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July 2019

Holding Patterns – Crafted Containers from the MCML Collection

July 5 - August 30
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Baskets, bags, bowls, vases and more… all hand crafted. On exhibit through August 30, 2019.

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Art Saves Lives 2019

July 6 - October 21

Annual fundraising campaign in support of Artbeat Studio Inc. Our goal of $150,000 will sustain programs that directly benefit individuals living with mental illness, for the purpose of recovery and empowerment. Individual, group, corporate, or government donor – we need your support. Help us keep our doors open! Will you support us in decreasing the stigma and discrimination that coincides with mental illness and poverty through positive action, mental health education, and advocacy?

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Summer Craft Activity Days

July 17 - August 21
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Free

Every Wednesday from July 17 – August 21,  12:30 – 3:00pm Get crafty this summer at the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library’s Summer Craft Activity Days! From July 17 – August 21 join us every Wednesday to try a container-related craft and check out MCML’s new exhibition Holding Patterns: Crafted Containers from the MCML Collection. Each week features a different craft, so come to one or come to all of them! Details Drop-In | No registration required Free | Donations…

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Standing in the Calm of the Storm

July 18 - September 7
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, 710 Rosser Avenue, Unit 2
Brandon, Mantioba R7A 0K9 Canada
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Free

Join us for the opening reception of Doug Derksen's Standing in the Calm of the Storm. In 2000, Doug Derksen suffered a painful back injury that resulted in nearly a decade of extremely limited mobility. Through his journey of recovery, Derksen turned to photography as a means of therapy and healing. In his photographs, familiar landscapes like the Brandon Hills, Souris Bend Prairie, and Riding Mountain National Park are presented in ways that emphasize the natural beauty of these everyday…

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Reproducing the Old Masters

July 18 - September 7
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, 710 Rosser Avenue, Unit 2
Brandon, Mantioba R7A 0K9 Canada
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Free

Jan Brancewicz' Reproducing the Old Masters! Reproducing the Old Masters is an exhibition of works of an ongoing project by Brandon-based artist Jan Brancewicz. The project explores Brancewicz’s attempts to reproduce a series of Old Masters paintings, from Gauguin to Van Gogh, and Modigliani to da Vinci. Exhibit runs from July 18 to September 7.

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Manitoba Underground Opera: The Three Little Pigs

July 25 - August 23

Are you afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? A retelling of the well-known fairy tale incorporating music written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. While brother pigs Don Giovanni and Cherubino set off to make homes of sticks and straw, their sister, Despina, goes to the library to read up on "huff-proof, puff-proof" home construction. After Wolfgang Bigbad blows down the boys’ flimsy homes, they run to their sister’s sturdy new brick house quite ready to admit that going to the library and reading…

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Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

July 28 - August 25

Enjoy the very best of jazz in Winnipeg surrounded by blooming flowers, flowing fountains and beautiful works of art. The Casinos of Winnipeg Summer Entertainment Series' Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden takes place on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. Date: July 28, 2019 to August 25, 2019 Time: 3 pm - 4 pm Tickets: Free Venue: Leo Mol Sculpture Garden at Assiniboine Park Address: Assiniboine Park Drive July 28: Chuck Copenace August 4: Marcie Campbell August 11: Nadia…

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August 2019

Music Class – Harmonica Al Fresco

August 7 - August 28
Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts, 515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3E9 Canada
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$80

NEW FOR SUMMER 2019! Ready to take a summer break during your lunch hours? Just bring a harmonica and your sunglasses! This summer at the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts, we will be teaching music under the Manitoba sun on the Courtyard grass located outside of Wesley Hall (U of W campus). MCMA Faculty member Todd Martin (Dirty Catfish Brass Band) will guide you through Harmonica basics via jazz, blues, folk, and contemporary styles. No previous experience necessary! More…

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Reflections by Courtney Lynn

August 8 - August 20
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Artist Statement Welcome to Reflections! This is my first solo show and I am thrilled to share with you the process of growth and self-discovery that I’ve experienced while developing the paintings for my exhibition. This mixed media series was inspired by the light of the north as well as by darkness born of lost loved ones. The spirit guide goddesses concept was revealed to me as if by magic. These portraitures embody particular archetypes that speak to each individual…

