December 31, 2018

Happy New Year!! Welcome 2019!

Happy Holidays, everyone.
Sending you and yours wishes for a happy year filled
with health, prosperity, love and loads of fun!

Thank you for visiting!
Hope to see you throughout 2019 ~

December 26, 2018

Art Exhibition & Sale l Casual Music Nights l CINDERELLA l Spiritual Events l West End Cultural Centre Events l International Dancing l Video Pool Workshops l Paint Night l S N O W F L A K E

January 4 - 15, 2019   8 Dates
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-5pm 
January 5 to January 15, 6pm 204-944-0809   

Opening Reception: January 4, 7-10pm
Doors open the public at 7pm sharp. All works are priced $250 and under.
This 99 Pieces of Art on the Wall is an art exhibition and sale that features the works of over 40 artists members. This show starts with 99 pieces. As they are sold they are removed from the exhibition just like the song “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall…”

This exhibition features a wide variety of works from realism to fantasy to abstract in a variety of mediums from acrylic and oil paintings to drawing, mixed media and sculpture. There is something for everyone. Please come and support our artists:
Adilia Cunha, Andrew Ross, Anna Araoz, Beverley Zimmerman, Carl Brownell,
Caroline Westendorf, Courtney Lynn (Smith), Dan Hawksworth, Erin EisBrenner,
Evelyn Falk, Faye Hall, Heather Craig, Heather Gillespie, Heather Little John,
Jackie Turnbull, Jennifer Hallick, Jennifer La Bella, Jill Booker, John Izzard,
Juanita Klassen, Kathleen Shellrude, Kristina Kauss, Lou Valcourt, Madison Graff
Maria Sharina Duhaylungsod, Marlene Roy, Norma Jones, Olivia Leader, Paul Sparling,
Patricia Best, Patricia Garrod, Rachelle Diddens, Rebecca Dupuis, Richard Webb,
Roberta Sparling, Robert Coulter, Roxane Nauboris, Sandra Dalton, Sarah Stevenson,
Sonya Topaz Joyal, Sue Hope, Suzanne Hunter, Valerie Peasey, Wilma Schroeder

Casual Music Nights

Anavets - John Osborn VC Unit #1300-1395 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0G3
$5.00 cover charge. Happy hour prices at the bar.

January 4, 8 PM – 11 PM

Pamela Martin and the VIBE - Live in the Clubroom
The Vibe is an acoustic rock trio, an"unplugged" version of the best hits by the great female singers like Sheryl Crowe, Melissa Etheridge, Joni Mitchell etc.
January 11, 8 PM – 11 PM
50/50 draw
Al Thomson - Northumbrian bagpipes, penny whistle, guitar and vocals
Dave Clement - guitar and vocals
These talented gentlemen perform Maritime music including Stan Rogers material plus a mix of traditional Irish & English folk tunes.
January 18, 8 PM – 11 PM
50/50 draw
Robert and Adelle Burton - Voice and 7 String Guitar Jazz
Quality music for quality people

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

January 18, 9 PM – 1 AM
Join us for a night of amazing music. The Secrets and Wakefyre are teaming up for a wild night. Opening the night is the very talented "House Handshake", followed by the amazing Ronnie Ladobrok and the Electric. 
January 19, Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00 PM – 11 PM
Tickets: $25
All Ages / General Admission
Kongos: 1929 Tour with special guests Fitness

January 19, 8 PM – 10:30 PM
Ship & Plough, 42 Centre Street, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0
$26 at the door l $22 in advance  
Mise en Scene - Winter Music Series 2018/19
All shows are Saturdays with an 8 pm start time.

January 6 and 7, 7:00 pm
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - plus some surprising new twists!

Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.

Spiritual Events

Sacred Places, 3000 St Mary's Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2N 4J6
Contact: Marci at or 204-299-7290
$44 each session   

January 8, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

As the child of Gaia (Mother Earth), we need to be feel connected to her and grounded. Grounding can make a difference in the way we walk in this world as it provides us with that firm and level intention.
Join Marci Sealey and Marion Josey Birch as they present the foundation of grounding and its purpose. Experience various techniques of grounding and come away with a method that resonates with your style, enabling you to incorporate healthy habits into your life.
January 22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Marci Sealey and Marion Joseph Birch collaborate and explore
the Art of Cutting Cords, Hooks and Healing. 
In relationships or interactions our energy can be the energy that can drain us. This is especially if the relationship is toxic, emotionally draining or abusive. Sometimes we feel obsessed with someone or we may feel disrupted by dreams or thoughts of them.

Ethereal cords can continue to bind you to that person, as the energy continues to flow back and forth as spiritual author Doreen Virtue said, “The etherized cord acts like a hose, with energy directed back and forth between two people”. This can happen even if you are no longer in the relationship.

If you recognize a draining feeling, from a workplace, obsessive thoughts or disruptive feelings that are wearing down your self esteem, perhaps this is the workshop for you. Or if you want to break contact with someone, this maybe your first step and organizing yourself to disengage with them.

