Events in Winnipeg – February 5 – 7, 2016

Current Weekend – Things to do this Weekend

I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

1. Arctic Glacier Winter Park

Join us on the site for the official celebration of winter. Skate on 1.2 kilometres of trails, shoosh down the toboggan run, shimmy and find your way through the Great-West Life Interactive Ice Castle or try your tricks in the professionally designed Snowboard Fun Park.

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Sundays, January 17 – February 28, 2016 | 1:30 – 4:30 PM

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The Forks, Winnipeg

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Free

 

2. The Great Ice Show

Come outdoors and enjoy a magical winter festival of epic proportions for the first time in Winnipeg: with life-size dinosaurs and bears made of snow, huge toboggan slopes, frost-crystal sculptures, fantastic sled rides for the young and old through the Manitoba Legislative Building ice replica, explore labyrinths of igloos, be dazzled by the colourful fireworks, dance with DJ music, learn in ice workshops & weekly activities & have endless fun during this winter’s ice-frozen magic…. Details

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January 25, 2016 – February 28, 2016

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The Forks National Historic Site, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg

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3. 26th Annual Musicthon

The Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association and Variety, the Children’s Charity, are hosting the 26th annual Musicthon here at The Forks Market. Young music students will perform on piano, violin, guitar and voice. Funds raised through Musicthon go to the Variety Special Arts Programs.

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Friday, February 5, 2016 | 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Saturday, February 6, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Sunday, February 7, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 04:30 PM

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The Forks Centre Court, Winnipeg

 

4. Red River Mutual Trail

Experience a Winnipeg tradition and skate, walk, run, or sled your way along The Red River Mutual Trail. Starting in the heart of the city, the Guinness World Record-holding longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world offers the unique experience of seeing the sights of Winnipeg from the frozen Red and Assiniboine Rivers. The Red River Mutual Trail is about more than just skating. Venture out and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities: walking, curling, hockey, family activities, cycling, broomball, and more. Join us for special events the whole family can enjoy on select weekends throughout the winter.

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January 21, 2016 – February 28, 2016

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The Forks Historic Port and Riverwalk, Win­nipeg

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$20 for general admission | $12 for Students (must have valid Student ID)

II. Live Music

1. Michael Charles

The Park Theatre is proud to present the Blues Hall of Famer Michael Charles. When Grammy elected Australian blues artist Michael Charles and claims the stage with his band, he embraces you with an elevated level of energy and a guitar driven journey through thirty one years and thirty two releases of his original music. Leading off with an explosive blues number, you are soon captivated by well-rehearsed precision you will experience MC’s original blues, blues based rock, inspiring ballads, as well as some well-known covers.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 | 9:00 PM

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Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg

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$20 – $25

 

2. Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

WSO Matinee Presents.. Travel behind the scenes at a Friday morning matinee with an open rehearsal and concert performance. Hear the conductor’s introduction to the selected work, comments to the orchestra, a complete performance of the work, and participate in a question and answer session – All in one hour!

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Friday, February 5, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

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$25 & up

 

3. Gwen Hoebig Plays Symphonie Espagnole

Guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen delivers one of Sibelius’ most popular symphonies and a blast of Mediterranean melody in her WSO debut. Is there music with a sunnier melody and higher spirits than Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole? WSO’s brilliant concertmaster Gwen Hoebig reveals the music’s fragrant tunes and Spanish tang with flair. Jean Sibelius — the most original symphonic voice since Beethoven!

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February 5 -6, 2016 | 8:00 PM

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Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

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$25 – $125

 

4. Big Dave McLean and Ken Hamm

Join us for an evening of Prairie Blues from the two best to ever come out of the prairies.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 | 8:00 PM

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Advance: $25, Door: $30

 

5. Street Scenes

U of M Desautels Faculty of Music Musical Theatre Ensemble presents Street Scenes. Street Scenes: An evening of excerpts from popular musicals, including scenes from: Anne of Green Gables, The Boys from Syracuse, Dogfight, Edges, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Suessical, Sweet Charity and more.

