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November 2019

Art Saves Lives 2019

November 1, 2019 - February 16, 2020

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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Exhibit: Moirés – Chloe Alexandra Thompson & Matt Henderson

November 1 - December 7
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Unit 300-100 Arthur Street + Google Map
Free

Join us in welcoming Video Pool's first virtual reality exhibition to Poolside Gallery! Moirés is co-presented with Send+Receive: A Festival of Sound and in addition to performing at this years fest, Thompson will be in attendance at the opening. Please come and say hello to Chloe on Thursday Oct 17, 5-7pm. Moirés is a sound-reactive audio-visual environment by Canadian sound artist Chloe Alexandra Thompson and Portland-based multimedia artist Matt Henderson. Thompson’s multi-channel sound spatialization meets Henderson’s immersive, live-rendered 3D visual…

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Firekeeper – Jordan Stranger

November 1 - December 6
aceart, 290 McDermot Ave – 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K2 Canada
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Artist Statement Firekeeper is meant to display the heritage of the Anishinaabe peoples’ sacred cultural practices in which I’ve taken part. Through sacred ceremony, we aim to heal or to be healed by those who carry the gifts to do so. The paintings, installation, and animation are efforts made to present the culture in a contemporary setting. To those who view my work, I hope it finds you well and allows you to appreciate and learn about Anishinaabe culture while…

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Introduction to Bluegrass Workshop

November 2 at2:00 pm - November 23 at3:00 pm
Bryce Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9 Canada
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$90.00

Bluegrass is a toe-tappin’ and inclusive style of music for vocalists and acoustic string players. This series of workshops will introduce the form and variety of bluegrass music. Participation and fun encouraged! Topics Covered will Include Structure of a variety of bluegrass tunes Learning a bluegrass tune Vocal harmony singing in bluegrass Ensemble playing NOTE: Instrumentalists wanting to participate should be able to play major chords on their instruments, as well as be comfortable moving from one chord position to…

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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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15th Annual Member’s Exhibition & Sale 50 to 500

November 16 - December 14
Urban Shaman, 203-290 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg,
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English/Ojibwe/Cree Urban Shaman Gallery’s 15th Annual Member’s Exhibition & Sale 50 to 500 / 15 endasowaki 50 akoo 50 eyaawaad waabanda’iwewaad / 15 Askíya óma 50 isko 500 ká tasicik ká wápatiniwécik éko ká atáwákécik é natomicik NOTE CHANGE OF DATE! Opening night celebration: Saturday, November 16,  2019, 8-11pm. (Opening night free for members, $10 suggested donation at door for non-members) Exhibit dates: November 16 - December 14, 2019 US is a non-profit arts organization that is dedicated to the…

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The 100+ Exhibition

November 16 - November 26
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Featuring over 40 cre8ery members and over 140 artworks! This show features a variety of artists and styles of art: Oil, watercolour and Acrylic Paintings, Photography, Wood Sculpture, Digital Art, Mixed Media, Illustration and Fibre Art.  Because this was an open call for art, there is no theme and we hope that there is a little something for everyone!  Please join us for one of the largest shows we’ve ever had at cre8ery! Reception: November 15th, 7-10pm Regular Hours, November 16…

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Labour of Love: On Digital Economies in the Arts

November 18 - December 12
Plug In ICA, 460 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg,
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Free

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presents Labour of Love or LOL, a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops focused on digital economies of labour in the arts. Taking on the “public course” as a platform for engagement, this program highlights the various ways in which the digital is interrogated, explored, celebrated, pushed to its limit, reworked, re-invented by artists, scholars, curators, writers and others. The course encompasses a full array of events, delving into such topics as coding, circuitbending, VR,…

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Artificial Intelligence and the Arts

November 19 at9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Creative Manitoba Classroom, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 Canada
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Free

What are the opportunities and implications of artificial intelligence for artists and our communities? This 1-day workshop will equip artists to understand the implications and opportunities of artificial intelligence and also imagine the appropriate artistic and political responses to a world that will be significantly altered by the introduction of these technologies. We need artists not only using these tools, but informing the conversation about how these tools will be deployed, and to whose benefit. Structure Hands-on experience with AI…