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Reva Stone – Portal Revisited 2019

August 9 - September 7
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Unit 300-100 Arthur Street + Google Map

Portal Revisited 2019 is a revision of a responsive installation work that was begun in 1999 but wasn’t completed until this year. It uses iPhone 4’s to investigate how networked devices for human communication have dramatically transformed the intersections between our bodies, our consciousness and our machines. The phones are programmed to perform a series of specific behaviours that give them the appearance of sentience. The use of recorded audio and video, rotating motors, video capture to evolve the content,…

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WFG Summer Teen Filmmaking Camp

August 12 - August 23
Black Lodge – Winnipeg Film Group, 304-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$250

Summer is here and the Teen Basic Filmmaking Camp is the place to be for the young aspiring filmmakers of the future! No experience required! Two, 2-week sessions available: Session 1: Mon July 8 to Fri July 19 (10 AM to 3 PM) Week #1: Mon July 8 to Fri July 12 (10 AM to 3 PM) Week#2 Mon July 15 to Friday July 19 (10 AM to 3 PM) Session 2: Mon Aug 12 to Fri Aug 23 (10…

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Fall Art Classes

August 12 - September 5
Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0X7 Canada
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Register now for our Fall Art classes starting September 9 at Forum Art Centre. 40+ Class options including Portraits from Life Basic Design Woodland Art Cartooning 101 Teen Manga Artivism Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Acrylic Mediums Gouache Charcoal Portraits Watercolour Expressive Painting in Water Soluble Oils & much more! Free parking all around, wheelchair friendly, ages 7 years & up. To register: www.forumartcentre.com/classes or register@forumartcentre.com or call 204-235-1069.

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Music Class – Ukulele Al Fresco

August 13 - August 29
Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts, 515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3E9 Canada
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$120

Learn how to play the UKULELE outdoors! This summer we offer Ukulele lessons on the grass of the University of Winnipeg courtyard. This hip and transportable instrument is perfect for anyone wanting to learn a new instrument. Taught by experienced ukulele instructor, Phil Natividad, students will pluck their way through the basics on the little instrument taking the musical world by storm! Instrument Information: Kala Soprano ukulele with a Snark Clip-on Chromatic Tuner; instrument rentals may be available upon request.…

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Multi-Grains of Energy by Naomi Gerrard

August 13 - September 21
Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment, 11-2nd Street NE
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 1R8 Canada
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Free

Please join us for the opening reception of Multi-Grains of Energy by Naomi Gerrard on Thursday, August 15 at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (www.portageartscentre.ca) will be displaying the exhibition, Multi-Grains of Energy by Naomi Gerrard in our Main Gallery from August 13-September 21. Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment is located in the William Glesby Centre at 11-2nd Street NE in Portage la Prairie. Naomi Gerrard is a Winnipeg…

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Take 2: Members’ Show 2019

August 15 - September 14
La Maison des artistes visuels, 219 Provencher Boulevard
Saint-Boniface4, Manitoba R2H 0G4
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Free

Take 2: Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba Members’ Show Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba is proud to present their second annual members show Take 2. The 20 artists with disabilities in this exhibition represent 10% of our members. Our membership consists of both artists with disabilities and supporters/stakeholders of the organization. AANM facilitates a network to support artists with disabilities in achieving individual artistic excellence, promotes higher visibility of these artists within all disciplines and advocates for policies and practices intended to…

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A Stew to Stand In – Marijana Mandusic

August 15 - September 7
Flux Gallery, 2 - 290 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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A Stew to Stand In uses the flat plane of the canvas to activate a series of personal objects. Each object represented is powerful in its own right while simultaneously being only a skin of the physical painting itself. Employing the symbolism of still life painting, arranged personal objects bring up my own emotions like a burp that unintentionally contains barf. Subtle yet loaded, these still lifes become portraits that mirror myself, each one with knowing eyes that laugh back at…

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Manitoba Underground Opera: Dido/Aeneas

