joke will be joined by Canadian Comedy Award nominees and all-around sketch comedy heroes, Hot Thespian Action! Outside Joke will be improvising stories inspired by Hot Thespian Action's sketches. 
Expect to see old favourites, new soon-to-be favourites, as well as sketch ideas that were never written... until tonight, where they will be brought to life through improvisation!

June 14 at 7 PM
2299 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3P, Canada

Living with Uncertainty: the Road to Peace
Canadian School of Peacebuilding presents a public lecture with John Ralston Saul
Book signing to follow the lecture.

Canada is more isolated from its allies because the United States and European countries are shaping themselves towards internal divisions and external fear. In many ways, this crisis is about an immigration continent which cannot admit that reality, and has no immigration policy. Only by embracing concepts of uncertainty can they find ways to live together, both within their countries and with their neighbours.

John Ralson Saul is an award winning essayist and novelist. Declared a "prophet" by TIME magazine, he is included in the prestigious Utne Reader's list of the world's 100 leading thinkers and visionaries.

June 16 at 5:30 PM
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3

15th Annual Keeping the Fires Burning
Working Together for Reconcilliaition and Mino Bimaadiziiwin: The Good Life
Grand Entry: 5:30 PM
Co-Emcees: Kevin Chief and Tasha Spillett
Host Drum: White Horse
Hoop Dancers: Shanley Spence and Rylee Sandberg

Our 2016 event’s theme — Working Together for Reconciliation and Mino Bimaadiziiwin: The Good Life — represents the significant work that we have accomplished together to rebuild our communities and restore wellness and prosperity in our Nations. It also emphasizes Ka Ni Kanichihk’s commitment to reclaim Traditional Knowledge and Practice as the foundation by which to achieve reconciliation for Indigenous Peoples with all people.

Indigenous Artwalk
Pick up a form at the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ office, 426 Portage Ave., Wpg, MB, R3C 0C9
Note the special code at each stop and submit your completed form to the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ office.

Take a stroll through downtown streets and discover one-of-a-kind creations by Indigenous artists. Each one was inspired by the word “welcome” and shared a vision to build a more inclusive, diverse, and artful downtown. 

Check out all 12 Indigenous Artwalk stops for a chance to win a tailor-made night out for two downtown (value of $500)! 
Complete the artwalk and get 20% off your meal at the Planit Restaurant & Lounge (stop 12) by showing them the artwalk map.

Click here to check out other great Indigenous businesses and galleries in the downtown.

May 17, 2016

Gimli Art Club l BANDS AS BANDS 6 l Jenny Berkel l POPTART l Motorcycle Ride For Dad l Teddy Bears’ Picnic l PLATFORM multiples l núna (now) Events: The Daughters of Reykjavík, TESSERACT, Music and Since Then Exhibition l First Friday Afterparty

The Gimli Art Club's Gallery is open 
11 am to 5 pm every day until Sunday, September 5
Come, view the great works of art and purchase your favourites!

Our first Table Show Theme, Stormy Skies, will be on display until June 9.

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

May 27 Doors 9 pm / Show 10 pm 
$10 at the door    18+ w/ valid ID

BUNNY as Elton John
JILL LYNOTT & THE WIND-UPS as The Pretenders
MISE EN SCENE as Fleetwood Mac

Bands as Bands - three already amazing local acts cover three even more amazing bands. Expect costumes, hilarious banter and singing along to songs you know and love! 
June 2 at 8 PM
$10 Tickets 

Jenny Berkel with Andrina Turenne and Slow Leaves

Canadian singer-songwriter Jenny Berkel's new album, Pale Moon Kid was described by Exclaim! Magazine as “acutely poetic”.    Listen and Watch

Andrina Turenne joined her first band in 1997, and has performed for nearly 20 years, on three continents. She is co-founding member of Juno award-winning group Chic Gamine. 

Slow Leaves is the project of Winnipeg’s Grant Davidson. His songs linger in the timeless spaces where heart and Canadian humility endure.
June 3 at 10 PM

Enjoy an evening of three queens bringing you sweet treats, visual pleasures and, as always, Pop hits ALL night long. We'll be serving up rainbow realness with our OUT-fits and encourage you to do the same. A safe space for all people.

