December 10, 2017

Storytime with Mrs. Claus l Park Theatre Events l Buddhist Retreat l Christmas Concerts & Events l Jewish Holiday Events l Drop In Clinic l Black Christmas l Boxing Day Jam l Aladdin l Katrina Van Humbeck l New Year's Eve Events l Street Dinner l Polar Bare Run

December 16 and 23 from 2 PM to 4 PM.
Outlet Collection Winnipeg, 555 Sterling Lyon Parkway, Wpg, MB R3P 1E9
Tickets   A free event!

Storytime with Mrs. Claus! 
Mrs. Claus will read some of your favourite festive classics. Cuddle up with a cup of hot chocolate or milk and cookies. Embrace the magic of holidays. 
Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

December 16, 8:00 show is at 9:00 - 11 PM
25.00 advance & online / 30.00 at the door. 
Tickets at both Long and McQuade stores, Into the Music and at the Park Theatre.

Women in Jazz is going to be an incredible night with special guests June Pepper Harris, 
Katrise Taylor, Amber Epp, Monika Wall, and Lady Lee!
December 26 at 9 PM - 1 AM
$10 Donation - Everyone will receive a raffle ticket at the door
18+ Event

Food Jam - A Fundraiser event for Winnipeg Harvest
Presented By: Winnipeg Rave Community
PRIZES (Gift Cards): Little Brown Jug Brewing Company
Mrs.Fields/Pretzelmaker - Only valid at St.Vital Location
Jenna Rae Cakes, Nuburger, Chaise Cafe

DJ Lineup: Torn [ Dubstep ]
Theo Tzu [ Jungle / Dubstep ]
Circuit FreaQ [ Bass House / Dubstep ]
Sick Deep [ Techno ]
December 30, Doors 7 / Show 8 PM - 11 PM
Tickets $15 in advance

Brooke Palsson returns in partnership with Cancer Crossing. 
Keith Macpherson will open the night with an acoustic set.

Palsson’s folk album The Willow was featured on shows including Flashpoint, Less Than Kind, and The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship. Brooke’s neo-soul project will be set to release in 2018 under the alias Brooklyn.

Best known for his work with award-winning, country/pop duo, Keith and Renee, Keith has had his music featured in shows including Degrassi, Canadian Idol, and AT & T commercials. Keith will release his debut solo album, “Shine” in early 2018. 

Cancer Crossing works to provide financial support to those who incur expenses related to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer not covered by the universal health care system, or private insurance, helping anyone and everyone that “falls through the cracks”.

December 16 at 8 AM - 4 PM
Dalnavert Museum Auditorium, 61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1N7
Contact us if you have any questions:

Free Day-long Buddhist Retreat
Join us for a day of learning and practicing the teachings of the Buddha. Come for the morning, the afternoon or all day. There will be periods of meditation (silent and guided) as well as Buddhist teachings. People of all backgrounds are welcome. No prior experience is needed. All of the talks and meditations are given by Theravada Buddhist monks from the Buddha Meditation Centre Winnipeg.
Lunch is provided for all participants at no charge.


Christmas Concerts & Events

December 17 at 2 PM - 5 PM
St. Alphonsus Church - Winnipeg, 
341 Munroe Avenue, Wpg, MB  R2K 1H2
Tickets at the parish office (204)667-9580 ext.0
$20 for adults / children 12 and under are free

The Spirit of Giving - Christmas Concert 
Featuring the Golden Chordsmen Chorus
A wonderful way to celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Advent!
Proceeds of the concert go to the Building Fund.
December 17 at 3 PM - 5 PM
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Avenue, Wpg, MB  R3L 0L9

The Winnipeg Singers presents its annual Christmas Concert, A Medieval Christmas, an afternoon filled with medieval fare: music, costumes, festive beverages, and tasty treats. Attendees are invited to enjoy a performance of Lloyd Pfautsch’s A Day for Dancing, along with a collection of medieval carols. 
Special guests are flutist, Laurel Ridd; oboist, Caitlin Broms-Jacobs; bassoonist, Vincent Ellin; percussionist, Victoria Sparks, and multi-instrumentalists Paul and Susan Hammer, “The Hammers”, who promise to take guests on a journey bringing to life the heart and soul of medieval Europe.
December 17 at 7 PM - 8:15 PM
St. George's Anglican Church (Crescentwood), 168 Wilton Street, Wpg, MB  R3M 3C3

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Traditional seasonal readings and your favourite congregational Christmas Carols sung by the choir, including works by Rutter, Flecha, Pearsall, Maconchy, Archer and others.
December 20 at 7:30 PM
Harrow United Church, Winnipeg, 955 Mulvey Avenue, Wpg, MB  R3M 1G8

Whatever your reason, please join us for our Annual Blue Christmas/Longest Night service the night before the winter solstice. Everyone is Welcome.
A quiet simple service geared to those who may be grieving this season, or those who may not be able to get into the Christmas Spirit, or for those who need a break from the lights and music and merriment which is awaiting us around every corner at this time of year.  
December 24 at 10:15 AM, 5:00 PM, and 7:00 PM
Grant Memorial Church, 877 Wilkes Avenue, Wpg, MB  R3P 1B8

Candlelight Services are one hour in length. 
Each service will close with the singing of Silent Night by candlelight.
Childcare available, age two and under at the 10:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. service.
December 24 at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM
Oasis Church, 940 Elmhurst Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Come join us for our special 1-hour Christmas Eve service, a festive event with carols, the Christmas story and more! These services are family friendly. 
If you have kids aged 4 and under, we will have our Waumba Land environment and volunteers available to look after them during the service.