August 16 - August 23
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 185 Young St
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1Y8 Canada
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Can love survive the cruelty of high school politics? Purcell’s classic opera Dido and Aeneas is paired with Canadian composer James Rolfe’s Aeneas and Dido to create a fascinating double bill that explores both sides of this tragic love story. Performed in the gymnasium at Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, our production puts the famous couple in a modern high school environment where their relationship is threatened by bullying and gossip. Sung in English  Composed by Henry Purcell and James Rolfe  Librettos…

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Manitoba Underground Opera: The Triumph of Truth and Time

August 17 - August 24
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Can roses exist without thorns? Conceived by General Manager Brendan McKeen, this Handel oratorio comes to life in the cre8ery gallery. Torn between a life of frivolity or altruism, Beauty's fate depends on the decisions she is about to make. Will she choose pleasure or purpose? Sung in Italian with English Dialogue  Composed by G. F. Handel Libretto by Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili  Adapted by Brendan McKeen August 17, 22, 24 All performances at 7:30pm  Performance is 95 minutes long including…

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Manitoba Underground Opera: Lost Voices

August 18 - August 21
La Cathedrale de St Boniface, 180 Avenue de la Cathedrale
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7 Canada
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Lost Voices Conceptualized by MUO's Artistic Director Brenna Corner, Lost Voices brings MUO audiences back to La Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface. Ushered throughout the cathedral, audiences will travel in small groups through a century of history as singers share stories about Hamlet's Ophelia, Mary Magdalene, and 18th-century Mexican soprano Angela Peralta, to name just a few. Audience sizes are limited to 20 maximum per tour to create the most intimate show of the year!    August 18 (1:30pm, 4pm) and 21 (7:30pm) La…

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Game Camp

August 19 - August 23
$199

New Media Manitoba and the Seven Oaks School Division are teaming up to produce a truly one of kind summer experience for students between the ages 12-14. Our 2019 Game Camp will expose students to the wonders of video game design from an established indie game developer! Students will team-up and develop an interactive narrative game. They’ll learn basic programming and how to create digital art and audio to enhance their creations. What makes this week-long experience unique is that…

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Art of the Book Traveling Exhibition

August 22 - October 3
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G7 Canada
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Free

Art of the Book 2018 is an international exhibition organized every 5 years by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG). Works by more than 60 artists from all over the world are featured in the exhibition. They were all selected by a jury for their unique way to use the book as an artistic medium. This original and amazing exhibit travels for two years across Canada, and offers viewers an ever-increasing level of skill and creativity in the…

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Field Recording : listening to a sound

August 22 at6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Video Pool Studio, 300–100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$60 – $80

This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore their own relationship with sound and gain a basic understanding of the equipment needed to record sound in the field or anywhere you can take a mobile recording device. The structure of the workshop will be shaped by the participant's own artistic + technical experience/interests in field recording with the intention of making the content relevant to all as we learn to listen from new perspectives. Dates: Thursday, August 22, 2019…

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Chez Dray Fundraiser

August 22 at6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$125

A pop-up fundraiser in the historical Exchange District drayway running through the Artspace building, between Arthur and King. A Family-style vegetarian tasting menu created by Chef Pat Anderson with on site Cash bar. August 22nd, 2019 6:30pm Cocktails 7pm food service begins $125 per ticket (includes a $50 charitable donation receipt) with capacity for ONLY 80 guests! Get your tickets online HERE

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Nature’s Rainbow Summer Dyeing Series: Greys

August 24 - August 26
$40 – $60

Join Ash Alberg of Sunflower Knit at tiny coven studios in Winnipeg this July and August for the Nature’s Rainbow Summer Dyeing Series, where we’ll naturally dye the rainbow one set of colours at a time. attend as many or as few classes as you prefer. Class fee includes 3 hours of instruction, requested number of skeins (100% Canadian wool, 2ply worsted weight, 216 yards, 112g) and/or napkin sets (4x 19” square organic cotton), class handouts, and light refreshments and…

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Lighting and Grip Bootcamp with Joao Holowka & Terence Fuller

