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Fun Mountain Transforming for ‘Fear the Sliding Dead’

Fear the Sliding Dead

Fun Mountain waterpark will be transformed into a spooky setting for a nearly week-long Halloween event.

Fear the Sliding Dead is a live action role play zombie apocalypse guided tour taking over the Winnipeg area park from October 25-31.

“We wanted to create something truly terrifying,” said Jamie Hall, one of the organizers. “Tanya and Darius (Fun Mountain’s owners) are always on board for new ideas, so when we came up with Fear the Sliding Dead, they were immediately on board. We can’t wait to scare the life out of Winnipeg.”

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Selena Gomez to Play Winnipeg’s MTS Centre in May

Selena Gomez

Pop superstar Selena Gomez is bringing her “Revival Tour” to Winnipeg in the spring.

Gomez will play MTS Centre on May 20, 2016 in support of her new album, Revival, which comes out this Friday.

Tickets to the show go on sale Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices weren’t immediately released.

— Staff

New Children’s Exhibit Opening at CMHR

XOXO: An Exhibit About Love and ForgivenessA new exhibit aimed at children is opening at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

XOXO: An Exhibit About Love and Forgiveness” is a play-based exhibit using hands-on activities and interactive technology to help children understand, appreciate and express their emotions.

“When human rights concepts like fairness and respect are introduced at a young age, they can have a lasting impact,” said CMHR president and CEO John Young. “This wonderful exhibition will ignite sparks that generate discussion and learning through active play while sharing thoughts with families and caregivers.”

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National Geographic Exhibit Opening at Manitoba Museum

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National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers is on at the Manitoba Museum until April 24, 2016. (HANDOUT)

A new touring exhibit opens at the Manitoba Museum on Saturday, following National Geographic’s explorers as they venture into dangerous and remote parts of the world to discover new places.

“National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers” highlights the planet’s spectacular eco-zones, polar regions, oceans, rain forests, mountains and caves, and the African Savanna.

“Earth Explorers gives insight into what drives us to explore and why we are determined to learn more about the planet we live on in order to preserve it for future generations,” said Manitoba Museum executive director Claudette Leclerc.

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JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show Set for December 11

JP Hoe

The favourite time of year for JP Hoe fans is on December 11.

The Winnipeg Folk Festival has unveiled a series of concerts for the coming months, including the always popular JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show.

The concert will be at the Burton Cummings Theatre, continuing an annual winter tradition of the Winnipeg-based singer/songwriter.

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Plush Premium Lounge Opens at James Richardson Airport

WINNIPEG — A new lounge at James Richardson International Airport has opened to cater to the customer who expects a little more out of their travelling experience.


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Plaza Premium Lounge is now open at James Richardson International Airport. (PPL / HANDOUT)

The Plaza Premium Lounge has been operating on the departures level post-security since early September, but officially opened on Wednesday with a ceremonial lion dance.

The Hong Kong-based Plaza Premium Group has 12 of the lounges in airports across the country and 130 worldwide.

“In opening the Winnipeg lounge, Plaza Premium Group has connected our community with their global network of incredible lounges, introducing our customers to world-class travel experiences,” said Barry Rempel, president and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority.

Travellers pay a flat $40 fee to enter the lounge, or if you’re a certain level American Express cardholder, your entry fee is already covered.

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Open Mic Nights Find New Home at The Handsome Daughter

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Elessar Thiessen hosts Open Mic night, October 20 at The Handsome Daughter. (HANDOUT)

Open mic nights will soon return to the local music scene at The Handsome Daughter.

The free monthly evenings are presented by Manitoba Music and the Winnipeg Folk Festival on the third Tuesday of every month.

The new season kicks off October 20 with singer/songwriter Elessar Thiessen. The full-time producer is an emerging name on the local music scene, trading his studio time by day for musician duties by night. His full-length album, A Rainy Week in Paradise, is out now.

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Odysseo’s Winnipeg Run Extended Until October 25

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Cavalia’s Odysseo has been held over until October 25 due to high demand. (MATT TURNER / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg can’t get enough of Odysseo.

The Cavalia horse show theatrical experience is being held over until October 25 due to popular demand. Seven additional performances have been added under the White Big Top on Kenaston Boulevard.

The show originally opened September 10, which 14 more shows added before opening night.

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Culture Days Taking Over Winnipeg This Weekend

By Sarah Klein

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Culture Days celebrations are September 25-27 across Winnipeg. (DWAYNE LARSON PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — Outside of Folklorama, this weekend promises to be the most culture you may experience all year.

The sixth annual Culture Days takes place September 25-27, with Manitoba joining 29 other communities across Canada featuring 345 free activities.

“The aim of Culture Days is to promote the work of the artists and organizations who make Manitoba a more beautiful and exciting place to live”, said Culture Days Manitoba project manager Melissa Courcelles.

“Our goal is to make art and cultural celebrations accessible to Manitobans and to expose them to even more of the cultural projects taking place in every community across the province.”

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Flower Mural Goes Up in City’s West End

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A new mural in Winnipeg’s West End created by student artist Danielle Trudeau. (HANDOUT)

A new mural has popped up in Winnipeg’s West End, adding to the outdoor “Community in Bloom” gallery.

Student artist Danielle Trudeau has finished her third mural for the West End BIZ this summer, located at 606 Ellice Avenue.

“The mural adds a wonderful splash of colour and the beauty of nature to the streetscape on Ellice Avenue,” said West End BIZ executive director Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner.

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