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June 23, 2018

Library Events l Residencies, Grant-Writing and Art Submissions l The Winnipeg Fringe l The Great Scavenger Hunt l Coronation 19 l Vigor Awards l Casual Music l BTPRSM Playgroup l Winnipeg Architecture Tour l Folklorama Kick-Off l UYA Local Showcase

Library Events
Items with ‘R’ require registration at 204-986-6489

MILLENNIUM LIBRARY, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5 
The Blankstein Gallery, Second floor

July: Through the Forest
Kara Perfanick is a visual artist and graphic designer who emphasizes the deep connection between the human soul, the earth, and its life forces.

Kara works with elements of nature as well as that of spirituality and the human consciousness to tell her story. She hopes to inspire connectedness, peace, and love into the hearts of others.

August: Peru: Traditional Dance & Dress
The Peruvian-Canadian Association of Manitoba welcomes you to experience Peruvian history. 
This photo exhibit shows the beauty of centuries-old traditional costumes and dance, combining native, Spanish, and African roots. The vibrant colour of ponchos, dresses, blankets, layered skirts, chullos, and ornaments express deep love for the rich heritage and traditions.

MILLENNIUM LIBRARY - Carol Shields Auditorium
July 18 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM    FREE    Register online

Join us for a free screening of A Plastic Tide - a documentary that gives a representation of what effect the global problem of plastic pollution is having on the oceans and its inhabitants, avian wildlife and the human population.
Refreshments and snacks will be provided. We will have a panel discussion afterwards.
Donations will be accepted on behalf of Green Action Centre and Greenpeace Winnipeg.
Book-to-Movie ~ Great Books turned into great films!

July 14: 2-3:45 pm
The Breadwinner - A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis. Rated PG. 
August 11: 2-4 pm
Wonder - the inspiring story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences, who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Rated PG.
Book to Movie Days for Kids 
R   Child care centres may register for 1 of 2 movies.

July 18: 1:30-3:15 pm
Paddington 2 - While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. Rated G.
August 8: 1:30-3 pm
Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer - Feisty, fearless Judy Moody is looking forward to the most super-duper summer vacation ever. With a little imagination, Judy turns a snoresville summer into the adventure of a lifetime! Rated G.

Free Public Art Tours - On walking and biking tours, learn all about public artwork in Winnipeg: where it is, why it’s there, and what it means. Tours are free but space is limited. ArtWalk tours at Millennium Library: July 10, August 7, and September 4. 
Sign up for an informative roll or stroll at
Gardening Information

July 7: 10:30-11:30 am: Muskgege: Carol’s Traditional Medicines
Author Carol Sanoffsky learned to identify and use plants for traditional medicines and remedies. She shares her knowledge, with descriptions and illustrations of wild plants. 
July 7 at 2 pm: And This is My Garden - about gardens and life in northern Manitoba. 
July 19: 6:30-7:30 pm
Composting Basics - There is a composting system that will work for you. All you need to get started is a compost bin and a little bit of knowledge. Join master composter Mick Manfield as he explains the basics of back yard composting.
WEST KILDONAN LIBRARY R  August 16: 6:30-8 pm
WESTWOOD LIBRARY R  August 28: 6:30-8 pm
Seed Saving - Join Kelly Leask from Prairie Originals to learn about Manitoba’s native prairie plants and the role of gardens and gardeners in their conservation. 
July 11: 10:30-11:30 am Rain date: July 25: 10:30-11:30 am
August 14: 6:30-7:30 pm Rain date: August 28: 6:30-7:30 pm
Join a guided walking tour of beautiful Bruce Park, located on the banks of Truro Creek. The walk begins at the library, concludes in Bruce Park, and is delivered by interpreters from the Historical Museum of St. James-Assiniboia.

