Five Ways to Exchange – September 22, 2017

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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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 DISPLAY

Waterfront by Yael Brotman @ Martha Street Studio

On now until October 21 at Martha Street Studio (11 Martha Street), Winnipeg-born Toronto artist Yael Brotman’s print construction pieces featured in Waterfront are intricate, interesting, and imaginative. Mixing “unpredictability with a playful sense of humour and optimism,” Brotman’s work (which has exhibited internationally at museums, artist-run centres, and university galleries) definitely makes you want to be creative.  

Visit printmakers.mb.ca for more information.

THE EVENT

Iron Ride @ Old Market Square

Pan Am Place, the Exchange District’s haven for at-risk men aged 18-29, is launching an event unlike any before it in Winnipeg. From noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday, you can put your body to the test at the 24-hour stationary bike competition and fundraiser known as Iron Ride, a fundraiser to “set the pace for Pan Am Place”. Whether you’re attending solo, as part of a team, to compete for longest distance cycled, or you’re simply there to cheer people on and donate, the Iron Ride promises to be a full 24-hours to remember.  

Visit panamplace.com/iron-ride for more information.

THE STAGE

Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA

Featuring the original musicians who defined the ABBA sound alongside exceptional vocalists and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Arrival from Sweden is as close as you’ll ever get to hearing “Waterloo” and “Dancing Queen” live on stage, and it’s looking to be an incredible show. Need more convincing to take a chance on them? This act has sold out 35 American tours, and performed with over 60 orchestras across 56 nations. Tickets start at $25 for tonight, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon’s performances.

Visit wso.ca for more information.

THE DRINK

Firefighters Burn Fund Calendar Release Party @ The Palomino Club

Tired of 2017 and ready to get things started for next year? Help scratch that 2018 itch with the Firefighters Burn Fund Calendar Release Party at the world famous Palomino Club. If you’re someone who wants to meet your heros, the calendar is available for sale ($20) to be signed by this year’s featured firefighters. It’s a good time for a great cause at the Pal, and doors open at 8pm tonight with a $5 cover charge.

Visit palominoclub.ca for more information.

THE LOOK

Fall Line Launch @ Friday Knights     

A few months back, urban clothing line Friday Knights found a permanent home at 223 McDermot Avenue, and this Saturday it’s launching its latest collaborative streetwear collection with another Exchange staple, Tough Duck. To celebrate, The Travelling Sign Painters will be in store for a live painting experience, and to release an exclusive collaborative print (available Saturday only).

Visit fridayknights.ca for more information.