Five Ways to Exchange – September 15, 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 EVENT

Wall-to-Wall: Hotel Room at Forth

Okay, here we go. Ming Hon, one of Winnipeg’s most daring and innovative performance artists, is turning the entire lower level of Forth (171 McDermot Avenue) into a functioning hotel (with a few surprises) as part of her new work in progress, Only the Dead Wear Shoes to Bed. Hon brings all the elements she’s known for (dance, video, performance) and a few friends (DJs Super Shonek and Louie Lovebird) to the party, taking place tonight for only $10 at the door.  

Visit forth.ca for more information.

THE STAGE

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Gala at the Centennial Concert Hall

This Saturday night, the WSO kicks off its 70th anniversary in style with legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman performing pieces by Tchaikovsky and Beethoven alongside the Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alexander Mickelthwate. While tickets start at $75, there are also VIP packages available, which include premium seating, a reception and an intimate dinner with Perlman on the Piano Nobile.     

Visit wso.ca for more information.

THE EATS

Bronuts

While it’s been strangely hot this week it’s officially starting to cool off, which just means that fall flavours are happening at Bronuts! Whether you pick up this week’s special Nutella Dip or the Autumn (a decadent pumpkin cheesecake delight that will make you forget all about Grandma’s Thanksgiving pumpkin pie), your coffee will be complemented fully at Bronuts (3-100 King Street).

Visit bronuts.ca for more information.

THE SHOP

Toad Hall’s Annual Sidewalk Sale     

This Saturday, Toad Hall (54 Arthur Street) gives you the chance to experience a little magic at a lower price with its annual sidewalk sale! The only hiccup? A lack of sidewalk due to construction and a likely chance of showers. So make sure you head inside for classic games, gifts, books, and more from Mr. Toad and friends.

Visit toadhalltoys.com for more information.

THE DISPLAY

Faces in Different Places at cre8ery

With a master’s degree focusing on craniofacial growth and anatomy, Kris Row brings a unique point of view to his Faces in Different Places series, on now until September 19 at cre8ery (125 Adelaide Street). Showcasing Row’s warped sense of humour, his pieces don’t include “cute little baby ducks and snuggly little cats that can be hung three feet above the bathroom toilet” (his words), but the work does offer a layered sense of comical chaos and cacophony that has to be seen to be believed.  

Visit cre8ery.com for more information.