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February 6 – 8, 2016 | 8:00 PM

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Gas Station Arts Centre
445 River Avenue, Winnipeg

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$20 Adults $12 Students

 

6. Polycoro Presents: When Opposites Attract

We are setting out to change the Canadian choral landscape by creating a highly skilled, dedicated and dynamic group of professional vocalists tasked with performing challenging, seldom performed masterpieces from the a cappella tradition.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 | 7:00 PM

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Augustine United Church, Winnipeg

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Middletown

Middletown is a story about small town life. It’s about growing up in a place that never changes; where everyone knows each other but you still feel miles apart. It’s a place you never quite leave, whether you still live there or you’ve traveled to the depths of space. It’s about stories, and how these stories connect even if we never realize it. Middletown is a contemporary reworking of the themes in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, with scenes ranging from the daily life of a small American town to outer space and beyond.It is sure to entertain through its sharp theatrical twists and surprising, often hilarious language.

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January 26, 2016 & February 2, 2016 | 7:00 PM
January 27 – 30, 2016 & February 3 – 6, 2016 | 8:00 PM

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The Conklin Theatre, Tache Arts Centre

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$15 Adults, $12 Students and Seniors

 

2. Billy Elliot The Musical

A heartwarming and inspiring story of a young boy who defies the odds, Billy Elliot The Musical has been dazzling audiences across the globe for nearly a decade. Despite the bitterness of the UK miners’ strike, Billy seems destined to follow his father and brother to the coal mines. But when he stumbles into a ballet class, his eyes are opened to a whole new world of opportunity. With unforgettable music by Elton John and sensational dance, Billy Elliot The Musical is a feel-good celebration that shows us what it means to fight for our dreams.

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January 12 – February 6, 2016

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Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre- John Hirsch Mainstage,
174 Market Avenue, Winnipeg
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3. Things We Do For Love

When Barbara rents out her top floor to an old friend and her fiancé, she unwittingly unleashes a firestorm of unexpected and violent passions. In his wickedly insightful comedy, Alan Ayckbourn examines the things we do – and wish we didn’t do – for love. Things We Do For Love is Royal MTC’s contribution to AyckbournFest, the 16th Master Playwright Festival.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – Saturday, February 20, 2016

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Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre- Tom Hendry Warehouse
174 Market Avenue, Winnipeg
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4. Improbabale Fiction

Six aspiring authors meet on a winter’s evening to discuss their work. Among them are writers of historical romance, children’s literature, science fiction, crime, instruction manuals and school musicals. They are all in a writing rut and the chair of the meeting, Arnold, suggests a collaboration of their work as an exercise. His idea is met without enthusiasm. However, as Arnold is clearing up after the meeting, there is a clap of thunder, a black-out and the story that would have resulted from their collaboration takes place before his very eyes. Sharp comedy and affectionate satire characterize this zany, imaginative play.
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February 3 – 6, 2016

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Théâtre Cercle Molière
340 Provencher Boulevard, Winnipeg

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Tickets $20
Students $10 (Wed Feb 3 only)

5. Strange Pair

In cooperation with the Dalnavert Museum, Echo Theatre brings you yet another exciting evening of dramatics and musical interludes featuring two short plays. Sit in the parlour as a married couple has tea! Hear their innermost thoughts! Be astounded by the Ratings Officer who has come to collect! Follow her, trembling, as you discover what’s in the cellar! Be cheered and delighted by nightly musical entertainment between 8 and 8:30!
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February 4 – 14, 2016

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Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg

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Tickets $20;
Matinee $15 (does not include musical entertainment)

6. How the Other Half Loves

This comedy is driven by a common theme: adultery. The adulterers try to maintain the secrecy of their infidelities by using a third couple as a cover-up and the game is on. There are suspicions and there is lack of suspicion; where what is obvious to the audience is not even noticed by the cuckold. The play is set in two living rooms and the action of the play takes place in both houses simultaneously… what fun!

