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May 3, 2019

Musical Evenings l Oak Hammock Marsh Events l Chocolate and Wine l Fundraisers l Angel Card Reader l Boots Riley l Indigenous Events l Conscious Kindness l Keycon 36 l Spotlight

Musical Evenings

May 10, 7 PM – 8:45 PM
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1

Polycoro Presents: Subversion - Polycoro’s final concert of the season explores the way music has been feared by and harnessed for political purposes over the last millennia. Featuring the Canadian Premiere of Aaron Gervais’ “Televised Address to the Nation on Civil Rights” for vocal ensemble and supercollider.

May 11, 9 PM – 2 AM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
Tickets $14.99 + S/C  online, Into The Music Osbourne, The Good Will 
18+ w/ valid ID

Dizzy - three brothers, Charlie, Alex and Mackenzie Spencer, and their friend Katie Munshaw - who made music to combat boredom. 

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

May 16, 8 PM – 11 PM

Greg MacPherson - A celebration of 25 years of music, with unreleased material and a retrospective performance of select songs from his ten critically acclaimed studio albums.
Capital K Distillery will be providing free cocktail samples featuring their new WPG Vodka.

May 24, Doors - 7:15pm / Show - 8:00pm – 11pm
Tickets $20  online or by contacting the WECC box office
Advance - $20 [$25 Mezzanine] / Door - $28 [$33 Mezzanine]

Come join Winnipeg roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories for their sophomore album release party. “Assiniboine & the Red” is the highly anticipated followup to their debut album "Wondrous Traveller." Tickets purchased for November's show will be honoured.

May 18, 8 PM – 1 AM
Forth, 171 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S1

Birthday Tapes presents: Dead Fibres 
Dead Fibres have managed to birth a distinctive blend of grunge, punk and psychedelia that is both aggressive and rhythmically driven. Check out their latest album, "Stash Box" here:
Fear the Mammoth - Loud two piece punk rock band from Edmonton  
Danger Fuzz

May 19, 8 PM – 12 AM
Nashville's Winnipeg, 826 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3A8
18+  Tickets  Advance tickets $20 at the front desk Canad Inns Destination Centre Transcona, online or by calling 204-694-7469

The Pumps & Orphan in concert

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
May 23, Doors at 7:30 show at 8pm – 1 pm
$10 online

Another year for Local Jukebox and more amazing talent.
We have Sweet Alibi and Bullrider taking on each other
Northern Royals and House Handshake taking on the task
Bo Leggeg and Johannes Lodewyks taking on each other acoustic 
Hosted by @Villageidiots 
We'll also have Sarah Maureen’s paintings for sale. One will be a door prize.
Also 4 passes to giveaway for Heart of the Nation music festival.
May 17, 9 PM – 2 AM
Any questions please contact

Red Tie Productions & Rockin' The Fields Of Minnedosa Present: "Road To RFM”, a local event to showcase some of the great talent we have in this province. One lucky band will be awarded a paid slot at this year's Rockin' The Fields, August long weekend in Minnedosa. Featuring: Dark Mourning - Odder than the Otters - Ronnie Ladobruk and The Electric -
The Love Tongues - The Gerry Hatricks

May 24, 9 PM – 2:30 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Tickets online 

ROARING 2020s - Musical styles include Electro Swing, Ghetto-Swing, Gypsy House, Electronic Ragtime,Breakbeat Jive, Bucovina Dubs, Future Bebop and much more! Featuring: Chris Komus / Manalogue / Lotek / Nathan Zahn

We are hiring a photographer to take pictures of anyone who wants to enter the costume contest. We will post all the photos and give people one week to "vote" for their favourite costumes. Attendees are also invited to submit their own pictures. 
Pixel Pusher & Jabez Lee will present you with our most amazing original visuals show yet!  

May 11, 7-9 pm
Evergreen Gate at 1138 River Road (just south of Selkirk)
Tickets $40 including tax. Pay via e-transfer to 

Doreen Pendgracs will be the host of a chocolate and wine pairing event in honour of Mother’s Day and Manitoba Day (which are both on May 12th), featuring the best of Manitoba-made chocolate paired with some fabulous wines. 
Please contact Doreen at if you have any questions.

