Events in Winnipeg: May 26 to 28, 2017



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Things to Do in Winnipeg in May

I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

1. Doors Open Winnipeg 2017

Explore some of Winnipeg’s most fascinating buildings and enjoy many walking tours and events during this free weekend. If you love history, and appreciate unique architecture, come discover the tales held within some of Winnipeg’s most impressive walls. Details

May 27 & 28, 2017

Various buildings throughout Winnipeg

Free

 

2. Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Presented by the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Get your bear checked out at the Dr. Goodbear Clinic, learn how to keep them healthy, happy and safe and enjoy great entertainment and fun. Details

Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 09:00 AM – 05:00PM

Assiniboine Park, 55 Pavilion Crescent, Winnipeg

Free

 

3. Wonder Shows

Midway and Fair! Details

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May 26-28 & June 2-4, 2017

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  RONA Home & Garden – Kenaston, 1636 Kenaston Blvd. Winnipeg

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Free Admission, Rides ticketed

II. Live Music

1. Concerts on Weekdays

  1. George Canyon Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Club Regent Event Centre
  2. Joy of Music on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 7:00 PM @ Sturgeon Creek United Church
  3. Cro Mags w/ Special Guests on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 7:30 PM @ The Park Theatre
  4. Hope – Benefit Concert on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 7:00 PM @ Centennial Concert Hall | Adults: $25; Students: $15
  5. Remembering Elvis on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Club Regent Event Centre
  6. Unraveling The Wilburys on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Burton Cummings Theatre
  7. Amelia Curran on Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ The Park Theatre
  8. St. James Infirmary on Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Neil Bardal Funeral Centre
  9. Royal Canoe on Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Centennial Concert Hall

 

2. Raine Hamilton String Trio

Raine Hamilton String Trio with  The Eisenhauers. Details

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Friday, May 26, 2017 | 8:00 PM to  11:00 PM
Doors: 7:15 PM

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West End Cultural Centre – 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg

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$15.00 – $20.00

3. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Details

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Friday, May 26, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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MTS Centre – 300 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

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$69.00 –  $119.00 + charges

 

4. True North: The Canadian Songbook

Multiple ECMA-nominated singer Eleanor McCain brings her unique and unmistakable style to the WSO with a sneak peek at True North: The Canadian Songbook. Details

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Friday, May 26, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 2:00 PM

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Centennial Concert Hall
555 Main Street, Winnipeg

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$25 – $125 +charges

 

5. Music of the Night

Winnipeg Golden Chordsmen Barbershop Harmony Chorus. Golden Chordsmen chorus plus our own quartets: HARLEQUIN-bsq, VOCAL POINT, & HATS OFF
Guest Quartet: FALLCREEK. Details

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Bethel Mennonite Church

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$20; Kids 6 and under

 

6. Beth

Beth Album Release Featuring Slattern. Details

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 | Doors 8:00 PM

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Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
535 Wardlaw Ave

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$10.00

 

7. A Garden of Song-Of Love and Beauty

Renaissance Voices presents A Garden of Song-Of Love and Beauty, the ensemble’s biennial spring choral concert.
Come and enjoy light spring music on the theme of love and beauty in an informal, café-style garden setting. Under the direction of Janet Brenneman, the chamber choir will perform motets by Monteverdi, Victoria, and Healey Willan and madrigals by Thomas Morley and William Byrd. Details

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 PM

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Young United Church, Winnipeg

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Adults: $25 Student: $15

 

8. PRIZM

PRIZM, with guests The Winnipeg Jazz Collective. Details

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm – 10:00 PM

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The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg

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$TBD plus fees

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

 

1. Spotlight

Spotlight is a main stage feature production featuring students of the RWB School Professional Division. Performing excerpts from the best of the traditional ballets, the RWB School Professional Division will capture your hearts and impress you with their versatility and unique talents. Past performances have included excerpts from La Bayadère, Le Corsaire, Coppélia, and Don Quixote. Details
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May 25-27, 2017 | 7:30 PM
May 27, 2017 | 2:00 PM

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Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
174 Market Avenue. Winnipeg

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$29-$115

 

2. Breaking Through

“We all live in mortal fear of losing our minds”
This bold new play puts the spotlight on mental health like never before. Details
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May 23 – 28, 2017

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Asper Centre for Theatre & Film, 400 Colony Street (at the U of W)

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$15.00–$20.00

 

3. Wine & Words

Wine & Words features the written works of Canadian composers, musicians, playwrights, poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, and storytellers. With the participation of local actors and celebrities, Theatre by the River stages the pieces for a variety show that dramatizes the featured written works. Produced in partnership with the Manitoba Museum, Details
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Saturday, May 27, 2017| 11:00 PM

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Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg

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$35

 

4. Troyanda Ukranian Dance Ensemble

Details

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg

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TBD

 

5. The Bridges of Madison County

The Tony Award-winning The Bridges of Madison County tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid. With a book by Marcia Norman and a gorgeous score by Jason Robert Brown it’s an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more. Details

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May 24 – 27, 2017

May 24 – 26 | 7:30 PM

May 27 – 2:00 PM

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Royal MTC- Tom Hendry Warehouse, 140 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg

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$26.50 – $42.50

 

6. Outside Joke

Outside Joke collaborates with a group of celebrated contemporary dancers for an evening of musical improv and dance. Details
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Saturday, May 28, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Gas Station Arts Centre

