This week will be a bit of a short one, thanks to the long weekend, which, hopefully, we all took some time to enjoy. And yes, usually a short week means there’s a bit more to get done in a shorter space of time, but hustle and bustle we must, and taking a moment to stop and enjoy a few awesome happenings should also be a must. Here’s what’s hot this week in Manitoba.

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Winnipeg Goldeyes – Opening Week


May 25 to 31
Shaw Park, Winnipeg

To kick off the 2018 season, the Winnipeg Goldeyes will raise its latest championship banner and welcome back the best fans in the league. The home stand continues with giveaways, a salute to Manitoba’s baseball heritage, and a night of celebration of our province’s Franco-Manitoban culture. 

Show some Pride


begins May 25
Various venues, Winnipeg

With a weekend full of activities that showcase LGBTTQ diversity and community, the Pride Festival brings together peoples from all walks of life. Activities include a flag raising at City Hall, sports tournaments, barbecues, art shows, live entertainment across the city, and much more.

Dine among 1200

Table for 1200 More

May 26
venue to be determined, Winnipeg

The venue for Table for 1200 More may still be a secret, but this event is anything but. Reserve your spot for this fun, exciting and delicious event while you still have the chance!

Shop a night market

Winnipeg Night Market Festival Field, The Forks

May 25 and 26
Festival Field, The Forks

The night markets are back for another year and we’re pretty excited. You should be too. The Winnipeg Night Market opens at 5 p.m. and closes at midnight on both days.

Explore Winnipeg on a walking tour

Doors Open Winnipeg

May 26 and 27
various venues, Winnipeg

Doors Open Winnipeg invites you to explore some of Winnipeg’s most fascinating buildings on free weekend walking tour. History and architecture lovers won’t be disappointed.

Get away from the city

Evergreen gate

Various venues

Plan an impromptu weekend getaway right here in Manitoba. Evergreen Gate Bed and Breakfast offers a warm welcome and a hearty breakfast, all within a 30-minute-or-so drive from the city. Lilac Resort is the perfect fun spot for kids, while those with more exotic tastes can head to Journey Home Artist Retreat to spend a night in a Mongolian yurt. Bella’s Castle Bed and Breakfast is the offers up its royal charm.

Take a walking tour of Selkirk

Captain Kennedy Selkirk

May 27
Downtown, Selkirk

The Regional Heritage Group is hosting a walking tour of downtown Selkirk where you’ll learn all about the saints and sinners of Selkirk’s early history. From the houses to the buildings and the street names, Selkirk’s history will be of intrigue to any history lover. More info is available by email.

Trace the Canadian experience at an exhibit

RCA Museum in Shilo, Manitoba

May 22 to 25
The RCA Museum, Shilo

The RCA Museum will be opening a new temporary exhibit, 1918 – The Last 100 Days. This exhibit traces the Canadian experience at the end of the First World War in France and Belgium.

Have a movie night in the park

Moulin Rouge in The Park Theatre

May 22
The Park Theatre, Winnipeg

A sing-along movie night is happening at The Park Theatre and all-time favourite, Moulin Rouge, will be the evening’s feature movie.

Hit the Jewish Film Fest

Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival

opens May 22
Rady JCC, Winnipeg

The Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival is on this week at the Rady JCC in the Berney Theatre. The festival will feature 30 screenings, opening and closing night receptions, and much more.

Get up close with bison

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May 24
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

If you’re constantly on the lookout for opportunities to spend time outdoors, you need look no further than FortWhyte Alive. The Bison Safari Venture begins this week with up-close encounters with North America’s largest land mammal.

Unlock the mysteries of the occult

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May 23
Manitoba Legislative Building Main Entrance, Winnipeg

For the Dan Brown fans, the Hermetic Code Tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building is the perfect way to discover an architectural wonder while uncovering a few mysteries of the occult. Join Dr. Frank Albo as he takes guests on a journey unlike any other filled with intrigue at every turn.

Have a Folk Fest preamble

Martin Harley

May 23
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, Winnipeg

Winnipeg Folk Festival is bringing the talents of acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, Martin Harley, to the High & Lonesome Club this week. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity ahead of Folk Fest.

Help plot a new play

Carol Shields Festival

May 23 to 26
Portage Place, Winnipeg

The Carol Shields Festival is a one-of-a-kind experience where the audience is actively involved in the development of new Canadian plays. For four days, the festival lets guests critique the new works of playwrights and discover what goes on behind the scenes.