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 30 minutes North of Winnipeg on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8. For more information call (204) 467-3300.
Jacques Bourgeois  Email:

May 11
8 to 10 a.m. - 2-hour Shorebird Survey. 8 to 10 a.m.Join birding experts Christian Artuso and Tim Poole at International Migratory Bird Day. 
Pre-registration is required.  Cost is $6/person
11 a.m. with Christian Artuso - Theatre presentation on the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas 
12 to 3 p.m. - Bird banding with our Resident Naturalist, Paula Grieef
                     Meet the Parrot Club of Manitoba  
 2 to 3 p.m. - Join an interpreter and participate in a bird survey 
May 11 - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
Visit the Centre in the morning, then drive to the Narcisse Snake Dens for a guided tour with snake enthusiast Cathy Wasserman 
Pre-registration is required.  Workshop fee: members $12, non-members $20.
May 12 
Mother's Day Wildflower Sale 
These wildflowers are adapted to thrive in our climate and will attract butterflies and birds. 
11 a.m. - live Great Gray Owl presentation with Jim Duncan from Discover Owls. Jim will have a display table.
Treat Mom to lunch in our scenic Café overlooking the Marsh.
12:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Explore the Marsh by canoe, on foot, or by our Wagon Rides 
A fee of $3 for members and $6 for non-members applies for the canoe and wagon rides.
May 18 to 20 
Become a Biologist for a Day with these exciting activities: Songbird banding, Water testing, Radio-telemetry, Invertebrate sampling, Biodiversity Walk and Wildlife surveys. 
Try wading through the wetland in chest wader ($3 for members / $6 for non-members) 
Guided canoe adventure ($3 for members / $6 for non-members) 
Rent your own canoe ($15 for 45 minutes)
May 25 - 7 a.m. 
Birding and Breakfast 
The best time of the day to watch and listen to the birds calling the marsh home is just after sunrise. Join our Resident Naturalist on a morning walk, then enjoy a delicious hot breakfast in our scenic Café. Workshop fee: $18 for members, $26 for non-members
May 26 - 8 to 10 a.m. 
A Bird in the Hand
Participate in a real live songbird banding session. Feel the birds feathers flutter in your gently closed palms a second before the moment of release! The bird banding is followed by a canoe excursion. Pre-registration is required. $25 per person.
May 30 - 6 p.m. 
Spring Dinner - Enjoy dinner while overlooking our wetland and experiencing the sights and sounds of spring. Chef Kelley will prepare an exquisite  three-course dinner featuring locally grown ingredients. Pre-registration and payment required 3 days before the event.


Order deadline: May 11, 8 AM – 11:55 PM
Order pickup: May 21, 41 Meadow Ridge Drive from 4:30-9:00pm
Questions? Email or call Krystal 204-479-9719    

Rain Barrel Fundraiser · Hosted by Manitoba Underdogs Rescue Inc.
Invest in a rain barrel, and see the rewards on your water bill. Your stored water is great for all gardens. Included are accessories which can be viewed here: 

May 11, 10 AM – 6 PM
Craig Street Cats, 1421 St James St # 16, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0Y9

Vegetable and Flower Plant Sale 
Come get your fill of Sweet Peas & Q's incredible vegetables and flowers for your garden!  
Plan to come early for best selection.

May 11, 7 PM – 10 PM
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
18+ / $20 Tickets in advance, include 3 hour drawing session (with breaks) and a drink (non alcoholic, beer, or wine) plus a light snack. e-transfer

The Full Monty, Drink & Draw FUNdraiser 
This will be a fully nude session. Artists need to bring their dry media and paper.  
We provide some easels, drawing boards, tables and chairs. 

May 17, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 121-100 Arthur St, Wpg, MB R3B 1H3
Admission is free. You will receive a recent issue of CV2 with a suggested $5 donation. Proceeds from the event will help support our Emergence Project:

CV2 and Platform Centre are so excited to present Diametric: A CV2 Fundraiser. 
Performances begin at 7:30pm. This evening will feature:
Music by Marisolle Negash, songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist from Winnipeg.
Readings by Trevor Graumann and Jess Woolford, Winnipeg writers and by Doyali Islam, award-winning Toronto-based poet, who are in our Spring 2019 issue
Readings by poets Reza Rezaï, Azka Ahmed, Brenden Gali, and Christina McKay 
Complimentary snacks & refreshments, and a cash bar. 

May 18, Doors at 9:00PM / Bands at 10:00PM – 1 AM
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
$10 at the door

Come enjoy some of Winnipeg's best local bands(and one of Regina's) and help raise money for this summers Séance Metal Festival 2019 (Formerly Chadstock). There will be a volunteer sign up sheet if you're interested in being a part of the team!
Zombie Assault / FPG / Dukkha / Viscera Morte

May 11, 9 AM – 5 PM
Divine Clarity, 2071 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0K9
Tickets   $222 plus GST. A non-refundable deposit of $50 will hold your spot.
Register or at 2071 Portage or 204-223-8778

Become a certified Angelic Realm Practitioner® & Angel Card Reader!
This is a workshop designed for beginners to advanced students looking to develop a connection with the angelic realm and give angel card readings. Each student will receive a manual, deck of Angel Cards, and be certified as an Angelic Realm Practitioner®.

