Another new week and we’ve got another round of events waiting for you. There’s absolutely no need to find yourself anywhere else if you’re all about a good time. From wintry escapades to get you out and about, to soulful dining to get you warmed up for your next adventure, here’s what’s hot in Manitoba.

Dine fine on a budget

Ciao Dine About Winnipeg

continues this week
various venues, Winnipeg

You don’t have to be a foodie to appreciate good cuisine. Ciao! Dine About Winnipeg offers the perfect opportunity to experience good food by some of the city’s best chefs in some of the finest restaurants. What’s even better, you get to experience culinary genius in a three-course meal at a reasonable price. Dine about Winnipeg ends tomorrow.

Attend the Master Playwright Festival

Henrik Ibsen Master Playwright Festival

continues this week
various venues, Winnipeg

Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House may have been the scandal of its time some 100 years ago, but it’s still relevant today and is the feature event of the Master Playwright Festival for 2019. For a list of other productions by Ibsen on now, visit the Royal MTC website.

Explore the HMS Erebus

HMS Erebus Manitoba Museum

continues this week
Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg

Experience some of the work of archaeologist Ryan Harris in his discovery of the HMS Erebus wreckA scaled model of the ship joins the Franklin Exploration display at the Manitoba Museum offering visitors a chance to experience a significant portion of history. For a list of all the ongoing and upcoming exhibits, visit the museum website.

Munsch on Munschtopia in Morden

Munschtopia

February 4
Access Event Centre, Morden

A storytelling tradition that brings the works of Robert Munsch to life, Munschtopia! is presented by the Prairie Theatre Exchange in Morden. Munschtopia is on only for one day with Munsch classics like Put Me in a Book!Wait and SeePyjama Day!Jonathan Cleaned Up – Then He Heard a Sound and Murmel, Murmel, Murmel.

Hit the road with Royal MTC

Royal MTC Buying A Farm

February 4 and 5, 10
Gimli Theatre, Gimli
R.H. Channing Auditorium, Flin Flon

Royal MTC is taking the show on the road. This time to Gimli and Flin Flon. This production, 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.

Plan a cozy Valentine’s Day getaway

Aaron's on the Lake

all month long
Aaron’s on the Lake, Matlock

Looking to get away for a special occasion, or just for the fun of it? Aaron’s on the Lake is the perfect spot. This bed and breakfast also hosts weekend soirées and with Valentine’s day just around the corner, the B&B will be hosting a special Valentine’s fondue weekend. For more information, or to book your next “staycation”, visit the website.

Head to a bonspiel

Viterra Men's Provincial Curling Championship

February 6 to 10
Tundra Oil and Gas Place, Virden

Make an outing of the Viterra Men’s Provincial Curling Championship, which runs for five days, which should give you ample time to take in one or more of these bonspiels.

Feast on music and books in Steinbach

Mennonite Heritage Village presents its 2nd annual author reading event

February 7
Mennonite Heritage Village (Canada) Inc., Steinbach

The Mennonite Heritage Village presents its 2nd annual author reading event. Guest authors include Glen Klassen, Waldemar Janzen, and Werner Toews.

Sing along at a musical

Tuck Everlasting - The Musical

February 7
Buhler Hall, Gretna

If you enjoy a good musical, then Gretna’s latest production, Tuck Everlasting, will be a treat. Follow 11-year-old Winnie Foster as she seeks out adventure and discovers the Tuck Family. This play is based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage with a soaring score performance.

Laugh all the way to a festival

Canadian International Comedy Film Festival

February 7 to 9
Winnipeg Cinematheque
The Park Theatre, Winnipeg

Laugh your heart out at the Canadian International Comedy Film Festival. This year, the first two days of the festival takes place at the Winnipeg Cinematheque and the last evening will be at The Park Theatre.

Dine at a Donburi lunch

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre_Donburi Lunch

February 8
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 a variety of options to choose from, picking just one option may prove to be most challenging, but we suspect you’re up to it.

