This weekend marks the commemoration of the Canadian soldiers whose sacrifices led to the liberties and freedom we now enjoy today. Remembrance Day is often one of sombre reflection, but it should also be a day of thoughtful celebration and gratitude for just how far we’ve come. As you go through your week of events and activities, spare a moment or two to remember. Here’s what’s hot in Manitoba.
Rare amphibian reveal at CFDC
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Morden
Head to the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre to check out its new, rare amphibians! This will be the first live animal exhibit at the CFDC, which will feature four axolotls. Joey, Chandler, Phoebe and Monica are waiting for you!
Pay tribute to fallen heroes
continues this week
The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg
In the lead up to Remembrance Day, The Manitoba Museum is doing its part to highlight the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The World Remembers explores Canada’s efforts at commemorating the those lost during that period. There will also be a digital media display of the names of soldiers who died in 1918, and bilingual booklets featuring biographies of First World War Canadians. This exhibit in the museum’s foyer is free to view.
Trace the Canadian experience at an exhibit
continues this week
The RCA Museum, Shilo
The RCA Museum's temporary exhibit, 1918 – The Last 100 Days, continues this week. This exhibit traces the Canadian experience at the end of the First World War in France and Belgium.
Revisit the story of ‘In Flanders Fields’
Dauphin Public Library, Dauphin
The Parkland Regional Library in Dauphin will be hosting a National Film Board presentation of John McCrae’s War this Tuesday. This documentary, which focuses on the poet himself, and the inspiration behind “In Flanders Fields”, Alexis Helmer, seeks to revive their stories.
Plan your next staycation
all month long
Aaron’s on the Lake, Matlock
Aaron’s on the Lake only recently opened, but it’s proving to be the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. This bed and breakfast also hosts weekend soirées with a fondue weekend coming up at the end of the month. For more information, check out their website.
Watch a warm, witty play on matters of head and heart
continues this week
John Hirsch Mainstage, Winnipeg
Local playwright Ellen Peterson brings the romantic classic of Jane Austen to life in this brand new production by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Sense and Sensibility is a witty tale of the Dashwood sisters whose family is on the brink of financial ruin. As one sister, Elinor, is guided by her head and a motivation to save her family, the other sister, Marianne, is ruled by matters of the heart. Both sisters must learn how to strike that fine balance between the two. Sense and Sensibility ends its run at John Hirsch Mainstage on November 10.
Hit the Warehouse for a sexy, sassy play
continues this week
Tom Hendry Warehouse, Winnipeg
In its latest production, Vietgone, Royal MTC is doing away with stereotypes and exploring the lives of two people who have escaped to America after the fall of Saigon. Playwright, Qui Nguyen, relies on hip hop, kung fu, and everything in-between to tell the story of his parents’ escape. Quang, who helped to save lives during the war was forced to leave his own family behind, while Tong is excited to write her own story but discovers that America isn’t anything like what she thought it would be. This production previews at Tom Hendry Warehouse on Wednesday, and opens on Thursday.
Explore the differences that make us the same
ends November 6
Cre8ery Gallery & Studio, Winnipeg
Our faces are continuously changing. Whether its because of ageing, or the impact of emotions, our expressions vary depending on the moments in our life. Faces in the Mirror, Cre8ery’s latest exhibit explores those changes, differences and the uniqueness of all these characteristics.
Give your brain a challenge
Wee Johnny’s, Winnipeg
Wee Johnny’s is launching Trivia Night starting this Tuesday and continuing every Tuesday night. Trivia Night kicks off at 8 p.m. with quizmaster host, Jeff Sinclair.
Watch some musical jazz magic unfold
centre culturel franco-manitobain, St. Boniface
Get ready to be blown away by the band East Side Jazz Band at this week’s edition of Mardi Jazz. Head to the centre culturel franco-manitobain where the musical magic unfolds.
Take a tour of 100 years in women’s fashion
November 6 to 10
Daly House Museum, Brandon
Daly House Museum has just opened its 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.
Find your Happy Place
opens November 7
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg
Winnipeg-born playwright, Pamela Mala Sinha, brings a brave and touching play that explores the courage and compassion of a group of women living in an in-patient care facility. Each woman has her own story and trauma, but the solidarity they build in this community becomes the best therapy they could ever need, not to mention the humour. A Happy Place previews on Wednesday and runs for three weeks at Prairie Theatre Exchange.
Have a Handsome laugh
Handsome Daughter, Winnipeg
The Handsome Daughter is hosting its open mic comedy night this Thursday. There is no cover charge to attend this event.
Sing the blues at Sam’s Place
Sam’s Place, Winnipeg
Love the sounds of blues and the classic hits of yesteryear? Sam’s Place has just the event you’re looking for. Lead singer Lee Turner, who also plays a sweet harmonica, and vocalist and guitarist Joe Davis will be treating the audience to a night of live music.
Have a Korean dining experience
Bella’s Castle, Morden
Bella’s Castle is hosting a Korean dinner night experience. There will be live music and authentic Korean food will be served up by Chef KJ from Kudara Sushi.
Learn about another side of Canada’s history
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
Canada’s first national internment where, over 88,000 people were forced to register, and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in internment camps across Canada because of their origins. While the public records were destroyed in 1954, a few brave men and women sought to reclaim this chapter of history during the 1980s. That Never Happened tells the story of this portion of Canada’s history and plays at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Have A Charlie Brown Christmas
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
Get into the spirit of Christmas this weekend. The classic A Charlie Brown Christmas is making its way to the Centennial Concert Hall stage with a live performance for kids and kids at heart.
Feast at a fall supper
What would fall be without the community suppers? Here’s a list of the ones to check out this week.
Buhler Active Living Centre, Winkler Senior Centre Vereniki/Perogi Fall Supper
St. Paul’s United Church, Beausejour Fall Supper
Dugald Community Club, Dugald Fall Supper
Community Centre, Pine River Fall Supper
Community Hall, Oakville Fall Supper
Erickson Collegiate, Erickson Fall Supper
Shop a market or craft sale
Now is as good a time as any to visit the markets and craft sales to find unique and local items made by talented artisans. Here are a few that are happening this week.
Mennonite Heritage Village (Canada) Inc., Steinbach 2018 Christmas Market
Watson Art Centre (PHS), Dauphin Christmas Craft Sale
Dauphin Friendship Centre, Winter Global Sale
Masonic Lodge, Winnipeg, Crimson + Twig 100% Manitoba Made Christmas Market
Deer Lodge Community Club, Winnipeg, Vendor Craft Sale
Selkirk Friendship Centre, Craft + Trade Show
Norwood Community Centre, Hope for the Holidays Popup Market
Fall into Christmas Craft Fair, 331 St. Charles Street