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Lindsey White & Claire Bestland (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Jul 29 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Groovy Folk Rock | Singer/Songwriter

Called “groovy folk-rock” and showcased on stages all over Canada, the music of Lindsey White uses many instruments and one strong voice to craft performances with unmistakable passion and emotional depth. The new, fan-funded Renegade album was produced by Mitch Dorge, (Crash Test Dummies) mastered by João Carvalho (The Tragically Hip, Sarah Slean) released in 2015 with a companion book (of poetry, prose and other writings) and expands the “groovy folk-rock” label to experiment with indefinable genres. Whether intimately on her own or filling the stage with her band, her live presence offers a playground of energetic musicianship and thoughtfully crafted lyrics. She throws similar passion into songwriting and other workshops through inspiration-based music sessions with creative youth. This work landed her a nomination for a Winnipeg Arts Council “Making a Mark” award and a designation as one of the CBC Manitoba Future 40.

Claire Bestland is both a guitar slinger and a truthful storyteller. Picture a young Margaret Atwood with a wild yet precise guitar, channeling the energy of Jimi, Prince or Lindsey Buckingham. Her debut album, La Moreneta, has been described as blues influenced storytelling, was released in stores on October 10, 2015 and reached number 4 on the CKUW (College Radio) charts. Claire has also been commissioned to provide the soundtracks for two upcoming documentary films. You can stream the album, listen to her cinematic compositions, or check out videos online.

Mike Swickis and Friends (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Jul 30 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Harry Potter Party (Midnight Release)

Saturday Jul 30 2016 9:00 pm - Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg

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In celebration of Harry Potter's birthday, J.K. Rowling's birthday, and the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, McNally Robinson Booksellers and Prairie Ink Restaurant are proud to present a Harry Potter Party in Assiniboine Park on July 30th, 2016.

This event is free and open to the public.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the saga, featuring an adult Harry Potter grappling with the past and his youngest son, Albus, who is struggling with the weight of his family's legacy. It is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, and will debut on July 31st, 2016, in London's Palace Theatre. The script was written by Jack Thorne, with contributions from J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany, and will be released in book form to coincide with the play's debut.

Incidentally, July 31st is both Harry Potter and author J.K. Rowling's birthday.

To celebrate all of this, McNally Robinson and Prairie Ink Restaurant are hosting a Harry Potter themed party in Assiniboine Park. The bash will begin at 9:00 PM on July 30th and run until midnight, which is when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be officially released.

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Preschool Storytime

Wednesday Aug 03 2016 10:00 am - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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For kids aged 3-5. Drop in and join our storyteller Liza for stories, rhymes, and fun.

Monica Nawrocki -- Book Launch

Wednesday Aug 03 2016 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

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Winnipeg launch of Full Moon Lagoon.

Best friends, Maddy and Cat spend their summers looking for action on magical Cortes Island, but they get more than they bargained for when they go lagoon-diving at midnight with Cat’s twin brother, “Draggin”. The three twelve year-olds emerge from the current to find themselves in a whole new world; familiar, yet unknown, and increasingly dangerous. Their simple quest to return home turns into the adventure of a lifetime.

Monica Nawrocki lives on Cortes Island, where Full Moon Lagoon takes place. She is a substitute teacher, but the fun kind. She is also the author of Thanks for Chucking That at the Wall Instead of Me: Working with At-Risk Children and Youth, a memoir about teaching at the Regional Support Centre in Selkirk, Manitoba. Like many coast-dwellers, Monica remains a ‘Pegger at heart. Visit her online.

The Writers' Collective of Manitoba -- Awards Gala

Friday Aug 05 2016 6:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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The winners of the Winnipeg Free Press/Writers’ Collective Spring Short Fiction and Marie Barton Postcard Fiction Contests will be reading their work this evening at a special awards gala.

Categories include Adult, Senior Student and Junior Student fiction as well as postcard stories.

We invite all to attend!

Casimir Gruwel (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Aug 05 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Folks Roots

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Casimir Gruwel may be releasing his debut solo material, but he's a familiar face -- and voice -- on the Canadian music scene.

The 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist racked up Juno and Western Canadian Music Award nominations for his work with Winnipeg rock/jazz/funk collective Burnt Project 1, and continues to perform as a backup singer and saxophonist for some of the city's leading acts.

