Throwback at the Theatre
Remember the '80s? Remember David Bowie as a creepy goblin king and a teenage Jennifer Connelly wishing her brother away?
The Winnipeg Film Group's Cinematheque is hosting a special screening of the 1986 film Labyrinth at 100 Arthur St. in the Exchange District.
Bring your kids, your nieces, your nephews, and anyone else you can round up. Seriously, you have to bring a child to get in.
The screening of Labyrinth is part of Cinematheque's ninth annual series of free films for children Sunday afternoons in January and February.
The movie starts at 2 p.m. today.
Bust a move (on ice)
Soul on Ice returns to The Forks. The Canopy Skating Rink between The Forks Market and the Johnston Terminal will become a dance floor for the last time this winter.
Winnipeg DJs Hunnicut and Co-op will be heating up the frozen dance floor with some danceable tunes. All you have to bring are your skates and some moves.
The DJs will play from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and, of course, it's free to join.
Women, Wine, and Wisdom
As a monthly series, Women, Wine, and Wisdom encourages conversation about topics of interest to women including health, spirituality, taxes and family.
On Wed., Jan. 29, the group will be meeting at The Park Theatre Café at 698 Osborne St. Five speakers, including Deb Dawson-Dunn, a personal leadership coach, and Rob Thomas, a celebrity chef, will offer the night's wisdom. Doors open at 6 p.m. Check out womenwinewisdom.net for more information.
Festival within a festival
Last year, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival began exploring the rougher side of pop music through its sub-festival Pop Nuit. This year, Winnipeg will again be host to boundary-pushing musicians.
While the WSO's 23rd New Music Festival runs from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, the second and last Pop Nuit night is on Fri., Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. Colin Stetson, a Polaris short-listed circular-breathing saxophonist trained in both San Francisco and Brooklyn, headlines the show at the Millennium Centre. Visit newmusicfestival.ca for more info.
FortWhyte folk and food
You don't have to go far too find fun, folk music and food.
On Fri., Jan. 31, FortWhyte Alive is serving up dinner and a show, despite the snow.
Chef Peter Karamchand will prepare a three-course dinner at the award-winning Buffalo Stone Café at FortWhyte Alive at 1961 McCreary Rd.
But, don't leave after the meal. Stay for a FortWhyte Alive's Folk in the Forest, a new concert series with performances by local folk musicians.
For adults, tickets are $45; kids are $25.Call Buffalo Stone Café at 204-989-8370 to reserve yours.
Real green Reel Green
On Sat., Feb. 1, Manitoba Eco-Network is hosting its fourth annual Reel Green Fundraiser.
Join host Ace Burpee at the Radisson Hotel at 288 Portage Ave. to celebrate local activists, encourage environmental awareness and connect people committed to a sustainable Manitoba.
The night will include screenings of short films highlighting Manitoba success stories in the green community and the awarding of the Anne Lindsey Protecting Our Earth awards, which recognize the achievements of seven Manitobans. See mbeconetwork.org for more info.
Grab your shovels. Family Fun Day is going to be SnowMAZEing.
On Sat., Feb. 1, head to the Millennium Library Park at Smith Street and St. Mary Avenue to help build a snow maze.
When you're done with your frozen labyrinth, warm up at the fire pit with some hot chocolate or check out the art in the library park.
If you really want to escape the cold, head inside the library to the children's section for hourly readings and crafts. Family story time is at 11:00 a.m.
The programming is free and runs from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.