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ciao!news I dreamscape I nspired by a trip to Barcelona, Small Mercies (pictured) is a bohemian oasis going against the grain of traditional retail shops. Fine jewellery by local and Canadian designers (including vintage inspired jewels by owner Arden Prins- Coy herself) and whimsical home decor fill this dreamy boutique and coffee bar. For green-thumbed shoppers, it also carries plants from local nurseries and fresh-cut flower bouquets. Order a cup of fair trade De Luca’s coffee and take a seat in the adjacent vine-adorned courtyard, where community-driven events and pop-ups are held. 111 Osborne St, 204-615-6290. - JS culinary calendar I hot dates • Aug 1-31: Tour the globe one lunch at a time during Ciao! Taste the World. This month-long culinary event features ethnic eats and cultural mash-ups from restaurants across the city. Lunches start at $12. For details see page 7 or visit ciaowinnipeg.com for a complete list of menus. 6 ciao! / aug/sep / two thousand nineteen • Aug 4-17: For two weeks, the world’s largest and longest running multicultural festival Folklorama (pictured) celebrates more than 45 cultures at pavilions across the city with lively entertainment and, of course, food, glorious food. Admission: $6 per pavilion or $54 for 12 tickets. 204-982-6210, folklorama.ca. • Aug 17: The 3rd annual Winnipeg Beer Festival is brimming with refreshing pints and pilsners. 15 local breweries, including Barn Hammer Brewing Co, Half Pints Brewing Co and Nonsuch Brewing Co, team up with local food vendors for this fundraiser in support of KIDS Initiative. Tickets: $45-55. Fort Gibraltar, wpgbeerfestival.com. •Aug 23-25: Savour the season during the 5th annual Rotary Ribfest Winnipeg in support of local youth projects. Enjoy a weekend filled with performances by Manitoban musicians, local brewskies and stellar ribs. Free admission. The Forks, ribfestwinnipeg.ca. • Sept 6-8: Winnipeg’s favourite downtown festival, ManyFest, brings live music, farmers’ markets, family- friendly activities and good eating to Broadway. Taste the best of mobile dining during Food Truck Wars and cast your vote to help crown the winning vendor. For more info, visit manyfest.ca. • Sept 7, 21: All aboard! Gather family and friends for the Railway Fall Supper, a Prairie Dog Central Railway tradition for close to 40 years. Enjoy a hearty turkey supper while looking out on the sprawling prairie countryside. Tickets: $39-46. Inkster Junction Station, 204-832-5259, pdcrailway.com. • Sept 21: Seafood lovers get their fix at the 43rd annual Lobster Gala du Homard, held at the RBC Convention Centre. Hosted by French theatre troupe Le Cercle Molière, this decadent feast and fundraising event boasts all-you-can-eat lobster for a fixed price of $225 (bibs included). For tickets call 204-233-8053 or visit cerclemoliere.com. • Sept 21: VegFest is a free, one-day celebration for vegans, vegetarians and those who are simply veg-curious. Enjoy a star lineup of speakers, morning yoga and a vegan cheese contest. Axworthy Health & RecPlex, 350 Spence St, winnipegvegfest.ca. • Sept 22: Join some of the city's top chefs for the 9th annual 100-Mile Dinner, in support of the Boys & Girls Club of Winnipeg. All food is sourced from producers within 100 miles of the city. This year, participating chefs include Tristan Foucault of Peasant Cookery and Fraser Macleod of 529 Wellington. Tickets: $135. Masonic Memorial Centre, 204-982-4940, bgcwinnipeg.ca.