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 work of established and emerging Black filmmakers from right here in Manitoba. Participants can look forward to a weekend filled with programming that explores Black narratives in filmmaking throughout more than 20 films.

Visit blackspacewpg.ca/afro-prairie-film-festival/ or winnipegfilmgroup.com/product/afro-prairie-film-festival-single-tickets/ for more information.

Home Free @ The Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main Street)

Tuesday, February 19

7pm

All-vocal country entertainers Home Free are launching into 2019 with the final leg of the Timeless World Tour. Since the group’s latest studio record Timeless – #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart – premiered in the fall of 2017, the acclaimed quintet will tally over 140 dates total across the entire trek spanning more than 14 countries.

Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 250-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 350,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013.  The five-man band has become known for its show-stopping performances that mixes signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with quick-witted humor.

For centennialconcerthall.com for tickets and more information.

Open Mic Comedy hosted by Spencer Adamus @ Wee Johnny’s (177 McDermot Ave)

Wednesday, February 20

8pm

Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job (2017), Spencer Adamus, hosts open mic comedy.

Visit facebook.com/comedyatweejohnnys/ for more information.

A Doll’s House Part 2 @ John Hirsch Mainstage (174 Market Ave)

On until March 16

7:30pm

The door slam heard around the world still echoes when a liberated Nora returns after 15 years. In his daring sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, Lucas Hnath takes a modern approach to continue a shocking conversation. Faced with trouble, Nora is forced to ask for her ex-husband’s help, but it becomes clear that her salvation must come at his expense. As the threat of disgrace looms once again, they must each decide what they’re willing to sacrifice for the other.

May be enjoyed as a sequel to A Doll’s House or as a stand-alone drama.

Visit royalmtc.ca for more information.

Sol James & The Good @ The King’s Head Pub (174 Market Ave)

Friday, February 22

10pm

Winnipeg-based Sol James is a force to be reckoned with, and has a voice to match. A unique take on roots/blues with a soulful flair, her music is joyful and honest, leaving audiences smiling, dancing, and celebrating the great stuff of life. Sol’s stage presence calls out to even the meekest of souls, breaking down walls and bringing the light in. She does this with a dependable dose of hilarity; you can hear a Sol James audience laughing a mile away.

Visit kingshead.ca or soljames.com for more information.

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