Delve into drama at the RWB, watch a whimsical comedy of errors at MTC or laugh along with Shrek and Donkey in Brandon – that's just a taste of the fun you can have in Manitoba this weekend!
The Handmaid’s Tale at RWB
Oct 16 to 20
| Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
Watch the Royal Winnipeg Ballet push the envelope with their bold adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale
! Adapted by acclaimed New York choreographer Lila York, this new ballet preserves Atwood’s prophetic spirit and human story, creating a powerful and poignant interpretation of the gripping tale about a dismal future America where women are reproductive slaves.
Shrek the Musical
Oct 17 to 20
| Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon
Get ready for a 'make ogre' with the bigger-than-life stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film - Shrek the Musical
! Kids will LOVE seeing their favourite animated characters brought to life... with a troupe of tap-dancing mice and a two-storey tall singing dragon. Get ready for a 'rip-roaring' good time on a funny, fast-paced trip to Duloc.
Harvey at MTC
Oct 17 to Nov 9
| The John Hirsch Theatre, Winnipeg
Hop along to the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre to enjoy the delightful, droll, endearing, funny and touching classic, Harvey
! Big-hearted Elwood P. Dowd makes friends wherever he goes, but his social-climbing sister has a problem with his dear friend Harvey, an invisible, six-foot-tall white rabbit.
Canad Inns Prairie Classic
Oct 18 to 21
| Portage Curling Club, Portage la Prairie
Watch world class men's curling teams compete at the 2013 Canad Inns Prairie Classic
! The tournament includes teams from Canada (Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Newfoundland), the USA, China, Sweden, and Scotland.
It’s suppertime in Manitoba. From now through mid-November, dozens of traditional community-based “fall suppers
” – buffet feasts of down-home cooking, locally grown ingredients, and family recipes – are being served throughout the province.
This weekend's suppers are in Pinawa, Balmoral, Fraserwood, Hadashville, Piney, Roland, Stonewall, Belmont, Binscarth, Haywood, Ile des Chenes, Lyleton, Shellmouth, St. Adolphe.
International Wine Festival of Manitoba
Oct 18 to 20
| The Forks, Winnipeg
The stage is set for an event that fills the senses and captures the mood and romance of days gone by at the International Wine Festival of Manitoba
! Stroll through The Market Courtyard and sample some of the hundreds of wines on display during this three-day event.
The Best Brothers at PTE
Oct 17 to Nov 03
| Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg
Did mom love the dog best? Find out in the hilarious and heartbreaking The Best Brothers
at Prairie Theatre Exchange! After losing their free-spirited mother in a freak accident involving a large drag queen named Pina Colada, brothers Kyle and Hamilton Best have to find a way to work together to make the final arrangements.
Murder in the Sands – Murder mystery guided hike
| 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
| Spirit Sands Trailhead, Spruce Woods Provincial Park
Help the park interpreters solve the mystery of Stewie the Skink by finding clues along the trail and determine the culprit. Be sure to bring a flashlight and wear hiking shoes for this 3km hike.
Fright at the Fort
Oct 18 to 19
| Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Lower Fort Garry has cranked up its annual Halloween program with a brand new, blood-curdling experience called “Fright at the Fort
.” See history and horror come to life with a frightfully thrilling tour through the old stone fort, one of the oldest collections of stone buildings in western Canada and a truly spooky location. Along the way, you’ll encounter Lower Fort Garry’s ghostly inhabitants and hear stories from its ghoulish past.
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Oct 11 to Jan 5
| Winnipeg Art Gallery
If time is on your side, catch The Clock
-- a cinematic tour de force that unfolds in real time. This ambitious project explores the wonderment and illusion of cinema through a dizzying chronology in which theatrical and real time fold into one.
| Marine Museum of Manitoba, Selkirk
It’s terror on the high seas 30 minutes north from Winnipeg at Selkirk’s Marine Museum of Manitoba, where the annual Halloween Haunt
gives guests a chance to explore the decks of a bona fide ghost ship. There are two ships to choose from — the M.S. Lady Canadian is recommended for those who spook easily, while the S.S. Keenora boasts ghoulish beasties around every corner.
REEL PRIDE Film Festival
Oct 15 to 20
| Various venues in Winnipeg
Celebrate queer media arts at the REEL PRIDE
Film Festival – a forum that engages in deliberation and dialogue on issues of importance to the queer community; locally, regionally and internationally.
It’s that time of year to meander through the winding paths of a corn maze
! Around the province, you can get lost in corn mazes at A Maze in Corn
, Boonstra Farms
, or Deer Meadow Farms
. Check out what we had to say about corn mazes and fall suppers
Howlin’ Halloween Express
Oct 19 to 20
| Prairie Dog Central Railway, Winnipeg
All aboard for a family friendly Howlin’ Halloween Express
train ride! Keep your eyes peeled for Igor as he makes his way through the coaches choosing his favourite costumes and awarding prizes and goodies. Just a quick turnaround at Grosse Isle for freshly prepared hot dogs and refreshments before heading back to Igor’s Haunted Workshop!
The October art scene
Various locations across Manitoba
Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here's a handful of great exhibits
you don’t want to miss this month.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!