April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!!

May joy fill your day,
Hope light your path,
And the many blessings of Easter 
warm your heart...

Wishing you a Happy Easter!!

April 19, 2019

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Events l Architecture Films & Comics l Musical Evenings l Festival of the Arts l Moms And Mimosas l Dig Deeper Workshop l Fundraising Book Events, Spring Markets, Dinners, Brunch, Kids’ Dance, and Fashion Show l Cinderella

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Events
2110 - One Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0X3 

April 26-27
Russian Masters
Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero performs Tchaikovsky's beloved first piano concerto. Don't leave early as Montero's fabulous improvised encores are her real calling card. 
May 9, at the RBC Convention Centre
Single Ticket: $300 / Table of 10: $2,750 / Sponsorship: Starting at $5,000
For more information or to purchase your tickets visit
or contact Chelsey Hiebert at 204-949-3977 or

Bowties + Diamonds Gala in benefit of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. 
May 10-11
Best known for his role on Glee, Matthew Morrison's acting roots stretch far into Broadway. After starring in Hairspray, South Pacific, Finding Neverland and more, Morrison brings the best of his career to the WSO. 
May 12
Celebrate Mother's Day with a musical theatre extravaganza from the creators of Dry Cold Productions, as we sing and dance our way into your hearts. 
Jun 12-13
Westminster United Church
Karl Stobbe shows off his style and technique in Vivaldi's virtuosic and dramatic The Four Seasons. WSO Principal Oboe Beverly Wang introduces us to the Martinu Oboe Concerto. 
A sinfonia by Bach's most talented son completes this perfect summer program.

Architecture Films & Comics

Are you able to volunteer for the Hidden Winnipeg Scavenger Hunt on April 26, noon to 5 (or shorter period)?  Please contact or 204-960-8097
May 1- 5
Architecture+Design Film Festival
Now in its eighth year, the Architecture + Design Film Festival (A+DFF) presents critically acclaimed films focusing on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The films cover a range of design-oriented topics from architecture and urban design to graphics and product design. This year we will screen 23 films from 12 countries in 6 locations. 
The full programme is online at: 
There are several free screenings. 
Shoplifter, Michael Cho
May 3, noon
Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street

Canadian Cartoonists and the City
Join Mariana Muñoz Gomez and Dr. Rifkind for an illustrated lecture, a complement to the free exhibit.
May 4, 2 pm  Official Opening
This event is free and open to all.
Exhibit runs May 3-June 30
Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, 266 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S8
Not a fully accessible building. Entrance at 266 McDermot has seven steps in the lobby, where a portion of the exhibit is displayed. Arthur Street has a ramp entrance.

Architecture has long been a prominent feature of comics. The comics page resembles the grid of a modern building, as each panel offers a window into the characters' lives. Join us in looking at how contemporary Canadian cartoonists are drawing cities, streets, and buildings, exploring architecture as spaces we inhabit and as spaces that inhabit us. 
Curated by Mariana Muñoz Gomez (MA in Cultural Studies, UofW) 
and Dr. Candida Rifkind (Associate Professor, Department of English, UofW)
May 4, noon
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street

Archi-shorts Award ceremony and free screening
Winners of the annual 2-minute film contest will have films screened and a chance to speak about their films, and how they made them.
Judges: Ted Landrum, Alison Gillmor, Erika Ulrich, and Lawrence Bird
May 25 and 26
Doors Open Winnipeg is a FREE celebration of Winnipeg’s distinct spaces, outstanding architecture and vibrant history. Programme:

Musical Evenings

May 3, 7 PM – 11 PM
The Garrick, 330 Garry St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2G7
All Ages / Tickets · $14.99 - $19.99  and Into The Music Osborne 
MRG Concerts & POWER 97 Presents Wintersleep, with Special Guests, Partner

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
(204) 478-7275 / Gender-neutral washrooms available on site

May 3, Doors 6:30 PM / Movie 7:30 PM / Band 9:45 PM – 12 AM
Tickets are $19.74 plus taxes and fees   
Join us for the 45th-anniversary screening of Winnipeg's Favourite Movie, Phantom of the Paradise, with a live performance by Swanage, your #1 Winnipeg POTP Tribute band.
May 7, Doors open at 6:00 PM / Show starts at 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Think 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'... but in Whedonverse-style!
Sing Along with Horrible Feeling, Once More... Season 5! 
We are showing Joss Whedon's hit Internet musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, followed by his classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode, 'Once More with Feeling'.
Come dressed as your favourite Joss Whedon character, and sing along with some awesome tunes as we broadcast these triumphs of musical media on a 30 foot screen!
We will also be having trivia, multiple door prizes, and participation bags!
6:50 PM Take your seats! No gaps left between seats, please!
7:00 PM Introduction & Trivia
7:10 PM Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
8:00 PM Intermission
8:30 PM Costume Contest
8:40 PM Special performance by Geekdom House ensemble, Incantatem
8:45 PM Costume Contest themed prizes
8:50 PM Once More, with Feeling
9:40 PM Drawing of door prizes
9:55 PM Closing Remarks
This event is volunteer-run and organized, and all ticket sales go directly into purchasing participation bags, door prizes, costume contest prizes, and supporting local businesses.

May 3, 9 PM – 2 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

Influenced by early 80s video game music, metal and rock music, found-sound and vintage analog synthesis, Dave stacks layers of melody in his tracks. Heavy drums and aggressive synths join forces with rolling grooves and melodic lead lines to create a wide variety of slamming dance floor originals. 

Longwalkshortdock performs live PA with live vocals, synthesizers, drum machines, guitar, effects, toys, computers and even some of his own strobes and lighting. Performances at Soundwave 2009 and Shambhala 2010 have made LWSD an artist to watch. He was featured on the legendary Annie Nightingales podcast on BBC radio 1.

May 4, Doors at 9:00pm / Bands at 9:45pm – 2am
Windsor Hotel, 187 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1G7
Tickets  $15.00 at the door

Dead Quiet - 5 Piece Rock and Roll, with members of Barnburner, Anciients and Hasteroid - are playing their way back home to Vancouver after playing a slew of dates with Cancer Bats out east!
Joining them: TheHotShelleyLongs 
                     Endless Chaos
                     Moon Tan

May 4, Doors at 9:00 / Show at 10:00 PM – 2 AM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
18+ / $18 in advance online and The Good Will.

Real Love Winnipeg, DISCO NEEDS A SQUEEZE and The Good Will - Social Club present
Iceage, with Nadah El Shazly and Joanne Pollock 

Iceage is Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Dan Kjær Nielsen, Johan Suurballe Wieth, and Jakob Tvilling Pless.  Beyondless is Iceage’s fourth record.

Cairo based producer, composer and performer Nadah El Shazly's solo release Ahwar placed her on The Wire’s list of Top 50 releases of 2017. The title translates to ‘marshlands’ but can also mean maze, or getting lost. Shazly is famous for making audiences around the world lose themselves in her maze of avant-jazz, electronica and Arabic soundscapes.

May 3 at 5 PM – May 4 at 8 PM
Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1J9

Envision Festival of the Arts 2019
Envision’s mission is to celebrates the artistic talent that lives and works in our Wolseley-West Broadway community. The festival showcases all forms of art: painters, sculptors, authors, poets, photographers, film makers, singers, dancers, music, theatre. We’ll have book readings, a reading corner, a cafe and pop-up artists that push the boundaries.

May 4, 10 AM – 3:30 PM
Canad Inns Club Regent Hotel - 3rd Floor, 1415 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B2
FREE Admission!  FREE Swag Bags to first 50 Moms!

Moms And Mimosas 2019
Shop And Celebrate Moms Day!
Artisans / Foodies / Everyday Favs!
Shop 85+ Tables filled with Special Gifts for ALL Moms!
Arts + Crafts / Home / Garden / Cottage  Decor
Bath / Body / Beauty / Health + Wellness
Handcrafted Jewelry / Specialty Sweets / Treats!

Silent Auction raffle tickets available with Proceeds to The Children's Rehabilitation Foundation, MB / Vendor Information:

May 4 and 5, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Divine Clarity, 2071 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0K9
$500 plus GST. Tickets online or call reception at 204-223-8778 - 2071 Portage Ave. $100 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration, balance due at the start of class.   

ThetaHealing® Dig Deeper Workshop, hosted by Divine Clarity and Kristel Kernaghan
This narrative style approach allows us to discover the elusive and deep subconscious thoughts and beliefs that can block us. ThetaHealing then uses unconditional love, belief and feeling work to clear these. This seminar is designed to get all ThetaHealers® well trained at this essential technique, to give you the solid grounding, and tips you need so you are confident to find your clients key core beliefs. 

