January 28, 2015

The Notebook l Mardi Gras l MissDVS l The Autopilots, Portrait of Leaders & The Stray Vinyls l Brenmar l WSO Valentine Package l Art From the Heart l FIVE ALARM FUNK l Winter Soupstock l o2 (REBEL3) Valentine's Day

February 13, 5:30 pm cocktails / buffet dinner & popcorn for film
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4

Find Tickets  $35 person  or call 204-594-9494
Dinner & a Movie - The Notebook
Join us for the most romantic modern day movies to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend at The MET.  Enjoy The MET Signature Buffet before settling in to watch The Notebook.

February 13 and 14, 2015 / 6:00 pm to 2:00 am nightly
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
Must be 18 years of age or older
Tickets $16 at Ticketmaster or from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association and a portion of sales goes to them.

Winnipeg Mardi Gras will heat up Winnipeg’s frigid winter during one unforgettable weekend, as thousands experience authentic tastes, sights and sounds of New Orleans.

Come dressed in full Zombie costume and make-up, register at the Zombie Booth to get free admission to Winnipeg Mardi Gras and be entered to win a special prize package. 

February 14 - VALENTINE’S DAY!
Bring your sweetheart for an incredible night of dining, dancing, and romancing.
All singles  will be offered a red heart to wear on their sleeve. 

Authentic Louisiana Cuisine: freshly shucked oysters, and alligator fritters.
Enjoy crab cakes, deep fried pickle spears, gumbo, sweet potato fries, and more. 
The Mardi Gras Sampler Platter gives you a taste of all the menu favourites.

Aerial acrobatics, stilt walkers, showgirls, drag queens!
Come in your own costume, or buy accessories onsite, and join the Mardi Gras Parade!
You'll also find novelty items, card readers, body painters, tattoo artists, and more. 

Dwayne Dopsie, America’s Hottest Accordion, and The Zydeco Hellraisers! 

The Lindsays infuse sideshow with circus skills and burlesque to create a unique audience interaction experience. 
The Undead Newlyweds combines circus, theatre and dance. Enjoy fire manipulation and classic vaudeville.

February 13, 10:00 pm - 5:00 am
Arcane Studios (U.R.)
Early Bird - $20 / Advance - $25 / Door Entry - $30

MissDVS will whip you into shape in no time with her slick mixing skills and a high energy style! A guaranteed party starter recognized for rockin' dance floors across Western Canada and to millions on Digitally Imported Radio.
With support from:
>> DJ PYRO (Saskatchewan)
Experience the amazing clarity of world renowned PK and VOID Sound! 
Plus Bomb Squad's intelligent lighting, lasers, visuals, & more!

February 13, 9:00 pm
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1H9
$5 / Door: $7 (from bands or at the Garrick Hotel)
Order 5 tickets or more to get door-to-door delivery
18+ Valid Photo ID     Drink Specials 

The Autopilots EP RELEASE with Portrait of Leaders and The Stray Vinyls 

February 13
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P3 
Join Brenmar as he brings his new Award EP around the globe!

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, 1650 - One Lombard Place

The WSO presents a concert of beautiful, romantic music. The love theme from Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Ravel's Bolero, Mendelsohn's Midsummer Night's Dream and the dymanic Anderson & Roe piano duo performing Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra K.365.

Champagne and a chocolate rose by Chocolatier Constance Popp.  Enter to win an intimate dinner for two from Bergmann's on Lombard and a night at Mere Boutique hotel overlooking the river with the purchase of a romance package.
From $99 per couple, or $20 if you already have tickets. 
Contact the box office at 204-949-3999 or email for more information.
Draw will be held at noon on February 5 and winners will be notified by phone.

February 13 - 7:00 pm - 9:0 pm / February 14 - 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre (MERC), 430 Langside Street

Art From the Heart 15th Show & Sale
Supporting the Development of inner city and low income artists.
Over 80 artists! More that 200 pieces of art to buy!
Why not buy a special piece for someone you love for Valentine's Day? 
Artists receive 100% of their sales!
Music! Food! Raffles! Art!

February 13 - February 16
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Ticketmaster - Into The Music  - Soul Survivors - Music Trader - The Pyramid
A furious flurry of funktacular proportions hits WINNIPEG!

Friday - Kieran West & His Buffalo Band
Saturday - TOWODO
Sunday - Mystery Guests

February 14, 2:00 pm to 3:00 am
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross
Winter Soupstock ☠☠☠ is a celebration of all things soup, art, and music! 

What better way to enjoy a bowl of soup than to be serenaded by beautiful people producing beautiful sounds. We have rounded up some of our finest friends to galvanize your ears:
Big Friendly Grant Radio Special 
Railroad Tye -
Aisha Belle -
Savant Flaneur -
Slow Spirit -
Basic Nature -
Smoky Tiger -
Sassafrass - psychedelic intergalactic music
Bacca -
Richard Inman -
Zrada -
Selci -

Just bring your soup ready to be heated and served. No food restrictions apply, we ask that you provide an ingredient list so no allergies are disrupted. Each soup will be presented and judged anonymously on a scoring board by an open panel of all festival attendees. 
The Soupstock jury will declare who will be crowned the champion of Soupstock. 
Secret prizes to be awarded for the top 3 soups! BRING YOUR OWN SPOON  

February 14, 9:00 pm - 2:30 am
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1H9
Cover $10 / Advanced Tickets $6

o2 (REBEL3) Valentine's Day - The long awaited reunion of Winnipeg's underground movement! Laying down some of the greatest House music made, we promise to keep the floor hot and moving all night long!   Dinner and Dancing? Well we got your dancing part covered! 4 DJs ONLY VINYL  DJs: Oxide - Alphagroove - Jules Tiopo - Discokitty


  1. WOW! What a line-up! Is this your new blog, Margaret or, am I missing something???

  2. Good morning, Louise,

    This blog actually came first (September, 2009). It's a continuation of 'Better Than Chocolate', a radio show I did a few years ago.

    I'm Turning 60... is a month younger and, as most babies, gets more attention :-)

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