August 24 - August 25
William F. White, 2073 Logan Ave #11
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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About the Workshop Film Training Manitoba is pleased to present this 2-day workshop for those interested in learning more about working in the Lighting and Grip Departments. Through hands-on practical exercises, participants will learn how to scout and rig locations, manipulate the existing lights and create an acceptable exposure and color balance. This is an entry-level course that will introduce participants to professional lighting equipment and basic grip gear. Date: August 24 - August 25, 2019 Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm…

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September 2019

Impromptu – Chris Chuckry

September 6 - September 17
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Artist Statement Impromptu departures represent a visual quest to find meaning in confusion. An unplanned exploration to discover something new, or perhaps, something unexpectedly familiar. Conceived as an antidote to increasingly boring academic study, these works draw on the practice of surrealist automatism,* as a departure point to a surprise destination. Not every journey is successful, and some are best forgotten. However, sometimes an image or an emotion can be pulled from the subconscious. In some ways, these images reflect…

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Things Fall Apart

September 6 - October 26
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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A solo exhibition by Erika Dueck Curated by Peter Tittenberger As lovers and makers of craft, we are easily seduced by materiality, technical virtuosity, and outrageous expenditures of time. FAQs at exhibition openings are clear evidence: “What’s it made of? You did that by hand? Oh my gosh, how long did it take you?!” Using deceptively simple materials, lovingly and skillfully transformed with everyday tools over countless hours, Erika Dueck’s work had us at hello. And like all good craft,…

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Between Temporal and Permanent Histories of Pain – Lucille Kim

September 6 - October 11
aceart, 290 McDermot Ave – 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K2 Canada
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Between Temporal and Permanent Histories of Pain examines memory and a sense of time encased by conditions of the human body. Here, two projections overwhelmingly encompass the room to allow an invitation, and an experience in Coin Therapy (‘coining’) that is being performed in the videos. One of my mother and the other of my father, both bodies lie at rest and in motion on a serene white sheet. Each memory is subtly narrated by sounds that interrelate the visible…

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Complexities of Belonging – an Artist Talk by Anne J. Steves

September 6 at12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MAWA, 611 Main St
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1
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Free

The childhood crafts of Anne J. Steves, as an immigrant to Canada from Wales, continue to influence her practice. Embroidery, knitting, string games, storytelling and handwriting all share a repetitive quality that binds people to place. She is interested in the ways that re-learning and re-telling can reveal variation while providing a sense of stability in a constantly shifting world. While in residence at MAWA September 1-24, Steves will be working with the applied craft of lure-making as a means…

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First Fridays: Historical Ribbon Shirts by Iris Lauzon

September 6 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Creative Manitoba Classroom, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 Canada
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Free

Doors at 6pm Showing at 7pm – Historical Progression of Ribbon Shirts Mix and mingle until 9pm FREE and open to the public The Emcee for the evening will be David McLeod of NCI Radio DJ Aaron Peters Photography by Jacques St. Goddard Artist Statement The Historical Progression of Ribbon Shirts is a series of 10 historically accurate ribbon shirts worn by Indigenous men throughout history. It focuses on the changing styles, and how design has been affected by the…

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CraftED: A-Louring Objects with Anne Steves

September 7 at12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Free

MAWA artist in residence, Anne Steves invites the community to participate in an A-Luring Object workshop as part of her ongoing research into making/learning processes and how they can connect the community to the environment. In the A-Luring Object(s) project, Steves is working with the methods of making common to the production of fly-fishing lures on the BC coast in an attempt to ‘capture’ community collaboration. The artist will ask participants to follow a series of instructions that describe the…

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No Change in the Weather – A Newfoundland Musical

September 11 - September 14
Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre, 711 Jefferson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 0P7 Canada
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$49

No Change in the Weather takes some of the finest Newfoundland songs, and combines them with traditional sounds and instruments, memorable characters, and a conclusion that turns the province’s past on his head, all working together to create a once in a lifetime theatre experience. The show takes place in God’s Back Pocket, where family and friends have gathered together on a wet and foggy night for the wake of their beloved matriarch. It’s a time to revisit their past,…

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CraftED: Kaleidocycle Beading with Daria Tittenberger

September 14 - September 28
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$120

