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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 

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