In the Exchange for March 11-17, 2019

Exchange District BIZ 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. 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, …

In the Exchange for February 25-March 1, 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. 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 …

The 34th Annual Preservation Award Ceremony

Sabrina Janke Blog

Since 1985, Heritage Winnipeg has been recognizing exemplary efforts in the field of heritage preservation. Their first year of awards, iconic buildings such as Dalnavert, the Bank of Hamilton (395 Main Street) and Bank of Montreal on Portage and Main would receive awards for their architectural conservation. Awards come in a variety of categories, including multiple forms of conservation (industrial, commercial, and residential), a distinguished service award, the Special Presidents Award, and a Youth Achievement Award.  The 34th Annual Preservation Award Ceremony took place this past Monday, on February 18th, in the recently renovated St. Vital Library. A crowd of roughly 70 people had gathered together to watch the presentation of seven well-earned awards. We are thrilled that four of …

For the women of nomadic tribes in West and Central Asia, weaving rugs together was a family affair, and a skill passed on from generation to generation. Inspired by their creativity and collaboration, Amy Blanchard, her husband James, and her brother-in-law, Bob Krul, teamed up to import these tribal rugs of days gone by and share them with the Winnipeg market. The result? Their stunning Exchange District shop and gallery, Rubia Darya. The 132 James Avenue space displays a myriad of these handwoven, tribal rugs for purchase as distinguished home décor. “It’s something that was kind of a hobby of ours, but we felt that we’d like to share that with Winnipeggers – the history and the art of these …

In the Exchange for February 18-23, 2019

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(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 …

In the Exchange for January 28, 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. Old Market Square Skating Rink Now open! The Exchange District BIZ is pleased to announce that its popular skating rink is back for another year in Old Market Square – bigger, better, and sleeker than ever, with the help of the City of Winnipeg! Throughout the season, winter athletics enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to share this free, one of a kind rink for quick curling games over lunch, Friday afternoon ball hockey tournaments, skating, and more. Surrounded by gorgeous heritage buildings and the iconic CUBE, it’s a great way to add a …