Jewish Holiday Events

December 17 at 3 PM - 5 PM
The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre, 1 Falcon Ridge Drive, Wpg, MB  R3Y 1V9
Registration Questions: or call 204-452-3711
$5 Per Family  Walk-ins Welcome, Registration Preferred  

The Shaarey Zedek Auditorium is under construction, so this year's Chanukah Family Event will be held at the Simkin Centre Multipurpose Room.
Chanukah Crafts and Sing-along / Glitter Tattoos / Snacks including Sufganiyot 
Telling of the Chanukah Story with Leslie Emery 
Bring Chanukah to the Residents of the Simkin Centre!
December 24 at 4 PM - 9 PM
Herzlia - Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 6, 20 Brock St, Wpg, MB  R3N 0Z4
$36/Adult, $5 Ages 2-12
Register by DECEMBER 18 - call 204-489-6262 or

Kosher Chinese Food and a Movie (Community-Wide)
Good food and fun are in your future! Join us for a Movie and 5:30 PM for Dinner: Egg Rolls, Lemon Chicken, Meatballs with Lychee and Pineapple, Stir fry, Fried Rice, and Dessert, catered by Desserts Plus! Kid Friendly
Dec 25 at 11 PM to Dec 26 at 3 PM
Crossways in Common Church, 222 Furby St, Wpg, MB  R3C 2A7 Use Front Entrance
Sign Up To Volunteer by December 20: 204-452-3711 or

Volunteer Day - West Broadway Christmas Lunch
Every year, Shaarey Zedek helps to provide a hot lunch to 150-200 people at the West Broadway Community Ministry. We also give children new toys and adults holiday gifts. 
Our hope is that every individual there feels a lot of love and warmth on Christmas Day. 
Preparation and Setup: 11 AM - 1 PM / Serving and Singing: 1-3 PM
Please drop gift donations in the bin by the information table at the synagogue. 
Gifts for adults as well as children are welcome. 

December 20 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1M3

Drop In Clinic - Members of the public, with a household income under $50,000, can drop in for assistance with a legal issue. Students, under the supervision of a practicing lawyer, will help you sort out your options and map out your next steps. Get answers to your questions about the law and legal processes in Manitoba, and/or receive help in finding and accessing community resources. It is first come, first serve.

December 20 at 9 PM - 11 PM
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Wpg, MB  R3B 1H3

Winnipeg cult horror expert Caelum Vatnsdal introduces the 70’s horror classic 
Black Christmas, with the short film: 
We Always Find Ourselves in the Sea (Director: Sean Hogan | UK | 2017 | 20mins) 

Spectacular Optical will have copies of the new forthcoming book devoted to the darkside of holiday entertainment, Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television, a compendium of over 200 Christmas horror film reviews.

December 26 at 9 PM - 2 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

The Original Boxing Day Jam - Your favourite party of the year is back once again, celebrating our 20th Anniversary by bringing back Dj Spence Diamonds from Toronto to spin alongside Dj Hipnotic, Dj Fin-s and Tha Coach.

December 26 and  29 - 1:30PM
December 27 and 28 - 7:00PM
December 29 - 10:30AM
The Dramatic Arts Centre, 585 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
General Admission is $15 / $12 (12 and under), Family 4-Pack: $40 (online promotion only)

Dramatic Theatre presents Aladdin, filled with fun new songs and audience participation! Stay after the show and meet the cast in the lobby for a picture and autographs!
Visit the cast board and meet the cast before the show

December 29 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Station 8 Cafe, 325 Talbot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Suggested Cover Charge $5

Warm- up December with Live Music by Katrina Van Humbeck
I'm delighted to be sharing my Original Music, along with a mix of Classic Jazz standards. Join me on the Final Friday of December and of 2017! 

New Year's Eve Events

December 31 at 9 AM - 12 PM
Winakwa Community Centre
980 Winakwa Road, Wpg, MB  R2J 1E7
Tickets At The Door

Winakwa's New Year's Eve Pancake Breakfast
Kids' Activities! Outdoor Skating! Face Painting!!

December 31 at 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Gracie Winnipeg - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 181 Stradbrook Avenue, Wpg, MB  R3L 0J4

Karma Class for CancerCare
Let's join together and bring in 2018 with the intention of hope and healing. Adonation based class with all proceeds going directly to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. 

Club Regent Casino, 1425 Regent Avenue West, Wpg, MB  R2C3B2

Jag’s Restaurant
3pm — 11pm - New Year’s Eve Menu - Dinner Buffet 
$29.74 Club Card Member / $34.99 Non-Member - Plus taxes

Toukie’s Lounge
4pm–9pm - 3-Course New Year’s Eve Menu
$25.46 Club Card member / $29.95 Non-member - Plus taxes

New Year's Eve - Party Like An Egyptian
Centre Bar Evening Dance Party

December 31, SEATING TIMES: 5:30, 5:45, 6:00, 9:30, 10:00
Mon Ami Louis, 50 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 3J2
$65 adult / $25 children
Call (204) 942-1090 ext. 228 or

Chef Luc Jean will prepare a special menu! Enjoy the best French-inspired starters and entrees in the city with a gorgeous view of the fireworks at The Forks. 
All entrees come with bread, soup, salad, and dessert. 
Enjoy a tasty cocktail at the bar, where you can order champagne to ring in 2018.
Kids are also invited! We'll be preparing delicious house-made pizzas for them.