Prerequisite: Basic & Advanced DNA ThetaHealing from a certified ThetaHealing™ teacher
Includes: Dig Deeper ThetaHealing® Manual and Certificate

Fundraising Book Sales, Banquets & Artisan Markets

MAY 4, 10:00 AM - 3 pm / MAY 5, 10:00 AM -  1 pm
Sun Gro Centre, 360 Veterans Lane, Beauséjour, Manitoba

The Big Beausejour Book Sale was created in 2015 to support the Happy Time Nursery School, a registered charity.  The book sale has helped to raise funds, promote literacy, and recycle reading materials.  
This sale has books of all types for all ages, as well as puzzles, games and movies!  

MAY 4, 12 PM – 3 PM / MAY 5, 11:00 AM – 4 PM
The Bay, 450 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0E7

Silver Stamped Jewelry is proud to participate in the Third + Bird Spring Market, Winnipeg’s largest urban market, that provides a fun and inspiring gathering place for artisans + shoppers to meaningfully connect. 
Third + Bird Markets give spotlight to small businesses who are pushing the independent makers industry through modern design, fresh ideas + creative branding. Kid Friendly

Linden Christian School, 877 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 1B8

For comp tickets or info call 204.989.6741 or

Fundraising Banquet 2019
Join us in supporting the LCS Bursary Fund and other important school projects at our annual Fundraising Banquet. The evening will be catered by Bergmann's on Lombard, with a reception start time of 6:30 pm and dinner served at 7:00 pm.
MAY 8 to 10, 7:00 PM - 10 PM
Tickets available online, at the Main School Office. Cash or cheque 

Linden Christian School presents Rogers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Kid Friendly

May 5, 10 AM – 1:30 PM
The Gates On Roblin, 6945 Roblin Blvd, Rural Municipality of Headingley R4H 1A2
Tickets are $75 (which includes a $25 tax receipt) online, at the Best of Friends Gift Shop (in the Millennium Library lobby), or by calling 204-488-3217.

Our 14th Annual Spring Books & Brunch fundraising event 
Lovely brunch, special guests, and our popular Rainbow Auction
Our theme this year is "Books I Have Known and Loved" with special guests: 
Kathy Knowles (author, Director of the Osu Children’s Library Fund) and 
John Einarson (author, musicologist, broadcaster and educator) 
Master of Ceremonies: Charlene Diehl (Director of THIN AIR - the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, writer, editor) 

May 5, 10 AM – 5 PM
Whitetail Meadow Market, Box 412 #161 Church Street, Niverville, Manitoba R0A 1E0
Adult Admission only $5 and under 18 free  Kid Friendly / free parking

Whitetail Meadow Spring Market
Featuring over 80 artists, handmade vendors, pop up shops and food vendors at the picturesque Whitetail Meadow Event Centre located on the Red River at the corner of Highway 200 & 311 just 15 minutes south of Winnipeg.

May 5, 2 PM – 5 PM
St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1A1
Cost: $15 / Kids under 2 free but still require a ticket

5th annual Kids’ Dance Fundraiser · Hosted by Madox's Warriors
We are raising awareness and funds for DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) and other Childhood Brain Cancers. Included in the cost:
- Entrance to dance with nut-free treats at entrance as you enter
- A bag of chips/granola bar and unlimited pop/juice/water 
- Photo sessions with princesses/superheroes/ghostbusters
- Dancing with glow bracelets given to kids on the dance floor 
- Colouring station / Games with prizes 
Door prizes, raffle draws, bake sale ($1 - $2 each), and pizza slices ($2 each).

Heather’s Pretty Parties face painters and princesses/superheroes to dance and entertain
Summer Bounce Entertainment  - always providing an amazingly interactive DJ
Magic Snap Photo Booth -  with photos to take home that day
Winnipeg Ghostbusters dancing and hanging out with guests 

MAY 8 to 11, 10:00 AM - 12 PM
Grace Hospital Auditorium, 300 Booth Dr., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3M7

Stock up on your summer reading at the Grace Hospital Annual Really Big Book Sale. 
All proceeds support patient care at Grace Hospital. 

