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Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival
Plays from local, national and international theatre companies, various venues, to Sunday; Frequent Fringer passes (10 plays) $69 and Buddy Passes (14 plays) $95 at 942-6537.

Strut and Jive the Night Away
Celebrations Dinner Theatre, Canad Inn Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina, to Aug. 1; $39.95, Seniors Wednesdays and Student Thursdays only $37.95 and children $25.95 at 982-8282.

Sesame Street Live:  Elmo’s Green Thumb
Explore Big Bird’s garden and learn some lessons about the eco-system, 10:30 and 7 p.m. Friday, and 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, MTS Centre; $16 and $23 at Ticketmaster.



Ballet in the Park
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s annual summer tradition showcases dancers from the RWB Company and students from the RWB’s Professional Division, Assiniboine Park’s Lyric Theatre, 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow.



George Szanto & Michael Van Rooy
Crime fiction, 7 p.m. Monday, Whodunit Mystery Bookstore, 165 Lilac. Free.


Out and About

Documentaries and shorts that represent the best in independ­ent filmmaking in three indoor venues with nightly screenings presented on a 35-foot screen on the Gimli Beach, tomorrow until Tuesday; visit

Elegance for Singles Single’s Dance
Elmwood Curling Club, 300 Brazier, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday; $15 at 338-9986.

Canada’s Stuck on Band-Aid National Tour
Sing famous Band-Aid brand jingle in support of KidSport charity, 10 a.m. tomorrow to Sunday, Grand Prix Amusement Park, 738 Symington.

Guided Mural Tours
Walking tours along Ellice and Sargent avenues centered on murals plus cultural, civic and architectural history, Tuesday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; $5,  children, $2 at 954-7900.

Muddy Water Tours
Murder, Mystery & Mayhem, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; Brookside Cemetery, 7 p.m. Monday; Pestilence, Shamans & Doctors, Fridays; Symbols, Secrets & Sacrifices Under the Golden Boy, Friday and Saturday; Boom & Bust of Winnipeg, Thursday and Friday; More than Métis the Eye, focusing on Métis and aboriginal history, Tuesday & Wednesday; for more information call 997-TOUR (8687) or visit

Mike’s Bloody Saturday 1919 General Strike Theatrical Walking Tour
One-hour tour was written and directed by Danny Schur, a prequel to Strike!  — The Musical. English language tours at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and French language tours at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; $3.90, seniors $3.40 and $1.90 for children or $9.80 for a family at The Explore Manitoba Centre at The Forks.

6,000 Years in 60 Minutes
Parks Canada interpreter takes you on a 6,000-year journey through The Forks’ past on walking tour, Thursday to Sunday, 2 p.m. in English and 11 a.m. in French. Tickets and tours depart from Explore Manitoba Centre.

The Forks — Uncovered: Footprints from the Past
Explore archaeological discoveries that have been unearthed at The Forks, Thursday to Sunday, 1 p.m. in English and 3 p.m. in French. Tickets and tours depart from Explore Manitoba Centre.

Theatre in the Cemetery
In Riel’s Footsteps, colourful actors guide you through Saint-Boniface Cathedral cemetery re-enacting tales of Manitoba, French and Métis history, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; French shows  Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 4 p.m.; Chasse galerie, by Franco-Manitoban playwright Marc Prescott, 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; $7, students $6 and children $5.




Costume Museum of Canada
The Dirty Thirties, an elegant time in fashion to Sept. 6, 109 Pacific; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; $5, seniors, $4.50 and $3.50 for students.

Manitoba Children’s Museum
Food for Health, interactive exhibit offers children a hands-on opportunity to discover the world of food and healthy choices;  Tigers and Dragons, experience the bustle and excitement of a Chinese market, to Sept. 7. Movie Nights every Saturday at 4 p.m.; this Saturday’s feature is Ratatouille.