December 31 at 6 PM - 3 AM
St. Nicholas Tavelich Parish - Winnipeg, 2688 Main Street, Wpg, MB  R2V4T2
Tickets $50 (before Dec 18) / $60 after, $30 kids 7-13 / children 6 and under free.
Zdenka Brnjas 204-228-6476, Mate Rendulic 204-296-6283, Joso Zizic 204-694-9017, 
Ivanka Garic 204-955-4326 and Fr. Marko 204-339-3264.
To reserve a table please contact Father Marko at

New Year’s Eve celebration with a live band from Croatia “Duo Gušti” to entertain us for the evening. Supper will be home cooked and provided by our lovely community women. Also included is a late night snack.
Doors open at 6:00pm, Buffet dinner at 7:00pm.
We will also have a late lunch and champagne after midnight.

December 31 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Champlain Community Centre, 282 Niverville Avenue, Wpg, MB  R2H 3G2
Donations accepted at the door

A family-friendly New Years Eve Party! Ice skating, gym sports and games, bouncy castles (for older and younger kids), performance artists, face-painting, campfire, fully-stocked canteen and BBQ, Fireworks show and more! Canteen and BBQ items are cash sales.
December 31 - Buffet from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Assiniboia Downs, 3975 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E9
$49.95 (plus taxes and gratuties) Tickets at the Office or call 204-885-3330

Assinboia Downs Ballroom transforms into a sparkling winter wonderland for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance. Nu Frequency will deliver an irresistible repertoire of today’s and yesterday’s best party songs. 
DJ, Music & Light show by Nu Frequency
Hosted by Tom & Kerri, Morning Show host at 94.3 The Drive
Awesome door prizes plus chances to play a free VLT game for cash prizes!
Party Favours / Dancing until 2:00 a.m.
Buffet features eight delicious food stations

December 31 at 8 PM - 2 AM
Essence event centre Winnipeg, 2100 McPhillips Street, Wpg, MB  R2V 3T9
Advance tickets $30 at the hotel desk 2100 McPhillips, 
online or by calling 204-694-7469
18+  Buy 3 tickets and get the 4th ticket FREE up to including Boxing Day! 

Harlequin Rockin New Years Eve
Wreckin So will open the show!
Tickets include party favours and a social style late lunch.

December 31, Doors at 9pm / Show at 10pm - 2 AM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$25 advance tickets at Music Trader, The Good Will and ticketfly
18+ w/ valid ID  

New Year's Eve with Cash Grab and DJs Co-op & Hunnicutt 
You know Cash Grab. They throw wild parties, cover all your favourite songs, 
and feature members of Attica Riots and Bullrider. Free bubbly at midnight! 
Come early for complimentary snacks from Have a Nice Day!

January 1, 2018 at 9 AM - 2 PM
Union Gospel Mission Winnipeg, 320 Princess St., Wpg, MB  R3C 2X4

New Years (Christmas) Street Dinner
Chapel and Meal served between 11:00am & 1:00pm
Food Needed: Turkey, potatoes, frozen veggies, pies and juice
Volunteers needed: 9:00am to 12:30pm or 10:30am to 2:00pm
Contact Rosanne 204-943-9904 ext. 226

January 1, 2018 at 9 AM - 10 AM
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N5

Polar Bare Run 2018
A fun, free, unsupported run held each year. The idea is to show up dressed with as little as possible to ring in the New Year. The run starts at one end of the loop at the formal gardens in Assiniboine Park. It's a short run around the loop back to the start.

December 1, 2017

Operation Red Nose l CARE Cat Program l Christmas Concerts l Oak Hammock Events l Christmas Sales l Winter Wonderland Hafla l Holiday Movies l Manitoba Geocaching Events l Holiday Parties l Comedy Showcase l Christmas Eve Service l New Year’s Eve Parties l Celebrate at Times Change(d) l January Break Workshops l Art Exhibition & Sale l Beer & Botany

Operation Red Nose operates across Canada during the Christmas holiday season, offering party-goers a free, safe ride home.

The service, which runs on Friday and Saturday nights (Saturday and Sunday for New Year's Day) in Winnipeg, is free but donations are accepted and forwarded to local community organizations.

Those in Winnipeg who want the service can call 204-947-6673 (NOSE).
A team of 3 Red Nose volunteers will pick you up and drive you in your own vehicle to the destination of your choice, for free.

CARE Cat Community Outreach Program
To make an appointment please call our office at 204-421-7297

We have openings for low income residents of the City of Winnipeg for $5 cat spaying and neutering, thanks to the "We Are Here For The Animals, We Are Here For You" program, a partnership between CARE, The Winnipeg Humane Society and Winnipeg Animal Services.
Funding comes from the FixIt grant, money raised from City of Winnipeg cat licensing.
Sorry, we cannot fit in cats from outside the city.
C.A.R.E. (Cat Advocacy Rescue & Education) is a nonprofit organization that works to spay/neuter stray and owned cats of low income families within the City of Winnipeg.

Christmas Concerts

December 8 & 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Irish Club of Manitoba, 654 Erin Street
Free, but donations are always welcome 
RSVP to Alan at 204-475-1493

Noson Carolau 2017 - The Welsh Society of Manitoba-Cymdeithas Gymreig will get an early start on the festive season with an evening of merriment. The choir is working up some pieces, there will be a cash bar and goodies.
2018 memberships are still $15. They will go up to $20 at the end of the year.
December 10 -  Doors open at 6:00pm | Show starts at 7:00pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street
Tickets are $20

Folklorama Talent member Brady Academy Winnipeg is inviting you to "An Irish Christmas Concert". Enjoy performances from Brady Academy Canada and Tom McDermot!