May 28 at 10 AM
Earl’s Polo Park, 1455 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0W4
Register online 
The first 500 riders to register will receive a free meal ticket as well as a prize. 

Telus, Harley Davidson and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries are proud to present the 8th annual Motorcycle Ride For Dad Manitoba. Join us  for the police escorted parade down Portage Avenue followed by a scenic ride out to Gimli for lunch and then return to Canad Inns Windsor Park for poker run and prizes. 
Help raise funds to support prostate cancer awareness and research right here in Manitoba. 

May 29 at 8 AM - 5 PM
Assiniboine Park, 15 Conservatory Drive
This is a FREE event!  

Manitoba’s favourite picnic in the park!
Three decades ago the Teddy Bears’ Picnic began its annual tradition of bringing together kids, teddy bears and parents for a day of health education, fun activities and entertainment.

Every dollar spent on site goes to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. 
It has become an annual tradition for thousands of families - come join us!

June 1 at 7 PM - In-Gallery Launch
PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 121-100 Arthur St, Wpg, MB R3B 1H3

PLATFORM is excited to announce the launch and sale of PLATFORM multiples: vol. 3, a limited edition photographic portfolio showcasing the work of prominent Winnipeg artists:
Scott Benesiinaabandan, Hannah Doucet
Aganetha & Richard Dyck, William Eakin, Lisa Stinner-Kun
All proceeds will be used to fund future programming and outreach initiatives.
For more details and to see the work please visit or contact the gallery.
The artists will be in attendance and refreshments will be served. 

núna (now) Events
Early bird tickets for each event $10 / $15 at the door  

June 2 at 9 PM - 2 AM
Sherbrook Inn, 685 Westminster Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C0Z4

núna (now) and Synonym Art Consultation are proud to present an evening of thought-provoking hip hop and sweat-inducing broken beats, with visuals by Ian Johnson! 

Opening with 3Peat, a three-piece Winnipeg hip hop group comprised of Steve, Rapheyel and Dill The Giant. 
Five members of the Reykjavík-based collective The Daughters of Reykjavík (Reykjavíkurdætur) - Mc Bein, Svarta Solla, Fevre Dream, Junior Cheese and Tilfinna - will then take over. This group of 15 femcees is known for their daring lyrics about politics, feminism and sexual abuse. 
Closing the evening is Anthony Sannie a.k.a. DJ A.O.K.S. 
June 3 at 8 PM - 10 PM
Millennium Centre, 389 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A6 & Alexis O'Hara perform TESSERACT, a hybrid performance/installation/concert which takes its inspiration from the Planetarium, inviting us us to contemplate the birth and death of what we call the “universe”. The brainchild of Montreal art duo (Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard) and close collaborator artist Alexis O'Hara, this performance considers the possibility of other dimensions. 
With the collaboration of local performers, the Esprit de Choeur Choir, vocalist Peter John R. Buchan and invited guests, along with the participation of Video Pool, the artists will fill the Millennium Centre with songs, projections and visions of utopian dimensions. 
June 5 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Windsor Hotel, 187 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C1Z5

Basking in the rainbow beaming from the Pride Winnipeg Parade, núna invites you to cool down inside and listen to a musical triptych. 
The evening starts out with Viðarneisti (Victoria Sparks, percussion, and Catherine Wood, clarinet), a premier of a commissioned work by Fjóla Evans. Sparks and Wood will then carry on independently, pairing Evans' work with a set of miniatures by Manitoba composer Christopher Byman. 
The audience will experience Evans's original music for solo cello and electronics. 
Closing the evening is 10,000 Horses. Velvet Nite (Alexis O'Hara, ukulele, voice and electronics) and Lady Nite (Stephen Lawson, synthesizers) are sisters committed to shining sonic light on the triumphs of our female heroines.
Exchange District
The Icelandic Canada Art Convergence, núna (now), will mark its tenth year of activity with a monumental multi-venue visual art project curated by Kegan McFadden.
- June 6 - 8: Drum making workshop for the youth led by Peter Morin at the Graffiti Gallery
- June 10: Opening reception at Actual from 5 - 7 pm, continuing at Platform from 7 to late
- June 11: Artist panel at Platform at 2 pm
- July 16: Curatorial tour led by Kegan McFadden at 2 pm beginning at Urban Shaman
- TBA: Finissage, closing party
PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 121-100 Arthur St, Wpg, MB R3B 1H3
Opening reception: June 10 at 7 PM 
Panel discussion: June 11, 2 PM. 
Tour: July 16, 2 PM beginning at Urban Shaman
All events are free and open to the public. 

