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September 1, 2017

Sarasvàti Events l Elliott BROOD l Cave Singers l Nickelback Tour l Friday Fun Night l Austra l Tamara Roshka l David Marshall l Feminist Dance Party l Clothing & Toy Sale l Walk/Run for Wildlife l Etsy Market l Autumn Bliss l AIDS Walk l Wire-wrapped Rings l Winnipeg Art Gallery Events

September 16 – September 23
Asper Center for Theatre & Film, 400 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2017: Coming of Age, the 15th annual festival of life-changing plays by women for everyone, featuring award-winning writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote, an interactive experience with The Human Library™, renowned Canadian playwright Judith Thompson along with the Mulgrave Road Theatre production of her play Watching Glory Die, and the usual extra readings, workshops and opening cabaret.

FemFest 2017: Readings and Workshop Productions - Along with feature plays, FemFest celebrates female playwrights with readings, workshops and a roster full of fun events. 

New Beginnings
Get a sneak peek of Sarasvàti Productions’ next community-based project as professional artists team up with new arrivals to Canada in an exchange of stories, music and dance.
September 18, 9 PM
Kit and Joe by Jessy Ardern, Winner of the FemFest 2016 Bake-Off.
Directed by Krista Jackson
September 19, 7 PM
Grounded Heroes by Carrie Costello, Frances Koncan, and Cherissa Richards
For audiences age 6 and up 
September 18, 7 PM
Bake-Off Coordinated and directed by Cairn Anne Moore
In partnership with the Manitoba Association of Playwrights
We challenge five playwrights with a list of ingredients and eight hours to cook up their own theatrical feasts! Performed by: Ian Bastin, Lorraine James, Christina Heather, Danielle Savage and Joshua Ranville
September 23, 7 PM 
One Night Stand, coordinated by Tatiana Carnevale, gives playwrights the opportunity to test their work. Featuring Judith Thompson, Sharon Bajer, Columpa Bobb, Ginny Collins, Tricia Cooper and Primrose Madayag Knazan 
September 17 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

Tomboy Survival Guide is the music and story-driven collaboration of award-winning writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote, the drummer and percussionist Sal Zori, the baselines of Pebbles Willekes, and the tinkerings of trumpet player Alison Gorman.

September 19 at 8 PM - 11 PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

Elliott BROOD (Mark Sasso, Casey Laforet and Stephen Pitkin) is a three-piece Folk Rock Alt Country band based in Hamilton. Their brand of fuzzed-up roots music has always made for a captivating, and frenetic live performance. That energy has always translated onto the band’s five previous critically acclaimed records.

In 2013 the band won a Juno Award for their World War One inspired album “Days Into Years”. They've been nominated for five Juno awards. In 2012 the band was nominated for a Genie Award for their song “West End Sky” featured in the film Grown Up Movie Star. Fall 2017 will see the band release their sixth full-length studio album “Ghost Gardens”.

“Ghost Gardens” alludes to a phenomenon where abandoned perennial gardens continue to reappear year after year, despite their original caretakers' absence. The album began with the rediscovery of lost demo songs from a decade and a half earlier, the beginning of the bands career to be exact. Not often in life does a band get to step back in time to rediscover their lost younger selves and get to amend or alter that existence. 

September 20 at 8 PM - 11 PM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

The Cave Singers released two albums on both Matador and Jagjaguwar Records and began work on their fifth album, opting to coordinate the project themselves and financed the recording through a crowdfunding campaign which raised 116 percent of their goal, and the album, Banshee, was released in February 2016.

Forming a twangy, rootsy folk trio was probably the least surprising move Derek Fudesco could have made. The former bassist and founding member of the successful indie rock group Pretty Girls Make Graves picked up an acoustic guitar and formed the Cave Singers following PGMG’s demise, teaming up with vocalist Pete Quirk and drummer Marty Lund.

September 21, Doors 5:30pm / Show 6:00pm - 11:15pm
Bell MTS Place, 300 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
Tickets / All Ages / Reserved Seating

Nickelback Feed The Machine 2017 Tour
with special guests Cheap Trick and Shaman's Harvest

Multi-platinum, chart-topping rock band, Nickelback is set to hit the road this summer on the colossal headlining Feed The Machine Tour, with 44 dates across North America. 
Shaman’s Harvest will be seen on all dates. Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame icons, Cheap Trick, will be special guests for the western Canadian leg of the tour. 

Written by Nickelback and co-produced with Chris Baseford (Slash, Shinedown), “Feed The Machine” is a defiant rock anthem. Since forming in Alberta in 1995, globally celebrated, multi-platinum rock band Nickelback have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. Nickelback are Chad Kroeger (Lead Vocals, Guitars), Ryan Peake (Guitars, Backing Vocals), Mike Kroeger (Bass) and Daniel Adair (Drums, Backing Vocals). 

September 22 at 5 PM - 8 PM
Kid City, 550 Archibald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 0X4
$18 +gst Pre-registration is Wednesday before event 
$23 +gst Regular registration

Friday Fun Night * Admission * Supervision * Dinner * Craft *
801 Century Street (204) 772-9226
550 Archibald Street (204) 772-9000

September 22 at 8 PM - 11 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

Future Politics, Austra's third, and most ambitious album to date, calls for radical hope: "a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia," says Katie Stelmanis, who leads Austra with the support of Maya Postepski, Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak. 

