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ERIN LEBAR / MUSIC
Early-bird alert:Folk Festival ticketsnow available
This week the Winnipeg Folk Festival announced early-bird tickets for the 47th edition of the folk fest are now on sale. The 2020 festival runs July 9-12 at Birds Hill Provincial Park; the artist lineup does not typically get announced until early March. Folk fest did, however, reveal the new logo for this year. The design, created by Brian Steely, features the Festival Tower, which was erected on the festival site in 2012 as both an art piece and a meeting place. Folk fest tickets are available online at frontgatetickets.com and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival office (203-211 Bannatyne Ave.), which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Full festival passes for adults cost $219, or $299 with camping, and the early-bird pricing is in effect until the end of April.
BEN MacPHEE-SIGURDSON / WINE
Chardonnay hooray! Wine fest sets dates,puts tickets on sale
Looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life? Tickets for the 2020 Winnipeg Wine Festival’s public tastings, which will take place Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, are on sale. The festival, which will highlight wines from Argentina, has a number of packages available for both the Friday and Saturday evening tastings as well as the Saturday matinée, including various VIP packages as well as discounts for buying multiple tickets. For more information and to grab some tickets, visit winnipegwinefestival.com.
EVA WASNEY / CHARITY
Bike-building marathon for kids in need of wheels
Volunteer mechanics will be working for 24 hours straight this weekend to turn more than 350 donated and salvaged bicycles into upcycled gifts for Winnipeg kids. The Wrench’s Cycle of Giving event takes place at Valour Community Centre’s Orioles site, 444 Burnell St., from noon on Saturday, Dec. 7 to noon on Sunday, Dec. 8. The local bike education centre is looking for day-of volunteers, with or without bike-building experience, and cash donations to help support year-round free children’s programming at its shop at 1057 Logan Ave.
Visit thewrench.ca for information on how to donate, or get in touch with event organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 204-296-3389.