In the Exchange for April 1-7, 2019

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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. French Conversation Meetup @ Forth (171 McDermot Ave) April 3, 7-9pm The Alliance Française du Manitoba invites you to a relaxed French conversation meetup. Come have a drink and practice your French among francophones and francophiles in the heart of the Exchange District. All levels of French are welcome! Visit Alliance Française du Manitoba on Facebook for more information. First Fridays in the Exchange @ Various Venues April 5, 5pm-late Whether you’re on the hunt for the next great piece to display at home, are looking for a gallery space of your own, or just …

Shop the Exchange – Lennard Taylor

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A return to slow fashion Lennard Taylor’s versatility as a clothing designer and painter is a great thing for women’s clothing – and the environment. Instead of encouraging people to buy the next trendy item each season, his collection is based on creating a capsule wardrobe, with happily non-seasonal, transitional items you can wear over and over again. “A capsule wardrobe is something that I think all of society should be drifting toward – more like a uniform,” Taylor says. “I believe in garments for life… because you don’t need a lot of clothing, you need just a few good pieces that work together.” If you’ve ever seen Lennard Taylor waltzing around the Exchange District in his signature black bowler …

In the Exchange for March 25-31, 2019

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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. Boom X @ John Hirsch Mainstage (174 Market Ave) On now until April 13 Playing more than 100 characters, Rick Miller takes us from Woodstock in 1969 to 1995 when the internet was starting to dominate our lives. Showcasing cutting-edge projections and Rick’s virtuoso impressions of politicians, musicians and activists, BOOM X navigates the baby boom’s tangled legacy. Visit royalmtc.ca for more information. Woke Comedy Cabaret @ Wee Johnny’s (177 McDermot Ave) March 29 @ 9pm Woke Comedy Hour describes itself as “a comedy collective comprised of POC, Indigenous folks, brown peeps. We are queer …

We are currently seeking multiple Heritage Interpretive Tour Guides who will be responsible for the delivery of the Exchange District Walking Tour Program. In 2018, over 2,800 individuals participated in the program, and we expect a larger turnout for the 2019 season. We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated people to join our team for the spring and summer tour season! Please visit the links below for full job descriptions. Applications are due April 8, 2019. Heritage Interpretive Guide (Full Time Summer) Bilingual Heritage Interpretive Guide (Full Time Summer)  

Exchanging Words with Nick from Bodegoes

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Nick Van Seggelen is a passionate guy. Give him a few minutes and he’ll talk your ear off about photography, the Exchange District, and how proud he is of the recently opened Bodegoes location at 211 Bannatyne.  “The Exchange is home,” Van Seggelen says of deciding to keep the restaurant in the area after new landlords caused the closure of the 98 Albert Street location in 2017, the eatery’s home since 2001. A member of the Bodegoes leadership team since 2011, Van Seggelen has been instrumental in rebranding, running the Exchange location (there are two others at Shaw Park and Cityplace), and focusing on marketing and event management. “We like to call (2001) the wild west, when safety was a …

In the Exchange for March 18-24, 2019

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(Image courtesy of @mtcwinnipeg on Instagram) 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. Boom X @ John Hirsch Mainstage (174 Market Ave) March 20-April 13 Playing more than 100 characters, Rick Miller takes us from Woodstock in 1969 to 1995 when the internet was starting to dominate our lives. Showcasing cutting-edge projections and Rick’s virtuoso impressions of politicians, musicians and activists, BOOM X navigates the baby boom’s tangled legacy. Visit royalmtc.ca for more information. Guys & Dolls @ Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main Street) March 22-24 This classic musical about small-time gamblers taking the ultimate risk and betting on love is brought …

In the Exchange for March 11-17, 2019

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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. Women in Sport @ Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (145 Pacific Ave) On now until August Women in Sport features the women who wrote the history the Sports Hall of Fame at the Sport For Life Centre preserves and celebrates. From the early pioneers through to the explosion of female sport after the Second World War, to the revolutionary 1960s, to some of today’s most legendary Manitoban athletes, this exhibit showcases them all. Visit sportmanitoba.ca for more information. Mother Earth @ Mayberry Fine Art (212 McDermot Ave) On now until March 23 Working in oils …

In the Exchange for March 4-10, 2019

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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. Small Towns in Manitoba @ Warehouse Artworks On now until March 15 Mohan Tenuwara is a freelance artist and musician, who works by day as an architect. Born and raised in the coastal town of Galle in Southern Sri Lanka, he moved to Canada in 2005. His latest collection is Small Towns in Manitoba, a series of 15 works embracing the vast prairie sky and everything beneath it. Visit warehouseartworks.net for more information. McDonald at the Movies: Some Like It Hot @ Winnipeg Cinematheque (304-100 Arthur Street) Wednesday, March 6 7pm Once a month, comedian, …