THINGS TO DO
1 Citywide celebration
Drink a few double espressos Saturday, because from 6 p.m. until dawn Sunday, it’s Nuit Blanche. The city will be sprinkled with magical nighttime installations, various pop-up galleries and special events downtown, in the Exchange District and in St. Boniface — the big party will be at the WAG. Go to nuitblanchewinnipeg.ca to plan your night. You can sleep Sunday.
2 Sunday supper
Have your Sunday dinner in an orchard. The South Osborne Harvest Dinner is tonight at 6 p.m. It’s an open-air pop-up feast prepared by chefs from Diversity Food Services, Deer + Almond and Chew, served outdoors in the South Osborne Community Orchard. The three- course meal includes wine, live entertainment and orchard tours. Tickets are $ 125 and support the South Osborne Permaculture Commons. Go to southosbornecommons.ca for more.
3 Sketchy situation
Tonight, the Park Theatre presents the H.U.N.K.S. sketch comedy show series, with Tyler Penner and Bunny. Local performers/comedians/ whatever bring you improvisational comedy woven together with song and story. Tickets are $ 10, and the show starts at 8 p.m. Visit parktheatrecafe.com for more info.
4 Make like Mariah
This might just be your night. It’s a very special karaoke night Wednesday at the Good Will Social Club. It’s Mariah Careyoke night — all- diva style karaoke — hosted by House of Gold Diamond. The fun starts at 10 p.m. and includes drink specials. Admission is just the price of your dignity. Go to thegoodwill.ca for info.
5 Warm up to winter
This city knows how to do winter. This Thursday, give your heart, your mind and your chapped lips some winter wear guidance at What to Wear this Winter. The fashion show, presented in partnership with Denali and the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association, will showcase hot fashions for the biting cold. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. with a champagne reception. Tickets are $ 60 ($ 50 for members). Go to wag.ca for details.
6 Classical concert
This Friday and Saturday, Umi Garrett performs with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at the Centennial Concert Hall. This 15-year- old piano prodigy, who has been compared to Mozart, will perform works by Mozart, Verdi and Beethoven. Go to wso.ca for tickets.
7 Big bike ride
The Rainbow Trout Bike Jam is a group bicycle ride with good music and good vibes. Make your sweet ride even sweeter (with lights, decor and love), then meet at the Frame Arts Warehouse in the Exchange District at 9 p.m. Saturday. The bike jams are in support of the Rainbow Trout Music Festival, so donations are appreciated. For more info, check out wfp. to/ xjM.