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Artists Shine in the Night at Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

Artists Shine in the Night at Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

By Sarah Klein

Nuit Blanche WinnipegDowntown Winnipeg will be a buzz this fall as artists swarm from dusk ’til dawn at Nuit Blanche.

The one-night arts festival has revealed some of its attractions for Saturday, September 30, allowing you to plan where to be and when.

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Review: ‘Joe Job’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

Review: ‘Joe Job’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

Joe Job
Cory Wojcik and Ana Darrach-Gagnon in ‘Joe Job,’ on now at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. (ADAM KELLY PHOTO)

Use your best Stefon voice and say it with me: Immersive sets are the hottest thing right now. There’s an Off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd that takes place in a pie shop, and the Broadway production of Once had a functioning bar that was open to audience members before the show and during intermission (hint, hint, Royal MTC, for your production next year). So, when I heard that Winnipeg theatre vet Cory Wojcik was premiering an original play at Fools & Horses about working at a coffee shop, I was all for it.

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Review: ‘The Trump Card’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

Review: ‘The Trump Card’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

The Trump Card
The cast of ‘The Trump Card,’ from clockwise, Anjali Sandhu, Julie Lumsden, Elliot Lazar, and Connie Manfredi. (KRISTEN EINARSON PHOTO)

I believe in theatre, and art, as a form of escapism. When I go to the theatre, I want to be entertained. I want to check my troubles at the door and forget about my life for a little while. So why on earth would I choose to go to a show about Donald Trump?

District Theatre Collective. That’s why.

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Review: Theatre by the River’s ‘4.48 Psychosis’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

Review: Theatre by the River’s ‘4.48 Psychosis’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

Elizabeth Whitbread
Elizabeth Whitbread in ‘4.48 Psychosis,’ on now at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. (GIOVANNI NAVARRO PHOTO)

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is the best time of the year. For $20, anyone can get dinner and a show. Or two shows. Or just dinner, and hang around The Cube and catch the “free” (please donate to the performers) entertainment. No matter what you choose to see, please go. Enjoy and support local theatre.

To kick off my Fringe season, I saw Theatre by the River’s production of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis – potentially the show with one of, if not the, heaviest subject matters of the festival. At 10 p.m. Sounds like a good time to me.

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WWE LIVE Returning to Winnipeg

WWE LIVE Returning to Winnipeg

WWE Superstar, Seth Rollins. (HANDOUT/WWE)

The WWE is elbow dropping back into Winnipeg.

WWE RAW Superstars Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Cesaro and Sheamus, Alexa Bliss, Bayley, The Hardy Boys, Enzo and Big Cass, and Sasha Banks are coming to Bell MTS Place Sept. 30.

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Dolly Parton Program to Bring Free Books to Kids in Point Douglas

Dolly Parton Program to Bring Free Books to Kids in Point Douglas

Dolly Parton
(Dolly Parton image via DFree / Shutterstock)

Dolly Parton is bringing books to kids in Winnipeg’s Point Douglas neighbourhood.

The Dollywood Foundation of Canada announced Thursday a chapter of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program—which provides free books to children to encourage reading and language skills—has been set up to bring books to kids living in Point Douglas.

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Deadmau5 to Play Bell MTS Place

Deadmau5 to Play Bell MTS Place

Electronic music producer deadmau5 will play the Bell MTS Place Oct. 31. (DREW RESSLER/CREATIVE COMMONS)

After selling out shows across the US on the first leg of his ‘lots of shows in a row’ tour, deadmau5 is bringing the tour into Canada, including a stop in Winnipeg.

The electronic music producer will play the Bell MTS Place on his new and aptly named ‘lots of shows in a row: pt 2’ tour, Oct. 31.

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