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May 3, 2016

PLAYhouse l Red Rising l Zumba l Storytelling l Book & Bake Sale l LITE Up l Unknown Mortal Orchestra l Savages l Her Majesty l Romi Mayes l Rape is Real l Indigenous Music l Art Expo l Manito Ahbee l Mide-Aki l Dancing Burger l Breaking Through l Fort la Reine

May 6 at 7 PM
MBCI Jubilee Place, 173 Talbot Ave
General Admission - $16 / Student Admission - $10 / Under 12 Admission - $5
from Pat 204-452-6590 or Gerri 204-668-1515 or Kelly-Ann

Little Stars PLAYhouse Benefit Concert
"Building strong, healthy North End Families"

Margaret's Choir Musical Director - Nathan Poole
Pianist - Charmaine Bacon
with Special Guest Raine Hamilton Trio

May 13 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Circle of Life Thunderbird House, 715 Main Street
Entry is $5, which also gets you a copy of the new magazine.

Red Rising Magazine is launching Issue #3, Land and Water! 
The event will feature readings from contributors to Issue #3, as well as special guests including celebrated Anishinaabekweg warrior Winona LaDuke.

With this issue we wanted to create a space for writers to share their perspectives on land and water from their respective territories to reflect the historical, contemporary and future realities, and to get people to think critically about the environments we live in. 
Guests include: Winona LaDuke, Tabitha Martens, Angelina McLeod
Audrey Logan, Craig Settee, Faith Charity, Ahmad Moussa
May 11, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Magnus Eliason Recreation Center, 430 Langside Street 
Workshops: creative writing, poetry, drawing, screenprinting and songwriting, facilitated by Tasha Spillett, Lenard Sumner, Jasmine Anderson, Justin L'Arrivee and Charlie Fettah.

May 14 at 7 PM
North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility, 
90 Sinclair St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 0A6
Tickets $10. Call/text 204-894-2388 for info
There will be snacks served after the class.

Zumba for a Cause 
hosted by Meryl Badajos and Sheila Villaflor Cua
Enjoy 90 minutes of Zumba fun with friends and family.
Please help us in sending our youth to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland this August. World Youth Day is an international meeting of youth from all over the world who gather together in one place with their catechists, priests, bishops and the pope in order to profess faith in Jesus Christ.

May 14 at 1 PM - 2 PM
Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5

The Manitoba Storytelling Guild presents Storytelling for Young People as part of the Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival.
Join us for a family friendly hour of stories from near and far. Our guest storytellers include Lisa Martin, Duncan Mercredi, Rob Malo and Nancy Gouliquer.

May 14 at 9 AM - 1:30 PM
Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association
823 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0C3

Giant Book & Bake Sale - good-quality gently used books of all genres for sale by donation, as well as an array of scrumptious baking, including vegan and gluten-free options. In conjunction with our annual rummage sale, so there will also be a parking lot full of treasure behind the building. 

All of the proceeds go toward supporting two volunteer-run organizations that provide services to people in Manitoba jails and prisons. 
The Manitoba Library Association's Prison Library Committee runs libraries in the Winnipeg Remand Centre and Women's Correctional Centre as well as offering writing workshops, author talks, and other programs. 
The Bar None Prison Rideshare Project provides free transportation to people looking to visit their friends or family members in out-of-town jails or prisons.

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

May 19 at 7:15 PM - 11 PM
Tickets are $20
Long Weekend LITE Up is a benefit concert featuring The Revival and Mise en Scene at the WECC in support of LITE - Local Investment Toward Employment, a public Foundation dedicated to alleviating poverty through employment in our inner city of Winnipeg. 
May 21, Doors 7:00 pm, Show 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets $18.00 (plus appl. s/c) online and at WECC, Music Trader, Into The Music
All Ages
Unknown Mortal Orchestra with guests Whitney
Portland-based psychedelic rock band, on tour to support their latest release "Multi-Love". 
May 22, Doors 7:00 pm, Show 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets $20.00 (plus appl. s/c) online and at WECC, Music Trader, Into The Music
All Ages
Savages with Head Wound City
London-based rock band, on tour to support their latest release "Adore Life". 

May 20 at 10 PM to 2:30 PM
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1H9
Admission: $7 18+ / Photo ID Req'd

HER MAJESTY is an all female DJ event, a celebration of female DJ's everywhere in the world. There is a lack of female presence in electronic events both big and small. Our plan is to help rectify this in the intimate setting of a historic hotel in downtown Winnipeg. 
It will feature four female DJ's: 
KILMA (House, Techno, Break Beats)
EFPHEX (House, Electro, Break beats, Dnb)
MAE (House, Bass, Garage)

May 20, Doors 7. Show 8 PM - 11 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $15 in advance at The Park Theatre, Music Trader and online

Romi Mayes’ annual Songwriters Extravaganza is back for its fourth year!
The line-up includes: Sol James, JD Ormond (Ultra Mega), Kevin Roy, Kieran West, Jamie Buckboro, Travis MacLean, Carly Dow, Quinton Blair, Andrew Neville, Joanne Rodriguez, Jay Jensen (The Revival), Jess Reimer, Kevin Hogg (The Revival), Darren Klassen (El Diablo), Micah Erenberg, Brooke Wylie, RV, David MacLean, Okay Mann, and Patrick Wright.
There is an impressive list of songwriters. They will all be on the same stage, on one night!

