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The Wall-to-Wall Mural and Cultural Festival — a month-long shindig when new murals are created across Winnipeg and celebrates each new art piece with an event — begins today. There are a number of events and free workshops happening throughout September; visit walltowallwpg.com for more.
Say bye to baseball
It’s September and the boys of summer will soon be leaving us. The Winnipeg Goldeyes play their final two games of the season today and tomorrow at Shaw Park against the Sioux Falls Canaries. First pitch — both today and Labour Day Monday — is slated for 1 p.m.; Monday is fan appreciation day, so expect plenty of prizes and giveaways. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
Didn’t spend enough time on the water this summer? Head to FortWhyte Alive for voyageur canoeing, where you’ll need muscle and teamwork to power their mighty canoe across the lake. Afterward, you can warm up around a campfire and replenish your energy with roast bannock. Canoeing begins at 1 p.m.; regular FortWhyte admission rates apply.
Well-versed in verse
Step up to the mic at the Millennium Library’s Carol Shields Auditorium Tuesday and share some poetry at Speaking Crow, the library’s monthly open-mic poetry night. Author and poet Chris Macalino is September’s feature presenter; sign-ups begin at 7 p.m.
Can you do the Fandango?
We Will Rock You, a futuristic live-theatre production fashioned around legendary British rock group Queen’s greatest hits— Another One Bites the Dust, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, and many more — opens at the Centennial Concert Hall on Tuesday and runs through next Sunday. Tickets begin at $35, available centennialconcerthall.com, to the show promised to “rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts.”
Get together downtown
You may want to skip a meal before hitting up Memorial. ManyFest, Downtown’s biggest street festival and food truck extravaganza, returns Friday and there will be 50 mobile vendors serving everything from barbecue and beaver tails to walleye and wings. There’s also live entertainment, CFL and NFL football screenings, a Third + Bird market, a Wonder Shows midway, and more. Admission is free.
Street fest fun
Here’s another street on which to meet this weekend. The 15th-annual Sherbrook Street Festival takes place on Sherbrook St. between Wolseley and Westminster avenues on Saturday from noon to midnight. Enjoy beer gardens, a vendor village, kids’ activities, and live entertainment every hour.