A continuation of CKUW's morning radio show 'Better Than Chocolate' (voted People's Choice for Favourite Spoken Word Show in 2008) in which you'll find news about Winnipeg events.
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Cannes Lions Encore, a special screening of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Watch the 2017 award-winning commercials selected out of 35,000 entries from around the globe. Snacks available • Cash bar
Casual Music Nights
March 29, Doors 8pm / Show 9pm - 12 am
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
Tickets 15 at The Good Will, Music Trader and online 18+ (ID required)
An accessible venue. Seating is limited and not guaranteed with a ticket.
Montreal post-punk band Ought are touring with their new record, Room Inside the World, which follows their 2015 release, Sun Coming Down. They’ve also shared a video for the LP’s first single These 3 Things.
Flasher is Taylor Mulitz (guitar, vocals), Daniel Saperstein (bass, vocals), and Emma Baker (drums, vocals). They explore the tension between conflicting feelings and sensibilities.
Mar 31, Doors at 6:30pm / Movie at 7:00pm to 12pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets online or at The Park $15 for the screening and after party
OR $10 if you want to attend just the screening or the after party.
NO racism NO sexism NO homophobia NO transphobia NO ableism
Real Love Winnipeg and The Handsome Daughter present Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, a Noh-Wave prog collective, a black-and-white (and sometimes red) theatre company, an operatic psych cult, and the speculative prophets of humanity’s impending doom. Above it all they’re a thunderous rock band, and on their third album, DIRT, they’re the heaviest they’ve ever been. AND Mahogany Frog
Music at Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery
McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park,1120 Grant Avenue. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2A6
Find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodelling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces with hundreds of experts all under one roof.
April 7 at 2 PM - 3 PM
Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5
Dad and Kid - the English Fred Penner is armed with kids and a guitar. With the help of his kids Tim Barlow (Dad) has been writing, recording and performing children’s music exploring imagination, emotion, love and nature. Music is central to their world.
Audience participation required https://barefootim.bandcamp.com/album/play-by-ear
April 7 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm / April 8 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Charleswood Legion Hall, 6003 Roblin Boulevard
Admission by donation / wheelchair accessible
The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's
Annual Open House / Model & Photo ContestDisplay
Proceeds to support St. Amant Centre
Snacks and drinks available
There will be operating layouts, including
The NMRA's #1 Northern Division's Free - mo HO modular group
The Man with the Giraffe Cars will be there for the kids!!!!
Kids, have your parent take your picture with the Man with the Giraffe Cars!
He'll also let you unload the operating cars!
The library will be selling magazines at a quarter each!!
St. Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism. We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to support individuals and their families.
Central Plains Cancer Services Events
April 7 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Canad Inns, 2401 Saskatchewan Ave W, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 4A6
Annual La Prairie Lioness Celebrity Auction.
Free Admission. Live Auction. Rainbow Auction. Silent Auction. Entertainment.
All in support of Central Plains Cancer Services for patient services in our community.
Come enjoy a fun evening!
April 26, Doors Open 5 PM / Buffet Dinner 6 PM / Fashion Show 7 PM
Canad Inns, Portage la Prairie
$40 Tickets at the Central Plains Cancer Services Office,
318 Saskatchewan Ave. E., Portage la Prairie R1N 0K8
Or by phone (204) 857-6100. We accept Visa & Mastercard.
Fashion Show & Dinner of Hope
Enjoy a fresh and exciting collection of fashions with our special guest models, a group of inspirational people who have experienced cancer.
April 15 at 9 AM-noon
Greendell Community Centre, 75 Woodlawn Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 2P3
Annual Used Toy and Clothing Fundraising Sale for Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba. We have over 20 vendors selling used items and even more vendors selling new items! To volunteer or be a vendor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only 99 pieces will be accepted into this exhibition.
You must submit new works not in a previous show and be a member at the time of submission and the exhibition in January, 2019.
If we receive more than 99 pieces, a jury will select the works after the deadline
Art will be dropped off Dec 14, 12-6pm, Dec 15, 12-5pm or Dec 18, 12-6pm (2018)
Artists will be expected to be at the reception.
April 8 at 2:30 PM - 4 PM
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, 7-975 Thomas Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1P7
Come out to our Spring Party & Playgroup and have some fun with your furry friend!
50/50 Draw - All socialized dogs are welcome. Proceeds from this event support the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba.
Apr 9 - Apr 15
Winnipeg Comedy Festival
445 River Avenue, Wpg, MB R3L 0C3
Gas Station Arts Centre Box Office, 445 River Ave.
on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 11am-6pm
The 17th Annual Winnipeg Comedy Festival
More than 60 comics will perform in over 30 shows!
