Still filling up your social calendar for the weekend?SCENE
is here to help with our guaranteed recommendations to get you out of the house and doing something fun.
You might see all those things fall. (Dan Norman)
If you happen to be a fan of rhyming cats in big stripy hats...you're in luck. Manitoba Theatre for Young People's latest production is Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat
. It's recommended for kids age 3-11, runs one hour and will probably sell out pretty quickly. You have from December 7-21 to catch it at MTYP. And then since you'll be down at The Forks anyway, why not do a little ice skating?Number 4
Their new album, A Fairway Full of Miners
, comes out in February, but that hasn't stopped the folks in Winnipeg's own Boats from releasing a brand new...cassette? Sure, why not? Marblemouth
features three songs and will be unveiled with a show at The Windsor Hotel on December 8th. If you've never heard Boats, apparently the band "makes impossibly hooky pop songs about death, being old, girls, glowing
bears and escaping the spectral plane of existence and reappearing at a
football game." What more could you want?
Outside Joke...shhhhh! They think it's the '80s. (courtesy Outside Joke)
In the mood for some comedy? Two of Winnipeg's longest running improv groups are celebrating their anniversaries this weekend. CRUMBS is celebrating 15 years of crazy silliness and Outside Joke has been goofing around for 10 years. There will be yelling, there will be hijinx and they claim there will be cake. Show is 8:00 on December 8th at the Gas Station Arts Centre. Number 2
The Barenaked Ladies are joining forces with the
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for a mix of hits and some holiday
favourites. We're not sure if they'll be bustin' out any improvised rap
songs or silly dances...but you never know! Shows run December 7-9. Number 1
The Sheepdogs in town with Yukon Blonde (Alex Kirzhner)
Technically, this one's happening early next week, so let's just pretend it's a long weekend, shall we? Rolling Stone
cover band The Sheepdogs will be bringing their classic rock inspired sound to the Burton Cummings Theatre on December 11th with Yukon Blonde. Check back next week to find out what singer Ewan Currie has on his Playlist.