With a solo album slated for 2016, Gruwel is giving listeners a taste of his new sound with the haunting single "Rocks," a soul-inflected folk/roots barnburner that hints at the breadth of the artist's range of influences. Combining inspiration from classic Motown catalogue with more challenging contemporary groups like the Mars Volta or Dillinger Escape Plan, Gruwel's unorthodox take on the roots genre has to be experienced to be believed.

Nightfall (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Aug 06 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Preschool Storytime

Wednesday Aug 10 2016 10:00 am - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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For kids aged 3-5. Drop in and join our storyteller Liza for stories, rhymes, and fun.

ChiSeries Winnipeg

Wednesday Aug 10 2016 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Featuring readings from Chadwick Ginther, David Perlmutter, and Corey Redekop. Hosted by SM Beiko.

The Chiaroscuro Reading Series is an award-winning Canadian speculative fiction series taking place in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. Learn more online.

Originally from Morden, Manitoba, Chadwick Ginther is the winner of The Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, the winner of The Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction and thrice nominated for the Prix Aurora Awards for Thunder Road, Tombstone Blues, and Too Far Gone. His short stories have appeared in many speculative fiction publications, and he co-hosts the Winnipeg arm of the Chiaroscuro Reading Series. A bookseller for over a decade, Chadwick Ginther lives and writes in Winnipeg.

David Perlmutter is a freelance writer based in Winnipeg. The holder of an MA degree from the Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg, and a lifelong animation fan, he has published short fiction in a variety of genres for various magazines and anthologies, as well as essays on his favorite topics for similar publishers. He is the author of America Toons In: A History of Television Animation, The Singular Adventures Of Jefferson Ball, The Pups, Certain Private Conversations and Other Stories, Orthicon; or, the History of a Bad Idea and Nothing About Us Without Us: The Adventures of the Cartoon Republican Army.

Corey Redekop has thus far released two novels: Shelf Monkey (winner, Best Popular Fiction Novel, 2008 Independent Book Publisher Awards) and Husk (shortlist, Best Novel, 2013 ReLit Award). His short fiction may be found in recent Canadian anthologies such as Licence Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond, The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir, and the upcoming Those Who Make Us: Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories. He is currently working on a third novel.

Canada One Travel -- Travel Presentation

Wednesday Aug 10 2016 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Community Classroom, Winnipeg

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Canada One Travel invites you to a presentation on an escorted trip to New York City - The Magic of Christmas!

A trip to New York City is always exciting and here is a chance to experience New York at its finest, when it’s all dressed up for the holiday season, December 2-6, 2016. Some of the inclusions in the package are dining at The View revolving restaurant with a spectacular view of the city, attending the Radio City Spectacular Christmas show featuring the Rockettes – including lunch and a 48 hour pass to explore the city by double decker bus tour, just to name a few.

The tour includes the opportunity to see the stunning Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, visit Holiday Markets and, of course, the shopping. There is so much to see and do during this fabulous time of year in the Big Apple.

Please join us this evening to learn more about this trip.

Space at this presentation is limited. RSVP to Evelyn Sinclair at esinclair@canada-one.com or 204-988-1850.

Conga Jim (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Aug 12 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Conga Jim is comprised of three multi-instrumentalists and vocalists who have a combined 60+ years experience in performing. Their repertoire ranges from classical music and cowboy tunes to bebop, jazz and blues, and most everything in between.

Free Korean Movie Screening

Saturday Aug 13 2016 6:00 pm - Grant Park in the Community Classroom, Winnipeg

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Showing Welcome to Dongmakgol (Battle Ground 625) subtitled in English.

The story is set in Korea during the Korean War in 1950. Soldiers from both the North and South, as well as an American pilot, find themselves in a secluded village, its residents largely unaware of the outside world, including the war. Starring Jung Jae-young, Shin Ha-kyun, Kang Hye-jung, and Im Ha-ryong, and directed by Park Kwang-hyun, this film was South Korea’s official entry for the 2005 Academy Awards.

This free screening presented by The Korea Times and The Diversity Times in association with the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto, the Korea Foundation, Kai Sushi, and Focus Hyundai. Doors open at 5:50 pm - all are welcome! For inquiries, contact The Korea Times at 204-663-5051 or via e-mail at thediversitytimes@gmail.com. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

Mike Swickis (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Aug 13 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Matthew Tetreault -- Book Launch

Tuesday Aug 16 2016 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

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Winnipeg launch of What Happened on the Bloodvein (Pemmican Publications).

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