Exchanging Words with Rubia Darya

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Exchanging Words is an ongoing series of conversations with the people behind the places in the Exchange District. If you would like to be featured, please email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Exchanging Words” in the subject line. Rugs aren’t only for sitting on, just ask Amy Blanchard. The long time Winnipegger has spent years living in India with her family, in addition to time visiting Pakistan, where her husband, James, grew up. For the last three years, she has managed Rubia Darya (102-132 James Avenue) in the Exchange, a gallery and shop specializing in importing and selling 40-150 year old rugs, which are so beautiful they can easily hang alongside any painting, photograph or sculpture. “Friends had asked us for these rugs, …

Five Ways to Exchange – June 2, 2017

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. THE STAGE Women’s Open Mic Comedy at Wee Johnny’s/Ladies Night at Forth On the first Friday of every month, head over to Wee Johnny’s (177 McDermot) to check out Women’s Open Mic Comedy, hosted by the always incredible Dana Smith. If you’re a comedian, show up by 8pm to register, as this no cover show starts right at 8:30! Don’t forget to bring your donations of pads/tampons, which will go to women’s shelters. After you’ve spent Friday night in stitches, come dance them out …

Five Ways to Exchange – May 26, 2017

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. THE STAGE The Dirty Catfish Brass Band at Hepcat Studio Since 2009, Hepcat Studio has been teaching and promoting swing and blues dancing, and the chance to dance along to the Dirty Catfish Brass Band in an intimate space promises to be a whole new experience (and it’s Hepcat’s Rent Party, so it’s for a good cause)! On Friday, May 26, show up at 7:30 for beginner dance lesson, 8:30 for social dancing and 9 for music at 72 Princess Street (third floor). Tickets …

Five Ways to Exchange – May 19, 2017

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. The Stage The Bridges of Madison County – The Musical The latest adaptation of Robert James Waller’s novel features music from Tony award winning composer Jason Robert Brown, and hopefully a nod or two to Clint Eastwood’s most tender performance to date. Runs May 24 – 26 @ 7:30pm and May 27 @ 2pm at the RMTC Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre. http://www.drycoldproductions.ca/ David Lynch: The Art of Life This documentary about the meditative madman filmmaker behind Blue Velvet and Eraserhead is a great primer …