May 5-7

Posted Every Tuesday before 7 PM.


First Fridays in the Exchange

Date: May 5
Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
Venue: The Exchange District

Visit art galleries and attend opening receptions for free. It’s full-on creativity where Galleries, artists, shops & restaurants welcome your visit on the 1st Friday of each month. On 5-9pm and later* *Participants are open 4-9pm unless otherwise stated.

Click here for First Fridays Guide for May 5, 2023

The Great Patio Showdown: A Comedy Game Show
Date: May 4-6
Time: 6 PM
Venue: Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue

The Great Patio Showdown is a game show pitting two teams of comedians against each other in a series of ridiculous games and quirky trivia rounds. Hosted by the incredible Erica Sigurdson and from the folks behind “Pants on Fire” (with team captains/bitter rivals Angie St. Mars & Aaron Pridham), you’ll find yourself both playing and laughing along on the GSAC patio.

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First Fridays @ The Manitoba Museum
Date: May 5
Time: 4 PM – 9 PM
Venue: 190 Rupert Avenue

Join us on the First Friday of every month, from 5 pm to 9 pm, for drop-in tours, pop-up concerts, hands-on activities, and more. General admission is free to all three of the Museum’s core attractions – the Museum Galleries, the Planetarium, and the Science Gallery.

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Canuck Amusements

Date: May 5-7

Friday – 5:00 – 11:00
Saturday – 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday – 12:00pm – 7:00 pm

Venue: Kildonan Place, 1555 Regent Ave W
No entry fee

Come down to Kildonan Place Mall this weekend for some carnival fun!! Free admission, free parking.

All-you-can-ride daily wristbands are only $30 per person, for sale onsite.
Individual tickets are $1 each. Kiddie rides are 3 tickets, and adult rides are 5 tickets.

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Select Shows Carnival

Date: May 5-7

Friday 6:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 noon
Sunday 12:00 noon

Venue: Grant Park Shopping Centre, 1120 Grant Ave

Free Admission

Ride Coupons: $1.00 each
All-You-Can-Ride Wristbands – $32/person per day!

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YMCA-YWCA Downtown 110 Anniversary

Date: May 6
Time: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Venue: YMCA Downtown Branch, 301 Vaughan Street

Join us for a FREE community event to learn about everything the Downtown Y has to offer. We will have fun activities planned for everyone to enjoy or you can simply drop-in for a workout and tour the facilities on your own. Be sure to stop by our display case filled with historical artifacts of the Downtown Y over the years.

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Filipino Night Market & Fireworks

Date: May 6
Time: 2:00 pm-11:00 pm
Venue: Maples Hockey Arena, 434 Adsum Drive

Giveaways, raffle draws, entertainment, pageant and fireworks. example: win a 50 inch smart tv from angeli and chris limosenero. there are more draws and giveaways from vendors and exhibitors. see you there.

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Free Admission to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Date: Fridays
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way
Free Admission

The only museum entirely devoted to human rights for all. It is situated on Indigenous ancestral lands on Treaty One Territory and the birthplace of the Métis

Free Admission to Winnipeg Police Museum

Date: Open Tuesday to Friday
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Venue: Winnipeg Police Headquarters, 245 Smith Street
Free Admission

The Winnipeg Police Museum displays many artifacts related to the history of the Winnipeg Police Force, dating from its beginning in 1874.

Ladies Free Until 10 PM @ The Palomino Club

Date: Every Friday
Time: 9 PM
Venue: Palomino Club, 436 Main St

TGIF! It’s Ladies’ Night at the #PalominoClub! They also got Buns of Steel going down tonight. Don’t miss out!


Reclaiming Power Red Dress Day
Date: May 5, 12 PM
Venue: Portage and Main

May 5th is the National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender diverse people – Red Dress Day. Join Gigaanaawenimaanaanig (the MMIWG2S+ Implementation Committee) for a Red Dress Day event on Friday, May 5th.

A round dance to honor our loved ones will be held at Portage and Main, beginning at 12pm. The memorial march will begin from Portage and Main at 12:30pm and will march to The Forks.

Live Entertainment at Cineplex Junxion

May 5 6-6:45pm & 8-8:45pm – Sol James
May 6 6-6:45pm & 8-8:45pm – Tate Hiebert
May 7 3:30-6:15pm – JD Ormond

Venue: Kildonan Place, 1555 Regent Avenue West

Cineplex Junxion features FREE live entertainment every month – no ticket or admission required!

Youth Dodgeball

Date: May 5
Time: 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Venue: 980 Palmerston Ave.

For ages 12 – 15 years old

Must preregister. Register online at or contact [email protected] | 204-783-5616

Staged Reading of The Ballad of Matty Groves
Date: May 5, 7 PM – 7:45 PM
Venue: Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), 500 Shaftesbury Boulevard

Free Admission ~ Refreshments to Follow
No need to make reservations. Rush seating.

Featuring Nolan Kehler, Joanna Loepp Thiessen and Matthew Pauls
With Mikael Vander Kooy

Contains adult themes and violence.

Ladies Fitness BootCamp
Date: May 6
Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
Venue: Kilcona Alliance Church, 1977 Norris Road

Registration Required Click Here

Ladies, join for free fitness bootcamp led by Dina Daniello-Santiago.

We will supply the bands, those attending will need to bring mats.

We will have two classes May 6 and June 3 and come back to it in the fall.

Anyone that attends to fill out a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+)

Disclaimer: risk of injury, participation at own risk.

Jane’s Walk 2023 – Chalk the Block – 200 Block of Leighton (North side)
Date: May 6
Time: 10 AM – 1 PM
Venue: Lord Wolseley Elementary School, 939 Henderson Highway

Registration Required Click Here

Chalk the Block is an event where participants show up and work together to create art along a city block. The 200 block of Leighton Ave connects Lord Wolseley School and École John Henderson Middle School in East Kildonan

We will be meeting at Lord Wolseley School. I will be in the school yard with chalk at the start, and then on the block helping people!

Jane’s Walk 2023 – The Evolution of the Canadian Grain Industry: A Tour of Winnipeg Buildings
Date: May 6
Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
Venue: 160 Princess St

Registration Required Click Here

Canadian farmers produce almost 90 million tonnes of grain, oilseeds, and pulses that go to markets all over the world. Maybe you’ve seen the big grain elevators on the prairie landscape, or the combines in the field at harvest, or the long trains running parallel to the highways. What you don’t see is that most of that grain is bought and sold and analyzed and certified by organizations located in downtown Winnipeg.

Jane’s Walk 2023 – Murals of Transcona
Date: May 6
Time: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Venue: Transcona Museum, 141 Regent Avenue

Registration Required Click Here

A guided tour that showcases a collection of outdoor murals in Downtown Transcona. This tour features 20 historic and contemporary murals painted over the past 30 years

Meeting Place

We will meet at the Transcona Museum on Regent Ave. Museum staff will greet participants at the meeting place and be wearing museum logo apparel.

Jane’s Walk 2023 – Old City Stories
Date: May 6
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Venue: 219 Provencher Blvd

Registration Required Click Here

Discover the fascinating intersection of public art and Winnipeg’s history on our guided walking tour. Starting at the serene sculpture garden in St. Boniface, we’ll explore the city’s cultural heritage and iconic public art installations, ending at Bloody Saturday near the Exchange District. We will visit public artworks including:

Monument by Michel de Broin

Phare Ouest (Far West) by Marcel Gosselin

High Five by Jennifer Stillwell

No. 1 Northern by John Nugent

Bloody Saturday by Noam Gonick and Bernie Miller

This walk will run as scheduled rain or shine but will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm. Please note the route is not a loop.

Jane’s Walk 2023 – Passageways
Date: May 7
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Venue: The Cube Stage (Old Market Square), 124 King Street

Registration Required Click Here

Passageways is a free and guided tour in Winnipeg’s Exchange District neighbourhood. Passing into, through, under, over, past, or out one space to the next, participants will gain insight into changes, constants, charms, and connections in the downtown area. I invite you to join me on a 1.5-hour walk, wheel or roll of passageways in the City’s West and East Exchange.

Meeting Place

The meeting place will be The Cube in Old Market Square. I will be carrying a pail and/or wearing a headset and bright colour tee/hat.

Woodhaven Community Cleanup
Date: May 6
Time: 11 AM
Venue: Woodhaven Community Club, 200 Glendale Blvd.

Join us to help with the spring cleanup around Woodhaven. A free BBQ will follow.

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South Osborne Art Crawl
Date: May 6 & 7
Time: 12 PM – 5 PM

1. Melissa Greenhill, 523 Rathgar Ave
2. Reymond Paige 479 Beresford Ave
3. Karen Smith 339 Bartlett Ave

Free admission:
The South Osborne Arts Group is hosting a pre-Mother’s Day Art Crawl May 5, 6th noon to 5pm.
#1: paintings
#2: paintings, drawings, books…
#3: fused glass, alcohol ink paintings (*40% off jewelry)

Spring Kids Festival @ Winakwa CC
Date: May 6, 4 PM – 6 PM
Venue: 980 Winakwa Rd.

Kids aged 4 to 12 can enjoy games, prizes, performances, and a talent show. And the best part? It’s completely FREE!

Spring Craft Sale
Date: May 6, 10 AM – 4 PM
Venue: 980 Palmerston Avenue

🌸 CANTEEN WILL BE OPEN *cash only*

Community Cleanup @ Winakwa Community Center
Date: May 6, 10 AM – 12 PM
Venue: 980 Winakwa Rd,

Take pride, Windsor park!
Community clean up on Saturday, May 6th.
Registration/checkin: 9:45-10am @ Winakwa
Cleanup: 10am-11:30am
BBQ: 11:30am-12pm FREE for all volunteers!
Please sign up:

Winnipeg Local Shop Spring Market Edition II

May 6, 10 AM – 4 PM
May 7, 11 PM – 4 PM

Venue: South Winnipeg Community Centre, 666 Silverstone Avenue

In Support of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)!!

