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This article was published 25/5/2013 (2395 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Celebrate a birthday
The Children's Museum is turning 27 on Saturday, June 1 and everyone's invited to the birthday party. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy birthday cake, crafts and performances by children's entertainer, Jacques Chenier. In true birthday-party fashion, guests will also receive a fun gift to remember the day by. This event is free with museum admission, so head down early to check out the rest of the museum before the birthday celebrations begin!
The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is kicking the summer season off with its much-anticipated busking competition on Friday, May 31. The Portage Alive Busk Off gets started at 11 a.m. If you're a Manitoba musician, register to compete for the crowd by contacting email@example.com, and if you're not exactly musically gifted, don't hesitate to get involved. The most interesting part of this event is perhaps the fact that the audience determines who takes home the cash prizes!
Attend an art auction
Music, food, and extraordinary art is in store for the guests of ArtsJunktion's 4th annual Art Auction on May 29 at Manitoba Hydro Place. Creative types won't want to miss this opportunity to mingle with some of Manitoba's finest talents. ArtsJunktion is a non-profit organization in support of redistributing materials to artists that can reuse them, and admission to this event is on a donation basis. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the auction starts at 7:30 p.m.
Sew much fun
The Just a Needle and Thread exhibit at the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library showcases interesting items made by people from different backgrounds throughout Manitoba, using — you guessed it — just a needle and thread. It's a truly telling collection of the creative diversity that exists in our province. The last days to visit the exhibit before it closes are this Tuesday and Wednesday.
Become a sushi foodie
Whether you're a sushi lover yourself or just looking to impress someone special with your Japanese culinary skills, it's a good idea to learn the art of sushi-making from the experts. The Food Studio is Winnipeg's best hands-on cooking and baking resource, and a traditional sushi-making class is just one of many types of classes they offer throughout the year. At the May 27 course, you'll spend three hours learning how to make sushi and several other authentic Japanese appetizers from an experienced chef in a unique atmosphere.
Talk to other book-lovers
Websites such as goodreads.com are a great resource for book reviews and recommendations, but there's something to be said about having a stimulating in-person discussion with people who have recently read the same book. On May 28, join Joanne Kelly in the atrium at McNally Robinson Booksellers at Grant Park for the Shaw TV & McNally Robinson Book Club. Unlike many book clubs, readers are welcome to join this one any time, and there's no need to make a regular commitment — just come when you can! Tuesday evening's topic is Yannick Murphy's novel, The Call. See you at 7 p.m.!
a new kind
Through a series of parodies and a cast of honest characters such as Jasmine — a pregnant young woman with a troubled past, who is terrified of what the future holds for her unborn child — Jail Baby challenges many of the widely held myths about criminalized women. Far from your average theatre performance in many ways, Jail Baby offers a distinct style of entertainment that is all at once moving, uplifting, and unexpectedly funny. The last opportunity to see Jail Baby is today at the Pay What You Can matinee.