Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further… here’s some ideas for you:
1) Folklorama: Celebrate life and culture with world-class entertainment, delicious authentic food and beautiful cultural displays at Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world. Explore one of the most vibrant arts and culture scenes found in the heart of the continent. Join friends and family and experience the world’s cultures in Winnipeg, it ends August 15, 2015.
2) Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collection of Berlin: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin is the first major exhibition of classical antiquities in Manitoba in over half a century. The WAG is one of only two venues in North America to present this monumental show of ancient Greek and Roman art dating from the 7th century BC to the 2nd century AD, through a partnership with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin). When it comes to classical art, it doesn’t get much better than this!
3) Big Cat Week At Assiniboine Park Zoo August 1 – 9: In honour of Global Tiger Day, which was July 29, Assiniboine Park Zoo is excited to present Big Cat Week from August 1 to August 9. Global Tiger Day is held annually to give worldwide attention to tiger conservation and promote the protection and expansion of wild tigers’ habitats. Join us for a fun-filled week at the Zoo focussed on our furry, fabulous feline friends!
4) Movies in the park (Assiniboine): Watch on the Lyric Lawn where they’ll be screening your favourite summer blockbusters on a cinema-style outdoor screen. You bring the chair and blanket; they supply the fun! Friday, August 7th is Big Hero 6 @ 7pm and Theory of Everything @ 9:15pm
5) Downtown Drive-In: Graham Ave. & Carlton St: Saturday, August 8 Wall-E: Parking lot opens at 7:30, movies start at sundown approx. 9pm. Cost: Free for people arriving on bikes, transit, or on foot, or $10 to reserve a space for your car! (first come first served). Here’s a map.
6) 97-5 BIG FM Family Picnic at Assiniboine Park: Sunday, August 9 noon-3pm. Grab the family and a picnic blanket or lawn chair and join us for lunch from Danny’s Whole Hog and Tim Hortons, inflatables from Funquest Amusements, facepainting and balloon animals from SuperFUNtasticEvent, prizes for the kids from Party Stuff and more! Buzz and Boomer and the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Cheer Team will be there to show of their moves. COST: Bring a tin for the bin or a donation of your choice for Corus Feeds Kids to enjoy the day of fun.
7) Downtown Tours The Breakfast Club: The most important meal of the day! Tour starts Sunday at 9am and runs until approx. 12pm. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes walking tour and breakfast samplings at three stops. Beverages extra. Each tour has a unique combination of stops. For tickets contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
8) Sunday Brunch at The MET: They serve an elegant buffet brunch from 10am – 2pm every Sunday. Adults $34.99 Seniors (65+) $19.99 Children $9.99/child aged 4-12; 3 & under Free. Bring the entire family to experience the elegance and historic architecture of The MET while enjoying a Manitoba inspired buffet brunch. Click here for the Sunday Brunch menu
9) Farmers`Market at The Forks: Join The Forks in the Plaza Parking Lot every Sunday from 11am to 4pm, till September and make it part of your regular shopping experience. From fresh baked goods and delectable preserves to straight off the farm fruits and vegetables, you’ll find an assortment of local treats when you visit The Forks Farmers’ Market. For a list of vendors, click here.
10) Jazz In The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden: Sunday, August 9, 3-4pm. Watch Connor Derraugh, a 17-year old aspiring musician who plays alto sax and piano. But two and a half years ago he suffered a terrible brain injury during surgery that left him paralyzed on his right side. That meant having to learn how to walk again, how to talk, how to eat. Despite all odds he overcame his brain injury and is playing again.
11) Sunday Night Smooth Jazz at the Lyric Theatre: This Sunday watch Richard Elliot, Showtimes: 7 pm to 8:30 pm: