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May 2018

Winnipeg Arts Council: Summer Public Art Tours

May 15 - September 29

Walking and Biking Tours Every year the Winnipeg Arts Council offers a diverse slate of public art tours. The summer will be packed with walking and cycling tours all over Winnipeg. Public art tours are for people of all ages and abilities. If you have any specific needs or requirements for participating, let us know by getting in touch at tours@winnipegarts.ca. Check out our complete list of summer art tours, and click on a tour to learn more or register!…

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July 2018

Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion

July 6, 2018 - January 13, 2019

The puck drops on Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion at the Manitoba Museum on July 6, 2018. This exhibition, developed by the Canadian Museum of History and where it premiered, March 10 to October 9, 2017, details the evolution of the sport through historic highlight reels, interactive components and one-of-a-kind artifacts. Visitors will find themselves in the places where Canadians live and breathe hockey: from dressing room to press-box, rink to corporate boardroom, players’ bench to backyard game. They…

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September 2018

Feeling from Without and Within

September 4 - October 31
12th Street Gallery/ B&B/ Studio, 307 12th Street
Brandon, MB Canada
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Free

Gazing out at the pristine sparkle of an unblemished January snowfall. Experiencing the joy and wonder of a new discovery. Peering into the cavern of madness. Touching fear. These are examples of the many feelings and emotions explored through fibre and colour in Cathie Ugrin’s upcoming solo show ‘Feeling from Without and Within’. Taking place at the 12th Street Gallery/ Studio/ B&B in Brandon, MB during September and October 2018.

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The Ephemerals: Outpost

September 7 - October 20
Urban Shaman, 203-290 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg,
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In the Main and Marvin Francis Media Gallery   The Ephemeral   Opening reception: Friday, September 7 at 8 pm Artists’ talk: Saturday, September 8 at 3 pm   Running dates: Friday, September 7 - Saturday, October 20, 2018 "The Ephemerals: Outpost" exhibits the accumulated work of The Ephemerals (Jaimie Isaac, Niki Little, and Jenny Western), from films, performance documentation, interventions, collaborations, related material culture and generated output such as clothes, zines, and installations. In addition, The Ephemerals will open a commercial gallery…

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#366 Hooks

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - October 27 @ 4:00 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Free

An exhibition by Matt Jenkins of Cloverdale Forge Presented by the Manitoba Craft Council Opening Reception: First Friday September 7, 5 – 9 pm Exhibition Runs September 7 – October 27, 2018 Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12 – 4 pm #366Hooks is an exhibition of work from one (leap) year in the life of blacksmith Matt Jenkins of Cloverdale Forge. In this collection, the hook is both motif and muse for Jenkins as he seeks creative inspiration through a…

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Mini Mondays

September 10 - September 24
Manitoba Children’s Museum, 45 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Mondays in September 10:00AM - 2:00PM Colours abound! Dive head first into crafts, activities, and story times designed to create memorable and colourful experiences that let your child’s creativity soar! September 10: Mix it up! September 17: Moving Masterpieces September 24: Colours, Colours, All Around!

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Camera School: An Intensive Crash Course in Cinematography II *New Session Added*

September 13 - September 20
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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Thursday: Sept 13, 20th, 27th & Wednesday: Oct 10 & 17 | 7pm – 10pm Great news! Because the Camera School class sold out so quickly, we have decided to add another session! If you were interested in taking the Camera School Workshop, click the link below and sign up for the added session! Are you interested in Cinematography? Do you have a strong fascination with shooting film & video but don’t know where to start? Well this is your chance…

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Not the Camera, But the Filing Cabinet: Performative Body Archives in Contemporary Art

September 13 - November 24
Gallery 1C03, 515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9 Canada
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Free

Art exhibit opening at Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg: Not the Camera, But the Filing Cabinet: Performative Body Archives in Contemporary Art Exhibit dates: September 13 – November 24, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday, September 13, 4:00 – 6:00 pm Remarks at 4:30 pm. Featuring performance by Christina Hajjar and exhibition tour by curator Noor Bhangu. Workshop with Ayqa Khan for young feminists of colour: Saturday, September 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), 611 Main…

