We're now seven days into the new year. Now that we’re finally settling in and coming to terms with the fact that 2018 is behind us and 2019 is on its way, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. And we’ve got a few ideas in mind to help you do just that! Here's what's hot in Manitoba.

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Breakfast with the Bears at Assiniboine Park Zoo

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Saturday mornings, January 26 to February 23
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. Breakfast available at an additional cost. 

Create a beautiful pair of beaded moccasins!

Le musée de Saint-Boniface Museum beadwork class

Thursdays, January 10 to March 21
Le musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Engage in the art of Métis beadwork at le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum. During this 10-week workshop, you will meet local experts, hone your skills and create your very own pair of moccasins. Complete the look with the Voyageur Capot workshop starting January 19. Spaces are limited, book today!

Go on an adventure with Matilda

Royal MTC brings Roald Dahl’s Matilda to the John Hirsch Mainstage

January 8 to 12
John Hirsch Mainstage, Winnipeg

Theatregoers, get excited! Royal MTC is bringing Roald Dahl’s Matilda to the John Hirsch Mainstage. Matilda’s life is no picnic at home or at school. But like the brilliant little girl she is, Matilda resolves to change her destiny. Join her on that journey, which begins on January 8.

See a fresh take on a well-loved classic

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella - Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

January 7
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s brings a fresh take on a well-loved classic, combining elements of the original with surprising and fun twists. Cinderella plays at Centennial Concert Hall over the weekend.

Track the path of the monarch at Sam Waller

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January 7 to 13
Sam Waller Museum, The Pas

The Sam Waller Museum has an exciting new exhibit which focuses on the monarch butterfly. On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly features micro-photographic images and aerial photographs of the flight and journey of these winged creatures from Canada to Mexico.

Explore an exhibit of 99 pieces

Rebecca Dupuis - Kays Colours - Cre8ery 99 pieces exhibit

January 8 to 12
Cre8ery Gallery, Winnipeg

Cre8ery is bringing a variety of artwork to its latest exhibit, 99 Pieces of Art on the Wall. From realism to fantasy to abstract in mediums of acrylic, oil, drawing, and sculpture, just about every art preference will be featured at this exhibit. Exhibit runs until 15.

Take a tour of 100 years in women’s fashion

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January 8 to 12
Daly House Museum, Brandon

Daly House Museum‘s latest exhibit The New Woman’s Fashion Revolution: 1880-1980. Spanning a 100-year period, this retrospective exhibit focuses on the changes in women’s fashion and the shifts in women’s roles in Canadian society.

Laugh along with a homegrown headliner

Rumor's Comedy Club Comedian Kelly Taylor

January 8 to 13
Rumor’s Comedy Club, Winnipeg

With performances across Canada and parts of the US already under his belt, comedian Kelly Taylor is bringing his gig back to home turf with performances at Rumor’s Comedy Club this week.

Attend a French play

Cercle Molière’s Straight Jacket Winter

January 10 to 12
Théâtre Cercle Molière, Saint-Boniface

Cercle Molière’s latest production, Straight Jacket Winter explores the autobiographical wanderings of Gilles Poulin-Denis and Esther Duquette as they pack up their lives and make a drastic move from Montreal to Vancouver exacerbated by a long, rainy winter and a language barrier. Laugh along with the couple in their transition.

Have a snowshoe adventure at Oak Hammock

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January 12
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall

Extend the indoor family fun to the outdoors of Oak Hammock Marsh. This Saturday, there will be a trek on snowshoes with hot chocolate served fireside after all the fun.

Hear your favourite classics on violin


January 11 and 12
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

It wasn’t so long ago that Bella Hristova graced the stage of Centennial Concert Hall for a romantic showpiece. This time around she returns to perform one of the best-loved solos, the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.

Feel alive at FortWhyte

FortWhyte Alive - Alive in the Woods - self-guided experiences

January 12
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 welcome.

Get nostalgic in Deloraine

Music band The Middle Coast

January 13
Winchester Theatre, Deloraine

Enjoy a night of nostalgia and new experiences in Deloraine this Thursday evening. The band The Middle Coast is bringing the perfect balance of old and new in a one-night performance at the Winchester Theatre.

Envision yourself on a cross-country skiing adventure

Enjoying the fresh snow, cross country skiing, Birds Hill Provincial Park

January 13
Birds Hill Provincial Park

Picture it. You’re decked out in your warmest gear and skiing along while taking in the breathtaking landscape for miles and miles. OK! So maybe you’re not quite there yet, but you can certainly envision yourself in such a setting. With a few ski classes at Birds Hill Park this picture we’ve helped you paint in your head might actually be closer to reality than you think. Bring your gear along and get yourself registered for one of the park’s clinics.

Sing along with the Gimquat

Centennial Concert Hall production The Gimquat

January 13
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

The Gimquat finds herself in a musical quandary. There is so much beautiful music and she is having a hard time finding the perfect tune that is meant for her. Gimquat plays at Centennial Concert Hall on Thursday and you’re invited to laugh, chant and sing along. There will also be pre-concert activities such as crafts, rhythm ensembles and round-singing.