WINNIPEG − Looking for things to do this week? Check out the list of events at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, in Winnipeg.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
−Shaw TV and McNally Robinson Book Club hosted by Joanne Kelly (7 p.m. in the Atrium) – A new kind of book club open to everyone in Winnipeg. Book under discussion: Colm Toibin’s “Brooklyn.” Any questions? Email Joanne at joanne.kelly (at) sjrb.ca or John at McNally Robinson at events (at) grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca or call 453-0424, extension 227.
−Sharing Craft with the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library (7 p.m. in the Travel Alcove) – Skilled crafters from MCML invite beginners and veterans alike to come and share in a casual and creative atmosphere. Fibre art from Andee Penner and bobbin lace from Risé Thompson will be featured.
−David Dyment (7:30 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Speaking and signing “Doing the Continental: A New Canadian-American Relationship.” Dyment is a research associate at Carleton University in the Centre on North American Politics and Society. He has served on the staff of the governor general of Canada and was a senior policy adviser in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. As a media commentator, he has been heard on CBC News network, CTV Newsnet, Global TV, CBC Radio, Radio Canada, BBC World, and Radio Canada International.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
−Doug Nelson (7 p.m. in the Travel Alcove) – Topic: Ways to gain peace of mind in planning your financial affairs for a stress-free retirement. As a Master Financial Advisor (MFA) Nelson specializes in Real Wealth Management in the areas of Retirement Income Planning, Business Succession and Portfolio Construction. He is the author of “MASTER Your Retirement,” an educational book focused on decision making for advisors and their clients.
−Heather Bishop (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Launch of “My Face Is a Map of My Time Here: The Art of Heather Bishop.” Singer-songwriter, social activist, keynote speaker, visual artist and tradeswoman, Heather Bishop is a recipient of the Orders of Canada and Manitoba, as well as many other awards. She has championed women’s rights and the environment, spoken out against racism and homophobia, and helped to develop and teach one of the country’s first pre-trades training for women courses at Red River College.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Diana McIntosh (7 p.m. in the Atrium) – CD Launch of “Pinnacles.” The event will feature composer/performer Diana McIntosh on piano and voice, Laurel Ridd on flute and Vincent Ellin on bassoon.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Andrew Frohlich Trio (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Jazz performance
Saturday, February 26, 2011
−Community Vibes (2 p.m. in the Atrium) – Staged reading and discussion of an excerpt from “Not an Interview,” a new play written and directed by MDLULI., produced by Community Vibes, and featuring Lorraine James and Kim Zeglinski. The premiere is scheduled to run from February 24-26, 2011 at the Colin Jackson Theatre – PTE.
−Bob Watts Trio (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Jazz performance
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra: 2011-2012 Season Preview (2 p.m. in the Atrium) – WSO Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate and Executive Director Trudy Schroeder will announce the line-up of guest artists in each series – Masterworks, Matinée, Pops, Soundbytes and Concerts for Kids.
For more information on the events, call McNally Robinson Booksellers at 204-475-0483 or toll free at 1-800-561-1833.
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