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FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance

September 15 - September 22

Sarasvati Productions presents FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance! September 15th-22nd, 2018 Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at the University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street) FemFest has been up and kicking since 2003. What started as a small, grassroots festival to showcase women playwrights quickly grew into a week-long festival featuring female theatre artists from Winnipeg, Canada and the world. Over the years we have developed countless new plays, brought dozens of artists to Winnipeg to share their work and provided…

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Upcoming Fall Workshops and Training

September 19 - November 22
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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Volunteer Manitoba delivers effective and engaging training for boards, staff and volunteers. Our workshops are a great way to build the essential skills needed for the non-profit and volunteer sectors! Webinars  No need to leave your office, join us online! All Webinars are only $10! Goldilocks your Insurance Coverage September 19, 2018: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Leading Non-Profits into the Future November 8, 2018: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM It’s All in the Pitch - Strategies for Volunteer Recruitment…

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Collections-Con: AMM Annual Conference

September 20 - September 22
Mennonite Heritage Village, 231 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12
Steinbach, MB R5G 1T8 Canada
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This year's conference is all about Collections! Their preservation, cataloguing, databases, preventive conservation, bugs and other undesirables, and how to turn down an offer without turning off a donor. Collections, our raison d'etre: the joys, the frustrations, the need for storage... Our Conference is an opportunity to learn and share with your contemporaries from around the province. There'll be informative sessions, tours, great food from the Livery Barn restaurant, and our LIVE auction! We'll post speakers and topics as they…

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Lighting and Grip Bootcamp with João Holowka & Terence Fuller

September 22 - September 23
William F. White, 2073 Logan Ave #11
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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$75

September 22 - September 23 10:00am – 5:00pm Registration Fee: $75  (thanks to support from IATSE856, we’re happy that we’re able to offer this course at a lower price — this course usually runs at $125) Location: William F. White – 2073 Logan Ave. Unit #11 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…

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THE VOLCANIC VIOLIN

September 22 @ 7:30 pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, 3rd floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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LARA ST. JOHN, violin MATT HERSKOWITZ, piano SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018, 7:30 PM 515 Portage Avenue, Room 2C04 Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad, and a “high-powered soloist” by the New York Times. She performs and records works from Bach to Roma music with equal passion and panache. Her Mozart CD won a Juno Award in 2011. “Lara St. John happens to be a volcanic violinist with a huge fabulous tone that…

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INFINITE CYCLE COLLABORATIVE ANIMATION WITH AMY LOCKHART

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Black Lodge – Winnipeg Film Group, 304-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Free

WFG Black Lodge & WFG Media Lab | Sunday September 23 | 11am – 3pm Amy Lockhart will lead a collaborative drawn animation workshop where participants will create a looping animation together using drawing/mark making and collage on paper. Through the making of the animation the participants will learn the basics of animating different types of motion, using cycles and other animated “special effects”. We will provide all the materials needed but please bring any specific paper or tools you…

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Under the Influence Art Exhibition and Sale by Jordan Miller + Dave Swiecicki

September 27 - October 9
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Free

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 27, 7-10pm Additional Hours: September 28 to October 9, Tuesday to Friday - 12-6pm Saturday - 12-5pm Meet the Artists, afternoon visit, Culture Days Sunday - September 30, 12-5pm First Friday - October 5, 12-10pm This exhibition is about growth, change and outside influences. What happens through experience, incident or accident appears in our art. Through collaboration, we have brought together our ideas which we leave as a mystery for you to comprehend. How does our…

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Culture Days Manitoba

September 28 - September 30
Free

Culture Days Manitoba is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The 9th annual Culture Days weekend is September 28, 29, and 30, 2018 and will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities.

