Events in Winnipeg: March 24 to 26, 2017

I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

1. Festival of Fools

This 7 day free family festival features jugglers, clowns, acrobats, swinging trapeze and circus workshops and tons of hilarious shows! In addition to funding support from The Forks and the Winnipeg Arts Council, the WICF solicits donations at the event to both present the best in family entertainment and to keep the festival affordable for everyone! Details

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March 25 – 31, 2017

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The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg

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Free

 

2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

This faithful rendition of the classic fairy tale is told with only three performers: featuring Snow White, the wicked Queen, and a “storyteller” who becomes the Magic Mirror, the Huntsman, and the Prince, among others. Details

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March 24 – 28, 2017

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Forrest Nickerson Theatre, 285 Pembina Hwy (South of Confusion Corner)

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General Admission: $12 / Children (12 & under): $10

 

3. Baobab

African music blends with puppetry, drums, song and captivating shadow theatre in this stunning West African legend. Baobab exuberantly celebrates the joy of passing down traditions from one generation to the next. Ages 4-10. Details
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March 15 – 26, 2017

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Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg

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Adult $22; Youth $18

 

4. Friday Fun Night

Parents, enjoy a few hours to yourself as you drop your child off for an exciting and fully supervised evening! Ages 4 – 12. Details
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Friday, March 24, 2017 | 5:00 Pm – 8:00 PM

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Kid City, 801 Century Street, Winnipeg

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Pre-registration $18 +gst
Regular registration $23 +gst

 

5. Melodius Prime v. The Boyz of Noise!

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird? …It’s a plane? …La! La! Laa! It’s nothing you’ve ever seen or heard before. It’s… Melodious Prime, Winnipeg’s one and only Super-Duper Symphonic Superhero!

Come and dress up as your favourite superhero and team up with Melodious Prime to save the WSO, and conductor Julian Pellicano, from the diabolical schemes of Kaos and Konfuzed, the evil, Boyz of Noise! Details

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Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM

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Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

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$29

 

6. Junior Musical and Extra-Curricular Junior Play

The Perils of Prince Percy of Pomegranate, by Duncan Ball & Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf: A Howlingly Hilarious Musical by Matthew White and Ana Sanderson, with orchestral music by Paul Patterson. Details
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March 23 – 25, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg

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$10

II. Live Music

1. Elijah

The greatest oratorio since Handel’s Messiah, Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah is an early Romantic masterpiece. An outstanding cast of Manitoba soloists plus chorus recount the story of the Biblical prophet through beautiful hymns, grand choruses and vivid sound pictures. Details

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March 24 – 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg

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$25 – $125

 

2. NU SOUNDS: Collection Get

Eliot Britton and Grace Hrabi have been creating electronic music together since 2009. Their contrasting aesthetics and performing styles first converged in Montreal under the band name Collection Get. Their debut album Save. As… is a celebration of contrast and technological colour, infusing Grace’s human elegance into Eliot’s intricate and funky compositional language. The resulting project delivers a unique show and listening experience, offering a fresh perspective on two of Winnipeg’s musical highlights, jazz and electronic music. Details

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Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM

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Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg

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$15 plus fees in advance

 

3. Parokya ni Edgar
Pogi Years Old Live

Details

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Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 6:00 PM

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The Garrick Centre, 330 Garry Street, Winnipeg

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$65 – General Admission (Rush Seating)
$95 – Gen Ad with Meet & Greet (Rush Seating)

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III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Bittergirl: The Musical

Howlingly funny and achingly relatable, Bittergirl: The Musical explores the bond formed between three women after they each find themselves unceremoniously ditched by their dream guy. Details
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March 14 – April 8, 2017

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Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre – John Hirsch Mainstage, Winnipeg

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Adult $41.50 – $79.50; Under 18: $22.00 – $41.00

 

2. Eddie Pepitone

Eddie Pepitone is one of the funniest comedians working today. Details
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Friday, March 24, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg

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$20 Advance

 

3. The Rover

The Rover is widely recognized for being extremely witty, bawdy, and one of the most exuberant of all Restoration comedies. The plot revolves around the adventures of two Spanish sisters, Hellena and Florinda, who plan to enjoy themselves during the Carnival in Naples by donning disguises. Details
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March 15 – 25, 2017

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John Conklin Theatre, 162 Dafoe Road West, Winnipeg

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$18, $12 Students and Seniors

 

4. Reveen – The Legend Continues

He was known to millions simply as “Reveen”… But Ty Reveen has always
just called him Dad. And now, this next-generation magician and hypnotist of the Reveen dynasty is following in his father’s footsteps with a new “Superconscious Journey” into the marvels of the human mind with “Reveen: The Legend Continues”. Details
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Friday, March 24, 2017

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Club Regent Event Centre, 1425 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg

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$25+

 