PLATFORM and núna (now) announce the exhibition Since Then, a multi-venue group show organized by curator Kegan McFadden (MB). 
PLATFORM will feature the an exploratory selection of photographic, digital, and new media works by Rebecca Belmore (QC), Cliff Eyland (MB), Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir (IS), Meryl McMaster (ON), and Chih-Chien Wang (QC). 

This sprawling multi-faceted group exhibit poses hard questions about what it means to survive and how the markers of survival sometimes force a dialogue about its opposite.
June 10 - July 23
Group exhibition at Platform, Actual Gallery, Urban Shaman Gallery and Window.
The artists include: Aisa Amittu, Garry Neill Kennedy, Janet Kigusiuq, Kent Monkman, 
Peter Morin, Derek Sullivan, Ione Thorkelsson, Rachael Thorleifson, Rebecca Belmore, 
Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Cliff Eyland, Meryl McMaster, Chih-Chien Wang, Dana Claxton, 
Leah Decter, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Mark Emerak, Demian DinéYazhi’, Rúrí, Jude Norris, 
Justin Sorensen and Helga Jakobson. 
Window will be co-curated by Synonym Art Consultation.

June 3 at 10 PM - 2 AM
Tallest Poppy, 685 Westminister, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Join us for our First Friday Afterparty after all the art shows in The Exchange wrap up! 
This free event offers a welcoming, safe space for all communities to gather and celebrate art, drink, and dance. It will evolve into a dance party, with music this month by the talented BABA YAGA.

Five of the sixteen members of The Daughters of Reykjavík (Reykjavíkurdætur) the all-female rap crew, will be in attendance creating a unique, one-night immersive installation that combines sculpture and video. 
Visitors will enter into a transformed diner. The daughters will be creating a shrine filled with memorabilia, symbolism, and quotes dedicated to their absent collective members throughout the night. 
The video piece will be mostly produced in Iceland beforehand, allowing all members to participate in this overseas project.

May 13, 2016

Fort McMurray l Nancy Gouliquer l Garden Party l TEDxWinnipeg l Lip Sync l Queer Prom l Leonard Cohen l Blitzen Trapper l Opposites Attack l Fast & Furious Feast l Nuit de_ART l Laff Nite l Vintage St. Market l Mass Blanket l SpaceLand l AWE Pride l Beauty and the Beast l Dog & Cat Events

May 20 at 9 PM
Kings Hotel Winnipeg, 114 Higgins Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0B4
18+ ID required
$5 cover / $4 Standard Lager specials
Free Popcorn & $5 for 2 large slices of pizza (while supplies last)

Crazy Maiden presents: Fort McMurray Fundraiser with
MK Ultraviolence / Suburban Hypocrites / Potatoes / The Murder Birds

Come join us for an extra special live punk music night!
100% of the cover, 50/50 draw proceeds, silent auction and all donations received go to aid Fort McMurray. You can also donate online.

May 27 at 7:30 PM
The Neighbourhood Bookstore and Cafe, 898 Westminster Ave., Wpg, MB R3G 1R3

Stone Soup Storytelling Cafe - Join us for an informal evening of passing the story stick, sharing and listening to stories, free to everyone who enjoys telling and hearing stories. 
Guest Storyteller: Nancy Gouliquer, a Métis artisan with a passion for community, Métis culture and history. She connects to her roots through teaching, volunteering and storytelling.

