Celebrate our planet for Earth Day, check out championship hockey in St. Malo, search for eggs in the Whiteshell, see a silent movie at the symphony, or wax nostalgic in Winkler -- those are just a few of the fun things you can do in Manitoba this weekend.
Apr 17 to 21
| St. Malo Arena, St. Malo
Cheer on the Warriors as they compete to win the 2013 Keystone Cup
in St. Malo! The Keystone Cup is the Junior “B” ice hockey championship and trophy for Western Canada.
Other People's Money at MTC
Apr 18 to May 11
| MTC Mainstage, Winnipeg
Sit back and enjoy a raunchy look into the hearts of people passionate about their work in Other People’s Money
at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC). In today’s economic climate, this satire about the excess of the ‘80s remains startlingly relevant.
Aida at Manitoba Opera
| Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
The grandest of grand operas, Aida
returns to Manitoba Opera for the first time in over a decade! Impassioned arias, surging choruses, and exhilarating orchestral music shows us Verdi at the peak of his powers – masterfully balancing pomp and pageantry with a deeply moving personal tragedy.
The Art of Quilting Show
Apr 19 to 20
| Riverview Curling Club, Brandon
Thread your way to Brandon to enjoy The Art of Quilting Show
, which features quilt displays, quilting projects, prizes, merchandise and more.
Spring Babes GPS Adventure – Family Program
| Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary, Whiteshell Provincial Park
Have you ever wondered what a baby duck looks like? Search around the goose sanctuary for some special, hidden eggs and find out who left them there and see if you can match parents with their babies. From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Central Canada Lit Fest
Apr 20 to 21
| Place Louis Riel, Winnipeg
Calling all bookworms, check out Central Canada Lit Fest
this weekend. Meet special guests and attend workshops at Winnipeg's premiere young adult, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, science fiction, fantasy and horror literary festival.
Chaplin's The Gold Rush at WSO
| Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
Go back in time to enjoy Charlie Chaplin's 1925 silent masterpiece, The Gold Rush
at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra! Watch the digitally restored film while you listen to Chaplin's beautiful score performed by the WSO, led by resident conductor Richard Lee.
That 60's Show at P.W. Enns
| P.W. Enns Centennial Concert Hall, Winkler
Enjoy a night of nostalgic music in That 60's Show
! This fundraiser event features great music from local performers including Steve Keys and the Space Trannys, Jason Maas, Steve Dueck, Jenessa Freeheart and JP LePage with tributes to Neil Young, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, the Rolling Stones and more.
Earth Day Celebrations
| FortWhyte Alive
Get FREE admission to enjoy Earth Day at FortWhyte Alive
! The day is packed to the clean-air gills with activities for kids and adults. There will also be recycling depots, booths and displays. Winnipeg Transit is offering free transport to and from FortWhyte Alive.
| Oak Hammock Marsh
Celebrate Earth Day at Oak Hammock
! Join interpreters for guided tours of the marsh to see just how important wetlands are for the health of the planet. Participate in a compost tour or a green building tour.
Find out more about Earth Day activities happening around the province.
Gunmetal Blues at PTE
Apr 4 to 21 | Prairie Theatre Exchange
Solve a musical murder mystery at Gunmetal Blues
at PTE. This show is a hard-boiled detective yarn disguised as a lounge act — or maybe it’s the other way around. Special deal: Buy one ticket, get one half price
The art scene in April
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 great weekend!