Experience the musical genius of the classic

Cameron Crozman on cello at WSO

February 8 and 9, 10
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon

Winnipeg and Brandon will come alive with the works of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1., where Cameron Crozman will perform these masterpieces on cello. Alexander Mickelwate returns to conduct Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony in Winnipeg, while Julian Pellicano will serve as conductor for Brandon’s performance.

See what’s new in the outdoors world

Manitoba Outdoors Show Red River Ex, Winnipeg

February 8 to 10
Red River Ex, Winnipeg

If you’re in the market for what’s new and happening in the way of outdoor gear, products and services, the Manitoba Outdoors Show is one event you’re not going to want to miss. This event covers just about everything outdoors: from archery to plant nurseries, from bird watching to ultimate Frisbee and everything in-between.

Take the family to Beaver Days

Whiteshell Community Club, Falcon Lake Beaver Days

February 8 to 10
Whiteshell Community Club, Falcon Lake

Whiteshell is hosting its annual Beaver Days winter festival this weekend with activities that the entire family can enjoy.

Cure your cabin fever

Woman ice skating through the trees at Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba

February 8 to 10
Riding Mountain National Park

It doesn’t take much to cure cabin fever. In fact, all it will take is about three days of wintry fun in Riding Mountain National Park during its Winter Adventure Weekend. Enjoy a guided snowshoe trek, skate under twinkle lights, warm up with a drink by the fire, or enjoy an evening of live music.

Get moving, Manitoba!

The Jack Frost Challenge

ends February 9
across Manitoba

The Jack Frost Challenge | Bougeons en Hiver is wrapping up on February 9. But before it does, get your family, friends and colleagues on board to complete 130 collective kilometres of outdoor activities, from walking to running to biking to skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing…the list goes on!

Help solve a murder mystery

Just John play at Oakbank United Church

ends February 9
Oakbank United Church, Oakbank

The Oakbank United Church is hosting an exciting murder mystery event. A serial killer is on the loose in the St. John’s Monastery in Cooks Creek, and anyone named John is at risk, including the Abbot John Cedric who generously, but unwittingly opened the doors to the killer. Just John ends on February 9.

Have breakfast with bears

Assiniboine Park Zoo

February 9
Tundra Grill, Assiniboine Park Zoo

Enjoy breakfast in the Tundra Grill with a spectacular view of the Journey to Churchill exhibit and the polar bears that call it home. Learn about the zoo’s polar bears through an exclusive Zoo Chat with an animal care professional. Zoo admission required. 

Feel alive at FortWhyte

FortWhyte Alive in the Woods

February 9
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

Up for an adventure? FortWhyte Alive’s self-guided experiences are the perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy nature-inspired activities. Newbies and experts alike are welcome.

Follow your passion for art and music to Pinawa

The Whiteshell Winter Arts Festival

February 9 and 10
Pinawa

Whether your passion is dance or art, you can fulfill both at The Whiteshell Winter Arts Festival in Pinawa. Take home an original, one-of-a-kind piece of art, or dance your heart out.

Identify with a touching play

Prairie Theatre Exchange New Magic Valley Fun Town

ends February 10
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg

Prairie Theatre Exchange’s latest production, New Magic Valley Fun Town, is a comic drama that focuses on survivors and the loved ones who are left behind. As two old friends, Dougie and Allan, meet for the first time in 25 years they head down memory lane touching on themes of family dysfunction, lost love, new passions, and the machinations of small-town personal dramas. This play will have its final curtain call on February 10.

Embrace winter with a snowshoe trek

Snowshoeing in Manitoba

February 10
Pine Point Rapids, Whiteshell Provincial Park

Take a guided trek through the snow on your way to discovering scenic locations on our guided snowshoe adventure! Join a Whiteshell park interpreter on a trek to Pine Point Rapids and gain a whole new appreciation for a Whiteshell winter.

Ski the slopes and enjoy live music

Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes

February 10
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!