Special Events

 | Winnipeg Art Gallery

Presented by Plug In ICA, and hosted at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in their auditorium on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the legendary Buren will give a public talk detailing his bold and categorical work.

Plug In ICA presents this talk as part of our STAGES Speaker Series in anticipation of the STAGES biennial in 2019. For STAGES 2019, Buren will remount a work for the first time since 1981 titled, Limited Time Only!. This site-specific intervention was initially produced in Toronto in a St. James Town apartment block for which Buren offered to wallpaper apartments within the building with his signature stripes. Residents of the apartment block could have an artwork by Buren for the minimal cost of the wallpaper itself: $50 for one wall, $125 for an entire room. Plug In ICA will work with Buren to restage this work in Winnipeg in August 2019, selecting an apartment block similar in history and economic status to the original, offering its residents an opportunity to have a work by Buren installed in their homes for a Limited Time Only!. The title emulates language used in advertising, but references the tenuous and precarious nature of the renter. 

 | Alliance française du Manitoba

From the age of 4 onwards

Alex Toucourt & Julien M’a Dit, two French artists, are coming to Winnipeg to present their children's show « Tu peux toujours rêver » ("You can always dream"). A funny tale on friendship with furiously catchy songs - it will be impossible not to dance! 

 | Alliance Française du Manitoba

Ever wondered what the Alliance Française du Manitoba is all about? Now is your chance to find out! We're hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 16th from 10am-2pm. It's the perfect opportunity to drop in one of our classes, learn about our cultural events and activities, or just simply to see the facility. The event is free and there are participation prizes and discount vouchers to win!

 | Winnipeg Cinematheque

"Wrong Cops, Jazztronauts & Synchronized Swimming"! The Alliance Française French Film Festival is back for its fifth edition! Organized by Alliance Française du Manitoba and Winnipeg Cinematheque as a part of the 24th edition of the French Language and Francophonie week, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is an invitation to discover films from different times and places and experience the sophisticated, vibrant and daring films from France. All films are shown at Winnipeg Cinematheque and come with English subtitles.

 | Winnipeg Cinematheque ($6 for students & members)

Black Space Winnipeg in partnership with the Winnipeg Film Group and Winnipeg Cinematheque is proud to present the 2019 Afro Prairie Film Festival with our Opening Reception on the festival's French Themed Night with Alpha Toshineza and SPAZZ Like the DJ, Friday, February 22 at 9:00 PM.

Come out and help us celebrate the festival’s second year on our French-themed night. Featuring musical performances by Alpha Toshineza and tunes spun by Spazz Like the DJ, light refreshments provided.

FREE ADMISSION - For festival tickets and passes visit: https://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/product/afro-prairie-film-festival-single-tickets/

 | Alliance Française du Manitoba

Alpha Toshineza presents his latest solo project Triple in an intimate circle. Exclusive listening session and artwork display for the new album. Free Pizzas + surprises....
Alpha Toshineza présente son nouveau projet Triple A dans un cadre intimiste. Session d'écoute en avant première et découverte du artwork accompagnant le nouveau projet. Pizzas Gratuites et petites surprises à la fin.

 | Maison des artistes visuels francophones

Land. Water. Climate Change. Colonialism. 

Each year the Institut français, which links the Alliance française network, holds a global "Nuit des idées," or "Night of Ideas." This is a celebration of thought and an opportunity to renew intellectual debate "à la française." It is an evening of dynamic and engaging exchanges that highlight contemporary debates in a creative and multidisciplinary way. This year's theme is "Face au present," or "Facing the present." 

Pop-Up Theatre: Screening of "Outside"'s capture

Pop-Up Theatre: Screening of "Outside"'s capture
 | Alliance française du Manitoba, 934 Corydon


As part of the Théâtre Cercle Molière's pop-ups, come watch the capture of the play Dehors, from Gilles Poulin-Denis, played at the Cercle Molière during the 2017-2018 season, and discover the processes of the theatrical creation.
The projection will be followed by a session of questions and answers from Les Productions Rivard and the directeur Gabriel Tougas.
This workshop is part of Cercle Molière's pop-ups serie, and is perfect for all the curiouses willing to know more about what's behind the scenes.
Entrance is free and open to all. 
No inscription is needed. 

 | Université de Saint-Boniface

As part of the celebrations of La Francophonie in March 2019, take part to a"dictée" (dictation) taken from Gabrielle Roy's work, organized by La Maison Gabrielle-Roy and the Alliance Française du Manitoba in partnership with the Gabrielle Roy Library in Quebec City. No matter the number of mistakes on your copy, the result will remain anonymous! Registered participants may win participation prizes. No losers, no winners. Minimum French level requirement: B1.

 | Alliance française du Manitoba/Winnipeg Cinémathèque

 Jean-Pierre Melville, one of the greatest French filmmaker, was born 101 years ago. As an homage, the Alliance Française du Manitoba and the Winnipeg Cinemathèque will screen a retrospective of a dozen of his best movies. Many of his artworks have gone into the Hall of Fame of cinema: Le Samouraï, Army of Shadows, Le Cercle Rouge. Melville has done 13 movies in total, filled with gangsters and dark politicians. He has always been associated with the neo-noir movement, but he explored many other genres, like surrealism. His unique style and his huge artwork is to be rediscovered through this retrospective!

This retrospective will take place from January 10th to February 20th, in partnership with Winnipeg Cinémathèque. More details coming soon.

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