things to do: November

Stuart McLean will be at the Centennial Concert Hall on November 25 for The Vinyl Cafe Christmas Tour 2013. McLean is an author and an award-winning journalist who has sold over one million books in Canada. He is well-known for hosting the Vinyl Cafe series on CBC Radio, which include his popular Dave & Morley stories. This Christmas Concert will feature new Dave & Morley stories as well as live music from the Juno Award winning trio, the Good Lovelies. Last year, Apple named McLean’s Vinyl Cafe Stories the best audio podcast in their “Best of the Year” awards. For tickets visit

The Winnipeg International Writers Festival is holding a used book sale Nov. 22-24 at The Forks Market in Centre Court. A wide variety of books will be available for purchase ranging in fiction, non-fiction, young adult, children’s and books in various languages. All of the books for sale have been donated by individuals or organizations, and all proceeds go toward funding the annual THIN AIR Winnipeg International Writers Festival. Prices are affordable with hardcovers at $5 and softcovers at $2. If you would like to donate any books you can email

Nov. 20-24 the annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival will be showcasing films, documentaries, discussions, and hands-on documentary-making workshops at the Globe Cinema in Portage Place Mall. The festival celebrates indigenous storytelling, and presents the best new indigenous films and videos from Canada, the US, and around the world. Nov. 21 is the Manitoba Filmmaker Night, which will feature a series of short films from local and up-and-coming filmmakers. Afterward, Paul Rabliauskas— comedian and radio host on Streetz 104.7 FM—will be hosting an Open Mic Night. For more information on movies and show times, visit their website at


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