It looks like things are finally starting to warm up a bit, so you might be able to spend some time outdoors this weekend without too much misery. But if you’re still not brave enough to head outside (and I’m with you on that), there is a lot to check out this weekend for cheap.
First Fridays are on again in the Exchange District and are completely free, or if you want to go dancing, there’s an all-female DJ show on Corydon Avenue for only $5.
With a bit more cash, you can get in touch with nature while remaining indoors at Oak Hammock Marsh or check out a pretty cool show by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
WHAT: ART – First Fridays in the Exchange
When: Friday, March 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations in the Exchange District
This happens every month, but it’s always different. Galleries have different shows and new locations sign on all the time.
Basically it’s an event where you can see all sorts of different types of art – everything from paintings to installation to performance – for free.
Galleries open their doors for just about the whole evening for the public to come and take a peak.
You never really know what you’re going to get – some galleries are full of people while others only have the one person working there.
This weekend there are 20 galleries participating, with a good cluster around Albert Street and McDermot Avenue.
WHAT: MUSIC – Mama Cutsworth dance party at The Loft
When: Saturday, March 8 at
Where: The Loft at 774 Corydon Ave.
One of my most favourite Winnipeg DJs is hosting an event at The Loft on Corydon Avenue this weekend.
Every year, Mama Cutsworth teaches about a dozen women how to spin, and at the end of term, they put on a big dance party.
The graduation event will feature 13 female DJs Mama Cutsworth has trained and will be followed by a dance party Mama Cutsworth herself is DJing.
Every year, the event happens on International Women’s Day, which is pretty great.
Plus you can’t beat $5 for a dance party led by Mama Cutsworth!
WHAT: FANCY – 50 years of 007 at the WSO
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Centennial Concert Hall at 555 Main St.
Cost: About $35 to $100 a ticket depending on seat location
You know all those absurdly great 007 theme songs you hear at the start of all the James Bond movies?
Well, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is performing all of those alongside vocalist Debbie Gravitte.
Tunes from Skyfall, Casino Royale, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever and a ton of other Bond flicks will be played.
For extra points, wear something really fancy, bring a hot date and sip on some martinis!
WHAT: DANCE – Dance This Mess Around at The Windsor
When: Saturday, March 8 at 10 p.m.
Where: The Windsor at 187 Garry St.
It is always a good time at The Windsor, and this Saturday DJ Co-Op will be on hand, so that’ll make it a great time.
Co-op will be spinning alongside Steve St. Louis, Rhayne Vermette and Tiny O. You’ll be hearing a lot of rock, pop, soul, funk and a bit of disco. Basically dance your pants off music.
Enjoy the cheap beers, friendly bartenders and an amazingly cozy dance floor. The Windsor is becoming a pretty great place to land on weekends!
WHAT: NATURE – Starting seeds at Oak Hammock Marsh
When: Saturday, March 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Oak Hammock Marsh
Cost: $10 plus admission
You can get your nature on at Oak Hammock Marsh this weekend with a wonderfully nerdy workshop on how to start plants for the summer.
Basically, they’ll teach you how to start to grow plants, veggies and herbs inside for later growing outside when things warm up.
Feels like the type of adorable thing you can bring someone you’ve been dating forever to instead of just hitting the mall or your Netflix lineup again.
Plus, it’ll feel like a mini vacation because it’s a short drive, right?