Divine Clarity, 2071 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0K9

January 11, 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM
$5 including GST. Preregistration preferred

DC Spiritual Movie Night: What Dreams May Come
After Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams) dies in a car accident, he is guided through the afterlife by his spirit guide, Albert (Cuba Gooding Jr.). His new world is beautiful and can be whatever Chris imagines. But, when his wife, Annie (Annabella Sciorra), commits suicide and is sent to hell, Chris ignores Albert's warnings and journeys there to save her.
Includes: Movie, beverages (coffee, tea, water) and popcorn. 
January 17 and 18 - Basic - 6pm to 9pm
January 19 - Intermediate - 9am to 4pm
January 20 - Advanced - 9am to 4pm
$672 (includes GST) Tickets  
If you have attended Basic or Intermediate levels and wish to register for the next level, please contact Reception directly.

Integrated Energy Therapy Workshop, a powerful modality on its own, and a wonderful compliment to any other healing modality you are already practicing. It is also a wonderful place to begin your journey of healing yourself and others with the assistance of Angels. 

Each course will immerse you in a way that you will learn and integrate the teaching into your life.  Each level includes a manual and certificate, builds on the previous one, and is a prerequisite for the certification.

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

January 13, 8 PM – 11 PM
Martin Sexton with special guest Chris Trapper
January 12, 2 PM – 4 PM
This workshop is free of charge and open to all ages! 
To sign up or for info email, or call (204)783-6918

Inuktitut Songwriting with Kelly Fraser 
Originally from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, Kelly Fraser has performed across Canada, especially in the Arctic. Kelly uses her pain as inspiration to make art that can positively impact other native youths. She seeks to spread her messages of joy, healing, and cultural pride through a blend of traditional Inuit music and modern production.

Kelly sings and raps in both English and Inuktitut, seamlessly blending the two languages to make the music speak to both Inuit and Qallunaat (“southerners”).

Kelly teaches Inuktitut language lessons and songwriting, does cultural and motivational speaking, and helps to organize Nunavut Hitmakerz, a project which aims to give underprivileged Nunavummiut youth opportunities to learn creative expression and technical skills. 
January 18, 8 PM – 11 PM
$18 - General Admission / $25 - Mezzanine at
both Into The Music locations, the West End Cultural Centre box office

New Mistakes - Canada’s Terra Lightfoot 
Shot through with the guitarist-vocalist’s powerful, bluesy soul, vivid lyrics and ferocious six-string virtuosity, it’s an unforgettable outing. Lightfoot’s stunning, soulful voice powers her emotional wallops, belted out with nuclear swagger over the rock ’n’ soul grooves of “Hold You,” battling things out with a righteous Jake Clemons sax solo during its climax.
January 22, 8 PM – 11 PM
General Admission - $35 / Mezzanine - $40  Tickets  

Tanya Tagaq will be reading from her bestselling novel Split Tooth, and doing a Q&A.
After a short intermission she and her band will perform a full set.
Experimental vocalist and artist Tanya Tagaq won the Polaris Prize for best Canadian album in 2014, for Animism. Tagaq follows up Animism with Retribution, an even more musically aggressive, more aggressively political, more challenging, more spine tingling, more powerful masterpiece.

International Dance 

Jan 13 - Mar 31 / 12 Dates
NAfro Dance Productions, 109 Pulford Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1X8

Classes with Accalia:
Beginner Bellydance
Adventures in Choreography Workshop Series
Intermediate-Advanced Fusion Bellydance
DROP-INS are welcome except for the Workshop Series (full session registration only)

January 19, 7 PM – 9 PM
The Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Ave, Wpg, MB R3L 0C3

Courage & Curiosity: Dances From Around The World
Deep Roots Strong Dance presents Courage & Curiosity

Professional Performing Artists in Support of Kismet Creek Farm Animal Sanctuary, featuring: 
Aerialist Liz Cooper, Manohar Classical and Contemporary Indian Dancers, 
World Latin Dance Champion Shyanne Lalita, Jaguar African Dance, 
Professional Bellydancers from across Western Canada and more!
January 14 to 20
Roblin Park Community Centre, 640 Pepperloaf Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3R 1E8
Email our carnival director for more info

The 70th Roblin Park Winter Carnival!
Expect the usual big hits like Bingo Night, Fireworks and Bonfire Night, Adult Broomball Social and much more!
We will be hosting a house league hockey tournament for 5/6 and 7/8 teams. 

Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 100 Arthur St # 300, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

January 15, 6 PM – 9 PM
Fees: $60 member / $80 non-member
To sign up or call 204-949-9134 ext. 108 or visit our office
For information please contact the Education Manager at

Ripple, Roll, Stretch: Video Edit
This course will be more focused on the philosophies and concepts of editing and less on the specific tools. While the class will be taught with Adobe Premiere, participants are encouraged to use whichever editing software they are comfortable with. There will be a brief summary and introduction to a variety of different tools and programs available for editing on both Mac and PC platforms. Some computers will be provided that will have Premiere of Final Cut available.

