What's Up In WPG: July 28-30

July 28 | Canada Summer Games Kick-Off | 7 p.m.

Bell MTS Place hosts “We Are Canada!,” featuring Serena Ryder, Coeur de Pirate and The Bros. Landreth, who will perform with a youth chorus from StudioWorks and young dancers in a special collaboration with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The ceremony will also include sports celebrities and Canada Games alumni. Tickets cost $25-$39.

July 28 | Indigo Arrows: Block Printing Workshop | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join designer Destiny Seymour of Indigo Arrows for a half-day block printing workshop inspired by the Manitoba Museum’s Indigenous archaeology collections. Costs $89 ($84 for Manitoba Museum members) and includes all materials and refreshments.

July 28 | Ballet in the Park | 7:30 p.m.

The final night for one of our city’s favourite summertime traditions. With pre-show activities and food trucks serving up everything from fish n’ chips to gelato, it’s a great way to spend a summer evening at Assiniboine Park with family and friends.

July 28 | Zombie Night at Shaw Park

Halloween may be three months away, but the Winnipeg Goldeyes are getting in the spirit early with their third annual Zombie Night. Fans are encouraged to wear their best zombie costumes and makeup to the park, where concessions will include Blood Mini Donuts, Zombie Brain Fries, and Zombie Cocktails. Following the game, all humans and zombies will be treated to a spectacular fireworks show.

July 28 – 30 | Winnipeg Fringe Festival

It’s the final weekend to take in some of the country’s best independent theatre. With more than 30 venues hosting 180 shows (not to mention the beer gardens, merchant vendors, street performers and food trucks) there are plenty of ways to pass your weekend in the Exchange.

July 28 – 30 | Real Love Music Fest

The Real Love crew is back with their fourth annual music festival, this time with a new venue. This year’s extravaganza will take place at Ignite Retreats in Teulon, which boasts beautiful scenery, shaded camping in the forest, a communal fire pit, a beautiful stage in the woods, and hiking trails for afternoon adventures. The lineup features Widowspeak, Radiation Flowers, Micah Erenberg Band and too many more to name. Weekend passes are $60 and include camping (Friday day passes cost $30 and Saturday day passes cost $40).

July 28 – 30 | Gimli Film Festival

A little ways beyond Teulon, Gimli is hosting its 17th annual film festival. In addition to an impressive lineup of hot new documentary and feature films (not to mention some local gems), the festival will screen classics like Footloose, The Neverending Story, and Hitchcock’s The Birds. There’s also a ton of other fun events to take part in, and – of course – the ever-popular beach screenings.

July 29 | Painted in Light | 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Experience our city’s history in an entirely new way, as archival research is merged with projection mapping to bring back ghost signs throughout the Exchange District. As part of the night, the Travelling Sign Painters will be performing a live session on the Forth rooftop patio under the Milday Chocolates Sign.

July 29 | Folklorama Kick-Off Party at Memorial Park | 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A free family-friendly event featuring children’s activities, drumming workshops, cultural and sporting demonstrations, musical performances and a new wine and beer area.

July 30 | Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden | 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy the very best of the local jazz scene surrounded by blooming flowers, flowing fountains, and beautiful works of art. This weekend’s featured artist is Chuck Copenace.

July 30 | Summer Music Series at The Lyric Theatre | 7 p.m.

Assiniboine Park’s Lyric Theatre presents a free outdoor concert featuring Stevie Wonder Tribute Band Nu Frequency.

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