Today in Music History
IN 1877, the first successful gramophone was demonstrated. It was invented by Thomas Edison and built by his mechanic, John Kruesi.
Born This Day
Louis Prima, 1911
Eli Wallach, 1915
Ted Knight, 1923
Ellen Burstyn, 1932
Harry Chapin, 1942
Tom Waits, 1949
C. Thomas Howell, 1966
WSO: Barenaked Ladies Hits and Holiday Songs
Centennial Concert Hall, 8 p.m.; tickets at Ticketmaster.
McPhillips Station Casino, 8 p.m.; $31.25 and $36.50 at Ticketmaster.
You Rock Comedy & Soul Jam
West End Cultural Centre, 7:15 p.m.; $20 at WECC or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Miracle on South Division Street
Continues to Dec. 15, at RMTC's John Hirsch Mainstage. Tickets start at $29 at 204-942-6537.
Le Cercle Molière, 8 p.m., ends tomorrow, 340 Provencher Blvd. Tickets $27 and $30.
Wind of a Thousand Tales
Presented by Merlyn Productions Ellice Cafe & Theatre, ends tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.; $7 and $10.
Norm Foster's Comedy Bedtime Stories
Presented by the Shoestring Players, 7:30 p.m. Forrest Nickerson Theatre, 285 Pembina Hwy. Tickets $15.
Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 7 p.m., #2 Forks Market Rd.
The Big Boom Theory
Celebrations Dinner Theatre, to Jan. 12, Canad Inn Fort Garry, 6:15 p.m.; $30.95 to $69.95 at 204-982-8282.
Out and about
First Fridays in the Exchange
Exchange District, 5 p.m., explore artists' studios, galleries, cafés and shops.
Festival of Trees & Lights 2012
Continues to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Manitoba Hydro Gallery 360 Portage Ave.
Christmas Fair...with a Ukrainian Flair!
Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural & Educational Centre, 10 a.m.
Christmas at the Taylor's
Continues to Dec 29, 6 to 10 p.m., 3001 Roblin Blvd.
2012 Cannes Lions: World's Best Commercials
Continues 7 and 9:30 p.m., Winnipeg Art Gallery. Tickets $10 and $11.
Holidaze Craft Show
Noon to 9 p.m., 75 Albert St.
Canad Inns Winter Wonderland
Continues to Jan. 5, 6 to 10 p.m., Red River Exhibition Park; $15 per vehicle up to 7 passengers.
Prairie Dance Circuit
The Rachel Browne Theatre, 8 p.m., 204-211 Bannatyne Ave.; $20 and $25 at Ticketmaster.
Gerry Dee - Life After Teaching 2012 Tour
Burton Cummings Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Ticketmaster.
Darryl Lenox, 9:15 p.m., $21 at 204-488-4520 or rumorscomedyclub.com
Reading Bedtime Stories for the Edge of the World, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 8:30 p.m.
Arkadash (268 Portage): Amber Epp with Trio Bembe
Big A (1975 Portage): The Revival
Brooklands Inn (8 Keewatin St.): Permission To Land
Canadiana Hotel (1400 Notre Dame): Leanne Pearson
Cavern (112 Osborne, downstairs): The Christpunchers and Super FX
Cowboys (1034 Elizabeth): Damn Straight
Current Restaurant (75 Forks Market Rd.): Helen White
Highway 75 Blues and Sports Bar: (Pembina Hotel): Frenz
Jaguars (Club Regent): Al Andrusco Band
Jeffrey's (1420 Henderson): Rockbox
Joe's Garage (Pandora Inn): One Eyed Jacks
Marion (393 Marion,): Marc Labossiere
Palm Room (Fort Garry Hotel): Ferruccio Montanino
Palomino (1133 Portage): Loco Mojo
Pony Corral (Grant and Wilton): Mike and the Eastwood Gang
Silver Spike (202 Bond): Jukebox Heroes
Tavern United (826 Regent): Marc Labossiere
Times Change(d) (Main & St. Mary Ave.): Chris Carmichael and Jakebrakes
Toukies (Club Regent Casino): Julien Desaulniers Duo
Upperdeck Sports Bar (McPhillips Station Casino): Rockalypso Trio
West Kildonan Legion (members and guests, 1740 Main St.): Maravells
The Wood Tavern (Norwood Hotel): Mother Groove