Tales From Far Away
Loosely based on Shakespeare's King Lear, the play follows the travels of a banished princess and introduces the audience to all the wacky people she meets along the way, Fantasy Theatre For Children, opens Monday, to Aug. 23, Deaf Centre Manitoba, 285 Pembina Highway, at 1 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday, 6:30 p.m. Friday; $7, group rates for 10 or more at 944-0581.
From Meeting Place to Metropolis
This historical production takes participants on a 6,000-year journey in less than 60 minutes, 11 a.m. Wednesday to Sunday and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday to Aug. 24, The Forks; $3 to $6 on site at Explore Manitoba.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Biblical musical about Jacob's favourite son, Rainbow Stage, Kildonan Park, to Aug. 24, 8 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday; $12 to $36 at Select-A-Seat.
In Riel's Footsteps
Meet some of Manitoba's most fascinating historical characters in this theatrical tour of St. Boniface Cathedral's cemetery, Theatre in the Cemetery, to Aug. 31, English tours at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 2 p.m. Thursday, 2 & 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday; French tours at 2 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 7 p.m. Thursday, and 4 p.m. Sunday; $6, seniors $5 or $14 for a family.
Just sit right back and you'll hear the story of a fateful trip that started in this tropic port aboard a tiny ship, Celebrations Dinner Theatre, opens tomorrow, to Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. today to Saturday; $45.95 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, $55.95 Friday and Saturday; children $19.95; for reservations call 982-8282.
Winnipeg Free Press sports writer signs On Course With Mike Weir, an insider's view of what it takes to compete with the world's top golfers, and to win, co-written with Mike Weir and Scott Morrison, 8 p.m. today; McNally Robinson, Grant Park.
Reads Summer Rising, poetry, 8 p.m. Monday; McNally Robinson, Grant Park.
Autographs copies of Meaningful Work... the Entrepreneurial Way, a guide to career and personal life management, 7 p.m. Tuesday; McNally Robinson, Grant Park.
Tools For Transformation: Write Your Way to New Worlds of Possibilities, 8 p.m. Wednesday; McNally Robinson, Grant Park.
West End Comedy Night
Featuring Trevor Boris, Jason Beck, Ron Moore, Uche Odiatu, Blair Paul, Peter Vesuwalla, Rob Bruneau, Mike Iwankow, Charklie Onyske, Connie Dacosta and George Chartrand, 8 p.m. Monday, West End Cultural Centre; $3.
Out and About
Continues to Saturday, various locations; $3.75 single admission, $33.75 family pack (12 tickets for the price of nine) at pavilion entrances and Folk Arts Council, 183 Kennedy. Guide booklets available at Manitoba Liquor Mart locations, visit www.folklorama or call 982-6210.
Sherbrook Street Festival
Children's activities, community displays, music by The Hummers, Perpetrators, Eagle & Hawk, Phat Shack, Uncle Louie, Anti-Gravity and Dan Frechette, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sherbrook between Wolseley and Sara.
Winnipeg Humane Society Meet & Greet Animal Display
Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; The Forks, in the main level of the Johnston Terminal.
Explore the Exchange District and discover treasures from the past in antique shops in Old Market Square, 1 p.m. every Saturday until Sept. 27, tours start at the information booth in Old Market Square at King & Bannatyne; $8.
St. Vital Agricultural Society Display & Fair
Featuring a pork barbeque, antique appraising, plus musical entertainment by The Sundance Cloggers and The Southglen Fiddlers, 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21; St. Vital Arena.
Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival
Opens tomorrow, to Sunday, The Forks, racing begins at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow with opening ceremonies at 9 p.m., racing begins at 7 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday; for details, call 774-7483.
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Muddy Water Tours
Boom & Bust of Winnipeg, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday to Saturday; Murder, Mystery & Mayhem, 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; Pestilence, Shamans & Doctors, 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Brookside Cemetery, Monday 7 p.m., to Sept. 6; starts at 123 Main; $4 to $8.
Paddlewheel Riverboat Cruises
The Paddlewheel Queen and the River Rouge take sightseeing luncheon cruises from 1 to 3 p.m. daily, with dinner and dancing cruises from 7 to 10 p.m. daily, and moonlight dance cruises every Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.; $13.75 at 942-4500.