Participants who have no experience editing can follow along on Premiere. 
Topics include: Editing dialog, working with found footage, editing to music, how many cuts are too many cuts, aspect ratios, resolutions, codecs & fixing it in post.

With a multi-faceted and distinct visual style, jaymez has worked in the visual art, dance, theatre and music communities. His video work has appeared in a number of international festivals, theatrical and dance productions. He has performed live video alongside dozens of musicians and artists. jaymez is one half of the experimental voice and video duo The Gritty. 
January 22, 6 PM – 10 PM
Fees: $60 member / $80 non-member

Sound Post-Production: what are we listening for?
This is a workshop for anyone interested in the process of working with recorded sounds, known as post-production. Participants will gain insight into this process and will learn about different approaches/techniques for working with sound that can help improve the sound quality and creativity within their projects.

Joel Mierau has worked as a sound recordist, editor, boom operator and mixer. Joel Mierau is also the Technical Co-ordinator/Sound Recordist for the annual send+receive festival and a board member of the Video Pool Media Arts Centre.

January 18, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Deer Lodge Community Club, 323 Bruce Avenue East, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 2C3
We will take registrations by emailing
$45 for 2 canvases (one each for kid & adult)

Kid & Adult Paint Night - presented by DLCC and Kisa from Power of Painting
Makes a great gift and a fun night out with your favourite kid!!
Canteen will be open to purchase snacks and treats!

January 18 – Jan 20
Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes, 200 Ridge Road, Falcon Lake, Manitoba R0E 0N0
Tickets are $65 for the weekend. Children under 12 come free.
Day passes available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 

Snowdance 2019!
Head out to the woods for Snowdance, a wintery music festival. Fill your lungs with pine tree air and catch some sweet air on our ski jumps. Or ski backwards all afternoon, as slopes regular Mark Hood does. Or just ski like a normal person.
Day Activities: Curling, skating, skijoring, ski races, turkey shoots, snow sculpting

January 18 at the Whiteshell Community Club: 7:30 pm start
Snowdance Shinny OR Curling Tournament! Open to everyone!

January 19 at the Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes:
festival style workshop (theme TBA) and more!

January 20 at the Falcon Lake Bar: 9:00 pm start

January 21 at the Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes: 12 pm start

January 20, 9 AM – 5 PM
The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre, 222 Broadway, Wpg, MB R3C 0R3

Your all-inclusive ticket includes attendance to 4 workshops, 2 community gatherings, morning coffee/tea service, lunch, afternoon snack, and admission to Prairie Love Pop Up's Mindful Market.

S N O W F L A K E :: winter wellness festival + mindful market
An urban escape that infuses movement, rejuvenation, inspiration + connection into the midst of a prairie winter. Create your custom schedule with curated wellness offerings with instructors from across Canada.

December 7, 2018

Children’s Events l Christmas Fun & Parties l Casual Music Nights l Spiritual Events l Comedy Nights l New Year’s Eve Parties & Events

Children’s Events

December 15 and 16
Assiniboine Park & Zoo, 2355 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N6

The Zoo's North Polar Party 
Join us at the Tundra Grill to take your photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be holiday presents for the polar bears at 10:30 am and a colouring station for kids while they wait to see Santa.
Enjoy a hot breakfast or lunch menu item and spend the rest of the day exploring the Zoo!

December 16, 12 PM – 3 PM
313 Farms, 35157 Mission Road, Anola

2nd Annual Christmas Pix With The Alpacas!
Come out and get your Christmas pictures with an alpaca or two or ten! 
Multiple pictures will be taken and emailed to you for $10. 
All proceeds go to feeding the boys! $10 will feed 5 alpacas for one week.

Christmas Fun & Parties 

December 21, 6 PM – 9 PM
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

Cream of the Crap 2: A Very Crappy Christmas
VHS swap meet at 6 pm!  Screening at 7pm!
Our special team of cultural archaeologists has sifted through dying video stores, thrift shops and garage sales to dig up especially terrible Christmas home videos. In the vein of Secret Cinema, our film selection will be secret until the night of the screening, and will feature drinking games, trivia and live commentary from our team of tapehead VH experts and special guests. RSVP for a table by emailing

December 22, 9 PM – 2 AM
Windsor Hotel, 187 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1G7
Cover: $10 before 11 pm, $15 after / $10 tix are available at Wild Planet Music. 
It’s $10 Cover for anyone wearing horns or antlers! 18 + / Photo ID Required.

Continuing on the heels of last years success, Ogremind & Strange Things Emporium present Krampusnacht 2018, a Gothic Industrial Yule Celebration featuring performances by
Sacred Flames Dance Company
The Best in Goth/ Industrial/ Synth Pop/ New Wave & Punk from DJ Cyberian Wolf & DJ Evil Bastard! Door Prizes and Give Aways including Krampusnacht CDs and Candy-filled Christmas Stockings for the first 50 arrivals!

December 22, 10 PM – 2 AM
Club 200, 190 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0M6
$10 at the door We will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Christmas Cheer Board!

