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January 4 to January 10

Posted January 07, 2021 | Author Carly Sallows-Harrie

Welcome to the first week of 2021. As we continue to stay safe and stay home, here are ways you can explore Manitoba from the comfort of your home and help to support local.

Looking for more activities to do at home? Be sure to check out Stay Home - Safe at Home Manitoba frequently for content featuring culture, arts, entertainment, fitness and more.

Here are 10 VIRTUAL things to do this week in Manitoba...

1. Get Cooking

Black and white image of Exchange district turn of the century buildings with a gold cooking pot graphic overlaid with copy

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory
Tickets are limited and available now.

One part meal kit, one part cooking show, one part virtual class, 100% Exchange District. The Exchange District Cooking Club is an interactive virtual cooking show and meal kit series beginning in January. With your ticket purchase, you will receive a meal kit with the ingredients you need to make dinner for two, the complete recipe instructions, and exclusive access to an interactive, live cooking class hosted by Chef Pam Kirkpatrick and each guest chef. It’s a great way to learn a new skill, support local restaurants, and have a great evening at home.

Upcoming episodes
Sunday, January 17: King's Head Pub - Butter Chicken
Sunday, January 24: The Mitchell Block - Pasta Party

2. Hey Papa Mambo

The three band members look straight at camera with arms crossed over their chests in front of colourfully painted wall

Online/ hosted on Treaty 1 territory
Saturday, January 9 | 7:30 pm

Created by Chilean-born classical guitarist Rodrigo Muñoz, Winnipeg-based Papa Mambo is recognized as one of the most skillful, exciting and important innovators in Canada’s Latin music scene. Rodrigo Muñoz , Victor Lopez and Amber Epp will heat up Manitoba’s winter with sizzling and exciting Latin rhythms in a symphonic style with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Support the WSO by purchasing a livestream ticket to the concert for $25. Once purchased, you will receive an email the day of the concert with an exclusive link to watch the livestream. The concert will be available for viewing for approximately 72 hours after the first livestream.

3. Attend a virtual book tour

Black and white image of author Ian Hamilton looking straight at camera with cottage and wooden flowers in background

Online / Treaty 1 territory
Tuesday, January 05 | 7:00 pm

Whodunit? Mystery Bookstore will host a Zoom launch of the international bestselling author Ian Hamilton’s latest book Fortune, a riveting new novel featuring fan-favourite Uncle Chow Tung. Ian will be reading from the book, speaking about his Ava Lee and Uncle series, and answering questions.

Be sure to check out Whodunit? books for your next read. This adorable shop allows you to shop online and search for titles by "Books with Cats", "Books with Dogs" or "British Library Crime Classics".

4. Gather online and make art together

2 hand drawn jam jars on the left & right side, filled with strawberry jam. Art Jam written on each label on yellow backgrnd

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory
Wednesday, January 6 | 6:30 pm

MAWA hosts a monthly online space to gather and make art together. Free and open to all ages and genders, the January Art Jam theme is collage. A materials list for the activity will be posted in advance, you can find your own materials or pick up a kit at MAWA. Jessica Canard will open by sharing different techniques of collage. You can create with whatever you want during Art Jam. This is a time to hang out and create together. Sign up in advance by email.

5. Grab your paint brush

Used paint brushes in dark water sitting beside a paper plate with smeared oil based paints. Paper towel messy from painting

Online / Treaty 1 territory
Wednesday, January 6 | 7:00 pm

Just like an in person Winnipeg Art & Wine paint party, this class will have step by step easy to follow instructions with a professional artist who will make the event fun and informative. Join and learn to paint a dark and moody moon painting. You can use your own supplies or if you wish to purchase supplies for this event you can add a kit to your ticket. Don't forget a glass of wine or beverage of your choice during the painting.

6. Adventure through the Manitoba Museum

Large diorama of Indigenous person on a horse with musket hunting 4 bison running on the prairie

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory
Thursday, January 7 | 2:00 pm

This is your final chance to participate in the Holidays @ Home series with the Manitoba Museum. A special Museum Explorer tour takes you on an adventure through the Manitoba Museum’s galleries, where stories of history and nature intertwine. Travel from the Arctic, through the Boreal Forest, and into the Parklands, see many life-sized dioramas, beautiful artifacts, the full-sized replica fur trading ship the Nonsuch, and much more.

7. Watch Indigenous superstars

Snowflake logo on top of purple and green northern lights with dark land below Indigenous Superstars in purple & green below

Online / hosted on Treaty 5 territory

Rhonda Head is a Mezzo-Soprano from Opaskwayak Cree Nation who has preformed with the Manitoba Opera, at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. She hosts Indigenous Superstars on YouTube and interviews amazing Indigenous artists from around the world. Listen to the musicians journeys and hear them perform live.

8. Keep your kids physically active

Navy blue background with logo of kid doing cartwheel. Green, white and light blue copy reads: Fit Kids Healthy Kids

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

Welcome to the Fit Kids Healthy Kids, part of Stay Home - Safe at Home Manitoba. For children between the ages of 2 – 12 Sport Manitoba compiled a list of fun, active games you can do from the comfort of your home with minimal or no equipment that will help keep your child physically active. Doctors Manitoba have also lent their support.

9. Relive Festival du Voyageur at home

Children outside at Festival du Voyageur playing a game while running together in a bottomless birchbark canoe

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

Relive the 2020 Festival du Voyageur with their collection of 360 videos. Click on the map to view a 360 video. Hop on for horse sleigh ride tour along the bank of the Red River and a view of Downtown Winnipeg in the distance. Peek inside the Snow Tent packed with programming and concerts, or Le Foyer inside the Maison du Bourgeois within the walls of Fort Gibraltar. You can clap your hands and tap your toes to fiddle music.

Festival du Voyageur 2021 will look different but will still bring you the joie de vivre we’re used to feeling every February. Watch for more details.

The 2021 edition will feature:
- A series of virtual concerts and events
- French–Canadian meal kits that you can take home and enjoy with a virtual show
- Virtual versions of classic Festival du Voyageur contests like the Beard Growing Contest, Pea Soup Competition, Fiddling Contest and the Jigging Contest.

10. Stay in, and watch things get better

Canadian Museum for Human Rights Indigenous Perspectives gallery 360‐degree basket theatre

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

As we all stay home to stay safe, explore the Canadian Museum for Human Rights from home. Join guides on video tours of the Museum’s galleries and architecture. Check out Museum exhibits and stories about human rights defenders and history. Challenge yourself with the Who said it? web quiz. View the Spirit Panels installation in the Museum’s Indigenous Perspectives gallery and learn the stories behind them.

Carly Sallows-Harrie

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