Join us for the Sharpe Sisters Hangups and Hobbies exhibition reception on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Sharpe Sisters have added to their love of musical harmonies with a new combination of harmonic Hangups & Hobbies — photography, painting and woodworking. They achieve harmony in a singular fashion by putting their hobbies together. The combination of their talents clearly shows their passion for nature through the eyes of a lens, a paintbrush, and woodworking tools
Exhibition dates: January 29, 2019, to March 2, 2019
Contact Portage & District Arts Centre
More Info http://www.portageartscentre.ca
SAVE THE DATE: March 30th, 2019 (7:00-10:00pm)
Fort la Reine Museum's first trivia night fundraiser will transport you to the 1920s and 30s during the Prohibition Era! Engage in some "illegal" gambling at the silent auction table and jazz up your evening with a few cocktails.
Travel back in time to the 1920s during the Prohibition and sneak into the speakeasy that just popped up down the street. Sample some "illegal" drinks, "gamble" at the silent auction table or with the 50/50 draw, and test your team trivia skills! All proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards operating the Fort la Reine Museum in 2019.
Silent auction and 50/50 draw
Cash prizes for winning trivia teams
Prize for best 1920s costume
Cash bar, free snacks
$160 a table (seats up to 8 people) or $25 a seat! Shhhh... don't tell the fuzz!
More information to come in 2019. Please follow the Fort la Reine Museum on Facebook for regular updates.
Contact Madison Connolly
More Info http://www.flrmuseum.com
The Snowed In Comedy Tour has turned in to a Canadian success story, celebrating its eleventh year. In a market still dominated by American acts with American TV credits a small Canadian comedy tour has managed to succeed. Like the Tragically Hip they have done it by touring and making more and more people laugh year after year. The tour has now performed in Australia, The US, France, and Switzerland. The 2018 tour received numerous Standing Ovations and was the most successful to date. It has now grown to become the biggest comedy tour in Canada. Playing in 65 cities this year coast to coast.
Four international comedians come together to create one amazing show with each bringing a unique and hilarious take providing something for everyone. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn returns as well as the Great Canadian Laugh Off winner, Paul Myrehaug. 5 time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee Pete Zedlacher is back. Erica Sigurdson from the Debaters joins us for the first time.
5-time nominee of the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up
Sirius XM's nation-wide comedy competition earning him the title of Sirius XM's Top Comic
8 appearances at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival
Halifax And Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Winner of Canadian Competition at Just for Laughs
Comedy special on comedy network
Opened for Rob Schneider, Russell Peters
Best of Fest Moncton Comedy Festival
TV Special on Check TV
CBCs the Debators
$25,000 Great Canadian Laugh off winner
Just For Laughs, Comedy Now on CTV
40+ appearances on the Debaters
Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Just for Laughs
Halifax Comedy Festival
THE STAMPEDERS ~ IN CONCERT
‘They're on their way, to the city lights’ ... and, THE predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits: Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady, Devil You, Monday Morning Choo Choo, Minstrel Gypsy, Hit the Road Jack and, of course, the quintessential Canadian – and Hall of Fame – song, Sweet City Woman! A veritable soundtrack to a whole generation that will ‘carry you home’ ... maybe not to Birmingham ... but back to a time of tie-dyed t-shirts and elevator shoes, 15¢ coffee and homemade apple pie, dating and dreaming ... By the time The Stampeders get to the first chorus of the first song, everyone will be singing along.
No seventies group represented Canada's musical identity to the world like The Stampeders. A quick look at Canada's music scene from 1971 until 1976 confirms The Stampeders were truly the country's international musical ambassadors, touring more extensively in Canada and overseas than any other Canadian group during that time. In 1977 the trio: Rich Dodson (lead guitar), Kim Berly (drums) and Ronnie King (bass) parted company but reunited, fittingly at the Calgary Stampede, 15 years later in 1992. Since then they’ve been recognized by SOCAN for their Lifetime Achievement, been inducted into the SOCAN Songwriters Hall of Fame on five occasions and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for their 1971 seminal hit Sweet City Woman.
The enduring musical legacy of The Stampeders... 'better catch a noon train, better get there for a rock 'n' rolling good time!’
Janzen Boys- Father and son trio, got their start busking as a rootsy, harmony-singing family. Their unique flare and style is somthing to be seen as the trio entertaines with their musical style.
Ila Barker- Singer-songwriter Ila continues to take Winnipeg by storm with her unique lyrics and large personality. With soul and a voice well beyond her years, Ila has been building her career organiclly.
Mika Dawn- Mika is a well-known southern sweetheart who has captivated audiences from a very young age. Since she began writing her own music at the age of 15, her sweet vocals and honest story-telling has left audiences entranced.
Casati has found their own voice as a unique blend of folk and jazz that strikes a balence between sincere and direct words elevated by musical inventiveness. A delightful listening experence.
Chloé and Janelle - Main Stage at The Glesby
Saturday, Mar 09, 2019 at 7:30 PM
A synchronistic musical style, cellist Chloé Dominguez and pianist Janelle Fung make even the most complex music written for these two instruments seem effortless and fluid. This duo truly brings a beautiful presentation of the cello and piano literature.
Buy tickets at the Glesby box office, at 204-239-4848, or at www.eventbrite.ca.
More Info https://www.eventbrite.ca/d/canada--portage-la-prairie/glesby-centre/
Community Foundation of Portage & District will celebrate 25 years in our community & award the $250,000 Impact grant to one deserving not for profit.
Stay tuned for more details.
Contact Community Foundation of Portage & District
More Info http://www.cfpdi.ca
Central Plains Cancer Services
Contact Sharilyn Knox
Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival
Friday, August 23
Saturday, August 24
Sunday, August 25
Cottonwood Acres, 33165 PR 331, 2.5 km east of junction of Highways 240 & 331
Share in the warmth of an authentic grassroots festival, featuring some of the very best Manitoba musicians playing over an entire weekend.
Experience the true heart and spirit of the prairies, while walking the winding nature trails, enjoying the wild pollinator garden, and discovering the magical assortment of trees.
Dance the night away, bring an instrument and join a jam session, or perform at an open mic in the quaint red barn. Fun for all ages!
Check out the interactive workshops and "Creative Corner" art station, plus "Artisan Alley" featuring a variety of artwork and handmade gems.
Food vendors will cater to a variety of tastes (picnics are welcome).
Free tent camping Friday & Saturday with weekend pass. Tickets, performers, and details at whoopandhollar.com.
Photo Credit to Jani Witoski.
For details contact Josh Wright Artistic Director/Outreach Coordinator VP/Co-Founder Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
Open Mic & Jam Night
Friday, February 22
Friday, March 29
Friday, April 26
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
In partnership with Badlands Promotions, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #65, Sawmill Tea + Coffee Co., and Visions of Independence Inc., Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival presents the second season of its highly popular live entertainment series – featuring YOU!
Come celebrate local artistic talent during a fun evening of performances (7-9 pm) followed by a public jam session (9-11 pm). Bring your instruments and voices for the jam. If you want to perform, show up early (doors open at 6:30).
Anything goes: music, song, dance, theatre, comedy, poetry, hip hop, literature, visual art – you name it. Cover by donation. Food and beverage for purchase. Fun for all ages.
More information can be found at whoopandhollar.com/open-mic-jam-night.