House of Gold Diamonds presents: Christmas Cher Board
O, Come All Ye Fabulous! It's time for the 6th Annual Holiday Dance Party with your favourite DJ duo, House of Gold Diamonds (Mama Cutsworth and DJ J. Jackson)!

We are proud to present guest Cheron Sharelike for a very special drag performance. 
R&B, disco, house, dance anthems, pop, retro classics and a few of our favourite Christmas tunes sprinkled on top like sugar sprinkles on shortbread! Oh, and of course, some Cher!
What should you wear? Tinsel! Get ready for a not-so-Silent Night.
Bring people who make you feel amazing and who know all the best dance moves.

December 22, 9 PM – 2 AM
Lipstixx, 1105 Arlington St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 3L1
Presale $5 (and booking a table) / at the door $10 / Info and reservation 204.806.1347

White Christmas Party - dress code: 100% white.
The snow is here and with it, Christmas. 
We'll prepare for you gifts and surprises as a real Christmas is supposed to have!
Free drink, double DJ, HOT Exotic show and more. 

December 23, 6 PM – 10 PM
Forth, 171 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S1
$10 cover

Sorrier solo homecoming show featuring old friend Bartley Knives
and new friends Ciel (Skye Callow and Mac Vannan).

December 26, 9 PM – 1 AM
The Cavern, 112 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1Y5

Chelsea and Romi host what promises to be an extreme sport - Boxing Day Karaoke!
Let's try this FREE event for Boxing Day!

Casual Music Nights

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

December 20, Doors 8pm  / Show 9PM – 2 AM
$10 at the door / 18+ w/ valid ID
Amadians - singer/songwriter Courtney Devon, along with members James Roth, Kyle Fox and Ian Powell - find inspiration from blues, pop, rock, jazz and hip-hop to create an alternative soul-rock sound.

Malcolm-Jay is a producer and emcee who humbly adds an introspective element to traditional hip hop culture. 

If you’re the kind of person that likes to hang out listening to 45’s while drinking fizzy drinks from a fancy glass, then rejoice, The Vangoras are here.
December 21, Doors 9pm / Show 10PM – 2 AM
$10 at the door      18+ w/ valid ID

Best of Bands as Bands is when 3 already amazing local acts cover 3 even more amazing bands! Expect costumes, hilarious banter and singing along to songs you know and love! 
Rayannah as Shaina Twain 
Kakagi as Death Cab for Cutie 
Lev Snow as The Smiths
December 22, 9 PM – 2 AM
$15 advance tickets and at Into the Music Osborne, The Good Will,

Novillero are a veritable paisley shirt of eclectic influences; some High Numbers-era Who, some Forever Changes-era Love, some soul of 70's TSOP, all delivered with the garage-on-fire style of the Small Faces.

Duotang shared the stage with The English Beat, landed the cover of Exclaim and won the Prairie Music Award for Best Video for 2001s The Evidence Comes From All Directions.

With Silence Kit
December 26 and 27, Doors at 9pm / Show at 10pm
18+ w/ valid ID
Tickets are $15, also at Into the Music Osborne and The Good Will

Guilty Pleasures 2018, a star studded cast of Winnipeg musicians will be playing all your favourite 90s tunes from Spice Girls, to Ace of Base, to N'SYNC, and so much more, featuring: Alexa Dirks (Begonia), Marti Sarbit (Lanikai),
Joey and Dave Landreth, Alex Campbell, Ryan Voth

The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
Entrance is accessible by a ramp

December 21 and 22, Doors 9:30pm / Music 10:00pm 
Advance tickets available at HD, Into The Music Osborne and Showpass:

PIE: The Music of CAKE, album faithful renditions of songs spanning the discography!
All-Star cast featuring:
Daniel Jordan (Red Moon Road) - Vocals & Cake Distribution
Eric Lemoine (The F-Holes/Little Miss Higgins) - Guitar, Pedal Style
Blake Thomson (The F-Holes/Little Miss Higgins) - Guitars 
Alex Campballse (Sweet Alibi, JD Edwards Band) - Keys, Trumpet
James Mckee (The F-Holes/Little Miss Higgins) - Trumpet
Michael Mungo - (Royal Canoe) - Drums 
Brendan Berg (Royal Canoe) - Bass 
Yvan Guy Larocque - More drums
December 28, 9:30 PM – 1:30 AM

Rock n Roulette - Death Metal Edition, hosted by Tyler Penner, featuring:
OBITUARY - Members of Look North, Inhumed
CANNIBAL CORPSE - Members of Look North, Dukkha
MORBID ANGEL - Members of Cell, Inhumed
Each band will spin our prize wheel after they play to win prizes/answer trivia questions!

December 27, 2018 at 8 PM – 11 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

The Ministers of Cool team up once again with the Dirty Catfish Band's horn trio to bring you The Dirty Ministers!!

December 28, 9 PM
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, 234 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A8
Advance tickets     Front entrance is accessible by ramp.

