What’s happening this week in Central Manitoba…

September 30 – October 6

The Roland Pumpkin Fair in Roland Manitoba is the place to be if you ever wondered how big a pumpkin could be. Last years champion weighed in at 1,753.5lbs! Other activities like Agriculture & Educational Displays, Classic Car Display, and children’s activities, and delicious pumpkin desserts. Visit their website to learn more about their schedule of events.

The Dirty Catfish Brass Band: Thursday, Oct. 3rd at Carman Collegiate Theatre at 8 pm For more information call Golden Prairie Arts Council at 204-745-6568

Dirty Catfish Brass Band’s aim is to inspire, create and instigate– but, mostly, they just want you on your feet. Undeniably tight, yet reckless as hell, Dirty Catfish Brass Band deals in powerful phrasing and performances drenched with rhythm. Invoking the sounds of the New Orleans brass tradition, the collective dares to reimagine the streets of a prairie city as one that is hot, alive, and brimming with soul.  Based in Winnipeg, MB, the crew strives to surprise, challenge, tickle and pay homage to the New Orleans tradition by giving it a new audience in an unsuspecting locale. In true Louisiana tradition, these boys stick to the spontaneity of festivals, alleyway performance and all-around late nights.  The band doesn’t ask permission to play, and the crowd certainly doesn’t ask them to stop.

With their second release, ‘Big Shiny Brass’ (2016), – a six-track EP of covers – Dirty Catfish Brass Band give a nod to fellow Winnipeggers The Guess Who and explore their own influences over a collection of pop tunes via Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and more.  While ‘Big Shiny Brass’ is filled with the spirit of the New Orleans brass tradition, DCBB makes a point to take the music in the direction of their own

Visit the Golden Prairie Arts Council for more information.