With the fall season already afoot, the indoor cultural hotspots are getting geared up for a brand new season to get you through the chilly months. Old haunts like the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is livening things up with pop music, while Burton Cummings Theatre is bringing in the ballet. Here’s what’s hot in Manitoba.
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the airport
Winnipeg Richardson International Airport
Curious about what goes on behind the scenes at the airport? The Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is hosting an Open House and Travel Expo in October. Sign up for an exclusive airport tour, connect with travel agents and tour operators to jumpstart your winter getaway planning. Spend some time mingling with QX104 who’ll be live on location for the day! Free parking will be available, and there will also be trip giveaways and tours.
Feast at a fall supper
September 18 to 23
various venues, Manitoba
Fall is just a few days around the corner, and one by one, communities are starting to announce their suppers. Here is a list of the ones you can look forward to this week:
Winkler, Winkler Bible Camp Fall Supper
Heartland Community Church, Landmark Fall Supper
Community Hall: Dominion City Fall Supper
Community Center, Steinbach, Friedensfeld Fall Supper
Curling Club, Otterburne Fall Supper
Vita Bible Church, Vita Fall Supper
Argyle Curling Rink, Argyle Fall Supper
Community Hall, Moosehall Fall Dinner
Get on pointe at the ballet
Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg
Les Ballets de Montreal is coming to town. If you’re a fan of the ballet, then make your way to the Burton Cummings Theatre for Dance Me, an exclusive new creation inspired by the profound work of Montreal-based poet, artist and songwriter, Leonard Cohen.
Stage a resistance
September 17 to 22
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, Winnipeg
For eight days, the Asper Centre will be abuzz as Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2018: The Game and White Man’s Indian This festival, now in its 16th year, will feature captivating plays by women that just about anyone can find a message with which to walk away.
Celebrate human rights and Mandela
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is honouring the memory of Nelson Mandela with a riveting exhibit. Mandela: Struggle for Freedom looks at Mandela’s life and his efforts to end apartheid.
Get swept up in the Lights of the North
Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg
Chinese culture is making a bold display at Red River Exhibition Park with the Lights of the North, a Chinese lantern festival. This expo, spread over 10 acres, features the works of over 75 Chinese artisans and light artwork depicting Manitoba. Local and Chinese fare are also available on site.
Go Xtreme in Assiniboine Park
Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg
First came the dinosaurs, now Assiniboine Park is bringing its Xtreme BUGS, which will feature 19 giant, animatronic bugs along the forested trail inside the Zoo. This exhibit is the perfect way for kids to see the physical characteristics of bugs up close and discover the science behind some of their behaviour.
Attend a juried art exhibit
Buhler Gallery, St. Boniface Hospital
The Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried Art Show is on this week and will feature works from across the province. Make your way to the Buhler Gallery of the St. Boniface Hospital to see the works of artists from as far as Flin Flon and The Pas, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics and textiles. Contact Nicole Shimonek, (204) 943-0036, for more details.
Unlock the mysteries of the occult
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.
Experience FortWhyte Alive at sunset
September 19 to 23
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg
Not sure where to spend your free time, or what to do with it? FortWhyte Alive has a fun week of activities and we’re pretty sure that one of them will suit your fancy. Of particular interest this week is FortWhyte’s Goose Flight Feasts where you can enjoy a meal at sunset as you watch thousands of birds migrate.
Get up close to bison
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.
Get your laugh on
The Good Will Club, Winnipeg
Karaoke nights are always a hit at The Good Will Club and so too will be the comedy. The Club is hosting a night of feminist comedy and dance, with all proceeds going to Women's Health Clinic! DJs Mama Cutsworth and Lady LP will also be on site. Doors at 8 p.m. Comedy gets going at 8:30 p.m.
Have Big Times in the Suncatch
September 21 and 22
Suncatch Park, Morden
Big Times in the Suncatch is a weekly concert that takes place in the recently refurbished Suncatch Park on 8th Street, behind the Pembina Hills art gallery. Concerts are free. Food trucks will be onsite, and refreshments are available for purchase. Big Times in the Suncatch runs every Friday and Saturday during the summer in Morden’s beautiful downtown.
Choose your adventure at Oak Hammock Marsh
September 20 to 22
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall
Oak Hammock Marsh is heating up the chilly weekends with a host of activities geared to get you out and enjoying the outdoors. From its astronomy night on Thursday, to its evening canoe on Friday, that culminates with a birding and breakfast event on Saturday, you’re guaranteed to find something that appeals to your sense and pace of adventure.
Fill up on 80s classics
The Handsome Daughter, Winnipeg
Get your fill of 80s music at The Handsome Daughter’s Rock ‘n’ Roulette. This Friday, four bands will rock the joint, including The Smiths, The Cure, Pixies, Minutemen, and a few more surprises. Doors at 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate WSO’s new season with the Beatles
September 21 to 23
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is opening with a bang and an ode to pop music. For its 2018-2019 season, the WSO presents Pops Series. Beatle lovers will be treated to over a dozen Beatles masterpieces with live symphonic accompaniment, just as they recorded them.
Hit a harvest fest in Teulon
Rockwood Centennial Centre, Teulon
It’s that time of year again and Teulon Rockwood Hall is gearing up for its harvest festival, Pumpkinfest. A morning breakfast of pancakes will be served, followed with lots of activities for the kids a market, food, live music, a dog show and much more.
Have Caribbean cocktails at Forth
Forth’s Tropical Hangout is back for another instalment with tropical drinks and Caribbean cocktail creations from resident bartenders Helen Panyushkina and Lucas Gladu. Don’t forget your appetites at home either, as guest chef Max Frank will be creating special snacks and food pairings.
Trace the Canadian experience at an exhibit
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.