Truck Stop Yuletide Blowout
Ridley Bent and His Good Lookin’ Band         9-9:45pm and 10:15-11pm
Andrew Neville and The Poor Choices   11:30-12:15am and 12:45-1:30am

December 28, 8 PM – 9:30 PM
Fools + Horses, 379 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0T9
Tickets $20

A cabaret celebrating all things #BASIC in musical theatre. Two #BASIC besties get together to sing all the favourites, the songs forbidden in the audition rooms across the country, because they are... #BASIC. 
Featuring: Colleen Furlan & Julie Lumsden with Rachel Cameron on piano

Spiritual Events

December 21, 7 PM – 9 PM
Sacred Places, 3000 St Mary's Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2N 4J6
$40 Register online or email us at  

Winter Solstice Sound Immersion
Join Sound Healers Tara Lee Ayotte and James Penner for this special Winter Solstice celebration in this multidimensional experience that will help you align within and bring completion to old patterns, thoughts and experiences that no longer serve you in this life.
Chairs will be provided, but floor seating with Yoga mats is also welcome if you prefer.
Bring a small gluten free snack to share. 

December 24, 5 PM – 6 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church, 42153 Road 94 N, R0E 0C0

Christmas Eve Candelight Service - All are welcome

December 28, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Divine Clarity, 2071 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0K9
Tickets   Register online at or 204-223-8778 
Non-refundable deposit required at time of registration. Balance due at start of workshop. 
$126 (includes GST). A 30% discount will be given on each additional child in the family.  
Includes: Handout, Personal Chakra & Aura Picture and Pendulum (Valued at $45.00)

Divine Clarity for Teens – Level 1 - Appropriate for ages 13 to 17
An introduction class for teens looking to understand energy, spirits and more! 

Comedy Nights

December 28, Doors: 7pm / Show: 7:30PM – 9 PM
Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Market Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P7
Tickets  Adult $39 / Child $19

Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups! London’s 3-time IMPRESARIO award-winning comedians James & Jamesy return with their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy.

When catastrophe strikes at their Christmas tea party, flooding the world with tea, the friends leap into action, finding innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat. 
These masters of physical comedy, with over 20 comedy awards to their name, sweep the audience out to sea in a jolly aquatic escapade in a celebration of friendship at Christmas.

O Christmas Tea promo video:

December 28, Doors open 8 p.m. / Show 9 PM – 11:05 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$15 at the door / $10 advance from each comedian, online, at Into the Music (Osborne) and at the Park 

Yule Laugh, Yule Cry, Yule Hurl The Park Theatre is proud to present the 21st edition of the Winnipeg Comedy Showcase. Hosted by the one and only Jared Story, this Showcase will feature the stand-up comedy of:
- Spencer Adamus
- Ryan Ash
- Alex Ateah
- John B. Duff
- Jon Wilson
- Danielle Kayahara
Plus special guests!


New Year’s Eve Parties & Events

December 29, 8 PM – 2 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Wpg, MB R3C 1C9
$15 at the door or $10 in advance from 
The Village Idiots, the bands and at

Better Than New Years Tributes Extravaganza 2
New Years is typically expensive, watered down and you can’t even get a taxi. So we have something BETTER for you! Join us for a talent filled night with some of Winnipeg’s top artists paying tribute to some of the best ever!

When else can you ever see a night featuring sets of The Killers, Fleetwood Mac, The Glorious Sons, Kings Of Leon, Neil Young and The Black Crowes? Here’s the full lineup:
9pm- The Glorious Sons (By Northern Royals)
9:45- Neil Young (By Jamie Buckboro)
10:15- The Black Crowes (By White Doves)
11- Fleetwood Mac (By Stef/Chev from Mise en Scene)
11:30- The Killers and Kings Of Leon (By Bullrider)

December 31, 9 PM
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, 234 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A8

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with The Perpetrators
Houserockinest Show In Town! Champagne at Midnight! 
Party Favours and it’s the great Ken Green’s Birthday!! Let’s Celebrate!

December 31, Doors at 9pm / Show at 10pm – 2am
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$20 tickets at Into the Music Osborne, The Good Will    18+ w/ valid ID

The Good Will Social Club & UMFM are proud to present: 
3peat & Charlie Fettah
plus DJs Co-op & Hunnicutt 
Free bubbly at midnight! Fourth Quarter Records is the record label and recording studio that have brought you some of Winnipeg's finest hip hop! 

December 31, 9 PM – 3 AM
Korona Restaurant, 1030 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2K7
$140.00  Tickets   Ph. 204-594-4368

Korona New Years Eve Celebration
Cocktail Hour 9pm / Dinner & Entertainment 10pm 
Featuring Viva Cabaret - Russian, Ukranian, Israeli Music 
Special New Year’s Eve menu & hors d’oeuvres in cocktail area 

December 31, Doors at 9:45 / Music at 10:30 – 2 AM
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
$20 Tickets, at, Into the Music Osborne and The Handsome Daughter  
NO racism NO sexism NO homophobia NO transphobia NO ableism

Real Love Winnipeg presents:
Entry includes a complimentary glass of champagne!

