BEN MacPHEE-SIGURDSON / COCKTAILS
Capital K shaking up series of cocktail classes
Looking to master your martini, mojito, manhattan or margarita skills? Local distillery Capital K (3-1690 Dublin Ave.) is offering a series of cocktail classes designed for the budding mixologist. Capital K’s Jesse Hildebrand will lead attendees (aged 18 or over) through a crash course on the basics of creating four different cocktails, including recipes to take home to wow prospective party guests. The courses are being offered on numerous Fridays throughout October and November — specifically Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16 and Nov. 30 — as well as Saturday, Nov. 17. Tickets for each class are $55 and include four cocktails (so plan a safe way home), recipes and light snacks; they can be obtained at wfp.to/capitalk.
ANTHONY AUGUSTINE / TECHNOLOGY
The Essential Android Apps for 2018
If you aren’t member of the Cult of Apple, the announcement of a new Pixel phone from Google is welcome news. Whether you’ve just picked up a new Android phone or want to know what’s dominating in the app world, Lifehacker has released its annual essential list. From productivity-based tools to apps that help control your smart home or security that keeps you, your information and currency safe, if you have an Android-based phone, this list should be essential reading. If you are in love with Apple, many of these apps have cross-platform versions for other phones. See what makes Lifehacker’s list in 2018 at wfp.to/2018apps.
JILL WILSON / ATTRACTIONS
Lights of the North
Canada’s largest Chinese lantern festival has extended its run at Red River Exhibition Park, giving Winnipeggers an extra week to take in the more than 10 acres of towering light displays, performances of Chinese acrobats, Sichuan opera face changing (Bian Lian), fire breathing, plate spinning, kicking bowls, Chinese folk dances and more, with performers from Winnipeg’s sister city of Chengdu. Tickets are $25 at lightsofthenorth.ca; the event runs to Oct. 21.