Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Watch literature come alive at THIN AIR, tailgate at the Wheat Kings game, or discover the sweet sounds of the symphony — that’s just a taste of the fun you can have in Manitoba this weekend!
Sep 20 to 28 | Various venues, Winnipeg
For everyone who loves to read and write, you are going to be spoiled at the THIN AIR, Winnipeg International Writers Festival! Join writers from Canada and around the world for a week of readings, lectures, interviews, conversations, book launches, and more!
Wheat Kings Tailgate Party
Sep 21 | Keystone Centre, Brandon
Tailgate before catching the Wheat Kings regular season opener! The party starts with a BBQ at 4:00 p.m. inside the Keystone Centre’s Convention Hall. There will also be a children’s play area and live music by The Ukadians.
WSO season opener: Laplante Plays Rachmaninoff
Sep 20 to 21 | Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
Let your ears rejoice to the stirring sounds of Rachmaninoff at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra! The Rach 3 is the Everest of piano concertos. The overwhelming power, energy and glorious fund of melody in the music set up expectations of the ultimate, not just in virtuosity from the soloist but for a musical story of the most compelling kind.
Sonics & Sojourns Festival
Sep 20 to 22 | Onanole and Wasagaming
Enjoy a fall weekend of learning and music at the Sonics & Sojourns Festival! The festival integrates music, regional cuisine, art, photography, presentations and a host of unique workshops.
Sep 15 to 21 | Various venues, Winnipeg
Promote peace, social justice, compassion and human rights as well as celebrate our cultural diversity at Peace Days! This year’s schedule features speaking events, film screenings, and musical performances throughout the city of Winnipeg and culminates in a concert for peace featuring Sierra Noble, Flo, Free Ride, The Treble and more.
South of the Lakes Art Tour
Sep 21 to 22 | Stonewall, Rosser, Warren, Balmoral, Selkirk
Take a tour of artists’ studios and galleries on the South of the Lakes Art Tour! This self-guided tour showcases over a dozen artists eager to invite you in to their studios and galleries for a glimpse into their world of painting, pottery, photography, art dolls, stone painting, wood carving and jewelry making. Maps are available in Hallmark Stores in Winnipeg and Stonewall. Admission and maps are FREE.
Winnipeg Design Festival
Sep 18 to 22 | Various venues, Winnipeg
You’re invited to celebrate contemporary architecture, design and art in the city at the Winnipeg Design Festival! This annual event features lectures, symposiums, interactive installations, tours, and exhibits that aim to grow Winnipeg’s design culture.
It’s suppertime in Manitoba. From now through mid-November, dozens of traditional community-based “fall suppers” – buffet feasts of down-home cooking, locally grown ingredients, and family recipes – are being served throughout the province. This weekend’s suppers are in Woodridge, Argyle, Gimli and Sarto.
It’s that time of year to meander through the winding paths of a corn maze! Around the province, you can get lost in corn mazes at A Maze in Corn, Boonstra Farms, or Deer Meadow Farms. Check out what we had to say about corn mazes and fall suppers on BTWinnipeg this week.
The art scene in September
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.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone!