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summer calendar A guide to the season’s hottest events Jun 11–21 — TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival Catch performances by big names like Esperanza Spalding. 204‐989‐4656 or jazzwinnipeg.com Jun 12 — Ed Sheeran British superstar brings soulful, folkinspired pop to the MTS Centre. 1‐855‐985‐5000 Jun 12–21 — Red River Exhibition Annual fair features rides, displays, carnival food, concerts, petting zoo and art show. 204-888-6990 Jun 15 — Shania Twain Canadian country superstar makes a stop on her final tour. MTS Centre, 1‐855‐985‐5000. Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival JUNE Jun 3–Aug 29 — Yoga in the Park Stretch every Mon and Thu in Memorial Park and Millennium Library Park. Visit downtownwinnipegbiz.com Jun 4 & 5 — Flatlander’s Beer Festival Tasting festival celebrating the world’s best brews. MTS Centre. 1‐855‐985‐5000 Jun 4–7 — Winnipeg International Children’s Festival Circus tents at The Forks feature family entertainment. 204‐958-4730 Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 — Downtown Farmers’ Market Locally made crafts, vegetables and more. Thu starting Jun 4. Manitoba Hydro Place, visit downtownwinnipegbiz.com Jun 4–19 — Rainbow Stage Catch the musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, under a domed stage in Kildonan Park. 204-989-5261 Jun 4–27 — Shakespeare in the Ruins A tale of love and imperial conquest, Antony & Cleopatra, is performed. Visit pte.mb.ca Russian Pavilion, Folklorama Jun 5 — Film night at the Winnipeg Art Gallery An overview of films featuring the classical world is hosted by Laurence Broadhurst from the University of Winnipeg. Rush seating. 204-786-6641 Jun 5, Jul 3 & Aug 7 — First Fridays in the Exchange Shops and galleries open their doors to the public from 5-9 pm. Free. 204-942-6716, firstfridayswinnipeg.org Jun 5–14 — Pride Winnipeg Festival Hit the streets for the annual celebration of LGBTTQ history, rights, and freedoms. Pride Parade noon Jun 14, Legislative Building. Visit pridewinnipeg.com. Jun 5–Aug 8 — Celebrations Dinner Theatre Musical comedy Modern Family Vacation spoofs the hit tv show. 204-982-8282, celebrations.ca Jun 8, 12, 15 & 16 — FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada Winnipeg hosts players from the world’s top soccer teams. Seven matches to take place at Investor’s Group Field. winnipeg.fwwc2015.ca Jun 20 — Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration A day of family friendly fun including artisan market and performances by Don Amero. The Forks, aboriginaldaylive.ca Jun 20 — Manitoba Highland Gathering Catch piping, drumming and highland dancing at this Selkirk festival. manitobahighlandgathering.org Jun 24–28 — Cirque du Soleil Varekai Acrobatic feats in an awe-inducing familyfriendly show. MTS Centre. 1‐855‐985‐5000 or ticketmaster.ca Jun 30–Jul 1 — Osborne Village Canada Day Street Festival Block party featuring vendors, food and entertainment. osbornevillage.com JULY Jul 1 — Canada Day at The Forks Free, family-friendly live music and entertainment. Latenight fireworks. 204-957-7618, theforks.com Jul 9–12 — Winnipeg Folk Festival Music festival featuring local and big-name talent like Wilco, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Arlo Guthrie. 204-231-0096, winnipegfolkfestival.ca Jul 10–12 — Soca Reggae Festival A weekend of music and dance. Old Market Square. socareggaefestival.ca Photography: Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival by Brett Howe; Russian Pavilion courtesy of Folklorama 8 ciao! / june/july / two thousand fifteen