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Folklorama fun

Today is the start of the second week of Folklorama. It'll be another seven days of experiencing new culture, with different pavilions set up across the city. There are 24 pavilions this week, everything from Africa to the United Kingdom and many cultures in between. Admission is $6 per pavilion. Go to to plan your evening.


and beer

Enjoy the evening in summer style with a bike ride and some patio time. Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is having the final night of Downtown Tours: Biking and Beer Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Starting at Air Canada Park, you'll get to ride down the city's newest biking paths and end the evening with a cold one on the patio at Moxie's Classic Grill. The route is about 50 km long. The event is free, but you'll have to pay for your own beer. To register, go to

Buy art to give back

The opening of Upbeat Artworks gallery boutique, a project of Artbeat Studio, happens at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Portage Place mall. Upbeat Artworks promotes artists living with mental illness and gives the artists the chance to see their artwork in a gallery-like setting. The boutique will have a wide array of artwork, and the first week they're open there will be different artistic workshops at the boutique. If you buy a piece of art, you'll be helping the mental health community with your donation. The boutique will be open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Go along with the kids to Windsor Park Library for an afternoon of learning and storytelling with the Aboriginal School of Dance. You'll learn about the seven sacred teachings and act them out using music, masks and props. The wisdom of the beaver, the truth of the turtle, the courage of the bear and more will also be passed on through storytelling. I

Rammasun relief

This Friday, you can help people affected by Typhoon Rammasun, known as Typhoon Glenda in the Philippines. There's a zumba fundraiser happening at Sturgeon Heights Community Centre Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It's $10 for a fun, fast-paced, two-hour workout, and all proceeds go to people in the Philippines affected by the typhoon. t's an hour-long interactive storytelling session, starting at 2 p.m. Thursday. Call 204-986-4947 to register.

Cut loose on Corydon

Every Friday and Saturday until the end of August, you can spend the night swinging under the stars with Dancing on the Avenue. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can enjoy live music from local bands on Corydon Avenue. This Friday, on the corner of Corydon and Arbuthnot Street, you can dance to the oldies with the Unwinders. On Saturday, Free Ride, a band known for its tribute to the Beatles, will be playing at Corydon and Cockburn Street North. There will also be face painters and balloon makers from Laughter Without Borders.

Bison buggies

On Mondays and Fridays in August, you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors and sights of FortWhyte Alive while riding in a bison buggy, making it easy for people with limited mobility to tour the grounds. For $5, you get an hour-long tour starting at 2 p.m. You'll want to be there on time because it's first come, first served.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 10, 2014 ??65534

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