Stelmanis wrote, produced and engineered the album, with Postepski adding production on half the tracks. Its haunting first single "Utopia" is heart-filling, irresistible pop. In Mexico Stelmanis was introduced "to a whole generation of Latin American producers who are mixing traditional folk music with techno beats… an underground revolution rooted in the preservation and celebration of Latin American indigenous cultures, and also Latin American independence from the USA, similar to what A Tribe Called Red is doing in Canada."

September 22 – September 27
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1
Free Admission / Kid Friendly / Parking at the side of the building

Opening Reception: September 22 at 7 pm.
Earth + Ice features illustration, mixed media paintings, acrylic paintings and photography highlighting abstract glacial ice and calming minimalistic pieces.
Tamara Roshka (nee Nathaniel) has had work shown all around Manitoba.
Private showings available only from September 25-27.
September 22 – October 3
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
Free Admission / Tuesday through Friday noon - 6 pm, Saturday noon - 5 pm

Glitch Note Opening Reception: September 22, 7 pm - 10 pm.  
Refreshments. The artist will be present. 
I use abstraction for the level of detail it allows. I employ text, calligraphy, and symbolism, for how specific and yet open ended it can be, which brings a wider range of experience to viewing. ~ David Marshall

September 23 at 8 PM - 1 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Tickets       18+

Sights & Sounds - 2nd Annual Feminist Dance Party
DJ Mama Cutsworth and special guests will host a feminist-inspired dance party combined with prominent local artists doing live-on-location art. 
All proceeds going to Women’s Health Clinic.

Order one of our "Nevertheless, we persist" t-shirts with your ticket. When you arrive at the event, your t-shirt will be waiting for you at our t-shirt table. 

September 23 at 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Minto Armoury, 969 St. Matthews Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0J7
Admission is free.   Open to the public.

MBFOM (The Multiples Association) is hosting their Used Clothing & Toy Sale. 
There will be a HUGE SELECTION of great quality children's items at fantastic prices. 
More than 100 vendors participating. Manitoba Families of Multiples - A Volunteer-driven organization - helping families of Multiples for multiple years.

September 23 at 8 AM - 12 PM
St.Vital Park, 190 River Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba

It's Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre’s 5th Annual Walk/Run for Wildlife Fundraiser! 
The money raised at this event goes directly to cover the cost of care for over 1500 wild patients PWRC admits each year. Please join us for a 5 Km Walk, 5 Km Run, or 10 Km Run followed by a pancake breakfast.
Meet and greet time with our Educational Ambassadors. 
Collect pledges either online or via our paper pledge sheet. 
Questions? Email us at or call 204-510-1855.

September 23 at 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Winnipeg, 1808 Wellington Ave, Wpg, MB R3H 0G3
Admission $3 with 50% of proceeds going to local arts charity.

Etsy Made in Canada Market starts off the fall market season as your one-stop shopping event for one of a kind gift-giving! Browse our carefully curated design and handcrafted goods made by over 50 local makers and artisans, including pottery, baby items, jewellery and accessories, home decor, body care, and art! Sellers please join our team on etsy
September 23 at 11 AM - 9 PM
Pop Up Weddings Manitoba Inc., 43 Tamarisk Cove, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 3W7

2017 Autumn Bliss Ceremony Package at Hotel Fort Garry
Celebrate this fall as Mr. & Mrs! Your beautiful, 90 minute pre-planned package includes everything you need to wed in style, at a price you can afford - starting at just $3,000! Let us provide the venue, ceremony styling & decor, bridal floral, photography, license, marriage commissioner and onsite coordination!
Call 204-781-9251 or email to see how great a wedding can be!

September 24 at 11:30 AM - 2 PM
Central Park, 400 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0J7

Scotiabank AIDS Walk Winnipeg
Hosted by Nine Circles Community Health Centre
For the last 30 years, the Scotiabank AIDS Walk has tied communities across Canada together in the fight against HIV/AIDS, raising money for programs and services and building awareness about HIV. People living with HIV are our friends, our families, our coworkers, our community. They’re from different parts of Manitoba.
Regardless of HIV status, we are all one community. We are all in this together.

September 26 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Jacobs Trading - Winnipeg1600 Regent Ave W #11, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3B5
Tickets / You can also pay in person at the store!

Basic Wire-wrapped Rings - make 3 - 4 different ring projects. No soldering or gluing is involved. Tegan Jacobs will guide you through the process of working with the wire, creating twists, curls and coils. 
Participants must be 12 years old and over.
We do not offer refunds, but we are able to transfer your credit to a future class. Email or call 204-801-2294 24 Hours before class for a transfer.
Please bring a printed copy of your ticket or download it on your phone!

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1

October 2 at 8 PM - 11 PM
2017 Flash Festival Opening Party

The WAG has partnered with FLASH once again to have a photographic group show up on the 4th floor. The show features one photo each of nearly all of the festival photographers, and will be up for all of October, but you can come by for the opening night bash and meet some of them. Cash Bar / Free Admission
October 7 at 7 PM - 11 PM
Tickets  Purchase before September 15 and be entered to win a Gift Pack.
Chocolate in Wonderland at the WAG · Hosted by Constance Popp Chocolates
Join us on an epic journey to experience chocolate and pastry-inspired food, drinks, chocolate dresses, music and performance. Live a sensory fantasy of chocolate set in a dreamscape inspired by Alice in Wonderland. We invite you to dress up!

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