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Fun in the Arctic

The snow may be on its way out, but that doesn't mean it's too late to learn how to build an igloo. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. today is the WAG's Arctic Adventure Family Sunday, inspired by the exhibition Creation & Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art. Not only are you taught how to build an igloo, but how to make bannock and write your name in Inuktitu. Admission is $10 dollars for families.

Cheese me

If you're anything like me, you know that cheese should be a defining aspect of any meal. Drop into Olympia Diner at 3253 Portage Avenue and order the saganaki. Traditionally, these are dishes made in small frying pans. At Olympia, saganaki is simply cheese pan-fried with brandy -- so you know it's healthy. This appetizer is one of the many delicious meals on the menu. Olympia is well-known for its calamari and souvlaki dishes, too. Just prepare to be wheeled out of the restaurant later.

Laugh, cry and growl

If you missed the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity back in December, don't despair. Here's your chance to see the world's best commercials as they make their way back to the WAG. Visit this site for the dates and times of the screenings: Tickets are $11, but if you're a student, it's $10 and for members, it's only $9. Enjoy these touching mini movies, but here's one disclaimer: you may cry.

Sweet tooth

If you're looking for a sweet treat in the Exchange District, look no further than Cake-ology, located on Arthur Street right next to the Winnipeg Free Press News Café. Cakeology has all kinds of cupcakes, cakettes (small balls of cake surrounded by a hard chocolate shell), and more. The carrot-cake and chai cupcakes are my favourites, though I will warn you, the selection changes daily! Prices for cupcakes are $2.50, while cakettes ring in at $1.25. My one piece of advice for you while eating them is to remind yourself: happiness doesn't have calories.

Everybody Charleston!

Nobody said it was going to be easy waiting for The Great Gatsby to come out in theatres in May. However, HepCat Studio is currently providing a distraction till that day arrives with its weekly Intro to Swing: '20s Charleston dance class every Monday. The Charleston can be danced solo or with a partner. The hour-long drop-in classes start at 6:30 p.m. at the studio at 75 Albert Street. One class will cost you $10; $7 for students.

Worst movie ever?

If you ever mention The Room, you'll probably be met with either of these reactions: a look of gleeful amusement or a look of utter confusion. Both make up the response to what has been called the worst movie ever made by critics and The Park Theatre wants you to relive that magic with an interactive viewing on March 19 at 8 p.m. If you're laughing at the film, you're on the right track. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Express yourself

It's the final day for the Home Expressions Home and Garden Show this weekend at the Winnipeg Convention Centre from noon to 5 p.m. Entry to this event is $10, and if you enjoy fiddling in the garden, you won't want to miss out. The Convention Centre expects more than 100 exhibitors at the event, where prizes like a 24-jet hot tub and luxury massage chair are available to win.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 17, 2013 ??65534

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