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If nup­tials are in your near fu­ture (or you just want to be pre­pared when a spe­cial some­one pops the ques­tion), learn from the pro­fes­sion­als at RBC Con­ven­tion Cen­tre’s Won­der­ful Wed­ding Show. The show runs next Satur­day and Sun­day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tick­ets are $18 and week­end passes are $23.

2 Matilda sings

Catch the pre­co­cious and cre­ative Matilda live at the Royal Man­i­toba The­atre Cen­tre. Matilda The Mu­si­cal — based on the 1988 Roald Dahl book about a tele­ki­netic English girl — runs un­til Feb. 2. In hon­our of Matilda’s love of read­ing, MTC is hold­ing a book drive in sup­port of the West Broad­way Youth Outreach Li­brary. Theatre­go­ers can drop off a book at the box of­fice.

3 Live band karaoke

Feel like a rock star even if the only place you sing is in the shower. Singers in the

Good Will So­cial Club’s (625 Portage Ave.) spot­light Thurs­day night will be backed up by real mu­si­cians rather than pre-recorded mu­sic. Sign-up be­gins at 8 p.m. and the first set starts at 9 p.m.

4 Fiery Fri­day

Fri­day night at Roblin Park Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (640 Pep­per­loaf Cres.) prom­ises to be toasty. At 6 p.m., sip some hot choco­late and roast marsh­mal­lows as a bon­fire kicks off the week­long Roblin Park Win­ter Car­ni­val. And be sure to stick around un­til 9 p.m. for a py­rotech­nics dis­play by Ar­changel Fire­works.

5 Pot­ter par­adise

It doesn’t mat­ter if you’re part of the house of Gryffindor or Huf­flepuff: one Harry Pot­ter-themed event prom­ises to spell­bind all. Be­yond Plat­form 9¾, on Fri­day and Satur­day at the Cana­dian Men­non­ite Univer­sity’s Lau­damus Au­di­to­rium, fea­tures dra­matic read­ings, a-capella singing and Pot­ter-cen­tric ven­dors. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. both nights; tick­ets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

6 Malanka fes­tiv­i­ties

Ring in Malanka — the Ukrainian New Year — in style at the Fort Garry Ho­tel Satur­day evening. Held in the grand ball­room, the night be­gins with cock­tails at 5:30 p.m., fol­lowed by din­ner at 6:30 p.m. and danc­ing at 9:30 p.m. Tick­ets are $125 for the night, or $40 just for the dance, avail­able through Eventbrite.

7 Big mu­sic

Tired of watch­ing YouTube mu­sic videos on your phone? Head down to Forth (171 McDer­mot Ave.) Satur­day night for a show­ing of the best lo­cal mu­sic videos on a big screen. The in­au­gu­ral screen­ing of the Mu­sic Video Club starts at 7 p.m.

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