May 28 at 10 AM - 4 PM
Mary Jane's Cooking School, 252 Arlington St., Winnipeg, Manitoba

Our 7th Annual Garden Party Fundraiser for current and future programming at the school.
Bedding plants and nutritious and delicious food for sale, workshops, a silent auction, artisan tables, entertainment and activities for the children.
Our Featured Performer is singer songwriter WILLA WYATT at 1 pm.
There will be an activity table for the kids and face painting by Terri Green.

You can perform at the all ages open mic stage with co-hosts Leonard Gauthier and Paulette LaFortune of Sweet Spot Productions. Musicians, songwriters, poets, spoken word artists and storytellers - All are welcome!

Three confirmed workshops so far:
Lacto-fermentation - presenter Beth Ann McIvor
Home sprouting - presenter Eveline Caners
Garden Pollination with Mason Bee Houses - presenter David Nickarz

June 2 at 8 AM
The Tom Hendry Theatre, Warehouse140 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Join leading thinkers and doers at TEDxWinnipeg 2016!
How did we choose? Find out here 

The Planit Restaurant & Lounge, 285 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

June 2 at 8 PM - 2 AM
Drag Queen Lip Sync Battles!
Lip Sync Battles like no other! Drag Queen style! Any song, Any genre, any contestant! 
Best performance wins $100 gift certificate to use for food or drink at The Planit! 
Drinks specials all night and 15% off the menu!
June 3 at 9 PM - 3 AM
Cover Charge $5 / 18+
Queer Prom: The L Word Style
Come and dance the night away to all your favourites from the 80's, 90's and 2000's! 
A night of cheap drinks, good eats and wicked beats! 
Hi balls $4.50,shots $3.75 and Domestic Beers $4.50. 
In the spirit of PRIDE we will be giving out FREE Pride Bracelets and Lanyards! 
First come first served! 
Dress as your favorite L Word character or drop a quote at the door and receive free entry!
50% of entry fees to be donated to Rainbow Resource Centre

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

June 3 at 8 PM
Tickets $20 at Music Trader, Into the Music, The WECC and

Celebrated BC singer/songwriters bring their project Tower of Song – a creative tribute to Leonard Cohen. Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone are a duo based in Victoria, BC. They re-imagine and interpret the songs of Leonard Cohen, as well as present their own original material. The duo collaborates with a rotating cast of guest artists for each show. 

Sweet Alibi will open the night with two interpretations of Leonard Cohen classics.
June 7 at 8 PM
$25 through Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival office

The Winnipeg Folk Festival and the WECC are thrilled to present Blitzen Trapper.
Quiet Life will be opening the show.

Over the course of 15 years and seven albums, Blitzen Trapper has crafted one of the more varied catalogs in contemporary rock and roll. Singer and guitarist Eric Earley is possessed of a musical and lyrical sensibility that is remarkably deep and wide.

Blitzen Trapper's eighth studio album, a 10-song collection titled All Across This Land, stands as an exceptionally focused and immediate effort. 

June 3 at 7 PM
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1

Opposites Attack! 3 - Annual First Friday closer for the Art Party People. 
Featuring new works by Chech and Waterman,with an acoustic performance by the latter, and the audio waves of King Cabernet Entertainment

June 3 at 5 PM - 9 PM
Shawarma Khan, 225 McDermot, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S2

3rd Annual Fast & Furious Feast for Winnipeg Harvest, a fun outdoor event that celebrates Ramadan with a tasty dinner prepared by Shawarma Khan, East India Company Pub & Eatery, Kawaii Crepe and Bronuts Donuts & Coffee.

One hundred percent of ticket sales are donated to Winnipeg Harvest, a non-profit network of food banks in our city.

The Fast & Furious Feast is an initiative of Give 30, a national grassroots campaign that calls upon people of all beliefs to support their local food bank in the spirit of compassion, community and social solidarity during Ramadan.

