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Winnipeg Underground Film Festival Screenings and Party


8pm - Winnipeg Underground Film Festival (WUFF) kicks off at Forth with the annual 90 Second screening, featuring ultra short films from Winnipeg and around the world at 

9:30pm -What's Beyond Nothing? a collection of analogue films and expanded cinema performances, featuring Kristen Reeves (US), and Davis Plett (MB)

10pm - 2am - 16mm dance party, featuring DJ Scott Fitzgerald and analogue film projections by Aaron Zeghers. And check out new video installations by Emma Mayer (MB) and Internet Vernacular (ON) all night long! 

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7:30 PM19:30

McLuhan Unclaimed: Winnipigeon! - Free Screening


Free Public Screening: feature length depth synthesis documentary on Marshall McLuhan growing up in Osborne Village. Obscure information not included in any McLuhan biographies gets the Finnegans Wake treatment. New interviews with Eric McLuhan, author of Cynic Satire & co-author with his father of Laws of the Media: The New Science (1980). Previously unheard audio of McLuhan in casual conversation with Anglo-French journalist, Nina Sutton. Effects of light speed mediums in a Cubist edit style.

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6:00 PM18:00

Pins and Pals Pinmaking Workshop!

Hey! Do you like pins and making friends? You should come make some pins with us next Tuesday at Forth! We'll have a bunch of fun materials like paper, fabric, stickers, pens, glitter, markers, and magazine clippings for you to decorate and press your own pins with! $5 to make a handful of buttons and some new pals ~ come have a crafty evening with us and grab a bite to eat or a drink @ Forth while you're here! 

Where: Forth (171 McDermot Avenue)
When: Tuesday, May 22nd - 6pm to 9pm
Why: Cause it'll be heckin fun !

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to May 20

Merin w/ Veneer & Adam Fuhr (Yes We Mystic) at Forth



Merin is turning 1 so we're headlining a show with some excellent pals for a night of celebration and great hangs :)

In the past year, Merin has gone from Cole Zachary's basement pop project to a energetic indie rock quartet. Bridging the gap between noisy '90s nostalgia and sincere bedroom pop, Merin is ready to win you over.

trio of slippery auras found crunching and gliding into one, Veneer's tri-voice lullabies and languid grins will have each red solo cup dissolved into crimson plastic puddles. 

Adam Fuhr

Adam Fuhr is the lead singer in the band Yes We Mystic. He is currently co-nominated, along with Keegan Steele, for Songwriter of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. 

Said of his solo set:

“Adam Fuhr’s vocal performances always exude intensity and evoke emotion, and tonight he showed that he can expertly structure and restructure a song, as his arrangements were simply beautiful. This fresh performance was absolutely one to remember.” - Ryan Haughey, Stylus Magazine

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to May 19

Indigenous Music Awards After Party


Revolutions Per Minute x sākihiwē festival present:

NEXTWAVE: Indigenous Music Awards Official Afterparty

Friday May 18th
Forth (171 McDermot Ave)
Winnipeg, MB

10pm // Free before 12 with RSVP; $10 after midnight
RSVP for entry: http://smarturl.it/nextwaveparty

**RSVP guarantees entry until 12 only**

Featuring performances by:
• Snotty Nose Rez Kids (BC)
• Raye Zaragoza (USA)
• Ansley Simpson (ON)
• Boogey The Beat (MB)
+ Special Guests

Come celebrate the IMA nominees, winners, and the Indigenous next wave with us!

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6:30 PM18:30

Pysanka Workshop!



Now that the gallery is freed up, we can get back on the workshop bandwagon - pysanka 2.0

If you'd like to attend, please email les.ateliers.portables@gmail.com

Join us in practising the age-old spring tradition of the pysanka. This Ukrainian folk design uses the batik method of wax and dyes to create beautiful geometric forms, all on chicken eggs, which represent the end of winter and birth of the new year. 

"The Hutsul people of the Carpathian Mountains believe that the fate of the world depends on the pysanka. As long as the egg decorating custom continues, the world will exist. If this custom is abandoned, evil in the form of a serpent will overrun the world." -Folk Customs of Our People (Звичаї Нашого Народу)

We will learn about techniques, symbolism, history, and whatever else peaks your curiosity. 

