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.
Why wait until the end of the week for a post-work libation?
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
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)
Sumi is an Ontario-based ethereal-folk artist that plays with melodies inspired by the Canadian landscape.
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.
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.
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!
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
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 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 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 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!
Our bodies melt into light and shadow, becoming no different than a lamp, a landscape, a lark...
Cluster partners with Forth to turn the space into a glitchy immersive environment made up of sound, light and performance.
Projections by Jaymez warp the environment. Matthew-Robin Nye takes you into the depths of the building on a deeply personal exhibition tour about the connection between light, landscape, and memory. Hannah Heilmann patches us in to her Danish apartment late at night via digital streaming. She traverses multiple screens, creating small domestic sculptures as her baby (hopefully) sleeps in another room—a “momscape”. Local curator Janell Henry programs new performances by Bret Parenteau and PelmuSnowbird that merge movement, light, and sound to round out the evening.
For more info on the 2018 Cluster Festival, please visitwww.clusterfestival.com
10$ student / $20 adult
available online, at the door or at McNally Robinson
Info Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2323858894507569/
Wine party 15
Peter from Elevage Selections and Taylor from Ellement Wine & Spirits will be pouring some fun natural wines in the bar at Forth.
Wine available as a flight for $30 or by the glass!
We keep it casual party vibes so come by anytime after 7!
Lev Snowe is going to be flying off to Los Angeles for the winter, so to send him off we're playing a sweet lil show at Forth with our cool new friend Charlie Baby!
We'll also be shooting a video of our live set, so expect plants, lights and a wonderfully psychedelic mood.
Lev and George will be playing some records afterwards, so you don't have to walk home in the cold quite so soon
Lev Snowe, if you don't know:
Winnipeg’s Lev Snowe makes a synth-heavy brand of psychedelic dream-pop that is equal parts washed out and danceable, simultaneously laid-back and electric. Lush electronics bloom around the band’s shimmering guitar and rhythmic grooves, while Snowe’s reverb-soaked voice drifts nostalgically in and out focus.
Friday November 17th
@ Forth - 171 McDermot Ave.
$5 - All Ages
Charlie Baby - 10:00
Lev Snowe - 11:00
Lev Snowe DJ Set - 12:00
As always, free admission, free popcorn and $5 beers!
After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.
Fourth installment Of the Blam! collaborative art exhibition at the Forth Gallery!
Featuring a large collection of Winnipeg's talented comic/pop culture/sci-fi and horror artists! Plus Cosplayers and the Opening Reception entertainment provided by DJ King Cabernet!
"Tea for Three" by The Willows - a potent brew of caffeinated jazz and mellow, chamomile-infused balladry featuring a who's who of the Canadian jazz music scene.
Hailing from Edmonton Alberta, this now Toronto-based trio, The Willows, release their debut album Tea For Three (Flatcar Records/Fontana North), a potent brew of caffeinated Gypsy jazz to mellow, chamomile-infused balladry. The signature nostalgic charm and remarkable, refreshing harmonies of sophisticated songstresses Krista Deady (contralto), Andrea Gregorio (soprano) and Lauren Pedersen (mezzo-soprano), will transport you to a more quaint, refined, yet adventurous time in music.
The Willows are joined by a dashing trio of bass, guitar, and drums.
$15 AT THE DOOR
"The interchanging pattern of their voices is irresistible. Utterly charming."
~ Howard Druckman, Editor, SOCAN Words & Music
thewillowstrio . com
Casati is a Winnipeg-based Folk trio made up of Grace Hrabi on ukulele, Jesse Popeski on guitar, and Quintin Bart on bass (and sometimes hurdy-gurdy), with all three contributing vocals. Their debut album There Will Be Days (April 2017) is a collection of 10 original songs with emphasis on creativity, interaction and inventiveness in the music, and honesty, sincerity, and playfulness in the lyrics.
Sun Gaze is a one man indie rock band, layering smooth vocal harmonies over punchy melodic guitar riffs with half a drum set to keep the beat -- Bright melodies shine through stormy psych-rock clouds, grounded by honest song-writing.
$5 cover, doors at 7:30 music at 8
Strengthen the body, calm the mind and open the heart in this sweet one hour Hatha flow yoga class. This class is taught with unique sequencing to promote a dynamic + relaxing experience. We will be incorporating all aspects of a traditional Hatha yoga – breath, meditation and postures, while challenging our co-ordination through movement. This class is intended to strengthen awareness and create a peace filled engagement with the present moment. Hatha is Sanskrit for ‘Force’, we are building our minds and bodies to be a force to be reckoned with. Come be unmessablewith.
This class is suitable for all skill levels.
Buy your ticket here!
On October 11 at 7 PM, Cinémental gives you a chance to GET AN EYEFUL at Forth!
Manitoba’s Festival of francophone films presents a free screening of four French Canadian Short films subtitled in English.
