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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.

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