MayWorks Festival Begins – Exciting week ahead

Posted May 2nd, 2014

MayWorks is off to a great start with the holding of the annual May Day March followed by a successful May Day Cabaret at the King’s Head Pub.

An exciting week is in store and it features one of the highlights of the Festival – the tribute concert to the late Pete Seeger featuring some of Winnipeg’s finest musicians on Friday, May 9. And on Saturday, May 10 MayWorks features one of its signature events: The Festival of Mandolins.

Monday, May 5
Cinco De Mayo Poetry

7 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers in the Atrium
1120 Grant Avenue
Admission is free

A people’s holiday event featuring Mexican Poetry read in Spanish by Liliana Romanowski and in English by John H. Baillie. Also new and selected poetry by Winnipeg activist poet Ron Romanowski author of Incantations from the Republic of Fire

For more information contact Ron Romanowski at 204-667-6802.

Thursday, May 8
Open House: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba office

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Social Enterprise Centre
765 Main St.
Refreshments served

Celebrate CCPA’s community-based and labour research and new location! CCPA is pleased to join Winnipeg’s social cluster at the Social Enterprise Centre. The Social Enterprise Centre, is an innovation cluster for social enterprises (SE), formed and operated by the three social enterprise partners: BUILD, Manitoba Green Retrofit, and Pollock’s Hardware Cooperative.

Thursday, May 8 (and other dates – see below)
“Labour of Love” Art Exhibit and Musical Performances
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Featuring Jamil the DJ
Studio Wall
8-791 Wall Street
Free Event

Celebrate the works of West End Artists in their “Labour of Love” with the blank canvas, songbook and dance floor. Featuring Artwork by Sue Hoang and Wai Tien and Musical Performances from Jamil the DJ, Jonathan Seburn and local guest DJs and musicians.

“Labour of Love” continues with performances on:

Friday, May 9 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, May 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. with Jamil the DJ;
Thursday, May 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Jamil the DJ
Friday, May 23 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, May 24 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. with DJ Jonathan Seburn

For more information 204-807-6989

Friday, May 9
Pete Seeger Tribute Concert

Doors at 7 p.m. Concert at 8 p.m.
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Muriel Richardson Auditorium
Tickets $20 available at Organic Planet, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store or at the Door

Featuring: Heather Bishop, Leonard Podolak, Nathan Rogers, Sweet Alibi, Jessee Havey, Red Moon Road, Keith Dyck

Saturday, May 10
Festival of Mandolins

8 p.m.
Ukrainian Labour Temple – 595 Pritchard
Tickets $15 at the door

The Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra and guest performers present the Festival of Mandolins at one of Winnipeg’s most historic and unique venues.

For more information contact Brent Stearns at 204-488-1008