May 9, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Prairie 360, 28-83 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4J9
Tickets can be purchased at The Studio Boutique, main floor of Neechi Commons, 865 Main Street (at Euclid). or by EMT to password: ticket

Dinner & Fashion Show
In partnership with Neecheewam, the Aboriginal Designers Cooperative 3rd Dinner & Show.
A portion of ticket proceeds will go to Neecheewam Inc.

April 8, 2019

Law Day 2019 l Garage & Craft Sales l Whodunit? Presents Karen Bate l Community Based Solutions l Musical Evenings l The Children’s Hospital Book Market l The Wizard of Oz l Walks in Winnipeg l Comedy Festival l PechaKucha Night

April 14, 12 PM – 3:30 PM
Winnipeg Law Courts, 408 York Avenue
Free admission and refreshments!

Law Day 2019 · Hosted by MBA Law Day/ ABM Journée du droit
Come out and learn about the law
• Guided Tours of the Law Courts and Lock-Up
• Demonstrations by a drug detector dog and its handler
• Demonstrations by a Victim Service intervention dog and its handler
• Legal Information Sessions (Law as a Career, Judicial Independence and Frauds & Scams)
• Interactive Exhibits and Displays
• Student Debates and  Mock Trials in English and French
• Special Sitting of Citizenship Court 

Garage & Craft Sales

April 14, 11 AM – 2 PM
West St. Paul Recreation - Sunova Centre, 48 Holland Rd, R4A 5A4

West St. Paul Community Garage Sale
Interested in Renting a Table? Email:
Cost per table: $25

April 27, 11 AM – 3 PM
210 Rita St, Winnipeg, MB R3J 2Y2

Mother of All Dragons Spring Crafts Show is a unique event for Spring. 
It is a Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Steampunk and Pop Culture themed Craft Show!

April 28, 9 AM – 1 PM
Burton Cummings Community Centre, 960 Arlington Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 2E5

Come to our Spring Garage Sale! 
Rent a table and sell some things or come and buy some great "new" stuff! 
VENDORS WELCOME! Call the centre for more information - 204-783-5330
Tables are $25 to rent. Please pay in advance at the centre. 

Whodunit? Mystery Bookshop, 165 Lilac Street, Winnipeg, MB  R3M 2S1

April 14, 3 PM – 5 PM

Karen Bate will be joining us to discuss her "MayFair Mystery" series, her decision to become a crime writer, and other subjects besides!  
Her books will be available for sale, and to be signed after the Q&A.
Refreshments to be served / Kid Friendly
April 27, 10 AM – 10 PM
Canadian Independent Bookstore Day
We will be taking the last weekend in April to celebrate ourselves. What that really means is a celebration of you who allow us to be ourselves. Give-aways, prizes, treats, etc.  

April 17, 5 PM – 7:30 PM
173 Talbot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2L 0P6, Canada
Tickets FREE   Please RSVP by April 10 at Ticket link or by calling 204-589-5001

Community Based Solutions 
James Favel, Bear Clan Co-founder and Executive Director, shares about Bear Clan's history, present and future. 
Author and Professor Dr. Jim Silver shares his view on poverty and Winnipeg's changing inner city. 
Jubilee Fund's Annual General Meeting to follow.
Light refreshments will be provided, including Tall Grass Prairie's famous cinnamon buns! 
Although this is a FREE event, please bring an item or two to help support Bear Clan. 
Items of particular use are:
-Zip top canned foods
-Fruit snacks
-Individually pre-packaged food items
-Toilet paper

Musical Evenings

Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, 234 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A8

April 17, 9 PM – 11 PM
Tickets  $15
Hard-hitting, award-winning, well-travelled, and old-schooled, Harpdog Brown is, as they say, the real deal, with a first rate band to boot!
April 20, 10 PM – 2 AM
Tickets  $10
Transistor 66 Record Co. brings Canada's showman, BA Johnston, with Blond Goth.
April 23 and 24, 8 PM – 11 PM
Tickets  $15
The uncrowned King of Kensington, Corin Raymond, returns to his native land of Winnipeg. 
With a deluxe closing set by Andrew Neville and the Poor Choices.
April 27, 3 PM – 6 PM
We are very pleased to present a special birthday tribute to our hero and mentor, the legendary Reverend Percy Tuesday (1942-2014). 
Hosted by an all-star band led by Dwayne Dueck, Dan Thiessen, and Gerry McIvor. 

