Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Yep, it’s cold outside. Darn cold. But one of the great things about this place is that no matter the temperature, there’s always plenty happening. Here’s our guide to some of the best things to do this weekend.
Jan 26 | FortWhyte Alive
Head out on a guided tour of FortWhyte by snowshoe to experience areas which are unreachable in summer. That New Year’s Resolution to stay active? They got you covered. If you still have your breath after the snowshoeing, stick around and go on a “Pukak” hike to see what animals are active during the winter.
The Tragically Hip
Jan 26 | MTS Centre
Rock out with The Tragically Hip! Critically acclaimed for over two decades, the Hip has been at the heart of the Canadian musical zeitgeist for evoking a strong emotional connection between their music and their fans. Get your tickets through Ticketmaster.
Jan 25 | McCreary Community Centre, McCreary
Jan 26 | William Glesby Centre, Portage la Prairie
Jan 27 | Southwest Showcase, Deloraine
Listen to Eli Barsi a singer, songwriter, western yodeler, and musician this weekend at various locations in Manitoba this weekend. Eli’s style of music varies from western roots, gospel, bluegrass, new country, classic country, and folk which she delivers with beautiful proficiency.
Gone with the Wind at MTC
Jan 10 to Feb 2 | Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Catch the epic romance Gone with the Wind at MTC this winter and watch as southern belle Scarlett O’Hara’s pampered life of parties and petticoats is threatened by the devastation of the American Civil War. Don’t forget your tissues.
Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial championship
Jan 23 to 27 | Veterans Memorial Sports Complex, Stonewall
Watch the best women curlers of Manitoba duke it out at the provincial championships in Stonewall. For more information and to find tickets, visit Manitoba Scotties 2013.
The Dishwashers at PTE
Jan 24 to Feb 10 | Prairie Theatre Exchange
Enjoy an evening out at the PTE’s new play The Dishwashers – a comedy by Morris Panych that will make you laugh as you watch, and walk out a little changed in your outlook.
The River Trail
Jan to Feb | The Forks
Take in the picturesque sights of Winnipeg as you’ve never seen them before, from the frozen Red River! Venture out to The Forks to enjoy a variety of outdoor winter activities on the Guinness World Record-holding longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world.
Art in January
Various locations across Manitoba
Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here are a handful of great exhibitions you don’t want to miss this month.
Grab your friends, rod, and auger and head out to your favourite place to ice fish. If you’re looking to create a unique fishing experience this winter, check out our listing of Manitoba lodges and outfitters.
Watch Rick Mercer and Craig Stapon ham it up while ice fishing on Lake Winnipeg. You wont be disappointed, it’s hilarious:
If ice fishing is not on the agenda this weekend, maybe register yourself for the upcoming ice fishing derby.
Have a wonderful and WARM weekend!