July 31, 2018

Architectural Events l Oak Hammock Marsh Events l MEME Festival l Rainbow Trout Music Festival l Forum Art Centre l Family Fun Days l Dog Events l Casual Music Nights l A Muse N Games l Classic RockFest l SOS Fest l Tattoo Convention l Art Walk l Fundraisers l Magical Musical History Tour

Architectural Events

until August 31
WAF space, 266 McDermot Avenue
Cover Girls: Women, Advertising, and Architecture explores the ways women were depicted in advertisements that appeared in Canadian architectural magazines and journals between 1950 and 1975. By examining the representation (and omission) of women we can better understand how the architectural profession perceived women. 
The free summer WAF tours are on Wednesdays at 7 pm

August 1 - Central Park Architecture and Landscape Tour
Meet at the Waddell Fountain (north end of the park near 400 Cumberland)
Purchased in 1893, Central Park was one of Winnipeg’s first parks. In 2008 a 5.6-million-dollar revitalization of the park was undertaken. It was completed in 2012. We will be joined by Bob G Somers, Landscape Architect at Scatliff+Miller+Murray.
August 8 - Victor Street tour
Meet out front of Strong Badger Coffee Shop, 679 Sargent at Victor
Meet characters and community builders from the West End's past as we take a walk through the city's old Icelandic heartland. Led by author and historian Christian Cassidy.
August 15 - Bicycle tour of Number Ten Architectural Group projects.
Start Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, 174 Market St., end The Commons at The Forks
A tour of a selection of downtown projects designed by Number Ten Architectural Group. We recommend helmets, water bottles, and bike locks for all our participants.
August 22 - Niakwa Park Tour
Meet at the Niakwa Park sign, Comache and Archibald
Join us for a walking tour of Niakwa Park neighbourhood designed by architect Nikola Zunic.
August 29 - Moving Matters: Tyndall Stone in the City
Meet at 408 York in front of the "Justice" sculpture
Explore several Tyndall Stone buildings downtown, learn about the beginnings of the Manitoba quarry industry, how to spot and identify fossils, and the curious story of how Tyndall Stone got its name. Fully accessible for wheelchairs, strollers and bicycles.
September 5 - James Avenue Pumping Station tour
The newly rehabilitated James Avenue Pumping Station, the new home for Think Shift Inc. The rehabilitation of the building has been designed by @5468796architecture
To join a waiting list send a note to

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
Hazy, Lazy Days of Summer - August 4 to 6 
Try a Toe-Dipping Contest at our artesian spring or make a small boat out of a milk carton and race it down the creek. Join in other fun water games to keep you cool. This is also a great time of year to see the flowers of the prairie in bloom!
Camps for Kids throughout August 
A variety of week-long camps for kids, ages 6 to 9,  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts, games canoeing and more! Early drop off and later pick ups can be arranged. 
$135 for members or $165 for non-members (taxes included)
Duck and Run - August 12 - 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Stride past muskrat huts. Journey down the boardwalk. Sprint along a path lined with cattails. The honks and quacks of our locals will cheer you all the way to the finish line.  
5 kilometre run / 10 kilometre run / 2 kilometre "Healthy Horizons" family walk
Celebrate with a healthy snack, family friendly activities and more.  Register 
Birding and Breakfast - August 18 - 7 to 9 a.m. 
Join our Resident Naturalist on a morning walk to see the many species of fall migrants. After the walk, enjoy a delicious hot breakfast in our scenic Café. Register
Birding Hour: Sparrows - August 18 - 1 p.m. 
Learn how to recognize the various sparrows with our Resident Naturalist, Paula Grieef.
A Bird in the Hand - August 19 - 8 to 10 a.m. 
Participate in a real live songbird banding session, followed by a canoe excursion or a guided birding walk.  Register
August 25 - 1 p.m. - Lemonade and Music
Listen to the soothing folk music of Kate Ferris while sipping on refreshing lemonade.
Photography Workshop - August 26 - 10 a.m.
Join Derek Keller for this one-day beginner photography workshop - camera settings, tips on taking better pictures, editing photos, and hands-on outdoor photo shooting. Participants will receive a free 8 x 10 photo of one of their own photos. Bring your point and shoot camera.  Register Members $32, non-members $40

