Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Excite your senses at the WAG, cast your line for a big fish, celebrate mom at the Peace Garden, watch migratory birds at Oak Hammock, or catch a contemporary dance performance — those are just a few of the fun things you can do in Manitoba this weekend.
Dance Reflections by School of Contemporary Dancers
May 9 to 12 | Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg
Catch contemporary dance at its best at Dance Reflections. This production is from the Senior Professional Program of Winnipeg’s School Of Contemporary Dancers and features choreography by Stephanie Ballard, Constance Cooke, Odette Heyn, Brent Lott, Christina Medina and Johanna Riley to name a few.
100 Masters: Only in Canada at the WAG
May 11 to Aug 18 | Winnipeg Art Gallery
Works by some of the world’s greatest artists will be gathered under one roof for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s 100 Masters: Only in Canada! This blockbuster exhibition of “One hundred masterpieces to commemorate the WAG’s one hundred years” includes paintings by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and Warhol.
To learn more about this exciting event and the ways the WAG has been feeding the soul of Winnipeg’s art community for the last century, watch our latest BT Winnipeg segment.
Manitoba fishing season
Weather or not: Manitoba’s fishing season opens May 11! Open water season can’t start soon enough for anglers itching to hit our many rivers and lakes. Are you ready to get hooked? That Master Angler fish is waiting…
World Bellydance Day
May 11 to 12 | The Forks
Bellydance is fun for the whole family! Join Au Set Bellydance to celebrate World Belly Dance Day from noon until 3:00 p.m. with free performances and workshops under the Canopy at the Forks.
International Migratory Bird Day
May 11 | Oak Hammock Marsh
Head out to one of the best areas in North America to watch migratory birds and celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at Oak Hammock Marsh! This fun day is full of family-friendly activities.
Manitoba Day celebration
May 11 | The Manitoba Museum
Celebrate Manitoba’s 143rd anniversary at the museum! Festivities include Manitoba-themed events, activities, a new feature community exhibit celebrating 275 year of French presence in Manitoba and free admission to the Museum Galleries, the Science Gallery and the Planetarium. From 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Spring Fling horse show
May 11 to 12 | Keystone Centre, Brandon
If you are a horse lover, this is a must-attend-event! Enjoy two days at the Manitoba Arabian Spring Fling Show in Brandon. Expect to see Arabian horses from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and the U.S., all of whom will be competing in various classes in English and Western disciplines, as well as Halter/Breeding classes.
Nifty Nag Derby & Dinner
May 11 | Beausejour
Ride out to Beausejour to enjoy dinner and indoor horse racing at the Nifty Nag Derby & Dinner. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m., the horse races start at 7:30 p.m.
Mother’s Day at International Peace Garden
May 12 | International Peace Garden, Boissevain
Spend a day with your lovely mom at the International Peace Garden. Mom’s will receive a free plant. Plus, you can enjoy a buffet lunch between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and entertainment from clarinet player, Bob Ventura, and vocalists/guitar, Edna and Bryant LaVallie. Free admission.
Home-grown flying heritage tours
May 12 | Western Canada Aviation Museum
Throughout May, take a tour focused on Manitoba’s home-grown flying heritage at the Western Canada Aviation Museum. The tour starts at 2:00 p.m. and is free with paid admission.
Other People’s Money at MTC
Apr 18 to May 11 | MTC Mainstage, Winnipeg
Sit back and enjoy a raunchy look into the hearts of people passionate about their work in Other People’s Money at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC). In today’s economic climate, this satire about the excess of the ‘80s remains startlingly relevant.
The art scene in May
Various locations across Manitoba
Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here’s a handful of great exhibits you don’t want to miss this month.
The new exhibit, 100 Masters: Only in Canada starts Saturday at the WAG.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!