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$12.00–$15.00

 

7. Through the Eyes of an Old Sheepskin Coat

The Selo Ukrainian Dancers invites everyone to their year-end production celebrating 125 years of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. Details

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 5:30 PM

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Club Regent Event Centre, Winnipeg

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$20

IV. Sports

1. Manitoba Motorcycle Ride For Dad

Join us for a fun-filled day of riding with a lunch, poker run, prizes and much more all while helping to raise money to fight prostate cancer for our local community! Details

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Earls Kitchen and Bar, 1455 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

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1 for $10 or 3 for $25

Mid-Canada Jet Sports Freeride 2017 @ Lake Shirley on Saturday, May 27, 2017

2. Roller Derby League Double Header

Winnipeg Roller Derby League 5th Annual Pride Double Header. Details

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Friday, May 26, 2017 | Doors 6:00 PM

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Fort Garry Curling Club, 696 Archibald Street, Winnipeg

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$15

 

3. Paddlefest Manitoba

Winnipeg’s 2017 MEC Paddlefest is a celebration of all things paddling related, and all of Manitoba is invited. Dive into the world of kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddle boarding. You can go for a test paddle, learn skills from the experts, participate in gear swaps, and browse exhibitor booths. Details

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM

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Fort Whyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Road. Winnipeg

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Free

 

4. Play On! Winnipeg

Register your team to play in the world’s largest hockey tournament and festival! There are divisions for all ages and skill levels, anybody can play. Get ready for one of the most memorable weekends of your year. Details

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May 27 & 28, 2017

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Chancellor Matheson Road, Winnipeg

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Spectator free

 

5. Walk/Run

1. Royal Canadian Air Force Run –  5K, a 10K and, an individual or two-person relayed half marathon route. Details

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 9:00 AM @ Rec Centre, 680 Whytewold Road

 

2. Color Me RAD Winnipeg – 5K, marathon. Details

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 9:00 AM @ Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Ave, Winnipeg | $16 – $39

 

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. 2017 Pride Winnipeg

The Pride Winnipeg Festival is a multi-day celebration with many events for all segments of our diverse community. Details

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May 26 – June 4, 2017
Flag Raising | Friday, May 26, 2017 | 12:00 PM

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Various Venues, Winnipeg

Flag Raising at City Hall

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Free and ticketed events.

 

2.  The Best International LGBTTQ* Commercials

The annual fundraiser for Winnipeg’s LGBTTQ* Film Festival returns with a brand new lineup of commercials and it’s better than ever! We’re kicking off Winnipeg Pride Week with REEL PRIDE! Details

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 | 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

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Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg

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$10

 

3. The Great Manitoba Portage

Grab your four best friends and get ready to get active! (Think Survivor-style challenges). Your team of 4 will individually participate in various round robin activities to complete various physical and mental challenges. Based on how your team performs in the round robin will determine which heat your team will compete in for the final challenges which will include the 2-person portage race across the Esplanade Riel Bridge. Once the portage is complete, your team will complete one last team challenge! Details

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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The Forks Festival Park and Festival Stage

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Registration: $300 per team
Team Size: 4 members

 

4. Pawshpalooza 2017

16 Models and varieties of dogs are scheduled for the most unique performance you’ve ever seen. Fundraiser event. Details

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Friday, 26 May 2017 | 8:00 PM

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RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave, Winnipeg

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$50 – $75

 

5. FanQuest

FanQuest is a new fan convention taking place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada that celebrates all fandoms by bringing together the best that sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, film, television, gaming, and anime have to offer. Details

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May 26 – 27, 2017

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University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

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Single Day Pass $17.50; Weekend Pass $30; Deluxe Pass $80; Children 12 and under are FREE

 

6. Asian Canadian Festival

The Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba consisting of representatives from the Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Indo-Chinese, Korean, Filipino organizations, have planned a variety of activities to share the Asian cultures with other Canadians. Details

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 |  1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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The Forks- Canopy, Winnipeg

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Free

 

7. Two Spirit Pow-Wow

The Two-Spirit People of Manitoba and Sunshine House team up to host the first Two-Spirit Pow-Wow in Winnipeg. Details

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Friday, May 26, 2017 | 1:30 PM

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The Forks National Historical Site, Winnipeg

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Free

 

8. JNF 2017 NEGEV Gala

The JNF directs 100% of its charitable dollars to support the Land of Israel. The funds raised at this year’s Negev Gala will be directed towards The World’s Jewish Museum in Tel Aviv. The museum will attest to the significance of outstanding Jewish attainment and intellectual output, and showcase how these contributions have shaped the path of humankind. Details

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Monday, May 29, 2017 | 6:00 PM

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Centennial Concert Hall, Suite 1000 – 555 Main St.
Winnipeg

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Benefactor $250; Single Young Adult: $36; Teen (upto 17 years): $18; Concert $125

 

9. MayWorks Festival of Labour and the Arts

MayWorks Festival of Labour and the Arts is a multi-disciplinary festival that focuses on working class themes. It is held in Winnipeg every year throughout the month of May to honour and promote the many positive contributions of unions and working people in general. Inspired by events surrounding the anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, MayWorks focuses on the art produced both by artists (with their depiction of the working class life) and by workers with their own interpretation of their lives and struggles. Details

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April 28 – May 31, 2017

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Various Venues, Winnipeg

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Free & ticketed events

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