MEME Festival

August 16 – August 19
MEMETIC, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G6
Tickets & Festival Passes Available online

The 9th annual MEME will feature:
Mr C – Los Angeles
Pezzner – Seattle
Synkro - Manchester
Dunmore Park – Edmonton
Unit 42 - Niagara
Sean Kosa and Marty McFly – Toronto
Noah Pred and Nathan Jonson - Berlin
Kloves, Esette and Mollyfi - Calgary
The Librarian, Jay Tripwire, Phil Western and
Thomas Workshop – Vancouver

August 16 at 8 PM - 2 AM
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
Tickets: $20 

MEME 2018 Opening Night Rooftop Patio Party!
Featuring: Nathan Jonson (Berlin)
Locals: TBA

August 17 at 11 PM - 3 AM
The Good Will - Social Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

MEME After Cube Party Featuring:
Noah Pred - Berlin
Esette - Calgary

August 18 at 11 PM - 3:30 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Tickets are $25 online

Official MEME After-Cube Party featuring:
MR C - Los Angeles
JAY TRIPWIRE - Vancouver
MIKE GIBBS - Toronto 
DJ GRUBB - Medicine Hat
UNIT 42 - Niagara
MEHTA and GEOSPHERE - Saskatoon
Special stage design and visuals by Winnipeg Vj's

August 19 at 11 PM - 2 AM
441 Main, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1B4
Tickets are $10 

MEME Closing Night After Party 
Joe Silva closes out MEME 2018 with a special extended set! 

August 17 – August 19
Rapids Park / Parc des Rapides R0A 1T0

Full weekend with camping passes at Forth! $100, cash only.
Questions - Email
Maximum 2 tickets per person. Single day passes at the festival box office.

Rainbow Trout Music Festival, one of Manitoba's most loved and anticipated music festivals, turns 10 this year! Founded and organized by a dedicated group of volunteers, the RTMF holds true to our DIY roots while creating a safe, fun and unmatched summer festival experience. RTMF 2018 Lineup: ANEMONE - Petra Glynt - Falcon Jane - The Garrys - SUPER DUTY TOUGH WORK - Juvell - Living Hour - Pastoralia  - The Sunshine Girls from Sunshine House - Juniper Bush - Tansy - Warming - Ghost Twin - Odd Outfit - lounge FM - Innocentgun - Sebastian Gaskin - Unicity - Keith Price Double Quartet - Lakes and Pines - Bloom - Smoky Tiger - Black Cloud

August 18
11 – 5 - 2018 Art in the Park at the Swords & Sabres Festival 
1 – 4 - Open House & Registration at the Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street or 204-235-1069  

Join us for a Free Family fun day filled with exciting activities for all ages! 
Artists will be with the Swords and Sabres Festival in Coronation Park, sponsored by the Sons of Lugh & Friends. Enjoy Performers, Live Demonstrations and visit merchants with all things Viking, Renaissance, Medieval, Steampunk & Pirates. 
Free Art activity for all ages. Get your Caricature done by Winnipeg Artist Jon Ljungberg.
Take a tour of the centre, register for fall classes in person, ask us anything art related! 

August 18 at 1 PM - 5 PM
Archambault Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Family Fun Days 2018 · Hosted by Family Fun Days
Fun filled day for the community! Free for everyone to attend thanks to our sponsors.

Dog Events - Kid Friendly

August 18 at 1 PM - 5 PM
Little Brown Jug Brewing Company, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0H7
Minimum $5 donation to WGBR to join the puppy patio party.

Back by popular demand, Pints and Puppies on the Patio 2!
Come play with adoptable puppies from Winnipeg Giant Breed Rescue while enjoying a pint.
Donation will get you patio service and time in enclosed patio full of puppies.

August 22 at 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Riverview Community Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1K6

Come to the Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue (BTPRSM) Outdoor Rink Playgroup!
All socialized dogs are welcome. 
Bring your lawn chairs, mosquito sprays, water/drinks, toys!
Make sure your dog is wearing it's City of Winnipeg 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.

