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June 2019

Deep Dive Art Megashow

June 7 - August 16
Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 Canada
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Graffiti Gallery is pleased to present our latest exhibition, Deep Dive Art Megashow, guest curated by Gwen Trutnau. Dive in with us for the opening reception on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 7-11pm! Plucked from the basements, garages, bedrooms, and blanket forts of Winnipeg, this exhibition hopes to amplify the unsung, shed light on those working in the shadows and invite in the outsider. Deep Dive’s opening reception features artwork by 28 artists, bands, the Art Mart, and the Basement…

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Tracing Paths

June 25 at9:00 pm - July 25 at11:00 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Presented by the Manitoba Craft Council, Tracing Paths is a two-person show exploring the craft of Lin Xu and Paul Robles curated by Steven Leyden Cochrane. Tracing Paths is a two-person show exploring the craft of Lin Xu and Paul Robles curated by Steven Leyden Cochrane. A path is created through repeated action—intentional with a direct purpose or carved through the unforeseen rhythms of our lives. Tracing paths reflects on the journeys and pathways in Roble’s and Xu’s work, paths…

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Exhibit – Helga Jakobson: Shimmer

June 28 - July 26
Poolside Gallery, 221-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Helga Jakobson's exhibit Shimmer is the second in Video Pool's DATA mentorship exhibition series. Please join us for the launch on Friday, June 28, at 7 PM. Shimmer Queer ecology calls us to reimagine many ways of being and acting, from self-expression to defence. An example of this is looking at how some bee colonies in their swarm formation collectivize and defend in a wave-like action which is sometimes referred to as shimmering. Through movements that demonstrate solidarity and strength,…

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July 2019

The Grand National Fibre Art & Quilt Exhibition: Still

July 3 - August 10
Portage & District Arts Centre, 11 2 St NE
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 Canada
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free

Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (www.prairiefusion.ca) will be showcasing The Grand National Fibre Art & Quilt Exhibition 2019: Still in our Main Gallery, July 3 to August 10, 2019. Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment is located in the William Glesby Centre at 11-2nd Street NE in Portage la Prairie. The Grand National Fibre Art and Quilt Exhibition has been revamped and expanded. It is being hosted outside of Ontario for the first time. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Manitobans…

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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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[shooger-koht-ed] / ZiizibaakwadAgoke / Ésíwinikátéki

July 7 - August 19
Urban Shaman, 203-290 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg,
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Free

Out of the twenty thousand to one hundred thousand words the typical English speaking adult knows, the word sugarcoated is a go-to description used by different people in different situations to describe the rhetoric surrounding indigenous rights. Many agree. From works of four artists, our attention sways between the different thoughts and emotions that are felt when unpacking that sugar coated language. The selected artworks are only a few prototypes of basic level categories of indigenous cognition that are often…

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Majesties

July 12 - July 26
Flux Gallery, 2 - 290 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Exhibit Run: July 12-26, 2019 Launch: Friday, July 12, 7-10pm “… They turn their camera to Winnipeg’s drag royalty in Majesties: the harvest of an extraordinarily performative, deeply personal, conceptual cornucopia of homegrown genderfuckery. In the manner of a Renaissance court painter, Lugosi’s lens enshrines each noble as they themselves would wish to be immortalized. This gaudy catalogue in gilded frames captures the imperturbable inner radiance of the local community’s intersectionally outspoken, iconizing those who swerve away from puritanical binary…

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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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Fringe: Dion Arnold: How I Killed My Nan

July 17 - July 28
Creative Manitoba Classroom, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 Canada
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$12

Let me explain... Multi-talented comedian, writer, actor, storyteller Dion Arnold jokes and jests openly and honestly about this socially condemnable topic in this deeply personal, yet astoundingly relatable comedy. “The perfect person to do a performance such as this.” - ThisIsRadelaide (AU) “A wicked sense of humour.. No-holds-barred attitude.” - TheatreView (NZ) 5 STARS - MMMedia (AU) 4 1/2 STARS "Brilliant storytelling." - WAF (AU) 4 1/2 STARS "Profoundly funny." - Fringe World (AU) “Sure to ruffle a few feathers..”…

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Fringe: Diary of a Monster Kid

July 17 - July 28
Creative Manitoba Classroom, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 Canada
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$12