Combining ideas from origami and engineering, the Kaleidocycle is a beaded three-dimensional marvel designed by the design team of the Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Project. It is built from hinged sets of beaded triangles that can be twisted in upon themselves to reveal multiple patterns. In this three part workshop, you will use circular peyote stitch to bead four triangle designs and then explore how multiples of the four designs relate to each other as they take their place within the…

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FemFest 2019

September 14 - September 21
$15 – $50

Sarasvàti Productions is thrilled to announce the seventeenth annual festival of life-changing theatre for everyone. Running from September 14-21, FemFest 2019: All the World’s A Stage will showcase talent from across the country, as well as celebrate local playwrights and emerging talent. Sarasvàti Productions is a Winnipeg-based independent theatre company with a commitment to using theatre to transform society. TICKETS $15 Per Performance $30 Platinum Pass (3 Shows) $50 Festival Pass (Entire Festival) For more information on performances and times,…

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Encore Gala 2019

September 14
Fairmont Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0W3 Canada
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SAVE THE DATE OUR GALA EVENT OF THE SEASON Join Us Date: September 14, 2019 Venue: Fairmont Winnipeg Single tickets – Tables of 8 Sponsorships available Entertainment And So Much More! jshewaga@rainbowstage.ca 204-989-5261 x103

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The Art of Psyclone Studios – Evan Quiring

September 19 - September 28
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Artist Statement You may be asking yourself “What the am I looking at?” What you’re seeing is the result of a person who doesn’t listen. After three decades of continuously having been told “No, don’t draw comics”, “Comics are for idiots, not real artists”, “No one cares about comics” and “Why bother?", I stopped listening.  I don’t break rules, I just tend to bend them. A lot. There are stories in my mind that I need to put into print and…

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Malcolm Island Bookbinding Retreat 2019

September 24 - September 30
Oceanfront Hotel, 210 1st Street
Sointula, British Columbia V0N 3E0 Canada
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$1595

We want to share one of Canada's most beautiful, peaceful and wildly wonderful islands with you and nine other women. Malcolm Island is a hidden gem offering breathtaking scenery, tranquility, great outdoor experiences, many wildlife viewing opportunities and a fascinating history. We also want to help you learn how to make and bind your own books and create inspiring images for them. We will feed you well and keep you as creatively and physically active as you want to be…

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Be the Canvas

September 28 - September 29
Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3P2 Canada
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Free

Master Choreographer and Artistic Director of Internationally renowned Arabesque Dance Company, Earthshakers and YRArt's Global Collective, Yasmina Ramzy will create a dynamic and theatrical choreography embracing the individual talents of a diverse group of dancers brought together for this weekend event. The result of the weekend collaboration will end with a full-length free performance featuring the ensemble work. To be a participant in Yasmina Ramzy's creative process is a rare and profound learning opportunity where every dancer is seen as…

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October 2019

La Bayadère

October 2 - October 6

Witness the Canadian premiere of Greg Horsman’s La Bayadère, a co-production between Queensland Ballet, West Australian Ballet, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Set in India in 1855, the unequivocal elegance of classical ballet is highlighted in this hypnotic tale of love, murder, and vengeful judgement by the gods. Showtimes: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – 7:30 PM Thursday, October 3, 2019 – 7:30 PM Friday, October 4, 2019 – 7:30 PM Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 7:30 PM Sunday, October 6,…

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Bang Bang

October 3 - October 19
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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When a black female police officer shoots an unarmed young black man, a white playwright uses this event as inspiration for his hit play soon to be adapted into a movie. But will he stay true to the facts? As Hollywood comes knocking, he decides to make a surprise visit to the officer to avoid media backlash. Filled with tension and suspense, Kat Sandler’s thought-provoking take on race and culture will have you questioning the meaning behind the phrase “based…

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Viewpoints: A Unique PhotoFabric Journey

October 4 - October 29
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Artist Statement: Cathie Ugrin “I make Fabric Art because it’s what I love to do. To create something unique and reflective of how I feel. To explore sensations of interpretation and observation through the medium of textile and thread. To expand the expected. To follow an idea along an intuitive, spontaneous and progressive path. To play with flow and movement. To use the building blocks of abstraction, texture, colour, line and space to tell a story. To unlock the secret…