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Culture Days at Forum Art Centre

September 28 - September 29
Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 1H3 Canada
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Free

Exciting free activities for 2018 Culture Days Manitoba at Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street! International Artists Exhibition opening reception: Friday, September 28 from 7-10 pm Workshops Saturday, September 29th from 4-8 pm Free workshops are: Orchid Painting on Friday, September 28 from 8-8:40pm Mexican Folklore card painting on Saturday, September 29 from 11-11:45 am & 12-12:45 pm Critter Creations with Sculpting Medium on Saturday, September 29 from 1-2:20 pm & 2:30-4 pm International Artists Exhibition Our three international artists…

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Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

September 29 - September 30
Free

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is a free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art that takes place every Saturday of the Culture Days weekend from dusk to dawn. Held annually since 2010, all events and exhibits are spread across three main zones of activity: St. Boniface, Downtown and the Exchange District. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is designed to encourage involvement in the arts by all. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2018 will take place on Saturday, September 29. Visit nuitblanchewinnipeg.ca for a complete list…

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Open House

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts, 515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3E9 Canada
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Join us for our FREE Open House events on September 29,2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Learn more about our music programs for all ages with demo group classes (including Early Childhood, ukulele and singing classes), mini private lessons, enter our prize giveaways, and enjoy refreshments and live music performances featuring some of our current students. You can tour the studios, meet our teachers and learn more about how the Manitoba Conservatory can fill your family's life with music! For…

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Drumming to the Beat!

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oodena Celebration Circle at the Forks, 1 Forks Market Rd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9 Canada
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Free

Join the Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy (WHEAT) Institute in an Indigenous drumming circle with Metis cultural teacher Val Vint, who has been offering drumming and singing circles around Manitoba for 30+ years. Drumming circles are a joyous and gentle pathway to community development and harmony, and are an experiential way to share Indigenous teachings. Drums, shakers and other instruments will be provided. This is a registered Culture Days event and is free and open to the public.

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“Pop-Up Pow-Wow”

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Urban Shaman Gallery in partnership with WALL TO WALL is hosting a "Pop-Up Pow-Wow", featuring Sons of the Drum (Roseau River, MB) - part of #OnBeat- Nuit Blanche Winnipeg - Saturday, September 29, 2018. Location One Wall-to-Wall Finale Site 1 782 Main St, Winnipeg 6:30pm – 7:00pm Location Two Wall-to-Wall Finale Site 2 1 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg 10:00pm-10:30pm BYOR (Bring your own regalia) & get #OnBeat with Sons of the Drum at our two, pop-up, out-door, family-friendly locations in the heart…

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Coaching for Leaders Workshop: Mindset, Skills & Practice

September 30 @ 9:00 am - November 6 @ 4:00 pm
United Way of Winnipeg, 580 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$275

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 AND Tuesday, November 6, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on each day. Do you see developing others as a part of your role? Do you believe that the people who work for you need and want to learn and grow to fulfill their role and adapt to changing circumstance and navigate challenges? If you are committed to helping your people develop, thrive and succeed, learning how to coach others is a practical and positive way to bring your…

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October 2018

INTRO TO DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING W/ JJ NEEPIN

October 1 - October 3
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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WFG Media Lab | Monday, October 1st & Wednesday October 3rd | 7pm – 10pm Are you interested in Documentary Filmmaking? Do you want to learn the process of getting a documentary from the ground to the big screen? Sign up for this two day introductory course to the world of Documentary film. The class will cover all the basics needed to succeed in the documentary film world. Instructor Bio: JJ Neepin is an indigenous Writer & Director based out…

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Annual General Meeting

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
3rd floor, Creative Manitoba, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Join us for Creative Manitoba's Annual General Meeting Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12-1 pm Venue: 4th Floor, Creative Manitoba, 245 McDermot Ave (Large Classroom) All welcome. Light lunch served. Please RSVP to admin@creativemanitoba.ca. Call for board members: If you are interested in considering a role as a Director please forward your name and bio to director@creativemanitoba.ca to find out more.

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The Stone Diary Project II

October 5 - October 19
Cafe Postal, 202 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Free

The Stone Diary Project II is a collaborative venture connecting artists across media to create unique ceramic books.The practice of ceramics and bookbinding are both rooted in ancient methods. The book is a container for thoughts, ideas, memories, emotions. Likewise, ceramics are containers too - vessels that have long been used for safe storage of sustenance. Both book and ceramic are functional objects that frequently serve in sacred ways. Precious and safe yet ultimately fragile, these objects are meant to…

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First Fridays Panel: Photography for Social Media

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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Doors open at 6:30 pm / Panel begins promptly at 7:00 pm Please note: This is an hour-long panel. Guests should arrive early to secure a spot. 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Ave (large classroom) Part of First Fridays in the Exchange FREE In partnership with FLASH Photographic Festival. Great images are vitally important for any artist's Instagram brand. That’s why we’ve brought together Leif Norman (@leifnorman), Michelle Panting (@FULLwpg), and Heidi Hunter (@Runswithscissors) to discuss what makes a good photo…

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Intro to Wax Carving with Sonja Rosenberg

October 6 - October 27
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$175

During this four-week course, students of Introduction to Wax Carving will learn the basic skills needed to design and carve a ring and pendant that is ready to be cast. Classes will be a mix of demonstrations, one on one support and free work time. By the end of this workshop, students will be able to cut, carve and heat form wax confidently. They will have learned how to transfer a design into wax, the uses of different types of…

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2018 FALL BASIC FILMMAKING CLASS

October 9 - November 25
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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The Basic Filmmaking Workshop is a series of workshops held over a 2 month period during evenings (Tuesday and Thursday) and some weekends, and provides an intensive introduction to independent filmmaking. All steps and processes are covered from creative conception to the final cut – including the basics of screenwriting, directing, camera operation, lighting, sound and film editing. During the course, the participants will be exposed to the process of shooting and editing a short film and short video. Each participant…

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‘Sense and Sensibility’ at RMTC

October 18 - November 10
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Jane Austen’s romantic novel comes to dazzling life in this spirited adaptation by local playwright Ellen Peterson. Brimming with wit, warmth and wisdom, Sense and Sensibility follows the plight of the downwardly mobile Dashwood sisters. As the family teeters on the edge of financial ruin, Elinor struggles to guide her family down a sensible path while Marianne plunges headlong into love. But in their desperate battle to find both affection and independence, the sisters must negotiate a truce between their…

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L’Armoire

October 18 - November 3
THÉÂTRE CERCLE MOLIÈRE, 340 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G7 Canada
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THÉÂTRE CERCLE MOLIÈRE 340, Provencher Boulevard Winnipeg (Manitoba) Canada R2H 0G7 WHAT STORIES DO YOU HIDE IN YOUR CLOSET? L’Armoire, the World Premiere of an international co-production, tells the story of a group of voluntary and involuntary travelers in exile, as they face violence, insecurity and an overwhelming lack of privacy. In a wardrobe transformed into the trailer of a human trafficker, this motley crew of the uprooted seeks joy and hope in imagination and in the little things that keep them connected…

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Bourbon Street Parade with trombonists Al Kay and Chris Butcher

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Within the confines of Congo Square, on the outskirts of the French Quarter, jazz was born. A celebration of music and a melting pot of cultural influence, jazz soon spread throughout Crescent City. Percussive counter-melodies, raucous glissandi, and joyous growls from a tailgate trombone were often the harbinger of an incoming parade. And in the bayou, parades are plentiful! Trombonist and Winnipeg expatriate Chris Butcher and trombonist Al Kay from Humber College in Toronto join the WJO for our season…

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Bourbon Street Parade with trombonists Al Kay and Chris Butcher

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Within the confines of Congo Square, on the outskirts of the French Quarter, jazz was born. A celebration of music and a melting pot of cultural influence, jazz soon spread throughout Crescent City. Percussive counter-melodies, raucous glissandi, and joyous growls from a tailgate trombone were often the harbinger of an incoming parade. And in the bayou, parades are plentiful! Trombonist and Winnipeg expatriate Chris Butcher and trombonist Al Kay from Humber College in Toronto join the WJO for our season…

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MB Showcase 2018

October 25 - October 28
Portage & District Arts Centre, 11 2 St NE
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 Canada
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$225

Portage La Prairie, MB will be the place to be on October 25-28, 2018. In partnership with the Portage District Arts Centre and the William Glesby Centre, MB Showcase provides a forum for rural and northern arts organizations to connect and network with visual and performing artists, and industry representatives from across the country. The conference will kick off with a Thursday night opening night reception, traditional welcome and artisan market featuring local visual artists at the Portage and District…

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Art Expo

October 26 - October 28
Assinibioa Downs, 3975 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E9 Canada
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$6

Every year, the Assiniboia Group of Artists (AGA) hosts Art Expo, a juried public show and sale of some of Manitoba’s most creative artists all under one roof. Join us and meet the artists personally. See some amazing original artwork in a variety of mediums such as watercolour, oil, acrylic, photography, sculpture and glass, just to name a few. Shop local! Shop direct! Shop original! When: October 26-28, 2018 Time: 1-5pm

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November 2018

‘Vietgone’ at RMTC

November 1 - November 17
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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In this stylish mash-up, Qui Nguyen uses everything from hip hop to kung fu to tell the story of his parents’ escape to America after the fall of Saigon. Quang is a badass pilot who saved lives during the war, but was forced to leave his family behind. Sexy and strong, Tong is excited to write her own story but finds America isn’t exactly as advertised. Nguyen smashes stereotypes as he shares the pain and triumph of two warriors forced…

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Ninth International Conference on The Image in Hong Kong

November 3 - November 4
Hong Kong Baptist University, Baptist University Rd,
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
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2018 Special Focus - Artificial Images and Visual Intelligence: Seeing in the Age of Big-Data 3–4 November 2018 ; Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR Call for Papers The Ninth International Conference on The Image invites proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2018 Special Focus - "Artificial Images and Visual Intelligence: Seeing in the Age of Big-Data." Submit Proposal Sub Plenary Speakers The…

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Australia’s Tash Sultana Playing Burton Cummings Theatre Nov. 6

November 6 @ 8:00 pm
Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H2 Canada
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Tash Sultana at the Burton Cummings Theatre this November Australian YouTube sensation Tash Sultana will be live at the Burton Cummings Theatre on November 6, 2018, as a part of her Flow State World Tour. Tash Sultana is a dynamic young artist who has commanded world attention since homemade videos of her jamming went viral. This self-taught Aussie has created a style that's all her own, playing a total of 18 instruments with a voice that will have you in awe.…

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents I Remember When with clarinetist Ken Peplowski

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

“Since the advent of Benny Goodman, there have been too few clarinetists to fill the void that Goodman left. Ken Peplowski is most certainly one of those few. The man is magic”— Mel Torme The WJO is thrilled to welcome back virtuoso clarinetist and entertaining host Ken Peplowski. Peplowski cut his teeth as a member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and has since worked with the biggest stars in music; from Stitt to Sinatra, from the Queen of Pop to…

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents I Remember When with clarinetist Ken Peplowski

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

“Since the advent of Benny Goodman, there have been too few clarinetists to fill the void that Goodman left. Ken Peplowski is most certainly one of those few. The man is magic”— Mel Torme The WJO is thrilled to welcome back virtuoso clarinetist and entertaining host Ken Peplowski. Peplowski cut his teeth as a member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and has since worked with the biggest stars in music; from Stitt to Sinatra, from the Queen of Pop to…