In 1979, a 10-year-old boy in suburban Winnipeg discovered Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and became obsessed with the ghouls and creatures within. A “monster kid” was born! Soon this “horrormaniac” was on a quest to acquire a Horror Make-Up Kit from a novelty shop so he could win a costume contest that would help him win the affections of a girl at school. Oh, the horror! From the company that brought you Lester Gets KISSed (5 STARS – CBC…

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Fringe: Alabama Monster

July 17 at8:00 am - July 28 at5:00 pm
Creative Manitoba Classroom, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 Canada
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$10 – $12

Where the Wild Things Scar. A multi-award-winning supernatural solo show about inherited traits, claws and all. In a decaying island town, a young boy confronts family legacy and creatures beyond the fence line in this otherworldly, lightning-lit, monster survival tale. WINNER - BEST OF FEST - Cincy Fringe 2018 WINNER - Top Ten Shows of 2018 - Cincinnati Enquirer CRITICS PICK - CityBeat: “Vivid imagery and tactile wordplay” CRITICS PICK - Behind The Curtain: “An engaging, thought-provoking and genuinely funny…

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Phantasmagoria by Ashley Perrier

July 18 - July 30
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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“Phantasmagoria” is a sequence of real or imaginary images like those seen in a dream. Opening Reception: July 18, 7-10pm Exhibit Run: July 19 to July 30 About the Artist Ashley Perrier is a practicing artist and tattoo artist residing in Winnipeg. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours in 2008. She has had various art shows, both solo and group in various galleries in Winnipeg and Calgary. She became a tattoo…

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The nth Degree

July 18 - July 26
Artbeat Studio, 62 Albert St 4th floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E9 Canada
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Please join us for The nth Degree, Artbeat Studio's 29th biannual exhibition. Come enjoy the diverse array of artwork, accompanied by live music and good food - all are welcome to attend! Donations are gratefully appreciated. Your support will make a difference right now in the lives of individuals on their recovery journey. All contributions, small or large, will help Artbeat Studio in our efforts to eliminate the stigma and discrimination that coincides with mental illness through positive action, mental…

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Fringe: The WALK IN THE SNOW: the true story of Lise Meitner

July 18 - July 28
Creative Manitoba Classroom, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 Canada
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$12

Physicist, fugitive, pioneer. On Christmas Eve 1938, two refugees from the Nazis walk out into the Swedish snow. Sat on a tree trunk, they make a shocking scientific discovery. And the world changes forever. From the creator of The Inventor of All Things: 5 STARS CBC, Winnipeg Free Press, Edmonton Journal How did a shy Austrian, who graduated high school at 23, open so many doors and achieve so much? Jem Rolls tells the life of a remarkable and forgotten…

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My Frozen Heart: A Comic Tragedy

July 18 - July 27
One88, 188 Princess St. - 2nd Fl
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1L2 Canada
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$12

Sarah Beau-DeMers, a “female filmmaker” from small-town Ontario, will stop at nothing to make her film, a definitely-not autobiographical coming-of-age film. But after a series of compromises, she'll be forced to choose between the people she loves and the film she was born to make. From the writer behind Clink and The Bar Scene Winner of the 2013 Bertsinger Award Sunday, July 21 is a Relaxed Performance welcoming audience members who need a relaxed sensory experience. Production changes reduce light…

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Expressive Arts Therapy Studio

July 22 at8:00 am - July 25 at5:00 pm
WHEAT Institute, 100 Rue des Ruines du Monastere
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1B9 Canada
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LIFE Changing HeARTs: Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Practice A Traditional Indigenous perspective sees healing and teaching as interrelated processes that are simultaneously co-occurring in any and all environments. We will experience the process of Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Practice by engaging collaboratively in an arts-based healing process, grounded in Indigenous philosophies and practices. To begin, students will focus on exploring the Medicine Wheel Teachings in alignment with this Indigenous Healing and Teaching Model. Then students will widen the…

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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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Super 8mm Workshop

July 26 at1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gimli Film Festival, 94 1 Ave #100
Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0 Canada
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$60

The Gimli Film Festival and Winnipeg Film Group are proud to present a hands-on Super 8mm workshop. This Super 8mm workshop will inspire and teach filmmakers the ins and outs of shooting on Super 8mm film with the help of two leading, acclaimed analogue filmmakers Josh Marr and Mike Maryniuk. No experience is required! The workshop will take place on Friday, July 26, 2019, in Gimli, Manitoba during the Gimli Film Festival. The class will consist of two teams: Team…

