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Walking with Jane

Every year on the first weekend in May, flocks of people walk together in more than 100 cities across the globe. They are all part of Jane's Walk, which features urban walking tours that celebrate the ideals of urban activist Jane Jacobs. The event wraps up today in Winnipeg, and there are many different routes from which to choose. You can meander through West Broadway, learn about the history of Cresentwood or take whichever tour suits your fancy. You can pick your walk by visiting www.janeswalk.org.

The Week Thus Far

The Week Thus Far is a televised, late-night talk show based right here in Winnipeg. You can watch it on TV on Wednesdays or you can be a part of the audience during the taping at the King's Head Pub Monday nights at 8:30 p.m. Be there by 8 to get a seat. The show is similar to The Colbert Report and features news, sketch comedy, interviews and a live musical performance. It's free and always entertaining, whether there's a news story about a coconut rigging elections, or a parody of Ghostbusters.

The digital art age

In a world where we probably spend more time looking at screens than looking up, information can be overwhelming. The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art's current exhibit explores the impact of technology and media through works from Hungarian polymath artist L°szlò Moholy-Nagy. Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts, features art in many forms and also shows work from other artists, including some Winnipeggers. You'll want to stop by some time this week because the exhibit ends May 11.

Crafting, thrifting,

gifting

Redesign, repurpose and recycle at the Transcona Library on Thursday, May 8 from 6-8 p.m. Bags and Bows is a class for crafty teens to make repurposed gift bags and bows for packaging presents. The class is for ages 13-17 and is a chance to add some flair to your Mother's Day gift preparations. Call 204-986-3955 to register.

Oscar shorts

Between the selfie, the pizza and the red carpet, do you remember which short film picked up an Oscar at this year's Academy Awards? With the National Film Board of Canada celebrating its 75th anniversary this month, you can celebrate years of Oscar-winning short films, compiled into 77 minutes of mini-movie magic at the Millennium Library's Carol Shields Auditorium, Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. Call 204-986-6489 to register.

Craft sale

for cats

Even if you don't have a cat or don't have space to keep one, you can still support the little kitties of Winnipeg by buying goodies and baking from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Craig Street Cats is holding its annual rummage and bake sale, featuring all sorts of fun finds and delicious baking, at the Valour Community Club on Burnell Street. Admission is free, but they'll be collecting tins of cat food and spare change at the door.

Science

festival fun

Maybe you've folded a paper crane, but have you ever done mathematical orgami? Can you identify a baby animal call? Have you fired a smoke cannon? Saturday, May 10, is your opportunity to do all that and more at the University of Winnipeg's Science Rendezvous. It's a free open house happening at the U of W's Richardson College for the Environment and Science complex from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plus, if you stop by at 1:15 or 2:15 p.m., you can watch the Chemistry Magic Show.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 4, 2014 ??65534

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