THINGS TO DO
1 Repast on the river
Raw: Almond, the award-winning pop-up restaurant, is back on the Assiniboine River until Feb. 11. While the evening dining is sold out, you can still make reservations for the cocktail tasting bar each night or experience the skate-up brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Currently, the feature brunch chef is Beth Jacobs of Bernstein’s Deli, and she knows her brunch. No reservations required, just your finest dining parka and maybe a skating helmet. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $ 35. Visit rawalmond.com for more information.
2 Knight-time matinee
Bring your children for this one-time performance of Mike the Knight in the Great Scavenger
Hunt. See Mike learn the power of responsibility in this live production featuring adventure, comedy and music… and dragons, trolls and magic, obviously. Today only, 1 p.m., at the Centennial Concert Hall. Tickets are still available and start at $ 29.25. Visit centennialconcerthall.com.
3 Learn to cook Italian food
Every Tuesday night, De Luca’s Cooking Studio holds cooking classes. Watch chef Anna Paganelli demonstrate how to prepare an authentic Italian four- course meal (antipasto, pasta, entree and dessert), then enjoy the feast. Twelve feature wines will be sampled. Class begins at 6:30 p.m.; the cost is $ 50. To register, email [email protected] or visit deluca.ca for more info.
4 Five-day music festival
It’s the winter music festival that celebrates Manitoba’s established music performers and upandcoming talent. The Big Fun Festival is on until Feb. 1. The five- day festival includes more than 40 talented bands and musicians in multiple venues around town. Single tickets start at $12, and you can get a festival pass for $ 60. Visit for tickets.
5 See a flick at Fort Whyte
It’s Movie Night in the Greenhouse at Fort Whyte Farms. Every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., peel off those layers and cosy up in the balmy (remember what that feels like?) atmosphere of the huge solar greenhouse for a movie under the stars. You can cosy up to some hot popcorn and a warm bevy, too. Admission is $ 5. Go to fortwhyte.org for more info.
6 Surreal shindig
It’s the selfproclaimed “most surreal night of the year.” Art & Soul: The Lucid Dream is at the Winnipeg Art Gallery this Saturday. The event is inspired by two current exhibits featuring works by Salvador Dalí. The WAG will be transformed into a series of thoughtprovoking dreamscapes, but the music will reflect high-energy fun, with live bands and local DJs. Proceeds support the WAG. Tickets are $ 55. Visit art and soul. wag.ca for details.
7 Get a rush of adrenaline
Recline in a snow tube at Adrenaline Adventures or take on the groomed runs of the snowboard terrain park. Best of all, there’s a tow rope to get you back to the top. Admission starts at $ 9.99, with special pricing after 5 p.m. and for groups. Visit adrenalinemb.com for more info.