Top 5 things to do in Winnipeg this weekend (May 22-24)

If you want to see some very affordable ballet, check out the RWB’s La Bayadere (a fancy name for two shows, one of which is about Pinocchio), and if you want to do a little shopping, check out a roof-top vintage sale with popsicles and music.

Living Hour at The Good Will, La Bayadere at the RWB and a rooftop vintage sale at 44 Princess

Check out Living Hour at The Good Will on Sunday. They're really quite great. (Living Hour/Facebook)

It was an abbreviated week and it's an abbreviated list, but there are so many fun things to do and see. My most favourite one is Sunday night at The Good Will! Living Hour, one of my favourite local bands, are playing.

On the fancy side of things, there's an affordable ballet on Friday and Saturday, and on the more relaxed side, there's a great little pop-up shop on a roof in the Exchange.

Have fun, guys! It should be warm and sunny and stuff.

WHAT: DANCE – RWB's La Bayadere

When: Friday and Saturday

Where:  MTC Main Stage at 174 Market Ave.

Cost: $30

I think whenever you can go see ballet for cheap, you should do it. This weekend is one of those amazing opportunities.
Check out La Bayadere Kingdom of the Shades this weekend. Tickets are super affordable! (Réjean Brandt Photography)

The RWB is having students from their professional division do Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadere, a Russian ballet that is apparently a really important one.

It's known for having a big procession of ballerinas all dance in unison on stage.

They're also doing The Misadventures of Pinocchio, which is one act and about exactly who you think.

$30 is a steal to see professional dancers on a big stage like this. Go check it out.

WHAT: SHOP – Rooftop vintage sale at 44 Princess

When: Saturday, May 23 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Rooftop at 44 Princess St.

Cost: Depends what you buy

A bunch of vendors are getting together for a cute roof-top sale on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

There'll be 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and more vintage clothes to buy.

There will also be drinks, popsicles and music.

Organizers say there'll be lots of stuff for all sizes and genders, and while it is a roof-top spot, there is a lift so it's accessible if you can't do stairs.

I really think you should skip the mall and hit this cute sale with local vendors instead.

WHAT: FOOD – Table for 1201

When: Saturday, May 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: TBA

Cost: $90

Two amazing local chefs are working on a dinner for more than 1,200 on Saturday night.

Ben Kramer and Mandel Hitzer are organizing another Table for 1201 this year, and it's already sold out.

It's modeled after a French thing where people all wear white and bring their own tables and chairs. You don't have to bring your own stuff.

Table captains will do that – and they're all competing for best table design so you could snag a really cool spot if you can get tickets.

The whole thing is a fundraiser for Storefront MB, which does a whole bunch of cool design stuff in the city.

The food will be amazing, so if you can manage to grab some last minute tickets off of someone who can't use theirs, do it!

WHAT: MUSIC – Bands vs. filmmakers at the WECC

When: Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m.

Where: The West End Cultural Centre at 586 Ellice St.

Cost: $25

Cinematheque is hosting a little fundraiser Saturday night at the WECC with some really rad film and music pairings.
Go see these talented folks at Bands vs. Filmmakers at the WECC this weekend. (Leif Norman )

They've got a bunch of local bands and musicians to pair up with filmmakers, and they've each made a 20-minute mash-up.

Basically, the musicians and filmmakers worked together to make a film that the musicians are going to play live to during the show.

Attica Riots, Pip Skid and Basic Nature are all on the bill, and there's going to be a silent auction with a bunch of prizes.

WHAT: MUSIC – Living Hour and Somebody Language at The Good Will

When: Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m.

Where: The Good Will at 625 Portage Ave.

Cost: $10

The Good Will has two good bands playing this Sunday for $10.

Living Hour and Somebody Language & The Way It Feels are both on the bill.

The venue is celebrating a birthday for one of its staff, so they let him pick two of his favourite local bands, which is pretty cute.

This really will be a nice way to spend your Sunday night so get cozy and have a few drinks with the lovely people at The Good Will!


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