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Improv Your Communication Workshop

November 20 at6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
beyond boundaries academy, 618 Arlington St
Winnipeg, MB R3G 1Z6 Canada
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$40.00

We are extremely excited to announce that this workshop will be the launch of our Personal and Professional Development Series (PPD)! This series is going to focus on topics that will further develop your skills and knowledge in both your life and within your career, and further assist you in feeling more confident in your daily tasks. Throughout our earlier years in life we are provided with many resources to strengthen our education and gain the necessary skills to grow…

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Unexpected Lessons: Inuit Artistry and Craftsmanship in Everyday Life with Breanne Reinfort

November 20 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Free

“Inuit art” often conjures images such as stunning soapstone carvings and vivid prints of Arctic animals. Since the mid 20th century, the talents and creativity of so many Inuit artists have obtained nationwide, if not worldwide acclaim. On a much smaller scale – at the regional, local, and even personal level – Inuit arts and crafts also thrive, sometimes in the most ordinary of settings away from the spotlight in the form of clothing, footwear, jewelry, tools, dolls, and even…

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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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Arts, Culture, and Digital Transformation Summit

November 22 - November 24
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020 Box 1020
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada
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Experience this three-day summit that is designed to ignite curiosity, confidence, and enthusiasm within Canadian art-making practices, which are facing a rapidly digitizing world. By stimulating expansive imaginings of our digital futures — the good and the troublesome — we'll strive to create an ambitious vision for the role the arts must play in fostering creative, inspiring, and humane realities. To mobilize this vision, we will move beyond information-sharing toward concrete pathways to creation, production, and collaboration. For more information and to register…

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Mini Inuit Mitts Workshop with Gayle Gruben

November 23 at12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberlan Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$55 – $60

In this workshop you will learn how to make a miniature pair of traditional Inuit mittens. The mittens, only standing about 3 or 4 inches tall, will be made using seal skin hides and sinew. You will also be making a leather thimble to help with sewing. Workshop runs: Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 12:30 – 3:30 PM Registration Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019 Registration fee: $45 (MCML member); $50 (non-member) Kit fee: $10 Register at: https://c2centreforcraft.ca/2019/10/16/mcml-workshop-mini-inuit-mitts-with-gayle-gruben/ Meet your Instructor:…

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Experimental Documentary: Master Class with Danielle Sturk

November 24 at11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cinematheque, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$50 – $75

Find out how and why award-winning filmmaker Danielle Sturk “basically blows up documentary conventions in ways both whimsically weird and seriously avant-garde”(Alison Gillmore, Winnipeg Free Press) with mixed-media forms (animation, live-action, illustration, miniature models, etc) used in El Toro and her other films. This three-hour master class will start with a screening of Danielle Sturk’s unique and multifaceted documentary, El Toro. A lecture and discussion with Danielle about the award winning film and Danielle’s practice will follow. Participants will learn…

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Song Writer’s Group Workshops

November 25, 2019 - August 24, 2020
Fourth Projects, 171 McDermot
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S1 Canada
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The Winnipeg Music Project has partnered with the Songwriters Association of Canada to produce a 10-session songwriters group. The series was created to fulfill a need for stronger creative development opportunities for local songwriters and to begin establishing an effective and notable songwriting community in Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Music Project will give attendees the opportunity to receive constructive feedback from their peers and from established local songwriters who are scheduled to feature throughout the series. The workshops are pre-registered and…

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Glitter & fall: A GALA Poetry and Music Recital

November 25 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, 3rd floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Free

The event celebrates the multimedia collaborative elements of Di Brandt's prestigious poetry career, and represents her final performance event as Winnipeg's inaugural Poet Laureate (2018-2019). Performances of Di Brandt's poetry and translations in new musical works by contemporary Canadian composers David Lidov, Kenneth Nichols and Jana Skarecky. Featuring renowned singers Tracy Dahl, Rosemarie Van Der Hooft and Lizzy Hoyt, with Richard Turner (harp),  Micah Heilbrunn (clarinet), Laura Loewen (piano), Megan Dufrat (piano), and the Desaultels Chorale conducted by Mel Braun.…

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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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The Hours that Remain