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CraftED: Building Tiny Worlds, Miniatures Workshop with Erika Dueck

October 5 at12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$90

Working on miniatures is a time consuming and tedious process, but there are endless opportunities to create diverse worlds using simple, accessible, and affordable materials. Each participant will make their own miniature scene using techniques and materials that Erika Dueck regularly uses her art practice. Each participant will make a miniature cupboard with books, tin cans, jars, and boxes to fill the space. Each space will also include a mysterious “growth” that begins taking over. Although the workshop will look…

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VC2 Cello Duo

October 20 at2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$15 – $30

VC2 is an innovative cello duo that captivates audiences in their performance of classical masterworks, unknown gems and boundary-pushing music. Comprised of cellists Amahl Arulanandam and Bryan Holt, the Toronto-based duo presents artistically challenging yet accessible programs and have performed in venues ranging from intimate pubs to Roy Thomson Hall. As respected cellists, they have performed as part of leading arts organizations including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, Soundstreams, Art of Time Ensemble, Continuum Contemporary Music,…

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The Color Purple

October 24 - November 16
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Experience the joy of humanity in this musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s enduring tale of the American South. Told she was worthless, Celie discovers her strength and rises above indignity with grace. With quiet resolve, this unlikely heroine lifts up others – even those who tried to take everything from her. Journey with Celie as she forges improbable friendships, dares to love and inspires those around her with humility and compassion. Soaring on the notes of a soul-raising Grammy-winning score…

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Manitoba Showcase

October 24 - October 28
Winkler Arts + Culture, 547 Park Street, Winkler, MB
Winkler, Manitoba Canada
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Every year, the Manitoba Arts Network invites some of the best Canadian talent to showcase their work for arts organizations across the province at Showcase. Attendees have the opportunity to experience 15 incredible performances, attend professional development workshops, enjoy visual art exhibits, and engage in networking time over three fulfilling days. The showcases of talented artists from across the country gives delegates the chance to preview and meet performers they may want to bring to their community during the upcoming…

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents For Swing Sake

October 27 at2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Award-winning band leader Sherri Maricle takes over the drum chair for the WJO's season opening concert. With her big band, the DIVA Jazz Orchestra and numerous small groups, Maricle's dynamic drumming burns with intensity, surprises with nuance, and propels soloist and ensemble alike to dizzying heights. With that fire driving the band, our season opener will be a toe-tapping, swinging start to the WJO's 2020 season.

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Alliance

October 27 at2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre, 711 Jefferson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 0P7 Canada
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$19 – $39

Recognized as masters on their chosen instrument, both Braid and Coté are celebrated as unique. innovative & intriguing composers. Coté's record, Lungta – an album ten years in the making – is a masterpiece in orchestration and playing. Braid's Corona Divinae Misericordiae was a 2019 Juno Award nominee. Both artists are smashing through conventional walls and creating music that is arresting, fresh & listenable. Together, Coté & Braid will debut a brand new piece commissioned by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra.

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November 2019

Books & Brushes

November 12, 2019 - November 12, 2020
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
Free – $12

A collaboration between McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Select Tuesdays, 11:30 am Included with regular Gallery admission: Adult $12; Senior/Student $10; Free for WAG members Visit the WAG to participate in discussions of artworks related to popular reads! These conversational tours led by Gallery experts and guides are both fun and informative. Space is limited and registration is required for each event. Sign up via email at education@wag.ca Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer This session meets Tuesday,…

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Fun Home

November 14 - November 30
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home is a riveting and refreshing musical take on seeing your childhood through an adult perspective. Alison, a 43-year-old lesbian cartoonist, journeys through three stages of her life as the unpacks her complex relationship with her father. As she dissects her childhood memories, she finds out they had more in common than she thought. Winner of 5 Tony® Awards, including ‘Best Musical’, Fun Home is a must-see dramedy filled with hope and…