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play’ at RMTC

November 22 - December 15
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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After a lifetime of putting off his own plans to help others achieve their dreams, George Bailey becomes rooted in Bedford Falls. One Christmas evening, frustrated and on the brink of ruin, he contemplates the unthinkable. It’s up to a good-natured angel named Clarence to show George how his small life has made a big impact. With this fresh take on a classic story, our Mainstage is transformed into a live recording studio during the golden age of radio. Join…

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December 2018

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Music from a Charlie Brown Christmas

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Charles Schultz’s beloved Christmas classic almost didn’t get made. Fortunately, despite numerous production difficulties, the cartoon first aired in 1965 with half the population tuning in to watch. In the years since its release, Charlie Brown’s search for “the true meaning of Christmas” has delighted millions. The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra performs Vince Guaraldi’s iconic soundtrack and other holiday hits for a festive show not to be missed.

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Art Making as Mindfulness Workshop

December 15 @ 10:00 am - December 16 @ 5:00 pm
WHEAT Institute, 100 Rue des Ruines du Monastere
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1B9 Canada
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$395.00

Participants will gain insights into the nature of mindfulness as they are guided in expressive arts processes that awaken them to the present moment, and open them to new insights that arise. Participants will experience the therapeutic value of art making as mindfulness first hand through engaging in expressive arts modalities and intermodal processes that draw on breath meditations, visual arts, writing, movement, and sharing. Practical knowledge about how to plan sessions for groups, work from a person-centered approach with…

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January 2019

‘Matilda the Musical’ at RMTC

January 10, 2019 - February 2, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Matilda’s parents don’t understand her. At all. Her school life is no picnic under the iron rule of the frightful Miss Trunchbull. Armed with a vivid imagination and razor-sharp intellect, this delightfully defiant little girl resolves to change her destiny. Winner of more than 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Roald Dahl’s cheeky salute to the power of the underdog has won over seven million people of all ages. Featuring irresistible music, whip-smart lyrics and the wild genius…

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‘A Doll’s House’ at RMTC

January 31, 2019 - February 16, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Henrik Ibsen’s realist masterpiece resonates more than a century after the debut of Nora Helmer, whose bourgeois illusions are shattered by the realization that she’s merely a doll in her own home. Nora is so hopelessly devoted to her husband Torvald that she will do anything to save his life. When the blackmailer threatens to reveal all, Nora must decide how far she’ll go to protect her family. A story of great love, deceit and discovery, A Doll’s House broke…

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February 2019

‘887’ at RMTC

February 8, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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A Canadian theatre legend gets personal. Robert Lepage explores individual and collective memory in a visually stunning, evocative and unforgettable new show. An internationally celebrated artist known for breaking boundaries, Lepage’s mastery transcends genre with credits in theatre, film, ballet and opera. In high demand as a creative visionary, Lepage has designed productions for Cirque du Soleil and directed two tours for musician Peter Gabriel. After premiering at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, 887 wowed audiences on a worldwide…

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Isn’t She Lovely – The Music of Stevie Wonder!

February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

He has sold 100 million records, has 10 number one hits, and won Album of the Year three times. His music is syncopated, soulful and sophisticated. He is masterful on piano, mesmerizing on harmonica, and magic when he sings. He is the one and only Stevie Wonder and the WJO explores his music re-imagined for big band. Vocalist and harmonica player Todd Martin joins the band as we pay tribute to a Motown legend.

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Isn’t She Lovely – The Music of Stevie Wonder!

February 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

He has sold 100 million records, has 10 number one hits, and won Album of the Year three times. His music is syncopated, soulful and sophisticated. He is masterful on piano, mesmerizing on harmonica, and magic when he sings. He is the one and only Stevie Wonder and the WJO explores his music re-imagined for big band. Vocalist and harmonica player Todd Martin joins the band as we pay tribute to a Motown legend.

