Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 12-3 PM @ Broadway Neighbourhood Centre (185 Young Street)
Free, free, FREE!
Ladies and Gentleman! Kids of all ages!
The Central Canadian Circus Arts Club is about to begin! So dress up, grab your toys and come on down for three hours of amazing skills and fun!!!
Are you a JUGGLER? SPINNER HULA HOOPER? Or even a UNICYCLIST?
If YES, come hone your skills with like minded people in enough space to practice your hardest tricks.
If NO, come out and learn! Have some fun, meet new people, build new talents!
Email us for more info: email@example.com
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 7:30 PM - Winnipeg Free Press News Café (237 McDermot Avenue)
Playwrights Talia Pura (Winnipeg, MB) and Cornelia Hoogland (Hornby Island, BC) will be reading from new plays.
Free coffee and snacks. Wine, beer and menu items available.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 7-10 PM @ The Urban Forest
The Bad Girl Bathroom is a fun story telling night, and a launch party for Girl About Town, a webzine that has all well rounded feminist needs, from craft projects to slut walks.
Join us as we tell you about the times we’ve tried to present as witty, attractive, well groomed ladies and failed miserably. The first half will feature women telling their baddest, saddest and funniest stories. In the second half we will invite brave audience members to share their own tales.
The Line Up:
- Rebecca Gibson - Actor/Producer/Writer/Director/Mother
- Jacqueline Loewen - of “Hot Thespian Action” Fame
- Chantal Marostica - host/performer at “The Winnipeg Comedy Festival”
- Dana Smith - writer of/performer in the Fringe Festival hit “Lady Skits”
- Heather Witherden - comedian, performer in Fringe Festival show “Stretchmarks”
- Veronica Ternopolski - the lady who shows you how to place your carts
- Lindsay Dora - Educator
Everyone is welcome, but please be advised that we will rely heavily on adult material.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 @ 6:30 PM - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library (251 Donald Street)
Admission is free but donations are encouraged!
Seating is limited; to reserve please call Tali at 204-586-2236.
If you would like to book the show, spaces are still available on our tour.
Call us at 204-586-2236.
Diss tells the story of a newcomer family as they navigate through their new lives in a big Canadian city. Overwhelmed by the desire to fit in, the son soon becomes entangled in the world of immigrant youth gangs and gun violence.
Infused with hip-hop elements, this Forum Theatre piece is sure to inspire audience to speak up and stand up for those in their communities.
Rex Deverell holds arts and theology degrees. He has been writing plays since the 1970s and his works have been translated into several languages. With a passion for empowering youth through the arts, Deverell plays have been commissioned by various performance companies throughout Canada.
Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 12-1:30 PM
Free admission, but reservations required by telephone 786-6641 ext 227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The WAG building stands as an icon of modernist architecture in Winnipeg’s urban landscape. Learn how the Gallery contributes to our city’s modernist building heritage on this one-hour downtown walking tour with Serena Keshavjee, Associate Professor at the University of Winnipeg.
Serena Keshavjee is an associate professor at the University of Winnipeg. She is interested in the relationship between art and science in late-nineteenth century Europe and teaches European art and architecture. Keshavjee edited a book on Winnipeg Modernist Architecture in 2006, and often tours her students around Winnipeg’s historic and modernist heritage buildings.
Tour departs from the WAG’s front lobby. Please bring appropriate footwear.
Free admission but please call 786.6641 ext. 227 or send an email to email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Bahamas is the musical pseudonym of Toronto-based singer-songwriter-guitarist Afie Jurvanen. Despite his tropical title, Afie (pronounce AY-fee) isn’t from the Caribbean, but from little Barrie, Ontario.
His lastest album Barchords, released back in February of this year, offers 12 compelling new examples of Afie’s distinctive song craft that includes uncanny knack for combining subtly indelible melodies with lyrics of uncommon insight and vulnerability. The songs’ eloquent evocations of longing, loss and regret are supported by Afie’s sublimely expressive vocals and subtly inventive guitar work.
Monday, November 5, 2012
I attended Shane’s last sold-out performance at WECC, and it was incredible! Go, go, go!
In a world where poets rarely intersect with stardom, the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics introduced us to Shane Koyczan. With a collective “wow” across Canada, we found the poet of our generation. And we weren’t even looking for one. Powerfully engaging and authentic in attitude, his explorations are relevant to our times in the way that Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Downie and Leonard Cohen are to theirs. But unlike the musicians that he’s often compared to, poets rarely infiltrate pop culture. Shane emerges in a new wave of 21st century poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice.
With his rhythmic verse in high gear, he navigates his audience through social and political territory with a furious honesty and a tender humanity that has brought audiences to their feet in New York, London, Edinburgh, Sydney and Los Angeles. Winner of the US Slam Poetry Championship and the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics, Shane is truly an extraordinary talent that has blown the dust off of the designation “poet.”
The Tom Fun Orchestra
Saturday, November 17, 2012
With outrageously immodest and ambitious beginnings, The Tom Fun Orchestra sauntered into the Canadian music scene the way an Italian funeral saunters through a mountain village. That is, with many loud instruments, casks of wine and complete irreverence for everything happening around them.
A year into the band’s life, they travelled the country with eighteen of their friends in a school bus. It suited the band’s affinity for spectacle, noise, and gas fumes. Such was that affinity that the band went on playing a well worn ribbon, as they say from St. John’s to Victoria and further to old world haunts like The United Kingdom and Ireland. Much to the band’s delight, these tours increased in size and ambition as growing audiences applauded their approval.
