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Feast at a fest

Celebrate the cherished summer pastime of barbecue at the Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival. This is your chance to sample the delicious array of barbecued snacks and the incredible local blues acts. Might I suggest watching the charcoal fly at the Winnipeg Free Press Pit Master Championships from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.? All the saucy action will be going down today from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Red River Exhibition Park. General admission is $25 for a full-day pass. For more information, visit winnipegbbqandblues.ca .

Eat fresh

Find tasty local produce at the Forks Farmers Market, running today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The Forks Market Plaza. You can browse a green-friendly, well-priced selection of Manitoba produce, handmade soaps and handbags and more. Pick something up for the evening barbecue or grab the perfect addition to your closet. For more information, visit theforks.com .

Watch a battle

Check out a live battle where the weapon of choice is paint. Some of Winnipeg's most exciting local graffiti artists will fight it out in front of your very eyes at Battle of the Elements: Graffiti Battle. Graffiti artists from around the city will compete live, spray-paint cans in hand, for a cash prize. Watch the artsy duel go down today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Graffiti Gallery at 109 Higgins Ave. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. For more information, visit graffitigallery.ca .

Anyone for tennis?

Some international pros are making a stop in Winnipeg for the Manshield Futures Tennis Tournament, which offers $15,000 in prizes. The qualifying matches will be happening today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sargent Park Tennis Garden. The tournament continues until Aug. 26. Admission is free. For more information, visit manshieldtennis.com .

Cheer on the Fish

Head down to Shaw Park to see the Winnipeg Goldeyes wrap up a three-game series against the St. Paul Saints. Ticket prices range from $5 to $25 and can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster or on game day at the box office. For more information, visit goldeyes.ca or call 204-982-BASE.

Take in

a show

Grab a blanket and head down to Kildonan Park for Rainbow Stage's presentation of Annie, the story of a spirited orphan growing up in a dismal New York orphanage during the Depression. When Annie is picked to spend a holiday with bachelor billionaire Daddy Warbucks, she has a chance at finally getting the family she has always hoped for. There are two performances of Annie today, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission prices range from $35 to $59.50. For more information, visit rainbowstage.ca.

Watch

a concert

Bask in the final days of summer at Assiniboine Park's Summer Music Series at the Lyric Theatre. Tonight, laze on the lawn and take in the jazzy, cool sounds of Gabriel Mark Hasselbach. He'll be serenading the park from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Don't forget your blanket! Admission is free. For more information visit assiniboinepark.ca.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 19, 2012 ??65534

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