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July 19, 2019

Folklorama l Sarasvàti Productions l Islendingadagurinn l FREE Movies & Yoga l Music l Cosplay l Dance Intensive l WPFCon Furassic Park l Night Market and Festival


July 27, 4 PM – 10 PM
Assiniboine Park & Zoo’s Lyric Theatre

Folklorama Kick-Off!
This FREE family-friendly celebration will kick off Folklorama’s 50th Anniversary! Experience cultural workshops and performances, children’s activities and a pavilion expo.
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Clyde Heerah and the Paradize Band
Latin Roots Dance Group
AVA Varsity Bhangra
Egyptian Pavilion Musicians
  • 5:30pm -7:30pm
Parade of Pavilion Ambassadors - Week 1
Hinode Taiko
Ethiopian Pavilion Dancers
Chinese Dragon Dance
Steve Kiz German Band
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Parade of Pavilion Ambassadors – Week 2
L’ensemble folklorique de la riviere-rouge
Noelia Yemal – Singer from Argentina
Brady Academy of Irish Dance
  • 9:00pm -10:00pm
Son D’arranke Latin Band

Note to Foodies!!

I am currently writing about Folklorama and posting recipes from a Folklorama 1980 brochure in my other blog - ‘I’m Turning 60’. 
If you’d like to enjoy Folklorama flavours at home, please check out the recipe posts which began on June 19 and will continue until August 6. Some of the pavilions are still in business, while others are just a memory of the 1980s. All recipes are authentic! ~ Margaret

Folklorama 50: August 4-17
Tickets VIP Tour, General Admission, Vickar Automotive Group Multi-Pack tickets

Folklorama is 50! Join us to celebrate this golden milestone!
Pavilion details such as locations, show times, hours of operation and more here:
• Tickets guarantee admission only, seating not guaranteed
• Online ticket sales close one hour before each show time
• Admission may still be purchased at the door, with cash, credit, or debit
• All tickets are specific to pavilion, date, and show time
• Tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged

Aug 4 at 5:30 PM – Aug 10 at 11 PM
Scandinavian Cultural Centre

Folklorama turns 50 this year and so does the Scandinavian Pavilion! 
Over the Nordic waters float the memories of the past 50 years. We've brought you Fairytales, ABBA, Weddings, Travel, Amazing Race, Survivor, Viking games and Trolls, not to mention our delicious food and Viking Power. 
Come and see what we're up to this year as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary. You're sure to be entertained and well fed! 

August 2, 7:00 p.m. 
The Saddlery on Market, 114 Market Ave. 
RSVP by July 29 at 204-586-2236 or
Drop-ins are also welcome.

Sarasvàti Productions is launching its 19th season with the theme Into the Light.
They are having an event to celebrate! 
Free admission and complimentary doughnuts generously donated by Oh Doughnuts!

Stay for the evening or pop by as part of First Fridays in the Exchange. 
The night will include the official season announcement, exciting entertainment, and sneak peeks of the unique events patrons can look forward to in the upcoming season. 

August 2 - 5
107-94 1st Avenue, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0

Islendingadagurinn - Icelandic Festival of Manitoba
Join us for an annual festival celebrating Icelandic culture and heritage. 
The theme for the 130th Festival is "Take a Viking Voyage / Farið í Víkinga Ferðalag"
Enjoy Icelandic food and culture, family friendly activities, midway, sporting events, live music, and, of course, Vikings!

NEW for 2019
- Icelandic Fashion Show and Fjallkona Tea
- Gimli Film Festival Icelandic Film Screening
- 5 Kilometre Road Race 
- Collaboration between the Music on the Rooftop event and the Art Show in celebration of the Art Show's 50th year.

Vingólf Beverage Gardens will be returning to the harbour area from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. 
DAILY 50/50 raffles - purchase from volunteers.

To volunteer please email or fill out our online form.

Sponsorship opportunities still available

Download our FREE app for the latest updates on Festival news and events
Aug 3 & 4
We will be showing and selling handmade Icelandic wool products from Iceland. Warm socks, shawl, sweaters for you little dogs and much more. Maybe we’ll throw in Icelandic chocolate and harðfisk / hardfish or ástarpunga / Icelandic loveballs. We sure hope we see you smiling and having a great time while we will be singing and selling ALL DAY LONG!
August 4, 8 AM – 11 AM
Islendingadagurinn 10 Mile, 5 Kilometre and 1 Mile Running Races
Numerous Random Draw Prizes
More info available online 

FREE Movies & Yoga

Every Friday, August 2 - 23
Movies in the Park
Assiniboine Park & Zoo, 2355 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N6

Join us on the Lyric Lawn and watch your favourite movies on a cinema-style outdoor screen. 
August 2:   6:30 PM - Incredibles 2                       | 8:45 PM - Captain Marvel
August 9:   6:30 PM - How to Train Your Dragon 3 | 8:45 PM - A Wrinkle in Time
August 16: 6:30 PM - Ralph Breaks the Internet    | 8:45 PM - Avengers: Endgame
August 23: 6:30 PM - Aladdin (2019)                    | 8:45 PM - Back to the Future

Every Tuesday, August 6 - 27
Movies on Memorial
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, 426 Portage Avenue, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0C9

2019 theme: Sports!
August 6 - Happy Gilmore 
August 13 - Bring It On
August 20 - Dodgeball 
August 27 - The Mighty Ducks

Movies on Memorial is back! 
Come down to Memorial Park to watch movies under the stars! 
Movies start at sundown (approximately 9:30 pm). 
Come early to enjoy some pre-movie entertainment including food trucks, games and more. 
In the event of bad weather, the movie will take place the following day. 

