Compiled by Erin Hill

You’ll hear it there first

September will put into motion a monthly concert series featuring local music. The series, presented by Manitoba Music and The Good Will, will run on the first Wednesday of every month and showcase three local acts.

Dubbed New Music Night and formerly held at Ozzy’s, the concert series offers local talent an opportunity to test out their material and connect with the community.

New Music Night launched on Sept. 2 and featured The Fantastic, Jeremie & Delicious Hounds and Champagne Years. Previous acts from the long-running series include The Bros. Landreth, Mise En Scene, The Treble and Abstract Artform.

The next concert will be on Oct. 7. Music starts at 8 p.m. at The Good Will with a $3 cover fee.

Snazzy cinema

The Landmark Grant Park Cinema inside the Grant Park Shopping Centre is getting a $2 million makeover. The upgrade will feature a spacious lounge with brand new drink dispensaries and an inviting snack bar.

The lounge will be open to everyone, not just movie-watchers and is targeted towards a more mature audience. The lounge has the potential to become licensed, but in the meantime people can enjoy the area with a drink from one of the dispensaries.

All eight theatres in Grant Park offer reserved seating and Coca-Cola Freestyle machines with more than 100 different sodas to create your own mix and match options.

Second Annual Prairie Love Festival

For the second year in a row, the Prairie Love Festival will be at FortWhyte Alive. The yoga festival offers workshops featuring meditation, nature hikes and influential speakers.

The festival, led by 48 local instructors, takes place in nature and celebrates the prairie landscape while exposing people to Fort Whyte Alive, art installations and music from The Blackout City Kids, The Dirty Catfish Brass Band and DJ Mama Cutsworth.

A weekend pass starts at $166 with Saturday passes at $99 and Sunday passes at $88. A single workshop starts at $39.