The Winnipeg Comedy Festival opens on April 9 with a special Red Carpet Comedy and Reception. Montreal's Derek Seguin says 'salut' with an intimate and no-holds-barred evening of huge laughs. Reception begins at 7pm / Show starts at 8:30pm.
The galas, held at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre. Recorded live-to-tape for later broadcast on CBC, this year’s galas are:
Game On! / April 12 @ 7:15pm Host: Chris Jericho
Punching UP / April 13 @ 6:45pm Host: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
Just My Luck? / April 13 @ 9:15pm Host: Emma Hunter
Everything’s Relative / April 14 @ 6:45pm
Eh! Material / April 14 @ 9:15pm Host: Jonathan Torrens
April 14 at 1 PM - 3 PM
Manitoba Legislative Building
Mark your calendars for the second March for Science Winnipeg event! In the wake of assaults to our environment and facts themselves, standing up for science is more important than ever. International MFS website: https://www.marchforscience.com/2018
April 15 at 1 PM - 4 PM
Portage & District Arts Centre, 11-2nd Street NE, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 1R8
Art Exhibition Opening Delights of the Soul: A Raft in the Storm
Artist Talk at 2:00pm.
A delight is something that pleases a person. We savour these moments of undiluted freedom. Each moment, each delight is personal and unique for everyone, but the emotions we feel are the same. They are our rafts in the storm… Artworks by five Winnipeg artists:
• Dan Hawksworth is a pop culture, mythology and cosmos inspired mixed media artist who uses abstract styles to look beyond the day to day world.
• John Izzard is an expressive acrylic and mixed media artist whose art is a spiritual journey representing the world seen and unseen through layering, texture and shading.
• Jola Liebzeit is an abstract expressionist acrylic and mixed media artist who uses light, texture and color to create atmosphere and express emotion in her art.
• Jordan Miller is an intuitive mixed media artist working in an abstract style to create emotional self aware works of art.
• Sari Habiluk is an intuitive abstract artist working in acrylics. Her vibrant colour palette translates over multiple styles evoking a sense of whimsy and experimentation.
Youth Art Show is from noon – 1, showcasing art from our artists aged 7 – 16. These artists also select their favourite piece from their collection and all classes vote to see who will receive the Youth Choice Award.
From 1 – 4 Open House & Registration for our 2018 Spring session of art classes. There will be artists to demonstrate some mediums we offer. They’ll show you around our facility and answer questions. Our classes start April 2.
Break Your Old Mould · Hosted by The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture
Do you feel like you’re in a writing rut? Are you looking for new modes? Would you just like an unfamiliar challenge? Break Your Old Mould will focus on challenging exercises to push you in new directions. Appropriate for most genres – poetry, fiction, non-fiction, songwriting, and spoken word. Aimed at emerging and intermediate writers, but writers of all levels will find something of value.
Chantel and the Park have a long history together, from the early days of Soap Scum to many sold-out comedy shows, the stories Drunk Shows, Empow(HER)ment, Queer and Present Danger, and ODDBlock comedy festival. Join us for a special night of comedy.
March 20, Doors 6:30 / Movie 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$10 at the door / $5 in advance at The Park Theatre, Music Trader and online
The Park Theatre is proud to bring you another sing-a-long movie night. We have the cult classic Phantom of the Paradise (1974) A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace.
March 25 at 6 PM
Founded in 2017, IOU Video Festival is by emerging filmmakers, for emerging filmmakers. This celebration of Manitoban film showcases scripted, documentary, experimental and animated short films and music videos, without the added pressure of awards.
Our goal is to provide an environment where a wide range of unique voices can show their hard work and meet peers while enjoying films from some of Manitoba's best and brightest.
April 15, 7 pm Malcolm Guite will make a special appearance for a book signing.
An Art Showing featuring the 63 paintings from the book Seven Whole Days, illustrated by Faye Hall and written by UK poet, Malcolm Guite. Hall has taken Guite’s poetic sequence Seven Whole Days and turned it into a visual celebration of God’s Creation. The book will be available for sale (autographed by the artist or by the artist and poet).
March 16 at 5:30 PM - 1 AM
March 17 at 11 AM to 1 AM
March 18 at 2:30 PM - 7 PM
Irish Association of Manitoba, 654 Erin Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 2V9
The luck of the Irish is with you this year! This St. Patrick's Day there will be jiggin' good times all weekend long, including the 7th Annual Winnipeg St. Paddy's Day Parade!
The weekend festivities will also feature performances from the Celtic Way, McDonnell Dancers, the Thistle Time Show Band, and more!
See you soon in all your glorious green! Kid Friendly
Casual Music Nights
March 17 at 10 PM
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, 234 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A8
$10.00 at the Door. / Tickets
Sean Burns and Lost Country (5 piece band feat. Grant Siemens on Guitar) album release show. Opening set by Mason Melle.
March 22 at 8 PM, music at 9 PM
Saffrons Rest & Lounge, 681 Corydon ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0W4
Fort Garry brewing presents Thirsty Thursday with the always fantastic Deidra Borus
The Derrick McCandless band
$5 pints of Fort Garry all night and $1 off house wine
March 24 at 1 PM - 3 PM
The Strong Badger Coffeehouse, 679 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0A7
Join Grace Hrabi and Jolene Kaminski for a fun afternoon of music.
We will be performing our originals but a couple of covers for fun.
Pay what you can. Donations welcome! Kid Friendly Folk music
March 18 at 1 PM - 5 PM
MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1
$12 at the door / $10 in advance Tickets
Over the Top! Art Auction and Cupcake Party is a fantastic mix of art and mayhem, sugary goodness and fun! Every March MAWA hosts our largest annual fundraiser in the form of an all-you-can-eat cupcake-fueled art auction. What’s not to like about over 1,000 cupcakes and amazing artworks from over 100 artists?
Interested in donating artwork? Contact Alison at email@example.com
March 21 at 7 PM - 10 PM
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
Join the Manitoba Eco-Network for our annual Reel Green fundraising gala. Reel Green is an evening of film and fellowship that celebrates nature and individuals whose commitment to sustainability ensure a future for the natural environment. It is an invitation for people to get together, be inspired, and share their appreciation and love for nature.
Proceeds support education and action on climate change, water conservation, youth leadership, organic lawn care and more, through the Manitoba Eco-Network.
PTE Pairings is Prairie Theatre Exchange’s primary fundraising event. We invite local chefs and vendors to come in and take over our space, Kenaston Wine Market selects the perfect wines to pair with the tasty food samples, and you get a delightfully delicious behind-the-scenes evening with PTE!
To really kick the evening up a notch, you can take in special, in-depth wine-tasting sessions, led by the knowledgeable staff from Kenaston Wine Market.
March 21 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Creative Manitoba, 300 - 245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S6 Tickets
Top 10 Legal Issues for Artists - You will learn the top ten legal issues faced by independent artists today. These lawyers-in-training will decipher the complicated lawyer lingo, so that you don’t have to! Topics include publishing on social media, contracts, royalties, fair dealing and copyright, the Creative Commons Legal Code and more.
Pro Bono Students Canada provides legal services without charge to organizations and individuals in need in Canada. PBSC has chapters at all 21 law schools in Canada. Together, our law student volunteers serve communities from coast to coast, working to increase access to justice by offering high quality, professional legal assistance.
Live Classical Productions
March 23 and 24, 8:00 PM
March 25, 3:00 PM
Saint Boniface Cathedral, 190 avenue de la Cathédrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7
Faure's Requiem & Poulenc's Gloria, in honour of the 200th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, by Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Featuring Guest Artists Lara Ciekiewicz, soprano, and Matthew Pauls, baritone
The Pie Jesu from Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem alone guaranteed the composer immortality. The Requiem is paired with Francis Poulenc’s Gloria, almost Vivaldi-like in its elegance.
This concert is included in the Phil’s subscription package only. To purchase single tickets for this concert please call the WSO Box Office at 204-949-3999 and use the discount code “PHIL” to get 10% off single ticket sales. www.wso.ca/faure-and-poulenc/
March 24 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1
Polycoro Presents Path of Miracles. Submerge your senses on a journey. Hear Joby Talbot's 2005 masterpiece for 17 voices live at the WAG Atrium as you and the singers become the canvas for Polycoro's first collaboration with internationally-acclaimed filmmaker and projectionist Deco Dawson. Mixed discipline, Chamber music, A cappella
March 24 at 8 PM - 11 PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. wheelchair accessible
Raine’s newest album, Night Sky, tips between the earthly and the otherworldly. Raine’s ethereal voice and lyrics are at the forefront of these powerful and relatable tunes, written both in English and in French. Alongside cello + double bass, and with Raine on violin or guitar, these songs have a moving string quartet feel with a cosmic reach.
Raine is also a charming and funny storyteller. She offers workshops in songwriting and fiddle tune writing (EN/FR). Her album release will have American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, along with ASL consultation and shadowing by Joanna Hawkins.
The show will also feature ASL poet Jordan Sangalang in the opening act.
Theatre Projects Manitoba invites you to the world premiere of A Short History of Crazy Bone, a performance that treads the line between poetry, dance and theatre.
Canadian poet Patrick Friesen’s new play awakens Crazy Bone who walks on the outskirts of time, imagination and place, shunned for the non-conventional choices she has made. The play is an exploration of the nature of the outsider, crowded by others and acutely alone.
The questions inherent in the piece are of an artist's place in society. It is also a poetic exploration of the prairie landscape. Crazy Bone will be played by Tracey Nepinak, with
Arne MacPherson, David Arial, Tracy Penner and Zorya Arrow.