Today in Music History
In 1986, Corey Hart's Boy in the Box album reached the million mark in sales in Canada. Hart was the second Canadian artist to reach the figure, which qualified him for a diamond award. The first Canadian artist to sell a million copies of an album was Bryan Adams, whose Reckless album reached that mark in December 1985.
Born This Day
Eartha Kitt, 1928
Paul Newman, 1925
Lucinda Williams, 1953
Eddie Van Halen, 1957
Ellen DeGeneres, 1958
Wayne Gretzky, 1961
Park Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 in advance or $23 at the door. Tickets at the WECC, Ticketmaster, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Music Trader.
Oh My Darling
West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Local roots group releases Venez Danse EP. With Fire and Smoke. Tickets $20 at the WECC and WFF Music Store.
The Tragically Hip
MTS Centre, 8 p.m. Iconic Canadian band supporting new album, Now For Plan A. With the Arkells. Tickets $33.75 to $98.25 at Ticketmaster.
Gone With The Wind
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, to Feb. 2, RMTC Mainstage. Tickets at 204-942-6537.
Le Cercle Molière: Soirée Nicolas Bedos
Continues to Feb. 2, Theatre Cercle Molière, 340 Provencher Blvd. Tickets at 204-233-8053.
Continues to Feb. 2, RMTC Tom Hendry Theatre (Warehouse). Tickets start at $20, call 204-942-6537.
The Cripple Of Inishmaan
Black Hole Theatre Company, ends today at University of Manitoba. Tickets $12 and $15 at 204-474-6880.
The Big League
Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Canwest Performing Arts Centre, Forks Market Rd. Showtimes: 4 & 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15.50.
Rehearsal For Murder: A Tribute To Stephen Sondheim
Tara Players Theatre, Saturday, Irish Club, 654 Erin St. For information call 204-774-8272, 204-788-8458.
PTE: The Dishwashers
Continues to Feb.10., 3rd Floor Portage Place, Tickets at 204-942-5483.
WJT presents Sondheim Fest
The Berney Theatre, 8 p.m. to Jan. 27, with The National Theatre of the World, $35 adults, $28 seniors, $14.25 students, wjt.ca or 477-7478
Out and About
Big Fun Festival 2013
Annual indie music festival, to Sunday, various venues, information at www.bigfunfestival.com
Launch of Whose Trees Are These?, 2 p.m., McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Alive (140 Bannatyne): The Service
Big A (1975 Portage): The Revival
Canadiana Hotel (1400 Notre Dame): Rippin Radio
Cowboys (1034 Elizabeth): Leanne Pearson
The Current (Inn at the Forks, 75 Forks Market): Steve Kirby & Larry Roy
Finn's Pub (210-25 Forks Market Road): The Detonators
Henderson Draft House (1011 Henderson): Karaoke
Highway 75 Blues and Sports Bar: (Pembina Hotel, 1011 Pembina): McMahon/Larsson Group
Jeffrey's (1420 Henderson): Darryl Marsch Band
Joe's Garage (Pandora Inn, 103 Bond St.): The Detonators
King's Head (120 King): Ten @ 2
Marion Hotel (393 Marion): Big Slick
The New Cavalier (1650 Regent Ave.): Rock Solid
The Oak (826 Regent): Harlequin
Pony Corral (Grant and Wilton): Mike and the Eastwood Gang
Prairie Ink McNally Robinson (Grant Park Shopping Centre): The Robert Burton Trio
Pyramid Cabaret (176 Fort): The Mahones
Sam's Place (159 Henderson Hwy.): Tom Janzen
Shannon's Irish Pub and Eatery (175 Carlton St.): Dr. Rage and the Uppercuts
Silver Spike (202 Bond): Blonde Ambition
South Beach Casino (Scanterbury): Damn Straight
Tavern United MTS Centre (260 Hargrave): Rob Robbins
Tavern United Transcona (826 Regent): Tom Dunlop
Toukies (Club Regent Casino): Marianne D'Elia
Upperdeck Sports Bar (McPhillips Station Casino): Bad Dog
Whiskey Dix (436 Main): Catie St. Germain
The Wood Tavern (Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion): Jukebox Heroes