Casual Music Nights

August 18 at 8 PM - 10 PM
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A8
Tickets        NOTE: EARLY SHOW

Son of Dave is back in his hometown to play the best of all blues joints and rock and roll roadhouses! A one-man blues harmonica and beatbox party, he has played 1400 shows over 5 continents, had songs on Breaking Bad, played private parties for Grace Jones, has a radio show in London UK, wrote a book... He does a little stand-up, too. 

August 24 at 9 PM - 2 AM
Nashville's Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3A8
$15 at the door / $10 in advance at the front desk, 
Canad Inns Transcona, 826 Regent Avenue West, or online 

Steel Beaver & Fury, the Hard Rock Hell Raisers, return with special guests, Fury.
Win a Jackson guitar and lessons from Quest Music!

A Muse N Games, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0E8
PRIZING: Official FFG 2018 Store Championship Kit
Registration: 11:00 am
Player Meeting: 11:50 am
First Round Begins: 12:00 pm

August 18 at 11 AM - 6 PM
Tickets $16.68  Players can register in-store or online 
Early Bird Registration $15 (including tax) before August 15, 10:00 pm.

The 2018 Destiny Store Championships
The event will be capped at 32 players.
Format: Swiss, cut to Top 4 / Round Time: 35 Minutes
4 Rounds for 24 or less players. 5 rounds for 25 or more players.
Top 4 will be single elimination, best of 3.
August 25 at 11 AM - 6 PM
Tickets $16.68  Players can register in-store or online 
Early Bird Registration is $15 (including tax) before August 22, 10:00 pm.

The 2018 Armada Store Championships 
The event will be capped at 16 players.
Format: Swiss / Round Time: 135 Minutes
3 Rounds

August 23 at 4 PM - 11 PM
Shaw Park, 1 Portage Avenue East, Winnipeg MB
Day of Event tickets $75 / Advance Tickets are $65   
VIP RockStar Package tickets $95 

Winnipeg Classic RockFest 2018 will feature Canadian classic rock legends Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Kim Mitchell, Holly Woods & Toronto, and Winnipeg’s own Greg Leskiw with Monster Hollow. Guests are permitted to bring their own folding lawn chairs for the designated on-field seating area.

August 24 – August 25, Doors 7 pm
The Park Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
2 Day Pass

SOS Fest - a Two Day Punk/Crossover/Hardcore/Rock Fest 
sponsored by Half Pints Brewing Company, Ticketfly, 100% CC Rye

August 24 - $25 or $50 for a two day Pass
Death By Stereo / Withdrawal / Clipwing / Dinner club / The Rules / 40 Dollar Mike

August 25 - $35 or $50 for a two day Pass
Voivod / Excel / Crown of Thorns / Solanum

August 24 - 5 pm – 11 pm
August 25 - 11 am – 11 pm
August 26 - 11 am – 5 pm
Exhibition Place, Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Avenue
Tickets   Visit for more information

Winnipeg Tattoo Convention - 250+ Tattoo Artists, 15 Musical Performances, Outdoor Stage and Beer Gardens, Classic Cars and Motorcycles, Outdoor Market, Food Trucks and More! 

This three-day event brings renowned tattoo artists from across the world to showcase their talent with live tattooing in Winnipeg. The convention will feature more than 250 of the world’s most talented tattoo artists. Our event will take over the grounds with car show, motorcycle show, axe throwing, market, food trucks, live performances and much more.

August 25 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Waterfront Dr, Winnipeg, MB      
Register here     FREE
Art Walk: Sunset in the City - Enjoy "sunset in the city" as we explore many of the public artworks in downtown Winnipeg, including: 
High Five - Lily Street - YOU YOU + YOU - DIY Field - Heaven Between
The Acrobats - Indigenous Artists' Project at Air Canada Park (new!)


August 25 – August 26 / Check-In: 9:00 AM / Start Time: 10:00 AM
Saturday: 45km, 23km (68 km) + Challenge: 22km / Sunday: 45km
Weekend Total: 135km

Gimli Recreation Centre, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0
For more information: or or 1-800-268-7582 

MS Bike 2018 – Gimli · Hosted by MS Society of Canada - Manitoba Division
MS Bike is the largest fundraising cycling series in North America! Every year since 1989 cyclists of all ages and fitness levels across Canada get together to end Canada’s disease: multiple sclerosis. Your fundraising will help improve the quality of life of Canadians affected by MS today, and those who may receive a diagnosis tomorrow. 

