Five Ways to Exchange – October 6, 2017

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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THE EVENT

First Fridays in the Exchange

Get immersed in art throughout the Exchange when galleries, artist studios, and shops stay open late for a free district-wide celebration of creativity and community. From Adelaide Street to Waterfront, you can check out spoken word performances, exclusive exhibits, openings, parties, artist talks, refreshments, and so much more, all kicking off at 5pm. Whether you’re looking to party or pick up your next favourite piece of art, come on out to First Fridays in the Exchange!  

Visit firstfridayswinnipeg.org for more information.

THE STAGE

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie @ Citizen

Rescheduled from a cancelled August date, 21-year-old New York rap sensation A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, brings his Pitchfork-approved rhymes to Citizen this Sunday, October 8. Touring in support of his recently released debut record, The Bigger Artist, A Boogie’s live show is reportedly insane (so good that Drake asked him to open three sold out shows at Madison Square Garden last year) so this one is a must see.    

Visit facebook.com/citizenwinnipeg/ for more information.

THE EATS

Bailey’s Restaurant and Lounge

It’s getting chilly outside, but it’s always warm at Bailey’s (185 Lombard Avenue). With a mix of 18th century British aristocracy portraits and HD flat screen TVs broadcasting the game, Bailey’s is a classic all-welcoming tavern, great to unwind or to get fancy.

Visit baileysprimedining.com for more information.

THE TOUR

Art Talk Art Walk: Art’s Past & Art’s Present       

What can art history tell us about art today? Join Alison Gillmor and Serena Keshavjee for dinner and a talk at the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe at 6pm, where they will be talking about Keshavjee’s work as an art historian, from Elmwood seances to Winnipeg’s modern architecture. Then, take a guided tour of the Exchange District’s art galleries and studios!  Tickets are $20.00 (plus tax) and need to be reserved. Email: wfpnewscafe@gmail.com or phone 204-697-7069.

Visit firstfridayswinnipeg.org for more information.

THE DISPLAY

FLASH Photographic Festival

Happening at various venues all over the Exchange and surrounding areas throughout October, the Flash Photographic Festival is your chance to immerse yourself in the world of photography. Whether you attend tonight’s Film vs Digital panel discussion (7pm @ Creative Manitoba, 245 McDermot Avenue) featuring Ian McCausland and Colin Corneau, or you check out exhibits happening at Miss Browns, Boutique Anya, Tara Davis Studio Boutique, or in our office at 492 Main Street, you are bound to have a very visual weekend.  

Visit flashfest.net for more information.