2008’s You Will Land With a Thud received an East Coast Music Award as the Galaxie Rising Star Recording of the Year 2009, it inspired three wildly successful music videos domestically and internationally (ECMA 2010 Video of the Year, 2009 UK Music Video Awards nomination for Best Animation), and garnered support for their 2008 Music Nova Scotia accolade for “Entertainer of the Year.”
It’s that time of the year again, people! Take plenty of naps during the day because you should be going all night!
September 28-30, 2012
Check out all the great activities and events happening in the city over this three-day period at the Culture Days website:
There’s everything from martial arts and fire acrobatics to ukelele jams and pysanka workshops.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
There are some big events going on at the WAG and The Manitoba Museum, but don’t overlook smaller and equally (if not more) awesome venues. Check out their Facebook page for more information:
NUIT BLANCHE Winnipeg is a free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art.
Debuting in Winnipeg in September 2010 the concept of NUIT BLANCHE originated in France in 1984 and has since spread to many cities around the world.
NUIT BLANCHE Winnipeg is held annually on either the last Saturday of September or the first Saturday of October.
It coincides with Culture Days, which is an annual, collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
NUIT BLANCHE Winnipeg events are focused in three main zones:
- Downtown / Winnipeg Art Gallery / Plug In
- Exchange District
- St. Boniface
In 2011 over 30 events attracted over 7500 participants throughout the three zones.
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One of Kara’s replies got lost, so I thought I’d save it!
As for a recommendation, do you happen to know any reputable piercing/tattoo places (preferably in the Transcona or downtown areas)?
Metamorphosis is good for piercing, as is Osborne Village Ink (assuming Stacey is still working there). As for tattoos, Rebel Waltz is steadily becoming the best shop in town by far! I love that place and recommend it to everyone.
Sweet, local spots:
- Frame Arts Warehouse
- Arts Junktion
- The Cyrk
- First Fridays in the Exchange
- Urban Shaman
- The Edge Village and Gallery
- Park Theatre Cafe
- Art City
- ace art inc.
- Times Changed High and Lonesome Club
- Negative Space
- Asper Theatre for Performing Arts
- The Folk Exchange
- Yellow Dog Tavern
- Juss Jazz
Well-known but worth mentioning:
- Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Warehouse Theatre
- West End Cultural Centre
- The Forks
- Assiniboine Park
- McNally Robinson Booksellers
- Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art
- Winnipeg Art Gallery
Coming (again) soon, hopefully:
Friday, September 7, 2012 @ 7 PM - WFP Cafe (237 McDermot Avenue)
Literacy Partners of Manitoba is celebrating International Literacy Day. Literacy Partners will be proud to present its 2012 Reader in Residence, Nereo Eugenio. As Reader in Residence, Nereo will be performing at various adult learning centres and literacy programs throughout the year. His performances will inspire and encourage adults on their journeys of lifelong learning.
I think Nereo is fantastic! Not only is he an accomplished spoken word artist, he’s also a visual and performance artist, excellent youth mentor, and proud husband and father!
PS. Apologies for my absence this summer. It’s been hectic. Jam-packed of greatness and I’ve been neglecting the Internet as a result. With school back in session, I should be online more regularly.
There are lots of things happening on Tuesdays, but I’m not sure of all the repeating events.
Cheap Tuesdays at Cineplex.
Art City has weekly programming. I believe Tuesday is sculpting. In the fall, the drop-in artist group will start back up at the Edge.
Lots of pubs and coffeehouses have Tuesday events. I would check Pop Soda’s and King’s Head. Also look up the open mic nights for music and comedy.
I’m sorry if this reply is too late but it’s been a busy time.
If it’s still relevant or for future reference, I’d recommend seeing a play. We have numerous great theatres in Winnipeg. Another option for those outdoor spaces is to go buy rent a family bike and cycle her around! The Forks, Assiniboine Park, and Bird’s Hill all have bikes for rent.
I’m afraid I’m not so knowledgeable about piercing and tattoo parlours. I’ve heard good things about Metamorphosis. Readers?
Every Wednesday from 7-9 PM @ Historic Heritage Church in the St. James Cemetery (525 Tylehurst)
Admission: $10/concert or $50 pass
- July 11: ‘N Style, a women’s a cappella group, with Fall Creek, a barbershop quartet from Grand Forks, ND
- July 18: Gentil Mis - African spiritual
- July 25: Spring Thaw - blue grass
- August 1: Plain Salt - eclectic mix of prairie/celtic/roots/rock
- August 8: Little Opera Company
- August 15: Classical flautist Charmaine Bacon & Friends
If I were you, I’d head on out to Lower Fort Garry for their Canada Day celebrations! Free admission today! Buy some poutine while you’re at it.
Of course, there’s also The Forks, Osborne, St. Boniface, and Assiniboine Park, but hopefully you knew all that.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 7:30 PM - Westworth United Church (1750 Grosvenor Avenue)
We’re heading out on the road to the World Choral Games in Cincinnati, and we want to kick off our tour with a concert for those nearest and dearest to us - YOU!
Even better? IT’S FREE! Come on our for an evening of great music and to help us get in the spirit to sing. A silver collection will be taken to help us offset tour costs.
Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 2-5 PM @ 31 McBeth Street
Free food, drinks, and entertainment
I’m looking at holding a Blood Drive Tweet up / Tumblr meet up sometime this summer in Winnipeg. If you know anyone who would be interested in participating please let me know!