January 28, 2018

Live Theatre l Craft Workshops l Valentine's Day l McNally’s l Dancing l Festival du Voyageur l Fundraising l Winter Carnival l Reconciliation Workshop l Half Marathon l The Big Lebowski l The Bridge l Josh Ritter l ANNIE l Terra Lightfoot l Tattoo Show l Black Canadian Filmmakers l Audio Editing for Dancers

Live Theatre

February 4 at 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
PAL Winnipeg, 203-245 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S6
$15 donation at the door

The Big Funk - fundraising reading that supports our Winnipeg acting community.
Five lovely actors have signed on to read THE BIG FUNK as part of ShanleyFest.
Tristan Carlucci, Trish Cooper, Kevin Klassen, Carson Natrass, Heather Russell  
Directed by Megan Macarton
Actors are appearing with the permission of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association.
February 15 and 16 7:30pm
February 17 and 18 2:30pm & 7:30pm
The Forest Nickerson Theatre, 285 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2E1
Tickets: $15 online, call 204-782-9497 or email
At the door: Cash/ShanleyPass - Box office opens one hour before showtime
Wheelchair accessible / 80 minutes (no intermission) / Warnings: Language

Four Dogs and a Bone
A "GO Picture" film is in danger of going over budget and going straight to video. The producer, the writer and two of its stars fight for control of the movie's fate... as well as the fate of their careers.
Vanessa Mancini, Sarah Putnam, Drew Jensen, Glenn Odero
Director: Kalyn Bomback

Craft Workshops

February 10, 6 PM - 8 PM
Crock A Doodle, 1765 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1V8

$30.00+taxes Tickets 
Registration can also be done in studio or by calling 204-488-7665
Bestie and Me Valentines Tea - Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your Bestie! 
We will be painting espresso mugs and saucers, enjoying some "tea" and cookies.
Hidden Treasures - DIY Studio, 131 Goulet Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0R6
$35+taxes per person  Call to reserve your spot (204)691-9957

February 16, 6 PM - 7:30 PM 
Make and take home your own dry and liquid laundry soap plus 2 wool dryer balls scented with essential oils.
February 17, 10 AM - 12 PM - Organic Soy Candle Making Class
Make 2 container candles, 12 tealights and a wick dipper. 
Wick dippers extinguish candles with NO smoke! 
February 22, 6 PM - 8 PM
Make Beeswax 12 tealights, 2 container candles, as well as a wick dipper. 

February 14, 5 PM - 8:30 PM
Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Dinner & movie: $135 /Three course meal with wine and film admissions for two
Movie only: $10 (No Passes)
Tickets available online or by phone (204) 925-3456 ext. 106
Valentine's Day Dinner and a Movie: Desert Hearts
Cinematheque and Peasant Cookery present a romantic evening of great cuisine and film!

Based on Jane Rule’s 1964 novel, Desert of the Heart, Donna Deitch’s narrative feature debut, centres on a burgeoning lesbian romance between libertine casino worker Cay Rivvers (Patricia Charbonneau) and repressed university professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) in Reno, Nevada in the late 1950s, a climate wherein being queer was…complicated. It has been digitally restored.

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, R3M 2A6
204-475-0483 or Toll-Free 1-800-561-1833

February 14, 5:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant 
Treat your Valentine to a special dinner. Prairie Ink is offering a special Valentine's Day menu, as well as our full regular menu. We will feature live music from guitarist Aaron Shorr from 5-9:30 pm. Reservations are recommended. Call 204-975-2659.
February 18, 2:00 pm
The Prairie Garden Committee  Launch of The 2018 Prairie Garden: Shade
As a non-profit publication, The Prairie Garden aims to serve and educate gardeners of all skill levels in the short-season gardening zones of Canada and the US. 
February 27, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly and McNally Robinson Booksellers are pleased to continue their free book club. The choice for February is Taylor Jenkins Reid’s The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Call 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

February 15, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
St. Mary's Academy, 550 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0C1
$25 or $15 Supporter Ticket -

Dancing to Nationals will feature Special Olympics Team Manitoba athletes and Masterworks Studio dancers in a Dancing with the Stars style event. A reception will be held from 6:30-7:30 and will feature appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages sponsored by Stella's and raffle prizes. The dancing portion of the event will begin at 7:45.  Kid Friendly

Festival du Voyageur & Events

Feb 16 - 25
Whittier Park, 836 Saint Joseph Rue, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Join us to celebrate the 49th edition of Festival du Voyageur, Western Canada's biggest winter festival!
February 16, 7 PM - 11 PM
Festival du Voyageur, 233 boul. Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G4
Festival du Voyageur is proud to announce that the Beard Growing Contest is back for its 36th edition in the Université de Saint-Boniface Portage Tent! We are proud to partner with the Heart & Stroke Foundation to offer participants the opportunity to take part in a unique competition while supporting a good cause!
The Forks, Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

