Emilie Chartier, fiddler (CBC)
Manitoba's Culture Days is in its second year, with more than 230 events taking place all over the province. Major arts groups such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra are participating again, along with small studios and individual artists.
SCENE brings you five things you should know about Culture Days:
- You can go to the Winnipeg Art Gallery at 2:00 am. It's part of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg, in which galleries and studios stay open from 6:00 pm Saturday evening to 6:00 am Sunday morning - yes, all night long.
- You have the choice of 30 Culture Days events in Flin Flon. This northern town is leading the pack, but many other communities in Manitoba are joining in on the fun.
- You can learn how to clog in the space of just one hour with fiddlers and dancers from L'Ensemble folklorique de la Riviere Rouge in St. Boniface. Lots of workshops and how-to classes will be part of Culture Days.
- You can participate in a "Random Act of Culture" at half-time at the Bombers game. In the meantime, get out there and practice those random acts of culture.
- You can follow eccentric artist Jordan van Sewell as he points out the hidden treasures of South Point Douglas. Many other neighborhoods, gardens and parks are offering guided tours.
Keep your eyes on SCENE because we'll be covering Culture Days in the coming weeks.