Five things to do in Winnipeg this weekend - Jan. 13-15
Care to avenge the death of Princess Leia this weekend? Or catch up on your French? Get creative with a paint party, dance party and stand-up comedy to boot.
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Moonlight as Picasso while helping fundraise for youth mental health programs on Friday. The Glenwood Community Centre (27 Overton St.) is hosting a paint party starting at 7 p.m., with instruction by Kisa MacIsaac of Power of Painting. Tickets are $25 and include snacks and art supplies. Money raised goes to Inspire Community Outreach Inc. and Jack.org.
The Trope Show
Comedian Melanie Dahling is hosting a stand-up show at Wee Johnny’s Pub (177 McDermot Ave.) on Friday where nine comics will take the stage not once, but twice. Each comic will perform a regular set in the first act, then for the latter half, take on a trope – a popular character or archetype – and perform as them. The show starts at 9 p.m. and cover is $5.
Moi, monsieur, moi!
Work on your French before Festival du Voyageur by checking out the latest offering from Le Cercle Moliere (340 Provencher Blvd.). Canada’s oldest permanent theatre company with uninterrupted programming has a new show on until Jan. 28. Moi, monsieur, moi! follows a Senegalese girl born to a family of seven and “borrowed” to various family members. English subtitles are available and tickets range from about $19 to $37. Visit cerclemoliere.com for show times.
Ocean’s 11 & Under
DJ Mama Cutsworth brings back her popular family dance party for tweens and tots Sunday. Ocean’s 11 & Under shakes down at The Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Ave.) from 1 to 5 p.m., with an aquatic theme this time around. Cover is $5, with babes in arms getting in for free. DJ Tanner is a special guest and costumes are encouraged.
If you’re still hoping to avenge the death of Carrie Fisher, maybe try saber class to rid of some angst. The Star Wars-inspired exercise is free for first-timers and happens every second Sunday at the South Gym at Red River College (2055 Notre Dame Ave.) from 8 to 10 p.m. If you don’t have your own saber or safety gear, there are some onsite. Bring workout clothes, water and The Force, of course.