Events Listings in ManitobaI’m always so sad to see summer go away. It seems as if it’s here for such a short while and then flutters away before I’ve had the chance to fully embrace it. Even so, fall is such a beautiful season and you know it’s just round the corner when the fall suppers start showing up. There are some exciting events you can look forward to over the next week. Don’t worry, we won’t spoil the surprise for you. Take a look for yourself and decide what’s hot this week.

Feast at a fall supper

Fall Suppers in Manitoba

September 16 & 17
Various locations, Manitoba

Forget winter. You know fall is coming when, one by one, communities start announcing their suppers. Here are few upcoming ones you can look forward to:

September 16

Royal Canadian Legion #164: Lac du Bonnet Fall Supper

Community Hall: Steep Rock Fall Supper

St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church Hall: Teulon ALUR Fellowship Circle Fall Supper

Community Hall: Woodridge Fall Supper

September 17

New Horizons Centre: Gimli Fall Supper

Community Hall: Glenella Fall Supper

LSCU Complex, La Salle Fall Supper

Young at Heart Hall, Richer Fall Supper

Warren Memorial Hall, Warren United Church Fall Supper & Bake Sale

Pet a few furry friends

Manitoba Open Farm Day

Manitoba Open Farm Day

September 17
Various locations, Winnipeg

Manitoba Open Farm Day is set to take off with 46 farms already signed up to be a part of the special day. This is the perfect excuse for a family outing and a great way for the kids to get up close with a few furry friends.

Celebrate contemporary creativity

The Winnipeg Design Festival

WDF Facebook page.

September 13 to 16
Various locations, Winnipeg

Celebrate all things contemporary and artful this week at The Winnipeg Design Festival. This event celebrates some of the richest talents and seeks to make the design world more accessible to Winnippegers from all walks of life.

Laugh all week at Rumor’s

September 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 wildly talented Brian Posehn who has done guest spots on shows like The Big Bang Theory and Anger Management will rock the house for three nights.

Break fast while birding

Birding at FortWhyte Alive

September 13
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

The fall migration is about to take flight. If you enjoy a hearty breakfast and can’t wait for the chance to go birding, then here’s the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy the two in one outing. FortWhyte Alive will be hosting its Birding and Breakfast Fall at the Buffalo Stone Café with experienced guides on hand.

Take a plunge into the paranormal

Historic Vaughan Street Jail

Historic Vaughan Street Jail

September 13
begins at Via Rail, Winnipeg

Equally fascinated by and fearful of the idea of ghoulish ghosts? Join Heartland Travel for a foray into the paranormal on The City of Ghosts Bus Tour where you’ll also discover some interesting historical details about Winnipeg. This tour starts from inside the Via Rail Train.

Explore artistic talent in Altona

September 12 to 17
Gallery in the Park, Altona

With only a few weeks left to go before the end of summer, now seems like a good time for a timely reminder about The Gallery in the Park’s Summer Exhibit. Don’t miss this chance to explore the talents of artists in the beautiful setting of Altona.

Prepare to be amazed

Frank Albo, Manitoba Legisltave Building, Hermetic Code

September 13
Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg

How many times have you driven past the Manitoba Legislative Building without giving a second thought to the Golden Boy at its pinnacle, or the Egyptian sphinxes just below? The Hermetic Code tour will change all that and leave you completely spellbound as Dr. Frank Albo takes you through this provincial landmark and uncovers its connection to the occult better than a Dan Brown novel ever could.

Rock to the sounds of The Sadies

Courtesy of The Sadies website

Courtesy of The Sadies website

September 13
West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg

Twenty years have come and gone, but The Sadies have clearly got all that it takes to still rock a house and blow the mind. Join the band at the West End Cultural Centre for an eclectic and engaging evening of music.

Sample your way through choice wine

wine tasting

September 14
William Glesby Centre, Portage la Prairie

When was the last time you poured yourself a glass of fine-tasting wine? Take this opportunity to sample a few choice options at the Portage la Prairie wine-tasting event.

