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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.

Gillian's Island

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.


Tim Campbell

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.

Angelene Jeanette

Reads Summer Rising, poetry, 8 p.m. Monday; McNally Robinson, Grant Park.

Judee Regan

Autographs copies of Meaningful Work... the Entrepreneurial Way, a guide to career and personal life management, 7 p.m. Tuesday; McNally Robinson, Grant Park.

Joanne Klassen

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

Folklorama 2003

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.

Antique Walk

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.

Manitoba Museum

Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; $6.50, children and seniors $5, family $20.

Science Gallery

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.

Riel House

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.


Alliance Francaise

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).

Legislative Building

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.

Medea Gallery

Annual summer exhibit of photos, clay, ceramic and other original works by gallery members, to Sept. 8, 132 Osborne.

Pavilion Gallery

My Trudeau Years, photos by Jean-Marc Carisse, former official photographer to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1977 to 2000, to Aug. 23, Assiniboine Park.

Platform Gallery

Breath Taking, recent works by Toronto artists Sue Lloyd and Kelly McCray, Suite 218, 100 Arthur.

Piano Nobile

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.

Site Gallery

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.

Veranda Gallery

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.

Coming Up

Russell Crowe

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.

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