February 2, 2010

Love is in the Air

Okay. The economy is in the toilet (Did you see the cover of the latest Maclean's?), the Christmas bills are coming in, and your bank balance is falling faster than Jay Leno's popularity.

And now it's February. Time to get ready for Valentine's Day.

Hey! We're Winnipeggers. Nothing stops us from getting a bit of romance. I wasn't the only one who walked - in a Winnipeg whiteout - to my local Shoppers' Drug Mart to get a VHS of My Big Fat Greek wedding when it was on sale. We can do this. And at a good price.

Theatre is classy, right. Soap Scum, Season 4: The Crown Royals is being performed at the Park Theatre on February 15 at 8:00 pm. Admission is $5. Throw in a dinner and you're set. Soap Scum is part of IF... The Winnipeg Improv Festival which will be running from February 15 to 20 at various venues. For more information phone 284-9477.

Want a touch of French for a bit of l'amour? You don't have to go far. The Festival du Voyageur is running from February 13 to 21. It has snow sculptures, music, food and sled dog rides. What more could you want?

Alway wanted to take in a bit of New Orleans Mardi Gras? Okay. It's too far for a bus ride, but drop on over to the Winnipeg Convention Centre for a Winnipeg Mardi Gras. It's running February 12 and 13, 6:00 pm to 2:00 am and is featuring Rockin' Dopsie, Jr & the Zydeco Twisters. The tickets are $16 and there's a 3 course dinner. Call 957-4535 or selected participating charities.

Prefer music? No problem. The 13th Annual Live Music Is Better Coffee House in Support of Winnipeg Harvest will be held at the St. James Anglican Church Hall, 195 Collegiate Street, on February 13 at 8:00 pm. Admission is $2 plus a tin for the bin. Come out and hear Baltimore Road, Still Standing, James Van Norman, Marcel Desilets and Prairie Jewel.

Want to help others? Hearts for Haiti at the Park Theatre on February 14 at 7:00 pm will be featuring Bush Wiebe, Mimi Vouk, Johnny Guitar, Rollin Penner and the Traveling Medicine Show. Find out more at

See how easy that was? Rock - and love - on, Winnipeggers!!

Have a great day. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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