June 3 at 8 PM - 12 AM
La Maison des artistes visuels, 219 boul. Provencher, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G4
tickets are $20 at la Maison des artistes or online 

Nuit de_ART will light up the night and put a spotlight on art in Saint Boniface using the sculpture garden located next to the the l’Hotel-de-Ville. It is a celebration of art in many forms: musical performances from Manitoba’s talented musicians, special lighting, lighten up balloons, fire pits, speciality cocktails, temporary art work and more creating a rich art filled ambiance for one night only! 

VISUAL ARTISTS: Janelle Tougas, Mathieu Bohémier, André Dionne
MUSICAL ARTISTS: DJ Mama Cutsworth, Andrina Turenne, Mise en Scène

June 3 at 7:45 PM
Rumours Comedy Club, 2025 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0N5, Canada

Come join Manitoba Pug Rescue for a Laff Nite of fun and laughter!
Comedian Tommy Johnagin will entertain us!
Johnagin’s credentials: 7X on Letterman, 2X on Conan, Comedy Central, Live at Gotham, New York Stand-up, Last Comic Standing, Just For Laughs, South Beach Comedy Festival.

June 4, 10 am to 4 pm
Old Market Square Winnipeg, 283 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Any questions (FAQ info sheet and on-line vendor application)

Wildwoodrose Vintage & The Exchange BIZ will be hosting the Wildwoodrose Vintage Street Market. We are looking for vendors who have vintage, vintage-inspired, antique, up-cycled, re-purposed, steampunk and eclectic items! 

The Exchange BIZ is excited to present Jess Reimer, The Noble Thiefs and Scott Nolan at the Cube Stage. Tons of fun for everyone!!

June 4 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V8
For more information email or

There will be Mass Blanket Exercises led by Indigenous youth leaders and settler allies happening across the country in honour of the TRC and the continued work that needs to happen in order to see reconciliation happen in Canada. 
Come join us on the front steps of the Legislative Building, rain or shine. 
If you are able, please bring a blanket. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise 

June 4 GATE OPENS 2 pm / FIRST ACT 3 pm / SHUT DOWN 1 am
400 Portage Ave, Winnipeg
$20 GATE / $15 ADVANCE at Into The Music, Music Trader & online

Head In The Sand is teaming up with Manitoba Music for SpaceLand: a friendly takeover of the space between Edmonton and Kennedy streets. It will be transformed to host an afternoon and evening of live music, video projections, comedians, food trucks, and more.

Rah Rah, Vikings, Ghost Twin, Touching, Duotang, Sc Mira
Dave Quanbury & The Exile Brass Band, FLOOR CRY, Orlando Gloom

Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects joins the team to help create a unique physical experience, based on the mutual themes of Space Invaders and stepping into another dimension. A nod to the classic games at the Magicland arcade that once brought youth downtown, SpaceLand also references our city's abundance of wide open space, and our history of under-using that space.

June 4 at 9:30 PM - 2 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

AWE PRIDE: A Women's Event. The huge sound of the Women of Pride, DJ SnakeSkin Bandeau, and all the best of a get down and dirty dance party. Drink features, pool tables and patio. All HUMANS welcome. Proceeds to Nine Circles Community Health Centre.

June 4 & 5 - 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Asper Center for Theatre & Film, 
400 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$10 per seat at or (204) 260-2466

Junior Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) presents: 
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Based on the original Broadway production that was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. It features some of the songs by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. If he does not learn, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.


June 4 at 9 AM - 1 PM
160 Hillmartin Drive
Fundraising Garage Sale - New or gently used household items, toys, clothes, etc
June 5 at 11 AM - 3 PM
Pooches Playhouse, 1320 Concordia Ave. E, Unit 2

Adoption Event - Come meet many of our adorable adoptables. Love is ageless!

June 5 , 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. / Draw at 4:00 pm
St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1A1
Tickets are $2.00 each / kids 12 and under free

2016 Manitoba Pet Expo
Local animal shelters,rescues and advocacy groups; pet food and supply companies, pet service companies such as groomers, dog sitters, doggy daycare, veterinarians.
Local crafters featuring pet-related merchandise will be attending.
Entertainment, information sessions, Sis n' Me Food Truck will be available.

