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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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.
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.
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.
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 PMTake your seats! No gaps left between seats, please!
7:00 PMIntroduction & Trivia
7:10 PMDr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
8:30 PMCostume Contest
8:40 PMSpecial performance by Geekdom House ensemble, Incantatem
8:45 PMCostume Contest themed prizes
8:50 PMOnce More, with Feeling
9:40 PMDrawing of door prizes
9:55 PMClosing 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 Tickets
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! www.deadquiet.netwww.deadquiet.bandcamp.com
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. Tickets
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: TreasuredGiftsnThings.ca
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 Tickets
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
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.
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.
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!
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 Tickets
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 www.urbanecologywinnipeg.ca 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.
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.
2019 GALA THEMES & HOSTS
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:
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!