Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Winnipeg may not be the throbbing, pulsing heart of the universe, but things other than murders do occasionally happen here. For those of you here in the Peg' with a bent for radical culture and protest here are a few upcomings....
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14: Down at the Drag, Winnipeg's local infoshop and coffee house the good folks of Mondragon(91 Albert St.) are holding a 'Valentine's Day Gourmet Dinner' . as they say, "Join us for an evening of mouthwatering dlectable delights made with love, compassion and organic and fair trade ingredients". This Valentine's Day will also be the kick-off of Fair Trade Manitoba's "One-Month Challenge". Get it off to a good start with a five course meal, inspired by Thai-Fusion. Dine by candlelight at two sittings: 6 pm and 8 pm. Book now at 946-5241 or by email at mondragon@mondragon.ca . Please leave a contact phone # and any special dietary requests.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16: Another day, another protest. This time it is the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) that will be denounced at a protest march starting at City hall at 12:30 pm and proceeding on a march to the legislative buildings at 1:00 pm. The yap, yap starts there at 1:30. Afterwards there will be a screening of the documentary 'Houdwinked: The Myth of Free Trade' and a concert with the group Entre Parenthesis. See Wake Up Winnipeg for more details.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17: A benefit for Winnipeg's upcoming DIY festival (see below) will happen at the Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre on the third floor of 91 Albert St.. Bands, karokee, food; it'll all be there. Come out and support Winnipeg's second annual DIY Festival and have a good time as well.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28: It's back to the Drag for this one as the Mondragon holds its monthly 'Jamming the Drag' presentation of Electronic and Experimental Music, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Hosted by Prof. Gordon Fitzell of the U. of M..
MARCH 10 TO 16: The second annual Winnipeg DIY festival will happen for a full week. From Monday to Friday 2 workshops per day will be held at the University of Winnipeg. On saturday and Sunday the venue will change over to the Red Road Lodge on Main and Logan . Lots of info on how to DIY on subjects from beer making, bike repair, books and paper making, personal health,etc.. The organizers are looking for those who might want to hold workshops. There will also be a "free store" where the prices are, of course, as reasonable as can be imagined ie free. Got anything you want to give away ? "Sell" it at the free store. More info at http://wpgdiyfest.org .
That's it for now. Don't forget to keep up with local radical events by downloading the local Info Usurpa Winnipeg bulletin, produced every Tuesday.

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