Laugh yourself to death at the Comedy Festival, watch high-energy freestyle in Thompson, or savour sweetness at the Sugaring Off Festival -- that's just a taste of the fun you can have this weekend in Manitoba.
Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Apr 7 to 13 | Various venues, Winnipeg
Macabre twists, eerie misfortune and sinister spells of bad luck await anyone bizarre enough to miss this year’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival, delivering a lethal dose of laughs to audiences in April! Celebrating its unlucky 13th birthday in appropriately frightful fashion, this year’s Fest has assembled another killer roster of comics to lend a hand with ghastly gags and assorted “Gorey” details.
Live Ammo Freestyle
Apr 12 | Thompson Regional Community Centre, Thompson
Watch an amazing, high-energy snowmobile freestyle at Live Ammo Freestyle! The Music Makers will be there and demo's will be performed by Mike McIvor, Mike Poirer, Patrick McMullan, Eric Lemay, Lucas Bennet and Dave Kelly. Hot dogs and drinks onsite.
Sugaring Off Festival
Apr 12 to 13 | Saint-Pierre-Jolys
Celebrate the arrival of spring and the production of Manitoba maple syrup at the Sugaring Off Festival. Enjoy great traditional food and music, maple sugar production, historical interpretations, horse-drawn rides, activities for the kids, and more.
Brandon Home and Leisure Show
Apr 11 to 13 | Keystone Centre, Brandon
See the latest products in indoor and outdoor services and the best in exciting recreational fun crafts at the 48th annual Brandon Home and Leisure Show. The show features over 165 exhibitors showcasing everything under the sun — all under one roof!
Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival
Apr 12 | McCreary
Savour some maple syrup sweetness at the first annual Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival! This family-friendly festival has a fun-filled day planned for all ages. Take part in tree tapping, eat your way up and down a stack of pancakes or enjoy many indoor and outdoor activities.
Mid-Canada Power Sport Show
Apr 11 to 13 | Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg
Find everything you need for all-season fun at the Mid-Canada Power Sport Show! The show will have the newest motorcycles, ATV's, snowmobiles, aftermarket equipment and more, from the top manufacturers and suppliers in the industry.
Apr 12 to 13 | Oak Hammock Marsh
Visit the marsh and explore the different types of nests that birds make at Nest Fest! Help our feathered friends by gathering ideas and plans for building your own nesting structures.
Spring Artisans Market
Apr 12 | Manitoba Theatre for Young People, The Forks
Manitoba craftspeople will be selling their beautiful and functional handmade creations at the Spring Artisans Market. Items for sale include pottery, fibre art, glass, jewellery, knitting, crochet, paper craft, wood, and more.
La bohème at Manitoba Opera
Apr 5, 8, 11 | Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
Embrace one of the most romantic operas of all time at La bohème. This is Puccini’s glorious masterpiece of youthful flirtation, passionate love and heartbreaking tragedy set in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1830s.
Ciao! ChocolateFest 2014
Apr 1 to 30 | Various restuaraunts, Winnipeg
Throughout April, experience Ciao! Chocolate Fest, a celebration of the world's favourite flavour. Various restaurants will offer their sweet chocolate treats for only $7!
Mar 26 to Apr 11 | Manitoba Theatre for Young People, The Forks
Goodge is a nasty one-eyed bedtime monster that lives in six-year-old Tara’s bureau. But only she (and the audience) can see him. Meanwhile, her older brother Victor is afraid of an increasingly difficult bully on the playground. An all-time favourite with Manitoba educators and parents, Night Light uses ingenuity and laughter to help kids cope with their everyday fears.
The 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 great weekend everyone!