Slightly warmer weather, no storms threatening to shut down the highways or forecasts of ice pellets - things are shaping up pretty nicely for the weekend.
So we've combed through all the possible things you could do or see and put together our weekly Top 5 ways to spend the next two days.
Number 5 - Snow Jam at The Forks
If crummy weather kept you from The Forks last weekend, get yourself down there on Sunday to watch the fifth annual Snow Jam. The event was postponed last weekend due to the garbage-y weather so you have a rescheduled chance to watch some of our province's best snowboarders compete.
Number 4 - Prairie Theatre Exchange's This is War
John Cleland and Ian Lake in This is War (Bruce Monk)
If you like your theatre to be thought provoking, rooted in reality and a little bit depressing, we have just the thing. PTE's brand new production of Hannah Moscovitch's This is War
opened this week, here's what our own Joff Schmidt had to say: "It's complex, it's challenging, and it's certainly not always easy to watch. But it is a smart, compelling theatrical gut-punch." Number 3 - Festival's Beard Growing Contest
If you're looking for a more hirsute pastime, Festival du Voyageur's Beard Growing Contest comes to an itchy end on Friday night. Contestants are entered in three categories - Festival Beard (grown between Dec 13 and Feb 22), Voyageur Beard and Novelty Beard. Head to the Voyageur Trading Post at CCFM, contest gets underway at 7:30 pm. Pledges collected will be donated to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Clippers at the ready!
Number 2 - Blood Pressure at Cinematheque
Jonas Chenick in Blood Pressure (Sean Garrity)
Filmmaker Sean Garrity's latest, Blood Pressure
, premieres Friday night at Cinematheque. Expect a fair share of tension as the main character peers into the unknown before stepping outside her comfortably dull suburban life. Something bad is very likely to happen...Number 1 - Oscar night
While we're on the topic of movies, you do realize the Oscars are being handed out on Sunday, right? So you still have time for a last minute screening of Django Unchained
, Wreck-It Ralph
or whatever nominated flick you haven't seen yet. Then, pop some popcorn and get ready to pick you most and least favourite dress and determine which actor or movie was "robbed" in their category. You know someone's going to ask when you get to work on Monday. Possibly us. Let the judging of the wealthy and famous begin!