There has been so much chatter about fall. The colours, the chill in the air that signals the season's arrival, that gradual return to those beverages that make you feel all warm and cozy. And yet, the official beginning of the season didn't actually happen until last Saturday. But we all know that Mother Nature hardly concerns herself with such trivial details like our dates and timelines. That's OK, though, that's why you have us to keep you in the loop! Here's what's hot in Manitoba.

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Witness the sunset goose flights

FortWhyte Alive sunset goose flights

on now
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

Take some time out on a crisp, autumn evening to witness and experience the magic of fall migration. Watch as the sun slowly disappears below the horizon and geese begin landing at sunset in a stunning display.

Celebrate culture and creativity

Outdoor exhibition as part of Nuit Blanche in Winnipeg 2017

September 28 to 30
various venues, across Manitoba

Culture Days Manitoba has rolled around again for its 9th annual celebration of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities. Be a part of the festivities and celebrate alongside the amazing innovators.

Forget about sleep

Nuit Blanche credit Nate Forest @knatez

September 29
various venues, Winnipeg

And since we’re on the topic of Nuit Blanche, we’re pretty sure you can guess what’s next? The pièce de resistance: Nuit Blanche. Who needs sleep when there’s so much to explore and celebrate in the world of contemporary art throughout the city? For the details of what’s happening and where, click here.

Celebrate mural culture

Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival

ends September 30
various venues, Winnipeg

Wall-to-Wall takes to the streets of Winnipeg for a creative experience that celebrates mural culture on the lands of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation and Treaty 1 Territory. Join the celebration as it culminates with Nuit Blanche and brings together diverse communities around art, music, dance, and more.

Discover the beautiful art of the Labrador Inuit

WAG SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut

ends September 30
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut is the first major exhibition on the art of the Labrador Inuit. The exhibit, which in the Nunatsiavut dialect of Inuktitut means “to be visible”, provides an opportunity for visitors, collectors, art historians, and art aficionados to discover distinctive, works of contemporary Inuit art right here at the WAG.

Feast on a literary buffet

THIN AIR Winnipeg International Writers Festival

September 24 to 29
various venues, Winnipeg

The THIN AIR Winnipeg International Writers Festival is back! If you’re on the lookout for a literary buffet of writers from Manitoba and elsewhere, this is the place to be. This festival is geared towards adults and children with events at various venues and times for the choosing.

Watch a Juno-nominated choir perform

Canadian Chamber Choir

September 25
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg

The Juno-nominated Canadian Chamber Choir will be gracing the stage of the First Unitarian Universalist Church for an intimate gala concert. The choir will present its acclaimed, all-Canadian Seasons of Life and Landscape program.

Get ready for another round of laughter

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September 25 to 29
Rumor’s Comedy Club, Winnipeg

If you’re ready for another round or two of laughter, then Rumor’s Comedy Club has two great comedians to keep the laughs coming. This week, Big Daddy Tazz and Robert Kelly will be bringing the house down.

Sip on wine

wine tasting

September 28
Brokenhead River Community Hall, Beausejour

The Brokenhead River Community Foundation is hosting a wine-tasting fundraising initiative. If you’re a wine lover, then this is the perfect event to rub shoulders with like-minded aficionados.

Celebrate fall at a community supper

Fall Suppers in Manitoba

September 29

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

Recreation Centre, Grand Marais Fall Supper

Community Hall, Great Falls Fall Supper

Greenwood Memorial Hall, Gunton Fall Supper

Elks Hall, Winnipegosis Harvest Fall Supper and Dance

September 30

Community Hall, Ste. Genevieve Fall Supper

Immaculate Conception Church, Cooks Creek Fall Supper

Ste. Anne Collegiate, Sainte-Anne-des-Chênes Fall Supper

Community Hall, Meadows Fall Supper

Community Hall, Grosse Isle Fall Supper

Community Centre, Cowan Fall Supper

Community Hall, Edwin Fall Supper

Head to a pulled pork supper and dance

Pulled pork supper in Randolph

September 29
Neufeld Garage, Randolph

Head to a fall supper with a twist. Randolph is having a barbecue pulled pork dinner with an old-time country dance. There will also be live music. Seating is limited.

Have a Nuit Blanche comedy evening

Wee Johnny Nuit blanche

September 29
Wee Johnny’s, Winnipeg

Winnipeg’s best comedians are headed to Wee Johnny’s for Open-Mic Comedy: Nuit Blanche. The show kicks off at 10 p.m. and will feature a new host every hour.

Solve a murder mystery

Case at the Edge

September 29
Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Village

There’s nothing quite like a good murder mystery and this weekend, Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Village 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.

Reel in a Red River trophy

Walleye - Fish and Hunt Manitoba Facebook page

September 29
Red River, Selkirk

Love a good game of fishing? Then pick your team and head to Selkirk for the Red River Walleye Masters Cup. The event kicks off early, so don’t miss your chance to reel in what could be your trophy catch.

Support those touched by cancer

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

September 29
The Forks, Winnipeg

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada is hosting a walk at The Forks Festival Grounds this Saturday. Come out and join the walk in support of those touched by cancer.

Celebrate Nuit Noire for Nuit Blanche

AceArtInc Nuit Noire AfroPeg

September 29
aceartinc., Winnipeg

Black Space Winnipeg offers Afrocentric artists a place to put their talents on display. And just in time for Nuit Blanche comes Nuit Noire this Saturday at aceartinc. on McDermot.

Hit a mega train show

Manitoba Mega Train Show and Sale

September 29
Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg

Train enthusiasts, this weekend is all about you! The Manitoba Mega Train Show 2017 is on for two days at the Red River Exhibition Park with 17,000 sq. ft. of model train exhibits.

Witness the fall migration

Oak Hammock Marsh

September 30
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, Stonewall

With the change in season also comes the exodus of Manitoba’s beloved birds. Head to Oak Hammock Marsh this weekend to experience migration during its Migration Festival. There will also be lots of activities for the entire family.

Get spell-bound by a concerto

Mahler’s Titan

September 28 to 30
Centennial Concert Hall
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon

The WSO’s new music director Daniel Raiskin and pianist Charles-Richard Hamelin are set to thrill fans with the works of some of music’s masters, including Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 Titan, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Mozart’s Overture to the Marriage of Figaro. This event will play both in Winnipeg and in Brandon.

Treat yourself to a fish fry

Freshly-caught walleye shorelunch at Shining Falls Lodge, Family Lake.

September 30
Community Centre, Lake Francis

Before you head back out to another busy week, treat yourself and your family to a fish fry at Lake Francis Community Centre Inc. There will be several mouth-watering options, including dessert.