Manitoba Museum
Through the Eyes of the Cree and Beyond, the artwork of Allen Sapp, to Sept. 7; Phase one of the Cretaceous Life exhibit includes dinosaur fossils and insects trapped in amber; Gathered Treasures, some of the Museum’s most intriguing artifacts; admission $8 adults, $6.50 youths/seniors, $26.50 family; visit

Manitoba Skies, 1:30 & 4 p.m. weekends; Solar System Safari, 12:30 p.m. weekends; To Worlds Beyond, 3 p.m. weekends.

Ukrainian Weddings, to Sept. 6, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to  4 p.m., 184 Alexander.

Western Canada Aviation Museum
On the Nose, exhibit showing WWII nose art, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; admission $7.50, students/seniors $5 or $18 for a family; 958 Ferry.


Over Here by Alexandre David, to Aug. 8, 290 McDermot.

Buhler Galler
Arthur Adamson & George Swinton: Marking the Message, to Aug. 20, St. Boniface Hospital.

Fleet Galleries
Fleet Galleries, Two Points of View, paintings by Suzanne Barrow and Elizabeth Delgatty, until July 31, 65 Albert.

The Forks on the Historic Rail Bridge
Cancer Connections — Every Picture Tells a Story, to Aug. 5.

Gallery One One One
Grace Nickel & William Pura, to Sept. 18, U of M, Fort Garry Campus.

Maison des Artistes
Fronteras by José Luis Torres, to Aug. 27, 219 Provencher.

Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library
Works by U of M students and instructors plus artifacts from the museum collection, to September, 183 Kennedy.

Mayberry Fine Art
Recent paintings by Donna Zhang, to July 31, Mayberry’s satellite gallery in the Winnipeg Square Concourse, 212 McDermot.

Medea Gallery
Light Within, selected work by gallery artists, until July 31, 132 Osborne.

Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery
Beyond Walls: On the Road Home, art by inmate and ex-offender artists, to Sept. 12, 600 Shaftesbury.

PLATFORM Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts
In Search of Desire, by Clark Ferguson, to Aug. 22, Artspace, 100 Arthur.

Stoneware Gallery
Bottles and Jars, wood-fired clay by David Krindle, to Aug. 6, 778 Corydon.

Wayne Arthur Gallery
To Each Her Own, paintings by Michele Campbell, Arlene Omichinski, Darlene Omichinski, Connie Krawchuk, and Lori Zebiere, to July 29, 186 Provencher.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
Inuit Sculpture: Selections from the Collection, to Nov. 25; Inuit Dolls of the Kivalliq, to Sept. 13; Adult Students’ Art Show, to July 30; Joe Fafard, to Sept. 27; Sterling Quality: Four  Centuries of Silver, to Aug. 23; Canada on Canvas: A Private Collection, portraiture, landscape and abstracts by Canada’s most distinguished artists, to Sept. 6; Allyson Mitchell’s Ladies Sasquatch to Aug. 16; admission $8, students/seniors $6, children $4 or $18 for a family.



Past the Perimeter

Winnipeg Beach Boardwalk Days
Tomorrow until Sunday; visit

Altona Sunflower Festival
Tomorrow until Sunday; visit

Summer Winds Family Music Festival
Damn Straight, Take Me To the Pilot, the Burning Kettles, the Division Slaves, the Dust Rhinos and Tom Stucky and the Squirrel Creek Ramblers. For the children, Lulu and TomCat, 8 p.m. tomorrow and 4 p.m. Saturday, Victoria Beach Sports Field on Hwy. 59; $5-$40 at 756-6463.

Pineridge Hollow Farmers Market
Take 59 north to Garven Road for fresh local produce, baking and crafts plus local musicians perform, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Sept. 19.

Cook’s Creek Heritage Museum
Dedicated to the early pioneers from Eastern European Slavic countries, corner of Sapton Road & Hwy 212, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Wednesdays); $3, children/seniors $2.

Philip’s Magical Paradise
Museum of Magic and Illusion located on the west side of Giroux, 10 km northeast of Steinbach, turn east at Hwy 12 and PR 311 East. Open to Sept. 27, weekdays from 7 to 9 p.m.; weekends from 1 to 6 p.m.; for more info call 204-326-1219.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 23, 2009 E5

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