We will head south on Highway 9, stopping in at the Gimli Recreation Centre for lunch before heading north on Highway 8. The homestretch from Camp Morton to the Gimli Recreation Centre is along Highway 222 and then Centennial Road for the finish line, tailgate and dinner!

Cyclists looking for an added challenge will be able to ride our Challenge Leg: ride the northern portion of the route a second time, adding an additional 22km to the ride. Sunday morning starts at 9am and will feature the southern portion of our route a second time; landing back in Gimli for the final finish.

August 28 at 7 AM - 8 PM
The Manitoba Hydro Building, 360 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2018 Drop Zone Winnipeg · Hosted by SMD Foundation/Easter Seals Manitoba
Easter Seals™ Drop Zone is a national fundraising event that allows you to put on your cape, defy gravity and impact lives. You will have the opportunity to rappel off the side of a 272 foot building in downtown Winnipeg. 
To secure rappel spots you need to collect pledges in the following amounts:
* Individual rappeller - raise a minimum of $1,500
* Teams of 2 - raise a minimum of $2,500
* Teams of 4- raise a minimum of $5,000
All funds raised stay here in Manitoba to help SMD develop and deliver vital services and programs to over 47,000 children, youth and adults with disabilities. For more info:

August 26 at 10 AM - 1 PM
Meet in front of the Travel Manitoba Explore Centre, the Forks Market
Tickets  $44.74 / adult including taxes and fees
Seats are non-refundable and dates cannot be changed once booked
The mini bus we have for the tour is not wheelchair accessible

Roll up for the 7th annual Magical Musical History Tour! Join local music historian and author John Einarson as he guides you through the streets of Winnipegy. 

See the house where Neil Young lived and began his song writing career; see the house where Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman of The Guess Who wrote These Eyes, No Time and others as well as where Burton Cummings compose Share The Land, Rain Dance and more; see the school where Neil Young sat on the steps; where Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) was first conceived; the house Terry Seasons in the Sun Jacks grew up in; the spot where Neil Young met Joni Mitchell; plus more. The tour features a video of vintage photos and music as well as John’s colourful stories. 

July 7, 2018

Tours l Gimli Film Festival l Ballet in the Park l Block Party l Folklorama l Sarasvàti l MAWA: Artist in Residence l Icelandic Festival - Islendingadagurinn l Tribute Band Festival l Salvaje l Movies on Memorial l Dirty Donkey Mud Run l Winnipeg Beer Festival l The Cadillac Three


One and half hour tours Wednesday evenings - ends October 24 
6:00pm until 7:45pm - Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the tour
Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway, R3C 1S4
Meet inside the main entrance of the building, around the security desk

Price: $41.80 total / person (including students, youth, and seniors) 
Please note the tours are non-refundable and once booked, dates cannot be changed.

Hermetic Code Tours
Have you ever wondered why the Manitoba Legislative Building has sphinxes on the roof? Join Dr. Frank Albo for an unforgettable tour of magic, mystery and architectural wonder. Dr. Albo will reveal a trail of occult clues concealed in the building’s architecture including: hidden hieroglyphic inscriptions, numerological codes, and Freemasonic symbols.

Please dress appropriately for the weather as the first 15 minutes of the tour is outside. Cameras are allowed on the tours as well as a beverage and small snacks.

You must have valid Government issued photo ID. You MAY need to present it at the Security Desk when you check in. All bags, backpacks and purses will be checked by security. Backpacks and large bags will be locked up for the duration of the tour.

The tour is wheelchair accessible however, the tour ends at the Pool of the Black Star which has two stairs down to it but can still be viewed from the top of the steps.

Fabulous cuisine awaits you on the BON APPÉTIT Foodie Walking Tours!

With a passion for language, art and culture, and a history that dates back two centuries, there’s a world to discover in Saint Boniface. Come for the food and discover its hidden treasures through two themed guided foodie tours where you eat, learn, drink, and repeat!

July 12, 26 and August 9 and 23 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm at a cost of $75 each.
Meeting point: Old St. Boniface City Hall, 219 Provencher Blvd.
Tour includes two glasses, an appetizer, an entree and a dessert
The Historical Culinary Tour combines French flare and an exploration of the rich historical past while savouring dishes of several Saint Boniface eateries along the way.

July 18 and August 1, 15 and 29 from 1 pm to 5 pm at a cost of $50 each.
Meeting point: Sculpture garden, 219 Provencher Blvd.
Includes four culinary stops
The Artistic Culinary Tour combines galleries, public art and beautiful architecture, while highlighting the imaginative cuisine of local chefs.

For info or to book: or 204-233-8343
Tours can accommodate 8 to 20 people and are bilingual.
Everything is prepaid, including tips. So, no need to pull out your wallet.
Please advise us of any food allergies or restrictions when you book.
Your purchase will be confirmed by email. Show your ticket to participate.
In the event of a cancellation, you will receive a credit or reimbursement.                

Gimli Film Festival, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0
Questions?  Email

The 2018 Gimli Film Festival will celebrate our 18th annual festival! 
Join us for critical, engaging and entertaining cinema from the most promising Manitoban and Canadian filmmakers and an exceptional selection of feature films and documentaries from around the world!
• Five indoor venues and the popular RBC Sunset Screenings: Free on-the-beach movies!
• Local and Canadian premieres of award-winning films from around the world!
• Over $11,000 awarded in pitch competitions and film competitions
• Q & A’s with Icelandic and Canadian filmmakers
• Workshop and panels for aspiring filmmakers
• Special Events
Jul 25 - Jul 27, 7:30 PM
Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N6

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 79th season begins with Ballet in the Park, a treasured tradition that spans over four decades! This free, family-friendly event is a wonderful way to experience ballet. 

If the opportunity to watch world-class ballet under the prairie sky doesn’t hook you, then perhaps catching a sneak peek of The Wizard of Oz, Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s new creation, will do the trick. L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale of family, friendship, and courage will be brought to life by choreographer Septime Webre. We invite you to be among the first to see the ballet before it makes its Canadian premiere in May 2019.

Ballet in the Park also features a performance by the RWB School Recreational Division students along with excerpts of Romeo & Juliet danced by the RWB School Professional Division students. We offer the following pre-show activities for your little ones: 
Crafting, Wizard of Oz face painting, pointe shoe toss, and a contest to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming RWB performance. 

Need a pre, during, or post Ballet snack? We have you covered with food trucks, including:
Kyu Grill, Walleye Wagon, Red Dot Japanese Cuisine, GG Gelati, Burgers R Us, Island Fusion

July 28 at 10 AM - 8 PM
The Strong Badger Coffeehouse, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0A7
Interested in being a vendor? Message The Strong Badger Coffeehouse

Join the Strong Badger Coffeehouse and our West End neighbours for the Victor Street Block Party! We're taking over Victor Street between Sargent and Wellington for a day full of music and fun. Featuring:
-Potluck Table: Bring a snack or baked good to share!
-Free Barbecue 11-2
-Kid's Activities
-Local Vendors and LOCAL MUSIC ALL DAY: Anne-Marie Williot, Sue & Dwight Peters,
                                       Jolene Kaminski, Two Crows for Comfort, Joe Davis, Twin
Folklorama Events

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

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

3:00PM: Folklorama Pavilion Entertainment Performances: 
              - Grupo Rumel from Chile Lindo Pavilion 
              - Splendore D'Italia Dance Group from Italian Pavilion 
              - Belgian Folk Dancers from Belgian Pavilion 
              - Serbian Beograd Pavilion Dancers 
              - Manitoba Great Wall Performing Arts Dancers from Chinese Pavilion 
4:00PM: Folklorama Teachings Workshop with Evans Coffie 
4:30PM: Week 1 Pavilion Ambassador Introductions 
5:00PM: Folklorama Teachings Workshop with TiBert le Voyageur 
5:30PM: Taekwondo Demonstration from Korean Pavilion 
5:45PM: Folklorama Teachings Workshop with Winnipeg Steel Orchestra 
6:15PM: Week 2 Pavilion Ambassador Introductions 
6:45PM: Tamil Pavilion Dance Group Performance 
7:00PM: Pavilion of Scotland Performance
7:15PM: Winnipeg Bhangra Club Performance from Punjab Pavilion 
7:30PM: Asham Stompers Performance from Metis Pavilion 
8:15PM: Latin Fusion Late Night Party band from El Salvador Pavilion
Aug 5 - Aug 18

