First time for everything
If you've never experienced First Friday in the Exchange District, I suggest you do this month! First Friday is a great time to explore the area while admiring and purchasing original artwork by talented Winnipeggers. This Friday, artists Toby Gillies, Ted Barker, Ben Bonner, Ben Clarkson and Matthieu Bohemier present Work on Paper -- a group exhibition of new drawings at Tara Davis Studio (246 McDermot Ave.). The event is free and the festivities begin at 5 p.m. Don't miss out!
The Manitoba Theatre for Young People's Young Company theatre school presents the Greek tragedy Antigone this month. It's the tale of a girl's quest to give her brother a proper burial after he died fighting on the opposite side of a civil war. There are two performances this week: Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased online https://tickets.mtyp.ca/TheatreManager/104/online or by phone at 204-942-8898.
Where the wild eggs are
The bunnies have taken to hiding Easter eggs in the forest at FortWhyte Alive and it's up to you to find them today. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., pack up the kids and some Easter baskets and head to FortWhyte for some good ol' fashioned Easter egg hunting. This event is free with regular admission: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students and children, and free for members and children under three.
It's the long weekend, so it's important to treat it like a mini holiday away from the grime and rhyme of real life. Winnipeg has many great breakfast and lunch restaurants to choose from, such as Chez Cora with its elaborate crepe dishes and fruit cocktails. Chez Cora has two locations in the city: 840 Waverley St. and 340 Provencher Blvd. Both are open Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visit The Forks for the last day of the Festival of Fools, in the Centre Court and the Tower Atrium. This event is a must for two reasons: It's funny and it's free. Kids have access to craft supplies, clown entertainment and face painting among other things. Rumour also has it that the Easter Bunny is planning an appearance at the event, and who can say no to chocolate? The Festival lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit kidsfest.ca or call 204-958-4730.
Each Monday starting April 1 is Soap Scum at The Park Theatre. Soap Scum is an improvised weekly parody of soap operas -- and it promises to be scandalous! This year, Soap Scum presents Estate of Affairs, staring the lavish Adam Family at a luxury resort hotel. Each Monday is a new episode of the soap opera. Tickets are $8 and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Relive your childhood
Visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) and look at art Through the Eyes of a Child. This current exhibition features the work of several hundred young artists who participated in the WAG Studio programs. Their work involves clay, paint, pastels, and recycled materials, to name a few. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and tickets are $10 for adults, and $25 for the family.