Top five picks for a slightly warmer Winnipeg weekend
Posted by Anna Lazowski, SCENE Producer | Friday January 25, 2013
WAG admission includes access to the roof to see igloos that have been constructed (Christian Cassidy)
It's the weekend once again, and if we're strictly comparing things to where we were last weekend, it's lovely outside!
So strap yourselves in people, someone left the stuff-to-do machine on and there's an endless list of ways to fill up your free time this weekend. But to make sure you don't become paralyzed by the overwhelming number of choices we've narrowed down your options into our handy dandy, pocket-sized and patented SCENE Top five weekend picks. Number 5 - Music In Unity concert
Lorenzo on the bill at the Music In Unity concert
Now there's a very good chance that if you don't go early, this thing is going to sell out. But where else can you see local musicians like Eagle and Hawk, John K. Samson, Wab Kinew, Scott Nolan, Lorenzo and William Prince all on the same bill in support of Idle No More?
Nowhere, that's where.
Doors open at 8:00, show starts at 10:00 on Friday at the Pyramid. Money raised goes to Ndinawe Youth Resource Centre. Number 4 - National Theatre of the World
Now there are two ways to accomplish seeing this Toronto based theatre company. First, they're staging Impromptu Splendor as part of the Master Playwright Festival - SondheimFest.
This is pretty much the only place you're going to see Sondheim performed improvised, completely without a script - and remember, the man wrote musicals. The show runs at Winnipeg Jewish Theatre till January 27.
Alternately, if you happen to stay up really late, head over to the Gas Station Theatre for a midnight meeting of the improvising minds! National Theatre of the World will match wits with Winnipeg's own CRUMBS. Hilarity very likely to ensue. We did say this thing starts at midnight, right?
Number 3 - Brunch on the river
Raw:almond has popped up (Alana Cole/CBC)
Now it doesn't look like much, but some of the city's finest chefs are churning meals out from under that tent over there.
And if you haven't gotten an $85 ticket for one of the evening seatings, we have an alternative. The Tallest Poppy is doling out brunch under the big white tent on Saturdays and Sundays. No reservations needed, just lots of warm layers.
And if you stay up for that National Theatre of the World/CRUMBS show, head over there after and be first in line!
Number 2 - Cadence Weapon
Just down the street from The Pyramid on Friday night at Gio's, Cadence Weapon, one of Canada's best rappers, is in town as part of the Big Fun Festival. Local DJs Co-Op and Hunnicutt are on the bill too - wear your dancing shoes!
Number 1 - Inuit art at the WAG
Kittigazuit by Abraham Anghik Ruben (Ernest Mayer)