In the Exchange for February 18-23, 2019

Exchange District BIZ Blog

(Ben Williams, Charles Burnett and Alexa Potashnik at the 2018 Afro Prairie Film Fest. Image by Travis Ross.) Here in the Exchange, there’s always something going on! From dining, to shopping or grabbing a show, here’s what goes on your calendar this week. Afro Prairie Film Festival @ Winnipeg Cinematheque (100 Arthur Street) February 21-24 Black Space Winnipeg in partnership with the Winnipeg Film Group is proud to present the Second Annual 2019 Afro Prairie Film Festival in celebration of Black History Month, from February 21-24, 2019 at Winnipeg Cinematheque. The Afro Prairie Film Festival is the first Black film festival in the prairie region of Canada. This four day festival celebrates Black cinema across North America and promotes the …

On Patrol

Exchange District BIZ Blog

At this time of year, it’s important to celebrate the workers whose duties take them outside, and who put aside their own comfort and safety. For the members of the Exchange Patrol, they do this in order to potentially offset the risks for others. “When it’s cold, there’s not as much to do, but when there is something to do, it’s so important,” says Derek Manaigre, Operations Manager for the Exchange District BIZ. “If anyone falls or slips and bumps their head, it’s super emergent in about a minute or two.” The Exchange Patrol has been a core offering provided by the BIZ since 2010. Prior to then, there was a volunteer-run service, but the BIZ established its first full-time …

In the Exchange for February 11-17, 2019

Nicholas Friesen Blog

Here in the Exchange, there’s always something going on! From dining, to shopping or grabbing a show, here’s what goes on your calendar this week. Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet @ The Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main Street) February 13-16 @ 7:30pm, February 17 @ 2pm Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy is given a beautiful and thought-provoking telling in this masterpiece of dance and drama. The splendour of sixteenth-century Verona is recreated by the magnificent sets and costumes of Toer van Schayk in this full-length ballet that demands the most of a dancer’s personal capacity to create a role.​ Visit centennialconcerthall.com or rwb.org for ticket information. Monday, February 11: CaRaVaN Open Mic @ Forth (171 McDermot Ave) 7pm CaRaVaN is …

In the Exchange for February 4, 2019

Nicholas Friesen Blog

Here in the Exchange, there’s always something going on! From dining, to shopping or grabbing a show, here’s what goes on your calendar this week. Monday, February 4: Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ The Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main Street) 7:30pm The godfather of grunge, the one true paradox, and a real man of the woods, Neil Young returns to his adoptive hometown with the legendary Crazy Horse for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of noise, beauty, and nostalgia. Bring your earplugs (just because it’s at the Concert Hall doesn’t mean it isn’t going to rock). Tickets are $91-$272. Visit centennialconcerthall.com for more information. Justin Timberlake Afterparty @ The Palomino Club (436 Main Street) (Party begins after …