Teghan's top 5 things to do this weekend in Winnipeg (June 16-18)

​The big one this weekend is the start of jazz fest with a bunch of big names at Old Market Square in the Exchange, but there’s a good chance you're going to see some rain this weekend, so there’s some indoor stuff you can check out too.

Winnipeg International Jazz Festival kicks off at Old Market Square

Go see SC Mira's set at Jazz Fest this weekend. They're playing Saturday night at 7 p.m. (Pipe & Hat)

The big one this weekend is the start of Jazz Fest with a bunch of big names at Old Market Square in the Exchange, but there's probably going to be a lot of  rain this weekend, so there's some indoor stuff you can check out too.

This is a good weekend for that Picasso exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery that everyone has been meaning to go to.

There are also two album release shows Friday night — one comedy and one music.

If it's nice on Saturday, find a dog and go to the Goldeyes game. It'll be very cute.

WHAT: MUSIC — Winnipeg International Jazz Festival

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: Multiple locations

Cost: FREE to $90

I'm very into the lineup at Old Market Square this year for Jazz Fest.

On Friday, they've got Mariachi Ghost and Dirty Catfish Brass Band.

On Saturday there's Finn, Atlaas, SC Mira, Boniface (Micah Visser!), Faouzia and Attica Riots.

And on Sunday, The Noble Thiefs, 2oolman from a Tribe Called Red and Super Duty Tough Work are on.

If the weather wasn't going to be absolutely terrible, I would recommend just hanging out there all weekend.

But if rain and crowds aren't your thing, there's an indoor show Sunday night at the Burtie.

Sue Jorge has a show full of the David Bowie covers he did for The Life Aquatic, and tickets are about $50.

WHAT: COMEDY — Tim Gray's album release party

When: Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m.

Where: Wee Johnny's at 177 McDermot Ave.

Cost: $20

A whole bunch of very good comedians will be at Wee Johnny's Friday night for Tim Gray's album release party.
Tim Gray, this crying angel, is launching his comedy album this weekend. Go cry-laugh with him/at him. (Andrew Degryse)

Dana Smith is hosting, and Amber Daniels, Chad Anderson, Lara Rae, Ryan Ash, Matt Nightingale and, of course, Tim Gray are all on the lineup.

I've been very into Lara Rae and Matt Nightingale's stand up lately so keep an eye out for them.

The $20 ticket price includes the comedy album. As usual, drinks and food are cheap, and you're going to have to go early for a good spot.

Usually a show like this would be at a bigger venue, so it will very likely be cramped in there on Friday.

WHAT: MUSIC — Nic Dyson album release show

When: Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m.

Where: The Park Theatre at 698 Osborne St.

Cost: $10

If you're looking for an indoor/non-Jazz-Fest show this weekend, Nic Dyson has a show at The Park Theatre Friday night.

He's releasing his album Where We're From, and it'll be a really nice little folk show.

Dyson had a bit of a pop-punk sound before but it's getting a lot more folk, so he's kind of got a City and Colour vibe now.

Slow/Steady and Olivia Lunny are opening, and tickets are only $10.

WHAT: DOGS — Bark in the Park

When: Saturday, June 17 at 6 p.m.

Where: Shaw Park at 1 Portage Ave. E.

Cost: $14

On Saturday, the people at Shaw Park are letting dogs in for a Goldeyes game and trying to set a record for most dogs at a sporting event.

The record thing seems of secondary importance because there will probably be hundreds of dogs there and some of them might even be wearing baseball hats.

The ticket price includes a seat for your dog, which is just adorable and fantastic.

There will also be dog-treat stands and "dog-themed entertainment," which may or may not be geared toward the dog audience.

WHAT: ART — Picasso at the WAG

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: 300 Memorial Blvd.

Cost: $18
It's time to go see the Picasso exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Rain is a very good excuse to see a summer exhibition. (Courtesy the Winnipeg Art Gallery)

If you made lots of plans to do fun stuff this weekend but the rain ruins them all, you can go check out that Picasso exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

This one has been open for a little while now so it shouldn't be too busy, and also it's Picasso so you can just be quiet and enjoy the art and not worry about trying to come up with something smart to say.

There are actually two exhibitions on: In Canada, which was organized by the National Gallery of Canada, and Man and Beast, which was put together by the WAG.