St. Norbert Farmer's Market
Outdoor market of fresh produce, preserves, baking and crafts, beside the St. Norbert Community Club on Pembina Highway, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
Victory Lane Speedway
Enduro 300 & Demo, 6 p.m. today; eight kilometres south of Winnipeg on Highway 75; $15.
Live Thoroughbred Racing
7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday (Family Fun Day), Assiniboia Downs; free general admission and parking.
Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa, Bears, Dolphins and Heartland; call 956-IMAX for times and prices.
Russian Ark, tour through the Hermitage Art Gallery in St. Petersburg, photographed in one single shot, 7 p.m. today; Derrida, about the life of French philosopher Jacques Derrida, 9 p.m. today; Marion Bridge, three sisters torn apart by family secrets return home to gather around their ailing mother, 7 p.m. tomorrow to Aug. 21; M, story of deranged child-killer Hans Beckert, 9 p.m. tomorrow to Sunday; Plaster Caster, intimate portrait of the legendary artist and groupie, 11 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary, Guy Maddin transposes the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's interpretation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire yarn from stage to screen, 9 p.m. Monday to Aug. 21; $6, students $5, seniors and children under 12 $4.50.
My House, Your House, weekly workshops for families, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, soap-making for the Victorian bathroom; $4 per person or $45 for a Family Summer Program Pass; reservations required at 943-2835.
Manitoba Children's Museum
Prehistoric Playground, to Sept. 1, The Forks; $6 for children, $5.50 for adults and $5 for seniors, children under 2 admitted free.
Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
Featuring baseball history in Manitoba, including the ManDak League, All American Girls League and the past and present Goldeyes, on the 5th floor of The Bay Downtown, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Mondays; admission by donation; group tours by appointment only at 774-0002.
Historical Museum of St. James-Assiniboia
Pioneer Children of the Brown Family, theatrical presentation in The Brown House, an authentic Red River frame log house built in 1856, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily; donations.
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; $6.50, children and seniors $5, family $20.
More than 100 hands-on exhibits, same times as Manitoba Museum.
Red Planet Mars, live updates from the Mars expeditions, 1 & 4 p.m. daily; The Super Sky Show, 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. daily; The Sky Tonight, 5 p.m. daily; Search For Life in the Universe, noon daily; $5, children and seniors $4, family $15.
Costumed bilingual guides share stories of Louis Riel, the Metis of the 1880s and their traditional river lots; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; donations.
Seven Oaks Museum
Representing life at the Red River Settlement in the 19th century, east of Main just off Rupertsland; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Marion & Ed Vickar Museum of Jewish Heritage
Mame -- Loshn: Yiddish in Winnipeg, a millennium of Yiddish evolution is covered in this exhibition from the roots of the language to Chassidism and Haskalah, a social and political advocacy, to Dec. 31, Asper Campus.
Martyrs Shrine & Museum of Blessed Bishop Velychkovsky
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and Sundays noon to 3 p.m., in St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 250 Jefferson; 338-7321.
Naval Museum of Canada
Photos, uniforms and ship models, at 1 Navy Way, south end of Smith Street, open Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
Western Canada Aviation Museum
See Canada's flying saucer, the Avrocar, plus The Avro Arrow: A Dream Denied, a special exhibit on the ill-fated Avro Arrow project, on display until Monday, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; $5, children $3.
Legends of the Road, 100 Years of The Tour de France (in French only), to Sept. 13; 934 Corydon.
Bread and Circuses Bakery and Cafe
Navigator, portraits from northern Afghanistan, photos by Bruce Hildebrand, 238 Lilac, off Corydon.
Five On Third Gallery
One Woman, One Body, by Jordan L. Miller, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, to Aug. 30, 290 McDermot.
La Maison des Artistes
Artist's Choice, works by Colette Balcaen, Joel Bouchard, Robert Freynet, Simone Hebert Allard, Marcien Lemay, Helene Lemay, Evelyne Mangin Mauws, Marco Montess, Michelle Moreau and Gaetanne Simone Sylvester, to Sept. 15, 219 Provencher (former St. Boniface city hall).
