There’s quite a bit happening this week to engage all of the senses. From wine and whisky tastings to birding breakfasts, take a look and create your own fun itinerary from our line-up of what’s hot in Manitoba.

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See the artillery and try on uniforms

RCA costume

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RCA Museum, Heritage Gallery

The RCA Museum invites visitors into an interactive experience. Try on military uniforms and headdress next to five wooden-wheeled artillery pieces.

Find a unique Mother’s Day gift

Coal & Canary Candle

April 23 to May 11
Royal Canadian Mint Boutique

On your next visit to the Royal Canadian Mint, be sure to make a stop at the boutique, which offers beautiful Canadian collector coins, jewellery and gifts. And with Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to find a gift that she will treasure for a lifetime.

 


 

Rub shoulders with fellow wine lovers

Winnipeg Wine Festival_RBC Convention Centre

begins April 28
RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg

Wine lovers, unite! The Winnipeg Wine Festival continues at the RBC Convention Centre. This year’s festival features wines from all over the world. Rub shoulders with other wine lovers and discover new wines at this public wine tasting.

Fill your week with festival of laughter

Winnipeg Comedy Fest

begins April 27
various venues, Winnipeg
Morris MultiPlex, Morris

Canada’s funniest comics converge on Winnipeg and Morris for eight days of stand-up, sketch, and improvisational comedy. Choose your Winnipeg Comedy Festival event from a lineup of over 70 comics.

Go on an anatomical safari

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out at the Manitoba Museum

continues this week
The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out is the Manitoba Museum’s latest exhibit, which presents a fascinating and rare opportunity to see what’s under the skin of more than 100 animal specimens. Described as an anatomical safari, guests will experience the intricate biology of a variety of the world’s most spectacular creatures including an octopus, horse, reindeer, bull, camel, ostrich,

Take in some lively jazz sounds

mardi jazz - West Side Band

April 23
centre culturel franco-manitobain

Celebrate spring at centre culturel franco-manitobain and this week’s edition of mardi jazz. You can look forward to a lively evening with the West Side Band.

Celebrate with Brandon

Brandon City Hall

April 23
City Hall, Brandon

The Brandon Fair Trade Town Committee, a Marquis Project initiative, is celebrating its fifth anniversary of becoming Manitoba’s second Fair Trade Town in May 2014. To celebrate, both organizations are coming together to hold its Fair Trade Flag-Raising ceremony today at Brandon City Hall. All are welcome.

Get some comic relief at a play

Royal MTC's The Cottage

April 24
John Hirsch Mainstage, Winnipeg

Royal MTC brings another great production to the John Hirsch Mainstage. The Cottage follows three siblings who must make a decision about the family cottage on the request of their ailing mother, but comically choose to do everything but focus on the task at hand. The Cottage previews on Wednesday and continues until May 18.

Have a birding breakfast

FortWhyte Alive-birding

April 24
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

If you enjoy a hearty breakfast and can’t wait for the chance to go birding, then here’s the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy a two-in-one outing. Head to FortWhyte Alive for its Birding and Breakfast Spring Migration hike at sunrise.

Dine at a culinary fusion

Carnaval Brazilian

April 25
Carnaval | Brazilian BBQ, Winnipeg

Carnaval is hosting a cultural fusion dining experience on Thursday. Sample deliciously unique flavours from different countries around the world.

Go behind the scenes with RWB

RWB Wizard of Oz

Photo by David Cooper
April 25
RWB, Winnipeg

Join Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s associate artistic director Join Tara Birtwhistle as she hosts an insightful behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Wizard of Oz ballet ahead of the production’s opening night.

Dine somewhere different

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre_Donburi Lunch

April 26
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Winnipeg

Dine somewhere different this week with a visit to the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre’s Donburi Lunch. With reasonable prices and wide varieties, zeroing in on just one option may prove to be most challenging, but we suspect you’re up to it.

Wet your whistle at the Fairmont Lounge

Fairmont Winnipeg Lounge happy hour

April 26
Fairmont Winnipeg

Looking for a new wind-down watering hole to get you ready for the weekend? The Fairmont Winnipeg Lounge is open for happy hour with highballs, wine, cocktails and a rotating selection of craft beer.

Head to a comedy dust up

Torque Brewing - Canadian Comedian Brewery Tour

April 26
Torque Brewing, Winnipeg

Add some humour to your Friday evening at Torque Brewing. The Canadian Comedian Brewery Tour brings the best of comedians to the stage for a comedy dust up.

Pick your small-town fish fry

fish fry

April 26
various venues

Small towns are known for their fish fries evenings. Here are a couple happening this week that you may want to check out:

Community Centre, St. Claude
Pembina Threshermen’s Museum, Winkler/Morden

Learn all about quilting

Quilt show

April 26 and 27
Riverview Curling Club, Brandon

If you are fascinated by the craft of quilting, then you won’t want to miss The Art of Quilting Quilt Show. This two-day event will feature displays of quilts and quilting projects. There will also be a quilt raffle, door prizes and a silent auction.

Get on a ride at a spring carnival

WestLand Spring Carnival

April 26 to 28
McPhillips Station Casino, Winnipeg

What better way could there be to pass spring than at a carnival with family and friends? The WestLand Spring Carnival will feature rides, games and treats.

Sip on whisky in Dauphin

Watson Art Centre whiskey-tasting

April 27
Watson Art Centre, Dauphin

The Watson Art Centre will be holding a whisky-tasting event featuring 28 varieties this weekend. Appetizers will be served.

Clue your way out of a new escape room

Fort la Reine Museum Le Rideau

continues this week
Fort la Reine Museum, Portage la Prairie

Fort la Reine continues its Escape le Rideau inside of an old railcar. This escape room has an interesting historical twist to it, which revisits the formation of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Get your fill of rods at

Manitoba Street Rod Association Rodarama

April 26 to 28
East End Arena, Winnipeg

The car shows are about to begin. Head to the East End Arena for the Manitoba Street Rod Association’s Rodarama event for some of the best in custom, rod and classic rides.

Have a spring fling in Morris

Spring Fling Craft & Bake Thing_Morris MultiPlex Inc

April 27
Morris MultiPlex Inc., Morris

Morris is the place to be for the annual Spring Fling Craft & Bake Thing. With last year’s event featuring over 70 vendors and 400 shoppers, this year is expected to be just as exciting.

Network at the Kinsmen Expo

Kinsmen Business Expo FB1

April 27 and 28
Parkland Recreation Complex, Dauphin

For 30 years, the Kinsmen Club of Dauphin has been hosting the Kinsmen Business Expo. This year, the tradition continues at the Dauphin Parkland Recreational Complex. You can look forward to learning about new products and services, increasing brand awareness and networking.

Take a hike

Oak Hammock Marsh

April 28
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, Stonewall

Oak Hammock Marsh is home to 32 km of trails and this Sunday, an interpreter will be leading a guided hike through the rough and rugged trails in the lesser seen parts the marsh. Pre-registration is required for this event.