Arts & Life

Top 5 things to do in Winnipeg this weekend

1. Roar of the Rings

The Canadian Olympic Trials will chose one women’s and one men’s team to represent Canada at the Olympics in Sochi. The curling at the Olympics won’t be half this good. (How’s that for European slagging? Eat your heart out Don Cherry!)

And you can go get drunk at the patch.

MTS Centre

Action all day Friday, then:

Men’s semi final – 1:30pm Saturday

Women’s final – 6:30 Saturday

Men’s final – 2pm Sunday

2. The 1st First Friday


With music by Bud Gordon and the God Awful Gospel and more, readings by Katherena Vermette, author of North End Love Songs, 2013 winner of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and a smattering of fabulous exhibitions.

Friday 5:30-8 pm

400-245 McDermot Avenue

3. Clothe the City

It’s cold out. Drops some clothes off for your fellow Winnipeggers.


Lighthouse Mission, 669 Main Street

4. Computer Chess

Andrew Bujalski’s latest film. One of the most celebrated of the year.

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Friday at 9pm,
Saturday at 9:00pm
Sunday at 7:00pm


5. Art Talk/Art Walk

Friday, 6-9pm

“How to Start an Art Collection 2.0: Demystifying the Experience of Acquiring Art”

Come and learn how to develop your taste in art, how to start an art collection (even if on a budget) and how to invest in art wisely. Host Sarah Swan talks with Toby Bartlett and Elise Dawson of Gurevich Fine Art, & collector Jeff Baigrie.

Dinner, talk and gallery tour.

Please reserve at The Winnipeg Free Press News Café 204.697.7069

$28.00 + tax.