2018 Folklorama Festival
Find all our pavilion details on our website:
Experience this memorable multicultural festival by visiting the 44 volunteer-run pavilions that feature lively entertainment, cultural displays, warm hospitality and authentic ethnic cuisine. Kid Friendly
Pavilion show times vary throughout the weeks of the Festival! 
August 5 – August 11
RBC Convention Centre WinnipegWinnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3

Mexican Pavilion - Celebrate life and culture with world-class entertainment, delicious authentic food and beautiful cultural displays. 
Aug 12 - Aug 18 - Doors open: 6 pm daily / Show Times: 6:45 pm / 8:15 pm / 9:45 pm

Scandinavian Pavilion - From the New Frontier to the final Frontier, Nordic people have traveled afar following stars. Join us as we celebrate our hearty foods, lively dances and the Intrepid Spirit of Nordic Explorers. Try our Meatballs, Scandinavian Beers and Vinarterta!

August 3 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Saddlery on Market, 89 Donald, Winnipeg 
Free Admission

Reimagining: Sarasvàti Productions 2018/19 Season Launch
We're launching an incredible season of theatre and we want to celebrate with you! Come enjoy a preview of FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance events, including this year's Bake-Off and One Night Stand series. The night will feature artists from our upcoming events like our new high school tour, "Home 2.0". Plus get the inside scoop about the rest of our fabulous 'Reimagining...' season: Resistance, Resettlement, and Reconciliation! 
Once again we'll be offering free cupcakes courtesy of cake-ology! 
MAWA, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1
Be an Artist in Residence at MAWA in the spring and summer of 2019
Apply by Aug. 3, 4 pm
If you have any questions, contact 204-949-9490 or

MAWA is offering our urban, loft-style apartment to women-identified visual artists for residencies of 2-4 weeks in duration. Applicants can use this space and time for research, reflection, networking and/or production. We will provide the accommodation for free.

The apartment is approximately 700 sq. ft., is fully furnished and includes a designated parking space. All linens and cooking utensils are provided. It is located on the second floor of 611 Main Street, is a walk-up and is not wheelchair accessible. Family members are welcome. It is not conducive to painting and many forms of sculpture. We can help you gain access to the facilities you need.

We ask that you present your work to our members. MAWA will pay you a $300 fee for this presentation. MAWA will provide a letter of invitation to successful applicants but is unable to provide or help artists secure travel and/or production funding. Artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. 

Applications must be emailed to with the subject heading “residency” and should consist of a single pdf containing:
a cover letter saying why you would like time in the MAWA apartment and what you will be working on (goals, rationale)
first and second choice of dates (start and end) between May 1 and Aug 30
an artist’s c.v. and up to 20 embedded images or links to up to 2 videos

August 3 – August 6
Gimli, Manitoba

The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba - Islendingadagurinn - is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining interest in Icelandic culture and descent, primarily through the presentation of an annual family oriented celebration.

Enjoy food, music, entertainment, events/activities, Icelandic culture, and of course, Vikings! With the support of our sponsors, donors and volunteers we offer many festival events for free or low cost. A complete list of events is available at or download our free app for iphone or Android. Kid Friendly

August 5 at 3 PM - 11:59 PM
Assiniboia Downs’ stage, 3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E9
Parking is available at no cost

