Two doctors in a British psychiatric hospital argue over the fate of an enigmatic patient who claims to be the son of an exiled African dictator, to Nov. 9, 8 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday, Prairie Theatre Exchange, 3rd floor, Portage Place; $28, students and seniors $19.25 at 942-5483.
Cookin' At The Cookery
Musical celebration of the late blues and jazz legend Alberta Hunter, Manitoba Theatre Centre, 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, 4 & 9 p.m. Saturday; $10.70 to $50 at 942-6537.
Maggie Nagel's reconstruction of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, presented by Adhere & Deny, opens Wednesday, to Nov. 15, dark Monday, 405-52 Albert; $10 at 774-6334.
Fire...Where's There's Smoke
Touring production takes a hard look at violence in the life of teens, presented by DanceArts Vancouver, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, public performances at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and next Friday, Nov. 7, CanWest Global Performing Arts Centre, The Forks; $12 at 942-8898.
Dramatic comedy by Marc Prescott, about a couple who, on each anniversary, seek to rekindle the magic of their first meeting, presented by Cercle Moliere, Theatre de la Chapelle, 825 St. Joseph St., performances at 8 p.m. today to Saturday; $21.50, students and seniors $19.75 at 233-8053.
Harry & Sally's Wedding
What happens when Archie and Edith's little girl decides to marry a rich "foreign fella" and what happens when the parents of these two lovebirds never meet until the day of the wedding? Celebrations Dinner Theatre, Canad Inn, 1824 Pembina Hwy., to Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday; $45.95 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, $55.95 Friday and Saturday; seniors $32.95 Wednesdays, $34.46 Thursdays and Sundays and $41.95 Fridays and Saturdays, children 12 & under $19.95; for reservations call 982-8282.
Jane Drake & Ann Love
Signing Cool Woods: Trip Around The World's Boreal Forests, a book for young readers 9 and up, 8 p.m. today; McNally Robinson, Grant Park.
My Life With Birds
A new book on the life and work of Manitoba wildlife artist Angus Shortt, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oak Hammock Marsh.
A novel by Fred Stenson, 8 p.m. Monday; McNally Robinson, Grant Park.
An anthology edited by Jon Paul Fiorentino and Clive Holden, 8 p.m. Tuesday; McNally Robinson, Grant Park.
Speaking Crow Poetry
Featured reader is Donna Gamache, with music by Aaron Cutler, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Academy Coffee Company, 414 Academy Rd.; $2 cover charge.
Rise and Fall of a Political Animal, a no-holds-barred memoir, 8 p.m. Wednesday; McNally Robinson, Grant Park.
8th Annual Boo At The Zoo
Featuring such favourites as the Dragon's Lair, The Ents and the Fairy Forest, The Enchanted Shire, The Pirate's Disco Inferno, and The Witches Forest, Assiniboine Park Zoo, ends today; $7 at Safeway, $8 at the gate.
Featuring The Headless Horseman Hayride, Tower of Terror Haunted House, 15-acre corn maze, and petting zoo, 6 to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Stonewall; $7.50, children $6.50, children 3 & under free.
The Halloween Show, let Corky the Bat and the Full Moon lead you on an adventure discovering the fascinating legends of Halloween, 11 a.m., noon & 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; $5, children and seniors $4, family $15.
Singles Halloween Dinner & Dance
Costumes optional, 7 p.m. tomorrow, Masonic Centre, 420 Corydon; $20.
Halloween Costume Party
Dance to the music of Jessie's Girls, 8 p.m. tomorrow, Royal Canadian Legion, 3600 DeVries.
The Hemorrhaging Halloween Hoopla
Halloween Comedy Show, hosted by sketch troupe The Boiling Brain Pot, and featuring members of Manatee and Mama's Potential Nobody and Ron Moore, 8 p.m. Saturday, Gas Station Theatre; $8, or $6.50 if you come in costume.
St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Church
Two settings at 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sunday, 250 Jefferson; $10, children $5, preschoolers free in advance only by calling 339-4512 or 334-6644.
Headingley United Church
Settings at 3:30, 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. Sunday; $9, children $4, preschoolers free.
The Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Holy Eucharist Parish
4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 460 Munroe.; $10, children $5, preschoolers free.
Out and About
Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Show
Presented by The Manitoba Coin Club, 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Ramada Marlborough Hotel; admission is $2.
A multicultural event featuring ethnic displays, food, entertainment and handicrafts, held annually, St. Mary's Academy, 550 Wellington Cres., 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; passports $2, children under 10 free.
Beth Donahue, to Nov. 8; 8 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, $8.50; 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $12 at 488-4520.
Second Annual Yiddish Film Festival
Four Yiddish film classics of the 30's and 40's, A Letter to Mother, 8 p.m. Saturday, Mirele Efros, 2 p.m. Sunday, Love and Sacrifice, 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Overture to Glory, 7:30 p.m. Monday, all with English subtitles, will be featured at the Asper Jewish Community Campus; individual tickets are $8.50, or three for $21.50 or four for $26.75 at 477-7510.
Top Speed, The Matrix Reloaded, Bears & Amazon; call 956-IMAX for times and prices.
Revolution OS, the inside story of the hackers who rebelled against the Proprietary software model and Microsoft to create GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement, a grassroots movement with the desire to make computer software free and easily available through sharing, 7 p.m.; Masked and Anonymous, a travelling troubadour (played by Bob Dylan) is sprung from jail to headline a concert to bring peace to the country, 9 p.m., 10th Annual Reel Pride Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, featuring The Making of Hedwig, 7 p.m. tomorrow; Nine Dead Gay Guys, 9 p.m. tomorrow; My Mother Like Women, 7 p.m. Saturday; Saved by The Belles, 9 p.m. Saturday; This Obedience, 7 p.m. Sunday and My Life on Ice, 9 p.m. Sunday; $7.
Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends; $6.50, children and seniors $5, family $20.
More than 100 hands-on exhibits, same times as Manitoba Museum; Amazing Science Show, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekends.
Red Planet Mars, 1 and 4 p.m. weekends; The Sky Tonight, noon weekends; The Super Sky Show, 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. weekends; $5, children and seniors $4, family $15.
Western Canada Aviation Museum
Autographed items from actors John Travolta, Russell Crowe and Dan Akroyd will be the star attractions at the Out of the Blue Gala Dinner & Silent Auction on Saturday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. with all proceeds going toward supporting the museum; tickets are $100 per person by calling 786-5503 for an evening of dining and dancing under the wings of historic aircraft.
Dialogues Magiques, exhibit of photomontages, to Nov. 15, 934 Corydon Ave.
Birchwood Art Gallery
An exhibition and sale of paintings, sculpture and porcelains by Rikey Ingimundar of Reykjavik, Iceland, to Dec. 31, plus paintings by Barry Burdeny, to Nov. 8, 1740 Wellington Ave., near the airport.
Bread & Circuses Bakery & Cafe
An exhibition of paintings by Jean Smallwood, to Nov. 30, 238 Lilac St.
Devisscher Studio Gallery
Contemporary paintings, 335 Cambridge St. at Harvard Avenue; for appointment call 487-2736.
Five On Third Gallery
Intimate Reflection, an exploration of mind through body by John Roshon, to Nov. 29, 290 McDermot Ave.
The New You, a study of women in fashion featuring six large paintings by Cheney Lansard, to Nov. 16, 65 Albert St.
Franco Manitoban Cultural Centre
Photographs and poetry by Herménégilde Chaisson and Francis Coutellier, to Nov. 9, 340 Provencher Blvd.
Gallery One One One
Blind Spot: The Gothic Unconscious, curated by Sigrid Dahle, featuring work by more than 50 artists spanning 500 years of image-making speculates that Winnipeg is a city haunted by the ghosts of its traumatic social history (the genocide of its First Nations peoples, dispossession of the Metis, etc.), public opening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today, University of Manitoba School of Art.
Gas Station Theatre
Break Through, paintings derived from images of sidewalk cracks taken in an alley behind Grant Avenue, by Caroline Pyevich, to Nov. 8.