Support a community production

Sarasvati Productions New Beginnings

May 23 to 27
Asper Centre for Theatre & Film, Winnipeg

Sarasvati Productions will premiere its latest production, New Beginnings. This community collaboration brings together a diverse range of artists, community members, recent newcomers and established immigrants.

Hit a high note at a musical

School of Rock Winnipeg Studio Theatre

May 24 to 27
Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre, Winnipeg

Follow Dewey Finn in a high-energy musical originally produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. School of Rock focuses on a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. This production by Winnipeg Studio Theatre will play for four nights at the Tom Hendry Warehouse.

Get serenaded by a soprano

Measha Brueggergosman

May 24
Westminster United Church, Winnipeg

Soprano Measha Brueggergosman is one of Canada’s most celebrated singers. This Thursday, she makes her way back to Manitoba’s Westminster United Church to perform Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines Fahrenden Gessellen (Songs of a Travelling Journeyman).

Fly fish in Roblin

Roblin Bug Chucker Cup

May 24 to 26
Roblin & District Lakes, Roblin

The weekend is off to an early start in Roblin for the Bug Chucker Cup. This fly fishing destination will be holding its annual amateur fly fishing tournament where participants get the chance to test their skills and make a few new fishing buddies.

Head to the ballet

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Coppélia

May 24 to 26
John Hirsch Mainstage, Winnipeg

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is putting the spotlight on young dancers, some of whom will be taking their first step onto the professional stage. Don’t miss the chance to see 80 young artists from across Canada and around the world at the John Hirsch Mainstage in Spotlight featuring Coppélia.

Welcome spring at a festival

MCC Manitoba SpringFest

May 25 and 26
MCC Manitoba, Winnipeg

MCC Manitoba is shaking off winter with SpringFest. This year’s festival supports families who have experienced tragedies with a quilt show and sale, plant sale, and barbecue.

Tantalize your taste buds at a rodeo


May 25 to 27
Hanover Ag Grounds, Grunthal

Get ready for the three-day Spring Rodeo at Hanover Ag Grounds. From the Heartland Rodeo to the Rough Stock Riding School, there will be lots to do and to take in, not to mention some mouth-watering barbecue.

Have a whoop and a holler

Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival

May 25
Royal Canadian Legion, Portage la Prairie

The Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival is back with its live entertainment event that will feature just about anyone who has the talent and the nerve. Whether your strength is song, dance, hip hop and stand-up comedy, or something else, make your way to this open mic event for your chance to perform live.

Let your inner science geek out

New Iceland Heritage Museum

May 25
New Iceland Heritage Museum, Gimli

The New Iceland Heritage Museum’s exciting travelling exhibition will make a science geek of yet! A Taste of Science focuses on the role science plays in delaying food decay and keeping food nutritious and safe.

Chat with an artist

If You Have a Similar Story Keep it to Yourself at PLATFORM Centre

May 25 and 26
PLATFORM Centre, Winnipeg

Performance and video artist, Bridget Moser, will be exhibiting her latest work, If You Have a Similar Story Keep it to Yourself at PLATFORM Centre from Friday with an opening reception at 7 p.m. and artist talk on Saturday at 1 p.m. Artist Shawn Dempsey will also be exhibiting her work.

Celebrate with Oak Hammock

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May 25
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall

Oak Hammock Marsh is celebrating 25 years and you’re invited to the celebration. Learn the basics about birds at a workshop. There will also be an outdoor familiarization walk.

Experience Asian-Canadian culture

Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba

May 26
The Forks, Winnipeg

The Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba is celebrating its 16th anniversary this month at The Forks. Representatives from various Asian cultures will meet under the canopy during the Asian-Canadian Festival.

Band a songbird

Oak Hammock Marsh Bird

May 27
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall

Oak Hammock Marsh is hosting an important research program that includes a banding session of songbirds. Not only will you have the chance to band birds, you will also learn why Oak Hammock is such an important stop on their migration path.

Celebrate summer in Dauphin

Fort Dauphin Museum

May 27
Fort Dauphin Museum, Dauphin

Mark the start of warmer weather and activities at Fort Dauphin Museum for its Pioneer Opening Day on Sunday. Bring the entire family along for a fun day of activities, demonstrations and entertainment.