Compiled by Erin Hill

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Nuit, yes please

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is set to start on Sept. 26. The all-night festival is free to the public and will take place in three different parts of the city: Downtown, the Exchange District and St. Boniface. Mark your calendar for events like the 50’s style Mad Men in Space show at the Planetarium Star Theatre or Boulevard of Books, an installation of temporary reading rooms along Provencher Boulevard.

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is a part of Manitoba Culture Days, a movement to raise awareness about arts and culture communities. The various events are organized by local artists and organizations and celebrate contemporary art in Winnipeg.

Choose your own adventure

Culture Days Manitoba will be from Sept. 25 to 27 this year. Across the province, Manitobans can go to different events and activities that recognize local artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers.

In Winnipeg, you can fill up your weekend by going through Box in the Night Micro Gallery, picking up your groceries at the River Heights Farmers’ Market and checking out a scale replica of the Hatra Ballista, a third-century military device that was dug up in what’s now Iraq.

Ready, set, flash

The second annual FLASH Photographic Festival will light up parts of Winnipeg, Carman and Portage la Prairie this October.

The month-long celebration of all things photography will feature local artists like Mike Grandmaison, Robert Tinker and Jill Demianiw and offer photography seminars, artist talks and alternative process demonstrations.

By taking photography out of its standard gallery venue, FLASH hopes to make the art form more accessible and well-known to Winnipeggers in a variety of vanues like cafes and shops.

At the end of the festival, there will be an evening event that connects business owners with photographers to focus on the relevance of art and how it can influence business.