1 Snow Goose Bay, Oak Hammock Marsh, MB R0C 2Z0
(204) 467-3300 or email: 

December 14 - 7 p.m.
Astronomy Night - Winter Constellations 
Get to know Orion and other famous winter constellations as we prepare for the winter solstice! Admission: $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
December 16 - 7:45 a.m. 
Christmas Bird Count
Pre-registration required by December 13.
The fee is $5 plus admission to the Centre.
December 17 - 1 p.m. 
Birding Hour - Colour Abnormality
Join Paula Grieef as she discuss the various colour abnormalities in birds.
Workshop fee: $6 plus admission
December 26 
Winter Family Fun Day
Strap on some snowshoes and explore the marsh or skate around on cattail pond (depending on ice condition). 
Bake some bannock over the open fire then warm up with a hot chocolate in our Café.
December 28, 29 and January 3, 4 and 5 
Winter Camp for Kids

Enjoy winter by joining us for a frosty good time at winter camp!
Activities may include snowshoeing, bannock baking, winter games and more. 
This camp has both indoor and outdoor components and is sure to please!
For ages 6 to 9. Runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 

Christmas Sales

December 16 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Crock A Doodle, 1765 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y1V8
$30.00+taxes  Register online or by calling 204-488-7665. Pre-payment is required.

Shop and Drop Night - drop your wee elves with us and we will take care of them and keep them creatively busy while you get a few things done on your own! We will provide snacks, drinks and supervision while they decorate 3 flat ornaments of their choice.
December 17 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Greendell Community Centre, 75 Woodlawn Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 2P3
Free Entry

7 Days til Christmas craft sale
Come grab some last minute holiday goodies! Door Prizes!

December 16 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Kildonan Karate, 1115 Henderson Hwy., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 1L4

Winter Wonderland Hafla 2017
Open to all / family friendly / Children under 10 free with an adult
$5 with something for the Potluck (message what you are bringing) / $10 if not 
You can also drop off a new unwrapped toy/ food/ clothing donation.

A hafla hosted by a dancer involves Middle Eastern music, dancers taking turns performing, and some open-floor dancing for everyone to get up and enjoy the music.
Show & Trunk Sale: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm ($5/$10)
2 pm - 4:30 pm Workshop: Modern and belly Dance Fusion ($20 in advance, $25 day of)
Performances, demonstrations, music, food, door prizes, raffle baskets, and trunk sale!

All proceeds go to: Siloam Mission 
Toy Mountain (Salvation Army) 
Miss J. La's Fur Babies Cat Cafe, 1099 Kingsbury Ave., Wpg, MB R2P 2P9

Holiday Movies
The Metropolitan, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
Just before you settle in for the movie, we will bring you complimentary hot buttered popcorn and refresh your beverages. 
At intermission we serve coffee and dessert to your table. 

December 17 at 11 AM
Adult $25 / Senior (55+) $15 / Children (4-10) is $10.00 plus taxes 
Available at or The MET Box Office at 204.594.9494

The Metropolitan is proud to present our Dinner & Movie Holiday Program featuring the classic movie, Elf and our Signature Met Buffet. 
Doors will open at 11:00am and the movie starts at 1:00pm. 

Our Holiday Brunch Buffet opens at 11:00am and will be available until 7:00pm. 
December 19 Doors will open at 5:00pm and the movie starts at 7:00pm
Ticket or The MET Box Office at 204.594.9494
Adult $38 / Senior (55+) $22 / Children (4-10) $14 - plus taxes 

The Metropolitan is proud to present our Dinner & Movie Holiday Program featuring the classic movie It's A Wonderful Life and our Signature Met Buffet, 5 pm - 7 pm. 
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

December 19 at Doors at 7:15 PM / Show at 8:00 - 10 PM
Tickets $10 through The Park Theatre, Music Trader and online  

It just wouldn’t feel like Christmastime without a screening of the holiday favourite, Die Hard. Come and join us for a very Die Hard party! Dressing up is encouraged!

Set during Christmas time in Los Angeles, Willis stars as New York cop John McClane, who is in town to visit his estranged wife. Little does he know that she, along with her fellow employees, are being held hostage at a work party by a group of terrorists led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). McClane disregards the orders of the authorities and tries to take down the band of terrorists himself.

Manitoba Geocaching Association Events

December 18 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Ye's Buffet, 616 St. James Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 3J5
Ticket Information
Buffet will be $25.99 +tax for dinner (drinks extra)

Ugly Sweater X-Mas Party 2017 by Jesterphox 
Again we are going with the Ugly Christmas Sweater theme!
Come on out with your worst/best one you can find/make and enjoy a fun night.
There will be few prizes and a gift exchange. 
If you wish to partake in the fun please bring a gift, no more that $20.
December 31 at 1 PM - 1:30 PM
Garden City Shopping Centre, 2305 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 3E1

MBGA's last call coffee event of 2017
January 1, 2018 at 12 PM - 2 PM
Assiniboine Park Duck Pond, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kick off 2018 with a snowman, a smiley, and caching friends!
It's the third annual Do You Wanna Build a Snowman event!
Two years ago we got together to make Olaf a Happy snowman. We did it again last year and included Skating, Sledding and a nice warm Shelter. Bundle up your toes and bundle up your tots. Bring your hot coffee or hot chocolate!
Siloam Mission has a high demand for socks, specifically men's socks. So this year we are asking for sock donations (new socks, not used).

