Five Ways to Exchange – August 11, 2017

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line.

THE STAGE

Rodriguez at the Centennial Concert Hall on Sunday, August 13

The subject of the Oscar-winning documentary film, Searching for Sugar Man, Detroit singer/songwriter Rodriguez, hits the gorgeous Centennial Concert Hall stage on Sunday night for an intimate concert experience. After releasing a pair of records in the early ‘70s, Rodriguez faded into obscurity until his songs became hits in South Africa, and upon the release of the 2012 documentary, he found fame throughout the rest of the world.    

Visit centennialconcerthall.com for more information.

THE DRINKS

Cordova Tapas & Wine

If you haven’t been to the Exchange District’s newest watering hole, pop over to 93 Albert Street this weekend for a wide selection of wine from France, Spain and Italy (and a decent selection of beer as well). If you’re looking for something to nibble on while taking a few sips, Cordova mixes local farm grown vegetables with European flavours and spices.  

Visit cordovatapas.bar for more information. 

THE SCENT

Coal and Canary Candle Company     

What started as a project between two Winnipeg friends has turned into a product that has appeared in gift bags at the Oscars and the Grammys. Not only do Coal and Canary candles look great, but they smell natural and beautiful. Pop over to their new storefront at 73 Princess Street to get in on the international scentsation.

Visit coalandcanary.com for more information.  

THE TOUR

Design Quarter Winnipeg Tour

Engage with local fashion designers, transform personal artwork into wearable buttons at the button-making workshop, and taste deliciously designed food and cocktails that pay extra attention to detail on the Design Quarter Winnipeg tour! Tonight’s special interactive stops include an activity at Hut K involving designed objects and furniture, a behind the scenes tour of Bronuts, a pasta-making demo and sampler at The Mitchell Block and a tour of Forth (and a specially designed cocktail), so get out there and get creatively woke!

Book your tour now!

THE DISPLAY

Revisions at Video Pool’s Poolside Gallery   

Featuring four new works by the recipients of Video Pool’s New Artist in Media Art Award and the Media Production Fund, Revisions is a series of immersive multi-media gallery experience exploring “temporal instability and a re-imagining of the progression of time” from Andrea Roberts, Colby Richardson, Michelle Wilson, and Natalie Baird + Jillian Groening.

Visit videopool.org for more information.