Five Ways to Exchange – August 18, 2017

Nicholas Friesen Blog

meme at the cube

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

MEME (Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition)

Come together for the drum AND the bass this weekend at The Cube in Old Market Square for MEME, a music experience like no other. Kicking off today at 4:30 and running until midnight Sunday, you can catch electronic music innovators like The Orb, Esette, Mr C, and Joe Nice at The Cube, Citizen, 441 Main, and various other area venues. Ticket prices vary, while many events are free.    

Visit memefest.ca for more information. (MEME image courtesy of Facebook, taken by Leah Gair)

THE EATS

La Carnita

Mexican delight La Carnita chose to launch its first non-Toronto location here in the Exchange, and its blend of music, art, atmosphere, and delicious food & drink is a perfect fit for the area. Located at 456 Main Street (formerly Fox & Fiddle), La Carnita is the perfect spot to grab a taco, take in the sights, and get creative.

Visit lacarnita.com for more information.

THE SHOP

Toad Hall’s 40th Anniversary     

Winnipeg’s favourite classic toy store doesn’t buy into brands and fads, and that’s just one of the many reasons its legacy has endured for four decades. Come celebrate Saturday afternoon at 54 Arthur Street from 10-4 by experiencing bubble science, juggling with the Winnipeg Circus Club, eating cake, and of course, hanging with Mr. Toad himself.

Visit toadhalltoys.com for more information. 

THE TOUR

Setting the Stage

Wanna learn about Winnipeg’s theatrical history? Harry Houdini, Keanu Reeves and numerous brilliant local artists, have blessed Winnipeg with unique performances on the stages at Pantages Playhouse Theatre, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and more. Tour runs all day Saturday by the Exchange District BIZ!

Book your tour now!

THE DISPLAY

Randolph Parker: A Survey of Canadian Landscape @ Mayberry Fine Art   

Having spent his career surveying the Canadian landscape from Cape Breton to the BC Coast, painter Randolph Parker previews his latest collection of islands in Lake of the Woods with A Survey of Canadian Landscape, on now at Mayberry Fine Art (212 McDermot Avenue) until August 31.

Visit mayberryfineart.com for more information.