Holiday Parties

December 21 at 8 PM - 11 PM
X-Cues Cafe & Lounge, 551 Sargent Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3b 1W4

Let's gather together and celebrate the Winter Solstice!
Winnipeg's Allstar band the Manitobandits are back, with Mahogony Frog.
Dance party to follow by Shtanky Shanty Claus.
December 22 at 11 AM - 1 PM
Nest Family Centre & Store, 667 Stafford St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2X7

Join us for our Annual Holiday Party, enjoyable for the whole family! Everyone is welcome to the FREE party filled of good cheer and even better company! Donations to Winnipeg Harvest and You Can't Spoil a Baby will be accepted and appreciated!
December 28 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lindenwoods Community Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K5

The 5th Annual Holiday Zumba & Dinner Party with Yvonne's Fitness 
Zumba for a cause for 2 hours to your favourite Zumba routines with Yvonne, Christy and Roberto and then enjoy dinner (tons of food), prizes and fun!
December 29 at 8 PM - 11 PM
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3

Happy 15th Birthday, Outside Joke! Please join us in celebrating our Crystal Anniversary! We're throwing a show-party, and we'd love to have you there. Stuck somewhere between puberty and going grey, Outside Joke

December 22, Doors 8:00 / Show 9 PM - 11:30 PM
Tickets $10 from The Park Theatre, Music Trader, online, or from the comics

This is our seventeenth Winnipeg Comedy Showcase! This is no open mic, there are no amateurs here. Hosted by Jared Story. Check out the line-up: Ben Walker, Ashley Burdett, Mike Green, Florence Spence, Angie St. Mars and local sketch group HUNKS.

December 24
Springs Church Winnipeg, 595 Lagimodiere Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 3X2
Kid Friendly / Free Admission

Come join us for our special 1-hour Christmas Eve Service at 10:30am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Invite friends and bring the whole family to this festive event with carols, the Christmas story and more! 

New Year's Eve Parties

December 31 - Doors open 8 PM
La Roca, 155 Smith Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1J7

Complimentary appetizers & champagne. 
Kitchen is closed.
December 31 at 9 PM - 3 AM
Korona Restaurant, 1030 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2K7
Book your tickets today ! Call 204-594-4368  Adult and children tickets available.

Another great New Year's Eve party at KOPOHA Banquet Hall! 
Full of entertainment and surprises! Great food and drinks! 
December 31, Doors 9:00pm / 10 PM - 3 AM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $39.99 in advance at The Park Theatre, Music Trader and online
Includes food, champagne, balloon drop, light show, and great live music

Nothing says New Year’s Eve like an Epic Era party. We take one of our favourite decades and we bring you the music, the clothing, and all of the fun that goes along with it. This year we are bringing you the poppy goodness of the 90’s with NSYNC vs Spice Girls.
First Music Set 10:00 / Food Served 11:00 / Champagne and Balloon drop Midnight 
December 31 at 8 PM - 2 AM
South Winnipeg Community Centre, 1885 Chancellor Drive, Wpg, MB R3T 4C4

Roxanne & Dal's New Year's Eve Masquerade Social, hosted by We the People: Global
Come and join our favourite couple and ring in the new year! 
An elegant masquerade evening! Come join us in costume! 
Incredible prizes and tons of surprises. Mouth watering hot late night snack. 
Countdown to midnight with a complimentary flute of champagne. 
December 31 at 5 PM - 12 AM
Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Parish, 460 Munroe Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2K 1H4
tickets $45 for adults, $30 for youth, $100 for family package 
Mike 204-663-5363 / parish office 204-667-8866 / Linda 204-586-8057

Family Zabava New Year's Eve 2017 Dinner & Dance
5:30 cocktails, 7pm dinner,featuring roast beef, cash bar, party favours
Music by The Ukrainian Oldtimers

Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club234 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A8

December 31, Doors: 8:30 PM / Show: 10:00 PM (ends at 2:00 AM)

New Year's Eve with The Perpetrators
Free champagne at midnight as always. 
Anniversary Weekend
Jan 5 - The D.Rangers, Romi Mayes and Chris Carmichael ($10)
Jan 6 - Andrew Neville and the Poor Choices, Vince Andrushko Trio ($10)
Jan 7 - Jam hosted by Big Dave McLean ($5)

Celebrating 17 years as Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, as well as 30 years since the opening of the Times Change Cafe by our very good friend Bev Banks. 
We've apparently had a lotta livin' to do, and we've done it together!

January 2 - 5, 2018
Aurora Farm, 4265 Waverley St, Winnipeg, MB R3V 1W8, Canada
Please email or call 204-261-6279 to register

January Break Workshops

January 2, 1-4pm
$25 for parent/grandparent and child + $5 for additional family member

Natural Care Products for Families
We'll make lip balm, poured and carved goat milk soap, hand sanitizer, healing salve and some hot tea drinks. 
January 3, 10am-2pm
$25 for parent/grandparent and child + $5 for additional family member

Family Farm Experience Day
Milk the goats by hand, collect some eggs from the hen house, feed that alpacas, and brush the horses. Then we’ll head into the kitchen to make ourselves a nourishing home-grown stew and fresh bannock. Our afternoon activity will be to card alpaca fleece and make a felted alpaca soap bar and a pin with our favourite Aurora Farm critter.
January 3, 6pm-10pm
$50 Plus materials. 

