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 an “anything goes” open mic. A mix of music, spoken word, comedy, magic, dance, storytelling, or anything else you can think up, you’ll see a range of performances from experienced artists trying out new things to people taking the stage for the first time.

A chill, coffee house version of CaRaVaN Open Mic & Open Stage takes place at Forth (171 McDermot Ave.) on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Sign up begins at 6:30pm, with performances getting underway at 7. Those signing up can perform up to two songs (musicians) or five minutes (all others).

Forth serves up delicious coffees, teas, hot food, baked goods, and adult beverages. The event is always free, but donations are appreciated and go a long way in helping CaRaVaN pay for new equipment, advertising, and of course our summer series at The CUBE, which will be returning in May 2019!

Visit CaRaVaN on Facebook for more information.

Wednesday, February 13:

Learning Final Cut Pro X Workshop @ Winnipeg Film Group Media Lab (304-100 Arthur Street)

7pm

Are you interested in learning the intricacies of Final Cut Pro X? Do you know how to use Final Cut Pro 7 but can’t seem to figured out FCPX? Well look no further as we are putting on a hands on, practical Final Cut Pro X Workshop that will teach you everything you need to know about the legendary editing program!

For more information on this course, please email milos@winnipegfilmgroup.com.

Thursday, February 14

Wrecker and housepanther Split Release Show @ Forth (171 McDermot)

This Valentine’s Day, housepanther and Wrecker release their collaborative effort titled homewrecker, a collection of songs and stories dedicated to the theme of infidelity. Joining them on this evening of song will be dear friends and prairie favourites Baseball Hero and Ciel.

Visit housepanther on Facebook for more information.  

Friday, February 15:

Live Music/Festival Shuttles @ The King’s Head Pub (120 King Street)

This weekend, catch local acts Ten@2 (Friday), The Urgez (Saturday), and The Dust Rhinos (Sunday) at the King’s Head, offering free shuttles to and from Festival du Voyageur!

Visit kingshead.ca for more information.

Saturday, February 16:

Skit or Die 12 @ Wee Johnny’s (177 McDermot Ave)

8pm

Comedy at Wee Johnny’s presents another instalment of its popular Skit or Die series featuring some of Winnipeg’s best sketch comedy troupes. This one is headlined by HUNKS and features Hot Thespian Action, Family Dinner, Not My Favourite Daughter, and West Hawk!

Visit facebook.com/comedyatweejohnnys/ for more information.

Have an event we should know about? Email friesen@exchangedistrict.org to let us know.