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10 Things to do in Manitoba January 18-24

We continue to stay safe, stay home and physical distance in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba at home and close to home.

Travel Manitoba has put together a list of 10 things you can do this week in Manitoba.

TAKE A VIRTUAL DROP IN DANCE CLASS

Whether you are a seasoned vet or a complete beginner, Drop in Dance Winnipeg has a class for you. Drop In Dance Winnipeg is Manitoba's first drop-in style dance studio offering a safe and welcoming space to dancers of all ages and all abilities. The flexibility of the drop-in basis allows for you to start anytime and attend the level you wish. Genres of dance include tap, hip hop, Broadway, contemporary, jazz funk. Unable to attend livestream class? Virtual Class: The Recordings is also available online.


TRY VEGAN COMFORT FOOD

January 17 to 23

The first ever Le Vegan Week is a week to feast on vegan dishes and support the local restaurant scene. Restaurants will serve up dishes inspired by the theme vegan comfort food. Eat from your go-to spot or try something new, then vote for your favourites!


LISTEN TO A VIRTUAL ARTIST TALK

Artist Talk Saturday, January 23 | 2:00 pm

Join Martha Street Studio for a virtual artist talk with Jill Ho-You. This artist talk accompanies Ho-You’s solo exhibition, Inversion. While Martha Street Studio is temporarily closed, the exhibition runs through February 19.

Inversion engages with the anxiety, fear, and speculation about the future of the planet and blurring the lines between the human body, the natural and the manufactured landscapes.


JOIN AN INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THE CANADIAN MUSEUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Tuesday, January 19 | 12:00 pm

Does the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to accelerate global trends of democratic backsliding and weakening respect for human rights?

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is hosting an online discussion panel with four Nordic ambassadors to Canada, moderated by Vivek Krishnamurthy, an expert on human rights challenges in cyberspace, as well as an audience question and answer session. Join to discuss the perspectives of the Nordic countries on the global response to COVID-19 and how it is affecting education, gender equality, access to information, and increasing social division. Register for this webinar in advance.  This special event is being held in honour of Raoul Wallenberg Day. A life‐sized, illuminated image of Wallenberg can be found in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights “Turning Points for Humanity” gallery – part of an exhibit about Canada’s five honorary citizens.


PUT ON YOUR STRETCHY PANTS AND EAT FRIED CHICKEN 

January 16 to 23

The 4th annual Fried Chicken Fest swoops into Winnipeg with the ultimate competition to find the best fried chicken in the city. Over 30 restaurants are participating in Fried Chicken Fest giving you an outrageous number of options to sample. This year’s event during COVID restrictions means Fried Chicken Fest is in full support of #saveMBrestaurants.


TUNE IN TO CATCH SOME TUNES 

Tuesday, January 19 | 7:00 pm

Manitoba Music is holding an online open mic night this week. Onna Lou will be hosting and performing along with up to 10 artists as they share a song each for audiences to stream via Facebook Live.

Host Onna Lou is a singer-songwriter born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and now calls Winnipeg home. Her music fuses Latin pop-rock with Argentine Folk, jazz, Latin American rhythms, tango and flamenco.


LISTEN TO A CELEBRATION OF NEW MANITOBA BOOKS AND AUTHORS 

Thursday, January 21 | 7:00 pm

Anita Daher live-streams Manitoba Book Jam: A Celebration of Manitoba literature. This month features authors of shorts stories from the Parallel Prairies. Invited writers give five minute readings with musical guest providing entertainment midway. Prepare a snack, sip your best beverage and join a lively hour book club meets jam session.

The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live or register to join the Zoom audience and be entered to win a McNally Robinson Booksellers gift certificate.


SOIRÉE MEURTRE ET MYSTÈRE

21 January

Join the Conseil Jeunesse Provincial and the SAC for a night of clues virtual detective work during the Soirée Meurtre et Mystère. Register online to join in the fun on January 21. Note: This event is hosted and will proceed in French.


EXPLORE THE GREAT OUTDOORS

There is no better way to pass the time this winter season than to explore all the nature our province has to offer. Remember to respect our environment and those around you by practicing leave no trace and physical distancing.

Check out the top spots for winter fun in Westman, including Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Neepawa's Langford Winter Park and Riding Mountain National Park. Located on Treaty territories 1 and 2.

Eastman is also brimming with ways to enjoy winter. There are so many activities, adventures, and experiences waiting for you. Located on Treaty territories 1, 3 and 5.

When enjoying the outdoors this winter, remember to: 

• Practice physical distancing
• Avoid crowds
• Stay home if you're sick
• Be COVID Careful


LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC  

January 23, 26 and 29 | 7:30 pm

In this special, yet reduced, edition of Winnipeg New Music Festival, the festival pays homage to composers who have played an important role in the festival’s history and to newer voices who signal things to come. The Winnipeg New Music Festival streaming pass gives you access to all 3 livestream events for the festival or you can purchase an individual livestream.

Saturday, January 23 | 7:30 pm - WNMF 1: Lineage Tuesday, January 26 | 7:30 pm - WNMF 2: Decoda Ensemble Friday, January 29 | 7:30 pm - WNMF 3: In Disquieting Times

 

 

 

 

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