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February 4 – 13, 2016

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Irish Association of Manitoba
654 Erin Street

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Tickets $15
Dinner Theatre $55
Theatre & Music show $20 (Sat, Feb 13)

 

7. Confusions

From a devoted and isolated mother to her unfaithful travelling salesman husband, through a solicitous waiter to well-heeled diners and an utterly shambolic garden fete, human frailty is laid bare as one hilarious situation after another unfolds. The final scene, in which five strangers vie for four available spaces on a park bench, is a form of verbal fugue where the common themes of obsession, disconnectedness and human desire for companionship are played out. From high farce to poignant observation, the laughs, however dark, keep coming.

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February 4 – 9, 2016

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Forrest Nickerson Theatre, Deaf Centre Manitoba
285 Pembina Highway

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$15

 

8. Cabin Fever: Song of the Sea

Based on the legend of the Selkies, the gorgeous hand drawn film tells the story of the last sea child and her brother who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover secrets of their past.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 | 2:00 PM

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Winnipeg Film Group, 304 – 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg

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Free

IV. Sports/Games

1. Subaru Canada Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel

Canada’s largest outdoor curling bonspiel – 88 teams field & 10 sheets of ice. The Bonspiel (est. 2001) is fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. All ages, skill levels and genders are welcome. The Ironman Patch is at Beachcombers.

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Friday, February 5, 2016 | 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, February 6, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, February 7, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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The Forks Historic Port, Winnipeg

 

2. Le Classique

Le Classique is Western Canada`s largest 3-on-3 ball hockey tournament. Their will be the Garage Cafe food truck, a large heated tent, live bands, along with some great hockey to watch! This is a fundraiser for CMV, a debilitating congenital birth defect that affects about 1 in 150 babies born in North America. Come have some fun for a great cause!

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Friday – Saturday, February 5-6, 2016

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Whittier Park (Festival du Voyageur grounds)
836 St Joseph St, Winnipeg

 

3. Winnipeg Jets

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vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Friday, February 5, 2016 | 7:00 PM

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MTS Centre, Winnipeg

 

4. Manitoba Moose

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vs Toronto Marlies – Saturday, February 6, 2016 | 2:00 PM

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MTS Centre, Winnipeg

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5. Frozen Fiver

Our Twilight Run comes out of the darkness and into the light for this winter 5 and 10 k event. Bundle up to race our trails and enjoy barbecue and beverages by the bonfire at the finish line.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 | 12:00 PM

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FortWhyte Alive

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$40

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Dine About Winnipeg

Experience the best of Winnipeg’s exceptional culinary talent. Enjoy three-course, set price dinner menus at some of the city’s finest restaurants. Restaurants will sell out, and reservations are required.
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February 2-12, 2016

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Various restaurants across Winnipeg.

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$18, $28, $38

 

2. Hey Zabava Zabava

Rusalka UNF School of Dance Zabava. Two late lunches, two silent auctions, Twice the fun!

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 | 5:30 PM – 1:00 AM

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UNF Hall, 935 Main Street

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Tickets: $10; Children under 6: Free

 

3. Bougeons en Hiver: The Jack Frost Challenge

Frolic in the snow and celebrate winter Manitoba-style! Sign up your team of 1-5 people to skate, bike, ski, snowshoe, run or walk a combined total of 130 km the week of February 6-12, 2016. Gather your co-workers, family, friends or classmates. Then glide, swish, pedal and crunch your way across the snow to be entered for ‘cool’ prizes.

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February 6 – 12, 2016
February 6, 1:00 -4:00 PM | Kick Off event at The Forks
February 7 | Snow Trek
February 12, 7:00 -10:00 AM | Déjeuner sur Glace at The Forks
February 12, 4:00 – 7:00 PM | Wrap up party at Yellow Dog Tavern

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The Forks, Winnipeg

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