Posted by Anna Lazowski, SCENE Producer | Friday January 11, 2013
Pretend it's warm with the help of Tiempo Libre and the WSO (crackerfarm)
It's going to be a snowy weekend everyone. But we still have some free time to fill, so SCENE has put together a list of recommendations for how to spend your blustery weekend.
Number Five - Pretend it's warm outside
We can try to kid ourselves...and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is here to help heat things up. Cuba's Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre is in town this weekend (lucky them!) to play some tunes created especially for orchestra. Shows happen Friday and Saturday nights and there's a matinee on Sunday.
"Frankly my dear..." (Bruce Monk)
Number Four - Watch an epic performance We're not kidding, this thing runs just over three hours. But what do you expect when you adapt a novel as vast as Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind?
Amazing sets, beautifully intricate costumes and one iconic mustache are all onstage at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Number Three - Take in a movie at Cinematheque
Cinematheque is screening Ryan McKenna's The First Winter this weekend - perfect given the weather conditions. But they're also kicking of the 8th annual series of free movies for kids that will run on Sunday afternoons through March 3.
First up is a classic with just the right balance of psychedelic colours and bizareness for kids - The Beatles in Yellow Submarine. Screening is Sunday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m. Number Two - When buried in snow... Why not embrace it? Strap on your snowshoes and trek over to Fort Whyte for Snowshoe Saturdays on January 12. You'll get a guided tour, get some exercise and make use of all this snow! Things get going at 11:30, snowshoes can be rented for $3.
Number One - Stay in and watch movies Normally we want you to get out and take in the arts and culture events around the city, but in this case there's no better time to pop some popcorn and catch up on some of the Oscar nominated movies you might have missed.
It could be a conspiracy on the part of film companies since almost all the movies up for Best Picture are still in theatres, but one has made it to video.
Or you could dip into the Best Animated Film category for rentable family flicks like Brave, Pirates! Band of Misfits or Frankenweenie! Or you can combine our final two picks and snowshoe over to the theatre for a matinee of Lincoln.