There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 Draw with proceeds going to the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM).
Wine Raffle in support of the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of MB
Email us at to purchase tickets.
Three prizes to be won!
1st prize is 30 bottles of wine / 2nd prize is 20 bottles of wine / 3rd prize 10 bottles of wine

June 5 at 9 AM
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9
Tickets / Full event information and Registration

Our 6th annual Viscount Gort Whisker Walk for Craig Street Cats! 

May 8, 2016

Rummage Sale l Art Show l Rainbow Flag Raising l LGBTTQ* Commercials l Doors Open l Blessing the Red l Mark Forward l Wolseley Festival l Garage Sale l Color Me Rad 5K l BBQ l Paint Party l Immigrant Fair l Naheed Nenshi l Treasure Peterson l Open Mic

May 14 – May 15
1383 Spruce Street, Winnipeg, MB R3E 2V8, Canada

Craig Street Cats Spring Rummage Sale is a no miss event! 
This year we have lots of indoor and outdoor space to display our wonderful wares.

If you're clearing out your garage, attic, storage shed or basement, please bring your gently used items for the sale on May 10 & 11, from 7 to 9 pm. 
Please DO NOT drop off items at the adoption centre.

Quarry Park Heritage Arts Centre, 166 Main Street, Stonewall, Manitoba R0C 2Z0
The Interlake Juried Art Show 2016
Artist Reception May 13 6 pm - 8 pm
Awards and Closing Ceremony May 15 3 - 4 pm

Exhibition (Open to the PUBLIC): May 14 11 am - 5 pm & May 15 10 am - 3 pm 
for more information Bev Galbraith, 204-467-9991   email

May 27 at 12 PM - 12:30 PM
Winnipeg City Hall, 510 Main Street, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1B9

Kick-off the Pride Festival with 
the official Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony! 
This free, all-ages event features greetings from 
Mayor Brian Bowman and members of Pride Winnipeg. 
Refreshments served by Chocolate Zen Bakery and High Tea Bakery, in partnership with Beyond Flowers and Just_In Couture.

May 27: shows at 7 pm AND 9 pm
Bandwidth Theatre, 587/585 Ellice Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z7
Tickets $10 available online / Schedule

Best International LGBTTQ* Commercials: 2016 Edition
The Annual fundraiser for Winnipeg's LGBTTQ* Film Festival has returned with a brand new lineup of commercials and it's better than ever! 
We're kicking off Winnipeg Pride Week with REEL PRIDE! 
This year's best commercials from around the world will make you laugh, make you think, and maybe pull your heart strings. Don't miss this fun evening that highlights the queer community through the art of advertising. 

May 28 – May 29
Doors Open Winnipeg, 509-63 Albert Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G4

Celebrating the stories our buildings tell. Join us for this free annual event celebrating Winnipeg's built heritage! Free tours of over 80 buildings and sites across Winnipeg! 
Check out the website to start planning your weekend!

May 28 at 1 PM - 5 PM
Alexander Dock, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Spring is here and what better way to celebrate than having a Blessing of the Red River. A feast will be held as well. We need an Elder, drummers, pipe carriers, singers and all of you to make this event a success. 

This event/ceremonies will honour those lost within the red river either by murder or suicide, and also will include those lost and missing and those who survived. Together we can make a difference, Miigwetch 

May 28
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

4:30 Doors for Live Podcast / 5:00 Podcast Taping 
7:15 Doors for Stand-up Show / 8:00 Stand-up Show 

Podcast $8 / Live Show $20 / Both $25 at The Park, Music Trader, and online

Stand-up comedian Mark Forward will be accompanied by Eric Andrews both as his co-host on the podcast but also as his opener on the stand-up show.

Mark Forward was a finalist for the Phil Hartman Award for Best Up & Coming Stand-up and Yuk Yuk’s Funniest New Comic in the year 2000.

Mark can be seen on the History Channel show Join or Die with Craig Ferguson as well as the new Crave Tv/Comedy Network series Letterkenny. Mark has been featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson twice, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central, and has appeared on HBO’s Funny As Hell. Mark was the host of Joke or Choke, and played Mr. Leung, a recurring character on the hit CBC series MR. D.