February 16, 7 AM - 10 AM
Rendez-vous on Ice at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers
Breakfast on Ice
A special celebration for all the skaters, bikers, walkers, runners and skiers who use the trail as part of their morning commute and also for all the folks who just like to celebrate a Winnipeg winter. We will give away hot chocolate and trail tails plus selling different breakfast food options. There will be entertainment, prize draws and give-aways plus displays from community groups and events.
February 18, 5 PM - 5:30 PM
Fashion on Ice
Join us on the ice where the two rivers meet for a stylish celebration of Winnipeg, winter and fashion! Festival du Voyageur's #Fashiononice presented by Canadian Footwear will showcase the artistry of over a dozen fashion & accessory designers and retailers. 
This year designers will showcase #woodfashion inspired looks! Can winters in Winnipeg be fashionable? Ben, oui!
February 18 at 5:00 p.m.
On the Johnston Terminal stairway at The Forks 
There will be fire pits to keep you warm if you arrive early!
Produced by Liliane Lavack of MixtE Productions Inc.
February 18, 5:30 PM - 10 PM
FREE ADMISSION / Food & licensed bar
Discothèque on Ice
Alliance Française du Manitoba, in collaboration with Festival du Voyageur, invites you to celebrate the extreme cold by busting out your most extreme moves. Local francophone and francophile artists will spin French disco and electronic tracks, from Gainsbourg to Daft Punk, at the meeting place of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. Experience the hottest dance floor on ice. Line-up: DJ BEEKEENI • DJ KASM • RHAYNE VERMETTE 
February 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 11 PM
Union Station, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A3
Mardi Gras Presented by Jazz Winnipeg
Looking to cut loose and shake away those winter blues? Celebrate with us!
We're throwing a massive, New-Orleans-style Mardi Gras party. The event features a free afternoon parade on the river trail, open to the entire community, in partnership with Festival Du Voyageur. The evening will feature a special musical guest, DJ, New Orleans-inspired snacks, classic Bourbon Street cocktails, and other exciting activities. 
Live music, Hurricanes, New Orleans-style snacks, and a few surprises!

All of the proceeds raised at the event will benefit our year-round programming, including the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, our community and youth outreach programs, concert season, and Nu Sounds series.
February 18, 8 PM - 11 PM
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G7
Tickets  $40 / $35 for Festival du Voyageur pass holders at 
the Festival du Voyageur office, 233 Provencher Blvd.

Winnipeg Folk Festival and Festival du Voyageur are pleased to present Justin Townes Earle. He has established a reputation as a singular leading light in the Americana music community. On his seventh album, Kids in the Street, Justin Townes Earle raises the creative and personal stakes to deliver a deeply soulful set that's both emotionally riveting and effortlessly uplifting.

Fundraising Events

February 17, 9 AM - 11 PM
Deer Lodge Community Club, 323 Bruce Avenue East, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 2C3
Registration $60 - can be paid by cash, cheque or EMT 
Questions - Linda 204-799-7989 or

Fundraising Crop for Before the Bridge Senior K-9 Rescue Inc.
Please bring cash - we are not set up for cards
February 17, 7:30 PM - 1 AM
The Marlborough, 331 Smith Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G9
Tickets      This event is +18

Rock the Dock is a fundraising gala celebrating local bands, artists, and cuisine to raise funds and awareness to support Drag the Red, a local organization made up of volunteers who search the Red River for members of the community including missing and murdered Indigenous women. We are excited to announce our music for the evening: 
Marshall Birch and Some Buddies • Red Moon Road  • Dirty Catfish Brass Band
Dance the night away with great local Winnipeg bands!
February 19, 12 PM - 3 PM
The Forks, Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

Wild Winter Canoe Race - Join us with your 5-person team to race canoes over a snow-packed 200m course. Cowbells, noisemakers, pompoms all encouraged and welcomed! 

Canoes will be provided! Proceeds from the Wild Winter Canoe Race sustain the work of Inclusion Winnipeg, a registered charity whose mission is to enhance the lives of children, youths and adults living with intellectual disabilities and autism, support their families and advance their human rights and inclusion in the community.

The 2018 Grand Prize is a roundtrip VIA Rail pass for the five members of the winning team and one guest each from Winnipeg to Churchill and return. This prize includes all meals and accommodations in a double room per couple aboard the train. 
February 23 - 24
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1
Supporting the Living, Remembering the Lost - Life Support Art Show & Sale is an artistic initiative to engage the addiction and recovery community on the themes of addiction, loss, and recovery. Sponsored by St. Raphael Wellness Centre and The Edge Gallery. Funds raised by art sales supports the artists, and SRWC.
February 24, 5 PM - 8 PM
Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY)125 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B5
The Coldest Night of the Year is a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser for hungry, homeless, and hurting individuals and families across Canada. By walking and fundraising, you are helping people in your community who need our help right now. So start up a team, donate and/or volunteer - it is warmer when we walk together!

