We help run CaRaVaN OPEN MIC + OPEN STAGE, a long-running “anything goes” open mic that takes place every Monday night at 7:00 PM.

CaRaVaN on the Patio
CaRaVaN at Your Home

As COVID-related restrictions (and weather conditions) fluctuate, CaRaVaN Open Mic + Open Stage continues offering up a weekly open mic – sometimes in person at X-Cues and sometimes virtually with CaRaVaN at Your Home. Whether we’re in person or fully virtual for the week, watch the show live on the Purple Room YouTube or Facebook accounts, or the CaRaVaN Facebook group. On virtual nights, performers can go to the link provided during the broadcast and hang out back stage until it’s your turn to perform.

For more information on CaRaVaN and an up-to-date schedule, visit www.caravanopenmic.com.

Pants on Fire: A Comedy Game Show

We co-produce PANTS ON FIRE, a comedy game show pitting teams of comedians against each other in a battle of truth and deception. It’s on a pandemic-induced hiatus right now, but will be back in the future!

You’ll also find Purple Room-presented events and stages throughout the city, including at the MANITOBA NIGHT MARKET & FESTIVAL at Assiniboia Downs throughout the summer, the annual CAKE ‘N SHAKE at the end of May at Old Market Square, and our SONIC SPOTLIGHT series showcasing local (and sometimes touring) musical acts on our outdoor and indoor stages.


After 2 and a half years operating out of the back of Frame Arts Warehouse, the Purple Room shut its physical doors in August 2015. However, through the work of countless Winnipeg artists in music, spoken word, comedy, and more, we’ve been able to continue this unique Winnipeg institution as a roaming venue, regularly producing events and stages!