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winnipeg jazz orchestra presents : "St. James Infirmary Blues with vocalist Hannah Fearn" 

thursday, may 24, 2018. 7:30pm

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents St. James Infirmary Blues, an exciting concert of New Orleans‐inspired big band music and fundraiser in support of the WJO recording fund. This spectacular concert will begin with the musicians of the WJO marching through the audience performing St. James Infirmary, a traditional song played at New Orleans funeral dirges, followed by Second Line, another traditional song played at wakes in celebration of a person's life. This is all the more appropriate in the unique and beautiful setting of the Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, located across from Brookside Cemetery. Joining the stage with the WJO will be special guests who will have audience members more than tapping toes by the end of the show. In addition to the music at this unique and spectacular concert, patrons will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine (cash wine bar also available) sponsored by Frontera Winery, light refreshments during intermission, the opportunity to win door prizes, a partial tax receipt and complimentary parking. http://www.winnipegjazzorchestra.com


on the docks awards + exhibition night at mere hotel

friday, may 25, 2018. 5:00pm

The intent of this ideas competition is to involve citizens in urban potentials of the underused and/or abandoned spaces of Winnipeg. Through a community based ideas competition, people will be encouraged to come up with imaginative solutions for the site. There are no limitations to the ideas, and explorative ideas are encouraged. The Alexander Docks have become one of these derelict spaces in which the local community has the opportunity to voice their ideas of how it could be better used. Located along the Red River, there is even greater opportunity to link the downtown with access to the river. We’re posing this question to the community - what type of public space would most benefit the site? https://www.onthedocks.org


storefront mb presents: table for 1200 more

saturday, may 26, 2018. 7:00pm-9:00pm

TableFor1200More highlights Winnipeg’s emerging design scene by bringing together architecture, design, and the culinary arts to create an evening of entertainment and stimulating conversation in an absolutely unique setting. At approximately 1200 feet long, TableFor1200More is a truly spectacular ‘pop-up’ outdoor dining experience that attracts both local and international media attention. The event is a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in a public conversation about the value of architecture, design culture and the city. It takes place in an amazing urban space in Winnipeg, announced to guests one-hour prior to the occasion. TableFor1200More is organized as part of StorefrontMB’s mandate to raise awareness about the value of architecture, design, and urbanism to the broader community. http://www.tablefor1200more.ca/#tablefor1200more

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FRIDAy, JUNE 1, 2018. 6:00pm-9:00pm

We will transform the “POP-UP BOX” into a mini cocktail bar + lounge area for the public as they are out exploring the Exchange District for First Fridays. We will also take this opportunity to distribute our new Design Quarter maps to visitors! Featuring:

  • Cocktail by Cibo Waterfront Cafe
  • Lounge by HUT K
  • Food by Kyu Grill
  • + Live jazz by Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra musicians!

The objective of the POP-UP BOX is to showcase + promote our members through innovative pop-up opportunities within this unique, re-purposed vessel. June 1st will be the first of many fun pop-ups throughout the summer! More details on our homepage.

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FRIDAy, JUNE 1, 2018. 4:00pm-10:00pm

Alleyways Market is expanding with some fabulous programming in other Exchange alleyways! 

  • ALLEYWAYS MARKET: Maker/Farmers market in Elgin Ave. alleyway, curated by Lucky Girl Pop-up.
  • ALLEYWAYS ART LOUNGE: Live art + lounge in the ArtSpace drayway, organized by ArtSpace.
  • ALLEWAYS SWING DANCE: Join in swing dancing in the John Hirsch Pl. alleyway, led by Hepcat Studio.


FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018. 6:00pm-9:00pm

Resilience rebukes the historical erasure of Indigenous women's bodies and the exclusion of their art. Images by 50 First Nations, Inuit and Métis women artists embody the multitude of connections and contradictions that constitute contemporary Indigenous identities. In inner cities and on highways, sites from which too many women have disappeared, the presence of Indigenous women is made highly visible, individualized (beyond statistics), celebrated. This project is a physicalized reminder of buried histories and diverse contemporary perspectives.  Indigenous women artists present their ideas, their visions, themselves. Curated by Lee-Ann Martin, produced by MAWA. https://resilienceproject.ca/en/