Featuring sculptural and ceramic works by visiting Icelandic artist Rikey, in the rotunda, to Monday, sponsored by the government of Iceland.
Lion and the Rose Gallery
Helen Lyon's ceramic people pots, the artist will be present Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. to discuss the inspiration behind these ceramic works, 875 Corydon Ave.
Manitoba Crafts Council Exhibition Gallery
Fire on the Mountain, new stoneware by Manitoba ceramic artist Kirk Creed, to Aug. 23, 237 McDermot.
Annual summer exhibit of photos, clay, ceramic and other original works by gallery members, to Sept. 8, 132 Osborne.
My Trudeau Years, photos by Jean-Marc Carisse, former official photographer to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1977 to 2000, to Aug. 23, Assiniboine Park.
Breath Taking, recent works by Toronto artists Sue Lloyd and Kelly McCray, Suite 218, 100 Arthur.
Batik works by Karen Johannsson, to Aug. 30, Centennial Concert Hall; to view during the day, call Arnold Ross at 489-2850.
Plug In Gallery
Art of the Great Proletarian Revolution, 1966 to 1976, to Aug. 23, 286 McDermot.
Visual Alchemy, works by gallery artists, to Aug. 31, 55 Arthur.
Wayne Arthur Gallery
The Delight of Sunflowers, photographic images by Rosanna Parry, to Aug. 20, 186 Provencher.
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Gallery 1: The Jerry Twomey Collection featuring Inuit sculpture from the Canadian Arctic, to March 7, 2004; Gallery 2: Slices of Silver, to Sept. 28; Gallery 3: Works by Danish Canadian silversmith Carl Poul Petersen (1895 to 1977), to Sept. 28; Galleries 6, 7 & 8: A Thousand Hounds, a walk with dogs through the history of photography, to Sept. 7; Mezzanine Gallery: Qiviuq, A Legend in Art, drawings, prints and sculpture illustrate centuries-old Inuit stories, to Aug. 24.
Past the Perimeter
Klezmer music, Winnipeg Beach's Outdoor Stage, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday; free.
Children's Days at Lower Fort Garry
Storytelling, hands-on activities such as churning butter, between Lockport and Selkirk on Highway 9; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Wasagaming Community Arts
The Fact, The Fictitious, The Fantastic by Riel Benn; A Forty -Year Retrospective Show by David Quilliams aka The Artist Man, public opening at 8 p.m. tomorrow; Clear Lake, Riding Mountain National Park.
Photographic works by Renate Gravert, pottery by Gabriele Neuschwander, paintings by Ellie Petkau and John Nielson, batik by Marianne Gopalkrishna, plus hand-painted stepping stones by Jean McIntosh, with all proceeds from her stones donated to her grandson who is fighting leukemia, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Elm Creek, signs on highways 2 and 13, after that follow the signs and orange streamers, or call 1-204-436-2642.
Philip's Magical Paradise
Museum of Magic and Illusion, with visiting magicians most Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., on the west side of Giroux, 10 kilometres north of Steinbach, turn east at Hwy. 12 and PR 311 East; 7 to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and 1 to 8 p.m. weekends; for special tours call 1-204-326-5575.
V. Gross' Doll Museum & Gift Shop
Over 3,000 dolls on display, Warren, three kilometres north of Highway 67 on Golf Course Road; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Friday or by appointment at 1-204-322-5346; $4.
With his band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, Aug. 22, Centennial Concert Hall; $46.80, $58.50 & $70.20 at Ticketmaster.
Morden Corn & Apple Festival
Free corn-on-the-cob, apple cider, mainstage shows featuring Rodger Champagne, Steve Bell, and Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, Aug. 22 to 24; 1-204-822-5630.
Spiritfest: Muddy Rivers Music Festival
With Otis Rush, Aug. 23, The Forks; free.
The Secret Garden
By Dry Cold Productions, Sept. 12 to 14, CanWest Global Performing Arts Centre; $25, 12 and under $15 at 942-8898 or 257-4859.
The Rat Pack With Frank, Sammy & Dean
Sept. 24, Burton Cummings Theatre; $49.50 at Ticketmaster.