Teghan's top 5 things to do this weekend in Winnipeg (Aug. 11-13)

​This is going to be a quieter one before a ton of festivals hit the city next weekend.

Canada Summer Games Festival closes out with performances from Repartee and The Fast Romantics

CBC's Teghan Beaudette talks Winnipeg, comedy and why you don't actually have to go to his show if you don't want to with comedian Ivan Decker. 1:50

This is going to be a quieter one before a ton of festivals hit the city next weekend.

The very funny Ivan Decker has a few more sets at Rumor's before he leaves, Cinematheque has a short film fest on and the Canada Summer Games Festival is closing out with sets from Repartee, The Fast Romantics and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.

There are also a few options for free outdoor music downtown or at St. John's Park.

WHAT: COMEDY – Ivan Decker

When: Friday and Saturday

Where: Rumor's at 190-2025 Corydon Ave.

Cost: $15 to $17

My top pick for the weekend is Ivan Decker's last few sets at Rumor's on Friday and Saturday night.

He has been playing packed rooms since he got here and his sets at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival a few months ago were fest highlights.

I would get your tickets to this one before they sell out – even competing with the Canada Summer Games and a few other outdoor music festivals, I think these shows will be busy.

The nice thing about Decker is that he has pretty clean sets so you can go with your parents or whomever else and it won't get too weird.

Ivan Decker questions why Canada is so obsessed with coins, and why American bills are better. 2:04

WHAT: FILM – Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: Cinematheque at 100 Arthur St.

Cost: $10 per screening

The Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival lands in Winnipeg this Friday.

The long-running festival screens films related to mental health and pop culture.

They've brought three of those films to Cinematheque this weekend: Swift Current, Juanicas and The Land of Not Knowing. There's also a panel discussion with the director for the screening of Juanicas on Saturday.

WHAT: FAMILY – Rockin the Village

When: Saturday, Aug. 12 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: St. John's Park at 1 Fowler St.

Cost: FREE

Rockin the Village is on at St. John's Park all day Saturday, and all of the programming is free.

This is a good one to bring the kids to because not only will there be music and comedy but also games, face painting and a bouncy castle.

There will also be a free community lunch and supper.

WHAT: MUSIC – Canada Summer Games Festival

When: Friday and Saturday

Where: The Forks at 1 Forks Market Rd.

Cost: FREE
Calgary singer and songwriter Michael Bernard Fitzgerald performs this weekend as part of the Canada Summer Games Festival (Cameron Postforoosh)

The Canada Summer Games Festival is in its final two nights so it'll be your last chance to check out some free music from acts across Canada.

Repartee is playing Friday's lineup and on Saturday you can and should catch The Fast Romantics and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald's sets.

This one is free and ends early enough that you can go check out a late comedy show or what's happening over at the Burt.

WHAT: FEST – Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival

When: Friday and Saturday

Where: Smith Street in front of the Burton Cummings Theatre

Cost: $100 for both nights

Blues fans will want to head downtown this weekend for the BBQ and Blues Festival happening at the Burton Cummings Theatre.

This is a bit of an odd one because you can get free music outside the venue and also pay to see "bigger" acts inside.

I suggest hitting up The Reverend Rambler's outdoor set at 10 p.m.  on Friday.

Indoors they've got Romi Mayes and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Saturday they've got Mariachi Ghost and The Blind Boys of Alabama inside.

And of course, there'll be a ton of BBQed stuff.