Five Ways to Exchange – June 16, 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 [email protected] with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line.

THE STAGE

2017 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival @ The Cube

It feels like we’re finding new ways to start off summer in the Exchange every weekend, but everyone knows the party season begins during Jazz Fest! While it started yesterday, you can start the weekend off right tonight at the Cube Stage in Old Market Square with free music from The Dixieland Society of Upper Beale Street at 6, followed by soulful dance machines Vox Populi and Retro Rhythm Review, salsa veterans Combo Latino, the magical Mariachi Ghost and the Dirty Catfish Brass Band! And remember – free music at The Cube continues nightly

Visit jazzwinnipeg.com for more information. 

THE EATS

Blufish Japanese Restaurant

With sushi that is “fresh, fanciful and beautifully presented” (Winnipeg Free Press), Blufish (179 Bannatyne Ave) is the perfect spot to grab lunch with friends, a romantic dinner, or a light bite! For the non-sushi fan, combination plates are also available with teriyaki beef, chicken and salmon dinners. 

Visit blufish.ca for a full menu. 

THE LOOK

dconstruct  

The eco-friendly jewelry made from recycled resin featured at dconstruct (84 ½ Albert Street) is designed and manufactured in Winnipeg, and inspired by nature and minimalist design. What would otherwise be waste from producers of sky lights, store fixtures and vending machine covers is now your new favourite piece of gorgeous and unique jewelry. Looking for something that doesn’t live around your neck or wrist? The shop also offers clocks, coasters, iPhone cases, and more!

Visit dconstruct.ca for more information.

THE TOUR

Capture the Exchange Photo Tour

Open your eyes to the best photo opportunities in the Exchange, with an hour long instructional session from an expert at PrairieView School of Photography! Whether you’re an expert or just starting out, you’ll learn the best angles to snap pics of our beautiful heritage buildings, and why they’re built the way they are. Tours run Thursday evenings from now until August and are only $25/person, so book yours today!

Book your tour now!

THE DISPLAY

New Works by Laura Harris at Mayberry Fine Art

Victoria, BC mixed media artist and painter Laura Harris lends her latest works to Mayberry Fine Art (212 McDermot Ave) for an exhibit that showcases her beautifully imperfect worldview. “I try and create what I ache for,” the artist says on her website. “Painting for me is not work, it’s an essential part of living.” Wonderful and sad, hopeful and beautiful, you have until June 24 to view these incredible works in person.

Visit mayberryfineart.com ma more information.