(Lillico Confluence 5, Fluidity, Transience and Flux – A Father/Daughter Reaction)
To May 7 — Sunrise Train at Woodlands Gallery is a solo exhibition of paintings and a book/CD release titled “Paint Songs” by Steve Coffey.
To May 20 — The Full Catastrophe at ace art inc. features photos by artist Karen Asher, which capture movement, gesture and abstraction of bodies through humour and horror.
May 6-Jun 30— The Fire Throws Sparks – 20th Anniversary Exhibition, includes a group exhibition at Urban Shaman Gallery, a two-day symposium as well as a gala event.
May 6-27 — Catch Order and Disorder at MAWA, where paintings, sculptures and mixed media by the MAWA Artist Mothers Group depict chaos and beauty within a disorderly life.
May 6-Jun 18 — Hivemind: Print + Performance at Martha Street Studio features artists from across the country who combine printmaking and performance in their art practice. The artists explore movement, repetition, replication, and ritual in their work.
May 21-30 — See The Calm and the Fury by Lily Lim and Paul Toews at the Blankstein Gallery. Paintings reveal both the serene and tempestuous aspects of the natural world.
To Jun 19 — In No Time Left To Start Again/The Birth and Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Poetry at Plug In ICA, artist Allen Ruppersberg invites audiences to file through clipped articles that contain the history of rock and roll music in North America.
Jun 2-29 — At Wayne Arthur Gallery, Gerd Behrendt and Angela Lillico exhibit their love of nature through paintings in Fluidity, Transience and Flux – A Father/Daughter Reaction.
(Nicholas Burns- Beconia- Sandbar Willow)
Manitoba Landscapes: Beauty and Hope at cre8ery is a collection of paintings inspired by nature. Canadian-based artist Nicholas Burns uses scenery to represent the intersection between physical reality and human understanding. Through his paintings, Burns revives a renewed appreciation for nature, a sense of solitude and freedom, and a love and connection to the land. Jun 9-21, 2nd floor – 125 Adelaide St., 204‑944‑0809
(Marc Chagall, The Poet with the Birds, 1911. Oil on canvas, 73.03 x 99.7 cm. Minneapolis Institute of Art. Bequest of Putnam Dana McMillan, 61.36.7)
The latest collaboration by the National Gallery of Canada and Winnipeg Art Gallery features 42 lithograph prints that showcase Russian-born artist Marc Chagall’s unique style. The series explores the tale of lovers Daphnis & Chloé written by the Greek poet Longus. Known for his use of colour, Chagall is considered a pioneer of modernism. These vibrant pieces created in the 1950’s were inspired by the great love of his life, Valentina. Runs May 20-Sep 11, 300 Memorial Blvd, 204-786-6641, Map 1: P-3
Folio Cafe courtesy CMU
These little-known, out of the way, or surprising locales offer stellar eats for city explorers.
Applejacks from Gunn’s Bakery
While plenty of Winnipeggers are eager for the next new thing, certain odd local loves have complete staying power.
Chef Hu Guoguang, owner Tony Chow, and chef Pan Yewen. Photo by Ian McCausland.
Like many first and second generation immigrants, owner Tony Chow of North Garden Restaurant has incorporated Manitoba ingredients into traditional recipes. The result is serendipitous Canadian-Chinese fusion food. During pickerel season, the local lakefish is simmered in a light and fresh watercress soup, stir fried with gaai laan, and bathed in rich chile oil. For North Garden’s customers, each meal is both familiar comfort and culinary adventure, often within a single menu page. 6-33 University Cres, 204‑275‑2591
This posh promenade has long epitomized elegant charm, with clusters of locally-owned shops, character homes and century-old trees lining the street. Drink java and tea from around the globe at Cornelia Bean. Shelves are stocked with loose teas, like rare tung ting oolong, grown in Vietnam, and freshly roasted coffee beans. For Manitoba made eco-friendly skincare products, head to Tiber River Naturals. Scent‑acular products like cucumber wasabi lotion and bellini bath bombs use ingredients such as Canola oil to moisturize skin. Moulé is a high-end haven for the style-savvy. This well-edited store carries dresses, pants and shoes from brands like Ted Baker and Rachel Mara, along with luxury housewares by Claude Dozorme. Fashion-forward glamour is what you’ll find at Joan’s. The antidote to cookie-cutter fashion, this treasure trove carries one-of-a-kind necklaces, clutch bags and silky dresses (pictured). Down the road at Portico Indoor & Outdoor Living, find recycled, sustainable and fair trade home décor. Celebrate spring with outdoor floral toss cushions or iron chairs made from aged metal.
Photo courtesy Winnipeg Comedy Festival
The annual Winnipeg Comedy Festival celebrates 15 years of hilarity with an anniversary fest packed with big names and big laughs. Headliners include Louie Anderson, Norm MacDonald, Kevin Nealon, and Canadian comic Brent Butt of Corner Gas fame. See stand up comedians perform in a variety of venues, from free shows to comedy galas, including Gastrocomique, a multi-course meal followed by an intimate comedy show, and CBC’s The Debaters. Also look out for special events like Weird Al Karaoke, or French-English improv show, Lost in Translation, Perdu en Quoi? Visit winnipegcomedyfestival.com for full schedule and tickets.
Photo by Vince Pahkala
Founded by choreographer Peter Quanz, Q Dance showcases a group of talented dancers from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. This year’s production, Untitled, invites the audience into the creative process, with works in progress shown alongside polished ballets. Performed in modern dress with minimal staging, choreography is innovative and engrossing. Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith St, rwb.org, 204‑956‑2792
Indulge in everyone’s favourite craving during Ciao! magazine’s month-long Chocolatefest presented by The Forks Market. This cocoa powered celebration showcases signature sweets from bakeries, cafes, and restaurants around the city, all for a set price. Decadent highlights from last year’s event include chocolate bacon pancakes, chocolate cherry perogies, and bison chili spiced with mole. Visit ciaowinnipeg.com for more information.
Photo courtesy Marion Street Eatery
With gourmet renditions of homey dishes on trend, chefs are getting in touch with their inner child. These childhood favourites are all grown up.
Photo by Leif Norman
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Take the tots to the annual Festival of Fools at The Forks. This week long fun fest features wild and wacky performers with imaginative acts aimed at kids. See magicians, comedians, clowns, and even acrobats, like Gustavo the Impossibilist (pictured) and death defying group The Street Circus. Performances at 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm. For full schedule visit kidsfest.ca. The Forks Market, 1 Forks Market Rd, 204-958-4730