May 20 and May 21, 7 pm - 9 pm (Doors 6:30)
The King's Head Pub, 120 King Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1M3
TICKETS: $15 Friday & Saturday

Rape is Real and Everywhere: A National Comedy Tour is what happens when comedians who have survived rape share their experience and joke it out. 
After three sold out shows in Vancouver, Rape is Real is hitting the road. 

We're bringing together a mix of Canada’s finest headliners, local talent, and Vancouver tag-alongs to joke it out on one of Canada’s toughest topics. Prepare yourself for hilarity, cathartic honesty and old-fashioned vulnerability. Featuring Comedians:
Nelson Mayer, Lara Rae, Heather Jordan Ross, Emma Helsinki Cooper and headliner 
Kathleen McGee (JFL Northwest, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, CBC's the Debaters)

May 20 at 7 PM
Club Regent Event Centre, 1425 Regent Ave. W., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3B2
Tickets $20 
Join us for the Celebrate Indigenous Music Concert!
It will feature performances from Indigenous Music Awards nominees from the last 10 years. Manito Ahbee is very excited to officially announce the 2016 Lineup!
Susan Aglukark, William Prince Music, Dee Erin Band, Rhonda Head
Rescued by Dragonflyz, Twin Flames Jaaji, Fawn Wood, Stoney Park Drum Group

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3

May 21 – May 22
2016 Art Expo & Art Challenge
Bead Work, Quill Work, Ribbon Skirt and Star Blanket
May 21, 1 PM & 7 PM /  May 22, 1 PM
Join us and over 800 dancers for the 2016 Manito Ahbee International Pow Wow, the largest in Canada and the second largest in North America (Turtle Island). 
Dancers will compete for cash prizes in numerous categories and the top award winning drum groups from across the continent will be invited to attend.

View all of the 2016 Manito Ahbee Festival events at

May 21 – May 24
Bannock Point Petroforms, 1-702 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Email for more information   /    Gathering Website
This will be a drug-free and alcohol-free gathering.
Please bring a donation and gift for the Gathering Lodge.

A Return of Our Families to Mide-Aki (Kind Hearted Mother Earth) ~ A Gathering at the Sacred Site of Manito Api, Bannock Point, Whiteshell Provincial Park, Central Canada 

I am Mide-Aki – Mother Earth – the Original Woman. Bring the children with the family back to me. The time is now to heal the heart.

Hosted by: Turtle Lodge In Partnership with Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Treaty Land Entitlement Committee of Manitoba, Roseau River First Nation, Anishinabe Abinooji Child & Family Services & Kenora Chiefs Advisory
All People are Invited to Join Us! All youth under 18 must be chaperoned and are expected to conduct themselves with respect at the sacred site.

May 22 at 11 PM - 5 AM
The Planit Restaurant & Lounge, 285 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Cover  - $10 Before 2AM / $15 After 2AM

Dancing Burger - A Fundraiser for Winnipeg Harvest
Presented By: Winnipeg Rave Community & The Planit Restaurant & Lounge
All Proceed Goes To Winnipeg Harvest

Winnipeg Harvest shares food with those in Manitoba who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Winnipeg Harvest currently serves 61,000 persons per month with over 44% being children under 18 years of age. We also facilitate training and learning opportunities for our clients.

May 22 & 28 at 3:00 PM / May 24-27 at 7:00 PM
Asper Center for Theatre & Film, 400 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$15 Regular - $10 Students and Seniors Tickets online and at the door

A staged reading of our new play-in-development, Breaking Through, a compilation of stories from the community on experiences with mental health.

What are the challenges for those with a mental health diagnosis and what is needed to support recovery? Follow five characters as their stories weave in and out to depict experiences with the system, community response, internal struggles and ultimately the desire for understanding. 
This community-based project has had Sarasvàti’s artists team up with Artists in Health Care Manitoba, Red Threads Playback Theatre and the Selkirk Mental Health Centre as well as work with organizations such as the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society. 
We are inviting you to help us refine the script by providing responses and feedback. 

May 23 – June 5: Monday to Friday starting at 10 am until 3 PM
Fort la Reine Museum, 2652 Saskatchewan Ave. E, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3C2
Children 12 and Under $5| Youth ages 13-18 $8 | Adults $10 | 60+ $8

Walk Through History Tours
Walk the grounds with a spirit of the past, for a highly acclaimed walking tour. 
With memorable add on activities, demonstrations, and interactive games. 

Fort la Reine Museum has Group Tours and School Programs
For booking info please call 204-857-3259 or email

Reflections of the North, paintings by Kirk Sauer on exhibition June 1- July 31

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