Reading Clubs 

Mondays: July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 13, 20: 7-7:45 pm
Rambling Recommendations: A Book Walk - We start off with a short presentation on what’s new in the library. Then we head off on a 30-minute walk where you’re paired up to share your own thoughts. Wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather.
TD Summer Reading Club
Visit any branch to register! The club ends Friday, August 17.
Kids can have fun, improve their reading skills and reduce summer learning loss.
Receive a free bilingual reading kit.

Residencies, Grant-Writing and Art Submissions

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

July 17 at 4 PM - 5 PM
For more information
Video Pool’s Media Arts Residency and Wendy Geller Fund support the creation of new, independent media art works. Eligible projects include video, sound or web based art, installation or performance works that include a media art component, physical computing, robotic or experimental electronic art as well as bio tech art.
July 24 at 6 PM - 9 PM
$25 member / $35 non-member / Plus GST
Limit: 15 Participants    To sign up via Paypal please visit
Call: 204-949-9134 ext. 108 or visit us at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. 
For more information contact the Education Manager at

Grant-Writing for Media Artists with Bev Pike - everything you need to know about putting together and submitting a grant. Your application needs to pitch your story in the right way to the jurors. Learn how a jury makes its decision and tips to make your application convincing. You will receive individual and group support. Pens and paper available.

Bev Pike has written project and operating grants for organizations. She has received senior arts grants from WAC, MAC and Canada Council. Pike is known for her large-scale land-form paintings, videos and artist-books. Her works are in the Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum in England, and in public and private collections. 

Ace Art Inc., 290 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2, Canada

August 1 at 4 PM - Call for submissions to the Regular Program
For information and submission guidelines

aceartinc. exhibits 5 major exhibitions a year by contemporary visual artists and is dedicated to diversity. We encourage applications from all contemporary artists and curators, groups and collectives in all visual arts media. But we only have the chance to exhibit you if you apply. 

The gallery also runs several ongoing projects and is the proud home of Flux Gallery, the Cartae Open School, and an Indigenous Curatorial Residency. Many successful Canadian artists have shown work at ace. We are an established (but not establishment) part of Canadian contemporary art.
August 1 at 11:59 PM
Flux Gallery is seeking exhibition proposals from emerging artists.
To apply please submit the following in a digital format to 
The upcoming show dates are: 4-17 November and 3-16 December 2018
6-19 January, 27 January-9 February and 10-24 March 2019
To submit, enclose:
An exhibition proposal (1 page) and Support Material
List dates in order of preference. We cannot guarantee you’ll get your preferred date.

Works involving sound must be played through headphones.
You must return Flux Gallery to its pristine state during the strike of your exhibition.
Work will be for sale; a $100 honorarium per show; artist fees are not applicable.

The Winnipeg Fringe is Back!!
Tickets for all shows at or at the venue one hour prior to showtime.

John Hirsch Theatre Mainstage, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Space Hippo - An epic science-fiction adventure-comedy shadow show from the creators of Oni and Hitodama. It’s the story of an ordinary Hippo that is sent on an adventure across the Universe to save the planet Earth. We tell the story with over 200 intricately cut shadow puppets and an original score by Victoria's own Elliott Loran!
The Tom Hendry Theatre, Warehouse, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8
Gearshiftting Performance Works presents Game On, featuring six works created by Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie and an ensemble cast: Jolene Bailie, Carol-Ann Bohrn, Neilla Hawley, Helene Le Moullec Mancini, Shawn Maclaine, Aaron Paul
The Professional Program of The School of Contemporary Dancers, Wpg, MB R3B 3P2
Four Dogs And A Bone, a "GO Picture" film is in danger of going over budget and straight to video. The producer, the writer and two of its stars fight for control of the movie's well as the fate of their careers.
Asper Center for Theatre & FilmWinnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2P3
Hang Me Out To Dry - Fragmented memories magically strung together through poetry, song, movement, and puppets in this devised creation by Kelsey Funke, Kate Willoughby, and Victoria Emilie Hill.

July 19 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1
$20/person; $15/person for teams of eight     Tickets 

Summer Rooftop Pop-Ups: The Great Scavenger Hunt! A night of strategy and sleuthing in the Gallery. Team up with new friends to discover the stories behind works in the WAG collection, then head to the Skylight Gallery for drinks at our fully-loaded pop-up bar.

