After 2 and a half years operating out of the back of Frame Arts Warehouse, the Purple Room shut its doors in August 2015. However, a great team of people connected to the local arts community are currently hard at work planning a new home for this unique Winnipeg institution, and we look to build and re-open in a new location sometime in 2016! For more information on where we’ve been and where we’re headed, visit our ABOUT page. To help contribute to what we’re building — and get some really cool perks along the way — check out our CAMPAIGN page.

In the meantime, we continue to help run CaRaVaN Open Mic & Open Stage, a long-running open mic that takes place every Monday night at 7:00 PM. Currenly we’re operating the open mic out of the Rudolf Rocker (3rd floor, 91 Albert St.) as part of Dragon Arts Collective. We also host a monthly version of CaRaVaN at The Knndy (330 Kennedy St.) on the last Tuesday of every month, with The Knndy iteration also featuring a headlining act to end off the night. You may also occasionally find CaRaVaN-supported events throughout the city as well as at Dragon Arts Collective.

For more information on CaRaVaN, email Paul Little at or visit the Facebook group.