Make your own designer batch of goat milk soap
One batch of soap which will cut to approximately 24, 110gr bars is $25 base price plus 60 mls of essential oils which you may purchase at wholesale price from Aurora Farm or Hollow Reed Holistic on Corydon Ave. 
Cutting and picking up of the soap will be the following day from 6-7pm.
January 4, 7-10pm
$45 per person + $20 materials cost

Make Your Own Natural Make-up
Leave with your own final products tweaked to your skin tone and preference. At the end of the evening we'll create and enjoy Aurora Farm's Goat-Milk facial, Rose Toner and Rose Night Cream.
Friday January 5, 1-4pm
$25 for parent/grandparent and child + $5 for additional family member

Family Fun with Alpaca Felt
Visit with Aurora Farm alpacas in our barn, then come in by the fireside to learn all about alpaca fleece. We'll make a felted soap bar, a toy ball, a felted drawing,
January 5, 7pm - 10pm
$50 includes all materials

Cheese and Crackers
Learn how to make chèvre, ricotta and feta cheeses and design your own crackers! 

January 5, 2018 – January 16, 2018
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4

99 Pieces of ART on the Wall, Art Exhibition & Sale
Opening: January 5, 7-10pm, 
Additional Hours, Jan 7-16, 3pm, Tues to Friday, 12-6pm; Sat 12-5pm

This fun-playful exhibition features 34 cre8ery artist members in different mediums: acrylics, mixed media, drawings, digital paintings, photography, watercolour, pencil, monoprints, pen/ink, & ceramics. Pieces range from 5″ x 7″ to 20″x20″. 
As the song goes, there are 99 them to start. Once a piece sells, it is packaged up and given to the buyer. See something you like? act fast, it may not be there long! 
Cash, cheque, credit card accepted   All works are priced $20-$200

January 7, 2018 at 2 PM - 4 PM
PEG Beer Co., 125 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0M1
$35+ tax= $39.55 includes bowl, rocks, soil & 3 plants.
Food and beverages not included in ticket 

Beer & Botany
2PM January 7th PEG Beer Co.
7PM January 16th Bouchée Boucher
7PM Janaury 24th Across The Board Game Café

Grab a beer (or wine/cocktails/coffee/tea!) and some food - and join us to make a terrarium to take home! 
How to Register - your spot is booked when you pay!
in person -- Freshcut Downtown in Portage Place
phone 204-943-6514 or email 

November 17, 2017

Comedy l Victorian Christmas l Chili bowl fundraiser l McNally Robinson l Giving Events l Playboyz l Christmas Events & Holiday Music l Romi Mayes’ Songwriters l Paws for the Season l Suicide Intervention l Grief Seminars l Photoshop l Art City Benefit l Jeff Monk Fundraiser l Cooking Vegan l 8 X 10 Draw & Party l Exposed

Every Thursday at 8pm to December 28
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2

Open Mic Comedy - Hosted by Mike Green
No Cover

November 30 – December 2
Lower Fort Garry National Site, 5925 Hwy 9, St Andrews, MB R1A 4A8
Tickets and information:

The Big House will be decked out for a Victorian Christmas and New Year’s celebration.
Homes for the Holidays is non-profit group that features a house and heritage tour within the City of Selkirk, the rural municipalities of St. Clements, and St. Andrews.
All proceeds are donated to the Nova House Women’s Shelter and the Homes for All Fund. 
December 1 – December 2
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1

Chili bowl fundraiser and DIY-fest 2017
Bowls and cups by our members and local artisans for sale filled with homestyle chili, cider or hot chocolate.
Each grab bag is guaranteed a handmade ceramic piece, tickets for the big prize draws, and a variety of other lovely goodies!
Live music will be playing and snacks will be served.
You can paint ornaments, personalize bone china using china paints, create Christmas cards with a plethora of craft materials.

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

Chenoa McKelvey
Friday December 1, 8:30 pm

Doug Edmond
Saturday December 2, 8:30 pm

Joy Diamond Trio
Friday December 8, 8:30 pm
Acoustic Jazz/R&B/Pop/Blues

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday December 9, 8:30 pm

Brittany Barber & Bert Johnson Duo
Friday December 15, 8:30 pm

Saturday December 16, 8:30 pm

Niall Cade Trio
Friday December 22, 8:30 pm

Lizanne Lachance
Saturday December 23, 8:30 pm
Vocal Jazz

December 7 at 7 PM - 8 PM
Join us for the launch of Green Blankstein Russell: An Architectural Legacy written by Jeffrey Thorsteinson (architectural historian) and Brennan Smith (art historian).

