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The Fortune Parlour


Interdisciplinary Kids Performance Physical activity & movement
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Bijou Patio (Old Market Square, Winnipeg)

492 Main St

Winnipeg, MB



Offered in English and French.

Wheelchair accessible.


The Fortune Parlour


Join us on September 24, 2022 from 6pm-midnight in Bijour Park (Old Market Square, Winnipeg) for an interactive art exhibition as part of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg.

Under an illuminated mystical tent, you will find Madam Mortel and Sister Sylv’s fortune-telling parlour.

The queens are lit up and invite guests to have their fortunes read. This interactive experience is rooted in the history of camp comedy drag (performance art). In their gregarious and hilarious performance, Madam Mortel and Sister Sylv breaks the ‘third wall’ and will speak directly to guest as they walk by. They will invite guests to sit with them and read their palms and tarot cards. Special guests will walk away with a fortune card too.

The performance will leave guests laughing at their skills (or lack thereof). The performance is designed to be accessible and friendly to all ages and families. This performance is performed by Rose Mortel and Sylv, and co-created by Lady Martina and Trixie Brown.

This live performance art will be ongoing through the whole night.

We graciously acknowledge the financial support of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg and community donors. Please remember to tag @intldayofpink #nbwpg2022

We acknowledge this project is taking place on Treaty 1 Territory and that Manitoba is located on the Treaty Territories and ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anishininewuk, Dakota Oyate, Denesuline and Nehethowuk Nations. We acknowledge Manitoba is located on the Homeland of the Red River Métis. Likewise, we acknowledge northern Manitoba includes lands that were and are the ancestral lands of the Inuit. We respect the spirit and intent of Treaties and Treaty Making and remain committed to working in partnership with Two-Spirit, First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in the spirit of truth, reconciliation, and collaboration.

For more information on this project, please contact us at: [email protected]



Day of Pink

The Day of Pink is a collective of volunteer artists behind some of Canada’s most creative queer arts initiatives. Most known for the International Day of Pink, Canada’s largest queer and trans day of action through arts, where 1 in 3 Canadians wear pink to challenge homophobic and transphobic bullying. These arts volunteers uses design, storytelling, fashion and other disciplines to challenge discrimination and oppression.

The Day of Pink is also the team behind the ‘Gay Sweater’. The Sweater was created using the hair of over 200 2SLGBTQIA+ people whose hair was spun into yarn, and then knit into a sweater. The ‘Gay Sweater’ toured Canada before finding a home at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa.

These volunteers have also also created ‘Colouring with Pride’ a series of queer and trans colouring books featuring Canadian queer and trans activists you should know.

The collective also created a variety of theatrical productions, drag performances and art exhibitions. Most recently this included a Western Tour with Martin Boyce, an activist from the Stonewall Riot. The production included visual, musical, and dance performances.

This event is part of a hub:

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

Culture Days Manitoba Winnipeg, MB

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is back! After two years of a socially distanced event, we are excited to move all the art enthusiasm into one special evening this fall! September 24th, 6pm-12am we will have a concentration of exhibitions/perfo...