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, …

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

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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 …