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Nature’s Rainbow Summer Dyeing Series: Yellows & Greens

July 27 - July 29
$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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Self Care Sundays: Finding your Flow

July 28 at10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lyric Theatre: Assiniboine Park, 55 Pavilion Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 Canada
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Free

This self-care workshop is open to anyone at any age, any industry, and any skill level, and is dedicated to support artists’ mental and physical health as they work to grow and expand their creativity. We find that there are many artists who put so much of their time and energy into their passion, and forget to take care of themselves in the process. Which is why we are dedicating every second Sunday to focusing on our mental and physical…

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August 2019

From Page to Stage: An evening of Spoken Word

August 2 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Creative Manitoba Classroom, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 Canada
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Free

Presented in partnership with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of First Fridays in the Exchange. From Page to Stage: An evening of Spoken Word at Creative Manitoba FREE and open to the public Join us for an evening of spoken word where we will be celebrating the launch of atrophy, a chapbook by youth poet Jules Stevenson! Completed during her time as a mentee in Creative Manitoba's rural youth mentorship program, come see and hear her words leap off…

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Working with Trauma using Expressive Arts

August 3 - August 6
WHEAT Institute, 100 Rue des Ruines du Monastere
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1B9 Canada
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$735

Instructor: Kate Donohue One of the Grandmothers of Expressive Arts, Kate Donohue is a licensed psychologist, registered expressive arts therapist, and has taught at many international universities. Kate is a co-founder of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Passionate about the arts she has spent 25 years studying indigenous and ethnic dance forms, in particular West African and Afro-Cuban Dance. This workshop will introduce participants to the experience of trauma and how to address it as an expressive arts therapist.…

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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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Expressive Arts – Psychopathology & Psychology

August 8 - August 11
WHEAT Institute, 100 Rue des Ruines du Monastere
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1B9 Canada
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$735

Instructor: Kate Donohue One of the Grandmothers of Expressive Arts, Kate Donohue is a licensed psychologist, registered expressive arts therapist, and has taught at many international universities. Kate is a co-founder of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Passionate about the arts she has spent 25 years studying indigenous and ethnic dance forms, in particular West African and Afro-Cuban Dance. This course introduces participants to the archetypal and developmental approaches to character/personality development using mythological themes that underline human development…

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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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Nature’s Rainbow Summer Dyeing Series: Blues

August 10 - August 12
$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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Workshop: Boxes, Folders, Bags! with Janet Carroll

August 10 at1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, 1-329 Cumberland Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1T2 Canada
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$30 – $35

Boxes, Folders, Bags! In this workshop we’ll cut and fold card stock to make a few simple origami-inspired boxes and other useful containers. We’ll decorate with trims as time allows, as well there will be a display of books and samples for inspiration for more box-making in your future. All materials and tools will be provided.   Workshop runs: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 1 pm-3 pm Registration deadline: Friday, August 2, 2019 Registration: Member: $30 / Non-member $35 Kit Fee:…

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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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Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts

August 13 - August 15
WHEAT Institute, 100 Rue des Ruines du Monastere
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1B9 Canada
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$595

Instructor: Victoria McIntosh Artist and teacher, Victoria was born in Ste. Boniface and raised on Sagkeeng First Nation. She has explored many different spectrums of art from simple drawings to pyrography (Firework.) Her murals hang in various schools in Winnipeg and Ontario, where she has taught expression using Woodlands style with Storytelling. She has studied graphic design and print-making and continues to study Fine Arts. Indigenous ways of Knowing through the Arts workshop offer participants exposure to a local Indigenous…

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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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Launch of Helene Vosters’s Unbecoming Nationalism

August 13 at7:30 am - 9:00 pm
MAWA, 611 Main St
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1
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Free

Please join us for the Winnipeg launch of Helene Vosters’s Unbecoming Nationalism: From Commemoration to Redress in Canada published by the University of Manitoba Press. With special guest Roewan Crowe. About the Book Canada’s recent sesquicentennial celebrations were the latest in a long, steady progression of Canadian cultural memory projects. Unbecoming Nationalism investigates the power of commemorative performances in the production of nationalist narratives. Using “unbecoming” as a theoretical framework to unsettle or decolonize nationalist narratives, Helene Vosters examines an…

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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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Nature’s Rainbow Summer Dyeing Series: Purples & Pinks

August 17 - August 19
$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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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