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Opening Reception

Adelaide McDermot Gallery, 318 McDermot Ave., 3-5 p.m.

Featuring works by Inga Torfadottir, Jess Dixon and Karen Jonsson, runs to April 30.

Zona Pellucida

Gas Station Theatre, 445 River Ave., 8 p.m., $10

A video-theatre performance/drag show by Stephen Lawson of Montreal’s 2boys.tv

MONDAY, APRIL 23

Short Film Program

Park Theatre, 698 Osborne St., 7 p.m.; $5

Films by Manitoban and Icelandic filmmakers.

The House by Egill Edvardsson (1982)

Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St., 9:30 p.m.; $5

An Icelandic horror film about a young couple who rent an old house in Reykjavík and are beset by the spooks and phantoms that inhabit it.

TUESDAY, APRIL 24

A Literary Evening at the Aspire Theatre

82 1st Ave., Gimli, 7:30 p.m.

Featuring readings from Dan Johnson (Thora and the Green Sea-Unicorn), Martha Brooks (Mistik Lake), Marjorie Anderson (Blessed: A Portrait of Asdis Sigrun Anderson), and Dr. Birna Bjarnadottir (Introducing My Family: Memoirs of New World Icelanders).

Short Film Program

Park Theatre, 698 Osborne St., 7 p.m.; $5

Films from Icelandic and Manitoban filmmakers.

Apres-Film Party

Bistro 7 1/4, 725 Osborne St., 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

New Icelander Project

Solo dance performance by Freya Olafson

Gas Station Theatre, 445 River Ave., 8 p.m.; $10

Winnipeg artist Olafson draws parallels between the cross-cultural experiences of her 19th-century Icelandic immigrant ancestors and her own present-day identity.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26

New Icelander Project

Solo dance performance by Freya Olafson

Gas Station Theatre, 445 River Ave., 8 p.m.; $10

University of Manitoba Alumni Reception

Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Ave., 5-7 p.m.

Featuring Cold Front

Singer/Songwriter Evening

Times Change(d), 234 Main St., 9 p.m.; $5

Featuring John K. Samson of The Weakerthans, Icelandic singer/songwriter Fabula and Jaxon Haldane of the D.Rangers.

Absent Sound, with Fo!ps and Philia

Ellice Theatre, 587 Ellice Ave., 8 p.m.; $7

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

Collage Party

Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

A 72-hour art-making marathon with Paul Butler, Cliff Eyland, Stacy Abramson, and other Winnipeg and Icelandic visual artists.

You Fancy Yourself

Aspire Theatre, 82 1st Ave., Gimli, 8 p.m.

Maja Ardal, an Icelandic-born, Toronto-based playwright, performs a one-woman show about a young girl who emigrates from Iceland to Edinburgh.

The D. Rangers and Fabula

West End Cultural Center, 586 Ellice Ave., 8 p.m.; $10

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Collage Party

Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins, 10 a.m-4 p.m.

The Weakerthans

With Fabula and Asdís Sif Gunnarsdottir

Garrick Centre, 330 Garry St., 7 p.m.; tickets $24.50 through Ticketmaster

You Fancy Yourself by Maja Ardal and The Sound of Your Eyes Closing by Steve Furmaniuk

Gas Station Theatre, 445 River Ave., 8 p.m.; $10

You Fancy Yourself is a one-woman show about young girl who emigrates from Iceland to Edinburgh. The Sound of Your Eyes Closing, by Winnipeg playwright Steve Furmaniuk, is the story of an Icelandic immigrant and his teenage daughter in the wake of the death of her mother.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

Collage Party

Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

What’s Icelandic About That?

Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Panel discussion with Winnipeg filmmaker Caelum Vatnsdal, University of Manitoba Icelandic language and literature professor Birna Bjarnadottir, Toronto playwright Maja Ardal, Winnipeg visual artist Cliff Eyland and Icelandic performance artist Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir.

Collage Party Wrap-up

Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins, 4:30 p.m.

Featuring Gimli girl band The Pap Smears and The Gorgon.

Núna (now) Closing Party

Sky View Ballroom, Marlborough Hotel, 331 Smith St., 8 p.m.; $5

Featuring Icelandic singer Olof Arnald

— for additional info go to www.nunanow.com

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Between April 20 and 29, Pasta La Vista and 529 Wellington will feature a special Icelandic dinner menu created by award-winning Icelandic chef Hakon Mar Orvarsson and featuring such delicacies as salmon tartar, crispy cod, lamb and smoked eel.

The fixed-price dinner at Pasta La Vista (downtown and Kenaston locations) is $45 plus tax; at 529 Wellington the cost is $75 per person.

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