May 11, 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2M2
Tickets   General Admission $30 / Student Ticket $20
Talk + Supporter Meet and Greet (includes $50 charitable receipt) $100
Wheelchair accessible

Boots Riley: Class, Race and Resistance in the 21st Century
Founder of the political Hip-Hop group The Coup, Boots Riley is a musician, rapper, writer and activist, whose feature film directorial and screenwriting debut - 2018’s Sorry to Bother You - received the award for Best First Feature at the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards, and 2019 Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Film (Comedy). Boots’ activism espouses a pro-labour position. Riley was nominated this year by the Director’s Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement (First-Time Feature Film).

CCPA-MB's event will include a Q and A with Canadian black feminist writer Robyn Maynard. Activist, educator and author, Maynard’s most recent book is entitled, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present.

A portion of the proceeds will be shared with Fight for $15 and Fairness Manitoba, a local group working to advance fair living wages and the rights of precarious workers.

Indigenous Events

May 14-16
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
The Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show 
We bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and students, to discuss and promote Indigenous business, community and economic development. Highlights include: Empowering Youth program
Interactive workshops about business, leadership and personal development
Trade Show with over 90 exhibitors (FREE for the public to attend)
May 15 Keynote Presenter: Jordin Tootoo, NHL’s First Inuk Player, and author of All the Way. He is committed to his work through Team Tootoo Foundation. Jordin was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for promoting healthy living in Nunavut.
May 16 Keynote Presenter: Lorne Cardinal, Award-Winning Film & TV Actor, Stage & Screen Director, is best known for his work on CTV's Corner Gas, playing Sgt. Davis Quinton. Previous stage credits include The Last Wife (ATP), G.G Award-winning Where the Blood Mixes, and Thunderstick. Recent television and film credits include When Calls the Heart, Bad Seed, Trouble with Christmas, and Tin Star. His voice work can be heard on Corner Gas Animated (Comedy Network), and Molly of Denali (PBS). 

Featured Entertainment at Gala Banquet: Scott Ward
As a certified teacher, comedy hypnotist and mentalist, Scott travels across the world. He is known for his work with Dakota House and empowerment workshops. Scott was a recipient of a Native American 40 under 40 Award, an Aboriginal Youth Role Model Award, and an Alberta Business Award of Distinction.

May 15, 12 PM – 3 PM
Oodeena Celebration Circle At the Forks, Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Join us at the 2019 Kick Off & Lighting of the Sacred Fire!
Free and Open to Public

May 16, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rossbrook House, 658 Ross Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0M1

Everyone is welcome to the annual Rossbrook House Pow Wow 
It will be across from Rossbrook on Ross Avenue in the Freight House field.

May 17 8 PM
Club Regent Event Centre, 1425 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3B2

2019 Indigenous Music Awards - Mezz Rush Seating - ALL AGES 

May 18 and 19
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
Tickets   Includes Admission to Indigenous Marketplace & Trade Show
Drums! Regalia! Dance! Join over 800 dancers at the 2019 Manito Ahbee Pow Wow!  Dancers will compete for cash prizes in numerous categories and the top award winning drum groups from across the continent will attend. 

May 15, 6 AM – 6 PM
United Way Winnipeg, 580 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C7
This day is FREE and you can do it ANYWHERE you are! 

Conscious Kindness - Be (extra!) kind to friends, neighbours, co-workers and strangers, too! Spread positivity, generosity and kindness everywhere and watch the world become a better place. Help the good vibes go even further by sharing with the hashtag #ConsciousKindness

May 17 at 6 PM – May 19 at 5 PM
Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown, 288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Keycon 36 is Manitoba’s premier Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention. It focuses on science fiction, fantasy and related literary genres in any form. It includes writing, visual arts, television and film. 
Check out the website for programming and membership costs and follow the official Facebook page for announcements and other random musings.

May 23 and 24, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
May 25, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  &  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, 174 Market Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8
Spotlight - The RWB School Professional Division’s performance will feature an excellent blend of classical and contemporary ballet featuring Mark Godden’s The Marshmallow Test.
Claire Marshall and Jolene Bailie have each created a piece with the Level 1-5 students to the music of Mark Cameron and Dave Brubeck. 
RWB School Alumni Jera Wolfe will present a contemporary duo.
The beauty of classical ballet will be told through an excerpt of Le Corsaire, through a scene where a flower garden comes to life.
Students will perform highlights of the ballet Gayaneh, the story is of a young Armenian woman whose patriotic convictions conflict with her personal feelings after she has discovered her husband’s treason.

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