In the Exchange for February 25-March 1, 2019

Exchange District BIZ Updates

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.

Made in Italy @ The Tom Hendry Warehouse (140 Rupert Avenue)

Tuesday, February 27-Saturday, March 16

It’s the 1970s and Francesco is the only kid in his Jasper school with a three-piece suit and a lunchbox full of cured meats and aged cheeses. Torn between his father’s deep Italian roots and the desire to adapt to his new country, Francesco Mantini fights his way to a new identity, with John Travolta as his model. Will the family bond survive Francesco’s rise to fame as Frank Martin? In this funny and charming one-man play, the journey from Abruzzo to Alberta is rife with twists and turns. The Edmonton Journal says “it’s Rocky meets Saturday Night Fever”, so either way there’s bound to be some fancy footwork. Playing weeknights at 7:30 and Saturdays at 4 and 8:30pm.  

Visit royalmtc.ca for a full list of shows and ticket information.

End Hate: A Cabaret Fundraiser for Change @ Wee Johnny’s (177 McDermot Ave)

Wednesday, February 28

7pm

Meraki Theatre Productions is hosting its second annual cabaret fundraiser to cover theatre costs for its upcoming play The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later. This production will be the Manitoba premiere performed during Winnipeg Pride 2019. Meraki is donating 25% of ticket proceeds to the brand new Get Real Manitoba youth program for LGBTQ+ youth and allies. Tickets are $10 and performers include Maggie Collins, Featherfall, Kira Gregory, Rebekah Hatherly, Elissa Black Wolf Kixen, Mackenzie Kolton, Rachelle Landry, Kimmy Martin, Hera Nalam, Ady & V and The Patriarchy, Christopher Schollenberg and Victoria Turko.

Visit merakitheatre.com for more information.

First Fridays in the Exchange @ various venues

Friday, March 1

5pm-late

It’s that time of the month, when galleries and shops open their doors late for all to enjoy, with beverages and new works, all free and all for you. Additionally, this month’s Art Talk/Art Walk at the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe is in conversation with Carol Phillips, Executive Director of the Winnipeg Arts Council, about what art brings to cities. Access to culture can expand our sense of place and history. It can foster awareness, build social engagement and enhance the economy. Hear about what makes a creative city, and why Winnipeg has become home to so many fearless and original art makers.

Visit firstfridayswinnipeg.org for more information.

Design Quarter Winnipeg’s Lights @ Old Market Square

Friday, March 1

5pm

Join the festivities at the Old Market Square rink again this First Friday under the dreamy lights! There will be items to warm you up in the pop up box shipping container, and of course, back by popular demand, a communal bonfire (thanks to The Forks and Festival du Voyageur)! It’s always lovely to bring the community together in our public spaces during this dark and chilly season to #ActivateWinter. Keep it up, Winnipeg!

Visit designquarterwinnipeg.ca for more information.

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