The program will include:
Guanzillum by Frédérick Neegan Trudel (17 mins)
Sœur de sang by Guillaume Comtois (13 mins)
Wood by Eve Dufaud (15:30 mins)
Correspondances by Franie-Éléonore Bernier (13 mins)
The Cinémental film festival runs from October 13-22. Discover this year's complete programming at http://cinemental.com/
Le 11 octobre à 19 heures, Cinémental vous donne l'opportunité d'en avoir PLEIN LA VUE au Forth!
Le Festival des films francophones du Manitoba présente une projection gratuite de quatre courts métrages canadiens français sous-titrés en anglais.
La programmation incluera :
Guanzillum par Frédérick Neegan Trudel (17 mins)
Sœur de sang par Guillaume Comtois (13 mins)
Wood par Eve Dufaud (15:30 mins)
Correspondances par Franie-Éléonore Bernier (13 mins)
Le festival Cinémental aura lieu du 13 au 22 octobre. Découvrez la programmation complète de l'année à http://cinemental.com/
Featuring a body of artwork resulting from the third Dry Media workshop. Manitoban artists gained access to the University of Manitoba Herbarium – a biorepository of dried, preserved plant specimens for scientific study - to view botanical specimens under microscopes, capture images with a microscope camera, and camera lucida. Co-curated by Diana Sawatzky and Beth Schellenberg.
The Gallery will be open for additional viewing from Oct. 7-12th from 12-5PM
NUIT BLANCHE PARTY AT FORTH
9:30pm - 2am
DJ's, Art Installations, Yummy Treats ad Cold Drinks. If you are looking for a place to cut a rug, come check out Forth. We are opening up all area of the building for a multi floor party!
Cover $5 at the door.
LIGHT / SOUND
The interior spaces of forth will be activated with multiple video, film and projection installations in a variety of locations throughout the building.
Multiple artists will be represented, working in a variety of mediums.
Visitors are welcome to explore from the Gallery in the lower level, to the Cafe on the main floor, all the way up to the rooftop.
MUSIC FOR LINES AND DOTS by Aaron Zeghers
16mm and digital media installation - Gallery
Light and sound intermingle in temporal sculpture in this multi-media installation. The artist acts as animator, the illustrations act as composer and machines act as grandstand band. If music can trigger vision (ie. synaesthesia), can images therefore trigger the audible? Can machines - like humans - hear light and see sound? Sequences of animated lines and dots are intermittently triggered through various analog and digital mediums to create a cacophonic symphony.
VOYAGE INTO THE DEPTHS OF THE CHEESE NIP - Ryan Steel
16mm Installation - Gallery
Grilled onions and a slice of processed Cheddar cheese 6.49. Each layer of Winnipeg’s most treasured delicacy (the Cheese Nip) is printed onto 16mm film loops. Throughout the night each level of this Sal’s dish will be projected, deconstructing our city’s iconography.
ITN 2017: RIOT RESIST REVOLT REDUX
9PM - MIDNIGHT
Multi/Interdisciplinary Theatre - Front Patio
When the water is too polluted to drink, and the air is impossible to breathe, how will we go on? We have created stars to replace the stars we can no longer see… but what happens when even they are no longer enough to sustain us? A companion piece to the play, “Riot Resist Revolt Repeat” by Frances Koncan, “Riot Resist Revolt Redux” is a deeper exploration of Indigenous and European mythology surrounding the creation of our world, and the relationship between humankind and the planet upon which we live. A half-hour sensory journey through the diverse landscapes of human existence and hidden corners of human consciousness.
BISON ON THE HORIZON
6PM - 6AM - Rooftop Installation
Gaze upwards to witness a majestic symbol of the prairie galloping forth across Forth’s rooftop. (visible from Banatyne)
Light animation and installation by James Culleton and Michael Koch-Schulte.
Part of the Forth - After Work Series. No cover fee live music on Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30.
Keith Price will be playing some cool tunes to help you wind down from the day.
This is part of the Forth After Work Series taking place each Thursday from 5:30 - 830pm. Different musicians and as always, delicious cocktails and food each week.
No harm in getting the weekend started a day early!
NO COVER! See you there!
The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island  - Sept. 20th
Banned from CBC's public airwaves for decades, The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island is a never-before-seen portrait of a bizarre self-exiled family and the strange rituals that make up their off-the-grid existence. Their story is told through the eyes of teenage son Elmer Neddeau as he comes of age and begins dreaming of the mainland.
Come down and enjoy a free film curated by our resident cinematic experts. Admission is free and enjoy a beer for only $5! Unlimited free popcorn!
Join Elevage Wine for the THIRTEENTH installment of the Natural Wine Party!
$30 gets you a flight of natural wines to enjoy, or you can just get what you prefer by the glass!
Come on down and party on a Tuesday!
Pre-sale tickets are not required, you are welcome to show up and purchase wine by the glass also. No pressure!