For two seasons, Forward was on the writing staff of The Comedy Network’s The Jon Dore Television Show, for which he received a Canadian Comedy Award for Writing on a TV Series. In 2015 he released his first full-length comedy album, “Things I thought of.”

May 28 at 6 PM - 10 PM / Music 7 - 9 PM
141 Canora Street
Free outdoor events
Wolseley Town Festival, open to anyone any age put together by Wolseley residents, featuring Wolseley talent. We are supremely excited to open this series with one of our most loved local bands, JD Edwards Band. Bring your lawn chair or even better dancing boots.
We appreciate donations to help cover costs. All money go to the artists.

May 28 at 8 AM - 3 PM
Sage Creek, Sage Creek Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3X 0G8

Once again the SCRA is organizing the 3rd Annual Sage Creek Neighbourhood Garage Sale! All funds raised go towards future SCRA events! 
A reminder to all to respect all the parking rules and show courtesy to fellow residents. Bylaw officers were present and did hand out many parking tickets last year.

May 28 at 9 AM
Red River Exhibition, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E8

Color Me Rad 5K Winnipeg, the only 5K that will send you running through RAD color stations and leave you covered from head to toe in powders and gels of pink, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Not only will you be having healthy amounts of fun, but you’ll be getting your daily exercise in the process. 
To top it off, we’re making it rain with free t-shirts, a RAD temporary tattoo, and a Goo Guard phone case for all regular participants.
Packet pick-up information and location will be posted approximately 2 weeks before the race.

May 28 at 11 AM - 4 PM
Alpine Animal Hospital, 10H Keenleyside Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 2B9

Pro Heart BBQ Party & BAKE SALE in Honour of Manitoba Pug Rescue.
Proceeds go to the MB Pug Rescue!
Hot dog, Chips & Pop $5.00
Check out the new items at the PUG STORE!

Radisson Hotel Winnipeg, 288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0B8

May 29 at 5 PM
$25 Tickets  Event is open to the public.

Public Paint Party - Please join us for an evening of laughing & creativity; everyone leaves with their very own 16″×20″ painting!
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. All supplies & instruction provided!
Artist: Chelsey Bjornsson
May 30, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pre-register   Free admission for all! 
For information contact Alla at or 778-558-3397.

Canadian Immigrant magazine is hosting its first Winnipeg Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair, a unique environment for immigrants looking for information as they search for jobs, go back to school and settle into their new home. 

There will be employers, education institutes and social service agencies, and interactive activities like a resumé clinic. And don’t miss the day-long speakers’ program, with inspirational immigrant speakers like Segun Olude, Nadia Kidwai and Tikaram Adhikari, plus workshops on English tests CELPIP and IELTS. 

May 31 at 7 PM
University of Winnipeg, Duckworth Centre, 400 Spence Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9
Free and open to the public.

Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary, will be the third speaker in The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good. The keynote lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. The official website for Mayor Nenshi's lecture.
The series relies on donations. Please consider donating to the Axworthy Lectureship.

The Planit Restaurant & Lounge, 285 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets for both events

May 31, Show starts at 9 pm and runs until 11 pm.
No Cover. $4.50 Drinks all night long and FREE Pride giveaways!

We kick off Pride week with the talented singer/songwriter Treasure Peterson.
When her brother, Garry of The Guess Who, heard Treasure play Led Zepplin’s "Stairway to Heaven" he immediately gave her an electric guitar and small amp. Treasure then formed a band called "Jade". They played their first gig at the Sunnybrooke pool when she was twelve years old. After high school she played at the Women's Building, Ms. Purdy’s, and the dinner hour at Giovanni's Room. She is in the process of raising funds to record a single.
June 1, 8 pm - 1 am
Cheap drinks all night and 15% off the menu. Sign up early by messaging us. 

Pride Week Open Mic Extraordinaire
A San Francisco themed Open mic night featuring all sorts of local talent in and out of the Queer community. A safe place to come and sing your heart out, play your instrument with pride, read your poetry like a champ or highlite your talent with ease.  
Most applauded wins a $50 gift certificate to The Planit.