Community Giving Events

December 1 and 2 - Holiday Alley Celebration
December 2 at 3 p.m. - Auction for Homes for All (Selkirk & District Community Foundation)

Six shacks, which can double as a garden shed, were built and painted by Selkirk students and artists as a fundraiser. The shacks will be displayed on Manitoba Avenue East during the city’s Holiday Alley celebration and auctioned on Dec. 2.
The two-day street festival includes music, dance, an arts and craft market, chili cook-off and street portraits. There will beer and scotch tasting for adults and hot chocolate tasting for children at Roxi’s Uptown Café and On the Rocks Bar. Learn more at 
December 2, 12 pm to December 3, 12 pm
Orioles Valour Community Centre, 444 Burnell Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Cycle Of Giving 24 hour kids bike building marathon is bringing volunteer mechanics together to build over 300 bicycles for kids in need. Salvaged and donated used bicycles are turned into holiday dreams come true. To donate or volunteer e-mail Jon at or visit 
December 2 at 10 AM - 12 PM
The Cube! Old Market Square, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Chase the Chill 2017 Scarf Distribution
Come join us to hang beautiful handmade scarves! We will have extra tags to tag your scarves. Celebrating the art and beauty of knitting and crocheting, building community, generating positive interest in a location, and sharing with others.
Anyone can participate in any part of the process. You can knit or crochet a scarf, donate yarn or come help us as we hang the scarves on the first Saturday in December.
December 7 – December 8, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
HSC_Winnipeg, (Purple Bear Zone, Level 1), 700 William Avenue, Wpg, MB R3E 1B2
Free Admission

HSC Christmas Pop-up Market - Shop small this holiday season with great local vendors, handmade crafts, gifts, cookie tables and more!
December 7, Doors open at 6pm, show 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM
S.P.L.A.S.H. Child Care Inc.,233 McKenzie St, Wpg, MB R2W 4Z2
Tickets are $12, Rush Seating

Splash is heading to Rumors for some laughs. 
Come join us and help us reach our yearly fundraising goal at the same time! 
The comedian is Eliot Chang

December 2, Doors – 8 pm / Meet and greet – 9 pm / Showtime – 9:45 pm - 11:30 PM
Lipstixx, 1105 Arlington, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg Ladies Night F/Playboyz - Ice Breaker Tour
The Playboyz are Canada’s premier and most popular dance revue
A fast paced show, Energetic, Exciting and Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Similar themed action like the movie – Magic Mike

Christmas Events & Holiday Music

December 2 at 2 PM - 6 PM
Boonstra Farms, MB 67 & MB7, Stonewall, Manitoba R0C 2Z0

Live Nativity · Hosted by New Life Church - Stonewall, MB
Meet live animals, have a hayride, warm up by the bonfire, and enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie. You can also visit the village market and experience the wonder of meeting baby Jesus in the manger. This event is a free gift to you from New Life Church.
December 9 at 7 PM - 10 PM
The Stone and Cornerstone Baptist Church, 505 Oakview Avenue, Wpg, MB R2K 0S8

Our annual Christmas music extravaganza featuring great local talent. We've got the songs of the season covered, with styles ranging from traditional to folk to blues and rock. 
Come and join us!
December 10 at 1:30 PM - 5 PM
Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 2W4
For tickets, Contact or 204-832-1494   by December 3
$10 adults, $5 children (6 years+), free for children 5 years and under

The Sankta Lucia Pageant
Don’t miss the parade of beautiful Lucia, followed by dancing around the Christmas tree.
Doors open at 1:30pm with the Lucia Pageant starting at 2pm.
Come enjoy open-faced sandwiches, Glogg, Lucia Buns and Pepparkakka
There'll also be a homemade bake sale, craft sale and raffle. 
December 10
Westminster Church745 Westminster Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1A5

Christmas Festival with the Phil · Hosted by Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir
Featuring Guest Artists and Wes Elias, organ
With Guest Choirs
Winnipeg Girls’ Choir under Tricia Penner (3pm)
Winnipeg Boys’ Choir under Carolyn Boyes and Spencer Duncanson (7pm)
We are excited to debut a commissioned piece by John Greer, as well as honouring the Festival’s winners and graduates. 
December 9 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1

Yuga Yuga Ridma: Live in Concert 
Sri Lankan Association of Manitoba is very excited to be hosting the RIDMA Musical Show, featuring performances by Indrani Perera, Visharadha Deepika Priyadarshini
Nirosha Virajini and Uresha Ravihari
Live music by the renowned Music Director Samantha Perera.
December 10 at 8 PM - 11 PM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Tickets $25  Ticketmaster and Winnipeg Folk Festival, 203-211 Bannatyne Ave.
Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! brings together an eclectic mix of Parkdale-dwelling baristas and suburban moms and dads for stirring, frequently viral performances.

Nobu Adliman and Daveed Goldman, the founders, take a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. Just show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love. The group has performed with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara, and Rufus Wainwright, and onstage at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall with the likes of Debbie Harry and The Flaming Lips.
December 13 and 20 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Johnston Terminal At The Forks, 2 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets call 204-989-9630 or online
$25+GST for adults 12+ / $14+GST for kids under 12
Group rates of 10+ adults are available.

Christmas Lights Sightseeing Tour
While listening to Christmas carols, see the Christmas Lights at the Legislative Building and the Camels that stand across from it. We’ll slowly drive down Candy Cane Lane, Polar Bear Alley, and Nutcracker Street. Try to win some festive prizes!