December 31, 10 PM – 3 AM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets  $39.99 at The Park Theatre and Music Trader
(includes, great food, champagne at midnight, our balloon drop, light show)

A Funk & Soul, 70's New Years Eve, Hot and Dirty Dance Party
Nothing says New Year’s Eve like an Epic Era party! We are once again getting Funky and heading back to the 70’s, Hot and Dirty style. Come, get down and funky with us!

Dirty Catfish Brass Band and Dr. Hotbottom combine forces and create a 16 piece band to present original material and to celebrate the great soul and funk music of the 70s.
So put on that groovy dress, bell bottoms, or dashikis & let's get down and party all night!

December 31, 10 PM
The King's Head Pub, 120 King Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H9
Cover is $10 at the door

The Steamers’ New Years Eve Extravaganza!
Ring in the New Year with you favourite 80’s songs!

November 30, 2018

Operation Red Nose l Supporting Winnipeggers l Oak Hammock Marsh l Gord Bamford l PLATFORM 8X10 Fundraiser l Babes Who Brunch l Children’s Events l National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation l Die Hard l 108 SUN Salutations l Jokes of Christmas Past l Blue Meanies l Romi Mayes

Operation Red Nose Manitoba

2018 Nights of Operation (9 pm to 3 am)
November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 31

The best way to get home this Holiday Season
One call to Operation Red Nose at 204-947-6673 gets you and your vehicle home safely this holiday season. Download the Red Nose app, where a safe ride is a tap away!

For ORN schedules, contact information and more, visit

We are still looking for help. Want to volunteer for Operation Red Nose, but don't have a full team of three? That is no problem. We will match you up with others to make a Drive Team. Safe roads is such a great gift to give to the community. Go to

Supporting Winnipeggers

A & O Support Services for Older Adults 

According to Manitoba Provincial Department of Health, Seniors and Active Living in Manitoba falls are the number one cause of hospitalization and death. Almost 66 per cent or 42,377 falls required hospitalization for those 65 years of age and older. The number of those injured from a fall increases with age and doubles after 75 years of age.

Our SafetyAid Falls Prevention team will come to your home and conduct safety and falls prevention audit and provide some safety tips to make your home safer. If you are concerned that an older adult you know may need assistance from this program, visit our website at…/safety-securi…/safetyaid/ 
or call A & O at 204-956-6440. 
It takes a community to prevent a fall. We all have a role to play.

A & O works with Home Instead Senior Care and various community groups to identify socially isolated or in-need older adults who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. 

Gift requests are typically items like robes, sweaters, warm socks or puzzle books. Oftentimes participants ask for needs, such as toiletries, toilet paper or pet food. 
A & O then works with community donors and volunteers to help facilitate the purchase and distribution of requested gifts. 
Each gift request (maximum $25) is written on a Be a Santa to a Senior tree ornament.
To find a location nearest you visit
If you can assist with picking gifts please contact Home Instead at 

If you would like to enquire about other volunteer opportunities please call 
A&O Support Services to Seniors at 204-956-6440.

Home Instead Senior Care is also working with the ALS society to raise nutritional drinks (Boost/Ensure) through our “Give a Boost” campaign.


Main Street Project has officially launched its $2.5 million dollar capital campaign. ‘It’s Time, Winnipeg’ is a major fundraising effort to help redevelop the agency’s newly acquired space at 637 Main Street, in what was formerly Mitchell Fabrics. 

Main Street Project will renovate the building into a state of the art, low-barrier shelter that will meet the needs of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable citizens, including those experiencing homelessness, mental health issues and addictions-related struggles.

When completed, MSP’s shelter capacity will jump from 85 people sleeping on floor mats in 2100 square feet, to 150 people sleeping on beds in 36 thousand square feet of space. The shelter will feature wrap around supports and will be accessible 24-hours a day.

Main Street Project needs to raise $2.5 million dollars so that we can make all of this a reality by December, 2019. Please visit to donate and learn more about how you can help.
The holiday season is quickly approaching and we are thrilled to announce our second annual holiday gift drive here at Main Street Project. Last year’s gift drive went so well, and we think this year will be even bigger and better, but we need your help.
Join us this holiday season as we aim to gather enough donated items to put together 250 gifts packages. Our hope is for each of our community members to have their own gift to open on the morning of December 25th.
Please visit our website to learn more about how you can help with this initiative:

At Women’s Health Clinic (WHC) freedom of expression and the right to protest are important to us. In fact, much of our advocacy work is founded on those very principles. It’s been said that a recent call for buffer zone legislation may violate people’s right to free speech and protest.

But the proposed legislation doesn’t do that.

We believe every Manitoban has the right to be able to access the health care services they need - including the right to do so safely and confidentially - and without judgment or intimidation. Buffer zones protect THAT right. Those who wish to protest abortion can still exercise their right to do so in many different ways, and in many different places. (See our infographic for some alternatives.)

Let’s be clear. We’re not against free speech and the right to protest. But we do want protesters to understand that when they occupy sidewalks leading to health care facilities, they are intimidating and compromising confidentiality for folks trying to access any number of health services. In our case, people come to our clinic for reproductive care, eating disorder workshops, support programs for parents, and mental health counselling. Quite simply, we support buffer zone legislation because we support the right of every Manitoban to receive safe and confidential health care.