February 17 10 AM - 4 PM
Mennonite Heritage Village Museum, 231 Highway 12 North, Steinbach, Manitoba R5G 1T8

Winter Carnival
Join us for tons of outdoor fun for all ages! There will be skating, snowman building contests, sleigh rides, hood hustle, bonfire, hot chocolate bar, s’more making, tug of war, snow bowling, snow ball toss, dart toss, snow man golf, guessing booth, snow castle building contests, ring toss, and smoosh races.

February 17 - 21
Returning To Spirit, 1039 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3R2

Reconciliation Workshop - Returning to Spirit
Reconciliation starts with you and me. In our Indigenous and non-Indigenous workshops, individuals become clear of lack of reconciliation - with themselves, others and life. Having completed that first workshop, individuals are then invited to attend the Reconciliation Workshop where they can speak Spirit to Spirit with individuals from the "other" side.

February 18 7:30 AM - 1 PM
St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1A1

The Annual Hypothermic Half Marathon 
The Hypothermic Run Set features a running backpack, Neck Warmer, breakfast and a finisher’s medal.
- 5K and 10K Run/Walk: 7:30 a.m.
- Half Marathon Wave 1: 7:45 a.m.
- Half Marathon Wave 2: 8:45 a.m.

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

February 20, Doors 7:00 / Show 8 PM - 10 PM
$5 Advance / $10 Door
Tickets available through The Park Theatre, Music Trader and online
A screening of the Coen brothers classic The Big Lebowski. Come hang out with The Dude, Walter, Maude and Donny, fill yourself with dairy & liquor (Yes, white Russians will be on special) and enjoy the movie. Costumes are optional, but strongly encouraged.
Free admission: Following the film the party moves to Park Alleys, for bowling, and more White Russians.
February 25, 8 PM - 11 PM
The Bridge Program: From Syria to North America
A Canadian saxophonist, a Syrian keyboardist, and a group of students from around the world come together to bring you a blend of sound from Syria and North America to celebrate compassion, love, peace and what it means to be human. 

The Bridge Program is a means of providing music instruction to children who would otherwise have no access. Keyboardist Mohamad Holilo arrived in March 2017, a refugee from war-torn Syria. For Holilo the chance to perform and share some of his favourite songs from his homeland is a gift. 
February 28, Doors at 7:15, show 8 PM - 11 PM
Tickets $32.50 

Josh Ritter’s latest album was recorded in New Orleans, and it’s Josh's most freewheeling and rollicking record to date. Ritter has released seven full-length albums, including The Beast In Its Tracks, So Runs the World Away, and The Animal Years. 
Lee Roy Stagger will be opening the show.

February 20, 22, 23 @ 7:00pm & February 24 @ 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Oakbank United Church, 582 Balsam Cres, Oakbank, Manitoba R0E 1J0

Tickets $15 Call 204-444-3567 or email for info
Springfield Theatre Company Presents... ANNIE, through special arrangement with 
Musical Theatre International (MTI)  Kid Friendly

February 22, 8 PM - 11 PM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
Tickets $17

With her most recent album New Mistakes, Terra Lightfoot offers something rare: a genuine document that can only come from a road-tested breed of songwriter and performer. With William Crighton. 
February 23 - 25
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3

Winnipeg Tattoo Show 
Live tattooing, entertainment and arts of all mediums together celebrating and paying homage to the history and hard work by those who got us to where we are today!

February 24 at 3 PM - 4:30 PM
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

Support emerging Black filmmakers in Winnipeg and across the country! Black Space Winnipeg's programming committee has selected five films that explore Black narratives:
Black Wedding - Directed by Patrick Mugosa
BONUM - Directed by Sabrina Naz
I Don't See Colour - Directed by Kelechi Asagwara
Mariner - Directed by Thyrone Tommy
Saving Grace - Directed by Bisong Taiwo
Yaya/ayat - Directed by Shimby Zegeye-Gebrehiwot

We will open with a film from Winston W Moxam. Winston passed away in Winnipeg in 2011 and it is due to his influence and contribution to filmmaking that we were honoured to give this award for the best Canadian short film in his name.

February 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 100 Arthur St # 300, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Fees: Fees: $55 VP or Winnipeg Dance Organization member / $75 non-member
To sign up via Paypal please visit
or call 204-949-9134 ext. 108 or visit us at 100 Arthur St. 
For more information: Please contact the Education Manager at

Audio Editing for Dancers
Learn the basics of digital audio editing for performance. This course is designed especially for dance teachers and choreographers looking for a fast, easy, and cheap way to cut and mix music. Software covered includes Audacity and Reaper. Please bring current projects or ideas, as there will be a hands-on portion of the class.

Kayla Jeanson is a filmmaker and video producer who specializes in dance-related media. Her cinematography, editing and directing for videos and television shows has been seen online, internationally at film festivals, as well as on CBC, APTN, and MTS TV.

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