It has been a cool few days, but hardly cool enough to stop the fun from carrying on. And speaking of fun, there are a few things on the horizon, which we think you’ll find super-interesting like the upcoming Wall-to-Wall, ManyFest, and Farmers’ Feast. For a few more ideas of things you can do in the province, check out the Travel Manitoba website for a full listing of events.
Kent Monkman Shame & Prejudice: A Story of Resilience
September 27 to February 9
Shame & Prejudice was created as a response to Canada 150 celebrations. Monkman’s gender fluid, time travelling alter-ego guides visitors through Canada’s history. Monkman reinterprets landscapes, explores colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience: the complexities of historic and contemporary Indigenous experience.
D-Day ’44: Canada in Normandy on now
on now until December 13
Royal Canadian Artillery Museum, CFB Shilo
The RCA Museum opened a new temporary exhibit entitled D-Day ’44: Canada in Normandy on 6 June, 2019. A large number of WW2 artefacts, including an M7 Priest 105mm howitzer, are on display, including artefacts connected to a number of notable Canadian soldiers.
Get rocked at Centennial
September 3 to 8
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
The Oscar-winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody is making its debut on the Centennial Concert Hall stage in the adaptation, We Will Rock You. The heartfelt story follows societal outcasts Galileo and Scaramouche in their quest to save rock ‘n’ roll and plays for only six nights.
Celebrate mural culture
on now until September 30
various venues, Winnipeg
Wall-to-Wall takes to the streets of Winnipeg for a creative experience that celebrates mural culture on the lands of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation and Treaty 1 Territory. Join the celebration as it culminates with Nuit Blanche and brings together diverse communities around art, music, dance, and more.
Come hungry to a farmers’ feast
St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, St. Norbert
Sip on beer while watching the migration
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall
Celebrate the fall migration at Oak Hammock with a unique event. Birds and beer combines the pastimes of sipping on locally brewed beers and savouring delicious local food, while watching the nightly return of the migrating waterfowl.
Have some firsts this Friday
Exchange District, Winnipeg
It’s Friday and the streets of the Exchange District are buzzing for another First Fridays. Step out of the office and into the Exchange District. Immerse yourself in the ultimate cultural experience on a walk through Winnipeg’s original downtown.
Hit the festival of many
September 6 to 8
ManyFest, Downtown Winnipeg’s largest street festival draws the crowds to Broadway Avenue. Be part of the celebration and experience some of Winnipeg’s best food trucks in the Food Truck Wars, or quench your thirst at the wine and beer garden. Kids can enjoy a movie in the park and an engaging Kids Zone. There will be free entertainment all weekend from amazing talents.
Riding Mountain Pride
September 6 to 8
Riding Mountain National Park, Wasagaming
Riding Mountain National Park and Clear Lake Country are celebrating Pride September 14 to 16. Dance to the music of DJ Mamacutsworth during a family dance party; play a round or two at Queer Bingo; and celebrate at the Pride After Party. For a full schedule, visit Riding Mountain’s event page.
Head to the snake pits for a workshop
Narcisse Wildlife Management Area, Narcisse
Oak Hammock Marsh is conducting an offsite workshop at the Narcisse Snake Dens with expert and snake enthusiast Cathy Wasserman. Discover a few new things about these fascinating creatures and their world-famous natural habitat. Pre-registration is required for this event.