August 11, 4 PM – 6 PM
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

Join us for a free yoga class with Jesse Rodgers, a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. She completed her training with Yandara Yoga Institute in April 2016 and has been teaching on a regular basis ever since returning home from training in Hawaii.
Her training was in Hatha style yoga. Her main goal is to make all students feel comfortable, and let them know that if anything doesn't feel good, to modify or skip it. She makes her classes accessible to all levels of yogis, but has had the most experience teaching beginners. She is a mindful and intuitive teacher who brings aspects of meditation, breathwork, and positive mindset to the physical practice.


August 3, 9 PM – 12 AM
Hill Top Resort, hwy 59 & Provincial Road 102 N., Grand Beach, Manitoba R0E 0T0

Harder Faster is the ultimate tribute to Canadian rock legends April Wine.

August 8, 7:30 PM – 10 PM
The StuDome, 1025 Grosvenor Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0M7
Tickets $35 at the StuDome or
McNally Robinson Music Desk (Tues - Sat, 9am-5pm, Thurs 1pm-9pm)

Weather-dependant pre-show outdoor pot luck BBQ.
We may even hold the concert itself outside in the back yard, depending on crowd-size and the weather. So we could ask you to bring a lawn chair. We’ll give you a heads-up in time.

Onstage, Steve Poltz is part busker, part Iggy Pop and part Robin Williams, a freewheeling folkie with a quick wit and big heart. See him live and wonder why he doesn't fill arenas. - Associated Press

We’ve never had a performer that co-wrote a song that sold over 15 million copies, or once sat on Elvis’ shoulders. His songs have been among the longest running on the Billboard Top 100 and they regularly appear in movies, television, and television commercials. 
He co-wrote “You Were Meant For Me” with Jewel. Fans have adored him since he fronted the punk-folk legends, The Rugburns. His live shows captivate audiences with a mix of singing, storytelling, shredding, and occasional rants which have incited riots. 

Bulldog Pizza, 1364 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3T8

August 10, 2019 at 8 PM – 12 AM
Fresh Meat Concert Series - ALL AGES - FREE SHOW

Come, have a drink, and listen to some great tunes, featuring Winnipeg's newest Alternative Metal bands:
Helfreya: the amalgamation of love and death, in the form of alternative metal and progressive rock. 

Rising from the ashes of a desolate world ravaged by an alien force, the Undead Miscreant is ready to release its sonic fury upon the universe.

The Sleeping Legion: The sounds are more fascinating than the dissonant sounds that have been collected previously. 

Too Hard. Too Loud. We are OverFueled and we play Rock and Roll.
August 10, 9 PM / Bands at 10 – 2 AM

Alberta vs. Manitoba Punk Rock Throwdown! · Hosted by Rich Scramble
From Alberta:
Reifer Madness and Apollo Spitfire
Will be facing off against Winnipeg Champs:
Chernobyl Wolves and Yer Mum
You don't wanna miss this tag team event of the year!
All Ages

August 4, 2019 at 1 PM – 5 PM
Assiniboine Park & Zoo, 2355 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N6

Cosplay Showcase · Hosted by Foto D'Adriano
A chance to show off the creativity of the cosplay and photography communities not to mention a fun time hanging out.

Daily, Aug 5 - Aug 17
Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, 380 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4K2

Dance Intensive is a dynamic two-week training opportunity for dancers ages 9-18.
DI19 is designed to give students the opportunity to express themselves artistically, improve their technique and deepen their understanding of ballet in a positive and supportive environment.

DI19 will feature some of our finest ballet instructors and talented guest teachers who are masters of dance genres beyond ballet.

August 9 at 1 PM – Aug 11 at 9 PM
Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown, 288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0B8

WPFCon Furassic Park
Welcome to the second Wild Prairie Fur Con and the marvellous Furassic Park bringing scalies and fuzzies together to create an amazing experience!
Visit us and check out unique and informative panels, partake in contests, games, dances and dance competitions.  We know you will have a lot of fun (and hopefully not get eaten) with us. Kid Friendly

August 11, 3 PM – 11 PM
Assiniboia Downs, 3975 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E9
Admission is only $5 per person / Children 5 & under FREE! / Parking: $5

The Manitoba Night Market and Festival
Shop at the biggest night market in town! 
You can enjoy hundreds of local Manitoba creators, makers, crafters, artists, and vendors in our indoor / outdoor space. 
Bring the kids for pony rides, face painting, petting zoo, robots and more!
Local musicians keep the beat while you check out the beer garden and enjoy featured local breweries or one of over 25 delicious food truck experiences that are located on the race track! Check out:

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