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There’s only one week a year that you can hear a recorder quartet, the Star Wars soundtrack and a wicked collaboration between some of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends all in one place – and it happens to be this week, right here in Manitoba. 🎶 Let us remember this week for the musical extravaganza that it is. You won’t want to miss a single beat. Here’s what’s hot…
Hear your favourite movie soundtracks
January 20 to 22
Centennial Concert Hall
Do you pay more attention to the score than the movie? Or perhaps you believe that every great movie is indebted to its phenomenal soundtrack? Conductor Ryan Shore brings the best scores from recent blockbusters to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Hear action, adventure, sci-fi and fantasy come to life with music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (John Williams), The Hateful Eight (Ennio Morricone) and Zootopia (Michael Giacchino).
Try your hand at hardwater fishing
Manitoba’s lakes are fairly notorious in the fishing world, and for good reason. Home of the Master Angler fishing program, anglers from all over the world gather to reel in a big one through the ice. Winter is the best time to catch walleye, sauger and northern pike. Manitoba is a hardwater heaven! Be sure to prepare all necessary licenses and familiarize yourself with fishing regulations prior to your trip.
Skate up for brunch
January 21 to 22
RAW:almond on the Red River Mutual Trail
What do you get when you combine two of the yummiest breakfast spots in Winnipeg? Brunch at RAW:almond, of course! Clementine and The Tallest Poppy join forces for this unique dining experience on ice. Tickets available ahead of time, with limited seats available for skate/walk ups.
See the only professional recorder quartet in Canada
Montreal-based ensemble Flûte Alors! is coming to Carman, Manitoba. Being the only professional recorder quartet in Canada (and all new-generation recorder players), Flûte Alors! offers the unique opportunity to see how the recorder can be used to eloquently express a wide range of emotions and even the subtlest of nuances.
Swing into Ag Days
January 17 to 19
Keystone Centre, Brandon
The 40th year of Manitoba Ag Days features over 10 acres of farm exhibits; attracting visitors and exhibitors from across Canada and the north central United States. Canada’s largest indoor farm show will also showcase over 60 industry experts.
Bust a Wheat Kings move in Brandon
Westman Place, Brandon
Join in the excitement and help cheer on a local team in Brandon, Manitoba. Hit the road and go west to catch the Brandon Wheat Kings take on the Medicine Hat Tigers on January 21.
Celebrate winter at the Morris carnival
Winter fun starts at the Morris MultiPlex on January 21 at noon, with horse wagon rides and skating aplenty. Take a break from ice fishing on the river to roast a weiner over the bonfire, or check out some amazing ice sculptures. This year, the 1st inaugural broomball tournament kicks off at the carnival!
Dive into the world of Canadian air pioneers
On until January 31
Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
In the 1920’s and 30’s, cold weather was an enormous obstacle for aerial access to the North. Now until the end of the month, head to the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada and dive into the lives of Canada’s air pioneers and the cold-weather transport airplanes that formed the foundation of today’s northern air industry.
Storytelling at Cercle Molière
On until January 28
Narrated by a lone woman on the Cercle Molière stage, Moi, monsieur, moi tells the story of a Senegalese girl born into a family of seven whose fate seems to already be sealed by those around her. Through this girl’s predetermined life journey, she must still discover who she is on her way to womanhood, while still holding on to the things that make her human: laughter, humility and authenticity.
Be intrigued by Rodin
On until April 7
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Le Penseur (The Thinker) is undoubtedly one of French sculptor’s Auguste Rodin’s most monumental works. The seated figure has often been identified as Dante (of Dante’s Inferno), the biblical Adam and Rodin himself. Interpret the iconic sculpture yourself at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Relive rock ‘n’ roll history
On until January 28
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
December 1956 may be long gone, but now you get the chance to relive history and catch a glimpse into the excitement that was rock ‘n’ roll, when, for one night, four music legends – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins – made recording history as the Million Dollar Quartet.
Gaze into the night sky
Oak Hammock Marsh
Oak Hammock Marsh has the best skies. When it isn’t full of birds, it’s littered with the brightest stars. Attend the next Astronomy Night and get to know our winter stars and the stories behind them. The evening starts in the theatre and continues to an outdoor observation session on the rooftop.
Savour winter in Riding Mountain National Park
Riding Mountain National Park
Awaken your senses and chart your own amazing experiences on the many trails awaiting you in Riding Mountain National Park. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skate-skiing and quinzee building will take you to places that are deeply moving and beautiful. Connect with nature and with yourself when you embrace winter and all the rewarding ways you can interact with the season.
Skate down the Red River Mutual Trail
Take in the picturesque sights of Winnipeg as you’ve never seen them before, from the frozen Red River! Venture out to The Forks to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities: skating, walking, curling, hockey, family activities, historic interpretation, cycling, broom ball, and much more.
Spend a day at the Assiniboine Park and Zoo
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg
There’s a snow flurry of fun to be had at Assiniboine Park in winter! Visit your favourite furry friends at The Zoo, skate like graceful swans on the duck pond, fly down the Toboggan Hill, or enjoy the beauty of the park while skiing the groomed trails.
Explore Manitoba’s amazing art galleries
For the curious and the creative, Manitoba is teeming with art galleries that reflect our unique regions, cultures and histories. These galleries are found in every corner of the province, delivering thought-provoking and compelling works from international talent and artists found right here in Manitoba. Here are 10 amazing art galleries you can’t miss!