$10 covers all supplies and you get to take your pysanka home. If that's too much, we can talk it over. 

If you already have a kistka (stylus) bring it so more people can participate. 

Beginners and kids 7+ welcome!

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6:00 PM18:00

Caramina Burnana and Cocktails


Why wait until the end of the week for a post-work libation?

Join the Royal Winnipeg Ballet at Forth Bar from 6-9 PM on Monday, April 23rd to learn more about the RWB’s upcoming mixed-rep programme: Wainrot’s Carmina Burana, Balanchine’s Serenade, and Larouche’s For Bye and About.

There will be a ticket giveaway, snacks, and—you guessed it, cocktails.

Enjoy a chat with RWB Corps de Ballet dancer Ryan Vetter and For Bye and About choreographer Philippe Larouche as they discuss their roles in the RWB’s upcoming programme and how they stay sane (& happily married!) after working together in a creative capacity. Then, hear what RWB Corps de Ballet dancer Katie Bonnell has to say about her life as a dancer and her experience learning the Carmina Burana choreography for the first time.

This event is FREE and open to the public (18+). 

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet closes its season of mainstage shows with unforgettable classics: Carmina Burana and Serenade, along with the world premiere of Larouche’s For Bye and About. This tour-de-force programme takes place at the Centennial Concert Hall from May 2-6 and promises to envelope the audience with a myriad of emotions.

Tickets for Carmina Burana, Serenade, For Bye and About start as low as $30 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased online at www.rwb.org, in person through the RWB Customer Service Office at 380 Graham Avenue or by calling 204-956-2792 or toll free 1-800-667-4792. 


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FORTH Presents Matt Foster & Annie Sumi
7:00 PM19:00

FORTH Presents Matt Foster & Annie Sumi


Matt Foster (Crooked Brothers) & Annie Sumi have come together to put on this front-porch folk show at Forth in Winnipeg, MB. Joined by their friends Quintin Bart and Gabriela Ocejo, these storytellers will spend the night unraveling in front of you. 

$10 advance / $12 door

Matt Foster
Music sung and arranged for hurdy gurdy, acoustic guitar and voice.

The hurdy gurdy, an indescribable instrument from medieval times, haunts the songs with dark ghostly qualities - droning and rattling strange sounds that seem to come from elsewhere. A synth from before the time of synths. Lyrically, the songs are puzzles, stories and Polaroids snapped from the moments and moods where words have failed. 

Queer love. Love in cars and fields. Dying somewhere you’d want to die. The taste of a moment in a motel. Listening and hearing a lover and seeing them truly. The end of frustration. Saying it out loud. Pissing in the wind. NBD.

"Blackbird In The Snow could be my song of the year, it is perfection." - Jonathan Aird (AMERICANA, UK) 

Annie Sumi
Sumi is an Ontario-based ethereal-folk artist that plays with melodies inspired by the Canadian landscape.

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8:00 PM20:00

Split Flipper Knockout Spectacular


We will be having our 1st EVER Split Flipper (two player team, one flipper per person) tournament on Thursday March 29th 2018 from 8:00pm-1:00 am at Forth 171 McDermot Ave. The tournament is open to anyone, and anyone that wants to participate can play. Players will be randomly paired up into groups of 2 to start. The 1st place and 2nd place teams moves on and the 3rd & 4th place teams gets a strike. After you have received 3 strikes you’ll be out. Simple as that. Come on out and check it out. Admission is FREE. And we WILL have prizes for the top 3 teams.

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7:30 PM19:30

Stories of Palestine and Israel

Come hear stories of personal encounters with truth, beauty, and injustice in Palestine and Israel featuring Julia Khair, a Palestinian living in Winnipeg as an MCC International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) volunteer. Live music by Lana Winterhalt will be interspersed with stories from Julia of her childhood in the West Bank and stories from five Winnipeggers who recently visited Palestine and Israel.

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7:00 PM19:00

TBA Concert: Laura Artus, Rob Knaggs, Brady Allard

he Return Of TBA Concerts II, hosted at Forth Cafe!