Tours start and end from the Travel Manitoba Information Centre at the Forks Market. Seats must be booked in advance and are non-refundable.
Please note the motor coach we have for this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

December 3, Doors 7:00 / Show 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $10 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader and online

Romi Mayes’ annual Songwriters Extravaganza is back for the fifth time!
There is an impressive list of songwriters for the night, some returning favourites and some new faces! This year the line-up includes: Kevin Hogg (Bright Righteous), 
Stefanie Blondal Johnson (Mise En Scene), Jamie Buckboro (The Honeysliders), 
Grant Davidson (Slow Leaves), Keri Latimer (Leaf Rapids), JD Edwards, 
Bobby Desjarlais (Attica Riots), Robert Allan Wrigley (Double The Trouble), 
Smoky Tiger (Manitobandits), Dan Scramstad (The Deeds), Elise Roller (Solhounds), 
Patrick Alexandre, Johannes Lodewyks (Noble Thiefs), Andrina Turenne (Chic Gamine), 
Jaxon Haldane (D.Rangers), Micah Erenberg, Jess Rae Ayre (Sweet Alibi), 
Kieran West (Kieran West & His Buffalo Band)

December 3 at 12 PM - 4 PM
Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0R3
Free Admission

Join the Winnipeg Humane Society for our 6th Paws for the Season Craft & Bake Sale.
Visit with Santa! Tree Lighting Ceremony at 2PM!
A great variety of crafters and some baking made by our volunteers and staff members. Please bring a gift to leave under the holiday tree for our animals. You can also purchase a gift from our Gift Shop. 
All proceeds raised go to WHS animals!

To participate in the Craft Sale, donate baking or to donate new items please email Donations may qualify for a tax receipt.

December 4 – December 5
Macdonald Youth Services (MYS), 175 Mayfair Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0A1

Workshop: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. Information and registration form:,article/175/workshops-on-suicide-intervention-in-fall-2017

Grief Seminars

Palliative Manitoba offers monthly grief seminars. Palliative Manitoba recruits experts in the field to speak on relevant topics associated with grief. Staff and experienced bereavement volunteers are available at all grief seminars to provide supplementary support.
Free Admission / Open to the general public

December 5 at 12 PM - 1 PM
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Wpg, MB R3K 1W3
The Holidays Can Be a Difficult Season
December 12 at 7 PM - 8 PM
Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3V7
I'm Not in the "Holiday" Mood

December 5 – December 7
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 100 Arthur St # 300, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
To sign up or call: 204-949-9134 ext. 108 or visit our office.
For more information: the Education Manager at

Intro to Photoshop, InDesign + Illustrator with Nicole Shimonek
Participants will use basic design relationships to combine various elements to produce print ready documents. This workshop will go through process and tools of working in Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. 
Participants should bring drawing supplies and photos with them to the class. 

Nicole Shimonek has an MFA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design (UK) and a BFA from the University of Manitoba (CA). Her work has been in a number of exhibitions. 

December 7 at 8 PM - 1 AM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$10 tickets will be available at The Good Will

A Benefit Concert For Art City
Everybody's favourite drop-in art centre for children recently went through a rough patch. Crowdfunding and community support has made a huge difference but is not sustainable.
We're having a night of great music (with silent auction and player's choice raffle prizes) so it won't happen again! Musical talent includes:
Riel Gentlemen's Choir
Dirty Catfish Brass Band
JD Edwards
MacTague & MacAnallen
To donate to the silent auction and raffle prizes email

December 8 at 8 PM - 2 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

Jeff Monk Fundraiser Shindig with Mohair Sweets & Guests
Hosted by Hefty Jay
Fundraiser to raise funds for Jeff Monk for his expenses to aid in paying for his natural Cancer treatments. For more information please visit

December 10 – December 11
Mary Jane's Cooking School, 252 Arlington St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G1Y8  

Vegan Cooking Classes: Holiday Treats · Hosted by Ashley Wood
One of the hardest things to learn with a vegan diet is how to bake without butter and eggs. I will I'll cover the basics of vegan baking, share tricks I've learned to transform any recipe into vegan success and guide you through three delicious holiday dessert recipes perfect for any party for family gathering.

December 13 – December 16
PLATFORM centre, 100 Arthur St., Suite 121, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
PLATFORM accepts cash, cheques and all major credit cards

PLATFORM is excited to announce this year’s annual 8 X 10 Draw and Party fundraiser!
The gallery will be open for preview Dec. 13-15 from 12-7 PM and Dec. 16 from 12-5 PM 
The party and draw takes place December 16 from 7-12, with the draw at 8 PM
There will music and refreshments available before, during and after the draw. 

All proceeds go towards supporting PLATFORM’s programming and outreach initiatives. Every ticket guarantees an artwork, generously donated by artists. When your ticket is drawn, your name is called out and you select a work of art from the wall.
A few of the artists include: Kristina Banera, Kristiane Church, Meganelizabeth Diamond, Ashley Gillanders, Robert Lowe, Craig Love, John Patterson, Alvin Luong, 
Diana Thorneycroft, sophia bartholomew, Phomohobes, Alyssa Bornn, Chai Duncan, 
Ho Tam, Brian Hunter, Chantal Mireau, Rhayne Vermette, Jen Loewen, 
Maegan Hill-Carroll, and Erin Josephson-Laidlaw.
Lisa Stinner-Kun Artwork Raffle | 16 December | 9:30 PM 
Lisa’s "Tyndall Stone No. 5" will be raffled to raise funds for PLATFORM’s initiatives. 
Tickets $20 each. To purchase visit the gallery or online

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, 102-329 Cumberland Ave, Wpg, MB R3B 1T2

AANM: Exposed – a series of performances and exhibits by professional artists with disabilities.
Submission deadline is DECEMBER 15, 2017
Email to submit or for info
Video, sound, and performance art are not accepted for this call.

Whether you are an artist with a disability or an artist who creates work around the discourse of disability, we want you to apply. 

We will be hosting a second curated show. The work will be exhibited for approximately two to three months. These selected works will be for sale and we will be asking for 15% commission. Revenue generated will assist us in further developing our organization.