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Wine Festival Brings Tastes of Chile to Winnipeg

Winnipeg Wine Festival
The 2015 Winnipeg Wine Festival is May 26 to June 2. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Wine FestivalTaking a trip to Chile simply for the wine is out of reach for most people (unless you’re a wine columnist), so this year’s Winnipeg Wine Festival is the closest experience you’re going to get.

The Wines of Chile is this year’s theme for the festival, which begins today and runs until May 2.

More than 500 wines from 135 wineries are featured at the public tastings this year — many of which are available for the first time in Manitoba.

“Wines of Chile is thrilled to be the theme country for this year’s Winnipeg Wine Festival,” said Alana Dickson, western Canada manager of Wines of Chile.

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WWE Summer Tour to Heat Up MTS Centre

WWE LiveSports entertainment is returning to Winnipeg this summer with a WWE house show.

WWE Live will lay the smack down on MTS Centre Saturday, July 4 featuring WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Ryback, Bray Wyatt, Bad News Barrett and others.

Tickets go on sale May 9 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices start at $15.

The lineup card is subject to change.

— Staff

Manitoba Songwriting Retreat to Guide Emerging Artists

Dondrea Erauw
Dondrea Erauw (HANDOUT)

Emerging Manitoba musicians will have the guidance of veterans in the business during a summer songwriting camp.

The Manitoba Music Summer Songwriter Retreat runs July 5-8 and will combine co-writing opportunities with creative and business mentorship, connecting industry heavy-hitters with up-and-coming Manitoba talent to strengthen their songwriting chops through collaboration.

The retreat will take place in a tranquil cabin setting in the Whiteshell. Mentors making the trip include Los Angeles-based songwriter Andy Stochansky, Anthem Entertainment/SRO Management’s Tyler Tasson, Instinct Entertainment’s Dondrea Erauw, and the general manager of SOCAN Los Angeles, Chad Richardson.

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Natural, Eco-Friendly Showcase Targeting Moms at The Forks

Naturally Mom & Me Showcase

A showcase happening at The Forks on Friday will give new and expectant mothers the opportunity to browse eco-friendly and natural products.

The Naturally Mom & Me Showcase is a full-day event featuring local manufacturers, such as Mama Pacha, Sew Dandee, Colibri Canada, Little Feather Designs, and other. In addition to Manitoba-made products, Generation Green will display several organic Canadian products, including First Food Organics and Earth Mama Angel Baby.

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Oh My Darling Playing Farewell Show May 24

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Oh My Darling (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg country foursome Oh My Darling is calling it quits, but not before playing one last time as part of a farewell show.

“After 8 years, we have collectively made the decision to move on from Oh My Darling. This band has been such a huge part of all of our lives and careers, and it is bittersweet to say goodbye,” a statement on the band’s website read.

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Comedian Tom Arnold Returning to Rumor’s

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Tom Arnold (HANDOUT)

Comedian Tom Arnold is making a return to Winnipeg’s Rumor’s Comedy Club later this spring.

Arnold, who has appeared in countless blockbusters, including “Austin Powers,” “True Lies,” and “Nine Months,” will play the club June 5-6.

Showtimes are 7:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Friday and 7:15 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 22 through the Rumor’s box office at (204) 488-4520.

WECC Hosting ‘Prairie Kitchen Party’ on May 30

Prairie Kitchen Party
The Prairie Kitchen Party hits the West End Cultural Centre on May 30. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Kitchen parties are usually a Festival du Voyageur thing, but the West End Cultural Centre will get its own taste next month.

The Prairie Kitchen Party on May 30 will feature three-time national fiddle champion Patti Kosturok and multi-instrumentalist Emma Cloney perform with Jeremy Rusu and special guest Dan Scramstead of The Deeds.

Tickets are available now for $15 in advance through the WECC, Ticketfly, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Music Trader, or for $20 at the door.

The Trews to Headline MTS ‘Super-Spike’ in July

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John Angus MacDonald of The Trews performs at the 2014 Juno Fan Fare in Winnipeg. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

MTS Super-Spike 2015WINNIPEG — Canadian rockers The Trews have been tapped to headline this summer’s MTS Super-Spike volleyball tournament.

The weekend-long event is July 17-18 at Maple Grove Rugby Park in south Winnipeg and will mark its 14th year.

Along with The Trews, MTS Super-Spike will feature a dozen live bands at the festival including Moses Mayes & the Family Funk Orchestra, The Treble, The New Meanies, The Revival, The F-Holes, Mise en Scene and others.

Besides fun in the sand with great live music, the event is also a fundraiser for the Winnipeg-based National Women’s Volleyball Team and has raised more than $800,000 to date.

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Folklorama Elects New President, Board of Directors

FolkloramaWINNIPEG — Folklorama has elected a new board of directors for the annual multicultural summer festival.

“It is my honour and privilege to have the opportunity to lead Folklorama’s board of directors,” said new Folklorama president Zaleena Salaam. “The passion that our board and members have for Folklorama’s mission has enabled our Festival to grow from a one-time event in 1970 to the largest and longest running multicultural festival of its kind in the world.”

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