Pirates at the symphony, skiing for a good cause, a festival of fools, a glee club from beyond the grave, and an art exhibit celebrating the Thaw
-- these are just a few of the fun things happening around Manitoba this weekend.
World Day for Water
| Oak Hammock Marsh
What better place to celebrate the annual World Day for Water
, than Oak Hammock Marsh! Work on some crafts, watch nature films and take in fun water activities from Project WET.
Pirates of the Caribbean at WSO
Mar 22 to 24
| Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
The film that began Disney’s blockbuster series will be screened in its entirety with live accompaniment by the symphony. In this screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
, the orchestra heightens the impact of the film’s soaring and dramatic music. Captain Jack Sparrow is waiting!
Asessippi Super Pass Barbeque & Benefit Concert
| Asessippi Ski Area & Resort
Hit the slopes for a good cause at the Asessippi Super Pass Barbeque & Benefit Concert
. All Super Pass holders are invited to the resort for the day to pick up their new passes and get a FREE burger and drink. There will be live music throughout the day and donation tins will be set up all around the resort to collect donations for Free the Children
| Canadian Mennonite University
Enjoy a blooming good time at Gardening Saturday
– Manitoba’s largest indoor gardening symposium – and be the first to learn the latest trends in gardening and what will be available at your local garden centre this season.
Festival of Fools
Mar 23 to 31
| Centre Court & Tower Atrium, The Forks Market
“Fool up on fun” at the 13th annual Festival of Fools
at The Forks Market! Enjoy nine days of smiles at this entirely FREE
festival that features performances by magicians, clowns, jugglers, comedians and high-strung aerial acts.
Ride the Cyclone at MTC
Mar 21 to Apr 6
| The Tom Hendry Theatre, Winnipeg
Leap on a roller coaster ride of music, humour and heart at Ride the Cyclone: A Musical
at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC). This weird and wonderful show takes you on a wild ride when a teenage glee club from a small town dies in a roller coaster accident and are given a chance to perform from beyond the grave.
The art scene in March
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.
Thaw: An Exhibit in Celebration of Spring
starts Friday at the WAG's Gallery Shop with an opening reception
between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.
The Travelling Mabels
| Virden Auditorium Theatre, Virden
| Souris & Glenwood Community Hall, Souris
| William Glesby Centre, Portage la Prairie
Enjoy an evening of folk and country music with the spirited and spunky The Travelling Mabels
! Singularly, each woman can vocally stand alone, but once you hear their combined harmony blend, you will know why these three women came together.
Daddy Long Legs at MTC
Mar 14 to Apr 6
| The John Hirsch Theatre, Winnipeg
Sit back and enjoy a “Cinderella
story with a modern twist” in Paul Gordon’s Daddy Long Legs
at MTC. This thoughtful and inventive musical comes from the Tony & Olivier Award-winning Director of Les Misérables
and Nicholas Nickeleby
, and the creators of Jane Eyre
Aurora Winter Fest
Mar 11 to 25
Watch the skies dance and experience the culture, history and heritage of northern Manitoba at Aurora Winter Fest
in Churchill. Enjoy winter activities like igloo building, dog mushing, snow sculpting and performances such as Aboriginal drumming, fiddling, square-dancing and jigging.