Showcase for artist/owner Terry Lacosse; also featuring new works by H. Rogue Raiders, Linda Vermeulen, Rick Heidman, Mary Alard-Tomalin and Lorraine Thorarinson.
Grain Exchange Gallery
Recollection, paintings by Margaret Switala, on display until Dec. 31, Grain Exchange Building, 6th floor - 167 Lombard Ave.
La Maison des Artistes
Regard Spirituel, group exhibition celebrating the theme of spirituality featuring works by Etidal Arbach L'Heureux, Colette Balcaen, Robert Freynet, Marcien Lemay, Helene Lemay, Michelle Moreau, Michel Saint-Hilaire, Gaetanne Simonne Sylvester and more, to Dec. 30, 219 Provencher Blvd. (former City Hall).
Canadian and European Masters William Kurelek, J.W. Beatty, A.J. Casson, Franklin Carmichael, Clarence Gagnon and more, public opening from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, 306 St. Mary's Rd.
Mayberry Fine Art
Recent works by Prairie Impressionist artist Terry Fenton; also on display through the month of October works by Winnipeg painter and ceramic artist Leonard Marcoe; 212 McDermot Ave.
Children's Hour, a mixed media exhibition on the myth of childhood innocence by Patrick Treacy, to Nov. 14, 100 Arthur.
Manitoba Crafts Council Exhibition Gallery
Past History, New Beginnings, multimedia sculpture by Richard Finney, opening reception at 7:30 p.m. today, 237 McDermot.
Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery
Stories to tell, by Winnipeg artist Jean Wiens and Rhonda Harder, from Camrose, Alta., to Nov. 8, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Testing The Light, recent photographs of Lake Winnipeg Sunrises and Sunsets by Wayne Ferrand, opens Sunday, 132 Osborne.
Works by Luther Pokrant, opens Saturday, Centennial Concert Hall; to view during the day, call Arnold Ross at 489-2850.
Platform Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts
The Bestiary: Instincts of the Herd by Calgary artist Mireille Perron, 100 Arthur St.
Small sketches by the man who drew Pooh, Ernest Shepard, on display until Dec. 2; Assiniboine Park.
Posters Plus Framing Gallery
Works by Ewa Tarsia, Keith Wood, Roger LaFreniere, Mark Webb and Graydon Dyck, to Nov. 8, 433 River Avenue.
Recent watercolours by Grant Marshall, public opening from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Afterview, group show featuring the work of 32 gallery members, to Dec. 12, 55 Arthur St.
Cape Dorset 2003 Print Collection; also on display, Changing Colours, recent watercolours and oils by Libby Weir, 266 Edmonton St.
Wayne Arthur Gallery
Forms in Fibres by Diana Gordon, public opening from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 186 Provencher Blvd.
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Gallery 1: The Jerry Twomey Collection featuring Inuit sculpture from the Canadian Arctic, to March 7, 2004; Gallery 2/3: States of Becoming, offers insight into the whole creative process, to Jan. 4; Gallery 6/7/8: 150 paintings by Tom Thomson, to Dec. 7; Mezzanine: Angst - German Expressionism, to Apr. 25 Cannes Commercials: If you missed the 2002 Cannes Lions, a.k.a. The World's Best Commercials, at their original screening, all is not lost as the WAG is showing them starting Saturday to Nov. 9 at 7 & 9 p.m. plus 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 8 & 9; $7, students and seniors $6, children $4; Tom Thomson's Mysterious Death Examined in WAG Talk: In July, 1917, the body of Thomson was found floating in Canoe Lake, in Ontario's Algonquin Park, with a large gash on his head and fishing wire wrapped around one ankle, and the myth has grown ever since, was it an accident? Was he murdered?, Dr. Philip Hall, a Thomson enthusiast examines the facts, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Past the Perimeter
Huge Doll Sale
Collector dolls, character dolls, Cabbage Patch dolls, Ty dolls and doll clothes, Steinbach Mennonite Central Committee Thrift Store, 409 Main St., beginning Thursday, Nov. 6.
Just For Laughs Comedy Tour 2003
Hosted by Rick Mercer, Nov. 7, Pantages Playhouse; tickets available at Ticketmaster.