Looking for things to do this week? Check out the list of events at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, in Winnipeg.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Small Works Gallery Opening features Sue Gordon (7:30 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Gordon’s body of work (prints and encaustic works) focuses on the ties between land, prairie architecture and memory, as well as our relationship with the weather.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Café Politique: “Understanding Manitoba Politics and Elections” (7 p.m. in the Atrium) – Panelists will include Dr. Gerald Friesen (Professor of History, University of Manitoba), Dr. Jared Wesley (Assistant Professor of Political Studies, University of Manitoba) and Dan Lett ( Columnist, The Winnipeg Free Press). Seating is limited. Please RSVP to wesley (at) cc.umanitoba.ca or call 204.474.6410. For more information on the Café Politique series, click here.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The Art of Jazz with Owen Clark featuring Janice Finlay (7:30 p.m. in the Travel Alcove) – Jazz artist Finlay will discuss her personal composition process with a particular focus on the craft of melody writing. Host Owen Clark is a drummer, vocalist, percussionist, bass player, composer, historian, author, and radio announcer.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Rae Bridgman (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Launch of “Kingdom of Trolls.” Bridgman is the author and illustrator of kids’ fantasy adventure novels. This Professor in the Department of City Planning, in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, has published extensively in her field and been the recipient of many grants.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Darcia Senft and James Hickerson (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Singer/Songwriter performance
Saturday, February 12, 2011
−Ken McGoogan (1-2 p.m. by the Cash Desk) – Signing “How the Scots Invented Canada.” Today, almost five million Canadians identify themselves as Scottish, and their influence is felt throughout the land. Starting with his own deep roots in Scotland and early Canada, Ken McGoogan has created a lively, entertaining narrative that focuses on more than 60 Scots who have led the way in shaping this country. McGoogan is a bestselling author, prominent historical biographer and multi-award winner.
−Bob Watts Trio (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Jazz performance
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Keith Hyde (2 p.m. in the Atrium) – Launch of “Concepts of Power in Kierkegaard and Nietzsche.” This book situates Kierkegaard in direct dialogue with Nietzsche on the topic of power and authority. Dr. Hyde currently teaches at University College of the North, Thompson, Manitoba, where he specializes in interdisciplinary discourse between English literature, theology and philosophy with an emphasis on the 19th century.
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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