Events Listings in ManitobaHappy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m pretty sure that we all can find something to be thankful for this time of year, especially if we were to take a long hard look at some of what others – both near and far – have recently experienced. And since this is a day of gratitude, spending it in the company of loved ones – surrounded by the warmth of their company and treated to a hearty meal – is the perfect opportunity to embrace just how truly fortunate we are. And while you’re enjoying all those amazing little blessings and feasting on that pumpkin pie, we invite you to take a look at what’s hot in Manitoba.

Feast at a fall supper

Fall Suppers Manitoba

Photo by Ian McCausland

October 9, 14 & 15
Various locations, Manitoba

Fall is finally here and you know it’s fall when, one by one, communities start announcing their suppers. For a list of the ones you can look forward to this week, click here.

Brunch with Birds

Sunset Goose Flight at FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg, Manitoba

October 9
Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary, Whiteshell Provincial Park

The birds are getting ready to take flight and the Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary offers one of the best places for viewing. Brunch with the Birds is a great program for the entire family where you’ll witness a variety of birds get ready for the journey south.

Hit the FLASH fest

Flash Photographic Fest

Flash Photographic Fest Facebook page

October 10 to 12
Various venues, Winnipeg

The FLASH Photographic Festival is on now at various venues throughout the city. For the month of October, Manitoban photographers of all skill levels and of all genres will have their works featured. For details of venues, click here.

Celebrate with the WSO

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra -70Years-Banner

October 13 & 14
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 70th anniversary with two days of events led by Alexander Mickelthwate, beginning with the matinée Brahm’s 2nd and continuing Friday and Saturday evening with the Classic A series and the works of Haydn and Beethoven.

Add some Latin rhythms to your jazz

Mardi Jazz Jamie Carrasco

Jamie Carrasco

October 10
centre culturel franco-manitobain, St. Boniface

Chilean native Jaime Carrasco brings his incredible drumming and percussionist skills to the mardi jazz stage this Tuesday evening. This is one treat you won’t want to miss.

Learn about Aboriginal beadwork

Aboriginal beadwork

Photo courtesy Teekca’s Aboriginal Boutique Facebook page.

October 10 & 11
Musée de Saint-Boniface, St. Boniface

If you are fascinated by the intricacy and artistry of Aboriginal arts and craft, particularly by the beadwork, Métis artisan Julie Desrochers will be facilitating an introductory workshop to the craft, where you will learn the art of beading and how to work with leather materials at the Saint Boniface Museum.

Discover a new artist

Gwen Fox Gallery

October 10 to 14
Selkirk Community Arts Centre, Selkirk

Each month, the Gwen Fox Gallery exhibits the work of a different artist. This month, the work of artist Courtney Savoie will be on display.

Sway to the music of Chris de Burgh

Chris de Burgh

Chris de Burgh Facebook page

October 11
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

When was the last time you swayed to the well-known classic, “The Lady in Red”? Well sway away Wednesday evening when Chris de Burgh & Band will perform at Centennial Concert Hall.

Unravel the intricacies of relationships


October 11 to 15
McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

Get ready for an explosion. Philip Ridley’s Tender Napalm explores the passion that makes relationships as exhilarating as they are challenging. The event will open on the top floor at Creative Manitoba, in the Sacred Circle, and will move to the main performance space after the intermission.

Witness the magic of the goose flight

Sunset Goose Flight at FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg, Manitoba

October 11 to 15
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

Canada geese are taking flight and FortWhyte Alive is one of the best places to witness the magical experience. For the perfect date night, or for a quality evening with family served up with s’mores by the fire pit, head to FortWhyte from Wednesday night and throughout the rest of the week.

Pick a night and head to WECC

Moulettes at the West End Cultural Centre

The Moulettes will perform at the West End Cultural Centre

October 11 to 15
West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg

From Wednesday to Sunday, the West End Cultural Centre has an event on every evening. From the Moulettes to Amber Epp, Iskwé, a matinée featuring Al Simmons and an evening with Twin Bandit with Post Script and a performance by Sarah Slean, there’s likely one that will pique your interest.

Attend PTE’s opening night


October 11 to 15
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg

The Prairie Theatre Exchange is back for another phenomenal season. Gracie tells the story of a girl who grows up in a polygamous community. Gracie’s lives a full and irrepressible life surrounded by family and faith. By age 15, however, marriage is on the table and with increasing pressure on her, Gracie must decide whether to step outside the world she is used to, or conform.

Shop an exciting craft show

Scattered Seeds Craft Market Facebook page at Red River Ex

Scattered Seeds Craft Market Facebook page

October 13 to 15
Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg

An exciting craft show is happening this weekend at Red River Exhibition Park and we feel pretty confident it’s one you’re not going to want to miss. With over 100 vendors to browse and buy from and with gift-giving season fast approaching, Scattered Seeds Craft Market might just be the perfect place to find what you’re looking for.

Take a trip down country music memory lane


October 13
P.W. Enns Centennial Concert Hall, Winkler

Be transported back to the glory days of country music when Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson and others performed live on radio. This year’s Louisiana Hayride Show at P.W. Enns in Winkler, will also feature some of today’s best in the business, including Garth Brooks and Shania Twain.

Head to Lower Fort Garry for a haunted circus

Fright night

October 13 & 14
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada, St. Andrews

Get ready for the fright of your life at Lower Fort Garry. Fright Night at the Fort returns with an invitation from the governor to a haunted circus, where everything that can go awry does.

Take your die-hard devotion to the Bombers field

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

October 14
Investors Group Field, Winnipeg

Summer may be gone, but football fans are die-hard in their devotion. Be a part of the action as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers take on the BC Lions at the Investors Group Field.

Have your senses stimulated

Cheng squared Duo

Cheng² Duo Facebook page

October 14
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Winnipeg

Ottawa siblings Cheng² Duo in collaboration with The Canada 150 Project bring you a unique, multi-sensory celebration of Confederation through music and art, at the University of Winnipeg’s Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall.

Challenge yourself with a marathon

Hecla marathon

Hecla Half Marathon

October 14
Lakeview Hecla Resort, Hecla Provincial Park

Looking for your next physical challenge? Look no further than scenic Hecla Provincial Park, which will be host to the Hecla Half Marathon with a 10K and a 5K race. Each course finishes with a 2 km trail run next to the Hecla Golf Course and around Gull Harbour Point.

Swap your vintage snowmobile

October 14
Community Club, Woodridge

The South East Sno-Riders Inc. will be hosting its second annual Vintage Swap Meet on Saturday, for vintage collectors of snowmobiles, ATVs, autos, tractors and anything else that is motorized. There will also be memorabilia, parts, and clothing swaps.

Explore space at the Science Gallery

Manitoba Museum World Space Week

October 14 & 15
Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg

Celebrate World Space Week with the Manitoba Museum this weekend. There will be exciting hands-on activities that highlight the importance of space and space exploration. There will also be models of Russia’s Sputnik first satellite and Alouette, Canada’s first satellite.