This weekend is Father’s Day. And while moms often get all the attention and the love – well much of it anyway – it would be amiss of us to not acknowledge all the great dads out there. This week, we hope you get the royal treatment and have all the stops pulled out for you. There’s even a new bed and breakfast in town – Aaron’s on the Lake  – that’s sure to make your dad feel truly appreciated. Here’s what’s hot in Manitoba.

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She’s back! Renewed Nonsuch Gallery reopens

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on now
Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg

The Nonsuch is back at the Manitoba Museum and now situated in Deptford, England. It’s loaded with furs and goods traded with the Cree. The renewed Nonsuch Gallery features immersive experiences, HBC history, the role of the beaver, and an Indigenous perspective of first contact.

Do a jitterbug to a jive

TD Winnipeg International Jazz Fest

begins June 14
various venues, Winnipeg

It may already be 29 years, but the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival is still jiving on. For the chance to jitterbug your way through some of the province’s best talents, national and international artists, choose your event and make your way downtown.

Get in on Manitoba’s largest summer fest

Red River Exhibition

opens June 15
Red River Exhibition, Winnipeg

Manitoba’s largest summer festival returns to Winnipeg. Red River Exhibition attracts as much as 220,000 visitors looking for great family entertainment, delicious food, and attractions, including animals and agriculture, community performances, world-class concerts, art, quilts and photo competitions. Don’t miss out on the world’s largest travelling midway.

Snuggle in to a new bed and breakfast

bed and breakfast Aaron’s on the Lake, Ponemah

June 15 to 17
Ponemah

There’s a new bed and breakfast in town. The town of Ponemah to be exact. Aaron’s on the Lake is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway, with its lakefront views and opportunities for a scenic stroll or kayak adventure. Snuggle in to this new kid on the block for some good old Interlake hospitality.

Get in on the last week of Agassiz

Agassiz Chamber Music Festival

June 11
Eckhardt Gramatte Hall, Winnipeg

The Agassiz Chamber Music Festival continues this week and kicks off with a free event hosted by pianist Stéphane Lemelin. Lemelin will work with accomplished piano students from Winnipeg.

Support a ground-breaking exhibit

Resilience MAWA, Winnipeg

ongoing
MAWA, Winnipeg

Resilience, an exhibit displaying the artwork of 50 Indigenous women artists on 167 billboards from coast to coast continues this week. This ground-breaking, contemporary exhibition of artwork will take place beside highways and in cities across Canada, a land in which too many women and girls have gone missing.

Make your way to a poetic slam

Poetry slam

June 13
The Park Theatre, Winnipeg

Slam poetry is in and if you want a chance to experience this intense atmosphere, or make a name for yourself among some of the best in the business as they get ready for the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, then make your way to The Park Theatre to see how it’s done.

Take a scenic city paddle

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June 13
begins in St. Norbert

In for a scenic paddle? This Wednesday, join You Should Be Paddling for a fun, relaxing and scenic paddle. The 12 km route begins in St. Norbert and continues along to Maple Grove Park. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the Red River’s wildlife.

Get some creative inspiration

Red River Emerging writers

June 14
McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park

Get your creative juices flowing this Thursday at the McNally Robinson Grant location. Local writers will be sharing excerpts from their works, led by bestselling instructor, horror and suspense writer, J.H. Moncrieff. This event is open to the public with limited seating.

Have a movie afternoon

Eckhardt Gramatte Hall movie afternoon

June 14
Eckhardt Gramatte Hall, Winnipeg

Take an afternoon off for the movies this week. CBC’s Gemini Award-winning production, The Overcoat, will be playing at Eckhardt Gramatte Hall this Thursday. This Gogol short story is set to the music of Dmitri Shostakovitch.

Show off your shiny wheels

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June 14
Main Street, Killarney

Killarney Show ‘n’ Shine takes to the Main Street from 6 p.m. If you’re a car enthusiast, this show won’t disappoint. Vehicles of all makes and years are welcome, including cars, trucks and bikes. There will also be a barbecue.

Take in some fancy footwork and Latin music

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June 15 to 17
Radisson Hotel Downtown, Winnipeg

The Winnipeg International Salsa Congress is back for another go-round! If you enjoy a good dance off, get excited by fancy footwork, and enjoy the rhythms of Latin music, then you won’t want to miss this year’s event, which features some of the best dancers, instructors, and performers of all levels at the Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown.

Hit the Ninette fair

Ninette Fair

June 15 to 17
Fair Grounds, Ninette

Westman’s biggest small town fair is on this weekend in Ninette. This picturesque small town is pull out all the stops with light horse competitions, pet shows, and much more.

Sample summer in the city of Steinbach

Summer in the City, Steinbach

June 15 to 17
Main Street, Steinbach

Steinbach is bringing Summer in the City to the Main Street. For the entire weekend, sample a bit of the world, broaden your cultural horizons, and some cultural performances from around the world and watch.

Attend a fancy ball

Pride & Prejudice Ball Winnipeg

June 16
The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre

Curious about what life circa 1815 in England was like? Well thrown on your best ball gown and head to The Fort Garry Hotel for the Pride & Prejudice Ball Winnipeg and get a taste of what life for Jane Austen was all about.

Walk for a worthy cause

ALS Society of Manitoba WALk

June 16
Assiniboine Park Conservatory, Winnipeg

The ALS Society of Manitoba is hosting a walk in its fight against ALS. Get out, register, and support a worthwhile cause. Dogs on leash are also welcome.

Begin your Christmas shopping in summer

Crimson + Twig 2018 Market

June 16
Masonic Lodge, Winnipeg

The Crimson + Twig 2018 Market is on, but only for one day. The exciting market features only hand-crafted products and lots of ideas for the perfect gifts that takes the guesswork out of the equation.

Go bowling in Treherne

Treherne Kinsmen Club

June 16
Treherne Arena/Fair Grounds

Treherne Kinsmen Club is hosting its 7th annual Belgian Bowling Tournament this Saturday. Registration for the event, which will be rewarded with a steak supper, begins at 10 a.m. sharp and only the first 64 teams will be registered.

Check out a vintage pop up

Stitch & Treadle‎

June 16
Stitch & Treadle, Winnipeg

Stitch & Treadle invites you to its one-day vintage pop-up shop. This pop up will feature vintage collections of Lisa Dyck Designs, Tess Furtado, Jo Ann Greisman and Brenda Speirs-Fryatt. There will also be other creators at this event.

Get your jazz on in the West End

jazz trumpeter Marquis Hill

June 17
West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg

He’s been the rave of The New York Times and the talk of the Chicago Tribune. Now, 29-year-old skilled trumpeter Marquis Hill is bringing his unique and impressive talents to the West End Cultural Centre as part of the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.