There’s always something to do in this gem of a province. As one event winds down there is always another waiting in the wings. Check out what’s hot and happening in Manitoba this week!
Take a cultural journey at a play
ends March 16
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 makes its final curtain call this week at Tom Hendry Warehouse.
Catch the last week of Freeze Frame
ends March 17
various venues, Winnipeg
The Freeze Frame, International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages has rolled around again with 8 days of 40 films and 150 hours of workshops. This year’s incredible lineup has included films in English, French, and other foreign languages. Don't miss the last week of this festival.
Mom’s the Word at new PTE play
ends March 17
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. Don't miss your last chance to see this hilarious play.
Walk down the 80s memory lane
continues this week
The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s latest exhibit, The 80s Image, focuses on painting and still-photography during the decade and the rise of technology during that period. Fifty Canadian artists’ display their works that helped define the era.
Track the path of the monarch
continues this week
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 features micro-photographic images and aerial photographs of the flight and journey of these winged creatures from Canada to Mexico.
Step on the CaRaVaN stage
This week, The Purple Room is taking the mundane out of your Monday with its anything goes CaRaVaN open mic and open stage event. This week, the fun happens at Forth.
Have a brush with books and art
Head to the Winnipeg Art Gallery for a fun and informative discussion on artwork and books related to them.
Check out a musician on his Winnipeg stop
Centre culturel franco-manitobain, Winnipeg
Toronto-based drummer, composer and jazz performer Chris Wallace is taking his performance on the road with a stop at the Centre Culturel franco-manitobain.
Celebrate 20 years with the Brandon Chamber Players
Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University
The Brandon Chamber Players is wrapping up its 20th anniversary celebration with a look back at past commissions and audience pleasers. If you have a favourite Brandon Chamber piece, you can even cast your vote.
Catch a flick
March 12 and 13
Looking for an interesting movie experience? Winnipeg Cinematheque offers some of the best in North American and foreign films. This week’s lineup includes three US films, Detour, The Hitch-Hiker and Under the Cold War Sky.
Get your laugh on
March 12, 13 & 14
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon
William Glesby Centre, Portage la Prairie
Park Theatre, Winnipeg
Now celebrating its 11th anniversary, and with destinations like USA, France, and Switzerland already under its belt, The Snowed In Comedy Tour is making its way through Manitoba with stops in Brandon, Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg. Take your pick of the stops and get ready to get your laugh on.
Laugh all week at Rumor’s
March 12 to 16
Rumor’s Comedy Club, Winnipeg
A week of laughter awaits you at the Rumor’s Comedy Club. Winnipeg’s own quirky Dan Verville takes to the comedy stage for a brutally honest commentary and a few curious observations for two nights, while the Clayton English will close of the week with three performances.
Enjoy a comedic French play
March 13 to 16
Théâtre Cercle Molière, Winnipeg
The creator of Et que ça saute !, Danielle Séguin-Tétreault, is back with her latest production Que Faire d’Albert. This comedic play follows an eighty-something-year-old widower whose daughter proposes to put him into a home, an idea Albert is quite opposed to. Que Faire d’Albert premiers on Friday at Cercle Molière.
Do the jitterbug in Brandon
March 14 to 16
various venues, Brandon
Head to an exciting sled race
Hudson Bay, Gillam
Get out for some excitement at the Hudson Bay Quest Sled Dog Race in Gillam. The race kicks off at 12 noon from the Nelson River Pumphouse Beach on Friday.
Bring the kids out to MTYP
opens March 15
The company behind Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, returns with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which follows a tiny, hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of food on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. The show opens on Friday at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People.
Put on your angling game face
Falcon Lake, Whiteshell
Put on your best ice angling game face and get ready for the 16th annual Winter Fish-Off. This year’s grand prize is $15,000 with thousands in cash, prizes and giveaways. Funds raised will go towards the St. Amant Foundation.
Shop a local market
Canalta Hotel, Selkirk
Support local businesses in Selkirk this weekend at a shop local market. The market, which opens at 10 a.m. will be housed at the Canalta Hotel.
Get Blue at a jazz tribute event
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra will be hosting pianist David Braid for the event, Born to be Blue, where he will perform some of the music made famous by the cool jazz musician Chet Baker. This concert will be held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.