If you need that perfect Valentine’s Day present for your better half, visit Canad Inns Club Regent today for the Cupids and Cameos specialty artisan and craft show. There will be 45-plus tables of handmade gifts and treats to browse over and buy from. Admission is free; the show runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you’re a rabid rom-com watcher, Underdogs’ (2609 Portage Ave.) Wednesday trivia night is the place for you to flex your knowledge of true-love tales. Gather your crew of two to four and register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign-in begins at 7:30 p.m. and the first round begins half an hour later.
Find your stretchy pants — you can eat perogies to your heart’s desire at Immaculate Conception Parish (181 Austin St. N.) Thursday evening at their Valentine’s Day themed fundraiser in support of the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre. There will also be a cake auction, (if you’ve somehow got room for dessert) a 50/50 draw, and art raffle/craft sale. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under, available at the Women’s Centre (221 Austin St. N.)
In this stage play opening at Royal MTC on Wednesday, a well-meaning woman seeks to diversify her small town’s curling club by enlisting four new Canadians to learn the ubiquitous prairie pastime. However, after she breaks her hip, her politically incorrect husband has to step in as the team’s teacher. Find out if the New Canadian Curling Club can ice a winner by getting tickets at royalmtc.ca.
The fabulous Festival du Voyageur is back for another season of frigid fun beginning Friday. Enjoy traditional French-Canadian food, plenty of live music, snow-shoeing, snow sculptures, historical displays inside Fort Gibraltar, and much more until Feb. 23 (just be sure to layer up! Get more info on all the festivities slated and snag tickets at heho.ca.
If you’re feeling more angsty than amorous on Valentine’s Day, find a band T-shirt and skinny jeans and head to Cowboy’s Roadhouse (1034 Elizabeth Rd.) for an evening of emotionally-charged emo music by Brooklyn Park, This Time Around, and Silver Lining. Tickets are $10 through Eventbrite and doors open at 8 p.m.
Love local quaff? Visit The Stone Angel Brewing Company’s taproom (1875 Pembina Hwy.) Friday night for the release of their small-batch cider called "My Bloody Valentine" and two additional small-batch beer offerings. Loaf and Honey will be on hand with a pop-up menu for purchase, and there’s trivia and music planned too.