Geek out at Comic Con, mosey on over to the Livestock Expo, or catch down-home folk music in Portage la Prairie – that's just a taste of the fun you can have in Manitoba this weekend!
Central Canada Comic Con
Nov 1 to 3
| RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
After Halloween, don’t put those superhero or sci-fi costumes away because Central Canada Comic Con (C4)
arrives right after! For three days, immerse yourself in pop culture, science fiction and fantasy.
Manitoba Livestock Expo
Oct 31 to Nov 2
| Keystone Centre, Brandon
Head out to Brandon for Manitoba’s biggest all-breeds cattle show and sale at the 2013 Manitoba Livestock Expo
! Some of the best purebred cattle in Western Canada make the trip to Brandon each year to compete in this prestigious show.
Red Moon Road
| William Glesby Centre, Portage la Prairie
Listen to the sweet sounds of a down-home, acoustic folk and roots band
whose music includes a little mix of pop, east coast flavor and country charm. The musical sweetness of this group is accented by their superb harmonies.
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.
Oct 25 to Nov 2
| Various venues, Winnipeg and Brandon
Listen to thunderous bravura, beautiful melodies and heart-tugging drama at the Tchaikovsky Festival
! The WSO is presenting a week-long festival featuring the work created by the most-performed Russian composer of all time.
'Tis the season to venture out and find that unique, locally-made gift to give to someone special. (Or keep for yourself!) Here's our guide to Manitoba's craft sales
WRAPPED: The Mummy of Pesed
Oct 25 to Apr 6
| The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg
For the first time in 45 years a real Egyptian mummy will be on display in Winnipeg! The Manitoba Museum’s temporary exhibit, WRAPPED: The Mummy of Pesed
, showcases Pesed, “The Shining One”, a mummy and her coffin, and includes over 60 ancient Egyptian antiquities, CT scans and forensic facial reconstructions of Egyptian mummies.
Venus in Fur at MTC
Oct 24 to Nov 9
| The Tom Hendry Theatre, Winnipeg
Take in a suspense-packed study of the erotics of power at the funny, sexy and dangerous, Venus in Fur
at the The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre! When Vanda walks into an audition hoping to land the lead in Thomas’ play based on the classic S&M novel Venus in Fur
, they quickly assume the roles of two people ‘handcuffed at the heart’.
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.
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.
Have a fun weekend everyone!