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Butterfly Safari Weekend at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Butterfly Safari Weekend at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Painted Lady ButterflyA weekend dedicated entirely to the butterfly will have children aflutter at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

The Butterfly Safari Weekend is an opportunity for visitors to step into the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden and enjoy extra activities such as feeding butterflies or making themselves a butterfly ring to remember their experience.

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Cultural Celebration, Street Market at Chinatown Street Festival

Cultural Celebration, Street Market at Chinatown Street Festival

By Brian Schultz

WildFire dancers perform Saturday during the Chinatown Festival in downtown Winnipeg. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
WildFire dancers perform during the Chinatown Street Festival in 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Live music, cultural performances, authentic cuisine and dynamic street vendors. Just some of the things you can expect at this weekend’s 8th Annual Chinatown Street Festival.

The fun starts on Saturday, August 27 with a merchant market and other activities from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. A screening of “Kung Fu Panda 3” is scheduled for 9 p.m.

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A Farmers’ Feast to Rule Them All

A Farmers’ Feast to Rule Them All

Chef Ben Kramer
Chef Ben Kramer (HANDOUT)

Six local farmers and one chef will sit down for a dinner on Thursday, September 8 to engage the community through a culinary tour of Manitoba.

The Farmers’ Feast is an annual fundraiser for the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, where five gourmet courses will be served, all featuring Manitoba products.

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Dolly Parton Still Believes in Entertaining Her Fans by Continuing to Work More Than 9 to 5

Dolly Parton Still Believes in Entertaining Her Fans by Continuing to Work More Than 9 to 5

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton plays Winnipeg’s MTS Centre on September 12. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — She loves eating potato chips and enjoys a carb-filled meal every once in a while, but you would never believe that’s what 70-year-old country superstar Dolly Parton treasures as her guilty pleasure when you see her performing for her fans.

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Review: Rainbow Stage’s Shrek the Musical

Review: Rainbow Stage’s Shrek the Musical

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

Shrek The Musical
Shrek The Musical plays Rainbow Stage August 11-31. (RAINBOW STAGE / HANDOUT)

I’ve been going to Rainbow Stage since I was six years old. My first show was “Big — The Musical.” In the last few years, I’ve made a point of trying to catch their entire season. When I heard that they were going to perform Shrek, my first thought was: “That is a big show.”

I’d watched the pro-shot version of the Broadway show on Netflix, and it has got to be one of the largest shows of the last decade. Not only are there plethoras of costume changes, set pieces, cast members, and special effects, but there’s also knowing that you have to fill some of the theatre scene’s biggest shoes — Shrek was originally led by Brian D’Arcy James as the titular character and Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona.

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What to Expect at This Year’s Nuit Blanche

What to Expect at This Year’s Nuit Blanche

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CLOUD, by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (NUIT BLANCHE / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Three major art installations will make up a major part of this year’s Nuit Blanche event in Winnipeg.

The special project is part of Culture Days Manitoba, set for Saturday, October 1.

CLOUD, one of the centerpieces of the night, is an interactive sculpture created from 6,000 incandescent light bulbs by Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett. The Deep Dark, a series of illuminated portals also created by the creative duo, is another installation visitors can look forward to.

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