November 28 - December 8
Colin Jackson Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Portage Place-Unit Y300-393 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
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Free – $35

The Hours That Remain By Keith Barker Directed by Tracey Nepinak Michelle disappears. Denise dedicates her life to finding her. Daniel struggles to keep Denise from a similar fate. When a woman goes missing, the life of her family is thrown upside down and out of time. How far will they go for answers? Featuring Melanie Dean, Kelsey Kanatan Wavey and Darcy Fehr Set and Costume Design Jaime Black Lighting Design Sean E. McMullen Sound Design Kelsey Braun Stage Manager…

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The Collage Party

November 28 - December 14
Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 Canada
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The Collage Party invites the community to create, chat, and collage in this series of parties held at Graffiti Gallery. Collages made during these parties will be exhibited at the gallery throughout the show run. As Paul Butler, creator of The Collage Party will not be in attendance, we invited local artists to lead the parties in Paul’s place. These artists will lead the group in a fun evening of collage and friends. Our artist lineup includes Meganelizabeth Diamond of…

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Forum Art Fair

November 29 - December 1
Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0X7 Canada
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Free

Forum Art Fair, a casual atmosphere to find your first art piece, add to your ‘green’ art collection and support our creative community. New original art, upcycled art, crafted arts, art cards, books and more! Fair Dates Friday, November 29, 5-9pm Saturday, November 30, 10am-4pm Sunday, December 2, 12-4pm Art Demos all weekend, artists will be posted on Forum Art facebook. Caricatures drawn by Jon Ljungberg on Sunday from 1- 3. Free admission, door prizes, ample free parking, wheelchair access.

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Hyperbole – Andrew Crozier

November 29 - December 10
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Hyperbole is perhaps the most important art show Winnipeg will see this century, by the most influential artist you have never heard of…yet. Art of this import could not be constrained to one genre, or theme. It is a mix of social commentary, thoughtful contemplation, random discovery, pop culture references, musings on the art world, nature study and self-amusement. A show of this brilliance could not be contained in a single medium, so you will find painting, sculpture, printmaking and…

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Made in the Middle: Craft Market

November 29 at10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0G8 Canada
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Free

A Curated Marketplace for Craft Enthusiasts, Makers, and Designers. Bringing together exceptional Makers + Designers, interactive craft, and good vibes. All culminating annually in a lively marketplace showcasing the best in Manitoba craft and design.⁣ Hosted by Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library⁣ at Manitoba Hydro Place. The Made in the Middle: Craft Market features 22 artists selling their unique and local work. Artist Include Biulu Artisan Boutique Blue Pendulum Buschies Knitting Studio Cassandra’s creations CJ Tennant Jewellery Cori Jaye Art…

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Sound for Performance + Installation feat. Ableton Live

November 30 at12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Unit 300-100 Arthur Street + Google Map
$65 – $85

This workshop will introduce participants to basic sound sequencing and composition for performance and installation. In this one day course participants will learn principles and methods of signal flow, sequencing, basic effect, MIDI composition, digital vs analog, and audio sampling. Participants will also be introduced to Ableton Live to workshop sound ideas and receive support to produce one short sound piece by end of day. Ableton Live is one of the premiere programs used by sound artists, musicians, and Djs…

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MCML Workshop: The Quilted Christmas Ball with Patty Sauder

November 30 at12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$50 – $55

Get a head start on decking the halls with Patty Sauder’s “The Quilted Christmas Ball” Workshop. Using small squares of fabric and straight pins, make your own quilted Christmas ornament. Workshop runs: Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:00 – 4:00 PM Registration deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019 Registration Fee: $50 (MCML member); $55 (non-member)

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December 2019

Projection Mapping Intensive

December 1 - December 3
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Unit 300-100 Arthur Street + Google Map
$275 – $300

Ready to take your video projection skills to the next level? Want to include video in your next performance? Just curious about the large world of video projection? Join Axis Z Media Arts for the QLab 4 & Projection Mapping Intensive! Lead by Axis Z Media Arts members Laura Anzola and Matthew Waddell, the Projection Mapping with QLab Intensive is a hands-on introduction to the latest tools and techniques used to create stunning video projections for theatre, dance or multimedia…

