Five Ways to Exchange – September 1, 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 STAGE

The Signal – Final Episode Listening Party @ Forth

This Saturday, listeners say goodbye to Laurie Brown’s iconic CBC radio show after a decade of introducing listeners to incredible new Canadian musicians. Celebrate the show’s legacy by heading to the Forth patio, where you can listen to the show with friends and strangers, coming together for the first (and last) time to enjoy some new sounds and drink specials. Don’t forget to bring your travel-sized tissue packet, as there won’t be a dry eye on the patio.    

Visit forth.ca for more information.

THE EATS

Le Burger Week @ Various Restaurants

Kicking off this Friday, Le Burger Week has grown across the country these last few years, offering restaurants the chance to create delicious new burger offerings while offering patrons the chance to try ‘em out! In the Exchange, you can visit Miss Browns, Vicky’s Diner, King + Bannatyne, Shawarma Khan, Clementine Cafe, Chosabi, Cibo Waterfront Cafe, Peasant Cookery, The Saddlery on Market, PEG Beer Co., and Carnaval Brazilian BBQ to try some new takes on the ol’ bun ‘n patty.

Visit a leburgerweek.com for more information.

THE SHOP

Tiny Feast      

In the spirit of First Fridays, get creative at Tiny Feast with art supplies OR grab yourself your new favourite print from a local artist! More than just a gift and stationary store, Tiny Feast represents design, community, and innovation. That, and they’ve got a card for (literally) any occasion. Just a reminder that the shop at 217 McDermot is closed Sunday and Monday for the long weekend, so make sure to pop in early! 

Visit tinyfeast.com for more information.

THE TOUR

First Fridays Art Talk/Art Walk – “Art as Healing”

Tonight’s talk, taking place at 6pm, features a conversation between expressive painter Shelley Vanderbyl and artist Elise Dawson on the topics of art as care, comfort, and unexpected beauty. Discover how art can make you better, happier, and more whole, and reserve your spot (which includes a meal at the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe and a guided tour) now, as seating is limited.

Visit firstfridayswinnipeg.org to book your spot now. 

THE DISPLAY

First Fridays in the Exchange  

Get immersed in art throughout the Exchange when galleries, artist studios, and shops stay open late for a district-wide celebration of creativity and community. From Adelaide Street to William Avenue, you can check out spoken word performances, exclusive exhibits, openings, parties, living mannequins, 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.