Today in music history
In 1964, the Beatles made their live U.S. television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. I Want to Hold Your Hand could barely be heard over the screams from the audience, who were also treated to All My Loving, Till There Was You, She Loves You and I Saw Her Standing There. There were 50,000 requests for the 725 available seats. The Beatles appeared on the show again a week later. Each program was watched by an estimated 70 million people.
Born this day
Stompin' Tom Connors, 1936
Carole King, 1942
Joe Pesci, 1943
Mia Farrow, 1945
Mena Suvari, 1979
West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. with Pop Crimes & Slow Dancers. Tickets $15 and $20 at the door at the WECC, Ticketmaster.
Burton Cummings Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $25 and $34.50 at Ticketmaster.
The Bros. Landreth
The Folk Exchange, 8 p.m., $10 at Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Mainstage, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29 at 204-942-6537, www.mtc.mb.ca.
Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 4 p.m., Canwest Performing Arts Centre, $15.50
My Big Fat Winnipeg Wedding
Celebrations Dinner Theatre, Canad Inns Ft. Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy., 6:15 p.m., to March 23. Tickets $30.95 to $69.95 at 204-982-8282.
Prairie Theatre Exchange, ends tomorrow, 3rd floor Portage Place. Tickets at 204-942-5483.
Glen Foster -- That Canadian Guy, 7:45 and 10:30 p.m. $15 at 204-488-4520 or rumorscomedyclub.com
Out and about
Folk for Families
With Scott Senior and Amber Epp, 1:30 p.m., Millennium Library, children's department.
Varsity View CC Winter Carnival
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free.
Dr. Michael Gilmour
Presents Animals in a Biblical Literature: Musings on the Ethical Implications, 7-8:30 p.m., McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Alive (140 Bannatyne): Pop Vegas
Big A (1975 Portage): Super Nature
The Current (Inn at the Forks): Papa Mambo
Grant & Wilton Coffeehouse (1077 Grant): Queen's Brigade
Highway 75 Blues and Sports Bar (Pembina Hotel): The Detonaters with Damon Mitchell
Jaguars Restaurant & Lounge (1415 Regent): The Marvells
Jeffrey's (1420 Henderson): Damn Straight
Joe Black Coffee Bar (2037 Portage): Mark David Stallard with Ryan Janz
Joe's Garage (Pandora Inn, 103 Bond): Gold Commandos
King's Head (120 King): Highway 59
The Lobby On York (295 York): Stylistic Saturdays
Marion (393 Marion): Barry G Player
The New Cavalier (1650 Regent): Flip Cats
The Oak (826 Regent): Rival Sons
Palomino (1133 Portage): Momentary Madness
Park Theatre (698 Osborne): Canadian Sport Film Festival
Pony Corral (Grant and Wilton): Mike and the Eastwood Gang
Prairie Ink McNally Robinson (Grant Park Shopping Centre): Bob Watts Trio
Silver Spike (202 Bond): Pop the Trunk
Tavern United MTS Centre (260 Hargrave): Tom Dunlop
Tavern United Transcona (826 Regent): Johnni Splash
Times Change(d) (Main & St. Mary Ave.): The Wind-Ups, Andrew Neville and the Poor Choices
Toukies (Club Regent Casino): Saving Daylight
Upperdeck Sports Bar (McPhillips Station Casino): Mother Groove
Whiskey Dix (436 Main): The Valentinos
Windsor Hotel (187 Garry): Lazyhorse, the Angry Dragons, Satanic Rights
Wood Tavern (Norwood Hotel): Moneyfinger