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A Child’s Victorian Christmas Story

December 1 - December 15
Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$8

Kids get up close to Victorian Christmas for this storytelling event. International storyteller Leigh-Anne Kehler is back for her 4th year telling winter tales in the Dalnavert Museum heritage house parlour. Next to a real fir tree, kids will enjoy stories for the season in this engaging program tailored for a child's imagination. Dates December 1, 1-2pm December 8, 1-2pm December 15, 1-2pm

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2019 Moonlight Madness

December 6 at4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Beach Plaza, 54 Main St
Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba R0C 3G0 Canada
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Free

2019 Moonlight Madness with carols and Celtic music flavour Xmas Market with fine art by local artists, plaza stores are open 4–9pm. Local musicians to accompany carol singing from 7-9pm. All are welcome! It's the season to be congenial, sing, make music and be happy. This event is organized by Stronger Communities Through Art Participation for Everyone (SCAPE). Bring your instruments to join the ‘jam’. For more info email hroggere@mymts.net or call 204.389.5633

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A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play

December 6 at7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Fast becoming a Dalnavert tradition, come re-visit the radio days of ol' with a Victorian classic. A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play will feature local celebrities and talent to portray the Dickens' tale in a radio play format reminiscent of the 1940s live radio broadcasts complete with music and live sound effects. Featuring: Caity Curtis, Terry MacLeod, Ron Robinson, Stephen Sim and more... Cost: General Admission - $30 (Members 15% off), Kids 12 + under $5 off

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents For More Charlie Brown Christmas

December 7 - December 8
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Back by popular demand, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, with actor Quinn Greene, revisits A Charlie Brown Christmas, this time with extra locations. We will also revisit ‘twas the night before Christmas and feature seasonal songs with Jayme Giesbrecht. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, 3:00 pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019, 2:00 pm

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Taxes for Film Professionals with Kathe Meseman

December 7 - December 8
3rd floor, Creative Manitoba, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$25 – $50

During this one-on-one training session, participants will receive confidential tax advice for filing personal and corporate taxes by an experienced bookkeeper and accountant. Each participant will receive up to 40 minutes of one-on-one time and are encouraged to prepare and share any questions or issues they may have with taxes. Through these individual sessions, participants will gain a deeper insight into the advantages and benefits of taxes in Canada. Cost $40 for Creative Manitoba Members $25 for IATSE 856 members…

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MCML Workshop: Christmas Packaging with Janet Carroll

December 7 at12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$45 – $50

Join us to make distinctive and hand-made packages for small gifts. We will make origami-inspired boxes from coloured card stock then decorate them with elegant Japanese papers. Workshop runs: Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:00 – 3:00 PM Registration Deadline: Friday, November 29, 2019 Registration Fees: $45 (MCML member); $50 (non-member) Kit Fee: $8

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Rosa [mys.ti.ca]

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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Camerata Nova: Rosa [mys.ti.ca]

December 13 - December 14
CFRUC, 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 to be the finest cornetto player in the world. There will be a pre-concert talk both Friday and Saturday at 6:45 p.m. John Wiens, curator/conductor. Concerts will be held at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church,…

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Ghosts For The Holidays

December 13 - December 14
Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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A Victorian tradition on the dark winter nights of the holiday season – listen to some Victorian ghost stories in the festive parlour and complete with a chance to join in some real Victorian past-times true to those Christmas celebrations. Dates December 13, 7:30-8:30pm December 14, 7:30-8:30pm Tickets General Admission - $20, Members Receive 15% off general admission price, Children under 12 receive $5 off general admission https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ghosts-for-the-holidays-tickets-79764005287

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Spatial Audio in Virtual Reality

December 14 at12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Video Pool Studio, 300–100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$65 – $85

Learn specialized audio in VR. During this workshop participants will learn how to craft sound environment that are immersive that listeners can physically explore. Artists can use these techniques in their virtual reality art or to prototype sound installations. Dates: Saturday, December 14th, 2019 (12pm-4pm) Fees: $65 member / $85 non-member Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.) Limit: 12 Participants Instructor: Lesley Klassen   About the Instructor Lesley is a director of virtual reality experiences and real-time…

