Winnipeg International Soca Reggae Festival

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The Winnipeg International Soca Reggae Music Festival is a celebration of Soca, Reggae, Calypso Reggaeton, African Beats and revelry mixed together with Caribbean flavours. This multi-cultural event merges Caribbean and Canadian culture into a colourful celebration at the Cube in Old Market Square on July 13-15 2018.

Bike Week 2018 starts next week and here in the Exchange District we have lots going on! With over 100 historic buildings within a 30-block radius the Exchange is one of the most walkable areas in the city. We are filled with unique shops, inspired local restaurants, arts and culture, and it’s such a stunning walk through our area to take it all in. With new bike lanes currently under construction we are excited about the potential to make this area more walkable and bikeable than ever before! Here are some of the things we are doing to help support your active transportation to the Exchange District…. Bike Week Activities Bike Pit Stop Our Exchange District Bike Pit Stop will …

Brown Bag Bocce with Lindsay Somers

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Beginning Friday, June 15th, we will be hosting Brown Bag Bocce at Stephen Juba Park. Come out and play. Take a break in your day to spend time outside, sit in the park and have a picnic. What: Bocce ball + brown bag picnic lunch When: Fridays from noon-1pm, June 15 – July 6th Where: Stephen Juba Park Space is limited, reserve a spot for your group of 4-8 players for some bocce ball fun on your lunch break! Invite your team members, clients and other contacts you’d love to connect with over a friendly game of bocce! We’ll have picnic blankets for you to sit to eat your lunch on, chill out and relax on before and after your …

Chef XiaoFei graduated from the Professional Baking and Patisserie Program in 2013 and is now the owner of the Dancing Noodle on Pembina. He is the only chef in Winnipeg who offers traditional hand-pulled noodles.  Now he shares his art with students interested in taking his workshops at RRC’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute. He’ll show participants how to prepare and handle the dough and pull noodles. The day includes all supplies, The Dancing Noodle’s hand-pulled noodle soup and appetizers, a Red River College Apron, and your own fresh hand-pulled noodles. If you’d like to learn from Chef Instructor XiaoFei, visit RRC.ca/cook to sign up for the noodle pulling workshop. On March 19, Chef XiaoFei Zuo was a special guest on CTV Morning Live and impressed …

Noodle Pulling Workshop

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Chef XiaoFei graduated from the Professional Baking and Patisserie Program in 2013 and is now the owner of the Dancing Noodle on Pembina. He is the only chef in Winnipeg who offers traditional hand-pulled noodles. Now he shares his art with students interested in taking his workshops at RRC’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute. He’ll show participants how to prepare and handle the dough and pull noodles. The day includes all supplies, The Dancing Noodle’s hand-pulled noodle soup and appetizers, a Red River College Apron, and your own fresh hand-pulled noodles. To learn from Chef XiaoFei, visit RRC.ca/cook to sign up for the noodle pulling workshop. On March 19, Chef Instructor XiaoFei Zuo was a special guest on CTV Morning Live and …

Brown Bag Bocce with Lindsay Somers

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Hi. I’m Lindsay Somers. I’ve been working in the Exchange District since 2005. In the last 13 years, the Exchange District has been a constant creative influence on my life and career, silently supporting and shaping me to become the active living urbanist I am today.  I started my career working in the Silpit Building as an intern at Buffalo Gal Pictures. I learned the difference between Albert and Arthur St by walking around dropping off paperwork and contracts to the many other film partners in the neighbourhood. I spent countless hours with Guy Maddin in the dark Winnipeg Film Group studio shooting the famously iconic My Winnipeg. Storytelling through Guy Maddin’s lens was certainly never ever dull. It was …

After you’ve enjoyed the Alleyways Market, half farmers market & half curated pop-up shop, join us for an ancient culinary experience. Explore traditional recipes that are disappearing from menus in Rome, but being kept alive in homes. Chef Fabrizio Rosso will take us tasty culinary journey through Rome. The evening includes samples of 6 dishes and accompanying beverage. Menu: Polpette di bollito: Boiled and breaded beef meatballs served with handmade extra virgin olive oil mayo. Our nonnas used less fine cuts of meats to make stock or broth, then reused the meats in many different way – meatballs is one of them. Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe: Egg dough spaghetti with Romano cheese and black pepper. One of the most simple, …

ART TALK/ART WALK: CURATE THIS

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Dinner and an informal talk followed by a guided walk through Exchange Galleries & Studios Please reserve: wfpnewscafe@gmail.com or phone 204.421.0682 $20.00 237 McDermot (The Winnipeg Free Press News Café) It seems as if everyone is a curator these days: social media, music lists, coffee selections are all “curated.” But what do actual art curators do? We’ll be talking with Collin Zipp, director of Platform Centre and an artist-curator, and Jennifer Smith, an arts administrator and currently the Indigenous Curator In Residence at aceart, about their multiple roles in an increasingly complex and controversial art world.

First Fridays in the Exchange

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The extraordinary creativity in The Exchange will be at full tilt on June 1! Visit artists in their studios, experience Gallery openings, a Film Festival, Art Talks, Performance, Music, Photography, Drawing drop-ins, Local Contemporary Designer goods, Fine Craft and Retro Vintage shops, and, always, Art, Art, Art! After you enjoy the 5- 9pm events, stay for some of the many ‘After 9’ happenings and After Parties. Get all the details and the printable Map/Guide on the First Fridays website: https://www.firstfridayswinnipeg.org/

Opening reception: Friday June 1, Official reception 8pm-11pm. Open for First Fridays at 5pm. Runs: June 1 till July 7th, 2018 http://chasbanks.blogspot.ca/ Jamison Chās Banks is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates films, paintings, performances, and installations. His works often explore the history of war and territorial expansion, both literal and psychological. Banks appropriates and alters symbols employed in propaganda and popular culture and redeploys them in contexts that subvert their original meanings. He usually begins with an area of investigation that spawns a series of interrelated artworks in different media. For example, during his residency at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe in 2013 Banks created a film, screen prints, and a performance as part of the project …