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Walk for art

Lace up your sneakers for the hour-long Architectural Walking Tour at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd. Led by University of Winnipeg Prof. Serena Keshavjee, this tour focuses not only on the modern architecture of the WAG but also on other buildings in the city's downtown core. You will see some wonderful architecture and get some exercise, too. Tours leave at 2 p.m. from the WAG's front lobby. Admission is free. To claim a spot in the walking tour, call 204-786-6641 or email nfletcher@wag.ca .

Give it up for Matt Mays

Hold off the Monday blues for just a little while longer and enjoy some music before the weekend comes to an end. Matt Mays is in concert at 8 p.m. today at the Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort St. Canadian singer-songwriter Mays is currently on tour promoting his new album, Coyote. For more information, call the Pyramid Cabaret at 204-957-777 or go to mattmays.com .

Say "cheers!"

Have a sip or two at the International Wine Festival of Manitoba in the centre court of The Forks Market. From noon to 6:30 p.m., experience a diverse selection of wines from wineries all over the world. Music and appetizers will be provided. For more information, call The Forks at 204-942-6302 or visit their website at theforks.com .

Hot Docs

Attend the last day of the Best of Hot Docs Winnipeg, a weekend-long event at the Winnipeg Film Group's Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St. See The World Before Her at 4 p.m., a documentary by Nisha Pahuja about young women in India and in Canada. The Queen of Versailles, a documentary by Lauren Greenfield about a former pageant queen turned wife and mother, is showing at 7 p.m. For more information, visit hotdocs.ca .

Get inspired by Mennonite women

Learn about brave Mennonite women from 1935-48 at the Mennonite Herritage Centre Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. Along the Road to Freedom: Mennonite Women of Courage & Faith is the gallery's permanent tribute to these women who endured and eventually freed themselves from the ravages of the Second World War. The exhibit opens at 3 p.m. For more info, go to mennonitechurch.ca .

Laugh your you-know-what off

Grab a box of tissues because you're going to laugh until you cry at the ROTFLMAO Comedy Show. The night consists of jokes, puns, and overall humourous banter from comedy acts Dan Huen, Ben Walker, Ryan Ash and Paul Rabliauskas, with a special appearance from Jared Rayter. The show is at Brooklynn's Bistro & BOA Lounge, 177 Lombard Ave., at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information, go to winnipeglive.com .

Experience Irish culture

Join in on the fun on the last day of the 25th annual Winnipeg Irish Festival. Head over to the McConnell School of Dance, at 32 Barberry Rd., where the festival is holding a dance workshop at 12:30 p.m. Activities include not only dancing -- attendees can try their hand at playing the fiddle, accordion, harp and other instruments. For more information, including the full schedule of activities, visit irishfest.ca .

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 14, 2012 A2

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