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‘Evil Dead’ Musical Opening in Winnipeg for First Time

Evil Dead: The Musical
Evil Dead: The Musical (APRIL PLETT PHOTOGRAPHY)

The theatrical production Evil Dead: The Musical is coming to Winnipeg for the first time beginning next week.

Based on the cult classic film series “Evil Dead,” the show was first performed in Toronto in 2003, instantly becoming a hit and moved on to become an off-Broadway success in New York, and other cities.

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One Direction to Play Investors Group Field in July

Pop boy band One Direction will headline a summer concert at Investors Group Field.

The London-based group, often referred to as simply 1D, will perform in Winnipeg on Friday, July 24 as part of their On the Road Again Tour 2015.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 1 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices are $59.50, $79.50 and $99.50.

– Staff

‘Republic of Doyle’ Cast Previews Sixth and Final Season

By Adriana Mingo (@akamingo27)

Republic of Doyle
Republic of Doyle (CBC)

WINNIPEG — Jake Doyle will put on his Bellstaff motorcycle jacket, hop into his GTO and drive off onto the streets of Newfoundland and Labrador for the last time as the sixth and final season of “Republic of Doyle” airs.

The season picks up after the shocking season five cliffhanger, which left the future uncertain for Jake (Allan Hawco) and Leslie (Krystin Pellerin).

“The idea was we wanted to present an ideal life for Jake and Leslie. We wanted the audience to feel like it was either in Leslie’s head, in an altered reality, or in some sort of afterlife,” said Hawco, while recently in Winnipeg.

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CP Holiday Train Chugging Through Winnipeg Dec. 3

CP Holiday Train
CP Holiday Train (CPR.CA)

The CP Holiday Train will once again be swinging through the city as the holiday season approaches.

The colourfully-lit locomotive and its mobile concert stage will be in Winnipeg on Wednesday, December 3 at Molson Street between Panet Road and Munroe Avenue. The train is set to arrive at 9 p.m with performers Odds and Roxanne Potvin.

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British Firm to Design Winnipeg’s Pop-Up River Restaurant

Raw: Almond
The winning design of Raw: Almond for 2015 by British design firm OS31. (HANDOUT)
Raw: Almond
Raw: Almond will be back in January at the point where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet at The Forks. (HANDOUT)

The Raw: Almond pop-up restaurant on the frozen Red River is returning for 2015 with an entirely new design.

British design firm OS31 has won a competition to create the new X-shaped tent on the surface of the Red this January at The Forks.

The unique pop-up was the creation of deer + almond’s Mandel Hitzer in 2013, who brought Joe Kalturnyk of RAW Gallery on board to design it the past two years.

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Winnipeg Folk Festival Shortens to Four-Day Event

Winnipeg Folk Festival
A woman takes in a musical performance on the opening night of the Winnipeg Folk Festival in 2014. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Folk Festival LogoMusic fans will get one less day to enjoy the Winnipeg Folk Festival next year.

Organizers are making the 2015 event a four-day affair instead of the usual five, but promise to deliver the same calibre of entertainment and festival experience as always.

“We know that time and money are tight for people because we’ve heard it directly from many members of our community including our audience and our volunteers,” said executive director Lynne Skromeda.

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Assiniboine Park Zoo Throwing Halloween Festivities

Winston - Assiniboine Park Zoo
Winston , the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s mascot, is ready for Halloween. (HANDOUT)

A weekend full of “spooktacular” festivities will get visitors to Assiniboine Park Zoo ready for Halloween.

On Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26, the zoo will present a Halloween Weekend Spooktacular, filled with special Halloween-themed events and activities.

Zoo visitors arriving in costume save 25% off regular zoo admission for all three days.

What’s happening:

Creepy Creatures Zoo Keeper Talks
10 a.m. — The Bat Cave (Kinsmen Discovery Centre)
12 p.m. — Wild Wolves (Journey to Churchill)
2 p.m. — Slithering Snakes (Toucan Ridge)

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Elliott Brood to Play Festival du Voyageur

Elliott Brood
Elliott Brood will perform at Voyageur Park as part of Festival du Voyageur on February 21, 2015. (HANDOUT)

Elliott Brood has been tapped as the first act to play Festival du Voyageur in early 2015.

The three-piece band from Toronto will perform in Winnipeg as part of their Western Canadian tour on February 21.

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Rapper T.I. in Winnipeg on November 11

T.I.Grammy Award-winning rapper T.I. will perform in Winnipeg on November 11 to promote his new album.

The multi-platinum recording artist will play the Burton Cummings Theatre in support of Paper Work. A surprise special guest to open the concert is being teased as “one of the best shows that Winnipeg has seen in years.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 24 at Ticketmaster starting at $49.50.

– Staff



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