Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

PIC­NIC IN THE PARK Satur­day, noon to 5 p.m. St. John’s Park, Main Street at Moun­tain Av­enue

Now in its 13th year, the North End cel­e­bra­tion of­fers a pas­sel of fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties — and all free, too, thanks to some smart or­ga­niz­ing by the North End Community Re­newal Cor­po­ra­tion.

This year, Blue Bombers James Green and Cory Wat­son plan to drop in at the day-long party, which was launched as a way to show off the neigh­bour­hood’s colourful community. And what colour there will be: the Win­nipeg Art Gallery will be on hand to help kids make masks, the Di­a­mond Disc stunt dogs will be show­ing off their in­cred­i­ble tricks, and fam­i­lies can gather for sto­ry­telling ses­sions and in­ter­ac­tive read­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Dancers from Graf­fiti Art will be strut­ting their stuff on the stage, and there will be a tra­di­tional per­for­mance by the Nor­man Chief Memo­rial Dancers as well as mu­si­cal turns by Tracy Bone and JC Camp­bell, the Paradize Band and more.

All this en­ter­tain­ment can work up an ap­petite, so the pic­nic also fea­tures a heap­ing se­lec­tion of free food, in­clud­ing deli sand­wiches, ban­nock, samosas and Ukrainian pyrizhky, and fresh fruit for the whole fam­ily.

It’s the 40th an­niver­sary of the community mu­seum’s Her­itage Day, and Cook’s Creek is plan­ning a fête full of his­tor­i­cal fun.

The site — which is lo­cated just a few kilo­me­tres east of Birds Hill Park — is fas­ci­nat­ing al­ready, thanks to its col­lec­tion of early 20th cen­tury build­ings. But a busy slate of Her­itage Day will turn the mu­seum into a hands-on pi­o­neer play­ground, com­plete with bread-bak­ing, hay rides, and a black­smithing demon­stra­tion. There will even be a scare­crow-mak­ing con­test, as well as a community mar­ket and live bands. At night, a fully li­censed evening stage will fea­ture plenty of Pol­ish food as well as per­for­mances from artists in­clud­ing Ray St. Ger­main and Bea­tles trib­ute band Free Ride. MAN­I­TOBA FILIPINO STREET FES­TI­VAL Satur­day, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Gar­den City Shop­ping Cen­tre

For the very first time, Man­i­toba’s thriv­ing Filipino community will take to the streets to show off their cul­ture — and siz­zling up some food.

The mall and its south park­ing lot will play host to a gala street party, which will fea­ture a parade, cul­tural ex­hibits, a trade show and all sorts of food, fun and games. As many as 35 groups and as­so­ci­a­tions are tak­ing place in the in­au­gu­ral party, which will fea­ture dances and cos­tumes from a di­verse cross-sec­tion of Filipino com­mu­ni­ties.

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