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‘A Doll’s House – Part 2’ at RMTC

February 21, 2019 - March 16, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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The door slam heard around the world still echoes when a liberated Nora returns home after 15 years. In his daring sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, Lucas Hnath takes a modern approach to continue a shocking conversation. Faced with unexpected trouble, Nora is forced to ask for her ex-husband’s help, but it becomes clear that her salvation must come at his expense. As the threat of disgrace looms once again, they both must decide what they are willing to sacrifice…

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‘Made in Italy’ at RMTC

February 28, 2019 - March 16, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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It’s the 1970s and Francesco is the only kid in his Jasper school with a three-piece suit and a lunchbox full of cured meats and aged cheeses. Torn between his father’s deep Italian roots and the desire to adapt to his new country, Francesco Mantini fights his way to a new identity, with John Travolta as his model. Will the family bond survive Francesco’s rise to fame as Frank Martin? In this funny and charming one-man play, the journey from…

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March 2019

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Born to Be Blue with pianist and composer David Braid

March 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Chet Baker was the poster boy for cool jazz. His melancholy delivery of a lyric and understated trumpet rocketed the troubled musician to stardom. Robert Budreau’s 2015 film Born to Be Blue explores the tragic rise and fall of Baker with a stellar soundtrack composed by David Braid, who joins the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra to perform music made famous by the cool jazz superstar.

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Born to Be Blue with pianist and composer David Braid

March 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Chet Baker was the poster boy for cool jazz. His melancholy delivery of a lyric and understated trumpet rocketed the troubled musician to stardom. Robert Budreau’s 2015 film Born to Be Blue explores the tragic rise and fall of Baker with a stellar soundtrack composed by David Braid, who joins the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra to perform music made famous by the cool jazz superstar.

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Kidoons in association with Theatre Calgary and the 20K Collective presents ‘BOOM X’

March 21, 2019 - April 13, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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After making an impact with the multimedia hit BOOM, the inimitable Rick Miller is back with BOOM X. Playing more than 100 characters, Rick takes us from Woodstock in 1969 to 1995 when the Internet was starting to dominate our lives. Some famous BOOM characters make appearances. (Spoiler alert: Lennon gets shot, Reagan gets elected.) Showcasing cutting-edge projections and Rick’s virtuoso impressions of politicians, musicians and activists, BOOM X navigates the baby boom’s tangled legacy. Hold onto your seat as…

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April 2019

‘John’ at RMTC

April 4, 2019 - April 20, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Jenny and Elias are taking their crumbling relationship on a tour of Civil War sites, in the hope that a few days in a Gettysburg bed and breakfast will bring them together again. Their quirky hostess is a collector of countless fondly displayed objects, each representing some ghost or memory. The old dear’s treasures may soothe or haunt, depending on one’s state, and the player piano can take on an alarming life of its own at 2:00 in the morning.…

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‘The Cottage’ at RMTC

April 25, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Randall is a free-thinking, commitment-averse dreamer who might be cheating on her banker boyfriend with the local handyman. Middle-aged Bennet longs for his teenage years, and it shows. Matty won a bit of money, quit his job and has been riding the freedom highway ever since. One thing these siblings have in common is their love for the family cottage. Their ailing mother has given them the weekend to decide what to do with the cottage after she’s gone, and…

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Fiesta Cubana with Papa Mambo

April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Led by Chilean-born guitarist and percussionist Rodrigo Muñoz, Papa Mambo celebrates their thirtieth anniversary by conjuring images of tropical beaches, Miami nightclubs and Cuban street parties for the WJO’s high-energy season finale. Featuring Muñoz’s Papa Mambo embedded in the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, get your dancin’ shoes and join us for Fiesta Cubana!

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Fiesta Cubana with Papa Mambo

April 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Led by Chilean-born guitarist and percussionist Rodrigo Muñoz, Papa Mambo celebrates their thirtieth anniversary by conjuring images of tropical beaches, Miami nightclubs and Cuban street parties for the WJO’s high-energy season finale. Featuring Muñoz’s Papa Mambo embedded in the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, get your dancin’ shoes and join us for Fiesta Cubana!

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