February is always short, but for some reason it seems as if this month just flew by. That said, we can’t wait to see what March has in store for us! Here’s what’s hot in Manitoba.
Mom’s the Word at new PTE play
opens February 27
Prairie Theatre Exchange, winnipeg
A new chapter from the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series: Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved”, and their bodies are backfiring. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour, this brand-new show from the moms you love is both hysterical and deeply touching.
Book an ice fishing adventure with City Cats
Red River and Lake Winnipeg
City Cats offers some of the best fishing experiences you’ll find in Manitoba. If you’re looking for an introduction to ice fishing, City Cats offers prepackaged adventures, which include a fishing guide, bait, and tackle, along with warm, comfortable, state-of-the-art portable tents, ice-fishing sonar technology, and an underwater camera so you don’t lose sight of your trophy.
Take in the fresh and creative sounds of Cluster Fest
February 28 to March 3
various venues, Winnipeg
Another week and another great festival in the city! This time, it’s the Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival, a dynamic and contemporary approach to art and sound. If you’re curious about the creativity that lives, breathes and provokes thought in Winnipeg, this festival is a great place to find out.
Love Local MB
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, Winnipeg
Sip and savour the best of Manitoba’s food and beverage artisans at the annual Love Local MB celebration! Ticket includes a sample passport for the evening and complimentary drink.
Support the Polar Bear Run
Assiniboine Park & Zoo, Winnipeg
The Polar Bear Run is now in its fourth year. This family-friendly event includes 10 km and 5 km runs and a family-friendly 3 km walk through a portion of the park. All proceeds from the Polar Bear Run support the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s Polar Bear Rescue Team.
Take a cultural journey at a play
previews February 27
Tom Hendry Warehouse, Winnipeg
Royal MTC’s one-man show takes its audience back to the 1970s and a young immigrant, Francesco, from Abruzzo to Alberta. The only kid in his school dressed in a three-piece suit and carrying a lunchbox full of cured meats and aged cheeses, Francesco questions his identity. Should he stay loyal to his father’s deep Italian roots, or embrace his new country and its traditions fully? Made in Italy opens this week at Tom Hendry Warehouse.
Hit the road with Royal MTC
February 25 and March 2
Carman and Morris
Royal MTC continues its run on the road. This week, in Carman and in Morris. Buying A Farm, focuses on 60-year-old farmer Magnus Bjornson, who has never married and relies on his whip-smart niece Esme Van Fossen for help around the farm. But as Magnus’ health declines, a real estate developer swoops in ready to make an offer on the farm, and changes are inevitable.
Have a laugh just for the heck of it
Rumor’s Comedy Club, Winnipeg
Rumor’s Comedy roster is set for the likes of comics that include Jordan Welwood, Matt Falk, Paul Rabliauskas, and Aisha Alfa, among a line-up of 10, for this year’s Just for Laughs Festival.
Have some firsts this Friday
The Exchange District, Winnipeg
It’s Friday and the streets of the Exchange District are coming buzzing for another First Fridays. Step out of the office and into the Exchange District. Immerse yourself in the ultimate cultural experience on a walk through Winnipeg’s original downtown.
Sample the spirits of the Whisky Festival
March 1 and 2
Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg
Seven years later and still going strong, the Winnipeg Whisky Festival is back again with over 160 products including Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Tennessee, Welsh, Indian, Japanese and Canadian whiskies along with some cognac, and other spirits.
Track the path of the monarch
New Iceland Heritage Museum Inc., Gimli
The New Iceland Heritage Museum Inc has an exciting new exhibit, which focuses on the monarch butterfly. On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly, which was recently exhibited at the Sam Waller Museum, features breathtaking photographs and a 60-minute documentary of the flight and journey of these winged creatures from Canada to Mexico.
Get your speed fix in Beausejour
March 1 to 3
CPTC Raceplex, Beausejour
Satisfy your need for speed this weekend in Beausejour. The Canadian Power Toboggan Championships will be hosting some of North America’s premier racers in an event expected to reach speeds of up to 170 kph.
Embrace your inner Viking in Gimli
March 2 and 3
various venues, Gimli
Shrug off the chill and embrace your inner Viking at the Gimli Ice Festival. Take in the scenes of the Viking warfare demonstrations, get your adrenaline pumping at the ice car races, and have a few laughs during the frozen fish toss. This family-fun event includes live entertainment, borscht and chili contests, and much more.
Celebrate Jewish culture
March 2 and 3
Asper Jewish Community Campus, Winnipeg
The Festival of Jewish Learning is welcoming the public to its volunteer-run celebration of Jewish thought, culture, teaching and fun. Limmud Winnipeg is dedicated to the Jewish experience and brings together over 50 communities from all over the world.
Experience the Floppet at Falcon Ridge
Falcon Ridge Slopes, Falcon Lake
A unique Nordic experience awaits you at the Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes Chalet for the second annual Floppet Loppet Ski Race. The loppet mirrors the Scandinavian cultural event, which brings together huge gatherings of skiers in a warm and festive environment of celebration, prize-giving, music and food and drink.
Ski the slopes and enjoy live music
Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes, Falcon Lake
Love live music? Get your fill this Sunday and every other Sunday afternoon during the ski season at Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes. The music kicks off around 1 p.m. with two sets throughout the afternoon. There is no cover fee, but donations are welcome!