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The Winnipeg Fringe Festival continues this week until July 30. Among the 190 shows in the festival are The Beer Show: aka A Brief History of Beer at the King’s Head Pub, or if you have kids, African Folktales with Erik de Wall, in which animal puppets tell stories from South Africa. For more information: winnipegfringe.com.
Catch a dream
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is hosting The Dream Catchers on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The musical includes a mix of hip hop, spoken word and folk music combined with contemporary and Indigenous dance. It explores the themes of reconciliation, inclusion and the environment. Admission is free.
The Gimli Film Festival begins Wednesday, it includes a mix of features, documentaries and short films. Check out the free RBC Sunset Beach Screenings and Hot Docs In the Name of All Canadians Screening. Individual film tickets are $10, full festival passes are $75 — screenings run until July 30. For more information, visit gimlifilm.com.
Let the games begin
The Canada Summer Games commence with the opening ceremony Friday at 7 p.m. at Bell MTS Place. Approximately 4000 athletes and coaches will take part in 250 events in 16 sports in Winnipeg, Gimli and Kenora, Ont. The games run until August 13. For ticket prices and other info, visit canadagames.ca.
Listen to the music
In conjunction with the Canada Summer Games, there will be musical performances at The Forks. This Saturday, Attica Riots, Serena Rider and Kardinal Offishall, to name a few, are playing at Festival Park. For more information, visit theforks.com.
The Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Folklorama Kick-Off is Saturday at Memorial Park from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There will be a Bell MTS Marketplace, interactive children’s activities, cultural and sporting demonstrations, plus a beer and wine area. Admission is free. Folklorama begins Aug. 6.
Down and dirty
Mud Hero Winnipeg 2017 takes place Saturday. The six-kilometer race includes more than 16 obstacles, a lot of mud and an after-party. Wave times are from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hill Top Resort — 50 minutes north of the city on Highway 59. Registration is $84 before July 28.
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