Weave your way through Fibre Fest

Manitoba Fibre Festival

September 15 & 16
Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg

One of the lovely things about Manitoba is its festivals. There’s a festival for just about everything. There’s even a festival is for all things fibre related. So if you’re fibre producer, spinner, knitter, weaver, or felter, the Manitoba Fibre Festival is definitely for you!

Solve a mystery at the museum

Fort la Reine Museum‎Mystery at the Museum: Case at the Edge of the Woods

Fort la Reine Museum‎ Mystery at the Museum: Case at the Edge of the Woods

September 15 & 16
Fort la Reine Museum, Portage la Prairie

There’s nothing quite like a good murder mystery and this weekend, Fort la Reine Museum needs your full attention to solve the Case at the Edge of the Woods. Now in its seventh year, Mystery at the Museum takes you back to the town of Bloom for an immersive and interactive experience.

Celebrate your passion for produce

Winnipeg VegFest

Winnipeg VegFest Facebook page

September 16
Axworthy Health & RecPlex, Winnipeg

Are you passionate about your produce? Winnipeg VegFest is a one-day event that celebrates the vegan lifestyle with an exciting lineup of speakers ready to educate and inspire.

Get blown away by the blues

Isaac Mandamin

Isaac Mandamin Facebook page

September 16
Downtown, Winnipeg Beach

Inspired by the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix, and possessed by the blues, Isaac Mandamin, or South Thunderbird, the spiritual name by which he is also known, is set to perform in Winnipeg Beach on Saturday. We suggest you get ready to be blown away.

Climb aboard the Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog Central Mother's Day

September 16 & 17
Prairie Dog Central, Winnipeg

There’s only one month left before the Prairie Dog Central closes its summer season of fantastic rides. If you haven’t hopped aboard this grand old train as yet, this weekend’s train runs, themed The Entertainment Express and Family Fun Day, give you yet another chance to step back in time.

Visit Oak Hammock Marsh

Bird banding Oak Hammock Marsh

September 16 & 17
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall

If you’ve always wanted to be a part of a research team, now is your chance! Join researchers at Oak Hammock Marsh for a live songbird banding session as these birds make their stop along this migration path. If research isn’t quite your thing and you’re more interested in exploring your artistic side, there will also be a decoy carving competition on this weekend.

Find the perfect dress

Big Day Wedding Expo

Big Day Wedding Expo

September 16 & 17
Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg

Before you go to the chapel and before you get married, you’re going to need one key item: a dress that everyone will say “Yes!” to. The Big Day Wedding Expo is on this weekend. Grab the girlfriends and get going!

Watch a prodigy play

Piano prodigy Christian Sands

Christian Sands Facebook page

September 16 & 17
Berney Theatre, Asper Jewish Community Centre, Winnipeg

He may be young, but already piano prodigy, Christian Sands, has a few notable achievements under his jazz belt. Join him on his way to the top as he plays the Berney Theatre this weekend.

Step back in time at the Railway Museum

Countess of Dufferin Union Station's Winnipeg Railway Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba

September 16 & 17
Via Union Station, Winnipeg

Railway Days 2017 are now in full swing at the historic Via Rail Union Station. Don’t miss your to see the Canadian Prairies’ first steam locomotive, The Countess of Dufferin.

Get captivated by a FemFest

September 16 to 23
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, Winnipeg

For eight days, the Asper Centre will be abuzz as Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2017: Coming of Age. This festival, now in its 15th year, will feature captivating plays by women that just about anyone can find a message with which to walk away.

Be wowed by a concerto

Violinist KerryDuWors

September 17
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon

Get ready to be wowed as Brandon’s very own violinist Kerry DuWors takes to the stage of Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, accompanied by conductor Alexander Mickelthwate’s orchestra.

Get your weekend adrenaline boost

Riding Mountain Half Marathon Route

September 17
Riding Mountain National Park

What better way could there be to culminate the weekend than with shot of adrenaline with a half marathon?! For your serving, head to Riding Mountain National Park and be a part of the action.