April 18, Doors at 9 / Show at 10 PM – 2 AM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
18+   $10 in advance at, online and The Good Will  
Good Will house rules: 

Real Love Winnipeg and The Good Will - Social Club present 
Warming album release show

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B1Z8

April 27, Doors - 7:15 pm / Show - 8:00 PM – 11 PM
Advance - $15 [Mezzanine - $20] / Door - $20 [Mezzanine - $25]
Available online or by contacting the WECC box office.

Justin van Damme is a song-writer, performer, and garbage photographer. His work is sparse yet lively, full of raw character and unadorned. His vocals are accompanied by a distinctly forceful and thumpy-brutalist guitar-style that straddles rock, blues, and folk. 

His solo DIY sound is a meditation on self-reliance and a response to the question of how one artist can sound big without loops or samples. Justin van Damme as Himself is comprised of single-take sessions and is inspired by the honesty and intensity of pre-war blues recordings. 
He is an artist in residence at the West End Cultural centre for the 2018/19 season. 

With Snarky Remarkable & Cantor Dust

May 2, Doors - 7:15 pm / Show - 8 PM – 11 PM
Tickets available online or by contacting the WECC box office.
Advance - $20 [Mezzanine - $25] / Door - $25 [Mezzanine - $30]    all ages

It started with a story from Keri Latimer’s family history. A tale of the great-grandmother she knew as tiny and soft-spoken, a gentle soul who only spoke Japanese. Who would have guessed that, in her youth, that same little old lady stabbed a man with a pair of barbershop shears? 
Now all of those stories come together on Citizen Alien, the new album from Winnipeg folk duo Leaf Rapids. The project is a labour of love for Keri and her husband, Devin Latimer. 
Each of the 10 songs spins out a thread, binding history and identity to time and place. 

Openers: Madeleine Roger and Knob & Tube

April 28, 3 PM – 7 PM
Thirsty Lion Tavern, West St. Paul, 4200 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R4A 2A2

Sunday Afternoon Jam Sessions, featuring Beav & the Beg, Borrow & Steel Band! 
We're 'Rockin' with the Beav and the Beg, Borrow & Steel Band every Sunday! 
All musicians are invited to join in our Sunday Jam Sessions every Sunday from 3 - 7! 
All musicians, singers, and fans welcome! 
It's Happy Hour all day long and the famous Bubba Burger is half off! 

April 25 and 26 at 10 AM – 9 PM
April 27 at 9:30 AM – 6 PM
St. Vital Centre, 1225 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 5E5

The Children’s Hospital Book Market, established in 1961, is the longest-running fundraiser in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. The concept is simple. Members of the community drop off used books at our various outlets, and volunteers sort, mark, pack and price books that are then sold at two annual sales, in April and September. The Book Market has raised over $8 million in support of child health care in Manitoba!

Books can be dropped off at any Winnipeg Fire Hall or Dufresne Furniture store. Additional information can be found at or by calling the Book Market info line at (204) 783-1125.

April 25
McNally Robinson, 1120 Grant Avenue
$30 For information and tickets, visit:

The Making of a Ballet 
Have you ever wondered how a story, concept, or idea evolves into a ballet?
Join Tara Birtwhistle, RWB’s Associate Artistic Director, as she hosts an educational, insightful behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Wizard of Oz ballet before the curtain rises on this Canadian Premiere. 
Meet some of the creative minds behind the choreography, costumes and sets. 

May 1, 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 PM – 10 PM / May 05 at 2:00 PM
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet is proud to close our 79th season with the Canadian premier of The Wizard of Oz.

L. Frank Baum’s tale of family, friendship, and courage is vividly brought to life by choreographer Septime Webre in this family friendly ballet. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion as they journey down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City. Filled with all the familiarity of the classic story, yet realized with a bold, new spectacle of music, costumes, sets, projections and special effects. (Story lines and visual elements from MGM's The Wizard of Oz provided by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.)

Walks in Winnipeg

April 27, 11 AM – 1 PM
Urban Ecology Walking Tours: WATER ~ Return of the Floodwaters
Hosted by Learning from the Land, in the City
Visit for more information, a complete list of confirmed speakers, and to book a spot. Tickets are FREE but space is limited.