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Wild Writing in the Boreal

November 15 - November 17
Falcon Trails Resort, 100 Ridge Rd
Falcon Beach, Manitoba R0E 0N0 Canada
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Wild Writing in the Boreal Returns to Falcon Trails Resort! November 15-17, 2019 Authors Donna Besel and Lauren Carter will be returning to Falcon Trails Resort this November to offer the second session of Wild Writing in the Boreal. This year we will be hosting two levels of writing session; one for Emerging Writers as well as a Master Class for more experienced writers. Emerging Writers Sessions with Donna Besel Introduction to Creative Writing - Do you like to write?…

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Pianist Bryn Blackwood

November 17 at2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$15 – $30

The Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg is proud to be the oldest continuously operating musical organization in Winnipeg, as we bring you another exciting five concert season! Bryn Blackwood is active as a solo and collaborative pianist in Toronto, Ontario. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Western University, studying with James Hibbard, and Master of Music degree from McGill University, studying with Dr. Ilya Poletaev. He won Western University’s Fred Pattison Piano Competition, and was a two-time finalist…

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Four Old Legs

November 21 - November 23
Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 380 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Four Old Legs features dancers Evelyn Hart and Zhenya Cerneacov in a performance piece celebrating time, memory, experience and with the premise that growing old is something better practiced by young people.   Dates and Times Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 7:30 PM Friday, November 22, 2019 – 7:30 PM Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 7:30 PM

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Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley

November 28 - December 21
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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This charming Christmas story, and imagined sequel to Pride and Prejudice, centres around Mary the bookish middle child of the Bennets. Though she has the company of her beloved books and piano, she longs for more, and dreams of embarking on her own adventure. A chance meeting over the holidays with Mr. Darcy’s cousin Arthur sparks an attraction. Join Mary in her quest to uncover a new path with plenty of laughs along the way. An enchanting holiday favourite filled…

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December 2019

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December 13 - December 14
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0L9 Canada
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$15 – $30

Celebrate the holiday season with a concert of Renaissance music for choir, cornetto, soprano solo, and continuo (viol da gamba, theorbo) featuring Christmas music by Gabrieli, Bovicelli, Mouton, Lassus, Praetorius, and contemporary Balfour. This concert will offer you the opportunity to hear Bruce Dickey - considered the finest cornetto player in the world. John Wiens, curator/conductor Friday, December 13, 7:30-9:30pm Saturday, December 14, 7:30-9:30pm Buy tickets online at http://cameratanova.com/16/tickets/

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Nutcracker

December 19 - December 28

Nutcracker returns this season to delight audiences young and old. This sparkling Holiday tradition is a festive feast for the senses with enchanting costumes, timeless choreography and a brilliant score by Tchaikovsky. Nutcracker features endearing Canadian scenes like a snowy pond hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill. What could be more fun for the family than to join young Clara’s Christmas fantasy, where toys come to life, the Sugar Plum spreads her magic and a mischievous bear steals…

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2019 WMC Scholarship Winners Recital

December 29 at2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$15 – $30

The six winners of the 2019 scholarship auditions, which took place at the Eva Clare Hall, Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music, U of M, on Saturday, May 11th, 2019, will perform and receive their scholarships totalling $11,500. Ticket Price: General Admission – $30, Under 30 – $15 Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite or at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Tickets will also be available at the door. For a season brochure or to order a subscription by phone – call…

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January 2020

As You Like It

January 9, 2020 - February 1, 2020
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Brace yourself for Bardlemania! The Bard and the Beatles sweetly marry in this sparkling production of As You Like It. Set in the heart of 1960s Vancouver counterculture and the Okanagan forest, this lively reimagining of the classic play broke every possible attendance record at Bard on the Beach. As You Like It cleverly blends Shakespeare’s gift with language and 25 Beatles songs performed live, including She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Let It Be and Here…

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Every Brilliant Thing

January 23, 2020 - February 8, 2020
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Ice cream. Hugging. Friendly cats. A seven-year-old boy starts a list of wonderful things in the world to cheer up his mom. As he matures and faces his own challenges, the growing list inspires him to find meaning in everyday life. Dreams of flying. Skinny dipping. Old people holding hands. Told with the help of the audience, this charming show is a joyful act of collective storytelling that reveals how the connections we make are what keep us strong. Funny,…