This Sunday evening of March 25, 2018 will be undoubtedly blow the proverbial roof off of Forth, please come and enjoy the following performers and bring some extra cash because you will want to purchase some beverages and work from the Featured Visual Artist (FVA). 

// Brady Allard
When he’s not fronting the Winnipeg based synth-pop band Warming, Brady Allard writes and performs sound-art and live improvised ambient music. While studying jazz guitar in university, he fell in love with the music of Brian Eno, Tim Hecker and Harold Budd. Wanting to combine his training as an improviser and his study of electro-acoustic composition; Allard began performing solo ambient shows, which led to his first release “anamnesis” in 2013.

// Rob Knaggs
Australia’s Rob Knaggs is a cellist and composer living in Canada’s sub-arctic. Taking inspiration from the
fascinating and freezing environment that is alive with wild polar bears, beluga whales, and northern lights,
Rob uses his cello and live looping technology to create chilling oceanic soundscapes. 
Audiences across Australia and North America have been captivated by Rob Knaggs’ performance of
cinematic soundtrack, post-rock, and ethereal whale song. 
Instagram : @heyrobknaggs

// Laura Artus
Growing up can be painful and isn't easy, no matter how far along you are in the journey but hearing a voice that shatters the silence and glues you to another to prove your not alone, makes all the difference. This is the heart's inner dialogue folded inside out. Raw and rooted in personal truths, intended to bring about faith in healing through shared experience. Kin with the chaos, tension and melancholy that a life of trauma brings, this deep lyrical context, mixed with odd tunings and time signatures combine with dreamy riffs speak to faith despite life's trespasses.

// (a few songs by) TWIN
Captivating audiences by rivers and roads for the past 6 years TWIN has developed a sound unto themselves ranging from deeply hypnotic folk story telling to heavy hitting punk anthems and everything in between!

//FVA: Mooneyesun 
Mooneyesun (Brooklyn) is a prairie born printmaker using mediums such as screen printing , painting , linocut, etching & block printing. Mooneyesun is a name of connection to our inherent earth identities and her themes are often based around the necessity and urgency to reconnect to land water air & fire.
We rise and dance we sleep and dream
As we are spiraling swirling into a never-ending unfolding fighting like hell.

//Doors at 7pm
//Music at 8pm
//BYOP (bring your own pillow)
//Beverages available for purchase
//Quiet, Relaxed, Comfortable

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Sister: Barriers in Maternal Health
7:30 PM19:30

Sister: Barriers in Maternal Health



Doors open at 7:00PM
Film screening 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Panel Discussion: 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Film: Sister - by Brenda Davis
Sister tells the story of health workers from Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti, explores how they find meaning while working under difficult circumstances and reveals maternal and newborn death as a human rights issue.

Follow the link below for the trailer or for more information:


Janet Macaulay
Janet is a midwife practising in downtown and north Winnipeg. She uses a pro-choice, inclusive approach and plays a major role in a program for healthy pregnancy in women who face barriers to maternal care, including low-income and Indigenous women and women dealing with drug addiction. She has done wonderful work in improving neonatal and maternal health in low-resource areas of Winnipeg. 

Bobbak Makooie
Bobbak is a paediatric nursing student in London, Ontario who traveled to Rwanda in August of 2017 as part of ADRA's EMBRACE program. He has first-hand experience in hospitals, emergency rooms, and paediatric and neonatal intensive care units, and is particularly concerned with unequal access to healthcare in local and global settings. 

Laura Smith
Laura is an International Development student at the University of Winnipeg with a particular interest in health and social barriers to accessing healthcare. She has plans to attend medical school after graduation this spring. Laura studied maternal health in Rwanda as part of the EMBRACE project and now acts as a volunteer advocate in Winnipeg, drawing from her experiences in Rwanda and in Winnipeg to organize events and workshops. 

This event is the result of a partnership between ADRA Canada, the Global College of the University of Winnipeg, and Global Affairs Canada, and aims to advocate for safer pregnancy and healthy mothers and children in diverse, low-resource settings. 

The event is free and open to the community. Please contact us if we can do something to make the event more accessible for you.

See you there!

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