How do you introduce a newsletter called Community Calendar when a major blizzard may shut down the city and cancel all the events you've carefully formatted and turned into listings (below)?
You do what people have always done in this part of the world – make alternate plans, batten down the hatches and just get on with it.
So, with that said and with a Colorado low threatening to dump 30 to 50 centimetres of snow on southeastern Saskatchewan, southern Manitoba, North Dakota, Minnesota and northwest Ontario this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, I feel duty-bound to warn you all to make sure you check with ticket sellers and venues before you head out to any of this week's many events, shows, meetings, exhibitions and concerts.
With any luck, the worst of the coming storm will pass to the south and east of Winnipeg and our lives will proceed as normal while we deal with the not-unknown inconvenience of April snowfall.
If we do get hit full-force, I hope you all weather the storm safely and remember, this too shall melt...
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One of the purposes of this newsletter is to offer a select list of upcoming events and to encourage people to use our event submission page. If you want to learn more about what's going on in and around the city, please visit our Events listings page.
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Whatever Mother Nature may bring us, try to enjoy the week!
John Kendle, Managing editor, Canstar Community News
Seven Oaks Co-operative Vocational Education Open House • Maples Collegiate, 1330 Jefferson Ave., April 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Are you in Grade 12 or a recent high school graduate? Come check out our CVE Open House to learn about our 13 vocational programs: Automotive, aviation, building, culinary/hospitality, childcare, electrical, health care, heavy construction, horticulture, performing arts, plumbing/pipe trades, refrigeration/ac, sustainable energy.
Roblin Park Community Centre Annual General Meeting • April 19, 7 p.m., 640 Pepperloaf Cres. Volunteer appreciation event to follow. Residents within RPCC catchment area and those with children in the children's program having voting rights at the AGM. Click here to pre-register. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Orit Shimoni • Park Theatre, April 11, 8 p.m. With Keri Latimer and Jaxon Haldane. Tickets $25 at eventbrite.ca
Hot Water Music • Park Theatre, April 12, 8 p.m. With Screaming at Traffic, Dinner Club. Tickets $37.50 plus fees at ticketweb.ca
Harry Manx • West End Cultural Centre, April 13, 8 p.m. Tickets $25 plus fees at showpass.ca
Zoon • Good Will Social Club April 13, 7 p.m. With Lev Snowe, Carlo Capobianco. Tickets $15 plus fees at showpass.ca
Lyberal - Island Hum release party • King’s Head, April 14, 8 p.m. Tickets $50-$15 plus fees at showpass.ca
The Perpetrators • Park Theatre, April 14, 8 p.m. With The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir. Tickets $25 at eventbrite.ca
Rise Against • Canada Life Centre, April 14, 7:30 p.m. With Pennywise, rotting Out. Tickets $90.50 to $49.50 at ticketmaster.ca
Winnipeg Peace Benefit Concert • West End Cultural Centre, April 14, 8 p.m. Feat. The Small Glories, Ridley Bent, Erin Propp, Micah Erenberg, Scott Nolan, Keri Latimer. All proceeds go to support the International Red Cross - Humanitarian Missions. Tickets $20 plus at showpass.ca
Winnipeg Baroque Festival • Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, April 15, 7:30 p.m. – Canzona, Polycoro and Dead of Winter perform of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Tickets at deadofwinter.ca
Cancer Bats • Park Theatre, April 15, 8:30 p.m. With Comeback Kids + TBA. Tickets $30 plus fees at eventbrite.ca
Bluesapalooza • Park Theatre, April 16, 8 p.m – Feat. Blue Noise, DB adn the Deadbeats, Curtis Newton, Chris Ghidoni. Tickets $25 at eventbrite.ca, $30 door.
Winnipeg Musicians For Ukraine • Bulldog Event Center, April 17, noon. Raising funds to help raise funds for Ukraine. An afternoon with various Winnipeg bands from noon to 6 p.m. All ages event. Tickets $20 at eventbrite.ca
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club (234 Main St.) • April 12 – Lucinda Williams Tribute, 9 p.m. Feat. Madeleine Roger, Sierra Noble, Liam Duncan, Kris Ulrich, Austin Parachoniak, Joanna Miller. Tickets $22.85; April 14 – Bullrider, 9:30 p.m. Tickets $17.45; April 15, 9:30 p.m. – Little Miss Higgins launches The Fire Waltz; April 16, 9:30 p.m. – J.D. Edwards Band, 9:30 p.m. Tickets $17.45; April 17 - Big Dave McLean’s Sunday Night Jame. All tickets at eventbrite.ca
Out & About
Winnipeg Rock N’ Gem Show • Red River Exhibition Park, April 14-16, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; April 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $2/person, $5/family.
Jurassic Quest • RBC Convention Centre, April 15 and 16, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; April 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets $45 to $22 plus fees at jurassicquest.ca