So by all means, feel free to voice your opinion.
Just do so down the street.

December 16, 2018 at 2 PM – 5 PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
Tickets $20

Winnipeg Free Press writers Jen Zoratti and Erin Lebar are hosting a live holiday-themed recording of their podcast, Bury the Lede! 

Join them and a bunch of special guests, including Sandy Taronno (Quinzy), Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, Weakerthans), H.U.N.K.S., Bunny, Mise en Scene and more!
All proceeds from the show will go to Miracle on Mountain in support of the Christmas Cheer Board. Donations of non-perishable food items and toys will also be accepted at the event.

Games will be played! Festive songs will be sung! Merriment will be had!
Help us start a new holiday tradition!

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8. 
For more information call (204) 467-3300 or email:
Check website for more events

December 9 - 1 p.m. 
Holiday Decoration and Mulled Wine Kit
Create a scented Holiday decoration and a mulled wine spice kit. 
1 to 2 p.m. - Scented Decoration 
2 to 3 p.m. - Mulled Wine Spice Kit (wine not included) 
Pre-registration required.
December 15 - 7:45 a.m. 
Christmas Bird Count
Pre-registration required by December 13. 
The fee is $5 plus admission to the Centre (light lunch included)
December 16 - 1 p.m. 
Birding Hour - Birds of the Caribbean   Join our Resident Naturalist, Paula Grieef, to learn about the many birds that call the Caribbean home. 
Workshop fee: $6 for members / $14 for non-members
December 20 - 7 p.m. 
Astronomy Night - Winter Constellations
Admission: $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
December 22 - 1 p.m. 
Shuffle Duck Tournament, a blend of curling and shuffleboard on the ice.
December 26 - 1 p.m. W
Inter Scavenger Hunt
Strap on some snowshoes and explore the marsh. 
December 27, 28 and January 3 and 4 
Winter Camp for Kids - Activities may include snowshoeing, bannock baking, winter games, with both indoor and outdoor components. For ages 6 to 9. From 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. 
Pre-registration required
December 30 - 1 p.m. 
Experience the marsh on snowshoes and enjoy hot chocolate by the fire afterwards. 
Pre-registration is required. Workshop fee: $6 for members, $14 for non-members

December 14, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

Gord Bamford brings his Honky Tonk and Dive Bars tour to the Pyramid, 
with special guest, JoJo Mason

Australian Gord Bamford is one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music with an impressive 24 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, and multi JUNO nominations. He is the only two-time winner out of Nashville's Country Music Association (CMA) receiving the 2013 & 2015 CMA Global Country Artist award. But it is his distinctive sound and songwriting ability that defines Gord as one of country music's best neotraditional artists.

Bamford's eighth studio album ‘Neon Smoke’ follows his ‘Tin Roof’ album, winner of the 2016 CCMA 'Album of The Year'. ‘Tin Roof’, nominated for the 2016 JUNO Country Album of The Year follows the Juno Nominated Country Junkie album and it's #1 Billboard hit song 'When Your Lips are so Close'. 

The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has generated over $3 million since its inception in 2008 for children's charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, numerous children's hospitals across Canada and MUSICOUNTS. 

PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 121-100 Arthur St, Wpg, MB R3B 1H3

Preview 13 & 14 December, 12-7PM / 15 December from 12-5PM
Draw and Party 15 December, 7-12 PM, draw beginning at 8PM
Tickets  $50 
NO admission fee to the event, only if you wish to participate in the draw.

PLATFORM is excited to announce this year’s annual 8X10 fundraiser. Always a popular event, always a fun night, and all proceeds go towards supporting PLATFORM’s programming and outreach initiatives.

Every ticket guarantees an artwork, generously donated by an impressive roster of over 50 artists: Erin Josephson-Laidlaw, Rachael Thorleifson, Ashley Gillanders, Doug Melnyk, John Patterson, Aston Coles, Kristina Banera, Ian August, Hannah Doucet, Emma Myer, Mark Neufeld, Sarah Crawley, Brian Hunter, Reza Rezai. Connie Chapel, Mariana Muñoz Gomez, Megan Elizabeth Diamond and many more.

When your ticket is drawn, your name is called and you select a work of art from the wall. 
PLATFORM accepts cash, cheques and all major credit cards.

Doors for the event open Saturday night at 7PM and the draw starts at 8PM sharp. There will be music and refreshments available before, during and after the draw. 
December 15, 9:30 PM
Tickets sell for $20 each. 

PLATFORM announces a special raffle in conjunction with this year’s upcoming 8X10 fundraiser. Bridget Moser’s "Artifacts from If You Have a Similar Story Keep it to Yourself” will be raffled. The winner of this raffle walks away with two mounted c-prints each 24"x20" in size. Moser’s work will be on display from now until the December draw date. 

