Five Ways to Exchange – August 25, 2017

Nicholas Friesen Blog

Poolside

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 SCREEN

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World @ Winnipeg Cinematheque

This weekend, Cinematheque offers a profound documentary experience with Rumble, a film by Catherine Bainbridge (Reel Injun) and Alfonso Maiorana (Mohawk Girls). Showcasing an undocumented chapter in American music and featuring the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Link Wray and more, Rumble will show you a piece of history you were always aware of, but never really knew about until now. Playing Saturday August 19 @ 9pm and Sunday, August 20 @ 3pm.    

Visit winnipegfilmgroup.com/cinematheque for more information. 

THE DRINK

Albert Street Cocktail Company

Winnipeg’s first cocktail bar boasts a series of cinematically categorized refreshments, from the “bright and refreshing” romantic comedies (try the smoky, bright and acidic Frenemy or the rough Hot Springs Remedy) to “booze forward” westerns (the smooth Prosperina also has a kick). It’s a great, cozy space that time seems to have forgotten (or not even discovered yet) and it’s located at 91 Albert Street.

Visit cocktailcompany.ca for more information.

THE SHOP

Antiques and Funk     

For 20 years, the gang at Antiques and Funk have been seeking out and curating the best collectibles and home decor items to fit your unique taste. Come find your next favourite chair, neon beer sign, old-timey bicycle or work of art at 474 Main Street!

Visit antiquesandfunk.com for more information.

THE TOUR

The EXchange Marks the Spot Family Tour

This Saturday at 11am, you’ve got a chance to join your child on a journey through the historic Exchange with a special tour geared towards them! With a fun activity book and plenty of exercise, this brand new tour (a partnership with the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation) is a great way to enjoy the Exchange.

We recommend you book in advance, as the tour books up fast. The cost is $10 per child and is free for parents/chaperones. This will be the last family tour of the season so book now to avoid disappointment.

Book your tour now!

THE DISPLAY

Pool @ Poolside Gallery  

Until August 30, renowned sculptural projection artist Dinka Pignon is the Video Pool Artist in Residence. Between developing her new work, Game Over, and exhibiting her Pool piece until September 8 at the Poolside Gallery, you have two chances to experience this unique voice with over 30 years of international experience.

Visit videopool.org for more information.