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February 2020

The New Canadian Curling Club

February 13, 2020 - March 7, 2020
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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The town is so small it only has one Tim Hortons. But community-minded Marlene is determined to “diversify” the curling club. She enlists four newcomers to learn the game but when she breaks her hip, it’s up to her politically incorrect ex-husband Stuart to step in. Things start off badly and get worse. Stuart doesn’t think the new Canadians can hack it and they have bigger worries than mastering this bizarre sport. With team unity on the rocks, time is…

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Sea Songs and Shanties, La Nef and Sean Dagher

February 13, 2020 at7:30 am - 9:30 pm
$15 – $30

“When a song can quiet two dozen drunks, you can be confident that there is something there that’s worth listening to,” says music director Seán Dagher. Camerata Nova has invited the top early music group, La Nef from Montreal, to collaborate on a program of fun and historic sea songs and shanties. Ross Brownlee, conductor/singer; Seán Dagher, curator/conductor Buy tickets online at http://cameratanova.com/16/tickets/

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Moulin Rouge

February 26, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Drawn to Paris by the city’s passion, a flame fuelled by the hearts of lovers and the souls of poets, Matthew and Nathalie tempt fate as they seek love and destiny at the infamous cabaret – The Moulin Rouge. Seen and adored by over 125,000 people across North America, Europe, and Asia, Moulin Rouge – The Ballet returns with a flurry of high-kicking choreography set to a rousing French soundtrack.   Dates and Times: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 7:30…

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Women of the Fur Trade

February 27, 2020 - March 14, 2020
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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The world premiere of local playwright Frances Koncan’s award-winning comedy explores the cultural inheritance of three 19th century women as they navigate the rapidly changing world of the Canadian fur trade. Using 21st century slang, these women share their views on life, love and Louis Riel along with period heartthrobs like the dreamy Thomas Scott. Koncan mixes humour and history, shifting perspective on women’s power in the past and present. Winner of the Toronto Fringe’s Best New Play Contest 2018,…

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March 2020

A Thousand Splendid Suns

March 19, 2020 - April 11, 2020
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Based on the bestselling novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, this breathtaking story tells the tale of two remarkable women brought together by heart-wrenching oppression. During one of the toughest times in Afghanistan’s history, Laila forms an unbreakable bond with her husband’s first wife, Mariam. Together they summon the strength to challenge a tyrannical society and to find hope for a better future. Written by Khaled Hosseini, award-winning author of The Kite Runner, this harrowing and beautiful story of redemption shows…

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April 2020

The Legend of Georgia McBride

April 23, 2020 - May 16, 2020
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Casey has the King’s moves down cold, but the bar isn’t doing so hot. Even so, he’s all shook up when the club owner replaces his Elvis act with a drag show. With a baby on the way, Casey hangs up the white jumpsuit and tends bar until a drag queen on a bender leaves the staff high and dry. With big stilettos to fill, Casey reluctantly – and hilariously – undergoes a transformation that will change his life. Soon…

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May 2020

80 Years – A Retrospective

May 6, 2020 - May 10, 2020

​80 Years – A Retrospective, illuminates three artistic directors whose vision each had a momentous role in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s history. Anges de Mille’s exuberant and amusing Rodeo celebrates Arnold Spohr, Mark Godden’s one-act masterpiece Angels in the Architecture pays tribute to John Meehan, and Toer van Schayk’s Seventh Symphony, first set by the Dutch National Ballet, honours Henny Jurriens.   Dates and Times: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – 7:30 PM Thursday, May 7, 2020 – 7:30 PM Friday,…

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Captive

May 9, 2020 - May 10, 2020
Neeginan Centre, 181 Higgins Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3G1 Canada
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$15 – $30

This is the third of Camerata Nova’s Truth and Reconciliation series featuring new works on the theme of captivity as interpreted by Indigenous composer and performers. Each concert can be appreciated as a stand-alone piece. Andrew Balfour curator, Mel Braun conductor. Friday, May 9, 7:30-9:30pm Saturday, May 10, 7:30-9:30pm Buy tickets online at http://cameratanova.com/16/tickets/

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