Tickets are non-refundable. To purchase tickets go to 
For additional information, please call 204-885-3330 or email
Join us for Unreal, Canada's Ultimate Tribute Band Festival! 
The festival kicks off at 3pm at Assiniboia Downs featuring a variety of music, food trucks and late night fireworks! It boasts the most exceptional cover bands that Canada has to offer. The line up includes:
3 p.m. - Keith Urban, Golden Road, Canada's #1 Keith Urban Tribute
4 p.m. - Elvis - Corny Rempel award winning tribute to Elvis
5 p.m. - The Beatles - Free Ride North America's Premier Show Band
8 p.m. - Cher - Turn Back Time Canada's Top Cher Tribute
7 p.m. - The Tragically Hip - The Incredibly Hip Canada's Ultimate Hip Tribute
8 p.m. - Bon Jovi - Bed of Roses The World's Best Bon Jovi Tribute
9 p.m. - The Rolling Stones - Free Ride North America's Premier Show Band
10 p.m. - ACDC - Whole Lotta Angus Canada's Top ACDC Tribute
11 p.m. - Kissed - The World's Kraziest Kiss Tribute

Our finale will include a fireworks display courtesy of CanFire Pyrotechnics.

Please bring a lawn chair as seating will be unavailable. No outside food or beverage is allowed - bag checks prior to entrance. No pets allowed. Additional bar services and concessions will be available throughout the evening in addition to our food truck lineup.

August 5 at 8 PM - 10 PM
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Unit Y300-393 Portage Ave, 3rd Floor Portage Place
Tickets · $23.61  

Fin de Fiesta Presents Salvaje: An Untamed Night of Flamenco Music and Dance 

Direct from Spain, Fin de Fiesta Flamenco dance and music ensemble presents Salvaje, a new production that explores the wild, unrestrained side of one of the world’s most passionate and intense art forms, flamenco.

The searing vocals of Alejandro Mendia (Noces Gitanes, France) are accompanied by the intricate guitar arpeggios of Dennis Duffin (Ventanas, Canada) and the haunting flute melodies of Lara Wong (Vancouver/Madrid). Dancer Lia Grainger (2017 Certamen New York International Flamenco Competition finalist) brings the stage to life with fierce and sensual choreographies and improvisations and Hanser Santos Gómez (Cuba) holds down the rhythm on cajon. Deborah "La Caramelita" (Noces Gitanes, France) will also join the ensemble as a special guest dancer.

Salvaje means “wild” and pays homage to flamenco’s rough-and-tumble origins. Flamenco draws from many cultural and historical influences, but the members of Fin de Fiesta often find themselves most drawn to the raw and improvisational “gitano” style that emerged 200 years ago from the gypsy culture of southern Spain.

Since 2013 Fin de Fiesta Flamenco has played more than 90 concerts. They released their first album in 2016 and toured across Canada and France to rave reviews. They will leave you breathless, with the pulsing rhythms of flamenco beating in your heart.

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0C9
Movies start at sundown (approximately 9 pm).

Movies on Memorial - Watch your favourite 2000's movies under the stars for free at Memorial Park! Come early to enjoy some pre-movie activities, including food trucks, games and more. In the event of bad weather, the movie will take place the following day.
2018 theme: The 2000's 
August 7 - Shrek
August 14 - Mean Girls 
August 21 - School of Rock 
August 28 - Miss Congeniality

August 11 at 8 AM
Springhill Winter Sports Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 2Z2
Tickets   Heat times and other info available at

Dirty Donkey Mud Run 2018 - You haven't seen a "Donkey" like this! Face an exciting, new course with obstacles and challenges. Afterward, quench that thirst with a beverage and an EPIC after-party with fist pumpin' music!
Part foot race and part obstacle course that will knock you on your "Donkey"! 
Choose to race as an individual or team or as a corporate team-building experience.
So come for the run, fun, music, beverages, and food, then stay and get "down and dirty" at the party, while you cheer on your favourite runners and crazy costumes!

August 12 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fort Gibraltar, 866 Rue Saint Joseph, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 3A8
Winnipeg Beer Festival 2018 
Enjoy locally brewed beer and delicious food inside Fort Gibraltar's walls. This event is made possible in conjunction with the Manitoba Brewers Association. It will feature over ten Winnipeg breweries and over 20 beers for you to sample.  #WpgBeerFest
- Unlimited poutine, and other delicious snacks
- Liquor samples from Capital K Distillery
- Live DJ spinning some tunes

August 14 at 8 PM - 1 AM
Nashville’s, 826 Regent at Plessis, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3A8
Advance tickets $20 (includes GST) by calling (204)694-SHOW(7469) or online

The Cadillac Three, presented by QX 104FM
Must be legal age to attend