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

This weekend will be packed if you already have your tickets to the big events — the Fort Whyte Lake Shaker and the WSO’s Rufus Wainwright shows.

Raine Hamilton at Fools and Horses, Ghost Twin at The KNNDY and Cluster fest at the WECC

Go see Raine Hamilton Sunday evening at Fools and Horses. (Mike Latschislaw)

This weekend will be packed if you already have your tickets to the big events — the Fort Whyte Lake Shaker and the WSO's Rufus Wainwright shows.

If you don't, check out Ghost Twin at The KNNDY or my top pick at Fools and Horses Sunday night.

And if you're with the kids, Freeze Frame is on all weekend again!

WHAT: FESTIVAL — Cluster Integrated Arts Festival

When: Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m.

Where: West End Cultural Centre at 586 Ellice Ave.

Cost: $15 (less for students)

Cluster fest starts this weekend with A Prairie Drone Companion at the West End Cultural Centre Saturday night.

I guess Cluster fest is technically a "music" festival, but it's probably more accurate to call it a "sound" festival.

They do contemporary art/sound shows that are pretty experimental, which means they are always interesting but can be a bit inaccessible.

Saturday night's show should be on the more accessible side, but it would be a good idea to go in with an open mind.

It's an edited version of a story from Jamie Oliviero with drone music and videos by Rosa Reaper, The Gritty, Eliot Britton, jaymez, Matthew Schoen and Reiko Yamada.

The fest will be on next weekend as well, if you can't make it to Saturday's show.

WHAT: MUSIC — Ghost Twin at The KNNDY

When: Saturday, March 12, at 10 p.m.

Where: The KNNDY at 330 Kennedy St.

Cost: $10

The KNNDY has an interesting lineup Saturday night with Ghost Twin, Kenaston and JNL.
Check out Ghost Twin at The KNNDY Saturday night. (Courtesy Ghost Twin)

Ghost Twin always puts on a great show, and The KNNDY is a bit of a cozier venue than they typically play, so it's a good chance to get close.

If you aren't familiar with them, check out the synthpop duo's relatively new video for Here We Are In the Night.

Drinks are also extremely affordable at The KNNDY, and apparently you can smoke shisha at this venue now, if you're into that.

WHAT: KIDS — Freeze Frame festival

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: CCFM and Cinematheque

Cost: $6 per screening or $20 for unlimited screenings

If you've got kids who want a break from splashing in puddles, check out Freeze Frame Festival's second weekend.

They've got a ton of kids movies from all over the world (all with English subtitles) at CCFM and Cinematheque all weekend long.

There's an English short film collection at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by a German film called Hordur and a Norwegian film called The Tough Guys.

Sunday night there are a few screenings at CCFM, including France's Laban, the Little Ghost and the Flemish film Labyrinthus.

WHAT: GAMES — Drag Queen Bingo

When: Sunday, March 13, at 6 p.m.

Where: The Good Will at 625 Portage Ave.

Cost: $20 to play, free to watch

Swap your plans to hit a board game café Sunday night for drag queen bingo at The Good Will.

Basically all you need to know is there's a drag show, some bingo and lots of drinks and snacks.

It's $20 to play all 10 rounds and proceeds go to Sunshine House, which is an inner city drop-in centre.

Bring your fun friends and try not to be too competitive. Bingo can get ruthless.

WHAT: MUSIC — Raine Hamilton at Fools and Horses

When: Sunday, March 13, at 7 p.m.

Where: Fools & Horses at 379 Broadway

Cost: $15

My top pick for the weekend is Sunday night's singer-songwriter show at Fools & Horses.
Go see Richard Inman sing at Fools and Horses this weekend. You'll love him! (Shine On Festival/Facebook)

Raine Hamilton, Richard Inman and Willa Wyatt are all playing.

You're probably already familiar with Inman, who has a folk-country sound and a voice I could listen to all day long.

Hamilton, meanwhile, is kind of like a prairie-infused mix of Joni Mitchell and Dolly Parton.

Put on some comfy clothes and bring someone who loves folk music and won't talk too much.

Oh and even though Fools & Horses is a coffee shop, they do serve wine. 


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