Volume 63, Issue 3: May/June 2009

Mayworks

a cross-Canada events calendar

Winnipeg

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  • April 28 Day of Mourning (Room 2C, Union Centre, 275 Broadway, 6 p.m.)

  • April 30 May Day Banquet (Concert Room, 7th floor, Fort Garry Hotel, doors: 6 p.m., dinner: 7 p.m., $25)

  • May 1 May Day March — Organize the Unorganized! A Living Wage for All! (Joe Zuken Memorial Park, corner of Sutherland and Maple, 6 p.m.)

  • Bringing Home the Bacon: An Exhibition of Art and Labour in Manitoba (Ace Art Inc., 290 McDermot Avenue, 8 p.m.)

  • May 2 GWG: Piece by Piece, with music by Maria Dunn (Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, doors: 1:30 p.m., show: 2 p.m., $10)

  • Manitoba Cuba Solidarity: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution (University of Winnipeg, 7 p.m.)

  • May 3 Spring Concert featuring the AUUC School of Folk Dancing, Yunist Dance Ensemble, Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra and the Festival Choir (Ukrainian Labour Temple, 591 Pritchard Avenue, doors 1:30 p.m., show: 2 p.m., $5)

  • May 4 Capitalism Hits the Fan: A Film and Discussion on the Economic Crisis with Cy Gonick, Henry Heller and Radhika Desai (Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 7 p.m.)

  • May 7 Launch of Ron Romanowski’s Insurrection, a new collection of poetry in commemoration of the ninetieth anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike (McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, music: 7:30 p.m., reading: 8 p.m.)

  • May 8 to 10 Rekindling the Spirit of 1919 — Conference

  • May 8 The History of the Strike and Its Relevance to Today, with anti-poverty activist John Clarke, labour historian James Naylor and Barb Byers of the Canadian Labour Congress (Knox United Church, 7 p.m.)

  • May 9 Rise As One: Building Bridges, Working Together Toward a Better Future: workshops with labour and community activists (Knox United Church, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

  • Mostly Mandolins (Ukrainian Labour Temple, 8 p.m., $15)

  • May 10 General Strike Bus Tour (departs Union Centre at noon)

  • Rise Up Singing — Labour Songs with Joe Jencks and Anne Feeney in Concert (Winnipeg Art Gallery auditorium, 7:30 p.m., $20)

  • May 12 The Trial of William A. Pritchard — one of the most powerful speeches from the trial of one of the 1919 strike leaders, with Brian Richardson (Mondragón Book Store and Coffee House, 7:30 p.m.)

  • May 14 Film screening of The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong (Cinematheque, 7 p.m.)

  • May 21 Privatize This! A panel discussion about the fight to keep the public sector public (Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library , 5 p.m.)

  • May 22 The Winnipeg Labour Choir presents “Tory Times: The Right is Wrong” (Park Theatre, doors: 7:15 p.m., show: 8 p.m., $10)

  • May 23 Strike! Winnipeg Shocks the Nation — A 1919 Reenactment (City Hall, Main at William, seating begins at 1 p.m., show: 2 p.m.)

  • May 30 MayWorks Picnic (Freight House Park, Ross at Isabel, noon to 4 p.m.)

Toronto

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  • April 24 Bookends: Life and Debt “Indebted: Erasure and Non-Being,” with Kate-Christine Miller (Another Story Bookshop)

  • “Capitalism: The Ties That Bind,” with Sue Goldstein (Toronto Women’s Bookstore)

  • April 25 “Transformation/Agitation” artist talk (Toronto Free Gallery, artist talk: 3:30 p.m., opening: 4:30 p.m.)

  • April 25 “In the Red: Revolution for Our Hearts” (Blue Moon Café , 8 p.m., $10 to $15)

  • April 26 Family Fun Day (Steel Hall, 10 a.m. to noon)

  • “Reproduce and Revolt!” poster-making workshop (Regent Park Focus, 2 to 5 p.m.)

  • April 27 “Reproduce and Revolt!” poster-making workshop (A Space Gallery, 7 to 9 p.m., $10)

  • April 28 Pride and Solidarity (BIBTT, 7 p.m., $5 to $10)

  • April 29 Artists as Workers: Digital Story Circle (Parliament Library, 6 to 8 p.m.)

  • April 30 GWG: Piece by Piece + Dinah Thorpe (Steel Hall, doors: 7:30 p.m., show: 8 p.m., $12)

  • May 1 Three Dollars an Hour + Zameen Shadbad (anitAFRIKA! dub theatre, 7:30 p.m., $8)

  • May 2Oy Di Velt Vet Vern Yinger — Oh, the World Will Grow Younger (Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m., $16)

  • May 3 Oy Di Velt Vet Vern Yinger — Oh, the World Will Grow Younger (Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m., $16)

  • Picture Our Future (Cecil Street Community Centre, 5:30 p.m.)

Vancouver Island

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  • April 24 PostArt and Politics on a Shirt Exhibit (Comox Valley Art Gallery, Wednesday to Saturday, 10:30 to 4:00 — until May 23)

  • April 25 “Ivory Towers, Trailer Park Culture and Stereotypes”: art talk looking at the relationship between labour and art (Comox Valley Art Gallery, 2 p.m.)

  • April 26 Workers’ Day of Morning (Parksville bandstand on the beach, 4 p.m.)

  • May 1 The Annual Cumberland Bean Dinner with Enoch Kent, a wonderful singer and storyteller from Scotland via Toronto (Cumberland Museum, 6 p.m.)

  • May 2 Enoch Kent performance (Joe’s Garage, 7:30 p.m.)

  • Opening Gala of Mayworks Art show at Oceanside Galleries. The theme this year is “Poverty in Canada” (Oceanside Arts Council, Parksville, 7:30 p.m.)

  • May 6 All Candidates Meeting on Arts, Culture and Heritage (Old Church Theatre, Courtenay, 7 p.m.)

  • May 9 Puppet workshop for Kids (Comox Valley Art Gallery, 3 p.m.)

  • Concert by the Rough Diamonds (Oceanside Community Art Gallery, 3 p.m.)

  • May 10 “Women and Work” show on Mother’s Day, featuring Hazel Lennox and Cathy Stoyko (Comox Band Hall, 2 p.m.)

  • May 15 Multimedia show about the early days of the IWA (Joe’s Garage, 7:30 p.m.)

  • May 23 Empty Bowl Soup Kitchen. Buy your very own soup bowl and be entertained! All proceeds go to the local foodbank (Civic Centre, Parksville, 4 p.m.)

  • May 29 “Words and Song” an evening of singing, poetry and prose (Freakin Coffee House, Tin Town, Courtenay, 6:30 p.m.)

  • May 30 Puppet workshop for kids (Oceanside Community Art Gallery)

  • “Words and Song” (Oceanside Community Arts Council, 6:30 p.m.)

Ottawa

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  • April 28 National Day of Mourning (Vincent Massey Park, 12:30 p.m.)

  • “GWG: Piece by Piece,” by Don Bouzek and Maria Dunn (CUBE Gallery, 8 p.m., $20)

  • April 29 Wordswork Poetry Night (CUBE Gallery, 7 p.m.)

  • May 1 “Back Door Concert” — traditional labour and folk music (CUBE Gallery, 7 p.m., $10)

  • May 9 Canadian Dimension Dinner with Jim Stanford of the CAW (NL/NA Canada, 395 Wellington Street, 7 p.m., tickets: 613-742-1872)

  • May 14 “No Power Greater” — a special preview of the play to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike (Canadian Museum of Civilization, 6:30 p.m.)

  • May 24 Canadian Labour History Conference (WHC/Legion, Eastview 462–294, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., $15, or $5 for low income — includes lunch)

Edmonton

www.mayweek.ab.ca - April 25The Workers’ Art Show: The Community Workers Opening Exhibition (Wentworth Building, 10211 97 Street, opening: 5:30 p.m.)

  • April 28 Day of Mourning (Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue, 6:30 p.m.)

  • April 29 Panel on organizing workers and rights of workers in the sex industry (AUUC Ukrainian Centre, 11018 97 Street, 7 p.m.)

  • May 1 May Day March (Eastwood Community Park, 11803 86 Street, 5:30 p.m.)

  • May 2 Labour Cabaret, with performances by the very popular People’s Poets (Ukrainian Hall, 11018 97 Street, 7 p.m., $10)

  • May 7 “GWG: Piece by Piece,” by Don Bouzek and Maria Dunn (Ukrainian Hall, 11018 97th Street, 6:30 p.m., $10)

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