Events in Winnipeg: March 31 to April 2, 2017

 

Things to Do in April

I. Family & Kids Activities

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. The Tomodachi Icebreaker Festival

There will be video games, board games, food, prizes, a special Japanese comedy screening, anime, a green screen photobooth, contests and vendors. Details

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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

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$10

 

3. The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club Annual Open House

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club will he holding its annual spring train show and open house. This is the second biggest train show to be held this year in the entire province, and it’s going to be jam packed with plenty of features and exhibits! The No.1 Northern Division’s Free-Mo group, the Kildonan Short Lines, the Assiniboine Valley Railway and WinNtrak all will be displaying. There will also be the popular Lionel Giraffe Car portable layout, which is always a hit with the younger set.
Details

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April 1 & 2, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Charleswood Legion Hall, 6003 Roblin Boulevard, Winnipeg

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By Donation

II. Live Music

1. Weekday Music

  1. Jenn Grant with guest Jenny Berkel @ Park Theatre on Monday, March 27, 2017 | 8:00 PM
  2. The Lumineers @ MTS Centre on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM
  3. Bobby Bazini @ West End Cultural Centre on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 8:00 PM
  4. Amorphis, SWALLOW THE SUN & WILT @ Park Theatre on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 7:00 PM
  5. Instruments of Happiness @ West End Cultural Centre on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 8:00 PM
  6. The “B” Side Champs @ Park Theatre on Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 7:15 PM

 

2. Mozart & Serenades

Four great composers highlight individual sections of the WSO in an evening of serenades at Westminster United Church. Mozart’s classical melody meets Dvorˇák’s Czech folk tunes. Hindemith’s dramatic Concert Music features strings and brass while Tchaikovsky closes in Romantic splendor. Details

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March 31 – April 1, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave, Winnipeg

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$25 – $105

 

3. Young Prodigies Concert

For all the famous, veteran soloists the MCO presents, we feature nearly as many young prodigies on the cusp of fame. Guest conductor Gemma New and double bassist Sam Casseday are surely among them. With jaw-dropping artistry, 23-year-old Casseday will perform a double bass arrangement of Mozart’s 5th violin concerto, otherwise known as ‘The Turkish.’ You know the tune. You’ve heard it on violin and as a cellphone ringtone—but have you ever heard it on a big, bad double bass? Details

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Thursday, March 29, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave, Winnipeg

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$34 for adults, $32 for seniors and $10 for students

4. Iliza

Iliza: The Confirmed Kills Tour with guest LORI GIBBS. Details
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Friday, March 31, 2017 | 08:00 PM

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Club Regent Event Centre, 1425 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg

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$35+

 

5. Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne delivers one of the most impressive one-man-shows out there! Reaching to musical depth’s far beyond his years and a way with the guitar that can only be seen to be believed. Champagne often sounds closer to a three-piece band then a 20 year old singer songwriter guitarist. Details

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg

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$10.00 – $20.00

 

6. Merle Haggard’s Strangers

– Music of Merle Haggard – Featuring Ben & Noel Haggard. Details

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

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Club Regent Event Centre, 1425 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg

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$35

 

7. Elliot Madore

Elliot Madore, baritone. Darryl Shane Friesen, DMA – piano. Details

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 2:00 PM

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard

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$25 Student tickets $5

 

8. Weezer

With special guests: The Trews & The Flatliners. Details

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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MTS Centre, Winnipeg

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$35.50 – $75.50

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. Kill Me Now

Widower Jake has been unwavering in his commitment to taking care of his disabled son Joey. As Joey enters adolescence, Jake finds himself in a morally ambiguous position when it comes to charting his son’s passage from a puberty-ravaged teenager to a self-assured young man. Details
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March 29 – April 15, 2017

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Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre, 140 Rupert Street, Winnipeg

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Adult $22.00 – $41.00; Under 18: $17.50 – $22.00

 

3. Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. ” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Details
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March 31, 2017 – April 2, 2017

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Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg

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$60 – $80

 

4. 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

 

4. The Birds and the Bees

It’s nearly time for the last-ever annual Turkey Days Festival and the excitement in town is palpable. Sarah, a turkey farmer, has just left her husband and moved back home with her mother Gail who raises bees. Enter Ben, a 23-year-old virgin and an eager, athletic young grad student majoring in entomology, intent on studying the declines in the local bee population. A raucously funny play with a huge, honeyed heart. Details
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March 29 – April 16, 2017

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Prairie Theatre Exchange, Unit Y300-393 Portage Avenue, 3rd Floor Portage Place, Winnipeg

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Adult $38 – $50; Senior $31 – $41

 

5. Pete Zedlacher

Comedy. Details

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March 28 – April 1, 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 Anaheim Ducks on Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs Ottawa Senators on Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 06:00 PM

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MTS Centre, Winnipeg

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2. Manitoba Moose

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vs Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 07:00 PM


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MTS Centre, Winnipeg

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3. MEC Race ONE 5k 10K

Kick off your running season with MEC Race ONE 5K & 10K at Assiniboine Park! Professional, fun and accessible, we pride ourselves on providing you with the absolute best racing experience possible for an affordable price. For a $15 registration fee you’ll enjoy the certified distance of your choice, sanctioned by the Manitoba Runners’ Association. We have your back with aid stations and support staff lining Assiniboine Park’s official race route. Details

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Sunday April 2, 2017 | 8:00 AM

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Assiniboine Park Conservatory, 55 Pavilion Crescent, Winnipeg

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$15 Advance Registration
$25 Same Day Registration 7:00am-7:20am

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. The Ultimate Craft & Women’s Show

Seize the opportunity to gather all the women you know – mothers-sisters-cousins-friends-neighbours and be prepared for a fun filled weekend of shopping opportunities, interactive demonstrations, exhibits, decorating, fashion, beauty, health and fitness and definitely entertainment! Details

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April 1 – 2, 2017
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

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Red River Exhibition Park
3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

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$10

 

2. Boarder X Film Fest

Enjoy watching two days worth of skating, surfing and snowboarding docs, shorts, and amateur videos by local stars. Details

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March 31 to April 1, 2017

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 Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg

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Free

 

3. Manitoba Comic Con

First annual Manitoba Comic Con! There will be vendors, and artists selling product in all genres! Details

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg

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$12.50 per day
$20 for the two days
Kids 5 and under free!

 

4. Ciao! Chocolate Fest

Satisfy your sweet tooth all month long at Ciao! ChocolateFest presented by Piazza De Nardi. This annual event sees restaurants around Winnipeg offering decadent chocolate creations for only $7 a piece. Sample indulgent chocolate drinks, exquisite desserts, and even cocoa-spiked savoury dishes all made with everyone’s favourite flavour. Details

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April 2017

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Restaurants around Winnipeg

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Free Admission

 

5. Dinner & Dance

Join us for this highly anticipated annual event! Savour a three course meal and experience the exhilaration of dance up close and personal. Details

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Sunday, April 02, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Peasant Cookery – 283 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg

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General $90.00

(includes a $40 charitable tax receipt)

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