This is the first in a series of four seasonal walking tours exploring the ecology of Winnipeg’s urban landscape.
Join us as we gather on the flooded banks of the Red River to talk with local experts about our relationship with water in the city.
The story of the annual cycle of flooding on the Red and Assiniboine Rivers goes back thousands of years. It is a fitting place to begin our series exploring the connection between systems in nature and cities. Topics include:
- The traditional cultural and spiritual significance of water for Indigenous peoples
- The geological history of the Red River valley, the glaciers' retreat and the function of watersheds 
- The annual cycle of flooding and its importance for the wildlife, plants and ecosystems
- Colonization and the ways that urban development has changed the rivers
- The infrastructure of water access and control, Winnipeg's Aqueduct and its devastating impacts on the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation community
- The downstream impacts of storm water runoff and sewage spills into the Red River
- Green infrastructure solutions that can help manage water resources in resilient ways

This project is gratefully supported by the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, HTFC Planning + Design, and Green Action.

April 27, 1 PM – 5 PM
The Cube, Old Market Square, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$6  A ticket is required for each participant. Under 5 is free.
Proceeds will fund Winnipeg Architecture Foundation public programmes.

Hidden Winnipeg - an architectural scavenger hunt
The hunt will begin and end in Old Market Square.
Join us for an architectural scavenger hunt. By bike, on foot or by wheelchair, solve clues to discover the stories behind Winnipeg buildings and landmarks. There will be two versions of the hunt - by bicycle or on foot. Teams of all ages are welcome.
For more information, website under “Events”. Kid Friendly

April 28 to May 4
Tickets at, and the Box Office at the Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, on Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm

18th annual Winnipeg Comedy Festival:
Stand-Up Strong! Fresh Faces & Funny Faves
The full schedule for the Festival:

More than 70 comics will perform in over 30 shows at venues like Club Regent Event Centre, The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, The Forks, Millennium Library, The Fairmont Lounge, Wee Johnny’s, and the Gas Station Arts Centre (GSAC).

The Fest turns 18 this year and I am so proud of our thrilling lineup of shows, says Winnipeg Comedy Festival’s Artistic Director Lara Rae, whose final year at the helm is 2019. Dean Jenkinson will assume the role of Artistic Director for the 2020 festival.

April 30 @ 7:30pm
Gas Station Arts Centre
$40 Advance / $45 Door (portion of ticket sales to Special Olympics Manitoba) 
WCF & Winnipeg Wine Festival present RED CARPET COMEDY
Special Guest Headliner: Shaun Majumder
Special Guest Opener: Winner of The Launch Pad
Wine Tasting Reception 6:00-7:15pm

Host and Gemini Award-winning actor/comedian Shaun Majumder starred in the Farrelly Brothers Fox comedy Unhitched in 2008, and is a cast member of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. His documentary series Majumder Manor told the story of his dream to transform his home town into a sustainable high-end tourist destination.

Winnipeg Comedy Festival’s Galas will welcome fans to their new home at Club Regent Event Centre. There will be free parking! The Galas are recorded live-to-tape for television broadcast on CBC. Here are the line-ups:
First Impressions / May 2 @ 7:15pm  
Host: Trent McClellan / Performers: Bryan Hatt, Simon King, Leland Klassen, 
Chanty Marostica, Shelina Merani, Natalie Norman

Kids Stuff / May 3 @ 6:45pm  
Host: Gerry Dee / Performers: John Cullen, Keith Pedro, Ian Sirota, Preeti Torul, 
Tim Steeves, Rhiannon Archer

Beyond Belief / May 3 @ 9:15pm             
Host: DeAnne Smith / Performers: Martha Chaves, Christophe Davidson, Charlie Demers, Eman El-Husseini, Jacob Samuel, Peter White

Square Pegs / May 4 @ 6:45pm
Host: Kevin McDonald / Performers: Anesti Danelis, Todd Graham, Charles Haycock, 
Yumi Nagashima, Nick Nemeroff, Ana-Marija Stojic

Discomfort Zone / May 4 @ 9:15pm
Host: Jessica Holmes / Performers: Adam Christie, Mark James Heath, Pete Johansson, Chelsea Lou, and one more TBA.

May 2, 6:30 PM – 9 PM
The Millennium Centre, 389 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A6
Admission is pay-what-you-can; suggested donation is $10.

PechaKucha Night - 20x20 on 1919
Hosted by The Winnipeg Foundation and PechaKucha Night Winnipeg
The 1919 General Strike united citizens, shut down a city and revolutionized workers' rights across a nation. Hear artists, writers and filmmakers present tributes to the event that changed Canadian history forever - PechaKucha style!