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CMHR opening weekend to feature 40 free performances, preview tours

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ opening weekend celebrations will see opera, aboriginal dance, indie rock and free preview tours.

RightsFest will feature more than 40 free performances on several stages at The Forks to mark the grand opening of the museum on Saturday, Sept. 20.

The museum will also offer two full days of hour-long "preview" tours through select galleries during its inaugural weekend. Tickets will be made available on the CMHR website at 10 a.m. Wednesday and 10,000 people are expected to snap them up.

Between Sept. 22 and 26, special events and private tours will be held for people whose stories are featured in the museum and for senior tourism officials. Regular operations and full public access starts Sept. 27.

RightsFest performers include:

  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • Manitoba Opera
  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Winnipeg's Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble
  • The Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
  • A Manitoba Music Showcase featuring local talent such as Bros. Landreth and Royal Canoe
  • A Tribe Called Red
  • Bruce Cockburn
  • Ashley MacIsaac
  • Marie-Pierre Arthur
  • Shad
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie

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