Posted by Anna Lazowski, SCENE Producer | Friday February 15, 2013
The Lytics will perform at DJ night at Festival du Voyageur (Khammy Phanthavong)
In honour of Louis Riel Day, we have three days to pack full
of fun activities instead of the usual, measly, two. And there is a lot
happening people. A lot. From Festival du Voyageur taking over St.
Boniface, to all sorts of free family activities for the holiday Monday,
we've filtered and distilled it all down to our weekly Top 5 ways to
spend your weekend.
Number Five - Chantel Marostica's live stand-up special Okay,
if you want to be really technical about it, this event is happening on
Tuesday. But if we don't tell you now, you'll miss it. Local comic
Chantel Marostica is doing two shows at the Park Theatre on February 19,
at 7pm and 10pm.
And it's not a test of endurance or anything,
the local comic is shooting footage from her first self-produced and
directed headlining show called Keep it Going that will be turned into a DVD.
Local comics Tim Gray, Benjamin Walker and Jordan Welwood will host and open the shows.
Number Four - Louis Riel look-a-like contest If
your Festival beard is still coming in for next week's judging, there's
another hirsute event on offer. On Louis Riel Day - duh - at Maison de
Bourgeois in Fort Gibraltar, the Louis Riel look-a-like contest kicks
off at 3 pm. Come a half hour earlier to register. A panel of experts
will decide who captures the look, style and essence of our holiday's
namesake. You may have seen his face on the T-shirt of a wandering
hipster - that guy.
Number Three - Festival du Voyageur
Now we could try to list everything you should check out at
Festival, but it would take a lot of time so check the official site and
plan accordingly. But if you would like to do a little dancing on
Friday, DJ Night will take over Centre culturel franco-manitobain for
the fourth annual dance party. Joining DJ RPG, Ric Hard, DJ Voth and
Mike. B AKA the DEVOTION crew is Winnipeg hip hop crew The Lytics. Doors are at 8:30 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.
Igloos wait to be toured on the roof of the WAG (Christian Cassidy)
Number Two - Get cultured, for free!
Head over to
the Winnipeg Art Gallery and check out Janet Cardiff's sound
installation The Forty Part Motet and the gallery's largest exhibit of Inuit art, Creation and Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art. There are igloos on the roof of the gallery as well, which might be the perfect place to take the little ones.
Red Moon Road is getting used to playing in the elements (Prairie City Sound)
Number one - Manitoba Music on Ice It's outside,
there's live music, you can skate, walk or drag a loved one along on a
toboggan - what more do you want? Manitoba Music and The Forks have
coordinated a whole bunch of performers to set up their guitars,
turntables, drum kits and whatever else might not freeze at various
warming huts along the River Trail.
Red Moon Road,
fiddler Melissa St. Goddard, JD Edwards, the Lucas Sader Project, Haley
Carr and DJs Hunnicutt and Co-op will be providing the soundtrack on Sunday afternoon from 1-4 pm. Happy skating!
Related: Café Postal is popping up with second location in Voyageur Park.