WINNIPEG − Looking for things to do this week? Check out the list of events at McNally Robinson Booksellers, at 1120 Grant Avenue.
Monday, December 5, 2011
- Small Works Gallery Opening: Jordan Van Sewell (7:30 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Showing “The He art of the Malborough Man.” An exploration of some of the artist’s familiar themes, including his railway roots and some dystopian curveballs.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
- Barbara J. Becker et al. (7 p.m. in the Atrium) – Launch of “Measured Words: Second Helpings.” Sample the diverse, authentic voices of Manitoba writers sharing special memories. Contributors include Frances H. Beatty, Barbara J. Becker, Heather Becker, Lauren Blue, Ellen Burns, Charlotte Caron, Dana L. Coates, Alison DeGagne, Tracy Gregory, Althea Guiboche, Elizabeth M. Hunter, Pamela Kat Johnson, Randy Johnson, M. D. Meyer, Lynne Mitchell-Pedersen, Glynis C. Morris, Iris Peak, Charmaine Johnson Putnam, Andrea Ridgedale, Gisela H. Roger, Clayton Schneider, Jennifer Schneider, Anne Van Humbeck, Oriole Vane Veldhuis, William Dexter Wade, and Joan C. Zeke.
Friday, December 9, 2011
- Dave Larocque Trio (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Contemporary Instrumental/Jazz
Saturday, December 10, 2011
- Mike McIntyre (1 p.m. by the Cash Desk) – Signing “Journey for Justice: How Project Angel Cracked The Candace Derksen Case.” It was one of the most gripping murder mysteries in Winnipeg’s history; a case that many believed would never be solved. But thanks to the modern miracle of scientific analysis – combined with a dedicated police service that refused to give up hope – Candace Derksen’s killer was finally brought to justice.
- Bob Watts Trio (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Jazz
Sunday, December 11, 2011
- Richard Brignall (12 p.m. by the Cash Desk) – Signing “Forgotten Heroes: Celebrating Winnipeg’s Hockey Heritage.” The origins of hockey in Manitoba and a tribute to our widely forgotten heroes, from the Winnipeg Victorias and their Stanley Cup triumphs to the Winnipeg Falcons, winners of the Olympic Hockey Championships in 1920.
- Ken Ploen and Roy Rosmus (2 p.m. in the Atrium) – Launch of “Quiet Hero: The Ken Ploen Story.” From his early days in Iowa and football fame in the 1957 Rose Bowl, through his Blue Bomber years, Grey Cups and the glory of 1957-1967, the book covers the full career of Ken Ploen, the best player to ever to hit the field in Winnipeg.
For more information on the events, call McNally Robinson Booksellers at 204-475-0483 or toll free at 1-800-561-1833.
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