What's Up In WPG: Sept. 29 - Oct. 1

September 29 + 30 | Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival 

Check out the last couple days of Winnipeg’s annual writers festival, featuring workshops, readings and keynotes. The event wraps up Saturday evening with a jazz-meets-poetry open mic night at Centre culturel franco-manitobain. Get more info online

September 30 | Nuit Blanche Winnipeg | 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Billed as a free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art from dusk til dawn, Nuit Blanche is basically a great excuse to get out of the house, stroll the streets and stay out until the wee hours of the morning. Art City’s Winnipeg Love (Bronuts), the Nuit Blanche Bike Jam (782 Main Street) and Le Nuit Blanche Rendezvous (an all-night parking lot party at 151-171 Princess Street) are only a few of the ~100 installations throughout St. Boniface, Downtown and the Exchange District.

September 30 | Culture Days at The WAG | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kick off Culture Days by exploring the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and be sure to make time for their newest exhibit: INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE. Taking over 10,000 square feet of the gallery – both indoor and outdoor space – the exhibition includes 12 commissioned works from artists across Canadian territories and nations.

October 1 | Kitchen Kumite: Clash of Pans | 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

After last weekend’s quarterfinals, Winnipeg’s brand new Iron Chef-style cooking competition will wrap up with the semifinals and finals on Sunday. Of the four remaining teams, only one can be named King of the Kitchen. Who will it be?

All weekend | Twyla Tharp’s The Princess and The Goblin

Presented by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Twyla Tharp’s critically-acclaimed story ballet is a dazzling romp through a fantastical world where goblins reign and courageous children battle for good over evil.​ Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, at the Centennial Concert Hall.

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