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10 things to do in Manitoba: November 15 to 21

Posted November 12, 2021 | Author Kit Muir

We continue to stay safe and physical distance in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba November 15 to 21.

A visit to Manitoba means travelling through Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Territory and through communities who are signatories to Treaties 6 and 10. It encompasses the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininiwak and Nehethowuk and the homeland of the Métis. To learn more about Manitoba's Treaty areas, click here.

As the snow comes down and the temperature drops this week, the arts scene in Manitoba warms up indoors and outdoors with music, theatre, art, lights and the start of a winter festival. Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba...

1. Explore public art in Winnipeg

Person stands in front of a mural wearing headphones
West End Biz

West End, Winnipeg

Plug in your headphones and take a stroll through the West End of Winnipeg. The West End Biz’s audio tour features nine murals so you can get a taste of what the West End has to offer at your leisure. Discover the area’s history and learn what goes into creating the large-scale artworks this neighbourhood is known for.

2. Celebrate the beginning of winter

Holiday Alley
Holiday Alley
Holiday Alley

Various locations, Selkirk
November 19 to 30

Holiday Alley brings art, light, sound, and creativity to Selkirk for 12 whole days this year! This year's festival will feature carefully planned in-person, drive-thru, pick up, online, and at your own pace activities, including a pooch parade, makers market, mural tours and tons of live music. Check Holiday Alley’s website for all the upcoming activities and events.

3. Learn the techniques and history of beading

Métis beaded artwork
Borealis Beading

Borealis Beading creates a hands-on creative experience where you can learn the art and skill of two-needle beading, finger weaving or quilting along with the cultural and historical significance of these art forms to the Métis people.

4. Sip your way through Manitoba

Two people drink beer from glasses inside of Nonsuch Brewing under a ceiling of gold umbrellas.

Experience the spirit of Manitoba when you sign up for the Manitoba Brew Pass. Use this mobile savings passport and check out some of the best breweries the province has to offer! Choose to revisit your favourites or try a new beverage with the 12 participating breweries. Buy your Brew Pass and start your own tour of Manitoba breweries this week.

5. See an art exhibit inspired by dreams

Sam Waller Museum, The Pas
Until December 29

Head to the Sam Waller Museum to enjoy a series of visual artworks and poems that are based on the dreams of artist Jan Jenkins. The “In the Wind” exhibit represents freedom from fears and courage to experience the unexplored.

6. Watch Clear Lake Freeze as the temperature drops

Witness the beautiful lakes and ponds of Riding Mountain National Park freeze as the weather cools and winter approaches. Some years the lake freezes incredibly smooth and clear, ideal for skating later in the season. Plan your getaway to Clear Lake Country and embrace the changing season.

7. Sing along at Celebrations Dinner Theatre

Celebrations Dinner Theatre, Winnipeg
November 19 to February 6

The local teens in the sleepy town of Lakewood are dying... of boredom in Celebrations Dinner Theatre’s upcoming show—Rockin’ the Jukebox! See how a little music and a lot of fun take centre stage in this musical performance. While you’re there you’ll also enjoy a themed four-course dinner and specialty drinks.

8. See Shakespeare through a new lens

November 19 to December 5

Shakespeare in the Ruins’ online show Shakespeare’s Will tells the tale of the bard’s life through the eyes and voice of his wife. This beautiful and cheeky play, told through the style of “object theatre” begins after Shakespeare’s death, as his wife looks back at love and loss. Tickets are pay what you choose and can be purchased through the Shakespeare in the Ruins website.

9. Celebrate Manitoban music

Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg
November 20 | 8 p.m.

Enjoy a Winnipeg Folk Festival inspired evening of music where 15 musicians and musical groups will perform solo and side-by-side in a “workshop” style concert. Take a journey through the multi-genre performances and collaborations during this Manitoba 150 celebration event So Long, Bannatyne.

10. Get holiday shopping done early

Red River Exhibition Place, Winnipeg
November 19, 20 & 21

Find everything on your gift list (and things on your wishlist) at Third + Bird’s Christmas Market. This year’s market will feature 150 Manitoba makers selling everything from housewares to jewelry, food to clothing. Tickets are nearly sold out so get yours and book your two hour shopping block before it’s too late.

About The Author

Hi! I'm Kit, a Franco-Manitobaine from the Interlake and a champion of the phrase "there's no place like home." If you see me out exploring the province, say hi! Or reach out at kmuir@travelmanitoba.com.

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