5. How to Disappear Completely

Award-winning lighting designer and storyteller Itai Erdal draws on a life lived between his birthplace, Jerusalem, and home in Vancouver. Itai returned to Israel in 2000, after his mother was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. A film student at the time, Itai packed up his gear, and put full focus on his mom. In a starkly simple yet deeply profound work, Erdal invites us to witness the story of the circumstances surrounding his mother’s passing. Details
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March 23 – April 1, 2017

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Berney Theatre, 123 Doncaster Street, Winnipeg

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Adult $40; Student $20

 

6. Outside Joke & Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir

Have you ever wanted to see a group of witty folk songstresses in house dresses sing original folk jams about drunk driving, American presidents, or massacred, tap-dancing nuns? Of COURSE you have! The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir is a multi-instrumental, comic folk choir that will collaborate with Outside Joke for a crazy cocktail of folk music and improv. In the first half of the show, Outside Joke will use the Fu Fus’ original music as inspiration for improv. The second half will feature Outside Joke’s signature musical with the sassy songstresses joining as backup accompaniment. Details

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg

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$15 regular/$12 arts workers and students

 

7. Ms. Pat

Comedy. Details

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March 21 – 25, 2017

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Rumor’s Comedy Club, Winnipeg

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$12 – $17

 

IV. Sports & Related Events

1. Winnipeg Jets

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vs Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 07:00 PM

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MTS Centre, Winnipeg

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2. Manitoba Moose

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vs Milwaukee Admirals on Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs Milwaukee Admirals on Friday, March 24, 2017 | 07:00 PM

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MTS Centre, Winnipeg

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3. MABBA 2017 Provincial Qualifiers

Annual body building competition event presented by the Manitoba Amateur Body Building Association. Details

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 | Pre-judging 9:00 AM, Finals 5:00 PM

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Pantages Playhouse Theatre, 180 Market Avenue East, Winnipeg

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Pre-judging-$20 plus applicable taxes and fees

Finals-$30 plus applicable taxes and fees

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Basic Filmmaking Workshop

The Basic Filmmaking Workshop is a series of workshops held over a 8 week period during evenings (Tuesday and Thursday) and some weekends, and provides an intensive introduction to independent filmmaking. All steps and processes are covered from creative conception to the final cut – including the basics of screenwriting, directing, camera operation, lighting, sound and film editing. During the course, the participants will be exposed to the process of shooting and editing a short film and short video. Details

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March 21 – April 30, 2017

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WFG Studio , Winnipeg

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Registration Fee: $450

 

2. Move Dance Competition

Run by two professional directors,Shawn Desman and Beatriz Leonardo, MOVE promises to bring dancers, studio directors, teachers and parents a young, fresh and exciting dance competition like no other. Details

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March 22 – 25, 2017

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RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Avenue, Winnipeg

 

3. Manitoba Orchid Society annual show and sale

Come out to the Assiniboine Park & Zoo Conservatory for the Manitoba Orchid Society’s Annual Show & Sale! Our theme this year is ‘Spring Into Orchids’. Details

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March 24 – 26, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Assiniboine Park & Zoo, 2355 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg

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$7.00 per person
Children 14 years and under free

 

4. 2017 Manitoba Lifeguard Championships

The annual Manitoba Lifeguard Championship pushes lifeguards to the max in challenging physical and technical events. In a fun and competitive atmosphere, competitors, volunteers, and spectators come together at the Manitoba Lifeguard Championship for a memorable weekend of lifeguarding sport. Details

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March 24 – 25, 2017

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17 Wing Fitness and Recreation Community Centre, Winnipeg

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Free

 

6. Cannes Lions: Encore

The WAG is proud to present Cannes Lions Encore, a special screening of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Couldn’t get enough of Cannes the first time around, or missed the Winnipeg premiere? Now’s your chance to watch the 2016 award-winning commercials selected out of 35,000 entries from around the globe. Details

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March 24 – 30, 2017

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 Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg

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WAG Member / Senior / Student $13
Adult $15

 

7. Circus for Circus

This is an all-ages fundraiser for the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival. Jugglers, magicians, stilt walkers, aerialists and more from around the country showcasing their talents to help raise funds for our Circus program encouraging confidence and self esteem for at risk youth in Manitoba. Details

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg

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$10 (plus applicable fees)

 

8. Masquerade Party

Featuring: DJs playing electro swing, house music, funky hits and more! Details

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg

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$10

 

9. Piston Ring World of Wheels

Custom Show Car Series. Details

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March 24 – 26, 2017

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RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Avenue, Winnipeg

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$5 – $16.75

 

10. The Franchise Expo

All your options in one place! See the best businesses now available. Details

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March 25 – 26, 2017

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RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Avenue, Winnipeg

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$7 at the door

 

11. Stories and Songs from Prairie Folk

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is proud to present a series of FREE Festival-style workshop in the heart of our city! Join us at the Millennium Library In The City workshops. Enjoy the Festival’s famous daytime workshop format – they are great way to see musicians up close and personal in 90-minute workshops. Details

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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Millennium Library, Winnipeg

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Free

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