Jul 19 to Jul 22
State Dinner & In Town Show $20 / In Town Show $10
Out Of Town Show $15 / Coronation: $70 / Victory Brunch: $35
Package: State Dinner, In Town & Out of Town Show, Coronation & Victory Brunch: $130
When Booking your room use Code 10U7U1  204-942-8251 or 1-800-665-8215

The Imperial & Sovereign Court Of Winnipeg and all of Manitoba invites you to:
Coronation 19, A Cocktail Party, Family Style
Join Empress 18 Vida Lamour & Regent Emperor 18 Jamie Allwood along with the 18th Reign in Celebrating family style at this year’s Coronation. 

The kitchen is open for business at Club 200. Order some food, relax, and catch up with old friends before Tough Drag, which is dependent upon participation.

July 20, Red Carpet 6 PM / Event 7 PM to 3 AM
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
Tickets · $54.16 - $107.72
Vigor Awards Winnipeg Special Event, a non-profit organization working to empower and celebrate people that are making a difference through volunteering, and humanitarian work in our society using an inclusive approach that encourages participation from the entire community and our nation at large. An Award night for the Unsung heroes in our society.

Casual Music

July 22 at 7 PM - 11:59 PM
Garrick Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G6
Tickets GA ADV: $39.50 + s/c / GA DOS: $45.00 + s/c  online or at Music Trader

MRG Concerts Presents: Suicidal Tendencies with Havok
All Ages Welcome
July 27 at 8 PM - 11 PM
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A8

Columbia, MO trio, The Hooten Hallers, are known for hard-travelling and wild, energetic live shows. Their new album is the culmination of their experiences from 10 years of performing and travelling together. 
John Randall’s demonically-tinged vocals and blues-inspired, manic guitar, and Andy Rehm's screaming falsetto vocals and steady drum beat keep the band focused on their unique blend of deep blues and country punk. Kellie Everett brings the power with the deep rumble of her baritone and bass saxophones. 
August 1 at 7 PM - 11 PM
The Park Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$25 Tickets

Ninjacat Productions presents:
Archspire - The Kennedy Veil - Sarah Longfield - Anomalism

July 25 at 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Riverview Community Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1K6

Come on out to the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) Outdoor Rink Playgroup! All socialized dogs are welcome to attend. Bring your lawn chairs, mosquito sprays, water/drinks, toys! Make sure your dog has its License. We will have water bowls and jugs of water for the dogs. We will also block of any openings in the rink using baby gates and x-pens.  Kid Friendly
July 25 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
385 St. Mary Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0N1
Please note that this building is not accessible for wheelchairs.

Please join Winnipeg Architecture for a free tour of the new home of Republic Architecture. Designed by Geoffrey Baragh of Waisman Ross and Associates, the New York Life Insurance Building at 385 St. Mary Avenue was constructed in 1957-58 by Peter Leitch Construction Limited. This was one of the first new office building constructed in downtown Winnipeg following the Second World War. In 2018 Republic Architecture purchased and rehabilitated the building for their new offices.

July 28 at 3 PM - 9 PM
Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N6

The Casinos of Winnipeg Folklorama Kick-Off is a FREE event. 
There will be interactive cultural workshops, performances and demonstrations, children’s activities, pavilion expo, and Third+Bird Urban Market!

July 29 at 7 PM - 11 PM
441 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1B4, Canada
$11.06 Tickets  / Sales end on Jul 12 at 6 PM   18+ Event
After Party included in each ticket price: 11:30 PM - 2:00 AM at 441 Main
Email us at for VIP reservations and bottle service.

UYA Local Showcase · Hosted by Umunna Young Adults
Our biggest event ever will be an event that showcases many talented individuals of Winnipeg. It will include artists, musicians, Dancers as well as Local Designers. 

All profits from this event will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club Winnipeg. 

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