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 email@example.com with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line.
Women’s Open Mic Comedy at Wee Johnny’s/Ladies Night at Forth
On the first Friday of every month, head over to Wee Johnny’s (177 McDermot) to check out Women’s Open Mic Comedy, hosted by the always incredible Dana Smith. If you’re a comedian, show up by 8pm to register, as this no cover show starts right at 8:30! Don’t forget to bring your donations of pads/tampons, which will go to women’s shelters. After you’ve spent Friday night in stitches, come dance them out at Forth (171 McDermot) the first Saturday of every month at Ladies Night! This weekend is a special Pride event featuring projected art, giveaways from Xodohtronu Clothing and DJs C8e, Super Shonek, Jordan and Slow Grind, all for only $10.
First Fridays Art Talk/Art Walk – Can Good Design Save Your Life?
While shops and galleries stay open late, you can also grab dinner at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café and be witness to a lively, informal talk followed by a guided walk through the best galleries and studios in the Exchange from 6-9pm. This month artist and teacher Darren Stebeleski talks design and how it can save your life!
Visit firstfridayswinnipeg.org for more information on reserving a ticket.
Alleyways Market in the Exchange
The Distillery, Luckgirl Pop-Up and The Exchange District BIZ are bringing back last year’s distinctly Exchange take on the outdoor market! It’s one part farmer’s market, one part design exhibition, and one part curated pop-up shop, and it takes place from 4-10pm on June 2 in the alleyway on Elgin Avenue.
Visit alleywaysmarket.ca more info.
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! There’s a special First Fridays tour tonight, in addition to regular tours on June 9 and 16, so get out there and get creatively woke!
Annual Curated Student Exhibition at aceartinc
Check out the up and coming work of such artists as Bryn Vargas, Danielle Fenn, Carolyne Kroeker and Ekene Maduka at aceartinc’s annual student exhibit, on now at 2-290 McDermot Avenue until June 9.
Visit aceart.org for more information.