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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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Christmas Days of Yore with Simpson’s Folly

December 20 at7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Music, games, and pantos! A very Victorian celebration awaits... Listen to Christmas music of The Red River Settlement with Simpson’s Folly: a local treasure of musicians telling stories that reflect life in the time period of the Scottish settlement in Red River. Watch and take part in some Victorian Christmas party games, and get ready for a surprise visit from Scrooge with a comic re-telling of A Christmas Carol! Cost General Admission - $25 (Members 15% off, Kids 12 +…

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A Very Special Christmas Carol: A Reading by Ron Robinson

December 21 - December 22
Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$20 – $25

A very special Christmas Carol reading in the Dalnavert heritage house parlour. With the incomparable Ron Robinson, this is a chance to share the holidays with family and friends amongst the Victorian decor and a fir tree with all the trimmings! This event includes festive holiday refreshments and treats. Dates:  December 21, 7:30-8:30pm Decmber 22, 7:30-8:30pm Tickets: General Admission - $25,  Kids Under 12 - $20, Members - 15% Off https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-christmas-carol-with-ron-robinson-tickets-79772572913

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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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Earth Unleashed – Cindy Lou Rothery

January 10, 2020 - January 21, 2020
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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About the Artist My talent lay undiscovered for 47 years and at 50, it is starting to emerge. I enjoy creating art, I love working with alcohol inks on various substrates. I also enjoy painting flowers, landscapes and abstracts. I began painting after participating in a paint party night. Online, I was inspired by people like Alexis Bonavitacola, Kimberly Deene and Sheryl Williams. I have taken classes from all of them and have learnt from them. Cindy Lou Rothery is…

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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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The Unsettling Happy Project – Michelle Place

January 24, 2020 - February 4, 2020
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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The Unsettling Happiness Project” came from the desire to paint more upbeat, however, her emotions took over. Instead of thinking the project was a failure she embraced her negative and positive emotions to create a collection of styles and subjects. An example of both sides of the story are featured in this exhibition. Since Grade 9, Michelle has dreamed of becoming an artist. She studied at The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon, MB, he Winnipeg Art Gallery and…

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February 2020

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Lindo Maravilhoso!

February 9, 2020
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G7 Canada
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$19 – $39

Drummer World’s 2019 winner of “Best Drummer – world Music” is the WJO’s very special guest for the rare opportunity to hear Samba and Bossa nova played at its finest. One of the most in-demand drummers in Brazil, Freitas has toured the world with Joäo Bosco, and has performed with Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Michel Legrand, John Patitucci, and most of Brazil’s top tier musicians over the course of his long and distinguished career. Winnipeg guitarist and singer Marco Castillo joins us…

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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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Sea Songs and Shanties, La Nef and Sean Dagher

February 13, 2020 at7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Kildonan Collegiate, 101 Ridgecrest Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 2A6 Canada
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$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 traditional, engaging sea songs and shanties. Seán Dagher, curator/conductor; Ross Brownlee, conductor/singer. Concert will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $30, $25 seniors, and $15 for under 30s.…

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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

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents RESPECT – The Music of Aretha Franklin

March 15, 2020 at7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0L5 Canada
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$19 – $39

The undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is synonymous with songs like Chain of Fools, Natural Woman, Freeway of Love, and RESPECT. Her lyrics were a harbinger of modern-day feminism; strong, independent, demanding of equality and freedom, sung with a voice that would accept nothing less. Joining the WJO for this show is a tour-de-force of local talent- Murray Pulver, Marc Arnould, Daniel Roy and Gilles Fournier, known collectively as Ego Spank, and vocalists Jennifer Hanson, Heitha Forsyth and Andrina…

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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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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Carpathian Blues

April 26, 2020
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G7 Canada
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$19 – $39

Jazz music, since its humble beginnings in Congo Square, has been a fusion of folk, classical and popular music. As the artform spread, jazz embraced and adapted music from all over the world, giving us countless flavours and variations. To help the WJO explore folk music in jazz, six-time Juno nominee John Stetch joins the group as our special guest. Stetch, over the span of his 154 recordings, has fused classical and folk music with his own fearless creativity, boundless…

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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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