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Marco Polo Bear

Spend time at Grant Park Shopping Centre, specifically in the Atrium, for Glenn Hopfner's book launch. His fourth and newest children's book, The Adventures of Marco Polo Bear, is a fictional piece of work based on facts as well as Hopfner's real-life experience with polar bears. The book launch starts at 2 p.m. For more information, visit mcnallyrobinson.com .

Get animated

Step into a cartoon world at the Get Animated workshops at Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 Provencher Blvd., at 2 p.m. Families can watch several short cartoons - en francais, of course -- and at 4 p.m., they will have a chance to participate in the Hands-on Animation Workshop. For more information, visit films.nfb.ca .

Visit John

& Beatrice

See a light comedic play at the Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne Ave. John & Beatrice follows the adventures of Beatrice, a woman who puts out an ad for her perfect man, and John, who responds. Adults pay $25, seniors pay $20, and students pay $15. The show begins at 2 p.m. For more information, visit theatreprojectsmanitoba.ca or call 204-989-2400.

Have a

nightmare

Don't fall asleep at Big Nightmare Music, featuring Igudesman and Joo. Known for mixing comedy with music, these two performers will surely entertain. The show takes place at the Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St., at 2 p.m. For more information, call 204-956-1360.

Attend an aboriginal festival

Celebrate aboriginal culture on the last day of the Manito Ahbee Festival at the MTS Centre, 300 Portage Ave. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., contestants will show their skills during the International Competition Pow Wow. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., attendees can browse and buy at the Indigenous Marketplace and Trade Show. For more information, call 204-956-1849.

Check out some art

Head over to the Assiniboine Park Conservatory Foyer Gallery, 55 Pavilion Cres., to check out Megan Vun Wong's New Enamel Works show and sale. Her enamel-on-plexiglass pieces have been selectively chosen to be featured at the Basel Art Fair in Florida. For more information about Vun Wong's art, visit her website at meganvunwong.com .

TXT IT

Get technological at TXT4WPG, a text-based art show by Dana Claxton at the Urban Shaman Contemporary Art Gallery, 203-290 McDermot Ave. In this exhibit, Claxton mixes visual art with her writing. For more information, call 204-942-2674 or email urbanshaman.outreach@gmail.com .

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 4, 2012 ??65534

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