Bridget has presented work in venues across Canada and throughout the US and Europe. Moser has been a resident artist at The Banff Centre and at Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como, Italy. The recipient of a 2016 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Finalist Prize, her work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Visual Arts News, Artribune Italy, The Dance Current, NOWNESS, and Mousse Magazine. 

PLATFORM wishes to acknowledge and thank Bridget Moser for her generous donation. 

December 15, 2018 at 10 AM – 12 PM
The Smith Restaurant, 5 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0A2
Ticket  includes coffee, a two-course brunch, and a gift bag 
By RSVPing you are opting in for emails, with option to opt out.

Our December edition of Winnipeg Babes Who Brunch will feature Alex Varricchio and Kiirsten May, co-owners of UpHouse, a marketing agency that supports in-house marketers while also maintaining the distance needed for innovation. 

“There’s nothing more powerful than a woman determined to rise,” and at our monthly event this saying could not ring more true. Each event offers a safe space for strong and powerful women to gather together and embrace their vulnerabilities.

Each Brunch begins with the intention to grow, connect with one another and become comfortable. It is led by one fierce female keynote speaker who shares her insights, experiences and life story. Whether you come for the bubbles, the brunch or to hear an incredible lady boss, it doesn’t matter. All are celebrated, all are welcome, and all will leave feeling empowered. Don't be shy - attending solo is encouraged.

Children’s Events

Every Saturday and Sunday until December 23, from 10am – 12:30pm and 1pm – 3pm
Fairmont Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y3
Tickets  $10 for one professional digital photo; $25 for 3 pictures 
All of the proceeds will go to support our friends over at The Dream Factory.

Santa Claus is coming to town, and where better to celebrate the holidays than Santa's home-away-from home? Santa himself will take a break from his hectic holiday schedule to pose for photos with visitors in his Fairmont Winnipeg Santa Suite. 
First come first served and no need to reserve the appointment in advance.

The Santa Suite is also available for unique private events and holiday receptions for groups up to 20 people. For information, or to book an event, call 204-985-6212, or email 

Guests who post or tweet a photo of their Santa Suite experience on social media using the hashtag #WPGSantaSuite will have a chance to win a one-night stay at Fairmont Winnipeg.

December 15, 9 AM – 11 AM
Deer Lodge Community Club, 323 Bruce Avenue East, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 2C3
Small portion (1 pancake & 2 sausages) - $3
Large portion (2 pancake & 3 sausages) - $5

Breakfast with Santa is back! Celebrate the season and the true sense of community! 
Cookie decorating (while supplies last)
Crafts & colouring
Santa will arrive at 10 am (you are welcome to take your own photos with Santa)

December 16
Dakota Community Centre, 1188 Dakota Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2N 3H4
For registration email to 
with number of kids, age and gender, what show you want to attend

New Year Kids Party
Show, games and a present for each child.
Two parties: 
11am - will be in English and Russian languages 
2pm - in English language only

December 16, Doors open at 5:00pm / movie starts at 7:00pm
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
Tickets online or The MET Box Office at 204.594.9494
Adult $38 / Senior (55+) $28.99 / Children (4-10) $14.99 plus taxes per person

The Met Dinner & Movie - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Time to celebrate the Holidays with the family with the classic movie and 
our Signature Met Buffet which opens at 5:00pm and will be available until 7:00pm. 
Just before you settle in for the movie, we will bring you complimetary hot buttered popcorn and refresh your beverages. At intermission we serve coffee and dessert to your table to enjoy for the second half of the movie. 

December 18, Doors 7 / Show at 8   
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $5 advance The Park, Into the Music (Osborne), online 

Join us for our ever-popular pre-Christmas Die Hard screening! 
John McClane, an officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others who were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Welcome to the party, Pal.

December 19, 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Yoga Public, 280 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1E5
All donations to Villa Rosa Inc. / $10 minimum donation 
Free to members but any donation you can share is gratefully accepted.
Reserve your spot in person or online

108 SUN Salutations: Winter Solstice Karma Class
At noon on the Winter Solstice, the sun reaches its highest position in the sky. It is the shortest day and longest night of the year. The Solstice is a good time for reflection, the heavy darkness an invitation to be still and look inward before the slow build toward longer days and the promise of spring.

You are invited to ignite the change in seasons with a 108 Sun Salutations practice led by Shivaun Berg. This practice is suitable for all levels and, though challenging, can be calming and restorative. It's not about perfect form or maximum effort, but about moving efficiently and smoothly with the breath. Child's pose (balasana) is always an option.

December 20, Doors: 7:15 PM / Show: 8 PM – 11 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets  $20 Advance  18 and over

Jokes of Christmas Past with your host Aisha Alfa 
Starring: Andy Noble, Ben Walker, Jordan Welwood, Mike Green, 
Paul Rabliauskas, & Mystery Guests

December 21, 2018 at 8 PM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

The guitar fuelled Blue Meanies will be up to a lot of good!

December 22, 9:30 PM
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, 234 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A8

The Romi Mayes’ Lonely Jew At Christmas Show!
Every year! Let’s rock Times all together! IT’S TRADITION!