1 Crazy about comics, graphic novels or collectibles? The Winnipeg Comic Exchange Show and Sale is today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Thirsty's Flea Market (1111 Ellice Ave.). After browsing through all of the sci-fi you can handle, stop by the Winnipeg Costume Syndicate photo booth and get your photo taken with your favourite comic-book, movie or video-game character.
2 Experiment under the big top
Ever wondered about the science behind the circus? Circus! Science Under the Big Top runs until April 8 at the Manitoba Museum (190 Rupert Ave.). From taking a walk on the high wire to being a human cannonball, you will get the chance to feel like a real circus performer. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for youth. For more information visit Manitobamuseum.ca.
3 Feast your eyes on this
Ever wondered what role food plays in your life? This is exactly what Feast, a new exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (300 Memorial Blvd.) is dishing out. Running until March 25, this exhibition displays a wide range of art that explores the ideas surrounding food and the daily act of eating. For ticket information and gallery hours visit Wag.ca.
4 Celebrate your heritage
Looking to celebrate French-Canadian culture on Louis Riel Day in style? The bilingual staff at the Children's Museum is hosting the third Annual Franco-Fun Day Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect plenty of poutine, real maple-syrup treats and storytelling. For more information visit Childrensmuseum.com.
5 Play dress-up
Think you look anything like Louis Riel? Festival du Voyageur will host its first Louis Riel look-alike contest at Voyageur Park Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. A panel of experts will determine who has the most creative Riel-inspired look. To register in advance, call the festival office at 237-7692.
6 Grow a beard
Ready, set, grow! The Festival du Voyageur's beard-growing contest is back on Feb. 24 at the Voyageur Trading Post at 7 p.m. The three categories include the Voyageur beard (wild and wooly), Festival beard (neatly shaved) and the novelty beard (groomed beard and/or moustache). Participants are encouraged to raise pledges for The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
7 Have a family day
The seventh Annual Winnipeg Baby & Kids Show at the Winnipeg Convention Centre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 promises a weekend of family fun. Expect information seminars, new baby and toddler fashions and new this year, a pampering lounge for mothers. For more information visit Babyandkids.ca.