Join Us! Email [email protected]

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Movie Night: Puss in Boots @ Park City West Community Center
Date: May 6, 6 PM – 8 PM
Venue: 115 Sanford Fleming Road

oin us at Park City West for a FREE family movie night!
Doors open at 5:30
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Starts at 6:00pm
The canteen will be open, selling snacks and drinks. Cash only.
We have plastic chairs and floor mats for seating. Please feel free to bring your own seating.

Jane’s Walk 2023 – Save Our Seine
Date: May 7
Venue: 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Location: Lagimodière-Gaboury Park 363 Notre Dame Street

Registration Required Click Here

The 2023 Jane’s Walk will be taking place along the historic Seine river at St. Boniface. The tour will take place on Sunday May the 7th, 2023, and will be guided by members of Save our Seine.

We will be meeting at the dead end of Notre Dame street facing the park. Parking is limited.

Valour Community Centre Open Gym Times

Clifton Site, 1315 Strathcona St
No open gym this weekend

Isaac Brock 715 Telfer St. N
No open gym this weekend

Orioles Site, 448 Burnell St.
Friday, May 5th 6-8pm

Live Music @ Silver Spike Fridays & Saturdays

Date: Every Friday and Saturday
Time: 9:45 pm-1:00 am
Venue: Silver Spike Saloon, 202 Bond St

No Cover Charge. Live band at Silver Spike.
Band On stage at 9:45 PM
At Winnipeg’s best live music destination

Winnipeg Circus Club ~ Practice & Play!

Date: Sundays
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Venue: Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 185 Young St

Meet ups are FREE for first timers!

Join us for our regularly scheduled WEEKLY programing!
~ Try a Variety of Circus Props Including Unicycle & Tight Rope
~ Explore New Props & Old Favourites!


Stay healthy and have fun by taking a free swim at City of Winnipeg operated indoor pools.

Schedule Effective  January 8 – March 18, 2023

Taka a free swim at City of Winnipeg operated indoor pools.

  • Free Swim: designated time for safe activities for everyone; no admission fees apply;
  • Loonie / Toonie Swim: designated time for safe activities for all people that meet admission requirements, admission fee for under 18 years is $ 1.00; admission fee for 18 years and over is $2.00;
  • Youth Swim: designated time for safe activities for swimmers 9 – 19 years of age.
  • Family Swim: designated time for safe activities for families, adults must be accompanied by children and children must be accompanied by adults;

St. James Civic Center 2055 Ness Ave

March 19 – June 10
FREE SWIM Sun 1:30PM – 4:30PM
FREE SWIM Fri 7:30PM-9:30PM

Margaret Grant Pool 685 Dalhousie Drive

March 19 – June 10
Free Swim Fri 8:30am – 9:25am
Free Teen Swim 9-19 years Fri 7:30-9:00pm

Eldon Ross 25 1887 Pacific Avenue West

March 19 – June 10
Loonie/Toonie Swim Sat 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool 644 Parkdale

March 19 – June 10
FREE TEEN SWIM 9-19YRS Sat 6:00PM-8:00PM

Transcona Kinsmen Centennial 1101 Wabasha Street

March 19 – June 10
Loonie /Toonie Fri 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Free Youth Swim 9 – 19 yrs. Only Fri 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Elmwood Kildonans Pool 909 Concordia Avenue

March 19 – June 10
Free Youth Swim & Waterslide 9 yrs – 19 yrs Fri 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Public Swim Sat 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Seven Oaks Pool 444 Adsum Drive

March 19 – June 10
Free Teen Swim Sat 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bonivital Pool – 1215 Archibald Street

March 19 – June 10
Free Teen Swim 9-19 years Sat 7:30 PM– 9:00 PM

Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool 381 Sherbrook Street

March 19 – June 17
Free Swim Fri 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Swim Sat 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Loonie/Toonie Swim Sun 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sergeant Tommy Prince Place

March 19 – June 10
Free Swim Sun 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Loonie/Toonie Swim Fri 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Loonie/Toonie Swim Sat 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Free Teen Swim 9-19 years Sat 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cineplex Family Favourites #AlmostFree

Date: Every Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Price: $2.99
Venue: Scotiabank Theater Winnipeg, 817 St James St

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Weekend plans for the whole gang just got easier! Our Family Favourites program runs movies every Saturday morning, for only $2.99 +tax.

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Cinco de Mayo with Mex y Can Association Of MB Inc.

Date: May 6
Time: 12 PM – 4 PM
Venue: St Norbert CC, 3450 Pembina Hwy
Price: $5 Adults, Free for Kids


Sunday Visits at the Winnipeg Fire Fighters Museum #AlmostFree

Date: May 7
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Venue: Winnipeg Fire Fighters Museum, 56 Maple Street
Price: Admission by donation

They offer a glimpse of what fire fighting was like from the 1874 volunteer-era to the present day.

The Manitoba Electrical Museum

Date: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Venue: 680 Harrow St
Price: $5.00 per person, children 5 years & under free.

Manitoba Electrical Museum and Education Centre is a museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba, dedicated to the electrical history of Manitoba.