6. How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular MTS Centre (Nov. 22-25): See a fire-breathing dragon with a 15-metre wingspan overhead in a live version of the beloved animated 2010 film. Huge puppets join a cast of 20 actors to tell the story of Hiccup, a teenage Viking, and Toothless, a dragon he befriends. 7. Living in Space — Manitoba Museum (Dec. 20-April 28, 2013): Experience weightlessness like the astronauts aboard the International Space Station in the museum’s science gallery. Learn about the rigours of daily life in space, how they entertain themselves and tackle such basics as personal hygiene, eating and sleeping. 8. Gone With the Wind — Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Jan.10-Feb. 5. Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor — Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Nov. 16 and 17): Mahler’s early 20th-century depiction of the journey from dusk to dawn has never been performed in Winnipeg before and will require the orchestra to bulk up to 80-85 members as well as add tenor horn, mandolin and cowbells to the instrument list. 2, 2013): RMTC frankly doesn’t give a damn that all previous attempts at presenting a successful stage version of Margaret Mitchell’s iconic book have failed miserably. The $1.1-million project is built around Niki Landau’s adaptation, the visual ingenuity of 14-time Tony Award-nominated set designer John Lee Beatty and Stratford Festival luminaries Tom McCamus and Bethany Jilliard, playing Rhett and Scarlett. 9. This is War — Prairie Theatre Exchange (Feb. 21-March 10, 2013): Winnipeggers get the first look at the latest from Toronto’s Hannah Moscovitch, one of Canada’s finest young playwrights, who is tackling the rare stage subject of Canadian soldiers fighting in Afghanistan. 10. Only in Canada — Winnipeg Art Gallery (May 10-Aug. 11, 2013): The WAG’s centennial celebrations climax with the presentation of 100 masterworks — one for each year of the gallery’s existence — loaned by 26 museums across Canada. It’s a rare opportunity to see major paintings by Rembrandt, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh, Tom Thomson and Lawren Harris, as well as sculptures by Auguste Rodin and Alexander Calder.
Living in Space lands at the Manitoba Museum in December.